US Patent No: 5,805,763

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System and method for automatically recording programs in an interactive viewing system

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A program recording system is provided to allow a user of an interactive viewing system to record a preselected program. The interactive viewing system includes at least one program guide that allows user selection of a program for recording. In response to the user selection, the system sets a record tag that is associated with the selected program and identifies the selected program for recording. The record tag is monitored and, at the appropriate time, prompts the system to control the recording of the selected program.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATIONSANTA CLARA, CA397

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lawler, Frank A Seattle, WA 13 3470
Matthews, III Joseph H Redmond, WA 39 9252

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* 2004/0040,035 Use of messages in or associated with program signal streams by set-top terminals 72 2003
* 2004/0015,999 Program storage, retrieval and management based on segmentation messages 70 2003
8,392,952 Programming content processing and management system and method 1 2004
* 2004/0244,058 Programming content processing and management system and method 76 2004
7,610,606 Technique for effectively providing various entertainment services through a communications network 14 2004
* 2005/0120,377 Technique for effectively providing various entertainment services through a communications network 22 2004
9,386,327 Secondary content insertion apparatus and methods 0 2006
9,503,691 Methods and apparatus for enhanced advertising and promotional delivery in a network 0 2008
8,752,104 Technique for effectively providing various entertainment services through a communications network 0 2009
* 2010/0050,218 Technique for effectively providing various entertainment services through a communications network 4 2009
9,021,535 Methods and apparatus for providing virtual content over a network 0 2012
8,938,763 Personal content server apparatus and methods 0 2012
9,003,463 Program storage, retrieval and management based on segmentation messages 0 2012
8,893,206 Program storage, retrieval and management based on segmentation messages 0 2012
9,325,710 Personal content server apparatus and methods 0 2013
9,307,285 Use of messages in or associated with program signal streams by set-top terminals 0 2013
9,264,761 Use of messages in or associated with program signal streams by set-top terminals 0 2013
9,503,767 Program storage, retrieval and management based on segmentation messages 0 2014
9,351,027 Program storage, retrieval and management based on segmentation messages 0 2014
 
RAKUTEN, INC. (2)
* 7,117,441 Grid-based system and method for interacting with electronic program guide grid 15 2002
* 2004/0100,485 Grid-based system and method for interacting with electronic program guide grid 1 2002
 
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
* 6,947,156 Remote control apparatus and system in which identification or control information is obtained from a device to be controlled 23 1997
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
* 2004/0078,831 System for receiving and storing an integrated data stream representative of a plurality of broadcasted television programs scheduled for simultaneous presentation on a corresponding plurality of assigned broadcast channels enabling viewers to subsequently extract selected programs from stored data stream for viewing 1 2002
* 7,707,602 Squeezable rebroadcast files 97 2005
7,526,787 Method to remotely provide television broadcast recording services to broadcast television service subscribers 1 2008
 
ODS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P. (1)
* 2008/0182,651 Interactive wagering systems and methods for recording wagering events 5 2007
 
HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD. (1)
* 2009/0300,700 REPLAYABLE TV SYSTEM 1 2008
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (16)
6,312,336 Electronic game guide system 195 1999
7,149,309 Time-dependent authorization 4 1999
* 6,664,984 Method and system for identification of pay-per-view programming 11 2000
* 2002/0129,383 Apparatus for a cosumer controlled selective recording device for interactive television 8 2001
7,861,272 Networked subscriber television distribution 15 2001
7,908,625 Networked multimedia system 12 2003
8,127,326 Proximity detection using wireless connectivity in a communications system 5 2003
8,094,640 Full duplex wideband communications system for a local coaxial network 5 2004
8,046,806 Multiroom point of deployment module 12 2005
7,876,998 DVD playback over multi-room by copying to HDD 14 2005
8,627,385 Systems and methods for operating a peripheral record playback device in a networked multimedia system 6 2007
8,230,470 Full duplex wideband communications system for a local coaxial network 3 2008
8,966,550 Home communication systems 0 2008
8,280,229 DVD playback over multi-room by copying to HDD 3 2008
7,870,584 Interactive program guide with selectable updating 19 2009
8,549,567 Media content sharing over a home network 3 2009
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO, INC. (1)
9,319,735 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 0 2003
 
ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C. (47)
* 8,607,297 Remote setting of recording timers 1 2004
* 2005/0097,607 Remote setting of recording timers 9 2004
8,165,450 Methods and apparatus for filtering content in a video stream using text data 4 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 27 2008
8,244,106 Apparatus and methods for resolving recording conflicts of a digital video recorder 1 2009
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
8,437,617 Method and apparatus for modifying the presentation of content 0 2009
8,934,758 Methods and apparatus for presenting supplemental content in association with recorded content 3 2010
* 8,584,167 Electronic programming guides combining stored content information and content provider schedule information 25 2011
* 2012/0311,634 Electronic Programming Guides Combining Stored Content Information and Content Provider Schedule Information 29 2011
8,850,476 Backwards guide 23 2011
8,447,170 Automatically recording supplemental content 31 2011
8,763,027 Recording additional channels of a shared multi-channel transmitter 18 2011
8,606,088 System and method for memory jumping within stored instances of content 25 2011
9,357,159 Grouping and presenting content 2 2011
8,959,566 Storing and reading multiplexed content 18 2011
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
9,185,331 Storing multiple instances of content 9 2011
8,627,349 User interface 26 2011
8,726,309 Methods and apparatus for presenting substitute content in an audio/video stream using text data 1 2012
9,077,948 Apparatus and methods for resolving recording conflicts of a digital video recorder 0 2012
8,660,412 System and method for dynamically adjusting recording parameters 25 2012
9,088,763 Recording additional channels of a shared multi-channel transmitter 14 2012
8,959,544 Descrambling of multiple television channels 18 2013
9,489,981 Successive initialization of television channel recording 0 2013
9,043,843 Transfer of television programs from channel-specific files to program-specific files 14 2013
8,997,153 EPG realignment 16 2013
9,412,413 Electronic programming guide 0 2013
9,177,605 Recording of multiple television channels 11 2013
9,031,385 Television receiver storage management 15 2013
8,989,562 Facilitating concurrent recording of multiple television channels 15 2013
8,819,761 Recording of multiple television channels 18 2013
9,202,524 Electronic programming guide 6 2013
9,055,274 Altering presentation of received content based on use of closed captioning elements as reference locations 16 2013
9,113,222 Electronic programming guides combining stored content information and content provider schedule information 12 2013
9,264,779 User interface 7 2013
9,350,937 System and method for dynamically adjusting recording parameters 2 2014
9,357,260 Methods and apparatus for presenting substitute content in an audio/video stream using text data 0 2014
9,361,940 Recording of multiple television channels 2 2014
9,177,606 Multi-program playback status display 9 2014
9,349,412 EPG realignment 2 2015
9,269,397 Television receiver storage management 6 2015
9,489,982 Television receiver storage management 0 2015
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (2)
8,151,298 Method and system for embedding information into streaming media 13 2002
8,060,906 Method and apparatus for interactively retrieving content related to previous query results 15 2003
 
INTEL CORPORATION (4)
* 8,607,269 Electronic program guide for obtaining past, current, and future programs 5 2002
* 2003/0177,495 Electronic program guide for obtaining past, current, and future programs 81 2002
* 2003/0237,097 Peer to peer broadcast acquisition 39 2002
9,113,220 Electronic program guide for obtaining past, current, and future programs 0 2013
 
LODGENET (1)
* 7,272,844 Lodging entertainment system with guest-selected time shifting 19 2000
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (3)
* 8,413,196 Audio visual architecture 0 2005
* 2006/0114,727 Audio visual architecture 2 2005
8,510,465 Method and system for distributing art 0 2007
 
MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC., AS AGENT (2)
* 2012/0137,326 COMBINATION OF RECORDED PROGRAM INDEX AND EPG 1 2012
9,055,341 Combination of recorded program index and EPG 0 2012
 
