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Interactive video distribution systems September class, title,number 09/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 09/29/2011 > 25 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110239242 - Method and apparatus for bandwidth consumption usage reporting of non-managed sources: Embodiments of the present invention may establish a set top box client based apparatus. The set top box client based apparatus may actively monitor content playback by the set top box. The set top box client based apparatus may subsequently report client playback state for non-managed sources to a service... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20110239244 - Demand broadcast channels and channel programming based on user viewing history, profiling, and requests: A system and method for scheduling media for consumption via a demand broadcast channel based upon notifications received during user consumption of media. An embodiment of the present invention may employ notifications generated when users select media for consumption, to calculate one or more statistics. The statistics may be calculated... Agent:
20110239243 - Exposure based customization of surveys: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for panel surveys. In one aspect, a method include accessing television history data for viewing devices associated with panelists and that describes, for each viewing device, television advertisements that were presented by use of the viewing device;... Agent: Google Inc.
20110239245 - Portable audience measurement architectures and methods for portable audience measurement: Portable audience measurement architectures and methods for portable audience measurement are disclosed. A disclosed system contains a plurality of portable measurement devices configured to collect audience measurement data from media devices, a plurality of data collection servers configured to collect audience measurement data from the plurality of portable measurement devices,... Agent:
20110239246 - Distributing content: Activity involving content distributed in a first content distribution channel, such as viewership of a content item, is used to determine how related content, such as another content item, should be distributed in a second content distribution channel. The determination can be made based on a model of the relationship... Agent: Google Inc.
20110239247 - Electronic device and information processing program: There is provided an electronic device and an information processing program, which may improve user's convenience in operation using an electronic manual. The electronic device includes: a first determination section selecting one operation mode from one or more kinds of operation modes which are provided to operate the electronic device,... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110239248 - Providing on-demand and broadcast television: A television receiver apparatus is described. The television receiver apparatus comprises an input interface arranged to receive commands from a user, a communication interface arranged to send and receive data over a one-to-one communication network, a broadcast receiver arranged to receive data sent over a broadcast network, a display interface... Agent: British Broadcasting Corporation
20110239250 - Search engine for a video recorder: The present invention is directed to a search engine for a video recorder. One embodiment of the present invention operates in an environment that includes one or more set-top boxes connected to or integrated within one or more output devices. The set-top boxes are used to transfer shows from a... Agent: Aptiv Digital, Inc.
20110239249 - Surfacing on-demand television content: A television receiver apparatus is described. The television receiver apparatus comprises an input interface arranged to receive commands from a user, a communication interface arranged to send and receive data over a one-to-one communication network, a broadcast receiver arranged to receive data sent over a broadcast network, a display interface... Agent: British Broadcasting Corporation
20110239251 - Electronic program guide generation: An electronic program guide may be provided. A plurality of encoded content streams may be received along with associated program guide information. The content streams may be re-modulated and associated with new channel assignments. Program guide entries for the content streams may be created and/or updated to reflect the new... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20110239252 - Video contents display system, video contents display method, and program for the same: A video contents display system has a contents information display section that allows pieces of contents information on a plurality of recorded video contents to be displayed along a time axis on a screen, and a video contents display section that displays the plurality of video contents at a specified... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110239253 - Customizable user interaction with internet-delivered television programming: An Internet-delivered television system facilitates enhanced viewer experiences by incorporating user-defined composite channels that include custom viewing schedules and content from multiple content sources. Additionally, customizable user interface elements for content delivered via a network may be provided to a user and may be arranged in an order according to... Agent:
20110239254 - Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal: A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM).... Agent:
20110239255 - Systems and methods for the online presentation and commerce of goods: The invention is generally directed to systems and methods for online product presentation, and more particularly to systems and methods for the interactive live/real-time online presentation and commerce of small products. One preferred embodiment is an online computing system that enables the interactive live/real-time presentation of small products of value... Agent:
20110239256 - Induced sleep intervals for devices receiving bursty non-real time broadcast flows: Embodiments enable multimedia broadcast systems to temporarily suspend broadcast of data in an active content flow when insufficient data is available for efficient use of the broadcast bandwidth, while signaling receiver devices so they may deactivate receiver circuits to conserve power while data broadcasts are suspended. Flow content received in... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110239257 - Multimode physical layer module for supporting delivery of high-speed data services in home multimedia networks: A multimode physical (MMP) layer circuit for physical (PHY) layer handling of signals transported over a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cable in a home multimedia network, wherein the signals are compliant with at least two different PHY layer modes. The MMP layer circuits comprises a plurality of PHY transceivers respectively... Agent: Transwitch Corporation
20110239258 - Distribution and networking of television, video and other signals, installation of such distribution systems, and control of television sets: A system for distributing television/video signals to different locations comprises a server capable of providing digital television/video signals for a plurality of programmes, a plurality of receivers each at a respective one of said locations, and a network connecting the server to the receivers, each receiver being operable to select... Agent: Quadriga Technology Limited
20110239259 - Bandwidth management: A device may include a memory to store parameters associated with allocating bandwidth. The bandwidth may be allocated among at least a local class of traffic and a network class of traffic, and a portion of the bandwidth may be shareable between the local and network classes of traffic. The... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20110239260 - Av device, server, operation system for av device, and operation program for av device: Without using a gateway, an AV device is controlled as intended by an operator without causing a conflict between an operation by a user and an operation by the operator. An AV device operable via a network includes: an operation-instruction receiving section 112 for receiving an operation-instruction given via the... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20110239262 - Channel switching method, channel switching device, and channel switching system: A channel switching method, a channel switching device, and a channel switching system are provided. The method includes that: a network buffer apparatus determines whether a buffered video stream burst in unicast is synchronous with a channel video stream pushed by a network node to a client in multicast; notifies... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20110239261 - Motion image distribution system, motion image distribution method, server for motion image distribution system, and user terminal for motion image distribution system: A motion image distribution system includes a server and a use terminal. The server generates a feature quantity table CHT1 representing a data structure of motion image encoded data VDE, and authenticates the motion image encoded data VDE by using the generated feature quantity table CHT1. Then, the server transmits... Agent: Hiroshima University
20110239263 - Method and apparatus for receiving non-real time content included in real time broadcasting signal: A method and apparatus for downloading and storing non-real time content are provided. The apparatus includes a browser driver which drives a browser, and a storage unit. The browser includes a first interface for extracting information about a transmission schedule of non-real time content included in a real time broadcasting... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110239264 - Moving-picture image data-distribution method: The present invention relates to a moving-picture image data-distribution method that suppresses increases in processing loads at respective information terminals without being affected by an uneven distribution status of processing loads that changes over time or by a bandwidth status of a connected network. During a distribution operation of moving-picture... Agent:
20110239265 - Distribution of real-time video data to remote display devices: A real-time video data distribution system for the coordinated display of video content for mixed device video systems employing a plurality of video protocols.... Agent:
20110239266 - Fiber to the premise service disconnect via macro-bending loss: It is determined that service is to be disconnected for at least a first subscriber of a video content network employing at least one fiber optic cable. The service to the at least first subscriber is provided from a cross-connect cabinet, over the at least one fiber optic cable, to... Agent: Time Warner Cable Inc.09/22/2011 > 22 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110231867 - System and methodology for distributed delivery of online content in response to client selections from an online catalog: A system and methodology for distributed delivery of online content in response to client selections from an online catalog is described. In one embodiment, for example, a system of the present invention is described for receiving and playing movies, the system comprises: a personal computer with Internet connectivity and having... Agent: Alio, Inc.
