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8839322 Method and system for trigger management in an interactive television environment  
A trigger manager and related processes and systems for managing triggers for a plurality of subscribing set-top boxes in an interactive television environment are provided. In response to receipt...
8839323 Random backoff apparatus and method for receiving augmented content  
Provided is a random backoff apparatus and method for receiving augmented content that may prevent a delay or a down of a server caused by a plurality of receiving terminals accessing a server...
8839314 Device, system, and method for managing television tuners  
A method at a first set top box includes transmitting to a second set top box a request to use a television tuner associated with the second set top box. The method further includes receiving a...
8839324 Method and system for digital content transmission  
Disclosed embodiments include a method and an apparatus for digital content transmission that comprise: (a) partitioning the digital content into a plurality of sequential segments; (b) selecting a...
8839277 Revenue management for dynamic bundling  
A method performed by one or more devices within a subscription television network includes receiving a customer profile for a viewer, the customer profile being based on historical data of the...
8832759 Resource scheduling apparatus and method, program requesting method and system  
A resource scheduling apparatus, a resource scheduling method, a program requesting method, a program requesting system, and a Set Top Box (STB) are provided. The resource scheduling method...
8826351 System and method for managing storage capacity on a digital video recorder  
An Internet protocol television system includes a server that records content on a set-top box, determines storage capacity utilization, and when utilization is greater than a threshold, prompts to...
8826352 Apparatus and method for providing information in conjunction with media content  
An apparatus and method for providing information in conjunction with media content, including a receiver, wherein the receiver receives at least one of a transmission of media content and a...
8826333 Video display device and video display method  
Provided are a video display device and a video display method, by which a user can easily select a program to be watched even if a numerical keypad is not provided in a remote control device. A...
8819754 Media streaming with enhanced seek operation  
The present disclosure relates to playback of video/audio streaming media data. The media stream is available from the network at multiple bit rates. When a seek operation is performed, a playback...
8817923 Digital broadcast receiver  
When a decision is made that receiving performance deterioration due to an interfering wave is present in a digital broadcasting wave, an operating point of an RF AGC amplifier 6 and a time...
8819758 System and method for providing television services  
A system and method are described for providing interactive television services and for switching between television programs, such as to an interactive program session from another program. An...
8812671 Arrangements and methods for access to stored data  
An access server generates a handshake with storage servers resulting in more rapid access to the stored data, for example, video data, by a user. The handshake also results in load balancing effects.
8813122 Apparatus and method for selecting, scheduling, and reproducing programs while accounting for scheduling gaps  
The invention relates to an apparatus for reproducing programs, comprising storage means for storing a plurality of stored programs, for example, a television receiver comprising or controlling a...
8813165 Audio/video storage/retrieval system and method  
An audio/video storage/retrieval system and method that permits efficient and cost-effective simultaneous recording of multi-channel A/V information from a variety of sources is disclosed. The...
8812624 Method for updating a table of correspondence between a logical address and an identification number  
A method for updating a table of correspondence between a logical address associated to a user unit in a communication network and a unique identification number associated to one of a group of...
8806548 Integrated multimedia signal processing system using centralized processing of signals  
Integrated processing of multimedia signals can eliminate unnecessary signal processors and converters without losing the functionality of typical home entertainment system components. The...
8806550 Rules engine for troubleshooting video content delivery network  
A rules engine for application of rules to a plurality of log events from a plurality of log and event sources has separate threads for the collection of log entries and events, which logs and...
8804042 Preemptive preloading of television program data  
Digital television channels are preemptively cached based on a modeling of a user to reduce delays while switching channels. A current television channel is selected using a first tuner. A future...
8806525 Method to optimize reception of entitlement management messages in a Pay-TV system  
A method to optimize reception of entitlement management messages in a subscriber unit that is part of a Pay-TV system. The subscriber units are set up to a default reception channel for receiving...
8805728 System and method for using an ordinary article of commerce to access a remote computer  
A system and method for using identification codes found on ordinary articles of commerce to access remote computers on a network. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a computer is...
8799476 Personal access and control of media peripherals on a media exchange network  
Methods are disclosed for indirectly monitoring and controlling at least one media peripheral device in a media exchange network by accessing a media management system (MMS) via a first media...
8798286 System and method of providing audio content  
A method includes receiving input from a remote control device at a set-top box device. The input identifies media content that includes audio content and video content. The input also indicates...
8799974 System and method for multi-standard browser for digital devices  
The present invention provides a method of rendering a thin client application in a network device, for parsing the internet data so as convert the internet data into a common data format which can...
