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Robert Drew Major: Remote storage digital video recorder streaming and related methods. DISH TECHNOLOGIES L L C, Lorenz & Kopf, January 29, 2019: US10194183

Systems, devices, and methods for streaming or otherwise delivering media content over a network are provided. One exemplary method of streaming media content over a network using a RS-DVR system involves receiving, at the RS-DVR system, a request for a portion of the media content from a media play ...


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Robert Drew Major, Darren Major: RS-DVR systems and methods for unavailable bitrate signaling and edge recording. EchoStar Technologies L L C, LK Global, October 3, 2017: US09781486

A remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system is disclosed. The RS-DVR system includes a network interface to communicate data between the RS-DVR system and a subscriber system via a network, a file system module coupled to the network interface, an ingest agent coupled to the file system ...


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Robert Drew Major, Darren Major: Television content management with integrated third party interface. EchoStar Technologies L L C, LK Global, May 23, 2017: US09661380

Systems, methods and devices manage second screen media content that is associated with live or previously-recorded television programming while the programming is being viewed by a user. A control application provides an HTML5 or other application program interface (API) that allows advertisers, re ...


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Roger Lynch, John Paul, Robert Drew Major, David Kummer: Adaptive bit rate transcode and caching for off air television programming delivery. Echostar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, July 25, 2017: US09716856

Techniques are disclosed for capturing, transcoding, and caching off-air programming at a location local to the consumer. According to certain embodiments, a device is provided that receives off-air (e.g., broadcast) and/or cable (e.g. ClearQAM) programming via one or more antennas and caches the pr ...


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Robert Drew Major, Darren Major: Wi-Fi routing. EchoStar Technologies L L C, LK Global, October 10, 2017: US09787436

Routing on Wi-Fi or similar home networks is improved though the use of a proxy service located on the home network. If wireless networking issues arise, the proxy can adapt delivery of digital content in an intelligent manner. If client communications are becoming increasingly unreliable, for examp ...


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Robert Drew Major, Darren Major, John Michael Paul: Systems and processes for efficiently storing and retrieving video content. EchoStar Technologies L L C, LK Global, March 21, 2017: US09601153

Methods, systems and devices are described to improve the storage and retrieval of video content. The general concepts set forth herein could be used in any video storage system that uses disk drives to store video content, including remote or local storage digital video recorders (DVRs) and the lik ...


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W Paul Sherer, Kirk Blattman, Hoi Tauw Chou, Glenn Connery, Howard Davis, Daniel Kiewlich, Robert Drew Major, Mel Oyler, Neeraj K Sharma: Stream control failover utilizing the sharing of state information within a logical group of stream servers. Wilson & Ham, November 2, 2006: US20060248212-A1

A technique for streaming digital video content to multiple clients involves establishing a logical group of IP-connected stream servers, generating state information at multiple stream servers within the logical group, sharing the state information amongst stream servers in the logical group, and u ...


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W Paul Sherer, Kirk Blattman, Hoi Tauw Chou, Glenn Connery, Howard Davis, Daniel Kiewlich, Robert Drew Major, Mel Oyler, Neeraj K Sharma: Stream control failover utilizing an attribute-dependent protection mechanism. Mark A Wilson, Wilson & Ham, November 2, 2006: US20060248213-A1

A technique for managing the streaming of digital video content to multiple clients involves identifying an attribute of a content element that is streamed to a client and selecting a protection mechanism for the content element as a function of the attribute, wherein the protection mechanism enable ...


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Robert Drew Major, Stephen R Carter, Hilarie Orman: Method and mechanism for vending digital content. Novell, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner Novell, February 21, 2008: US20080046377-A1

An Internet Box Office (IBO) system and technique vends digital content via a computer network, such as the Internet. The IBO system comprises a viewing system that cooperates with a Digital Rights Management system and various deployment enhancements within the Internet to provide an infrastructure ...


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Robert Drew Major, Stephen R Carter, Howard Rollin Davis, Brent Ray Christensen: System and method for partitioning address space in a proxy cache server cluster. Cesari And Mckenna, December 5, 2002: US20020184327-A1

A proxy partition cache (PPC) architecture and a technique for address-partitioning a proxy cache consisting of a grouping of discrete, cooperating caches (servers) is provided. Client requests for objects (files) of a given size are redirected or reassigned to a single cache in the grouping, notwit ...