Hajime Morito, Hiroshi Yoshiura, Michael Roe: Copy protection apparatus and method. Hitachi, Mattingly Stanger & Malur P C, October 30, 2001: US06310956 (90 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of copy protection for use in digital data recorders such as DVD-RAM recorders, which includes embedding transmission time information into a digital data stream by digital watermarking and comparing the transmission time with the current time at the data recorder (

Kenneth G Mages, Jie Feng, Kent Mages: Method of securing the playback of a DVD-ROM via triggering data sent via a cable network. HyperLOCK Technologies, Hamman & Benn, March 7, 2000: US06035329 (90 worldwide citation)

A method and system for implementing the pay-per-view DVD-ROM system, whereby the enabling data provided to the DVD-player allowing the playback of the DVD-ROM video data is provided to the DVD-player via the Internet or via the cable-TV system provider. The invention discriminates between DVD-ROM's ...

Masayuki Demura, Hironobu Nagura, Tetsuya Tamura, Keisuke Tanaka: Method and apparatus for detecting and correcting errors and erasures in product ECC-coded data arrays for DVD and similar storage subsystems. International Business Machines Corporation, R Bruce Brodie, Marc D McSwain, April 22, 2003: US06553533 (90 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for detecting and correcting errors and erasures in product-coded data arrays by iterative syndrome processing array data in row major order and column major order. A first dense map is formed for classifying each row containing location indicia of random errors, their correct ...

Kia Silverbrook, Paul Lapstun: Interactive information device with integral printer. Silverbrook Research, July 18, 2006: US07077748 (89 worldwide citation)

An interactive information console is configured to accept information defined by an interactive program on a detachable storage medium, such as a DVD, CD-ROM, cartridge or the like. The information, may include educational and/or gaming data, with which a user interacts via a controller device. At ...

Jay S Walker, Robert C Tedesco, James A Jorasch, Michael W Patterson: Methods and systems for determining and selling wagering game outcomes for a plurality of players. IGT, K&L Gates, November 1, 2011: US08047908 (88 worldwide citation)

In accordance with some embodiments, a plurality of outcomes are generated and used to create a video presentation of representative outcomes for one or more players. The video presentation is recorded onto a tangible medium (e.g., DVD or CD-ROM) or otherwise provided to one or more players (e.g., a ...

Derrill L Sturgeon, Donald K Zickefoose: Customization schemes for content presentation in a device with converged functionality. Compaq Computer Corporation, Sharp Comfort & Merrett P C, August 6, 2002: US06429879 (88 worldwide citation)

Schemes for customization of content presentation relating to a Digital Versatile/Video Disc source, which source is preferably integrated into a convergence device system. A user preferences or settings database is provided that is automatically maintained or supported by a computer subsystem, wher ...

Viktors Berstis: Multi-user video hard disk recorder. International Business Machines Corporation, Leslie A Van Leeuwen, May 13, 2003: US06564005 (86 worldwide citation)

A multi-user system, method, and computer-usable medium facilitate time-shifting of television program viewing for users. Each user is identified by an associated user profile, and a program schedule, including a list of desired programs to be recorded, is maintained for each user. The television pr ...

Geoff Chatterton: System and method for processing subpicture data. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, March 27, 2007: US07197234 (86 worldwide citation)

A method is described for rendering subpicture images comprising: reading a subpicture image from a digital versatile disk (“DVD”); identifying regions within the subpicture image for which α is below a specified threshold value; and rendering on a video screen only those regions of the subpicture i ...

Guillaume Mercier: High definition media storage structure and playback mechanism. Digital Video Express, David G Grossman, March 8, 2005: US06865747 (85 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for storing and playing high definition content is disclosed. This invention provides a mechanism for storing and playing back high definition content on a medium such as DVD optical disc. One aspect of the invention is that elementary streams may be multiplexed and processed ...

Daniel Watkins: Audio/visual device for capturing, searching and/or displaying audio/visual material. LSI Logic Corporation, John R Ley, May 31, 2005: US06901207 (84 worldwide citation)

An audio/visual (A/V) device, such as a DVD player, assists a user in finding desired programming from among DVD programs, conventional broadcast television (TV) programs and World Wide Web transmitted programs. The programs contain close caption (CC) and A/V content. The A/V device captures and sto ...

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