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Interactive video distribution systems April category listing, related patent applications 04/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090113467 - Apparatus and method for managing media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media server and parsing engine, 3rd party mobile aggregator, client servers, and a plurality of communication devices that are each associated with a user and a user profile. The media server can provide one or more... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090113466 - System, method and computer program product for evaluating media streams: A method for evaluating a media stream, the method includes: calculating, for each user out of multiple users and in response to media stream commands generated by the user, a user viewing value; wherein the user viewing value represents a relative part of the media stream viewed by the user;... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20090113470 - Content management method, and broadcast receiving apparatus and video apparatus using the same: A content management method and a broadcast receiving apparatus and a video apparatus using the method are provided. The content management method of the broadcast receiving apparatus includes receiving content satisfying content receiving conditions input by a user among content stored in an external apparatus wirelessly connected to the broadcast... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090113471 - Method and apparatus for signaling updates to notification session in ip datacast: Systems and methods of signaling changes and updates associated with the default notification channels in a non-time sliced way are provided. A default notification channel event is signaled to a terminal. The signaling includes a reference to the relevant default notification channel, a timestamp, and/or a version number/counter. A comparison... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20090113469 - Method for providing broadcast-related information and display apparatus using the same: A method for providing broadcast-related information and a display apparatus using the method are provided. The method for providing broadcast-related information receiving additional information regarding a broadcast contained in a broadcast signal from a broadcast receiving apparatus, acquiring broadcast-related information from a connected network using the additional information, and displaying... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090113468 - System and method for creation and management of advertising inventory using metadata: The invention is directed to a system and method for the creation and management of advertising inventory utilizing associated metadata. The system generally includes a media streaming system that is used with a video player in connection with the playback of at least one audio/video work. The media streaming system... Agent: Gibbons P.C.
20090113472 - System and method of delivering personal video content: A method of delivering personal video content via a video head-end office is provided that includes receiving a personal video content upload request at a notification server from a first set-top box device. The personal video content upload request relates to personal video content to be uploaded from the first... Agent: Toler Law Group
20090113476 - Electronic catalog system: A set-top-box receives catalogs through digital TV data broadcast or through the Internet. The catalogs are stored as files on the STB e.g. on hard drive or solid state memory. Usually, a particular user will receive only a subset of transmitted catalogs according to preferences set or deduced from user-specific... Agent: Peter Samuel Vogel
20090113474 - Methods and apparatus to distinguish elements of a user interface: Methods and apparatus to distinguish elements of a user interface are described. An example user interface includes a plurality of channel cells including a first channel cell having a first attribute and a second channel cell having a second attribute; and a plurality of program cells associated with the plurality... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20090113473 - Navigation in data sets with non-uniform fields: The present invention provides methods for navigation in data sets that can contain non-uniform fields. In one embodiment, data sets are defined by horizontal and vertical axes, and horizontal and vertical bias lines are calculated to determine which field is highlighted in response to vertical or horizontal navigation of the... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090113475 - Systems and methods for integrating search capability in interactive video: This invention is a system and method that enables video viewers to search for information about objects or events shown or mentioned in a video through a search engine. The system integrates search capability into interactive videos seamlessly. When viewers of such a video want to search for information about... Agent: Yi Li
20090113477 - Digital television setting information storage apparatus and method for accessing digital television information: A digital television setting information storage apparatus and a method for accessing digital television information are provided. The apparatus includes a random access memory and a non-volatile memory. The method includes steps of: receiving a setting information change signal, storing setting information into the random access memory, clearing the non-volatile... Agent: Wpat, PC
20090113478 - System and method for interacting with a program guide displayed on a portable electronic device: A method for controlling the operation of a plurality of consumer electronic devices by displaying a plurality of broadcast channel identifiers each corresponding to a broadcast channel in a display of a controlling device adapted to command at least channel tuning operations of the plurality of consumer electronic devices. Input... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090113479 - Program table display device, program table display method, and broadcast receiving apparatus: According to one embodiment, in creating an electronic program table having a channel axis along which a plurality of broadcasting stations are arranged in one direction and a time axis arranged in a direction orthogonal to the channel axis, an area shown by the channel axis and the time axis... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090113480 - Non-media-centric packaging of content: The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can establish a tailored and/or personalized content channel based various aspects of a social network. The content channel can be interfaced with one or more devices, and can be configured to serve content based upon a content schedule. The content schedule... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090113482 - Program guide providing system, program guide providing apparatus, program guide providing method, and program guide providing program: Disclosed herein is a program guide providing system including: a terminal; a content providing server including a service providing section for providing programs and a related service to the terminal in response to a request from the terminal; a SIP proxy server; a program guide providing server including a communication... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
20090113481 - Systems, methods and computer program products for providing presence based services: Systems, methods, and computer program products for providing presence-based services are disclosed. A method includes collecting information relating to devices at a subscriber entity. The information includes one or more of: device characteristics, an identity of a user of a first device, and type of content or services currently active... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090113483 - Differentiated psip table update interval technology: An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090113484 - Image output device, display and image processing method: An image output device and image processing method are provided. The device includes a front end control unit and a color blending processing unit. The front end control unit switches a first program channel to a second program channel according to a channel switching signal and stores a final frame... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090113485 - Information storage apparatus, its control method, and storage medium: An information storage apparatus for processing a plurality of broadcast contents, where each content is subject to a respective use condition, includes a storage unit for storing such contents, a control unit configured to manage a respective recording reservation of each content and to control the storage unit so as... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20090113486 - Method and system of enabling complete viewing content for selected programming: A system for enabling complete viewing of selected programming content. In response to receiving an input data stream from a programming service provider, the input data stream is stored in a supplemental storage. In response to a user selecting a programming channel after a program starts to air, the input... Agent: Ibm Corp (ya) C/o Yee & Associates PC
