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Interactive video distribution systems May archived by USPTO category 05/09

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05/28/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090138902 - Method and apparatus for generation of a preferred broadcasted programs list: A second set of broadcasted programs is added to a first set of broadcasted programs. The second set of broadcasted programs includes broadcasted programs viewed by a viewer for a period of time at least equal to a first threshold. A third set of broadcasted programs is removed from the... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

20090138903 - Tv remote control signal log: An interceptor detects command signals from a TV remote control and logs the signals. The signals can be correlated not just to channel number but also to programs by accessing a program/channel database. A log of channels/programs that have been viewed by, e.g., a child can thus be obtained and... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20090138904 - Method and apparatus for providing electronic coupons: Electronic coupons are provided for items comprising products and services. The coupon information is received along with broadcasts of associated television programs. Selected coupon modes alert a viewer when coupon information is available for an item. The viewer alert comprises displayed marks superimposed over the broadcast of the television program.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090138905 - System and method for synchronizing parental control settings: Parental control settings are provided to a display device by a user. In one embodiment, the display device generates a message, such as a consumer electronic control (CEC) message, which corresponds to the user-provided parental control settings. This message may then be transmitted to one or more source devices to... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group

20090138906 - Enhanced interactive video system and method: A method for enhanced interactive video system for integrating data for on-demand-information retrieval and internet delivery are provided herein.... Agent: Axios Law Group. PLLC

20090138907 - Remote control unit for a personalized video programming system: Systems and methods for a remote control for interacting with a video programming system are described. In some embodiments, a remote control unit for an intelligent video programming system having user-dedicated buttons, biometric identification systems, mechanical identification systems, electromechanical identification systems, or voice-activation identification systems on the remote control unit... Agent: Reed Smith LLP

20090138908 - 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

20090138909 - Recording apparatus: Provided is a recording apparatus that generates and records an on-screen menu having a different resolution depending on a type of a loaded recording medium. The recording-reproducing apparatus (100) includes at least a medium information detecting unit (116) that detects attribute information of a loaded recording medium and transmits a... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090138910 - Method and apparatus for setting and enabling shortcut key of remote controller: Provided are a method and apparatus for setting/enabling a shortcut key of a remote controller. The method includes executing an application including device control software, requesting selection of a key of the remote controller that is to be mapped to the device control software when the device control software is... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090138912 - Mobile terminal and method of controlling a broadcast of the mobile terminal: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling a broadcast displays information on an interactive service associated with a broadcast program, the information provided prior to displaying the associated broadcast program. The present invention includes a wireless communication unit receiving interactive service information, an input unit selecting an interactive service... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090138911 - Video broadcasting system: A method, medium and implementing processing system, are provided in which premium programming content is included in a standard program broadcasting system. The added content is stored at a user site for subsequent viewing at the user's convenience. The receipt and storing of the premium programming is accomplished without interfering... Agent: Ibm Corporation (rvw)

20090138913 - Digital broadcasting system and method of processing data in digital broadcasting system: A digital broadcast receiver and a control method thereof are disclosed. The control method of the digital broadcast receiver includes receiving a broadcast signal into which mobile service data and main service data are multiplexed, extracting transmission parameter channel (TPC) signaling information and fast information channel (FIC) signaling information from... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090138914 - Information providing system, receiving device, information providing device, information providing method and program: The information providing device includes the program listing information transmitting portion to transmit program listing information indicating a plurality of currently viewable programs to the receiving device, the related information storage portion to store related information including a plurality of pieces of information concerning a program edited to be sequentially... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090138915 - Standarized theme handling for digital television: Genre or theme assignment data (104) for a program in a digital television or other data transmission is recovered by a receiver (100) and mapped to a genre in a standardized genre assignment schedule (240). A country associated with the transmission is identified, such as by obtaining a country code... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090138916 - 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

20090138917 - 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

20090138918 - Apparatus and method for displaying image: A channel that a user is authorized to view, and channel that a user is not authorized to view are divided from each other and displayed in a channel map.... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090138919 - Entertainment system: An entertainment system capable of quickly permitting a viewer in a moving body to assume a posture of safety is provided. An entertainment system includes a capturing portion for generating a landscape image by capturing a landscape on a traveling direction of a vehicle, a contents information outputting portion for... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090138920 - Video display device and method for communication of multiple audio and video selection of an aircraft: User communications are also communicable to the crew of the plane or train using wireless transmissions to and from the individual playing devices. Electronic storage of data for production of audio and video is minimized by the pre-loading of portions of available movies and songs and the like, and subsequent... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center

20090138921 - Control device, reproduction system, and program: First, a control device determines a reproduction-display device, from which the control device has been able to obtain neighborhood device information via a short-range wireless communication section, to be located in the neighborhood of the control device, and registers this reproduction-display device to neighborhood determination information. Next, the control device... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP

20090138923 - Method and apparatus for discovering internet protocol television service (iptv) provider and iptv service by using session initiation protocol: Provided are a method and apparatus by which a first entity receives information about one or more Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service providers or information about one or more IPTV services from a second entity by using a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090138922 - Systems and methods for providing storage of data on servers in an on-demand media delivery system: A system and method may be provided that allows users to store, retrieve, and manipulate on-demand media content and data stored on a remote server network in an on-demand media delivery system. More particularly, the system may allow a user to access his or her on-demand media account from user... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090138925 - Content distribution system: The present invention is directed to systems and methods for distributing and managing media assets arranged as a collection of media content. In one preferred embodiment, the collection of media content is distributed to a storage location where it is accessible for viewing over a communications network by consumers for... Agent: Martin & Ferraro, LLP

