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Interactive video distribution systems March listing by industry category 03/12Below 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. 03/29/2012 > 44 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120079512 - Catalog and user application for a video provisioning system: A method performed by a video provisioning system may include receiving metadata associated with a video asset; storing the metadata in a catalog of video assets available through the video provisioning system; publishing information from the stored metadata to a first device associated with a video assets store front for... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120079513 - Billing system for video provisioning system: A method, performed by a video provisioning system, may include receiving a request to purchase a video asset from a user device. The method may further include determining an account type associated with the user device; billing the purchase to a bundled services account, where the bundled services account is... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120079514 - Method and apparatus for network content download and recording: Methods and apparatus for providing content to users of a network that can be selectively recorded via the user's equipment. In an exemplary embodiment, the network comprises a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network, and on-demand (OD) sessions are used to provide high-speed download of the requested content to the users.... Agent:
20120079515 - Method and system for identification of distributed broadcast content: A method and system of performing high-throughput identifications of broadcast content is provided. A device can send a content identification query, which includes a sample of content being broadcast, to a server to request an identity of the content. The server will perform a computational identification of the content, return... Agent: Shazam Entertainment Ltd.
20120079519 - Estimating reach and frequency of advertisements: Estimating the reach and device frequency of a proposed advertising campaign based on the probability that advertising content delivery devices (e.g., a television set top box, radio) were used to deliver advertising content (e.g. television ad, radio ad) during specific time periods on specific delivery device channels.... Agent: Google, Inc.
20120079516 - Method of determining profiles for widget channel viewers: In a digital content entertainment system, attributes vectors storing values for attributes of each of a plurality of widgets installed in the digital content entertainment system are obtained. A profiler component automatically creates at least one profile of a viewer of the digital content entertainment system by performing a spectral... Agent:
20120079520 - Methods, systems, and devices for bandwidth conservation: Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for conserving bandwidth. A user's bandwidth consumption is monitored and compared to a threshold value. When the user's bandwidth consumption equals or exceeds the threshold value, then behavior is incentivized that reduces the user's bandwidth consumption.... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p. Via Transfer From Bellsouth Intellectual Property Corporation
20120079518 - Validation of tv viewership utlizing methods, systems and computer control logic: A method, system and computer control logic to provide personalization of a viewer's usage of an Internet TV platform. The method includes tracking a viewer's interactive usage pattern of the TV platform; generating viewer usage data based on the tracking; analyzing the viewer usage data on a substantially real-time basis;... Agent:
20120079517 - Viewership-based services: A method, system, and computer program product containing instructions to provide viewership-based services. In response to a request to participate in a service transaction by a user of a service, a viewership status of the user is determined with respect to an episode of a series of episodes. The service... Agent:
20120079521 - Incentivizing advertisement viewing and validating associated purchase: A system and method are configured to provide an incentive to one or more viewer(s) to view (watch) one or more displayed advertisement(s), to notify advertiser(s) that the viewer(s) viewed the advertisement(s) and to identify one or more purchase(s) associated with the viewed advertisement(s).... Agent:
20120079522 - Method and apparatus for transmitting video signals: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for transmitting, multicasting, or broadcasting video signals from a video source to one or more remotely located computers and/or video clients. Specifically, the disclosed method and apparatus effectively digitizes and compresses received video signals such that they may be transmitted with other digitized signals... Agent:
20120079524 - Back office support for a video provisioning system: A system may receive, from a set top box (STB), a request for a video asset; retrieve a profile, associated with a user of the STB, that identifies a device, associated with the user, that is a different type of device than the STB; determine whether a transaction history associated... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120079525 - Interactive television program guide with remote access: An interactive television program guide with remote access is provided. The interactive television program guide is implemented on interactive television program guide equipment. A remote program guide access device is connected to the interactive television program guide equipment by a remote access link to provide a user with remote access... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20120079523 - Unified video provisioning within a heterogeneous network environment: A video provisioning system may receive a video asset from one or more content providers. The video provisioning system may process the video asset to allow the video asset to be provided to a set top box and another device that is a different type of device than the set... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120079526 - Method and apparatus for providing cross-system searches: An approach is provided for perform search across multiple systems via a set-top box. A search request is received via an interactive service guide of a set-top box. A widget-based search of one or more applications is initiated via the set-top box. A search result for the one or more... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120079527 - Ingesting heterogeneous video content to provide a unified video provisioning service: A system may receive a video asset from a content provider. The system may process the video asset to allow a video provisioning system to distribute the video asset to a set top box and another device that is a different type of device than the set top box. Processing... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120079528 - Publishing ingested video content to a video provisioning system: A system may receive an instruction to publish a video asset to a video provisioning system; retrieve profiles associated with the video asset, where a first profile may correspond to a set top box (STB) and a second profile may correspond to another device of a different type than the... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120079530 - Multimedia marketing and distribution system: A central server having a computer readable storage media for storing multimedia material, such as motion pictures and television programming, in digital format is connected to a communications network such as the Internet. Exhibitors, such as theaters and television stations, can access the central server, preview available programming, verifying the... Agent:
20120079529 - Multiple device storefront for video provisioning system: A system may process metadata associated with video assets; generate, based on the metadata, a first listing of the video assets, where the first listing is compatible with a first type of user device that corresponds to a set top box; and provide the first listing to the first type... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120079531 - Emergency alert data delivery apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods for efficiently and flexibly providing emergency alert data (e.g., EAS messages) to subscribers of a content-based network, such as for example Internet protocol television (IPTV) subscribers. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a server performing real-time receipt and encapsulation of the EAS data (which may comprise... Agent:
20120079534 - Set-top box and method for searching text in video programs: A set-top box captures a video frame of a video program of a television, and analyzes the video frame to retrieve text in the video frame. The set-top box further searches information regarding the text on the Internet, and transmits the information regarding the text to the television for display.... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20120079535 - Social television service: A a method, a receiver, a computer program and a system for providing an interactive service in association with a motion picture service. The motion picture is displayed to the spectator via a receiver able to modify the motion picture displayed to the spectator and having a bi-directional network connection.... Agent: Teliasonera Ab
20120079533 - Techniques for developing a customized television user interface for a secondary device: Techniques for developing a television user interface for a secondary device include selecting a set of user interface rules from one or more pre-defined user interface rules, and selecting a set of user interface objects from one or more pre-defined user interface objects. The set of user interface rules are... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120079532 - Techniques for developing a television user interface for a secondary device: Techniques for developing a television user interface for a secondary device include creating a set of user interface rules and a plurality of user interface objects. The set of user interface rules are applied to the plurality of user interface objects to create a mapping between the inputs and output... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120079536 - Parallel television based media interaction: A control device for interacting with a television system that displays media information. The control device is adapted to cause a change in an audio and/or a video portion of the media information on receiving an input from a user. The control device may further, for example, be adapted to... Agent:
20120079537 - Creating and using a virtual video asset in a video provisioning system: A system may receive, from a content provider, metadata associated with a video asset, where the metadata includes information associated with the video asset and identifies a future time when the video asset will be available for distribution. The system may further process the metadata to create a virtual asset... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120079538 - Systems and methods for filtering access to content during selected time periods: Provided herein are techniques for controlling access to content during specified time periods. A time period and content filtering parameter specify access to controlled access to content. An entertainment device is configured to disallow access to content outside of the time period and allow access to the content within the... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited
20120079539 - Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule and/or listing information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule and/or listing information can be displayed on... Agent: Starsight Telecast, Inc.