20110231868 - On-line video entertainment and advertising system and method for using the same: A method of providing video entertainment content on-line without advertising interruptions of the video entertainment content is provided. A user request to provide video entertainment content is received. An amount of credits required to display the entertainment content is determined. The user is informed of the amount of credits required... Agent: (n)torus Technologies
20110231869 - Methods and systems for transmitting synchronized visual and audio media: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide methods, devices and systems for delivering media content to users. Broadcast audio and video streams can be synchronized for substantially simultaneous output by users. User feedback can be used to compose playlists of synchronized media.... Agent: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
20110231871 - Method, apparatus, and system for target area filtering: A method, apparatus, and system for target area filtering are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a target area and filtering time of service information; obtaining a location of a terminal at the filtering time; and executing target area filtering according to the terminal location and the target area location.... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20110231870 - Play-out control for a media data stream: A technique for controlling a play-out of a media data stream at a receiving device is provided. The media data stream comprises one or more programs, and each program comprises one or more program components. In a method implementation of the technique, a zone description is defined. The zone description... Agent:
20110231872 - Mobile interface for interactive television applications: A media client for a subscription multimedia network presents, on a display device, program content received from a backend server. The media client also receives, from a mobile device, a signal requesting access to an interactive television application, where the interactive television application is related to the program content. The... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20110231873 - Selecting advertisements and presentations to present based on known audience profiles: In one embodiment, a method includes determining a group identity for an audience associated with an event, accessing a plurality of announcements, identifying at least one announcement of the plurality of announcements based on the group identity, and providing the identified announcement to the audience at the event. The group... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20110231874 - Smart address book: A database of a user's contacts and associated contact addresses and real-time presence data may be received and stored in a network-based smart address book. A smart address book application may receive and store one or more contact names, one or more contact addresses for each contact name, and presence... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20110231875 - Method and image display device for setting definition: Provided are a method and image display device for setting a definition of an image. According to the method, contents are received and a definition selected by a user is received. A definition selection menu to display at least one definition for the contents is displayed and it is determined... Agent:
20110231876 - Apparatus and method for providing service access information in mobile broadcasting system: An apparatus and a method for providing broadcasting service information in a mobile broadcasting system are provided. The method for determining broadcasting service information includes determining a mapping table which matches information of a Service Map Table (SMT) and an Electronic Service Guide (ESG); determining at least one component ID... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110231877 - Interactive television advertising method: A method of providing advertising from a central database server connected to a global computer network to distributed sites via interactive television. A representative icon is presented to a subscriber on a television screen indicating an advertisement. When a the icon is selected, an advertisement information detail is retrieved from... Agent:
20110231878 - Tile based media content selection: Mechanisms are provided for allowing a user to dynamically manage rich media content in an efficient and effective manner. Tiles including media content, personalized video selections, content pack upgrades, and promotions for featured content are presented to a user. Each tile may include calls to view, purchase, discuss, rate, review,... Agent: Mobitv, Inc.
20110231880 - Digital television translator with psip update: A digital television translator includes a digital television receiver for receiving a first digital television signal at a first frequency and generating a digital transport stream from the first digital television signal. The digital transport stream can include original Program and System Information (PSIP) data having RX channel data that... Agent:
20110231879 - Headend modeling of data: A data modeling method for modeling data for an electronic program guide (EPG) at a broadcast headend is described. The method includes grouping receiver types according to a first set of characteristics associated with a receiver type, thereby producing a plurality of groups of receivers, assigning a bit number to... Agent: Nds Limited
20110231881 - Direct broadcast signal distribution methods: A direct broadcast system having a high altitude communication device that transmits broadcast signals, which are received by an antenna, is provided. The system includes an outdoor unit (ODU) electrically coupled to the antenna. The ODU includes a low noise block converter (LNB) that receives and amplifies the broadcast signals.... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.
