US Patent No: 6,002,394

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Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters

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Abstract

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The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule information can be displayed on a variety of viewer interfaces, such as televisions screens, computer monitors, PCTV screens and the like. The television schedule information may be stored on the viewer's computer, television, PCTV, or a remote server (e.g., a website), or the television schedule information may be downloaded from a remote database to the viewer's computer, television or PCTV.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ROVI GUIDES, INC.RADNOR, PA705

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Broughton, Susan Tracy, CA 13 2144
Leftwich, James Jay Palo Alto, CA 13 2542
O'Brien, Sean A San Jose, CA 29 3767
Schein, Steven M Menlo Park, CA 62 6114

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COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
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AMERICA ONLINE, INC. (2)
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8,332,891 Information processing apparatus and method, and program 0 2003
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* 2005/0240,957 Information processing apparatus and method, and program 5 2005
* 2006/0271,951 Display control apparatus, method thereof and program product thereof 1 2006
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7,733,295 Bi-directional communication system, display apparatus, base apparatus and bi-directional communication method 1 2006
8,341,673 Information processing apparatus and method as well as software program 0 2008
8,781,303 Program accumulation apparatus, program accumulation reservation method, and program 0 2009
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7,890,580 Communication method, communication device, and program 0 2009
8,190,759 Transmission apparatus, reception apparatus and transmission/reception apparatus for image and/or audio data and other than image and/or audio data 0 2010
8,584,163 Locally stored content previews: representative of programming content in an electronic programming guide through a graphic image accessed from the hard drive of a set top box 1 2012
8,931,000 Locally stored content previews: representative of programming content in an electronic programming guide through a graphic image accessed from the hard drive of a set top box 0 2013
 
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (2)
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8,595,778 User authentication in a content delivery network 0 2009
 
SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
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RELEVAD MEDIA GROUP, INC. (2)
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VEVEO, INC. (5)
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9,177,081 Method and system for processing ambiguous, multi-term search queries 0 2013
9,092,503 Methods and systems for selecting and presenting content based on dynamically identifying microgenres associated with the content 0 2013
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (10)
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* 7,412,715 Method and apparatus for displaying channel information and selecting channel on digital television 7 2001
* 2001/0052,124 Method and apparatus for displaying channel information and selecting channel on digital television 3 2001
* 2004/0268,395 Electronic program magazine 2 2004
* 2004/0264,409 Resource reservation system and method in wireless mobile environments 7 2004
* 2006/0053,445 Digital broadcast receiver and method of providing program guide using the digital broadcast receiver 0 2005
* 2013/0167,177 METHOD OF DISPLAYING TV PROGRAM PROGRESS TIME AND DEVICE THEREOF 0 2013
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Sony Electronics Inc. (6)
* 6,397,387 Client and server system 208 1997
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7,503,057 Client and server system 7 2001
8,768,844 Method and system for content sharing and authentication between multiple devices 0 2004
* 8,719,893 Secure module and a method for providing a dedicated on-site media service 0 2011
 
TV GATEWAY, LLC (1)
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COMVERSE, LTD. (1)
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LPL Licensing, LLC (2)
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8,738,435 Method and apparatus for presenting personalized content relating to offered products and services 0 2013
 
UEI Electronics Inc. (1)
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TELECOM PARTNERS INC. (1)
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DIGEO, INC. (3)
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LG Elecetonics Inc. (1)
8,973,044 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
 
HSN LP (1)
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HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (3)
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7,263,524 Data access methods and multifunction device therefor 2 2001
 
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CATALINA MARKETING CORPORATION (2)
6,885,994 System and method for providing shopping aids and incentives to customers through a computer network 81 2000
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DIGITAL NETWORK SHOPPING, LLC (1)
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8,782,705 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2012
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8,931,005 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
 
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8,601,396 Systems and methods for node tracking and notification in a control framework including a zoomable graphical user interface 2 2004
8,555,165 Methods and systems for generating a zoomable graphical user interface 1 2004
8,046,705 Systems and methods for resolution consistent semantic zooming 24 2004
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7,489,299 User interface devices and methods employing accelerometers 93 2004
* 2005/0174,324 User interface devices and methods employing accelerometers 145 2004
7,834,849 Control framework with a zoomable graphical user interface for organizing selecting and launching media items 10 2005
7,260,789 Method of real-time incremental zooming 29 2005
7,535,456 Methods and devices for removing unintentional movement in 3D pointing devices 69 2005
7,239,301 3D pointing devices and methods 174 2005
7,236,156 Methods and devices for identifying users based on tremor 127 2005
7,158,118 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability 214 2005
* 2006/0028,446 Methods and devices for removing unintentional movement in free space pointing devices 108 2005
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8,137,195 Semantic gaming and application transformation 4 2005
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7,386,806 Scaling and layout methods and systems for handling one-to-many objects 62 2006
* 2006/0176,403 Distributed software construction for user interfaces 30 2006
* 2006/0150,215 Scaling and layout methods and systems for handling one-to-many objects 19 2006
7,839,385 Methods and systems for enhancing television applications using 3D pointing 18 2006
* 2006/0184,966 Methods and systems for enhancing television applications using 3D pointing 62 2006
7,844,987 Interactive content guide for television programming 10 2006
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7,262,760 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability 191 2006
9,261,978 3D pointing devices and methods 0 2007
8,994,657 Methods and devices for identifying users based on tremor 0 2007
7,489,298 3D pointing devices and methods 53 2007
7,414,611 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability 184 2007
* 2007/0247,425 Methods and devices for identifying users based on tremor 18 2007
* 2008/0158,155 Methods and devices for indentifying users based on tremor 9 2007
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8,046,804 Media user interfaces using metadata from different sources 1 2007
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* 2008/0060,011 Zoomable user interfaces for television 19 2007
* 2008/0060,009 Client/server methods and systems for generating a user interface 6 2007
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* 2008/0060,020 Methods and systems for semantic zooming 4 2007
7,860,676 Real-time dynamic tracking of bias 6 2008
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8,072,424 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability 16 2008
8,359,545 Fast and smooth scrolling of user interfaces operating on thin clients 4 2008
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8,237,657 Methods and devices for removing unintentional movement in 3D pointing devices 5 2009
8,169,405 Methods and systems for enhancing television applications using 3D pointing 6 2010
8,407,022 Real-time dynamic tracking of bias 2 2010
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8,629,836 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability 4 2011
8,795,079 Semantic gaming and application transformation including movement processing equations based on inertia 11 2012
8,432,358 Methods and systems for enhancing television applications using 3D pointing 0 2012
8,766,917 3D pointing devices and methods 4 2012
8,683,850 Real-time dynamic tracking of bias 1 2013
8,937,594 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability 1 2013
9,304,651 Method of real-time incremental zooming 0 2014
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9,298,282 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability 0 2014
 
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8,782,719 Infrastructure for interactive television applications 1 2007
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FIRTIVA CORPORATION (2)
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ALPHABRIDGE CORPORATION (1)
* 2004/0034,868 Contents providing system and contents providing method 2 2002
 
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7,500,258 Advertisement subgroups for digital streams 51 2000
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8,151,295 Queue based advertisement scheduling and sales 15 2000
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7,328,448 Advertisement distribution system for distributing targeted advertisements in television systems 25 2000
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7,331,057 Grouping advertisement subavails 25 2000
7,228,555 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements using multiple presentation streams 47 2000
7,185,353 System and method for delivering statistically scheduled advertisements 64 2001
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7,810,114 Advertisement filtering and storage for targeted advertisement systems 26 2005
7,152,237 Delivering targeted advertisements to the set-top-box 53 2005
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9,232,252 Queue-based head-end advertisement scheduling method and apparatus 0 2006
7,584,490 System and method for delivering statistically scheduled advertisements 15 2007
7,690,013 Advertisement monitoring system 24 2007
8,087,045 Grouping advertisement subavails 0 2008
* 2008/0127,252 Grouping Advertisement Subavails 5 2008
8,443,385 System and method for delivering statistically scheduled advertisements 3 2009
8,042,131 Scheduling and presenting IPG ads in conjunction with programming ads in a television environment of application 5 2009
7,962,934 Advertisement monitoring system 7 2010
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8,225,347 Advertisement filtering and storage for targeted advertisement systems 0 2010
8,484,677 Advertisement monitoring system 1 2011
8,671,426 Scheduling and presenting IPG ads in conjunction with programming ads in a television environment 0 2011
8,677,401 Grouping advertisement subavails 1 2011
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8,813,126 Method and system for targeted advertisement filtering and storage 0 2012
9,124,949 Grouping advertisement subavails 0 2014
 
