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R Drew Major, Mark B Hurst: Apparatus, system, and method for adaptive-rate shifting of streaming content. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, October 21, 2014: US08868772 (12 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for adaptive-rate shifting of streaming content includes an agent controller module configured to simultaneously request at least portions of a plurality of streamlets. The agent controller module is further configured to continuously monitor streamlet requests and subsequent responses, ...


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Robert Drew Major, Stephen R Carter, Hilarie Orman: Method and mechanism for vending digital content. Novell Intellectual Property Holdings, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, March 27, 2012: US08145570 (5 worldwide citation)

An Internet Box Office (IBO) system and technique vends digital content via a computer network, such as the Internet. The IBO system comprises a viewing system that cooperates with a Digital Rights Management system and various deployment enhancements within the Internet to provide an infrastructure ...


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Robert Drew Major, Darren Major, Joseph Ekstrom: Efficient assignment of program copies in a network digital video recorder. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, June 2, 2015: US09049484 (3 worldwide citation)

A remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system receives a media content file that is stored in a storage architecture of the RS-DVR system. The same stored media content file is assigned to multiple subscribers such that each of the multiple subscribers shares a common identifier that refer ...


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Robert Drew Major, Darren Major: File structure techniques for storing multiple bitrate content. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, August 4, 2015: US09100700 (3 worldwide citation)

A remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system is disclosed. The RS-DVR system includes a network interface to communicate data between the RS-DVR system and a subscriber system via a network, a file system module coupled to the network interface, an ingest agent coupled to the file system ...


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Robert Drew Major, Darren Major: Remote storage digital video recorder for multiple bitrate digital media content. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, December 30, 2014: US08925023 (3 worldwide citation)

A remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system is disclosed. The RS-DVR system includes a network interface to communicate data between the RS-DVR system and a subscriber system via a network, a file system module coupled to the network interface, an ingest agent coupled to the file system ...


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Hashem Mohammad Ebrahimi, Robert Drew Major: Brokering state information and identity among user agents, origin servers, and proxies. Novell, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, September 30, 2014: US08850017 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods, signals, devices, and systems are provided for using proxy servers to transparently forward messages between clients and origin servers if, and only if, doing so does not violate network policies. In some systems, a transparent proxy uses a combination of standard-format HTTP commands, embe ...


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Robert Drew Major, Darren Major: Storage device management techniques for a remote storage digital video recorder that handles multiple bitrate content. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, June 30, 2015: US09071873 (2 worldwide citation)

A remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system is disclosed. The RS-DVR system includes a network interface to communicate data between the RS-DVR system and a subscriber system via a network, a file system module coupled to the network interface, an ingest agent coupled to the file system ...


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Robert Drew Major, Darren Major: Late assignment of recorded digital media content at time of playback. Dish Digital L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, September 9, 2014: US08832757 (2 worldwide citation)

A remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system is disclosed. The RS-DVR system includes a network interface to communicate data between the RS-DVR system and a subscriber system via a network, a file system module coupled to the network interface, an ingest agent coupled to the file system ...


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Robert Drew Major, Darren Major: Remote storage digital video recorder that supports shared and per-subscriber content rights. Dish Digital L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, September 9, 2014: US08832724 (2 worldwide citation)

A remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system is disclosed. The RS-DVR system includes a network interface to communicate data between the RS-DVR system and a subscriber system via a network, a file system module coupled to the network interface, an ingest agent coupled to the file system ...


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W Paul Sherer, Kirk Blattman, Hoi Tauw Chou, Glenn Connery, Howard Davis, Daniel Kiewlich, Robert Drew Major, Mel Oyler, Neeraj K Sharma: Stream control failover utilizing the sharing of state information within a logical group of stream servers. Cisco Technology, Merchant & Gould, December 4, 2012: US08326967 (2 worldwide citation)

A technique for streaming digital video content to multiple clients involves establishing a logical group of IP-connected stream servers, generating state information at multiple stream servers within the logical group, sharing the state information amongst stream servers in the logical group, and u ...