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7870279 Method and apparatus for scanning, personalizing, and casting multimedia data streams via a communication network and television  
A streaming data filtering method and apparatus utilizing users' profiles to deliver streaming data to users is presented. The invention uses context-based cues to extract content from both video...
7870580 Systems and methods for managing and distributing media content  
In accordance with the present invention, a media content management application that allows a user to customize, assemble, distribute, and track one or more versions of media content based on...
7870578 Systems and methods for managing and distributing media content  
In accordance with the present invention, a media content management application that allows a user to customize, assemble, distribute, and track one or more versions of media content based on...
7870579 Systems and methods for managing and distributing media content  
In accordance with the present invention, a media content management application that allows a user to customize, assemble, distribute, and track one or more versions of media content based on...
7870577 Systems and methods for semantic editorial control and video/audio editing  
In accordance with the present invention, a media content management application that allows a user to create and customize a version of media content based on semantic criteria is provided. Based...
7865920 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...
7860743 Method and system of distributing advertisements  
Method and system of distributing advertisements for storage in a network. The stored advertisements being retrievable for insertion within or other association with services provided to a network...
7861259 Interactive television tracking system  
An interactive television system tailoring delivery of interactive content. The system includes a request processing engine accepting user interactions with an interactive television (ITV)...
7861261 Systems and methods for managing and distributing media content  
In accordance with the present invention, a media content management application that allows a user to customize, assemble, distribute, and track one or more versions of media content based on...
7848703 Method and apparatus for binding wireless devices  
When wireless binding or pairing is required, two wireless devices change from a normal broad wireless operating range to a reduced wireless operating range. The wireless devices then conduct...
7849479 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...
7849477 Asset targeting system for limited resource environments  
The present invention provides targeted asset system implementations in contexts where there is limited or no ability to use a real-time return channel for communications from user equipment...
7849226 Television with set top internet terminal with user interface wherein auxiliary content is received that is associated with current television programming  
A viewer of television programming is alerted to the availability of content related to the programming (e.g. an associated Internet web page) by an icon momentarily displayed on the screen. Using...
7844985 Targeted advertisement using television viewer information  
A novel multiple channel architecture is designed to allow targeted advertising directed to television terminals connected to an operations center or a cable headend. Advertisements are displayed...
7843969 Communications system to feed multiple single frequency networks with multiple content  
A system and processes create a transport stream carrying several encapsulated contents, watermarks, and other ancillary data. The transport stream is re-multiplexed while keeping synchronous and...
7840986 Intelligent system and methods of recommending media content items based on user preferences  
A system and method for making program recommendations to users of a network-based video recording system utilizes expressed preferences as inputs to collaborative filtering and Bayesian...
7840691 Personal broadcast server system for providing a customized broadcast  
A personal broadcast server system provides a customized broadcast to one or more users over a transmission media. A data storage device stores a plurality of broadcast elements. A data management...
7818765 System for object retransmission without a continuous network connection in a digital media distributor system  
The present invention provides a system and computer readable medium for object retransmission in an asynchronous environment without a continuous network connection in a digital media distributor...
7818764 System and method for monitoring blocked content  
A method for monitoring termination of blocked content. After unwanted content is blocked using substitution, user channel selection, or otherwise, a number of methods are available for monitoring...
7814145 System, method, apparatus, and computer media for distributing targeted alerts  
A method of presenting content, including steps of: determining a location associated with a user; receiving notice of a dynamic content alert (DCA); creating an advertisement that includes...
7814144 Recommending system, recommending server, content recommending method, and recommending program product  
The present invention relates to a recommending system that recommends content so as to keep constant network traffic between a user terminal and a server. The recommending system includes a user...
7805740 System and method for providing advertisement based on speech recognition  
This invention relates to a system and method for providing dedicated television advertisements based on speech recognition of telephone conversations. The home user makes telephone calls using a...
7802286 Methods and apparatus for format selection for network optimization  
Method and apparatus for optimizing network bandwidth utilization by delivering to users only the minimum number of programs required by service provider policies. In one embodiment, the method...
7796940 Personal audio player with wireless filesharing and radio recording and timeshifting  
A portable MP3 player, which includes radio capability therein. The device includes a radio part which enables receiving radio, either over the airwaves, or via a network. The radio information...
