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709 - Electrical computers and digital processing systems: multicomputer data transferring

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20130031218SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING IMAGES USING AN UPLOAD MENU - There is disclosed a system and method for uploading an image file to an image repository from a mobile handheld communications device having an integrated camera. In an embodiment, the method comprises: upon determining capture of an image using the integrated camera, automatically initiating an image upload module; configuring the image upload module to display an image upload user interface having user selectable image upload settings; and upon receiving user instructions, uploading the image file to the image repository with the selected image upload settings. The upload settings may be preselected and the device may be preauthorized to access an account on the image repository.01-31-2013
20130031217SYNCHRONOUS MEDIA RENDERING OF DEMUXED MEDIA COMPONENTS ACROSS MULTIPLE DEVICES - Some media applications use media containers, media files or media streams that contain multiple media components in it and require that each component of media be sent to different destinations tailored for rendering a particular type of media component. Furthermore there may be multiple destinations for a particular media component type. For example an application might use a media file with one video and one stereo audio stream and want to send this to two video rendering devices and four stereo audio devices. This invention describes a system for rendering these media components synchronously on multiple devices by demultiplexing the media into media sub components at one destination, sending the components to all destinations and synchronizing the rendering at each device.01-31-2013
20110185043SYSTEM FOR DOWNLOADING AND EXECUTING A VIRTUAL APPLICATION - A virtual process manager for use with a client application. Both the process manager and the client application are installed on a client computing device. In response to a user command to execute a virtual application at least partially implemented by a virtualized application file stored on a remote computing device, the client application sends a high priority command to the process manager to execute the virtual application. Before receiving the user command, the client application sends a low priority command to the process manager to download at least a portion of the virtualized application file. In response to the high priority command, and without additional user input, the process manager downloads any portion of the file not downloaded in response to the low priority command, and executes the virtual application on the client computing device. The client application may comprise a conventional web browser or operating system shell process.07-28-2011
20130031222METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PAUSING VIDEO STREAMING CONTENT - It is presented a method, performed in an application server, the application server being part of a video streaming system further comprising a streaming server and a mobile streaming client. The method comprises the steps of: obtaining a pause timestamp representing a time where the mobile streaming client has paused video streaming content; determining a reference to a high quality image corresponding to an image of the video streaming content at the pause timestamp, wherein the high quality image is of a higher quality than the image of the video streaming content and the high quality image is stored separately from the video streaming content; and sending a high quality image message to the mobile streaming client comprising the reference to the high quality image. Corresponding client method, application server, mobile streaming client and computer program and computer program products are also presented.01-31-2013
20130031221DISTRIBUTED DATA STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A distributed data storage system and method are disclosed. The distributed data storage system includes: an interface machine process module; at least one service process module; and at least one storage module. The interface machine process module is configured to receive a storage request containing data to be stored from a storage requester and distribute the storage request to one of the at least one service process module; the service process module is configured to receive the storage request from the interface machine process module and assign a storage identifier for the date contained in the storage request; the at least one storage module is configured to store the data according to the storage identifier assigned by the service process module. The distributed data storage system and method of the present invention can provide stable, simple, highly efficient, and low cost mass data storage and read/write services for users.01-31-2013
20130031220System and Method for Recording and Sharing Music - A method includes the steps of allowing a first user to play a selected song on an electronic device at a first location, the selected song being transmitted across an electronic network from a server at a second location; allowing the first user to record a user-generated stem track using the electronic device at the first location while playing the selected song; transmitting the user-generated stem track across the electronic network to the second location; and storing the user-generated stem track on the server at the second location. An electronic system that allows the first user to perform the method is also disclosed.01-31-2013
20130031216SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATION OF CUSTOMIZED MEDIA PLAYLISTS - The present application is directed to methods and systems for providing social interaction within a customized media streaming service. In one aspect, the present application is directed to methods and systems for automated playlist generation based on social metadata. These systems allow for an internet media delivery service to learn about a listener's preferences, and changes in those preferences over time, without the listener being required to tell the service directly, but rather through social networking profiles and relationships to one or more similar or related users. This allows the service to immediately, without any input from the listener, play programming that is likely to be enjoyed by the listener. It also allows the service to learn about changes in a listener's preferences over time without requiring the user to actively express the preferences.01-31-2013
20130031215AIRCRAFT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM - A content distribution system comprises a server, a plurality of clients and means for distributing a plurality of items of content to the plurality of clients, wherein each client is configured to transmit at least one message to the server representative of portions of the items of content that are present or not present at that client, and the distribution means is configured to determine from the messages portions of the items of content that are missing from at least one client, and to distribute the missing portions of content to the clients according to a multicast protocol.01-31-2013
20110208836Document Sharing Using a Third-Party Document Delivery Service - A virtual printer which includes a document transfer function can be activated within an application program using the standard operating system print mechanism. When the user selects the virtual printer, the software performs the steps of converting the document to a standard display file, requesting a document delivery from a database server, receiving a unique identifier and a name of a file server, uploading the standard display file corresponding to the document, to the named file server, using the unique identifier as the storage identifier, and displaying, in an outbox, an indication that the document was sent. At a remote site, a Document Delivery Service is configured to perform the steps of accepting document delivery requests, initiating such requests, responding with file transfer instructions (including a unique identifier), receiving the uploaded file, storing the file, accepting polling inquiries received from potential document recipients, responding with a list of available documents addressed to each potential recipient, and enabling the recipient computer to download the standard display file. To ensure confidentiality and avoid tampering or forgery, all communication and data transfers between the client computers and the managed file transfer service carried out over secure network connections.08-25-2011
20110191447CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A system for storing content available for streaming includes a storage tier with a plurality of storage clusters, each of the storage clusters having at least one server, the storage clusters collectively storing multiple media content files; a streaming tier coupled to the storage tier, the streaming tier having multiple streaming servers, the streaming tier being configured to stream data over a network faster than the storage tier is able to stream the data over the network; and a computer-implemented synchronization module configured to analyze traffic statistics associated with a media content file stored on the storage tier and selectively replicate the media content file on the streaming tier based on the traffic statistics.08-04-2011
20110191444FILE SHARING USING CUSTOMIZED IMAGES - There is described a method, mobile device, and network for sharing files. The method comprises receiving a destination image on the mobile device, the destination image being a recognizable pattern having destination information associated thereto; retrieving the destination information; matching a file with the destination image; and transferring the file to the destination using the destination information.08-04-2011
20130046861VARIANT STREAMS FOR REAL-TIME OR NEAR REAL-TIME STREAMING TO PROVIDE FAILOVER PROTECTION - Methods and apparatuses provide real-time or near real-time streaming of content using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method includes providing multiple redundant locations that provide media content to client devices using alternative streams. To implement failover protection, a first server device or first content distribution service creates a stream, or multiple alternate bandwidth streams and generates playlist file(s). A second server device or second content distribution service creates a parallel stream, or set of streams. A client attempts to download the playlist file(s) from a first uniform resource locator (URL) using a first stream associated with the first server device or the first content distribution service. If a client is unable to download the playlist file(s) from the first URL, the client attempts to switch to an alternate stream associated with another URL.02-21-2013
20130046860INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - A timeout time used when acquiring data is decided based on data to be acquired from a server.02-21-2013
20130046859STREAM PROCESSING USING A CLIENT-SERVER ARCHITECTURE - A system for responding to requests using stream processing can include a processor configured to initiate executable operations including include receiving a server request from a server, wherein the server is configured to generate the server request responsive to a client request, generating a request identifier associated with the server request, and, responsive to the server request, sending a stream processing request derived from the server request to a first stream processing node. The stream processing request can include the request identifier. Responsive to receiving a create response message including a stream processing result and the request identifier from a second stream processing node, the stream processing result can be correlated with the server request. A write response message specifying the stream processing result can be sent to the server.02-21-2013
20130046858SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIERARCHICAL STREAM PROCESSING - A method, computer program product, and system for de-centralized stream processing is provided. The method may include providing a plurality of processing nodes each of said processing nodes configured to transmit and receive a stream of data. The method may also include providing a genome including a hierarchical set of tasks that represent a hierarchical functional decomposition of one or more problem scenarios. The method may further include identifying, at each of the processing nodes, one or more tasks for a first genome level. The method may additionally include differentiating, at one or more of the plurality of processing nodes, into one or more tasks, based upon, at least in part, the first genome level. The method may further include grouping a plurality of the processing nodes together to achieve a power level. The method may also include activating a second genome level once the power level has been reached. The method may further include repeating until one or more of the nodes differentiates into a further genome level.02-21-2013
20130046857VIDEO STREAMING USING ADAPTIVE TCP WINDOW SIZE - Methods and apparatuses for streaming a video stored on a server to a display device over a network are provided. The TCP receive window size is adjusted to achieve a more uniform transmission of video segments of the video over the network to reduce the bustiness of network traffic.02-21-2013
20090193101MULTIMEDIA DATA TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND MULTIMEDIA DATA MANAGEMENT METHOD - To provide, in a multi-user environment, a multimedia data transmitting apparatus which prevents a content for which playing is paused by a user from being deleted by another user, and allows playing to be resumed. The multimedia data transmitting apparatus includes: a content managing unit which holds a content and an attribute thereof; and a judging unit which judges, when deletion of the content is requested, whether or not deletion is possible for the content, based on the attribute. The judging unit judges that deletion is possible when the attribute does not indicate either “currently played” or “playing paused”, and to judge that the deletion is not possible when the attribute indicates “currently played” or “playing paused”, and the content managing unit deletes the content when said judging unit judges that deletion is possible.07-30-2009
20090193100PRESENTING A LINK TO A MEDIA FILE AUTOMATICALLY SELECTED FOR OPTIMIZED RENDERING ON A CLIENT DEVICE - A system, computer program product and method for automatically presenting a link to a media file is described for a server. The method on a server begins with receiving over a network (07-30-2009
20100011091Network Storage - Systems, methods, and apparatus including computer program products to receive a data transfer request that includes a specification of an access operation to be executed in association with one or more network-based storage resource elements, the specification including respective persistent fully-resolvable identifiers for the one or more network-based storage resource elements, and process the access operation in accordance with its specification to effect a data transfer between nodes on a data network.01-14-2010
20110196944SERVICE PROVIDING SYSTEM - A service providing system includes a user terminal connected to an electric communication network; a first service provider terminal connected to the electric communication network for providing a first service; and a second service provider terminal connected to the electric communication network for providing a second service. The first service provider terminal generates database containing an identification symbol and personal information for accessing and logging in the first service provider terminal. The first service provider terminal sends the identification symbol to the second service provider terminal when the user terminal accesses to the second service provider terminal while the user terminal logs in the first service provider terminal, so that the second service provider can provide the second service to the user when the second service provider requires the personal information.08-11-2011
20110196943Optimal route selection in a content delivery network - A routing mechanism, service or system operable in a distributed networking environment. One preferred environment is a content delivery network (CDN) wherein the present invention provides improved connectivity back to an origin server, especially for HTTP traffic. In a CDN, edge servers are typically organized into regions, with each region comprising a set of content servers that preferably operate in a peer-to-peer manner and share data across a common backbone such as a local area network (LAN). The inventive routing technique enables an edge server operating within a given CDN region to retrieve content (cacheable, non-cacheable and the like) from an origin server more efficiently by selectively routing through the CDN's own nodes, thereby avoiding network congestion and hot spots. The invention enables an edge server to fetch content from an origin server through an intermediate CDN server or, more generally, enables an edge server within a given first region to fetch content from the origin server through an intermediate CDN region.08-11-2011
20130031219Device And Method For Downloading Movie File - A device and method for downloading a movie file. The device includes a file parsing module, a file segmenting module, a network downloading module and a preview playing module. The file segmenting module segments a movie file according to position information of key frames parsed by the file parsing module. The network downloading module downloads file data according to file segmenting information, and the preview playing module implements a rapidly preview of movie content using downloaded file data.01-31-2013
20130031214METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT DOWNLOAD OF DATA PACKAGE - Methods for efficient download of a data package and a client device and server that may implement such methods are disclosed. The client device sends an inventory identifying existing stored content packages to the download server. The download server identifies portions of the requested data package already corresponding to content elements already stored on the client device, and sends information to the client device indicating which portions of the requested data package are already stored on the client device. The client device gathers the already-stored portions of the requested data package and requests a remaining portion of the requested data package from the download server. The download server receives the request for the remaining portion of the requested data package and sends the remaining portion to the client device.01-31-2013
20130031213OBTAINING AND ASSESSING OBJECTIVE DATA RELATING TO NETWORK RESOURCES - The subject matter discloses a network comprising a plurality of network resources a method for automatically providing a user device with information regarding communication with a network resource, the method comprising: prior to sending data from the user device to the network resource in communication, retrieving information about the network resource from a directory server; evaluating the data to determine if sending the data to the network resource complies with security criteria according to the information about the network resource; providing the user device with a choice whether to send the data in case the data comprises confidential data.01-31-2013
20110202637METHOD FOR BUFFERING STREAMING DATA AND A TERMINAL DEVICE - A method of streaming data from a server (S) at a server data rate (Cs) via a network to at least one terminal at a terminal reception data rate (Crec) is provided. A streaming section from the server (S) is requested by the terminal (T). Streaming data is forwarded from the server (S) to the network (N) at a server data rate (Cs) and from the network (N) to the terminal (T) at a reception data rate (Crec). Data received from the network (N) is buffered in the terminal buffer (AL) for at least a first period. The rendering of the buffered data is initiated after the first period at a first rendering rate (Cren), which is lower than the server data rate (Cs) or the reception data rate (Crec). The first rendering data rate (Cren) is adapted according to the filling of the terminal buffer (AL) with received streaming data until the rendering data rate (Cren) corresponds to the server data rate (Cs).08-18-2011
20110202636PERSONAL 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.08-18-2011
20110202635POLICY CONTROLLER APPLICATION ENABLEMENT API FOR WIRELINE/WIRELESS CONVERGED SOLUTION - A method and apparatus are provided for allowing relatively simple interaction with a PCRF in an Evolved Packet Core. The PCRF includes an API, and instructions are sent by an application provider in an HTTP format to the API. The API translates these instructions into a diameter format so that they can be recognized by the PCRF. Response messages from the PCRF, in a diameter format, are sent to the API which translates these into a format recognized by the application provider's web browser.08-18-2011
20110202634CHARGING-INVARIANT AND ORIGIN-SERVER-FRIENDLY TRANSIT CACHING IN MOBILE NETWORKS - A method for serving content from a radio-access network cache includes detecting a request from a mobile device for content in the cache. The request is sent to a content-origin server, and a response is received therefrom.08-18-2011
20110202633CACHE SERVER CONTROL DEVICE, CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING CONTENT, AND PROGRAM - A cache server control device selects cache servers necessary for storing contents to be reproduced, and allows the selected cache servers 08-18-2011
20110202632METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING WEB CONTENT - According to embodiments described in the specification, a method, system and apparatus for delivering web content are provided. The method comprises maintaining a web page in a memory of a web server identifiable by a network address, the web page including at least one reference to a foreign element maintained at a second web server identifiable by a second network address; identifying the at least one reference; transmitting a request from an interface of the web server for obtaining the second network address; receiving the second network address of the second web server and storing the second network address in the memory in association with an identifier of the web page.08-18-2011
20110202631ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON A MOBILE TERMINAL FROM A REMOTE TERMINAL - Method and system for managing information stored and/or services configured in a mobile terminal from a remote terminal connected to a data network, wherein the mobile terminal comprises a web server having an API defined for each piece of information and for each service it provides, characterized by: requesting from a web server, from a remote terminal comprising a web browser, the creation of at least one web page configured to manage a piece of information stored or a service configured in a mobile terminal; making an HTTP request from the web server to the mobile terminal in accordance with said at least one API, wherein said HTTP request comprises an identifier of the information or service to be managed; sending an HTTP response from the mobile terminal to the web server in accordance with said at least one API; downloading in the remote terminal from the web server the at least one web page designed to manage said information or service of the mobile terminal.08-18-2011
20100077061REMOTE DESKTOP CONTROL SYSTEM USING USB INTERFACE AND METHOD THEREOF - A desktop sharing and remote control system where the server (the controlled computer) and the client (the controlling computer) are connected by a USB cable. Either the server or the client includes a connecting section, which includes a control unit (MCU) and two USB controllers. The MCU transfers data between the two USB controllers. The server-side USB controller emulates a USB CD-ROM/keyboard/mouse composite device; the client-side USB controller emulates a USB CD-ROM. The server continuously writes video data (desktop image) to the server-side emulated CD-ROM and the client continuously reads the data from the client-side emulated CD-ROM and applies it to its monitor. Keyboard and mouse data is transferred in the opposite direction via the client-side emulated CD-ROM and server-side emulated keyboard and mouse devices. The connecting section stores applications programs to be automatically executed by the server and client using auto-run functions of the emulated CD-ROMs to accomplish plug-and-play.03-25-2010
20100077060METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING CONTENT - A system for transmitting multimedia content, the system includes: (a) a session manager, configured to initiate a unicast session with an end-user device over a dedicated channel; and to transmit to the end-user device over the dedicated channel an identification unicast multimedia stream that causes an end user multimedia device to provide an end user recognizable service identifier; and (b) an interface configured to receive a content transmission command which includes the service identifier; wherein the system is further configured to transmit a content multimedia stream that includes multimedia content to the end-user device in response to the content transmission command.03-25-2010
20100077059WEBSITE NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A system and method for website navigation are provided to implement users' individually defined website navigation. The system and method include a website navigation server and a database, which stores the navigation items of relationships between website pages and character strings respectively according to the specific user. Upon the website page redirection requests with character strings from the user, the website navigation server finds the matched address according to the character strings in the stored navigation items of the current user and then redirects the page to the corresponding address.03-25-2010
20100077058SENDING A REMOTE USER INTERFACE - In one embodiment, a method for providing a user interface to a client device is provided, the method comprising: sending, to the client device, a browser web page compatible with a browser operable on the client device, the browser web page including a capability to receive content updates from a server according to a server-defined protocol and a capability to send events from the client device to the server; receiving content from a content source; sending the content to the client device according to the server-defined protocol; and sending a partial update of the content to the client device according to the server-defined protocol.03-25-2010
20120246278DYNAMIC MEDIA SERVING INFRASTRUCTURE - Systems and methods provide for dynamic generation of media content at the point that content is served. The system and method work within the bounds of simple, existing, open protocols and the media files served are playable by standard media playback clients. The method is driven by a request for media content from a client specifying an edit list. The server opens one or more source files and selects portions of one or more files to transmit based on edit list instructions, and sequentially writes those portions to an output for serving to the client. The method allows for various modifications of the content before serving.09-27-2012
20120246277METHODS FOR TRANSFERRING RESERVES WHEN MOVING VIRTUAL MACHINES ACROSS SYSTEMS - According to one embodiment, a method includes receiving device information from a source system; building a virtual device on a host system based at least in part on the received device information; at least one of: transferring a reserve of a device stored on a storage device to a target system; and receiving results of transferring the reserve to the target system; determining if the reserve is held by the target system; recording the reserve if the reserve is held by the target system; and sending a notification that the reserve is not held by the target system if the reserve is not held by the target system. Other methods are also described according to various embodiments.09-27-2012
20100115064CONTENT REQUEST OPTIMIZATION - Content item requests are identified in a web page source document. For each request, it is determined if a content item request has been generated, and if a content item request has not been generated, a content item request for all requests in the web page source document is generated.05-06-2010
20100115056IMAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD - The present invention relates to an image transmission method employed for communication between a Portable Device and a remote server by means of a network. It discloses a method for shortening the period during which the user of the Portable Device is left to wait for the loading of the webpage image on the device screen, which is part of the overall time required to navigate the web using a Portable Device.05-06-2010
20130036206METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTENDING REMOTE NETWORK VISIBILITY OF THE PUSH FUNCTIONALITY - An approach is provided for extending remote network visibility for push functionality. An application is transmitted, via a push agent, from a first network to a device of a second network, wherein the device is configured to execute the application. The device is remotely controlled using the application.02-07-2013
20130036205Metadata Processing Apparatus, Server, and Metadata Processing Method - According to one embodiment, a metadata processing apparatus which communicates with a server that holds metadata, the metadata processing apparatus includes a metadata update module configured to update metadata pertaining to content, a transmission module configured to transmit, to the server, content identification data for identifying the content to which the metadata updated by the metadata update module pertains, a reception module configured to receive data transmitted from the server, a determination module configured to determine, on the basis of the data received from the server by the reception module, whether it is necessary to upload the metadata updated by the metadata update module, and a notification module configured to invoke notification that presses upload of the metadata updated by the metadata update module to the server when the determination module has determined that upload is necessary.02-07-2013
20130036204RECEPTION OF A DIGITAL CONTENT IN TRICK MODE - A terminal receives a digital content which is transmitted in the form of a data stream in a network. This digital content is received by the terminal with a reception throughput, a nominal rendering time being associated with the digital content. Activation of a trick mode corresponding to a modification of the nominal rendering time according to a modification factor associated with the trick mode is detected on the terminal. Data to be requested are then determined according to the modification factor and according to a value representative of reception throughput. The data are then requested from the network and the requested data are received.02-07-2013
20130036203SYSTEM FOR SHARING VIDEO WITH ADVERTISEMENTS OVER A NETWORK - A user can create a video segment or employ an existing video segment, upload the segment to a server, indicate an advertisement to be associated with the video, and then send it to a recipient over a computer network. The user provides an indication that one or more particular video segments and advertisements are to be shared over the network. An identifier for the video segment is automatically created and the segment and the identifier are automatically uploaded to a host computer over the network such as the Internet. The video segment, the identifier (optionally with other identifying material such as an identity of the sender, and an advertisement selected by the sender can be stored at the direction of the host computer.02-07-2013
20130036202METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TARGETED CONTENT TO A SURFER - Providing targeted content to a surfer by determining which content object of a group of content objects, will be best suited for presentation in association with a link on a requested web page. Content objects may include the text, topic, font, color or other attribute of an external or internal advertisement, as well as the specific design of the object, an image, the design of the page in which the object is presented, etc. Selection of a content object can be based on predictive information that is associated with the request (i.e. day and time of receipt, IP address of request, etc.) or historical information about the surfer.02-07-2013
20130036201STREAMING INTERNET VIDEO EDITING AND COMPOSITE EDIT PLAYBACK - A computer-implemented method for the creation of composite internet videos from streaming video feeds serving as an intermediary between an internet video user and a plurality of separate internet video sources. A user may invoke the service from a web page and fashion a composite video from a plurality of sources without copying or otherwise disturbing the source videos. The user's composite video is defined by an edit decision list (EDL) which specifies the location of the plurality of separate videos, the “cut in” and “cut out” locations within the separate videos where the composite video will transition between the separate videos, and an audio volume value associated with each video.02-07-2013
20130036200Methods and Systems for Delivering a Personalized Version of an Executable Application to a Secondary Access Device Associated with a User - An exemplary method includes a media content presentation system 1) delivering a primary media content stream to a primary access device, the primary media content stream comprising data representative of a media content instance that is presented by the primary access device as the primary media content stream is delivered to the primary access device and data representative of an executable application related to the media content instance, 2) determining that a secondary access device associated with a user is located within a detection zone associated with the primary access device during a time period associated with the presentation of the media content instance by the primary access device, and 3) directing the primary access device to generate and deliver a version of the executable application that is personalized for the user to the secondary access device. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.02-07-2013
20130086229METHOD FOR DATA INTERCHANGE IN A COMPUTER NETWORK (VARIANTS) - A method including the steps of sending from, users computer devices, a request to a remote server for transfer and movement of an object from a starting point to a destination point, stating the locations of the points; limiting the range and transfer time for the position of the object. The remote server selects from a database, data relating to the locations of the computer users performing the transfer. The remote server transmits, over the Internet, a record of the locations of the computer user's performing the transfer and located within said limitation of the range for the position of object, the status, the type of vehicle and data relating to means for communicating with the computer user's performing the transfer.04-04-2013
20130086228HTTP-BASED CLIENT-SERVER COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Systems and methods for robust, efficient, and secure client-server communication are provided. For example, one method of such client-server communication may involve receiving in the server a long polling HTTP request and a client status message, such as a file offer, via HTTP from the client. Such a file offer may indicate, for example, one or more files that are available for transfer from the client. Thereafter, the server may issue a command, such as a file request, as a response to the long polling HTTP request. Such a file request may request at least one of the one or more files that are available for transfer. There-after, the server may receive the at least one of the one or more files from the client via FTP.04-04-2013
20130086227RELAY DEVICE, RELAY SYSTEM, AND RELAY METHOD - A relay system for distributing load on a data sending device in data communications among a plurality of devices includes a plurality of devices and a relay device to relay data communications among the devices. The devices each include a transmission unit that sends data, and a reception unit that receives data. The relay device includes a storage unit that stores information identifying relayed data with information identifying the recipient of the data, and a determination unit that, in response to a data acquisition request for predetermined data issued by a predetermined device, determines a device to send the determined data based on information in the storage unit.04-04-2013
20130086226MODELING RECURRING EVENTS IN A DATA STORE - Time-related properties may be modeled independent of a base object. Rather than storing time properties with the object, they may be stored independently. A given object may be stored once, even if it has a recurrent time property. The description of a “meeting,” for example, may be stored once. Each occurrence of that object over time may be stored in a “timeslot” (object occurs at time ‘t’ on day ‘d’). If it is a recurring property, recurrence information may be stored independently. “Exception” information may be stored independently as well.04-04-2013
20130086225MECHANISM FOR THE CONTEXTUAL OBSCURING OF DIGITAL DATA - A method and apparatus are disclosed for providing an attribute of a user profile to a requesting electronic device through a personal data server, the user profile being stored on a first electronic device of the user, the attribute pertaining to a data type characterized by a plurality of accuracy levels. The method includes for the personal data server receiving a request from the requesting electronic device for an attribute of the user profile, collecting the requested attribute from the first electronic device, comparing the user profile and a profile of the requesting electronic device, changing the accuracy level of the collected attribute based on the comparison to define an updated attribute, and providing the updated attribute to the requesting electronic device in response to the request.04-04-2013
20130086224METHOD, APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM FOR SUPPORTING CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF METADATA FOR CORRECTING PROBLEM IN DYNAMIC WEB APPLICATION - An apparatus to support creation and management of metadata for correcting a problem in a dynamic web application. The support apparatus includes a metadata creation section, a block extraction section, a similar-block search section, and a metadata generalizing section. In response to correction of a problem by a corrector, the support apparatus creates metadata including the details of the correction and application conditions, that is, a global variable group and cookie information that identify the state of the web application in which the problem has occurred, extracts another block to which the created metadata is applicable from an operation log by using a semantic block including the location of the problem as a clue, and generalizes the application conditions of the created metadata by converting them to a key-value pair structure by using the other block and by extracting a common portion therefrom.04-04-2013
20130086223TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A telecommunications system includes at least one telecommunications device and a server that is able to communicate with the telecommunications device over a network. The telecommunications device includes: a storage section in which stored is property information that identifies the device itself uniquely; and a communications section which sends the property information to the server when communicating with the server for the first time. The server includes: a storage device; a server communications section which receives the property information; and a controller which secures a storage space associated with that property information in the storage device on receiving the property information. The controller generates account information which allows a user to have access to the storage space secured and which is associated with the property information gotten. The server communications section sends the account information to the telecommunications device that has transmitted the property information.04-04-2013
20130086222CONTENT PROCESSING SYSTEM, SERVER DEVICE, AND CONTENT REPRODUCING DEVICE - According to one embodiment, a content processing system includes: a server device configured to distribute content data via a network; and a content reproducing device configured to reproduce content based on the content data distributed via the network. The server device comprises an acquisition destination allocating module to allocate one acquisition destination of the content data to be distributed to one content reproducing device; and a distribution data switching module to switch the content data to be distributed based on a switching command received. The content reproducing device comprises a content acquisition module to request the content data from the allocated acquisition destination of the content data to acquire the content data; and a switching command transmitter to generate the switching command in switching the content data to be acquired from the acquisition destination of the content data to transmit the switching command to the server device.04-04-2013
20130086221IMAGE SHARING STORAGE DEVICE AND ITS EXECUTIVE METHOD - The present invention provides an image sharing storage device and its executive method for image shared by local storage devices or remote servers and comprises at least an integrated circuit module and an application program. Any image could be recorded by one user who uses an image recording module of the application program and an image capture device of one computer when the integrated circuit module is electrically connected to the computer; the recorded image could be conveniently replayed by switching operational modes of the integrated circuit module via software or hardware.04-04-2013
20120265857IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM ENCODED WITH COMMUNICATION CONTROL PROGRAM, BROWSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM ENCODED WITH BROWSING PROGRAM - An image forming apparatus includes: one or more browsing portions to receive a content from a server connected to a network and to display the received content; a command acquisition portion to acquire a command output by each of the one or more browsing portions to be transmitted to a server; a transmission portion to transmit the acquired command to a server that is a transmission destination of the command; and a restriction portion to restrict transmission of the command by the transmission portion based on a status of contents previously received from the server to which the acquired command is transmitted, or a status of communication with the server.10-18-2012
20130080601Method and System for Providing Targeted Searching and Browsing - A server constituted a processor and a server memory, the processor arranged to: provide a selectable plurality of attributes, the plurality of attributes stored on the server memory; provide, for each selected one of the plurality of attributes, a selectable plurality of values, the plurality of values stored on the server memory; and generate an archetype responsive to the selected values of the selected attributes. Preferably, a system exhibiting the server and a user computing station in communication with the server, is provided, the user computing station comprising a user input device, wherein each of the selected one of the plurality of attributes is selected responsive to the user input device, and wherein each of the selected one of the plurality of values for each of the selected one of the plurality of attributes is selected responsive to the user input device.03-28-2013
20130080600MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING STREAMING DATA - Techniques are disclosed for evaluating tuples for processing by a stream application having a plurality of process elements. In one embodiment, at least one tuple to be processed by at least one processing element of the stream application is identified. A maximum duration for which the at least one processing element is allowed to process the at least one tuple is determined. A duration for which the at least one processing element is likely to process the at least one tuple is also estimated. Processing of the at least one tuple is managed based on a comparison between the maximum duration and the estimated duration.03-28-2013
20130080599PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYER AS A REMOTE CONTROL - A portable multimedia player is used to wirelessly access and control a media server that is streaming digital media by way of a wireless interface to a media unit such as a stereo/speakers in the case of streaming digital audio. In one embodiment, the portable multimedia player is wirelessly synchronized to a selected one(s) of a number of digital media files stored on the media server in such a way that digital media file metadata (song title, author, etc.) associated with the selected digital media file(s) only is transferred from the media server to be stored in the portable media player.03-28-2013
20130080598DETERMINING THE PHYSICAL LOCATION OF A CLIENT - Determining a physical location of a client, including: determining a network transmission time associated with a first server and a network transmission time associated with a second server; determining a set of key parameters for the first server and a set of key parameters for the second server; determining a distance between the client and the first server and a distance between the client and the second server based at least in part on inputting the network transmission time associated with the first server, the network transmission time associated with the second server, the set of key parameters for the first server, and the set of key parameters for the second server into a data processing model; and determining the physical location associated with the client using the distance between the client and the first server and the distance between the client and the second server.03-28-2013
20130080597Method of Handling Small Data Transmission - A method of handling small data transmission for a core network is disclosed, wherein the core network comprises a data base, a network gateway node and a network control node. The method comprises the network gateway node receiving a service request message from a machine-type communication (MTC) server, wherein information of the service request message is eligible for the small data transmission between a mobile device and the network gateway node; and the network gateway node including a small data transmission indicator in the service request message, wherein the small data transmission indicator indicates the small data transmission.03-28-2013
20130080596DYNAMIC CHUNKING FOR DELIVERY INSTANCES - Systems and methods for dynamically chunking for delivery instances are provided that automatically implement chunking strategies based on one or more chunking considerations related to a request for a media file. These systems and methods may be part of a larger media servicing network that can be used to, among other things, process uploaded media content, provide it for streaming/downloading, and collect metric information regarding the streaming/downloading. The disclosed systems and methods provide for receiving a request having a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and providing an index file to implement chunking strategies based on chunking considerations associated with the request.03-28-2013
20130080595Displaying Content From Multiple Users - A system and method are disclosed for integrating an on-line service community with a foreign service such as the Internet World Wide Web. To take advantage of the present invention, on-line service subscribers access a membership module to complete a membership process in which they join communities each of which represents a specific area of interest. The present invention operates as an extension to a user's preferred Web browser and is manifested as a toolbar comprised of control buttons and a viewer on a computer user's screen. By interacting with the control buttons of the toolbar and the menus of the viewer, on-line service content is delivered to the user in response to the URLs specified by the user as he or she browses the Web. In addition, control buttons on the toolbar present opportunities for interacting with other community members.03-28-2013
20130080594MAP TILE DATA PRE-FETCHING BASED ON MOBILE DEVICE GENERATED EVENT ANALYSIS - Map tile data for displaying graphic elements of a web-based mapping system in a mobile computing device may be pre-fetched to the device based on an analysis of the historical uses of a mapping module at that mobile device. The mobile device may retrieve user mapping activity data and extract geographic location data from the mapping activity data. This geographic location data may then be used to retrieve map tile data that is related to another request for map tile data. This related map tile data may then be stored in cache storage to be retrieved during periods of reduced communication with a map tile server or other periods.03-28-2013
20130080593ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS AND CONTENT PLAYING METHODS THEREOF - A content playing method is provided, including the steps of: a metadata is received from a first electronic device when a second electronic device is communicatively connected to the first electronic device playing a first content, wherein the metadata comprises a current playback position of the first content and a universal resource locator of the first content; the first content is received from a server according to the universal resource locator of the first content; and the first content is continually played from the current playback position by the second electronic device.03-28-2013
20130080592RECOMMENDER SYSTEM FOR A CONTENT SERVER BASED ON SECURITY GROUP MEMBERSHIP - Methods, systems, and techniques for recommending content using a measure of security group based similarity are provided. Embodiments described herein provide enhanced computer- and network-based methods, techniques, and systems for a recommender system, e.g., for content servers, that uses security group membership as the basis for determining user similarity. In particular, upon request for a recommendation, an enhanced content provider, through the use of the Security Based Recommender (SBR), provides indications of similar content based upon the security group membership of the requestor. The SBR determines similar content by determining what content was accessed by others within the security group membership of the requester. The recommendations may be ranked or filtered or combined with other types of recommendations, such as social network filtering, statistical based filtering, or the like.03-28-2013
20130080591BEACON UPDATING FOR VIDEO ANALYTICS - At least one of an initial probability density for a video and an initial granularity mapping for the video based upon the initial probability density are generated at an analytics server. The initial probability density is calculated according to a set of points in the video. A set of beacons is generated by the each of the plurality of the clients according to the at least one of the initial probability density and the initial granularity mapping during playback of the video based on a duration of the playback by the each of the plurality of the clients is received at the analytics server. Further, at least one of an updated probability density and an updated granularity mapping based upon the updated probability density are generated such that a quantity of beacons in the set of beacons is modified.03-28-2013
20130080590EVENT MEDIA FILE DISCOVERY - A computer implemented method and computer program product provides for announcing file availability. A source device receives a uniform resource locator (URL). The source device reports the URL, the URL corresponding to an event and to a network addressable server.03-28-2013
20090187640IN-FLIGHT INFORMATION SYSTEM - A system for implementing an in-flight passenger information system includes one or more ground-based servers in network communication with an airplane-based server, the one or more ground-based servers configured to execute a computer application for accessing a database containing airport infrastructure information and passenger transactional information; and the airplane-base server in communication with one or more passenger accessible input/output devices; wherein the one or more passenger accessible input/output devices are configured to communicate to a passenger, while onboard an airplane, passenger-selected portions of the airport infrastructure information and passenger transactional information specific to the passenger.07-23-2009
20120209967SCALABLE DISTRIBUTED STORAGE AND DELIVERY - Embodiments describe scalable distributed storage delivery method that can utilize commodity storage devices, thus there is little, if any, modification of the existing storage hardware or storage clients. According to an aspect is a system that can include a plurality of primary servers and application servers to deliver data to the storage client. The client can request information from the primary server, which can in some embodiments, authenticate the client. The primary server can determine a set of application servers that can deliver the information. The information data can be served to the client transparently from the application servers. The application servers can read the information content from a local cache or directly from storage devices.08-16-2012
20120209961METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN TRACKING PLAYBACK OF MEDIA STREAMS WHILE IN STAND-BY MODE - Some embodiments provide methods, systems and apparatuses for use in managing playback of content. Some of these methods comprise: maintaining, at a playback device, a first media stream in a stand-by mode; continuing to acquire, from over a distributed network while in the stand-by mode, one or more index files of the first media stream, where the one or more index files identify a plurality of media files of the first media stream configured to be played back at the playback device, while not acquiring the media files of the first media stream while the first media stream is in the stand-by mode; and tracking the one or more index files relative to a playback timing f the first media stream while in the stand-by mode, where the playback timing continues to increment while the first media stream is in the stand-by mode.08-16-2012
20130041986SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTO-GENERATING JAVASCRIPT - A method, system, Web-environment and computer program product for automatically generating proxies and meta-proxies for script code in an HTML document. The invention preferably operates with a system that allows for JavaScript to be utilized on the server-side.02-14-2013
20130041985TOKEN BASED FILE OPERATIONS - Described are embodiments which allow token-based file operations. The client may request a special offload file operation that is formatted according to a file access protocol. The file operation may be an offload read operation or an offload write operation. In an offload read operation, the client requests that data be logically read from a stored file, or a portion thereof. In response, the file server provides a response that includes a token that represents the logically read data. In some embodiments, the file server may return a response with a token that represents less than all of the requested data if for some reason it cannot provide a token that represents all of the data. The token can then be used by the client in a subsequent offload write operation. In embodiments, the tokens represent immutable data that can be safely and securely used across servers and clients.02-14-2013
20130041984Electronic Book Rental System and Method - A system and method for providing a E-book on a loan basis comprising: a database for storing a plurality of e-books, where said database is accessible via a computer network; software embedded within each e-book, where said software limits the time period for review of said e-book; and a plurality of end users, where each end user accesses the database via the computer network by using an electronic computing device to download a desired e-book from the database. In the preferred embodiment, the computer network is the Internet. End users may utilize a laptop computer, a desk top computer or an electronic reader to access and store the e-books retrieved from the database.02-14-2013
20100042702Bookmarks for Flexible Integrated Access to Published Material - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, can provide bookmarks for flexible integrated access to media content. A method includes providing a user with access to media content via a first delivery mechanism of multiple delivery mechanisms. Delivery mechanisms include one or more delivery mechanisms that deliver an audio rendering of the media content and one or more that deliver a visual rendering. A request to bookmark a stopping point in the media content is received. A relative position in the media content based on the stopping point is determined and stored. A request for access to the media content via a second delivery mechanism is received. The relative position is received and used to determine a starting point for playback of the media content via the second delivery mechanism. Access to the media content is provided via the second delivery mechanism at the starting point.02-18-2010
20090157850CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK - A content delivery system for providing content from a content delivery network to end users may include a plurality of delivery servers that host one or more content items and an inventory server having an inventory of content. The inventory of content can indicate which of the delivery servers host the content items. The inventory server may receive a request for a content item from an end user system and may access the inventory of content to determine one or more delivery servers that host the content item. In response to this determination, the inventory server may redirect the request for the content item to a selected one of the delivery servers. The selected delivery server can then serve the content item to the end user system.06-18-2009
20090157848APPLICATION SERVER PROCESSING TCP/IP REQUESTS FROM A CLIENT BY INVOKING AN ASYNCHRONOUS FUNCTION - An application server is disclosed for communicating with a plurality of clients. The application server executes code segments stored on a computer readable storage medium, such as on a disk storage medium, FLASH memory, etc. The application server initiates a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) object for processing a request received from one of the clients, wherein the request comprises input data. The application server invokes an asynchronous function with the TCP/IP object as an input parameter to process the request, and when the asynchronous function is finished processing the request, returns output data to the client.06-18-2009
20090157849SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PHOTO MANAGEMENT - A photo management system is described herein consisting of a server, a mobile device, and the internet; furthermore systems and software located on the server and the mobile device provide connectivity and functionality for the exchange of photos.06-18-2009
20100106807METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACCESSING WEB PAGES BASED ON PLAYBACK OF RECORDINGS - Entertainment content complementary to a musical recording is delivered to a user's computer by a computer network link. The user employs a browser to access the computer network. A plug-in for the browser is able to control an audio CD or other device for playing the musical recording. A script stored on the remote computer accessed over the network is downloaded. The script synchronizes the delivery of the complementary entertainment content with the play of the musical recording.04-29-2010
20100106806SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATION-BASED SERVICE ACCOUNTING - A system and a method for implementing LBS accounting are disclosed. The system includes a LS and an accounting server in a CSN. The LS includes an LS CF, which is adapted to collect LBS-related accounting information with respect to the user who sends the location request and/or the user to be located at different time points, create UDRs of the LS according to the accounting information, and send the UDRs of the LS to the accounting server. The accounting server performs accounting for the LBS according to the received UDRs.04-29-2010
20100106805System And Method For Concurrently Downloading Digital Content And Recording To Removable Media - A method, system and program product to simultaneously download and burn digital media files via the Internet, including audio, video, video games and other digital content and data, onto removable storage media on personal computer burners. Large media files can be downloaded by pushing files or portions of files to computer memory and simultaneously downloading and burning files selected by a user. Once a file is burned to disc, it is then deleted from the computer's memory. A lossless compression scheme is used for audio files to decrease file size, making the downloading process faster and requiring less hard drive space. Content files other than audio are downloaded and burned through the same one-step process, without using a lossless compression scheme. An alternative method delays the start of the burn process to ensure that the downloaded files are written continuously to the removable storage media.04-29-2010
20100106804SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING LOCAL FILES USING REMOTE APPLICATIONS - A system and method for processing local files using remote applications. The system includes an apparatus for processing local files using remote applications, including: an operation capturing unit configured to capture user operations on local files, and send operation requests to a server; a file sharing unit configured to share said local files in a network and send a sharing path to the server; and a remote desktop unit configured to connect to the target processing appliance using remote desktop. The system also includes a remote application management server, including: file type matching unit configured to match the local file to a particular remote application; a processing appliance choosing unit configured to determine a target processing appliance; and an instruction file generating unit configured to generate an instruction file for the above processing appliances. The methods correspond to the above apparatus and server.04-29-2010
20100106803Locally responsive kiosk signage from on-line source - Displayed content of signage at a distal location is at least partially controlled by a processor and database that directs signage display from a distal location. A central location processing system collects information on local, area wide, national or international conditions, events or changes in status and directs local signage to display appropriate information. The central location itself collects information, samples information, and evaluates general information to determine what specific information may be appropriately or desirably displayed at local signage. The display may be relevant to seasonal events such as holidays, sports events, actual changes in season, school year beginnings or endings, political events and the like, or independent events or conditions such as weather changes, severe weather, sales events, consumer alerts, public alerts, special event days. Information displayed locally can consider evaluation of local response to a range of potentially displayed information.04-29-2010
20100106802APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A DATA STREAM AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR READING A DATA STREAM - When generating a data stream, text data, an escape-start-sequence, a first number of data units, an escape-continuation-sequence and a second number of data units are entered into a data stream. A base decoder displays only the text data and skips the data units referenced by the escape-start-sequence and the escape-continuation-sequence, while an extension decoder reads those data units and processes them together.04-29-2010
20100106801Geocoding Personal Information - A computer-implemented method for generating geocoded user information is disclosed. The method comprises searching user data across multiple different data corpuses for entries having location-related information and determining locations for the location-related information. The method further comprises generating a map showing a current location of a mobile device along with representations of the entries having location-related information, at the determined locations, for entries from the multiple different data corpuses.04-29-2010
20120185568VIDEO PROCESSING FEEDBACK - A system for providing video processing feedback to content providers uploading a video file. As the content provider uploads a video file to the video processing server, the server processes the uploading file and extracts representative video frames from the video file. The video processing server embeds the representative frames into a processing feedback page hosted on a web server in the video processing server. Each representative frame in the feedback page represents a part of the uploading video. The feedback page is accessible through the content provider's browser and the feedback page includes a sequence of representative frames in temporal order. In one embodiment, the representative frames in the feedback page are colored or shaded to indicate whether the video part represented by a particular frame has been processed.07-19-2012
20090125610Record transmission method for affiliate programs - A method of obtaining and displaying content on a site on a network is provided. The content is provided by a content supplier to a content requester for display by the requester on the site on the network, and is subject to a regulation. According to the method, a request for at least one data file including content subject to a regulation is created by the content requester. The request is transmitted to the content provider, and a compilation file including copies of each requested data file is created by the content supplier. A record file including information pertaining to each requested data file, the information being required for compliance with the regulation, and information pertaining to the compilation file, the information being required for compliance with the regulation, is then created by the content supplier, and the compilation file and the record file are transmitted to the content requester. Finally, at least a portion of the requested data files including content subject to the regulation is displayed on a site on a network maintained by the content requester.05-14-2009
20090125609Method, apparatus, system and computer readable medium for providing a universal media interface to control a universal media apparatus - Various embodiments of the invention provide a method, apparatus, system and computer readable medium for implementing a universal media interface and control protocol to control a universal media apparatus. The universal media interface and its control protocol facilitate communication, including issuance of generalized commands between a target device, such as an audio/video (“A/V”) device and a universal music player, thereby enabling the target device to play music from different types of music servers and specialized server processes.05-14-2009
20130046862Method and Apparatus for Callback Supplementation of Media Program Metadata - A method and apparatus for obtaining media program metadata is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises the steps of receiving a media program callback message in a content delivery system from a client device displaying a webpage retrieved from a host server, the media program embedded in the retrieved webpage, the callback message comprising a callback address to the webpage, and storing the address as metadata associated with the media program in the database.02-21-2013
20130046856EVENT-TRIGGERED STREAMING OF WINDOWED VIDEO CONTENT - An apparatus herein coordinates streaming of multimedia content from a streaming server to a client device. While the client device is receiving a first multicast stream from the streaming server, the apparatus receives notification of the recent or impending occurrence of a defined event of interest characteristic of the multimedia content in a second multicast stream. Responsive to receiving such notification, the apparatus directs the streaming server to stream to the client device a third stream whose video content comprises windowed video content of both the first and second multicast streams. This windowed video content comprises video content from the first and second multicast streams arranged in respective windows. Such event-triggered streaming thus enables a user of the client device to simultaneously watch both the first and second streams, as desired, by efficiently receiving only a single third stream.02-21-2013
20100094974Load-balancing an asymmetrical distributed erasure-coded system - Load-balancing an asymmetrical distributed erasure-coded system including fractional-storage CDN servers, storing, at a high storage gain, erasure-coded fragments encoded with a redundancy factor greater than one from segments, and a plurality of assembling devices, each obtaining fragments from a subgroup of the servers. The subgroups are selected from the servers still capable of increasing their fragment delivery throughput. Wherein not all of the servers have the same fragment delivery bandwidth capability, and the storage gain of each segment on each server is usually not strictly proportional to the bandwidth capability of the server, and the aggregated throughput used by the servers to deliver fragments may approach the aggregated bandwidth capabilities of the servers.04-15-2010
20100094971Termination of fragment delivery services from data centers participating in distributed streaming operations - Termination of fragment delivery services from data centers participating in distributed streaming operations, including the steps of monitoring a large-scale streaming system including a plurality of data centers comprising together a large quantity of fractional-storage CDN servers storing erasure-coded fragments encoded with a redundancy factor R greater than one and associated with approximately sequential segments of streaming contents. Identifying a data center that is still capable of delivering a substantial fragment throughput but is underperforming compared to the other centers, wherein the servers of the center store less than (1−1/R) of the fragments associated with each segment to be reconstructed. And terminating the fragment delivery service of the identified data center while maintaining continuous streaming of the contents by diverting traffic from the terminated center to the remaining centers.04-15-2010
20100094963Methods and systems for broadcast-like effect using fractional-storage servers - Methods and systems for broadcast-like effect using fractional-storage servers that receive and store erasure-coded fragments, which are generated on-the-fly from segments of streaming content arriving in real-time. Shortly thereafter, assembling devices obtain the fragments and reconstruct the segments at a rate that allows approximately real-time presentation of the streaming content including the segments.04-15-2010
20100094960Methods and devices for controlling the rate of a pull protocol - Methods and devices for controlling the rate of a pull protocol, including the steps of requesting, from a plurality of fractional-storage servers by an assembling device utilizing a fragment pull protocol, erasure-coded fragments at a first rate that is estimated to approximately result in a target fragment reception throughput. And requesting, by the assembling device, additional erasure-coded fragments instead of fragments that have already been requested but have failed to arrive at the assembling device.04-15-2010
20100094959Hybrid open-loop and closed-loop erasure-coded fragment retrieval process - Retrieving erasure-coded fragments associated with approximately sequential segments, including the steps of requesting a first set of the fragments, using a fragment pull protocol, by an assembling device from a plurality of fractional-storage servers, and requesting a second set of erasure-coded fragments, using the fragment pull protocol, to compensate for the fragments of the first set that failed to arrive at the assembling device. And wherein while requesting the first-set fragments associated with a certain segment, at least one compensation request is made for a second-set fragment associated with a prior segment.04-15-2010
20100094953METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING BROADCAST DATA THROUGH PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK - Provided are a method and apparatus for transmitting/receiving broadcast data via a peer-to-peer (P2P) network, in which information regarding a list of a plurality of pieces of broadcast content that are broadcast via one broadcast channel is provided to a server in the P2P network, and the broadcast data is transmitted/received according to the provided list.04-15-2010
20120166596SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING COMMON MEDIA CONTENT - A system and a method identify common media content with two or more terminals that are remote with respect to each other for users to access, to consume and/or to experience a multimedia file of the common media content. A list of the common media content of the first terminal and to the second terminal is displayed via the first terminal and the second terminal. The first terminal and the second terminal may be synchronized for the first user and for the second user to experience the multimedia file via the shared viewing session. A communication associated with the multimedia file may be transmitted between the first terminal and the second terminal via a shared communication channel over the network before, during and/or after a playback of the multimedia file.06-28-2012
20120166593DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD USING RELAY SERVER - Provided are a data transmission system and method of using a relay server. In the data transmission method using the relay server, the relay server transmits a registration result message to a client after registering the client through a registration packet when the client transmits the registration packet to the relay server. The relay server transmits registration information of the client to a location server. The location server stores client registration information according to each client.06-28-2012
20120166592Content Delivery and Caching System - The present invention provides a method and system for managing data exchange between a remote server and a client on a local area network (LAN). The invention includes a caching system within the LAN that stores data for immediate access by clients at maximum available bandwidth on the LAN. Data stored on the remote server is downloaded to the cache system in advance of use by the client, thereby avoiding potential bandwidth bottlenecks from the client retrieving such data directly from the server in real time. Conversely, data uploaded from the client to the remover server is first uploaded to the cache system at maximum LAN bandwidth to minimize client upload times. The cache system subsequently uploads the data to the remote server at available Internet bandwidth with no perceived delay from the standpoint of the client.06-28-2012
20100082775Directed Media Based On User Preferences - A system for determining directed media for a user is provided. The exemplary system comprises a media selection optimizer which is configured to determine a directed media component based on a user profile associated, via a device identifier, with a network access device. The media selection optimizer may also utilize access point information, historic information, and access point location-centric information in its determination of the directed media component. The directed media component may then be forward to a media server which provides the corresponding directed media to the user. The directed media may comprise advertisement, coupons, video, music, or any other media which is customizable to the user.04-01-2010
20100070611Dye Injected Request Generation - Web server processes can host multiple web applications that process multiple requests from multiple clients. Recorded diagnostic information may not provide a useful separation of server execution data (e.g., functionality executed to process a request) based on a client's use of the web server process. An effective method for separating server execution data by client information is provided herein. Dye is injected into a request from a client, the dye comprises information regarding the client application making the request and a transaction (e.g., client defined set of requests) that the request is comprised within. The dye injected request is sent to a web server process (e.g., on a web server) that extracts the dye and executes the request. During execution of the request, executed functionality is associated and stored with the extracted dye. The recorded server execution data may be organized based upon the request, client, application, and/or transaction.03-18-2010
20090119389METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING FILE IN CONFERENCE SYSTEM, FILE TRANSFER SYSTEM AND CONFERENCE SERVER - A method for transferring a file in a conference system is provided, which includes the following steps. A file sending UE sends a conference identification of the conference to the file receiving UE through a conference server; and sends the file to the file receiving UE through the conference server. A conference server, and a file sending and receiving UE are also provided. In the present invention, when a user sends a file to another user in a conference, a conference identification of the conference, together with the file, is sent to the file receiving user, so that the file receiving user can get to know the conference associated with the file when receiving the file, thereby enhancing the experience enjoyed by the file receiving user.05-07-2009
20090319638GATEWAY SERVICE PLATFORM - A gateway service platform is disclosed that provides access to a payment processing system via an open network such as the internet. The gateway service platform also provides access to service systems that provide a variety of services and applications offered by or affiliated with the payment processing system. The gateway service platform allows the payment processing system to reach users and to facilitate transactions on a wide variety of devices that may not otherwise be able to connect to payment processing system. Other devices, such as payment terminal devices, can also interact with a payment processing system through the gateway service platform using the same network and protocol. Embodiments of the invention allow devices on these open networks to connect with the payment processing system without having to change the existing infrastructure of the payment processing system.12-24-2009
20090307335Methods and apparatus for interactive specification of context-sensitive service level agreements; for provisioning of resources required during service delivery events regulated by service level agreements; and for monitoring compliance with service Level agreements during service delivery events - In a first aspect of the present invention, methods and apparatus implement graphical user interfaces for interactively specifying service level agreements used to regulate delivery of services to, for example, computer systems. An interactive graphical user interface allows a user to see the effects of varying values of service delivery variables on the level of service achievable in a particular service delivery context. In a second aspect, methods and apparatus of the present invention provision resources required for service delivery. In the second aspect, the methods and apparatus of the present invention select a service delivery model dependent on context. The selected service delivery model is used to provision resources that will be required during service delivery. In a third aspect, methods and apparatus of the present invention monitor compliance with a service level agreement during a service delivery event. In instances where a given service delivery does not comply with service level attributes specified in a controlling service level agreement, the methods and apparatus of the present invention take corrective action.12-10-2009
20090307334DATA CENTER WITHOUT STRUCTURAL BOTTLENECKS - A method of networking a plurality of servers together within a data center is disclosed. The method includes the step of addressing a data packet for delivery to a destination server by providing the destination server address as a flat address. The method further includes the steps of obtaining routing information required to route the packet to the destination server. This routing information may be obtained from a directory service servicing the plurality of servers. Once the routing information is obtained, the data packet may be routed to the destination server according to the flat address of the destination server and routing information obtained from the directory service.12-10-2009
20090307333RESTORING OF DATA TO MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE - A mobile computing device comprises a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with a remote server, a memory; and a processing circuit. The processing circuit is configured in a restore operation to receive first data from the remote server, to receive a source indicator for second data from the remote server, wherein the first data and second data represent data previously stored in the memory of the mobile computing device or in a memory of another mobile computing device, and to send a request for the second data based on the source indicator using the wireless transceiver.12-10-2009
20090307332Network caching for hierachincal content - A method and apparatus for caching content are described including storing content on a content server, differentiating between pieces of content and storing a portion of the differentiated content at a cache server proximate to a user.12-10-2009
20120191822DEVICE CONFIGURATION AND DATA EXTRACTION USING A PORTABLE TRANSACTION FORMAT - Method for performing a data transaction (07-26-2012
20120191821Extending Memory Capacity of a Mobile Device using Proximate Devices and Multicasting - An improved download capability for mobile devices, without requiring increasing of the local memory of such devices, by providing a set of multimedia devices with the capability to create a cooperative download grid where multiple instrumented devices can be aggregated together according to predefined profiles. This capability is useful in at least two different scenarios. The first is when a SIP enabled device must download a large file having a capacity that is larger than the available memory of the SIP device. The second is when a SIP enabled device must download a file but cannot be connected for a long enough time to accomplish the download. If the SIP device is in proximity to other compatible devices such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) or Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), these devices are operable to be dynamically aggregated to provide a download grid with multiprotocol support that allows optimized downloading.07-26-2012
20120191820COMMUNICATION SERVICE METHOD AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS THEREOF - A communication service method wherein a user ID is registered at server. Video data from the user's terminal is transmitted to the server. The user selects the setting of whether image data is used with that video data; and the user's selected setting is stored at the server with the user ID. When the stored setting indicates that image data is used, the video data and the image data are transmitted from the server to one or more other terminals.07-26-2012
20120191819Universal remote control protocol transcoder - The present invention relates to a method and system for transcoding any remote control protocol to any other remote control protocol comprising the steps of establishing a connection to a server proxy; converting in a bidirectional manner where the outputs from one or more remote control protocol form into the inputs of another remote control protocol and vice-verse for the duration of a session. The method may be performed by a transcoding server in order to increase the overall systems enablement.07-26-2012
20120191818INTERMEDIATE CACHE AND SYSTEM WITH CLIENT INTERFACE ROUTINE CONNECTING SERVER TO CLIENTS - A cache apparatus for a network receives and responds to network file-services-protocol requests from client workstations coupled to the network. The cache apparatus includes a digital memory for storing data transmitted in responding to the network requests. A processing unit executes program instructions. A network interface couples the cache apparatus to the network. The interface includes program instructions, executed by the processing unit, for receiving the requests and transmitting responses thereto. A file-request-service module includes program instructions, executed by the processing unit, for interpreting the requests and generating responses thereto. The network interface transmits file-request-generation module requests to network.07-26-2012
20120191817PRODUCT TRACKING BASED ON SCANNED INDICIA - According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a method for tracking a unit of goods includes sending, by a supplier device, a first message to a server including a code of a product tag and a supplier location of the supplier device, wherein the code uniquely identifies the unit from other units of a same type, recording, by the server, a data record including the code and the supplier location, scanning, by a consumer device, the product tag to retrieve the code, sending, by the consumer device, a second message to the server including the code; and sending, by the server, a third message to the consumer device including the supplier location. The supplier and consumer devices are remote from the server.07-26-2012
20120191816METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION - Certain embodiments provide systems, methods, and apparatus for playback network diagnostics. An example method includes facilitating a connection between a server and a first playback device, the first playback device connected with a plurality of playback devices via a network, the first playback including a network topology. The example method includes receiving, at the server, data collected at the first playback device. The example method includes receiving, at the server via the first playback device, data collected from each of the plurality of playback devices identified in the network topology of the first playback device, the data routed by the first playback device to the server. The example method includes analyzing the received data to determine a status of the playback devices in the network topology.07-26-2012
20130073696LEGAL TEXT DISTRIBUTION AND PROCESSING IN MOBILE BROADCASTING - Systems and methods for processing and distributing legal text information allow content providers to distribute legal text to terminals receiving broadcast content. The legal text may include terms and conditions associated with content that a user may want to purchase or subscribe. Upon receiving a content selection that a user wishes to purchase, a terminal may determine whether the content is associated with legal text information. If so, the legal text may be obtained and rendered for the user. The terminal may further determine whether user consent is required and if so, prompt the user with a consent agreement. Legal text information may be obtained in a variety of manners including from a service provisioning system, from a local cache in the terminal and/or from a file delivery server. Communication of legal text information may further be conducted using messages storing legal text attributes and elements.03-21-2013
20130073695Apparatus and Method of Mobile Media Presentation Docking Station for Portable Electronic Device - A portable electronic device has a wireless receiver configured to receive wireless content, a communication interface configured to interface to a docking station having at least one connected media presentation host device, and content reproduction circuitry. The content reproduction circuitry is configured to determine a format required by the media presentation host device and stream the content to the host device through the communication interface in the required format.03-21-2013
20130073694SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY ACCESSING CABLECARD MODULE - A system for remotely accessing diagnostic information from an access control module includes a host device. The host device is configured to interface with the access control module over a direct connection to retrieve diagnostic information from the access control module in response to a host query from the host device, and to interface with a network server over an Internet protocol (IP) network to provide the diagnostic information relating to the access control module to the network server in response to a server query to an IP network address of the host device. The access control module is non-addressable in the IP network.03-21-2013
20130073693SECURE DATA EXCHANGE BETWEEN DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS - A data transfer method performed at a proxy server includes intercepting a data request from a client computer that is directed to a target server, encrypting profile information, augmenting the data request by adding the encrypted profile information to the data request, and sending the augmented data request to the target server. A data transfer method that is performed at an information server includes receiving a data request from a proxy server, extracting profile information added to the data request by the proxy server, using the extracted profile information to generate a response, and sending the response to the proxy server.03-21-2013
20130073692SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECEIVER-CONTROLLED DATA DISTRIBUTION - Systems and methods for receiver-controlled data distribution are provided. In some embodiments, a client device requests and receives a session locator code. This session locator code is then used by a set of users of other client devices in the session to exchange data objects or documents. In some embodiments, the session locator code is invalidated when no client devices are using the session locator code to share data. In some embodiments, permanent locator codes may be used. A permanent locator code may allow a user to make data available whether or not any client devices are currently using the permanent locator code to access the data. In some embodiments, update codes may be used to allow an originating client device to distribute updateable documents to receiving client devices.03-21-2013
20130073691File Processing Method, System and Server-clustered System for Cloud Storage - A server receives a request to upload a file form a user device. The server may generate a unique file ID associated with the file based on the request, and transmit the file ID to the user device. The user device may divide the file to generate multiple slice files and their corresponding slice IDs. From the user device, the server receives the multiple slice files and the slice IDs. Based on the slice IDs, the server may determine storage addresses at which to store the multiple slice files in a distributed storage system using a consistent hash algorithm. The multiple slice files may be stored based on the corresponding storage addresses of the distrusted storage system.03-21-2013
20130073690METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR APPLIANCE COMMUNITY SERVICE MANAGEMENT - A method and system for networking a plurality of appliances. The method and system include providing an appliance on a network, controlling operation of the appliance with a microcontroller, storing on a memory coupled with the microcontroller, computer executable instructions for operating the appliance, sensing the operation of the appliance, displaying information regarding the operation of the appliance, and communicating the operational data on a network. Network connectivity includes communication directly with a network, and with another appliance. A host system is connected to the network and adapted to receive the usage data and to transmit data to the appliance to influence operation of the appliance.03-21-2013
20130073697Random Linear Coding Approach To Distributed Data Storage - A method and computer program product for providing a random linear coding approach to distributed data storage is presented. A file is broken into a plurality of pieces. For every peer (peer means storage-location with limited storage space), the number of coded-pieces the peer can store is determined. Each of the coded-piece is determined by taking random linear combination of all the pieces of the entire file. The associate code-vector is stored for every coded-piece. The file is retrieved by collecting code-vectors and the coded-pieces from the peers and viewing the collected code-vectors as a matrix. When a dimension of the matrix is equal to the number of pieces of the file, the file is recovered using the collection of code vectors in the matrix.03-21-2013
20130073689APPLICATION ACCELERATION WITH PARTIAL FILE CACHING - A method of distributing content is disclosed. The method includes receiving by an edge server an indication indicating that a client has sent a request for a file that includes content related to executing an application. The method includes analyzing interaction with the client by the edge server to determine a first portion of the file that is likely to be required by the client for executing the application sooner than a second portion of the file. The method further includes generating by the edge server a modified file that includes the first portion of the file. The method further includes transmitting the modified file to the client.03-21-2013
20130073686GEOGRAPHIC RECOMMENDATION ONLINE SEARCH SYSTEM - In one example implementation computer executable instructions are executed to provide an application program interface (API) to an online resource search system. The instructions are executed to receive a get recommendation (get rec) web enabled function call from a client network node to get recommendation information ordered by at least one of similarity, popularity, and distance. The function call can include a geographic location identifier, a radius identifier, a tag identifier, an item identifier, a global or local search flag, and a user identifier as parameters. The instructions can be executed to respond to the getrec function call by returning a number of recommendations, a number of uses, and a set of tags.03-21-2013
20130073685SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECEIVER-CONTROLLED DATA DISTRIBUTION - Systems and methods for receiver-controlled data distribution are provided. In some embodiments, a client device requests and receives a session locator code. This session locator code is then used by a set of users of other client devices in the session to exchange data objects or documents. In some embodiments, the session locator code is invalidated when no client devices are using the session locator code to share data. In some embodiments, permanent locator codes may be used. A permanent locator code may allow a user to make data available whether or not any client devices are currently using the permanent locator code to access the data.03-21-2013
20130073688THREAD MECHANISM FOR MEDIA AND METADATA UPLOAD - A device receives media objects and metadata associated with the media objects, and utilizes a portion of threads to upload, to a first server, metadata for a portion of the received media objects. The device also utilizes, after the metadata for the portion of the media objects is uploaded, a remaining portion of the threads to upload, to the first server, metadata for a remaining portion of the media objects. The device further utilizes a first thread and a second thread to upload a first two media objects to a second server after the metadata for the remaining portion of the media objects is uploaded, and utilizes, after the first two media objects are uploaded, a third thread and a fourth thread to upload a next two media objects to the second server.03-21-2013
20130073687SYSTEM FOR MANAGING INFORMATION USING MACHINE-READABLE CODES - A system for managing information includes a server processor for receiving communications from remote client devices and an electronic storage and retrieval system accessible from the server processor. The server processor provides a code referencing an unassigned uniform resource identifier (URI) to a plurality of users and receives a URI access request including the URI and information from a user. After the URI access request is received, the server processor forms a storage location in the network-accessible electronic storage and retrieval system at the URI and stores the received information at the formed URI storage location. The server processor receives one or more URI access requests including the URI and different information from each of one or more users and stores the received information in the network-accessible electronic storage and retrieval system at the formed URI storage location without removing stored information at the formed URI storage location.03-21-2013
20130060917Method, Device And Terminal For Editing And Playing Music According To Data Download Speed - The disclosure discloses a method, a device and a terminal for editing and playing music according to a data download speed. The method includes: generating, according to a preset number of continuously recorded download speed values, a number of preset speed domains, wherein the number of the preset speed domains is one more than the preset number of the download speed values, and setting one set frequency for each preset speed domain, wherein each set frequency corresponds to one preset musical sound; and playing a preset musical sound corresponding to a set frequency which corresponds to a preset speed domain when an immediate subsequent download speed value is within the preset speed domain. By means of the disclosure, an entertainment effect of “playing music randomly” can be achieved, so that entertainment experience of a user is increased and competitiveness of a product is improved.03-07-2013
20130060916Systems, Methods and Apparatuses for Providing Applications Style Functionality to a User - Systems configured to provide applications style functionality to at least one user, the systems comprising: at least one user device that includes at least one receiver for receiving data comprising a series of linked states plus additional data associated with each state, the additional data comprising, storage instructions and display instructions; and at least one decoder to decode the received data and cache each state and its corresponding display instructions in accordance with the storage instructions. The systems may also comprise: at least one server configured to communicate with the at least one user device that includes a processor for interpreting the execution of an application or rendering of a state and expressing it as a series of states through which the at least one user device may navigate to create the appearance of executing an application or browsing web content.03-07-2013
20130060915AGGREGATED WEB ANALYTICS REQUEST SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Provided is a method that includes receiving a file from a network site, wherein the file defines display information for one or more content items, parsing the file to display the one or more content items. Parsing includes encountering, in the file, a request to transmit analytics data to a remote analytics site, delaying transmission of the analytics data to wait for encountering of subsequent requests in the file, encountering, in the file, one or more subsequent requests to transmit other analytics data to the remote analytics site, aggregating the analytics data and the other analytics data into an analytics request for the remote analytics site, and sending the analytics request to the remote analytics site, such that the remote analytics site receives the analytics data and the other analytics via the same analytics request.03-07-2013
20130060914CONTENT DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM - A system is adapted to manage the distribution of content to one or more cooperating media/substrates. The system receives data representative of environment conditions for one or more cooperating media/substrates adapted to display digital content. The media/substrates may be located in public spaces. The system compares the received data representative of environment conditions with selection criteria to identify content for distribution to the media/substrates. The selected content is distributed to the one or more cooperating media/substrates.03-07-2013
20130060913CONTENT DISTRIBUTION PLATFORM - A system is adapted to manage the distribution of content to one or more cooperating media/substrates. The system receives data representative of environment conditions for one or more cooperating media/substrates adapted to display digital content. The media/substrates may be located in public spaces. The system compares the received data representative of environment conditions with selection criteria to identify content for distribution to the media/substrates. The selected content is distributed to the one or more cooperating media/substrates.03-07-2013
20130060912Streaming-Content Analytics - In one embodiment, a method includes accessing data associated with one or more source logs. The data associated with the source logs corresponds to activity of a user at a particular time. The method also includes identifying the user and a device associated with the source logs; and mapping at least a portion of the data associated with the source logs to a user session associated with the user and the device. The user session corresponds to activity of the user while using the device. The information also includes providing data corresponding to a particular period of time based on the user session. The data corresponds to the particular period of time includes streaming content and geographic data captured during the particular period of time.03-07-2013
20130060911STREAMING OF MULTIMEDIA DATA FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES - In one example, a device includes a plurality of interfaces, wherein each of the interfaces is communicatively coupled to a respective one of a plurality of sources, a stream management unit configured to select, using a manifest file for multimedia content, one of a plurality of representations from which to retrieve multimedia data of the multimedia content, wherein the manifest file includes information indicative of the plurality of representations of the multimedia content, wherein the plurality of representations includes the selected representation, wherein multimedia data for the representations is available from the plurality of sources, and wherein the stream management unit is configured to select one of the sources from which to retrieve multimedia data for the selected representation, and a source component configured to retrieve multimedia data for the selected representation from the selected source via the one of the interfaces that is communicatively coupled to the selected source.03-07-2013
20130060910CONTENT REPRODUCING APPARATUS, CONTENT REPRODUCING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A method of controlling a content reproducing apparatus is provided, which includes receiving content from an external content providing server, receiving a user input for continuous viewing of the content from an external content reproducing apparatus, and streaming the content to the external content reproducing apparatus according to the user input.03-07-2013
20130060909HANDLING HTTP-BASED SERVICE REQUESTS VIA IP PORTS - A computer implemented method handles service requests for HTTP-based services via IP ports that are located on HTTP servers. These HTTP servers are logically coupled to a port sharing mechanism that handles service requests from clients, and each of the multiple HTTP servers provides the same HTTP-based service. A request for the HTTP-based service is sent to an IP port in a first HTTP server. However, this IP port has a current number of active IP connections that exceeds a soft cap. Nonetheless, this IP port is directed to accept and execute the request, and then to terminate its connection with the client. Any subsequent request for this same HTTP-based service is directed to another of the multiple HTTP servers.03-07-2013
20130060908LOCATION-BASED STREAMING MEDIA CHANNELS - A system for providing location-based streaming media to a user has a provider computer and at least one database accessible by the provider computer containing media content, the media content being associated with at least one location. A user hardware device is coupled to the provider computer over a network. The user hardware device communicates a location of the user hardware device to the provider computer. The provider computer to produces a list of media content corresponding to the location of the user hardware device and transmits the list to the user hardware device. The user hardware device communicates a media content selection to the provider computer and the provider computer streams the media content to the user hardware device based on the media content selection.03-07-2013
20130060907HANDLING HTTP-BASED SERVICE REQUESTS VIA IP PORTS - A computer implemented method, system and/or computer program product handles service requests for HTTP-based services via IP ports that are located on HTTP servers. These HTTP servers are logically coupled to a port sharing mechanism that handles service requests from clients, and each of the multiple HTTP servers provides the same HTTP-based service. A request for the HTTP-based service is sent to an IP port in a first HTTP server. However, this IP port has a current number of active IP connections that exceeds a soft cap. Nonetheless, this IP port is directed to accept and execute the request, and then to terminate its connection with the client. Any subsequent request for this same HTTP-based service is directed to another of the multiple HTTP servers.03-07-2013
20130060906Transmitting a Media Stream Over HTTP - A media stream is transmitted over HTTP from a server which accepts TCP connections to a client. The system generates for a session a plurality of dedicated tunnels through the network. The stream is encapsulated into a series of data blocks with a sequence number in the header. Each time a block is sent, the system selects from the available tunnels that which currently has the least pending sends. At the client the blocks are re-ordered in a re-ordering buffer into sequential order and used to generate the media stream. The buffer ignores any data blocks which are not received within a set time period. New tunnels are opened when the number of pending blocks at the one with the least number is greater than a set number, but only up to a set maximum and only after a set delay time from the last tunnel opening.03-07-2013
20130060905Accessing Hardware Devices Using Web Server Abstractions - In the new architecture, a client that desires access to a piece of hardware sends HTTP requests to a device server. The server receives a HTTP requests, accesses a device on behalf of the client, and send the device's response back to the client in the form of an HTTP response. This architecture has three primary advantages. First, it offers a clean interface for clients where all devices are accessed as if they are web servers. Second, it helps make devices more secure whereby clients can be prevented from accessing hardware directly, and all device access is forced through the narrow HTTP access protocol and checked for compliance with a desired security policy. Third, since HTTP allows local and remote servers to be contacted, the proposed architecture makes it easy for clients to communicate with devices that are not physically co-resident with the client but which are accessible via a network connection.03-07-2013
20130060904USER-CONTROLLED DOWNLOAD DURATION TIME - A method, apparatus and computer program product useful for communicating media content, over a computerized network, in accordance with download duration time. One exemplary method may comprise obtaining a download duration time from a client with respect to a media content; determining a quality of the media content so as to be provided within the download duration time; and transmitting to the client a version of the media content having the quality. Another exemplary embodiment may be a computer program product for enabling a user of a client to select download duration time, the computer program product comprising: program code stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium; wherein the program code is operative to display a Graphical User Interface (GUI) widget on a display of the client, wherein the GUI widget comprises: a download duration time input component, wherein the GUI widget is operative to provide the download duration time to a content delivery apparatus for providing a media content within the download duration time.03-07-2013
20120311102RATE ADAPTATION - The present solution relates a method in a first communication node (12-06-2012
20120311094PLAYLISTS FOR REAL-TIME OR NEAR REAL-TIME STREAMING - Methods, systems and machine readable storage medium for allowing playback of streaming media at playback rates of other than 1× are described. In one embodiment, a method can determine different sets of I-frames that are available before a display deadline, where each set can have a different cadence, and one of the sets can be selected for download and display to achieve playback at other than 1×. Byte range requests from a client device can be used to retrieve each of the I-frames. Other methods, system and media are also described.12-06-2012
20110066705SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEGMENTING AND TARGETING AUDIENCE MEMBERS - Methods and apparatus for delivering content to an audience member via one or more mediums based on an audience member profile are disclosed. Profile data for audience members may be initially collected from an offline source, such as a registration or subscription database. The profile data may be stored in a dedicated database. The initial profile data may be supplemented periodically with data reflecting online activity by the audience member. The combined offline and online profile data may be used to group the audience members into segments. Audience member segments may be used to identify audience members who are targeted to receive like content. An audience member's inclusion in a segment may be indicated by storing a segment-targeting cookie on the audience member computer. Content may be delivered to the audience member based on identification of the segment in the segment-targeting cookie.03-17-2011
20090300146DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING WIDGET WINDOWS, DISPLAY SYSTEM INCLUDING THE DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND A DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF - A method for displaying widget windows is provided, including generating a widget display screen including at least one widget window, determining if a display area of the at least one widget window satisfies a preset threshold condition, and adding a new widget display screen including a new widget window if the threshold condition is satisfied. Accordingly, services can be provided through widget windows without preventing the viewer from viewing the TV, thereby enhancing user convenience.12-03-2009
20090271502DATA DISTRIBUTION METHOD, DATA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND RELEVANT DEVICES IN EDGE NETWORK - A data distribution method, a data distribution system and relevant devices in an edge network are provided. The method includes: obtaining a data download request from a client, and obtaining a content ID of data under a certain protocol, where the content ID is carried in the download request; and searching for an edge network content ID that corresponds to the content ID and uniquely identifies a data content in an edge network, obtaining corresponding client information by using the edge network content ID as an index, and returning data source information that carries the client information to the client. Therefore, the data is sharable as far as possible throughout the edge network, and the impact on the backbone network is relieved effectively.10-29-2009
20090271501System and Method for Building and Execution of Platform-Neutral Generic Services' Client Applications - A system and method of building component applications are provided. Component applications are executed on terminal devices, which communicate with a schema-based service via a network and the Internet. The component applications comprise data components, presentation components, and message components, which are written a structured definition language such as XML code. The component applications further comprise workflow components which can be written as a series of and are embedded in the XML code.10-29-2009
20090271500METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESOURCE TRANSFER - A method and apparatus for transferring resources from a server to a client, wherein the resources are for an object in an application. According to the present invention, resources needed by the object are determined. Resources which have usages that are less than a threshold according to statistics are removed from the determined resources. The remainder of the determined resources, which are needed by the object, is transferred to the client. According to the present invention, users do not have to wait for a long time before they can see a web page.10-29-2009
20090271499Software and Method for Monitoring A Data Stream and for Capturing Desired Data Within the Data Stream - Software stored on a computer-readable storage medium at a user station provides a plurality of functions including an online service selector function that enables a user at the user station to select any one of a plurality of available online service providers, and a communications function that establishes a communication link between the user station and the selected one of the available online service providers. Corresponding methods for operating a user station are also described.10-29-2009
20090271498SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LAYERED APPLICATION SERVER PROCESSING - A system and method for layered application server processing. Embodiments of the system are particularly useful in extreme transaction processing (XTP) environments to support hundreds of thousands of simultaneous users, and perhaps millions of simultaneous transactions. Applications can be built from service components. Mashups can be performed on applications, services, and data, to create a more dynamic form of application. Data center consolidation and server virtualization techniques can be used to distribute applications over multiple machines or data centers. A horizontal Operating System (OS) fabric is then used to integrate components of the data centers in a dynamic fashion, including for example integrating portal or Service Component Architecture (SCA) components into personality profiles that can be federated over many (e.g. thousands) of Java machines and data centers. The net result is that the system can be quickly and dynamically modified or distributed over different machines and different applications, even over distances of different continents, to respond to the immediate needs of the enterprise.10-29-2009
