Patents by Inventor Francis Cretney

Francis Cretney 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).

  • Publication number: 20060184977
    Abstract: An interactive broadcasting system is arranged to receive and respond to user inputs in relation to broadcast material. A scheduler (1200) polls continuously for new user inputs and adjusts its scheduling appropriately, in accordance with algorithms. This might be for example to insert content from user inputs into a live or pre-recorded broadcast or to re-order elements of a broadcast, such as travel clips from a playlist. The system has many applications. Users can for example post messages or dedications, interact in discussion programmes, vote for clips from a playlist, request live feeds, enter competitions or make purchases. Optionally, the response of the scheduler (1200) can be time dependent, for instance changing algorithms or scheduled content at a particular time of day or day of the week.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: August 17, 2006
    Inventors: Daniel Mueller, Francis Cretney