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 Apparatus and  conflict resolution in remote control of digital video recorders and the like patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and conflict resolution in remote control of digital video recorders and the like
At least one server is queried to obtain program data. Dvr data is obtained from a digital video recorder, substantially in real time, over a content-based network.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc


 Multi purpose broadcast tv device patent thumbnailMulti purpose broadcast tv device
A digital video recorder can be engineered and manufactured for broadcast (analog) television in which programs could be recorded and played on the television—perhaps even in connection to a traditional compact disc player.. .

 Digital video recorder and a  dynamic management of advertising content on a digital video recorder patent thumbnailDigital video recorder and a dynamic management of advertising content on a digital video recorder
A method for dynamic management of advertising content on a digital video recorder. The method comprises recording content received by the digital video recorder, the recording comprising the steps of: starting recording (201) of the received content; detecting (202) a commercial break start; stopping recording (203) of the received content; detecting (205) a commercial break end; resuming recording (206) of the received content; such as to record a main content corresponding to the received content in periods other than commercial breaks.
Advanced Digital Broadcast S.a.


 Integrated video and audio recording and transmission patent thumbnailIntegrated video and audio recording and transmission
A device includes a body-worn camera and small form factor digital video recorder that is integrated with a wireless microphone and transmitter that interoperates with an in-car video system.. .
Mobile-vision, Inc.


 Camera for mounting patent thumbnailCamera for mounting
A camera includes a housing, a digital video recorder, a camera lens, buttons, at least one port, a battery compartment, a holder for a removable storage device, a microphone connected, and a mounting rail.. .

 Managing dvr recordings during changes in schedule patent thumbnailManaging dvr recordings during changes in schedule
A system and method for managing the digital video recorder (dvr) recording process during unplanned changes in schedule is described. In one embodiment, for example, codes that indicate the current condition of the television program are broadcast with the program.

 Video playback device for use with a mobile communication device patent thumbnailVideo playback device for use with a mobile communication device
A digital video recorder (dvr) has a memory manager to determine a particular date and a particular video program in a download schedule for which the dvr will reach a low memory condition based on the download schedule and an amount of unoccupied memory space in the dvr. The dvr outputs a display signal to indicate the particular date and the particular video program..
Texas Technology Ventures, Llp


 Systems and methods for collecting episodes of media content series patent thumbnailSystems and methods for collecting episodes of media content series
Methods, systems and devices for organizing media content are provided. One method includes receiving a request, via a user interface presented to a user, to compile a requested plurality of episodes of a selected media content.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.


 Apparatus and  remote wireless control of digital video recorders and the like patent thumbnailApparatus and remote wireless control of digital video recorders and the like
At least one server is queried from a wireless device to obtain program data, and to obtain dvr data from a digital video recorder. The program data is received from the server and the dvr data is received from the digital video recorder.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc


 Intelligent scheduling of dvr commands and dvr client status updates patent thumbnailIntelligent scheduling of dvr commands and dvr client status updates
A computer device may include logic configured to detect a change in a digital video recorder (dvr) recording list associated with a customer and generate an updated dvr recording list based on the detected change. The logic may be further configured to generate a schedule for an update notification for a dvr device associated with the customer and send an update notification to the dvr device associated with the customer based on the generated schedule..
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.


Underwater video recorder assembly

The present invention is directed to possible configurations of an underwater digital video recorder/camera (dvr/c) with remote start recording (or taking pictures) when a fish bites the bait or artificial lure. The device and associated methods for capturing and storing video and/or images of fish after it bites the bait or lure are described.