20120079540 - Secure module and a method for providing a dedicated on-site media service: A service module for a dedicated on-site media service. The service module enables a dedicated media service for a broadcast signal. The electronic media module includes a tuner, a media storage device, and an adapter. The tuner, which is coupled to the media storage device, or portion thereof, is tuned... Agent:
20120079541 - One-actuation control of synchronization of a television system terminal and a mobile device display: A method for controlling of synchronization of a digital television terminal and a display of a mobile device is disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, a dedicated input structure of the mobile device is used. When a video program is streamed by the mobile device, a single actuation by the... Agent:
20120079542 - Portable recorded television viewer: An approach to recording of television programming for later viewing makes use of a small and relatively inexpensive handheld portable viewer. One or more television programs are loaded into the viewer from a receiver, such as a cable television set-top box. Later, the user selects a loaded program for viewing... Agent:
20120079543 - Methods for replicating media contents and p2p vod systems: There is disclosed a method for replicating media contents in a P2P VoD system comprising a plurality of peers. The method may comprise: determining that a candidate media unit shall be replicated into a local storage of one of the peers; checking whether said local storage has enough space to... Agent: The Chinese University Of Hong Kong
20120079544 - Systems and methods utilizing efficient video compression techniques for providing static image data: Embodiments include systems, methods and computer program products that use video compression techniques to recompress image data that has been compressed using static image compression. In non-limiting examples, this can include using modern video compression techniques when browsing web pages referencing compressed static image data to obtain increased efficiency in... Agent: Google Inc.
20120079545 - Efficient bandwidth utilization: A method including providing content to one or more customer premises equipment (CPEs); receiving a content request for content from a requesting CPE; determining whether the content is already being delivered to at least one of the one or more CPEs; selecting a primary CPE to satisfy the content request... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120079546 - Catalog slicing in a video provisioning system: A system, associated with a video provisioning system, may receive a hierarchical representation of categories and subcategories associated with a catalog of video assets; and condense the hierarchical representation of categories and subcategories into a file. The system may further transmit the file to a set top box, where transmitting... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120079547 - Multimedia network interface device with table-based connection management: A set-top box or other network interface device incorporates functionality for distributing multimedia signals to multiple televisions or other terminal devices within a residence or other facility. In one aspect, the network interface device comprises a processor, a memory coupled to the processor, first network interface circuitry for receiving multimedia... Agent:
20120079548 - Management and utilization of recorded video content: Management of and utilization of information related to recorded video content are provided. For any given piece of recorded content, identification information for any of a number of interested persons may be associated with the recorded content. After each interested person associated with a given piece of recorded content views... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20120079549 - Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for media recording: It is presented a media caching apparatus for caching media content for a plurality of remotely located recording devices, where each remotely located recording device is connectable to the media caching apparatus via a respective local access line. The media caching apparatus comprises: a controller for receiving cache commands to... Agent:
20120079550 - Broadcast transmitter, broadcast receiver, and broadcast transmission method: According to one embodiment, a broadcast transmitter includes a generator and a transmitter. The generator generates service information including event information table information that describes format information indicating the format of distribution content corresponding to broadcast content distributed via a communication network. The transmitter multiplexes the service information into a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120079552 - Digital television transmitting system and receiving system and method of processing broadcast data: A digital television receiving system includes a first known data detector, a second known data detector, and a selector. The first known data detector detects a location of a first known data sequence in a broadcast signal by calculating a first correlation value between the broadcast signal and a first... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120079551 - Information output apparatus, information processing system and information processing method: An information output apparatus has a first interface to receive an equipment operational signal from a short-range wireless communication apparatus, a second interface to receive broadcast wave data based on the equipment operational signal, a third interface to transmit the equipment operational signal to an information generating apparatus, a fourth... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120079553 - Methods and arrangements in a telecommunication network: The present invention relates to methods and arrangements for automatically providing presence status information regarding the line state in the IMS. This is achieved by a client based solution. The client (100) receives line state information from the voice/video module (220) of the user terminal and transfers the received line... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
20120079554 - High definition television signal compatibility verification: A system for providing television (TV) service including high definition television (HDTV) service, and for providing verification that a subscriber has connected an HDTV to the system includes a TV service provider headend and a set top box (STB). The HDTV may have an HDTV digital video interface (DVI) interconnect.... Agent: Comcast Cable Holdings, LLC
20120079555 - System for screen dance studio: A system for an exercise screen dance studio includes an image storage unit, an audio unit, a controller, a large mirror, a projector, a screen image unit, and a left-right image reversal unit for reversing left-right sides of an image. In addition, a screen image unit is provided either behind... Agent:03/22/2012 > 36 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120072932 - System and method for controlling and managing the delivery of digital media to devices on home networks: A system and method for controlling and managing delivery of digital media to devices on a home network is presented. The system comprises an application server executed by a physical or virtual CPU, the application server notified by each device when each device initializes, a plurality of plug-ins, each device... Agent: Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
20120072933 - System for subscriber-specific tv and multimedia content distribution over high speed broadcast mediums: Systems, management and distribution methodologies (including both hardware and software components) for the delivery of subscriber-specific TV and multimedia broadcasts. The system delivers multimedia files, regardless of compression or format, to subscribers; instead of normal linear broadcasts or content streaming. Delayed Negative Acknowledgment allows the client application to request any... Agent: Platform Design, Inc.
