Patents by Inventor Robert Ames Huntsman

Robert Ames Huntsman 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: 20030192044
    Abstract: This invention teaches a next generation system and method for filtering the content of media events such a commercial movies distributed for home viewing. A content filter, separate from the medium containing the event to be filtered, applied while such viewing occurs, is taught. In some embodiments, the content filter is controlled by a preference control device while viewing occurs, allowing the viewer to adjust the content in much the same manner that sound, volume, or color can be adjusted while watching television. Sophisticated content filters which contain multiple subfilters from a plurality of authors and which apply a plurality of editing strategies, giving the viewer far more control over the content to be viewed, are taught. Filters for a number of varied purposes are taught, including both filters for offensive content and filters to adjust the contents to suit the needs and preferences of handicapped viewers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventor: Robert Ames Huntsman