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Interactive video distribution systems January USPTO class listing 01/08

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01/31/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080028423 - Digital broadcasting system and method thereof: A system and a method for providing a digital broadcasting service simultaneously with documented information related to a digital broadcast are provided. The system includes a broadcasting station for transmitting digital broadcast data on each broadcast channel; a data server for storing document information corresponding to the digital broadcast data... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20080028425 - Broadcast signal receiving device and method: A broadcast signal receiving device includes a receiving unit, a registering unit and a channel selection unit. The receiving unit receives digital broadcast signals including a plurality of sub-channels on each of a plurality of physical channels. The registering unit registers an indicator indicating whether or not each of the... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP

20080028424 - Image signal receiver for diagnosing and editing channel, and control method thereof: Provided are a system and a method for diagnosing and editing a channel using received signal sensitivity. The method allows a user to edit a channel on a received signal sensitivity diagnosis screen of a digital TV, so that the user can edit a favorite channel while checking received signal... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20080028427 - Method and apparatus for intelligent channel zapping: The availability of television channels today may easily be overwhelming for a user and the use of conventional linear zapping when a user switches sequentially between channels arranged in a list as a method of finding interesting content becomes still more inefficient. Thus, a method of automatically determining a channel... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20080028428 - Method and apparatus for video telephony in portable terminal: Provided is a method and apparatus for video telephony in a portable terminal. In the method, all image frames received from a video telephony counterpart terminal are decoded when a video telephony event is detected. Thereafter, it is determined if the received image frames are accumulated in a buffer of... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20080028429 - Television-signal receiver and receiving method: A television-signal receiver includes: a tuner receiving a television signal; a video demodulation unit for an analog broadcast received by the tuner; an audio demodulation unit for the analog broadcast received by the tuner; a data demodulation unit for a digital broadcast received by the tuner; a channel-selection controller that... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20080028430 - Control gateways that control consumer electronic devices responsive to rf command signals: A control gateway is configured to control at least one consumer electronic device. The control gateway includes an optical transmitter unit, a radio frequency (RF) transceiver unit, and a controller. The optical transmitter unit is configured to transmit optical signals compatible with a first type of consumer electronic device. The... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A.

20080028431 - Image processing apparatus, display apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus including: an image processor which processes an image corresponding to an image signal; a frame rate converter which converts a frame rate of the image corresponding to the image signal that is processed by the image processor; and a controller which controls at least one of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080028422 - Implementation of media content alteration: A classification method and system for possible content alteration of a media work may include criteria regarding content that is feasible for alteration. Such criteria may be maintained in records that are accessible to an interested party. Some embodiments may include a record of primary authorization rights applicable to a... Agent: Searete LLC Clarence T. Tegreene

20080028426 - Video/audio stream processing device and video/audio stream processing method: Video/audio data is stored in an HDD (115) and information concerning to the video/audio data is also generated and stored with the video/audio data. A comparison unit (112) compares the video/audio data with feature data stored in a selector unit (111) and detects a position where the feature data is... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20080028432 - Method and apparatus of communication between embedded cable modem and embedded set-top box: An apparatus and method for communication between an embedded cable modem and an embedded set-top box in a DOCSIS Set-top Gateway (DSG)-based digital broadcast receiving apparatus are provided. The apparatus includes an embedded cable modem which receives or transmits messages from or to an embedded set-top box through a number... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080028433 - System and method for offering related sub-services simultaneously with main service in offering dvb-h service: Disclosed is a system and a method for offering a digital video broadcasting service, and for offering multiple sub-services connected with a main service simultaneously with the main service while offering a DVB-H service. The system includes a digital broadcasting station for adding SubScheduleID fields, in which information on at... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.

