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1. (CA2543427) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BLOCKING AUDIO/VISUAL PROGRAMMING AND FOR MUTING AUDIO

Office : Canada
Application Number: 2543427 Application Date: 22.10.2004
Publication Number: 2543427 Publication Date: 07.07.2005
Publication Kind : A1
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:PCTUS2004035157 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
H04N 21/454
H04N 21/40
H04N 21/439
H04N 21/44
H04N 21/441
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
45
Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies or resolving scheduling conflicts
454
Content filtering, e.g. blocking advertisements
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
43
Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
439
Processing of audio elementary streams
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
43
Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
44
Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
43
Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
441
Acquiring end-user identification
CPC:
H04N 21/4542
H04N 21/25891
H04N 21/4394
H04N 21/4396
H04N 21/44008
H04N 21/441
H04N 21/4532
H04N 21/4755
H04N 21/482
H04N 21/6582
H04N 21/84
Applicants: CLEARPLAY INC.
Inventors:
Priority Data: 60/481,544 22.10.2003 US
60/481,548 23.10.2003 US
Title: (EN) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BLOCKING AUDIO/VISUAL PROGRAMMING AND FOR MUTING AUDIO
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE VERROUILLAGE DE PROGRAMMATION AUDIOVISUELLE ET POUR LA MISE EN SOURDINE AUDIO
Abstract:
(EN)


A program blocking application that blocks programming for one or more
possible users, based on various criteria associated with the program. A
program word muting application that selectively mutes context specific words
as a function of program specific criteria.


Also published as:
EP1680068AU2004304818WO/2005/060424