US Patent No: 5,600,364

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Network controller for cable television delivery systems

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A novel network controller for use with a digital cable headend capable of monitoring and controlling set top terminals in a television program delivery system is described. The invention relates to methods and apparatus for a network controller that manages a configuration of set top terminals in a program delivery system. The invention is particularly useful in program delivery systems with hundreds of channels of programming, a menu driven program selection system, and a program control information signal that carries data and identifies available program choices. Specifically, the invention modifies a program control information signal at the cable headend before the modified signal is transmitted to each set top terminal. This signal is used with polling methods to receive upstream data from the set top terminals. The invention initiates such upstream data retrieval, gathers all data received and compiles viewer demographics information and programs watched information. The invention processes this data and information to generate packages of advertisements, as well as account and billing reports, targeted towards each set top terminal. The invention uses upstream data reception hardware, databases and processing hardware and software to accomplish these functions.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLCPHILADELPHIA, PA185

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bonner, Alfred E Bethesda, MD 41 7791
Hendricks, John S Potomac, MD 96 10694

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* 2007/0162,934 System and method for transmitting and utilizing electronic programs guide information 31 2007
* 2008/0184,305 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 36 2007
* 2011/0185,386 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING ADVERTISING, VIDEO, AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE LISTING 3 2011
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (3)
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* 2006/0101,488 Method for providing information during a channel change in a digital broadcast receiver 2 2005
* 2009/0300,598 Apparatus for transmitting software of broadcast receiver and apparatus and method for downloading software of broadcast receiver 6 2009
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (57)
8,051,446 Method of creating a semantic video summary using information from secondary sources 1 1999
8,028,314 Audiovisual information management system 10 2000
7,055,168 Method for interpreting and executing user preferences of audiovisual information 51 2000
8,020,183 Audiovisual management system 5 2001
* 2002/0059,584 Audiovisual management system 106 2001
7,647,340 Metadata in JPEG 2000 file format 3 2001
7,499,077 Summarization of football video content 5 2001
* 2003/0063,798 Summarization of football video content 14 2001
7,904,814 System for presenting audio-video content 40 2001
* 2002/0180,774 System for presenting audio-video content 20 2001
8,214,741 Synchronization of video and data 1 2002
* 2003/0182,620 Synchronization of video and data 14 2002
7,203,620 Summarization of video content 34 2002
* 2003/0081,937 Summarization of video content 13 2002
7,657,836 Summarization of soccer video content 2 2002
* 2003/0076,448 Identification of replay segments 7 2002
7,657,907 Automatic user profiling 67 2002
* 2004/0073,918 Automatic user profiling 89 2002
8,606,782 Segmentation description scheme for audio-visual content 1 2004
7,509,580 Audiovisual information management system with preferences descriptions 10 2004
7,424,677 Audiovisual information management system with usage preferences 14 2004
7,424,678 Audiovisual information management system with advertising 22 2004
7,197,709 Audiovisual information management system with multiple user identifications 1 2004
7,194,687 Audiovisual information management system with user identification 20 2004
7,194,688 Audiovisual information management system with seasons 2 2004
7,181,691 Audiovisual information management system with presentation service 2 2004
7,178,107 Audiovisual information management system with identification prescriptions 12 2004
* 2005/0188,328 Audiovisual information management system with presentation service 6 2004
* 2005/0131,727 Audiovisual information management system with user identification 22 2004
* 2005/0120,033 Audiovisual information management system with identification prescriptions 0 2004
* 2005/0120,034 Audiovisual information management system with advertising 2 2004
* 2005/0091,686 Audiovisual information management system with seasons 5 2004
* 2005/0091,685 Audiovisual information management system 1 2004
7,310,589 Processing of video content 14 2004
8,018,491 Summarization of football video content 0 2005
7,639,275 Summarization of football video content 1 2005
* 2005/0117,020 Summarization of football video content 0 2005
* 2005/0114,908 Summarization of football video content 1 2005
8,028,234 Summarization of sumo video content 3 2005
8,949,899 Collaborative recommendation system 0 2005
8,356,317 Presence based technology 3 2005
7,594,245 Networked video devices 29 2005
* 2006/0282,856 Collaborative recommendation system 200 2005
* 2006/0174,277 Networked video devices 103 2005
7,853,865 Synchronization of video and data 2 2005
7,793,205 Synchronization of video and data 5 2005
* 2005/0271,269 Synchronization of video and data 7 2005
* 2005/0271,146 Synchronization of video and data 3 2005
7,653,131 Identification of replay segments 5 2005
* 2006/0083,304 Identification of replay segments 6 2005
8,689,253 Method and system for configuring media-playing sets 0 2006
* 2007/0209,047 Method and system for configuring media-playing sets 7 2006
8,156,531 Receiving device, server, television receiver, mobile terminal, system, receiving method, information processing program, and storage medium 2 2006
* 2010/0138,873 RECEIVING DEVICE, SERVER, TELEVISION RECEIVER, MOBILE TERMINAL, SYSTEM, RECEIVING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM 2 2006
8,479,096 Content display device, television receiver, content display method, content display control program, and recording medium 1 2008
8,776,142 Networked video devices 0 2009
* 2009/0317,052 Networked video devices 14 2009
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (3)
* 2002/0144,282 Personalizing CE equipment configuration at server via web-enabled device 8 2001
* 2004/0073,919 Commercial recommender 72 2002
* 2007/0089,129 Two-step commercial recommendation 8 2004
 
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. (5)
* 2002/0059,577 Audience measurement system for digital television 77 2001
* 2004/0181,799 Apparatus and method for measuring tuning of a digital broadcast receiver 26 2004
7,587,728 Methods and apparatus to monitor reception of programs and content by broadcast receivers 30 2006
8,151,291 Methods and apparatus to meter content exposure using closed caption information 0 2007
8,732,738 Audience measurement systems and methods for digital television 2 2011
 
SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC. (14)
6,771,268 Video skimming system utilizing the vector rank filter 30 2000
* 2003/0061,610 Audiovisual management system 45 2001
* 2003/0206,710 Audiovisual management system 35 2001
* 2003/0038,796 Segmentation metadata for audio-visual content 3 2002
* 2003/0121,040 Audiovisual management system 7 2002
* 2004/0268,389 Audiovisual information management system 9 2004
* 2004/0268,390 Audiovisual information management system 9 2004
* 2004/0267,805 Audiovisual information management system 9 2004
* 2004/0261,095 Audiovisual information management system 3 2004
* 2005/0060,641 Audiovisual information management system with selective updating 2 2004
* 2005/0128,361 Summarization of football video content 18 2005
* 2005/0155,055 Summarization of sumo video content 2 2005
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* 5,969,715 Compact graphical interactive information system 102 1998
7,079,176 Digital interactive system for providing full interactivity with live programming events 158 2000
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7,305,691 System and method for providing targeted programming outside of the home 73 2001
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7,448,063 Digital interactive system for providing full interactivity with live programming events 91 2002
7,075,899 System and method for providing private in-band data to digital set-top boxes in a broadcast environment 8 2002
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7,409,437 Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved integrated Internet information segments 49 2002
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7,930,716 Techniques for reinsertion of local market advertising in digital video from a bypass source 3 2002
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THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC (8)
7,742,737 Methods and apparatus for identifying a digital audio signal 4 2002
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* 2008/0300,965 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MODEL SET-TOP BOX DATA 16 2008
9,124,769 Methods and apparatus to verify presentation of media content 0 2009
8,548,373 Methods and apparatus for identifying a digital audio signal 1 2010
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9,185,435 Methods and apparatus to characterize households with media meter data 0 2014
9,277,265 Methods and apparatus to calculate video-on-demand and dynamically inserted advertisement viewing probability 0 2015
 
CIENA CORPORATION (2)
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* 2008/0155,590 DYNAMIC ADVERTISING CONTROL 9 2006
 
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* 2009/0187,934 INTERACTIVE REVERSE CHANNEL FOR DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE SYSTEM 3 2009
 
COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (4)
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* 2004/0088,737 Method and apparatus for removing client from an interactive TV network 11 2002
9,154,813 Multiple video content in a composite video stream 0 2011
8,935,719 Application triggering 1 2011
 
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7,328,450 Method and system for displaying targeted advertisements in an electronic program guide 134 2003
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8,265,458 System and method for generating video taping reminders 22 2004
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* 2007/0016,926 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 77 2006
* 2007/0033,613 System and method for targeted advertisement display responsive to user characteristics 79 2006
7,941,818 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 3 2007
 
COMCAST CABLE HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
9,414,114 Selective interactivity 0 2013
 
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7,721,305 Remote TV control system 2 2005
 
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6,539,548 Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system 212 1997
7,269,841 Digital cable headend for cable television delivery system 8 1997
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6,578,201 Multimedia stream incorporating interactive support for multiple types of subscriber terminals 63 1998
* 7,134,131 Digital broadcast program billing 101 2000
7,669,223 Apparatus and method for packaging programs in a television program delivery system 2 2000
7,168,084 Method and apparatus for targeting virtual objects 36 2000
7,743,330 Method and apparatus for placing virtual objects 28 2000
7,207,053 Method and apparatus for locally targeting virtual objects within a terminal 13 2000
9,286,294 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content suggestion engine 0 2001
7,793,326 Video and digital multimedia aggregator 78 2001
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7,836,481 Set top terminal for generating an interactive electronic program guide for use with television delivery system 4 2001
8,060,905 Television delivery system having interactive electronic program guide 26 2001
7,770,196 Set top terminal for organizing program options available in television delivery system 33 2001
* 2003/0028,890 Video and digital multimedia acquisition and delivery system and method 128 2001
* 2002/0104,083 Internally targeted advertisements using television delivery systems 145 2001
* 7,721,307 Method and apparatus for targeting of interactive virtual objects 83 2001
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8,739,218 Data structure and methods for providing an interactive program guide 1 2003
* 2004/0133,910 Data structure and methods for providing an interactive program guide 50 2003
7,913,275 Method and apparatus for switching targeted advertisements at a set top terminal 12 2003
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8,578,419 Server-centric customized interactive program guide in an interactive television environment 1 2005
* 2005/0155,063 Server-centric customized interactive program guide in an interactive television environment 47 2005
7,568,210 Method and apparatus for locally targeting virtual objects within a terminal 7 2007
7,930,715 Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system 2 2009
7,865,926 System for interactively distributing information services 0 2009
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9,042,446 Temporal slice persistence method and apparatus for delivery of interactive program guide 0 2010
8,117,635 Method and apparatus for targeting of interactive virtual objects 13 2010
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8,661,465 Apparatus and method for combining realtime and non-realtime encoded content 1 2010
8,245,259 Video and digital multimedia aggregator 3 2010
* 2010/0313,215 VIDEO AND DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA AGGREGATOR 11 2010
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8,683,508 System for interactively distributing information services using randomization 0 2010
* 2011/0072,454 SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVELY DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION SERVICES 1 2010
8,578,410 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content coding and formatting 0 2010
8,930,998 Method and system for providing a program guide and multiple video streams using slice-based encoding 0 2011
9,078,014 Method and apparatus for targeting of interactive virtual objects 0 2011
8,621,521 Video and digital multimedia aggregator 0 2012
9,264,711 Apparatus and method for combining realtime and non-realtime encoded content 0 2014
 
MIRIFICE LIMITED (1)
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SILICON MAGIC CORPORATION (1)
6,651,208 Method and system for multiple column syndrome generation 11 2000
 
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* 2008/0155,614 MULTI-SOURCE BRIDGE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD 144 2006
 