20120072934 - Call ordering system using a pre-filled transaction record in a call center transaction from a mobile phone: A call-ordering system and method enables convenient ordering in a call center transaction from a mobile phone. User profiles with identification data and a mobile phone number are matched to advertiser offers. Text messages are sent to the mobile phone numbers for matched users with a direct inward dialed (DID)... Agent:
20120072935 - Channel tune dwell time log processing: Reporting data related to content processing devices, e.g., television devices, are processed to identify channel tunes and corresponding tune times of the content processing devices. Automatically generated channel tunes based on the corresponding tune times are identified. Content items that are aired during a time period defined by the corresponding... Agent: Google Inc.
20120072936 - Automatic customized advertisement generation system: A system for generating a customized advertisement for a user is provided. Multimedia content associated with a current broadcast is received and displayed. The multimedia content may include recorded video content, video-on-demand content, television content, television programs, advertisements, commercials, music, movies, video clips, and other on-demand media content. One or... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120072937 - Context-based automatic selection of factor for use in estimating characteristics of viewers viewing same content: A method of selecting a factor for estimating characteristics of viewers who view a same content is disclosed. This method includes: storing a multi-layered hierarchal list of attribute words expressing viewer attributes, each of which is a candidate of the factor; extracting the attribute words from the same content; generating... Agent: Kddi Corporation
20120072938 - System and method for providing a service or content based on emotional information: Provided are an apparatus and method for providing a service or content based on emotional information. A service receiving apparatus extracts and analyzes emotional information of a received service or content to use the corresponding service or content according to an environment that is set.... Agent: Electronic And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120072939 - System and method for measuring audience reaction to media content: A system and method of measuring audience reaction to media content includes obtaining images or other information of each individual of the audience as the individual views the content and analyzing the images or other information with software to generate emotional response source data for each individual. The emotional response... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20120072940 - Methods, apparatus, and systems to collect audience measurement data: Methods, apparatus, and systems to collect audience measurement data are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes collecting first program identification data and audience identification data during a first time period, the audience identification data being collected by prompting audience members in the monitored household to self-identify using a people meter,... Agent:
20120072941 - Automatic \"spoiler\" prevention: Control of output of programme content from an apparatus including a receiver for receiving programme content and an output includes storing one or more dependencies and determining whether a programme to be output by the apparatus has any dependencies associated with it. The dependencies may be indicative of whether the... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited
20120072942 - Broadcast-contents management apparatus and control method for use in a broadcast-contents management apparatus: According to one embodiment, a broadcast-contents management apparatus includes a plurality of network interface modules, a plurality of storage modules and a controller. The plurality of network interface modules connect with an information processing apparatus including functions relating to process on contents data. The plurality of storage modules store the... Agent:
20120072943 - Delivering advertisements based on electronic coupons transmitted from a digital television system to a 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 connectable in an ad hoc manner. When a user is attracted by an advertisement being broadcasted by the television, an instruction may be sent... Agent:
20120072944 - Method and apparatus for providing seamless viewing: An approach is provided for presenting content seamlessly. Content is presented by one of a plurality of set-top boxes to a display for viewing by a user, wherein the plurality of set-top boxes are situated within a plurality of regions of a premise. The one set-top box is situated within... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120072945 - Transmitting sports and entertainment data to wireless hand held devices over a telecommunications network: A method and system for wirelessly providing venue-based data to one or more wireless hand held devices. Venue-based data can be acquired from one or more venues. The venue-based data can be authenticated and wirelessly transmitted to one or more hand held devices through one or more wireless telecommunications networks,... Agent:
20120072946 - Customized barker channels for viewers of a cable system: A barker management system provides customized barker channels to a viewer, where the barker management system may be integrated into a VOD service. In one embodiment, the headend is informed when the viewer requests the VOD service and is further informed of a set top box (“STB”) identifier. The headend... Agent:
20120072947 - Method for providing media-content related information, device, server, and computer-readable storage medium for executing the method: A method for providing media content-related information by using a device capable of accessing a server via a network is provided, the method comprising: generating identification information of media content being reproduced by the device; transmitting the identification information from the device to the server; receiving at least one of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120072948 - Method, equipment and system for reducing media delay: A method, an equipment and a system for reducing a media delay are disclosed. A media processing unit receives a media switching request sent from a media receiving unit, and sends a response message and a media stream of a second media service to the media receiving unit according to... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20120072949 - Common purchase plan based advertisement: A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for selecting an advertisement for play on a specified device for one or more users. Each of the users has a defined relationship with the specified device, and has an information description stored on a mobile communications device. In one embodiment,... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120072950 - System and method for independent media auditing and media serving for marketing campaigns presented via media devices in public places: An independent auditing and ad service system that may be utilized with a system for presenting marketing campaigns to audiences via a network of players in public locations. Independent agents in the players monitor media content that is presented to audiences during marketing campaigns and generate independent agent playlogs that... Agent: Ds-iq, Inc.