20090138926 - Interactive session establishment based on initiation failure detection: Systems and methods for implementing a communication mode for a communication terminal are provided. An embodiment of a method for implementing a communication mode includes receiving a plurality of messages from a remotely located network control system and implementing one of a plurality of communication modes responsive to the plurality... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company

20090138924 - Method and a system for television display of web feed content: A system and method are described that provide television content broadcast system subscribers with convenient access to aggregated web feed content. In one embodiment, a television content broadcast system (20) maintains a database (21) linking one or more particular subscribers with one or more sources of web feed content. The... Agent: Bingham Mchale LLP

20090138928 - Media processing system based on satellite set top box platform with telephony downstream and upstream data paths: Systems and methods that provide satellite-based media processing are described. In one embodiment, a system that exchanges media may include, for example, a communications device that may be coupled to a network and to an antenna. The communications device may provide two-way communications with the network and may provide one-way... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090138930 - Media search engine for a personal media network: A system providing search functionality supporting the exchange and consumption of media is disclosed. The searching of media on storage belonging to any of a pre-defined group of users of a personal media network is provided. In addition, media stored on designated servers may also be included in a search.... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090138929 - Mobile equipment having television function, method of storing information of television program, and program of storing the same: A mobile equipment having television function is capable of recording a television program being watched and of rendering the recorded television program to be watched later, even if an Web browser or an application program is started. The mobile equipment having television function includes a tuner control section (29b) for... Agent: Nec Corporation Of America

20090138927 - 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

20090138931 - Method and apparatus for processing video stream in a digital video broadcasting system: A novel method and system for enhancing user experience when switching channel in digital video broadcasting system is proposed. The invention proposes a server-based cache mechanism which caches all channels simultaneously in a cache server near from the video playing terminal. The channel switch latency could be heavily reduced since... Agent: Anne Vachon Dougherty

20090138932 - Quality manager and method for use in a digital content delivery system: The invention provides a quality manager for use in a digital content delivery system. The digital content delivery system comprises a plurality of user devices, a source unit connected through a communication network to the user devices for delivering digital content to the user devices in the form of bursts... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC

20090138933 - Use of a feedback channel for image broadcasting: The invention relates to a method for broadcasting images from a video sequence, the method comprising the following steps at the level of a broadcasting equipment (2): including images (14) in an output stream for transmission to at least one restoration equipment; receiving in return from said restoration equipment error... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090138934 - Digital broadcast system, receiving apparatus and transmitting apparatus: The receiving apparatus of the present invention includes: a reception unit which receives a broadcast; an output unit which outputs a service included in the received broadcast; an execution unit which executes an application program included in the received broadcast; an extraction unit which extracts, from service information included in... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C

20090138935 - Apparatus and method of receiving data: According to one embodiment, a data receiver apparatus comprises input ports complying with a digital interface standard, wherein each input port comprises a voltage signal terminal receiving a prescribed voltage signal, a detection terminal outputting a connection detection signal, a data input terminal receiving a data signal, and an address... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090138936 - Intelligent identification of multimedia content for synchronization: An intelligent synchronization tool ensures access to desired content in a manner that automatically keeps the content current on the portable media device. A variation threshold or user-specified degree of content variation may be introduced among content downloaded to a user's mobile device to prevent the user from becoming bored.... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

  
05/21/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090133047 - Systems and methods providing distributed collection and centralized processing of physiological responses from viewers: A novel approach enables a new type of sensing—“in persona” sensing, for large scale testing of a media instance via distributed collection and centralized processing of physiological data from each of a large number of viewers in his/her own setting. The physiological data can first be collected from each of... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP

20090133048 - System and method for automatically rating video content: System and method for automatically rating the content of video media based on video operations performed on a media device and in reference to a plurality of rating rules are provided. Usage of the media device is continuously monitored and user actions with respect to operating the video media on... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090133051 - Device access control: Access to an electronic media device may be controlled based on media settings of users experiencing content using the electronic media device. Users or attributes of the users experiencing content using the electronic media device may be automatically identified and access to the electronic media device may be automatically controlled... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.

20090133049 - Method and apparatus for limiting access to programming in a switched digital video system: A content delivery system headend is provided. The headend includes a Switched Digital Video (SDV) manager for coordinating SDV sessions requested by subscribers over an access network. The headend also includes an input unit such as a server for receiving content to be broadcast during the SDV sessions. Additionally, the... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department

20090133050 - Methods for providing previews and systems thereof: A method, computer readable medium, and system that provides previews includes providing one or more previews for selection by a mobile communication system. A selection of one or more of the provided previews is received from the mobile communication system and the selected one or more previews are provided to... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP - Patent Group

20090133053 - Method and apparatus to perform television program insertion during commercial time slot interval: A system and method of television program insertion during an advertisement time slot may include a set top box (STB) receiving program and advertisement content from a digital subscriber line access module (DSLAM). Program content may be substituted for advertisement content during a regularly scheduled advertisement time slot to attract... Agent: Rg And Associates

20090133054 - Presentation of auxiliary content via a content presentation device: Auxiliary content not associated with programming content is provided to a content presentation device by at least one content provider. Similarly, programming content comprising detectable indicia is likewise provided by at least one content provider to the content presentation device. Prior to or during output of the programming content to... Agent: Vedder Price PC

20090133052 - Thwarting removal of a commercial in an iptv network: In an IPTV network, a program content stream is processed to create an artifact detectable by a commercial remover in a program content portion of the program content stream. The artifact may be created by splicing first and second portions of program content together such that the artifact appears in... Agent: Rg And Associates

