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9038114 Media content shifting  
Embodiments of the disclosed invention include a system and method for recording media content. For example, in one embodiment, a method for recording media content is disclosed that includes...
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...
9032453 Method and system for multiplexed transport interface between demodulators (DEMODs) and set-top box (STB) system-on-chips (SoCs)  
A multiplexed transport interface (MTSIF) may be utilized during communication between a demodulation module and a video processing system-on-chip (SoC). The MTSIF may enable concurrent...
9032452 Method and apparatus for simulating head-end connectivity on a set-top box  
An approach is provided for simulating a connection to a head-end system to enable execution of content and features of a set-top box. A simulation platform stores a plurality of control data...
9027062 Gateway apparatus and methods for digital content delivery in a network  
Methods and apparatus for the delivery of digital content in a network. In one embodiment, the digital content comprises internet content received from an Internet host server in a first container...
9015781 Methods and apparatuses for providing load balanced signal distribution  
Methods and apparatuses provide load balanced signal distribution to client devices in a network, such as a digital home network. According to an exemplary embodiment, one of the methods includes...
9015776 Entertainment systems utilizing field replaceable storage units  
Vehicular entertainment systems where devices in the systems can each utilize a common type of storage units are presented. A vehicular entertainment system can include a media server head unit in...
9003456 Presentation of still image data on display devices using a wireless home entertainment hub  
A method of presenting still image data on multiple display devices using a wireless home entertainment hub comprises obtaining a registration of a plurality of devices with the wireless home...
9001838 Centralized broadband gateway for a wireless communication system  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a centralized broadband gateway for a wireless communication system, including: a router/gateway module...
8988495 Image display apparatus, method for controlling the image display apparatus, and image display system  
A method for controlling an image display apparatus includes determining a type of a video signal included in an input signal, determining whether three-dimensional (3D) format information is...
8973064 Parallel television based media recording  
A control device that interacts with a television system. The control device may receive a user input identifying a video selection. At least one module of the control device may display video...
8966550 Home communication systems  
Systems and methods are disclosed of a network including a primary device, a plurality of remote devices, and a shared peripheral device. The network allows the remote devices to operate the...
8949908 Content upload system and content distribution server  
A content upload system includes: a content distributing server that is installed in an airplane and distributes audio-video contents into the airplane; and a plurality of content accumulating...
8949919 Premises gateway apparatus and methods for use in a content-based network  
Apparatus and methods for premises gateway functions that integrate or unify functions typically distributed across multiple devices within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the...
8935734 Methods, systems and apparatus for configuring a system of content access devices  
Methods, systems, and apparatus to configure a system of content access devices and direct signals, content, and communications between devices are described. Capabilities of one or more devices...
8935733 Data presentation using a wireless home entertainment hub  
A method for presenting data through a wireless home entertainment hub in a home entertainment system includes obtaining a registration for one or more source devices and for one or more sink...
8923749 Device registration using a wireless home entertainment hub  
A method of registering a device with a wireless home entertainment hub in a home entertainment system includes broadcasting by a wireless home entertainment hub a request for a reply from at...
8910047 Device-specific and application-specific computing device, playback device and method for controlling playback device using computing device  
A device-specific and application-specific computing device, a playback device and a method for controlling the playback device using the computing device is disclosed. In accordance with the...
8910218 Method and apparatus for providing control of set-top boxes  
An approach is provided for controlling one or more set-top boxes. Communications is established among a plurality of set-top boxes. One of the set-top boxes is designated as a master set-top box...
8903398 Systems and methods for providing a content proxy in a wireless network  
Systems and methods for providing a content proxy in a wireless network. A set of media is provided to an edge proxy server located at a wireless site using satellite communications and stored by...
8903944 Version selective content delivery  
A method and system of ID based content delivery where the selection and transmission of content is facilitated with use of version IDs associated with each available version of each particular...
8898708 Media distribution server that presents interactive media to digital devices  
A media distribution server presenting interactive media on digital devices, such as mobile devices, PCs, TVs, ebook readers, electronic tablets, etc. and receiving user response interactively....
8893192 High speed transfer of movie files and other content between shared storage and screen servers to enhance content availability in a digital cinema system  
A Fiber Channel or other high speed data transmission channel is provided to transfer movie files and other content between shared storage and screen servers to enhance content availability in a...
8875194 Multizone audio-visual system  
A multi-zone audio-visual (AV) system that includes: (a) one or more AV devices (such as a TV) operable to provide audio and/or visual information; (b) a set-top box (STB) associated with each AV...
8867539 Multicast-unicast protocol converter  
A protocol converter includes a processor configured to receive a request for content from a client system. The processor is further configured to determine if the protocol converter is currently...
8863202 System and method for voice driven cross service search using second display  
Apparatus and methods to implement a technique for using a second display with a network-enabled television. In one implementation, this feature allows the user to conveniently enter search terms...
