Patent Number: 7,272,842

Title: Digital content delivery system transaction engine

Abstract: A system for delivering digital content on demand in a multiple unit environment includes a server local to the multiple unit environment. The server stores, in its memory, the digital content, and is capable of supporting multiple simultaneous asynchronous accesses to the digital content. A billing system tracks the bill for each unit in the multiple unit environment, based on the accessed digital content. Within each unit that supports access to the digital content, an access system (preferably a set-top box) allows a user to access the digital content.

Inventors: Kay; Rick (Troutdale, OR), Temkin; Gregory B. (Portland, OR), Olson; Matthew L. (Vancouver, WA), Hendrickson; David J. (Powell Butte, OR)

Assignee: Marger Johnson & McCollom, P.C.

International Classification: H04N 7/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-18 0:00:00