20110231882 - Methods and devices for communications between two devices: The present invention provides a method of communicating between two devices, wherein these devices receive a signal requesting a second device to play a first broadcast audio/video content being played by a first device. The method comprises a step of generating a fingerprint of the first broadcast audio/video content being... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110231883 - Methods and apparatus for variable delay compensation in networks: Methods and apparatus for performing dynamic compensation for delays over extant infrastructure within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a cable network, and the infrastructure comprises that nominally used for on-demand (OD) services such as VOD. The method includes periodically or situationally assessing variable delays within the... Agent:
20110231884 - Routing of data including multimedia between electronic devices: Rerouting apparatus for rerouting data including multimedia data. The apparatus is for association with electronic equipment and allows for routing the data to a device regarded as the most convenient for playing the media. The apparatus comprises an announcer device for indicating to surrounding equipment that associated equipment is available... Agent:
20110231885 - Live time-shift system based on p2p technology and method thereof: The present invention provides a live time-shift system based on the P2P technology and a method thereof. The system includes a coding server, a live server and a control server arranged at a server end. The method includes: splitting, by the coding server, a received live video data stream into... Agent: Beijing Ttkg Network Technology Co., Ltd.
20110231887 - Methods and systems for audio-video clip sharing for internet-delivered television programming: Methods, apparatus, and systems for audio-video clip sharing for Internet-delivered television programming and sharing audio-video clips within a content distribution network. Initially, an audio-video clip creation message including an identification of a content item, an audio-video clip start index, an audio-video clip end index, and/or a user comment may be... Agent:
20110231888 - 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: Corporate Media Partners D/b/a Americast
20110231886 - Video server: According to one embodiment, a video server includes a plurality of processors and a log data integration unit. Each of the plurality of processors includes a generation module, a storage module, and a transmission module. The generation module generates the log data including at least an event occurrence time. The... Agent:09/15/2011 > 19 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110225603 - Avatars in social interactive television: Virtual environments are presented on displays along with multimedia programs to permit viewers to participate in a social interactive television environment. The virtual environments include avatars that are created and maintained in part using continually updated animation data that may be captured from cameras that monitor viewing areas in a... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20110225605 - Interactive television advertising method: A method of providing advertising from a central database server connected to a global computer network to distributed sites via interactive television. A representative icon is presented to a subscriber on a television screen indicating an advertisement. When a the icon is selected, an advertisement information detail is retrieved from... Agent:
20110225604 - Method and system for integrating television brand advertising with promotional marketing: A method for integrating television brand advertising with promotional marketing includes providing an image to be displayed in different television commercials for products from different advertisers, the image indicating a website; and providing at the website coupon offers for the products from the different advertisers. The image will alert a... Agent:
20110225606 - Television content metadata: Television content metadata techniques are described. In one or more implementations, metadata received in a stream of television content at the client device from a content provider via a network is normalized. The stream of television content having the normalized metadata is exposed for consumption by one or more applications... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110225607 - System and method for in-band delivery of advertising decision data: A system is disclosed for inserting advertising description data into an audio/visual data stream, the system including but not limited to a first server processor in data communication with a first computer program comprising instructions embedded in a computer readable medium, wherein the processor is configured to insert advertising trigger... Agent:
20110225608 - Video viewer targeting based on preference similarity: Presentation of a video clip is made to persons having a high probability of viewing the clip. A database containing viewers of previously offered video clips is analyzed to determine similarities of preferences among viewers. When a new video clip has been watched by one or more viewers in the... Agent:
20110225609 - System and method for monitoring program availability: Modern broadcast services have a need for improving channel selection in an MDU network. A method is disclosed including the steps of receiving a request for a program, comparing the requested program to a stored list of available programs, and providing an alternative if the requested program is unavailable. An... Agent: Thomson Licensing, LLC
20110225610 - Video enabled digital devices for embedding user data in interactive applications: Connecting viewers in the broadcasting and gaming experience for the purpose of enhancing the entertainment experience of a user is a fast growing technical area. It seeks to engage the viewer in a media that is visually rich which consequently provides a new and unique form of enhancing the user... Agent:
20110225611 - 3d tv glasses with tv mode control: A method of operation of three dimensional (3D) stereoscopic television consistent with certain implementations involves turning on or installing a set of 3D glasses on a viewer to cause the set of 3D glasses to enter an active operational mode; and at the 3D glasses, emitting a signal to the... Agent:
20110225612 - User-interactive displays including video-on-demand availability reminders: The present invention teaches a method of creating and presenting a user interface comprising a Dynamic Mosaic Extended Electronic Programming Guide (DMXEPG) using video, audio, special applications, and service dynamic metadata. The system enables television or digital radio service subscribers to select and display of various programs including video, interactive... Agent:
20110225613 - Interactive television program guide with selectable languages: An interactive television program guide is provided. The interactive television program guide provides a user with the opportunity to select a language for playing television programming and displaying program guide text. Television program audio in the desired language may be obtained from a SAP or digital audio track and played... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20110225614 - Multi-point digital video recorder for internet-delivered television programming: Methods, systems, and apparatus for sharing a content viewing experience among geographically separated participants. An invitation to view a common audio-video content item may be distributed to a plurality of individual clients of geographically separated participants in the content viewing experience. The invitation may include, for example, a description of... Agent:
20110225615 - System and method for selecting, capturing, and distributing customized event recordings: A system that enables an event or moments within an event to be captured and provided in a record that preserves at least some aspects of the participant's perspective of the event. In particular, the present invention involves centralized recording of the event in one or more modes including video,... Agent:
20110225616 - Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders: An interactive television system is provided in which an interactive television application is used to support network-based or local personal video recorder capabilities. A user may use this application to view lists of program listings. The user may select a program listing of interest. The interactive television application may allow... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20110225617 - Collaborative recording network system and method: Collaborative video recording method that allows a plurality of networked digital video recorder (DVR) devices to distribute the tasks of receiving and storing digital video content data. To do this, the invention defines a new type of point-to-point (P2P) overlay network, termed a “Fair Use P2P network” designed to facilitate... Agent:
20110225618 - method and system for supporting wireless local area multimedia broadcasting: The present invention discloses a method and system for supporting wireless local area multimedia broadcast, and the method comprises: sweeping frequencies in an area where wireless local multimedia broadcast will be performed to determine the transmitting power and the transmitting position of the system; when the system is working, acquiring... Agent:
20110225619 - Automatic detection and remote repair of a television system condition: A server device is configured to store quick code information, where the quick code information includes a particular operation of a group of operations and a particular condition code of a group of condition codes; receive diagnostic information from a video client, of a group of video clients, where the... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20110225620 - Transport stream processing apparatus capable of storing transport stream before the transport stream is descrambled and then descrambling the stored transport stream for playback: A transport stream processing apparatus includes a demodulation module, a transport stream storage module, a multiplexer, and a conditional access system interface. The demodulation module is for demodulating an input signal to generate a first transport stream. The transport stream storage module is for storing a second transport stream. The... Agent:
20110225621 - Adaptable data receiving apparatus: The invention relates to apparatus which can be used in first and second modes and to the manner in which the change in modes of operation can be achieved. In a first mode, the apparatus operates to receive data which is received typically from a television programme broadcast system and... Agent: Pace PLC09/08/2011 > 28 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110219394 - Remote audience participation: The present disclosure generally provides a system and method of interactive technologies to engage remote audiences to distract, confuse, impact, instruct, command, or otherwise positively or negatively affect participants of, for example, television shows, theater shows, or webcasts in real-time. In one example, an audience member could distract or otherwise... Agent:
20110219395 - Pointing capability and associated user interface elements for television user interfaces: Systems and methods according to the present invention provide a user interface for television control functionality.... Agent: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
20110219396 - Method for controlling access to a plurality of channels by a receiver/decoder: A method for controlling access to a plurality of channels by a unit comprising a security module, each channel being encrypted by a specific control word and having a channel identifier, this method comprising the steps of: tuning to a first channel having first channel identifier and receiving first messages... Agent: Nagravision S.a .