20090113488 - Dynamic tuning between different receivers background: Methods of operating a mobile television receiver. The methods comprise the steps of gathering data concerning parameters of an input signal, determining whether the signal is at a level, and performing additional functions if it is determined that the signal is at the level. Determining the signal level includes determining... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090113487 - Method and apparatus for broadcasting/multicasting content from mobile user equipment over an mbms network: A communication system is provided for implementing a wireless packet broadcast or multicast service. The system includes at least one Radio Access Network (RAN) for communicating with a first UE over a first wireless interface and a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Support Node (SGSN) for communicating with the RAN... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20090113489 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing multimedia information services over a communication network: In a communications network, a network access point address is determined that is currently associated with at least one of a plurality of subscriber mobile devices associated with a subscription to an information service. Content associated with the information service is formatted to provide subscriber content that is configured to... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Mb Attn: Patent Docketing
20090113490 - Method and system for monitoring and controlling a local collection facility from a remote facility through an ip network: A method and system of collecting local television signals includes a local collection facility a plurality of primary receiver circuit modules comprising a first receiver circuit module. The first receiver circuit module receives and demodulates the first channel signal and forms an IP signal. A remote facility is spaced apart... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20090113491 - Method and system of retrieving lost content segments of prior broadcasted programming at a user device from a service provider: A method and system includes a user device storing content in a memory, determining a lost content segment exists, generating a request for the lost content segment; communicating the request for the lost content to a service provider, receiving the lost segment and storing the lost content segment in the... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20090113493 - Handling of information generated within a receiver of a broadcast communication system: A broadcast communication system is presented which includes a broadcast communication transmitter, a broadcast communication receiver, and an information processor. The broadcast communication receiver is configured to receive programming from the broadcast communication transmitter. The receiver is also configured to generate information relating to the operation of the broadcast communicate... Agent: Setter Roche LLP
20090113492 - Smatv headend using ip transport stream input and method for operating the same: A receiving unit 28 includes a tuner that receives a first signal that may include a satellite signal. A demodulator demodulates the satellite signal to form a second signal. The second signal may be internet protocol (IP) encapsulated to form an IP encapsulated signal. The IP encapsulated signal may be... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20090113494 - Device for imaging an aircraft cabin: A service network in which a monitoring system is implemented under the aspect of weight and space optimization. The service network for an aircraft includes a multi-purpose flight attendant panel, a bus system and a switch, wherein the multi-purpose flight attendant panel and the switch are connected via the bus... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20090113495 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus and a control method of the display apparatus are provided. The display apparatus displays information regarding peripheral apparatuses communicably connected to a broadcast receiving apparatus, reduces a size of one or more content items selected from displayed content items, displays the content items the size of which... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090113496 - Processes and systems for pre-downloading of video event data: A process of pre-downloading video event data to a client may include: selecting such data prior to its availability for viewing or receiving a selection from a client device to select such data prior to its availability; downloading the pre-selected data to the client device at least by a specified... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C.
20090113497 - Wireless control channel and back-channel for receiver: 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... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20090113498 - Recorder and content management method: A user can view a necessary content while a memory owned by the user does not need to have a large capacity. A problem with a copyright related to content is prevented. A recorder has a recording section and a VoD section. The recording section records content. The VoD section... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090113499 - Method and apparatus for controlling an on-premises digital media distribution system: A method and apparatus for controlling an on-premises digital media distribution system is described. One embodiment places a device in a registration mode responsive to user input, the device being configured to decode and modulate received digital media content for distribution in analog format within a premises; receives in a... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group
20090113500 - Secure implementation of network-based sensors: Sensing apparatus includes a network camera, which is configured to capture images of a scene and to output a sequence of data packets containing digitized video data responsively to the images. A one-way link is coupled to the network camera so as to transmit the data packets from the network... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090113501 - Distribution apparatus and playback apparatus: A distribution apparatus has an input section 200 for receiving video or audio transmission data; a storage section 201 for storing the transmission data received by the input section 200 as playback data; a distribution request reception section 203 for accepting a distribution request message including information for designating a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090113502 - Method, system and apparatus for providing value-added service in internet protocol tv system: The invention discloses a method for providing value-added services in an IPTV system, wherein a value added service or a value added service directory is associated with the content provided by IPTV, and a user terminal initiates a request for the value-added service according to the association information. Based on... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090113503 - Method and system for allocating bandwidth based on transmission power of devices transmitting over communication channels in a network: A method performed by a central network device, such as a network edge device, or a CMTS, determines whether some of a plurality of user devices coupled to a communication device are transmitting at substantially their respective maximum power output level over a given channel. If the central device determines... Agent: Arris International, Inc
20090113504 - Digital signal converter device: A device converts a core group of digitally encoded broadcast television channels to analog NTSC signals. The analog NTSC signals are output simultaneously into frequency bands corresponding to conventional CATV broadcast bands. The device allows a conventional analog television receiver to function in a fully digital CATV system as if... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090113505 - Systems, methods and computer products for multi-user access for integrated video: A method, system and computer program product for delivering continuous integrated video via an IPTV network are provided. Input is received from multiple cameras, where each camera is focused on a portion of a larger scene and captures its portion of the larger scene. Memory of a video processor stores... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090113506 - Television receiver, server, operational system of the television receiver and operational program of the television receiver: Provided are a television receiver, server, operational system of the television receiver and operational program of the television receiver capable of detecting and correcting unintended connection in case that the connection is established, and facilitating the operation of the television receiver from the outside. A television receiver 110 is operable... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090113507 - Media system for facilitating interaction with media data across a plurality of media devices: A system and method are set forth which combine an ability to view video with an ability to access computer programs. In certain embodiments, the media system provides access to movies, music and photos in a visually appealing three dimensional environment. Also, in certain environment, the media system presents a... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP
20090113508 - Multicast admission control: A resource admission control entity and method in an administrative domain (AD). The AD has a topology view that comprises link capacity and link usage information. The resource admission control entity receives a request intended for a user to obtain a multicast content, derives a list of links to be... Agent: Ericsson Canada Inc. Patent Department
