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Interactive video distribution systemsBelow 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. 12/05/2013 > 27 patent applications in 20 patent subcategories.
20130326550 - System & method for providing enhanced entertainment data on a set top box: Embodiments of the disclosed invention include an apparatus, method, and computer program product for providing enhanced entertainment data. For instance, in one embodiment, a computer implemented method for providing enhanced entertainment data includes receiving a request for additional information related to a selected show and displaying the additional information, which... Agent: Centurylink Intellectual Property LLC
20130326551 - Wireless multimedia quality of experience reporting: Embodiments of techniques and systems for quality of experience (QoE) reporting in wireless systems are described. In some embodiments, user equipment may receive a first value of a first quality of experience (QoE) metric computed during playout of a multimedia asset at the user equipment. The first value may be... Agent:
20130326552 - Methods and devices for providing companion services to video: Methods and devices for providing companion services to video are described. In one example embodiment, the method includes: identifying text contained within a video; determining, by performing pattern matching, if the identified text in the video contains actionable text; and if the identified text in the video contains actionable text,... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130326553 - Method to optimize reception of entitlement management messages in a pay-tv system: A method to optimize reception of entitlement management messages in a subscriber unit that is part of a Pay-TV system. The subscriber units are set up to a default reception channel for receiving default entitlement management messages such as the ones addressed to all or a group of subscriber units... Agent: Nagravision S.a.
20130326554 - Targeted television advertising based on a profile linked to an online device associated with a content-selecting device: A profile provider: (i) associates a set of devices (including two or more online devices and possibly a set-top box); and (ii) delivers an advertisement targeted using profile information associated with one of the online devices. The advertisement is presented along with media content. If the media content is viewed... Agent:
20130326555 - User preferences for content: User preference techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a physical presence of a plurality of users is identified by a computing device from images captured using one or more cameras. A group is recognized by the computing device that includes the identified plurality of users. A set of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130326556 - Method for providing content management list and apparatus for performing same: Disclosed are a method for providing a content management list which enables integrated management for the use of various contents and an apparatus for performing the same. The method for providing the content management list in a content management list provision apparatus which can be connected to a plurality of... Agent: Humax Co., Ltd.
20130326557 - Method for providing application menu in image display device, and image display device using same: The present invention relates to a method for maintaining various application installed in an image display device, and more particularly, to a method for operating an image display device, the method allowing a user to more conveniently select and execute applications in configuring selection menus of the applications, and to... Agent:
20130326559 - Electronic program guide for indicating availability of past programs: A system and method for providing an electronic program guide for television or radio programs includes presenting listing of present or future programs on-screen, presenting listings of past programs on-screen and indicating whether the past program is available again at a future time. Also, a system and method for handling... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20130326558 - Method for personalized virtual channel management and network-based multimedia reproduction system with virtual channels: A method for personalized virtual channel management includes: determining whether a received command is associated with virtual channel switching, wherein a network-based multimedia reproduction system is in mode of a first channel zone of a personalized channel zone; if yes, checking whether a channel value corresponding to the command exists... Agent: Wistron Corporation
20130326560 - Digital set top box with composite channel table: A digital set top box with a composite channel table has a CPU connected to a signal input unit, a video/audio output unit and a memory unit, wherein the signal input unit has a plurality of media connecting ports. The composite channel table is programmed in the CPU and divided... Agent: Trans Electric Co., Ltd.
