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9038118 Event booking mechanism  
A mechanism for booking events comprising an event broker, one or more event managers and one or more action handlers. In one embodiment, the event broker is configured to register a plurality of...
9038122 Device and method to limit operations from an AV device or external terminal  
Without using a gateway, an AV device is controlled as intended by an operator without causing a conflict between an operation by a user and an operation by the operator. An AV device operable via...
9032084 Method and system for using a website to perform a remote action on a set top box with a secure authorization  
A conditional access system generating a permission packet in response to the content request. The permission packet has information for a user device to access content through a connection of a...
9032389 System and method for generating a set top box code download step sequence  
A method for generating a Set Top Box (STB) code download step sequence includes the steps of retrieving a code object from a Software Download Generator (SDG) memory in response to an instruction...
9025507 Method and system for fast channel change in a communication device  
An association table associates each program stream of a plurality of program streams with a MAC domain, with a channel frequency and with a multicast address. If a subscriber device selects a...
9021532 Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal  
A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances...
9015767 Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal  
A DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID...
9015738 Video stream measurement  
A video stream measurement method and system. The method includes receiving by a computing system, a video stream comprising plurality of timestamps located at specified intervals of the video...
9015769 Method for processing additional information related to an announced service or content in an NRT service and a broadcast receiver  
A method of processing additional information related to an announced service or content in a Non-Real Time (NRT) service and the broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of providing a...
9015739 Systems and methods for improved audience measuring  
Systems and methods for measuring audience information of programs are described. Systems and methods for providing audience information to users of interactive television applications are described.
9015768 Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal  
A DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID...
9003458 Method and apparatus for high bandwidth data transmission in content-based networks  
Methods and apparatus for delivering data over extant infrastructure within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a cable network, and the infrastructure comprises that...
9002171 Recording/reading apparatus, method of generating tag list for recording/reading apparatus, and control unit for recording/reading apparatus  
According to one embodiment, there is provided a control block including a read control processor for reading designated content, a time information processor for processing time information. A...
8997168 Video server apparatus and synchronization control method  
According to one embodiment, a video server apparatus includes a memory, a recorder, a decoder, a controller, a synchronizer, a sync signal transmitter and a time manager. The synchronizer...
8997157 Audio/video satellite broadcast network  
An audio/video network system for distributing satellite broadcast services includes an antenna unit for receiving audio/video broadcast services. The antenna unit is in communication with a...
8997163 System and method to distribute video-on-demand content  
Method, system and computer-readable medium to distribute VOD content are disclosed. A method of displaying video content includes accessing an association table for video-on-demand (VOD) content....
8997137 Stream control with different trick-mode protocols  
Embodiments disclosed include a method and a system. The method includes receiving a first media stream, in a first network device from a remote network device, using a first network protocol. The...
8997141 Cooperative communication/broadcasting system, application management server, receiver, reception method for receiver, and application management method for application management server  
An application management server includes: a terminal management table storage unit configured to store terminal device identification data for identifying a terminal device and information...
8990872 System and method for using a set-top box application to diagnose customer premises equipment  
A device having a test module configured to connect with a server through a cellular telephone network and a wireless area network. The test module is also configured to initiate, in the server, a...
8990850 Personalized broadcast system  
A system and method for providing personal broadcast channels are provided. In one embodiment, one or more users interact with a local broadcast agent hosted by a local server to define profiles...
8990866 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Method and system for data processing in a device with integrated set-top-box and femtocell functionality
 
Aspects of a method and system for data processing in a device with integrated set-top-box and femtocell functionality are provided. Data may be received via an integrated femtocell and...
8990879 Method for providing data application of digital broadcasting  
A method for providing a data application of a digital broadcasting is disclosed. In accordance with the present subject matter, a time necessary for receiving and executing the data application...
8984587 Method and system of managing and allocating communication related resources  
A system and method for managing communication. The system and method applying to but not limited to settop boxes (STBs) and other devices used to interface services. The management including any...
8984568 Enhanced experience from standard program content  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for enhancing the viewing experience of video content by analyzing the content to determine where enhanced sensory experience events may be appropriate, by...
8984569 Chunking of multiple track audio for adaptive bit rate streaming  
Systems, devices and methods are provided to support multiple audio tracks in an adaptive media stream. Segments of the adaptive stream are encoded so that the player is able to locate and request...
