|ICTV, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20090313674||PID Obfuscation - A method, system, and computer program product for providing a decoy identifier, such as an MPEG PID, for a non-encrypted component. By obscuring the true identifier, an MPEG receiver that can decode ‘clear channels’ can not locate, and therefore, can not decode and present the true component for the program to a display device. By using the disclosed methodology, computer program product and system a cable television system or other provider of individualized content can broadcast a requested component without needing to encrypt the component.||12-17-2009|
|20090196346||Transition Creation for Encoded Video in the Transform Domain - A system and method for calculating data representative of at least one intermediary transition image between a first image and a second image in the encoded domain is disclosed. Cinematic transitions can be created between encoded still images and frames from video sequences. For each corresponding location within the first and second image, a transform coded value is calculated for the at least one intermediary image using the transform encoded data of the first and second images without transform decoding the transform encoded data. The transform coded values can be fully encoded using a compression protocol and transmitted to a device for decoding and display of the cinematic transition.||08-06-2009|
|20080212942||Automatic video program recording in an interactive television environment - Systems and methods for recording a broadcast video program are disclosed. The system is coupled to a television of a user. The broadcast video program is displayed on the user's television and includes associated user selectable material. The system has an input for receiving the broadcast video program and the associated selectable material. A user interface device operates with the system allowing a user to select the selectable material. In response to selection of the selectable material, a processing module requests interactive content related to the selectable material from a processing office. In response to the selection of the selectable material, the system causes a video recorder to automatically begin recording of the broadcast video program. The interactive content is then displayed on the user's television. When the user has finished interacting with the interactive content, the recorded video program is retrieved and displayed on the user's television at the point in the video program when the selectable material was requested.||09-04-2008|
|20080201736||Using Triggers with Video for Interactive Content Identification - Access to interactive content at a client device through the use of triggers is disclosed. The client device is coupled to a television communication network and receives an encoded broadcast video stream containing at least one trigger. The client device decodes the encoded broadcast video stream and parses the broadcast video stream for triggers. As the broadcast video stream is parsed, the stream is output to a display device. When a trigger is identified, the client device automatically tunes to an interactive content channel. The client device sends a signal indicative of the trigger through the television communication network to the processing office. The processing office can then use the information contained within the trigger signal to provide content to the client device. The content may be interactive content, static content, or the broadcast program stitched with interactive or static content. The user of the client device can then interact with any interactive content.||08-21-2008|
Patent applications by ICTV, INC.