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John J Youden, Albert W Kovalick, Paolo L Siccardo, Christopher R Adams, James E Jensen, David John Coggins, Manu Thapar, Kari Santos: Video on demand system with multiple data sources configured to provide VCR-like services. Hewlett Packard Company, September 29, 1998: US05815146 (337 worldwide citation)

A video server for providing Video-On-Demand is disclosed. A plurality of data sources are coupled individually to a first and second bi-directional data/instruction switch. The first switch is additionally coupled to a data storage system and the second switch is coupled to a network interface. A r ...


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John J Youden, Albert W Kovalick, Paolo L Siccardo, Christopher R Adams, James E Jensen, David J Coggins, Manu Thapar, Kari Santos: Video on demand system with multiple data sources configured to provide vcr-like services. Hewlett Packard Company, Jonathan B Penn, February 25, 1997: US05606359 (301 worldwide citation)

A video server for providing Video-On-Demand is disclosed. A plurality of data sources are coupled individually to a first and second bi-directional data/instruction switch. The first switch is additionally coupled to a data storage system and the second switch is coupled to a network interface. A r ...


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Amr A Awadallah, Michael Chen, David Li, Manu Thapar: Packet mapper for dynamic data packet prioritization. Nortel Networks, September 10, 2002: US06449251 (121 worldwide citation)

A packet mapper prioritizes streams of data packets in a computer network, each data packet having a packet header containing feature values descriptive of the data packet. The packet mapper includes a mapping table that associates application-related features with network-reserved feature values fr ...


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Shenze Chen, Manu Thapar: Deadline driven disk scheduler method and apparatus with thresholded most urgent request queue scan window. Hewlett Packard Company, Timothy Rex Croll, July 28, 1998: US05787482 (56 worldwide citation)

A disk control mechanism for controlling the operations of a movable arm disk drive. The disk control mechanism contains a disk access scheduler which accepts disk access requests having a deadline and a disk location. The disk access scheduler further consists of a queue data structure for storing ...


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Manu Thapar, Shenze Chen: Storage system having storage units interconnected to form multiple loops to provide simultaneous access from multiple hosts. Hewlett Packard Company, Brian R Short, December 2, 1997: US05694615 (29 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an apparatus and method for using the dual port feature of Fibre Channel to allow multiple computer hosts to simultaneously access a cluster of memory units that are Fibre Channel arbitrated. Typical multiple host access schemes require an expensive Fibre Channel switch and ...


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Shenze Chen, Manu Thapar: Digital layout method suitable for near video on demand system. Hewlett Packard Co, February 24, 1998: US05721823 (24 worldwide citation)

A method for layout of digitized media, movies, especially on discs, whereby storage capacity and bandwidth are optimized and near video on demand is accomplished. Several embodiments are taught, including request stimulated near video on demand model which employs the inventive layout strategy taug ...


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Manu Thapar, Shenze Chen: Zone bit recording enhanced video data layout. Hewlett Packard Company, June 30, 1998: US05774714 (5 worldwide citation)

A method of storing video programs, such as movies, for video-on-demand access includes forming a hierarchy for the movies based upon anticipated frequencies of access. Typically, more than one magnetic disk is used to store the video programs, with each disk being partitioned into concentric annula ...



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