Patents by Inventor Martin Selby George

Martin Selby George 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: 8655154
    Abstract: A television signal recording apparatus comprises a recording unit that makes recordings of television signals and stores metadata representing information in respect of the recordings including the channel and the recording time. A graphical display of made recordings and scheduled recordings is produced in which graphical objects representing respective recordings are arranged in two dimensions, ordered in a first dimension on the basis of the channels and ordered in a second dimension on the basis of the recording times. In the second dimension, the graphical objects are arranged along a time axis which includes discontinuities at times when no recording is present, the discontinuities being graphically represented by graphical symbols that are different according to the period of the discontinuity. An electronic program guide is produced with a similar format, the programs being filtered to select programs and discontinuities being present at times where there is no selected program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventors: Nigel Stuart Moore, Martin Selby George, Nicolas Pierre Rose
  • Publication number: 20100260475
    Abstract: A television signal recording apparatus comprises a recording unit that makes recordings of television signals and stores metadata representing information in respect of the recordings including the channel and the recording time. A graphical display of made recordings and scheduled recordings is produced in which graphical objects representing respective recordings are arranged in two dimensions, ordered in a first dimension on the basis of the channels and ordered in a second dimension on the basis of the recording times. In the second dimension, the graphical objects are arranged along a time axis which includes discontinuities at times when no recording is present, the discontinuities being graphically represented by graphical symbols that are different according to the period of the discontinuity. An electronic program guide is produced with a similar format, the programs being filtered to select programs and discontinuities being present at times where there is no selected program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: SONY UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
    Inventors: Nigel Stuart MOORE, Martin Selby GEORGE, Nicolas Pierre ROSE
  • Publication number: 20080310828
    Abstract: A television signal recording apparatus comprises a recording unit capable of making recordings of television signals and stores metadata representing information in respect of the recordings including the channel and the recording time. A graphical display of made recordings and scheduled recordings is produced. In the graphical display, graphical objects representing respective recordings are arranged in two dimensions. The graphical objects are ordered in a first dimension on the basis of the channels and ordered in a second dimension on the basis of the recording times. In the second dimension, the graphical objects are arranged along a time axis which includes discontinuities at times when no recording is scheduled to be made, the discontinuities being graphically represented. An electronic program guide is produced with a similar format, the programs being filtered to select programs and discontinuities being present at times where there is no selected program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: SONY UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
    Inventors: Nigel Stuart MOORE, Martin Selby George