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8265464 Administering a time-shifting cache in a media playback device  
Methods, apparatus and products for administering a time-shifting cache in a media playback device are disclosed, where the media playback device receives from a digital media provider a digital...
8131133 System and method for modifying broadcast signals in closed circuit systems  
A system and method are disclosed for modifying a television broadcast signal. In one embodiment, the system includes a memory that stores an alternate commercial signal, and a controller that is...
7876480 Apparatus, method, and computer program for processing information  
An information processing apparatus includes a selector for selecting removal information concerning contents to be removed, the removal information prepared on a per content basis for the...
7872691 Program restart and commercial ending notification method and system  
A method and system are provided for allowing channel surfing during the presentation of a commercial broadcast by returning the viewer to the desired program channel after the commercial...
7779436 Method for using banner advertisements during commercial breaks  
Apparatus is provided by which a television viewer can view other images e.g. during commercials or main program. For example, during a commercial, a viewer may channel surf or surf the internet....
7398000 Digital video segment identification  
An entertainment system, having a capability to playback a stored digital video record that includes frames of video data received from a television broadcast system, approximates ranges of frames...
7269330 Method and apparatus for controlling a video recorder/player to selectively alter a video signal  
The method and apparatus operates in a video recorder and playback unit to identify selected broadcast segments, such as commercial advertisements, of a television signal in real-time for the...
7260308 Content identification in a digital video recorder  
The invention concerns a method and apparatus for controlling a video-media recording device configured for automatically identifying and selectively skipping commercial message segments of a...
7206494 Detection rules for a digital video recorder  
The invention concerns a method and system for identifying commercial message segments of a video signal. A set of rules is applied for determining the occurrence of commercial messages with a...
6993245 Iterative, maximally probable, batch-mode commercial detection for audiovisual content  
Identification of starting and ending times of commercial breaks and commercials within those commercial breaks found in audiovisual content is disclosed. A solution to a “batch optimization”...
6856758 Method and apparatus for insuring complete recording of a television program  
The duration of a recording is automatically extended in the event that a televised program extends beyond the scheduled end of the television broadcast. Groups or “clusters” of commercial...
6819863 System and method for locating program boundaries and commercial boundaries using audio categories  
For use in a video signal processor, there is disclosed a system and method for locating program boundaries and commercial boundaries using audio categories. The system comprises an audio...
6581207 Information filtering system and method  
In an information filtering unit connected with user's video equipment by a communications line, a program content analyzing section analyzes the contents of broadcast programs from a broadcasting...
6577346 Recognizing a pattern in a video segment to identify the video segment  
A method and system are described for identifying video segments (e.g., commercials or television programs) without using any identification data that may or may not be provided in the...
6546556 Video clip identification system unusable for commercial cutting  
A tagged scene of a video stream transmitted from a first to second stations in television broadcasting system is collected while preventing the tags from being used for commercial cutting (i.e.,...
6442326 Commercial broadcasting system  
A commercial sending system that can easily record a non-recorded commercial material is provided. When a play list is input from a creating block or a receiving block, a CM material DB managing...
6404977 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A VIDEOTAPE RECORDER IN REAL-TIME TO AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFY AND SELECTIVELY SKIP SEGMENTS OF A TELEVISION BROADCAST SIGNAL DURING RECORDING OF THE TELEVISION SIGNAL  
The method and apparatus operates in a VCR to identify selected broadcast segments, such as commercial advertisements, of a television signal in real-time for the purpose of suspending recording...
6285818 Commercial detection which detects a scene change in a video signal and the time interval of scene change points  
A commercial detector includes a soundless section detecting circuit which detects a soundless section of an audio signal SA and a scene change detecting circuit which detects a scene change point...
6275646 Image recording/reproducing apparatus  
A video recording/reproducing apparatus capable of discriminating commercial message portions even when a broadcasting mode is the same. A magnetic head records television broadcasting signals to...
6122322 Subliminal message protection  
The present invention relates to a method and to a system for detecting a first context change between two frames. When a second context change between a further two frames occurs within a...
6100941 Apparatus and method for locating a commercial disposed within a video data stream  
A commercial detection apparatus includes a frame grab thread which acquires frames from an input data stream to be analyzed by a cut detector thread and a filter thread. A commercial detection...
6041159 Telecommunications device having a remote controller  
A telecommunications device having a remote controller, which device contains a circuit arrangement for automatic identification of additional information in a program channel by means of which...
6006005 Automatic telerecording apparatus  
An automatic telerecording apparatus is comprised of a television antenna which receives a television signal, and a key view-designating block which designates as a key view a view appearing in an...
5999688 Method and apparatus for controlling a video player to automatically locate a segment of a recorded program  
A video playback device includes video and audio event detectors which detect the presence of events in the video signal as it is played. When the viewer commands the device to skip past a portion...
5911029 Apparatus for recording and playback of a television broadcast signal capable of playback with commercials skipped by a simple operation  
While television broadcast signals are reproduced by a mechanism, if a commercial starts, the user operates a remote controller to set the VCR to cue mode. Thereafter, a black frame detecting...
