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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...
8560405 Method, system, and computer readable medium for displaying items for sale in uploaded video content  
Methods and system for displaying a click-to-buy overlay for an item on a video in a video hosting site. The item is matched to the video according to video metadata and/or rules selected by the...
8539531 Mobile terminal, method of participating in interactive service therein, internet protocol television terminal and communication system including the same  
A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) terminal and to receive participation information for...
8522274 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...
8516533 Second screen methods and arrangements  
The present technology concerns cell phones and similar devices, and their use in conjunction with media content (electronic and physical) and other systems (e.g., televisions, digital video...
8505049 Interactive television program guide system and method with niche hubs  
A system for providing interactive television program guide features and other features and information related to a specific user interest or programming category in niche hubs is provided. All of...
8494516 Delivery of subscription services to roaming users through head end equipment  
A subscriber or other user is provided with access to a subscription service of a signal distribution system at a location remote from a home location of the user. The subscription service...
8489469 Method and structure for simplified coding of display pages for operating a closed circuit E-commerce  
Method and structure for a simplified coding of templated display pages for use in close circuit e-shopping for product and services via shopping terminals comprising video interphone monitors,...
8484680 Computer program product and communication device for providing interactive television advertising  
A method of providing advertising from a central database server connected to a global computer network to distributed sites via interactive television. A representative icon is presented to a...
8473984 Dynamically switching between unicast and broadcas on a mobile communications network  
A method, system, and medium are provided for dynamically switching between unicast and broadcast carriers for delivering content in a mobile network. A first listing of channels is provided to a...
8468564 Computer program product and method for providing interactive television advertising  
A method of providing advertising from a central database server connected to a global computer network to distributed sites via interactive television. A representative icon is presented to a...
8464297 Apparatus, systems and methods for identifying a video of interest using a portable electronic device  
Systems and methods are operable to identify videos of interest using information acquired by a portable electronic device. An exemplary embodiment receives the acquired information pertaining to a...
8458738 Method and apparatus for generating an interactive radio program  
A method and system for the creation of interactive radio programming. A moderator of an interactive radio program uses a moderator client to digitize and transmit a radio program with enhanced...
8453182 Method and mobile terminal for outputting broadcast data and supplementary information data  
A mobile terminal includes a receiving unit for receiving broadcast data and supplementary information data associated with the broadcast data, a controller for retrieving and synchronizing the...
8453171 Method and system for auxiliary data detection and delivery  
A method and system for auxiliary data detection. Data is received on a hand-held device from a display of a signal on a monitor. The signal is visually displayed on the monitor at a frequency. A...
8453188 Open cable application platform set-top box (STB) personal profiles and communications applications  
Utilization of stored of personalized information and communication preferences in a profile in a STB in a structured format or via cookies allows at least a combination of feature rich telephony...
8446428 Image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same  
An image processing apparatus includes: an image processing unit which processes and displays an image; a recognizing unit which recognizes a pointing operation input from a pointing device; and a...
8443402 Terminating enhanced television broadcasts  
An enhanced television broadcast system may enable the transmission and reception of a real-time event when a new program is about to begin. The real-time event may control access to enhancements...
8436891 Hyperlinked 3D video inserts for interactive television  
A viewer may directly interact with a 3D object that is virtually placed in a physical location in a video scene. Initially, the object appears as an integral part of the original video scene and...
8433757 Centralized management of applications and desktop preferences without requiring configuration of clientside operating systems  
A method, apparatus and system of centralized management of applications and desktop preferences without requiring configuration of client-side operating systems are disclosed. In one embodiment, a...
8434114 Electronic device, display system, display method, and program  
An electronic device comprising: a content acquiring means capable of acquiring content acquired via a network or from inside of the electronic device, or generated inside of the electronic device;...
8434108 Host computer with TV module and TV program displaying method  
A host computer includes a first virtual machine, a second virtual machine, a host display, and a virtual machine monitor. The first virtual machine includes a television module and a first display...
8418208 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...
8418201 System and method for reproducing and displaying information  
A vehicle entertainment system is described for reproducing and displaying information and control options. It comprises means for information reproduction (10) and user operating means for...
8413206 Participating in television programs  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for enabling viewers to participate in a television program. In one aspect, a method includes...
8407744 Snapshot recognition for TV  
A system may include logic to provide a video program to a video display, logic to provide interactive content to indicate that a snapshot of the video program can be captured, and snapshot...
8402494 Switching content  
Displaying video on a video display device is disclosed. A first video stream from a first video streaming source is displayed on the display device. A second video stream from a second video...
8402492 System for displaying via a network of an interactive movie  
The present invention relates to a system for transferring an interactive walkthrough movie located at a server via a network and displaying the same at a user station, which comprises: (a) a...
8392951 Information providing apparatus and method thereof  
A mobile terminal including a communication unit configured to communicate with an external server associated with the mobile terminal; a display unit configured to display a video; and a...
8387085 Methods and systems for tailoring an interactive game associated with a media content instance to a user  
An exemplary method includes maintaining a user profile associated with a user of a media content access subsystem, presenting, by the media content access subsystem, a media content instance and...
8375412 Universal set-top box  
A set-top box may include a storage unit, input/output (I/O) unit configured to communicate with a network node of a service provider over a communications network, memory unit, and a processing...
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