Thursday, July 31, 2008

2008-07-31 Newly Published Apple Patent Applications

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20080183757
TAGGING MEDIA ASSETS, LOCATIONS, AND ADVERTISEMENTS (geo-tagging)

Claim 49. A method for presenting information to a user, the method comprising:receiving a set of tags, each tag in the set of tags comprising identifying information specifying at least a media asset, a location, or an advertisement;communicating a portion of the identifying information from one or more tags to an information delivery service;receiving information from the information delivery service in response to the portion of identifying information from the one or more tags; and presenting the received information to a user.



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20080181298
HYBRID SCALABLE CODING

Claim 1. A scalable encoding method, comprising:encoding source video according to a primary coding profile to generate a primary coded bitstream;encoding the source video according to a plurality of secondary coding profiles to generate a plurality of corresponding secondary coded bitstreams; andderiving metadata based on generation of the plurality of secondary coded bitstreams;wherein the metadata comprises coding parameters to recode the primary coded bitstream to regenerate the plurality of secondary coded bitstreams.

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