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Interactive video distribution systems March listing by industry category 03/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100077420 - Methods and apparatus to detect carrying of a portable audience measurement device: Methods and apparatus to detect carrying of a portable audience measurement device are disclosed herein. An example portable audience measurement device includes a housing; a media detector in the housing to collect media exposure data; an attachment mechanism coupled to the housing to secure the housing to a person; and... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100077421 - Security system and method: A security system and method for detecting the presence of one or more persons in a location, by: directing a light source in the direction of the location; detecting reflections of the light source from the location by a light detector in order to form an image representing the one... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100077422 - Interactive broadcast system and method: The present invention provides a system and method for providing interactive broadcasting of a video or TV content wherein users viewing the interactive broadcast content received from a broadcasting service by means of transceiver and display means are able to provide feedbacks relating to said video or TV content any... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100077424 - Methods and apparatus to distinguish a signal originating from a local device from a broadcast signal: Methods and apparatus to distinguish a signal originating from a local device from a broadcast signal are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes analyzing a first predetermined characteristic of a video component of the audio-video signal to generate a first indication of the source of the audio-video signal, analyzing a... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100077423 - Receiving apparatus and control method: The present invention provides a receiving apparatus for receiving digital broadcast having a plurality of channels including a transition unit configured to transit a mode for controlling channel selection from a normal mode to a warning mode in the case that a determining unit determines that the broadcasting program is... Agent: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman P.C. John J Torrente
20100077425 - Digital television signal for receiving psip data, method of processing digital television signal, and digital television receiver: A digital television signal for receiving program and system information protocol (PSIP) data, a method for processing the digital television signal, and a digital television receiver are disclosed. The digital television signal used in the digital television receiver in order to receive a program system information protocol (PSIP) data from... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100077427 - Apparatus and methods for multi-stage multiplexing in a network: Methods and apparatus for performing multiplexing of video or other content (e.g., programs) within a network using feed-back from a subsequent digital program insertion stage, and/or feed-forward information from a prior multiplexing stage. In one embodiment, the network comprises a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) cable network having headend and hub-based... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates, PC
20100077426 - Method of broadcasting audio and video data over a time-slicing network, an audio and video data processor and a dvb-h system: An apparatus, a method of transmitting data having audio and video content over a broadcast network employing time-slicing, a DVB-H system and an audio and video data processor. In one embodiment the method includes: (1) identifying points of a data stream corresponding to a beginning of each time-slice of a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20100077428 - Method and apparatus for providing supplemental content with video media: The present invention discloses a method and apparatus which processes video media with associated meta data, and filters the meta data according to viewer interests. Meta data which relates to viewer interests is presented to the viewer.... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A. Ibm-rsw
20100077429 - System and method for providing multimedia service: The present invention relates to a system and method for providing a multimedia service, which support event based home network service mobility through a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. The system for providing a multimedia service, includes a RFID tag, and a home server for performing a login authentication operation... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100077430 - Device for ip tv channel selection: The present invention is related to a device (1) for assisted channel selection in an IPTV system comprising a selection engine (2) arranged for outputting a channel change command corresponding to a selected channel. The device comprises means for receiving a plurality of channel change requests from a group of... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100077431 - User interface having zoom functionality: A user interface having zoom functionality is described. In an implementation, a user interface is displayed having representations of a plurality of content. Each of the representations is formed using a respective picture-in-picture stream of respective content. When an input is received to select a particular one of the representations,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100077432 - Methods and apparatus for presenting supplemental information in an electronic programming guide: The various embodiments described herein facilitate the display of television guide information to a user simultaneously with supplemental content related to the guide information. An electronic programming guide is initially displayed in first and second portions of a display menu. Responsive to a user selections the size of the display... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department
20100077433 - Multi-panel television browsing: A method includes displaying program content from a subscription television service on a display and receiving a signal to initiate a multi-panel browsing mode on the display. The method further includes sending, to a server, a top program request for the subscription television service and receiving top program information from... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100077434 - Three dimensional light electronic programming guide: A method and apparatus of displaying an Electronic Programming Guide (EPG). In one embodiment, an EPG is displayed in a three dimensional virtual mesh, in which independent objects representing television programs are situated. The simplified nature of the three dimensional EPG reduces the amount of processing necessary to display it.... Agent: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
20100077435 - System and method for smart trick mode display: A system and method for smart trick mode display which is aware of content and metadata, user context and user interests, and selects frames to display during trick mode that may be of interest to the user, and filters frames that the user might not wish to see even inadvertently.... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20100077436 - Synchronized home and vehicle audio visual system and method: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller to update a profile of preferences and recordings maintained at a central server when a user modifies preferences and recordings at a customer premises at a digital video recorder (DVR) or set top box (STB)... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100077437 - Vehicle entertainment system with video surround: A vehicle entertainment system includes an image capture system, an image processing and storage system, and a user interface. The image capture system includes at least one interior camera adapted and positioned to capture images of at least one location within the vehicle. The image processing and storage system is... Agent: Panasonic Automotive System Company Of America
