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Adaptive data segment delivery arbitration for bandwidth optimization

Systems, devices and processes are described to adapt segment requests placed by an autonomous media player during media streaming to compensate for fluctuations in the bandwidth consumed by the requested segments due to variances in the underlying video content. By providing predictive data about the bandwidth consumption of upcoming video segments, client devices can adapt requests for future segments accordingly. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Systems and methods for facilitating content discovery based on augmented context

Method, systems, and computer-readable media are provided to facilitate content discovery based on augmented context. A first set of images of a graphical display may be acquired and analyzed to identify visual characteristics of an object represented. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Systems and methods for simultaneously displaying video content from multiple programming sources

A method for viewing video content includes displaying, within a first display region, first video content from a first content source, and receiving a request to display second video content, wherein the second video content comprises only a portion of video content from a second content source (such as a news ticker or “scroll”). The second video content is then simultaneously displayed within a second display region adjacent to the first display region.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Viewing suggestions based on closed-captioned content from multiple tuners

Described are systems, methods and computer program products for suggesting television programs to a user by, for example, analyzing closed caption or subtitle content of unwatched or unrecorded video content to determine if the video content is of interest to the user. The user may indicate one or more keywords for use in the analysis and the analysis may scan the text of the closed caption or subtitle content to identify matches to the keywords. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Security video camera insertable into an exterior light socket for electrical power and associated systems, devices, and methods

A camera system includes: an ip camera that comprises a threadable power connection; a mounting/positioning apparatus connected to the ip camera that physically connects the ip camera to a building structure at an exterior portion of the building structure, wherein the mounting/positioning includes a light socket for supplying power to the ip camera; optionally a wifi bridge that is electrically connected to an interior power outlet of a building structure; and a wireless router that wirelessly connects with the wifi bridge or camera for the transmission of data between the wireless router and the wifi bridge.. . ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Systems and methods for aggregating content

A method for producing an audio representation of aggregated content includes selecting preferred content from a number of sources, wherein the sources are emotion-tagged, aggregating the emotion-tagged preferred content sources, and creating an audio representation of the emotion-tagged aggregated content. The aggregation of emotion-tagged content sources and/or the creation of the audio representation may be performed by a mobile device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Smart workplace movement

Systems, devices and processes effectively and efficiently manage the energy consumption of shared workspaces such as meeting rooms and the like. A central control device receives scheduling information and/or sensor information relating to meeting attendees, for example, that can be used to activate or deactivate resources within the shared meeting space. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Securely paired delivery of activation codes from smart card to remote client set-top box

Described herein are systems and methods for hardware enforcement of hardware functionality in a client television receiver. An activation message containing an activation code for a specific hardware component within the client television receiver can be transmitted from a television service provider system to a host television receiver having an associated smart card. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Securely paired delivery of activation codes from smart card to host set-top box

Described herein are systems and methods for hardware enforcement of hardware functionality in a television receiver. An activation message containing an activation code for a specific hardware component within the television receiver can be transmitted from a television service provider system to a television receiver having an associated smart card. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Distributed indoor smart antenna system for over-the-air television reception

A distributed indoor antenna system for over-the-air television reception includes technological improvements that increase signal quality on a display device. The system includes a plurality of active distributed antenna nodes and a reception gateway. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Strong authentication of client set-top boxes

Described herein are systems and methods for securing transmission of content from a smart card in a host television receiver to a client television receiver. The smart card can receive the encrypted content stream from the television service provider, decrypt the content stream with the global network key, identify the client television receiver as the destination of the content stream, generate a unique key specific to the content stream, encrypt the unique key with a local key known to the client television receiver, encrypt the content stream with the unique key, and transmit the encrypted content stream along with the encrypted unique key to the client television receiver. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Forced execution of authenticated code

Described herein are systems and methods for providing hardware based security to software applications in a television receiver. The system can include a television receiver having a trusted hardware environment that includes a security processor and a standard environment that includes an application processor. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Communications channels in media systems

A computing device includes program instructions to identify first communications by a first user about respective first media content items, each of the first communications made within a predetermined time preceding the first user's consumption of the respective first media content item. The computing device further includes instructions to identify a plurality of second users, each a party to one of the first communications. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

Television content management with integrated third party interface

A method for presenting internet content associated with a set of video content is provided. During playback of the set of video content on an electronic device, the method detects, by the electronic device, that the electronic device has been repositioned to reveal blank space on a display of the electronic device, wherein the display presents the blank space and the set of video content after repositioning of the electronic device; and presents related internet content on the blank space, by the electronic device, during playback of the set of video content.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/28/18 / #20180183923

In-vehicle mobile device distracted driver control

Various arrangements for restricting mobile device usage are presented. A mobile device may collect movement and location sensor data. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/28/18 / #20180183886

Communications channels in media systems

A computing device includes program instructions to select, based on indicia of interest for media content for each of a plurality of users, a first user and second user to engage in an interaction related to a media content item. The computing device further includes programming to select a topic related to the media content item for the interaction and initiate the interaction between the first and second user based on the topic.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/28/18 / #20180183885

Communications channels in media systems

A computing device is programmed to receive, first and second user indicia of interest for media content. The computing device is further programmed to receive first user data related to a media content item. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/21/18 / #20180176724

Methods and apparatus for altitude-based geofencing

A method of three-dimensional geofencing includes defining a virtual boundary in a three-dimensional geographical space, the virtual boundary including lateral position parameters and an altitude parameter. A boundary-related event and an action to be triggered based on the position of a trackable object is defined with respect to the virtual boundary. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/14/18 / #20180167678

