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James M Barton, Roderick James McInnis, Alan S Moskowitz, Andrew Martin Goodman, Ching Tong Chow, Jean Swey Kao: Multiple output digital video recording system. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong, Kirk D Wong, September 3, 2013: US08526781 (10 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Kevin P Smith, Paul Stevens, Adam Feder, James M Barton: Method and apparatus for creating and viewing customized multimedia segments. TiVo, Kirk D Wong, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, January 18, 2011: US07873982 (10 worldwide citation)

A system for creating and viewing customized multimedia segments allows a user to create event identification data from in-band data in a program stream. The in-band data is processed and compiled into event identification data associated with the content stream. The event identification data identi ...


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James M Barton: Real-time DVR usage and reporting system. TiVo, Kirk D Wong, Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong, January 21, 2014: US08634703 (10 worldwide citation)

Techniques for real-time DVR usage and reporting enable using instant message protocol in a DVR environment to obtain real-time DVR usage data and to report data reflecting such usage in real-time. An example of DVR usage data comprises data reflecting that a viewer is viewing a video program which ...


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James M Barton: Protective shield for fire hydrant. Bruce H Johnsonbaugh, May 28, 1996: US05520210 (10 worldwide citation)

A protective shield for a fire hydrant operating stub is provided which allows direct access to the operating stub by standard authorized tools without requiring the removal of any portion of the shield. The shield includes an inner ring with a peripheral groove which carries a snap ring. A cylindri ...


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James M Barton: Shared DVR programming via a web page. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong, Kirk D Wong, August 26, 2014: US08818179 (8 worldwide citation)

Techniques for shared DVR programming via a web page enable using a DVR widget in a web page and DVR environment on a network to view DVR content from a publisher's DVR usage data and based on the viewed DVR content from the publisher's DVR, record or schedule to record particular content on the vie ...


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James M Barton, Jean Swey Kao, Ching Tong Chow, Roderick James McInnis, Andrew Martin Goodman, Alan S Moskowitz: Multimedia stream processing system. TiVo, Wong & Rees, Kirk D Wong, February 24, 2015: US08965173 (7 worldwide citation)

A multimedia signal processing system allows a user to store selected programs while simultaneously watching or reviewing another. The system includes an input section and an output section. Across all configurations, the output section remains substantially the same, while the input section varies ...


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James M Barton, Brian Lanier, Amir H Gharaat, James Cheng: Multifunction multimedia device. TiVo, Wong & Rees, March 17, 2015: US08984626 (7 worldwide citation)

A method for interpreting messages, user-defined alert conditions, voice commands and performing an action in response is described. A method for annotating media content is described. A method for presenting additional content associated with media content identified based on a fingerprint is descr ...


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James M Barton, Roderick James McInnis, Alan S Moskowitz, Andrew Martin Goodman, Ching Tong Chow, Jean Swey Kao: Digital security surveillance system. TiVo, Wong & Rees, Kirk D Wong, April 7, 2015: US09002173 (6 worldwide citation)

A digital security surveillance system allows a user to store selected security surveillance feeds while the user is simultaneously watching or reviewing another feed. User control commands are accepted and sent through the system. The system parses the resulting digital stream and generates identif ...


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Amir H Gharaat, James M Barton, Mukesh K Patel: Method and an apparatus for detecting media content recordings. TiVo, Wong & Rees, February 16, 2016: US09264758 (6 worldwide citation)

A method for detecting the scheduled recording of a particular media content on multiple devices is described. In response to detecting that the particular media content is scheduled for recording on multiple devices, a notification may be provided to at least one of the multiple devices that the pa ...


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James M Barton: Real-time DVR programming. TiVo, Wong & Rees, August 18, 2015: US09113195 (6 worldwide citation)

Techniques for real-time DVR programming employ secure instant message protocol in a DVR environment. An embodiment sends an instant message to the DVR which causes the DVR to open a new secure connection with the service provider for synchronizing data on the DVR with updated programming data from ...