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Interactive video distribution systems September archived patents by title, number, class 09/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 09/27/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived patents by title, number, class
20070226762 - Digital communication system with security features: A digital communication system is disclosed, that allows a display of override content to interrupt a display of ongoing content on one or more display units. Ongoing content, such as advertisements, news, entertainment, or other relevant information, is provided on the display units until an urgent or security-related alert is... Agent: Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
20070226765 - Managing blackout of media content: A method and system for managing a blackout of media content data includes receiving a media content stream at a local media content device. The media content stream includes the media content data and blackout data related to the blackout of the media content data. The local media content device... Agent: General Instrument Corporation Dba The Connected Home Solutions Business Of Motorola, Inc.
20070226760 - Audio data receipt/exposure measurement with code monitoring and signature extraction: Systems and methods are provided for gathering audience measurement data relating to receipt of and/or exposure to audio data by an audience member. Audio data is monitored to detect a monitoring code. Based on detection of the monitoring code, a signature characterizing the audio data is extracted.... Agent: Patent Docket Clerk Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
20070226761 - Dynamic insertion of cinematic stage props in program content: Dynamically replaceable assets are inserted in program content and may be used for the insertion of cinematic stage props therein. Such assets can be used for advertising purposes in that images of different products and services can be inserted therein and are changeable via a network. Such assets may be... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20070226763 - System and method of provising user specified information and advertising: A user responsive process facilitates selecting types of information and/or advertisements that are of interest to a particular user. The selected types of information or advertisements can be interspersed with other types of works selected by the user or can be displayed while other software runs.... Agent: Welsh & Katz, Ltd
20070226764 - Mobile communication based television standard selection apparatus: This invention discloses a mobile communication equipment operable to automatically select a television standard according to the mobile communication network said equipment is located in. Since different television standards need specific demodulation, respectively, it is essential to select the correct television standard like e.g. PAL or NTSC to receive proper... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20070226766 - Progress bar with multiple portions: A method and system for providing information about recorded media content having a beginning and end time. A progress bar including a first portion is displayed on a display device. The first portion graphically represents the duration of the recorded media content and has a first color. The progress bar... Agent: Steven L. Nichols Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20070226767 - Managing time shift buffers: Systems and methods are provided for managing a time-shift buffer (TSB) that is used for buffering video presentations. One such method includes receiving user input identifying a storage capacity for the TSB and modifying a storage capacity of the TSB such that it is at least substantially equal to the... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Intellectual Property Dept.
20070226768 - Image storage system: An image storage system effectively stores image data captured by an image capture device in a plurality of image storage devices. Each of the image storage devices includes a storage unit for storing image data. An image storage device performing as a master among the image storage devices includes an... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.
20070226769 - Relay apparatus, av reproduction system, and av source apparatus: The invention prevents unwanted sounds from being outputted from an AV output apparatus such as a HDTV receiver. In the invention, when a streaming signal of a predetermined format having video data and audio data is inputted to a streaming input terminal 10, separation unit 23 of a relay apparatus... Agent: Eric Robinson
20070226770 - Apparatus and method for receiving data broadcasting service to support connection with mobile networks: Provided are a data broadcast receiving apparatus that can be easily connected with mobile communication terminals of diverse access specifications by easily upgrading middleware or plug-in software in digital broadcast mobile and fixed receiving environments, and a method thereof. The data broadcast receiving apparatus includes a demultiplexer for separating signals... Agent: Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman
20070226771 - Signal amplifier circuit and optical receiver: A signal amplifier circuit includes peak value holding circuit 11 receiving positive-phase input signal, peak value holding circuit 12 receiving negative-phase input signal, adder 13 adding the positive-phase input signal and output signal of peak value holding circuit 12, adder 14 adding the negative-phase input signal and output signal of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070226772 - Internet protocol conversion module for televisions: An interface module for use between a signal source and a receiver has an input, a processor, and an output. The input receives a signal from the signal source. The received signal contains MPEG files formatted according to an Internet Protocol. The processor strips the Internet Protocol formatting from the... Agent: Zenith Electronics Corporation09/20/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived patents by title, number, class
