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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 (245 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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Yong Ho Son, Christopher Goode: Secure distribution of video on-demand. DIVA Systems Corporation, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, January 20, 2004: US06681326 (237 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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Robert G Arsenault, Leon J Stanger: Virtual video on demand using multiple encrypted video segments. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John A Crook, Michael W Sales, March 2, 2004: US06701528 (232 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing a virtual video on demand services is disclosed. The method and apparatus disclose the storing of a segment of the video program in advance for VOD viewing at a later time. When the subscriber selects VOD service, a pre-stored video segment is retrieved for prese ...


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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 (227 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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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 (218 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 (217 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 (213 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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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 (212 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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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 (212 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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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 (208 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 ...