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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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
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC.FREMONT, CA91

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Broughton, Susan Tracy, CA 14 1460
Leftwich, James Jay Palo Alto, CA 15 1769
O'Brien, Sean A San Jose, CA 33 2378
Schein, Steven M Riverside, CA 76 3813

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U.S. Philips Corporation (3)
5,223,924 System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with a T.V. program information database 552 1992
5,469,206 System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with electronic shopping information 242 1993
5,483,278 System and method for finding a movie of interest in a large movie database 340 1993
 
UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (3)
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5,523,796 Video clip program guide 284 1994
5,589,892 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 765 1995
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (2)
5,559,549 Television program delivery system 487 1993
5,600,364 Network controller for cable television delivery systems 731 1993
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (2)
5,677,708 System for displaying a list on a display screen 203 1995
5,657,072 Interactive entertainment network system and method for providing program listings during non-peak times 290 1996
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (2)
5,353,121 Television schedule system 803 1993
5,479,266 User interface for television schedule system 379 1995
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (2)
5,635,979 Dynamically programmable digital entertainment terminal using downloaded software to control broadband data operations 253 1994
5,666,293 Downloading operating system software through a broadcast channel 563 1995
 
AT&T CORP. (1)
5,465,113 Programmable channel regulating cable television controller 177 1993
 
AUDIOHIGHWAY.COM (1)
5,572,442 System for distributing subscription and on-demand audio programming 368 1994
 
EON CORPORATION (1)
5,663,757 Software controlled multi-mode interactive TV systems 195 1991
 
GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,155,591 Method and apparatus for providing demographically targeted television commercials 613 1989
 
IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
5,359,367 Personal computer with broadcast receiver on expansion board controlled by computer microprocessor 197 1992
 
MEDIATEK INC. (1)
5,481,296 Apparatus and method for selectively viewing video information 337 1993
 
PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. (1)
5,335,277 Signal processing appparatus and methods 480 1993
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 19 LLC (1)
5,534,911 Virtual personal channel in a television system 402 1994
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
4,787,063 Acquisition and transmission system for a recorder and a computer center 250 1985

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RPX CORPORATION (102)
6,098,106 Method for controlling a computer with an audio signal 245 1998
7,043,536 Method for controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of CD media 50 1999
7,010,577 Method of controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of DVD media 9 1999
6,970,914 Method and apparatus for embedding routing information to a remote web site in an audio/video track 10 1999
6,745,234 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location by scanning an optical code 133 1999
6,643,692 Method for controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of video tape media 47 1999
6,629,133 Interactive doll 50 1999
6,615,268 Method for controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of dat media 62 1999
6,526,449 Method and apparatus for controlling a computer from a remote location 129 1999
8,712,835 Method and apparatus for linking a web browser link to a promotional offer 0 1999
7,930,213 Method and apparatus for completing, securing and conducting an E-commerce transaction 11 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 12 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 9 1999
7,321,941 Network routing utilizing a product code 7 1999
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7,228,282 Method and apparatus for directing an existing product code to a remote location 12 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 104 1999
6,829,650 Method and apparatus for opening and launching a web browser in response to an audible signal 61 1999
6,826,592 Digital ID for selecting web browser and use preferences of a user during use of a web application 47 1999
6,701,354 Method for interconnecting two locations over a network in response to using a tool 58 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 61 1999
7,370,114 Software downloading using a television broadcast channel 23 1999
6,928,413 Method of product promotion 28 2000
6,636,896 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 73 2000
6,594,705 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 61 2000
6,868,433 Input device having positional and scanning capabilities 31 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 72 2000
6,981,059 Audible designation for a node on a communication network 8 2000
6,816,894 Method for interfacing scanned product information with a source for the product over a global network 61 2000
6,377,986 Routing string indicative of a location of a database on a web associated with a product in commerce 132 2000
6,845,388 Web site access manual of a character string into a software interface 40 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 69 2000
6,701,369 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location by sensing a machine-resolvable code 109 2000
6,973,438 Method and apparatus for delivering information from a remote site on a network based on statistical information 18 2000
7,505,922 Method and apparatus for utilizing a unique transaction code to update a magazine subscription over the internet 12 2000
6,792,452 Method for configuring a piece of equipment with the use of an associated machine resolvable code 84 2000
6,725,260 Method and apparatus for configuring configurable equipment with configuration information received from a remote location 144 2000
6,704,864 Automatic configuration of equipment software 62 2000
6,631,404 Method and system for conducting a contest using a network 75 2000
6,860,424 Optical reader and use 10 2000
6,843,417 Aiming indicia for a bar code and method of use 40 2000
6,688,522 Unique bar code 66 2000
6,384,744 Method and system for data transmission from an optical reader 162 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 74 2000
6,636,892 Method for conducting a contest using a network 75 2000
7,392,945 Portable scanner for enabling automatic commerce transactions 18 2000
6,877,032 Launching a web site using a portable scanner 30 2000
6,758,398 Optical reader with ultraviolet wavelength capability 63 2000
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6,754,698 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location with an optical reader having a dedicated memory system 46 2000
6,823,388 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location with an optical reader having a programmable memory system 54 2000
6,694,356 Remote control having an optical indicia reader 51 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 15 2000
7,818,423 Retrieving personal account information from a web site by reading a credit card 10 2000
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7,379,901 Accessing a vendor web site using personal account information retrieved from a credit card company web site 15 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 53 2000
7,392,312 Method for utilizing visual cue in conjunction with web access 18 2000
7,318,106 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 18 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 17 2003
7,437,475 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 18 2003
7,392,285 Method for conducting a contest using a network 15 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 45 2004
7,237,104 Automatic configuration of equipment software 9 2004
7,308,483 Method and apparatus for automatic configuration of equipment 26 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 18 2004
7,558,838 Method for configuring a piece of equipment with the use of an associated machine resolvable code 12 2004
7,412,666 Method for conducting a contest using a network 15 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 9 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 11 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 11 2005
7,496,638 Launching a web site using a portable scanner 39 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 7 2007
7,908,467 Automatic configuration of equipment software 8 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 16 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 12 2008
8,005,985 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 0 2008
7,979,576 Method and apparatus for connecting a user location to one of a plurality of destination locations on a network 7 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 5 2009
 
UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (68)
6,268,849 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 232 1998
6,536,041 Program guide system with real-time data sources 232 1999
7,694,319 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation 14 1999
6,526,577 Enhanced interactive program guide 180 1999
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 6 2001
8,255,961 Systems and methods for caching data in media-on-demand systems 1 2001
7,650,621 Systems and methods for providing storage of data on servers in an on-demand media delivery system 25 2001
7,386,871 Program guide system with real-time data sources 32 2002
7,398,541 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 16 2003
7,493,646 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 11 2003
7,814,421 Program guide system with video window browsing 4 2003
7,984,468 Systems and methods for providing program suggestions in an interactive television program guide 7 2003
8,046,801 Interactive television program guide with remote access 30 2004
8,762,492 Electronic mail reminder for an internet television program guide 0 2004
8,806,533 System and method for using television information codes 0 2005
8,006,263 Interactive television program guide with remote access 5 2005
8,613,024 Cross-platform predictive popularity ratings for use in interactive television applications 0 2005
8,607,287 Interactive media guidance system having multiple devices 0 2005
8,457,475 Systems and methods for interactive program guides with personal video recording features 1 2006
8,613,020 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 1 2006
8,010,979 Electronic program guide using markup language 3 2006
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 0 2006
8,209,424 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 0 2006
8,087,047 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 5 2007
7,913,278 Interactive television program guide with remote access 11 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 0 2007
8,578,423 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2007
8,087,050 Client-server electronic program guide 1 2007
8,327,403 Systems and methods for providing remote program ordering on a user device via a web server 2 2007
8,107,977 Cross-platform messaging 0 2007
8,589,976 Program guide system with real-time data sources 0 2008
8,146,117 Program guide system with real-time data sources 2 2008
8,601,526 Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information 0 2008
8,327,402 Methods and devices for presenting an interactive media guidance application 1 2008
7,917,933 Systems and methods for relocating media 6 2008
7,779,445 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 27 2009
8,352,978 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 0 2009
8,589,975 Electronic program guide with advance notification 2 2009
8,555,315 Systems and methods for navigating a media guidance application with multiple perspective views 0 2009
8,359,616 Systems and methods for automatically generating advertisements using a media guidance application 2 2009
8,117,564 Systems and methods for generating a media guidance application with multiple perspective views 6 2009
8,001,563 Interactive program guide system and method 4 2009
8,863,170 System and method for metadata-linked advertisements 0 2009
8,291,461 Systems and methods for managing the distribution of on-demand media 0 2009
8,151,296 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation 1 2010
8,612,310 Method and system for commerce in media program related merchandise 0 2010
8,555,321 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 0 2010
8,522,287 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 0 2010
8,464,296 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide 1 2010
8,528,032 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2010
8,370,884 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 1 2010
7,971,222 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 12 2010
8,839,294 Electronic program guide with blackout features 0 2010
8,856,844 Systems and methods for automatically purchasing and recording popular pay programs in an interactive media delivery system 0 2010
8,584,184 Systems and methods for relocating media 0 2011
8,620,769 Method and systems for checking that purchasable items are compatible with user equipment 0 2011
8,799,971 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 0 2011
8,584,172 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2011
8,578,413 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2011
8,565,797 Cross-platform messaging 0 2011
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
8,667,538 Methods and devices for presenting an interactive media guidance application 0 2012
8,806,546 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 0 2013
8,768,148 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2013
8,755,666 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2013
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (39)
6,449,653 Interleaved multiple multimedia stream for synchronized transmission over a computer network 141 1997
6,345,293 Personalized information for an end user transmitted over a computer network 57 1997
6,223,292 Authorization systems, methods, and computer program products 104 1997
6,698,020 Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion 628 1998
6,215,483 Combining real-time and batch mode logical address links 77 1998
7,168,086 Proxy for video on demand server control 11 1998
6,412,112 System for transmitting digital data through a lossy channel 55 1999
6,708,335 Tracking viewing behavior of advertisements on a home entertainment system 59 1999
6,704,929 Tracking viewing behavior of a home entertainment system 60 1999
7,194,753 System and method for efficiently tuning to channels of a variety of different broadcast types 18 2000
7,181,756 Television/internet terminal user interface 13 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 31 2000
6,628,625 Transmission announcement system and method for announcing upcoming data transmissions over a broadcast network 17 2000
6,473,099 Automatically upgrading software over a satellite link 16 2000
6,990,678 Combining real-time and batch mode logical address links 39 2001
7,383,564 Video on demand methods and systems 8 2001
7,293,275 Enhanced video content information associated with video programs 20 2002
7,543,323 Retrieving content using batch mode and real-time logical addresses 3 2002
7,913,279 Global listings format (GLF) for multimedia programming content and electronic program guide (EPG) information 0 2003
7,392,532 Interactive video programming methods 27 2003
6,973,050 Transmission announcement system and method for announcing upcoming data transmissions over a broadcast network 13 2003
8,650,596 Multi-axis television navigation 0 2003
8,196,044 Configuration of user interfaces 2 2004
7,840,975 System and method for encouraging viewers to watch television programs 7 2004
7,568,214 Providing multiple levels of interactive television service using triggers and trigger filters 2 2004
7,386,874 Video on demand methods and systems 13 2004
7,363,646 Video on demand methods and systems 2 2004
7,913,283 Video on demand methods and systems 0 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 12 2004
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7,493,647 Video on demand 8 2005
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7,865,919 Proxy for video on demand server control 0 2005
7,765,575 Combining real-time and batch mode logical address links 3 2006
8,503,523 Forming a representation of a video item and use thereof 0 2007
8,122,472 User interface presenting enhanced video content information associated with video programs 0 2007
7,793,325 Video on demand methods and systems 0 2008
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7,877,769 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 22 2001
7,571,455 TV having language selection function and control method of the same 3 2001
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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 2 2005
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7,917,926 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 18 2007
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8,677,412 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2012
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7,386,806 Scaling and layout methods and systems for handling one-to-many objects 43 2006
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7,844,987 Interactive content guide for television programming 8 2006
7,262,760 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability 145 2006
7,489,298 3D pointing devices and methods 35 2007
7,414,611 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability 133 2007
8,046,804 Media user interfaces using metadata from different sources 0 2007
7,860,676 Real-time dynamic tracking of bias 4 2008
8,072,424 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability 7 2008
8,359,545 Fast and smooth scrolling of user interfaces operating on thin clients 1 2008
8,237,657 Methods and devices for removing unintentional movement in 3D pointing devices 1 2009
8,169,405 Methods and systems for enhancing television applications using 3D pointing 4 2010
8,407,022 Real-time dynamic tracking of bias 1 2010
8,629,836 3D pointing devices with orientation compensation and improved usability 0 2011
8,795,079 Semantic gaming and application transformation including movement processing equations based on inertia 0 2012
8,432,358 Methods and systems for enhancing television applications using 3D pointing 0 2012
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7,949,565 Privacy-protected advertising system 12 2000
8,151,295 Queue based advertisement scheduling and sales 7 2000
8,180,675 System and method for automatically managing avail inventory data and avail pricing 0 2000
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7,328,448 Advertisement distribution system for distributing targeted advertisements in television systems 14 2000
7,331,057 Grouping advertisement subavails 14 2000
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7,185,353 System and method for delivering statistically scheduled advertisements 41 2001
7,810,114 Advertisement filtering and storage for targeted advertisement systems 18 2005
7,152,237 Delivering targeted advertisements to the set-top-box 29 2005
7,584,490 System and method for delivering statistically scheduled advertisements 9 2007
7,690,013 Advertisement monitoring system 13 2007
8,087,045 Grouping advertisement subavails 0 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 0 2009
7,962,934 Advertisement monitoring system 2 2010
8,225,347 Advertisement filtering and storage for targeted advertisement systems 0 2010
8,484,677 Advertisement monitoring system 0 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 0 2011
8,789,091 Queue based advertisement scheduling and sales 0 2012
8,813,126 Method and system for targeted advertisement filtering and storage 0 2012
 