8793744 Method for reestablishing presentation of a paused media program  
A method for reestablishing presentation of a paused media program is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Set-Top Box (STB) located...
8793745 Method and apparatus for data rate controller for a code block multiplexing scheme  
A receiver is used with third code blocks based on first code blocks, second code blocks, and a planning code block. The first code blocks are associated with a first sequence number and modulated...
8775567 System and method for converting content  
Provided is a content converting method and system. The content converting method and system may extract web content elements from collected web contents, may extract domain elements from a web...
8776106 System and method for a household mosaic viewer  
A method of monitoring video streams currently being displayed at a customer premises of an Internet Protocol television network. A plurality of Internet Protocol television video streams each...
8769579 Methods and apparatus for providing a channel history  
An apparatus such as a mobile television signal receiver includes a channel history feature. Methods for adding channels to the channel history, tuning channels from the channel history, and...
8769591 Fast channel change on a bandwidth constrained network  
In one embodiment, a buffering server transfers a dynamic burst transfer of data encoded using an inter-coded compression technique. The dynamic burst transfer is timed so that an initial transfer...
8769592 Unified management method and system for channel service as well as services on demand of stream media  
The present invention provides a unified management method system for channel service as well as service on demand of stream media, which belong to the management technology of stream media...
8768395 Method and apparatus for setting computer connecting mode in portable terminal  
A method and an apparatus for setting a computer connecting mode in a portable terminal. The method includes checking a program executed by a user in the PC when the portable terminal is connected...
8763032 Method and system for personalizing and redirecting content object  
A first terminal sends a message to an application server in order to redirect the same content object to a second terminal. The application server receives the message and forwards it with content...
8761038 Methods, systems and computer program products for providing internet protocol television diagnostics  
A method of providing internet protocol television (IPTV) diagnostics. The method includes receiving customer premise equipment (CPE) information from a diagnostic applications program interface...
8763054 Cross-platform video display  
A request is sent from a client device to a host device hosting an application. A display associated with execution of the application on the host device may include a video portion and one or more...
8763055 Cross-platform video display  
A request is sent from a client device to a host device hosting an application. A display associated with execution of the application on the host device may include a video portion and one or more...
8756635 Remote control of program scheduling  
A method and apparatus for a first video display coupled with a receiving system to display a video broadcast, and a computing device having a second display displaying an Electronic Programming...
8756334 Moving image reproducing apparatus and method  
A moving image reproducing apparatus which receives moving image data transmitted through a network and reproduces the moving image data includes an analysis unit adapted to analyze first moving...
8754992 Interactive remote control programming method  
A system and method for programming a remote control includes pressing keys to enter a programming mode. State changes are communicated from the remote to a set top box. A user selects a device to...
8752100 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...
8752099 Method and apparatus for network content download and recording  
Methods and apparatus for providing content to users of a network that can be selectively recorded via the user's equipment. In an exemplary embodiment, the network comprises a hybrid fiber coax...
8751672 Personal video channels  
Systems and methods provide personal channels from a network-capable user terminal. A first user terminal may receive a request from a second user terminal for access to a personal channel created...
8752104 Technique for effectively providing various entertainment services through a communications network  
A switched broadcast service and a network personal video recorder (NPVR) service are provided synergistically in a cable TV system having limited resources. For example, in providing the switched...
8752103 Personal television channel and system and method thereof  
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...
8752110 System for managing media content for a personal television channel  
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...
8745675 Multiple audio streams  
A system and method for providing multiple audio streams for a video over a network such as the Internet. The system comprises a server that includes an encryption unit and a slicing unit, a...
8745531 Media processing system supporting automated personal channel construction based on user profile and pre-selection  
Systems and methods supporting automatic selection of media according to a user profile are disclosed. An embodiment of the present invention may automatically select media matching user-defined...
8739204 Dynamic load based ad insertion  
A system and method are provided for dynamically adjusting advertisement (“ad”) time for a multicast channel. In one embodiment, a variable ad insertion function operates to receive one or more mul...
8739214 Methods, computer program products, and virtual servers for a virtual collaborative environment  
Methods, computer program products, and virtual servers for providing virtual service are provided. A user of a virtual service is authenticated. An input is received that identifies another user...
8739231 System and method for distributed video-on-demand  
Various techniques for providing a video-on-demand (VOD) system based on distributed networks are disclosed. According to one aspect of the VOD system, individual client devices on a network are...