06233389 is referenced by 861 patents and cites 15 patents.

A multimedia time warping system. The invention allows the user to store selected television broadcast programs while the user is simultaneously watching or reviewing another program. A preferred embodiment of the invention accepts television (TV) input streams in a multitude of forms, for example, National Television Standards Committee (NTSC) or PAL broadcast, and digital forms such as Digital Satellite System (DSS), Digital Broadcast Services (DBS), or Advanced Television Standards Committee (ATSC). The TV streams are converted to an Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) formatted stream for internal transfer and manipulation and are parsed and separated it into video and audio components. The components are stored in temporary buffers. Events are recorded that indicate the type of component that has been found, where it is located, and when it occurred. The program logic is notified that an event has occurred and the data is extracted from the buffers. The parser and event buffer decouple the CPU from having to parse the MPEG stream and from the real time nature of the data streams which allows for slower CPU and bus speeds and translate to lower system costs. The video and audio components are stored on a storage device and when the program is requested for display, the video and audio components are extracted from the storage device and reassembled into an MPEG stream which is sent to a decoder. The decoder converts the MPEG stream into TV output signals and delivers the TV output signals to a TV receiver. User control commands are accepted and sent through the system. These commands affect the flow of said MPEG stream and allow the user to view stored programs with at least the following functions: reverse, fast forward, play, pause, index, fast/slow reverse play, and fast/slow play.

Title
Multimedia time warping system
Application Number
9/126071
Publication Number
6233389 (B1)
Application Date
July 30, 1998
Publication Date
May 15, 2001
Inventor
Jean Swey Kao
Cupertino
CA, US
Ching Tong Chow
Fremont
CA, US
Andrew Martin Goodman
Menlo Park
CA, US
Alan S Moskowitz
San Francisco
CA, US
Roderick James McInnis
Milpitas
CA, US
James M Barton
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Kirk Wong
US
Michael A Glenn
US
Assignee
TiVo
CA, US
IPC
H04N 5/92
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