Signal processing apparatus and methods

CAFC
  • US 5,887,243 A
  • Filed: 06/07/1995
  • Issued: 03/23/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/03/1981
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of generating and delivering an individualized mass medium program presentation at a receiver station, said receiver station having a receiver for receiving a mass medium program signal, a computer for generating and communicating information, and at least one output device operatively connected to said receiver and said computer for delivering to a viewer a mass medium program and computer information, with said computer comprising at least one data storage location, said method comprising the steps of:

  • storing a timing signal specifying a viewer interest;

    first controlling said computer at least one time based on said timing signal, said step of first controlling comprising;

    (1) supplying a comparison signal, said comparison signal comprising an identification of a viewer interest or a time;

    (2) selecting at least one datum, each selected datum designating a viewer interest or a time; and

    (3) storing each selected datum at a storage location;

    second controlling said computer at least one time based on said timing signal, said step of second controlling comprising;

    (1) selecting at least one computer programming instruction;

    (2) generating mass medium program information content in respect to a viewer interest; and

    (3) preparing to communicate said generated mass medium program information content upon instruction;

    third controlling said computer at least one time based on said timing signal;

    said step of third controlling comprising;

    (1) selecting mass medium program information content;

    (2) selecting a location;

    (3) communicating said selected mass medium program information content to said selected location; and

    presenting to a subscriber at a controlled time a mass medium program with locally generated mass medium program information content, with said mass medium program and said locally generated mass medium program information content being outputted to said subscriber as at least one of the following;

    (i) at least one of a combined and a sequential presentation at said at least one output device and(ii) parallel presentations at a plurality of said at least one output device.

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