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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. 10/02/2014 > 35 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.
20140298363 - System and method for dynamically constructing personalized contextual video programs: Systems, methods, and computer readable-media for dynamically constructing personalized contextual video programs include extracting video metadata from a video program, extracting component metadata from video components stored in a media object library, extracting viewer preferences, receiving synchronization information about the video program, identifying a video program segment susceptible to inserting... Agent:
20140298364 - Recommendations for media content based on emotion: A conversation is facilitated that ascertains the emotional state of a user in order to recommend media content such as a movie, film, video, digital book, or other media content for enjoyment. Based on the emotional stated ascertained, media content is recommended as selections, in which a user can select... Agent:
20140298365 - Receiving terminal, audience information collecting system and audience information collecting method: A receiving terminal includes: a content receiving unit 120 for receiving a content; a display state detecting unit 140 for detecting a display state indicating whether the content the content receiving unit 120 receives is displayed on a display device 300 or not; a state detecting unit 111 for identifying... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140298366 - Method and apparatus for evaluating media delivery quality: A method and an apparatus are provided for evaluating media delivery quality that relate to the field of communications technologies and that can directly reflect a variation of media delivery quality and a variation of subjective experience of a user on media play quality. A method for evaluating media delivery... Agent:
20140298367 - Probabilistic methods and apparatus to determine the state of a media device: Probabilistic methods and apparatus to determine the state of a media device are described. An example method includes generating, based on a first output signal from a first sensor, a first parameter value representative of a first property of a media device; generating, based on a second output signal from... Agent:
20140298368 - Authentication system and method of operating the same: Provided are an authentication system and a method of operating the authentication system. The authentication system allows network cameras to authenticate an image storage device as a client. The authentication system includes an authentication preprocessing unit provided in the client to calculate and store an offset time representing a difference... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
20140298369 - Clear screen broadcasting: System and method for providing clear screen TV broadcasting to subscribed users. Two signals are provided by the broadcasters for the same channel: a mixed signal that includes the main program and additional content to overlap portions of the main program on the display, and a clear screen signal which... Agent:
20140298371 - System and methods for assignation and use of media content subscription service privileges: This invention describes a system and methods for media content subscription service distribution; typical services include cable television, premium content channels, pay-per-view, XM radio, and online mp3 services. Subscribers use portable electronic devices to store digital certificates certifying the subscriber's privileges and an assigned public key. The devices can communicate... Agent:
20140298370 - System for establishing a connection between a service centre and a plurality of devices for the reception of television signal: A system for establishing a connection between a service center and a plurality of devices for reception of a television signal, wherein the connection utilizes an electric supply network. The electric supply network is set up as a local area network (LAN) of devices for the reception of the television... Agent: S.i.sv.el S.p.a.
20140298372 - System and method for recording and time-shifting programming in a television distribution system using policies: Various embodiments of the disclosed subject matter provide methods and systems to store a policy specifying rules relating to recording, storage or delivery of broadcast programming to a consumer of such programming, and to record, store or deliver broadcast programming in response to a rule. According to an example embodiment,... Agent:
20140298373 - Social networking and peer to peer for tvs: A peer-to-peer (P2P) application which can be applied to TVs. The P2P application promotes a social networking aspect by allowing devices connecting to either the home mesh network and/or Internet to share contents and create common-interest channels. The P2P application does not require support from network infrastructure (e.g., no central... Agent: Sony Electronics Inc.
20140298374 - Video device and method for control and monitoring usage of video device: A video device includes a setting unit, a recording unit, a detection unit, a timer, and a control unit. The setting unit sets a viewing allowance time of the child. The recording unit records the child's viewing habit. The detection unit detects whether a child is watching media content on... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20140298375 - Information output device, information manipulation device, and computer program product: According to an embodiment, a tuner unit, a managing unit, a private code verifying unit, an application origin verifying unit, and a device operation command processing unit. The tuner unit is configured to perform a decoding process of a broadcast program and program related information from broadcasting waves. The managing... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140298377 - Image domain compliance: Systems and methods for generating domain-compliant image data. Domain-specific usage rights may be evaluated. The domain-specific usage rights may be associated with the transfer of particular encoded image data to a particular computing system other than the computing system. The domain-specific usage rights may specify maximum allowable spatial frequency content... Agent:
20140298376 - Method and apparatus for on demand video and other content rental: A video on demand system in the context of the Internet, for video rentals. A user accesses an on-line store to rent a video program or movie. The rental is for a limited time (such as 30 days) and within that thirty days, the video program or movie can only... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140298379 - 3d mobile and connected tv ad trafficking system: In an example embodiment, an ad trafficker includes: a microprocessor; a network interface coupled to the microprocessor; and memory including code segments executable on the microprocessor for a) uploading an advertisement (ad) via the network interface; b) determining whether the ad should be processed; and c) processing the ad if... Agent: Yume, Inc.
20140298380 - Automated statutory warning system to display disclaimers: Disclosed is a method and system for real time appending at least one electronic message in at least one video stream. The system includes a channel identification module, a signal processing module, a decision module and a message appending module. The channel identification module is configured to identify at least... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
20140298381 - Broadcast program processing device, broadcast program processing method, broadcasting station device, information distribution server, program, and information storage media: A broadcast program processing device includes video content recording unit. The video content recording unit causes a storage unit to store a plurality of pieces of video content each of which includes at least one advertisement video. The broadcast program processing device changes the advertisement video included in a piece... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment
20140298378 - Presentation of summary content for primary content: Techniques for presentation of summary content for primary content are described. In at least some embodiments, primary content includes different types of content, such as television programs, live broadcasts, web content, and so forth. Summary content can be generated that encapsulates various aspects and/or events of primary content. In at... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated
20140298382 - Server and method for transmitting augmented reality object: An augmented reality object management server is provided. The server includes a device registration unit configured to store user information and information of a plurality of devices mapped with the user information, a message reception unit configured to receive, from a device of a first user, a request message requesting... Agent: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
20140298383 - Server and method for transmitting personalized augmented reality object: An augmented reality object transmission server is provided. The server includes a video content identification unit configured to identify video contents being reproduced in a plurality of devices, a profile determination unit that configured to determine a first profile of a first device and a second profile of a second... Agent: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.
20140298384 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus includes: a display unit; a signal processor which is configured to process an image signal to be displayed as an image on the display unit; a communicator which is configured to communicate with an external network; and a controller which is configured to perform an initial setup... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140298385 - Theme-based media program discovery systems and methods: An exemplary method includes a theme-based media program discovery system 1) concurrently maintaining data representative of a first active media program curation heuristic that specifies a first set of curation parameters associated with a media program theme and a second active media program curation heuristic that specifies a second set... Agent: Verizon And Redbox Digital Entertainment Services, LLC
20140298386 - Personalized content recommendation: Systems and methods for providing personalized content recommendation and content availability to a user are described. In one implementation, the described methods are implemented in the systems, where the method includes gathering content metadata based on user specific parameters, where the content metadata is content specific. The method also includes... Agent:
20140298387 - Television system with aided user program searching: A system having an adaptive browse feature and an adaptive flip feature is provided. The adaptive browse and flip features may be selected to receive program viewing suggestions. The system may provide a suggestion by displaying an adaptive browse region or adaptive flip region including a program suggestion. The system... Agent:
20140298388 - Technique for providing program guide data through a communications network delivering programming content: In order to efficiently utilize the limited transmission bandwidth of a communications network, e.g., a cable network, guide data for constructing an interactive program guide (IPG) is delivered to a set-top terminal using different methodologies. For example, the guide data associated with those programs which are likely of interest to... Agent: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
20140298389 - Content item receiver module and method: The present invention relates to a content item receiver module and method. The content item receiver module is operative for a content item distribution system, configured to operate in a first and second mode: said first mode operative to drive a display apparatus to display a received content item; said... Agent: Miniweb Technologies Limited
20140298390 - Method for reestablishing presentation of a paused media program: A method for reestablishing presentation of a paused media program is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Set-Top Box (STB) located in a building can have a controller element that presents a media program to a media device operable only in... Agent:
20140298391 - Method for operating a data receiver and data receiver, in particular in a vehicle: A method for operating a data receiver for audio and/or video data, wherein a planned and variable program title sequence having program titles is recorded, audio and/or video data relating to at least one program title are received via a data link and are buffered, and audio and/or video data... Agent: Volkswagen Ag
20140298392 - Image processing device, image processing method, and computer program: There is provided an image processing device including a combining unit configured to acquire, for each of a plurality of content items, any of a plurality of streams in which a same content item is encoded by different picture configurations and to combine the acquired streams before the streams are... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140298393 - Display apparatus and control method thereof: A display apparatus includes: a display unit; a signal processor which is configured to process an image signal to be displayed as an image on the display unit; a communicator which is configured to communicate with an external network; and a controller which is configured to perform an initial setup... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140298394 - Image processing device, image processing method, and computer program: There is provided an image processing device including a content acquiring unit configured to simultaneously acquire a plurality of content items distributed through a network, and a bandwidth deciding unit configured to decide a band allocated to each content item acquired by the content acquiring unit, using a ratio for... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140298395 - Methods and systems for playing video on multiple terminals: A method and system for synchronized video playing across multiple user terminals are disclosed. The method includes sending a continued video playing request to a server from a first user terminal to play a video from a break point, receiving video information from the server, the video information being submitted... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited
20140298396 - Method and apparatus for band separation for multiband communication systems: Aspects of a method and apparatus for band separation for multiband communication systems are provided. One or more circuits for use in a transceiver may comprise a triplexer and a leakage processing module. The triplexer may comprise a multiband port, a Multimedia Over Coaxial Alliance (MoCA) port, a television upstream... Agent: Maxlinear, Inc.
20140298397 - System for broadcasting video programmes: The present invention concerns a method for generating a stream in accordance with the DVB standard that is understood by a first-generation decoder, typically in accordance with DVB-S/C/T/, and which also enables the deterministic generation of a stream in accordance with the second-generation DVB-T2 standard. A method is described for... Agent: Enensys Technologies09/25/2014 > 38 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.
20140289751 - Method, computer readable storage medium, and introducing and playing device for introducing and playing media: A method for introducing and playing a media is disclosed, in which the method is implemented through a display device that is capable of linking to a network. In the method, detection is performed to determine whether a display of the display device shows a channel preview frame, and a... Agent: Wistron Corp.
20140289752 - System and method for temporal rating and analysis of digital content: A system and method for temporal rating and analysis of digital content in a temporally changing digital content environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more end points, one or more content service providers, and a rating analytics server (RAS) are communicatively connected via a communication network. In one... Agent: Ittiam Systems Pte. Ltd.