20120072951 - Configuration apparatus and method of configuring one or more devices having hidden configuration settings: A configuration apparatus includes a user interface allowing a user to initiate configuration of at least a target configurable device selected from a plurality of configurable devices. A command module is coupled to the user interface for dynamically generating a sequence of commands required to configure the target configurable device.... Agent:
20120072952 - Video stream zoom control based upon dynamic video mosaic element selection: 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:
20120072953 - Method and device for revealing images obscured by a program guide in electronic devices: Methods and devices enable users of electronic devices to temporarily move a program guide to view an underlying image by executing a recognizable touch movement on a touchscreen display. When a program guide or other menu is activated, a processor of the device may monitor touches to the display for... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20120072954 - Portable media processing unit in a media exchange network: A method for communication includes performing by one or more circuits integrated within a single chip in a first communication device, functions that include storing media and meta-data corresponding to the stored media. The storing may occur at a first location of the first communication device. A channel guide including... Agent:
20120072955 - Streaming server and mobile terminal for reducing channel-changing delay, and a method therefor: Provided is a method and apparatus for reducing zapping delay, which may transmit base layer data for each burst in a time-slicing scheme, and output the base layer data of a channel to be changed at the time of changing the channel, thereby reducing the zapping delay.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120072956 - Interactive media system and method for presenting pause-time content: Interactive media systems and methods are provided for substituting pause-time content in place of media that has been paused. The user may pause media such as real-time media, video-on-demand media, near video-on-demand, or recorded media. If the user pauses real-time media or near video-on-demand media, the interactive media application may... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20120072958 - Method for reducing latency in an interactive information distribution system: A method and apparatus for reducing latency caused by information server processing of subscriber request wherein a plurality of content streams defined by a playlist are sequentially provided to a subscriber in a substantially seamless manner and wherein the playlist is updated and otherwise maintained in response to subscriber commands... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20120072959 - Network-based service to provide on-demand video summaries of television programs: A network-based device allows customers to receive television programming and to view summaries of the programming. A method of providing the summaries comprises: dividing a received program into program segments each identified by index marks, summarizing each program segment into summary segments identified by similar index marks, generating metadata files... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.
20120072957 - Providing dynamic content with an electronic video: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a request from a client computing device for an electronic video, and dynamically identifying content to display while the video is played based on one or more content parameters associated with the video that indicate, at least, a type of dynamic content... Agent: Google Inc.
20120072960 - Method and system for pause ads: A system and method for placing ads on a client-side video replay system during a pause mode.... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.
20120072961 - Process and system for management of a continuous broadcast session of a posted direct video stream: when the transmitting terminal leaves its standby state to send a direct video stream to the broadcast server, allowing the invited terminals that have responded in the affirmative to the invitation to access the broadcast server to receive the continuously broadcast video stream.... Agent: Orange Vallee
20120072962 - Set-top box-based tv streaming and redirecting: A method for redirecting video content includes receiving a video signal at the set-top box and decoding the video signal to produce unrendered video data. The unrendered video data is encoded and provided to the remote device via a wide area network. By encoding unrendered, rather than rendered, video data... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20120072963 - System and method of message notification and access via a video distribution network: A method includes receiving, via an internet protocol television network, a broadcast signal comprising video content at a device. The device is associated with a person. The method includes receiving, via the internet protocol television network, a message notification directed to a communication address associated with the person. The message... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120072964 - Stb messaging system: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a video terminal device having a processor adapted to submit a query to a mobile device to determine whether to redirect one or more mobile messages destined for the mobile device to the video terminal device, receive... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20120072965 - Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcasting system: Disclosed herein is a reception apparatus for receiving AV content, including: a receiver configured to trigger information for controlling processing associated with an application program to be executed in conjugation with a progress of the AV content; a holder configured to hold the application program; and a controller configured to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120072966 - System and method for recording and time-shifting programming in a television distribution system with limited content retention: Various embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide methods and systems to record broadcast programming for at least one television channel for a period of time, wherein the recording is performed upstream from subscribers in a television distribution system, and further including after the period of time, keeping recorded programming... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20120072967 - Ims service proxy in higa: The present invention relates to a communication system (SYS), a gateway apparatus (HiGA) and a method for allowing services of a first type provided by a communication server (IMS-S) to be provided to terminal devices (T1, T2, . . . Tn . . . TN) of a home network (CPN)... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericcson (publ)03/15/2012 > 33 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120066703 - Control-based content pricing: In an implementation of control-based content pricing, a content server distributes media content to a client device in response to a request from the client device to receive the media content. A valuation application allocates a cost to the client device when the media content is distributed to the client... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120066704 - Audiovisual content tagging using biometric sensor: A system and method for tagging audiovisual content based on biometric data of a user of an electronic device. One or more sensors are included in a headset worn by a user during reproduction of audiovisual content. The sensors output biometric data based on physical movement of a user in... Agent:
20120066705 - Content playback apparatus, content playback method, program, and integrated circuit: A content playback apparatus (100) includes: a viewing target content obtaining unit (20) obtaining the viewing target content; a viewer detecting unit (10) detecting a first viewer who views the viewing target content played back by the content playback apparatus; a viewer content selecting unit (204) selecting, from among viewer... Agent:
20120066707 - Securing property: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for securing property are presented. Video content viewed by a user may be detected, and the user may be automatically prompted to change settings on a security system based on the detecting. A comparison of the current time with the duration of the video content may... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20120066706 - System and method for improving measurement of viewing patterns by set tuners and advertisement optimization: A system and method for improving measurement of viewing patterns by set tuners and advertisement optimization are described. The present disclosure presents an improvement to existing set tuners that uses an uploaded application code to expand the reporting capabilities of pre-existing set tuners. The present disclosure also presents a method... Agent:
20120066709 - Apparatus and method for providing stereoscopic image contents: The present invention relates to a method of providing stereoscopic image contents, and the method includes receiving partially encrypted stereoscopic image data from the content provider; performing a user authentication for providing stereoscopic image; decrypting the encrypted part of the stereoscopic image data based on the result of the performed... Agent:
20120066710 - Broadcasting receiver and method of interfacing resource information between a host device and a pod, sending host device resource information and obtaining host device resource information: A broadcasting receiver and method of interfacing resource information between a host device and a POD, sending host device resource information and obtaining host device resource information are disclosed. A POD sends a resource information requesting message. And a host device receives the resource information requesting message and responds with... Agent:
20120066708 - System method for displaying additional service information of content on auxiliary terminal: A system and method for displaying additional service information of a content on an auxiliary terminal are provided. The auxiliary terminal may extract a portion of a content output from an external device, may analyze at least one piece of feature from the extracted portion of the content, and may... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120066712 - System and method for notifying advertisers of available targeted advertising slots: An advertising slot notification (ASN) system and method for automatically notifying an advertiser that a desired targeted advertising slot meeting an advertiser-defined preference is available. The advertiser-defined preference, such as programming content associated with the advertising slot, is input to a comparison unit together with information on available advertising slots... Agent:
20120066713 - Train-mounted content delivery system and method of displaying train content information: A train-mounted content delivery system includes a video information delivery apparatus that performs delivery control for advertisement/guidance image content and a display control apparatus that stores service image content generated based on train information from a train information apparatus, accumulates advertisement/guidance image content delivered from the video information delivery apparatus,... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120066711 - Virtualized home theater service: The present disclosure relates to a Wide Area Network (WAN) based home theater system. In one embodiment, a home theater at a subscriber premises includes multiple home theater components, which include multiple audio playback components and a video playback component. Each home theater component is enabled to receive data from... Agent: Novara Technology, LLC
20120066714 - Image processing apparatus and method of providing user interface therof: An image processing apparatus includes a reception unit receiving broadcasting data, a signal processing unit which processes the received broadcasting data, a storage unit which stores the processed broadcasting data when a recording function starts, an output unit which provides a user interface, and a control unit which controls the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120066716 - Method for creating a personalized subscriber channel and video processing device for use therewith: Media content is received from at least one external device that is coupled to a video processing device. Subscriber channel content is generated based on the media content. The subscriber channel content is transferred to a video distribution network to produce a personalized subscriber channel.... Agent: Morega Systems Inc.
