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8819732 System and method in a television system for providing information associated with a user-selected person in a television program  
A system and method in a television system for providing information associated with a user-selected person in a television program, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at...
8819733 Program selecting apparatus and method of controlling program selecting apparatus  
An assistance method for selecting a program using a display device (112) is disclosed. The method (1200) selects one or more attributes associated with a first program, the one or more attributes...
8817045 Interactivity via mobile image recognition  
Systems and methods of interacting with a virtual space, in which a mobile device is used to electronically capture image data of a real-world object, the image data is used to identify information...
8813106 Method and system for electronic commerce using internet protocol television (IPTV) and mobile terminal  
An electronic commerce method and system using an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and a mobile terminal are provided. In an electronic commerce method and system, an IPTV or mobile terminal...
8813132 Method and system for generation and playback of supplemented videos  
The present invention is a method and system for generation and playback of supplemented videos which include interactive features. The supplemented video includes hotspots that allow a video...
8811673 Intelligent TV system and method  
A method is provided for an intelligent user-interaction system based on object detection. The method includes receiving an input video sequence corresponding to a video program, and dividing the...
8806564 Mobile consumer electronic applications on internet video platform  
A request to transfer a consumer electronics (CE) executable application from a consumer electronics device to a TV device is received at the TV device. The CE executable application is received...
8799958 Video processing apparatus and method of controlling the same  
A video processing apparatus is provided that is controlled such that the display position of a cursor for a pointing type remote controller does not change when input is switched in a...
8793742 Systems and methods for capturing and storing an advertisement-related video clip  
In one embodiment, the present invention is a t-commerce platform, which is linked to the content from a video signal that the user is currently watching. At some point during the broadcast of the...
8789095 Apparatus and method for providing media content  
A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving video content at a mobile device, utilizing the mobile device for adjusting dimensions of an area...
8789092 Targeting television ads using keywords  
Described herein is a system and method of ad targeting that automatically matches advertisements to media based on the demographic signatures of each. The method and system include calculating a...
8782712 Method and system for creating a media playlist  
An approach is provided for the creation of a media playlist for managing and scheduling content from a variety of media sources including broadcast and online sources. The playlist creation...
8776140 Enhanced television services  
A method and system to permit TV viewers to interact with program content broadcast over a subscriber network, such as cable, satellite, internet, or cellular telephone. The details of the ability...
8776141 Searching method and mobile device using the method  
A method of controlling a mobile device and which includes wirelessly communicating, via a wireless communication unit of the mobile terminal, with an external reproduction device reproducing...
8768143 Handling of recording clashes which are not known when user creates recording request  
A programming recorder receives information after receiving at least two programming event recording requests, detects a conflict between the programming event recording requests based on the...
8769584 Methods for displaying contextually targeted content on a connected television  
Systems and methods for deriving data from television signals received by a connected television system, the derived data being indicative of a subject related to a video segment being displayed on...
8756276 Timing for providing relevant notifications for a user based on user interaction with notifications  
A social networking system provides relevant third-party content objects to users by matching user location, interests, and other social information with the content, location, and timing...
8756633 Methods, systems, and computer program products for selectively facilitating internet content and/or alerts on a television crawl screen, closed caption and/or picture-in-picture area  
Content from a source, such as the Internet, may be displayed on a window on a television, such as a crawl screen, closed caption area, or picture-in-picture (PIP) area. This may allow a user to...
8745670 System and method for promoting marketable items  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to receive from a media communication system metadata describing one...
8744118 Methods, systems, and products for indexing scenes in digital media  
Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for indexing a digital scene in digital media. The digital media is stored in memory and a uniform resource locator is assigned to a digital scene...
8732765 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with remote product ordering  
An electronic program schedule system with product ordering capability which includes a data processor for receiving program schedule information for a plurality of programs, and a user control...
8732766 Video object tag creation and processing  
Methods, and systems, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable storage mediums, including a method for presenting a video content item in a first display area; concurrently...
8732767 Method and system for displaying via a network of an interactive movie  
The present invention relates to a system for transferring an interactive movie located at a server via a network and displaying the same at a user station, which comprises: (a) a display unit at...
8724535 Technique for controlling content distributions in point-to-multipoint enabled network environments  
The invention relates to a technique for controlling a content distribution in a point-to-multipoint (“PTM”)-enabled network environment (100), wherein, over a PTM control channel “CCH” (120, 1...
