So right before we hit up CES it came out that apparently XM went all sneaky-style behind our backs last April and submitted a patent application for a device that would, among other things, access a broadcast system with time-shifted on-demand program purchasing, and allow that programming to be downloadable to a removable memory format. XM has had the time-shifting tip for a while now (Sirius more recently caught up with a couple products at CES), but what really interests us is that the device XM's trying to patent will also "[provide and facilitate] the acquisition of video, graphics, text or any other media content." That's pretty broad and bold, but if we were Sirius we might be a little disconcerted about that; it could seriously put the hurt on them if XM moves fast. Oh, and did we mention their patent application also outlines integration for all these features into a cellphone? Click to see some more godawfully crude drawings the XM team came up with.