20140289753 - System and method of providing recommendations related to a service system: A method of providing recommendations related to a service is disclosed and includes receiving data from a device associated with a service subscriber, the data identifying an individual. The method also includes creating a personalization profile associated with the service subscriber. The personalization profile is populated with information included in... Agent:
20140289755 - Media monitoring using multiple types of signatures: Media monitoring using multiple types of signatures is disclosed. Example media monitoring methods disclosed herein include reporting media signatures of a first type to monitor media presented by a media device, the media signatures of the first type being generated by a device meter from a sensed signal. Disclosed example... Agent:
20140289754 - Platform-independent interactivity with media broadcasts: A method is disclosed including: receiving a broadcast media sequence; comparing broadcast media sequence and a reference media sequence; generating broadcast information related to the broadcast media sequence based on the comparison of the broadcast media sequence and the reference media sequence; and providing interactivity related to the broadcast media... Agent:
20140289756 - Multi-platform digital television: A multi-platform television comprises at least one television signal interface to receive premium television services from at least two different television service providers. The television further comprises a programmable conditional access system to enable conditional access to the premium television services received by the at least one television signal interface... Agent:
20140289757 - System and method for a household mosaic viewer: A method of monitoring video streams currently being displayed at a customer premises of an Internet Protocol television network. A plurality of Internet Protocol television video streams each currently being displayed by a respective one of a plurality of set-top box devices located at a customer premises and a universal... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20140289759 - Content providing system and control method therefor: A sales device 100a includes: a first acquisition unit 108a acquiring a request for purchasing content from a user; a second acquisition unit 109a acquiring first identification information for a service, from a medium carrying the first identification information; a judgment unit 112a judging whether or not the request is... Agent:
20140289758 - Module coping with conditional access broadcasting, digital broadcasting receiving system, and method of controlling module coping with conditional access broadcasting: A module coping with conditional access broadcasting in the disclosure includes an interface detachable from a receiver, which can receive digital broadcasting including conditional access broadcasting, for acquiring a transport stream produced based on the digital broadcasting, a descrambler that descrambles data included in the transport stream, a loudspeaker that... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140289763 - Method and apparatus for reproducing content: A method of displaying a message received from a server during reproducing content includes: receiving the message provided to a user terminal, from the server, during the reproducing the content stored in a storage medium; determining an operation mode of the user terminal related to a priority order of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140289762 - Methods and apparatus for presenting subsitute content in an audio/video stream using text data: Various embodiments of apparatus and/or methods are described for skipping, filtering and/or replacing content from an audio/video stream using text data associated with the audio/video stream. The text data is processed using location information that references a segment of the text data of the first audio/video stream to identify a... Agent:
20140289760 - Multiple-region display for unobtrusive advertising: A method and system for displaying advertisements in an unobtrusive manner alongside video content. The method comprises displaying primary content on a first region of a display and displaying an advertisement on a second region of the display, wherein the first and second regions of the display are separate screens... Agent:
20140289761 - Systems and methods of processing data involving presentation of information on android devices: Systems and methods may display an advertisement on a mobile computing device comprising a processor and a memory. An application module coupled to the processor may be constructed and arranged to identify at least one application of the mobile computing device and store a database including at least one listing... Agent: Blinkx, Inc.
20140289764 - Handling disruption in content streams received at a player from a content retransmitter: A player receives encoded content of a first resolution level from a content retransmitter and monitors bandwidth of the communication connection utilized to receive the content. When the bandwidth changes with respect to various threshold values corresponding to various resolution levels, the player signals the content retransmitter to increase or... Agent: Sling Media Pvt Ltd.
20140289766 - Content-display scheduling system and content-display scheduling method: There are provided a news/weather-forecast editing device that updates content with a high real-time sensitivity and information that constitutes an external program listing; a news/weather-forecast dedicated distribution server that creates an external program listing showing a display order of the content with a high real-time sensitivity, an advertisement-content editing device... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140289765 - Method and system for automatically targeting ads to television media using demographic similarity: Described herein is a system and method of ad targeting that automatically matches advertisements to media based on the demographic signatures of each. The method and system include calculating a match score between historical buyer demographics and media demographics. Media which is similar to the demographic of the product buyers... Agent: Lucid Commerce, Inc.
20140289767 - System and method for advertising using pushed video: Computer-based systems and methods for advertising by pushing video to recipients. The subject matter of the videos may be targeted to the affinities of the recipients. The videos embedded in the emails may comprise a short commercial that the recipients view when viewing the video. A computerized host data center... Agent:
20140289768 - Frequency redirection for inband signaling: A channel remapping pre-notification (RPN) message is transmitted in each of multiple frequencies prior to movement of data associated with one or more virtual channels to one or more different frequencies. The RPN message is also sent prior to transmission of a Virtual Channel Table (VCT) reflecting channel movement. If... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20140289769 - Method and apparatus for communicating electronic service guide information in a satellite television system: Aspects of a method and apparatus for communicating electronic service guide information in a satellite television system are provided. A satellite communication system may receive a signal via an interface to a satellite dish, and receive data from a network via a second interface (e.g., an interface to a LAN... Agent: Maxlinear, Inc.
20140289770 - Method, device and system for obtaining multicast address: A method for obtaining a multicast address. A first request message is sent to the EPG device to obtain program guide information. The program guide information is returned by the EPG device. A multicast address matching a current user terminal is obtained according to the program guide information. A multicast... Agent:
20140289771 - Method and apparatus for searching and downloading related contents by terminal through broadcast service: A method for receiving a service guide and a terminal for receiving content related to particular content. The method includes storing, upon reception, at least one or more fragments of the service guide; transmitting a request message including an identifier of an interested content to a server; receiving a response... Agent:
20140289772 - Dynamic determination of presentation of multiple video cells in an on-screen display: A mosaic video channel displayed on a monitor, with a plurality of individual video feeds being presented at a given time. A mosaic video channel in accordance with the present invention comprises a plurality of video cells presenting at least video information, each video cell associated with one of the... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.
20140289773 - Thumbnail publication: A video service provider system may include one or more devices. The one or more device may receive thumbnails of programs that are currently airing on a group of television channels and match the received thumbnails with metadata. The metadata may include information relating to at least one of the... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20140289774 - Display apparatus, remote controller and control method thereof: A display apparatus and a method of controlling the display apparatus are provided. The display apparatus includes: an image processor configured to process an image of a predetermined content; a display configured to display the processed image of the content; a communicator configured to communicate with a remote controller configured... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140289775 - Method and system for personal media program production in a media exchange network: Certain aspects of the invention may be found in a method and system for producing and delivering media content. The method may comprise establishing a personal television channel, modifying media content to produce a media program, and associating the produced media program with the established personal television channel. Metadata such... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20140289776 - System and method for filtering a television channel list based on channel characteristics: A system and method for automatically managing television channel lists is disclosed. Pixel resolutions characteristics of a plurality of televisions channels are analyzed. One or more high definition television (HDTV) channels having HD pixel resolutions from the plurality of available television channels are selected. The one or more selected HDTV... Agent:
20140289777 - Tv search: A device consistent with certain embodiments has a television receiver and an Internet Protocol television (IPTV) receiver. A decoder decodes television programming from either of the television receiver or the IPTV receiver. A programmed processor(s) retrieves metadata relating to television programming, IPTV content, any installed Widgets, and the television (TV)... Agent:
20140289778 - Gesture and voice recognition for control of a device: A user interface allows one or more gestures to be devised by a user and mapped or associated with one or more commands or operations of a TV or other device. The user can select the command/operation that is to be associated with each gesture that he/she devised or created.... Agent:
20140289779 - Key word based media content searching: A method may include receiving, from a user device, a search query associated with identifying media content items available from a service provider. A database of key words associated with a plurality of media content items is searched to identify a set of media content items having key words associated... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20140289780 - Method for providing episodic media on a dedicated channel: A personalized media service provides, e.g., user customization of radio channel selections, immediate availability of multiple pre-programmed and/or customized channels, the ability to intersperse different types of content including periodically refreshed information content, availability of personal radio functions on devices such as car audio systems, PDAs, smartphones, MP3 players, etc.... Agent: Zetta Research And Development-volomedia Series
20140289781 - Methods circuits devices systems and associated computer executable code for transmitting a video stream to a mobile communication device: Disclosed are methods, circuits, devices, systems and associated computer executable code for transmitting video data to a client device, optionally over a wireless communication link. According to some embodiments, a video pacing agent may be integrated or otherwise functionally associated with a segment of a communication network and may regulate... Agent: Saguna Networks Ltd.
20140289782 - Video transmitter, video transmission method, and program device: A video transmitter includes: a video resolution acquisition unit that acquires a resolution of a video signal; a wireless communication unit wirelessly transmitting the video signal and wirelessly receiving, from a terminal wirelessly receiving a video signal wirelessly transmitted, a received radio wave intensity and a minimum reception sensitivity at... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20140289784 - Method for receiving a broadcast signal and broadcast receiver: A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including an NRT service, method comprises receiving a broadcast signal including first signaling information and second signaling information, identifying the NRT service based on... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20140289785 - Methods and systems for a current channel buffer for network based personal video recording: A “pause live television” service is implemented, where in one embodiment, a continuously streaming video from a broadcast programming source is copied into a circular buffer. A set top box (“STB”) requests a trick function, such as “pause,” by sending a message to the system, which in one embodiment suspends... Agent:
20140289783 - System for synchronising and centralising event instructions and/or indicators in video/audio systems: The invention relates to a system and method for the provision of video, audio and/or additional services, said system including one or more devices which allow user interaction with said system to control the operation of the same and the provision of selected video, audio and/or additional services therefrom and... Agent: Pace PLC
20140289786 - Set top box browser control via a wireless handset: A system and method for providing Internet access via a set top box may include operating, on the set top box, a browser configured to display data associated with a website. A command may be received from a wireless communications device via a communications network. The command may include a... Agent:
20140289787 - Communication device, communication method, and compter program product: According to one embodiment, communication device includes communication module, mode setting module, receiver, transmission setting module, and reporting module. The mode setting module sets operation mode relating to reproduction of the content. The transmission setting module sets, based on capability of the communication and corresponding devices and within range capable... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140289788 - System and method synchronization guides for group video watching: A method synchronizing digital radio content and media content for a client device is disclosed including receiving a digital radio broadcast comprising digital radio content over a terrestrial radio broadcast spectrum, wherein the digital radio broadcast includes an associated subcarrier data channel of the digital radio broadcast comprising geo-tagged Internet... Agent:09/18/2014 > 181 patent applications in 62 patent subcategories.
20140282634 - Audited pipelined distributed system for video advertisement exchanges: Techniques and systems for operating a video ad exchange includes controlling an ad server to receive ad requests from viewer devices, provide ad responses to viewer devices, generate an ad delivery data file that includes information about delivery of ads to the viewer devices, and transfer the ad delivery data... Agent: Brightroll, Inc.