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8,418,217 Systems and methods for accessing media content 0 2006
8,566,874 Control tools for media content access systems and methods 0 2006
8,464,295 Interactive search graphical user interface systems and methods 1 2006
8,316,408 Audio processing for media content access systems and methods 0 2006
8,250,605 Systems and methods for presentation of preferred program selections 0 2006
8,194,034 Systems and methods for controlling a display 1 2006
8,510,780 Program guide navigation tools for media content access systems and methods 0 2006
8,028,313 Linear program guide for media content access systems and methods 1 2006
8,316,320 Expandable history tab in interactive graphical user interface systems and methods 1 2007
8,832,553 Program guide 3D zoom 0 2007
8,103,965 Media content recording and healing statuses 2 2007
8,739,213 System and method for providing an interactive program guide for past current and future programming 0 2007
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8,726,159 Content level navigation systems and methods 0 2007
8,051,447 Condensed program guide for media content access systems and methods 4 2007
8,522,163 Systems and methods for radial display of time based information 1 2008
8,327,394 Boosting factor for television content 0 2009
8,528,016 Dynamic program guide information 0 2009
8,640,052 User interface enhancements for media content access systems and methods 1 2009
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8,850,477 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 0 2001
7,421,724 Systems and methods for displaying information regions in an interactive electronic program guide 18 2002
8,793,738 Television system with downloadable features 0 2003
7,493,641 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 35 2003
7,480,929 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 42 2003
7,552,459 Information system 15 2003
8,205,232 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 1 2004
7,212,249 Television schedule system with pop-up action menu and icons 8 2004
8,566,871 Multiple interactive electronic program guide system and methods 0 2005
8,625,030 Television schedule system with pop-up action menu and icons 0 2007
8,776,125 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 0 2007
8,615,782 System and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 0 2007
8,181,200 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 0 2007
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8,453,174 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 1 2010
8,646,005 Information system 2 2010
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8,806,538 Information system 0 2014
 
