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James M Barton: Server-based program recording scheduling. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong Becker Bingham Wong, Kirk D Wong, June 11, 2013: US08464309 (3 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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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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Kevin P Smith, Paul Stevens, Adam Feder, James M Barton: Creating and viewing customized multimedia segments. TiVo, Wong & Rees, August 11, 2015: US09106949 (2 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, David C Platt: System and method for internet access to a personal television service. TiVo, Wong & Rees, June 9, 2015: US09055273 (2 worldwide citation)

A communication system and a family of methods for remote access to personal television service are disclosed. A remote personal TV service center provides centralized program guide information. A user may access the personal TV service center through a digital video recorder which is connected to t ...


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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 Bingham Wong, Kirk D Wong, November 27, 2012: US08321901 (2 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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Andrew Pierson, Craig Seidel, James M Barton: Modifying commercials for multi-speed playback. TiVo, Wong & Rees, May 12, 2015: US09032456 (2 worldwide citation)

A system for modifying commercials for multi-speed playback detects when a commercial break begins in a broadcast program content stream. If the viewer selects fast-forward playback mode during the commercial break, then the system selects the appropriate alternate content to be played to the viewer ...


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James M Barton: Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Troung Becker Bingham Wong, Kirk D Wong, May 8, 2012: US08176512 (2 worldwide citation)

A method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership provides a method wherein the first or last number of seconds of a commercial break are carefully authored to provide a “teaser” to entice the viewer to watch multiple commercials during the commercial break instead of s ...


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James M Barton: Content display system. TiVo, Wong & Rees, Kirk D Wong, June 23, 2015: US09064271 (2 worldwide citation)

A portable device includes solid-state memory, an Ethernet and/or wireless network connection, and an HDMI. The portable device receives content guide data from a first server and displays a content guide on a display. In response to a user's selection of a content item, the portable device requests ...


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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, December 13, 2016: US09521356 (1 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: Multifunction multimedia device. TiVo, Wong & Rees, December 13, 2016: US09521453 (1 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 ...