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Interactive video distribution systems

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07/10/2014 > 41 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.

20140196062 - Systems and methods for setting prices in data driven media placement: System and methods are presented for setting pricing in an advertising campaign with an audience management module. In some embodiments, a plurality of data structures is stored in a memory, each data structure representing one of a plurality of advertising slots. The audience management module stores in each of the... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140196063 - Method for generating a menu for presenting audiovisual programs paid for by several users, device and computer program for implementing the method: A method is provided for generating a presentation menu for presenting audio and audiovisual contents on the screen of a receiver, which are downloadable from a broadcasting network or from dedicated sites. A user selects accessible contents and makes payment to make these contents available at the receiver. The receiver... Agent:

20140196064 - Content marketplace and customization of content acquisition: Aspects of the disclosure relate to customization of content acquisition in a content marketplace. Such customization can provide access that is user-specific. In one aspect, the content marketplace can permit a consumer to inspect (e.g., browse or search) and acquire content offerings by customizing the user's access package using one... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

20140196069 - Content recommendation method and apparatus: A method for making a content recommendation to at least one user commences by first establishing a location for the at least one user. Thereafter a check occurs to determine which devices are available to the at least one user to use (e.g., consume) the content at the location. Next,... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20140196066 - Data highlighting and extraction: We are facing an explosion in availability of online content, in particular accessing audio, video, and other data is considered to be driving the expansion of the Internet to accommodate access needs. However, time availability for accessing such data remains constrained and it is becoming more imperative that a technology... Agent:

20140196065 - Mobile video streaming enhancement in a network coding-capable wireless network: A method of mobile video streaming according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes three parts. The first part is for AP to measure the information of all clients such as ETX (Expected Transmission count metric) and RSSI (Receive Signal Strength Indicator) periodically for long-term channel quality and... Agent: Snu R&db Foundation

20140196068 - System and method for providing program recommendations through multimedia searching based on established viewer preferences: A system and method is disclosed for processing viewer profiles and program metadata from a number of sources to provide viewing suggestions and recommendations to one or more viewers.... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.

20140196067 - Universal multiplexer for content channels via injecting: An interface for a single network point that provides channels of content and services to a subscribing user while maintaining the functionality of the channels of content as separate entities. Channels of content and services include, but are not limited to audio and video via cable and broadcast over the... Agent:

20140196071 - Rendering device with content substitution: A device for rendering content from a first source comprising a first input for receiving the content from the first source, a second input for receiving a substitution content item from a second source, a substitution module for substituting a segment of the content with the substitution content item, and... Agent: Civolution B.v.

20140196070 - System and method for automated broadcast media identification: An media identification system, operable by a network entity, receives media data for broadcast program segments including at least one of video data or audio data. The media identification system encodes a reference fingerprint based on the media data and receives a program log associated with the media data, the... Agent: Smrtv, Inc.

20140196072 - Digital multimedia content integration system claim of benefit to prior application: Some embodiments include a process for providing free, consumer-controlled multimedia content to consumers and a digital multimedia content integration system that integrates subsystems for content distribution, advertising, marketing, and sales in each of a set of multimedia content platforms. Using the system, a content viewer can watch new content free... Agent:

20140196073 - Customized moderation of electronic content published via a media portal: Systems and methods are provided for providing customized moderation of electronic content published via a media portal. The content management application can access a feed that includes multiple electronic content items. The content management application can determine, based on an approval descriptor associated with the feed, that additional content provided... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20140196074 - Apparatus and method for parental control using v-chip plus+ and master password: s

20140196075 - Control method, device, and system based on user personal account: A control method based on a user personal account may include receiving a first control message, including first user personal account information and first control information, from a first terminal, logging into a first user personal account corresponding to the first user personal account information based on the first user... Agent: Humax Co., Ltd.

20140196076 - Digital broadcasting system and method of processing data in digital broadcasting system: A digital broadcasting system and a method for processing data in the same are disclosed. A method for controlling a digital television (DTV) located in one independent space among a plurality of independent spaces physically separated from one another is disclosed. The method includes receiving display type information from a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140196077 - Authorizing devices based on identifying content distributor: Methods and systems to authorize devices and/or perform other actions based on identifying content distributors are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access video content playing at a client device, calculate fingerprints of a portion of the video content, identify a distributor of the video content based... Agent: Gracenote, Inc.

20140196078 - Secured media distribution system and method: A media distribution system provides controlled distribution of media owned by various parties hosted on a local media access device. The media access device may store temporary media, such as rented or leased media, on a separate provider controlled storage partition. This gives the media provider control over rented or... Agent:

20140196079 - Video distribution and playback: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a content delivery network with one or more network-connected audiovisual players. A content delivery network provider can provide an access module residing within a network-connected audiovisual player wherein the access module can be configured to control the player. The access module can be... Agent: Red.com, Inc.

20140196082 - Comment information generating apparatus and comment information generating method: A comment information generating apparatus includes: a video obtaining unit which receives a video; a comment input receiving unit which receives position information of an object in the video and a comment that is displayed with the object and is caused to track the object starting from a predetermined timing;... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140196080 - System and method for providing a data mall: A system and method for providing content providers with network distribution nodes for distributing content to subscribers of a communications service provider may include maintaining multiple network nodes by the communications service provider, where the network nodes may be in communication with the Internet and be configured to enable subscribers... Agent: Centurylink Intellectual Property LLC

20140196081 - Systems and methods for providing an interface for data driven media placement: System and methods are presented for providing an interface to select advertising slots in an advertising campaign. In some embodiments, a user equipment device generates for display a plurality of cells in a grid arrangement. Each cell is associated with an advertising slot corresponding to a content source and a... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140196083 - Content-based control system: Generally this disclosure describes a method for controlling the operation of a system based on a determination of content that is airing on a channel. A method may include transmitting at least one message including instructions to sample content from a channel, receiving a message indicating that certain content on... Agent:

20140196084 - System and method for word relevant content delivery for television media: A system and method for delivering relevant content receives media data for television broadcasts comprising video or audio data and to extract target words from the media data. The system determines word relevant content based on the extracted target words and transmits the word relevant content to a user equipment.... Agent: Smrtv, Inc.

20140196085 - Inserting advertisements into video content: Methods and systems to insert advertisements and/or other supplemental or replacement content into a stream of video content are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems receive a request to replace a portion of video content currently playing at a client device with supplemental video content, such as... Agent: Gracenote, Inc.

