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George A Durden, Paul T Watson, William C Versteeg: System and method for providing video services. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Walters & Zimmerman, Jennifer Medlin, Todd Mitcham, November 1, 2005: US06961955 (75 worldwide citation)

Set top boxes are provided with access to full EIT data streams without having to off-tune from one transport to another. If off-tuning is required, however, a locking mechanism substantially reduces or eliminates service interruption. Data in the additional EIT data streams in the non-home transpor ...


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George A Durden, John R Stefanik: Methods and systems for controlling consumer electronics external devices via data delivered to a device. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Walters & Zimmerman PLLC, Geoff Sutcliffe, Todd Mitchem, November 21, 2006: US07140033 (74 worldwide citation)

This document discloses systems and methods for enabling viewers to control and manage programming and to control external consumer electronic devices through the use of a STB or other device. This invention provides command information that is embedded into an EPG signal and transmitted from a head ...


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George A Durden, John R Stefanik, Scott R Swix: Systems and methods for controlling and managing programming content and portions thereof. AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, May 27, 2008: US07380258 (52 worldwide citation)

This document discloses systems and methods for enabling viewers to control and manage the presentation of programs based on specified types of rating categories and content attributes that the viewer desires not to be presented. The invention provides program data corresponding to each program. The ...


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George A Durden, Paul T Watson, Thomas E Murphy, Harvey L Chatham, William C Versteeg: System and method for transporting, processing, storing and displaying EIT and EPG information in a television system context. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Shaw Pittman, August 27, 2002: US06442756 (41 worldwide citation)

An electronic program guide executing in a set top box provides real-time guide EIT information to users for periods beyond the six hours of conventional systems. Each transport providing information to the set top box contains a predetermined number of hours of full EIT data and a predetermined num ...


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John R Stefanik, George A Durden: Remote control device with smart card capability. Bellsouth Intellectual Property, Potomac Patent Group PLLC, September 20, 2005: US06946970 (7 worldwide citation)

A remote control device including a processor, a transmitter in communication with the processor, a receiver in communication with the processor, and a smart card reader/writer in communication with the processor.


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George A Durden, John R Stefanik: Methods, systems, and products for automated control of devices. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, March 8, 2011: US07904939 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for automated control of devices. A tag is received with Electronic Programming Guide data, and the tag includes control data. The tag is stripped from the Electronic Programming Guide data and communicated to a device.


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George A Durden, John R Stefanik: Methods, systems, and products for automated control of devices. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, December 10, 2013: US08607298 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for automated control of devices. A tag is received with Electronic Programming Guide data, and the tag includes control data. The tag is stripped from the Electronic Programming Guide data and communicated to a device.


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George A Durden, John R Stefanik, Scott R Swix: Systems, methods, and products for presenting content. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, January 28, 2014: US08640158 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and products modify and/or block content. A program is received, along with a default rating of the program and dynamic ratings of portions of the program. A preference is received from memory to at least one of block and modify the program. When a dynamic rating is missing for a p ...


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George A Durden, John R Stefanik, Scott R Swix: Systems, methods, and products for presenting content. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, October 25, 2011: US08046788 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for presenting content. Programming content is received having a program and program control data. The program control data may has a default setting followed by a data record comprising a rating value and a content attribute value. Program presentation p ...


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George A Durden, John R Stefanik, Scott R Swix: Systems and methods for controlling and managing programming content and portions thereof. Scott P Zimmerman Pllc, December 9, 2004: US20040250272-A1 (1 worldwide citation)

This document discloses systems and methods for enabling viewers to control and manage the presentation of programs based on specified types of rating categories and content attributes that the viewer desires not to be presented. The invention provides program data corresponding to each program. The ...