Seachange International, Inc.
|Seachange International, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20130247095||System And Method Of Scheduling Advertising Content For Dynamic Insertion During Playback Of Video On Demand Assets - Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for scheduling advertising content for dynamic insertion during play of video on demand assets. A virtual linear program channel is generated that is associated with a plurality of video on demand assets, the virtual linear program channel comprising data defining a plurality of predetermined time bins and a forecast number of views of the virtual channel assets within each of the time bins. The virtual linear program channel data is transmitted to a remote scheduling server. Advertising content and linear program channel scheduling instructions are received from the remote scheduling server, the linear program channel scheduling instructions identifying the virtual linear program channel and a selected time bin for insertion of the advertising content. The linear program channel scheduling instructions are translated into scheduling criteria for dynamically inserting the advertising content during playback of any of the virtual channel assets within the selected time bin.||09-19-2013|
|20130179917||Multi-Component Advertising Campaigns - A computerized method, system and computer program product for implementing a multi-component advertising campaign, respectively comprising steps, structure and instructions for defining data representing a multi-component advertising campaign, the data specifying one or more campaign instructions, each of the campaign instructions identifying a multi-component advertisement and targeted digital media having a plurality of advertising opportunities, each advertising component of the multi-component advertisement corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of advertising opportunities; receiving an advertising request from a requesting device during presentation of the targeted digital media; selecting one of the campaign instructions from the multi-component advertising campaign corresponding to the targeted digital media; and transmitting information for inserting the multi-component advertisement identified in the selected campaign instruction into the plurality of advertising opportunities of the targeted digital media.||07-11-2013|
|20130175333||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSOCIATING A MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A PREEXISTING SUBSCRIBER ACCOUNT - A method for associating a mobile electronic device with a preexisting subscriber account includes capturing a matrix barcode image presented on a display by a first device. The matrix barcode image is encoded with first device identification data that identifies the first device. The first device identification data is associated with a preexisting subscriber account stored in a subscriber database. The method further includes extracting the first device identification data from the matrix barcode image, and obtaining mobile device identification data that identifies a mobile electronic device. The method further includes transmitting a message to a device manager server, the message including the first device identification data, the mobile device identification data and a request to associate the mobile device identification data with the preexisting subscriber account associated with the first device identification data.||07-11-2013|
|20130097637||ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE WITH TAGGING - Described are computerized methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for providing electronic program guide services. The method includes storing an active media object list identifying media objects in an active state, receiving one or more tag requests identifying one or more programs, and updating a tag list to identify the one or more programs identified by the one or more tag requests. Each of the one or more programs are associated with one or more media objects. The method also includes generating a user navigation list comprising source identifiers of a plurality of selected media objects and a plurality of titles associated with each of the plurality of selected media objects. The plurality of selected media objects are each associated with at least one of the one or more programs identified in the tag list and included in the active media object list.||04-18-2013|
|20110219410||Method and System of Queued Management of Multimedia Storage - A queue management module receives a message to queue location information for multimedia content. The queue management module stores the location information in a queue corresponding to a subscriber. The queue management module receives a message for location information from a video distribution module. The queue management module transmits a message for retrieval of multimedia content to the video distribution module. In other examples, a queue agent module transmits a message for location information for multimedia content to a queue management module. The queue agent module receives a message for retrieval of content from the queue management module. The queue agent module retrieves the multimedia content from the remote content server using the location information received in the message for retrieval of content. A data storage module identifies available storage in limited storage provided for the subscriber and stores the retrieved multimedia content in the limited storage for the subscriber.||09-08-2011|
|20100319044||Efficient Distribution of Remote Storage Data - Described are apparatuses and methods for remote recording of digital data. A remote server digital video recorder (RS-DVR) server system includes one or more computer readable storage devices and a digital video recorder (DVR) server. The DVR server includes an input controller, a buffer unit, and a storage controller. The input controller receives an original data stream. The buffer unit is coupled to the input controller and receives and stores at least a portion of the original data stream from the input controller. The storage controller is coupled to the buffer unit and controls direct memory access to the one or more computer readable storage devices for writing one or more subscriber data streams copied from the original data stream. Each subscriber data stream is associated with a subscriber and written to a storage device location in the one or more computer readable storage devices associated with the subscriber.||12-16-2010|
|20100268814||Intercept Device for Providing Content - Described are computerized methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for network virtualization. An intercept device receives a DNS response message from a DNS server. The DNS response includes a domain name, a network address associated with the domain name, and a destination address of a first network device. The intercept device determines whether the domain name satisfies a DNS intercept criterion. If the domain name satisfies the DNS intercept criterion, then a request intercept criterion is updated to include the network address associated with the domain name. The DNS response message is transmitted on to the first network device by the intercept server.||10-21-2010|
|20100192049||Data Error Control - Multiple corruptions and/or erasures in data storage or data communication systems are corrected. An encoder generates M of parity fields from N data channels. Each item of the generated parity fields is the result of simple exclusive-or operations on one item from one or more data fields and possibly one item from one or more of the other parity fields. A decoder can regenerate as many as M missing or corrupted fields of either data or parity using combinations of correct and/or previously corrected items as inputs using M independent parity equations to solve for and correct each missing or corrupted item in turn.||07-29-2010|
|20100064000||Method and System for Providing an Interactive Application Over a Network - Described is a method of providing an interactive application over a network. Executable instructions to display foreground content and background content can be transmitted over a network to a client device. The client device can transmit data identifying a positional location of a user-selected element of the foreground content in the foreground display to a server. The server can determine a next state of the interactive application based on the current state of the interactive application and the positional location of the user-selected element. The server can transmit a next set of executable instructions causing the client device to manipulate one or more of the individual elements in the foreground display according to the next state of the interactive application.||03-11-2010|
Patent applications by Seachange International, Inc.