US Patent No: 5,589,892

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Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access

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An electronic program schedule system with access to both stored television program schedule information and data feeds containing status information for live programs such as sporting events. The system includes a data processor for receiving program schedule information for a plurality of programs and data feeds containing status information for certain of the programs, and a video display generator for generating a display signal simultaneously comprising information from both the stored schedule information and the received data feed. The system is further provided with user control means such as a remote controller for generating user control commands and transmitting signals to the data processor in response thereto so as to control the content of the display signal. The display signal may be displayed on a display apparatus such as a television receiver. In addition, the program schedule system of the present invention utilizes category-specific user interfaces providing access to multiple services including television programs, received data feeds, home shopping services, and video games as well as the stored program schedule information.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TELECOMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO, INC.NEW YORK, NY22
UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC.TULSA, OK331

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Davis, Bruce Tualatin, OR 63 4523
Favia, Anthony R Aurora, CO 4 1099
Knee, Robert A Lansdale, PA 112 3439
Miller, Larry Scottsdale, AZ 85 3977

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UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (185)
5,880,768 Interactive program guide systems and processes 394 1995
6,014,184 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 197 1996
6,262,722 Interactive program guide navigator menu system 98 1997
6,604,240 Interactive television program guide system with operator showcase 70 1997
6,564,378 Program guide system with browsing display 147 1998
6,564,379 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 117 1998
6,268,849 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 235 1998
6,665,869 Program guide application interface system 91 1998
6,820,278 Cooperative television application system having multiple user television equipment devices 93 1998
6,266,814 Methods and systems for presenting program schedule information corresponding to a day selection 134 1998
6,742,183 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 76 1998
6,588,013 Promotional material distribution system with automatic updating of promotional material selection algorithms 98 1999
6,442,755 Electronic program guide using markup language 215 1999
6,536,041 Program guide system with real-time data sources 237 1999
6,481,011 Program guide system with user designated color coding 132 1999
7,603,684 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 16 1999
6,563,515 Program guide system with video window browsing 127 1999
7,694,319 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation 14 1999
6,799,327 Program guide with selectable advertisements and pseudo-ads 127 1999
7,051,360 Interactive television program guide with selectable languages 26 1999
6,275,268 Electronic television program guide with remote product ordering 219 1999
6,898,762 Client-server electronic program guide 215 1999
7,069,576 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 61 1999
6,771,317 Electronic television program guide with remote product ordering 68 1999
7,165,098 On-line schedule system with personalization features 120 1999
6,526,577 Enhanced interactive program guide 183 1999
6,865,746 Electronic program guide with related-program search feature 138 1999
6,766,526 Smart channel entry system 128 1999
6,305,017 Interactive television program guide with selectable non-program options 25 2000
6,774,926 Personal television channel system 287 2000
6,357,043 Electronic television program guide with remote product ordering 105 2000
8,578,403 Systems and methods for improved audience measuring 0 2001
7,895,624 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 7 2001
6,766,956 System and method for using portable device with bar-code scanner 72 2001
7,269,838 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 6 2001
6,526,578 Interactive television program guide with selectable non-program options 1 2001
8,255,961 Systems and methods for caching data in media-on-demand systems 1 2001
7,370,343 Electronic program guide with blackout features 23 2001
8,156,528 Personal video recorder systems and methods 3 2002
7,039,935 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 57 2002
7,065,709 Client-server electronic program guide 58 2002
7,073,188 Electronic program guide using markup language 5 2002
6,799,326 Interactive television program guide system with local advertisements 123 2002
8,028,315 Systems and methods for using an interactive television program guide to access fantasy sports contests 17 2002
7,293,276 Interactive television program guide for recording enhanced video content 43 2002
7,386,871 Program guide system with real-time data sources 34 2002
6,772,432 Interactive television program guide with selectable non-program options 0 2003
7,398,541 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 17 2003
7,493,646 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 11 2003
7,814,421 Program guide system with video window browsing 5 2003
7,761,892 Client server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 11 2003
8,082,568 Electronic program guide with integrated program listings 1 2003
8,001,564 Electronic program guide with digital storage directory 2 2003
7,793,322 Electronic program guide with super-program sequence 11 2003
8,732,765 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with remote product ordering 0 2003
8,418,208 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with remote product ordering 1 2003
7,870,587 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with remote product ordering 3 2003
7,487,528 Program guide system with browsing display 10 2003
8,296,802 Interactive program guide systems and processes 0 2003
7,624,410 Program guide application interface system 2 2003
7,984,468 Systems and methods for providing program suggestions in an interactive television program guide 7 2003
7,503,055 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 19 2004
8,713,595 Interactive program guide systems and processes 0 2004
7,493,643 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 6 2004
8,832,737 Smart channel entry system 0 2004
7,562,377 Interactive program guide navigator menu system 2 2004
7,254,823 Apparatus and method for constrained selection of favorite channels 9 2004
7,634,786 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 15 2004
8,046,801 Interactive television program guide with remote access 35 2004
8,762,492 Electronic mail reminder for an internet television program guide 0 2004
7,287,267 Program guide system with advertisements 24 2004
7,231,175 Music information system for obtaining information on a second music program while a first music program is played 15 2005
7,987,480 Interactive electronic television program guide with database configurability 1 2005
7,827,585 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2005
7,802,285 Client-server based interactive television program guide with server recording 3 2005
8,806,533 System and method for using television information codes 0 2005
8,006,263 Interactive television program guide with remote access 6 2005
8,613,024 Cross-platform predictive popularity ratings for use in interactive television applications 0 2005
8,782,706 Systems and methods for providing channel groups in an interactive media guidance application 0 2005
