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Interactive video distribution systems April category listing, related patent applications 04/10Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20100107184 - Tv with eye detection: In certain implementations consistent with the present invention, a method for monitoring a television system viewer's status involves monitoring a field of view encompassing a viewer environment using a camera sensitive to light in the infrared (IR) spectrum; identifying a pair of bright spots in the IR spectrum that are... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20100107185 - User identification using bluetooth and audio ranging: In certain embodiments, a method of automatically changing an attribute defining operation of a television system involves determining that a short range radio frequency (RF) transceiver device has entered RF range of the television system, the television system having a short range RF transceiver compatible with that of the short... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20100107186 - Method of enjoying broadcasted communication services through distinct electronic apparatuses: A home electronic apparatus is able to receive a broadcasted communication service and to enjoy it by means of rights information; the rights information allows billing for the enjoyment. A mobile telephone terminal is associated to a subscriber card storing subscriber rights information. According to the method, at least the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100107189 - Barcode advertising: A display that may be actually or virtually presented at a televised event venue. The display including at least one advertisement, advertising to the in-person attendees at the televised event or virtually inserted into the televised event venue as if advertising to the in-person attendees at the televised event, and... Agent: Thomas J. Mcwilliams Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
20100107190 - Content provision apparatus and method: Provided are a content provision apparatus and method. The content provision apparatus includes a message reception module receiving a service request message from a display apparatus which displays first content; a content extraction module analyzing the received service request message and extracting second content associated with the first content; and... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100107188 - Interstitial advertisements associated with content downloads: A method and system for a media device to interstitially place advertisement data between content data. The method may include receiving content data and advertisement data. Desired content may then be selected. Advertisement data that is related to the selected content is also selected. A data stream that includes the... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower
20100107191 - Method and apparatus for browser based advertisement insertion: Content is downloaded to a mobile handheld device (MHD) and buffered on the MHD prior to, and during, viewing. Normal wireless bandwidth varies with atmospheric conditions, distance, obstructions in the path, etc. and hence the speed at which a content-buffer (CB) on the MHD is replenished changes. Because this can... Agent: Glenn Patent Group
20100107187 - System and method of displaying advertising content: A system and method of displaying advertising content are provided. The system to display advertising content includes a three-dimensional graphical display module to generate an interactive three-dimensional user interface display. The system also includes an advertising module to display advertising content at the three-dimensional user interface display. The system further... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Toler Attn: Patent Docketing
20100107192 - Emergency alert notification for the hearing impaired: An indication of an emergency alert message is provided to a user, potentially having a disability, via a networked enabled portable device. The emergency alert message is provided via sign language video images indicative of the emergency alert. A notification makes the user aware when broadcast emergency alerts are issued.... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Ww
20100107193 - System and method for providing interactive on-demand content: A set-top box device includes a network interface module and a client interface module. The network interface module is configured to receive interactive content instructions and an interactive content notification over an Internet protocol data connection, and to receive an associated on-demand content video stream from a television service provider.... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lna Attn: Patent Docketing
20100107194 - Electronic program guide with advance notification: A non-frame television program guide notification system is provided. The system allows a user at a system to order and receive notifications of non-frame television programs. The user can order notifications by selecting a program or supplying a program title directly. The user can specify when and how often the... Agent: Ropes & Gray LLP
20100107195 - Program preference setting method and system for a broadcasting video program: A program preference setting method and system for broadcasting video program are disclosed. The preference setting method and system are generally applied to an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) for the digital television program. More particularly, a program preference setting system is provided to be embedded in the digital broadcast program... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20100107196 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: There is provided an apparatus including an EPG acquiring unit configured to acquire EPG data, a selecting unit configured to select a target program, which is a target specifying which broadcast pattern of a plurality of broadcast patterns of the broadcasting program classified by a predetermined criteria; a broadcast pattern... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100107197 - Method and system for updating media content event listings: A system including a provider module configured to generate search keys for events in a list of events for distribution to a plurality of consumer premises equipment, where the events represent media content accessible by one or more of the plurality of consumer premises equipment. The system also includes an... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20100107198 - Method for service management: A method for managing a digital multimedia broadcasting channel includes receiving a broadcast data frame that includes an occurrence change field, and performing a service update responsive to reconfiguration version data defined within the occurrence change field. Alternatively, the method includes transmitting a broadcast data frame that includes an occurrence... Agent: Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey
20100107199 - Audio-visual point-of-sale presentation system and method directed towards vehicle occupant: An audio-visual presentation system delivering a presentation to a vehicle passenger compartment is provided that includes a video display mounted external to a vehicle passenger compartment and viewable from within the compartment. A controller provides a video signal to the display and an audio signal. The audio signal is broadcast... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100107200 - Converting video data into video streams: A data streaming server, including at least one data storage device, at least one controller configured to control at least one of data transmission to- and reception from- the device, and at least one packet processor adapted to process streaming data and exchange data with the data storage device without... Agent: Martin D. Moynihan D/b/a Prtsi, Inc.