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7,716,008 Acceleration data processing program, and storage medium, and acceleration data processing apparatus for use with the same 16 2007
7,877,224 Inclination calculation apparatus and inclination calculation program, and game apparatus and game program 11 2007
8,409,003 Game controller and game system 2 2008
7,774,155 Accelerometer-based controller 138 2008
8,834,271 Game controller and game system 7 2008
8,041,536 Inclination calculation apparatus and inclination calculation program, and game apparatus and game program 6 2010
8,313,379 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 11 2010
9,011,248 Game operating device 0 2011
8,430,753 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 2 2011
8,473,245 Inclination calculation apparatus and inclination calculation program, and game apparatus and game program 0 2011
8,708,824 Information processing program 0 2012
RE45905 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 0 2013
9,044,671 Game controller and game system 0 2014
9,227,138 Game controller and game system 0 2014
 
VIACLIX, INC. (6)
6,785,716 System and method of channel-based internet network 65 2000
6,745,223 User terminal for channel-based internet network 106 2000
6,587,873 System server for channel-based internet network 78 2000
7,111,051 Smart card for accessing a target internet site 10 2001
6,813,639 Method for establishing channel-based internet access network 8 2001
7,506,066 User terminal for channel-based internet network 10 2004
 
ECHOSTAR UK HOLDINGS LIMITED (2)
* 8,850,488 Systems and methods for accessing electronic program guide information over a backchannel communication path 0 2009
* 2010/0306,804 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE INFORMATION OVER A BACKCHANNEL COMMUNICATION PATH 0 2009
 
GOOGLE INC. (18)
7,212,730 System and method for enhanced edit list for recording options 11 2002
* 2004/0001,690 System and method for enhanced edit list for recording options 15 2002
8,782,698 Customizable media channels 2 2007
8,631,440 Program guide user interface 1 2007
8,572,649 Electronic program guide presentation 4 2007
8,533,761 Aggregating media information 11 2007
8,522,281 Head end generalization 4 2007
8,484,192 Media search broadening 3 2007
8,065,603 Hiding portions of display content 8 2007
8,005,826 Identifying media content in queries 23 2007
* 2008/0270,886 Hiding Portions of Display Content 52 2007
* 2008/0271,078 Momentary Electronic Program Guide 43 2007
* 2008/0270,449 Program Guide User Interface 47 2007
8,275,764 Recommending media programs based on media program popularity 15 2007
* 2009/0055,385 Media-Based Recommendations 57 2007
8,713,002 Identifying media content in queries 1 2011
8,775,415 Recommending media programs based on media program popularity 1 2012
9,088,809 Recommending media programs based on media program popularity 0 2013
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (2)
* 2002/0059,599 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 127 2002
* 2010/0186,037 TELEVISION CONTROL INTERFACE WITH ELECTRONIC GUIDE 5 2010
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (63)
* 7,877,769 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 36 2001
* 2002/0035,726 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 134 2001
* 7,571,455 TV having language selection function and control method of the same 6 2001
* 2001/0037,510 TV having language selection function and control method of the same 9 2001
9,241,189 Web television having a two-way communication bus interconnecting a television controller and an internet module 0 2003
RE42764 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2005
7,877,770 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2005
7,877,771 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 3 2005
* 2005/0283,801 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2005
RE44321 Apparatus and method for downloading and storing data from a digital receiver 0 2005
RE42838 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2006
RE42620 Apparatus and method for downloading and storing data from a digital receiver 0 2007
7,917,926 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 31 2007
7,877,772 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2007
7,877,773 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 33 2007
* 8,443,388 Device for receiving broadcasting program and method for displaying favorite channel 0 2008
* 2011/0214,146 DEVICE FOR RECEIVING BROADCASTING PROGRAM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING FAVORITE CHANNEL 0 2008
9,277,279 Web television having a two-way communication bus interconnecting a television controller and an internet module 0 2008
RE44514 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2010
RE44495 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2010
RE43671 Apparatus and method for downloading and storing data from a digital receiver 6 2010
RE43578 Apparatus and method for downloading and storing data from a digital receiver 6 2010
8,510,777 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2011
RE43988 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 5 2011
8,677,411 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2012
8,667,535 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2012
8,484,683 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2012
RE44623 Apparatus and method for downloading and storing data from a digital receiver 0 2012
8,677,412 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2012
8,677,413 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2012
RE45225 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2012
RE45410 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2012
RE44990 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2012
8,683,523 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2013
8,650,594 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2013
8,646,004 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2013
8,640,169 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2013
8,635,648 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2013
8,931,004 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,918,813 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,949,896 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,925,012 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,925,013 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,949,897 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,931,006 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,949,898 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,931,007 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
9,015,760 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,990,860 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,973,041 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,973,042 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,959,549 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,997,152 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,973,043 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,959,550 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
8,959,551 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2014
9,032,439 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2015
9,027,055 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2015
9,118,957 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2015
9,084,019 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 1 2015
9,118,979 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2015
9,277,286 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2015
9,288,512 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2015
 
Simmons, Selvyn D. (1)
* 7,269,854 Transaction system for transporting media files from content provider sources to home entertainment devices 47 2001
 
GAIA TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD. (1)
* 2002/0184,636 Video recorder scheduling 2 2002
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (5)
* 6,757,477 Set top box which enables television program displayed on a television set to be recorded by means of a video recorder 2 2000
* 8,539,002 Subjective information record for linking subjective information about a multimedia content with the content 0 2001
* 2001/0047,357 Subjective information record for linking subjective information about a multimedia content with the content 12 2001
* 2002/0144,282 Personalizing CE equipment configuration at server via web-enabled device 7 2001
* 2005/0125,455 Interactive television system 1 2004
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 8,051,446 Method of creating a semantic video summary using information from secondary sources 1 1999
 
SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
* 6,925,649 Methods and systems for mass customization of digital television broadcasts in DASE environments 9 2001
 
OpenTV, Inc. (9)
* 6,604,243 System and method for information filtering 79 1998
7,120,871 Enhanced video programming system and method utilizing a web page staging area 82 1999
* 6,970,641 Playback of interactive programs 39 2000
7,757,265 System and method for local meta data insertion 3 2001
7,890,987 Method and apparatus for improved acquisition and monitoring of event information table sections 5 2002
7,409,437 Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved integrated Internet information segments 46 2002
7,930,716 Techniques for reinsertion of local market advertising in digital video from a bypass source 3 2002
* 7,386,221 Playback of interactive programs 2 2005
8,909,027 Playback of interactive programs 0 2008
 
STREAMZAP, INC. (2)
* 8,418,062 Control of media centric websites by hand-held remote 1 2005
* 2005/0235,210 Control of media centric websites by hand-held remote 16 2005
 
TURNER MEDIA GROUP (4)
* 2007/0300,280 INTERACTIVE METHOD OF ADVERTISING 45 2006
* 2007/0300,264 INTERACTIVE MUSIC AND VIDEO DELIVERY METHOD AND SYSTEM 10 2006
* 2008/0260,352 RECORDED ADVERTISEMENT ENHANCEMENT 4 2007
* 2008/0263,581 RECORDED COMMERCIAL OPTIMIZATION METHOD AND SYSTEM 11 2007
 
Yozan, Inc. (1)
* 2003/0033,610 Broadcast program recorder, computer program, and recorded medium 1 2002
 
AOL INC. (2)
7,240,092 Displaying complementary content sources 13 2004
* 2005/0021,609 Displaying complementary content sources 9 2004
 
Teluve Corporation (1)
* 6,286,139 Internet-based video ordering system and method 99 1998
 
COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (6)
* 2004/0088,734 Method and apparatus for provisioning client devices connected to an interactive TV network 15 2002
* 2004/0088,737 Method and apparatus for removing client from an interactive TV network 11 2002
* 2010/0125,875 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING VIDEO AND VIDEO-RELATED CONTENT AT SUB-ASSET LEVEL 6 2008
9,112,623 Asynchronous interaction at specific points in content 0 2011
9,154,813 Multiple video content in a composite video stream 0 2011
8,935,719 Application triggering 0 2011
 
