Van Leekwick Werner, Gyselings Tim, Tsang Ing Jyh, Coppens Toon: Method of providing an iptv service. Alcatel Lucent, March 5, 2008: EP1895777-A1 (13 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns a method of providing an Internet protocol television service to a subscriber, and a network element (53, 63, 73) to execute this method. At an acquisition tier (1), IPTV packets are generated from video stream data of one or more video channels and transmitted to a FCC server ...

Anantharaman Subramanian: Open content distribution platform for media delivery systems. Alcatel Lucent, May 19, 2010: EP2187594-A1 (13 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing an open content distribution platform (103) for media delivery systems is disclosed. The platform acquires, processes, indexes and stores content form a plurality of content providers (101) and distributes the content to service providers (104), for instance, IPTV s ...

Jon Richardson: Methods and systems for location specific operations. Echostar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 19, 2017: US09769522 (12 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for performing user accommodations are described. An exemplary system may include an electronic device configured to receive audiovisual content and/or user inputs. The electronic device may further include one or more processors as well as memory, which when executed by the one ...

Muralidharan S Kodialam, Tirunell V Lakshman, Sarit Mukherjee: Advertisement scheduling in a packet-based media-delivery system. Alcatel Lucent, Wall & Tong, August 21, 2012: US08250600 (12 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a scheme for the display of targeted and personalized advertisements in a packet-based media-delivery system, such as an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service. An Internet keyword-based advertisement-bidding model is used to place the most-appropriate IPTV advertisements for ...

Bernard A McCarthy III, Charles Y Thomason IV, Henry Caughman, Thomas P Olley: Home monitoring and control. Echostar Technologies International Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 26, 2017: US09772612 (11 worldwide citation)

Various arrangements for monitoring and control applications are presented. A television receiver may be configured to monitor sensor reading and or provide signals to control units for monitoring and home automation applications.

Ji Eun Keum, Se Hee Han, Bo Sun Jung: Apparatus and method for sharing a bookmark with other users in a home network. Samsung Electronics, The Farrell Law Firm P C, August 7, 2012: US08239574 (11 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for sharing a bookmark, which is created by a user, with other users. In a method for sharing a bookmark in a home network, information of a bookmark for sharing in a home network device of a bookmark creator is created. The bookmark or the information of the bookmark is store ...

Xiaomei Liu: Switched unicast in an internet protocol television environment. Cisco Technology, Edell Shapiro & Finnan, September 13, 2011: US08018934 (11 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, a processing device is coupled between at least one content source and at least one subscriber device within an Internet Protocol television (IPTV) system in order to receive a plurality of service flows from the at least one content source and to process multicast service flow re ...

Kyung Ho Kim, Hyeong Ho Son, Joon Hui Lee, Jong Yeul Suh: IPTV receiver and method for performing a personal video recorder function in the IPTV receiver. LG Electronics, McKenna Long & Aldridge, April 9, 2013: US08417091 (11 worldwide citation)

An IPTV receiver and a method for performing a Personal Video Recorder (PVR) function in the IPTV receiver are disclosed. Herein, the method can include downloading a widget application from a server, receiving a first request for executing the downloaded widget application from a user, executing th ...

Xudong Wang, Chao Gui, Weilin Wang, Michael Nova: Multi-hop ultra wide band wireless network communication. Misonimo Chi Acquistion L L C, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, May 10, 2011: US07941149 (10 worldwide citation)

A wireless communication system is provided that has at least three nodes arranged in a multi-hop ultra wide band (UWB) communication network such that communications from a first node destined for a third node pass through a second node. Each of the devices in the system includes a radio and a medi ...

Fang Wu, Jack C Cham, Michael Pereira: Method and apparatus for immediate display of multicast IPTV over a bandwidth constrained network. Cisco Technology, Stolowitz Ford Cowger, June 21, 2011: US07965771 (10 worldwide citation)

In a packet based multicast video streaming network, a method for minimizing delay in displaying video on a TV set in response to a viewer changing the channel is disclosed. For each live multicast video stream, one or more reference frames and corresponding compressed frames are temporarily stored ...