20140282633 - Broadcast network platform system: A commercial search engine for searchmercials. The system manages and searches advertising media video and audio files and associating the media with one or more calls to action. The system contains Metadata utilized for various queries including search, channels of distribution and account information. The system uses a manually data... Agent:
20140282636 - Mobile content delivery system with recommendation-based pre-fetching: This invention relates to the prefetching of content items, for example, prefetching of videos, to make the content items accessible from a local data store (118) of the mobile device (112). A processor (114) determines for each of the multiple content items a benefit value associated with an access time.... Agent: National Ict Australia Limited
20140282635 - System and method for internet tv and broadcast advertisements: A system and method for providing targeted advertising messages to a user, in particular users viewing Internal TV or broadcast programs. Advertising data files from one or more advertising entities are stored in a centralized location, such as a server or similar platform. Data relating to the user is acquired... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140282632 - Using audio data to identify and record video content: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for identifying audiovisual content, such as a movie or television show, based on audio data of the show and then presenting options to a user for the identified content, including recording that content on the user's digital video recorder for later viewing.... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20140282637 - Broadcast playback control apparatus and method of electronic device: An apparatus and method for controlling display of a broadcast program for use in a system including an electronic device with a communication function and an external display device is provided. The broadcast playback control method of an electronic device includes displaying program information including a schedule registration icon, scheduling,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140282639 - System and method for supplying supplemental audio information for broadcast television programs: A method, computer readable medium and an apparatus for providing supplemental information related to a character featured on a broadcast television program, wherein the supplemental information is not broadcast along with the broadcast television program. A viewer can request specific supplemental information associated with the broadcast television program through a... Agent: Inventor Holdings, LLC
20140282638 - Upstream/downstream network and/or content delivery apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods in the field of bi-directional (or interactive) networks. In some embodiments, bi-directional networks which provide, include, and/or enable point-of-purchase options (e.g., to or within displays or plays of media such as movies, television, and/or video). In some embodiments, bi-directional networks which permit or allow product placements to... Agent:
20140282640 - Methods and systems for reducing crediting errors due to spillover using audio codes and/or signatures: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture for reducing exposure crediting errors due to spillover in a media monitoring system are disclosed. An example method includes determining if first media monitoring data provided from a first meter identifies a same media as second media monitoring data provided from a second meter.... Agent:
20140282642 - Attention estimation to control the delivery of data and audio/video content: A method implemented in a computer system for controlling the delivery of data and audio/video content. The method delivers primary content to the subscriber device for viewing by a subscriber. The method also delivers secondary content to the companion device for viewing by the subscriber in parallel with the subscriber... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282643 - Automatic adjustment of devices in a home entertainment system: A method of detecting missing devices in a home entertainment system using a wireless home entertainment hub includes obtaining a registration of at least one device that includes a source device. An instruction is received from a user to present program content from the source device. A set of one... Agent: Porto Vinci Ltd, LLC
20140282641 - Methods and apparatus to determine a number of people in an area: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to determine the number of people in an area. An example method includes collecting media identification information corresponding to media presented at a location, responding to a received request to register a mobile device with a base station by storing device... Agent:
20140282649 - Apparatus, method, and program for processing information: An information processing apparatus includes: importance calculation means configured to calculate an experience importance degree of content for a user based the basis of a relationship among a reaction analysis result obtained by performing predetermined analysis on a reaction (attitude) of the user to the content at the time when... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140282647 - Customized commercial metrics and presentation via integrated virtual environment devices: A method of providing customized commercial content to a user includes providing first commercial content to a user, determining, using an integrated virtual environment device, whether the user substantially viewed the first commercial content, and providing second commercial content to the user based on the first commercial content and whether... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20140282646 - Device for acquisition of viewer interest when viewing content: In order to acquire a viewer's enjoyment and interest when viewing three-dimensional contents on a consumer electronic device, a viewer's eyes are monitored in real-time. Biometric data from the monitoring can be used for delivery of highly accurate and personalized viewing experiences for the viewer.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140282645 - Methods and apparatus to use scent to identify audience members: Methods and apparatus to use scent to collect audience information are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a media meter to collect media identification information to identify media presented by an information presentation device; a people meter to identify a person in an audience of the information presentation device. The people... Agent:
20140282644 - Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to detect shapes: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to detect shapes are disclosed. An example method includes determining a depth value associated with an object outline detected in image data representative of an environment; and using the depth value to select a first group of reference shapes to be compared to the... Agent:
20140282648 - Smart television and method for broadcasting tv show therefor: A method for broadcasting TV show as used in a smart TV. The smart TV comprises a body, a facial image capturing unit and a storage unit. The storage unit stores facial images of registered users and a mapping relationship between a number of favorite TV show lists and a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20140282651 - Application for determining and responding to user sentiments during viewed media content: There is provided a system and method for a platform for determining and responding to user sentiments during viewed media content. The method comprises displaying on a display, a plurality of user selectable sentiment actions to a plurality of users during broadcast of a media content, receiving a first selection... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20140282650 - Interactive broadcast system and method: An interactive system and method allow for broadcast of basic content data along with data that define graphical inserts that can be played with or super-imposed on screens of the decoded broadcast. Coordinated pages or screens may be transmitted to audience secondary devices, such as smart phones, tablet computers, and... Agent: Nbcuniversal Media, LLC
20140282652 - Advertisement tracking: A display device which shows content with advertisement portions may monitor user actions to determine the efficacy of the advertisement. During the presentation of an advertisement, actions of a user may take are monitored, such as, changing the audio level of the advertisement during play, obstructing the advertisement, or changing... Agent:
20140282658 - Method and system for automatic content recognition (acr) based broadcast synchronization: An automatic content recognition (ACR) enabled display communication device that is operable to receive and consume content from a linear feed and a corresponding IP-based feed. The linear feed and the IP-based feed includes one or more content identifiers that identify similar content within the linear feed and the IP-based... Agent: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
20140282657 - Method and system for automatic content recognition (acr) integration for smarttvs and mobile communication devices: A second screen communication device that is paired with an automatic content recognition (ACR) enabled display communication device launches an interactive application in response to an invitation cue generated and presented by the ACR-enabled display communication device while the ACR-enabled display communication device is displaying linear broadcast content. The linear... Agent: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
20140282654 - Method of metering video playback: A method of metering playback of videos in a video library includes sending a message to continue playback of a video and determining whether a playback amount of time has been exhausted. The method includes the further step of sending a message to interrupt playback of the video if the... Agent:
20140282656 - Personalized video channel control: Video content is identified by a source component via a processor from a plurality of media sources. The media sources can comprise a wireless broadcast media channel, a web site, a web data feed, and/or a wired broadcast channel for communication via a personalized video channel. A profile component can... Agent: Rawllin International Inc.
20140282653 - Selective interactivity: A system may selectively deliver interactive portions of a piece of content, based for example on a recipient user's historical tendency to use interactive portions of prior content. Multiple levels of interactivity may be defined for a given piece of content, such as an advertisement, and different users may receive... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20140282659 - System and method for identifying social media influencers: Data indicative of first and second members of a social group, a media content accessed by the first and second members of the social group, and a time at which the media content was accessed by the first and second members of the social group is collected. A system then... Agent: Universal Electronics Inc.
20140282655 - System and method for targeted mobile ad delivery based on consumer tv programming viewing habits: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for gathering analytical information on TV viewers to provide targeted ads on mobile devices. SDKs are provided that allows for the capture of viewers' TV watching habits through their personal electronic devices. The TV watching habits are analyzed and stored to create... Agent:
20140282661 - Determining interest levels in videos: A video is analyzed to identify interest level for a plurality of frames. The interest level is determined based on analysis of the content of each of the plurality of frames or how often other clients view the frames or take actions while viewing the frames. Frames are clustered and... Agent: Google Inc.
20140282664 - Methods and apparatus to classify audio: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed herein to classify audio. An example method includes determining a first count of volume events having a first period of time associated with the audio. The example method also includes determining a second count of volume events having a second period... Agent:
20140282663 - Methods and apparatus to detect spillover in an audience monitoring system: Methods and apparatus to detect spillover in an audience monitoring system are disclosed. An example method includes sampling a first audio signal from a first source received by a first microphone; sampling a second audio signal received by a second microphone from the first source, wherein the second microphone is... Agent:
20140282660 - Methods, systems, and media for presenting mobile content corresponding to media content: Methods, systems, and media for presenting mobile content corresponding to media content are provided. In some implementations, a method for providing information relating to media content is provided, the method comprising: determining a channel that is providing the television program; causing images relating to the television program to be presented,... Agent:
20140282662 - Pre-distribution identification of broadcast television content using audio fingerprints: Systems, devices and methods are provided to automatically identify advertisements or other portions of a broadcast television stream before the stream is distributed via a cable, DBS, IPTV or other medium. The television broadcast is received at the data processing system, and audio content of the television broadcast is analyzed... Agent: Dish Digital L.L.C.
20140282665 - Set top box cookies: A method, executed by a processor, for serving sponsored content at a second media device associated with a first media device includes receiving by a processor, a unique identification of the first media device; storing the unique identification with the second media device; sending, by the processor, a sponsored content... Agent:
20140282666 - Systems and methods for content history: Systems and methods for determining and storing a content viewing history and/or content experience of one or more users are disclosed. The content viewing history may be stored in a content information account associated with the one or more users. Bookmarks associated with content and/or secondary content associated with the... Agent:
20140282667 - Television content management with integrated third party interface: Systems, methods and devices manage second screen media content that is associated with live or previously-recorded television programming while the programming is being viewed by a user. A control application provides an HTML5 or other application program interface (API) that allows advertisers, retailers or other third parties to access the... Agent:
20140282675 - Broadcasting receiving apparatus and method for providing broadcasting signal relation information: A broadcasting receiving apparatus and a method for providing broadcasting signal relation information are provided. The broadcasting receiving apparatus, which accesses a server through a network, includes a broadcasting signal receiver which receives a broadcasting signal; a channel identifier which identifies a change of a channel of the broadcasting signal,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140282674 - Image recognition of content: Techniques are described to employ image recognition techniques to content. In an implementation, one or more images are identified in content using a signature derived from the one or more images. Metadata associated with the content is then supplemented based on the identified one or more images.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140282670 - Method and system for detecting and resolving conflicts in an automatic content recognition based system: A device that handles operations for automatic content recognition detects utilizing the automatic content recognition (ACR) operations, a conflict when a first overlay and a second overlay are concurrently presented on a channel on the device. The device may modify the presentation of the first overlay and/or the second overlay... Agent: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
20140282672 - Methods and apparatus to discriminate between linear and non-linear media: Methods and apparatus to discriminate between linear and non-linear media are disclosed An example method to determine whether a media presentation is a linear or a non-linear media presentation comprises generating a reference log comprising a first media identifier of first media and a time at which the first media... Agent: The Nielsen Company (us), LLC
20140282669 - Methods and apparatus to identify companion media interaction: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to identify companion media interaction. An example method includes identifying primary media corresponding to a primary media presentation generated by a primary media device of an environment. The example method also includes determining whether secondary media corresponding to secondary media device... Agent:
20140282673 - Systems and methods for real-time television ad detection using an automated content recognition database: A system and method for the automated real-time detection and processing of commercial messages, public service announcements or similar short-duration, repeated TV programming segments occurring in one or more broadcast video steams is described. A process is utilized that identifies possible commercial segments by identifying discrete video segments that have... Agent:
20140282671 - Systems, methods, and apparatus to identify linear and non-linear media presentations: Systems, methods, and apparatus to identify linear and non-linear media presentations are disclosed An example method to determine whether a media presentation is a linear or a non-linear media presentation comprises generating a reference log comprising a first media identifier of first media and a time at which the first... Agent: The Nielsen Company (us), LLC
20140282668 - Viewer behavior tracking using pattern matching and character recognition: A method for tracking user behavior includes providing multiple frames from a source to an electronic device, automatically capturing one of the multiple frames viewed on a display device connected to the electronic device based on an event, matching a pattern of the captured frame with a frame template by... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140282676 - Interactive incentive driven participatory system and method for engaging multimedia audience: An interactive incentive driven participatory system provides incentives to viewers of an advertising commercial or promotional message. The system is used in conjunction with a device having capability to receive and transmit messages and accept input via a user interface. An interactive incentive website associated with software including entry of... Agent:
20140282677 - Second screen application linked to media content delivery: A system and a method are disclosed for providing for display on a screen of a secondary device augmented content to a television show displayed on a screen of a primary device. A server receives from the secondary device, information corresponding to the television show currently playing on the screen... Agent: Cbs Interactive Inc.
