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8645572 Service gateway for interactive television  
A service gateway provides a proxy between a client protocol and a plurality of standard communication protocols. The service gateway provides asymmetrical routing, data compression and encryption...
8645549 Signal relay method and relay server performing a relay operation between a plurality of first terminals and a second terminal via a network  
The present invention has an object to provide a server apparatus capable of accessing a terminal apparatus connected via an IP network to a router from an externally provided terminal apparatus in...
8645560 Content providing system and method, shared content providing apparatus and method, content output apparatus and method, and program  
The present invention relates to a content providing system and method, a shared content providing apparatus and method, a content output apparatus and method, and a program for making it possible...
8639831 Method and apparatus for transferring files to clients using a peer-to-peer file transfer model and a client-server transfer model  
A method and apparatus is provided for delivering a content file to a client over a packet-switched network. The method begins by determining a suitable throughput required to deliver the content...
8639796 Monitoring the performance of a streaming media server using server-side and client-side measurements  
Methods and systems thereof for monitoring the performance of a streaming media server are described. Server-side measurements are performed with the server operating under a load. Client-side...
8639830 System and method for streaming audio  
A system and method is provided of synchronizing data streaming. The method can include the operation of receiving an incoming media packet having a timestamp from a media server at a client...
8639777 Method and device for redirecting a data flow monitoring query  
A method of redirecting a request (R_act) sent by a terminal equipment (STB) for control of a data stream (FL0) broadcast by a source (HE) in a telecommunications network. The method comprises: on...
8639715 Auctionable rich media search suggestions  
Rich media search suggestions may be provided to search facility users. Rich media search suggestions may occupy various sizes of search suggestion presentation “real estate,” and may change siz...
8639917 Streaming a desktop image over wide area networks in which the desktop image is segmented into a prefetch set of files, streaming set of files and leave-behind set of files  
Techniques are provided for desktop streaming over wide area networks. In one embodiment, a computer comprises logic stored in one or more storage media. The logic is configured to receive a first...
8640180 Apparatus and method for client-side compositing of video streams  
The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for client-side compositing of video streams. The method includes receiving, by the video display device, a multiplexed data stream from a...
8639744 Deltacasting for live content  
Methods, apparatuses, and systems are provided for improving utilization of a communications system (e.g., a satellite communications system) when handling live content requests. Embodiments use...
8639842 Scalable gateway for multiple data streams  
Systems and procedures are presented for communicating multiple data streams through an SSLVPN gateway. One implementation of a method includes receiving a plurality of incoming data streams and...
8639832 Variant streams for real-time or near real-time streaming to provide failover protection  
Methods and apparatuses provide real-time or near real-time streaming of content using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method includes providing multiple...
8638458 Image forming apparatus and method to receive print data at unique data sink address  
An image forming apparatus is provided, which includes an image forming unit to output print data; a DLNA stack to create a job ID of a print job requested to be executed in response to a print job...
8635330 Method and system for learning web applications  
A method and system for automatically learning and identifying web applications. The method discovers and identifies transactions, web applications, their modules, interfaces, and relationship...
8635359 File format for synchronized media  
Metadata defining decoding and rendering instructions for media content to be co-rendered in a media presentation is divided and distributed as track fragments (15, 16) provided in different media...
8635355 Method for pre-caching content to enable true VOD systems from NVOD or stream limited VOD systems  
Content that is delivered nearly on-demand, in overlapping streams that start in staggered intervals on different channels, is played on-demand for the user using a storage system in conjunction...
8635360 Media playback point seeking using data range requests  
Techniques are described for downloading user-selected segments of media objects. As described herein, a user may demand that a client device present a segment of a media object when the client...
8635358 High data rate interface  
A data Interface for transferring digital data between a host and a client over a communication path using packet structures linked together to form a communication protocol for communicating a...
8635357 Dynamic selection of parameter sets for transcoding media data  
An iterative operation is performed at a computing device to identify a parameter set for an initial segment. A parameter set for an initial segment includes a plurality of encoding parameters and...
8635331 Distributed workflow framework  
Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to workflows. In aspects, an activity of a workflow may request data and provide a logical handle. In response, distributed workflow components...
8635356 Method for supporting scalable progressive downloading of video signal  
Disclosed is a method for enabling scalable progressive downloading of video signals. In the method, when a server transmits scalably encoded content data to a client, the server transmits some of...
8635304 System and method for using resources of a computer system in conjunction with a thin media client  
A computer system including a processor and a memory for retrieving digital media content, storing the digital media content in the memory, and providing the digital media content to a thin media...
8635361 Transaction acceleration using application-specific locking  
A data access request from an application for access to a data resource is received from a first application. The data access request is analyzed to identify application-specific behavior...
