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7681214 Outer code covered synchronous code division multiple access for cable modem channels  
Outer code covered synchronous code division multiple access for cable modem (CM) channels. Outer pseudo-noise (PN) code is employed, along with orthogonal codes (OCs), to spread CM signals...
7680393 Content editing assistance system, video processing apparatus, playback apparatus, editing apparatus, computer program, and content processing method  
A content editing assistance system includes a mark generator for generating electronic mark data relating to content data; a take-metadata generator for generating a take-metadata file based on...
7681222 Method of reducing disc workload in a video-on-demand system by seamlessly replacing memory-based video streams with disc-based video streams, and visa-versa  
In a video-on-demand system, memory-based video streams are seamlessly replaced with disc-based video streams. This is achieved by first switching each memory-based video stream to a mixed video...
7681221 Content processing apparatus and content processing method for digest information based on input of content user  
Value-added information is created based on favorite information of a content user. The content is processed according to the generated value-added information. Favorite data indicating...
7673318 Channel merging method for VOD system  
A channel merging method for a VOD system, said method comprises the steps of: in response to requests from a plurality of clients for a video program, establishing a root channel (S1) and at...
7673319 Set top terminal for displaying television program menus  
A method of displaying menus on a screen of a television using a set-top terminal connected to the television is described. The method receives a video signal including video of a plurality of...
7665113 Rate adaptive video transmission and synchronization system  
The present invention, in particular embodiments, is directed to methods, apparatuses and systems directed to rate adaptive video transmission. In a particular implementation, the present...
7659922 Internet video surveillance camera system and method  
The invention consists of a system and method for transferring video images from video sources to video receivers using a video server as an intermediary. The video server creates a list of all...
7657647 Client server system  
Disclosed is a client server system including: a server apparatus equipped with a reproduction section to reproduce accumulated video data in a predetermined reproduction mode including a normal...
7657912 Method, device and system for managing contents of VOD services  
A method for managing contents of Video On Demand (VOD) services, where a Middle Ware (MW) controls the stored contents on a VOD server according to the VOD service information correlated with a...
7647459 Multi-stream access scheme for high speed access and recording using a hard disk drive  
A system for high-speed access and recording includes a demodulator, a buffer memory, and a hard disk. During a write cycle, a content stream is stored in buffer memory and thereafter transferred...
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System for providing alternative services
 
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...
7644103 MediaDescription data structures for carrying descriptive content metadata and content acquisition data in multimedia systems  
A MediaDescription data structure that includes both descriptive metadata, such as EPG information, about a multimedia content item and instructions for acquiring the content item is assigned to...
7636933 Human factors-based video compression  
Methods, systems and content have been developed for increasing the bandwidth available to a bandwidth-constrained medium for transmitting digital video content. The content that is to be...
7636934 Fast start-up for digital video streams  
Described herein is a technology facilitating the presentation of digital video streams. An implementation, described herein, reduces the effective start-up delay in the presentation of the first...
7634787 Automatic control of broadcast and execution of interactive applications to maintain synchronous operation with broadcast programs  
An automation server interfaces with broadcast scheduling systems of various types to automatically synchronize the behavior of interactive applications relative to various broadcast programs,...
7631336 Method for converting, navigating and displaying video content uploaded from the internet to a digital TV video-on-demand platform  
Video content is uploaded via the Internet to a video-on-demand (VOD) server identified by a title and a hierarchical address of categories and subcategories for categorizing the title. The VOD...
7624412 Recording and playback system  
An interactive television system is provided which provides personal video recorder services for users. In the embodiment described, content is recorded at a head-end of the system and stored in...
7617515 Method and apparatus for managing resources in a multimedia system  
A method and apparatus for managing resources within a multimedia system includes processing that begins by receiving a client request for a multimedia system service from one of a plurality of...
7590997 System and method for managing, converting and displaying video content on a video-on-demand platform, including ads used for drill-down navigation and consumer-generated classified ads  
A video-on-demand (VOD) content delivery system for a digital television service provider manages a database of templates ordered in a hierarchy for presentation of video content elements of...
7587735 Multimedia-data transmission system, apparatus and method  
In a system for transmitting multimedia data including video data, audio data, graphic data, text data and the like via a network, sets of media data are stored in a plurality of servers in a...
7546625 Pausing one or more ads, one or more ad groups, and/or one or more ad campaigns  
Helping advertisers by simplifying the management of interactive advertising. Such simplification can by achieved by allowing an advertiser to pause the serving of an ad, or some grouping of ads....
7543325 System for remotely controlling client recording and storage behavior  
A system for remotely controlling client recording and storage behavior schedules the recording, storing, and deleting of multimedia content on a client system storage device. The invention...
7533404 Apparatus and method for merging MPEG streams in a headend system  
A headend system includes an apparatus. The apparatus comprises receives a plurality of separate MPEG input streams; merges the plurality of separate input streams, and outputs a merged stream...
7533405 Nonlinear broadcast system  
A nonlinear broadcast system with improved entire resource utilization efficiency gives priority to securing hardware resources for broadcast, for preventing broadcast accidents. A hardware...
