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MDI acquires patent for video data storage

Posted: 29 Dec 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:video data storage? MDI? patent? U.S. Patent and Trademark Office? computer memory?

MDI Inc. announced that it has been granted a new patent for video data storage by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

MDI has been granted U.S. patent number 6,892,246 entitled "Computer System and Method for Storing Video Data," which is said to strengthen the company's intellectual property portfolio and support its strategy of increasing shareholder value through the licensing of patented technology.

According to J. Collier Sparks, CEO and president of MDI, the patent covers a major development for a method of storing video data in computer memory. "Based on this innovative technology, the company now has a method for storing video data in a mass storage device where once the mass storage device has reached its capacity, the oldest video data is degraded by removing random pixels from the video frame," Sparks said.

Sparks added that the new invention solves the problem that software developers and users have had for years in developing processes to store data in the least amount of space required in a mass storage device. "While there are numerous compression techniques available, the storage of data using these compression techniques ultimately result in the filling of the available storage space," said Sparks. "Our invention solves this problem by identifying the oldest video data, removing it from mass storage, degrading the video data and thereby leaving space in the mass storage device to store the most recently received video data."

"MDI now commands revolutionary technology that allows a dramatic increase in the online time of digital storage devices to the longest possible in the industry. Current proprietary hardware and software under development by the company will allow its customers to control the level of video data compression tailored to their needs based on image resolution instead of hardware capacity," added Sparks.

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