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Recent patents with Brant L. Candelore listed as an inventor - additional entries may be under other spellings.


Brant L. Candelore - Related organizations: Sony Corporation patents, Sony Electronics Inc. patents

Method and apparatus for protecting the transfer of data

10/29/15 - 20150312525 - According to one embodiment, a method of descrambling digital multimedia content starts by sending an out-of-band request for encrypted control data to a headend. A descrambler integrated circuit may then receive digital program data in a scrambled, format and the encrypted control data. The encrypted control data may then be
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Apparatus for powering an electronic device in a secure manner

05/07/15 - 20150126070 - According to one embodiment of the invention, a portable adapter for an electronic device charger is described. Such an adapter comprises a plug, a receptacle and a socket device wherein the adapter is configured to connect to one of a plurality of standardized connectors such as a Universal Serial Bus
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Method and system for downloading content to a content downloader

12/18/14 - 20140373075 - A content downloader system including a display for displaying a user interface enabling a user to select content to be downloaded and initiate downloading; a set-top-box coupled to the display for providing the user interface and for receiving an Indication of the content to be downloaded; and a content downloader
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Leo M. Pedlow, Jr.

Simultaneous viewing of multiple viewer-specific programming on a single display

09/18/14 - 20140282719 - In certain implementations, a method consistent with certain embodiments involves associating a first headset with a first viewer profile; associating the first headset with a first set of display refresh time slots; selecting a first advertisement based on criteria contained in the first viewer profile; displaying a video portion of
Inventors: Frederick J. Zustak, Brant L. Candelore

Capture of stylized tv table data via ocr

08/21/14 - 20140237516 - In certain implementations consistent with the present invention, a method of detecting text in a television video display table involves saving a frame of video to a memory device; determining that the frame of video contains a table having cells containing text; storing a working copy of the frame of
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Multipurpose television module

07/03/14 - 20140189729 - A method of processing a boot sequence for a processor forming a part of a module apparatus involves interrogating a host television device to determine if the host television device requires use of an application execution engine residing on the module apparatus; receiving a reply to the interrogation; and responsive
Inventors: George Williams, Xudong Yu, Toshiro Ozawa, Rolf Toft, Leo M. Pedlow, Jr., Brant L. Candelore, David Boyden, Robert Blanchard, Christopher Jensen Read

On-demand switched content encryption

05/15/14 - 20140137150 - A number of encryption system types utilized by subscriber terminal devices currently requesting tuning to a particular switched digital video (SDV) content selection is determined in response to each change in a number of the subscriber terminals requesting tuning to the particular SDV content selection. SDV content associated with the
Inventors: Stephane Lejeune, Brant L. Candelore

Method and apparatus for protecting the transfer of data

12/05/13 - 20130322625 - According to one embodiment, a method of descrambling digital multimedia content starts by sending an out-of-band request for encrypted control data to a headend. A descrambler integrated circuit may then receive digital program data in a scrambled format and the encrypted control data. The encrypted control data may then be
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Method and system for altering the presentation of broadcast content

11/14/13 - 20130305279 - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method and system for altering a presentation of broadcast content. More specifically, embodiments provide an accurate and efficient mechanism for suppressing advertisements by using downloaded templates to identify advertisements before suppression for a duration indicated by information downloaded about the advertisement,
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Display device detection of and response to an idle mode of a remote sender device

11/07/13 - 20130298086 - A method, system and apparatus provide for detection by a display device of an idle mode of a remote sender device. Information received from a remote sender device by a display device is monitored during a normal operating mode of operation of the display device to determine whether the remote
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Robert Blanchard

Obtaining metadata program information during channel changes

08/22/13 - 20130219420 - An apparatus including a remote command receiver, a decode logic, and a database is described herein. The remote command receiver may detect a remote control command that selects a program. The decode logic may receive a video signal from an access device that is the target of the detected remote
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Method and system for dowloading content to a content dowloader

07/18/13 - 20130185747 - A content downloader system including a display for displaying a user interface enabling a user to select content to be downloaded and initiate downloading; a set-top-box coupled to the display for providing the user interface and for receiving an indication of the content to be downloaded; and a content downloader
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Leo M. Pedlow, Jr.

