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9043859 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...
9038123 Communication system, transmission apparatus, transmission method, reception apparatus and reception method  
An AV system composed of an HD recorder and a display unit uses a communication interface of the HDMI. An HDMI source of the HD recorder transmits image data (image signal) in the form of...
9038120 Systems, apparatuses, methods and computer executable code for facilitating broadcast, publication and/or sharing of video from a user device to one or more other user devices in a social networking environment  
The present invention includes systems, apparatuses, methods and computer executable code for facilitating broadcast, publication and/or sharing of video from a user device to one or more other...
9038108 Method and system for providing end user community functionality for publication and delivery of digital media content  
An approach provides management of digital assets. A digital asset is transmitted to one of a plurality of devices configured to support instant communications. The digital asset can be shared...
9032471 Communication system, transmission apparatus, transmission method, reception apparatus and reception method  
An AV system composed of an HD recorder and a display unit uses a communication interface of the HDMI. An HDMI source of the HD recorder transmits image data (image signal) in the form of...
9032470 Apparatus for adapting a presentation of media content according to a position of a viewing apparatus  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to detect a first position...
9026555 System and method for adaptive playback based on destination  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for adaptive media playback based on destination. The method for adaptive media playback comprises determining one or more...
9021544 Personal irritation dispersion device systems  
An apparatus for an electronic feedback system designed to work in combination with a television set to enable a viewer to express his or her anger toward televised events by allowing the viewer...
9015787 Method and system for media processor  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a presentation device having a controller that performs operations including enabling a supply of power to...
9015739 Systems and methods for improved audience measuring  
Systems and methods for measuring audience information of programs are described. Systems and methods for providing audience information to users of interactive television applications are described.
9009773 Method and apparatus for providing broadcast data services  
A novel advanced set top terminal capable of digital decompression, menu generation, interactivity and other advanced functional capabilities for use in a television program delivery system (200)...
9009776 Information processing apparatus and output control method  
According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a display, a speaker, a connector to output a video signal and audio signal, a display driving module to control...
RE45472 Rerouting media to selected media applications  
A data stream may be processed using a computer system by receiving the data stream using a browser application, detecting a content type of data in the data stream, temporarily overriding a...
9003435 Method of recommending media content and media playing system thereof  
A method of recommending media content for a media playing system includes identifying a user in a viewing area; determining whether personal information of the user is stored in a database; and...
9003457 Media engagement factors  
The generation of engagement factors sufficient to represent user engagement, attention, recognition, interest and/or responsiveness to media being shown or otherwise access through an output...
8997167 Live streaming video sharing system and related methods  
A live streaming video sharing system. Implementations may include a video camera, portable computing device, video streaming server, database, application server, web server, and a portable...
8990867 Network management  
A system and method are disclosed for managing networks. Devices in a neighborhood may communicate with a termination server (TS) at a local office. The devices may also communicate locally with...
8982282 Display apparatus and channel searching method thereof  
A display apparatus and a method of searching for a channel in the display apparatus includes a plurality of tuners and a plurality of antenna ports respectively connected to the plurality of...
8978087 Hybrid audio/video entertainment system  
A television entertainment system that combines the visual imagery of television entertainment and transmission with the audio of radio entertainment and transmission to create a new synthesis...
8978086 Media content based advertising survey platform apparatuses and systems  
The MEDIA CONTENT BASED ADVERTISING SURVEY PLATFORM APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS (“AD-SURVEY”) transforms user advertisement exposure data via AD-SURVEY components, into ad effects data including user...
8976025 Home monitoring enhancements  
A system may include a set-top box configured to receive a television signal and provide the television signal to a media playing device, and a home monitoring device configured to obtain a video...
8973081 Content receiver and content information output method  
In a receiver for downloading video content including 3D video and outputting the downloaded video content to a removable medium, information concerning 3D video is made usable also by the...
8973075 Metadata for compressed video streams  
Systems and methods are provided for adding or extracting metadata for video streams. The system receives a video stream compressed according to a video encoding standard, and generates a packet...
8973083 Phantom gaming in broadcast media system and method  
This invention provides a system and method of integrating video games into live sporting events, or the converse, in an interactive way. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, a viewer...
8973078 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing program  
A system and method for establishing communication between an information processing apparatus and a communication device which are capable of communicating with each other in a plurality of...
8973084 Distributed recording of content  
A method is disclosed for distributed recording of content in a client system having a home network connecting a content broker and a plurality of set-top boxes (STBs) with digital video recording...