20090133056 - Broadcasting system and method of processing emergency alert message: In a broadcasting system for transmitting/receiving an emergency alert message, a receiving system includes a host and a card which is detachably connected to the host. The host receives and processes the emergency alert message transmitted from a transmitting system and collects and transmits status information of the emergency alert... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090133055 - Cable television messaging alert system: An alert message unit for use in a message distribution system is provided. The alert message unit includes an input configured to receive a cable television signal, a processing module in communication with the input, and an alert mechanism. The processing module is configured to locate an alert message, wherein... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090133058 - Method and apparatus to perform real-time audience estimation and commercial selection suitable for targeted advertising: Input measurements from a measurement device are processed as a Markov chain whose transitions depend upon the signal. The desired information related to the device can then be obtained by estimating the state of the signal at a time of interest. A nonlinear filter system can be used to provide... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20090133059 - Personalized video system: A media device suitable for playing video content including television programming is provided. The media device comprises a device usage monitor configured to substantially automatically monitor selected usage information related to video content that is played on the media device; a rating engine configured to substantially automatically generate content ratings... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP

20090133057 - Revenue techniques involving segmented content and advertisements: Revenue techniques involving segmented content and advertisements are described. In an implementation, content, which has one or more advertisements embedded by a content provider, is segmented into a plurality of segments. An identification is performed to determine which of the plurality of segments are program segments. An identification is also... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090133060 - Still-frame content navigation: Still-frame content navigation techniques are described. In an implementation, content is received via a real-time broadcast. A still frame is identified for each of a plurality of segments of the content that is representative of a respective segment. A plurality of the still frames is output in a user interface.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090133061 - Broadcasting processing apparatus and control method thereof: A broadcasting processing apparatus which receives a broadcasting signal, the broadcasting processing apparatus including a storage unit which stores therein at least one particular broadcasting image, and a controller which determines whether a received broadcasting signal has the broadcasting image if an automatic power-off mode is selected, and turns off... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090133062 - Pmcp extension metadata, data stream generating device, digital data broadcasting emission system and digital data broadcasting emission method thereof: Provided are a data server, which is added to a digital broadcast emitting system to emit data broadcasting based on the Programming Metadata Communication Protocol (PMCP), a conventional international specification defined to secure inter-operability between devices of a digital broadcast emitting system; a metadata structure for securing inter-operability between devices... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090133066 - Apparatus and method for displaying broadcasting program guide information: o

20090133065 - Information accumulation apparatus, information display method and computer program: There is provided an information accumulation apparatus that accumulates contents and has a power-on state and a standby state as a power state, which includes an information collection portion to collect information including content information related to a content and internal information related to the information accumulation apparatus during the... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090133064 - Information providing device, information acquisition terminal, broadcast receiving terminal, information providing system, information providing method, and program: An ECG server for providing ECG information about a program to broadcast receiving terminals and user terminals includes an ECG information storage unit for storing the ECG information including attribute information, an emotion information acquisition unit for acquiring emotion information representing emotions of viewers about content of the program displayed... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20090133063 - Preference based electronic programming guide: A set top box is provided that includes a receiver for receiving programming content over a broadband access network and an electronic program guide (EPG) unit for outputting to a display scheduling information associated with programs deliverable over the broadband access network. The EPG is further configured to present on... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department

20090133067 - Multi-media enhancement channel: A media ticker system for overlaying side channel information on a video display, including a portable media player for presenting a content media file on a video display, and for overlaying ticker display data on the video display with the content media file being presented, a ticker manager connected to... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC

20090133068 - Methods, systems, and products for enhanced electronic programming guides: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for generating an enhanced programming guide. Programming events are associated as packages of programming. The programming guide is generated as a programming grid of cells. The programming grid lists a wrapper associated with each package and each package's associated events. The wrapper surrounds all... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing

20090133070 - Enabling a friend to remotely modify user data: The present invention allows users to interact with people, who have interacted with other people, and obtain media files and recommendations from those having common interests, thereby creating interactive media communities and spawning electronic social networks based on media and other types of electronic entertainment.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090133071 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and information sharing system: There is provided an information processing apparatus communicable with a plurality of content viewing devices via a network, including a viewing information receiving unit for receiving viewing information of a user in the past, present, and future from each of the content viewing devices, a user viewing content management unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090133069 - Maintaining a user profile based on dynamic data: The present invention allows users to interact with people, who have interacted with other people, and obtain media files and recommendations from those having common interests, thereby creating interactive media communities and spawning electronic social networks based on media and other types of electronic entertainment.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090133072 - Dbs feature extension architecture: An enhanced electronic program guide (EPG) capable of displaying DBS program information and NTSC program information seamlessly and in real-time on a display device is accomplished, in one form, by a wide-band data link between a DBS receiver adapted to receive a DBS broadcast data stream and an internet set-top... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC

20090133073 - Universal and portable channel designations: Systems and methods are described that provide favorite channel designation portability from a variety of locations, devices and/or programming service providers.... Agent: Timothy Lubecki

20090133074 - Headend modeling of data: A data modeling method for modeling data for an electronic program guide (EPG) at a broadcast headend is described. The method includes grouping receiver types according to a first set of characteristics associated with a receiver type, thereby producing a plurality of groups of receivers, assigning a bit-number to each... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20090133075 - Information transmitting apparatus and method, information receiving apparatus and method, provider, and broadcasting system: MPEG video encoders and MPEG audio encoders encode video signals and audio signals, respectively. An SI/EPG data generator generates program information. A transport stream multiplexer multiplexes the program information with video data and audio data. A system controller controls the data output rates of the encoding operations and the multiplexing... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug

20090133076 - Portable hand-held media device with integrated modulator: A portable hand-held media device includes a receiver configured to receive image data representing an image, a display unit configured to display the image, and an integrated modulator configured to convert the image data into a digital television (DTV) signal and transmit the DTV signal to a monitor.... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department

