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20110177775SIGNALING MECHANISMS, TEMPLATES AND SYSTEMS FOR CREATION AND DELIVERY OF INTERACTIVITY EVENTS ON MOBILE DEVICES IN A MOBILE BROADCAST COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Systems, apparatus and methods provide an automatic capability for generating interactivity event applications for execution on receiver devices within a broadcast network based upon interactivity event application data, information and sequence logic. Interactivity event content providers may provide to a broadcast network interactivity event application data, event metadata information and sequence logic a broadcast network. Interactive sequences may be created and transmitted over a broadcast network on short notice. Interactive sequences may be created on-demand, based on the context and content of a monitored real-time channel. Interactive sequences may be scheduled based on the content of a live broadcast program. Application data, resources and templates may be delivered to a mobile receiving device in-band, along with a broadcasted interactivity event.07-21-2011
20100022183System and Method for Real-Time Wireless Transmission of Digital Audio Signal and Control Data - Disclosed is a system and method for the real-time wireless transmission of a digital audio signal and control data. A transmitter may be coupled to an audio source. The transmitter includes a processor to combine control data with a digital audio signal from the audio source and the processor wirelessly transmits the combined control data and digital audio signal to a receiver. The receiver includes a processor that is used to receive the combined control data and digital audio signal and to process the control data to perform a user pre-defined function.01-28-2010
20080261517Communication Framework and Method and System for Providing a Real-Time Audio and/or Video Signal - A method for providing a remote real-time audio and/or video (AV) signal includes: displaying an AV terminal list that records a plurality of AV terminals, and requesting a user terminal to select one of the AV terminals in the AV terminal list; determining whether a connection has been established with the selected AV terminal; establishing the connection with the selected AV terminal, receiving the AV signal of the selected AV terminal, and forwarding the AV signal to the user terminal if it is determined that the connection has not been established; and making a duplicate of the AV signal of the selected AV terminal, and forwarding the duplicate AV signal to the user terminal if it is determined that the connection has been established. A communication framework that performs the method is also disclosed.10-23-2008
20080261516Playing digital content from satellite radio media based on taste profiles - A portable content-playing device which automatically constructs a virtual channel of content consistent with the tastes of the user of the device, where the content originates from one or more satellites. The portable device contains software for computing similarity values between a local taste profile (representative of the tastes of the user of the device) and taste profiles downloaded from one or more of the satellites, and this information is used in choosing the content of the virtual channel.10-23-2008
20080261515METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY PROVIDING ALTERNATE NETWORK ACCESS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS - A communications unit is provided that can be coupled to a building's telecommunication wiring to provide an automated mechanism for isolating the building's wiring from a PSTN, while also providing a telecommunications connection to an alternative communications network via, for example, broadband or cellular networks. The communications unit can further be configured to be coupled to an alarm controller unit of a security system, thereby permitting the security system to communicate with a remote server system without loss of alarm data. The communications unit can also be configured to permit the legacy security system to provide normal disconnect functionality of building telephones from an outgoing telecommunications line while an alarm condition is present.10-23-2008
20080261514SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPLYING MEDIA CONTENT TO PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A system and apparatus for supplying media content to portable communication devices is disclosed. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure can include, for example, a Set-Top Box (STB) having a cellular transceiver and a controller element to direct the cellular transceiver to transmit a media guide for the STB to a terminal device for presentation on a display unit of the terminal device. Additional embodiments are disclosed.10-23-2008
20080261513Mobile Communication Terminal Capable of Playing and Updating Multimedia Content and Method of Playing the Same - There is a problem in conventional technologies in that updating multimedia content can be initiated only by a mobile communication terminal side. A mobile communication terminal according to the present invention updates at least one of elements of content stored in a permanent storage area of a memory unit using update information included in an update message received through a wireless communication unit, and plays the updated content. The content can be updated from text information included in the update information, files stored in the mobile communication terminal, or network resources. Accordingly, content providers can update the content stored in the mobile communication terminal by transferring the update information of the content to be updated, for example, using an update message which is a push-type communication means such as a text message.10-23-2008
20120184202BROADCAST MEDIA STREAMING WITH CUSTOMIZED PLAYLIST INSERTION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method, system and server for customizing a broadcast media stream for delivery to a client associated with a user via a communication network. The broadcast media stream comprises a plurality of content segments, such as hosted segments, which are separated by a plurality of musical, informational or generic segments. During streaming the plurality of musical, informational or generic segments are modified based on one or more user preferences such that there content matches more closely the preferred content of the user.07-19-2012
20100151783Systems and Methods for Synchronized Playout of Music on Several Personal Digital Music Players - Devices, systems and methods are disclosed which relate to a plurality of multimedia devices operating on a common time base having the ability to synchronize playback of a multimedia sample. A user initiates a synchronized playback by sending a request to one or more multimedia devices across a network. The user selects a multimedia sample and a start time. When the request is received by other multimedia devices on the network it can be accepted or denied. If the recipient accepts, the multimedia sample can be downloaded or cached before or streamed at the time of play. Many can enjoy listening to the same multimedia sample even using headphones. This enables a group to enjoy synchronized movement without requiring a sound system other than headphones.06-17-2010
20100112936TUNABLE ANTENNAS FOR MOBILE HANDSETS - A system and method for providing a tunable antenna system within a mobile device that enables the mobile device to receive broadcast communication signals. The antenna system includes a tunable antenna and a tuning module that is operable to selectively adjust the resonant frequency of the tunable antenna, such that the antenna may efficiently receive a plurality of discrete narrow band signals across a broad frequency spectrum. The tuning module may also include a lookup table for use by the tuning module to selectively adjust the resonant frequency of the antenna. Further, the antenna system may include a temperature compensation module that is operable to compensate for any temperature sensitive components in the tunable antenna system.05-06-2010
20100075593MEDIA DEVICE WITH ENHANCED DATA RETRIEVAL FEATURE - A personal media device including a broadcast receiver that receives broadcast media and broadcast media data from a broadcast source where the broadcast media data includes a media identifier associated with the broadcast media. The media device also includes a data transceiver that sends a retrieval request to a media server for enhanced media data where the retrieval request includes the media identifier and receives the enhanced media data via a wireless data channel. The media device further includes a processor that performs a media device operation in response to the received enhanced media data.03-25-2010
20130078904Content Source, Content Sink, And Method for Natively Managing and Delivering Active Content From One or More Content Sources to One or More Content Sinks Wirelessly - A content source, a content sink, and a method for natively managing and delivering active content are provided. The content source wirelessly exchanges management information with the content sink, identifies and manages the content sink, and transmits active content to the content sink whereby the content sink displays the active content.03-28-2013
20100041331SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING INFORMATION TO A TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICE - Systems and methods for delivering information to a transmitting and receiving device. The device receives a notification alerting a user of the device that information is available to be obtained and, in some embodiments, providing a short description of the information. After receiving the notification at the device, the user can then use the device to obtain or otherwise act on the information at a time and at a place convenient to the user.02-18-2010
20100041330SYNCHRONIZED PLAYING OF SONGS BY A PLURALITY OF WIRELESS MOBILE TERMINALS - A mobile terminal can select among a plurality of subcomponents of a song that are to be played from the terminal in response to communications with another terminal which may concurrently play a different subcomponent of the same song. The mobile terminal can alternatively or additionally identify a song that is being played by another terminal, identify a current playback location within a song data file for the identified song, and begin playing the identified song at the identified location in the song data file.02-18-2010
20090124197Sports watching method using mobile communication means of motion picture - A sports spectating method is composed of input means (score maker system) such as a mobile terminal capable of electronically inputting states of a sports event successively, the step of successively inputting motions of players and the other information using the input terminal and transmitting their real-time data, filming means for filming the states of the sports event, the step of encoding and transmitting the states of the sports event, means for digitizing the input data and recorded image and sound data, a recording medium such as a data server for storing the digitized real-time data therein, a recording medium such as an image server for storing the digitized image therein, a recording medium such as a sound server for storing the digitized sounds therein, a mobile network system such as PDC or/and PHS and gateway and internet for converting protocol, and a mobile terminal such as a cellular phone with high function and high performance.05-14-2009
20090124196MULTIMEDIA CONTENT PROVIDING METHOD AND MOBILE STATION - The present invention effectively controls a reception of a multimedia content from a MBMS bearer service based on a priority level associated with each of the MBMS bearer service which transmits a plurality of the multimedia contents. A multimedia content providing method according to the present invention provides a multimedia content to a plurality of mobile stations by a broadcast communication or a multicast communication, and includes the steps of: suspending, at the mobile station, a reception of a multimedia content from a low priority bearer service having a lower priority level than a desired bearer service, when a reception of a multimedia content from the desired bearer service is started while a multimedia content from a maximum receivable number of a bearer service or a multimedia content from a predetermined number of a bearer service is being received; and restarting, at the mobile station, the suspended reception of the multimedia content from the low priority bearer service, after the reception of the multimedia content from the desired bearer service is completed.05-14-2009
20090124194SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLAYING ANIMATED INFORMATION ON A HOST UPON CONNECTION WITH A WIRELESS DEVICE - A system and method by which audio clips, video clips and/or combination audio-video clips may be exhibited when a device is connected to a local host. According to various embodiments, one or more A/V clips reside on a device. When the device is operatively connected to a host, the A/V clips are uploaded to the host and are run on the host. A service carrier or provider is therefore capable of providing its own unique branding to the end user in an animated form when a connection is made, or to provide other information to the end user through the use of A/V clips.05-14-2009
20090042508INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND METHOD AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus for sharing content data with a different apparatus which has the content data and management data including identification information of the content data and used for management of the content data, including: management data acquisition means; display control means; selection operation acceptance means; requesting means; and content data acquisition means.02-12-2009
20090042507Themed Ornaments with WiFi and Wi Max Streaming Stations that Match the Themed Ornament - Apparatuses for playing signals received from the internet or other information highway on one or more speakers are described. The apparatus has a receiver for receiving information from a preselected address; a processor for interpreting the signals; and at least one sound emitting deviec for playing the processed signal. The apparatus has an ornamental design on the outside which is related to the topic of the signals received from the address.02-12-2009
20130052940TRANSMISSION OF BROADCASTS BASED ON RECIPIENT LOCATION - Embodiments of the present invention provide an approach for transmitting/broadcasting messages/content (e.g., audio) by routing such messages to an intended audience/recipient(s), and optionally applying audio preferences to broadcast characteristics. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention may receive a message/broadcast in a queue, and identify a set of intended recipients of the broadcast (e.g., based on the content therein). Once the intended recipients have been identified, a set of locations of the intended recipients may be determined. Based on the locations, at least one output device is selected (e.g., based on proximity of the output device(s) to the intended recipients). Thereafter, the broadcast may be transmitted to the intended recipients via the selected output device(s), while any associated audio preferences are applied. In one embodiment, if an intended recipient is listening to other content, such content may be muted and/or paused so that the transmitted broadcast may be heard.02-28-2013
20130072109Proximity Synchronization of Audio Content Among Multiple Playback and Storage Devices - A wireless communication system and in particular a wireless communication system for digital audio players that provides for increased functionality, such as communication, interaction and synchronization between a computing platform and various mobile, portable or fixed digital audio players, as well as providing a communication link between the various digital audio players themselves. The computing platform may act, for example, through a wireless network or wireless communication platform, to control the digital audio players; to act as a cache of digital audio data for the digital audio players; as well as provide a gateway to the Internet to enable the digital audio players to access additional digital audio content and other information.03-21-2013
