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Interactive video distribution systems January recently filed with US Patent Office 01/12Below 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. 01/26/2012 > 29 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120023515 - Method of providing a tv network: A television and computer network that provides an exclusive platform for female Christian spiritual leaders to reach the enormously growing network through TV and the Internet worldwide.... Agent:
20120023516 - System and method for verifying home television audience viewership via a set-top box: A system method for determining audience size of home television may include receiving a plurality of viewer confirmation signals, each viewer confirmation signal being responsive to a visual verification signal being displayed and sensed by an optical sensor. Responsive to each viewer confirmation signal that includes an indication of a... Agent:
20120023517 - Method and system for measuring an internet protocol television channel zapping delay: A method for measuring an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) channel zapping delay to be implemented using a system that includes a scheduling unit, a remote controller, a stream providing unit, a set-top box, and a packet analyzing unit, said method comprising: a) configuring the scheduling unit to control the remote... Agent: Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd.
20120023518 - Method and apparatus for adapting a presentation of media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, identifying a stereoscopic preference from a user profile associated with a user of a viewing apparatus, receiving a stereoscopic media program, generating an adapted media program by adapting one or more presentation aspects of the stereoscopic media... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120023519 - Services gateway video-on-demand service: A services gateway includes a processor configured to send a request for a video-on-demand content, receive a first content stream from a video-on-demand content server, and process the first content stream to retrieve the video-on-demand content. The first content stream includes the video-on-demand content and is protected with a first... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120023520 - Delivering regional content information from a content information source to a user device: A method and a system are put forth for providing regional content information to a user device (e.g., television, laptop, cell phone, etc.). In one example, the system provides content information messages that provide explanations of cultural peculiarities that may occur in the original media content (e.g., television programs, Internet... Agent: Rovi Technologies Corporation
20120023521 - Providing regional content information to a user device by using content information received from a content provider: A method and a system are put forth for providing regional content information to a user device (e.g., television, laptop, cell phone, etc.). In one example, the system provides content information messages that provide explanations of cultural peculiarities that may occur in the original media content (e.g., television programs, Internet... Agent: Rovi Technologies Corporation
20120023522 - Targeted impression model for broadcast network asset delivery: Systems and methods are presented for insertion of assets into a stream of content (e.g., audio and/or video programming). Such assets may be targeted to network users separate from the surrounding content and deliveries thereof confirmed. Among other things, these systems and methods enable a new advertising paradigm based on... Agent: Invidi Technologies Corporation
20120023523 - Data distribution: A device may include a communication interface configured to receive programming information and index data associated with the programming information from a service provider multicast over a plurality of channels. The device may also include logic configured to request address information from the service provider, receive the address information, wherein... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120023524 - Image display apparatus and method for operating the same: A multifunctional display device includes a processor to control display of at least one of a broadcast signal, data packets or signals from the remote controller. Also, a home screen includes a first area displaying a program, a second area displaying one or more card objects, and a third area... Agent:
20120023525 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for associating applications with an electronic program guide: Systems and methods for associating applications with an electronic program guide are provided. An electronic program guide that includes television schedule information organized in a grid by time and channel may be generated. The electronic program guide may be configured for presentation to a user by an electronic program guide... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20120023526 - Aircraft seat with shared control architecture: The invention essentially concerns an aircraft seat (1), comprising control units (17.2, 22.2, 27), at least one node (11-15) to execute a particular action or function, and a display (22.1) for viewing video data. Said node (11-15) and said display (22.1) are capable of being actuated by the control units... Agent:
20120023527 - Method, system and home stream media server for implementing video on demand service: The present invention discloses a method and a system for implementing a video on demand service and a home streaming media server. When the home streaming media server is incapable of providing a media service for the client device, the home streaming media server obtains, from the dispatching server, information... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120023528 - State-based recovery system: A method including receiving a request from another device to provide television content; sending a response that includes the television content; storing state information associated with the television content, wherein the state information includes an identifier of the other device and an identifier of the television content provided; detecting when... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120023530 - Content location method and content delivery network node: The present invention provides a content locating method and a content delivery network node. In this case, the content locating method provided by the present invention comprises: receiving by a first content delivery network CDN node a service request sent by a service control function entity or an IPTV service... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120023529 - Virtual content store in interactive services architecture: A virtual content store may be provided. Upon receiving a request for a content stream from a subscriber at a regional headend, a central content vault may be examined to determine whether the content stream is available. Once the content stream is determined to be available in the central content... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120023531 - Apparatus for adapting a presentation of media content to a requesting device: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to record stereoscopic media content supplied by a multimedia system, receive from a communication device a request for the recorded stereoscopic media content, determine rendering capabilities of the communication device, generate... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120023533 - Method and apparatus for delivery of internet protocol television service: A method and apparatus for delivery of internet protocol television (IPTV) service are provided. The method may include receiving an IPTV unicast video stream of a select video content from an IPTV server associated with a third party IPTV service provider at a proxy server within a core network associated... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
20120023534 - Organizing social activity information on a site: A system and method for organizing social activity information on a website is disclosed. The system comprises a feed serving module and a presentation module. The feed serving module is configured to receive one or more user inputs for one or more activities associated with the social activity information. The... Agent: Google Inc.
