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1. US20180063580 - Systems and methods for managing series recordings as a function of storage

Office United States of America
Application Number 15251827
Application Date 30.08.2016
Publication Number 20180063580
Publication Date 01.03.2018
Grant Number 10433009
Grant Date 01.10.2019
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04N 21/231
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
23Processing of content or additional data; Elementary server operations; Server middleware
231Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers or prioritizing data for deletion
H04N 21/24
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
23Processing of content or additional data; Elementary server operations; Server middleware
24Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. monitoring of server load, available bandwidth or upstream requests
H04N 21/258
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
25Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
258Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
H04N 21/44
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB ; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
44Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing a video clip retrieved from local storage with an incoming video stream or rendering scenes according to MPEG-4 scene graphs
H04N 21/442
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB ; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
442Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed or the storage space available from the internal hard disk
H04N 21/443
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB ; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
443OS processes, e.g. booting an STB, implementing a Java virtual machine in an STB or power management in an STB
CPC
G06F 16/71
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
70of video data
71Indexing; Data structures therefor; Storage structures
H04N 21/4435
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronising decoder's clock; Client middleware
443OS processes, e.g. booting an STB, implementing a Java virtual machine in an STB or power management in an STB
4435Memory management
G06F 16/743
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
70of video data
74Browsing; Visualisation therefor
743a collection of video files or sequences
G06F 16/7867
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
70of video data
78Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
7867using information manually generated, e.g. tags, keywords, comments, title and artist information, manually generated time, location and usage information, user ratings
H04N 5/76
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
76Television signal recording
H04N 21/4334
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronising decoder's clock; Client middleware
433Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request, caching operations
4334Recording operations
Applicants Rovi Guides, Inc.
Inventors David Gerald Wittke
Agents Haley Guiliano LLP
Title
(EN) Systems and methods for managing series recordings as a function of storage
Abstract
(EN)

Systems and methods are presented for modifying scheduled storage of a series as a function of available storage. For example, a media guidance application (e.g., executed on a set-top box) monitors both the viewing progress of previously stored episodes of the series as well as the amount of available storage remaining on a storage device. The media guidance application then calculates, by inputting the current amount of available storage (e.g., 20% available) into a function of available storage, a threshold viewing progress (e.g., 50%). The media guidance application then determines from the viewing progress of the user through the episodes of the series whether the user has met the calculated threshold viewing progress (e.g., the user has watched 50% of the stored episodes). If the threshold viewing progress is not met, then the media guidance application modifies the series recording instruction (e.g., cancels the series recording).