20120066715 - Remote control of television displays: Video sources may be located on the Internet and particular videos at those sources may be selected for subsequent replay by using graphical controls provided, for example, in connection with a browser. These controls may permit the use of select, particular video segments for subsequent replay by adding them to... Agent:
20120066717 - Method and apparatus for providing broadcasting service for different types of wireless communication systems: An apparatus for providing identical broadcasting contents to wireless communication access networks using different wireless access technologies includes: a broadcasting service request processing device configured to receive a broadcasting service initiation request from a subscriber terminal and feed back an authentication result regarding a requested service; a subscriber authentication processing... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120066718 - Apparatus and method for providing and obtaining product information through a broadcast signal: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for providing and obtaining product information through a broadcast signal. In this present invention, information identifying a product item, which is in a scene to be presented from a broadcast signal, is provided together with a broadcast signal, then a signal... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120066719 - Interactive television program guide with remote access: An interactive television program guide with remote access is provided. The interactive television program guide is implemented on interactive television program guide equipment. A remote program guide access device is connected to the interactive television program guide equipment by a remote access link to provide a user with remote access... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20120066720 - System and method of internet group management for multicast push in passive access networks: Disclosed is an Internet group management system of a push-type multicast in a passive access network, and a method thereof. The Internet group management system of a push-type multicast supporting Internet group management with respect to a packet stream simultaneously being transmitted to a subscriber accessing the same node via... Agent: Iucf-hyu (industry-university Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University)
20120066721 - Sports information gathering and broadcasting system: Systems and methods of gathering, processing, and distributing information of a sporting event over a wireless network covering the sporting event, including a first portable device carried by a spotter of the sporting event to acquire global positioning system (GPS) data corresponding to the first portable device, to receive input... Agent:
20120066722 - Enhanced video sharing: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for sharing video between devices during a voice call. A sending party and a receiving party can view a video during the voice call, enabling a live discussion of the video. During a connected voice call between a first mobile device and a second... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120066723 - System for and method of distributing television, video and other signals: 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:
20120066724 - Method and apparatus for providing wireless signals over catv, dbs, pon infrastructure: A method and apparatus for providing wireless coverage such as WiMAX or LTE coverage via a wired network are provided. For example, systems and methods are discussed in which a Cable TV (“CATV”) network, Direct Broadcasting Satellite (“DBS”) and/or Passive Optical Network (PON) are used in order to deliver the... Agent: Alvarion Ltd.
20120066725 - Method and system for single chip satellite set-top box system: A system for processing signals includes a single integrated circuit chip that includes one or more circuits, the one or more circuits including a first receiver demodulator and a second receiver demodulator. The one or more circuits are operable to: control access to information received by one or both of... Agent:
20120066726 - Video display units for aircraft in-flight entertainment systems and methods of adapting the same: Some embodiments of the present invention provide video display units including at least one video display monitor at least one sheet of polarized material configured to extend on a viewing surface of the at least one video display monitor. The video display unit is adapted for use in an aircraft... Agent:
20120066727 - Transmitting apparatus and receiving apparatus: A transmitting apparatus comprises, a playback portion, which is configured to playback content; a content transmitting portion, which is configured to transmit the content through a network; and a controlling portion, which is configured to hold chapter information for indicating separation of a scene of the content, and to transmit... Agent:
20120066728 - Method of controlling trick modes and transport stream transmitting apparatus for implementing the same: A method of controlling trick modes for a transport stream capable of easily determining a reproducing position corresponding to a trick mode execution mode on a transport stream of a 3D image is provided. The method includes, if a trick mode execution command for a transport stream is received, calculating... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120066729 - Method, system, and device for admission control: The present invention discloses a method, system, and device for admission control and pertains to the communications field. The method includes: admitting a subscriber for watching a multicast video only if each multicast bandwidth management device has sufficient remaining bandwidth after receiving a multicast video request from the subscriber; refusing... Agent:
20120066730 - Method, terminal and server for allocating signal route resource in voice on demand service: The present invention relates to a method, a terminal and a server for allocating a signal route resource in a Video On Demand (VOD) service. The method includes: sending a route detection message to a VOD server; receiving a route resource list replied by the VOD server; receiving a route... Agent:
20120066731 - Customer service contact: A method may include receiving, from a first user device, one or more session control protocol messages to establish a session between a workstation and a second user device, wherein the one or more session control protocol messages include context information indicating a context for establishing the session and an... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20120066732 - System and method of presenting an interactive video package: The present invention is a system and method by which a user can request specific media be sent to one of a number of different media display devices which the user owns or operates in real time. The display device, and thus the type of data stream supplied to the... Agent:
20120066733 - Non-real time services: In certain embodiments, a digital television receiver method for receiving non-real time (NRT) program content involves receiving a transport stream containing an Internet Protocol (IP) stream of packets containing non-real time program content, NRT service metadata and NRT content metadata; a demultiplexer that demultiplexes the IP stream of packets to... Agent:
20120066734 - System and method for transmitting data contents: A method of controlling a display device, which includes receiving, via a receiver over the air, a broadcast program including audio and video data; receiving, via the receiver over the Internet, synchronization data including location data of additional contents data providing additional information about the broadcast program; reproducing, via a... Agent:
20120066735 - Method and system for performance monitoring of network terminal devices: A method and system for performance monitoring of a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) includes a probe device configured to capture input and output data with respect to a network terminal device at an MCDN client premises. The input data, representing network data sent to the MCDN client for display,... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.03/08/2012 > 22 patent applications in 18 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120060176 - Smart media selection based on viewer user presence: In various exemplary embodiments, a system and method to provide smart media selection to a set of one or more individuals at a location associated with a display device of a receiver system is provided. In example embodiments, an indication of a presence change at the location is received. User... Agent:
20120060177 - Perspective display systems and methods: Exemplary perspective display systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a perspective display system acquiring visual data representative of a camera view of a user space associated with a display screen, determining, based on the visual data, a position of a user within the user space, identifying,... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120060178 - Continuable communication management apparatus and continuable communication managing method: A continuable communication management apparatus includes a viewing manage that, upon receiving view information representing a reproduction state of video content from an arbitrary view terminal, registers the view information; a video list provider that, in response to a video list request transmitted from a view terminal, accesses a menu... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20120060179 - Method for receiving viewing-restricted channel: A method for receiving a viewing-restricted channel is disclosed. In one embodiment of the present invention, if a user makes a request for receiving a viewing-restricted channel, a command requesting decoding and transmitting broadcast signals of the viewing-restricted channel is generated and transmitted to a broadcast receiver equipped with a... Agent:
20120060180 - User based electronic program guides: Electronic program guides are generated using device information, content authorization, service levels, and/or interest levels, etc., for a particular user. A viewer can access a user specific electronic program guide on a mobile device, continue accessing the user specific electronic program guide on a computer system, and subsequently move to... Agent: Mobitv, Inc.
20120060181 - Systems and methods for providing parental control asset searching: Systems and methods for searching for available assets permitted by parental controls are disclosed. Search results may include assets similar to a reference asset, which may be an asset the user has requested, but which is locked by parental control settings in force on the user equipment. Assets may be... Agent: Rovi Guides, Inc.
20120060182 - Digital domain content processing and distribution apparatus and methods: Methods and apparatus for distributing content using a spectrum generation device. In one embodiment, digital content is received via a time-multiplexed network transport (such as Gigabit Ethernet), and converted to frequency channels suitable for transmission over a content distribution (e.g., Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC)) network. In one variant, the conversion... Agent:
20120060183 - System and method for interactive tv advertising: A system and method for providing interactive television advertising. When a viewer with interactive capability is identified, the system invites the viewer to create an advertisement. When the viewer accepts, the system displays advertisement parameters on the viewer's television or other connected computing device such as a smartphone. The viewer... Agent:
20120060185 - Method and apparatus for planning a schedule of multimedia advertisements in a broadcasting channel: Various embodiments of the invention comprise a method and apparatus for planning a schedule of a multimedia advertisement across one or more broadcasting channels is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes accessing user data, processing survey data using the user data, generating a file having a list of one... Agent:
20120060184 - Method and system for automating advertising insertion and reconciliation: A system and method for operating an ad extraction and reconciliation system for a broadcast system includes an extraction manager module that receives an advertisement schedule for an advertisement from an ad sales module. The system also includes a controller module that receives broadcast channel schedule data for broadcast channel... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.
20120060186 - Information reception apparatus, information reception method, computer program for information reception, and information distribution apparatus: An information reception apparatus which allows a user to easily understand, from an electronic program guide, the information announced in a broadcast program, and which contributes to increasing viewer ratings of the broadcast program. The information reception apparatus (broadcast reception apparatus) is provided with: an electronic program information acquisition unit... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation
20120060187 - Method for providing channel list and display apparatus applying the same: A for providing channel list generates a plurality of channel lists including a plurality of channels, the channel lists aligned by a plurality of alignment standards, and displays the plurality of channel lists on a screen. When one of the plurality of channels is selected from one of the plurality... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120060189 - Interactive television program guide with remote access: An interactive television program guide with remote access is provided. The interactive television program guide is implemented on interactive television program guide equipment. A remote program guide access device is connected to the interactive television program guide equipment by a remote access link to provide a user with remote access... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20120060188 - User interfaces for facilitating access to media content listings: An exemplary method includes a media content information system displaying, on a touch screen display, a first set of media content listings, a graphical representation of a timeline indicating a plurality of times, and a graphical selector to indicate a first position on the timeline, the first position corresponding to... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20120060190 - Method for zapping contents and display apparatus for implementing the same: A content zapping method for accessing multimedia contents rapidly and easily by accessing the multimedia contents on a browser basis, includes receiving a screen change command for at least one broadcast channel or at least one content; and changing a screen to a browser which provides the at least one... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120060191 - On-screen program guide with interactive programming recommendations: A subscriber to a video service generally has available to them an on-screen program guide. The program guide lists programming (e.g., TV shows) that are available to the subscriber for a certain upcoming time period. The programming guide may sort the listings by channel and time, areas of interest, age... Agent:
20120060192 - Method and apparatus for storing broadcast program: A method and apparatus for storing a broadcast program are provided. The apparatus includes: a signal processing unit which generates an audio/video (A/V) file, an application file, and a first electronic program guide (EPG) file by appropriately processing a plurality of A/V signals, application information, and EPG information, respectively, which... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120060193 - Digital broadcast receiver and digital broadcast transmitter: A digital broadcast transmitter includes a first de-multiplexing unit for separating video/audio data and real-time broadcast program information from a transport stream when a digital broadcast signal carries the transport stream; a first storage unit for storing the real-time broadcast program information; a second de-multiplexing unit for separating video/audio data... Agent:
20120060194 - Programming-network control of time-shift television recording: A method and apparatus in a television delivery system for enabling a programming network or other content owner to control recording of television programs by a service provider network. The programming network transmits the television programs to the service provider network, and the service provider network records the television programs... Agent:
20120060195 - Smart playlist: A smart playlist system is described. In one example embodiment, a collector module obtains content utilization data from a plurality of client devices associated with respective plurality of viewers. A hot list generator module generates a list of popular content items based on the obtained content utilization data. A customization... Agent: Opentv, Inc.
