Abstract

An interactive multimedia presentation has a predetermined presentation play duration, a video content component (which may include video, audio, data, or any combination thereof), and an interactive content component. Methods and systems for playing the presentation include specifying a time when a particular media object is renderable. The time is specifiable using an application instruction …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): Olivier Colle, James C. Finger, Sean Hayes, See-Mong Tan, Robert K. Hughes, Jr., Andrew William Jewsbury
Assignees (initial): Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, US)
Agents: Aaron Chatterjee (attorney), Andrew Sanders (attorney), Micky Minhas (attorney)

The application was examined by David Faber, Cesar Paula (USPTO dept. 2177)

Claims

  • 1. An apparatus for playing an interactive multimedia presentation including audio/video content and interactive content …
  • 2. The apparatus of claim 1 in which the presentation manager is configured for determining …
  • 3. The apparatus of claimed 2 in which the psresentation timeline includes one of an application …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

FIG. 1 is a simplified functional block diagram of an interactive multimedia presentation system. FIG. 2 is a graphical illustration of an exemplary presentation timeline, which is ascertainable …

Description

Background

Multimedia players are devices that render combinations of video, audio or data content (“multimedia presentations”) for consumption by users. Multimedia players such as DVD players currently do not provide for much …

Statement of Related Application

This application claims the benefit of provisional application No. 60/695,944, filed Jul. 1, 2005, which is incorporated by reference …

Detailed Description

Turning to the drawings, where like numerals designate like components, FIG. 1 is a simplified functional block diagram of an interactive multimedia presentation system (“Presentation System”) 100. Presentation System 100 includes …

More details about Synchronization Aspects of Interactive Multimedia Presentation Management

Miscellaneous patent data

The invention description is illustrated by 9 drawings, similar documents are classified under provision for splicing to provide permanent or temporary connections, using flat record carriers, e.g. disc, card, Sub-menu structure, Fibre optics, Default selection item, Calculating-punches, Multiplexed systems, i.e. using two or more similar devices which are alternately accessed for enqueue and dequeue operations, e.g. ping-pong buffers, provision for moving the light beam into, or out of, its operative position, Focus control of multiple diverse workspace objects, Arrangements for providing constant relative speed between record carrier and head, in hierarchically structured memory systems, e.g. virtual memory systems, Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer, Combining moving and resizing operation, Dynamically generated menu items, using a self-select method with individual priority code comparator, the primary classification Synchronization of presentation has been designated to the document, the patent was granted on Aug. 5, 2014, the examination was conducted by Cesar Paula, the main examiner, David Faber, the assistant (2177 USPTO department), the grant number is 08799757, the invention details are shown in 10 figures, assigned to a United States company, the applicant's first name is Sean, and his last name is Hayes, numbered 11/355,209 (application), the term of the patent grant was extended by 677 days, the known inventor's name is Robert K. Hughes, Jr., the inventor's location - Kirkland, WA, developed by James C. Finger et al., the assignee organization is Microsoft Corporation, located in Redmond (US), the protection scope is defined by 12 claims, the exemplary patent drawings are Synchronization Aspects of Interactive Multimedia, Graphical illustration of an exemplary, Simplified functional block diagram of an application, Simplified functional block diagram of an interactive, the application publication date is Feb. 15, 2006, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, the invention is titled Synchronization Aspects of Interactive Multimedia Presentation Management, particularly claims an apparatus for playing an interactive multimedia presentation including…, the published agent's name is Chatterjee Aaron.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Presentation Processing of Document, Synchronization of presentation, Information retrieval, Database structures therefor, Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions, Indexing, Addressing, Timing or synchronising, Measuring tape travel, Integration of diverse media. The designated search classifications include Edit, composition, or storage control, Indexing, Addressing, Timing or synchronising, Measuring tape travel.

Patent details
Publication number 08799757
Publication date Aug. 5, 2014
Kind code B2
Application number 11/355,209
Application date Feb. 15, 2006
Application type U
Application series code 11
Extension term 677
National classification 715/203
Total number of claims 12
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 9
Number of figures 10
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