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Interactive video distribution systems

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08/28/2014 > 38 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20140245334 - Personal videos aggregation: Media content programming and portions of the media content programming are aggregated and communicated via a single communication channel based on a user profile. Various channels of video content are selected for viewing content. A channel is configured to communicate various programming according to video content and/or a media source.... Agent: Rawllin International Inc.

20140245335 - Environment object recognition: Methods, systems, and devices for displaying additional or targeted content to a user are disclosed. An image or data capture device associated with a display device may capture an image of a space associated with the user or capture data related to what is being viewed by the viewer's eyes.... Agent:

20140245336 - Favorite media program scenes systems and methods: An exemplary method includes a media program distribution service system 1) receiving data representative of a plurality of scene tags specifying one or more media program scenes tagged by a plurality of end users of a media program distribution service, 2) aggregating the plurality of scene tags, 3) determining, based... Agent: Verizon And Redbox Digital Entertainment Services, LLC

20140245337 - Proxy analytics: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for analyzing behavioral data. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a request for television reporting sample data from a client device. The request includes filtering criteria. The television reporting data comprises channel tune event data and... Agent: Google Inc.

20140245338 - Information processing device, information processing method, information provision device, and information provision system: An ACR service is realized by an information provision server which has not prepared feature point information of a sub sound because only the feature point information is extracted from a main sound and an inquiry is made to the information provision server even when the sub sound is listened... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140245339 - System and method for automatic content program discovery: A system for program information discovery is described. A method and a device for generating and inserting a watermark for such program information discovery into a program signal to be rendered are disclosed, along with the corresponding method and device for watermark detection and decoding from the rendered program signals.... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20140245340 - Systems and methods for third-party aggregated video ratings: A computer implemented method for providing a third-party video content rating unit to a client device, is disclosed. A web browser running on the client device requests video content from a affiliate video content server. The media player running on the client device receives a data stream of the video... Agent: Interpols Network Incorporated

20140245341 - Extending blackout control: Systems and methods for blackout management in media distribution systems may include a central data center in a service provider's domain. The central data server may coordinate with a blackout manager that implements control features for blackout. In contrast to (or to supplement) blackout control solutions that require integrated receiver... Agent: General Instrument Corporation

20140245342 - System and/or method for distributing media content and providing an option to maintain an advertising experience: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to distribution of media content and a system and method for presenting a user-selectable option to permit a user to change a setting for an advertising experience during presentation of such an advertising experience.... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20140245343 - Systems and methods for determining subscription data: A media guidance application is provided by which users can view program listings associated with programming that the user may access using other user equipment devices. The media guidance application, implemented on, for example, a remote system, may determine through communications with television equipment whether or not the television equipment... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140245344 - Copy protection system: A method of modifying the output of an output device is provided. A first code, associated with a first recipient party, is received and used to generate, within the output device, a second code, the second code containing encoded data identifying the first recipient party and instructions for activating an... Agent: Dcs Copy Protection Limited

20140245347 - Control layer indexed playback: A method and system for controlling a playback experience for one or more videos is disclosed. Actions are specified in control documents for the one or more videos. The actions specify start time and duration for each action, optional introductory or confirmation messages or interface controls, optional gestures, and/or intents... Agent: Limelight Networks, Inc.

20140245345 - Mediating digital program insertion for linear streaming media: Exemplary embodiments involve a mediation application executed on a processor determining one or more digital programming insertion breaks in a linear media stream. The linear media stream can include electronic content delivered over a network at a time determined by the content provider. The mediation application can determine that a... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20140245349 - Method for providing a content-sharing service, and a device therefor: A method and apparatus for providing contents-sharing services are provided. The method for providing contents-sharing services includes: receiving a contents-sharing request message for a contents sharer from a first contents reproducing apparatus of a contents sharing requester; transmitting a contents-sharing notify message generated using the received contents-sharing request message to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140245348 - Movie compilation system with integrated advertising: An automated movie compilation system is described. An application on a mobile device has a capture component that samples media assets and a data asset synchronizer that synchronizes the media assets over a network with a backend server. The backend server has an asset data synchronizer that stores the media... Agent: Splenvid, Inc.

20140245346 - Overwriting existing media content with viewer-specific advertisements: Embodiments are directed to pacing on-demand linear advertisement entries to appear as being live entries, to generating a sequential segment map from a parallel playlist and to consolidating linear ad and main content portions into a single linear chunklist. In one embodiment, a computer system receives video content updates for... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140245350 - System for and method of processing a video clip to identify an occluding object: A system for and a method of processing a video clip to identify an occluding object. In an embodiment, a video clip comprising a sequence of frames is obtained. The video clip has an identified target area and an occluding object that at least partially occludes the target area. A... Agent:

20140245351 - System for booking television programs: A computer system in which a touch-screen display displays an electronic program guide to a user. A first user can book to watch a television program at a future time by selecting a “book to watch” button 56 on the EPG. The first user can then invite a number of... Agent:

20140245352 - Time-sensitive content update: In one embodiment, a method includes determining available media content from one or more content sources and providing at least a portion of the available media content for display in a programming guide on a display device of a user. The programming guide includes a plurality of entries each associated... Agent: Facebook, Inc.

20140245353 - Methods and systems for displaying media listings: Methods and system are described herein for a media guidance application, which allows a user to more quickly and easily navigate available media listings. Specifically, the media guidance application generates a plurality of media cells each corresponding to a particular media listing. In addition, the media guidance application generates a... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140245354 - Systems and methods for video-rich navigation: Methods and systems are disclosed that provide a user with efficient video-rich navigation (VRN) of media assets in an interactive media guidance application, such as an interactive program guide. A user can select a displayed video asset and perform an action on the selectable video asset, for example, using a... Agent: Rovi Guides, Inc.

20140245356 - Personal television channel and system and method thereof: A system for presenting media programming guides is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to transmit to a media source a request to access media content of a personal television (TV) channel composed by a subscriber... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140245355 - System for interacting with an electronic program guide: A computer system includes a display that displays an electronic program guide to a user. A data storage unit includes keywords related to television shows currently being broadcast. A server device is configured to retrieve real-time data related to a person of interest from the internet by monitoring messages that... Agent:

20140245357 - Method and system to navigate viewable content: A method and system to navigate viewable content in the context of television entertainment is provided. In one example embodiment, the system comprises a presentation module to present main content on a display screen, a communications module to receive a first request associated with a first directional key on a... Agent: Opentv, Inc.

