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8935732 Dynamic video source selection for providing the best quality programming  
A Dynamic Video Source Selection (DVSS) component that can be implemented in a physical or virtual STB that is capable of presenting a high quality service and consistent navigational paradigm to...
8930982 Method and apparatus for distributing promotional materials  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a memory coupled to a processor. The processor can be operable to receive a request for...
8929942 Wireless communication device  
According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a wireless communication device including: a cable port to which an external device is connected; a reading unit that reads...
8930993 System and method for presenting progressively downloaded media programs  
A system and method for presenting progressively downloaded media programs is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, obtaining an...
8930491 Apparatus, systems and methods for providing edge cached media content to media devices based on user history  
Systems and methods provide media content events to media devices. An exemplary system receives a request for a media content event from a first media device; communicates the media content event...
8931020 Remote management system for at least one audiovisual information reproduction device  
Method for remote management of at least one audiovisual information reproduction device comprising a host server connected to each audiovisual information reproduction device, the host server...
8930990 System and method for selecting advertisements  
A method for displaying interactive advertisements on a television having a controller connected thereto and configured for receiving input from a viewer of the television is disclosed. The...
8918825 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...
8918821 Client device with video playlist translation via client-side proxy and methods for use therewith  
A client device includes a client-side proxy that is operable to receive server playlist data corresponding to the selected one of the plurality of video programs, to generate proxy playlist data...
8918827 Method and system for providing complete internet anywhere with partial server processing  
Methods and systems are described for providing complete Internet anywhere with partial server processing in which a request is sent from a set-top-box (STB) to a server communicatively coupled...
8914839 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...
8909754 Personal inter-home media exchange network  
A system and method support the exchange of media between friends, family members, and 3rd party media providers over a closed and secure media exchange network. The media may include, for example,...
8910218 Method and apparatus for providing control of set-top boxes  
An approach is provided for controlling one or more set-top boxes. Communications is established among a plurality of set-top boxes. One of the set-top boxes is designated as a master set-top box...
8909776 Pause and replay of media content through bookmarks on a server device  
A method, apparatus, and system of pause and replay of media content through bookmarks on a server device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a server device includes authenticating a...
8910200 Device, method and system for service insertion during content display  
A system, device and method for service insertion during a video display. A client device detects a video request input, and in response, selects and initiates an advanced service asset while the...
8910219 System and method of delivering video content  
A method includes receiving at a set-top box device first video content associated with a requested channel from a first source. The method includes, in response to receiving the first content,...
8904456 Methods, apparatus, and systems for providing media content over a communications network  
The present invention relates to broadcasting/multicasting of media content over a communication network using shared bandwidth available from peer-to-peer networking. The system of the present...
8902241 Interactive set-top box having a unified memory architecture  
According to one embodiment, a graphics/video processor includes a memory controller. The memory controller includes a first arbiter that receives memory client requests to access a memory device,...
8904468 Television printing device and methods thereof  
A set-top box (STB) of a television system receives web-based content, such as a web page, from a wide area network such as the Internet. The web-based content is provided to the STB for display....
8904450 Individual internet video link channel  
A system and method for establishing and provisioning a new Internet Video Link (IVL) category under user control and utilizing user requests for locating and including preferred video content. The...
8896764 System and method for effectively performing a remote control configuration procedure  
A system and method for effectively performing a remote control configuration procedure includes a settop box that receives electronic programming from a program source and a television that is...
8893197 Licensed and unlicensed spectrum set-top box  
Novel tools and techniques are described for providing media content to a plurality of set-top boxes (“STBs”) over a licensed spectrum and over an unlicensed spectrum. In an aspect, each of the plu...
8887207 Method and system for remotely transcoding content  
A system and method for remotely transcoding content includes a set top box generating a playlist corresponding to content titles stored in a memory of the set top box. A user device is in...
8881210 System and method for internet access to a personal television service  
A communication system and a family of methods for remote access to personal television service are disclosed. According to this invention, a remote personal TV service center provides centralized...
8881213 Alignment of video frames  
In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with determination of frame alignment. In embodiments, a similarity value matrix may be determined...