20090133077 - Methods and systems of displaying advertisement or other information and content via mobile platforms: The methods and systems of the present invention are particularly adaptable as additions in the form of displaying means, such as monitors, that can works in conjunction with any type of motor vehicle including cars, box trucks, boats, ships, yachts, trains, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, tractor trailer trucks, or motor scooters.... Agent: David R Preston & Associates Apc

20090133078 - Systems and methods for automatically purchasing and recording popular pay programs in an interactive media delivery system: A system and method for automatically purchasing and recording popular pay program is disclosed. The pay programs are selected based on defined criteria and popularity. The most popular pay program that meets defined criteria will be automatically recorded and purchased. Notifications and confirmations are provided before purchase of pay programs.... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090133079 - Detecting distribution of multimedia content: A system and method is disclosed for detecting distribution of multimedia content. The volume level of data traffic is monitored for a plurality of users to select any users with high-bandwidth usage. The time of day and the day of the week may be considered when determining whether a user... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20090133081 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, computer program, and information sharing system: An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in groups, a sharing-level setting unit that sets sharing level information representing an information sharing level among users belonging to an identical group, a viewing-information... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20090133080 - Methods, computer program products, and systems for packaging livecast electronic content for distribution: Packaging live broadcast electronic content for delivery on a content delivery network is provided. A first live program broadcast on a first channel is scheduled for delivery on a livecast channel, and a second live program broadcast on a second channel is scheduled for delivery on the livecast channel. The... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing

20090133082 - Audio/video communication system: An audio/video communication system includes a large number of nodes connected in a balanced binary tree structure. In constructing a group in a balanced binary tree structure, a root node performs the following process: if a left lower node connector of the root node is vacant, the root node connects... Agent: Morishita Patent Office C/o Keating & Bennett, LLP

20090133083 - Passive circuit for improved differential amplifier common mode rejection: A novel passive circuit for providing improved common mode rejection of a differential amplifier novel. The passive circuit functions to compensate for amplitude mismatches between the two outputs of a differential amplifier. To compensate for the amplitude mismatch between the output traces of the amplifier, a resistor is inserted in... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20090133084 - Apparatus and method for providing video content and supplemental information to a client over a switched digital video content-based network: Video content is transmitted from a head end, over a switched digital video content-based network, to a client. The head end obtains a first group of program streams and sends to the client only a subset of the program streams selected by subscribers in a neighborhood of the client. The... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP

20090133085 - Systems and method for determining visual media information: A set top box includes a processor. The processor is configured to receive a digital video stream, calculate a hash of an I-Frame within the digital video stream, and submit the hash to a server. The processor is further configured to receive location information in response to submitting the hash... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lnap Attn: Patent Docketing

20090133088 - Method and system for iptv service authentication and service quality control: Provided are a method of and system for controlling IPTV service authentication and traffic flow in an access network. The IPTV service system comprises: a subscriber concentrator which delivers an IPTV service request message that is sent from a subscriber terminal, receives an IPTV service authentication reply message generated in... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090133087 - Method for devising a communication platform which can display the media advertisement automatically: A method for devising a communication platform that can play the media advertisement automatically. After a computer is logged on, a user is connected to the communication platform. A network media advertisement is displayed through the reception of a network control signal by network. Or a custom media advertisement is... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090133086 - System and method for delivering long-tail content: A system and method for delivering a long-tail content comprising a set-top box configured to couple an external signal to a user device. The long-tail content server also comprises a long-tail content server configured to provide the external signal to the set-top box from a central server. The long-tail content... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

  
05/14/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category

20090125935 - Method and system for providing filtered video content over a network: The present invention pertains to a method and apparatus for obtaining filtered audiovisual content over a network for display on a television. In one embodiment, the method may include receiving a request for video content, the request including at least one factor that specifies an attribute of the requested video... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090125934 - User rating mechanism for media content: An intuitive, user-friendly user ratings mechanism for using user ratings to affect operations of content management devices, such as PCs, and content playback devices, such as portable media players, is discussed. The user ratings mechanism can be employed on PC clients, consumer electronics, mobile devices, other entertainment appliances, or in... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20090125936 - Apparatus and method for continuous video advertising: An advertising system is described. An advertising system includes a storage module to store video advertising content. The advertising system also includes a server coupled with the storage module. The server to deliver a continuous feed of video advertising content to an interactive device and to adapt the video advertising... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. (pa)

20090125937 - Assisted user control in recommenders: A method and arrangement for modifying settings of a television program recommender displays the rating (recommended or not recommended) for a selected television program, and also displays icons for selection by the user to indicate whether the user agrees or disagrees with the recommendation. The television program recommender then updates... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090125938 - Television scripting language: Provided is a method and system for television channel selection, including a television controller operatively connected to an electronic memory and configured to process a video selection script. The television controller is also operatively connected to the television and to a television network comprising a plurality of channels. Also provided... Agent: Perry M. Fonseca & Associates, P.C.

