US Patent No. 10,166,572

DISPLAY INSERTS, OVERLAYS, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS


Patent No. 10,166,572
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Display Inserts, Overlays, And Graphical User Interfaces For Multimedia Systems
Inventorship Amir Ansari, Plano, TX (US)
George A. Cowgill, Farmersville, TX (US)
Leon E. Nicholls, Plano, TX (US)
Atousa Raissyan, Potomac, MD (US)
Jude P. Ramayya, Wylie, TX (US)
Ramprakash Masina, Plano, TX (US)
Alvin R. McQuarters, Euless, TX (US)
Assignee KIP PROD P1 LP, New York, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,166,572

1. A gateway device for operation at a user premises to provide and manage services for one or more endpoint devices associated with the gateway device, the gateway device comprising:a first interface for enabling bi-directional communications within the premises, with one or more of the endpoint devices including at least one television;
a second interface for enabling bi-directional communications, via a wide area network, between the one or more endpoint devices and a remotely located application service management center external to the premises;
a processor coupled to the first and second interfaces; and
storage, coupled to the processor and logically positioned at the user premises, storing programming related to a plurality of application services, wherein, for at least one application service, execution of the programming by the processor causes the gateway device to provide functions in relation to a respective service for the one or more endpoint devices, said functions including:
(1) communication, via the second interface, providing client functionality, between the one or more endpoint devices and an application server, for the respective service;
(2) one or more of: authorization, authentication, configuration, use of the respective service, or any combination thereof, in relation to the one or more endpoint devices;
(3) management of the application service based upon the communications with the remotely located application service management center via the wide area network; and
(4) management of resources for an application to implement a request such that consistent performance is provided by gateway services accessed by the one or more endpoint devices via a local area network;
wherein a media service of the plurality of application services:
is managed by the remotely location application service management center;
provides a first display on the television including media streamed from a remote media provider separate from the application service management center via the second interface;
provides a second display on the television including media accessed, via the first interface, from a first of the endpoint devices at the premises other than the television;
provides a third display on the television including a composite of content provided by the remote media provider integrated with content locally available at the premises; and
provides a fourth display on the television including options for configuring home automation settings for at least two of the one or more of the endpoint devices;
wherein both selection between the first, second, third, and fourth displays and interactions within each of the first, second, third, and fourth displays are implemented through interaction with a second of the endpoint devices at the premises other than the television and first of the endpoint devices.