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Interactive video distribution systems October categorized by USPTO classification 10/11Below 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. 10/27/2011 > 33 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110265109 - Method and system for subscriber base monitoring in ip data networks: The present method and system relate to monitoring a subscriber base in an IP data network. The method and system receive at a subscriber base system information extracted from collected data of IP data sessions. The extracted information comprises at least a unique identifier and a timestamp. The subscriber base... Agent: Neuralitic Systems
20110265110 - Audience monitoring system using facial recognition: A system for monitoring members of an audience watching a program broadcast by a programming signal source may include a audience monitoring unit positioned at a reception location with reproduction equipment to perform the broadcast program. The audience monitoring unit may include a camera, a facial recognition unit, and/or a... Agent:
20110265111 - Broadcast remote control: Identifying user behaviors via remote control signal broadcasts may be provided. A content element such as a video may be displayed on a display device. During display of the content, a control signal may be received and deciphered. The deciphered control signal may be used to determine whether the content... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20110265112 - Request signal of an image program according to specific input sources based on the received list to the external display devices: A display device having a network function according to an exemplary embodiment is configured to include: a network interface unit that performs data communication with external displays through a network; and a controller that transmits access request signals to the external display devices through the network interface unit and receives... Agent: Lg Electronics
20110265113 - Customizing streaming content presentation: Streaming content customization techniques are described. In an implementation, metadata, that is associated with an element, is synchronized with a stream of content that includes the element. The element is configured to accept an input to access related content that provides context for a scene that includes the element. After... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110265115 - Displaying enhanced content information on a remote control unit: A remote control unit for a video receiver may be utilized to display information about enhanced content available in conjunction with a video broadcast. The information displayed on the remote control unit display may provide information about available enhanced content, advertising, or even the status of connected devices, such as... Agent:
20110265114 - System for managing detection of advertisements in an electronic device, for example in a digital tv decoder: A method for managing the detection of advertising sequences in a stream of information stored on a mass memory module of an electronic apparatus, the information stream corresponding to an extract of a television program, the information stream including a first set of information corresponding to a content to be... Agent: Sagemcom Broadband Sas
20110265117 - System for controlling automatic exposure of broadcast advertisement data and method for same: A system for inserting advertisement data into broadcast data and method thereof are provided. The system and method can output advertisement data to a certain portion of a lower end of a screen image of the new channel for a certain time when a current channel is changed to a... Agent:
20110265116 - Zone control methods and apparatus: Methods and apparatus for providing control over targeted secondary content based on a zone associated with a user. In one exemplary embodiment, a user request for primary content from a non-legacy device results in the delivery of the same secondary content which would have been provided had the request been... Agent:
20110265118 - Image display apparatus and method for operating the same: An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are discussed. The method according to an embodiment includes displaying an image on a display, selecting, when a pointer displayed in response to movement of a remote controller is dragged from a first position to a second position on... Agent:
20110265119 - Image display apparatus and method for operating the same: A method for operating an image display apparatus is discussed. The method according to an embodiment includes reproducing content, storing at least part of the reproduced content, upon receipt of a content save command, displaying a content object representing the stored content, displaying objects representing other users or electronic devices... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20110265122 - Method for receiving and sending media, user equipment, and service guide server: A method for receiving and sending media, a user equipment (UE), and a service guide (SG) server are disclosed in the present invention. The method includes: receiving an SG that includes first access information, access association information, and second access information; receiving media corresponding to the first access information, where... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20110265121 - Service processing method and system in content distribution network of interactive network tv: The present invention provides a service processing method and system in a content distribution network of an interactive network TV. The service processing method includes the following steps: a service processing manager receiving and processing a service acquisition request of a service requesting device, and allocating service processing agent(s) for... Agent: Zte Corporation
