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 Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATIONSANTA CLARA, CA334

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lawler, Frank A Seattle, WA 13 3162
Matthews, III Joseph H Redmond, WA 38 8484

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PIONEER DISPLAY PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0126,587 Apparatus for recording and playing back information 1 2002
 
TH0MSON LICENSING S.A. (1)
* 2005/0071,884 Module and process for inter-user communication 3 2004
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
* 2008/0312,897 Programmable Device and Method of Previewing User-Programmed Events of Programmable Devices 0 2006
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (8)
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
* 2007/0106,522 System for distributing packages and channels to a device 20 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
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (21)
8,069,461 On-screen program guide with interactive programming recommendations 4 2006
8,418,217 Systems and methods for accessing media content 0 2006
* 2008/0060,038 Systems and methods for accessing media content 9 2006
8,566,874 Control tools for media content access systems and methods 19 2006
8,464,295 Interactive search graphical user interface systems and methods 4 2006
8,510,780 Program guide navigation tools for media content access systems and methods 19 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 3 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 6 2007
* 2009/0165,045 CONDENSED PROGRAM GUIDE FOR MEDIA CONTENT ACCESS SYSTEMS AND METHODS 20 2007
* 8,266,660 Portal for future episode information 0 2008
* 2010/0064,313 PORTAL FOR FUTURE EPISODE INFORMATION 1 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 0 2015
 
Savant Protection, Inc. (1)
* 2006/0031,937 Pre-emptive anti-virus protection of computing systems 13 2004
 
DEUTSCHE THOMSON-BRANDT GMBH (1)
* 2001/0012,323 Method and apparatus for bitrate control in a video or audio encoder 2 2001
 
OPENTV, INC. (3)
* 6,513,160 System and method for promoting viewer interaction in a television system 72 1998
* 2002/0056,094 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROMOTING VIEWER INTERACTION IN A TELEVISION SYSTEM 9 1998
* 2003/0093,806 Remote re-creation of data in a television system 53 2001
 
WORLD THEATRE, INC. (4)
6,647,417 Music distribution systems 142 2000
7,233,781 System and method for emergency notification content delivery 214 2001
8,412,147 System and method for emergency notification content delivery 7 2006
9,147,338 System and method for emergency notification content delivery 0 2013
 
ALCATEL LUCENT (1)
* 2009/0210,913 METHOD OF CUSTOMER PVR TO NETWORK-BASED DVR SYNCHRONIZATION 12 2008
 
TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
* 7,908,626 Network based digital information and entertainment storage and delivery system 23 2002
 
PDT INTERACTIVE, INC. (2)
8,116,611 Tuner sharing video recorder system architecture 4 2003
* 2004/0156,614 TUNER SHARING VIDEO RECORDER SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE 49 2003
 
