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Title Filing Date Publication Date Grant Date
System and method for vending vendible media products 2019-8-28 2021-7-13 2021-7-13
Article dispensing machine and method for auditing inventory while article … 2018-2-05 2020-10-20 2020-10-20
System and method for providing supplemental information related to media … 2017-4-04 2019-6-11 2019-6-11
Article vending machine and method for exchanging an inoperable article for an … 2017-1-09 2017-11-28 2017-11-28
System and method for providing the identification of geographically closest … 2016-11-14 2017-3-02
System and method for generating notifications related to new media 2016-5-23 2017-1-26
System and method for applying parental control limits from content providers … 2016-3-14 2017-4-04 2017-4-04
System and method for substituting a media article with alternative media 2016-3-07 2017-10-10 2017-10-10
System for an automated dispensing and retrieval kiosk for recorded media 2015-12-18 2017-1-10 2017-1-10
Device context-based methods and systems for providing a personalized … 2015-12-17 2018-2-20 2018-2-20
Article vending machine and method for exchanging an inoperable article for an … 2015-3-25 2016-11-08 2016-11-08
System and method for redemption of credits in a variable value transaction 2014-12-18 2015-4-16
System and method for optimized redemption of credits in a variable value … 2014-10-23 2015-2-12
System and method for management of credit subscriptions 2014-10-14 2015-1-29
System and method for optimizing utilization of inventory space for dispensable … 2014-6-20 2016-7-12 2016-7-12
System and method for optimizing utilization of inventory space for dispensable … 2014-4-25 2018-3-13 2018-3-13
Temporary storage of recorded content on a cloud storage server 2014-2-17 2016-7-19 2016-7-19
Predictive storage of broadcast content 2014-1-22 2018-7-17 2018-7-17
Optimal quality adaptive video delivery 2014-1-15 2016-8-23 2016-8-23
Digital content recommendations based on user comments 2013-12-30 2018-5-08 2018-5-08
Comment-based media classification 2013-12-30 2016-10-11 2016-10-11
Systems and methods of facilitating installment-by-installment consumption of … 2013-12-27 2016-6-28 2016-6-28
Sorting content assets 2013-12-27 2016-11-22 2016-11-22
Adaptive video insertion 2013-12-16 2015-6-18
Efficient on-demand streaming using multicast 2013-12-12 2015-12-08 2015-12-08
Remote control of a device via text message 2013-12-05 2019-6-11 2019-6-11
Systems and methods for presenting media program accessibility information in a … 2013-11-29 2016-7-12 2016-7-12
File downloads using broadband wireless multicast 2013-11-26 2016-12-27 2016-12-27
Establishment and synchronization of a virtual theater based on transaction … 2013-11-12 2017-11-21 2017-11-21
Processing over-the-top content for improved initial delivery 2013-10-24 2016-7-05 2016-7-05
Distribution and synchronization of a social media environment 2013-10-18 2017-9-05 2017-9-05
Wireless communication for consumer-operated kiosks 2013-10-16 2018-3-20 2018-3-20
System and method for event ticketing utilizing an article dispensing machine 2013-10-01 2014-4-03
System and method for dynamic barcode generation related to event ticketing 2013-10-01 2014-4-03
Article vending machine and method for authenticating received articles 2013-9-16 2014-1-16
Multi-User Collaboration Tracking Methods and Systems 2013-6-28 2015-1-01
System and method for simultaneous article retrieval and transaction validation 2013-6-04 2016-2-17
Video-on-Demand Content Based Channel Surfing Methods and Systems 2013-5-30 2014-12-04
Vending kiosk user interface systems and methods 2013-5-10 2014-11-13
Trip playlist management systems and methods 2013-3-28 2016-3-29 2016-3-29
Theme-based media program discovery systems and methods 2013-3-27 2015-12-08 2015-12-08
Favorite media program scenes systems and methods 2013-2-28 2014-8-28
Media content discovery and consumption systems and methods 2012-12-20 2016-6-21 2016-6-21
System and method for currency conversion related to credits redeemable in a … 2012-9-19 2014-3-20
System and method for redemption of credits in a variable value transaction 2012-9-19 2013-3-28
System and method for currency conversion related to credits redeemable in a … 2012-9-19 2015-6-03
System and method for redemption of credits in a variable value transaction 2012-9-19 2014-3-20
System and method for importing ratings for media content 2012-8-17 2013-2-28
System and method for aggregating ratings for media content 2012-8-17 2013-2-28
System and method for generating media-related notifications 2012-7-31 2015-4-15
System and method for searching and browsing for directly and indirectly … 2012-6-27 2013-3-07
System and method for searching and browsing media content 2012-6-27 2014-12-03
System and method of associating an article dispensing machine account with a … 2012-6-13 2012-12-20
System and method for making rental inventory available for sale 2012-2-13 2016-11-16
Secondary article return system and method 2011-8-22 2012-3-01
Article vending machine and method for exchanging an inoperable article for an … 2010-8-31 2011-3-10
System and method for communicating secondary vending options 2010-8-26 2011-3-17
Article vending machine and method for receiving restricted discount codes 2010-8-20 2013-4-03
System and kiosk for commerce of optical media through multiple locations 2010-8-09 2010-12-23
Article vending machine and method for auditing inventory while article vending … 2010-7-09 2011-1-06
Article vending machine and method for auditing inventory while article vending … 2007-9-28 2019-8-20 2019-8-20
Article dispensing system and method for same 2007-6-22 2009-9-08 2009-9-08
System and method for calibrating a vending apparatus 2006-4-21 2008-11-04 2008-11-04
Article dispensing system and method for same 2005-4-14 2011-9-07
Article dispensing system and method for same 2005-4-14 2007-4-11
Article dispensing system and method for same 2005-4-14 2013-6-25 2013-6-25