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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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Adrian Yap, Scott Casavant, Hsien Hua Lee: Audio-video synchronization for digital systems. The DIRECTV Group, May 27, 2008: US07379653 (32 worldwide citation)

The audio-video synchronization process ensures continuity of displayed AV data. To initialize the process, a transport processor determines whether an occupancy criterion of a buffer storing received audio and video frames has been met. If the criterion is met, the transport processor obtains an in ...


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Adrian Yap, Michael Ficco, Robert Davis: Multi-processor DVR. The DirectTV Group, Georgann S Grunebach, July 26, 2005: US06922845 (23 worldwide citation)

A set top box (STB) includes multiple processors that handle either real time or non-real time functions within the STB. One of the processors may perform substantially all of the real time operations, such as control of a data pipeline to the STB, conditional access, and control of a program guide ...


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Adrian Yap, Scott Casavant: Method and apparatus for facilitating reverse playback. The DirecTV Group, Georgann S Grunebach, January 16, 2007: US07164844 (8 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for processing recorded coded audiovisual data to facilitate reverse playback permits the user to play back recorded material in a temporally reversed manner at speeds of at least 1X or greater by storing the decoded frames in a graphics accelerator memory of a recording syste ...


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Adrian Yap, Michael Ficco, Robert Davis: DVR with enhanced functionality. The DIRECTV Group, November 13, 2012: US08312490 (3 worldwide citation)

A personal video on-demand system and method which permits a user to receive available content using a single tuner and perform one of a plurality of operations on the available content. These operations include recording two or more signals, where one or both may be simultaneously viewed, recording ...


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Adrian Yap, Scott Casavant: Method and apparatus for identifying MPEG picture coding types. The DirecTV Group, Georgann S Grunebach, April 17, 2007: US07206501 (3 worldwide citation)

In a digital video recording system (DVR), a method of identifying the MPEG picture coding type of individual pictures of a GOP that is contained within a DSS transport packet, without parsing and evaluating each DSS transport packet. The picture coding type identifies whether a picture is an intra- ...


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Robert Davis, Adrian Yap, Michael Ficco: DVR Telephone answering device. Hughes Electronics Corporation, Patent Docket Administration, November 1, 2001: US20010036254-A1

A digital telephone answering device DTAD) that utilizes the functionality of a device such as a set top box (STB) equipped with a digital video recorder (DVR). The system includes a DTAD operatively connected to an STB equipped with DVR, or DVR TAD. A memory of the STB equipped with DVR is used by ...


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Adrian Yap, Michael Ficco, Robert Davis: Multi-tuner DVR. Hughes Electronics Corporation, Patent Docket Administration, October 25, 2001: US20010033343-A1

A personal video on-demand system and method which permits a user to receive available content using at least two tuners and perform one of a plurality of operations on the available content. These operations include recording two or more signals, where one or both may be simultaneously viewed, reco ...


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Adrian Yap, Michael Ficco: Digital video recorder enhanced features. The Directv Group, June 7, 2007: US20070127887-A1

A method and device for performing enhanced recording, editing and management features for content in a communication system. The device may be a set top box (STB) for example, and preferably a STB equipped with digital video recording (DVR) capabilities. The method offers users an ability to select ...



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