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James M Barton, Roderick James McInnis, Alan S Moskowitz, Andrew Martin Goodman, Ching Tong Chow, Jean Swey Kao: Multimedia time warping system. TiVo, Michael A Glenn, Kirk Wong, May 15, 2001: US06233389 (881 worldwide citation)

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, ...


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Howard Look, Robert Vallone, David Avraham Brown, Karen Bedard, Wijnand Van Stam, Ain McKendrick: Television viewer interface system. Tivo, Kirk D Wong, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, June 29, 2004: US06757906 (342 worldwide citation)

A television viewer interface system provides a viewer interface that allows the viewer to access different functions of a system. The invention's construct allows items called video loopsets to be stored on a storage device and displays single or multiple video loopsets in the background area ...


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Robert Vallone, Howard Look, Ain McKendrick, David Avraham Brown, Kyrie Robinson, Jeffrey Ma: Multimedia schedule presentation system. TiVo, Michael A Glenn, Kirk D Wong, Glenn Patent Group, November 4, 2003: US06642939 (338 worldwide citation)

A multimedia schedule presentation system provides a program guide area which is a list of the programs that are currently airing, was aired, or is scheduled. The program guide area is semi-transparent and overlays on the broadcast program material that the user is currently watching. The invention ...


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James M Barton: Method and apparatus implementing a multimedia digital network. TiVo, Michael A Glenn, Kirk Wong, October 30, 2001: US06310886 (277 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for efficiently managing the allocation of available data capacity on a physically shared digital network among devices connected to that network is disclosed. Also disclosed is a method and apparatus for managing the ongoing timely movement of data on the shared network such ...


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James M Barton: Method and apparatus implementing random access and time-based functions on a continuous stream of formatted digital data. TiVo, Michael A Glenn, Kirk Wong, December 4, 2001: US06327418 (276 worldwide citation)

A continuous stream of formatted digital data, such as a video segment, audio segment, or information stream, appears to be a fixed length segment under certain circumstances, defining a virtual segment within the continuous stream which moves forward in time in synchrony with the continuous stream. ...


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James M Barton, Howard Look: Analog video tagging and encoding system. TiVo, Michael A Glenn, Kirk Wong, April 10, 2001: US06215526 (197 worldwide citation)

An analog video tagging and encoding system is disclosed. The invention inserts an analog tag frame into the analog video stream such that the luminance (Y) values are made to approach zero, i.e., black, allowing a potential tag frame to be quickly identified. Tag information is then encoded as a st ...


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David Avraham Brown, Howard Look, Robert Vallone, Kyrie Robinson, Ann Sydeman, Karen Bedard: Multimedia program bookmarking system. TiVo, Kirk D Wong, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, March 15, 2005: US06868225 (165 worldwide citation)

A multimedia program bookmarking system provides a bookmark function that allows the user to bookmark a program where he left off. The invention records the frame of the program where the user stopped when the user commands the system to do so. Alternatively, the invention automatically bookmarks th ...


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James M Barton, David C Platt, Steven C Stone: Software installation and recovery system. TiVo, Michael A Glenn, Kirk D Wong, December 3, 2002: US06490722 (156 worldwide citation)

A software installation and recovery system provides an initial bootstrap sequence of instructions that initializes the low-level parameters of the client device, initializes the persistent storage system, loads a bootstrap loader from the persistent store into program memory, and passes execution t ...


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David Platt, Stephen Lacy: Method and apparatus for software failure diagnosis and repair. Tivo, Kirk D Wong, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, June 29, 2004: US06757837 (148 worldwide citation)

A client/server system and method for providing a way of repairing software failures as they occur. This system enhances the software architecture of the client device is discussed by detecting a software failure and giving the client the ability to dial up a connection to a repair server designed f ...


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Robert Vallone, Howard Look, Ain McKendrick: Multimedia visual progress indication system. Tivo, Kirk D Wong, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, January 25, 2005: US06847778 (129 worldwide citation)

A multimedia visual progress indication system that provides a trick play bar that is overlaid onto the program material or displayed on a dedicated display. A cache bar inside of the trick play bar indicates the length of a recording session or the length of stored program material and expands to t ...