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1. WO2012058411 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A NETWORK LINK BETWEEN BROADCAST CONTENT AND CONTENT LOCATED ON A COMPUTER NETWORK

Publication Number WO/2012/058411
Publication Date 03.05.2012
International Application No. PCT/US2011/058061
International Filing Date 27.10.2011
IPC
H04N 21/61 2011.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
60Network structure or processes for video distribution between server and client or between remote clients; Control signalling between clients, server and network components; Transmission of management data between server and client; Communication details between server and client
61Network physical structure; Signal processing
H04N 21/462 2011.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB ; Operations thereof
45Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies or resolving scheduling conflicts
462Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabilities
H04N 21/858 2011.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
80Generation or processing of content or additional data by content creator independently of the distribution process; Content per se
85Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
858Linking data to content, e.g. by linking an URL to a video object or by creating a hotspot
H04N 21/81 2011.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
80Generation or processing of content or additional data by content creator independently of the distribution process; Content per se
81Monomedia components thereof
H04N 21/4722 2011.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB ; Operations thereof
47End-user applications
472End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
4722for requesting additional data associated with the content
CPC
H04N 21/2347
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
23Processing of content or additional data; Elementary server operations; Server middleware
234Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams, manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs
2347involving video stream encryption
H04N 21/4622
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
45Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies, resolving scheduling conflicts
462Content or additional data management, e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end, controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabilities
4622Retrieving content or additional data from different sources, e.g. from a broadcast channel and the Internet
H04N 21/4722
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
47End-user applications
472End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification, for manipulating displayed content
4722for requesting additional data associated with the content
H04N 21/6118
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
60Network structure or processes for video distribution between server and client or between remote clients; Control signalling between clients, server and network components; Transmission of management data between server and client ; , e.g. sending from server to client commands for recording incoming content stream; Communication details between server and client 
61Network physical structure; Signal processing
6106specially adapted to the downstream path of the transmission network
6118involving cable transmission, e.g. using a cable modem
H04N 21/6125
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
60Network structure or processes for video distribution between server and client or between remote clients; Control signalling between clients, server and network components; Transmission of management data between server and client ; , e.g. sending from server to client commands for recording incoming content stream; Communication details between server and client 
61Network physical structure; Signal processing
6106specially adapted to the downstream path of the transmission network
6125involving transmission via Internet
H04N 21/812
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
80Generation or processing of content or additional data by content creator independently of the distribution process; Content per se
81Monomedia components thereof
812involving advertisement data
Applicants
  • RAKUTEN, INC. [JP]/[JP] (AllExceptUS)
  • KOKERNAK, Michael [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • NOLAND, Madelaine [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • CAMPBELL, Colin [GB]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • BETCHEL, Gordon [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • KOKERNAK, Michael
  • NOLAND, Madelaine
  • CAMPBELL, Colin
  • BETCHEL, Gordon
Agents
  • RABENA, John F.
Priority Data
12/913,67227.10.2010US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A NETWORK LINK BETWEEN BROADCAST CONTENT AND CONTENT LOCATED ON A COMPUTER NETWORK
(FR) SYSTÈMES ET PROCÉDÉS DE RÉALISATION D'UNE LIAISON DE RÉSEAU ENTRE UN CONTENU DE DIFFUSION ET UN CONTENU SITUÉ SUR UN RÉSEAU INFORMATIQUE
Abstract
(EN)
The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens representative of links to the stored content and delivery information representative of at least a duration for delivering the token. The trigger mechanism indicates an instruction to deliver a token over the television network, generating a signal indicating a respective one of the stored tokens and a time for starting the delivery of the respective token. The communications interface has a channel in communication with a television set top box device for transferring the respective token to the television set top box device. The packet generator generates packets within a stream of television content to be broadcast over the television network.
(FR)
L'invention concerne, selon divers aspects, des systèmes et des procédés pour lier un contenu mémorisé sur un réseau informatique à une diffusion de contenu sur un réseau de télévision. Le système comprend une base de données, un mécanisme de déclenchement, une interface de communication et un générateur de paquets. La base de données mémorise des jetons représentatifs de liens vers le contenu mémorisé et des informations de distribution représentatives d'au moins une durée pour délivrer le jeton. Le mécanisme de déclenchement indique par une instruction de délivrer un jeton sur le réseau de télévision, ce qui génère un signal indiquant un jeton respectif parmi les jetons mémorisés et un instant pour débuter la distribution du jeton respectif. L'interface de communication a un canal en communication avec un décodeur de poste de télévision pour transférer le jeton respectif au décodeur de poste de télévision. Le générateur de paquets génère des paquets dans un flux de contenu de télévision à diffuser sur le réseau de télévision.
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