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US20140201781 Enhanced TV News Delivery of an Amber Alert, Code Adam, Silver Alert, or Armed Robbery  
Showing a picture of the make, model, year, and color of a vehicle that has been involved in a Silver Alert, or Code Adam, Amber Alert, or robbery will enable more citizens to recognize the vehicle...
US20140230001 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...
US20120254906 MOVIE RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM AND MOVIE RECOMMENDATION METHOD  
It is provided a movie recommendation system comprising a log holding unit a movie information input unit including a movie basic information input unit and a movie extended information input unit,...
US20110214153 HOSPITAL TV/MONITOR DISPLAY CONTROL WITH HIERARCHICAL ACCESS CONTROL  
An interactive communication system (400) includes a plurality of in-room video communications system (1250) each including an audio microphone (460), a video camera (440), an audio speaker (470),...
US20110053491 TAGGING OF BROADCAST CONTENT USING A PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE CONTROLLED BY AN ACCESSORY  
Track-identifying information can be collected from a broadcast using a portable media device capable of receiving broadcast content in combination with an accessory capable of communicating user...
US20140096168 Media Playing Tool with a Multiple Media Playing Model  
Machine-readable media, methods, and apparatus are described for a media playing tool with a multiple media playing model. In some embodiments, the multiple media playing model may decoding a first...
US20110214144 VIDEO-ENABLED COMMUNITY BUILDING  
A system and method that provide media content owners the capability to achieve community building goals by exploiting video processing capabilities using rich, interactive and compelling media...
US20140237504 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...
US20130305306 IPTV Session Management  
A session management involves registering at least one IPTV application in a registration table so that the registration table includes at least a respective identifier of the IPTV applications....
US20110035780 IPTV Session Management  
A session management involves registering at least one IPTV application (54) in a registration table (170) so that the registration table (170) comprises at least a respective identifier of the...
US20120072946 CUSTOMIZED BARKER CHANNELS FOR VIEWERS OF A CABLE SYSTEM  
A barker management system provides customized barker channels to a viewer, where the barker management system may be integrated into a VOD service. In one embodiment, the headend is informed when...
US20120102515 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR AUDIO/VISUAL CONTENT FROM VARIOUS SOURCES  
Methods and apparatus to monitor audio/visual content from various sources are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein comprises determining first information based on a video signal...
US20130219437 MULTIMEDIA SERVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME  
A multimedia service system includes a portable terminal that communicates with a server. When a portable terminal is located at or within a building, the portable terminal acquires floor...
US20140223492 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...
US20140208368 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...
US20130305269 HIGH DEFINITION PLAYBACK VERIFICATION  
An advertisement delivery system includes a billing system that provides a plurality of schedule files providing time and zone information for inserting advertisement in a first delivery format and...
US20110134203 MEDICAL VIDEO CALL DISTRIBUTOR  
A central switch is linked to at least one field video station (FVS) and at least one remote specialist video station (SVS) via a communication network, typically the Internet. Each FVS station...
US20130232524 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LEASING A TV  
To disincentivize theft of a leased TV, the leased TV is tethered to a set top box (STB) by means of preventing full operation of the TV unless the TV receives periodic authorization messages from...
US20100319014 Multimedia Mobile Personalization System  
A multimedia mobile personalization system allows a user to record and play multimedia content on a set top box at a location other than his home using the user's preferences from his home DVR.
US20120317599 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS  
A system and method for sending emergency communications. An indicator of an emergency is received through a set-top box. A location associated with the emergency is determined. A message...
US20050229231 Converter-assisted video encoder  
A system may include a decoder, an encoder, and a storage device. The decoder may decode encoded video information having a first format into intermediate video information. The decoder may also...
US20100333160 SEGMENTATION OF MULTICAST DISTRIBUTED SERVICES  
The present invention relates to methods and arrangements to optimize bandwidth usage in a Multicast Services Control System (MSCS) for digital information transport. The system comprises a service...
US20060156361 Remote viewing system  
A remote viewing system is disclosed for providing video and/or audio surveillance of an entry or doorway of a building. The system is provided within the panels of the entry or doorway door. A...
US20110119720 Set Top Box With Capability to Support User Identification  
A method for performing a service action on a particular set top box based on a particular private identifier associated with the particular set top box is disclosed. At a database associated with...
US20130080218 CUSTOMIZED CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEM  
A method includes receiving an access code at one or more server computers from a user device that is associated with a user. In response to receiving the access code at the one or more server...
US20120023522 TARGETED IMPRESSION MODEL FOR BROADCAST NETWORK ASSET DELIVERY  
Systems and methods are presented for insertion of assets into a stream of content (e.g., audio and/or video programming). Such assets may be targeted to network users separate from the surrounding...
US20060200842 Picture-in-picture (PIP) alerts  
Strategies are described for detecting events that match pre-established criteria based on a consumer profile, formulating picture-in-picture (PIP) alerts based on the matching events, and...