20070220542 - Broadcasting receiving apparatus and displaying method of user interface for setting parental lock: A broadcasting receiving apparatus includes: a broadcasting receiver for receiving downloadable parental rating definition-related data transmitted from an outside source; a data storage for storing the parental rating definition-related data; a user interface (UI) generator for generating a UI for parental lock setup; and a controller for controlling the UI... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070220541 - Image signal processing apparatus and control method for selecting a rating system thereof: An image signal processing apparatus includes: a signal receiving part receiving an image signal including rating system information of an image; a control part causing a UI (user interface) to be displayed to select whether to use the rating system based on the rating system information; an OSD (on screen... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070220545 - Advertisement viewing confirmation system, broadcast receiving terminal, advertisement viewing confirmation terminal, advertisement viewing confirmation method and program: A broadcast receiver terminal receives a broadcast program with advertisement ID information inserted therein, outputs the program, and transmits the ID information through proximity communication. An advertisement viewing confirmation terminal receives, if it is determined that a user is carrying about the confirmation terminal according to a temperature, the ID... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070220549 - Method of providing broadcast, method of reproducing the same, terminal for the same, and system thereof: A method of providing a broadcast, method of reproducing the same, terminal for the same, and system thereof are disclosed, by which recorded broadcast data can be summarized and reproduced according to contents or priority of the broadcast. The present invention includes a broadcasting station inserting a summary reproduction information... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka
20070220554 - Recommended recording and downloading guides: Techniques for recommending recording and/or downloading suggestions to a DVR user are provided. According to one technique, a list of suggestions is received from a recommending entity. Each of the suggestions identifies either to-be-broadcasted content or downloadable content. The entity is mapped to the list, thereby establishing an entity-to-list mapping.... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20070220555 - System and method for delivering media content based on a subscription: A system and a method deliver media content based on a subscription of a first user to a media provider. The first user accesses and/or consumes the media content from the media provider based on the subscription with one or more terminals at one or more locations. The first user... Agent: Patents+tms, P.C.
20070220562 - Method and apparatus for selectively rendering media content on remote displays: An apparatus and method (300-400) are disclosed for selectively rendering media content on remote displays (604-612). An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device (100) having a controller (106) that manages operations of a wireless transceiver (102). The controller can be programmed... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20070220567 - Method and related device for scheduling sequence of broadcasting data items in an on-demand broadcast system: A method is utilized for scheduling sequence of broadcasting data items in an on-demand broadcast system. The system includes a plurality of data items. The method includes receiving a plurality of requests, calculating a request number of the plurality of requests, calculating a waiting time and an accumulated waiting time... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20070220539 - Contacting unit: The invention relates to a contacting unit (1), especially according to the PCMCIA Standard, with plug-in card-shaped housing (3), having a base plate (4) and a cover plate (5) essentially congruent in at least in the transverse direction, between which a slit-like plug-in channel (6) opening on one end of... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20070220540 - Methods and systems for facilitating the provision of opinions to a shopper from a panel of peers: In accordance with one or more embodiments, a system determines an image, selects a panel of participants, and outputs the image to each of the participants of the panel of participants. The image may be an image of a garment a shopper is considering purchasing, an image of the shopper... Agent: Walker Digital Management, LLC
20070220543 - Mirroring of live data to guide data in a broadcast system: A viewership rating system presented on a monitor. A system in accordance with the present invention comprises a program guide, presented on the monitor, wherein the program guide comprises a plurality of broadcast programs, and a plurality of rating indicators, each of the plurality of rating indicators presented on the... Agent: The Directv Group Inc
20070220544 - Method, system and program product for broadcast advertising and other broadcast content performance verification utilizing digital artifacts: A verification system that injects a inaudible identification code into a broadcast advertisement immediately prior to its radio frequency transmission is disclosed. An amplitude modulated sample sequence called a “digital artifact” containing, for example, a date and time code, is generated and inserted into the audio or video or composite... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20070220546 - Interactive mosaic channel video stream with additional programming sources: An interactive matrixed video channel presented on a monitor, with a plurality of individual video feeds being presented at a given time. An interactive matrixed video channel in accordance with the present invention comprises a plurality of video cells presenting at least video information, each video cell associated with one... Agent: The Directv Group Inc
20070220548 - Broadcasting receive apparatus: A broadcasting receive apparatus includes a digital broadcasting receiving unit that receives a digital broadcasting, a program table obtaining unit that obtains a program table of an analog broadcasting, a channel correspondence storing unit that stores a channel correspondence, the channel correspondence relating a channel of the digital broadcasting to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland, Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20070220547 - Method for controlling a multi-tuner signal receiving apparatus: A multi-tuner signal receiving apparatus enables signal distribution in a household and/or business dwelling, and can be effectively controlled by users via one or more remote control devices. According to an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a plurality of tuners and a controller including a memory for storing association data... Agent: Joseph J. Laks, Vice President Thomson Licensing LLC