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6,807,558 Utilization of information "push" technology 271 1998
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8,572,278 Generating multiple data streams from a single data source 1 2007
* 8,762,575 Inserting advertising content 0 2011
* 2012/0066,058 INSERTING ADVERTISING CONTENT 5 2011
8,769,151 Adding advertising content to media content 0 2012
9,049,032 Prioritizing digital streams during digital conferencing 0 2012
8,904,026 Time-shifting streaming data 0 2012
8,843,559 Modifying payloads of digital streams for digital conferencing 0 2012
 
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7,394,347 Locking device for electronic equipment 6 2003
* 2003/0107,470 Locking device for electronic equipment 2 2003
 
RIPE DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT (1)
* 2006/0150,212 Video-on-demand embedded advertising system and method 4 2005
 
CUSTOMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (3)
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* 2011/0041,146 System for Data Management and On-Demand Rental and Purchase of Digital Data Products 18 2010
9,053,494 System for data management and on-demand rental and purchase of digital data products 0 2014
 
THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC (1)
9,420,320 Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to estimate local market audiences of media content 0 2011
 
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* 2007/0198,327 Systems and methods for measuring, targeting, verifying, and reporting advertising impressions 16 2007
* 2009/0240,572 BUSINESS TRANSACTION REPORTING SYSTEM 1 2009
 
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UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (66)
* 2002/0095,676 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING USER VALUES FOR DEMOGRAPHIC CATEGORIES 125 1998
* 6,588,013 Promotional material distribution system with automatic updating of promotional material selection algorithms 157 1999
6,865,746 Electronic program guide with related-program search feature 191 1999
* 2002/0124,255 Systems and methods for coordinating interactive and passive advertisement and merchandising opportunities 62 2000
* 2001/0013,126 Interactive program guide systems and processes 24 2001
* 2003/0037,068 Interactive media system and method for presenting pause-time content 113 2001
* 2001/0047,298 System and method for metadata-linked advertisements 163 2001
* 2002/0059,610 Interactive television application with watch lists 127 2001
* 2002/0042,914 Systems and methods for providing targeted advertisements based on current activity 116 2001
* 2002/0174,430 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 534 2002
* 2003/0115,603 Interactive program guide systems and processes 22 2002
6,799,326 Interactive television program guide system with local advertisements 197 2002
* 2003/0056,219 Systems and methods for coordinating interactive and passive advertisement and merchandising opportunities 61 2002
7,398,541 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 32 2003
* 2003/0110,499 Program guide system with targeted advertising 271 2003
* 2003/0200,544 Interactive television program guide system with operator showcase 24 2003
* 2004/0107,437 Systems and methods for coordinating interactive and passive advertisement and merchandising opportunities 86 2003
* 2004/0128,686 Internet television program guide system 174 2003
* 2004/0168,186 System for collecting television program data 8 2004
* 2004/0261,125 Electronic program guide with interactive screen game 66 2004
* 2004/0221,310 Electronic program guide with related-program search feature 102 2004
* 2005/0125,823 Promotional philosophy for a video-on-demand-related interactive display within an interactive television application 47 2004
* 2005/0262,542 Television chat system 341 2004
* 2005/0149,964 Program guide system with monitoring of advertisement usage and user activities 174 2004
* 2005/0251,827 Interactive television program guide system having multiple devices within a household 255 2005
8,806,533 System and method for using television information codes 0 2005
* 2007/0157,220 Systems and methods for managing content 27 2005
* 2007/0157,247 Systems and methods for managing content 43 2005
* 2007/0157,242 Systems and methods for managing content 79 2005
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* 2007/0157,223 Systems and methods for managing content 6 2005
* 2007/0245,019 Interactive media content delivery using a backchannel communications network 11 2006
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* 2006/0242,665 Interactive television program guide systems with initial channel tuning 29 2006
* 2008/0155,600 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 29 2006
8,392,948 Interactive program guide systems and processes 0 2007
* 2008/0184,321 Interactive program guide systems and processes 3 2007
* 2009/0060,469 Systems and methods for recording popular media in an interactive media delivery system 17 2007
* 2008/0086,745 Program guide system with advertisements 33 2007
* 2009/0165,051 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PRESENTING AN INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION 39 2007
* 2008/0201,740 INTERNET TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM 18 2008
* 2009/0249,390 Methods and Systems for Forced Advertising 2 2009
* 2011/0016,492 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORWARDING MEDIA ASSET EVENTS 41 2009
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* 2011/0072,452 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING AUTOMATIC PARENTAL CONTROL ACTIVATION WHEN A RESTRICTED USER IS DETECTED WITHIN RANGE OF A DEVICE 24 2009
* 2011/0070,819 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING REMINDERS ASSOCIATED WITH DETECTED USERS 10 2009
8,301,632 Systems and methods for providing advanced information searching in an interactive media guidance application 0 2009
* 2010/0121,714 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ADVANCED INFORMATION SEARCHING IN AN INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION 9 2009
* 2011/0078,572 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING CLICKSTREAM DATA 4 2009
* 2010/0306,708 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING PROFILES IN A COMMUNITY 13 2009
* 2010/0154,002 SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING TELEVISION PROGRAM DATA 2 2009
* 2010/0146,543 INTERACTIVE SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING USER VALUES FOR DEMOGRAPHIC CATEGORIES 10 2009
* 2010/0153,997 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SYSTEM WITH TEMPLATES FOR MANAGING VENDOR-SPECIFIC VIDEO-ON-DEMAND CONTENT 4 2009
* 2010/0175,084 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SYSTEM WITH MESSAGING AND RELATED PROMOTIONS 33 2010
* 2010/0192,177 INTERACTIVE MEDIA SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING PAUSE-TIME CONTENT 4 2010
* 2010/0223,642 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REAL-TIME DATA SOURCES 12 2010
* 2010/0319,013 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH TARGETED ADVERTISING 13 2010
* 2010/0311,399 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AUDIBLE REMINDERS ON MOBILE USER EQUIPMENT 3 2010
* 2011/0041,152 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH VIDEO WINDOW BROWSING 1 2010
* 2011/0093,898 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH USER DESIGNATED FAVORITE THEMES 2 2010
* 2011/0162,000 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH TITLE AND DESCRIPTION BLOCKING 1 2010
* 2011/0131,601 IMPROVED ELECTRONIC TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SCHEDULE SYSTEM AND METHOD 10 2011
* 2011/0167,084 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ADVANCED INFORMATION SEARCHING IN AN INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION 3 2011
* 2011/0173,664 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONSTRAINED SELECTION OF FAVORITE CHANNELS 5 2011
* 2011/0179,139 MANAGEMENT OF PROFILES FOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATIONS 21 2011
 
VAN ORDEN, ROBERT T. (2)
* 2006/0206,913 VIDEO ON DEMAND SYSTEM WITH WITH DYNAMIC ENABLEMENT OF RANDOM-ACCESS FUNCTIONALITY 160 2005
* 2006/0112,434 Video on demand system with selectable options of configurable random-access control 40 2005
 
TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC (7)
* 7,757,251 Technique for providing program guide data through a communications network delivering programming content 12 2003
* 2004/0187,150 Technique for providing program guide data through a communications network delivering programming content 30 2003
9,247,288 Technique for effectively delivering targeted advertisements through a communications network having limited bandwidth 0 2003
9,071,859 Methods and apparatus for user-based targeted content delivery 0 2008
* 2009/0187,939 Methods and apparatus for user-based targeted content delivery 148 2008
9,178,634 Methods and apparatus for evaluating an audience in a content-based network 0 2009
9,131,283 Apparatus and methods for multimedia coordination 0 2012
 
CSC HOLDINGS, LLC (2)
* 7,716,237 System and associated methods for remotely enabling features 0 2004
9,361,380 System and associated methods for remotely enabling features 0 2013
 