20110219397 - Multimedia network system with content importation, content exportation, and integrated content management: This system provides wired and/or wireless access throughout a multimedia network built on a distributed architecture which can be transparent to the user. This multimedia network includes content which is imported or generated within the network. The system allows for the content provider to determine the license status of content... Agent:
20110219398 - Delivering personalized media items to a user of interactive television by using scrolling tickers: A system of delivering a personalized media item to a user of an interactive television is disclosed. The system comprises a television terminal, a computing device and a remote control device. The computing device further comprises a set top box. The computing device may be connected to a server through... Agent:
20110219399 - Apparatus and method for registering and the subsequent selection of user selected advertisement during playback: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method of registering, and perhaps substituting broadcast television advertisements for lesser, time intensive advertisements is described. The method comprises (i) receiving digital content including segments of a audiovisual program separated by at least one broadcast advertisement; (ii) detecting an operation that alters... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110219401 - Apparatus and method for replacing a broadcasted advertisement based on both heuristic information and attempts in altering the playback of the advertisement: According to one embodiment of the invention, an apparatus comprises a data storage unit and a data processing unit. The data storage unit is adapted to store a plurality of advertisements. Coupled to the data storage unit, the data processing unit is adapted to detect an operation that alters playback... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110219402 - Apparatus and method for replacing a broadcasted advertisement based on heuristic information: According to one embodiment of the invention, an apparatus comprises a data storage unit and a data processing unit. Coupled to the data storage unit, the data processing unit is adapted to the access heuristic information stored in the data storage unit and transmitting a signal that is used to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110219400 - Apparatus and method for replacing a broadcasted advertisement in response to an attempt by the viewer to skip or fast-forward through the advertisement: According to one embodiment of the invention, an apparatus comprises a tuner/demodulation unit, a data storage unit and a data processing unit. The data processing unit is coupled to the tuner/demodulation unit and the data storage unit. The data processing unit is adapted to detect an operation that accelerates playback... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110219403 - Method and apparatus to deliver video advertisements with enhanced user interactivity: An advertising system delivers video ads into hypertext documents, where these ads provide enhanced user interactivity features selected and configured by advertisers or other ad sponsors. The system also provides sophisticated tracking and real time reporting of viewer interactivity with the video ads and their enhanced features.... Agent:
20110219404 - Universal remote control management in digital display devices: In one embodiment, a system, comprising at least a first video source device, at least a first remote control device, a digital display device comprising logic to receive, in a digital display device, a signal to initiate an aggregation process, in response to the signal, enumerate at least a first... Agent:
20110219405 - System, method and apparatus for integrating social functions into a device: An application for a television interfacing to a social network includes an interface to the social network relating to a program or activity of the user. For example, if the user is watching a sporting event, using their remote control, the user easily informs other social network subscribers or groups... Agent: Vizio, Inc.
20110219406 - Mobile broadcasting apparatus and method with position information provided by mobile communication system: A mobile broadcasting method, applied to a mobile broadcasting apparatus, includes steps of: obtaining a first position information via a signal connection between the mobile broadcasting apparatus and a communication system; obtaining a first channel information table according to the first position information; obtaining a first frequency band included in... Agent: Avermedia Technologies, Inc.
20110219407 - Portable media device and method for presenting viewing content during travel: A portable media device for use in cooperation with passenger entertainment systems installed in vehicles, such as automobiles and aircraft, and methods for manufacturing and using same. The portable media device is configured to communicate with one or more content sources, which provide viewing content and which may be proximate... Agent: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
20110219408 - Aircraft in-flight entertainment system with enhanced passenger control units and associated methods: An aircraft in-flight entertainment (IFE) system includes an entertainment source, passenger seatback displays coupled to the entertainment source, and passenger control units. Each PCU is associated with a respective seatback display and includes a touchpad configured to recognize multiple simultaneous touch points.... Agent: Livetv, LLC
20110219409 - Aircraft in-flight entertainment system with enhanced seatback tray passenger control units and associated methods: An aircraft in-flight entertainment (IFE) system includes an entertainment source, passenger seatback displays coupled to the entertainment source, and passenger control units (PCUs). Each PCU is associated with a respective seatback display. Each PCU includes an underside PCU input device carried by an underside of a seatback tray to be... Agent: Livetv, LLC
20110219410 - Method and system of queued management of multimedia storage: A queue management module receives a message to queue location information for multimedia content. The queue management module stores the location information in a queue corresponding to a subscriber. The queue management module receives a message for location information from a video distribution module. The queue management module transmits a... Agent: Seachange International, Inc.
