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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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Hiroshi Okawa: Image pick-up device using an image signal of a variable frame-rate. Sony Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, William S Frommer, Thomas F Presson, July 7, 2009: US07557833 (16 worldwide citation)

A signal-recording-and-reproducing portion records an image signal DVb of a variable frame-rate picked-up image generated by an image signal generation portion. When instructed to reproduce the image signal, the recorded signal is reproduced and supplied to a frame rate conversion portion as an imag ...


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Chao Ho Chen, Chi Ming Huang, Hui Pin Huang: Method of locating license plate of moving vehicle. Huper Laboratories, Winston Hsu, Scott Margo, October 16, 2012: US08290213 (16 worldwide citation)

While locating a license plate of a moving vehicle on consecutive images, motion detection is first performed on the consecutive images to detect a moving vehicle image, which is segmented using edge detection, and the segmented moving vehicle image is analyzed to retrieve characteristics for locati ...


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Thomas Poslinski, Eric Hsiao: Data management method for recorded programs stored on a digital recording device. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, August 10, 2004: US06775461 (16 worldwide citation)

A data management method for recorded programs stored on a digital recording device. A portion of a first recorded program is rendered to an audio/video device. A user command is received for releasing memory associated with a rendered portion of the first recorded program. In response to the user c ...


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Thomas Day: Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems. Rovi Guides, Ropes & Gray, July 3, 2012: US08214869 (15 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed which detect a change in the status of a multimedia asset in a multimedia delivery system, and take steps to make the multimedia asset available after the status change. The multimedia asset can then be locally recorded on the user's digital video recorder (DVR) bef ...


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Bart P E van Coppenolle, Philip W J Vandormael: Method and apparatus for collaborative upload of content. Right Brain Interface, Burns & Levinson, Bruce D Jobse Esq, April 30, 2013: US08433815 (14 worldwide citation)

A collaborative cloud DVR system (ccDVR), which includes a cloud storage system and a plurality of participating DVR client devices, acts collaboratively as a single communal entity in which community members authorize each other to upload, remotely store and download licensed content for time shift ...


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James M Barton, Brian Beach, Margret Schmidt, Robert F Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon: Customizing DVR functionality. Tivo, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, December 28, 2010: US07861258 (14 worldwide citation)

Techniques described herein enable parents to establish a child-protective “kids zone” on a DVR. According to one technique, a DVR receives, from a parent, identities of content items that the parent does not want children to view. The DVR maps the identities to a kids zone. During times that the DV ...


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ASHLEY ALEX, RAI PETE, SMITH TREVOR, TAYLOR RAY, WALKER JAMES GEOFFREY, MURRAY KEVIN: [en] Simultaneous recording of multiple broadcast programs on a digital video recorder. NDS, February 24, 2010: GB2462732-A (14 worldwide citation)

[en] A method of broadcasting content to facilitating simultaneous recording of multiple programs on a digital video recorder (DVR), including providing a plurality of content items, dividing each one of the plurality of content items 110, 120, 120, 140 into a multiplicity of chunks 10a, 110b, 110c, ...


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Tsutsumi Hideaki, Mitsumoto Yoichiro, Negoro Hisashi: Disc recording and/or reproduction apparatus. Sony, June 23, 2004: EP1431971-A1 (13 worldwide citation)

A disc type recording and/or reproducing apparatus automatically performs the opening and closing of a shutter provided on a cartridge housing an optical disc in its case, and prevents the above-mentioned opening and closing mechanism from affecting the cartridge after an end of loading. When a DVR ...


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Peters Marc A, Van Den, Boomen Wilhelmus H G M: Alternative program source avoids dvr scheduling conflict. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Peters Marc A, Van Den, Boomen Wilhelmus H G M, VERDONK Peter L F M, January 6, 2005: WO/2005/002214 (13 worldwide citation)

A method is proposed to enable to automatically record a plurality of content programs that are listed for being broadcast. The method identifies alternative sources for supply of a specific one of the content programs; and conditionally selects a suitable one of the alternative sources for supply o ...



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