20130326561 - Method and apparatus for indexing content within a media stream: An approach provides indexing of media content capable of effectively controlling playback availability of the vast variety of media content. A recording of a video session associated with a media stream is initiated. A portion of the video session is selected. And an index for playback of the selected portion... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20130326562 - Notification of upcoming media content of interest: A method includes receiving search criteria from a media device associated with a user account. The method includes performing a first search of media content information. The method includes in response to identifying particular media content that satisfies the search criteria, sending a first notification identifying a first occurrence of... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20130326563 - Media-aware interface: Embodiments of the invention provide a companion application that allows users to discover secondary content that supplements primary content that the user is enjoying and to run the secondary content within the application. Examples of primary content include, games, television shows, movies, and music. In one embodiment, a companion application... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130326564 - Method and apparatus for managing broadcast for portable terminal: An apparatus including a broadcasting receiver, a controller, a display unit and an audio output unit is provided. The broadcasting receiver is configured to receive a broadcasting signal, and the controller is configured to determine, when the broadcasting receiver receives the broadcasting signal, a state of at least one of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130326566 - System and method for providing virtual av service: A system for providing virtual AV service includes a local device middleware (LDM) media server which stores AV contents and a resource cooperation server (RCS) which separates the AV contents from the LDM media server into video contents and audio contents. The video contents and the audio contents are reproduced... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130326565 - System and method for supplying information to a plurality of users during mass events: For supplying information to a plurality of users during mass events the users are given articles which are worn by them, and a remotely acting wireless control unit acts on electronic devices provided in the articles and having electronic displays, so that the corresponding information is provided on the displays... Agent:
20130326568 - Movie-screening management device and movie-screening management method: A movie-screening management device includes: a mutual-state monitoring unit monitoring mutual states by periodically performing communication with other parties connected through a network to exchange information when being logged; a content/playlist synchronization management unit sharing contents and playlists with the other parties; and a key management unit comprehensively managing keys... Agent:
20130326567 - Real time broadcasting method using digital living network alliance (dlna) between set-top boxes: A real time broadcasting method between set-top boxes using a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is provided. The real time broadcasting method may include receiving a broadcast stream, by a first set-top box including a tuner, and sharing the received broadcast stream using the DLNA so as to enable the... Agent: Innopia Technologies, Inc.
20130326569 - Method and system for playing video streams: A video stream playback method adapted to a video playback device with a network function is provided. The method includes defining a correspondence between a first virtual channel and a first video streaming service. A first application program for using the first video streaming service is installed in the video... Agent: Wistron Corporation
20130326572 - Distributed file system consistency mechanism extension for enabling internet video broadcasting: The consistency callback mechanisms employed by local file systems such as NTFS and distributed file systems such as DDS, NFS and CIFS are extended to provide a shared memory foundation for efficiently broadcasting real-time high definition video from a source object to large numbers of viewers via the Internet. Distributed... Agent:
20130326571 - Method for transmitting/receiving internet-based content and transmitter/receiver using same: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting/receiving contents through a network such as the Internet, and to a transmitter/receiver using same, the transmission method comprising: converting content stored in a file format into a delivery format; and transmitting the content converted into the delivery format using an IP... Agent:
20130326570 - Methods and apparatus for providing access to content: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for a method for transmitting, by a first system including at least one first processor, to a second system including at least one second processor, a tag retrieved by the first system from a stream... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20130326573 - Video identification and search: Systems and methods for identifying and searching video are disclosed. A video search and identification system includes a catalog representing relationships between video, data and/or objects to enable querying and search based on visual representations of video as well as data or other information associated with the video. In one... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130326574 - Power-saving audio/video control device: A power-saving audio/video control device determines whether to power on/off a public broadcasting system according to a connecting status of a multimedia device through a power-saving control. The multimedia device provides an audio/video signal to be played by the public broadcasting system. The multimedia device includes an input module, a... Agent: Aba Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.
20130326575 - Social media driven generation of a highlight clip from a media content stream: There is provided a method and system for creating a highlight clip from a media content stream. The method comprises, receiving data corresponding to social media traffic related to a playout of the media content stream, identifying one or more highlight portions of the media content stream using the social... Agent: Disney Enterprise, Inc.
20130326576 - Method and device for view switching: It is provided a method for view switching between a first device and a second device. The first device and the second device are used to display respectively a first multimedia content and a second multimedia content that are correlated, it comprises the steps of receiving and displaying, by the... Agent: Thomson Licensing11/28/2013 > 21 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.
20130318547 - Adaptive feedback loop based on a sensor for streaming static and interactive media content to animals: A system or method for inferring and selective display of visual and sound media content based on a pet(s)'s level of engagement or reactions to content displayed on any number of content display devices including, but not limited to, television screens, computer monitors, tablets, and cell phones and measured by... Agent: Fur Entertainment, Inc.
20130318546 - Method and system for gathering and computing an audience's neurologically-based reactions in a distributed framework involving remote storage and computing: Systems and methods for measuring biologically and behaviorally based responses to content in targeted demographics and locations by way of remote monitoring. Stimuli may be based on location, target demographics, and combinations thereof.... Agent: Innerscope Research, Inc.
