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US007877776B2
(12) Ulllted States Patent
(10) Patent N0.:
Krikorian et al.
US 7,877,776 B2
(45) Date of Patent:
Jan. 25, 2011
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PERSONAL MEDIA BROADCASTING
SYSTEM
5,602,589 A
5,610,653 A
5,661,516 A
2/1997 Vishwanath et a1.
3/1997 Abecassis
8/1997 Carles
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Inventors: Jason Krikorian, San Mateo, CA (US);
5,666,426 A
9/1997 Helms
Blake Krikorian, San Mateo, CA (US)
(73) Assignee: Sling Media, Inc., Foster City, CA (U S)
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Notice:
(Continued)
Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this
patent is extended or adjusted under 35
U.S.C. 154(b) by 1424 days.
FOREIGN PATENT DOCUMENTS
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1464685
12/2003
(21) App1.No.: 11/147,664
(22) Filed:
Jun. 7, 2005
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Pl‘lOl‘ Publication Data
Us 2006/0095471 A1
OTHER PUBLICATIONS
May 4’ 2006
ReplayTV 5000 User’s Guide, 2002, entire document.*
Related US. Application Data
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Prov1s1onal appl1cat1on No. 60/577,833, ?led on Jun.
Primar ExamineriHumer B‘ Lonsbe
7 2004
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ABSTRACT
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A personal med1a broadcastmg system enables v1deo d1str1
bution Overa computernetwork and allows auserto View and
control media sources over a computer network from a
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remote location. A personal broadcaster receives an input
from one or more types of media sources, digitiZes and com
presses the content, and streams the compressed media over a
computer netWork to a media player running on any of a Wide
U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS
3,416,043 A
12/1968 Jorgensen
range of client devices
for viewing the media. The“ system
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4 254 303 A
3/l98l Takizawa
may alloW the user to 1ssue control commands (e.g., channel
5,161,021 A
11/1992 Tsai
up”) from the media player to the broadcaster, causing the
5,237,648 A
8/l993 Mills et 31
source device to execute the commands. The broadcaster and
5,386,493 A
5’434’590 A
M1995 D eg en et Al
7/l995 Dinwiddie Jr et a1
the media player may employ several techniques for buffer
ing, transmitting, and vieWing the content to improve the
5,434,678 A
7/1995 Abecassis
user 5 expenence
5,438,423 A
8/1995 Lynch et a1.
5,493,638 A
2/1996 Hooper et a1.
52 Claims, 2 Drawing Sheets
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