20090113509 - Video system, video transmitter, video receiver and control method for the same: A video system with a bi-directional transmission function is provided. The video system includes an video transmitter, a transmission interface and a video receiver. The video transmitter is coupled to the video receiver via the transmission interface (coaxial cable). The video transmitter is used for inserting a first control signal... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20090113510 - Band switchable taps and amplifier for use in a cable system: A cable network tap comprises a first port for coupling to an upstream portion of a cable network and for receiving a downstream signal; a second port for coupling to a downstream portion of the cable network and receiving an upstream signal; and a filter for filtering at least one... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090113511 - Distortion and noise canceling system for hfc networks: Canceling and removing distortion and noise components of a signal generated in a hybrid fiber-coax (HFC) network. The system transmits an optical signal from an input side of an optical network unit of an existing HFC network to a coaxial distribution hub through a separate optical fiber jumper; converts the... Agent: Larson And Larson
20090113512 - Method and system for presenting a continuous programming sequence at a client terminal: A method and system of presenting a continuous programming sequence at a client terminal, e.g., a set top box. A method in accordance with an embodiment includes: defining a programming sequence at a server; and the server instructing the client terminal associated with the programming sequence to retrieve a first... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090113513 - System and method for displaying customer-specific audio visual diplays: A system for displaying audio visual presentations based on customer preferences includes an RFID writer, a reader, a display screen and a control system. The RFID writer writes a descriptive code onto an RFID tag, wherein the descriptive code containing customer specific information based on a consumer's purchase. The reader... Agent: The Bilicki Law Firm, PC04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090106787 - Intelligent electronic program guide: A subscriber unit for use in a television system including a television network and transmitting apparatus for transmitting program schedule information, the subscriber unit including a receiving unit for receiving the program schedule information from said television network, an icon-based guide generator for producing a program guide including an icon-based... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz
20090106785 - System and method for approximating characteristics of households for targeted advertisement: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method of operation involves two operations. The first operation involves receiving feedback information from a viewing audience concerning a displayed video content. After receipt of the feedback, substituting portions of a downloaded data stream with video content selected based on the feedback... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090106786 - Viewing behavior learning apparatus: A viewing behavior learning apparatus includes: a viewing history acquiring unit that acquires a viewing record that indicates an attribute of a program and start and end times during which a viewer viewed the program; a viewing history dividing unit that divides the viewing record every discretized time points that... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090106788 - Procedure for authenticating a digital-content user: v
20090106789 - Method and apparatus for reproducing moving image according to parental level in user apparatus: A method and an apparatus for reproducing a moving image according to a parental level are provided. In the method, a video frame stream is digital-processed, so that frames are detected. Whether a parental level is set in each detected frame is determined. When the parental level is set, a... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20090106791 - Method and apparatus for transmitting additional data related to broadcasting service, and method and apparatus for receiving additional data related to broadcasting service: Provided are a method and apparatus for transmitting section data and a method and apparatus for receiving section data. The method of receiving updated additional data from among additional data related to a broadcasting service includes: receiving an update information list including information regarding updates of the additional data; and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090106790 - Method of recovering missed parts of mobile tv broadcasts: To recover part of a program that was missed in Mobile TV, a mobile device receives a program during a first broadcast, and detects a corrupted segment of the program, then stores a first time and a second time of the corrupted segment detected during the first broadcast. The first... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20090106792 - Method and apparatus for advertisement and content distribution with customized commercial insertion during channel change: A method, system, and computer readable medium of inserting advertisement media content into an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) system comprises providing media content to a user comprises receiving a first multicast stream containing a first media content at a set top box, displaying the first media content on a display,... Agent: Alcatel Lucent Intellectual Property & Standards
20090106794 - Multidimensional navigation on television monitors: A method of navigating between TV channels and the like and a number of stored events on a TV or monitor, where the TV channels are provided in a sequence of positions between which navigation takes place normally using a P+ and P− button on a remote control, and where... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090106793 - Multimedia presentation resumption within an environment of multiple presentation systems: With at least one implementation described herein, one or more viewers are able to watch the same source multimedia content at multiple locations within an environment (e.g., a household). With at least one implementation described herein, a viewer is able to resume watching such content at a new location (or... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20090106795 - Receiving device, rebroadcast content scheduling device, reception state notifying method, rebroadcast content scheduling method, rebroadcast content scheduling system, rebroadcast content scheduling program, and recording medium: A rebroadcast content scheduling device receives reception state information and schedules rebroadcast content, where the reception state information includes content identification information for identifying content represented by the broadcast wave received by the receiving section and indicates that the reception defection occurred in the reception of the content. Thus, the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090106797 - Apparatus, and associated method, for providing personalized channel content: A device for identifying preferred television programming, or other multi-media, content and providing the identified content on a personalized channel. An identifier identifies the preferred content through monitoring of the viewing habits of a viewer. Manual input of information is also permitted to identify, or edit, the preferred content and... Agent: Docket Clerk
20090106798 - Character string receiving device, character string transferring device, character string transmitting/receiving system, content receiving terminal-specific system lsi, name list sharing system, name list sharing method, and content recommending method: A character string receiving device includes a reception unit for receiving character string data indicating a character string via unidirectional communication, and a character string processing unit for processing the character string data received by the reception unit.... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20090106796 - Method and system for providng subscription data: Methods and systems for providing subscription data are described. Subscription data may be received from a subscription data source. The video content may be provided for presentation. A determination may be made of whether the subscription data is contextually relevant to the video content. The subscription data may be provided... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090106800 - Controlling supplementary data channels using display state information: Controlling supplementary data channels using display state information involves processing, at a user device, a first broadcast signal having a content channel and a second signal having a supplementary data channel. The supplementary data channel is related to the content channel. The broadcast channel and supplementary channel are rendered to... Agent: Hollingsworth & Funk, LLC
20090106799 - Method of sorting broadcast channels and display device using the same: A method of sorting broadcast channels and a display device using the same enables a sorted broadcast channel search list to be edited for use in channel searching. The method includes steps of receiving a broadcast signal including broadcast station information corresponding to a plurality of broadcast channels; detecting broadcast... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090106801 - Content processing device and content processing method: Even when the content recording and transmitting device receives requests from content receiving and reproducing devices, the content processing device including a device contention resolving manager for resolving a device contention can resolve a contention between the content receiving and reproducing devices for the devices required for the processing to... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090106802 - Methods and systems for streaming from a distributed storage system: Methods and systems for streaming from a distributed storage system. One method comprising the steps of receiving a content to be streamed or progressively downloaded; striping the content into small content fragments; distributing the content fragments to storage-and-computing elements according to a fragment distribution information prior to retrieving the content... Agent: Active Knowledge Ltd.