Interactive media system

A computer that includes a processor and memory, wherein the memory stores instructions executable by the processor, wherein the processor is programmed to: predict a first score for a first user who has not viewed a media unit based on at least an affinity score between the first user and a second user and rating data provided by the second user that is associated with the media unit; after the first user has viewed the media unit, determine a second score for the first user based on rating data provided by the first user that is associated with the media unit; and upon determining that a difference between the first score and the second score is greater than a threshold, initiate a digital dialogue between the first and second users.. . ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/14/18 / #20180167655

Systems and methods for facilitating content discovery based on viewer ratings

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided to assist users to locate content of interest based on viewer ratings. First information enabling unique identification of a first user may be processed. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/14/18 / #20180165794

Systems and methods for facilitating enhanced display characteristics based on viewer state

Systems and methods for facilitating enhanced display characteristics based on viewer state are provided. A media device may process an indication of a first state of a first viewer of a display device that is coupled to the media device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/07/18 / #20180159198

Method and apparatus for optimal antenna alignment

An approach for determining remote terminal antenna alignment in a satellite communications system is provided. A point in time for an expected conjunction of an a remote terminal antenna, a satellite in communication with the remote terminal and the sun is determined based on predetermined positional data. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/07/18 / #20180157865

Smart card authenticated download

Described herein are systems and methods for providing a targeted and secure software image or other data to a television receiver. The data item can be provided to the smart card through a television service provider distribution system in blocks of data that are small enough to be processed by the smart card. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/07/18 / #20180157462

Apparatus, systems and methods for audio content diagnostics

Media content systems and methods are operable to detect sound using one or more microphones during presentation of a media content event. The audio content output is changed by a remedial action that is performed if the audio content detected by the microphones does not correspond to the intended audio content of the presented media content event.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/07/18 / #20180157343

Systems and methods for detecting and responding to user frustration with electronic devices

In various embodiments, a user frustration monitoring and control system may be part of or otherwise be operably coupled to a device to detect and respond to user frustration with the device or with other components in communication with the device. A user frustration monitoring and control system may detect when, out of frustration, a user jars or hits a set-top box or other device in communication with the set-top box, such as a remote-control device or monitor, and will perform an action to address the detected user frustration. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

05/31/18 / #20180150993

Apparatus, systems and methods for generating 3d model data from a media content event

Three dimension (3d) model generation systems and methods are operable to generate 3d model data corresponding to images of a physical object of interest that are viewed in a presenting media content event. An exemplary embodiment receives a user request that is associated with an interest by the user to obtain a 3d model of a physical object of interest that is being shown in a scene of a currently presenting media content event. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

05/24/18 / #20180146240

Sports bar mode automatic viewing determination

Described herein are methods and systems for automatically selecting television channels for display on one or more televisions based on the viewing preferences of the viewers. The viewers can enter their viewing preferences in a database through a user interface that a controller can access. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

05/17/18 / #20180139604

Determining the operational characteristics and configuration for wireless devices operating in the u-nii band

Embodiments are directed towards collecting information regarding the implementation of dynamic frequency selection and automatic channel selection by one or more wireless communication devices using the u-nii radio band. And to use the collected information to determine if other communication devices are coupled to communicate with each other via a wireless connection or a wired connection, or to modify the automatic channel selection mechanism used by one or more wireless communication devices.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

05/17/18 / #20180139512

Apparatus, systems and methods for controlling presentation of content using a multi-media table

Media content presentation systems and methods are operable to control content presentation on a touch-sensitive display of a multi-media table that is communicatively coupled to a media device that is operable to access the media content. An exemplary embodiment receives, at the multi-media table from the media device, a media content event; presents the media content event on a portion of the touch-sensitive display of the multi-media table; detects a gesture-based touch movement made by a user on the touch-sensitive display; determines an intended user command based on the detected gesture-based touch movement; generates a media device command when the intended user command is configured to control presentation of the media content event; and communicates the generated media device command from the multi-media table to the media device, wherein the media device controls the media content event in accordance with the received media device command.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

05/17/18 / #20180139494

Storing multiple instances of content

Content receivers may simultaneously record multiple instances of content for multiple programming channels based on content provider instructions. Systems and methods utilize the content receivers to record these multiple instances from at least a single transponder. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

05/17/18 / #20180139487

Hybrid electronic programming guide

A hybrid, expandable electronic programming guide that may allow broadcast programming customers to view both broadcast programming options and over-the-top service options in a single electronic programming guide.. . ... Echostar Technologies Llc

05/10/18 / #20180129387

Methods and systems for providing additional content

Systems and methods for incorporating additional material in video content are described. Exemplary methods may include identifying the individual frames within a portion of video content that will be visible during adjusted playback. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

05/03/18 / #20180121452

Apparatus, systems and methods for content playlist based on user location

An exemplary geographic playlist system includes a plurality of mobile devices with global positioning systems that provide geographic location information of the mobile device to a geographic location playlist device. The geographic location playlist device has a database of geographic playlist information that includes at least a unique identifier for each one of a plurality of media content events and at least one associated geographic location for each of the plurality of media content events. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

04/19/18 / #20180109849

Apparatus, systems and methods for presentation of media content using an electronic braille device

Systems and methods are operable to communicate information about media device operations to an electronic braille device. An exemplary embodiment receives a media content event at a media device, wherein the media content event is presented by at least one component of a media content presentation system to at least one visually impaired user; generates a supplemental braille text information message in response to an operation of the media device that affects the presentation of the media content event, wherein the supplemental braille text information message is based on text that indicates at least one attribute of the operation of the media device; and communicates the supplemental braille text information message to the electronic braille device, wherein the supplemental braille text information message is presented by the electronic braille device as tactile information that is sensed by the visually impaired user.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

04/19/18 / #20180109784

Measurement of ir emissions and adjustment of output signal

Various arrangements for monitoring and mitigating infrared (ir) interference from a display device are presented. Ir emissions from a display device are measured the ir signaling characteristics may be adjusted to mitigate interference from the emissions. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

