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9037634 Broadcast tuning concepts  
Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for receiving content available for consumption. For example, a user device can receive a message about content available...
9032448 System and method for broadcasting advertisements and rewarding the consumption of the advertisements  
A broadcast system provides consumers with inducement to consume portions in which they may not have an active interest, such as commercials. To dissuade consumers from leaving the vicinity of the...
9027049 Method and system for coupons based on automatic content recognition  
An automatic content recognition (ACR)-enabled connected TV device may be operable to present an overlay offering a coupon utilizing an ACR system, where the overlay may also be presented on a...
9015744 Ascertaining events in media  
Disclosed are various embodiments relating to the identification of events that occur within a media item. A media item and a request are encoded for rendering for display, wherein the request...
9015745 Method and system for detection of user-initiated events utilizing automatic content recognition  
Systems, methods and/or techniques for detection of user-initiated events in relation to a media device are described, for example utilizing a content recognition system. A method may be executed...
9009746 Secure transaction through a television  
The present disclosure involves a method of conducting a transaction. In one aspect, the method includes: displaying a media program on a media display device; indicating, while the media program...
8988495 Image display apparatus, method for controlling the image display apparatus, and image display system  
A method for controlling an image display apparatus includes determining a type of a video signal included in an input signal, determining whether three-dimensional (3D) format information is...
8973066 Media content delivery  
A server can receive information identifying media content to be offered to users at a discount or at a particular time of release. The offer can also include information identifying a minimum...
8955031 System and method for generating coded video sequences from still media  
The invention provides a system and method that transforms a set of still/motion media (i.e., a series of related or unrelated still frames, web-pages rendered as images, or video clips) or other...
8955006 Entertainment content purchase via advertising viewing credit  
The purchase of entertainment content online via advertising credits is disclosed herein. One disclosed embodiment comprises providing an advertising content item to a user over a network, and...
8955008 Television decoding unit with multiple wireless access modules  
The present invention proposes a system comprising a television decoding unit and a plurality of access modules, said access modules comprising wireless communication means with the television...
8949446 Establishing tunnels between selective endpoint devices along communication paths  
In one embodiment, an intermediary device situated along a communication path between two endpoint devices may receive communication packets sent along the communication path. If the intermediary...
8949141 Method for accessing goods or services following an action performed by a viewer of broadcast program content  
A method is described for rewarding a viewer of a broadcast program in exchange for the viewer proving his presence at the time that certain program content is being broadcast. The method involves...
8943531 Increasing pay-per-use credit associated with guest room in response to notification message tracking usage of service offered by hospitality establishment  
A hospitality establishment includes guest rooms having media devices installed therein. Each guest room has one or more in-room media devices for providing a pay-per-use media function. A media...
8943135 System and method for measuring the positive or negative impact of digital and social media content on intent and behavior  
A system and method for measuring the positive or negative impact of digital and social media on perceptions, intent and behavior are provided utilizing a computer mediated perceptual, intent and...
8938750 Interactive television system  
A method of providing information to a viewer having a reading device, a television, an input device, and an output device includes transmitting a first digital signal to the reading device. The...
8930982 Method and apparatus for distributing promotional materials  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a memory coupled to a processor. The processor can be operable to receive a request for...
8924996 Session manager  
A method may include receiving a request, from a user device, associated with accessing a multi-media asset/content, identifying a location associated with the user device and identifying a...
8918804 Method and system for a reward program based on automatic content recognition  
An automatic content recognition (ACR)-enabled connected TV device coupled to an ACR system may be operable to detect, utilizing the ACR system, interaction with and/or watching of certain content...
8918832 Method and system for outcome prediction utilizing automatic content recognition  
An automatic content recognition (ACR)-enabled connected TV device may be operable to identify, utilizing an ACR system, an event that is to take place in a presented program. An overlay, which...
8914821 Electronically clipping coupons  
Methods, systems, computer readable media, and apparatuses for electronically clipping coupons are presented. In one aspect, a user request to electronically clip a vendor coupon may be received...
8898690 Apparatus and method for managing media content  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media server and parsing engine, 3rd party mobile aggregator, client servers, and a plurality of...
8885823 Method and apparatus for delivering encrypted on-demand content without use of an application defined protocol  
A method for delivering encrypted content to a subscriber terminal on-demand through a communication network is provided. The method begins when SRM receives a request for content from the...
8863168 Media control system with viewer rewards  
Systems and methods for viewing media content are provided. A set of media content with at least one feedback application is created. In response to the set creation and activation, media content...
