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Donald F Hooper, Matthew S Goldman, Peter C Bixby, Suban Krishnamoorthy: Video on demand with memory accessing and or like functions. Digital Equipment Corporation, Dirk Brinkman, Ronald C Hudgens, Arthur W Fisher, August 15, 1995: US05442390 (430 worldwide citation)

In a system for interactively viewing videos, a selected video is transmitted as a plurality of frames of digitized video data for playback on a viewing device. The system receives the transmitted video data and includes a memory buffer for storing a segment of a selected one of the videos. The segm ...


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Matthew W Dunn, Daniel J Shoff: Interactive entertainment network system and method for customizing operation thereof according to viewer preferences. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 19, 1999: US05861906 (380 worldwide citation)

An interactive entertainment network system has a video-on-demand (VOD) application which allows viewers to create their own customized lists of preferred video content programs, such as movies, games, TV shows, and so forth. Viewers are permitted to select criteria for grouping various video conten ...


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Matthew W Dunn, Seung Yup Chai, Joseph H Matthews III: System for automatic pause/resume of content delivered on a channel in response to switching to and from that channel and resuming so that a portion of the content is repeated. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, February 24, 1998: US05721829 (360 worldwide citation)

The interactive entertainment network system has a headend connected to multiple user interface units in individual homes via a distribution network. The user interface units are operable in a video-on-demand (VOD) mode to order and receive video content programs from the headend. The VOD mode is ac ...


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Max Abecassis: Advertisement subsidized video-on-demand system. April 22, 2003: US06553178 (357 worldwide citation)

A random access pointcast video delivery system provides the capability for a viewer to select a video advertisement. The video advertisement is automatically customized responsive to the application of the viewer's video content preferences to a video segment map defining a plurality of video ...


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Frank Nemirofsky, John C Morris: Interactive smart card system for integrating the provision of remote and local services. SmartTV Co, Irell & Manella, March 9, 1999: US05880769 (346 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes methods and apparatus for increasing the efficiency of remote service transactions. According to the present invention, a smart card includes optics for receiving information from a television channel and a modem for providing real-time two way communication with a rem ...


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Percy Tzelnic, Scott R Dunham: On-line tape backup using an integrated cached disk array. EMC Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, October 27, 1998: US05829046 (328 worldwide citation)

A video file server includes an integrated cached disk array storage subsystem and a plurality of stream server computers linking the cached disk array to a data network for the transfer of video data streams. The video file server further includes a controller server for applying an admission contr ...


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Max Abecassis: System for integrating video and communications. November 4, 1997: US05684918 (325 worldwide citation)

In a video-on-demand and communications system, the enhancements comprising the automatic integration of the video and communication services delivered to a viewer. Specifically, during the viewing of a video, when a phone call, audio or audio/video, is received, the delivery of the video is automat ...


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Natan Vishlitzky, Robert Wilson, Percy Tzelnic: Prefetching to service multiple video streams from an integrated cached disk array. EMC Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, April 7, 1998: US05737747 (325 worldwide citation)

A video file server includes an integrated cached disk array storage subsystem and a plurality of stream server computers linking the cached disk storage subsystem to the data network for the transfer of video data streams. The video file server further includes a controller server for applying an a ...


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John J Youden, Albert W Kovalick, Paolo L Siccardo, Christopher R Adams, James E Jensen, David John Coggins, Manu Thapar, Kari Santos: Video on demand system with multiple data sources configured to provide VCR-like services. Hewlett Packard Company, September 29, 1998: US05815146 (324 worldwide citation)

A video server for providing Video-On-Demand is disclosed. A plurality of data sources are coupled individually to a first and second bi-directional data/instruction switch. The first switch is additionally coupled to a data storage system and the second switch is coupled to a network interface. A r ...


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Victor O K Li, Wanjiun Liao: Interactive video-on-demand system. University of Hong Kong, Fish & Richardson P C, April 1, 2003: US06543053 (304 worldwide citation)

A data distribution system and a protocol for interactive information services over a network and in particular for video-on-demand applications. A shared buffer and a split-and-merge protocol are implemented to allow multiple users to share the same video stream multicasted over a network with true ...



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