04/12/18 / #20180103452

System and method to silence other devices in response to an incoming audible communication

A user's set top box detects the ringing of a telephone, mobile device or other type of audible notification of an incoming call or message and, in response, sends a command causing a current audio level of the television programming or other media currently being played to decrease such that the audible notification can be heard by the user. A device silencing manager on the set top box may detect the audible notification occurring by the sound waves of the audible notification from the mobile device picked up by a microphone of the receiving device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

04/12/18 / #20180102048

Systems and methods for providing remote-control special modes

A receiving device may assign a remote-control device of the receiving device to a special mode by storing an association of an identifier unique to the remote-control device with the particular special mode. The receiving device may receive a command from the remote-control device and determine that there has been a special mode assigned to the remote-control device based on the stored association of the identifier unique to the remote-control device with the particular special mode. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

04/05/18 / #20180098044

System and methods of managing multiple video players executing on multiple devices

Systems, devices and methods are provided to arbitrate network bandwidth that is shared between multiple video players executing concurrently on one or more client platforms that each have at least one video data stream supplied over a data network. An amount of bandwidth available from the data network is determined. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

04/05/18 / #20180097772

Content delivery optimization using adaptive and dynamic dns

Systems, methods, and computer program products for determining network characteristics are provided. The network characteristics may be used to facilitate changes to how content is delivered over a network, such as to avoid network congestion, to provide improved throughput, or to provide a good (or better) user experience, such as when streaming media. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/29/18 / #20180091863

Integrating broadcast media streams with user media streams

Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and/or methods are described for integrating a broadcast media stream with media streams from one or more amateur sources. In one implementation, a method includes receiving, at a stream integrator, one or more user media streams captured by one or more user capture devices, receiving a broadcast stream from a broadcast provider, selecting at least one of the one or more user media streams based on one or more parameters, and integrating one or more of the selected user media streams into the broadcast stream.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/29/18 / #20180091809

Systems and methods for picture quality monitoring

A receiving device performs an action that results in a corrective measure being taken to address a picture quality issue detected in real time in the frames currently being displayed on a television or other device. The receiving device or a remote system compares indications of video frames currently being displayed to stored video frames for that program to detect macroblocking or a frozen video frame. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/29/18 / #20180091598

Systems and methods for finding wireless signals sufficient for installation of wireless home automation devices

Various embodiments provide a systems and methods for finding wireless signals sufficient for installation of wireless home automation devices. Before such home automation devices are installed, or during the process of installing such home automation devices, the remote-control device of a wireless home automation hub may detect whether a suitable wireless signal is able to be received from the home automation hub or from a wireless repeater device at various locations on the customer premises and indicate that on the remote-control device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/29/18 / #20180091243

Uninterrupted satellite communications during vehicle movement

A satellite receiver in a vehicle continues to receive satellite communications even when line-of-sight to the satellite becomes obscured by obtaining a stream of the satellite broadcast via an ad hoc network. When the satellite receiver determines that the satellite broadcast signal is being lost (or is about to be lost), the satellite receiver transmits a request message on an alternate wireless channel seeking an alternate source for the satellite media program. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/22/18 / #20180084300

Apparatus, systems and methods for reducing time required for a media content event channel change

Systems and methods of a media device are operable to perform a channel change operation. An exemplary embodiment receives a first data table from a data table server, wherein the first data table comprises first control information used to perform a channel change operation such that the media device reconfigures itself to change to a new channel from a currently presenting channel or to a new media content event from a currently presenting media content event. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/22/18 / #20180084296

Recording of multiple television channels

Various arrangements for recording multiple television channels are presented. A plurality of sets of television channels may be identified. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/22/18 / #20180084022

Collecting media consumer data

A computer including a processor programmed to receive audio data from sensors. Based on the audio data, the computer identifies a media content item. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/22/18 / #20180083701

Light converting device

A light converter apparatus can receive a first light beam originated from a first li-fi device with a first wavelength. The first light beam may have data encoded therein. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/08/18 / #20180070136

Video output based on user and location monitoring

Techniques described herein relate to providing and controlling the output of physical conditioning video resources based on user and location monitoring data. In various embodiments, a receiver may receive physical conditioning videos from one or more video content providers. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/08/18 / #20180070135

Methods and systems for content navigation among programs presenting advertising content

Systems and methods for aiding user content navigation are described. An exemplary system may include an electronic device configured to receive audiovisual content and/or user inputs. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/08/18 / #20180070132

Event-based media playback

Particular portions or events of recorded television programming identified as having especially significant or interesting detail may be played-back at normal speed without user input; whereas other portions or events of the recorded television programming may be played-back at greater than normal speed.. . ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/08/18 / #20180068494

Systems and methods for updating non-networked autonomous devices

Various arrangements for servicing autonomous devices via satellite-based communication links are detailed herein. A satellite transponder stream of data may be monitored via a tuner for an identifier indicative of an autonomous device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/08/18 / #20180067485

Systems and methods for satellite-based on-board autonomous device deactivation

Various arrangements relating to on-board autonomous device deactivation systems are presented. A status signal may be output to a transceiver and transmitted via a satellite antenna to a satellite. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/01/18 / #20180063212

System and method of minimizing network bandwidth retrieved from an external network

A system and method are provided of minimizing network bandwidth used from an external network by client peers in a local network. The method can include the operation of organizing a plurality of clients each having media streamlets and a client parent in a structure within the local network. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/01/18 / #20180061220

Systems and methods for suppressing unwanted home automation notifications

Various arrangements for handling a home automation notification are presented. A home automation event may be determined to have occurred based on wireless data received from a home automation device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/01/18 / #20180061158