8726316 Computer-implemented system and method for obtaining goods and services shown in television and movies  
A system and method for obtaining goods and services shown in television and movie programs including at least one server computer and at least one client computer coupled to the at least one...
8717289 System and method for integrating an electronic pointing device into digital image data  
A system and method that integrates an electronic pointer into digital image data, such as a video feed or software application, that is displayed on a screen. A receiver is provided that receives...
8719860 Augmented broadcasting stream transmission device and method, and augmented broadcasting service providing device and method  
An augmented broadcasting stream transmission device and method and an augmented broadcasting service providing device and method capable of ensuring that augmented broadcasting metadata arrive at...
8719090 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...
8719858 Method for personalized virtual channel management and network-based multimedia reproduction system with virtual channels  
A method for personalized virtual channel management includes: determining whether a received command is associated with virtual channel switching, wherein a network-based multimedia reproduction...
8707347 Content item receiver module and method  
The present invention relates to a content item receiver module and method. The content item receiver module is operative for a content item distribution system, configured to operate in a first...
8667526 Providing content related to an item in an interactive data scroll  
A system may present video content with a data scroll on a video display device. The data scroll may include data scroll items that are automatically and consecutively presented on the video...
8667125 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...
8661496 System for combining a plurality of views of real-time streaming interactive video  
An apparatus comprises a plurality of servers arranged in a parallel processing configuration to create a plurality of streams of low-latency streaming interactive video. Each server produces a...
8655718 Methods for augmenting user-generated content using a monetizable feature  
A system for monetization of content includes a storage device for storage and retrieval of data, and a library of content and advertisements stored within the storage device. The library comprises...
8640184 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...
8635651 Identifying ancillary information associated with an audio/video program  
A system communicates video information including television content associated with a plurality of channels and ancillary information. Information may be transmitted with the ancillary information...
8627379 Offering items identified in a media stream  
Disclosed herein are techniques to enable users to purchase or receive information regarding items identified in a stream output by a content output device, regardless of whether the users are...
8627358 Location-based movie identification systems and methods  
The illustrative embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for movie identification based on a location. In the embodiment, a method includes locating a mobile communication device...
8620584 Navigation device and method for exchanging data between resident applications  
In one embodiment of the present invention, navigation software is integrated with other kinds of software running on the same device so that capabilities of the navigation software can be made...
8613034 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...
8599309 Method and system for identifying addressing data within a television presentation  
Characters represented within a frame of a television presentation are identified. A pattern formed by a subset of the characters is identified if the pattern is indicative of an addressing datum....
8601511 Providing an interactive electronic programmimg guide with a layout that is defined based on objects  
An EPG to display programming information in a variety of ways including using 3-D images, alphanumeric text, and video data. In addition, non-EPG objects, such as interaction objects, may be...
8601516 DVD-entertainment interactive internet shopping system—DEIISS  
The current invention is a system/method that allows a user purchases products featured in the DVD content via the Internet. This invention utilizes a TV, a DVD player with its remote controller...
8595773 Intelligent TV shopping system and method  
A method for an intelligent user-interaction control system includes generating a plurality of summary video frames for a certain time of incoming bit-stream of a video program to be shown on a...
8589984 In-show product advertisement and purchase system  
An in-show product advertisement and purchase system is disclosed. The system effectively promotes product advertisement as well as enables customers to conveniently purchase the desired products...
8584174 Systems and methods for fantasy league service via television  
Systems and methods according to preferred embodiments enable a subscriber to participate in fantasy league competitions with other subscribers of the service, and to view other broadcasts...
8583484 Frequency optimization of advertisement insertion in media streams  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for frequency optimization of advertisement streams. The methods and systems...
8566876 System and method for interacting with social networking in an internet protocol television system  
In an Internet protocol television network, a set-top box includes a social network interface module and a remote control interface module. The social network interface module receives a first...
8560402 System and method of shopping by color  
System and method for shopping for products based on color of the product, time of product listing, and/or location of the seller of the product. Seller submits a representation of the product to...
8560404 Information service methods for facilitating browsing and purchasing of consumer commodities in a broadcast program  
Program data and information associated with at least one consumer commodity that appears in a program of the program data are synchronously transmitted. The program data and the associated...
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