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
* 6,460,056 Method and apparatus for displaying sign language images corresponding to input information 8 1994
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (99)
* 5,734,822 Apparatus and method for preprocessing computer programs prior to transmission across a network 53 1995
* 6,792,616 System and method for providing a plurality of programming services in a television system 122 1998
7,975,277 System for providing alternative services 7 2000
7,934,232 Navigation paradigm for access to television services 23 2000
6,738,982 Method and system for uniform resource identification and access to television services 47 2000
7,992,163 Video-on-demand navigational system 37 2000
8,516,525 Integrated searching system for interactive media guide 2 2000
7,962,370 Methods in a media service system for transaction processing 18 2001
* 2002/0049,804 Configuration options for transaction processing 46 2001
8,006,262 Graphic user interfaces for purchasable and recordable media (PRM) downloads 21 2001
7,861,272 Networked subscriber television distribution 15 2001
* 2002/0059,642 Networked subscriber television distribution 72 2001
* 2003/0192,047 Exporting data from a digital home communication terminal to a client device 20 2002
7,516,470 Locally-updated interactive program guide 20 2002
* 2004/0025,179 Locally-updated interactive program guide 32 2002
* 2004/0068,752 Systems and methods for providing television signals to multiple televisions located at a customer premises 36 2002
* 2004/0068,754 Expandable tuning capability 26 2002
7,849,486 Networked subscriber television distribution 19 2002
* 2003/0097,662 Networked subscriber television distribution 64 2002
7,908,625 Networked multimedia system 12 2003
* 2004/0068,739 Networked multimedia system having a multi-room interactive network guide 57 2003
8,127,326 Proximity detection using wireless connectivity in a communications system 5 2003
* 2004/0133,911 Subscriber network in a satellite system 19 2003
8,161,388 Interactive discovery of display device characteristics 7 2004
* 2005/0160,468 Interactive discovery of display device characteristics 54 2004
8,020,184 Channel control system for exiting from an interactive program guide 6 2004
7,545,935 Networked multimedia overlay system 15 2004
* 2005/0005,287 Networked multimedia overlay system 25 2004
8,094,640 Full duplex wideband communications system for a local coaxial network 5 2004
7,487,532 Optimization of a full duplex wideband communications system 48 2004
* 2005/0030,910 Full duplex wideband communications system for a local coaxial network 16 2004
* 2005/0022,248 Optimization of a full duplex wideband communications system 19 2004
8,745,656 Tracking of presented television advertisements 2 2004
* 2005/0028,190 Management of television advertising 80 2004
* 2005/0071,882 Systems and method for adaptive scheduling and dynamic bandwidth resource allocation management in a digital broadband delivery system 128 2004
* 2006/0117,354 Consolidating video-on-demand (VOD) services with multi-room personal video recording (MR-PVR) services 28 2004
* 2006/0218,581 Interactive network guide with parental monitoring 22 2005
* 2005/0155,052 Parental control for a networked multiroom system 49 2005
* 7,810,131 Control system with global control stream for controlling a plurality of decoders 0 2005
* 7,805,750 Storage control system 0 2005
* 7,721,318 Uplink signaling for global decoder control 0 2005
* 2006/0236,334 UPLINK SIGNALING FOR GLOBAL DECODER CONTROL 2 2005
* 2006/0236,346 CONTROL SYSTEM WITH GLOBAL CONTROL STREAM FOR CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF DECODERS 2 2005
* 2006/0236,335 STORAGE CONTROL SYSTEM 0 2005
8,046,806 Multiroom point of deployment module 12 2005
* 2006/0010,481 MULTIROOM POINT OF DEPLOYMENT MODULE 21 2005
8,189,472 Optimizing bandwidth utilization to a subscriber premises 8 2005
* 2006/0026,080 Systems for user-selectable configuration of media transactions 42 2005
* 2006/0059,525 Media services window configuration system 60 2005
7,876,998 DVD playback over multi-room by copying to HDD 14 2005
8,069,259 Managing removal of media titles from a list 6 2005
* 2006/0026,665 Media-on-demand catalog viewing preference system 67 2005
8,056,106 Video on demand system with dynamic enablement of random-access functionality 9 2005
* 8,037,504 Video on demand system with selectable options of configurable random-access control 10 2005
* 2006/0271,964 Availability and expiration reminders for rentable media 40 2006
* 2007/0143,776 VIEWER DATA COLLECTION IN A MULTI-ROOM NETWORK 17 2006
* 2007/0094,690 MEDIA-ON-DEMAND REMINDERS 50 2006
8,707,153 Displaying comment data corresponding to a video presentation 1 2007
* 2007/0136,748 SUPPLEMENTARY DATA CORRESPONDING TO A VIDEO PRESENTATION 40 2007
* 2009/0125,948 Communication Processing Based on Television Use 3 2007
8,627,385 Systems and methods for operating a peripheral record playback device in a networked multimedia system 6 2007
* 2008/0066,085 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING A PERIPHERAL RECORD PLAYBACK DEVICE IN A NETWORKED MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM 14 2007
* 2008/0098,422 Triggering of Television Advertisements 36 2007
8,032,914 Systems and methods for dynamically allocating bandwidth in a digital broadband delivery system 19 2008
* 2008/0101,460 Systems and Methods for Dynamically Allocating Bandwidth in a Digital Broadband Delivery System 53 2008
8,230,470 Full duplex wideband communications system for a local coaxial network 3 2008
* 2008/0148,325 FULL DUPLEX WIDEBAND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM FOR A LOCAL COAXIAL NETWORK 13 2008
8,966,550 Home communication systems 0 2008
* 2008/0201,758 Home Communication Systems 17 2008
* 2008/0229,361 Initial Arrangement of Interactive Program Guide 40 2008
8,006,273 Updating download options for unavailable media content 15 2008
7,961,643 Optimizing data rates for video services to a subscriber 14 2008
* 2008/0279,217 Managing Bandwidth Allocation to a Plurality of Subscribers Utilizing Opportunistic Bandwidth 39 2008
* 2008/0282,307 Providing Video Content to a Subscriber While Minimizing Transmission Channel Capacity 38 2008
* 2008/0282,308 Optimizing Data Rates For Video Services to a Subscriber 38 2008
8,280,229 DVD playback over multi-room by copying to HDD 3 2008
7,865,925 Optimization of a full duplex wideband communications system 0 2008
7,870,584 Interactive program guide with selectable updating 18 2009
* 2009/0282,372 Method and System for Providing a Screen Saver for Interactive Media Services 53 2009
* 2009/0158,306 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING USAGE OF PURCHASABLE ENHANCEMENTS OF TELEVISION SERVICES 36 2009
* 2009/0158,354 SELECTION OF PURCHASABLE ENHANCEMENTS OF A TELEVISION SERVICE 36 2009
* 2009/0158,324 METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING TELEVISION SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS 36 2009
* 2009/0158,332 UPGRADING ACCESS OF TELEVISION PROGRAM INFORMATION WITH OPTIONAL FEATURES 38 2009
* 2009/0158,331 MANAGEMENT OF GENERIC SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS FOR TELEVISION SERVICES 36 2009
* 2009/0158,329 CONFIGURATION OF ENHANCEMENT OPTIONS PROVIDED WITH A TELEVISION SERVICE 36 2009
* 2009/0158,352 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PURCHASABLE ENHANCEMENTS OF VOD SERVICES 36 2009
* 2009/0276,808 CONFIGURATION OF TV SERVICES VIA ALTERNATE COMMUNICATION 37 2009
8,191,093 Providing information pertaining to audio-visual and personal bi-directional services 6 2009
* 2009/0193,471 PROVIDING INFORMATION PERTAINING TO AUDIO-VISUAL AND PERSONAL BI-DIRECTIONAL SERVICES 38 2009
* 2009/0193,468 TRACKING AND PROVIDING AVAILABILITY STATUS OF PERSONAL BI-DIRECTIONAL SERVICES 38 2009
* 2009/0158,363 Management and Processing of Electronic Advertisement Information 37 2009
* 2009/0158,335 Interactive Consumption of Advertisements with Respectively Value Levels 36 2009
8,640,172 System and method for characterization of purchasable and recordable media (PRM) 2 2009
* 2009/0183,081 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF PURCHASABLE AND RECORDABLE MEDIA (PRM) 59 2009
8,549,567 Media content sharing over a home network 3 2009
* 2009/0193,452 MEDIA CONTENT SHARING OVER A HOME NETWORK 29 2009
7,904,937 Uplink signaling for global decoder control 0 2010
8,739,212 Configuration of presentations of selectable TV services according to usage 0 2012
9,380,347 Hypertext service guide menu display 0 2014
 
UQE LLC (1)
* 7,636,846 Global conditional access system for broadcast services 11 1998
 
ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C. (17)
8,165,450 Methods and apparatus for filtering content in a video stream using text data 3 2007
8,165,451 Methods and apparatus for displaying information regarding interstitials of a video stream 1 2007
8,156,520 Methods and apparatus for presenting substitute content in an audio/video stream using text data 21 2008
* 2009/0300,699 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING SUBSTITUTE CONTENT IN AN AUDIO/VIDEO STREAM USING TEXT DATA 6 2008
8,588,579 Methods and apparatus for filtering and inserting content into a presentation stream using signature data 0 2009
8,510,771 Methods and apparatus for filtering content from a presentation stream using signature data 1 2009
8,407,735 Methods and apparatus for identifying segments of content in a presentation stream using signature data 1 2009
* 2010/0158,484 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FILTERING AND INSERTING CONTENT INTO A PRESENTATION STREAM USING SIGNATURE DATA 5 2009
* 2010/0162,344 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING SEGMENTS OF CONTENT IN A PRESENTATION STREAM USING SIGNATURE DATA 24 2009
8,437,617 Method and apparatus for modifying the presentation of content 0 2009
* 2010/0322,592 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODIFYING THE PRESENTATION OF CONTENT 8 2009
8,934,758 Methods and apparatus for presenting supplemental content in association with recorded content 3 2010
* 2011/0197,224 Methods and Apparatus For Selecting Advertisements For Output By A Television Receiver Based on Social Network Profile Data 22 2010
8,977,106 Methods and apparatus for filtering content in a video stream using closed captioning data 0 2011
8,965,177 Methods and apparatus for displaying interstitial breaks in a progress bar of a video stream 0 2011
8,726,309 Methods and apparatus for presenting substitute content in an audio/video stream using text data 1 2012
9,357,260 Methods and apparatus for presenting substitute content in an audio/video stream using text data 0 2014
 
N2 BROADBAND, INC. (7)
7,757,261 Systems and methods for providing flexible provisioning architectures for a host in a cable system 12 2003
* 7,627,868 Systems and methods for distributing software for a host device in a cable system 7 2003
* 2004/0261,092 Systems and methods for selling a consumer electronics host device and enhanced services associated with a cable system 23 2003
* 2004/0260,798 Systems and methods for distributing software for a host device in a cable system 39 2003
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* 2004/0268,420 Systems and methods for activating a host in a cable system 16 2004
* 2010/0071,020 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING SOFTWARE FOR A HOST DEVICE IN A CABLE SYSTEM 6 2009
 
CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC. (3)
* 9,269,088 Method and system of advertising 0 2005
* 2007/0130,003 Method and system of advertising 3 2005
* 2008/0196,055 RESTRICTING ACCESS TO CONTENT 5 2007
 
EVOLVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (2)
8,769,598 Program guide on a remote control 1 2002
* 2002/0184,626 Program guide on a remote control 84 2002
 
INTEL CORPORATION (39)
7,313,806 Method and apparatus for channel surfing through multiple sources based on user-definable preferences 15 1998
* 6,671,880 Method and apparatus for customized rendering of commercials 27 1998
7,167,895 Signaling method and apparatus to provide content on demand in a broadcast system 63 2000
* 2002/0144,269 Apparatus and method for a dynamic electronic program guide enabling billing broadcast services per EPG line item 36 2001
* 2002/0143,591 Method and apparatus for a hybrid content on demand broadcast system 15 2001
7,185,352 Method and apparatus for combining broadcast schedules and content on a digital broadcast-enabled client platform 33 2001
* 2002/0167,947 Method and apparatus for combining broadcast schedules and content on a digital broadcast-enabled client platform 6 2001
7,055,165 Method and apparatus for periodically delivering an optimal batch broadcast schedule based on distributed client feedback 48 2001
7,020,893 Method and apparatus for continuously and opportunistically driving an optimal broadcast schedule based on most recent client demand feedback from a distributed set of broadcast clients 35 2001
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* 2002/0194,598 Method and apparatus for continuously and opportunistically driving an optimal broadcast schedule based on most recent client demand feedback from a distributed set of broadcast clients 61 2001
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* 2002/0194,607 Method and apparatus for periodically delivering an optimal batch broadcast schedule based on distributed client feedback 58 2001
7,328,455 Apparatus and method for enabling secure content decryption within a set-top box 22 2001
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7,363,569 Correcting for data losses with feedback and response 11 2001
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7,047,456 Error correction for regional and dynamic factors in communications 7 2001
* 2003/0046,708 Error correction for regional and dynamic factors in communications 29 2001
* 2003/0046,683 Server-side preference prediction based on customer billing information to generate a broadcast schedule 8 2001
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7,231,653 Method for delivering transport stream data 3 2001
* 2003/0061,611 Notifying users of available content and content reception based on user profiles 59 2001
* 2003/0066,090 Method and apparatus to provide a personalized channel 38 2001
* 2003/0135,857 Content discovery in a digital broadcast data service 43 2002
* 2003/0135,605 User rating feedback loop to modify virtual channel content and/or schedules 21 2002
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9,027,053 Method and apparatus for customized rendering of commercials 0 2003
8,621,517 Method and apparatus for channel surfing through multiple sources based on user-definable preferences 0 2003
7,269,775 Correcting for data losses with feedback and response 7 2004
7,962,573 Method and apparatus to determine broadcast content and scheduling in a broadcast system 1 2007
8,209,574 Correcting for data losses with feedback and response 1 2008
8,943,540 Method and apparatus to provide a personalized channel 0 2008
* 2009/0037,958 METHOD AND APPARATUS TO PROVIDE A PERSONALIZED CHANNEL 7 2008
8,214,867 Delivery of feedback information to scheduling service to determine optimum broadcast times based upon client platform tuner contention 0 2010
8,108,542 Method and apparatus to determine broadcast content and scheduling in a broadcast system 4 2010
8,839,298 Method and apparatus to determine broadcast content and scheduling in a broadcast system 0 2012
 
IRDETO USA, INC. (4)
* 5,940,738 Video pedestal network 162 1995
6,738,983 Video pedestal network 40 1997
6,594,826 Video pedestal network 62 1997
* 7,278,152 Video pedestal network 10 1998
 
Qarbon.com, Inc. (1)
* 2007/0266,324 System for creating media presentations of computer software application programs 8 2007
 
SWELCOM OY (1)
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PINPOINT INCORPORATED (10)
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* 5,835,087 System for generation of object profiles for a system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects 1211 1995
* 5,754,938 Pseudonymous server for system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects 948 1995
* 6,020,883 System and method for scheduling broadcast of and access to video programs and other data using customer profiles 461 1998
7,853,600 System and method for providing access to video programs and other data using customer profiles 24 2005
* 2008/0270,579 Location enhanced information delivery system 110 2008
8,171,032 Providing customized electronic information 27 2008
* 2008/0294,584 Customized electronic newspapers and advertisements 57 2008
* 2009/0234,878 SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMIZED ELECTRONIC IDENTIFICATION OF DESIRABLE OBJECTS 88 2009
* 2009/0254,971 SECURE DATA INTERCHANGE 400 2009
 
INFORMATION BROADCASTING LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
* 6,546,556 Video clip identification system unusable for commercial cutting 123 1998
 
DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT (1)
* 6,188,398 Targeting advertising using web pages with video 150 1999
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
* 5,819,286 Video database indexing and query method and system 40 1995
 