8856843 Method and system for adding local channels and program guide data at a user receiving device in an aggregated content distribution system  
A method and system for generating local channels includes a user receiving device and a local headend in communication with the user receiving device generating a local channel using a multicast...
8856839 Content transmitter, content receiver, and content distribution method  
According to one embodiment, a content transmitter includes: a notification module and a content distribution module. The notification module is configured to notify, in response to a request from...
8856852 Method of obtaining television content from a serving node  
A method and system for micro-cloud computing is described. An application serving node, which is a specifically configured piece of customer premises equipment such as a set-top box, is the...
8849184 Methods and apparatus for supporting sharing of content between mobile communications devices and home based devices  
Methods and apparatus for allowing a telephone user to share captured audio and/or video with a set top box user are described. Methods and apparatus can be implemented without the need for a...
8850474 Virtual content store in interactive services architecture  
A virtual content store may be provided. Upon receiving a request for a content stream from a subscriber at a regional headend, a central content vault may be examined to determine whether the...
8850496 Dynamic provisioning of closed captioning to user devices  
A system is configured to receive, from a user device, a request for video content and closed captioning content associated with the video content; obtain, based on the request, device information...
8843957 Frame accurate content insertion system  
A content insertion system helps digital media providers insert replacement content (e.g., localized commercials) at precisely the right places in the video streams delivered to downstream...
8843977 Media content delivery systems and methods  
An exemplary method includes receiving, by a media content delivery subsystem from an end-user media content processing device via a network, a request to record a live transmission of a media...
8839321 Methods, systems and computer program products for providing a media file to a designated set-top box  
Methods of providing a media file include receiving the media file and an identification of a destination set-top box for the media file at a server device. The received media file is transmitted...
8832765 High definition television signal compatibility verification  
A system for providing television (TV) service including high definition television (HDTV) service, and for providing verification that a subscriber has connected an HDTV to the system includes a...
8832750 Media synchronization within home network using set-top box as gateway  
Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for transmitting TV program related content to IP connected devices on a home network, or other local area network. Users can watch...
8832751 Enhanced video streaming to mobile clients  
A system for enabling streaming video to a mobile client includes a plurality of fixed node peers linked to the mobile client via one or more networks as well as a video source linked to fixed...
8826348 System and method for wireless communication of uncompressed video having a relay device for power saving  
An apparatus and method for achieving power saving for a portable device in a wireless network for transmitting audio/video (A/V) data is disclosed. An optimal transmit power level is selected by...
8813137 Apparatus and method for decoding digital image and audio signals  
An apparatus and method for decoding of encoded signals representing at least image information from a storage medium is claimed. A storage device is configured to receive the storage medium. A...
8813150 Broadcast receiving device and broadcast receiving system  
A broadcast receiving device includes: a display control unit for causing a display unit to display a video based on received data; an input unit, through which information input operation is...
8799964 Method and system for integrated stacking for handling channel stacking or band stacking  
A satellite reception assembly may comprise a housing configured to support receipt and handling of a plurality of satellite signals. The housing may comprise circuitry incorporating integrated...
8799966 Middleware bandwidth shifting  
Embodiments of the disclosed invention include an apparatus, method, and computer program product for distributing media content to a plurality of display devices. For instance, in one embodiment,...
8797233 Systems, methods, and devices for dynamic management of data streams updating displays  
Presented herein are methods, systems, devices, and computer-readable media for systems for dynamic management of data streams updating displays. Some of the embodiments herein generally relate to...
8776120 Remote controller with multimedia content display and control method thereof  
Provided are a remote controller and a method of controlling the remote controller, wherein the remote controller is operable to be in one of a first operating mode or a second operating mode, and...
8763061 Correlation of tuned channel information with internet web addresses  
An auxiliary display device, capable of remotely controlling a set-top box (STB) and/or television to select a program channel, is used to navigate a web browser in the auxiliary display device to...
8739206 Systems and/or methods for distributing advertisements from a central advertisement network to a peripheral device via a local advertisement server  
Certain exemplary embodiments disclosed herein relate to systems and/or methods for distributing advertisements from a central advertisement network to one or more peripheral devices at a location...
8739230 Manager/remote content architecture  
Embodiments of a manager/remote content architecture are described herein. The architecture, for instance, may provide management of content received from a content provider, such as to determine...
8737801 Methods and apparatus for client aggregation of television programming in a networked personal video recording system  
A networked personal video recording (“PVR”) system couples a plurality of clients to one or more PVR media servers over a network. One or more PVR media servers include television tuners to tune...
8732784 Hierarchical storage management for data  
A particular computing system includes a processor and a network interface to receive media content from one or more media recorder devices. The media content is transcoded into a portable media...
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