Patents by Inventor Greg Thomson

Greg Thomson 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: 20050010950
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for the automatic creation, and subsequent presentation as a passive viewing experience, of a composite VOD clip created based upon one or more specified VOD clip categories. For one embodiment, a user selects one or more VOD clip categories from a list or other selection presentation and a composite VOD clip is created having component VOD clips that are constrained by the selected VOD clip categories. For one embodiment of the invention, the user may also select one or more VOD clip parameters for each of the selected VOD clip categories that further constrain the content of the composite VOD clip. Embodiments of the invention thereby provide for the automatic creation of a VOD composite clip having component VOD clips constrained by selected categories or selected categories and parameters that can be presented as a passive viewing experience.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2004
    Publication date: January 13, 2005
    Inventors: John Carney, Greg Thomson, David de Andrade, Matt Marenghi, Samuel Moreau
  • Publication number: 20040226051
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component including an operator-deployed application management system configured to optimize and deliver the aplications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2003
    Publication date: November 11, 2004
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson
  • Publication number: 20040003400
    Abstract: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component configured to optimize and deliver the aplications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to render the applications through a television so as to permit user interaction therewith. The authoring specification provides for the presentation of content through one or more templates defined therein, allowing application definition and behavior to remain common across multiple client device types, middleware platforms, and/or iTV operating environments. The framework for applications accommodates advertising, promotions, content placement packages and/or programming campaign definitions, so as to permit a selection of a specific advertisement, promotion or content at a time of preparation of the iTV content by the server, and/or a time of execution of the applications by the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2003
    Publication date: January 1, 2004
    Inventors: John Carney, David de Andrade, Sithampara Babu Niranjan, David Brandyberry, Leon Franzen, Lena Chane, Matt Marenghi, Prakash Hegde, Alex Chung, Viva Chu, Greg Thomson, Ruth Dawson