Trusted user identification and management for home automation systems

Various arrangements for determining and setting an authorization level for an unknown person are presented. Facial recognition may be performed on a received video stream. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

03/01/18 / #20180059631

Dynamic 3d object recognition and printing

Three-dimensional (3d) object manufacturing systems and methods are operable to manufacture printed 3d objects corresponding to user-selected physical objects of interest shown in a media content event that have been viewed by a user, wherein at least one 3d printer that is accessible by the user of the media device is operable to manufacture the printed 3d object corresponding to the viewed physical object of interest.. . ... Echostar Technologies Llc

02/22/18 / #20180053402

Systems and methods for limiting remote-control device mode changes

Various embodiments provide a systems and methods for a remote-control device to limit changes from one mode to a plurality of different modes. In response to a particular button press, sequence of button activations, time-dependent button presses and/or other type of input being entered on the remote-control device indicative of a command to limit mode changes, remote-control device prevents changing from one mode to a plurality of different modes until another command or input is received to allow such mode changes. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

02/15/18 / #20180045223

Fan mount

A computing device fan mounting system includes a chassis, a fan housing, and a fan mount. The chassis includes a receiving opening. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

02/08/18 / #20180042065

Methods and systems for delivering lte-u communications via satellite distribution system

Systems, devices, and methods are described for wireless communication. In one example a first wireless signal is received in a first radio frequency spectrum using a first antenna exterior to a building. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

02/08/18 / #20180041999

Systems, methods and apparatus for converting between wireless protocols

Various embodiments of systems, devices, and methods are described for wireless communication. In one example a first wireless signal is received in a first radio frequency spectrum using a first antenna exterior to a building. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

02/08/18 / #20180041800

Apparatus, systems and methods for accessing information based on an image presented on a display

Systems and methods are operable to control operation of a portable media device based on machine readable information of a graphical artifact shown on a display concurrently with presentation of a video portion of a media content event. A portable media device, using a portable media device provisioned with an image capture device, captures at least one image that includes the display that is presenting the graphical artifact and the video portion of the media content event, identifies the graphical artifact in the captured at least one image, determines the machine readable data based on the identified graphical artifact, and operates the portable media device to perform at least one operation based on the determined machine readable data.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

02/08/18 / #20180041791

Customized channel

Various arrangements generating a customized channel are presented. A customized channel may be generated for a user. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

02/08/18 / #20180039286

Midair tethering of an unmanned aerial vehicle with a docking station

Unmanned aerial vehicle docking systems and methods are presented herein. A uav may hover in a hovering position above a docking pad of the uav docking system based on positioning measurements. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

02/08/18 / #20180038029

Automated detection of washer/dryer operation/fault condition

Discussed herein is a system for detecting an operating condition of a clothes washing machine or a clothes drying machine, which can include a micro-electro-mechanical system (mems) sensor, the mems sensor being physically attached to the clothes washing or drying machine and a computerized controller, such as a home automation controller, can be in communication with the mems sensor. The computerized controller can receive signals from the mems sensor that indicate the state of the clothes washing or drying machine. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

02/01/18 / #20180035250

Smartphone bluetooth headset receiver

Systems and methods are provided for allowing a user with a smartphone to pair the smartphone with another bluetooth device to receive audio that is played to the user over headphones or through speakers on the smartphone. Further, an audio processing module is used to modify the audio presented to the user, extract closed captioning text to be displayed to the user, find information relevant to the audio to be displayed to the user, and pause audio content sent to the smartphone when phone calls or other smartphone interruptions occur.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

02/01/18 / #20180034875

Placeshifting of adaptive media streams

Systems, devices and methods are provided to support placeshifting of adaptive media streams. A home device acts as an intermediary that passes requests for segments of an adaptive stream from a remote device to a content source. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

02/01/18 / #20180032102

Multi-component communication devices and methods

Various arrangements of communication devices are presented. A combined battery and processing unit may be present that includes a housing, a battery, one or more processors; a microphone, and a speaker. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

01/25/18 / #20180027290

Methods and systems for location specific operations

Systems and methods for performing user accommodations are described. An exemplary system may include an electronic device configured to receive audiovisual content and/or user inputs. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

01/25/18 / #20180027279

Provider-defined live multichannel viewing events

Various arrangements for providing a multichannel viewing event are presented. A definition of the multichannel viewing event may be broadcast to multiple television receivers. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

01/25/18 / #20180024845

External accessibility systems and methods

Described are systems, methods and computer program products for generating accessible interface elements to facilitate presentation of alternative versions of a user interface or portions thereof to a user, such as a user having a disability. The disclosed systems, methods, and products allow users having a disability to more easily interact with and/or understand the user interfaces of consumer electronic devices. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

01/04/18 / #20180007415

Tracking user interaction from a receiving device

Measuring and tracking user interaction with a television receiver, such as a set top box or cable box. The television receiver may create and display a matrix code that includes temporal information, user identification information, geographic information, and/or a user selection. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

01/04/18 / #20180005495

Outdoor messaging display for home automation/security systems

An outdoor messaging display for a home automation system can include an arrival detection device for detecting a visitor's arrival. The system can also include a display device attached near a door that is capable of displaying text to the visitor. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/28/17 / #20170374409

Apparatus, systems and methods for satellite system fast channel change

Fast channel change systems and methods are operable to change channels to a newly selected media content event in response to a user request. An exemplary embodiment communicates a previously stored low resolution version segment of the newly selected media content event to a presentation system while the media device is performing a tuning operation to change channels to receive a currently broadcasting high resolution version of the newly selected media content event. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/28/17 / #20170374312

Apparatus, systems and methods for accessing missed media content

Systems and methods are operable to retrieve at least a portion of a missed media content event. An exemplary embodiment detects an occurrence of a failed recording of at least a portion of a media content event of interest; transmits a notification of the detected occurrence of the failed recording of the at least the portion of the media content event of interest from a media device to a replacement content device; and receives, at the media device, at least a portion of missed media content corresponding to at least the portion of the media content event of interest that failed to record.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/28/17 / #20170374124

