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7111079 Architecture of a bridge between a non-IP network and the web  
Thin glue layers bridge a Non-IP network and the Internet Web. Existing services in both networks are used directly wherever feasible, thereby achieving simplicity and efficiency. A...
7107605 Digital image frame and method for using the same  
A digital image frame and method for using the same are provided. In one embodiment, the digital image frame is coupled with a computer system via a local area network (LAN). Data is sent between...
7096489 System and method for interactive television  
A system and method for interactive television (ITV) includes presenting both TV channels and “virtual channels” on an ITV. A virtual channel can be a Web page stored in memory of the ITV (or...
7092999 Data broadcast network for congestion-free internet access  
The invention is an Internet access system that puts together interactivity of the Internet and congestion-free content delivery inherent in broadcast media in order to reduce delays in content...
7089579 System for transporting MPEG video as streaming video in an HTML web page  
An implementation of streaming video in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) Web pages combines video signals in MPEG digital television format with Internet World Wide Web pages in HTML format....
7086080 Multi-media coordinated information system with multiple user devices and multiple interconnection networks  
An improved methodology and implementing system are provided in which a docking station is arranged to receive and dock a number of individual wireless personal information management (IM) units....
7086079 Method and apparatus for internet TV  
A telephone interface and voice recognition driven Internet browser system and method for accessing/browsing the Internet or other remote computing services on a cable or satellite television...
7086081 Multi-terminal docking station system  
An improved methodology and implementing system are provided in which a docking station is arranged to receive and dock a number of individual wireless personal information management (IM) units....
7080399 Network control system, and controller, target and consumer for use in the network control system  
A network control system which transmits mass data efficiently, speedily, and reliably, and which includes a controller that can easily decide what a target has transmitted. The controller and the...
7068972 Home area network including arrangement for distributing audio programming information from a plurality of source over local radio broadcast  
An audio program distribution arrangement for use in connection with a server in a home area network is described. The audio program distribution arrangement is configured to distribute audio...
7043197 Telecommunication system for the bidirectional transmission of data and voice signals  
Telecommunication system for bidirectional transmission of data and voice signals with a data network (2), which is connected via a satellite data transmission link (6, 5, 8) for bidirectional...
7043536 Method for controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of CD media  
A method for allowing a user PC (1702) to be controlled in order to effect a connection between the user PC (1702) and a destination node (1706) on a network (306). This is facilitated through an...
7039928 Method and device for obtaining audience data on TV program  
The TV program table data in the area where a viewer resides are received through the Internet or a broadcasting medium by using the TV set with an internet connection function at the viewer....
7031931 Portable device attached to a media player for rating audio/video contents  
A portable rating apparatus for rating one of audio and video content. The apparatus includes a user-manipulable control dedicated for generating a signal indicating a rating of a media content....
7028327 Using the electronic program guide to synchronize interactivity with broadcast programs  
In a broadcasting system, an electronic program guide (EPG) is used to determine what broadcast program is on a given channel at a given time in a given location. With the particular determined...
7027431 Wireless device connection in single medium wiring scheme for multiple signal distribution in building and access port therefor  
An access node or access port has physical connectors for a variety of signal-receiving and -transmitting devices and includes apparatus that allow all signals used by the devices to be carried by...
7028329 Remote accessible programming  
A local user issues recording instructions via the Internet to a remote computing device. The remote recording device records broadcast programs available to it according to the received recording...
7017175 Digital television application protocol for interactive television  
A common communication language that can address all the applications running in a multitude of set top boxes (STBs) or client devices and application servers. The present invention, DATP protocol...
7007295 System and method for Internet streaming of 3D animated content  
A system and method facilitating the production, processing, and Internet distribution of 3D animated movies including 3D multipath movies. A key reduction algorithm reduces the keyframes...
6993783 System for searching TV program data via the internet  
A system for searching TV program data via the Internet, wherein TV program data is received from broadcasting stations via the Internet and recorded in a database. A program data search means...
6986155 Methods and apparatus for selecting multicast IP data transmitted in broadcast streams  
Through the association of an IP address with each data stream, a single system may be used by a network card or a tuner to select multicast IP data. Each data stream is identified by a unique IP...
6981050 Digital remote recorder  
A method and system for recording and publishing traditional media source programs over a network is disclosed. According to the method, a request for publication of one or more traditional media...
6968569 Data broadcast receiving apparatus and method  
A data broadcast receiving apparatus includes a storage controlling unit and a reproduction controlling unit. The storage controlling unit stores data modules among a plurality of data modules...
6968568 Methods and apparatus of disseminating broadcast information to a handheld device  
Broadcast information is classified in categories to facilitate user selection and filtration of the broadcast information which is processed for presentation to the user. The broadcast...
6958999 Frame bundling and payload switching  
A method and apparatus by which digitized large frames of packets are sent between computer-based switches over a data network and central switch with greater efficiency than with existing...