8,607,287 Interactive media guidance system having multiple devices 0 2005
7,487,527 Interactive television program guide with selectable languages 19 2006
8,457,475 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 1 2006
8,613,020 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 1 2006
8,010,979 Electronic program guide using markup language 3 2006
7,603,690 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 6 2006
7,890,490 Systems and methods for providing advanced information searching in an interactive media guidance application 6 2006
7,784,081 Television program guide with a digital storage device and a secondary storage device 4 2006
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 0 2006
8,209,424 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 0 2006
7,735,107 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 0 2007
7,739,709 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 3 2007
8,087,047 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 5 2007
7,913,278 Interactive television program guide with remote access 12 2007
7,571,453 Apparatus and method for constrained selection of favorite channels 5 2007
8,843,963 Interactive television system with programming-related links 0 2007
8,768,147 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 0 2007
8,745,669 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 1 2007
8,578,423 Interactive television program guide with remote access 1 2007
8,392,948 Interactive program guide systems and processes 0 2007
8,302,126 Interactive program guide navigator menu system 0 2007
8,087,048 Television program guide with a digital storage device 4 2007
8,087,050 Client-server electronic program guide 1 2007
7,870,585 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 2 2007
7,827,582 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 7 2007
7,774,812 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 8 2007
7,624,411 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2007
8,327,403 Systems and methods for providing remote program ordering on a user device via a web server 3 2007
8,107,977 Cross-platform messaging 0 2007
7,523,477 Electronic program guide with blackout recording features 4 2008
8,589,976 Program guide system with real-time data sources 0 2008
8,146,117 Program guide system with real-time data sources 2 2008
8,601,526 Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information 0 2008
8,539,044 On-line schedule system with personalization features 0 2008
8,327,402 Methods and devices for presenting an interactive media guidance application 1 2008
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 0 2008
7,930,719 Interactive television program guide with selectable languages 4 2008
7,779,445 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 28 2009
7,673,314 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 50 2009
8,352,978 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 0 2009
7,823,177 Electronic program guide with blackout features 2 2009
7,779,440 Apparatus and method for constrained selection of favorite channels 0 2009
8,281,339 Customizable flip and browse overlays in an interactive television system 1 2009
8,589,975 Electronic program guide with advance notification 2 2009
8,301,632 Systems and methods for providing advanced information searching in an interactive media guidance application 0 2009
8,677,400 Systems and methods for identifying audio content using an interactive media guidance application 0 2009
8,555,315 Systems and methods for navigating a media guidance application with multiple perspective views 0 2009
8,359,616 Systems and methods for automatically generating advertisements using a media guidance application 2 2009
8,161,071 Systems and methods for audio asset storage and management 2 2009
8,117,564 Systems and methods for generating a media guidance application with multiple perspective views 6 2009
7,805,742 Program guide application interface system 2 2009
8,843,955 Interactive television targeted message system 0 2009
8,549,563 Interactive television systems with conflict management capabilities 0 2009
8,001,563 Interactive program guide system and method 4 2009
8,863,170 System and method for metadata-linked advertisements 0 2009
8,291,461 Systems and methods for managing the distribution of on-demand media 0 2009
8,151,296 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation 1 2010
8,612,310 Method and system for commerce in media program related merchandise 0 2010
8,255,952 Interactive television system with programming-related links 3 2010
8,555,321 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 0 2010
8,522,287 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 0 2010
8,464,296 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 1 2010
8,176,521 Client server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 0 2010
7,895,622 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 0 2010
7,873,978 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2010
8,528,032 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2010
8,281,345 Personal video recorder systems and methods 3 2010
8,272,019 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2010
8,266,662 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 0 2010
8,091,110 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 3 2010
8,413,191 Program guide with a digital storage device 0 2010
8,370,884 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 1 2010
8,024,763 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 3 2010
7,971,222 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 14 2010
7,937,727 Apparatus and method for constrained selection of favorite channels 0 2010
8,161,514 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 0 2010
8,839,294 Electronic program guide with blackout features 0 2010
8,856,844 Systems and methods for automatically purchasing and recording popular pay programs in an interactive media delivery system 0 2010
8,397,259 Program guide system with advertisements 2 2010
8,424,038 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 1 2011
8,584,184 Systems and methods for relocating media 0 2011
8,413,193 Program guide with a digital storage device 0 2011
8,479,233 Interactive television program guide with selectable languages 3 2011
8,620,769 Method and systems for checking that purchasable items are compatible with user equipment 0 2011
8,887,184 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 0 2011
8,799,971 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 0 2011
8,683,525 Interactive electronic television program guide with database configurability 0 2011
8,555,316 Interactive program guide systems and processes 0 2011
8,595,767 Methods and systems for selecting a package of videos 2 2011
8,397,257 Systems and methods for using an interactive television program guide to access fantasy sports contests 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
8,448,215 Electronic program guide with digital storage 1 2011
8,565,797 Cross-platform messaging 0 2011
8,776,126 Client-server based interactive television guide with server recording 0 2012
8,850,499 Systems and methods for caching data in media-on-demand systems 0 2012
8,695,038 Customizable flip and browse overlays with content-based information types in an interactive television system 0 2012
8,667,538 Methods and devices for presenting an interactive media guidance application 0 2012
8,839,309 Methods and systems for displaying contextually relevant information from a plurality of users in real-time regarding a media asset 0 2012
8,732,756 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 0 2013
8,806,546 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 0 2013
8,843,960 Electronic program guide with digital storage 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
8,732,779 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 0 2013
 