20140245358 - Enhanced content interface: Systems and methods for presenting content are disclosed. One method can comprise presenting an interface such as a content guide comprising a field relating to content. A selection of one or more of a plurality of filters can be received. A first indicator representing first information can be presented if... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

20140245359 - Content delivery network interconnection (cdni) mechanism: Embodiments contemplate the movement of mobile node (MN) from a first access network to a second access network, while in communication with a CDN server (e.g. a surrogate providing a multimedia streaming session). The server selection may become sub-optimal as a result of this movement. A first CDN may learn... Agent: Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.

20140245360 - Mobile telecommunications apparatus for receiving and displaying more than one service: Mobile telecommunications apparatus has a receiver for receiving concurrently a plurality of broadcast services containing image data content, and a display device with a display area operable to display an image corresponding to the content of at least one of the services in a first mode in which the content... Agent: Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.

20140245361 - Multilevel satellite broadcasting system for providing hierarchical satellite broadcasting and operation method of the same: Provided is a multilevel satellite broadcasting system for providing a hierarchical satellite broadcasting, including a demodulator to demodulate a transmitted multilevel compression stream based on a modulation parameter, a hierarchical video decoder to receive the demodulated multilevel compression stream, and a channel predicting and controlling unit to process at least... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140245362 - Systems and methods for accessing recoverable program content: Content delivery systems and methods are operable to provide recoverable program content to a media device. An exemplary embodiment detects an occurrence of a qualifying event, wherein the qualifying event is associated with an unavailable portion of a program of interest; communicates a request to establish a backchannel between the... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140245363 - Method for audio-video re-matching of tv programs on mobile terminal, and mobile terminal: The disclosure discloses a method for audio-video re-matching of TV programs on a mobile terminal, including that: when a mobile terminal receives from a user a request to perform re-matching on a current program, the mobile terminal determines whether the user requires to re-match the current program with a new... Agent: Zte Corporation

20140245364 - Systems and methods for distributing video on demand: A method of receiving content includes joining an in-progress multicast stream to receive a first portion of a content. The method further includes sending a request to a peer for a catch-up portion of the content, the request including a deadline for delivery of the content, and receiving the catch-up... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140245366 - Method and apparatus for establishing a time base: The present invention relates to a method of and apparatus for establishing a time base for variable data rate traffic data received from an asynchronous network. In some embodiments, the invention relates to a method of and apparatus for establishing a time base for a compression coded video signal transmitted... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20140245367 - Method for providing a video, transmitting device, and receiving device: A method for providing a video includes: (a) acquiring a first main video captured of a first capture space, and a second main video captured of a second capture space including a space other than the first capture space; (b) generating a wide-angle video by combining the plurality of main... Agent:

20140245365 - Systems and methods for enabling and managing social television: The field of the invention relates to social television, and more particularly to systems and methods that enable and manage social television. In a preferred embodiment, a central server system operably coupled to a public computer network is included. The central server system is configured to enable and manage social... Agent:

20140245368 - Smart receiver for mashup service based on convergence and receiving method thereof: A smart receiver for a mashup services based on convergence includes a hardware platform which receives a digital broadcast and supports an added service, a smart receiver hardware module which supports a multimedia function of the hardware platform and a mashup service, and a smart receiver software module which supports... Agent: Jiwu Media Co., Ltd.

20140245369 - Automated movie compilation system: An automated movie compilation system is described. An application on a mobile device has a capture component that samples media assets and a data asset synchronizer that synchronizes the media assets over a network with a backend server. The backend server has an asset data synchronizer that stores the media... Agent: Splenvid, Inc.

20140245371 - Device and method for providing content by accessing content stream in hybrid 3d tv, and device and method for reproducing content: A content providing apparatus and method, and a content reproduction apparatus and method for accessing a content stream in a hybrid three-dimensional television (3DTV) are disclosed. The content providing apparatus may include a content stream generation unit to generate a first content stream corresponding to a reference image and a... Agent: Kookmin University Industry Academy Cooperation Foundation

20140245370 - System and method for the broadcast dissemination of time-ordered data: A stream of time-ordered data, such as a movie, is divided into multiple fragments of equal length, which are repetitively transmitted at different respective repetition rates. The fragments are reordered for transmission so that those which occur near the beginning of the original data stream are transmitted more frequently than... Agent: Interval Licensing LLC

  
08/21/2014 > 45 patent applications in 27 patent subcategories.

20140237492 - Systems and methods for automated media programming (amp): Automated media programming (AMP) systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment of an AMP system, a computer server is communicatively coupled to the Internet and provides a website for enabling uploading of media content, sorting the media content, and downloading the media content. Independent users are permitted to submit,... Agent:

20140237494 - Contents receiving device and method for receiving encoded contents, contents supplying device and method for supplying encoded contents: An encoded contents receiving method of a contents receiving device is disclosed. The method includes pairing with a mobile device through wired or wireless communication, receiving a private key which is generated by the paired mobile device, receiving an encoded control word (CW) from a contents supplying device, and decoding... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140237493 - Method and system for remote video monitoring and remote video broadcast: A method for subscribing users to a video monitoring service and video broadcast service are disclosed. Viewers can login to a secure website run by a server in the cloud to remotely view streamed video images from one or more portable video monitoring devices. The viewers and subscribers to the... Agent: Peekaboo Corporation Of Deepwater

20140237495 - Method of providing user specific interaction using device and digital television(dtv), the dtv, and the user device: An interactive method includes displaying image content received through a television (TV) network, identifying an object of interest of a user among a plurality of regions or a plurality of objects included in the image content, and providing additional information corresponding to the object of interest.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140237496 - Audience segment validation device and method: In one embodiment, a non-transitory computer-readable medium contains computer-executable instructions that, upon execution, result in the implementation of operations comprising: receiving from a third party data corresponding to a first collection of users, each user having first data associating the user to a first audience segment; acquiring or creating audience... Agent: Effective Measure International Pty Ltd

20140237497 - Systems and methods for automated media programming (amp): Automated media programming (AMP) systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment of an AMP system, a computer server is communicatively coupled to the Internet and provides a website for enabling uploading of media content, sorting the media content, and downloading the media content. Independent users are permitted to submit,... Agent:

20140237498 - Cross platform content exposure tracking: A system for tracking how often content items are accessed by devices across multiple platforms is described. The content items may comprise advertisements. When a device accesses a content item, the device may detect the presence of a tag included with the content item. Based on the tag, the device... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

20140237499 - Simulcast resolution in content matching systems: Example methods disclosed herein to identify media sources include determining whether a first time difference between a first meter signature and a second meter signature associated with presented media is equivalent to a second time difference between a first reference signature determined to match the first meter signature and a... Agent: The Nielsen Company (us), LLC

20140237500 - Apparatus and method for providing a user customized and/or personal television and/or entertainment account: A computer-implemented method, including receiving, with a receiver, information regarding a selection of entertainment content available for receiving pursuant to a personal entertainment account, wherein the personal entertainment account provides entertainment content provided by a plurality of entertainment content providers, processing, with a processing device or with a computer, the... Agent:

20140237502 - Excluding specific application traffic from customer consumption data: Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for excluding specific application traffic from customer consumption-based data billing counts. This is useful for excluding traffic from consumption totals where the application traffic has been accounted for using other means, such as through billing as a separate or technically distinct service. In... Agent:

20140237501 - Systems and methods for customizing presentation of video content: Systems and methods for customized presentation of video content. In one embodiment, a system includes a processor coupled to one or more data sources that store video content and skip data which identifies potentially objectionable portions of the video content. The processor identifies a user-provided indication of a level of... Agent:

20140237503 - System for managing media content for a personal television channel: A system for presenting media programming guides is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor can have a controller to transmit to a media source a request to access media content of a personal television (TV) channel composed by a... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140237505 - Network-based digital video recorder playback adapter: This disclosure describes systems and methods related to a network-based digital video recorder playback adapter. In some embodiments, a request for digital content may be received from a customer device. A plurality of segments associated with the digital content may be received. A content stream may be generated based at... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.

20140237504 - System and method for delivering satellite services at multiple security levels: The disclosed embodiments relate to a system and method for delivering satellite services at multiple security levels. More specifically, there is provided a method comprising determining a level of security supported by a first set top box (22a), encoding a first IP packet containing a satellite service using the level... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20140237506 - System and method for promoting marketable items: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to receive from a media communication system metadata describing one or more marketable items depicted in a media program supplied by the media communication system, present images of the media program... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140237509 - Integrated cable modem and cable television management system: An audio/video (A/V) processing system may receive a broadcast signal that includes commercials. The system may detect a first communication in the broadcast signal and obtain a user commercial type selection. The system may control whether to present the first commercial in the broadcast signal responsive to the user commercial... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20140237507 - Method and system for device discovery and content management on a network: Apparatus and methods for downloading selected multimedia content and applications. In one embodiment, the apparatus and methods enable various options or functionalities for programming content over a home network. A web-based user interface on a consumer device controls a set-top box (STB) over a local home network is utilized. An... Agent: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC

20140237511 - Method of providing a personalized advertisement in a receiver: The present invention relates to a method of providing a personalized advertisement performed in a receiver which receives and provides a broadcast signal, the method including the steps of: (a) previously preparing so as to be able to provide at least a portion of the personalized advertisement without a time... Agent: Anypoint Media Group

20140237508 - Method, navigation and display system for widget notifications on internet-enabled devices: System and method for navigation of widgets notifications (21) on a display (20) of a display unit (11), which display unit (11) is provided with an internal or external Internet-enabled device (12) which provides Internet to the display unit (11), and the system includes an internal or external control device... Agent:

20140237510 - Personalized augmented a/v stream creation: A personalized audio and/or video (AV) stream is created for a user. A first stream of AV data is selected by reference to predetermined user preferences. One or more further data streams having a predetermined relation to the first stream are selected. Portions of the first stream are identified and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140237512 - System for combining recorded application state with application streaming interactive video output: An apparatus for recording application state information over time while simultaneous recording application streaming interactive video output. A playback means in which the recorded application video may be played back or the application may be re-executed with the application state information.... Agent: Ol2, Inc.

20140237514 - Method and apparatus for secure transfer and playback of multimedia content: A method and apparatus for secure transfer and playback of multimedia content enables the secure transfer of multimedia content from a digital video recorder (DVR) to a personal computer (PC) and further to a handheld device. A DVR determines which devices on a Local Area Network (LAN) are authorized to... Agent: Tivo Inc.

20140237515 - System and method for control of a set top box: According to one example embodiment disclosed herein, there is provided a system and an article of manufacture allowing a set top box to be controlled from an interactive voice response unit. A system according to an example embodiment may include a set top box control processor having a common-layer application... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140237513 - Variable modulation unicast system: A system is described that consists of a variable modulation unicast system that utilizes multiple modulation schemes in a cable network for unicast applications and is capable of assigning users to different channels of differing modulation schemes in the network based on a feedback signal received in response to a... Agent: Entropic Communications, Inc.

20140237516 - Capture of stylized tv table data via ocr: In certain implementations consistent with the present invention, a method of detecting text in a television video display table involves saving a frame of video to a memory device; determining that the frame of video contains a table having cells containing text; storing a working copy of the frame of... Agent: Sony Electronics Inc.

20140237517 - Data distribution unit for vehicle entertainment system: A data distribution unit for a vehicle includes a wireless receiver configured to receive coded data wirelessly via a cellular network, a signal processor configured to decode the coded data into video data and audio data, and a wireless transmitter configured to transmit the video data wirelessly to a display... Agent: Voxx International Corporation

20140237518 - In-vehicle display for audio-video distribution: An in-vehicle display for audio-video distribution. The in-vehicle display may comprise a mounting arrangement and an entertainment system, wherein the entertainment system may further comprise: a housing, at least one display screen, a communication tool, and one or more connection modules. The mounting arrangement is generally configured to mount the... Agent:

20140237519 - Control device and control method: A device that controls devices in a network includes a storage unit configured to store registration information in which one or more pieces of identification information that identifies a device as a control target from among devices in the network are registered beforehand, and a processor configured to execute a... Agent: Fujitsu Mobile Communications Limited

20140237522 - Cloud-enabled network-based digital video recorder: This disclosure describes systems and methods related to a cloud-enabled network-based digital video recorder. In some embodiments, a request to record an asset may be received from a client device. An asset record associated with the request may be created. A first record event for generation of a manifest file... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.