20100107201 - Media content modification and access system for interactive access of media content across disparate network platforms: A media content playlist generation and access system for a video entertainment network is herein disclosed whereby a plurality of media content emanating from various disparate networks may be conglomerated into a customized list. The list may contain stored media content, which are customarily stored in the head end portion... Agent: Banner & Witcoff , Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007412
20100107202 - Method of transmission of a digital content stream and corresponding method of reception: The invention concerns a method of transmission of a digital content stream to receivers and a corresponding method of reception. In order to synchronize digital content rendering over these receivers, while supporting trick mode commands, the method of transmission comprises a step of sending of a common time reference to... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100107206 - Combined broadcast and backchannel delivery of streaming content: Streaming content may be delivered through a combination of broadcast and a backchannel. Related apparatus and methods for receiving and distributing streaming content are described. A receiving device may receive a packet of information in the form of a broadcast signal from a broadcast source. The packet of information may... Agent: Joshua D. Isenberg Jdi Patent
20100107204 - Dynamic iptv group profile creation and management: An IPTV group profile is dynamically generated based on individual IPTV user profiles, whenever a user joins or leaves a shared IPTV session at an IPTV Terminal Function (ITF). The IPTV group profile may be implemented as a modification to the IPTV user profile of each user. In one embodiment,... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20100107203 - Method and apparatus for creating dynamic webpages in a media communication system: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an Internet Protocol Television system having a controller to create a template defining a format of presentation of an webpage or HTML page using an iTV or IPTV application system, receive a request for the page from... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100107205 - Methods and systems for resuming, transferring or copying a multimedia session: Methods and systems for resuming, transferring or copying an IMS session associated with a first terminal or user at a second terminal in e.g., a same household are described. If a session is to be transferred, resource reservations associated with establishing a second IMS session for the transfer can be... Agent: Ericsson Canada Inc. Patent Department
20100107207 - Device for broadcasting audio and video data: The invention relates to a device for delivering audio and video data. In such a device, the audio/video data travel together and are compressed along with the signaling data for the delivery of these audio/video data. Under current compression standards, these data are being increasingly compressed. This maximum compression proportionally... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
20100107208 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: Disclosed is a photo album that allows viewing of photos on a television receiver through a network. In a screen where both of a reception screen of a television and multiple application programs are displayed, if a predetermined application is selected, an access is made to a photo album, and... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100107209 - System for simultaneous delivery of digital television and interactive broadband service: A method and apparatus is provided for the delivery of digital television and interactive broadband service in a manner that maximizes the usage of the digital broadcast spectrum. A digital television signal is transmitted to a given broadcast area in a relatively small part (for example, a 1 MHz band)... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP
20100107210 - System for simultaneous delivery of digital television and interactive broadband service: A method and apparatus is provided for the delivery of digital television and interactive broadband service in a manner that maximizes the usage of the digital broadcast spectrum. A digital television signal is transmitted to a given broadcast area in a relatively small part (for example, a 1 MHz band)... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP
20100107211 - Cable television optical fiber communication system: A Cable Television optical fiber communication system is disclosed, comprises a provider end, plural optical signal transmission devices and plural user ends, each optical signal transmission device is provided between the provider end and the user ends and has an light splitting element, a RF receive module, and a RF... Agent: Brian M. Mcinnis
20100107212 - apparatus for swapping high-speed multimedia signals: An apparatus for swapping output high-speed multimedia signals. In one embodiment the apparatus comprises a plurality of inputs coupled to a multimedia transmitter; a plurality of outputs coupled to a plurality of pins of a multimedia interface connector; and a controller for generating a control signal for configuring an order... Agent: Myers Wolin, LLC04/22/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100100896 - System for simultaneous delivery of digital television and interactive broadband service: A method and apparatus is provided for the delivery of digital television and interactive broadband service in a manner that maximizes the useage of the digital broadcast spectrum. A digital television signal is transmitted to a given broadcast area in a relatively small part (for example, a 1 MHz band)... Agent: Epstein Drangel Bazerman & James, LLP
20100100897 - Method and system to provide live entertainment digital content to the home viewers: Disclosed is a system for providing live entertainment at home through interactive display electronic devices like television, personal computer. The system includes web interface components, ticket booking module, billing module, validation module and notification module. The web interface component gathers entities from viewer while booking a ticket for movie/event. The... Agent: Johnson Manuel-devadoss ("johnson Smith")
20100100898 - Method and apparatus for personalized multi-user centralized control and filtering of iptv content: A method that allows subscribed content to be available to all users of an account on all devices that are capable of carrying the content. An administrator may tap into the features of the centralized data store to assign personalized usage guidelines and restrictions for all IPTV services available. This... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20100100899 - Accessing content: Various embodiments include a system for providing users access to audio/visual content, the system comprising means for storing content, means for broadcasting content on a scheduled basis, means for downloading the stored content from the storage means, means for enabling a user to access the downloaded content only within a... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100100900 - Content delivery system, content delivery method and conversion apparatus for use in them: A transcoder 22 receives encoded streams of image contents and decoding information in pluralities of sorts, and it once decodes the respective image contents by using the encoded streams and the decoding information. The transcoder 22 subjects each of the decoded images to the reduction or enlargement of a screen... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20100100901 - Player device: A player device including a processing module and a player module is provided. The player device is adapted for playing an internet broadcasting station or an internet TV station. The player device is connected to at least one server. A user can use the player module of the player device... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100100904 - Comment distribution system, comment distribution server, terminal device, comment distribution method, and recording medium storing program: A comment distribution server includes: a first comment information storage unit that stores comment information including a comment assignment time that is a point of time when comment data is assigned shown by an elapse time from a dynamic image reproduction start time; and the comment data, and being correlated... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100100902 - Device name editing apparatus and device name display method: According to an aspect of the invention, a device name editing apparatus includes: a connector to which a device is connected; a display unit configured to display a device name of the device; and a device name editor configured to allow a user to input character information so as to... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100100903 - Display apparatus and method for displaying widget: A display apparatus and a method for displaying a widget thereon are provided. The display apparatus includes a generation unit which generates a displayable target widget, a display unit which displays the generated target widget, and a controlling unit which processes one or more target widgets related to a program... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100100905 - System and method for a master scheduler: A system and method for associating and controlling multimedia supporting events with a primary event. The events are translated into tasks and sent to media servers for execution at a predetermined time by being further translated into media specific tasks to control a bit-pump.... Agent: Polsinelli Shughart PC