INDEX SYSTEMS, INC. (11)
* 6,606,747 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 12 1999
* 2002/0059,602 System and method for miniguide implementation 100 2001
7,328,450 Method and system for displaying targeted advertisements in an electronic program guide 129 2003
* 2003/0208,756 Method and system for displaying targeted advertisements in an electronic program guide 171 2003
7,266,833 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 62 2003
* 2004/0045,025 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 36 2003
7,594,243 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 1 2003
* 2004/0034,866 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 6 2003
* 8,265,458 System and method for generating video taping reminders 20 2004
7,941,818 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 3 2007
8,914,828 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 0 2009
 
COMCAST INTERACTIVE CAPITAL, LP (1)
* 2006/0090,182 Method and system for multimedia advertising 52 2004
 
GATEWAY, INC. (3)
* 7,152,236 Integration of internet sources into an electronic program database list 79 1998
* 6,721,954 Personal preferred viewing using electronic program guide 182 1999
* 6,601,074 Episode identification 49 1999
 
COMCAST CABLE HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
6,952,836 Method and apparatus for managing the provisioning of client devices connected to an interactive TV network 17 2000
 
JLB VENTURES LLC (2)
* 8,756,635 Remote control of program scheduling 0 2001
* 7,412,716 Method and system for enabling visitors to subscribe to currently-viewed programming packages 3 2002
 
News America Marketing Properties, LLC (3)
8,050,969 Interactive marketing network and process using electronic certificates 5 2008
8,775,245 Secure coupon distribution 1 2010
8,370,200 Interactive marketing network and process using electronic certificates 1 2011
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (15)
* 6,208,335 Method and apparatus for providing a menu structure for an interactive information distribution system 222 1997
7,117,440 Method and apparatus for providing a menu structure for an interactive information distribution system 63 1999
* 7,091,968 Method and apparatus for encoding a user interface 5 1999
* 2003/0052,905 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A MENU STRUCTURE FOR AN INTERACTIVE INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM 22 1999
7,032,176 Method and apparatus for providing a menu structure for an interactive information distribution system 21 2001
9,286,294 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content suggestion engine 0 2001
7,836,467 Interactive user interface 10 2003
8,739,218 Data structure and methods for providing an interactive program guide 0 2003
8,578,419 Server-centric customized interactive program guide in an interactive television environment 1 2005
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
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* 2011/0314,500 Method and System for Providing a Program Guide and Multiple Video Streams Using Slice-Based Encoding 13 2011
9,264,711 Apparatus and method for combining realtime and non-realtime encoded content 0 2014
 
INTEGRA5 COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
* 7,571,458 Method and apparatus for selecting and displaying multi-media messages 23 2000
 
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
* 6,530,086 System and method for VDSL real time response to video programming 10 1999
 
NIPPON HOSO KYOKAI (3)
* 2002/0078,455 Providing contents associated with time-specific information through networks 3 2001
* 8,532,292 Stream generation method, broadcast receiving apparatus, and display method 0 2007
* 2009/0323,948 Stream Generation Method, Broadcast Receiving Apparatus, and Display Method 2 2007
 
Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc. (1)
* 2002/0067,428 System and method for selecting symbols on a television display 49 2001
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (2)
6,754,904 Informing network users of television programming viewed by other network users 288 1999
* 2013/0138,513 Contextual Information 0 2012
 
GIST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
* 2003/0145,325 Method and system for presentation of pre-generated programming information 6 2002
 
SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES INC. (5)
* 2008/0131,086 Video content recording apparatus with syntax for video content recording parameters 3 2006
* 2008/0124,053 Method for using a video content recording apparatus with syntax for video content recording parameters 2 2006
* 2008/0092,198 Method for using a video content recording apparatus with electronic program guide functionality 30 2006
* 2008/0080,835 Video content recording apparatus with card-slot-specific recording 1 2006
* 2008/0080,836 Video content recording apparatus with electronic program guide functionality 1 2006
 
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8,892,495 Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-interface therefore 0 2013
 
BOCS, LLC. (2)
* 2008/0307,462 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SEARCHING AND FOR DISPLAYING MEDIA CONTENT 65 2007
* 2008/0307,463 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SEARCHING AND FOR DISPLAYING MEDIA CONTENT 76 2007
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (4)
* 7,614,067 Content reproduction apparatus and reproduction method 0 2004
RE41257 Program information broadcasting system, broadcasting device, and receiving terminal unit 0 2005
* RE45089 Program information broadcasting system, broadcasting device, and receiving terminal unit 0 2006
RE44991 Program information broadcasting system, broadcasting device, and receiving terminal unit 0 2011
 
TELEDIFFUSION DE FRANCE (1)
* 2004/0103,433 Search method for audio-visual programmes or contents on an audio-visual flux containing tables of events distributed by a database 11 2003
 
SONICISLAND SOFTWARE, INC. (2)
7,139,983 Interactive content guide for television programming 147 2001
* 2002/0059,603 Interactive content guide for television programming 11 2001
 
TiVo Inc. (9)
7,665,111 Data storage management and scheduling system 40 1999
* 8,943,527 Audience measurement system 0 2002
* 2003/0037,333 Audience measurement system 121 2002
* 8,478,114 Distributed database management system 1 2004
8,347,337 Data storage management and scheduling system 1 2010
8,321,901 System for remotely controlling client recording and storage behavior 2 2010
* 2012/0087,637 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING AND REPLAYING VIDEO BROADCASTS 3 2011
9,083,941 System for remotely controlling client recording and storage behavior 0 2012
9,195,694 Distributed database management system 0 2013
 
NORTH STAR INNOVATIONS INC. (4)
* 7,228,054 Automated playlist generation 14 2002
* 2004/0017,997 Automated playlist generation 13 2002
9,247,295 Automated playlist generation 0 2007
* 2007/0183,742 Automated playlist generation 7 2007
 
FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC (1)
* 2014/0068,673 ON SCREEN HEADER BAR FOR PROVIDING PROGRAM INFORMATION 25 2013
 
PACE MICRO TECHNOLOGY PLC (1)
* 2007/0136,744 System, device and method for collaborative zapping 7 2004
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (4)
* 8,839,300 Method and system for presenting electronic programming guides 0 2008
* 2009/0210,903 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING ELECTRONIC PROGRAMMING GUIDES 5 2008
* 2011/0145,865 PERSONAL CHANNEL PREFERENCES FOR MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMS 5 2009
9,189,141 Method and system for presenting electronic programming guides 0 2014
 
UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (12)
* 2005/0235,319 Features for use with advanced set-top applications on interactive television systems 61 2000
* 2001/0047,298 System and method for metadata-linked advertisements 155 2001
* 2002/0174,430 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 491 2002
* 2003/0066,085 Internet television program guide system 149 2002
7,398,541 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 31 2003
* 2005/0262,542 Television chat system 323 2004
8,806,533 System and method for using television information codes 0 2005
* 2007/0288,958 Interactive program guide system and method 10 2007
* 2008/0184,295 Television control interface with electronic guide 3 2007
* 2011/0154,402 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NAVIGATING PROGRAM LISTINGS IN A MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION 4 2010
* 2010/0223,642 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REAL-TIME DATA SOURCES 11 2010
* 2011/0167,120 ELECTRONIC-MAIL REMINDER FOR AN INTERNET TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE 0 2010
 
Virtual Creative Artists, LLC (1)
7,308,413 Process for creating media content based upon submissions received on an electronic multi-media exchange 76 2000
 
REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP. (1)
* 2008/0016,530 DIGITAL TELEVISION SYSTEM AND RELATED ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE BROWSING METHOD 0 2007
 