20090106803 - Iptv application system and method and system for playing near vod programs: An IPTV application system and a method and system for playing near video on demand (NVoD) programs. The system for playing NVoD programs includes: an IPTV application system, adapted to create NVoD channels and generate an NVoD channel table that contains attribute information indicating whether NVoD channels support time-shifting operations;... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090106806 - Broadcast receiver and system information processing method: A broadcast receiver and a system information processing method are disclosed. The broadcast receiver includes a receiver for receiving entitlement management message (EMM) transfer information including information for reception of an EMM over a cable, a network interface for transmitting and receiving data over Internet, and a controller for parsing... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090106804 - Detecting and processing corrupted video recordings: Embodiments of the invention include a method that comprises recording broadcasted television content and determining if one or more segments of the content is corrupted. The method can also present a notification if the content is corrupted, where the notification can include indicia such as a pop-up window, an icon... Agent: Ibm Austin Iplaw (dg)
20090106805 - Providing a blade center with additional video output capability via a backup blade center management module: A blade center is provided with an additional video output system which includes additional video output capabilities to allow a user to point to another blade within the blade center to work locally on a blade that does not include media tray access. The local access is granted via a... Agent: Hamilton & Terrile, LLP IBM Tucson
20090106807 - Video distribution system for switching video streams: Provided is a video distribution system including: a video server for transmitting a plurality of video streams; and a video gateway for transferring at least one of the plurality of the transmitted video streams to a video client. The video server adds a first identifier for identifying whether data of... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20090106808 - Interactive media presentation system for presenting business data over a digital television network: The method includes steps for creating and updating an interactive television application, which includes business data and other interactive and dynamic data which changes frequently over time. The interactive television application and data is transmitted over a television broadcast network, and the method includes steps for presenting the data to... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090106809 - System for fault detection in an internet protocol television communication system: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) network element can have a wireless transceiver, a wireline transceiver, and a controller. The controller can be adapted to process multimedia signals received from an upstream IPTV network element, transmit the processed... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090106811 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and recording medium on which such program is recorded: Disclosed is an information processing apparatus that includes an obtaining unit obtaining first contents and second contents, a storage storing the first contents and second contents obtained by the obtaining unit, and an information processor reading the first contents and second contents from the storage and outputting the second contents,... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20090106812 - Processing different complementary streams of a program: Methods and systems for the efficient and non-redundant transmission of a single video program in multiple frame rates, optionally employing a combination of video coding standards, in a way that is backwards-compatible with legacy receivers only supportive of some subsection of frame rates or of some subsection of video coding... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company
20090106810 - Ultra wideband communications protocols: A distributed reservation protocol for medium access control in a multiband OFDM ultrawideband communications network having a band group comprising a plurality of transmission bands, a device in said network having a mode in which it uses a selected one of said bands to communicate, and a band hopping mode,... Agent: Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP
20090106813 - Digital broadcast transmitter/receiver having an improved receiving performance and signal processing method thereof: A digital broadcast transmitting/receiving system, and a signal processing method thereof, includes a randomizer for randomizing a transport stream into a specified position of which stuff bytes are inserted, a stuff-byte exchanger for replacing the stuff bytes included in data output from the randomizer with specified known data, an RS... Agent: Stein, Mcewen & Bui, LLP
20090106814 - Era-dependent receiving and processing of programs with one or more video streams: Methods and systems for the efficient and non-redundant transmission of a single video program in multiple frame rates, optionally employing a combination of video coding standards, in a way that is backwards-compatible with legacy receivers only supportive of some subsection of frame rates or of some subsection of video coding... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090100453 - Broadcast viewing control method for a mobile terminal: A method for controlling viewing a broadcast in a terminal. A terminal having a broadcast control function includes a first replaceable identity device attached to a portion of the terminal and a controller for setting a broadcast viewing level when a second identity device replaces the first identity device, wherein... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090100454 - Character-based automated media summarization: Methods, devices, systems and tools are presented that allow the summarization of text, audio, and audiovisual presentations, such as movies, into less lengthy forms. High-content media files are shortened in a manner that preserves important details, by splitting the files into segments, rating the segments, and reassembling preferred segments into... Agent: Cislo & Thomas LLP
20090100452 - Interactive multi-media system: An interactive multi media system comprising a display capable of displaying multi media information, one or more input central devices capable of enabling one or more users to interact with the multi media information and characterized by an interactive engine including an application programmer's interface having a format interpreter capable... Agent: Raymond M Galasso Simon Galasso & Frantz
20090100455 - Multi-criteria rating and searching system: A method and apparatus to provide a multi-criteria rating and search system is described. Users can provide ratings along multiple axes, which can then be used for searching.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090100456 - Method and apparatus for monitoring online video: A method and apparatus for online video analytics provides a cross-platform, online video analytics solution that enables advertisers and content publishers to assess the effectiveness of their video clips better, gain more insights into viewership demographics and behavior, and track and compare online video viewership across multiple video sharing websites.... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20090100457 - Apparatus and method for managing customized channel in ip-based broadcasting services: Provided are an apparatus and method for managing customized channels in Internet Protocol (IP)-based broadcasting services. The apparatus includes: a monitored channel selection message receiver receiving a monitored channel selection message from a group manager of a viewing group consisting of customized channels that provide broadcast programs in real time... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090100458 - System and method for instantaneous information reporting on portable devices: An system and method for instantaneous information reporting on portable devices including a computer server, a wireless device attached to a personal computer, a communication network and one or more display monitors. The wireless device forwards the information retrieved from the computer server via the communication network and send such... Agent: EagleIPLimited
20090100459 - Methods and apparatus for revenue-optimized delivery of content in a network: Methods and apparatus for optimizing the distribution and delivery of multimedia or other content within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a broadcast switched cable television network, which utilizes a Network optimization controller (NOC) that processes subscriber program viewing requests to identify options available to fulfill the... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates
20090100460 - Methods, systems and computer program products for providing ad insertion via a multimedia applications gateway: Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing advertisement insertion to a user device are disclosed. A method includes providing a multimedia applications gateway (MAG) that is connected to an access gateway for a domain or a multimedia applications gateway that includes an integrated access gateway function, the access gateway... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20090100461 - System for distributing tv signals to an end-terminal: A system is described for distributing TV signals to an end-terminal. The system comprises at least one central broadcast station, a channel manager and one or more end-terminals connected to the channel manager. The broadcast station is adapted to transmit at least one TV channel signal, comprising an audio signal... Agent: Mcdonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
20090100462 - Video browsing based on thumbnail image: Provided is video browsing based on a thumbnail image. When video data is selected on the basis of a representative image, thumbnail images generated from the selected video data are continuously displayed. The thumbnail images are sequentially displayed with a set time interval on a window on which the representative... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20090100465 - Content delivery proxy system and method: A content delivery proxy system and method delivers content to an unsupported client device within a content delivery system by converting messages and data from the unsupported client device into content delivery system supported messages and data. Client log-in messages received from the unsupported client device are converted into a... Agent: Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
20090100464 - Content filter: Techniques are described to filter content. In an implementation, channels are filtered according to whether a respective item of content that is currently available via a respective channel complies with one or more criteria. Direct sequential navigation is then provided through a lineup of the filtered channels such that at... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090100463 - Systems and methods for generating and/or presenting a condensed list of channels: A method of generating a condensed list of channels for display on a client device of a broadcasting system may include: monitoring channels viewed via a client device configured to receive a plurality of channels; selecting a subset of the plurality of channels based at least in part on a... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C.