20100100906 - Scheduling and presenting ipg ads in conjunction with programming ads in a television environment of application: A method and system whereby conventional television advertisements (i.e., those delivered to viewers while they watch television programming) can be delivered in conjunction with and correlated with advertisements that are presented to viewers in the Interactive Program Guide (IPG). Moreover, the invention described herein provides for delivering highly targeted ads... Agent: Carlineo, Spicer & Kee, LLC
20100100907 - Presentation of an adaptive avatar: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an avatar engine having a controller to retrieve a user profile of a user, present the user an avatar having characteristics that correlate to the user profile, detect one or more responses of the user during a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100100908 - Method and apparatus for receiving multimedia service and aiding the receipt of multimedia service: The invention provides a new solution for multimedia service guides, so as to aid the user equipment to receive multimedia service. The multimedia service management device notifies a service identifier and a service address of the multimedia service to a network server, and notifies the service identifier of the multimedia... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100100909 - Method and apparatus for conditionally processing, storing, and displaying digital channel content in a television reception system: Content used in creating an electronic program guide and/or channels for a television reception system is delivered to a local receiving device, such as a direct to home satellite receiver, as individual digital objects. Rules (i.e., conditional expressions) may be embedded in the digital objects to allow different actions in... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc. Patent Docket Administration
20100100910 - Broadband mobile satellite vehicle (msv): Multi-mobile satellite vehicle (MSV) video/audio broadband teleconferencing system with one to one or one to multiple broadband location capabilities. The mobile satellite vehicle (MSV) utilizes multiple internal video/audio monitors, a wireless broadband network and/or a broadband satellite communication system. The primary video/audio source (mobile satellite vehicle (MSV)) will receive all... Agent: Bernard Pettingill
20100100911 - System and method for delivery of video-on-demand: A method of providing video-on-demand content includes receiving a request from a set-top box, and determining the video-on-demand content is not stored locally. The request includes a content identifier for the video-on-demand content. The method further includes identifying a peer likely to have the video-on-demand content, receiving at least a... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Lna Attn: Patent Docketing
20100100912 - Upstream bandwidth conditioning device between catv distribution system and catv user: An upstream bandwidth conditioning premise device for use as part of a CATV system and for placement on or near a user's premise to reduce noise created on the user's premise that would otherwise be injected into upstream transmission channels and passed into an RF main signal distribution system of... Agent: Marjama Muldoon/ppc
20100100915 - Fast-start streaming and buffering of streaming content for personal media player: A personal media broadcasting system enables video distribution over a computer network and allows a user to view and control media sources over a computer network from a remote location. A personal broadcaster receives an input from one or more types of media sources, digitizes and compresses the content, and... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100100913 - Method for processing a channel request in an iptv system: The present invention relates to a method for processing a channel change request in a television system operating according to the IP protocol. This method is implemented in a digital decoder of the subscriber and its purpose is to avoid overloading the access network in the case of burst zapping... Agent: Robert D. Shedd, Patent Operations Thomson Licensing LLC
20100100914 - Video distribution system and video distribution method: A video distribution system according to the present invention includes a user terminal, an SIP session controller, and a video distribution server. When the SIP session controller receives a request to establish a session, the SIP session controller establishes a session between the user terminal and the video distribution server,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100100917 - Mobile tv system and method for synchronizing the rendering of streaming services thereof: An Internet Protocol (IP)-based mobile TV system and a method for synchronizing the rendering of a streaming service are provided. In the IP-based mobile TV system, a plurality of mobile terminals receives a streaming service from network equipment, along with both a sequence of Network Time Protocol (NTP) time stamps... Agent: Jianq Chyun Intellectual Property Office
20100100916 - Presentation of an avatar in association with a merchant system: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an avatar engine having a controller to retrieve a user profile, cause a presentation device to present a user an avatar having characteristics that correlate to the user profile, detect one or more responses of the user,... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100100919 - Method for reducing upstream ingress noise in cable data system: In a method of reducing and diagnosing upstream ingress noise in cable data system utilize a MAC/MAP management messages via a downstream path based on Cable Systems Interface Specification (DOCSIS) to provide precise control of gates deployed near the user side provide a powerful algorithm for CATV operators to mitigate... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100100918 - Multi-port entry adapter, hub and method for interfacing a catv network and a moca network: A cable television (CATV) entry adapter interfaces to a CATV network and and serves as a hub in a Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) network. MoCA signals are bypassed around the CATV communication paths within the entry adapter to maintain adequate signal strength and to allow a passive port of... Agent: John R Ley, LLC
20100100920 - Data application providing server, broadcasting server and receiver for dynamically processing data application and digital broadcasting system including the same: A data application providing server, a broadcasting server and a receiver for dynamically processing a data application and a digital broadcasting system including the same are disclosed wherein a data of a minimum quantity required for executing a data application is received and other data is received by a pull... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100100921 - Dynamically configurable frequency band selection device between catv distribution system and catv user: A frequency band selection device that can be inserted into a signal transmission line of a CATV system on the premise of a user includes at least two signal path sets between a tap side and a premise side. Each signal path set includes two discrete signal paths, a high... Agent: Marjama Muldoon/ppc
