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9043459 Monitoring user activity on a mobile device  
Monitoring user activity on a mobile device is described. In one aspect, video content is received and played to a user of the mobile device. The monitoring activity detects an interruption of...
9038109 Methods, systems, and products for enhanced electronic programming guides  
Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for generating an enhanced programming guide. Programming events are associated as packages of programming. The programming guide is generated as a...
9038104 System and method for providing an interactive program guide for past, current, and future programming  
Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a system and method for providing a program guide for past programming comprising receiving a user command to retrieve program data,...
9038106 Display tag cloud viewer interactive interface for enabling a viewer to quickly and effectively access a desired television program for viewing  
A displayed matrix having a menu of presentation genres and an opposing menu of ranking systems prioritizing each genre according to the values of a set of parameters. A viewer is enabled to...
9038110 System and method for viewing a TV program guide on a mobile device background  
A system and methods for providing an interactive program guide (IPG) to a mobile device are disclosed. The system generally includes a network component which receives IPG data including program...
9037999 Adaptive search result user interface  
A method and apparatus for an adaptive search user interface is provided. The user interface allows for search results to be customized by the user. The user interface includes a discovery bar of...
9031962 Method and system for incremental search with reduced text entry where the relevance of results is a dynamically computed function of user input search string character count  
A method and system are provided for processing a search request received from a user operating a text input device. The search request is directed at identifying a desired item from a set of...
9032437 System and method for providing enhanced entertainment data on a set top box  
Embodiments of the disclosed invention include an apparatus, method, and computer program product for providing enhanced entertainment data. For instance, in one embodiment, a computer implemented...
9032444 Systems, methods, and apparatuses for resolving media content recording conflicts  
An exemplary method includes detecting, on a media content recording device, a media content recording conflict between a plurality of scheduled recordings of media content instances, and...
9032439 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals  
According to an aspect, there is provided a digital television (DTV) data stream including program and system information protocol (PSIP) data associated with content of the DTV data stream, the...
9024734 Remote control device, a far-end device, a multimedia system and a control method thereof  
The present invention provides a remote control device, a far-end device, a multimedia system and a control method thereof. Said remote control device comprising: a communication unit for...
9027054 Method and system to process television program summary  
Provided is a method and system for displaying video streams, including receiving video data from a plurality of video stream by a frame controller in communication with a television display...
9027057 System and method for creating and managing custom media channels  
A system and method for creating and managing custom media channels within an Interactive Digital Program Guide (IDPG) of a device having a set-top box function associated with a cable or...
9024894 Remote control including touch-sensing surface  
As discussed herein according to one configuration, a remote controller device includes a touch-sensing surface, touch processing logic, and a communication interface. The touch-sensing surface...
9027055 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals  
According to an aspect, there is provided a digital television (DTV) data stream including program and system information protocol (PSIP) data associated with content of the DTV data stream, the...
9024864 User interface with software lensing for very long lists of content  
A user interface with software tensing may be described. An apparatus may include a user interface module to display an index list, a software lens list, and an aperture box. The index list may...
9015760 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals  
According to an aspect, there is provided a digital television (DTV) data stream including program and system information protocol (PSIP) data associated with content of the DTV data stream, the...
9015755 System and method for an automatic television channel change  
A system and method for automatically changing channels. A user selection of a channel and a time associated with media content is received. The current time is determined. A display is powered on...
9015223 Method and device for providing triggering information to several clients using an electronic guide  
A method and a device for data processing. The method includes the following steps: (i) a triggering information is provided to several clients via an electronic guide; and (ii) based on the...
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.
9015756 Interactive Program guide with graphic program listings  
Electronic program guides in which program listings may be graphically presented and in which sponsors and celebrities of those programs may be identified are provided. The electronic programs...
9009213 Distributing pre-rendering processing tasks  
A computer-implemented method for distributing pre-rendering processing tasks includes: mapping data processing tasks in a real-time visualization to a visualization processing model, the...
9009760 Provisioning interactive video content from a video on-demand (VOD) server  
A system may send a request for video content to a server device; obtain, in response to the request, control information, associated with the video content, where the control information may...
9009757 Program guide apparatus  
A method acquires program guide information in an image signal receiver, and program guide method and apparatus using the same. In the program guide apparatus, information immediately required by...