Your Choice Interactive, Inc. (11)
7,269,837 Interactive television advertising method 23 2000
* 2007/0240,232 Interactive Television System and Method 4 2007
8,006,265 Interactive television advertising method 13 2007
* 2007/0288,976 Interactive Television Advertising Method 1 2007
9,167,208 System and method for providing supplementary interactive content 0 2008
* 2008/0229,352 System and Method for Providing Supplementary Interactive Content 10 2008
* 2009/0089,838 Template Based System, Device and Method for Providing Interactive Content 12 2008
8,468,564 Computer program product and method for providing interactive television advertising 0 2011
8,484,680 Computer program product and communication device for providing interactive television advertising 0 2011
8,966,531 Computer program product and device for displaying advertising on a television 0 2011
* 2011/0231,877 Interactive Television Advertising Method 2 2011
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
* 6,839,902 Broadcasting receiver for receiving and regenerating records of digital broadcasting 6 2003
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
8,272,020 System for the delivery and dynamic presentation of large media assets over bandwidth constrained networks 1 2003
 
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC. (33)
8,063,923 System and method for updating information in an electronic portable device 8 2002
7,254,777 System and method for controlling the recording functionality of an appliance using a program guide 21 2002
* 2003/0048,295 System and method for updating information in an electronic portable device 51 2002
7,831,930 System and method for displaying a user interface for a remote control application 28 2002
* 2003/0095,156 Hand held remote control device having an improved user interface 73 2002
7,136,709 Home appliance control system and methods in a networked environment 104 2004
* 2005/0096,753 Home appliance control system and methods in a networked environment 57 2004
7,155,305 System and methods for home appliance identification and control in a networked environment 134 2005
* 2005/0159,823 System and methods for home appliance identification and control in a networked environment 77 2005
9,264,755 System and method for presenting program guide information in an electronic portable device 0 2005
* 2006/0101,498 System and method for presenting program guide information in an electronic portable device 29 2005
7,895,532 User interface for a remote control application 18 2006
* 2006/0161,865 User interface for a remote control application 60 2006
* 2006/0150,120 User interface for a remote control application 49 2006
7,610,555 Hand held remote control device having an improved user interface 17 2006
7,379,778 System and methods for home appliance identification and control in a networked environment 38 2006
* 2006/0259,183 System and methods for home appliance identification and control in a networked environment 29 2006
* 2006/0259,184 System and methods for home appliance identification and control in a networked environment 33 2006
8,863,184 System and method for presenting program guide information in an electronic portable device 0 2007
8,997,020 System and methods for interacting with a control environment 0 2007
* 2008/0016,467 System and methods for interacting with a control environment 54 2007
7,877,705 System and methods for interacting with a control environment 51 2007
* 2008/0016,468 System and methods for interacting with a control environment 52 2007
9,294,705 System and method for ubiquitous appliance control 0 2008
* 2009/0327,910 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UBIQUITOUS APPLIANCE CONTROL 6 2008
9,137,473 System and method for interacting with a program guide displayed on a portable electronic device 0 2008
* 2009/0113,478 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERACTING WITH A PROGRAM GUIDE DISPLAYED ON A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE 11 2008
* 2010/0321,201 USER INTERFACE FOR A REMOTE CONTROL APPLICATION 9 2010
8,473,865 User interface for a remote control application 7 2010
* 2010/0313,169 USER INTERFACE FOR A REMOTE CONTROL APPLICATION 17 2010
* 2011/0126,135 SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR INTERACTING WITH A CONTROL ENVIRONMENT 8 2010
* 2011/0138,327 USER INTERFACE FOR A REMOTE CONTROL APPLICATION 15 2011
9,310,976 User interface for a remote control application 0 2013
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (6)
* 6,756,997 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 413 2000
8,635,649 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 11 2002
8,732,757 System and method for targeted advertisement display responsive to user characteristics 9 2006
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 8 2010
8,726,311 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2010
 
TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC (2)
* 9,071,795 Technique for effectively accessing programming listing information in an entertainment delivery system 0 2007
* 2007/0130,595 Technique for Effectively Accessing Programming Listing Information in an Entertainment Delivery System 15 2007
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (6)
* 7,469,413 Receiving apparatus, method therefor, signal processing apparatus, method therefor and memory medium 14 2000
7,047,551 Information distributing method and information distributing system 13 2001
* 2002/0016,972 Information distributing method and information distributing system 5 2001
7,543,067 Flexible secure network data transfer and messaging 4 2001
* 2003/0037,147 Flexible secure network data transfer and messaging 3 2001
* 2006/0168,628 Information distributing method and information distributing system 1 2006
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (7)
8,341,662 User-controlled selective overlay in a streaming media 17 1999
* 7,984,473 System and method for the coordination of short-term cyclic data and ephemeral content in a broadcast stream 15 2000
* 2004/0003,404 System and method for personal video recording system advertisements 9 2002
* 2004/0003,405 System and method for personal video recording system menu control 17 2002
* 2005/0188,321 Method and structure for automated layout director 5 2004
* 8,331,761 Digital video recording device ticker playback system and method 0 2008
8,467,657 Incorporating a current event data stream onto a pre-recorded video stream for playback 0 2012
 
PXD, INC. (1)
* 2010/0275,231 ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE DISPLAYING METHOD 0 2008
 
MIXED SIGNALS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
7,607,149 System and method for merging interactive television data with closed caption data 1 2001
* 2002/0075,403 System and method for displaying closed captions in an interactive TV environment 21 2001
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (11)
* 6,792,616 System and method for providing a plurality of programming services in a television system 117 1998
6,738,982 Method and system for uniform resource identification and access to television services 46 2000
* 7,657,916 Digital subscriber television networks with local physical storage devices and virtual storage 9 2001
* 2002/0059,623 Digital subscriber television networks with local physical storage devices and virtual storage 133 2001
* 8,171,514 Managing favorite channels 0 2002
* 2004/0040,039 Managing favorite channels 18 2002
* 2004/0172,651 Short term surfing channel list 15 2003
7,793,330 Hyperlinked media objects in personal video recording 1 2009
* 2009/0150,948 Hyperlinked Media Objects 3 2009
8,566,481 Managing configuration data 0 2009
* 2010/0318,686 MANAGING CONFIGURATION DATA 1 2009
 
AVERMEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2013/0104,170 Method for Processing Electronic Television Program 1 2011
 
TVWORKS, LLC (29)
* 8,434,113 Electronic commerce using streaming media 0 1999
* 8,296,792 Method and system to provide interactivity using an interactive channel bug 9 2001
* 2002/0059,644 Method and system for automatic insertion of interactive TV triggers into a broadcast data stream 33 2001
* 2001/0047,518 Method a system to provide interactivity using an interactive channel bug 5 2001
* 8,365,230 Interactive user interface for television applications 24 2002
* 2003/0084,449 Interactive user interface for television applications 134 2002
* 2004/0024,753 Broadcast database 25 2002
8,042,132 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content 21 2003
* 2004/0003,400 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content 56 2003
8,707,354 Graphically rich, modular, promotional tile interface for interactive television 10 2003
* 8,352,983 Programming contextual interactive user interface for television 17 2003
8,413,205 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content 1 2003
* 2004/0226,051 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content 68 2003
8,578,411 System and method for controlling iTV application behaviors through the use of application profile filters 2 2003
8,416,952 Channel family surf control 0 2004
8,819,734 Contextual navigational control for digital television 0 2004
8,220,018 System and method for preferred placement programming of iTV content 12 2004
* 2006/0130,120 Optimized application on-the-wire format for construction, delivery and display of enhanced television content 65 2005
8,650,480 Method and system for transforming content for execution on multiple platforms 1 2010
8,448,208 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV applications that blend programming information of on-demand and broadcast service offerings 5 2011
8,667,387 Method and system for transforming content for execution on multiple platforms 2 2011
8,745,658 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content 0 2011
8,943,533 System and method for preferred placement programming of iTV content 0 2012
8,756,634 Contextual display of information with an interactive user interface for television 0 2012
8,667,530 Method and system to provide interactivity using an interactive channel bug 0 2012
* 8,850,480 Interactive user interface for television applications 0 2013
* 2013/0139,201 INTERACTIVE USER INTERFACE FOR TELEVISION APPLICATIONS 0 2013
9,021,528 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV applications that blend programming information of on-demand and broadcast service offerings 0 2013
9,197,938 Contextual display of information with an interactive user interface for television 0 2014
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO, INC. (1)
9,319,735 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 0 2003
 
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. (2)
8,646,015 Apparatus and methods for network access using a set top box and television 0 2002
* 2002/0092,028 Apparatus and methods for network access using a set top box and television 3 2002
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
* 2005/0241,727 Vented Funnel 0 2004
 
