Eloy Assigned PatentIntelligent storage of time shifted content
By Francis Pelletier on 2017.02.17
Eloy Technology, LLC, Wilmington, DE, has been assigned a patent (9,535,916) developed by Farrelly, Eugene Matthew, Cary, NC, Svendsen, Hugh, Chapel Hill, NC, and Pons, Juan A., Pittsboro, NC, for a "system and method for intelligent storage of time shifted content."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A media broker comprises a communication interface and a controller associated with the communication interface configured to receive a request from a user to record a requested media item. The media broker proceeds to query an aggregated stored content list, (ASCL) including information indicative of each of the media items stored on one or more media storage device communicatively coupled to the media broker to determine if the requested media item is stored on the one or more media storage devices. If it is determined that the requested media item is stored on the one or more media storage devices the user that requested the media item is informed and the media item is stored on the one or more media storage devices. Conversely, if it is determined that the requested media item is not stored on the one or more media storage devices, the requested media item is recorded."
The patent application was filed on December 18, 2014 (14/574,535).