AMIGA DEVELOPMENT LLC (1)
* 2003/0056,216 SYSTEM FOR MANAGING FAVORITE CHANNELS 83 1998
 
INVENTOR HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
8,402,500 System and method for supplying supplemental audio information for broadcast television programs 4 2008
 
ITVTRAX, LLC (3)
* 6,286,140 System and method for measuring and storing information pertaining to television viewer or user behavior 237 1997
* 2004/0031,045 System and method for measuring and storing information pertaining to television viewer or user behavior 12 2001
* 2011/0072,449 System and method for measuring and storing information pertaining to television viewer or user behavior 4 2010
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
8,756,644 System and method for supplying supplemental audio information for broadcast television programs 0 2013
 
SNAPTRACK, INC. (2)
* 8,271,388 Image commercial transactions system and method, image transfer system and method, image distribution system and method, display device and method 0 2006
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BENEFICIAL INNOVATIONS, INC. (6)
7,496,943 Network system for presenting advertising 110 2000
6,712,702 Method and system for playing games on a network 257 2001
RE44323 Method and system for playing games on a network 0 2008
8,065,702 Network advertising and game playing 15 2009
RE44566 Advertising system for the internet and local area networks 7 2010
* 2010/0235,233 NETWORK GAMING SYSTEM 12 2010
 
PIONEER DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2004/0054,771 Method and apparatus for the remote retrieval and viewing of diagnostic information from a set-top box 57 2002
 
SCHULTHEISS, CHRISTOPHER J. (2)
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6,678,004 Methods and systems for providing information to a plurality of set-top boxes via a personal computer using set-top box identifiers 46 1999
 
XOS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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Simulmedia, Inc. (2)
8,627,356 Method and apparatus for television program promotion 0 2010
* 2010/0269,134 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TELEVISION PROGRAM PROMOTION 4 2010
 
THOMSON LICENSING (23)
* 6,588,018 Method for automating updating of configuration/status information in master control switcher 2 1999
8,495,679 Method and apparatus for delivery of television programs and targeted de-coupled advertising 5 2001
* 2003/0093,792 Method and apparatus for delivery of television programs and targeted de-coupled advertising 283 2001
* 2003/0097,657 Method and system for delivery of targeted programming 116 2001
8,302,127 System and method for personalized TV 19 2001
* 2003/0067,554 System and method for personalized TV 291 2001
8,046,797 System, method, and software application for targeted advertising via behavioral model clustering, and preference programming based on behavioral model clusters 41 2002
* 2003/0101,451 System, method, and software application for targeted advertising via behavioral model clustering, and preference programming based on behavioral model clusters 292 2002
8,352,984 System and method for generating and managing user preference information for scheduled and stored television programs 1 2002
8,087,051 Database management system and method for electronic program guide and television channel lineup organization 0 2002
* 2002/0186,296 Database management system and method for electronic program guide and television channel lineup organization 15 2002
8,351,765 Television program recording with user preference determination 0 2002
* 2005/0204,386 Television program recording with user preference determination 3 2002
8,818,871 Method and system for electronic purchases using an intelligent data carrier medium, electronic coupon system, and interactive TV infrastructure 0 2002
* 2003/0236,756 Method and system for electronic purchases using an intelligent data carrier medium, electronic coupon system, and interactive TV infrastructure 22 2002
8,351,763 Television program recording with user preference determination 0 2002
* 2003/0118,323 Television program recording with user preference determination 103 2002
8,938,758 System and method for personalized TV 1 2006
* 2006/0212,904 System and method for personalized TV 92 2006
* 2006/0206,912 System and method for personalized TV 125 2006
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8,850,465 System, method, and software application for targeted advertising via behavioral model clustering, and preference programming based on behavioral model clusters 0 2011
9,277,264 System, method, and software application for targeted advertising via behavioral model clustering, and preference programming based on behavioral model clusters 0 2014
 
Open TV, Corp. (1)
7,243,139 Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved integrated Internet information segments 78 2004
 
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC (2)
* 6,314,573 Method and apparatus for providing subscription-on-demand services for an interactive information distribution system 96 1998
* 6,305,019 System for interactively distributing information services having a remote video session manager 79 1998
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
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VISIBLE WORLD, INC. (3)
* 8,677,397 Systems and methods for media packaging 1 2008
* 2009/0165,037 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEDIA PACKAGING 2 2008
* 2014/0201,786 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEDIA PACKAGING 0 2014
 
ACTV, INC. (7)
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* 2002/0152,117 System and method for targeting object oriented audio and video content to users 100 2001
* 2002/0194,589 Technique for optimizing the delivery of advertisements and other programming segments by making bandwidth tradeoffs 151 2001
* 2002/0156,909 System and method for server side control of a flash presentation 57 2002
* 2002/0112,002 System and process for creating a virtual stage and presenting enhanced content via the virtual stage 57 2002
* 2003/0058,707 System and process for implementing commercial breaks in programming 16 2002
* 2003/0145,338 System and process for incorporating, retrieving and displaying an enhanced flash movie 30 2003
 
Thomson Licenging (1)
8,538,892 Method and system for electronic purchases using an intelligent data carrier medium, electronic coupon system, and interactive TV infrastructure 0 2006
 
INTERAD TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
8,813,123 Content with customized advertisement 0 2003
 
RPX CORPORATION (6)
* 5,913,040 Method and apparatus for transmitting and displaying information between a remote network and a local computer 682 1995
* 5,835,717 System and method for saving state information in an interactive television system 78 1995
* 6,457,177 Dual port interactive media system 18 1999
6,317,789 Method and apparatus for transmitting and displaying information between a remote network and a local computer 89 1999
* 6,829,782 System for accessing a remote processor on a network 1 2000
* 2005/0251,840 Dual port interactive media system 0 2004
 
ZapMedia Services, Inc. (2)
9,143,809 Device associated with a user account 0 2006
* 2006/0206,492 LOCK-OUT TRIGGER FOR LOST OR STOLEN PLAYBACK DEVICE 4 2006
 
METABVTE NETWORKS INC. (1)
8,495,680 System and method for behavioral model clustering in television usage, targeted advertising via model clustering, and preference programming based on behavioral model clusters 3 2002
 
DUPRAY, DENNIS J. (2)
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* 2009/0132,440 COMPENSATION MODEL FOR NETWORK SERVICES 0 2009
 
NFOCOM Technology Co., Ltd. (1)
* 6,266,812 Addressable CATV end-user payment collection management system 1 1999
 
WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
* 2006/0167,458 Lock and release mechanism for a sternal clamp 51 2006
 
SONY CORPORATION (21)
* 6,314,576 Video and audio signal editing and transmitting apparatus and method of same 13 1997
* 6,169,570 Two-way information transmission system, two-way information method, and subscriber terminal device 18 1997
* 6,266,813 Digital broadcasting system and digital broadcasting method 21 1999
* 7,434,245 Electronic program guide system using images of reduced size to identify respective programs 27 1999
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* 7,124,428 Information providing system, information terminal device, information server device and information providing method 1 2001
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* 8,065,701 Information broadcasting method, information broadcasting system, and receiving apparatus for transmitting data other than program through digital broadcasting 3 2001
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8,266,651 Information providing system, information terminal device, information server device and information providing method 0 2005
* 2006/0107,300 Information providing system, information terminal device, information server device and information providing method 4 2005
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Prime Resource Alliance E., Inc. (1)
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
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Sony Electronics Inc. (1)
* 2003/0105,679 Point of sale terminal arrangement using television set-top box 34 2001
 
MUSIC CORPORATION (1)
* 6,025,869 Video viewing supervision system 161 1996
 
HARMONIC INC. (1)
* 6,029,045 System and method for inserting local content into programming content 590 1997
 
FERNANDEZ, DENNIS S. (5)
* 6,339,842 Digital television with subscriber conference overlay 85 1998
7,221,387 Digital television with subscriber conference overlay 17 2003
* 2003/0193,559 Digital television with subscriber conference overlay 6 2003
7,917,937 Digital television with subscriber conference overlay 5 2006
8,032,915 Digital television with subscriber conference overlay 0 2009
 
CALLAHAN CELLULAR L.L.C. (2)
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* 2005/0060,759 Encapsulated, streaming media automation and distribution system 115 2004
 
SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (2)
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* 2007/0277,205 System and method for distributing video data 62 2006
 
SEDNA PATENT SERVICES, LLC (1)
7,487,525 Method and apparatus for gathering programs watched data 0 1998
 
PHISON ELECTRONICS CORP. (1)
* 2007/0067,793 Portable storage device provided with a digital key 3 2005
 
NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS OY (1)
* 2004/0186,883 Method and apparatus for interfacing web services with mobile terminal applications during a browser or SIP session 22 2003
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (15)
* 6,718,551 Method and system for providing targeted advertisements 535 1999
* 2011/0178,877 Advertising and content management systems and methods 5 2001
* 2010/0257,037 Method and system for targeted incentives 65 2001
7,020,652 System and method for customizing content-access lists 40 2001
* 2005/0071,863 System and method for storing and distributing television viewing patterns form a clearinghouse 26 2001
* 2003/0130,979 System and method for customizing content-access lists 6 2001
* 2005/0235,318 Method and system for tracking network use 155 2005
* 2005/0283,401 Method and system for targeting incentives 38 2005
* 2006/0031,882 Systems, methods, and devices for customizing content-access lists 58 2005
* 2006/0253,884 Methods and systems for network based capture of television viewer generated clickstreams 15 2005
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* 2008/0148,311 Advertising and content management systems and methods 15 2006
* 2008/0147,497 Advertising and content management systems and methods 32 2006
* 2008/0167,943 Real time pricing, purchasing and auctioning of advertising time slots based on real time viewership, viewer demographics, and content characteristics 24 2007
8,812,363 Methods, systems, and products for managing advertisements 0 2007
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (2)
7,216,360 Device management system, management client, controller server, method for managing usage context of device, and recording medium which records the method 13 2001
* 2005/0273,863 Device management system, management client, controller server, method for managing usage context of device, and recording medium which records the method 7 2005
 
INTERVAL LICENSING LLC (10)
7,778,519 Iterative, maximally probable, batch-mode commercial detection for audiovisual content 9 2005
8,910,199 Targeted television content display 2 2009
* 2009/0210,902 TARGETED TELEVISION CONTENT DISPLAY 21 2009
8,185,923 System and method for selecting advertisements 12 2010
* 2010/0242,063 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING ADVERTISEMENTS 49 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 2 2012
8,930,990 System and method for selecting advertisements 0 2012
8,724,967 Iterative, maximally probable, batch-mode commercial detection for audiovisual content 0 2012
8,995,820 Iterative, maximally probable, batch-mode commercial detection for audiovisual content 0 2014
 
MEDIAONE GROUP, INC. (1)
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V3 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
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TWO WAY MEDIA LIMITED (7)
7,266,686 Multicasting method and apparatus 26 2002
* 7,080,153 Multicasting method and apparatus 26 2004
* 2004/0255,148 Multicasting method and apparatus 55 2004
7,600,120 System for delivering media 28 2006
8,539,237 Methods and systems for playing media 1 2006
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9,124,607 Methods and systems for playing media 0 2013
 
YAZAKI NORTH AMERICA, INC. (1)
* 2004/0049,789 Method and apparatus for interfacing various audiovisual devices with a digital data network 10 2001
 
NBCUNIVERSAL MEDIA, LLC (3)
8,544,036 Methods and apparatus for scheduling broadcast commercials 2 2003
* 2004/0181,802 Methods and apparatus for scheduling broadcast commercials 5 2003
* 2004/0210,929 Methods and apparatus forscheduling broadcast commercial videotapes 2 2003
 
