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Andrew Laursen, Jeffrey C Olkin, Mark A Porter, Farzad Nazem, William Bailey, Mark Moore: Method and apparatus for scalable, high bandwidth storage retrieval and transportation of multimedia data on a network. Oracle Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 8, 1998: US05805804 (528 worldwide citation)

An improved system and method for providing multimedia data in a networked system is disclosed. The present invention provides a platform for distributed client-server computing and access to data over asymmetric real-time networks. A service mechanism allows applications to be split such that clien ...


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Mark A Porter, Dave Pawson: Method and apparatus for frame accurate access of digital audio-visual information. Oracle Corporation, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, August 19, 1997: US05659539 (191 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for use in a digital video delivery system is provided. A digital representation of an audio-visual work, such as an MPEG file, is parsed to produce a tag file. The tag file includes information about each of the frames in the audio-visual work. During the performance of the a ...


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Mark A Porter, Dave Pawson: Method and apparatus for frame accurate access of digital audio-visual information. Oracle Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, January 26, 1999: US05864682 (176 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for use in a digital video delivery system is provided. A digital representation of an audio-visual work, such as an MPEG file, is parsed to produce a tag file. The tag file includes information about each of the frames in the audio-visual work. During the performance of the a ...


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Daniel Weaver, Mark A Porter, David J Pawson: Method and apparatus for non-sequential access to an in-progress video feed. Oracle Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, September 12, 2000: US06119154 (99 worldwide citation)

A method and system for delivering a live feed to a client is provided. According to one aspect of the invention, content data is generated by an encoder. Tag data that indicates locations of video frame data within the content data is generated while the content data is being generated. According t ...


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Daniel Weaver, Mark A Porter, David J Pawson: Method and apparatus for concurrently encoding and tagging digital information for allowing non-sequential access during playback. Oracle Corporation, McDermott Will & Emery, August 29, 2000: US06112226 (94 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing non-sequential access to visual information that is being digitally encoded in a digital data stream is provided. The digital data stream includes a sequence of video frame data. Each video frame data in the sequence of video frame data corresponds to a video frame ...


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Lawrence J Ellison, David J Pawson, Mark A Porter, William E Bailey: Dynamic quality adjustment based on changing streaming constraints. Broadband Royalty Corporation, Thirdspace Living, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, June 6, 2006: US07058721 (54 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for dynamic quality adjustment based on changing streaming constraints is provided. According to one aspect of the present invention, a video stream is sent to a client according to a set of streaming constraints. At least a subset of the video information in the video stream ...


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Jeffrey C Olkin, Mark A Porter: Method and apparatus for storing and transferring data on a network. Oracle Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 2, 1999: US05878220 (46 worldwide citation)

A data transport system has application for transferring binary large objects (blobs) to one or more clients. The data transport system includes a mass storage device, a high bandwidth network, a blob server and an applications server. The blobs are pre-packetized in a general format compatible with ...


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Mark A Porter: Display and storage stand for recording media. Chernoff Vilhauer McClung & Stenzel, July 13, 1993: US05226704 (10 worldwide citation)

A display and storage stand for recorded media containers includes a case having one or more slotted racks which support a plurality of discrete media containers. The case has an opening through which containers are inserted into and removed from the racks. A slot, which surrounds the periphery of t ...


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Mark A Porter: Swimming pool backwash filter. Richard L Miller, April 9, 1996: US05505844 (10 worldwide citation)

A swimming pool backwash filter which separates backwash contaminates from the backwash water so that the may be discarded separately, for connecting to a standard pool filtration system, having a pump with a pump inlet and a pump outlet, a sand filter having a sand filter inlet and a sand filter ou ...


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Frederick A Rench, Michael E Watanabe, Dale J Waite, Mark A Porter: Food container. Boise Cascade Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, February 17, 1998: US05718368 (6 worldwide citation)

A food container consisting of a top and a bottom having obliquely angled side elements is disclosed. The container may be cut from a single blank of container material and formed into a hingedly connected top and bottom. When the top and bottom are open and substantially coplanar the obliquely angl ...



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