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J Duane Northcutt, David T Berry: Network video server system receiving requests from clients for specific formatted data through a default channel and establishing communication through separate control and data channels. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 15, 1995: US05442749 (283 worldwide citation)

A network video server apparatus and method for transferring video image data across a computer network serving multiple clients. The network server apparatus comprises two parts, a server and a client. The server is run on a computer system containing a video digitizer hardware. Running the server ...


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Navin Chaddha, J Duane Northcutt, Gerard A Wall, James G Hanko: Software-based encoder for a software-implemented end-to-end scalable video delivery system. Sun Microsystems, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, April 15, 1997: US05621660 (130 worldwide citation)

A software-based encoder is provided for an end-to-end scalable video delivery system that operates over heterogeneous networks. The encoder utilizes a scalable video compression algorithm based on a Laplacian pyramid decomposition to generate an embedded information stream. The decoder decimates a ...


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J Duane Northcutt, James G Hanko, Alan T Ruberg, Gerard A Wall, Lawrence L Butcher: Method and apparatus for providing multi media network interface. Sun Microsystems, The Hecker Law Group, February 6, 2001: US06185737 (114 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a media interface unit that couples media input (e.g. cameras, microphones) to a network and can receive media input from a network and provide it to playback devices (e.g. monitors, speakers). The interface unit eliminates the need for a computer system when transmitting an ...


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Gerard A Wall, Alan T Ruberg, James G Hanko, J Duane Northcutt, Lawrence L Butcher: Method and apparatus for session management and user authentication. Sun Microsystems, The Hecker Law Group, April 24, 2001: US06223289 (80 worldwide citation)

Authentication and session management can be used with a system architecture that partitions functionality between a human interface device (HID) and a computational service provider such as a server. An authentication manager executing on a server interacts with the HID to validate the user when th ...


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Gerard A Wall, Alan T Ruberg, James G Hanko, J Duane Northcutt, Lawrence L Butcher: Method and apparatus for session management and user authentication. Sun Microsystems, O&apos Melveny & Myers, November 19, 2002: US06484174 (78 worldwide citation)

Authentication and session management can be used with a system architecture that partitions functionality between a human interface device (HID) and a computational service provider such as a server. An authentication manager executing on a server interacts with the HID to validate the user when th ...


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Navin Chaddha, J Duane Northcutt, Gerard A Wall, James G Hanko: Software-based encoder for a software-implemented end-to-end scalable video delivery system. Sun Microsystems, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, June 16, 1998: US05768535 (76 worldwide citation)

A software-based encoder is provided for an end-to-end scalable video delivery system that operates over heterogeneous networks. The encoder utilizes a scalable video compression algorithm based on a Laplacian pyramid decomposition to generate an embedded information stream. The decoder decimates a ...


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James G Hanko, J Duane Northcutt, Gerard A Wall, Lawrence L Butcher: Method and apparatus for the detection of motion in video. Sun Microsystems, O&apos Melveny & Myers, December 10, 2002: US06493041 (70 worldwide citation)

The present invention comprises a method and apparatus for detection motion in video in which frames from an incoming video stream are digitized. The pixels of each incoming digitized frame are compared to the corresponding pixels of a reference frame, and differences between incoming pixels and ref ...


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J Duane Northcutt, Gerard A Wall, James G Hanko, Benjamin H Stoltz: Method and apparatus for synchronizing firmware. Sun Microsystems, O&apos Melveny & Myers, January 13, 2004: US06678741 (53 worldwide citation)

The invention is a method and apparatus for synchronizing firmware associated with a first computer device and a second computer device, such as a server and a client computer. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, the method comprises the steps of providing information regarding a cha ...


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Gerard A Wall, James G Hanko, J Duane Northcutt: Method and apparatus for bus bandwidth management. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 9, 1996: US05506969 (43 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes bus bandwidth management for operation of a high-speed bus. The high-speed bus is coupled to a plurality of modules. A plurality of client applications operate on the computer system, and request services from the high-speed bus to transfer data from a source module to at ...


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Brian K Schmidt, James G Hanko, J Duane Northcutt, Alan T Ruberg: Method and system for encapsulation of multiple levels of communication protocol functionality within line codes. Silicon Image, Girard & Equitz, March 6, 2007: US07187307 (32 worldwide citation)

A communication system including two endpoints (transceivers or a transmitter and receiver) and a serial link between them. At least one endpoint is configured to generate encoded data in accordance with a line code and to transmit the encoded data over the link. The line code specifies a block code ...