9003451 Internet television program guide system  
An Internet television program guide system is provided that allows a user at a multimedia system to access information related to television programs over an Internet communications link. The...
9003514 System and method to troubleshoot a defect in operation of a machine  
A system and method to troubleshoot a defect in at least one machine is provided. The system includes a portable device having a tracking system to detect when within a threshold proximity of a...
9003445 Context sensitive thumbnail generation  
A system and methodology provide for automatic generation of thumbnail images of a video stream of images from a television channel. A still frame image of the video stream of the channel is...
8997152 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals  
According to an aspect, there is provided a digital television (DTV) data stream including program and system information protocol (PSIP) data associated with content of the DTV data stream, the...
8997148 Premium channel promotion system and method  
The present invention is directed to a television schedule guide which includes a detector for determining whether a previously scrambled program is unscrambled. If a previously scrambled program...
8997151 Apparatus and method for EPG sorting and automatic realignment  
In various example embodiments, a system and method for electronic program guide (EPG) sorting and automatic realignment is provided. In example embodiments, a graphical user interface having an...
8997153 EPG realignment  
Arrangements detailed may cause a television channel received via the tuner to be recorded for a period of time to create a channel-specific file. The channel-specific file may include multiple...
8988498 Method for controlling operations of image display apparatus and shutter glasses used for the image display apparatus  
A method for controlling operations of an image display apparatus and shutter glasses are disclosed. The method for controlling an operation of the image display apparatus includes transmitting a...
8990858 Search-based media program guide systems and methods  
An exemplary method includes receiving a program guide data search request, associating a time block with the program guide data search request, identifying a set of program guide data associated...
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...
8990856 Media playlist management and viewing remote control  
According to this invention, a user may capture a media link on any PC and perform this capture function at any physical location, then save the media link in a playlist, and subsequently play the...
8990860 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals  
According to an aspect, there is provided a digital television (DTV) data stream including program and system information protocol (PSIP) data associated with content of the DTV data stream, the...
8990855 Generating a personalized video mosaic in a cable services network  
Methods and systems are provided for generating a personalized video mosaic from multiple of video sources in a cable television services system. A head end receives a subscriber selection of...
8989499 Detection of transitions between text and non-text frames in a video stream  
Detecting the start of a credit roll within video program may allow for the automatic extension of video recordings among other functions. The start of the credit roll may be detected by...
8990854 System and method in a television for providing user-selection of objects in a television program  
A system and method in a television for providing user-selection of objects in a television program, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as...
8984559 Personalized auto-generated electronic programming guide for content delivery platforms  
A personalized auto-generated electronic programming guide for content delivery platforms is presented. A method to create a personalized auto-generated electronic programming guide (EPG) for...
8984555 Display device, program information display method in display device, receiving device, and signal transmission method in receiving device  
There is provided a display device including a signal receiving unit for receiving a video signal from an external device via a transmission path through a plurality of channels using a...
8984560 Apparatus for receiving broadcast in processing broadcast program reserved for viewing and method thereof  
An apparatus for receiving a broadcast in processing a viewing-reserved broadcast program and method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes displaying a first broadcast program...
8978062 Apparatus and method for processing audio and/or video data  
An apparatus and a method are provided for processing audio and/or video data comprising a module for displaying an element comprising at least one absolute time or at least one time indicator,...
8978064 Interactive television program guide with passive content  
A hybrid passive-interactive program guide is generated by combining the features of an interactive program guide with the passive video portion of a passive program guide. The interactive guide...
8978088 Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information  
A system comprises television equipment and a number of portable electronic devices. The television equipment includes a large display and control circuitry. The control circuitry receives media...
8978065 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...
8978070 Content output system, information display apparatus, content output apparatus, and content information display method  
A content output system includes a content output apparatus; and an information display apparatus, the content output apparatus and the information display apparatus being capable of communicating...
8978055 Electronic apparatus and method  
According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a receiver, a generator and a transmitter. The receiver receives operation data indicative of an operating period from each of one or...
8973047 Signal processing apparatus for producing a program information table and a method thereof  
A broadcast receiving apparatus and a broadcast guiding method are provided. A broadcast receiving apparatus includes a video output unit which outputs a program information table in which...
8973037 Intuitive image-based program guide for controlling display device such as a television  
A control device such as a tablet computer presents a scrollable image-based program guide (IBPG) on a display that a user can swipe to cause the device to command a display device to present an...