20070220550 - System and method for advertising on remote devices: The present invention is directed to a system and method for delivering advertisement messages to mobile communication devices. Specifically, in accordance with a preferred embodiment, advertisement messages are sent to mobile communication device in advance of a time an date on which the advertisement messages are to be presented on... Agent: Morrison & Foerster, LLP
20070220551 - Interactive mosaic channel video stream with nested menu features: The present invention discloses an interactive matrixed video channel presented on a monitor, with a plurality of individual video feeds being presented at a given time. An interactive matrixed video channel in accordance with the present invention comprises a plurality of video cells presenting at least video information, each video... Agent: The Directv Group Inc
20070220552 - Automatic delivery of personalized content to a portable media player with feedback: Automatic download of personalized media content to a portable media device based on user preferences is disclosed. A media service can evaluate content on a user's media device as well as user action related thereto to infer the user's preferences, and can automatically aggregate and download content that is relevant... Agent: Amin. Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20070220553 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing customized content: A method, system, and computer program product for providing customized content are provided. The method includes assigning a user identity to a user and an account. The account specifies devices through which the user accesses content over a network. The method also includes receiving user-selected preferences for receiving the customized... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Bellsouth
20070220556 - Method and apparatus for watching dmb programs on a mobile terminal by direct channel input: Digital multimedia broadcasting watching method using direct input of DMB channel number in terminal and apparatus are disclosed. A method of receiving digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) programs on a mobile terminal, comprises: recognizing a DMB channel number being input through a keypad of the mobile terminal; recognizing a DMB hotkey... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070220557 - Apparatus and method for reducing channel switching time in receiver for digital multimedia broadcasting system using conditional access system: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for reducing channel switching time in a receiver where a user uses Conditional Access System (CAS) information when he/she intends to receive a pay broadcast service in a Digital Multimedia Broadcast (DMB) system. The method includes parsing a searched Program Map Table (PMT)... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070220558 - Method and system for providing notification message in a mobile broadcast system: A method for providing a notification message in a transmitter of a mobile broadcast system supporting an interaction channel is disclosed. Upon an occurrence of a notification event, a first means generates a notification message, and generates at least one delivery request message including a target address based on subscription... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070220559 - Frequency translation module discovery and configuration: Intelligent switching networks for selectively delivering satellite video signals. A network in accordance with the present invention comprises an antenna for receiving the satellite video signals, a plurality of amplifiers, coupled to the antenna, each amplifier receiving and amplifying specific satellite video signals based on an originating satellite for each... Agent: The Directv Group Inc
20070220560 - Audio/video transmission system and method: An audio/video signal distribution system includes a wall plate transmitter and wall plate receiver, which communication via twisted pair cabling. In a further aspect, a method of distributing an audio/video signal is provided.... Agent: Scott C. Rand, Esq. Mclane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Pa
20070220561 - Multiple path audio video synchronization: Audio video synchronization begins by receiving an audio-video signal via a first communication path. The processing continues by capturing a representation of an audio component of the audio-video signal, wherein the audio component was rendered audible via a second communication path. The processing continues by deriving a reference representation of... Agent: Garlick Harrison & Markison
20070220563 - Method and apparatus for media sharing: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods, apparatuses, systems and computer program products for media sharing. One aspect of the present invention provides a method for sharing content stored on one or more content storing devices coupled to a content sharing apparatus. At least one of the content storing... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP
20070220564 - Digital broadcast playback device and method, computer program, and storage medium: A digital broadcast playback device for playing back AV content included in a broadcast program and executing an application included in the broadcast program is provided. A playback mode management unit manages whether the AV content is to be played in a real-time mode or in a time-shift mode. A... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20070220565 - Inventory control with content cache, time scarcity marker and merchandising incentives for transactional shopping video on demand cable systems: The inventory tracking and purchasing method is deployed VOD interactive TV (STB-TV). Goods advertised with the shop on-demand (OD) process and the shop OD server, via the cable head end (HE) transmits an inventory sales indicator as metadata or configured VA to the STB-TV. The shop OD process displays the... Agent: Robert C. Kain, Jr.
