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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 (222 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 (213 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 (211 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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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 (208 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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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 (202 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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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 (201 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 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 (199 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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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 (197 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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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 (194 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 (183 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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