20140282679 - Dynamically implementing an image protection policy: Technologies for dynamically implementing an image protection policy include a camera device with a camera to capture an image of at least one person. The camera device determines a location in the image of at least one person in the image, determines a location of at least one personal computing... Agent:
20140282678 - Method for enabling 3dtv on legacy stb: Systems and methods may be provided embodying a novel approach to allow a consumer to easily manage the 3D configuration settings of their 3D capable TV set while connected to a legacy video set top box device that has a digital video output port (such as HDMI 1.1-1.3). Stereoscopic (3D)... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20140282680 - Systems and methods for providing access to rights holder defined video clips: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for providing access to a portion of a video to a requesting user. For example, a computer can receive an identification of a video, a starting point of a clip within the video, and an ending point of the clip within the video from... Agent:
20140282681 - Chapterized streaming of video content: A method includes sending, by a user device, a request for video content based on a selected video content chapter of the video content. The method also includes receiving video content information that includes a list of video content chapters of the video content. The method includes determining, for each... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20140282682 - Method for controlling and implementing blackout in iptv networks: A media content broadcast blackout control method, comprising receiving a retune message requesting a blackout of a primary media content broadcast in specific regions, generating a playlist for each region comprising a content key wrapped in a region-specific media key, wherein the content key in the playlists for regions that... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282683 - Computing system with device interaction mechanism and method of operation thereof: A computing system includes a trait-recognition module configured to detect a physical identification signature for representing a user; a device-recognition module, coupled to the trait-recognition module, configured to detect a device-identification for representing a device closely associated with the user; and a connection module, coupled to the device-recognition module, configured... Agent:
20140282684 - Registration of a personal electronic device (ped) with an aircraft ife system using a ped generated registration identifier and associated methods: An aircraft communications system includes at least one personal electronic device (PED) carried by an aircraft passenger, and an aircraft in-flight entertainment (IFE) system. The PED includes a PED near-field communications (NFC) device, a PED wireless transceiver, and a PED controller for transmitting a registration identifier (ID), and communicating via... Agent: Llvetv, LLC
20140282688 - High throughput network encryptionusing ccap: A video distribution network includes a distribution plant and a first bulk encryption device connected to the distribution plant, wherein the bulk encryption device outputs a first encrypted video service stream to the distribution plant via an internet protocol (IP) interface.... Agent:
20140282686 - Methods and systems for digital file distribution to theaters: Systems and methods for efficiently distributing digital cinema files from a server to a theater are disclosed. The systems and methods may comply with DCI requirements. A server updates an original composition playlist, updates a track file associated with the updated composition playlist, and distributes the updated composition playlist and... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20140282685 - Systems and methods for performing transport i/o: Systems and methods for implementing a Transport I/O system are described. Network encrypted content may be received by a device. The device may provide the network encrypted content to a secure processor, such as, for example, a smart card. The secure processor obtains a network control word that may be... Agent: Nagrastar LLC
20140282687 - Systems and methods for securely providing adaptive bit rate streaming media content on-demand: A system for securely providing adaptive bit rate streaming media content on-demand may include a security sever of a program distributor that selects, based on a received authorized request, which of a differently encrypted stored versions of a “special segment” of the requested program to deliver to the receiving device... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20140282689 - Systems and methods for securely providing adaptive bit rate streaming media content on-demand: A system for securely providing adaptive bit rate streaming media content on-demand may include a security sever of a program distributor that selects, based on a received authorized request, which of a differently encrypted stored versions of a “special segment” of the requested program to deliver to the receiving device... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20140282694 - Addressable realtime messaging for television receivers: Systems, devices and methods are provided to deliver messages between a television distributor and groups of television receivers. A data processing system provides a message exchange service that routes messages to any number of queues based upon various routing keys. Each of the customer-operated television receivers establishes a queue with... Agent:
20140282692 - Advertisement insertion: A method implemented in a computer system for inserting advertisements into an audio/video stream. The method receives the audio/video stream, and monitors it to detect an advertisement insertion notification for the audio/video stream. The advertisement insertion notification references an advertisement insertion point at a position in the audio/video stream. The... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282696 - Advertising download verification: Methods and systems are described for verifying that advertising content has been downloaded by a client. When a streaming client requests advertising content from an advertising server, the streaming client receives one or more verifiers from the advertising server. The streaming client sends information associated with the verifiers to a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140282701 - Enabling advertisements in designated periods of a recurring schedule: A method for providing television advertising includes receiving user input for selecting an advertising parameter and providing a user with an advertisement corresponding to the advertising parameter.... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20140282699 - Enhanced broadcast television for portable devices: An enhanced manner of datacasting and providing broadcast television to portable devices is disclosed, including tuner assistance, improvements in recording and datacasting content, and assisting users in obtaining the optimum experience from their set-up. A small form factor, low cost accessory product such as a WiFi dongle with one or... Agent: Motive Television PLC
20140282700 - Interactive product placement system and method therefor: A method for presenting advertisements for commercial products in video productions, whereby the commercial product is placed in the video production as an element of the video production. A viewer is enabled to interact with the video production to select the product. Information is then displayed about the selected product;... Agent: Cinsay, Inc.
20140282702 - Method and apparatus for providing information for a multimedia content film: A method and an apparatus for providing information for a multimedia content item from a catalog of multimedia content items to a user with the capability of displaying intra-content and inter-content information are described. A sequence of concepts is generated for the multimedia content item using a concept graph and... Agent:
20140282697 - Method and system for providing synchronized advertisements and services: A second screen communication device that is paired with an automatic content recognition (ACR) enabled display communication device is operable to detect presentation of a linear advertisement campaign on the ACR-enabled display communication device and control presentation of content, which is associated with the linear advertisement campaign, on the second... Agent: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
20140282693 - Methods and apparatus to present supplemental media on a second screen: Methods and apparatus to present supplemental media on a second screen are disclosed. An example method includes obtaining, at a digital media device, media identifying data from audio data of a portion of first media being presented via the digital media device; determining that the portion of the first media... Agent:
20140282690 - Pre-defined streaming media buffer points: An approach is provided in which a source entity generates scene fill metadata corresponding to scene transition points included in media content. The scene fill metadata includes a “required buffer amount,” which indicates an amount of the media content for which a destination entity should buffer prior to displaying one... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140282698 - System and method for reinforcing brand awareness with minimal intrusion on the viewer experience: Disclosed is a system and method for distributing media content, the system including a media content server, a media content receiver configured to output a signal to an associated display device. The media content server is configured to provide a media content signal to the media content receiver.... Agent:
20140282691 - System and method to provide supplemental content to a video player: A supplemental content retrieval system is disclosed for playing supplemental video content on a video player. The system comprises a video player for playing video content, a secondary device for receiving supplemental video content, and a remote database for providing supplemental video content, wherein the video player is configured to... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20140282695 - Systems, methods, and media for presenting advertisements: Systems, methods, and media for presenting advertisements are provided. In some implementations, systems for presenting advertisements are provided, the systems comprising: at least one hardware processor that: receives media content containing a video portion and/or an audio portion; determines whether a watermark is embedded in at least one of the... Agent:
20140282706 - Data transmitting apparatus, data receiving apparatus, data transceiving system, method for transmitting data, and method for receiving data: A data transmitting apparatus is provided. The data transmitting apparatus includes a packet generator configured to generate a packet including a first sub packet and a second sub packet, and a transmitter configured to transmit the generated packet to a data receiving apparatus, and the first sub packet and the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140282703 - Delivery of content and priority messages: Herein described are at least a system, computer readable storage media, and method for resuming consumption of content which was interrupted by a high priority message. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving the message while tuned to a first communications channel for receiving content, and transmitting a first signal... Agent:
20140282707 - Method and system for providing mobile alert service, and related device: A method and system for providing a mobile alert service, and a related device are disclosed. The method for providing a mobile alert service includes: a mobile terminal receives an enhanced Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) message from a CMAS network; and an alert channel is located based on the... Agent: Zte Corporation
20140282705 - System and method for communicating alerts through a set-top box: A system and method for distributing an alert to a set-top box. Media content is received for communication to one or more set-top boxes. Data is extracted from the media content. A determination is made whether the extracted data is associated with one or more alert profiles. The alert is... Agent: Centurylink Intellectual Property LLC
20140282704 - System and method for using emergency alert system messages: A home gateway (102) includes a receiving component (106), a reformatting (109) component, a transcoding component (107), and a transmitting component (110). The receiving component (106) can receive an emergency alert system message in a first format. The reformatting component (109) can output a reformatted emergency alert system message in... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC
20140282714 - Broadcast content resume reminder: A service configured to or for reminding a television viewer what or which particular programming they were watching prior to surfing other programming when a commercial break occurs during the particular programming. An option may be made available to the television viewer prior to the end of the commercial break... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited
20140282708 - Content aggregation: A content management system may assist users in managing consumption of content, such as television programs. Primary content may be segmented into portions, where a secondary content is interspersed between a first portion and a second portion of the primary content. The first portion and the second portion may be... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20140282711 - Customizing the display of information by parsing descriptive closed caption data: The display of information supplied from a remote source is customized. Profile data identifying user preferences or display characteristics associated with a user's display device is transmitted to the remote source. Descriptive closed caption data disposed in a predetermined location in the data structure of the information is received from... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140282716 - Geo, segment, uniques distributed computing system: A distributed computing system is configured to compute operational data for a video advertisement delivery system. Cloud-based resource are used to calculate operational parameters such as geographical data, unique advertisement delivery instances and segments of consumers that received the video advertisements.... Agent: Brightroll, Inc.
