07292775 is referenced by 117 patents and cites 25 patents.

A digital video recorder (DVR) is disclosed for use with a monitor and a set top box (STB), the STB for demodulating program data from a program signal received over a communication channel and for generating a STB graphical user interface (GUI). The DVR comprises a local memory for storing the program data received from the STB and a plurality of program identifiers. The DVR further comprises a DVR controller for maintaining the plurality of program identifiers, and for communicating to the STB the plurality of program identifiers independent of when the STB demodulates the program data identified by the program identifiers. The STB is responsive to the plurality of program identifiers to modify at least one selected operation of the STB.

Title
Communicating program identifiers from a digital video recorder (DVR) to a set top box (STB) independent of when the STB demodulates the associated program data
Application Number
9/960030
Publication Number
7292775 (B1)
Application Date
September 20, 2001
Publication Date
November 6, 2007
Inventor
Timothy J Elliott
Huntington Beach
CA, US
William P Price
Fountain Valley
CA, US
William B Boyle
Lake Forest
CA, US
Agent
Howard H Sheerin Esq
Assignee
Keen Personal Media
CA, US
IPC
H04N 7/00
H04N 5/91
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