20090089402GRAPHICAL DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR A HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE - A graphical display system comprises a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) system and a communication device. The HMI system processes status data from a plurality of machine systems to generate graphical displays indicating status of the machine systems. The HMI system is receives selection information indicating the communication device and a selected set of the graphical displays. The HMI system transfers HMI interface software based on the selection information. The communication device receives and processes the HMI interface software to transfer a display request for the selected set of the graphical displays. The HMI system receives and processes the display request to transfer the selected set of the graphical displays. The communication device receives and displays the selected set of the graphical displays.04-02-2009
20090077203CLOCK WITH LINK TO THE INTERNET - A system and method wherein a personal computer is operable to access content from a networked environment and to stream the content to a device in response to a request from a user. The content accessed via the networked environment may be based on user preferences. The content may also be stored prior to streaming.03-19-2009
20090070438SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND POSTING MEDIA LISTS FOR PURPOSES OF SUBSEQUENT PLAYBACK - A method and apparatus for creating and posting media is provided. For example, the invention allows a user to quickly create, signal process, encode, and transfer media files to a server for storage, posting, distribution, and retrieval. Thus, media such as audio, video, display, photo, spreadsheet, Web Clips, and HTML pages can be combined into a media file for uploading to a server and accessed from listings posted at web sites. In accordance with embodiments, a user downloads and installs a plug-in at the user's client computer. The user then registers and logs onto the server to perform various tasks. For example, the user can create a combined audio and photo media file at the client computer, in accordance with server based control parameters received from the system server. The plug-in then allows the user to perform digital signal processing and encoding of the media file at the client computer. After the file is encoded, it may be uploaded to a server for storage, posting, distribution, and retrieval. A file management system provides copies and listings of the file to other servers and web sites as permitted. Thus, other user having access to the database or web site lists via other client computers may select the file for retrieval. In accordance with another aspect of the invention, an information management system provides file and file list rankings based upon selection or click through of files and file listings.03-12-2009
20120226785Setting Cookies in Conjunction with Phased Delivery of Structured Documents - In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first request from a client for a target structured document and generating the target structured document and one or more parameters for one or more state objects associated with the client. In a particular embodiment, the method includes, in a first response phase, transmitting a first portion of the target structured document to the client. In a particular embodiment, the method further includes, in a second response phase, transmitting a second portion of the target structured document that includes a code segment. The method may additionally include receiving a second request from the client sent from the client as a result of the client executing the code segment, and transmitting a response to the second request that comprises the one or more parameters for the one or more state objects.09-06-2012
20110047246TELEPHONY DISCOVERY MASHUP AND PRESENCE - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a communication system that provides various automated operations, including searches of public and private resources for third party information and presentation of the located third party information by a mashup and preparation of a mashup to combine different communication modes or modes in a common session.02-24-2011
20130067035SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOUD BASED DELIVERY AND DISPLAY OF CONTENT ON MOBILE DEVICES - An end to end system and method for cloud based delivery of content and floating display of the content on a mobile device is presented. The system and method presented are suitable to delivery of any type of mobile content but are particularly adapted for delivery and distribution of mobile advertising, coupons and other promotional material. The mobile device is arranged to receive content from a content server via the cloud and display the content in a real time, non-intrusive floating bubble over the mobile devices currently active screen layer on the devices graphical display. The floating bubbles are simulated through the acquisition of a screen shot of a currently active mobile app, overlaying a bubble over the screen shot, and then presenting the composite image in a series of frames to simulate motion of the bubble ad over the previously top layer screen. As the bubble is presented on the screen, the mobile device reacts to the user's touch such that if the user touches a floating bubble a variety of choices may be presented, including full screen display of the bubble advertisement or content, sharing the content with friends through social networking or email, or calling or contacting the advertiser. If the user touches elsewhere the mobile device reverts to the previously active app. The system is further arranged to provide that the delivered content be targeted to users through a variety of features including user selection of content they wish to receive, user location, time of day, weather, past interest history and/or a combination of those criteria.03-14-2013
20130067040MULTIMEDIA PROVIDING SERVICE - At one of the timings: during a period between the moment when one of terminals which performs transmission calls out a communication partner and the moment of response and at the timing after the communication between the terminals is complete; a server reads out content data from a database and transmits the read out content data to the terminal. At this timing, the terminal reproduces the content data transmitted from the server.03-14-2013
20130067039SYSTEM AND METHOD OF SUGGESTING SUPPLEMENTAL CONTACT DATA TO A COMPUTING DEVICE - Systems and methods of suggesting supplemental data on a computing device are disclosed herein. For example, the supplemental data can be suggested contact data. A request can be sent to retrieve, from at least one remote data source, suggested contact data associated with a contact entry stored on a storage medium communicatively coupled to the computing device. A confidence level can be determined and associated with the suggested contact data. A request can be sent to display a prompt comprising the suggested contact data on a computing device. Additionally, a confirmation indicative of one of an acceptance of the suggested contact data and a rejection of the suggested contact data can be received. In one example, the confidence level associated with the contact data can be modified in response to the confirmation received.03-14-2013
20130067038DATA ACCESS AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AS WELL AS A METHOD FOR DATA ACCESS AND DATA MANAGEMENT FOR A COMPUTER SYSTEM - The present invention permits improved data access and improved data management in a computer system. Data are divided into individual partial data (F) and stored in cells (Z) of storage devices (C) such that the partial data (F) being accessed and managed are present in the computer system in a redundant manner. Computer units (CL) are able to access the redundantly stored data. The fact that they are stored in the storage device (C) ensures that the computer units (CL) accessing said data are supplied more rapidly. This is achieved in particular owing to the fact that the redundantly stored data are accessed in accordance with parameters of data transmissions between the computer units (CL) and the data storage devices (C) and that, in accordance with said data transmission parameters, the redundantly stored data are moved to and from the data storage devices (C) by corresponding copy and delete operations.03-14-2013
20130067037NETWORKED DATA PROJECTING SYSTEM, PROJECTOR, AND CONTENT PROJECTING METHOD - A networked data projecting system includes a server for storing one or more content items, a projector for projecting a projection content item selected from the content items, and an information processing terminal. The projector includes an IC card terminal, and a projection content identifier storing unit for storing a projection content identifier of the projection content item in the IC card when the IC card is held over the IC card terminal while the projection content item is being projected by the projector. The information processing terminal includes a projection content requesting unit for reading the projection content identifier stored in the IC card and sending the projection content identifier to the server. The server includes a projection content transmitting unit for sending the projection content item corresponding to the projection content identifier to the information processing terminal.03-14-2013
20130067036INTELLIGENT DEVICE MEDIA STREAM CACHING - A media stream delivery system encodes numerous media streams into media stream fragments. The media stream delivery system may encode each media stream into a number of variants each having different resolutions, frame rates, audio quality levels, etc. Devices access the media stream fragments from a fragment server in order to reconstruct a particular media stream for playback. A device may perform caching of media stream fragments so that particular fragments need not be accessed from a fragment server. The device monitors and analyzes media streams and viewing characteristics to intelligently select fragments that will likely be needed again, such as fragments associated with repeated advertisements, introduction sequences, and end sequences.03-14-2013
20110022686METHOD FOR REALIZING USER REGISTRATION - A method for implementing user registration based on Diameter network protocol, comprises: after receiving a network attaching request of a user, a requesting node sending an Update Location Request (ULR) message to HSS of the user, the message including information indicating whether it is necessary to download user subscription data, and also includes information indicating the capability of the requesting node when the downloading is necessary; upon receiving the ULR message, the HSS of the user returning an Update Location Ack message to the requesting node if the check of the user is passed; if the ULR message indicates that it is necessary to download the user subscription data, HSS determining the user subscription data supported by the requesting node according to the information indicating the capability of the requesting node, and including the user subscription data in the Update Location Ack message and then returning it to the requesting node.01-27-2011
20110022685DEVICE CONTENT MANAGEMENT - A method of intelligently degrading the quality of content, such as video clips and music, stored on a mobile device over time. The method takes into account the probability of a user watching each item of content and either encodes the content at a lower bit-rate, or under certain circumstances, restores the content to its original quality by side-loading the content from a network content store. The bit-rate at which the content is to be encoded is linked to the probability of a piece of content being watched. If the probability of an item of content being watched is high, then the item is stored at a high bit-rate, and conversely, for low probabilities of watching, a low bit-rate is used. If required, in order to restore an item to a higher bit rate, the original high bit rate item can be requested from a network content store. The aim being to store as much content as possible in a given finite memory, but to ensure that content which is likely to be watched is not degraded.01-27-2011
20110022684FILE TRANSFER SYSTEM AND FILE TRANSFER METHOD - According to an embodiment, a file transfer system and a file transfer method to transfer an MXF file are provided. A source server performs parallel transfer of data pieces of an MXF file divided by partition packs (PPs) sequentially from the beginning, by using multiple transmitters to a recording server through multiple channels included in a network. The recording server sequentially reads the data pieces divided by the PPs from buffers, and writes and records the data pieces to a storage unit.01-27-2011
20110022683COMMUNICATION LINKS - A method of providing remote configuration access for a programming terminal via one or more data networks (01-27-2011
20110022682Transferring Multimedia Content - A computer implemented method of transferring multimedia content from a content server to a receiving client, comprising: receiving the multimedia content from the content server; processing the multimedia content according to predefined redundancy parameters; receiving a downloading request for the multimedia content from the receiving client; sending the multimedia content to the file servers; reporting a plurality of file servers with respective uploading bit rates; the client receiving a bandwidth allocation; the receiving client calculating a downloading scheme; and the receiving client downloading content in packets from the file servers and verifying the integrity and authenticity of every processed frame (group of packets) obtained from file servers. The method enhances streaming effectivity by using a robust seeding procedure.01-27-2011
20120117201METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CACHING DATA COMMUNICATIONS OVER COMPUTER NETWORKS - A computer-implemented method of caching multi-session data communications in a computer network, includes: (a) receiving, intercepting, or monitoring data sessions between a client and metadata services; (b) analyzing queries and responses exchanged between the client and the metadata services to discover metadata for a desired content object; (c) receiving or intercepting subsequent data sessions between the client and content sources; (d) identifying a data protocol used by the client and identifying data queries within the data sessions; (e) identifying the content object requested by the client in the data queries; and (f) determining if the content object is stored in cache and, if so, sending the content object stored in cache to the client, and, if not, sending the data queries to the content sources, storing data responses from the content sources, and sending the data responses to the client.05-10-2012
20120117200SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING OPERATIONS AMONG A PLURALITY OF INDEPENDENTLY CLOCKED DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING DEVICES - A system is described for maintaining synchrony of operations among a plurality of devices having independent clocking arrangements. A task distribution device is to distribute tasks to a synchrony group comprising a plurality of devices to perform tasks distributed by the task distribution device in synchrony. The task distribution device distributes each task to synchrony group members over a network. Each task is associated with a time stamp that indicates a time, relative to a clock maintained by the task distribution device, at which synchrony group members are to execute the task. Each synchrony group member periodically obtains from the task distribution device an indication of current time indicated by its clock, determines a time differential between the task distribution device's clock and its respective clock and determines therefrom a time at which, according to its respective clock, the time stamp indicates that it is to execute the task.05-10-2012
20120117199COMMUNICATION APPARATUS SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, RELAY APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD OF RELAY - A communication apparatus system includes a relay apparatus and a communication apparatus which are connected to a network, to which a service providing apparatus for an electronic-file storing service is connected. The communication apparatus includes: an address-get-request transmitting unit that transmits a request for getting an upload destination address to the relay apparatus; a receiving unit that receives the upload destination address and a template for an upload message from the relay apparatus; an upload-message generating unit that generates the upload message including the electronic file and the upload destination address according to the received template; and an upload-message transmitting unit that transmits the generated upload message to the service providing apparatus to upload the electronic file in the electronic-file storing service. The relay apparatus includes: an upload-destination-address-get-program storage unit; an upload-destination-address getting unit; a time-information adding unit; and an upload-destination-address transmitting unit.05-10-2012
20120117198SYSTEM AND METHOD TO RECAST INFORMATION COMMUNICATED BETWEEN A HOST SYSTEM AND A REMOTE INTERFACE - A communication system for recasting information communicated between a host system (smart phone, internet server) outputting an application generated signal, and a remote interface (in-vehicle display) so application content is displayed in a specified manner on the remote interface in accordance with a recast rule. The recast rules define how to interpret or analyze the application generated signal and recast content in that signal for output by the remote interface. The recast rules may be configured to detect control commands input by an operator, and in accordance with recast rules, generate a host control signal configured to operate some aspect of the host system.05-10-2012
20120117195System for Generating one or more Citation Forms from a Single Workflow - A system and method for generating one or more citation forms from a single workflow is disclosed. Specifically, the method can include requesting determinative data within a workflow and assigning one or more citation forms based upon said determinative data.05-10-2012
20120117194SERIALIZING DOCUMENT EDITING COMMANDS - A command stream is generated that includes serialized commands for editing a document. The command stream can be applied to a modified document to generate a single document that contains modifications to the document made using both a Web application and a client application. The command stream can also be utilized to recreate the edited state of a document following the disconnection from a Web application for editing the document, to load balance a server computer hosting the Web application even while editing sessions are in progress, to perform an upgrade of a server hosting the Web application while editing sessions are in progress, and for other purposes.05-10-2012
20120117193SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIDEO DISPLAY TRANSFER BETWEEN VIDEO PLAYBACK DEVICES - Systems and methods are disclosed for transferring video display between video playback devices. In one embodiment, a mobile, or handheld, device receives user input that initiates transfer of display of video content to the mobile device from a desired renderer located proximate to the mobile device. The mobile device then causes transfer of display of the video content to the mobile device from the desired renderer. In another embodiment, a mobile, or handheld, device receives user input that initiates transfer of display of video content from the mobile device to a desired renderer located proximate to the mobile device. The mobile device then causes transfer of display of the video content from the mobile device to the desired renderer.05-10-2012
20090234935System and method for managing distribution of rich media content - There is provided a system for managing distribution of rich media content. The system comprises a communications server accessible by a mobile device; a local services network interactively connected to the communications server; a rich media control application resident on the communications server, the rich media control application configured to manage rich media distribution for a user of the mobile device in response to receipt of a valid rich media access code from the mobile device, by requesting a rich media content corresponding to the rich media access code from the local services network; receiving the rich media content from the local services network; and sending a notification message to the mobile device for enabling the user of the mobile device to access the rich media content.09-17-2009
20090055513METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING CARPOOL INFORMATION - The invention provides a communications system comprising a receiving module for receiving the carpool information from a plurality of user computer systems over a network, a carpool module for collecting carpool information received by the receiving module from a plurality of user computer systems, storing the carpool information at a server computer system, the carpool information being for a plurality of users corresponding to carpool information collected from the plurality of user computer systems at a server computer system, and permitting access to the carpool information collected from the plurality of user computer systems on the server computer system from each one of the user computer systems, the carpool information being associated with the event.02-26-2009
20120271923TRANSMITTING METHOD AND TRANSMITTING DEVICE, RECEIVING METHOD AND RECEIVING DEVICE, AND TRANSFER METHOD AND TRANSFER SYSTEM - Data broadcast data, which is broadcast in data broadcasts, is constructed by disposing, for example, EMD (Electric Music Distribution) links required to acquire song data as actual broadcast data, which is broadcast in actual broadcasts by a transmitting device, the actual broadcast data is transmitted, and the data broadcast data wherein the EMD links for the song data in the actual broadcasts are disposed, is transmitted periodically during the transmission of the actual broadcast data. The actual broadcast data and the data broadcast data are received by a user terminal, and the EMD links disposed in the data broadcast data are stored whenever there is an input of an operation to attach a “bookmark”. Thus, audio data such as songs in programs broadcast can easily be acquired by radio.10-25-2012
20130166692METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CROSS PLATFORM AUDIO GUIDANCE FOR WEB APPLICATIONS AND WEBSITES - An approach is provided for providing cross-platform audio guidance for web applications and websites. A media platform causes a concatenation of a media file associated with a web application into a concatenated media file. A media platform then determines to insert a buffer segment between the media files in the concatenated media file. A media platform thereafter causes a transmission of the concatenated media file to a web client based on an access of the web application by a web client. A web client then determines a request to activate a media file associated with the web application, wherein the media file is included in the concatenated media file. A web client further seeks a start time of the media file in the concatenated media file to initiate a playback of the media file.06-27-2013
20130166694ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, CONDITIONAL ACCESS SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus include: a memory unit which downloads a CAS client from a server and stores the CAS client, a communication unit which receives a message to change a storage location of the CAS client from the server, and a controller which changes a storage location of the CAS client and stores the storage location according to the message received from the server. The method includes downloading a CAS client from a server and storing the CAS client in a memory; receiving from the server a message to change a storage location of the CAS client; changing a storage location of the CAS client, and storing the changed storage location according to the message received from the server.06-27-2013
20130166695SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION-CENTRIC NETWORKING SERVICES BASED ON P2P AND METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a system and a method for providing information-centric networking services based on P2P. The system for providing information-centric networking services based on P2P according to the present invention includes: when receiving a request for contents from a user, a first content node configured to request the contents using a plurality of address information for the requested contents; a plurality of second content nodes configured to provide the corresponding contents according to the request of the first content node; and a query server configured to select at least one second content node for requesting the contents among the plurality of second content nodes corresponding to each of the plurality of address information.06-27-2013
20130166697MULTICONFIGURATION DEVICE CLOUD ENTITY PROTOCOL - Disclosed is a system and computer based method that optimize transmission of content streams to multiconfiguration devices. In a preferred embodiment, network bandwidth usage is optimized while maximizing the efficient distribution of content and computing services to serve all persistent device states of a multiconfiguration device. In certain embodiments, disclosed are systems and methods which provide for increased efficiencies between multiconfiguration devices or multiconfiguration device arrays.06-27-2013
20130166698SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFECTIVELY PROVIDING CONTENT TO CLIENT DEVICES IN AN ELECTRONIC NETWORK - A system and method for effectively supporting content distribution in an electronic network includes a content server and a peer-to-peer network of client devices. The content server stores content items received from a content provider. A recommendation engine of the content server creates a global recommendation list to identify an optimal global candidate from among the stored content items for performing an automatic and transparent content download procedure. The recommendation engine creates the global recommendation list by analyzing selectable content-ranking criteria from a plurality of device users of the client devices. The content server then downloads the optimal global candidate from the stored content items to one or more identified target devices during the content download procedure.06-27-2013
20130166699SYSTEM FOR BROADCASTING TARGETED DATA - The present invention relates to a system (06-27-2013
20130166700CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEM, METHOD OF DELIVERING CONTENT, SERVER, CONTENT REPRODUCTION DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM06-27-2013
20130166690OUT-OF-BAND SIGNALING AND DEVICE-BASED CONTENT CONTROL - Systems and methods for performing content control in a mobile network using an out-of-band signaling channel are disclosed. In one embodiment, content control may be performed on a network device by collecting usage data for media consumption and caching from a mobile device via an out-of-band channel; receiving the usage data at an intermediate device via the out-of-band channel; building a predictive user profile based on the usage data; determining a schedule for downloading content from one or more media servers based on at least the predictive user profile; and sending instructions to perform one of time-shifting or pre-positioning to the one or more media servers according to the schedule for downloading content via an out-of-band channel.06-27-2013
20130166691METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING GRAPHICAL AND MEDIA DISPLAYS AT A CLIENT - The invention generally relates to generating a display having graphical and/or media components at a client. In one aspect, a method for generating a graphical display at a client includes transmitting output from an application program executing on a server to the client, identifying a non-textual element within the application output, retrieving a compressed data format associated with the non-textual element, and transmitting to the client the compressed data format in place of the non-textual element. In another aspect, a method for generating a media presentation at a client includes transmitting output from an application program executing on a server to the client, identifying a media stream within the application output, intercepting an original compressed data set representing at least a portion of the media stream before processing by the application program, and transmitting the original compressed data set to the client.06-27-2013
20090006580SERVER SYSTEM, METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION THEREOF AND CONTROL PROGRAM THEREFOR - It is arranged so that the history of access to a web page that has been returned to can be determined even in a case where a “BACK” button on a browser has been clicked. Owing to a transition from one web page to another in response to clicking of hot text from the one page to the other, the URL of the destination web page is transmitted to a server. As a result, the URL of the source web page and the URL of the access destination can be recognized by the server. In a case where one web page is returned to from another web page by pressing the “BACK” button on a browser, a URL is not transmitted to the server. Therefore, a URL combination in which the source URL and the access destination URL have been interchanged is generated and stored in an access history table. Thus, even if the preceding web page is restored by pressing the “BACK” button, the server is capable of ascertaining history of the access.01-01-2009
20130166693FANTASY OPEN PLATFORM ENVIRONMENT - A fantasy server application may comprise a platform generator component to generate a resource document with a host segment arranged to present a host resource document and a guest segment arranged to present a guest resource document, a host manager component to send a request to generate the host resource document with fantasy content from a fantasy content database to a host server program, receive a response with the host resource document, and add the host resource document to the host segment, and a guest manager component to generate a guest reference for use by a client device, the guest reference arranged to refer the client device to a guest server program arranged to generate the guest resource document with fantasy content from the fantasy content database, and add the guest reference to the guest server program to the guest segment. Other embodiments are described and claimed.06-27-2013
20130166696Displaying Content From Multiple Users - A system and method are disclosed for integrating an on-line service community with a foreign service such as the Internet World Wide Web. To take advantage of the present invention, on-line service subscribers access a membership module to complete a membership process in which they join communities each of which represents a specific area of interest. The present invention operates as an extension to a user's preferred Web browser and is manifested as a toolbar comprised of control buttons and a viewer on a computer user's screen. By interacting with the control buttons of the toolbar and the menus of the viewer, on-line service content is delivered to the user in response to the URLs specified by the user as he or she browses the Web. In addition, control buttons on the toolbar present opportunities for interacting with other community members06-27-2013
20080294752Downloading of Data in Portable Communicating Objects Present in a Radio Communication Network During a Campaign - A system downloads data made available in a campaign server to portable communicating objects across a radiocommunications network during a data downloading campaign. A campaign manager in the campaign server transmits campaign rules to a presence server connected to the radiocommunications network. A presence manager notifies the campaign server that an event relating to the presence of at least one communicating object in the radiocommunications network satisfies a campaign rule, in order to initiate a downloading of data from a campaign server to the available communicating object.11-27-2008
20080294751ENHANCED WIDGET ARCHITECTURE - An enhanced widget architecture, in which a subscription request is transmitted from a widget to a broadcasting information source, thereby establishing a session, the subscription request identifying the widget and content. A subscription is registered at the broadcasting information source based upon the subscription request, and a service call is transmitted from the widget to the broadcasting information source, the service call effectuating a query for historical data associated with the content at the broadcasting information source. The historical data is received at the widget, updated data associated with the content is received at the broadcasting information source, and the updated data is iteratively transmitted form the broadcasting information source based upon the subscription being registered at the broadcasting information source.11-27-2008
20080294750METHOD, SYSTEM, APPARATUS, NETWORK ENTITY AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING A USER WITH AN EDITABLE WEBPAGE - In general, a method, system, apparatus, network entity and computer program product are provided for presenting to a user an editable webpage corresponding to virtually any non-editable webpage that is capable of being accessed by the user. The web browser operating on the user's device may be modified, either directly or through a plug-in, in order to automatically provide an editable webpage for each URI input by the user. When a user inputs a URI associated with a webpage he/she would like to visit, his or her browser may automatically send a request to an indexing web server for an editable page associated with the input URI. The indexing web server may access a mapping of URIs to editable web pages, and provide the browser with the URI for the corresponding editable web page. The browser may then provide two views to the user (simultaneously or in such a manner that the views can be toggled), a main view including the requested, non-editable webpage, and an editable view including the publicly editable web page associated with the input URI.11-27-2008
20080294749SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GLOBALLY SHARING FMS DATA OR OTHER FILES FROM AERIAL PLATFORMS OR OTHER SOURCES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD - A system for globally sharing data or files from aerial platforms or other sources located anywhere in the world may include a satellite modem to transfer data to a satellite system for globally sharing data or files. The system may also include a data flow controller to control a flow of data to the satellite modem from at least one of an aerial platform and a data source, located anywhere in the world.11-27-2008
20080294748PROXY BETWEEN NETWORK FILE SYSTEM VERSION THREE AND NETWORK FILE SYSTEM VERSION FOUR PROTOCOL - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for transmitting data. Transmission of the data is requested from a first data processing system to a second data processing system. The first data processing system uses a first network file system version and the second data processing system uses a second network file system version. A request is formed by requesting transmission of the data. The request is in a first protocol associated with the first network file system version. The request is received at a proxy server before transmitting the request from the first data processing system to the second data processing system. The request is converted at the proxy server to a second request. The second request is in a second protocol associated with the second network file system version. The second request is transmitted to the second data processing system and stored in a memory.11-27-2008
20130166689Disk Management - Systems, methods, and computer-program products store file segments by receiving a first file segment, and storing the first file segment in a first memory area having a highest ranking. The first memory area is reassigned as a memory area having a next highest ranking when a second file segment is received and the first memory area has reached a maximum capacity. The second file segment is stored in another memory that is reassigned as the memory area having the highest ranking.06-27-2013
20110029642Delivering Multimedia Services - Disclosed is a scalable, hierarchical, distributed network architecture and processes for the delivery of high-performance, end-to-end online multimedia services, including Internet services such as World Wide Web access. The network architecture connects a high-speed private backbone to multiple network access points of the Internet, to a network operation center, to a back office system, and to multiple regional servers in regional data centers. Each of the regional servers connects to several caching servers in modified head-ends, which in turn connect via fiber optics to many neighborhood nodes. Finally, each node connects via coaxial cable to multiple end-user systems. The processes include those for replicating and caching frequently-accessed content, and multicasting content customized per region or locality.02-03-2011
20100191830METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING COMMUNITY WIDGET - Provided are a method and apparatus for providing a community widget at a first client device, the method including: receiving a client widget including authentication information from a server; searching a second client device in which the client widget is installed; performing mutual authentication with the second client device by using the authentication information; and transmitting, if the mutual authentication is successful, a community widget to the second client device.07-29-2010
20120072549METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING CPNS ENABLER - A method and apparatus for providing enhanced functionalities in a CPNS enabler are discussed. According to an embodiment, a method includes receiving content translation capability information and function information from each of the CPNS entities; compiling CPNS translator information for the CPNS enabler based on the content translation capability information and the function information; receiving a request to translate a content along with the content from a certain CPNS entity among the CPNS entities; determining whether a CPNS server can translate the content in response to the request based on the CPNS translator information; translating the content if the determining step indicates that the CPNS server can translate the content; and transmitting the translated content to the certain CPNS entity.03-22-2012
20080201451SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS - A system for real-time media communication comprises a first server unit configured to interface between at least one user and a blog and a second server unit configured to process the real-time media content in a streaming mode. The first server unit comprises a publishing control module configured to identify an identity of a publisher of the at least one user, allow the publisher to transmit real-time media content if the identity of the publisher is authentic and receive a description of the real-time media content from the publisher, and a link module configured to obtain a location of the real-time media content so that the location of the real-time media content is accessible to the at least one user. The second server unit comprises a receiving module configured to receive the real-time media content, a recording module configured to record the real-time media content, and a dispatching module configured to provide the location of the real-time media content to the publishing module.08-21-2008
20110138022Fast Content Switching in a Communication System - The invention discloses a method for a media server initiating fast content switching in a communication network. The method comprises sending (S06-09-2011
20090172130METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR DOWNLOADING DATA - A method of and apparatus for downloading data. The method includes: connecting the downloading apparatus to a server via a communication network and downloading data from the server; generating download information on the data downloading; when connection to the server is interrupted and the data downloading is discontinued, reconnecting the downloading apparatus to the same server using the download information; and downloading data from the server.07-02-2009
20130024550LIVE MEDIA DELIVERY OVER A PACKET-BASED COMPUTER NETWORK - In general, this disclosure describes techniques of determining a backset for client devices attempting to download data of a live transmission. A backset is an amount of temporal delay that the client devices are delayed by when viewing the live transmission. As described herein, a media content provider may determine a recommended backset for each client devices based characteristics of the client device. Each client device may then be backset by the determined value, or may calculate its own backset based on the recommended backset. Establishing a backset for each client device may avoid rebuffering of live transmission data.01-24-2013
20110191449Automatic migration of data via a distributed computer network - A method and apparatus for the automatic migration of data via a distributed computer network allows a customer to select content files that are to be transferred to a group of edge servers. Origin sites store all of a customer's available content files. An edge server maintains a dynamic number of popular files in its memory for the customer. The files are ranked from most popular to least popular and when a file has been requested from an edge server a sufficient number of times to become more popular than the lowest popular stored file, the file is obtained from an origin site. The edge servers are grouped into two service levels: regional and global. The customer is charged a higher fee to store its popular files on the global edge servers compared to a regional set of edge servers because of greater coverage.08-04-2011
20110282972SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LOCATION SENSING - Systems and methods for social networking. Location-related data and other behavioral and exogenously generated characteristics are used to replace or supplement self-generated profiles in order to enhance the quality and trustworthiness of the matches made using the system and facilitate the inputting of profile information.11-17-2011
20100268795Media Acquisition, Processing and Distribution System for the Internet - The present invention, generally speaking, provides a broad-based solution for acquisition, processing and distribution of media objects including pictures (images), movies, videos, graphics, sound clips, etc via the Internet or the like. And specifically, it is a solution to such systems for use in applications wherein there are multiple originators of media objects that will be viewed in multiple web sites having different viewing requirements. A browser-based prepare and post tool prepares and submits media objects from inside a standard browser to a remote server. A Media Acquisition, Processing and Distribution (MAPD) system receives these media objects, processes them to meet specific requirements, and delivers them for integration into remote databases. MAPD system services include media object submission, processing, hosting and mirroring. The hosting service delivers a media object URL to a remote database, allowing the media object to be requested and served by the media object server. The mirroring service delivers the actual media object to multi-point remote databases to be stored and served by the customer.10-21-2010
20080313308Recasting a web page as a multimedia playlist - Computer-implemented methods, systems, and computer program products are described for recasting a web page as a multimedia playlist. Embodiments include receiving an identification of a web page to be recast; creating a plurality of multimedia files including content derived from the web page; and creating a playlist including the multimedia files.12-18-2008
20090100151Network Accessible Media Object Index - A real-time locater for digital media objects, related to one or more creative compositions and accessible over a network, is described. A service-provider maintains a master index of the digital media objects. The master index is organized by considering each media object to be an example of a primary attribute associated with the media object by a multitude of users. The reference is constructed as a data structure of primary attributes and means of locating the media objects as instances of primary attributes. Each such media object may be further categorized by associating it with one or more secondary attributes. The data structure is augmented to provide for efficient location of media objects by relating secondary attributes.04-16-2009
20110302279ORIGIN REQUEST WITH PEER FULFILLMENT - A method, apparatus and system for data transfer is disclosed. For example, settings from multiple entities arranged in a multi-tier control plane are used to set data transfer policies. The policies are use to govern data transfers such as between end users or from an origin server.12-08-2011
20120110138METHOD, SYSTEM AND NETWORK DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING HTTP-BASED STREAMING SERVICE - A method for implementing a Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP)-based streaming service is disclosed in the embodiments of the present invention. The method includes: a server receives a request from a client, and returns, to the client according to a request for a media presentation description file, a response that carries the media presentation description file; the server sets up a time synchronization relationship with the client; and the server receives a uniform resource locator from the client, obtains a corresponding media fragment file, and returns the media fragment file to the client for playing on the client, where the uniform resource locator is a uniform resource locator of a media fragment that is determined by the client and is required to be played, and is used for the client to request the media fragment file from the server.05-03-2012
20120110128METHODS, APPARATUS AND ARTICLES OF MANUFACTURE TO ROUTE POLICY REQUESTS - Example methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to route policy requests are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes receiving, at a policy request router, a policy request from a policy requestor, applying, at the policy request router, a rule to a parameter representing a network condition to select a policy server for the policy request, and sending from the policy request router to the policy requestor an identifier representing the policy server, the policy requestor to send the policy request to the policy server based on the identifier, the policy server to enforce a policy associated with the policy request.05-03-2012
20110302278METHOD FOR REMOTE WAKE-UP A COMPUTER CONNECTED TO A NETWORK - Provided is a method of remote wake-up of a computer connected to a network, using wake-up packet pattern settings. The method ensures that the computer is not waked-up by an unnecessary packet transmitted through the network during a sleep mode so as to be maintained to be in the sleep mode, and is waked-up by a terminal connected to the network when a user wants to wake-up the computer. Using the method, a wake-up packet pattern is defined in order to prevent the computer from being waked-up by an unnecessary packet transmitted through the network, and the computer enters the sleep mode again even if the computer is inevitably waked-up due to an operating manner of the network.12-08-2011
20110302276ADAPTIVE MULTIMEDIA DELIVERY VIA A BROADBAND GATEWAY - Aspects of a method and system for adaptive multimedia delivery via a broadband gateway are provided. A broadband gateway may be operable to determine which one or more of a plurality of devices is communicatively coupled to the broadband gateway. Content may be requested from, and/or scheduled to be delivered to, one or more of the devices. The gateway may be operable to select a provider from which to request the content based on results of the determining. The provider may be selected based on a bandwidth of a link between the broadband gateway and the one or more devices to which the content is to be delivered. The gateway may be operable to select one of a plurality of versions of the content based on results of the determining and requesting the selected version of the content from the selected content provider.12-08-2011
20110302277METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR WEB-BASED MIGRATION OF DATA IN A MULTI-TENANT DATABASE SYSTEM - A computer-implemented system and method includes migrating a database from one multi-tenant database to a second multi-tenant database over a network using a Web protocol such as secure hypertext transfer protocol (HTTPS). The transferred data records may be sent as serializable Java objects in response to a migration request produced by one of the multi-tenant databases.12-08-2011
20110276661METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DELIVERING APPLICATIONS FROM A DESKTOP OPERATING SYSTEM - The present invention is directed towards methods and systems for delivering applications from a desktop operating system. A delivery module may receive a request from a client device of a user for access to an application, and identify that a desktop session can host the requested application. An agent may extract presentation layer elements of the requested application from presentation layer elements of other components of the desktop session, and provide, via a presentation layer protocol, the isolated presentation layer elements in a first application session to the client device for display. The delivery module may receive a second request from the user for the application, identify that the application is hosted by the desktop session and delivered in the first application session, and provide a second application session of the application from the desktop session to the user responsive to the determination.11-10-2011
20120005311SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING AND CONTROLLING MEDIA STORED REMOTELY - In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a server that stores a set of media files. The server is configured to send an authentication code to a first communication device in response to a request from the first communication device to access the set of media files such that the first communication device can present the authentication code to a user. The server is configured to associate an identifier of a second communication device with the first communication device such that a user of the second communication device can authorize access to the set of media files from the first communication device by sending the authentication code to the server using the second communication device.01-05-2012
20120005310METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREDICTION OF SOFTWARE DATA CONSUMPTION PATTERNS - A method including downloading a streaming model file and at least one initial execution file from a server via a conventional download protocol without using a specialized streaming protocol. When executed, the initial execution file only partially implements an application. The model file stores information identifying additional portions of the application file to be downloaded from the server. Data is read from the initial execution file, and stored in a local copy of the application file. Then, the application is executed by executing the local copy. Until the entire application file has been downloaded and as the application is executing, the information is read from the model file to identify a next file to download, the next file is downloaded via the conventional download protocol without using a specialized streaming protocol, next data is read from the next file, and the next data is stored in the local copy.01-05-2012
20120011223CENTRALIZED WEB BROWSING PROFILE - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for centralized cookie management. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for centralized cookie management includes receiving a request in a content browser executing in memory by at least one processor of a computer to retrieve content on behalf of an end user from a content server. The method further includes diverting transmission of the request from the content server to a centralized cookie repository remote from the content browser and the content server. The method yet further includes retrieving profile data for the end user in the centralized cookie repository, formulating a cookie from the profile data and combining the formulated cookie with the request. Finally, the method includes routing the request with the formulated cookie to the content server.01-12-2012
20110289195METHOD AND SERVER FOR ACCESSING AND PROVIDING PRESENCE INFORMATION IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method in a presence. server of providing presence information associated with Presentity to a Watcher, having a Watcher Client, comprising an XDM Client. The Presence Server receives a request from the XDM client and identifies the Watcher on the basis of content of the request. On the basis of the request and the identity of the Watcher, the Presence Server generates a document from presence information that has previously been defined as an XCAP application usage and stored at the presence server. The document is then forwarded to the Watcher.11-24-2011
20110289193METHOD OF CONTROLLING MOBILE TERMINAL, HOME HUB, AND VISITED HUB IN VIRTUAL GROUP FOR CONTENT SHARING - Provided is a method of controlling a home hub in a virtual group that may provide a geographical boundary about the virtual group by associating an identifier of a network of a virtual group included in an access point list with a name of the virtual group and a name of the home hub managing the virtual group, and may provide a terminal which moves to a visited virtual group with information about a network of the visited virtual group, thereby facilitating recognition of a virtual group and content sharing.11-24-2011
20110289192CONTROLLING A RUNNING APPLICATION FOR LIVE SCENE GRAPH EDITING - In general, in one aspect, the invention relates to a computer readable medium including software instructions for performing a method, the method including receiving, by a content server, a first request from a client for an application content file, wherein the application content file is associated with a first Java network launch protocol (JNLP) file, providing, in response to the first request, the application content file; receiving, from the client, a second request to edit the application content file, providing, in response to the second request, an application designer tool to the client; receiving, from the client, an altered application content file generated using the application designer tool, generating a second JNLP file associated with the altered application content file, and providing, to a webserver, the second JNLP file.11-24-2011
20110289191REMOTE APPLICATION CONNECTION SHARING - One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for sharing a connection to a remote-based application running on a server. A plurality of client-side browser instantiations can be associated with the remote-based application, such as by running instantiations of the remote application locally on respective client machines. The client-side browser instantiations are able to write to and read from a local global storage regarding the remote-based application, and are notified of a state change to the local global storage, without polling. A first browser instantiation registers as a primary instantiation with the local global storage, and connects to the server for the remote-based application. One or more second browser instantiations registered with the local global storage, along with the primary browser instantiation, can send and receive updates for the remote-based application through the primary browser instantiation, utilizing state change notifications.11-24-2011
20090210515METHOD FOR ACQUIRING LONG DATA BY GET METHOD - [PROBLEMS] To pass long data which cannot be passed conventionally by the GET method, by using the GET method.08-20-2009
20110289194CLOUD DATA STORAGE SYSTEM - A cloud data storage system includes a plurality of storing units, a plurality of processing units, and a plurality of user ends. The processing units are connected to the storing units via the Internet, and the user ends are connected to one of the processing units. An upload file to be stored by a user end is divided into a plurality of file blocks, and an algorithm is used to compute eigenvalues corresponding to the file blocks respectively. The eigenvalues is computed by applying another algorithm in order to decide which storing units the file blocks can be stored in. Each of the eigenvalues corresponds to a different storing unit. For a data uploading and downloading process, the eigenvalues are used to decide the final storage locations and the information associated with combining the transferred file.11-24-2011
20110295979Accelerating HTTP Responses In A Client/Server Environment - HTTP responses are accelerated to optimize performance and response time when presenting content in a client/server environment. An optimization technique allows a client to begin requesting additional resources and/or rendering content before the entire response is completed on the server. When a request is received at a proxy device, the proxy device transmits, to the client, links to external resources that will be needed to render the page. This allows the client to begin obtaining external resources before the remaining content is sent to the client, and even before the content has been fully composed by the server, thus improving response time and overall performance.12-01-2011
20110295981Personalized Data Distribution Based on Peer-to-Peer Content Delivery - Device, computer program and method for providing video content and data to a user device (12-01-2011
20110295980METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED STREAMING CONTENT DELIVERY WITH MULTI-ARCHIVE SUPPORT USING SECURE DOWNLOAD MANAGER AND CONTENT-INDIFFERENT DECODING - A system, apparatuses and methods are provided to download and process data and other content streamed over a wide area network using one or more dynamically fetched, material specific, data handlers (e.g., download assistants). A download assistant fetches a data stream from a remote location and processes the streamed data iteratively using buffers and multi-threaded processes through the decoder (e.g., codec), allowing source material-specific processing of the data as it is streamed from one or more download sources as well as content-indifferent and platform-indifferent decoding. To minimize versioning issues, payload construction for secure delivery is simplified to packing and encrypting a directory tree containing any number of files or other digital media into an archive and, when needed, dividing a payload into multiple files or archives with a descriptor that lists the archives.12-01-2011
20110295978FILE DELIVERY OVER A BROADCAST NETWORK USING FILE SYSTEM ABSTRACTION, BROADCAST SCHEDULE MESSAGES AND SELECTIVE RECEPTION - Methods, systems and devices provide mechanisms and systems for efficiently delivering files over a broadcast system to mobile devices. Files for broadcast may be logically identified as belonging to a directory in a file system. A Broadcast Schedule Message may inform receiver devices of files that will be broadcast at a specified time, as well as describe the files. File may be transmitted in file delivery pipes, which may be of different bandwidth and data rates. Receiver devices configured according to the embodiments may make use of the broadcast schedule message to select files to be received based on the service or application with which the file is associated, and whether the file is new or an update to a previously received file. Receiver devices activate receiver circuitry to capture the files within their advertised broadcast window, and pass the received files to applications or services requesting the files.12-01-2011
20130219026REMOTE APPLICATION INVOCATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A server generates a unique URL corresponding to a data payload, provides that unique URL for exposure to mobile devices of different types, and when the server receives a request for the unique URL from a mobile device, the server uses a payload-type to mobile-device-type mapping to generate a device-type-specific URI that includes the data payload, formatted for the device type. The server delivers the device-type-specific URI to the mobile device to invoke an application for handling the data payload.08-22-2013
20090083395Proxy Server and Network Computer System - When, in a network computer system, a Web browser on a host computer acquires information about images or the like from a network or the like, it analyzes the data received in a proxy server, and, in case the details of the data are moving images, transmits substitute images with the same screen size to host computer, and transmits the moving image access information toward user computer. In case substitute images have been transmitted by proxy server, host computer transmits, to user computer, the display position and screen size of the moving images and information indicating Web server saving the moving images. In this way, it is possible, even when a host computer is remotely operated from a user computer via a network and moving images are displayed, to play back the moving images smoothly.03-26-2009
20100131615DYNAMIC INITIALIZATION METHOD AND SYSTEM OF LOCATION SERVER - A dynamic server initialization system and method includes: a second location server requesting a first location server for a registration to a multicast group associated with a replication group, when the second location server is added to the replication group comprising at least one first location server, transferring status update messages which are received from a predetermined service server, to the second location server, when the registration is completed in the first location server; the second location server requesting the first location server for a message dump when a predetermined reference time elapses; and dumping the status update messages which are maintained in a predetermined message pool of the first location server, to the second location server according to the message dump request.05-27-2010
20100146076Redirection of Multimedia Content Between Receiver Devices Associated with a User - A provider network is configured to redirect multimedia content between receiver devices associated with a user. Initially, a multimedia stream representative of the multimedia content is transmitted via the provider network to a first receiver device associated with the user. In response to a redirect stimulus, the provider network redirects the streaming of the multimedia content to a second receiver device associated with the user. The multimedia stream transmitted to the second receiver device can be formatted based on the characteristics of the network link between the provider network and the second receiver device, based on specified formatting rules associated with the second receiver device, and the like. The redirect stimulus can include a user-initiated redirect command provided to the provider network via the first receiver device, the second receiver device, or a third device. Alternately, the redirect stimulus can include an automated stimulus generated based on redirect rules.06-10-2010
20100082771MECHANISM FOR INSERTING TRUSTWORTHY PARAMETERS INTO AJAX VIA SERVER-SIDE PROXY - A system for retrieving information from a remote server is disclosed. The system includes a browser having a webpage executing JavaScript adapted to communicate a request with client identifying information to a first server. The first server has a proxy adapted to dynamically insert information into the request received from the client and communicate the request with inserted information to a second server, whereby the request with inserted information is trusted by the second server. The second server and first server are each adapted to also provide a response to the request. A method of communicating in a networked environment is also disclosed.04-01-2010
20090177758SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING ATTRIBUTES OF MEDIA ITEMS ACCESSED VIA A PERSONAL MEDIA BROADCASTER - Systems, devices and methods are described for determining attributes identifying media items from other media items. A first video sequence of a first media item is received from a media source, the video sequence including one or more images having first banner information embedded therein. The attributes of the first media item are determined based on at least the first banner information extracted from the first video sequence. The determined attributes of the first media item can then be stored or otherwise processed as desired.07-09-2009
20110270954Information Providing Apparatus, Information Providing Method, Program, Information Processing Apparatus, Service Providing Apparatus, and Information Processing System - Systems and methods for managing an electronic content list over a network are disclosed. In one embodiment consistent with the disclosure, an information-providing apparatus has a communication unit configured to communicate with an information-processing apparatus over the network and a processing unit. The processing unit is configured receive, via the communication unit, a request from the information-processing apparatus for a list of electronic content items stored at a service-providing unit, to determine, based on information associated with the request, whether the information-processing apparatus supports processing of a list of electronic content items containing at least one null value, and to send, via the communication unit, the list of electronic content items to the information-processing apparatus, only if it is determined that the information-processing apparatus supports processing of a list of electronic content items containing at least one null value.11-03-2011
20110219097Techniques For Client Device Dependent Filtering Of Metadata - Methods and apparatuses for media data communication for improved bandwidth utilization are provided. A client device communicates profile information to a server. The server maintains media content data and first metadata category information associated with the media content data. Based upon the profile information, a determination is made as to whether the client device is to utilize the first metadata category information. If to be utilized, media content data as well as the first metadata category information is provided to the client device. If a non-utilization determination is made, media content data is provided without the first metadata category information. In exemplary embodiments, first metadata category information can relate to any of the following: closed captioning, speaker virtualization, three dimensional rendering, global positioning, audio and/or video codecs, volume control, and the like.09-08-2011
20110219100STREAMING MEDIA SOFTWARE INTERFACE TO A DISPERSED DATA STORAGE NETWORK - A client computer streams a digital media presentation from a dispersed data storage network including a plurality of slice servers. A dispersed data storage network access component streams data directly from the dispersed data storage network and passes data to a media player, also residing on the client computer.09-08-2011
20110219099Method and System for Processing Raw Financial Data Streams to Produce and Distribute Structured and Validated Product Offering Data to Subscribing Clients - A method and system is disclosed for processing information provided from various content providers in the form objects having states subject to periodic updates. Formatted information indicating a current state of the objects are delivered to subscribing clients in substantially real-time. An information manager module is configured to receiving raw data objects from the content providers, format the information, and broadcast current state information on various broadcast data stream. A client manager module supports multiple client communication sessions and connects to at least one broadcast data stream. Current state information received on a broadcast data stream is processed and transmitted to specific clients in accordance with processing rules specified in the client profiles.09-08-2011
20110219098METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AND REPRODUCING ADAPTIVE STREAM BASED ON FILE FORMAT, AND RECORDING MEDIUM THEREOF - A method and an apparatus for generating and reproducing an adaptive stream based on a file format is disclosed. The method includes receiving one or more segments, each of which includes a manifest box, a moov box, and a media data box, from a server and analyzing the manifest box, the moov box, and the media data box; and decoding and reproducing the one or more segments based on a result of analyzing of the manifest box, moov box, and media data box, wherein the manifest box, moov box, and media data box are included in a single file.09-08-2011
20100030871POPULATING AND USING CACHES IN CLIENT-SIDE CACHING - Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to client-side caching. In aspects, when a client receives a request for data that is located on a remote server, the client first checks a local cache to see if the data is stored in the local cache. If the data is not stored in the local cache, the client may check a peer cache to see if the data is stored in the peer cache. If the data is not stored in the peer cache, the client obtains the data from the remote server, caches it locally, and publishes to the peer cache that the client has a copy of the data.02-04-2010
20100030870REGION AND DURATION UNIFORM RESOURCE IDENTIFIERS (URI) FOR MEDIA OBJECTS - A method for providing a portion of a media object to a user is provided. The method includes receiving a URI associated with a media object. The URI indicates a portion of the media object. The method further includes determining the portion of the media object indicated by the URI. The method also includes providing the portion of the media object to a user. Furthermore, a system for providing a portion of a media object to a user is provided. The system includes a memory, logic for receiving a URI associated with a media object, and a processor. The processor is for determining the portion of the media object indicated by the URI, and providing the portion of the media object to a user.02-04-2010
20090222535 Internet Access Server for Isolating the Internal Network from the External Network and A Process Method thereof - A internet access server for isolating the internal network from the external network and a process method thereof, the server is used to isolate the user computer from internet. The computer server universal-based includes a graphics terminal service module, a graphics terminal network transmission module, a internal network transmission control module, a document transmission control module, a system configuration and user management module, and a internet access transmission module. By using the invention, the isolation and security of the internal network and the external network are realized by the special access mode and transmission control. All the authorized computer in the internal network could access the internet via the internet access server which includes a image terminal.09-03-2009
20110191448Subdivision of Media Streams for Channel Switching - The invention provides the possibility of fast channel switching by subdividing N media streams, each media stream representing a channel, into a stream bundle containing for each channel a more important part of the media stream comprising the parts of the media stream considered more important in view of a quality of experience representing an expected quality perception of a user, and into N less important parts08-04-2011
20110191445EFFICIENT STREAMING SERVER - Providing media content includes receiving a request from a client for a portion of a selected media file in a streaming server at a streaming tier in a multi-tiered architecture for media content storage and streaming; streaming the requested portion of the selected media file to the client directly from the streaming server if the selected media file is stored on the streaming server; and streaming the requested portion of the selected media file to the client from the streaming server by reverse proxy to at least one server of a storage tier in the multi-tiered architecture if the media file is not stored on the streaming server.08-04-2011
20090177761LIGHT WEIGHT PORTAL PROXY - A method for accessing locally stored data at a client site via a network request issued by a client browser of a user includes, with a proxy component at the client site, integrating the locally stored data into a placeholder portlet; and providing the portlet including the locally stored data to the client browser in response to the network request. Another method for accessing locally stored data at a client site via a network request issued by a client browser of a user includes providing a placeholder portlet to a proxy component located at the client site; where the placeholder portlet comprises content from an external service provider and is configured to integrate the locally stored data with the content from the external service provider. An electronic data processing system for accessing locally stored data at a client site includes a proxy component configured to intercept requests for access to the locally stored data that are addressed to an external portal server. The proxy component accesses the locally stored data, integrates the locally stored data with content from the external portal server in a placeholder portlet, and serves the placeholder portlet, including the locally stored data, to a requesting client computer.07-09-2009
20100115063SMART ACCESS TO A DISPERSED DATA STORAGE NETWORK - A method for reading data from a dispersed data storage network that includes a plurality of slice servers. The method begins by accessing a list of slice servers of the plurality of slice servers, wherein each slice server on the list stores at least one data slice associated with a data segment of the data. The method continues by transmitting read requests to at least some of the slice servers on the list. The method continues by receiving a data slice from a slice server on the list. The method continues by determining whether a threshold number of data slices has been received. The method continues, when the threshold number of data slices has been received, assembling the data segment from at least the threshold number of data slices.05-06-2010
20100115061SERVER SYSTEM, SERVER APPARATUS, PROGRAM AND METHOD - Provided is a server system that transmits a content back in response to receipt of a request message for the content, the server system including: a request receiver for receiving the request message for the content; a delay notification unit for replying to a request source with a delay message indicating that a transmission of the content is to delay; a restoration unit for restoring the content specified by the request message; and a content transmitter for transmitting the restored content back to the request source.05-06-2010
20090150518Dynamic content assembly on edge-of-network servers in a content delivery network - The present invention enables a content provider to dynamically assemble content at the edge of the Internet, preferably on content delivery network (CDN) edge servers. Preferably, the content provider leverages an “edge side include” (ESI) markup language that is used to define Web page fragments for dynamic assembly at the edge. Dynamic assembly improves site performance by catching the objects that comprise dynamically generated pages at the edge of the Internet, close to the end user. The content provider designs and develops the business logic to form and assemble the pages, for example, by using the ESI language within its development environment. Instead of being assembled by an application/web server in a centralized data center, the application/web server sends a page template and content fragments to a CDN edge server where the page is assembled. Each content fragment can have its own cacheability profile to manage the “freshness” of the content. Once a user requests a page (template), the edge server examines its cache for the included fragments and assembles the page on-the-fly.06-11-2009
20100268796Media Acquisition, Processing and Distribution System for the Internet - The present invention, generally speaking, provides a broad-based solution for acquisition, processing and distribution of media objects including pictures (images), movies, videos, graphics, sound clips, etc via the Internet or the like. And specifically, it is a solution to such systems for use in applications wherein there are multiple originators of media objects that will be viewed in multiple web sites having different viewing requirements. A browser-based prepare and post tool prepares and submits media objects from inside a standard browser to a remote server. A Media Acquisition, Processing and Distribution (MAPD) system receives these media objects, processes them to meet specific requirements, and delivers them for integration into remote databases. MAPD system services include media object submission, processing, hosting and mirroring. The hosting service delivers a media object URL to a remote database, allowing the media object to be requested and served by the media object server. The mirroring service delivers the actual media object to multi-point remote databases to be stored and served by the customer.10-21-2010
20100268794NETWORK TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A network transmission system and a method thereof are disclosed in the invention. The network transmission system in the invention includes a server and a terminal connected with each other via the Internet. In addition, the server stores a plurality of existent files each of which corresponds to an existent signature file. When the terminal wants to transmit a target file to the server, the terminal generates a target signature file corresponding to the target file first and transmits the target signature file to the server. The server compares the existent signature files and the target signature file to determiner whether one of the existent signature files is in accordance with the target signature file. If yes, the terminal cannot transmit the target file to the server.10-21-2010
20090106400REMOTE DATA COPYING AMONG STORAGE SYSTEMS - The present invention provides a method for guaranteeing a data consistency among a plurality of storages and sites, when data transfer is performed by asynchronous remote copying from a site including a plurality of storages. When writing is made into a first storage system or a second storage system, the storage system that received the writing transfers the write data to the other storage system within the site by synchronous remote copying. At this timing the first storage system gives the write data information for order assurance. Furthermore, the first or the second storage system transfers the write data and thus given information for order assurance to the third or the fourth storage system by asynchronous remote copying. Furthermore, the third or the fourth storage system which has received the write data transfers to the other storage system within the same site the write data and information for order assurance by synchronous remote copy.04-23-2009
20100121942Content Reproduction Device and Content Reproduction Method - According to one embodiment, a content reproduction device connected through a network to a content server comprises a content acquisition module configured to function as a server for a client computer which retrieves to select content registered in the content server and to acquire the content selected by the computer from the content server, and a signal processing module which decodes the content acquired by the content acquisition module, wherein the content acquisition module acquires a uniform resource locator (URL) of the selected content to be reported from the computer and acquires content registered in the URL from the content server.05-13-2010
20090150519PSEUDO REAL TIME INDEXING OF DIGITAL MEDIA FILES - The present disclosure relates to a digital media files and technique for pseudo real time indexing of digital media files. The technique includes capturing at least one digital media file using a network enabled image capture device, connecting the network enabled image capture device to an indexing server over a network and transferring the at least one captured digital media file to the indexing server. The technique further includes indexing the at least one captured digital media file for producing indexed data associated with the at least one captured digital media file, transferring the indexed data associated with the at least one captured digital media file to the network enabled image capture device, and updating the at least one digital media file on the network enabled image capture device with the indexed data.06-11-2009
20090150520Transmitting Assets In UPnP Networks To Remote Servers - Systems and computer program products for allowing a renderer in a UPnP network the capability of being able to render general Internet content of static or dynamic nature, which the renderer was not designed to render in the contents original data format and file type. The system queries all devices on the local network, queries specific remote servers over the Internet, and retrieves data feeds from remote sources. The queried and retrieved data that is not in a format and file type that can be rendered by the renderer is loaded into a template and turned into a format and file type acceptable by the renderer. The queried and retrieved data in the proper format and file type is organized in a custom format and made available for rendering to the renderer. The system has the capability of transmitting content or the metadata of the content within the devices on the local network to a hosting service over the Internet. Additionally, a second local network has the capability of accessing the content stored on the first local network.06-11-2009
20100125646System For Enabling Host-Independent Software Portability Of A Self-Contained Device - A system and method that enable placing on an active PMD host software that normally requires installation on a host, and running such software on a host connected to the PMD, without installing the software on the host. In this way, the PMD becomes self-contained, and can connect to any host for the purpose of interaction, manipulation and transfer of content stored on the PMD, without requiring any proprietary software related to the PMD to be pre-installed on the host, and without installing any software on the host during the connection of the PMD to the host.05-20-2010
20100121940System and Method for Selectively Caching Hot Content in a Content Delivery System - A method includes receiving a request for content from a client, and determining an elapsed time since a previous request for the content. Additionally, the method includes retrieving the content from a content server and storing the content in a cache when the elapsed time since the previous request for the content is not greater than a threshold. Further, the method includes providing the content to the client. The method also includes determining a cache-hit ratio and altering a threshold in response to the cache-hit ratio.05-13-2010
20100121941SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PORTABLE DATA STORAGE DEVICES THAT AUTOMATICALLY INITIATE DATA TRANSFERS UTILIZING HOST DEVICES - A computing system including a media content provider (MCP), a host device, a portable media content storage device (PMCSD), and a data communications network. In response to data communications being initiated between the PMCSD the host device, a data transfer application resident on the PMCSD is automatically executed to determine if any media content transfer instructions exist on the PMCSD or a MCP. The data transfer application resident on the PMCSD may be a portable application not requiring the installation of any configuration or support files to the host device or it may be an application having a boot process that installs configuration or support files to the host device prior to application execution. When one or more media content transfer instructions exists on the PMCSD or a MCP, the media content transfer instruction(s) is processed by the host device, to facilitate media content transfer between the PMCSD and the MCP.05-13-2010
20120110139APPLICATIONS REGISTRY FOR A TELEVISION ENVIRONMENT - An applications registry provides a repository of television-based applications. The registry stores information about television-based applications registered, and allows users to view information regarding the registered television-based applications through one or more portals. The information includes a general description of the television-based applications, a description of an entitlement model for the television-based applications, and downloading information to permit a user to download the application to the home media system. The user accesses the registry, to view information about the television-based application, through a home media system. The home media system, which includes a television, accesses the portal over a network, such as the Internet.05-03-2012
20120110140PARALLEL DATA TRANSFER OVER MULTIPLE CHANNELS WITH DATA ORDER PRIORITIZATION - A parallel download system is described to download data from a plurality of source servers in parallel. The system may include a source scheduler, a prioritization scheduler, and an I/O dispatcher. The source scheduler generates a download schedule to control which source servers will be downloaded from at a current point in time. The prioritization scheduler tracks the latency and throughput of all channels to the source servers and dynamically adjusts the download schedule to control download performance. The I/O dispatcher produces an output stream to present the downloaded data to one or more external applications or a user.05-03-2012
20120110135Loading a Mobile Computing Device with Media Files - In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for loading media files to a mobile computing device. A media library that includes media files is stored at a server system. Information indicating a present state of the mobile device is accessed, where the present state is based on the device being at a geographical location at a present time. Information indicating a previous state of the mobile device is accessed, where the previous state is based on the device being at a previous geographical location at a previous time. A selection of preferred media files are accessed based on the present state and the previous state. A selection of a subset of media files are accessed based on the preferred media files. At least a portion of each media file in the subset is transmitted to the mobile device.05-03-2012
20120110133FILE TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, FILE TRANSMITTING METHOD, AND FILE TRANSMITTING PROGRAM - A file transmitting apparatus carries out accepting client information of a client as a transmission target from a transmitting terminal 05-03-2012
20120110132IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - There is provided an image processing device including: a transmission unit that transfers data to an FTP server in a specified transmission mode; and a transmission mode specifying unit that initially specifies an active mode for the transmission mode for transferring the data to the FTP server, and if establishing a data transfer connection in an active mode fails, specifies a passive mode for the transmission mode for transferring the data to the FTP server.05-03-2012
20120110131VIRTUAL CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT - A client premises equipment or STB receiver/decoder (05-03-2012
20120110130METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PLAYING MULTIMEDIA FILE AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM USING THE METHOD - A method and a system for playing a multimedia file and a computer readable medium using the method are provided. In the present invention, a control apparatus sends a control command to a destination apparatus. A multimedia playing module in the destination apparatus is enabled according to the control command. And a response message is sent to the control apparatus by the destination apparatus after receiving the controlling command. Afterwards, the control apparatus transmits the multimedia file to the destination apparatus in a streaming mode for playing the multimedia file through the multimedia playing module.05-03-2012
20120110129WEBSITE REDEVELOPMENT WRAPPER - Existing network-based services can be reused by a new network service providing an updated interface to the existing services. A client request directed to the new network service triggers a back-end request from the new network service to the existing network service. The back-end request comprises aspects of the client's request and additional formatting rules and other information to override specific aspects of the existing network service. The existing network service generates a back-end response with its existing functionality that is being reused, and applies the specified overrides. Additional information to be utilized by the new network service in responding to the client can be added to the back-end response. The new network service can then form and transmit a response to the client by utilizing the central portion of the back-end response and appending additional information to it, including the information specified by the existing network-service.05-03-2012
20120110127MESSAGING ABSTRACTION IN A MOBILE DEVICE SERVER - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a mobile device server that receives a pairing key, establishes communication with a media resource center using a web server application of the mobile device server, transmits the pairing key to the media resource center to enable processing of a software application by the mobile device server, detects a request from the software application to utilize a resource of the media resource center, accesses a messaging abstraction library, retrieves a first message from the messaging abstraction library that is representative of the request and that conforms to a first communication protocol of the resource, and transmits the first message to the resource to cause the resource to process the request generated by the software application. Other embodiments are disclosed.05-03-2012
20120110126Loading a Mobile Computing Device with Media Files - In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for loading media files to a mobile computing device. A media library that includes media files is stored at a server system. Information indicating a present state of the mobile device is accessed, where the present state is based on the device being at a geographical location at a present time. Information indicating a previous state of the mobile device is accessed, where the previous state is based on the device being at a previous geographical location at a previous time. A selection of preferred media files are accessed based on the present state and the previous state. A selection of a subset of media files are accessed based on the preferred media files. At least a portion of each media file in the subset is transmitted to the mobile device.05-03-2012
20100115060SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING CONTENT TO USERS ON A NETWORK - A system and method for targeting content to users of a device or network of user-operated devices. In an embodiment, profile information is determined about a user's media consumption activities. One or more inputs are received from an external source to specify what content to target to the user. One or more content items are selected to target to the user based on the profile information and the one or more inputs. The selection of content items is performed without communicating the profile information outside of the user's device or network of user-operated devices.05-06-2010
20100115059TRANSACTION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A method of transaction processing in a system comprising a plurality of distributed nodes, the method comprising the steps of receiving a message at a first node, the message defining an operation to be performed on data associated with an entity, queuing the message for processing by a message handler running on the node, permitting the message handler to process the message, in the event that no other message handler is operating on the data and forwarding the message to a second node for subsequent processing.05-06-2010
20100125649Dynamic Image Delivery System - A dynamic image delivery system receives a client request for an image at an image caching server. The image caching server measures the client's network access speed and looks for an appropriate pre-rendered copy of the requested image that is rendered for the client's network access speed in local storage. If the appropriate rendered copy is found, then the image caching server sends the rendered image to the client. If it is not found, then the image caching server dynamically renders a copy of the image and sends it tot he client.05-20-2010
20130219025SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROUTING MEDIA - The system and method for streaming media to a viewer and managing the media comprises an enhanced service routing processor (ESRP), a real time switch management system (RTSMS), a name routing processor (NRP), and a managed media switch (MMS). The RTSMS has a reservation system. The ESRP receives media from an owner, manages the media according to media rules and order rules defined by the owner, and distributes the media to one or more switches, such as the MMS, according to the media rules and the order rules. The RTSMS is configured to receive the media rules and to receive a viewer's media request via the reservation server. The reservation system of the RTSMS processes the media request according to the media rules and builds a reservation for the requested media. The RTSMS generates the reservation to the viewer and to the NRP. The NRP receives the reservation data from the viewer and from the RTSMS. The NRP processes the reservation data and locates an MMS that can stream the media to the viewer. The NRP transmits the IP address of the MMS to the viewer and transmits the reservation data to the MMS. The viewer initiates a session or connection with the MMS using the reservation number. If the reservation data from the viewer matches the reservation data from the NRP, the MMS streams the media to the viewer.08-22-2013
20120036227Reducing DNS Lookups - A method for reducing Domain Name System (DNS) lookup traffic in a computer data network in a system including a router in communication with a client computer includes the steps of receiving a DNS lookup request through a web browser when the user requests to open a particular URL. The router sends the DNS lookup request for a hostname of the web server to a DNS server and receives a corresponding IP address. The router forwards the IP address to the web browser and the web browser sends a network connection request with a file transfer request to the router. The router forwards the request to the web server. The web server responds to the request by sending an HTML document for the web page. Upon receiving the HTML document, the router examines the HTML document for the URLs associated with image elements to be downloaded for display of a web page and sends one DNS lookup request for each of the distinct hostnames, regardless of how many times that distinct hostname appears in the HTML document. The router receives IP addresses, each of which corresponds to one of each of the distinct hostnames and modifies the HTML document by replacing the each of the distinct hostnames, including their recurrences, in the URLs associated with the image elements with their corresponding IP addresses.02-09-2012
20100121943Secure Access to Remote Resources Over a Network - A client computer hosts a virtual private network tool to establish a virtual private network connection with a remote network. Upon startup, the virtual private network tool collects critical network information for the client computer, and sends this critical network information to an address assignment server in the remote network. The address assignment server compares the critical network information with a pool of available addresses in the remote network, and assigns addresses for use by the client computer that do not conflict with the addresses for local resources. The address assignment server also provides routing information for resources in the remote network to the virtual private network tool. The virtual private network tool will postpone loading this routing information into the routing tables of the client computer until the client computer requests access to a specific resource in the remote network. When the client computer requests access to a specific resource in the remote network, the virtual private network tool will only provide the routing table with the routing information for that specific remote resource.05-13-2010
20090094347PEER TO PEER BROWSER CONTENT CACHING - Facilitating browser access to cached content available from a peer to peer network by receiving a request for content from a content server, receiving from the content server content metadata indicating that the requested content is available from at least one alternative user computing device via a peer to peer network, instantiating on the user computing device a browser helper application which facilitates access to the peer to peer network, and receiving from the content server a lookup table comprising a list of alternative user computing devices from which the requested content is available. The lookup table can be parsed to select an alternative user computing device from which the content, or portions thereof, is requested. The received content can the be stored for later use or presented to the user via the browser.04-09-2009
20100100609SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIRECTING DISPLAY OF A STANDARD OPERATION PROCEDURE OF AN ITEM USING MULTIMEDIA DEVICES - A method for directing display of a standard operation procedure of an item using multimedia devices positioned on at least one workbench that produces the item. The method divides the SOP into several instruction steps, assigns a corresponding identifier to each instruction step of the SOP, and sends a start command to multimedia devices. The method further downloads and directs a instruction step of the SOP having the same identifier with the multimedia device if the multimedia device receives the start command.04-22-2010
20100082776SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STREAMING OF DYNAMIC WEATHER CONTENT TO THE DESKTOP - A method, system and program product for streaming of dynamic information content over an interactive media such as the Internet. The dynamic content, such as dynamic weather data, is collected from a plurality of collection sources such as geographically distributed local weather reporting stations. The data information can be relatively static or dynamic, constantly changing data. The dynamic content is stored in databases maintained on a direct access storage device at the dynamic content server. The selection of dynamic content to be transmitted to the end user client is based on a demographic profile that is completed at the time of end user client registration and which precedes delivery of any selected content in response to end user client requests. An application resident on the dynamic content server streams selected content simultaneously to a plurality of end user client devices for each end user client request. An application resident on each end user client device generates a plurality of processing threads for a series of independent commands, each of which is transmitted to the dynamic content server at specified preset intervals and generates a server-selected response. In a weather content collection and delivery embodiment, local, real-time weather data can be received continuously from thousands of weather reporting stations, and transmitted simultaneously by the weather content server to millions of end user desktop clients, with each user receiving current weather data that is generated from a nearby weather collection station.04-01-2010
20090043870METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING MEDIA CONTENT PRESENTED ON A MEDIA PLAYING DEVICE - A system and method for identifying media content presented over a media playing device. The media content, such as audio and/or video, is either available digitally or digitally sampled. The media content is sampled to generate a media sample or analytical representation of the media content. The media sample is compared to a collection of sampled (or represented) media content to identify it and to ascertain information related to the sample. This media content-related information is then presented to the user via a display means on the media player. The media player then presents the user specific and related actions that are based upon the information presented and allows the user to directly execute their choice of actions.02-12-2009
20100082772COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMPUTER USABLE MEDIUM THEREFOR - A communication device to communicate with a responsive server via a network to obtain the time information from the responsive server is provided. The responsive server is capable of responding to a request for time information issued by the communication device. The communication device includes a preliminary data transmitter configured to transmit preliminary data to the responsive server, prior to transmitting the request for time information, and a time information requester configured to transmit the request for the time information to the responsive server and receive the time information which is transmitted from the responsive server in response to the request.04-01-2010
20090259731INSERTING A MULTIMEDIA FILE THROUGH A WEB-BASED DESKTOP PRODUCTIVITY APPLICATION - Technologies are described herein for inserting a multimedia file through a web-based desktop productivity application. A request for the multimedia file is received from a client computer over a network. A request for the multimedia file is transmitted to a server computer over the network. The request for the multimedia file is transmitted via a proxy web service. The multimedia file is received from the server computer over the network upon transmitting the request for the multimedia file. The multimedia file is inserted in a document edited by the web-based desktop productivity application.10-15-2009
20090240787Method and System for Redirecting an Electronic Content Request to an Alternate Content Transport Mechanism or Storage Site - A method includes receiving content from a provider, storing the content at a location of a local cache, and transmitting a request for the content from a user device to a transport proxy server. The method also includes receiving an indicator from the transport proxy server, and accessing the content from the location of the local cache.09-24-2009
20090210517INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD RECORDING MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - An information management device and method, an information processing device and method, a recording medium, and a program that allow the provision of optimum content to each individual user are provided. In a Pochara service server 08-20-2009
20090210514METHODS, APPARATUSES, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS, AND SYSTEMS FOR MOBILE WEB BROWSING - An apparatus for delivering web content to a mobile device may include a processor. The processor may be configured to determine whether a web page may be adapted or should be viewed in its original form, transcode the original web page to generate a transcoded version of the web page if it is determined that the web page may be adapted, and to send data comprising either the original web page of the transcoded version to a remote device. Users may request a different version than the processor's initial determination, and an aggregation of such user preferences may be used to make a better determination of what version to send by default to all users. Corresponding methods, computer program products, and systems are also provided.08-20-2009
20120271920REAL-TIME PROCESSING CAPABILITY BASED QUALITY ADAPTATION - The quality of a media stream transmitted to a client device is dynamically adapted based on real-time availability of resources on the client device. Central processing unit resources, memory availability, buffer usage, graphics processing unit usage, etc., are continuously monitored to evaluate the ability of a device to handle media streams of particular quality levels. When it is determined that resources at a client device temporarily can not handle a high quality media stream, a lower quality stream is selected and provided to the client device without having to establish a new session.10-25-2012
20100125648SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE SERVING OF EXTENDED BIT DEPTH HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES - A novel and useful system and method for the serving and display of extended bit depth (EBD) high resolution images on a web browser using multimedia platform code or code for a graphics framework. To display an EBD image, such as an x-ray or MRI image set, on a web browser, the image data is mapped into a plurality of channels of pixels of a color image which a web browser is able to handle, where each channel holds a portion of the full dynamic range of the original EBD image. At the client, a color transform is applied to the color image data which takes into account the user's desired VOI settings. The resulting display image has the exact values as if the VOI was applied to the original EBD image and is dynamically mapped to the display capabilities of the client viewing framework thus enabling a reviewer to detect any available details of the image.05-20-2010
20100100607Adjusting Content To User Profiles - One embodiment is a method that determines at a client computer a relevancy of information received with respect to a user profile. The method then adjusts a ranking of the information according to the relevancy and displays a selected portion of the adjusted information on the client computer.04-22-2010
20100100608MEDIA DEVICE AND INTERFACE - A media device is provided for receiving a listing of media content items from a server, at least one of the media content items being a group entity which is representative of a collection of individual media content items. Each of the media content items is then presented to the user for selection. A user may select one of the group entities and the associated individual media content items will then be presented to the user for further selection. An individual media content item may be selected and the selected media content may be transmitted from the server to the media receiver for immediate play back or saved for later playback.04-22-2010
20090063661METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING FORMS AND PUBLISHING FORM DATA - A computer system, method, and computer-readable medium for presenting forms and publishing form data are provided. A software component is operative to determine if a request for a network resource containing a form has been received. If such a request has been received, the software component determines whether a previously compiled class file should be utilized to respond to the form request. If a previously compiled class file cannot be utilized, the software component compiles a class file capable of generating the fields of the requested form. When the class file is compiled, a field engine table is consulted and field names for the fields to be placed on the requested form are retrieved. A field name specified in the field engine table is associated with the correspondence fields in a form. When a submission containing response data for the fields in the form as received, the software component saves the response data in an output table having fields named identically to the fields in the form.03-05-2009
20090259733MAIL MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A mail magazine distribution system includes an information receiver side including a terminal having transmission and reception functions, and an information provider side including a server which in turn includes a database in which accumulated information is stored and a transmission unit for transmitting the accumulated information from the database to the terminal. The server of the information provider side includes a reception unit for receiving return information from the terminal. The transmission unit transmits, at timing determined in advance or when the reception unit receives distribution request information from the terminal, part of the accumulated information to the terminal.10-15-2009
20090259732VIDEO UPLOAD SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Video upload systems and methods are provided. The system comprises a video capture unit and a management module. The video capture unit captures a video. The management module stores registration data. The management module automatically links to a website according to the registration data, and uploads the video to the website.10-15-2009
20090210516USING MOBILE DEVICE TO CREATE ACTIVITY RECORD - A communication device and a data server record and collect events and event-related data to create an activity record. A user of the communication device may request that events and related data be recorded and collected using a configuration option on the communication device or through an interaction with the data server. Data are grouped into data sets and uploaded to the data server either automatically or upon user approval. The data server uses the uploaded data to create an activity record which the user may access through a website. The user uploads additional data which are associated with the activity record. In some instances, the data server embeds a link pointing to the additional data in an entry in the activity record corresponding to an event associated with the additional data.08-20-2009
20090210513ASYNCHRONOUS AUTOMATED ROUTING OF USER TO OPTIMAL HOST - A system and method of automatically routing a user to an optimal data center of a host. A method includes transmitting a web page having measurement code and modification code from one of a plurality of data centers to a computing device. The measurement code determines an optimal data center of the plurality of data centers for the computing device, and the modification code alters at least one link in the web page to point to the optimal data center.08-20-2009
20100125647SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATION-SPECIFIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - The present invention provides a remotely accessible platform providing predetermined lists of industrial sector options, as well as tailored listings of vendors and/or service providers supplying such options. In particular, the present invention includes a system for facilitating resource identification and selection, including a server coupled to a communication network, the server including a list module having a predefined list of items and a vendor module generating a listing of a plurality of vendors supplying at least one item on the predefined list, where the listing of the plurality of vendors is generated based upon an identified location.05-20-2010
20090144396PRELOADER EMPLOYING ENHANCED MESSAGES - A disclosed method of serving web page requests includes detecting a client request for a web page that contains an object. A preloader application is invoked to execute while the object is downloading to the client. The preloader application displays a preloader message during at least part of the downloading interval. At least a part of the preloader message is an advertisement or is otherwise unrelated to a progress of the downloading of the object. A size of the object may exceed a specified threshold and/or a type of the object may match any of a set of predetermined object types. The set of predetermined object types may include a Java® object type, a Flash® object type, or another object type suitable for implementing motion graphics. In some embodiments, the preloader application resides on a third party web site.06-04-2009
20090287796METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE AND CARRIER INDEPENDENT LOCATION SYSTEMS FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A method and system for a device and carrier independent geographic location protocol. Specifically, the present invention provides location information of a mobile device to third parties in a communication network through a protocol that is device and network carrier independent. Position information of any first format is sent to a proxy server. An identifier that identifies the type and format of the position information is also sent. The proxy server then locates and accesses an executable plug-in module associated with the identifier to convert the position information of the first format into one of a plurality of standard location formats. The executable plug-in module converts the position information into a second standard format as required by the third party. After the position information is converted to the second format, the proxy server sends the position information to the third party.11-19-2009
20080288610Image Control System and Method - An image control system for allowing a user to freely access a Web server of a carrier other than the carrier providing a portable telephone service utilized by the user. The image control system comprises a plurality of portable telephones 11-20-2008
20100094972Hybrid distributed streaming system comprising high-bandwidth servers and peer-to-peer devices - Hybrid distributed streaming system comprising high-bandwidth servers and peer-to-peer devices. The system includes fractional-storage CDN servers storing a first portion of rateless-coded fragments; and bandwidth amplification devices having a significantly smaller storage space and bandwidth compared to the servers, and storing a second portion of the fragments. Wherein both portions comprise unique rateless-coded fragments encoded with a high redundancy factor from streaming contents, the second portion is much larger than the first portion, and the first portion comprises approximately enough fragments to reconstruct the streaming contents.04-15-2010
20100094969Reduction of Peak-to-Average Traffic Ratio in Distributed Streaming Systems - Reduction of peak-to-average traffic ratio in distributed streaming systems, including a large number of fractional-storage CDN servers accessed via the Internet, and storing erasure-coded fragments encoded with a redundancy factor greater than one from streaming contents, and a very large number of assembling devices obtaining the fragments from the servers in order to reconstruct the streaming contents. The assembling devices are spread over different time zones spanning at least three hours and balance the bandwidth load between the servers.04-15-2010
20100094961Methods and systems for requesting fragments without specifying the source address - A content delivery system which supports fragment requests without specifying the source address, including an assembling device, a relay server, and fractional-storage servers. The assembling device issues a client-request to receive enough erasure-coded fragments to reconstruct a portion of streaming content. The relay server receives the client-request, selects a plurality of fractional-storage servers that together store enough fragments to reconstruct the portion, and transmits, to the fractional-storage servers, fragment pull protocol requests for these sufficient fragments, on behalf of the assembling device. And the fractional-storage servers transmit the requested fragments to the assembling device in response to the fragment requests.04-15-2010
