Patent Number: 7,103,906

Title: User controlled multi-device media-on-demand system

Abstract: A method for providing configurable access to media in a media-on-demand system also can include delivering the media to a first client device in a format compatible with the first client device; interrupting the delivery of the media; recording a bookmark specifying a position in the media where the interruption occurred; and resuming delivery of the media to a second client device, the resumed delivery beginning at a position in the media specified by the recorded bookmark. The method further can include identifying device properties for each of the first and second client devices; delivering the media to the first client device in a format compatible with the identified device properties for the first client device; and, delivering the media to the second client device in a format compatible with the identified device properties for the second client device.

Inventors: Katz; Neil (Parkland, FL), Semple; Bruce P. (Potomac, MD), Stern; Edith H. (Yorktown Heights, NY), Willner; Barry E. (Briarcliff Manor, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04N 7/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018