08978066 cites 37 patents.

Methods, computer program products, and apparatuses are provided for allowing a user to communicate with a set top box and a media content server through a mobile communication device, such as a cellular phone. The user may be able to request and receive a customer specific interactive programming guide through the mobile communication device. The interactive programming guide may allow the user to search and record media programs, including sending recording commands to a set top box to record a particular media program. The interactive programming guide may also allow the user to order and receive media programs to the mobile communication device. Embodiments may provide a personal video recorder proxy server as an interface between the mobile communication device and the set top box and the media content server.

Title
Method, computer program product, and apparatus for providing communications with at least one media provider
Application Number
11/608571
Publication Number
8978066 (B2)
Application Date
December 8, 2006
Publication Date
March 10, 2015
Inventor
Fenglin Yin
Lexington
MA, US
Diego S Rozensztejn
Brookline
MA, US
Guillermo Ortiz
Belmont
MA, US
Jianxiu Hao
Lexington
MA, US
Assignee
Verizon Patent and Licensing
NJ, US
IPC
H04N 21/63
H04N 21/482
H04N 21/475
H04N 21/433
H04N 21/4227
H04N 7/173
H04L 29/06
G06F 13/00
G06F 3/00
H04N 5/445
H04N 7/025
H04N 7/10
H04N 7/16
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