31
Curtis G Wong, Steven M Drucker, Steve Glenner, Asta L Glatzer, Steven D DeMar: Rapid media group annotation. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 8, 2011: US07904797 (36 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a unique system and method for facilitating browsing, sorting, clustering, and filtering any number of media objects grouped together in a quick and easy manner. In particular, the invention involves annotating the media objects, which have been clustered, sorted, and/ ...


32
Dustin L Green: Media stream scheduling for hiccup-free fast-channel-change in the presence of network chokepoints. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 28, 2008: US07444419 (34 worldwide citation)

An implementation, as described herein, facilitates fast start-up of a new media stream while avoiding temporal interruption (i.e., “hiccups”) of the presentation of that new media stream. At least one implementation, described herein, coordinates the delivery of multiple simultaneous media streams ...


33
Daniel C W Wong, Jesus David Rivas, Amith Yamasani: Method and apparatus for providing plug-in media decoders. Sun Microsystems, Martine & Penilla, November 25, 2003: US06654765 (34 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing plug-in media decoders. Embodiments provide a “plug-in” decoder architecture that allows software decoders to be transparently downloaded, along with media data. User applications are able to support new media types as long as the corresponding plug-in decoder is ...


34
Jeffrey Bruce Lotspiech: System and method for securely updating copy-protected media. International Business Machines Corporation, John L Rogitz, August 19, 2003: US06609116 (32 worldwide citation)

A system and method for updating old blank media onto which newer content is sought to be copied, to reduce the risk of unauthorized copying of new content onto old unupdated media. A computer system executes a method in which one or more calculate media key commands (CMKC) are written onto a blank ...


35
Stephen J Reber, Eric C Peters: System and method for managing storage and retrieval of media data including dynamic linkage of media data files to clips of the media data. Avid Technology, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, May 9, 2000: US06061758 (31 worldwide citation)

A system for the management of media data and binding of media date to requests for pieces of media, which includes a plurality of procedures that can establish and write storage of new media, and make requests for media based on media source identification and range on the specified media source. A ...


36
Jerry E Hurst Jr: Pulse width modulation optical disk drive with adjustable pulsed laser write and preheat patterns. International Business Machines Corporation, Thomas R Berthold, May 20, 1997: US05631887 (28 worldwide citation)

A pulse width modulation (PWM) optical disk drive calibrates the write and preheat pulse patterns generated by the laser to a particular media and media condition. This is accomplished by either reading information prewritten on the media, which indicates the expected thermal interference, or by dir ...


37
Ronald D Malcolm Jr, Richard R Tricca: Color synchronizer and windowing system for use in a video/graphics system. New Media Graphics Corporation, Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson, November 2, 1993: US05258750 (27 worldwide citation)

A color synchronizer and windowing system for use in a video or video/graphics system which uses digital television technology integrated circuits to digitize the video information. The digitized video information is stored in a frame buffer as luminance and chrominance data samples. The frame buffe ...


38
Thomas G Pollard, Rodney J Corder: Power management of a computer plug-in card having a remote data link. New Media, Gregory Garmong, May 19, 1998: US05754870 (27 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes a computer and a plug-in card having a remote data link. The plug-in card draws power from the power sour the computer. A status monitor shows the operability of the remote data link, specifically whether it is operable for data communications to or from the computer, and ...


39
David Henry Cushing: Multilayer thin film dielectric bandpass filter. JDS Fitel, Neil Teitelbaum & Associates, July 20, 1999: US05926317 (26 worldwide citation)

A design for producing bandpass filters with passbands that are centered at the same wavelength for each mode of polarization. Filters are of the all-dielectric type that consist of single and multiple cavities of bandpasses. All of the layers are of the Quarter Wave type for ease of manufacture wit ...


40
Tetsuya Yoshimura, Hirotada Ueda, Yutaka Hidai, Masashi Uyama: Card windowing metaphor for application command and presentation history. New Media Development Association, Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton, November 12, 1996: US05574846 (25 worldwide citation)

An information processor, which manages operational history data or status data to revert an application back to any desired point in the past or make use of the past operations, includes an interface screen having cards thereon, as objects, that are manipulated by a user so as to make use of histor ...