Coppens Toon, Broos Rudi Costantinus Josephi: Interactive multimedia broadcasting system with dedicated advertisement channel. Alcatel Lucent, August 29, 2007: EP1826981-A1 (7 worldwide citation)

An interactive multimedia broadcasting system with an end-user terminal (TV), e.g. an enhanced television system or preferably an Internet Protocol TeleVision IPTV infrastructure, adapted to receive channels of multimedia data, a content server (CS) adapted to transmit these channels to the terminal ...

George Foti, Nilo Mitra, Paul Higgs: Dynamic IPTV group profile creation and management. Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, December 13, 2011: US08079042 (7 worldwide citation)

An IPTV group profile is dynamically generated based on individual IPTV user profiles, whenever a user joins or leaves a shared IPTV session at an IPTV Terminal Function (ITF). The IPTV group profile may be implemented as a modification to the IPTV user profile of each user. In one embodiment, a “gr ...

Christopher Boyd Tirpak: Home automation control based on individual profiling using audio sensor data. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 24, 2017: US09798309 (6 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory, machine-readable media that facilitates home automation control based on individualized audio differentiation of carbon monoxide detectors. Audio characteristics may be determined based on first sensor data. Attributes may be defined based on the a ...

Edmund Petruzzelli, David Kummer: Media content crowdsource. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 7, 2017: US09565474 (6 worldwide citation)

The provisioning of media content to computing devices that might not normally have access thereto. Example types of media or media content may include advertising media, broadcast media, social media, news media, and others.

Henry Gregg Martch, Max Stephen Gratton: Mosaic focus control. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 28, 2017: US09609379 (6 worldwide citation)

A television receiver may be configured to receive, from a user of the television receiver, a set of viewing rules that define a focus preference of the user. The television receiver may output, to a presentation device, a video mosaic comprising a plurality of pieces of content presented as a plura ...

Zahid Hussain: Broadcast content resume reminder. EchoStar UK Holdings, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 21, 2017: US09602875 (6 worldwide citation)

A service configured to or for reminding a television viewer what or which particular programming they were watching prior to surfing other programming when a commercial break occurs during the particular programming. An option may be made available to the television viewer prior to the end of the c ...

True Xiong, Charles McCoy, Leo M Pedlow, Ling Jun Wong: Control of IPTV using second device. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, March 26, 2013: US08407755 (6 worldwide citation)

An IPTV may be controlled in part by a second user consumer electronic (CE) device such as a personal digital assistant (PDA) or laptop computer. The IPTV obtains system credentials from a management server to access multiple content servers, and the second CE device can browse Internet content avai ...

Geoffrey R Zampiello: Method and system for multicasting targeted advertising data. AT&T IP I, G Michael Roebuck P C, July 3, 2012: US08213426 (6 worldwide citation)

A method for multicasting targeted advertising data to end user devices is disclosed. In an illustrative embodiment the method includes but is not limited to correlating at a regional internet protocol television (IPTV) server, multicast queue data with web data from web sites visited by each of a p ...

Jae Cheol Sim, Kee Seong Cho: IPTV service system and method for efficient multicast of MPEG-TS. Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, April 19, 2011: US07930726 (6 worldwide citation)

Provided are an IPTV service system and a method thereof. The IPTV service system includes: a headend, a set-top box, and a plurality of multicast routers. The headend assigns a multicast group address for each channel and assigns a source address for each PID with respect to an MPEG-TS and packetiz ...

Kuo Hui Liu, Yongdong Zhao: System and method of delivering video content. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Toler Law Group PC, June 26, 2012: US08209728 (6 worldwide citation)

A method to deliver video content is disclosed and includes sending a bandwidth change request from a set-top box device associated with a home network to a server via an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) access network. The bandwidth change request includes a requested bandwidth change event and ...