20130318548 - System for providing improved facilities in time-shifted broadcasts: In a system for time-shifted viewing of television broadcasts, advertisements 41, 43 are provided with headers 50, 52 containing times of day at which that advert may be viewed or not viewed. A Personal Video Recorder (PVR) 60 stores adverts in an advertisement database 70, stores broadcast programme segments in... Agent:
20130318550 - Adding watermarks to video content: A method for data display includes storing an identification code and receiving encoded video content for playback. The encoded video content is decoded so as to output a series of video frames while modulating a background level of the video frames in the series according to the identification code. Related... Agent:
20130318549 - System and method for content owner controllable hosted distributions system: The disclosed embodiments include a method for distributing content over a network. The method includes providing by a communications service provider a content distribution node. Content stored by the content distribution node is accessible to subscriber of the communications service provider without traversing the Internet for enabling a quality of... Agent: Centurylink Intellectual Property LLC
20130318551 - System and method for processing image objects in video data: A system, method and computer program product are disclose for processing an object in a video data stream. The method runs on a processor programmed to execute the method and includes but is not limited to receiving input data at the client device for rendering on the client device display... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20130318552 - Method and apparatus for automated bidding and advertisement placement on a set-top box: Methods and apparatuses for presenting targeted advertisements to DVR users are described. After a DVR has finished playing a recorded television program, or in response to other specified events, the DVR presents a screen which comprises a “save or delete” menu. In addition to the “save” and “delete” options, the... Agent: Tivo Inc.
20130318553 - System and methods for enhancing operation of a graphical user interface: A video services receiver system for providing video content to a display for viewing by a customer is presented here. The video services receiver system includes a receiver interface configured to receive data associated with video services, and a display interface for the display. The display interface provides a graphical... Agent: Echostar Ukraine, L.L.C.
20130318554 - Display control device, television receiver, method of controlling display, display control program and recording medium: The television (1) includes: an infrared radiation receiver (119) which receives from a user an instruction to select a program cell; and a CPU (118) which generates a user interface screen of an electronic program table to be displayed on an LCD (110). The CPU (118) generates the user interface... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130318555 - 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: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130318556 - Broadcast signal receiving apparatus and control method thereof: A broadcast signal receiving apparatus including a broadcast receiving unit that receives a broadcast signal; a communicating unit that performs communication with a mobile apparatus; a signal converting unit that converts the received broadcast signal; and a controller that controls the signal converting unit to convert the broadcast signal into... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130318557 - Apparatus and method for detecting spectrum inversion: An apparatus for detecting spectrum inversion includes a different correlator and a determining module. The differential correlator performs an odd-order differential correlation on an input signal and a known signal to generate a differential correlation result. When the input signal is determined as corresponding to a target signal of the... Agent:
20130318558 - Indoor broadcasting method and system: A method for distributing broadcast signals to an indoor environment, includes the steps of receiving (1000) the broadcast signals (7); transforming (1002) the received broadcast signals (7) into electric signals by use of a Power Line Communication device (8); transmitting (1004) the electric signals over power lines (80), wherein the... Agent: Institut Fur Rundfunktechnik Gmbh
20130318559 - Apparatus for displaying electrical device usage information on a television receiver: Provided herein are techniques for displaying power usage information on a television receiver. A television receiver receives power usage information regarding electrical devices and outputs the power usage information and status information regarding the electrical device for presentation by a presentation device.... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited
20130318561 - Network system, home gateway, content playback method and recording media for recording a network management program: The present invention comprises: a playback list receiving means for downloading in advance and installing an OSGi bundle for remotely managing a home gateway from an external server, and receiving playback list data which can be used for specifying a list of playback content and the playback order of content... Agent: Nec Access Technica, Ltd.
20130318560 - Premises gateway apparatus and methods for use in a content-based network: Apparatus and methods for premises gateway functions that integrate or unify functions typically distributed across multiple devices within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the out-of-band (OOB) signaling functionality normally provided in each of a set-top-box (STB) and digital video recorder (DVR) are unified into a common OOB (e.g., DOCSIS)... Agent:
20130318565 - Broadcasting receiver and a method of determining an operation mode of broadcasting receiver: A broadcasting receiver and a method of determining an operation mode of broadcasting receiver are disclosed. A host device transmits the resource information including A-mode resource information. And a POD receives the resource information and determining an operation mode based on the received resource information and operation mode setting information.... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130318562 - Method and apparatus for receiving application data: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for receiving application data, where the method includes: receiving, by a client, application signaling, where the application signaling includes visibility setting, a receiving condition, and an access path of application data, and visibility of the application data is set to invisible; judging... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20130318564 - Method of receiving a broadcasting signal and receiving system for receiving a broadcasting signal: A broadcast signal reception method and a reception system are provided. The reception system includes a first processor, a second processor, and a storage medium. The first processor receives and processes a signaling table, the signaling table comprising first signaling information including access information of Non-Real-Time (NRT) service data and... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130318563 - Television apparatus connected to multimedia terminal apparatus and television system for the same: A television apparatus includes a first connection port for connecting to a multimedia terminal apparatus. The television apparatus receives television signals through a television signal input unit of the television apparatus. A monitor of the television apparatus displays the television signals. Therefore, the television apparatus is used as a conventional... Agent:
20130318566 - Subscriber line terminal, control method, and control method for pon system: There is provided a technique that enables a process to be performed smoothly between two processing units of an OLT after rebooting of one of the processing units even in the case where a process by the processing unit is temporarily halted. An upper processing unit can be temporarily halted... Agent: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.11/21/2013 > 37 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.
