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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 (19 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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Phillip S Green, Dennis L Jesensky, Robert B Disney, Roger C Barbour, Bradford Rogers: Heatsink for digital video recorder. Scientific Atlanta, January 2, 2007: US07158380 (18 worldwide citation)

A heat sink assembly for cooling a DVR enabled set-top box. A heat sink is coupled to a chassis of the set-top box as well as to a storage device within the chassis. Heat is transferred from the storage device to the exterior of the chassis to be vented to the exterior environment surrounding the se ...


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Kuriyama Noboru: Method for judging arc of glow discharger and high-frequency arc discharge suppressor. Shibaura Mechatronics, July 28, 2004: EP1441576-A1 (18 worldwide citation)

In a method of detecting arc discharge in a glow-discharge apparatus GD that has a high-frequency power source PS, a cutting pulse is output for time T1 to the high-frequency power source PS to stop a supply of power to the glow-discharge apparatus GD, when dVr/dt - dVf/dt increases over a first lev ...


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Park Sang Hee: Total video monitoring system based on multiple biometric recognitions and dvr including id discrimination function. Ever Media, October 5, 2005: KR1020040021281 (18 worldwide citation)

PURPOSE: A total video monitoring system based on multiple biometric recognitions and a DVR(Digital Video Recorder) including an ID discrimination function are provided to realize total security by adding entry control and dangerous people recognition function, as biometric information is obtained b ...


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Arthur Van Hoff, James Barton: Method and apparatus for secure transfer and playback of multimedia content. TiVo, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, February 22, 2011: US07895633 (17 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for secure transfer and playback of multimedia content enables the secure transfer of multimedia content from a digital video recorder (DVR) to a personal computer (PC) and further to a handheld device. A DVR determines which devices on a Local Area Network (LAN) are authorize ...


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Noboru Kuriyama: Method of detecting an arc in a glow-discharge device and apparatus for controlling a high-frequency arc discharge. Shibaura Mechatronics Corporation, Volpe and Koenig P C, November 27, 2007: US07301286 (17 worldwide citation)

In a method of detecting arc discharge in a glow-discharge apparatus GD that has a high-frequency power source PS, a cutting pulse is output for time T1 to the high-frequency power source PS to stop a supply of power to the glow-discharge apparatus GD, when dVr/dt−dVf/dt increases over a first level ...


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Tapani Otala, Eric Vannier: Method and apparatus for creating an expanded functionality digital video disc. TiVo, Kirk D Wong, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, April 3, 2007: US07200321 (17 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for creating an expanded functionality digital video disc (DVD) creates an enhanced DVD with index tables for the program streams on the DVD. Index tables point to key locations in an MPEG program stream with each entry in the index table set to point to a group of pictures (G ...


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Stephen P Dulac: Video on demand in a broadcast network. The DIRECTV Group, September 21, 2010: US07801303 (16 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a video on demand service enabled from a near video on demand service. A desired program is split into portions, or clips. The first clip is delivered a priori to the customer's Digital Video Recorder (DVR) using a hidden channel and it is made available for purchase on dema ...


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Peter T Barrett: Multi-DVR node communication. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 18, 2010: US07721313 (16 worldwide citation)

Multi-DVR node communication is described. In an embodiment, television-based client devices are each a node of a multi-DVR system where the nodes are implemented for communication with each other. A node status can be communicated from a node of the multi-DVR system to the television-based client d ...


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Alexander Vasilevsky, Carlton J Sparrell, Sergio Parise, John Watlington, Peter A Kaczowka: Centralized digital video recording and playback system accessible to multiple reproduction and control units via a home area network. Ucentric Systems, Brian G Brannon, February 14, 2012: US08116612 (16 worldwide citation)

A centralized Digital Video Recording (DVR) and reproduction system links several reproduction and control units (such as television receivers, etc.) and a centralized server via a home area network. This allows programming to be distributed throughout the premises, and novelly allows live-pause rec ...



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