20130072108Proximity Synchronization of Audio Content Among Multiple Playback and Storage Devices - A wireless communication system and in particular a wireless communication system for digital audio players that provides for increased functionality, such as communication, interaction and synchronization between a computing platform and various mobile, portable or fixed digital audio players, as well as providing a communication link between the various digital audio players themselves. The computing platform may act, for example, through a wireless network or wireless communication platform, to control the digital audio players; to act as a cache of digital audio data for the digital audio players; as well as provide a gateway to the Internet to enable the digital audio players to access additional digital audio content and other information.03-21-2013
20090104872BROADCAST RESPONSE SYSTEM - A broadcast response system provides, e.g., a radio broadcast listener with the ability to obtain media content such as music or speech while listening to the radio. The user can respond to items in the radio broadcast such as advertisements, fund raising drives, or interactive listener polls during the broadcast. Data such as song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored, can be transmitted using, e.g., the RBDS/RDS data stream. A reference number representing song title and artist, author or publisher and the IP address for the location where the digital version of the content is stored can also be employed for ease of implementation. This reference number can reside in a lookup table to be accessed by broadcast response server.04-23-2009
20130059526METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ELECTRONIC MEDIA ON WEARABLE DISPLAYS - An approach for providing electronic media on clothing is described. A media to be presented on a wearable device that includes one or more displays is determined. A determination is made as to whether the wearable device is registered with a media delivery service offered by a service provider. The transfer of the media is initiated over a wireless network to a mobile device if the wearable device is registered with the media delivery service, wherein the media is presented on the one or more displays of the wearable device.03-07-2013
20110045761Method of Transmitting, Receiving, Recording, Playing and Displaying Weather Radio - A receiver may receive alerts from a radio-broadcast following a tone or other indication preceding each alert, for example, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) broadcasted weather alerts. Received alerts may be recorded and stored for future playback to an end user, and the receiver may indicate to the user that an alert has been stored, varying the type of indication according to the type of alert stored. The receiver may record alerts specific to one or more zip codes, geographic regions, Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates, Federal Information Processes Standards (FIPS) codes, Specific Area Messaging Encoding (SAME) profiles, or other user location data. The user may then select locations and type of alerts to be replayed. Additionally, the receiver may be used in conjunction with other co-located devices to provide information to an end user through a variety of methods and devices.02-24-2011
20090233543System and method for providing a rich media visitor log - Presented is a system for providing a rich media visitor log comprising a communications server accessible by members of a group, a local services network interactively connected to the communications server, a group management application resident on the communications server, and a visitor log host application. The group management application is configured to activate a group session, manage communications among group members and the local services network during the group session, and expire activation of the group session after a predetermined time interval. The visitor log host application is configured to collect communications from the communications managed by the group management application, identify exemplary communications for inclusion in the rich media visitor log, select rich media display assets corresponding to the identified exemplary communications, and produce the rich media visitor log comprising the identified exemplary communications and the selected corresponding rich media display assets.09-17-2009
20090233542METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CHAT DATA AND VIDEO CONTENT BETWEEN MULTIPLE VIEWERS - Various embodiments of apparatus and/or methods are described for providing communication between multiple content viewers. First video data is captured of a first user located locally with respect to a presentation device and transmitted to a base station located remotely with respect to the presentation device. The base station transmits a composite signal that includes video content provided by a content source communicatively coupled the base station and further includes second video chat data captured of a second user located remotely with respect to the presentation device. The composite signal is responsively presented by the presentation device to the first user.09-17-2009
20090011699TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, RECEPTION APPARATUS AND DIGITAL RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - A digital radio communication method includes selecting a modulation scheme for a transmission data signal from among a plurality of modulation schemes. The transmission data signal is modulated according to the selected modulation scheme to generate a first symbol, the first symbol being a first quadrature baseband signal. Further, a pilot signal is modulated according to a specific modulation scheme to generate a second symbol, the second symbol being a second quadrature baseband signal.01-08-2009
20100087140Method for Enhancing Communication, a Terminal and a Telecommunication System - A solution for enhancing communication in a telecommunication system is provided. In the solution, data concerning a dynamic profile of at least some of the terminals of the system is maintained in the system. The data is available to other terminals. When music is played in a terminal the dynamic profile of the terminal is updated with information relating to the music played in the terminal.04-08-2010
20110028083METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR MEDIA CONTENT DISTRIBUTION - Methods for distributing media content between portable electronic devices enabled for media acquisition and wireless communication are disclosed. The methods comprises forming of a group of the portable electronic devices being present at a common context, providing a piece of media content to other members of the group, and collecting a piece of media content from other members of the group, respectively. Apparatuses, i.e. portable electronic devices, suitable for such media content distribution, as computer programs for implementing the media content distribution on such apparatuses, are also disclosed.02-03-2011
20110281517SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXECUTING A SOURCE HANDOFF FOR MEDIA CONTENT PRESENTED ON A USER DEVICE FROM A NETWORK OF SET-TOP CELLS - Systems and methods for streaming media content on a user device from a wireless network of set-top cells. Set-top cells with overlapping wireless transmission ranges create a network within which a user may roam and receive continuous streaming media content. A user device may connect with a set-top cell in the network to access media content. When the user leaves the wireless transmission range of the set-top cell, a seamless handoff occurs to a second set-top cell, and the user receives continuous streaming media content. The streaming media content is uninterrupted as long as the user remains within wireless transmission range of at least one set-top cell in the network.11-17-2011
20090197524INTELLIGENT INTERACTION BETWEEN DEVICES IN A LOCAL NETWORK - A device may include a network interface through which the device communicates with a media device in a local network. The device may include a processor to detect whether the device receives a call, determine whether the device is within a predetermined range of the media device based on communication between the device and the media device, and send a message to the media device via the network interface to request the media device to reduce an audio output of the media device when the device is within the predetermined range of the media device and when the device has received the call.08-06-2009
20110275311BONUS AND EXPERIENCE ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM FOR RECEIVERS OF BROADCAST MEDIA - According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a method for awarding incentives, the method comprising receiving, via a first interface of a server, audio signals from a user over a communication network, receiving, via a second interface of the server, audio signals from a plurality of broadcast channels over the communication network, comparing, by a processor in the server, the audio signals received from the user and the audio signals received from the plurality of broadcast channels, determining, by the processor, based on the act of comparing, that the audio signals from the user correspond to a program currently being broadcast on one of the plurality of broadcast channels, and in response to the act of determining, automatically awarding, by the processor, the user at least one incentive.11-10-2011
20120289147DISTRIBUTING CONTENT AND SERVICE LAUNCH OBJECTS TO MOBILE DEVICES - Embodiments of methods, systems and apparatuses for distributing content over a communication network are disclosed. One method includes managing, by at least one content distribution server, a plurality of content, assisting in preloading at least a portion of the content to a storage element associated with a wireless device, identifying a portion of a user interface of the wireless device, and sending configuration information to the wireless device, the configuration information configured to assist the wireless device in placing, in the identified portion of the user interface, a service launch object that launches the content.11-15-2012
20090088068Security Method and Device for Managing Access to Multimedia Contents - A method of managing the sending of multimedia contents to a mobile terminal (04-02-2009
20120108163Intelligent Telematics Information Dissemination Using Delegation, Fetch, and Share Algorithms - A system for intelligent dissemination of messages via long-range communications to select delegate vehicles, and short-range communications from the delegate vehicles. The system includes a processor and a memory storing a delegation and dissemination algorithm that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to define a dissemination area and define multiple delegation zones within the dissemination area. The algorithm also causes the processor to identify at least one delegate vehicle, of a network of vehicles, for each delegation zone and seed a message into the network of vehicles by transmitting the message to each delegate vehicle via long-range communications so that the delegate vehicles can transmit the message throughout the network of vehicles via short-range communications.05-03-2012
20090298420APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TIME SYNCHRONIZATION OF WIRELESS AUDIO DATA STREAMS - A wireless audio data distribution system streams audio data from an audio source device to a plurality of speaker devices across a wireless communication network. The speaker devices synchronize the start of their decoding of received audio data and compensate for relative skew over time of internal clocks in response to occurrence of timing events that are defined relative to signaling from the wireless communication network.12-03-2009
20090298419USER EXCHANGE OF CONTENT VIA WIRELESS TRANSMISSION12-03-2009
20090149126APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO COMMUNICATE AUTHORIZED PROGRAMMING BETWEEN A RECEIVING DEVICE AND A MOBILE DEVICE - A mobile device embodiment communicates program distribution account information to a program distributor. The mobile device embodiment receives from the program distributor, authorization to use programming that is conditioned on the communicated program distribution account information. The mobile device embodiment communicates the authorization to a receiving device.06-11-2009
20090124195SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR GENERATING DATA FOR PRINTING INVISIBLE INFORMATION, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PHYSICAL MEDIUM WHEREUPON INVISIBLE INFORMATION IS PRINTED - A method of manufacturing a physical medium configured to store data. A layout design of visible and invisible information to be printed in a book with visible and invisible ink, respectively, is generated. The visible information includes an article. The invisible information includes a URL of an address of a web server at which additional information associated with the article is located. Print data of the visible and invisible information based on the generated layout design of the visible and invisible information are generated. The generated print data of the visible and invisible information are stored on the physical medium. A book containing the article in visible ink and the invisible information in invisible ink is produced. A cellular phone is used to obtain the additional information by identifying the URL via illuminating and photographing the invisible information in the book using a light-emitting element in the cellular phone.05-14-2009
20090053992SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ORDERING AND DELIVERING DIGITAL CONTENT - Systems and methods for delivering digital content to user who have pre-selected the digital content before they arrive at a device for distributing the digital content are described. The systems contain a storage device where the digital content is stored, a device for distributing the digital content to a user, a receiving device for receiving the digital content that has been distributed, and means for communicating with the user who is not located at the distribution device. The communication means allows the user to browse and/or purchase the digital content prior to arriving at the distribution device. As well, by purchasing the content before arrival, if the digital content is not located at the distribution device, it can be transferred from the storage device to the distribution device before the arrival of the user. Other embodiments are described.02-26-2009
20100015913SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PROVIDING VIDEO DATA TO DATA RENDERING DEVICES FOR DISPLAY ON MULTIMEDIA VIDEO DEVICES AT THE REQUEST OF WIRELESS HAND HELD DEVICES - Provide dare methods, systems and apparatuses for data brokering between hand held wireless devices (WDs) and data rendering devices (DRDs). DRDs in the form of multimedia devices used for displaying video data (e.g., televisions, video monitors, and projectors) are provided with video for display at the DRD at the request of WDs. DRDs are capable of receiving video data from a network at the request of a WD and/or directly from a WD as the host and then displaying the video data on including multimedia video devices capable of displaying video data. DRD and/or multimedia video devices can also be controlled by the WD during display of video data and to control display of the video data.01-21-2010
20100267332Wireless Audio/Video System with Remote Playback and Control - A wireless audio/video system with remote playback and control comprises a main system unit and a portable control and playback device. The main system unit comprises a wireless reception sub-system for receiving audio and video signals, an audio/video signal processing sub-system for processing signals received by said wireless reception sub-system, an audio/video output sub-systems for retransmitting said audio/video signals, one or more audio power amplifiers for amplifying said audio signals, and an input signal selection system for receiving control signals from a remote device. The portable control and playback device comprises a program material storage sub-system, a program material playback sub-system for playing material stored in said program material storage sub-system, a main system unit control sub-system, and a wireless transmission sub-system.10-21-2010