20140237520 - Content management in a cloud-enabled network-based digital video recorder: This disclosure describes systems and methods related to content management in a cloud-enabled network-based digital video recorder. In some embodiments, a request to view a listing of content assets associated with a user account may be received from a user device. One or more content assets associated with the user... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.

20140237523 - Content synchronization system, content-synchronization control device, and content playback device: A content synchronization system can be provided with which, under HTTP, a content-synchronization control device can control each content playback device so that content control is synchronized in multiple content playback devices. Inquiry reception means 82 receives an inquiry for determining presence/absence of playback control command transmitted from each content... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140237521 - Entitlement validation and quality control of content in a cloud-enabled network-based digital video recorder: This disclosure describes system and methods related to entitlement validation and quality control of content in a cloud-enabled network-based digital video recording system. In some embodiments, whether a record event exists may be determined. The record event may indicate an entitlement check associated with a content asset needs to be... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.

20140237524 - Methods and apparatus for variable delay compensation in networks: Methods and apparatus for performing dynamic compensation for delays over extant infrastructure within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a cable network, and the infrastructure comprises that nominally used for on-demand (OD) services such as VOD. The method includes periodically or situationally assessing variable delays within the... Agent:

20140237525 - Storage optimization in a cloud-enabled network-based digital video recorder: This disclosure describes systems and methods related to cloud-enabled network-based digital video recording. In some embodiments, a request to copy a file to a plurality of target file locations may be received. A file may be retrieved and processed. The processing may include apportioning the file into a plurality of... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.

20140237526 - System, device and method for transrating file based assets: A video transrater, and a transrater system and method. The transrater, system and method may select an optimal bit rate from among a plurality of available bit rates in order to obtain a particular video quality and/or format.... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

20140237528 - Apparatus and method for use with a data stream: Telecommunications Network and Method An apparatus (201) comprises an interface (205) for receiving a data stream (203), for example a digital media data stream such as MPEG2-TS. The data stream (203) comprises a set of component parts (for example video, audio, subtitle), wherein one or more of the component parts... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20140237529 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: Identification information “common” that is common to all business operators can be set as an organization ID for specifying a business operator providing an application. In addition, when the common identification information “common” is set as an organization ID of an acquired XML-AIT, an application controller (508) does not judge... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140237527 - Method and apparatus for presenting media programs: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller to collect data indicative of temporal actions initiated by a group of users during presenting a media program. The data indicative of the temporal actions are collected in a collective metadata archive. Portions of the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property Ii, Lp

20140237531 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and server apparatus: Solving Means There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a broadcast processing unit that receives and processes a broadcast resource constituted of a plurality of types of media information; and a controller that acquires an application information table which stores information requisite for activating an application that can use... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140237530 - Methods, computer program products, and virtual servers for a virtual collaborative environment: Implementation of a virtual service includes connecting a set top box (STB) of a first user to a STB of a second user and a STB of a third user, providing a first video of the first and second users to corresponding STBs, and providing a second video of the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140237532 - Closed-captioning uniform resource locator capture system and method: A particular method includes extracting, at a computing device, uniform resource locator data from closed-captioning content. The method further includes receiving, at the computing device, user settings via a network interface. The user settings include an organizational preference corresponding to the uniform resource locator data. The method also includes generating,... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140237533 - Method and system for managing interactive multimedia content broadcast on television: Method for managing interactive multimedia content designed to be displayed on the screen of a television set (30), this method comprising the following steps—Identification of at least one interactive element contained in the interactive multimedia content (10);—Labelling of a copy of the identified interactive element;—Storage of the labelled interactive element;—Provision... Agent: Alcatel Lucent

20140237534 - Control plane architecture for multicast cache-fill: A multicast content delivery system can use both multicast and unicast streams to efficiently use available bandwidth to deliver content. Available multicast content can be identified to gateways serving consumption devices, and the gateways can receive requests for unicast content deliver, but honor the requests with multicast group sessions.... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

20140237535 - Method and apparatus for distributing media: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media distribution device having a support structure adapted for removably receiving a server module, a plurality of encoders, and an Internet Protocol (IP) router module; and a bus adapted for placing the server module, the plurality... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140237536 - Method of displaying contents, method of synchronizing contents, and method and device for displaying broadcast contents: A method of displaying contents, a method of synchronizing contents, and a method and device for displaying contents are provided. The method includes: receiving initial scene configuration information of a content written in a markup language from an external device, structuralizing the initial scene configuration information, rendering the content according... Agent: University-industry Cooperation Group Of Kyung Hee University

  
08/14/2014 > 47 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.

20140229959 - Automatic configuration of household playback devices: Embodiments are provided for causing a playback device to be automatically added to a secure network for rendering media in synchrony with other devices in the secure network. The playback device may, without any input from a user, transmit a first message indicating that the playback device is available to... Agent:

20140229960 - End of show handling: A content delivery system that works in a broadcast and linear content environment causing real time display of received linear content. The system limits the display of the linear content by determining a time to automatically change the display of the linear content based upon program guide information and other... Agent: Kuautli Media Investment Zrt.

20140229961 - Methods and apparatus to count audience members: Methods and apparatus to count audience members are disclosed. An example method includes determining a first viewing count of a number of times that a first person was historically logged in to a measurement apparatus during a day part; determining a second viewing count of a number of times that... Agent:

20140229962 - Television viewers interaction and voting method: A method of providing audience feedback for a program includes a communication forming tag patterns embedded in an audio or video format. The communication is formed by software on a viewer device that encodes a message signal. When a link to the program is activated by the software viewers may... Agent:

20140229963 - Time varying evaluation of multimedia content: Methods, systems, devices and computer program products are provided to facilitate enhanced use and interaction with multimedia content that is based on a time-varying evaluation of the multimedia content. While a content is being presented on a first device, timing information identifying temporal locations of segments of the content within... Agent:

20140229964 - Interest prediction: System and methods for providing access to particular media content. First media content may be output for presentation by a display device. Second media content other than the first media content may be monitored. A determination may be made as to whether the second media content has a priority greater... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20140229965 - Method and system for the determination of a present viewer in smart tv: The invention relates to a system for determining a list of currently watching one or more viewers of a smart TV, which comprises at the smart TV: (a) a mobile phone connection unit for detecting pre-registered telephones of potential viewers that are within a short range from the TV; (b)... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140229967 - Program guide system with monitoring of advertisement usage and user activities: A program guide system is provided in which interactive television program guide advertisement usage is monitored. Advertisement usage may be monitored by monitoring when advertisements are transmitted from a television distribution facility to user television equipment. Advertisement usage information may also be monitored by monitoring when advertisements are received by... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140229966 - Real-time viewing and opinion analytics for connected devices: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to a method and system for viewership analysis of a program with or without user intervention as disclosed in the embodiments herein. The system uses either a comment analysis method which requires user inputs or a time measurement method which does not require user inputs,... Agent:

20140229968 - Content delivery: Systems and methods are described that relate to delivering content to users. In one aspect, a primary client device and/or servers may communicate with secondary client devices to determine the identity of one or more users requesting content at the primary client device. Once the users and other attributes are... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

20140229969 - Multifunction multimedia device: A method for interpreting messages, user-defined alert conditions, voice commands and performing an action in response is described. A method for annotating media content is described. A method for presenting additional content associated with media content identified based on a fingerprint is described. A method for identifying that an advertisement... Agent: Tivo Inc.

20140229970 - Methods and apparatus to measure exposure to streaming media: Methods and apparatus to measure exposure to streaming media are described. An example method includes demultiplexing a closed captioning transport stream from a media stream, the media stream intercepted intermediate a media device and a display. Metadata is extracted from the closed captioning transport stream. At least one of the... Agent:

20140229971 - Systems and methods for consumer control over interactive television exposure: Systems and Methods for allowing a user to control access to interactive television applications and events are provided. One method includes detecting an interactive television event destined for a user's device, and determining at least one of whether the interactive television application event is allowed, disallowed, or conditionally allowed to... Agent: Rakuten, Inc.

20140229973 - Authoring system for iptv network: In an embodiment, a system and method permit an IPTV subscriber to display on a channel of an IPTV network video data from a subscriber video database. The system may include, in addition to the IPTV network and the subscriber database, an IPTV server and an IPTV set top box.... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140229974 - Information processing apparatus, information processing system,information processing method, television program broadcasting method,program, and information storage media: Of the types of content included in a broadcast signal, a type of content different from broadcast content is selectively stored. A broadcast signal reception block receives a broadcast signal of a selected channel. A display control block controls such that broadcast content included in the broadcast signal received by... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

20140229972 - Method to identify the origin of a security module in pay-tv decoder system: A method to identify the origin of a security module in a pay-tv system comprising: receiving by the pay-tv decoder system at least a first stream, a second stream and a control word stream, the first and second streams being encrypted by a first and a second control word, respectively,... Agent: Nagravision S.a.

20140229977 - Distributed live multimedia switching mechanism and network: A method includes discovering live video feeds. The discovered live feeds are presented on a website. The viewing of one or more live video feeds and interaction with entities that are generating the live video feeds is enabled.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20140229978 - Interrelated multiple screen advertising: In multiple screen environments, an advertising server and a media server can interact with the multiple screens to ensure that advertisements are acknowledged by a viewer. In one example, a main or first screen is obscured to some extent until a viewer acknowledges the advertisement on one or more secondary... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20140229979 - Reception apparatus, reception method, transmission apparatus, and transmission method: Disclosed herein is a reception apparatus including: a reception block configured to receive AV content; a trigger information capture block configured to capture trigger information for controlling an operation of an application program to be executed in coordination with said AV content; and a control block configured to control an... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140229976 - Rendering content for personal over-the-top network video recorder: Live streaming video content is processed and stored for real-time delivery of the content, future VoD viewing of the content, and time-shifted viewing of the content, by manipulating a common manifest or playlist. Previously stored content may be reordered and/or recombined in order to provide a personalized content viewing experience.... Agent: Azuki Systems, Inc.

20140229975 - Systems and methods of out of band application synchronization across devices: The systems and methods of out of band application synchronization across devices disclosed herein include a companion application running on a secondary device, such as a mobile device. An out-of-band file containing program event markers is transmitted to a set top box. These program event markers may be used to... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.

20140229980 - Mechanism for rendering advertising objects into featured content: Systems and methods are provided for inserting an advertisement into a data stream. In accordance with one implementation, a method is provided that includes operations performed by one or more processors, including extracting a metatag from the data stream and identifying an advertising descriptor based the extracted metatag and characteristics... Agent: Aol Inc.

20140229984 - System and method for content browsing using a non-realtime connection: A method of and system for providing content-related interactivity services to a mobile device, comprising receiving automatically by a content server from a wireless connection first information related to browsing interests of a user of the mobile device, receiving automatically by the content server metadata describing live-content, retrieving automatically based... Agent:

20140229981 - System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to epg information: In one aspect, the present invention describes a method for modifying an advertisement in an EPG comprising the steps of: storing television schedule information in a first database; storing advertisement information in a second database; incorporating a portion of the television schedule information into a portion of the advertisement information... Agent: Gemstar Development Corporation

20140229982 - System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to epg information: In one aspect, the present invention describes a method for modifying an advertisement in an EPG comprising the steps of: storing television schedule information in a first database; storing advertisement information in a second database; incorporating a portion of the television schedule information into a portion of the advertisement information... Agent: Gemstar Development Corporation

20140229983 - System and method of delivering advertisement data to a mobile device: A method of delivering advertisement data to a mobile device that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, extracting metadata from video content corresponding to the selected advertisement in response to receiving an advertisement selection command and sending the metadata to an advertising management system. Data is... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140229985 - Method for real time distribution of dealership generated data and media originating from a retail environment: A system for real time distribution of data and media is disclosed. The system may include a processor that executes instructions to authenticate an employee into an application based on login information received for the employee. The processor may enable the employee to access the application if the employee is... Agent: Brothers Media Group, LLC

20140229986 - Client-server based interactive guide with server recording: An interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to select programs for recording on a remote media server. Programs may also be recorded on a local media server. The program guide provides users with VCR-like control over programs that are... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140229987 - Interactive media guidance application with intelligent navigation and display features: Methods and systems are disclosed that allow a user to efficiently navigate media selections in an interactive media guidance application and easily identify media for viewing. The disclosed methods and systems provide an environment wherein video assets are displayed according to a user preference on a mosaic page with multiple... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140229988 - System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to epg information: In one aspect, the present invention describes a method for modifying an advertisement in an EPG comprising the steps of: storing television schedule information in a first database; storing advertisement information in a second database; incorporating a portion of the television schedule information into a portion of the advertisement information... Agent: Gemstar Development Corporation