Methods, systems, and apparatus for presenting participant information associated with a media stream

Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and/or methods are described for selectively obscuring a rendering of a media stream. In one implementation, the method includes receiving a media stream with a receiving device, receiving event data associated with the media stream, generating identification data based at least in part on the event data, presenting the media stream and identification data on a presentation device, receiving at least one participant selection from a user interface device, retrieving participant information based on the at least one participant selection, and presenting the participant information on the presentation device.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/28/17 / #20170368456

Media consumer data exchange

A computing device includes a processor is programmed to determine that communications from users relate to the same subject included in a stored list of subjects. Each of the communications includes an audio portion. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366909

Systems and methods for audio calibration using acoustic measurements

Various arrangements for providing audio calibration are presented. A remote control may determine that it is in position for an audio-based command to be received by the remote control from a user. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366806

Set top box health and configuration

Disclosure is directed to determining a condition of the television receiver and communicating information regarding that condition to end-points that are external to the television receiver. The television receiver may create a two-dimensional barcode with information regarding the receiver condition and output the two-dimensional barcode for display on a display device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/21/17 / #20170366594

Apparatus, system, and method for multi-bitrate content streaming

An apparatus, system, and method for maintaining a programming lineup of adaptive-bitrate content streaming is provided. The apparatus includes a timeline module configured to maintain a programming lineup of media content available over a network. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/21/17 / #20170364065

Unmanned aerial vehicle transponder systems with integrated disablement

Various systems and methods for disabling uavs are presented. An interrogation system may transmit an identifier request message to a uav. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/14/17 / #20170359627

Use of audio signals to provide interactive content to end users via smart devices

Various arrangements for providing interactive content to viewers of television programming are presented. A television service provider system may supplement broadcast television programming with a supplemental audio signal. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/14/17 / #20170359626

Automatic control of video content playback based on predicted user action

Various methods and systems for controlling the operation of a media playback device are presented here. An exemplary embodiment of a control method receives user interaction data that indicates content consumption behavior of at least one user of a media services delivery system. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/14/17 / #20170359188

Remote sound generation for a home automation system

Various arrangements for sound generation based on remotely-enforced rules are presented. A rule definition for a rule may be received that defines a sound event to be remotely output in response to an occurrence of a home automation event. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

12/07/17 / #20170353767

Systems and methods for communications between client devices of a broadcast system

Systems and methods may provide for communication between a plurality of client devices of a broadcast system. The communication may be, for example, a recommendation of a program that is communicated from one subscriber to another subscriber or subscribers via their client devices. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

11/30/17 / #20170347156

Methods and apparatus for selectively obscuring a rendering of a media stream

Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and/or methods are described for selectively obscuring a rendering of a media stream. In one implementation, the method includes receiving a request to render the media stream. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339452

Account-specific encryption key

One embodiment takes the form of a method and apparatus for creating a customer-specific encryption key for encrypting digital information. The encryption key may be based on a customer number and may be associated with several devices such that the devices may encrypt and decrypt the digital information. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

11/23/17 / #20170339067

Systems, methods and apparatus for restricting network access

Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and/or methods are described for restricting user devices from accessing a communication network. In one implementation, multiple user devices are assigned to a user profile. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

11/23/17 / #20170337401

Dual purpose press-bar and heat sink for high data transfer integrated circuit card reader

Various embodiments provide a dual purpose press-bar and heat sink for an integrated circuit card (icc) reader. The dual purpose press-bar and heat sink provides two functions. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

11/16/17 / #20170332119

Systems and methods for automatically recording content based on user web activity data

Systems and methods for automatically recording content based on user web activity data are provided. One such method includes receiving, by a receiving device, user web activity information associated with a user of the receiving device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

11/16/17 / #20170332072

Detection and marking of low quality video content

A mobile electronic device and a related method of processing video information are presented herein. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, the method of processing video information captures video data with a source device, and determines that a segment of video content conveyed by the video data does not satisfy predetermined video quality criteria. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

11/09/17 / #20170323552

Systems, methods and apparatus for determining button degradation of a user input device

Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and methods are described for a user input device, such as a remote control device. In one implementation, the remote control device includes at least one pair of electrical contacts, at least one button configured to electrically connect the at least one pair of electrical contacts, and a degradation measurement module in electrical communication with at least one of the electrical contacts. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

11/09/17 / #20170322947

Providing media content based on media element preferences

A computing device is programmed to receive data collected from communications of a user. The computer identifies portions of the collected data including a keyword selected from a list of media content elements or lists of keywords associated with each of the media content elements. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

10/26/17 / #20170311048

Adaptive multicast delivery of media streams

Various systems, methods and devices adaptively manage the multicast delivery of multiple media programs. Each of the media programs is encoded into multiple media streams, each stream having a different bitrate, frame rate, resolution or other encoding parameter. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

10/26/17 / #20170311026

Apparatus, systems and methods for control of media content event recording

Systems and methods are operable to record a user-specified media content event at a media device. An exemplary embodiment grabs a series of subsequently received image frames from a preceding broadcasting media content event after a monitored real time reaches a closing credits monitor time, wherein the closing credits monitor time is a recording start time less a predefined duration. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

10/26/17 / #20170310606

Aggregated adaptive bit rate streaming

Systems, methods and devices provide efficient bandwidth allocation on a satellite, mobile telephone or other data connection by allowing nodes to share bandwidth for commonly-requested data. A transmission center, uplink or other gateway suitably recognizes when content requests from multiple different nodes are simultaneously requesting delivery of the same content. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