YAHOO! INC. (2)
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* 7,516,092 System and method for performing purchase transactions utilizing a broadcast-based device 3 2007
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
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LOGITECH EUROPE S.A. (3)
8,266,667 Systems and methods for awarding affinity points based upon remote control usage 10 2009
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8,646,019 Systems and methods for awarding affinity points based upon remote control usage 0 2012
 
FERNANDEZ, DENNIS (3)
7,880,762 Digital television with subscriber conference overlay 0 2008
8,072,480 Digital television with subscriber conference overlay 0 2008
7,900,235 Digital television with subscriber conference overlay 0 2009
 
MEDIA ONLINE SERVICES, INC. (1)
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NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (2)
7,889,662 Charging in telecommunications network 0 2001
* 2004/0152,444 Charging in telecommunications network 10 2003
 
ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (12)
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9,355,681 MPEG objects and systems and methods for using MPEG objects 0 2008
9,042,454 Interactive encoded content system including object models for viewing on a remote device 1 2008
* 2008/0178,249 MPEG objects and systems and methods for using MPEG objects 23 2008
9,021,541 Streaming digital video between video devices using a cable television system 0 2011
9,077,860 System and method for providing video content associated with a source image to a television in a communication network 1 2011
9,204,203 Reduction of latency in video distribution networks using adaptive bit rates 0 2012
9,123,084 Graphical application integration with MPEG objects 0 2012
9,219,922 System and method for exploiting scene graph information in construction of an encoded video sequence 0 2013
9,294,785 System and method for exploiting scene graph information in construction of an encoded video sequence 0 2014
9,326,047 Overlay rendering of user interface onto source video 0 2014
 
Opportunity Notification Technology, LLC (1)
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SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, LLC (17)
7,917,920 System for providing alternative services 0 2000
7,882,524 Navigation paradigm for access to television services 0 2000
7,882,516 Video-on-demand navigational system 0 2000
7,930,717 Graphic user interfaces for purchasable and recordable media (PRM) downloads 0 2001
7,934,235 Channel control system for exiting from an interactive program guide 0 2004
7,916,709 Full duplex wideband communications system for a local coaxial network 0 2004
7,970,921 Managing removal of media titles from a list 0 2005
7,934,240 Video on demand system with dynamic enablement of random-access functionality 0 2005
7,934,241 Video on demand system with selectable options of configurable random-access control 0 2005
7,934,242 Systems and methods for dynamically allocating bandwidth in a digital broadband delivery system 0 2008
7,886,325 Systems and methods for dynamically allocating bandwidth in a digital broadband delivery system 0 2008
7,966,635 Updating download options for unavailable media content 0 2008
7,903,577 Optimizing data rates for video services to a subscriber 0 2008
7,992,166 Providing alternative services based on receiver configuration and type of display device 7 2009
7,930,713 Providing alternative services based on receiver configuration and type of display device 0 2009
7,886,319 Providing alternative services based on receiver configuration and type of display device 0 2009
* 2009/0150,958 PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE SERVICES BASED ON RECEIVER CONFIGURATION AND TYPE OF DISPLAY DEVICE 39 2009
 
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (7)
* 2004/0246,257 Graphics accelerator 6 2004
* 2005/0044,175 Transport processor 6 2004
* 2007/0030,276 Video and graphics system with parallel processing of graphics windows 5 2006
* 2006/0268,012 Video, audio and graphics decode, composite and display system 13 2006
* 2006/0290,708 Graphics display system with anti-flutter filtering and vertical scaling feature 3 2006
* 2007/0285,440 GRAPHICS DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH VIDEO SYNCHRONIZATION FEATURE 13 2007
* 2008/0094,416 GRAPHICS DISPLAY SYSTEM WITH ANTI-FLUTTER FILTERING AND VERTICAL SCALING FEATURE 1 2007
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (1)
* 2009/0190,028 DETERMINING DEVICE THAT PERFORMS PROCESSING OF OUTPUT PICTURES 43 2009
 
XYLON LLC (1)
* 6,160,988 System and method for managing hardware to control transmission and reception of video broadcasts 63 1996
 
TECH 5 (1)
* 2008/0301,738 Access of Stored Video From Peer Devices in a Local Network 27 2008
 
Rovi Technologies (1)
* 2010/0186,042 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND UTILIZING ELECTRONIC PROGRAMS GUIDE INFORMATION 4 2009
 
AOL INC. (11)
8,918,812 Method of sizing an embedded media player page 0 2001
7,849,160 Methods and systems for collecting data for media files 24 2001
* 2004/0051,812 Method of collecting data using an embedded media player page 40 2003
* 2004/0045,040 Method of sizing an embedded media player page 27 2003
* 2004/0015,398 Method of disseminating advertisements using an embedded media player page 21 2003
* 2006/0053,109 Relevant multimedia advertising targeted based upon search query 9 2005
* 2008/0033,806 Targeted advertising for playlists based upon search queries 26 2006
* 2008/0049,723 GENERATING MULTIPLE DATA STREAMS FROM A SINGLE DATA SOURCE 12 2007
* 2011/0055,026 METHOD OF COLLECTING DATA USING AN EMBEDDED MEDIA PLAYER PAGE 4 2010
8,595,475 Method of disseminating advertisements using an embedded media player page 2 2012
8,819,404 Method of disseminating advertisements using an embedded media player page 0 2013
 
BLACKARROW, INC. (1)
7,519,273 Content with advertisement information segment 31 2001
 
WISTRON CORPORATION (2)
6,983,255 Television commerce payments 3 2004
* 2004/0249,726 Television commerce payments 8 2004
 
RADIANT COMMUNICATIONS CORP. (1)
* 2003/0212,994 Remote monitoring system 3 2002
 
LIBERATE TECHNOLOGIES A CORPORATION OF DELAWARE (1)
* 5,991,799 Information retrieval system using an internet multiplexer to focus user selection 245 1996
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (1)
8,892,495 Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-interface therefore 0 2013
 
CORE WIRELESS LICENSING S.A.R.L (1)
6,918,131 Systems and methods for characterizing television preferences over a wireless network 50 2000
 
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. (4)
* 6,021,231 Video retrieval method and apparatus 24 1997
6,192,151 Video retrieval method and apparatus 7 1999
6,567,550 Video retrieval method and apparatus 5 2002
6,766,057 Video retrieval method and apparatus 2 2003
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
* 2003/0039,271 Broadcasting system capable of providing program information 4 2002
 
TiVo Inc. (51)
* 5,872,588 Method and apparatus for monitoring audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 517 1995
7,889,964 Closed caption tagging system 38 2000
7,779,437 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership 28 2000
* 2001/0049,820 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership 114 2000
* 2001/0019,658 Multimedia time warping system 22 2001
7,558,472 Multimedia signal processing system 31 2001
* 2002/0037,160 Multimedia signal processing system 31 2001
8,380,041 Transportable digital video recorder system 2 2002
* 2003/0026,589 Smart card digital video recorder system 21 2002
8,577,205 Digital video recording system 0 2003
* 2004/0013,406 Digital video recorder system with an integrated DVD recording device 30 2003
9,032,456 Modifying commercials for multi-speed playback 0 2004
* 2005/0076,359 Modifying commercials for multi-speed playback 109 2004
* 2005/0132,418 Multimedia time warping system 44 2005
* 8,036,514 Closed caption tagging system 1 2005
7,986,868 Scheduling the recording of a program via an advertisement in the broadcast stream 1 2005
* 2005/0278,747 Closed caption tagging system 44 2005
* 2005/0262,539 Closed caption tagging system 77 2005
8,176,512 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership 2 2005
* 2005/0273,828 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership 23 2005
7,934,170 Method and apparatus for displaying branded video tags 5 2005
* 2006/0136,980 Method and apparatus for displaying branded video tags 30 2005
9,002,173 Digital security surveillance system 1 2007
9,094,724 Multi-channel playback of audio/video content 2 2007
8,380,049 Playback of audio/video content with control codes 7 2007
* 2008/0069,519 Multi-Channel Playback of Audio/Video Content 5 2007
9,113,212 Simultaneous recording and playback of audio/video programs 2 2007
* 2008/0089,671 Simultaneous Recording and Playback of Audio/Video Programs 11 2007
7,668,435 Multimedia signal processing system 14 2008
8,824,865 Digital video recorder system with an integrated DVD recording device 2 2008
* 2009/0136,215 DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER SYSTEM WITH AN INTEGRATED DVD RECORDING DEVICE 13 2008
8,438,596 Automatic contact information transmission system 2 2009
8,526,781 Multiple output digital video recording system 6 2009
* 2009/0208,185 MULTIPLE OUTPUT DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEM 10 2009
8,457,476 Multimedia signal processing system 0 2009
* 2009/0269,024 MULTIMEDIA SIGNAL PROCESSING SYSTEM 9 2009
8,453,193 Closed caption tagging system 8 2009
* 2010/0080,529 Closed Caption Tagging System 22 2009
8,538,241 Multimedia signal processing system 0 2010
8,965,173 Multimedia stream processing system 2 2010
8,660,410 Closed caption tagging system 1 2011
8,620,144 Closed caption tagging system 1 2011
* 2011/0202,963 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING BRANDED VIDEO TAGS 6 2011
8,781,298 Closed caption tagging system 0 2011
9,407,891 One-touch recording of a program being advertised 0 2011
9,106,881 Scheduling the recording of a program via an advertisement in the broadcast stream 1 2012
8,719,862 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership 0 2012
9,300,902 Playback of audio/video content with control codes 2 2013
8,893,180 Automatic contact information transmission system 3 2013
9,350,934 System and method for time-shifted program viewing 0 2015
9,344,668 System and method for time-shifted program viewing 0 2015
 
SCIMED LIFE SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
7,911,483 Graphics display system with window soft horizontal scrolling mechanism 2 1999
 
INVIDI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (16)
* 2002/0049,968 Advertising delivery method 108 2001
8,108,895 Content selection based on signaling from customer premises equipment in a broadcast network 33 2006
7,730,509 Asset delivery reporting in a broadcast network 48 2006
* 2006/0293,954 Voting and headend insertion model for targeting content in a broadcast network 45 2006
* 2006/0287,915 Scheduling content insertion opportunities in a broadcast network 73 2006
8,065,703 Reporting of user equipment selected content delivery 18 2006
7,698,236 Fuzzy logic based viewer identification for targeted asset delivery system 39 2007
8,272,009 System and method for inserting media based on keyword search 3 2007
* 2007/0288,950 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSERTING MEDIA BASED ON KEYWORD SEARCH 47 2007
* 2007/0288,953 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUCTIONING AVAILS 30 2007
7,849,477 Asset targeting system for limited resource environments 26 2008
* 2009/0094,640 TARGETED ADVERTISING IN UNICAST, MULTICAST AND HYBRID DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM CONTEXTS 20 2008
8,146,126 Request for information related to broadcast network content 3 2009
8,776,115 National insertion of targeted advertisement 0 2009
* 2011/0067,046 FUZZY LOGIC BASED VIEWER IDENTIFICATION FOR TARGETED ASSET DELIVERY SYSTEM 22 2010
* 2011/0088,059 RESPECTING PRIVACY IN A TARGETED ADVERTISING SYSTEM 1 2010
 