20080209012METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING SECURE REMOTE ACCESS OVER A NETWORK - A method and apparatus that provides means for remotely accessing a device over a network. The method and apparatus includes connecting, by a first device, to a server over a network for communication with a second device over the network, sending a request for remote access from the first device to the second device over the network by utilizing information provided by the server, storing, by the second device, remote access data in an image file, wherein the remote access data stored includes information to remotely access the second device or resources of the second device over the network, sending the image file with the remote access data to the first device over the network and accessing, by the first device, the second device or resources connected to the second device over using the remote access data stored in the image file.08-28-2008
20080209011Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social network members - Systems and methods for automatically locating web-based social network members are provided. According to one embodiment, contact content including an associated GPS identifier and status for web-based social network members located at or near the same location automatically appears on a GPS-enabled device. A further exemplary system includes a GPS-enabled device configured to receive a GPS identifier and a status representing a location and a current state for a web-based social network member, a processing module that associates the received GPS-identifier and the received status, and a communications module that sends the associated GPS-identifier and status to a server comprising a web-based social network database. Contact content in a web-based social network database record in the web-based social network database is updated to include the associated GPS identifier and status for the web-based social network member.08-28-2008
20080209009METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SYNCHRONIZING CACHED SEARCH RESULTS - Search result files are synchronized among multiple servers so that each of the servers stores copies of the search result files stored by others of the servers. Such synchronizing may be performed periodically. In cases where search result files stored at different servers have similar labels, older ones of the similarly labeled search result files may be replaced by newer ones thereof at each respective one of the servers during the synchronization process.08-28-2008
20110173301Media resource system and media resource providing method - A media resource system and a media resource providing method are provided. The media resource system includes: a service processing module which is used to process the media resource system logically; a user configuration information module which is used to set and/or store the user configuration information associated with the service; a resource storage and management module which is used to store and manage media resources. The personalized media resource playing could be realized in a manner that a variety of services use a suit of media resource system commonly.07-14-2011
20090276505WEB SERVICE CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD - A computer readable storage medium stores a Web service control program that allows a computer to execute a process comprising: receiving from a consumer of a reservation request for a reservation which reserves the Web service and defines a condition; acquiring a state of a server; determining whether to accept the reservation according to the condition and the state; accepting the reservation when it is determined to accept the reservation; transmitting a reply, when the reservation is accepted; detecting, when receiving a Web service request which includes first information based on a first communication protocol and second information based on a second communication protocol, the reservation identifier in the second information to determine according to result of the detecting whether or not the Web service request conforms to the reservation; and transferring the Web service request when the Web service request is determined to conform to the reservation.11-05-2009
20090282127METHOD FOR ENABLING BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT FOR MOBILE CONTENT DELIVERY - A system, method and device are disclosed for managing bandwidth in content delivery from a push content server to a wireless device. The system may include: a content server configurable to deliver content to the wireless device; a processor for controlling operation of the server; a communications subsystem coupled to the processor; a memory coupled to the processor; and a storage device coupled to the processor. The content server may include a module for managing bandwidth in content delivery from the content server to the wireless device, the module being configured to cause the content server to: record a policy for the delivery of content to the wireless device; initiate content delivery to the wireless device; evaluate the policy to determine whether new content for delivery is deliverable to the wireless device; deliver content when the policy is satisfied; and decline delivery of content when the policy is not satisfied.11-12-2009
20090282128FIRMWARE UPGRADE FOR THIN CLIENTS USING ONE OR MORE SERVERS - A process and system for upgrading firmware in a thin client in a network environment. The process may proceed on an automated basis during boot-up by using one or more FTP addresses stored in the thin client. Multiple FTP servers may be accessed. The same firmware upgrades may be stored on more than one FTP server. Different firmware upgrades may instead or in addition be stored on different FTP servers.11-12-2009
20090282126SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLAYING DATA OF A REMOTE COMPUTER - A system for playing data of a remote computer has the remote computer, a network media player and a display. The network media player is able to play data with specified formats. The remote computer uses a data-identifying module to identify formats of data and a data-streaming module to output the data with the specified format to the network media player, or transforms the data to the data with specified format through a data-processing module and continuously outputs the transformed data to the network media player through the data streaming module. The display is connected to the network media player and shows played data.11-12-2009
20090287797Generating, Storing, and Displaying Graphics Using Sub-Pixel Bitmaps - Techniques for generating, storing and displaying graphics on computer systems are disclosed. The type of graphics in particular are images, where the image can be defined as a set of areas, whether these areas are lines, geometric shapes, letters or other types of areas. The effect of using these methods is that graphics, such as digital maps, can be handled faster, with more flexibility and with higher display quality, both for screen use and for printing.11-19-2009
20090287794Assisting media servers in determining media profiles - Assisting media servers to determine profiles of locally served media objects involves enumerating digital media objects on a media server device. A remote procedure call of a network server is invoked to determine the media profile identifiers. Sample portions of the digital media objects are accessed, and the sample portions are usable to assign media profile identifiers to the respective digital media objects. The sample portions of the digital media objects are sent to the network server. In response to invoking the remote procedure call, the media server device receives the media profile identifiers assigned to the sample portions from the network server. The media profile identifiers are assigned to the digital media objects at the media server device based on the assignment of the media profile identifiers to the sample portions.11-19-2009
20100146077PROVIDING INFORMATIN ABOUT VIDEO CONTENT - A method of providing information about video content to a client is disclosed. The method includes: receiving a request from a client requesting information about video content, the request including an internet protocol address of the client; establishing (a) a geographic location of the client from the internet protocol address; and (b) a time of the request; identifying one or more content providers available in the geographic location; in dependence on the one or more content providers and the time, retrieving information about the video content from a database; and providing the information to the client. Related apparatus and methods are also disclosed.06-10-2010
20120297031Anonymous Signalling - Embodiments include a method in a server for facilitating anonymous communication between a first web browser on a first communication device and a second web browser on a second communication device. The method includes dynamically establishing a signalling channel on the server for the first web browser responsive to the first web browser browsing to the server. The method further includes creating a unique identifier for the signalling channel, temporarily storing the unique identifier at the server, and then sending the unique identifier to the first web browser. The first communication device correspondingly sends the unique identifier to the second web browser, such an in an email or text message. Then, responsive to the second web browser browsing to the server using the unique identifier, the method includes connecting the second web browser to the established signaling channel for anonymous communication between the first and second web browsers over that channel.11-22-2012
20080275967LINK DELIVERY FOR SUBSEQUENT RETRIEVAL OF NETWORKED INFORMATION - A system and method for providing links to a browser program running on a computer connected to a network include receiving a request from the browser program to transfer a file representing a home page for display in the browser program, and determining a storage location on the computer for links used by the browser program. The system and method may include requesting permission to modify links used by the browser program prior to transferring a list of links to the storage location on the computer for subsequent use by the browser in retrieving information from the network. The list of links may be statically or dynamically generated with one or more links provided by a link server on the network. In one embodiment, accounting information relative to the number and type of links transferred to the user's computer is collected and may be forwarded to an associated billing computer located on the network.11-06-2008
20080275966METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDER-MANAGED CONTENT DELIVERY - Methods and apparatus for the simple, managed delivery of content to communication devices over a wireless network. The interoperation of a client component and a server, either a gateway server or a hosted server, allows for the delivery of content to wireless communication devices in a “push” fashion, i.e., independent of the actions of the end user, in contrast to traditional “pull” media, where an end user is required to request desired content, such as a webpage. Delivery criteria allow for the conditional delivery of content to end users, and access criteria control which content providers communicate with which groups of end users.11-06-2008
20080275965MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND DOWNLOAD CONTROL METHOD - During recovery from a state where a continuous download is impossible, if the mobile communication terminal issues a request for a continuous data download, to the server (S11-06-2008
20120297032METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TUNABLE DISTRIBUTION OF CONTENT - A method and system for tunable distribution of content are disclosed. Preferably, the content comprises digital rights and/or watermark information. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises receiving a request from a client. One or more content files related to the request and a user profile of a user are determined. One or more seeders are assigned to start the delivery of the one or more content files. The client is allowed to obtain a plurality of pieces of the one or more content files from the one or more seeders. At least one piece of the plurality of pieces of the one or more content files contains digital rights and/or watermark information.11-22-2012
20120297034Method, Device and System for Running Application - A method, a device and a system for running an application are disclosed. The method includes: creating a process corresponding to the application, and loading pre-generated data file description information of the application (11-22-2012
20120297030DOWNLOADABLE STANDALONE OFFLINE APPLICATION WITH INTEGRATED DATA FOR DISTRIBUTED OFFLINE PROCESSING - In a system and a method, a request from a client device to generate a downloadable file representing an offline version of a web-based application hosted by a web server is received. Application components and data used by the web-based application are packaged into the downloadable file, and the downloadable file is transmitted to the requesting client device. The web-based application is locked to prevent access to the web-based application. A revised downloadable file is received that includes changes to at least one of the application components and the data contained in the downloadable file. As applicable, the application components and data used by the web-based application are updated with the changes to the at least one of the application components and the data contained in the revised downloadable file. Subsequent to the updating, the web-based application is unlocked, and the downloadable file is invalidated.11-22-2012
20120297033PARTIAL OBJECT DISTRIBUTION IN CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK - Techniques for the distribution of content objects in a content delivery network (CDN) are disclosed. A CDN distribution server detects a content object's availability and determines whether the content object is a candidate for distribution. The distribution server detects the availability of the content object in response to a provider making new or updated content available at a content site or a location within the CDN. The distribution server obtains identifying information for a candidate content object and determines a select portion of the content object to be distributed within the CDN. The select portion can be a predetermined number of bytes located at a predetermined position in the content object, the size and location of which may be determined according to content-specific mapping data. The distribution server pushes the select portion of the content object to one or more groups of CDN edge servers absent an end-user request.11-22-2012
20100121939SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING AN IN-VEHICLE COMMUNICATION NETWORK VIA A MEDIA INTERFACE - A system and method relate to accessing an in-vehicle communication network, including a media interface having a microprocessor. The media interface may be connected to a vehicle media system. Further, a media device may be connected to the media interface, and the media device may access the in-vehicle communication network via the media interface.05-13-2010
20100115062Information processing apparatus and method and program - Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus configured to distribute stored content to a client reproducing apparatus connected to the information processing apparatus via a network, which may include acquiring means; real item information generating means; extracting means; virtual item generating means; reproduction sequence list generating means; virtual item information generating means; collecting means; and distributing means.05-06-2010
20100138518METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DOWNLOADING INFORMATION INTO A SECURE ELEMENT OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method for downloading information from a remote server. The method includes receiving, at a portable device, banking card information for an account and storing the banking card information into a secure memory within the portable device. Responsive to the receiving, a first moblet software module automatically sends a wireless message to the remote server to inform the remote server of the banking card information being received at the portable device. The portable device may receive a second moblet software module associated with the banking card information. The portable device may subsequently execute the second moblet software module which utilizes the banking card information, wherein the first and second moblet software modules comprise device independent commands of a generic syntax and wherein further the commands are executed by a device dependent software module also resident on the portable device.06-03-2010
20080244039METHOD OF VIRTUAL ONLINE STORAGE OF DOCUMENTS WITH A USER FRIENDLY INTERFACE - This invention relates to a method for providing a superior file storage system which utilizes the Internet and which has security as well as a superior user experience as foremost goals. The invention is ideal for the secure storage of critical documents, combining the security of a safe deposit box with the advantages of online file storage. Furthermore, the invention is designed to minimize time spent by an end user on organization, security, and file format issues.10-02-2008
20080250118SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS OF A SPACE COMMUNICATION FILE TRANSFER SYSTEM - Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some embodiments a CFDP protocol state machine and state table is implemented on each of a number of entities in a space communication system. Some embodiments of the state table specify at least one action to specific events for each of a plurality of possible states and each state table implements a core CFDP protocol. In some embodiments a method to transfer data into and out of space flight systems and/or ground systems includes receiving a user request into a memory of a CFDP-compliant library apparatus. The method also includes starting a state machine in the memory of the CFDP-compliant library apparatus that prompts a core protocol to transfer a specified file to and/or from a specified destination and initiating transfer of data blocks from the memory of the library apparatus.10-09-2008
20110208839STORAGE AND SERVICE PROVISIONING FOR VIRTUALIZED AND GEOGRAPHICALLY DISPERSED DATA CENTERS - Geographically dispersed data centers each include servers and storage systems and are in communication with each other. An application is installed on a guest operating system on a virtual machine set up on a server at a first data center. The application accesses a logical unit on a storage system at the first data center. When migration of the application is initiated, the process determines whether any of the data centers has server resources and storage resources required to receive migration of the application. A destination data center is selected from candidate data centers meeting requirements for migration of the application. The application and guest operating system are migrated from the first data center to a second virtual machine set up on a second server at the destination data center. If a replica of the LU is not already present at the destination data center, the LU is also replicated.08-25-2011
20100299406STREAMING SERVER ADMINISTRATION PROTOCOL - Network server information has traditionally been obtained through the use of operating systems functions and calls. By adding URL protocol code to the network server, such data may be obtained by use of a URL. In the URL, path information for the container in the server where such data resides is included. Specific server data may be retrieved, or such data may be retrieved recursively among several levels of containers. System calls and other functions may also be added to the URL path name for searching for particular data, or similar types of data through successive levels of containers. The protocol allows server administrators to access server data, in real time, from any user device in a network in which the server resides.11-25-2010
20100005157SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING A GLOBAL TRANSLATOR TO SYNCHRONIZE WORKSPACE ELEMENTS ACROSS A NETWORK - A system transmits new workspace elements or new workspace element changes at a first memory store via an electronic network to a second memory store. The system includes a first memory store for storing workspace elements, a second memory store coupled via an electronic network to the first memory store for storing workspace element copies, an interface for receiving new workspace elements at the first memory store, and a general synchronization module for electronically transmitting copies of the new workspace elements via the electronic network to the second memory store.01-07-2010
20090265447METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CONTENT - A method for providing content through a content providing system, including permitting access to the system through a media device; outputting a screen including a plurality of menu items including a view brand content item; when the view brand content item is selected by a user, outputting a screen including specific brand goods and a keyword input window; receiving a keyword input from the user; outputting a search result screen including brands matching the input keyword; outputting an e-book related to a brand selected by the user; outputting a brand store selected by the user; classifying and outputting brand content selected by the user according to a producer of the content; storing content selected by the user in an internal user space; and providing a publicity space in which the content stored in the internal user space can be publicized.10-22-2009
20090265446Content delivery apparatus and content delivery method using the same - A content delivery system includes a delivery server, a storage apparatus having a logical unit for storing data regarding content items, and a management apparatus having a content management unit for managing a delivery server. The delivery server includes a conversion unit and a delivery unit. The conversion units acquires original data regarding a content item from an external origin server in response to a content addition request from the content management unit, converts the original data to data for delivery, and stores the content data for delivery in the first logical unit. The delivery unit reads, in response to a content delivery request from the client, the data for delivery from the logical unit and transmits it to the client.10-22-2009
20120047237Method, Server, Computer Program and Computer Program Product for Communicating with Secure Element - It presented a method for sending a message to a secure element connected to a mobile equipment, wherein the secure element is coupled to a user of the mobile equipment. The method comprises the steps, performed in an application manager server of: receiving, from an application server, an application message and an identifier of a destination secure element; generating a secure element message from the application message; from a plurality of connectivity providers, selecting a connectivity provider capable of communicating with the destination secure element; and sending the secure element message to the selected connectivity provider for forwarding to the destination secure element. A corresponding application manager server, computer program and computer program product are also presented.02-23-2012
20080281946Automatic migration of data via a distributed computer network - A method and apparatus for the automatic migration of data via a distributed computer network allows a customer to select content files that are to be transferred to a group of edge servers. Origin sites store all of a customer's available content files. An edge server maintains a dynamic number of popular files in its memory for the customer. The files are ranked from most popular to least popular and when a file has been requested from an edge server a sufficient number of times to become more popular than the lowest popular stored file, the file is obtained from an origin site. The edge servers are grouped into two service levels: regional and global. The customer is charged a higher fee to store its popular files on the global edge servers compared to a regional set of edge servers because of greater coverage.11-13-2008
20080288611Receiving Apparatus and Receiving System - A receiver apparatus capable of retaining the quality of video images received through complexity-reduced small-load processing without having to depend upon its associated transmitter device. In cases where an instruction is made for receiving streaming data in the process of performing the processing of download data, when the loss of such streaming data is predicted to increase in such a way as to go beyond a predetermined degree if both the processing of download data and the processing of streaming data are performed at a time, the receiver performs the processing of the streaming data by giving thereto a higher level of priority.11-20-2008
20080313310Method for Distributing Programs over a Communication Network - A method of distributing programs enables distribution of programs on demand to end devices in a communication network to enable communication between first and second end devices. A data object server stores programs that are needed for communication between first and second end devices. The programs are associated by the data object server with a device class. The first and second end devices can send data object requests to the data object server to request an program associated with a particular device class. In response to the data object request, the data object server sends a control program associated with the specified device to one of the first and second end devices.12-18-2008
20090319639CONTENT IDENTIFICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM, AND SCIDM CLIENT AND SERVER - A content identification method and system, and a secure content identification mechanism (SCIDM) client and server are provided. The content identification method includes: selecting an identification mechanism for a content to be identified; extracting identification information of the content to be identified corresponding to the selected identification mechanism; and sending a first content identification request, in which the first content identification request contains the selected identification mechanism and the identification information, and is adapted to request an SCIDM server to identify an attribute of the content to be identified by using the identification mechanism and according to the identification information. Thus, a load of a content identification system is reduced, and an efficiency of content identification is improved.12-24-2009
20080235354NETWORK AGNOSTIC MEDIA SERVER CONTROL ENABLER - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for interacting with a media server on a network and/or protocol agnostic basis. According to one embodiment, a method for controlling a media server can comprise receiving a request to perform a media control function of the media server from an application via a northbound interface of a media server control enabler. The northbound interface can provide an abstract interface for invoking one or more of a plurality of media functions of the media server. The media control function of the media server can be requested via a southbound interface of the media server control enabler. The southbound interface can provide an interface specific to the media server.09-25-2008
20080235353System and method for confirming an association in a web-based social network - A method for confirming a request for an association with an organization by a user of a web-based social network is disclosed. In one embodiment, the request includes an e-mail address not controlled by the organization. The request may also be part of an application for membership with the web-based social network. A determination is made whether the request is accepted based at least partially on a specified number of prior requests for association with the organization or being identified as a member of the organization by another user already a member of the organization. The organization may be a high school, a college, a university, a business, a non-profit company, or any other group of people who may desire to associate with each other.09-25-2008
20080313309CLIENT-SERVER DATA TRANSFER CONTROL - Disclosed are a method, a client/server system and a computer program for controlling the data transfer from a server system to a client system that runs remotely an application on the server. The data transfer control is effected by defining a first trigger event and a second trigger event in the client system. The client system and the server are arranged so that an occurrence of a first trigger event terminates the transfer of at least one type of data from the server system to the client computer, while an occurrence of the second trigger event reintroduces the terminated data transfer.12-18-2008
20080209010INFORMATION SHARING BETWEEN IMAGES - A content-based image retrieval technique for sharing image information between images. In the present image information sharing technique digital photographs containing relevant comments and links to web pages are supplied by a set of authors. A user of the image information sharing technique takes a digital picture of something that interests them, such as, for example, a poster, a product, a painting, and uploads it to an image information sharing server. The image information sharing technique then matches the photo to an image in an image information sharing database. The comments and web links associated with the matched photo are subsequently sent to the user.08-28-2008
20080209008Method and apparatus for processing remote control key data in home network device - Provided are a method and apparatus for receiving remote control key data in a home network and requesting a server to perform an operation corresponding to the remote control key data. The method includes converting the remote control key data to a code which can be referred to in a web document received from the server, determining an operation corresponding to the code by referring to the web document, and requesting the server to perform the determined operation. Accordingly, even when an item corresponding to a function supported by the server is not displayed on a menu screen, a user receiving a service from the server using a client device in the home network can use the function by instinctively pressing a remote control key corresponding to the function.08-28-2008
20080215708Dissecting Sample Sharing System - The present invention relates to a dissecting sample sharing system that is composed of a room terminal system and a central control system. The room terminal system at least includes a computer, an image partitioning device and one or more dissecting table units which have image collecting function. The computer sends designation signals to a control case in each dissecting table unit. The control case controls the dissecting table according to the designation signals, and synchronously sends the visual signals, which are obtained from the image collecting device in the dissecting table unit to the image partitioning device. The image partitioning device sends the visual signals to the room terminal system. The central control system is composed of a central control computer and central control software that are connected through network to have communion with each other. The present invention realizes the sample information supply to remote people, it also have interaction system for operators thereby achieves the progress of teaching and research.09-04-2008
20080209013SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING PLAYLISTS - A system for sharing playlists utilizes a network, such as the Internet. A player device other than a general purpose computer, such as a dedicated media player or a remote control for a dedicated media player, is in communication with the server over the network. The player device is configured to receive a playlist, queue the playlist, display the playlist, and play a selection from the playlist. A user profile may be used to identify playlists that are likely to contain selections of interest to the user.08-28-2008
20080281945DISTRIBUTED CONTENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A distributed content registry for unique content identification is provided herein.11-13-2008
20100146084DISTRIBUTED CONTROL FOR A CONTINUOUS PLAY BACKGROUND MUSIC SYSTEM - A continuous play broadcast system includes a distributed communications system and a playback control device that is connected to the distributed communications system. The playback control device includes an output device, memory that stores digital media files and a continuous play program, and a controller that outputs the digital media files to the output device according to the continuous play program. The media files include at least one of audio, video and announcements. A computer is connected to the distributed communications system. A web server is connected to the distributed communications system and to a master library of the digital media files. The computer accesses the web server via the distributed communications system to alter the continuous play program for the playback control device. The computer includes a browser module for accessing the web server and the web server transmits executable files to the computer for creating the continuous play program. The executable files are at least one of Active-X® components, Java Applets® and Java Script®. The continuous play broadcast system can also deliver video files and announcement files using the continuous play program. The computer and the playback control device can be integrated.06-10-2010
20100146081Method and system for managing high-bandwidth data sharing - A server arrangement for facilitating the exchange of content between a plurality of user system associated with a common group is provided by employing a centralized server for directing publishing and extracting of content and a plurality of associated servers for facilitating the transmission of content between the user systems. A publisher is directed by the central server to a specific data server where content is to be provided. A consumer is directed by the central server to a specific data server from which content is to be extracted. The system is particularly adept for facilitating the exchange of video data between members of a common group coupled to the Internet.06-10-2010
20080270577ELECTRONIC PAGES WITH COMMUNICATION FEATURES - A system and method for providing a distributed software application is disclosed. The application includes multiple browser window components that run together within a single browser window. Each component manages and displays data independently, so that a series of Internet pages can be simultaneously displayed and manipulated by a user. In one embodiment, an electronic main page is downloaded from a server to a client computer, wherein the main page comprises at least two browser components for displaying additional electronic pages within the main page. The main page includes a user selectable software control for selection of one of the at least two browser components for display.10-30-2008
20080270576APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING DATA TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS CLIENT-SERVER NAVIGATION SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatus reduce data transmission in a wireless client-server navigation system. Data is transmitted from a mobile client to a central server explicitly or implicitly requesting the transmission of map data from the central server. At the same time or previously, the mobile client forwards to the central server, a summary of map data already present at the mobile client. The central server compares the received request to the map data already present at the mobile client based upon the information received from the mobile client, and if there is overlap, the central server downloads the map data requested by the client, but excludes map data determined by the server to be already present in the client based on the previously transmitted summary information, thereby reducing data transmission requirements. The summary of map data present in the client may be transmitted to the central server in a reduced-data format. The reduced-data format may comprise designators associated with regions such as tiles into which a map has been partitioned. System-level aspects are additionally disclosed.10-30-2008
20080270575Layered Abstraction Systems and Methods for Persistent Content Identity - This invention generally relates to methods and systems for associating and identifying content, including both physical and electronic objects, with metadata through networks. The invention also generally relates to routing systems for handling requests including content identifiers. One claimed method is provided for media content identity resolution. The method includes: computing a content identifier from a media content signal; forming a layered content identifier, the layered content identifier including the content identifier, an identity provider identifier and a metadata claim; issuing a resolution request to a routing service to get metadata associated with the layered content identifier, the routing service interpreting the layered content identifier by forwarding the metadata claim to an identity provider identified by the identity provider identifier; and receiving in response to the resolution request, the metadata associated with the layered content identifier. Of course, other combinations are provided and claimed as well.10-30-2008
20080270574RULES FOR SHARED ENTITIES OF A NETWORK-ATTACHED STORAGE DEVICE - A system comprises storage configurable, at least in part, into a plurality of shared entities. The storage comprises rules. Each rule is configurable to specify one or more of the shared entities to associate with a specified computer identity so that at least one computer identity is associatable with a different set of shared entities from at least one other computer identity.10-30-2008
20090119388CONTENT RELAYING DEVICE AND CONTENT RELAYING METHOD - A content relay apparatus and content relay method are provided as an apparatus and method capable of effectively reducing an access time to a content server even in a case where a content is provided to a lot of terminals as receivers.05-07-2009
20110173300IPTV Presence And Interaction Protocol - Disclosed are techniques for a protocol that provides for a TV viewing experience with interaction by allowing for social collaboration of non co-located TV viewers and integrating the TV viewing experience with social networking concepts and interactive multimedia communication. The protocol enables a digital video distribution system (e.g., IPTV) to provide a user with presence, channel, and grouping information regarding other users in the IPTV system and available video content. The protocol also enables users of the IPTV system to interact using real-time and/or non-real time communication.07-14-2011
20080320106TRANSACTION ACCELERATOR FOR CLIENT-SERVER COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS - In a network having transaction acceleration, for an accelerated transaction, a client directs a request to a client-side transaction handler that forwards the request to a server-side transaction handler, which in turn provides the request, or a representation thereof, to a server for responding to the request. The server sends the response to the server-side transaction handler, which forwards the response to the client-side transaction handler, which in turn provides the response to the client. Transactions are accelerated by the transaction handlers by storing segments of data used in the transactions in persistent segment storage accessible to the server-side transaction handler and in persistent segment storage accessible to the client-side transaction handler. When data is to be sent between the transaction handlers, the sending transaction handler compares the segments of the data to be sent with segments stored in its persistent segment storage and replaces segments of data with references to entries in its persistent segment storage that match or closely match the segments of data to be replaced. The receiving transaction store reconstructs the data sent by replacing segment references with corresponding segment data from its persistent segment storage, requesting missing segments from the sender as needed. The transaction accelerators could handle multiple clients and/or multiple servers and the segments stored in the persistent segment stores can relate to different transactions, different clients and/or different servers. Persistent segment stores can be prepopulated with segment data from other transaction accelerators.12-25-2008
20080320105SYSTEM, SERVER AND INFORMATION TERMINAL FOR DETECTION OF A BLACK HAT - A system includes an information terminal of a user B which stores information of users A and B; an information terminal of a user C which stores information of users A and B; and a server. The information terminal of the user B generates a first calculation result by an arbitrary calculation of the information stored therein and sends this result to the server to be registered. The server correlates an identification tag of the user B with the first calculation result and stores this information. The information terminal of user C generates a second calculation result by the arbitrary calculation of information stored therein and sends this result to the server to be registered. The server correlates an identification tag of the user C with the second calculation result and stores this information. The server searches for a calculation result which matches the first calculation result and sends an identification tag which is correlated with the second calculation result or flag information to show that the first and second calculation results match.12-25-2008
20110173299WEBSITE-BASED NETWORK FILE EXPLORER - There is provided a method and system for a web browser based file storage and retrieval. Data files may be stored for retrieval to a data store of a web server providing a web page-based interface for accessing the data store. Web pages presented via the web browser application may comprise a list of data files accessible for retrieval. A selected data file of the list is downloaded and a client application invoked for execution by the computer for interacting with the selected data file. The selected data file is automatically monitored for changes; and at least a changed portion of the selected data file uploaded in response to the monitoring. A context menu of options for respective data files may be provided to assist with file retrieval, for example, to direct the invocation of a client application with the downloaded data file.07-14-2011
20100146080 INTELLIGENT SYSTEM OF UNIFIED CONTENT POSTING - A method, apparatus and system is applied to provide a unified content posting mechanism. The method comprises: receiving a single version of content to be posted on one or more remote servers; formatting the received content according to one or more predetermined criteria for posting on the one or more remote servers; posting the formatted content on the one or more remote servers via one or more post services. The method, apparatus and system provide the standardized and simplified process of posting content to the websites.06-10-2010
20100146078SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PRESENTATION OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT - A system and a method for controlling the presentation of multimedia content. Multimedia content is provided to a plurality of multimedia devices, control signaling is sent to each of the plurality of multimedia devices, and responsive to the control signaling, each of the multimedia devices presents the provided multimedia content. The multimedia content provided to each multimedia device can alternatively be the same or coordinated (i.e. different) content. The control signaling can include indications as to which of the multimedia content to present, when to start presenting it, and when to stop presenting it. Responsive to the control signaling, each of multimedia devices can present one or more items of multimedia content. The coordinated presentation of multimedia content by the plurality of multimedia devices results in a collective form of multimedia presentation that goes beyond the presentation of the individual multimedia content items on each of the individual multimedia devices.06-10-2010
20110173298Method for Organizing Business Card - A method for organizing business cards is provided. The method includes steps of: creating a first business card for a first user; transmitting information of the first business card to a server and registering on the server with a first registration number; handing out the first business card with the registration number printed to a second user; logging on to the server with the second registration and related log-in identification and password and providing the first registration number to the server; and having the information stored and organized in the second electronic business card book accessible remotely using an Internet browser or email systems.07-14-2011
20090031007SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING MEDIA DATA - A method and computer program product for receiving a plurality of media data file portions on a client electronic device from a remote distribution server computer. Each media data file portion is associated with a media data stream. A user is allowed to select a specific media data file portion for rendering. The specific media data file portion is chosen from the plurality of media data file portions. Upon the user selecting the specific media data file portion, at least a portion of the specific media data file portion is rendered and a specific media data stream associated with the specific media data file portion is obtained from an on-demand media server computer.01-29-2009
20090100150Screen reader remote access system - The present invention provides an assistive technology screen reader in a distributed network computer system. The screen reader, on a server computer system, receives display information output from one or more applications. The screen reader converts the text and symbolic content of the display information into a performant format for transmission across a network. The screen reader, on a client computer system, receives the performant format. The received performant format is converted to a device type file, by the screen reader. The screen reader then presents the device type file to a device driver, for output to a speaker, braille reader, or the like.04-16-2009
20110016198SERVER, TERMINAL, AND REPRODUCER01-20-2011
20120036225REMOTE APPLICATION INVOCATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A remote application invocation system and method are provided herein.02-09-2012
20120036229ROUTE GUIDING SYSTEM, ROUTE SEARCH SERVER, ROUTE GUIDING MEDIATION SERVER AND ROUTE GUIDING METHOD - An area which may be en-route from a departure place to a destination is specified, and when a route which passes through the specified en-route area is an optimal route, a guidance for the optimal route is given. Route search servers (02-09-2012
20110208838METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING SECURE ACCESS TO PRIVATE NETWORKS WITH CLIENT REDIRECTION - Improved approaches for providing secure access to resources maintained on private networks are disclosed. The secure access can be provided through a public network using client software of client-server software and/or with file system software. Multiple remote users are able to gain restricted and controlled access to at least portions of a private network through a common access point, such as an intermediate server of the remote network.08-25-2011
20110208837METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DATA COMMUNICATIONS IN CLOUD COMPUTING ARCHITECTURE - Example embodiments of the present disclosure concern a system and method for selectively intercepting communications in a cloud computing environment by receiving communications from one or more thin-client terminal systems connected via a local area network, determining one or more recipients of each received communication, and based on a determination that the one or more recipients of a communication include only thin-client terminal systems connected via the local area network, intercepting the communication and preventing the communication from being transmitted to a central server connected to the local area network via a wide area network, storing the communication, and forwarding the communication to the one or more recipients connected to the local area network.08-25-2011
20110208835METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING MULTIMEDIA DATA - A system, method and apparatus for distributing a multimedia data from a server are provided. Tag filter data is stored at the server. The multimedia data and at least one tag are received at the server from a computing device. The multimedia data is filtered by comparing the at least one tag with the tag filter data. The multimedia data is transmitted from the server to at least one multimedia renderer associated with at least one of the tag and the computing device.08-25-2011
20090089403MOBILE DATA COLLECTION AND VALIDATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Methods and systems for collecting and validating data are provided. Data may be collected from users at a variety of locations with a mobile device. The mobile device may wirelessly transmit the collected data to a central location. The collected data may then be validated at the central location and any resulting error messages may be transmitted to the mobile device while the mobile device remains in close proximity to the user so that the data may be corrected.04-02-2009
20120198028TRANSACTIONAL INDEPENDENT PERSISTER CLONING SYSTEM - A computer program product, including a computer readable storage medium to store a computer readable program, wherein the computer readable program, when executed by a processor within a computer, causes the computer to perform operations for moving data stored on a transactional semantic independent persister in a distributed environment. The operations include: receiving an indicator to move data stored by the persister at a first node of the distributed environment to a second node of the distributed environment, wherein the data corresponds to a source; and cloning the persister at the first node to a cloned persister at the second node in response to receiving the indicator, wherein the cloning includes: moving data stored by the persister at the first node to the cloned persister; and moving remaining data in a data stream between the source and the persister at the first node to the cloned persister.08-02-2012
20090177757System for content-based peer-to-peer indexing of data on a networked storage device - An apparatus consisting of a networked data storage device and a software system for automatically indexing the data on the storage device by topic, and for sharing both the data and the topic indexes on the network. These may be used to provide the user of the apparatus with functionality including, but not limited to, content-based searching, sharing and automatic recommendations.07-09-2009
20110125874SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT - Disclosed are a multimedia content transmission system and a method thereof. The multimedia content transmission system and the method thereof includes generating profile information about a user of a terminal in response to a transmission request for a multimedia content being inputted from the terminal, dividing the multimedia content corresponding to the transmission request into a plurality of media contents based on the profile information, and transmitting, to a corresponding virtual terminal of at least one virtual terminal related to the user, each of the media contents via a corresponding individual transmission network, in response to the transmission request.05-26-2011
20110125873SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SENSOR OVERLAY NETWORKS - A system and method for providing a sensor overlay network is disclosed. The system may comprise a control module configured to receive and respond to data requests; a forwarding module configured to receive a data request from at least one network element and forward a response to the data request to the at least one network element, wherein the data request is directed to a control module; and a sensor module, communicatively coupled to the forwarding module and control module, configured to emulate the control module by receiving and responding to the data request from the forwarding module and handle data traffic received from the forwarding module.05-26-2011
20110125872PERSONALIZING SPACE IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - Machine-readable media, methods, apparatus and system are described. In an embodiment, a model client platform may generate a file image comprising an incremental file stored on a first model block of a model storage unit of the model client platform; generate a file description image comprising file description stored on a second model block of the model storage unit, wherein the file description comprises a position of the first model block in the model storage unit; and upload the file image and the file description image to a server connecting with the model client platform. An ordinary client platform may generate an ordinary block bitmap indicating usage status for each ordinary block of an ordinary storage unit of the ordinary client platform; and receive the file description image from the server connecting with the ordinary client platform.05-26-2011
20090287795Method, System, and Service Server for Providing Firmware Through Communication Network - A firmware providing method in which firmware for an electronic device is downloaded from a service server provided on a communication network to a communication terminal. Display information to be displayed on a display of the electronic device is stored in the service server as language standard data that responds to a plurality of languages in accordance with a model of the electronic device. The communication terminal downloads, from among the language standard data, data in which a model of the electronic device and a language are specified, edits at least a portion of the language standard data, and then transmits the edited display information to the service server. In response thereto, the service server generates firmware for the electronic device of the same model based on the edited display information and returns the firmware to a return target terminal.11-19-2009
20090006581Method and System For Downloading Streaming Content - According to this invention a content object can be downloaded that is being sent to an access device (01-01-2009
20090177760Data Distribution Network - A data distribution network or system is provided that distributes digital data of any type, but in particular is configured to efficiently distribute digital data for media content titles. The network comprises a data center configured to generate one or more data streams carrying digital media content tiles for transmission to an orbiting satellite transmitter from which a signal containing the one or more data streams is broadcasted. A plurality of subscriber devices are provided, each of which is configured to receive the broadcasted signal from the satellite transmitter and to store digital data associated with a media content title desired by a subscriber device user without immediately presenting the media content title to the subscriber device user.07-09-2009
20090327454SERVICE FLOW PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A service flow processing apparatus requests a service on a network to perform processing in accordance with a service flow description document and an interface description document, and receives a response from the service. The service flow processing apparatus also generates a proxy service that corresponds to the service, and if a normal response has not been received from the service, the service flow processing apparatus changes the destination of the request for the service described in the interface description document to the proxy service.12-31-2009
20090327453METHOD FOR IMPROVING DATA READING SPEED OF A DISKLESS COMPUTER - A method for improving data reading speed of a diskless computer is applied to at least one diskless computer and a remote server having at least one disk drive and a cache unit. The method comprises acts of retrieving a data reading request from the diskless computer, determining if the requested data is in the cache unit, transferring the requested data from the cache unit to the diskless computer when the requested data is in the cache unit and transferring the requested data from the at least one disk drive to the diskless computer and the cache unit when the requested data is not in the cache unit. Therefore, speed of the diskless computer reading data from the remote server increases because access speed of the cache unit is faster than a conventional disk drive.12-31-2009
20090327452AUTOMATED CHANNEL DATA EXTRACTION AND TRANSFORMATION - Select portions of product channel data collected by a product channel participant and stored in a data warehouse are periodically extracted based on a previously determined template. The extracted subset of product channel data is thereafter transformed so that the format of the data complies with that of the requesting enterprise. Once transformed, one or more rule sets is applied to the subset of transformed data to guarantee that the information complies with requirements set forth by the enterprise yet does not violate any disclosure rules of the product channel participant. Thereafter and on a scheduled basis, the transformed and validated data is delivered to a delivery server from which the enterprise can retrieve the data at its convenience.12-31-2009
20090144398Content Distribution Over A Network - Methods, systems, and computer program products for using a transport function to provide and receive identifications of content available over a network and to provide and receive user-selected content over the network.06-04-2009
20090144397Service provisioning in a communication system - The invention relates to a service provisioning method in a communication system. In the method information regarding a communication control entity capable of servicing a user of the communication system is received at a first entity associated with the communication system from a storage entity. Based on said information, an originating request is then signalled from the first entity to the communication control entity.06-04-2009
20090144395System and method for optimizing content retrieval over a data network - A method is described comprising: receiving a request for content stored on a network site from a data processing device, the request including and address for the content and first version information usable to identify a version of the content previously-downloaded to the data processing device; transmitting a first request to the network site on behalf of the data processing device, the first request including the address of the content but requesting only second version information related to the content, the second version information identifying a current version of the content stored on the network site; comparing the first version information with the second version information to determine whether the current version of the content stored on the data processing device is the latest version; transmitting an indication to the client that the client has the latest version of the content if the first version information matches the second version information; if the first version information does not match the second version information, then transmitting a second request to the network site requesting the latest version of the content and forwarding the latest version of the content to the data processing device.06-04-2009
20130219027User Targeted Medical Imaging And Information Packaging, Compression And Distribution System - A computer-based method and system of distributing biological sample data acquired as a digital image of a subject biological sample. The acquired digital image and image capture data are processed according to at least one user. This results in processed image data and capture metadata. The processed image data represents biological sample data of the subject biological sample. A package processing combines the processed image data and capture metadata into a working Package. The method and system enables simultaneous electronic access to the working Package by multiple users, across multiple sectors, in addition to the one user.08-22-2013
20130219023EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM NOTIFICATIONS VIA OVER-THE-TOP SERVICE - A device receives first streaming media from a content delivery server at a client device via an OTT network service. The device receives an Emergency Alert System (EAS) notification at the client device, and receives via the OTT network service and plays, subsequent to the EAS notification, EAS media at the client device. The device disables a user interface at the client device to prevent user interface interactions until completion of the playing of the EAS media.08-22-2013
20130219024METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ACCELERATING CONTENT AUTHORED FOR MULTIPLE DEVICES - Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and apparatus for improving the delivery of web content that has been authored for multiple devices. In certain embodiments, an intermediary device such as a proxy server determines the characteristics of a client device requesting multi-device content, obtains and examines the multi-device content, and in view of the particular requesting client device removes portions that are irrelevant for that device. Doing so can accelerate delivery of the content by reducing payload and relieving the client device of the processing burden associated with parsing the content to make that determination itself, among other things.08-22-2013
20090248838Method and system for pairing a medium to a user account - There is provided a system for pairing a medium with a user account comprising a media player configured to retrieve a medium identifier from the medium and a player identifier from a memory of the media player. The media player is further configured to transmit the medium identifier and the player identifier to a server. Additionally, the media player is further configured to receive a key associated with the medium identifier and the player identifier from the server. The server is configured to receive the key and the user account for pairing the user account with the medium associated with the key. A computer may be utilized to transmit the key and the user account to the server, after the key has been provided to a user by the media player. The media player and the computer may communicate with the server via the Internet.10-01-2009
20090248839USING A PROXY TO REDIRECT DOWNLOADS - One aspect of the present invention provides a system configured to enable a proxy to redirect downloads from a web server to one or more remote machines via a command issued from a local computer web browser. In one embodiment, a user accesses the web server with a web browser on a local computer, and uses the web browser to initiate the download from the web server. Connection and authentication information for the download is sent to a router/proxy which is connected to both the local machine and the one or more remote machines. The router/proxy redirects the download to a process running on the one or more remote machines, where the download is then saved. The web browser on the local computer is then notified when the download is complete.10-01-2009
20090024719Methods and apparatus for enabling use of web content on various types of devices - A method system for interactive communication with a web site using a mobile communicator having the following functionalities: receiving, at a server, an http request from a mobile communicator being used by a user, the http request identifying a website and should the mobile communicator not support a client-side script employed by the website, causing the server to emulate the script so as to enable the user to interact with the website.01-22-2009
20110225269System For Efficient Allocating And Monitoring Of Public Transport - A method, a machine-readable medium and a system for efficient allocating of public transport. The allocation method comprises receiving request data from an input module and determining vehicle data of each of a plurality of vehicles. The request data comprises request location and the vehicle data comprises vehicle location. The allocation method further comprises selecting a portion of the plurality of vehicles and sending a request query to at least one of the selected portion of the plurality of vehicles. The vehicle data of each of the selected portion of the plurality of vehicles complies with at least one selection criteria and the request query comprises the request location. At least one of the selected portions of the plurality of vehicles is allocatable to the request module based on and in response to the sent request query.09-15-2011
20110225267SERVER SYSTEM FOR VIEWING IN-HOUSE INFORMATION, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - Leakage of information is prevented when information in an in-house server is viewed by a mobile telephone. A request from a mobile telephone is applied to a virtual server via the Internet, a distribution server and a virtual bridge device. The request is applied to the virtual bridge device from the virtual server, and the virtual bridge device appends a VLAN tag indicating that the request is a request for a company A. The request is input to a data center router. The router determines from the VLAN tag that the request is a request for company A and transmits the request to a LAN for company A. Thus the request is reliably applied to the LAN for company A, which is the access destination.09-15-2011
20090204688METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODIFYING HTTP AT A REMOTE DATA CENTER VIA TUNNELING - Disclosed is a method for targeted web content modification. In the method, a network service provider determines whether a web content request from an internet user station is a first-type request or a second-type request. If the web content request is a first-type request, then the first-type web content request is forwarded to the internet. Otherwise, if the web content request is a second-type request, then the second-type web content request is tunneled to a content modification station. The content modification station selectively responds to the tunneled second-type web content request with a redirection including a modified web content request. The internet user client receives modified web content based on the modified web content request.08-13-2009
20090063658FAST FILE SERVER METHODS AND SYSTEMS - The invention provides, in one aspect, an improved system for data access comprising a file server that is coupled to a client device or application executing thereon via one or more networks. The server comprises static storage that is organized in one or more directories, each containing, zero, one or more files. The server also comprises a file system operable, in cooperation with a file system on the client device, to provide authorized applications executing on the client device access to those directories and/or files. Fast file server (FFS) software or other functionality executing on or in connection with the server responds to requests received from the client by transferring requested data to the client device over multiple network pathways. That data can comprise, for example, directory trees, files (or portions thereof), and so forth.03-05-2009
20110145368ASSESSMENT FEEDBACK SYSTEM - The assessment of an assessed person by an assessor is fed back to the assessed person together with his/her self-assessment to provide the assessed person with an opportunity to consider the assessments. An assessment feedback system of the present invention is such that the assessed person and the assessor perform assessments along a main assessment document, in which assessment items (questions) relating to the attitudes and behavior of the assessed person are classified by category. The main assessment results (360 fb: grasp of current situation) are then fed back to the assessed person to select one assessment item for each category, based on the main assessment results. This leads to create a subsidiary assessment document for performing an intermediate assessment (360 fb: intermediate measurement) along the subsidiary assessment document. Finally, a final assessment is performed along the main assessment document (360 fb: final measurement).06-16-2011
20110145364AUTOMATED DYNAMIC PORTLET RENDERING - A portlet from a portal server is received at a computing device. A second server is queried for an initial portlet visibility rule for the portlet. The initial portlet visibility rule is received from the second server. A determination is made as to whether to render the portlet based upon the initial portlet visibility rule. The portlet is rendered in response to determining that the initial portlet visibility rule indicates to render the portlet.06-16-2011
20110145372EMBEDDING A MEDIA HOTSPOT WITHIN A DIGITAL MEDIA FILE - A computer-related and/or business type method is presented for embedding one or more media hotspots within a digital media file and, in response to interaction from a separate target entity, such as via an associating request, associating one or more resultant actions with the media hotspot(s). In exchange for associating the one or more resultant actions with the media hotspot(s), an interactive media service entity being affiliated with a web site displaying the digital media file and/or a user being affiliated with the digital media file itself is compensated based upon at least one compensation plan.06-16-2011
20110145369DATA DOWNLOADING SYSTEM, DEVICE, AND METHOD - A downloading device is provided. The downloading device is connected to a server and a portable device. The portable device is for obtaining a picture of an object that includes an address data of required data stored in the server. The downloading device includes a communication module, an address recognizing module, and a downloading module. The communication module is for receiving the obtained picture transmitted from the portable device. The address recognizing module is for recognizing the address data from the received picture and changing the recognized address data to a character string. The downloading module is for downloading the required data from the server according to the address data through the communication module and transmitting the required data to the portable device through the communication module.06-16-2011
20110145370METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO PERSONALIZE CONTENT STREAMS - Methods and systems to insert secondary content within a primary audio and/or video stream in real-time. Insertion may be implemented as a continuous process and/or on-demand, and may be implemented independent of content provider and content consumer platform technologies. Insertion may be implemented transparent to content providers and content consumers. Secondary content may include personalized content, which may be personalized with respect to an individual and/or a group of individuals. Secondary content may include personalized advertising content. A media stream may be monitored and inspected and to determine where to place personalized content.06-16-2011
20110145367SCALABLE CACHING OF REMOTE FILE DATA IN A CLUSTER FILE SYSTEM - Scalable caching of remote file data in cluster file systems is provided. One implementation involves maintaining a cache in a local cluster file system and caching local file data in the cache by fetching file data on demand from the remote cluster file system into the local cached file system over the network. The local file data and metadata corresponds to the remote file data and metadata in the remote cluster file system. Updates made to the local file data and metadata are pushed back to the remote cluster file system asynchronously.06-16-2011
20110145366CONCURRENT EXECUTION OF REQUEST PROCESSING AND ANALYTICS OF REQUESTS - Request processing within a computing environment is facilitated. Request processing and analytics processing for the request are performed substantially concurrently in order to improve efficiency of request execution. The analytics processing is at least commenced, and may complete, prior to receiving an indication of success or failure of the request processing. If request processing fails, analytics processing ceases, if not already complete, and results of the analytic processing are not used.06-16-2011
20110145365Systems, Methods and Machine-Readable Mediums for Integrated Quality Assurance Brokering Services - Systems, methods and machine-readable mediums for interfacing a plurality of service providers to address at least one service issue, are provided. The systems may include a storage device and a processor. The storage device may store service provider data and service request data for a plurality of service providers. The service request data identifying the at least one service issue with one or more of the plurality of service providers. In one embodiment, the processor may programmed to receive the service provider data from a plurality of service provider terminals, receive the service request data from at least one remote terminal, store the service provider data and the service request data in the storage device, and facilitate communication between the first service provider terminal and the customer terminal to address the at least one service issue. The computer readable mediums provide instructions to cause the processor to perform the operations above.06-16-2011
20110225270CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEM - The system (09-15-2011
20090055512System and Method for Upgrading Telemonitor Unit Firmware - Systems and methods minimize loading of servers which automatically provide upgrades to downstream processors minimize server loading by randomly distributing the upgrade requests. Each of the downstream processors can establish its own randomized next time for an upgrade. Upgrade time intervals can be limited to off-peak evening and weekend hours.02-26-2009
20110225266STORAGE SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods for extent reference count updates are presented. In one embodiment; a reference count update method includes: receiving a plurality of data files associated with various modalities; performing an analysis on the data files including examining an impact of the plurality of data files on storage based upon a type of the modality; and forwarding resulting analysis information for presentation in a convenient user interface, including an indication of the impact of the plurality of data files on the storage based upon the type of the modality. In one embodiment the analysis includes resource consumption analysis of the storage associated with the type of modality. The analysis can include a cost analysis of the storage associated with the type of modality. The storage can be included in a cloud environment.09-15-2011
20090083396AUDIO-VISUAL NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION DYNAMIC MEMORY ARCHITECTURES - Buffering data associated with a spatial publishing object data store at a buffer distance proximate a user presence in a spatial publishing object space. The buffer distance comprises a measure based at least in part on: capacity of a communications path between the data store and the user platform; availability of memory at the user platform; movement of a user presence through the space; traffic in the communications path; processing resources available; amount of objects within a distance of the user presence; amount of objects in the space; type of objects; proximity of objects to the user presence; and rate of the user presence movement in the space. Movement of the user presence in the space buffers data such that data for a proximate object is available in the buffer for presenting to the user when the user's presence is a predetermined distance from the proximate object.03-26-2009
20120079079Data Management System Server Apparatus and Method for Monitoring A Wireless Communication Network - A data management system of a distributed architecture for monitoring mobile communication in a wireless communication network is claimed. Systems and methods enable receiving reporting data related to events that occur in a wireless network from the perspective of the wireless device. The data management system is capable of generating a data reporting profile and communicating with a wireless device. The application processor is capable of monitoring and reporting a plurality of conditions within the wireless device and sending and receiving communications from the data management system. The baseband processor is capable of monitoring and reporting plurality of conditions on the wireless network and sending and receiving communications with the application processor. Both the application processor and the baseband processor monitor and report the conditions of the device and the network by applying a series of logical rules found within the data reporting profile.03-29-2012
20120079077JUST-IN-TIME WRAPPER SYNCHRONIZATION - The invention is directed to just-in-time (JIT) retrieval of directory information to reduce network traffic and load on directory servers and/or data sources by requesting only the information that is currently needed from the directory server. In the invention, a wrapper operating with a directory server and an application programming interface (API) provides this capability. The wrapper is configured to receive a request from a client and to determine a location corresponding to a set of current attribute values for responding to the request. The wrapper retrieves the set of current attribute values in a JIT manner from at least one of the following: the directory server and an external source. A set of current attributes is returned to the client from the wrapper. By propagating information in a JIT manner, only the information that will be currently used is propagated across the network.03-29-2012
20120079076HIGH SPEED PARALLEL DATA EXCHANGE - Systems and methods for transfer of data including establishing two separate connections, the two separate connections including a high speed connection and a high integrity connection. Blocks of data are exchanged over the high speed connection while the high integrity connection facilitates communication of descriptor data regarding data received over the high speed connection. As such, the data transfer speed of the high speed connection is utilized while communication via the high integrity connection allows for data reliability features not provided by the high speed connection.03-29-2012
20090070437METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO MANAGE THE VIRAL TRANSFER OF RENTAL MEDIA - The technology described herein provides systems and methods for the viral transfer of entertainment media with a “media exchange” established based on tools over the internet in a “buddy list,” peer-to-peer, social networking environment, or the like, without utilizing a service provider's distribution system. Additionally, this technology provides tangible media exchange in a geographically local area, wherein the media exchange is prearranged based on the “buddy list,” peer-to-peer, social networking environment, and so forth.03-12-2009
20110231521MEDIA CONVERGENCE PLATFORM - A media convergence platform allows time-shifting and place-shifting of live, video on demand, and recorded content across multiple devices, displays, etc. Users are able to pause content on one device and resume where they left off on another device. The media convergence platform allows users to record, select, consume, add, delete, manage, and manipulate media content including live programming across user authorized devices such as set top boxes, computer systems, mobile devices, etc.09-22-2011
20080263182REMOTE LOADING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK EQUIPMENT - A remote loading system for network equipment is provided, which includes a loading server configured to send a loading command and an equipment prepared for loading connected to the loading server through a network. The loading server sends a command for validating a loaded content to the equipment prepared for loading, and the equipment prepared for loading performs an operation of validating the loaded content according to the command for validating the loaded content. A corresponding remote loading method for network equipment is also provided. A control on validating the loaded content is achieved through the command for validating a loaded content. Moreover, a way of validating the loaded content immediately and a way of validating the loaded content through a specific program are respectively adopted to realize the loading of an unconditionally resetting equipment and a conditionally resetting equipment.10-23-2008
20080263181Multimedia system and navigation unit terminal - A multimedia system includes a master unit terminal and slave unit terminals. The master unit terminal functions as an interface for communications with an external server, in which status a program updating process is executed between the server and the slave unit terminal. In the multimedia system, property information on the slave unit terminal is acquired when the master unit terminal is connected to the slave unit terminal on a communication-enabled basis, an update program for the slave unit terminal is acquired from the server via the master unit terminal on the basis of the property information, and thereafter the updating process is executed. This scheme in the multimedia system enables troublesomeness felt by a user to be reduced to the greatest possible degree and security for updating the program of the unit terminal to be guaranteed.10-23-2008
20080263180APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR RESILIENT CONTENT ACQUISITION - An apparatus includes a directive handling module configured to implement a directive, wherein the directive defines requirements for locating, establishing, and maintaining a network connection with a remote host, and a content acquisition module configured to acquire content over a network according to the directive. A system includes a client module having the apparatus, and a directive server configured to parse a content-related request and generate a directive in response to the request. The directive may be based upon potentially sensitive business, network, location, or other policies that remain securely maintained by the directive server. A method includes implementing a directive, defining requirements for locating, establishing, and maintaining a network connection with a remote host, and acquiring content over a network according to the directive.10-23-2008
20110231522DISTRIBUTED DIGITAL MEDIA METERING & REPORTING SYSTEM - A distributed digital media metering and reporting system makes available digital media files for multiple consumer devices from a computer-based infrastructure. The consumer devices meter the number of playbacks of a media file that last beyond a predefined extent, in order to generate metering data, and then automatically report that metering data back to the computer-based infrastructure.09-22-2011
20110231520METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVELY STREAMING CONTENT INCLUDING PLURALITY OF CHAPTERS - A streaming method and apparatus, in which information regarding a plurality of chapters of content is inserted into a media presentation description that includes information regarding a plurality of media data generated by encoding the content so as to have different qualities, and then, streaming is performed based on the information.09-22-2011
20110231519ENHANCED BLOCK-REQUEST STREAMING USING URL TEMPLATES AND CONSTRUCTION RULES - A block-request streaming system provides for improvements in the user experience and bandwidth efficiency of such systems, typically using an ingestion system that generates data in a form to be served by a conventional file server (HTTP, FTP, or the like), wherein the ingestion system intakes content and prepares it as files or data elements to be served by the file server, which might include a cache. A client device can be adapted to take advantage of the ingestion process as well as improvements that make for a better presentation independent of the ingestion process. The client devices and ingestion system can be coordinated to have a predefined mapping and template for making block requests to HTTP file names that a conventional file server can accept through the use of URL construction rules. Segment size might be specified in an approximate manner for more efficient organization.09-22-2011
20110231518LATENCY REDUCTION IN COLLABORATIVE PRESENTATION SHARING ENVIRONMENT - A method and system for delivering a presentation created using a presentation application program are disclosed. One method includes initiating, from a presentation computing system, display of a presentation to one or more remote computing devices. The method also includes creating an initial display package based on the presentation that includes metadata describing the presentation and an image representative of the presentation, and uploading the initial display package to a presentation server. The method includes, after uploading the initial display package, creating an initial set of presentation slides from the presentation, and uploading the initial set of presentation slides to the presentation server. The method further includes, after uploading the initial set of presentation slides, uploading at least a remaining portion of the presentation to the presentation server for display at one or more of the remote computing devices.09-22-2011
20110231517Smart download system for mobile devices with multiple data interfaces using enhanced HTTP proxy server - A smart download system is described that enables partitioning of data downloads from internet into a mobile device (09-22-2011
20090100152SYSTEM FOR SELECTING A NETWORK ELEMENT - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a client terminal having a controller to transmit a request for a communication identifier of each of a plurality of network elements in a proximity to the client terminal, receive the communication identifier of each of the plurality of network elements, initiate a quality assurance test with a quality assurance client of each of the plurality of network elements according to the communication identifier of the respective network element, compare telemetry information derived from the quality assurance test for each of the plurality of network elements to a desired operational criterion, select one of the plurality of network elements according to said comparison, and consume one or more services provided by the selected network element. Other embodiments are disclosed.04-16-2009
20090100153METHOD OF SELF SERVICING AN APPLIANCE - A method of self servicing an appliance includes connecting a service accessory to an appliance, recording diagnostics data associated with the appliance onto the service accessory, removing the service accessory from the appliance, coupling the service accessory to a personal computer, and uploading the diagnostics data to an automated service system. Another embodiment includes coupling a service accessory to a computer having a test script, transferring a test script from the computer to the service accessory, connecting the service accessory to the communication network of the appliance, establishing communications between the service accessory and the appliance using the communication network; and executing the test script over the communication network.04-16-2009
20090106397Method and apparatus for interactive content distribution - Systems, methods, and apparatus for distributing content include receiving content from a content provider. Activating a media device when desired content is being observed. Building a request for the desired content, the request including information identifying the content provider. Communicating the request for the desired content to a media server that extracts the information identifying the content provider, the media server searches a network for the content provider and based identifies the content that the content provider was providing when the request was made. Retrieving the desired content, and providing the desired content to a requesting user.04-23-2009
20090204690IDENTIFYING A LOCATION OF A SERVER - A method for identifying a geographic location of a server. A request is delivered to the server to send back a message via a cellular network; the message of the server is received via a cell of the cellular network; cell location information about the geographic location of the cell that received the message is delivered; the cell location information is used as information about the geographic location of the server.08-13-2009
20090198795INFORMATION DEVICE - A device for obtaining, storing and displaying information from a remote server, the device has a modem for establishing communication sessions with the remote server. A memory coupled to the modem stores the obtained information, and a display is coupled to the memory for displaying the stored information. The device automatically and periodically communicates with the remote server for obtaining the information.08-06-2009
20090198794PROVIDING REMOTE ACCESS TO SEGMENTS OF A TRANSMITTED PROGRAM - A method for providing remote access to segments of a transmitted program is presented. The program is recorded, and then stored at a communication server. Information specifying a segment of the stored program is transferred from a communication device to the communication server. Also, a request for access to the specified segment of the stored program is transferred from another communication device to the communication server. In response to the request, the specified segment of the program is transferred from the communication server to the requesting communication device.08-06-2009
20120198031Method and Apparatus for Signaling Presentation Description Updates in HTTP Streaming - A method comprises updating, by an apparatus, a media presentation description file, associated with media content streamed to one or more client devices using hypertext transfer protocol; and embedding, within one or more media segments of the media content, an indication of the update of the media presentation description file. At least one of the one or more media segments is provided, upon a request, to at least one of the one or more client devices.08-02-2012
20120198029COMMERCE APPLICATIONS: DATA HANDSHAKE BETWEEN AN ON-LINE SERVICE AND A THIRD-PARTY PARTNER - In various exemplary embodiments, a system and an associated method for presenting a commerce application to an electronic device of an end-user. The method includes establishing electronic communications from the end-user to a first server (e.g., an electronic marketplace) in response to the end-user accessing a widget presented by the first server, and establishing electronic communications between the first server and a second server. The second server may be another electronic marketplace. The first server sends a chrome to the end-user. Substantially concurrent with the first server sending a chrome, the second server transmits electronically an Iframe to be placed within the chrome on a browser on an electronic device of the end-user. The blending of the chrome and the Iframe is transparent to the end user; thus, the end-user may be unaware that additional information (e.g., in terms of the Iframe and any accompanying metadata) is being received from the second server.08-02-2012
20120198027WAIT-FREE STREAM ORIENTED MIGRATION BASED STORAGE - Embodiments of the invention relate to systematic migration of data. Data is streamed to data storage and stored in a virtual storage device (VSD). Stored data is systematically migrated from the VSD to a higher density VSD, while streaming of data is also switched to the higher density VSD. Source and target data extents are maintained and merged upon completion of the data migration, together with linking the streamed data blocks with the migrated data blocks in the order presented in the input stream.08-02-2012
20090259730CONTENT ACCUMULATING SYSTEM, USER TERMINAL APPARATUS, CONTENT ACCUMULATING METHOD,CONTENT ACCUMULATING PROGRAM AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A content storing system for allowing a storing apparatus, which has a limited size of storage capacity, to be effectively used to record content data. The content storing system includes a user terminal apparatus that records content data received from an external apparatus; and a server that is connected to the user terminal apparatus and that records the content data received from the external apparatus. The user terminal apparatus notifies the server that the content data has been recorded, and further issues, to the server, a delivery request for the content data that was recorded in a user storage apparatus. In response to the delivery request, the server determines, from the notification, that the content data has been recorded, and then the server transmits the requested content data to the user terminal apparatus.10-15-2009
20090193099METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY INCORPORATING HYPOTHETICAL CONTEXT INFORMATION INTO RECOMMENDATION QUERIES - A system facilitates automatically determining the hypothetical context information or the distribution of hypothetical contexts. During operation, the system receives a request from a user for one or more recommendations. The system also receives a current context substantially associated with the request. The system then determines a hypothetical context for the request, wherein the hypothetical context may be determined by considering several sources of information, including but not limited to the current context, past contexts, and relationships between the current context and past contexts. Next, the system determines one or more recommendations for the user based on the hypothetical context. Finally, the system returns the one or more recommendations to the user.07-30-2009
20090240786METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIMEDIA FILES AND ADVERTISEMENTS - The invention is directed to a method of transmitting a file having an advertising portion and a requested portion different from the advertising portion. The method includes receiving a request to transmit the file, via a streaming protocol allowing non-sequential access, transmitting the advertising portion of the file, receiving a request to transmit a portion of the requested portion of the file prior to completing transmitting the advertising portion of the file, completing the transmission of the advertising portion of the file, and transmitting the requested portion of the file.09-24-2009
20100274875INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND FILE DISTRIBUTION METHOD - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a setting module configured to set each of plurality of computers in a data receivable state based on a address information read from a storage module, a reception module configured to receive, from each of the plurality of computers set in the data receivable state by the setting module, a data reception ready notification which is transmitted over the network by multicasting to notify data reception ready, and a transmission module configured to, when the reception module has received the data reception ready notification from each of the plurality of computers, transmit, by multicasting, the data read from the storage module and to be used to install the common system environment to the computers on the network from which the data reception ready notifications have been received.10-28-2010
20090254635METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING PUBLISHED CONTENT ON THE INTERNET - The invention is a method for processing content published on-line so as to identify each item in a unique manner. The invention includes software that receives and reads an RSS feed from a publisher. The software then identifies each item of content in the feed and creates a unique identifier for each item. Each item then has third party content or advertisements associated with the item based on the unique identifier. The entire feed is then stored and, when appropriate, updated. The publisher then receives the augmented feed which contains permanent associations between the third party advertising content and the items in the feed so that as the feed is modified or extended, the permanent relationships between the third party content and previously existing feed items are retained and readers of the publisher's feed do not receive a false indication of new content each time the third party advertising content is rotated on an item.10-08-2009
20090254634Method of Displaying Selected Data - In a first embodiment of the present invention, a method of displaying selected media is disclosed. The method comprises registering a key on a user computer; accessing a key server via the Internet when the key is pressed; and displaying selected media on the user computer. In preferred embodiments of the method, the step of registering a key on a user computer includes the step of generating and storing a unique registration code.10-08-2009
20100180010SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERING DATA TO AND FROM A STANDALONE VIDEO PLAYBACK DEVICE - A server system transfers data via a network to and from one or more “smart” media players. The server system can be used, for example, to facilitate saving and retrieving media player settings, such as user preferences. The server system can also be used, for example, to facilitate a user sharing his or her favorite scene from a movie with other users.07-15-2010
20100161761METHOD FOR AUDIO AND VIDEO CONTROL RESPONSE AND BANDWIDTH ADAPTATION BASED ON NETWORK STREAMING APPLICATIONS AND SERVER USING THE SAME - A method for audio and video control response and bandwidth adaptation based on network streaming applications is disclosed. A server delivers a received control command to a stream controller while a player empties the expired streaming data stored in a buffer thereof. The stream controller controls the input source of a video/audio capturer. The receiver buffer estimator of the receiver estimates whether the amount of the streaming data stored in the buffer is within a safe range and delivers the estimation result and bandwidth variation information to a stream adaptor. If the amount of the stream data is less than a threshold value, the timestamp scalar is adjusted based on the estimation result and the bandwidth variation information, thereby adjusting the consumption rate of the streaming data in the buffer of the player for re-accumulating streaming data of the buffer.06-24-2010
20100169460Methods and Apparatus for Distributing Electronic Media Content for the Purpose of Enhancing Existing Media - Methods and apparatus are provided for distributing electronic media content for the purpose of enhancing existing media. A Media Enhancement Distribution System is disclosed that allows users to download secondary media content, such as trivial pursuit type interaction, games or additional information, from the Internet in order to get additional entertainment or entertainment value that is related to the user's existing media or content. The downloaded content and services could be associated to a specific DVD, a group of DVD, or any DVD. The exemplary Media Enhancement Distribution System is an Internet-based system that provides a mechanism and a process for consumers to specify, access, and download Secondary Media content to be used in conjunction with their existing electronic media (Primary Media). Further, the disclosed system allows content authors to update the downloadable Secondary Media and to provide additional downloadable Secondary Media and to specify the consumer Primary Media to which it can be applied.07-01-2010
20100161767SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLE APPLICATION HOSTING ON A WIRELESS DEVICE - A method of dynamically hosting an application program on a wireless device, a content of the application partitioned into a plurality of module envelopes, each of the module envelopes having a portion of the modules comprising the application, the method comprising the steps of initializing the loading of the application comprising referencing an application information structure, the structure comprising relational information of the module envelopes, selecting one of the module envelopes from the plurality of the module envelopes according to the relational information, configuring a state of the selected module envelope according to a predefined envelope state, the envelope state being selected from a set of envelope states comprising at least two states selected from the group comprising an offline state, an executable state, and a raw state for conversion to the executable state, and providing the selected module envelope, when configured in the executable state, to an application manager for changing the configuration of the application on the device according to the configured module envelope.06-24-2010
20100153521Method and Device for Providing Offline Web Services - A method for offline social networking includes copying at least a part of an online web service profile stored on a server to an offline web service profile stored on a mobile device. Later when the mobile device is in an offline condition, performing one or more web service functions on the mobile device using the offline web service profile stored on a mobile device, and finally connecting with the server and repeating at least one of the one or more web service functions using the online web service profile stored on the server.06-17-2010
20100153522Real-time single entry multiple carrier interface (SEMCI) - A method and system for converting ACORD XML files to and from ACORD AL3 files in real-time. The method for converting from ACORD XML to ACORD AL3 format includes: applying a stylesheet to at least one ACORD XML file thereby generating at least one data record in an intermediate format and including information included in the at least one ACORD XML file; and, translating the at least one record in the intermediate format to ACORD AL3 format. The method for converting from ACORD AL3 files to ACORD XML files includes: translating at least one record including information stored in the ACORD AL3 file format to an intermediate format; and, applying a stylesheet to the at least one record in the intermediate format thereby generating at least one ACORD XML file being indicative of the information and suitable for transmission.06-17-2010
20080307073CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD - In externally uploading data to a storage device in a network, the process for the storage device is controlled in accordance with the state in the network. This invention provides a control apparatus which controls a process for a storage device in externally uploading data to the storage device by communicating with the network to which the storage device and a remote access server are connected. The control apparatus receives an event transmitted from the storage device when it is accessed, calculates the process load of the storage device, and instructs the remote access server to limit the transfer amount of data to the storage device when the calculated process load is larger than a predetermined threshold value.12-11-2008
20080307071RETRIEVING SPECIFIC HIERARCHICAL INFORMATION USING WEB SERVICES - Retrieving specific hierarchical information using web services. In one embodiment, a user sends a request containing an operation to be performed and a data indicating the specific information of interest to a web service. The web service determines the specific hierarchical information from a result of performance of the operation. The user then receives the determined information as a response to the request.12-11-2008
20080307072Mesh networks for advanced search in lifeblogs - A method including creating a node that is associated with an event recorded by a user, storing metadata associated with the node and linking the node with other nodes that are associated with the event, wherein the other nodes comprise at least one of local nodes and remote nodes. The method also includes sending metadata for the node to a corresponding remote node, searching at least one local device or remote device for nodes related to the event by using the metadata of nodes associated with the event and providing information to the user based on results obtained from searching of metadata associated with the local and remote nodes related to the event.12-11-2008
20100180012APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTIMEDIA FILE STREAMING IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - An apparatus and method for multimedia file streaming are provided. In a method for multimedia file streaming in a receiving portable terminal, the method includes determining meta data included in a received packet, generating new meta data having a circular-type media data offset on the basis of the meta data, storing media data included in the packet received in a circular manner according to the media data offset included in the new meta data, and loading the media data stored according to the media data offset included in the new meta data.07-15-2010
20100180013Requesting offline profile data for online use in a privacy-sensitive manner - A method, performed using one or more servers under the control of an ISP, comprises: (a) receiving an electronic transmission from a requesting server of an IP address and a time and date; (b) automatically determining to which subscriber of the ISP the received IP address was allocated at the received time and date; and (c) automatically transmitting an electronic communication that causes delivery to the requesting server of offline data originating from an offline data provider. The delivered offline data concern the subscriber determined to have been allocated the received IP address at the received time and date. The communication does not convey to the offline data provider the subscriber's history of online activity, and the delivery does not convey to the requesting server a personal identity of the subscriber.07-15-2010
20100180011URL BASED RETRIEVAL OF PORTIONS OF MEDIA CONTENT - A media fragmenting system is described herein that allows requesting portions of a content item through information specified in a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) used to retrieve the content item. Media fragments retrieved using the media fragmenting system are cacheable by existing Internet infrastructure and allow clients to retrieve portions of a content item without retrieving the entire content item. The media fragmenting system adds a content range segment to the URI to specify a portion of the content item. A server receiving the URI accesses the content item, identifies the requested portion, and returns the requested portion in a standard HTTP response to the client. Because no changes to the HTTP protocol are involved, intermediate servers, routers, and proxies, can all handle the request and response as well as cache the response without modification.07-15-2010
20100161766System and method for previewing AV data stored in AV server - A system in which a AV data stored in an AV server is previewed by a plurality of edit terminals includes a recording apparatus which is connected to those edit terminals and which is capable of higher speed access than a recording element in the AV server, and a first processing element which makes a request to transfer AV data from the AV server to the recording apparatus and a second processing element which previews AV data from the recording apparatus are provided for each of the edit terminals. Accordingly, a material stored in the AV server can be previewed by the plurality of edit terminals simultaneously in parallel without being limited to the number of the input and output ports of the AV server, and the waiting time becomes short when the edit terminal previews the material stored in the AV server.06-24-2010
20100161763TERMINAL DEVICE AND CONTENT DATA PROCESSING METHOD - A terminal device includes a communication section configured to communicate with a server including content data, a reproduction processor configured to reproduce the content data obtained through the communication, a bookmark creator configured to, in accordance with an instruction from a user, create a bookmark on the basis of information regarding a reproduction location of the content data in the process of being reproduced and information regarding a storage location of the content data, a bookmark storage section configured to store the bookmark therein, and a controller configured to, in the case where an instruction for reading out the bookmark is issued by the user, perform control to read out the bookmark from the bookmark storage section, transmit a request for acquisition of the content data specified by description of the read-out bookmark to the server, and cause the reproduction processor to reproduce the content data transmitted by the server.06-24-2010
20130219022HYPOTHETICAL POLICY AND EVENT EVALUATION - A cluster management system can facilitate determining a response to a hypothetical event by a computer cluster. During operation, the system can receive a request for a policy outcome from a user, such that the request can indicate a hypothetical event within a computer cluster. Next, the system determines a cluster state that includes state information from a plurality of server nodes in the cluster. The system then generates a response plan to the hypothetical event based on the cluster state, without executing the response plan in the cluster. The response plan indicates actions that are to be performed by server nodes in the cluster in response to the hypothetical event. The system then provides the response plan to the user.08-22-2013
20130219021PREDICTIVE CACHING FOR TELECOMMUNICATION TOWERS USING PROPAGATION OF IDENTIFICATION OF ITEMS OF HIGH DEMAND DATA AT A GEOGRAPHIC LEVEL - Method, computer program product and computer system for predictive caching for telecommunication towers having associated local servers, using propagation of identification of items of high demand data at a geographic level comprising the steps of: receiving within a region at least one request for an item of data made by a user device to a local server associated with a telecommunication tower within the region; and determining if the request is for an item of high demand data. If the item is identified as high threshold data, instructing the local servers within the region to cache the item of data; and if the item is identified as second threshold high demand data, sending an indication to at least one centralized server in an adjacent region, such that the centralized server in the adjacent region causes the local servers within the adjacent region to cache the item of data.08-22-2013
20100185753UNIFIED PEER-TO-PEER AND CACHE SYSTEM FOR CONTENT SERVICES IN WIRELESS MESH NETWORKS - A method and apparatus for receiving content over a wireless network are described, including determining a first server from which to receive a content clip to be streamed, requesting the content clip to be streamed from the selected first server, receiving the streamed content clip from the selected first server, determining a peer device from which to receive a content clip to be downloaded, requesting the content clip to be downloaded and receiving the downloaded content clip. The first server is a mesh content server.07-22-2010
20100185747INTERFACING DISTINCT SERVICES FOR PROVIDING WEB BASED DOCUMENT MANIPULATION ACCESS - According to some embodiments, a callback interface for web accessible services is provided. A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or similar address is issued by a host associated service to the user. User's browser provides the URL to an activity service, which on the user's behalf contacts the host service indicated by the URL and supporting the callback interface. The activity service then facilitates the user's requests on documents maintained by the host service through stateless calls to the host service providing web accessible services such as document manipulation, image processing, and similar ones.07-22-2010
20100191833CONTENT AND APPLICATION DOWNLOAD BASED ON A HOME NETWORK SYSTEM CONFIGURATION PROFILE - A system and method is provided for identifying, accessing, and managing service applications for use with associated consumer electronic devices in a home network system. A client side process, executed by a client computing system in the home network system, operates in conjunction with a server side process executed by a server computing system that is coupled with the client computing system via the Internet. The client computing system is implemented by a gateway device coupled with each of the devices via the home network. The client side process includes the steps of: determining device ID information associated with at least one selected one of the consumer electronic devices in the home network system; determining a home network system configuration profile based at least on the device ID information; providing the home network system configuration profile to a selected server computing system via the Internet; downloading an application from the selected server computing system, the application being operative to provide a process associated with the selected electronic devices; and executing the downloaded application at the gateway device to provide a remote interactive process associated with the selected electronic devices.07-29-2010
20100191832COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, METHOD FOR CONVERSION AND PROGRAM - A communication terminal that receives contents information distributed from a source of distribution, comprises: means for converting a leading frame of said contents information to a non-predicted frame in response to an input request.07-29-2010
20100185752SHORTCUT SETS FOR CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS - A method and apparatus for shortcut sets to data sources, such as web sites, is disclosed. The shortcut sets may be associated with a controlled environment. A controlled environment might be a home, corporation, business, etc. As an example, an information technology (IT) manager configures shortcuts for the employees of the company. As another example, a family member configures shortcuts that are common to all family members, when at home. A user may enter a shortcut into a search box of a web browser to be directed to a data source. If the shortcut indicates a search at the data source is desired, then a search is automatically performed at the data source.07-22-2010
20100185749Communication Device, Program and Communication Control Method - There is provided a communication device comprising: a detection unit that detects presence or absence of communication connection with a server storing data related to a communication environment of a communication area where a first communication service is provided; a data acquisition unit that acquires data related to a surrounding communication environment; and a determination unit that determines availability of usage of a second communication service using a part or whole of a spectrum assigned to the first communication service based on the data acquired by the data acquisition unit, wherein when communication connection with the server is not detected by the detection unit, the data acquisition unit senses a communication environment surrounding the communication device or receives data related to a communication environment from another communication device located near the communication device.07-22-2010
20080215710Contents distributing method and distributing system - According to the present invention, there are disclosed a contents distributing method and a system which permits distribution of contents held by the client to the other clients, irrespective of the operating status of the client, and allows certain billing. In this system, a plurality of storage servers storing contents held by the individual clients are arranged on a network. The client issues a contents distributing request to the corresponding storage server, and acquires the contents. The storage server inquires, when the requested contents are not held, the retrieving server, and collects the contents from the other servers holding the contents. The storage server sends a billing requests, together with the billing information, to the service use fee billing server and the contents use fee billing server.09-04-2008
