Patents by Inventor David J. Del Beccaro

David J. Del Beccaro has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10390092
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for, in some cases, supplementing a broadcast media service with an on-demand service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: Stuart H. Farber, Ronald M. Yurman, Jeremy C. Rosenberg, Robert M. Steinberg, John J. Feras, Jr., Daniel L. McGonigal, Donna M. O'Neill, Christina B. Tancredi, David J. Del Beccaro
  • Patent number: 10219027
    Abstract: A user may employ a user device (e.g., a television (TV) and a set-top box (STB)) to access a television system via a network. The television system may include one or more content servers (CSs) (e.g., a VOD server, an HTTP server, or other media server) for providing, among other things, a VOD service to the user and a broadcast transmission system for transmitting a multitude of linear television channels. Television system and/or user device is/are operable to enable the user to interact with an enhanced TV service (ETS) that allows the user to easily navigate among various different programmed linear channels (a.k.a., “streaming channels”) and VOD services. The ETS may be hosted in the television system, in user device, or in a combination of the two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: Donna M. O'Neill, Kevin Boone, David J. Del Beccaro
  • Patent number: 9451300
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an interactive, visual complement to one or more audio programs. In one aspect, the system comprises an audio subsystem for generating an audio signal corresponding to a sound recording. The system also comprises a video subsystem for generating a video image specification based, at least in part, on the sound recording. In one aspect, the audio signal and video image specification are transmitted to an audio/video signal transmission system. The transmission system receives the video image specification and generates a video signal that conforms to the video image specification. The video signal and the audio signal are transmitted to at least one consumer receiver. In this way, the system provides a visual complement to an audio program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: David J. Del Beccaro, Stuart H. Farber, Kelley L. Giannetti, Donna M. O'Neill, Jeremy C. Rosenberg, Robert M. Steinberg, Christina B. Tancredi, Ronald M. Yurman
  • Patent number: 9357245
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an interactive, visual complement to one or more audio programs. In one aspect, the system comprises an audio subsystem for generating an audio signal corresponding to a sound recording. The system also comprises a video subsystem for generating a video image specification based, at least in part, on the sound recording. In one aspect, the audio signal and video image specification are transmitted to an audio/video signal transmission system. The transmission system receives the video image specification and generates a video signal that conforms to the video image specification. The video signal and the audio signal are transmitted to at least one consumer receiver. In this way, the system provides a visual complement to an audio program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: David J. Del Beccaro, Stuart H. Farber, Kelley L. Giannetti, Donna M. O'Neill, Jeremy C. Rosenberg, Robert M. Steinberg, Christina B. Tancredi, Ronald M. Yurman
  • Patent number: 9351045
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for, in some cases, supplementing a broadcast media service with an on-demand and personalized media service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: Robert M. Steinberg, Ronald M. Yurman, Jeremy C. Rosenberg, Daniel L. McGonigal, John J. Feras, Jr., David J. Del Beccaro, Stuart H. Farber
  • Patent number: 8769602
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an interactive, visual complement to one or more audio programs. In one aspect, the system comprises an audio subsystem for generating an audio signal corresponding to a sound recording. The system also comprises a video subsystem for generating a video image specification based, at least in part, on the sound recording. In one aspect, the audio signal and video image specification are transmitted to an audio/video signal transmission system. The transmission system receives the video image specification and generates a video signal that conforms to the video image specification. The video signal and the audio signal are transmitted to at least one consumer receiver. In this way, the system provides a visual complement to an audio program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: David J. Del Beccaro, Stuart H. Farber, Kelley L. Giannetti, Donna M. O'Neill, Jeremy C. Rosenberg, Robert M. Steinberg, Christina B. Tancredi, Ronald M. Yurman
  • Publication number: 20110271294
    Abstract: A system and method for purchasing broadcast audio and/or video (audio/video) works. According to one embodiment, the system includes a data stream processor that receives a broadcast audio/video data stream and produces from the broadcast audio/video data stream a first audio/video output data stream and a second audio/video output data id stream, wherein the broadcast audio/video data stream contains information corresponding to an audio/video work and the first audio/video output stream is in a format that can be recognized and processed by conventional audio/video reproducing equipment; a storage device that stores data included in the second audio/video output data stream, wherein the data corresponds to the audio/video work; and a user interface that enables a user of the system to input to the system an indication that the user desires to purchase the audio/video work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: MUSIC CHOICE
    Inventors: David J. DEL BECCARO, Jeremy ROSENBERG
  • Patent number: 7962572
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for, in some cases, supplementing a broadcast media service with an on-demand service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: Stuart H. Farber, Ronald M. Yurman, Jeremy C. Rosenberg, Robert M. Steinberg, John J. Feras, Jr., Daniel L. McGonigal, Donna M. O'Neill, Christina B. Tancredi, David J. Del Beccaro
