Prodea Systems, Inc.
|Prodea Systems, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140259074||DISPLAY INSERTS, OVERLAYS, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS - A disclosed digital media device operational at user premises to receive media signals from a media source for presentation via endpoint devices such as a television display. The digital media device can include gateway and digital media management functionality and can be referred to as a gateway and digital media device. The device offers application services obtained over a wide area network and a user premises network. The digital media device may form a composite signal from the media signal and application service information, for example, for a composite audio and/or video signal for television type presentation to the user. The digital media device may receive a selection signal based on the presentation, for transmission to the application service provider device or to the media source. The media device also offers a GUI presenting a moveable arrangement of icons for selectively accessing application services.||09-11-2014|
|20120143730||Device and a Method for Ordering Product at a Premises Via an Integrated Multimedia Service System - A product ordering device provided at a digital home system at a user premises. The digital home system comprises a user terminal and a gateway device. The gateway device is coupled for communication with the user terminal and operable for communication with a wide area network outside the premises. The gateway device is configured for obtaining product data via the wide area network and providing the product data to the terminal for display on the display device. Upon placement of a product order by a user input through the terminal, the gateway device sends an order message outside of the integrated multimedia service system to request a corresponding vendor for the ordered product to deliver the ordered product at the premises. The product ordering service and the product data are provided and updated by a management server located outside of the premises.||06-07-2012|
|20100241748||SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING NETWORK SUPPORT SERVICES AND PREMISES GATEWAY SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE - A disclosed, service management system (||09-23-2010|
|20100241711||FILE SHARING THROUGH MULTI-SERVICES GATEWAY DEVICE AT USER PREMISES - A system for providing and managing file sharing services of one or more endpoint devices comprise a first interface for enabling bi-directional communications with one or more of the endpoint devices associated with the gateway device, and a second interface for enabling bi-directional communications via a wide-area network, for the one or more endpoint devices associated with the gateway device. A processor is coupled to the interfaces and is configured to manage file sharing through presence and networking messaging communication between the one or more endpoint devices associated with the gateway device and at least another endpoint device (associated with the gateway device or not), to access a file to share received from the one or more end-point devices associated with the gateway device or from endpoint devices not associated with the gateway device. The processor selectively makes the accessed file available to the one or more endpoint devices.||09-23-2010|
|20100235433||SUBSCRIPTION MANAGEMENT OF APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH USER PREMISES GATEWAY DEVICES - A disclosed service management system communicates via wide area network (WAN) (||09-16-2010|
|20100231790||DISPLAY INSERTS, OVERLAYS, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS - A disclosed digital media device at user premises receives a media signal from a media source for presentation via a television display. The exemplary device also supports bi-directional communications with an application service provider device via user premises data communications network. The provider device, which is independent from the media source, offers an application service from a wide area network via the digital media device and user premises network. The digital media device may form a composite signal from the media signal and application service information, for example, for a composite audio and/or video signal for television type presentation to the user. The digital media device may receive a selection signal based on the presentation, for transmission to the application service provider device or to the media source. The media device also offers a GUI presenting a moveable arrangement of icons for selectively accessing application services.||09-16-2010|
|20100217837||MULTI-SERVICES APPLICATION GATEWAY AND SYSTEM EMPLOYING THE SAME - An intelligent gateway device provided at a premises (home or business) for providing and managing application services associated with use and support of a plurality of digital endpoint devices associated with the premises. The device implements includes a communications and processing infrastructure integrated with a peer and presence messaging based communications protocol for enabling communications between the device and an external support network and between the device and connected digital endpoint devices. A services framework at the gateway device implements the communications and processing infrastructure for enabling service management, service configuration and authentication of user of services at the intelligent gateway. The framework providing a storage and execution environment for supporting and executing received service logic modules relating to use, management and support of the digital endpoint devices. Thus, the gateway devices provides a network-based services point of presence for a plurality of digital endpoint devices at the premises.||08-26-2010|
|20100205301||Demarcation Between Service Provider And User In Multi-Services Gateway Device At User Premises - The disclosed examples of a multi-services gateway device (||08-12-2010|
|20100205152||Managed File Backup and Restore at Remote Storage Locations Through Multi-Services Gateway at User Premises - The disclosed examples of a system for providing and managing backup and restore services of one or more endpoint devices comprise at least one gateway device at a user premises and a service management center. The gateway device has a first interface for enabling bi-directional communications with one or more of the endpoint devices associated with the gateway device, a second interface for enabling bi-directional communications for the one or more endpoint devices via a wide area network, and for enabling at least some bidirectional communications with at least one storage area external to the user premises via the wide area network. The gateway device also has a processor configured to manage backups and restores of data between the one or more of the endpoint devices and the at least one storage area. The service management center is external to the user premises and communicates with the gateway device via the wide area network, and controls access by the gateway device to the at least one storage area.||08-12-2010|
|20100202450||MULTI-SERVICES APPLICATION GATEWAY - A gateway device is disclosed for deployment at user premises, which offers applications services similar to those of a server from the premises, albeit managed by a service management center via the network. For each application service, gateway programming provides application server communication with a client functionality of an endpoint device, for the respective service, communicated on top of network layer communications within the premises and through the wide area network. The application service logic in the gateway device also enforces authorization, authentication, configuration, or use of the service via the endpoint device. Management of the application service is responsive to communications with the service management center via the wide area network. A gateway device of this type, for example, may offer PC or TV type user interfaces. The gateway also may establish peer-to-peer communications with other similar devices.||08-12-2010|
|20100071053||Presence Status Notification From Digital Endpoint Devices Through A Multi-Services Gateway Device At The User Premises - A gateway device for operation at a user premises to provide and manage application services provided for endpoint devices associated with the gateway device. The gateway device includes a communications client program to enable client-server communications between the gateway device and a remote communications server via the wide area network using a presence and networking message protocol. The gateway device utilizes at least one driver program with a driver communications protocol to communicate with, control, and manage associated endpoint devices. The communications client program interacts with the driver program, and the gateway device is configured to specify which associated endpoint devices, attributes and operations are exposed to the network via the communications client. The gateway device is configured to specify rules for presentation and/or notification of incoming presence and networking messages to the gateway device and the routing of those messages to the managed endpoint device through their respective drivers.||03-18-2010|
|20090037382||System and Method to Manage and Distribute Media Using a Predictive Media Cache - A system for decreasing the perceived end user latency while interacting with a database. The system comprises the database storing metadata associated with one or more of media, files, data, devices and services, a user interface operable to receive a user generated query selected from a plurality of user generated query options, the plurality of user generated query options representing at least one of a user selectable object displayed by the user interface, and a processor having a predictive module operable to generate at least one background query of the database prior to the user interface receiving the user generated query, the at least one background query correlating to at least one of the user generated query options. The predictive module compares the user generated query to the at least one background query prior to sending the user generated query to the database such that if the user generated query corresponds to the at least one background query the user interface displays a result to the at least one background query.||02-05-2009|
Patent applications by Prodea Systems, Inc.