20120198032COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system comprises a remote optimisation server and a central optimisation server adapted to communicate with each via a backhaul network. The central optimisation server communicates with core network elements for data delivery. The servers provide access to local data servers, manage backhaul links, perform data caching, and optimise transmission of data that needs to be back-hauled in order to reduce data transfer via the backhaul network in a manner which is transparent to users and to core network elements. The servers perform compression and protocol optimisation. The remote optimisation server comprises a HTTP accelerator which uses client and server side optimisation functions to retrieve a bundle of resources associated with a request for base HTML, and maintains a set of persistent connections over which all HTTP traffic is carried.08-02-2012
20120198030Storing Data Using A Direct Data Path Architecture To Reduce Energy Consumption And Improve Performance - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for obtaining file information regarding a file to be downloaded from a remote location to a computing device, creating at least one empty file in a destination storage based on the file information and communicating block information regarding the empty file to a network interface, and receiving a data packet of the file in the network interface and directly sending a payload of the data packet from the network interface to the destination storage according to the block information, while a host processor of the computing device is in a low power state. Other embodiments are described and claimed.08-02-2012
20100185751CONTENT VALIDATION TECHNIQUES - A content validation process involves inserting content identifiers into a digital content file, the content identifiers uniquely identifying the content from other digital content in a digital content storage and delivery system. As the content file is streamed, the unique content identifiers are either replaced or supplemented with unique stream session identifiers.07-22-2010
20100185750READING DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A reading device, comprising: a reading unit configured to read a document and to generate image data representing the read document; an uploading unit configured to upload the image data read by the reading unit to an server on a network; a storage time limit setting unit configured to set a storage time limit within which the image data is stored on the server; a judgment unit configured to judge whether the storage time limit has expired with respect to the image data uploaded on the server; and a data management unit configured to delete, from the server, the image data for which the judgment unit judges that the storage time limit has expired.07-22-2010
20100262677DISTRIBUTED LOCAL WEB-SERVER ARCHITECTURE FOR STORAGE DEVICES - A method includes exchanging information between a local web-server of a local storage device and a remote web-server through a network. The exchange of the information is initiated autonomously by the local storage device upon a determination by the local web server that the information is not stored at the local storage device.10-14-2010
20100262676CE DEVICE AND CONTENT BROWSING SYSTEM, AND CONTENT BROWSING METHOD THEREOF - A content browsing method includes: a step where a CE device transmits an HTTP request including ability data concerning the CE device to a GUI distribution server; a step where the GUI distribution server determines the CE device based upon the content browsing ability data concerning the CE device; a step where the GUI distribution server makes an HTTP request for a search URL to the content data server based upon a determination result; a step where the GUI distribution server synthesizes the search URL to a GUI template; a step where the GUI distribution server transmits the synthesized GUI template to the CE device; and a step where the CE device transmits an HTTP request for a media data URL to the content data server, and the method performs server processing in accordance with the ability of the CE device.10-14-2010
20100262675METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING MEDIA CONTENT - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media device having a controller to present a graphical user interface for a selection of replacement content where the replacement content corresponds to a portion of media content presentable by the media device, receive the selection of the replacement content, transmit the selection to a server where the selected replacement content is retrieved using one or more metadata pointers associated with the media content, and receive the replacement content. Other embodiments are disclosed.10-14-2010
20100191829METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE ACCESS TO A HOME NETWORK - A method and apparatus for establishing a Quality of Service QoS in an access network for a multimedia session between a home network and a remote device located outside the home network. At least one of the remote device and the home network is connected to the access network. When a session invite message is received from the remote device for device discovery in the home network, a default QoS is enforced in the access network. When a session re-invite message is received from the remote device for media communication with a selected home device in the home network, the QoS requirements are determined for the media communication based on session parameters exchanged during the setup of the media communication. An updated QoS is then enforced for the session in the access network based on the determined QoS requirements.07-29-2010
20090300145MEDIA STREAMING WITH SEAMLESS AD INSERTION - The present disclosure relates to playback of video/audio streaming media data with seamless advertisement insertion. A content player monitors playback of the media stream and determines a location to insert an advertisement. The content player pauses downloads of the media stream and begins downloading the advertisement while the media stream continues to be rendered. The advertisement is, consequently, loaded prior to a start time and allows for an instantaneous rendering at an advertisement insertion point in the media stream.12-03-2009
20100223361METHOD AND SERVICE PROVIDER FOR MANAGING EXPIRED OR CONSUMED APPLICATIONS BEING STORED IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A method for managing expired or consumed applications (app09-02-2010
20100223360COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION OPTIMIZING APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION NETWORK ESTABLISHING METHOD USED IN THEM - A communication system comprises a communication optimizing apparatus 09-02-2010
20100185748STREAM TRANSMISSION SERVER AND STREAM TRANSMISSION SYSTEM07-22-2010
20090049157CONTENTS SALES METHOD AND CYBER MALL SYSTEM USING SUCH METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING THEREIN ITS CONTENTS SALES PROGRAM - A cyber mall system has a contents sales apparatus for selling digital contents, a contents purchasing apparatus, and a network for connecting these components. When digital contents are registered into the contents sales apparatus, digital contents personal using conditions are generated on the basis of digital contents using conditions and are provided to a customer. If the digital contents are again purchased after the delivery of the digital contents fails, as long as the digital contents personal using conditions provided at the time of purchase are valid, the digital contents are again delivered without again collecting a digital contents value.02-19-2009
20120246279SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT FOR PLAYBACK THROUGH NETWORK - A system and method that transmits multimedia content over a long distance through network for prompt display of the transmitted multimedia content, wherein multimedia content are encoded into streaming format data files that enables smooth transmission and continuous display of multimedia content, said streaming format reflects inherent temporal characteristic of multimedia content, said streaming data files are arranged in a way that allows access and retrieval through hypertext transfer protocol, or HTTP, and the transmission of multimedia content is regulated in a way that adapts to the inherent characteristics and/or real-time traffic condition of the network or display progress.09-27-2012
20120198033Display, View and Operate Multi-Layers Item list in Web-Browser With Supporting of Concurrent Multi-Users - Supporting end-user to view and operate computing resources by deploying logically organized and graphically represented multi-layered item list (“tree”) has been fully realized on native window based computer user work environment provided by modern operating system such as Windows Explore of Microsoft. The present invention has implemented such tree to represent structured resources, such as for a central controlled distributed scalable virtual machine (CCDSVM), and to be displayable and operable in any web browser on any type of computing system for user to access and manage the actual structured resources. The implementation of the tree is accomplished by creating the tree in memory to mirror the actual structure resource, where the mirrored tree is sent, via web page, to the computing system, where the computing system executes the web browser to display the tree and allow the user to access the actual structured resources via the displayed tree.08-02-2012
20100161764Content Information Deliver System - A relay server computer connected to a broadcaster server computer and a content information acquisition request unit via a network includes: a content information database constructing unit that acquires content information from the broadcaster server computer to construct a content information database; a content information acquisition request receiving unit; a content information acquisition unit that searches through the content information database to acquire content information corresponding to the content information acquisition request; and a content information transmitting unit that transmits the acquired content information to a content information acquisition request unit.06-24-2010
20100241733Contents transmitting ip adaptor transmitting contents to portable device and Contents transmitting method using the ip adaptor - An Internet Protocol (IP) adaptor transmitting contents to a portable device which downloads contents corresponding to the portable device from a contents providing server and transmits the contents to the portable device, and a contents transmitting method using an IP adaptor is provided. The IP adaptor transmitting contents to the portable device includes: an IP address acquisition unit acquiring, from a predetermined recording unit by detecting a connection of the portable device, an IP address of a contents providing server which corresponds to the portable device; a network connection unit connecting with a network including the contents providing server which corresponds to the portable device by referring to the IP address of the contents providing server; a contents download unit downloading contents which correspond to the portable device from the contents providing server; and a contents transmission unit transmitting the downloaded contents to the portable device.09-23-2010
20100146075MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANAGING CONNECTIVITY STATUS FOR THE SAME - The present invention provides a method of managing connection status for a channel connecting a server device to a mobile radio communication device including a client/server pair, the method including upon receiving an indication that the client/server pair is disconnected, sending from the mobile radio communication device a status signal to the server device indicating that the client has reset connection between the client/server pair, and upon receiving an indication that the client has connected to the server device, sending from the mobile radio communication device a status signal to the server device indicating that the client is connected to the server device.06-10-2010
20090077205OBJECT TRANSFER CONTROL IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method and an intermediate component for controlling in a communications network an object transfer from a first network component via the intermediate component to a second network component which is remote from the first network component are described. The object transfer is based on a plurality of object requests relating to objects referred to in one or more codes to be processed by the second network component or another network component. The intermediate component forms the steps of sending an object request to the first network component, receiving the requested object from the first network component, updating and/or assessing a priority of the requested object, and, in dependence of the priority of the requested object, delaying the requested object or forwarding the requested object to the second network component. An initial priority is assigned to the requested objects on the basis of an analysis of at least one of the object request and the code that refers to the requested object.03-19-2009
20090077204ENHANCED DELIVERY OF AUDIO DATA FOR PORTABLE PLAYBACK - A system for selection by a user and delivery to the user over an internetwork transmission channel of selected audio data files at a delivery rate of at least twice the delivery rate for normal, audibly perceptible playback of an audio data file. The user registers the user's selection of audio material with a central library of audio and/or text data files, and a digitized and optionally compressed omnibus file containing the user's selections is prepared and transmitted to the user at a high data transfer rate. The user receives downloads the selected data files to a personal computer or to a portable storage and playback unit (SPU) that may store and play back digitized text or audio data, using a docking station. The user carries this SPU until the user has an opportunity to audio process and play back the text or audio data files in audibly perceptible form.03-19-2009
20090077202Method for creating an extensible content distribution framework - In a network of digital computers (03-19-2009
20090077201ROOT NODE FOR INTEGRATING NAS OF DIFFERENT USER NAME SPACES - A computer apparatus which integrates at least two or more services of user management domains has a processor, a memory and an interface. The processor receives an access request, specifies an access source domain, specifies an access target domain, and judges whether the specified access source domain matches the specified access target domain. If the access source domain is different from the access target domain, the processor extracts a user ID of the specified access source domain from the received access request, and refers to ID conversion information indicating correspondence of user IDs between the user management domains whose services are integrated to convert the extracted user ID of the access source domain into a user ID of the specified access target domain. Thus, loads of configuration at the time of service integration are reduced.03-19-2009
20090077200Shortcut Sets For Controlled Environments - A method and apparatus for shortcut sets to data sources, such as web sites, is disclosed. The shortcut sets may be associated with a controlled environment. A controlled environment might be a home, corporation, business, etc. As an example, an information technology (IT) manager configures shortcuts for the employees of the company. As another example, a family member configures shortcuts that are common to all family members, when at home. A user may enter a shortcut into a search box of a web browser to be directed to a data source. If the shortcut indicates a search at the data source is desired, then a search is automatically performed at the data source.03-19-2009
20100223362Streaming media delivery system - Streaming media, such as audio or video files, is sent via the Internet. The media are immediately played on a user's computer. Audio/video data is transmitted from the server more rapidly than it is played out by the user system. The audio/video data in the user buffer accumulates; and interruptions in playback as well as temporary modem delays are avoided.09-02-2010
20100223359DEVICE-TO-DEVICE TRANSFER - Apparatus and methods to engage in a transfer of informational content between a first mobile electronic device and a second mobile electronic device using directed transmission between a first server and a second server. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.09-02-2010
20100223357MEDIA CHANNEL MANAGEMENT - The media session management of the invention encompasses a media server having access to multiple unicast-based media channels and a user terminal. The user terminal generates and transmits a generic, channel-transparent session request to the server. This request initiates a generic, channel-transparent media session setup procedure between the terminal and the server. The setup procedure involves exchange of requests and responses but no media channel is yet selected or notified at the server. Once the channel-transparent setup has been completed, the user terminal transmits a channel-specific rendering request for a desired media channel to the server. In a subsequent channel switch, the terminal simply transmits a new channel-specific request for a new channel to the server during the ongoing session and reusing the negotiated transport parameters of the channel-transparent setup procedure.09-02-2010
20100250710PUBLISHING-POINT MANAGEMENT FOR CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK - A system and method for delivering content objects over the Internet to an end user system with a content delivery network (CDN) is disclosed. The system and method allow for dynamically serving content objects by loading and/or reconfiguring publishing points upon receipt of an end user request. When a content object is requested by an end user media player, the request is assigned to an edge server within a particular POP of the CDN. An optional peer-discovery algorithm is used to determine a content source for the requested content object within the CDN. The peer-discovery algorithm first determines whether the publishing point associated with the requested content object is loaded into the edge server. Alternatively, the peer-discovery algorithm queries other edge servers within or remote from the particular POP to determine whether the request for content object is mapped by other edge servers to a content source using their respective publishing points. Once the content source for the requested content object is determined, the edge server reconfigures its publishing point toward the content source. Ultimately, the content object is streamed to the end user media player. Management of the publishing points avoids performance degradations on the edge server in some embodiments.09-30-2010
20100250713COORDINATED PEER-TO-PEER (P2P) REPLICATED BACKUP AND VERSIONING - Techniques are presented for peer-to-peer (P2P) replicated backup and versioning. Peer clients register and share storage with one another for purposes of P2P data replication, data versioning, and/or data restoration via a P2P server. The P2P server also provides security and management between the peer clients. Moreover, the P2P sever can audit behaviors of the peer clients and take punitive actions against any of the peer clients that violate policy.09-30-2010
20100217839DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM, SERVER OF DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM, AND DEVELOPMENT METHOD - Problem to be solved is the development system of the Integrated Development Environment which can be used by a server terminal system.08-26-2010
20100250705METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM AND FOR REDUCING DOWNLOAD OF REDUNDANT ATTACHMENTS - A method, apparatus and system for reducing download of redundant attachments to a communication device from a server is provided. An identifier of an attachment to a message, for transmission from the server to the communication device, is compared with identifiers of attachments already stored in a memory at the communication device. The communication device is caused to retrieve a copy of the attachment from the memory if a match is found between the identifier and the identifiers of attachments already stored in the memory.09-30-2010
20120036230MESSAGE SEND QUEUE REORDERING BASED ON PRIORITY - A method and system for communicating serialized data provides a mechanism for ordering the data in response to a priority. In an embodiment, a server sending the data uses the priority to order the data in a message send queue for sending the data to a requesting device. The server may comprise a gateway and the second device a wireless device communicating with the gateway. The wireless device may send a priority indication in association with a request for the data to facilitate the ordering.02-09-2012
20100235469Method And System For Providing Access To Resources Related To A Locatable Resource - Methods, systems and computer program products are described for providing access to resources related to a locatable resource, where the system includes a content handler component configured to receive a resource domain identifier included in a resource locator for a first resource. The resource locator identifies a resource provider of the first resource and the resource domain identifier identifies a resource domain of the resource provider. An accessor generator component is configured to generate a Uniform Related Resource Accessor (URRA) for accessing a second resource related to the first resource. The URRA includes the resource domain identifier, and identifies an association between the second resource and the resource domain. A message formatter component is configured to generate a message including the URRA, and a content manager component is configured to send the message to a related resource service maintaining the association between the second resource and the resource domain.09-16-2010
20090043869SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING TIME-BASED MEDIA CONTENT - A method for distributing time-based media files includes executing an agreement with a subscriber that relates to a plurality of time-based media files. The method also includes communicating to the subscriber an identifier for transmission to a plurality of display devices. The identifier identifies a location of at least a portion of the time-based media files associated with the agreement. The method also includes receiving a media request from one of a plurality of display devices that receive the identifier from the subscriber. The media request includes the bin identifier. The method also includes, in response to receiving the media request, transmitting a plurality of media files associated with the agreement to the display device that transmitted the media request.02-12-2009
20100241736Method and apparatus for performing a peer-to-peer file transfer - A file transfer application maintains a secure connection over the Internet with a file transfer gateway. A user selects a file and the file transfer application requests a unique ticket from the gateway. The ticket is stored in both the gateway and the file transfer application. Next, the ticket is then encoded in a URL that can be sent to potential recipients of the file via conventional methods. Upon entering the URL into a web browser, the recipient will navigate to the file transfer gateway. The gateway decodes the URL to recover the ticket and looks up the ticket in the database to determine the associated application instance and file description. The gateway will then request the application instance to start encrypting and streaming the contents of the file identified by the ticket to the gateway, which then retransmits the encrypted stream to the recipient's web browser.09-23-2010
20100217838MOBILE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE TO DISPLAY A REMAINING CONTENT PORTION OF A WEB ARTICLE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A mobile wireless communications device includes a processor cooperating with a wireless transceiver for displaying on a display a linking web page including a plurality of introductory content portions of linked web articles having hyperlinks associated therewith. User selection of a corresponding hyperlink for a given linked web article is permitted via at least one input device. Content of the given linked web article is searched to determine a remaining content portion after the introductory content portion. At least part of the remaining content portion is displayed on the display.08-26-2010
20100211654COMMUNICATING INFORMATION-PROCESSING DEVICE AFFORDING RAPID ACCESS TO A SET OF PERSONAL INFORMATION - In the field of nomadic computing, the invention concerns a communicating information processing device affording rapid access to a set of personal information.08-19-2010
20100211653METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESSLY NETWORKED DISTRIBUTED RESOURCE USAGE FOR DATA GATHERING - A method and system for gathering, collecting, and supplying geographically distributed data. In one embodiment, geographically distributed data is gathered in a server-commanded mode, such that the user of an electronic device need not participate in the capturing or transmitting of the data. In another embodiment, a server initiates requests the user of an electronic device to input data and the data then transmitted to the server. In another embodiment, a user initiates the capture of data with an electronic device and the electronic device transmits the data to a computer server. In another embodiment, the gathering of geographically distributed data is accomplished by the user of an electronic device instructing his electronic device to automatically collect input data and the data is then transmitted to a computer server. In embodiments of the present invention, the electronic device is a palm-sized computer system.08-19-2010
20100250708DIGITAL MEDIA REFERRAL AND DISTRIBUTION - A system and method for media referral and distribution. In one embodiment, the method comprises using provided term to search for content, receiving data associated with term wherein the data comprise information indicative of content title and information indicative of first location of the content, substituting a trusted source for the first location, and retrieving from said trusted source. In another embodiment, the system comprises a client device, a search server, a index server and a content media server. In a different embodiment, the index serve is included in the client device. In yet another embodiment, the system further comprises a consumer electronic device09-30-2010
20100250706SELECTIVE PARTIAL UPDATES OF WEB CONTENT - A request for a partial update of web content is received that identifies at least one web content element associated with the web content. An update is requested for the identified at least one web content element from a content server. The partial update of the web content is performed in response to receipt of the update for the identified at least one web content element from the content server. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.09-30-2010
20100235471ASSOCIATING TELEMETRY DATA FROM A GROUP OF ENTITIES - Embodiments of the invention provide an ability to associate telemetry data received from different entities, such as guest and/or host machines residing on one or more particular physical computers (e.g., server computers) executing virtualization software. In some embodiments, telemetry data supplied by each entity includes information that identifies, and preserves the anonymity of, the entity (e.g., the computer(s) on which the guest and/or host machine(s) reside(s)). For example, if the entities comprise guest and/or host machines residing on a single computer, the information may comprise a one-way hash of the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the computer. If the entities are guest and/or host machines residing on a group of computers, the information may comprise a one-way hash of a portion of an FQDN for each computer which is common to all computers in the group. If the group of computers belong to a network domain having a globally unique identifier (GUID) (e.g., as employed by Microsoft Active Directory), the information may comprise a one-way hash of a portion of the GUID.09-16-2010
20100235476METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HOSTED MOBILE MANAGEMENT SERVICE ARCHITECTURE - A hosted mobile management service is provided for enabling a user to access a centralized account through a web browser on a terminal in order to manage the user's media information, such as digital music and photos. Any modifications made by user through the web browser are transparently sent to the user's mobile device where a thin client application receives such modification information and interacts with the mobile device's file system to reconcile such modifications.09-16-2010
20100235474CONSISTENT BROWSER FILE DOWNLOAD - According to the invention, a system for downloading audio or video to a browser is disclosed. The system includes a media server, a content database and a web page. The content database includes the content object, and the content database is linked to the media server. The web page presented to the browser and includes a link to the content object. The link avoids activating an autoplay feature of the browsers should the link be activated.09-16-2010
20100235473SYSTEM AND METHOD OF EMBEDDING SECOND CONTENT IN FIRST CONTENT - Apparatus and methods of aggregating content are disclosed. A method includes, at an aggregation server coupled to a communication network, receiving a first request to provide content to a mobile device via the communication network. The first request identifies a first network resource address. The method includes retrieving first content associated with the first request. The first content identifies second content to be embedded in the first content when the first content is displayed at a browser of the mobile device, and the second content is associated with a second network resource address. The method includes retrieving the second content prior to sending the first content to the mobile device. The method also includes sending the second content embedded in the first content to the mobile device.09-16-2010
20100235472SMOOTH, STATELESS CLIENT MEDIA STREAMING - An adaptive streaming system is described herein that provides a stateless connection between the client and server for streaming media playback in which the data is formatted in a manner that allows the client to make decisions and react more quickly to changing network conditions. The client requests uniform chunks of media from the server that include a portion of the media. The adaptive streaming system requests portions of a media file or of a live streaming event in small-sized chunks each having a distinguished URL. This allows streaming media data to be cached by existing Internet cache infrastructure. Each chunk contains metadata information that describes the encoding of the chunk and media content for playback by the client. The server may provide chunks in multiple encodings so that the client can switch quickly to chunks of a different bit rate or playback speed.09-16-2010
20100250707ELECTRONIC CONCIERGE - Various embodiments of the invention provide a method of enhancing a user's stay at a facility. The method may comprise aggregating information specific to the user together with other information in order to create recommendation information. The method may further comprise providing an option to the user based upon the recommendation information and associated facility information. The method may further comprise using a selection made by the user in order to provide an option to a second user. Further embodiments of the invention provide an electronic concierge system that comprises a server configured to communicate server information to a display on at least one user terminal. The electronic concierge system may be configured to receive a user request from a user terminal and transmit information to the user terminal in response to the request. The user terminal information may be configured to be based at least in part on aggregated user information. Still other embodiments of the invention comprise a computer-readable medium having stored thereon a plurality of instructions, the plurality of instructions comprising instructions to accomplish the various methods disclosed herein.09-30-2010
20100211655ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A HANDHELD DEVICE - An assembly of a handheld device and one or more devices controllable by the handheld device and for providing events, such as audio/video/images to a user. The handheld device is adapted to receive streamed media information and stream the information to the providing means. Alternatively, the handheld device may instruct the providing means to receive the stream from another source. The handheld device may operate devices within a given distance and turn off devices farther away.08-19-2010
20100146082DATA DISTRIBUTION COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND DATA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - An object of the present invention is to provide a communication apparatus and a data distribution system which are fast in the response speed of data distribution and require less space and less electric power. The present invention provides a communication apparatus which is provided with a broadband transmission module for reproduction by which a constant amount of data is transmitted from an initial data transmission server in a broad band immediately after a client instructs to distribute the data and then, subsequent data is transmitted from a subsequent data transmission server in a normal band, a load balancing module (a module for dispersing a distribution request from a client among plural servers accumulating the same file) and a file dispersion access module (a module for sorting a distribution request from a client into a server storing the file corresponding to the distribution request), and which includes a server arraying module for directly arraying plural servers without using a disk array to integrate resources of the servers into one. Further, the present invention provides a VOD distribution system including the communication apparatus and the plural servers.06-10-2010
20120131151LOCATOR AND MESSAGING SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS - Methods, graphical user interfaces, systems and devices for remotely tracking location of a subject, such as a child, and for remotely communicating with the subject. The devices can be low cost, low function devices, having limited input members, which can be used for encoding a small set of frequently-used messages. In some embodiments, the low function devices do not have display screens, but can receive messages by generating vibration pulses using a vibration motor.05-24-2012
20120131150METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT IN MOBILE TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for providing users with electronic book (e-book) content by means of a mobile terminal is provided. The method includes receiving an e-book from a provider server; transmitting a character request message containing identity information of the e-book to the provider server; receiving character information corresponding to the identity information from the provider server; displaying a character according to the character information; and outputting, when a page having a link to an event, the event by means of the character. A user may enjoy various activities such as collecting characters, promoting character level, and uploading character as well as reading e-books.05-24-2012
20120131149File system for portable device - The present application teaches a special kind of filesystem and/or connection for a computer device and especially for a computer device of the type which includes reduced resource capability. In one embodiment,**05-24-2012
20120131147Method And Network Node For Distributing Customized Content - By using embodiments of the present invention, a targeted advertisement, or other customized content, can be published to a consumer when visiting a website. The consumer is connected to a mobile broadband network and is authenticated and authorized to this broadband network. Further, the consumer is given an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the mobile broadband network and this IP address is used to identify the consumer when the targeted advertisement is determined according to a profile of the consumer.05-24-2012
20120131146Scalable Content Streaming System with Server-Side Archiving - Some embodiments provide a scalable content streaming system that performs server-side archiving. The content streaming system includes a set of streaming server clusters, a remote storage server, and a set of distributed servers. Each streaming server cluster includes at least one streaming server and a local storage server. Each streaming server of a particular cluster distributes a content stream that is uploaded to the streaming server while also recording the content stream to the local storage server of that particular cluster. The remote storage server stores files from the local storage servers that are transferred when recording to those files is complete. The set of distributed servers distribute a live stream of content from a particular streaming server when the content is being uploaded to the particular streaming server and distribute a recorded stream of the content from the remote storage server when the upload is complete.05-24-2012
20120131145POWER BASED CONTENT MODIFICATION, TRANSMISSION, AND CACHING - Methods and apparatus for operating a mobile device based upon a power capability of the mobile device are disclosed. In one embodiment, the mobile device includes a network selection component configured to select a particular transceiver for communication based upon the power capability of the mobile device and a quality of service associated with available networks. In addition, a cache management component is configured to increase, based upon an indication of the power capability of the mobile device, a size of the cache that is available for requested content so as to increase the likelihood that subsequent requests for the content will be loaded from the mobile device. Moreover, some variations of the mobile device are capable of providing an indication of a power capability of the mobile device to a remote server so the remote server may modify the requested content based upon the power capability.05-24-2012
20100169458Real-Time or Near Real-Time Streaming - Methods and apparatuses for real-time or near real-time streaming of content using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method includes dividing a stream of data representing the contiguous time based content of a program (e.g. a live video broadcast), into a plurality of distinct media files, and generating a playlist file having a plurality of tags and Universal Resource Indicators (URIs) indicating an order of presentation of the plurality of distinct media files. The plurality of media files and the playlist file can be made available for transmission to a client device which can retrieve the media files using the playlist file.07-01-2010
20100161765Method and Apparatus for Accommodating Overlapping Wireless Networks - A method comprises forming a pathname indicative of a location of content on a wireless network, the pathname including an identifier of the wireless network; and sending a request for the content, the request including the pathname. In one embodiment, the pathname further includes a delimiter configured to specify a location of the identifier of the wireless network in the pathname.06-24-2010
20100161760Systems and Methods for Determining the Location of a Request on a Content Delivery Network - A client computing system includes a processor that receives a domain name and determines if the domain name is in a list of domain names that are associated with a content delivery network (CDN). In response to determining that the first domain name is in the list, the processor directs a domain name system (DNS) request to a CDN DNS server, instead of to the default DNS server.06-24-2010
20100064030INPUT CANDIDATE PROVIDING DEVICE, INPUT CANDIDATE PROVIDING SYSTEM, INPUT CANDIDATE PROVIDING METHOD, AND INPUT CANDIDATE PROVIDING PROGRAM - A method for providing input candidates with respect to a form which is embedded in a content to be displayed, the method comprising a parsing result obtaining step of requesting and obtaining a result of parsing performed by a parsing function which parses a content; an analyzing step of passing the result of the parsing to an analyzing function which analyzes a context of the content, letting the analyzing function execute analysis, and obtaining a result of the analysis from the analyzing function; an input candidate determining step of passing the result of the parsing to an input candidate determining function which determines input candidates, letting the input candidate determining function determine the input candidates, and obtaining the input candidates from the input candidate determining function; and an input candidate displaying step of displaying the obtained input candidates on a display as the input candidates with respect to the form.03-11-2010
20100115058OBJECT TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Object transmission systems and methods are provided. First, a transmission device receives an input of identification data of a reception device. Then, the transmission device obtains an object. After the object is obtained, the transmission device automatically transmits the identification data of the reception device and the object to a server. The server dispatches the object to the reception device according to the identification data of the reception device. After the reception device obtains the object, the object is automatically displayed in the reception device.05-06-2010
20100115057WEB SERVER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING WEB SERVER THEREOF - A web server system and a method for operating a web server thereof are provided. The method includes the following steps. A first browsing request issued by a remote apparatus is received, wherein the first browsing request records a web address of a first web page. It is determined that whether simplified browser information is recorded in a header of the first browsing request. A transformed address response is generated if the simplified browser information is recorded in the header of the first browsing request, and a header of the transformed address response records a web address of a second web page. The transformed address response triggers the remote apparatus to issue the second browsing request recording the web address of the second web page. The second web page is sent out according to the second browsing request recording the web address of the second web page.05-06-2010
20110238789ENHANCED BLOCK-REQUEST STREAMING SYSTEM USING SIGNALING OR BLOCK CREATION - A block-request streaming system provides for improvements in the user experience and bandwidth efficiency of such systems, typically using an ingestion system that generates data in a form to be served by a conventional file server (HTTP, FTP, or the like), wherein the ingestion system intakes content and prepares it as files or data elements to be served by the file server. The system might include controlling the sequence, timing and construction of block requests, time based indexing, variable block sizing, optimal block partitioning, control of random access point placement, including across multiple presentation versions, dynamically updating presentation data, and/or efficiently presenting live content and time shifting.09-29-2011
20100030872System for remote processing, printing, and uploading of digital images to a remote server via wireless connections - A system that includes a digital camera, a digital image processing unit, a printer, and a remote server. The digital camera wirelessly transmits a digital image to the digital image processing unit. The digital image processing unit, once it receives the digital image, can store the image locally on a hard disk and print the digital image. The digital image processing unit can also include a mobile internet card, thereby enabling it to connect directly to the internet to upload the stored digital images directly to a remote server without first needing to connect to a local network. Alternatively, the camera and the digital image processing unit can be one and the same, and transmit the digital image wirelessly to a printer, a remote server, or both. The settings and preferences of the system can also be updated automatically when it connects to a remote server.02-04-2010
20110113122Multimedia Network System with Content Importation, Content Exportation, and Integrated Content Management - This system provides wired and/or wireless access throughout a multimedia network built on a distributed architecture which can be transparent to the user. This multimedia network includes content which is imported or generated within the network. The system allows for the content provider to determine the license status of content and update the license status of content which was previously provided by that provider. The external content can be accessed in real time or downloaded and stored within the system for later access at the convenience of the user. The usage of some content is controlled by the use of encryption and other protection methods. The system allows for storage of live video by storing the digitized video and allowing the user to control how, when and where the content is viewed. The system makes available multiple multimedia services to all users in the network or connected via the internet.05-12-2011
20100082773SCREEN SCRAPING INTERFACE - An interface can serve as a client-mainframe interface, enabling clients to develop applications without a need to understand mainframe processes and screen flows. Extended Tool Command Language (Tcl) can define services that can include a series of interactions with a mainframe system and service definitions can be added or updated on the interface during operation of the interface without disrupting processing. The service definitions can enable the interface to receive XML requests from a client, parse the XML requests, execute the service scripts to interact with the mainframe systems, generate the result in a XML format and send the XML file back to the client. Fundamental Mainframe Interactions (FMI) commands can interact with the mainframe systems and enable the specification of the XML structure of the request and response. The interface can provide efficient connection pooling management and connection life cycle control to improve the performance of the mainframe system interactions.04-01-2010
20100030873NETWORK MEDIA CHANNELS - A system, including: a first network coupled to at least a first server and a second server; the first server comprising: storage configured to store media data, and a network media channel manager configured to send and receive the media data according to one or more network media channels; a publishing client coupled to the first server, the publishing client configured to publish the media data using a first network media channel selected from the one or more network media channels.02-04-2010
20100198945INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM - An apparatus includes unit storing scripts includes a tree structure, each of the scripts including at least one of a child-node script and content, unit selecting a parent-node script among the scripts, and acquiring to analyze a child-node script if the child-node script exists, unit acquiring content if content exists, unit retrieving substitute content if the acquisition of content ends in failure and if content indicates retrieving substitute content, unit retrieving the substitute-child-node script if the acquisition of the child-node script ends in failure and if the child-node script indicates retrieving the substitute-child-node script, and retrieving the substitute-parent-node script when content or the child-node script shows retrieving the substitute-parent-node script, unit acquiring substitute content when substitute content is found, unit acquiring the substitute-child-node script and the substitute-parent-node script when the substitute-child-node script and the substitute-parent-node script are found, respectively, and unit acquiring a change script.08-05-2010
20110113123CONTENT REPRODUCTION SYSTEM, CONTENT REPRODUCTION METHOD, CONTENT REPRODUCTION DEVICE, AND SERVER - The content reproduction device receives, from a server, information for indicating the location of content reproduction control information that is required for acquiring the content reproduction control information, and acquires the content reproduction control information from the server. Then, the content reproduction device extracts AV data and clip identification information for specifying clip information for managing the AV data. Then, the content reproduction device converts a predetermined part of the information for indicating the location of the content reproduction control information by applying the clip identification information and a predetermined conversion rule, generates information for indicating the location of the clip information and the AV data, and acquires the clip information and the AV data from the server.05-12-2011
20100191831UBIQUITOUS PRESENCE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING 3A BASED VARIOUS APPLICATION STATUSES - A ubiquitous presence service method and system is disclosed, wherein the list of subscribers is managed in the replay platform, and the presence of each service from the application server is integrated through one route, and is then integrally managed so that they are provided based on 3A anytime, anywhere and regardless of the device, whereby the subscriber who receives the information about the present status of the application services operated by the various application servers can integrally manage his(her) own presence profiles, and the application server can provide the subscription authorities of the presence service to the consistent interface. The ubiquitous presence service method comprises receiving presence information including a present or updated status of application service from one or more application servers; and transmitting the received presence information to at least one subscriber terminal.07-29-2010
20090006582Method and Apparatus for Restructuring of Personalized Data for Transmission from a Data Network to Connected and Portable Network Appliances - A system for retrieving and disseminating information records from Internet sources includes a client device and an intermediary server system, including software, between the client device and the Internet. The system collects a record specific to a client from an individual one of said Internet sources in a first form in which the record is recorded at the Internet source, transforms the record from the first form to a second form specific to an application other than an Internet browser application, the application executable by the client device, and transmits the transformed record to the client device for display in the application other than an Internet browser application executable by the client device. In some cases the client device connects by a data link that is not Internet-compatible link. Data mining on the Internet specific to clients and client devices is taught, with aggregation services and synchronization for keeping a client up-to-date efficiently for changing data content.01-01-2009
20120144001SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE FOR LIVE VIDEO/AUDIO BROADCASTING - One embodiment of the present invention is directed to a system for live video/audio broadcasting (e.g., game broadcasting). Another embodiment of the present invention is directed to a method for live video/audio broadcasting (e.g., game broadcasting). Another embodiment of the present invention is directed to computer software for live video/audio broadcasting (e.g., game broadcasting).06-07-2012
20120143995TECHNIQUES FOR METADATA-DRIVEN DYNAMIC CONTENT SERVING - Techniques for metadata-driven dynamic content serving. Metadata content is stored as a source instance, the metadata content is to be utilized to provide dynamically-constructed pages of content. The metadata content is published to one or more runtime pods communicatively coupled to receive the metadata content. A request for content is received with a selected one of the one or more runtime pods. Content is provided in response to the request as a response with the selected runtime pod utilizing the metadata content published from the source instance.06-07-2012
20120143994SELECTIVELY RECEIVING MEDIA CONTENT - Disclosed are methods that associate “importance” information with chunks of a media presentation. An end-user device uses this information to intelligently manage resources when downloading or rendering the media presentation. An editor tags a chunk as important based on the contents of the chunk. The importance information includes a recommendation that this chunk be rendered at a higher-than-usual resolution and that the end-user device start downloading this chunk out of order. An advertiser recommends that an advertisement be rendered at a resolution high enough for the end user to view it appropriately. The importance information can include a recommended point at which to display the advertisement (e.g., between scenes in the media presentation). The end-user device can download advertisements before they are needed. Later, when the user requests a media presentation, an already downloaded advertisement is rendered while the initial chunks of the media presentation are downloaded.06-07-2012
20120143993CLIENT-ADJUSTABLE WINDOW SIZE FOR CONNECTIONLESS TRANSFER PROTOCOLS - Described herein are various principles for operating transfer protocols using adaptive flow control techniques. In accordance with some of these principles, a client may adaptively negotiate with a server regarding a window size to use when communicating datagrams using a connectionless content unit transfer protocol like the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP). In some implementations, a client may inform a server whether to increase or decrease a window size. In these implementations, the client may increase the window size upon determining that a previous window size has led to successful transfer of content without any loss of datagrams and the client may decrease the window size upon detecting a loss of a datagram. Because of the limited resources available in some environments in which these techniques may be used, in some implementations a window size may be increased by small amounts but may be decreased drastically upon detecting a loss.06-07-2012
20120143992Throttling Usage of Resources - A computing device provides a first server. The first server receives a primary request associated with a client. In response to receiving the primary request, the first server processes the primary request to generate a response message. As part of processing the primary request, the first server sends a secondary request to a second server after a delay period expires. The second server accesses a resource as part of processing of the secondary request. The duration of the delay period depends at least in part on a recent latency level of the client with regard to the resource. In this way, the first server throttles access to the resource.06-07-2012
20110131298System and Methods for Efficient Media Delivery Using Cache - To improve the efficiency of media delivery over the Internet, a system and a method are provided for caching remote media files and retrieving cached media files, comprising hardware and software modules as well as steps for storing a remote media file into the cache and retrieving the cached media file based on a signature created by hashing only discrete parts of the media file. The signature is a key for finding the cached media files in the cache upon subsequent requests for the same media file, even if it is received from a different internet location. Media files may be adapted to the characteristics of different media clients, and adapted media files may be equally cached.06-02-2011
20110131295Provision of Troubleshooting Tools in a Network System - In an embodiment, a method is provided for providing a tool used for troubleshooting a component. This tool is included in an application server that is in communication with multiple client computing devices. Here, a request to activate the tool is received from one or more client computing devices. This request includes a diagnostic identifier that uniquely identifies the client computing device that transmitted the request. Upon receipt of the request, the tool is activated at the application server with the diagnostic identifier used as an input parameter. When activated, the tool can identify the client computing device based on the diagnostic identifier and can provide a functionality associated with the troubleshooting to the client computing device.06-02-2011
20090177759BASE STATION APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENTS AND TERMINAL APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING THE CONTENTS - A content transmitter distributes contents. An update information management unit manages update information on the update of the contents distributed by the content transmitter. An identifier generator generates notifying identifiers containing the update information managed by the update information management unit. The update information contains the update time of each content or a time period until each content is updated. A beacon transmitter transmits, as beacon, the notifying identifiers generated by the identifier generator.07-09-2009
20090319637COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING SYSTEM INFORMATION OF THE COMPUTER SYSTEM - A computer system includes a GPNV ram, an IPMI module, and a BIOS module. The IPMI module includes a BMC configured to monitors states of the computer system. The BMC includes an FRU. The BIOS module is configured to read system information of the computer system when the computer system is switched on, and copy the system information to the FRU of the IPMI module from the GPNV ram. A method for accessing the system information of the computer system is also provided.12-24-2009
20090164607PRIORITIZED CONTENT DOWNLOAD FOR AN ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM - Priority-based content retrieval mechanisms for digital entertainment devices are provided. In various embodiments, the download prioritizations may be interrupt-based, sequence-based, or a combination of the two. In interrupt-based prioritizations, a higher priority download request will interrupt a lower-priority download that is already in progress. In sequence-based prioritizations, a plurality of file download requests may be ordered in a download queue depending on the priority of the request, with higher priority requests being positioned towards the top of the queue and lower priority requests being positioned towards the bottom of the queue.06-25-2009
20090019135Method, Network and Computer Program For Processing A Content Request - The embodiments described herein provide a method, program and computing network for processing a content request received via a computing network. The method comprises the steps of receiving an incoming request for content from a remote computing device, determining the content type requested by the incoming request and delivering the request to one of a plurality of servers according to the determined content request type.01-15-2009
20090113026MACHINE READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM - Provided are a computer readable medium and a system for communicating in a computing system. An example of the method includes establishing a local communications interface at a local site. This example also includes writing local site communication information to the local communications interface, which comprises storing the local site communication information on a first site storage device at the local site, and sending the local site communication information from the first site storage device, to a third site storage device at a remote site, wherein the local site communication information is sent using a remote data replication protocol. The remote site communications interface may read the local site communication information from a third site storage device, and may send the local site communication information to a remote application at the remote site. Similarly, the remote application may send information to a local application at the local site.04-30-2009
20090113025SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY ACCESSING CABLECARD - A system remotely accesses information on a non-addressable access control module, such as a cablecard module, over a communications network. The system includes a host device configured to interface with a network server remotely located from the host device and the access control module. The host device includes a table populated by information provided by the access control module in response to host a query. The host device provides at least a portion of the table to the server through the communications network in response to a server query to a network address of the host device.04-30-2009
20090113024Multicase Downloading Using Path Information - The downloading of content to a requesting client (A04-30-2009
20090106399Content Storage Medium Making Method, Computer Program, and Content Providing System - A content providing technique stores content data 04-23-2009
20090106396Data Extraction System, Terminal Apparatus, Program of the Terminal Apparatus, Server Apparatus, and Program of the Server Apparatus - This invention provides a terminal searching for web pages on the web and extracting the prescribed data from the web pages and a server verifying and accumulating the extracted data. The prescribed data can be extracted from the web pages on the web in a manner that the process relating to the data extraction is distributed between the terminal and the server. Therefore, necessary processes up to the data extraction are distributed, and the burden placed on each apparatus can be lessened. Further, new data not formerly found in the web pages can be found out and extracted from the web pages that has been updated or newly made.04-23-2009
20120143999CLIENT-BASED CACHING OF REMOTE FILES - A lease system is described herein that allows clients to request a lease to a remote file, wherein the lease permits access to the file across multiple applications using multiple handles without extra round trips to a server. When multiple applications on the same client (or multiple components of the same application) request access to the same file, the client specifies the same lease identifier to the server for each open request or may handle the request from the cache based on the existing lease. Because the server identifies the client's cache at the client level rather than the individual file request level, the client receives fewer break notifications and is able to cache remote files in more circumstances. Thus, by providing the ability to cache data in more circumstances common with modern applications, the lease system reduces bandwidth, improves server scalability, and provides faster access to data.06-07-2012
20120143998MODIFIED PLAYLISTS - A modified playlist can be generated by identifying gaps in a playlist, and modifying other content in the playlist to fill the gap. The gap can represent previously unfilled time, or time created by removing part or all of an item already in the playlist. One or more items of content in the playlist can be modified by lengthening or shortening one of the content items in various ways, including changing a rate of playback of some or all of the items of content in the playlist. In some instances the gap can be filled or partially filled by inserting content from another server at the time of broadcast.06-07-2012
20120144000CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEM - A content delivery system 06-07-2012
20120143996PERSONAL CONTENT STREAMS BASED ON USER-TOPIC PROFILES - A personal content stream comprising a plurality of videos is generated for a user. The user selects topics used in the generation of a personal content stream. The plurality of user selected topics is expanded to include topics related to one or more of the user selected topics. Each of the topics in the expanded plurality of topics includes a topic weight. Videos are selected that are related to one or more of the expanded plurality of topics to generate a plurality of stream videos. Additional videos are selected and added to the plurality of stream videos as the user watches videos. The topic weights are adjusted during video playback based on feedback from the user.06-07-2012
20120143997GLOBAL HOSTING SYSTEM - A network architecture or framework supports hosting and content distribution on a truly global scale. The inventive framework allows a Content Provider to replicate and serve its most popular content at an unlimited number of points throughout the world. The inventive framework comprises a set of servers operating in a distributed manner. The actual content to be served is preferably supported on a set of hosting servers (sometimes referred to as ghost servers). This content comprises HTML page objects that, conventionally, are served from a Content Provider site. A base HTML document portion of a Web page is served from the Content Provider's site while one or more embedded objects for the page are served from the hosting servers, preferably, those hosting servers near the client machine. By serving the base HTML document from the Content Provider's site, the Content Provider maintains control over the content.06-07-2012
20080244040Method and Apparatus for Dynamically Pushing Content Over Wireless Networks - The invention includes a method and apparatus for dynamically pushing content over a wireless network A method includes obtaining network-level state information and user-level state information for a user in response to an indication that content is available for the user, determining whether a network-level condition is satisfied using the network-level state information, determining whether a user-level condition is satisfied using the user-level state information, and pushing the available content toward the user terminal of the user using the wireless network in response to the conditions being satisfied. The network-level state information includes cell utilization information for a cellular region associated with the user terminal of the user. The user-level state information includes at least one of a user channel quality, a user terminal power state, a user terminal battery power status, a user terminal memory status, at least one user terminal capability, and user subscription information for the user.10-02-2008
20100299408METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING A COMMUNICATION MANAGER FOR WIRELESS WIRELINE CONVERGED TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES RELATED APPLICATION - Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a communication manager. The disclosed systems and methods may include receiving a request for a communication service. Furthermore, the disclosed systems and methods may include determining, from a plurality of servers based on the request, a first server capable of servicing the request and transmitting the request to the first server.11-25-2010
20100299407Systems and Methods for Integrating Microservers with a Network Interface Device - A network interface device has an isolation device adapted to isolate a transport medium internal to a customer premises from a transport medium external to the customer premises such that operational changes to one of the internal and external transport media do not affect the other of the internal and external transport media. A first interface is coupled with the isolation device and adapted to communicate with the external transport medium, which is in communication with a distribution point. A second interface is coupled with the isolation device and adapted to communicate with the internal transport medium. A microserver is disposed external to the customer premises and coupled with the first and second interfaces. The microserver is adapted to receive telecommunication information from the external transport medium and includes software for implementing a predetermined function over the internal transport medium by processing the received telecommunication information.11-25-2010
20090106398Web Service Architecture for Dynamic Rules Table Generation - Various systems and methods for providing access to a dynamically generated rules table as a Web Service are disclosed. One method involves receiving a Web Service request from a requester and then dynamically generating a rules table, in response to receipt of the Web Service request. Dynamically generating the rules table includes accessing one or more matrices that store information associated with multiple different rules tables. For example, dynamic generation of the rules table can involve accessing a dimension matrix that stores information identifying one or more input criteria and one or more results included in the rules table, selecting information from a rules matrix based upon the criteria and results identified by the dimension matrix, and then storing the selected information from the rules matrix in the rules table.04-23-2009
20100299411SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING QUALITY ASSURANCE - A network includes a media server and a service activation device. The media server may receive a request for content from a subscriber device and transmit a message. The message may identify the subscriber device and include information relating to the content. The service activation device may receive the message from the media server, identify, in response to receiving the message, bandwidth and quality of service requirements for the content, determine whether resources needed to provide the identified bandwidth and quality of service requirements exist, reserve the resources when the resources needed to provide the identified bandwidth and quality of service requirements exist, and transmit a second message to the media server in response to reserving the resources. The second message may cause the media server to provide the content to the subscriber device.11-25-2010
20100299405METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR UPLOADING MEDIA FILES TO MEDIA HOSTS - Systems and methods consistent with the present invention allow a media file to be transmitted from one jurisdiction to multiple media hosting sites in another jurisdiction in accordance with a user's instructions. The media file may be transmitted over a long distance communications channel once, and then uploaded onto the multiple media hosting sites, rather than be sent across the long distance communications channel once for each media hosting site to which the user intents to upload the file. Additionally, the media file may be uploaded locally by the user, and then the user may rely on the systems and methods disclosed herein to transmit the media file across the long distance communications channel, rather than require the user to transmit the file over the long distance communications channel.11-25-2010
20110125878METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE PROTECTED STORAGE OF DOWNLOADED MEDIA CONTENT VIA A VIRTUALIZED PLATFORM - A method and system for the protected storage of downloaded media content via a virtualized platform. A method comprises downloading content to a special purpose virtual machine and then storing the downloaded content at a location, where the location is only accessible via the special purpose virtual machine. The stored content is then streamed over a virtual network to a general purpose virtual machine, where the special purpose virtual machine and the general purpose virtual machine exist on the same personal computer (PC).05-26-2011
20100306343Web-Based Transactional Service - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for providing real-time, two-way transactional capabilities on the Web. Specifically, one embodiment of the present invention discloses a method for enabling object routing, the method comprising the steps of creating a virtual information store containing information entries and attributes associating each of the information entries and the attributes with an object identity, and assigning a unique network address to each of the object identities. A method is also disclosed for enabling service management of the value-added network service, to perform OAM&P functions on the services network12-02-2010
20130132524METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING REMOTE ACCESS SERVICE - A remote access service is provided by receiving remote access transport agent (RATA) capability information of a home remote access server (RAS) and a remote RAS from the home RAS and the remote RAS, respectively, generating a RATA profile based on the RATA capability information, supported by the home RAS and the remote RAS, and transmitting the generated RATA profile to the home RAS and the remote RAS, respectively.05-23-2013
20130132526INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing system includes: first and second information processing devices for performing communication through a network, which include a first transmission unit for, in the case of data to be downloaded being selected, transmitting a data download request to the second information processing device along with downloaded data identification information, and third information processing device identification information, and a second transmission unit for transmitting a data download request to the third information processing device identified with the data identification information and the device identification information in response to the download request from the first information processing device, respectively; and a third information processing device for downloading data through the network from a distribution server for distributing data, which includes a download unit for downloading data identified with the data identification information from the distribution server in response to the download request from the second information processing device.05-23-2013
20100318632BYTE RANGE CACHING - A caching system segments content into multiple, individually cacheable chunks cached by a cache server that caches partial content and serves byte range requests with low latency and fewer duplicate requests to an origin server. The system receives a request from a client for a byte range of a content resource. The system determines the chunks overlapped by the specified byte range and sends a byte range request to the origin server for the overlapped chunks not already stored in a cache. The system stores the bytes of received responses as chunks in the cache and responds to the received request using the chunks stored in the cache. The system serves subsequent requests that overlap with previously requested ranges of bytes from the already retrieved chunks in the cache and makes requests to the origin server only for those chunks that a client has not previously requested.12-16-2010
20090070436Networked Touchscreen With Integrated Interfaces - An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network that with remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system includes a touchscreen providing security keypad functionality as well as content management and presentation, and is used as a security system interface and an interface for interacting with a network. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal, mobile phone, or other client device. Users can receive notifications of detected events via electronic message.03-12-2009
20100312862Method and Apparatus for Usage Estimation and Prediction in Two-Way Communication Networks - Methods, apparatus, and network oriented systems are discussed for estimating system, e.g. web site, usage removed from the web site, as well as scheduling and directing a data broadcast source to provide content based on web site usage estimates and predictions in a broadcast data stream.12-09-2010
20100312861METHOD, NETWORK, AND NODE FOR DISTRIBUTING ELECTRONIC CONTENT IN A CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORK - A method, network, and node for distributing content across a plurality of content cache nodes to provide optimal access to the content. Relevant, e.g. popular, content is distributed as close as possible to the user or group of users that have the highest probability of requesting the content. In addition, content is relocated to caching nodes higher in the aggregation network as content become less demanded, e.g. less popular. Portions of the content are distributed in a plurality of content cache nodes, and locations where particular portions of the content are requested by users with greater frequency than other locations are determined. The content portions are then migrated to content cache nodes closer to the locations where the particular portions of the content are requested by users with greater frequency.12-09-2010
20100306345Method and Apparatus for Providing a Web Page to a Call Member - One problem with web-based information is that it is typically presented without being personalised or tailored to fit a particular user's needs and requirements. Another problem relates to calls such as telephone calls, video calls or other multimedia calls made between two or more call members. Here it is often required to provide detailed information during the call. By storing a plurality of web pages and associating each of those web pages with information about one or more potential calls, it is possible to select one of those web pages for provision to a particular call member. For example, a user may store a web page for provision to family members, another for customers, and another for new enquiries. Information about a call is obtained and used to select an appropriate one of the stored web pages. This selected web page is then provided to the is call member which is for example a wireless terminal with a web browser arranged to display the web page. The web pages may be stored on a web server or alternatively on the terminal used by the call member to take part in the call.12-02-2010
20100306344Methods and Systems for Using Multipart Messaging with Preset Constraints - A system and method for using multipart messaging with preset constraints is provided. A device sends a request to a server for information from a website. The server retrieves the information and looks for referenced subdocuments, e.g., images. The server requests the images one-by-one from servers for a predetermined amount of time, or until a predetermined amount of content has been retrieved. Once the limit has been met, the server attaches the images to the document and sends the information to the device. Thus, the server may send a portion of the requested information to the device. The device then sends subsequent page requests for any information that was not received from the server. Using this system, the device can receive a faster first impression of the web page, without a performance delay waiting for all images of the web page to be retrieved and loaded.12-02-2010
20110106916APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXECUTING AN APPLICATION - Provided are an apparatus and method for executing an application. Using the apparatus and method, an application is executed in a terminal directly, or by receiving a computing service from a remote server. After an execution time and/or power consumption of when the application is executed in the terminal directly, and an execution time and/or power consumption when the computing service is received from the remote server are estimated, one of the application execution methods of the two cases may be selected according to the estimated values. The estimated values may be determined based on a state of the terminal, the quality of service (QoS) state of the remote server, and a characteristic of the application.05-05-2011
20110106914 INTERFACE METHOD FOR VERIFYING THE CONTENT SUMMARY - An interface method for verifying the content summary, includes the following steps: when a user requests a service content, the service management platform configures the calculation parameter of the content summary (S05-05-2011
20100312858NETWORK APPLICATION PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT USING SPECULATIVE EXECUTION - A speculative web browser engine may enable providing transmission of content between a server and a client prior to a user-initiated request for the content hidden in imperative code (event handlers), which may reduce user-perceived latency when the user initiates the imperative code. In some aspects, a speculative browser state may be created from an actual browser state and used to run the event handlers. The event handlers may be modified to direct actions of the event handler to update the speculative browser state. Speculative content may be transmitted between the server and the client in response to an execution of the modified code. The speculative content may be stored in a cache and made readily available for use when the user initiates the event handler and finds that the desired content has already been fetched.12-09-2010
20120036226URI SERVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A URI-redirection via machine-scannable-code system and method are provided herein.02-09-2012
20130138775MECHANISM FOR CONTENT DOWNLOAD BASED ON HASHES - A mechanism for content download based on hashes is disclosed. A method of the invention includes receiving a request from a client computing device for a file stored at a server computing device and dividing the file into a plurality of chunks. In addition, the method includes, for each chunk of the plurality of chunks of the file, obtaining, by the server computing device, a hash for the chunk, sending, by the server computing device, the hash for the chunk to the client computing device, and after sending the hash, sending, by the server computing device, the chunk to the client computing device if such sending is enabled.05-30-2013
20130138777DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A control method of a display apparatus and a display apparatus displaying a video, the control method of a display apparatus includes: displaying a plurality of videos provided from a video source; generating and storing at least one selectable still image from the plurality of provided videos; displaying the at least one selectable still image to be selectable; and receiving a streaming video corresponding to the selected still image from the at least one displayed selectable still image from a server; and displaying the streaming video based on metadata derived to correspond to the selected still image.05-30-2013
20130138778COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD, COMPUTER SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SYNCHRONIZING OUTPUT OF MEDIA DATA ACROSS A PLURALITY OF DEVICES - A computer-implemented method, a computer system, and a computer program product for synchronizing output of media data across a plurality of devices is provided. The computer-implemented method for synchronizing output of media data across a plurality of output devices may include providing a communication network between a media server and a plurality of output devices; and synchronously outputting media data files on the plurality of output devices, wherein the media data files are transmitted to the output devices from the media server in form of a data stream over different delivery networks.05-30-2013
20130138779DISTRIBUTED CONTROL FOR A CONTINUOUS PLAY BACKGROUND MUSIC SYSTEM - A system and method executed at a computing device for providing digital content, is provided. The method includes: remotely providing digital media files via a network to a playback device responsively to a computer being remotely located from both the computing device and the playback device; receiving at least one first communication from the computer via the network; and sending at least one second communication to the playback device via the network and based upon the first communication. Playback of ones of the provided digital media files at the playback device is modified responsively to the at least one second communication.05-30-2013
20130138780DATA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS - A data communications network comprises a plurality of terminals and a main server adapted to manage selective retrieval of data from a first server by at least one target terminal. Some or all of the terminals are adapted to act as relay servers for serving data retrieved from the first server to at least one target terminal. The network includes a network information database and the main server selects at least one target terminal to act as a relay server for serving data to other target terminals on the basis of terminal performance information stored in the network information database. Terminals acting as relay servers also select further downstream target terminals to act as further relay servers on the basis of the relative performances of the further target terminals. The load on the main server is thus distributed among all of the relay servers, providing improved network performance.05-30-2013
20130138781METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DELIVERING SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH AUDIO/VISUAL CONTENT TO A USER - A method for delivering supplemental content associated with audio/visual content to a user of the audio/visual content is presented. In the method, the audio/visual content and the supplemental content are received. The audio/visual content is then transferred as a stream to a first device for presentation to the user. The supplemental content is transferred to a second device for presentation to the user. The transferred supplemental content is organized into segments, wherein each of the segments is to be presented by the second device to the user in synchronization with the presentation of a corresponding portion of the audio/visual content.05-30-2013
20130013740Media Sharing Method and Non-transitory Machine Readable Media thereof - By merging media playlists of mobile electronic devices capable of responding to each other and sharing a same wireless communication protocol, each of the mobile electronic devices is capable of sharing media playlists and corresponding media files with each other.01-10-2013
20130013744METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MANAGING DOWNLOAD REQUESTS RECEIVED TO DOWNLOAD FILES FROM A SERVER - A method, system and program product for managing downloads of files from a server. The method includes presetting, using a tool, a threshold number of allowable connections for each client requesting connections to download files from a server. The method further includes identifying, using the tool, a client requesting one or more connections to download a file and tracking, using the tool, whether or not the client has exceeded the threshold number of allowable connections preset. If the client has not exceeded the threshold number of allowable connections preset, allowing the one or more connections up to the threshold number of allowable connections preset for the client to download the file from the server and if the client has exceeded the threshold number of allowable connections preset, preventing the client from connecting to the server, such that overloading of the server with too many simultaneous active connections is minimized.01-10-2013
20130013750METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING CONTENT TO A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and server for facilitating the transmission of content to a mobile communication device connected to a host computer are provided. The method comprises: sending a content queue request to the mobile communication device from a web application running within a web browser; in response to sending the content queue request, receiving at the host computer a content queue from the mobile communication device, the content queue identifying one or more locations of remote servers associated with content; retrieving content, by the web application, in accordance with the one or more locations identified in the content queue; and sending the content from the host computer to the mobile communication device.01-10-2013
20130013749SERVICES FOR PROVIDING ITEM ASSOCIATION DATA - A service is disclosed for enabling web sites and other entities to provide item recommendations and other behavior-based content to end users. The service can be implemented as a web service that is remotely accessible over the Internet. Web sites use the web service's interface to report events descriptive of item-related actions performed by end users (e.g., item views, item purchases, searches for items, etc.). The web service analyzes the reported event data on an aggregated basis to detect various types of associations between particular items, and stores resulting datasets that map items to associated items. The web service's interface also provides various API calls for enabling the web sites to request item recommendations and other behavior-based content, including but not limited to personalized recommendations that are based on the event history of the target user. Advantageously, the web sites need not host the infrastructure for providing such content.01-10-2013
20130144982INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF CONTENT EXCHANGE - A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium is provided for storing computer program instructions that cause a computer to implement a method of exchanging content. The method includes connecting to an information processing apparatus, and transferring a ID of the computer to the information processing apparatus when a connection to the information processing apparatus is detected. The method further includes storing content and data related to the content transmitted from the information processing apparatus, transferring the data corresponding to the content stored in the computer, and reproducing the stored content. The content is automatically transferred to the computer when the computer is judged to be a predetermined device.06-06-2013
20130144986BROADCAST CONTENT TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND BROADCAST CONTENT RECEIVING APPARATUS - When only part of content that is stored inside a terminal is updated, the updated content is allowed to be received efficiently, taking into account reducing the power consumption of the terminal. This broadcast content delivery apparatus (06-06-2013
20130144989UNIFIED DEVICE MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - A unified device management method and system for unified management of a fixed and mobile device includes a command execution controller which receives a device management command, sends a query message to the device, receives a response message transmitted by the device, creates a command execution policy based on the settings contained in the response message, and executes the device management command according to a policy, the device which generates and sends the response message to the command execution controller according to user inputs, and a remote access server which connects the device and the command execution controller by using a remote access protocol.06-06-2013
20100325244REAL TIME DATA NETWORK - A data network in which real time data from sensors is collected by local data servers and transmitted to a global data server. A number of virtual servers hold subsets of real time data from the global data server. Domains of data clients have real time access to a virtual server such that data clients may not access data to which they do not have permission to access.12-23-2010
20100325245AGGREGATED PROXY BROWSER WITH AGGREGATED LINKS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Systems and methods of aggregating on-line content into a context are presented. A context composer can define a context by defining one or more context attributes including network addresses of remote content and an arrangement of the content according to a desired presentation. The context can be managed as a distinct object separate from the content. The composer can also annotate the context as desired. The context can be assigned a single context network address, possibly directed to a context proxy server, which can be used request the context. Upon request, the server can instruct a requester's browser to render the context according to the composer's definition. Advertisements can be inserted into the context based on the context's defining attributes.12-23-2010
20110131297RELIABLE DELIVERY OF A PUSH-STATE AWARE CLIENT DEVICE - There are provided methods, systems, devices and computer program products for reliable delivery of content packages to a client device. Push delivery of content packages is combined with pull delivery when a push delivery fails. When a client device participates in a push delivery but fails to complete, a recommendation for corrective action may be notified and, following such corrective action, the client device pulls delivery. Respective content listings are maintained by server and client device for reconciliation to prompt pull delivery by the client device.06-02-2011
20100332619INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVER, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - An information management server includes an information provision request receiving means which receives an information provision request together with request information, a probe information provision requesting unit which performs the probe information provision request to the probe information providing apparatus, a probe information obtaining unit which obtains the probe information from the probe information providing apparatus, a message information provision requesting means which performs the message information provision request to the message information providing apparatus, a message information obtaining unit which obtains the message information from the message information providing apparatus, a response-to-request information generating unit which generates response-to-request information corresponding to the request information by using the probe information and the message information, and a response-to-request information providing unit which provides the response-to-request information to the information provision requesting apparatus.12-30-2010
20100332617SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A VIRTUAL APPLIANCE IN AN APPLICATION DELIVERY FABRIC - The present disclosure is directed to systems and method for providing a virtual appliance. One or more application delivery controller appliances intermediary to a plurality of clients and a plurality of servers perform a plurality of application delivery control functions on network traffic communicated between the plurality of clients and the plurality of servers. A virtual application delivery controller is deployed on a device intermediary to the plurality of clients and the plurality of servers. The virtual application delivery controller executing on the device performs one or more of the plurality of application delivery control functions on network traffic communicated between the plurality of clients and the plurality of servers.12-30-2010
20100332620Electronic File Transfer for a Communications Device - Systems and methods are provided for identifying an electronic file that is accessible by a communications node to be transmitted to a recipient. A communications device sends an identification of the electronic file. The communications node receives the identification of the electronic file, identifies the electronic file based on the identification, and accesses the electronic file for transmission to the recipient. The electronic file is not transmitted from the communications device to the communications node.12-30-2010
20100332618METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FILTERING STREAMING DATA - A method of content filtering of data containers of multiple content types is based on generating a set of encoded filters and a set of encoded rules for each content type. Each encoded filter is expressed as a respective operator, from among user-defined operators, and two operands including a content descriptor and a descriptor criterion. A filter has a binary state and a rule may be based on a single filter or a number of selected filters. An apparatus implementing the method has a user interface for receiving user-defined configuration data, a configuration module for generating a set of encoded filters and a set of encoded rules for each content type, a network interface for receiving data containers from a network and transmitting filtered data containers to the network, and a filtering module for applying the rules to received data containers.12-30-2010
20100235470REMOTE CARD READER ACCESS - Computing devices for providing a web service interface to a communication layer of the smartcard reader.09-16-2010
20110010432Method For Scheduling And Rescheduling Vehicle Service Appointments - The present invention provides a computer based method for enabling or disabling an appointment feature which allows the scheduling of a vehicle service appointment from a vehicle. An embodiment of the method comprises monitoring for the ability to communicate with a remote appointment server to schedule a vehicle service appointment. In response to determining that it is possible to communicate with the appointment server to schedule a vehicle service appointment, the appointment feature is enabled. In response to determining that it is not possible to communicate with the appointment server to schedule a vehicle service appointment, the appointment feature is disabled.01-13-2011
20100332621Method and Apparatus for Obtaining Media Over a Communications Network - A method and apparatus for obtaining a real time media stream provided as a plurality of media fragments from a plurality of remote nodes in a communications network is described. Media fragments are requested from the plurality of remote nodes. A series of media fragments is received from at least one of the plurality of remote nodes. A selection criterion is determined for identifying the series of data fragments, and a blocking request is sent to at least one other of the plurality of remote nodes, the blocking request instructing the at least one other node to block the media fragments satisfying the selection criterion from being sent.12-30-2010
20110016194CONNECTING GALLERIES TO DYNAMIC SERVER-HOSTED CONTENT - Application gallery connections to dynamic server-hosted content may be provided. An application may be instantiated on a client device. Upon loading, the application may connect to an available content server and download a content manifest. An application setting, such as a privacy setting or an administrative restriction may prevent connections to the content server; otherwise the application may determine whether the content manifest lists any new content for download. New content may be downloaded and made available to users of the application. The application may also determine whether any previously downloaded content is out of date according to the content manifest and remove unused content.01-20-2011
20130159475COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A communication terminal capable of seamless reproduction of stream data even when structure of an ALM tree changes during the reproduction of stream data includes a control unit which causes a reproduction unit to start reproduction of a stream data packet at a time point which is later than a predetermined time point by a total of all delay times corresponding to a communication path from the communication terminal to a leaf terminal. The delay times are obtained by an obtainment unit.06-20-2013
20130159473CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK - A device is operable in a content delivery network (CDN). The device has a cache server mechanism constructed and adapted to: upon joining the CDN, obtain global configuration data from a control core of the CDN; and, having joined the CDN, obtain updated global configuration data, if needed; and obtain customer configuration information associated with at least one customer of the CDN. The device serves a particular resource associated with a particular customer of the CDN in accordance with (i) the global configuration data, and (ii) customer configuration information obtained in and associated with the particular customer.06-20-2013
20130159474Target advertising using wireless node location-based data - A method for targeting advertisings to users through a wireless node by supplying requested content plus related content based on wireless location data and optionally based on user profile information, with previously viewed content, and with user surfing history.06-20-2013
20110016195SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA OVER A COMPUTER NETWORK INCLUDING FOR PRESENTATIONS OVER MULTIPLE CHANNELS IN PARALLEL - A system and method of transmitting data via a computer network to a plurality of end-users. Transmission of successive data units may be prompted by human-operated and/or automated means of central control. Successive arrays of data units may be transmitted over a plurality of channels, in parallel. Each end-user chooses which channel or channels to receive and may change channels at will. Transmission of successive arrays may coincide with successive occurrences during the course of a live event. Data units also may be transmitted over one or more channels asynchronously with transmissions over other channels. Controller-prompted transmissions, received passively by end-users, also may be integrated with a facility for end-users to browse data sources in a self-directed sequence and pace.01-20-2011
20110113124METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DOWNLOADING MULTIMEDIA CONTENTS AT HIGH SPEED IN THE INTERNET - In order to download multimedia content with hidden address information on the Internet to the user terminal, the invention proposes obtaining address information of the multimedia contents to be downloaded with hidden address information in the predetermined multimedia server, when a multimedia player of the user terminal obtains the multimedia contents to be downloaded from the predetermined multimedia server, and obtaining information related to a plurality of network resources comprising the same multimedia contents as the multimedia contents to be downloaded, according to the address information of the multimedia contents to be downloaded in the predetermined multimedia server, then downloading the multimedia contents to be downloaded, according to the information related to the plurality of network resources.05-12-2011
20110029641Systems and Methods Thereto for Acceleration of Web Pages Access Using Next Page Optimization, Caching and Pre-Fetching Techniques - A method and system for acceleration of access to a web page using next page optimization, caching and pre-fetching techniques. The method comprises receiving a web page responsive to a request by a user; analyzing the received web page for possible acceleration improvements of the web page access; generating a modified web page of the received web page using at least one of a plurality of pre-fetching techniques; providing the modified web page to the user, wherein the user experiences an accelerated access to the modified web page resulting from execution of the at least one of a plurality of pre-fetching techniques; and storing the modified web page for use responsive to future user requests.02-03-2011
20110029643Method and System for Updating an Interaction Document - User interactions with an interactive media program are defined by an interaction document, such as a SMIL document, that may be downloaded by a user before playing or viewing of the associated media program. In the case of live events that are recorded by the user for later viewing, the interactions that may have taken place during the original scheduled broadcast of the event may no longer be valid. In this case, a method and apparatus is provided to allow the user downloading an interaction document for a media program to receive updated versions of the interaction document that can be used when viewing a recording of the media program. In one exemplary embodiment, the media playback system sends a request for an interaction document to an interaction document server responsive to the recording of the interactive media program. The interaction document server may send the updated interaction document to the media playback system responsive to the request if one is available.02-03-2011
20110029640SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USINGA N ORDINARY ARTICLE OF COMMERCE TO ACCESS A REMOTE COMPUTER - A system and method for using identification codes found on ordinary articles of commerce to access remote computers on a network. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a computer is provided having a database that relates Uniform Product Code (“UPC”) numbers to Internet network addresses (or “URLs”). To access an Internet resource relating to a particular product, a user enters the product's UPC symbol manually, by swiping a bar code reader over the UPC symbol, or via other suitable input means. The database retrieves the URL corresponding to the UPC code. This location information is then used to access the desired resource.02-03-2011
20110029639System and Method of Collecting Video Content Information - Video content information associated with a video content is received by a computing device. End destination information associated with a reception instance of the video content is also received by the computing device. At least a portion of the video content information and at least a portion of the end destination information are selectively aggregated to generate aggregated information.02-03-2011
20120246276DATA SYNCHRONIZATION SERVER, SYSTEM, AND DATA TRANSFER BANDWIDTH CONTROL METHOD - A data synchronization system transfers data between multiple data synchronization servers connected to a network path. The data synchronization server calculates a transfer delay on a network path involved in the transfer of data of multiple applications in an application server to another data synchronization server, predicts a time at which the transfer delay will exceed the requested delay of each application, and controls the transmission rate of data for each application so that times, at which the transfer delays will exceed the requested delays of all applications, become the same. In this way, the data synchronization system controls the data synchronization of applications between remotely installed distributed data centers so that the requested delay of each application is satisfied as much as possible.09-27-2012
20110035466HOME MEDIA AGGREGATOR SYSTEM AND METHOD - Systems and methods are described for aggregating and playing media content using a proxy server. A request is received, in the proxy server, to play media content from a placeshifting media source on a media player. The requested media content is received, in the proxy server, from the placeshifting media source. The proxy server determines the media playing capability of the media player, and transmits the requested media content to the media player in a manner that is compatible with the media player associated with the request.02-10-2011
20110035467LOCALIZATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Network-based localization is provided by submitting, on a server, a plurality of untranslated files requiring translation to a target language, and a localization tool client configured to communicate with the first server via a network. The untranslated files are downloaded from the server, and a user (translator) is allowed to translate the first file to create a translated file such that the file type is transparent to the user. The translated file is the uploaded from the localization tool client to the first server.02-10-2011
20110035468SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING NETWORKED SHORT RANGE ZONE THROUGH REMOTE DELIVERY OF SHORT RANGE PROXY SERVER ON A REMOTELY LOCATED MACHINE - System and method for creating networked short range zone through remote delivery of short range proxy server on a remotely located machine, the method comprising the steps of registering with the system network, receiving a unique ID, accessing the server for further processing, downloading the relevant application with enabling means, connecting a device to short range dongles, running the application and registering the device using the unique ID, entering the location based and/or other relevant information , enabling the device for creating networked short range zone.02-10-2011
20110246617Virtual Application Extension Points - A virtual application may be configured with several extension points within a host operating system. The virtual application may be configured with a private namespace in which various components, such as registry settings, dynamic linked libraries, and other components may reside. During configuration, links may be placed in the host operating system that may point to objects in the virtual application's private namespace so that the operating system and other applications may launch, control, or otherwise interact with the virtual application. The links may be located in a file system, registry, or other locations and may be available to other applications, including other virtual applications. A configuration routine may place the links into the host operating system at the time the application may be configured.10-06-2011
20090049156Notifying Remote Devices of Available Content - Methods of operating a portable electronic device including a display screen, a user interface, a controller, a memory and a transceiver are provided. The methods include executing a resource on the controller, and receiving a snapshot command through the user interface. In response to the snapshot command, a network address of a remote server from which the resource was downloaded is obtained, an audiovisual signal representative of the resource is generated, and the audiovisual signal and the network address are stored in a file. The file can be forwarded using the transceiver to a remote terminal, which can access the resource from the network address.02-19-2009
20110040852OBTAINING AND PROVIDING CACHED SETTINGS WITHIN A DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM - A system identifies, in a development platform, a requirement where the requirement indicates that server information be accessible to the development platform regardless of an availability of at least one server. The system connects to the server. The system obtains caching settings from at least one server. The caching settings are available during development of at least one application to verify successful interaction between the application, and at least one server during operation of the application. The system provides the caching settings to the development platform. The caching settings represent current server information. The caching settings are integrated during operation of the development platform.02-17-2011
20090063659METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USE IN CUSTOMIZING DISPLAYED CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH A PORTABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - The present embodiments provide methods and systems to playback and customize the playback of content relative to the portable storage medium. Some of these methods identify content to be rendered, through a playback device, in association with a first portable storage medium; identify one or more customizable display parameters to be applied in displaying the identified content; receive a first definition, following the identification of the customizable display parameters, for at least a first customizable display parameter of the one or more customizable display parameters; and cause the first definition for the first customizable display parameter to be stored on the playback device in association with the first customizable display parameter such that the first definition is to be applied by the playback device in rending the content relative to the first customizable display parameter.03-05-2009
20090063660SYNCHRONIZATION AND TRANSFER OF DIGITAL MEDIA ITEMS - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for synchronizing and transferring digital media items. One or more media items are received, from a network operating environment, at a first device. A first media database on the first device, including metadata associated with the media items, is synchronized with a second media database on a second device. The one or more media items are moved from the first device to the second device. The one or more media items are copied from the second device to the first device.03-05-2009
20110246618CACHING MULTIPLE VIEWS CORRESPONDING TO MULTIPLE ASPECT RATIOS - The present technology presents targeted content, such as a targeted application, in multiple different configurations to correspond to multiple display orientations. In one example, a primary application having a view reserved to present the targeted application is configured to be presented in either a landscape or a portrait presentation format depending on the orientation of the display. The primary application is further configured to switch from either the landscape or portrait presentation format to the other presentation format when the orientation of the display is changed. Accordingly, the targeted application can be downloaded in multiple configurations so that the configuration that is appropriate for the displayed presentation format of the primary application can be presented with the reserved view.10-06-2011
20110246616Dynamic Virtual Chunking of Streaming Media Content - Techniques are disclosed for a client device to stream a user-selected media file from a content server. The client device may create a playlist of dynamic virtual chunks to represent a single media stream file on a streaming media server. The playlist itself may be generated from an index in the header of a given stream defining what chunks, or segments of multiplexed audiovisual content, are present within that stream. The playlist of dynamic virtual chunks provides the playback engine on the client device with a list of individual files that may be requested from the streaming server independently of one another, despite the stream being stored on the server as a single media stream file.10-06-2011
20110246615DYNAMIC INTELLIGENT MIRROR HOST SELECTION - Systems and methods for dynamic intelligent mirror selection are presented. Dynamic intelligent mirror selection may include evaluating available mirrors at a client to determine an optimum mirror from which to download a portion of data. For each portion of data downloaded, reevaluation of the available mirrors may be provided such that dynamic selection of the mirrors may reflect changes in network conditions. The mirror selection may be based at least partially on observed characteristics of mirrors observed while downloading from a mirror, such that no synthetic work load is needed to benchmark mirror performance. The observed characteristics may include transfer speed, error counts, latency, and mirror load. Furthermore, a random bonus and usage bonus may be provided to help in facilitating the evaluation of available mirrors.10-06-2011
20110246614Mobile Content Management - A computer system interacts with a mobile device to support the needs of remote users and may leverage e-ink technology so that a mobile user can access, manage and read documents without being tethered. The mobile device allows for both user-initiated downloads from a corporate entity as well as corporate pushes by the corporate entity to ensure that the user has updated content. The computer system receives a request for selected electronic content, where the request includes updated configuration information and user identification. The computer system then maps the user identification to a device type from a plurality of device types. Embodiments support different device types including electronic ink display capable devices. The selected electronic content is then downloaded to the mobile device. Subsequently, the computer system pushes updated versions of the selected electronic content based on the updated configuration information.10-06-2011