SONIFI SOLUTIONS, INC. (1)
* 7,930,721 Method and system for offering interactive controls in a lodging entertainment system 9 2003
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (32)
* 6,118,976 Asymmetric data communications system 88 1997
6,983,478 Method and system for tracking network use 233 2000
7,587,323 System and method for developing tailored content 22 2001
7,212,979 System and method for identifying desirable subscribers 33 2001
* 2005/0096,920 System and method for developing tailored content 22 2001
7,086,075 Method and system for managing timed responses to A/V events in television programming 33 2001
* 2004/0163,103 Method and system for managing timed responses to A/V events in television programming 0 2001
8,086,491 Method and system for targeted content distribution using tagged data streams 23 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 15 2003
* 2005/0132,419 Methods and systems for network based capture of television viewer generated clickstreams 16 2003
* 2005/0132,402 Methods and systems for collaborative capture of television viewer generated clickstreams 2 2003
8,132,202 Methods and systems for providing targeted content 18 2004
* 2004/0163,101 Method and system for providing targeted advertisements 200 2004
7,908,627 System and method to provide a unified video signal for diverse receiving platforms 11 2005
* 2006/0294,559 System and method to provide a unified video signal for diverse receiving platforms 11 2005
7,269,835 Method and system for managing timed responses to A/V events in television programming 22 2005
* 2005/0262,540 Method and system for managing timed responses to A/V events in television programming 15 2005
8,640,160 Method and system for providing targeted advertisements 2 2005
* 2005/0251,820 Method and system for providing targeted advertisements 103 2005
7,802,276 Systems, methods and products for assessing subscriber content access 5 2005
* 2005/0283,792 Systems, methods and products for assessing subscriber content access 40 2005
* 2008/0101,569 PREPAID INFORMATION SERVICES 3 2006
7,593,858 System and method for identifying desirable subscribers 20 2006
* 2007/0118,396 System and method for identifying desirable subscribers 6 2006
8,966,563 System and method to provide a unified video signal for diverse receiving platforms 0 2011
* 2011/0167,442 System and Method to Provide a Unified Video Signal for Diverse Receiving Platforms 1 2011
8,548,820 Methods, systems, and products for targeting advertisements 2 2012
8,700,419 Methods, systems, and products for tailored content 3 2012
8,839,314 Device, system, and method for managing television tuners 0 2013
8,959,542 Methods, systems, and products for evaluating performance of viewers 0 2013
9,338,490 System and method to provide a unified video signal for diverse receiving platforms 0 2015
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (1)
* 5,892,910 CATV communication system for changing first protocol syntax processor which processes data of first format to second protocol syntax processor processes data of second format 63 1995
 
APPLE INC. (21)
* 5,754,939 System for generation of user profiles for a system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects 1374 1995
8,712,382 Method and device for managing subscriber connection 0 2006
* 2010/0274,661 OPTIMIZATION OF ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS ON MOBILE NETWORKS 7 2006
* 2008/0228,583 Advertising management system and method with dynamic pricing 10 2008
* 2008/0295,128 Advertising management method and system 8 2008
8,935,718 Advertising management method and system 0 2008
8,595,851 Message delivery management method and system 0 2008
* 2008/0295,139 Message delivery management method and system 1 2008
8,478,240 Systems, methods, network elements and applications for modifying messages 3 2008
8,719,091 System, method and computer program for determining tags to insert in communications 0 2008
* 2009/0099,906 System, method and computer program for determining tags to insert in communications 6 2008
8,898,217 Content delivery based on user terminal events 0 2010
* 8,504,419 Network-based targeted content delivery based on queue adjustment factors calculated using the weighted combination of overall rank, context, and covariance scores for an invitational content item 1 2010
* 2011/0295,628 AUDIENCE TARGETING BASED ON PERFORMANCE HISTORY OF INVITATIONAL CONTENT 3 2010
8,640,032 Selection and delivery of invitational content based on prediction of user intent 0 2010
8,510,309 Selection and delivery of invitational content based on prediction of user interest 1 2010
8,799,461 System for collecting, analyzing, and transmitting information relevant to transportation networks 0 2012
9,141,504 Presenting status data received from multiple devices 0 2012
8,812,494 Predicting content and context performance based on performance history of users 1 2013
8,737,952 Advertisement scheduling 0 2013
9,183,247 Selection and delivery of invitational content based on prediction of user interest 0 2013
 
DISH NETWORK L.L.C. (3)
8,136,140 Methods and apparatus for generating metadata utilized to filter content from a video stream using text data 15 2007
8,606,085 Method and apparatus for replacement of audio data in recorded audio/video stream 5 2008
* 2009/0238,536 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPLACEMENT OF AUDIO DATA IN RECORDED AUDIO/VIDEO STREAM 6 2008
 
Ingersoll-Rand European Sales Limited (1)
* 2002/0079,764 Compressor and driving motor assembly 6 2001
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (5)
* 2004/0133,923 Digital home movie library 115 2003
* 2005/0086,697 Processes for exploiting electronic tokens to increase broadcasting revenue 15 2004
7,702,752 Method and apparatus for redirection of server external hyper-link references 9 2005
8,117,286 Method and apparatus for redirection of server external hyper-link references 1 2010
* 2010/0217,797 Method and apparatus for redirection of server external hyper-link references 0 2010
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (9)
6,756,997 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 437 2000
8,635,649 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 12 2002
* 2004/0103,439 Access to internet data through a television system 91 2003
* 2005/0204,384 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 7 2005
8,732,757 System and method for targeted advertisement display responsive to user characteristics 10 2006
* 2007/0186,240 System and method for targeted advertisement display responsive to user characteristics 111 2007
8,448,209 System and method for displaying advertisements responsive to EPG information 1 2007
8,336,071 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 10 2010
8,726,311 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2010
 
ODS PROPERTIES, INC. (3)
6,735,487 Interactive wagering system with promotions 26 2000
7,264,546 Interactive wagering system with promotions 28 2004
* 2007/0275,781 Interactive wagering system with promotions 4 2007
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
* 7,249,366 Control of a system for processing a stream of information based on information content 72 1999
7,003,789 Television commerce payments 14 1999
* 2004/0093,613 Fee-based programming charge based on content viewed by user 2 2002
 
VITALSTREAM, INC. (1)
* 2008/0195,475 Advertiser portal interface 21 2007
 
TVWORKS, LLC (14)
* 6,668,278 Information retrieval system using an internet multiplexer to focus user selection 44 1999
8,296,792 Method and system to provide interactivity using an interactive channel bug 12 2001
* 2002/0059,644 Method and system for automatic insertion of interactive TV triggers into a broadcast data stream 36 2001
* 2002/0010,928 Method and system for integrating internet advertising with television commercials 65 2001
* 2001/0047,518 Method a system to provide interactivity using an interactive channel bug 6 2001
* 8,046,792 Multi-channel audio enhancement for television 1 2002
7,072,948 Information retrieval system using an internet multiplexer to focus user selection 3 2003
8,650,480 Method and system for transforming content for execution on multiple platforms 2 2010
* 2010/0333,153 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSFORMING CONTENT FOR EXECUTION ON MULTIPLE PLATFORMS 14 2010
8,667,387 Method and system for transforming content for execution on multiple platforms 4 2011
8,433,898 Trust information delivery scheme for certificate validation 2 2011
8,667,530 Method and system to provide interactivity using an interactive channel bug 1 2012
8,935,525 Trust information delivery scheme for certificate validation 1 2013
9,288,064 Trust information delivery scheme for certificate validation 0 2014
 
WEBTUNER CORPORATION (6)
8,875,196 System for network and local content access 0 2006
* 2007/0011,702 Dynamic mosaic extended electronic programming guide for television program selection and display 194 2006
* 2011/0209,173 CONTROLLING ACCESS TO USER-INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS INCLUDING DYNAMIC VIDEO MOSAIC ELEMENTS 7 2011
* 2011/0225,612 USER-INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS INCLUDING VIDEO-ON-DEMAND AVAILABILITY REMINDERS 5 2011
9,256,884 System and method to increase efficiency and speed of analytics report generation in audience measurement systems 0 2012
9,021,543 Highly scalable audience measurement system with client event pre-processing 0 2012
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO, INC. (4)
6,661,468 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 137 1998
6,396,546 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 137 1998
9,319,735 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 0 2003
* 2003/0115,602 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 125 2003
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (1)
8,468,556 Methods, systems, and products for evaluating performance of viewers 1 2007
 
NETWORK COMPUTERS, INC. (5)
6,604,242 Combining television broadcast and personalized/interactive information 62 1998
6,577,351 Anti-aliasing television signals for display 6 1998
6,400,371 Television signal chrominance adjustment 10 1998
6,381,741 Secure data downloading, recovery and upgrading 69 1998
6,513,116 Security information acquisition 30 1998
 
VLDL, LLC, C/O JIM LYNCH (1)
7,360,159 System for creating media presentations of computer software application programs 13 2003
 
MAY PATENTS LTD. (11)
* 2009/0174,693 INFORMATION DEVICE 0 2009
* 2009/0160,831 INFORMATION DEVICE 0 2009
* 2009/0147,934 INFORMATION DEVICE 0 2009
* 2009/0198,795 INFORMATION DEVICE 1 2009
* 2009/0182,840 INFORMATION DEVICE 0 2009
* 2010/0115,571 INFORMATION DEVICE 0 2010
* 2010/0199,317 INFORMATION DEVICE 0 2010
* 2010/0267,416 INFORMATION DEVICE 0 2010
* 2011/0007,220 INFORMATION DEVICE 0 2010
* 2011/0009,077 INFORMATION DEVICE 0 2010
* 2011/0013,758 INFORMATION DEVICE 1 2010
 
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. (1)
* 6,169,542 Method of delivering advertising through an interactive video distribution system 200 1998
 
DENNIS S. FERNANDEZ (1)
7,802,275 Digital television with subscriber conference overlay 0 2006
 
DENNIS S. FERNANADEZ (1)
7,355,621 Digital television with subscriber conference overlay 10 2005
 
24/7 MEDIA, INC. (2)
* 2003/0187,741 On-line interactive system and method for providing content and advertising information to a targeted set of viewers 14 2003
* 2006/0122,882 On-line interactive system and method for providing content and advertising information to a targeted set of viewers 55 2005
 
TAMIRAS PER PTE. LTD., LLC (2)
* 8,676,619 Online system enabling control of educational and advertising content 1 2010
* 2011/0099,078 Rewarding users for accessing third party internet content 0 2010
 
CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (1)
* 2003/0145,040 DATABASE ACCESS SYSTEM AND RECORDING MEDIUM WHICH RECORDS PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING THE SYSTEM 3 1999
 
THE WEATHER CHANNEL, INC. (1)
* 2003/0142,129 Content processing and distribution systems and processes 17 2002
 
MYDTV, INC. (2)
* 2002/0083,468 System and method for generating metadata for segments of a video program 69 2001
6,651,253 Interactive system and method for generating metadata for programming events 91 2001
 
UPC Broadband Operations BV (2)
* 8,826,365 Media playout system 0 2003
* 2004/0003,414 Media playout system 1 2003
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (3)
7,185,355 Program guide system with preference profiles 279 1998
* 2009/0070,817 Program guide system with preference profiles 54 2007
8,806,536 Program guide system with preference profiles 0 2012
 
NAVIC SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 2002/0069,404 Targeted promotion deployment 29 2001
 
COLDSPARK, INC. (1)
* 2010/0115,546 INTERACTIVE SPECIAL EVENTS VIDEO SIGNAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM 1 2009
 
