Information service control point which retreives information as blocks of data

  • US 5,636,139 A
  • Filed: 04/19/1996
  • Issued: 06/03/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of communicating data, the data together forming a title in an interactive services information database, from a central station configured to administrate the information database to a remote station over a communications path, said method comprising the steps of:

  • storing the data in the information database on at least one storage device;

    retrieving the data as data blocks, each data block being a sequential segment of the data and each data block being retrieved independently of other data blocks from storage; and

    transmitting the retrieved data blocks independently from the central station to the remote station.

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