LODGENET INTERACTIVE CORPORATION (1)
* 2007/0234,390 Lodging entertainment system with guest-selected time shifting 2 2007
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (3)
* 6,732,367 Interactive television program guide system with title and description blocking 91 1998
* 8,806,536 Program guide system with preference profiles 0 2012
* 2013/0007,808 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH PREFERENCE PROFILES 3 2012
 
NEWS AMERICA PUBLICATIONS INC. (2)
8,875,187 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with scan feature 0 2009
* 2010/0180,302 ELECTRONIC TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SCHEDULE SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH SCAN FEATURE 3 2009
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
* 6,557,016 Data processing apparatus for facilitating data selection and data processing 8 2001
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (2)
* 2005/0204,388 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive television program guide 300 2004
* 2005/0240,968 Series recording options using an interactive television program guide 79 2005
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (11)
* 6,785,901 Altering locks on programming content 64 2000
7,581,238 Program episodes recording 5 2002
8,370,744 User interface for operating a computer from a distance 3 2002
* 2003/0234,804 User interface for operating a computer from a distance 54 2002
7,487,460 Interface for presenting data representations in a screen-area inset 3 2003
7,640,564 Recording resources indicators 8 2003
* 2004/0218,905 Recording resources indicators 61 2003
7,562,378 Methods and systems for constructing and editing electronic program guide lineups 3 2004
7,380,264 Systems for unifying heterogeneous multimedia tuners 31 2004
* 7,493,639 Interactive program summary panel 3 2005
* 2005/0160,452 Interactive program summary panel 40 2005
 
MEDIAPLATFORM, INC. (2)
6,922,702 System and method for assembling discrete data files into an executable file and for processing the executable file 8 2000
6,839,059 System and method for manipulation and interaction of time-based mixed media formats 41 2000
 
JLB VENTURES LLC (3)
7,836,149 Simulcast web page delivery 1 2008
8,108,487 Simulcast web page delivery 2 2010
8,468,215 Simulcast web page delivery 0 2012
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (10)
8,893,179 Apparatus and methods for providing and presenting customized channel information 0 2005
8,600,836 System for distributing packages and channels to a device 0 2005
8,571,570 Methods and apparatus for delivering regional parameters 0 2005
* 8,533,358 Methods and apparatus for fragmenting system information messages in wireless networks 0 2005
8,528,029 Apparatus and methods of open and closed package subscription 0 2005
* 2007/0115,929 Flexible system for distributing content to a device 12 2005
* 2007/0117,536 Methods and apparatus for delivering regional parameters 10 2005
* 2007/0106,522 System for distributing packages and channels to a device 21 2005
* 2007/0078,944 Apparatus and methods for delivering and presenting auxiliary services for customizing a channel 11 2005
8,171,250 Method and apparatus for delivering content based on receivers characteristics 2 2009
 
TH0MSON LICENSING S.A. (1)
* 2005/0071,884 Module and process for inter-user communication 3 2004
 
PIONEER DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0126,587 Apparatus for recording and playing back information 1 2002
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (23)
8,069,461 On-screen program guide with interactive programming recommendations 4 2006
* 2007/0250,861 On-screen program guide with interactive programming recommendations 6 2006
8,418,217 Systems and methods for accessing media content 0 2006
* 2008/0060,038 Systems and methods for accessing media content 10 2006
8,566,874 Control tools for media content access systems and methods 27 2006
8,464,295 Interactive search graphical user interface systems and methods 9 2006
* 2008/0092,171 Control tools for media content access systems and methods 18 2006
8,510,780 Program guide navigation tools for media content access systems and methods 30 2006
8,028,313 Linear program guide for media content access systems and methods 1 2006
* 2008/0244,659 PROGRAM GUIDE NAVIGATION TOOLS FOR MEDIA CONTENT ACCESS SYSTEMS AND METHODS 4 2006
8,103,965 Media content recording and healing statuses 2 2007
8,726,159 Content level navigation systems and methods 1 2007
* 2008/0168,377 CONTENT LEVEL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS 3 2007
8,051,447 Condensed program guide for media content access systems and methods 8 2007
* 2009/0165,045 CONDENSED PROGRAM GUIDE FOR MEDIA CONTENT ACCESS SYSTEMS AND METHODS 28 2007
* 8,266,660 Portal for future episode information 0 2008
* 2010/0064,313 PORTAL FOR FUTURE EPISODE INFORMATION 2 2008
8,677,415 On-screen program guide with interactive programming recommendations 0 2011
8,881,217 Systems and methods for accessing media content 0 2013
8,935,728 Program guide navigation tools for media content access systems and methods 0 2013
8,973,040 Control tools for media content access systems and methods 0 2013
9,084,029 On-screen program guide with interactive programming recommendations 0 2014
9,167,190 Program guide navigation tools for media content access systems and methods 1 2015
 