Covx Technology Ireland, Ltd. (1)
* 2010/0003,267 ANTI-ANGIOGENIC COMPOUNDS 1 2009
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (16)
* 2004/0003,407 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 48 2003
* 2005/0010,949 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 103 2004
* 2005/0147,247 Interactive television systems having POD modules and methods for use in the same 24 2004
* 2006/0277,574 System and method for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 55 2006
* 2008/0077,958 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 3 2007
* 2008/0196,053 Program guide system with monitoring of advertisement usage and user activities 9 2007
* 2008/0189,742 Interactive television program guide with remote access 43 2007
* 2008/0189,744 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 68 2007
* 2008/0184,308 Electronic program guide with related-program search feature 64 2007
* 2008/0184,310 Interactive program guide systems and processes 0 2007
* 2008/0184,296 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 10 2007
* 2008/0178,223 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 16 2007
* 2008/0127,265 System and method for displaying an electronic program guide 38 2007
* 2008/0127,266 System and method for displaying advertisements responsive to EPG information 45 2007
* 2010/0175,081 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH TARGETED ADVERTISEMENTS BASED ON FUNCTION BUTTONS AND NON-PROGRAMMING OPTIONS 10 2009
* 2011/0035,770 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING ADVERTISEMENT RESPONSIVE TO EPG INFORMATION 3 2010
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (24)
6,698,020 Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion 856 1998
7,168,086 Proxy for video on demand server control 41 1998
7,051,351 System and method of inserting advertisements into an information retrieval system display 127 1999
7,017,188 Method and apparatus for secure content delivery over broadband access networks 131 1999
6,763,370 Method and apparatus for content protection in a secure content delivery system 149 1999
6,374,402 Method and apparatus for installation abstraction in a secure content delivery system 312 1999
7,730,169 Business method and system for serving third party software applications 13 2000
* 7,673,315 System and method for providing program criteria representing audio and/or visual programming 69 2000
7,392,532 Interactive video programming methods 71 2003
7,690,039 Method and apparatus for content protection in a secure content delivery system 13 2004
* 2005/0021,613 Method and apparatus for content protection in a secure content delivery system 49 2004
* 2006/0117,351 Content recordation techniques 10 2004
7,916,631 Load balancing in set top cable box environment 5 2005
* 2006/0031,405 System and method of inserting advertisements into an information retrieval system display 57 2005
8,099,758 Policy based composite file system and method 14 2005
7,865,919 Proxy for video on demand server control 1 2005
* 2006/0095,945 Proxy for video on demand server control 11 2005
7,707,641 Method and apparatus for secure content delivery over broadband access networks 16 2006
* 2006/0272,023 Method and apparatus for secure content delivery over broadband access networks 30 2006
7,797,372 Serving software applications from servers for client computers 12 2008
* 2008/0189,361 METHOD FOR SERVIING THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS FROM SERVERS TO CLIENT COMPUTERS 14 2008
* 9,202,221 Content recommendations based on browsing information 0 2008
* 2010/0064,040 CONTENT RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON BROWSING INFORMATION 8 2008
8,612,514 Serving software applications from servers to client computers 0 2010
 
Meevee, Inc. (4)
7,444,660 System and method for generating metadata for video programming events 24 2001
* 2002/0152,474 System and method for generating metadata for video programming events 32 2001
7,367,043 System and method for generating metadata for programming events 64 2001
* 2002/0092,031 System and method for generating metadata for programming events 29 2001
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (5)
6,731,295 Graphics display system with window descriptors 8 1999
6,661,422 Video and graphics system with MPEG specific data transfer commands 67 2000
7,256,790 Video and graphics system with MPEG specific data transfer commands 24 2003
7,598,962 Graphics display system with window descriptors 2 2004
* 2004/0150,652 Graphics display system with window descriptors 1 2004
 
AT&T BLS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC. (1)
* 2009/0083,141 METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR DETECTING AND PREDICTING USER CONTENT INTEREST 3 2007
 
ROVI SOLUTIONS CORPORATION (3)
8,438,601 Resource management for a networked personal video recording system 12 2003
8,737,801 Methods and apparatus for client aggregation of television programming in a networked personal video recording system 1 2008
* 2009/0034,935 Methods and Apparatus for Client Aggregation of Television Programming in a Networked Personal Video Recording System 5 2008
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (326)
6,239,794 Method and system for simultaneously displaying a television program and information about the program 328 1995
* 6,157,413 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 234 1995
* 6,028,599 Database for use in method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 195 1996
6,477,705 Method and apparatus for transmitting, storing, and processing electronic program guide data for on-screen display 190 1996
* 6,453,471 Electronic programming guide with movie preview 176 1997
* 6,064,376 Adjustable program guide display system 184 1997
* 6,002,394 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 893 1997
6,323,911 System and method for using television schedule information 351 1997
6,604,240 Interactive television program guide system with operator showcase 79 1997
6,564,379 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 177 1998
6,177,931 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 1708 1998
6,665,869 Program guide application interface system 135 1998
7,487,529 Electronic program guide system with advertising messages in pop-ups 138 1998
6,742,183 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 135 1998
* 6,072,460 Systems and methods for presenting a television program guide 98 1999
7,603,684 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 26 1999
6,563,515 Program guide system with video window browsing 180 1999
6,342,926 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 73 1999
7,051,360 Interactive television program guide with selectable languages 37 1999
6,505,348 Multiple interactive electronic program guide system and methods 421 1999
* 6,526,577 Enhanced interactive program guide 263 1999
7,003,792 Smart agent based on habit, statistical inference and psycho-demographic profiling 241 1999
6,542,169 Systems and methods for presenting an interactive user interface 29 2000
6,922,843 Interactive television program guide system with multiple account parental control 76 2000
8,850,477 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 4 2001
* 2003/0005,445 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 221 2001
8,578,403 Systems and methods for improved audience measuring 0 2001
* 2002/0056,087 Systems and methods for improved audience measuring 143 2001
8,255,961 Systems and methods for caching data in media-on-demand systems 2 2001
6,606,128 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 67 2001
8,156,528 Personal video recorder systems and methods 6 2002
7,039,935 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 109 2002
* 2002/0120,933 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 61 2002
9,113,122 Method and apparatus for time-shifting video and text in a text-enhanced television program 0 2002
* 2006/0271,980 Method and apparatus for time-shifting video and text in a text-enhanced television program 33 2002
7,421,724 Systems and methods for displaying information regions in an interactive electronic program guide 35 2002
* 8,793,738 Television system with downloadable features 0 2003
* 2003/0167,473 Television system with downloadable features 19 2003
7,047,547 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 36 2003
7,493,646 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 14 2003
7,385,586 Systems and methods for presenting an interactive user interface 3 2003
* 2004/0045,024 Systems and methods for presenting an interactive user interface 1 2003
7,814,421 Program guide system with video window browsing 9 2003
7,814,511 Systems and methods for digitizing video related to products 9 2003
* 2003/0177,497 Video clipping system and method 28 2003
* 8,156,529 System and method for preprogrammed purchasing of television offered products 0 2003
* 2003/0182,658 System and method for preprogrammed purchasing of television offered products 47 2003
7,493,641 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 108 2003
7,480,929 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 89 2003
* 2003/0188,310 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 157 2003
* 2003/0163,813 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 157 2003
8,296,802 Interactive program guide systems and processes 0 2003
* 2004/0049,783 Interactive program guide systems and processes 62 2003
7,624,410 Program guide application interface system 5 2003
7,984,468 Systems and methods for providing program suggestions in an interactive television program guide 14 2003
* 2005/0102,696 Systems and methods for providing program suggestions in an interactive television program guide 42 2003
7,996,864 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 29 2003
* 2004/0073,920 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 8 2003
* 2004/0078,815 Interactive program guide systems and processes 117 2003
7,552,459 Information system 29 2003
* 2005/0028,201 Information system 60 2003
7,853,120 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 4 2004
* 2004/0208,477 VIDEO RECORDER HAVING USER EXTENDED AND AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED TIME SLOTS 8 2004
7,503,055 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 52 2004
* 2004/0168,189 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 85 2004
8,205,232 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 3 2004
8,713,595 Interactive program guide systems and processes 0 2004
* 2004/0216,160 Interactive program guide systems and processes 72 2004
7,493,643 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 27 2004
* 2004/0226,042 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 45 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
* 7,634,786 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 31 2004
* 2005/0155,056 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 166 2004
8,973,056 Interactive program guide system providing an application program interface for non-program guide applications 2 2004
* 2005/0283,800 Interactive television program guide system that serves as a portal 136 2004
8,046,801 Interactive television program guide with remote access 98 2004
* 2005/0028,208 Interactive television program guide with remote access 610 2004
* 2005/0028,218 Schedule system with enhanced recording capability 59 2004
8,762,492 Electronic mail reminder for an internet television program guide 0 2004
7,287,267 Program guide system with advertisements 55 2004
* 2005/0216,936 Program guide system with advertisements 81 2004
8,689,259 Home entertainment system and method of its operation 0 2004
* 2005/0198,668 Home entertainment system and method of its operation 77 2004
* 2005/0229,213 Systems and methods for multi-tuner recording 78 2005
* 2005/0278,768 Internet television program guide system 17 2005
8,566,871 Multiple interactive electronic program guide system and methods 0 2005
* 2005/0251,822 Multiple interactive electronic program guide system and methods 89 2005
8,006,263 Interactive television program guide with remote access 38 2005
* 2006/0031,883 Interactive television program guide with remote access 137 2005
7,603,685 Program guide system with combination category search 71 2005
* 2006/0095,937 Program guide system with combination category search 26 2005
8,582,946 Systems and methods for recording programs using a network recording device as supplemental storage 2 2005
9,113,107 Interactive advertising and program promotion in an interactive television system 1 2005
8,613,024 Cross-platform predictive popularity ratings for use in interactive television applications 15 2005
* 2007/0136,753 Cross-platform predictive popularity ratings for use in interactive television applications 88 2005
9,015,736 Systems and methods for episode tracking in an interactive media environment 0 2005
* 2007/0157,222 Systems and methods for managing content 16 2005
* 2007/0157,249 Systems and methods for episode tracking in an interactive media environment 65 2005
7,487,527 Interactive television program guide with selectable languages 30 2006
* 2006/0143,655 Interactive television program guide with selectable languages 130 2006
8,457,475 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 4 2006
* 2006/0140,584 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 122 2006
8,613,020 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 19 2006
* 2006/0156,336 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 52 2006
8,010,979 Electronic program guide using markup language 4 2006
* 2006/0288,366 Interactive television program guide system with local advertisements 48 2006
7,890,490 Systems and methods for providing advanced information searching in an interactive media guidance application 16 2006
* 2008/0046,935 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING PROGRAM GUIDE INFORMATION 14 2006
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 39 2006
8,209,424 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 0 2006
8,087,047 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 13 2007
7,913,278 Interactive television program guide with remote access 32 2007
* 2008/0010,655 Interactive television program guide with remote access 41 2007
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 11 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
8,745,661 Systems and methods for providing enhanced sports watching media guidance 3 2007
8,640,165 Systems and methods for providing enhanced sports watching media guidance 1 2007
8,281,341 Systems and methods for providing media guidance planners 2 2007
* 2008/0066,106 Systems and methods for providing media guidance planners 37 2007
* 2008/0062,318 Systems and methods for providing enhanced sports watching media guidance 31 2007
* 2008/0059,884 Systems and methods for providing media guidance planners 15 2007
9,237,369 Interactive television program guide system having multiple devices within a household 0 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
8,768,147 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 0 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 51 2007
8,087,050 Client-server electronic program guide 9 2007
7,827,582 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 13 2007
* 7,774,812 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 10 2007
* 2008/0288,980 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 60 2007
* 2008/0276,275 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 12 2007
* 2008/0189,743 Interactive television program guide with remote access 42 2007
* 2008/0184,301 Interactive television system with programming-related links 25 2007
* 2008/0184,303 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 5 2007
* 2008/0184,297 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 35 2007
* 2008/0115,169 Client-server electronic program guide 46 2007
8,327,403 Systems and methods for providing remote program ordering on a user device via a web server 31 2007
8,107,977 Cross-platform messaging 0 2007
* 2009/0069,038 Cross-platform messaging 24 2007
* 2008/0184,319 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TIME-SHIFTING VIDEO AND TEXT IN A TEXT-ENHANCED TELEVISION PROGRAM 32 2008
8,739,210 Systems and methods for presenting an interactive user interface 0 2008
8,589,976 Program guide system with real-time data sources 1 2008
8,146,117 Program guide system with real-time data sources 5 2008
* 2008/0307,460 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REAL-TIME DATA SOURCES 9 2008
* 2008/0263,599 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REAL-TIME DATA SOURCES 15 2008
8,989,561 Systems and methods for alerting users of the postponed recording of programs 1 2008
8,601,526 Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information 6 2008
* 2009/0313,658 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING MEDIA CONTENT AND MEDIA GUIDANCE INFORMATION 7 2008
8,624,908 Systems and methods of transitioning from buffering video to recording video 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 1 2008
* 7,930,719 Interactive television program guide with selectable languages 9 2008
7,779,445 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 51 2009
8,352,978 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 1 2009
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
7,873,973 Program guide system with combination category search 2 2009
* 2010/0115,413 Interactive Computer System For Providing Television Schedule Information 35 2009
* 2010/0115,541 Interactive Computer System for Providing Television Schedule Information 41 2009
* 2009/0320,071 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH COMBINATION CATEGORY SEARCH 1 2009
* 2010/0175,080 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING ADVERTISING AND T-COMMERCE TRANSACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH CONTENT STORED ON A STORAGE MEDIUM 28 2009
8,931,008 Promotional philosophy for a video-on-demand-related interactive display within an interactive television application 0 2009
9,014,546 Systems and methods for automatically detecting users within detection regions of media devices 0 2009
8,589,975 Electronic program guide with advance notification 4 2009
* 2010/0107,194 ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE WITH ADVANCE NOTIFICATION 58 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 5 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 5 2009
8,117,564 Systems and methods for generating a media guidance application with multiple perspective views 22 2009
* 2011/0078,729 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AUDIO CONTENT USING AN INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION 32 2009
* 2011/0078,020 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING POPULAR AUDIO ASSETS 4 2009
* 2011/0078,726 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING ADVERTISEMENTS USING A MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION 6 2009
* 2010/0262,938 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVE VIEWS 8 2009
* 2010/0262,995 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NAVIGATING A MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION WITH MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVE VIEWS 14 2009
7,805,742 Program guide application interface system 5 2009
* 2010/0175,078 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH TARGETED ADVERTISING 37 2009
8,490,138 Channel searching by content type 0 2009
* 2010/0154,005 CHANNEL SEARCHING BY CONTENT TYPE 2 2009
8,176,516 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 2 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
9,201,627 Systems and methods for transferring content between user equipment and a wireless communications device 1 2010
* 2011/0163,939 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSFERRING CONTENT BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENT AND A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE 17 2010
8,612,310 Method and system for commerce in media program related merchandise 1 2010
* 2010/0192,172 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH MONITORING OF ADVERTISEMENT USAGE AND USER ACTIVITIES 14 2010
8,255,952 Interactive television system with programming-related links 18 2010
9,003,451 Internet television program guide system 1 2010
* 2010/0211,975 INTERNET TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM 47 2010
* 2010/0211,636 MANAGEMENT OF PROFILES FOR INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATIONS 27 2010
9,307,278 Systems and methods for reducing cut-offs in program recording 0 2010
8,272,011 Method and system for displaying advertisements between schedule listings 8 2010
9,122,701 Systems and methods for providing media content listings according to points of interest 0 2010
9,204,193 Systems and methods for media detection and filtering using a parental control logging application 0 2010
9,185,449 Interactive television program guide system having multiple devices within a household 1 2010
* 2010/0251,303 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE DEVICES WITHIN A HOUSEHOLD 11 2010
9,167,196 Systems and methods for trimming recorded content using a media guidance application 1 2010
8,453,174 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 1 2010
* 2011/0041,150 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING ADVERTISING, VIDEO, AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE LISTING 32 2010
8,893,194 Personal video recorder systems and methods 3 2010
8,528,032 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 9 2010
8,281,345 Personal video recorder systems and methods 7 2010
* 2010/0310,227 PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER SYSTEMS AND METHODS 10 2010
* 2010/0313,238 PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER SYSTEMS AND METHODS 16 2010
* 2010/0310,230 CLIENT-SERVER BASED INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REMOTE SERVER RECORDING 1 2010
8,370,884 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 17 2010
8,024,763 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 5 2010
7,971,222 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 33 2010
* 2010/0319,041 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SYSTEMS WITH DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDING AND ADJUSTABLE REMINDERS 16 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
8,321,896 Systems and methods for capturing and storing a product-related video frame 0 2010
* 2011/0078,745 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CAPTURING VIDEO RELATED TO PRODUCTS 38 2010
8,161,514 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 2 2010
* 2011/0004,905 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH VIDEO-ON-DEMAND BROWSING 1 2010
9,197,916 Systems and methods for communicating and enforcing viewing and recording limits for media-on-demand 0 2010
9,326,016 Systems and methods for mirroring and transcoding media content 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 5 2010
9,015,750 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 0 2010
* 2011/0088,060 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING USER VALUES FOR DEMOGRAPHIC CATEGORIES 3 2010
* 2011/0176,787 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED RECORDING OPTIONS OF MEDIA CONTENT 9 2010
* 2011/0167,451 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING, STORING AND PROCESSING ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE DATA FOR ON-SCREEN DISPLAY 10 2010
9,137,491 Methods and systems for forced advertising 0 2010
* 2011/0126,227 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FORCED ADVERTISING 3 2010
8,532,466 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 1 2010
* 2011/0194,841 VIDEO RECORDER HAVING USER EXTENDED AND AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED TIME SLOTS 1 2010
9,071,372 Methods and devices for presenting an interactive media guidance application 1 2010
* 2011/0099,573 PROGRAM GUIDE APPLICATION INTERFACE SYSTEM 4 2010
8,479,233 Interactive television program guide with selectable languages 8 2011
8,620,769 Method and systems for checking that purchasable items are compatible with user equipment 1 2011
* 2011/0179,454 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMERCE IN MEDIA PROGRAM RELATED MERCHANDISE 33 2011
* 2011/0179,129 TELEVISION MESSAGE SYSTEM 10 2011
9,113,207 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 0 2011
* 2011/0185,387 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTEXTUALLY LINKING TELEVISION PROGRAM INFORMATION 32 2011
8,381,248 Program guide system with combination category search 0 2011
* 2011/0191,806 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH COMBINATION CATEGORY SEARCH 19 2011
* 2011/0197,231 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING EPG DATABASE FOR MODIFYING ADVERTISEMENTS 1 2011
8,887,184 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 2 2011
* 2011/0202,958 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING REMOTE ACCESS TO INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATIONS 1 2011
9,124,932 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 0 2011
8,799,971 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 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
8,949,901 Methods and systems for customizing viewing environment preferences in a viewing environment control application 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
8,595,767 Methods and systems for selecting a package of videos 4 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
8,959,547 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 0 2011
8,565,797 Cross-platform messaging 0 2011
9,232,254 Client-server based interactive television guide with server recording 0 2011
9,218,122 Systems and methods for transferring settings across devices based on user gestures 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
8,918,811 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 0 2012
9,084,006 Interactive television program guide system having multiple devices within a household 1 2012
9,015,739 Systems and methods for improved audience measuring 0 2012
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
8,792,776 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 7 2012
9,253,262 Systems and methods for connecting media devices through web sockets 0 2013
8,572,654 Program guide system with combination category search 2 2013
9,066,147 Program guide system with advertisements 0 2013
9,307,281 User defined rules for assigning destinations of content 0 2013
9,197,943 Electronic program guide with related-program search feature 0 2013
9,226,012 Systems and methods for providing a program as a gift using an interactive application 1 2013
8,806,546 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 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
8,904,439 Program guide system with combination category search 0 2013
9,100,686 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2013
8,978,088 Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information 0 2013
9,344,768 Program guide system with real-time data sources 0 2013
8,732,779 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 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
9,118,978 Systems and methods for capturing and storing an image related to a media asset 0 2014
9,264,656 Systems and methods for managing storage space 0 2014
8,806,538 Information system 4 2014
8,918,818 Television chat system 0 2014
9,055,322 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 1 2014
8,949,906 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 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
9,407,854 Systems and methods for providing enhanced sports watching media guidance 0 2014
9,215,397 Systems and methods for providing enhanced sports watching media guidance 0 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
9,282,362 Systems and methods for caching data in media-on-demand systems 0 2014
9,148,703 Interactive television system with programming-related links 0 2014
9,197,936 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 0 2014
9,106,947 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2014
9,084,016 Program guide system with combination category search 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
9,137,579 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 0 2014
9,161,086 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 0 2015
9,414,120 Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information 0 2015
9,294,817 Program guide system with combination category search 0 2015
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
 