20080028434 - Memory card handling for enhancing interactive television services: An interactive television system is operable to receive television signals and data for implementing interactive television services. At least some of the interactive television data received is stored on a removable, non-volatile memory, such as a memory card or stick. To allow a user to access services, the system is... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP

  
01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080022298 - Global interactive program guide application and device: A system and device is disclosed that employs a global interactive program guide to receive, access, manage, and view digital entertainment services such as live television, television on demand, and pre-recorded video and audio programming from one on more content sources, via an internet-enabled device, anywhere in the world. As... Agent: Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP

20080022299 - Storage and use method of a broadcasted audio/video event: s

20080022297 - System and method of sharing private content: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method of sharing private content. In a particular embodiment, the method includes receiving a designation of a share location from which private content of a first user of an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) system can be obtained. The method also includes... Agent: Toler Schaffer, LLP

20080022300 - System and methods for real-time access to movie information: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing real-time access to movie information to viewers in an interactive television viewing system. During select times when viewing a program on a television, the viewer is presented information, typically an advertisement, regarding a movie available for viewing in a movie theater. The viewer... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20080022302 - Moving image data delivery system, an advertising image data delivery system, and a moving image viewing apparatus: An advertisement provider issues coupons to an audiences of television set in exchange of viewing a commercial message and receives advertising rate from the advertiser of the commercial message in exchange of informing of the coupon issuance. A television station allows the audience to decompress a downloaded digital image data... Agent: Masahide Tanaka

20080022303 - Method and apparatus for supplementing channel information: A channel list indicates a channel subset of a sequence of candidate channel locations. The channel list is stored in an electronic apparatus that receives and processes multimedia programs carries by channels in the channel subset. Instead of scanning every candidate channel location, the electronic apparatus partially scans the sequence... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP

20080022304 - Digital media device having selectable media content storage locations: A digital media device having selectable media content storage locations, and associated methods, are disclosed. One exemplary method includes displaying a plurality of instances of media content available to be stored to a plurality of storage locations associated with a digital media device in a graphical user interface provided by... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley

20080022310 - Customizing virtual channels in a discovery interface: A unified discovery interface presents broadcast discovery data relating to broadcast content available via a broadcast channel and non-broadcast discovery data relating to non-broadcasting content available via a virtual channel of the unified discovery interface. In one implementation, the virtual channel is customizable via a discovery interface relationship parameter that... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20080022309 - Method and apparatus for providing a personalized television channel: A method and apparatus for providing a personalized channel on packet networks are disclosed. For example, a customer may subscribe to a personalized channel service. In one embodiment, a network service provider determines a customer's viewing preference and matches the customer's viewing preference to at least one program that is... Agent: At&t Corp.

20080022308 - Pre-populated search results in electronic program guide data: Pre-populated search results in electronic program guide (EPG) data is described. In an embodiment, EPG data includes asset information which corresponds to a media content asset where a value is associated with a descriptor category to describe the media content asset, and a tag is associated with the value to... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20080022311 - Receiving apparatus and receiving method: A receiving apparatus includes an EPG acquisition unit acquiring EPG information from a broadcast wave, a receiving unit receiving recommended program information, a comparison unit comparing the received recommended program information and the acquired EPG information, and a display unit displaying the EPG based on a comparison result in the... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20080022312 - Method and apparatus for displaying personal schedules on a television: A method of displaying a user's personal schedule on a television set is provided. The method comprises receiving the user's personal schedule via a scheduling program residing on a personal computer, wherein the personal computer is networked with the television set; determining whether a scheduled event for the user is... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent

20080022313 - Program table generator and a method for quickly displaying a program table in response to user's request: In a set top box (STB), from a memory, program information is read out which corresponds to request time or a request time zone designated by an operation controller. A display controller generates display data of a program table listing broadcast programs. After generating the display data, a time span... Agent: Venable LLP