20130312017 - Client application and servers for preview and purchase of newly created music by fans: An artist or a music company creates multimedia music contents using interactive media creating tools on their computer and upload to a fans club server. The fans club server maintains all fans registration information and client uploaded multimedia music/songs contents. An interactive media description module on the fans club server... Agent:
20130312018 - Personalizing services using presence detection: Presence detection having granularity sufficient to passively facilitate personalizing services according to particular individuals. Wireless signaling associated with individuals may be assessed to determine individual presence relative to a particular servicing device. The services accessed through the servicing device may be personalized according to an arrival and a departure of... Agent: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
20130312022 - Display apparatus, external apparatus and control methods thereof and display system: Provided are a display system, an image processing apparatus, and an external apparatus, and methods of controlling the same. The display system includes: a plurality of servers which provides a video content; a display apparatus which interacts with the plurality of servers, and displays the video content provided by a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130312020 - Method and system for providing feedback based on monitoring of channels at a customer premise: An approach for providing feedback based on monitoring of channels at a customer premise is described. A digital signal representing a plurality of channels transported over a media broadcast network is received at a set-top box apparatus. A determination of whether one of the plurality of channels satisfies a predetermined... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20130312019 - Methods and systems for audience measurement: Methods and systems are disclosed for audience measurement. An example method includes identifying at least one of a media device, an operation command, or a person in response to a voice command. The voice command is spoken by a user to control the media device. The example method includes collecting... Agent:
20130312021 - Methods, systems and computer products for video calling and live help via iptv: Systems, methods and computer products for querying for an interactive assistant for communication over a network via the set-top box. Communications are initiated between a subscriber and an interactive assistant. A diagnostic data log is uploaded from the set-top box to the interactive assistant. Based on the communications between the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20130312023 - Distributed content analysis network: A distributed content analysis network uses the processing capabilities of customer-premises equipment as subordinate nodes for analyzing multimedia programs. A master node selects a program and identifies subordinate nodes that are available for analysis, which may include both nodes tuned to the program and idle nodes. The master node divides... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20130312024 - Data distribution to devices: A system and method for the distribution of data to wireless devices. In particular, a system and method in which voucher data is received by a media viewer in conjunction with media data, and transmitted to a wireless device for use in an electronic payment system.... Agent: Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited
20130312025 - Method and apparatus for transmitting data in a data stream: The invention provides a method and apparatus that addresses and resolves the issues currently affecting the ability to offer Enhanced TV, in particular, those issues concerning timing and synchronization, interaction with other modules in the STB, and distribution.... Agent: Tvworks, LLC
20130312026 - Moving-image playing apparatus and method: An apparatus and a method for playing a plurality of moving images as one moving image are provided. The apparatus at a terminal includes a display unit for playing the plurality of moving images as one moving image and a controller for connecting the plurality of moving images through connection... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130312029 - Advertising methods for advertising time slots and embedded objects: Disclosed is a process for an advertising bidding system in which advertisers can bid on advertising time slots or enhanced ads that can be inserted in either prerecorded or live television programming. A high degree of flexibility is provided by allowing embedded ads to be purchased and displayed in a... Agent: Opentv, Inc.
20130312030 - Integrated digital broadcasting system, network, and methods: An integrated system, network, and method for providing audio/video broadcasting of programming and advertising content. The system provides sales, traffic, playback automation, and accounting services to a media outlet. The network links multiple integrated systems together between multiple media outlets and advertising clients. The network also provides distribution of programming... Agent:
20130312028 - Method and apparatus for alternate content scheduling on mobile devices: Alternate digital content is inserted into mobile devices with a method and apparatus that comprises an alternate content scheduler, an alternate content reporter, and a micro-splicer. The alternate content scheduler further comprises a mobile network interface for interaction with a mobile data and broadcast network, a micro-splicer interface for interfacing... Agent: Goldspot Media, Inc.
