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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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Geoffrey R Smith: DVR-based targeted advertising. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, December 15, 2009: US07634785 (30 worldwide citation)

DVR-based targeted advertising is described. In an embodiment, a targeted advertisement system includes a DVR, an advertisement data store, and an advertisement manager. The DVR records media content, maintains the recorded media content for on-demand viewing, and provides the recorded media content ...


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Kulvir Singh Bhogal, Gregory Jensen Boss, Rick Allen Hamilton II, Alexandre Polozoff: Viewing pattern data collection. International Business Machines Corporation, David A Mims Jr, William Steinberg, Robert V Wilder, January 25, 2011: US07877765 (29 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided in which DVR viewer metrics are collected and saved in a “Watched Log” data base including identifying titles and other features of recorded DVR programs. User viewing metrics are collected and saved for use in determining whether or not future shows are recorded. Af ...


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Frederick A Stich, Donald K Zahrte Sr, Gregory C Kohls, Robert R Davidson: Dynamic voltage regulation stabilization for AC power supply systems. General Signal Corporation, Foley & Lardner, March 17, 1998: US05729120 (29 worldwide citation)

Instabilities in the output voltage provided from an AC power supply system such as an uninterruptible power supply connected to a power factor correcting load are suppressed by a dynamic voltage regulation stabilizer system which is connected across the output lines from the power supply system to ...


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Michael L La Joie, Michael Hayashi: Personal content server apparatus and methods. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, October 2, 2012: US08280982 (27 worldwide citation)

Personal content server apparatus and associated methods that allow a user (e.g., cable or satellite network subscriber) to access content, such as a video program, from a location outside the subscriber's network. In one embodiment, a personal content server streams the content to the subscriber ov ...


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Charles A Hasek: Personal content server apparatus and methods. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, May 15, 2012: US08181206 (27 worldwide citation)

Personal content server apparatus and associated methods that allow a user (e.g., cable or satellite network subscriber) to access content, such as a video program, from a location outside the subscriber's network. In one embodiment, a personal content server streams the content to the subscriber ov ...


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Adrian Yap, Michael Ficco, Robert Davis: Multi-processor DVR. The DirectTV Group, Georgann S Grunebach, July 26, 2005: US06922845 (26 worldwide citation)

A set top box (STB) includes multiple processors that handle either real time or non-real time functions within the STB. One of the processors may perform substantially all of the real time operations, such as control of a data pipeline to the STB, conditional access, and control of a program guide ...


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Barton James: Multicasting multimedia content distribution system. Tivo, Barton James, WONG Kirk, October 27, 2005: WO/2005/101411 (25 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for a multicasting multimedia content distribution system. A content server creates a schedule of transmission times for data streams and assigns the streams to multicast groups. DVRs receive the schedule from content server that contains content descriptions for each data str ...


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Hamada Toshiya, Kato Motoki: Device and method for reproducing recording medium, recording medium and program. Sony, April 25, 2003: JP2003-123389 (22 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To complete the input of a password number once when the request of the input of the password number is specified for reproduction to both a directory and a play list.SOLUTION: A plurality of directories DVR, DVR1 and DVRn are formed on a disk. A flag DVR-protect-flag for contr ...


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Kenneth Robert Hodge: Methods and apparatus for generating metadata utilized to filter content from a video stream using text data. DISH Network L L C, Max S Gratton, March 13, 2012: US08136140 (21 worldwide citation)

Various embodiments of apparatus, systems and/or methods are described for generating metadata utilized by a DVR to filter content from a video stream. A video stream is reviewed to identify portions the video stream to skip during presentation of the video stream. Text data associated with the vide ...



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