20100120355System and method for customizable playback of communication device alert media - There is provided a device for alerting a user of an occurrence of an event. The device comprises a memory configured to store alert data and a media stream having a beginning and an end, the alert data designating a plurality of points for the media stream, the plurality of points including a start point and an end point after the start point, wherein at least one of the start point and the end point is different from the beginning and the end of the media stream. The device further comprises a processor configured to detect the occurrence of the event; retrieve the alert data from the memory in response to the occurrence of the event; begin playback of the media stream from the start point; and stop playback of the media stream at the end point.05-13-2010
20100093272GEOGRAPHICALLY-BASED INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - The present inventions pertain to the geographically based information distribution systems, including in particular systems configured to display advertisements and information about current status of public transit vehicles based on geographic position of the vehicle and/or the displays.04-15-2010
20090264064METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT USING MBMS MULTICAST BEARER - There is provided a method for a multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) announcement to provide a service announcement document in a broadcast multicast service center (BM-SC) of a MBMS system, including the steps of: generating a service announcement document; searching a service announcement area; setting a session for providing the service announcement document to the searched service area by setting a MBMS multicast bearer; transmitting a corresponding service announcement document to the service announcement area, wherein the service announcement document includes an announcement area directories according to service announcement areas, and the announcement area directory includes service directories according to services provided to corresponding service announcement areas as a lower directory.10-22-2009
20090258595System and Method for Managing Applications and Media Content of a Wireless Communication Device - A method for a wireless communication system for providing media objects is described. Channels of media content are collected from at least one media provider. A list of the channels of media content is then stored. Next, the list of the channel of media content is provided to a remote device. Channel selections are then received from the remote device. Thereafter, the channels of media content corresponding to the channel selections are delivered to the remote device.10-15-2009
20100124879E-paper external control system and method - A method for one or more portions of one or more regions of an electronic paper assembly having one or more display layers includes, but is not limited to: obtaining first information regarding one or more positions of one or more portions of one or more regions of the electronic paper assembly and sending one or more application related information portions to the electronic paper assembly based upon the obtaining of the first information. In addition to the foregoing, other related method/system aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.05-20-2010
20090286469MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING BROADCAST CONTENT PURCHASE THEREIN - A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to receive broadcast relevant data, a controller configured to acquire identification information identifying image data matching a broadcast content from the received broadcast relevant data if a broadcast content purchase mode is entered to purchase the broadcast content, and a display configured to display the image data identified by the identification information.11-19-2009
20080274687Dynamic mixed media package - It has been discovered that a dynamic mixed media package with a mechanism for dynamic modification/update provides a media experience to users that exceeds the experience offered by individual media files. A dynamic mixed media package accommodates various types of media and allows for additional media and modifications of existing media. Additional media includes media generated by consumers, such as media derived from a seed media. A seed media is marked and assembled with supplemental media into a package. The seed media is marked to allow performance of various operations, such as identification of the seed media during the lifetime of the package and attribution when the seed media is incorporated into consumer generated derivative media.11-06-2008
20080242223INFORMATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - An information communication system for transmitting position data includes a short range wireless communication system for transmitting the position data between a cellular telephone and a digital still camera. There is a communication subsystem for communication, and for transmitting an enable signal between the cellular telephone and the digital still camera to establish the short range wireless communication in response to operation to instruct retrieval of the position data. The enable signal is transmitted while the short range wireless communication is inactive, and establishes the short range wireless communication. A controller terminates the short range wireless communication after the position data is transmitted through. Preferably, the digital still camera outputs the enable signal and receives the position data. Also, in the communication subsystem, public accessible wireless LAN network is used with the digital still camera, and connected with a mobile communication network by a gateway device.10-02-2008
20080242221Customized Content Delivery System and Method - A method and system for providing customized content for a plurality of users is provided. In one embodiment, the method may comprise receiving user information from a plurality of users including location information of each user. For each of the plurality of users, the method may include constructing first compilation data that includes information of a first plurality of content elements and wherein the first compilation data constructed for each use may be different. For each of the plurality of users, the method may further include presenting the content elements of the first compilation data to each of the plurality of respective users. The first compilation data may be constructed from a first template, and the method may further comprise receiving feedback from a set of the users, modifying the respective first template of the set of users based on the feedback, and constructing second compilation data that includes information of a second plurality of content elements for the set of users. Finally, the content elements may be scheduled to be transmitted to the user device, such as a mobile telephone, according to rules configured to reduce peak communications network utilization.10-02-2008
20080274688Method and system for mobile vehicle content management - A method and system for mobile vehicle content management. Content may be received wireless from a plurality of access technologies within a mobile vehicle. The content may be balanced from the plurality of access technologies to select the content from at least one access technology for decryption. The selected content may be provided to a receiver device for presentation.11-06-2008
20090170425COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL, SERVER, PLAYBACK CONTROL METHOD AND PROGRAM - The communications terminal comprises: a playback device which playbacks content; a reading device which reads in access information recorded on a prescribed recording medium, the access information being necessary for downloading the content which can be played back by the playback device, via a network; a communications device which downloads via communications the content corresponding to the access information according to the access information read in; a storage device which stores the downloaded content, the storage device storing details of the access information in association with the content, the details of the access information being used in downloading the content; a judging device which judges whether or not the content corresponding to the read access information is present in the storage device, according to information which is stored in the storage device, when the access information is read in by the reading device; and a control device which controls the playback device, the reading device, the communications device, the storage device, and the judging device, wherein: if the judging device judges that the content is present in the storage device, the control device controls for acquiring the content corresponding to the access information read in from the storage device, and for playing back the content; and if the judging device judges that the content is not present in the storage device, the control device controls for downloading the content corresponding to the access information read in, and for playing back the content.07-02-2009
20080280556CONTROL METHOD FOR A WIRELESS AUDIO/VIDEO SYSTEM - A control method for a wireless audio/video system is disclosed. The control method is used for detecting whether a wireless receiving module receives an invalid signal by an error detection module in an audio/video player and thereby prevents the audio/video player from unable to receive or play the audio/video signal or other programs normally. Furthermore, the audio/video player of the present invention has a button controlling module and a wireless transmission module for operating with a wireless receiving module and a wireless transmission module of a fore end controlling device to substantially achieve bidirectional communication for the wireless audio/video device.11-13-2008
20080305739SYSTEM, METHOD AND TERMINAL FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST/MULTICAST SERVICE DATA TRANSMISSION - The present invention relates to a system, a method and a terminal for multimedia broadcast/multicast service data transmission. The system includes: a radio network controller (RNC), a service general packet radio service supporting node (SGSN), gateway general packet radio service supporting node (GGSN), a broadcast/multicast service center, an UE type inquiry module, a database, and a processing module. The method includes: acquiring feedback UE type information; calculating the number of UEs matched with the type of the to-be-transmitted media resource; determining whether the number of UEs is greater than a preset threshold, if the number of UEs is greater than the preset threshold, a bearing means of point-to-multi-points is adopted for sending the media resource; if the number of UE is not greater than the preset threshold, a bearing means of point-to-point is adopted for sending the media resource. The terminal includes: a mobile communication terminal, and a UE type feedback module. The network resource waste is avoided, and the effectiveness of media resource transmission is guaranteed through the present invention.12-11-2008
20080242222UNIFICATION OF MULTIMEDIA DEVICES - Described herein are various methods and systems relating to the unification of media devices, and more specifically to the provision of wireless audio systems. In overview, two or more wireless speaker subsystem units substantially autonomously form a single wireless audio system having its own control interface. This control interface is used to apply operational changes across the wireless audio system, such as volume adjustment. That is, an operational change may be applied to the system as a whole, and this change is subsequently implemented by each of the individual wireless speaker subsystem units.10-02-2008
20080268773System and Method for Mobile Commerce - A system for and method of implementing mobile commerce in a satellite radio broadcasting system. A unique program identifier is associated with each program segment of a broadcast. When a listener hears a program segment of interest, the listener causes the associated program identifier to be captured and thereafter to be transferred to a central location or hub. The transferring operation can be accomplished manually, via a media link or via a wireless network. Upon receipt of the program identifier at the central hub, the program identifier is used to determine information about the listener, obtain additional information regarding the program segment associated with the program identifier for the listener and/or initiate an e-commerce transaction involving the listener and/or other parties including merchandisers and advertisers10-30-2008
20110207396PROXIMITY SYNCHRONIZATION OF AUDIO CONTENT AMONG MULTIPLE PLAYBACK AND STORAGE DEVICES - A wireless communication system and in particular to a wireless communication system for digital audio players that provides for increased functionality, such as communication, interaction and synchronization between a computing platform and various mobile, portable or fixed digital audio players, as well as providing a communication link between the various digital audio players themselves. The computing platform may act, for example, through a wireless network or wireless communication platform, to control the digital audio players; to act as a cache of digital audio data for the digital audio players; as well as provide a gateway to the Internet to enable the digital audio players to access additional digital audio content and other information. The computing platform may also be used to automatically update digital audio content on the digital audio players; synchronize digital audio content and playlists between digital audio players; and automatically continue a particular playlist as the user moves from one digital audio player to another.08-25-2011
20100003916Portable Communication Terminal - A portable communication terminal comprises wireless communication units 01-07-2010
20090143007Methods and systems for mixing media with communications - A communications device may transmit a media item chosen by a user over a communication path also being used to transmit an established communications operation. The user may select a media item of any known type, including for example a musical selection, a video, a voicemail, a podcast, an image, or any other suitable media item. The user may select any suitable contact method for the communications operation, including for example, telephone, voicemail, email, text message, chatting, fax, or any other suitable method.06-04-2009
20090258594Method and System for Progressive Delivery and Synchronization of Discrete Content in Rich Media Services - A method for authoring and sending from a network element and receiving at a mobile device, rich media, the sending having the steps of checking whether the rich media includes discrete content; if yes, sending a low resolution version of the discrete content with the rich media; and subsequently sending a higher resolution version of the rich media. The receiving having the steps of receiving a low resolution version of the discrete content in the rich media; rendering the rich media; receiving a higher resolution fragment of the discrete content; and incrementally applying the higher resolution fragments to the low resolution version of the discrete content.10-15-2009
20080318518WIRELESS AUDIO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WITH RANGE BASED SLOW MUTING - A wireless audio distribution system includes a wireless headset for receiving a serial, digital bitstream including control data interspersed with digital data related to the audio channels, a manual audio channel selector switch; a manual volume adjustment control, an error detector and a muting circuit selectively reducing the volume level of the audio reproduced by the wireless headset in multiple steps based on errors detected by the error detector.12-25-2008
20090081950Portable terminal, information processing apparatus, content display system and content display method - A portable terminal includes a receiving unit which receives content information, an external device communication unit which conducts communication with an external information device, a display unit which displays the content information received by the receiving unit, an acquiring unit which acquires identification information identifying the content information displayed by the display unit, an operation unit which receives an operation indication from a user, and a control unit which conducts control such that if a transmission indication of the identification information is received by the operation unit while the content information is being displayed, the identification information acquired by the acquiring unit is transmitted to the external information device and the display of the content information by the display unit is terminated.03-26-2009
