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Video Calendar Scheduling Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105648D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Prior art has addressed methods for screen capture of broadcasting information for video recording programming. This article addresses the problem of users who wish to physically view a program at the designated date/time. Often, users are at home or in the office where no recording device is available or the recording device is being used to record another program. This classic problem - the user is concerned with other activities that may conflict with physically viewing the program.

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Video Calendar Scheduling Mechanism

      Prior art has addressed methods for screen capture of
broadcasting information for video recording programming.  This
article addresses the problem of users who wish to physically view a
program at the designated date/time.  Often, users are at home or in
the office where no recording device is available or the recording
device is being used to record another program.  This classic problem
- the user is concerned with other activities that may conflict with
physically viewing the program.

      This mechanism employs a method by which projected broadcast
program information is captured and converted to a computer digitized
format.  The preferred process of Optical Marking Recognition (OMR)
program information is derived from the image.  OCR processes can be
employed to determine the  program information.  The program
information is converted to calendar query format whereby the
invention searches the user's calendar at the program
date/time/interval.  The user is notified of the availability to view
the programmed information based on the calendar information.  The
user is given the option to have a reminder generated with the
associated program information as a textual description for the
reminder.  A default lead time or user specified lead time is used
from the date/time of the broadcast program information.