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 8 2004
8,737,801 Methods and apparatus for client aggregation of television programming in a networked personal video recording system 0 2008
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (224)
6,564,378 Program guide system with browsing display 239 1998
7,487,529 Electronic program guide system with advertising messages in pop-ups 113 1998
7,603,684 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 24 1999
7,694,319 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation 23 1999
6,898,762 Client-server electronic program guide 271 1999
* 6,792,197 System and method for generating video taping reminders 25 1999
8,850,477 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 1 2001
7,895,624 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 14 2001
8,255,961 Systems and methods for caching data in media-on-demand systems 2 2001
7,650,621 Systems and methods for providing storage of data on servers in an on-demand media delivery system 43 2001
* 7,137,135 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 21 2002
* 2002/0129,366 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 22 2002
8,156,528 Personal video recorder systems and methods 6 2002
* 2002/0174,433 Personal video recorder systems and methods 82 2002
7,065,709 Client-server electronic program guide 84 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 29 2002
7,293,276 Interactive television program guide for recording enhanced video content 75 2002
* 2004/0103,434 Interactive television systems with conflict management capabilities 98 2002
* 2003/0126,607 Interactive television program guide for recording enhanced video content 49 2002
8,793,738 Television system with downloadable features 0 2003
7,493,646 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 12 2003
7,814,421 Program guide system with video window browsing 8 2003
7,761,892 Client server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 26 2003
* 2003/0198,462 Conflict Manager for a Video Recorder 62 2003
8,082,568 Electronic program guide with integrated program listings 14 2003
8,001,564 Electronic program guide with digital storage directory 11 2003
7,793,322 Electronic program guide with super-program sequence 26 2003
* 2003/0154,478 Electronic program guide with digital storage directory 19 2003
7,487,528 Program guide system with browsing display 19 2003
* 2003/0177,494 Program guide system with browsing display 15 2003
7,493,641 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 87 2003
7,480,929 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 79 2003
7,996,864 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 23 2003
7,853,120 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 3 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 80 2004
7,493,643 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 18 2004
* 2004/0226,042 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 42 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 71 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 3 2005
* 2006/0222,325 System and method for quality marking of a recording 7 2005
8,566,871 Multiple interactive electronic program guide system and methods 0 2005
7,827,585 Electronic program guide with digital storage 10 2005
* 7,802,285 Client-server based interactive television program guide with server recording 13 2005
* 2005/0283,810 Client-server based interactive television program guide with server recording 56 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 7 2005
8,006,263 Interactive television program guide with remote access 28 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 1 2005
9,113,107 Interactive advertising and program promotion in an interactive television system 0 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 3 2005
8,214,869 Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems 12 2005
7,765,235 Systems and methods for resolving conflicts and managing system resources in multimedia delivery systems 23 2005
* 2007/0174,336 Systems and methods for resolving conflicts and managing system resources in multimedia delivery systems 8 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 13 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 14 2006
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 29 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
7,913,278 Interactive television program guide with remote access 28 2007
8,407,737 Systems and methods for providing a scan transport bar 0 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 2 2007
8,768,147 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 0 2007
8,745,669 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 1 2007
8,615,782 System and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 2 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 37 2007
8,087,048 Television program guide with a digital storage device 14 2007
8,087,050 Client-server electronic program guide 6 2007
7,870,585 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 13 2007
7,827,582 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 12 2007
* 7,624,411 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2007
* 2008/0184,304 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 32 2007
* 2008/0184,313 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 38 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 24 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 0 2008
* 2008/0307,460 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REAL-TIME DATA SOURCES 6 2008
8,989,561 Systems and methods for alerting users of the postponed recording of programs 0 2008
8,601,526 Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information 4 2008
8,624,908 Systems and methods of transitioning from buffering video to recording video 0 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 20 2008
7,779,445 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 44 2009
7,673,314 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 53 2009
* 2009/0150,937 CLIENT-SERVER BASED INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REMOTE SERVER RECORDING 35 2009
8,352,978 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 0 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 3 2009
* 2010/0175,080 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING ADVERTISING AND T-COMMERCE TRANSACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH CONTENT STORED ON A STORAGE MEDIUM 22 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 9 2009
* 2010/0158,479 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RECORDING MULTIPLE PROGRAMS SIMULTANEOUSLY WITH A SINGLE TUNER 31 2009
8,549,563 Interactive television systems with conflict management capabilities 0 2009
* 2010/0153,986 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SYSTEMS WITH CONFLICT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES 4 2009
8,625,971 Systems and methods for recording and playing back programs having desirable recording attributes 1 2009
8,176,516 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 1 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 3 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
8,272,011 Method and system for displaying advertisements between schedule listings 5 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 0 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 2 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 21 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 2 2010
8,528,032 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 3 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 13 2010
* 2010/0310,227 PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER SYSTEMS AND METHODS 9 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 12 2010
7,971,222 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 28 2010
8,646,005 Information system 5 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
9,015,750 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 8 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 0 2010
8,424,038 Interactive media guide with media guidance interface 1 2011
8,584,184 Systems and methods for relocating media 1 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 0 2011
8,620,769 Method and systems for checking that purchasable items are compatible with user equipment 1 2011
9,113,207 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 0 2011
* 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 1 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 0 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
9,084,006 Interactive television program guide system having multiple devices within a household 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
8,505,050 Electronic program guide for indicating availability of past programs in the future 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
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 0 2013
8,806,546 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 0 2013
8,843,960 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2013
8,898,721 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
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 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
9,171,580 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
9,071,877 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 1 2014
8,806,538 Information system 2 2014
8,918,818 Television chat system 0 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 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 0 2014
9,027,058 Information system 0 2014
9,071,872 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 1 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
9,106,947 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
9,137,579 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 0 2014
9,237,371 Electronic program guide with digital storage 0 2015
9,226,006 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 0 2015
 
COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (1)
9,154,813 Multiple video content in a composite video stream 0 2011
 
HOFFBERG FAMILY TRUST 1 (2)
7,242,988 Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-factored interface therefore 149 1999
6,418,424 Ergonomic man-machine interface incorporating adaptive pattern recognition based control system 302 1999
 