20110265120 - User-interactive displays including theme-based dynamic video mosaic elements: 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:
20110265124 - Enhanced electronic program guides: A method and system for rating programs, the method including, receiving a sample of viewing logs from a plurality of set top boxes (STBs), determining, from the sample of viewing logs, at least groups of viewers sharing similar interests, and groups of programs sharing similar audience, computing time dynamics of... Agent: Nds Limited
20110265123 - Method and system for presenting customized content on a television in conjunction with regular programming: A method and system for presenting content selectable by the viewer on a television screen simultaneously with standard television programming. The system includes a video/audio system such as television, a programming provider such as a television network, a local or remote programming deliverer such as a cable company, a content... Agent:
20110265125 - Automatically preparing streaming video programming guides: A programming guide for streaming video files may be automatically compiled in response to a user request. The user may provide keywords for categories of streaming video files that are of interest. A graphical user interface is automatically developed which splits responsive streaming video files into categories requested by the... Agent:
20110265126 - Systems and methods for generating a favorites list of movie titles: In one embodiment, a system is disclosed allowing a cable subscriber to identify a movie title that is available for viewing using a VOD service offered by a cable service provider to be included in a list of favorite movie titles, where the list is associated with the viewer. The... Agent:
20110265127 - Television mobile internet system: Processing, modulating and transmitting a baseband video signal into a processed Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) modulated signal and transmitting OFDM modulated signal to a TV set or to a other mobile (portable) device. Method for receiving and processing a Global Positioning System (GPS) generated signal and touching the screen... Agent:
20110265128 - Method and apparatus for providing bi-directional data services and live television programming to mobile platforms: A system for bi-directional data content transfer between a plurality of mobile platforms, such as aircraft or cruise ships, and a ground-based control segment. The system includes the ground-based control segment, a space segment and a mobile system disposed on each mobile platform. The ground-based control segment includes an antenna... Agent: The Boeing Company
20110265129 - Method and apparatus for transmitting ethernet data through audio/video interface: Provided are methods and apparatuses for transmitting and receiving data between a device of an audio/video (AV) network and a device of an Ethernet network by using correspondence between an AV network address and a medium access control (MAC) address. A method of transmitting data to a second device by... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110265130 - Method, system and user device for obtaining a key frame in a streaming media service: The invention discloses a method, system and user device for obtaining a key frame in a streaming media service. The method includes: setting a threshold time for receiving a key frame, receiving video data by a client from a streaming media server, and analyzing the video data, when the network... Agent: Zte Corporation
20110265131 - Recording and playback of video using a live tv buffer: Methods and systems for live recording of video on a set-top box of a cable television system include receiving a video signal on a first channel of the set-top box. The set-top box does not include a hard disk drive. Video is displayed on a television corresponding to the video... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20110265133 - Control apparatus, content transmission system and content transmission method: A control apparatus accepts a request for transmission of a content from a content transmission apparatus to the control apparatus, passes on the request to the content transmission apparatus by way of a communication network allowing a transmission quality to be reserved, and issues a request to a content accounting... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110265132 - Live tv broadcast method of digital interactive tv: A live TV broadcast method of digital interactive TV, which enables the whole network to share one set of CMTS for independent live broadcast: CMTS of each hub head-end is used for on-demand broadcast; Cable Modem aims to receive directives from users to seek downlink frequency corresponding to the IP... Agent: Guangzhou Digital Media Group Co., Ltd.
