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7735110 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program storage medium  
The present invention provides an information processing apparatus, an information processing method and a program storage medium. The user of a personal computer selects a television program to...
7725401 Method and apparatus for establishing usage rights for digital content to be created in the future  
Usage rights for a digital work are established prior to creation of the corresponding content. The rights can be associated with the content after the content is created. A content creation, such...
7721315 Method and system for on-demand delivery of personalized internet-based content to television viewers  
A method of delivering personalized content to customers of a subscription television service for display on their televisions, the method comprising: (a) converting Internet-based content from an...
7720354 Embedded access information for digital versatile disc (DVD) independent of DVD player software  
An operating system extension is used to implement embedded information on a DVD. The operating system extension examines DVD sector addresses requested from the DVD hardware. When address...
7716696 Television receiver, information processing method and program  
A television receiver includes: broadcast wave receiving means for receiving a broadcast wave; obtaining means for obtaining information for specifying a program being a common program of programs...
7716710 Managed cooperative downloading of digital cinema content  
A method for distributing a digital motion picture to multiple theaters in a region via terrestrial wireless communication. The motion picture is divided into chunks, and the chunks are...
7716703 Daypart guide workflow  
Advertising templates, and request for corresponding multimedia programs that are available for distribution to third parties during a time period, are transmitted to content providers who respond...
7716705 Remote DVR manager  
A system and method for programming a digital video recorder (DVR) over a scheduling network. Program schedule information is provided to a user of a DVR via the scheduling network. A program...
7712123 Method, system, and apparatus for acquiring information concerning broadcast information  
A technology is provided for a viewer of broadcast information or recorded information to easily obtain information related to the broadcast information or recorded information from a server, in...
7712125 Video interaction with a mobile device and a video device  
Among other things, while a primary video program is being presented through a primary communication channel on a video device, a remote sewer receives, through a secondary communication channel...
7690949 Modular outlet  
In conjunction with a wiring in a house carrying data network signal, a modular outlet comprising of a base module and interface module. The base module connects to the wiring and attached to a...
7694323 Technique for providing security measures for communications device connectable to a communications network  
A user may purchase in a retail outlet a host device for receiving cable services. The cable operator needs to provide a point-of-deployment (POD) module for insertion into the host device to...
7681219 Interactive job channel  
Interactive job channel is described. In an embodiment, a viewer having a television-based client device can register an employment profile with a content provider. Employment-related media...
7681225 Content distribution system, content distribution control apparatus, content distribution control method, content distribution control program and content distribution control program storage medium  
A content distribution method where a user PC reserves a distribution channel at the live casting server in order to distribute content to the client PCs and requests the live casting server to...
7659922 Internet video surveillance camera system and method  
The invention consists of a system and method for transferring video images from video sources to video receivers using a video server as an intermediary. The video server creates a list of all...
7657328 Device control system, device control method, and control program  
According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided with a device control system including: an acquiring unit which acquires a BML document which can be delivered in digital...
7653928 Remote user interface for media player  
A portable media player communicates with a host computer for enabling a user of the player to manage media distribution using the control software of the host computer. The host computer can send...
7653932 Method and system for layer-3 subscriber login in a cable data network  
A subscriber login server is used for managing a subscriber login session. The login server is associated with a DHCP server for configuring a premise equipment device and operator-managed device....
7650623 Method and system for facilitating interactive multimedia experiences  
A method configured for facilitating an interactive multimedia experiences comprising accessing a system-readable specification defining a multimedia experience configured for audience interaction...
7650622 Interactive session establishment based on initiation failure detection  
Systems and methods for implementing a communication mode for a communication terminal are provided. An embodiment of a method for implementing a communication mode includes receiving a plurality...
7640560 Apparatus and methods for broadcast monitoring  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for editing the content of a broadcast programming signal to provide a proprietary program signal that has been tailored to the preferences of an...
7631336 Method for converting, navigating and displaying video content uploaded from the internet to a digital TV video-on-demand platform  
Video content is uploaded via the Internet to a video-on-demand (VOD) server identified by a title and a hierarchical address of categories and subcategories for categorizing the title. The VOD...
7624416 Identifying events of interest within video content  
Instant messages sent by a viewer of a video while the video is perceivable to the viewer may be monitored. An event of interest occurring in the video may be identified based on the monitored...
7623851 Configuration of wireless control systems for broadband wireless communications  
A broadband wireless communication system configures a wireless control system that is located in a geographic region with a custom parameter file that is customized for the geographic region. The...
7603686 Information processing method and apparatus and recording medium  
An information processing apparatus in which television channel setting processing and provider setting processing can be completed expeditiously. The information processing apparatus has the...
7603683 Method of and client device for interactive television communication  
An interactive television system includes a plurality of client devices connected to a server through a network. The client devices display broadcast contents based on received broadcast data....