20100077438 - Apparatus and method for obtaining media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to receive a request for media content from a set top box of an Internet Protocol Television System, perform a search of one or more storage devices associated with other set top... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100077439 - Method of generating a modification signal and infographic sequence, corresponding source signal, infographic sequence, broadcasting method and device and management system: A method and apparatus are provided for generating a modification signal intended to be used in a method of broadcasting an infographic sequence by a reproduction apparatus. The method includes inserting, into the modification signal, modification information relating to modifiable infographic compositions included in a modifiable infographic sequence. The modification... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100077440 - Apparatus and method for distributing media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to receive a digital signal representative of media content where the digital signal includes a main profile version of the media content and one or more lower profile versions of the media... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100077441 - Buffering content on a handheld electronic device: A handheld device receives a wireless RF transmission that includes multiple video streams and buffers all video streams or selected video streams based on an identification of video streams to buffer. The device might also buffer all or selected audio streams or other real-time data content that is received in... Agent: Vierra Magen Marcus & Deniro LLP
20100077442 - Communication control device and communication control method in audio visual device system, and television receiver: When disconnection of an audio visual device from an audio visual device system is detected, a control unit in a communication control device performs control for causing an audio visual device that has not acquired a logical address corresponding to a device type thereof among a plurality of audio visual... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100077443 - Electronic system and method for driving electronic device: An electronic system and a method for driving an electronic device are disclosed. The method for driving the electronic device includes steps as follows. A storage medium is provided. The storage medium has a file system accessible by a BIOS and stores program codes for driving the electronic device. Then,... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100070987 - Mining viewer responses to multimedia content: Viewers of a multimedia program are monitored to detect responses. Time data is stored with the responses and compared to responses from other viewers at the same time in the multimedia program. A viewer type is determined based on the responses. Further multimedia programs may be offered to the viewer... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing
20100070988 - Systems and methods for measuring an audience: Systems and methods for measuring an audience by: directing a light source in the direction of the audience; detecting reflections of the light source from the audience by a light detector in order to form an image representing the audience eyes; and analyzing the image received on the light detector... Agent: The Law Office Of Michael E. Kondoudis
20100070989 - System and method for identity verification and access control using a cellular/wireless device with audiovisual playback capabilities: A system and method for qualifying a user of a service or product, a reference source of data, a source of user data, and a qualifying module that compares the data from such reference source to the data from said user data to see if there is a match, in... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100070990 - Reception device, control method, and program: The present invention relates to a reception device, a control method, and a program that are configured to surely restrict an operation that can be executed by each user. Operating user identification block 142 identifies, on the basis of user identifier for identifying a user, an operating user who operates... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100070991 - conditional access system: A conditional access system comprising a host configured to receive an incoming data stream and to supply this incoming data stream to a conditional access module, the conditional access module being configured to process the incoming data stream and to provide a corresponding output stream to the host, characterized in... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100070993 - Advertisements in an end-user controlled playback environment: This invention discloses a method for displaying advertisements transmitted to a user unit, the method includes receiving, at the user unit, at least one advertisement tagged with a delay tag indicating whether display of the at least one advertisement can be delayed and only if the delay tag allows delaying... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20100070992 - Media stream generation based on a category of user expression: Systems and methods of media stream generation based on categories of user expression are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method includes receiving input selecting at least one category from a plurality of categories of expression. Each of the plurality of categories is descriptive of a type of expression made by... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing
20100070994 - Emergency alert signaling method and digital cable broadcast system: A digital cable broadcast system includes a broadcast receiver, a broadcast transmitter, and an alternative data receiver. The broadcast transmitter transmits a new emergency alert message associated with an emergency alert event if the broadcast receiver is not plugged into a power supply. More particularly, the transmitter transmits a status... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100070995 - System and method of rendering advertisements by employing switching-on screen of television: Method and system are disclosed to render targeted advertisement to a user by employing a television terminal, which is connected to an advertising server through a computing device. Furthermore, a remote control integrated with a sensory system that senses the user's action of holding the device is disclosed. A signal... Agent: Yang Pan Intellectual Power Pte Ltd
20100070996 - System and method for inserting advertisement in contents of video program: The invention provides a system and method for inserting advertising in a video program, wherein appropriate advertisements are displayed at scheduled times in the process of a video program, characterized by matching image frames of a video program with object information and providing matching scores when an object information corresponding... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100070997 - System for managing media presentations: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a remote controller adapted to present a graphical user interface (GUI) with a first portion for selecting one or more set-top boxes (STBs) and one or more user accounts, and with a second portion corresponding to a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100070998 - Set-top box and program browsing method thereof: A set-top box (STB) includes a memory, a first tuner, a second tuner, and a decoder. The first tuner is configured for playing a current program on a current channel when in play mode, and for locking one or more subsequent channels after the current channel, and storing the intra... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100071000 - Graphical electronic programming guide: Disclosed systems and methods present a graphics based electronic programming guide (EPG) that organizes available content in radial fashion on a display. Which content appears on a screen shot of the EPG may be determined using rating data, user preferences or collaborative filtering. Through collaborative filtering, disclosed embodiments may predict... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing
20100070999 - Moderated interactive media sessions: Systems and methods to provide interactive moderated collaborative sessions are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes receiving a media stream and associating moderator controls with the media stream to create an interactive media session. The interactive media session enables multiple remote users to interact with... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing
20100071002 - Broadcast receiver for displaying explanation of terminology included in digital caption and method for processing digital caption using the same: A broadcast receiver and a method for processing a digital caption using the same. A broadcast receiver receives a broadcast signal containing digital caption information, searches for an explanation of terminology to be explained if terminology in the digital caption information is included in a list of terminology to be... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100071001 - Method and apparatus for searching epg: Provided are a method and apparatus for rapidly and exactly searching an electronic program guide (EPG) for a desired program. Even when only a program search command is input, program representative titles detected from an EPG are display in a sequential order based on a user command (e.g., in hangeul... Agent: Ked & Associates, LLP
20100071003 - Content personalization: A method for dynamic real-time content personalization and display, including collecting data about at least one viewer in the vicinity of a content presentation device, identifying the at least one viewer from the collected data, locating content associated with the identified at least one viewer, and automatically presenting the located... Agent: Soquel Group, LLC
20100071004 - Methods and apparatus for providing multiple channel recall on a television receiver: The various embodiments described herein provide methods and apparatus for providing multiple channel recall on a television receiver. A television receiver stores multiple previously viewed channels for selective recall by a user. The previously viewed channels are each associated with a viewing duration of the channel. The previously viewed channels... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department
20100071005 - Program recommendation apparatus: A program recommendation apparatus includes a scene attribute extraction unit (24, 32) for extracting attributes of scenes included in audio-video content, a frequency distribution obtaining unit (25, 15) for counting occurrence frequencies of the scene attributes extracted scene by scene to obtain the frequency of each extracted attribute, and a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100071006 - Broadcast receiving apparatus and method for providing and receiving an edited broadcast thereof: A broadcast receiving apparatus which receives a received broadcast and a method for providing an edited broadcast using the same are provided. A broadcast receiving apparatus includes a broadcast reception unit which receives a received broadcast; an input unit which receives an editing command for editing the received broadcast; and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100071007 - Method and apparatus for control of a set-top box/digital video recorder using a mobile device: One embodiment may take the form of a method and apparatus for controlling a set-top box (STB) or digital video recorder (DVR) through a mobile device. The STB may be configured to provide a reminder message to the mobile device of a user to notify the user that a particular... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Echostar Technologies, L.L.C.
20100071008 - System and method for transmitting an animated figure: A system and a method for transmitting an animated figure between a transmitter and a receiver receives frameworks of animated figures over a communication network. The transmitter receives a selected framework, and an ID of an animated figure, extracts feature points from the selected framework, packages coordinate values of the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100071009 - Six port linear network single wire multi switch transceiver: A fluid sensor comprises a sensor housing (12), a sensor package (14), an actuator (16) and a switch (18). The sensor package (14) is disposed within the sensor housing (12) and includes first and second screens and at least one sensing membrane. The sensing membrane is disposed between the first... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100071010 - Method, device and system of generating a clock signal corresponding to a wireless video transmission: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of wireless video communication. Some embodiments include a wireless video receiver to receive a wireless video transmission including data representing pixels of a video frame and a synchronization signal indicative of a beginning of the video frame, the wireless receiver including a... Agent: Eitan Mehulal Law Group
20100071011 - Systems and methods for receiving device health management: Various embodiments facilitate the management of receiving device health. One embodiment provides a receiving device health manager that identifies receiving devices having degraded operational states, based on operational state data received from those receiving devices. The receiving device health manager may further determine and initiate corrective actions with respect to... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100071013 - Identifying events of interest within video content: Instant messages sent by a viewer of a video while the video is perceivable to the viewer may be monitored. An event of interest occurring in the video may be identified based on the monitored instant messages. Metadata that describes the event of interest may be generated and assigned to... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100071012 - System and method for determining a cache arrangement: In an IPTV network, one or more caches may be provided at the network nodes for storing video content in order to reduce bandwidth requirements. Video content titles may be stored in the cache in accordance with a calculated cache arrangement that minimizes the total incremental transport cost of the... Agent: Rg And Associates
20100071015 - Apparatus for video and audio reproduction: According to an embodiment, displays a message displaying area is able to utilized as a messenger function and a schedule displaying area is able to utilized as a scheduler function in a display device of a television function part based on control information and setting information analyzed by an advanced... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100071014 - Method and system for distributing media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box operating from an interactive television (iTV) communication system having a controller to receive from the iTV communication system media content with metadata, record the media content, detect in the metadata a description of the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100071016 - Method of measuring a similarity degree of digital video contents, method of managing video contents using the same and management system for video contents using the method of managing video contents: A method of measuring a similarity degree of digital video contents is provided as follows. Firstly, scene conversion of a video content is detected to divide the video content into a plurality of scenes. Then, a first scene feature is extracted from a first scene of the divided scenes. Thereafter,... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100071017 - Distributing video assets: Video assets (501) are distributed to browsing clients (106) to (108) from a server (104). Source video clips are received from an originator (101) and assembled into a contiguous video asset. The contiguous video asset is divided into asset portions of substantially similar length and an example video frame (502)... Agent: James C. Wray
20100071018 - Wireless video transmission device, wireless video reception device, wireless communication system, and cec message transmission method used therefor: After fixing the physical address of a wireless video transmission device to a route address or the like, it is possible to shorten the switchover time by having a conversion table provided that maps the physical addresses on the wireless video reception device side, since it does not occur that... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100071019 - Efficient mobile receiver autoprogramming: A mobile receiver is programmed with available channels by initially searching for all potentially available channels and autoprogramming the receiver with channels that are detected by the receiver. Subsequently, only potentially available channels that have not been programmed into the receiver are searched for to reduce autoprogramming time when, e.g.,... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100071020 - Systems and methods for distributing software for a host device in a cable system: Flexible systems and methods are disclosed that may be used for provisioning, configuring, and controlling a host embodied in a cable set top box or other digital device attached to a digital communication network, such as cable distribution network. An enhanced services system maintains various host files for various types... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100071021 - System for controlling media presentations: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a remote controller that manages operations of a set-top box (STB) having a radio frequency (RF) transceiver, a user interface (UI) with one or more components, and a controller operably coupled to the RF transceiver and the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100071022 - Event display controlled byinteractive digital tv application: An event display device or panel (108) wirelessly receives, for display in real time (220), content that a television or set-top box has parsed (210) from a program of interest embodied in digital broadcast signal (112). In another embodiment, notification is formed by parsed out content that it represents a... Agent: Head, Johnson & Kachigian