Systems and methods for synchronization of television channel data

A television navigation device, such as a digital video recorder (dvr), searches for a television channel program lineup in an electronic program guide (epg) of a service provider that matches the television channel program lineup for what the television navigation device understands to be that of a particular television channel. The television navigation device then assigns the particular television channel to the service provider's channel identifier of the matching television channel the epg.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Digital video recorder options for editing content

A system for providing digital video recorder options for editing content is disclosed. In particular, the system may include receiving requests for a first version of media content and providing access to the first version of the media content.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Prescheduling recordings of media content

A device may determine media content to be prescheduled for recording without receiving a request to record the media content and based on a quantity of users expected to record the media content. The device may determine a digital video recorder (dvr) device, for which the media content is to be prescheduled for recording, without receiving a user request to record the media content using the dvr device.
Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

Broadcast schedule synchronized digital video recorder

A disclosed example may accurately start and stop a recording of an event based on accurate event scheduling information from a channel broadcaster. A start time and stop time for a recording of the event may be scheduled according to epg data.
Accenture Global Services Limited

System and managing video content recordings

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a digital video recorder (dvr) having a controller to record video content supplied by a media communication system, establish a threshold for utilization of a memory resource of the dvr, detect a utilization of the memory resource that exceeds the threshold, generate a notice describing the utilization of the memory resource at or after the time the threshold was exceeded, identify a communication identifier associated with a portable communication device, transmit the notice to the portable communication device according to the identified communication identifier, and receive a response message from the portable communication device that includes one or more instructions to manage the memory resource of the dvr. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Systems and methods for multiple bitrate content

A remote storage digital video recorder (rs-dvr) system is disclosed. The rs-dvr system includes a network interface to communicate data between the rs-dvr system and a subscriber system via a network, a file system module coupled to the network interface, an ingest agent coupled to the file system module to receive encoded media segments that represent media content files encoded at a plurality of different bitrates; and a storage architecture coupled to the file system to store the encoded media segments, resulting in stored media segments.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Network personal digital video recorder system (npdvr)

The shared internet storage resource provides internet-based file storage, retrieval, access, control, and manipulation for a user. Additionally, an easy-to-use user interface is provided both for a browser or stand-alone application.
Xdrive, Llc

Recorded content storage and delivery management

Systems and methods for managing the storage and delivery of recorded content in a network digital video recorder (dvr) system are disclosed. A plurality of requests to record a program may be received, wherein the program may comprise a plurality of segments.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc

Video classification using user behavior from a network digital video recorder

Particular embodiments provide a system to determine ad segments in a video asset to enable subsequent ad replacement in video programs. The system is included in a multiple service operator (mso) system that broadcasts video programs via a broadcast schedule.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.

Technique for delivering network personal video recorder service and broadcast programming service over a communications network

A resident application and a second application are provided in a set-top terminal to receive a tv broadcast service and network personal video recorder (npvr) service, respectively. The resident application is suspended in favor of the second application when a user changes from a broadcast channel to an npvr enabled channel, and vice versa.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc

Personal content server apparatus and methods

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 over a network connection from the local e.g., (subscription) network to a remote network upon authorization by a content manager process.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc

System and managing a surveillance system

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a network device including a controller programmed to receive security video content associated with a premises where the security video content has been captured by one or more cameras located within or in proximity to the premises and where the premises have one or more digital video recorders, and transmit the security video content to the digital video recorders for forwarding to a communication device that is remote from the premises, where the security video content is wirelessly transmitted over a wireless television channel dynamically selected from available wireless television channels associated with the premises. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

Recommendation and unification of related assets for recording

Methods and systems for directing a user to desired content are described. In an aspect, a user can be directed to desired content through content bundling.
Comcast Cable Communications, Llc

Miniature hd camera system

A miniature high definition camera system which converts parallel data to serial data at the camera and then back to parallel data at a remote digital video recorder to avoid signal attenuation issues known to occur with parallel data transmitted across data cables. The camera system features video sensors to permit recording in visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths as well as in low light for night vision..

