1
P Venkat Rangan, Vijnan Shastri, Arya Ashwani, Parag Arole: Real-time receipt, decompression and play of compressed streaming video/hypervideo; with thumbnail display of past scenes and with replay, hyperlinking and/or recording permissively intiated retrospectively. Mediastra, Fuess & Davidenas, November 28, 2000: US06154771 (532 worldwide citation)

Streaming compressed digital hypervideo received upon a digital communications network is decoded (decompressed) and played in a client-computer-based "video on web VCR" software system. Scene changes, if not previously marked upstream, are automatically detected, and typically twenty-one past scene ...


2
Anand Srinivasan, Mehul Y Shah, Indranil Chakraborty, Mohan Mardikar, P Venkat Rangan, Kamal Bhadada: Method and apparatus for multiplexing separately-authored metadata for insertion into a video data stream. Donald R Boys, Central Coast Patent Agency, March 12, 2002: US06357042 (473 worldwide citation)

An authoring system for interactive video has two or more authoring stations for providing authored metadata to be related to a main video data stream and a multiplexer for relating authored metadata from the authoring sources to the main video data stream. The authoring stations annotate created me ...


3
P Venkat Rangan, Vijnan Shastri, P Srihari Sampath Kumar, Arya Ashwani: Hyperlinks resolution at and by a special network server in order to enable diverse sophisticated hyperlinking upon a digital network. HOTV, Fuess & Davidenas, December 21, 1999: US06006265 (286 worldwide citation)

Streaming digital hypervideo including copious embedded hyperlinks is distributed upon a digital communications network from a hypervideo server, normally an Internet Service Provider, to multitudinous client subscribers/users/viewers (client SUVs). Some or all of the client SUVs receive the same hy ...


4
Suman Kumar Inala, P Venkat Rangan, Ramakrishna Satyavolu: Server-side web summary generation and presentation. Yodlee com, Donald R Boys, Central Coast Patent Agency, March 6, 2001: US06199077 (283 worldwide citation)

A portal server includes a software agent configured to do summary searches for subscribers based on Internet destinations provided by the subscribers, to retrieve information from such destinations based on pre-programmed site information, and to download the summary information to the subscriber. ...


5
P Venkat Rangan: System for efficient delivery of multimedia information using hierarchical network of servers selectively caching program for a selected time period. Regents of the University of California, Fuess & Davidenas, December 10, 1996: US05583994 (179 worldwide citation)

A multimedia information delivery network system is disclosed for delivering multimedia programs to a plurality of users at user-selected times. The network includes a wide area transmitter for transmitting the multimedia programs. Additionally, the network includes a plurality of network servers fo ...


6
P Venkat Rangan: Method and apparatus for providing and maintaining a user-interactive portal system accessible via internet or other switched-packet-network. Yodiee com, Donald R Boys, Central Coast Patent Agency, June 25, 2002: US06412073 (132 worldwide citation)

An Internet Portal is enabled by software executing on an Internet-connected server. The Portal, in response to a log-on by a user, presents a secure and personalized page for and to the user, the personalized page having listed plural Internet destinations enabled by hyperlinks, wherein upon invoca ...


7
Suman Kumar Inala, P Venkat Rangan: Method and apparatus for a site-sensitive interactive chat network. Yodlee com, Donald R Boys, Central Coast Patent Agency, August 27, 2002: US06442590 (128 worldwide citation)

In a site-sensitive Internet service system enhanced client browsers report URLs to an Internet-connected service-control server, which informs clients of other clients visiting common URLs, and organizes and enables chat sessions among simultaneous visitors to common Internet sites. In some cases t ...


8
Neil Daswani, Suman Kumar Inala, Ramakrishna Satyavolu, P Venkat Rangan, Sreeranga P Rajan: Method and apparatus for restructuring of personalized data for transmission from a data network to connected and portable network appliances. Yodlee com, Donald R Boys, Central Coast Patent Agency, November 5, 2002: US06477565 (105 worldwide citation)

A system for retrieving and disseminating information records from Internet sources includes a client device and an intermediary server system, including software, between the client device and the Internet. The system collects a record specific to a client from an individual one of said Internet so ...


9
Christos Papadimitriou, P Venkat Rangan: System and method for selecting cache server based on transmission and storage factors for efficient delivery of multimedia information in a hierarchical network of servers. The Regents of the University of California, Fuess & Davidenas, January 7, 1997: US05592626 (100 worldwide citation)

A multimedia information delivery network system is disclosed for delivering multimedia programs to a plurality of users at user-selected times. The network includes a wide area transmitter for transmitting the multimedia programs. Additionally, the network includes a plurality of network servers fo ...


10
Srihari Sampath Kumar, P Venkat Rangan, Kamlesh Talreja, Kenneth J Goldman: Hypervideo system and method with object tracking in a compressed digital video environment. HOTV, Donald R Boys, Central Coast Patent Agency, January 2, 2001: US06169573 (98 worldwide citation)

A system and method for hypervideo object tracking in a compressed digital video environment includes a hypervideo authoring system and a hypervideo browser. The hypervideo authoring system permits one or more moving objects in an MPEG compressed video clip to be identified, tracked, refined, edited ...