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8667051 Real-time communication processing method, product, and apparatus  
The present invention detects indicia, identifiers, or partial URLs to mark up in real time from input sources such as that of radio, television, cable, and other sources that have a digital,...
8667547 Method and system for editing text messages conveyed via a CATV infrastructure at a TV set-top box  
A method and system for replacing at least one item in a source string compiled at a TV set-top box for conveying via a TV communication infrastructure. A TV communication gateway receives the...
8667546 Method and apparatus for secure transfer and playback of multimedia content  
A method and apparatus for secure transfer and playback of multimedia content enables the secure transfer of multimedia content from a digital video recorder (DVR) to a personal computer (PC) and...
8667160 System and method for internet audio/video delivery  
One embodiment of the present invention relates to a system for distributing audio/video convent via a network, comprising: a client software application, and a channel control software...
8661488 Network AV device and AV network system  
In an AV network system where one or more servers and digital TVs are connected to a network, and a server connected to the network is also connected to a digital TV by a HDMI cable, the digital...
8661463 Method and system of marking and recording content of interest in a broadcast stream  
A system and method for marking and recording content includes a network operation center receiving an incoming programming stream, monitoring the incoming programming stream, generating...
8661124 Organizing social activity information on a site  
A system and method for organizing social activity information on a website is disclosed. The system comprises a feed serving module and a presentation module. The feed serving module is...
8661489 Media processing system supporting adaptive digital media parameters based on end-user viewing capabilities  
Systems and methods that adapt media content are described. In one embodiment, a system may include, for example, a first communications device and a second communications device. The first...
8661490 Method and apparatus for internet-based interactive programming  
A method and system for the creation of interactive programming incorporating viewer interactions. An interactive program includes moderator content generated by the moderator and edited...
8656434 Remote controller, transmitting and receiving apparatus and method  
In a system, tabulated information on broadcasting programs is supplied through a network. When a user selects information on a desired program from the tabulated information of programs,...
8656443 Method and system for providing dynamic time slice encoding for complete internet anywhere  
A server may be used to handle at least some of processing of content retrieved via and/or derived from Internet access operations of a plurality of set-top boxes (STBs). Resource allocation...
8656440 Method and system of providing a virtual community for participation in a remote event  
An approach is provided for establishing a virtual community for remotely participating in an event. A remote camera set is controlled by a user equipment to view an event from a plurality of...
8656281 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, information processing system, and program  
An information processing apparatus including a meta information acquisition section for acquiring meta information of content displayed on a first display device, a specifying section for...
8650607 Method and system for providing interactive look-and-feel in a digital broadcast via an X-Y protocol  
A system for providing an interactive look-and-feel in a digital video broadcast via an X-Y protocol is provided. At a head-end, video information is digitized and associated with private data,...
8646022 Methods and apparatus to configure broadband-enabled entertainment systems  
Methods and apparatus to configure broadband-enabled entertainment systems are disclosed. An example method comprises presenting a first user interface to enable a user to configure a...
8643736 Method and apparatus for participating in a virtual community for viewing a remote event over a wireless network  
An approach is provided for remotely participating over a wireless network in an event. Certification information corresponding to a ticket purchased for an event is received at a proxy server....
8646015 Apparatus and methods for network access using a set top box and television  
An Internet gateway video server transmits selection information to a set top box connected to a television. The set top box displays the selection information on the television. A user views the...
8640160 Method and system for providing targeted advertisements  
Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed that target content to a subscriber. One such device has a processor communicating with memory. The processor receives a library of content associated...
8640176 Apparatus and method for providing television services using an aggregator  
The present disclosure provides an apparatus, method, and computer programs for obtaining content from a communications network. One aspect of the disclosure includes: storing an aggregator on a...
8638818 Interface apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving media data  
An interface for providing a media service includes an encapsulation layer for encapsulating coded media data. The interface also includes a delivery layer for transmitting the encapsulated media...
8635659 Audio receiver modular card and method thereof  
A television and a method are provided. The television includes a display, a first network interface to a packet-based network, a first modular card receptacle coupled to the first network...
8631452 Channel switching processing method, system, and related devices  
A channel switching processing method, system, and related devices are provided. The method includes: receiving, by a switching server, a channel switching request sent by a receiving end; and...
8627393 System and method for communicating stored power measurement parameters between devices in a communication system  
During tuner manufacture, the unique power parameters as a function of frequency and channel are stored on a memory unique to each tuner. When the tuner is subsequently incorporated into another...
8627373 System and method for presenting media services  
A system and method for presenting media services is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media system having a controller element...
8627387 Distributed method of indexing time and file size alignment  
Logical content is defined by start/end times into a VoD media offering. The calculation of byte-range markers corresponding to the start/end times is distributed among the STBs to first request...
