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6971119 Method and apparatus for transmission, receipt, caching and display of one-way broadcast programming and data  
The present invention is a method and apparatus for transmitting, receiving, storing and displaying television program data. The method includes transmitting data including scheduled program data,...
6968568 Methods and apparatus of disseminating broadcast information to a handheld device  
Broadcast information is classified in categories to facilitate user selection and filtration of the broadcast information which is processed for presentation to the user. The broadcast...
6966065 Data transmission control method, data transmitting method, data transmitting apparatus, and receiving apparatus  
A client transmits an event of Event::Subscribe (“DSI—CHANGED”) to a server. The server returns an event number set for a “DSI—CHANGED” event to the client. After the event number is obtained, the...
6938268 Video stream sharing  
A method and apparatus to allow multiple users to share a common stream of video information while providing each user the ability to have video-motion-control without interrupting the video...
6938269 Video file providing apparatus, video receiving/reproducing apparatus, internet broadcast system, and computer-readable recording medium  
An Internet broadcast system includes a video file providing apparatus and a video receiving/reproducing apparatus that are connected via the Internet. The providing apparatus includes a storing...
6934966 System for capturing resources in broadcast and data communication in unification mode  
A system is provided that can easily capture the same broadcast stream from an arbitrary application. An interface between application and a reception route selection mechanism describes in a...
6910220 Demand-based goal-driven scheduling system  
A Scheduling System is disclosed for automatically scheduling music performances as would be used in professional radio broadcasting. The general-purpose system is a demand-based, goal-oriented...
6910221 Moving image communication evaluation system and moving image communication evaluation method  
A start point time measurement section 53 measures the time at which a moving image request is input as start point time and a start point time determination section 59 determines whether the...
6901604 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...
6898801 Transmission apparatus and method, receiving apparatus and method, and distribution medium  
In order to reduce the amount of data to be transmitted by a transmission apparatus, the transmission apparatus transmits control sub-information to a receiving apparatus separately from video...
6892389 Broadcasting unit to broadcast distributive interactive services in an access network  
In an access network (ACCESS NETWORK) wherein channels (TV1, TV2) of a distributive interactive service are broadcasted, the user terminals (UT1, UT2, UT3) send first type request information to a...
6889385 Home network for receiving video-on-demand and other requested programs and services  
A system for providing video-on-demand service, broadband internet access and other broadband services over T-carrier systems including a pull multiplexer cherrypicker at the head end is...
6868452 Method for caching of media files to reduce delivery cost  
Improvement on delivery of continuous media programs, such as video, divides the programs into prefixes and suffixes of data. One of these groups, or other groups associated with alternate...
6862742 Information distribution apparatus  
An information distribution apparatus for a CATV system which apparatus is capable of transmitting an identical program directed to a plurality of set-top boxes with the use of a single...
6857130 Resynchronizing media during streaming  
A system and method are provided for resynchronizing a media stream. A media streaming server receives live or pre-recorded media for streaming to clients. When media is not received or available...
6857077 Management of data in a receiver/decoder  
In order to restrict data access in a receiver/decoder, a plurality of sets of access rights are assigned to the data, each set of access rights being assigned to at least one party. The data, the...
6857132 Head end multiplexer to select and transmit video-on-demand and other requested programs and services  
A system for providing video-on-demand service, broadband internet access and other broadband services over T-carrier systems including a pull multiplexer cherrypicker at the head end is...
6829781 Network-based service to provide on-demand video summaries of television programs  
A network-based device allows customers to receive television programming and to view summaries of the programming. A method of providing the summaries comprises: dividing a received program into...
6816909 Streaming media player with synchronous events from multiple sources  
A buffering protocol and a streaming media player which utilizes the buffering protocol designed for minimizing the occurrences of pauses during the presentation due to network congestion and for...
6810525 Impulse pay per use method and system for data and multimedia services  
A method and system are provided for impulse purchasing of services over a communication network, such as a cable or satellite television network. Such services can include games or information...
6804698 Data transfer  
A data reception unit for receiving a plurality of data streams over a data channel. The data streams are received as amounts of data, each amount of data comprising a data portion including data...
6799326 Interactive television program guide system with local advertisements  
A program guide system is provided in which local advertisements may be distributed to interactive television program guides implemented on the user television equipment associated with a...
6782553 Apparatus and method for transporting information about broadcast programs  
A program information transport apparatus comprises a update unit for accepting a request for a change in either one of program information and transmission control information stored in a memory,...
6769130 System, method and article of manufacture for late synchronization during the execution of a multimedia event on a plurality of client computers  
A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for delayed synchronization of an event on a plurality of client apparatuses. First, a plurality of client apparatuses are connected via a...
6760915 Method and system for selecting content in a media stream  
A digital signal playback apparatus is disclosed that includes at least one digital signal input receiver, at least one digital signal output decoder, and a universal ratings manager. The...
