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1. WO2001056276 - COMMERCIAL ATTENUATOR

Publication Number WO/2001/056276
Publication Date 02.08.2001
International Application No. PCT/AU2001/000068
International Filing Date 25.01.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 17.08.2001
IPC
H04N 5/44 2011.1
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
44Receiver circuitry
H04N 5/782 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
76Television signal recording
78using magnetic recording
782on tape
H04N 21/462 2011.1
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB ; Operations thereof
45Management 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
462Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabilities
H04N 5/57 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
44Receiver circuitry
57Control of contrast or brightness
H04N 5/60 2006.1
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
44Receiver circuitry
60for the sound signals
CPC
H04N 21/426
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
41Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
426Internal components of the client ; ; Characteristics thereof;
H04N 21/4318
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
43Processing 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 synchronising decoder's clock; Client middleware
431Generation of visual interfaces ; for content selection or interaction; Content or additional data rendering
4318by altering the content in the rendering process, e.g. blanking, blurring or masking an image region
H04N 21/435
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
43Processing 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 synchronising decoder's clock; Client middleware
435Processing of additional data, e.g. decrypting of additional data, reconstructing software from modules extracted from the transport stream
H04N 21/44008
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
43Processing 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 synchronising decoder's clock; Client middleware
44Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream, rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs
44008involving operations for analysing video streams, e.g. detecting features or characteristics in the video stream
H04N 21/4622
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
45Management 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, resolving scheduling conflicts
462Content or additional data management, e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end, controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabilities
4622Retrieving content or additional data from different sources, e.g. from a broadcast channel and the Internet
H04N 21/812
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
80Generation or processing of content or additional data by content creator independently of the distribution process; Content per se
81Monomedia components thereof
812involving advertisement data
Applicants
  • RIGHT HEMISPHERE PTY LTD [AU]/[AU] (AllExceptUS)
  • VOGEL, Peter [AU]/[AU] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • VOGEL, Peter
Priority Data
PQ 530528.01.2000AU
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) COMMERCIAL ATTENUATOR
(FR) ATTENUATEUR POUR LES PAUSES COMMERCIALES
Abstract
(EN) A system and process which renders commercials less intrusive by reducing the intensity of the sound or picture or both during a commercial break. Whereas prior-art commercial deleters disable the sound or picture of a program during commercials, the present invention offers the advantage of being able to watch or listen to commercials if desired whilst reducing their intrusiveness.
(FR) On décrit un système et un procédé qui rendent les messages publicitaires moins envahissants du fait qu'il réduisent l'intensité du son et/ou de l'image pendant une pause commerciale. Alors que les dispositifs de suppression des messages publicitaires de l'art antérieur supprimaient le son ou l'image d'un programme pendant les messages publicitaires, la présente invention offre l'avantage de permettre de regarder ou d'écouter les messages publicitaires si on le souhaite tout en réduisant leur caractère envahissant.
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