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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...
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...