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1. US20140089987 - Systems and methods for creating aggregations of episodes of series programming in order

Office United States of America
Application Number 14092282
Application Date 27.11.2013
Publication Number 20140089987
Publication Date 27.03.2014
Grant Number 08938764
Grant Date 20.01.2015
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04N 5/445
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04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
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5Details of television systems
44Receiver circuitry
445for displaying additional information
H04N 5/76
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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
41Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
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782on tape
H04N 7/173
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16Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
173with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal
H04N 21/231
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21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
23Processing of content or additional data; Elementary server operations; Server middleware
231Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
CPC
H04N 21/26258
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
25Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication, learning user preferences for recommending movies
262Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission, generating play-lists
26258for generating a list of items to be played back in a given order, e.g. playlist, or scheduling item distribution according to such list
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H04N 5/765
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5Details of television systems
76Television signal recording
765Interface circuits between an apparatus for recording and another apparatus
H04N 5/775
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76Television signal recording
765Interface circuits between an apparatus for recording and another apparatus
775between a recording apparatus and a television receiver
H04N 5/781
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781on disks or drums
H04N 5/782
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5Details of television systems
76Television signal recording
78using magnetic recording
782on tape
Applicants United Video Properties, Inc.
Rovi Guides, Inc.
Inventors Cordray Charles
Agents Ropes & Gray LLP
Title
(EN) Systems and methods for creating aggregations of episodes of series programming in order
Abstract
(EN)

A viewer of an episode of a series such as a television series may wish to access episodes of the series that the viewer missed when they were originally broadcast. Interactive applications may receive the viewer's indication of interest to record missed episodes of the incomplete series, which may include instructions regarding recording options for including the missed episodes in a series aggregation. Interactive applications may identify the episodes to be included in the series aggregation, and record the missed episodes, which may then be stored and organized to create a series aggregation, in the order that they were first broadcast with episodes that the viewer may already have available. Interactive applications may present the episodes of the series aggregation in the order that they were originally broadcast, by providing the viewer with options on how to access the episodes.