20140196087 - Electronic apparatus controlled by a user's voice and control method thereof: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a voice input which is configured to receive a user's voice, a display configured to provide a user interface (UI) screen including at least one object, and a controller which is configured to determine whether or not it is possible for... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140196086 - Hand-held pointing device and operation method thereof: A hand-held pointing device includes a main body, a processing circuit, a light emitting device and two image sensing devices. The main body has a first surface and a second surface for lying on an operating surface. The two image sensing devices are disposed in the main body and configured... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.

20140196088 - System and method for providing user-definable audio indicators for multimedia channel selections: A method includes providing a user interface to a set-top box. The user interface facilitates an association of an audio indicator with a channel selection action. The method includes receiving, via the user interface at the set-top box, a first user input indicating an association of a selected audio indicator... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140196089 - User interface: A method is described. The method includes: displaying a user interface on a first display device associated with a client device, the user interface enabling user interaction with the client device; enabling an electronic device to control the client device; detecting an orientation change of the electronic device; and displaying... Agent: Cisco Technology Inc.

20140196090 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first display controller, second display controller, and third display controller. The first display controller displays a program guide in a first area of a screen and program information about a program in a second area of the screen. The second... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140196092 - Dialog-type interface apparatus and method for controlling the same: A dialog type interface apparatus providing contents corresponding to a voice signal received from the display apparatus is disclosed. The dialog type interface apparatus includes a communicator which receives a voice signal corresponding to a user's voice collected in the display apparatus; and a controller which determines the user's utterance... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140196091 - Server and method for controlling server: A display apparatus and a server which implements an interactive system are disclosed. The server includes a communicator which receives text information corresponding to a user voice collected at the display apparatus from the display apparatus, and a controller which extracts an utterance component from the text information and controls... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140196093 - Unified electronic program guide: A device may receive a request for an electronic program guide from a user device and determine a location of the user device. The device may determine, based on the determining that the user device is located in a first location, a group of different types of networks available to... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20140196094 - Method and apparatus for automatically switching channels: A method and apparatus for automatically switching channels are provided. The method includes detecting an advertisement from content of a current channel that is displayed on a screen of a display apparatus; scanning at least one channel of a predetermined channel list to detect an advertisement-free channel, in response to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140196095 - Server and client processing multiple sets of channel information and controlling method of the same: A technical method related to a server and a client processing multiple sets of channel information is disclosed. Herein, An apparatus of processing multiple channel information according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a decoder decoding encoded data received from a server, a demultiplexer demultiplexing video data,... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140196096 - Broadcast wave receiving device and method, broadcast wave transmitting device and method, program, and recording medium: A center segment that is in a predetermined segment location in a predetermined physical channel is selected. A check is made to determine whether a connected transmission descriptor in which information about OFDM synchronization among the segments in the predetermined physical channel is written is acquired, the connected transmission descriptor... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140196097 - Method and system for synchronization for dvb-s2 frame and its associated frame structure: A communication system using the DVB-S2 standard, and its associated frame structure, comprises at least two users Ui, characterized in that the super-frame ST1 associated with the first user U1 is composed of at least one frame T1 each composed of at least one header, of a data part, the... Agent:

20140196098 - Video entertainment system: An entertainment system including one or more display devices. Each display device may have a media player to play the content of a disc or media inserted in the media player. Each display device may also have a storage unit to store the media content. The media content can be... Agent:

20140196099 - Methods and apparatus for supporting trick play functions in devices without local storage: Methods and apparatus for providing playback devices with trick play functionality are described. The system includes a playback device, e.g., without recording capability, and a gateway device with multiple tuner-demodulators and/or a cable modem and recording capability. During normal playback, in some embodiments, both the playback device and gateway receive... Agent:

20140196100 - Electronic device for providing media recommendations and a method therein: Embodiments relate to a first electronic device (101) for providing media recommendations and a method therein. The method comprises analysing (201) media content shared by at least one second electronic device (102) over the communications network (100) to determine at least one media preference of the user of the at... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Ab

20140196101 - System, method and apparatus for enhanced internet broadcasting: An internet broadcast system, method and apparatus provides a presentation tool that offers program content to viewers in a rich, interactive and exciting way while still offering the benefits of cost effectiveness, convenience, and which meets or exceeds the experience of live, in-person programming. At least two synchronized images are... Agent:

20140196102 - Method for transmitting video signals from an application on a server over an ip network to a client device: A method for transmitting a video signal from an application running on a server over an IP network to a client device. The application is drawing its content, in a plurality of sequential drawing events, into a virtual frame buffer. Simultaneously, each drawing event is registered in a list of... Agent:

  
07/03/2014 > 57 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.

20140189718 - Gateway server and method for providing personalized services: A gateway server and a method of providing personalized services are disclosed. The gateway server can store settings information for each client device, and when a client device is connected, the gateway server can transmit menus and programs to the client device after filtering and recreating the menus and programs... Agent: Alticast Corporation

20140189719 - Method, device and system for ordering pay program: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a device and a system for ordering a pay program, which aim to play an ordered program automatically once a user's payment is completed. The method includes: sending an order request to an EPG server; receiving an amount should be recharged sent... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140189720 - 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 detecting light information in image data representative of an environment including a primary media device; determining whether a secondary media device is in the environment based on the detected light information; and calculating, via... Agent:

20140189721 - Intelligent recording: An intelligent recording collects data associated with a user's viewing habit of live program contents and determines a viewing pattern by analyzing the collected data. The viewing pattern is used to identify a scheduled program content as a candidate for automatic recording, the identified scheduled program content having fallen within... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140189722 - Method and apparatus for utility service consumption control: An approach for adjusting the consumption of utility services based on determined usage trends includes collecting utility data, at a customer premise equipment, associated with consumption of a utility service at a customer premise, forwarding the collected utility data from the customer premise equipment to a service provider network to... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20140189723 - Methods and computer program products for reporting internet protocol television related data collected from application and device data: Methods and computer program products for reporting application and device data retrieved from within an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) network environment are provided. IPTV system usage data is retrieved from at least one IPTV device and normalized into a predetermined data format. The IPTV system usage data is parsed according... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140189724 - Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to provide secondary content in association with primary broadcast media content: Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to provide media content are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving an audio signal output by a first media presentation device, the audio signal being associated with first media content, decoding the audio signal to extract a code from the audio signal,... Agent: The Nielsen Company (us), LLC