7600250 Communicating ancillary information associated with a plurality of audio/video programs  
A system includes a receiver and a communication interface. The receiver is adapted to tune to an audio/video portion over a transport medium. The communication interface is adapted to receive...
7596801 Single wire return device in a fiber to the home system  
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing reverse signals from a plurality of DHCTs to a downstream modulator that is located in the headend facility. The present invention includes a single...
7594251 Apparatus and method of managing reception state of data in digital broadcasting system  
An apparatus and method of managing a reception state of data in a digital broadcasting system has monitoring functions of a cable network, a broadcasting channel and received data realized for a...
7590997 System and method for managing, converting and displaying video content on a video-on-demand platform, including ads used for drill-down navigation and consumer-generated classified ads  
A video-on-demand (VOD) content delivery system for a digital television service provider manages a database of templates ordered in a hierarchy for presentation of video content elements of...
7577979 System and method for synchronizing streaming content with enhancing content using pre-announced triggers  
A client-server architecture synchronizes streaming content with enhancing content via pre-announced triggers. The architecture includes server-based components to generate announcements...
7577978 System for converting TV content to interactive TV game program operated with a standard remote control and TV set-top box  
A system for converting TV content to an interactive TV game program uses viewer input pointing to “hot spot” objects in TV programs to enter answers in the game program. Viewers can point to hot...
7577976 Support server, support method, and program for determining providing route of content  
A support server receives via a communication network, facility condition information provided by a content providing terminal that provides a content, showing the condition of the facility where...
7571455 TV having language selection function and control method of the same  
A television (TV) with a language selection function and an associated control method is provided which allows a user to select a desired display language regardless of a language in which...
7555196 Methods and systems for synchronizing timecodes when sending indices to client devices  
Methods and systems for indexing programs are described. In accordance with one embodiment, program data associated with a program recorded on a first entertainment system is processed sufficient...
7551832 Application management and interface for cluster control of time shift buffer  
An interfacing system enables an application client to interface with a device driver in a client device with persistent storage. In some preferred embodiments, the interfacing system includes a...
7552463 Television receiver, receiver and program execution method  
A television receiver includes an LCD unit and an EEPROM in which broadcasting program selection information for controlling a tuner section and channel numbers are stored in a coordinated...
7548653 Digital video broadcasting  
A method is provided for transmitting a plurality of informational video programs over a single digital transport stream to a plurality of receivers, wherein the receivers are operative to select...
7548960 Multimedia service apparatus and method for multimedia service providers outside home to UPnP devices inside home using home gateway and service gateway platform  
A multimedia service apparatus and method for multimedia service providers outside home to UPnP devices inside home using a home gateway and a service gateway platform is provided. In the...
7543323 Retrieving content using batch mode and real-time logical addresses  
Displaying content associated with a television program using logical addresses identifying the content. Content associated with the television program is automatically displayed by a set top box....
7532805 Audio-visual data recording/reproducing device  
An AV data recording/reproducing device is connected to a digital broadcasting tuner and the like via an IEEE1394 bus, in order to realize high-speed transfer when duplicating or transporting AV...
7506355 Tracking end-user content viewing and navigation  
Systems, apparatus, and methods to track end-user content viewing and navigation in a distributed computing environment are described. In one aspect, a document for communication to a data...
7489686 Optical network unit for an access network employing IEEE 1394  
Disclosed is an optical network unit of an access network for converging broadcast/telecommunication by employing IEEE 1394. The optical network unit processes the broadcast data and the...
7480701 Mixed-media service collections for multimedia platforms  
A mixed-media service collection for multimedia platforms allows simultaneous access to various mixed-media services for rendering multimedia content, depending on current client conditions. In...
7478417 Broadcast system and method for browsing the web  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus to browse the Web without using a web browser. The application server in a transmitting unit converts a web page transmitted from the Internet...
7460546 System, method and computer program product for residential gateway monitoring and control  
A system, method and computer program product is provided that allows an end user to monitor and/or control various data streams appearing on one or more customer premises equipment (CPE)...
7456902 Method and system for identifying addressing data within a television presentation  
Characters represented within a frame of a television presentation are identified. A pattern formed by a subset of the characters is identified if the pattern is indicative of an addressing datum....
7447741 Internet video conferencing on a home television  
A home network integrates a television to enable a user to use the television to conduct an Internet video conference by leveraging the Internet video conferencing functionality provided by a home...
7434243 Response apparatus method and system  
A remote response system utilizes portable response devices that receive user input and transmit user input over existing communication systems. Certain response devices communicate over wireless...
7418193 Video receiving and recording apparatus  
A video receiving and recording apparatus which can record a momentarily overlooked scene of a television broadcast and which can realize a reduction in power consumption and the like is provided....