5708477 Video signal identifier for controlling a VCR and television based on the occurrence of commercials  
A video signal identifier ("VSI") electrically coupled to both a VCR and a television to control their operation. The VSI memorizes commercials then automatically controls the television and video...
5668917 Apparatus and method for detection of unwanted broadcast information  
Unwanted information, such as commercials, is typically transmitted from a transmission station many times each day. The repetitive nature of such unwanted information is used by the present...
5659653 Method for programming a recording device and programming device  
Program related data contained in the broadcast signal of an advertisement for a future television show are evaluated and compared with the current TV set tuning when a LEARN button on a remote...
5485219 Electric service to record transmissions without recording commercials  
A central station monitors television broadcasts and issues control and informational broadcasts to receivers located in the homes of users. The information broadcasts include a TV program...
5446488 Television programme distribution signal having the capability to selectively block non-programme material  
Television programs interupted by non-program material, such as commercials, are broadcasted by the disclosed system over standard TV channels. An ecrypted indicating signal is also broadcasted by...
5343251 Method and apparatus for classifying patterns of television programs and commercials based on discerning of broadcast audio and video signals  
A method and apparatus for classifying patterns of television programs and commercials, based on learning and discerning of broadcast audio and video signals, wherein the signals might be...
5333091 Method and apparatus for controlling a videotape player to automatically scan past recorded commercial messages  
An automatic editing device is coupled between a conventional VCR and a conventional television monitor/receiver. During recording of a television signal, data is accumulated with respect to the...
5172111 Stored media screening device  
A program material screening device is provided whereby the owner/operator of a program material playback device such as a videocassette player, television, laser disc player, motion picture...
5151788 Method and apparatus for identifying and eliminating specific material from video signals  
In a content control system for identifying and eliminating commercials from a recording or presentation of a video signal there is shown a content control unit, a VCR and a TV.The content control...
4979047 Automatically activated commercial message timer  
A commercial message timer stores data indicative of a first tuned station in response to a channel change command and begins repeatedly timing a predetermined time period. Upon each expiration of...
4918531 Commercial message timer  
A commercial message timer, when enabled by a user, stores data indicative of a first tuned station and begins timing a predetermined time period. Upon expiration of the time period, the first...
4879611 Record mode setting apparatus responsive to transmitted code containing time-start information  
The record mode setting apparatus comprises a VPS setting switch (41), a VPS decoder (3), a code latch circuit (7), a VPS control circuit (26) and a code memory (27). When the VPS setting switch...
4782401 Editing method and apparatus for commercials during video recording  
A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a video recorder during the recording of a video signal containing picture information, including standard length commercials, to edit the...
4752834 Reciprocating recording method and apparatus for controlling a video recorder so as to edit commercial messages from a recorded television signal  
In order to edit commercial messages from an off-the-air video recording of a television signal, method and apparatus are disclosed for automatically operating a video tape recorder (VTR) so that...
4750052 Apparatus and method for automatically deleting selected program intervals from recorded television broadcasts  
A commercial eliminator and method for use with a video cassette recorder enables recording of the program content of a broadcast television signal while automatically eliminating all commercial...
4750213 Method and system for editing unwanted program material from broadcast signals  
An improved method and system for the editing of unwanted content from transmitted program material. The system may be operated manually or automatically and its program recognition means may be...
4750053 Method and system for enabling television commerical monitoring using a marking signal superimposed over an audio signal  
A system and method for detecting and marking television commercials is provided. A first comparator is utilized for comparing the television video signal to an adjustable reference voltage and...
4618895 Video editing system  
A video editing system uses apparatus for connection with a video playback machine (first VCR) and a dub video recorder, (second VCR). The apparatus includes tone generator circuitry for...
4605973 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions  
A remote recording and editing system for use with a transmitter of broadcast programs, including both television and radio programs, provides for the monitoring of the broadcast transmissions of...
4602297 System for editing commercial messages from recorded television broadcasts  
A system for producing an editing control signal for a video tape recorder at the beginning of one or more television commercial messages and which continues for the duration of the commercial...
4447837 Video recording system  
A video recording system includes a combination of a cassette type video recorder and a portable video camera, in which the recorder is provided with a battery for supplying power to both...
4430676 Control apparatus for selectively recording signals  
Control apparatus for recording first wanted signals of an input signal having the first signals and second unwanted signals, each of the second signals being of a time duration up to a...
4390904 Automatic circuit and method for editing commercial messages from television signals  
In order to delete commercial messages during the viewing and/or video tape recording of broadcast television signals a control circuit is disclosed for producing a commercial editing control...
4378572 Camera interface  
A pulse generating electronic circuit is utilized as a matching network between a line operated video tape recorder (VTR) and a battery powered portable camera. Through the use of appropriate...
4319286 System for detecting fades in television signals to delete commercials from recorded television broadcasts  
A system is provided which responds to a fade in the video and audio components of a television signal from a television receiver which is being recorded by a video tape recorder, the system...

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