20120023532 - Serving from a third party server to a control device a web page useful for controlling an iptv client with non-public address: An IPTV may be controlled in part by a second user consumer electronic (CE) device using a web page served from a third party server even though the third party server cannot function as a proxy to the IPTV.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120023535 - Apparatus and methods for packetized content delivery over a bandwidth-efficient network: Methods and apparatus for providing packetized content to users via a bandwidth-optimized network. In one embodiment, legacy and IPTV streams are carried over the same switched digital infrastructure, and freely intermixed without regard to their encoding or type. A user's selection for IPTV content is transmitted to an IP proxy... Agent:
20120023538 - Broadcasting receiver, broadcasting receiver control method, broadcast station identifying method, broadcasting receiver control program, and broadcast station identifying program: A selected station is identified from the current position and the reception frequency of that selected station (S54), and if that selected station performs internet broadcasts (S55 YES), the internet broadcast is received (S64) and that program is outputted (S65 to S67), whereas if that station does not perform internet... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation
20120023536 - Channel path display of a video network: A device may receive selection of a channel provided by a video network, determine equipment, of the video network, associated with the selected channel, determine status information of the associated equipment, determine port level details of the associated equipment, combine the associated equipment, the status information, and the port level... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120023537 - Image apparatus and television set: This image apparatus includes a communication portion connected to a comment information server through a network and a control portion acquiring a plurality of comment data from the comment information server at a time interval of at least a first time and controlling a display portion to display the acquired... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20120023539 - Information processing apparatus and content receiving method: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes: an input module which receives an address of a content stored in a storage apparatus connected via a network; a managing module which stores the received address of the content and an identifier of the storage apparatus in such a manner... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120023540 - Apparatus for adapting a presentation of media content according to a position of a viewing apparatus: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to detect a first position of a viewing apparatus, wherein the viewing apparatus enables viewing of media programs, obtain a media program in a first viewing perspective that conforms... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120023541 - Systems, methods, and media for controlling a presentation of data images in a video stream: Systems for controlling a presentation of data images in a video stream, comprising: at least one processor programmed to: transmit a video bit stream representing a plurality of images to a plurality of receivers using common transmission parameters; determine that a transmission link to one of the plurality of receivers... Agent:
20120023543 - Advanced digital tv system: A system for displaying electronic program guide information about a plurality of video items on a screen, the system including a display module to display a plurality of pages layering into the screen, each of the pages including a plurality of graphical panels associated with the video items, and a... Agent: Nds Limited
20120023542 - Video display and set-top box for scheduling: A video display includes a display, a memory, a timer, and a processor. The memory is used for storing schedules and a predetermined time intervals, wherein each schedule comprising at least one scheduled event and at least one predetermined time corresponding to the at least one scheduled event. The timer... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.01/19/2012 > 27 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120017231 - Behavior monitoring system: An electronic device that is configured to gather information from the environment surrounding the consumer. The information is passed along to a central computer facility that can evaluate the information to determine, for example, what television shows are being watched and the number of viewers watching the content. Additional features... Agent:
20120017232 - Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-factored interface thereore: A system and method of predicting items likely to appeal to a user, based on data received from a remote site. One or more local systems are provided, along with a remote system, said local systems communicating with said remote system over a network connection. Each local system maintains a... Agent:
20120017234 - Device-specific pre-provisoining access-limiting for a modem and a consumer premise equipment device: A method of initializing, provisioning, and managing a cable modem and a customer premise equipment device includes, prior to receiving the configuration file for the cable modem, providing an equipment identification message containing a description of the customer premise equipment device connected to the cable modem. In the case where... Agent: Comcast Cable Holdings LLC
20120017233 - System and method to prevent manipulation of transmitted video data: m
20120017235 - System and method to prevent manipulation of transmitted video data: It is then proposed a system to prevent manipulation of transmitted video data comprising an Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) receiving audio/video data, a display device (TV), said IRD comprising means to transmit an HDMI compliant audio/video stream toward the display device, characterized in that the system further comprises means to... Agent: Nagravision S.a.
