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8438596 Automatic contact information transmission system  
According to one aspect, a DVR sends a user's contact information over a network to an interested party. The DVR prompts the user to enter contact information. After the user has supplied the...
8438605 Video distribution system and video distribution method  
A video distribution system according to the present invention includes a user terminal, an SIP session controller, and a video distribution server. When the SIP session controller receives a...
8438608 Sharing a streaming video  
A video segment can be shared over a computer network by first receiving the video segment at a receiving computer on the network. The receiving computer assures that the video segment is in a...
8438606 Serving from a third party server to a control device a web page useful for controlling an IPTV client with non-public address  
An IPTV may be controlled in part by a second user consumer electronic (CE) device using a web page served from a third party server even though the third party server cannot function as a proxy...
8434123 Sharing a streaming video  
A video segment can be shared over a computer network by first receiving the video segment at a receiving computer on the network. The receiving computer assures that the video segment is in a...
8429685 System and method for privacy-preserving advertisement selection  
Methods and systems to provide targeted advertising in a subscription television setting, wherein the households that receive the targeted advertisement may retain anonymity. This may be achieved...
8429263 File content distribution method, device, and system for an interactive network television system  
The present invention discloses file content distribution method, device and system, wherein, the method includes: a content preparing means selecting one or more content location and distribution...
8429704 System architecture and method for composing and directing participant experiences  
The present invention contemplates providing an experience platform within a CDN, as well as sentio or experience codecs, and experience agents for supporting the experience platform. The...
8424051 Enhancement for interactive TV formatting apparatus  
A signal formatting apparatus for use in a television transmission system, the apparatus comprising: an enhanced content input for receiving enhanced content streams in a predefined input format;...
8417092 System, method, and program for recording presentable data accessed through interactive links displayed by an interactive television program  
A system, method, and program product for recording presentable data accessed through interactive links displayed within an interactive television program are disclosed. In accordance with the...
8418207 Dynamic video source selection for providing the best quality programming  
A Dynamic Video Source Selection (DVSS) component that can be implemented in a physical or virtual STB that is capable of presenting a high quality service and consistent navigational paradigm to...
8418199 Internet downloaded programmable recording device  
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,...
8413201 Method for deciding radio bearer of mobile IPTV system  
In a mobile IPTV system, a multicast coordination entity (MCE) acquires information for radio resource allocation for satisfying all terminals through a counting procedure, and determines a radio...
8413198 System and method for the controlled on-demand distribution of content via a centralized server and a peer-to-peer network  
A method and system for providing controlled on-demand distribution of content via a centralized server and a peer-to-peer network have been described. The method may include receiving, at a...
8407755 Control of IPTV using second device  
An IPTV may be controlled in part by a second user consumer electronic (CE) device such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) or laptop computer. The IPTV obtains system credentials from a...
8407751 Methods, devices, and computer program products for providing instant messaging in conjunction with an audiovisual, video, or audio program  
Methods, devices, and computer program products for providing instant messaging in conjunction with an audiovisual, video, or audio program are provided. The methods include providing an...
8407750 Enabling users of peer to peer clients to socially interact while viewing videos  
Embodiments of the present invention pertain to enabling users of peer to peer clients to socially interact while viewing videos. According to one embodiment, a first client and a second client...
8402499 Voicemail interface system and method  
Disclosed herein are inventions that integrate a home television set top box (“STB”) or home media center with a smart voicemail system of a telephone service provider. Smart voicemail features,...
8402155 Real-time media delivery with automatic catch-up  
Live media content is delivered in substantially real-time to a player device from a streamer and through a content delivery network. The streamer receives live media content and encodes and...
8402497 Meta channel network-based content download technology  
Content download technology, in which a network-based video scheduled to be played at a particular time is identified, and multiple sources from which the network-based video is available for...
8392533 Dynamic bandwidth load balancing in a data distribution network  
Methods, apparatuses, and software are described for implementing dynamic bandwidth load balancing in a data distribution network that provides a plurality of simultaneous video streams over a...
8387091 Method and apparatus for synchronizing data streams containing audio, video and/or other data  
Several data streams contain video, audio and/or other data. Some of the data streams are pre-recorded in a multiplex on a storage medium while other data streams are located out of the data...
RE43988 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal  
A device for provisioning, retrieving, and using data guide information transmitted in a digital broadcast signal is disclosed. A receiver receives the digital broadcast signal which includes...
8360810 Modular outlet  
In conjunction with a wiring in a house carrying data network signal, a modular outlet (100) includes a base module (100a) and interface module (100b). The base module connects to the wiring and...
8359392 System and method for securely communicating on-demand content from closed network to dedicated devices, and for compiling content usage data in closed network securely communicating content to dedicated devices  
A system for securely communicating content as streaming data is provided. The system includes a closed network created on a public network, and a dedicated device for receiving twice-encrypted...