20110119354METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING REQUESTS FOR CONTENT - A method and system for caching content, such as content requested from a server on the World Wide Web. Requests for dynamic content are forwarded directly to a content server to avoid caching data that might only be used once. Requests for static content are forwarded to a hot or a regular cache depending on the frequency at which the content is requested. When a hot cache does not contain the content, it forwards the request to the forwarder which then forwards the request to a regular cache. When the regular cache does not contain the content, it requests the content from the forwarder which then forwards the request to a content server. There may be more than two layers of cache.05-19-2011
20100146083WAFS Disconnected-Mode Read-Write Access - The present invention, in particular embodiments, provides methods, apparatuses and systems directed to providing a Wide Area File System that is robust against network connectivity issues. In particular implementations, the present invention provides a WAFS disconnected-mode read-write access that provides for a more seamless user experience against WAN or other network connectivity failures. Specific embodiments provide for management, at a network device such as an EFG node, of file objects previously opened during a connected state with a remote file server appliance, creation of new file objects during a disconnected state and re-synchronization of those file objects (data and meta-data) when a connection becomes available.06-10-2010
20100146079APPARATUS FOR TRANSFERRING ADVERTISING CONTENT TO A MOBILE TELEPHONE - A mobile telephone obtains (or is supplied) advertising content from a remote server and locally stores that advertising content. The advertising content is then automatically shown in association with a running, in use (e.g. in foreground) application that generates a screen that an end-user interacts with (‘an end-user application’). The content is shown ‘automatically’ in the sense that the advertising content is displayed without the end-user explicitly requesting any specific item of content, (although he may opt-in to the general approach of having advertising content displayed on his mobile telephone). The telephone itself determines which adverts etc. it should display, depending on which application is currently being used (i.e. is currently displayed on screen).06-10-2010
20110213862USER PROFILE SYNCHRONIZATION - A system, method, and program product comprise a user profile, a remote storage device and a user computer with a memory. A user copy of the user profile is stored in the memory of the user computer. A user profile synchronization component synchronizes the user copy of the user profile with a backup copy of the user profile at the remote storage device. A user profile download component allows a user to selectively download the backup copy of the user profile from the remote storage device.09-01-2011
20110087759APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REPRODUCING CONTENTS USING DIGITAL LIVING NETWORK ALLIANCE IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for reproducing contents using a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) network are provided. The apparatus includes a Digital Media Server (DMS), a Digital Media Controller (DMC), and a Digital Media Renderer (DMR). The DMS provides contents stored in advance. The DMC selects contents according to an operation of the DMS, and reproduces the selected contents. The DMR reproduces contents under control the DMC.04-14-2011
20110213861Next Generation Social Networking And Content Rating System And Method - A system and method are described herein that leverages an IP (and in particular IMS) mobile network and a fixed network to provide a next generation social networking experience to the users of mobile terminals.09-01-2011
20090313354DEVICE, SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR STORING AND MAKING IMAGE INFORMATION RETRIEVABLE - The present invention relates to a method for storing, providing with a code and making image information retrievable, comprising steps for: transferring image data from a memory card for mobile use, such as a flash memory, to a memory in a device coupled to a network, a user entering in the device a contactability code for a mobile telephone, such as a mobile telephone number or another code such as an IP telephony address, associating the image data with the contactability code or an identification code, transmitting the image data from the device to be received by the web server or a data file linked thereto.12-17-2009
20100250712CENTRALLY MANAGING AND MONITORING SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE (SAAS) APPLICATIONS - An apparatus, system, method and program providing a multi-tenant software as a service (SaaS) application that manages and monitors the use of other SaaS applications via a common connection and database framework. An Internet-based interface is provided as a single portal for monitoring and managing the use of SaaS applications. Objects and the state of these objects including all associated attributes related to the SaaS applications are stored in databases associated with the Internet-based interface. The Internet-based interface also provides a social networking infrastructure and an application exchange infrastructure that allows sharing of information related to the SaaS applications.09-30-2010
20100250711COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR REGISTRATION OF SITE INFORMATION AND A COMPUTER TO REGISTER SITE INFORMATION - A computer readable storage medium storing computer readable instructions is provided. The computer readable instructions control a computer to register site representing information with a communication device which is connectable to a network. The site representing information enables the communication device to obtain content summary information and includes information concerning an information providing site which delivers the content summary information. The content summary information includes location information to indicate a location of an information content provided through the network and a title of the information content. The computer readable instructions control the computer to execute steps of obtaining the site representing information registered with the computer, and registering the obtained site representing information with the communication device.09-30-2010
20120173677REQUEST ROUTING - A system, method and computer-readable medium for request routing. A client request processing a resource identifier for requested content transmits a first DNS query to a content delivery network service provider. The content delivery network service provider transmits an alternative resource identifier in response to the client computing device DNS query. The client computing device then issues a second DNS query to the same content delivery network service provider. The content delivery network service provider can then either resolve the second DNS query with an IP address of a cache component or transmit another alternative resource identifier that will resolve to the content delivery network service provider. The process can repeat with the content delivery network service provider's network until a DNS server resolves a DNS query from the client computing device.07-05-2012
20120173676Data Streaming Through Time-Varying Transport Media - A method of data streaming from an encoder to a decoder through a time-varying connection, is disclosed. The method includes associating an encoding coefficient with said time-varying connection, the encoding coefficient determining a flow rate at an output of said encoder; defining a performance metric of the time-varying connection; defining an acceptance interval of the performance metric having a lower bound and an upper bound; acquiring a set of performance measurements of the time-varying connection over a time window at a current encoding coefficient; determining a current value of the metric of the time-varying connection according to the set of measurements; determining a preferred encoding coefficient according to the current value of the metric; and modifying the current encoding coefficient based on the current value of the metric and the acceptance interval to attain the preferred encoding coefficient. A corresponding streaming server and system for data streaming are also provided.07-05-2012
20120173675METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING MULTIMEDIA SERVICES FROM A SERVER TO MULTIPLE CLIENTS - A method and system for displaying multimedia services from a server to multiple clients is provided. The method includes transmitting control information from the server to one or more clients. The method also includes assigning a channel to the one or more of the clients. The method further includes transmitting display information to the one or more clients, using the channel. The method additionally includes receiving update information from the one or more clients using a back channel. Moreover, the method includes modifying the update information received by the server and transmitting the update information to the one or more clients using a forward channel. The system includes a server and one or more clients.07-05-2012
20120173674Multimedia Contents Processing Method And System - Embodiments provide a multimedia content processing method and a multimedia content processing system. The multimedia content processing method includes transmitting, by a mobile device, a request for a multimedia content file to a host device, and generating, by the host device, a pre-processed multimedia content file in response to the request. The generating step includes performing one or more pre-process operations on the multimedia content file such that the multimedia content file is modified. The method further includes downloading, by the mobile device, the pre-processed multimedia content file from the host device, and playing, by the mobile device, the pre-processed multimedia content file.07-05-2012
20100235475Identification and Tracking of Digital Content Distributors on Wide Area Networks - A system and method for tracking and identifying digital content distributors using file sharing networks. The system monitors distribution networks, logs pertinent network and distributor information, generates network statistics, gathers evidence of content distribution, and notifies interested parties of the availability of content on file sharing networks.09-16-2010
20100228835System for Accessing Distributed Data Cache Channel at Each Network Node to Pass Requests and Data - A cache apparatus for a network receives and responds to network file-services-protocol requests from client workstations coupled to the network. The cache apparatus includes a digital memory for storing data transmitted in responding to the network requests. A processing unit executes program instructions. A network interface couples the cache apparatus to the network. The interface includes program instructions, executed by the processing unit, for receiving the requests and transmitting responses thereto. A file-request-service module includes program instructions, executed by the processing unit, for interpreting the requests and generating responses thereto. The file-request-service module also checks the memory for the presence of an image of data specified by the request. When the data is present, the file-request-service module retrieves the data for inclusion in the response. A file-request-generation module includes program instructions, executed by the processing unit, for storing data received from the network and for generating requests for data that the file-request-service module determines to be missing from the memory. The network interface transmits file-request-generation module requests to network.09-09-2010
20100223358METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THWARTING KEYLOGGERS USING PROXIES - Techniques for thwarting keylogger using a proxy are described herein. According to one embodiment, in response to a request received from a client for accessing a Web page provided from a remote Web server over a network, a proxy server retrieves the Web page from the remote Web server and presents the Web page to the client. The proxy server further presents a virtual keyboard to the client to allow a user of the client to enter one or more keys in an input field of the Web page without having to type at the client for the purposes of logging into the Web site. Thereafter, the proxy server directs traffic between the client and the remote Web server over the network. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.09-02-2010
20110082913FORMAT GENERALIZATION OF INSTITUTIONAL CONTENT FOR MOBILE DELIVERY - A system for generalizing the format of instructional content for mobile delivery is disclosed. The system includes a processor configured to identify institutional content in a client-specific data file, and further configured to store, in a memory, the identified institutional content as generalized institutional content. The system also includes a communications module configured to receive, from a mobile device, a request for the generalized institutional content. The processor is configured to provide, to the mobile device in response to the request, the generalized institutional content in a format configured for display on the mobile device. Methods and machine-readable mediums are also disclosed.04-07-2011
20110145371IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME - When an operation screen is being displayed based upon content for displaying the operation screen acquired from a web server, it is determined whether the content includes a description instructing that form data is transmitted to the web server. If it is determined that the content includes the description, then the form data in the content is transmitted to the web server in response to pressing of a start key which is a hard key that is for instructing the start of image processing.06-16-2011
20110246619TERMINAL APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT AND PROGRAM - There are provided a terminal apparatus by which media content relating to a connected electronic equipment can be easily acquired, an electronic equipment which can easily acquire media content relating to the electronic equipment itself, and a program. When a user actually operates an electronic music instrument and changes an operation state, a media content providing server receives state data indicating the operation state after the change from the electronic music instrument through a client terminal, receives a list of media content relating to the electronic music instrument and coincident with a present operation state of the electronic music instrument among a lot of stored media content from many media content storage servers on a communication network based on the state data, and displays it on a display of the client terminal. When the user selects one of media content from the list and instructs acquisition thereof, the media content providing server acquires corresponding media content data from a media content storage server storing it and transmits it to the client terminal.10-06-2011
20100082774Distributed File System Consistency Mechanism Extension for Enabling Internet Video Broadcasting - The consistency callback mechanisms employed by local file systems such as NTFS and distributed file systems such as DDS, NFS and CIFS are extended to provide a shared memory foundation for efficiently broadcasting real-time high definition video from a source object to large numbers of viewers via the Internet. Distributed applications such as video viewing client applications establish connections to a common distributed file system object, and then each application registers with the underlying distributed file system to receive notifications whenever the video source modifies the source object. The data required to update images maintained by viewing clients is included in notification messages. The distributed file system employs a network of proxy cache nodes. Proxy cache nodes receive notification messages (complete with image update data) and update their cached images of the source object and then retransmit the notification messages towards the viewing clients using IP multicast techniques. In this manner, the distributed file system's consistency mechanism efficiently employs network resources to enable the real-time distribution of video content streams.04-01-2010
20110087758IN-FLIGHT SERVICE SYSTEM - When a server unit is stopped by a failure, for example, and gives no response, and a monitor timer times out, an operation panel unit is switched to a proxy server. Then, the operation panel unit transmits request messages to the other operation panel units. The other operation panel units perform necessary operations, such as display and input operations, in accordance with the request messages. When the server unit recovers from the failure, the operation panel unit stops the proxy server function. Again, the server unit transmits request messages to the operation panel unit and the other operation panel units.04-14-2011
20110093565Serving Font Files in Varying Formats Based on User Agent Type - To resolve compatibility issues between font file formats and user agents such as web browsers, a font repository may determine a compatible font file format upon receiving a request from the user agent for a font. The determination may be made based on the type of user agent making the request. In one or more arrangements, if a font file in the compatible font file format is not available at the repository, a request may be transmitted to another repository. A font reference in a style sheet or code defining the network document may be unique to the font, but common to all font files corresponding to the font. An application for facilitating the generation of a network document may thus automatically generate such a code in response to a user selecting a desired font.04-21-2011
20100131617METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIFFERENTIAL TRANSMISSION OF WEB PAGE STRUCTURES - Because of restricted communications bandwidth and storage, mobile terminals and devices often suffer reduced Quality of Service (QoS) or delays when displaying data or forms associated with web pages or applications that depend on remote data. A method is disclosed for transmitting data as structured collections of objects that can be compared with internal cache collections such that only changed data needs to be transmitted. The structure that represents the data objects is the only component that must be transmitted, resulting in significant reduction of both the data to be transmitted and the number of connections that must be established with the remote server. This results in significantly reduced network and processing overhead, reduced connections, and higher QoS for the mobile application.05-27-2010
20100131616DMZ Framework - A method and system for providing a secure method and process for accessing resources that are made available by a server. A demilitarized zone (DMZ) framework provides a frontend system that is protected by a firewall and separated from a backend system by a second firewall. The frontend system provides the user interface functionality common to the backend but contains no access directly to the resources that the user interface operates upon. Placing the user interface on a separate machine from the resource data provides an additional layer of security. In addition, separate communication protocols are used between the user and the frontend and between the frontend and the backend system. Thus, a malicious programmer or program will not know the location of the resource or the method for communicating with the backend server to access the resource.05-27-2010
20090222536Dynamic Portal Assembly - The present invention provides a Dynamic Portal Assembly for Portals which provides the function to manipulate whole topology tree of a Portal at runtime. Topology Fragments, that are partial topology trees, are computed by software components called Adapters and are merged with existing trees at run time. The Adapters themselves can base the computation on the states of External Systems, e.g. Workflow Systems. The introduction of an Independent Adapter Interface allows for easy deployment of new Adapters into the Portal. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention the Dynamic Portal Assembly is adapted to integrate Workflow into Portal without giving awareness to the Portal user.09-03-2009
20090265448SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VIEWING CHOICES AND MAKING SELECTIONS - In one embodiment, the methods and apparatuses detect an input; display a plurality of selections; detect a location of a first segment relative to the plurality of selections; highlight a particular selection from the plurality of selections when the first segment is within an area of the particular selection; and select the particular selection based on the first segment being located within the area of the particular selection.10-22-2009
20090313355System Method and Apparatus for Portable Digital Identity - Two-way digital media devices typically store digital identifying data that identify the user to providers of content and interactive data. In the case of a Web browser of a personal computer, the digital identity is stored in the form of a plurality of cookies that are used by respective web sites to personalize the web site experience for each particular user. When a user is at a different computer, the digital identifying data is not available. In addition, other types of interactive devices, such as CATV settop boxes, cell phones, PDAs and the like, may not have enough non-volatile memory (persistent storage) to store the digital identifying data. In order to provide users with a portable digital identity, a digital identity server is provided as a server node on the Internet, which retrieves digital identifying data and downloads such digital identifying data to any device upon request. In such manner, the user's digital identity is portable and available at any computer or other digital device that is being used. The system digital identity server permits devices without sufficient non-volatile memory storage to download a digital identity for temporary storage in volatile memory, thereby providing a digital identity in devices without non-volatile memory.12-17-2009
20090313353COPYRIGHTED CONTENT DELIVERY OVER P2P FILE-SHARING NETWORKS - A copyright protection system for large scale content delivery over peer-to-peer P2P networks is disclosed. The system may integrate the complementary protections of a peer authorization protocol (PAP), selective content distribution and poisoning, and peer collusion detection. The system may include a transaction server computing system coupled to a P2P network and configured to enable users on the P2P network to conduct transactions for acquiring digital content to thereby become authorized clients for the digital content; and a plurality of distribution agent computing systems coupled to the central server and the P2P network, each distribution agent configured to store and distribute said digital content to said authorized clients distinguish authorized clients from unauthorized peers using a peer authorization protocol (PAP), selectively distribute poisoned versions of the digital content to unauthorized peers while distributing the digital content in a clean form to the authorized clients, cause a random plurality of the authorized clients to send download requests for a copyright protected file to other peers suspected of being unauthorized, receive, from one or more of the suspected other peers, clean copies of the file in response to the download requests; and identify the one or more suspected other peers as unauthorized peers.12-17-2009
20090313352Method and System for Improving the Download of Specific Content - A method of locating and downloading content from one or more remote servers for access on a client, the method comprising the steps of: identifying one or more key locations on the or each web server which carry out one or more predetermined functions; storing details of the one or more key locations and the associated one or more predetermined functions on the client; causing the web server to carry out one or more predetermined functions on the one or more web server based on the stored details of one or more first key locations and a data entry at the client; using the details to locate one or more key locations on the one or more web servers that come about by means of the causing step; and downloading content from the one or more key locations for access on the local client.12-17-2009
20100049833METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MODIFYING AN ENDPOINT REFERENCE REPRESENTING A WEB SERVICE ENDPOINT - WS-Addressing EndpointReferences represent Web service endpoints and are propagated in the SOAP Envelope as part of Web service interactions.02-25-2010
20090037559SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR COMPLETION OF ATTEMPTS TO ACCESS CONTENT - A content consumption session completion system and method useful in conjunction therewith, the system comprising an apparatus for detecting uncompleted content consumption sessions by monitoring consumption of data services by a user and logging information regarding at least one uncompleted content consumption session between at least one user and at least one data service. The system further includes an apparatus for diagnosing a reason why at least one individual content consumption session was uncompleted, and also includes an apparatus for responding to at least one uncompleted content consumption session as a function of the reason.02-05-2009
20100036935METHOD FOR REACTING TO THE BROADCAST OF A FILE IN A P2P NETWORK - A method for establishing connections with a number of peers of a peer to peer network operating using at least one exchange protocol, such as to influence the broadcast of a file within a peer to peer network, the addresses of the number of peers being held by at least one network server. A connection is established with the network server such as to at least partially download the addresses of the number of peers connected to the network and implicated in the downloading of the file, to a control server, then connections are established between at least one control client exchanging data with the control server and peers the addresses of which have been downloaded to the control server, such as to download content from a peer to a controlled client or broadcast content from a controlled client to a peer, the downloading or broadcasting being carried out according to the exchange protocol.02-11-2010
20100036934Network Based Community and Contest System and Method for Same - A computer network such as the World Wide Web, private intranet, or the like provides for creating a community of users. Periodically one or more topics are presented on a network site. Users can upload content, such as video files, audio files, pictures, text files, and the like relating to a topic to share with other users. User can also indicate whether they have personally experienced a particular topic and/or whether they desire to experience a particular topic. In some embodiments, a companion program, such as a television show, radio show, podcast, or the like also provides users the ability to review content posted by other users.02-11-2010
20100057888SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING EXTENSIBLE MARKUP LANGUAGE (XML) DOCUMENTS - Systems and methods for processing documents are disclosed. Documents received at a data server are transcoded using locally stored or generated code books. Code books for transcoded documents received at a wireless mobile communication device are either retrieved from a memory on the device or requested from a data server. In response to a code book request, a data server retrieves a requested code book from a local memory or generates the requested code book and returns the requested code book to a requestor. A wireless mobile communication device may also generate and transcode XML documents using a locally stored code book, a locally generated code book, or a code book received in response to a code book request.03-04-2010
20100057887SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOCALLY APPLICABLE INTERNET CONTENT WITH SECURE ACTION REQUESTS AND ITEM CONDITION ALERTS - Optimized delivery of locally applicable Internet content to users. A cache of locally applicable Internet content is maintained in a local content server, based upon a monitoring of locations of users requesting Internet content. Requests for Internet content are received from user equipment through a wireless network base station, and served from the local content server, which is logically proximate to the wireless network base station. The caching of locally applicable Internet content may be maintained on a layered basis. Secure action request receipt and corresponding performance, and item condition alerts are also described.03-04-2010
20100057885Method for Automated Harvesting of Data from A Web site using a Voice Portal System - A system is provided for developing and deploying a voice application using Web-based data as source data over a communications network to one or more recipients. The system has a voice application server capable of accessing a network server and Website hosted therein, a network communications server for routing the voice applications to their intended recipients, and a computer station running voice application software having control access to at least the voice application server, the computer station capable of accessing the network server and Website. An operator of the computer station creates and provides templates for the voice application server to use in data-to-voice rendering.03-04-2010
20090216861Integrated Software Network Agent - A model for the next generation of software network agents for downloadable software is provided. The software network agent delivers a streamlined user experience that presents the user with options to try or buy. The agent may be co-branded for merchant and affiliate marketing. The agent may be integrated with a number of services, such as ecommerce systems, affiliate marketing network systems, site optimization, web analytics and email marketing systems that enable a merchant to enhance the user experience and improve marketing. A user's actions may be tracked in order to provide OEMs and retailers payout on purchase referrals to the merchant's online store. Code changes and bug fixes can be made at the server and in a timely manner with minimal impact to the various systems supporting the software activation user experience.08-27-2009
20090216860SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING, COLLECTING, ANALYZING, AND COMMUNICATING EVENT RELATED INFORMATION - A system and method involves detecting operational social disruptive events on a global scale, assigning disease event staging and warnings to express data in more simplistic terms, modeling data in conjunction with linguistics analysis to establish responsive actions, generating visualization and modeling capabilities for communicating information, and modeling disease propagation for containment and forecasting purposes.08-27-2009
20100070612INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION CONTROL APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - An information processing system includes first to third information processing apparatuses and a communication control apparatus that controls communications among the first to third information processing apparatuses. The communication control apparatus includes: an acquisition unit that acquires information concerning a communication quality between the first and second information processing apparatuses; a setting unit that sets communications between the first and third information processing apparatus based on the information concerning the communication quality acquired by the acquisition unit; and a transfer unit that transfers information transmitted from the first information processing apparatus to the second information processing apparatus, to the third information processing apparatus as well as the second information processing apparatus. Each of the first to third information processing apparatuses includes a playing unit that plays information transmitted from each of the first to third information processing apparatuses.03-18-2010
20100070614UNIFIED DEVICE MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - A unified device management method and system for unified management of a fixed and mobile device includes a command execution controller which receives a device management command, sends a query message to the device, receives a response message transmitted by the device, creates a command execution policy based on the settings contained in the response message, and executes the device management command according to a policy, the device which generates and sends the response message to the command execution controller according to user inputs, and a remote access server which connects the device and the command execution controller by using a remote access protocol.03-18-2010
20100070610System and method for the distribution of digital media - The present invention comprises systems and methods for the distribution of digital media, programs, works and other data (Content). One embodiment of the invention relates to a portable, processor-enabled, non-volatile memory storage device (Storage Device) used to store and transport Content, a processor-enabled playback device (Playback Device) that interfaces with the Storage Device to view Content stored on the Storage Device, and a freestanding, affixed, and/or integrated kiosk device (Kiosk Device) with an independent, on-board drive array or arrays, or a Local Area Network-connected drive array or arrays, or other large capacity data storage memory structures (Drive Arrays) used to access and load Content to the Storage Device. In one embodiment, the Kiosk Device has access to several million Content files on a large number of Drive Arrays. In one embodiment, the Playback Device contains the same functionality as a Kiosk Device, accessing Drive Arrays via the Internet.03-18-2010
20100070615NETWORKED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A computer-implemented process allows emergency plans to be easily and rapidly created for a plurality of different facilities. An emergency plan is provided in electronic form for each facility. Each emergency plan has a standardized format with a plurality of component parts. Each emergency plan has at least some component parts that are accessible by other facilities. An electronic network is provided which allows at least some of the facilities to electronically obtain the accessible component parts of the emergency plans of at least some of the other facilities. A user interface allows the emergency plan of a facility to electronically import into its emergency plan selected content of one or more component parts of the emergency plan of another facility using the electronic network. The electronic importing is facilitated via the use of the standardized format for the emergency plans.03-18-2010
20100070613Portable Communication Interface for Accessing Media Content - A method and apparatus for accessing media with a portable communication device presents media available for display to a user based on user preferences. A user can select media to be output from an external display by entering commands into the portable communications device. In addition, a second external display can be used to display a subset of the media available for display.03-18-2010
20100064029NETWORK CONNECTOR DEVICE - A network connector device and a method for making image information sent through a first digital network accessible by a second digital network. A first and a second network connector are arranged to pass on digital network traffic, a network traffic buffer buffers the digital network traffic, an image session identifier identifies a network session from the buffered digital network traffic, containing image information. An image session tracker tracks the identified network session containing image information, an image extractor extracts image information from the identified network session containing image information, and an image information buffer buffers the extracted image information. An image information arranger arranges the image information from the image information buffer into at least one image sequence of related images, and a server makes accessible the at least one image sequence via a third network connector.03-11-2010
20100064028METHOD FOR SWITCHING A CLIENT TERMINAL FROM AN IDLE MODE TO AN ACTIVE MODE - The invention concerns a method for switching a client terminal (03-11-2010
20100064027COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND LIST DISPLAY METHOD - A second communication terminal includes a data receiving section that receives management data including an access information of a server, from a first communication terminal; a storage section that stores applications; a list making section that makes a list of applications indicated by the received management data; a display section that displays lists; a request transmitting section that, when an application which is not stored in the storage section is selected from the list, transmits a transmission request for the application to the server by using the access information in the management data; and an application receiving section that receives the application transmitted from the server in response to the transmission request.03-11-2010
20110179146METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING CONTENT IN MULTIMEDIA DATA PROVIDING SYSTEM - A content reproducing method is provided for continuously reproducing content being reproduced by a client device in another client device in a multimedia data providing system including a server for providing content and a plurality of client devices for reproducing the content provided by the server. The method includes reproducing, by a first device, multimedia content being streamed by a content server; and transmitting, by the first device, a first request message for continuously reproducing content being reproduced by the first device in another device and an IDentification (ID) of the first device to another device using local area communication in order to continuously reproduce the content being reproduced by the first device in another device.07-21-2011
20110179145UNAFFILIATED WEB DOMAIN HOSTING SERVICE BASED ON SHARED DATA STRUCTURE - A website hosting architecture provides a plurality of services to each of a plurality of unrelated websites, wherein when any one of the plurality of services is configured to be deployed to serve any one of the plurality of unrelated websites, the deployed service extracts data from a shared data structure that maintains data for at least a plurality of the unrelated websites.07-21-2011
20110179144APPARATUS AND METHOD OF GENERATING COMBINED PROFILE - A method of generating a combined profile of a terminal, and an apparatus to perform the method, the method including collecting a profile of one or more content playback devices connected to the terminal, and generating a combined profile of the terminal according to a profile of the terminal and the collected profile of the one or more content playback devices.07-21-2011
20100057889COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND PROGRAM - To further correctly obtain related information about contents being received from a server. A communication apparatus 03-04-2010
20100057886WIRELESS MEDIA SYSTEM WITH EMBEDDED MEDIA SERVER - A wireless media arrangement streams media over a local packet-based wireless network. According to an example embodiment, such a wireless media arrangement (e.g., 100) includes a digitally-encoded non-volatile storage device (NSD) (e.g., 110) such as a hard disc drive (HDD) that stores media, reloadable memory (e.g., 115) such as random-access memory (RAM), a media center (e.g. 105) to stream the stored media to a media playback device over the local network, and an embedded media server (e.g., 120). The media server wirelessly discovers and communicates with a media playback device (e.g., 125) on a local network. The media server also stores database tables on the NSD identifying the stored media. Upon startup, the media server loads a current version of the database tables into the reloadable memory; however, if an error is detected in the current version, then a pervious version of the database tables is loaded. When a change is made to the stored media, the media server stores a new version of the database tables to the NSD while maintaining a previously-stored version of the database tables to facilitate backup in the event of corruption or other error.03-04-2010
20110082914METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING DOWNLOAD AND INSTANTANEOUS VIEWING OF MEDIA FILES - Methods and arrangements for replacing segments or portions of a media file that was received via adaptive streaming or other transfer mechanism, to obtain a media file for local storage and further playback as if it came from a download. This maximizes the experience of both instant viewing and delayed viewing, and additionally provides a capability to extend the viewing experience to in-home streaming and copying to other devices. Accordingly, there is provided herein a capability to take advantage of adaptive streaming to provide a highly reliable mechanism for consumers to view media in real-time transmission, and also to obtain a resultant, locally stored media file of high quality. There is further provided herein a capability to obtain complete copies of media at different quality levels. Moreover, embodiments of the present invention facilitate adaptive streaming and copying within the home environment.04-07-2011
20100241735METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING BOOKMARK INFORMATION FOR CONTENT STORED IN A NETWORKED MEDIA SERVER - A method and apparatus for managing bookmark information of a media server through a network based on the UPnP AV standard is disclosed. If a request for bookmarking a content item is made, a bookmark item is created and the created bookmark item is linked to the content item by adding the ID of the created bookmark item to the property information of the content item and recording the ID of the content item to be bookmarked in the created bookmark item.09-23-2010
20100250709DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING CONTENT FILES - A distribution system including, for connection over a network a plurality of client upload devices, each client upload device storing one or more chunks of a content file, a client download device configured to download from the client upload devices chunks of the content file stored by the respective client upload devices and an incentive device configured to generate token data packets exchangeable for chunks of the content file. The client download device is configured to acquire a plurality of token data packets from the incentive device and to communicate with individual respective client upload devices and thereby download, in exchange for respective token data packets, stored chunks of the content file. Each client upload device is configured to communicate with the client download device and, thereby, upload to the client download device stored chunks of the content file in exchange for token data packets acquired by the client download device from the incentive device and is configured to transmit to the incentive device token data packets received from the client download device.09-30-2010
20100250704PEER-TO-PEER CONTENT DISTRIBUTION WITH DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT - A method for peer-to-peer sharing may be performed by one or more devices within a subscription multimedia network, such as a closed distribution network. The method includes broadcasting a content reference of digital content available on a peer device within the subscription multimedia network, the content reference including digital rights management restrictions for the digital content associated with the content reference. The method also includes receiving, from a requesting media client using the subscription multimedia network, a selection of the content reference; and obtaining credentials of the requesting media client. The method further includes determining whether the credentials are acceptable for receiving the digital content based on the digital rights management restrictions; and providing, to the requesting media client using the subscription multimedia network, a decryption key for the digital content if the credentials are acceptable.09-30-2010
20110153785Method and Apparatus for Obtaining Digital Objects in a Communication Network - A technique for obtaining digital objects (such as songs or video clips) from information providers in data communication networks (such as the Internet); the digital objects being sent through channels (such as Internet radio channels or Internet TV channels) or being otherwise made available. The end-user gains several advantages over techniques supported by the known art. For example, end-users may easily locate desired digital objects, need not be connected during object capture, can be connected through a low speed connection, does not have to have a high capacity computer, can obtain digital objects legally, can receive supplemental information associated with the digital objects, can quickly scan a vast number of digital object having been sent earlier, need not have the required storage space for the digital objects available during object capture, can easily navigate through a multitude of digital object channels, can easily obtain objects with a certain desired quality, can easily obtain objects in a certain desired format, can legally obtain digital objects at no cost and can prove that the digital objects were actually obtained legally.06-23-2011
20110153784INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - An information processing apparatus includes a first reception unit receiving condition setting information which specifies a permission condition for permitting access to a file server and is sent from the file server when the processing apparatus transitions from a first power supply mode to a second power supply mode in which power consumption is less than that in the first power supply mode, a second reception unit receiving a process request with respect to the file server from a client computer, a determination unit determining whether the process request received by the second reception unit satisfies the permission condition specified in the condition setting information, and a transfer control unit sending a response indicating a refusal of access to the client computer without transferring the process request received by the second reception unit to the file server when the determination unit has determined that the permission condition is not satisfied.06-23-2011
20110153783APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXTRACTING KEYWORD BASED ON RSS - An apparatus and method for detecting a keyword are provided. The method for detecting a keyword includes collecting RSS information, extracting terms from the RSS information, calculating importance levels of the terms, and selecting a keyword from among the terms based on the importance levels.06-23-2011
20110153781ROAMING PROFILES AND APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY IN MULTI-USER SYSTEMS - Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are disclosed for roaming profiles and application compatibility in multi-user systems. In an embodiment, a user profile exists on a plurality of client computers. Each client computer executes a roaming profile client that intercepts a change to an application's settings. The roaming profile client sends this change to a roaming profile server that stores it. When the user profile logs on to a second client computer, the roaming profile server sends an indication of the change to a second roaming profile client on the second client computer. This roaming profile client alters the settings for the application on the second client computer such that, when the user session executes the application on the second client computer, the application reflects the change.06-23-2011
20110078283SERVICE PROVIDING SYSTEM, FILTERING DEVICE, FILTERING METHOD AND METHOD OF CONFIRMING MESSAGE - A service providing system is connected to a user terminal via a network, acquires a request message described with an upper layer protocol exceeding three layers for requesting desired data and transmitted by the user terminal, and analyzes the content of a body portion of the message. In the case where unwanted information or unusual information is contained in request content, the unwanted information or the unusual information is eliminated by subjecting the request message to a predefined process.03-31-2011
20110082916Enhanced Anycast For Edge Server Selection - Systems and methods for gathering distributed information to improve routing that uses Anycast for assigning deliveries between a number of geographically-distant points of presence (POPs) are disclosed. The POPs share the same Internet protocol (IP) address. According to Anycast resolution, the Internet aids in assigning a content request initially to a POP. Delivery statistics are gathered from deliveries a the number of POPs and possibly other sources. Where it is determined that Anycast found the wrong POP, the content request is reassigned to another POP.04-07-2011
20110082915MEDIA SYSTEM WITH SOCIAL AWARENESS - The insertion of content into media streams is provided. A media stream is monitored by a media server computer, the monitored media stream having at least one marker designating an associated insertion position within the media stream. A marker is selected to insert personalized social-awareness based content into the media stream. Social awareness information associated with a target of the monitored media stream is identified. The social awareness information is utilized to select personalized social-awareness based content. The personalized social-awareness based content is inserted into the monitored media stream at the corresponding insertion position associated with the selected marker to transform the media stream.04-07-2011
20100241734WEB SERVICE SYSTEM, WEB SERVICE METHOD, AND PROGRAM - To eliminate necessity of transmitting user data containing confidential information to an external network and necessity of preparing a proper environment for a user to execute an application. A web service system includes a virtualization platform on a local site side and a virtualization platform on a remote site side. The virtualization platform on the local site side includes: a network processor which separately establishes communication lines connected, respectively, to the client machine and to a network processor of the virtualization platform on the remote site side; a confidential data control section which judges whether the user data contains confidential information, and determines the destination; and a virtual machine service section which, upon receiving the judgment result indicating that the user data contains the confidential information, executes migration of the virtual machine of the virtualization platform on the remote site side to the virtualization platform on the local site side.09-23-2010
20110078282Network device that downloads files using its ID code and method thereof - A network device that downloads files using its ID code and the corresponding method are disclosed. After the network device obtains its IP address, it generates a download command for downloading a target file corresponding to the device ID code. After transmitting the download command to a server, the network device receives the target file returned from the server. Therefore, the invention achieves the goal of automatically downloading a target file for the network device without manual operations.03-31-2011
20110078287CONTENT AWARENESS CACHING WITH NETWORK-AWARE GEO-LOCATION PROTOCOL - A device receives subscriber information associated with user devices provided in a network, receives network information associated with the network, and receives user device information associated with the user devices. The device also determines content to cache based on the received information, and requests the determined content from a content provider device. The device further receives the determined content from the content provider device, and stores the determined content in a cache device.03-31-2011
20120303765SYSTEM USING CONTENT GENERATOR FOR DYNAMICALLY REGENERATING ONE OR MORE FRAGMENTS OF WEB PAGE BASED ON NOTIFICATION OF CONTENT CHANGE - Disclosed herein are embodiments of a system and method for the provisioning of dynamically generated content. One embodiment can interface a content delivery system and a content management system at the fragment level. Depending upon how a page is organized, a fragment may refer to a block within the page, a portion of the page, or a content item presented on the page. When a content item is updated and published onto the content management system, one embodiment of the invention can operate to track dependencies of managed pages and invalidate/validate fragment(s) affected by the change(s) accordingly. The updated fragment(s) may then be dynamically assembled on-the-fly or on-demand. The updated fragment(s) may or may not be cached. In this way, changes made to a piece of content can be reflected in all pages which utilize this content almost simultaneously with the changes to the content itself.11-29-2012
20120303764PEER-TO-PEER SYSTEM WITH CENSORSHIP - The present invention relates to a system and a method for publishing a media file and for distributing a media file to a requester over a communication network. The system comprises a plurality of servers and allows media file distribution that respects censorship rules bound to geographical distinct territories and countries also taking into account quality of service of the media distribution.11-29-2012
20120303763PROVIDING A LOCAL DEVICE WITH COMPUTING SERVICES FROM A REMOTE HOST - Systems and methods for providing a local device with computing services are disclosed. One embodiment includes, identifying one or more file types of files stored on the local device which is not associated with a local application that is installed on the local device and detecting a request to access a file stored on the local device having one of the one or more file types. The remote host can generate an offer to provide access to a remote application which is able to open the file for a fee such that the file is accessible via the local device. A selected service model can determine the fee and whether the remote application is provided for use by the local device when offline.11-29-2012
20120303762Zero Configuration Set-Up for Thin Client Computers - A method of booting a thin client computer does not require a technician to load an operating system and otherwise configure the thin client computer to permit operation thereof. The thin client computer is pre-loaded with a boot sequence in the read only memory that requires only that a kernel stored in the read only memory be activated. The kernel directs the thin client computer to a domain name server that provides the internet address of a file server from which the requisite operating system is obtained. After installation of the operating system, the domain name server is contacted to provide the address at which the thin client computer obtains application software and data storage capabilities from a remote server to complete the set-up of the thin client computer for operation. The remote server establishes a network application or remote virtual desktop for the operation of the thin client computer.11-29-2012
20120303761BREAKPOINT CONTINUOUS TRANSMISSION METHOD - A method for breakpoint continuous transmission is applicable to the case that a server may continuously transmit data of which the transmission is not completed directly from a breakpoint when interruption of data transmission occurs, and may find out modified data during system interruption, thereby maintaining data consistency at entire data transmission time points. First, the server receives a data element to be transmitted and a first snapshot corresponding to the data element to be transmitted that are transmitted by a client. When detecting an interruption signal, the server determines whether the first snapshot of the client is complete. If the first snapshot of the client is not complete, the server first determines whether metadata of the data element to be transmitted of the client is changed, and if the metadata is changed, the server first finishes receiving the changed metadata, and then continues the transmission.11-29-2012
20120303759CELLS AND/OR VANTAGE POINTS IN STREAMING MEDIA - A client receives a playlist file associated with streams of media, and reads the playlist file to retrieve coordinates of multiple cells or to retrieve multiple vantage points, where each of the multiple cells or vantage points comprises a different media stream. The client determines an available bandwidth for receiving media streams, and receives selection of one or more of the multiple cells or one or more of the multiple vantage points. The client requests, based on the selection and the determined available bandwidth, one or more media streams corresponding to the selected one or more cells or vantage points. The client plays back the one or more streams corresponding to the selected one or more cells or vantage points. The client may include a laptop, palmtop or tablet computer, a cellular telephone, a personal digital assistant (PDA), a set top box (STB), or a television (TV).11-29-2012
20110072115BLOCK BASED ACCESS TO A DISPERSED DATA STORAGE NETWORK - A computer includes a data transform algorithm, a data dispersal algorithm, and a network port. The data transform algorithm performs a data transformation on a data block to produce a transformed data block. The data dispersal algorithm performs a data dispersal function on the transformed data block to produce a plurality of data slices, wherein each of the plurality of data slices includes less than all data contained in the transformed data block. The network port is operable to transmit a plurality of write commands to a plurality of slice servers, wherein each of the plurality of write commands includes a corresponding one of the plurality of data slices. The network port is further operable to receive verification of storage of at least some of the plurality of data slices from at least some of the plurality of slice servers.03-24-2011
20110060814CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEM - To provide a content delivery system, a content delivery server, an information processing terminal, a content delivery program and a content delivery method with which content can be delivered appropriately while accommodating variations in resource conditions. A content server receives a delivery request from an information processing terminal and a resource condition of that terminal, modifies content corresponding to the delivery request in accordance with the resource condition, and delivers the content . The information processing terminal extracts the resource condition, transmits the resource condition and/or a content delivery request to the content server, receives the content delivered from the content server, and executes the content.03-10-2011
20110060813SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION OF DATA - A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.03-10-2011
20110060812CACHE SERVER WITH EXTENSIBLE PROGRAMMING FRAMEWORK - Embodiments generally disclosed herein include methods, systems and devices for providing an extensible content delivery platform. The methods, systems and devices include identifying a plurality of discrete events of a content delivery process of a content delivery network and providing a structured object model comprising a plurality of objects instantiated and available at the plurality of discrete events. The methods, systems and devices further include providing a programmatic grammar configured to provide a logical flow of actions being applied against the plurality of objects on occurrence of at least one of the plurality of discrete events of the content delivery process of the content delivery network.03-10-2011
20100325243METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR REALIZING THE INTERACTIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THE MULTIMEDIA - A method and system for realizing the interactive information through the multimedia are used to solve the problem in the prior art that it can not access the server through the multimedia advertisement. The applied method includes: A. user terminal parses and plays the multimedia file, which contains the interactive information carrying the communication sign (S12-23-2010
20110016197PROXY SERVER, AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING SAME - It is so arranged that when a client terminal communicates with a content server via a proxy server, the history of such communication can be ascertained. A request for a menu page is transmitted from the client terminal to the proxy server. A link to the content server has been embedded in the menu page. Data representing the menu page in which the URL of this link destination has been converted is transmitted to the client terminal. If the web page at the link destination that has been embedded in the menu page is requested by the client terminal, the proxy server restores the URL to the URL that prevailed before the conversion and requests the content server for the web page. The web page requested from the client terminal is stored in the proxy server. Thus, even if the client terminal requests the web pages of a plurality of content servers, the history thereof can be ascertained.01-20-2011
20110016196METHOD AND SYSTEM TO DISCOVER AND SUBSCRIBE TO AN ENHANCED SYNDICATED FEED - Embodiments of a method and system to discover and subscribe to an enhanced syndicated feed are generally described herein.01-20-2011
20110258290Bandwidth-Proportioned Datacenters - A system including at least one storage node and at least one computation node connected by a switch is described herein. Each storage node has one or more storage units and one or more network interface components, the collective bandwidths of the storage units and the network interface components being proportioned to one another to enable communication to and from other nodes at the collective bandwidth of the storage units. Each computation node has logic configured to make requests of storage nodes, an input/output bus, and one or more network interface components, the bandwidth of the bus and the collective bandwidths of the network interface components being proportioned to one another to enable communication to and from other nodes at the bandwidth of the input/output bus.10-20-2011
20100281141COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND ITS METHOD AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND ITS METHOD - This invention relates to a communication system including a first apparatus having a first storage medium, and a second apparatus for transmitting data to the first apparatus, the second apparatus comprising: a second storage medium for storing management information of data to be transferred to the first storage medium; communication means for communicating data with the first apparatus; edit means capable of editing the management information; and control means for making a control to transfer data stored in the second storage medium to the first storage medium by way of the communication means on the basis of the management information edited by the edit means.11-04-2010
20100281140COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND ITS METHOD AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND ITS METHOD - This invention relates to a communication system including a first apparatus having a first storage medium, and a second apparatus for transmitting data to the first apparatus, the second apparatus comprising: a second storage medium for storing management information of data to be transferred to the first storage medium; communication means for communicating data with the first apparatus; edit means capable of editing the management information; and control means for making a control to transfer data stored in the second storage medium to the first storage medium by way of the communication means on the basis of the management information edited by the edit means.11-04-2010
20130159471METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING MEDIA STREAMS BETWEEN A PLURALITY OF MEDIA TERMINALS AND A PROCESSING UNIT ALL CONNECTED TO ONE ANOTHER OVER A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - The media stream processing device between a plurality of media terminals (UA, UB, UC, UD) and a processing unit (UV) over a communication network. The processing unit (UV) is capable of sending a media stream transmission pause/resume command signal in the format of a RTP/RTCP real-time communication protocol or equivalent intended for at least one media terminal in response to a chosen event.06-20-2013
20110252117Devices and Methods for Redirecting a Browser to Access Computer Resource Behind a Network Firewall - Webpage-based redirection, from an application of a device external to a local device behind a network firewall, is accomplished via Hypertext Markup Language Protocol (HTTP) to invoke local instructions, e.g., script, to computer resources at the local device, such as computer resources at a multifunction peripheral (MFP) device behind the network firewall. HTTP-based communication of the results of execution of the invoked local instruction is made to the external application.10-13-2011
20120066348Device Management Using a RESTful Interface - A Device Management system includes a device management server used by a network operator to manage one or more mobile devices operating in a wireless communications network. The device management server provides the mobile devices with Representational State Transfer (REST) commands to be executed by the mobile devices. The REST commands identify a location of one or more files on a network server that, when executed by the mobile devices, allows the devices to retrieve the files from the server, or directly from a data storage system accessible to the mobile device. The device management server may also provide the mobile devices with REST commands that allow the mobile devices to upload and store their files and information onto the network server at the specified location.03-15-2012
20120151003REDUCING LATENCY IN PERFORMING A TASK AMONG DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS - Among other things, at a client computer system in communication with a computer network, a request object is generated that includes logic to control the handling of requests. At least one of the requests depends on (for example, simply by being part of a sequence) a result of at least one of the other of the requests. The request object is sent to a server computer system that is in communication with the computer network. A response object is received that includes results of at least some of the requests.06-14-2012
20100281138METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE COPROCESSOR - A system and method for optimizing data by using a remote processor and a remote server, wherein the invention is able to send the processed and optimized data to a local device in real-time, thus aiming to optimize the data to local device's resources and user experience when accessing the data.11-04-2010
20120278442SERVER APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING INFORMATION SYSTEM - An object of the present invention is to efficiently use physical resources of a storage apparatus.11-01-2012
20120278441System and Method for Quality of Experience Estimation - A system and method for quality of experience estimation are provided. A method for communications device operations includes selecting a portion of a media content stream, processing the portion to produce a processed portion, generating a signature from the processed portion, transmitting the signature, and transmitting the media content stream.11-01-2012
20110161467METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING DATA BETWEEN ELECTRONIC BOOK DEVICES - The present invention provides a method and a system for communicating data between E-book devices. The system includes a first E-book device, a second E-book device and a server. The server includes a file receiving module, an identifier analyzing module and a data transmitting module. The method is described as follows. A first file is loaded into a first E-book device, and a first identifier is added into the first file. Then the first file is uploaded to a server. Then a second E-book device for receiving the first file is determined based on the first identifier. And the first file is transmitted from the server to the second E-book device. A second file derived from the first file can also be transmitted to the first E-book device according to the described method.06-30-2011
20080294753READ-ONLY STORAGE DEVICE HAVING NETWORK INTERFACE, A SYSTEM INCLUDING THE DEVICE, AND A METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING FILES OVER A NETWORK - A Read-only storage device having network interface, a system including the device, and a method of distributing files over a network. The storage device comprises a processor communicably connected to a computer interface, a network interface, and a storage means. The processor communicates with a computer and a file server through the computer interface and the network interface, respectively. The computer may request a file from the processor and the processor responds by either (1) providing the requested file to the computer on a read-only basis if the file is cached on the storage means, (2) obtains the file from the file server if the file is available from the file server, caches the obtained file on the storage means, and provides the obtained file to the computer on a read-only basis, or (3) returns a file unavailable notice to the computer.11-27-2008
20100005156System and method for data acquisition and process and processing - A system and method for data acquisition and processing is described which can form the basis of new and improved business and consumer services. A subscriber captures the image of an encoded datagram associated with a product or service using a mobile phone or PDA or fixed line device and transmits this to a remote data processing centre. The captured datagram may comprise a variety of geometric shapes and language characters and even some custom graphics which may be processed in relation to a subscriber's profile stored in the device. The profile is used to provide different levels of quality of service and authentication for access to services in accordance with the subscriber's access rights. The destination IP address or mobile number used to access the service is encoded within the datagram itself so the subscriber need only ‘point and click’ and the software application can both identify, decode and direct a newly compiled data message to a known destination. In this way a variety of datagrams may be created, each comprising their own unique destination mobile number or IP address where each may be associated with very unique data services or system control services. Communication with a specific data processing centre may be via fixed line ADSL or via 3G services or GPRS or WIMAX or Wireless USB or be converted into an SMS text message. The remote server processes the captured data and either provides information back to the sender of the information or to their email address or initiates a process. Applications include data services, process control such as car park barriers, secure software purchasing such as ordering games from magazines where the software is forwarded to a known email address. Other applications include timetable updates for travel guides, or on advertisements, or in technical journals, or on food constituent labels, so that the data can be compared with current source data and dynamically updated as required to thereby replace or enhance the published information. This invention provides a powerful dimension to search engine companies bringing retail markets and consumer interest closer together through simplified intelligent messaging.01-07-2010
20100005155STANDARDIZED MECHANISM OF REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF EMBEDDED RADIO MODULES - A standardized mechanism of remote management of mobile devices using Low Level Reader Protocol (LLRP) is disclosed. An LLRP provider application runs on a server. A remote management application runs on a mobile device. The LLRP provider application and the remote management application communicate using LLRP. The remote management application uses Device Service Provider Interface (DSPI) to communicate with hardware on the mobile device. The LLRP provider application discovers a mobile device, requests at least one of configuration or metadata information, and receives at least one of configuration or metadata information. The remote management application receives a request for at least one of configuration or metadata information and sends at least one of configuration or metadata information.01-07-2010
20100005154METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION FOR TRANSFER OF AN EXTERNAL CONTENT - The present invention is to notify a user of whether content streaming service will be provided well or not by obtaining information for transfer of a content to be provided from outside before traffic of the content starts to be transferred. In a method according to the present invention, a CP (Control Point) or a gateway at a home network obtains requests an external server to provide information for transfer of a content stored in the external server, a TD (Traffic Descriptor) is constructed based on the provided information for transfer, and a QoS (Quality of Service) manager invokes an action requesting permission of traffic requiring a bandwidth specified by the TD to devices to be involved in traffic transferring of the content.01-07-2010
20100005153Use of wireless devices' external storage - Adapting web-based external storage, wireless device can posses huge amount of storage that current any wireless device's internal storage can not provide. To effectively let the storage server providing external storage (file system) for wireless device, the storage of a storage server need to be partitioned into multiple small storage volume and need to be exported to each specific wireless device. The console support software coupled with web-server software of a server provides both users of wireless device and console through web-browser to perform tasks of creating and utilizing external storage (file system). To support larger number of wireless devices with external storage, a central controlled distributed scalable virtual machine infrastructure can be deployed. The larger number of storage server controlled by a central control system can satisfy unlimited wireless devices external storage needs.01-07-2010
20110258295INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL AND METHOD THEREOF - An information processing terminal connectable to a WWW (World Wide Web) server via a public network includes a storage unit that stores content data including image information or sound information with identification information of the content data, an acquiring unit that acquires identification information of content data from the WWW server, a retrieving unit that retrieves content data corresponding to the identification information acquired by the acquiring unit from the storage unit, and a presenting unit that presents the content data retrieved by the retrieving unit.10-20-2011
20110258294METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING MEDIA DATA - A media data processing method and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes: by a media server, receiving a play request which carries information of media content to be played; obtaining information of a related source server according to the information of the media content to be played and obtaining related media data from a locally stored media data segment; determining start time and/or end time of a media data segment to be obtained from the source server according to play time of the locally stored media data segment; and obtaining the media data segment from the source server according to the determined start time and/or end time of the media data segment. The invention prevents unnecessary transmission of media data and reduces the load of the server.10-20-2011
20110258293Method of Setting a Transmission Cycle for Information on Construction Equipment - The present disclosure relates to a method for setting a remote transmission cycle of information of a construction machinery for enabling a user or a provider to directly set the transmission cycle of the information of the construction machinery. To this end, the present disclosure enables the user or provider to set the transmission cycle for each information data packet. Further, the present disclosure previously determines various modes (e.g., a minimum charge mode, a medium charge mode, and a maximum charge mode) in which cycles of information data packets are set for each charge and enables the user or provider to set the transmission cycle by selecting the mode. Therefore, the user or provider can directly set the cycle for each packet or select the charge mode in accordance with a content of desired information and a desired communication cost condition.10-20-2011
20120203873Dynamic content assembly on edge-of-network servers in a content delivery network - Content is dynamically assembled at the edge of the Internet, preferably on content delivery network (CDN) edge servers. A content provider leverages an “edge side include” (ESI) markup language that is used to define Web page fragments for dynamic assembly at the edge. Dynamic assembly improves site performance by caching objects that comprise dynamically-generated pages at the edge of the Internet, close to the end user. Instead of being assembled by an application/web server in a centralized data center, the application/web server sends a page template and content fragments to a CDN edge server where the page is assembled. Each content fragment can have its own cacheability profile to manage the “freshness” of the content. Once a user requests a page, the edge server examines its cache for the included fragments and assembles the page on-the-fly.08-09-2012
20120203871SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OBTAINING MEDIA CONTENT FOR A PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYER - A system and method are provided for enabling a portable media player to obtain media content from secondary systems, such as other portable media players, via local wireless communication. In general, the portable media player stores proxy information identifying the media content of a number of media files in the user's media collection rather than the media files themselves. When a secondary system is within a local wireless coverage area of the portable media player, the proxy information for the media files, or a subset thereof, is provided to the secondary system. In response, the secondary system identifies media files stored by the secondary system having media content matching the media content identified by the proxy information. The secondary system then provides a notification of the identified media files to the portable media player, which may then obtain the identified media files from the secondary system.08-09-2012
20120203869RICH MEDIA FILE FORMAT AND DELIVERY METHODS - A rich media file is a self-contained file, including both the information to be viewed by a user and the viewer that displays the information to the user. The information can be formatted however the client likes: for example, the information can be split across several pages, and can include text and still and animated images. There can also be web links to pages on a network, and e-mail forms to simplify sending an e-mail message to the client. The rich media file can include viewing limitations, so that only the proper password can unlock the file, or that the rich media file will automatically expire after a specified condition occurs. The rich media file also assists the user in obtaining the latest version of the rich media file, by offering to retrieve a newer version for the user.08-09-2012
20120203867METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING PRESENTATION METADATA - Method and devices for a client device to receive a presentation streamed via HTTP. The client device receives a first segment of the presentation, the first segment including presentation metadata related to a first presentation description of the presentation. The client device sends a request based at least in part on a portion of the presentation metadata related to the first presentation description.08-09-2012
20120203868METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SCALABLE VIDEO DELIVERY - Methods and systems for delivering scalable media content from a server to a client are provided. A server index is provided to a media server for indexing the layers of scalable content in the form of media data groups. The client transmits at least one media request comprising a scalable media presentation identifier, a requested quality identifier and a requested layer identifier. Based on the at least one request, the server identifies the requested media data groups and transmits the requested media data groups to the client. The client receives the requested media data groups, which may be a subset of all available media data groups, and reorders the media data into decoding order for subsequent decoding and playback.08-09-2012
20120203866PROXY-BASED CACHE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION AND AFFINITY - A distributed caching hierarchy that includes multiple edge routing servers, at least some of which receiving content requests from client computing systems via a load balancer. When receiving a content request, an edge routing server identifies which of the edge caching servers the requested content would be in if the requested content were to be cached within the edge caching servers, and distributes the content request to the identified edge caching server in a deterministic and predictable manner to increase the likelihood of increasing a cache-hit ratio.08-09-2012
20080250120METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING A MULTIMEDIA FILE TO A PUBLIC KIOSK ACROSS A NETWORK - A video network includes public kiosks having digital storage capacity. Centralized inventory control manages the video files stored at individual kiosks or network LANs. A user requests a multimedia file for download, and selects various ancillary files and control features, such as languages, subtitles, control of nudity, etc. The requested file is encrypted according to an encryption key, watermarked, and downloaded from a high-speed port of a public kiosk to a hand-held proprietary high speed memory device of a user. Payment is received at the time of request or at the time of download, and royalties are distributed by the video network to copyright holders. Computer applications or playback devices allow users to store and/or play video files that have been downloaded to a hand-held device while managing and enforcing digital rights of content providers through the watermarking and/or encryption.10-09-2008
20110258291System and Method for Converting Content - Provided is a content converting method and system. The content converting method and system may extract web content elements from collected web contents, may extract domain elements from a web page including the web contents, may match the extracted elements with broadcast content elements and thus, may enable the web contents to be played in a broadcast receiving apparatus.10-20-2011
20090138574Information processing and transportation architecture for data storage - A new architecture for networked data storage is proposed for providing efficient information processing, and transportation. Data is processed, encrypted, error checked, redundantly encoded, and stored in fixed size blocks called quanta. Each quantum is processed by an Effective Cross Layer protocol that collapses the protocol stack for security, iWARP and iSCSI functions, transport control, and even RAID storage. This streamlining produces a highly efficient protocol with fewer memory copies and places most of the computational burden and security safeguard on the client, while the target stores quanta from many clients with minimal processing.05-28-2009
20090138576CONTENT DELIVERY METHOD, SERVER, AND TERMINAL - In hybrid peer-to-peer type content delivery, a server confirms user's intension as to content disclosure, guarantees content delivery by mutual authentication between a client to which content has been delivered and a client to which content has not been delivered, and guarantees the integrity of content having been delivered. Further, the server configures delivery connection based on the network relationship between the clients and priority factors taking account of a reservation status.05-28-2009
20090138575INTERNET RADIO SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREFOR - An Internet radio system and method therefor are provided. The Internet radio system includes a server unit, a client unit, and an Internet radio dongle. The server unit contains an Internet radio station list database with built-in accessible Internet radio station list. To listen to online broadcast, user plugs the Internet radio dongle into the transmission interface of the client unit to enable the automatic execution of the Internet radio software program in the dongle and links up to an Internet radio station to listen to the broadcast by accessing the Internet ratio station link list in the Internet radio station list database via the Internet.05-28-2009
20120072544ESTIMATING APPLICATION PERFORMANCE IN A NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT - Systems and methods for estimating application performance are provided. According to one embodiment, one or more tests involving an application exchange are performed by one or more computer systems at a control location with an application provided by a target location not in proximity to the control location. A control-target path profile is determined by performing one or more network tests over a network path between the control location and the target location. A test-target path profile is determined by performing one or more network tests. A target profile is generated based on results of the one or more tests involving the application exchange with the application and the control-target path profile. Finally, an estimate of one or more performance metrics of an application exchange with the application between a test location and the target location is provided based on the test-target path profile and the target profile.03-22-2012
20080320104Streaming network coding - In one embodiment, a method comprises supplying, by a network node to a peer network node, a randomization seed assigned to the network node for generating a prescribed sequence of pseudorandom numbers according to a prescribed pseudorandom number generation function; encoding each data block having a corresponding position in an ordered sequence of a stream of data blocks, by the network node into a corresponding differentially-encoded data block based on applying a product of the corresponding data block and the corresponding pseudorandom number, having the corresponding position in the prescribed sequence, to a corresponding successively-preceding differentially-encoded data block from the prescribed ordered sequence, the data block recoverable solely based on a determined difference between the corresponding differentially-encoded data block and the corresponding successively-preceding differentially-encoded data block relative to the corresponding pseudorandom number; and outputting each differentially-encoded data block in a corresponding packet that identifies the network node and the corresponding position.12-25-2008
20080320103ATTACHMENT SERVER NETWORK FOR VIEWING ATTACHMENTS ON A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An attachment server network including at least two attachment servers in communication with one another, each of the attachment servers for converting email attachments in response to view requests received from portable electronic devices, each of the attachment servers having a respective cache for storing data corresponding to previously converted attachments, the data being available to any of the attachment servers in the attachment server network.12-25-2008
20080307074Customizable Media Player with Online/Offline Capabilities - An information dissemination system comprises an Internet-connected server adapted for gathering information from plural sources, and sorting the information according to subscriber preferences. The sorted information is transmitted via the Internet to a subscriber's Internet Appliance (IA) as electronic documents, where the documents are downloaded to a connected playback device. The playback device may be disconnected from the PC, and the information electronic documents rendered as speech to a speaker in the playback device by a text-to-speech system. In a preferred embodiment annotation is added at the Internet-connected server to control speech characteristics, such as inflection, upon playback. In some embodiments updates may be made by radio with the playback device disconnected from the IA.12-11-2008
20090100149Method and system for using tokens to conduct file sharing transactions between handhelds and a web service - A method and system supporting web file sharing transactions via a networked handheld computer system. In a system having a server that automatically detects when new versions of currently used applications are made available for a networked handheld computer system, a method is described for allowing one handheld computer system to facilitate the transfer of a file to another handheld computer system using the server. On the server, each registered handheld has account information indicating the applications (and versions) that it supports. As part of the file sharing transaction, using a token, a sending handheld computer system updates the account information of a receiving handheld to indicate that a download is required the next time the receiving handheld is networked with the server. A new file name may be recorded in the account information, or, a new version of an existing file name may be updated. The new information is then automatically downloaded to the receiving handheld during its next synchronization with the server. Security options on the receiver are available that restrict which handhelds have authority to send files to the receiving handheld. Synchronization can be performed with a host computer system, or directly between the server and the handhelds. The shared file may be any information, e.g., an application, data, images, electronic currency, etc.04-16-2009
20080270578Method, Device And Data Download System For Controlling Effectiveness Of A Download Transaction - A method, device, and data download system for controlling effectiveness of a download transaction. The method includes: resolving, by a download server, a transaction ID generation request from a download portal, dynamically generating a transaction ID according to a current download transaction and sending the transaction ID to the download portal; sending, by the download portal, a download address corresponding to a download content selected by a download client and the transaction ID to the download client; the download client redirecting to the download server according to the download address, and sending a download request containing the transaction ID; and authenticating an identity of the download client and verifying the transaction ID by the download server, if the verification is passed, transferring, by the download server, the corresponding download content to the download client; otherwise, the download fails.10-30-2008
20080270579Location enhanced information delivery system - The Location Enhanced Information Deliver System Architecture (LEIA) customizes the information that is displayed to an information recipient based on optimizing a match between information purveyors, such as advertisers, and the information recipients who are local to an information delivery system. The present location enhanced information delivery system presents the information most suited to the real current audience, as measured by location information systems, rather than to a static predicted audience. While the preferred embodiment discloses a beaconing-style wireless technology, the system concept is easily extensible both to other location-information systems, such as license-plate scanning with cameras, and to utilizing the location-information for private displays of information in addition to public displays of information.10-30-2008
20110161463Electronic Citation Recording, Processing and Storing - A method is disclosed for tracking citations data using a server. Specifically, a citation record is received by a server from a mobile citation device, a citation history is transmitted from the server to a computer, a citation disposition record related to the citation record by is received the server, and the citation record and the citation disposition record is stored in a storage device.06-30-2011
20080228900Method and system for facilitating the transfer of a computer file - There is provided a method for use by a server for facilitating a transfer of a computer file from a first computer to a second computer. The method comprises receiving the computer file and correspondence information from the first computer, generating a transaction code associated with the receiving the computer file and the correspondence information, creating a storage file associated with the transaction code in a storage device in communication with the server, storing the computer file in the storage device using the storage file, sending a notification message having the transaction code to the second computer, receiving the transaction code from the second computer for retrieving the computer file, locating the storage file associated with the transaction code, retrieving the computer file from the storage device, transmitting the computer file retrieved from the storage device to the second computer.09-18-2008
20080228899SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF FRESHENING AND PREFRESHENING A DNS CACHE - The present solution provides a variety of techniques for accelerating and optimizing network traffic, such as HTTP based network traffic. The solution described herein provides techniques in the areas of proxy caching, protocol acceleration, domain name resolution acceleration as well as compression improvements. In some cases, the present solution provides various prefetching and/or prefreshening techniques to improve intermediary or proxy caching, such as HTTP proxy caching. In other cases, the present solution provides techniques for accelerating a protocol by improving the efficiency of obtaining and servicing data from an originating server to server to clients. In another cases, the present solution accelerates domain name resolution more quickly. As every HTTP access starts with a URL that includes a hostname that must be resolved via domain name resolution into an IP address, the present solution helps accelerate HTTP access. In some cases, the present solution improves compression techniques by prefetching non-cacheable and cacheable content to use for compressing network traffic, such as HTTP. The acceleration and optimization techniques described herein may be deployed on the client as a client agent or as part of a browser, as well as on any type and form of intermediary device, such as an appliance, proxying device or any type of interception caching and/or proxying device.09-18-2008
20120203872MULTI-OUTPUT PACKET SERVER WITH INDEPENDENT STREAMS - A method of serving content to multiple clients via a network is provided. Independent sessions with each of a plurality of clients are maintained, wherein the number of clients in the plurality of clients can vary over time, and wherein the start of each session and the end of each session can be independent of the start and end of other sessions. A stream of packet payloads is received, each packet payload of the stream of packet payloads including data generated from the content, wherein each packet payload in at least a subset of the stream of packet payloads includes a different set of data. Each packet payload in the stream of packet payloads is transmitted to each client of the plurality of clients in corresponding packets, wherein the packet payload transmitted to a client at any particular time is independent of the state of the corresponding session.08-09-2012
20110161466REPRODUCING APPARATUS, REPRODUCING CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided a reproducing apparatus including a server, a communication unit for communicating with a control apparatus that transmits a request for setting content, a request for reproducing and a request for stopping, a reproducing processing unit for a processing upon the received request regarding reproducing, and a reproducing control nit for controlling a state of processing execution in the reproducing processing unit, wherein the reproducing control unit sets a primary standby time and maintains a state of reproducing if received the request for stopping in the state of reproducing, or if ended the reproduction of the content data, and further sets a secondary standby time after the primary standby time has elapsed if received the request for setting content before the primary standby time has elapsed, and makes content data being newly set reproduced if received the request for reproducing before the secondary standby time has elapsed.06-30-2011
20110161465 Method and System to Automatically Adapt Web Services from One Protocol/Idiom to Another Protocol/Idiom - Disclosed are embodiments of a method and system to convert an existing web services request from a first web services implementation type to a second web services implementation type. Example implementation types include SOAP-based and Representational State Transfer (RESTful). Conversion may be achieved through use of a generic web services adaptor. The generic web services adaptor can provide a plurality of interface types and convert requests to a request type supported by an existing web service provider endpoint. In some embodiments, requests not requiring a conversion may be forwarded directly to an existing web service provider endpoint.06-30-2011
20110161464COORDINATING MULTIPLE ASYNCHRONOUS POSTBACKS - Techniques are described herein for coordinating multiple asynchronous postbacks. Each postback specifies a requestor that initiates the postback. A requestor is a request to update a corresponding region of a Web page. Each time a server receives a postback from a client, the server provides a response to the client that includes an update regarding a region of the Web page that corresponds to a requestor that initiates the postback. The response further includes a requestor for each region of the Web page that is to be updated once the response is processed by the client. Upon receipt of each response from the server, the client provides a postback to the server. The client and server may continue to communicate in this manner until all regions of the Web page that are to be updated have been updated.06-30-2011
20110161462OFFLINE ADVERTISING SERVICES - Methods and apparatus for provision of offline advertising services are described. In one embodiment, content data is stored in a local memory of a computing device prior to going offline. Once offline, the stored content is provided from the local memory, while the metrics regarding the provided content is collected and later transmitted to a remote server. Other embodiments are also described.06-30-2011
20100318631User Location Dependent DNS Lookup - A system and method which may directly resolve a URL into the IP address of a web server running a regional website of a web service provider based on a user's geographic location. A user may type a URL of a website in his browser. A user location analyzer may decide the user's geographic location according to his IP address. With the user's geographic location, a DNS server may resolve the URL to a regional website of a web service provider which provides services specific to the user's geographic location. Consequently, the user may be presented a regional website of a web service provider without delays caused by re-directing, and save the user's time and effort to look for a regional website himself.12-16-2010
20100325246METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REALIZING ALTERNATIVE ENCLOSURES FOR ATOM AND RSS FEEDS - A method and system to provide enclosures, the method including formatting a content feed to include one or more enclosures referencing alternative formats of a content item, wherein at least one of said enclosures includes codec information added to a type field; and providing the content feed to a device via a network. Further, a method and device that receives a content feed, the method including receiving a content feed with multiple enclosures, the multiple enclosures including at least a primary enclosure and an alternative enclosure, wherein the primary enclosure references a primary format for a content item and the alternative enclosure references an alternate format for the content item; upon determining that a player does not support the primary format, checking whether the player supports the alternative format; and if the player supports the alternative format, downloading the content item using a reference included in the alternative enclosure.12-23-2010
20120203865APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING BEHAVIORAL RETARGETING OF CONTENT FROM PARTNER WEBSITES - Various embodiments for providing content targeted to a user on a first website based on what sites the user visited previously are described. In an embodiment, a website may be in partnership with the first website. The first website may serve an object to its partners and may create a user ID and a cookie when the object is requested. The cookie may be placed on a client by the first website. When the client loads a page at the first website, the first website may use the user ID from the cookie to look up information stored about the client. The first website may use the information to determine what is of interest to the user of the client, and to select content for display according to that interest. Other embodiments are described and claimed.08-09-2012
20110055360NETWORK DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A method for managing data transmission between computing devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes monitoring a plurality of parameters of a computer network that includes a server and a client. The plurality of parameters may include a client resource parameter, a server resource parameter, and a network operating parameter. The disclosed method may also include automatically determining a desired compression level at which to send data to the client based at least in part on the client resource parameter, the server resource parameter, and the network operating parameter. Further, in one embodiment the method may include communicating the data from the server to the client at the desired compression level in response to a client request for the data. Various other methods, systems, and manufactures are also disclosed.03-03-2011
20110055359INFORMATION PROCESSOR, CONTENTS RECORDING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided are an information processor and a contents recording method, which enable to meet a particular demand of a user for storing contents. When a user interface receives a contents extracting condition which indicates a proportion of contents having a specific characteristic within a plurality of kinds of contents to be stored in a memory card, a contents transfer command unit stores the received contents extracting condition to a contents transfer condition information recording unit. The contents transfer command unit extracts the contents from a memory by satisfying the contents extracting condition, and records the extracted contents to the memory card through a memory card connecting section.03-03-2011
20110055358DOWNLOADING METHOD FOR TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DOWNLOAD - A terminal receives information of files required for a service and address information of a file agent storing the files from a server connected via a network, and downloads the files from the file agent corresponding to the address information received from the server.03-03-2011
20110055356IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing system includes an image processing apparatus and a decryption server interconnected via a network. When a portable recording medium having an encrypted target file and access information to access a decryption server that decrypts this encrypted target file, recorded therein, is connected to a connector of an image processing apparatus, the image processing apparatus reads out the encrypted target file and the access information from the portable recording medium connected thereto, accesses the decryption server according to the access information, then transmits the encrypted target file to the decryption server. The decryption server decrypts the encrypted target file received therefrom, and returns it to the image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus executes processing on the decrypted target file that is returned therefrom.03-03-2011
20110055355APPLICATION DOWNLOADING METHOD, APPLICATION PROVIDING METHOD, USER TERMINAL USING THE SAME - An application downloading method, an application providing method, and a user terminal using the same. According to the application downloading method, a user terminal transmits user terminal information to a server, receives an application list generated based on the user terminal information, and display the received application list on a screen. Accordingly, the user can download a desired application more easily and simply.03-03-2011
20110055354Server Device, User Interface Appliance, and Media Processing Network - Components for a control and data processing infrastructure for multiple networked media peripherals are based on chained device connections using a transport-layer independent asymmetric control protocol such as PTP. These components provide a user interface which mirrors the chain of device connections, provides remote access to the media data distributed across said connected devices, can respond to events originating from members of the device chain and enables control and management of the underlying media processing capabilities of the connected devices.03-03-2011
20110055353Dynamic File Streaming - Dynamic file streaming divides a read/write operation into an initial number of requests of an initial size. Each of the initial number of requests is transmitted to a remote data processing system and a read/write performance value and a user interactivity value is determined based on the transmitting. A local data processing system increases the initial number of requests or the initial size by a first factor if the read/write performance value is less than a threshold. The local data processing decreases the initial number of requests or the initial size by a second factor if the user interactivity is less than a second threshold.03-03-2011
20110055352SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BROKERING CONTENT AND METADATA OF CONTENT ON NETWORK - Provided is a method and system of automatically uploading a content and encoding the uploaded content using various formats to provide the encoded content to a third party or an end user. A system for brokering a content and metadata of the content over a network may include: a syndication portal to register a content provider, and to transmit address information for a feed to the content provider; an aggregator to verify whether an added content exists in the feed of the content provider, and to upload the content and the metadata of the content when the added content exists; and a media mediator to register the uploaded content, to encode the content, and to provide the encoded content to an end user.03-03-2011
20110055351METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETRIEVING CONTENT VIA A SERVICE ENDPOINT - An approach is provided for retrieving ordered content via a service endpoint. A radio frequency memory tag is preloaded with content managed by a service platform. A request is generated for content stored on the radio frequency memory tag of an endpoint associated with the service platform. Transmission of the request to the endpoint is initiated. The request for the content is received from a user equipment. Transmission of the content is initiated from the memory tag to the user equipment. The user equipment receives the content from the memory tag in response to the request.03-03-2011
20110010435VEHICLE MOUNTED DEVICE, SERVER DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A first local communication part of a vehicle mounted device transmits a first data including at least one of a first video data or a first audio data generated by an AV input/output unit of the vehicle mounted device to a server device. The first local communication unit receives a second data including at least one of a second video data or a second audio data from the server device. A first recording unit of the vehicle mounted device records therein the first data, the second data, and a unique information relating to a vehicle or a user of the vehicle. The first local communication unit further transmits the unique information to the server device.01-13-2011
20110010434STORAGE SYSTEM - A pseudo peer-to-peer network system including several clients, each adapted to execute a path driver program. A path driver program is provided, including the steps of locating storage peers connected to the network via a network interface for storing or accessing data items provided in memories of storage peers by means of a global address table. The global address table is updated periodically by at least one configuration server of the pseudo peer-to-peer network. The network further includes at least one time server, which generates a global time clock to which local time clocks of all storage peers of the pseudo peer-to-peer network are synchronized such that a global address table updated by the configuration server is activated by all storage peers at the same scheduled time to be consistent throughout the pseudo peer-to-peer network at all times.01-13-2011
20110010433TARGETED PRESENTATION AND DELIVERY OF THEMES - A content delivery system supplying themes for user computers based on user interest. Each theme may be a collection of components that define an audio, visual or functional aspect of computer operation related to a topic or area of interest, such as sports, a sports team, travel or fine art. The system includes client and server components. At each client, information about user interactions is collected and compared to information defining a set of user interest categories, allowing the client to determine one or more interest categories for the user. The client offers themes that are classified in accordance with the same set of user categories. The server can supply information defining user interest categories and a manifest of themes with associated categories. Additionally, the server can receive indications of when each theme is presented to a user and when the user elects to acquire a theme or engages with theme elements. The server may also supply, unlock or otherwise provide selected themes.01-13-2011
20080209014Meta-Application Architecture For Integrating Photo-Service Websites For Browser-Enabled Devices - A method and system for integrating web photo-services for a browser-enabled device is disclosed. The method and system include providing a server that communicates with a browser-enabled device over a network. Further, an image-related web application is provided to the device over the network, the web application executable on the device. The web application receives a list of images stored on the device from the device and a list of images stored at a remote location from the server. The method and system further include providing, by the web application, content combining the lists of images received from the device and the server, wherein the content is presentable on the device and includes an image reference for each image included in the combined lists of images and an indication of whether each image is stored on the device or at the remote location.08-28-2008
20110264770APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COOPERATIVELY OPERATING WEB BROWSER AND LOCAL RESOURCE IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus for cooperatively operating a Web browser and a local resource in a mobile terminal includes a Web browser for receiving a Web page requesting a local resource from a Web server connected to the mobile terminal; and a gateway server for controlling the local resource with parameters of the Web page and transmitting information regarding execution results of the local resource to the Web server by way of the Web browser. The parameters of the Web page include at least one of an ID of the Web server, a callback address (CallbackURL), a requested local resource function, and signature information.10-27-2011
20110264769CONTENT SPECIFYING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM OF THE SAME - A tune is subjected to preset registration without managing an URL of the tune, and the tune subjected to the preset registration is surely specified from a tune list in response to a preset reproduction instruction. When an instruction to perform the preset registration is inputted, a title of the selected tune and a title(s) of one or a plurality of folders selected until the selected tune is reached are managed in a tune specification table. When an instruction to perform the preset reproduction is inputted, the title(s) of the one or the plurality of folders, and the title of the tune managed in the tune specification table are automatically selected from the tune list, by which the preset tune is automatically specified from the tune list.10-27-2011
20110072116METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING XML-BASED ASYNCHRONOUS AND INTERACTIVE FEEDS FOR WEB APPLICATIONS - A system for providing XML-based asynchronous and interactive feeds for Web applications that provides a highly efficient and extensible XML Javascript framework allowing easy insertion of a comment/news feed control into any Web page. The framework allows for reading of any XML format and provides a new and easy way for modifying the look-and-feel of the control via HTML templates with familiar XPath bindings. The rendering performed through the system supports both flat and indented (“threaded”) views for a comment thread. The system improves the parsing speed of incoming XML, and supports a flexible event model for others to develop plug-ins and mashups in the spirit of Web 2.0.03-24-2011
20110078285METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS - A device for providing wireless Internet access has been described. The device includes an antenna. The antenna is for receiving wireless queries and transmitting wireless responses. The device includes a program. The program is for converting the wireless queries into Internet compatible protocols. The program is for receiving the Internet protocol formatted responses. These responses are then converted in to the wireless responses.03-31-2011
20120151013LEGACY USB DEVICE SERVICE SYSTEM IN MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a legacy universal serial bus (USB) device service system in a mobile terminal and a method thereof. The USB device service system includes: a remote USB bridge being connected by at least one legacy USB device; a terminal being connected to the remote USB bridge over a wireless network to provide information about the legacy USB device to a user, and to receive a user input for use of the legacy USB device; and a USB device driver server being connected to the remote USB bridge and the terminal over the wireless network to provide a driving driver for driving the legacy USB device according to the user input.06-14-2012
20120151010ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PLAYING MEDIA CONTENT - Disclosed is an electronic device playing digital media content. The electronic device examines a uniform resource locator (URL) by comparing the string of the URL to predetermined patterns. If the URL matches one pattern, the electronic device provides the URL to a media play, otherwise the electronic device download a file associated with the URL. The electronic device extracts another URL from the file and examines the extracted URL as well. If the extracted URL passes the examination by the electronic device, it can be provided to the media player. When the media player receives a URL, it plays the media content associated with the received URL.06-14-2012