Multi-coded content substitution

06/20/13 - 20130160054 - Multiple segment identifiers associated with a single item of content and substitute content associated therewith can be utilized as a mechanism to provide content substitution using multiple content formats by utilizing a segment routing state machine. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Leo M. Pedlow, Jr.

Partial multiple encryption

06/20/13 - 20130156186 - A partial multiple encryption device consistent with certain embodiments has an input adapted to receive a unencrypted video signal. An encryption arrangement produces a partially multiple encrypted video signal from the unencrypted video signal. An output is adapted to provide the partially multiple encrypted video signal. This abstract is not
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Leo M. Pedlow, Jr., Robert Allan Unger

Network-based revocation, compliance and keying of copy protection systems

05/16/13 - 20130125225 - A method of authenticating a device involves establishing a local connection between a local target device and a local source device; at the source device, obtaining credentials of the target device via the local connection; at the source device, sending the credentials to a cloud authentication server via a secure
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Identification of a compromised content player

12/20/12 - 20120324221 - A system and method for identifying the player that leaked content encryption keys by loading a set of player keys into individual content players and determining the number of encryptions and the number of encryption keys to use in multiple encrypting critical content. The method produces copies of critical data
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Identification of a compromised content player

12/20/12 - 20120321081 - A system and method for identifying the player that leaked content encryption keys by loading a set of player keys into individual content players and determining the number of encryptions and the number of encryption keys to use in multiple encrypting critical content. The method produces copies of critical data
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Tv receiver device with multiple decryption modes

12/20/12 - 20120321080 - A digital television receiver device supporting two or more different conditional access systems has a content receiver that obtains an encrypted content stream and a processor. A content stream decrypter decrypts an encrypted content stream for conditional access or copy protection from at least one of the following interfaces: an
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Steven Richman

Wireless control channel and back-channel for receiver

10/11/12 - 20120260297 - A method and apparatus for integrating a bi-directional control channel into an entertainment display device to deliver content and exchange control information. The system collects request and response information from the entertainment display device. The system also provides format translation of received and collected content to and from a plurality
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Parental control for audio censorship

08/23/12 - 20120216222 - In certain implementations, a television receiver device has an interface configured to receive audio video (A/V) program content and tuning information. A processor is programmed to: tune to a designated program; present an option to tune to the designated program with either a censored or uncensored version of audio; upon
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

On-demand download of partial encrypted content for partial super distributed content

08/16/12 - 20120207306 - A request to render content associated with a first super distributed content file is detected by a content rendering device. At least one portion of the content associated with the first super distributed content file is determined to be missing from the first super distributed content file. A second file
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Stephane Lejeune

On-demand switched content encryption

06/28/12 - 20120163593 - A number of encryption system types utilized by subscriber terminal devices currently requesting tuning to a particular switched digital video (SDV) content selection is determined in response to each change in a number of the subscriber terminals requesting tuning to the particular SDV content selection. SDV content associated with the
Inventors: Stephane Lejeune, Brant L. Candelore

Simultaneous viewing of multiple viewer-specific programming on a single display

06/21/12 - 20120154553 - In certain implementations, a method consistent with certain embodiments involves associating a first headset with a first viewer profile; associating the first headset with a first audio channel within an audio channel multiplex and with a first set of display refresh time slots; selecting a first advertisement based on criteria
Inventors: Frederick J. Zustak, Brant L. Candelore

Enabling drm-encrypted broadcast content through gateway into the home

05/24/12 - 20120131606 - A method consistent with certain implementations involves receiving a stream of legacy encrypted main content that contains selectively DRM encrypted duplicate content; decrypting the legacy encrypted stream of content; eliminating the duplicate content that is not DRM encrypted; generating a selectively DRM encrypted stream of content; and providing the selectively
Inventors: Stephane Lejeune, Brant L. Candelore