20100071023 - Low noise block control circuit: One embodiment may take the form of a control circuit that provides a combined power signal and control signal to an LNB of a satellite system. The control circuit output may be transmitted to an LNB by a set-top box (STB) such that the STB may control the LNB. The... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Echostar Technologies, L.L.C.03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100064304 - Terminal apparatus, charging method, and charging program: The present invention provides a terminal apparatus that charges an appropriate amount of money according to the usage of individual users without using a network. A terminal apparatus reproduces content in response to a reproduction request from a user. The terminal apparatus includes a charging management unit that charges for... Agent: Mitchell P. Brook Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
20100064305 - System and method of detecting unauthorized content usage: In one embodiment the present invention includes a system for identifying an unauthorized display of content. The system includes a preprocessor, an inserter, an observation device, and a subscriber information device. The preprocessor device preprocesses the content for subsequent insertion of semi-visible information. The inserter device inserts a semi-visible watermark... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.
20100064306 - Method and system for broadcasting media content based on user input: Methods and systems enable mobile TV providers to select programs for broadcast based on viewer preference indications or votes. Information regarding candidate programs or content may be broadcast and displayed on mobile devices. A voting user interface may receive viewer preferences or votes and transmit vote information to the mobile... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100064307 - Methods and systems for enabling interactivity in a mobile broadcast network: Methods and systems enable viewers of mobile TV to interact and communicate with one another in real time regarding programs being viewed. Viewers may search other viewers on the mobile TV system. Viewers may invite other viewers to join them in viewing a program or to chat. Viewers may write... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100064309 - Broadcast signal transmitting device: The declared object to concern to the devices which are carrying out sale of audio-video of the information and an interactive announcement. The purpose of offered utility model is the possibility: increases of quantity of speakers and consumers, interactive interaction of the speaker and the consumer, carrying out of payments... Agent: Kile Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus
20100064308 - Method and apparatus for constrained distribution of television program material: A method of distributing video program material, includes receiving a first multi-program transport stream (MPTS) containing multiple video services and distribution constraint data specifying at least one of the video services, and creating a second transport stream that contains at least the specified video service and complies with at least... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20100064310 - Broadcast receiving apparatus and method for controlling the same: The present invention relates to an apparatus capable of transmitting video data to a display panel. The apparatus includes a managing unit configured to manage history information on a program transmitted to individual display panels in association with display panel information, a first determination unit configured to determine whether the... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100064311 - Bd-live interface to the distribution supply chain: A method and device for the provision of enhanced media content distribution over a network. The method enables content providers, advertisers, and consumers to benefit from targeted advertising and promotions. The precise targeting for advertising and promotions are gleaned from consumer information provided by the system as to their geographic... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center
20100064312 - Method, appraratus and system for playout device control and optimization: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, apparatus and system for the control and optimization of playout devices such as displays and speakers. In various embodiments of the present invention, high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) applications are provided for communication between a control device and a content playout device... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100064316 - Method for reducing channel change times and synchronizing audio/video content during channel change: A digital A/V apparatus provides reduced channel changes times and maintains synchronization between audio and video content during a channel change event. According to an exemplary embodiment, the digital A/V apparatus includes at least one signal receiver for receiving a first audio stream, a first video stream and a second... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100064313 - Portal for future episode information: A device receives, from a set-top box (STB) and/or a user device, usage information associated with video content, and determines a content portal for a particular video content based on the received usage information. The device also provides, to the STB and/or the user device, the content portal for display,... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100064314 - System and method for managing storage capacity on a digital video recorder: An Internet protocol television system includes a server that records content on a set-top box, determines storage capacity utilization, and when utilization is greater than a threshold, prompts to select other content on the storage device to be deleted.... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lna Attn: Patent Docketing
20100064315 - Television system and method for providing computer network-based video: A television system and method for providing computer network-based video. Various aspects may, for example, comprise a television system and method for providing both standard television video combined with computer network-based video, serially and/or concurrently. Various aspects may also comprise a user interface system and method for interacting with a... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20100064318 - Electronic device and display method thereof: An electronic device provides an electronic program guide, viewable on a screen providing a plurality of display areas. The electronic program guide includes a plurality of first options, a main option, and a plurality of second options. When one of the first options is selected, first sub-options of the selected... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100064317 - Method and apparatus for playing back a program: This invention provides a method and apparatus for playing back a program, and the program is being broadcast. Firstly, receiving a request on the program being broadcast for playing back a section of the program in non-real-time mode from a subscriber; acquiring a corresponding internet address according to information in... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100064319 - Multiplex transmission interface method of electronic service guide: The present invention discloses an electronic service guide multiplex transmission interface method comprising: Step S102 in which an electronic service guide system generates electronic service guide broadcasting data according to system configuration data and the electronic service guide broadcasting data is sent to a multiplexer via a interface; the step... Agent: Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