10/12/17 / #20170295407

Apparatus, systems and methods for media mosaic management

Systems and methods for managing media mosaics are described. One embodiment provides a media mosaic management method in a media device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

10/12/17 / #20170295389

Delay of social media during time-shifted viewing of multi-media presentations

A method that provides a delay of social media feeds during time-shifted viewing of multi-media presentations including the steps of receiving a media presentation, time-shifting the media presentation for a period of time, receiving a social media message regarding the media presentation, and delaying presentation of the social media message for the period of time.. . ... Echostar Technologies Llc

10/12/17 / #20170294209

Systems and methods for generating and presenting virtual experiences

Various embodiments facilitate the creation and presentation of a virtual experience. In one embodiment, the virtual experience is assembled from user model data corresponding to a three-dimensional representation of a user, user movement data corresponding to at least one movement characteristic of the user, user voice data corresponding to at least one vocal characteristic of the user, environment data corresponding to a three-dimensional representation of a location, and event data corresponding to a captured event at the location. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

10/05/17 / #20170289637

Dynamic content selection menu

A content selection menu is generated and provided to a user. The content selection menu includes a plurality of audiovisual (av) programs that are provided for user selection. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

10/05/17 / #20170289496

Transcoding and caching for off air television programming delivery

Techniques are disclosed for capturing, transcoding, and caching off-air programming at a location local to the consumer. According to certain embodiments, a device is provided that receives off-air (e.g., broadcast) and/or cable (e.g. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/28/17 / #20170280200

Direct capture and sharing of screenshots from video programming

A method of operating a video services receiver involves the processing of video data for presentation on a display element associated with the video services receiver. During presentation of the video event, a screenshot command is received at the video services receiver. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/28/17 / #20170279863

System and method of managing multiple video players

A system and method are provided for managing multiple video players executing on a client software platform. The method includes the operation of displaying a plurality of video players viewable by an end user. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/21/17 / #20170272684

Personalized multimedia content driven by user preferences

One embodiment may take the form of an apparatus for providing personalized multimedia content to a user of a television system based on the user's preferences. In one implementation, a television receiver of a television system may monitor the habits and usage of the users of the system. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/21/17 / #20170266329

Systems and methods for disinfecting a remote control using ultraviolet light

A remote control having an ultraviolet light emitting device for disinfecting the outer surfaces of the remote control is disclosed. In particular, the remote control may include an ultraviolet transmissive housing and internal ultraviolet emitting light emitting diodes. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/14/17 / #20170264965

Television receiver authorization over internet protocol network

Embodiments described herein provide various techniques for programming and authorizing television receivers and other subscriber equipment via internet protocol (ip) networks. In some embodiments, a television receiver device (e.g., a satellite television receiver, cable television receiver, etc.) may detect and establish a connection to an ip network. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/14/17 / #20170264956

Television broadcast dynamic recording calibration

Embodiments described herein provide various techniques for dynamically calibrating digital video recordings of television broadcasts based on analyses of changes to time data and channel data associated with live television broadcasts. In various embodiments, television receivers may transmit sets of recording schedule data to television broadcast monitor devices, which may receive time data corresponding to live broadcast television programs from various data sources, such as satellite or cable television service providers, social media servers, user devices, and other data sources. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/14/17 / #20170264950

Online backup and restoration of television receiver storage and configuration data

Embodiments described herein provide various techniques for backing up and restoring data and programs at television receiver devices. In some embodiments, various types of data stored locally by television receiver devices may be backed up by uploading the data to a television provider server, cloud-based storage system, and/or other remote storage locations. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/14/17 / #20170264947

Television receiver communication and resource sharing

Embodiments described herein provide various techniques for communication, collaboration, and resource sharing between television receivers operating at separate locations. In some embodiments, a television receiver device may be configured to identify and transmit various receiver data to other associated television receivers at separate physical locations. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/14/17 / #20170264920

Apparatus, systems and methods for control of sporting event presentation based on viewer engagement

Systems and methods are operable to present a sporting event on a display based on a determined level of viewer engagement and a determined team preference of the viewer. An exemplary embodiment presents a neutral viewpoint video content segment on the display during the first period of game play when the viewer has a neutral team preference, alternatively presents a first team alternative video content segment on the display during the first period of game play when the viewer has a preference for the first team, or alternatively presents a second team alternative video content segment on the display during the first period of game play when the viewer has a preference for the second team.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/14/17 / #20170262458

Augmented mobile media

In an item of media content, one or more essential segments and one or more non-essential segments are identified. One or more essential segments is selected for inclusion in playback of the item of media content. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/07/17 / #20170257665

Television content management with integrated third party interface

Systems, methods and devices manage second screen media content that is associated with live or previously-recorded television programming while the programming is being viewed by a user. A control application provides an html5 or other application program interface (api) that allows advertisers, retailers or other third parties to access the remote control application for providing useful features.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/07/17 / #20170257595

Network-based event recording

A system includes a media device including a processor programmed to receive sensor data indicating a field of view of a user and adjust a field of view of a video capture device in the media device to correspond to the field of view of the user. The processor receives media data from the video capture device and stores the media data, together with metadata including time indicia for each segment in the media data. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

09/07/17 / #20170255263

Haptic feedback remote control systems and methods

Haptic feedback remote control systems and methods are provided. A method for providing haptic feedback to a user of a haptic feedback remote control device includes receiving, by a receiving device, an electronic command issued from the haptic feedback remote control device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

08/31/17 / #20170251279

Apparatus, systems and methods for distribution of addressable content

Systems and methods are operable to distribute targeted assets to a plurality of media devices. An exemplary embodiment generates an asset file defined by an asset file time period, wherein target assets are selected for saving into the asset file when the intended initial presentation time of a target asset falls within the asset file time period of the asset file that is being generated. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