20090125940 - Method for controlling electronic program information and apparatus for receiving the electronic program information: A data transmission system for minimizing the number of errors during Tx/Rx times of digital data under mobile environments, and a data processing method for the same are disclosed. The system additionally codes digital data, and transmits the resultant coded data. As a result, the program information has a strong... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey

20090125939 - Television capable of and method for changing output effect based on program type: A television capable of and a method for changing an output effect based on program types are provided. The television stores a lookup table recording the corresponding relationship between program types and scenario modes and receives a television program signal containing a program type information so as to search the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC

20090125941 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: A control method of an image processing apparatus which communicates with a server, the control method including: receiving image content including additional information; processing and displaying the received image content; receiving a selection signal to select an information searching function; transmitting the additional information of the image content to the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090125942 - Method and apparatus for providing program guide: A method and apparatus provide an on-screen program guide that uses its space in an efficient manner by shifting program information within the program guide by relatively small time increments. According to an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a memory operative to store data that enables the program guide. A... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC

20090125943 - Program guide optimization system: A method and system of optimizing strings comprised in program guide data for transmission is described. The method includes sharing, in the program guide data, a plurality of strings, each string among the plurality of strings including a shared sorting key, implementing an order access of a sorted sharing index,... Agent: Husch Blackwell Sanders, LLP Husch Blackwell Sanders LLP Welsh & Katz

20090125945 - Broadcast receiver, broadcast data transmitting method and broadcast data receiving method: A broadcast receiver, broadcast data transmitting method and broadcast data receiving method are disclosed, by which information on a service provided by a service provider can be provided, by which a preview can be provided, and by which a time taken for a channel switching can be reduced. The present... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090125944 - Novel digital broadcasting viewing method using my channel and system thereof: The present invention relates to a digital broadcasting viewing method. The method in accordance with the present invention is characterized in that a user can watch preference programs by selection of a particular virtual channel. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of (a) assigning at least one... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP

20090125946 - Remote control terminal, information acquiring apparatus, information providing apparatus, information providing system, information providing method, and program: A commander includes a program identification information acquiring unit which acquires program identification information to designate a program to be watched by a receiving terminal, a channel selection control unit which remote-controls a channel selecting process by the receiving terminal based on program identification information, a scenario information acquiring unit... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP

20090125948 - Communication processing based on television use: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first user profile comprising at least one rule associated with at least one show. The at least one rule is activated upon the occurrence of a first event. The method also includes detecting the occurrence of the first event. Upon detecting the... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.

20090125947 - Digital broadcast receiving apparatus: A digital broadcasting receiver includes a digital tuning section having a plurality of tuners which receive digital broadcasting and output video signals of programs as well as a copy control signal, and a controller which selects one of video signals supplied from the tuners based on the copy control signal... Agent: Ratnerprestia

20090125949 - Stream supplying apparatus, content reproducing apparatus and method for reproducing content: A stream supplying apparatus includes: a tuner that receives a broadcast signal; a decoder that decodes the broadcast signal and outputs the decoded broadcast signal as a data stream; a memory that stores apparatus information that pertains to the stream supplying apparatus; and a network interface that transmits the apparatus... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP

20090125950 - Method and system for authenticating a user device: A system and method includes a user device having a subscriber activation client application stored therein. The user device prompts entry of an ordering identifier and receives the ordering identifier through a user interface. A subscriber activation system is in communication with the user device through a secure network. The... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration

20090125951 - System and method for a personal video inbox channel: A method of aggregating video content receives video content data related to video content, evaluates and aggregates this information, and subsequently forwards the aggregated information to a viewing client where it can be viewed by a user. In one embodiment, the video content data contains a Universal Resource Indicator (URI)... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20090125952 - Method and apparatus for delivering content based on receivers characteristics: Media distribution systems may include methods and apparatus to perform memory management on a wireless devices configured to receive non-real time portions of media services. Such methods and apparatus may be based upon an allowable capacity of presentations storable in device memory, as well as on a required memory associated... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090125954 - Streaming video transmission from pc to remote monitor: An apparatus and method to transfer streaming video from a personal computer to a remote monitor includes the personal computer reading a compressed streaming video data from a source, transmitting the compressed streaming video data to a remotely located Ethernet stream video converter, the Ethernet stream video converter decoding the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department

20090125953 - Systems, methods and graphical user interfaces for monitoring an internet protocol television (iptv) network: Systems, methods and graphical user interfaces monitoring an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) network are provided. A particular method includes receiving IPTV process data. The IPTV process data includes information about a plurality of processes executing at a plurality of servers of an IPTV distribution network. The method also includes analyzing... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing

20090125956 - Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet: A method and apparatus for utilizing a coded audio/video signal to conduct commerce over the Internet. Broadcast information is broadcast from a remote location on a secondary network containing video over the secondary network to a location thereon proximate the location of the user PC. Unique information is encoded in... Agent: Howison & Arnott, L.l.p

20090125955 - Methods, computer program products, and virtual servers for a virtual collaborative environment: Methods, computer program products, and virtual servers for providing virtual service are provided. A user of a virtual service is authenticated. An input is received that identifies another user in which to operatively connect for virtual service. Permission is requested to operatively connect to the other user. The user is... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing

20090125960 - Dual tuner design utilizing only one input port on a handheld meter: A portable network test meter device for a CATV network is disclosed which permits simultaneous operation of a measurement system including a first tuner and a communication system including a cable modem including a second tuner. Only a single RF input/output port is necessary for connection to the CATV network.... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.