20080022314 - Mobile terminal and digital broadcast receiving method thereor: A mobile terminal and digital broadcast receiving method thereof are disclosed, by which complicated procedures for digital broadcast reception in a mobile communication terminal can be simplified for user's convenience. The method according to an embodiment includes recognizing a number inputted via an input unit of the terminal in a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080022316 - Mobile communication terminal and method of transmitting broadcast viewing information thereof: A mobile communication terminal and method of transmitting broadcast viewing information thereof are disclosed. The mobile communication terminal includes a broadcast module configured to receive a broadcast program, an information collecting unit configured to collect and manage the broadcast viewing information for the received broadcast program, a transmitting unit configured... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Schmadeka

20080022315 - Stream current song: An electronic equipment includes a monitor circuit and a message generation circuit. The monitor circuit is operative to obtain information corresponding to media content reproduced by the electronic equipment, and the message generation circuit is operative to include the obtained information in an outgoing message.... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP

20080022318 - Message communication device: An outgoing message judging device judges if an outgoing message transmitted by a sending process is cacheable or not; An outgoing message queue queues the outgoing message, when the judging result indicates to be noncacheable. A returning message judging device judges if a returning message transmitted by a receiving process... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP

20080022322 - System and method for home audio and video communication: A method for near real time data communication is disclosed. The method includes discovering a first device associated with a first location, determining available data from the first discovered device, and inserting a listing for the first discovered device into an electronic program guide (EPG). A data structure in memory... Agent: G. Michael Roebuck, PC

20080022321 - Systems and methods of assembling an elementary stream from an encapsulated multimedia transport stream: Systems and methods of assembling an elementary stream from an encapsulated multimedia transport stream are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method is performed in a digital home communication terminal (DHCT). This method comprises the steps of: receiving a layer-2 packet through a binding to a network interface driver; applying at... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley

20080022320 - Systems and methods of synchronizing media streams: Systems and methods are disclosed. One embodiment is a method of synchronizing media streams among a plurality of digital home communication terminals (DHCTs). The method comprises the steps of: decoding a stream of encoded media frames; receiving an indication of a desired playout time; determining a variation between the target... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley

20080022324 - Personal area television broadcasting: In one embodiment, a personal television broadcasting system includes one or more television receivers; and a television signal transmitter coupled to one of: a personal computer, a set top box, a game console, and a portable video player to broadcast video content to the one or more television receivers that... Agent: Ivy Y. Mei

20080022325 - Portable computing platform including wireless communication functionality and extended multimedia broadcast multicast service functionality: A portable computer system such as a laptop computer, for example, includes a processor and a wireless module. The wireless module may establish a wireless connection to a wireless network and may receive video data such as an MBMS video stream, for example, via one or more wireless channels. The... Agent: Meyertons, Hood, Kivlin, Kowert & Goetzel (amd)

20080022323 - Remotely operable recording device: Disclosed herein is a command receiving device (1200) for controlling an electronic device operable using wirelessly transmitted commands. The command receiving device (1200) includes: a network interface (1210) for coupling to a communications network; a control interface (1240) for coupling to said electronic device; a memory (1230) for storing a... Agent: Tin Yue Koo

20080022326 - Wireless transmission method for electronic apparatuses to transmit audio and visual signals to television and device thereof: A wireless transmission method for electronic apparatuses to transmit audio and visual signals to a television and device thereof include steps as follows. First, audio and visual signals that electronic apparatuses desire to play are modulated. Then the modulated audio and visual signals are transformed to television carrier signals via... Agent: Cooper & Dunham LLP

20080022327 - System, method, and computer program product for remote printing: A method used in an information processing apparatus for transferring a set of images from a server unit over a network and controlling a printing process of the transferred set of images, the method comprising: a) forming an image selection method at a local network device for identifying the set... Agent: Patent Law Offices Of Michael E. Woods

20080022328 - Method and system for providing interactive virtual tablecloth: A method and system for providing an interactive virtual tablecloth. A server transmits various types of content, and a projector projects images corresponding to the transmitted content onto a display surface. For example, the display surface can be a table. The server receives control signals from at least one wireless... Agent: At&t Corp.