20110219411 - Bandwidth conservation: A request to establish a switched digital video session with high-definition content is received from a subscriber of a video content network offering a switched digital video service. A determination is made that the subscriber only has capability of viewing standard definition content. Responsive to the request and the determination,... Agent: Time Warner Cable Inc.
20110219413 - Capturing and sharing media content: A media device allows users to watch and capture portions from a media stream. Users may then share the captured media content with other users. In one embodiment, the media device receives a media stream, plays the media stream, and caches a portion of the media stream as it is... Agent: Sling Media Inc.
20110219412 - Emulated television tuner: Television tuner emulation techniques are described. In an implementation, a television tuner is emulated through execution of software on a processing system by a computing device, the emulated television tuner includes functionality to obtain television content over an Internet Protocol (IP) based network. The functionality of the emulated television tuner... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110219415 - Method and device for receiving broadcasting program: Provided is a broadcasting receiving method and device. The method detects the time of a televised broadcasting program, and provides the broadcasting program to the user from the start thereof. More specifically, the method requests transmission of the broadcasting program before a first time through the second network at the... Agent:
20110219414 - Method, apparatus, and system for switching channels: A method, an apparatus and a system for switching channels are disclosed. The method includes: buffering a multicast Internet Protocol (IP) packet of a live channel; receiving a channel switching request sent by a client for switching to the live channel, and pushing the buffered multicast IP packet to the... Agent:
20110219417 - Method and apparatus for providing interactive television: According to a first aspect of the present invention there is provided a method of providing interactive IP Television to a user terminal 1 over an IP Multimedia Subsystem 2. The method comprises, at a content server 3, sending the IP Television content and an interactive object to the user... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
20110219416 - Network time-shift methods and apparatus: Effects of a network delay in handling messages in time-shifting media information streams are eliminated by either the network side's providing a media stream start time to the client side, which uses the media start time to compute a correct time offset for restarting the media stream after a pause,... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
20110219418 - Wideband cable modem and channel locking method: A wideband cable modem includes a plurality of tuners and a plurality of central frequencies each corresponding to one of a plurality of frequency ranges. Each frequency range is divided into a plurality of frequency segments. A scan controlling thread of the wideband cable modem retrieves one of the central... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20110219419 - Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases: Systems and methods for navigating hypermedia using multiple coordinated input/output device sets. Disclosed systems and methods allow a user and/or an author to control what resources are presented on which device sets (whether they are integrated or not), and provide for coordinating browsing activities to enable such a user interface... Agent:
20110219420 - Controlling a multimedia device in remote display mode: A multimedia device engaged in wireless transmission of content to a remote display may format graphical user interface content for the remote display. The device may also communicate with a human interface device such as a remote control. The remote control may send control information to the multimedia device to... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20110219421 - Enhanced video programming system and method utilizing user-profile information: Maintaining a file specifying a “donut” of dynamic, hierarchical, shared user-profile information. The donut contains a user profile or acts as a key to a data repository containing it, and it specifies user-profile information such as user characteristics, viewing preferences, hobbies, and spending habits. The donut is accessed by browser... Agent: Actv, Inc.09/01/2011 > 16 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. class, title,number
20110214141 - Content playing device: A system for generating information on viewer emotional response to content is disclosed. The system may include a viewer response input unit configured to capture local data representing at least one of local viewer audio or local viewer video of a local viewer's response to content data, the content data... Agent:
20110214142 - Sytem and method of communicating emergency alerts: A tangible computer readable medium includes instructions executable by a processor to cause the processor to communicate with a multicast alert server to receive a multicast emergency alert message via a multicast-enabled network of an Internet Protocol television system. The multicast emergency alert message includes data related to a location... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property L, L.p.