20120017237 - Delivering advertisements based on digital television system and mobile communication device: A system for delivering advertisements based on a digital television system and a mobile communication device is disclosed. The television system and the mobile device are connected in ad hoc manner when a program is broadcasted by the television system. When a user is attracted by an advertisement, an instruction... Agent:
20120017239 - Method and apparatus for providing information related to broadcast programs: A method and apparatus for providing information related to broadcast programs are provided. According to an example, objects are detected from broadcast scenes and keywords. Each of the objects include an object name and information regarding the meaning of the object, are generated. Then, scene sections are set based on... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120017238 - Method and device for processing video frames: A method is provided for rating areas in video frames. The method comprises: (a) providing a video signal comprising a plurality of consecutive video frames; (b) selecting a frame from among these frames and indentifying a first plurality of objects comprised in the selected frame; (c) upon comparing the selected... Agent:
20120017236 - Supplemental video content on a mobile device: Methods, systems, devices, and software are described for providing supplemental content for display on a mobile device. In one embodiment, a system includes a video display that displays video content. A mobile device with an integrated display may track the video display, with a video camera or other methods, and... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20120017240 - Targeted television advertisements selected on the basis of an online user profile and presented with television programs or channels related to that profile: In an automatic, computer-implemented method, a selected television advertisement is presented automatically in association with a television program or channel. A relationship is identified between an online user profile and the television program or channel, and the television advertisement is selected based at least in part on information from the... Agent: Intent Iq, LLC
20120017241 - Handheld device and text input method: A handheld device establishes a wireless connection with an Internet television including a television display, sends a detection message to the Internet television, and then receives a first feedback from the Internet television. The handheld device determines whether a cursor of the television display shows a text input area of... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120017242 - Long distance audio attendance: In one embodiment, a system or method is provided for collecting audio, video and/or graphical inputs from one or more viewers of a program. The received input(s) may then be provided to an aggregator that combines the received inputs into one or more aggregated audio, video, data and/or combined signals.... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20120017243 - Interactive television program guide with passive content: A hybrid passive-interactive program guide is generated by combining the features of an interactive program guide with the passive video portion of a passive program guide. The interactive guide may replace passive listings with interactive listings, replace passive features with interactive features, provide supplemental advertisements, or replace passive tagging information... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20120017244 - Interactive electronic television program guide with database configurability: An interactive television program guide system is provided in which an interactive television program guide is implemented on user television equipment containing a memory. The system allocates the memory among different categories of program guide data used by the program guide. When new channels are added to the channel line-up,... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20120017245 - Method and system for providing programming guide and recording information via an ip multimedia gateway: An IP multimedia gateway (IMG) may be operable to determine capability and/or capacity of a client device to render graphics for a received programming guide. The IMG may be operable to convert the programming guide from a first format to a second format based on the determined capability and/or capacity... Agent:
20120017246 - Systems and methods for mobile video streaming: Systems and methods for mobile video streaming are disclosed herein. The systems and methods include a system for rugged mobile streaming of video comprising; a chassis having at least one button further comprising: a video processor, configured to receive video signals from an attached device; and; a transmitter configured to... Agent:
20120017247 - Content broadcasting: The invention provides a content broadcasting system comprising a communications satellite and a satellite control arrangement for controlling the communications satellite to transmit a satellite broadcast signal. The satellite control arrangement is arranged to control the satellite to transmit the satellite broadcast signal to a first geographical area during a... Agent: Astrium Limited
20120017248 - Content delivery to a digital tv using a low-power frequency converted rf signal: A simple antenna is connected to the RF input port on a conventional digital TV to receive video content from a plurality of video content sources wirelessly. The wireless RF transmission by a local transmitter has a range generally limited to within a home or room. The low power RF... Agent:
20120017249 - Delivery system, delivery method, conversion apparatus, and program: A conversion apparatus is provided for a system that delivers content to a first terminal comprising a set top box in home or the like from a delivery server apparatus over a first network. When a request for content is made from a second terminal over a second network, the... Agent:
20120017250 - Method and apparatus for providing control of set-top boxes: An approach is provided for controlling one or more set-top boxes. Communications is established among a plurality of set-top boxes. One of the set-top boxes is designated as a master set-top box that is configured to control one or more of remaining ones of the set-top boxes. A control message... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120017251 - Method and device for reducing interruption time of internet protocol television multicast stream: The present invention discloses a method for reducing interruption time of an internet protocol television multicast stream, comprising the steps of: after the kernel of a home access gateway is restarted, detecting whether the network port connected to the access equipment side is started; when started, sending an Internet Group... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120017252 - Method and system for providing location aware tracking and services via an ip multimedia residential gateway: In an IP multimedia gateway, locations corresponding to communicatively coupled communication devices are determined and transmitted to a service provider device (SPD) that provides services to the communication devices. Communication devices receive location based service profiles from the (SPD) based on the determined locations. Services content from the (SPD) is... Agent:
20120017253 - Apparatus and method for providing services using a services gateway: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller operable to provide media content to a gateway for presentation on a plurality of display devices without using a set top box, provide a selection of available services for presentation on the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120017254 - Video communications system: A content server for use in a video content storage system for storing and distributing video content to system users, the server comprising: input means for communicating, across a communications network, with a system user at a remotely located terminal; a data store for storing video content; and output means... Agent: Correspondent Corp Ltd
20120017255 - System and method of managing video content streams: A method includes buffering a plurality of video streams within a buffer of a video server and generating a unicast video output and a multicast video output at the buffer.... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120017256 - Smart tv-band white space identifier: Embodiments of a white space identifier are provided. According to one embodiment, the active channel information of a cable TV can be obtained through receiving and decoding a channel changing operation command from a remote control. The active channel information can then be transmitted to white space devices located within... Agent:
20120017257 - Display system, display apparatus and control method thereof: A system and method of establishing a connection between a wireless terminal and a display apparatus of a display system includes comparing a signal strength of signals transmitted and received between the wireless terminal and the display apparatus, and automatically establishing the connection if it is determined that the signal... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.01/12/2012 > 32 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120011527 - System and method of measurement data and back-up channel services: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set top box (STB) comprising a controller programmed to receive measurement data stored in a first wireless device serving as a portable monitoring gateway that collects subscriber collected data and store and analyze the measurement data... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120011528 - Methods and apparatus to detect carrying of a portable audience measurement device: Methods and apparatus to detect carrying of a portable audience measurement device are disclosed herein. An example portable audience measurement device includes a media detector carried by a housing to collect media exposure data; a distance comparator to compare a first distance to an object at a first time and... Agent:
20120011531 - Controller for providing user-tailored entertainment experience at entertainment device and method thereof: A controller of an entertainment device includes a network connection for coupling the controller to a user-profile server via a network. The controller configured for determining a user identifier corresponding to a user associated with the entertainment device; automatically retrieving a user profile corresponding to the user identifier from the... Agent:
20120011529 - System and method to determine viewership: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, network device having a controller programmed to track a number of times that a particular service channel is distributed to a subscriber device from at least a network device selected from the group of a unicast stream... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120011530 - System, method, and software application for targeted advertising via behavioral model clustering, and preference programming based on behavioral model clusters: The method and system for TV user profile data prediction and modeling allows accurate and narrowly focused behavioral clustering. A client-side system classifies television consumers into representative user profiles. The profiles target individual user advertising and program preference category groups. A contextual behavioral profiling system determines the user's monitor behavior... Agent: Thomson Licensing S.a.s.