20110143652Vehicle media and communications access - Methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus relate to vehicle media and communications systems and/or providing communications network and/or satellite network access in a vehicle. Specifically, the disclosed methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus relate to providing access to data, communications and/or satellites using a modular vehicle media and communications system.06-16-2011
20110143651METHOD FOR SELECTING MEDIA FOR DELIVERY TO USERS AT AN INCIDENT - A media selection and insertion control device implements a method for selecting media for delivery to a plurality of users at an incident. The media selection and insertion control device: receives a plurality of media inputs from multiple media sources; receives capabilities of devices of users at an incident; receives resource capabilities of a set of networks to which the users are communicatively coupled; receives a set of incident-based rules and applies these rules to the plurality of media inputs to select media inputs to deliver to the users; and determines a mode of delivering the selected media inputs to the users based at least on the capabilities of the users' devices and on the resource capabilities of the set of networks to which the users are communicatively coupled.06-16-2011
20090117846Media distribution kiosk with virtual connector for interfacing with a personal media device - Systems and methods are provided for a media distribution kiosk employing a virtual connector to enable communication between a media distribution device and media device while limiting wear on their connectors.05-07-2009
20090209198Remote Resource Access Interface Apparatus - A remote resource access interface apparatus is provided. A key input unit has keys for generating input key values. A communication unit transmits a connection establishment request message including screen resolution information to, and receives a connection establishment response message including supportable key information from, a portable device. The communication unit transmits input key information to and receives video information from the portable device after establishing the connection. A pixel information processing unit converts the video information to pixel signals for a video output unit to display as a visual image. A key advisor unit extracts supportable key information from the response message and outputs the supportable key information to the video output unit. The video information is video data adjusted in resolution based on the screen resolution information, and the input key value is mapped to one of key values indicated by the key information of the portable device.08-20-2009
20080207116Navigation device and method using a personal area network - A method and a navigation device are disclosed for . . . . The navigation device includes a memory to store at least one document; an input device to select at least one document stored in memory; and a network interface to identify at least one other device. The selected at least one document is sent via a personal area network to the at least one other identified device. The personal area network is a short-range wireless network. The method includes selecting at least one document in a memory associated with a navigation device, identifying at least one other device accessible via a personal area network, and sending the at least one selected document via the personal area network to the at least one other identified device in response to a received input. The personal area network is a short-range wireless network.08-28-2008
20100159822APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MBMS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Provided is an apparatus and method for providing a Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (MBMS) in a wireless communication system, e.g., a 306-24-2010
20090221230TRANSMITTING SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DATA TO WIRELESS HAND HELD DEVICES OVER A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method and system for wirelessly providing venue-based data to one or more hand held devices. Venue-based data can be acquired from one or more venues. The venue-based data can be authenticated and wirelessly transmitted to one or more hand held devices through one or more wireless telecommunications networks, in response to authenticating the venue-based data and/or the hand held device(s) and/or a user of the hand held device(s), in order to permit the venue-based data to be accessible via one or more hand held devices at locations remote from the venue(s).09-03-2009
20090221229METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ACTIVATING DISPLAY OF MULTIMEDIA DATA ON A MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments include methods and systems for activating display of content items on a mobile device based on event criteria associated with a profile of a user. For example, one embodiment comprises a method of activating reception of multimedia data on a mobile device. The method includes receiving metadata identified with at least a portion of one of plurality of broadcasts, determining, based on the metadata identified with the portion of broadcast content, whether the portion contains event metadata satisfying event criteria associated with a profile of a user, and instructing a receiver of a mobile device of the user to tune to the broadcast for receipt of the portion of the broadcast.09-03-2009
20120034863Method and apparatus for interactive audience participation at a live entertainment event - The present invention relates to a method for providing interactive audience participation at live entertainment events. The method includes use of an interactive device that presents a promotional message and includes a user interface, broadcasting audio programming to the audience member through the interactive device, querying the audience members, wherein answers to the querying may be entered by the audience member via the user interface of the interactive device, transmitting the answers to a central processor, storing the answers as audience data, processing the audience data into results, storing the results of the processing of the audience data and broadcasting the results of the processing of the audience data.02-09-2012
20100197220Selection and Tuning of a Broadcast Channel Based on Interactive Service Information - The present invention provides methods and apparatus for tuning a broadcast processing system by using channel data from an interactive information source. The broadcast processing system interfaces with a broadcast medium and may include an interfacing apparatus that interfaces to the broadcast medium for extracting an appropriate broadcast signal and for tuning the broadcast processing system. The viewer uses a mobile terminal that communicates with the interactive information source over a first wireless communications path. The viewer may interact with the web site by navigating through the associated web pages in order to obtain broadcast information about the selected program, in which the broadcast information may be sent to the mobile terminal over the first wireless communications path. The broadcast information is processed by the wireless terminal in order to obtain the channel data. Consequently, the channel data may be sent to the broadcast processing system in order to tune the broadcast processing system to the selected program.08-05-2010
20100197219SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED LOCATION-BASED WIDGETS - Systems and methods relating to location-based applications, such as widgets, are disclosed. In general, in one embodiment, a mobile device obtains a list of applications associated with a current or anticipated location of the mobile device from a centralized or distributed application service. One or more desired applications to be activated are either manually or automatically selected from the list of applications associated with the current location or the anticipated location of the mobile device. The mobile device then activates the one or more desired applications. Optionally, for each desired application that has been activated, the desired application may be deactivated once one or more deactivation criteria are satisfied.08-05-2010
20090215388REGISTERING ACCESS DEVICE MULTIMEDIA CONTENT VIA A BROADBAND ACCESS GATEWAY - A system and method of registering or exchanging information about the availability of multimedia information and services is disclosed. Access devices in a wireless local area network (WLAN) and/or personal area network (PAN) may register, with a wireless broadband access gateway, selected information about multimedia information and services that they have and may share. Information about the available multimedia information and services may be shared by the wireless broadband access gateway with other access devices within the coverage area of the WLAN or PAN. Access devices may then access the multimedia information and services of other access devices via the wireless broadband access gateway, based upon information identifying and authenticating the recipient. A broadband connection permits the gateway to pass multimedia information and service activity to and from the access devices within the coverage area of the WLAN or PAN.08-27-2009
20090111374MOBILE TERMINAL PROCESSING AND TRANSMITTING INFORMATION RELATED TO DATA PLAY AND PLAYING DATA ACCORDING TO INFORMATION - A mobile terminal includes a controller configured to process information related to a play of data on the mobile terminal at a specific time point of the played data, wherein the controller recognizes the specific time point and generates a control signal for enabling data play from the specific time point, and a wireless communication unit transmitting the control signal and the information. In the mobile terminal, the wireless communication unit receives the information related to the play of the data and the control signal for enabling the data play from the specific time point, and the controller facilitates the play of the data according to the received control signal and the information.04-30-2009
20090111375AUTOMATIC WIRELESS PHOTO UPLOAD FOR CAMERA PHONE - A method, apparatus, and program product are provided for transmitting media objects from a mobile device to a server. A DeviceSide component is executed on the mobile device that does not require user intervention. A new media object is detected by the DeviceSide component. The new media object is processed by the DeviceSide component and automatically transmitted to the server. A ServerSide component on the server is configured to receive the media object automatically detected and transmitted by the DeviceSide component on the mobile device. The received media object is processed, and a notification of the received media object is transmitted to the mobile device.04-30-2009
20100297934PERSONAL AREA NETWORK HAVING MEDIA PLAYER AND MOBILE DEVICE CONTROLLING THE SAME - A system and method are provided for controlling content played by a number of media devices. In general, the system includes a mobile device and the number of media devices. The mobile device includes a wireless communication interface for communicating with the media devices, a media database, and a control system including a media client. When the mobile device enters a Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) associated with a media device, the media client obtains information describing the content residing at the media device and stores the information in the media database at the mobile device. Thereafter, when the mobile device is within the WPAN associated with the media device, the media database is used to select content to be played at the media device.11-25-2010
20100304664DELIVERING CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH A UNIQUE IDENTIFIER - A preference related to the broadcast of a work, for example a song or advertisement, is obtained from a subscriber. The work is associated with one of a plurality of unique identifiers, and the particular identifier with which the work is associated can be identified in some instances by using information included with the subscriber preference. In response to determining which unique identifier is associated with the work, content associated with that identifier can be delivered to the subscriber according to his preference.12-02-2010
20090068942Method and apparatus for long-time music play on a mobile communication terminal - A method and apparatus are provided for playing music for long time by a mobile communication terminal. The mobile communication terminal includes an MP3 chip for decoding and playing music data transferred from a music data memory by a baseband chip.03-12-2009
20110009050INTERACTIVE COMMUNICATIONS APPLIANCE - An interactive communications appliance for broadcasting personalized information is disclosed. The interactive communications appliance comprises a transceiver for receiving personalized information transmitted via a wireless link. A memory stores the personalized information and an audio device broadcasts the personalized information to a user.01-13-2011
20110009051Audio Visual Player Apparatus and System and Method of Content Distribution Using the Same - A portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system and method for selecting, requesting, downloading, and playing audio and/or video data content files from an Internet-based database server. The wireless link is preferably implemented in accordance with the WiFi protocol, which allows connectivity to the Internet by being in proximity with a local base station or WiFi hotspot (i.e., publicly available local wireless access hub connected to the Internet). The portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system preferably include a security means for monitoring and blocking unauthorized use of the player apparatus and system. The player apparatus further preferably has the capability to communicate with other neighboring player apparatus for the purpose of exchanging content data files, playlists and personal messages.01-13-2011
20110034121MEDIA DATA EXCHANGE, TRANSFER OR DELIVERY FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Methods and systems that facilitate data delivery to electronic devices are disclosed. One aspect pertains to data delivery to electronic devices that are portable, such as, mobile devices. In one embodiment, one mobile device discovers another mobile device within its vicinity. The mobile devices can then wirelessly transmit data from one mobile device to the other. The mobile devices, or their users, can control, request or influence the particular data content being delivered.02-10-2011
20100015912SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING WIRELESS SECURITY SURVEILLANCE SERVICES ACCESSIBLE VIA A TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A system and method for providing video surveillance may include providing digital television services to a customer via middleware. The middleware may include digital rights management services. Digital surveillance services may be provided to the customer via the middleware. In providing digital surveillance services to the customer, the customer may be enabled to access surveillance equipment via the middleware from a remote location using a telecommunications device, where the telecommunications device is authorized to access the surveillance equipment by the digital rights management services.01-21-2010
20110086591METHOD TO MINIMIZE DATA DOWNLOAD DURING SATELLITE RADIO BROADCASTS - A system and method for limiting the amount of satellite radio digital bandwidth used by allowing a vehicle to record and store songs broadcast by the satellite and then play the songs from the vehicle the next times the songs are to be broadcast. When a song is selected to be broadcast, the method determines whether a certain percentage of vehicles will have the song recorded on the vehicle, and if so, will broadcast a song code identifying the song to allow the vehicle to play the recorded song.04-14-2011
20090247066METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING DIGITAL CONTENT FROM A PERSONAL COMPUTER TO A MOBILE HANDSET - A system for synchronizing digital content stored on a user's mobile handset with digital content stored on the user's personal computer is disclosed.10-01-2009
20100068990ADAPTING VIDEO QUALITY TO AN EXTERNAL RENDERING DEVICE USING A MOBILE IPTV NETWORK - An apparatus, system and methodology in which IPTV network-delivered content is adapted according to presentation characteristics of a rendering device coupled to a mobile phone, the mobile phone delivering the adapted content to the rendering device for presentation.03-18-2010