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6,631,523 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 140 1998
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7,383,564 Video on demand methods and systems 8 2001
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6,973,050 Transmission announcement system and method for announcing upcoming data transmissions over a broadcast network 14 2003
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7,543,321 Multiple database, user-choice-compiled program and event guide 4 2004
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8,212,928 Method of and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications 1 2010
8,704,950 Method of and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications 0 2012
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (14)
7,587,323 System and method for developing tailored content 16 2001
8,086,491 Method and system for targeted content distribution using tagged data streams 12 2001
8,677,384 Methods and systems for network based capture of television viewer generated clickstreams 0 2003
7,617,508 Methods and systems for collaborative capture of television viewer generated clickstreams 14 2003
8,132,202 Methods and systems for providing targeted content 10 2004
8,640,160 Method and system for providing targeted advertisements 0 2005
7,802,276 Systems, methods and products for assessing subscriber content access 2 2005
8,812,363 Methods, systems, and products for managing advertisements 0 2007
8,219,411 Methods, systems, and products for targeting advertisements 2 2009
8,224,662 Methods, systems, and products for developing tailored content 1 2009
7,934,227 Methods and systems for capturing commands 0 2009
8,856,841 Methods, systems, and products for customizing content-access lists 0 2010
8,548,820 Methods, systems, and products for targeting advertisements 0 2012
8,700,419 Methods, systems, and products for tailored content 0 2012
 
GOOGLE INC. (14)
6,732,372 Transmission device and terminal device for automatic reception/recording of broadcast programs 67 1997
8,782,698 Customizable media channels 0 2007
8,631,440 Program guide user interface 0 2007
8,572,649 Electronic program guide presentation 1 2007
8,533,761 Aggregating media information 4 2007
8,522,281 Head end generalization 2 2007
8,484,192 Media search broadening 1 2007
8,065,603 Hiding portions of display content 4 2007
8,005,826 Identifying media content in queries 12 2007
8,275,764 Recommending media programs based on media program popularity 2 2007
7,661,118 Methods, systems, and products for classifying subscribers 17 2008
7,945,928 Methods, systems, and products for classifying subscribers 3 2009
8,713,002 Identifying media content in queries 0 2011
8,775,415 Recommending media programs based on media program popularity 0 2012
 
INDEX SYSTEMS, INC. (14)
6,687,906 EPG with advertising inserts 58 1999
7,003,792 Smart agent based on habit, statistical inference and psycho-demographic profiling 172 1999
7,814,511 Systems and methods for digitizing video related to products 4 2003
7,328,450 Method and system for displaying targeted advertisements in an electronic program guide 78 2003
7,594,243 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 1 2003
8,265,458 System and method for generating video taping reminders 2 2004
8,689,259 Home entertainment system and method of its operation 0 2004
7,663,700 Combination of recorded program index and EPG 5 2006
7,941,818 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 2 2007
8,134,645 Combination of recorded program index and EPG 1 2007
8,272,011 Method and system for displaying advertisements between schedule listings 2 2010
8,321,896 Systems and methods for capturing and storing a product-related video frame 2010
8,792,776 System and method for generating video taping reminders 0 2012
8,793,742 Systems and methods for capturing and storing an advertisement-related video clip 0 2012
 
LOGITECH EUROPE S.A. (13)
8,509,400 System and method for adaptive programming of a remote control 1 2006
8,531,276 State-based remote control system 1 2006
8,674,814 State-based remote control system 0 2007
8,330,582 Online remote control configuration system 2 2007
8,742,905 Easy to use and intuitive user interface for a remote control 0 2007
8,704,643 Convenient and easy to use button layout for a remote control 0 2008
8,266,667 Systems and methods for awarding affinity points based upon remote control usage 5 2009
8,508,401 Delay fixing for command codes in a remote control system 0 2010
8,653,950 State-based remote control system 0 2011
8,854,192 Configuration method for a remote 0 2011
8,797,149 State-based control systems and methods 0 2012
8,674,815 Configuration method for a remote 0 2012
8,646,019 Systems and methods for awarding affinity points based upon remote control usage 0 2012
 