6757907 Display selection in a video-on-demand system  
A video-on-demand system transfers a control screen signal to a second communication system and receives a viewer control signal from the second communication system. The video-on-demand system...
6754907 Remote control of video-on-demand system  
A video-on-demand system transfers video content signals to a first communication system. The video-on-demand system transfers a control screen signal to a second communication system and receives...
6754347 Input/output unit, input/output method, and receiving unit  
A switching portion of an IRD supplies a non-descrambled TS (transport stream) received from a front end portion or a descrambled TS received from a descrambler to a DVCR connected to an IEEE 1394...
6747706 Workflow process for managing digital broadcast program production  
Aspects are described for addressing workflow processing to manage digital broadcast program development and production. A workflow processing aspect includes managing a plurality of production...
6748508 Method and apparatus for buffering in multi-node, data distribution architectures  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for buffering in multi-node data distribution architectures. One embodiment of the present invention groups data items into frames and stores...
6738980 Methods and systems for video streaming with VCR functionality  
Methods and systems for providing a video stream from a server to a client over a network include a memory for storing a forward-encoded bit-stream and a reverse-encoded bit-stream for a video...
6738972 Method for flow scheduling  
A system and method implemented in an interactive television system for scheduling delivery of modules of interactive television applications from a broadcast station to a receiving station. In...
6711741 Random access video playback system on a network  
A method and apparatus of previewing and playing back source video frames is disclosed. In one embodiment, temporal snapshots of said source video frames are generated and are stored along with...
6657553 Method of monitoring a protected space  
A method and apparatus are provided for collecting and disseminating information regarding a protected space. The method includes the steps of detecting a signal event of the protected space,...
6654901 Method of reading multimedia information, an apparatus for reading multimedia information, a storage medium drive device, a transfer medium, an information stream, and a electron device  
A method of reading multimedia information which is capable of realizing optimal data access in consideration of the type and content of data to be accessed and the relationship to other data...
6604239 System and method for virtual television program rating  
A method and a system for combining at least two sources of television program rating information, including at least one source obtained through user input into an electronic interface, to...
6598227 Vehicle entertainment system having multiple download channels  
A vehicle entertainment system distributes an executable program in more than one channel of a modulated RF signal by using a plurality of download lines provided between the system file server...
6571391 System and method for scheduling on-demand broadcasts for heterogeneous workloads  
In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a broadcast server system computes a feasible stretch value for use in scheduling job requests. A stretch value provides an indication of the...
6539545 Interactive television system and method for simultaneous transmission and rendering of multiple encoded video streams  
A system and method for the simultaneous transmission and rendition of multiple encoded digital video signal streams in an interactive television application are disclosed. Simultaneous...
6529857 Distribution automation remote terminal unit  
A distribution automation remote terminal unit (DA RTU) for electrical power distribution which has remote terminal units for plant units forming the distribution network. The DA RTU is divided...
6510556 Video distributing apparatus and video distributing system  
A video distributing apparatus for storing video data and distributing it to a viewer has a memory for video data and a schedule table for holding a distribution schedule of the stored video data...
6463587 Data transmission apparatus and data transmission method  
A data transmission apparatus having unit modules connected in cascade in a plurality (x; 2≦x) of stages and a list converting means, wherein each of the unit modules has a recording and/or...
6418557 On-demand system enabling control of power-on/off of on-demand server  
The on-demand system including a plurality of terminals, a plurality of on-demand servers and a center device having a request control unit, the center device further including a power control...
6378130 Media server interconnect architecture  
An improved media server interconnect to subscriber terminals is accomplished with a plurality of media servers at a headend where each media server provides one or more programs for distribution...
6370688 Method and apparatus for server broadcast of time-converging multi-media streams  
An embodiment of the present invention is a method for broadcasting information from a server to a client which includes the steps of: (a) broadcasting information at predetermined starting times;...
6367079 Navigation system  
A system for serving information comprises routing means for routing information to end devices and one or more storage units connected to the routing means. Managing means connected to the...
6362856 Play to air control workstation system in a distributed object television broadcast studio  
A play to air controller station system in a distributed object television broadcast studio. In one embodiment, a play to air control workstation is used to control a variety of resources in a...
6363525 Method and apparatus for routing confidential information  
A method and apparatus routes user information including confidential information and other information to a vendor in a secure manner without requiring the user to transmit information in a...
6353699 Method and apparatus for compiling audio/video information from remote sites into a final video program  
Video images and/or audio clips are rapidly and efficiently assembled into a finished program master recording for playback, including subsequent duplication. The images and audio portions may be...
6345388 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television signal  
In a television signal transmitting and receiving apparatus, a digitally coded television signal, such as an MPEG2-Video stream, is transmitted, and an accounting level requested by the use is...