20110177776METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR TRANSMITTING STREAMING MEDIA TO A MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE BANDWIDTH ASSOCIATED WITH A WIRELESS NETWORK - A communication network is operated by obtaining a subscription at a wireless network from at least one device for a rebroadcast of streaming media and rebroadcasting the streaming media to the at least one device using the wireless network responsive to obtaining the subscription.07-21-2011
20110177774DYNAMIC GENERATION, DELIVERY, AND EXECUTION OF INTERACTIVE APPLICATIONS OVER A MOBILE BROADCAST NETWORK - Systems, apparatus and methods provide an automatic capability for generating interactivity event applications for execution on receiver devices within a broadcast network based upon interactivity event application data, information and sequence logic. Interactivity event content providers may provide to a broadcast network interactivity event application data, event metadata information and sequence logic a broadcast network. Such applications may be transmitted via the broadcast network. Transmitted applications may be activated in receiver devices in response to receiving a signal from a real-time broadcast stream. Activation signals may be used to synchronize application activation with an event in a media program so downloaded applications may be activated in synchrony with broadcast programs. Interactive applications may be dynamically generated at run time. Multiple interactive applications may be generated from a same set of interactivity application data, each targeting different types of devices. Signaling mechanisms may signal multiple return unicast channels for user responses.07-21-2011
20100068991MULTIMEDIA DATA TRANSFER FOR A PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE - In a portable multimedia device, data is passed between a sender and receiver unit by way of voice channel only. Multimedia data is vocalized and then forwarded to a receiver unit by way of the voice channel without the use of a backend server. Once received at the receiver unit, the vocalized data can be converted to an audio signal that can then output by way of an audio output device (such as a speaker, earphone, etc.).03-18-2010
20080248743Location Based Services Quality Assessment - An automatic radio station tuning control system senses when a mobile radio receiver is leaving the coverage area of the transmitter that is transmitting program content, and entering the coverage area of another transmitter that is transmitting the same program content. The program content can be from a radio station, a mobile internet application, or the like. The mobile radio performs re-tuning to the other transmitter in order to continue to receive the program content even though the mobile radio is leaving the coverage area of the first transmitter. The tuning control system can provide uninterrupted coverage to a listener of a radio when the radio receiver is, for example, in a vehicle traversing a mountainous area, or when the radio receiver is moving from one WiFi hot spot to another.10-09-2008
20080248742EXTENSIBLE INFOTAINMENT/TELEMATICS SYSTEM HAVING UPDATABLE USER INTERFACE - An infotainment/telematics system includes a fixed base unit adapted to execute a set of stand-alone infotainment and/or telematics functions and a portable communication device adapted to execute a stand-alone infotainment and/or telematics function. The fixed base unit includes a user interface that is updated when the fixed base unit and the portable communication device are connected for intelligent communication with one another. Additionally, or in the alternative, the portable communication device may include a user interface that is updated when the fixed base unit and portable communication device are connected for intelligent communication with one another.10-09-2008
20090318077Television Audio via Phone - Television audio via phone is described. In embodiment(s), a request for a television program or television channel can be received from a mobile phone, such as via a mobile communications network. A video feed of the television program or channel can be accessed to obtain television audio that corresponds to the television program or channel, and the television audio can then be communicated to the mobile phone to render as a telephone communication.12-24-2009
20090239464BROADCAST RECEIVER AND CHANNEL LIST DISPLAY METHOD - A broadcast receiver includes a broadcast receiving unit that receives a broadcast signal; a general broadcast channel storing unit that stores general broadcast channel information, which is receivable in an area by the receiving unit in advance; a position detecting unit that detects a current position; a matching determination unit that compares the receivable channel received by the receiving unit with the general broadcast channel information of the area corresponding to the current position detected by the detecting unit that is read out from the general broadcast channel storing unit, and then determines whether or not the receivable channel matches the general broadcast channel information; a separation display unit that displays the receivable channel that does not match the general broadcast channel information as a local broadcast channel, and displays the location broadcast channel separately from the receivable channel.09-24-2009
20080268774CONTENT REQUEST, STORAGE AND/OR CONFIGURATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - A content request, storage, and configuration system is provided which associates pieces of content with one or more keywords, and configures the content for the benefit of a user. Users load content into the system or link content elsewhere to the system, and optionally designate a set of actions to be taken. Keywords are assigned to the content and actions by the system based on user input and/or auto-generation by the system. Any of a variety of methods, including but not limited to Short Message Service (SMS) and instant messaging, are used by a user to communicate these keywords to the system, to indicate user interest in the associated content. Receipt by the system of the keywords from the user triggers the system to retrieve the relevant pieces of content, associate said content with the user making the request, and to take the designated actions if appropriate. In addition, users may designate that the system retrieve the relevant pieces of content and associate said content with other users.10-30-2008
20110212682SELF-CONTAINED DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM NODES AS STAND-ALONE PODS OR EMBEDDED IN CONCRETE WALKWAYS AND IN WALLS AT PUBLIC VENUES INCLUDING SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES - A system supports communications of video and data to hand held devices located within a public venue (e.g., sports stadium). At least one pod includes wireless communications electronics and an integrated antennae deployed as a communications node within the public venue and provides data including video through a data network from at least one server to hand held wireless devices located in the public venue. The pod can include a rechargeable power source sustaining self-contained operation of the wireless communication electronics. An optional solar cell can provide electrical power to charge the rechargeable power source. A pod can be embedded in the wall or floor surface of said public venue and can be provided in the form of a core hole plug.09-01-2011
20110159800DATABASE CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM AND BROADCAST RECEIVING SYSTEM - A database construction system constructs a database storing broadcast channels which are receivable in each area. A receiving unit receives probe information from a plurality of broadcast receiving apparatuses, the probe information including reception intensity of each of the broadcast channels and positions of the broadcast receiving apparatuses. An information storage unit stores the probe information received by the receiving unit. An extracting unit extracts the probe information with the same broadcast channel as that of new probe information, which is the probe information newly received by the receiving unit, among the probe information transmitted from a transmission area of the new probe information, from the information storage unit. A determining unit determines whether the new probe information is valid on the basis of the reception intensity included in the probe information extracted by the extracting unit and the reception intensity included in the new probe information. A database update unit updates the database using the new probe information that is determined to be valid by the determining unit.06-30-2011
20080293357WIRELESS HAND-HELD MULTIMEDIA PLAYER AND METHOD THEREOF - A wireless hand-held multimedia player and a method thereof are provided. The wireless hand-held multimedia player includes a wireless network module, a multimedia playing unit, a data process module, and a control unit. The multimedia playing unit is used for playing multimedia data. The data process module is coupled to the wireless network module and the multimedia playing unit for controlling, managing, and processing the data received by the data process module. The control unit is coupled to the wireless network module and the data process module for controlling the data process module to control, to manage, and to process the data received by the data process module according to operation command from a user. Furthermore, the control unit decides whether to start the wireless network module to link a predetermined terminal according to operation command from the user, so as to access data.11-27-2008
20080287059VIDEO/AUDIO SYSTEM AND METHOD ENABLING A USER TO SELECT DIFFERENT VIEWS AND SOUNDS ASSOCIATED WITH AN EVENT - A video/audio system includes an interface device that receives a plurality of audio and video signals from a plurality of sources. The interface device combines these signals into various combinations and transmits the combinations to a receiver. The receiver is configured to interface one of the combinations of signals with a user. In this regard, the receiver allows the user to select one of the combinations, and in response, the receiver separates the video signal(s) of the selected combination from the audio signal(s) of the selected combination. Then, the receiver renders the video signal(s) via a display device and produces a sound defined by the audio signal(s) via a speaker. Accordingly, the user is able to control which set of audio and video signals are interfaced with the user.11-20-2008
20080305738SYSTEM DISPLAYING RECEIVED CONTENT ON A PORTABLE WIRELESS MEDIA DEVICE - A portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system and method for selecting, requesting, downloading, and playing audio and/or video data content files from an Internet-based database server. The wireless link is preferably implemented in accordance with the WiFi protocol, which allows connectivity to the Internet by being in proximity with a local base station or WiFi hotspot (i.e., publicly available local wireless access hub connected to the Internet). The portable wireless communications subscriber audio and/or video player apparatus and system preferably include a security means for monitoring and blocking unauthorized use of the player apparatus and system. The player apparatus further preferably has the capability to communicate with other neighboring player apparatus for the purpose of exchanging content data files, playlists and personal messages.12-11-2008
20080214103CONTROL OF WIRELESS CONNECTION FOR A PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYER - A portable media player that provides for wireless connectivity is disclosed. In some examples, the portable media player contains a button that causes the player to search for, connect with, and disconnect from wireless networks. In some examples, the button provides indicators of the connectivity of the player, such as different colors or modes of illumination. In some examples, the functionality of the button changes depending on the connectivity of the player or characteristics of the playback or navigation of media within the player. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.09-04-2008
20080214104DYNAMICALLY MEDIATING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT AND DEVICES - A mediator having at least a ranking component, a listening component, and a control component, selectively controls a group of devices from a plurality of network devices in a network environment to reproduce multimedia content. The mediator correlates the multimedia content with the plurality of network devices. The listening component collects data about the network environment to enhance a user's experience with the multimedia content. The mediator utilizes the network environment data and the correlation of the multimedia content and the plurality of network devices to automatically select the group devices from the plurality of network devices that maximize a user's viewing or listening pleasure when reproducing the multimedia content on the group of devices.09-04-2008
20080254742SYSTEM FOR MEDIA CONTENT DELIVERY TO A MEDIA DESTINATION DEVICE, A RELATED INPUT RECEPTION DEVICE, A RELATED ASSOCIATION DEVICE AND A RELATED MULTIMEDIA DELIVERY DEVICE - The present invention relates to a system for media content delivery to a media destination device of a plurality of media destinations devices. The media content delivery is based on an input of an input reception device where based on the input the media content is selected. The system for media content delivery further comprises an associating device that is adapted to associate the input reception device with at least one media destination device of a plurality of media destination devices.10-16-2008
20110053491TAGGING OF BROADCAST CONTENT USING A PORTABLE MEDIA DEVICE CONTROLLED BY AN ACCESSORY - Track-identifying information can be collected from a broadcast using a portable media device capable of receiving broadcast content in combination with an accessory capable of communicating user input to the portable media player. In some embodiments, the portable media player can detect the presence of track-identifying metadata (a “tag”) within a received broadcast and can alert the accessory when a tag is available for a currently-playing track. If the accessory instructs the portable media player to store the tag, the portable media player can do so and can alert the accessory when a tag for a track has been stored. In some embodiments, the accessory can also remotely control other broadcast-receiving functions of the portable media device, such as entering or exiting a broadcast-receiving mode of operation.03-03-2011
20110070820SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR POWER-EFFICIENTLY DELIVERING PERSONALIZED CONTENTS IN A BROADCAST NETWORK - Embodiments enable mobile devices to efficiently receive mobile broadcast content corresponding to a user's selections based upon content description metadata transmitted in a content description flow portion of broadcast transmissions. A content description flow may be in the form of broadcast data packets which include information about the nature of content elements to be broadcast. Using the information in the content description flow, a mobile device can determine whether a particular portion of content is of interest, as well as when the content will be broadcast and the content flow address on which it can be received. Enabling mobile devices to screen broadcast content flows by monitoring the content description flow for content of interest can extend their battery life since the content description flow can be quickly downloaded and the receiver de-energized if no content is of interest to the user.03-24-2011
20110263197Vehicle-Based Message Control Using Cellular IP - Architecture for playing back personal text-based messages such as email and voicemail over a vehicle-based media system. The user can use a cell phone that registers over a cellular network to an IMS (IP multimedia subsystem) to obtain an associated IP address. The personal messages are then converted into audio signals using a remote text-to-voice (TTV) converter and transmitted to the phone based on the IP address. The phone then transmits the audio signals to the vehicle media system for playback using an unlicensed wireless technology (e.g., Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, etc.). Other alternative embodiments include transmitting converted message directly to the media system, via a satellite channel, converting the messages via a TTV converter on the cell phone, and streaming the converted messages to the phone and/or the media system for playback.10-27-2011