20110265134 - Switchable multi-channel data transcoding and transrating system: A video transport stream over IP (TS/IP) server system comprises a set of video server blocks. A video server block comprises a pair of codecs and a primary FPGA, the codecs based on a fully programmable high speed DSP processor. The video server block further comprises a pair of VioIP... Agent:
20110265135 - Sharing a streaming video: A video segment can be shared over a computer network by first receiving the video segment at a receiving computer on the network. The receiving computer assures that the video segment is in a streaming video format, and creates at least one identification tag for the video segment. The receiving... Agent:
20110265136 - Sharing a streaming video: A video segment can be shared over a computer network by first receiving the video segment at a receiving computer on the network. The receiving computer assures that the video segment is in a streaming video format, and creates at least one identification tag for the video segment. The receiving... Agent:
20110265138 - Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving service discovery information in multimedia transmission system and file structure for the same: A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting service discovery information in a multimedia transmission system. Service discovery information, including service access information for reception of a service, is generated. The service discovery information is transmitted after being classified into a plurality of levels.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110265139 - Method and system for isochronous communication in audio/video networks: Method and system for isochronous communication between audio/video (AV) devices. One implementation comprises establishing isochronous connection between a source AV device and a destination AV device. Each AV device includes multiple I/O ports for connecting the AV device to another AV device via a communication link comprising multiple communication lanes.... Agent:
20110265137 - Method and system for isochronous data stream management in high speed audio/video networks: A method and system for isochronous data stream management in high speed audio/video networks. One implementation comprises isochronous communication management between audio/video (AV) devices by maintaining forwarding information for forwarding data between AV devices, wherein each AV device includes multiple I/O ports for connecting the AV device to another AV... Agent:
20110265140 - Hfc cable system with shadow fiber and coax fiber terminals: System and method to extend the upstream data capacity of an HFC CATV system by extending a “shadow” optical fiber network deeper into the various CATV cable neighborhoods, with coax fiber terminals (CFT) spaced roughly according to the distribution of CATV active devices such as RF amplifiers. The CFT can... Agent:
20110265141 - Method for transmitting and receiving service data of handset tv (as amended): A method for transmitting service data of a handset TV is disclosed in the present invention, wherein, an audio part and a video part of a handset TV program are split into an audio sub-service and a video sub-service respectively, and when transmitting the service data of the handset TV... Agent: Zte Corporation10/20/2011 > 25 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110258654 - Purchase transaction method for iptv product and iptv receiver thereof: A purchase transaction method for IPTV product and IPTV receiver thereof using the same are provided. The purchase transaction method for IPTV product includes requesting to make a purchase for a offering by using a identifier of the offering, wherein the offering is a combination of one or more products... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20110258655 - Interactive entertainment and information system using television set-top box: An interactive entertainment and information system using a television set-top box, wherein pages of information are periodically provided to the set-top box for user interaction therewith. The pages include associated meta-data defining active locations on each page. When a page is displayed, the user interacts with the active locations on... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110258656 - System and method for television application channel sync (tacs): There is provided a system and method for providing television application channel sync (TACS). There is provided a method comprising determining a channel presently tuned from a plurality of tunable channels, applying a plurality of business rules to the channel to present, on a display, a list of selectable television... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20110258657 - System and method for secured digital video broadcasting of instantaneous testimony: A method and apparatus for securely broadcasting an instantaneous deposition testimony video stream is provided. The method includes capturing a witness's testimony via video, audio and text, authenticating the testimony, transmitting the testimony instantaneously to authorized subscribers, viewers and participants remotely located from the deposition through a peer-to-peer network connection... Agent:
20110258659 - System and method for construction, delivery and display of itv content: iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same; a transport component configured to optimize and deliver the applications to one or more clients; and a client component adapted to... Agent: Tvworks, LLC
20110258660 - System and method for commanding a controlled device: A system and method for commanding a controlled device. An intelligent navigation server detects a transition from a current state of a remote control device. A context for transition is also determined. The current state, the new current state and the context are evaluated to select a set of commands... Agent:
20110258661 - Interactive program guide system and method: An interactive television program guide system and method is provided. Time separators are displayed within lists of program listings to allow users to more easily view the program listings. On-screen arrows have their display characteristics changed according to user actions. Similar program listings are displayed only once when using search... Agent: Rovi Technologies Corporation