20120151011APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OPEN MOBILE ALLIANCE - An apparatus of an OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) is provided in the invention. The apparatus comprises a CPNS (Converged Personal Network Service) server, a PNGW (Personal Network Gateway), and a PNE (Personal Network Element). The CPNS server is configured to transmit a device capabilities query request message which comprises a target ID (Identification). The PNGW is configured to relay the device capabilities query request message if the target ID does not indicate the PNGW. The PNE is configured to receive the device capabilities query request message through the PNGW and then to transmit a device capabilities query response message to the PNGW according to a PNE capability of the PNE if the target ID indicates the PNE. The PNGW is further configured to relay the device capabilities query response message to the CPNS server.06-14-2012
20100293254System and Method for Media Submission - The present invention, generally speaking, provides an improved web-based media submission tool. As with some existing tools, operation of the tool is drag and drop or the user can “click” to browse a directory to select media objects. Unlike existing tools, the tool provides the user an opportunity to confirm the submission, for example by generating a thumbnail image of an image file that has been dragged and dropped. Batch submission is provided for in which a user drags and drops a plurality of images or other media objects. Submission from a web page to a web page is also provided for. The submission tool is configurable to perform a variable amount of intelligent preprocessing on media objects prior to upload. In the case of digital images, the tool can perform sizing and formatting, for example. Information capture is performed with information being uploaded together with the media objects. In an exemplary embodiment, information capture is both user-transparent (e.g., user ID and/or password) and user-visible (e.g., the user can provide captions for media objects). The submission of information about the user and the media objects facilitates automatic integration of the media objects within existing databases.11-18-2010
20100293253COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Provided is a communication terminal which can be connected to a plurality of types of network and switching to a network appropriate for a content to be handled can be performed without forcing a user to perform the switching to a connection destination. It is also possible to provide a communication method using the communication terminal, a program, and a recording medium. The communication terminal transmits a content transmission request to an external server and receives a response to the content transmission request from the external server. The communication terminal extracts content information from the received response, selects at least one network in accordance with the extracted content information, and makes a connection to the selected network.11-18-2010
20100293250METHOD TO ALLOW SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY FOR WIRELESS DEVICES IN DHCP SNOOPING/DYNAMIC ARP INSPECTION/IP SOURCE GUARD ENABLED UNIFIED NETWORK - Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for providing a mechanism to enable smooth, seamless, and reliable connectivity for wireless devices in a unified network, such as networks that apply a given security policy to both wired and wireless devices. The system supports roaming of mobile units across mobility switches. A given mobile unit can retain its IP address in both intra-subnet and inter-subnet roaming scenarios. The given mobile unit also retains its membership to a mobility VLAN to which the mobile unit had been assigned, even during roaming scenarios. The system moves or propagates IP address to MAC address bindings from one network to another network within a mobility domain. As soon as a mobile user roams to another network, authentication information is readily available to enable immediate connection to the new network to begin sending and receiving data traffic. The mobile unit can be using either static IP addressing, or can dynamically acquire IP addresses through DHCP.11-18-2010
20100293248DATA COMPRESSION OF IMAGES USING A SHARED DICTIONARY - A method and system for data compression of images using a shared dictionary are described herein. According to one embodiment, a server identifies a current images that is part of a stream of images generated by an application hosted by the server. The stream of images includes images previously transmitted to the client. For each segment of pixels in the current image, the server searches a dictionary containing data for the stream of images. If the dictionary includes data corresponding to the segment of pixels in the current image, the server determines metadata for the segment of pixels in the current image using the corresponding data from the dictionary, and transmits the metadata to the client without transmitting the segment of pixels from the current image.11-18-2010
20100293251 Asynchronous Method for Obtaining Spectacle Features to Order - A method and a computer system and its components for providing a spectacle frame adapted to a future wearer. The method comprises the steps of storing in a memory of a server (SER) a first set of data (F11-18-2010
20100293249METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOADING LANDING PAGE - A method comprises receiving a request from a user device by a portable hotspot for a landing page; identifying the user device using a device signature; and retrieving a framework associated with the device signature from a central server. The framework includes one or more content areas, wherein at least one content area includes content available to multiple user devices, and at least one content area includes content specific to the user device. The method further comprises forming a landing page for display on the user device using the framework and the content.11-18-2010
20110119355Mobile device and method for updating display screen with online widget - A mobile device has embedded online widgets and executes a method for updating a display screen with the widgets. In the method, the mobile device receives widget update data from widget servers and then enables a flag bit of a specific one of divided regions in a widget integrated buffer. Each divided region is allocated for each widget server, and the specific divided region corresponds to the widget server that transmits the widget update data. The mobile device stores the received widget update data in the specific divided region and then determines whether a predefined display update interval arrives. If the display update interval arrives, the mobile device outputs the display screen to which the widget update data stored in the specific divided region is applied.05-19-2011
20120203870Concurrent Web Based Multi-Task Support For Control Management System - The traditional file transferring between multiple computing devices in a computer network requires multiple login. In addition, traditional file transferring in a web based environment is lack of web multitasking support, therefore, such problem will become prominent and severe when a file size is larger, for example a Giga-bytes sized file. Present invention has successfully solves both issues by introducing the central controlled distributed scalable virtual machine and the web multitasking mechanism.08-09-2012
20110125876MANAGING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SERVICING CONTENTS PROVIDED BY CONTENT PROVIDER - A managing method and an apparatus for servicing contents provided by contents provider wherein the managing apparatus according to the present invention comprises: a contents provider management module for generating an account of a contents provider based on information of the contents provider transmitted from the contents providing apparatus; a contents management module for managing a contents connection point for connecting to the contents provided from the contents providing apparatus and for managing information relative to the contents; and a menu management module for registering menus including a menu connected to the contents connection point and for managing a connection authority to a name of the menu and the menu, such that a collective management on the contents providers is possible and the contents providers can conveniently provide contents services to subscribers.05-26-2011
20110078286INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, A COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM RECORDED WITH A DATA MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, AND DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A server computer includes a data acquisition unit which acquires data in Script format including predetermined information that has been output from each of one or more network-connected peripheral devices, a tabulation unit which extracts maintenance information from the Script format data acquired by the data acquisition unit, and tabulates this extracted maintenance information, and a data conversion unit which converts the tabulated information that has been tabulated by the tabulation unit into a data format which is interpretable by a device that is different from the server computer and which is different from the Script format.03-31-2011
20120311104ENABLING PEER-TO-PEER CONTENT RETRIEVAL IN HTTP - Described are embodiments directed to enabling the retrieval of content from a peer-to-peer network. In embodiments, a client requesting content from a server can indicate in an HTTP request that it is capable of retrieving content from a peer-to-peer network. When the server receives the HTTP request it will recognize the indication that the client is capable of retrieving content from a peer-to-peer network and may send content information instead of sending the requested content. The content information allows the client to retrieve the content from the peer-to-peer network.12-06-2012
20120311103CONTENT REPRODUCTION DEVICE - Provided is a content reproduction device which enables a user watching or listening to a content on a given content reproduction device to discontinue the watching thereof or listening thereto and then easily resume the watching of the same content or listening thereto from a discontinued state on another content reproduction device. When reproduction of a content is discontinued, discontinued state information indicating a reproduction state of the content at a time point of the discontinuation is transmitted to a watching/listening history management server (12-06-2012
20120311101METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MBMS-BASED CONTENT TRANSMISSIONS IN MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATIONS - A method and apparatus of content transmission based on multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) in a machine type communication (MTC). A BM-SC receives a session start time from a MTC server; sends to a plurality of MTC devices a service announcement including the session start time; begins to establish MBMS bearers to the plurality of MTC devices when the session start time is reached; and transmits MTC service content from the MTC server to the plurality of MTC devices via the MBMS bearers. A MTC device receives a service announcement including a session start time therein; when the session start time is reached, wakes up to receive a notification about the MBMS bearers; and then receives MTC service contents transmitted via the MBMS bearers.12-06-2012
20120311100SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONTENTS BASED ON SEAMLESS INFORMATION - A method for displaying contents based on seamless information is provided. The method includes receiving display history information of multimedia contents, including stop information indicating a stop location in the multimedia contents, from one of a plurality of devices, generating seamless information about the multimedia contents based on the display history information of the multimedia contents, and transmitting the generated seamless information to one or more of the plurality of devices, where the devices that received the transmitted seamless information store the seamless information and one of the devices displays the multimedia contents based on the stored seamless information.12-06-2012
20120311099METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING FILES, FILE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, MASTER SERVER, COMPUTER READABLE, NON-TRANSITORY MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR DISTRIBUTING FILES, METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING DATA, AND DATA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A method of distributing distribution files from a master server possessing the distribution files to servers is disclosed. The method includes generating a distribution scheme having a hierarchical structure, the tree structure including nodes and having the master server in a top node, wherein a distribution file group including the distribution files is to be allocated to each node, and a subordinate node is to include a subset of a distribution file group allocated to a superior node, which is located a level superior to the subordinate node; allocating the servers to each node, based on system status information indicating a status of the master server and/or the servers; distributing at least one distribution file to each server, based on the distribution scheme; and exchanging directly among servers corresponding to each nodes, not possessed by the servers corresponding to the respective nodes.12-06-2012
20120311098SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING REQUEST METRICS IN AN APPLICATION SERVER ENVIRONMENT - Described herein are systems and methods for collecting and surfacing metrics with respect to their classification; and the use of the metrics by a workload manager and other application monitoring tools to provide quality-of-service and workload management. Each request is classified, either by the application server or another process. A request classification identifier (RCID) is associated with each request, and thereafter flows with that request as it is being processed. The RCID value is used by data collectors at various points in the system to aggregate the metrics, and a workload manager collects the metrics. The collected metrics are then processed by a rules engine at the workload manager, which analyzes the metrics and generates adjustment recommendations to provide quality-of-service and workload management.12-06-2012
20120311097COMMUNICATION METHOD, STORAGE APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system includes a user terminal connected to a first communication line, a device connected to the first communication line, and storing data to be updated, and a storage apparatus connected to a second communication line and storing the data transmitted from the device. A communication originated at the storage apparatus and addressed to the device and the user terminal is blocked by a firewall apparatus while a communication from the storage apparatus to the user terminal in reply to a request from the user terminal is permitted by the firewall apparatus.12-06-2012
20120311096SENDING FILES FROM ONE DEVICE TO ANOTHER DEVICE OVER A NETWORK - Techniques are provided for causing a file to be sent from a source device over a network to one or more destination devices. An intermediary receives a notification of a file and determines which destination device(s) are to retrieve the file. The intermediary may determine the destination device(s) based on one or more attributes of the file. The intermediary may cause the file to be stored in persistent storage that is maintained by a separate storage service. The intermediary may cause the file to be deleted after a particular period of time. The source device may send multiple versions of a file to the intermediary, which determines which destination device is to receive which version. The file may be a digital image and a destination device may be a device that displays a slideshow of digital images while the destination device receives the digital image over a network.12-06-2012
20120311095ASSET STREAMING - A device streams assets to network-based storage, and servers administering the network-based storage operate to notify other authorized devices that the assets are available to download, including initiating the download of assets automatically or in response to user input. With streaming enabled on their device, a user is able to make assets, such as digital photograph, video or other type of media file, data file, or other type of electronic content, available immediately to all of their other devices and to other users having permission to follow assets streamed by their device. Servers secure access to the stream of assets, on both an account level and an asset level in accordance with asset metadata registered for the assets during streaming.12-06-2012
20120311093DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT OF AUDIOVISUAL AND DATA COMMUNICATIONS - A device, system and method are provided to dynamically manage bandwidth for audiovisual communications and content distribution. The device, system and method may include dynamic qualification of content or channels for distribution in accordance with one or more distribution models, such as a broadcast distribution model and a narrowcast distribution model (e.g., a multicast distribution model and/or a unicast distribution model). In some embodiments, the qualification may be based on demand as reflected in requests for, or access to, content from user terminals. In some embodiments, based on changes in demand for content, a requalification of the content in terms of one or more distribution models may take place.12-06-2012
20120311092ECG DATA MONITOR - The invention provides a simple low-cost electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring device connected to a server (typically cloud based) via a mobile network with a mobile phone acting as a gateway. The time period between successive provisions of ECG data to said remote server is variable. The system enables ECG data to be collected over a long period of time in a system in which each of the elements can be optimized.12-06-2012
20120311091DIGITAL RIGHTS PROTECTION THROUGH CONTENT EXPIRATION ENFORCEMENT - A method for controlling content distribution is implemented in a computer infrastructure and includes receiving a request for content from an end user computing device. The method also includes analyzing metadata embedded in the content to determine whether the content has expired. The method also includes serving the content to the end user computing device when content is not expired. The method also includes blocking the content from being served to the end user computing device when the content is expired12-06-2012
20110258296FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD - Disclosed are apparatus and methodology subject matters for upgrading firmware associated with one or more metrology devices and adjunct devices. Methods are disclosed for broadcast transmission of portions of a firmware image file from an originating device over a network connecting multiple devices to be upgraded. The entire image file may be transmitted as segments to be assembled by the end devices. Broadcast segments not properly received from the originating device may be retried directly from the originating device or from neighbors correctly receiving the segment. A viral propagation methodology is disclosed as an alternative to portions of the broadcast methodology.10-20-2011
20110138018MOBILE MEDIA SERVER - Mobile media server (MMS) includes MMS hosts and an MMS clients utilized for ubiquitous sharing of media content. An MMS host, which may be deployed on a mobile terminal such as a cellular telephone, can establish a logical link with an MMS client over an IP interface and initiate a streaming session with the MMS client. The MMS host may further retrieve media content from any source, such as a network source, locally stored content, or a camera and/or microphone on the MMS host, and serve the media content to the MMS client over the logical link.06-09-2011
20110138014AUTOMATED WEB CONFERENCE PRESENTATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT - A web conference client device determines that it is configured to generate a higher-quality rendered output than a quality of a web conference presentation slide received from a server. A slide presentation file associated with the web conference presentation slide is received from the server. Rendered output of the slide presentation file is generated. The rendered output of the slide presentation file is sent to the server.06-09-2011
20110153782Coding data streams - A method of delivering an encoded data stream to a plurality of recipient end-user nodes of a network includes receiving an incoming encoded data stream at a first recipient node from a transmitting node over the network. During ongoing receipt of the incoming encoded data stream at the first recipient node from the transmitting node, the incoming encoded data stream is decoded at the first recipient node to produce a decoded data stream that is output for consumption at the first recipient node. The decoded data stream is used to generate a modified encoded data stream being a modified version of the incoming encoded data stream. Still during ongoing receipt of the incoming encoded data stream at the first recipient node from the transmitting node, the modified encoded data stream is relayed from the first recipient node to one or more second recipient nodes over the network.06-23-2011
20110099250Method and System for Selectively Broadcasting Media - A method and apparatus for broadcasting media events, the method including the steps of providing a sequence of media events in a first server, the sequence of media events including at least one media event of a first type and a plurality of media events of a second type; playing the sequence from the first server to a content distribution network (CDN) server prior to a predetermined broadcast time; and storing at the CDN server at least a part of the sequence received from the first server. The method may further include the steps of inserting, at the first server, markers indicating where targeted media events are to be played in the sequence of media events and inserting, at the CDN server, targeted media events supplied by a third server in response to a request to provide media events targeted to information associated with at least one user.04-28-2011
20110099249Method Of Storing And Reproducing Contents - A method of storing and reproducing contents in a terminal capable of storing and outputting contents such as pictures or music is provided. When the terminal connects to a contents server and downloads contents from the contents server, it stores the downloaded contents along with its terminal identification information. When reproducing stored contents, the terminal compares terminal identification information attached to the contents with its terminal identification. If they are identical, the terminal reproduces the contents.04-28-2011
20110138021System and Method for Transmission of Data - A system and method for data communication connecting on-line networks with on-line and off-line computers. The present system provides for broadcast of up to the minute notification centric information thereby providing an instant call to action for users who are provided with the ability to instantaneously retrieve further detailed information. The notification centric portions of information is wirelessly broadcast to wireless receiving devices which are attached to computing devices. Upon receipt of the information at the personal computer, the user is notified through different multimedia alerts that there is an incoming message. Wirelessly broadcasted URL's, associated with the data, are embedded in data packets and provide an automated wired or wireless connection back to the information source for obtaining detailed data.06-09-2011
20110138020Real-Time or Near Real-Time Streaming with Compressed Playlists - Methods and apparatuses provide real-time or near real-time streaming of content using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a request for a playlist file (e.g. an updated playlist) and specifying a compression protocol with or for the request; the request can come from a client device which is requesting the playlist from a web server. The web server can provide the playlist in a compressed format.06-09-2011
20110138019SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTI-LAYERED CONTENT USING PLURALITY OF SERVERS - Provided is a system and method for providing a multi-layered content that may divide a content encoded using a scalable coding scheme, into a plurality of quality groups having different quality levels, assign corresponding servers to the plurality of quality groups, and transmitting the quality groups, increasing a number of transmission sessions.06-09-2011
20110138017SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING THE TRANSFER OF INFORMATION RELATING TO QUALITY OF AN ORGANIZATION - A system and method transfers information relating to quality or standards of an organization from a server to a wireless handheld computing device and from the wireless handheld computing device to the server in real-time or near real-time. Each member of an organization can have the same policies and procedures as soon as any of the policies and procedures are updated. The inventive system can allow an organization to also measure compliance and conformance with the distributed policies and procedures. With the handheld computing devices, each member of an organization can complete tests that are closely tied to the distributed policies and procedures. The results of these tests can be transmitted in real-time or near real-time from the handheld computing devices to a central computer server so that an organization can track current performance of all its members relative to the policies and procedures and relative to each other.06-09-2011
20110138016DYNAMIC LOCAL FUNCTION BINDING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A dynamic local function binding apparatus and method are provided. In an application virtualization environment, a terminal may register local services associated with local functions of the terminal, and a remote server may call the serviced local functions to be used while the server is executing an application for the terminal. The local functions may be unique functions of various local devices installed in the terminal. The servicing of the local functions may include creating service descriptions of the functions that are provided by the individual local devices and publishing the service descriptions.06-09-2011
20110138015Flexible Download Destination - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for providing a flexible download destination are provided. A download request for content transmitted from a first device to a content server is detected. In response to detecting the download request, a determination is made as to whether a user of the first device has subscribed to a flexible download destination service. Upon determining that the user of the first device has subscribed to the flexible download destination service, an interface for selecting alternate download destinations is provided. A selection of a second device is received through the interface. A transfer of the content to the second device is coordinated.06-09-2011
20110087757Configuring a client application - A method and apparatus for configuring an application at a device in a communications network. A server receives a request message from the device. The request message includes information that identifies the application, and further information relating to either or both of the device type or a network operator associated with the device. The further information is sued by the server to obtain specific configuration information relating to the application. A response is sent to the device, the response including the obtained specific configuration. The specific configuration information is subsequently be used by the device to configure the application.04-14-2011
20110119356DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM, DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, PROGRAM, AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD - There is provided a data processing system including a server device for providing Web data having a data portion with a specific identifier, and a data processing apparatus having a receiving unit for receiving the Web data from the server device, an analysis unit for analyzing the Web data to extract the specific identifier from the Web data, and a data processing unit for changing the data portion with the specific identifier based on local data.05-19-2011
20120151007Monitoring Sensors For Systems Management - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for monitoring sensors for systems management. Embodiments include establishing, by a server, an entity identification for a component of the server; establishing, by the server, for a plurality of sensors a single virtual sensor number; establishing, by the server, for each sensor having the single virtual sensor number a unique instance identification representing the sensor; receiving, from a system management node, by the server, a request for a sensor reading, the request including the entity identification, the single virtual sensor number, and the unique instance identification; based on the entity identification, the single virtual sensor number, and the unique instance identification, retrieving, by the server, a sensor reading; and transmitting to the system management node, by the server, the sensor reading.06-14-2012
20100174805Management and Prioritization of Media Item Downloading - The disclosed embodiments relate generally to the downloading of media items. The media items may include, for example, audio, video, image, or podcast data. In accordance with one embodiment, two or more media items may be concurrently downloaded. In accordance with another embodiment, a user may control the downloading of each of the media items, as desired. More particularly, the user may choose to download, pause, or resume downloading one or more media items identified in the list of media items. In other words, the user may alter the download status of any of the items in the list of media items. In addition, the user may re-prioritize the order in which the media items in the list or a subset thereof are to be downloaded.07-08-2010
20120151008Real-Time Media Optimization Over Remoted Sessions - Real-time media optimization may be provided. First, a remote session may be established with a remote computing device. Then, during the remote session, non-real-time media data may be exchanged with the remote computing device over a server path. Moreover, real-time media data may be exchanged with the remote computing device over a media path during the remote session.06-14-2012
20110185046IP BROADCAST RECEIVER APPARATUS - There is provided an IP broadcast receiver apparatus capable of, even when the input of a stream is delayed, determining whether a stream is to be inputted later and displaying a picture when a stream is inputted. When the content providing side makes a request to set a streamstatus attribute to “play” in a display using BML, the IP broadcast receiver apparatus determines whether channel information has been acquired from an IP broadcast server. The IP broadcast receiver apparatus sets the streamstatus attribute to “play” if channel information has been acquired from the IP broadcast server and sets the streamstatus attribute to “stop” if channel information has not been acquired from the IP broadcast server.07-28-2011
20110125875TERMINAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, TERMINAL MANAGEMENT SERVER, AND TERMINAL DEVICE - A terminal management server in a terminal management system, the server includes, a command check reception unit to communicate with a plurality of terminal devices, a command registration management unit to store a command in a command management table associated with identification information for a terminal device, a command check reception unit to receive identification information for one terminal device or a plurality of terminal devices and an acquisition request for a command, transmitted from one terminal device, a command registration unit to determine whether or not there is a command in the command management table, when an acquisition request for the identification information and the command is received, and a command transmission unit to transmit the command to a terminal device that is a transmission source of the acquisition request when it is determined that there is the command in the command management table.05-26-2011
20090300144HINT-BASED STREAMING OF AUXILIARY CONTENT ASSETS FOR AN INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENT - Methods for obtaining and distributing auxiliary content assets for an interactive environment and a client device and server that may implement such methods are disclosed. The client device displays a scene of a portion of the simulated environment from a camera point of view (camera POV) on a video display. The client device generates a pre-hint vector based on position of the camera POV, sends the vector to a server and receives auxiliary content information from the server. The server receives the pre-hint vector, determines the future field from the pre-hint vector, identifies one or more auxiliary content targets within the potential future field of view, and sends auxiliary content information for the identified targets to the client device.12-03-2009
20090204689METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTE SURVEILLANCE OF A PREMISES - A method and apparatus for remote surveillance of a premises using graphic image captures of the premises under surveillance is disclosed. An intermediary web server is used to bridge the connection between a computer-camera and, e.g, a cell phone or other computer device so that images of the premises under surveillance can be viewed remotely. The computer, camera and server arrangement eliminates many of the configuration and network security problems associated with existing surveillance systems. The system of the invention records individual pictures at a rapid rate, rather than “movies.” This allows the application software or program which implements the system to run in the background on a client PC while other application programs are also running on the PC.08-13-2009
20100161762Method and System for Uniform Resource Locator Transformation - A web browser (06-24-2010
20110264771LIVE MEDIA DELIVERY OVER A PACKET-BASED COMPUTER NETWORK - In general, this disclosure describes techniques of determining a backset for client devices attempting to download data of a live transmission. A backset is an amount of temporal delay that the client devices are delayed by when viewing the live transmission. As described herein, a media content provider may determine a recommended backset for each client devices based characteristics of the client device. Each client device may then be backset by the determined value, or may calculate its own backset based on the recommended backset. Establishing a backset for each client device may avoid rebuffering of live transmission data.10-27-2011
20110179143STORAGE SYSTEM SUPPORTING REPLACEMENT OF CONTENT IN A STORAGE DEVICE - A file replacement system includes a storage device, a host, and a server. In a file replacement transaction one or more files that are stored in the storage device are replaced in the storage device by one or more files that are provided by the server. The storage device monitors access to the files stored therein and updates an access tracking table with segment access information that pertains to access to segments of the files. While the file replacement transaction is in progress, the storage device delivers the segment access information to the server, and, based on the segment access information and file replacement criteria, the server determines a credit to which the end-user is entitled for the replaced files. The server calculates an outstanding balance for the file replacement transaction from the credit owing to the end-user for the replaced files and from the cost of the replacement files.07-21-2011
20110191446STORING AND STREAMING MEDIA CONTENT - Providing media content includes storing a plurality of media files on a storage tier having at least one storage cluster, each storage cluster having at least one server, replicating at least some of the media files stored on the storage tier on at least one streaming server of a streaming tier configured to stream data over a network faster than the storage tier is able to stream the data over the network; receiving a request from a client over the network for a portion of a selected media file; streaming the requested portion of the selected media file to the client from the streaming tier if the selected media file is stored on the streaming tier; and streaming the requested portion of the selected media file to the client from the storage tier if the media file is not stored on the streaming tier.08-04-2011
20100017503DOWNLOAD SERVER AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING AND UPDATING APPLICATION PROGRAM USING PARTITIONING OF SHARED LIBRARY - A download server that transmits, when it receives a request of one or more application programs from a client device, to the client device connected to the download server via a wired or wireless network the application programs includes a dependency analyzer, a partitioned shared library generator and a controller. The dependency analyzer that analyzes a dependency of each of the application programs on existing shared libraries to detect object codes, which are actually used by corresponding application program, in the existing shared libraries; the partitioned shared library generator that generates, based on the analyzing result of the dependency analyzer, partitioned shared libraries having only the actually-used object codes; and the controller that transmits, by using a connection module, partitioned shared libraries selected from the generated partitioned shared libraries, and the application programs linked thereto to the client device via the network.01-21-2010
20100017502Web page content translator - A system, method, and computer readable medium for reformatting web content into a format readable on one or more mobile devices is provided. A user generates a user request for a web page from a mobile device to a proxy server. The proxy server forwards the user request to an origin web server, which returns the requested web page to the proxy server. A conversion engine within the proxy server extracts the desired content from the web page, and reformats the content in accordance with one or more predefined transform methods associated with the one or more mobile devices before transmitting the transformed web page with the desired content to the one or more mobile devices. Secure or unsecure connection provided via a decorated uniform resource locator can be used to connect a mobile device, the proxy server, and an origin web server.01-21-2010
20100017501CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND METHOD - A technique for content management involves storing runtime state of content externally. A system created according to the technique may include a state server that receives runtime state of content from a playback device, and provides the runtime state to that or another playback device upon request. A playback device constructed according to the technique may include a content state recovery engine for recovering runtime state that was previously stored externally to the playback device. A method according to the technique may include generating the runtime state locally, storing the runtime state externally, and re-acquiring the runtime state.01-21-2010
20100017500Methods and systems for peer-to-peer proxy sharing - The system and methods for providing peer-to-peer (p2p) proxy sharing in a distributed computer network. Each peer nodes can include a Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and a p2p program. The p2p program provides the utilities for implementing the p2p network. A controller server connected to the network can manage system operations. A method of implementing p2p proxy sharing includes signing in and signing off functions to the p2p network, searching for p2p nodes, connecting to p2p nodes, managing connections between p2p nodes, processing HTTP request and HTTP response, forwarding and processing data between p2p nodes, managing connections from HTTP client, and managing connections to web servers.01-21-2010
20100017499Data downloading initiated by portable communicating objects during a campaign - Content data available in a server is downloaded to portable communicating objects via a radio communication network during a data downloading campaign initiated by a portable communicating object upon transmission of a request of content availability to the server when at least one request transmission triggering element fulfills a rule stored in the portable communicating object. Upon reception of the content availability request, one of the devices including the server and the portable communicating object determines whether the content data are available for the portable communicating object so as to transmit the same thereto.01-21-2010
20080320107System and Method for Contents Upload Using a Mobile Terminal - The present invention relates to a network system providing a wireless website and method for providing and connecting the wireless website using the same, the network system including a contents providing system using a mobile terminal including at least one terminal device receiving contents information for the wireless website through a wired means or a wireless means, thereby transmitting the contents information or connecting to the wireless website, a macro server storing the wireless website created by using the contents information inputted from the terminal device, wherein the macro server includes scripts corresponding to the created wireless website, a database for storing information of the wireless website in a table form, and phone page information for displaying the wireless website, and an execution server searching the database so as to provide contents corresponding to each wireless website, in accordance with a connection of the terminal device. Herein, by creating and providing the wireless website including scripts, database, and phone page information, a wireless website user may use the contents more easily and may also move to different wireless websites with more simplicity.12-25-2008
20090106395Satellite Data Network Acceleration - A satellite data network may include one or more acceleration systems for acceleration data transfers through the network. The acceleration systems may spoof one or more protocols of a server to respond to requests from a client. One protocol that may be spoofed is the Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol for communication across platforms having different file systems. The acceleration system may send data to the client or the server by maximizing usage efficiency of the bandwidth. The acceleration system may further cache information needed for responding to one or more requests so that it may respond to the requests without consulting the server. In one or more arrangements, a client side acceleration system and a server side acceleration system may be used concurrently to further enhance data transfer speeds and efficiency.04-23-2009
20090089404WEB-BASED RECORD/REPLAY - This Invention provides a system which enables recording/replaying Web-based user steps including a client and a server, wherein the server includes: Web Application means for displaying Web interface for the client, where user's actions on web interface form said Web-based user steps; A recorder/player which is set in front of the Web application means for recording said Web-based user steps and enables replaying the recorded user steps; the storage means for storing the Web-based user steps recorded in recorder/player. This invention also provides a related Server, recorder/player and method. With this invention, the user steps can be easily recorded and replayed in the browser without any help from other installation programs and thus can be shared by other users.04-02-2009
20110153780APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING NETWORK FILE OPERATIONS OVER A FIBRE CHANNEL NETWORK - Disclosed are methods and apparatus for facilitating transmission of file access type messages over a Fibre Channel (FC) network. In one embodiment, at a file interposed access protocol layer of a file access client, a file access type operation is received from a file access type layer at the client device. The interposed layer may be interposed between an upper file access layer and an FC layer. The file access type operation specifies a request pertaining to file access. At the interposed file access protocol layer of the client, the file access type operation is modified into one or more sequence of operations so that the operations can be transmitted over an FC network. A sequence of operations are transmitted to an file access server over the FC network.06-23-2011
20120079078QUALITY OF SERVICE SUPPORT IN A MEDIA EXCHANGE NETWORK - A method for controlling communication of media content by a network device in a communication network includes providing, by the network device, a plurality of quality of service options corresponding to at least one media file selected for communication to a remote user via a communication channel; receiving a quality of service selection specifying at least one of the plurality of quality of service options; and communicating the at least one media file to the remote user utilizing the received quality of service selection. The providing may include displaying, by the network device, the plurality of quality of service options. At least a portion of specified parameters may be transferred to a first communication device coupled to the communication network. At least a portion of the communication channel may be configured by a second device utilizing the transferred at least a portion of the specified parameters.03-29-2012
20110307584HTML delivery from edge-of-network servers in a content delivery network (CDN) - A content delivery network is enhanced to provide for delivery of cacheable markup language content files such as HTML. To support HTML delivery, the content provider provides the CDNSP with an association of the content provider's domain name (e.g., www.customer.com) to an origin server domain name (e.g., html.customer.com) at which one or more default HTML files are published and hosted. The CDNSP provides its customer with a CDNSP-specific domain name. The content provider, or an entity on its behalf, then implements DNS entry aliasing (e.g., a CNAME of the host to the CDNSP-specific domain) so that domain name requests for the host cue the CDN DNS request routing mechanism. This mechanism then identifies a best content server to respond to a request directed to the customer's domain. The CDN content server returns a default HTML file if such file is cached; otherwise, the CDN content server directs a request for the file to the origin server to retrieve the file, after which the file is cached on the CDN content server for subsequent use in servicing other requests. The content provider is also provided with log files of CDNSP-delivered HTML.12-15-2011
20110307583Information Processing Device - A setting unit sets a date and a time to start a module. A start-control unit starts the module when the date and the time that were set arrive. The setting unit sets a subsequent date and a subsequent time to start the module in accordance with a situation occurring before or after the module is started by the start-control unit. The setting unit does not set the subsequent date and the subsequent time to start the module, if a condition to execute the module is not fulfilled after the module is started by the start-control unit.12-15-2011
20110307581Media Presentation Description Delta File For HTTP Streaming - A method for obtaining media presentation description information. The method includes a client obtaining information related to a change in a first Media Presentation Description (MPD) on a server. The method further includes the client updating a second MPD on the client with the information related to the change.12-15-2011
20110307580PROCEDURE, APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR COLLECTING DATA USED FOR ANALYTICS - A procedure for operating a communication network including a network device that is in communication in the network with at least one user communication terminal and at least one server that server that provides content. The procedure includes receiving a message from one of the user communication terminal and the server, inserting at least one of an identifier of the user communication terminal and an identifier of the server in the message, and forwarding the message, including the at least one identifier inserted in the inserting, towards another of the user communication terminal and the server. A computer program, apparatus, and communication network also operate in accordance with the procedure.12-15-2011
20110307582Information Processing Device - An activation history storage stores an activation history of applications. A determination unit refers to the activation history and determines a file that is related to an application and that should be downloaded from a server. A processing unit downloads the determined related file. The activation history storage maintains an activation history that maps identification information identifying an application into the latest activation date and time of the application, and the determination unit refers to the activation date and time and determines the related file to be downloaded.12-15-2011
20110307585METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING MULTICHANNEL CASCADE BETWEEN TWO MEDIA CONTROL SERVERS - The embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a device, and a system for controlling multichannel cascade between two media control servers. The method comprises: receiving a service request message; choosing a target channel among all the channels multichannel-cascaded with an opposite cascaded media control server according to the service request message and a preset channel usage rule; and sending information about the determined target channel to the opposite cascaded media control server so as to enable the opposite cascaded media control server to carry out code stream switching according to the information about the target channel. The method disclosed in the embodiments of the present invention saves cascaded channels and improves the utilization of cascaded channels, thereby saving channel resources.12-15-2011
20120042047System and Method For Synchronized Playback of Streaming Digital Content - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for synchronizing playback of digital content on two or more different content players. Each content player synchronizes a local time signal to a time reference signal maintained by a time server. Actions related to content playback are synchronized with respect to each local time signal for a given content player, which thereby synchronizes playback for a group of associated content players. Each content player may be advantageously configured with different playback options, allowing each user to have a better shared viewing experience than possible with prior art solutions that provide only one set of playback options.02-16-2012
20130159470DOWNLOAD SYSTEM AND METHOD USING SAME - A download system includes a first communication device and a second communication device. The first communication device includes a first account with a first residual allowance data to access a network storage device. The second communication device includes a second account with a second residual allowance data to access the network storage device. The download system further includes a download module for sharing the first residual allowance data and the second residual allowance data to download a target data from the network storage device.06-20-2013
20120042051System and Method for Monitoring and Analyzing Internet Traffic - Systems, methods and apparatus for analyzing Internet traffic. In an aspect, a method receives at a server from a client device a report request for a report related to web site traffic; in response to the report request, sends from the server web site traffic data and application code to the client device, the application code comprising instructions that cause the client device to: generate a report to display the web site traffic data, time the display of the web site traffic data, periodically request updated web site traffic data according to the time of the display, and update the report with the updated web site traffic data; and the method sends from the server to the client device the updated web site traffic data in response to the request for updated web site traffic data.02-16-2012
20120042052Distributed Image Processing Methods and Image Processing System - This application discloses distributed image processing methods and system with massive data flow. The image processing system can include three structures: from the top level to the lower level, a file server, a forwarding server and an image processing server. The servers are connected by Ethernet with hardware and socket interface of TCP/IP protocol. When processing a large amount of image data, many forwarding servers can be implemented for file processing in conjunction with one or more file servers. Image analysis servers and forwarding servers can be added to increase processing capacity. A high-level forwarding server can be added for receiving, formatting, transmitting, and distributing image data.02-16-2012
20120042053METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR DELIVERING HYBRID STATIC AND DYNAMIC CONTENT - The present invention relates generally to software functional modules and, in particular, to such modules used for delivering hybrid static and dynamic content. More particularly, there is described a computer-readable storage medium and corresponding method. The storage medium comprises: (a) a repository of static content; and (b) a program element for execution by a computing device to deliver hybrid content via a user interface. The program element comprises: (i) program code means for commanding instantiation of a functional module remote from the computing device; (ii) program code means for receiving dynamic content from the remote functional module; (iii) program code means for accessing the repository of static content; and (iv) program code means for delivering hybrid content on the basis of the static content in the repository and the dynamic content received from the remote functional module.02-16-2012
20120042049DETERMINATION APPARATUS AND DETERMINATION METHOD - A determination apparatus includes a processor and a storage unit. The processor acquires through a communication network a request packet transmitted from a client device to a server device group or a reply packet transmitted from the server device group to the client device. The server device group includes a first server device and one or more second server devices. The first server device is connected to the client device through the communication network. The storage unit stores configuration information for determining a source of the acquired reply packet. The processor determines whether the source of the acquired reply packet is the first server device or one of the second server devices on the basis of the configuration information stored in the storage unit.02-16-2012
20120042050Representation groups for network streaming of coded multimedia data - In one example, a device for receiving information for multimedia data, the device comprising one or more processors configured to analyze at least a portion of a manifest file for multimedia content, wherein the portion of the manifest file includes information indicative of sets of representations of the multimedia content and information indicative of common characteristics for each of the sets of representations, select one of the sets of representations based on the common characteristics for the one of the sets of representations, select one of the representations of the selected one of the sets of representations based on one or more coding characteristics of the one of the representations of the one of the sets, and generate a request for data of the one of the representations based on the selection.02-16-2012
20120042048Method and Apparatus for Scalable Compression of Video - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for producing a fully scalable compressed representation of video sequences, so that they may be transmitted over networks, such as the Internet, for example. Because the signal is scalable, users receiving the signal can obtain the signal at the appropriate resolution and quality that their system will handle or that they desire.02-16-2012
20120042046MOBILE PRIVATE ASSISTED LOCATION TRACKING - Systems and methods are disclosed for providing private location tracking. In general, a location-aware mobile device includes a location broker. Over time, as a location of the mobile device changes, the location broker generates a number of route fragments each defining the location of the mobile device over a corresponding period of time. The location broker obfuscates the route fragments and sends the obfuscated route fragments to a remote server for storage. At some point, the location broker receives a location tracking request from a requestor. In response, the location broker processes the location tracking request such that one or more obfuscated route fragments that are relevant to the location tracking request are obtained from the remote server and de-obfuscated to recover the corresponding route fragments. The recovered route fragments may then be utilized by the requestor.02-16-2012
20120151012INTERNET DELIVERY OF SCHEDULED MULTIMEDIA CONTENT - A method for providing scheduled multimedia content comprises selecting at least one multimedia content for Internet delivery from a plurality of multimedia content available for Internet delivery. A time to deliver the selected at least one multimedia content is scheduled. Each selected multimedia content has a corresponding scheduled time for delivery. The scheduled time for delivery of the selected multimedia content is recorded in a calendar. The calendar is operable to deliver the scheduled multimedia content at the scheduled time for delivery to an Internet-connected device connected to the calendar via the Internet.06-14-2012
20120151009Method and Apparatus for Generating and Handling Streaming Media Quality-of-Experience Metrics - Various methods for generating and handling streaming media metrics are provided. One example method includes receiving media presentation data, where the media presentation data is associated with a presentation of streaming media, and determining, based on at least the media presentation data, one or more quality of experience metrics that are to be reported. The example method further comprises generating a metric value corresponding to each of the one or more quality of experience metrics, and causing the metric value corresponding to each of the one or more quality of experience metrics to be reported. Similar and related example methods and example apparatuses are also provided.06-14-2012
20120151006CONTENT SHARING BETWEEN A UNIVERSAL PLUG AND PLAY DEVICE AND A WIDE AREA NETWORK DEVICE - Techniques and technologies are presented for extending digital content sharing to server-located contacts. A mobile content relay device operating in a local network, such as a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) network, is capable of communicating with remote network devices, such as computer devices or cellular telecommunication devices operating in a Wide Area Network (WAN). The mobile content relay device supports delivery of content from UPnP devices in the local network to virtual renderer devices in the WAN, and from content delivery devices in the WAN to renderer devices in the local network. The virtual renderer devices appear as server-maintained contacts to users of the UPnP devices, and the renderer devices in the local network appear as server-maintained contacts to users of the WAN-based content delivery devices.06-14-2012
20090172132METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING IMAGE RICH WEB PAGES FROM A COMPUTER SYSTEM OVER A NETWORK - The present invention is related to a computer system that provides a web page to a requestor over a network. Aspects of the present invention include receiving by the computer system a request to access a web page and in response, determining whether a descriptor for the requested web page is in a session memory. If the descriptor is not in the session memory, it is retrieved from a database and the stored in the session memory. From there, the descriptor is used to determine whether the web page should be retrieved and returned to the requestor. By storing the descriptor in session memory, additional accesses to the database can be avoided when the descriptor is used for subsequent tasks.07-02-2009
20090172131Emergency Information System - A method and system for intelligently detecting an emergency situation through Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) notification and providing first responders with vital information to respond and mitigate the emergency situations comprising the following steps: acquiring subscriber information; storing the subscriber information electronically within an information company's secure server; linking the server with a communication device of the PSAP; communicating to the server from the PSAP that an emergency situation has occurred at a specific location when an emergency is reported to the PSAP; searching the server for the subscriber information that matches with the emergency location and sending the matched subscriber information from the server to an appropriate first responder.07-02-2009
20120151016Content delivery network (CDN) content server request handling mechanism with metadata framework support - To serve content through a content delivery network (CDN), the CDN must have some information about the identity, characteristics and state of its target objects. Such additional information is provided in the form of object metadata, which according to the invention can be located in the request string itself, in the response headers from the origin server, in a metadata configuration file distributed to CDN servers, or in a per-customer metadata configuration file. CDN content servers execute a request identification and parsing process to locate object metadata and to handle the request in accordance therewith. Where different types of metadata exist for a particular object, metadata in a configuration file is overridden by metadata in a response header or request string, with metadata in the request string taking precedence.06-14-2012
20120151014SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING MULTISTREAM STORAGE OPERATIONS - Systems and methods for performing storage operations over multi-stream data paths are provided. A first agent receives a request for a storage operation from a storage manager, identifies folders of a client computing device based on one or more file types of files in the folders of the client computing device, weights the folders based on the amount of data in the folders, and groups the folders into two or more sets of folders based at least in part on a file type of one or more of the files in the folders and the weight of the folders. A second agent transmits data from each of the two or more sets of folders to one or more storage devices in via at least one of two or more streaming communications paths based on pathway characteristics.06-14-2012
20120151004ENCAPSULATED ACCELERATOR - A data processing system comprising a host computer system and a network interface device for connection to a network, the host computer system and network interface device being coupled together by means of a data bus, and: the network interface device comprising: a controller unit having a first data port for connection to a network, a second data port, and a data bus interface connected to said data bus, the controller unit being operable to perform, in dependence on the network endpoints to which data packets received at the network interface device are directed, switching of data packets between the first and second data ports and the data bus interface; and an accelerator module having a first medium access controller coupled to said second data port of the controller unit and a processor operable to perform one or more functions in hardware on data packets received at the accelerator module, the said first medium access controller being operable to support one or more first network endpoints; the host computer system supporting: a plurality of guest software domains including a first guest software domain having an application; and a privileged software domain configured to present a virtual operating platform to said plurality of guest domains, the privileged software entity including a first software driver for the controller unit but not including a second software driver for the accelerator module; wherein the application is configured to access the accelerator module by means of one or more first data packets formed in accordance with a predetermined network protocol and directed to one or more of the first network endpoints.06-14-2012
20120124172Providing Different Versions of a Media File - Data indicates characteristics of a user's multiple media files. The multiple media files are associated with a media library. At least one of the multiple media files matches content in a master media file. The content in the matching media file is of a quality that is lower than the quality of the master media file. The user can provide payment for access to the master media file and, if the user does so, the master media file is associated with the media library and the user is provided with access to the master media file.05-17-2012
20120124173CONTENT DELIVERY USING MULTIPLE SOURCES OVER HETEROGENEOUS INTERFACES - Provided is a system for the distribution of data, comprising a data server comprising a processor, a computer-readable storage medium coupled to the data server, a plurality of proxy servers, each with a plurality of network interfaces, a file of digital content, comprising a plurality of chunks, wherein copies of each chunk are stored on two or more of the proxy servers and the digital server; and logic, stored on the computer-readable storage medium and executed on the processor, for receiving a request for the digital file from a client device, for generating a proxy list for each chunk, comprising information identifying the two or more proxy servers on which the copies of the chunks are stored, and information corresponding to network interfaces associated with the two or more proxy servers on which the copies are stored; and for transmitting the proxy list to the client device to enable the client device to select two or more proxy servers on which the copies are stored and simultaneously download the two or more of the chunks utilizing two or more proxy servers and two or more network interfaces.05-17-2012
20120124171MEDIA FILE ACCESS - A server system stores media library associated with a user. The media library includes at least one media file. The server system determines whether the media file is stored on a second computing device that is able to send the media file to the first computing device across a local network connecting the first computing device and the second computing device. If the determination indicates that the media file is stored on a second computing device that is able to send the stored media file to the first computing device across a local network connecting the first computing device and the second computing device, the server system sends causes the second computing device to send the media file to the first computing device across the local network such that the first computing device is able to output the media file to the user.05-17-2012
20120124170Scheduled Placeshifting - Disclosure is directed to managing placeshifting events that are scheduled to occur at specified times. In particular, embodiments are directed to automatically establishing a connection between a placeshifting server and a placeshifting client in order to facilitate a scheduled placeshifting event. The connection may be established by the placeshifting server, which is associated with a receiver, first connecting to a backend server to obtain connection credentials and then connecting to placeshifting client using the connection credentials. The placeshifting client, which is running on a target device, may be configured to register and update its connection credentials at the backend server as the target device moves between networks. The connection may also be established by the placeshifting client connecting to the server at time that the placeshifting client has determined the placeshifting event is to occur.05-17-2012
20110093568SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REAL-TIME DATA - A system and method for providing real-time data to a Rich Internet Application is disclosed. The graphical and networking features of RIA frameworks in conjunction with at least one real-time data server provides low-latency, real-time data applications in a web browser. In one embodiment, data is produced at a data source, propagated to a server, and collected at the server. A persistent connection is created from a RIA to the server, and the RIA is subscribed to the data, wherein the subscribed data comprises at least some of the data collected at the server, and wherein the server propagates the subscribed data to the RIA through the persistent connection as the data is collected at the server.04-21-2011
20110093567MOBILE TERMINAL FOR PROVIDING MOBILE CLOUD SERVICE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal for using a mobile cloud service and an operation method of the mobile terminal are disclosed. The mobile terminal accessible to a mobile cloud server, including: a mobile cloud terminal platform accessing the mobile cloud server to acquire a cloud application, and providing a mobile cloud service by using the acquired cloud application; a local terminal platform executing a local application installed in the mobile terminal; and an operating system (OS) selectively driving one of the mobile cloud terminal platforms and the local platform according to a user set environment.04-21-2011
20110093569MULTICASTING SYSTEM AND MULTICASTING METHOD - A multicasting system includes a delivery server for multicasting a content via at least one upper router and a plurality of lower routers, a plurality of client devices for playing the content multicast by the delivery server, an upper router controller for controlling the upper router and a lower router controller for controlling the plurality of lower routers. The client device includes a play history storage unit, an individual storage unit, a content retrieving unit, and a content playing unit. The delivery server includes a master storage unit, an optimizer optimizing the identifier and the session information of the content stored on the individual storage unit, and a content delivery unit. The upper router controller includes a session information retrieving unit, a book scheduling unit, and a schedule information notifier.04-21-2011
20110093566METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENT DOWNLOAD SERVICE AND TERMINAL APPARATUS APPLYING THE SAME - A method for providing a content download service and a terminal apparatus applying the method are provided in which the terminal apparatus transmits terminal apparatus information to a first server, the first server transmits the received terminal apparatus information to a second server, and the second server receives a download request for predetermined content based on the received terminal apparatus information. Therefore, it is possible for a user to access the second server and check the terminal apparatus information, even though the terminal apparatus is powered off.04-21-2011
20120047230CLIENT-INITIATED MANAGEMENT CONTROLS FOR STREAMING APPLICATIONS - A client device that is receiving streaming content on a connection from a streaming server over a network determines a need to suppress transmission of one or more packets from the streaming server on the connection over the network. The client device sends to the streaming server a message configured to cause the streaming server not to transmit the one or more packets to the client device for the connection without terminating the connection. The client device sends a further message that is configured to cause the streaming server to empty a buffer of packets that are queued for transmission but have not yet been transmitted (at a first bit rate) to the client device, so that the client device can send a request to the streaming server for transmissions of packets on the connection at a second bit rate.02-23-2012
20120209966FILTER FOR A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK - A device coupled to a network receives a request from an indexing node in the network, the request corresponding to a particular data item; and provides a response to the indexing node in response to the request, wherein the response to the indexing node includes an indication that the indexing node should index a substitute data item instead of the particular data item.08-16-2012
20120047236METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FILE TRANSFER - A file transfer method is provided. The file transfer method includes receiving, by a web server, connection information from a router; transferring, by the web server, connection information received from the router to the electronic device according to a mapping table in response to a connection information request signal output from an electronic device; transferring, by the electronic device, a connection request signal to the router by using the connection information; determining, by the router, if the connection information is valid according to the connection request signal; transferring, by the electronic device, a file transfer request signal, which requests a transfer of at least one of files stored in an external storage device connected to the router, to the router when the router and the electronic device are connected to each other; and fetching, by the router, one of files stored in the external storage device in response to the file transfer request signal and transferring it to the electronic device.02-23-2012
20120047238Client-Server Methods for Dynamic Content Configuration for Microbrewers - A microbrowser such as web-enabled wireless telephones and personal digital assistants allows a user to configure types of objects to be blocked from download including object memory consumption, display area, download time, and restrictions on animated images and executable scripts. Microbrowser state conditions such as battery level and network connection mode are considered when providing said limitations such that more restrictions may be placed during low battery periods to maximize battery life. For example, during low battery conditions or analog connection mode, a user may configure an enhanced microbrowser not to download advertisements, run scripts or animated objects in order to maximize remaining battery life. In another example, a user may configure an enhanced microbrowser to block the download of objects containing audio, or which will occupy more than a certain percentage of the available display area.02-23-2012
20120047233APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING OBJECT INFORMATION - An apparatus for providing attribute information about an object being displayed on a screen of the apparatus in an augmented reality a method thereof are provided. The apparatus for displaying an object, which is extracted from an image input, such as a camera, includes a communication unit, an object recognition unit and a control unit. The communication unit is configured to perform data communication with respect to an object server which stores images of a plurality of objects and attribute information of each object. The object recognition unit is configured to extract the object from the image input and recognize the object. The apparatus determines the attribute information of the object being displayed based on a state of the object and provides attribute information.02-23-2012
20120047232METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MEDIA DATA ACCESSING IN AN INTRA NETWORK, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS THEREOF - Methods and systems for media data accessing in an intra network are provided. The intra network is coupled to at least one universal plug-and-play (UPnP) device and a gateway and the UPnP device communicates with the gateway using the UPnP protocol. First, the UPnP device issues a request to the gateway. Then, the gateway performs a data download operation with a device in an external peer-to-peer (P02-23-2012
20120047231TIERED XML SERVICES IN A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A content management system (CMS) includes a value-add application with a first set of XML content services, one or more dedicated XML processing servers with a second and other sets of XML content services, and a core CMS with a third set of XML content services. The content management system may be designed to provide XML content services at any of these three tiers of processing. A first threshold is defined that allows the value-add application to determine when to offload XML content services to a dedicated XML processing server. A second threshold is defined that allows the core CMS to determine when to offload XML content services to a dedicated XML processing server. Callback services are included that allow each tier of XML content services to send or receive additional information to complete the XML processing. The result is a content management system that is very powerful and flexible.02-23-2012
20120209965EMBEDDING A MEDIA HOTSPOT WITHIN A DIGITAL MEDIA FILE - A computer-related and/or business type method is presented for embedding one or more media hotspots within a digital media file and, in response to interaction from a separate target entity, such as via an associating request, associating one or more resultant actions with the media hotspot(s). In exchange for associating the one or more resultant actions with the media hotspot(s), an interactive media service entity being affiliated with a web site displaying the digital media file and/or a user being affiliated with the digital media file itself is compensated based upon at least one compensation plan.08-16-2012
20120209964DYNAMIC INJECTION OF METADATA INTO FLASH VIDEO - A method for dynamically configuring a video stream, including: identifying player control metadata attributes for an input video stream, wherein the input video stream is received from an origin server; storing the identified metadata attributes to a memory device; and dynamically inserting the metadata attributes into an output video stream in real-time.08-16-2012
20120005316Dual-Mode Program Execution - A computing system is configured to execute a computer program on a server and to provide a video stream of the program output to a geographically remote client over a communication network. The computing system is further configured to provide executable content of the computer program to the client over the communication network in parallel with the video stream. When a sufficient amount of the executable content has been provided to the client execution of the computer program is transitioned from the server to the client. The transition optionally includes communicating a state of the computer program from the server to the client. The executable content can be provided to the client in an order that is determined based on the state of the computer program. Those parts of the executable content deemed most likely to be necessary to support game play on the client are given priority.01-05-2012
20120005308IMAGE PROCESSING IN A COMPUTER NETWORK - A computer system connected to a communication network processes image files. A second computer connected to the network includes the image files and the program for processing the image files. The first computer includes a costing program for determining a time cost for the first computer to process the image files stored there, and for determining a combined cost of the first transfer cost, the second processing cost, and the second transfer cost. The image file(s) are transferred over the network from the first computer to the second computer if the costing program determines that the combined cost is smaller than the first processing cost.01-05-2012
20120005315METHOD AND SERVER FOR TRANSMITTING LARGE OBJECT - A method for transmitting a large object and a server is provided. The method includes: after a client or a server initiates a device management session, the server sending to the client a large object transmission command which carries large object transmission data, wherein a difference between the maximum number of message bytes (MAXMSGSIZE) supported by the client and the number of bytes of the large object transmission data is greater than or equal to a preset value; and the server receiving an execution result of the large object transmission command returned by the client, and executing subsequent transmission operations based on the execution result.01-05-2012
20120005313DYNAMIC INDEXING FOR AD INSERTION IN MEDIA STREAMING - Systems and methods for generating a file index for streaming media over a network are disclosed. These systems and methods provide for receiving requests for an index file from and generating the requested index file dynamically. The index file may be generated in a manner to ensure multiple index file requests are received for streaming a single media file. These systems and methods can be used with systems that chunk media files dynamically to enable a high degree of flexibility in streaming chunked media files and preclude the need to chunk the media files and store the chunks prior to streaming.01-05-2012
20120005309METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BUILDING AND DISTRIBUTING APPLICATION PROFILES VIA THE INTERNET - A method for collecting transcripts each storing an order in which portions of an application file were accessed by the file when the file was executed on one of a plurality of computing devices. The method includes receiving requests to download the file from directing processes each executing on a different one of the computing devices, and in response to those requests, downloading the file to the computing devices and instructing the directing processes to profile usage of the file. Then, transcripts created by the directing processes are received therefrom. A streaming model may be created based on the transcripts received. The file may be divided into a plurality of smaller files based on the streaming model. The streaming model may be used to download the file by downloading at least a portion of the smaller files using a conventional download protocol without using a specialized streaming protocol.01-05-2012
20120005314SERVICE SHIFTING METHOD, SHIFT MANAGEMENT SERVER, TERMINAL, SERVICE SERVER, SERVICE SHIFT PROGRAM AND SERVICE SHIFT SYSTEM - A method makes possible the transfer independent services used on a certain terminal to another terminal and easy use of them. A service transferring method of transferring service being used at a transferring source terminal (TST) to a transferring destination terminal (TDT), in which information about correlation between a session ID which identifies a session between a service server which provides the service and the TST using the service and a terminal ID of the TST is stored in at least either one of the service server and a transfer management server (TMS), and either one of the TST and TDT transmits terminal IDs of the one terminal and the other terminal to the TMS to notify service transfer and upon receiving the notification of the service transfer, the information about correlation between the session ID and the terminal ID recorded in either the service server or the TMS updates.01-05-2012
20120005307STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION - A method of providing access to a plurality of different file systems implemented across a plurality of storage spaces comprises receiving a request for at least one storage space. The method further comprises receiving a request for at least one storage space and processing the request based at least in part on one of a location metadata and a file metadata, the location metadata including attributes associated with the plurality of storage spaces and the file metadata including attributes associated with one or more files stored at the plurality of storage spaces.01-05-2012
20120209962STREAMING MEDIA SEARCH AND PLAYBACK SYSTEM - A method is provided for playing back media from a network. The method includes receiving a search criteria from a network enabled device. The method further includes accessing a database comprising a plurality of network addresses, where the database associates each address with one or more classes of information. The addresses in the database each access a media network resource. The method further includes selecting at least one address in the database using the search criteria, and signaling the selected address to the network enabled device. The method also includes controlling the network enabled device so as to automatically access and play back the media resource of the selected address.08-16-2012
20120047235METHOD OF DISPLAYING EVENT ON PORTABLE TERMINAL, APPARATUS THEREFOR, AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING THE SAME - A wireless network system includes: a portable terminal for transmitting a request message for temporarily stopping a content file being currently reproduced and reproducing a content file corresponding to a predetermined time alarm event set based on position information to a Digital Media Renderer (DMR) by using an Application Programming Interface (API) of a wireless network if the predetermined time alarm event occurs; the DMR for temporarily stopping the content file being currently reproduced and reproducing the reproduction-requested content file in response to the request message; and an Access Point (AP) for controlling that the content file being reproduced by the DMR is transmitted to a plurality of digital devices using the API of the wireless network.02-23-2012
20120047234WEB PAGE BROWSING SYSTEM AND RELAY SERVER - This invention allows a mobile terminal to browse a Web page without destroying the design of the Web page and, in particular, browse and operate even a Web page incorporating a piece of rich content, even if the mobile terminal does not have the function of browsing a Web page for PCs. A relay server converts a Web page into image data intended to be browsed (an image) and provides the image data to a mobile terminal. The relay server extracts a rich content area and detects a change in an image in the rich content area, if a Web page incorporates a piece of rich content. When a change in the image is detected, the relay server converts the current Web page into image data intended to be browsed and transmits the image data to a mobile terminal to update the screen.02-23-2012
20120011228METHOD FOR TOP-UP INFORMATION AND COMPUTER DEVICE - In a method for processing top-up data, a server (01-12-2012
20120011227TECHNIQUES AND SYSTEMS FOR SUPPORTING PODCASTING - Improved podcasts and techniques that facilitate their use are disclosed. The improved techniques can pertain to creating, publishing, hosting, accessing, subscribing, managing, transferring, and/or playing podcasts. According to one aspect, a client application can subscribe to podcasts and then automatically monitor the podcasts for updates to be downloaded. In the event that user interest in a podcast becomes inadequate, downloading of further updates can be restricted. According to another aspect, a podcast can be subscribed to through use of a portable subscription file. According to still another aspect, podcast feeds can be enhanced to include segment elements and other metadata.01-12-2012
20120011226USER CONTROLLED MULTI-DEVICE MEDIA-ON-DEMAND SYSTEM - A method for providing configurable access to media in a media-on-demand system also can include delivering the media to a first client device in a format compatible with the first client device; interrupting the delivery of the media; recording a bookmark specifying a position in the media where the interruption occurred; and resuming delivery of the media to a second client device, the resumed delivery beginning at a position in the media specified by the recorded bookmark. The method further can include identifying device properties for each of the first and second client devices; delivering the media to the first client device in a format compatible with the identified device properties for the first client device; and, delivering the media to the second client device in a format compatible with the identified device properties for the second client device.01-12-2012
20120011224Mechanism to Divert an IP Flow Over a Non-IP Transport - Session flows between a client (01-12-2012
20110167139CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEM - The system (07-07-2011
20110167138Method and Device for Redirecting a Data Flow Monitoring Query - A method of redirecting a request (R_act) sent by a terminal equipment (STB) for control of a data stream (FL07-07-2011
20110167137METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CORRELATION OF MOBILE CHANNEL SUBSCRIPTION WITH DELIVERY CONTEXT - A method and system for establishing a delivery context for channel subscription in a mobile network comprising the steps of: establishing, from a mobile device in the mobile network, a subscription with a content provider; and passing a delivery context to a delivery server.07-07-2011
20110167136Source-Based Alert When Streaming Media of Live Event on Computer Network is of Current Interest and Related Feedback - A real time streaming video capture, delivery, and alert system may capture a streaming video of a live event and deliver it into a computer network as the live event is being captured. The system may include a camera, a network interface, a source operator interface configured to receive alerts, and a processing system. The system may issue an alert when the live event is currently of interest.07-07-2011
20110167135MANAGEMENT AND PRIORITIZATION OF MEDIA ITEMS DOWNLOADING - The disclosed embodiments relate generally to the downloading of media items. The media items may include, for example, audio, video, image, or podcast data. In accordance with one embodiment, two or more media items may be concurrently downloaded. In accordance with another embodiment, a user may control the downloading of each of the media items, as desired. More particularly, the user may choose to download, pause, or resume downloading one or more media items identified in the list of media items. In other words, the user may alter the download status of any of the items in the list of media items. In addition, the user may re-prioritize the order in which the media items in the list or a subset thereof are to be downloaded.07-07-2011
20110167133SYSTEM, METHOD, AND DEVICE FOR MEDICAL DEVICE DATA CAPTURE AND PROCESSING - A system, method, and computer-readable medium for medical device data capture and processing having an application hosting device configured to modify data received from a medical device. A data processing server receives the modified data from the application hosting device and associates the modified data with a user, the medical device and/or the application hosting device. Another aspect, provides a application hosting device that receives instructions relating to the medical device and transmits the instructions to the medical device. A data processing server receives the instructions relating to the medical device from a user and to transmit the instructions to the application hosting device. The data processing server receives the data from the application hosting device. Another aspect provides an application hosting device that includes a processor and a memory. Data relating to a plurality of users and a plurality of medical devices is stored in the memory.07-07-2011
20110167134Apparatus and Method for Supporting Memory Management in an Offload of Network Protocol Processing - A number of improvements in network adapters that offload protocol processing from the host processor are provided. Specifically, mechanisms for handling memory management and optimization within a system utilizing an offload network adapter are provided. The memory management mechanism permits both buffered sending and receiving of data as well as zero-copy sending and receiving of data. In addition, the memory management mechanism permits grouping of DMA buffers that can be shared among specified connections based on any number of attributes. The memory management mechanism further permits partial send and receive buffer operation, delaying of DMA requests so that they may be communicated to the host system in bulk, and expedited transfer of data to the host system.07-07-2011
20120011225METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING BROADCAST CONTENT AND SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A method and apparatus for providing broadcast content by an adaptive streaming service and a system using the same are provided, in which a content transmission server configures and transmits a manifest file including a content IDentifier (ID), and a client device receives the manifest file, determines whether the content ID included in the manifest file is identical to an ID of user-requested content for recording, and records a content segment received from a content providing server, if the content ID included in the manifest file is identical to the ID of the user-requested content.01-12-2012
20120131152MANAGING RICH PRESENCE COLLECTIONS IN A SINGLE REQUEST - A method and system for increasing the computational and network efficiency of presence servers having collections of publications is provided. The presence system uses several techniques that enable a presence server to provide rich presence information without requiring expensive processing. First, the presence system accepts batches of publication updates in a single presence update request. Similarly, the presence system accepts batches of subscription requests. Next, the presence system supports new expiration types for publication update requests that eliminate the need for a publishing user to continually refresh presence information that has not changed. Finally, the presence system accepts access lists that contain membership groups rather than an individual list of users that are to have access to a particular presence collection.05-24-2012
20120117202System and Method for Implementing a Consolidated Application Process - A system and method for dynamically creating and presenting a network based application for any number of a plurality of products. The method and system upon receiving a request to apply for one or more of a plurality of products, dynamically creates an application pages that includes fields to input the specific information required to apply for the selected products. The application page is provided to the applicant through the network and the application data is received by the system. The method and system causes the application data to be processed and provides the results to the applicant. The applicant is provided the results of multiple specific applications in with minimal data input and in real time.05-10-2012
20120016966Method of Providing Data to a Client - A method provides data to a client by a server and comprises receiving a data update,-sending a duplicate of the data update to the client; incorporating the data update into a revolving data carousel for holding the data, the data comprising a plurality of data items; and sending a data item on the data carousel to the client.01-19-2012
20120016969DISTRIBUTED OBJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, DISTRIBUTED OBJECT MANAGEMENT SERVER, DISTRIBUTED OBJECT MANAGEMENT METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM OF THE SAME - A distributed object management system includes: a completion information management portion which stores a relay state of the object server and which manages information of the object which should be transmitted again when the transmission to the object server is resumed; and a relay control portion which requests other object server to temporally exclude the object server that has transmitted the suspension request from a copying operation of the object and which, if the resume request is received from the object server that has transmitted the suspension request, requests said other object server to include the object server that has transmitted the resume request in the copying operation of the object again.01-19-2012
20120016968Method and System for Processing Raw Financial Data Streams to Produce and Distribute Structured and Validated Product Offering Data to Subscribing Clients - A method and system is disclosed for processing information provided from various content providers in the form objects having states subject to periodic updates. Formatted information indicating a current state of the objects are delivered to subscribing clients in substantially real-time. An information manager module is configured to receiving raw data objects from the content providers, format the information, and broadcast current state information on various broadcast data stream. A client manager module supports multiple client communication sessions and connects to at least one broadcast data stream. Current state information received on a broadcast data stream is processed and transmitted to specific clients in accordance with processing rules specified in the client profiles.01-19-2012
20120016967Method and System to Discover and Subscribe to an Enhanced Syndicated Feed - Embodiments of a method and system to discover and subscribe to an enhanced syndicated feed are generally described herein.01-19-2012
20120016965VIDEO SWITCHING FOR STREAMING VIDEO DATA - In one example, an apparatus includes a processor configured to provide information to a client device for accessing data for a first representation of a video sequence and a second representation of the video sequence, and to provide information to the client device indicating that the client device can, during transmission of the data for the first representation, switch to the second representation without experiencing a presentation gap when displaying the video sequence and without simultaneously executing more than one decoder to decode the data for the first representation and the second representation during the switch, in response to a first request from the client device to retrieve data from the first representation. In this manner, the client device may use the information to perform seamless switching between the representations.01-19-2012
20120016964METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR SERVING FONTS DURING WEB BROWSING SESSIONS - A font server is configured to verify that a request for a font file originates with a web page of a web site licensed to use the font file, and, if so, to download the font file to a web browser. Rather than just downloading the font file directly, however, the font server first provides the web browser a script configured to determine information regarding the web browser sufficient for the font server to determine which of a plurality of font files available to the font server to provide to the browser. When the script executes within the browser, the information is gathered and returned to the font server. Thereafter, the font server provides an appropriate font file to the web browser. Preferably, the font file is configured so as to be protected against unauthorized use.01-19-2012
20090164606WEB UPLOADS - The disclosed embodiments relate to a method and apparatus that includes accessing at least one content item stored in a device, selecting a remote server to which to transfer the at least one content item, and transferring the at least one content item to the remote server.06-25-2009
20120023201Unified Content Delivery Platform - A computer-implemented uniform content delivery platform (UCDP) comprising a network interface for receiving content from suppliers and delivering content to consumers, a content storage for storing the content, storage for consumer information, consumer device information, delivery option data and information of content deliveries. The UCDP also comprises a content delivery transaction monitor and an analysis engine for analyzing transaction data. The UCDP uses the transaction data to charge content consumers, pay content suppliers, and modify content delivery options.01-26-2012
20120023204COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a communication system able to share content on the basis of metadata. A storage unit 01-26-2012
20120023203Media Stream Distribution System - A media server comprises a plurality of nodes each comprising a gateway, each gateway providing memory and communication of data between mass storage and I/O ports of a node, and/or providing communication of data between the node and other nodes. Each node utilizes one or more central processors. The media server comprises logic to enable the processors to manage the streaming of data from the mass storage to the I/O ports via the gateways without communicating the data between the processors and any of the mass storage, I/O ports, or gateways.01-26-2012
20120023200AGGREGATED WIDGET REQUEST PROCESSING - Each of a group of visible widgets are registered by an aggregated widget request processing module for aggregated data request processing. It is determined that an aggregated data update event associated with at least one of the registered visible widgets has occurred. Data associated with the aggregated data update event is obtained from a server. The data is distributed among the group of visible widgets based upon an aggregated data distribution profile.01-26-2012
20120059910UNLIMITED MEDIA ACCESS OVER WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE - Methods, systems, and apparatus are presented for providing unlimited access to media content, such as music. A media server environment can be provided, which maintains an instance of each subscriber account and a central archive of media content. Further, selected media content can be downloaded to, and stored locally at, a subscriber device, such as on a secure storage device. Access to the local media content can be controlled through the media server environment based on the status of the subscriber's account. If the subscriber's account becomes inactive, access to the downloaded media content can be disabled. Once the subscriber's account is reactivated, access to the downloaded media content can be restored. Additionally, access to the media server environment, including the central archive of media content, also can be controlled based on individual subscriber account status.03-08-2012
20120059914SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING ATTRIBUTES OF MEDIA ITEMS ACCESSED VIA A PERSONAL MEDIA BROADCASTER - Systems, devices and methods are described for determining attributes identifying media items from other media items. A first video sequence of a first media item is received from a media source, the video sequence including one or more images having first banner information embedded therein. The attributes of the first media item are determined. The determined attributes of the first media item can then be stored or otherwise processed as desired.03-08-2012
20120059913Method and Device for Controlling Communication in an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem IMS - A control device (03-08-2012
20120059912Delivering a Media File to a Client - A method and apparatus for delivering a media file stored by a content provider to a client is disclosed. A request from a client to begin streaming a media file is received. The media file includes a file header, media data and a media index. The media file is identified, and the media index is extracted and delivered to the client before commencing streaming of the file header and the media data.03-08-2012
20120059911HEALTH KIOSK - A health kiosk system is provided. A kiosk has a computing unit and a physiological measurement apparatus connected to the computing unit. A Web browser of the computing unit transmits information corresponding to the physiological measurement apparatus and a request for a resource to a Web server. In response to receiving the request, the Web server transmits to the kiosk profile-specific Web content responsive to the request and specific to the received profile information. The information corresponding to the physiological measurement apparatus may be transmitted in a URL or HTTP Cookie of an HTTP request.03-08-2012
20120117197CONTENT AUTO-DISCOVERY - Methods, systems, and apparatus are presented for automatically discovering files. An auto-discovery application can be provided, which is adapted to identify files stored on a subject computing system that correspond to one or more specified file types. The identified files further can be compared with a set of available files, such as an archive or catalog of files provided by a service, to determine matching files. Further, matching available files can be associated with a target account or target storage location. For instance, in the context of a music service, identified files representing songs can be compared with an archive of available songs and, for each match, the available song can be transferred to a music service subscriber's account.05-10-2012
20120117196SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR TRANSFERRING RESERVES WHEN MOVING VIRTUAL MACHINES ACROSS SYSTEMS - According to one embodiment, a host system includes logic adapted for receiving device information from a source system, logic adapted for building a virtual device based at least in part on the received device information, logic adapted for transferring a reserve of a storage device to the host system and/or receiving results of transferring the reserve to the host system, logic adapted for determining if the reserve is held by the host system, logic adapted for recording the reserve if the reserve is held by the host system, and logic adapted for sending a notification that the reserve is not held by the host system if the reserve is not held by the host system. Other methods, systems, and computer program products are also described according to various embodiments.05-10-2012
20130185398APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING STREAMING CONTENT - A method and apparatus for an adaptive Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) streaming service using metadata of media content are provided. The media content may include a sequence of one or more periods. The metadata may include a start time attribute and/or a duration attribute of each of the periods. The metadata may determine a start time of each of the periods, and a start time of each of segments included in each of the periods. A terminal may access segments included in each of the periods, may decode and render data of media content included in the segments, and may play back the media content.07-18-2013
20120209963APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR DYNAMIC PROCESSING, SELECTION, AND/OR MANIPULATION OF CONTENT - An apparatus, method, and a computer program are configured to dynamically process and select content from a webpage. Content data in a webpage may be identified and alternative video content may be determined for the identified content. Content may then be replaced with alternative video content when alternative video content is available for the content.08-16-2012
20120158914RETRIEVING DATA FROM A SERVER - A system includes a server and a controller embedded in a device. Both the server and the embedded controller are capable of communicating over a computer network. The embedded controller sends a command to the server over the computer network that identifies an instance of the device. In response, the server identifies the instance of the device based on the command, retrieves data that is specific to the instance of the device, and sends the data to the embedded controller over the computer network.06-21-2012
20120072546PSYCHOGRAPHIC DEVICE FINGERPRINTING - A system for generating a psychographic device fingerprint includes a server in communication with a network and memory storing a program which, when executed by the server, performs steps for (a) detecting reception at a computing device of media content delivered via the network, (b) reading device elements stored on the computing device, (c) reading a geographic indicator from the computing device, (d) reading a content indicator identifying the media content, (e) determining a timing parameter associated with reception of the content at the computing device, and (f) deriving from the device type, the geographic indicator, the content indicator, and the timing parameter, the psychographic device fingerprint as computer readable code uniquely identifying a user of the computing device. The steps may further include recording media content received by multiple computing devices, and generating a viewership report relating computing devices and psychographic device fingerprints to the media content received.03-22-2012
20120072542SMART SYNDICATION - Systems, methods, and machine-readable media are described for providing output feeds having information associated with at least one file. Embodiments include generating an output feed schema used to determine the content of the output feed using information from at least one data object, where each data object comprises a data structure having information, including a universal resource indicator (URI) regarding the at least one file. The output feed schema and the at least one data object can then be used to generate the output feed, which can then be stored.03-22-2012
20120072548System and Method for Web Hosting Behind NATs - A method for facilitating users to provide web content to the public from computers connected to a public network through a Network Address Translation (NAT) gateway. The system includes a rendezvous server to provide NAT traversal to enable direct connections between client computers and host computers behind a NAT gateway by receiving data relating to host computers; determining whether NAT gateways associated with host computers are traversable; receiving requests from client computers to access the host computers; determining open ports of the NAT gateways; and transmitting data to the client computers such that the client computers are able to initiate direct connections with the host computers. A computer program product for implementing the aforementioned method includes appropriately communicatively connected hardware components.03-22-2012
20120072547METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUGMENTING CONTENT DISPLAYED ON A MOBILE DEVICE - Techniques for enhancing web content presented with a mobile application are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a contextual content server communicates to a mobile application executing at a mobile computing device, content modification instructions. The content modifications instructions direct the mobile computing device to present modified, or additional, content, generally selected for its relevance to some original content being presented by an application executing at the mobile computing device.03-22-2012
20120072545REMOTE MAINTENANCE AND MONITORING SERVICE FRAMEWORK FOR HETEROGENEOUS DEVICE AND SYSTEM - Disclosed are a remote maintenance and monitoring service framework for a heterogeneous device and a heterogeneous system. According to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, a common maintenance service framework for a heterogeneous device and a heterogeneous system is provided through a network, and as a result, a maintenance manager can perform remote maintenance without visiting the site, thereby saving time and cost. Further, remote maintenance management through a network can be provided without installing an exclusive line and giving a load to the local network. In addition, the heterogeneous device and system are commonly managed regardless of types of devices so as to remarkably reduce complexity of maintenance and management.03-22-2012
20120072543PAUSE AND REPLAY OF MEDIA CONTENT THROUGH BOOKMARKS ON A SERVER DEVICE - A method, apparatus, and system of pause and replay of media content through bookmarks on a server device are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of a server device includes authenticating a user of a client device, communicating a media content to the client device through a network, processing a pause request of the client device to pause the media content, storing a bookmark location indicating a current playback location of the media content in the client device on the server device, processing a play request of the user to play the media content from the bookmark location (e.g., the play request may be received from a different client device of the user), and communicating the media content from the bookmark location to the user.03-22-2012
20110072114SUBSCRIBING TO MOBILE MEDIA SHARING - A user is able to subscribe to an object by sending a mobile message or through a website. The object can be a file or a channel. The subscription message can use hierarchical mobile keywords. The user can adjust their registration information to control how much information is received from the subscription, when, and to what device the subscription is delivered.03-24-2011
20120110141VARIANT STREAMS FOR REAL-TIME OR NEAR REAL-TIME STREAMING - Methods and apparatuses for real-time or near real-time streaming of content using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method includes dividing a stream of data, representing the contiguous time based content of a program (e.g. a live video broadcast), into a plurality of distinct media files, and generating a playlist file having a plurality of tags and Universal Resource Indicators (URIs) indicating an order of presentation of the plurality of distinct media files. The plurality of media files and the playlist file can be made available for transmission to a client device which can retrieve the media files using the playlist file.05-03-2012
20120110137Method of Performing Service Group Owner Transfer Procedure in Communication System - A method of performing a Service Group Owner Transfer procedure in a communication system is disclosed. The method comprises transmitting a SG Owner transfer request message from a first PNE to a CPNS Server, and from the CPNS Server to a second PNE; and transmitting a SG owner transfer response message from the second PNE to the CPNS Server, or from the CPNS Server to the first PNE; wherein the SG Owner transfer request message comprises at least one information element (IE) of a first PNE ID, a first PN ID, an first SG ID, a CandidatePNE ID and a reason to change, or the Response message comprises at least one IE of an Accept, a second PNE ID, a second PN ID and a second SG ID.05-03-2012
20120110134Terminal Device - Plural pieces of content are sequentially reproduced, without interruption. A terminal measures a processing time from request for content data of a first tune from a server to decoding of first content data in a streaming format. A reproduction end time of content under reproduction is calculated and a time earlier than the reproduction end time by the processing time is caused to be a request time when content data of a second tune is requested. When the time occurs during reproduction of the first tune, the terminal requests the content data of the second tune from the server. The terminal receives and decodes the content data before the reproduction end time. When the reproduction of the content data of the first tune is ended, the terminal immediately reproduces the content data of the second tune.05-03-2012