20110021136System and method for providing recording and playback of digital media content - A system and method for time-shifting a live broadcast, and facilitating the purchase of live or time-shifted broadcast content. The device records broadcast content being listened to by user, which gives the user the option to replay content. The device and method also provides a preview service that allows the user to experience fresh media content on a regular basis, even where a live signal is not available. The broadcast source broadcasts new content on a regular basis to avoid providing users with stale content. The user identifies content using the device and data is stored that corresponds to the identified content. The broadcast source or a third-party content provider uses the corresponding data to provide the identified content to the user. In addition to audio content, the device also provides and facilitates the acquisition of video, graphics, text or any other media content.01-27-2011
20100330900DIGITAL RADIO BROADCAST TRANSMISSION USING A TABLE OF CONTENTS - For each audio and data service, a table of contents (TOC) specifies which logical channel may carry data. The TOC may be transmitted over the NRSC-5 transmission system using a pre-defined protocol, which is received and decoded at an NRSC-5 receiver apparatus that extracts the TOC. When a user or an application requests a specific service from the receiver, the receiver logic may examine the TOC and may identify which LC may carry the requested service data. The receiver may only decode the LCs that are needed for the requested service, and may not decode other unneeded LCs thereby conserving power and memory.12-30-2010
20090068943SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED AUDIO RECORDING AND COLLABORATIVE MIXING - Two or more wireless devices can be independently controlled by their respective users, a mixer component, or a leader wireless device to perform audio recording, convert the recorded audio into a standard or proprietary audio stream format, and transmit the audio stream to a server. The real-time clocks of two or more participating wireless devices can be synchronized. A wireless device can insert timestamps into the audio stream to facilitate the mixing operation. Mixing of the two or more audio streams recorded by wireless devices can be performed by a mixer component either in real time (contemporaneously with the recording) or asynchronously with respect to the recording. The mixing can be performed in a fully automated mode, and/or in an operator-assisted mode.03-12-2009
20120309289TECHNIQUES FOR FACILITATING INTEROPERATION BETWEEN AN ACCESSORY AND MULTIPLE DEVICES - Techniques that facilitate interoperation between an accessory and multiple devices. In one set of embodiments, a device can receive, over a first communication channel of a first type, information from an accessory identifying communication channels of a second type supported by the accessory. The device can further establish a connection with the accessory on a second communication channel of the second type. Upon establishment of the connection, the device can transmit over the first communication channel a notification identifying the connection on the second communication channel. Based on the notification, the accessory can determine that it is connected to the same device on the first and second communication channels and can operate accordingly.12-06-2012
20090197525TRANSMISSION OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT TO A RADIOCOMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method is provided for transmitting a multimedia content from a server to a radiocommunication terminal, wherein the content comprises at least one multimedia, called initial, scene, and a series of instructions for moving the initial scene. The method includes transmitting an initial portion of the content to server to the terminal, recording and reconstructing the initial portion on the terminal, transmitting at least one complementary portion of the content from the server to the terminal in the form of a complement to at least one portion previously received by the terminal in response to the request thereof, recording the complementary position, and reconstructing the multimedia scene updated according to the request from the portions previously received by the terminal.08-06-2009
20090197526IMAGE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - An image communication apparatus which can keep any deterioration in picture quality of an image down to the minimum level and which can perform transmission of an image signal of one frame within a predetermined time even in the case where the communication state becomes poor is provided. An imaging module 08-06-2009
20110143653SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING BROADCAST MULTIMEDIA USING PLURAL WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTIONS - Digital multimedia is broadcast to wireless receivers on a unidirectional wireless broadcast channel, while control data necessary for presentation of the multimedia is provided on a bidirectional, point-to-point wireless link.06-16-2011
20110117833DOCKING APPARATUS FOR PORTABLE DEVICE - A docking apparatus for a portable device includes: a mounting unit on which the portable device is to be mounted; a connection terminal disposed in the mounting unit and configured to connect with a connector of the portable device; a terminal support unit which is rotatable with respect to the mounting unit and supports the connection terminal; and a rotation unit which is coupled to the terminal support unit and rotates the connection terminal within a predetermined rotational angle range.05-19-2011
20120302157PROVIDING LOCATION-BASED TRAFFIC INFORMATION SERVICE - A method, apparatus, and service station for providing a location-based transportation information service. The method for providing a location-based traffic information service includes receiving a traffic message indicating a traffic condition, determining a traffic information service station matching the traffic message in terms of location, and dispatching the traffic message to the matched traffic information service station such that the traffic message is broadcasted within the service range of the matched traffic information service station. Corresponding apparatus and traffic information service station are also disclosed. According to embodiments of the present invention, a location-specific real-time traffic information service can be provided.11-29-2012
20120040605TRANSMISSION CHANNEL SUBSTITUTION - Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for receiving an identifier of a first transmission channel for a first media station, determining whether content of the first media station is available via a second transmission channel for the first media station, and automatically initiating transmission of content of a second media station to a client computing device over a transmission channel for the second media station based on results of the determining.02-16-2012
20090075585Digital receiver system - A system for receiving wireless digital video transmissions over a WLAN comprising a base station (BS) adapted to provide a conditional access back-channel connection to one or more service providers; and a mobile digital video receiver (DVR) adapted to transmit a request for conditional access to the BS.03-19-2009
20120045985CONTENT REPRODUCING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A content reproducing method and a content reproducing apparatus capable of continuously reproducing content by searching for an apparatus having optimal capabilities for reproducing the content, when a plurality of content reproducing apparatuses with similar functions are located within a short range of each other.02-23-2012
20110045762Media Content Preparation And Delivery - Embodiments of the invention relate to methods of and systems for preparing parallel content for delivery to a plurality of consumers in respective parallel channel communications. The parallel channel content can be playable concurrently with primary channel content, which is broadcast to all said consumers, and wherein the parallel channel content can be different for different consumers.02-24-2011
20120208450LOCAL MEDIA DELIVERY DEVICE - A media device is provided that allows for the distribution of media over a local area. A user opts in to receive the media and executes a connection to the media device. Various other features are also disclosed.08-16-2012
20120156983METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTHORIZING COMPUTING DEVICES FOR RECEIPT OF VENUE-BASED DATA BASED ON THE LOCATION OF A USER - Methods and systems for authorizing access by a user of at least one service associated with an event at a venue based on a location of the user as determined by assets of a data communications network (e.g., Internet protocol based networks, computer network, telecommunications network, wireless network, Internet, etc). A location of at least one user can be determined based on communications of at least one computing device utilized by the at least one user with the data communications network supporting data communications of the at least one computing device. The at least one computing device can be authorized to receive the at least one service based on the location as determined by the data communications network and/or a server. The data communications network can further comprise at least one of a server, a gateway, a home location register and a visiting location register.06-21-2012
20090130973Method and System For Cellular Network and Integrated Broadcast Television (TV) Downlink With Intelligent Service Control - A method for communication for communication is disclosed and may include, in a mobile terminal operable to receive a cellular frequency band service and a UHF broadcast frequency band service from a service provider providing the cellular frequency band service and the UHF broadcast frequency band service, requesting delivery of media associated with a specified information content service provided via one or both of the cellular frequency band service and/or the UHF broadcast frequency band service. The requested media may be received via one or both of the cellular frequency band service and/or the UHF broadcast frequency band service. The requested media may be received based on information transmitted from the mobile terminal. A particular quality of service (QoS) may be specified for the requested media, in the information transmitted from the mobile terminal.05-21-2009
20100173579PROXIMITY SYNCHRONIZATION OF AUDIO CONTENT AMONG MULTIPLE PLAYBACK AND STORAGE DEVICES - A wireless communication system and in particular to a wireless communication system for digital audio players that provides for increased functionality, such as communication, interaction and synchronization between a computing platform and various mobile, portable or fixed digital audio players, as well as providing a communication link between the various digital audio players themselves. The computing platform may act, for example, through a wireless network or wireless communication platform, to control the digital audio players; to act as a cache of digital audio data for the digital audio players; as well as provide a gateway to the Internet to enable the digital audio players to access additional digital audio content and other information. The computing platform may also be used to automatically update digital audio content on the digital audio players; synchronize digital audio content and playlists between digital audio players; and automatically continue a particular playlist as the user moves from one digital audio player to another.07-08-2010
20120252353IMAGE COLLECTION ANNOTATION USING A MOBILE COMMUNICATOR - A multi-media image system includes using a processor for forming a multi-media image product, comprising establishing a multi-media collection on a digital storage system; associating an identifier with the image collection, wherein the identifier is adapted to be accessed from a cellular telephone; providing the identifier for distribution to a plurality of individuals; receiving a plurality of multi-media content from two or more of the plurality of individuals, the multi-media content being transmitted from cellular telephones operated by the respective individuals employing the identifier, wherein the multi-media content includes one or more images, audio messages or text messages captured by the cellular telephones; storing the multi-media content in the multi-media collection; and forming a multi-media image product using at least a portion of the multi-media content stored in the multi-media collection.10-04-2012
20120178359MEDIA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A wireless media distribution system for a passenger vehicle including a media server and a plurality of transmitters adapted to wirelessly transmit media signals representative of media delivered from the media server. Each transmitter is adapted to direct a media signal to a selected passenger location or a group of passenger locations.07-12-2012
20100273414DATA TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A ground station multiplexes audio digital data of a plurality of audio broadcasts, GUI data, and download audio data and transmits the multiplexed signal to a receiving side through a satellite. The receiving side displays a GUI screen corresponding to an audio broadcast. When a music information selection command is input on the display screen, an audio broadcast of a music program corresponding to the music information is selected. When a music information download command is input on the display screen, download audio data corresponding to the music information is output. The download audio data is stored to a storage device so as to download audio data corresponding to a desired music title.10-28-2010
20090061765Mobile terminal system and method for monitoring music program using music recognition - A mobile terminal, a system and a method for monitoring a music program using music recognition are provided. The mobile terminal includes: an input module for inputting, by a user, information of a music program to be monitored; a broadcast receiving module for receiving the input music program; a controller for periodically extracting an acoustic gene from the received music program; a wireless module for periodically transmitting the extracted acoustic gene to a music DB server through wireless communication and for receiving music information corresponding to the acoustic gene from the music DB server; and a display unit for displaying the received music information. Accordingly, a user can recognize information on a music list of a broadcast program and purchase desired music.03-05-2009
20090061764System and method for providing a radio-like experience - A system and method for providing a radio-like experience may comprise providing a personal media library (PML)-based playlist, including receiving media elements from a listener's PML, creating a playlist of the media elements using professional broadcast scheduling software and providing the playlist to the listener. A system and method of providing a radio-like experience may also comprise creating a playlist of media elements according to the user preferences for a media genre and for perishable content and providing the playlist to the listener.03-05-2009
20120258658WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, SETTING INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, SETTING INFORMATION OBTAINING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A wireless communication system includes an access point, a master communication apparatus, and a slave communication apparatus, and the master communication apparatus and the slave communication apparatus perform wireless communication through the access point. The master communication apparatus stores setting information necessary for accessing the access point; performs wireless communication through the access point using the stored setting information; and performs near field communication with the slave communication apparatus to transmit the stored setting information to the slave communication apparatus in response to a setting information request received from the slave communication apparatus via near field communication. The slave communication apparatus performs near field communication with the master communication apparatus to transmit the setting information request to the master communication apparatus; receives the setting information from the master communication apparatus via near field communication; stores the setting information; and performs wireless communication through the access point using the setting information.10-11-2012
