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Amir H Gharaat, James M Barton, Mukesh K Patel: Multimedia device recording notification system. TiVo Solutions, Ropes & Gray, May 9, 2017: US09648380 (2 worldwide citation)

A command is received to record particular media content on a first device associated with a first user and the particular media content is scheduled for recording on the first device. A notification is provided to a second device associated with a second user of the scheduling of the recording of t ...


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Heather Dunlop, Matthew Berry: Systems and methods for semantically classifying and normalizing shots in video. TiVo Solutions, Haley Guiliano, December 26, 2017: US09852344 (2 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for classifying videos based on video content. For a given video file including a plurality of frames, a subset of frames is extracted for processing. Frames that are too dark, blurry, or otherwise poor classification candidates are discarded fro ...


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Mukesh K Patel, Jonathan A Logan, Amir Gharaat, Richard Lee, Roger Hsu, Robert Poniatowski, Anthony P Lee: Multi-function remote control device. TiVo Solutions, Haley Guiliano, October 10, 2017: US09786159 (1 worldwide citation)

In an embodiment, a method for operating a target media device is described. The method includes receiving a user command by a remote control device for operating a target media device, where a signal to operate the target media device is not stored on the remote control device when the user command ...


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Mukesh K Patel, Jonathan A Logan, Amir Gharaat, Richard Lee, Roger Hsu, Robert Poniatowski, Anthony P Lee: Privacy level indicator. TiVo Solutions, Ropes & Gray, June 20, 2017: US09685072 (1 worldwide citation)

A method includes responsive to receiving a command to view multimedia content, displaying the multimedia content. A selection of a privacy level for the multimedia content is received, the privacy level indicating whether information associated with a user's viewing of the multimedia content may be ...


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James M Barton, Brian Beach, Howard Look, Karen Bedard: Data storage management and scheduling system. TiVo Solutions, Ropes & Gray, June 6, 2017: US09674577 (1 worldwide citation)

A data storage management and scheduling system schedules the recording, storing, and deleting of television and Web page program material on a client system storage medium. The invention accepts as input a prioritized list of program viewing preferences which is compared with a database of program ...


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Wijnand Van Stam, Robert Vallone: Automatic playback overshoot correction system. TiVo Solutions, Haley Guiliano, October 10, 2017: US09786322 (1 worldwide citation)

An automatic playback overshoot correction system predicts the position in the program material where the user expects to be when the user stops the fast forward progression of the program material. The system determines the position where the program material was stopped and transitions to the new ...


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Howard Look, Robert Vallone, David Avraham Brown, Karen Bedard, Wijnand Van Stam, Ain McKendrick: Television viewer interface system. TiVo Solutions, Ropes & Gray, June 20, 2017: US09686591 (1 worldwide citation)

A television viewer interface system provides a viewer interface that allows the viewer to access different functions of a system. A highlight bar is responsive to the user's commands and is used to indicate the current menu item that can be selected by the user. Information is presented in a succes ...


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James M Barton: Server-based program recording scheduling. Tivo Solutions, Ropes & Gray, July 4, 2017: US09699510 (1 worldwide citation)

A DVR sends, over the Internet, to a server, information that indicates a set of programs. The information also may indicate a ranking of the programs in the set relative to each other. In response to receiving the information from the DVR, the server determines a “to do” list of programs that the D ...


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Robert Vallone, Howard Look, Ain McKendrick: Multimedia visual progress indication system. TiVo Solutions, Haley Guilliano, November 7, 2017: US09812174 (1 worldwide citation)

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


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James M Barton, Roderick James McInnis, Alan S Moskowitz, Andrew Martin Goodman, Ching Tong Chow, Jean Sway Kao: Multiple outlet digital video recording system. TiVo Solutions, Haley Guiliano, December 26, 2017: US09854199

A multimedia time warping system allows a user to store selected multimedia data streams while the user is simultaneously watching or reviewing other multimedia data. Data streams are converted to digital streams for internal transfer and manipulation. A parser and event buffer decouple the CPU from ...