INTEL CORPORATION (12)
6,157,411 Method and apparatus for compiling a repository of entertainment system data from multiple sources 81 1997
6,816,172 Graphical user interace with multimedia identifiers 5 1997
7,313,806 Method and apparatus for channel surfing through multiple sources based on user-definable preferences 9 1998
7,058,635 Method and apparatus for searching through an electronic programming guide 32 1998
7,383,563 Automatic channel switching 6 1999
7,093,272 Method and apparatus for selecting from among multiple upgraded media features for transmitted entertainment programs 9 2000
8,250,602 Method and apparatus for providing personalized supplemental programming 0 2002
7,370,026 Method and apparatus for providing personalized supplemental programming 6 2002
8,621,517 Method and apparatus for channel surfing through multiple sources based on user-definable preferences 0 2003
8,850,483 Method and apparatus for purchasing upgraded media features for programming transmissions 0 2009
8,661,093 Method and apparatus for providing personalized supplemental programming 0 2010
8,656,427 Method and apparatus for providing personalized supplemental programming 0 2012
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (11)
6,052,145 System and method for controlling the broadcast and recording of television programs and for distributing information to be displayed on a television screen 189 1997
6,756,997 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 287 2000
8,006,260 Apparatus and method for parental control using V-chip plus+ and master password 2 2001
8,635,649 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 2 2002
7,996,864 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 2 2003
8,761,584 System and method for searching a database of television schedule information 0 2004
8,732,757 System and method for targeted advertisement display responsive to user characteristics 0 2006
8,448,209 System and method for displaying advertisements responsive to EPG information 0 2007
8,336,071 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 5 2010
8,726,311 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2010
8,635,642 Apparatus and method for parental control using V-Chip plus+ and master password 0 2011
 
SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (10)
8,086,261 System and method for providing digital network access and digital broadcast services using combined channels on a single physical medium to the customer premises 3 2004
8,434,116 Device, system, and method for managing television tuners 0 2004
7,436,346 System, method and interface for controlling multiple electronic devices of a home entertainment system via a single control device 9 2005
7,307,574 Remote control, apparatus, system and methods of using the same 13 2005
8,214,859 Automatic switching between high definition and standard definition IP television signals 2 2005
7,908,627 System and method to provide a unified video signal for diverse receiving platforms 4 2005
8,365,218 Networked television and method thereof 3 2005
8,190,688 System and method of transmitting photographs from a set top box 3 2005
7,873,102 Video quality testing by encoding aggregated clips 10 2005
8,228,224 System and method of using a remote control and apparatus 0 2007
 
SONY CORPORATION (10)
6,005,601 Apparatus for and method of controlling display of electronic program guide 80 1997
5,909,212 Apparatus and method for controlling display of electrical program guide 41 1997
7,503,056 Receiver, program retrieval method, and receiving method 0 1998
6,957,386 Apparatus and method for controlling display of electrical program guide 47 1998
8,108,886 Receiving apparatus and receiving method, broadcasting apparatus and broadcasting method, information processing apparatus and information processing method, bidirectional communication system and bidirectional communication method, and providing medium 3 2000
7,334,260 Information processing apparatus and method, and recording medium on which a program for executing the information processing is recorded 1 2000
7,657,905 Receiver, program retrieval method, and receiving method 1 2001
7,770,195 Information processing apparatus and method, information providing apparatus and method, and program thereof 0 2002
7,624,345 Apparatus and method for controlling display of electrical program guide 0 2005
8,205,225 Television transmitter, television transmitting method, television receiver and television receiving method 0 2010
 
TVWORKS, LLC (10)
6,172,674 Smart filtering 204 1997
8,707,354 Graphically rich, modular, promotional tile interface for interactive television 0 2003
8,413,205 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content 0 2003
8,578,411 System and method for controlling iTV application behaviors through the use of application profile filters 1 2003
8,416,952 Channel family surf control 0 2004
8,819,734 Contextual navigational control for digital television 0 2004
8,448,208 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV applications that blend programming information of on-demand and broadcast service offerings 0 2011
8,745,658 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content 0 2011
8,756,634 Contextual display of information with an interactive user interface for television 0 2012
8,850,480 Interactive user interface for television applications 0 2013
 
INTERVAL LICENSING LLC (9)
6,788,314 Attention manager for occupying the peripheral attention of a person in the vicinity of a display device 26 2000
6,750,880 Attention manager for occupying the peripheral attention of a person in the vicinity of a display device 9 2002
7,348,935 Attention manager for occupying the peripheral attention of a person in the vicinity of a display device 7 2004
7,778,519 Iterative, maximally probable, batch-mode commercial detection for audiovisual content 7 2005
8,429,244 Alerting users to items of current interest 0 2009
8,185,923 System and method for selecting advertisements 4 2010
8,630,536 Iterative, maximally probable, batch-mode commercial detection for audiovisual content 0 2010
8,522,274 System and method for selecting advertisements 0 2012
8,724,967 Iterative, maximally probable, batch-mode commercial detection for audiovisual content 0 2012
 