20110258662 - Apparatus and methods for providing access to viewer-orderable television events: A method of providing access to an orderable television event is presented. An orderable television event may be, for example, a pay-per-view television event or a video-on-demand television event. In the method, preview video content for the orderable television event is received and stored. The event is associated with one... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20110258663 - Interactive program guide systems and processes: Interactive program guide systems and related processes are provided which can automatically tune a television, or program a VCR, based on program selections made from program schedule information displayed on a television or other suitable video monitor. The interactive program guide is preferably implemented using a microprocessor-controlled set-top box that... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20110258664 - Apparatuses and methods for favorite program recommendations: An apparatus for favorite program recommendations is provided. In the apparatus: a user interface module receives a channel indication signal indicating a TV channel; a tuner module receives a digital TV signal comprising current program information corresponding to the TV channel and program guide information; a processing unit analyzes at... Agent:
20110258665 - Viewing and recording streams: A system and method of providing content in a digital video network are disclosed. The system may detect the resolution capability of a user's device, and automatically configure electronic program guide (EPG), viewing and/or recording options accordingly. User preferences may also be used. Record and viewing requests may result in... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20110258666 - Method of processing epg metadata in network device and the network device for controlling the same: A method of processing EPG metadata in a network according to one embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of performing a services discovery procedure utilizing multiple service discovery metadata components supplied by a service provider and processing an EPG metadata. Moreover, the performing step includes the steps of... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20110258667 - Electronic device and method of controlling the same: An electronic device and a method of controlling the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a broadcast receiving unit that receives a broadcast content, a communication unit that receives power information associated with a mart grid, the power information including at least one of per-time slot electricity rate... Agent:
20110258668 - Method and apparatus for interacting with media programming in real-time using a mobile telephone device: A system and method for providing real-time interaction with a multimedia program being presented to a viewer having an interactive end-user communications device. The system and method includes an applet distribution program to provide an applet to the interactive end-user communications device, where the applet includes a timer, time stamps... Agent:
20110258669 - System and method for multi-carrier multiplexing: A transmitter is provided for use with a first input signal and a second input signal. The transmitter includes a first modulating portion, a second modulating portion and a multiplexing portion. The first modulating portion can output a first plurality of code blocks based on the first input signal, wherein... Agent:
20110258670 - Method and apparatus for video transmission in communication system for supporting internet protocol television service between heterogeneous networks: An apparatus and method provide effective video transmission in a communication system that supports an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service between heterogeneous networks. A request for a contiguous service is received from a terminal during a mid-point of a video stream. A delay time that may be generated when the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110258671 - Digital television receiving terminal, positioning method and system thereof: A digital television receiving terminal, a positioning method and system thereof are disclosed. Wherein the method includes the steps of: locking a frequency point for receiving a program by a user according to the received on-demand signals input by the user; determining a transmission stream identifier code (TSID) of the... Agent: Shenzhen Coship Electronics Co. Ltd.
20110258672 - Method for establishing a network platform for renting the electronic publications: A method for establishing a network platform for renting the electronic publications adopts a grid algorithm, links to the Internet via various networks, and establishes the network platform having an information service grid character for renting the electronic publication. Three types of nodes are established in the information service grid:... Agent: Shanghai Gaozhi Science And Technology Development Co. Ltd
20110258674 - 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.
20110258673 - Service information provision apparatus and service information acquisition apparatus: A service information provision apparatus is provided with a data service information table configured from a service discovery information table showing association of specific information of a service provider and service discovery information as service content information provided by the service provider, and a service offer information table showing association... Agent:
20110258675 - Synchronized transmission of audio and video data from a computer to a client via an interface: A method for controlling data transmission between a computer and a video client via an interface, the method comprising: the computer polling the interface a first time to determine the size of the buffer on the interface; receiving a first buffer size value from the interface; sending a plurality of... Agent: Apple Computer, Inc.
