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William B Boyle: Digital video recording system which generates an index data structure for displaying a video stream in trickplay mode. Keen Personal Media, Keen Personal Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, September 17, 2002: US06453115 (243 worldwide citation)

A system stores an incoming video stream in an MPEG format while simultaneously creating a look-up table of the logical block addresses (LBAs) of the memory locations at which frames of the video stream is stored. The system stores the look-up table and the associated MPEG stream on a personal video ...


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William B Boyle, William P Price: Communicating between a digital video recorder (DVR) and a set top box (STB) to coordinate the display of a graphical user interface. Keen Personal Media, Howard H Sheerin Esq, April 11, 2006: US07027716 (165 worldwide citation)

A digital video recorder (DVR) for use with a monitor and a set top box (STB) is disclosed. The STB demodulates program data from a program signal received over a communication channel and generates a STB graphical user interface (GUI). The DVR comprises a local memory for storing the program data r ...


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Timothy J Elliott, William B Boyle: Digital video recorder connectable to an auxiliary interface of a set-top box that provides video data stream to a display device based on selection between recorded video signal received from the dig. Keen Personal Media, Keen Personal Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, August 27, 2002: US06442328 (165 worldwide citation)

The present invention may be regarded as a digital video recorder connectable to a set-top box. The digital video recorder receives a real-time video signal from the set-top box and provides a recorded video signal to the set-top box during a playback interval. The digital video recorder includes a ...


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Timothy J Elliott, William B Boyle: SET-TOP BOX CONNECTABLE TO A DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER VIA AN AUXILIARY INTERFACE AND SELECTS BETWEEN A RECORDED VIDEO SIGNAL RECEIVED FROM THE DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER AND A REAL-TIME VIDEO SIGNAL TO PROVIDE VIDEO DATA STREAM TO A DISPLAY DEVICE. Keen Personal Media, Keen Personal Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 15, 2004: US06751402 (143 worldwide citation)

A set-top box is connectable to a digital video recorder that includes at least one recorder interface that supports connection of the digital video recorder to the set-top box, and a disk that stores a selected video segment. The digital video recorder has a video data stream manager that, in respo ...


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William B Boyle, Alan T Meyer, Mei Man L Syu: Hybrid drive garbage collecting a non-volatile semiconductor memory by migrating valid data to a disk. Western Digital Technologies, December 25, 2012: US08341339 (136 worldwide citation)

A hybrid drive is disclosed comprising a non-volatile semiconductor memory (NVSM) comprising a plurality of blocks, and a head actuated over a disk comprising a plurality of tracks, each track comprising a plurality of data sectors. A garbage collection operation is executed on the NVSM by reading v ...


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William B Boyle, Alan P Rice: Digital video recorder employing a unique ID to interlock with encrypted video programs stored on a storage device. Keen Personal Technologies, Keen Personal Media, Milad G Shara Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, February 8, 2005: US06853731 (135 worldwide citation)

The present invention may be regarded as a digital video recorder (DVR) comprising a storage device for storing an encrypted video program, a unique ID for interlocking the encrypted video program with the digital video recorder, and a cryptography facility. The cryptography facility comprises an en ...


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William B Boyle, Ronald G Parkinen: Disk drive having separate interfaces for host commands and audiovisual data. Keen Personal Media, Keen Personal Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 16, 2004: US06708251 (123 worldwide citation)

A disk drive connectable to a host system includes a disk, a buffer memory, and an audiovisual interface responsive to first data from the host system to provide audiovisual data. The disk drive further includes a host command interface adapted to receive host commands from the host system. The disk ...


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Robert M Fallone, William B Boyle: Data storage device employing a run-length mapping table and a single address mapping table. Western Digital Technologies, May 14, 2013: US08443167 (121 worldwide citation)

A data storage device is disclosed comprising a non-volatile memory comprising a plurality of memory segments. When a write command comprising a logical block address (LBA) is received, a number of consecutive memory segments to access in response to the write command is determined. When the number ...


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William B Boyle, Robert M Fallone: Disk drive framing write data with in-line mapping data during write operations. Western Digital Technologies, June 5, 2012: US08194340 (121 worldwide citation)

A disk drive is disclosed comprising a head actuated over a disk having a plurality of tracks, wherein each track comprises a plurality of data sectors each assigned a physical block address (PBA). A first write command is received identifying a number of logical block addresses (LBAs) and write dat ...


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William B Boyle, Robert M Fallone: System and method for optimizing garbage collection in data storage. Western Digital Technologies, August 27, 2013: US08521972 (119 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to systems and methods for optimizing garbage collection in data storage. The data storage may be a shingled disk drive or a non-volatile solid-state memory device. Garbage collection is optimized by selectively saving data read from certain locations of the data st ...



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