20140229989 - Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals: According to an aspect, there is provided a digital television (DTV) data stream including program and system information protocol (PSIP) data associated with content of the DTV data stream, the PSIP data including a virtual channel table (VCT) and an event information table (EIT), the EIT comprising: a source identification... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140229990 - Display apparatus, server and control method thereof: A display apparatus includes a display configured to display an image of a broadcasting program; a communication section configured to communicate with a server; a controller configured to control to transmit view information about a broadcasting program viewed by a user to the server, receive information about a broadcasting program... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140229991 - Synchronization guides for group video watching: Systems and devices are disclosed for recommending items in a video series to a group of viewers. In general, video series item recommendations are generated for a viewer group detected within a viewing area of a media device based on personal viewing histories of users in the viewer group. In... Agent: Eloy Technology, LLC

20140229992 - Systems and methods for providing enhanced sports watching media guidance: Systems and methods for enhanced sports-related media content access and display are provided. An intelligent tuning module for multi-tuner systems may designate one sporting event as a primary sporting event and another sporting event as a secondary sporting event. A primary tuner may tune the primary event whenever possible and... Agent: Rovi Guides, Inc.

20140229995 - Client-server based interactive guide with server recording: An interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to select programs for recording on a remote media server. Programs may also be recorded on a local media server. The program guide provides users with VCR-like control over programs that are... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140229993 - Display apparatus, server and control method thereof: Exemplary embodiments disclose a display apparatus, a server, and a control method thereof. The display apparatus includes: a signal processor configured to process a broadcasting signal of a predetermined channel; a displayer configured to display an image based on the processed broadcasting signal; a communication section configured to communicate with... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140229994 - Television system: A system comprising: a first user terminal comprising a television receiver for receiving a selected television channel, the television channel being selected by a first user activation and comprising a main video stream, and the first terminal further comprising a first controller and an output for outputting the main video... Agent: Espial Limited

20140229996 - Systems and methods for providing enhanced sports watching media guidance: Systems and methods for enhanced sports-related media content access and display are provided. An intelligent tuning module for multi-tuner systems may designate one sporting event as a primary sporting event and another sporting event as a secondary sporting event. A primary tuner may tune the primary event whenever possible and... Agent: Rovi Guides, Inc.

20140229997 - Satellite broadcasting and communication transmitting method and apparatus operable in broad signal to noise ratio (snr) environment: Provided is a technology applicable to a broad signal to noise ratio (SNR) environment for a satellite communication and broadcasting service, including a mapper to modulate a forward error correction frame based on a predetermined constellation, a physical layer header processor to add a physical layer header to the modulated... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140229998 - Distributed rendering synchronization control for display clustering: A method for content rendering in a clustered display network. The method includes assigning a role to each of multiple client display devices by a distributing display device. A rendering responsibility for each of the client display devices is assigned by the distributing display device. Received content is fed, by... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140229999 - Convenient video program start over system and method for a video entertainment distribution network: A system and method are described herein for providing an convenient video program start over system and method for a video entertainment distribution network whereby a user may interactively revert back to the beginning of an ongoing video program that is currently broadcasted over the video distribution network. The novel... Agent: ComcastIPHoldings I, LLC

20140230000 - Video on demand architecture: A video on demand (VoD) network architecture implements a gateway that provides both satellite-based communications and radio frequency-based communications. The gateway may receive a content request from a video client and determine whether the content request corresponds to a content delivery network (CDN). When the content request corresponds to the... Agent:

20140230001 - Techniques for call integration with a television set-top box (stb): Techniques for call integration are provided. Call logs associated with multiple voice accounts are acquired and integrated as an integrated call log. The integrated call log is presented at a display. A user can take a variety of actions on the integrated call log as a whole or on individual... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140230002 - Reception device, reception method, program, and information processing system: Provided is a reception device including a reception unit configured to receive AV content, a feature value extraction unit configured to extract a feature value from data of the received AV content, an identification result acquisition unit configured to acquire an identification result of the AV content identified using the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140230003 - Content processing for personal over-the-top network video recorder: Live streaming video content is processed and stored for real-time delivery of the content, future VoD viewing of the content, and time-shifted viewing of the content, by manipulating a common manifest or playlist. Previously stored content may be reordered and/or recombined in order to provide a personalized content viewing experience.... Agent: Azuki Systems, Inc.

20140230004 - Dtv receiving system and method of processing dtv signal: A digital television (DTV) receiving system includes an information detector, a resampler, a timing recovery unit, and a carrier recovery unit. The information detector detects a known data sequence which is periodically inserted in a digital television (DTV) signal received from a DTV transmitting system. The resampler resamples the DTV... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140230005 - Method and system for media processor: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a presentation device having a controller that performs operations including enabling a supply of power to a portable battery operated device from a presentation port where the presentation port is a high definition multimedia interface port by... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

  
08/07/2014 > 49 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.

20140223458 - Channel tune dwell times: Set top box logs are received from a television provider and processed to identify channel tunes and channel tune times. The channel tunes and channel tune times of the log data can be compared to expected air times of television advertisements on channels, and an impression values, e.g., projected viewers,... Agent: Google Inc.

20140223459 - Method and system for tracking and managing playback of multimedia content: A system and method for tracking and managing playback of advertisements is disclosed. The system includes a processor configured to process the multimedia content, including advertisements, and generate a video signature/audio signature corresponding to the multimedia content. The video/audio signature is subsequently embedded/superimposed on at least one of the frames... Agent:

20140223462 - System and method for enhancing content using brain-state data: A computer system or method may be provided for modulating content based on a person's brainwave data, including modifying presentation of digital content at at least one computing device. The content may also be modulated based on a set of rules maintained by or accessible to the computer system. The... Agent:

20140223460 - System and method for user monitoring and intent determination: Sensing interfaces associated with a home entertainment system are used to automate a system response to events which occur in a viewing area associated with the home entertainment system. Data derived from such sensing interfaces may also be used to enhance the response readiness of one or more system components.... Agent:

20140223461 - System and method for user monitoring and intent determination: Sensing interfaces associated with a home entertainment system are used to automate a system response to events which occur in a viewing area associated with the home entertainment system. Data derived from such sensing interfaces may also be used to enhance the response readiness of one or more system components.... Agent: Universal Electronics Inc.