08/31/17 / #20170251236

Method and apparatus for biometric identification of a user in a broadcast communication receiver

In a method for identifying a user in a network of broadcast communication receivers, a physical characteristic of a user is analyzed in association with the user accessing a first of the receivers. First biometric information based on the characteristic as analyzed in association with the user accessing the first receiver is generated. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

08/31/17 / #20170249291

Systems and methods for processing shorthand items in electronic communications

System and methods are disclosed that replace shorthand items such acronyms, abbreviations, jargon, slang, codes, shortcut expressions, emojis, stickers, ideograms and emoticons in an electronic message with expansions, which are definitions or meanings of the shorthand items. Based on a number of times previous messages to the recipient included an expansion of the shorthand item, the system determines whether to stop or to continue expanding the shorthand item in electronic messages to that recipient. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

08/24/17 / #20170244147

Hitch mount for antenna systems

Various embodiments provide an antenna hitch mount for securing an antenna, such as a satellite dish, to a vehicle. According to one embodiment, the hitch mount includes a hitch mounting portion, a plate, and an antenna mounting portion. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

08/24/17 / #20170243474

Remote control with microphone used for pairing the remote control to a system and method of using the same

According to the principles as disclosed herein, a remote control contains a microphone. The microphone inside the remote control picks up the audio content of all surrounding sound in the room in which is it located. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

08/17/17 / #20170238034

Geographically independent determination of segment boundaries within a video stream

A method for creating an announcement stream for a geographic region is provided. The method receives, at a designated computer system, characterizing metadata for a first audio/video stream; analyzes a second audio/video stream to obtain characterizing metadata for the second video stream; compares, with the computer system, the characterizing metadata for the first video stream to the characterizing metadata for the second video stream to generate offset data ; and calculates timing information corresponding to segment boundaries for the second video stream using the offset data.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

08/17/17 / #20170237736

Private information management system and methods

In some embodiments, a method is provided for storing data in a storage device associated with a first electronic device. The first electronic device can receive a request for data from a remote electronic device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

08/17/17 / #20170237458

Swappable multi-component communication devices and methods

Various activity tracker and communication devices are presented. Such devices may include a processing unit and a battery unit. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

08/17/17 / #20170235331

Magnetically-coupled multi-component communication devices and methods

Various embodiments of two-way communication devices and tracker devices are presented. Such a device may include a processing unit, comprising: a housing, one or more processors; a microphone, a speaker; and a first electrical connector for receiving power, wherein the one or more processors, the microphone, and the speaker are housed by the housing. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

08/03/17 / #20170223092

Providing media content based on user state detection

A system includes a computing device including a processor programmed to receive data identifying a mental state of a user, the data including at least one of a user physical condition and a user communication. Based on the mental state data, the processor is programmed to assign one or more stored keywords to the user, and provide media content to the user based on the keywords assigned to the user based on the mental state data.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

08/03/17 / #20170220570

Adjusting media content based on collected viewer data

A system including a media device including a processor programmed to display a first media content item on a display device. The processor is further programmed to collect sensor data during display of first media content item. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/27/17 / #20170214457

Systems, methods and apparatus for assembling a transport stream from satellite transponder signals

Various embodiments of systems, apparatus, and methods are described for assembling at least one transport stream from satellite transponder signals. In one example, the method includes capturing at least one satellite feed, the at least one satellite feed including a plurality of transponder signals; demodulating each of the plurality of transponder signals, each demodulated transponder signal corresponding to a transport stream including a plurality of input streams; parsing one or more selected streams from the plurality of input streams; assembling at least one new transport stream from the one or more selected streams; modulating the at least one new transport stream to generate at least one new transponder signal; adding the at least one new transponder signal to a channel stack; and transmitting the channel stack to a receiving device.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/20/17 / #20170208369

Automated identification of video program content

Various systems, devices and methods automatically identify advertisements or other portions of television or other media content prior to broadcast using automated content analysis. Information about identified content may be used for any number of different purposes, including advertisement identification; advertisement replacement; second screen browsing or augmentation of identified content; tracking of times or places that ads or other content are viewed; and many others.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/20/17 / #20170208357

Apparatus, systems and methods for configuring a mosaic of video tiles

Media device systems and methods are operable to generate mosaic video formats that are each configured to generate corresponding mosaic videos that present video content in video tiles. An exemplary embodiment receives a selection of one of a plurality of mosaic video templates, receives a specification of a video mosaic name, and generates a mosaic video format. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/13/17 / #20170201776

Over-the-air television gap filler using television-white-space channels via wireless local area networks

Embodiments are directed towards a television system that utilizes a host device and television receiver to receive content via over-the-air television channels where the television receiver cannot directly receive over-the-air transmissions. The television receiver selects an over-the-air channel and provides the selection to the host device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/13/17 / #20170201745

Detection and marking of low quality video content

A mobile electronic device and a related method of processing video information are presented herein. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, the method of processing video information captures video data with a source device, and determines that a segment of video content conveyed by the video data does not satisfy predetermined video quality criteria. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170196121

Self-adjustable heat spreader system for set-top box assemblies

Systems, electronic devices, and methods are directed to a self-adjustable heat spreader. A spring system may include one or more spring members and a contact surface adapted to contact a circuit board component. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195731

Media systems for temporally and contextually relevant recommendations

Multimedia systems and related methods and devices are provided for recommending media programs to a user. Viewing characteristics of the user are determined based on usage information detailing preceding viewing sessions for the user. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195715

Advance decryption key acquisition for streaming media content

Various arrangements are presented for reducing channel change times. A first tuner of a television receiver may tune to a decryption key transponder stream. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195701

Programming disruption diagnostics

Various arrangements for monitoring and utilizing solar conjunction events are presented. An occurrence of a solar conjunction event caused by the sun being substantially aligned with the satellite antenna through which a television receiver receives signals from one or more satellites may be monitored. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195235

