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James L Geer, Ivan H Darius: Systems and methods for storing a plurality of video streams on re-writable random-access media and time- and channel-based retrieval thereof. Tm SF Media Holdings L L C, Perkins Coie, April 12, 2011: US07925141 (41 worldwide citation)

A digital video recorder (DVR) and a method of operating the same. In one embodiment, the DVR includes: (1) a mass data storage unit that concurrently and continuously receives and digitally stores a plurality of channels and (2) a channel viewer, coupled to the mass data storage unit, that retrieve ...


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Jeremy Black, Patrick H Hayes: System and method for creating and utilizing metadata regarding the structure of program content stored on a DVR. Universal Electronics, Greenberg Traurig, November 27, 2012: US08321466 (38 worldwide citation)

Metadata regarding program content is created by monitoring a manner in which a first rendering of the program content is affected by a user whereupon the metadata will include data which defines one or more segments within the program content. The data within the metadata is then usable during a se ...


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T Paul Gaske, Walter R Kepley, Scott Casavant, Kuriacose Joseph: Method and apparatus for background caching of encrypted programming data for later playback. The DIRECTV Group, Georgann S Grunebach, November 1, 2005: US06961430 (37 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for enabling background caching of encrypted programming data on a storage medium for later playback in a digital video recorder (DVR) system. A set-top box (STB) equipped with a DVR searches a program guide for upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) events. When the PPV event begins, th ...


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ASHLEY ALEX: Method and system for simultaneous recording of multiple programs on a dvr. NDS, GALAUN DAVID, March 10, 2011: WO/2011/027236 (36 worldwide citation)

A method and system for broadcasting content, is described, the method and system facilitating simultaneous recording of multiple programs on a digital video recorder (DVR), the method and system including providing a plurality of content items, dividing each one of the plurality of content items in ...


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Huy Nguyen, Wayne Takata, Christos Kotsiopoulos: Remote control device for use with a personal computer (PC) and multiple A/V devices and method of use. Nvidia Corporation, August 1, 2006: US07084780 (35 worldwide citation)

Aspects for remotely controlling audio/visual (A/V) devices with a personal computer (PC) are described. The aspects include providing connection hardware for connecting a plurality of A/V devices to a PC. A remote control device with selectable buttons is provided for transmitting data signals wire ...


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Adrian Yap, Scott Casavant, Hsien Hua Lee: Audio-video synchronization for digital systems. The DIRECTV Group, May 27, 2008: US07379653 (35 worldwide citation)

The audio-video synchronization process ensures continuity of displayed AV data. To initialize the process, a transport processor determines whether an occupancy criterion of a buffer storing received audio and video frames has been met. If the criterion is met, the transport processor obtains an in ...


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Jeffrey P Markley, Louis D Williamson, John B Carlucci: Methods and apparatus for centralized content and data delivery. Time Warner Cable, Gadzinski & Associates PC, January 1, 2013: US08347341 (32 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for centralized content, media and data delivery and access within a premises such as, e.g., a residence. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a remotely manageable premises device that acts as a centralized client networking platform, providing gateway services such as n ...


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James M Barton: Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, Kirk D Wong, August 17, 2010: US07779437 (31 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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Bruce L Davis, Tony F Rodriguez: Second screen methods and arrangements. Digimarc Corporation, Digimarc Corporation, August 20, 2013: US08516533 (30 worldwide citation)

The present technology concerns cell phones and similar devices, and their use in conjunction with media content (electronic and physical) and other systems (e.g., televisions, digital video recorders, and electronic program directories). Some aspects of the technology particularly concern “second s ...


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Paul Alexander, Christopher P Williams, Kenneth Gould, David Christman: System and method for controlling a digital video recorder on a cable network. Time Warner Cable, Roberts Mardula & Wertheim, February 3, 2009: US07486869 (30 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling a digital video recorder on a cable network. Signaling associated with the answering or initiation of a digital telephone call by a digital telephone subscriber is used to issue commands to a digital video recorder (DVR). A signal is generated by an MTA when the t ...



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