WORLD THEATRE, INC. (4)
6,647,417 Music distribution systems 160 2000
7,233,781 System and method for emergency notification content delivery 224 2001
8,412,147 System and method for emergency notification content delivery 10 2006
9,147,338 System and method for emergency notification content delivery 1 2013
 
ALCATEL LUCENT (1)
* 2009/0210,913 METHOD OF CUSTOMER PVR TO NETWORK-BASED DVR SYNCHRONIZATION 14 2008
 
ROVI SOLUTIONS CORPORATION (3)
8,438,601 Resource management for a networked personal video recording system 12 2003
8,086,575 Methods and apparatus for integrating disparate media formats in a networked media system 16 2004
8,737,801 Methods and apparatus for client aggregation of television programming in a networked personal video recording system 1 2008
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (256)
6,564,378 Program guide system with browsing display 293 1998
7,487,529 Electronic program guide system with advertising messages in pop-ups 141 1998
7,603,684 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 27 1999
7,694,319 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation 29 1999
6,898,762 Client-server electronic program guide 302 1999
* 6,792,197 System and method for generating video taping reminders 30 1999
8,850,477 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 4 2001
7,895,624 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 16 2001
8,255,961 Systems and methods for caching data in media-on-demand systems 3 2001
7,650,621 Systems and methods for providing storage of data on servers in an on-demand media delivery system 61 2001
* 7,137,135 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 24 2002
* 2002/0129,366 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 28 2002
8,156,528 Personal video recorder systems and methods 7 2002
* 2002/0174,433 Personal video recorder systems and methods 95 2002
7,065,709 Client-server electronic program guide 111 2002
9,113,122 Method and apparatus for time-shifting video and text in a text-enhanced television program 0 2002
* 7,421,724 Systems and methods for displaying information regions in an interactive electronic program guide 35 2002
7,293,276 Interactive television program guide for recording enhanced video content 84 2002
* 2004/0103,434 Interactive television systems with conflict management capabilities 111 2002
* 2003/0126,607 Interactive television program guide for recording enhanced video content 60 2002
8,793,738 Television system with downloadable features 0 2003
7,493,646 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 14 2003
7,814,421 Program guide system with video window browsing 9 2003
7,761,892 Client server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 56 2003
* 2003/0149,988 Client server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 395 2003
* 2003/0198,462 Conflict Manager for a Video Recorder 72 2003
8,082,568 Electronic program guide with integrated program listings 21 2003
8,001,564 Electronic program guide with digital storage directory 13 2003
7,793,322 Electronic program guide with super-program sequence 29 2003
* 2003/0154,478 Electronic program guide with digital storage directory 21 2003
7,487,528 Program guide system with browsing display 22 2003
* 2003/0177,494 Program guide system with browsing display 17 2003
7,493,641 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 109 2003
7,480,929 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 89 2003
7,996,864 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 29 2003
7,853,120 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 4 2004
8,205,232 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 3 2004
* 2004/0210,935 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 89 2004
7,493,643 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 31 2004
* 2004/0226,042 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 47 2004
8,761,584 System and method for searching a database of television schedule information 1 2004
8,046,801 Interactive television program guide with remote access 104 2004
8,762,492 Electronic mail reminder for an internet television program guide 0 2004
8,229,283 System and method for quality marking of a recording 6 2005
* 2006/0222,325 System and method for quality marking of a recording 9 2005
8,566,871 Multiple interactive electronic program guide system and methods 0 2005
7,827,585 Electronic program guide with digital storage 12 2005
* 7,802,285 Client-server based interactive television program guide with server recording 17 2005
* 2005/0283,810 Client-server based interactive television program guide with server recording 61 2005
* 2005/0278,771 Electronic program guide with digital storage 6 2005
7,646,962 System and methods for recording and playing back programs having desirable recording attributes 9 2005
8,006,263 Interactive television program guide with remote access 41 2005
8,731,379 Systems and methods for recording programs with a network recording device upon failure of a user's equipment 0 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
9,015,736 Systems and methods for episode tracking in an interactive media environment 0 2005
8,607,287 Interactive media guidance system having multiple devices 9 2005
8,214,869 Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems 15 2005
7,765,235 Systems and methods for resolving conflicts and managing system resources in multimedia delivery systems 26 2005