Storage of adaptive streamed content

05/03/12 - 20120110628 - A method consistent with certain implementations involves receiving adaptively streamed data representing the A/V content from a source. The stream contains a high resolution representation of a first portion of the content and a lower resolution representation of a second portion; storing the stream of data to an electronic storage
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Tv use simulation

05/03/12 - 20120105724 - A method of simulating use of a television consistent with certain implementations of the present invention involves switching a television remote controller or a television STB to an operational mode in which a simulating function is activated. While in the simulating function is activated, the television receiver device is operated
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Apparatus and method for adaptive streaming of content with user-initiated quality adjustments

04/26/12 - 20120102184 - According to one embodiment of the invention, a digital device comprises adaptive streaming logic to control a manual setting of play parameters that are used to adjust a display resolution of the incoming content and a data rate at which the streaming content is downloaded to the content interface unit.
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Decoding multiple remote control code sets

03/15/12 - 20120062805 - A method of processing remote control commands at a control device consistent with certain embodiments involves at the control device, receiving commands directed to the control device; at the control device, receiving a command directed to a source device, the source device being operative to provide video content to a
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Descrambler

12/08/11 - 20110299683 - According to one embodiment of the invention, the descrambler IC comprises a local memory to store a unique key and a plurality of process blocks. A first process block is adapted to perform cryptographic operations on input information using the unique key to produce a user key. A second process
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Transfer of metadata using video frames

10/27/11 - 20110262105 - An automated method of attaching metadata to a segment of content using a programmed processor consistent with certain embodiments involves retrieving metadata relating to the segment of content; rendering the metadata as visually perceptible text in one or more frames of video; appending the one or more frames of video
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Apparatus and method for replacing a broadcasted advertisement based on heuristic information

09/08/11 - 20110219402 - According to one embodiment of the invention, an apparatus comprises a data storage unit and a data processing unit. Coupled to the data storage unit, the data processing unit is adapted to the access heuristic information stored in the data storage unit and transmitting a signal that is used to
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Frederick J. Zustak

Apparatus and method for replacing a broadcasted advertisement based on both heuristic information and attempts in altering the playback of the advertisement

09/08/11 - 20110219401 - According to one embodiment of the invention, an apparatus comprises a data storage unit and a data processing unit. The data storage unit is adapted to store a plurality of advertisements. Coupled to the data storage unit, the data processing unit is adapted to detect an operation that alters playback
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Frederick J. Zustak

Apparatus and method for replacing a broadcasted advertisement in response to an attempt by the viewer to skip or fast-forward through the advertisement

09/08/11 - 20110219400 - According to one embodiment of the invention, an apparatus comprises a tuner/demodulation unit, a data storage unit and a data processing unit. The data processing unit is coupled to the tuner/demodulation unit and the data storage unit. The data processing unit is adapted to detect an operation that accelerates playback
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Frederick J. Zustak

Apparatus and method for registering and the subsequent selection of user selected advertisement during playback

09/08/11 - 20110219399 - According to one embodiment of the invention, a method of registering, and perhaps substituting broadcast television advertisements for lesser, time intensive advertisements is described. The method comprises (i) receiving digital content including segments of a audiovisual program separated by at least one broadcast advertisement; (ii) detecting an operation that alters
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Frederick J. Zustak

Parental control for a mixed viewing audience using shutter glasses

07/21/11 - 20110179436 - According to one embodiment, a system for implementing parental control using a plurality of pairs of shutter glasses comprises a digital device and a first and second pair of shutter glasses. The digital device includes a tuner/demodulator unit, a data processing unit and a transmitter. The tuner/demodulator unit receives content
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore

Tv demonstration

07/07/11 - 20110164143 - A television demonstration method involves providing a television display and a camera; at a computer processor, receiving a video image from the camera, the computer processor capturing the video image from the camera to determine if the viewer makes a predetermined gesture; and retrieving and playing a specified video segment
Inventors: Peter Rae Shintani, Brant L. Candelore

System and method for actively managing play back of demo content by a display device based on detected radio frequency signaling