20130312027 - Method, system, and apparatus for tracking and visualizing viewer responses for television events: A system, method, and apparatus allows users to communicate with each other during a live broadcast. The users communicate through personal electronic devices like a smartphone preferably running a specially designed application that keeps their messages synchronized with the live broadcast. The application may also prompt them to respond to... Agent:
20130312031 - Integrated digital broadcasting system, network, and methods: An integrated system, network, and method for providing audio/video broadcasting of programming and advertising content. The system provides sales, traffic, playback automation, and accounting services to a media outlet. The network links multiple integrated systems together between multiple media outlets and advertising clients. The network also provides distribution of programming... Agent:
20130312032 - Media exchange network having media processing systems and personal computers with common user interfaces: A system supporting a common user interface for the consumption of media is disclosed. In an embodiment of the present invention, a set top box and a personal computer may have user interfaces that are substantially the same, providing users of such systems substantially the same look and feel in... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130312033 - Method for scheduling a broadcast based on viewing time and broadcast receiving apparatus: A method for scheduling a broadcast is provided. The method includes receiving and outputting a broadcast program, when an event which stops an output of the broadcast program occurs while the broadcast program has not been completed, receiving a user command to watch the broadcast program continuously later, when the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130312034 - 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:
20130312035 - Program guide navigation tools for media content access systems and methods: An exemplary system includes a media content processing subsystem configured to provide a program guide graphical user interface (“GUI”) to a display for presentation to a user, the program guide GUI including a portion of a program guide. The media content processing subsystem is further configured to provide at least... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20130312037 - 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: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130312038 - 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: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130312036 - Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same: A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of active and inactive channels contained in the virtual channel table. At a receiver, the virtual channel table transmitted from the transmitting side is parsed,... Agent:
20130312039 - Method for virtual channel management, method for retrieving digital contents, and network-based multimedia reproduction system with virtual channels: A method for virtual channel management is provided. The method includes the following steps. In response to a command, a control unit of a network-based multimedia reproduction system determines whether the command is associated with virtual channel switching. When the command is associated with virtual channel switching, the control unit... Agent: Wistron Corporation
20130312040 - Electronic device and method for information about service provider: The method of providing information about service providers according to the present invention for achieving the technical goals includes setting regional information of the electronic device based on regional information received through a user interface unit or location information obtained by a location information module, transmitting the set regional information... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130312041 - System and method for real-time composite broadcast with moderation mechanism for multiple media feeds: A method of operation of a composite broadcast system includes: receiving a client AV stream from a user station and a user profile associated with the client AV stream; receiving a user interaction from the user station; approving the client AV stream for airing based on the user interaction and... Agent:
20130312042 - Apparatus and method for providing media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving video content at a mobile device, utilizing the mobile device for adjusting dimensions of an area of attention in an image of the video content based on a desired display resolution, utilizing the mobile device for... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20130312044 - Network terminal system and wireless terminal: A network terminal system connects a wireless terminal and a display device with a network. The wireless terminal obtains contents, an identifier that contains information indicating a server for supplying the contents and information for identifying the contents, and session information for uniquely identifying a user of the wireless terminal,... Agent: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130312043 - System and method for security data acquisition and aggregation on mobile platforms: A system and method for security data acquisition and aggregation on mobile platforms are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes: providing an edge device data aggregator in a mobile venue; using the edge device data aggregator to receive security data from a plurality of sensors and video sources deployed in the... Agent: Transportation Security Enterprises, Inc. (tse)
20130312046 - Smart stream delivery server, system and methods for assembling a mix of services to be delivered to a subscriber's premises: A smart stream delivery server, a system, and methods are described herein for assembling a mix of services (e.g., linear channels, video on demand, broadcast television, and recordings) which are to be delivered over one or more networks to a premises (e.g., home, business) of a subscriber. In one embodiment,... Agent:
20130312045 - Video-on-demand system: A video-on-demand system including a video server storing video-on-demand content and for streaming video-on-demand through a first layer of an internet page having a first layer and a second layer; and a controller for causing there to be formed in the second layer a plurality of selectable overlay images such... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130312047 - Transmitting timing information for content in a data stream: The invention provides a method and apparatus that addresses and resolves the issues currently affecting the ability to offer Enhanced TV, in particular, those issues concerning timing and synchronization, interaction with other modules in the STB, and distribution.... Agent: Tvworks, LLC
20130312048 - Array of transcoder instances with internet protocol (ip) processing capabilities: In one embodiment, a method processes video in a system including a host computer processing unit (CPU) and a plurality of transcoder instances. The method receives, by a transcoder instance in the plurality of transcoder instances, first Internet Protocol (IP) packets from a host router coupled to the host CPU.... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20130312049 - Authoring, archiving, and delivering time-based interactive tv content: A social television system provides for the authoring, archiving, and delivering of interactive social television content. A social television service provider receives the identity of a television show that is being watched on a first display screen. The social television service provider delivers corresponding social television content to a second... Agent: Gomiso, Inc.