COLLARITY, INC. (4)
8,903,810 Techniques for ranking search results 0 2008
8,875,038 Anchoring for content synchronization 0 2011
* 2011/0202,848 ANCHORING FOR CONTENT SYNCHRONIZATION 17 2011
8,812,541 Generation of refinement terms for search queries 0 2013
 
INTEL CORPORATION (8)
* 7,058,635 Method and apparatus for searching through an electronic programming guide 68 1998
* 7,325,245 Linking to video information 7 1999
* 8,607,269 Electronic program guide for obtaining past, current, and future programs 2 2002
* 2003/0177,495 Electronic program guide for obtaining past, current, and future programs 72 2002
* 2003/0237,097 Peer to peer broadcast acquisition 36 2002
* 8,181,204 Linking to video information 0 2007
8,671,430 Linking to video information 1 2012
9,113,220 Electronic program guide for obtaining past, current, and future programs 0 2013
 
OPEN ENTERTAINMENT, INCORPORATED (1)
* 2006/0085,821 Transaction system for transporting media files from content provider sources to home entertainment devices 27 2001
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
8,806,536 Program guide system with preference profiles 0 2012
 
IGT (2)
* 2006/0212,893 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING VIEWERS TO PURCHASE PROGRAM PRODUCTS 1 2006
* 2007/0006,267 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING VIEWERS TO PURCHASE PROGRAM PRODUCTS 7 2006
 
ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (2)
* 2009/0138,927 WEB TELEVISION HAVING A TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION BUS INTERCONNECTING A TELEVISION CONTROLLER AND AN INTERNET MODULE 1 2008
* 2009/0091,657 WEB TELEVISION THAT PERFORMS A PIP CONTROL FUNCTION 17 2008
 
NETGEAR, INC. (1)
* 2005/0289,593 Method and system for displaying and selecting content of an electronic program guide 10 2005
 
Phoenix Licensing, LLC (3)
8,606,632 System, method, and computer program product for selecting and presenting financial products and services 0 2010
8,458,052 System and method for automated generation of communications involving products or services 0 2011
8,719,114 System and method for automated generation of communications involving products or services 0 2012
 
CUMNOR TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,445,398 Method and system for providing user interface for electronic program guide 86 1998
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
* 6,314,568 Broadcast-program viewing method and system to allow customized viewing based on user input 33 1999
 
QUADROCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
* 2005/0120,391 System and method for generation of interactive TV content 78 2004
 
INVENTOR HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
8,402,500 System and method for supplying supplemental audio information for broadcast television programs 3 2008
 
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC (1)
9,305,590 Prevent data storage device circuitry swap 0 2007
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (5)
* 2005/0204,388 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive television program guide 286 2004
* 2005/0240,968 Series recording options using an interactive television program guide 74 2005
* 2006/0253,869 Internet television program guide system 16 2006
* 2008/0189,746 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 2 2007
* 2010/0175,081 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH TARGETED ADVERTISEMENTS BASED ON FUNCTION BUTTONS AND NON-PROGRAMMING OPTIONS 9 2009
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (33)
6,449,653 Interleaved multiple multimedia stream for synchronized transmission over a computer network 162 1997
* 6,345,293 Personalized information for an end user transmitted over a computer network 65 1997
* 6,223,292 Authorization systems, methods, and computer program products 110 1997
* 6,698,020 Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion 818 1998
7,168,086 Proxy for video on demand server control 37 1998
* 6,412,112 System for transmitting digital data through a lossy channel 76 1999
* 6,704,929 Tracking viewing behavior of a home entertainment system 81 1999
* 7,194,753 System and method for efficiently tuning to channels of a variety of different broadcast types 23 2000
6,647,425 System and method for selecting the transmission bandwidth of a data stream sent to a client based on personal attributes of the client's user 34 2000
* 6,628,625 Transmission announcement system and method for announcing upcoming data transmissions over a broadcast network 21 2000
* 7,293,275 Enhanced video content information associated with video programs 34 2002
* 7,913,279 Global listings format (GLF) for multimedia programming content and electronic program guide (EPG) information 2 2003
* 2004/0154,039 Global listings format (GLF) for multimedia programming content and electronic program guide (EPG) information 8 2003
7,392,532 Interactive video programming methods 66 2003
6,973,050 Transmission announcement system and method for announcing upcoming data transmissions over a broadcast network 18 2003
* 2004/0027,996 Transmission announcement system and method for announcing upcoming data transmissions over a broadcast network 5 2003
8,650,596 Multi-axis television navigation 0 2003
* 8,196,044 Configuration of user interfaces 10 2004
7,840,975 System and method for encouraging viewers to watch television programs 14 2004
9,021,529 Content recordation techniques 0 2004
7,568,214 Providing multiple levels of interactive television service using triggers and trigger filters 6 2004
7,664,871 Methods and apparatus for communication media commands and data using the HTTP protocol 3 2005
* 2005/0198,364 Methods and apparatus for communication media commands and data using the HTTP protocol 15 2005
8,341,687 Communicating scripts in a data service channel of a video signal 2 2005
7,761,585 Techniques for automatically detecting protocols in a computer network 1 2005
* 2006/0041,917 Techniques for automatically detecting protocols in a computer network 10 2005
7,865,919 Proxy for video on demand server control 1 2005
8,503,523 Forming a representation of a video item and use thereof 1 2007
8,122,472 User interface presenting enhanced video content information associated with video programs 1 2007
* 2008/0276,278 USER INTERFACE PRESENTING ENHANCED VIDEO CONTENT INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH VIDEO PROGRAMS 47 2007
* 2009/0150,784 USER INTERFACE FOR PREVIEWING VIDEO ITEMS 10 2007
* 2011/0246,437 COMPANION EXPERIENCE 1 2010
8,621,501 System and method for encouraging viewers to watch television programs 3 2010
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
8,756,644 System and method for supplying supplemental audio information for broadcast television programs 0 2013
 
DIGITALCONVERGENCE.:COM INC. (2)
7,900,224 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audible signal to induce a user to select an E-commerce function 4 1999
7,257,614 Digital ID for selecting web browser and use preferences of a user during use of a web application 9 2004
 
JLB VENTURES LLC (4)
8,789,114 Remote control of program scheduling 0 2001
* 2002/0019,980 Remote control of program scheduling 3 2001
* 2002/0010,925 Remote control of program scheduling 68 2001
* 2008/0282,311 Subscribing to Programming Packages 1 2008
 