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* 2010/0262,260 ACTUATED PROSTHESIS FOR AMPUTESS 21 2010
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (27)
7,383,564 Video on demand methods and systems 11 2001
* 2001/0027,563 Video on demand methods and systems 54 2001
7,386,874 Video on demand methods and systems 16 2004
* 2005/0028,197 Video on demand methods and systems 6 2004
7,363,646 Video on demand methods and systems 4 2004
* 2005/0034,162 Video on demand methods and systems 15 2004
7,913,283 Video on demand methods and systems 3 2004
* 2005/0044,568 Video on demand methods and systems 10 2004
7,885,517 Scheduling the recording of television programs 3 2005
7,676,138 Television program pause for interactive sessions 3 2005
* 2005/0196,138 Scheduling the recording of television programs 0 2005
* 2005/0196,136 Scheduling the recording of television programs 4 2005
7,493,647 Video on demand 9 2005
* 2006/0010,478 Video on demand 5 2005
7,793,325 Video on demand methods and systems 1 2008
* 2008/0148,323 VIDEO ON DEMAND METHODS AND SYSTEMS 13 2008
* 2008/0196,070 VIDEO ON DEMAND METHODS AND SYSTEMS 18 2008
* 2011/0041,154 Content Recognition and Synchronization on a Television or Consumer Electronics Device 12 2009
* 2010/0111,493 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING PROMOTIONS WITH RECORDED PROGRAMS 3 2009
* 2010/0153,885 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTERACTING WITH ADVANCED DISPLAYS PROVIDED BY AN INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION 43 2009
* 2010/0180,300 FEATURES FOR USE WITH ADVANCED SET-TOP APPLICATIONS ON INTERACTIVE TELEVISON SYSTEMS 43 2009
8,998,720 Media appliance 0 2010
* 2011/0083,141 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SYSTEMS HAVING POD MODULES AND METHODS FOR USE IN THE SAME 8 2010
9,307,291 User controlled multi-device media-on-demand system 0 2011
9,161,087 User controlled multi-device media-on-demand system 0 2011
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
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (NOW AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.) (7)
8,219,411 Methods, systems, and products for targeting advertisements 5 2009
8,224,662 Methods, systems, and products for developing tailored content 2 2009
* 2009/0292,703 Methods, Systems, and Products for Developing Tailored Content 13 2009
7,934,227 Methods and systems for capturing commands 1 2009
* 2010/0083,298 Methods and Systems for Capturing Commands 13 2009
8,856,841 Methods, systems, and products for customizing content-access lists 1 2010
* 2010/0122,275 Methods, Systems, and Products for Customizing Content-Access Lists 3 2010
 
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* 9,247,207 System to provide index and metadata for content on demand 0 2004
* 2009/0070,836 SYSTEM TO PROVIDE INDEX AND METADATA FOR CONTENT ON DEMAND 15 2004
* 9,191,709 Digital ad insertion for video-on-demand 0 2005
* 2012/0030,704 Digital Ad Insertion for Video-On-Demand 17 2005
8,281,333 Smart carousel 0 2009
8,843,982 Smart carousel 0 2012
 
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7,958,505 Systems and methods for distributing software for a host device in a cable system 3 2009
 
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7,877,766 Method and system of providing a non-skippable sub-advertisement stream 21 2000
 
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