20130312050 - Device, system and method to provision, configure and operate video generation equipment: A video generation device, system and method. The device, system and method may perform the configuration of the video generation device, and thus may include a configuration file and a file format. The device, system and method may include at least one processing unit communicative with at least one cable... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20130312051 - Fault tolerant system with equivalence processing driving fault detection and backup activation: A system includes a primary functionality and a backup functionality for the primary functionality. A measurement circuit measures operational parameter values of the primary functionality. A fault detection circuit determines a level of equivalence between the operation of the primary functionality and a reference functionality based on a weighted comparison... Agent: Stmicroelectronics, Inc.
20130312053 - Method and system for multiplexed transport interface between demodulators (demods) and set-top box (stb) system-on-chips (socs): A multiplexed transport interface (MTSIF) may be utilized during communication between a demodulation module and a video processing system-on-chip (SoC). The MTSIF may enable concurrent demodulation of a plurality of input modulated video streams, via a plurality of demodulator chips within the demodulation module, by multiplexing data generated by the... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130312052 - Video content presentation override control systems, methods and devices: A video content presentation terminal includes a video content receiver that is configured to receive video content and presentation override controls for the video content. The presentation override controls define presentation restrictions for the video content. The video content presentation terminal also includes an applications processor that is configured to... Agent:11/14/2013 > 42 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.
20130305269 - High definition playback verification: An advertisement delivery system includes a billing system that provides a plurality of schedule files providing time and zone information for inserting advertisement in a first delivery format and in a second delivery format to subscribers of a cable television network, an ad inserter that inserts advertisements according to the... Agent: Opentv, Inc.
20130305271 - Method and apparatus for generation of a preferred broadcasted programs list: A second set of broadcasted programs is added to a first set of broadcasted programs. The second set of broadcasted programs includes broadcasted programs viewed by a viewer for a period of time at least equal to a first threshold. A third set of broadcasted programs is removed from the... Agent:
20130305270 - System and method for rating a media file: The subject matter discloses a method comprising obtaining a viewer's feedback from a viewer of a media file, determining a rating value according to said viewer's feedback and transmitting the rating value to a server. The method also comprises receiving an accumulated rating value of the media file from the... Agent: Scooltv, Inc.
20130305272 - Procedure, apparatus, system, and computer program for video addressable advertising: A procedure for selecting targeted content, and a computer program, apparatus, and system that operate in accordance with the procedure. The procedure includes monitoring a user's activity in a first type of provided service, and selecting content from a second type of provided service, based on the monitoring. In one... Agent: Tellabs Operations, Inc.
20130305273 - System and method for television advertisement audience measurement: A system and methods to calculate ratings of television advertisements based on viewing data and to assess the effectiveness of the advertisements. In some embodiments, consumer viewing data is consolidated across a plurality of disparate channels through which content and advertisements are presented to viewers. Some of the channels may... Agent:
20130305274 - Over the top content access: A system and method for accessing external content through an IPTV network is provided. An IPTV user can request access to content offered by an external content provider. An IPTV middleware can negotiate and create an ad hoc Service Level Agreement with the external content provider in response to the... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
20130305275 - System and method for sharing user content through a set-top box: The disclosed embodiments include a system, computer readable medium, and method for recording and distributing video content based on DRM parameters. For example, in one embodiment, a set-top box is disclosed that includes a processor for executing a set of instructions. The set-top box also includes memory in communication with... Agent:
20130305278 - Integrated advertising in video link aggregation system: Methods and systems for presentation of content through an interface to provide personalized video feeds to a user. A video feed is harvested from feed items gathered at various Internet sources. The feed items are filtered to remove those that do not link to video content. A criteria specified by... Agent:
20130305279 - Method and system for altering the presentation of broadcast content: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method and system for altering a presentation of broadcast content. More specifically, embodiments provide an accurate and efficient mechanism for suppressing advertisements by using downloaded templates to identify advertisements before suppression for a duration indicated by information downloaded about the advertisement,... Agent:
20130305276 - System and method for in-stream advertising on an internet connected device: This invention discloses a system for in-stream advertising on an internet connected device comprising: at least a media streaming server adapted to stream media content in relation to a request from said internet connected device, said media streaming server further adapted to read and stream a concatenated file containing said... Agent: Novix Media Technologies Private Limited
20130305277 - Terminating enhanced television broadcasts: An enhanced television broadcast system may enable the transmission and reception of a real-time event when a new program is about to begin. The real-time event may control access to enhancements from the program that is ending. In some embodiments, these real-time events may constitute triggers that are included within... Agent:
20130305281 - System and method for sending advertising data based on data associated with video data: A computer readable medium is disclosed containing computer executable instructions including but not limited to instructions to monitor video data for advertising data keys; instructions to correlate the advertising data keys with penetration data for an end user; and instructions to select advertising data for the end user based on... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20130305282 - Topic to social media identity correlation: An identification server correlates the web browsing behavior of individuals with their use of social media systems. Based on these behaviors, web identifiers (referred to as identities or IDs) may be matched to social media identifiers; these matches being determined, stored, and output as a confidences that the web identity... Agent:
20130305280 - Web identity to social media identity correlation: An identification server correlates the web browsing behavior of individuals with their use of social media systems. Based on these behaviors, web identifiers (referred to as identities or IDs) may be matched to social media identifiers; these matches being determined, stored, and output as a confidences that the web identity... Agent: Bluefin Labs, Inc.