20090125959 - Method and apparatus of cable modem initialization using queue-depth-based band request frame in hfc networks: A cable modem initialization method and apparatus using a queue-depth-based band request frame in a Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) network relates to a method and apparatus of requesting a Cable Modem Transmission System (CMTS) for band allocation so that a cable modem supporting a plurality of transceiving channels may transmit... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090125958 - Method of upgrading a platform in a subscriber gateway device: A method of upgrading a platform in a subscriber gateway device involves remote management. The platform includes an operating system, a management agent, and a management information object. The management agent responds to remote management requests received by the subscriber gateway device. The management information object indicates a service interruption... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090125957 - Stateful dhcpv6 relay agent in a cable modem termination system: A CMTS or other data aggregation component having a DHCPv6 relay agent extracts a Media Access Control (MAC) address of an end device from a data packet received from an end device. A DHCPv6 data frame is created for transmission to a DHCPv6 server. The MAC address may be inserted... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson LLP

20090125961 - Method of combining linear content and interactive content compressed together as streaming interactive video: A method comprising combining Internet linear video together with interactive video content into a single video stream that is compressed and transmitted in the form of streaming interactive video through the Internet to a user client device.... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak

20090125962 - Automatic digital content migration system for theaters: A method for transmitting digital content for a movie theater, the method includes the steps of receiving a schedule of the digital content; determining transmission prioritization requirements for transmission of the digital content according to one or more of either content size, schedule showtime, or network characteristics; and transmitting the... Agent: Frank Pincelli Patent Legal Staff

20090125964 - Device, method and system of switching between frequency channels in wireless communication: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of wireless communication. A method of switching between frequency channels of communication between wireless video communication modules may include, for example, transmitting over a first frequency channel at least one wireless video frame from a first wireless video communication module to a... Agent: Empk & Shiloh, LLP C/o Landon Ip, Inc.

20090125963 - System for establishing a connection between a service centre and a plurality of devices for the reception of television signal: A system for establishing a connection between a service center and a plurality of devices for reception of a television signal, wherein the connection utilizes an electric supply network. The electric supply network is set up as a local area network (LAN) of devices for the reception of the television... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.

20090125966 - Digital cable broadcasting receiver including security module and method for authenticating the same: A digital cable broadcasting receiver and a method of authenticating the digital cable broadcasting receiver, the digital cable broadcasting receiver includes: a security module unit to perform a device authentication process using two-way communication with a Head End (HE) system, and to transmit authentication verification information generated by the device... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP

20090125965 - Method for updating resident software in different appliances and appliances adapted to be updated by same: The invention concerns a method enabling different software versions addressed to different decoders to be mixed in a common stream. The principle consists in defining a unique data format enabling a decoder to be updated from a stream transporting the binary segments of several software versions of the resident software,... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC

20090125967 - Streaming interactive video integrated with recorded video segments: A method comprising executing a program on a server of a server center that generates and streams a user page in the form of streaming interactive video on a display of a user computer connected to the server via the Internet, the user page including a plurality of video windows,... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak

20090125968 - System for combining recorded application state with application streaming interactive video output: An apparatus for recording application state information over time while simultaneous recording application streaming interactive video output. A playback means in which the recorded application video may be played back or the application may be re-executed with the application state information.... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak

20090125969 - Communication signal strength display for tv internet adapter: A wireless signal strength indication is displayed on a TV, representing the signal strength of a wireless link between the Internet and an Internet adapter module providing Internet video to the TV.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20090125970 - Satellite lnb power supply adaptive load: A method of processing an LNB power supply output signal comprising providing an LNB selection signal to select a first of the plurality of LNB signals as the input signal, superimposing a tone onto the LNB selection signal to select a second of the plurality of LNB signals as the... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC

20090125971 - Systems and method of controlling access to media content: A system and method of controlling access to media content are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a viewing request at a set-top box device at a user premises. The method also includes retrieving a permission policy stored at the set-top box device and identifying a wireless device... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lnap Attn: Patent Docketing

  
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20090119693 - Apparatus, system and method for delivering polling and user generated content to disparate communication: Various embodiments of apparatus, systems and/or methods are described for providing user generated content relating to a subject, and collecting polling data relating to the subject, on multiple disparate communication devices. User generated content is received from one or more disparate communication devices and provided for presentation on at least... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department

20090119694 - Audience monitoring of ip multicast stream: The invention concerns a method for measuring a multicast stream audience, said multicast stream being capable of being replicated by collecting equipment towards user terminals subscribing to said multicast stream. Said method includes a step of transmitting, via at least one collecting equipment to a counting platform, and in accordance... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP

20090119695 - Methods and apparatus to collect media exposure information: Methods and apparatus to collect media exposure information are described. An example apparatus includes an identifier card including a plurality of machine readable codes corresponding to one or more media stations and a metering device including a scanner to read a first one of the codes and a memory to... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC

20090119697 - Distribution device, distribution system, and distribution method: A video distribution device that has a distribution judgment reference input function and a distribution judgment function, and can set different viewing limitations for different motion picture titles. Viewing limitations set viewable scenes and unviewable scenes in one motion picture title. Since the range of viewing limitations can be dynamically... Agent: Mattingly, Stanger, Malur & Brundidge, P.C.

20090119698 - System and method for providing controlled access: A method for operating a signal receiver which authorizes controlled access, comprising providing an authentication token device having a predetermined usage limit stored therein, providing a reading device for reading the authentication token device, and for implementing the predetermined usage limit while deauthorizing the authentication token device for use with... Agent: Milde & Hoffberg, LLP

20090119696 - System and method of restricting access to media content: A method of restricting access to content delivered via a video distribution network is disclosed and includes receiving a control stream at a service delivery platform. The control stream is related to media content delivered via a video distribution network. The method also includes parsing the control stream and determining,... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing

20090119699 - System for accessing a television over ip service in an ims architecture network: The invention relates to a system for activating a television over IP (IPTV) service in an IMS architecture network (2) from a terminal (10) of a user subscribing to a television channel provided by said service. According to the invention, the system includes, in the IMS architecture network (2), an... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.