Systems and methods for bandwidth estimation in oscillating networks

A method for estimating bandwidth associated with an oscillating network includes determining a set of first average bandwidths within a corresponding set of first sliding windows, wherein each of the first sliding windows has a first duration. A second sliding window is defined such that it includes the set of first sliding windows, the second sliding window having a second duration that is larger than the first duration. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170195130

Personalized home automation control based on individualized profiling

Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory, machine-readable media that facilitate personalized home automation control based at least in part on individualized protocol. First sensor data may be received, and may be indicative of an identified individual that is sensed by a set of sensors. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170194719

Systems, apparatus, and methods for selecting antennas

According to principles of the embodiments as disclosed herein, a device that determines its own orientation and selects an appropriately oriented antenna based on the device's orientation is provided. The device may include a housing including an interior having a base and a top and a first sidewall extending from a perimeter of the base to the top. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170191695

Methods and systems for control of home automation activity based on user characteristics

The present technology relates to systems and methods for control of home automation activity based on user preferences. More specifically, the present technology relates to using a home automation system to control home automation activity based on user preferences. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

07/06/17 / #20170191693

Methods and systems for control of home automation activity based on user preferences

The present technology relates to systems and methods for control of home automation activity based on user characteristics. More specifically, the present technology relates to using a home automation system to control home automation activity based on user characteristics and weighting home automation sensors based on priority. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170188116

Methods and apparatus for presenting advertisements during playback of recorded television content

A method for operating a programming receiver is provided. The method displays, by the programming receiver, a sequence of recorded video content comprising a video presentation and a plurality of segments of interstitial content; receives, at the programming receiver, a command to skip one of the plurality of segments of interstitial content; and presents a screen comprising a picture advertisement for the one of the plurality of segments of interstitial content, the screen requesting confirmation to skip the one of the plurality of segments of interstitial content in the sequence.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170188080

Associating a control device with an electronic component

A method and device for associating a remote with a component. The method and system may include receiving a control command from the remote. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170188075

Using closed captioning elements as reference locations

Various arrangements for using closed captioning data in controlling content recording are presented. An indication of one or more closed captioning elements and corresponding positional data may be received. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170188072

Methods and systems for adaptive content delivery

Systems, devices, and methods for streaming media content over a network are provided. One exemplary method of streaming media content over a network involves obtaining, at a client device coupled to the network from a device coupled to the network, a prioritized list of a plurality of content delivery sources on the network, selecting, by a media player at the client device, a first content delivery source of the plurality of content delivery sources based at least in part on the prioritized list, and requesting, by the media player, the media content from the first content delivery source via the network.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170188065

Methods and systems for assisted content delivery

Systems, devices, and methods for streaming media content over a network are provided. One exemplary method of assisted streaming of media content over a network involves detecting, by a media player at a client device coupled to the network, a first condition with respect to streaming the media content, and in response to the first condition, requesting, by the media player, a first portion of the media content from a first content delivery source on the network. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170188060

Remote storage digital video recorder streaming and related methods

Systems, devices, and methods for streaming or otherwise delivering media content over a network are provided. One exemplary method of streaming media content over a network using a rs-dvr system involves receiving, at the rs-dvr system, a request for a portion of the media content from a media player on a client device via the network, receiving, at the rs-dvr system, the portion of the media content from an origin server on the network, buffering the portion of the media content at the rs-dvr system, and transmitting the portion of the media content to the media player on the client device. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170188059

Dynamic content delivery routing and related methods and systems

Systems, devices, and methods for streaming media content over a network are provided. One exemplary method of streaming media content over a network involves transmitting one or more portions of the media content to a client device via a delivery route between a content delivery source and the network, determining a performance metric associated with the transmitting of the one or more portions via the delivery route, and dynamically adjusting the delivery route between the content delivery source and the network based at least in part on the performance metric.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170187993

Unmanned aerial vehicle integration with home automation systems

Various arrangements are provided for using an unmanned aerial vehicle with a home automation system. The home automation host system may determine that a home automation event has occurred. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/29/17 / #20170185810

Smart card reader with electrostatic discharge protection

Various embodiments provide a smart card reader that includes a smart card reader body and smart card contacts. The smart card reader body is a single, contiguous piece of electrically dissipative material. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/22/17 / #20170180786

Apparatus, systems and methods for deleting recording timers of a media device

Systems and methods are operable to manage timers that control recording of media content. An exemplary embodiment compares a retrieved stale timer criteria with a retrieved timer attribute; determines whether the timer is stale based on the comparison of the retrieved timer attribute and the stale timer criteria, wherein the timer is determined to be stale when the media content event identified by the timer will not be recorded because the media content event identified by the timer is not scheduled to be broadcast at a future date; and then automatically deletes the timer in response to determining that the timer is stale.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/22/17 / #20170178693

Adaptive media content recording

A media content processing system includes a receiver configured to receive a media content signal, associated with a media content instance, from a plurality of sources including a first source and a second source. The media content processing system further includes a processing device programmed to generate a first recorded segment that includes a portion of the media content instance received from the first source, determine a signal strength of the media content signal received from the first source, compare the signal strength to a predetermined level, request the media content signal from the second source if the signal strength is below the predetermined level, generate a second recorded segment that includes a portion of the media content instance received from the second source, and concatenate the second recorded segment to the first recorded segment.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc

06/22/17 / #20170178682

Systems and processes for efficiently storing and retrieving video content

Methods, systems and devices are described to improve the storage and retrieval of video content. The general concepts set forth herein could be used in any video storage system that uses disk drives to store video content, including remote or local storage digital video recorders (dvrs) and the like.. ... Echostar Technologies Llc








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