20130305283 - Display apparatus, apparatus for providing content video and control methods thereof: A display apparatus includes a display unit which displays a content video thereon; a communication unit which communicates with an external server providing a social networking service (SNS); and a controller which receives from the external server feedback information of a part of a playing section of the content video... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130305284 - Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same: A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of active and inactive channels contained in the virtual channel table. At a receiver, the virtual channel table transmitted from the transmitting side is parsed,... Agent:
20130305285 - Electronic program guide supporting on-demand tv content: Method and meta-data search server (MSS 1) for providing services relating to an electronic program guide (EPG). The meta-data search server (1) is in operation in communication with a plurality of data receivers (STB's 3), and one or more meta-data sources (2) which provide program related data. The meta-data search... Agent: Liberty Global Europe Holding B.v.
20130305286 - Electronic device with multimedia content function: An electronic device is configured to preview video files on a display that displays a media library screen containing a preview image in the form of a thumbnail image for each of plural video files available for viewing using the electronic device. A user input receives user inputs. A controller... Agent:
20130305288 - Displaying advertising in an electronic program guide: Dynamically controlling advertisements on an electronic guide is disclosed. An advertisement cell on an electronic guide may be moved based on the movement of other cells. The advertisement cell may be subsequently kept stationary in relation to the other cells for a certain time portion.... Agent:
20130305287 - Systems and methods for generating a user profile based customized media guide that includes an internet source: Systems and methods for presenting user-generated content in an easily accessible manner using an interactive media guide are provided. In particular, a user may be able to peruse user-generated content through an interactive media guide which is also used to access non-user-generated media content such as linear programming (e.g., over-the-air... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20130305289 - Generation of dynamic content interfaces: Example embodiments relate to generation of dynamic content interfaces based on device capabilities and user entitlements. Multiple devices associated with a user account may each request a content interface. Generation of the content interfaces may be based on capability information of the devices and a tier entitlement associated with the... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20130305290 - Systems and methods for ranking assets relative to a group of viewers: Systems and methods are provided for ranking assets relative to a group of viewers. A group is formed by a user by selecting a number of different viewer preference profiles or automatically by the system as a function of analyzing similarities among viewer preference profiles. Individual preference values are computed... Agent:
20130305291 - Method and system to share media content between devices via near field commmunication (nfc) and wireless communication: A media storage and access system and methodology including a set-top box which receives and processes a plurality of signal sources and makes programming available locally through connected devices or via a data network such as a LAN, WAN, or the Internet. The system also integrates a multimedia storage system... Agent:
20130305292 - Media synchronization within home network using set-top box as gateway: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for transmitting TV program related content to IP connected devices on a home network, or other local area network. Users can watch television while simultaneously receiving content related to TV programs currently being displayed on a television. TV centric and TV program related... Agent:
20130305293 - Program information notification device, television receiver, program information notification method, program information notification program, and recording medium: A television set (100) includes a determination section (330) and a notification section (340). The determination section (330) determines, as program information to be notified to a user, a plurality of pieces of program information each of which matches a search condition set beforehand, from among a plurality of pieces... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130305294 - Method and system for producing a user interface for interactive media applications: A method and system for centrally producing user-specific user interfaces for controlling and selecting interactive media applications are provided. The system has, at each user end, an input unit used to input control signals for controlling and selecting the interactive media applications, and an output unit used to display an... Agent:
20130305295 - Method and system for satellite communication: Certain aspects of a method and system for satellite communication are disclosed. Aspects of one method may include a receiver that handles digital broadcasting. The receiver may be enabled to dynamically vary spacing between two or more pilots and/or the size of one or more pilots within at least one... Agent:
20130305296 - In-home equipment, content handoff method, and content handoff program: The in-home equipment comprises: playback availability determining means 11 which, in the case of generation of a playback request for playing back a content on any of the plurality of playback devices, determines whether the playback device requested to play back the content is able to play back the content;... Agent: Nec Access Technica, Ltd.
