Charles Hasek, Kenneth Gould: Emergency alert data delivery apparatus and methods. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, September 22, 2009: US07592912 (67 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for efficiently and flexibly providing emergency alert data (e.g., EAS messages) to subscribers of a content-based network, such as for example Internet protocol television (IPTV) subscribers. In one exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a server performing real-time rec ...

Charles Scott, Ankur Mukerji, Scott White: System and method for displaying media usage. G Michael Roebuck, January 14, 2014: US08631428 (61 worldwide citation)

A system for executing a method is disclosed for monitoring video data, the method including but not limited to monitoring end user activity data for media usage for a plurality of end user client devices associated with a designated group of end users in an internet protocol television (IPTV) syste ...

George Foti: Method and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) content manager server for IPTV servicing. Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, Alex Nicolaescu, Ericsson Canada, May 11, 2010: US07716310 (48 worldwide citation)

There is provided a method and an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) content manager server for IPTV service. The server comprises a Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) stack adapted to request an establishment of a first RTSP session with an IPTV media server responsive to an IPTV service request ...

Brian B Wilson, Carlton L Brownfield, Mark B Hubacher, Jason E Savard, Mari S Wul: Home automation system and method. AT&T Intellectual Property I, G Michael Roebuck PC, August 20, 2013: US08516087 (43 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment a method is disclosed for interacting with a controllable device in an internet protocol television (IPTV) system. The method receives at a control server, device state data for the controllable device from a first client device in the IPTV network; accesses user interface (UI) dat ...

Paul D Brooks, Glen Hardin, Tom Gonder: Apparatus and methods for packetized content delivery over a bandwidth-efficient network. Time Warner Cable Enterprises, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, March 31, 2015: US08997136 (40 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for providing packetized content to users via a bandwidth-optimized network. In one embodiment, legacy and IPTV streams are carried over the same switched digital infrastructure, and freely intermixed without regard to their encoding or type. A user's selection for IPTV content ...

Thomas W Bonner: Display caller ID on IPTV screen. Cingular Wireless II, Amin Turocy & Calvin, March 3, 2009: US07499704 (34 worldwide citation)

A system that automatically delivers telephony network services from a dual mode service technology platform to an external entity. The system includes a sensing component that detects the presence of a mobile handset registered on a cellular network, and registers the mobile handset with a wireless ...

Stephane Maes: Session initiation protocol-based internet protocol television. Oracle International Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 17, 2012: US08161171 (29 worldwide citation)

Video on demand (VoD) and other video streaming and delivery mechanisms are provided using a messaging protocol (e.g., a session initiation protocol (SIP))-based approach that builds upon existing service delivery platforms. In one example, SIP functionality is extended to provide the ability to con ...

Geraint Jenkin, Marcus C Liassides, Jayne L Gilmour, Christopher G Hooks, David J Evans: Virtual set-top box that emulates processing of IPTV video content. EchoStar Advanced Technologies L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, December 11, 2012: US08332905 (26 worldwide citation)

A virtual set-top box (vSTB) for executing a middleware component, designed originally for use with the physical STB, including emulating hardware capabilities of the physical STB to process IPTV content received over a connection for presenting the IPTV content on a display of the electronic device ...

Van, Rossum Cedric: Secure, continuous, proxy-optimized, device-to-device data download reception system and method of use. Iptv Systems, Van, Rossum Cedric, FOSTER Thomas, November 18, 2004: WO/2004/100010 (23 worldwide citation)

The current invention comprises a digital Data Download Reception unit (DDR unit) used to download data files over an electronic network (or equivalent) and the method for using the DDR unit system for delivering on-demand or near on-demand multimedia services.

Dale Llewelyn Mountain: In-residence track and alert. EchoStar UK Holdings, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 11, 2017: US09621959 (21 worldwide citation)

Monitoring, via a network of sensors each communicatively coupled to a home gateway system, movement and location of one or more individuals within their own residence. The home gateway system may also respond to inquiries as to a potential or probable or possible status of the one or more individua ...