System and monitoring whole home digital video recorder usage for internet protocol television

The subject disclosure describes identifying a table associated with a set-top box that receives services from equipment of a video head-end office, where the table indicates that the set-top box has requested a video stream that would exceed a first number of video streams allocated to the set-top box and would exceed a bandwidth configuration, detecting a conflicting event according to information in the table, reconfiguring the bandwidth configuration allocated to the plurality of set-top boxes to resolve the conflicting event, determining a second number of video streams requested by the plurality of set-top boxes when the conflicting event occurred, determining a third number of video streams to resolve the conflicting event based on a difference between the first number of video streams and the second number of video streams, and instructing the equipment to provide the third number of video streams to the set-top box. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

Method and system of updating digital video recorders

A first digital video recorder (dvr) obtains a firmware version identity of at least one second dvr within a local area network (lan) where the first dvr belongs, compares the obtained firmware version identity with a firmware version identity of the first dvr, determines a firmware version identity of the latest firmware version, obtains files of the latest firmware version from a third dvr that provides the firmware version identity of the latest firmware version, and performs version update using the files obtained.. .
Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems

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) before the status changes.
Rovi Guides, Inc.

Gateway use in a content distribution network

Apparatus and methods for premises gateway functions that integrate or unify functions typically distributed across multiple devices within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the out-of-band (oob) signaling functionality normally provided in each of a set-top-box (stb) and digital video recorder (dvr) are unified into a common oob (e.g., docsis) capable premises gateway device, thereby obviating oob tuners and related components from each device.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc

Contextually aware aggregation of cross-platform media programming

Contextual data, which may describe user activity, preferences and/or a device status, is aggregated from a number of devices and/or resources. Program information is aggregated from several resources including an on-demand resource and other resources, such as a broadcast resource.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Digital video recorder that enables recording at a selected resolution

A particular method includes identifying a request to record media programming at a media recorder. The request specifies a recording resolution.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

Method and secure transfer and playback of multimedia content

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 authorized to share and/or retrieve content from the dvr.
Tivo Inc.

System and digital video recording backfill

The present invention relates to a system and method of digital video recording of media content from a content delivery network (cdn) stored to a device such as a set-top box with integrated digital video recorder (dvr), to network digital video recorder (ndvr), or both. The system and method for dvr recording of media content recognizes and corrects non-uniform media content from different resolutions, bit-rate or other degraded fragments/segments (such as an incomplete transfer) from adaptive bit rate streaming (abr), cdn disruptions, and other recording problems.
Layer3 Tv, Inc.

System and delayed digital video recording

The present invention relates to a system and method for managing network delivery of media content to a client device and, more particularly, to processing a scheduler service request to determine to deliver to the user at least one asset by the digital video recorder (dvr), network dvr (ndvr) or network content storage systems utilizing one or more user characteristics so as to conserve bandwidth of the content delivery network. The system and method may use a device dvr, a network dvr, network content storage system or any combination of the previous, to delay the delivery and storage of content media to conserved bandwidth across the cdn network based on one or more user characteristics in response to a “pause” or “record” or other dvr function service request, a scheduler service is used in connection with a digital video recording system and method that can operate upon a “pause” of linear and/or a “record” nonlinear content to delay any caching and/or storing content media at a predetermined time to conserved bandwidth across the cdn network based on one or more user characteristics.
Layer3 Tv, Inc.

Methods and providing alternate media for video decoders

A system provides programming and advertising to a video decoder such as a digital video recorder, computer system, software or hardware player, etc. When a user makes a request to skip a commercial by issuing a command such as 30 second skip forward, alternate media is provided.
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc

Broadcast schedule synchronized digital video recorder

A disclosed example may accurately start and stop a recording of an event based on accurate event scheduling information from a channel broadcaster. A start time and stop time for a recording of the event may be scheduled according to epg data.
Accenture Global Services Limited

Method for efficient processing of btp enabled mpeg4 stream

A system is provided for providing a trickplay operation using a digital video recorder (dvr) when the video includes broadcom transport packets (btps) designed for mpeg-2, but in an mpeg-4 video steam. In a first embodiment, to enable trickplay to function properly with mpeg-4 video, the btp descriptors included with each group of data frames are disabled so that a single descriptor provided without btps that would otherwise be provided in mpeg-4 is all that remains.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.

Systems and methods for collecting episodes of media content series

Methods, systems and devices for organizing media content are provided. One method includes receiving a request, via a user interface presented to a user, to compile a requested plurality of episodes of a selected media content.

