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7412169 FTTH system for convergence of broadcasting and communication through switched broadcasting  
A fiber to the home FTTH network for convergence of broadcasting and communication is disclosed. The network includes: an OLT for receiving and converting a first predetermined number of broadcast...
7404201 Data distribution server  
A copy computer includes a storage device which stores a copy of contents from a distribution computer and a module which creates a copy of updated contents based on a copy request and which sends...
7386875 Freezing live video frames with interactive links  
An embodiment of the present invention allows a user to maintain the display of a video frame containing one or more interactive links while also maintaining access to the links. Thus allowing the...
7376153 Interactive streaming media production tool using communication optimization  
The invention provides interactive streaming mixed media production. A mixed media content creation tool includes a resource-computation element that computes the likely resource load to be...
7376896 System for recording world wide web browsing sessions navigation on a real-time basis and for subsequently displaying the recorded sessions as surrogate browsing sessions with user enabled real-time modification  
An implementation for the generation of a surrogate Web browsing session at a Web receiving display station by a user who does the basic browsing or searching for a principal user, e.g. the...
7369744 Signal receiving apparatus and signal recording method  
A signal receiving apparatus includes a tuner (102) for selecting a broadcasting station or a program, which becomes a reception subject, a program recording/playing circuit (202) for recording a...
7363649 Media content descriptions  
A media content description system receives media content descriptions from one or more metadata providers. The media content description system associates each media content description with the...
7346164 Communication installation for collective data reception  
A communication installation for communal reception of digital television and/or of multimedia data, which receives a plurality of signals emanating from separate sources. The installation of the...
7346919 Television messaging vocal response generation  
In a messaging system adapted to operate in a television environment, the invention teaches a method and apparatus for allowing a user to enter textual outgoing message, which is translated to...
7340763 Internet browsing from a television  
A system for automatically using internet information which is contained within a commercial on an entertainment medium e.g. television. The system determines information indicative of the web...
7340171 FTTH system for broadcast/communication convergence using IEEE 1394  
A broadcast/communication convergence system, and an FTTH (Fiber To The Home) system that can accommodate broadcast signals of various channels and variable band signals by converging broadcast...
7340761 System and method for delivering radio programs and related schedule information  
An Internet-enabled television system provides an electronic program guide for the radio (radio EPG) depicting radio programs available via the Internet. The radio EPG displays the programming...
7337457 Apparatus and method for providing and obtaining product information through a broadcast signal  
The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for providing and obtaining product information through a broadcast signal. In this present invention, information identifying a product...
7325245 Linking to video information  
A system enables dynamic linking between a variety of video formats including television broadcasts, web pages, and video displays which are stored on magnetic or optical media. Each frame of the...
7320134 System and method for cable operator control over enhanced programming  
A system and method are described for allowing cable operators to actively block, pass through, modify, append, filter, or replace triggers corresponding to various forms of enhanced content being...
7313810 Multimedia information transmission and distribution system  
A communication system having programmable, addressable receivers that receive, store, process, and send digital and conventional video, audio and control signals for use in, among other things, a...
7313809 Convergence-enabled DVD and web system  
A system integrates a DVD system and a WWW web browser. Universal Resource Locator (URL) information corresponding to sites accessible by the browser are stored in fields within the DVD data. When...
7310330 Apparatus for providing broadcasting channel information in internet protocol based digital broadcasting system and method thereof  
In a digital broadcasting system comprising a server for retransmitting a digital broadcast on the basis of an Internet protocol (IP), a user terminal for receiving the digital broadcast on the...
7308701 Web site load management  
A system for broadcasting enhanced television content may provide for early notification of web hosting facilities when uniform resource locators may be broadcast with television content. When...
7305357 Method and system for providing and controlling delivery of content on-demand over a cable television network and a data network  
A system and method for delivering content on-demand by way of a cable network are disclosed. Provision of such content is controlled over a data network. Advantageously, a user interface at a...
7305699 Method and apparatus for generating carousels  
An apparatus for generating one or more carousels. A carousel includes a plurality of modules, at least one of which exhibits multiple instances, that are arranged in a module schedule. The...
7296283 Two-tiered authorization and authentication for a cable data delivery system  
Apparatus for a cable television subscriber to log onto a computer network with a modem over an upstream path using a USERID and password. The network validates the subscriber USERID and...
7292821 Communication line connecting apparatus and method of controlling communication line connecting apparatus  
An apparatus includes an acquiring circuit to acquire a definition file which specifies a band for use in the internal communication network for the terminal device, and a controller which...
7293189 Method and device for reproducing additional data in synchronization with main data using time information  
A recording medium, method and apparatus for managing data are discussed. According to an embodiment, the present invention provides a method of reproducing main data and additional data. The...
7284032 Method and system for sharing information with users in a network  
A method for sharing information in a network includes steps of enabling a user to define a data segment, recording the defined data segment, transmitting first information associated with the...