20140223464 - Methods and systems for creating and managing multi participant sessions: A method of creating a multi participant session among a plurality of viewers of media content. The method comprises automatically identifying which media content is currently presented on a plurality of client terminals of a plurality of subscribers, receiving, from a first subscriber, a first selection indicative of a template... Agent: Comigo Ltd.

20140223463 - System and method for user monitoring and intent determination: Sensing interfaces associated with a home entertainment system are used to automate a system response to events which occur in a viewing area associated with the home entertainment system. Data derived from such sensing interfaces may also be used to enhance the response readiness of one or more system components.... Agent: Universal Electronics Inc.

20140223466 - Method and apparatus for recommending video from video library: A method for recommending a video from a video library, and the method includes obtaining a user session composed of unrestricted content; analyzing semantics of the user session; according to the semantics of the user session, selecting subtitles that match the semantics of the user session from subtitles included in... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140223465 - System and method for user monitoring and intent determination: Sensing interfaces associated with a home entertainment system are used to automate a system response to events which occur in a viewing area associated with the home entertainment system. Data derived from such sensing interfaces may also be used to enhance the response readiness of one or more system components.... Agent: Universal Electronics Inc.

20140223467 - Providing recommendations based upon environmental sensing: Embodiments are disclosed that relate to providing digital content recommendations based upon environmental sensor data. For example, one embodiment provides a computing device configured to receive sensor data from a sensor system, to detect a user present in the use environment via the sensor data, identify the user, recognize a... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140223468 - Preview-based content monitoring and blocking system: Systems and devices are disclosed for monitoring and controlling usage of media content by blocking usage of media segments. In one embodiment, usage data defining usage, or consumption, of the media content is obtained. A pattern in media segments in the media content based on the usage data is detected... Agent: Eloy Technology, LLC

20140223469 - Sharing user settings and preferences between multiple set-top boxes: A method for transferring DHCT settings includes receiving by a first digital home communication terminal (DHCT) a request for transmitting a DHCT setting from the first DHCT to a second DHCT, and transmitting the DHCT setting from the first DHCT to the second DHCT. Systems and other methods for transferring... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.

20140223470 - Method and apparatus for reproducing contents: A method for reproducing content is disclosed. In one embodiment, content is selected from a first device connected to a network and an operation method of one or more second devices included in the network with regard to reproduction of the content can be set. The second devices can be... Agent: Humax Co., Ltd.

20140223473 - Method and system for minimizing a number of data streams: A method and system for minimizing data streams of the same program on a shared medium is provided. A user device receives a first data stream of a program and effects display of the program based on the first data stream to a display device. The user device halts display... Agent: Qurio Holdings, Inc.

20140223472 - Method to enhance a video content in a receiving device: A method to enhance a video content in a receiving device, comprising the steps of: receiving a video content at a management center; analyzing the visual content of the video content to determine at least one context information; transmitting the video content according to transmission parameters to a receiving device... Agent: Nagravision S.a.

20140223471 - Side channel caching and triggering of contextual advertisements for live broadcast video streaming to mobile computing devices: In a method for displaying an advertisement in conjunction with the presentation of digital content, providing ad content to the media player for storage in an ad cache prior to the streaming of the digital content. Ad trigger data is provided to the media player during the streaming of the... Agent: Ihigh.com, Inc.

20140223474 - Interactive media systems: Generally this disclosure describes interactive media methods and systems. A method may include capturing an image, detecting at least one face in the image, determining an identity and expression corresponding to the at least one face, generating an icon for the at least one face based on the corresponding expression,... Agent:

20140223475 - Method and apparatus for annotating media streams: One embodiment of a method for facilitating creation of an annotated media stream by a user includes receiving the media stream from the user, mapping at least one item of supplemental content to at least a portion of the media stream to produce the annotated media stream, and storing the... Agent: Tout, Inc.

20140223476 - Targeted television advertisements based on online behavior: In a method for delivering targeted television advertisements based on online behavior, IP addresses indicating online access devices and IP addresses indicating television set-top boxes are electronically associated for a multitude of users. Using user profile information derived from online activity from one of the online access IP addresses, a... Agent: Intent Iq, LLC

20140223477 - Electronic apparatus and method of controlling electronic apparatus: An electronic apparatus and a method of controlling the electronic apparatus are provided. The method includes: receiving a voice command; and if the voice command is a first voice start command, changing a mode of the electronic apparatus to a first voice task mode in which the electronic apparatus is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140223478 - On-board vessel entertainment system: An improved user experience is provided for passengers on a vessel such as an airplane, train or ship. Passengers can customize their travel experience ahead of time by accessing a web-based server system to indicate preferences with respect to a number of in-flight entertainment options. The passenger's experience is also... Agent: Virgin America Inc.

20140223479 - Apparatus and methods of providing and receiving venue level transmissions and services: A venue-cast system and method for providing and receiving venue level transmissions and services, including discovery of a venue specific transmission by receiving an overhead signal from a non-venue network, extracting information for receiving the venue specific transmission from the overhead signal, and tuning to receive the venue specific transmission... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140223480 - Ranking user search and recommendation results for multimedia assets using metadata analysis: Methods and system for presenting a user with multimedia digital content available to and having a high correlation of potential viewing interest to the user, comprises determining which multimedia assets are available to the user; ranking the available multimedia assets as a correlation between the user's interests and demographic information... Agent: Digitalsmiths, Inc.

20140223481 - Systems and methods for updating a search request: Systems and methods for updating the search requests in interactive grid displays are presented. User equipment may receive a request to search a database of media asset information to find a media asset related to a received search string and the time window of the displayed interactive grid. After the... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140223483 - Method and system for providing program preview of a particular program during channel changes via a gateway: A gateway (e.g., a broadband gateway), which enables communication with a plurality of devices and handles at least one physical layer connection to at least one corresponding network access service provider, may be operable to receive one or more programs in preview formats from one or more program sources. Each... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20140223482 - Video preview creation with link: Providing a method for creating and displaying portions of videos called video previews. The video previews may be associated with a link to a full video, such that the video preview is generated from a portion of the full video. The video previews are configured to play a series of... Agent: Redux, Inc.