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8,042,132 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content 6 2003
8,707,354 Graphically rich, modular, promotional tile interface for interactive television 0 2003
8,352,983 Programming contextual interactive user interface for television 1 2003
8,413,205 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content 0 2003
8,578,411 System and method for controlling iTV application behaviors through the use of application profile filters 1 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 8 2004
8,650,480 Method and system for transforming content for execution on multiple platforms 0 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 0 2011
8,667,387 Method and system for transforming content for execution on multiple platforms 0 2011
8,745,658 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content 0 2011
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
 
NINTENDO CO., LTD. (17)
8,308,563 Game system and storage medium having game program stored thereon 3 2006
7,786,976 Coordinate calculating apparatus and coordinate calculating program 1 2006
8,157,651 Information processing program 2 2006
7,942,745 Game operating device 42 2006
7,931,535 Game operating device 14 2006
8,267,786 Game controller and game system 2 2006
7,927,216 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 36 2006
7,716,008 Acceleration data processing program, and storage medium, and acceleration data processing apparatus for use with the same 9 2007
7,877,224 Inclination calculation apparatus and inclination calculation program, and game apparatus and game program 7 2007
8,409,003 Game controller and game system 0 2008
7,774,155 Accelerometer-based controller 72 2008
8,834,271 Game controller and game system 0 2008
8,041,536 Inclination calculation apparatus and inclination calculation program, and game apparatus and game program 3 2010
8,313,379 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 6 2010
8,430,753 Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller 1 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
 
CREATIVE KINGDOMS, LLC (16)
8,089,458 Toy devices and methods for providing an interactive play experience 22 2008
8,708,821 Systems and methods for providing interactive game play 1 2010
8,491,389 Motion-sensitive input device and interactive gaming system 9 2011
8,169,406 Motion-sensitive wand controller for a game 21 2011
8,184,097 Interactive gaming system and method using motion-sensitive input device 18 2011
8,164,567 Motion-sensitive game controller with optional display screen 20 2011
8,248,367 Wireless gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 22 2012
8,373,659 Wirelessly-powered toy for gaming 11 2012
8,475,275 Interactive toys and games connecting physical and virtual play environments 14 2012
8,368,648 Portable interactive toy with radio frequency tracking device 11 2012
8,384,668 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 12 2012
8,531,050 Wirelessly powered gaming device 9 2012
8,790,180 Interactive game and associated wireless toy 0 2013
8,711,094 Portable gaming device and gaming system combining both physical and virtual play elements 1 2013
8,814,688 Customizable toy for playing a wireless interactive game having both physical and virtual elements 0 2013
8,686,579 Dual-range wireless controller 1 2013
 
ARRIS ENTERPRISES, INC. (15)
7,594,246 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 42 2002
7,735,102 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 5 2002
7,266,835 Method and apparatus for secure transactions in an interactive television ticker 36 2002
7,237,252 Method and apparatus to invoke a shopping ticker 30 2002
7,650,569 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 17 2002
7,380,260 Focused navigation interface for a PC media center and extension device 35 2002
7,350,157 Filtering by broadcast or recording quality within an electronic program guide 24 2002
8,099,680 System and method of contextual pre-tuning 4 2002
7,757,253 System and method for capturing video clips for focused navigation within a user interface 5 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 15 2006
7,574,656 System and method for focused navigation within a user interface 14 2006
8,473,868 System and method for reverse hierarchical navigation within a user interface 1 2006
8,601,507 System and method for focused navigation in a media center/extension device architecture 1 2008
8,677,276 System and method of contextual pre-tuning 0 2012
 