MICROSTRATEGY INCORPORATED (10)
8,094,788 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services with customized message depending on recipient 14 2002
8,130,918 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with closed loop transaction processing 6 2002
7,881,443 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for travel availability information 12 2003
* 2003/0194,065 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for travel availability information 6 2003
7,486,780 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, with telephone-based service utilization and control 63 2004
* 8,051,369 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services, including deployment through personalized broadcasts 14 2005
8,607,138 System and method for OLAP report generation with spreadsheet report within the network user interface 2 2005
9,208,213 System and method for network user interface OLAP report formatting 0 2005
8,321,411 System and method for management of an automatic OLAP report broadcast system 3 2008
8,995,628 System and method for the creation and automatic deployment of personalized, dynamic and interactive voice services with closed loop transaction processing 1 2012
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (55)
8,069,461 On-screen program guide with interactive programming recommendations 4 2006
9,173,001 Media content access systems and methods 0 2006
* 2007/0300,269 Snippet access systems and methods 8 2006
9,021,404 Systems and methods for modifying content based on a positional relationship 0 2006
8,418,217 Systems and methods for accessing media content 0 2006
8,566,874 Control tools for media content access systems and methods 22 2006
8,464,295 Interactive search graphical user interface systems and methods 5 2006
8,316,408 Audio processing for media content access systems and methods 0 2006
* 2008/0120,665 Audio processing for media content access systems and methods 12 2006
8,250,605 Systems and methods for presentation of preferred program selections 1 2006
* 2008/0148,317 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTATION OF PREFERRED PROGRAM SELECTIONS 33 2006
8,194,034 Systems and methods for controlling a display 3 2006
8,510,780 Program guide navigation tools for media content access systems and methods 22 2006
8,028,313 Linear program guide for media content access systems and methods 1 2006
8,898,701 Method and system for providing attribute browsing of video assets 0 2006
* 2008/0244,654 System and Method for Providing a Directory of Advertisements 3 2007
* 2008/0244,643 System and Method for Alphanumeric Channel-Changing 0 2007
8,316,320 Expandable history tab in interactive graphical user interface systems and methods 5 2007
* 2008/0301,053 SERVICE BROKER 6 2007
8,832,553 Program guide 3D zoom 0 2007
* 2008/0320,393 PROGRAM GUIDE 3D ZOOM 2 2007
8,103,965 Media content recording and healing statuses 2 2007
* 2009/0007,173 APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PRESENTING AN INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING GUIDE 0 2007
8,739,213 System and method for providing an interactive program guide for past current and future programming 1 2007
8,483,546 Apparatus, method, and computer program product for receiving a command during a commercial 1 2007
* 2009/0003,796 APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR RECEIVING A COMMAND DURING A COMMERCIAL 1 2007
* 2009/0019,488 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PERSONAL CONTENT RECOMMENDATIONS 20 2007
8,726,159 Content level navigation systems and methods 1 2007
9,118,869 Vertically oriented program guide for media content access systems and methods 0 2007
8,051,447 Condensed program guide for media content access systems and methods 8 2007
8,522,163 Systems and methods for radial display of time based information 5 2008
* 2010/0157,742 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RADIAL DISPLAY OF TIME BASED INFORMATION 16 2008
9,274,505 Systems and methods for radial display of time based information 0 2009
* 2010/0162,170 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RADIAL DISPLAY OF TIME BASED INFORMATION 3 2009
8,990,858 Search-based media program guide systems and methods 0 2009
* 2010/0333,139 SEARCH-BASED MEDIA PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEMS AND METHODS 2 2009
9,009,622 Media content instance search methods and systems 0 2009
* 2010/0333,025 Media Content Instance Search Methods and Systems 3 2009
9,258,529 Data distribution 0 2009
* 2011/0107,374 MEDIA CONTENT WATCH LIST SYSTEMS AND METHODS 8 2009
8,327,394 Boosting factor for television content 0 2009
* 2011/0131,594 BOOSTING FACTOR FOR TELEVISION CONTENT 0 2009
9,241,136 Method and apparatus for creating a personalized programming guide 0 2009
8,528,016 Dynamic program guide information 0 2009
* 2011/0162,008 DYNAMIC PROGRAM GUIDE INFORMATION 2 2009
* 2010/0333,142 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING A PERSONALIZED PROGRAMMING GUIDE 9 2009
8,640,052 User interface enhancements for media content access systems and methods 2 2009
9,143,737 Data distribution 0 2011
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
9,038,104 System and method for providing an interactive program guide for past, current, and future programming 0 2014
9,167,190 Program guide navigation tools for media content access systems and methods 1 2015
 
ICEBOX, LLC (1)
* 6,490,726 Appliances with the internet access 3 1998
 
PIONEER CORPORATION (1)
* 6,868,550 Conditional access system of CATV 2 2000
 
Open TV, Corp. (2)
* 7,243,139 Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved integrated Internet information segments 72 2004
* 2006/0026,664 Playback of interactive programs 3 2005
 
ROVI SOLUTIONS CORPORATION (11)
8,438,601 Resource management for a networked personal video recording system 12 2003
7,603,022 Networked personal video recording system 33 2003
7,457,511 Independent buffer positions for a networked personal video recording system 18 2003
* 7,454,120 Methods and apparatus for client aggregation of television programming in a networked personal video recording system 8 2003
* 2005/0005,300 Resource management for a networked personal video recording system 36 2003
* 2005/0002,638 Methods and apparatus for client aggregation of television programming in a networked personal video recording system 11 2003
* 2005/0002,640 Networked personal video recording system 48 2003
* 2005/0002,639 Independent buffer positions for a networked personal video recording system 6 2003
8,086,575 Methods and apparatus for integrating disparate media formats in a networked media system 11 2004
* 8,737,801 Methods and apparatus for client aggregation of television programming in a networked personal video recording system 0 2008
* 2009/0034,935 Methods and Apparatus for Client Aggregation of Television Programming in a Networked Personal Video Recording System 5 2008
 
THOMSON LICENSING (6)
* 7,496,946 System for collating data from multiple sources to form a composite program guide for display 64 1997
* 6,169,543 System and method for customizing program guide information to include reminder item or local identifier 224 1998
* 7,761,891 Assigning channel selection time intervals by broadcast region 0 2004
* 2006/0288,364 Method and apparatus for selecting broadcast programs 2 2004
7,853,974 System for collating data from multiple sources to form a composite program guide for display 0 2008
* 2009/0055,868 System for collating data from multiple sources to form a composite program guide for display 66 2008
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (193)
* 6,268,849 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 313 1998
7,487,529 Electronic program guide system with advertising messages in pop-ups 123 1998
6,536,041 Program guide system with real-time data sources 294 1999
7,694,319 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation 24 1999
* 6,526,577 Enhanced interactive program guide 254 1999
8,850,477 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 4 2001
8,578,403 Systems and methods for improved audience measuring 0 2001
* 7,269,838 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 7 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 51 2001
* 2002/0042,913 Systems and methods for building user media lists 115 2001
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 32 2002
7,386,871 Program guide system with real-time data sources 45 2002
8,793,738 Television system with downloadable features 0 2003
7,493,646 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 13 2003
* 7,814,421 Program guide system with video window browsing 9 2003
7,493,641 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 95 2003
* 7,480,929 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 84 2003
* 2003/0206,719 Storage Management for a Video Recorder 77 2003
7,984,468 Systems and methods for providing program suggestions in an interactive television program guide 14 2003
7,996,864 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 26 2003
7,552,459 Information system 25 2003
* 2005/0028,201 Information system 59 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
8,205,232 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 3 2004
* 7,212,249 Television schedule system with pop-up action menu and icons 8 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 81 2004
8,762,492 Electronic mail reminder for an internet television program guide 0 2004
* 2006/0051,059 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 22 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 73 2004
8,566,871 Multiple interactive electronic program guide system and methods 0 2005
* 8,938,757 Interactive program guide with graphic program listings 0 2005
* 2006/0053,448 Interactive program guide with graphic program listings 3 2005
8,006,263 Interactive television program guide with remote access 33 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
8,613,024 Cross-platform predictive popularity ratings for use in interactive television applications 13 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 7 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 17 2006
8,010,979 Electronic program guide using markup language 4 2006
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 33 2006
8,209,424 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 0 2006
* 8,625,030 Television schedule system with pop-up action menu and icons 0 2007
8,087,047 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 12 2007
8,578,416 Systems and methods for providing blackout recording and summary information 1 2007
7,913,278 Interactive television program guide with remote access 29 2007
8,745,661 Systems and methods for providing enhanced sports watching media guidance 2 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
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
8,181,200 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 0 2007
8,112,776 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 46 2007
8,087,050 Client-server electronic program guide 8 2007
8,327,403 Systems and methods for providing remote program ordering on a user device via a web server 26 2007
8,107,977 Cross-platform messaging 0 2007
* 8,589,976 Program guide system with real-time data sources 1 2008
8,146,117 Program guide system with real-time data sources 4 2008
* 2008/0307,460 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REAL-TIME DATA SOURCES 8 2008
* 2008/0263,599 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH REAL-TIME DATA SOURCES 14 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 5 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 28 2008
7,779,445 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 49 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
* 8,931,008 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
8,555,315 Systems and methods for navigating a media guidance application with multiple perspective views 3 2009
8,359,616 Systems and methods for automatically generating advertisements using a media guidance application 13 2009
8,117,564 Systems and methods for generating a media guidance application with multiple perspective views 16 2009
* 2010/0175,078 PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH TARGETED ADVERTISING 33 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
8,001,563 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
9,201,627 Systems and methods for transferring content between user equipment and a wireless communications device 0 2010
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
9,113,108 Systems and methods for navigating program listings simultaneously displayed with a program in a media guidance application 0 2010
* 2011/0154,403 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NAVIGATING PROGRAM LISTINGS SIMULTANEOUSLY DISPLAYED WITH A PROGRAM IN A MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION 0 2010
* 9,307,278 Systems and methods for reducing cut-offs in program recording 0 2010
* 2010/0215,341 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING CUT-OFFS IN PROGRAM RECORDING 4 2010
8,272,011 Method and system for displaying advertisements between schedule listings 7 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
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
9,167,196 Systems and methods for trimming recorded content using a media guidance application 0 2010
8,453,174 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 1 2010
8,528,032 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 9 2010
8,370,884 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 15 2010
7,971,222 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 30 2010
8,646,005 Information system 5 2010
9,197,916 Systems and methods for communicating and enforcing viewing and recording limits for media-on-demand 0 2010
* 8,839,294 Electronic program guide with blackout features 0 2010
* 2011/0067,067 ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE WITH BLACKOUT FEATURES 7 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
* 2011/0167,450 INTERNET TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH EMBEDDED REAL-TIME DATA 3 2010
9,015,750 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 0 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
9,071,372 Methods and devices for presenting an interactive media guidance application 1 2010
8,584,184 Systems and methods for relocating media 4 2011
8,578,414 Television control interface with electronic guide 2 2011
8,918,809 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 0 2011
* 2011/0167,448 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING ADVERTISING, VIDEO, AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE LISTING 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
8,887,184 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 2 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 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
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
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 1 2012
* 2012/0272,270 INTERNET TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM 38 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
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
9,253,262 Systems and methods for connecting media devices through web sockets 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
* 2013/0347,040 CHANNEL SEARCHING BY CONTENT TYPE 4 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
9,191,715 Television control interface with electronic guide 0 2013
8,978,088 Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information 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
9,191,722 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2013
8,925,018 Television control interface with electronic guide 1 2014
9,032,445 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 2 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
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 1 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 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
9,282,362 Systems and methods for caching data in media-on-demand systems 0 2014
9,015,756 Interactive Program guide with graphic program listings 0 2014
9,197,936 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 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
9,294,799 Systems and methods for providing storage of data on servers in an on-demand media delivery system 0 2015
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (22)
* 6,215,483 Combining real-time and batch mode logical address links 108 1998
* 6,708,335 Tracking viewing behavior of advertisements on a home entertainment system 81 1999
* 7,181,756 Television/internet terminal user interface 20 2000
* 6,473,099 Automatically upgrading software over a satellite link 19 2000
6,990,678 Combining real-time and batch mode logical address links 50 2001
7,383,564 Video on demand methods and systems 11 2001
7,543,323 Retrieving content using batch mode and real-time logical addresses 4 2002
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
7,913,283 Video on demand methods and systems 3 2004
7,849,226 Television with set top internet terminal with user interface wherein auxiliary content is received that is associated with current television programming 20 2004
* 2005/0097,622 Television/Internet terminal user interface 119 2004
7,493,647 Video on demand 9 2005
* 7,765,575 Combining real-time and batch mode logical address links 7 2006
* 2007/0107,030 COMBINING REAL-TIME AND BATCH MODE LOGICAL ADDRESS LINKS 10 2006
7,793,325 Video on demand methods and systems 1 2008
8,998,720 Media appliance 0 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
 