20110124283BROADCAST RECEIVER METADATA AUGMENTATION WITH MOBILE TRANSCEIVER - A mobile transceiver device can communicate with a separate broadcast radio receiver, to receive metadata concerning a main program being received by the broadcast radio receiver. The mobile transceiver device uses the metadata to formulate a request or search query, send the request or search query over a WLAN or cellular data network transceiver, to one or more sources of additional information, which respond with additional information. The additional information can comprise more detailed metadata about the main program as well as content and programming that facilitate a commerce transaction. For example, more detailed metadata can include song lyrics and album art when the main program is a song, while if the main program is an advertisement, the additional information can comprise information for furthering completion of a transaction.05-26-2011
20120231726APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING A PURCHASE USING INFORMATION PROVIDED ON A MEDIA PLAYING DEVICE - Disclosed are apparatus and method for facilitating a purchase in conjunction with media content information. The apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive a transmission of media content, information regarding the content, and information for facilitating a purchase of at least one of a copy of the content, a good, and/or a service. The content may include broadcast media content and entertainment media content. The apparatus also includes a processor configured to process the information regarding the content and the information for facilitating a purchase of the copy of the content, the good, and/or the service. The apparatus also includes a display device for displaying information.09-13-2012
20120231725INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND TRANSMISSION MEDIUM - When a user gets interested in some music he/she listens to somewhere, for example, in a coffee shop, the user records that music in a memory provided in a portable terminal. A processor reads the information recorded in the memory and performs a predetermined process on it. The resultant information is stored on a storage device. The information stored on the storage device is then transferred to a remote server via a communication device. The remote server searches the database for the title of the music corresponding to the received information and the singer's name, and returns the results to the terminal. Thus, the user can easily get information about the title of the music and the singer's name.09-13-2012
20100240299Content data acquisition system - A content data acquisition system is disclosed. The content data acquisition system includes a broadcasting center for providing content data divided into partial data by distributing the partial data in one-way communication; and multiple data acquisition apparatuses each mounted to a vehicle and each capable of individually acquiring the partial data from the broadcasting center. One data acquisition apparatus mounted to one vehicle determines whether an amount of the already acquired partial data is enough to reconstruct the content data. When the amount of the already acquired partial data is determined to be not enough to reconstruct the content data, the one data acquisition apparatus acquires a remaining part of the partial data from another data acquisition apparatus mounted to another vehicle in inter-vehicle communication.09-23-2010
20100240300METHOD OF MULTICASTING - A method for multicasting data includes obtaining a set of minimum utility preferences and a utility preference for each user in a multicast group, computing a corresponding probability distπbution of different multicasting data the users are requesting, running a lottery of operating points of the set according to the corresponding probability distπbution, and multicasting the operating point determined from the lottery. For scalable layered data the method includes determining initial utility and payoff parameter for each user for a lowest data layer accommodating all group users, running a lottery for the layer using an initialized probability vector to assign the lowest layer, multicasting the lowest layer, determining new initial utility and corresponding payoff parameter for each remaining group user for a plurality of layers of data, running another lottery according to a determined mixed set probability vector to select a particular layer, and multicasting the particular layer.09-23-2010
20120231727DISASTER INFORMATION PROVISION SYSTEM AND DISASTER INFORMATION PROVISION METHOD - An association unit associates earthquake disaster information that a governmental agency, a municipality, or the like publishes with base station data including position information of base stations. A base station priority calculation unit, based on an association result by the association unit and the estimated number of users that are present in coverage of each of the base stations, assigns priority for recovery measures at the time of an earthquake disaster to the base stations, and causes a display unit to display the priority of the base stations thus calculated. Thus, it becomes possible to easily assign the priority of the base stations based on the earthquake disaster information that a governmental agency, a municipality, or the like publishes.09-13-2012
20080299895Systems and Methods for Providing Information to Exhibition Visitors - In one embodiment, a system and a method for providing information to exhibition visitors pertain to a visitor of an exhibition transmitting with a mobile device a code associated with the exhibition, a server computer receiving the code from the mobile device and identifying a link to downloadable content associated with the code, the server computer sending the link to the mobile device, the visitor selecting the link on the mobile device, and the mobile device downloading content relevant to the exhibition and displaying it to the user.12-04-2008
20080299894Mobile communication device - A mobile communication device configured to communicate by radio with a base station connected to a network is provided. The mobile communication device has a broadcast receiver configured to receive broadcasting, a monitor configured to monitor condition of receiving broadcasting and a controller connected to the broadcast receiver and the monitor. The controller is configured to perform a first process in the foreground, and configured to selectively perform a second process in the background in parallel with the first process. The second process includes a process of receiving broadcasting. The controller is configured to end the process of receiving broadcasting if the broadcast receiver receives broadcasting as the second process controlled by the controller and the monitor detects degradation of the condition of receiving broadcasting.12-04-2008
20110003544SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF RECEIVING INTERNET RADIO BROADCAST VIA SATELLITE RADIO - A system for and method of receiving internet radio broadcast via satellite radio is presented. The system and method allow internet radio to be delivered to consumers on a mobile electronic device. Internet radio can be individually customized to deliver certain types of content and can also deliver on-demand content. The system and method therefore provides for the delivery of customizable on-demand content to a consumer's mobile device with the stable and wide-ranging connectivity of satellite radio.01-06-2011
20120264367COMMAND INTERFACE FOR OUTDOOR BROADBAND UNIT - An outdoor broadband unit implements a library of commands to communicate between a wide area network (WAN)-side Long-Term Evolution (LTE) module and a local area network (LAN)-side broadband home router within the outdoor broadband unit. The commands are used for control plane operations to facilitate LTE network sessions for individual devices within a customer premises LAN. In some cases, the commands are also used for communicating with a remote device manager.10-18-2012
20110230134TRANSMITTING SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DATA TO WIRELESS HAND HELD DEVICES OVER A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method and system for wirelessly providing venue-based data to one or more hand held devices. Venue-based data can be acquired from one or more venues. The venue-based data can be authenticated and wirelessly transmitted to one or more hand held devices through one or more wireless telecommunications networks, in response to authenticating the venue-based data and/or the hand held device(s) and/or a user of the hand held device(s), in order to permit the venue-based data to be accessible via one or more hand held devices at locations remote from the venue(s).09-22-2011
20110237181CONTROLLING OF WIRELESS CONNECTION OF A PORTABLE DEVICE INCLUDING AN ILLUMINATION COMPONENT OR SWITCH - A portable media player that provides for wireless connectivity is disclosed. In some examples, the portable media player contains a button that causes the player to search for, connect with, and disconnect from wireless networks. In some examples, the button provides indicators of the connectivity of the player, such as different colors or modes of illumination. In some examples, the functionality of the button changes depending on the connectivity of the player or characteristics of the playback or navigation of media within the player. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.09-29-2011
20120094591TRANSMITTING SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DATA TO WIRELESS HAND HELD DEVICES OVER A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A system, method and/or one or more servers, include a memory (or memories) capable of storing venue-based data comprising video captured from more than one camera located in one or more venues, and one or more processors capable of authenticating one or more remote hand held devices to provide one or more users of the remote hand held device(s) access to the venue-based data. One or more ports is capable of transmitting the venue-based data from the server(s) so that the venue-based data may be received by one or more remote hand held device authorized to receive the venue-based data through one or more wireless data communications networks, in order to permit the venue-based data to be accessible via the remote hand held device(s) by the user(s) of the remote hand held device(s) at locations within or remote from the venue(s).04-19-2012
20100203824Wireless output device for wireless data rendering - An information apparatus with access to content is managed by establishing a communication channel between the information apparatus and an output device and receiving over the communication channel an output device profile associated with the output device. The information apparatus obtains one or more image attributes associated with the output device and conforms at least part of the content into one or more output images with the image attributes. The information apparatus generates an output data that includes the output images and is associated with the output device, and delivers the output data to the output device for rendering.08-12-2010
20100203823Method and Device for Continuation of Multimedia Playback - The present invention provides a method for continuation of multimedia playback, comprising receiving a radio broadcast comprising audio and/or video content at a first mobile electronic device, playing back said content, accessing a data connection, searching for a source of said content provided via said data connection, and stopping playback of said content from said radio broadcast and starting playback of said content from said source if at least one source is found. The switching to another content source can also be performed in the opposite direction. The invention also provides devices for performing the multimedia playback continuation method.08-12-2010
20100178864SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PEER-TO-PEER TRANSFER OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT AND RECONCILIATION THEREOF - A system and method to enable a transfer of multimedia content between mobile telecommunication devices while maintaining the multimedia traffic within a wireless local network. Multimedia content may be sent from one of the mobile telecommunication devices and delivered to another one or more of the mobile telecommunication devices. The multimedia transfer is facilitated and monitored by a secure agent located within the local network. The secure agent maintains a record of the multimedia content sessions and transmits such information to a billing component. The billing component utilizes the record of content transfer to assess a fee or other charge on the sending device, the receiving device(s), or both sending and receiving devices. In some embodiments, such a charge may include a credit or other reward that is provided to sending devices or receiving devices for implementing a local transfer of multimedia content.07-15-2010
20100130123METHOD IN CONNECTION WITH A WRIST DIVING COMPUTER AND A WRIST DIVING COMPUTER SYSTEM - The invention relates to a method and system in connection with a wristop diving computer (05-27-2010
20130023203TRANSPUTER - A system for distributing signals from at least one land-based service provider and at least one satellite-based service provider to multiple auxiliary devices comprising: a wireless dish antenna for connection to a satellite or cell tower; a wireless access point coupled to the wireless dish antenna and a transputer coupled to the wireless access point. The transputer includes a circuit board, at least one processor, an operating system for interfacing with the processor, memory and physical resources, at least one transmitter for transmitting to auxiliary devices, at least one receiver for receiving from auxiliary devices, a repeater, a plurality of data ports, at least one hard drive, and memory all coupled to the processor, and network cards coupled to the data ports, including at least one network card coupled to the wireless access point to allow interaction with satellite, cell towers and/or land-based Internet.01-24-2013
20080242224Method and Apparatus For Delivery of High Rate Data as Part of a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Service - A communication system (10-02-2008
20090163137Systems and methods for communicating and rendering electronic program guide information via digital radio broadcast transmission - Methods and systems for preparing data for broadcast via digital radio broadcast transmission is disclosed comprising the steps of receiving a plurality of content files corresponding to programming information for program content to be broadcast; receiving an index file having a pointer for each of the plurality of content files, wherein the index file is associated with a first logical address; storing the index file and the plurality of content files; scheduling a broadcast rotation of the index file and the plurality of content files (wherein the index file is scheduled for repeated transmission intermittently relative to selected ones of the content files); and transmitting the index file and the plurality of content files to an importer in accordance with the broadcast rotation.06-25-2009
20080233863Method and Apparatus for Determining the Efficiency of Radio Publicity and/or Broadcasted Programs - Method and apparatus for determining the efficiency of publicity and/or broadcasted programs, according to which, when a TV converter or FM radio is operated, the frequency of the broadcast channel received at the moment is determined either directly from the TV converter or FM radio display or by extracting the LO frequency of the TV converter or FM radio. The frequency is transformed to a digital word and when the information as to the amount of watching and listening of a given publicity and/or broadcasted program or publicities is desired, a request for the information is sent and when received, the memorized digital words corresponding to the frequency of the broadcast channel received at the moment is transmitted09-25-2008