20140282713 - Method for playing repeatable events on a media player: The present invention is directed to playing an alternative pre-stored content in place of a particular type of content received by the player within a transport stream comprising a plurality of types of content. The invention can be useful in providing targeted advertising, where, when combined with profiling techniques, alternative... Agent: Nagravision S.a.
20140282718 - Methods and systems for application rendering and management on internet television enabled displays: Methods and systems are provided for enabling presentation of supplemental application content to display devices while particular content is rendered on the display device. One example method includes receiving a request, at a server, to register a display device. The display device has hardware for communication over the Internet with... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20140282717 - Providing personalized experiences related to streaming of broadcast content over a network: An approach for providing personalized experiences to users of broadcast content streaming. Supplemental content identifications are obtained for individual sets of supplemental content associated with one or more selectable events. The one or more sets of supplemental content selected based on characteristics of an event selected by the user and... Agent: Tuneln, Inc.
20140282710 - Proxy channels for viewing audiences: A system and method leverage survey data to segment viewers to associate the viewers to television programs. The viewer associations resulting from classification are advantageously employed by advertisers to increase the penetration of the advertising to the consuming public, cost effectiveness of the advertising, brand acceptance, and the like, by... Agent: Yume, Inc.
20140282709 - Relevant video content pushed to a mobile phone: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods used to identify video content that may be of interest to a viewer by examining the viewing habits of the viewer's geographic marketing area, recommendations from the viewer's social media sites, the viewer's past viewing patterns, the viewer's demographic information, the viewer's... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20140282719 - Simultaneous viewing of multiple viewer-specific programming on a single display: In certain implementations, a method consistent with certain embodiments involves associating a first headset with a first viewer profile; associating the first headset with a first set of display refresh time slots; selecting a first advertisement based on criteria contained in the first viewer profile; displaying a video portion of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140282712 - System and method for sharing event information in a digitial television system: Broadcast receivers, computer implemented methods and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for sharing event information. Sharing event information involves, at a sender end, collecting event information for a broadcast after receiving a command from the sender and creating a message that includes the event information. The sender may then... Agent: Wipro Limited
20140282715 - Systems and methods for providing information related to tagged items represented in video stream content: Systems and methods directed advertising via a tagged video stream are provided. Content and a tag associated with a product represented by at least a portion of the content may be received by a media device. The media device may be associated with at least one end user. The content... Agent: Echostar Technologies LLC
20140282721 - Computing system with content-based alert mechanism and method of operation thereof: A computing system includes a content analysis module configured to detect a content-of-interest; a tracking module, coupled to the content analysis module, configured to identifying a user-location relative to the content-of-interest; a device selection module, coupled to the tracking module, configured to determine an alert device identification based on a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140282722 - Geographically independent determination of segment boundaries within a video stream: A method for creating an announcement stream for a geographic region is provided. The method receives, at a designated computer system, characterizing metadata for a first audio/video stream; analyzes a second audio/video stream to obtain characterizing metadata for the second video stream; compares, with the computer system, the characterizing metadata... Agent:
20140282724 - Inserting interactive objects into video content: Enriching video-based content with additional content is enabled by defining metadata for a video comprising a place holder and matching attribute. When the video is viewed, a matching server is utilized to select an object to be inserted in the place holder according to the matching attribute. The matching server... Agent: Innovid Inc.
20140282723 - Method and system for providing and handling product and service discounts, and location based services (lbs) in an automatic content recognition based system: An automatic content recognition (ACR) enabled display communication device may present a linear advertisement campaign. A second screen communication device (SSCD) that is paired with an ACR-enabled display communication device, may detect when content associated with a linear advertisement campaign is available for display on the SSCD. A location of... Agent: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
20140282720 - System and method for automatically selecting advertising data for stored content: A method is disclosed for delivering advertising data, the method including but not limited to, based on determining that a preferred end user device type is a cell phone, sending an advertisement having the preferred advertising type to a cell phone associated with the end user; based on determining that... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20140282725 - Systems and methods for defining ad spaces in video: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for defining ad space in a video. For example, a computer can receive an identification of a video and an advertisement space definition that includes a time stamp for the advertisement space in the video and an advertisement length. The computer can receive a... Agent:
20140282726 - Image display apparatus and control method thereof: The present disclosure relates to an image display apparatus, and more particularly, an image display apparatus capable of displaying screen information. The image display apparatus includes a display configured to display screen information, an interface configured to receive an input signal with respect to the display, and a controller configured... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20140282727 - Registration of a ped with an aircraft ife system using an aircraft generated registration identifier and associated methods: A communications system for an aircraft includes an aircraft IFE system, and at least one personal electronic device (PED) carried by an aircraft passenger. The IFE system includes an IFE video entertainment source, IFE passenger seat displays, a respective IFE NFC device associated with each of the IFE passenger seat... Agent: Livetv, LLC
20140282728 - Mobile terminal, television broadcast receiver, and device linkage method: A mobile terminal capable of giving an instruction for a device linkage by simple operations, without any special hardware. The mobile terminal which is connected to a TV through a communication path includes: a communication I/F unit for communicating with the TV, a storage unit which stores content to be... Agent:
20140282729 - Multi-option sourcing of content: A content manager initiates play back of corresponding content on a display screen. The corresponding content is received on a primary broadcast channel selected amongst multiple available channels. During play back of the corresponding content, the content manager receives selection of over-the-top content available over a secondary channel with respect... Agent:
20140282730 - Video preview window for an electronic program guide rendered by a video services receiver: A video services receiver as presented herein has a display element operatively associated therewith. The receiver is operated to provide primary content for presentation on the display element, and to provide an interactive electronic program guide (EPG) for presentation on the display element concurrently with the primary content. The EPG... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20140282731 - Display control system, display control device, and display control method: Provided is a display control device including a display control unit that, when display information of one content among a plurality of contents is selected on a display screen, creates a next display screen containing display information of at least any of a plurality of contents relevant to the one... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140282732 - Hypertext service guide menu display: The present invention provides a method and system for accessing services in a television system. In one implementation, a DHCT presents a user a menu containing a plurality of selectable link representations corresponding to separate services or applications offered by the cable television system. The user navigates the menu with... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20140282733 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program: An information processing apparatus includes a display and a controller that controls display of a current program. The controller also controls display of a plurality of first images in a first arrangement. Each first image corresponds to content of the current program. The controller additionally controls display of a plurality... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140282734 - Multi-option sourcing of content and interactive television: A content manager receives a request to display a content guide of available content. In response to receiving the request, the content manager initiates display of the content guide on a display screen. In the displayed content guide, the content manager initiates display of multiple selectable content viewing options. A... Agent:
20140282735 - Second screen methods and arrangements: The present technology concerns cell phones and similar devices, and their use in conjunction with media content (electronic and physical) and other systems (e.g., televisions, digital video recorders, and electronic program directories). Some aspects of the technology particularly concern “second screen” applications that sense a television program being watched by... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20140282736 - Devices and methods for dynamic video processing: In one embodiment, a method of providing preset video processor configuration information in a video program stream is disclosed, the method including: identifying event boundaries of a video program; classifying the video program as an event type based on program title; selecting a preset from a list of at least... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282737 - Method and system for media processing providing access to distributed media via a channel guide: Certain embodiments of the invention for presenting available media for selection and playback on a television display may comprise detecting available media and constructing at least one display indicating the availability of the detected available media at a plurality of different storage locations. An indication of the different storage locations... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20140282739 - Non-linear navigation of data representation: A method for scrolling through a representation of data that is too large to be presented legibly in its entirety within confines of a display is disclosed. The method includes presenting a section of the representation on the display. A portion of the representation is selected, using the section presented... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282738 - Remote trigger command to recall complex navigation: In one embodiment, a method receives a trigger initiation command for configuring a trigger command and receives the trigger command from a trigger device that is separate from the computing device. The trigger command is based on a selection of a trigger command input on the trigger device. Then, the... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282740 - Device and method for processing an object which provides additional service in connection with a broadcast service in a broadcast receiving device: The present invention relates to a method of processing an object for an ancillary service associated with a broadcast service. A broadcast receiver establishes a session with surrounding sub device before an object execution time and transfers an object to the sub device with reference to a trigger or an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140282741 - System and method for resolving scheduling conflicts in multi-tuner devices and systems: A system and method for resolving scheduling conflicts in multi-tuner devices. A multi-tuner device generates an interactive graphical display representing a current schedule for tuner usage. A user may identify a program for viewing or recording and conditionally reserve a tuner to provide the requested service. The multi-tuner device identifies... Agent: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
20140282742 - Systems and methods for requesting electronic programming content through internet content or advertising: Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling Internet users to schedule recordings of electronic programming content. One method includes displaying on a web page, over the Internet, a user interface element associated with an advertisement for electronic programming content; wherein selection of the user interface element, by a user of... Agent:
20140282743 - Shoppable video: Techniques for facilitating shopping for items shown or used in a video are described. For example, a user interface that includes a video and one or more images is presented. Each of the one or more images may be related to a content of the video. Each of the one... Agent:
20140282745 - Content event messaging: Methods, systems, computer readable media, and apparatuses are disclosed for providing event messages to a user. The event messages may include video data or a link to video of the event. In some variations, a user or content provider may define criteria for the event messages that are to be... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20140282744 - Majority rule selection of media content: A mobile device may be registered to participate in selection of television programming for presentation by a display device external the mobile device. An indication of selection of particular television programming for presentation by a display device may be received from the mobile device. A determination may be made, based... Agent: Echostar Technologies, LLC
20140282746 - Method and system for managing channel indexed content and electronic device implemented with said system: The present disclosure provides a user interface, a method, a system and an electronic device for providing channel indexed contents as an over-the-top (OTT) service. The user interface, the method and the system may be implemented on electronic devices to provide a “channel mode” other than the default operation modes... Agent: Miiicasa Taiwan Inc.
20140282747 - System and method for providing multi-mode wireless data distribution: A distribution system for vehicle information systems and methods for manufacturing and using the same. The distribution system supports both Wi-Fi- and cellular-based wireless networks for the distribution of selected content to a plurality of handheld devices disposed throughout a passenger vehicle via a bypass system (e.g., a Local Internet... Agent: Panasonic Avionics Corporation
20140282748 - Systems and methods for distributing audio/video feed of a live event via satellite: In some implementations, a method for distributing content feed of a live event via satellite includes: obtaining media signals for the live event from signal sources, where the media signals comprise audio and visual feed of the live event; converting the media signals into a mixed digital media signal; wirelessly... Agent:
20140282749 - Method and system for transferring user settings to another user receiving device: A system and method for operating a user receiving device includes a head end associating a first user device with a user account having first user settings. A first user device communicates a device identifier associated with the user receiving device to the head end. The head end communicates the... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.