20120072541DYNAMIC APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE - Systems, methods, and machine-readable media are described for retrieving data associated with files using input feeds. Embodiments include generating input feed schemas, which can be used to create data objects from input data of the input feeds. The input data and the corresponding data objects can include information regarding files, such as the universal resource indicator (URI) of a file. The data objects can then be stored.03-22-2012
20120072550METHOD AND COMPUTER SERVER FOR SELECTING INFORMATION IN THE INTERNET AND USING SAID INFORMATION IN A SHARED WEBSITE - The present invention relates to a method for selecting information in the Internet. The method allows to optimally select trustworthy information in the Internet. Furthermore, the method enables using said information in a shared website having a domain name. The method comprises using an Internet robot and performing a search in the Internet for information about subjects, whose means of identification contains a keyword corresponding to said domain name. Then, a request is sent through the Internet robot to e-mail addresses of the subjects revealed during a search. The request includes a proposal to publish data regarding these subjects on a shared website. The data includes means of identification of said subjects. The data are published on the shared website upon a receipt of a positive response to the proposal.03-22-2012
20120072540 Method of Managing A File Access In A Distributed File Storage System - Embodiments of the invention provide methods and systems of managing a file access, in a distributed file system environment. In the provided methods and systems, each of the host computers is connected with one of the file servers as a target file server and issues the file access request to the target file server, for access to a target file stored in at least one of the file servers. The management computer collects load information from the file servers, analyzes it, by specifying location of the target file and the target file server, and based on the analysis, redistributes the target file among the file servers and reallocates connections between the host computers and the target file servers.03-22-2012
20110078284METHOD FOR RECONFIGURING A SET OF COMPONENTS OF AN ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT, CORRESPONDING RECONFIGURATION SYSTEM AND CORRESPONDING DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD - A method for reconfiguring a set (03-31-2011
20120110136FILE TRANSFER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF REMOTE DEVICES - Systems and methods are provided for the monitoring and/or management of a remote apparatus. A remote computing device associated with a remote apparatus obtains information related to the apparatus, and generates a file containing the information. The file is uploaded to a file transfer server. An apparatus management and computing system monitors the file transfer server and identifies newly generated and uploaded files. The files are downloaded and parsed to extract the information related to the remote apparatus. The parsed information is stored in a database and made available to a user through a monitor application. The system may be configured for the monitoring of multiple remote apparatuses. The remote computing device associated with a given remote apparatus may also monitor the file transfer server and obtain instruction files generated and uploaded by the apparatus management and computing system.05-03-2012
20110082917QUICK UPLOAD - Method for retrieving data from an object database stored in a server (04-07-2011
20120158910METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DATA PROCESSING - Methods and systems are provided for processing data generated in a vehicle group. One example embodiment comprises evaluating one or more quality parameters of a first data set generated at a first vehicle in the vehicle group by a first data capture device, and based on the evaluation, off-boarding the first data set for storage purposes. Based on a link quality of a communication system of the vehicle group, the first data set may be off-boarded to a second vehicle in the vehicle group or to a remote storage device. In one example, if the quality parameter of the first data set is higher, the data may be stored on a second vehicle, while if the quality parameter of the first data set is lower, a second data set generated at the second vehicle by a second data capture device may be stored on the second vehicle.06-21-2012
20120158918METHOD FOR ENABLING BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT FOR MOBILE CONTENT DELIVERY - A system, method and device are disclosed for managing bandwidth in content delivery from a push content server to a wireless device. The system may include: a content server configurable to deliver content to the wireless device; a processor for controlling operation of the server; a communications subsystem coupled to the processor; a memory coupled to the processor; and a storage device coupled to the processor. The content server may include a module for managing bandwidth in content delivery from the content server to the wireless device, the module being configured to cause the content server to: record a policy for the delivery of content to the wireless device; initiate content delivery to the wireless device; evaluate the policy to determine whether new content for delivery is deliverable to the wireless device; deliver content when the policy is satisfied; and decline delivery of content when the policy is not satisfied.06-21-2012
20120158917FILE SHARING SYSTEM FOR USE WITH A NETWORK - A directory view component runs on a host terminal. The directory view component is configured to interface with a file manager application resident on the host terminal. The file manager application provides an interface to a directory of the host terminal. The directory view component interfaces with the file manager to generate view data of the directory for use on a remote device.06-21-2012
20120158916METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STREAMING DATA VIA MULTIPLE ACCESS POINTS - Methods and systems for distributed infrastructure for streaming data via multiple access points. Aspects of one method may include apportioning multimedia information among a plurality of transmitting devices based on feedback channel information received from a destination receiving device by, for example, a transmission controller device. The transmitting devices may transmit the multimedia information to the destination receiving device. A transmitting device that may not be apportioned multimedia information may transmit a probing signal. The destination receiving device may generate feedback channel information for a transmitting device, for example, based on the multimedia information or the probing signal received from the respective transmitting device. The apportioning of the multimedia information may be dynamically adjusted based on updated feedback channel information received from the destination receiving device.06-21-2012
20120158915APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF CLEANER - An apparatus controls operations of a cleaner. The apparatus comprises a network interface unit for receiving first information regarding external conditions through an external network, and a controller for setting up operating schedules of the cleaner based on the first information.06-21-2012
20120158913TRANSFER DEVICE, CLIENT APPARATUS, SERVER APPARATUS, REPRODUCTION APPARATUS AND TRANSFER METHOD - A technology is disclosed by which, when plural content data are successively transmitted from a server apparatus to a reproduction apparatus through a client apparatus, if the transmission is interrupted, the transmission of the content data can be resumed from the point at which the transmission is interrupted. The transfer device includes a storage section for storing a transmission object list including content identification information corresponding to plural content data to be transmitted from a server apparatus to a reproduction apparatus connected to a client apparatus through the client apparatus. A reception section successively receives the content data from the server apparatus. A transmission section successively transfers the successively received content data to the reproduction apparatus. A control section deletes, every time content data is transferred, the corresponding content identification information from the transmission object list stored in the storage section.06-21-2012
20120158911AUTOMATIC WSDL DOWNLOAD OF CLIENT EMULATION FOR A TESTING TOOL - A method is disclosed which may include analyzing communication requests in a business process between a client and a server offering a service application to be tested. The method may further include identifying a call to a web service in the analyzed communication. The method may also include determining a location of a Web Service Description Language (WSDL) file relating to the web service on a remote server and downloading the WSDL file from the determined location. A computer readable medium having stored thereon instructions for performing the method and a computer system are also disclosed.06-21-2012
20120158912ENERGY-EFFICIENT CONTENT CACHING WITH CUSTODIAN-BASED ROUTING IN CONTENT-CENTRIC NETWORKS - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating custodian-based routing. During operation, the system receives, at a computing device serving as a backup custodian to one or more mobile devices, a request for a piece of content from a requesting device, which has mapped the content to the computing device based on the content's name without using the computing device's physical address. The system determines whether the content is available on the computing device. In response to the content not being available on the computing device, the system identifies a mobile device that stores the content, and obtains the content from the identified mobile device. The system then caches the content on the computing device, thereby enabling the computing device to provide the content in response to subsequent requests without connecting to the identified mobile device, and provides the content to the requesting device.06-21-2012
20110066706METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING, PROCESSING AND RENDERING CONTENT RESPONSIVE TO USER AND DEVICE PARAMETERS - Content is received by a device through a port and is analyzed based on a set of predetermined criteria to determine if it matches the characteristics of the device and/or the preferences of a user. The content characteristics are recognized by analyzing the content itself or from tags attached to, associated with or embedded into the content. Acceptable content is then rendered to the user.03-17-2011
20110066704Method and System of Recording and Reproducing Web Application Operation - A web server transmits an identifier related to a web page to a log linking server when the formed web page is transmitted to a web browser, inserts an operation log acquiring function operated by the web browser and at least a portion of the identifier to the web page to be transmitted to the web browser. The web browser requests the web page to the web server, and forms and preserves an operation log on the web page by executing the operation log acquiring function inserted to the received web page. The log linking server preserves the received identifier, requests the operation log of the web page related to the identifier selected by an interface of an external reproducing device to the web browser, and collects and reproduces the operation log.03-17-2011
20110066703Methods and systems for delivering media to client device03-17-2011
20110106918REMOTE ACCESS MANAGEMENT - A remote access management service for enabling remote access to an item of media content stored in a network device from a remote device, said network device including a remote access server application program and account information identifying said remote device, and said remote device including a remote access client application program, the service including: an interface configured to provide network connections to said network device and said remote device; and a remote access management application program to collect information on remote access analysis by monitoring remote access transactions between said remote device and said network device, said remote access management application program operating to receive a remote access request from said remote access client application program including said account information and a content identifier indicating said item of media content05-05-2011
20110106915CHANNEL SERVER, CHANNEL PREDICTION SERVER, TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR FAST CHANNEL SWITCHING USING PLURALITY OF MULTICASTS INTEROPERATING WITH PROGRAM RATING PREDICTION - Provided are a channel server, a channel prediction server, a terminal, and a method for a fast channel switching. The channel server may generate at least one delay multicast stream from an original multicast stream by applying a different delay value based on channel preference information, and may determine an optimal multicast stream from the at least one delay multicast stream, and transmit, to a terminal, response information associated with the optimal multicast stream in response to query information associated with the original multicast stream received from the terminal.05-05-2011
20110106917METHOD FOR DETERMINING A DEVICE TO PROVIDE WITH CONTENT BASED ON CONTENT ATTRIBUTE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME - A method for providing content where one device from among a plurality of devices is determined as a device to transmit the content to, based on the attribute of the requested content. Accordingly, device utilization is optimized by providing the content to the device with the highest priority to play back the content based on the attribute of the content.05-05-2011
20120317244WEBPAGE PRE-READING METHOD, TRANSFER SERVER AND WEBPAGE PRE-READING SYSTEM - The present invention provides a relay server-based web page pre-reading and integrated browsing method and system. The method includes: based on a page visit request sent from a mobile terminal for page data of a web page having a plurality of sub-pages, requesting the page data of the web page from a network resource server; after receiving the page data of the web page from the network resource server, performing a pre-reading process starting from the received page data of the web page and ending with pre-reading page data of a predetermined levels of sub-pages of the web page from the network resource server. By using the present invention, effective sub-pages can be flexibly obtained and the obtained sub-pages can be merged and rearranged. The web page display can be more flexible, user-friendly, and fast, reducing the user's operating processes and enhancing the user experience when browsing web pages having multiple sub-pages.12-13-2012
20120317238SECURE CROSS-DOMAIN COMMUNICATION - Methods, systems, and devices are provided for obtaining information from third-party domains over a network in a secure manner. One exemplary approach involves loading, by a first domain on a first computing system, a second domain in an inline frame within the first domain and providing a script location on a third domain to the second domain. The second domain executes the script location on the third domain, for example, by generating a cross-domain function call such as a JSONP request, to obtain object data and provides the object data to the first domain. In one embodiment, a virtual application on the first domain presents at least a portion of the object data from the third domain within a web browser on a client device concurrently to presenting tenant data obtained from a multi-tenant database.12-13-2012
20120317237REMOTELY RETRIEVING INFORMATION FROM CONSUMER DEVICES - Users that access their personal information from a home computer typically only need access to data, and do not need to remotely control the desktops of their home computers. By providing a remote access server that coordinates access to the file system of a user device, such as a home computer, a remote device, such as a mobile phone, can send commands to the user device. The remote device sends requests including commands to the server. The user device periodically requests these commands from the server. An application on the user device processes these commands, and in response provides the requested information to the server. The server responds to the requests from the remote device with the requested information from the user device.12-13-2012
20120317236Web-Browser Based Desktop And Application Remoting Solution - An invention is disclosed for conducting a remote presentation session with a client that uses a web browser to conduct the session. In embodiments, a proxy server exists between the remote presentation server and the client. The proxy server establishes a HTTP session with the client and a remote presentation session with the client. The server generates graphics encoded with a remote presentation protocol and sends them to the proxy, which re-encodes them as video and sends them to the client for display in the web browser. The client captures user input at the web browser and sends it to the proxy, which encodes it with the remote presentation protocol and sends it to the server to be processed.12-13-2012
20120317234MANAGING DATA ACCESS IN MOBILE DEVICES - A, system, and computer program product for managing data access in a mobile device are provided in the illustrative embodiments. Using a data manager executing in the mobile device, a data item is configured in a data model. A value parameter of the data item is populated with data and a status parameter of the data item is populated with a status indication. A subscription to the data item is received from a mobile application executing in the mobile device. In response to the subscription, the data and the status of the data item are sent to the mobile application.12-13-2012
20120317246METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOPERATIVE FILE DISTRIBUTION WITH RECEIVER DETERMINED QUALITY OF SERVICES - Methods and apparatus are provided for cooperative file distribution with receiver determined quality of services. A receiver obtains a file by selecting a target rate for downloading a file, identifying one or more unreliable data sources and one or more reliable data sources wherein each source contains one or more portions of the file, obtaining at least a portion of the file from the one or more unreliable data sources at a first rate, determining a throttle rate for downloading at least another portion of the file from the one or more reliable data sources, retrieving the at least another portion of the file from the one or more reliable data sources at a second rate, and adjusting the throttle rate such that an amount of data obtained from the one or more reliable data sources is minimized, and the target rate is maintained.12-13-2012
20100094976METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHARING WIRELESS CONTENT - Embodiments of the invention allow the convenient transmission of URLs or content corresponding to URLs from a WAP/i-mode-enabled mobile device to any other device across a network. In an embodiment, a URL corresponding to content accessed by WAP/i-mode-enabled mobile device is transmitted to an application server. The WAP/i-mode-enabled mobile device further transmits a destination address for the content to the application server. The application server then transmits the URL corresponding to the content to the destination address. The URL can then be used to render the corresponding content at the destination address. In another embodiment, a URL corresponding to content accessed by the WAP/i-mode-enabled mobile device is transmitted to an application server. The WAP/i-mode-enabled mobile device further transmits a destination address for the content to the application server. The application server then fetches the content corresponding to the URL and transmits the content to the destination device.04-15-2010
20100094975Adaptation of data centers' bandwidth contribution to distributed streaming operations - Adaptation of data centers' bandwidth contribution to distributed streaming operations, including data centers comprising fractional-storage CDN servers storing erasure-coded fragments encoded with a redundancy factor R greater than one, assembling devices obtaining the fragments from subsets of the servers, and measuring fragment delivery parameters, and at least one decision component that occasionally changes at least some of the servers of the subsets to generally improve the measured parameters. Wherein the smaller the number of subsets in which the servers of a data center participate, the lower the center's fragment delivery throughput, the higher the center's cost of delivering a fragment, and the higher the likelihood of reducing the amount of bandwidth acquired from that data center by the operator of the system.04-15-2010
20100094973Random server selection for retrieving fragments under changing network conditions - An assembling device obtaining enough erasure-coded fragments from fractional-storage CDN servers for reconstructing a first set of segments including at least one segment. The communication between the assembling device and the servers is subject to at least one type of communication fault, and the assembling device handles the communication faults by approximately randomly selecting on-the-fly servers from which to obtain additional fragments instead of fragments that failed to be obtained.04-15-2010
20100094970Latency based selection of fractional-storage servers - Latency based selection of fractional-storage servers, including the steps of identifying a first group of fractional-storage servers estimated to have low response latencies in relation to an assembling device. Retrieving, by the assembling device from a second group of fractional-storage servers, enough erasure-coded fragments for reconstructing approximately sequential segments of streaming content. While retrieving the fragments, identifying at least one server from the second group having latency higher than a certain threshold in response to a fragment pull protocol request. And using the fragment pull protocol to replace the identified server with at least one server selected from the first group.04-15-2010
20100094968Methods and Systems Combining Push and Pull Protocols - Combining push and pull protocols, including the steps of pushing approximately a minimal decodable set of erasure-coded fragments to an assembling device, determining the fragment loss at the assembling device, and pulling additional erasure-coded fragments, using a fragment pull protocol, to compensate for the fragment loss. Optionally, the system includes a CDN streaming server and a fractional-storage CDN server, both storing unique erasure-coded fragments associated with segments of streaming content. The CDN streaming server pushes streams of fragments to a plurality of assembling devices, and the fractional-storage CDN server provides fragments associated with recently pushed segments in response to fragment pull protocol requests by the assembling devices.04-15-2010
20100094967Large Scale Distributed Content Delivery Network - A large scale distributed streaming system including at least several hundreds of fractional-storage CDN servers located close to or on the Internet backbone, storing erasure-coded fragments encoded with a redundancy factor greater than one and associated with approximately sequential segments of streaming contents. The system further includes at least 100,000 assembling devices configured to concurrently obtain fragments from the CDN servers. Wherein the system achieves efficient load balancing and fault tolerance between the various CDN servers by determining for each of the assembling devices from which servers to obtain the fragments.04-15-2010
20100094966Receiving Streaming Content from Servers Located Around the Globe - Receiving streaming content from servers located around the globe, including the following steps: requesting via the Internet, by an assembling device which may be located almost anywhere around the globe, using a fragment pull protocol, a set of erasure-coded fragments associated with segments of streaming content, from a plurality of fractional-storage servers which may be located almost anywhere around the globe. And compensating for lost fragments by requesting additional erasure-coded fragments that are needed to reconstruct the segments. Wherein the bandwidth of the streaming content is bounded approximately only by the incoming bandwidth of the assembling device.04-15-2010
20100094965Erasure-coded content assembly and retransmission - Methods and systems for erasure-coded content assembly and retransmission, including assembling servers located at or close to edges of the Internet and spread over a wide area, fractional-storage CDN servers located close to or on the Internet backbone, and client devices spread over a wide area. Each assembling server obtains from the CDN servers erasure-coded fragments associated with segments of streaming content according to an order that enables the assembling server to start streaming the content to its associated clients shortly after reconstructing the first segment.04-15-2010
20100094964Methods and devices for obtaining a broadcast-like streaming content - Obtaining a broadcast-like streaming content by an assembling device from a distributed storage. The assembling device obtains erasure-coded fragments associated with sequential segments of streaming content from fractional-storage servers, approximately at the same rate that the fragments are being stored on the servers and shortly after the fragments are stored. And wherein the streaming content is segmented, encoded into the fragments, and stored on the servers progressively as the streaming content is made available.04-15-2010
20100094962Internet backbone servers with edge compensation - Internet backbone servers with edge compensation and a corresponding assembling device for obtaining erasure-coded fragments from at least one of the Internet backbone servers. Upon a fragment loss, the assembling device uses a fragment pull protocol to retrieve a substitute erasure-coded fragment from a nearby fractional-storage CDN server having low latency in response to the assembling device.04-15-2010
20100094956Maximum bandwidth Broadcast-like streams - Methods and systems for maximum bandwidth broadcast-like streams, including a plurality of assembling devices; each assembling device retrieves, approximately simultaneously, erasure-coded fragments from a plurality of fractional-storage CDN servers, whereby the broadcast-like streaming contents are reconstructed from the fragments, and wherein different mixtures of broadcast-like streaming contents can be retrieved by the assembling devices until the aggregated bandwidth used by the assembling devices to retrieve the fragments approaches the aggregated fragment delivery bandwidth capabilities of the servers.04-15-2010
20100094958Systems and methods for aggregating erasure-coded fragments - A distributed storage system including fractional-storage servers storing erasure-coded fragments associated with approximately sequential segments of streaming content, and an assembling device issuing aggregated fragment requests, each approximately per short portion of content, approximately according to the order of processing of the content, by using a data structure describing multiple fragment requests; wherein the number of aggregated fragment requests is significantly smaller than the number of the fragments received form the servers in response to the requests.04-15-2010
20100094957Methods and systems for fast segment reconstruction - Fast segment reconstruction from erasure-coded fragments, including the steps of requesting, by an assembling device using a fragment pull protocol, from a plurality of fractional-storage servers, a first quantity of erasure-coded fragments associated with one or more segments of streaming content; the first quantity of fragments is requested approximately according to the sequential order of the segments, and the first quantity of fragments is more than the minimal quantity of fragments needed for reconstructing the one or more segments. And receiving, by the assembling device, a second decodable quantity of fragments as a response; whereby the second quantity of fragments may be smaller than the first quantity due to a failure condition.04-15-2010
20100094955Methods and systems for using a distributed storage to its maximum bandwidth - Using a distributed storage to its maximum bandwidth including the following steps: for each group of at least one assembling device, selecting a subgroup of fractional-storage CDN servers according to at least one criterion, whereby a plurality of server subgroups are selected for a plurality of assembling device groups. And retrieving, using a pull protocol, by the assembling devices from the subgroups of servers, erasure-coded fragments associated with multiple segments of contents, until the aggregated bandwidth used for retrieving the fragments approaches the aggregated bandwidth of the servers included in the subgroups, and as long as the aggregated bandwidth used for delivering each segment does not exceed the aggregated bandwidth of the servers storing the fragments generated from the segment.04-15-2010
20100094954METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESOLVING IP ADDRESS COLLISION IN REMOTE ACCESS SERVICE - A method is provided for resolving a collision of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses between devices connected to a first server and a second server remotely accessed in a Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) remote access service. The second server receives address information of a network of the first server from the first server. The second server compares address information of a network of the second server with the received address information of the network of the first server, and determines whether a collision has occurred between addresses of the first server and the second server. A collided address is changed when the collision has occurred.04-15-2010
20100094952Method and Apparatus for Notifying Clients in a Communication Network - A method, information delivery server, and client data server for providing client data regarding an observed client to plural watching clients. The client data server has knowledge of which watching clients subscribe to watch the observed client. The client data server sends a single notification message to the information delivery server and includes client data of the observed client and identifiers of the subscribing watching clients. The information delivery server may customize the client data according to one or more delivery rules and data filters for delivery to the identified watching clients in individual customized notification messages.04-15-2010
20090132681Automatically providing identity information for a network appliance - A method and system for activating a network appliance. The method may include providing a user interface for a network appliance, and allowing a user to request an activation of the network appliance via the user interface, without requiring the user to specify the identity of the network appliance. The method may further include sending an activation request to a server, receiving a response triggering an activation process on the network appliance from the server, and performing the activation process on the network appliance.05-21-2009
20120317245TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL AUDIO DATA - A system, method and computer-readable code for segmenting an audio stream into a plurality of small digital audio files using gaps in the natural language of the audio stream is provided. The small digital audio files are transmitted, loaded, and played in a specific order, such that from the user's perspective, the audio stream is reproduced in an apparently seamless manner. This is done without reassembling the audio stream, either in whole or in part. The small digital audio files are created using natural language gaps, and are generally small enough to ensure that a first small digital audio file can be downloaded and played without significant delay, while successive small digital audio files are downloaded to be played in the future. Accordingly, the user receives audio-on-demand in a timely manner.12-13-2012
20120317241Methods and Systems for Performing Comparisons of Received Data and Providing a Follow-On Service Based on the Comparisons - Methods and systems for performing comparisons of received data and providing a follow-on service based on the comparisons are described. In one example, a performer may utilize a portable device that includes a microphone to record a data stream of content from an ambient environment of a venue, and provide the data stream of content to a server. A user may utilize another portable device that includes a microphone to record a sample of the content from the ambient environment, and may send the sample to the server. The server may perform a comparison of characteristics of the sample with characteristics of the data stream, and can provide a response to the user with metadata. Further, based on the comparison, the server may register a presence of the user's device at the concert. The server may perform social networking functions based on results of content identification functions.12-13-2012
20120124176AUTOMATIC CHECK-INS AND STATUS UPDATES - A system and method are disclosed for performing automatic check-ins and/or generating and sending automatic status updates based on social context. As used herein, a social context of a user is generally any data that describes a location at which the user is currently located or users that are spatially proximate to the user.05-17-2012
20120124177Providing Different Versions of a Media File - Data indicates characteristics of a user's multiple media files. The multiple media files are associated with a media library. At least one of the multiple media files matches content in a master media file. The content in the matching media file is of a quality that is lower than the quality of the master media file. The user can provide payment for access to the master media file and, if the user does so, the master media file is associated with the media library and the user is provided with access to the master media file.05-17-2012
20120124183CLIENTS AND SERVERS FOR ALLOCATING AND MANAGING EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO A PORTION OF REMOTE STORAGE SPACE - Example embodiments relate to a server for providing remote storage space to users. The server may include a mechanism that allocates a portion of storage space in the storage area in response to a request from a first remote user. The server may also include a mechanism that maintains storage records, the storage records identifying a user currently granted exclusive access to the portion of storage space. Furthermore, the server may include a mechanism that processes access requests to determine whether a remote user requesting access to the portion of storage space is the user currently granted exclusive access. Related clients, methods, and machine-readable storage media are also disclosed.05-17-2012
20120124182METHOD, A TERMINAL, AN ACCESS NODE AND A MEDIA SERVER FOR PROVIDING RESOURCE ADMISSION CONTROL OF DIGITAL MEDIA STREAMS - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and system for providing resource admission control (RAC) of digital media streams between a media server and terminals in a customer premises network. According to an embodiment of the present invention, the method includes receiving from a terminal, a resource request comprising a resource requirement pertaining to a unicast digital media stream request, determining if transmission resources are available for the requested unicast digital media stream based on the resource request, and if so, transmitting a resource availability message pertaining to the unicast digital media stream request to the media server in order for the media server to begin streaming the requested unicast media stream towards the terminal. Embodiments of the present invention further relate to an access node, a terminal and a media server.05-17-2012
20120124181COMPUTER PERIPHERAL DEVICE AND INTERACTION SYSTEM THEREOF - A computer peripheral device and an interaction system thereof are provided, and the provided computer peripheral device includes a server unit, a hardware unit and a firmware unit. The server unit provides a user interface on a web server, so as to allow a user to set the operation parameters of the computer peripheral device through the user interface. The firmware unit controls the hardware unit to execute a word processing action on a document to be processed according to the operation parameters set by the user.05-17-2012
20120124180WEB-BASED COMPLIANCE TOOL - A web-based compliance tool can be used to provide global companies and their employees with detailed information on local anti-corruption laws. In one embodiment, a method for providing a user with information on local laws in a plurality of jurisdictions to aid one or more persons in compliance therewith is provided on a web application. The information on the local laws may be developed by a legal professional in each jurisdiction in the form of a guide. A guide may include information on anti-corruption laws or information on laws affecting the hiring, retention, and termination of sales representatives. A guide may ensure compliance with local laws as well as, for example, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the United States.05-17-2012
20120124179TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT IN ADAPTIVE STREAMING PROTOCOLS - A proxy server manages media-data traffic in a network by leveraging the logical separation between the playlist and media segments in modern adaptive streaming protocols to redefine a media stream from an end client's perspective. In various embodiments, the media stream can be redefined from the client's perspective by dynamically modifying the playlist before the playlist is received by the end client and/or by dynamically modifying requests for media segments before the requests are forwarded to a media-origin server.05-17-2012
20120124178MEDIA FILE ACCESS - A server system stores media library associated with a user. The media library includes at least one media file. The server system determines whether the media file is stored on a second computing device that is able to send the media file to the first computing device across a local network connecting the first computing device and the second computing device. If the determination indicates that the media file is stored on a second computing device that is able to send the stored media file to the first computing device across a local network connecting the first computing device and the second computing device, the server system sends causes the second computing device to send the media file to the first computing device across the local network such that the first computing device is able to output the media file to the user.05-17-2012
20120124175ATOM-BASED REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION (RSS) CONTENT READER SYSTEM AND METHOD, AND ATOM-BASED RSS CONTENT PROVIDING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Provided are an Atom-based really simple syndication (RSS) content reader system and method, and an RSS content providing system and method. The RSS content reader system may include a feed reader module to receive a feed related to a content from a web server for providing a syndication service and to store the feed, and a feed query module to request an updated content to the web server through a query using update information of the feed.05-17-2012
20120124174ALERT NOTIFICATION SERVICE - According to certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a system for providing medication dispense alert notifications is described. The system includes a communications module configured to receive, from a client, a request for information regarding a medication dispense for a patient, and to obtain clinical information associated with the patient based on the request. The system also includes a processor configured to determine, based on the clinical information, whether a response to be provided to the client will include an alert regarding the medication dispense. The communications module is further configured to provide, to the client, the response to the request. Methods and machine-readable media are also described.05-17-2012
20110125879Multimedia Album Publication To Media Server - A system for distributing multimedia files 05-26-2011
20120221687Systems, Methods and Apparatus for Providing a Geotagged Media Experience - Systems, apparatus, methods and articles of manufacture provide for providing geotagged media files to a user based on one or more preferences associated with a user (e.g., criteria derived for and/or specified by the user), at least one recommendation for the user and/or a location of the user.08-30-2012
20120215890NETWORK-AWARE STRUCTURED CONTENT DOWNLOADS - A request for content is received at a content server via a first network connection from a client device. The content includes a set of portions represented within a root document. Based upon a download constraint of at least one portion of the content and a network characteristic of the first network connection, at least one portion of the content is deferred for download over a network connection other than the first network connection. The content is sent with each deferred portion of the content replaced with a content stub within the root document. Each content stub identifies the respective portion of the content as a deferred portion of the content and includes a content identifier of the respective deferred portion of the content.08-23-2012
20120131144Methods, Devices, and Computer Program Products for Providing a Plurality of Application Services via a Customized Private Network Connection - A plurality of application services are provided to subscriber devices in a cloud computing network. A plurality of requests for application services are received from a subscriber device via a customized private network connection assigned to the subscriber device, and the requests for application services are aggregated with requests for application services from other subscriber devices. The requests are transmitted to application servers within the cloud computing network hosting applications for performing the application services. The subscriber device is provided with the requested plurality of application services via the customized private network connection.05-24-2012
20120317243AUDIO PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REMOTE DESKTOP PROTOCOL - An audio processing method and device for remote desktop protocol are provided. The method includes steps of establishing a first channel by initiating a connection with a client upon receiving an audio transmission request from an operating system of a server; and receiving audio data and transmitting the audio data to the client via the first channel. With the solutions provided by the embodiments of the present invention, the connection is initiated with the client after receiving the audio transmission request from the operating system of the server. In this way, a dedicated channel is established for transmitting the audio data and the audio data is transmitted to the client via the dedicated channel.12-13-2012
20120317242COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR MACHINE-TYPE-COMMUNICATION AND EQUIPMENT THEREOF - The present invention discloses a communication method for machine-type-communication (MTC) between a MTC server and MTC equipments, which comprises: the MTC server broadcasts a target content related to an application, receives availability information related to the target content from candidate MTC equipments which satisfy the target content, selects any one or more MTC equipments from the candidate MTC equipments based on the availability information, establishes a session connection with each of the selected MTC equipments, and receives content uploaded by the selected MTC equipments. The invention furthermore discloses a communication method for MTC between the MTC equipments and the MTC server, and discloses the corresponding MTC server and the MTC equipment.12-13-2012
20120317235System and Method for Dynamically Adapting Network Delivery Modes of Content - A content distribution network includes a first server in communication with an anycast server that provides content via a unicast signal, and with a multicast server that provides the content via a multicast signal. The first server is configured to receive a list of source addresses associated with the content, and to provide a metadata file including an anycast Internet protocol address of the anycast server from the list of source addresses as an Internet protocol address of the content in response to a first request for the content. When the number of client devices requesting the content exceeds a first threshold, the first server receives an updated list of sources including a multicast Internet protocol address of a multicast server, and provides the multicast Internet protocol address of the multicast server as the Internet protocol address of the content in the metadata file.12-13-2012
20100241732User Interfaces for Electronic Devices - A multi-modal user-interface for an electronic device comprises two user-interface components (09-23-2010
20120166595METHOD FOR PRE-FETCHING DATA CHUNKS OF AN EMAIL ATTACHMENT ON A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A method for downloading an attachment to a portable electronic device's attachment viewer includes: sending an initial request from the attachment viewer to a server in response to receiving an email including the attachment by the device; from the server, accessing a graph structure representing a map of the attachment previously built on the server; reconstructing the graph structure in response to the request and encapsulating the graph structure in data having an attachment viewer readable format; (i) downloading successive chunks of the data from the server to the attachment viewer responsive to successive requests; (ii) storing each of the successive chunks on the device prior to display thereof; (iii) displaying the successive chunks on the device and automatically downloading respective next chunks of the data from the server; and (iv) while chunks remain to be downloaded from the server performing (i) to (iii).06-28-2012
20120166594INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, REPRODUCTION CONTROL METHOD, PROGRAM, AND CONTENT REPRODUCTION SYSTEM - According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing apparatus is provided. The information processing apparatus includes a storage for storing content identification and content type information in association with each other, the content identification identifying a content that a renderer acquired from a server and reproduced; an input unit for receiving a reproduction request specifying the content type information; and a transmission unit for retrieving the content identification associated with the specified content type information from the storage and transmitting to the renderer an instruction for reproduction, the instruction for reproduction including the content identification.06-28-2012
20100205280System and Method for Performing Signaling on Behalf of a Stateless Client - A system for, and method for, performing state-based signaling on behalf of a stateless client. In one embodiment, the system includes a controller, couplable to a state-based terminal, that translates at least one stateless signaling message received from the stateless client to at least one state-based signaling message for presentation to the state-based terminal thereby facilitating a media stream communications session between the stateless client and the state-based terminal over an Internet Protocol (IP)-based network.08-12-2010
20100205279COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SERVER, PROGRAM, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication device including: a communication unit; and a control unit controlling the communication unit to inquire if one upload service allows direct upload to a server storing service information of each of a plurality of upload services, to have the communication unit obtain desired information from the server for directly uploading data to the one upload service when the one upload service allows direct upload, and to have the communication unit directly upload data to the one upload service according to the desired information.08-12-2010
20100205278MULTIMEDIA PROVIDING SERVICE - At one of the timings: during a period between the moment when one of terminals which performs transmission calls out a communication partner and the moment of response and at the timing after the communication between the terminals is complete; a server reads out content data from a database and transmits the read out content data to the terminal. At this timing, the terminal reproduces the content data transmitted from the server.08-12-2010
20120136973SCHEDULING OF MULTIPLE FILES FOR SERVING ON A SERVER - Multiple files a served using a server coupled to a data network. A plurality of files is determined, wherein a file includes an integer number of blocks, and wherein each block includes at least one input symbol. For each file, an indication of at least one channel on which to serve the file is determined, and, for each file, a rate at which to serve the file is determined. Also, a schedule for processing the blocks is determined, and output symbols for the blocks are generated according to the schedule. The output symbols are transmitted on the corresponding at least one channel, wherein the files are concurrently served at their corresponding rates.05-31-2012
20120136972CONTENT DATA REPRODUCING APPARATUS - A content player includes a communication unit configured to communicate with a server for authentication of the content player. The content player further includes a storage unit configured to store streaming content data received by the communication unit when the authentication of the content player is completed successfully. The content player further includes a reproducing unit configured to reproduce the stored streaming content data. The content player also includes a control unit configured to control the storage unit not to delete the stored streaming content data, and allow the reproducing unit to reproduce the stored streaming content data under the situation that the communication unit does not communicate with a server.05-31-2012
20120136970COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING COMPUTER DEVICE - A computer system and a method for managing computer devices, which are applicable to at least a computer device, are provided. The method includes the following steps: detecting a plurality of operation conditions of the computer device so as to obtain a system event log; triggering an alert event according to the system event log; turning the system event log into internet information according to the alert event and transmitting the internet information to a remote server through a internet, so as to use the remote server for interpreting the system event log.05-31-2012
20120136969MULTI-CAST DOWNLOAD METHOD FOR IMAGE FILE - A multi-cast download method for downloading an image file is applicable to downloading the image file from an image file server to a computer. The multi-cast download method includes the steps of establishing a wire network connection and a wireless network connection in the computer, in which the wire network connection connects the computer and the image file server; and simultaneously performing a retransmitted packet receiving process and the following steps. The image file is downloaded from the image file server to the computer in a multicast manner by using the wire network connection. When a lost packet is detected, a packet retransmitting request corresponding to the lost packet is sent by using the wireless network connection and Transmission Control Protocol (TIC).05-31-2012
20110185045SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING AND ENFORCING SERVICE RULES IN A SERVICE PROVIDER NETWORK - A system and method for establishing a rule for an end device connected to a subscriber network. The subscriber network is connected to a service provider network via a local gateway. The subscriber network receives services from a remote operations center via a service provider network. Capability information indicative of a service that the end device is capable of receiving is acquired by the local gateway from the end device. The capability information is sent to the remote operations center via the service provider network. The remote operations center uses the capability information to identify a subscriber service that is supported by the end device. The remote operations center uses the capability information to determine if the end device requires an application to provide a service and, if so, provides the application to the end device.07-28-2011
20110185044METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR UPGRADING THROUGH MULTICAST - A method for upgrading a device through multicast is disclosed. The method includes: monitoring a common channel of a multicast server, where information about all subfiles of a current packaged mirror file is multicast in the common channel; obtaining information about a subfile required for upgrading the device from packets in the common channel, where the information includes an address of a subchannel that bears the subfile on the multicast server; and switching to the subchannel according to the address of the subchannel that bears the subfile required for upgrade, receiving the subfile multicast in the subchannel, and validating the subfile. Further, an apparatus and system for upgrading a device through multicast are disclosed. The technical solution under the present invention can upgrade both a single-system or single-module device and a multi-system or multi-module device through multicast, the time required for upgrading the devices is reduced, and the upgrade status of the devices can be tracked in real time.07-28-2011
20110185042SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTIMEDIA DIGITAL RIGHTS TRANSFER - A method for transferring digital multimedia rights, the method including but not limited to receiving at a digital multimedia rights server, from a source end user device associated with a source end user, a request for a transfer of a source set of digital multimedia rights associated with the source end user; determining a destination end user associated with a destination end user device to which the digital multimedia rights will be transferred; requesting permission from the destination end user to transfer the digital multimedia rights to the destination end user device; and if the permission is received from the destination end user, canceling the source set of digital multimedia rights associated with the source end user and transferring the source set of digital multimedia rights associated with the source end user to the destination end user device. A system and computer program product are disclosed for performing the method.07-28-2011
20110185041CLIENT-SERVER SIGNALING IN CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for transmitting and processing download requests specifying download instructions and additional optional intent hints. A client computer signals intent information to an edge server resident within a content delivery network via download requests. The intent information indicates contextual information regarding the download of a digital content file, such as the reason for the download or the amount of the digital content file that might be downloaded in subsequent requests. A suitably equipped edge server adapts the processing of the download request based on the intent information specified by the client computer. In response to the download request, the edge server also transmits a response to the client computer indicating performance characteristics associated with the edge server. The response also indicates alternative servers that can be accessed by the client computer for downloading the digital content file.07-28-2011
20120136968SUBSCRIPTION-BASED DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD - A subscription-based digital content management and delivery system for managing and delivering digital content including and application layer with presentation, service, model and persistence sub layers. A task management functional model is provided for receiving data from clients, creating an issue with client-supplied digital content and publishing the issue to users. Business rules are programmed in a back end of the system. A flexible task processing system communicates processing requests between clients and servers and maximizes interaction with users.05-31-2012
20100174806Data Processing Method, Apparatus And System - The present invention relates to network techniques. A data processing method, apparatus and system is disclosed. The data processing method includes: a data distribution source transmitting data to a transfer server; the transfer server transmitting the data to a first client connected with the transfer server; and the first client transmitting the data to a second client connected with the first client. A data processing apparatus and a data processing system are also provided accordingly.07-08-2010
20100174803JOB SITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS - Job site communications systems, methods, and computer program products. According to one embodiment of the subject matter disclosed herein, a job site communications system is provided. The job site communications system can include a wireless communications device adapted to be positioned at a job site and operable to wirelessly communicate annotated computer-aided design documents from the job site. The job site communications system can also include a computer positioned at a site remote from a job site and operable to receive or transmit the computer-aided design documents.07-08-2010
20100174802SUPER MASTER - Described herein are techniques for using super masters to coordinate accesses by nodes in a database server cluster to data stored in a database. In many cases, the number of inter-nodal messages is reduced, thereby saving the overheads attendant to coordinating accesses in such a system.07-08-2010
20100174804INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTENT MANAGEMENT METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - There is provided an information processing apparatus including a storage unit for saving content data, a communication unit for communicating with one or more external storage devices, and a content management unit for, when receiving from the external storage device through the communication unit a notification indicating that new content data is saved in the external storage device, acquiring the new content data from the storage device through the communication unit with the notification as a trigger, and saving the new content data in the storage unit.07-08-2010
20120254368RELAY APPARATUS, RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR RELAY APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - A relay apparatus configured to communicate with a server which transmits contents corresponding to identification information received by the server, and a terminal which acquires the contents corresponding to the identification information, the relay apparatus comprises: a communication unit configured to communicate with the server and the terminal; and a processor configured to: receive first identification information from the server through the communication unit; determine whether first contents corresponding to the received first identification information complies with a first format or a second format; transmit the first identification information to the terminal through the communication unit if the processor determines that the first contents complies with the first format; and transmits, to the terminal through the communication unit, second identification information corresponding to second contents which is acquired by converting the first contents if the processor determines that the first contents complies with the second format.10-04-2012
20120317239METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COLLABORATIVE EDITING OF A REMOTELY STORED DOCUMENT - This invention discloses a novel system and method for displaying electronic documents on remote devices and enabling collaborative editing in conjunction with an Entity Content Management system12-13-2012
20120317240Methods and Systems for Identifying Content in a Data Stream - Methods and systems for identifying content in a data stream are provided. In one example, a client device receives a continuous data stream and substantially continuously performs a content identification of content in the data stream based on content patterns stored on the client device. The content patterns stored on the client device may include information associated with extracted features of a media file, or a temporally mapped collection of features describing a media file. The client device may determine whether the continuous data stream includes media content, and based on the determination, continuously perform the content identification of content in the data stream at the client device. The client device may query a server to determine an identity of content in the data stream based on receiving an instruction.12-13-2012
20100057884BROWSER-BASED DOWNLOAD MANAGER - A file download manager automatically controls how and where downloaded files are stored. A method for use in downloading a file includes establishing communications between a network site and a computer that is visiting the network site, automatically detecting whether a device capable of receiving files is connected to the computer, automatically determining a location in the device where a file may be stored, and automatically downloading a file from the network site to the computer and sending the downloaded file to the device to be stored at the determined location in the device. A computer readable storage medium stores one or more computer programs adapted to cause a processor based system to execute these steps.03-04-2010
20100299410Multilingual Domain Name Resolution - A method, system, and computer-readable medium are described for registering and using multilingual domain names that include characters outside the ASCII character subset supported by the DNS system. Such multilingual domain names can in some situations be registered by first being converted into appropriate ASCII-Compatible Encodings (ACEs) that represent the corresponding multilingual domain names and that use only characters within the ASCII character subset. In addition, a variety of binary variants may be generated at registration for each multilingual domain name and then used as equivalents for the multilingual domain name, such as by storing the variants in the registry as alternative domain names or by otherwise reserving the binary variants. When requests to resolve such a registered multilingual domain name into a corresponding IP address or URL are received, the stored binary variants and/or ACE information can then be used to respond in an appropriate manner.11-25-2010
20100049835Portable Media Player as a Remote Control - A portable multimedia player is used to wirelessly access and control a media server that is streaming digital media by way of a wireless interface to a media unit such as a stereo/speakers in the case of streaming digital audio. In one embodiment, the portable multimedia player is wirelessly synchronized to a selected one(s) of a number of digital media files stored on the media server in such a way that digital media file metadata (song title, author, etc.) associated with the selected digital media file(s) only is transferred from the media server to be stored in the portable media player.02-25-2010
20100049834FILE TRANSFER METHOD AND FILE TRANSFER SYSTEM - A file transfer method and a file transfer system are provided for making it possible to minimize aggregate waiting time of the whole users for data transfer using a multicast protocol. In the file transfer method of transferring a plurality of program files from a recorder storing a plurality of program files via a network to a plurality of mobile terminals using a multicast protocol, the recorder determines order of transfers of the plurality of program files for the purpose of transferring the plurality of program files in order of digital data files, which is the ascending order of file size of the plurality of program files (step S02-25-2010
20100049832COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, A SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR PROVIDING VIDEO CONTENT TO A TARGET SYSTEM - A method for providing video content to a target system, the method including: acquiring multiple groups of frames from a stream of frames; processing each group of frames out of the multiple groups of frames to provide a video file; and transmitting the video file to the target system; wherein the acquiring, processing and transmitting partially overlap.02-25-2010
20120179788DYNAMIC CHUNKING FOR DELIVERY INSTANCES - Systems and methods for dynamically chunking for delivery instances are provided that automatically implement chunking strategies based on one or more chunking considerations related to a request for a media file. These systems and methods may be part of a larger media servicing network that can be used to, among other things, process uploaded media content, provide it for streaming/downloading, and collect metric information regarding the streaming/downloading. The disclosed systems and methods provide for receiving a request having a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and providing an index file to implement chunking strategies based on chunking considerations associated with the request.07-12-2012
20120179787Systems and methods for requesting and delivering network content - A system and method for facilitating content requests while maintaining content restrictions may include a proxy server configured to filter requested content based on specified content restrictions. The proxy server may initially retrieve the requested content from an external site using unrestricted access credentials. Upon receipt of the requested content, the proxy server may filter the content to remove and/or replace portions thereof that do not comply with content restrictions. In some arrangements, filtering parameters may be user and/or device-specific. Additionally or alternatively, the proxy server may subscribe to and/or use information streams or feeds to deliver content from requested sites to a user. By delivering information streams or feeds, the potential for user transmission of data to external sites may be reduced and/or eliminated.07-12-2012
20120179786MANAGING MEDIA CONTENT STREAMED TO USERS VIA A NETWORK - A method for managing media content streamed to users via a network includes streaming a media content file via the network to a media player for playing the media content file. When the media content file is played by a user, a media mark associated with the played media content file is created to identify a section of the played media content file which is of interest to the user. The media mark includes a start indicator, a stop indicator and a content identifier. The media mark is stored. It may be stored locally, or at a store included in the network, or at the content provider, or in any combination of these.07-12-2012
20110099251METHOD OF CREATING WEB PAGE, WEB PAGE CREATING SYSTEM, LINKAGE SERVER APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - Smooth cooperation between a service for distributing websites wherein contents that are reprintable to blogs are arranged and a plurality of blog creating services is established. In order to help a user computer with blog creation processing between a content server which distributes websites wherein news articles and images are arranged as contents and blog servers of various companies relating to providing a blog creating service according to the operation of a user, a linkage server which performs various kinds of linkage processing necessary for creating the blog is newly provided between the user computer and various servers. Due to the existence of the linkage server, when the user finds subject matters for creating the blog in the websites distributed by the content server, the user can easily lead the blog creating work to the web creating service on which the user has registered.04-28-2011
20100011093MULTIPLE IDENTITY DOWNLOAD MANAGER - A method and apparatus for downloading files from a plurality of content sources is disclosed. The downloading is performed with a download manager that has a number of instances each customized with a personality to respectively implement a use case. The personality can specify bandwidth requirements, QoS factors, reporting locations, authentication requirements, player or application to use with the content, how the graphical user interface is customized, information to track, location for downloads, security and privacy settings, and/or how customizations is inherited. The personality may also specify the protocols and/or encryption used for the download.01-14-2010
20100011092System and method for effectively transmitting content items to electronic devices - A system and method for effectively transmitting content items to electronic devices includes a content server that is configured to access and store various types of content information. A recommendation engine of the content server analyzes network statistics and client profiles to identify appropriate content items for device users of the electronic devices. A transmitter receives the targeted content items from the content server, and responsively provides the content items to the electronic devices by broadcasting the content items over a unidirectional telecommunications link.01-14-2010
20120254366Systems and Methods for Collecting and Storing Network Traffic Data - Systems and methods are disclosed for collecting network traffic logs from a plurality of network servers, such as DNS name servers, and storing extracted data from the logs in a central repository. In one implementation, a system includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions that cause the processor to retrieve PCAP files from a plurality of servers and extract data from the PCAP files. The data comprises header data and digest data. The processor stores the header data and the digest data in a header/digest pair. In another aspect, the processor retrieves a sample of the PCAP files from each of the plurality of servers rather than retrieving all PCAP files.10-04-2012
20120254364REALTIME STREAMING OF MULTIMEDIA CONTENT FROM SECONDARY STORAGE DEVICES - A method and system for streaming media to a client from a media server is described. In some examples, the system utilizes a virtualization layer to generate a virtual computing environment, or virtual machine, at a UPnP server, which is configured to receive requests for media, identify locations for the media within the secondary storage devices, access the media, and present the media to a client computing device associated with the media requests10-04-2012
20120254363Multimedia Analysis and Recommendation Generation - A computer program product, tangibly embodied on a computer readable medium, includes instructions, which when executed by a data processor of a multimedia player, cause the data processor to determine first media content characteristics that characterize a user-specific collection of media content; compare the first media content characteristics with second media content characteristics that characterize a first set of external media content channels; and based on the results of the comparison, present identifiers of a subset of the first set of external media content channels on an interface of the multimedia player.10-04-2012
20120185575BREW Service Download System and Implementation Method Thereof - A Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) service download system and an implementation method thereof is provided in the present invention, wherein the implementation method comprises the following steps: a mobile terminal accesses a BREW service download website provided by a WWW/WAP server (S07-19-2012
20120185574METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SWITCHING MEDIA RENDERERS DURING STREAMING PLAYBACK OF CONTENT - A method and a device for switching a media renderer to another media renderer while a client performs streaming playback of content of a server are provided. Accordingly, a first client that performs streaming playback of the content transmits playback environment information and a URL of the content to the second client, and the second client transmits the received information and information about features of the second client to the server and requests the corresponding content which has the optimized format for the second client from the server. Therefore, a user can continue to watch the media content through a new media renderer in existing playback environment setting without additional manipulation.07-19-2012
20120185573SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION (RSS) ENABLED CONTENT USING SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL (SIP) SIGNALING - A system and associated method for subscribing Really Simple Syndication (RSS) enabled content using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) are disclosed. An application server coupled to a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server in the Internet intermediates a SIP message and a request for a RSS feed. An end device requests subscription of the RSS feed in a SIP message. The HTTP server enables the application server to subscribe the RSS feed and to track changes in the RSS feed over the Internet by use of a Serving Call/Session Control Function (S-CSCF) servicing the SIP message. The HTTP server enables the end device subscribing the RSS feed to fetch the web content from the media cache in later part of the subscription by providing updates to the application server.07-19-2012
20120185572FIELD RESPONSE SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for monitoring energy storage devices is disclosed. A monitoring system that monitors an energy storage device collects and stores operating data from the device and relays that data through a communications system to one or more servers. The servers can store the operating data from each of the monitored energy storage devices.07-19-2012
20120185571REMOTELY CONTROLLING ASPECTS OF POOLS AND SPAS - Systems and methods of (remotely) controlling aspects of pools and spas and of modifying water contained therein are detailed. Internet-enabled access to pool and spa controllers may happen without any need for users to create firewall ports or utilize static internet protocol addresses. Certain networking devices may be configured using a USB connection or SD card, avoiding any requirement for an Ethernet cable or supplying separate power to the devices during configuration. Time-varying data may be obtained in respect of one or more installations and analyzed for various information.07-19-2012
20120185570Method and Apparatus for Indicating Switching Points in a Streaming Session - A method, apparatus, system and computer program product are provided to provide switching point information to facilitate switching between different representations of the media content. In an instance in which a content consumption device determines that a switch from a first representation to a second representation is merited, the content consumption device may identify the appropriate switching point from the switching point information provided by the server. The content consumption device may then request the second representation of the media content beginning at the switching point.07-19-2012
20120185569TECHNIQUES FOR DYNAMIC TASK PROCESSING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Techniques for dynamic task distribution and processing in a wireless communication system are described. In one embodiment, the wireless communication system includes a sensor configured to measure a characteristic and to transmit information indicative of the measured characteristic. The system includes a mobile device configured to receive and aggregate the information transmitted by the sensor, perform one or more tasks related to the aggregated information, determine whether a condition necessary for transferring a subset of the tasks is satisfied, and transfer the subset of the tasks for further performance. The system further includes a local gateway device configured to receive and aggregate the information indicative of the measured characteristic from the sensor and perform tasks related to the aggregated information, receive and perform the transferred subset of the tasks from the mobile device, and transfer the tasks for further performance.07-19-2012
20120226782METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATIONS OVER LOW BANDWIDTH COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS - A system having a distributed web site is described. The web site is distributed between a client, a server and a web server. The client stores a set of predefined applications that correspond to a part of the web site. The applications are formatted according to a first markup language. From the set of predefined applications, the client can generate queries. The server receives the queries and generates new, related queries. The new queries correspond to a second query protocol. The second query protocol is used by the web server. The web server generates responses to the new queries and sends these responses to the server. The responses are formatted according to a second markup language. These responses correspond to the second portion of the web site. The server then converts the responses into new responses that the client can use.09-06-2012
20120226781MULTIMEDIA DATA STREAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A multimedia data streaming system and method are disclosed. The multimedia data streaming method comprises establishing communications between a streaming gateway and a multimedia server, and communications between the streaming gateway and a client device; sending identification information to the multimedia server; downloading a multimedia file from the multimedia server, wherein the multimedia file is authorized in relation to the identification information; storing the multimedia file in a storage area of the streaming gateway, wherein the storage area is not accessible to the client device; producing a plurality of multimedia streams based on the multimedia file; opening a specified port of the streaming gateway to the client device; and transmitting the plurality of multimedia streams to the client device through the specified port.09-06-2012
20120084405Methods And Apparatus For Optimizing Responsiveness Of Portable Documents - One disclosed method includes the steps of initiating a download of a first document by a computer system, the first document having a plurality of parts according to a first predefined format; initiating a download of a second document by the computer system, the second document having a plurality of parts according to a second predefined format; determining a download priority of at least one of the plurality of parts of the first document by the computer system based at least in part on the predefined format of the first document; downloading the at least one of the plurality of parts of the first document according to the download priority; determining whether to suspend the download of the second document based on a state of a resource available to the computer system and the download priority; and suspending the download of the second document.04-05-2012
20120084404METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER UTILIZING NETWORK-BASED DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT - An approach provides for recording and editing digital media. A digital media stream is generated from an input signal (such as a live broadcast feed). The digital media stream is transmitted to a browser application configured to concurrently record and edit the digital media stream.04-05-2012
20120084403DEVICE ABSTRACTION FOR PAGE GENERATION - Device Abstraction for Page Generation. A request is received for information to be provided as a page of content, the page provided by a server device to a remote requesting device. The page of content is dynamically constructed in response to the request based on metadata stored on the server device and context information corresponding to the request. The dynamically constructed page of content is transmitted to the requesting device.04-05-2012
20120084402IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND RELAY APPARATUS - An image processing system includes: a relay apparatus; a service providing apparatus for an electronic-file storing service; and an image processing apparatus, which are connected to a network. The image processing apparatus includes: a first-address-get-request transmitting unit that transmits a request for getting a first address representing a location of an electronic file to be downloaded from the service providing apparatus to the relay apparatus; a first downloading unit which, upon receiving the first address from the relay apparatus after the request for getting the first address is transmitted, downloads the electronic file stored at the first address; and a storage control unit that controls a storage unit to store the electronic file downloaded by the first downloading unit. The relay apparatus includes: a first-address-get-program storage unit; a first-address getting unit; and a first-address transmitting unit.04-05-2012
20120084401COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A communication apparatus, which communicates with another communication apparatus via a server, requests the server to obtain a transmission authority required to exclusively transmit data to the other communication apparatus. When the transmission authority is obtained from the server in response to the request, the communication apparatus transmits data to the other communication apparatus. When the transmitted data is first data which is played back by the other communication apparatus after completion of transmission of the data, the communication apparatus requests the server to release the transmission authority after an elapse of a predetermined time since completion of transmission of the data.04-05-2012
20120084400Machines, Computer Program Products, and Computer-Implemented Methods Providing an Integrated Node for Data Acquisition and Control - Embodiments of an integrated node, such as a programmable logic controller, are provided for process automation and seamless, flexible subsystem communications, allowing a remote host to interface with a plurality of remote and in-plant subsystems and services using a wired or wireless network interface and having a database server and a protocol translator or translation server to convert and manipulate various industrial interfaces and protocols. Embodiments of the integrated node time-synchronize the plurality of remote subsystems, acquire and archive time-stamped process data, report exceptions therein to the remote host, and extract and transmit time-stamped process data to the remote host. Embodiments of computer program products and computer implemented methods also are provided to detect a time of communication failure and a time of a corresponding recovery between a node and either a remote subsystem or a remote host.04-05-2012
20120084399Reconfigurable Download Manager - Some embodiments provide a reconfigurable tool for managing the downloading of content from, while reporting information to, various content providers and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) through a single installed instance of the reconfigurable tool. In some embodiments, the tool includes a container application that is used to download content that is supplied by various content providers. The tool also includes a configuration file. The configuration file configures operation of the application to download content from a particular content host. The configuration also specifies reporting parameters that identify what information to report, when to report the information, and to whom the information is reported as part of the content download. Using this tool, content providers and CDNs are able to provide customizable and unique user experiences without modifying the code base of the application and without having to develop and maintain their own proprietary download manager applications.04-05-2012
20120084398METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SUBMITTING AND REVIEWING AUDITIONS - Auditions need no longer be held locally within the casting director's office. Talent registration forms, size cards, talent worksheets and the duplication of numerous DV tapes or DVDs are no longer necessary, thus resulting in the saving of time, money and energy. Auditions may be conducted collectively by talent agents or individually by talent who use their computer or mobile devices to film their individual audition and submit it via the internet using proprietary software from anywhere in the world. Auditions are saved digitally on a storage server and transmitted over the internet, saving on both duplicating and courier transfer costs. Audition corrections, if required, can be communicated to talent that have already submitted their auditions, and they can resubmit their corrections using the internet from wherever they are. Clients will have the ability to review and download individual video tracks, headshots, enlarged profile images, resumes, size cards and talent logs, as well as open and view the talent's multi-media profile.04-05-2012
20120221686DATA COLLECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS - A data extraction module for extracting data stored in a database management system of a computer system in Internet, the database management system comprising a database and a management application for accessing the database, the data extraction module comprising: inputs for receiving a request for data stored in the database; extraction means for accessing and extracting the requested data from the database; outputs for outputting the extracted data wherein the extraction means is arranged to bypass the management application and access the database independently of the management application.08-30-2012
20120226784AUTOMATED SERVER CONTROLLED CLIENT-SIDE LOGGING - A request for web content is received from a web client device at a web content server. At least one of a logging enablement status and a logging level associated with the web content is determined Client-side logging executable syntax is configured within the web content based upon the determined logging enablement status and logging level associated with the web content. The web content with the configured client-side logging executable syntax is sent to the web client device. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.09-06-2012
20120226783INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, MUSIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, MUSIC DISTRIBUTION METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - There is provided an information processing apparatus including a content storage portion to store content data, a content playback portion to play back content data, a metadata acquisition portion to acquire metadata describing information about the content data being played back in the content playback portion, a metadata transmission portion to transmit the metadata acquired in the metadata acquisition portion to the distribution server, a content reception portion to receive content data selected in the distribution server based on the information contained in the metadata and distributed from the distribution server, a content acquisition portion to acquire the content data from the content storage portion based on the information contained in the metadata, and a control portion to control the content playback portion to play back the content data distributed from the distribution server and the content data acquired from the content storage portion by the content acquisition portion.09-06-2012
20120226780ENABLING DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT TO BE DOWNLOADED TO AND USED ON MULTIPLE TYPES OF COMPUTING DEVICE - The invention is a method for enabling digital content to be downloaded to and used on multiple types of computing device by (i) linking user accounts on each device to a “master” user account defined and stored on a remote server; and (ii) managing the user's access to a defined service using his devices via the said master user account; and (iii) allowing the download of digital content to each said device on which the user is permitted to access the said service using a file format which is appropriate for use on each said device type. A user may manage and access the same user account from multiple types of computing devices. Furthermore, the number of device platforms accessible in a similar manner by the user is extensible and the user's information is kept automatically synchronized across all devices.09-06-2012
20120226779AUTOMATIC ENTRY OF CALENDAR EVENTS - Devices, methods, servers, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for automatically generating an event entry within an electronic calendar application. An event-identifying code of an advertised event is entered into an electronic auto-event feature running on a processor-based device. The auto-event feature may automatically access an event server via an information network in response to the event-identifying code and automatically retrieve event information associated with the advertised event from the event server via the information network based on at least a portion of the event-identifying code. Alternatively, the event information may be embedded in the event-identifying code. The auto-event feature is in operative communication with an electronic calendar application running on a processor-based device to automatically create at least one event entry for the advertised event within the electronic calendar application using at least a portion of the event information.09-06-2012
20120259958SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ON-DEMAND DELIVERY OF OPERATING SYSTEM AND/OR APPLICATIONS - A system includes a module to determine a dependency between at least one operating system and at least one application, an interface module to permit an independent selection of an operating system image and an application image, a service to stream a first portion of the application image, and to stream, on-demand, a second portion of the application image, and a memory to store at least one of the operating system image and the application image. The at least one application is compatible with the at least one operating system. Methods and machine-readable medium, and hardware apparatus are provided.10-11-2012
20120259956SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A DYNAMIC CHANGE IN SERVER OPERATING CONDITION IN A SECURED SERVER NETWORK - A system and method of implementing a dynamic change in a server operating condition in a secured server network. A handling server receives a first request from a network device to access a specific service to be processed by a first application server. The handling server sends a first task to a first application server to process the first request, wherein the first task is stored and scheduled in a task processing queue of the first application server. The handling server receives a stand-by status command from the first application server indicating that it is going into a stand-by mode. The handling server does not send any new tasks to the first application server after receiving the stand-by status command. The handling server receives a first output result associated with the first task from the first application server, wherein the handling server sends the first output result to the network device.10-11-2012
20120259955SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTIPLE COMPUTER DATALOADING USING A STANDARD DATALOADER - Systems and methods for multiple computer dataloading using a standard dataloader are provided. In one embodiment, a method for simultaneously uploading duplicate data to a plurality of computers comprises: performing a handshake message exchange with a dataloader to determine a MAC address for a target node; conducting a data transfer between the dataloader and the target node by forwarding a file transfer protocol message having the MAC address for the target node from the dataloader to the target node; forwarding the file transfer protocol message to at least one node other than the target node, wherein the at least one node and the target node both consume the file transfer protocol message; and selectively suppressing one or more response messages generated by the at least one node from reaching the dataloader.10-11-2012
20090024720VOICE-ENABLED WEB PORTAL SYSTEM - A voice-enabled web portal system includes a web portal server and a call manager software module. The web portal server is operable to download data according to parameters of a web portal. The call manager software module is operable to accept a voice query from a user via telephone, to retrieve a portion of the downloaded data in response to the voice query, and to provide the portion of downloaded data to the user via telephone. A method of providing information from a web portal includes downloading data via a web portal according to parameters of the web portal at a predetermined time interval, filtering the downloaded data to produce portal information, and selectively providing portions of the portal information in response to a voice query.01-22-2009
20090024721Image Information Sharing System - In an image information sharing system (01-22-2009
20110125877SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GLOBAL LOAD BALANCING OF REQUESTS FOR CONTENT BASED ON MEMBERSHIP STATUS OF A USER WITH ONE OR MORE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for directing a user request for content over a network to a given content server on the basis of one or more rules. The method of the present invention comprises receiving a request for content form a user, the request for content including a profile of the user identifying one or more characteristics associated with the user. One or more rules are retrieved for identifying a content server to which a request for content is to be delivered, the one or more rules including at least one of business rules, network rules, and user profile rules. The one or more retrieved rules are applied to the request for content to identify a content server to which the request for content is to be delivered and the request for content is delivered to the identified content server.05-26-2011
20120233294ADAPTIVE WEB SERVER - A data service system in a data access network system is described. The data service system includes a content server that stores content files for access by external access requests. Each of the content files is stored in a full content format and an adapted or degraded content format which is less resource-intensive to serve than the full content format. The data service system also includes an adaptive load control system which is coupled to the content server to pass the access requests to the content server. The adaptive load control system modifies an access request to access the corresponding content file in the adapted content format when the content server is in an overload condition such that the content server can be maintained at safe load conditions. A method of maintaining the content server at safe load conditions is also described.09-13-2012
20120233293Parallel Upload and Download of Large Files Using Bittorrent - Several different embodiments of a segmented object storage system are described. The object storage system divides files into a number of object segments, each segment corresponding to a portion of the object, and stores each segment individually in the cloud storage system. The system also generates and stores a manifest file describing the relationship of the various segments to the original data file. Requests to retrieve the segmented file are fulfilled by consulting the manifest file and using the information from the manifest to reconstitute the original data file from the constituent segments. Modifying, appending to, or truncating the object is accomplished by manipulating individual segments and the manifest file. In further embodiments, manipulation of the individual object segments and/or the manifest is used to implement copy-on-write, snapshotting, software transactional memory, and peer-to-peer transmission of the large file.09-13-2012
20130173758PARALLEL STREAMING - Embodiments of the present invention set forth techniques for a content player to stream a media file using multiple network connections. To stream the media file, the content player downloads metadata associated with a requested media file, establishes a network connection with multiple content servers (or multiple network connections with a single content server or both) and begins requesting portions of the media file. In response, the requested portions are transmitted to the content player. The content player may employ a predictive multi-connection scheduling approach to determine which network connection to use in downloading a given chunk.07-04-2013
20080301260Method and User Interface for Accessing Groups of Media Assets - Improved systems and methods to navigate, browse, search and/or playback digital media assets (e.g., media items) hosted on a media server are disclosed. One embodiment of the invention pertains to a user interface arrangement, such as a hierarchical menu system, that facilitates navigation, browsing and playing of media items remotely stored on a media server. The user interface arrangement enables user scrolling or browsing with respect to a list or set of information pertaining to media items, where the list or set can be expanded to include information for additional media items that are subsequently acquired. The user interface arrangement can also present and permit navigation of categorized media items. The user interface arrangement can be presented on a display device associated with a client device. In one embodiment, the display device can be a television and the client device can be an electronic apparatus that can couple to the media server via a network.12-04-2008
20080301265METHOD FOR INTERFACING SCANNED PRODUCT INFORMATION WITH A SOURCE FOR THE PRODUCT OVER A GLOBAL NETWORK - A method for interfacing scanned product information with a source for the product over a global network. A method is provided for obtaining information regarding the source of a product from a remote information source location on a global communication network utilizing a product code associated with the product and unique thereto. The product code associated with the product is scanned with a scanner at a user location on the global communication network to extract the information contained in the unique product code therefrom. A unique scan ID code is associated with the scanning operation and a packet of information assembled that is comprised of the extracted product code and the unique scan ID code to provide a routing packet. The user location is then connected to the remote information source location utilizing the routing packet and in response to the step of scanning, wherein the routing packet is representative of the location of the remote information source location on the global communication network through an association with a routing table.12-04-2008
20080301264METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PERSONALIZED ONLINE SERVICES AND ADVERTISEMENT IN PUBLIC SPACES - A method and system for providing personalized and integrated online services for communications and commercial transactions both in private and public venues. The invention provides personalized information that is conveniently accessible through a network of public access stations (or terminals) which are enabled by a personal system access card (e.g., smart card). The invention also provides advertisers the opportunity to directly engage actual and potential user-consumers with selected advertising or marketing content based on each user's profile and usage history.12-04-2008
20080301263Method of Delivering Difference Map Data - The present invention provides, in a car navigation system, a unit of notifying a user of the update contents of map data prior to the downloading of the map data. A vehicle-mounted terminal sets a difference update area in accordance with a selection made by a user and sends a difference update request to a map updating server. If an update mode in this case is “update after outline display”, the vehicle-mounted terminal downloads an outline update map from the map updating server. The outline update map is displayed on a display unit of a display. Here, when a download start button displayed on the display unit is depressed, the vehicle-mounted terminal downloads a detailed update map from the map updating server. The detailed update map is then displayed on the display unit of the display. Furthermore, an updating process is performed on the map data stored in a terminal DB.12-04-2008
20080301262INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing system includes: first and second information processing devices for performing communication through a network, which include a first transmission unit for, in the case of data to be downloaded being selected, transmitting a data download request to the second information processing device along with downloaded data identification information, and third information processing device identification information, and a second transmission unit for transmitting a data download request to the third information processing device identified with the data identification information and the device identification information in response to the download request from the first information processing device, respectively; and a third information processing device for downloading data through the network from a distribution server for distributing data, which includes a download unit for downloading data identified with the data identification information from the distribution server in response to the download request from the second information processing device.12-04-2008
20080301261DATA FILE EDIT SYSTEM, STORAGE MEDIUM, PROCESS SERVER, AND USER CLIENT - A process server is included in a data file edit system together with a file storage unit that stores a data file to be shared so as to be accessed only from a client, a provider client and a user client, and comprises an edit request receiving unit that receives an edit request; a generation unit that generates edit process attribute information which contains process identifying information of an edit process to be carried out in response to the edit request and its own server identifying information; an attribute information transmitting unit that transmits the edit process attribute information to the provider client having transmitted the edit request; and an editing unit that carries out an edit process specified by the edit instruction information, on a data file stored in the file information memory, and storing edited data generated in the edit process in an edited data memory.12-04-2008
20110055357SERVER APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR GENERATING NAVIGATION INFORMATION - A server apparatus includes, a transceiver unit to transmit to a communication apparatus a web page having link information to each of a plurality of contents, to transmit to the communication apparatus a content requested by the communication apparatus among the plurality of contents, and to transmit to the communication apparatus navigation information that includes link information to any of the plurality of contents; a storage unit to store identification information for identifying each of the plurality of contents and reference information indicating whether each content corresponding to the identification information is transmitted to the communication apparatus; and a generation unit to generate, on the basis of the reference information, the navigation information which does not include the link information corresponding to the content requested by the communication apparatus from among the plurality of contents.03-03-2011
20110131299NETWORKED MULTIMEDIA ENVIRONMENT ALLOWING ASYNCHRONOUS ISSUE TRACKING AND COLLABORATION USING MOBILE DEVICES - Online collaboration using multimedia content may be implemented by a server communicatively coupled to mobile computing devices such as smart phones and PDAs, as well as desk top computing systems. Users may create memorandums using a variety of different types of content. The memorandums may address particular issues, for example a project, issue, or trouble tracking item. Users can create stories for the memorandums, for example narrating or otherwise explaining elements of the issue, replicating a face-to-face discussion in an asynchronous manner.06-02-2011
20110131296METHOD FOR MANAGING CONTENTS AND DISPLAY APPARATUS THEREOF - Embodiments relates to a method for managing contents and a display apparatus using the method, and the method include: displaying at least one icon representing contents provider and icons representing user contents service; receiving a selection of a first icon corresponding to a first contents provider in the displayed icons; and storing information on user's contents in contents provided from the first contents provider to correspond to the user contents service.06-02-2011
20120265859Synchronized Video System - A method for media processing includes providing a source media clip, which includes at least source audio data, via a network to a client device. A media recording, including client video and client audio data recorded by a user of the client device while playing the source audio data, is received via the network from the client device. The received media recording is synchronized with the source media clip and is mixed with the source media clip to generate a mixed media clip. The mixed media clip is transmitted to client devices over the network for playback by users of the client devices.10-18-2012
20120265858STREAMING PORTIONS OF A QUILTED GRAPHIC 2D IMAGE REPRESENTATION FOR RENDERING INTO A DIGITAL ASSET - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for streaming portions of a quilted graphic 2D image representation for rendering into a digital asset. One or more digital assets (e.g., audio data, video data, geospatial data, etc.) are encoded as series of graphical representations and quilted into a quilted graphic 2D image representation. Encoding takes redundancies (and possibly also levels of resolution) within successive graphic image representations into account, reducing (potentially substantially) resource consumption when storing and transmitting digital assets. Portions of the quilted graphic 2D image representation can be unquilted and streamed to other computer systems. The streamed data can be decoded at the other computer systems to recreate digital asset portions. Decoding can take the redundancies into account to recreate full (or lower resolution) representations of digital assets from the encoded graphical representations quilted into the quilted graphic 2D image representation.10-18-2012
20120265856SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA STREAMING IN A COMPUTER NETWORK - A method is provided in one embodiment and includes establishing a video session involving an endpoint and a server; evaluating network criteria associated with characteristics that can affect a bit rate for the video session; and communicating bit rate hint data, which is based on the network criteria, to the endpoint for consideration in a bit rate request. The bit rate request involves streaming data in the video session. The method also includes receiving the bit rate request from the endpoint.10-18-2012
20120265855MAXIMIZING DATA TRANSFER THROUGH MULTIPLE NETWORK DEVICES - A first computer utilizes a logical connection with a second computer. The logical connection comprises multiple physical network connections using multiple physical network devices on the first computer. Two or more of the physical network devices of a logical connection are used to transfer packets of a single data transfer such as a database request or response. A logical connection can include a single physical network device on the second computer creating a one-to-many logical connection or may also include multiple physical network devices on the second computer creating a many-to-many logical connection.10-18-2012
20120239787FAST SETUP RESPONSE PREDICTION - Mechanisms are provided to accelerate Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) setup messages. A client transmits an RTSP request to a server. The server responds to the request and preemptively responds with acknowledgements for messages not yet received. For example, a server responds to an RTSP describe message with an RTSP describe acknowledgement, an RTSP setup acknowledgement, and an RTSP play response before setup and play messages are received by the server or even transmitted by the client. The client processes the anticipatory responses and transmits setup and play responses when the anticipatory responses are processed.09-20-2012
20120239786RECOMMENDED ALTERATION TO A PROCESSING SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method, processing system and a computer readable medium for determining a recommended alteration to a client processing system. In one aspect, the processing system comprises: 09-20-2012
20120239785SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR USING MULTICHANNEL FILE DELIVERY OVER UNIDIRECTIONAL TRANSPORT ("FLUTE") PROTOCOL FOR DELIVERING DIFFERENT CLASSES OF FILES IN A BROADCAST NETWORK - Embodiments provide bandwidth efficient mechanisms for delivering data to a receiver device via a wireless broadcast network such that data may be assembled in the receiver device for use by a local application. In the various embodiments, data files may be broadcast as content elements via the broadcast network using the FLUTE protocol during a FLUTE session. In an embodiment, the content elements may be broadcast according to a broadcast schedule that may identify a time at which the content elements will be broadcast and the broadcast schedule may be communicated in a file delivery table (FDT) transmitted during a FLUTE session.09-20-2012
20120239784Communication System and Peer to Peer Transmission Method - A communication system capable of performing peer-to-peer transmission is disclosed. The communication system includes a plurality of client groups, a plurality of first switches, coupled to the plurality of client groups, respectively, a second switch, and a plurality of servers, coupled to the plurality of first switches via the second switch, for storing a plurality of files. A first server of the plurality of servers and a first client group of the plurality of client groups transmits a first file stored in the first server in a peer-to-peer manner, to deploy the first file in all clients of the first client group.09-20-2012
20120239783REMOTE OPERATION SYSTEM AND REMOTE OPERATION METHOD FOR TERMINAL - A remote system allows a user terminal to execute a program other than those preliminarily stored in the user terminal through remote operation of the user terminal even if a user who receives remote operation cannot operate the user terminal. In the remote system 09-20-2012
20120239782Method and Apparatus Pertaining to Pushing Content Via A Push Proxy Gateway - A network element accepts push registrations from each of a plurality of communication devices. These push registrations can include a pushed-content address and identification of a push proxy gateway type to use when pushing the content to the communication device. Upon receiving content from a push application to push to a given communication device along with the device's address, the network element can use that address to identify the push proxy gateway type to use when forwarding the content via a push proxy gateway to the intended recipient device.09-20-2012
20110047251METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE CONTENT SERVICE OF UBIQUITOUS ENVIRONMENT AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM - Disclosed are a method and a system for providing an interactive content service of a Ubiquitous environment, and a computer-readable recording medium. The system for providing an interactive content service of a Ubiquitous environment includes an information generator for receiving content transmitted from an information provider including a content providing medium, processing the received content such that a receiver implements a content service screen and/or a content service control function, and transmitting the processed content, and a network for providing communication between the information generator and the receiver.02-24-2011
20110047250ENTERING CONTACTS IN A COMMUNICATION MESSAGE ON A MOBILE DEVICE - Embodiments described herein provide a user with the ability to enter and validate contact addresses when composing a message on a mobile device. The user may access at least one of a local contact address data store and a remote contact address data store when entering and validating contact addresses.02-24-2011
20110047249DETERMINING A PROPERTY OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A mobile communication device (02-24-2011
20110047248SHARED DATA TRANSMITTING METHOD, SERVER, AND SYSTEM - A data transmission method, a server and a data transmission system are provided. The data transmission method includes receiving data, storing data, selecting data based on device information, and transmitting the selected data, resulting in a more convenient sharing and utilization of data.02-24-2011
20110047247SYNCHRONIZED PLAYBACK OF MEDIA PLAYERS - A method for synchronized playback of media players, including selecting, by each of a plurality of media players, a multimedia file to be played, monitoring, by each of the plurality of media players, the environment for an external trigger, and upon detection of the external trigger, playing, by each of the plurality of media players, the selected multimedia file.02-24-2011
20110047245PUSHING IDENTITY INFORMATION - A system allows a user to send alias information or receive alias information during a communication between two communication devices. Alias information is identity information for a user that identifies the user on a social media site or network (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). The alias information can be stored in a contacts program or other data store. During a web-based telephone call between two IP-enabled phones, the alias information may be retrieved. The alias information can then be sent to the other IP-enabled phone or to another device associated with the calling party. In response to receiving the alias information, the calling party can automatically retrieve information associated with the called party and the alias from one or more social media sites.02-24-2011
20120324060Method of data collection among participating content providers in a distributed network - A content delivery network (CDN) service provider extends a content delivery network to gather information on atomically identifiable web clients (called “user agents”) as such computer-implemented entities interact with the CDN across different domains being managed by the CDN service provider. The data system tracks user agents, preferably via cookies, although one or more passive techniques may be used. A user agent may be a cookie-able device having a cookie store. As the user agent navigates across sites, a CDN-specific unique identifier used by the system to correlate user agents is generated. Preferably, the unique identifier is stored as an encrypted cookie. The unique identifier represents one user agent (and, thus, one cookie-able device's store). The system tracks user agent behavior on and across customer sites that are served by the CDN, and these behaviors are classified into identifiable “segments” that may be used to create a profile.12-20-2012
20120324057METHOD FOR PROVIDING A TARGET APPLICATION - The present invention relates to a method for providing a target application on a terminal, said method including the following steps: transferring a deployment application from a server to the terminal, said application being an Internet application; transferring at least one module of the target application from a server, said transfer being triggered by the deployment application; executing the target application, said execution being triggered by the deployment application; and intercepting at least one query coming from the target application.12-20-2012
