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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 (158 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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Norton Garfinkle: Video on demand. Lane Aitken & McCann, June 25, 1996: US05530754 (153 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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Henry C De Bey: Program transmission optimisation. Delta Beta, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, May 30, 1995: US05421031 (151 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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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 (146 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 ...


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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 (146 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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Chris M White, Timo Bruck: Interactive video programming methods. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman, September 30, 2003: US06628302 (143 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 Debey: Method and system of program transmission optimization using a redundant transmission sequence. Delta Beta, Pennie & Edmonds, February 11, 2003: US06519693 (142 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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Stephen C Durana, Trevor Coolidge, James R Lizzio: Multi-channel multimedia data server. Storage Concepts, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 25, 2000: US06018765 (141 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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Norton Garfinkle: System for limiting use of down-loaded video-on-demand data. Lane Aitken & McCann, March 21, 1995: US05400402 (138 worldwide citation)

A digital data system that includes a control system at a customer site that blocks access to a down-loaded stored program after it has been viewed a predetermined number of times (e.g., once), or after a predetermined interval, or any combination thereof.


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Hadas Shachnai, Joel L Wolf, Philip S Yu: Baton passing optimization scheme for load balancing/configuration planning in a video-on-demand computer system. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard M Ludwin, Whitham Curtis Whitham & McGinn, August 6, 1996: US05544313 (136 worldwide citation)

A video on demand computer system includes a plurality of storage media each storing a plurality of videos. The storage media are disks attached to a computer system. The computer system plays the videos on demand by reading out the videos from the disks as data steams to play selected ones of the v ...



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