20140282750 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for accessing recordings of content items on multiple customer devices: Certain embodiments of the disclosure may include systems, methods and apparatuses for recording and viewing content items on multiple devices. According to an example embodiment, a method is provided for displaying recorded content to a user. The method includes receiving, from a playback device and by a service provider system... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20140282751 - Method and device for sharing content: A method and device for sharing content are provided. The method includes dividing a playback section of the content into a plurality of sections, encoding data in a first section from among the plurality of sections, transmitting the encoded data in the first section to the display device via a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140282752 - Method and system for interactive home monitoring: A method and system for interactive home monitoring includes detecting a visitor arriving at a premises of a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) client by an intercom unit installed at the premises. The intercom unit may be coupled to the MCDN client, which may be configured to wirelessly communicate with... Agent:
20140282754 - Licensed and unlicensed spectrum set-top box: Novel tools and techniques are described for providing media content to a plurality of set-top boxes (“STBs”) over a licensed spectrum and over an unlicensed spectrum. In an aspect, each of the plurality of STBs might comprise a first transceiver configured to receive media content or data over a licensed... Agent: Centurylink Intellectual Property LLC
20140282753 - Techniques for transmitting video content to a wirelessly docked device having a display: Examples are disclosed for transmitting video content. In some examples, cyclic redundancy check (CRC) values may be added to video content for video frames to be presented or displayed in a given region of a display. Results of CRC functions for consecutive video frames that use the added CRC values... Agent:
20140282755 - Media playback across multiple devices: Pausing and resuming playback of a media item across a group of devices that belong to a user. A server maintains a media queue that includes playback records that contain a unique media item identifier and a bookmark position. When a pause instruction is received on a client device, the... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140282756 - Method and apparatus for providing trick-play capability when presenting linear content: A method of outputting video to a display is provided in which an incoming signal of linear content as delivered from a service provider on a tuned channel is decoded with a first electronic device and a corresponding video signal is output to an associated display for presentation of the... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282758 - Method of time shifting in a digital tv and apparatus using the same: A method of time shifting in a digital television (TV) includes recording a digital TV program; detecting a condition under which the recording is to be suspended; and changing a size of a disk space occupied by the recorded digital TV program according to the condition of suspension.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140282757 - Predictive positioning: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium to receive a streaming program, calculate a delay time that occurs between an instant in time when a trick play input is received and an instant in time proximate to an onset of executing the trick play input, and calculate a... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20140282759 - Buffering content: The disclosure relates generally to buffering and presenting content. Multiple pause buffers may be created and maintained so that users can jump within the content of a channel. If buffered content is not available, the user may be offered similar content that is available as on-demand content, or as other... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20140282760 - Methods of implementing trickplay: A method of operating an IP client device for presentation of video content to a viewer includes the step of transmitting a trickplay request to a server. The client device receives from the server a manifest that references at least first and second consecutive video content fragments. The first fragment... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282763 - Distribution of unique copies of broadcast data utilizing fault-tolerant retrieval from dispersed storage: A broadcast of data is stored as a plurality of sets of encoded data slices stored using an error coding dispersal storage function. In response to receiving a playback request, a centralized digital video recorder (DVR) identifies a first unique combination of encoded data slices, and determines whether that combination... Agent: Cleversafe, Inc.
20140282764 - Media distribution to a plurality of devices utilizing buffered dispersed storage: A method begins by a processing module receiving a plurality of playback requests for a stored program, wherein the stored program is stored in a dispersed storage network (DSN) memory as sets of encoded data slices. In response to the playback requests, the method continues with the processing module entering... Agent: Cleversafe, Inc.
20140282761 - System and method for optimizing storage and transcoding costs in network dvr: A method includes: storing, via a network storage device, information related to the playback history of a content playing device; receiving, via a network digital video recorder scheduler, a request to record requested content; receiving, via a network digital video recorder, the requested content in a first format and the... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282762 - System and method for optimizing storage and transcoding costs in network dvr: A method includes: storing, via a network storage device, information related to the playback history of a content playing device; receiving, via a network digital video recorder scheduler, a request to record requested content; receiving, via a network digital video recorder, the requested content in a first format and the... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282765 - Abr live to vod system and method: The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for simplifying the process of creating a video-on-demand system. For example, in one embodiment, a method for creating a video-on-demand (VOD) system is disclosed that includes dynamically capturing segments of an adaptive bit rate (ABR) live stream of the... Agent: Centurylink Intellectual Property LLC
20140282767 - Asymmetric content delivery of media content: Systems, devices and methods are provided to support efficient and secure delivery of a media stream or content file to a mobile phone, tablet, computer or other remote device. Most of the media stream's content is received directly from a content source for efficient bandwidth allocation, but at least a... Agent:
20140282766 - On the fly transcoding of video on demand content for adaptive streaming: Systems and methods of performing on the fly transcoding of video on demand content for adaptive streaming are disclosed. For example, a media server has access to a single rendition of a video on demand item. The media server receives a request from a computing device. The request is for... Agent: Wowza Media Systems, LLC
20140282768 - System and method for interactive spatio-temporal streaming data: System and method for providing a probabilistic order of tiles relative to a current section of a video that a user is viewing. A cache implementation uses this ordering to decide what tiles to evict from the cache, i.e. which tiles will probably not be accessed within a particular timeframe,... Agent: The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy
20140282770 - System and method for stream fault tolerance through usage based duplication and shadow sessions: Embodiments of the present invention: provide, from a first VOD server having a first cache, a first media presentation to a first group of user devices and a second media presentation to a second group of user devices; provide, from a second VOD server having a second cache, a third... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC
20140282769 - Systems and methods for quality of experience aware joint scheduling of buffered video on demand and best effort flows: System and method embodiments for joint scheduling of buffered video on demand (VoD) and best effort flows within the same band enable improved quality of experience for VoD receiving mobile devices without resource partitioning or sacrificing FSS gains. In an embodiment, a method for scheduling video on demand flows and... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
20140282771 - Method and apparatus for adaptive bit rate content delivery: A method performed by an apparatus provides for adaptive bit rate content delivery to one or more client devices. The method includes: receiving data presentation content encoded into a first data stream using a first set of encoding parameters, wherein the first data stream comprises a first plurality of frames... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282772 - Tv playlist: A playlist server application is provided on a server at a first network node. A playlist local application is provided for a remote device. An indication of a change to a playlist on one of the server and the remote device is obtained from a corresponding one of the playlist... Agent: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
20140282773 - Chunking of multiple track audio for adaptive bit rate streaming: Systems, devices and methods are provided to support multiple audio tracks in an adaptive media stream. Segments of the adaptive stream are encoded so that the player is able to locate and request a specific one of the available audio tracks using byte range requests or the like. Audio content... Agent:
20140282774 - Detecting plant degradation using peer-comparison: A method implemented in a computer system for detecting performance degradation in a hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) cable plant having customer premises equipment (CPE) elements, active elements, and passive elements. The method collects radio frequency (RF) metric values, computes absolute deviation values of the RF metric values from reference RF metric... Agent: Arris Group, Inc.
20140282777 - Apparatus and methods for delivery of multicast and unicast content in a content delivery network: Methods and apparatus for providing delivery of content to client devices of a network via both multicast and unicast mechanisms. In one embodiment, a system for use in a managed content delivery network is described to bridge multicast to unicast, so that the total network bandwidth consumption is significantly lower... Agent:
20140282778 - Distribution control system, distribution system, distribution control method, and computer-readable storage medium: A distribution control system includes a generating unit configured to generate image data from content data; a converting unit configured to convert the image data into transmission data; a transmitting unit configured to transmit the transmission data to a plurality of communication terminals; and a creating/selecting unit configured to newly... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited
20140282775 - System and method for delivering 3dtv content to variety of receivers: An internet protocol multicast provider is disclosed, which includes a bootstrap code component, a transcoder generator component, a content module and a packetizing module. The bootstrap code component can generate a bootstrap code. The transcoder generator component can generate a transcoder module. The content module can generate content in a... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282776 - Video content priority aware congestion management: In one embodiment, a method includes assigning at a server, priority levels to channels associated with video broadcast content, transmitting the assigned priority levels to a network device transmitting the video broadcast content to receivers, and updating the assigned priority levels based on channel information received at the server. A... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20140282782 - Broadcasting method and broadcast signal receiving apparatus: A broadcasting method and a broadcast signal receiving apparatus is provided wherein auxiliary information, such as video and audio data for supplementing broadcast information presented through a broadcasting network in an interlocked manner can be watched and listened to by the viewer. Broadcast information received from a broadcasting network is... Agent: Hitaci, Ltd.
20140282780 - Enhanced broadcast television for portable devices: An enhanced manner of providing broadcast television to portable devices is disclosed, including tuner assistance, improvements in recording and datacasting content, and assisting users in obtaining the optimum experience from their set-up. A small form factor, low cost accessory product such as a WiFi dongle with one or more tuners... Agent: Motive Television PLC
20140282781 - Methods for processing and for end user management of interactive content and devices thereof: A method, non-transitory computer readable medium and device that manage interactive content include initiating at least one widget application. A list of available interactive content previously received and stored from a broadcast stream is received based on the initiated widget application. An item of interactive content is selected from the... Agent: Wipro Limited
20140282779 - Television service provided social networking service: A social network service for use by a television service provider is disclosed. The social network service allows a subscriber to connect and interact with other subscribers based on program ratings or other criteria. The social network service may comprise correlating program ratings of different subscribers of the social network... Agent: Echostar Technologies, LLC
20140282783 - Hybrid fiber-coaxial (hfc) cable communication systems having well-aligned optical and radio-frequency links to facilitate upstream channel plans having high aggregate data capacity: An HFC cable communication system comprising: a CMTS having a first attenuator to attenuate one or more upstream signals applied to the CMTS; an optical link having a dynamic range and comprising an optical receiver having a second attenuator to attenuate the upstream signal(s) and an optical transmitter having a... Agent: Certusview Technologies, LLC
20140282784 - Apparatus and methods for multicast delivery of content in a content delivery network: Methods and apparatus for providing persistent multicast delivery of content to devices within a network. In one embodiment, a webserver is provided to determine whether requested content is to be provided via a persistent multicast. If a multicast is not to be provided, the requesting device is instructed to query... Agent:
20140282785 - Catv video and data transmission system with digital input: Improved systems and methods for delivering CATV content over a fiber optic network to a receiver.... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282786 - Methods and apparatus for providing and uploading content to personalized network storage: Methods and apparatus for delivering, uploading, and storing content for users of a network so that the user has “virtual” ownership of and access to the content, thereby obviating the need for additional storage space at the client premises and offering seamless compliance with copyright laws. In an exemplary embodiment,... Agent:
20140282787 - System and method for multiscreen network digital video recording using on-demand transcoding: A method is disclosed that includes: receiving, via a network digital video recorder, a request to record requested content; receiving, via a network digital video recorder at a first time, the requested content in a first format and the requested content in a second format; storing, via the network digital... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282788 - System for controlling video distribution in response to a request on reduced video data traffic and a method therefor: In a video distribution apparatus, when a video data segment into which video data of a content is sectioned on the basis of a predetermined unit is received on a network, the received video data segment is cached into a memory, and at least content identification information of the video... Agent: Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
20140282789 - Allocation of clamping functionality: A system may receive a plurality of requests to record a plurality of programs. Based on these requests, resources may be provisioned for transcoding variable bit rate streams into constant bit rate streams. Resources may be provisioned based on assigning transcoding tasks to an existing set of deployed devices in... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20140282798 - Apparatus and method for configuring control message in broadcasting system: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for configuring a control message in a broadcasting system for supporting a multimedia service based on an interne protocol. To this end, control information to be recorded in a payload of a control message to be configured is generated based... Agent:
20140282794 - Distribution control system and distribution system: A distribution control system includes a generating unit configured to generate video frame data and sound frame data from content data; a first converting unit configured to convert the video frame data into first transmission data to be transmitted through a communication network by encoding the video frame data; a... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited
20140282793 - Distribution control system, distribution control method, and computer-readable storage medium: A distribution control system distributes data to a communication terminal through a communication network. The distribution control system includes a receiver configured to receive, from the communication terminal, transmission delay time information indicating transmission delay time from when the data is distributed by the distribution control system to when the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited
20140282791 - Leap second support in content timestamps: In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with support for leap seconds for provision of media content. In embodiments, a leap second is identified for a time during which media content may be timestampped. In embodiments, timestamps may be generated so that no segment of... Agent:
20140282796 - Media system with canonical architecture for integrating media productions from different content providers: A system and method for integrating media productions imported from a plurality of content provider systems are described. The system and method may communicate with a plurality of content provider systems to import a set of media productions from each content provider system and may normalize each media production into... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140282799 - Method for transmitting media data via a heterogeneous ip network independently of a media codec: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting media data via a heterogeneous IP network, the method efficiently transmitting, independently of a specific media codec, media streaming in the format of a coded media fragment data unit, including a header of a media unit having a minimized size and... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140282795 - Output of broadcast content with portions skipped: Various arrangements are described for skipping portions of content, such as commercials, from a broadcast television program. The programming content is presented at a reduced presentation rate with the broadcast content being buffered as received. The reduced presentation rate may be less than a broadcast rate at which the content... Agent: Echostar Technologies, L.L.C.