20070220566 - Method and system of distributing media content and generating playlists: Method and system of distributing content and generating playlists to facilitate playback and distribution of the content. The method and system permitting a user to select multiple pieces of content for inclusion within a playlist and thereafter facilitating distribution of the specified content to the user for playback according to... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20070220568 - Storage apparatus and method for processing the same: To alleviate the situation in which image frames cannot be accumulated for a long period of time, a storage apparatus has a controller for decimating transferred data frames prior to performing a predetermined operation on the transferred data frames when the number of data frames stored in a temporary memory... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070220569 - Image monitoring system and image monitoring program: Disclosed herein is an image monitoring system including: a camera connected to a network; display means for displaying an image captured by the camera; and display control means for controlling display such that, in displaying images by the display means, an image is displayed in a window having a predetermined... Agent: William S. Frommer, Esq. Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20070220571 - Protocol for control of network or bus attached cable tv set-top box front-end functionality: A processor for a cable television set-top box has an interface for coupling the processor to a second processor. The processor also has a port that is coupleable to control a tuner, a demodulator and a DOCSIS module with or without DSG support. The tuner has an output coupled to... Agent: Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.l.l.c.
20070220572 - Hybrid fiber optic and coaxial cable network node that contains a cable modem termination system: The present invention provides a system and method for improving the performance of a data communication system, particularly a CATV system, by dividing the functionality of the cable modem termination systems (CMTSs) into functional units, and distributing these functional units among fiber nodes or other locations throughout the data communication... Agent: Fsp LLC
20070220570 - Powerline communication (plc) modem employing an analog electromagnetic transducer: A PLC cable modem is provided which includes an analog electromagnetic field transducer for generating an electromagnetic field based on an analog electrical signal and also for generating an analog electrical signal based on an electromagnetic field. The PLC cable modem also includes an analog signal processing unit operatively coupled... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC
20070220573 - Unicasting and multicasting multimedia services: A network entity controls delivery of information to user devices over bearer paths including unicast channels and multicast channels. The network entity may interoperate in any of a number of network architectures, including 3GPP Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and 3GPP2 Multimedia Domain (MMD). The network entity may provide functionality... Agent: Fish & Richardson PC
20070220575 - Movie studio-based network distribution system and method: Digital content files containing entertainment media such as movies, TV shows, and the like are distributed from at least one content source primarily responsible for the original creation of the media to subscribers over a network system. The content source is connected over at least one content source network to... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20070220576 - System for simultaneous delivery of digital television and interactive broadband service: A method and apparatus is provided for the delivery of digital television and interactive broadband service in a manner that maximizes the usage of the digital broadcast spectrum. A digital television signal is transmitted to a given broadcast area in a relatively small part (for example, a 1 MHz band)... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP
20070220574 - Method and apparatus for the transmission of dvb services over an ip network: Within the framework of the transmission of DVB services over an IP network, the tendency is to separate the signalling information describing the network and the services offered from the services themselves. The signalling is made available to the terminals via XML files available on HTTP servers. In contradistinction to... Agent: Joseph J. Laks, Vice President Thomson Licensing LLC
20070220579 - Alternate radio data frequency selection: Alternate radio data frequency selection involves receiving radio data system signals and extracting region tables from the radio data system signals, with the region tables each including a quantity of alternate frequencies and a list of alternate frequencies. The quantity and list of alternate frequencies included in the region tables... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20070220578 - Cable card mounting apparatus and television receiver: The present invention provides a cable card mounting apparatus capable of maintaining a temperature that conforms to operating conditions at a high environmental temperature without using a small fan or heat sink. The cable card mounting apparatus comprises a receiver housing and a card mounting section that is positioned outside... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20070220577 - Method and media manager client unit for optimising network resources usage: A method, system, and media manager client unit are provided for controlling the transmission of a multimedia content from a content provider server to the media manager client unit. When the later receives an indication from a cooperating entity that the multimedia content is no longer used, it issues a... Agent: Alex Nicolaescu Ericsson Canada Inc.