20090100467 - Apparatus and method for providing program guide with channel signal strength: An apparatus provides an on-screen program guide that includes information indicating channel signal strength. According to an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a memory operative to store data related to the program guide, and a processor operative to enable display of the program guide using the stored data. The program... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090100466 - Electronic program guide (epg) referencing past television content: Techniques are described that involve an electronic program guide referencing past television content. In an implementation, a reference to an episode of television content that has already been broadcast is output in an electronic program guide. An event is scheduled that relates to another episode of the television with the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090100468 - Facilitating real-time triggers in association with media streams: In one embodiment, a Media Analysis and Delivery System obtains a set of media delivery rules, wherein the set of media delivery rules includes one or more triggers, each of the triggers identifying a topic of interest. The Media Analysis and Delivery System examines a media stream for at least... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP
20090100470 - Information processing device: For enabling the user to acquire the desired information in a short period of time with a simple operation, an information processing device comprises: an extraction module that extracts at least one set of presenting information to be presented to a user from within a plurality of information groups; a... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090100469 - Recommendations from social networks: Recommendations from social networks is described. In embodiment(s), communications data that is representative of communications between users of client devices can be collected. The communications data can then be evaluated to associate the users that communicate with each other, and a social network can be created that includes the associated... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090100471 - Digital broadcasting system and method for transmitting and receiving electronic service guide data in digital broadcasting system: Disclosed are a digital broadcasting system and a method for transmitting and receiving electronic service guide data in a digital broadcasting system, which communicates applications capable of executing content files downloaded through a file download service. The digital broadcasting system includes a digital broadcasting transmitter for broadcasting Electronic Service Guide... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20090100472 - Method and system for transmitting plural data in portable broadcasting service: A method and system for transmitting a plurality of ESG data to an MS over a communication network in a DVB-H CBMS portable broadcasting service are provided. The MS requests ESG data over the communication network, a server collects the requested ESG data and transmits at least one of the... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20090100473 - Personalized video entertainment system: One or more content sequences are created from a store of video content, which could simply be broadcast content which has been captured and stored at a server within a network. The content sequences are generated according to the viewer's specified, or demonstrated, viewing preferences. The viewer preferences are captured... Agent: Kramer & Amado, P.C.
20090100474 - Remote control based output selection: Remote control based output selection techniques are described in which an output to a display device is selected based on identification of a remote control device that is manipulated by a user. In an implementation, each of a plurality of remote control devices is associated with a respective client device... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090100475 - Mobile tv system architecture for mobile terminals: A mobile TV system architecture for a mobile terminal that reduces the processing required by the main processor during reception of digital broadcasts such as DVB-H. The mobile terminal architecture includes a main processor system and a mobile TV receiver device. The mobile TV receiver device includes units for SI/PSI... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20090100476 - Aircraft in-flight entertainment system having a dual-beam antenna and associated methods: An aircraft in-flight entertainment (IFE) system for an aircraft includes a radome to be carried by the aircraft, and a dual-beam satellite antenna and at least one positioner coupled thereto to be carried by the aircraft and protected by the radome. The dual-beam satellite antenna is to generate dual antenna... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20090100477 - Method and system for ordering video content from a mobile device: A method and system for ordering content includes a mobile device having an ordering interactive interface having available content including linear content and on-demand content. The interactive interface receives a content selection corresponding to the on-demand content from the interactive interface and communicates the selection to a content processing system.... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20090100479 - Media online broadcasting: Media online and/or offline broadcasting software but not limiting to just and/or only media online and/or offline broadcasting software which operation within a multimedia software program but not limiting to just and/or only to multimedia software enabling the access of a variety of multimedia sources but not limiting it to... Agent: Christopher James Elias
20090100478 - Storage management of a recording device in a multi-user system: Systems and methods for managing the storage of recordings in a recording device in which the recordings were requested by several users are provided. Each user may be assigned a storage space limit defining the amount of storage space each user is entitled to use. In some embodiments, the storage... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20090100480 - Methods, systems, and products for distributing digital media: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for advanced distribution of digital media. A list of subscriber addresses to a new release of a digital media is retrieved at a server associated with a producer. An electronic copy of the digital media is sent from the server to a subscriber's address... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing
20090100482 - Conveyance of concatenation properties and picture orderness in a video stream: Systems and methods that provide a video stream including a first video sequence followed by a second video sequence, and that provide a first information in the video stream pertaining to pictures in the first video sequence, wherein the location of the first information provided in the video stream is... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company
20090100481 - Device with broadcast receiver and local wireless interface: A device that includes a broadcast receiver and a local wireless interface where the broadcast receiver is capable of receiving broadcast data, and the local wireless interface is capable of communicating with at least one wireless device and transmitting at least some of the broadcast data to the at least... Agent: Moore And Van Allen PLLC For Semc
20090100483 - Common key frame caching for a remote user interface: Common key frames are provided to a client during initialization to provide more efficient remoting of user interface graphical information. By storing the common key frames at the client, the common key frames may be loaded quicker and more efficiently at the client without having to resend graphical information for... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation
20090100484 - System and method for generating output multimedia stream from a plurality of user partially- or fully-animated multimedia streams: A system for generating an output multimedia stream user multimedia streams each comprising partially- or fully-animated images that track the movement, orientation, and facial expression of respective users, a non-user multimedia stream (e.g., television broadcast), graphic elements, and video and audio effects. The system includes a multiplexer that generates a... Agent: Fountain Law Group, Inc.
