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Clayton N Cowgill, John Marshall, Phil Johnson, Michael Walters: Personal audio player with a removable multi-function module. Digital Networks North America, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert Berghoff, August 12, 2003: US06606281 (69 worldwide citation)

A digital audio player has a removable and interchangeable multi-function module that has at least one operating member. The multi-function interchangeable module interoperates with the body of the digital audio player to provide a plurality of features, which include, but are not limited to, additi ...


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Rafael Heredia, Frank U Greer, Randolph G Young, Sean S Priddy, Michael P Dean: Apparatus, method and database for control of audio/video equipment. Digital Networks North America, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 20, 2006: US07065287 (66 worldwide citation)

Control of audio/video equipment is provided by an apparatus constructed like a computer, with audio and video subsystems. The audio subsystem includes a programmable analog mixer and several analog and digital multiplexers to route and mix multiple inputs to multiple outputs. Databases are stored i ...


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Michael J Kobb: Method and system for extending recording. Digital Networks North America, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 8, 2008: US07356246 (58 worldwide citation)

A digital video recorder (DVR) is user-configurable to start recording before a scheduled start of a program. The DVR displays an electronic program guide having a graphical indicator that the DVR is configured to start recording a program early. When a user commands the DVR to play back the recorde ...


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Christopher Dow, Adam Briggs, Jateen Parekh, Chris Coley, Tai Ming Chen, Chuang Chun Liu: System and method for improved blackfield detection. Digital Networks North America, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green P A, Peter A Nieves, July 31, 2007: US07251413 (30 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for providing enhanced navigation of stored digital video content based upon an event index. Includes generation and storage of an event index, as well as navigation based on events in the event index. An example system is embodied in a digital video recorder that detects and sto ...


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Christopher Commons, Marty R Wachter, Robert A Bouterse: Method and apparatus for remotely controlling a receiver according to content and user selection. Digital Networks North America, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 4, 2007: US07305694 (27 worldwide citation)

System and method for automatically controlling a media receiver by instructing the media receiver to use a particular receiver connection and to play a selected media unit using one of a plurality of play modes according to characteristics of the media unit. Media units may be encoded using any of ...


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Dan Levin, Tom Carhart, Matthew Self: Field upgradeable recording device. Digital Networks North America, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, November 25, 2003: US06654546 (16 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus providing for field upgrade of storage capacity in a recording device. The recording device is manufactured with a storage unit having a storage capacity of X (where X may be, for example, 5 GB). Access to the full storage capacity of the storage unit is limited at the time of ...


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Mark D Goodwin, Lynda Kitlyn Seto, David Allen Westerhoff: Method and system for reconfiguring a selection system based on layers of categories descriptive of recordable events. Digital Networks North America, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 30, 2007: US07290211 (14 worldwide citation)

A method and system for selection of recordable events from among a set of recordable events, based on categories and sub-categories, that cumulatively describe a substantial portion of the entire set of recordable events. After receiving a first set of categories, and first sets of sub-categories c ...


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Layne Britton: Providing audience flow in a personal television device. Digital Networks North America, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, April 25, 2006: US07035528 (13 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for encouraging audience flow. In the described embodiment, a user selects a program for recording. In addition to recording the selected program, the recording device records an additional program. In certain embodiments, the additional program may be the program that is broa ...


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Christopher Commons, Piero Madar: Automatic identification of DVD title using internet technologies and fuzzy matching techniques. Digital Networks North America, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, January 3, 2006: US06983289 (10 worldwide citation)

An iterative search technique is used to quickly and accurately locate information in a database, such as one storing information about digital versatile discs (DVDs). First, a presumably unique search key is generated for an unidentified DVD and compared with corresponding keys in a database. If no ...


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Wolfe Andrew: Portable entertainment apparatus. Digital Networks North America, Wolfe Andrew, WETTERMANN Thomas E, March 17, 2005: WO/2005/024818 (6 worldwide citation)

A portable entertainment apparatus capable of communicating with a digital entertainment server is provided. The digital entertainment server is operable to store video content, and the portable entertainment apparatus is operable to store at least part of the video content stored in the digital ent ...



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