8978089 Incremental transmission of data  
In one form, the present teachings provide a method and apparatus for broadcasting an event. The method includes receiving data related to an event via an uplink. Another aspect of the method...
8978084 Presentation modes for various format bit streams  
A system, method, and apparatus for processing media content for display on a monitor. A home media center (HMC), that includes a server receiver, acts as a central location for recording,...
8971404 Digital broadcast receiving apparatus, digital broadcast receiving method and computer program  
A digital broadcast receiving apparatus with enhanced tuning speed is provided. The digital broadcast receiving apparatus includes a data separating unit that separates the encoded stream of a...
8973081 Content receiver and content information output method  
In a receiver for downloading video content including 3D video and outputting the downloaded video content to a removable medium, information concerning 3D video is made usable also by the...
8972544 System for presenting media programs  
A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may use, for example, a method for sending a set-top box an identification of the media player, receiving operational instructions from the...
8973083 Phantom gaming in broadcast media system and method  
This invention provides a system and method of integrating video games into live sporting events, or the converse, in an interactive way. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, a viewer...
8973078 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing program  
A system and method for establishing communication between an information processing apparatus and a communication device which are capable of communicating with each other in a plurality of...
8973079 System and method to manage a content stream  
A method of managing bandwidth usage at a customer premises includes receiving a content stream at a set-top box device coupled to a display device. The method also includes receiving a signal at...
8973058 Method and system for monitoring and simultaneously displaying a plurality of signal channels in a communication system  
A system includes a ground segment and a monitoring system displaying first thread view for a first channel and displaying a second thread view for a second channel.
8972288 System and method for online matrix-based dosage scheduling  
An online system for scheduling tablet dosage is described. The system comprises a server accessible via a network by at least one client. An application is hosted on the server. The application...
8966566 Communication device, communication control method, and program  
A communication device includes multiple output terminals configured to output, through an interface including at least a signaling channel through which a baseband signal is transmitted in one...
8966541 Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal  
A digital television (DTV) receiver for processing a DTV signal, a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in...
8966540 Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal  
A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in...
8959564 Method for creating interactive applications for television  
Methods, apparatuses, and systems for creating an overlay application for use within a broadcast communications system are disclosed. A method in accordance with one or more embodiments of the...
8959558 User-based media content chaptering systems and methods  
An exemplary method includes providing, by a media content access subsystem, a media content program for presentation to a user, receiving user input with the media content access subsystem,...
8959544 Descrambling of multiple television channels  
Various arrangements for descrambling multiple television channels concurrently are presented. A set-top box may receive a first plurality of television channels as scrambled data packets. A...
8959560 Navigation within switched digital streamed content  
In certain embodiments, a method carried out in a digital television receiver device incapable of full two way communications, of receiving switched digital television programs involves storing a...
8955028 System for interfacing external data to IPTV and method of the same  
A system for interfacing external data to IPTV and a method of the same are provided, which register unique numbers of mobile phones, other data communication devices and IPTVs in conjunction with...
8955029 System for data management and on-demand rental and purchase of digital data products  
A system for handling data and transactions involving data through the use of a virtual transaction zone, which virtual transaction zone removes the dependency of such transaction on the delivery...
8955019 Network system, server apparatus, terminal apparatus, display method of content guide, program for server apparatus, program for terminal apparatus  
A network system in which a terminal apparatus, a recording apparatus, and a server apparatus are connectable via a network is disclosed. The server apparatus includes a service processing unit...
8955015 User classifiable set-top box  
One embodiment may take the form of an apparatus for providing separate user classifications and interfaces to multiple users of a set-top box of the television system. Each user classification...
8949920 System and method for storage device emulation in a multimedia processing system  
A device and method for storage device emulation in a multimedia processing system are provided. The device includes a processing module to process multimedia data, a first mass storage device...
8949911 Broadcast receiving device to report purchasing information and a reporting method thereof  
A broadcast receiving device and a reporting method thereof are disclosed. If a request to purchase a pay service is received, a signal received from a remote control device within a preset...
8949924 Multi-screen display apparatus and method for digital broadcast receiver  
A multiplexed display apparatus and method for a digital broadcast receiver are provided. A multi-screen display apparatus for a digital broadcast receiver of the present invention includes a...
8941784 Easy RF remote control pairing for networked set top boxes  
A television service provider system includes a first set top box, a second set top box, and a remote control. The remote control transmits an infrared pairing signal which is only received by one...