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8296185 Non-intrusive media linked and embedded information delivery  
A method for information delivery is disclosed. The method includes directing the display of a multimedia presentation in a first screen segment. The multimedia presentation is associated with a...
8286214 Method and system to combine broadcast television and internet television  
Provided is a method and system for receiving and displaying video from both an Internet and a broadcast video source. Also provided is a frame controller for receiving video data from an Internet...
8285891 Host device, a point of deployment (POD), and a method of identifying an operation mode  
A host device, POD (point of deployment) and a method of identifying an operation mode are disclosed, by which data received via internet can be processed. The present invention includes an...
8285890 Host device, a point of deployment (POD), and a method of identifying an operation mode  
A host device, a point of deployment (POD), and a method for recognizing an operation mode are disclosed. The host device interfaces with a point of deployment (POD), and includes an interface...
8284312 Video display device, video display system, and video display method  
A video display system is a system in which a video transmission device 10 and a video display device 20 are connected via an HDMI 1. The video display device 20 includes an EDID memory 25 in...
8284842 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....
8279851 Apparatus, system, and method for obtaining local connectivity settings  
An apparatus, system, and method for a communication network that includes a mobile device, a target device, and a connection settings server. The mobile device is configured to transmit a request...
8279342 System for receiving and storing broadcast content, and device for reception and storage  
In a system for receiving and storing broadcast content data, a reception and storage device receives and stores a portion of broadcast content data in a storage unit, and then generates and...
8281353 Service creation system and method for packet based cellular networks  
A method and apparatus for transmitting audio information and digital images via a wireless switching network by performing the operations of starting a photo or audio session by a digital camera...
8280949 System and method for synchronized media distribution  
Systems and methods are disclosed for synchronizing distribution of media with a scheduled media event. According to one aspect of the invention, a producer transfers selected content at a server...
8276182 Television content from multiple sources  
Television content from multiple sources is described. In embodiment(s), a television client device includes an interface to receive television media content in multiple streaming video formats. A...
8272022 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,...
8270817 Recording apparatus, recording medium, reproduction apparatus, program, and method  
A recording apparatus is for a DVD on which a TS-VOB, and pieces of playback path information each showing a playback path of the TS-VOB are recorded. When extended control with various contents...
8272008 Methods, systems, and products for retrieving audio signals  
Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for retrieving audio signals. A video signal is received that is associated with a content identifier and an alternate audio tag. In response to the...
8266243 Feedback mechanisms providing contextual information  
Feedback received from users regarding potential problems with an application, service, or other source of electronic content can be configured to include additional information that help...
8266663 Interactive content system and method  
The present disclosure is directed to a system and method of providing interactive content. The method can include receiving a video signal from a first source of a television system, where the...
8266659 Technique for collecting data relating to activity of a user receiving entertainment programs through a communications network  
In a broadband communications system, information is collected which relates to user-issued commands for accessing programming content and manipulating recorded programming content. The commands...
8266665 TV screen capture  
A method may include receiving, by a video client, a screen capture request, determining a type of screen capture, generating screen capture type information based on a result of determining the...
8265251 System and method to provide services from a communication network to a media-delivery network via a host device connected to the media-delivery network  
The present invention relates to a system and method for integrating telecommunications and cable networks for the purpose of providing telephone services to a cable host device over a cable...
8266664 Methods and apparatus to provide messages to television users  
Methods and apparatus to provide messages to television users are disclosed. An example method includes receiving a request for a voicemail message from the television user, determining a...
8261311 Apparatus and method for transmitting video data from a mobile communication terminal  
An apparatus and method for transmitting video data to a receiving terminal is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an event processing unit for outputting a signal to store a selected portion of...
8255966 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...
8255950 Dynamic identification of other viewers of a television program to an online viewer  
Informing a viewer of a television program of the identity of other online identities that represent users concurrently viewing that same television program includes determining dynamically a...
8250620 System and method for sharing information between a concierge and guest  
A novel mechanism is disclosed by which a sender can direct information such as an audiovisual signal to a particular recipient's audiovisual display device, such as a cable television set and,...
8250610 Method, computer program product and apparatus for receiving recording recommendations  
Methods, computer program products, and apparatuses for receiving recording recommendations through a data network are provided. The recommendations originate from sources selected by the user....
8249630 Messaging session enhancement with user data  
Computer media, systems, and computer-implemented methods for enhancing SMS messaging sessions with user data are provided. A data sharing agreement between a service provider and a receiving...
