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Mobile communications device case
A case for a mobile communications device is provided that is configurable to take on at least two audio/audible configurations. The first audio/audible...
Microphone and wind screen
A simple microphone which can vary the direction of the light beams emitted from a ring lamp is provided. A microphone includes a ring lamp; and a light guide...
Packaged microphone with frame having die mounting concavity
A packaged microphone has a lid structure with an inner surface having a concavity, and a microphone die secured within the concavity. The packaged microphone...
Data processing method and an electronic apparatus
A data processing method and an electronic apparatus are described. The hand-held electronic apparatus has a microphone array that includes at least two kinds...
Surface mountable microphone package, a microphone arrangement, a mobile
phone and a method for recording...
A surface mountable microphone package includes a first microphone and a second microphone. Furthermore, the surface mountable microphone package includes a...
An electronic apparatus includes the following elements. A housing has at least an opening and an accommodating space. A first circuit board is disposed in the...
Magnetic yoke used for a moving-iron microphone/transducer
The invention provides a magnetic yoke used for a moving-iron microphone/transducer, which comprises an inner through hole, an enclosed soft magnet and two end...
Systems and methods for scaling DSLAM deployments
A system for scaling vectored DSLAM deployments has a DSLAM interfaced with a cross-connect apparatus. The DSLAM receives POTS signals from at least one bridge...
Optical transmission device and monitoring method of optical signal
An optical transmission device includes: a reception unit configured to receive a plurality of light beams and wavelength allocation information of optical...
An optical switch includes: a first birefringent element; a first Faraday rotator; a first half-wave plate; a second birefringent element; a second half-wave...
Method and apparatus for efficient and transparent network management and
application coordination for software...
Application actions are optimized by receiving actions from one or more distributed applications, translating the received actions into one or more network...
Method and apparatus for implementing a multi-dimensional optical circuit
An optical switching system is described. The system includes a plurality of interconnected wavelength selective switching units. Each of the wavelength...
Multimodal climate sensor network
Techniques and systems are disclosed for monitoring multiple indoor and outdoor climate parameters and wirelessly transmitting the monitored data to a network...
Method and apparatus for generating uncompressed video data packet
Provided are a method and apparatus for generating a packet including uncompressed video data. The method includes: generating color component bit information...
PC secure video path
A system and method are disclosed for creating a secure video content path, or a protected media content bus, within an unsecure personal computer. A portable...
Amalgamating multimedia transcripts for closed captioning from a plurality
of text to speech conversions
Methods and systems for converting speech to text are disclosed. One method includes analyzing multimedia content to determine the presence of closed captioning...
Extra rich content MetaData generator
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving content metadata related to content items provided by a content provider; retrieving additional metadata from one...
Method and apparatus to search for program content via a remote control
Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for searching available programs in a broadcast system. A system in accordance with one or more embodiments of the...
Electronic program guide data encoding method and system
A method for composing an electronic program guide (EPG) metadata file, comprising receiving program metadata and converting the program metadata into a file...
Timestamped commentary system for video content
A video commentary system receives video content items from users in a community. Such video content items are presented to viewers in the community. The system...
Method and apparatus for automated bidding and advertisement placement on
a set-top box
Methods and apparatuses for presenting targeted advertisements to DVR users are described. After a DVR has finished playing a recorded television program, or in...
Personalized augmented A/V stream creation
A personalized audio and/or video (AV) stream is created for a user. A first stream of AV data is selected by reference to predetermined user preferences. One...
Video display device and method of controlling the same
A video display device performing wireless communication with a plurality of external devices is provided. The video display device includes a display unit, a...
Open API digital video recorder and method of making and using same
A digital video recorder is disclosed. The digital video recorder includes at least one memory device, a plurality of communication access points for receiving...
System and method of selecting a multimedia stream
A method includes receiving, at a server, channel change request data from a media device. The channel change request data specifies a requested channel that is...
Sync frame recovery in real time video transmission system
An error recovery method may be engaged by an encoder to recover from misalignment between reference picture caches at the encoder and decoder. When a...
Image communication apparatus and control method therefor
An image communication apparatus has a function of outputting a shot image obtained by imaging an object, a function of displaying at least the shot image, a...
Data insertion apparatus and methods for use with compressed audio/video
Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture for performing data insertion in compressed audio/video data streams are disclosed. Example methods disclosed...
Methods and systems for reducing spillover by detecting signal distortion
Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture for reducing spillover in a media monitoring system are disclosed. An example method includes determining an...
Methods and apparatus to generate threshold values for state detection
Methods and apparatus to generate threshold values for state detection are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a collection of audio data elements each...
Set-top box, system and method for providing awareness in a hospitality
A system and method for providing awareness in a hospitality environment are presented. In one embodiment, a vertical and horizontal array of set-top boxes is...
System and method for delivering companion content
A system and method for providing companion content on a device that downloads content associated with a media presentation playing on a media player and...
Interactive product placement system and method therefor
A method for presenting advertisements for commercial products in video productions, whereby the commercial product is placed in the video production as an...
Multimedia device and method for displaying advertisement broadcasting
Disclosed are a multimedia device that may simultaneously display advertisement broadcasting of a current viewing channel and another channel broadcasting when...
Apparatus and method for controlling display of information on a
An apparatus for a television includes an on-screen display (OSD) generator, a first interface to receive signals for controlling a television, a first storage...
System for configuring soft keys in a media communication system
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, set top box (STB) having a controller to record one or more soft key...
Image display apparatus and method for operating the same
A multifunctional display device includes a processor to control display of at least one of a broadcast signal, data packets or signals from the remote...
Security processor and recording method and medium for configuring the
behaviour of this processor
Security processor (42) for a decoder able to receive a scrambled multimedia signal, this processor comprising: --at least one first rewritable lock (FIELDKEY,...
Content processing for personal over-the-top network video recorder
Live streaming video content is processed and stored for real-time delivery of the content, future VoD viewing of the content, and time-shifted viewing of the...
Wireless transmission and video integrated apparatus
A wireless transmission and video integrated apparatus includes a video module and a wireless module. The video module includes a hub unit, an image processing...
Timing of displayed objects
Systems and methods for displaying an object determine a display time of a first object, wherein the display time of the first object is determined based on one...
Method and apparatus for secure transfer and playback of multimedia
A method and apparatus for secure transfer and playback of multimedia content enables the secure transfer of multimedia content from a digital video recorder...
Media playlists with selective media expiration
A media server may receive a request for a playlist from a client computing device, the playlist being associated with expiration information indicative of when...
Enforcing publisher content item block requests
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for enforcing publisher content item block requests. In one...
Methods, systems, and media for certifying a playback device
Methods, systems, and media for certifying a playback device are provided. In some embodiments, methods for certifying a playback device are provided, the...
Image viewing system, receiver mobile terminal, image server, and image
An image viewing system includes: a first mobile terminal having an image transmitting unit which transmits image data; an ID transmitting unit which transmits,...
Video processing system with conditional access module and methods for use
A video processing system includes a video device that generates a request corresponding to video content. A conditional access module generates a video signal...
System and method for session management of streaming media
A system and method for session management of streaming media are provided. The system and method authenticate and validate any request for live or streaming...
Constructing a transport stream
There is disclosed a head-end system in which differently processed copies of content portions are reordered such that copies from different content portions...
Switching modes of a media content item
Systems and techniques are provided for switching between different modes of a media content item. A media content item may include a movie that has different...