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Mustafa Eroz, Feng Wen Sun, Lin Nan Lee: Method and system for providing low density parity check (LDPC) encoding. The DirecTV Group, Georgann S Grunebach, March 13, 2007: US07191378 (170 worldwide citation)

An approach is provided for a method of encoding structure Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes. Memory storing information representing a structured parity check matrix of Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes is accessed during the encoding process. The information is organized in tabular form, w ...


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Michael Ficco, Adrian Yap, Ernest Seah, Rajeshwari Karthikeyan: Device control via digitally stored program content. The DIRECTV Group, Georgann S Grunnbach, March 15, 2005: US06868292 (159 worldwide citation)

A method and system of controlling devices with digitally stored content. Devices such as home electronic appliances, lighting systems, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, home security systems and home entertainment systems are controlled from a single, centralized device. A ...


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Joseph Santoru: Method and apparatus for reducing interference between terrestrially-based and space-based broadcast systems. The DIRECTV Group, Georgann S Grunebach, December 13, 2005: US06975837 (142 worldwide citation)

A system and method for reducing interference between communications systems sharing at a portion of at least some allocated frequency bands is described. The system comprises a first communication system broadcasting on a first set of broadcast bands having guard bands therebetween, and a second co ...


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Craig A Finseth, Jeffrey A Brown, Philip E Hsiao, Robert G Arsenault: Method and apparatus for sharing viewing preferences. The DirecTV Group, Georgann S Grunebach, John A Crook III, November 2, 2004: US06813775 (138 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for sharing viewer preference information between a first user and a second user is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of storing first user viewer preference information characterizing media programs selected by the first user in a memory of a ...


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Raynold M Kahn, Gregory J Gagnon, David D Ha, Peter M Klauss, Christopher P Curren, Thomas H James: Video on demand pay per view services with unmodified conditional access functionality. The DIRECTV Group, Georgann S Grunebach, John A Crook III, February 8, 2005: US06853728 (109 worldwide citation)

A system and method for storing and retrieving program material for subsequent replay is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of receiving access control information and the program material encrypted according to a first encryption key, the access control information including the first encryp ...


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Robert G Arsenault, Jeffrey A Brown, Philip E Hsiao, Tam T Leminh, Craig A Finseth: Method and apparatus for transmission, receipt, caching and display of one-way broadcast programming and data. The DirecTV Group, Georgann S Grunebach, November 29, 2005: US06971119 (78 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method and apparatus for transmitting, receiving, storing and displaying television program data. The method includes transmitting data including scheduled program data, program guide data, and cache program data. The method further includes receiving the transmitted data ...


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John P Godwin: Device and method for the integrated presentation of a secondary service as a part of a primary service. The DIRECTV Group, John A Crook, Georgann S Grunebach, August 3, 2004: US06772434 (68 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing an integrated presentation of existing media program services and secondary media program services is described. The method comprises the steps of receiving and displaying an electronic program guide comprising channels and programs carried by both the primary se ...


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Craig A Finseth, Jeffrey A Brown, Philip E Hsiao: Categorical electronic program guide. The Directv Group, Georgann Grunebach, John A Crook, June 22, 2004: US06754906 (57 worldwide citation)

The invention is a device for generating a display of an electronic program guide on a screen. Invention is comprised of a receiver which includes a tuner for receiving an input stream of television content and electronic program guide data. The receiver separates the electronic program guide data f ...


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Robert G Arsenault, Aspandyar M Jijina: Automatic software update detection and flexible installer for set-top boxes. The DIRECTV Group, March 2, 2010: US07673297 (55 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for updating set top box software from a resident software version stored in a memory of the set-top box to a current software version is disclosed. The method comprises the step of automatically checking to determine if the resident software version is the current software ve ...


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Andrew L Wolfe, David Westerhoff: Method and system for adaptive transcoding and transrating in a video network. The Directv Group, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 30, 2009: US07555006 (52 worldwide citation)

A video server adaptively selects an appropriate video encoding standard and an appropriate video encoding rate for encoding video content to be downloaded to one or more video client devices over a communication network. The video server adaptively selects the video encoding standard and the video ...



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