US20110099570 Cable Diagnostic and Monitoring System  
A cable television method for a cable television network involves sending a polling message to a modem forming a part of a television set top box from a cable television headend via a cable...
US20110205329 Video Conferencing Utilizing A Cable Set-Top Box  
Video conferencing using a set-top box in a cable television services system is provided. A video call may be received over a network connection from a calling party device at a receiving set-top...
US20080115178 CUSTOMER CONFIGURABLE VIDEO RICH NAVIGATION (VRN)  
A method and system of supporting customer configurable video rich navigation (CC-VRN). The CC-VRN associated with facilitating customer selection of video or other contents streams for...
US20130061278 Method and System for Implementing Interaction between Set-Top Box (STB) and Home Gateway  
The present invention provides a Set-Top Box, a home gateway, and a method and a system for implementing interaction between the Set-Top Box and the home gateway, and the method comprises: the...
US20120131608 Remote Healthcare Services Over Internet Protocol Television  
A particular method includes communicating a media stream in response to receiving a channel change request (e.g., a request to view an interactive health channel) from a first device associated...
US20050183132 Digital closed circuit television system  
A digital closed circuit television system is disclosed enabling high-definition digital video and other information to be transmitted over standard co-axial cable as well as including...
US20110093908 REQUESTING EMERGENCY SERVICES VIA REMOTE CONTROL  
A method and system for contacting emergency service providers may allow using a remote control (RC) at a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) client location. An MCDN user may use the...
US20060259933 Integrated mobile surveillance system  
A mobile video surveillance apparatus comprises a single equipment chassis and enclosure within a motor vehicle, and plural video cameras mounted on the motor vehicle; the chassis incorporating a...
US20110231867 SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY FOR DISTRIBUTED DELIVERY OF ONLINE CONTENT IN RESPONSE TO CLIENT SELECTIONS FROM AN ONLINE CATALOG  
A system and methodology for distributed delivery of online content in response to client selections from an online catalog is described. In one embodiment, for example, a system of the present...
US20090083787 Pivotable Events Timeline  
A pivotable events timeline is described. In embodiment(s), a pivotable events timeline can include event indicators of events associated with television media content. The event indicators can be...
US20140282812 DISTRIBUTOR AMPLIFIER HAVING A NOISE BLOCKING CIRCUIT  
A distributor amplifier having a noise blocking circuit, including: a first connector; a first filter; a transformer; a voltage scaling unit; a first amplifier; a detector; a second amplifier; a...
US20140089992 DISPLAYING A SYNCHRONIZED INSTANCE OF CONTENT ON A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE  
A method and system are described for displaying a synchronized instance of content on a portable electronic device. In the described embodiments, a selection of streaming content that is being...
US20110099569 Cable Diagnostic and Monitoring System  
A cable television diagnostic method for a cable television network consistent with certain embodiments involves sending a polling message to a plurality of modems forming a part of a plurality of...
US20100315227 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION OF A LOCATION THROUGH A SET-TOP BOX  
A system and method for determining a location of a set-top box. An indicator of an emergency is received through the set-top box. The location of the set-top box is determined utilizing global...
US20120297416 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING TRANSACTIONS OVER A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM  
Lotteries and other games of chance are provided to a user via a telecommunications system, such as internet, television or a cellular or wireless network. A similar user experience is provided via...
US20110197221 AD SELECTION BASED ON PROMOTIONAL COUPON REDEMPTION  
A cable service provider system provides a subscriber of a cable system access to a program in response to the subscriber entering a coupon code, where the program would otherwise not be viewable,...
US20090037964 SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING MASS STORAGE FOR VIDEO-ON-DEMAND ASSETS  
The Video-on-Demand Asset Mass Storage System provides the capability to determine the current Asset Multiplicity of each Distinct Asset, including identical Distinct Asset copies, and provides the...
US20100319021 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH A SET-TOP BOX  
A system and method for sending an emergency communication from a set-top box. A user and location of the user is associated with the set-top box. An indicator of an emergency is received through...
US20120144434 Hospitality Set-Top to Television Interface  
A set top box interface 10 for one or more televisions permits the one or more televisions to directly control one or more associated set top boxes so that the each television may provide an...
US20130074116 System and Method of Message Notification and Access via a Video Distribution Network  
A method includes receiving video content via an access network of a video distribution network at a set-top box device associated with a subscriber. One or more communication devices are...
US20140143822 SET TOP BOX WITH CAPABILITY TO SUPPORT USER IDENTIFICATION  
A method includes receiving a request related to a set top box, the request having a public identifier of the set top box and a user account identifier. The public identifier is accessible by a...
US20140109119 LOCATION BASED USER AWARE VIDEO ON DEMAND SESSIONS  
A system and a method are described herein for enabling a user with a location-aware mobile device to have at least partial control of a closest set top box associated with a closest television....
US20130212614 LOCATION BASED USER AWARE VIDEO ON DEMAND SESSIONS  
A system and a method are described herein for enabling a user with a location-aware mobile device to have at least partial control of a closest set top box associated with a closest television....