INDEX SYSTEMS, INC. (7)
* 6,441,862 Combination of VCR index and EPG 51 2000
7,328,450 Method and system for displaying targeted advertisements in an electronic program guide 121 2003
* 2003/0208,756 Method and system for displaying targeted advertisements in an electronic program guide 149 2003
* 8,265,458 System and method for generating video taping reminders 17 2004
7,663,700 Combination of recorded program index and EPG 7 2006
7,941,818 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 2 2007
8,134,645 Combination of recorded program index and EPG 2 2007
 
GATEWAY, INC. (2)
* 7,062,150 System and method for reminding users of upcoming scheduled recordings 1 1998
6,832,387 Systems, methods, and software for using markers on channel signals to operate electronic program guides and recording devices 3 2003
 
JLB VENTURES LLC (4)
* 7,349,975 Simulcast web page delivery 7 2000
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
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (7)
* 6,904,610 Server-centric customized interactive program guide in an interactive television environment 17 2000
8,739,218 Data structure and methods for providing an interactive program guide 0 2003
8,578,419 Server-centric customized interactive program guide in an interactive television environment 1 2005
9,042,446 Temporal slice persistence method and apparatus for delivery of interactive program guide 0 2010
8,661,465 Apparatus and method for combining realtime and non-realtime encoded content 1 2010
8,522,277 Interactive user interface 0 2010
8,930,998 Method and system for providing a program guide and multiple video streams using slice-based encoding 0 2011
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (15)
6,313,851 User friendly remote system interface 119 1997
* 6,469,721 User friendly remote system interface with menu sizing 24 1999
6,344,865 User friendly remote system interface with menu scrolling 35 1999
6,931,657 Methods and arrangements for providing a novel television and multimedia viewing paradigm 44 2000
6,724,405 User friendly remote system interface 22 2001
7,774,816 Conflict manager for a video recorder 7 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 2 2009
8,998,720 Media appliance 0 2010
9,161,087 User controlled multi-device media-on-demand system 0 2011
9,147,198 Systems and methods for providing an interface for data driven media placement 0 2013
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,662,366 Television receiver 7 2000
 
WISTRON CORPORATION (2)
* 6,964,061 Squeezable rebroadcast files 20 2000
* 2002/0087,972 Squeezable rebroadcast files 5 2000
 
STREAMEZZO (2)
* 8,782,689 Method of broadcasting content and at least one complementary element, utilizing a server and a terminal 0 2008
* 2010/0175,083 METHOD OF BROADCASTING A COMPLEMENTARY ELEMENT, CORRESPONDING SERVER AND TERMINAL 0 2008
 
ARRIS ENTERPRISES, INC. (8)
6,473,858 Method and apparatus for broadcasting data with access control 152 1999
7,155,734 Methods of operating a data broadcast service 68 2000
7,051,111 Multiple source proxy management system 28 2000
* 7,594,246 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 68 2002
* 9,219,930 Method and system for timing media stream modifications 0 2003
8,701,140 Methods and apparatus for broadcasting data 0 2005
* 2005/0169,255 Methods and apparatus for broadcasting data 27 2005
8,677,276 System and method of contextual pre-tuning 0 2012
 
DIRECT SOURCE INTERNATIONAL, LLC (1)
8,963,681 Operating control system for electronic equipment 0 2012
 
DIRECT SOURCE INNOVATIONS, LLC (1)
7,394,347 Locking device for electronic equipment 5 2003
 
DIGIMARC CORPORATION (4)
* 2001/0044,744 Internet media commerce system 73 2001
8,122,465 Watermarking to set video usage permissions 1 2002
* 8,032,909 Watermarking and electronic program guides 3 2002
* 2003/0028,882 Watermarking and electronic program guides 19 2002
 
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
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (6)
6,400,996 Adaptive pattern recognition based control system and method 896 1999
6,640,145 Media recording device with packet data interface 502 2002
7,974,714 Intelligent electronic appliance system and method 85 2006
8,369,967 Alarm system controller and a method for controlling an alarm system 10 2011
8,583,263 Internet appliance system and method 11 2011
8,892,495 Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-interface therefore 0 2013
 
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 22 2002
 
AT&T CORP. (5)
* 2003/0163,815 Method and system for personalized multimedia delivery service 38 2001
* 2003/0030,752 Method and system for embedding information into streaming media 36 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 38 2002
* 2004/0025,180 Method and apparatus for interactively retrieving content related to previous query results 78 2003
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