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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 ...


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Annie On yee Chen, Lawrence W Tang, Akiko Wakabayashi: System for denying access to content generated by a compromised off line encryption device and for conveying cryptographic keys from multiple conditional access systems. General Instrument Corporation, Thomas Bethea Jr, August 14, 2007: US07257227 (23 worldwide citation)

A method for forwarding messages containing cryptographic keys from a conditional access system that controls a population of set-top boxes to an encryption renewal system. The method includes storing a fictitious address of a virtual set-top box; generating a message based on the fictitious address ...


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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.


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Annie On yee Chen, Lawrence W Tang, Akiko Wakabayashi: System for denying access to content generated by a compromised off line encryption device and for conveying cryptographic keys from multiple conditional access systems. General Instrument Corporation, Robert P Marley, July 11, 2006: US07076661 (5 worldwide citation)

A method for forwarding messages containing cryptographic keys from a conditional access system that controls a population of set-top boxes to an encryption renewal system. The method includes storing a fictitious address of a virtual set-top box; generating a message based on the fictitious address ...


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Jeffrey Todd Wilson: Systems and methods for providing non-intrusive advertising content to set-top boxes. AOL, Bookoff McAndrews PLLC, January 10, 2017: US09544659 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed for providing non-intrusive advertising content to users. The method includes receiving user input reflecting user content preferences for receiving desired content related to specific topics in lieu of standard advertising slots while watching playable media conten ...


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Srivastava Siddhartha: A virtual set top box (stb) for providing multimedia content to a television set. Srivastava Siddhartha, Mohan Dewan, April 15, 2010: WO/2010/041267 (1 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing multimedia content to a television set through a communication protocol. The method includes steps for providing multimedia content to one or more television sets, where the multimedia content is provided by a network, and the network provides the multimedia content ...


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Edmund Petruzzelli, David Kummer: Media content crowdsource. DISH Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 1, 2018: US09961401

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.


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Geraint Jenkin, Marcus C Liassides, Jayne L Gilmour, Christopher G Hooks, David F Evans: Virtual set-top box that executes service provider middleware. DISH Digital L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, March 25, 2014: US08683543

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 ...


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Jeffrey Todd Wilson: Systems and methods for providing non-intrusive advertising content to set-top boxes. Oath, Bookoff McAndrews PLLC, October 3, 2017: US09781491

Systems and methods are disclosed for providing non-intrusive advertising content to users. The method includes receiving user input reflecting user content preferences for receiving desired content related to specific topics in lieu of standard advertising slots while watching playable media conten ...


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Lyle Walter Paczkowski, Arun Rajagopal, Ronald R Marquardt: Computer system hardware validation for virtual communication network elements. Sprint Communications Company, August 22, 2017: US09743282

A data communication network has computer systems that process virtual network elements during network processing time cycles to forward data communication packets for user data services. The computer systems process hardware-embedded codes during the network processing time cycles to identify the c ...



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