Systems and methods for automatic resumption of video stream following transient wifi disconnect

Systems and methods executable by a home based media distribution system for preserving the continuity of a video transmission following a wifi disconnect include transmitting a media stream via a wireless access point associated with a wireless client; receiving a disconnect report from the access point; in response to the disconnect report, diverting the media stream to a digital video recorder (dvr); receiving a reconnect report from the access point; and automatically resuming the media stream from the point when the disconnect occurred.. .

Apparatus and providing media content

A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box having a controller to receive a selection of media content that has finished being broadcast where the selection is of the previously broadcast media content, transmit a request for the media content, and receive the media content for presentation at the display device, where the media content includes a plurality of segments, where one or more of the segments is provided by each of a plurality of digital video recorders (dvr's) that have recorded the media content, where the dvr's are remote from the set-top box, and where the plurality of segments are merged prior to presentation by the set-top box. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

Systems and methods for searching media content

Systems and methods are described for searching media files using a set-top box (stb), a television receiver, digital video recorder (dvr), placeshifting device or other media device, or any type of network host that communicates with a media device of any sort. Search criteria is received from a user, and the search criteria is identified in listings of media programming available from one or more sources.
Sling Media, Inc.

System and interacting with digital video recorders through networking applications

A method and apparatus are provided. The method includes the steps of providing a web or social networking account within a chat server for a digital video recorder (dvr) of a security system, the dvr receiving a chat message from a person through the chat server and the dvr automatically executing a predetermined instruction corresponding to a content of the received chat message..
Honeywell International Inc.

Apparatus and methods for controlling digital video recorders

A dvr controller in network communication with a digital video recorder receives an instruction from a user directing the digital video recorder to perform a function among a set of available functions. The set of available functions comprises a record function operative to cause the digital video recorder to record content and store that content on the digital video recorder, and a playback function operative to cause the digital video recorder to play back content stored on the digital video recorder.
Time Warner Cable Enterprises Llc

Mobile asset data recorder and transmitter

An acceleration-based mobile asset data recorder and transmitter equipped with a wireless processing unit, an event recorder, a digital video recorder, a fuel level sensor, and an inertial navigation sensor board. The inertial navigation sensor board includes a 3-axis gyroscope, a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis magnetometer, and a microcontroller.

Detecting user devices to determine state of watched show

Devices, systems, and methods for detecting user devices to determine a state of a watched show are provided. A digital video recorder (dvr) is configured to store a media file associated with a media program.
Ebay Inc.

Network-based digital video recorder playback adapter

This disclosure describes systems and methods related to a network-based digital video recorder playback adapter. In some embodiments, a request for digital content may be received from a customer device.

Miniature high definition camera for visible, infrared, and low light applications

A miniature high definition camera system which converts parallel data to serial data at the camera and then back to parallel data at a remote digital video recorder to avoid signal attenuation issues known to occur with parallel data transmitted across data cables. The camera system features video sensors to permit recording in visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths as well as in low light for night vision..

Apparatus and methods for data transfer beteween a plurality of user devices

Methods and apparatus for transferring data (such as for example media or other content) between devices while maintaining protection of the content. In one embodiment, a first user device causes a network entity to generate a shared encryption key for a second user device which is to receive content.

System and a self adaptive multi-user program guide

A media access device such as, for example, a cable or satellite set top box (stb), a digital video recorder (dvr), a personal computer, and/or a digital media receivers automatically optimizes an order of content choices presented in a content listing, such as a program guide display, favorite channel display, and/or a recording listing display based on the past viewing and/or recording history of a current user.. .
Universal Electronics Inc.

Digital video recorder and video recording and playback method thereof

A digital video recorder and a video recording and playback method thereof are provided. The digital video recorder includes a first decoding module, a second decoding module, and a video processing module.
Icatch Inc.



Digital Video Recorder topics:
  • Digital Video Recorder
  • Media Content
  • Networking
  • Social Network
  • Social Networking
  • Internet Protocol
  • Internet Protocol Television
  • Magnetometer
  • Accelerometer
  • Operating Environment
  • Calibration
  • Microcontroller
  • Navigation
  • Transmitter
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