20100064320 - Integrating data on program popularity into an on-screen program guide: A subscriber to a digital cable or satellite TV service generally has available to them an on-screen program guide. The program guide lists programming (e.g., TV shows) that are available to the subscriber for a certain upcoming time period, typically two weeks. The programming guide may sort the listings by... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100064321 - System and method for processing electronic program guide based on really simple syndication feed: An RSS (really simple syndication) feed based EPG (electronic program guide) processing system includes: a plurality of user devices; a plurality of television program servers for providing EPG information of television channels via the Internet; and an EPG processing server for receiving a user's demand from a user device and... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20100064322 - Apparatus, method, and program for information processing and recording medium for the same: An information processing apparatus includes: transmission means for transmitting information on an input character to an information managing apparatus along with identification information identifying a process associated with a screen on which the character is input, the information being transmitted as a request for conversion of the input character; reception... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100064323 - Digital broadcasting system and data processing method: The present invention relates to a digital broadcasting system and a processing data method thereof. The present invention includes acquiring a first ensemble providing service guide information for mobile service data from a broadcast signal in which the mobile service data and main service data are multiplexed, acquiring, from the... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100064324 - Dynamic video source selection: A Dynamic Video Source Selection (DVSS) component that can be implemented in a physical or virtual STB that is capable of presenting a high quality service and consistent navigational paradigm to the viewer, while detecting, selecting, and presenting the best quality programming possible based upon the current position of the... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100064325 - Community-based recommendation engine: A community-based recommendation engine is provided. In one example embodiment, a system to provide community-based recommendation engine comprises a recommendation detector and a decision module. The recommendation detector is configured to receive, at a viewer's system, a recommendation for a content item from a contact of a viewer. The decision... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100064326 - Band rejection filter capable of reducing harmonics and related satellite signal receiver: A band rejection filter capable of reducing harmonics includes a first signal end, a second signal end, a high pass filter coupled between the first signal end and the second signal end for performing high pass filtering on signals transmitted between the first signal end and the second signal end,... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20100064327 - Aircraft communications system with video file library and associated methods: A video file system for an aircraft carrying a person having a personal electronic device (PED) for displaying video files includes a ground-based video server and an aircraft-based video system. The ground-based video server stores video files, with each video file being updatable from an available status to an unavailable... Agent: Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath & Gilchrist P.A.
20100064328 - Communication system and method: A media device comprising: a memory storing a communication client application; a processor, coupled to the memory and operable to execute the communication client application, wherein the client application is programmed so as when executed to allow a user to establish a call with one or more other users via... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100064329 - Communication system and method: A television receiver system and corresponding method, the television receiver system comprising: a television receiver for receiving broadcast television signals, signal processing apparatus operable to process the received television signals for output to a television screen, and a control device allowing a user to select a viewing activity by controlling... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100064330 - Bidirectional signal transmission apparatus and method: The present invention relates a bidirectional signal transmission apparatus and method, wherein said apparatus comprises a processor unit connected in signal communication with an Ethernet, an RF modulation/demodulation unit, and an RF frequency conversion unit connected in signal communication with a coaxial cable network. The data signal input from the... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100064331 - Hybrid premium terrestrial television service: A method for the provision of a hybrid premium television platform using terrestrial broadcasting. The system allows for enhanced services to subscribers using a terrestrial broadcast signal. The enhanced services are similar to those enjoyed by more expensive providers such as cable and satellite television providers.... Agent: Donn K. Harms Patent & Trademark Law Center
20100064333 - Communication system and method: A media appliance and corresponding method, the media appliance comprising a video signal source such as a TV receiver, and signal processing apparatus for generating a corresponding sequence of frames for output to a screen. The appliance comprises a client application programmed to capture one of the frames and use... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100064334 - Communication system and method: A method of transmitting video data comprising: establishing a bidirectional video channel between a first terminal and a second terminal in a packet-based communication network; beginning a live, face-to-face video call over the established channel by generating first video data from a video camera of the first terminal, transmitting the... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100064336 - Method and network device for implementing iptv streaming service in ims: A method, a network device, and a terminal device for implementing an IPTV streaming service in an IMS are provided. The method for implementing the IPTV streaming service includes: receiving IPTV streaming service switching request information, where the IPTV streaming service switching request information is carried in a SIP signaling;... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100064332 - Systems and methods for presenting media content obtained from multiple sources: Systems and methods integrate media content provided by any number of different sources for presentation on a television or other external display. A network interface to a digital network and a display interface to the external display is provided. A processor is configured to receive the media content from each... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100064335 - Virtual set-top box: A virtual set-top box (vSTB) for executing a middleware component, designed originally for use with the physical STB, including emulating hardware capabilities of the physical STB to process IPTV content received over a connection for presenting the IPTV content on a display of the electronic device.... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100064337 - System and method for central management of network and storage resources for a video surveillance system: System and method for central managing of network and storage resources by dynamically receiving over a network bit rate parameters related to video processing units of one or more edge devices and dynamically adjusting a bit rate of one of the processing units based on required bit rates of the... Agent: Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer, LLP