20140189725 - Method and apparatus for distributing promotional materials: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a memory coupled to a processor. The processor can be operable to receive a request for promotional information responsive to a media processor detecting a promotional tag in a media program stream and transmit... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140189726 - Image viewing system, receiver mobile terminal, image server, and image viewing method: An image viewing system includes: a first mobile terminal having an image transmitting unit which transmits image data; an ID transmitting unit which transmits, to an image server, a viewing-allowed-terminal ID that identifies a mobile terminal allowed for viewing of the image data; the image server having an obtaining unit... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140189727 - Customization of content for different audiences: A first version and a second version of audio visual content are provided via a disc, a web site or a mobile device application to consumers. The second version has audiovisual content removed from the first version that is not appropriate for a type of viewer, such as children. In... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20140189729 - Multipurpose television module: A method of processing a boot sequence for a processor forming a part of a module apparatus involves interrogating a host television device to determine if the host television device requires use of an application execution engine residing on the module apparatus; receiving a reply to the interrogation; and responsive... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140189728 - System and method of adaptive and progressive descrambling of digital image content: A method for distributing a digital image content, including a modification stage of an original digital image content by modifying at least a part of digital image data, the modification producing a modified digital image content of the same nominal format as the original digital image content, transmitting the modified... Agent: Nagra France Sas

20140189730 - Systems and methods for allocating bandwidth in switched digital video systems based on interest: Systems and methods for allocating bandwidth in a switched digital video (SDV) system based on charmed interest. In some embodiments, bandwidth is deallocated from channels and allocated to requested channels having a higher interest. Tiered approaches for allocating bandwidth are disclosed. Embodiments in which QAMs are allocated across services in... Agent: Rovi Guides, Inc.

20140189731 - Internet streaming and tcp service to dynamically reconfigure user displays: Internet streaming from broadcast radio or television stations is described wherein triggers for dynamic content originated from a system having a TCP Channel to a TCP Distribution Service are received by an encoder system also having a TCP Channel, and cause the encoder system to generate command messages, and optionally... Agent:

20140189732 - Targeted television advertising based on profiles linked to multiple online devices: A profile provider: (i) associates a primary online device (OD1) with a set-top box (STB); (ii) a location of OD1 at some point in time is estimated to be “near” the STB, thereby establishing a STB proxy location; (iii) one or more secondary online devices (OD2s) are observed to be... Agent: Intent Iq, LLC

20140189733 - Method and apparatus for gathering and using geocoded information from mobile devices: Methods and apparatus for using geocoding information from a user's mobile device to determine program and advertising media content to deliver to the user.... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140189734 - Method and apparatus to use geocoding information in broadcast content: Methods and apparatus to acquire and use geocoding information included in broadcast content to enhance content presentation to the user.... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140189735 - Streaming media buffer points reflecting user behavior and interests: A method of handling streaming media includes identifying multiple seek points within media data streamed from a media source to a media player. A segment of the media data stream is buffered at each seek point. A graphical user interface illustrates the positions of the multiple seek points along a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140189737 - Electronic apparatus, and method of controlling an electronic apparatus through motion input: An electronic apparatus and a control method thereof for controlling through motion input are provided. The method for controlling the electronic apparatus includes: in response to a predetermined mode trigger command being input, changing a mode of the electronic apparatus to a first motion task mode in which a motion... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140189736 - Fast channel change from electronic programming guide: Arrangements for preparing a television channel for presentation are presented. A set of one or more tuners that are idle may be identified. Being idle may correspond to not being used to receive any television channel data for presentation or recording. An electronic programming guide that indicates programming may be... Agent: Echostar Technologies, LLC

20140189738 - System for presenting media services: A system for presenting media services is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a portal having a controller element to detect an installation of an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) media receiver in an IPTV media system and adapt at least a portion... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140189739 - Using idle resources to reduce channel change times: Arrangements for preparing a television channel for presentation are presented. A tuner of a television receiver may tune to a first television channel and the first television channel may be output for presentation. One or more idle tuners of the television receiver may be identified. One or more television channels... Agent: Echostar Technologies, LLC

20140189740 - Method and system for using a second screen device for interacting with a set top box to enhance a user experience: A system and method for displaying data related to a content displayed through a set top box includes a second screen device generating a content information request signal requesting data corresponding to the content, communicates the content information request signal to the set top box. The set top box communicates... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.

20140189741 - Method and system for using a second screen device for interacting with a set top box to enhance a user experience: A system and method for displaying data related to a content displayed through a set top box includes a second screen device generating a content information request signal requesting data corresponding to the content, communicates the content information request signal to the set top box. The set top box communicates... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.

20140189742 - Method and apparatus for providing broadcast service through hand motion detection: A method for providing broadcast service includes: (a) receiving schedule information for a multiple number of broadcast programs from a headend; (b) outputting a program selected by a user as a full screen; and (c) outputting a program navigation page by using the schedule information of the multiple broadcast programs... Agent: Alticast Corporation

20140189743 - Automatic learning channel customized to a particular viewer and method of creating same: Various embodiments facilitate generation, distribution, and presentation of a video program on a virtual channel. In one embodiment, an electronic program guide (“EPG”) manager is provided for execution on a receiving device, such as a set-top box. The EPG manager receives from a program distributor a video stream that has... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140189744 - Method for generating a favorite channel list and related device thereof: A method for generating a favorite channel list, where a device for generating the favorite channel list includes a receiver and a processor, is disclosed. The method includes receiving a signal of a first channel of a television signal by the receiver; clearing channels stored in the favorite channel list... Agent: Amtran Technology Co., Ltd

20140189745 - Method and system for acquiring electronic programming guide signals: A system and method for use in a cable network to acquire electronic programming guide (EPG) content signals from one or more EPG vendors. The system includes a set-top box (STB) for receiving cable signals and EPG signals from a headend controller so that the STB can output the signals... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

20140189746 - Systems and methods for interrupted program recording: Program recording systems and methods are operable to adjust recording times of a program of interest in response to an occurrence of an interrupting program that alters the scheduled recording times of the program of interest. An exemplary embodiment receives an unscheduled program flag (UPF) corresponding to an occurrence of... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140189747 - Rapid movement through an electronic program guide: Methods and apparatus to scroll through an electronic program guide at a first and a second scroll speed are provided. While viewing an electronic program guide (EPG) output by a receiving device, a user transmits a first command to the receiving device to start scrolling the time slots in the... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140189748 - Method and apparatus for recording contents: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for recording a content. An embodiment of the invention provides a method for recording a content that includes: determining a recording state of a first content through a first path; searching a second content corresponding to the first content through a... Agent: Humax Co., Ltd.