20100100922 - Downstream output level and/or output level tilt compensation device between catv distribution system and catv user: A downstream bandwidth output level and/or output level tilt compensation device that can be inserted into a signal transmission line of a CATV system on a premise of a user. The device includes a tuner that identifies low and high band signal channels, and a channel analyzer that determines a... Agent: Marjama Muldoon/ppc
20100100923 - Receiver: A delay controller performs a delay control so as to stepwise increase a first delay amount in a first delay generator or second delay generator so as to minimize the delay amount of a video signal and an audio signal output from a first AV decoder and a second AV... Agent: Ratnerprestia04/15/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100095316 - Content transmission server and client and method: A content transmission server and client and method which may implement the viewing of contents by concentrating all the contents into the storage/delivery-performing server, and performing the television broadcast, and which may make unnecessary the video-recording at user's own whereabouts, and may prevent the unauthorized copy and leakage-out onto an... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100095317 - Determining user attention level during video presentation by monitoring user inputs at user premises: In one embodiment, a method comprises identifying, by an apparatus at a user premises, a presentation of an addressable video stream to a user; detecting by the apparatus whether the user has supplied a user input, relative to the presentation, to at least one user input device; the apparatus selectively... Agent: Leon R Turkevich
20100095318 - System and method for monitoring audience response: A system and method are provided for monitoring audience response to a display is disclosed. The method includes measuring audience response to the display by obtaining an electronic video stream at the display. Another operation tags the video stream based on changes in audience response measured at the display, and... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100095319 - System and method for monitoring television viewing using keyframes: Embodiments of keyframe analysis and distribution from broadcast television are disclosed. For example, embodiments include methods and systems of sharing video frame data over a data network to provide features that may include improved program guides, parental or other monitoring of televisions or other video receivers, and sharing of user... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear, LLP
20100095320 - Methods and apparatus for identifying audio/video content using temporal signal characteristics: Methods and apparatus for identifying audio/video content using temporal characteristics of a signal are disclosed. The disclosed apparatus and methods receive a signature associated with audio/video content presented at a monitored site, wherein the signature is based on a plurality of time intervals associated with audio features of the audio/video... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100095321 - Digital broadcast recording/reproducing apparatus and parental control method for digital television program: This digital broadcast recording/reproducing apparatus includes a control portion performing parental control of a digital television program on the basis of rating information. The control portion is formed to recognize whether or not the rating information is updated from that at the time of recording of the digital television program... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100095322 - System for interactively distributing information services: An interactive information distribution system includes service provider equipment for generating an information stream that is coupled to an information channel and transmitted to subscriber equipment. The service provider also generates a command signal that is coupled to a command channel and transmitted to the subscriber equipment. The service provider... Agent: Banner & Witcoff , Ltd Attorneys For Client Number 007412
20100095324 - Providing conditional advertising: Advertisements can be paired based on their context to achieve increased advertising effectiveness that might not be able to be achieved without the pairing. The advertisements can be paired based on a user's preferred context, which includes an attribute of one of the advertisements. For example, a conditional advertisement can... Agent: Edward J. Marshall, Attorney At Law (for Clear Channel Communications, Inc)
20100095323 - System and method for content delivery with multiple embedded messages: A digital video program is obtained. The program includes: (i) at least one broadcast segmentation message specifying at least one location for at least one broadcast advertisement, and (ii) at least one time-shifted segmentation message specifying at least one location for at least one time-shifted advertisement. The program is broadcast... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100095325 - Use of multiple embedded messages in program signal streams: A method of generating a program signal stream comprises creating a sequence of serial programs that include a first event and a second, later occurring event and inserting a plurality of messages in the sequence of serial programs, between the first event and the 5 second event. The messages may... Agent: Straub & Pokotylo
20100095326 - Program content tagging system: A program content tagging system for facilitating the development of an interactive social network during the viewing of a program comprising a base station, a database, an output device, and an input device. The base station serves as the conduit for bidirectional communication between the user and the output device.... Agent: Cislo & Thomas LLP
20100095327 - Television apparatus and control method thereof: A television apparatus includes a plurality of receiving units. The television apparatus includes a first receiving unit configured to receive a channel which broadcasts a program whose video image is displayed on a display unit, a second receiving unit configured to receive a plurality of channels while the video image... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100095328 - Technique for controlling the download of an electronic service guide: A technique for controlling a download of an electronic service guide (ESG) for media content distribution services to a user device is proposed. First, a user behaviour related to the user device is monitored. Second, a ranking of fragments of the electronic service guide to be downloaded interactively onto the... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20100095329 - System and method for keyframe analysis and distribution from broadcast television: Embodiments of keyframe analysis and distribution from broadcast television are disclosed. For example, embodiments include methods and systems of sharing video frame data over a data network to provide features that may include improved program guides, parental or other monitoring of televisions or other video receivers, and sharing of user... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear, LLP
20100095330 - Satellite receiver system with rechargeable battery and antenna solar cell: A satellite receiving system is constructed including an antenna, a solar cell, and a set-top box receiver. The set-top box receiver includes a rechargeable battery electrically coupled to the solar cell, and a main power supply. The solar cell is configured to charge the rechargeable battery. The set-top box is... Agent: Setter Roche LLP
20100095331 - Method and apparatus for performing template-based prefix caching for use in video-on-demand applications: A method and apparatus for performing template-based prefix caching advantageously identifies common prefixes (i.e., initial video segments) in video titles, stores common prefixes only once in a prefix cache, and uses these common prefixes when serving requests for video content. This advantageously enables a prefix cache to scale to a... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc. Docket Administrator
20100095332 - System and method for controlling media rendering in a network using a mobile device: A system and a method control media rendering in a network using a mobile device. The system and the method manage, control and/or render media in a home network using remote access and/or a remote user interface. The system and the method enable a user to control media rendering from... Agent: Patents+tms, P.C.