8627364 Digital system and method of processing service data thereof  
A digital system and a method of processing service data thereof are disclosed. The digital system includes a first device configured to transmit at least one of device information and device...
8621537 Method of processing channel information and receiver  
A method of processing channel information of a transmitter/receiver and a receiver are disclosed. The method of processing channel information of the transmitter includes service provider...
8621213 Remote control of medical devices using instant messaging infrastructure  
Systems and methods for remote control and management of medical workstations using an instant messaging infrastructure. A remote client, such as a mobile phone, laptop, tablet, or other computing...
8619867 Video game system using pre-encoded macro-blocks and a reference grid  
A method and related system of generating a frame of video is disclosed. In the method, a request is received and a frame of video is generated using a plurality of pre-encoded macro-blocks....
8619822 Method and system for generating uplink signals from a ground segment  
A system and method of generating an output signal includes a receiving system generating a plurality of signals having a first format, an encoder 162 encoding the plurality of signals into a...
8620784 Formation and rearrangement of ad hoc networks  
Systems and methods for the formation and rearrangement of ad hoc networks and more particularly to systems and methods for sharing bandwidth in ad hoc networks. The method comprises broadcasting...
8621545 System and method for a content server to be used by a content provider to distribute content to subscribers of a communications service provider  
A system and method for a content provider to distribute content may include configuring a webserver to be in communication with the Internet and be accessible to subscribers of a communication...
8621544 Mitigatation of video artifacts  
Methods, systems and computer-readable storage media are disclosed to mitigate video artifacts in video content transmission. A method to mitigate video artifacts in a video content transmission...
8621508 Encapsulated, streaming media automation and distribution system  
Disclosed are systems and methods for creating and distributing programming content carried by a digital streaming media to be a plurality of remote nodes located over a large geographic area to...
8615781 Method of processing channel information and receiver  
A method of processing channel information of a transmitter/receiver, and a receiver are disclosed. The method of processing channel information in the receiver receives at least two of provider...
8613030 Transmission of uncompressed video for 3-D and multiview HDTV  
A wireless video camera system including a single or dual HDTV digital camera; a system for the wireless transmission of uncompressed single or multiple SMPTE 292M, HDSDI data streams over an RF...
8613015 Two-stage processed video link aggregation system  
Methods and systems for presentation of content through an interface to provide personalized video feeds to a user. A video feed is harvested from feed items gathered at various Internet sources....
8613036 Device for connection to a television set and method of transmitting additional information for the television signal  
A method of obtaining, preparing and visually displaying additional information on a continuous reproduction of electronic media, picture reproduction, or sound reproduction on an ongoing...
8601504 Secure tracking system and method for video program content  
A secure tracking system for video program content places a special code (watermark) within the broadcast program, preferably via the user bits of the SMPTE time code already used on virtually all...
8601509 System and method for detecting closed captioning and creating a closed captioning electronic programming guide  
A set-top box device includes a detector module and an electronic programming guide module. The detector module is configured to detect a closed captioning flag in a video stream, and to cache...
8601508 System for presenting an electronic programming guide in a satellite communication system  
A system for presenting an electronic programming guide in a satellite communication system is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a...
8599309 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....
8595781 Methods for identifying video segments and displaying contextual targeted content on a connected television  
Systems and methods for identifying which video segment is being displayed on a screen of a television system. The video segment is identified by deriving data from the television signals, the...
8589994 Comprehensive multi-media surveillance and response system for aircraft, operations centers, airports and other commercial transports, centers and terminals  
A data collection and distribution system for monitoring aircraft in flight, on the ground and at the gate or terminal for monitoring critical and catastrophic events, managing the emergency...
8584169 System and method for creating and managing custom media channels  
A system and method for creating and managing custom media channels within an Interactive Digital Program Guide (IDPG) of a device having a set-top box function associated with a cable or...
8583443 Recording and reproducing apparatus  
Disclosed is a recording and reproducing apparatus comprising: an apparatus main body; and a remote controller to perform remote control of the apparatus main body, wherein the remote controller...
8582578 Method and apparatus for transporting media content in a virtual private network having configurable network devices  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a local resource manager server that receives a request to distribute media content, and provides signaling...
8572664 Method for receiving a broadcast signal and broadcast receiver  
A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including an NRT service,...
8571956 System architecture and methods for composing and directing participant experiences  
The present invention contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for providing an experience platform, as well as sentio or experience codecs, and experience agents for supporting the...
8572666 System and method for providing a data mall  
A system and method for providing content providers with network distribution nodes for distributing content to subscribers of a communications service provider may include maintaining multiple...