20120060196 - Machanism of interleaving video frame storage for p2p-based vod streaming system: The Mechanism of Interleaving Video Frame Storage for P2P-based VoD Streaming System offers a storing means to interleaved frames in a peer-to-peer structure. Video frames in each frame group saved in a server unit are numbered. Frame data in each frame group with the same number are accordingly sorted into... Agent:
20120060197 - Receiving device, receiving method, and program: Disclosed herein is a receiving device for receiving an AV content broadcast by a broadcasting wave, including: an obtaining section adapted to obtain a description document described in a predetermined computer language for displaying another content different from the AV content; a determining section adapted to determine whether the obtained... Agent: Sony Corporation03/01/2012 > 37 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120054783 - Transmission apparatus and method, reception apparatus and method, and transmission and reception system: Disclosed herein is a transmission apparatus for distributing a content to a client, including: a question generation section configured to generate question information representative of a question regarding liking of a user of the client; and a transmission section configured to transmit the question information and provider side answer information... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120054784 - Transmission apparatus, transmission method, reception apparatus, reception method, program, and broadcasting system: Disclosed herein is a transmission apparatus for transmitting AV (Audio/Video) content, including: an acquirer configured to acquire an estimated number of audience terminals indicative of an estimated number of reception apparatuses receiving the AV content; a computer configured, in conjugation with the AV content, to compute, on the basis of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120054785 - System and method to troubleshoot a set top box device: A computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a monitoring center of a media distribution network, from a set top box device associated with a customer account, first error data indicating occurrence of a first error at the set top box device at a first time. The set top box device is... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120054786 - Providing a viewer incentive with video content: Video content may be transmitted with enhanced content or ancillary information that includes viewer loyalty incentives. The viewer loyalty incentives may be in the form of incentives, certificates or other information which may accumulate depending on viewing time. The more the viewer watches, the more incentives the viewer may receive.... Agent:
20120054787 - Systems and methods for coordinating interactive and passive advertisement and merchandising opportunities: Systems and methods for providing enhanced advertising and merchandising opportunities are described. Advertisements may be provided for passive programming such as television programs, commercials, pay-per-view programs, passive video products, or other suitable passive programming. Interactive advertisements may be provided in interactive applications such as interactive television program guides, web browsers,... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20120054788 - Electronic equipment: Electronic equipment has Internet connection function and parental control function. The electronic equipment includes a storage portion that stores rating information about contents on the Internet, and a viewing restricting portion that performs view restriction of the contents on the Internet based on the rating information about contents on the... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120054789 - Parental controls for entertainment content: Parental controls for entertainment digital media are provided that allow a parent to restrict multiple user's access to entertainment content. One or more updatable rating definition files with dynamic data are used to define rating levels and content descriptors for a regional rating system. Entertainment content definition files define the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120054790 - Image display apparatus and image displaying method thereof: An image display apparatus and an image displaying method thereof are disclosed, which can solve a problem of disturbance in watching TV through a detachable image display apparatus. Since the problem of disturbance in watching TV through a detachable image display apparatus, which may occur due to discharge of the... Agent:
20120054791 - Content sub-item substitution: A method of content sub-item substitution is described. The method includes: receiving from a headend a description of a plurality of virtual channels, the description defining each virtual channel on the basis of one or more metadata attributes associated with that virtual channel; receiving one or more content sub-item substitution... Agent: Nds Limited
20120054792 - Online advertisement selection: Online advertisement selection techniques are described. In an implementation, data is obtained which describes interaction of one or more clients with advertisements embedded in television content. An advertisement is selected to be displayed in conjunction with web content accessed by the one or more clients based on the interaction with... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120054794 - Image display apparatus and method for operating the same: A multifunctional display device and a method of controlling the same are disclosed herein. The method may include displaying a first card object in a first area of the display, displaying a second card object in a second area of the display, and partially displaying a third card object in... Agent:
20120054793 - Method for synchronizing contents and display device enabling the method: A method for synchronizing information stored in different display devices includes selecting first content in a first display device, selecting a second display device to be synchronized, and then sending a list of the first content from the first display device to a server. In the server, a list of... Agent:
20120054796 - Adaptive videodescription player: The computer readable storage medium includes computer executable instructions for implementing a videodescription player module. The computer executable instructions implementing a user interface for selecting one or more videodescription output options among a plurality of videodescription output options. A videodescription player module generates a videodescription output that includes vocal communication... Agent:
20120054795 - Method and apparatus for providing preferred broadcast information: A method and apparatus for providing preferred broadcast information are provided. A Social Networking Service (SNS) server is requested to search for pieces of information in an SNS that are related to at least one broadcast channel by providing at least one keyword that identifies the at least one broadcast... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120054797 - Methods and apparatus for providing electronic program guides: A method of generating on a display device an electronic program guide for broadcast channels. Electronic program guide information for a plurality of broadcast channels is received at an electronic terminal from a broadcast media server. The electronic program guide information includes live video streams and/or snapshot pictures from programs... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)