20100095333 - Media demand and playback system: A media system stores a plurality of media content items for transmission to a media receiver in response to requests for the items. The media system receives a request for a particular item and generates a playlist including the requested item. The media system adds at least one further media... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100095334 - Method and apparatus for purchasing upgraded media features for programming transmissions: The present invention provides an improved method and apparatus for purchasing media features for programming transmissions. A selection is sent to a server system to buy an upgraded media feature for a programming transmission. The server system automatically coordinates purchasing the media feature from a programming transmission source and providing... Agent: Robert A. Diehl Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100095335 - System and method for distributing video data over an electrical power line: A system is disclosed for performing a method of distributing video data over an electrical power line. The system includes but is not limited to a processor in data communication with a computer readable medium and a computer program comprising instructions embedded in the computer readable medium, the computer program... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Roebuck Attn: Patent Docketing
20100095336 - Method and apparatus for creating dvb-h signal having desired bit rate: A method of creating a DVB-H signal having a desired bit rate includes the steps of preparing a TS signal of DVB-H Standard in conformity to a first bit rate (71), storing a burst period (T) of the TS signal and a second bit rate higher than the first bit... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100095337 - Method and system for accessing media content via the internet: A media storage and access system and methodology including a set-top box which receives and processes a plurality of signal sources and makes programming available locally through connected devices or via a data network such as a LAN, WAN, or the Internet. The system also integrates a multimedia storage system... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100095338 - Cable modem and method for updating digital certificates of the cable modem: A method for updating digital certificates of a cable modem (CM) sends a request packet to a certificate authority if the CM needs to update a current digital certificate. A feedback packet responsive to the request packet is obtained from the certificate authority. A new digital certificate contained in the... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20100095339 - Method and apparatus for designing a communication mechanism between embedded cable modem and embedded set-top box: The present disclosure discloses a digital communication between the between embedded cable modem (eCM) and embedded set-top box (eSTB) via a shared memory. The communication is carried out by packet transfer mechanism as per the protocol without adding any extra header overhead. The communication link is established between the eSTB... Agent: Docket Clerk
20100095340 - Medical image data processing and image viewing system: A system enables a diagnosing physician to assess an effect of medical video clip data compression. A medical image data processing and image viewing system includes an acquisition processor for acquiring image data representing a sequence of reduced resolution medical images and corresponding full resolution medical images. An image navigation... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100095341 - Method of providing digital tv application: A method of providing a digital TV application is disclosed. In accordance with the method of the present invention, a transmission time and a loading time of the digital TV application and a limitation on a number and a size of the digital TV application are minimized, providing a personalized... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100095342 - Wireless content transmission and control: A wireless transmission system is provided. The wireless transmission system can include: (a) a receiver unit capable of being coupled to a display device; and (b) a transmitter unit that sends a wireless signal to the receiver unit, wherein the wireless signal comprises a bandwidth sufficient enough to carry high... Agent: Bryan Cave LLP
20100095343 - Audiovisual apparatus, method of controlling an audiovisual apparatus, and method of distributing data: According to one embodiment, an embodiment of this invention provides an audiovisual apparatus that enables a plurality of users to appreciate one program as if they were got together, and a method controlling the apparatus. In the audiovisual apparatus, the broadcast-program signal processing module processes the broadcast program signal received... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100095344 - Ingress noise inhibiting network interface device and method for cable television networks: Ingress noise from subscriber equipment is mitigated or prevented from reaching a cable television (CATV) network. All upstream signals including ingress noise are initially transmitted to the CATV network whenever their instantaneous power exceeds a threshold which typically distinguishes ingress noise from a valid upstream signal. Whenever the instantaneous power... Agent: John R Ley, LLC
20100095345 - System and method for acquiring and distributing keyframe timelines: Embodiments of keyframe analysis and distribution from broadcast television are disclosed. For example, embodiments include methods and systems of sharing video frame data over a data network to provide features that may include improved program guides, parental or other monitoring of televisions or other video receivers, and sharing of user... Agent: Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear, LLP
20100095347 - Broadcast interactive television system: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to deliver broadcast channels by way of interactive TV (iTV) edge routers using multicast virtual private networks, share a same multicast state for the broadcast channels and share a same multicast delivery... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100095346 - Set-top box receiver soft control system and method: A set-top box is constructed including a processor, an input port, an auxiliary input port, and an output port. The input port is electrically coupled to the processor, and is configured to receive first control signals from a remote control. The auxiliary input port is also electrically coupled to the... Agent: Setter Roche LLP04/08/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100088714 - Generating reach and frequency data for television advertisements: Television reporting records are accessed and processed to generate frequency specific reach values and device frequencies for creatives (e.g., television advertisements). The device frequencies indicating the number of times a creative was presented by use of a particular viewing device. The frequency specific reach values indicating the number of unique... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100088715 - Content promotion to anonymous clients: Techniques involving anonymous content promotion are described. In an implementation, content, which may include one or more advertisements embedded by a content provider, is promoted to clients who anonymously indicate behaviors. A client may generate behavior data matching behaviors of the client to unique codes. The client communicates the behavior... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100088716 - Content slots for digital media: A method wherein digital content, distributed on DVD (standard and High Definition variants such as Blue-Ray), CD (Computer Disk), or other digital storage media or downloaded as one or more files or streamed or broadcast is played interspersed with one or more advertising slots (also referred to in this disclosure... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100088717 - Multi-coded content substitution: Multiple segment identifiers associated with a single item of content and substitute content associated therewith can be utilized as a mechanism to provide content substitution using multiple content formats by utilizing a segment routing state machine. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20100088718 - Emergency alert data delivery apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods for efficiently and flexibly providing emergency alert data (e.g., EAS messages) to subscribers of a content-based network, such as for example Internet protocol television (IPTV) subscribers. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a server performing real-time receipt and encapsulation of the EAS data (which may comprise... Agent: Gazdzinski & Associates, PC
20100088720 - Device for connection to a television set and method of transmitting additional information for the television signal: Finally, the invention relates to an additional device which is connected to a media reproduction device, particularly to a television set, which is operated by an input device, particularly by a remote control, and connects the reproduction device and television set respectively with the internet, wherein the additional device provides... Agent: K.f. Ross P.C.
