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Dustin L Green, John H Grossman IV, James Armand Baldwin, Peter T Barrett: Media stream splicer. Microsoft Corporation, September 30, 2008: US07430222 (43 worldwide citation)

An implementation is described herein, which facilitates a fast channel change by receiving and decoding a unicast acquisition media stream that corresponds to a soon-to-be-requested target multicast media stream. It does this before requesting the target multicast media stream of the new channel. O ...


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Dustin L Green: Media stream scheduling for hiccup-free fast-channel-change in the presence of network chokepoints. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 28, 2008: US07444419 (33 worldwide citation)

An implementation, as described herein, facilitates fast start-up of a new media stream while avoiding temporal interruption (i.e., “hiccups”) of the presentation of that new media stream. At least one implementation, described herein, coordinates the delivery of multiple simultaneous media streams ...


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Geoffrey R Smith, James A Baldwin, Michael D Dodd, Peter T Barrett, David C Clifford, Grant D Mohr, Dustin L Green: Accelerated channel change in rate-limited environments. Microsoft Corporation, January 13, 2009: US07477653 (31 worldwide citation)

Accelerated channel change (ACC) strategies are described for supplying a client module with media information by transitioning between a first delivery of media information provided by first delivery functionality and a second delivery of media information provided by second delivery functionality ...


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Peter T Barrett, James Armand Baldwin, Dustin L Green: Fast channel change. Microsoft Corporation, July 14, 2009: US07562375 (29 worldwide citation)

In an exemplary server implementation, a server is configured to retain at least one independent frame for each video channel of multiple video channels that are being distributed using multicast communications and is adapted to respond to channel change requests from clients by transmitting the ret ...


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Dustin L Green, Peter T Barrett: Systems and methods for playing digital video in reverse and fast forward modes. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, November 29, 2005: US06970640 (28 worldwide citation)

Replaying a compressed digital video stream in fast-forward and reverse modes at varied playback rates. An index of interceded frames, those frames not dependant on other frames for generation, is stored. The index includes the size of intercoded frames and their storage location. When a specified p ...


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Geoffrey R Smith, James A Baldwin, Michael D Dodd, Peter T Barrett, David C Clifford, Grant D Mohr, Dustin L Green: Accelerated channel change in rate-limited environments. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 17, 2011: US07944863 (15 worldwide citation)

Accelerated channel change (ACC) strategies are described for supplying a client module with media information by transitioning between a first delivery of media information provided by first delivery functionality and a second delivery of media information provided by second delivery functionality ...


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Peter T Barrett, James Armand Baldwin, Dustin L Green: Priority mechanism for distributed sending of media data. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 28, 2008: US07443791 (14 worldwide citation)

Media data is distributed across multiple devices, and multiple schedulers and senders are installed across the multiple devices. Schedulers formulate send requests that stipulate particular media data portions and designate destination clients. Each send request is associated with a send priority. ...


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Jeffrey Brian Kinsey, Pankaj Garg, Eric P Traut, Dustin L Green, Parag Chakraborty: Method and system for a resource negotiation between virtual machines. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, April 24, 2012: US08166473 (14 worldwide citation)

A method of agreeing on the utilization of at least one computer resource between two virtual machines includes sending a first resource request by a first virtual machine to a second virtual machine having computer resources to allocate to the first virtual machine. The second virtual machine respo ...


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Peter T Barrett, James Armand Baldwin, Dustin L Green: Media organization for distributed sending of media data. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 7, 2009: US07516232 (13 worldwide citation)

Media data is distributed across multiple devices and is locatable using a hashing function and a hash table. The media data is partially replicated based on popularity thereof. In a described implementation, a media data block is locatable by hashing a media data indicator to produce a media data h ...


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Dustin L Green, Peter J Barrett: Systems and methods for playing digital video in reverse and fast forward modes. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, November 17, 2009: US07620294 (13 worldwide citation)

Replaying a compressed digital video stream in fast-forward and reverse modes at varied playback rates. An index of intercoded frames, those frames not dependant on other frames for generation, is stored. The index includes the size of interceded frames and their storage location. When a specified p ...



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