8881197 Apparatus and method for processing augmented broadcast content using analysis algorithm based on reference signal  
An apparatus and method for processing augmented broadcast content. The apparatus includes: a broadcast content receiving unit configured to receive broadcast content and a first reference signal...
8878994 Information processing apparatus, remote operation support method and storage medium  
According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first receiver, a screen transmitter, a second receiver and a controller. The first receiver receives first information...
8875197 Systems, methods and computer products for mosaics of live views of traffic  
Systems, methods and computer products for mosaics of live views of traffic via Internet Protocol Television. Exemplary embodiments include a network-based method for providing traffic views, the...
8875205 Mobile video device having unicast and multicast modes and methods for use therewith  
A mobile video device includes a transceiver module that receives navigation data corresponding to a plurality of video programs including at least one unicast video program and at least one...
8875175 Smart live streaming event ads playback and resume method  
A digital video viewing system including methods for user selection of video advertisement content and time of display of video advertisements during a live video content stream. The digital video...
8875201 Method, device and system for implementing seeking play of stream media  
A method, a device and a system for implementing seeking play of stream media are provided. The method for implementing seeking play of stream media includes: sending a seeking play request to a...
8869224 Addressable account commands  
One embodiment takes the form of an apparatus or method for generating and transmitting distribution system commands addressed by a general identification, such as a customer-specific...
8869225 Digital cable TV receiver, diagnostic method for the digital cable TV receiver, and data structure of DVI status report  
A host includes a plurality of Digital Visual Interface (DVI) ports. A controller is configured to receive a single DVI diagnostic request from a source external to the host, wherein the controller...
8869216 Method of processing non-real time service 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,...
8863223 Mobile set top box  
A system is provided in which IP or media content residing on or being streamed to a mobile phone is forwarded to a display. The media content supports a native resolution of the mobile phone that...
8856844 Systems and methods for automatically purchasing and recording popular pay programs in an interactive media delivery system  
A system and method for automatically purchasing and recording popular pay program is disclosed. The pay programs are selected based on defined criteria and popularity. The most popular pay program...
8854416 Recording a videoconference using a recording server  
A videoconference may be initiated between a plurality of endpoints. At least one of the endpoints may be coupled to a recording server, which may be configured to record the videoconference. A...
8856879 Social authentication for account recovery  
A backup account recovery authentication of last resort using social authentication is described. The account holder requests trustees who have been previously identified to obtain an account...
8856854 Protocol for control of network or bus attached cable TV set-top box front-end functionality  
A processor for a cable television set-top box has an interface for coupling the processor to a second processor. The processor also has a port that is coupleable to control a tuner, a demodulator...
8856853 Network media device with code recognition  
One embodiment may take the form of a network media device including a processing unit configured to execute instructions stored on one or more storage media, and a first communication component...
8856832 Display apparatus and method for controlling the display apparatus  
A multifunctional display device includes a processor to control simultaneously display of visual information and monitoring information on a same screen. The monitoring information provides an...
8850506 Tuning resolver  
A method and system for supporting media services on devices lacking capabilities to execute reverse transmission communicates necessary to request and/or locate the services. The method and system...
8850475 Provisioning an enhanced television (ETV) application  
A method includes detecting, from an Enhanced Television (ETV) Integrated Signaling Stream (EISS), an indication that an ETV application is available to be downloaded; downloading, in response to...
8850489 Cost reduction through bidding and advertising  
Media can be provided by requesting a data channel, wherein the request includes a bid for bandwidth. The bid can be indicative of a price that a user is willing to pay for the bandwidth. It can...
8843971 Digital device system  
When one program is selected from an EPG display screen, a flow goes to a screen prompting for selection of a program reservation method. When recording reservation is selected, the flow goes to a...
8843983 Video decomposition and recomposition  
Techniques are described for a server to decompose a source video data stream to generate a plurality of video data streams. The video data streams may be combinable with one another. In...
8842175 Anticipatory video signal reception and processing  
A system and method that provide reduced latency in a video signal processing system. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise receiving a current request from a user for first video...
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...