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Shue Yu Kwan: Remote channel switching for video on demand service. AT&T Bell Laboratories, R B Anderson, April 27, 1993: US05206722 (181 worldwide citation)

VOD services are provided by providing at each subscriber location a switching apparatus (e.g., 23 of FIG. 2) which is remotely controlled from the head end (12) of the system. A set top box of each subscriber is provided with a single channel designation (X) for VOD reception. In response to a requ ...


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Nicholas Steven Huslak, Thomas Arnold Anschutz, Edgar Vaughan Shrum Jr: Methods and systems for providing video on demand over a communication network using managed quality of service, bandwidth allocation and/or user profiles. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, November 10, 2009: US07617516 (178 worldwide citation)

Methods for providing video on demand service from an Application Service Provider (“ASP”) to a user over a Regional/Access Network (“RAN”) are provided. A request for a video on demand application flow may be received from the user. In response to the request, information may be obtained from the R ...


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Norton Garfinkle: Video on demand. Lane Aitken & McCann, June 25, 1996: US05530754 (167 worldwide citation)

A video-on-demand system in which catalog data is periodically transferred to the user sites, where it is stored. This catalog data includes listings of the video products available at the central station, so-called trailers or previews for certain of the video products, and lead-ins for the initial ...


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Craig Brent Chambers, Richard Sammis Bergen: Low power microcellular wireless drop interactive network. BellSouth Corporation, Marcus Delgado Esq, James L Kilpatrick Stockton Ewing IV Esq, February 2, 1999: US05867485 (166 worldwide citation)

Microcellular low power wireless networks for interactive, full duplex communication of video, data and telephony signals at microwave frequencies. Networks according to the present invention link a number of remote node transceivers to a central head office via fiber optic link. The remote node tra ...


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Bruce W Kostreski: Extended range video on demand distribution system. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, July 9, 1996: US05534912 (164 worldwide citation)

In a video on demand system utilizing asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) interfaces, a plurality of video channels are arranged at a central office into ADSL format and, together with a provisioning channel, are multiplexed into a composite spectrum. This composite spectrum is then transmitte ...


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Chris M White, Timo Bruck: Interactive video programming methods. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman, September 30, 2003: US06628302 (161 worldwide citation)

An entertainment head-end provides broadcast programming, video-on-demand services, and HTML-based interactive programming through a distribution network to client terminals in subscribers' homes. A number of different features are provided, including novel user interfaces, enhanced video-on-de ...


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Henry C De Bey: Program transmission optimisation. Delta Beta, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, May 30, 1995: US05421031 (161 worldwide citation)

A system and method of optimizing transmission of a program to multiple users over a distribution system, with particular application to video-on-demand for a CATV network. The system includes, at a head end of the CATV network a scheduling and routing computer for dividing the video program stored ...


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Matthew W Dunn, Daniel J Shoff: Interactive entertainment network system and method for customizing operation thereof according to viewer preferences. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 27, 2003: US06571390 (154 worldwide citation)

An interactive entertainment network system has a video-on-demand (VOD) application which allows viewers to create their own customized lists of preferred video content programs, such as movies, games, TV shows, and so forth. Viewers are permitted to select criteria for grouping various video conten ...


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Stephen C Durana, Trevor Coolidge, James R Lizzio: Multi-channel multimedia data server. Storage Concepts, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 25, 2000: US06018765 (153 worldwide citation)

A data server implements a video-on-demand system by providing multiple channels of video and audio on which video programs can play simultaneously and independently. The data server has mass storage containing video programs in the form of compressed digital multimedia data. The data server also ha ...


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George A Farry, John A Bigham, Kenneth R Brooks, Amos H Lucas Jr, Colton E O Donoghue Jr: Full service network. Bell Atlantic, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, March 4, 1997: US05608447 (151 worldwide citation)

A digital switching network is described which accommodates a full range of broadband and narrowband digital technologies, including video, wideband data, narrowband data, video-on-demand and telephone channels in an integrated manner. Optical fiber connects information sources to the switching comp ...