20100088719 - Generating reach and frequency data for television advertisements: The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving cluster information comprising categories and total numbers of media receivers (e.g. television (TV) viewers) associated with the categories and receiving sample data comprising numbers of advertisements (ads) displayed to sampled receivers (e.g.,... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100088721 - Iptv receiver and method for changing channel of iptv receiver: A method of changing a channel in an Internet Protocol Television is disclosed. The method includes receiving Fast Channel Change information of Audio/Video streams associated with an internet broadcast service of at least one channel, pre-storing the Fast Channel Change information of the A/V streams, setting a display and codec... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20100088722 - System, method and device for realizing multimedia service: A realization system, method and device for multimedia service are provided. In the realization system for multimedia service, a service middleware receives multimedia service location information updated by users, multimedia service scheduling policy and device maintenance information of a service control proxy and loads them onto a service location register;... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd (for Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd)
20100088724 - Broadcast program display apparatus and method: Received by a program display apparatus are: programs for each of which a receiving time has been determined; digest views corresponding to the programs; and receiving-time information for the programs. The received digest views and receiving-time information are stored in a memory. A moving picture is displayed on a main... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber
20100088723 - Broadcast receiver, and control method for broadcast receiver: The broadcast receiver includes a storage unit configured to store first broadcast information for specifying a broadcast channel and/or program viewable on the broadcast receiver, an acquisition unit configured to acquire second broadcast information from the other broadcast receiver for specifying a broadcast channel and/or program viewable on the other... Agent: Canon U.s.a. Inc. Intellectual Property Division
20100088725 - Methods and systems for providing information about programs available for viewing: A user interface is presented on a monitor of a media device for providing information about available programs. The user interface includes an array having three columns (channel, current show, and next show) with commonly aligned rows. Each row of the channel column includes an indicator. Each row of the... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Cc Attn: Patent Docketing
20100088726 - Automatic one-click bookmarks and bookmark headings for user-generated videos: A system and method are disclosed for processing a video item to automatically provide or recommend bookmarks and bookmark headings for the video item. In one embodiment, the video item is first logically segmented into a number of segments. For each segment of the video item, a bookmark linking to... Agent: Withrow & Terranova Ct
20100088727 - Computational recommendation engine: A computational recommendation engine is described. In embodiment(s), identifiers of ranked programs can be distributed to television client devices, and then a viewing vector from each of the television client devices can be received where the viewing vectors indicate which of the ranked programs have been displayed for viewing at... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100088728 - Media channel selection: A media control system processes a numeric user input to identify a set of alphabetic letters. The media control system selects a plurality of media channel names based on the set of alphabetic letters. The media control system generates a first signal to drive a first display of the media... Agent: Setter Roche LLP
20100088729 - Microwave frequency satellite signal reception installation: The present invention relates to an installation for receiving microwave frequency radio satellite signals, said installation comprising a first electric adder to add a first electrical signal representative of a radio signal according to a first polarization and transposed to a first intermediate band and a second electrical signal representative... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC
20100088730 - Hybrid audio/video entertainment system: A television entertainment system that combines the visual imagery of television entertainment and transmission with the audio of radio entertainment and transmission to create a new synthesis system for therapeutic benefit designated as Hybrid Radio Television. Each segment (video/audio) of the system can be viewed or heard/listened to on its... Agent: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
20100088731 - Adaptable configuration plug in a vehicle entertainment system: A multimedia delivery system of a vehicle is provided comprising a passive configuration plug designed as a line-replaceable unit that permits quick and easy reconfiguration based on changing needs of the vehicle owner. The system comprises a plurality of multimedia servers comprising multimedia data files, a plurality of end user... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Attn: Patent Docket Dept.
20100088732 - Method and apparatus for using service based on objects for implementing different functions of service: Provided are a method and apparatus for generating a plurality of objects for implementing different functions related to a service provided via a home network; and using the service based on the plurality of objects.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100088733 - Distributed audio and video processing: A method of distributing audio and video processing tasks among devices interconnected to a display device via a local network is disclosed. In one embodiment, the display device offloads some processing tasks to a computing device on the local network to achieve improved processing performance. The computing device receives audiovisual... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. C/o Vedder Price P.C.
20100088734 - Reception apparatus, reception method, and server apparatus: A reception apparatus includes an acquisition section and a transmission section. The acquisition section acquires program information containing an ID that is assigned to a broadcast program by a broadcaster and a broadcast date and time. The transmission section transmits, to a server apparatus that manages the broadcast program using... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100088735 - Video branching: In certain implementations, a method of displaying a branched chain of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) video content involves providing a first stream of video content, the first stream of video content having a plurality of video features that appear during a plurality of associated time intervals in the first stream... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20100088736 - Enhanced video processing functionality in auxiliary system: According to example configurations herein, a downstream video processor operates in conjunction with an existing consumer-operated tuner system. The downstream video processor system can be an add-on system disposed in a communication link between the consumer-operated tuner system and a remote video playback device such as a hi-definition television. In... Agent: Barry W. Chapin, Esq. Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC
20100088737 - Information processing device and control method: An information processing device including, a receiving unit to receive video data from a server, a reproducing unit to reproduce the received video data and to display a video on a displaying unit, and a transmitting unit to transmit, to said server, a video title of the video data reproduced... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP04/01/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20100083297 - Channel selective information transmitting device, channel selective information transmitting method and its program, and memory medium: A channel selective information transmitting device is provided for making it possible to carry out the collection of viewing information more accurately even if there is dispersion of viewing channels while suppressing useless facility arrangements. The present invention is directed to a channel selective information transmitting device that transmits channel... Agent: Rabin & Berdo, PC
20100083298 - Methods and systems for capturing commands: Methods and systems capture user commands. A user command is received at a viewer's appliance. A determination is made whether the user command is automatically locally stored in memory of the viewer appliance. A look-up is performed when the user command is not automatically locally stored in the viewer appliance... Agent: At&t Legal Department - Sz Attn: Patent Docketing
20100083299 - Methods and apparatus for determining whether a media presentation device is in an on state or an off state: Methods and apparatus for determining whether a media presentation device is in an on state or an off state are disclosed. A disclosed example method comprises determining first and second characteristics of a signature associated with a signal representative of media content presented via a media presentation device, evaluating the... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100083300 - License update method and apparatus for right-protected broadcast channel: A license update method and apparatus for a right-protected broadcast channel prevents interruption of the ongoing playback of the right-protected broadcast channel due to the expiration of the license without the user's awareness by controlling the license update timing before the expiration of the license. The license update method according... Agent: Cha & Reiter, LLC