20120324056METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HITLESS REDUNDANCY IN DATA STREAMING - A resilient data transfer capability is provided. The resilient data transfer capability is provided in a system including active and backup servers configured for supporting a TCP connection to a client. The resilient data transfer capability provides for continuation of the TCP connection with the client, using the backup server, upon failure of the active server, thereby enabling continuation of a TCP data transfer to the client via the TCP connection when the active server from which the client is downloading the data fails during the middle of the TCP data transfer. In this manner, the resilient data transfer capability enables the backup server to assume responsibility for the TCP connection from the active server without causing any associated problems (e.g., without resetting the TCP connection or causing any client side errors).12-20-2012
20120324059System, Process and Software Arrangement for Providing Multidimensional Recommendations/Suggestions - A process, system and computer software are provided to facilitate at least one recommendation to one or more users and/or one or more applications using multidimensional data. In particular, a multidimensional space is defined, wherein each dimension is capable of providing variable information. At least one dimension corresponds to user profiles. The multidimensional space is filled with multidimensional data corresponding to dimensions of the multidimensional space. Then, information from the multidimensional space is retrieved. Further, the recommendation is generated based on the retrieved information. In addition, it is possible to generate a recommendation-specific query. This can be performed by generating the recommendation-specific query to access a multidimensional cube and retrieve data stored therein. Then, the recommendation can be issued based on the data retrieved from the multidimensional cube.12-20-2012
20120324058PLAYLISTS FOR REAL-TIME OR NEAR REAL-TIME STREAMING - Methods and apparatuses for real-time or near real-time streaming of content using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method includes dividing a stream of data, representing the contiguous time based content of a program (e.g. a live video broadcast), into a plurality of distinct media files, and generating a playlist file having a plurality of tags and Universal Resource Indicators (URIs) indicating an order of presentation of the plurality of distinct media files. The plurality of media files and the playlist file can be made available for transmission to a client device which can retrieve the media files using the playlist file.12-20-2012
20120271922Methods and System for Efficient Data Transfer Over Hybrid Fiber Coax Infrastructure - The invention is directed to a method for providing client-server data transfer over a Hybrid Fiber Coax network, comprising interfacing, at a client, a channel, wherein the channel is one of a video channel and a DOCSIS channel, intercepting a content request made from an end-user computing device, notifying a server of a relevant intercepted message via one of using an interactive channel and tagging the request, selecting content sent by the server over the channel, processing the content selected so as to return it to its IP traffic format, and forwarding the content in its IP traffic format to the end-user computing device.10-25-2012
20120271921Arrangement and Method for Providing Data to a User - A data retrieving node and a method in a data retrieving node in a communication system are provided for providing information on activities and situation of a user to a Complex Event Processing (CEP) engine. The data retrieving node comprises a communication unit adapted to receive an event initiation notification, which event initiation notification comprises an identification of the user. The data retrieving node further comprises a processing unit adapted to, in response to the event notification, request and obtain data relating to the user, from a plurality of data nodes, via the communication unit. The processing unit is further adapted to provide the obtained data to the CEP engine in one or more data streams via the communication unit.10-25-2012
20110231523Mass Generation of Individual Virtual Servers, Virtual Web Sites, and Virtual Web Objects - Techniques for inducing a contact to invoke a resource prepared by a promoter when the resource resides on a network include generating a resource location description for the resource. The resource location description includes a name of the contact. The promoter provides access to the resource at a location on the network according to the resource location description and also prepares a message to notify the contact about the resource location description. Thus a promoter can provide a web site for each contact whom the promoter has identified. Each web site can have a domain name that prominently displays the contact's identity. The psychological benefit to the contact of finding a web site devoted to the contact and with the contact's own identity as part of the domain name conditions the contact favorably and increases the chances that the result sought by the promoter will be achieved.09-22-2011
20110238791TECHNIQUES FOR DISTRIBUTING NETWORK PROVIDER DIGITAL CONTENT TO CUSTOMER PREMISES NODES - Techniques for distributing digital content include receiving provider content over a network connection at a customer premises node located on premises of a first customer. The provider content is offered by a network service provider different from the first customer. Provider data based on the provider content is stored in non-volatile storage on the customer premises node of the first customer. It is determined whether conditions are satisfied for sending the provider content to a second customer different from the first customer. If it is determined that such conditions are satisfied, then the provider data is retrieved from the non-volatile storage, and data based on the provider data is sent over the network connection for receipt by the second customer. Thereby a customer premises node serves as a cache of provider content for other customer premises nodes on the same last mile segment or access network.09-29-2011
20120131148CLIENT DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - There is provided a client device including a storage section which stores content data, a control section which acquires content identification information for identifying the content data stored in the storage section, and a transmission section which transmits, to a server device, a registration request including user identification information for identifying a user who uses the client device and the content identification information acquired by the control section, and which, when the server device holds the content data identified by the content identification information, causes the server device to hold information obtained by associating the user identification information with the content identification information as user-specific registration information.05-24-2012
20120278446SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT NETWORKING FOR LARGE FILE TRANSACTIONS - A novel overlay networking method designed specifically to handle the large file transfers that constitute a large and growing portion of media-rich Internet traffic is disclosed. The proposed system and method uses large (e.g., 10 MB) packets or Media Frames (MF) and orderly concatenations of these frames into chains (MC) to achieve a considerable reduction in power consumption relative to current IP Internet routers. Transmission of each MC is scheduled, while individual MFs are routed directly in interstices within MCs.11-01-2012
20120278449BIT RATE STREAM SWITCHING - Embodiments for changing bit rates in streaming media are provided. As portions of a streaming media file are downloaded for playback, the size of the portion is compared with an expected size determined prior to initiating playback of streaming AV data. The portion of the media file may be padded such that the size of the portion matches the size specified prior to initiating playback of streaming AV data.11-01-2012
20120278448Method and System for Accessing Microblog, and Method and System for Sending Pictures on Microblog Website - The present disclosure provides a method and a system for accessing a microblog and a method and a system for sending a picture on a microblog website, and relates to the field of computer technology. The present disclosure includes: prestoring an original picture and a text at a server, and correspondingly storing a thumbnail picture corresponding to the original picture; the server sends the text and the thumbnail picture to the mobile terminal when the mobile terminal sends a request to the server to access the microblog; the server sends the original picture to the mobile terminal when the mobile terminal sends an original picture downloading request to the server to request for obtaining the original picture corresponding to the thumbnail picture. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, a text and a picture are stored separately at a server, and the picture may comprise an original picture and a thumbnail picture. In this way, when a mobile terminal accesses a microblog at the server, the thumbnail picture may be sent to the mobile terminal; and the original picture corresponding to the thumbnail picture is sent to the mobile terminal upon a request from the mobile terminal, so as to reduce the amount of data transmission.11-01-2012
20120278447System and Method for Optimization of Network Delivery of Streaming Data - A system and method for optimizing network delivery of streaming data is provided. Streaming delivery of data using point-to-point transmitters and broadcast transmitters can be dynamically controlled to maximize the usage of network resources. Current usage of respective systems can be analyzed, as can projected usage be analyzed. Network resources can be reallocated, and connecting devices can be redirected as needed to maintain high efficiency of allocated resources.11-01-2012
20120278445LOAD BALANCING SYSTEM - A relay apparatus adds a program location indicating a source of a correction program, to a response from a server requested of to acquire contents by the client, and transmits a response to the client. The program location contains tags identifying a response transmitting server and the relay apparatus as parameters. Upon receiving the response from the server via the relay apparatus, the client transmits a correction program acquisition request containing the parameters to a destination (management server) indicated by the program location. Upon receiving the request, the management server generates a correction program which rewrites a contents link, based on the parameters included in the request and transmits it to the client as a response. The client rewrites a contents link destination on the basis of the acquired correction program.11-01-2012
20120278444Information Processing Apparatus - According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first communication module, a second communication module, a server information acquisition module and a data providing module. The first communication module is configured to execute data communication with a server connected to the apparatus via a network. The second communication module is configured to execute proximity wireless communication with respect to an external device. The server information acquisition module is configured to acquire server information from the external device via the proximity wireless communication by the second communication module. The server information is various information items associated with servers accessible by the external device. The data providing module is configured to provide data managed on the server to the external device based on server information acquired by the server information acquisition module.11-01-2012
20120278443SERVER, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, a server includes a communication module, an acquisition module, a generator, and a transmitter. In response to an access request to content stored in a storage server received via the communication module from an information terminal connected thereto, the acquisition module acquires the content and layout information related to display layout of the content from the storage server. The generator generates display data to display the content on a web browser in the display layout based on the layout information. The transmitter transmits the display data to the information terminal via the communication module.11-01-2012
20120278440Dynamic Transaction-Persistent Server Load Balancing - The present disclosure describes a system for dynamic transaction-persistent server load balancing. The disclosed system receives a client request associated with a new transaction. In response to receiving the client request, the system dynamically infers relative capacities of a plurality of servers coupled to the device in a network. In particular, the system maintains a set of variables corresponding to the servers. Each variable indicates a number of outstanding requests transmitted from the device to a respective server. The system infers relative server capacities and transmission latencies between the device and the servers based on a comparison of current values of the variables. The system identifies and selects a server associated with high capacity or low transmission latency between the device and the server relative to one or more other servers, and transmits an outstanding request corresponding to the client request from the new transaction to the identified server.11-01-2012
20110252118REAL-TIME OR NEAR REAL-TIME STREAMING - Methods and apparatuses provide real-time or near real-time streaming of content, specified in one or more playlists, using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method can execute a user application on a client device to present media files and to control presentation of the media files. The method can further run a media serving process on the client device to retrieve a playlist specifying the media files and a media source at which the media files are available, to retrieve the media files from the media source, and to decode the media files retrieved. The media serving process can call the user application to process a custom URL in order to obtain an object referred to by the custom URL.10-13-2011
20120089706MOBILE FILE UPLOADER - A mobile file uploading system is provided that includes a browser receiving a request to upload one or more selective files and issues a first message. A server receives the first message and determines whether the first message is requesting a download of a first software application, and if so, the server downloads to the user desktop the first software application where the browser executes the first software application. A file upload module is created when the browser completely executes the first software application. The file upload module manages uploading the one or more selective files from the user desktop to the server when a second message is sent by the browser. The file upload module initiates communications with the server and also issues one or more file system calls to a file system on the user desktop to retrieve the one or more selective files for uploading.04-12-2012
20120089705SERVICE MANAGEMENT USING USER EXPERIENCE METRICS - A method, system, and computer usable program product to determine a first mood of the user, where the first mood is based on a characteristic of the user at a first time during the providing of an online service and to determine a second mood of the user, where the second mood is based on a characteristic of the user at a second time during the providing of the online service. The first mood of the user and the second mood of the user are compared to determine a delta or change in mood of the user.04-12-2012
20110276664SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLASSIFYING AND TRANSFERRING INFORMATION IN A STORAGE NETWORK - Systems and methods for data classification to facilitate and improve data management within an enterprise are described. The disclosed systems and methods evaluate and define data management operations based on data characteristics rather than data location, among other things. Also provided are methods for generating a data structure of metadata that describes system data and storage operations. This data structure may be consulted to determine changes in system data rather than scanning the data files themselves.11-10-2011
20110276663CONTROLLING A DEVICE BASED UPON STEGANOGRAPHICALLY ENCODED DATA - A method includes receiving, at a first device, data representing a graphic. The graphic includes non-uniformly toned regions with information steganographically encoded therein. The steganographically encoded information is decoded from the received data. The method also includes communicating with a second device and receiving data from the second device. An aspect of operation of the first device is controlled in accordance with the data received from the second device. The data received from the second device is a function of the decoded information.11-10-2011
20110276662METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING MULTIMEDIA STREAMING FILE FORMAT, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SERVICING MULTIMEDIA STREAMING USING THE MULTIMEDIA STREAMING FILE FORMAT - A method of constructing a multimedia streaming file format, and a method and apparatus for servicing multimedia streaming using the multimedia streaming file format, the method of constructing the multimedia streaming file format including the operations of arranging a plurality of mdat boxes that store multimedia data, and a moof box that stores metadata related to the multimedia data stored in the plurality of mdat boxes; and generating a fragment using the plurality of mdat boxes that store the multimedia data, and using the moof box that stores the metadata related to the multimedia data stored in the plurality of mdat boxes, wherein the plurality of mdat boxes are positioned ahead of the moof box.11-10-2011
20110276660RELAY SERVER, METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF SAME, AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION OF SAME - Security is maintained in a data communication system while minimizing the frequency with which communication is carried out. A data transmitting server and a relay server communicate based upon https utilizing port 443 of a firewall. When query data is transmitted from the data transmitting server to the relay server, the relay server determines whether there is a data request from a mobile telephone within a fixed period of time. If there is a data request from the mobile telephone within the fixed period of time, the requested data is transmitted from the data transmitting server to the relay server in response to this data request. This requested data is transferred from the relay server to the mobile telephone.11-10-2011
20110276659SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTIMEDIA SERVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed herein are a system and a method for providing multimedia service capable of rapidly providing various types of large-capacity multimedia contents and various sensory effects of the multimedia contents to users in real time, which receive sensory effect information representing sensory effects of multimedia contents corresponding to the multimedia services and encode the sensory effect information into command information of binary representation, depending on service requests of multimedia services that users want to receive and transmit command information of the binary representation to the user devices, respectively, so as to provide the sensory effects to the users through the device command of the user devices depending on the command information of the binary representation.11-10-2011
20110276658Systems and Methods for a Bidirectional Multi-Function Communication Module - Systems and methods are disclosed for bidirectional multifunction communication between a computing device and applications located at an external server. The bidirectional communications allows an operation to be performed on a file using a computing device and an external server. In one implementation, an application resides on a desktop computer that is connected to the Internet. The application sends a request to an external server accessible through the Internet using a bidirectional communication system. The server accepts and processes the request and provides data back to the computer via the same bidirectional communication system. A user may then access the data, manipulate it and provide an additional request to the server via the bidirectional communication system.11-10-2011
20110276657METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE DELIVERY OF LARGE CONTENT ASSETS TO A MOBILE DEVICE OVER A MOBILE NETWORK - A method allows for content that exceeds the maximum size limit imposed by mobile infrastructures to be delivered to mobile devices. To accomplish this, the application splits large files into smaller chunks of data and sends the individual chunks to the mobile device, reassembling them on the device.11-10-2011
20110276656WRITING A FILE TO A CLOUD STORAGE SOLUTION - Systems and methods of the present invention provide for a user uploading a file and a customized metadata about the file to a file storage system. This information may be forwarded to an application, possibly an API, which may divide the file into a plurality of file chunks if the file is greater than a predetermined file size. One or more tracker servers may check a database to locate optimal file locations for the file or file chunks to be stored within the file storage system. These optimal locations may be returned from the tracker servers to the application/API which may perform an HTTP request to write the file to the file storage system. The file write may be validated and finalized, and the successful write may be displayed to the user on a user interface on a client.11-10-2011
20120331109SYSTEM FOR DATA ROUTING IN NETWORKS - An integrated security system integrates broadband and mobile access and control with conventional security systems and premise devices to provide a tri-mode security network having remote connectivity and access. The integrated security system delivers remote premise monitoring and control functionality to conventional monitored premise protection and complements existing premise protection equipment. The integrated security system integrates into the premise network and couples wirelessly with the conventional security panel, enabling broadband access to premise security systems. Automation devices can be added, enabling users to remotely see live video or pictures and control home devices via a personal web portal or other client device. Camera management enables automatic configuration and management of cameras in the premise network. The camera management extends to remote control and monitoring from outside the firewall of the premise network to include routing of images or video from a streaming source device to a requesting client device.12-27-2012
20120096130METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR BANDWIDTH CONTROL - The embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, an apparatus and a system for bandwidth control, wherein the method comprises: acquiring and identifying a HTTP request message of a stream media-on-demand service, and forwarding the HTTP request message of the stream media-on-demand service to a media server; receiving a HTTP response message which is returned from the media server and corresponds to the HTTP request message of the stream media-on-demand service; parsing the HTTP response message, and obtaining a playback bit-rate of a stream media file to be transmitted; determining a transmission bandwidth allocated practically for the stream media-on-demand service according to comparison result between the playback bit-rate and a user subscription bandwidth allocated initially for the stream media-on-demand service; and controlling the transmission of the stream media file by adopting the determined transmission bandwidth.04-19-2012
20120096129SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR UPDATING CLIENT-SIDE DISPLAYS OF PAGES - A page update handler enables a browser to update the display of a page with data received from a server. For example, a page may initially be displayed with a visual display object that serves as a placeholder for data being retrieved by the server; once the server retrieves the data and sends it to the browser, the page update hander may populate the display object with the data. As another example, the server may predictively retrieve data in anticipation of a user performing a particular action on a page, and may send this data to the browser in a hidden format; if the user subsequently performs the action, the page update handler may update the displayed page with the predictively retrieved data.04-19-2012
20120096128Systems and Methods for Determining the Location of a Request on a Content Delivery Network - A domain name server includes a processor operable to receive a domain name system request, determine a source Internet protocol address of the request, and in response to determining the source Internet protocol address to send a prompt to a client system associated with the source Internet protocol address and receive a reply from the client system. In response to receiving the reply the processor selects a content server that is closer to the source Internet protocol address than another content server. In response to selecting the content server the processor composes a file including a list of domain names that are associated with the content delivery network and an Internet protocol address associated with the content server. The processor sends the file to the client system.04-19-2012
20120096127DISTRIBUTED DECENTRALIZED DATA STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL - Systems and methods for distributed, decentralized storage and retrieval of data in an extensible SOAP environment are disclosed. Such systems and methods decentralize not only the bandwidth required for data storage and retrieval, but also the computational requirements. Accordingly, such systems and methods alleviate the need for one node to do all the storage and retrieval processing, and no single node is required to send or receive all the data.04-19-2012
20120096126SERVER APPARATUS AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING VIDEO DATA - When a camera server receives an instruction involving invalidation of viewing limitation (masking processing) of video from a privileged client, the camera server limits viewing of video data with respect to a general client and a recording client. The camera server stores the video data of a limited period in a secondary storage device. When the camera server receives an instruction involving validation of the viewing limitation from the privileged client, the camera server transmits the stored video data of the limiting period to the recording client.04-19-2012
20120096125METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING A SPEAKER SYSTEM - Certain embodiments provide methods and systems for managing a sound profile. An example method includes accessing a playback device on a network. The example method includes displaying a graphic interface to allow a user to adjust the sound profile, wherein the sound profile includes a plurality of parameters for user adjustment. The example method includes saving the sound profile. The example method includes processing an audio signal at the playback device according to the sound profile, wherein user adjustments to the sound profile are used to configure the playback device to process the audio signal upon saving the sound profile.04-19-2012
20120096124RANDOM LINEAR CODING APPROACH TO DISTRIBUTED DATA STORAGE - A method and computer program product for providing a random linear coding approach to distributed data storage is presented. A file is broken into a plurality of pieces. For every peer (peer means storage-location with limited storage space), the number of coded-pieces the peer can store is determined. Each of the coded-piece is determined by taking random linear combination of all the pieces of the entire file. The associate code-vector is stored for every coded-piece. The file is retrieved by collecting code-vectors and the coded-pieces from the peers and viewing the collected code-vectors as a matrix. When a dimension of the matrix is equal to the number of pieces of the file, the file is recovered using the collection of code vectors in the matrix.04-19-2012
20120096123 METHOD AND AN ARRANGEMENT FOR HANDLING RESOURCE DATA - A method and an arrangement for providing resource data for at least one resource to a watching client. A subscription request for resource data regarding a resource sent from a watching client is received (04-19-2012
20120096122System and method for facilitating remote downloading - A method for facilitating remote downloading, in accordance with particular embodiments, includes receiving, at a proxy server maintained by a wireless service provider, a remote download request. The remote download request is relayed to the proxy server via at least one component of a wireless service provider's network. The remote download request includes an address associated with at least one file hosted by a remote server. The method also includes downloading the at least one file from the remote server to the proxy server. Upon detecting a presence of the endpoint, the method includes transferring the at least one file from the proxy server to the endpoint via a femto base station associated with the endpoint.04-19-2012
20120096121HOME NETWORK VIDEO PEER-TO-PEER FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A device receives, from a user device, a request for content from a home network, and sends a notification of the request for content to a home network device. The device receives, from the home network device, a selection list of particular content, provides, to the user device, the selection list, and receives, from the user device, a content selection from the selection list. The device sends, to the home network device, the content selection, and receives, from the home network device, an indication that content corresponding to the content selection has been uploaded to a content delivery network. The device sends, to the user device, instructions to retrieve the content from the content delivery network.04-19-2012
20120331112INFORMATION SEARCH METHOD, INFORMATION SEARCH SERVER, AND INFORMATION SEARCH SYSTEM - In an information search server 12-27-2012
20120331111SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEAMLESSLY INCREASING DOWNLOAD THROUGHPUT - A system and method for seamlessly increasing download throughput in a wireless wide area network (WWAN) device is herein disclosed. Remote file servers frequently impose per connection transfer limits upon host devices that are requesting files for download. In order to bypass these limitations, a WWAN device acting as a proxy server can replace a single file request with a series of independent requests over multiple connections, each requesting a separate portion of the original file. The blocks of requested data can then be reassembled at the WWAN device before being transferred to the device requesting the file. A user of the requesting device can therefore benefit from increased download rates, yet without having to download or install any additional software within the requesting device.12-27-2012
20120331110METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING WEB SERVICES AND DEVICES THEREOF - A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and apparatus that determines when a JavaScript file is associated with a received web service request. A JavaScript environment is emulated when the determining indicates the JavaScript file is associated with the received web service request. A JavaScript object including one or more parameters of the received web service request is created. The JavaScript file associated with the received web service request is executed in the emulated JavaScript environment using the the JavaScript object. A web service response is constructed based on the JavaScript object as populated based on the executing. The constructed web service response is provided to a source of the received web service request.12-27-2012
20120331108FILE SHARING VIA LINK GENERATION - Users specify that a file set comprising their files, folders, or other content owned by the users should be made accessible via a link, such as a uniform resource locator (URL). The system which stores and provides access to the files accordingly creates a link that specifies the file set to be made accessible. The users may distribute the link to recipients with whom the file set is to be shared, and the distribution may be performed in any manner that the users choose.12-27-2012
20120331107SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NEGOTIATED ACCELERATED BLOCK OPTION FOR TRIVIAL FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL (TFTP) - Systems and Methods for Negotiated Accelerated Block Option for Trivial File Transfer Protocol are provided. In one embodiment, a method for implementing a negotiated accelerated Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) file transfers, the method comprising: transmitting a TFTP request packet for accelerated transfer from a requesting device to a serving device; receiving a response from the serving device; determining whether to initiate an accelerated transfer by evaluating the response packet from the serving device; and when evaluating the response packet indicates that the serving device accepts acceleration, initiating an accelerated TFTP file transfer using a negotiated block acceleration value, wherein the negotiated block acceleration value is negotiated by the client device and the Accelerated TFTP Server Engine based on one or both of hardware constraint factors and transmission statistics.12-27-2012
20110307586PARTIAL OBJECT DISTRIBUTION IN CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK - Techniques for the distribution of content objects in a content delivery network (CDN) are disclosed. In one embodiment, a CDN distribution server detects the availability of a content object and determines whether the content object is a candidate for distribution. The distribution server may detect the availability of the content object in response to a provider making new or updated content available at a content site or a location within the CDN. The distribution server obtains identifying information for a candidate content object and determines a select portion of the content object to be distributed within the CDN. The select portion can be a predetermined number of bytes located at a predetermined position in the content object, the size and location of which may be determined according to content-specific mapping data. The distribution server may push the select portion of the content object to one or more groups of CDN edge servers absent an end-user request.12-15-2011
20110320572Media Transfer to a Renderer in a Local Network from a Server in a Second Local Network - A method and arrangement in a first device present in a first local network enables the transfer of media from a media server in a second local network to a media renderer in the first local network. A connection is established between the first device and a gateway in the second local network, and the first device creates a port mapping in the gateway for the media server. The first device creates a URL including the created port mapping and a reference to media content stored in the media server and sends the created URL to the media renderer. The media renderer is able to pull the media content from the media server using that URL.12-29-2011
20110320571APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LIVE STREAMING BETWEEN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINALS - An apparatus and method support live streaming between mobile communication terminals. A server Mobile Station (MS) Transport Stream (TS)—multiplexes audio/video data, generates TS data, and transmits the generated TS data in a live streaming scheme to a client MS through an accessed IP based packet service network. A client MS receives the TS data generated by the server MS in the live streaming scheme through the accessed IP based packet service network, TS-demultiplexes the received TS data, and restores the original audio/video data.12-29-2011
20120102156HOST SYSTEM AND REMOTE DEVICE SERVER FOR MAINTAINING VIRTUAL CONNECTIVITY DURING LIVE MIGRATION OF VIRTUAL MACHINE, AND CONNECTIVITY MAINTAINING METHOD USING THE SAME - A host system includes: a virtual machine migration controller for performing live-migration of a virtual machine and driving the virtual machine; and a virtual connection unit for establishing a virtual connection with a remote device server to which a device allocated to the virtual machine is connected. The host system further includes and a virtual controller for providing information for establishing the virtual connection to a destination host of the live-migration, or receiving the information for establishing the virtual connection from a source host from which the live-migration starts and providing the information to the virtual connection unit, driving the virtual machine which has live-migrated.04-26-2012
20120102155COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR PORTABLE TERMINAL - A communication method for a portable terminal preferably includes emitting, by a transmission portable terminal, at least one of light or sound and notifying a server of emission details, sensing, by a reception portable terminal, the emitted light or sound and notifying the server of sensing details. The transmission portable terminal transmits data to the server, and receives by each of one or more reception portable terminals which have sensed the light or sound, the data through the server.04-26-2012
20120102154Cloud-Based Transcoding Platform Systems and Methods - Methods and systems for transcoding in a cloud computing platform are disclosed. According to an embodiment, a receiver receives an uploading file by one data block at a time, and stores the received data blocks in various storage modules. Small segment files are then generated when the size of the received data blocks is larger than a threshold. A transcoder transcodes the small segment files from one format such as a bit rate or a frame size to another while the receiver is still receiving a new data block. The transcoded small segment files may be stitched together to form a stitched file, which may be stored in a storage module to be downloaded through a content distribution network (CDN). The transcoded small segment files may be passed to streaming servers for streaming over a network while the receiver is still receiving a new data block of the uploading file.04-26-2012
20120102153TRIGGERING ACTIONS IN AN INFORMATION FEED SYSTEM - Disclosed are systems, apparatus, methods, and computer readable media for performing actions in response to information updates provided in an information feed. In one implementation, an information update to be displayed in an information feed is received. The information feed may be capable of being displayed on a display device. The information update may be stored in a feed table for display in the information feed. A determination may be made as to whether the information update includes information satisfying a trigger condition associated with a trigger rule. When the information in the information update satisfies the trigger condition, the trigger rule may be activated. The trigger rule may specify a trigger action to perform in association with the information update.04-26-2012
20120102152DYNAMIC CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SAME - Content delivery systems and related methods can provide dynamic content across a network, based on detected network performance. An exemplary content delivery system can comprise a content request unit, a detection unit, and a transmission unit. The content request unit can receive and process content requests from clients, and can instruct the transmission unit to provide the requested content. The detection unit 04-26-2012
20120102158METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR UPLOADING AND DOWNLOADING A CAPTION FILE - A method, system and apparatus for uploading and downloading a caption file are disclosed. The method includes: receiving, by a caption server, file information of a multimedia file and file information of a caption file corresponding to the multimedia file from a client end player; determining, by the caption server, whether the caption server has the caption file according to the file information of the caption file and transmitting a status message indicating whether the caption server has the caption file to the client end player, to enable the client end player to upload the caption file when determining according to the status message that the caption server does not have the caption file. In the solution of the present disclosure, the client end player can upload and download the caption file automatically. The user does not need to search for and download the caption file manually, which improves the user's experience and saves resources of the caption server.04-26-2012
20120102157COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING HYPERTEXT TRANSFER PROTOCOL - A communication method for implementing a real-time streaming using hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) in a network is provided. Chunked encoding of HTTP is applied so that information can be exchanged between a server and a client while an HTTP request is being progressed. Therefore, bidirectional communication between the client and the server using HTTP is possible without modifying an existing HTTP protocol, and real-time transmission can be implemented.04-26-2012
20120290687APPLICATION OPTIMIZATION IN A NETWORK SYSTEM - A network system includes multiple network resource information handling systems (IHSs) for managing applications and application communications. An IHS operating system initializes an application optimizer to provide application acceleration capability to application optimizers, such as application delivery controllers (ADCs) and wide area network (WAN) optimizer controllers (WOCs) within the network system. Upon receipt of a server application request message (SARM), a network system server responds with a restful application optimizer message (RAOM) that includes protocol, policy, and other application optimizer information that pertains to the requesting SARM. Application optimizers may include clients, ADCs and WOCs that reside within the message communication path between client and server. Application optimizers may store protocol, policy, and other information from RAOM 11-15-2012
20120136971SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING HOW MANY SERVERS OF AT LEAST ONE SERVER CONFIGURATION TO BE INCLUDED AT A SERVICE PROVIDER'S SITE FOR SUPPORTING AN EXPECTED WORKLOAD - A method comprises receiving, into a capacity planning system, workload information representing an expected workload of client accesses of streaming media files from a site. The method further comprises the capacity planning system determining, for at least one server configuration, how many servers of the at least one server configuration to be included at the site for supporting the expected workload in a desired manner.05-31-2012
20100169465SERVING CONTENT FROM AN OFF-LINE PEER SERVER IN A PHOTOSHARING PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK IN RESPONSE TO A GUEST REQUEST - A method and system for serving content from a peer server in a photosharing peer-to-peer network is disclosed, wherein the peer server stores a web album and at least one associated digital image. Aspects of the invention include prior to the peer server going off-line, the peer server initiates a synchronization with a proxy server and a guest content server in which the web page a web page descriptor defining the web album is copied from the peer server to the guest content server, and the image associated with the web album is copied from the peer server to the proxy server. In response to a request from a requesting computer to view content stored in the peer computer when the peer server is off-line, the request is fulfilled by forwarding the web page from the guest content server to the requesting computer, and forwarding the image associated with a web page from the proxy server to the requesting computer, thereby successfully serving content from the peer server even when the peer server is off-line.07-01-2010
20100169464SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTEGRATED MEDIA - Methods and system deliver media to users of media presentation systems. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a media server communicates with a media presentation system, such as a media player for streaming video and audio, to present subscription and non-subscription media to the user of the media presentation system. Subscription media may include multi-tiered media packages and individual media offerings as selected by the user. The media may be presented in various formats, including video, a graphical display, an audio presentation, a graphical and audio presentation, URL links, and interactive windows. Information about the user, the user's subscription status, the user's media presentation system and information about the media providers and the media offered by the media providers are maintained by the media server. The media server updates the foregoing information in accordance with the interaction between the media server, the users of media presentation systems, and the media providers.07-01-2010
20100169463DIGITAL CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Embodiments of the present invention enable a user to acquire an item (e.g., a digital song, digital video, etc.) using one device (e.g., a portable device) and to easily move a copy of the acquired item from the one device to another device so that a user of the other device can play the item.07-01-2010
20100169462DIGITAL DATA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A CD on which only music information specified by the CD-DA is recorded, or a CD on which both music information specified by the CD-DA and music information to be recorded on a CD-ROM are recorded is mounted upon an information processing terminal. When the CD on which only music information specified by the CD-DA is recorded is mounted, the information processing terminal acquires, from a directory server, an ISRC number that identifies the music information recorded on the CD, and distribution server location information that identifies a content distribution server. The information processing terminal acquires content that is the music information compressed according to the MP3 and encrypted, from the content distribution server identified by the acquired distribution server location information, and the decryption key. The information processing terminal then decrypts the acquired content using the acquired decryption key and reproduces music.07-01-2010
20100169461METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE PROTECTED STORAGE OF DOWNLOADED MEDIA CONTENT VIA A VIRTUALIZED PLATFORM - A method and system for the protected storage of downloaded media content via a virtualized platform. A method comprises downloading content to a special purpose virtual machine and then storing the downloaded content at a location, where the location is only accessible via the special purpose virtual machine. The stored content is then streamed over a virtual network to a general purpose virtual machine, where the special purpose virtual machine and the general purpose virtual machine exist on the same personal computer (PC).07-01-2010
20100169459VARIANT STREAMS FOR REAL-TIME OR NEAR REAL-TIME STREAMING - Methods and apparatuses for real-time or near real-time streaming of content using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method includes dividing a stream of data, representing the contiguous time based content of a program (e.g. a live video broadcast), into a plurality of distinct media files, and generating a playlist file having a plurality of tags and Universal Resource Indicators (URIs) indicating an order of presentation of the plurality of distinct media files. The plurality of media files and the playlist file can be made available for transmission to a client device which can retrieve the media files using the playlist file.07-01-2010
20100169457SOCIAL USER SCRIPT SERVICE BY SERVICE PROXY - Social user script service by service proxy receives a request from a user for an electronic document, and selects one or more user scripts from the plurality of user scripts that are authored by an experienced user and stored. The selected user scripts are embedded into the requested electronic document and transmitted to the user. The service proxy selects the user scripts to embed based on the user registration information.07-01-2010
20100169456Information processing system and load sharing method - In an information processing system in which processing to be performed on a plurality of processed devices is shared and executed by a plurality of processing devices, load sharing is performed in units smaller than a processing request unit created. A request storing section of a main device stores a processing request including description of a plurality of devices to be processed which are processing objects and description of a processing content to be performed thereon. If the work load of an unexecuted processing request read out from the request storing section is heavy, a request dividing unit of each sub device divides the unexecuted processing request into a processing request including description of processed devices of the number commensurate with the processing by a processing unit and description of a processing content to be performed thereon, and a processing request including description of the remaining processed devices and description of a processing content to be performed thereon, and causes the processing unit to process the former processing request.07-01-2010
20130013748Global hosting system - Network architecture supports hosting and content distribution on a global scale. The architecture allows a Content Provider to replicate and serve its most popular content at an unlimited number of points throughout the world. The inventive framework comprises a set of servers operating in a distributed manner. The actual content to be served is preferably supported on a set of hosting servers (sometimes referred to as ghost servers). This content comprises HTML page objects that, conventionally, are served from a Content Provider site. A base HTML document portion of a Web page is served from the Content Provider's site while one or more embedded objects for the page are served from the hosting servers, preferably, those hosting servers near the client machine. By serving the base HTML document from the Content Provider's site, the Content Provider maintains control over the content.01-10-2013
20130013745Resource Upload - A method, system and program for uploading a resource from remote storage to a remote service. The method comprises the steps of connecting to the remote service, initiating an upload of the resource to the remote service, selecting the remote storage as a source of the resource, acquiring the resource from the remote storage, and uploading the resource to the remote service. In one embodiment, at least part of the method is executed by a proxy server and the step of acquiring the resource from the remote storage comprises downloading the resource to the proxy server. In another embodiment, the remote service communicates directly with the remote storage. In this further embodiment, a client device acquires authentication data for the resource from the remote storage and the step of acquiring the resource from the remote storage includes providing the authentication data to the remote storage.01-10-2013
20130013743COMMUNICATION SERVICE SYSTEM - A communication service system includes a SNS server 01-10-2013
20130013746METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ACCESS OF NETWORK BASED RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION - A method and apparatus for enabling consumers to scan RFID tags using home based endpoint devices that can transmit the scanned information to network based services are disclosed. Using the RFID scanned information, consumers can then access, retrieve and view additional information regarding products, in which RFIDs are embedded, on video display devices, such as televisions or video display monitors. This product related information can include interactive technical support, companion product information, or instructional guidelines.01-10-2013
20130013747METHOD FOR CONTENT-AWARE REDIRECTION AND CONTENT RENAMING - The present invention is directed to mechanisms for content-aware redirection and content exchange/content discovery that permit a request for content to be redirected to a particular advantageous server that can serve the content.01-10-2013
20130013742APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ADVERTISEMENT SERVICE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method are provided for managing mobile commerce data in an electronic device. The method includes receiving mobile commerce data from a server; and displaying a schedule function. A due date of the mobile commerce data is registered in the schedule function.01-10-2013
20130013741Triggering With Time Indicator - The disclosure relates to a method and system for triggering at least one terminal to establish a communication path between the terminal and a server. The method includes transmitting a trigger message to the terminal, the trigger message including timing information indicating when the communication path between the terminal and the server is to be established. The timing information may include a time delay, a time window, or an instruction to randomly select time for establishing the communication path between the terminal and the server.01-10-2013
20120151015CONNECTING DEVICES TO A MEDIA SHARING SERVICE - Sharing media content between entities. A computing device detects and connects to another computing device within a predefined proximity. Media content items and associated metadata are selected and exchanged between the connected computing devices. A subsequent purchase opportunity is provided to the users to purchase the exchanged media content items.06-14-2012
20120151005IMAGE FILE DOWNLOAD METHOD - A download method for image file includes the steps of reading a header of an image file from an image file server; reading a start data block in a plurality of disk data blocks of a target disk; when the start data block has progress information, obtaining a current data block according to the progress information; downloading an image file data block corresponding to the current data block from the plurality of image file data blocks of the image file to the current data block; updating the progress information; when the current data block completing download is an end data block of the target disk, downloading an image file data block corresponding to the start data block to the start data block, and updating partition table information of the target disk; and repeating the above steps till all the image file data blocks are downloaded to the disk data blocks.06-14-2012
20130018990NEGOTIATIONS FOR ALTERNATE DOWNLOAD OPTIONS BETWEEN AN END USER AND A SERVERAANM Cai; YigangAACI NapervilleAAST ILAACO USAAGP Cai; Yigang Naperville IL USAANM Hua; SuzannAACI LisleAAST ILAACO USAAGP Hua; Suzann Lisle IL US - Systems and methods are disclosed for negotiating alternate download options for downloading a file from a server to an end user device. A device in one embodiment transmits a first request to a server over a network to download a file from the server. The download is not available due to resource limitations in the network or the server itself. Thus, the device receives a response from the server indicating that the download is not available. The device processes the response to identify alternate download options offered by the server for downloading the file. The device detects a selection by the end user of one of the alternate download options, and generates a second request that includes an indication of the selected option. The device then transmits the second request to the server.01-17-2013
20130018988Speculative Begin TransactionAANM Peek; Daniel NotaAACI SunnyvaleAAST CAAACO USAAGP Peek; Daniel Nota Sunnyvale CA US - Speculative processing of begin transaction database messages may include receiving a begin transaction message from a database client, transmitting an acknowledgement of the begin transaction message to the database client prior to forwarding the begin transaction message to the database server, forwarding the begin transaction message to the database server, and receiving an acknowledgement of the begin transaction message from the database server. In some implementations, the acknowledgement of the begin transaction message to the database client is transmitted substantially without delay after receiving the begin transaction message from the database client.01-17-2013
20130018989Speculative Database AuthenticationAANM Peek; Daniel NotaAACI SunnyvaleAAST CAAACO USAAGP Peek; Daniel Nota Sunnyvale CA US - Speculative processing of authentication messages may include transmitting a first series of simultaneous messages to a database client, the first series of simultaneous messages including a handshake message and a first authentication acknowledgement message, receiving a second series of simultaneous messages from the database client, the second series of simultaneous messages including an authentication message and a database message, and transmitting a database acknowledgment message to the database client. In some implementations, the second series of simultaneous messages is received from the database client substantially without delay after the transmission of the first series of simultaneous messages.01-17-2013
20130018991SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PACKETIZING DATA STREAM IN PEER-TO-PEER (P2P) BASED STREAMING SERVICEAANM KIM; Young WookAACI Seongnam-siAACO KRAAGP KIM; Young Wook Seongnam-si KRAANM KIM; Jong SooAACI Seongnam-siAACO KRAAGP KIM; Jong Soo Seongnam-si KRAANM PARK; Jung JunAACI Seongnam-siAACO KRAAGP PARK; Jung Jun Seongnam-si KRAANM YANG; Seung KwanAACI Seongnam-siAACO KRAAGP YANG; Seung Kwan Seongnam-si KRAANM OH; Jae WonAACI Seongnam-siAACO KRAAGP OH; Jae Won Seongnam-si KRAANM WOO; Chang HeeAACI Seongnam-siAACO KRAAGP WOO; Chang Hee Seongnam-si KRAANM LEE; Sang HyunAACI Seongnam-siAACO KRAAGP LEE; Sang Hyun Seongnam-si KR - A system to packetize a data stream includes a piece generating unit including a processor configured to generate data pieces of the data stream, each data piece being generated during an equal time interval, and a communication unit to transmit the pieces of the data stream. A method that uses a processor to packetize a data stream includes generating, using the processor, data pieces of the data stream, each data piece being generated during an equal time interval, and transmitting the pieces of the data stream. A non-transitory computer-readable medium includes a program for instructing a computer, when executed by a processor, to perform the steps of: generating data pieces of the data stream, each data piece being generated during an equal time interval; and transmitting the pieces of the data stream.01-17-2013
20130018992Method And System For Caching Real-Time Data - A system and method for storing data representing a multidimensional entity using corresponding dimensions for the data, storing a further dimension for the data, the further dimension being a modification timestamp indicating a time when the data was modified, receiving a request for the data representing the multi-dimensional entity, the request including a request timestamp indicating a further time when a previous request for the data representing the multi-dimensional entity was received and transmitting the data only when the modification timestamp is later than the request timestamp.01-17-2013
20130024549METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR LIGHTWEIGHT DIRECTORY ACCESS PROTOCOL APPLICATIONS - A device and computer-readable medium, including an application for communicating with a directory server. The application submits a query to the directory server requesting data for the application. In response to a query result that includes the requested data from the directory server, the application stores the received data for display on the device. In another aspect, there is provided a device, including a client process for running on the device and for communicating with a directory server; and an application for running on the device. The client process submits a query to the directory server requesting data for the application. In response to a query result that includes the requested data from the directory server, the client process stores the received data for display on the device by the application.01-24-2013
20130024548MAP DATA DISTRIBUTION SERVER, MAP DATA DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, AND MAP DATA DISTRIBUTION METHOD - A map data distribution server that is connected to a network and distributes map data via the network is provided. The map data distribution server holds first map data and second map data that is of a newer version than the first map data and holds a plurality of update data including an instruction to update the first map data for each of partitions of a given size on a map. The map data distribution server decides whether a predetermined condition is fulfilled upon receiving an update request to update the first map data in a first partition out of the partitions to the second map data from a terminal communicating with the map data distribution server via the network, selects one of the plurality of update data relevant to the first partition, based on the result of the decision, and transmits the selected update data to the terminal.01-24-2013
20130024547INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit acquiring information showing at least one of an indicated party, who is a person or group indicated by a user, and indicated content, which is content indicated by the user, and a recommendation unit recommending, to the user, content that is similar to at least one of content related to the indicated party, the indicated content, and content liked by the user.01-24-2013
20130173751PROTOCOL ADAPTER FOR PASSING DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGES BETWEEN VEHICLE NETWORKS AND A HOST COMPUTER - A protocol adapter for transferring diagnostic messages between networks within a vehicle and a host computer. The protocol adapter operates as a voltage translator to support J1708 software. The protocol adapter also recognizes when the protocol adapter is connected to a host computer running the J1939 and/or J1708 protocols and automatically switches to that protocol.07-04-2013
20130173752APPARATUS AND METHOD OF TERMINAL USING CLOUD SYSTEM - An operating method of a terminal for using a cloud system is provided. The method includes transmitting file information of a particular file stored on the terminal, to a server, receiving a request for at least one of first data and second data of the particular file, from the server, and transmitting at least one of the first data and the second data to the server.07-04-2013
20130173753System, method, and apparatus for uploading, listening, voting, organizing, and downloading music, and / or video, which optionally can be integrated with a real world and virtual world advertising and marketing system that includes coupon exchange - The present invention relates to the use of free delivery to create a new system, method, and apparatus used for uploading, listening, voting, organizing, and downloading of music, and/or video, which optionally may be used in conjunction with a hybrid hard copy/soft copy advertising and marketing that also includes a coupon exchange system. The present invention also includes a novel “flush” vote system for rating music, and/or video.07-04-2013
20130173754METHOD AND APPARATUS TO EXCHANGE DIGITAL CONTENT BETWEEN TWO DEVICES WITHOUT REQUIRING THE EXCHANGE OF CREDENTIALS - A method and apparatus for exchanging digital content between two devices are described. In one embodiment, the method comprises converting a paper document into digital content; transferring the digital content via a network to a remotely accessible data storage server; displaying a code on a display, where the code encoding an address of the digital content in the network; monitoring whether the digital content has been accessed; receiving a request for the digital content from a second device, the request including the address created from data resulting from decoding the code; and sending an HTML content stream to the second device, including an indication of a type of the digital content, in response to the request, the type information for use by a browser in determining an application or plug-in capable of rending the digital content on a display of the smart device.07-04-2013
20130173755INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - Web pages corresponding to example game devices are previously provided in a server. One of the game devices obtains a character from another one of the game devices when these game devices pass each other. The one of the game devices processes the obtained character and transmits the processed character to the web page corresponding to the other game device in the server, and the character is stored in the server. The other game device accesses the web page corresponding to the other game device in the server to obtain the processed character.07-04-2013
20130173756OPERATION MODES FOR MOBILE TRAFFIC OPTIMIZATION AND CONCURRENT MANAGEMENT OF OPTIMIZED AND NON-OPTIMIZED TRAFFIC - Systems and methods of operation modes for mobile traffic optimization and management of concurrent optimized and non-optimized traffic are disclosed. One embodiment includes classifying and handling traffic sent to and from mobile device applications running on a mobile device, the method includes, analyzing, on the mobile device, requests from the mobile device applications for recurrent patterns; traffic having a recurrent pattern is optimizable traffic and traffic with an unidentifiable pattern is non optimizable traffic, managing the optimizable traffic to reduce an amount of wireless data and signaling traffic sent to and from the mobile device and/or routing the non optimizable traffic from the mobile device applications to a service provider. In one embodiment, upon determining a problem communicating with the server, request are routed from the one or more mobile device applications directly to a service provider, the routed traffic bypassing a client-side proxy.07-04-2013
20130173757Method, System, Push Client, and User Equipment for Service Communication - The present invention discloses a method, a system, a Push client, and a user equipment for service communication. The method disclosed in the present invention includes that: A source Push client generates a Push message, where the Push message carries a destination user Push identifier for identifying a destination user; the source Push client sends the Push message to a destination Push server to which the destination user belongs; the destination Push server obtains, according to the destination user Push identifier, a network address for reaching a destination Push client; and the destination Push server sends, based on the network address, the Push message to the destination Push client. With the present invention, communication of various services can be established without relying on a third party application server, which can reduce power consumption of a terminal and save network resources.07-04-2013
20130173759PORTABLE DEVICE FOR ACCESSING A SERVER, CORRESPONDING SYSTEM, SERVER AND METHOD - The invention relates to a portable device for accessing a server. According to the invention, the device is adapted to send to a server or data relating to rights for accessing a server. The invention also relates to corresponding system, server and method.07-04-2013
20130173760PROCESSING METHOD TO BE IMPLEMENTED UPON THE OCCURRENCE OF AN EXPRESSION SWITCH IN HTTP STREAMING - Disclosed is a processing method which enables natural reproduction in the event an expression switch occurs during an HTTP streaming transmission. The method involves: receiving a first media information file which stores information regarding segments in the event no expression switch occurs, and a second media information file which stores information regarding segments in the event an expression switch occurs; and receiving and reproducing segments of the content to be received with reference to the first information in the event no expression switch occurs, and receiving and reproducing segments of the content to be received with reference to the second information in the event an expression switch occurs. Thus, multimedia content may be provided without screen stoppage errors arising from changes in the dynamic environment of a channel.07-04-2013
20080256218NETWORK SYSTEM, CONTROLLER, RECORDING DEVICE, SERVICE SERVER, METHOD OF ACQUIRING RESOURCE STATUS OF RECORDING DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A network system including: a terminal unit; one or more recording devices; a service server; and a controller is disclosed. The controller includes: a resource status acquiring unit that, upon receiving a resource status acquisition request to request acquisition of information on resource status of the one or more recording devices, the resource status acquisition request being transmitted from the service server that received the remote recording reservation request from the terminal unit, transmits a resource status acquisition instruction to the one or more recording devices via the local area network and receives a result of determination on remote recording reservation depending on the resource status, as the resource status information, from the one or more recording devices.10-16-2008
20080250119DATA TRANSFER SCHEME USING CACHING AND DIFFERENTIAL COMPRESSION TECHNIQUES FOR REDUCING NETWORK LOAD - In a data transfer scheme using a caching technique and/or a compression technique which is capable of reducing the network load of a network connecting between data transfer devices, correspondences between data and their names are registered at the data transfer devices and the corresponding names are transferred, instead of transferring the data, for those data for which the correspondences are registered, so that it is possible to reduce the amount of transfer data among the data transfer devices. Even when the name corresponding to the data is not registered so that it is impossible to transfer the corresponding name instead of transferring the data, it is possible to reduce the amount of transfer data among the data transfer devices by transferring the compressed data in which this data is expressed in a compressed form by utilizing the name corresponding to the registered reference data.10-09-2008
20090094348CONTENT SERVER APPARATUS, CONTENT TRANSFER APPARATUS AND CONTENT PLAYBACK APPARATUS - While a user, who registers new music CD data to a content server apparatus 04-09-2009
20080235356System, apparatus, method and program for processing information - In response to a request, one of primary content data as a copyrighted work and incidental content data is received from a server. With a music editing and sharing application, the content data is used in a secondary usage fashion for editing in order to produce new incidental content data. The incidental content data is not the one that is produced by arranging directly the primary content data as an editing material but play control information for giving an instruction defining a play mode. The incidental content data is uploaded to an incidental content server.09-25-2008
20080235355Intelligent Electronic Device for Receiving and Sending Data at High Speeds Over a Network - The present disclosure provides methods and systems for improving a data transfer rate from an intelligent electronic device (IED) to external PC clients, via a network interface. In one embodiment, an FTP based approach is disclosed which allows for significant optimization of download speeds providing as much a 100 times the download speed capability. In accordance with one aspect of present disclosure, an improved data rate is achieved by utilizing a high-speed transfer protocol, such as the FTP protocol in conjunction with a novel file system incorporated into the IED.09-25-2008
20080235352Architecture for installation and hosting of server-based single purpose applications on clients - Architecture for installing and hosting of remote or server-based single-purpose applications (or server gadgets) on a local client. Where the client supports client gadgets that are available all the time, the server gadgets can now be installed and utilized on the client. Once installed in the client gadget framework, server gadgets can be docked or undocked. The server gadgets can be added to the client gadget framework with no modifications, and will continue to run as if running on the server. Components of the architecture include a browser plug-in (e.g., browser helper object (BHO)) that provides added functionality for the browser being employed, a client hosting application for hosting server gadgets on the client, and methods by which the client hosting application can interact with the server gadget and the server gadget can interact with the client hosting application. An installer is provided to install these components.09-25-2008
20110246625MANAGEMENT OF BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION IN A NETWORK SERVER - A server is connected to a plurality of connected client devices, and is configured to transfer information between any selected one of the client devices and a memory for static storage of information. The method comprises increasing the defined delay period after each execution of a packet transfer cycle, thereby discouraging the transfer of unacceptably large files. The delay period may be initiated, and the amount of increase or other adjustment to the delay period during the transfer cycle may be controlled, by selected a predetermined value from a table, or by calculating a value based on variable input parameters such as the file size, server load, network response time, and number of transfer requests from the client device within a defined prior period.10-06-2011
20110246624Service Node, Control Method Thereof, User Node, and Control Method Thereof - There is provided a service node that is capable of serving a first user node in a first network including a control node. The first network is capable of communicating with a second network including a second user node. The service node comprises: a request receiving unit that receives a first user identity that identifies the first user node and a second user identity that identifies the second user node; a determining unit that determines whether a received message includes the first user identity as a destination, or the message includes auxiliary information that corresponds to the first user identity; and a modifying unit that modifies the destination of the message to the second user identity and modifies the source of the message to the first user identity in accordance with the determination result by the determining unit.10-06-2011
20110246623Real-Time or Near Real-Time Streaming - Methods and apparatuses provide real-time or near real-time streaming of content, specified in one or more playlists, using transfer protocols such as on HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method can execute a user application on a client device to present media files and to control presentation of the media files. The method can further run a media serving process on the client device to retrieve a playlist specifying the media files and a media source at which the media files arc available, to retrieve the media files from the media source, and to decode the media files retrieved. While the media serving process is separate from the user application, they may share the same privileges with respect to memory control, memory space, memory allocation, file system control, and network control.10-06-2011
20110246622Real-Time or Near Real-Time Streaming - Methods and apparatuses provide real-time or near real-time streaming of content, specified in one or more playlists, using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method can adaptively determine a minimum overlap for an overlap in time between two streams being received concurrently in order to determine when to switch between the two streams, and the minimum overlap can be determined based on connection speed. In another embodiment, a minimum playlist duration can be set as a multiple of a target duration which specifies a maximum duration of a media file specified in a playlist. In another embodiment, a method can enforce a start point for playback at a client device.10-06-2011
20110246621REAL-TIME OR NEAR REAL-TIME STREAMING - A near real time content streaming system can use a playlist file, in one embodiment, that includes an indicator of the type of content represented by the playlist file. The type can be indicated by a parameter, such as Video on Demand (VOD) or live, or event, that specifies the type of playlist file, and a client device can process the playlist file based upon the type of playlist file indicated by the parameter. For example, the client device, after determining the type of playlist from a playlist file can make efficiency optimizations when processing the playlist file. For example, the client, knowing the playlist file is a VOD playlist, can save the previously used variant playlist when switching to a new variant playlist rather than discarding the previously used variant playlist.10-06-2011
20110246620SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FUSED SERVICES INCLUDING AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Systems and methods for fusing, for a subscriber, a plurality of applications and subscriber data across a plurality of subscriber access devices are described. The system includes a fusion server coupled to a voice-over-IP telephony switch and a television EBIF server. The fusion server receives and stores the subscriber data such as a list of contacts. The fusion server receives a communication in a first format from a first subscriber access device such as a set-top box, and translates the communication from the first format to a second format. The first and second formats include at least two of session initiation protocol (SIP), hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP), voice-over-IP (VoIP), simple object access protocol over extensible markup language (SOAP/XML), remote procedure call (RPC), and enhanced tv binary exchange format (EBIF). The fusion server transmits the translated communication to a second subscriber access device such as a smart phone or tablet computer.10-06-2011
20110246613STREAMING CLIENT SYSTEM BASE IMAGES - Embodiments provide systems, methods, apparatuses and computer program products configured to provide alternative desktop computing solutions. Embodiments generally provide client devices configured to utilize one of a local base image and a base image stored remotely, with a user-specific overlay image remotely storing user specific data. The clients are configured to download and store the base image locally.10-06-2011
20080222274Method and system for an interactive, web-based environment - A method providing an online environment for a user to interact with a decision tree. The method includes operating a webserver providing a web-based, interactive decision tree, including communication content. The content is distributed by first transmitting a user interface, including the interactive decision tree, to a web browser operated by a user. The decision tree includes user interactive choices. The web server then receives a message from the user indicative of his selection of one or more choices. The web server then modifies the user interface to incorporate the user's selected choices. The server then transmits the modified user interface incorporating the choices to the web browser operated by the user so that he receives an appropriate response to the choices.09-11-2008
20080222273Adaptive rendering of web pages on mobile devices using imaging technology - Described is browsing websites with a small form-factor (e.g., mobile) device that is similar to a desktop browsing experience, without requiring websites to redesign pages for such devices. A server responds to client requests for page content by providing server-rendered image data to the requesting client, along with properties of elements of the page represented in the image data. The client displays a representation of the page based on the image data, and uses the property data to emulate interaction with the page rather than the image that is actually being displayed. The server may provide tiles corresponding to zoomed-in portions of the page, or the client device may generate tiles from the image data. Using the tiles, element properties and a moveable/resize-able zoom rectangle provided to the user, the client device can zoom into the page to facilitate interaction with the elements in that area.09-11-2008
20080222272SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUBSTITUTING DATA IN RESPONSES TO MULTIMEDIA INQUIRIES - The present invention is directed to using a gateway, through which a user uses a communication device such as a computer to access a network, to strip data from communications to the user from the network. The present invention also adds new data to the communication to the user from the network based on the demographics of the user. The demographics of the user may be accessed by or stored on the gateway thus avoiding the security issues of having said demographics being on the network.09-11-2008
20130179541STREAMLINED DELIVERY OF VIDEO CONTENT - A content delivery server may provide content to a requesting client device using a streamlined HTTP enhancement proxy delivery technique. For example, an HTTP proxy server may receive a request for video content or a fragment of video content from a client device. The request may be associated with a timeout scheduled to occur if no content has been received after a specified amount of time. The server may then transmit a request for the content to a remote server, such as an upstream cache server in the proxy server's CDN. When the proxy server receives a portion of the requested content from the remote server, the proxy server begins transmitting the portion to the client device before the requested content has been completely received and buffered. The client device may then begin receiving data from the proxy server before timeout has occurred.07-11-2013
20130179542Intelligent Data Delivery and Storage Based on Data Characteristics - Methods, program products, and systems of intelligent data delivery and storage based on data characteristics are disclosed. A database server can receive, from a user device, a request for data. The database server can determine a data size and a data type of the requested data. The database server can identify, based on the data size and data type, and from multiple candidate data delivery protocols for responding to the request, a data delivery protocol designated for delivering data having the data size and data type. The database server can deliver the data to the user device in response to the request using the identified data delivery protocol.07-11-2013
20130179543Method of providing online sporting event services - A method of providing online sporting event services includes providing a sports portal including a sporting event registration module so that each of a plurality of members is allowed to file with the sporting event registration module by loading data including bibliographical data into the sporting event registration module for storage; providing a transmitter and a verification code to each member wherein the verification code is unique to the transmitter; electrically connecting a receiver to the sports portal wherein the receiver receives signals transmitted from the transmitter; causing the sports portal to verify the verification code by comparing the verification code with data stored in the sporting event registration module; finishing a registration if the verification is positive; and sending the registration to the sports portal.07-11-2013
20130144978DATA RELOCATION IN GLOBAL STORAGE CLOUD ENVIRONMENTS - Methods and systems for data relocation in global storage cloud environments are provided. A method includes locating a data server near a travel location of a user based on one or more travel plans of the user. The method further includes transferring data of the user from a home data server near a home location of the user to the data server near the travel location.06-06-2013
20130144979SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT VIDEO DELIVERY AND CACHE MANAGEMENT - Network operators are striving to find ways to provide stable video services amid a rapid increase in video data traffic. In order to provide stable video services with constrained network resources, network operators attempted to reduce video file sizes and to cache videos for future use. However, network operators failed to exploit user information and to leverage benefits of distributing these functionalities across the network. This disclosure provides systems and methods for efficiently delivering video and managing video caches by exploiting user information and by distributing video delivery functionalities across the network.06-06-2013
20130144980System and Method for Re-Directing Requests from Browsers for Communication Over Non-IP Based Networks - A method and system for deploying content to client applications is provided. Inbound messages are accepted from a client application running on a client device via a proxy IP/port. The inbound messages are packaged into an internal message format with an HTTP redirector. The packaged message is forwarded to a back-end server via a message router. A response is received form from a web server. The response is packaged into the internal message format with the back-end server. The response is then forwarded to the HTTP redirector via a message router. The response can then be transferred to the client application running on the client device, via the proxy IP/port.06-06-2013
20120254371Requesting offline profile data for online use in a privacy-sensitive manner - A method, performed using one or more servers under the control of an ISP, comprises: (a) receiving an electronic transmission from a requesting server of an IP address and a time and date; (b) automatically determining to which subscriber of the ISP the received IP address was allocated at the received time and date; and (c) automatically transmitting an electronic communication that causes delivery to the requesting server of offline data originating from an offline data provider. The delivered offline data concern the subscriber determined to have been allocated the received IP address at the received time and date. The communication does not convey to the offline data provider the subscriber's history of online activity, and the delivery does not convey to the requesting server a personal identity of the subscriber.10-04-2012
20120254370METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING A PLURALITY OF DATA PORTIONS - A method and computer system are provided for distributing a plurality of data portions from a server system to one or more client systems. The method includes receiving one or more first requests at the server, each first request being submitted by a client system and including a portion identifier, wherein a portion identifier is assigned to each data portion; in response to receiving the first request(s), transmitting a list of chunk identifiers to the requesting client systems, wherein the list of chunk identifiers specifies the data chunks whose meta-data includes the portion identifier contained in the first request; and transmitting some or all data chunks of a data chunk library to each of the requesting client systems. At the requesting client system, the client specifically selects the data chunks of the transmitted data chunks which are specified by the received list of chunk identifiers.10-04-2012
20120254369METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - A method of viewing a highlight package on a client device, comprising at the client device: receiving a video stream comprising a plurality of frames, receiving field of view information from a server, the field of view information identifying, for a frame in the received video stream, positional information defining a segment of the frame, and displaying the defined segment to a user.10-04-2012
20120254367TRANSCODELESS ON-THE-FLY AD INSERTION - Systems and methods for enabling dynamic advertisement insertion into media files without transcoding are disclosed. The techniques disclosed involve retrieving files of the media and advertisement(s) and converting the files to an MPEG-2 transport stream (MPEG-2 TS) format. The MPEG-2 TS streams are then joined to insert the advertisement at a desired point in the media file. The resulting MPEG-2 TS stream is then converted back to a media file, which can be provided for downloading, or optionally reindexed. Because it does not require transcoding, this process can be performed on-the-fly to provide dynamic insertion of advertisements into media files. Other media file manipulation, including the insertion of non-advertisement media, is contemplated.10-04-2012
20120254365DELIVERY OF STREAMING MEDIA CONTENT - A device includes a communication interface and one or more processors. The communication interface may receive media guide data, from a media guide server via a network, including information relating to a number of available media items and playlist information relating to at least one available playlist file associated with a particular media item. The one or more processors may receive a user selection of the particular media item and may request the playlist file from a playlist server via the network based on the playlist information via the interface. The interface may receive the playlist file from the playlist server, the playlist file including locations of stream segments corresponding to the selected playlist. The one or more processors may request the stream segments from a content server via the network based on the received playlist file.10-04-2012
20080215709Method For Updating a User Profile - The invention provides a method for updating a user profile on a server (09-04-2008
20110270955PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYER FOR RECORDING AND PLAYBACK OF STREAMED DIGITAL CONTENT - A portable media player and a car media player are disclosed. In either implementation the media player may be used to record digital content as it is streamed over a wide area network (WAN). The recorded digital content may then be played back using the media player and associated controls on the media player. In one implementation the media player makes use of a stored program and an external computer so that digital content recorded by the computer may then transferred from the computer on to the media player for storage and playback.11-03-2011
20130138776ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND UPDATE CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus, which is driven by power supplied from a battery, includes a delivery information receiver, a first residual capacity estimation module and a file receiver. The delivery information receiver receives delivery information indicative of a file and a priority of the file, the file being to be delivered from a server. The first residual capacity estimation module estimates a first residual capacity of the battery at a time of completion of download of the file. The file receiver receives the file from the server if the first residual capacity is equal to or greater than a threshold based on the priority.05-30-2013
20130138782TIERED XML SERVICES IN A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A content management system (CMS) includes a value-add application with a first set of XML content services, one or more dedicated XML processing servers with a second and other sets of XML content services, and a core CMS with a third set of XML content services. The content management system may be designed to provide XML content services at any of these three tiers of processing. A first threshold is defined that allows the value-add application to determine when to offload XML content services to a dedicated XML processing server. A second threshold is defined that allows the core CMS to determine when to offload XML content services to a dedicated XML processing server. Callback services are included that allow each tier of XML content services to send or receive additional information to complete the XML processing. The result is a content management system that is very powerful and flexible.05-30-2013
20130091249HTTP ADAPTIVE STREAMING SERVER WITH AUTOMATIC RATE SHAPING - An adaptive streaming server and a method are described herein for determining if a congestion level within a network exceeds a predetermined threshold and when this occurs then one or more lower bit rate segments of a content stream will be transmitted to a client.04-11-2013
20130091248METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING ADAPTIVE STREAMING VIDEO QUALITY BY OPTIMIZING RESOURCE ALLOCATION - A method of allocating resources for transmitting content from a network element in a communications network to one or more mobile devices each in communication with the network element may include receiving, at the network element, characteristic information corresponding to each of the one or more mobile devices; and generating one or more adaptive guaranteed bit rate (AGBR) values at the network element corresponding to each of the one or more mobile devices, respectively. The AGBR values may be GBR values generated for each of the one or more mobile devices based on the corresponding characteristic information. A first scheduling algorithm may be executed at the network element based on the one or more AGBR values; and resources may be allocated to the one or more mobile devices based on an output of the scheduling algorithm.04-11-2013
20130091251NETWORK STREAMING OF MEDIA DATA - In one example, a device includes one or more processors configured to receive a first segment of media data, wherein the media data of the first segment comprises a stream access point, receive a second segment of media data, wherein the media data of the second segment lacks a stream access point at the beginning of the second segment, and decode at least a portion of the media data of the second segment relative to at least a portion of data for the first segment. In this manner, the techniques of this disclosure may be used to achieve a Low Latency Live profile for, e.g., dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP (DASH).04-11-2013
20130091250INTERMEDIATE NODE APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING SENSOR NETWORK AND SENSOR DATA PROCESSING METHOD USING INTERMEDIATE NODE APPARATUS - Disclosed is an intermediate node apparatus for configuring a sensor network and a sensor data processing method using the intermediate node apparatus. The intermediate node apparatus may deliver sensor data measured by a sensor node apparatus to a neighboring node apparatus and may store the sensor data in a database.04-11-2013
20130091253CLIENT APPARATUS, SERVER APPARATUS, CONTENT OBTAINMENT METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - A client device manages one type of content list for a plurality of content obtainment servers, and updates information included in the content list based on information received from each content obtainment server. Thus, the client device can provide the content list with less unnecessary information to each home server with a lighter processing load, so that the time for the home server to obtain contents from the client device can be reduced.04-11-2013
20130091252System and Method for Distributing Assets to Multi-Tiered Network Nodes - Provided are methods and systems for distributing an asset to a multi-tiered network node. A pending notice is received from a distribution server. If the notice indicates that at least one asset is pending, i.e., awaiting deployment, an asset descriptor manifest is received from the distribution server. The asset descriptor manifest, which is stored in a memory on a node, identifies at least one asset to be deployed to the node and includes an offset associated with the asset identifier. A fragment, associated with the asset, is received and stored in the memory. The offset associated with the asset is marked with the end of the fragment and a second fragment, beginning at the offset, is received. Additional fragments are received, and the offset updated, until the entire asset is deployed to the node. Alternately, the entire asset or multiple assets are received in the first fragment.04-11-2013
20130179545STATELESS MICROKERNEL WEB SERVER ARCHITECTURE WITH SELF DISCOVERABLE OBJECTS - A method is provided for exchanging a self discoverable data object between a client executed on a client computing device and a server with a stateless REST-compliant software architecture, which is configured to reply to HTTP requests from a browser engine of the client and to messages from a runtime executable program executed by a runtime executable program interpreter of the client. The method may include receiving an HTTP response from the server, the response including the data object, the data object including a self entity including a URI and a content type of the data object, passing the data object to the runtime executable program at the runtime executable program interpreter for processing. The runtime executable program may communicate with the server using the URI and content type of the data object. Cache controls and an HREF may also be contained in the self entity.07-11-2013
20130179546CONVERTING DATA STREAM IN USER EQUIPMENT - Described embodiments provide user equipment for converting a first type data stream to a second type data stream. The user equipment may include a request message transmitting unit, a first stream receiving unit, a converting unit, and a reproducing unit. The request message transmitting unit may transmit a content request message to a streaming server in order to request a predetermined content stored in the streaming server. The first stream receiving unit may receive, from the streaming server, a first type data stream created from the requested content based on a first protocol in response to the content request message. The converting unit may convert the received first type data stream to a second type data stream. The second type data stream may be a data stream generated based on a second protocol. The reproducing unit may reproduce the requested content based on the second type data stream.07-11-2013
20130179547METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PLAYING STREAM MEDIA VIDEO CONTENT - The disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for playing stream media video contents. The disclosure solves the problem in the prior art that an image which a user expects to see cannot be rapidly, intuitively and accurately located during video location seek. A solution of the present disclosure is a method for playing stream media video contents. The method includes: obtaining video location seek time of stream media video contents to be played; obtaining a target I frame corresponding to the video location seek time from I frames contained in the stream media video contents to be played; and playing the target I frame. The method and the apparatus for playing stream media video contents provided by the embodiments of the present disclosure are applicable to multiple terminals such as computers, mobile phones etc.07-11-2013
20130097287CONTROLLING STREAMING DELAY IN NETWORKS - Techniques are provided for reducing delay during streaming transmissions. For example, a method may include receiving a stream of data segments. The method may include establishing a first group of segments based on the data segments, and generating a first table of information. The method may include transmitting the first table and the first group of segments, and establishing a second group of segments based on the data segments, the second group of segments including a partial overlap of data segments included in the first group of segments. The method may include generating a second table of information, and transmitting the second table and a collection of segments that includes data segments from the second group that were not part of the first group.04-18-2013
20130097285MEDIA ENRICHMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - Disclosed herein are aspects associated with contextual, or related, media enrichment presentation item of a media object served via the internet. A request to annotate a media object in connection with the media object's presentation is received, and a media object identifier and a profile identifier are obtained. The media object's information is retrieved using the media object identifier, and a profile is retrieved using the profile identifier. A response including one or more references to one or more media enrichment presentation items is transmitted, each reference to a media enrichment presentation item comprising information for use in retrieving the media enrichment presentation item for presentation in connection with presentation of the media object.04-18-2013
20130097291Hybrid content delivery network (CDN) and peer-to-peer (P2P) network - A content delivery network (CDN) typically includes a mapping system for directing requests to CDN servers. One or more peer machines become associated with the CDN, and the CDN mapping system is then used to enable a given peer to locate another peer in the P2P network, and/or a CDN server. Using this hybrid approach, CDN customer content may be delivered from the CDN edge network, from the P2P network, or from both networks. In one embodiment, customer content is uploaded to the CDN and stored in the edge network, or in a storage network associated therewith. The CDN edge network is then used to prime the P2P network, which may be used to take over some of the content delivery requirements for the customer content. The decision of whether to use edge network or peer network resources for delivery may be based on load and traffic conditions.04-18-2013
20130097290SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING OPERATIONS AMONG A PLURALITY OF INDEPENDENTLY CLOCKED DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING DEVICES - An audio processing device comprising a network interface configured to connect the audio processing device to a network; a control module configured to receive control input from a user interface module interface and to configure the audio processing device, based on the received control input, to provide audio information to two or more audio playback devices; an audio information channelization device connected to the network interface configured to receive the audio information and to transmit the audio information and playback timing information in packet form via the network interface to the two or more audio playback devices.04-18-2013
20130097288MEDIA PLAYER WITH INTEGRATED PARALLEL SOURCE DOWNLOAD TECHNOLOGY - A media player implements an integrated parallel source download technology to receive a media file from streamed and segmented media file sources. A first source streams delivery of streamed media packets of the media file in sequential packet number order to the media player, while a second source provides segmented delivery of segmented media packets of the media file in random order to the media player. The media player combines the streamed media packets and the segmented media packets to produce the media file.04-18-2013
20130097286PAIRING A MEDIA SERVER AND A MEDIA CLIENT - A system for use in presenting media content includes a media server configured to provide media content and a media client configured to obtain the media content from the media server and to present the media content on a device. The media client is configured to generate a first code and to transmit information to the media server. The information identifies the media client and the information indicates that the media client is available for pairing. The media server is configured to reply to the information with a second code that corresponds to the first code in order to enable pairing between the media server and the media client.04-18-2013
20130097289METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR SERVICE SHARING - A method and arrangement in a first web server (04-18-2013
20130124695Mobility Device Method - A mobility device search client operative to perform searches across disparate computing environment, and an upgrade module operative to allow at least one upgrade of a computing application is provided. In an illustrative implementation, a mobility device comprises at least one search client or upgrade computing application that is operative with a plurality of computing environments.05-16-2013
20130124697OPTIMIZED CLIENT SIDE RATE CONTROL AND INDEXED FILE LAYOUT FOR STREAMING MEDIA - An indexed file layout, comprising index information, is defined for segmented streaming of multimedia content. The index information can comprise program description information and streaming segment index information. In addition, the layout can comprise files containing streaming segments of the program, where the streaming segments are each encoded at one or more bitrates independently of other streaming segments of the program. The layout supports client switching between different bitrates at segment boundaries. Optimized client-side rate control of streaming content can be provided by defining a plurality of states, selecting available paths based on constraint conditions, and selecting a best path through the states (e.g., based on a distortion measure). In one client-side rate control solution states correspond to a specific bitrate of a specific streaming segment, and in another client-side rate control solution states correspond to a measure of client buffer fullness.05-16-2013
20130124694METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING RENDERING OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA CONTENT VIA A SECURE AD HOC NETWORK CONFIGURATION UTILIZING A HANDHELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A handheld wireless communication device (HWCD) establishes an ad hoc network comprising interconnected networks for a user. The HWCD gains access to content on a first device and controls communication of the content from the first device via the HWCD to a second device. The HWCD enables the second device to consume the content. The content may be streamed from the first device via the HWCD to the second device. The first device is a service provider network device or other network device. The access may be authenticated and/or secure. Secure access to the content is extended from the first device to the second device. The ad hoc network is configured and/or reconfigured until communication is complete. The HWCD comprises multiple wireless interfaces. The ad hoc network comprises a PAN, WLAN, WAN and/or cellular network. The HWCD may hand-off among base stations during communication of the content.05-16-2013
20130124698METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR TRANSFORMATION - A web browser (05-16-2013
20130124691ADAPTIVE MEDIA SHARING - Systems, methods, and devices are provided that enable adaptive media sharing among a group of communication devices. In one embodiment, unique URLs may be associated with each version of a media payload provided to a group of devices. In another embodiment, media payloads may be transcoded and a unique URL may be associated with each transcoded version of the media payload provided to a group of devices. In another embodiment, a determination about a most active of a user's devices may be used in sharing the media with a user associated with a plurality of devices. In another embodiment, a determination about a cost of downloading may facilitate the sharing of media with a user associated with a plurality of devices. In another embodiment, a determination about link quality may facilitate the sharing of media with a user associated with a plurality of devices.05-16-2013
20130124693SYSTEM, METHOD, AND DEVICE FOR EXECUTING A COMPOSITE SERVICE - A system for executing a composite service formed by a plurality of software components, the plurality of software components including a first software component and a second software component which is referred from the first software component is provided. The system includes an execution unit configured to execute the first software component; a specification unit configured to specify address information to be used for downloading the second software component and a target device intended to execute the second software component; and a deployment unit configured to deploy the second software component down-loaded by use of the address information to the target device. The deployment unit is configured to deploy the second software component while the execution unit is executing the first software component so that the execution unit can call the second software component.05-16-2013
20130124690Novel Media File Access and Storage Solution for Multi-Workstation/Multi-Platform Non-Linear Video Editing Systems - A novel system, method and computer program product for accessing digital media files stored in a media storage device via a server device in communication with the media storage device. The method includes providing, via the server, a file virtualization scheme that permits that enables a server to permit multiple non-linear editing workstations and other devices to see and access the same media files (video, audio, graphics, etc.) stored in the media storage device while keeping each workstation and other devices isolated from the others (i.e., unaware that the others exist). In this manner, workstation crash and project file corruption is avoided when multiple users access each other's projects. There is additionally provided a tool for managing the digital media storage system particularly enabling media and corresponding virtual files to be automatically manipulated, e.g., deleted, removed, transferred and synchronized, in response to user requests, all the while automatically retaining the file virtualization features as described. There is additionally provided a tool for allowing multiple non-linear editing systems to safely open up and work from and collaborate on the same “Project”. The tool manages ownership and permissions over different editors' contributions to shared Projects and implements “symbolic links” to create a virtual file and folder structure that creates an “optimized view” of the Project for each editor, that keeps work organized so that it is clear which editor is editing what and that allows each editor to maintain his/her own settings for the Project.05-16-2013
20130124692CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROL TARGET DEVICE AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING CONTENT INFORMATION THEREOF - Provided are control device and a method of controlling a server. The method includes requesting an aggregated device list to the aggregate server; receiving the aggregated device list from the aggregate server; selecting at least one aggregated device from the received aggregated device list; requesting, to the aggregate server, content information collected from the selected aggregated device; and receiving, from the aggregate server, the content information of the selected aggregated device transmitted.05-16-2013
20130124689CONTENT DELIVERY USING MULTIPLE SOURCES OVER HETEROGENEOUS INTERFACES - Provided is a system for the distribution of data, comprising a data server comprising a processor, a computer-readable storage medium coupled to the data server, a plurality of proxy servers, each with a plurality of network interfaces, a file of digital content, comprising a plurality of chunks, wherein copies of each chunk are stored on two or more of the proxy servers and the digital server; and logic, stored on the computer-readable storage medium and executed on the processor, for receiving a request for the digital file from a client device, for generating a proxy list for each chunk, comprising information identifying the two or more proxy servers on which the copies of the chunks are stored, and information corresponding to network interfaces associated with the two or more proxy servers on which the copies are stored; and for transmitting the proxy list to the client device to enable the client device to select two or more proxy servers on which the copies are stored and simultaneously download the two or more of the chunks utilizing two or more proxy servers and two or more network interfaces.05-16-2013
20130124696APPLICATION PRODUCTS WITH IN-APPLICATION SUBSEQUENT FEATURE ACCESS USING NETWORK-BASED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - An improved system, device and method for accessing features of digital products with assistance from a content distribution system are disclosed. Third-party content can be submitted to and distributed by the content distribution system. In other words, the third-party content can be hosted (and distributed) by the content distribution system. A download interface can facilitate application programs operating on a client device to locally request and receive downloads from the content distribution system. Typically, a user of a client device would purchase an application program and then sometime later, using the application program, also purchase supplemental content for use with the application program. Once the supplemental content is purchased, it needs to be downloaded to the client device. Download policies are used to manage the download of supplemental content.05-16-2013
20130124688WIRELESS NETWORK SYSTEM AND CONTENT PROVISION METHOD USING THE SAME - Disclosed herein is a wireless network system. The wireless network system includes a plurality of user terminals, a plurality of access points, a plurality of content source servers, and a plurality of content storage units. The plurality of access points is wirelessly connected to the plurality of user terminals. The plurality of content source servers provides content to the access points. The plurality of content storage units each stores the content, received from the content source servers, for each of the access points.05-16-2013
20130132527Method and System for Peer-to-peer Image Streaming - A peer-to-peer image streaming system including a sharer computer including a transmitter for sending a message including a web address, a peer-to-peer image streamer for streaming image data over a network, an image store for storing digital images, a viewer computer including a peer-to-peer image viewer for interactively viewing image data over a network, and a receiver for receiving the message including the web address from the sharer computer, and a community server including an address translater for looking up an address of an image in the image store, based on the web address, and a peer-to-peer network connector connecting the peer-to-peer image streamer with the viewer computer, so that the viewer computer can interactively view the image in the image store. A method is also described and claimed.05-23-2013
20130132528APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, APPLICATION DISTRIBUTION METHOD, TERMINAL, AND PROGRAM - Certificate data contained in an execution file have been stored as a certificate file in protected data storage area 14 that has been access-restricted. Thereafter, when an execution file that does not contain certificate data is distributed as an update execution tile from application distribution server 05-23-2013
20130132525ADAPTIVE PLAYBACK WITH LOOK-AHEAD - The disclosure provides for a download agent executing on a computing device to dynamically select between media files when a portion of the media file that is currently being downloaded has a portion average playback rate that is greater than a throughput rate at which the computing device is receiving media files. During the portion where the portion average playback rate is greater than the throughput rate, the download agent may dynamically transition to a different media file where the portion average playback rate for the portion is less than or equal to the throughput rate. The download agent may then transition back to the original me