* 2007/0174,336 Systems and methods for resolving conflicts and managing system resources in multimedia delivery systems 11 2005
8,457,475 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 4 2006
8,613,020 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 26 2006
8,752,094 Systems and methods for video-rich navigation 0 2006
8,010,979 Electronic program guide using markup language 4 2006
8,719,857 Systems and methods for providing parental control features in video mosaic environments 1 2006
7,784,081 Television program guide with a digital storage device and a secondary storage device 16 2006
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 39 2006
7,735,107 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2007
8,542,984 Advanced recording options for interactive media guidance application systems 1 2007
7,739,709 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 3 2007
* 2007/0199,030 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 12 2007
7,913,278 Interactive television program guide with remote access 34 2007
8,407,737 Systems and methods for providing a scan transport bar 1 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
8,776,125 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 1 2007
8,745,669 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 1 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
8,522,282 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 1 2007
8,181,200 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 0 2007
8,112,776 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 54 2007
8,087,048 Television program guide with a digital storage device 16 2007
8,087,050 Client-server electronic program guide 9 2007
7,870,585 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 15 2007
7,827,582 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 13 2007
* 7,624,411 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2007
* 2008/0276,275 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 12 2007
* 2008/0184,304 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 35 2007
* 2008/0184,313 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 42 2007
* 2008/0184,306 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 11 2007
8,413,185 Interactive television application with navigable cells and regions 1 2008
* 2008/0189,740 Interactive television application with navigable cells and regions 31 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
* 2008/0307,460 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REAL-TIME DATA SOURCES 10 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 7 2008
8,624,908 Systems and methods of transitioning from buffering video to recording video 1 2008
8,327,402 Methods and devices for presenting an interactive media guidance application 2 2008
7,917,933 Systems and methods for relocating media 38 2008
7,779,445 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 53 2009
7,673,314 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 55 2009
* 2009/0150,937 CLIENT-SERVER BASED INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REMOTE SERVER RECORDING 36 2009
8,352,978 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 1 2009
9,143,736 Systems and methods for managing local storage of on-demand content 0 2009
8,402,488 Systems and methods for creating custom video mosaic pages with local content 4 2009
* 2010/0175,080 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING ADVERTISING AND T-COMMERCE TRANSACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH CONTENT STORED ON A STORAGE MEDIUM 35 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
8,359,616 Systems and methods for automatically generating advertisements using a media guidance application 13 2009
* 2010/0158,479 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECORDING MULTIPLE PROGRAMS SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH A SINGLE TUNER 45 2009
8,549,563 Interactive television systems with conflict management capabilities 1 2009
* 2010/0153,986 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SYSTEMS WITH CONFLICT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES 5 2009
8,625,971 Systems and methods for recording and playing back programs having desirable recording attributes 2 2009
8,176,516 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 2 2009
8,001,563 Interactive program guide system and method 4 2009
8,863,170 System and method for metadata-linked advertisements 0 2009
8,291,461 Systems and methods for managing the distribution of on-demand media 0 2009
8,151,296 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation 4 2010
8,612,310 Method and system for commerce in media program related merchandise 1 2010
9,003,451 Internet television program guide system 1 2010
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
9,204,193 Systems and methods for media detection and filtering using a parental control logging application 1 2010
9,185,449 Interactive television program guide system having multiple devices within a household 1 2010
8,555,321 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 0 2010
8,522,287 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 0 2010
8,464,296 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 1 2010
* 8,176,521 Client server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 0 2010
* 2010/0319,026 CLIENT SERVER BASED INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REMOTE SERVER RECORDING 3 2010
