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TiVo Wins More Patents

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Posted 12 December 2001 - 06:10 AM

TiVo was granted additional patents for its technology and service, one protecting functions that make up the core of its digital recording devices while the second covers inventions that enable the networking of multiple streaming media devices in the home.

The TrickPlay patent issued by the U.S. Patent Office covers functions that enable TiVo subscribers to pause live TV as well as rewind, fast forward, play, and play in reverse television signals cached by its PVR. Storing, editing and manipulation of video are also among the 64 claims supported by the TrickPlay patent, TiVo said.

The Home Networking patent covers the method for connecting TiVo DVRs and other streaming media devices to a network in the home.

"Our foundation technology for DVRs is just the beginning, and we continue to extend that technology looking forward to the networked multimedia home of the future," said Jim Barton, chief technology officer for TiVo. "Televisions, radios, telephones and the PC are some of the products that could access media on an easy to use home network.

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