20140189749 - Apparatus and method for combining realtime and non-realtime encoded content: A terminal for decoding and presenting encoded realtime and non-realtime interactive program guide (IPG) content including a realtime video portion and a non-realtime guide graphics portion. The terminal includes a demodulator operative to receive and demodulate a modulated signal to provide a transport stream, and a transport demultiplexer coupled to... Agent: ComcastIPHoldings I, LLC

20140189750 - Digital satellite broadcast program distribution over multicast ip broadband networks: Systems and methods for distributing digital satellite broadcast programs over multicast Internet Protocol (IP) networks are provided. A satellite receiver gateway receives a signal from a digital satellite broadcast and generates service information multicast packets that are transmitted over a multicast IP network. A device receives the service information multicast... Agent: International Datacasting Corporation

20140189751 - Broadband assisted channel change: A receiver reduces a time delay associated with a change between two broadcast channels by detecting an activity associated with a channel change operation and requesting, via a broadband interface, data corresponding to the newly requested broadcast channel. The broadband data corresponding to the new broadcast channel is displayed while... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20140189752 - Information processing apparatus: The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus with improved operatability. With the information processing apparatus in which the user is capable of watching a television program and connecting to the Internet, the index panel 1 shows channel buttons 2 to be operated to select a desired program, a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140189753 - System and method for providing interactive mobile content using multiple communication paths: A method of and system for providing interactive services to a set of mobile devices is provided, comprising: providing at least one set of first information adapted for over-the-air broadcast to a set of mobile devices by at least one first facility, wherein the first information is selected from the... Agent:

20140189754 - Adaptive multicast delivery of media streams: Various systems, methods and devices adaptively manage the multicast delivery of multiple media programs. Each of the media programs is encoded into multiple media streams, each stream having a different bitrate, frame rate, resolution or other encoding parameter. A computer receives feedback about the delivery of the multiple streams and... Agent:

20140189756 - Enhanced reliability for satellite data delivery: A media device may be configured for receiving data from one or more satellites. The media device may include one or more processors and one or more storage devices. A first tuner of a media device may tune to a first data stream that came from a first satellite transponder.... Agent: Echostar Technologies, LLC

20140189755 - Wireless network access points by stb and satellite antennae: A satellite dish assembly and a set-top box are utilized to provide an internet wireless hotspot. The set-top box connects to the internet through a modem. The set-top box is coupled to the satellite dish assembly allowing the satellite dish assembly to connect to the internet through the set-top box.... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140189757 - Method and system for providing commentary: The invention discloses a system having electronic means for providing commentary audibly and/or visually, which electronic means is adapted to provide such commentary asynchronously. The system includes multiple asynchronous group triggering on channels. The commentary is divided into channels and/or groups and includes plays based on areas, and not on... Agent: Bms Trust

20140189758 - Wifi video bridge circuit in qos: A first television receiver provides media content wirelessly to a second television receiver. The first television receiver transmits video data to the second television receiver on a first wireless network. The television receiver transmits other kinds of data to the second television receiver on a second wireless network.... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140189759 - Custom-tailored entertainment experience for user identified by different loyalty program user identifiers at different hospitality locations: A user profile server stores a particular user profile corresponding to a user who belongs to a plurality of separate loyalty programs, and the particular user profile includes a plurality of different loyalty program user identifiers each identifying the user on a respective one of the separate loyalty programs. The... Agent: Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.

20140189760 - Method and system for allocating wireless resources: A system and method for allocating wireless video resources among video streaming sources at an event (or events) according to a crowd selection mechanism.... Agent:

20140189761 - Archiving a live media presentation: A computer-implemented method for archiving a live media presentation includes archiving the live media presentation as it is being streamed from a live server, wherein the archiving includes recording the live media presentation in fixed-length segments. A segment name is associated with each of the segments, wherein each of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140189762 - Peer-to-peer video on demand techniques: Techniques for delivering video-on-demand content via peer-to-peer connections are provided. A video-on-demand distribution service maintains associations of viewer devices that have specific video-on-demand content. As new viewer devices, which lack the specific video-on-demand content, make requests for the specific video-on-demand content from the video-on-demand distribution system, the video-on-demand distribution system... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140189764 - Enhanced video programming system and method utilizing user-profile information: Example methods of providing media content via a network are presented. In one example, a user profile and a group profile are accessed. The user profile includes information describing a user of media content, and the group profile includes information describing a group of users of media content. Based on... Agent: Opentv, Inc.

20140189763 - System and method for hosting a personalized television channel: According to various exemplary embodiments, systems and methods are described, wherein the system implements a method executable by a host placeshifting device communicating via a network with a client and a backend media server, the method comprising: providing digital media content in the host placeshifting device; determining the presence of... Agent: Sling Media Pvt Ltd

20140189767 - Communication device, television receiver, communication system, method for communication setting, program, and recording medium: A monitor includes: an input receiving section for causing a single setting screen to receive an input of respective communication setting values of an STB and a monitor; and a setting section for setting, for each of the STB and the monitor, a corresponding communication setting value of an inputted... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140189766 - Methods and apparatus for seeking within recorded media stored on a set-top box: A method of viewing recorded media in accordance with one embodiment includes receiving a media stream from a remotely located media source over a network, storing the media stream on a media storage device, and generating a condensed media file to store a subset of frames of the media stream.... Agent: Sling Media Inc.

