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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, 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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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 ...


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Howard Look, Robert Vallone, David Avraham Brown, Karen Bedard, Wijnand Van Stam, Ain McKendrick: Television viewer interface system. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong, July 10, 2012: US08220021 (54 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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Jim Barton, Kevin Smith, David Chamberlin, Howard Look: Closed caption tagging system. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, February 15, 2011: US07889964 (50 worldwide citation)

Tags are inserted into a broadcast stream. The tags contain command and control information that a receiver acts upon. For example, tags may indicate start and end points of a program segment. The receiver may skip the segment automatically or in response to the viewer pressing a button. Or, the rec ...


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Paul Westbrook, Howard Look, James Young, Stephen Lacy, Timothy Davison, James M Barton: System for remotely controlling client recording and storage behavior. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, Kirk D Wong, June 2, 2009: US07543325 (34 worldwide citation)

A system for remotely controlling client recording and storage behavior schedules the recording, storing, and deleting of multimedia content on a client system storage device. The invention accepts as input a prioritized list of program viewing preferences which is compared with a database of progra ...


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James M Barton, Howard Look: Analog video tagging and encoding system. TiVo, Michael A Glenn, Kirk D Wong, Glenn Patent Group, March 18, 2003: US06535253 (30 worldwide citation)

An analog video tagging and encoding system. The invention inserts an analog tag frame into the analog video stream such that the luminance 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 structured color pa ...


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Robert Vallone, Howard Look, Ain McKendrick: Multimedia visual progress indication system. TiVo, Kirk D Wong, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, January 22, 2008: US07321716 (28 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 ...