20130305297 - System and method for multi-channel wifi video streaming: A video or multimedia distribution system receives multiple video streams and transcodes them into a single stream of UDP packets with each of the plurality of video data packets for respective ones of the video streams being assigned a port number corresponding to the respective video stream. The UDP packets... Agent:
20130305298 - Communication system, transmitter, receiver, communication method, program, and communication cable: The present invention relates to providing high-speed bidirectional communication while maintaining compatibility. When an HDMI® source 71 performs bidirectional IP communication with an HDMI® sink 72 using a CEC line 84 and a signal line 141, a switching control unit 121 controls a switch 133 so that, when data is... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130305301 - Multimodal portable communication interface for accessing video content: A portable communication device has a touch screen display that receives tactile input and a microphone that receives audio input. The portable communication device initiates a query for media based at least in part on tactile input and audio input. The touch screen display is a multi-touch screen. The portable... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20130305299 - Push-pull based content delivery system: p
20130305300 - Systems, methods, and computer products for providing podcasts via iptv: Systems, methods, and computer products for providing podcasts via Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) are disclosed herein. Exemplary embodiments include a network-based method for providing digital media podcasts. The method includes receiving a request to render at least one podcast on a communications device authenticated on an IPTV network, retrieving the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20130305302 - Distributed network performance monitoring: A probe is configured to monitor one or more communication parameters on one or more downstream frequency channels carried on a communication medium of an access network. Results of repeated monitoring are stored over a predetermined period. At the conclusion of the monitoring period, data reports reflecting the stored results... Agent:
20130305304 - Apparatus and method for configuring a control message in a broadcast system: An apparatus and a method for providing information used for generating and consuming multimedia content in a broadcast system supporting a multimedia service based on an Internet protocol are provided. The method includes composing a message type field containing information indicating on a type of control information contained in the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130305305 - Apparatus and method for providing an application service in a broadcast system: An apparatus and a method for driving an application, contained in a hybrid multimedia service, in a broadcast system that provides a user equipment with the hybrid multimedia service based on a hybrid network including at least a broadcast network and a network supporting an Internet protocol is provided. To... Agent:
20130305303 - Transmitting apparatus, transmitting method, receiving apparatus, receiving method, program, and content distribution system: A transmitting apparatus, a transmitting method, a receiving apparatus, a receiving method, a program, and a content distribution system capable of stably supplying content to a plurality of terminal devices. A terminal device can receive content streaming distribution from a content distribution server over the Internet. In addition, the terminal... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130305306 - Iptv session management: A session management involves registering at least one IPTV application in a registration table so that the registration table includes at least a respective identifier of the IPTV applications. The IPTV applications are invokable at a set top box and can be so-called embedded applications and/or browser-based applications. An event... Agent:
20130305308 - Method for transmitting a broadcast service, method for receiving a broadcast service, and apparatus for receiving a broadcast service: According to the invention, a broadcast receiver receives a packetized stream. The broadcast receiver extracts display time information from a header of the packetized stream, and extracts trigger information including a target object identifier from a payload of the packetized stream. The broadcast receiver recognizes the type of the trigger... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20130305307 - Server, electronic apparatus, server control method and computer-readable medium: According to one embodiment, a server includes a receiver, a setting module and a storage. The receiver is configured to receive history data comprising a history of channel operations for switching programs. The setting module is configured to set a weight for each program based on a history of channel... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130305309 - Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same: A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of active and inactive channels contained in the virtual channel table. At a receiver, the virtual channel table transmitted from the transmitting side is parsed,... Agent:
20130305310 - Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same: A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of active and inactive channels contained in the virtual channel table. At a receiver, the virtual channel table transmitted from the transmitting side is parsed,... Agent:Previous industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: interprogram communication or interprocess communication (ipc)
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