20120011532 - Confirming video transmissions: In an interactive broadcasting system, television programming may be broadcast with interleaved web content information. The progress in broadcasting the web content information over one or more transports and over one or more channels within those transports, may be monitored to provide a time based indication of what content has... Agent:
20120011533 - Methods and apparatus to determine audience viewing of recorded programs: Methods and apparatus to determine audience viewing of recorded programs are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein comprises processing first bus information obtained by monitoring a bus of a time shifting device to determine a record time corresponding to when the time-shifting device stored data associated with first media content... Agent:
20120011534 - System and method of providing media content: A method includes receiving, from a set-top box device, data that indicates selected media content from a list of available media content. The method includes locating one or more content sources for the selected media content. The method includes selecting a particular content source from the one or more content... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120011535 - Wireless transmission system, relay device, wireless sink device, and wireless source device: A wireless transmission system is provided that can minimize the control command transmission amount by operating a plurality of sink devices in conjunction with each other with respect to each group when performing a wireless AV transmission. The wireless transmission system includes: a bridge device (1) which wireless-transmits an AV... Agent:
20120011536 - Method and apparatus for providing access to a subscription broadcast channel on demand via a communications network: A request to provide access to a specified subscription broadcast channel during a specified period is received from a subscriber device. A first instruction to allow the subscriber device to access the specified subscription broadcast channel is transmitted to a second device, prior to the specified period. A second instruction... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
20120011537 - Method and apparatus for parental control: Television converter devices in accordance with present invention determine whether the programming is to be blocked or not, then inserts an appropriate V-code into the vertical blanking interval (VBI) of the programming before delivering the programming to one or more V-chip enabled TV where the V-chip blocks the programming as... Agent: Echostar Corporation
20120011539 - Method, system and apparatus for processing a broadcast television signal: The present invention relates generally to a method, system and/or apparatus for processing a broadcast television signal transmitted over a broadcast medium. A method of processing a digital television ‘TV’ signal at a customer premises system comprises the steps of: receiving a digital TV signal over a digital TV broadcast... Agent:
20120011538 - System and method for privacy-preserving advertisement selection: Methods and systems to provide targeted advertising in a subscription television setting, wherein the households that receive the targeted advertisement may retain anonymity. This may be achieved by marrying an anonymization protocol and infrastructure with a mechanism for STB selection and reporting. This anonymizes the set of households that are... Agent:
20120011540 - System & method for implementing an interactive media kiosk network: An interactive media recording and broadcasting system includes an interactive digital media recording and broadcasting kiosk for interacting, recording and broadcasting media, a web server for storing and serving data, an advertising platform, and a social media network website.... Agent:
20120011542 - Linear interactive television data insertion: A method and system is presented for utilizing an automation server and/or a traffic control manager in the content origination workflow to control a multiplexer, data carousel, and/or packager of an interactive television (iTV) system to synchronize the content (audio, video) with the interactive application data. Further, other aspects provide... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20120011543 - Methods and apparatus for presenting multiple region displays: Various embodiments of apparatus and/or methods are described for presenting advertisements in association with broadcast video content and non-broadcast content on a presentation device. The advertisements may be presented simultaneously with the broadcast video content and non-broadcast content or may be used as substitute content to replace interstitials within the... Agent:
20120011541 - Systems and methods for delivering additional content utilizing a virtual channel: Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for delivering additional content utilizing a virtual channel. According to one embodiment, a method for delivering additional content to a viewer is provided. The method may include: associating at least one virtual channel with additional content, wherein the additional content comprises one... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20120011545 - Playing out interludes based on predicted duration of channel-switching delay or of invoked pause: When the user initiates the retrieval of the primary content information item by means of entering a user input into the data processing system, e.g. zapping a digital TV that switches channels upon receipt of the user input, he/she has to wait a noticeable time before the rendering and play-out... Agent: Koninklijke Kpn N.v.
