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Bruce Minoru Wakai, Robert Troxel, Marc Booth, Kaz Takata, Karen Evensen, Loi Ninh: Combined digital audio/video on demand and broadcast distribution system. Sony Corporation, Sony Trans Com, Haverstock & Owens, October 26, 1999: US05973722 (297 worldwide citation)

An in-flight passenger entertainment system has a first digital network for communication among components of a headend system including a data server, media controller, one or more media servers, system interface unit, system manager unit and attendant control panel. The in-flight entertainment sys ...


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Joel L Wolf, Philip S Yu: Look-ahead scheduling to support video-on-demand applications. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard M Ludwin, October 24, 1995: US05461415 (295 worldwide citation)

A system and method of supporting pause-resume in a video-on-demand service of a type which can accommodate multiple viewers sharing a common data stream is described. When a video server receives a performance request from one of the viewers for showing a particular video, it identifies and reserve ...


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Michael R Colligan, Yong Ho Son, Christopher Goode: Selective and renewable encryption for secure distribution of video on-demand. Diva Systems Corporation, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, July 2, 2002: US06415031 (286 worldwide citation)

Selective encryption is provided in a process which includes: determining whether a predetermined criterion is satisfied; setting a selective encryption status field if the predetermined criterion is satisfied; and encrypting an unencrypted payload to generate an encrypted payload, and constructing ...


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Peter Albert Monta, Selim Shlomo Rakib, Edward Anthony Krause: Headend cherrypicker multiplexer with switched front end. Terayon Communication Systems, Thelen Reid & Priest, May 2, 2006: US07039048 (285 worldwide citation)

A headend or central office or satellite uplink facility for receiving upstream video-on-demand requests and MPEG transport streams containing video program data and packetizing said video data into TCP/IP or UDP/IP packets and LAN packets and routing them through a switch to one or more cherrypicke ...


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Matthew W Dunn: Interactive entertainment network system and method with analog video startup loop for video-on-demand. Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 12, 1998: US05752160 (281 worldwide citation)

An interactive entertainment network system supplies previews in an analog format while operating in a video-on-demand (VOD) mode. The previews are displayed instantaneously when a viewer switches to a designated VOD channel. The previews are played in a continuous loop to attract viewers that are s ...


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Hiroaki Nakano, Makoto Niijima, Yumie Sonoda, Yoshiaki Kumagai, Junichi Nagahara, Tatsushi Nashida: System and method for parent-controlled charging for on-line services. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, December 1, 1998: US05845260 (274 worldwide citation)

A charging method for use in an interactive on-line service where a server and terminals of users are mutually connected by a transmission medium, where a predetermined service is provided from the server to the terminals via the transmission medium, and where the fee for such service is collected f ...


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J Michael Peters, Barry Battista, Christopher Brown: Telecommunication user account management system and method. Continental Cablevision, Stephen C Glazier, March 16, 1999: US05884284 (263 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an integrated computerized system and method of telecommunication user account management. The invention creates, maintains, processes and analyzes data regarding individual users for telecommunication services. Billing for individual users is generated. The user data is ana ...


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Uresh K Vahalia, John Forecast, Percy Tzelnic: Video file server maintaining sliding windows of a video data set in random access memories of stream server computers for immediate video-on-demand service beginning at any specified location. EMC Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, August 3, 1999: US05933603 (256 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 a data network for the transfer of video data streams. The video file server further includes a server controller for applying an adm ...


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Selim Shlomo Rakib, Fabrice Michel Raymond Quinard, Peter Albert Monta: Home network for receiving video-on-demand and other requested programs and services. Terayon Communication Systems, Ronald Craig Fish, RC Fish Law, May 3, 2005: US06889385 (249 worldwide citation)

A system for providing video-on-demand service, broadband internet access and other broadband services over T-carrier systems including a pull multiplexer cherrypicker at the head end is disclosed. The pull multiplexer receives upstream requests and cull out MPEG or other compressed video packets, I ...


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Edward A Krause, Paul Shen, Adam S Tom: Method and apparatus for encoding and formatting data representing a video program to provide multiple overlapping presentations of the video program. Imedia Corporation, McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen, July 20, 1999: US05926205 (246 worldwide citation)

Selective video-on-demand access is provided to a virtually unlimited number of subscribers by partitioning the video program into an ordered sequence of N segments and providing the subscribers concurrent access to each of the N segments. A data stream representative of the video program is partiti ...