STARZ ENTERTAINMENT, LLC (9)
7,228,559 Programming distribution and notification system 2 2000
8,566,873 Program guide enhancements 0 2002
7,464,392 Viewing limit controls 3 2002
7,739,707 Parental controls using view limits 5 2004
8,707,357 Thematic VOD navigation 0 2005
8,020,186 Methods and systems for distributing on-demand programming 0 2005
8,037,501 Methods for entertainment-programming distribution 1 2005
8,584,171 Local context navigation system 0 2006
7,950,040 Programming distribution system 0 2007
 
THOMSON LICENSING (9)
7,533,400 System for automatically forming a program guide from information derived from multiple sources 34 1997
7,496,946 System for collating data from multiple sources to form a composite program guide for display 32 1997
7,404,200 System for processing and decoding MPEG compatible data and internet information 53 1997
7,757,252 Navigation system for a multichannel digital television system 39 1999
7,950,032 Ratings control system with temporary override capability 2 1999
6,839,901 Multichannel digital television system 3 2000
7,448,059 Process for transmitting and processing an evolutive abstract in a television system, receiver and transmitter in such a system 0 2000
8,176,517 Automatic display of new program information during current program viewing 1 2004
7,853,974 System for collating data from multiple sources to form a composite program guide for display 0 2008
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (8)
8,054,849 System and method of managing video content streams 3 2005
8,282,476 Multimedia-based video game distribution 4 2005
7,596,799 System and method of communicating video content 6 2005
8,390,744 System and method of displaying a video stream 0 2009
8,332,888 Communicating video content 1 2009
8,535,151 Multimedia-based video game distribution 0 2012
8,584,176 Communicating video content 0 2012
8,839,314 Device, system, and method for managing television tuners 0 2013
 
ROCKSTAR CONSORTIUM US LP (8)
7,933,883 Associative search engine 1 2007
7,895,178 Associative search engine 1 2007
7,895,183 Associative search engine 5 2007
8,442,968 Associative search engine 0 2011
8,706,713 Associative search engine 0 2012
8,645,351 Associative search engine 0 2012
8,631,036 Associative search engine 0 2012
8,589,377 Associative search engine 0 2012
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (7)
6,813,776 Method for automatic and semi-automatic event scheduling based on information embedded in multimedia content 29 1998
7,127,737 Bandwidth management techniques for delivery of interactive program guide 5 2000
7,836,467 Interactive user interface 5 2003
8,739,218 Data structure and methods for providing an interactive program guide 0 2003
8,578,419 Server-centric customized interactive program guide in an interactive television environment 1 2005
8,661,465 Apparatus and method for combining realtime and non-realtime encoded content 1 2010
8,522,277 Interactive user interface 0 2010
 
DIGIMARC CORPORATION (7)
8,122,465 Watermarking to set video usage permissions 0 2002
8,032,909 Watermarking and electronic program guides 2 2002
7,263,202 Watermarking to control video recording 12 2002
7,778,441 Methods employing topical subject criteria in video processing 5 2007
7,697,718 Methods employing topical subject criteria in video processing 6 2007
8,085,979 Methods employing stored preference data to identify video of interest to a consumer 0 2010
8,036,421 Methods employing topical subject criteria in video processing 1 2010
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (7)
8,702,504 Fantasy sports contest highlight segments systems and methods 0 2002
7,774,816 Conflict manager for a video recorder 1 2003
8,296,794 Systems and methods for providing advertisements in a fantasy sports contest application 0 2009
8,505,045 Systems and methods for providing advertisements in a fantasy sports contest application 0 2010
8,239,891 Systems and methods for providing advertisements in a fantasy sports contest application 0 2010
8,223,154 Systems and methods for integrating graphic animation technologies in fantasy sports contest applications 0 2010
8,400,456 Systems and methods for integrating graphic animation technologies in fantasy sports contest applications 0 2012
 
MIRROR WORLDS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (6)
6,638,313 Document stream operating system 101 1999
6,725,427 Document stream operating system with document organizing and display facilities 88 2001
7,849,105 Desktop, stream-based, information management system 1 2008
8,255,439 Desk-top, stream-based, information management system 0 2010
8,280,931 Desktop, stream-based, information management system 1 2012
8,572,139 Desktop, stream-based, information management system 0 2012
 
TIVO INC. (6)
8,516,520 Television viewer interface system 0 2004
8,220,021 Television viewer interface system 7 2004
8,111,975 Multimedia visual progress indication system 1 2007
8,135,264 Multimedia visual progress indication system 1 2008
8,107,795 Multimedia visual progress indication system 0 2008
8,676,035 Multimedia visual progress indication system 1 2011
 
BENEFICIAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (5)
7,496,943 Network system for presenting advertising 89 2000
6,712,702 Method and system for playing games on a network 196 2001
RE44323 Method and system for playing games on a network 0 2008
8,065,702 Network advertising and game playing 1 2009
RE44566 Advertising system for the internet and local area networks 2 2010
 
EXAFLOP LLC (5)
6,172,677 Integrated content guide for interactive selection of content and services on personal computer systems with multiple sources and multiple media presentation 206 1996
7,418,672 Integrated content guide for interactive selection of content and services on personal computer systems with multiple sources and multiple media presentation 2 2003
7,694,235 Integrated content guide for interactive selection of content and services on personal computer systems with multiple sources and multiple media presentation 2 2008
8,108,797 Integrated content guide for interactive selection of content and services on personal computer systems with multiple sources and multiple media presentation 0 2010
8,578,296 Integrated content guide for interactive selection of content and services on personal computer systems with multiple sources and multiple media presentation 0 2012
 
MEDIAIP, INC. (5)
8,255,966 Method and apparatus for internet-based interactive programming 2 2006
7,937,740 Method and apparatus for interactive programming using captioning 1 2008
8,402,504 Method and apparatus for interactive programming using captioning 2 2011
8,661,490 Method and apparatus for internet-based interactive programming 0 2012
8,826,361 Method and apparatus for interactive programming using captioning 0 2013
 
PROTEUS DIGITAL HEALTH, INC. (5)
D673577 Display screen portion having a graphical user interface for patient monitoring 9 2011
D714334 Display screen portion having a graphical user interface for patient monitoring 0 2012
D714335 Display screen portion having a graphical user interface for patient monitoring 0 2012
D714336 Display screen portion having a graphical user interface for patient monitoring 0 2012
D713854 Display screen portion having a graphical user interface for patient monitoring 0 2012
 
ARRIS ENTERPRISES, INC. (4)
7,340,761 System and method for delivering radio programs and related schedule information 14 2001
7,076,202 System and method for providing an electronic program guide of live and cached radio programs accessible to a mobile device 65 2001
7,266,835 Method and apparatus for secure transactions in an interactive television ticker 37 2002
7,237,252 Method and apparatus to invoke a shopping ticker 31 2002
 
CHANYU HOLDINGS, LLC (4)
7,310,807 System and method for local video distribution 11 2003
7,716,714 System and method for recording television content at a set top box 6 2004
7,908,621 System and apparatus for local video distribution 0 2007
8,843,970 Video distribution systems and methods for multiple users 0 2011
 
OPEN INVENTION NETWORK, LLC (4)
5,774,666 System and method for displaying uniform network resource locators embedded in time-based medium 282 1996
5,987,509 System and method for displaying active uniform network resource locators during playback of a media file or media broadcast 176 1998
6,499,057 System and method for activating uniform network resource locators displayed in a media broadcast 32 1999
6,963,906 System and method for activating uniform network resource locators displayed in media broadcast 23 2002
 
RAKUTEN, INC. (4)
6,097,441 System for dual-display interaction with integrated television and internet content 418 1997
6,757,001 Method of using physical buttons in association with a display to access and execute functions available through associated hardware and software 8 1999
6,256,019 Methods of using a controller for controlling multi-user access to the functionality of consumer devices 149 1999
6,906,696 Method of controlling multi-user access to the functionality of consumer devices 16 2001
 
RIGHT BRAIN INTERFACE NV (4)
8,495,683 Method and apparatus for content presentation in a tandem user interface 0 2011
8,301,770 Method and apparatus for distributed upload of content 1 2011
8,433,815 Method and apparatus for collaborative upload of content 0 2012
8,799,483 Method and apparatus for distributed upload of content 0 2012
 
TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, L.P. (4)
5,850,218 Inter-active program guide with default selection control 767 1997
6,378,130 Media server interconnect architecture 185 1997
6,772,433 Interactive program guide for designating information on an interactive program guide display 124 1998
7,546,621 Interactive television program guide display 9 2004
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (4)
6,061,097 Interactive television program guide with selectable non-program options 125 1997
7,185,355 Program guide system with preference profiles 190 1998
6,732,367 Interactive television program guide system with title and description blocking 83 1998
8,806,536 Program guide system with preference profiles 0 2012
 
YP INTERACTIVE LLC (4)
8,761,154 Methods and apparatuses to access advertisements through voice over internet protocol (VoIP) applications 0 2005
8,831,965 Apparatus and method for online advice customer relationship management 0 2008
8,843,392 Apparatus and method for recruiting, communicating with, and paying participants of interactive advertising 0 2013
8,856,014 Methods and apparatuses for delivery of advice to mobile/wireless devices 0 2013
 
APTIV DIGITAL, INC. (3)
7,853,120 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 1 2004
8,176,516 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 0 2009
8,532,466 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 0 2010
 
