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Yes, it can. I did a quick search and found over 100 patents with a youtube.com prior art citation. The earliest citations I found are in US 7783710, US 7844507, and US 7934725.


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I like the swiss Panoptic camera mentioned in here. It covers most of the claim elements well. However, I think it misses the audio component. Concentrating on the "audio" part, here are references to combine with the Panoptic camera (or other panoramic camera devices). Seeley US Pat. No. US 6097429 to Seeley, filed Aug 1, 1997: "Site control unit for ...


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The Panoptic camera out of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland fits the bill pretty nicely. It has over a hundred cameras with specialized hardware to create stereoscopic omnidirectional video in real-time. Very cool stuff. It seems that work started on this in 2009, which is before the priority date, but there have been papers are ...


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I don't see how this is substantially different from: US3632865, "Predictive video encoding using measured subject velocity", a patent filed in 1969. This basically claims that the motion of subjects can be tracked between frames, reducing the amount of information needed to communicate video.


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So this is a trivial combination of a zero-run-length encoder with a quantiser. That somebody thinks this is worthy of patenting beggars belief. In any case, the same technique is used in the JPEG/JFIF format, which counts as a video codec because many cameras (prior to the introduction of cheap realtime MPEG4 encoders) used Motion JPEG for video recording,...


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Common sense and experience would lead me to say "absolutely not", but when I searched through the submission guidelines for drawings, and although they heavily suggest it is not acceptable, I couldn't find anything explicitly barring this. My next step was to get on the phone with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and ask if animated drawings are ...


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Not exactly what you were looking for, but if Animated GIF counts as video encoding, then GNU plotutils had a weird bastardised version of GIF that used RLE instead of LZW in 1998. The original Compuserve work on creating GIF was to replace an RLE based graphics format. LZW was used in GIF instead of RLE because it was considered a more efficient upgrade, ...


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Many panoramic cameras have already been described in previous comments, most if not all of them existing before the patent application. I believe the following systems were also designed prior to the patent application: Elphel-Eyesis 360 degree panorama camera (April 2011): http://blog.elphel.com/category/panoramic/page/2/ DIY Streetview: http://www.diy-...


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This is important information, too important to be hidden in the comment section: During patent prosecution, claims can change drastically and then they differ from the patent application publication. Therefore, it is not sufficient to copy&paste the claims from the patent application publication. It is of paramount importance to access Public PAIR ...


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USPTO published a document related to America Invent Act (AIA) implementation where it categorized a YouTube video to “qualify as a Printed Publication under AIA and pre-AIA laws.” (Page 15 of ‘First Inventor to File (FITF) Comprehensive Training: Prior Art Under the AIA‘) AIA adds a new provision to 35 USC 102(a)(1) in the form of “Otherwise available to ...


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Sounds a lot like the Nissan around view monitor. Pretty sure that they don't use audio, and probably don't record the stream. Hope this helps http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/TECHNOLOGY/OVERVIEW/avm.html


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As far as video goes, May 25 2007. Google has effectively done spherical video with their street view program. It's effectively a video with a low framerate, and manual framerate advancement of a car driving around the city.


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I would look at the work done by Disney in 1967, Circle-Vision 360 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle-Vision_360%C2%B0


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Panoramic Photography has been around since the earliest of times when photographers stitched together negatives to create a panoramic image. Sometimes, in art exhibits you would see a complete 360 viewpoint by the photographer printing individual prints and posting them up onto the spherical room walls and ceiling. As the digital age came about, ...


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If the DVD only provides instructions about how to do the process described in an expired patent, nothing can or should be done (at least based on patent law). The whole idea of patents is that the inventor gets a monopoly in exchange for showing the world how to build the invention, so that once the patent expires, anybody can do it, teach it, build it, ...


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The proposed Memex system does most if not all of this, it was defined back in 1945 !!! Experimental implementations of the concept -- such as NLS -- were created in the 1950's and 60's. Extensive implementations of various kinds where created starting in the 80's. Oxford University: The Computer Journal Article: HYPERTEXT - Moving Towards Large Volumes ...


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