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Patent Issued for Methods, Devices, Systems, and Computer Program Products for Managing and Delivering Media Content

August 7, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- A patent by the inventors Branam, Michael (Lawrenceville, GA); Pirani, Akbar (Marietta, GA), filed on May 7, 2007, was published online on July 22, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by VerticalNews correspondents.

Patent number 8788614 is assigned to AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA).

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present application relates generally to managing and delivering media content, and more particularly, to methods, devices, systems, and computer program products for managing and delivering media content.

"Present devices allow for the capture of personal media that may be distributed via a variety of methods. Many of the current methods available for distributing personal media rely upon a device that requires a target viewer to utilize a personal computer to access a network (e.g., Internet). These current methods generally require several steps to implement. For example, a digital image is captured by a camera in its internal memory and then subsequently transferred to secondary storage (e.g., on a personal computer. The digital image may then be retrieved from storage for viewing or transmitted electronically to a designated recipient via, e.g., email attachment. Alternatively, a digital image may be uploaded to a web site where other network users can access the web site and view the image.

"Thus, many of the current methods available provide distribution of the media subsequent to its capture and storage upon a storage device that is independent and distinct from the device which originally captured the media."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "Exemplary embodiments include devices for managing and delivering media content. A device includes a media recording structure for capturing the media content, an input component, and a transmitter. The device further includes a processor in communication with the media recording structure, the input component, and the transmitter. The device further includes a media management application executing on the processor. The media management application performs a method. The method includes receiving a destination address for a media file including the media content captured by the media recording structure, the destination address entered via the input component. The method also includes transmitting the media file to a receiving device associated with the destination address via the transmitter.

"Additional exemplary embodiments include methods for managing and delivering media content captured by a media recording device via a media recording structure. A method includes receiving a destination address for a media file comprising the media content captured by the media recording device, the destination address entered via an input component of the media recording device. The method also includes transmitting the media file to a receiving device associated with the destination address via a transmitter of the media recording device.

"Further exemplary embodiments include computer program products for managing and delivering media content captured by a media recording device via a media recording structure. A computer program product includes instructions for causing a computer processor to implement a method. The method includes receiving a destination address for a media file comprising the media content captured by the media recording device, the destination address entered via an input component of the media recording device. The method also includes transmitting the media file to a receiving device associated with the destination address via a transmitter of the media recording device.

"Other systems, methods, and/or computer program products according to embodiments will be or become apparent to one with skill in the art upon review of the following drawings and detailed description. It is intended that all such additional systems, methods, and/or computer program products be included within this description, be within the scope of the exemplary embodiments, and be protected by the accompanying claims."

URL and more information on this patent, see: Branam, Michael; Pirani, Akbar. Methods, Devices, Systems, and Computer Program Products for Managing and Delivering Media Content. U.S. Patent Number 8788614, filed May 7, 2007, and published online on July 22, 2014. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8788614.PN.&OS=PN/8788614RS=PN/8788614

Keywords for this news article include: AT&T Intellectual Property I L.P..

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