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John S Hendricks, Richard E Wunderlich: Network manager for cable television system headends. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, March 13, 2001: US06201536 (284 worldwide citation)

A novel network manager for use with a cable television system headend capable of monitoring and managing headend components and set top terminals in a television delivery system is described. The invention relates to methods and apparatus that manage and coordinate the reception of various programm ...


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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 (284 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 (277 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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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 (268 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 (265 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 (259 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 (237 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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Scott R Swix, John R Stefanik, John C Batten: Method and system for providing interactive media VCR control. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Shaw Pittman, August 19, 2003: US06609253 (228 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing flexible subscriber VCR control of an interactive media system that limits the consumption of bandwidth capacity, the method comprising establishing a viewing time window during which a subscriber can watch an ordered program, enabling the subscriber to freely pause ...


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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 (222 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 (220 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 ...



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