20100064338 - Broadcast monitoring system and method: A media play traffic system is disclosed. The media play traffic system includes at least one hub at least partially remote from at least two media play points, and a normalizer associated with the hub, wherein said normalizer normalizes data inputs for the at least two media play points, wherein... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
20100064339 - Method and apparatus for multiple audio outputs: A method for transmitting audio signals. The method of transmitting audio signals may include separately transmitting a video signal and an audio signal. Further, the method of transmitting audio signals may include transmitting a first video signal and a first audio signal to one component, transmitting a second video signal... Agent: Dorsey & Whitney LLP On Behalf Of Echostar Technologies, L.L.C.03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20100058375 - Method and system for providing usage information for a set-top box: A method and system for providing usage information for a set-top box is disclosed. An embodiment is disclosed that receives a request for usage information for a set-top box and the usage information has media content received by the set-top box, queries a database with a query based upon the... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100058376 - Multimedia content viewing confirmation: Disclosed herein is a computer implemented method and system for confirming that a viewer viewed multimedia content on a client device. A multimedia content owner uploads multimedia content on a server. The client device receives the multimedia content from the server and plays the multimedia content on a display screen... Agent: Ashok Tankha
20100058377 - Methods and apparatus for an enhanced media context rating system: Methods, apparatus, systems and computer program products are provided for an improved media content rating system. The rating system herein disclosed is highly-granular in nature, in that, the rating system allows for ratings to be based on the number of times that portions, segments, clips of the media file are... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20100058378 - Computer-cost subsidizing method: A computer-cost subsidizing method wherein an interface medium (30) targets commercial advertisements for each household (10) based on, and consistent with, that household's television-viewing profile. The targeted advertisements are chosen from a pool of promotions provided by a plurality of commercial enterprises (40). The money paid by the commercial enterprises... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20100058379 - Method and system for selecting a movie for viewing: A movie selection method and system is provided for selecting a movie for viewing. The method includes displaying a plurality of movie titles over a network, each one of the plurality of movie titles corresponding to a candidate movie. The method further includes receiving at least one vote corresponding to... Agent: Ibm Corporation
20100058381 - Methods and apparatus for dynamic construction of personalized content: Systems and techniques for delivering custom created content to users. As programming content is delivered to a user, the content selected for delivery is continuously monitored. When a point is reached in the delivered content appropriate for delivery of custom created content such as an advertisement, stored user information is... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Pg
20100058380 - Methods, computer program products, and apparatus for receiving targeted content based on locally stored user data: Targeted content is delivered to and received by at least one user device based on user information stored locally at the user device. Program content and targeted content are received. The targeted content received is associated with user information stored locally on the user device, while the program content is... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058383 - Method and apparatus for distributing consumer advertisements: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box (STB) having a controller to present a plurality of advertisement categories, detect a selection of one of the plurality of advertisement categories, present an advertisement template associated with the selected advertisement category, detect a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058382 - Methods, computer program products, and apparatus for providing targeted content based on user data: Targeted content associated with user information stored in a database within a network in communication with a user device is received along with program content. A determination by a scanning process is made at what position or at what time in the program content to include the targeted content. The... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058384 - System and methods for television integrated surround sound systems: Systems and methods for audio-video entertainment systems comprising a television and surround sound system integrating the television in the audio broadcast and/or the control of the surround sound system. More particularly, in one embodiment, an audio-video entertainment system includes a television and surround sound system incorporating the television speaker as... Agent: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLPIPProsecution Department
20100058386 - Method and apparatus for tuning a digital television channel: There is provided a method and apparatus for tuning a digital television channel. More specifically, in one embodiment, there is provided a method comprising receiving a request to access a first digital television channel, downloading a first program map table associated with a frequency of the first digital television channel,... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
20100058387 - Method for updating structured data broadcast in loop to mobile terminals: A method for the acquisition of structured data to be memorized by a terminal, the structured data being periodically broadcasted in the form of sets of structured data flows, the method comprising: receiving a starting data flow available at an address known by the terminal and comprising information for accessing... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100058385 - System and method for detecting closed captioning and creating a closed captioning electronic programming guide: A set-top box device includes a detector module and an electronic programming guide module. The detector module is configured to detect a closed captioning flag in a video stream, and to cache electronic programming guide information for the video stream if the video stream includes the closed captioning flag. The... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lna Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058388 - Display processing apparatus, display processing method, and computer program product: According to one embodiment, an display processing apparatus includes a display module, an operation receiver, a relation calculator, a display information generator, and a display controller. The display module displays a content list indicating contents of an identical type. The operation receiver receives operation to select a key content from... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100058389 - Display control apparatus, display control method and communication system: A client device includes a display control unit for setting a current time line indicating a current time on the display screen to divide the display screen into a fixed region and a moving region across the current time line as boundary, for moving a program object set in the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100058390 - Content item recommendation: A content item recommendation system comprises a recommender (203) which generates a set of recommendations for content items available through a first content item distribution system. A coordination processor (205) determines an availability characteristic for a set of content items available through a second content item distribution system of a... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20100058391 - System and method for accommodation of digital and analog channel number conflicts: There is provided a system and method for accommodation of digital and analog channel number conflicts. More specifically, in one embodiment, there is provided a method, comprising detecting an analog video signal with a channel number, detecting a digital video signal with the channel number, storing the analog video signal... Agent: Fletcher Yoder P.C.