20110258676 - Interactive video subscription player: An interactive video subscription service is disclosed. The interactive video subscription service has a web based application. The web based application has a main transmission source, a secondary transmission source, and at least one tertiary transmission source. The main transmission source, the secondary transmission source and at least one tertiary... Agent:
20110258677 - Upstream bandwidth conditioning device: A device may be used for conditioning an upstream bandwidth. The device can include a return path extending at least a portion of a distance between a supplier side connector and a user side connector, and a coupler connected within the return path, the coupler providing a secondary path. An... Agent: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
20110258678 - Signal interference detection and avoidance via spectral analysis: In one embodiment, an apparatus for minimizing signal interference for a network device is provided. The apparatus includes a receiver configured to detect an interference signal. The apparatus also includes a signal analyzer that is configured to analyze the detected interference signal. The apparatus further includes an interface. The interface... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.10/13/2011 > 19 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110252437 - Entertainment apparatus: A video pod comprises side wails and a roof; a first display device inside the video pod; a second display outside and above en opening to the pod; a payment device; an input device; and a memory storing a plurality of video programs. The first display device is arranged to... Agent:
20110252438 - Method and system for collecting and analyzing internet protocol television traffic: A method and system for collecting and analyzing IPTV traffic in an IPTV network including end user premises, an access network, and an IP core network, wherein filtering sub-systems are deployed to collect in real time IPTV traffic using at least one access technology. The filtering sub-systems are deployed in... Agent: Neuralitic Systems
20110252439 - Method for providing multimedia streaming service and related wireless packet relay apparatus and wireless set-top box: A wireless packet relay apparatus is disclosed including: an RF module for receiving a streaming service request from a wireless set-top box; a network interface; and a processing circuit for performing a predetermined network connection authentication with the wireless set-top box via the RF module; wherein the processing circuit transmits... Agent:
20110252440 - Interoperability of set top box through smart card: The concept of profiling the STB (01) through the Smart Cards (02) as per the service provider specific requirements makes towards interoperability. Smart cards (02) are embedded with greater operator specific intelligence. The scheme used in the present invention mainly focuses on downloading of profiling data from smart card (02)... Agent: Centre For Development Of Telematics
20110252441 - Systems and methods for taking action with respect to one network-connected device based on activity on another device connected to the same network: In a method for delivering targeted television advertisements based on online behavior, IP addresses indicating online access devices and IP addresses indicating television set-top boxes are electronically associated for a multitude of users. Using user profile information derived from online activity from one of the online access IP addresses, a... Agent:
20110252443 - Method and apparatus for interfacing broadcast television and video display with computer network: A set-top component for interfacing between a video display screen, and any one of a plurality of sources of displayed video for presentation on the video display. The device employs a microprocessor and software to provide an interface for networked electronic components operating over different communications protocols and cabling ports... Agent:
20110252442 - Method and apparatus for tuning to program channel based on sound sample in mobile communication terminal: A method and an apparatus for tuning a program channel based on a sound sample in a mobile communication terminal are disclosed. The apparatus includes: a sound sample acquiring unit configured to acquire a sound sample of a predetermined period of time in a predetermined format, with respect to a... Agent: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ab
20110252444 - Television system having digital buffers for programming: A television is provided. The television includes an interface for connecting the television to a network, such as the Internet. The television also includes digital buffers internal to the television for digitally storing digital programming data obtained from a digital provider. The television being accessible through a graphical user interface... Agent: Ti Law Group
20110252446 - Image display apparatus and method for operating the same: A method for operating an image display apparatus is discussed. The method according to an embodiment includes displaying a plurality of card objects on a display, displaying an application menu including at least one application item on the display, and displaying a broadcast image or broadcast image-associated information on the... Agent:
20110252445 - Mobile terminal and related content providing method using broadcast service guide information thereof: A related content providing method using broadcast service guide information of a mobile terminal is disclosed. The method includes playing broadcast content stored in the mobile terminal, searching for real-time broadcast content related to the played broadcast content while displaying the played broadcast content, and displaying information associated with the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20110252447 - Program information display apparatus and method: According to one embodiment, a program information display apparatus includes a first reading unit, a first extraction unit, a second reading unit, a second extraction unit, a first accumulation unit and a first control unit. The first reading unit is configured to read first program information items including bibliographic information... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20110252448 - Broadcasting method and system with variable audio/video program menu: A broadcasting system for AV program selection comprising a network, an AV signal providing system, a user device and a digital AV signal processing device is proposed. The network, the AV signal providing system, the user device and the digital AV signal processing device are in communication with each other... Agent: Alpha Networks Inc.