20090100486 - Web television having a two-way communication bus interconnecting a television controller and an internet module: A web television includes a display, a tuner, an internet module, and a PIP module. The tuner is arranged to select television video for display on the display and to select television audio for display by a speaker of the web television. The internet module is arranged to supply internet... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090100485 - Web television that swaps television video and internet video in a pip area: A web television includes a display, a tuner, an internet module, and a PIP module. The tuner is arranged to select television video for display on the display and to select television audio for display by a speaker of the web television. The internet module is arranged to supply internet... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090100487 - Mitigating subscriber side attacks in a cable network: In one embodiment, a Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) identifies an endpoint originating undesired traffic. Instead of dropping a bandwidth request for the identified endpoint by not responding, the CMTS responds to such a request by sending a data grant pending message. The data grant pending message causes a cable... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20090100488 - Broadcasting for browsing the web: A broadcast system includes a transmitting unit configured for: receiving a web page as input; converting the web page into video image data; and providing a link to the video image data on a basis of a link provided to the web page; an encoder for compressing the video image... Agent: Michael Buchenhorner, P.A.
20090100490 - Method of processing data of a host in an internet protocol television (iptv) system and the apparatus thereof: A method of processing data of a host in an internet protocol television (IPTV) system and the apparatus thereof are disclosed. Herein, the method includes discovering a source internet protocol (IP) address for routing between a card and servers; communicating the servers using address information, wherein the address information is... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090100489 - Simultaneous access to media in a media delivery system: An embodiment of a cable television system includes a media content source configured to transmit media content to a plurality of home communication terminals (HCTs) over a plurality of physical channels over a shared communication medium. Each physical channel carries the media content on a plurality of logical channels. The... Agent: Scientific-atlanta, Inc. Intellectual Property Department
20090100491 - Signal splitter circuit: A signal splitter for reducing noise ingress and a cable television network incorporating such splitters. A signal splitter has an input and a plurality of outputs, where alternate outputs are connected to phase shifting devices. Prevention circuitry is provided for at least preventing the generation of intermodulation products in the... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20090100492 - Systems, methods, and products for multimedia applications gateways: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for a multimedia applications gateway. A home network management application is downloaded to the multimedia applications gateway operating in a home network. An anomaly that occurs in the home network is observed. An alert is sent to an external network controller, and the alert... Agent: Scott P. Zimmerman PLLC
20090100493 - System and method for display format detection at set top box device: A set top box (STB) device receives a data stream comprising video content data and meta data. The data stream can include, for example, an H.264-compliant data stream transmitted to the STB device via a packet-switched network, such as an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) network. The meta data comprises an... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lnap Attn: Patent Docketing
20090100494 - System and method for controlling playlist entry selection: A playback selection feature of an electronic device is disclosed. The playback selection feature enhances the ability of a user to control the manner in which audiovisual files are played back using the electronic device. In one implementation, the playback selection feature allows a user to scroll through a playlist... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090100495 - Wireless multimedia system: Methods and systems for a novel multi-media macro-network. A Picon media server is connected with variety of high data rate sources including high definition video and audio connections. Picon media server is configured to process the variety of data streams into lower data rate IP packets and dynamically transmit them... Agent: Groover & Associates
20090100496 - Media server system: A media server system includes a switch having a volatile memory such as dynamic random access memory (DRAM), for example. The switch may be configured to store one or more formatted media content streams in large blocks within the volatile memory. The switch unit also includes a switch controller including... Agent: Mhkkg/sun04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090094627 - Providing remote access to media, and reaction and survey data from viewers of the media: Embodiments are described that enable remote and interactive access, navigation, and analysis of reactions from viewers to a media instance. The reactions include physiological responses, survey results, verbatim feedback, event-based metadata, and derived statistics for indicators of success and failure from the viewers. The reactions are aggregated, and an interface... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090094629 - Providing actionable insights based on physiological responses from viewers of media: Embodiments are described that enable remote and interactive access, navigation, and analysis of reactions from viewers to a media instance. The reactions include physiological responses, survey results, verbatim feedback, event-based metadata, and derived statistics for indicators of success and failure from the viewers. The reactions are aggregated, and an interface... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090094628 - System providing actionable insights based on physiological responses from viewers of media: Embodiments are described that enable remote and interactive access, navigation, and analysis of reactions from viewers to a media instance. The reactions include physiological responses, survey results, verbatim feedback, event-based metadata, and derived statistics for indicators of success and failure from the viewers. The reactions are aggregated, and an interface... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090094630 - system and method for evaluating audience reaction to a data stream: A computer readable medium is disclosed containing a computer program useful for performing a method for estimating an audience reaction to a data stream, the computer program comprising but not limited to instructions to send data containing a plurality of filter objects data to a plurality of filtered sensors associated... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Roebuck Attn: Patent Docketing
20090094631 - Systems, apparatus and methods to associate related market broadcast detections with a multi-market media broadcast: Systems, apparatus and methods to associate related market broadcast detections with a multi-market media broadcast are disclosed. An example disclosed method comprises obtaining a plurality of broadcast detection records, each broadcast detection record comprising detection information obtained by detecting an instance of a broadcast item in a broadcast market, comparing... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20090094632 - System and method for creating interactive events: An interactive Internet-based system and method provides a number of components that can be used to provide interactivity, including chat, polling, and trivia functionalities, particularly for use in enhancing other events, such as television programs.... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090094633 - Method and terminal for recording broadcast stream: A method and a terminal for recording a broadcast stream so that, when the recorded broadcast stream is reproduced, a viewing restriction is placed. The method includes receiving a broadcast stream transmitted in real time and a message containing viewer rating information, and storing the viewer rating information together with... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, P.C.