20100058392 - Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same: A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of active and inactive channels contained in the virtual channel table. At a receiver, the virtual channel table transmitted from the transmitting side is parsed,... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100058395 - Method and system for providing a content notification for a set-top box: A method and system for providing a content notification for a set-top box is disclosed. An embodiment is disclosed that receives security information at a web portal and the security information has identification information for a user assigned to a set-top box, services a request to create a content notification... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100058394 - Method and system for providing a reminder notification for a set-top box: A method and system for providing a reminder notification for a set-top box is disclosed. An embodiment is disclosed that determines a reminder notification rule for a recipient with at least one descriptor of media content received by a set-top box, queries a database for one or more selections of... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100058393 - Switched digital video broadcast scheduler: A method of reducing channel change requests received by a switched network system includes communicating recording schedules from subscriber devices to a broadcast scheduler and creating or modifying a broadcast schedule based on the recording schedules. A system for avoiding message storms within a broadcasting network includes subscriber devices, a... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20100058397 - Aggregation of retailers for televised media programming product placement: For electronic commerce, selected items are tracked in a database and are made available for purchase by interactions with a customer. The construction and maintenance of the database may be summarized by three general steps. The first general step in the construction of the electronic commerce site is the establishment... Agent: Altera Law Group, LLC
20100058396 - Apparatus and method for managing a network: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set top box having a controller to present bandwidth adjustments options for customer premises equipment comprising the set top box where the bandwidth adjustments options include a bandwidth limit for the customer premises equipment, receive a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058398 - Method for providing access to media content through a server: A system for providing devices such as WCDs, televisions, stereos, video game systems, etc. access to media content through an entity such as a web server. In accordance with at least one embodiment, UPnP or DLNA compliant devices may utilize a user's home network to access a user's media library... Agent: Ditthavong Mori & Steiner, P.C.
20100058399 - Method and antenna system for satellite lock-on by channel selection: A method for satellite lock-on in an antenna system by channel selection is initiated by receiving a channel selection signal. The channel selection signal is flagged to retrieve satellite parameters corresponding to the selected channel from a pre-stored satellite channel table which provides a correlation among the channels, the bands... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100058400 - Managing access to high definition content: A system and method for managing access to high definition (HD) content includes a master customer premises equipment (CPE) device enabled for prioritizing conflicting requests for HD content based on predefined priority settings associated with a plurality of client CPE devices. Access to HD content by the client CPE devices... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058403 - Distributing on-demand multimedia content: A disclosed method of distributing multimedia content to end users in a multimedia content distribution network includes segmenting time in a series of intervals referred to herein as limited-chain relay (LCR) intervals. The LCR intervals may have a duration of time T although an LCR interval may be terminated before... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Jw Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058404 - Fulfilling extended video on demand customer content requests: Systems and methods are disclosed for a user to initiate a request for program content to a cable services provider wherein the program content is not stored locally at the cable service provider. The cable services provider headend queries a librarian as to a location from which the content may... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100058402 - System and method for tailored video-on-demand catalogs: A video-on-demand server, having a plurality of audiovisual assets stored in association therewith, and an application server module, are interconnected with a first group of consumer premises equipment associated with a first group of subscribers and a second group of consumer premises equipment associated with a second group of subscribers,... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP Suite 205
20100058401 - Throttling video on demand (vod) based on usage: A device receives, from one or more of a set-top box (STB) or a user device, usage information associated with video content and high definition video content, and calculates a cost factor, based on the usage information, for a customer associated with one or more of the STB or the... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100058406 - System and method for content communication: A system such as a multicast VOD system communicates content, e.g., delivers content or receives content, responsive to a user request for content and according to a schedule adapted to a user-specified acceptable latency for content delivery. The schedule may be modified to minimize initiation of delivery of content in... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100058405 - Systems and methods for distributing video on demand: A method of receiving content includes joining an in-progress multicast stream to receive a first portion of a content. The method further includes sending a request to a peer for a catch-up portion of the content, the request including a deadline for delivery of the content, and receiving the catch-up... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lna Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058409 - Audio and video testing methodology: A centralized audio video testing system utilizes a remote client device. The remote client device includes a decoder, a renderer, a media engine, a video capture module and a frame module. The decoder receives a transmitted video stream from a video streaming server and to generate a decoded video stream.... Agent: Wilmerhale/boston
20100058408 - System and method for providing outbound telephone calls via a set-top box: A system and method for providing outbound telephone calling through an integrated set-top box includes a telephone connection, a media signal connection, and a modem. A user may input a telephone number to the set-top box to initiate an outbound telephone call. The set-top box modem dials the telephone number... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100058407 - System and method for set-top box base station integration: A system for conducting a voice call includes a set-top box operable to control the selection of a television channel for display on a television. The set-top box is also operable to initiate a voice call in response to a selection of a user-interface displayed on the television. The system... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100058413 - Apparatus and method for providing audio and/or video data for iptv: A method for providing audio and/or video data for Internet Protocol Television includes receiving source material. Encoded source data is generated by encoding the source material in a target format. The encoded source data is transmitted to a memory that is configured to output the encoded source data.... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100058410 - System and method for self management of a live web event: A system, method, and computer program for self management of a live web event is provided. In exemplary embodiments, an individual associated with a channel may schedule a web event. Upon scheduling, a user, such as one or more presenters, may be provided a management interface through which content may... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20100058411 - System and method supporting dynamic delivery of program time tables and broadcast programs: A broadcast program providing apparatus and method for supporting dynamic delivery of program timetables and broadcast programs are provided. The apparatus includes a broadcast time organizer generating a third broadcast timetable by organizing broadcast times using a first broadcast timetable obtained by organizing broadcast times of first broadcast programs provided... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100058415 - Method and system for communication with a set-top box: A method and system for communication with a set-top box is disclosed. An embodiment is disclosed that receives security information and the security information has identification information for a user assigned to a set-top box, services a request to create a notification preference for the set-top box in response to... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100058417 - Method and system for providing a social notification for a set-top box: A method and system for providing a social notification for a set-top box is disclosed. An embodiment is disclosed that determines media content received by a set-top box and the media content selected for display by a first member of a social network, determines a social notification preference associated with... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100058416 - Method and system for providing a web-based content feed for a set-top box: A method and system for providing a web-based content feed for a set-top box is disclosed. An embodiment is disclosed that receives a web-based content feed at a set-top box, receives a television broadcast at the set-top box and the television broadcast has audio and visual content for one or... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100058414 - Methods, computer program products, and apparatus for providing broadband television service: Methods, computer program products and apparatus for providing broadband television service (BTS) are provided. The method includes receiving a channel selection at a receiver located at a service location. The channel selection is correlated to an Internet address. Data is requested from the Internet address. The request is made to... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058418 - Television receiving apparatus, information processing apparatus, and display method: According to one embodiment, a television receiving apparatus is connected to a server apparatus connected to a plurality of information processing apparatuses, each information processing apparatus includes a first application that is configured to input inputting information to a user who belongs to a group created by the server apparatus... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100058419 - Content distribution system, conversion device, and content distribution method for use therein: A content distribution system distributes at least either one of a first content and a second content to a terminal (3) through a network from a distribution server (1) which stores a compression coded bit stream of the first content and a compression coded bit stream of the second content.... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100058420 - Apparatus and method for managing digital television operations: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to monitor spectral characteristics of a target channel, a first channel and a second channel, where the target channel is of a digital terrestrial television system, where the first channel is an... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058421 - Methods and apparatus for updating digital television firmware: Systems and methods for using broadcast bandwidth for updating firmware of digital televisions may include identifying a portion of unused bandwidth corresponding to a television station; selecting at least one update module, the update module comprising an update to firmware of a digital television; transmitting, via the unused bandwidth of... Agent: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
20100058422 - Video audio stream distribution system, distribution method, and distribution program: It is possible to provide a video audio stream distribution system, a distribution method, and a distribution program which can improve the stream switching speed during zapping and suppress the actually used network resource in streaming for which QoS is guaranteed. Zapping destination means (211) predicts a stream required for... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100058423 - Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for providing interactive services: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for providing interactive services used with a time sensitive interactive application are provided. A request is received for interactive services that corresponds to a program. A program identification (ID) for the program is determined. An interactive application that corresponds to the program is determined... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058426 - Atsc signal recorder/processor: ATSC TV signals are monitored for user-defined search terms and content, including both audio-video and non-audio-video content, is recorded when header tags in the files are determined to match the terms.... Agent: Rogitz & Associates
20100058428 - Broadcast receiving apparatus capable of communicating with external apparatus and method for using content: A broadcast receiving apparatus capable of communicating with an external apparatus, and a method for using content in the broadcast receiving apparatus are provided. The broadcast receiving apparatus transmits a broadcast signal corresponding to content, a user desires to receive, to the external apparatus, and the user turns off a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100058427 - Method and system for a media processor: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box (STB) having a controller to manage power distribution in the STB from power supplied by a port of a presentation device, decode audio-visual information into a presentation format, and transmit a signal to the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100058424 - System and method for controlling signal traffic peaks on a video interactive network: A system and method for controlling the transmission of signals within an interactive network which transmits audio/visual (A/V) information on at least one channel to a user and including a transmission source configured to transmit the A/V information on the at least one channel is provided. The system includes at... Agent: Banner & Witcoff , Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007412
20100058425 - System and method for updating settop box architecture: A system and method for updating a settop box (STB) architecture that can be used to immediately update a device without requiring the device to be reset/restarted. The device may be any type of device that simultaneously supports multiple applications. The architecture may be used to update one of the... Agent: Banner & Witcoff , Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007412
20100058429 - Transmitting/receiving system and method of processing broadcast signal in transmitting/receiving system: A receiving system and a method of processing broadcast signal. The receiving system includes a signal receiving unit, an equalizer, a block decoder, and an RS frame decoder. The signal receiving unit receives and demodulates a broadcast signal. The equalizer channel-equalizes a data group included in the demodulated broadcast signal.... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100058430 - Apparatus and method for managing media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set top box comprising a controller to receive media content over an Internet Protocol Television network, detect Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) content associated with the media content, present an SAP indicator with the media content to... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent DocketingPrevious industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: interprogram communication or interprocess communication (ipc)
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