20090119700 - Television receiver and method of operating a server: There is provided a television receiver which comprises a browser for accessing a web site via the internet. The television receiver is arranged to download data represented by the Wireless Markup Language (WML). The television receiver processes the data to output a signal representative of an interactive television image allowing... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

20090119702 - Advertisement and content distribution: A method, a computer readable medium and a system for advertisement and content distribution, comprises a splicer, and a set top box (STB), wherein the splicer is communicably coupled to the STB, wherein the splicer receives content, wherein the splicer receives at least one advertisement, wherein the splicer synchronizes the... Agent: Alcatel Lucent Intellectual Property & Standards

20090119701 - Method, computer program product, and apparatus for delivering information and commands regarding a media program: A method, a computer program product, and apparatus are provided for delivering information and commands regarding a media program. An advertisement is provided that allows a user to request more information about the media program by clicking on or otherwise selecting the advertisement. The information may be based on the... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group

20090119703 - Mosaic of alternate programming during a blackout: In response to a user requesting content that has been blacked out, a mosaic is presented having images or data indicative of alternate programming. The mosaic may contain a plurality of viewports that each includes streaming video of currently available content. In conjunction with or in addition to the viewports,... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing

20090119707 - Automatic channel search method and system thereof: An automatic channel search system for use with a video display apparatus that has multiple video interfaces, in which all the channels of the multiple video interfaces are searched for a signaling channel carrying thereon a signal, and the signaling status and/or non-signaling status the respective channels is recorded. Utilizing... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP

20090119705 - Dynamically configurable video input list for tv: A video input list is presented on a TV with the viewer's most recent or most selected source moved at or near the top of the list. Also, specific and thus informative labels such as “DVD player” and “PVR” can be used in place of generic “HDMI 1”, “video 2”,... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20090119706 - Generation and delivery of stepped-frame content via mpeg transport streams: Systems and methods are disclosed for processing a video data streams having an input adapted for receiving and processing the video signal and rendering an output signal in a digital format, detecting a particular code within an individual frame of the processed signal that identifies the type of frame that... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20090119704 - Method and apparatus to catch up with a running broadcast or stored content: A portion 301-303 of a content stream 300 for a program is automatically summarized using a summarization function mapping the program to a new segment space and depending upon whether the content portion is a beginning, intermediate, or ending portion of the content stream 300. The summary generated also depends... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090119710 - Method and apparatus for enhancing support for user-generated content delivery: A user-generated content (UGC) mobile distribution system supports creation of a personalized and virtual UGC broadcast channel that can be selectively clipped and cached by filtering based inter alia on content descriptors of popularity and freshness. A broadcast service provider can further provide meta data categorization for filtering that is... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20090119709 - Method for providing communication using electronic program guide (epg) and image apparatus using the same: A method for providing communication of an image apparatus, and an image apparatus applying the same are provided. The method includes selecting, using an input device, a program on an Electronic Program Guide (EPG); and inputting, using the input device, a communication request regarding the selected program to an external... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090119711 - Program recording apparatus and preset condition processing method: A program recording apparatus includes an acquiring means, a preset condition storage unit, a determining means, and a notifying means. The acquiring means acquires electronic program guide information. In the preset condition storage unit, a plurality of preset conditions used for retrieving a program from the electronic program guide information... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik

20090119708 - User interface display without output device rendering: System and method for providing accessing to media available through a media output device. The access being facilitated through user interaction with user interface displayed on the media output device. The user interface may be displayed on the media output device without requiring the media output device to support graphical... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090119712 - Method for providing multimedia content list and sub-list, and broadcast receiving apparatus using the same: Methods for providing a multimedia content list and a sub-list and a broadcast receiving apparatus using the methods are provided. The method for providing a multimedia content list includes generating a broadcast program list using electronic program guide (EPG) information, extracting a video file list of video files stored in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090119713 - Selective search and display for categorized channels in a subscriber television system: In a subscriber television system, assigning categories to a channel as an entity reduces the searching requirements associated with searching a database of thousands of individual program records, identifying the channel on which an identified program will be displayed, and then sorting the resultant information. The channel information is searched... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company

20090119714 - Method and system for assigning categories to channels in a subscriber television system: In a subscriber television system, assigning categories to a channel as an entity reduces the searching requirements associated with searching a database of thousands of individual program records, identifying the channel on which an identified program will be displayed, and then sorting the resultant information. The channel information is searched... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley Scientific Atlanta, A Cisco Company

20090119715 - Alternate source conflict resolution: A system and methods for acquiring scheduled television programs with coinciding program times. One method includes initially identifying that a conflict exists to acquire the scheduled television programs. Once the conflict is identified, the method identifies one or more alternate sources that contain the scheduled television programs. Acquisition schedules are... Agent: Vierra Magen/microsoft Corporation

20090119716 - Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders: An interactive television system is provided in which an interactive television application is used to support network-based or local personal video recorder capabilities. A user may use this application to view lists of program listings. The user may select a program listing of interest. The interactive television application may allow... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP

20090119717 - Method and system for utilizing video content to obtain text keywords or phrases for providing content related to links to network-based resources: A method and system is provided for utilizing video content to obtain text keywords or phrases for providing content related links from network-based resources for information related to the video content topics in a video presentation includes: an extractor configured to extract video content, such as the beginning or end... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090119718 - Menuing system for controlling content delivery within a video distribution system: A menuing system for a video distribution system provides an interactive display to allow a user to select and control the delivery of program material. A central host computer processes initial request for service from users and maintains a database of currently available program materials and other system resources. In... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.

20090119719 - Device registration system, server, and terminal device: A device registration system for registering a terminal device for obtaining and using contents in a server that stores contents. The server stores a contents list indicating contents stored and a registration list for registering specific information to the terminal device. The server receives the specific information and transmits the... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.