20080227385Propagation of Messages - Authenticated propagation of adverts to multiple mobile recipient devices, each having both wireless and mobile telephony capability, employs message generation platforms each having a content creation engine, a metadata inserter and a signature generator, for the wireless broadcast of the generated messages. A client application on each recipient device controls viewing of the message, with authentication being provided through mobile telephony communication with a trusted authority which is in turn in secure communication with the message generation platform to hold signature information. According to an incentive policy, a device may wirelessly re-broadcast any message.09-18-2008
20080227384WIRELESS PC TO AUDIO VISUAL LINK ASSEMBLY FOR A MOTION VIDEO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A wireless PC-to-TV Audio/Visual (A/V) link assembly for a video content distribution system is provided. The link assembly includes a symbiotic adapter, a wireless receiver, and a remote control. The symbiot has a control circuit including a data storage media, a remote control interface, a wireless A/V transmitter for transmitting video content, a PC-interface adapted to communicate with a connectivity enabled host-PC and, through the host-PC connected to a distributed network, with the video content distribution system. The storage media is encoded with an instruction set including a logical routine which upon establishment of communication between the host-PC and the symbiot determines whether dedicated content and access management software is installed on the PC and if not, the logical routine initiates an install application adapted to install the dedicated content and access management software on the host-PC. The wireless receiver is adapted to connect in functional communication with a video display and/or sound system and receive video transmitted by the wireless A/V transmitter of the symbiot and pass the video content on to the display device. The remote control has a user interface, is in functional communication with the wireless receiver and pass command signals on to the symbiot and is adapted to enable a user to remotely control operation of the symbiot, the wireless receiver and the content and access management software.09-18-2008
20130171926AUDIO WATERMARK DETECTION FOR DELIVERING CONTEXTUAL CONTENT TO A USER - A system and method for delivering content to at least one mobile communication device is disclosed. The system comprises software for detecting an audio watermark in a watermarked audio signal that has been broadcast by at least one local audio transmitter and if necessary triggering an event on the mobile communication device.07-04-2013
20130178149MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE USING WIRED HEADSET AS AN ANTENNA AND RELATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device may include a housing, and circuitry carried by the housing. The circuitry may include a wireless transceiver, a wireless broadcast receiver, audio circuitry coupled to the wireless transceiver and the wireless broadcast receiver, a wired headset jack, and a reference voltage device line, and at least one wired headset device line coupled between the audio circuitry and the wired headset jack. The reference voltage device line may be also coupled to the wireless broadcast receiver so that a corresponding reference voltage headset line of a wired headset serves as an antenna for the wireless broadcast receiver. The reference voltage line may be switchable to one or more connectors at the headset jack.07-11-2013
20130102242CONTENT SELECTION BASED ON SIMULCAST DATA - A computer system receives information snippets from a mobile device. The information snippets are extracted from a simulcast of a data stream of a radio broadcast received on the mobile device. The system identifies content metadata from the information snippets. The content metadata describes one or more features of the radio broadcast. The system selects a radio station from a radio station repository based on attributes of the radio station. One of the selection criteria is that the attributes of the radio station match at least a portion of the content metadata. The system presents a reference to the radio station to the mobile device as a recommendation.04-25-2013
20130102241TARGETED CONTENT INSERTION FOR DEVICES RECEIVING RADIO BROADCAST CONTENT - Radio broadcasting equipment is provided that enables targeted radio broadcast advertisement delivery in a radio broadcast area wherein localized auxiliary content may be transmitted to a user device prior to or during transmission of broadcasted audio streams and output to the user via the user device at a prescribed point in time that is triggered based on an inaudible tone included in the broadcasted audio stream. Selection of the auxiliary content may be based on location information determined by the user device and/or preference information input by the user.04-25-2013
20130130617WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD - A wireless communication apparatus includes a processor that performs processes of: monitoring communication quality of a first wireless communication unit and a second wireless communication unit; deciding whether monitored communication quality satisfies a criterion determined in advance; deciding whether an other wireless communication apparatus is capable of transmitting the content in a predetermined communication scheme; when it is decided that the communication quality of the first wireless communication unit performing streaming communication of the content does not satisfy the criterion and that the communication quality of the second wireless communication unit satisfies the criterion and that the other wireless communication unit is capable of transmitting the contents in the communication scheme of the second wireless communication apparatus, switching the wireless communication unit to perform streaming communication of a content played back by a streaming playback unit from the first wireless communication unit to the second wireless communication unit.05-23-2013
20130143482Media Delivery System and a Portable Communications Module for Audio and Remote Control of Interactive Toys or Devices - A portable communications module (06-06-2013
20080207115SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLAYING AUDIO FILE ACCORDING TO RECEIVED LOCATION INFORMATION - A system and method for playing an audio file, and for providing a user with information on the other party's location by playing an audio file are disclosed. The system is provided with a first audio player and a second audio player, and each audio player is provided with a transceiver unit to receive a message regarding sharing of an audio file and location information transmitted from the other audio player; a location-sensing unit to sense relative location of the two audio players, i.e., the first audio player and the second audio player, based on received location information; a wireless communication unit to receive the audio file transmitted from the other audio player; and a play-management unit for playing the audio file if the sensed relative location is within a short distance.08-28-2008
20110212683SELF-CONTAINED, SYNCHRONIZED DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM NODES AS STAND-ALONE PODS OR EMBEDDED IN CONCRETE WALKWAYS AND IN WALLS AT PUBLIC VENUES INCLUDING SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES - A system supports communications of video and data to hand held devices located within a public venue (e.g., sports stadium). A pod includes at least one of a synchronized server and wireless communications electronics. The pod includes an antennae integrated therein. The pod can be deployed as a communications node within the public venue and provides data including video through a data network from at least one server to hand held wireless devices located in the public venue. The pod can include a rechargeable power source sustaining self-contained operation of the wireless communication electronics. An optional solar cell can provide electrical power to charge the rechargeable power source. A pod can be embedded in the wall or floor surface of said public venue and can be provided in the form of a core hole plug.09-01-2011
20080200115Communication terminal device, communication method and electronic mail server - A communication terminal device includes a connection establishing unit which establishes a connection by a call control protocol with a destination device designated by an IP telephone number, a communication protocol requesting unit which request a presentation of a plurality of communication protocols which can be supported by the destination device over the connection, a communication protocol selecting unit which selects one communication protocol which the communication terminal device itself can support from the communication protocols presented from the destination device as a response to the request by the communication protocol requesting unit, and a communication unit which communicates with the destination device over the connection by the communication protocol selected by the communication protocol selecting unit.08-21-2008
20110230133TRANSMITTING SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DATA TO WIRELESS HAND HELD DEVICES OVER A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method and system for wirelessly providing venue-based data to one or more hand held devices. Venue-based data can be acquired from one or more venues. The venue-based data can be authenticated and wirelessly transmitted to one or more hand held devices through one or more wireless telecommunications networks, in response to authenticating the venue-based data and/or the hand held device(s) and/or a user of the hand held device(s), in order to permit the venue-based data to be accessible via one or more hand held devices at locations remote from the venue(s).09-22-2011
20110275312AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF BROADCAST PROGRAMMING - According to one aspect, embodiments of the invention provide a method for the detection of broadcast programming, the method comprising acts of receiving audio signals from a user over a communication network, receiving audio signals from a plurality of broadcast channels over the communication network, comparing, by a processor, the audio signals from the user with the audio signals from the plurality of broadcast channels, determining by the processor, in response to the act of comparing, that the audio signals from the user match the audio signals from at least one of the plurality of broadcast channels, identifying by the processor, in response to the act of determining, the at least one of the plurality of broadcast channels, and transmitting by the processor, in response to the act of identifying, information related to the at least one of the plurality of broadcast channels to the user.11-10-2011
20130137362Managing Under-Filled Spot Blocks - Changes to spot blocks to be broadcast via terrestrial stations can cause paid spots to be removed from corresponding spot blocks on a streaming station. If the streaming station has other spot blocks that are under-filled, the bumped spots can be automatically placed in under-filled spot blocks, allowing the bumped to be placed in an under-filled spot block faster than if human intervention was required. A media traffic system can keep track of the bumped spots, and in response to a request by a media automation system, provide a list of potential spots available for inclusion in the under-filled spot blocks. The automation system selects desired spots for placement in under-filled spot blocks, and notifies the traffic system about which potential spots have been placed. The traffic system removes the spots from its list of available spots to prevent selected spots from being included in future responses.05-30-2013
20100317283METHOD FOR MANAGING MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE TRANSMISSION AND RELATED COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method of managing multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) transmission for a network in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of reserving a plurality of MBMS subframes of a first radio frame for a MBMS service; configuring a first subframe set of the reserved MBMS subframes of the first radio frame for transmissions of MBMS data; and configuring a second subframe set of the reserved MBMS subframes of the first radio frame for transmissions of non-MBMS data.12-16-2010
20120003923FLOATING AND FIXED TIME MERCHANDISING AND ACCESS CONTROL - A mobile broadcast system configured to provide time-based merchandising and access control includes: a distribution module configured to transmit system information to a user device, wherein the system information includes time-based subscription information for one or more service packages, to receive a subscription request indicating a selected service package, to determine if the user device is authorized to receive the selected service package; and to transmit a subscription response to the user device.01-05-2012
20120028569DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OUTPUTTING DATA OF A WIRELESS TERMINAL TO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE - A apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a display unit, a Radio Frequency (RF) unit to establish communication with a media device, and a control unit to control wireless transmission of multimedia data to the media device for display on an external device connected to the media device, whereby the multimedia data is reproduced on the external device in real time.02-02-2012
20120028568DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OUTPUTTING DATA OF A WIRELESS TERMINAL TO AN EXTERNAL DEVICE - A method for a wireless terminal is provided. The method includes establishing communication with a media device, and wirelessly transmitting multimedia data to the media device for display on an external device connected to the media device, whereby the multimedia data is reproduced on the external device in real time.02-02-2012
20130203339System And Method For Automatically Inserting Advertising And Other Content Into Playback Of A Broadcast Signal - A system is disclosed for inserting selected content into a signal being broadcast by a broadcast station, and being received by a vehicle radio system. A vehicle radio system may be incorporated which has a processing system. A personal electronic device (PED) able to be carried by a user is also used. The PED may supply selected content to the processing system. The processing system may detect a first signal in the received broadcast signal that indicates a commercial break period of predetermined duration is to begin, and a second signal in the received broadcast signal that indicates that the commercial break period is to end. The processing system may obtain the selected content from the PED and insert the obtained, selected content into the broadcast signal for seamless playback through the vehicle radio system during the commercial break period.08-08-2013
20130203340VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A vehicular communication apparatus includes: a first acquisition portion acquiring a first content delivered by a radio wave from a broadcast station; a second acquisition portion acquiring a second content delivered by a communication line network; a reproduction portion reproducing the first and second contents; a determination portion determining whether a radio wave reception condition is poor; and a controller changing a content to be reproduced by the reproduction portion from the first content to the second content when the determination portion detects poor radio wave reception condition under a condition that the reproduction portion reproduces the first content, the second content being a same or a similar type of the first content.08-08-2013
20120094592THEMED ORNAMENTS WITH WIFI & WIMAX STREAMING STATIONS - An apparatus for playing signals received from the internet or other information highway on one or more speakers are described. The apparatus has a receiver for receiving information from a preselected address; a processor for interpreting the signals; a user interface for choosing between a connection to a personal computer and the preselected address; and at least one sound emitting device for playing the processed signal. The apparatus has an ornamental design on the outside which is related to the topic of the signals received from the address.04-19-2012

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