8635611 Creating virtual applications  
Embodiments are provided to create a virtual application or suite of virtual applications. In an embodiment, a system is configured to create a virtual package which includes information that can...
8630278 Digital broadcasting signal transmitting method and device, recording medium thereof, and receiving device thereof  
In a digital broadcasting signal transmission system, a transmission frame includes a frame body and a frame header, and the frame body is divided into a plurality of sub-bands in the frequency...
8631329 Method and device for the restitution of multimedia data transmitted by a gateway to a terminal  
A method is provided for the restitution of multimedia data transmitted by a gateway to a communications terminal via a first transmission channel. The method includes the following steps:...
8630419 Apparatus and method for encrypting image data, and decrypting the encrypted image data, and image data distribution system  
An apparatus (14-1, 50) for encrypting image data is disclosed, which includes: a processor (42) configured to divide encoded still image data or video data into a first element (a) and a second...
8631146 Dynamic media serving infrastructure  
Systems and methods provide for dynamic generation of media content at the point that content is served. The system and method work within the bounds of simple, existing, open protocols and the...
8631143 Apparatus and method for providing multimedia content  
A method of selectively providing multimedia content to a content receiving device comprises determining whether a first content stream provided to the content receiving device meets a...
8630282 Voice transmitting and receiving system  
Voice data from speech start till mute are transmitted as a section voice file to the opposite side voice data transmitting and receiving system, thus permitting voice data transmission free from...
8631142 Inserting targeted content into a portlet content stream  
A system, method and program product for inserting targeted content into a portlet content stream is provided. Specifically, the present invention provides a portal program that includes a...
8631144 System and method for selection of streaming media  
A system reduces latency associated with accessing multiple sources of content provided to a mobile device. In one implementation, a streaming server receives multiple live encoded streams and...
8631141 Method and device for logging communications connections at very high data rates  
The device records the data of several steps of a protocol hierarchy within a communications system. For this purpose, the data are received by a receiver and buffered by a buffer. The data consist...
8631145 System and method for playing content on certified devices  
Systems and methods of ensuring a predetermined quality of playback of media content are provided. The predetermined quality is determined by an encoder placing a passive flag or data field within...
8626939 Method and apparatus for streaming data  
Method and apparatus for negotiation of streaming data, suitable for application in an environment wherein a server generates and serves large, continuous amounts of speech data to a client in real...
8625589 Video/audio network  
A packet-based data network including: an audio/video network comprising: a packet-switched network over which data including audio and/or video data packets can be carried; at least one data...
8626903 Method and device for identifying an SCTP packet  
A method for identifying a Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) packet is provided, which includes: acquiring a feature tuple of a received SCTP packet, in which the feature tuple includes...
8626621 Content stream management  
Content stream management techniques are described. In an implementation, a communication is examined at a client device from at least one other client device that describes per stream usage of...
8626938 Service providing apparatus and method, and information processing apparatus storage medium  
The invention provides a service providing apparatus and method and an information processing apparatus and method as well as a program storage medium by which a plurality of users can communicate...
8626076 Transmitting content corresponding to a time of disabled communications  
There is provided an information processing apparatus including a communication unit that transmits content to a communication terminal connected via a network and a control unit that controls...
8626942 Real-time priority-based media communication  
Representative embodiments are disclosed of a real-time priority-based communication system and method for communicating media streams made up of multiple media message sub-streams, the...
8626941 Delivering a video stream  
Delivering a video stream is disclosed. A request for the video stream is received. A past portion of the video stream is delivered to a client. The past portion has a marker time that precedes a...
8627388 Method and apparatus for channel prioritization  
A method includes detecting a client device, determining a maximum number of channels based on the client device and selecting different targeted channels from a set of available channels. At least...
8626940 Apparatus, and associated method, for facilitating content selection  
An apparatus, and an associated method, facilitates selection of content for play out pursuant to a media service at a device having media player functionality. A set of content streams are...
8627387 Distributed method of indexing time and file size alignment  
Logical content is defined by start/end times into a VoD media offering. The calculation of byte-range markers corresponding to the start/end times is distributed among the STBs to first request...
8621079 Automated real-time data stream switching in a shared virtual area communication environment  
In one aspect, one or more real-time data stream connections that deliver a set of real-time data streams to a given network node are determined based at least in part on bandwidth capabilities of...
8621019 Live content sharing within a social networking environment  
Example systems and methods of content sharing within a social networking environment are presented. In one example, a first user device that is available to provide live media content is detected....
8621200 Key delivery method and apparatus in a communications system  
In order to facilitate access to encrypted broadcast or multicast data an encrypted service key is sent from an access server of the communication network to the user terminal, passing the...
8621061 Adaptive bitrate management for streaming media over packet networks  
A method including receiving a receiver report from a terminal; estimating one or more network conditions of a media network based at least in part on the receiver report; determining an optimal...