THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC.

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Technologies

Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
H04N PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION 42156
 
 
 
G06F ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING 179277
 
 
 
H04L TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION 128164
 
 
 
H04B TRANSMISSION 123100
 
 
 
H04H BROADCAST COMMUNICATION 709
 
 
 
H04Q SELECTING 4270
 
 
 
H01Q AERIALS 3971
 
 
 
H04J MULTIPLEX COMMUNICATION 3194
 
 
 
H04W WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS 26162
 
 
 
G06Q DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR 25149

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2018/0077,211 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTENDING CONTENT ACCESSSep 15, 16Mar 15, 18[H04L]
2018/0063,576 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING MULTIPLE VIDEO CONTENT STREAMSAug 30, 16Mar 01, 18[H04N, G11B, G06F]
2018/0046,949 SECURE CONTENT TRANSFER SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO OPERATE THE SAMEOct 04, 17Feb 15, 18[G06Q, G07F]
2018/0020,003 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS TO CUSTOM BROWSER FUNCTIONALITYJul 15, 16Jan 18, 18[H04L, G06F]
2017/0374,123 Method To Insert Program Boundaries In Linear Video For Adaptive Bitrate StreamingJun 22, 16Dec 28, 17[H04L]
2017/0230,705 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A USER RECEIVING DEVICE USING VOICE COMMANDSFeb 04, 16Aug 10, 17[H04N, H04B, G10L]
2017/0185,240 CIRCULAR VIDEO PLAYER CONTROLSDec 28, 15Jun 29, 17[G06F]
2017/0188,077 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING AUDIO SIGNALS TO AN IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT SYSTEMDec 29, 15Jun 29, 17[H04N, H04R, G06F, G10L]
2017/0188,110 METHOD AND SYSTEM OF NOTIFYING USERS USING AN IN-VEHICLE INFOTAINMENT SYSTEMDec 29, 15Jun 29, 17[H04N, H04M]
2017/0093,654 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING PERFORMANCE OF A GATEWAY DEVICESep 30, 15Mar 30, 17[H04L]

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Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9924233 Systems and methods for controlling a single-wire multiswitch deviceApr 22, 15Mar 20, 18[H04N, H04W, H04B]
9917564 System and method to monitor audio loudness and provide audio automatic gain controlAug 07, 17Mar 13, 18[H03G]
9918129 Apparatus and method for providing programming information for media content to a wearable deviceJul 27, 16Mar 13, 18[H04N]
9918135 Single button selection to facilitate actions in a communications networkFeb 07, 17Mar 13, 18[H04N]
9912976 Method and system for directing service offerings corresponding to a customer risk profileJul 22, 15Mar 06, 18[H04N, G06Q]
9912977 Method and system for controlling a user receiving device using voice commandsFeb 04, 16Mar 06, 18[H04N, H04B, G10L]
9913061 Methods and systems for rendering binaural audio contentAug 29, 16Mar 06, 18[H04S]
9894312 Method and system for controlling a user receiving device using voice commandsMar 15, 13Feb 13, 18[H04N, G08C, G06F, G10L]
9894379 System and methodology for video compressionFeb 12, 02Feb 13, 18[H04N]
9894403 Method and system for selecting and viewing sports content and a scoreguide in a virtual reality deviceMar 14, 16Feb 13, 18[H04N]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2017/0013,308 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONCURRENT PROGRAM VIEWINGAbandonedDec 23, 14Jan 12, 17[H04N]
2016/0227,267 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VIEWING SET TOP BOX CONTENT IN A VIRTUAL REALITY DEVICEAbandonedJan 30, 15Aug 04, 16[H04N]
2015/0106,843 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POSITIONING ROW ADVERTISING IN A PROGRAM GUIDEAbandonedOct 20, 14Apr 16, 15[H04N]
2015/0026,249 Network Video UnitAbandonedSep 25, 14Jan 22, 15[H04L]
2014/0068,657 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSERTING ADVERTISING INTO A VIDEO SIGNAL AT A RECEIVING DEVICE NOT HAVING A DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER (NON-DVR) RECEIVERAbandonedAug 29, 12Mar 06, 14[H04N]
8634484 Method for suppression of OFDM energy spectral density for minimization of out of band emission or utilization of fractured spectrumExpiredDec 13, 10Jan 21, 14[H04K]
2013/0212,616 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING A USER INTERFACE OF A RECEIVING UNIT FOR AN AUXILIARY REMOTE CONTROL DEVICEAbandonedAug 07, 12Aug 15, 13[H04N]
2013/0149,958 LAN BASED SATELLITE ANTENNA/SATELLITE MULTISWITCHAbandonedFeb 13, 13Jun 13, 13[H04W]
2013/0139,202 ACTIVE CHANNEL FOR INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SERVICESAbandonedJan 23, 13May 30, 13[H04N]
2013/0120,657 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RENDERING ANTI-ALIASED TEXT TO A VIDEO SCREENAbandonedNov 10, 11May 16, 13[H04N, G09G]
2013/0104,160 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A SECOND SCREEN DEVICE TO TUNE A SET TOP BOX TO DISPLAY CONTENT PLAYING ON THE SECOND SCREEN DEVICEAbandonedOct 24, 11Apr 25, 13[H04N]
2013/0053,057 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A LOCATION OF A MOBILE DEVICE AND UTILIZING THE LOCATION IN CONTENT SERVICESAbandonedAug 31, 11Feb 28, 13[H04W]
2012/0246,015 SYSTEM FOR ONLINE SALES WITH AUTOMATIC REBATE AND COUPON REDEMPTIONAbandonedJun 08, 12Sep 27, 12[G06Q]
2012/0077,595 TELEVISION INTERACTIVE GAMING HAVING A LOCAL STORAGE OF GAME PORTALAbandonedSep 16, 11Mar 29, 12[A63F]
2011/0255,003 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING ON-SCREEN GRAPHICS IN A FRAME-COMPATIBLE 3D FORMATAbandonedApr 16, 10Oct 20, 11[H04N]
2011/0214,149 TELEPHONE ORDERING OF TELEVISION SHOWSAbandonedFeb 26, 10Sep 01, 11[H04N, G06F]
2011/0197,228 Digital Over-The-Air Entertainment And InformationAbandonedApr 14, 11Aug 11, 11[H04N]
2011/0162,020 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPERATING A MULTI-ROOM DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEMAbandonedDec 29, 09Jun 30, 11[H04N]
2011/0080,517 PHASE NOISE AND FREQUENCY ERROR RESILIENT DEMODULATION SCHEME FOR MOCAAbandonedOct 01, 09Apr 07, 11[H04N]
2011/0004,904 ON-DEMAND SYSTEM INTERFACES AND FEATURESAbandonedSep 15, 10Jan 06, 11[H04N]

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