7281260 Streaming media publishing system and method  
A streaming media publishing system and method for use in delivering streaming media to personal computers. The streaming media publishing system and method preferably delivers streaming media...
7275095 Internet subscriber management  
A subscriber information management system for use with a broadcast system, and a method of managing subscriber information, are described. The system includes storing subscriber internet...
7269159 Upstream bandwidth allocation for packet telephony in a shared-media packet-switched access network  
A method and apparatus is provided for allocating bandwidth and reducing jitter in an upstream transmission in a shared-media packet-switched access network with multiple upstream channels...
7266836 Tune alerts for remotely adjusting a tuner  
Methods and systems are provided for alerting users of audio and/or video broadcasts. A user of a first media player may create a tune alert message and transmit the message to a second media...
7263711 Terminating enhanced television broadcasts  
An enhanced television broadcast system may enable the transmission and reception of a real-time event when a new program is about to begin. The real-time event may control access to enhancements...
7243365 Apparatus and method for delivery of metadata on ATVEF transport B enabled platform  
A method and associated apparatus for announcing and identifying metadata relating to available video programs and/or enhancements in an enhanced television communications system compliant with...
7240092 Displaying complementary content sources  
A computer-implemented method includes receiving a first URL address corresponding to a first web page, accessing content and serving the first web page based on the first URL address, receiving...
7228560 Performing server side interactive television  
A method for providing enhanced programming to an entertainment module where the display of the enhanced programming is prepared remotely from the entertainment module. The method includes a step...
7219367 Backup communication modes  
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 first type...
7219173 System for video processing control and scheduling wherein commands are unaffected by signal interrupts and schedule commands are transmitted at precise time  
A method, apparatus, computer medium, and other embodiments for synchronizing control of one or more devices at predetermined times are described. A host scheduler loads a to-do list of...
7203953 Method and apparatus for two-way internet access over a CATV network with channel tracking  
Internet access is provided over a digital cable television system using Internet protocol (IP) over MPEG digital video. Simultaneous Internet access and TV viewing is provided by an IP over...
7200321 Method and apparatus for creating an expanded functionality digital video disc  
A method and apparatus for creating an expanded functionality digital video disc (DVD) creates an enhanced DVD with index tables for the program streams on the DVD. Index tables point to key...
7194001 Time division multiplexing over broadband modulation method and apparatus  
A packet switch router that processes downstream digital information to provide dedicated bandwidth to each subscriber destination on a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network. The router includes a...
7194754 Method and system to defer transactions conducted via interactive television  
A viewer can initiate and then defer a transaction conducted via an interactive television system. The transaction can involve obtaining information or ordering goods or services available from a...
7191462 System for transmitting video images over a computer network to a remote receiver  
A method of and apparatus for transmitting video images allows a viewer to receive at a receiving display device, all or a selected portion of a video stream of frames, in a storage-efficient...
7185282 Interface device for an integrated television-based broadband home health system  
An integrated home health system includes a television-based patient station, a first provider station for providing telemedicine or other healthcare services to a patient located at the patient...
7184652 Digital video recording/reproduction apparatus and program therefor  
There is provided a digital video recording/reproduction apparatus which can precisely perform a reproduction process while preventing noise generation even when a program has been recorded in...
7178161 Method and apparatus for creating a connection speed detecting movie and rich media player customization on the fly  
A master movie and player are created on the fly. The master movie is created based on characteristics of a movie or other asset to be viewed by the player. The player is constructed from a...
7143432 System for transforming streaming video data  
According to one embodiment, a circuit configured to form an output video stream includes a resolution modification circuit configured to receive a plurality of video frames from a frame buffer,...
7143428 Concurrent viewing of a video programming and of text communications concerning the video programming  
A system in which a video signal, such as a television program, is received and displayed to a viewer. The system has a user-selectable chat option in which the viewer can enter text messages that...
RE39376 System for accessing amenities through a public telephone network  
An amenity accessing system is provided that includes an access telephone (10) with a plurality of access keys. The telephone includes a line powered card reader (62) that interfaces with a CPU...
7124427 Method and apparatus for surveillance using an image server  
Methods and apparatus for an image server surveillance system provide for as control and coordination of cameras that may be widely deployed, analyzing data from multiple cameras, making data...
7120924 Method and apparatus for receiving a hyperlinked television broadcast  
A system and method of receiving information hyperlinked to a television broadcast. The broadcast material is analyzed and one or more regions within a frame are identified. Additional information...
7114172 Synchronized personal video recorders  
A method, apparatus and system for synchronizing the video output of personal video recorders in two or more locations. A broadcast program is received and recorded on a personal video recorder on...
7114174 Computer program product for transforming streaming video data  
According to one embodiment, a computer program product for a system including a processor includes a tangible memory including code that directs the processor to determine an output resolution...