Thursday, May 03, 2007

IBM Patent Application for Receiving Personalized Streaming Content by Satellite Radio

This is an interesting patenting application disclosed today for streaming satellite radio content. It is not the first such patent application by IBM:

United States Patent Application 20070097893
Kind Code A1
Rodriguez; Herman ; et al. May 3, 2007

Method of delivering personalized streaming content via satellite radio


A method is disclosed for delivering personalized content from a content provider system to a satellite communication receiver user. The user selects content from the content provider system and specifies Internet or satellite delivery. If the user specifies Internet delivery, then the content provider system transmits the selected content to the user via the Internet. However, if the user specifies satellite delivery, then the content provider system acquires the user's satellite communication receiver ID code from the user. The content provider system then transfers the selected content and the user's ID code to a satellite transmitter of a satellite radio provider system. The satellite transmitter transmits the selected content and ID code via a satellite to the user's satellite communication receiver. If the ID code received by the user's satellite communication receiver matches the ID code of this satellite communication receiver, then the satellite communication receiver stores, and allows to the user to access, the selected content.

Inventors: Rodriguez; Herman; (Austin, TX) ; Smith; Newton James JR.; (Austin, TX) ; Spinac; Clifford Jay; (Austin, TX)
Correspondence Name and Address:
Assignee Name and Adress: International Business Machines Corporation

Serial No.: 266667
Series Code: 11
Filed: November 3, 2005

U.S. Current Class: 370/310; 370/352
U.S. Class at Publication: 370/310; 370/352
Intern'l Class: H04B 7/00 20060101 H04B007/00

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