20070220581 - Network type television video recorder: A network type television video recorder (VR) comprising a user interface (Ul) unit, an image interface unit, a network interface unit, a peripheral interface unit, a system processor, an image processor, a random access memory (RAM), and a read-only memory (ROM) is provided. Using functions of the aforementioned devices, the... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20070220580 - User interface for a media convergence platform: A user interface for a media convergence platform is disclosed. The television based user interface presents different types of media within a single user interface. The user interface displays, on a television display, selectable items to represent a music application, a photo albums application, a video application, and an Internet... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20070220583 - Methods of enhancing media content narrative: In a method of enhancing a viewer's experience of a video program, a plurality of selectable alternative video program scenes are provided for a video program being viewed on a display. The selectable alternative program versions are pre-rendered video scenes. A user is prompted to select at least one of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20070220584 - Method and apparatus for receiving broadcasting service information in a digital broadcasting system: Provided are an apparatus and a method for receiving PSI/SI in a DVB-H receiver, in which packets carrying PS/ISI are detected from TS packets received over a wireless network and counted, and the PSI/SI packets are read if the packet count number reaches a predetermined packet number.... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070220582 - Method and system for configuring media-playing sets: A remote support site having a detector internally collecting information on a user-selectable intrinsic broadcast characteristic of a media-playing set or television and a server enabling specification of a preferred setting for such characteristic from this information. A method including maintaining a remote site, therefrom internally collecting information from the... Agent: Kevin L. Russell Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel LLP09/13/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived patents by title, number, class
20070214470 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for obtaining consumer information over a communications network: Default media services are provided to a multi-user multimedia device over a communications network responsive to identification of the multi-user multimedia device. Additional media services are provided to the multi-user multimedia device over the communications network responsive to obtaining confirmation that a particular one of a group of users of... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.
20070214475 - Viewing/listening restriction apparatus and method for digital broadcast: A viewing and listening restriction apparatus and method for digital broadcast are disclosed. A digital broadcast receiver receives authentication information through a wireless communication network, registers the authentication information, sets viewing/listening restriction information according to an authorized user's selections, and applies viewing and listening restriction to digital broadcast on the... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070214477 - Television viewing of rss: A method of displaying items from an RSS feed on a television display involves registering the RSS feed with an RSS aggregator, the RSS feed aggregator being operatively coupled to the television display for display of RSS feed items; at the RSS aggregator, polling the RSS feed for RSS feed... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20070214471 - System, method and computer program product for providing collective interactive television experiences: A system, method and computer program product for enabling a collective emotional experience among a plurality of separately located media viewers. The system incorporates an interactive broadcast media controller operative to transmit a first portion of media content to a plurality of local media devices; dynamically receive a plurality of... Agent: Law Office Of Philip A Steiner
20070214473 - Customizing dvr functionality: Techniques described herein enable parents to establish a child-protective “kids zone” on a DVR. According to one technique, a DVR receives, from a parent, identities of content items that the parent does not want children to view. The DVR maps the identities to a kids zone. During times that the... Agent: Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, LLP
20070214472 - Digital broadcast signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital broadcast signal: A digital broadcast signal for use in a digital television receiver includes a rating region table carrying rating information for multiple geographical regions, and a master guide table carrying information related to the rating region table. The master guide table includes a version number field defining a version number of... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP Song K. Jung
20070214474 - Methods and systems to operate a set-top box: According to a first aspect there is provided systems and methods for receiving an encrypted signal from a portable communication device, the encrypted signal containing information associated with a command; and decrypting the encrypted signal to enable a set-top box to execute the command. According to a second aspect there... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg, Woessner & Kluth, P.A.
