US Patent No: 4,754,326

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Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems

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In information retrieval system includes a help feature, wherein a help key on a terminal can be actuated and a host computer responds by determining the identity of a page of basic information being transmitted at the time the help key is operated, determining the location of a page of subsidiary information associated with the currently transmitted page of basic information, and transmitting that associated page of subsidiary information to the terminal for display thereby. A system guide aspect enables the system to provide guide information adapted to assist in the use of other data subgroups. A bookmark facility involves the use of a mark request key on the terminal and a mark record device operable in response to the actuation of the mark request key to create a record of the storage location of the one of the pages being transmitted to the terminal for display thereby at the time of such actuation. A search request key on the terminal enable transmission of a search request to the host computer.

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KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING, INC.CHICAGO, IL0
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORPCHICAGO, IL0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Holman, Neil L Buffalo Grove, IL 2 557
Kram, Anthony Rolling Meadows, IL 1 421
Winter, Peter M Elk Grove Vlg., IL 5 976

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* 2004/0216,160 Interactive program guide systems and processes 72 2004
8,761,584 System and method for searching a database of television schedule information 1 2004
7,254,823 Apparatus and method for constrained selection of favorite channels 11 2004
* 2005/0149,972 Apparatus and method for constrained selection of favorite channels 16 2004
8,973,056 Interactive program guide system providing an application program interface for non-program guide applications 3 2004
8,046,801 Interactive television program guide with remote access 103 2004
8,762,492 Electronic mail reminder for an internet television program guide 0 2004
7,827,585 Electronic program guide with digital storage 12 2005
* 2005/0278,771 Electronic program guide with digital storage 6 2005
8,006,263 Interactive television program guide with remote access 41 2005
9,113,107 Interactive advertising and program promotion in an interactive television system 1 2005
8,782,706 Systems and methods for providing channel groups in an interactive media guidance application 0 2005
* 2007/0157,248 Systems and methods for providing channel groups in an interactive media guidance application 56 2005
8,613,020 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 26 2006
8,010,979 Electronic program guide using markup language 4 2006
7,890,490 Systems and methods for providing advanced information searching in an interactive media guidance application 16 2006
7,784,081 Television program guide with a digital storage device and a secondary storage device 16 2006
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 39 2006
7,571,453 Apparatus and method for constrained selection of favorite channels 7 2007
* 2007/0256,103 Apparatus and method for constrained selection of favorite channels 12 2007
8,407,737 Systems and methods for providing a scan transport bar 1 2007
8,799,954 Systems and methods for providing custom media content flipping 1 2007
8,869,204 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 0 2007
8,843,963 Interactive television system with programming-related links 3 2007
8,776,125 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 4 2007
8,615,782 System and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 4 2007
8,578,423 Interactive television program guide with remote access 1 2007
8,181,200 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 0 2007
8,112,776 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 54 2007
8,087,048 Television program guide with a digital storage device 16 2007
8,505,049 Interactive television program guide system and method with niche hubs 0 2008
8,732,758 Television system with aided user program searching 2 2008
7,779,440 Apparatus and method for constrained selection of favorite channels 0 2009
* 2009/0260,037 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONSTRAINED SELECTION OF FAVORITE CHANNELS 5 2009
8,281,339 Customizable flip and browse overlays in an interactive television system 44 2009
8,931,008 Promotional philosophy for a video-on-demand-related interactive display within an interactive television application 0 2009
8,677,400 Systems and methods for identifying audio content using an interactive media guidance application 0 2009
8,359,616 Systems and methods for automatically generating advertisements using a media guidance application 13 2009
8,161,071 Systems and methods for audio asset storage and management 6 2009
* 2011/0078,729 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AUDIO CONTENT USING AN INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION 34 2009
* 2011/0078,020 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING POPULAR AUDIO ASSETS 4 2009
8,490,138 Channel searching by content type 0 2009
* 2010/0154,005 CHANNEL SEARCHING BY CONTENT TYPE 2 2009
8,863,170 System and method for metadata-linked advertisements 0 2009
8,612,310 Method and system for commerce in media program related merchandise 1 2010
9,003,451 Internet television program guide system 1 2010
8,272,011 Method and system for displaying advertisements between schedule listings 8 2010
8,453,174 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 1 2010
8,528,032 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 10 2010
8,413,191 Program guide with a digital storage device 0 2010
* 2010/0316,350 PROGRAM GUIDE WITH A DIGITAL STORAGE DEVICE 1 2010
8,370,884 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 17 2010
7,937,727 Apparatus and method for constrained selection of favorite channels 0 2010
8,646,005 Information system 9 2010
9,438,953 Program guide application interface system 0 2010
8,856,844 Systems and methods for automatically purchasing and recording popular pay programs in an interactive media delivery system 0 2010
9,015,750 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 0 2010
* 2011/0167,451 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING, STORING AND PROCESSING ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE DATA FOR ON-SCREEN DISPLAY 10 2010
8,424,038 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 1 2011
8,413,193 Program guide with a digital storage device 0 2011
8,620,769 Method and systems for checking that purchasable items are compatible with user equipment 1 2011
9,113,207 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 0 2011
9,124,932 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 0 2011
8,904,441 Systems and methods for providing program suggestions in an interactive television program guide 2 2011
8,555,316 Interactive program guide systems and processes 0 2011
9,172,987 Methods and systems for updating functionality of a set-top box using markup language 0 2011
9,204,184 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2011
8,584,172 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2011
8,578,413 Interactive television program guide with remote access 1 2011
9,118,958 Systems and methods for coordinating interactive and passive advertisement and merchandising opportunities 0 2011
8,448,215 Electronic program guide with digital storage 1 2011
9,232,254 Client-server based interactive television guide with server recording 0 2011
9,185,332 Systems and methods for providing a scan 1 2012
8,918,428 Systems and methods for audio asset storage and management 1 2012
8,776,126 Client-server based interactive television guide with server recording 0 2012
8,695,038 Customizable flip and browse overlays with content-based information types in an interactive television system 1 2012
* 8,732,756 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 0 2013
* 2013/0219,430 INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDE WITH MEDIA GUIDANCE INTERFACE 0 2013
9,197,943 Electronic program guide with related-program search feature 0 2013
8,843,960 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2013
8,898,721 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2013
9,118,948 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 0 2013
8,768,148 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2013
8,755,666 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2013
9,100,686 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2013
9,055,318 Client-server based interactive guide with server storage 0 2013
9,191,722 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2013
9,038,103 Systems and methods for content surfing 0 2013
9,423,936 Information system 0 2013
8,806,538 Information system 4 2014
9,100,713 Customizable overlays based on subject matter 0 2014
9,191,716 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 0 2014
9,015,749 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2014
8,918,807 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2014
9,154,843 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 1 2014
9,021,538 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 2 2014
9,288,521 Systems and methods for updating media asset data based on pause point in the media asset 0 2014
9,027,058 Information system 0 2014
9,071,872 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 2 2014
9,125,169 Methods and systems for performing actions based on location-based rules 0 2014
9,148,703 Interactive television system with programming-related links 0 2014
9,106,947 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2014
9,055,319 Interactive guide with recording 0 2014
9,191,719 Systems and methods for providing program suggestions in an interactive television program guide 0 2014
9,402,102 System and method for using television schedule information 0 2014
9,237,371 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2015
9,369,741 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 0 2015
9,226,006 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 0 2015
9,294,799 Systems and methods for providing storage of data on servers in an on-demand media delivery system 0 2015
9,363,553 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2015
9,426,509 Client-server electronic program guide 0 2015
 
