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9043834 Providing content responsive to multimedia signals  
A method of providing information including providing a communication session of at least one of audio and video media and applying automatic recognition to media transferred on the communication...
9043832 Early warning system, server and method  
An early warning system is provided. The early warning system includes a plurality of sensors, a server, and an information appliance device. The sensors produce status information. The server...
9038100 Dynamic insertion of cinematic stage props in program content  
Dynamically replaceable assets are inserted in program content and may be used for the insertion of cinematic stage props therein. Such assets can be used for advertising purposes in that images...
9038099 Emergency alert representation  
An emergency alert is received. Information representing a map is generated from emergence alert information identifying an affected area, including a code that identifies a political region and a...
9027053 Method and apparatus for customized rendering of commercials  
An entertainment system receives entertainment programming interposed with commercials. The entertainment system selectively renders the commercial in accordance with characteristics associated...
9015742 Digital video signature apparatus and methods for use with video program identification systems  
Digital video signature apparatus and methods for use with video program identification systems are disclosed. The example apparatus and methods generate a signature associated with a video...
9009307 Automated alert management  
Alerts may be received from an event monitoring system that monitors computing resources of a computer system. Based on an alert ruleset, an alert management module may determine whether to...
9009754 Method and apparatus for alternate content scheduling on mobile devices  
Alternate digital content is inserted into mobile devices with a method and apparatus that comprises an alternate content scheduler, an alternate content reporter, and a micro-splicer. 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...
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...
8990851 System and method for using emergency alert system messages  
A home gateway (102) includes a receiving component (106), a reformatting (109) component, a transcoding component (107), and a transmitting component (110). The receiving component (106) can...
8973029 Backpropagating a virtual camera to prevent delayed virtual insertion  
A method for video insertion using backpropagation may include determining a first camera model from a first frame of the sequence. The method may also include determining a transition location....
8959545 Reverse 911 using TV  
A reverse 911 can be sent to a TV communicating with the Internet. The TV is automatically turned on if it is off, and a viewer can acknowledge the reverse 911 using a TV remote control.
8959562 Method and apparatus for automatic second screen engagement  
A method includes displaying content on a television, detecting a personal display device in proximity of the television, detecting a selection of content displayed on the television, detecting an...
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...
8949885 Systems, methods and apparatus for transmitting weather information in a television distribution network  
Described herein are techniques for transmitting alert information in association with television programming in a transport stream. The alert information may be transmitted to a plurality of...
8949889 Product placement in content  
Technology is described for personalizing a product placement in content. The method may include identifying a dynamic location in the content available for the product placement. A user profile...
8949888 Systems and methods for efficient messaging and targeted IP multicast advertisement in communication networks  
Systems, apparatus, methods and computer readable mediums for efficient and unconstrained information distribution and IP multicasting are provided. An exemplary method may include receiving, from...
8930990 System and method for selecting advertisements  
A method for displaying interactive advertisements on a television having a controller connected thereto and configured for receiving input from a viewer of the television is disclosed. The...
8930984 Method of content substitution  
A method of substituting a primary content (110) being transmitted on a primary channel (100) with a secondary content (220) corresponding to a content being transmitted on a secondary channel...
8925007 Generating teasers for live performances  
A live performance is monitored by analyzing an input data stream comprising real-time updates related to the live performance. Different sets of excitement levels, excitement curves, alerts and...
8910202 Modification and distribution of video content  
A data stream processing system receives a transport stream containing single/multiple program/s and receives alternate content. The system identifies portions of the transport stream to replace...
8908106 Mobile terminal  
A mobile device stores a TV application for serving as a remote control capable of controlling a TV receiver. The mobile device starts the process of starting the TV application and transmits, to...
8904420 Content recognition and censorship  
A method for controlling the output of media content, particularly audio content, to a user in relation to an apparatus, such as a set-top-box, having an input, for receiving media content, and an...
8904428 Common purchase plan based advertisement  
A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for selecting an advertisement for play on a specified device for one or more users. Each of the users has a defined relationship with...
8898697 Emergency alert representation  
An emergency alert is received. Information representing a map is generated from emergence alert information that identifies an affected area. The information identifying the affected area...