20070214476 - Dynamic replacement of cinematic stage props in program content: Stage props, such as consumer products, in legacy program content are replaced with dynamically replaceable assets. Such assets can be used for advertising purposes in that images of different products and services can be inserted therein and are changeable via a network. Such assets may be created by identifying props... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20070214478 - Dynamic determination of presentation of multiple video cells in an on-screen display: A mosaic video channel displayed on a monitor, with a plurality of individual video feeds being presented at a given time. A mosaic video channel in accordance with the present invention comprises a plurality of video cells presenting at least video information, each video cell associated with one of the... Agent: The Directv Group Inc
20070214479 - Digital broadcasting system and method for broadcasting service provider data: Provided is a digital broadcasting system and method for broadcasting service provider data. The system includes a broadcasting station for inserting the service provider data, generated by a service provider that provides digital broadcasting contents to users, into program guide information, and broadcasting the service provider data, together with multimedia... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070214480 - Method and apparatus for conducting media content search and management by integrating epg and internet search systems: A media schedule search system in accordance with the invention combines together EPG search capabilities with Internet engine search capabilities. In one embodiment of this invention we propose to build Internet EPG system that uses EPG guide data as a basis for set of automatically generated search criteria for the... Agent: Yakov Kamen
20070214481 - Applications registry for a television environment: An applications registry provides a repository of television-based applications. The registry stores information about television-based applications registered, and allows users to view information regarding the registered television-based applications through one or more portals. The information includes a general description of the television-based applications, a description of an entitlement model for... Agent: Stattler-suh PC
20070214482 - Contextual web page system and method: A system and method for controlling a media generation system where a media event may be selected via a stateless software module, the system receiving a media event protocol file corresponding to the selected media event. The media generation system generates the media event based on the received media event... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20070214483 - Tool for predicting capacity demands on an electronic system: Method of predicting capacity demands on a desired device used to support services for a number of subscribers within a market area having a number of devices. The method includes predicting the capacity demands as a function of historical capacity demands for the desired device and average subscriber capacity demands... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20070214484 - Digital video broadcast transition method and device: A digital video broadcast transition method and device allows a streaming digital video program to be transferred from one broadcast receiver to another across digital video broadcast formats. Initially, a first digital video broadcast receiver is receiving a first program (210). If a second digital video broadcast receiver capable of... Agent: Motorola Inc
20070214485 - Podcasting content associated with a user account: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for podcasting content associated with a user account. Embodiments include aggregating, for a user, content of disparate data types from disparate data sources; synthesizing the aggregated content of disparate data types into a podcast capable of being rendered on a digital media player; and... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20070214486 - Device and method for detecting telephone number information from digital multimedia broadcasting in digital multimedia broadcasting receiving terminal: Disclosed is a device and method for detecting telephone number information from DMB in a DMB receiving terminal. If DMB data is received, the present invention scans I-frame data from among the received DMB data, and detects an ROI from the scanned data. If the ROI is detected, the present... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070214487 - Video transmission device and method thereof: A video transmission device and method thereof, which assembles required components and installs an input/output card in a portable device to form a light and handy video transmission device instead of a heavy and clumsy transmission medium in order to transmit data signals to a display device.... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20070214488 - Method and system for managing information on a video recording device: A method and system that implement a process for managing video information on a video recording device. The management process involves receiving a video input signal including a video stream, obtaining content information corresponding to the video stream, associating the content information with the video stream, and storing the video... Agent: Kenneth L. Sherman, Esq. Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, LLP
20070214489 - Media presentation operations on computing devices: In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a communication interface to receive a data stream comprising subtitle content, a translation module to translate the subtitle content from a first language to a second language, and a user interface to present the subtitle content.... Agent: Caven & Aghevli LLC C/o Portfolioip
