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Peter T Barrett: Method for image compression on a personal computer. SuperMac Technology, Limbach & Limbach, February 15, 1994: US05287420 (218 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for image compression suitable for personal computer applications, which compresses and stores data in two steps. An image is captured in real-time and compressed using an efficient method and stored to a hard-disk. At some later time, the data is further compressed in non-rea ...


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Peter T Barrett, Steven C Wasserman, Stephen G Perlman: System for transmitting digital data through a lossy channel. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, June 25, 2002: US06412112 (84 worldwide citation)

A system for distributing digital data over a video channel to a plurality of remotely located client terminals. The system involves selecting a set of digital data to be distributed and converting it to an intermediate format compatible with video broadcast. The intermediate data is then broadcast ...


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Peter T Barrett: Method and apparatus for compression data by generating base image data from luminance and chrominance components and detail image data from luminance component. SuperMac Technology, Limbach & Limbach, August 23, 1994: US05341442 (65 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for compressing YUV color image data representing an image. The method includes the steps of generating base image data containing low frequency image information where the base image data is a function of the Y component, the U component, and the V component, and generating d ...


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Peter T Barrett, Daniel Danker: Advertising using a combination of video and banner advertisements. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, October 3, 2006: US07117439 (57 worldwide citation)

In a system that includes a processor and a display device on which video programming can be displayed, a method for transitioning to a video advertisement by displaying a related banner advertisement. The method includes generating, on the display device, a display screen on which a video advertise ...


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Peter J Potrebic, Elizabeth Rose McEnroe, Peter T Barrett: Unified recording and pause buffer format. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, December 7, 2010: US07848618 (44 worldwide citation)

A unified recording format allows both recorded programs and paused buffered broadcasts to be stored in memory as a common virtual stream. As content is received on a channel, it is placed into the virtual stream with newer content at the start of the stream and progressively aging content migrating ...


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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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Daniel Danker, Peter T Barrett: Using broadcast television as a portal for video on demand solicitation. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 7, 2009: US07516472 (36 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are described for using broadcast television systems as an implicit portal for solicitation of video on demand programs. A viewing device is monitored for the occurrence of a specific event, such as a channel change or the detection of a trigger mechanism programmed into a conten ...


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James Armand Baldwin, Peter T Barrett: Generating and searching compressed data. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 11, 2006: US07026964 (34 worldwide citation)

Data destined for a client is compressed at a server in a manner that produces a compressed data string that can be searched in its compressed state. The server constructs a code table that assigns codes from a standard code set (e.g., ASCII code set) that are normally unused to selected character 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, 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: Method and apparatus for vector quantization for real-time playback on low cost personal computers. Radius, Limbach & Limbach, November 14, 1995: US05467413 (31 worldwide citation)

A vector quantization method and apparatus which processes signal vectors constructed from digital image data (such as a digital video stream). The digital video stream is treated as a sequence of images, each represented by a rectangular array of pixels. The pixels are processed in blocks (typicall ...



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