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Ted Tsuchida, Douglas A Miller, Robert E Novak: Method of substituting content during program breaks. ARRIS Group, Troy A Van Aacken, Robert J Starr, April 30, 2013: US08434103 (132 worldwide citation)

A method of substituting content during a program break, includes: detecting a break in a broadcast program, and in response to the break, showing substitute content. A method of substituting broadcast content displayed on a screen, includes: determining an occurrence of a break in a broadcast conte ...


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Robert E Novak, James K Okamoto, Kory D Christensen: Method and system for distributing personalized editions of media programs using bookmarks. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, April 18, 2006: US07032177 (123 worldwide citation)

An editing device accesses a media program and a user of the editing device designates excerpts within the media program. Bookmarks are generated for the designated excerpts. The bookmarks are transmitted via a network from the editing device to a playback device. By reference to the received bookma ...


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Robert E Novak: System and method for providing conditional access to digital content. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, March 8, 2005: US06865555 (114 worldwide citation)

In response to a user request to view specific digital content, the user's set top box (STB) accesses a verification entity via a persistent network connection. The STB establishes the user's identity with the verification entity, for instance, by reading identity credentials from a smart card. In r ...


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Robert E Novak, James K Okamoto, Kory D Christensen: Method and system for distributing personalized editions of media programs using bookmarks. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, January 15, 2008: US07320137 (85 worldwide citation)

An editing device accesses a media program and a user of the editing device designates points of interest within the media program. Bookmarks are generated for the designated points of interest. The bookmarks are transmitted via a network from the editing device to a playback device. During presenta ...


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Paul G Allen, James A Billmaier, Robert E Novak, Matthew Regan: System and method for tracking an object with multiple cameras. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, December 6, 2005: US06972787 (47 worldwide citation)

An object is tracked with a plurality of cameras, at least one of which is sensitive to both visible and invisible light. An invisible light illuminator attached to the object reflects a target of invisible light. At least one camera processes the invisible light. A command module then selects and a ...


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Robert E Novak, James A Billmaier, Anthony F Istvan: System and method for screening incoming video communications within an interactive television system. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, February 28, 2006: US07006613 (41 worldwide citation)

A video communication request from a caller to a recipient is screened by an unauthorized caller list, an authorized caller list, a recipient-specific caller list, third party authorization, and/or various combinations of these. Depending on which screening list, if any, an identifier of the caller ...


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Robert E Novak: System and method for personalized remote control of an interactive television system. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, September 19, 2006: US07111320 (39 worldwide citation)

An interactive television system for providing personalized remote control is disclosed. Each user or remote control of the interactive television system may be associated with a different control-to-function map. The control-to-function maps may be personalized for each remote control or user.


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Paul G Allen, James A Billmaier, James H Boyden, Robert E Novak, Michael Lee: Video call routing with presence determination. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, July 10, 2007: US07243123 (38 worldwide citation)

A request to establish video communication with a recipient associated with multiple communication devices is received. The recipient is identified using information contained within the request. A set of communication devices associated with the recipient is determined. A first communication device ...


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Robert E Novak, James A Billmaier, Anthony F Istvan: System and method for screening incoming and outgoing video communications within an interactive television system. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, November 28, 2006: US07142230 (26 worldwide citation)

Outgoing video communication requests are intercepted and screened by one or more unauthorized recipient lists, authorized recipient lists, caller-specific authorized/unauthorized recipient lists, and/or various combinations of these. The video communication requests may be blocked or forwarded to t ...


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Robert E Novak: System and method for a software steerable web camera with multiple image subset capture. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, July 4, 2006: US07071968 (20 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for controlling the capture of an image of an object, includes: a lens capable to capture a scene within a wide field of vision of the lens; an image collection array communicatively coupled to the lens and capable to store data of the scene within the wide field of vision; a memory com ...