20100083302 - Broadcast receiving apparatus and computer program product: A broadcast receiving apparatus includes an operation receiving module for receiving a user operation; a broadcast receiving module for receiving broadcast contents including view restriction level information; a view restricting module for restricting viewing of the broadcast contents if the view restriction level information meets preset conditions; a decoding module... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100083301 - System and method for controlling access to video events associated with video broadcast services: The video services receiver system and related operating methods disclosed herein enable better management of blackout information for events associated with a broadcast service, such as a satellite television service. A system for providing video content to a display for viewing by a customer includes a receiver interface configured to... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100083303 - System and methods for transmitting and distributing media content: A technique for distributing high-quality, user-generated high definition (HD) video content on the web is presented. A system according to the technique may include a service provider including a user database, a catalog database, and a media library. The service provider may receive the HD video content from a user... Agent: Xiaohan Wang
20100083306 - Enhanced custom content television: The present invention includes a system and method for combining television broadcast programming content with customized or personalized information and educational or entertainment content. The system includes a set-top box capable of receiving data transmissions and locally rendering video animation for display with, instead of and/or synchronized with television broadcast... Agent: Accenture Chicago 28164 Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100083305 - Interface device having multiple software clients to facilitate display of targeted information: Advertisements or other types of targeted information are delivered to set-top boxes or other user interface devices of a signal distribution system. In one aspect of the invention, a user interface device comprises at least first and second software clients and a video buffer. The first software client receives packets... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100083307 - Media player with networked playback control and advertisement insertion: A media player enables insertion of advertising content during playback of received content. This facilitates targeted product placement, advertisements, and the like. The media player identifies an advertising insertion event, which may be based on a viewer profile. Upon identification of an advertising insertion event, the media player varies playback... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100083304 - System and method of rendering advertisements by employing paused screen of television: Method is disclosed for delivering targeted advertisements to a user by employing a paused screen of a television terminal, which is connected to an advertising server through a communication network. Furthermore, embodiments for identifying a user from a group of users are disclosed. One embodiment discloses a method of employing... Agent: Yang Pan Intellectual Power Pte Ltd
20100083308 - Presentation of an avatar in a media communication system: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) system having a controller to retrieve a user profile associated with a user of the IPTV system, cause a set-top box (STB) operating in the IPTV system to present an avatar having... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100083310 - 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. A television receiver outputs a selection menu that includes a plurality of previously viewed channels. A user selects... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department
20100083309 - Systems and methods for providing customer service features via a graphical user interface in a television receiver: Systems and methods provide for graphically providing customer service features on a set top box (STB) or other television receiver in response to viewer instructions received from a remote control. Imagery including a customer service tile is presented on the display. A two-dimensional input is received from the remote control... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100083314 - Information processing apparatus, information acquisition method, recording medium recording information acquisition program, and information retrieval system: An information processing apparatus includes: a content-information acquisition section obtaining content information including character information on a content; a keyword acquisition section transmitting the content information obtained by the content-information acquisition section to a keyword extraction server extracting a keyword from the content information and obtaining the keyword extracted from... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100083311 - Method and system to enable adaptation between physical bearers and oma-bcast: Systems and methods are provided that combine Open Mobile Alliance Mobile Broadcast Services (OMA BCAST) with different bearers, such as China Multimedia Mobile Broadcasting (CMMB) by associating service-related identifiers within an OMA BCAST Electronic Service Guide (ESG) with CMMB bearer-specific parameters. Furthermore, associating IP source and/or destination address pairs of... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP
20100083313 - Systems and methods for graphical adjustment of an electronic program guide: Systems and methods provide for displaying an electronic program guide (EPG) on a display generated by a set top box (STB) or other television receiver. The electronic program guide is presented in at least a portion of the display. A resize indicator is also provided on the display so that... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100083312 - Systems and methods for graphical control of user interface features in a television receiver: Systems and methods provide for graphically providing features on a set top box (STB) or other television receiver in response to viewer instructions received from a remote control. Imagery including various tiles each corresponding to one of the provided features is presented on the display. A two-dimensional input is received... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100083315 - Systems and methods for graphical control of user interface features provided by a television receiver: Systems and methods provide for changing the presentation of a current channel to another channel on a display in response to a viewer input received via a remote control. Viewer input from a remote control is received at a set-top box (STB) or similar television receiver. Imagery on the display... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (echostar)
20100083316 - Electronic apparatus and electronic program guide display method: According to an aspect of the invention, an electronic apparatus includes: an electronic program guide (EPG) information receiver configured to receive EPG information; and an EPG generating module configured to generate an EPG display image based on the EPG information, wherein the EPG display image has a plurality of frames... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP
20100083317 - Display control device, display control method, and program: A display control device includes: a reception section configured to receive a television broadcast signal; a display section configured to display video information and a thumbnail image contained in the television broadcast signal; and a control section configured to control display on the display section of the video information and... Agent: Lerner, David, Littenberg, Krumholz & Mentlik
20100083318 - Determining user-to-user simlarities in an online media environment: The determination of similarities between users in an online entertainment environment is disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment comprises a method of operating an entertainment server, wherein the method includes receiving user information that comprises user demographic information and user media selection information from each user of a plurality of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20100083319 - Methods and apparatus for locating content in an electronic programming guide: The various embodiments described herein facilitate the identification of television content related to a specific search descriptor and genre. A user provides input requesting to locate television content related to a particular search descriptor and genre. A search keyword is identified based on the search descriptor and a search of... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C. Legal Department
20100083320 - System and method for a communication exchange with an avatar in a media communication system: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) system having a controller to retrieve a user profile, cause a set-top box (STB) to present an avatar having characteristics that correlate to the user profile, receive from the STB one or... Agent: At&t Legal Department - As Attn: Patent Docketing