8898695 Selective display of messages using information processing devices  
Embodiments relate to a method, apparatus and program product for processing messages. The messaging system includes a plurality of information processing devices communicating via a network and...
8893171 Method and apparatus for presenting and aggregating information related to the sale of multiple goods and services  
A computer-implemented method can automatically present a plurality of selectable rich media video clips associated with goods and/or services offered for sale via an interactive networked...
8880019 Emergency alert system (EAS) message service profile  
The service profile of an emergency alert system (EAS) message provides an indication of the alert and technology attributes associate with the delivery of the emergency alert message. In an...
8881193 Method and apparatus for enhancing television programs with event notifications  
Improved enhanced TV programming provides the capability for a TV viewer watching one channel to be notified of interesting programming events happening or about to happen on other channels. The...
8875176 Method and apparatus using location-based communication  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set top box (STB) having a controller to communicate with a location server on an interactive TV network...
8869229 Signal processing apparatus and methods  
A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within...
8869202 Mobile terminal and metadata applying method thereof  
A mobile terminal including a wireless communication configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one other terminal; a touch screen display unit configured to display a video; and a...
8868027 Campus alerting via wireless geocast  
A geocast alerting system employs wireless geocast transmissions to deliver customized alerting messages to particular geographic areas. Geocast alerting regions and sub-regions can be defined...
8863172 Emergency alert system methods and apparatus  
Methods and apparatus for delivering emergency alert system message content to customer premise devices without requiring them to tune to an emergency message channel and having to encode...
8850480 Interactive user interface for television applications  
An iTV user interface includes a navigable menu area through which a user can select from among a variety of services and a content display area in which formatted data associated with a selected...
8843955 Interactive television targeted message system  
An interactive television system is provided in which targeted messages may be sent to users. The interactive television system may use an interactive television program guide or other interactive...
8839315 Apparatus and method for managing a presentation of media content  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to detect a media device operating externally to the...
8839293 Signal processing apparatus and methods  
A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within...
8839285 System and method of message notification and access via a video distribution network  
A method includes receiving video content via an access network of a video distribution network at a set-top box device associated with a subscriber. One or more communication devices are...
8839308 System and method of scheduling an event related to an advertisement  
A method includes transmitting media content to a set-top box. The media content includes an advertisement having a selectable reminder indicator related to an event. The method further includes...
8832731 Multiple language emergency alert system message  
An Emergency Alert System (EAS) alert message is distributed in multiple languages. The multiple language EAS alert message can be provided via a single channel and/or multiple channels. The...
8832729 Methods and systems for grabbing video surfers' attention while awaiting download  
Methods and systems are disclosed in which an estimated time a user will have to wait before a user selected video begins playing is calculated. The estimated time may be calculated based on, for...
8826321 Obtaining user reactions to video  
A user interaction request is received during playback of video content. The user interaction request can be received independent of any indication from the video content that user interaction is...
8826327 Provisioning an emergency alert system (EAS) message service to user devices  
A system is configured to receive, from a user device, a request for video content; obtain the video content in response to the request; process the video content to generate one or more first...
8818163 Motion picture playing method, motion picture playing apparatus and recording medium  
A motion picture playing method for playing a motion picture image on a display unit includes a motion picture image-obtaining step for obtaining the motion picture image, a character...
8819723 System and method for brokering auxiliary data broadcasting services  
A method and apparatus for brokering data embedding services. The method comprises the steps of receiving a request in an embedded data brokering system to embed the auxiliary data in the media...
8813121 Delaying emergency alert system messages  
Methods and systems for delaying or dismissing emergency alert system (EAS) messages displayed within multimedia content, wherein user input is provided to temporarily delay for a user selectable...
8813119 Method for inserting an advertising clip into a video sequence and corresponding device  
The present invention relates to a method for processing pictures intended to insert an advertising clip at a point, called insertion, between two pictures of a sequence of video pictures, called...
8799471 Method and system for delivering personalized broadband content  
A system and method (the “Channel Dancer”) of delivering broadband content that has been personalized for a recipient user is disclosed. By excelling in the personalization of the user's view of...

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