INDEX SYSTEMS, INC. (3)
* 2007/0016,926 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 77 2006
7,941,818 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 3 2007
8,134,645 Combination of recorded program index and EPG 2 2007
 
CRS LLC (1)
6,401,077 Method and system for providing additional behavior through a web page 111 1999
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (3)
* 2011/0041,154 Content Recognition and Synchronization on a Television or Consumer Electronics Device 14 2009
9,326,025 Media content search results ranked by popularity 0 2013
9,147,198 Systems and methods for providing an interface for data driven media placement 0 2013
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
* 5,845,248 Apparatus for reading out textual information with synthesized speech, and teletext receiver 4 1997
 
ESDR Networks Solutions LLC (1)
RE44898 Search engine request method, product, and apparatus 0 2012
 
AVOCENT REDMOND CORP. (3)
8,269,783 KVM switch including a terminal emulator 1 2007
* 2007/0291,004 KVM switch including a terminal emulator 0 2007
* 2008/0082,705 KVM switch including a terminal emulator 2 2007
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (1)
* 6,065,047 System for providing subscriber with access to a content area customized for the combination of subscriber's responses to topic prompt, subtopic prompt, and action prompt 214 1996
 
Charles E. Hill & Associates, Inc. (5)
* 5,970,471 Virtual catalog and product presentation method and apparatus 358 1996
* 6,131,088 Electronic catalog system and method 140 1998
* 6,029,142 Electronic catalog system and method 98 1998
7,908,173 Virtual catalog and product presentation method and apparatus 11 2005
7,908,176 Virtual catalog and product presentation method and apparatus 10 2008
 
SurePrep, LLC (16)
7,636,886 System and method for grouping and organizing pages of an electronic document into pre-defined categories 21 2003
* 2004/0216,057 System and method for grouping and organizing pages of an electronic document into pre-defined catagories 18 2003
7,720,616 Multi-stage, multi-user engagement submission and tracking process 4 2003
* 2004/0225,581 Multi-stage, multi-user engagement submission and tracking process 24 2003
7,454,371 System and method for managing login resources for the submission and performance of engagements 4 2003
* 2004/0243,626 System and method for managing login resources for the submission and performance of engagements 3 2003
7,610,227 System and method for creating cross-reference links, tables and lead sheets for tax return documents 10 2004
* 2006/0026,083 System and method for creating cross-reference links, tables and lead sheets for tax return documents 14 2004
7,853,494 Efficient work flow system and method for preparing tax returns 3 2005
* 2006/0155,618 Efficient work flow system and method for preparing tax returns 21 2005
7,769,646 Efficient work flow system and method for processing taxpayer source documents 6 2007
8,321,311 Multi-stage, multi-user engagement submission and tracking process 0 2009
* 2009/0287,591 MULTI-STAGE, MULTI-USER ENGAGEMENT SUBMISSION AND TRACKING PROCESS 7 2009
* 2010/0070,394 EFFICIENT WORK FLOW SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREPARING TAX RETURNS 4 2009
RE45007 Efficient work flow system and method for processing taxpayer source documents 0 2011
8,775,408 Document element indexing system 0 2011
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (1)
8,892,495 Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-interface therefore 0 2013
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,463,413 Speech recognition training for small hardware devices 99 1999
 
EHELP CORPORATION (1)
* 2001/0033,294 Method and system for website maintenance 5 2001
 
EAGLE BROADBAND, INC. (1)
7,213,013 Method, apparatus, and system for remote client search indexing 20 2001
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