20120011544 - Viewer-customized interactive displays including 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:
20120011546 - Method and apparatus for managing a presentation of media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to present a plurality of unassociated media programs from a single presentation device having overlapping presentation periods, and cause the single presentation device to present a user interface for one... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120011547 - Enhanced method and system of shopping using video hyperlink in television broadcast: In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, a method for shopping via television is provided. The method includes receiving a broadcast signal, extracting a video hyperlink in case the video hyperlink is present in the broadcast signal and parsing contents of the video hyperlink. The method also includes filtering... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120011548 - Digital video broadcast service discovery: Embodiments are directed to binary phase shift key modulating a first pilot symbol according to a reference sequence, and differentially binary phase shift key modulating a second pilot symbols. The original reference sequence and the delayed differentially modulated sequence are then combined before performing an Inverse Fast Fourier Transform and... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20120011549 - Method, terminal and server for finding visited service provider: A method for finding a visited Service Provider (SP) disclosed herein includes: after accessing a network, a terminal obtains current network information; and obtains the visited SP information through the home SP information preset on the terminal and the current network information. A method for finding a visited SP disclosed... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20120011550 - System and method for delivering companion content: A system and method for providing companion content on a device that downloads content associated with a media presentation playing on a media player and displays the downloaded content at times synchronized to time-offsets (from the start of the program) of the presentation by signals from the media player.... Agent:
20120011551 - User-profile server for providing user-tailored entertainment experience across different entertainment devices and method thereof: A user-profile server for providing a user-tailored entertainment experience across different entertainment devices includes a network connection for coupling the user-profile server to a network. The user-profile server is configured for storing a user profile corresponding to a user identifier, and receiving via the network an electronic bookmark, the electronic... Agent:
20120011552 - Apparatus, systems and methods for quick speed presentation of media content: Media content quick speed presentation systems and methods are operable to present selected portions of a media content stream at a quick speed presentation rate. An exemplary embodiment receives the media content stream; identifies a normal speed scene in the received media content, wherein the normal speed scene is presented... Agent: Echostar Broadcasting Corporation
20120011553 - Method and apparatus for supporting services via a set-top box: An approach is provided for supporting messaging services via a set-top box. A set-top box establishes communications with a user device. The set-top box receives a message from the user device, and stores the message for inclusion in a messaging log. The set-top box presents content of the messaging log... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120011554 - System and method of providing voice communication: A method includes receiving, at a device, a request to initiate a call with respect to a contact and a communication device associated with a caller. In a particular embodiment, the method may further include initiating presentation, at a display device, of a selectable call placement indicator to initiate the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120011555 - Watch new released movies online synchronizing with new released movies shown in cinemas: Automated procedures & packages stored on the server engine initiate and run queries down through the data levels of the cinema master forecasts in the country. The queries generate two different forecast schedule reports. The first type of forecast schedule report is for updating the GUI interfaces for all the... Agent:
20120011556 - Method and apparatus for providing broadcasting service: A method for providing a broadcasting service containing contents includes: generating contents representations metadata for describing possible representations of the contents; and outputting the contents representations metadata, wherein the contents representations metadata includes one or more contents representations description elements which describe a metadata tool defined by a standard specification.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120011557 - Bandwidth and server resource savings through use of legacy client capability in a remote user interface system: A server receives a request for delivery of media from a client, and determines if the client has a capability to tune to a quadrature amplitude modulated (QAM) channel carried by a first network. The server sends a message to the client to instruct the client to tune to the... Agent: Verizon Patent & Licensing, Inc.
20120011558 - Method and system for presenting media via a set-top box: An approach is provided for presenting media via a set-top box. A set-top box detects a wireless device according to a predetermined communication protocol. A communication channel is established with the wireless device according to the communication protocol. A command message is received, according to the communication protocol, from the... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.01/05/2012 > 17 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120005701 - Method and apparatus for identifying video program material or content via frequency translation or modulation schemes: A system for identification of video content in a video signal is provided via a sound track audio signal. The audio signal is processed with filtering, frequency translation, and or non linear transformations to extract voice signals from the sound track channel. The extracted voice signals are coupled to a... Agent: Rovi Technologies Corporation
20120005702 - Improved television and video system: An improved television and video system uses a system device which is connected to a multiplicity of television and video devices. The system device is configured to monitor a TV or video source regularly watched by a viewer and provides TV programs or videos to be in accordance with a... Agent: Vidiactive, Ltd.
