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Messaging between set top box and head end systems
A system, apparatus, and method provide messaging, between a headend system and a set top box. A distributor determines and provides an assigned communication...
Close fulfillment of content requests
Systems and methods are described for subscriber-driven resource shifting in an attempt to maximize delivery of desirable content to subscribers while...
System and method for providing integrated media
Methods and system deliver media to users of media presentation systems. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a media server communicates with a...
Collective broadcasting based on geo-localized video streaming
A method for providing streamed video data from a plurality of sources within a known geographic area includes receiving at a server, via a communication...
Video playback device for use with a mobile communication device
A digital video recorder (DVR) has a memory manager to determine a particular date and a particular video program in a download schedule for which the DVR will...
Methods and apparatuses for providing multi-service via a signal
A convergence terminal, including a set top box unit, a home gateway unit, a main control board and an interconnection backplane, where the main control board...
Methods, apparatus, and system for venue-cast
A communications method for broadcasting an event is provided. This includes generating a plurality of media streams at an event and providing a service to...
System and method for processing commerce events
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes providing, by a server, media content to a set top box; the media content...
Synchronous communication system and method
A method and computing system for providing, using one or more computing devices, a synchronous communication session for a plurality of users of a social...
Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance
A system comprises television equipment and a number of portable electronic devices. The television equipment includes a large display and control circuitry....
Video streaming quality of experience degradation control using a video
Degradation control management is provided for a plurality of video streams associated with a plurality of user terminals in a communication network, based at...
System for taking action with respect to a media work
A computer system comprising one or more electronic communications devices, one or more processors, and one or more computer readable media having stored...
Employing helper transport streams for re-multiplexing
In one system embodiment, a master re-multiplexer may be configured to receive an indexed transport stream, re-multiplex the indexed transport stream by...
On-line community network of sets
Method and system to provide users with access to authoritative sets of various collectable items and to permit users create and manage their own sets based on...
Method and apparatus for interactive automated receptionist
Methods and apparatus for an interactive automated receptionist system according to various aspects of the present invention may operate in conjunction with a...
Multi-stream video switching with selective optimized composite
A method of facilitating a multi-participant communication session with an efficient use of network bandwidth and processing resources is described. The...
Method and system for resource load balancing in a conferencing session
Methods and systems for resource load balancing of teleconference and video conference sessions are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for resource...
System and method for managing video processing in a network environment
A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes establishing a communication channel between a first network element and a second network element;...
Remote customer assistance system having two-way audio and video interface
Disclosed is a system and method for providing two-way audio and video communications in a remote customer assistance environment. Upon initiation of an audio...
Method and program product for controlling a real time filming of a remote
A method and program product includes establishing a bi-directional communication channel with an operator's filming system. At least one command is...
Mobile terminal and control method thereof
A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication; a main body having first and second cameras facing in...
Active sensing for dynamic spectrum access
Various communication systems may benefit from physical layer watermarking. For example, active sensing for dynamic spectrum access may be performed using...
Data output device
When an internal storage device or an output device does not have a sufficient free space, predetermined part of the unstored subject data in an external...
Portable terminal and recording medium that handles target image data and
scanned image data as single data
A portable terminal includes a storage circuit, a communication circuit, a reading instruction circuit, a target-selection accepting circuit, a scanned-image...
Information processing apparatus capable of communicating with a terminal
apparatus, terminal apparatus, and...
The communication unit of an information processing apparatus can perform a wireless communication with a terminal apparatus. A state identifier indicating the...
Method and apparatus for improved billing for converged wireless networks
The invention includes a method and apparatus for computing a bill for a wireless subscriber communicating using a converged wireless network. The method...
Using an IVR to remotely operate security systems
The inventive method for remotely maintaining and controlling a security system comprises using a device to communicate using voice capable technology with an...
Method and system for updating physical location information
A method and system for updating physical location data associated with a VoIP endpoint device is implemented in a variety of embodiments. In one such...
Computer-telephony events are initiated by a user operating a computer terminal to control, through a computer-telephony controller, operation of a...
Mobile microphone system portal app for meetings
An app for programmable personal mobile communications devices which is useful for people attending meetings, conferences, classrooms and the like is described....
Method and system for integrating an interaction management system with a
business rules management system
In a contact center, a system for processing communication events has an interaction server for managing events waiting to be routed, a routing server for...
Distress analysis of mono-recording system and methods
The methods, apparatus, and systems described herein analyze mono-recorded customer-agent communications to apply distress analysis techniques to identify one...
Customer relationship management system based on electronic conversations
The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for managing a conversation between a first user and a customer care agent. The method includes...
Emergency mobile notification handling
Systems and methods for handling emergency notification messages. In an example scenario, a call center identifies a text-based message sent from a mobile...
System and method for interactive advertisement augmentation via a called
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage devices for streaming data. The method includes presenting a data stream including an...
Repeat contact engine
Systems and methods of handling customer contacts at a customer care system that streamline the handling of such customer contacts based on information about...
Communication terminal, communication management system, communication
system, and recording medium
A communication terminal accepts a communication start request for starting communication with a counterpart terminal indicated by counterpart information,...
Incoming call management in a communication environment with unified
A computer-implemented method for managing incoming calls comprises receiving, at an intermediate server communicatively coupled to a mobile phone associated...
Automatic switching of modes and mode control capabilities on a wireless
Methods, systems and devices for implementing different modes or persona of a wireless communication device that allow the wireless communication device to...
System and method for remote control of appliances utilizing mobile
A system and method are provided for using location information associated with wireless devices. The system includes a wireless device, a location system, and...
System and method for providing and locating public or private mobile
device charging stations
Systems and methods for locating and providing public mobile device charging stations are disclosed. One or more charging stations may be configured to charge a...
The communication device comprising a voice communication implementer, a multiple & real-time & chronological speech-to-text implementer, and a device vibration...
Transmission of data pertaining to use of speaker phone function and
people present during telephonic communication
In one aspect, a first device includes a processor and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to...
Input and output hall structure for sound device in a portable terminal
An input/output hall structure for a sound device in a portable terminal includes a main hole and a plurality of sub-holes. The main hole is provided in a case...
Radio-frequency communication device comprising a power supply of assisted
A radio-frequency communication device includes connection means electrically connecting an integrated circuit component, or intended for this purpose; and...
Housing of a mobile device, near field communication transceiver and
A housing of a mobile device including a frame defining a perimeter of the mobile device, the frame including a first metal material and configured to operate...
Network adapter optical alert system
One embodiment provides a network adapter. The network adapter includes a network adapter controller, a medium access controller (MAC) and a physical layer...
Compression devices, decompression devices, compression methods, and
The present invention is directed to a compression device including an identifier determination circuit configured to determine a first identifier value...
Electronic business/personal card and method of use thereof
The present invention includes a wireless communication method and device comprising a one-to-one exchange of wireless electronic device identifications or...
Systems, devices and methods for distributed content pre-fetching in
mobile communication networks
There are disclosed systems, devices, and methods for distributing pre-fetch data. A parent node obtains pre-fetch data comprising at least one of: i) data...