20140189765 - Systems and methods for generating concatenated transport streams from adaptive media streams: Embodiments of a method executable by an adaptive stream concatenation server to deliver a concatenated transport stream to a video distribution system are provided, as are embodiments of adaptive stream concatenation servers. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving an adaptive media stream containing television programming in an adaptive packet... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140189768 - Content creation method and media cloud server: A method and a media cloud server for creating content are disclosed. The method includes: recording and storing a real-time broadcast content transmitted through a broadcaster system; dividing the stored broadcast content according to a predetermined method and storing the segments; storing metadata including descriptions of the segments; and creating... Agent: Alticast Corporation

20140189771 - Adaptive streaming for digital content distribution: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for adapting playback bit rate to available delivery bandwidth in a content delivery system comprising a content server and a content player. A content player periodically estimates whether a given playback bit rate can feasibly provide complete playback for a... Agent: Netflix, Inc.

20140189770 - Digital broadcasting system and data processing method: A digital broadcasting system and a method of processing data are disclosed, which are robust to error when mobile service data are transmitted. To this end, additional encoding is performed for the mobile service data, whereby it is possible to strongly cope with fast channel change while giving robustness to... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140189769 - Information management device, server, and control method: According to one embodiment, an information management device includes a generator, a storage module, a structuring module, a retrieval module, and a result notification module. The generator generates a characteristic quantity of a reproduction content. The storage module stores the generated characteristic quantity. The structuring module generates structure information by... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140189772 - Transmission apparatus, transmission method, and network apparatus: A meta file including information used by a client terminal to acquire a predetermined number of video data streams of given content deliverable by a delivery server via a network is generated. When a transmission request is received from a client terminal, the meta file is transmitted to the client... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140189773 - Method and apparatus for generating media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a storage medium including computer instructions to receive sensory information at a media device from a first mobile communication device where the first mobile communication device obtains at least a portion of the sensory information from at... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140189774 - Devices and methods for multicast: In one embodiment, the method of multicast includes assigning a pilot sequence to each program from among a plurality of programs such that each program has a unique pilot sequence. The method further includes broadcasting the unique pilot sequences for the plurality of programs.... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

  
06/26/2014 > 39 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20140181850 - Methods, systems, and devices for bandwidth conservation: Aspects of bandwidth conservation include accumulating, in a memory device, inputs received over time and identifying a historical pattern from the inputs. The historical pattern includes a channel change operation when data streamed over a network and received is a commercial. Aspects also include determining whether a next input is... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140181849 - System and method for utilizing set-top box testing in television distribution network: Novel tools and techniques to enable data to be tested on subscriber set-top boxes. Some solutions can connect a sever with a group of subscriber set-top boxes through a television distribution network. In some cases, a plurality of set-top boxes are selected, and at least one set-top box is determined... Agent: Centurylink Intellectual Property LLC

20140181851 - Methods circuits apparatuses systems and associated computer executable code for providing viewer analytics relating to broadcast and otherwise distributed content: There is provided according to some embodiments of the present invention methods, circuits, apparatuses, systems and associated computer executable code for providing viewer analytics relating to broadcast or otherwise distributed content.... Agent:

20140181852 - System and method for private online social networking system and for time releasing pre-recorded digital content: A private online social networking system and method that provides time released dispersal of pre-recorded digital video and images wherein users record digital content such as videos and images at a first time, select from several system-generated, user specific criterion for future time release of the digital content to pre-selected... Agent:

20140181853 - Two way control of a set top box using optical character recognition: Features of various implementations are used to control operation of a second electronic device from a first electronic device using indirect control methods and optical character recognition. In some implementations, communication between a primary set-top box and a supplemental set-top box is configured in order to avoid the need for... Agent: Google Inc.

20140181854 - System and a method for interpretating data via audience polling system: A method and a system for interpreting data of audience from a polling session is provided in the present invention. The moderator creates a session for conducting a polling session. The moderator further generates a static data of audience from their personal details obtained from the social networking accounts and... Agent:

20140181857 - Electronic device and method of controlling smart televisions: In a method of controlling a smart television (TV), one or more portable electronic device are authenticated to control the smart TV. When more than one authenticated portable electronic devices send a power-on signal to the smart TV, a normal mode is executed. When only one authenticated portable electronic device... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140181856 - Method and system for distribution of media:

20140181855 - Systems and methods for translating generic requests into device specific requests based on location information: Systems and methods for translating generic requests into requests specific to user media devices selected based on location are provided. In some embodiments, a first instruction data structure containing a request for an action to be performed on media content is received from a user equipment device. A location for... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140181858 - Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, transmission method, program, and broadcast system: To realize a service of data content that can interlock with AV content of programs without providing a band for broadcasting data content in a broadcast band for digital television broadcast, provided is a reception apparatus that receives an audio and/or video (AV) content, the apparatus including: an extraction section... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140181859 - Media processing methods and arrangements: The present technology generally concerns cell phones and other portable devices, and more particularly concerns use of such devices in connection with media content (electronic and physical) and with other systems (e.g., televisions, digital video recorders, and electronic content directories). Some aspects of the technology involve program-centric (as opposed to... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20140181860 - Methods for the dynamic reproduction of content intransmissions in push environments: The invention relates to a method for reproducing audiovisual advertising content in transmissions in push environments without a return channel, comprising: reception and storage of an item of audiovisual content to be reproduced; reception and storage of an item of audiovisual advertising content, together with metadata associated with each item... Agent: Motive Television, S.l.

20140181861 - Personal video recorder e-mail alerts and status: A web-based service which provides a notification such an email to a user to facilitate managing the recording of broadcast content using a personal video recorder (PVR). The user can agree to participate in the service in exchange for emails which can provide information such as a summary of programs... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140181862 - Television system to extract television product placement advertisement data and to store data in a remote control device: A television advertisement system whereby a viewer retrieves product placement contact information for a product, that has been promoted on the viewer's television by using a wireless remote control device. The invention provides the means for a viewer to easily obtain in-hand product contact and detailed information which can then... Agent:

20140181863 - Internet protocol television service: In one example embodiment, a system includes an end device configured to: display an image, receive an input to select an object depicted on the displayed image, and transmit information regarding the object; and a server configured to: receive the information regarding the object from the end device, store the... Agent: Kt Corporation

20140181864 - Media distribution and management platform: An embodiment of the invention simplifies management of the “video lifecycle”. An embodiment includes one of more modules that streamline the video publishing process by abstracting technical steps such as video publishing, updating video, unpublishing video, retrieval or statistics concerning video, authorization to process video, validation of video, video metadata... Agent:

20140181865 - Speech recognition apparatus, speech recognition method, and television set: A speech recognition apparatus includes: a speech acquisition unit which acquires speech uttered by a user; a recognition result acquisition unit which acquires a result of recognition performed on the acquired speech; an extraction unit which, when the recognition result includes a keyword and a selection command that is used... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140181867 - Apparatus and method for managing signals provided to multiple display devices: A method, apparatus, and user interface for providing operational status for multiple communication networks is described. The embodiments include receiving a request to change a program being provided on a first device in the plurality of devices, determining if the requested change requires changing the program provided to at least... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20140181869 - Electronic device and method of controlling electronic device: According to one embodiment, an electronic device of one embodiment is provided with a voice call function for performing a voice call with an external device via a network. The device comprises a reproducer and a controller. The reproducer receives a broadcast signal to reproduce a program contained in the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140181868 - Systems, methods, and user interfaces for facilitating user access to media content: An exemplary method includes a media program guide user interface system 1) displaying a forward-looking view of a media program guide, the forward-looking view including a matrix grid of cells arranged relative to a channel axis and a forward-looking time axis, the cells representing media programs scheduled for transmission on... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20140181866 - Television receiver cloud service augmentation: The configuration of television receivers in a content distribution network. The configuration may include selectively enabling or disabling access by a particular television receiver to a particular cloud computing service. The enabling or disabling may be implemented by user-interaction with a guide that lists cloud computing services each configured to... Agent: Eldon Technology Ltd.

20140181870 - Information system: A system and method for displaying an electronic program schedule guide is provided. The system has areas for displaying program schedule information. In addition, the system also has areas that may be used for advertising programs, products or services. In another embodiment, the system has areas for displaying messages to... Agent: Starsight Telecast Inc.

20140181871 - Information processing apparatus and method and program: In the present invention, there is provide an information processing apparatus configured to present, to a user, a content guide arranged with a plurality of content frames including information for guiding predetermined content, the information processing apparatus including: a presentation control unit for presenting, to the user, if a first... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140181872 - System for presenting media programming guides: A system for presenting media programming guides is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media receiver having a controller element to generate a Media Program Guide (MPG) that groups media programs according to a redundancy of media programs and a viewing... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140181873 - Widget interface management: In one example embodiment, a system includes a server configured to: receive, from a first device, a request to generate a widget interface and a search parameter for video content, generate a list of video content corresponding to the search parameter for the video content, generate the widget interface associated... Agent: Kt Corporation

20140181875 - Automated input in an interactive television system: A method and mechanism for automating user input in an interactive television system. An interactive application is conveyed concurrently with a broadcast programming stream in an interactive television system to a receiver. The interactive application is configured to provide added content to a television viewer upon a request by the... Agent:

20140181874 - Method and system for ordering video content from a first device: A method and system for ordering content includes a first device having an ordering interactive interface having available content. The first device forms a content selection corresponding to the available content from the ordering interactive interface and communicates the content selection to a content processing system. The content processing system... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.

20140181876 - Personalized standby and transition screens: Methods, system, and set-top box are provided. A method for personalizing a home screen of an electronic device includes entering a standby mode of the electronic device, loading modules based on personalization indicators, retrieving content that is associated with the modules, and generating a video signal while the electronic device... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140181877 - Device activation using encoded representation: In one embodiment, a method activates a first device for delivering media to the first device. The method captures, by a second device, an encoded representation being output by the first device. The encoded representation is output by an application upon being provided on the first device where activation of... Agent: Hulu, LLC

20140181878 - Method and system for providing personalized contents: A method is provided for a personalized content delivery system. The method includes detecting a viewing activity of at least one user of a content-presentation device capable of presenting multiple programs in one or more channels, and determining a plurality of user identities of the at least one user. The... Agent: Tcl Research America Inc.

20140181879 - Device-adaptable contents generation device, contents device-adaptable contents generation device, contents reproduction device, and method thereof: A device-adaptable contents generation device includes a media generation unit that generates, based on rich media content, basic level media having a first resolution and at least one extended level media having a higher resolution by stages than the first resolution, a metadata generation unit that generates metadata which allows... Agent: Sk Planet Co., Ltd

20140181880 - Broadcasting system and method for multimedia bitstream: A broadcasting system and its associated broadcasting method for multimedia bitstream are provided. The broadcasting system includes a wireless access point, a broadcasting device and a source device. The broadcasting method includes the following steps. A wireless network is provided by the wireless access point. A multimedia bitstream is provided... Agent: Wistron Corporation

20140181881 - System and method for internet audio/video delivery: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a system for Internet audio/video delivery. Another embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for Internet audio/video delivery.... Agent: Livestream LLC

20140181882 - Method for transmitting metadata documents associated with a video: e

20140181884 - System for transmitting/receiving digital realistic broadcasting based on non-realtime and method therefor: Provided are a transmitting and receiving system for non-realtime based digital realistic broadcasting, and a method thereof. The transmitting system includes a broadcasting TS generator for generating a 2-D TS for a 2-D image and an auxiliary TS for auxiliary information necessary for realistic broadcasting of the 2-D image, and... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140181883 - Systems and methods for delivering network content via an audio-visual receiver: An audio/visual (A/V) transceiver is provided for supplying intent access to a computing device. The A/V receiver comprises a first format module configured to receive and process electronic data in a first format and an Ethernet module configured to transmit electronic data to the computing device in Ethernet format via... Agent:

20140181885 - Multi-layer video stream decoding: Multi-layer dependencies are signaled in an efficient way for a multi-view video stream. Coding or decoding relationship information defining coding or decoding dependencies is represented in bit-efficient syntax code, preferably through usage of hierarchical layer dependencies using layer indices for representing layer dependencies.... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20140181887 - Method for transmitting a broadcast service, apparatus for receiving same, and method for processing an additional service using the apparatus for receiving same: According to the present invention, a method for receiving a broadcast service comprises the steps of: selecting a non-real time service object; receiving service signaling data corresponding to the selected non-real time service object; determining a consumption model of the non-real time service object on the basis of the service... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140181886 - Mobile device caller id to smart tv devices: A method, performed by a mobile communication device, may include detecting a smart television device. The method may further include receiving an incoming telephone call, wherein the incoming telephone call includes caller identification information; providing the caller identification information to the smart television device; receiving an instruction on how to... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

  
06/19/2014 > 42 patent applications in 24 patent subcategories.

