Day Thomas: Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems. United Video Properties, GUILIANO Joseph M, July 12, 2007: WO/2007/078739 (13 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 ...

Jon Richardson: Methods and systems for location specific operations. Echostar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 19, 2017: US09769522 (12 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for performing user accommodations are described. An exemplary system may include an electronic device configured to receive audiovisual content and/or user inputs. The electronic device may further include one or more processors as well as memory, which when executed by the one ...

Bernard A McCarthy III, Charles Y Thomason IV, Henry Caughman, Thomas P Olley: Home monitoring and control. Echostar Technologies International Corporation, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, September 26, 2017: US09772612 (11 worldwide citation)

Various arrangements for monitoring and control applications are presented. A television receiver may be configured to monitor sensor reading and or provide signals to control units for monitoring and home automation applications.

Yoky Matsuoka, Daniel A Warren, Anthony M Fadell, Matthew L Rogers, Helen Vo: User-relocatable self-learning environmental control device capable of adapting previous learnings to current location in controlled environment. Google, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 17, 2017: US09791839 (11 worldwide citation)

A thermostat device may include a processing system configured to learn a heating schedule at a first location according to an automated schedule learning algorithm that processes inputs including user inputs and occupancy sensing inputs and derives schedule-affecting parameters therefrom that are p ...

Donald Fischer, Havoc Pennington, Bryan Clark: Method and system for preloading suggested content onto digital video recorder based on social recommendations. Red Hat, Lowenstein Sandler PC, November 15, 2011: US08060827 (11 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods provide users with suggested content that is preloaded on a media player. The suggested content is selected based on playback data from individuals and groups in a social network or playback data from anonymous users, or explicit suggestions from peers of the user in the social n ...

Anthony J Wasilewski: Retrieval and transfer of encrypted hard drive content from DVR set-top box utilizing second DVR set-top box. Scientific Atlanta, Lewinski Law Group, October 13, 2009: US07602913 (11 worldwide citation)

A system and method for retrieval and transfer of encrypted content from a first set-top box utilizing a second set-top box. When content is recorded to the storage device of the first set-top box, the content is encrypted with a content instance key. This content instance key is encrypted with the ...

Jeffery Allen Boortz: Scheduling trigger apparatus and method. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, October 16, 2012: US08291453 (11 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for embedding and associating triggers within a promotion or other similar content element with the event being promoted are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, consumer premises equipment (CPE) such as a digital set-top box is used to interface between the user and an exte ...

Marsh Christopher, Thomas Jay, Webb William, Bell David: Apparatus and method for remote control of digital video recorders and the like. Time Warner Cable, Marsh Christopher, Thomas Jay, Webb William, Bell David, MASON Kevin M, February 26, 2009: WO/2009/026411 (11 worldwide citation)

A system stores a first permission parameter associated with a first user of a set of digital video recorders (DVRs) and at least a second permission parameter associated with a second user of the set. The second permission parameter defines a different level of permission for controlling the set th ...

Lyle W Paczkowski, William M Parsel, Carl J Persson, Matthew C Schlesener: Trusted security zone enhanced with trusted hardware drivers. Sprint Communications Company, April 4, 2017: US09613208 (10 worldwide citation)

An electronic device comprises a processor, a permissive sector, a trusted security zone that is separate from the permissive sector, a hardware driver, a first trusted application, stored in the trusted security zone, that is configured to invoke the hardware driver in response to activation instru ...

Michael L LaJoie, Michael Hayashi: Personal content server apparatus and methods. Time Warner Cable Enterprises, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, May 7, 2013: US08438243 (10 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 ...