8863167 System providing sponsored content  
A system receives an indication of selection of an item in a broadcast segment from an end device. A broadcast segment is identified by the selection and a broadcast segment schedule. An item ID...
8863180 Interactive episodes  
Interactive audio-video episodes may be provided in which progression of storylines is contingent upon user interactions with the episodes. User activities may be facilitated during presentation...
8850495 Advertisement delivering system based on digital television system and mobile communication device  
A system for delivering advertisements based on a digital television system and a mobile communication device is disclosed. The television system and the mobile device are connected in ad hoc...
8850600 Data storage device and data storage system including the same  
A data storage device protecting security code stored therein and a data storage system including same are disclosed. The data storage device efficiently prevents unauthorized access to the...
8819460 Dynamic energy management  
A method of dynamic energy management that includes loading an energy budget configuration stream for an instruction of a thread, loading characterization data for the thread, computing energy...
RE45089 Program information broadcasting system, broadcasting device, and receiving terminal unit  
In a program information broadcasting system, it is aimed to minimize time for retrieval of program by viewers in operating an electronic program guide or time for waiting when applying for...
8806522 Group based multicast streaming systems and methods  
Group based multicast streaming systems and methods are disclosed. An exemplary method includes a group based multicast streaming system defines a media multicast streaming event, determines that...
8806521 Personal electronic device (PED) cooperating with an aircraft IFE system for redeeming an in-flight coupon and associated methods  
A communications system for an aircraft includes an aircraft in-flight entertainment (IFE) system and at least one personal electronic device (PED) carried by an aircraft passenger. The aircraft...
RE44991 Program information broadcasting system, broadcasting device, and receiving terminal unit  
In a program information broadcasting system, it is aimed to minimize time for retrieval of program by viewers in operating an electronic program guide or time for waiting when applying for...
8769559 Systems and methods for using incentives to increase advertising effectiveness  
Systems and methods can include offering a user an incentive for viewing advertising content, delivering the advertising content to the user, monitoring the delivery of the advertising content to...
RE44970 Program information broadcasting system, broadcasting device, and receiving terminal unit  
In a program information broadcasting system, it is aimed to minimize time for retrieval of program by viewers in operating an electronic program guide or time for waiting when applying for...
8763025 Increasing pay-per-use media credit associated with guest room in response to notification message tracking usage of service offered by hospitality establishment  
A hospitality establishment includes guest rooms having media devices installed therein. Each guest room has one or more in-room media devices for providing a pay-per-use media function. A media...
8739203 Method and system for integrating television brand advertising with promotional marketing  
A method for integrating television brand advertising with promotional marketing includes providing an image to be displayed in different television commercials for products from different...
8732739 System and method for tracking and rewarding media and entertainment usage including substantially real time rewards  
The present invention relates to systems and methods for rewarding entertainment consumers, and more specifically to a system and method for rewarding people for watching or otherwise engaging in...
8725576 Remote transaction processing with multiple payment methods using authentication  
A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of...
8725575 Remote transaction processing with multiple payment mechanisms  
A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of...
8719854 User viewing data collection for generating media viewing achievements  
Methods, systems, and apparatuses, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for receiving user viewing data that includes a media source, a viewing time, and a username. The...
8719855 Methods and systems for distributing content over a network  
Methods and systems for distributing content are disclosed. A first plurality of items of content, including video content, is selected based on one or more criteria. Information is accessed...
8713594 Method and apparatus for distributing promotional materials  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a memory coupled to a processor. The processor can be operable to receive a request for...
8707343 Method and apparatus for collecting viewer survey data and for providing compensation for same  
To address the requirements described above, a method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for providing advertisements with a media program transmitted to a user computer....
8700454 Interactive privilege supply system  
An interactive privilege supply system in which a user terminal device, a privilege supply device, and a product supply device are connected via a network, wherein the product supply device...
8694380 Remote transaction processing using a default payment method and coupons  
A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of...
8688526 Financial transaction processing with digital artifacts using a mobile communications device  
A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of...
8677391 Moving image data delivery system, an advertising image data delivery system, and a moving image viewing apparatus  
An advertisement provider issues coupons to an audiences of television set in exchange of viewing a commercial message and receives advertising rate from the advertiser of the commercial message...
8635169 System and methods for providing user generated video reviews  
A system and method that obtains and publishes user generated video product reviews by generating a user account and receiving a user generated video review associated with the user account, where...
8626659 Facilitating presentation of content relating to a financial transaction  
Systems, methods and computer-readable media for facilitating the presentation of content associated with a financial transaction are disclosed. The content may be identified by a requestor or a...

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