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, CA330

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lawler, Frank A Seattle, WA 12 2651
Matthews, III Joseph H Redmond, WA 38 7666

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7,917,933 Systems and methods for relocating media 13 2008
7,779,445 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 37 2009
7,673,314 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 51 2009
8,352,978 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 0 2009
8,402,488 Systems and methods for creating custom video mosaic pages with local content 2 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 5 2009
8,549,563 Interactive television systems with conflict management capabilities 0 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 0 2009
8,001,563 Interactive program guide system and method 4 2009
8,863,170 System and method for metadata-linked advertisements 0 2009
8,291,461 Systems and methods for managing the distribution of on-demand media 0 2009
8,151,296 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation 3 2010
8,612,310 Method and system for commerce in media program related merchandise 0 2010
9,003,451 Internet television program guide system 0 2010
8,272,011 Method and system for displaying advertisements between schedule listings 4 2010
8,555,321 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 0 2010
8,522,287 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 0 2010
8,464,296 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 1 2010
* 8,176,521 Client server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 0 2010
7,895,622 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 0 2010
7,873,978 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2010
8,453,174 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 1 2010
8,893,194 Personal video recorder systems and methods 0 2010
8,528,032 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 2 2010
8,281,345 Personal video recorder systems and methods 5 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 7 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 6 2010
7,971,222 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 20 2010
8,646,005 Information system 4 2010
8,161,514 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing 1 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 5 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 0 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 0 2011
* 2011/0249,951 INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TELEVISION SCHEDULE INFORMATION 1 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 0 2011
9,049,073 Systems and methods for initializing allocations of transport streams based on historical data 0 2011
8,949,901 Methods and systems for customizing viewing environment preferences in a viewing environment control application 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
8,448,215 Electronic program guide with digital storage 1 2011
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
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
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
8,973,069 Systems and methods for relocating media 0 2013
* 9,055,318 Client-server based interactive guide with server storage 0 2013
9,038,103 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
8,806,538 Information system 1 2014
8,918,818 Television chat system 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
* 9,021,538 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 0 2014
9,043,844 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive television program guide 0 2014
* 9,055,319 Interactive guide with recording 0 2014
 
HOFFBERG FAMILY TRUST 1 (2)
7,242,988 Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-factored interface therefore 137 1999
6,418,424 Ergonomic man-machine interface incorporating adaptive pattern recognition based control system 279 1999
 
INDEX SYSTEMS, INC. (6)
* 6,441,862 Combination of VCR index and EPG 50 2000
7,328,450 Method and system for displaying targeted advertisements in an electronic program guide 97 2003
* 8,265,458 System and method for generating video taping reminders 9 2004
7,663,700 Combination of recorded program index and EPG 6 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 6 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 15 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 (9)
6,313,851 User friendly remote system interface 111 1997
* 6,469,721 User friendly remote system interface with menu sizing 23 1999
6,344,865 User friendly remote system interface with menu scrolling 34 1999
6,931,657 Methods and arrangements for providing a novel television and multimedia viewing paradigm 42 2000
6,724,405 User friendly remote system interface 21 2001
7,774,816 Conflict manager for a video recorder 4 2003
7,562,309 User friendly remote system interface 3 2004
7,093,273 Television and multimedia viewing paradigm 16 2005
8,998,720 Media appliance 0 2010
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,662,366 Television receiver 7 2000
 
WISTRON CORPORATION (1)
* 6,964,061 Squeezable rebroadcast files 18 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. (6)
6,473,858 Method and apparatus for broadcasting data with access control 140 1999
7,155,734 Methods of operating a data broadcast service 58 2000
7,051,111 Multiple source proxy management system 27 2000
* 7,594,246 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 62 2002
8,701,140 Methods and apparatus for broadcasting data 0 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 (2)
8,122,465 Watermarking to set video usage permissions 1 2002
* 8,032,909 Watermarking and electronic program guides 2 2002
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,130,720 Method and apparatus for providing a variety of information from an information server 1 1997
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (6)
6,400,996 Adaptive pattern recognition based control system and method 853 1999
6,640,145 Media recording device with packet data interface 485 2002
7,974,714 Intelligent electronic appliance system and method 68 2006
8,369,967 Alarm system controller and a method for controlling an alarm system 9 2011
8,583,263 Internet appliance system and method 8 2011
8,892,495 Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-interface therefore 0 2013
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