8245257 System and method for dynamic electronic program guide (EPG) data downloads  
Set top boxes (STBs) query a source of electronic program guide (EPG) data to request only the EPG data that it needs. Thus, instead of downloading the entire set of EPG data, the STBs query the...
8239905 Lecture capture and broadcast system  
An end-to-end lecture broadcast system (LBS) is described. The LBS system typically comprises three modules: a schedule module, a capture module and a transmission module. The schedule module is...
8234673 Information server apparatus, client terminal apparatus, sub-client apparatus, information processing method and storage medium having stored program therefor  
An information server apparatus 116 includes a communication portion 118 receiving a request for getting information including a set of information source specifying information and time...
8234669 Data-processing apparatus, data-processing method and data-processing program  
A data-processing method of receiving broadcast contents and content-related information related to the broadcast contents. The method includes setting a frequency for receiving the broadcast...
8230473 Apparatus and method for reproducing digital content using network  
An apparatus and a method for reproducing a digital content using a network capable of accessing a remote digital programming via the network such as Internet are disclosed. In accordance with the...
8223653 Broadcast capable file system  
A broadcast capable file system is disclosed. In a method, a server may receive a file request from a requesting client and prepare a broadcast response to the file request. The broadcast response...
8225363 Wireless information transfer and interactive television system  
A wireless information signal transfer and interactive television system comprises: a first communication unit, operatively coupled to a television set, for generating an information signals and...
8220028 Content transmission apparatus, content reception apparatus, and content transmission/reception system  
Disclosed herein is a content transmission apparatus connected to a content reception apparatus at a remote place via a network, the content transmission apparatus including: a broadcast signal...
8219618 Information communication system, information communication method, and recording medium having information communication program stored thereon  
An information communication system for exchanging a plurality of contents between a plurality of node devices, includes a plurality of internal networks connected to an external network. The...
8213766 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...
8209735 Automatic identification of a set-top box user to a network  
Methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media are disclosed for enabling a user of data services over a network to automatically register for such services by plugging in a set-top box, such as...
8209719 System for presenting status information associated with a media content processor  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device having a controller adapted to monitor one or more activities taking place at a media...
8205225 Television transmitter, television transmitting method, television receiver and television receiving method  
A TV transmitter, a TV transmitting method, a TV receiver and a TV receiving method allowing users to find and choose desired programs through the use of a program guide displayed by graphical...
8201206 System and method for determining cache memory size at a network node of an IPTV network  
In an IPTV network, cache memory assigned to each DSLAM, Central Office (CO) or Intermediate Office (IO) can be determined by defining a network cost function having cache memory per DSLAM, cache...
8196163 Controlled delivery of event information to IPTV users  
A method and a gateway are provided for controlling delivery of event information to users sharing a user device. The gateway is informed of activity states of each user sharing a same user...
8196160 Television receiver, server, operational system of the television receiver and operational program of the television receiver for detecting and correcting unintended connection  
Provided are a television receiver, server, operational system of the television receiver and operational program of the television receiver capable of detecting and correcting unintended...
8195432 Media capture system, method, and computer program product for assessing processing capabilities utilizing cascaded memories  
A media capture system, method, and computer program product are provided for assessing processing capabilities utilizing cascaded memories. In use, media data is captured from a system in...
8196170 Method of connecting to internet via broadcast receiving device and apparatus for the same  
A method of connecting to the Internet via a broadcast receiving device and an apparatus for the same are provided. The method includes extracting transport stream (TS) from a received broadcast...
8191095 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...
8191100 Method and terminal for providing IPTV to multiple IMS users  
A method and terminal for providing Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and other communication services to a group of users, such as a family, using an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network. A...
8181199 Method for displaying internet television information of broadcasting receiver and broadcasting receiver enabling the method  
The present invention relates to a method for, when a broadcasting receiver outputs a broadcast program, determining whether the same program is present in a program list of an Internet television...
8181204 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...
8181213 IP-based hometown TV program delivery system  
The present invention is to disclose an IP-based hometown TV program delivery system comprising at least one TV program provider for providing a plurality of channels of TV programs; and at least...
8180915 Coding data streams  
A method of delivering an encoded data stream to a plurality of recipient end-user nodes of a network includes receiving an incoming encoded data stream at a first recipient node from a...