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David Piepenbrink, Lee M Chow, James T Sofos: Method and system for selecting a delivery method for media on demand. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Toler Law Group PC, December 25, 2012: US08341284 (4 worldwide citation)

Computer-implemented methods, computer-readable media, and systems are disclosed. A computer implemented method includes accessing a digital image including a plurality of faces including a first face and a second face. a computer-implemented method includes determining, from a receiving device, a c ...


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David Piepenbrink, Lee M Chow, James T Sofos: Navigation method and system to provide a navigation interface. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Guntin Meles & Gust, Pablo Meles, June 5, 2012: US08196174 (3 worldwide citation)

A set-top box device includes a processor and memory accessible to the processor. The memory includes instructions executable by the processor to provide a graphical user interface (GUI) at a television coupled to the set-top box device. The GUI includes a bread crumb trail having a selectable categ ...


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James T Sofos, Lee M Chow, David J Piepenbrink: Content recommendations based on personal preferences. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, October 27, 2015: US09172482 (2 worldwide citation)

A method and system for recommending multimedia content includes collecting consumption information for a plurality of users. The consumption information, along with real-time contextual information, may be used to generate collections of recommended multimedia content, including obtainable multimed ...


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James T Sofos, Lee M Chow, David Piepenbrink, Michael Reid: Video service blackout events. AT&T Intellectual Property, Toler Law Group PC, January 24, 2012: US08104056 (2 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed that includes receiving a command to blackout a full screen version of content at a component of a multimedia content distribution system. The method includes updating a first entry within a control matrix to reflect that the full screen version of the content is to be blacked ...


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Lee M Chow, David Piepenbrink, Stephen Rys, James T Sofos: Processing and distribution of video-on-demand content items. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Toler Law Group PC, June 30, 2015: US09071875 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media including instructions for processing and distributing video-on-demand (VOD) content items are disclosed. A particular method selects a group of electronic devices to receive a VOD content item. The selection is based on group-level information associate ...


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James T Sofos, Lee M Chow, David Piepenbrink, Michael Reid: System and method for monitoring and alarming IP-based video blackout events. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Toler Law Group PC, April 17, 2012: US08161506 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for selecting a video transmission event to be blacked out and storing a data record with instructions to color code an element within a graphical user interface based on the blackout are disclosed.


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David J Piepenbrink, Lee M Chow, James T Sofos: Viewing control management across multiple access points. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, July 11, 2017: US09706257

A method and system for controlling viewing of multimedia content includes collecting viewing control profiles and associated viewing control passwords via an Internet-protocol television portal, a web portal, and a mobile portal. The viewing control profile may be usable to restrict access to certa ...


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David J Piepenbrink, Lee M Chow, James T Sofos: Identity management for transactional content. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, April 26, 2016: US09325502

A method and system for managing access to transactional multimedia content based on hardware identification codes can include determining whether a user is entitled to a first service level or to a second service level and directing requests for transactional multimedia content to an appropriate se ...


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James T Sofos, Lee M Chow, David J Piepenbrink: Content recommendations based on personal preferences. AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, March 20, 2018: US09922362

Electronic multimedia content is recommended based on personal preferences. Consumption information may be collected to generate recommended multimedia content. Electronic storefronts may also be selected based on the consumption information. Different portals and access points may be used based on ...


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David J Piepenbrink, Lee M Chow, James T Sofos: Content recommendations based on communal preferences. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Jackson Walker L, March 8, 2016: US09280543

A method and system for recommending multimedia content includes collecting consumption information for a plurality of consumers. The consumption information may be used to generate collections of recommended multimedia content, including obtainable multimedia assets. The collections may be offered ...