7533192 Task scheduling method in case of simultaneous transfer of compressed data and non-compressed data  
The invention provides a task scheduling method which can prevent overflowing of a buffer on a host system or a data encoding/decoding apparatus even when the transfer rate falls in case the...
7526788 Graphic user interface alternate download options for unavailable PRM content  
A media system provides improved availability of purchasable recordable media content downloaded from a remote server. The media system preferably includes a memory with logic and a processor...
7506353 Apparatus and method for speed-change playback of digital TV  
Disclosed is a speed-change playback apparatus of a digital TV which performs better fast forward and backward performances by analyzing a transport stream inputted at the time of a time shift...
7487531 Method and apparatus of load sharing and improving fault tolerance in an interactive video distribution system  
Apparatus and method providing improved fault tolerance through redundancy of hardware and software suitable for use in a head-end of an interactive information distribution system. Communications...
7472198 Media file format to support switching between multiple timeline-altered media streams  
Media content is streamed from a server computer to a client computer. A media file format is used to store data for multiple timeline-altered streams that provides support for switching between...
7464395 Method and system for adaptive transmission of smoothed data over wireless channels  
A method and system that reduces the impact of packet loss on video data quality. Packet selection is performed by the method and system to selectively drop low priority packets so that the...
7458091 System, method and article of manufacture for a business layer component in a multimedia synchronization framework  
A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for identifying a plurality of events which are played back simultaneously on a plurality of networked client apparatuses. First, a...
7448062 Seamless playback of multiple clips of media data across a data network  
A software architecture and control protocol that provides seamless playback of multiple clips of media data across a data network. Conventional server-based data network architecture where...
7444665 Interactive television system  
An interactive television system is described.
7444662 Video file server cache management using movie ratings for reservation of memory and bandwidth resources  
Access to movies ranging from very popular movies to unpopular movies is managed by configuring sets of data movers for associated movie rankings, reserving data mover local cache resources for...
7444663 Menuing system for controlling content delivery within a video distribution system  
A menuing system for a video distribution system provides an interactive display to allow a user to select and control the delivery of program material. A central host computer processes initial...
7433577 Method and apparatus for reproducing television broadcast program digest  
An apparatus for reproducing a television broadcast program digest which stores a broadcast signal indicative of contents of at least one television broadcast program and guide data of the at...
7421726 Method of seamlessly replacing disc-based video streams with memory-based video streams in a video-on-demand system  
In a video-on-demand system, disc-based video streams are seamlessly replaced with memory-based video streams. This is achieved by first switching each disc-based video stream to a mixed video...
7412714 Network delivery data transmitting method, network delivery data receiving method, network delivery data transmitting system, and network delivery data receiving system  
The present invention is intended to provide network delivery data transmitting methods and receiving methods which allow the selection of content data as desired by user. In a data transmitting...
7412703 Low cost, highly accurate video server bit-rate compensation  
A method, apparatus and system for adaptably distributing video server processes among processing elements within a video server such that video server operation may be adapted in a manner...
7401351 System and method for video navigation and client side indexing  
A system is provided where a number of representative video snapshots are displayed on a timeline indicating a position to jump to in a video using control buttons, such as fast forward, reverse,...
7398543 Method for broadcasting multimedia signals towards a plurality of terminals  
The invention regards a method for broadcasting multimedia signals towards a plurality of terminals as a data flow comprising successive packets, being organised into sessions, a session...
7386879 Broadcast network with interactive services  
In an interactive broadcast system signals transmitted by a service provider (30) are passed via a gateway (12) to a subscriber terminal (2). In order to gain access to services, the subscriber...
7386873 System and method for provisioning a single physical drop to accomodate multiple devices  
A method and system for allowing a plurality of devices at a physical drop to receive access to video and/or data services from a plurality of video/data service providers in a digital broadband...
7370342 Method and apparatus for delivery of targeted video programming  
A system residing preferably in a television set-top box monitors the television watching habits of one or more viewers and creates one or more profiles for each viewers descriptive of various...
7363096 Digital audio signal filtering mechanism and method  
Essentially all of the processing parameters which control processing of a source audio signal to produce an encoded audio signal are stored in an audio processing profile. Multiple audio...
7360236 Data reception apparatus, data communication apparatus, information presentation apparatus, television control apparatus, data reception method, data communication method, information presentation method, and television control method  
A memory stores data supplied to each of a plurality of users via a communication network. A verification unit identifies a user. A reading unit reads data supplied to the user identified by the...
7352952 System and method for improved video editing  
There is provided herein an invention that utilizes a themed template which is designed to assist novice video editors quickly compose a complete video work which memorializes a particular...
7349986 Method for data distribution  
Stream data is transmitted from a distribution server to a client without any loss of data. The capacity of a reception buffer to be prepared at the client can be made small and the network...
7343614 Program delivery system for VOD  
A novel network manager for use with a cable television system headend capable of monitoring and managing headend components and set top terminals in a television delivery system. The invention...