20080022330 - Multi-dvr content management: Multi-DVR content management is described. In an embodiment, television-based client devices are each a node of a multi-DVR system where the nodes are implemented for communication with each other. A recording node of the multi-DVR system records media content with a recording media when initiated by a television-based client device... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20080022331 - Multi-dvr media stream transition: Multi-DVR media stream transition is described. In an embodiment, television-based client devices are each a node of a multi-DVR system where the nodes are implemented for communication with each other. Media content can be recorded from a content stream in a pause buffer at a recording node of the multi-DVR... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20080022332 - Multi-dvr node communication: Multi-DVR node communication is described. In an embodiment, television-based client devices are each a node of a multi-DVR system where the nodes are implemented for communication with each other. A node status can be communicated from a node of the multi-DVR system to the television-based client devices at the respective... Agent: Lee & Hayes PLLC

20080022334 - Communication apparatus: According to one embodiment, A communication apparatus for receiving content data obtained by sequentially receiving a broadcast wave to transmit the content data to a different communication apparatus the communication apparatus comprising: a communication section that communicates with the different communication apparatus through a network; a tuner section that receives... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

20080022294 - Matching users with wirelessly downloaded video and audio content: Current technology now allows wireless handheld devices the capability of receiving broadcast video and audio. To determine who is watching and who is listening to such broadcasts a different type of metering methodology is needed. This invention relates to gathering, transmitting, storing and analyzing who is watching or listening to... Agent: James L. Davison

20080022295 - Stream reproducing device: A stream reproducing device operable to easily perform the automatic viewing of the non-viewed period of a stream is provided. The stream reproducing device comprises a camera (1) that is arranged toward viewers, a person detecting unit (10) operable to detect the viewer based on the output of the camera,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20080022296 - Method and apparatus for controlling a video recorder/player to selectively alter a video signal: The method and apparatus operates in a video recorder and playback unit to identify selected broadcast segments, such as commercial advertisements, of a television signal in real-time for the purpose of either suspending recording or advancing playback of the television signal during each unwanted segment. A signature pattern associated with... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20080022301 - Placing television commercials into available slots on multiple television stations: Described herein is technology, e.g., systems, devices, and/or software, for matching available advertisements to unused advertising space for television programming. In some implementations, advertisers post the commercials that they want to run, and stations post the time slots that have not yet been sold to advertisers. Asking prices for the... Agent: Proskauer Rose LLP Patent Department

20080022305 - Method and apparatus for adaptive channel selection: A method and apparatus for computing a schedule of channels is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of accepting a series of commands to tune a plurality of channels sequentially from an ordered schedule of channels; determining a duration of a time period between each of the series of commands;... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration

20080022306 - Revenue-based entertainment system: A revenue-based entertainment system may facilitate the enjoyment and purchase of various digital media and the interaction with other users in various settings. An embodiment revenue-based entertainment may comprise a server, a customer device, a digital media-writing system, a printing apparatus, and an audio/visual system.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20080022307 - Broadcast program recommendation method and apparatus using said method: A broadcast program recommendation method includes: selecting as many broadcast program channels as a number of initial broadcast program recommendations; displaying each broadcast program frame, corresponding to the selected broadcast program channel, as a recommendation screen; and receiving a selection of any one channel from a plurality of the selected... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP

20080022317 - Dedicated tuner for network administration functions: A system for receiving satellite signals for display on a monitor. A system in accordance with the present invention comprises an antenna, a server receiver, coupled to the antenna, at least one client receiver, coupled to the server receiver, wherein the server receiver further comprises a network tuner.... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration

20080022319 - Presentation modes for various format bit streams: A system for receiving satellite signals for display on a monitor. in accordance with the present invention comprises an antenna, a server receiver, coupled to the antenna, and at least one client receiver, coupled to the server receiver, wherein the client receiver sends commands to the antenna and receives signals... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration

20080022329 - System and method for video on request: A video on request (“VOR”) system is disclosed. The VOR system includes a producer having a location device for providing location data and a video recording device. The VOR system also includes an information exchange having a producer database configured to store a producer profile having current location and status... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

20080022333 - Audio/video synchronization with no cleanpoints: A computing system that has access to a streamed multimedia sample that is stored on a storage medium applies a zero-based presentation timestamp numbering scheme to the data packets of the multimedia sample, on-the-fly, and after each seek operation. After seeking to a desired starting point, the computing system reads... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20080022335 - A receiver with a visual program guide for mobile television applications and method for creation: A method of creating a visual program guide for use on a TDM mobile TV receiver comprises receiving a RF signal associated with a TV channel; demodulating all of the received RF signals associated with the TV channels; decoding all of the demodulated received RF signals corresponding to all the... Agent: Gibb & Rahman, LLC

20080022336 - Set-top box network diagnostics: A set-top box (STB) is disclosed. The STB includes a network interface to send signals to and receive signals from a network. The STB also includes a tuner to send a display signal to a display device based on a signal received by the STB. The STB also includes a... Agent: Toler Schaffer, LLP

20080022337 - Web camera integral with a clasp: A web camera has a bracket, a camera module, and two connecting assemblies. The bracket has a front bracket and a rear bracket mounted pivotally to each other. The camera module is mounted pivotally in the bracket. The connecting assemblies are mounted respectively in two sides of the bracket to... Agent: Cooper & Dunham, LLP

20080022338 - Set top calibration patterns in manufacturing: Included are systems and methods for testing functionality of a set top terminal (STT). At least one embodiment of a method includes retrieving a test pattern from a storage device, the test pattern being configured to facilitate testing of at least one component of the STT, decoding the retrieved test... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley

20080022339 - Generated set top calibration patterns in manufacturing: Included are systems and methods for performing an internal operations test to a set top terminal (STT). At least one embodiment of a method includes creating a test pattern for testing video functionality of the STT, sending the created test pattern to a digital encoder, and converting the test pattern... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley

20080022340 - Redundant stream alignment in ip datacasting over dvb-h: A real-time program transmission system and method may receive a signal from a content source, and generate two different data streams. One stream may be of a higher quality than the other. The two streams may then be inserted into time slice frames, such that a single frame carries two... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20080022341 - Video integration: Techniques for Internet Protocol (IP) video integration within a home viewing network are provided. Locally acquired IP video content is assigned a channel on a television (TV). The assigned channel is associated with a same source input of the TV that includes other channels that present externally acquired TV programming... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20080022342 - Program creation support system: A program planning supporting system of the present invention corresponds to a program planning supporting system equipped with a structure work terminal 100 and a response work terminal 200, in which the structure work terminal 100 comprises an instruction data inputting unit 11 for inputting instruction data required for an... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP

20080022343 - Multiple audio streams: A system and method for providing multiple audio streams for a video over a network such as the Internet. The system comprises a server that includes an encryption unit and a slicing unit, a plurality of boxes, and an ordering box. The server encodes multiple audio streams and a single... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (sv)IPDocketing

20080022344 - Format converter with smart multitap with digital forward and reverse: Systems and methods for signal conversion with smart multitap are disclosed. Embodiments of the systems can be scalable to model different signal topologies, transmission frequencies, bandwidths, and distances. An exemplary embodiment of the systems and methods includes a fiber optic to RF converter and a smart multitap. Although a fiber... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley

20080022345 - Demodulator and demodulation method: A demodulator, for example, a digital video broadcasting-handheld (DVB-H) demodulator may include an erasure table for storing erasure information, a multi-protocol encapsulation forward error correction (MPE-FEC) decoder configured to decode MPE-FEC data within an MPE-FEC frame based on the erasure information, and an erasure table controller configured to generate the... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C