8973086 Mobile equipment having television function, method of storing information of television program, and program of storing the same  
A mobile equipment having television function, which renders a user to watch a television program, characterized in that said mobile equipment comprises: a data storing section for storing image...
8970616 Method for adjusting image-quality and display unit enabling the same  
A method of displaying images, which includes displaying a first image in a first display portion, receiving a first image-quality condition for setting a first image quality of the first image...
8966515 Adaptable videolens media engine  
A system, method, and computer program product for automatically analyzing multimedia data are disclosed. Embodiments receive multimedia data, detect portions having specified features, and output...
8966545 Connecting a legacy device into a home entertainment system using a wireless home entertainment hub  
A method of connecting a legacy device in a home entertainment system containing a wireless home entertainment hub utilizing a home theatre network interface box includes obtaining a registration...
8964856 Digital broadcasting system and method of processing data in digital broadcasting system  
A digital broadcasting system and a data processing method are disclosed. A receiving system of the digital broadcasting system includes a receiving unit, an SI handler, and a decoding unit. The...
8966521 Methods and apparatus to present supplemental media on a second screen  
Methods and apparatus to present supplemental media on a second screen are disclosed. An example method includes obtaining, at a digital media device, media identifying data from audio data of a...
8959565 Systems and methods for remote web query and image selection exchange to video screen  
Systems and methods are disclosed for receiving a request to display, on an external display device, a media file, where the request comprises a first logical address for accessing the media file...
8955029 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...
8955019 Network system, server apparatus, terminal apparatus, display method of content guide, program for server apparatus, program for terminal apparatus  
A network system in which a terminal apparatus, a recording apparatus, and a server apparatus are connectable via a network is disclosed. The server apparatus includes a service processing unit...
8949920 System and method for storage device emulation in a multimedia processing system  
A device and method for storage device emulation in a multimedia processing system are provided. The device includes a processing module to process multimedia data, a first mass storage device...
8949922 System for collaborative conferencing using streaming interactive video  
An apparatus comprising a server that generates a stream of streaming interactive video and/or audio. Means for multicasting the stream to a plurality of client devices accommodating different...
8942731 Information delivery system for sending reminder times based on event and travel times  
There is provided an information delivery apparatus including a receiving portion to receive location information of a mobile communication terminal at a given time and acquired date and time of...
8935356 Network AV system using personal computer  
A network audio system allows AV files existing in a PC to be readily registered and music to be reproduced using a client machine. The client machine is connected to the PC and a server...
8931031 Matrix code-based accessibility  
A method of presenting a matrix code for providing accessibility content includes receiving, at a content receiver, a signal carrying accessibility content, generating, at the content receiver, a...
8925031 Application gadgets and electronic program guides  
Application gadget techniques are described. In an implementation, a remote control device includes a display device and one or more modules. The one or more modules are configured to initiate one...
8925032 AV output system performing video output  
If an incoming call arrives at a mobile phone as an AV output device while a video signal is output to a TV as an AV input device, as incoming call processing, a command notifying arrival of the...
8918822 Displaying a synchronized instance of content on a portable electronic device  
A method and system are described for displaying a synchronized instance of content on a portable electronic device. In the described embodiments, a selection of streaming content that is being...
8918831 Method and apparatus for managing a presentation of media content  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to present a plurality of unassociated...
8918832 Method and system for outcome prediction utilizing automatic content recognition  
An automatic content recognition (ACR)-enabled connected TV device may be operable to identify, utilizing an ACR system, an event that is to take place in a presented program. An overlay, which...
8914840 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases  
Systems and methods for navigating hypermedia using multiple coordinated input/output device sets. Disclosed systems and methods allow a user and/or an author to control what resources are...
8910233 Signal processing apparatuses capable of processing initially reproduced packets prior to buffering the initially reproduced packets  
A signal processing apparatus includes a first signal processing block and a second signal processing block. The first signal processing block is utilized for processing an input signal to...
8904466 Digital media distribution device  
A digital media distribution device that includes an encoder, a decoder coupled to the encoder, and a transcoder coupled to the decoder. The encoder is configured to encode input data that is...
8898721 Electronic program guide with digital storage  
An interactve 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...
8898709 Apparatus for displaying electrical device usage information on a television receiver  
Provided herein are techniques for displaying power usage information on a television receiver. A television receiver receives power usage information regarding electrical devices and outputs the...