7797722 System and method for content delivery  
Based on a user profile, content that is predicted to be desired by the user, including past episodes of a series that may have been missed by the user, is downloaded to the user's home system...
7788687 Push advertising model using multiple digital streams  
A method and mechanism for selecting and conveying ads in an interactive television system. An ad stream is conveyed concurrently with a broadcast programming stream in an interactive television...
7783316 Public safety communications network using asymmetric receive/transmit channels  
A public safety communications network uses asymmetric channels for receiving requests for data from a mobile client over a narrowband land mobile radio system (LMRS) channel and delivering...
7779439 Program guide environment  
According to the invention, a method for suggesting alternative content for a video service in a content distribution system is disclosed. In one step, it is detected when a user stops viewing a...
7779181 Disk driver cluster management of time shift buffer with file allocation table structure  
A file allocation system for a hard disk drive includes a memory with driver logic and a processor configured with the driver logic to receive a request to allocate hard disk space of a defined...
7779438 System for providing visible messages during PVR trick mode playback  
A method and system for embedding a message in compressed content comprising at least one key frame and at least one non-key frame, the method comprising embedding a message in the at least one...
7774135 Navigation system  
Disclosed are a navigation system and/or a point information display method and a program. The navigation system consists mainly of: a stream receiver that receives broadcast streams; a data...
7774809 Signal processing apparatus and method  
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...
7769925 Disk driver cluster management of time shift buffer with file allocation table structure  
A file allocation system for a hard disk drive includes a memory with driver logic and a processor configured with the driver logic to receive a request to allocate hard disk space of a defined...
7765563 User interaction feedback system  
A viewer response method for use with an interactive telecommunications system. The viewer response method includes accumulating a user interaction history of a user of the system, the user...
7761890 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...
7757265 System and method for local meta data insertion  
A data modification system and method for selective insertion of local meta data into an incoming data stream, the incoming data stream having a video data component and a meta data component. The...
7757248 Detection of media links in broadcast signals  
A detection apparatus includes a tuner tuned to the program and a meter coupled to the tuner and arranged to detect content ancillary information from the program tuned by the tuner. The content...
7757250 Time-centric training, inference and user interface for personalized media program guides  
The present invention is related to a system and method of considering time segments or intervals in a collaborative filtering model. The present invention extends collaborative filtering...
7747696 Content-related information providing apparatus, content related information providing method, electronic bulletin board system, and computer program  
Each bulletin board is set for the purpose of an argument and information exchange concerning a specific television program. In writing a remark in the bulletin board, a user registers information...
7743395 Method and system for user-aware video display  
The present invention relates to a method and system for displaying a video signal in dependence on a user interaction. The system comprises a display for receiving the video signal, at least one...
7725910 Interactive broadcast system and method with different content displayed to different viewers  
In a system and method for providing a television broadcast that displays different content for different viewers, a pool of content items, or particular items from a pool of content items is/are...
7725914 Broadcasting method, broadcasting system and contents organizing/supplying center  
A broadcasting system which permits broadcast of high dignity by rationalized equipment is provided. In this broadcasting station, the N-th affiliated station forwards program material data, CM...
7716703 Daypart guide workflow  
Advertising templates, and request for corresponding multimedia programs that are available for distribution to third parties during a time period, are transmitted to content providers who respond...
7707603 Digital media transfer based on user behavior  
A collection of digital media is stored at a source device and transferred to a target device. A subset of the collection may be transferred based on a priority related to a points assigned by a...
7707137 Method and apparatus for browsing media content based on user affinity  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for browsing a collection of metadata to locate media content associated with an item of metadata. The system operates by receiving a...
7698720 Content blocking  
A method for blocking content from being presented at a client device based on a user profile and content tags. Content having descriptive tags is delivered to a client device from a server...
7694319 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation  
An interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide implemented on user television equipment obtains program guide data from two data delivery...
7690013 Advertisement monitoring system  
An advertising monitoring system is presented in which subscriber selections including channel changes are monitored, and in which information regarding an advertisement is extracted from text...
7676405 System and method for media play forecasting  
Systems and methods are described for forecasting media play on a broadcast station. The technique involves collecting media play data from a broadcast station for a period just ended. The...
7668520 Broadcast receiving apparatus and display control method  
By calculating a channel selection frequency on the basis of a channel selection time list in a memory, a control section automatically judges a zapping operation by a user, and performs display...