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7886319 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Providing alternative services based on receiver configuration and type of display device
 
The present invention provides a system for providing alternative services in a television system. In one implementation, a subscriber is provided an alternative service upon attempting to access...
7886056 Method and apparatus for workload management of a content on demand service  
A method and computer system for managing bandwidth in a content on demand service provided by a service provider to users. A request is received from a user to receive the content. If it is...
7886325 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Systems and methods for dynamically allocating bandwidth in a digital broadband delivery system
 
Systems and methods for dynamically allocating bandwidth in a digital broadband delivery system are disclosed. One example method includes receiving information describing subscriber requests for...
7876315 Thin image display apparatus  
A thin image display apparatus includes a thin image display apparatus body, a hollow support member having a first end at which the hollow support member supports the thin image display apparatus...
RE42081 Information transmission apparatus, traffic control apparatus, method of managing bandwidth resources using the same and method of admitting a call, using variable-rate encoding  
A notification parameter file, which time-sequentially shows a characteristic of the transmission rate change corresponding to the durable time of a traffic, is notified to a network from a server...
7873978 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording  
An interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to select programs for recording on a remote media server....
7870590 System and method for fast start-up of live multicast streams transmitted over a packet network  
A system for multicast streaming of programs over a packet network includes a node having a processor that conditions a video bitstream such that packets containing an I-frame are located near...
7870281 Content playback device, content playback method, computer-readable storage medium, and content playback system  
A content playback device has a processor, a memory, a data acquisition portion that acquires streaming data for content from a data transmission device, and a storage portion that stores the...
7865926 System for interactively distributing information services  
An interactive information distribution system includes service provider equipment for generating an information stream that is coupled to an information channel and transmitted to subscriber...
7861274 System and method for managing program assets  
A method of operating a communications system storing assets for later transmission, is disclosed. The assets have respective expiration dates beyond which a right to transmit expires. The method...
7861273 TV control resource management  
An arbiter component receives a request from a media control object for control of a media resource. The arbiter determines whether a media resource is available, and if a media resource is...
7856512 System and method for offloading a processor tasked with calendar processing  
The invention comprises system and method for offloading a processor tasked with calendar processing of channel status information. The method comprises multiplexing channel status information...
7849191 Download system, communication terminal, server, and download method  
A download system capable of appropriately spreading loads on a server and on a transmission path, and further enhancing convenience in download of data. A reservation candidate acquirer of a...
7849490 Method and apparatus providing scalability for channel change requests in a switched digital video system  
A method, apparatus and computer program product for providing scalability for channel change requests in a Switched Digital Video system is presented. A request for a channel change is received....
7844992 Video on demand server system and method  
A Video-on-Demand Server architecture transmits a plurality of pre-coded programs having different bit rates across a fixed bandwidth channel. For each program, a generator generates a plurality...
7840984 Media administering system and method  
Disclosed is a system and method for delivering digital audio/visual content over a facilities analog-based television network, such as the cable network of a school. An administrator is provided...
7836475 Video access  
A media content instance is provided for display. A plurality of first images are identified associated with locations within a first segment of a media content instance according to a first...
7831991 Method and system for ensuring continuous data flow between re-transmitters within a chaincast communication system  
A method and system for performing chaincast communication to multiple communication systems (e.g., computer systems) within a system of coupled electronic devices (e.g., the Internet). The...
7827582 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing  
An interactive television program guide system is provided in which a viewer may direct a television to simultaneously display a selected television program and a program guide display. A viewer...
7818773 Audio and video transmission and receiving system  
A system of distributing video and/or audio information employs digital signal processing to achieve high rates of data compression. The compressed and encoded audio and/or video information is...
7810123 Method and system for interactive multimedia  
A high capacity interactive multimedia system is provided that can deliver large number of concurrent video on demand and high speed data streams in an integrated fashion to a plurality of...
7810124 Robust mode staggercasting fast channel change  
A method and apparatus for staggercasting a plurality of content representative signals includes encoding a first and a corresponding second signal representing each of the plurality of content...
7804426 System and method for selective review of event data  
Systems and methods for computer assisted cueing and selective reviewing of driving data in order to save time in the data review process are provided. The method allows identifying essential...
7805052 Apparatus and method for video processing, and storage medium and program therefor  
A video recording apparatus for continuously presenting a main program to a user without a break while presenting a commercial. A main program buffer records a main program of a video signal in...