20140223484 - Method for processing non-real timeservice and broadcast receiver: A method of processing a non-real time service of a broadcast receiver, which receives and processes a service being transmitted in non-real time, and a broadcast receiver are disclosed. Herein, the method of processing a non-real time service of a broadcast receiver includes receiving a signaling information table including additional... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140223485 - Display tag cloud viewer interactive interface for enabling a viewer to quickly and effectively access a desired television program for viewing: A displayed matrix having a menu of presentation genres and an opposing menu of ranking systems prioritizing each genre according to the values of a set of parameters. A viewer is enabled to select at least one genre from the menu and the viewer is also enabled to select at... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140223486 - 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.

20140223487 - 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.

20140223488 - Method and apparatus for automatic generation of recommendations: A recommender engine for recommending content items to a user comprises a profile generation unit having a pre-profile input unit, which is configured to receive pre-profile data comprising pre-profile text data suitable for identifying entities of interest to a given user, and having a pre-profile analysis unit, the entities of... Agent: Axel Springer Digital Tv Guide Gmbh

20140223489 - Television channel mapping techniques: In one embodiment, a television configuration technique includes determining a location, from a web service, of a television set using an internet protocol address of the television set or a zip code corresponding to a physical location of the television. Electronic programming guide, interactive programming guide or the like data... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140223490 - Apparatus and method for intuitive user interaction between multiple devices: Method and system for providing intuitive user interaction for sharing among multiple devices is provided, where a remote device without intuitive user interaction is connected to a local device configured with intuitive user interaction; a thumbnail control scheme in which display images of remote device screen are rendered in local... Agent: Shanghai Powermo Information Tech. Co. Ltd.

20140223491 - Consumer access systems and methods for providing same: Apparatus and methods for providing enhanced consumer access to information sources and controllable entities. An Access device can be a stand alone device such as a DVD player in which the DVD disk contains the back-end information network. Other Access devices obtain the back-end information network from remote sources. By... Agent:

20140223492 - Digital downloading jukebox system with user-tailored music management, communications, and other tools: A digital downloading jukebox system including a mechanism for delivering custom services to a recognized user, including services for creating playlists, communicating with others, accessing other features, etc. is provided. In some exemplary embodiments, after a user is recognized, the jukebox system allows users to access a special front-end via... Agent: Touchtunes Music Corporation

20140223494 - Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion: A system is provided that allows a user to select a pay program for purchase from a program guide. The program guide determines whether the selected program is part of a package of pay programs. If the selected program is part of a package, information regarding the package is provided... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140223493 - System for presenting media content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a process that monitors consumption of media content of equipment of a user. A tout message associated with a media content item is constructed based on the consumption. The tout message includes information including a selectable link.... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20140223496 - Mobile communication terminal, mobile communication method, mobile communication program, and recording medium: A mobile communication terminal for receiving broadcasting waves of television broadcasting, the mobile communication terminal including a graph displaying unit configured to display a graph that has at least an axis of an azimuth direction in which the mobile communication terminal is facing and an axis of a reception level... Agent: Ntt Docomo, Inc.

20140223495 - On-demand mobile wireless broadcast video delivery mechanism: A mobile broadcast service center and a mobile wireless network to deliver broadcast video to mobile wireless devices is described. When the mobile broadcast service center receives a request to deliver a broadcast video channel to a target mobile wireless device, it designates as target an intermediate node in the... Agent: At&t Mobility Ii LLC

20140223497 - Apparatus and method for displaying moving images in a motor vehicle, and motor vehicle: A device for displaying moving images in a motor vehicle displays moving images in a first or second mode. In the first mode the moving images are displayed with normal playback parameters and the refresh rate in the second mode is lower than in the first mode. One of the... Agent: Daimler Ag

20140223498 - Content control in a networked environment: Methods, systems, and products control presentation of media content within a networked environment of multiple devices. Interaction rules are used to determine which ones of the devices interact with each other. Further rules may define what media content is playable by each one of the devices in the networked environment.... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20140223499 - Gateway module: A gateway module according to the disclosure includes an Ethernet connector for receiving a broadcasting signal and a network signal through a coaxial cable to separate to the broadcasting signal from the network signal, a network switch for selecting at least one from a plurality of internal communication networks to... Agent:

20140223500 - Method and system for transmitting wirelessly video in portable terminal: A method and a system for transmitting a video wirelessly in a portable terminal are provided. The method includes connecting a data channel to transmit a multimedia data and a control channel to transmit a control command when activating a wireless video transmission mode which may transmit the multimedia data... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140223501 - Wireless communication channel operation method and system of portable terminal: A wireless communication channel operation method and a system of the portable terminal for preventing data loss when switching between different wireless video transmission modes are provided. The method includes transmitting multimedia data to a recipient terminal on a communication channel of a second transmission mode in a wireless video... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140223502 - Method of operating an ip client: An IP client device that is connected to a display device for presentation of AV content pulls AV content for a user-selected service from a server and presents the AV content to the user. Concurrently, the IP client device pulls a selected version of AV content for an additional service... Agent: General Instrument Corporation

20140223504 - Cable distribution networks: Methods and systems are provided for cable distribution networks, in which a headend may generate one or more downstream signals for communication in a distribution network associated with the headend. The generating of the one or more downstream signals may comprise combining data and/or video for one or more service... Agent: Maxlinear, In.

20140223505 - Method and apparatus for control of electronic media: Devices and methods are provided for managing media content across multiple communication systems and related devices. In various embodiments, a client node detects a first media content stream being presented. The client node then generates and provides a content stream identification request message to the control system. In response, the... Agent: Blackberry Limited

20140223503 - Methods, systems and apparatus for configuring a system of content access devices: Methods, systems, and apparatus to configure a system of content access devices and direct signals, content, and communications between devices are described. Capabilities of one or more devices are obtained, content formats of a requested content item are obtained, and a source device and a receiving device are determined based... Agent: Ebay Inc.

20140223506 - Method and apparatus for determining base pcr in multiple images for broadcasting service based on multiple images: There is disclosed a method of synchronizing a first image and a second image forming multiple images in broadcasting service based on the multiple images. The method includes receiving a stream regarding the first stream and a stream regarding the second stream through a plurality of channels, obtaining the first... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunication Research Institute

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