20100083321 - Video-on-demand method and system: A video-on-demand method for a system that is not an audiovisual control entity, comprising: negotiating a different respective contract with each of one or more audiovisual control entities, wherein the respective contract with each of the one or more respective audiovisual control entities obtains a right with respect to each... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100083322 - Providing selective video program content and associated license in response to a promotion token: A user initiates a request for program content to a cable services provider by providing a token authorizing the user to receive program content that otherwise would not be available. Typically, the token is provided to the user by a third party promoter. The token indicates a token code that... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20100083323 - Method and system for receiving digital broadcasting by using mobile communication terminal: Disclosed is a system and a method for receiving digital broadcasts by using a mobile communication terminal. The system includes a digital broadcast receiving device for receiving digital data from a contents provision unit by using a wired/wireless communication network and transmitting the digital data; and a mobile communication terminal... Agent: David A. Einhorn, Esq. Baker & Hostetler LLP
20100083328 - Client configuration and management for fast channel change of multimedia services: A method of configuring and managing a user equipment client in an IPTV network (or cable or Internet TV) is disclosed, comprising installing a personalised service profile at the UE which is representative of fast channel change/retransmission service configuration data or other data available to the UE by virtue of... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20100083325 - Closed-loop community influenced broadcast media generation: A broadcast system comprises a broadcast device, a receiving device, and a content management system. The broadcast device is configured to transmit media over-the-air to a first user device. The receiving device is configured to receive over a network from a second user device a user input regarding the media.... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100083326 - Service configuration and management for fast channel change and reliable delivery of multimedia services: A data network comprising a node serving a local area, the node comprising an FCC/Retr (fast channel change/retransmission) server having a means for installing a location based FCC/Retr service profile, wherein the service profile is self-discovered by the module. Methods for configuring the profile are discussed.... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20100083324 - Synchronized video playback among multiple users across a network: Synchronized video playback among multiple users across a network provides a fully social experience where people in different locations may be enabled to watch the same video in a “virtual living room.” The users may be represented graphically, as avatars, in front of the video, and may be enabled to... Agent: Woodcock Washburn LLP (microsoft Corporation)
20100083327 - Transfer device, transfer method, and program: A transfer device includes: a first network connection control section that controls connection to a first network enabling transfer of content data and/or control data using a first address assigned by a key device in the network; a second network connection control section that controls connection to a second network... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100083329 - Apparatus, method and system for selecting and configuring internet content for bypass encapsulation within a bypass architecture: An apparatus, method and system for delivering Internet content within a system that includes an encapsulation database and a last-hop router as part of a bypass architecture, such as a bypass architecture that transmits IP content from a source to a downstream modulator, such as an EQAM modulator, in a... Agent: Motorola, Inc. Law Department
20100083330 - Scheduling for rf over fiber optic cable [rfog]: A method for use in an RFoG cable network calls for allocating upstream bandwidth to CM devices, wherein allocating bandwidth includes selecting a start time and allocating respective time slots relative to the selected start time to at least one of the requesting CM devices; and further, allocating the same... Agent: Stolowitz Ford Cowger LLP
20100083331 - Mobile terminal device, backup viewing service system, and backup viewing service method: A mobile terminal device and a backup viewing service system, capable of reflecting user's interest and wishes in utilizing a backup viewing service are provided. A mobile terminal device 50 for receiving a digital terrestrial broadcasting oriented to the mobile terminal from a broadcasting station 10 is equipped with a... Agent: Christensen O'connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
20100083332 - Precise delivering of frames for video on demand streaming: A method and a streaming server for timely delivering of frames/packets to a client. The method includes fetching of stream data from an operating cog in a calendar wheel and by use of the fetched stream data the frame/packet indicated in the operating cog is transmitted from its location in... Agent: Ericsson Inc.
20100083333 - Receiver apparatus and method: In a system in which image data and audio data are transmitted and received via a network, a first receiver apparatus transmits its address to a second receiver apparatus, receives an address of the second receiver apparatus from the second receiver apparatus, instructs a first transmitter apparatus which has been... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20100083334 - Control device and method for optimizing zapping time between broadcasted contents in an opportunistic way: A control device (D), for a broadcast network (BN) intended for broadcasting contents of P channels to user terminals (T), comprises i) a management means (MM) arranged for grouping the P channels into K groups (with K≦N) according to at least one chosen criterion, and for associating a weighting factor... Agent: Fay Sharpe/lucent
20100083335 - Automatic provisioning of set-top boxes: A set-top box (STB) detects activation of the STB, and performs, in response to the activation of the STB, a health check of the STB. The STB also detects connection of the STB with a network, and performs, in response to the connection of the STB, the following: a pre-provisioning... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20100083336 - Method and apparatus for providing rich media service: A method and apparatus for providing rich media service that is capable of serving rich media contents in adaptation to terminal capability and condition using the information on the complexity of the content and the operation level and memory space required to render the content is provided. The rich media... Agent: The Farrell Law Firm, LLP
20100083337 - Multipurpose television module: A method of processing a boot sequence for a processor forming a part of a module apparatus involves interrogating a host television device to determine if the host television device requires use of an application execution engine residing on the module apparatus; receiving a reply to the interrogation; and responsive... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20100083338 - Remote control device and remote control system: This invention provides a remote control system, comprising a local display device, a remote display device, a local set top box component coupling to the local display device for receiving and processing broadband media signals embodying a multimedia presentation from a content provider to the display device, a remote set... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100083339 - Digital broadcasting system and apparatus: A “program information constituent element table” is in common use at data transmitting locations, data relaying locations and data converting locations and plural programs are combined through high multiplexing to one MPEG-2 transport stream, thereby suppressing use of resources for network transmission among broadcasting bases.... Agent: Mattingly & Malur, P.C.
20100083342 - Audio/video transmission device: An AV transmission device includes a network cable and two transmission terminals. The network cable has eight transmission lines, which are grouped into four transmission line pairs. The two transmission terminals are respectively connected to one of two ends of the network cable. With the AV transmission device, power supply... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100083340 - Line tapping method of video amplification for unshielded twisted pair active receiver: Embodiments of the present invention include systems, methods and apparatus for amplifying a composite video signal transmitted over long distance unshielded twisted pair cabling. The apparatus and system may include a plurality of amplifiers, an analog switch, and a control unit. The control unit generates a configuration signal to enable... Agent: Pelco Inc.
20100083341 - Multiple signal output system and technology (msost): The invention consists of a device, in the form of software or hardware, which converts a single audiovisual signal, with multiple components, to multiple signals transferred to different input devices. This Multiple Signal Output System and Technology is responsible of filtering a signal by virtual channels and separating images from... Agent: Hector Gonzalez-maldonado
20100083343 - System for generating a plurality of display signals: A system generates a plurality of display signals. The system includes a source of data representing a plurality of display images. A processor combines the data representing the plurality of display images into a single composite data matrix in which the data representing the plurality of display images are interleaved.... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100083344 - Transcoding of audio metadata: The invention relates to the field of audio encoding. In particular, it relates to the transcoding of audio metadata between different audio coding schemes. It describes a method and a system for transcoding audio gain metadata related to dynamic range control from first gain metadata of a first audio coding... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Inc.Previous industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: interprogram communication or interprocess communication (ipc)
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