SONY CORPORATION (15)
8,104,060 Information transmitting method and television broadcast receiver 1 1998
6,993,781 Control device, control method, electric apparatus, control method of an electric apparatus, electric apparatus system, control method of an electric apparatus system, and transmission medium 0 2000
7,631,334 Information processing device, information processing method and medium 0 2001
7,552,463 Television receiver, receiver and program execution method 0 2001
7,818,439 Transmission apparatus, reception apparatus and transmission/reception apparatus for image and/or audio data and other than image and/or audio data 1 2002
8,332,891 Information processing apparatus and method, and program 0 2003
7,117,522 Television transmitter, television transmitting method, television receiver and television receiving method 4 2004
7,631,036 Communication method, communication device, and program 0 2004
7,962,936 Program guide displaying method, apparatus and computer program 1 2005
8,086,589 Searching system, searching unit, searching method, displaying method for search results, terminal unit, inputting unit, and record medium 0 2006
7,733,295 Bi-directional communication system, display apparatus, base apparatus and bi-directional communication method 0 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
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
 
GOOGLE INC. (12)
7,212,730 System and method for enhanced edit list for recording options 9 2002
8,782,698 Customizable media channels 0 2007
8,631,440 Program guide user interface 0 2007
8,572,649 Electronic program guide presentation 1 2007
8,533,761 Aggregating media information 3 2007
8,522,281 Head end generalization 2 2007
8,484,192 Media search broadening 1 2007
8,065,603 Hiding portions of display content 3 2007
8,005,826 Identifying media content in queries 12 2007
8,275,764 Recommending media programs based on media program popularity 2 2007
8,713,002 Identifying media content in queries 0 2011
8,775,415 Recommending media programs based on media program popularity 0 2012
 
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC. (11)
8,063,923 System and method for updating information in an electronic portable device 4 2002
7,254,777 System and method for controlling the recording functionality of an appliance using a program guide 18 2002
7,831,930 System and method for displaying a user interface for a remote control application 13 2002
7,136,709 Home appliance control system and methods in a networked environment 78 2004
7,155,305 System and methods for home appliance identification and control in a networked environment 101 2005
7,895,532 User interface for a remote control application 7 2006
7,610,555 Hand held remote control device having an improved user interface 10 2006
7,379,778 System and methods for home appliance identification and control in a networked environment 23 2006
8,863,184 System and method for presenting program guide information in an electronic portable device 0 2007
7,877,705 System and methods for interacting with a control environment 24 2007
8,473,865 User interface for a remote control application 1 2010
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (9)
6,208,335 Method and apparatus for providing a menu structure for an interactive information distribution system 157 1997
7,117,440 Method and apparatus for providing a menu structure for an interactive information distribution system 53 1999
7,091,968 Method and apparatus for encoding a user interface 5 1999
7,032,176 Method and apparatus for providing a menu structure for an interactive information distribution system 10 2001
7,836,467 Interactive user interface 5 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
8,661,465 Apparatus and method for combining realtime and non-realtime encoded content 1 2010
8,522,277 Interactive user interface 0 2010
 
INDEX SYSTEMS, INC. (9)
6,606,747 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 10 1999
7,328,450 Method and system for displaying targeted advertisements in an electronic program guide 77 2003
7,266,833 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 32 2003
7,594,243 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 1 2003
8,265,458 System and method for generating video taping reminders 2 2004
8,689,259 Home entertainment system and method of its operation 0 2004
7,941,818 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 2 2007
8,272,011 Method and system for displaying advertisements between schedule listings 2 2010
8,792,776 System and method for generating video taping reminders 0 2012
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (8)
6,756,997 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 278 2000
8,635,649 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 2 2002
7,996,864 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 1 2003
8,761,584 System and method for searching a database of television schedule information 0 2004
8,732,757 System and method for targeted advertisement display responsive to user characteristics 0 2006
8,448,209 System and method for displaying advertisements responsive to EPG information 0 2007
8,336,071 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 5 2010
8,726,311 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2010
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (8)
6,397,387 Client and server system 180 1997
6,577,350 Method and apparatus for displaying an electronic program guide 139 1998
6,661,472 Channel selection in digital television 58 1999
6,978,473 Pop-up option palette 49 2000
7,721,309 System and method for providing channel selection in an electronic programming guide 0 2000
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
 