8359628 Display device and transmitting device  
A display device includes a signal receiving unit, an image display unit, a communicating unit, a position designating unit, and an information transmitting unit. The signal receiving unit...
8359622 Wireless video device for use with a wireless video uplink system  
A wireless video device comprises: a user interface, optical receiver, processing system, and wireless transceiver. The optical receiver processes optical signals to generate corresponding video...
8356328 Methods and systems for selecting content for an Internet television stream using mobile device location  
Methods and systems for selecting content for outputting on a mobile device during a program break in an Internet television stream using mobile device location information. In one aspect, the...
8356123 Apparatus and method for storing context information on an electronic device  
An electronic device includes a storage slot for storing context information for a storage device. The electronic device is configured to apply settings related to the context information to the...
8356317 Presence based technology  
A collaborative information system.
8356325 System and method for transferring a session across domains and subscriptions  
A system and method for transferring a session between IPTV Control Servers, or between IMS subscriptions, allows the IPTV Control Servers involved in the transfer to connect to each other and...
8350887 System and method of message notification and access via a video distribution network  
A method includes receiving, via an internet protocol television network, a broadcast signal comprising video content at a device. The device is associated with a person. The method includes...
8352993 Method for providing viewing information for displaying a list of channels viewed by call recipients  
A method for providing viewing information is presented. The method includes displaying a call recipient list including at least one call recipient; and displaying a channel being viewed by each...
8352996 Adaptive video switching for variable network conditions  
A method for video playback switching in response to changing network conditions. The method includes accessing a server to retrieve respective index files for a low bit rate version and a high...
8346936 Method for managing the allocation of resources to channel swarms in a peer-to-peer network  
A resource-node of a peer-to-peer (P2P) network adapted to manage the allocation of resources to channel swarms. Resource allocation is based on a distributed algorithm in which resource-nodes of...
8347343 Method for receiving a broadcast signal  
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 a Non-Real-Time...
8341683 Convergence-enabled DVD and web system  
Methods for integrating an authored DVD system and a WWW web browser are described. Universal Resource Locator (URL) information corresponding to sites accessible by the browser is stored in...
8341671 System and method for synchroning broadcast content with supplementary information  
Disclosed herein is a system and method for providing a supplementary information associated with a broadcast content. The system provides a supplementary information associated with a specific...
8336075 Information distribution system, program-for-management-apparatus recording medium, and program-for-information-processor recording medium  
A content distribution system includes a node to which content is distributed via a network and a distribution management server for managing a content distribution status. The node receives...
8332901 Method, system and apparatus for establishing a packet-based connection with a dial up modem  
Apparatus for establishing a packet-based connection between a video display equipment (such as a set-top box) having an analog modem and a remote computer. The translation apparatus receives a...
8325744 Hosted IPTV system incorporating a gateway adapter for processing in a shared IPTV environment  
A shared (or “hosted”) IPTV system including intermediate IPTV facilities controlled by a host operator and accessible to one or more hosted operators pursuant to a shared service arrangement...
8327403 Systems and methods for providing remote program ordering on a user device via a web server  
Methods and systems for remotely scheduling for recording or ordering a program advertised on a web page of a website. A program advertisement is displayed on a user device. In response to a...
8321893 Apparatus and method for discovering ESG bootstrap entry point in CBMS system  
A method of providing discovery information of an Electronic Service Guide (ESG) bootstrap entry point is provided. The method includes listing at least one piece of ESG bootstrap characteristic...
8321903 External services allocation in closed on-demand systems  
Integrating external on-demand services is performed through embedding a pseudo on-demand video-title for each new on-demand external service, which is activated by an original session manager...
8312497 Closed-captioning universal resource locator (URL) capture system and method  
A method includes receiving at a set-top box a broadcast signal including closed-captioning content. The closed-captioning content includes subtitles related to the broadcast signal and uniform...
8312491 Distributed system for linking content of video signals to information sources  
A system for product advertising through a telecommunication network is disclosed. The system comprises an advertising engine and an information depot. The advertising engine comprises an...
8306391 Method for resuming content reproduction across devices  
A method for operating a data reproduction device enables users to resume reproduction of audio and/or video content across different devices of the same or different type. According to an...
8307403 Triggerless interactive television  
Various technologies and techniques are disclosed that relate to providing interactive television by synchronizing content to live and/or recorded television shows. Content is synchronized without...
8307389 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, computer program, and information sharing system  
An information processing apparatus that can communicate with plural content viewing apparatuses includes a group registering unit that registers users of the content viewing apparatuses in...
8299939 Method and apparatus for utility usage monitoring  
An approach is provided for monitoring utility usage and generating notifications. A platform collects utility data from a utility meter of a subscriber and determines whether the utility data...