20140173640 - Targeted advertisement in the digital television environment: A method for targeted advertisement includes storing a profile tag associated with each user in a device maintained by that user. Each profile tag includes the demographic information of its associated user. A multitude of target tags are also transmitted to the users. Each target tag is associated with an... Agent: Maxlinear, Inc.

20140173641 - Social content monitoring platform apparatuses, methods and systems: The SOCIAL CONTENT MONITORING PLATFORM METHODS (“Social-Watch”) transforms social media contents via Social-Watch components, into ad effects data. A method is disclosed, comprising: identifying a request to access user social media content; obtaining user authorization credentials to access user social media content; sending an access request with the obtained user... Agent: Symphony Advanced Media

20140173642 - System and methods for analyzing content engagement in conjunction with social media: Various embodiments disclose a system and methods for media content analysis based at least in part upon social media data. In some embodiments, a computer system may identify social media messages corresponding to televised content. For example, following the uploading of a television show (or advertisement) to an Internet website,... Agent:

20140173643 - Mobile content tracking platform apparatuses, methods and systems: The MOBILE CONTENT TRACKING PLATFORM METHODS (“Mobile-Track”) transforms TV program schedule listing information and user channel selection via Mobile-Track components, into TV audience viewing data and ad effects data. A method is disclosed, comprising: obtaining TV program schedule listing data; providing the obtained TV program schedule listing data to a... Agent: Symphony Advanced Media

20140173644 - Interactive celebrity portal and methods: A celebrity portal system is disclosed. The celebrity portal system may comprise a celebrity content management engine for receiving first media content based on particular real-time content generated by a particular celebrity; a content publication engine for assisting in publishing second media content based on the first media content to... Agent:

20140173645 - Methods and apparatus for detecting space-shifted media associated with a digital recording/playback device: Methods and apparatus for detecting space-shifted media content associated with a digital recording/playback device are disclosed. An example method for detecting space-shifted media content includes detecting, at a router, a data packet transmitted from a first media device of a home network to a second media device of the home... Agent:

20140173646 - Methods and apparatus to monitor audio/visual content from various sources: Methods and apparatus to monitor audio/visual content from various sources are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein to monitor a media presentation can include counting zero crossings associated with a plurality of audio samples of an audio signal corresponding to the media presentation, and determining whether the audio signal is muted... Agent:

20140173647 - System and method for generating a second screen experience using video subtitle data: Second screen content for a display of an electronic device is generated and displayed in coordination with video content displayed on a display of another electronic device. The generation of the second screen content includes identifying keywords from subtitle data for the video content and identifying links to media content... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Ab

20140173649 - Fast service change: A method and apparatus is described to achieve a fast service change. The method includes: receiving a plurality of transport streams at a client device, each transport stream including a plurality of encrypted services; decrypting an encrypted service from the plurality of encrypted services thereby forming a decrypted service; playing... Agent: Cisco Technology Inc.

20140173648 - Interactive celebrity portal broadcast systems and methods: A celebrity portal system is disclosed. The celebrity portal system may comprise a celebrity content management engine for managing a celebrity portal, the celebrity portal including media content based on real-time multimedia content generated by a particular celebrity and available for consumption by fans; a broadcast information engine for receiving... Agent:

20140173650 - Advertisement analysis and error correlation: A method includes receiving, from an advertisement monitor device, notification of a video stream that includes an advertisement insertion event. The advertisement insertion event includes a scheduled transition between the video program and at least one targeted advertisement associated with a corresponding target group of set top boxes. The method... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20140173651 - Advertisement monitor system: A method includes identifying an advertisement break in a video program schedule. A target group of subscriber devices to receive advertisements at the advertisement break is also identified. The method includes assigning attributes associated with the target group of subscriber devices to each of a plurality of video client applications.... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20140173655 - Advertisement server, advertisement broadcasting terminal, and advertisement publishing method: An advertisement publishing method comprises following steps: recognizing current condition of the advertisement broadcasting terminal. Determining whether the recognized condition meets the publishing condition. Generating and sending a signal to the advertisement server to signal the advertisement server to provide an advertisement when the current condition of the advertisement broadcasting... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140173652 - Apparatus and methods for multimedia coordination: Methods and apparatus for providing coordination between two or more different media distribution channels. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a server and associated client processes disposed ob various components of a managed content distribution network (e.g., cable or satellite network). The server process coordinates with the client processes to... Agent: Time Warner Cable Inc.

20140173653 - Method and system for targeted commerce in network broadcasting: A system and a method for using the system for targeted commerce in network broadcasting are provided. The system includes an interface device configured to receive a multimedia stream from a network, wherein the multimedia stream includes a close captioning string and wherein the interface device is further configured to... Agent: Ebay Inc.

20140173654 - System and method for targeted distribution of advertising without disclosure of personally identifiable informantion: The present invention discloses a system and method for providing targeted advertising in a television distribution system, without the disclosure of personally identifiable information. The system of the present invention comprises an advertisement management system (AMS) operative to monitor the state of one or more clients in the television distribution... Agent: The Warner Cable Inc.

20140173656 - Television: In one aspect of the invention, a TV includes a TV service module, a user service module, a media service module, a system service module, and a user interface (UI) view service module. The TV service module is adapted for providing a standard interface. The user service module is adapted... Agent: Shenzhen Skyworth-rgb Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140173659 - E-commerce system using content platform independent product broadcasting: The following description relates to an e-commerce system using content platform independent product broadcasting which combines a channel map for pay TV broadcasts provided over a broadcasting network with a channel map for product broadcasts provided over the Internet to thereby generate an integrated channel map. Using the integrated channel... Agent: N-commerce. Inc

20140173658 - Program-schedule-generating device, program-data-sharing system, method of generating program schedule, and computer program: The program-schedule-generating device stores program data provided by a plurality of information providers. The program-schedule-generating device specifies a subject user, who is an information provider to which program schedule data is to be transmitted, and specifies another information provider having a predetermined association with the user. The predetermined association referred... Agent:

20140173657 - System and method for auxiliary television programming information: An Auxiliary Electronic Program Guide (AEPG) television system is provided with a receiver having a network interface to accept broadcast channel information, including programs with visual content and Electronic Program Guide (EPG) information describing the programs. The receiver converts selected programs into display data supplied at a display interface. A... Agent:

20140173660 - System and method for distributing and managing multiple content feeds and supplemental content by content provider using an on-screen literactive interface: A system for system administrator to distribute and manage multiple content feeds and supplemental content using an on-screen interactive interface includes: (a) various multimedia sources configured to provide multiple content feeds and supplemental contents, (b) a multimedia server configured to integrate multiple content feeds and supplemental contents over a network,... Agent: Whisper Innovations, LLC

20140173661 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus which cooperates with a terminal apparatus to configure a home network system, including: a frame visual attribute setting section configured to set a frame visual attribute to a window provided on a screen to display a reproduced piece of content; a publication section... Agent:

20140173662 - Multi-dimensional channel directories: Disclosed is a novel system and method for presenting a listing of multimedia content. The method begins with accessing a multi-dimensional data space with a plurality of nodes. Each of the nodes in the multi-dimensional data space contains a set of informational descriptors about multimedia content. User input is received... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140173663 - Multi-dimensional channel directories: Disclosed is a novel system and method for presenting a listing of multimedia content. The method begins with accessing a multi-dimensional data space with a plurality of nodes. Each of the nodes in the multi-dimensional data space contains a set of informational descriptors about multimedia content. User input is received... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140173664 - Information terminal system: When a user selects a topic tag included in a posted article on a display of a timeline obtained from an SNS server, an SNS client looks up an information channel related word table registering correspondence between a TV channel and a term related to the TV channel, searches a... Agent: Alpine Electronics, Inc.

20140173666 - Internet video aggregation system with remote control: Methods and systems for presentation of content through an interface to provide personalized video feeds to a user. A selective feed is generated by combining a first service feed and a second service feed. A control feed is sent to a second end-user device based on the selective feed and... Agent: FrequencyIPHoldings, LLC

20140173665 - Receiving apparatus, reception method, transmitting apparatus, transmission method, and program: An application adjusting unit acquires priority information showing priorities of starts between data broadcasting content transmitted by a broadcasting wave of digital broadcasting and one or more linked applications executed in linkage with the broadcasting content transmitted by the broadcasting wave and determines the priorities of the starts. A data... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140173667 - Mobile phone, display method and computer program: A mobile phone capable of displaying video and other information in a user-friendly manner without interrupting video display in the case where other information is displayed during the display of received video. The mobile phone, on receipt of an external event via a wireless unit during display by a display... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20140173668 - Fast blind scan method insensitive to adjacent channel interference: A fast blind scan method first initializes pointers to fetch a block of spectrum and then checks whether the block contains a high spectrum signal and whether the difference between a carrier frequency of the high spectrum signal and a start pointer is greater than a first threshold. When the... Agent: Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd.

20140173669 - Method to provide a virtual cockpit experience to the flying passenger: A processing unit for providing aircraft information to passengers of an aircraft, a system comprising the processing unit, an aircraft comprising the system, a method for providing aircraft information to passengers of an aircraft, as well as a computer program for performing the method. The processing unit comprises: a receiving... Agent:

20140173670 - Accessing remote video devices: A control server receives a local input to control a remote video device and sends an indication of the local input to the remote video device to control, access, or operate the remote video device. Video data indicative of images provided by the remote video device in response to the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140173672 - Cross layer coordinated channel bonding: Different data communication architectures receive a wide variety of content, including audio and video content, for consumers. The architectures employ channel bonding to deliver more bandwidth than any single communication channel can carry. In some implementations, the communication architectures receive distributed video programming in the form of MPEG2 TS packets,... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20140173671 - Digital broadcasting system and method of processing data in digital broadcasting system: The present invention provides a method of processing data. The method of processing data includes receiving a broadcasting signal where mobile service data are multiplexed with main service data, extracting transmission-parameter-channel signaling information and fast-information-channel signaling information from a data group within the received mobile service data; obtaining first program... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140173673 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and application information table transmitting apparatus: [Solving Means] The information processing apparatus includes: a broadcast content processor configured to receive and process broadcast content; and a controller configured to obtain an application information table, the application information table (XML-AIT) storing an application identification descriptor 24 as information specifying broadcast content, the broadcast content being capable of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140173675 - Distributed infrastructure: Novel tools and techniques for implementing distributed infrastructure are provided. In some techniques, a plurality of user devices, each at a customer premises, can provide video calling services over a network. In some embodiments, each of one or more user devices might be established as a distributed infrastructure element for... Agent: Biscotti Inc.

20140173676 - Fast channel change: A request for a unit of video information is received from a remote video receiver. An initial transmission rate for the unit of video information is determined based at least in part on a decoder model and a typical steady-state transmission rate for the unit of video information. The initial... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20140173677 - Media stream handling: The invention refers to providing a sequence of media segments (21, 22, 23) to a media player (111) to be fetched one after another, wherein the media segments are generated from data packets received at a media receiver (112), the media receiver detecting that a certain media segment (22) cannot... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20140173674 - Server gpu assistance for mobile gpu applications: Various technologies described herein pertain to performing collaborative rendering. A GPU of a mobile device can generate a mobile-rendered video stream based on a first instance of an application executed on the mobile device. A GPU of a server can generate one or more server-rendered video streams based on instance(s)... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140173678 - Broadcast transmitting apparatus, broadcast receiving apparatus, and the method thereof: A broadcast receiving apparatus is disclosed. The broadcast receiving apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a broadcast signal which includes video data; a detector configured to detect error information for determining whether there is an error in a packet identifier information, regarding the video data and correction information for... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140173679 - Digital broadcast receiver and information updating method therefor: A digital broadcast receiver on a mobile body includes: a tuner that receives a broadcast signal of a physical channel; a signal intensity detector that detects a signal intensity of the broadcast signal; a current position detector that detects a current position of the mobile body; a movement direction detector... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140173680 - Full-frame buffer to improve video performance in low-latency video communication systems: Embodiments of apparatuses and methods to decrease a size of a memory in a low-latency video communication system are described. A control unit is configured to monitor a condition associated with at the communication link. The control unit is configured to receive the video content over a link based on... Agent: Silicon Image, Inc.

20140173681 - Method of processing non-real time service and broadcast receiver: A method of receiving and process a broadcast signal including a Non-Real Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of processing a broadcast signal including a Non-Real Time (NRT) service, the method comprises receiving and processing a signaling information table including access information of the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

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