7,895,622 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 0 2010
7,873,978 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2010
* 2010/0251,284 CLIENT-SERVER BASED INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REMOTE SERVER RECORDING 26 2010
8,453,174 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 1 2010
* 2010/0319,020 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADVERTISING TRAFFIC CONTROL AND BILLING 4 2010
8,893,194 Personal video recorder systems and methods 4 2010
8,528,032 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 10 2010
8,281,345 Personal video recorder systems and methods 7 2010
* 8,272,019 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2010
* 8,266,662 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 0 2010
* 8,091,110 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 18 2010
* 2010/0310,227 PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER SYSTEMS AND METHODS 11 2010
* 2010/0313,238 PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER SYSTEMS AND METHODS 16 2010
* 2010/0313,213 CLIENT-SERVER BASED INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REMOTE SERVER RECORDING 1 2010
* 2010/0313,221 CLIENT-SERVER BASED INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REMOTE SERVER RECORDING 0 2010
8,413,191 Program guide with a digital storage device 0 2010
8,370,884 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 17 2010
7,971,222 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 33 2010
8,646,005 Information system 9 2010
8,161,514 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 3 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
9,015,750 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 0 2010
* 2011/0167,451 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING, STORING AND PROCESSING ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE DATA FOR ON-SCREEN DISPLAY 10 2010
9,137,491 Methods and systems for forced advertising 0 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
8,424,038 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 1 2011
8,584,184 Systems and methods for relocating media 4 2011
* 2011/0131,607 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RELOCATING MEDIA 18 2011
8,413,193 Program guide with a digital storage device 0 2011
8,627,378 Systems and methods for creating aggregations of episodes of series programming in order 1 2011
8,620,769 Method and systems for checking that purchasable items are compatible with user equipment 1 2011
9,113,207 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 0 2011
* 2011/0249,951 INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TELEVISION SCHEDULE INFORMATION 1 2011
9,124,932 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 0 2011
9,088,827 Systems and methods for enhanced trick-play functions 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
9,049,073 Systems and methods for initializing allocations of transport streams based on historical data 1 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
8,584,172 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2011
8,578,413 Interactive television program guide with remote access 1 2011
8,621,512 Interactive television program guide with simultaneous watch and record capabilities 0 2011
9,118,958 Systems and methods for coordinating interactive and passive advertisement and merchandising opportunities 0 2011
8,448,215 Electronic program guide with digital storage 1 2011
9,232,254 Client-server based interactive television guide with server recording 0 2011
9,185,332 Systems and methods for providing a scan 1 2012
8,984,551 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation 0 2012
8,918,811 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 0 2012
9,402,103 Program guide system for recording television programs 0 2012
9,374,560 Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems 0 2012
9,084,006 Interactive television program guide system having multiple devices within a household 1 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
8,505,050 Electronic program guide for indicating availability of past programs in the future 1 2012
9,311,405 Search engine for video and graphics 0 2012
8,667,538 Methods and devices for presenting an interactive media guidance application 0 2012
8,683,517 Interactive television application with navigable cells and regions 0 2013
9,307,281 User defined rules for assigning destinations of content 0 2013
8,732,756 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 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
8,843,960 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2013
8,898,721 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2013
8,997,135 Program guide system for recording television programs 0 2013
8,904,435 Electronic program guide for indicating availability of past programs 0 2013
* 9,118,948 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 0 2013
* 2013/0279,887 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
8,909,032 Advanced recording options for interactive media guidance application systems 0 2013
8,955,013 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 1 2013
9,066,066 Interactive television systems with conflict management capabilities 0 2013
9,100,686 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2013
8,973,069 Systems and methods for relocating media 1 2013