20120054798 - Advertisement display processing method and apparatus associated with reproduction title: For individual users, information which is the latest and which is suitable to the users can be properly displayed or can be selectively displayed. A reproduction title is detected as a title of a recorded broadcast program and/or one of the user use states of distributed content titles such as... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120054800 - Electronic program guide using markup language: An interactive television program guide is provided. Program guide display elements are arranged and styled using markup language documents. These markup language documents may also indicate and select program guide functions. The program guide interprets the markup language documents and generates the display screens and program guide functionality without user... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20120054799 - Program guide system with browsing display: An inter pap active television program guide system is provided in which a user may direct the program guide to display a browsing display screen. The browsing display screen includes a list of current programs including a movable highlight region, a video window containing a television program to which the... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20120054801 - System and method for creating hierarchical multimedia programming favorites: A hierarchical indexing system, which includes a plurality of indexing servers and a search agent. The plurality of indexing servers are configured to index electronic programming guide data. The search agent is in communication with the plurality of indexing servers. The search agent is configured to receive a request to... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120054802 - Method and system for optimizing electronic program guide data: Methods and systems of optimizing EPG data include: (i) receiving EPG data comprising a plurality of schedule objects; (ii) identifying a recurrence pattern in a subset of the schedule objects based on an association between properties of the schedule objects in the subset; (iii) based on the recurrence pattern, identifying... Agent:
20120054803 - Image display apparatus and method for operating the same: An image display apparatus for receiving and processing a broadcast signal and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method includes displaying a home screen including a plurality of card objects, displaying a broadcast image and a favorite channel object representing favorite channels in a broadcast card object... Agent:
20120054804 - System and method of scheduling an event related to an advertisement: A method includes transmitting media content to a set-top box. The media content includes an advertisement having a selectable reminder indicator related to an event. The method further includes receiving an input selection related to the selectable reminder indicator from the set-top box, sending a first menu to the set-top... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20120054805 - Home network frequency conditioning device: This invention disclosure relates to a conditioning device for improving the frequency response of signals conducted within an in-home cable infrastructure that includes both CATV bandwidth and in-home entertainment bandwidth. Disclosed is a CATV network device which includes a CATV signal transmission path and an in-home entertainment signal transmission path.... Agent: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.
20120054806 - Methods circuits & systems for wireless video transmission: Disclosed are methods, circuits & systems for transmitting a video stream over a wireless data link and devices implementing said methods, circuits & systems. A host device may include a video transmitter adapted to transmit a video stream via a shared radio-frequency (RF) transmitter. The video stream may be processed,... Agent:
20120054807 - Broadcasting receiver and television set: This broadcasting receiver includes a receiving portion capable of receiving a digital television broadcast signal, a transmitting portion capable of transmitting a network signal and a control portion establishing a network on coaxial wiring when a frequency band allocated for transmitting the digital television broadcast signal on the coaxial wiring... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20120054808 - Playlist bookmarking: Playlist bookmarking may be provided. First, a content program from a playlist may be displayed on a first user device. The content program may then be paused and a time stamp may be placed in the playlist at a point where the content program was paused. Next, the time stamped... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20120054810 - Content library: A content library may be provided. First, a video on demand content program may be received. Then, video on demand information corresponding to the video on demand content program may be added to a video on demand information list. The video on demand information corresponding to the video on demand... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20120054809 - Generating a response to video content request including dynamically processed video content: In one embodiment, a video processing server including a memory capable of storing data and a processor is disclosed. The processor is configured for using the data such that the video processing server can receive a request redirected from a gateway for a video content, wherein the request is redirected... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20120054811 - Method and system for delivery of immersive content over communication networks: Computer-implemented systems and methods of providing content to a user via communications between a content provider and a user over a plurality of disparate communication channels are provided. Content is provided to a user via a first transmission channel for presentation. Metadata associated with the content identifies a content event... Agent:
20120054812 - Method and apparatus for multiplexing service delivery with quality of service (qos) guarantee: Provided is a service providing method and system by interoperation between service managers. Each of the service managers may manage an independent service area. Since the service managers interoperate with each other, a service target of an available service resource managed by a single service manager may be expanded to... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120054813 - Immersive interactive publication: A movie book which binds together movies and books along with social networks associated with words of the book. The book is viewed on a display screen of a computer, with said viewing comprising both content interspersed with both pictures and video, and where at least plural words of the... Agent: Ubiquity Holdings
20120054814 - Portable internet media viewer: A media viewer having a processor, a display responsive to instructions from the processor, and a plurality of channels provided on the display wherein at least one of the channels has one or more Internet media sites linked thereto.... Agent:
20120054815 - Video display apparatus and video display method: According to one embodiment, there is provided a video display apparatus, including: a display controller configured to cause a display module to display a moving image distributed from a video hosting site, the moving image having a first URI; and a URI output module configured to output a second URI... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120054816 - Receiving device, receiving method, program, and broadcasting system: Disclosed herein is a receiving device for receiving AV contents, the receiving device including: an obtaining section configured to obtain a description document described in a program language for displaying contents from a server present on a network connected with the receiving device; a determining section configured to determine whether... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120054817 - Broadcasting receiver and set-top box: This broadcasting receiver includes a receiving portion capable of receiving a cable television broadcast signal, a transmitting portion capable of transmitting a network signal and a control portion establishing a network on coaxial wiring when a frequency band allocated for transmitting the cable television broadcast signal on the coaxial wiring... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20120054818 - Enhanced video streaming to mobile clients: A system for enabling streaming video to a mobile client includes a plurality of fixed node peers linked to the mobile client via one or more networks as well as a video source linked to fixed node peers and configured to provide streaming video data representing a video presentation to... Agent: Deutsche Telekom Ag
20120054819 - Home network frequency conditioning device and method: An in-home entertainment network conditioning device for use with a coaxial device in a CATV network includes an input node adapted to conduct CATV signals in a first and second frequency range, and in-home entertainment signals in a third frequency range that is different from the first frequency range and... Agent: John Mezzalingua Associates, Inc.Previous industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: interprogram communication or interprocess communication (ipc)
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