20110214143 - Mobile device application: A system and method for detecting a non-visual code using an application on a mobile device, where the application is capable of associating the non-visual code with at least one item contained in a transmitted presentation and connecting the mobile device to information about the item in a database associated... Agent:
20110214144 - Video-enabled community building: A system and method that provide media content owners the capability to achieve community building goals by exploiting video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling media content on a network or Internet website. The system and method additionally provide website community building mechanisms to community members, thereby allowing the... Agent: Virage, Inc.
20110214145 - Information providing device and metod for index information for scene changes: The present invention relates to an information providing apparatus and an information providing apparatus. Images which are consecutive in time series are sequentially enlarged and displayed such that the enlarged images are continuous spirally in the time-series order from the inner circumferential side. In this manner, according to the present... Agent:
20110214146 - Device for receiving broadcasting program and method for displaying favorite channel: A device for receiving a broadcasting program and a method for displaying a favorite channel may be disclosed. A method for displaying a favorite channel in a device for receiving a broadcasting program includes presetting a favorite program viewing standard time; identifying whether a key signal is inputted by a... Agent:
20110214148 - Interactive media display across devices: A computer-implemented method includes identifying a computer-based portable program module, automatically altering code in the portable program module to permit display of the module on a television-based display so that the displayed module has a substantially similar appearance on the television-based display as on a computer display, and providing the... Agent:
20110214147 - Method for determining content for a personal channel: Creating a listing of suggested content and programming for a virtual channel is performed by generating rankings of previously viewed or accessed content. The method determines whether such content is either cyclical in nature as being related to a series or if such content is broadcasted less frequently. Once such... Agent:
20110214149 - Telephone ordering of television shows: A method and system for controlling the digital consumption of media and information such as the recording of television programs, real world, or electronic merchandise from a plurality of a customer's Unique Identifiers (such as telephone numbers). The television programs are identified by specific identifiers, such as alpha-numeric indicia. Customers... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.
20110214150 - Imprint client statistical filtering: A method, system API and computer product for adapting reverse data channel (RDC) utilization by selectively restricting the reporting of statistics data from client devices using a client-side filter adapted in response to configuration data from a file or other source file.... Agent: Tvworks, LLC
20110214151 - Handheld mobile tv service device: A mobile TV service device is disclosed. A mobile TV service device includes a mobile TV signal receiver air-interfaced with a mobile TV network to receive a mobile TV signal, a device connection terminal connected with a signal input/output terminal of a handheld device, a mobile TV signal converter configured... Agent:
20110214152 - Application execution system for digital television, apparatus for application execution for digital television and method to implement said system: The present invention refers to a system for executing applications, wherein said system is organized by layers and is designed to be used in an open broadcasting television system (land or satellite), and said system is capable of allowing the execution of applications produced by television broadcasters in the different... Agent:
20110214153 - Hospital tv/monitor display control with hierarchical access control: An interactive communication system (400) includes a plurality of in-room video communications system (1250) each including an audio microphone (460), a video camera (440), an audio speaker (470), a patient operated control (420) and a television/video monitor (430). The message sender, e.g. a medical professional, enters a request to contact... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110214154 - Viewing control apparatus and system: A viewing control apparatus for viewing a broadcast program, includes a processor which controls channel switching of the broadcast program and reproduction of VOD (Video on Demand) contents. The processor generates a virtual channel in combination of the broadcast program and automatically-recommended VOD contents, controls channel switching of the broadcast... Agent:
20110214155 - Handling video transition errors in a video on demand streams: A system, method, and apparatus for handling transition errors is presented herein. The transition errors include handling unreported time base discontinuities during trick mode transition, miscalculated time stamps during trick mode transition, erroneous sequence end codes, and unreported broken group of picture transmission. Unreported time base discontinuities are detected by... Agent:
20110214156 - Systems and methods for providing fast video channel switching: A video decoding device receives video images encoded as video signal data for a selected one of multiple channels, for example provided by a cable TV or satellite TV service. Responsive to a request to switch from viewing a previously-selected channel to viewing a newly-selected channel, the video decoding device... Agent:Previous industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: interprogram communication or interprocess communication (ipc)
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