MQ Gaming, LLC (33)
8,608,535 Systems and methods for providing an interactive game 28 2005
8,089,458 Toy devices and methods for providing an interactive play experience 37 2008
8,753,165 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 10 2009
8,226,493 Interactive play devices for water play attractions 28 2010
8,708,821 Systems and methods for providing interactive game play 14 2010
8,491,389 Motion-sensitive input device and interactive gaming system 18 2011
8,827,810 Methods for providing interactive entertainment 10 2011
8,169,406 Motion-sensitive wand controller for a game 35 2011
8,184,097 Interactive gaming system and method using motion-sensitive input device 32 2011
8,164,567 Motion-sensitive game controller with optional display screen 32 2011
8,702,515 Multi-platform gaming system using RFID-tagged toys 12 2012
8,248,367 Wireless gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 43 2012
8,373,659 Wirelessly-powered toy for gaming 25 2012
8,475,275 Interactive toys and games connecting physical and virtual play environments 37 2012
8,368,648 Portable interactive toy with radio frequency tracking device 24 2012
8,384,668 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 25 2012
8,531,050 Wirelessly powered gaming device 20 2012
8,888,576 Multi-media interactive play system 5 2012
8,790,180 Interactive game and associated wireless toy 11 2013
8,711,094 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 13 2013
8,814,688 Customizable toy for playing a wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 11 2013
8,758,136 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 10 2013
9,272,206 System and method for playing an interactive game 0 2013
8,686,579 Dual-range wireless controller 14 2013
9,149,717 Dual-range wireless interactive entertainment device 1 2014
8,913,011 Wireless entertainment device, system, and method 6 2014
8,961,260 Toy incorporating RFID tracking device 5 2014
8,961,312 Motion-sensitive controller and associated gaming applications 5 2014
9,186,585 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 1 2014
8,915,785 Interactive entertainment system 6 2014
9,039,533 Wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 2 2014
9,162,148 Wireless entertainment device, system, and method 1 2014
9,320,976 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 0 2015
 
PREVUE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
* 2004/0194,138 Program guide system with targeted advertisements based on function buttons and non-programming options 138 2004
 
INITIO (1)
* 2003/0037,332 System and method for storyboard interactive television advertisements 34 2001
 
ACTV, Inc. (1)
* 2004/0205,822 Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved intergrated Internet information segments 2 2004
 
MASAKAZU NOSU (2)
* 6,993,783 System for searching TV program data via the internet 2 2001
* 2002/0029,390 System for searchng TV program data via the internet 0 2001
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (2)
* 7,298,531 Digital image optimization incorporating paper evaluation 2 2001
* 2003/0090,532 Digital image optimization incorporating paper evaluation 1 2001
 
ARRIS ENTERPRISES, INC. (24)
7,594,246 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 73 2002
* 7,735,102 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 12 2002
* 7,266,835 Method and apparatus for secure transactions in an interactive television ticker 45 2002
* 7,237,252 Method and apparatus to invoke a shopping ticker 43 2002
* 2004/0003,412 Method and apparatus for secure transactions in an interactive television ticker 11 2002
* 2004/0003,406 Method and apparatus to invoke a shopping ticker 44 2002
* 2003/0046,695 System and method for enabling focused navigation using filtering and direct-tune buttons 23 2002
7,650,569 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 30 2002
7,380,260 Focused navigation interface for a PC media center and extension device 50 2002
7,350,157 Filtering by broadcast or recording quality within an electronic program guide 39 2002
8,099,680 System and method of contextual pre-tuning 11 2002
7,757,253 System and method for capturing video clips for focused navigation within a user interface 15 2002
* 2003/0221,192 System and method for capturing video clips for focused navigation within a user interface 34 2002
8,589,971 Method and apparatus for an external event ticker 0 2002
7,487,459 System and method for focused navigation using option type filters 20 2006
* 2006/0218,591 System and method for focused navigation using option type filters 19 2006
7,574,656 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 19 2006
* 2007/0011,623 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 9 2006
8,473,868 System and method for reverse hierarchical navigation within a user interface 11 2006
8,601,507 System and method for focused navigation in a media center/extension device architecture 5 2008
* 2008/0276,273 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FOCUSED NAVIGATION IN A MEDIA CENTER/EXTENSION DEVICE ARCHITECTURE 8 2008
8,924,854 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 0 2010
* 2010/0122,290 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FOCUSED NAVIGATION WITHIN A USER INTERFACE 1 2010
8,677,276 System and method of contextual pre-tuning 0 2012
 
RPX-LV ACQUISITION LLC (1)
8,069,098 Input device for allowing interface to a web site in association with a unique input code 0 2008
 
