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Steven M Casagrande, David A Kummer: Methods and apparatus for presenting substitute content in an audio/video stream using text data. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, April 10, 2012: US08156520 (174 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of apparatus and/or methods are described for skipping, filtering and/or replacing content from an audio/video stream using text data associated with the audio/video stream. The text data is processed using location information that references a segment of the text data of the fi ...


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Stephen Strong, Frederick R Tuck, Daniel Alexander Landreth: Satellite signal distribution. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 29, 2013: US08572661 (148 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system and method for receiving satellite television signals. A centralized system component may be provided in association with the satellite antenna. The centralized system component includes at least one or more tuners and one or more demodulators. The centralized component may pro ...


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Morgan Haden Kirby, Henry Gregg Martch: User interface. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, January 7, 2014: US08627349 (53 worldwide citation)

A method of providing access to a block of stored content includes transmitting a general EPG at a content receiver for display on a presentation device, the EPG including a plurality of channels having a plurality of programs available at a plurality of times, receiving input from a user to display ...


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Steven Michael Casagrande: Automatically recording supplemental content. Echostar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 21, 2013: US08447170 (43 worldwide citation)

A content provider transmits instructions to a content receiver to record multiple instances of content. The instances of content are included in the same frequency band of a broadcast transmitted by the content provider via a first communication link and scrambled utilizing the same control word. T ...


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Steven Michael Casagrande: Altering presentation of received content based on use of closed captioning elements as reference locations. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, May 7, 2013: US08437622 (42 worldwide citation)

A content receiver receives an captioning element and positional information regarding segments of a content instance. The captioning element corresponds to a component of captioning data included in content that can be utilized with the positional information to locate where the segments stop and/o ...


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David A Kummer, Erik J Swenson: System and method for dynamically adjusting recording parameters. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, February 25, 2014: US08660412 (38 worldwide citation)

Content receivers may be configured to simultaneously record multiple instances of content for multiple programming channels based on content provider instructions. Systems and methods utilize the content receivers to dynamically adjust recording parameters to account for instances of content with a ...


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David A Kummer, William Michael Beals: System and method for memory jumping within stored instances of content. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, December 10, 2013: US08606088 (38 worldwide citation)

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 perform memory jumping operations within files having the simultaneously recorded multiple instance ...


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Luke VanDuyn: Electronic programming guides combining stored content information and content provider schedule information. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, November 12, 2013: US08584167 (38 worldwide citation)

A receiver provides an EPG. The EPG includes schedule information for content accessible by the receiver from a content provider presented as slots in a grid arranged by time and source. The receiver may determine recorded content is stored and incorporate content information for the recorded conten ...


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Luke VanDuyn, John T Kennedy: Backwards guide. Echostar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 30, 2014: US08850476 (36 worldwide citation)

A receiver determines to transmit an EPG that includes schedule information regarding content available from a provider, determines that content is stored and is not currently available from the provider, incorporates information regarding the stored content in the EPG, and includes indicators indic ...


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David Kummer, Germar Schaefer: Smartcard encryption cycling. Echostar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, August 26, 2014: US08819722 (36 worldwide citation)

Various arrangements for encrypting multiple television channels are presented. A first television channel of a plurality of television channels to be protected via a first entitlement control message (ECM) using a first encryption scheme may be designated. The plurality of television channels may b ...