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Number: 358/908
Name: Facsimile and static presentation processing > Pause control (i.e., "commercial killers")
Description: Subject matter where a recording operation is automatically interrupted in response to a detected characteristic of a television signal being recorded.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8265464 Administering a time-shifting cache in a media playback device Sep. 11, 2012
8131133 System and method for modifying broadcast signals in closed circuit systems Mar. 6, 2012
7876480 Apparatus, method, and computer program for processing information Jan. 25, 2011
7872691 Program restart and commercial ending notification method and system Jan. 18, 2011
7779436 Method for using banner advertisements during commercial breaks Aug. 17, 2010
7398000 Digital video segment identification Jul. 8, 2008
7269330 Method and apparatus for controlling a video recorder/player to selectively alter a video signal Sep. 11, 2007
7260308 Content identification in a digital video recorder Aug. 21, 2007
7209631 Image recording/reproducing apparatus Apr. 24, 2007
7206494 Detection rules for a digital video recorder Apr. 17, 2007
7012653 Program restart and commercial ending notification method and system Mar. 14, 2006
6993245 Iterative, maximally probable, batch-mode commercial detection for audiovisual content Jan. 31, 2006
6856758 Method and apparatus for insuring complete recording of a television program Feb. 15, 2005
6819863 System and method for locating program boundaries and commercial boundaries using audio categories Nov. 16, 2004
6581207 Information filtering system and method Jun. 17, 2003
6577346 Recognizing a pattern in a video segment to identify the video segment Jun. 10, 2003
6546556 Video clip identification system unusable for commercial cutting Apr. 8, 2003
6442326 Commercial broadcasting system Aug. 27, 2002
6285818 Commercial detection which detects a scene change in a video signal and the time interval of scene change points Sep. 4, 2001
6275646 Image recording/reproducing apparatus Aug. 14, 2001
6226444 Method and apparatus for recording program data without commercials May. 1, 2001
6122322 Subliminal message protection Sep. 19, 2000
6100941 Apparatus and method for locating a commercial disposed within a video data stream Aug. 8, 2000
6041159 Telecommunications device having a remote controller Mar. 21, 2000
6006005 Automatic telerecording apparatus Dec. 21, 1999
6002831 Image recording/reproducing apparatus Dec. 14, 1999
5999688 Method and apparatus for controlling a video player to automatically locate a segment of a recorded program Dec. 7, 1999
5999689 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 televisi Dec. 7, 1999
5987210 Method and apparatus for eliminating television commercial messages Nov. 16, 1999
5911029 Apparatus for recording and playback of a television broadcast signal capable of playback with commercials skipped by a simple operation Jun. 8, 1999
5708477 Video signal identifier for controlling a VCR and television based on the occurrence of commercials Jan. 13, 1998
5696866 Method and apparatus for eliminating television commercial messages Dec. 9, 1997
5692093 Method and apparatus for eliminating television commercial messages Nov. 25, 1997
5668917 Apparatus and method for detection of unwanted broadcast information Sep. 16, 1997
5659653 Method for programming a recording device and programming device Aug. 19, 1997
5485219 Electric service to record transmissions without recording commercials Jan. 16, 1996
5446488 Television programme distribution signal having the capability to selectively block non-programme material Aug. 29, 1995
5343251 Method and apparatus for classifying patterns of television programs and commercials based on discerning of broadcast audio and video signals Aug. 30, 1994
5333091 Method and apparatus for controlling a videotape player to automatically scan past recorded commercial messages Jul. 26, 1994
5172111 Stored media screening device Dec. 15, 1992
5151788 Method and apparatus for identifying and eliminating specific material from video signals Sep. 29, 1992
4979047 Automatically activated commercial message timer Dec. 18, 1990
4918531 Commercial message timer Apr. 17, 1990
4879611 Record mode setting apparatus responsive to transmitted code containing time-start information Nov. 7, 1989
4782401 Editing method and apparatus for commercials during video recording Nov. 1, 1988
4752834 Reciprocating recording method and apparatus for controlling a video recorder so as to edit commercial messages from a recorded television signal Jun. 21, 1988
4750213 Method and system for editing unwanted program material from broadcast signals Jun. 7, 1988
4750052 Apparatus and method for automatically deleting selected program intervals from recorded television broadcasts Jun. 7, 1988
4750053 Method and system for enabling television commerical monitoring using a marking signal superimposed over an audio signal Jun. 7, 1988

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