RPX CORPORATION (102)
* 6,098,106 Method for controlling a computer with an audio signal 280 1998
7,043,536 Method for controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of CD media 65 1999
7,010,577 Method of controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of DVD media 10 1999
6,970,914 Method and apparatus for embedding routing information to a remote web site in an audio/video track 12 1999
6,745,234 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location by scanning an optical code 152 1999
6,643,692 Method for controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of video tape media 60 1999
6,629,133 Interactive doll 64 1999
6,615,268 Method for controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of dat media 76 1999
6,526,449 Method and apparatus for controlling a computer from a remote location 144 1999
8,712,835 Method and apparatus for linking a web browser link to a promotional offer 3 1999
7,930,213 Method and apparatus for completing, securing and conducting an E-commerce transaction 14 1999
7,792,696 Method and apparatus for allowing a broadcast to remotely control a computer 8 1999
7,440,993 Method and apparatus for launching a web browser in response to scanning of product information 18 1999
7,424,521 Method using database for facilitating computer based access to a location on a network after scanning a barcode disposed on a product 10 1999
7,321,941 Network routing utilizing a product code 7 1999
7,284,066 Method and apparatus for matching a user's use profile in commerce with a broadcast 24 1999
7,228,282 Method and apparatus for directing an existing product code to a remote location 17 1999
7,159,037 Method and apparatus for utilizing an existing product code to issue a match to a predetermined location on a global network 26 1999
7,117,240 Method and apparatus for launching a web site with non-standard control input device 9 1999
6,836,799 Method and apparatus for tracking user profile and habits on a global network 126 1999
6,829,650 Method and apparatus for opening and launching a web browser in response to an audible signal 74 1999
6,826,592 Digital ID for selecting web browser and use preferences of a user during use of a web application 60 1999
6,701,354 Method for interconnecting two locations over a network in response to using a tool 71 1999
6,697,949 Method and apparatus for controlling a user's pc through an audio-visual broadcast to archive information in the users pc 75 1999
7,370,114 Software downloading using a television broadcast channel 25 1999
6,928,413 Method of product promotion 41 2000
6,636,896 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 87 2000
6,594,705 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 75 2000
6,868,433 Input device having positional and scanning capabilities 36 2000
6,985,954 Input device for allowing input of a unique digital code to a user's computer to control access thereof to a web site 16 2000
6,708,208 Unique bar code for indicating a link between a product and a remote location on a web network 85 2000
6,981,059 Audible designation for a node on a communication network 9 2000
6,816,894 Method for interfacing scanned product information with a source for the product over a global network 74 2000
6,377,986 Routing string indicative of a location of a database on a web associated with a product in commerce 163 2000
6,845,388 Web site access manual of a character string into a software interface 42 2000
6,622,165 Method and apparatus for allowing a remote site to interact with an intermediate database to facilitate access to the remote site 82 2000
6,701,369 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location by sensing a machine-resolvable code 125 2000
6,973,438 Method and apparatus for delivering information from a remote site on a network based on statistical information 23 2000
7,505,922 Method and apparatus for utilizing a unique transaction code to update a magazine subscription over the internet 13 2000
6,792,452 Method for configuring a piece of equipment with the use of an associated machine resolvable code 98 2000
6,725,260 Method and apparatus for configuring configurable equipment with configuration information received from a remote location 171 2000
6,704,864 Automatic configuration of equipment software 104 2000
6,631,404 Method and system for conducting a contest using a network 92 2000
6,860,424 Optical reader and use 10 2000
6,843,417 Aiming indicia for a bar code and method of use 42 2000
6,688,522 Unique bar code 82 2000
6,384,744 Method and system for data transmission from an optical reader 200 2000
6,970,916 Method for conducting a contest using a network 25 2000
6,791,588 Method for conducting a contest using a network 89 2000
6,636,892 Method for conducting a contest using a network 99 2000
7,392,945 Portable scanner for enabling automatic commerce transactions 19 2000
6,877,032 Launching a web site using a portable scanner 31 2000
6,758,398 Optical reader with ultraviolet wavelength capability 77 2000
7,493,384 Controlling a PC using a tone from a cellular telephone 14 2000
6,754,698 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location with an optical reader having a dedicated memory system 60 2000
6,823,388 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location with an optical reader having a programmable memory system 74 2000
6,694,356 Remote control having an optical indicia reader 65 2000
8,028,036 Launching a web site using a passive transponder 0 2000
7,089,291 Battery pack having integral optical reader for wireless communication device 19 2000
7,818,423 Retrieving personal account information from a web site by reading a credit card 15 2000
7,493,283 Performing an e-commerce transaction from credit card account information retrieved from a credit card company web site 15 2000
7,379,901 Accessing a vendor web site using personal account information retrieved from a credit card company web site 21 2000
7,386,600 Launching a web site using a personal device 9 2000
6,961,555 System and apparatus for connecting a wireless device to a remote location on a network 58 2000
7,392,312 Method for utilizing visual cue in conjunction with web access 22 2000
7,318,106 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 29 2003
6,985,962 Method and apparatus for allowing a remote site to interact with an intermediate database to facilitate access to the remote site 28 2003
7,437,475 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 30 2003
7,392,285 Method for conducting a contest using a network 18 2003
7,069,582 Method and apparatus for controlling a user's PC through an audio-visual broadcast to archive information in the user's PC 56 2004
7,237,104 Automatic configuration of equipment software 11 2004
7,308,483 Method and apparatus for automatic configuration of equipment 37 2004
7,886,017 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location by receiving a product code 6 2004
7,197,543 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location with an optical reader having a dedicated memory system 7 2004
7,257,619 Bar code scanner and software interface interlock for performing encrypted handshaking and for disabling the scanner or input device in case of handshaking operation failure 4 2004
7,314,173 Optical reader with ultraviolet wavelength capability 22 2004
7,558,838 Method for configuring a piece of equipment with the use of an associated machine resolvable code 13 2004
7,412,666 Method for conducting a contest using a network 17 2004
7,415,511 Method for interfacing scanned product information with a source for the product over a global network 7 2004
7,533,177 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location with an optical reader having a programmable memory system 10 2004
7,287,091 Method and apparatus for opening and launching a web browser in response to an audible signal 7 2004
7,383,333 Method and apparatus for tracking user profile and habits on a global network 13 2004
7,523,161 Control of software interface with information input to access window 7 2005
7,870,189 Input device having positional and scanning capabilities 18 2005
7,496,638 Launching a web site using a portable scanner 55 2005
7,912,961 Input device for allowing input of unique digital code to a user's computer to control access thereof to a web site 4 2006
* 7,398,548 Method and apparatus for controlling a user's pc through a broadcast communication to archive information in the user's pc 4 2006
7,596,786 Method and apparatus for utilizing an existing product code to issue a match to a predetermined location on a global network 9 2007
7,925,780 Method for connecting a wireless device to a remote location on a network 9 2007
7,908,467 Automatic configuration of equipment software 9 2007
7,819,316 Portable scanner for enabling automatic commerce transactions 7 2007
7,636,788 Method and apparatus for matching a user's use profile in commerce with a broadcast 7 2007
7,536,478 Method and apparatus for opening and launching a web browser in response to an audible signal 7 2007
7,975,022 Launching a web site using a passive transponder 4 2007
7,904,344 Accessing a vendor web site using personal account information retrieved from a credit card company web site 4 2008
7,548,988 Software downloading using a television broadcast channel 17 2008
7,739,353 Launching a web site using a personal device 9 2008
7,822,829 Method for interfacing scanned product information with a source for the product over a global network 14 2008
8,005,985 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 1 2008
7,979,576 Method and apparatus for connecting a user location to one of a plurality of destination locations on a network 10 2008
7,912,760 Method and apparatus for utilizing a unique transaction code to update a magazine subscription over the internet 4 2009
8,296,440 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location with an optical reader having a programmable memory system 6 2009
 
Star Sight (1)
* 6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 381 1999
 
F. POSZAT HU, L.L.C. (1)
6,788,241 System and method for using keystroke data to configure a remote control device 34 2002
 
XENOGENIC DEVELOPMENT LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
7,877,766 Method and system of providing a non-skippable sub-advertisement stream 20 2000
 
TP LAB, INC. (2)
* 9,027,054 Method and system to process television program summary 0 2007
* 2009/0031,352 Method and system to process television program summary 1 2007
 
CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
8,677,252 Systems and methods for displaying to a presenter visual feedback corresponding to visual changes received by viewers 0 2006
7,747,953 Methods and systems for receiving feedback from a scalable number of participants of an on-line presentation 2 2006
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC US, INC. (1)
* 6,816,201 XDS enhancement system 22 1998
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (2)
* 6,246,442 Apparatus for displaying information arranged in cells 30 1998
* 2004/0236,778 Mechanism for storing information about recorded television broadcasts 55 2004
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