CUMNOR TECHNOLOGIES LLC (3)
6,445,398 Method and system for providing user interface for electronic program guide 62 1998
7,634,789 System and method for displaying advertising in an interactive program guide 20 2001
8,490,134 Displaying advertising in an electronic program guide 0 2009
 
ERICSSON TELEVISION INC. (3)
7,668,928 System and method for recording and playing back interactive content during a broadcast event 8 2001
8,555,313 System and method for coordinating interactive television programs 0 2002
7,886,003 System and method for creating interactive events 9 2008
 
GATEWAY, INC. (3)
7,152,236 Integration of internet sources into an electronic program database list 51 1998
6,717,590 Verified scheduling of recurrent program recording operations 42 1999
6,957,445 Method, system, software, and signal for performing events for related programs 1 1999
 
LUMINATE, INC. (3)
8,495,489 System and method for creating and displaying image annotations 1 2012
8,311,889 Image content and quality assurance system and method 5 2012
8,392,538 Digital image and content display systems and methods 5 2012
 
MASTER LOCK COMPANY LLC (3)
8,453,481 Padlock 2 2011
8,806,907 Battery access and power supply arrangements 0 2012
8,850,858 Lock subassembly 0 2013
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (3)
6,020,880 Method and apparatus for providing electronic program guide information from a single electronic program guide server 123 1997
6,029,193 Data sending/receiving system, data broadcasting method and data receiving apparatus for television broadcasting 30 1997
6,751,401 Method and apparatus for producing program information and receiving apparatus for processing the information in a broadcast system 32 1998
 
ODS PROPERTIES, INC. (3)
6,735,487 Interactive wagering system with promotions 20 2000
6,674,448 Interactive wagering system with controllable graphic displays 23 2000
7,264,546 Interactive wagering system with promotions 25 2004
 
RESEARCH INVESTMENT NETWORK, INC. (3)
6,104,334 Portable internet-enabled controller and information browser for consumer devices 388 1997
6,882,299 Portable internet-enabled controller and information browser for consumer devices 74 2000
6,567,984 System for viewing multiple data streams simultaneously 217 2000
 
ROVI SOLUTIONS CORPORATION (3)
8,438,601 Resource management for a networked personal video recording system 2 2003
8,086,575 Methods and apparatus for integrating disparate media formats in a networked media system 4 2004
8,737,801 Methods and apparatus for client aggregation of television programming in a networked personal video recording system 0 2008
 
TWO WAY MEDIA LIMITED (3)
7,266,686 Multicasting method and apparatus 25 2002
7,600,120 System for delivering media 23 2006
8,539,237 Methods and systems for playing media 0 2006
 
BALLY GAMING INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
8,172,683 Network gaming system 1 2006
8,092,307 Network gaming system 1 2006
 
BANBURY TECHNOLOGIES LLC (2)
6,256,785 Method and system for providing interactive look-and-feel in a digital broadcast via an X-Y protocol 103 1996
8,650,607 Method and system for providing interactive look-and-feel in a digital broadcast via an X-Y protocol 0 2010
 
BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING LIMITED (2)
7,389,253 Television broadcast receiver comprising a processor to provide an interactive services interface 38 2002
8,572,650 Receivers for television signals 0 2008
 
COMCAST CABLE HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
8,108,892 Interactive television network and method including content searching 3 2001
8,881,214 Interactive television network and method including content searching 0 2011
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (2)
7,409,700 System and method for enhanced broadcasting and interactive 19 2000
RE42103 Apparatus and method of automatically accessing on-line services in response to broadcast of on-line addresses 2 2001
 
EVOLVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (2)
6,130,726 Program guide on a remote control display 306 1998
8,769,598 Program guide on a remote control 0 2002
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
5,937,390 On-line advertising system and its method 190 1996
5,982,754 Method of charging for additional services, and additional-service communication system 10 1997
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
6,202,212 System for changing modalities 69 1997
6,600,503 Integrated content guide for interactive selection of content and services on personal computer systems with multiple sources and multiple media presentation 63 2000
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (2)
7,877,290 System and method for transmitting, receiving and displaying advertisements 6 2000
7,895,615 Media delivery assurance in broadcast distribution services 1 2003
 
INTUIT INC. (2)
8,090,590 Electronic personal health record system 7 2005
8,041,579 Method, system and article of manufacture, such as a card, to provide user selectable medical information and information to obtain eligibility of healthcare payments 1 2006
 
KEEN.COM, A CORPORATION OF CALIFORNIA (2)
7,308,422 System for recording and distributing recorded information over the internet 15 2000
7,289,623 System and method for an online speaker patch-through 93 2001
 
MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC (2)
5,982,363 Personal computer-based set-top converter for television services 110 1997
6,271,837 Personal computer-based set-top converter for television services 15 1999
 
NASDAQ OMX GROUP, INC., THE (2)
7,082,398 Media wall for displaying financial information 31 1996
7,778,842 Media wall for displaying financial information 4 2005
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (2)
8,145,120 Apparatus, system, method and computer program product for service selection and sorting 0 2004
7,748,017 Program guide browser 4 2006
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
6,037,933 TV graphical user interface for providing user access to preset time periods of TV program information 122 1996
7,739,710 Method for registering and displaying digital multimedia broadcasting channels in a mobile terminal with a function for receiving digital multimedia broadcasting 0 2005
 
SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (2)
8,584,257 Method and interface for video content acquisition security on a set-top box 0 2004
8,635,659 Audio receiver modular card and method thereof 0 2005
 
SONY EUROPE LIMITED (2)
7,886,320 Television display device and method of operating a television system 2 2007
8,272,010 Television display device and method of operating a television system 2010
 
SPORTVISION, INC. (2)
8,335,345 Tracking an object with multiple asynchronous cameras 2 2007
8,705,799 Tracking an object with multiple asynchronous cameras 0 2012
 
STARZ ENTERTAINMENT GROUP LLC (2)
6,983,480 Method for authorizing limited programming distribution 7 2000
6,973,662 Method for providing programming distribution 38 2000
 
THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. (2)
7,552,458 Method and apparatus for transmission receipt and display of advertisements 16 2000
7,882,518 Method and apparatus for transmission, receipt and display of advertisements 8 2009
 
TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, L.P., D/B/A TIME WARNER CABLE (2)
6,049,333 System and method for providing an event database in a telecasting system 69 1996
6,493,876 System and method for providing a full service television system 72 1998
 
WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (2)
6,182,084 Method and apparatus of data comparison for statistical information content creation 25 1998
6,078,954 Server directed multicast communication method and system 60 1998
 
YAHOO! INC. (2)
8,635,519 System and method for sharing content based on positional tagging 1 2011
8,737,678 Platform for providing interactive applications on a digital content platform 0 2011
 
ZFT CONSULTING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (2)
6,326,982 Method and apparatus for automatically accessing web pages based on television programming information 144 1999
7,877,766 Method and system of providing a non-skippable sub-advertisement stream 9 2000
 
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (1)
D664154 Portion of a display with a transitional graphical user interface 0 2010
 
ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
7,861,265 Electronic apparatus having broadcast receiving function and method for displaying electronic program guide therein 1 2004
 
AOL INC. (1)
7,240,092 Displaying complementary content sources 10 2004
 
APOLLO MERGER SUBSIDIARY, LLC (1)
7,424,442 Method and apparatus to allocate and recycle telephone numbers in a call-tracking system 16 2004
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (1)
8,468,556 Methods, systems, and products for evaluating performance of viewers 0 2007
 
AT&T KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (1)
8,290,827 Method, medium, and system of presenting assets related to media content 1 2007
 
BALLY GAMING, INC. (1)
8,550,921 Network gaming system 0 2012
 
CHARLES RIVER LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
D667022 Computer display with a graphical user interface 4 2011
 
DIRECT SOURCE INTERNATIONAL, LLC (1)
7,394,347 Locking device for electronic equipment 4 2003
 
ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C. (1)
6,173,112 Method and system for recording in-progress broadcast programs 59 1997
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (1)
6,754,904 Informing network users of television programming viewed by other network users 186 1999
 
GOLDFARB, ADOLPH (1)
6,388,714 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 292 1997
 
GOLDPOCKET INTERACTIVE, INC. (1)
7,076,434 Method and system of playing and controlling a contest for a large number of simultaneous contestants 15 2000
 
HILLCREST LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
7,844,987 Interactive content guide for television programming 8 2006
 
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. (1)
6,040,867 Television signal receiving apparatus and method specification 60 1997
 
HOLYBRAIN BVBA (1)
8,489,527 Method and apparatus for neuropsychological modeling of human experience and purchasing behavior 0 2011
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
6,308,208 Method for monitoring network distributed computing resources using distributed cellular agents 50 1998
 
InterVoice Limited Partnership (1)
5,943,046 Systems and methods for the distribution of multimedia information 57 1995
 
JLB VENTURES LLC (1)
8,601,511 Providing an interactive electronic programmimg guide with a layout that is defined based on objects 0 2012
 
JLB VENTURES LLC (1)
8,132,207 Universal programming system and method for EPG with localized interactive content 0 2001
 
KEEN PERSONAL MEDIA, INC. (1)
7,596,797 Client terminal for providing a subscription to a bundle of channels from a program guide 8 2001
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
6,701,526 Method and apparatus for capturing broadcast EPG data for program title display 35 1999
 
MIRROR WORLDS, LLC (1)
8,122,071 Desk-top, stream-based, information management system 0 2010
 
MUSIC CORPORATION (1)
6,025,869 Video viewing supervision system 131 1996
 
Navic Systems (1)
7,328,231 Generating schedules for synchronizing bulk data transfers to end node devices in a multimedia network 6 2001
 
NAVIC SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7,370,073 Using viewership profiles for targeted promotion deployment 12 2001
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLICATIONS INC. (1)
6,016,141 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 150 1997
 
NEWS AMERICA PUBLICATIONS, INC. (1)
8,875,187 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with scan feature 0 2009
 
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