20080022346 - Channel entry system and method: An exemplary channel entry device comprises a SUBCHANNEL button. The exemplary channel entry device further comprises an OK button, and wherein the channel entry device is adapted to receive a subchannel selection after the SUBCHANNEL button is pressed and to thereafter transmit the subchannel selection to an associated electronic device... Agent: Fletcher Yoder

20080022347 - Tv-on-demand: A TV-on-demand method comprising recording the broadcasted data stream in consecutive segments of information and using the recorded segments in TV-on-demand applications.... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20080022348 - Interactive video display system and a method thereof: The present invention provides an interactive video display system and a method thereof for displaying video clips with a plurality of marks thereon. The present invention utilizes the sound, movements of a moving object, various movement directions or acting signals generated from a computer to produce a plurality of acting... Agent: Sinorica, LLC

20080022349 - Method for updating system bios after service event in order to support re-enablement of an o.c.u.r. device: A method for reprovisioning a tuner device in an information handling system. The method includes storing a unique identifier in a hidden location within the information handling system, accessing the unique identifier when the tuner device requires reprovisioning, and reassociating the unique identifier with the tuner device to reprovision the... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP

20080022350 - System and method of audio/video streaming: A system and method of audio/video streaming in which a server transmits over a network an audio/video stream to a client device. The client device is able to send command data to the server causing the server to provide a change in content of the audio/video stream from a first... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080022352 - Multi-screen display apparatus and method for digital broadcast receiver: A multiplexed display apparatus and method for a digital broadcast receiver are provided. A multi-screen display apparatus for a digital broadcast receiver of the present invention includes a broadcast reception unit for receiving broadcast data of a primary service channel and at least one secondary service channel; a decoding unit... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC

20080022351 - Streaming method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for streaming of data from a remote computer to a recordable media production system is described that utilizes a client computer based application that reduces or eliminates the need for caching of data at the production system, as well as increases security and reliability. This is... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A.

  
01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing

20080016525 - Cable tv a la carte: A method and apparatus for providing cable TV a la carte service, wherein customers only pay for programs actually presented to their TV monitors. Customers are provided with keys for unscrambling TV signals from any channel provided by a service provider. The customers signal to the service provider the identification... Agent: Docket Administrator Lucent Technologies Inc.

20080016528 - Information-processing device, information-processing method, and computer program: An information-processing device transferring data via at least one cable is provided. The information-processing device includes a display unit configured to perform information-display processing, and a control unit configured to display guide information used for performing cable-connection processing on the display unit. When the guide information is displayed, the control... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20080016530 - Digital television system and related electronic program guide browsing method: Disclosed is a digital television system, which comprises: a receiving module, for receiving a television signal; a parser, coupled to the receiving module, for extracting EPG (ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE) data of the television signal; a storing device, coupled to the parser, for storing the EPG data; a control signal receiving... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation

20080016532 - Method and system for adjusting audio/video effects: Disclosed is a method and system for adjusting audio/video effect. The system comprises a tuner with demodulator, a DTV decoder, an audio/video mapping unit, and an audio/video processing unit. The method comprises the steps of receiving a digital TV signal; transmitting the service information signal in the digital TV signal... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20080016535 - Frequency shift key control in video delivery systems: Broadcast systems for selectively delivering satellite video signals. A system 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 of... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration

20080016537 - Management of multiple connections to a security token access device: A security token access device, a user device such as a computing device or communications device, and a method for managing multiple connections between multiple user devices and the access device. The access device maintains connection information, including security information, for each user device securely paired with the access device.... Agent: Dimock Stratton LLP

20080016536 - Method and system for broadcasting/multicasting in a communication network: A method for providing a Broadcast/Multicast Service (BCMCS) content in a communication network (102) for managing the BCMCS content in the communication network is disclosed. The method includes receiving (404) a request for the BCMCS content from an AT (106). The method also includes directing (406) a content server (202)... Agent: Motorola, Inc.