20090094636 - Method and system for providing advertisements in digital broadcasting system: A method and a system for providing an advertisement in a digital broadcasting are disclosed. The method provides the advertisement in a broadcasting system coupled to at least one broadcasting terminal through a network. In addition, the method includes generating a video source for a program guide by processing a... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20090094637 - Post production visual alterations: Disclosed is a method and system in which “labels,” comprising supplemental information such as advertising, promotional, or informational elements including interactive elements, may be superimposed post-production into a video stream. This can be done by using overlay screens including interactive overlay screens or by combining video segments. As such, the... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/open Tv
20090094635 - System and method for presenting advertisement content on a mobile platform during travel: An advertisement system for passenger vehicles, such as automobiles and aircraft, and methods for manufacturing and using same. The advertisement system includes at least one advertisement content source that is configured to communicate with a vehicle information system installed aboard the passenger vehicle. When a system user selects viewing content... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20090094634 - Targeted/addressable advertisement insertion using a vlan: A method and apparatus for controllably delivering a multicast broadcast stream to a client via a VLAN channel and, in response to the detection of a splice point, delivering a unicast stream to the client via a sub-VLAN channel.... Agent: Wall & Tong, LLP/ Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
20090094638 - Presentation and distribution of web content having intelligent advertisement selection system: A data module having data content pertaining to a particular topic for display on a webpage, independent of publisher content displayed on the webpage. The data module can include a link in the data content for allowing a viewer of the webpage to manipulate and interact with the data content.... Agent: Greenberg Traurig, LLP
20090094640 - Targeted advertising in unicast, multicast and hybrid distribution system contexts: Systems and methods are presented for the delivery of targeted assets in a scheduled programming network in the context of several content distribution systems, including switched digital, unicast, multicast, and hybrid unicast/multicast content distribution systems. Assets may be targeted to network users in connection with the scheduled network programming, and... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP
20090094639 - Targeted/addressable advertisement insertion: A method and apparatus utilizing a fast channel change mechanism to insert targeted/addressable advertisements into video streams delivered to users.... Agent: Wall & Tong, LLP/ Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
20090094641 - System and method for serving advertising data from the internet: A system and method are disclosed including a computer program, the computer program comprising instructions to receive at an IPTV system node, advertising tokens data having advertising characteristics data and address data; instructions to filter at the IPTV system node the advertising tokens based on a correlation between the advertising... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Roebuck Attn: Patent Docketing
20090094642 - Communication device, communication system and method of providing information to a user on a display of a communication device: A communication device (6) for operating in a communication system (2) comprises a receiver (203) for receiving information from at least one information source (2) of the communication system and a display (206) coupled to the receiver for displaying information to a user of the communication device. The communication device... Agent: Motorola Inc
20090094644 - Method and apparatus for providing service guide in a mobile broadcasting system: A method and apparatus for providing an SG in a mobile broadcasting system are provided. The apparatus and method include a terminal for receiving a first SG, for acquiring reception information about a second SG from the first SG, if a service fragment list extracted from the first SG includes... Agent: JeffersonIPLaw, LLP
20090094645 - Method of controlling remote-controlled electronic device using universal remote controller and universal remote controller thereof: A method of controlling a remote-controlled electronic device using a universal remote controller comprises the following steps. The first step is to provide a universal remote controller. The second step is to establish a communication link between the universal remote controller and a first electronic device, such that the universal... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090094643 - Providing a customized user interface: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a user interface. First, a first input may be received and a currently displayed programming content may be shrunken. Next, the shrunken programming content may be displayed. Then, in response to the received first input and concurrent with the shrunken programming content, a... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20090094646 - Method and system for content mapping: Methods and systems for content mapping are described. Information regarding available content may be received from a plurality of content sources. A plurality of available content selections may be provided for presentation. The plurality of available content selections may be in accordance with the received information. A selection of content... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20090094647 - Node device, recording medium recording process program, information delivery system and recording medium recording server processing program: a program information storage means for storing program information assigned as a record in charge among the program information thus received in correspondence with identification information inherent in the program information so that the program information is shared among the plurality of node devices.... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20090094648 - System and method for providing additional content to a program stream: A system for providing additional content to a program stream includes a primary program stream, additional content that is related to the primary program stream, and a server for associating the additional content with the primary program stream based on a location of a portable communication device.... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc C/o Smith Frohwein Tempel Greenlee Blaha LLC
20090094649 - System and method for managing location based video services: System and method for management of location based video services may allow a management server to receive information such as geographical location, from one or more mobile devices and to transfer data, such as video data or other multi-media data, from a plurality of cameras or other media sources to... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20090094650 - Massively parallel computer network utilizing multipoint parallel server (mpas) with enhanced personal storage device (e-psd): A system for enhanced network communications is provided. The system includes a data management section configured for connection to and to receive data packets from a CATV content provider, a telephony service provider, a telephony subscriber, an Internet, a WAN, a MAN or a LAN, and configured for connection to... Agent: Dovas Law P.C.