20140282790 - Systems and methods for avoiding missing television programming when changing between television channels: A buffering and playback manager of a receiving device facilitates a user avoiding missing television programming on a television (TV) channel when the user is changes to another TV channel. When a user returns to a previously visited TV channel, the TV channel buffering and playback manager 100 is configured... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited
20140282797 - Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to identify times at which live media events are distributed: Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to identify times at which live media events are distributed are disclosed. An example method includes collecting feed data representative of source feeds associated with respective live media events, collecting distribution data representative of a plurality of distributions of the source feeds, and... Agent: The Nielsen Company (us), LLC
20140282792 - Video streaming with buffer occupancy prediction based quality adaptation: Video streaming with buffer occupancy prediction based quality adaptation is provided by obtaining a plurality of segment lengths each of which corresponds to each one of a set of video segments, each video segment being associated with one of multiple candidate video representations, predicting a segment transfer time for each... Agent: Cygnus Broadband, Inc.
20140282800 - Video processing device, video reproduction device, video processing method, video reproduction method, and video processing system: According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, there is provided a video processing device including an image generation unit configured to generate a second moving image configured to have the same content as a first moving image having first image quality, to have second image quality configured to be... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140282802 - Catv video and data transmission system with automatic dispersion compensation: Improved systems and methods for delivering CATV content over a fiber optic network from a transmitter by compensating for optical dispersion over the fiber optic network.... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282803 - Catv video and data transmission system with automatic parameter control: Improved systems and methods for delivering CATV content over a fiber optic network from a transmitter. The transmitter preferably monitors performance attributes of a transmitted signal and selectively configures the transmitter based on the monitored attributes.... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282801 - Catv video and data transmission system with hybrid input: Improved systems and methods for delivering CATV content over a fiber optic network from a transmitter.... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282804 - Catv video and data transmission system with rf input: Improved systems and methods for delivering CATV content over a fiber optic network from a transmitter.... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282805 - Catv video and data transmission system with signal insertion: Improved systems and methods for delivering CATV content over a fiber optic network from a transmitter.... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140282807 - Method and system for transferring user settings to another user receiving device using a mobile user device: A system and method for operating a user receiving device includes a first user device that receives first user settings and stores the first user settings therein. The first user device communicates first user settings to a second user receiving device. The second user receiving device operates with the first... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.
20140282806 - System and method for optimizing memory usage in a universal controlling device: A method for optimizing memory usage in a device having a universal controlling application includes receiving into the device data for use in configuring the universal controlling application wherein the data is used to identify from within a library of command code sets stored in a memory of the device... Agent: Universal Electronics Inc.
20140282808 - Systems and methods for assembling and extracting command and control data: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for assembling and extracting command and control data. In embodiments of the present disclosure, the command and control data is segmented and inserted into multiple packet headers. The header packets are identified by flags such as “First portion,” “Middle portion,” “Last portion,”... Agent:
20140282809 - Electronic system with adaptive enhancement mechanism and method of operation thereof: An electronic system includes: a communication unit configured to provide a transport stream; a storage unit, coupled to the communication unit, configured to provide a stream from the transport stream; and a control unit, coupled to the storage unit, configured to restore details to the stream by a compression adaptive... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140282811 - Media distribution network system with media burst transmission via an access network: A technique for operating a media distribution network is presented. In the media distribution network media data are transmitted via an access network in media bursts to a media client. Each media burst is followed by an idle period in which no media data are transmitted. A method aspect of... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
20140282810 - Media distribution network with media burst transmission capabilities: A technique of operating a network node in a media distribution network in which media data are transmitted in media bursts to a buffer of a media client is described. Each media burst is followed by an idle period in which no media data are transmitted. A method aspect of... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
20140282812 - Distributor amplifier having a noise blocking circuit: A distributor amplifier having a noise blocking circuit, including: a first connector; a first filter; a transformer; a voltage scaling unit; a first amplifier; a detector; a second amplifier; a comparator; a switch circuit; and a second connector. The distributor amplifier is capable of suppressing and preventing upstream RF noise... Agent: Lantek Electronics Inc.09/11/2014 > 114 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.
20140259032 - Methods and apparatus to monitor media presentations: Methods and apparatus to monitor media presentations are disclosed. An example method includes obtaining demographic information of a user associated with a media device, the media device including monitoring functionality. An agreement is presented to the user via the media device. The monitoring functionality is enabled to monitor at least... Agent:
20140259034 - Methods and apparatus to determine engagement levels of audience members: Methods and apparatus to determine engagement levels of audience members are disclosed. An example method includes analyzing image data corresponding to an environment in which an audience is exposed to media presented by a first media presentation device to determine whether the environment includes a glow emanating from a second... Agent: The Nielsen Company (us), LLC
20140259033 - Methods, systems and apparatus for multi-purpose metering: Methods and apparatus for multi-purpose metering are disclosed. An example method includes transmitting a first discovery inquiry message in response to a wakeup timer expiration signal, disabling a media detection circuit of the portable device when a base unit responds to the discovery inquiry message, and enabling the media detection... Agent: The Nielsen Company (us), LLC
20140259036 - Device-agnostic content management, playback and status monitoring system: A system is provided that includes a software agent, an electronic device, a display, and a content management system. The electronic device accesses the software agent and interprets it with a software application, such as a web browser. Embedded within the software agent is a playback system, which dictates content... Agent: Wirespring Technologies, Inc.
20140259035 - Method and apparatus for interactive audience participation at a live entertainment event: The present invention relates to an interactive system enabling audience participation at a live event taking place in a venue. The system includes use of an interactive device that presents a promotional message (that is displayed on an electronic display) to an audience member, wherein said audience member is capable... Agent:
20140259038 - Demographic prediction channel: Video content is identified by a source component via a processor from a plurality of media sources comprising at least two of a wireless broadcast media channel, a web site, a web data feed, and/or a wired broadcast channel for communication via a personalized video channel. A demographic component is... Agent: Rawllin International Inc.
20140259040 - Methods and apparatuses for deducing a viewing household member profile: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for deducing a viewing household member profile. According to the method and apparatus, a viewing pattern of a general viewing household is analyzed based on viewer group classification criteria generated using the standard household member profile, and thus the member profile of the viewing... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140259039 - Methods and systems for reducing spillover by detecting signal distortion: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture for reducing spillover in a media monitoring system are disclosed. An example method includes identifying media associated with media monitoring data. The media monitoring data is received from a first meter associated with a first media presentation device. The example method includes identifying an... Agent:
20140259037 - Predicted video content aggregation: Video content from different media sources can be configured to be rendered via a personalized channel. The video content and media sources can be rendered to one or more mobile devices at different times with different content and/or at the same time based on user profile data. Video content from... Agent:
20140259041 - Associating audio tracks of an album with video content: An example method comprises determining, by a computing device, an indication of video content, determining, by the computing device and based at least in part on the indication, one or more candidate albums, selecting, by the computing device, a particular candidate album of the one or more candidate albums based... Agent:
20140259042 - Systems and methods for searching based on information in commercials: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining if a commercial contains one of metadata, close captioning information, recognizable speech in an audio component of the commercial, or a combination thereof In response to determining that the commercial does not contain metadata, but does... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20140259043 - Gathering and using information regarding viewers' familiarity with media-content items: When an advertisement is presented to a viewer, that viewer is also presented with a question related to the contents of the advertisement. The viewer is rewarded if he correctly answers the question. In some embodiments, the reward is the cancellation of the unviewed portion of the advertisement. The viewer's... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140259044 - Identity-media measurement model (immm): Identity-Media Measurement Model (IMMM), schema, table, database or other electronically transferrable form for reporting, measuring, quantifying or otherwise representing user metrics, values, etc. with respect to advertisements or other electronically interfaced propositions is contemplated. The IMMM may provide a ubiquitous tool for correlating information collected with a Media Event Data... Agent: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
20140259045 - Video advertisement wall: Methods and systems are provided that can include iconization and later play of video content items, such as advertisements. During presentation of an online video, video advertisements may be presented. Upon user selection, during or after presentation of a particular video advertisement, the advertisement may cease to be presented, but... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20140259046 - User censoring of content delivery service streaming media: A client device receives streaming first media from a content delivery network (CDN). The client device executes a media player to play the streaming first media, and receives a first input from a user of the client device that marks a first censoring start time and a first censoring stop... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing, Inc.
20140259047 - Proximity detection by mobile devices: A method includes initiating, by a processor of a device, a listening session including listening for a message from a mobile device and receiving the message from the mobile device via a microphone of the device, the message including configuration data for a network, and in response to receiving the... Agent: Google Inc.