20110252449 - Program content view system and content reception record reproduction device: Upon reception selecting a program to be viewed, upon recording a received program, and upon reproducing a recorded program, as well as at the end of each operation thereof, a master creates viewing information including a corresponding program name, a transmission station name, and a name of a current operating... Agent:
20110252450 - Systems and methods for presentation of digital media at a mobile platform: According to one embodiment, an apparatus is disclosed for receiving and providing an aggregate video feed on a mobile platform. The apparatus can include a receiver configured to receive a mobile digital television signal. A file assembler is configured to provide a broadcast media stream and at least one media... Agent:
20110252451 - Personal tv gateway stb/router: A method for routing TV content including using a personal TV gateway STB/router to route a first TV content to a first TV receiver located in a first location in a home, while simultaneously routing a second TV content to a second TV receiver located in a second location in... Agent:
20110252452 - Adaptive timeshift service: In embodiments of an adaptive timeshift service, a live content server distributes live television content to television client devices. The live television content from the live content server can be recorded into a buffer of a timeshift server as the live television content is being distributed. Both the live television... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20110252453 - Information device: A device for obtaining, storing and displaying information from a remote server, the device has a modem for establishing communication sessions with the remote server. A memory coupled to the modem stores the obtained information, and a display is coupled to the memory for displaying the stored information. The device... Agent: May Patent Ltd
20110252454 - Information provisioning apparatus and information provisioning method: Information provisioning includes acquiring one of an audio and a video elementary stream of content that is composed of a plurality of segments, and actual data of metadata that includes information related to the content. The metadata is divided into metadata processing units (MPU) corresponding to segments subjected to processing... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110252455 - Method and system for comparing media assets: A computer-implemented method and system that features retrieving, with a comparator module, a first characteristic of a first media asset and associated with a first media asset identifier from a media server storing a plurality of media assets. A second characteristic of a second media asset associated with a second... Agent:10/06/2011 > 19 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. categorized by USPTO classification
20110247026 - Apparatus, system and method for audio-visual content viewing using advertisement credit: An alternative system and method for charging to provide audio visual services typically made available by providers, namely DVR services, rDVR services, on-demand services, broadcast and switch video television services, and pay-per-view services, for example. A customer/user may be enabled to access certain services from a provider in exchange for... Agent:
20110247027 - Video methods and arrangements: Novel arrangements are detailed involving delivery of entertainment content, and commercial sponsorship of such content. Some arrangements enable viewers to control presentation of advertising in video, e.g., selecting what commercials are to be presented—if any, and also their order and timing. Ad presentation can also be made dependent on context.... Agent:
20110247028 - Receiver and system using an electronic questionnaire for advanced broadcast services: According to one embodiment of the invention, a computer-implemented method for a digital broadcast system is described. The method involves an operation of receiving an electronic questionnaire that includes a plurality of questions registered to avoid duplication of any one of the plurality of questions. The electronic questionnaire, when processed... Agent:
20110247030 - Incentives based techniques for offering context to service providers utilizing syncronizing profile stores: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method, comprising creating a secure profile store to maintain a version of a user's profile on each of a plurality of platforms the user may be using, offering incentive based context to service providers by capturing context information of the user, wherein... Agent:
20110247029 - Techniques for offering context to service providers utilizing incentives: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method of offering incentive based context to service providers, comprising securely capturing private context information of a user and distributing the approved context information to the service provider, wherein the service provider provides an incentive to the user for the context information.... Agent:
20110247031 - Methods and systems for application rendering and management on internet television enabled displays: Computer implemented methods for managing communication between a display device and a remote server or services is provided. A remote server provides access to widget applications that are to be used on the display device. The method includes receiving a request from the display device, and the request includes data... Agent: Yahoo!, Inc.