MICROSTRATEGY, INCORPORATED (7)
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 5 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 2 2002
7,881,443 System and method for real-time, personalized, dynamic, interactive voice services for travel availability information 8 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 30 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 9 2005
8,607,138 System and method for OLAP report generation with spreadsheet report within the network user interface 0 2005
8,321,411 System and method for management of an automatic OLAP report broadcast system 1 2008
 
OPENTV, INC. (7)
7,120,871 Enhanced video programming system and method utilizing a web page staging area 61 1999
6,970,641 Playback of interactive programs 33 2000
7,757,265 System and method for local meta data insertion 1 2001
7,890,987 Method and apparatus for improved acquisition and monitoring of event information table sections 4 2002
7,409,437 Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved integrated Internet information segments 23 2002
7,930,716 Techniques for reinsertion of local market advertising in digital video from a bypass source 0 2002
7,386,221 Playback of interactive programs 0 2005
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (7)
8,582,946 Systems and methods for recording programs using a network recording device as supplemental storage 1 2005
8,578,416 Systems and methods for providing blackout recording and summary information 1 2007
8,745,661 Systems and methods for providing enhanced sports watching media guidance 0 2007
8,640,165 Systems and methods for providing enhanced sports watching media guidance 0 2007
8,281,341 Systems and methods for providing media guidance planners 1 2007
8,624,908 Systems and methods of transitioning from buffering video to recording video 0 2008
8,490,138 Channel searching by content type 0 2009
 
MQ GAMING, LLC (6)
8,608,535 Systems and methods for providing an interactive game 6 2005
8,753,165 Wireless toy systems and methods for interactive entertainment 0 2009
8,226,493 Interactive play devices for water play attractions 17 2010
8,827,810 Methods for providing interactive entertainment 0 2011
8,702,515 Multi-platform gaming system using RFID-tagged toys 1 2012
8,758,136 Multi-platform gaming systems and methods 0 2013
 
MUSCO CORPORATION (6)
6,681,110 Means and apparatus for control of remote electrical devices 60 2000
7,209,958 Apparatus, system and method for wide area networking to control sports lighting 8 2001
7,778,635 Means and apparatus for control of remote electronic devices 20 2003
8,508,152 Apparatus and method for compensating for reduced light output of a solid-state light source having a lumen depreciation characteristic over its operational life 0 2011
8,525,439 Apparatus and method for discretionary adjustment of lumen output of light sources having lamp lumen depreciation characteristic compensation 0 2011
8,575,866 Apparatus and method for compensating for reduced light output of a solid-state light source having a lumen depreciation characteristic over its operational life 0 2012
 
ROVI SOLUTIONS CORPORATION (6)
8,438,601 Resource management for a networked personal video recording system 2 2003
7,603,022 Networked personal video recording system 24 2003
7,457,511 Independent buffer positions for a networked personal video recording system 10 2003
7,454,120 Methods and apparatus for client aggregation of television programming in a networked personal video recording system 4 2003
8,086,575 Methods and apparatus for integrating disparate media formats in a networked media system 4 2004
8,737,801 Methods and apparatus for client aggregation of television programming in a networked personal video recording system 0 2008
 
VIACLIX, INC. (6)
6,785,716 System and method of channel-based internet network 53 2000
6,745,223 User terminal for channel-based internet network 67 2000
6,587,873 System server for channel-based internet network 69 2000
7,111,051 Smart card for accessing a target internet site 8 2001
6,813,639 Method for establishing channel-based internet access network 5 2001
7,506,066 User terminal for channel-based internet network 5 2004
 
INTEL CORPORATION (5)
7,058,635 Method and apparatus for searching through an electronic programming guide 31 1998
7,325,245 Linking to video information 4 1999
8,607,269 Electronic program guide for obtaining past, current, and future programs 0 2002
8,181,204 Linking to video information 0 2007
8,671,430 Linking to video information 0 2012
 
BROADCAST INTERACTIVE MEDIA, LLC (4)
7,231,604 Individualized content guide 1 2001
6,785,904 Method and system for providing household level television programming information 17 2001
7,631,332 Method and system for providing household level television programming information 2 2003
8,010,981 Method and system for creating television programming guide 0 2006
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (4)
8,341,662 User-controlled selective overlay in a streaming media 8 1999
7,984,473 System and method for the coordination of short-term cyclic data and ephemeral content in a broadcast stream 6 2000
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
 
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
 
THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. (4)
8,832,738 Interactive mosaic channel video stream with additional programming sources 0 2007
8,752,089 Dynamic determination of presentation of multiple video cells in an on-screen display 0 2007
8,782,719 Infrastructure for interactive television applications 0 2007
8,671,429 Method and system for dynamically changing a user interface for added or removed resources 0 2008
 
THOMSON LICENSING (4)
7,496,946 System for collating data from multiple sources to form a composite program guide for display 31 1997
6,169,543 System and method for customizing program guide information to include reminder item or local identifier 164 1998
7,761,891 Assigning channel selection time intervals by broadcast region 0 2004
7,853,974 System for collating data from multiple sources to form a composite program guide for display 0 2008
 