20090119720 - Rear seat entertainment system: The present rear seat entertainment system provides a second display and interface in the front section of a motor vehicle for control of a media player with a rear mounted first display. The second display shows still video images (or screen shots) from the media player for real time updates... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20090119721 - System and method for interfacing a portable media device with a vehicle information system: An information system suitable for use in cooperation with portable media devices, such as an Apple iPod® digital electronic media device, and methods for manufacturing and using same. The information system provides a user-friendly communication interface for coupling with a portable media device and can perform a plurality of integration... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department

20090119722 - Locating points of interest using references to media frames within a packet flow: In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving a stream of transport packets encapsulating media packets, and generating a reference to the point-of-interest media packet relative to the location of the point-of-interest within the transport packet stream. The reference is generated for each media packet that is identified as a point-of-interest... Agent: Cisco Systems, Inc. Scientific-atlanta, Inc.

20090119724 - System and method for providing conditional access to data in an mhp or dcap broadcast system: A system and method is provided for providing subscribers with conditional access to data receivable across a communications medium in an MHP or OCAP broadcast system (100, 300). The invention can be implemented for use with standard MHP or OCAP receivers, without the need for a backchannel or specialized hardware.... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20090119723 - Systems and methods to play out advertisements: Systems and methods to play out advertisements are described. A system includes a request module to receive a request to render primary content to an output device at a receiving device at an accelerated speed of the primary content. The system also includes a communication module to select secondary content... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/open Tv

20090119725 - Method for providing video telephony using broadcast receiving apparatus: A method for providing video telephony is presented. By the method, a telephone directory of a broadcast receiving apparatus can be updated by receiving a telephone directory of a connected external device is provided. A call request signal can be transmitted to an information communication terminal of the user of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090119726 - Method for providing viewing information for displaying a list of channels viewed by call recipients: A method for providing viewing information is presented. The method includes displaying a call recipient list including at least one call recipient; and displaying a channel being viewed by each call recipient on the call recipient list.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC

20090119727 - Interactive service system, multimedia content transmitting device, multimedia content receiving device, sub-content receiving device, message receiving device, program for controlling interactive service system, program for controlling multimedia content: In an interactive service system (70), a service provider has an AV content creating/transmitting device (72) for transmitting AV content and an AV content related service providing device (75) for receiving a message, and a service requestor has an AV content reproducing device (74) for reproducing the AV content received... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20090119729 - Method for multicasting views of real-time streaming interactive video: A method includes multicasting by a server center of streaming interactive video/audio streams to multiple destinations via an outbound Internet traffic interface. A given video/audio stream is routed to multiple destinations simultaneously. At least one of the video/audio streams is received at a delay buffer of the server center, the... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak

20090119730 - System for combining a plurality of views of real-time streaming interactive video: An apparatus comprises a plurality of servers arranged in a parallel processing configuration to create a plurality of streams of low-latency streaming interactive video. Each server produces a stream of low-latency streaming interactive video. A unit combines the plurality of streams into a new stream of low-latency streaming interactive video.... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak

20090119728 - Tuning resolver: A method and system for supporting media services on devices lacking capabilities to execute reverse transmission communicates necessary to request and/or locate the services. The method and system may be suitable for use with switched broadcast television (SBT) system having unidirectional digital cable products (UDCPs) which are unable to execute... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C.

20090119731 - System for acceleration of web page delivery: A method comprising running a web browser on one or more servers of a service center, and hosting files for a web page on a storage unit associated with the one or more servers. Upon receiving user input from a client device to the web browser at the service center,... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak

20090119733 - Communication error message for tv internet adapter: A communication error message is displayed on a TV when an error is noted on a control data link between the TV and an Internet adapter module connected thereto.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates

20090119732 - Method and system for direct sampled digital and analog demodulator tv receiver with backwards compatibility: A second coaxial-connector may be added to a TV receiver that directly samples digital or analog format TV signals, which may be received via a first coaxial-connector. The second coaxial-connector may enable backwards compatibility with one of plurality of available consumer audiovisual devices, wherein Audio/Video (A/V) analog and/or digital modulation... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd

20090119734 - Distributed cache algorithms and system for time-shifted, and live, peer-to-peer video streaming: Systems, devices and methods for supporting live and time-shifted video streaming via distributed caching of portions of video streams shared in peer-to-peer portions of systems.... Agent: Michael Blaine Brooks, PC

20090119735 - Wideband node in a catv network: A novel node device enables transmission of a wideband signal, in compliance with various acceptable transmission standards and protocols. The signal consists of the legacy spectrum of about 5-860 MHz as well as a new downstream spectrum of about 1000-2000 MHz and a new upstream spectrum of about 2000-3000 MHz... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP

20090119736 - System and method for compressing streaming interactive video: A server center for hosting low-latency streaming interactive audio/video (A/V) includes a plurality of servers that run one or more applications and an inbound routing network that receives packet streams from users via a first network interface and routes the packets to one or more of the servers. The packet... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak

20090119737 - System for collaborative conferencing using streaming interactive video: An apparatus comprising a server that generates a stream of streaming interactive video and/or audio. Means for multicasting the stream to a plurality of client devices accommodating different device video, audio and/or network characteristics, and means for allowing input from one or more of the client devices to control the... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak

20090119738 - System for recursive recombination of streaming interactive video: A plurality of servers whose video output is coupled to video compression apparatus that transmits streaming interactive video to a plurality of users, with a feedback loop whereby the streaming interactive video is recursively combined within the video output of the plurality of servers.... Agent: The Law Offices Of Bradley J. Bereznak

20090119739 - Method and system for downloading and storing interactive device content using the horizontal overscan portion of a video signal: A method and system for decoding and storing encoded control data delivered via the horizontal overscan area of a video signal. An interactive device performs behavior defined by control data encoded into a video signal that can be broadcast or played-back from video tape. The interactive device is equipped with... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

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