6959449 System and method for simultaneously accessing video data and internet page data  
A system and method for simultaneously accessing video data and Internet page data includes a format manager that inserts a video tag into page data to concurrently display a positionable video...
6931512 Method and apparatus for selectively retrieving information from a source computer using a terrestrial or satellite interface  
A requesting terminal includes an interface that allows a user to select whether data downloaded from a network (such as the Internet) is transmitted to the requesting terminal via a high-speed...
6928656 Method for delivery of IP data over MPEG-2 transport networks  
An IP data transport method and system that makes efficient use of the subscriber television system bandwidth and uses the existing structure and equipment of the subscriber television system. The...
6895595 Module manager for interactive television system  
A system and method implemented in an interactive television system for managing modules of interactive television applications. The system transmits modules from a broadcast station to a...
6891841 Time division multiple access over broadband modulation method and apparatus  
A communication system is disclosed for providing dedicated bandwidth to at least one subscriber location for transmitting to a common point of distribution via an HFC network. In an embodiment of...
6886180 Implementing cable modem functions on a host computer  
The present invention processes cable modem functions on a host computer. The cable modem receives hardware specific modem functions and transfers these functions to the host computer. An...
6859937 Context-sensitive options panel  
The present invention provides a system and method for integrating convention television viewing with Internet-related activities. A viewer accesses both conventional television features and...
6839829 Routing protocol based redundancy design for shared-access networks  
A protection CMTS is available to immediately service a cable modem should that modem's service from a working CMTS fail for any reason. To speed the service transfer (cutover) from the working...
6813639 Method for establishing channel-based internet access network  
A channel-based network includes a system server, one or more Internet sites and one or more user terminals. The system server stores a series of computer pages and a master channel table that...
6810413 System and method for providing internet content using hybrid wireless and wire technologies at the end user site  
Systems and methods for content delivery, such as Internet content, using hybrid wireless technology, such as satellite technology, and wire technology, such as twisted pair, cable, and fiber...
6810528 System and method for providing an on-line gaming experience through a CATV broadband network  
A system for providing online content, in particular interactive gaming, over a network includes a server terminal as part of a head end facility and a client console located in one or more...
6793352 Projector wireless control system and wireless control method  
A projector and a mobile terminal are connected wirelessly in two-way communication, and thus the projector is controlled by the mobile terminal. Also, projection data is exchanged between the...
6795973 Enhanced television recorder and player  
An enhanced television recorder and player includes a trigger inserter unit that inserts triggers into vertical blanking intervals of audio/video signals. The triggers point to resources that are...
6785733 Transport protocol conversion method and protocol conversion equipment  
A transfer protocol conversion method and a protocol conversion equipment are disclosed in order to transmits TS packets for a CATV network, a DAVIC network or the like by use of IP packets for...
6772434 Device and method for the integrated presentation of a secondary service as a part of a primary service  
A method and apparatus for providing an integrated presentation of existing media program services and secondary media program services is described. The method comprises the steps of receiving...
6757907 Display selection in a video-on-demand system  
A video-on-demand system transfers a control screen signal to a second communication system and receives a viewer control signal from the second communication system. The video-on-demand system...
6757909 Internet set-top box having an in-band tuner and cable modem  
An apparatus and method thereof for communicating a scramble key (for descrambling scrambled digital signals) and service information (used in an electronic programming guide) to an intelligent...
6754907 Remote control of video-on-demand system  
A video-on-demand system transfers video content signals to a first communication system. The video-on-demand system transfers a control screen signal to a second communication system and receives...
6732368 Method and apparatus for providing voice/unified messaging services using CATV terminals  
System for providing CATV subscribers an access to a UMS (Unified Messaging System) and/or VMS (Voice Mail System), wherein each subscriber is provided with a TV set connected to the CATV network...
6712616 System for education about names  
The invention relates to a system (20) and a method and signal used for broadcasting of a media package (28). In the media package, a name list is established for a predetermined period of days or...
6711552 Apparatus and method for saving commerce related information in a broadcast programming network  
An apparatus for saving commerce information in a broadcast programming network includes a communications device capable of being tuned to receive any of multiple broadcast video programming...
6671883 Method and apparatus for lost connectivity recovery  
The method and device carry out communication between a settop box and a target network through nay of a number of head ends. When a connectivity between the settop box and the target network...
6658662 Retrieving information from a broadcast signal  
A broadcast video signal is captured on user command and processed to identify network addresses contain therein. Network addresses are stored together with information about the program during...
6643495 Communication system and device for use with both a broadband distribution network and a telephone network  
In a communication system a communication device (2) is present for receiving a wideband broadcast signal from a head-end. For providing a return channel to enable interactive TV services, a GSM...
6637028 Integrated television and internet information system  
A method and apparatus that enables a user to store or indicate event information while watching a television broadcast is disclosed. The event information is transmitted to a server, preferably...