7801134 VoIP system, VoIP server and client, and multicast packet communication method  
A VoIP system has a VoIP server and plural clients. The client transmits paging data as multicast packets addressed at a specific multicast address, to other clients. In response to a request from...
7802285 Client-server based interactive television program guide with server recording  
An interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to select programs for recording on a remote media server....
7792269 Method and apparatus for providing network announcements about service impairments  
The present invention enables information about a service impacting network event to be collected from network operations and automatically conveyed to a Media Server that plays a network...
7793322 Electronic program guide with super-program sequence  
An interactive television program guide system with digital storage is provided. The program guide gives users the ability to store information associated with recorded programs in a directory in...
7784079 Video on demand transaction server  
A method of and apparatus for efficiently providing video on demand services to a cable television subscriber. The provider system consists of two major subsystems. The first subsystem, called a...
7779445 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders  
An interactive television system is provided in which an interactive television application is used to support network-based or local personal video recorder capabilities. A user may use this...
7774819 System for managing, converting, and transmitting video content for uploading online to a digital TV services provider system  
A video-on-demand (VOD) content delivery system has a VOD Application Server which manages a database of templates ordered in a hierarchy for presentation of video content elements of different...
7774343 Multiple media vendor support  
A content distribution system receives data describing media content available from one or more vendors. The content distribution system generates data that describes an offer and associates the...
7770200 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...
7770198 Transparent caching of repeated video content in a network  
Techniques are described for detection of repeated video content to reduce an amount of high bandwidth traffic transmitted across a network from a video source device to remote subscriber devices....
7761898 System and method for e-mail control of an integrated communications center  
A system and method for e-mail control of a digital personal video stream manager (102), for example, to program a video recording device (114). The system includes a personal computer (110)...
7757261 Systems and methods for providing flexible provisioning architectures for a host in a cable system  
Flexible systems and methods are disclosed that may be used for provisioning, configuring, and controlling a host embodied in a cable set top box or other digital device attached to a digital...
7752647 Video data packing  
Systems and methods for rearranging valid data within a block of data for transmission along a data path are described herein. By utilizing previously unused bits in data words, the valid data can...
7739716 Network AV system  
While a client reproduces a moving picture, and fast-forward reproducing is carried out in the process of reproducing a moving picture based on a frame, the client transmits a search request to a...
7739709 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording  
An interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to select programs for recording on a remote media server....
7730512 Audio and video transmission and receiving system  
A system of distributing video and/or audio information employs digital signal processing to achieve high rates of data compression. The compressed and encoded audio and/or video information is...
7721314 Scheduled retrieval, storage and access of media data  
A system and method automates a scheduled retrieval, storage, and access of media data. Media data is retrieved from an external source and downloaded to an end user media device storage for...
7716708 Content distribution method, reservation management device, and program storage medium  
In a content supply system 100, in order to use a streaming server 102 to perform a live distribution, a user PC 106 used makes a reservation for a time zone, etc. to a server reservation control...
7712121 Method and system for controlling a processing of video data  
The application describes a method and system for controlling a processing of video data such that the video data may be transmitted over a connection in a communication network, where the...
7707614 Personal media broadcasting system with output buffer  
A personal media broadcasting system enables video distribution over a computer network and allows a user to view and control media sources over a computer network from a remote location. A...
7707602 Squeezable rebroadcast files  
A method of providing rebroadcast programming includes encoding a rebroadcast program, specifying a preferred play time, and providing a broadcast that fits the preferred play time. The encoding...
7703118 Delivery of feedback information to scheduling service to determine optimum broadcast times based upon client platform tuner contention  
Delivery of feedback information to a scheduling service to determine optimum broadcast times based upon client platform tuner contention is described. A usage pattern of an electronic media...
7694322 Efficient streamed content delivery to portable communications device  
Described is a system and method of receiving content on a portable mobile communications device from a mobile TV service provider. A mobile pointer record is created and stored within the...
7690021 Combining multiple simultaneous source cinema to multiple exhibitor receivers  
An apparatus and method for combining multiple simultaneous sources to multiple exhibitor receivers in a secure manner is disclosed. An exemplary system includes a plurality of live event sites...
7690020 Hybrid central/distributed VOD system with tiered content structure  
The present invention provides a hybrid central/distributed and tiered video on demand (VOD) service network with tiered content structure. In particular, the present invention uses media servers...
7690018 Data processing apparatus and method  
A device information analysis circuit 108 analyzes type and capability of reception terminal, and in accordance with the result of analysis, a scene/object conversion circuit 1002 refers to object...