20120005703 - Multi-vendor conditional access system: The invention provides a smartcard, a head-end system and a conditional access system enabling incompatible receivers to be used in a vendor specific conditional access system. Hereto the smartcard stores an operation mode identifier, which is read upon insertion of the smartcard into the receiver and activation of the smartcard.... Agent: Irdeto B.v.
20120005704 - System and method of selective channel or advertising delivery: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a network device having a controller programmed to store a subscriber selectable preference for advertisements and for video channel distribution to send to a set top box (STB) and receive a signal from a broadcast stream indicating... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120005705 - End of show handling: A content delivery system that works in a broadcast and linear content environment causing real time display of received linear content. The system limits the display of the linear content by determining a time to automatically change the display of the linear content based upon program guide information and other... Agent:
20120005706 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for processing a contextual channel identifier: Methods and systems are described for processing a contextual channel identifier. A channel identifier is detected. A context setting is detected identifying a first channel binding for the channel identifier. The first channel binding identifies a frequency channel accessible via a frequency tuner for presenting, via an output device, data... Agent:
20120005707 - Computer readable storage media providing a program guide viewed with a perceived transparency over a television program: A system interactively controlled by a TV viewer remote superimposes portions of a scroll program guide over a basic programming signal for display on the viewer's display screen. A tuner has an input for receiving TV signals in a plurality of cable channels and an output for passing a signal... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20120005708 - Media user interfaces using metadata from different sources: A navigation interface display system generates a navigation element that organizes television programming data in an easy-to-use manner. The navigation element employs a hierarchical display protocol for a plurality of selection items that represent the various television programs, channels, and/or networks. The hierarchical display scheme displays a limited number of... Agent: Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc.
20120005709 - Apparatus and method for providing electronic program guides: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to provide a media processor with a description of available channels, receive from the media processor a request for EPG data and a selection of channels from the available channels where the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120005710 - Program search apparatus and program search method: According to one embodiment, a program search apparatus includes a communication module, a search module, and an output controller. The communication module is configured to communicate with an external apparatus via a network. The search module is configured to search for a corresponding program corresponding to a designated program designated... Agent:
20120005711 - Differentiated psip table update interval technology: An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission... Agent:
20120005712 - Method for setting reservation in broadcast receiver: A method for setting reservation in a broadcast receiver is disclosed. In one embodiment, reservation information supposed to be applied to a second broadcast receiver for carrying out reserved playing or recording of a broadcast program is generated by a first broadcast receiver and the generated reservation information is transmitted... Agent:
20120005715 - Apparatus and method for transmitting/receiving data in communication system: Provided is an apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving broadcasting data and supplementary data. The method includes: generating broadcasting data and supplementary data for a plurality of predetermined 3D broadcasting services to be provided to users; multiplexing the generated broadcasting data for broadcasting channels respectively allocated to the plurality... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120005714 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for configuring a contextual channel identifier: Methods and systems are described for configuring a contextual channel identifier. Channel information is received that identifies a channel identifier in a first channel binding, in a first channel context, binding the channel identifier to a first data source. The first data source is accessible via a tuner and is... Agent:
20120005713 - Methods, systems, and computer program products for configuring access to a data source based on a channel identifier: Methods and systems are described for configuring access to a data source based on a channel identifier. First channel information identifying a first channel is received. The first channel identifier is bound to a frequency channel accessible via a tuner. First access information is received for accessing a first data... Agent:
20120005716 - Systems and methods for video statistical multiplexing adapting to internet protocol networks: The present invention discloses methods and systems of statistical video multiplexing to improve the performance of video encoding by minimizing delay while achieving high video quality. The video encoders used in the system are capable of calculating the complexity of underlying video sources and communicating the complexity to the multiplexer.... Agent: Harmonic Inc.
20120005717 - Apparatus and method for managing the presentation of media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set top box having a controller to receive a single video stream comprising two-dimensional image content and a depth map of the two-dimensional image content, generate three-dimensional image content in real-time from the two-dimensional image content... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.Previous industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: interprogram communication or interprocess communication (ipc)
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