John Ghashghai, James M Barton: Audience measurement system. TiVo, Wong & Rees, Kirk D Wong, January 27, 2015: US08943527 (6 worldwide citation)

An audience measurement system plays and records television program material on a client system's persistent storage device. Program guide objects are stored on the client system and indicate when television programs are broadcast. A client system stores a viewer's television viewing habits and beha ...

David Locket, Kurtis G Heaton, James M Barton, Jean Swey Kao, Ching Tong Chow, Roderick James McInnis, Andrew Martin Goodman: Multimedia signal processing system. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong, Kirk D Wong, June 4, 2013: US08457476 (5 worldwide citation)

A multimedia signal processing system utilizes an easily manipulated, low-cost storage and display system that allows the user to view a television program and instantly review previous scenes within the program. The invention also allows the user to store selected programs while simultaneously watc ...

James M Barton, Mike Ramsay: Transportable digital video recorder system. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong, Kirk D Wong, February 19, 2013: US08380041 (5 worldwide citation)

A transportable digital video recorder system provides a transportable DVR containing a processor and persistent storage device storing a plurality of digital streams and is inserted into an authorized receiving device or a docking station. The system allows a receiving device to select a specific d ...

Kevin P Smith, Paul Stevens, Adam Feder, James M Barton: In-band data recognition and synchronization system. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong, October 29, 2013: US08572669 (5 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for recognizing and synchronizing to in-band data at a multimedia device is provided. A content stream includes in-band data. The in-band data is processed and in-band data pattern data associated with the content stream are created. Metadata are attached to the event identifi ...

James M Barton, Alan Moskowitz, Andrew Martin Goodman: Digital video recording system. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Binghan Wong, Kirk D Wong, November 5, 2013: US08577205 (4 worldwide citation)

A digital video recorder (DVR) system with an integrated DVD recording device accepts TV input streams in a multitude of forms. Analog TV streams are converted to an MPEG formatted stream for internal transfer and manipulation, while pre-formatted MPEG streams are extracted from the digital TV signa ...

James M Barton, Kevin P Smith, David Chamberlin, Howard D Look: Tag-based menus in video streams. TiVo, Wong & Rees, February 16, 2016: US09264686 (4 worldwide citation)

A method for displaying a webpage is described. The method involves receiving a broadcast stream including a program, playing the program in the broadcast stream to a viewer, displaying an icon to the viewer and receiving viewer input in response to display of the icon, pausing the playing of the pr ...

Matt Arnold, James M Barton: Method of sharing personal media using a digital recorder. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, May 1, 2012: US08171520 (4 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for sharing personal media using a digital recorder transfers multimedia content via email to a digital video recorder.

James M Barton, Paul Stevens, David Sandford, Robin Hayes, Margret Schmidt: Method and apparatus for advertisement placement in a user dialog on a set-top box. TiVo, Kirk D Wong, Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong, September 4, 2012: US08261300 (4 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatuses for presenting targeted advertisements to DVR users are described. After a DVR has finished playing a recorded television program, or in response to other specified events, the DVR presents a screen which comprises a “save or delete” menu. In addition to the “save” and “delet ...

James M Barton, Brian Beach, Margret Schmidt, Robert F Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon: Method and apparatus for restricting DVD content. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong, Kirk D Wong, June 24, 2014: US08761585 (4 worldwide citation)

Techniques described herein enable parents to establish a child-protective “kids zone” on a DVR. According to one technique, a DVR receives, from a parent, identities of DVD content items that the parent does not want children to view. The DVR maps the identities to a kids zone. During times that th ...

James M Barton: Real-time DVR polling system. TiVo, Wong & Rees, February 23, 2016: US09271040 (4 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 ...