  • Patent number: 7926085
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an interactive, visual complement to one or more audio programs. In one aspect, the system comprises an audio subsystem for generating an audio signal corresponding to a sound recording. The system also comprises a video subsystem for generating a video image specification based, at least in part, on the sound recording. In one aspect, the audio signal and video image specification are transmitted to an audio/video signal transmission system. The transmission system receives the video image specification and generates a video signal that conforms to the video image specification. The video signal and the audio signal are transmitted to at least one consumer receiver. In this way, the system provides a visual complement to an audio program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: David J. Del Beccaro, Stuart H. Farber, Kelley L. Giannetti, Donna M. O'Neill, Jeremy C. Rosenberg, Robert M. Steinberg, Christina B. Tancredi, Ronald M. Yurman
  • Patent number: 7913273
    Abstract: A system and method for purchasing broadcast audio and/or video (audio/video) works. According to one embodiment, the system includes a data stream processor that receives a broadcast audio/video data stream and produces from the broadcast audio/video data stream a first audio/video output data stream and a second audio/video output data stream, wherein the broadcast audio/video data stream contains information corresponding to an audio/video work and the first audio/video output stream is in a format that can be recognized and processed by conventional audio/video reproducing equipment; a storage device that stores data included in the second audio/video output data stream, wherein the data corresponds to the audio/video work; and a user interface that enables a user of the system to input to the system an indication that the user desires to purchase the audio/video work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: David J. Del Beccaro, Jeremy Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 7325043
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a personalized media service. In one aspect, the system includes an on-demand system, a plurality of subscriber devices, and a network to which the on-demand system and the subscriber devices are coupled so that the on-demand system and the subscriber devices can communicate with each other. The on-demand system enables a user to create one or more personalized media channels by enabling the user to specify his/her media preferences for each channel. The on-demand system includes a media server for streaming media to the plurality of subscriber devices. The media is preferably implemented using a video-on-demand server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Rosenberg, Ronald M. Yurman, Stuart H. Farber, David J. Del Beccaro, Richard T. Bergan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7275256
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an interactive, visual complement to one or more audio programs. In one aspect, the system comprises an audio subsystem for generating an audio signal corresponding to a sound recording. The system also comprises a video subsystem for generating a video image specification based, at least in part, on the sound recording. In one aspect, the audio signal and video image specification are transmitted to an audio/video signal transmission system. The transmission system receives the video image specification and generates a video signal that conforms to the video image specification. The video signal and the audio signal are transmitted to at least one consumer receiver. In this way, the system provides a visual complement to an audio program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2007
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: David J. Del Beccaro, Stuart H. Farber, Kelley L. Giannetti, Donna M. O'Neill, Jeremy C. Rosenberg, Robert M. Steinberg, Christina B. Tancredi, Ronald M. Yurman
  • Publication number: 20020120936
    Abstract: A system and method for purchasing broadcast audio and/or video (audio/video) works. According to one embodiment, the system includes a data stream processor that receives a broadcast audio/video data stream and produces from the broadcast audio/video data stream a first audio/video output data stream and a second audio/video output data stream, wherein the broadcast audio/video data stream contains information corresponding to an audio/video work and the first audio/video output stream is in a format that can be recognized and processed by conventional audio/video reproducing equipment; a storage device that stores data included in the second audio/video output data stream, wherein the data corresponds to the audio/video work; and a user interface that enables a user of the system to input to the system an indication that the user desires to purchase the audio/video work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2002
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: David J. Del Beccaro, Jeremy Rosenberg
  • Publication number: 20020042754
    Abstract: A system and method for purchasing broadcast audio and/or video (audio/video) works. According to one embodiment, the system includes a data stream processor that receives a broadcast audio/video data stream and produces from the broadcast audio/video data stream a first audio/video output data stream and a second audio/video output data stream, wherein the broadcast audio/video data stream contains information corresponding to an audio/video work and the first audio/video output stream is in a format that can be recognized and processed by conventional audio/video reproducing equipment; a storage device that stores data included in the second audio/video output data stream, wherein the data corresponds to the audio/video work; and a user interface that enables a user of the system to input to the system an indication that the user desires to purchase the audio/video work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Publication date: April 11, 2002
    Inventors: David J. Del Beccaro, Jeremy Rosenberg