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Adaptive Radio or Television Receiving System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116046D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cohen, PS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a radio or television receiving system with a capability to build tables reflecting the listening viewing patterns of a user, and with an ability subsequently to use these tables for controlling output signals and a storage device, such as a taping system. The usage tables are built according to the times and stations or channels selected by the user, with corresponding data being provided through a broadcast data system, such as the Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), through a cable system, and through other sources of encoded data, such as the closed caption data accompanying a television broadcast. The system having these capabilities is an enhanced receiver, a personal computer, an enhanced cable system, or a cable television converter unit.

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Adaptive Radio or Television Receiving System

      Disclosed is a radio or television receiving system with a
capability to build tables reflecting the listening viewing patterns
of a user, and with an ability subsequently to use these tables for
controlling output signals and a storage device, such as a taping
system.  The usage tables are built according to the times and
stations or channels selected by the user, with corresponding data
being provided through a broadcast data system, such as the Radio
Broadcast Data System (RBDS), through a cable system, and through
other sources of encoded data, such as the closed caption data
accompanying a television broadcast.  The system having these
capabilities is an enhanced receiver, a personal computer, an
enhanced cable system, or a cable television converter unit.

      The tables reflect usage patterns, such as always listening to
the news, turning up the volume during certain programs, or avoiding
certain programs.  If the user changes channels after the traffic
report, it is inferred that he has been waiting for the traffic news.
A user scanning the dial until he finds a certain type of station is
inferred to like the programming on that station.

      For example, this capability is applied to a television set
connected to a cable system, with the usage patterns of the user
being mapped against currently available television signals.  The
matches between these usage patterns and available programs are
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