06/23/11 - 20110150426 - An embodiment of the invention involves an apparatus, method and software for automatically controlling periodic play back of demo content. The apparatus comprises a memory, a radio detection logic and a processor. The radio detection logic is configured to detect a first radio frequency signal within a prescribed frequency range
Inventors: Peter Shintani, Brant L. Candelore

System and method for actively managing play back of demo content by a display device based on signaling from a presence sensor

06/23/11 - 20110150425 - An embodiment of the invention involves an apparatus and method for controlling periodic play back of demo content by a display device. The method comprises monitoring for a triggering event by a presence sensor within the display device. The triggering event involves a detection of a non-moving or slow-moving object
Inventors: Brant L. Candelore, Peter Shintani

System and method for actively managing play back of demo content by a display device based on customer actions

06/23/11 - 20110149160 - An embodiment of the invention involves an apparatus, such as a television, that comprises a memory, an optical sensor and a processor. The optical sensor is configured to capture at least one image present in front of the apparatus. The processor is coupled to the optical sensor. The processor is
Inventors: Peter Shintani, Brant L. Candelore

System and method for actively managing playback of demo content by display device

06/23/11 - 20110149159 - An embodiment of the invention involves a display device and method for actively managing playback of demo content within a partially-assisted or non-assisted commercial environment. The playback of demo content is activated through detection of an audio triggering event in which playback of the streaming advertising content is temporarily halted.

Ip tv with drm

05/12/11 - 20110113443 - A method of decrypting DRM encoded content in a DTV receiver involves receiving an encrypted license from a license server at the DTV receiver; providing a unique identifier for an integrated DTV SoC forming a part of the DTV television receiver; storing a secret key in an electronic fuse memory

Antipiracy key segmentation for hfc multicast distribution from master headend to cable hubs

04/28/11 - 20110096924 - A method of segregating a hybrid fiber cable network involves assigning a packet identifier (PID) to each of a plurality of hubs on the hybrid fiber cable network; assigning a distinct decryption method to each of the plurality of hubs, so that each of the plurality of hubs is identifiable

Parental control through the hdmi interface

04/21/11 - 20110093882 - An HDMI parental control device consistent with certain embodiments has an HDMI receiver that receives an HDMI audio/video stream and produces editable audio/video output data and a logic processor that receives closed caption data and compares descriptors in the closed caption data with a list of descriptors to be censored.

Location authentication

03/03/11 - 20110055577 - In one implementation a method of authenticating the installation of a television receiver involves generating a fingerprint value as function of the television network characteristics at an authorized installation location, where the fingerprint is a function of at least one of a gain value of a variable gain amplifier and

Zero standby power rf controlled device

01/06/11 - 20110001887 - A remotely controllable electronic appliance has a radio frequency energy converter that receives a radio frequency energy from a remote controller and converts the radio frequency energy to electrical energy, where the electrical energy from the energy converter is used to supply power to receive a turn-on code. This abstract

Zero standby power laser controlled device

01/06/11 - 20110001651 - In certain embodiments, a remotely controllable television has an energy converter that receives light energy from a laser in a remote controller and converts the light energy to electrical energy. A remote control code interpreter that is receives a turn-on code from the remote controller. The electrical energy from the

Method to upgrade content encryption

09/30/10 - 20100246819 - Generation of secret keys is carried out in a smartcard for use by a receiver device's main processor, or alternatively, decryption processing for selectively encrypted content is carried out in the smartcard itself in order to thwart hacking and pirating of protected video content. This abstract is not to be

Method and apparatus for protecting the transfer of data

09/16/10 - 20100235624 - According to one embodiment, a conditional access (CA) control system comprises circuitry that is adapted to: (i) transmit information including a unique identifier assigned to a digital device and mating key generator values to the remote source, (ii) receive a mating key from the remote source, the mating key being

Capture of stylized tv table data via ocr

07/29/10 - 20100192178 - In certain implementations consistent with the present invention, a method of detecting text in a television video display table involves saving a frame of video to a memory device; determining that the frame of video contains a table having cells containing text; storing a working copy of the frame of

Method for simulcrypting scrambled data to a plurality of conditional access devices