9,344,768 Program guide system with real-time data sources 0 2013
* 9,055,318 Client-server based interactive guide with server storage 0 2013
8,938,764 Systems and methods for creating aggregations of episodes of series programming in order 0 2013
9,191,722 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2013
9,171,580 Systems and methods for recording and playing back programs having desirable recording attributes 0 2013
9,038,103 Systems and methods for content surfing 0 2013
9,423,936 Information system 0 2013
9,071,877 Interactive television application with navigable cells and regions 0 2014
* 9,032,445 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive television program guide 0 2014
* 2014/0169,770 SERIES REMINDERS AND SERIES RECORDING FROM AN INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE 2 2014
9,426,533 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive television program guide 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 1 2014
9,191,716 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 0 2014
9,055,322 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 1 2014
9,015,749 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2014
8,918,807 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2014
* 9,154,843 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 1 2014
* 9,021,538 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 2 2014
9,288,521 Systems and methods for updating media asset data based on pause point in the media asset 0 2014
9,027,058 Information system 0 2014
9,071,872 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 2 2014
9,125,169 Methods and systems for performing actions based on location-based rules 0 2014
9,043,844 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive television program guide 0 2014
9,215,504 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 0 2014
9,271,042 Method for generating time based preview image for a video stream 0 2014
9,282,362 Systems and methods for caching data in media-on-demand systems 0 2014
9,491,500 Personal video recorder systems and methods 0 2014
9,106,947 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2014
* 9,055,319 Interactive guide with recording 0 2014
9,191,719 Systems and methods for providing program suggestions in an interactive television program guide 0 2014
9,462,317 Systems and methods for providing storage of data on servers in an on-demand media delivery system 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
9,374,623 Interactive television application with navigable cells and regions 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
9,479,840 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive television program guide 0 2015
9,363,553 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2015
9,426,509 Client-server electronic program guide 0 2015
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (18)
6,313,851 User friendly remote system interface 127 1997
* 6,469,721 User friendly remote system interface with menu sizing 25 1999
6,344,865 User friendly remote system interface with menu scrolling 37 1999
6,931,657 Methods and arrangements for providing a novel television and multimedia viewing paradigm 46 2000
6,724,405 User friendly remote system interface 22 2001
7,774,816 Conflict manager for a video recorder 9 2003
7,562,309 User friendly remote system interface 3 2004
* 2004/0189,715 User friendly remote system interface 3 2004
7,093,273 Television and multimedia viewing paradigm 17 2005
* 2005/0198,689 Program selection mechanism governed by rate of program consumption 3 2005
* 2005/0185,933 Television and multimedia viewing paradigm 1 2005
* 2010/0111,493 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING PROMOTIONS WITH RECORDED PROGRAMS 3 2009
8,998,720 Media appliance 0 2010
9,307,291 User controlled multi-device media-on-demand system 1 2011
9,161,087 User controlled multi-device media-on-demand system 2 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
9,497,508 User controlled multi-device media-on-demand system 0 2015
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,662,366 Television receiver 8 2000
 
ARRIS ENTERPRISES, INC. (2)
* 9,219,930 Method and system for timing media stream modifications 0 2003
8,677,276 System and method of contextual pre-tuning 0 2012
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (2)
* 6,130,720 Method and apparatus for providing a variety of information from an information server 1 1997
* 2002/0133,820 Method and apparatus for producing program information and receiving apparatus for processing the program information 13 2002
 
AT&T CORP. (5)
* 2003/0163,815 Method and system for personalized multimedia delivery service 45 2001
* 2003/0030,752 Method and system for embedding information into streaming media 40 2002
* 2003/0120,748 Alternate delivery mechanisms of customized video streaming content to devices not meant for receiving video 11 2002
* 2003/0088,687 Method and apparatus for automatically converting source video into electronic mail messages 39 2002
* 2004/0025,180 Method and apparatus for interactively retrieving content related to previous query results 99 2003
 
NARAD NETWORKS, INC. (1)
* 2002/0199,205 Method and apparatus for delivering consumer entertainment services using virtual devices accessed over a high-speed quality-of-service-enabled communications network 24 2002
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