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Wavelength-selective cross-connect device having astigmatic optics
A wavelength-selective cross-connect (WSXC) device configured to route any set of carrier wavelengths from a corresponding input port to any selected output...
On-board feature extraction and selection from high frequency electricity
Power consumption related data for the power source supplying an entire household or other group of appliances is captured at a relatively high data rate. The...
Method and apparatus for presenting media programs
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller to collect data indicative of temporal actions initiated...
Methods and systems for detecting one or more advertisement breaks in a
media content stream
An exemplary method includes a media content management system receiving a media content stream, independently processing the media content stream in accordance...
Targeted television advertisements based on online behavior
In a method for delivering targeted television advertisements based on online behavior, IP addresses indicating online access devices and IP addresses...
Video advertisement wall
Methods and systems are provided that can include iconization and later play of video content items, such as advertisements. During presentation of an online...
Dynamic content allocation and optimization
Systems and methods for the optimized allocation of content within a universe of inventory are described. For example, a method may include receiving content...
Playing multimedia content on multiple devices
A method for displaying multimedia content is described. The method includes causing playing of multimedia content on a first device; responsive to a first user...
Methods and systems for delivering signals from cable networks to
Methods and systems are disclosed for delivering electrical signals from a cable network to a telecommunications network. The electrical signals are received...
System and method for controlling home network devices using multicast
enabled remote controls
A system, method, and article of manufacture for controlling home network devices using a multicast enabled remote control. The system includes a plurality of...
System for establishing communications with a mobile device server
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, receiving a message transmitted from a web server application operating...
Dual PID controller based bit allocation and rate control for video coding
System and methods are provided for encoding a video stream. A video encoder may encode a frame and generate output bits to a buffer. A first PID controller may...
Apparatus and method for file size estimation over broadcast networks
The apparatus and method for estimating the size of content being received before the actual transmission of the data utilizes Electronic Service Guide (ESG)...
Network personal digital video recorder system (NPDVR)
The Shared Internet Storage Resource provides Internet-based file storage, retrieval, access, control, and manipulation for a user. Additionally, an easy-to-use...
Methods and apparatus for providing voice mail services
Methods and apparatus for retrieving and providing voice mail messages from a server are described. In accordance with the invention voice mail messages may be...
System and method for media presentation with dynamic secondary content
A method for presenting media with dynamic content to a first user includes obtaining information related to a current playback position on a playback timeline...
Utilization of a remote control to display media
A system (10), a method and a utilization of a remote control adapted to display media content from the World Wide Web (12). This is accomplished by utilizing a...
Method and system for remote altering static video content in real time
A method and system for remote altering static video content in real time. The method includes encountering one or more synchronization markers embedded in a...
System and methods for formatting a virtual channel are provides in which, responsive to a user selection of a plurality of time-bounded multimedia events,...
Method and system for a media processor
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a presentation device having a controller that performs operations...
Methods and systems for facilitating media service personalization by way
of a capacitive sensing remote...
In an exemplary method, a media service personalization system determines a first frequency response pattern based on frequency responses to a plurality of...
Audience measurement systems, methods and apparatus
Example method disclosed herein to determine source information for media presented by a media device include identifying successive media segments of the...
Display device and play-back device having respective first and second
A display device includes a first interface, a second interface and a display circuit. The display device transmits a first connection confirmation signal to...
Wireless hands-free computing head mounted video eyewear for local/remote
diagnosis and repair
The present application relates to human/computer interfaces and more particularly to a wireless computing headset with one or more microdisplay devices that...
Method and system for progressive rate adaptation for uncompressed video
communication in wireless systems
Uncompressed video information is transmitted over a wireless communication medium from a wireless sender device to a wireless receiver device. Progressive...
Multifunction multimedia device
A method for interpreting messages, user-defined alert conditions, voice commands and performing an action in response is described. A method for annotating...
Broadcasting signal transmission device, broadcasting signal reception
device, and method for...
Disclosed is a broadcasting signal transmission device, a broadcasting signal reception device, and a method for transmitting/receiving a broadcasting signal...
Selectively blocking the recording of contents available also on demand
A device receives a request for a digital video recorder (DVR) to record digital contents. The device identifies the digital contents using metadata included in...
Antenna sub-system for receiving multiple digital broadcast television
An antenna sub-system apparatus for receiving a plurality of over the air television broadcast signals comprising a plurality of antennas packaged together...
Video content tracking
Disclosed is an apparatus and method to determine usage rules for video content by buffer tracking. A computing device may include a secure processor configured...
Methods, systems, and media for controlling a bi-directional HDMI port
In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, a method for controlling a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port is...
System and method for controlling a plurality of media devices
A system and method for enabling communication is disclosed, wherein the system may include a plurality of media devices configured to cooperate within a media...
Hand-held pointing device and operation method thereof
A hand-held pointing device includes a main body, a processing circuit, a light emitting device and two image sensing devices. The main body has a first surface...
Electronic device and data control method thereof
An electronic device and data control method are provided. The electronic device includes a connector which is connected to an external storage medium storing...
Method and system for remote video monitoring and remote video broadcast
A method for subscribing users to a video monitoring service and video broadcast service are disclosed. Viewers can login to a secure website run by a server in...
Integrating content on remote device accessible via internet with
hospitality media system
A hospitality media system includes a media system controller and a plurality of media devices located in a plurality of rooms and coupled to the media system...
System and method of grouping broadcasting signals based on multimedia DNA
A system of grouping broadcasting signals based on a multimedia DNA of corresponding broadcast, which groups users viewing the same broadcast through the...
Apparatus and method for tuning to a channel of a moving pictures expert
group transport stream (MPEG-TS)
A method and apparatus for tuning to a channel of a Moving Pictures Expert Group transport stream (MPEG-TS), for example used in an Internet Protocol Television...
Demographic attribution of household viewing events
Tuning data representing a television viewing event associated with a particular household is accessed. Household member data representing information on...
Optimizing multimedia streaming in WLANs (wireless local access networks)
An SDN controller to provision network resources at a data plane to keep progressive downloads of multimedia files proportional to encoding rates is disclosed....
Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving broadcasting data by
using MMT in digital broadcasting system
A method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving broadcasting data in a digital broadcasting system are provided. The method includes analyzing a media...
System and method to estimate end-to-end video frame delays
System and method to calculate video frame delay in a video stream received by a telecommunications endpoint, the method including: locating reference features...
Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable
An interactive television system is provided in which an interactive television application is used to support network-based or local personal video recorder...
Custom media player
A system and method for providing web analytics for a custom media player is disclosed. The system comprises a communication module, a request analysis module...
Preserving dynamic range precision in integer image formats
High dynamic range media sensor output is encoded using a hybrid transfer function. The hybrid transfer function conforms to existing industry standards over...
Image encoder and decoder using undirectional prediction
The present invention relates to an image encoding and decoding technique, and more particularly, to an image encoder and decoder using unidirectional...
Low complexity entropy-encoding/decoding method and apparatus
Entropy encoding and entropy decoding of image data are respectively performed whereby context modeling is performed on a context unit of blocks of the image...
Method and apparatus for adaptively reducing artifacts in block-coded
Apparatus, systems and methods for adaptively reducing blocking artifacts in block-coded video are disclosed. In one implementation, a system includes...
Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding by wavelet transform
A coefficient encoding unit extracts, as a coefficient group, a group of coefficients (wavelet transform coefficients) located spatially at the same positions...
Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding image
An apparatus and method for encoding and decoding an image are provided. The image decoding method includes decoding luma blocks according to a predetermined...