20110247032 - Method and apparatus for remotely installing and updating different security clients for broadcasting or communication channels: A method for installing different security clients for channels in a terminal in a conditional access system includes: searching one or more channels searchable in the terminal; requesting, for respective searched channels, security clients necessary for receiving pay programs to be transmitted through the searched channels, to a broadcasting station... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20110247034 - Information distribution and processing system: An information distribution and processing system contains a remote site, a sender and a receiving apparatus. The remote site contains a first set of digital data. The sender delivers a second set of digital data to the receiving device. In one embodiment of the present invention, the receiving device contain... Agent:
20110247033 - Video transmission device, video reception device, and video communication system: A video communication system having: an encoder coding input video data and outputting a video stream; and a packet processing part grouping into packets the output video stream from said encoder and outputting the same to a communication path; wherein said packet processing part generates an original data cluster consolidating... Agent:
20110247035 - Content playlist: A method may include receiving a request to add a video-on-demand (VOD) program selected by a user from a VOD catalog to a playlist. The play list may list a plurality of programs, wherein at least one of the plurality of programs is associated with the VOD catalog and at... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20110247036 - Preferential program guide: A method may include selecting a plurality programs to recommend to a user based on preferences of the user. The method may include displaying a program guide including a timeline, wherein the program guide indicates times that the plurality of recommended programs are scheduled to play. The program guide may... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20110247037 - Methods and systems for providing enhanced content by way of a virtual channel: Exemplary methods and systems for providing enhanced content by way of a virtual channel are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a service provider subsystem providing a virtual channel, associating the virtual channel with a content provider, receiving enhanced content to be provided by way of the virtual channel from... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20110247038 - Intelligent video playlists: A computing device identifies an active user profile, from multiple user profiles, associated with the device and retrieves from an index of stored DVR content, titles for the stored DVR content that are associated with the user profile. The computing device ranks the titles associated with the user profile and... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20110247039 - Navigation and discovery of video on demand content via tv schedule on handheld devices: There is provided a system and method for a user interface for viewing video on demand (VOD) content organized by corresponding television broadcast schedules. There is provided a method comprising receiving a time period for navigation, retrieving VOD programming data and television broadcast schedule data, generating a plurality of program... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc
20110247040 - Mobile tv program management method and system: A mobile TV program management method and system are provided in the present invention, wherein the method is implemented based on a mobile phone and a program reservation server, and the management method comprises the following steps of: (a) the mobile phone sending a request including a program index set... Agent:
20110247041 - Reception device: A reception device includes a first input terminal receiving a first television broadcast signal of a first frequency band or a mixed wave of the first television broadcast signal and a second television broadcast signal of a second frequency band; a second input terminal receiving the second television broadcast signal;... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110247042 - Media fingerprinting for content determination and retrieval: Audio fingerprinting and other media matching technologies can be used to identify broadcast media, such as television shows and radio broadcasts. A user device can record image, audio, and/or video information and upload information to a matching service that is able to use matching technology to identify the media and... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20110247043 - Real time bit rate switching for internet protocol television: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for delivering television programming to a subscriber. In one aspect the method includes receiving one or more channels of program content, and encoding each channel a plurality of times, each time at a different rate producing multiple rate encoded signals for... Agent: Harmonic Inc.
20110247044 - Signal-driven interactive television: A method for displaying supplemental content with a content stream on a display is provided. A content stream for a program is received, and a portion of the received content stream is sampled. The sampled portion is analyzed to determine a media identifier for the content stream, the media identifier... Agent: Yahoo!, Inc.Previous industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: interprogram communication or interprocess communication (ipc)
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