TIVO INC. (4)
7,665,111 Data storage management and scheduling system 27 1999
8,478,114 Distributed database management system 0 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
 
YOUR CHOICE INTERACTIVE, INC. (4)
7,269,837 Interactive television advertising method 14 2000
8,006,265 Interactive television advertising method 6 2007
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
 
APTIV DIGITAL, INC. (3)
7,853,120 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 1 2004
8,176,516 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 0 2009
8,532,466 Video recorder having user extended and automatically extended time slots 0 2010
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (3)
7,469,413 Receiving apparatus, method therefor, signal processing apparatus, method therefor and memory medium 12 2000
7,047,551 Information distributing method and information distributing system 9 2001
7,543,067 Flexible secure network data transfer and messaging 3 2001
 
COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (3)
7,017,173 System enabling user access to secondary content associated with a primary content stream 66 2000
8,296,800 System and method for providing access to interactive features of electronic program guides from within promotional programming 3 2001
7,120,925 System and method for displaying editorial content through television navigation controls and electronic program guides 4 2001
 
GATEWAY, INC. (3)
7,152,236 Integration of internet sources into an electronic program database list 50 1998
6,721,954 Personal preferred viewing using electronic program guide 128 1999
6,601,074 Episode identification 27 1999
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (3)
7,565,673 Apparatus and method for using keyboard macros to control viewing channel 1 1997
6,363,204 Viewing management for video sources 36 1997
7,263,524 Data access methods and multifunction device therefor 1 2001
 
KEEN PERSONAL MEDIA, INC. (3)
7,206,497 Electronic program guide subsystem for receiving and processing electronic program guide information from a set-top box 8 2000
7,325,244 Displaying a program guide responsive to electronic program guide data and program recording indicators 5 2001
7,292,775 Communicating program identifiers from a digital video recorder (DVR) to a set top box (STB) independent of when the STB demodulates the associated program data 7 2001
 
NEWS AMERICA MARKETING PROPERTIES L.L.C. (3)
8,050,969 Interactive marketing network and process using electronic certificates 2 2008
8,775,245 Secure coupon distribution 0 2010
8,370,200 Interactive marketing network and process using electronic certificates 0 2011
 
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
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
6,405,372 Method for updating electronic program guide information and device thereof in a digital TV receiver 54 1998
7,047,552 Video apparatus having variable OSD graphic data and a method therefor 1 2001
7,412,715 Method and apparatus for displaying channel information and selecting channel on digital television 7 2001
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, LLC (3)
7,657,916 Digital subscriber television networks with local physical storage devices and virtual storage 5 2001
8,171,514 Managing favorite channels 0 2002
7,793,330 Hyperlinked media objects in personal video recording 0 2009
 
TRIVENI DIGITAL INC. (3)
8,782,705 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2012
8,695,039 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2012
8,695,040 Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals 0 2012
 
CATALINA MARKETING CORPORATION (2)
6,885,994 System and method for providing shopping aids and incentives to customers through a computer network 78 2000
7,233,913 System and method for providing shopping aids and incentives to customers through a computer network 19 2004
 
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
 
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 (2)
8,789,114 Remote control of program scheduling 0 2001
8,756,635 Remote control of program scheduling 0 2001
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (2)
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
 
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (2)
8,719,886 Dynamic processing of streamed content 0 2009
8,595,778 User authentication in a content delivery network 0 2009
 
LPL Licensing, LLC (2)
8,352,317 System for facilitating production of variable offer communications 0 2012
8,738,435 Method and apparatus for presenting personalized content relating to offered products and services 0 2013
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (2)
6,792,616 System and method for providing a plurality of programming services in a television system 79 1998
6,738,982 Method and system for uniform resource identification and access to television services 45 2000
 
SDI Development Inc. (2)
8,499,321 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 2005
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 0 2012
 
AOL INC. (1)
7,240,092 Displaying complementary content sources 10 2004
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
8,839,300 Method and system for presenting electronic programming guides 0 2008
 
ATC - ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY COMPANY, LLC (1)
8,073,921 Methods for remote monitoring and control of appliances over a computer network 10 2005
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
8,566,481 Managing configuration data 0 2009
 
COLLARITY, INC. (1)
8,812,541 Generation of refinement terms for search queries 0 2013
 
COMCAST CABLE HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
6,952,836 Method and apparatus for managing the provisioning of client devices connected to an interactive TV network 15 2000
 
COMVERSE, LTD. (1)
6,732,368 Method and apparatus for providing voice/unified messaging services using CATV terminals 45 1999
 
CUMNOR TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,445,398 Method and system for providing user interface for electronic program guide 61 1998
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (1)
8,272,020 System for the delivery and dynamic presentation of large media assets over bandwidth constrained networks 1 2003
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
7,298,531 Digital image optimization incorporating paper evaluation 2 2001
 
