Stephen Rys, Adam Lee Klein, Lee M Chow: System and method of authorizing a set top box device in an internet protocol television system. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Toler Law Group, December 8, 2009: US07631325 (41 worldwide citation)

A method of authorizing use of a network device is disclosed and includes receiving an internet protocol (IP) address from the network device and receiving an identification from the network device. The method also includes retrieving information that is associated with an account based on the IP ad ...

Denis Bagsby, Adam Klein, Lee M Chow: System and method of service product offer management. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Toler Law Group, December 1, 2009: US07627501 (9 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is generally directed to a system and method of managing and deploying Internet protocol television (IPTV) services. The method includes a service product offer management and deployment system. The method further includes a service product ordering subsystem to receive and process a ...

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 ...

David Piepenbrink, James Y Sofos, Lee M Chow: System and method for managing multiple sub accounts within a subcriber main account in a data distribution system. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Michael Roebuck PC, March 18, 2014: US08677463 (3 worldwide citation)

A computer readable storage medium is disclosed having a computer program stored therein, which in a particular embodiment, the computer program includes but is not limited to machine readable instructions that when executed by a computer manage a plurality of sub accounts under a main account in a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

David Piepenbrink, Lee M Chow, Sudha Gopal, Helen Ly: Purchasing a gift using a service provider network. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Jackson Walker L, January 3, 2017: US09536233 (1 worldwide citation)

A system facilitates a first user providing a second user with a gift through a service provider network. A first user may provide an asset such as a ring tone for use on the second user's mobile device. Alternatively, the first user may provide a monetary credit to the second user. Embodied systems ...

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.