07/22/10 - 20100183149 - One embodiment of the invention relates to an apparatus comprising an input, a descrambler unit and a re-scrambler unit. The input is adapted to receive scrambled content. The descrambler unit is coupled to the input. The descrambler unit descrambles the scrambled content in order to recover unscrambled content and concurrently

Multi-coded content substitution

04/08/10 - 20100088717 - Multiple segment identifiers associated with a single item of content and substitute content associated therewith can be utilized as a mechanism to provide content substitution using multiple content formats by utilizing a segment routing state machine. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from

Simulcrypt key sharing with hashed keys

03/18/10 - 20100067703 - A method of sharing keys among a plurality of conditional access (CA) vendors having differing CA systems used at a distribution headend involves receiving a CA Value contribution from each of the plurality of CA vendors at the headend; hashing the CA Values from each of the plurality of CA

Ad menu for skipped advertisements

03/11/10 - 20100061709 - A method of operation of a personal video recorder (PVR) involves receiving and storing a plurality of commercial advertisements forming a part of a stream of program content at the PVR; receiving and storing metadata associated with the plurality of commercial advertisements at the PVR; storing an index to the

Remote control security

03/04/10 - 20100053462 - A television receiver device consistent with certain embodiment is controlled by a remote controller has an infrared receiver that receives control signals from the remote controller. An infrared transmitter transmits signals from the television to the remote controller. A processor, upon receipt of a control signal from the remote controller

User managed internet links from tv

02/11/10 - 20100037264 - A method of obtaining metadata associated with an element of television programming involves instructing an access device to generate and communicate a signal to a control device suitable for driving a display, wherein the signal contains metadata suitable for rendering on a display device in a visual representation; receiving the

Crypto micro-module using ieee 1394 for stream descrambling

12/24/09 - 20090316892 - In certain embodiments, a television receiver circuit has a tuner circuit and a demodulator circuit that cooperatively produce a digital transport stream for a tuned channel as an output therefrom. A transport processor in an SOC receives the digital transport stream and switches the digital transport stream to an IEEE1394

Encryption system for satellite delivered television

08/20/09 - 20090208006 - A television content delivery system consistent with certain embodiments has a receiver system that receives television content from a plurality of content suppliers. A selective multiple encrypter selectively multiple encrypts the television content, wherein the resultant selectively multiple encrypted content stream is encrypted under at least one conditional access system

Descrambler

07/02/09 - 20090168996 - According to one embodiment of the invention, the descrambler IC comprises a local memory to store a unique key and a plurality of process blocks. A first process block performs cryptographic operations on a first mating key generator using the unique key in order to produce a first key. A

Wireless control channel and back-channel for receiver

04/30/09 - 20090113497 - A method and apparatus for integrating a bi-directional control channel into an entertainment display device to deliver content and exchange control information. The system collects request and response information from the entertainment display device. The system also provides format translation of received and collected content to and from a plurality

Remote controller with speech recognition

04/30/09 - 20090112592 - A receiver remote controller has a storage device storing electronic program guide (EPG) data that relates content to television channels containing said content. The remote controller is contained in a remote controller housing with the housing containing: a data interface that receives the EPG data provided by an EPG data

Wireless video communication

04/23/09 - 20090103471 - A method of managing revocation when an alternate transmission method, using an alternate transmitter identity and an alternate receiver identity, is juxtaposed into an original transmission system, the original transmission system having its own original transmitter and receiver identities that communicate via an original transmission method involves at an alternate

Revocation management

04/23/09 - 20090103470 - A method of carrying out wireless video communication involves at a wireless receiver (WR) device, providing a digital certificate, the digital certificate containing a High-Bandwidth Digital Copy Protection (HDCP) Key Source Vector (KSV), a device identifier for the WR device, and a digital signature cryptographically binding the identifiers; at the

Method for detection of a hacked decoder

04/16/09 - 20090097659 - A method of identifying a receiver device from which pirated video decryption keys have been obtained consistent with certain embodiments involves organizing a population of receiver devices into a plurality of N groups; associating the N groups with a plurality of N decryption keys, where each of the N groups


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