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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 (209 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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Vincent J Smoral, Peter M Kogge, Phillip J Sementilli Jr: Hybrid architecture for video on demand server. Lockheed Martin Corporation, William H Steinberg, March 4, 1997: US05608448 (200 worldwide citation)

Processing requirement at each computing element in a video server for a video on demand (VOD) system are reduced to only those needed for VOD, resulting in a less expensive processor with less memory and, hence, lower cost. A hybrid video server architecture combines the best features of massive pa ...


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Winston W Hodge, Lawrence E Taylor: Near-video-on-demand digital video distribution system utilizing asymmetric digital subscriber lines. VXL HCR Technology Corporation, Thomas Schneck, January 14, 1997: US05594491 (200 worldwide citation)

A system for distribution of near-video-on-demand (NVOD) program information featuring use of ADSL telephone links. In NVOD, video program material is divided into segments which are spooled from a server into threads which contain the program information, but at times offset from each other. Telco ...


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Christopher Lindblad, Stephan E Cachat: Video on demand applet method and apparatus for inclusion of motion video in multimedia documents. Sun Microsystems, B Noel Kivlin, Conley Rose & Tayon, May 1, 2001: US06225993 (195 worldwide citation)

A computer process which requests streams of motion video titles and decodes and displays the motion video signals of the stream for display in a computer display device is constructed in the form of an applet of a multimedia document viewer such as a World Wide Web browser. Accordingly, a designer ...


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Matthew W Dunn: Interactive entertainment network system and method for providing short sets of preview video trailers. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, August 31, 1999: US05945987 (194 worldwide citation)

An interactive entertainment network system has a video-on-demand (VOD) application which enables viewers to select criteria for grouping various video content programs (e.g., movies, games, TV shows, etc.) into manageable sets for convenient review. Once grouped, the previews or "trailers" for the ...


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Joseph R Hedrick, Binh T Nguyen, Mike Kinsley: Player tracking communication mechanisms in a gaming machine. IGT, Beyer Weaver & Thomas, September 26, 2006: US07112138 (193 worldwide citation)

A disclosed a player tracking unit provides a multimedia interface with a display and an interface to one or more sound projection devices and a multimedia board for processing digitally formatted program files for output on the multimedia interface. The player tracking unit may provide menus of aud ...


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Alan J Weinberger, Joseph J Renton, Rick Neugaubauer: Transaction dispatcher for a passenger entertainment system, method and article of manufacture. Rockwell Collins, Nathan D Jensen, Kyle Eppele, November 2, 2004: US06813777 (189 worldwide citation)

A computer is used to manage communication over a network between one or more network addressable units and a plurality of physical devices of a passenger entertainment system. The system is configured and operated using software to provide passenger entertainment services including audio and video ...


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Roger G Kermode, Henry Holtzman: System and method for multicast video-on-demand delivery system. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cesari and McKenna, January 25, 2000: US06018359 (189 worldwide citation)

A video-on-demand system divides video files into sequentially organized data segments for transmission and playback. Each segment is repeatedly transmitted in a looping fashion over a transmission channel. The rate of transmission is equal to or greater than the playback rate, and the lengths of th ...


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Alan George Ganek, Louis Paul Herzberg, Antonio Ruiz, Barry Edward Willner: Fixed video-on-demand. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard M Ludwin, Louis P Herzberg, March 3, 1998: US05724646 (183 worldwide citation)

A system, method and apparatus for Video-on-demand (VOD) satisfying the desire of `surfers`. The process entails a server operating in a standard Near-Video-on-demand (NVOD) mode, whereby it repeatedly transmits multiple copies of each program on separate channels. Each copy is delayed by a staggere ...


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Yong Ho Son, Christopher Goode: Secure distribution of video on-demand. DIVA Systems, Thomason Moser & Patterson, May 8, 2001: US06229895 (182 worldwide citation)

In accordance with a first aspect, a remote server receives video programming in a first encrypted form and stores the video programming. After the remote server receives a request from a subscriber station for transmission of the video programming, the remote server decrypts the video programming, ...



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