20080016526 - Advanced set top terminal having a program pause feature with voice-to-text conversion: A system for automatically pausing a video program in response to detection of the occurrence of a audio communications event or triggering event. In response to an incoming phone call, message, web page, or other communications information, the system pauses the video program and displays an indication of the occurrence... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP/ Sedna Patent Services, LLC

20080016527 - Method and system for object retransmission without a continuous network connection in a digital media distributor system: The present invention provides a method and system for object retransmission in an asynchronous environment without a continuous network connection in a digital media distributor (DMD) system. The method and system include receiving objects in a receiver from a central site, generating a response document in the receiver, and sending... Agent: Sawyer Law Group LLP

20080016529 - Information processing system, information providing apparatus, information providing method, reproducing apparatus, information processing method, and program: Disclosed herein is an information processing system which may include an information providing apparatus, and a reproducing apparatus. The information providing apparatus may be connected via a network to the reproducing apparatus configured to reproduce contents and to a creating apparatus configured to create related information about the contents, including... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20080016531 - Distributed architecture for media playback system: A method and system to provide media to a terminal coupled to a network, the terminal comprising a media playback component. The method and system provides for programmatically directing the terminal to access a first network site in the plurality of network sites, and causing the media playback component on... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20080016533 - Device, system and method for delivering digital media content to a user: A device, system and method for delivering media content to a user are provided. The present disclosure utilizes push technology to send media content, e.g., audio, video, photos, etc., to a user without the user requesting the media content. The method includes the steps receiving a first request for at... Agent: Casella & Hespos

20080016534 - Processing of entertainment venue-based data utilizing wireless hand held devices: A hand held device and system for receiving venue-based data at the hand held device. A server is provided in association with one or more hand held devices that communicate with the server. The hand held device(s) receives the data at the hand held device through a wireless network. The... Agent: Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC

20080016538 - Distributed architecture for media playback system: A method and system to provide media to a terminal coupled to a network, the terminal comprising a media playback component. The method and system provides for programmatically directing the terminal to access a first network site in the plurality of network sites, and causing the media playback component on... Agent: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

20080016539 - Display service method, network device capable of performing the method, and storage medium storing the method: Provided are a display service method for automatically displaying the same screen image on a plurality of network devices at the same time based on pre-set schedule information in a network based on a plurality of network devices, a network device capable of performing the method, and a storage medium... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080016540 - System and method for a video content service monitoring & provisioning architecture: According to one example embodiment there is provided a computer program executable on a computing platform to at least in part analyze data at least in part obtained from one or more data sources of an Internet-protocol television (IPTV) network, wherein the data provided by the data sources includes set-top-box... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20080016541 - Image processing system, server for the same, and image processing method: Disclosed herein is an image processing system including, an image pickup device, a server and a terminal apparatus, wherein said image pickup device including, a video data generating section and a metadata generating section wherein said server including, a video data storing section and a metadata storing section.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20080016543 - Method of controlling data broadcast application and broadcast receiver receiving the same: A method of controlling a data broadcast application and broadcast receiver processing the same are disclosed. According to one general implementation, a method of processing a data broadcast signal, which is supported by a data broadcasting platform, includes receiving an application information table supported by a data broadcasting platform, extracting... Agent: Song K. Jung Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20080016542 - Digital broadcast receiving terminal: When a station whose information has been kept stored in memory is again receivable a digital broadcasting receiver terminal can select the station immediately based on station selection information, without making a channel scanning in search for the station again. Further, it can be made available for immediate use without... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20080016544 - Display system and control method thereof: A display system for automatically pausing/resuming a function and a control method thereof are provided, wherein the display system includes a photography module, a display module and a control module. The photography module is used to retrieve at least one characteristic of the user. The display module is used to... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office

20080016545 - Method and system for creating a virtual television network: A method for creating content and accessing content for publication of the content over a communication media selected from the group consisting of text and/or graphics media, audio media, video media and audio-video media. A graphical user interface is provided allowing a plurality of users to create content or access... Agent: Daniel H. Golub