20140259048 - Advertisement insertion into media content for streaming: Methods and systems for advertisement insertion into streaming media content are described. In one method, an advertisement insertion tool receives a first indication of a start time of an advertisement break to be inserted into a stream of slices of media content. The advertisement insertion tool identifies a first slice... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20140259051 - Automatic creation of frame accurate program/commercial triggers for live/automated television programs: Systems, methods and computer program products to insert frame accurate triggers in media programs, by receiving indication that a first tally, of a plurality of tallies, is active, the first tally corresponding to a media program, identifying a type of the first tally, generating a trigger based on the type... Agent:
20140259052 - Data tunneling via closed captioning: An example apparatus that processes DTVCC data has a demultiplexer that extracts DTVCC data packets from a DTV signal. A parser parses the DTVCC data packets by: passing normal DTVCC data to a CC decoder; detecting ancillary data in the DTVCC data packets; and separating the ancillary data from the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140259053 - Dts/pts backward extrapolation for stream transition events: In one method embodiment, receiving a video stream comprising a first compressed picture without associated time stamp information and a second compressed picture having associated first time stamp information, the second compressed picture following the first compressed picture in transmission order; deriving second time stamp information based on the first... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20140259050 - Mechanism for facilitating synchronization of audio and video between multiple media devices: A mechanism for facilitating dynamic synchronization of audio and video for multiple media devices is described. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes first logic to insert a signature in an audio portion of an audio/video data stream. The signature represents uniquely identifiable data and is to be transmitted to a... Agent: Silicon Image, Inc.
20140259054 - Variability in available levels of quality of encoded content: A server resource provides notification to subscribers in a respective network environment that the content is available for retrieval at a particular bit rate (e.g., a promotional bit rate) or particular level of quality (e.g., promotional level of quality) amongst multiple levels of quality for a limited duration of time.... Agent:
20140259049 - Viewer-initiated delivery of supplemental advertising content: Methods and apparatuses for providing selective access to supplemental program content may include receiving a program stream, outputting the program stream to a display, receiving an indication of a viewer request for supplemental program content, obtaining an identifier related to supplemental program content, requesting supplemental program content using the identifier,... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20140259057 - Iptv server and method for playing recorded content: An Internet Protocol television (IPTV) server includes: a subscriber file managing module configured to store a subscriber file of a recorded program, where the subscriber file of the recorded program includes advertisement information in the recorded program; a controlling module configured to obtain a playback request of the recorded program... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20140259058 - System for transmitting syndicated programs over the internet: A system and method are provided for exposing Internet users to advertisements together with the distribution of media content in a manner which is germane to conventional syndicated broadcast agreements. The system includes a processor coupled to a memory device. The system further includes software means operable on the processor... Agent: Syndicast Corporation
20140259055 - Systems and methods for a non-intrusive video advertisement wall: Techniques are provided which enhance a user's experience by creating non-intrusive advertising schemes enabling the user to pursue targeted advertisements and/or discounts at a convenient time. During presentation of an online video, the user may “park” an advertisement for later viewing, permitting the focus to remain on the online video... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20140259056 - Systems and methods for providing user interactions with media: Objects in a video are identified, and linked to ecommerce sites and advertisements. A user may select an object and be provided with information about the object. A video stream may be encoded with a separate metadata stream that contains the identity of each object on each frame of the... Agent:
20140259059 - Dynamic load based ad insertion: A system and method are provided for dynamically adjusting advertisement (“ad”) time for a multicast channel. In one embodiment, a variable ad insertion function operates to receive one or more multicasts of media content from a core distribution network, insert ad timeslots into the media content, and optionally perform late-binding... Agent: Qurio Holdings, Inc.
20140259060 - Display apparatus, server and control methods thereof: A display apparatus, a server, and control methods thereof which enable a user to selectively use functions provided by the server and functions provided by the display apparatus through a unified UI. The display apparatus receives from a server UI information corresponding to a first function predetermined by a server... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140259061 - Remote control for controlling a television receiver: A remote control for controlling a television receiver. The remote control comprises a communication mechanism for communicating with the receiver, an active NFC reader for communicating with an active or passive NFC device, and a mechanism for transmitting the information received from the NFC device to the receiver. The remote... Agent: Nagravision S.a.
20140259062 - Media sharing and communication system: The present invention relates generally to media sharing and communication systems and methods of providing the same. In one exemplary embodiment, the system includes a media content provider configured to disseminate media to a plurality of media receivers. The system further includes a first media receiver in communication with the... Agent:
20140259063 - Set-top box receiver soft control system and method: A set-top box is constructed including a processor, an input port, an auxiliary input port, and an output port. The input port is electrically coupled to the processor, and is configured to receive first control signals from a remote control. The auxiliary input port is also electrically coupled to the... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20140259064 - 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: Lg Electronics Inc.
20140259067 - Apparatus, systems and methods for pre-tuning a second tuner in anticipation of a channel surfing activity: Two-tuner media device systems and methods are operable to pre-tune a second tuner in anticipation of a channel surfing activity. An exemplary embodiment receives a first content stream associated with a currently presented channel at a first tuner, determines an anticipated channel based upon the currently presented channel and a... Agent: Echostar Broadcasting Corporation
20140259065 - 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.
20140259068 - System, method, and apparatus for providing digital video recorder services on a portable wireless device: Methods and apparatus for providing digital video recorder services with a portable wireless device (PWD). The PWD includes at least a transceiver, a processing unit and a memory unit. The transceiver receives a video content signal transmitted from a broadcaster of mobile broadcast digital TV, and an electronic program guide... Agent: Centurylink Intellectual Property LLC
20140259066 - 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: Lg Electronics Inc.
20140259069 - Program guide apparatus: A method acquires program guide information in an image signal receiver, and program guide method and apparatus using the same. In the program guide apparatus, information immediately required by a user is obtained first, and information of less preferential channels is obtained next, thus presenting a smooth interface to the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140259070 - System and method for providing an interactive program guide for past, current, and future programming: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a system and method for providing a program guide for past programming comprising receiving a user command to retrieve program data, retrieving the program data from a data source, and outputting, to a display device, the program data in response to receiving... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
20140259072 - Method for providing an electronic program guide, multimedia reproduction system, and computer readable storage medium: Method for providing an electronic program guide includes the following steps. First electronic program list data is grouped according to at least two condition factors not related to program broadcasting time to generate at least a first set of two-dimensional program list data. A display unit of a multimedia reproduction... Agent: Wistron Corporation
20140259071 - Method for virtual channel management, network-based multimedia reproduction system with virtual channel, and computer readable storage medium: Method for virtual channel management, in an embodiment, for use in an electronic device includes the following steps. At least one command indicating virtual channel management is detected. Management of virtual channel data is performed according to the at least one command and updated virtual channel data is then generated.... Agent:
20140259073 - Interactive television program guide with selectable languages: An interactive television program guide is provided. The interactive television program guide provides a user with the opportunity to select a language for playing television programming and displaying program guide text. Television program audio in the desired language may be obtained from a SAP or digital audio track and played... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.
20140259074 - Display inserts, overlays, and graphical user interfaces for multimedia systems: A disclosed digital media device operational at user premises to receive media signals from a media source for presentation via endpoint devices such as a television display. The digital media device can include gateway and digital media management functionality and can be referred to as a gateway and digital media... Agent: Prodea Systems, Inc.
20140259075 - Method for virtual channel management, network-based multimedia reproduction system with virtual channel, and computer readable storage medium: Method for virtual channel management, in an embodiment, includes the following steps. A command including a keyword is detected. Searching local program data for any program satisfying a first search criterion which includes the keyword is made to obtain a local search result, and searching for any external network video... Agent: Wistron Corporation
20140259076 - 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: Lg Electronics Inc.
20140259077 - 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: Lg Electronics Inc.
20140259078 - System and method for automatic channel lineup determination: A current geographical location of a portable device is used to facilitate selection of channel lineup that is appropriate for a Multi-System Operator (MSO) provider and the current geographical location of the portable device. A program guide GUI of the portable device is then configured using the selected channel lineup.... Agent: Universal Electronics Inc.
20140259079 - Trick play techniques for a picture-in-picture window rendered by a video services receiver: A video services receiver and a related method for presenting video content in a picture-in-picture (PIP) window rendered on a display element are presented here. The method involves presenting recorded secondary video content in the PIP window while presenting primary video content in a main area of the display element,... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited
20140259080 - Portable satellite television system switchable between ka and ku frequency bands: The satellite antenna device, system and methods according to certain embodiments of the present invention can receive broadcast information on both of two different frequency bands by selectively switching an alignment position of the low noise block converter (LNB) with respect to a fixed wave guide assembly so that the... Agent: Electronic Controlled Systems, Inc.
20140259081 - System and method for distributing content through a set-top box: A system and method for distributing content through a set-top box. A number of wireless devices are registered for a communications session with the set-top box. Media content is communicated to one or more displays. Interactive content associated with the media content is retrieved for each of the number of... Agent:
20140259082 - Resource request management: A resource management system may use information regarding the bandwidth status of a downstream communication path to determine what portion of queued content should be sent in the current available bandwidth timeslot. In some embodiments, multiple versions of the same requested content may be available, and the system may select... Agent:
20140259083 - System and method for use in enhancing the display of multimedia content: Some embodiments provide methods of displaying content comprising: receiving, through a user agent of a web browser application implemented on a television, web content comprising an option defined within the web content to cause the retrieval and playback of additional multimedia content; activating a first canvas and displaying the web... Agent:
20140259084 - Caption and/or metadata synchronization for replay of previously or simultaneously recorded live programs: A synchronization process between captioning data and/or corresponding metatags and the associated media file parses the media file, correlates the caption information and/or metatags with segments of the media file, and provides a capability for textual search and selection of particular segments. A time-synchronized version of the captions is created... Agent: Caption Colorado LLC
20140259086 - Constructing a transport stream: There is disclosed a head-end system in which differently processed copies of content portions are reordered such that copies from different content portions are not interleaved in the final transport stream.... Agent: Irdeto B.v.
20140259085 - Modular broadcast receiver system and method: The construction of a receiving apparatus for receiving a broadcast from a plurality of broadcasting providers is simplified. In a receiving apparatus for receiving a broadcast from a plurality of broadcasting providers, of the function blocks which constitute the receiving apparatus, a block used in common irrespective of the broadcasting... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140259087 - Systems and methods for determining user output preferences: A method is disclosed for determining audiovisual output preference. The method comprises providing first and second stimuli having respective sets of audio and visual characteristics. The method receives a user selection between the first and second stimuli, and includes the set of audio and visual characteristics corresponding to the selected... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp
20140259088 - Apparatus and method for managing set top boxes: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set top box having a controller to eliminate a scheduled recording of a targeted media program, where the scheduled recording is a redundant recording of the targeted media program that is determined based upon monitoring of... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, LpPrevious industry: Electrical computers and digital processing systems: interprogram communication or interprocess communication (ipc)
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