20090094651 - Ethernet-level measurement of multicast group delay performance: A network management system and method are described herein that can measure on-demand the D/DV (Delay/Delay Variation) in a Broadcast Television (BTV) multicast stream for a group of listeners that are associated with an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) network.... Agent: Law Office Of William J. Tucker
20090094652 - Methods and apparatus for simultaneous uploading and streaming of media: A method for a computer system includes receiving a request for a video file, determining whether the video file is currently being uploaded from a video source and stored in a memory, and when the video file is currently being uploaded, the method includes determining a size of the video... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20090094653 - Method and system for simultaneous conferencing and interactive display and control of video over a distributed network: A video is played simultaneously at different nodes of a distributed network. The simultaneous playing is controlled through an intermediary server, which receives playback instructions from one or more of the different nodes and then sends simultaneous playback commands each of the different nodes in response to the playback instructions.... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20090094655 - web television having a two-way communication bus interconnecting a television controller and an internet module: A web television includes a display, a tuner, an internet module, and a PIP module. The tuner is arranged to select television video for display on the display and to select television audio for display by a speaker of the web television. The internet module is arranged to supply internet... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20090094654 - Television channel display device and method thereof: An Internet Protocol television system includes a set-top box that receives requests to display video streams being transmitted to a household. In response to the request, the set-top box provides a list of the video streams to a display device. The list includes options to terminate transmission of one or... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lnap Attn: Patent Docketing
20090094656 - System, method, and apparatus for connecting non-co-located video content viewers in virtual tv rooms for a shared participatory viewing experience: System, method and apparatus for connecting non-co-located video content viewers in Virtual TV Rooms for a shared participatory viewing experience. A multi-platform communication system allows viewers to connect across a plurality of video content delivery services in self-organized viewing communities to interact with each other as they enjoy the content... Agent: John B. Carlocci
20090094658 - Methods and systems for driving multiple displays: Methods and systems are described for providing multimedia streams to a plurality of display devices coupled with a source device. An example method includes mapping a first subset of pixels for display on a first one of the plurality of display devices from a native stream at a source device... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP
20090094657 - Real-time video transmission system: A system for transferring real-time video data over a network comprises a video source, a video encoder for encoding and compressing video data supplied by the video source and a first network interface controller for transmitting compressed video data on the network. Furthermore a second network interface controller for receiving... Agent: Daffer Mcdaniel LLP
20090094659 - Identification of streaming content and estimation of playback location based on closed captioning: Apparatus for identifying an audiovisual content stream received from an audiovisual content source includes an audiovisual content display that displays the audiovisual content stream to a user. A closed captioning receiver receives a first plurality of consecutive closed captions from the audiovisual content stream substantially at a playback position. A... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090094660 - Method and apparatus for configuring a device from a network: An IP settop box for use in a network is described, including the apparatus and a method for updating the apparatus in a network. The method includes interfacing the device to a network, launching a service related to interfacing the network to the device, determining if the service is operating... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090094661 - Networked personal video recorder backup system: Methods, systems and computer software products are provided for backing up the recording of television events by a primary recording device when the primary recording device fails or is unavailable. One or more backup video recording devices is specified in a networked household entertainment system for backing up the primary... Agent: Gateway, Inc. Attn: Patent Attorney
20090094663 - Portable music player and transmitter: A hand-held music player for use in conjunction with radios, including a casing, a receiver socket on the casing through which digital audio data is received, a digital-to-analog audio converter housed within the casing, a first transfer socket on the casing through which a song is transferred to a radio... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20090094662 - System for managing media services: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Media Content Processor (MCP) having a controller to detect a communication device roaming into a personal area network, receive a communication identifier from the communication device, authenticate the communication device responsive to validating the communication identifier,... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090089824 - Methods and systems for providing synchronized display of content: Systems and methods may include receiving a device identifier that identifies a first device, the first device being capable of causing display of first content at a first display device, and communicating a synchronization request that includes the device identifier via a network. Systems and methods may further include receiving... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20090089825 - Control of access to multimedia content: A disclosed method of enabling a subscriber to control access to multimedia content received from a multimedia distribution network includes provisioning the network with an access control application. The application is operable to respond to an invocation by a member of a subscriber class by enabling at least one subscriber... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing
20090089826 - Systems and methods for managing parental control information in multiple entertainment devices: Parental control settings may be managed between multiple entertainment devices, such as digital televisions (DTVs). A system includes a first entertainment device and a second entertainment device. The first entertainment device is configured to selectively block content based on a first set of parental control settings, and the second entertainment... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (es)
20090089828 - Broadcast television parental control system and method: There is provided a system and/or method of displaying video and/or audio content. An exemplary method comprises receiving input regarding a type of potentially objectionable content that is to be filtered from display of the video content, receiving a video signal containing an indication marking an occurrence of potentially objectionable... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
20090089838 - Template based system, device and method for providing interactive content: A template based system, device and method of providing interactive content with broadcast programming is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes storing a plurality of templates for presenting interactive content in a memory, receiving a request for interactive content channel from a viewer, receiving interactive content data associated with... Agent: Capital Legal Group, LLC
20090089839 - Systems and methods of processing programming wish list data: Systems and methods to process program wish list data are provided. A system includes a media receiver adapted to receive media content from a media distribution system and a recording module responsive to the media receiver. The system also includes a program guide module to receive a published program guide... Agent: Toler Law Group
20090089840 - Method and apparatus for interactive programming using captioning: A method and system for the creation of interactive programming using captions. A caption and program information extractor monitors a broadcast media signal having captions and program information encoded in the broadcast media signal. The captions and program information are extracted and stored in a content database. A moderator accesses... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20090089841 - Seat-mounted electronics assembly: A seat-mounted electronics assembly for a vehicle including a seat with a back portion and a rear surface. A display panel having a screen mounted on a screen-side and a mounting assembly mounting the display panel on the rear surface. The mounting assembly allowing pivotal movement of the display panel... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20090089846 - System and method providing enhanced features for streaming video-on-demand: The present invention provides a system and method for providing enhanced features for streaming video-on-demand systems. The system comprises a media server and a client player, wherein a user can select a desired video for transmission from the media server to the client player for subsequent display for the user... Agent: K&l Gates LLP
20090089847 - Methods and apparatuses of user identification and notification of multimedia content: Methods, apparatus and systems for sharing information related to broadcast programs are described. One of the methods includes receiving data identifying at least a portion of a first broadcast of a program, receiving data identifying at least one recipient, and communicating information indicative of the identified at least a portion... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090089848 - Moving picture distribution system, subscriber line termination device, moving picture distribution method, moving picture distribution program, and recording medium: The present invention provides a moving picture distribution system, a subscriber line termination device, a moving picture distribution method, a moving picture distribution program, and a recording medium, that may sufficiently distribute moving picture data according to a link speed by an IP multicast manner. The moving picture distribution system... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America
20090089850 - Electronic device and control method therein: Disclosed herein is an electronic device including, a signal transmission section, a communication section, a signal reception section, an image analysis section, and a control section.... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & MentlikPrevious industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: interprogram communication or interprocess communication (ipc)
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