System for and a method of playing interleaved presentation segments

System for and a method of playing interleaved presentation segments
US006289165B1
(12) United States Patent
(10) Patent N0.:
(45) Date of Patent:
Abecassis
(54)
(76)
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SYSTEM FOR AND A METHOD OF
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PLAYING INTERLEAVEI) PRESENTATION
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SEGMENTS
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Inventor:
Max Abecassis, 19020 NE. 20 Ave.,
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Miami FL (Us) 33179
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(21) Appl' NO‘: 09/247’674
(22) Filed;
Feb 9, 1999
Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc., “Digital Video Disc
Player RCA User’s Manual RC5200P”, 1996.
Related US. Application Data
(62)
* Cited by examiner
Division of application No. 09/190,773, ?led on Nov. 12,
Primary Examiner—Thal Tran
1998-
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A method of, and a system capable of, playmg at least a
portion of at least one presentation segment, such as a
Camera angle Segment, from a Set of interleaved presentation
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segments included Within a video, the method comprising
the steps of, and the system comprising preferencing,
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processing, random accessing, and buffering means for,
,
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ABSTRACT
responsive to segment information, a preestablished content
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preference including a presentation preference and a pref
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erence for a duration of a portion of a presentation segment,
sequentially and seamlessly playing a portion, at least a
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portion, and/or the substantial entirety of a presentation
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receiving, during said playing of a presentation segment, a
change in said presentation preference; successively playmg
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in a randomized looped fashion, responsive to said segment
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information and said change in said presentation preference,
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at least a portion, a portion, and/or the substantial entirety of
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another presentation segment from said set of interleaved
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presentation Segments; and wherein a playing of at least one
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