System and apparatus for displaying substitute content

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8375407
APP PUB NO 20020194592A1
SERIAL NO

09963092

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An apparatus for performing a substitution for a broadcast content, includes: a substitute content engine configured to detect a break in a broadcast content and to show substitute content in response to the break in a broadcast content; and a processor configured to execute the substitute content engine. An apparatus for substituting broadcast content displayed on a screen, including: a customer premise equipment capable to receive broadcast content; the customer premise equipment including a viewing engine capable to permit the display of substitute content in response to a break in the broadcast content.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLCSUWANEE, GA712
VULCAN VENTURES, INC.KIRKLAND, WA176

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Miller, Douglas A Seattle, US 9 380
Novak, Robert E Kirkland, US 52 1465
Tsuchida, Ted Woodinville, US 3 252

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