  
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20080010652 - Association of network terminals to a common account: An arrangement is disclosed for providing an account identifier from a billing system to a controller that is disposed at the headend of a wide area network (“WAN”) that supports a media content distribution service. In illustrative examples, the WAN is a broadband network to which one or more terminal... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department

20080010656 - Method of controlling epg receiver and epg receiver using the same: A method of controlling an apparatus for receiving an electronic program guide (EPG), and an EPG receiver using the same, enable preferred broadcast programs to be displayed and viewed using a reserved recording function, without performing specific searching or playback operations, by employing a user channel to simulate reception of... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP

20080010653 - Method and apparatus for controlling access to and usage of a digital media object: A drawback of applying DRM to a mass-distributed digital media object resides in that it is difficult to find out a user who has stored the media object and then distributed illegal copies thereof. This can be prevented by extracting selected portions of data from a stream of an original... Agent: Saltamar Innovations

20080010654 - Advertising using a combination of video and banner advertisements: In a system that includes a processor and a display device on which video programming can be displayed, a method for transitioning to a video advertisement by displaying a related banner advertisement. The method includes generating, on the display device, a display screen on which a video advertisement is to... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20080010655 - Interactive television program guide with remote access: An interactive television program guide with remote access is provided. The interactive television program guide is implemented on interactive television program guide equipment. A remote program guide access device is connected to the interactive television program guide equipment by a remote access link to provide a user with remote access... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP Patent Docketing 39/361

20080010657 - Method and system to maintain relative statistics for creating automatically a list of favorites: An apparatus may include a front-end with a tuner to receive television broadcasts, a memory to store statistics, and a processor in communication with the front-end and the memory. The processor detects tuning events and maintains relative statistics on items related to tuning events. The processor eliminates any occurrence of... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman

20080010659 - Interactive multi media user interface using affinity based categorization: An affinity-based interface provides fictional and non-fictional characters that are enabled to interact with viewers. The fictional and non-fictional characters are each emblematic of a specific affinity group categorization, which a user personally identifies with and is drawn to. Selection of an affinity character also provides a filter for selecting... Agent: Workman Nydegger/microsoft

20080010658 - System and method for media stream indexing and synchronization: An indexing system and method for allowing a viewer to control the mode of delivery of program material. By mapping from time to data position, data delivery can begin at any selected time in the program material. The indexing method also provides for controlling data delivery to begin at the... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP

20080010660 - Contents distribution system, contents distribution server, contents reproduction terminal, and contents distribution method: Provided is a contents distribution system including: a unit for dividing contents data stored in a contents distribution server into segments and distributing the contents data segments, the contents data being reproducible for a predetermined period of time; a unit for distributing the contents data segments by varying sizes of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20080010661 - Techniques to determine transmission quality of a signal propogation medium: Techniques are described that can be used to identify a defective communication channel in a communications network. A decoder in a receiver may decode a signal received from a network. The decoded signal may be re-encoded and compared with the signal received from the network. A count of differences between... Agent: Glen B. Choi Intel Corporation

20080010662 - Broadcast receiving apparatus and control method thereof: A broadcast receiving apparatus and method of use are provided to receive a broadcast signal including content information and includes a content audio processing part to process and output a data audio signal based on the content information, and a controller to control the content audio processing part to output... Agent: Roylance, Abrams, Berdo & Goodman, L.L.P.

20080010663 - Universal bidirectional serial data transport interface and its data transport method: A UTI (Universal Transport Interface) is provided in the invention, the UTI comprising a transceiving unit, configured to receive and transmit data which accords with USB (Universal Serial Bus) specification; a detecting unit, configured to detect the data received by the transceiving unit to determine whether to convert the received... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

20080010664 - Method and system for providing interactive services in digital television: A method and system for providing interactive services on a digital receiving device (e.g., a set-top box) linked to a screen. The interactive services include media content that can be displayed on the screen. Interactive services are provided by a service application running in the digital receiving device that includes... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

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