20070214490 - Method for reducing channel change startup delays for multicast digital video streams: Methods and systems for reducing channel change startup delays for multicast digital video streams are described. Packets of a multicast digital video transport stream having a plurality of normal Group of Pictures are received. Further, a channel change request is received and a speed-up Group of Pictures is inserted in... Agent: Marger Johnson & Mccollom, P.C.09/06/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived patents by title, number, class
20070209048 - Slice level adjustment unit and epg data obtaining device using the same: A slice level adjustment unit for performing adjustment of a slice level with respect to a signal whose transmission is started at a predetermined time, includes a clock portion for measuring the current time, and performs a first adjustment of the slice level when the clock portion measures substantially the... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20070209047 - Method and system for configuring media-playing sets: A remote support site having a detector internally collecting information on a user-selectable intrinsic broadcast characteristic of a media-playing set or television and a server enabling specification of a preferred setting for such characteristic from this information. A method including maintaining a remote site, therefrom internally collecting information from the... Agent: Kevin L. Russell Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel LLP
20070209049 - Method of searching for programme content: There is provided a communication network (10) operable to search for programme content. The network (10) is distinguished in that it comprises: (a) a plurality of mutually interconnected network nodes (100, 110) susceptible to storing programme data content and at least one of electronic programme guides (EPG) and associated meta-data... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20070209051 - Method and apparatus for supporting handover in a dvb-h cbms system: An apparatus and method for enabling a terminal to continuously receive an on-going service even when the terminal moves out of a serving cell or a home network in a DVB-H CBMS system are provided, in which a network controls a handover, designates a target cell for the terminal if... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20070209050 - Method and receiver for generation of lists of favorite services: The invention relates to a method for generation of a list of favourite services (FAVi) in a receiver (1) suitable for receiving audio and/or video digital services comprising means of storage (4) of a first list of available services (LG) in which each service possesses a unique identifier. The method... Agent: Joseph J. Laks, Vice President Thomson Licensing LLC
20070209052 - Method and system for provisioning a set-box: A method and system of provisioning a set-top box (STB) with a STB provisioning system are provided which include storing STB profile information in a provisioning datastore, receiving a customer order at a service provisioning system, notifying a billing system of the customer order, and notifying a conditional access system... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.
20070209053 - Audiovisual reproduction system: Audiovisual reproduction system comprising a central unit managing a sound control circuit, and a telecommunications modem connected to a distribution network controlled by a host server, through a multitask operating system created around a tools and services library, characterized in that the operating system comprises a function that adjusts the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20070209054 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing communications services: A method, system, and computer program product for providing communications services to Internet Protocol-enabled devices associated with a subscriber are provided. The method includes creating an account identifying the subscriber, an Internet Protocol address associated with the Internet Protocol-enabled device of the subscriber, and a communications service provisioned for the... Agent: Cantor Colburn LLP - Bellsouth
20070209055 - Commercial detection apparatus and video playback apparatus: An aspect of the invention provides a commercial detection apparatus for detecting commercials that includes a silent detector configured to detect a silent segment based on the strength of the audio signal output in content, and a determination unit configured to determine a sound segment as a commercial if three... Agent: Ndq&m Watchstone LLP
20070209056 - Image transmission apparatus: An image transmission apparatus (adaptor apparatus) is configured to transmit image data captured by an image pickup apparatus to an output apparatus. The adaptor apparatus is configured to obtain identification information of the image pickup apparatus and type information of the output apparatus. The adaptor apparatus selects a set of... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20070209057 - Wireless delivery of broadband cable signals: A device for wireless, non-line-of-sight delivery of a signal from a coaxial cable to a transceiver at an end user device comprises a signal enhancement and prioritizing module which converts the signal into a wireless signal which comprises less data than the signal, and an antenna which broadcasts the wireless... Agent: Miller, Canfield, Paddock And Stone Marjory G. Basile, Esq.Previous industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: interprogram communication or interprocess communication (ipc)
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