ELDON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (1)
8,850,488 Systems and methods for accessing electronic program guide information over a backchannel communication path 0 2009
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (1)
6,754,904 Informing network users of television programming viewed by other network users 181 1999
 
FIRTIVA CORPORATION (1)
8,316,390 Method for advertisers to sponsor broadcasts without commercials 2 2001
 
GOLDFARB, ADOLPH (1)
6,388,714 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 282 1997
 
HSNi, LLC (1)
8,326,692 Method and system for improved interactive television processing 0 2010
 
ICEBOX, LLC (1)
6,490,726 Appliances with the internet access 3 1998
 
INTEGRA5 COMMUNICATIONS INC. (1)
7,571,458 Method and apparatus for selecting and displaying multi-media messages 15 2000
 
JLB VENTURES LLC (1)
7,412,716 Method and system for enabling visitors to subscribe to currently-viewed programming packages 2 2002
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
6,839,902 Broadcasting receiver for receiving and regenerating records of digital broadcasting 6 2003
 
KAI, NAOTO (1)
RE45088 System for searching TV program data via the internet 0 2010
 
MASAKAZU NOSU (1)
6,993,783 System for searching TV program data via the internet 1 2001
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
6,246,442 Apparatus for displaying information arranged in cells 29 1998
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC VISUAL SOLUTIONS AMERICA, INC. (1)
6,816,201 XDS enhancement system 19 1998
 
MIXED SIGNALS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,607,149 System and method for merging interactive television data with closed caption data 0 2001
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
6,314,568 Broadcast-program viewing method and system to allow customized viewing based on user input 31 1999
 
News America Marketing Properties (1)
7,401,032 Process for the distribution and redemption of coupons 17 2000
 
NIPPON HOSO KYOKAI (1)
8,532,292 Stream generation method, broadcast receiving apparatus, and display method 0 2007
 
NISEL INVESTMENTS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
6,788,241 System and method for using keystroke data to configure a remote control device 28 2002
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
8,763,036 Method for indicating service types in the service guide 0 2005
 
NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORKS GMBH & CO. KG (1)
7,444,665 Interactive television system 4 2002
 
Open TV, Corp. (1)
7,243,139 Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved integrated Internet information segments 36 2004
 
PIONEER CORPORATION (1)
6,868,550 Conditional access system of CATV 2 2000
 
PLDN HOLDINGS, LLC (1)
6,278,976 System for the delivery of audio recordings 30 2000
 
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
6,530,086 System and method for VDSL real time response to video programming 10 1999
 
RELEVAD MEDIA GROUP, INC. (1)
8,468,565 Method and apparatus for displaying information in response to motion picture programming 0 2008
 
REQUISITE SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
7,555,503 Method and apparatus for managing updates to a catalog 1 2000
 
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
 
SCHWEGMAN, LUNDBERG & WOESSNER/OPEN TV (1)
6,604,243 System and method for information filtering 50 1998
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
8,051,446 Method of creating a semantic video summary using information from secondary sources 0 1999
 
SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
6,925,649 Methods and systems for mass customization of digital television broadcasts in DASE environments 8 2001
 
SIGMATEL, INC. (1)
7,228,054 Automated playlist generation 10 2002
 
Simmons, Selvyn D. (1)
7,269,854 Transaction system for transporting media files from content provider sources to home entertainment devices 26 2001
 
SONICISLAND SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
7,139,983 Interactive content guide for television programming 112 2001
 
SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
6,608,633 Visual display of categorical information through visual factors such as scale and location 35 1998
 
SPOTWARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,862,741 System and method for displaying event related electronic program guide data on intelligent remote devices 43 1999
 
Star Sight (1)
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 260 1999
 
STREAMZAP, INC. (1)
8,418,062 Control of media centric websites by hand-held remote 0 2005
 
TELECOM PARTNERS INC. (1)
7,150,030 Subscriber characterization system 97 1998
 
TELVUE CORPORATION (1)
6,286,139 Internet-based video ordering system and method 86 1998
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
8,806,536 Program guide system with preference profiles 0 2012
 
UEI Electronics Inc. (1)
8,176,432 Hand held remote control device having an improved user interface 2 2002
 
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC. (1)
8,646,015 Apparatus and methods for network access using a set top box and television 0 2002
 
VIRTUAL CREATIVE ARTISTS, LLC (1)
7,308,413 Process for creating media content based upon submissions received on an electronic multi-media exchange 45 2000
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
8,756,644 System and method for supplying supplemental audio information for broadcast television programs 0 2013
 
WALKER DIGITAL, LLC (1)
8,402,500 System and method for supplying supplemental audio information for broadcast television programs 0 2008
 
YAHOO! INC. (1)
7,346,556 System and method for performing purchase transactions utilizing a broadcast-based device 11 2004
 
ZFT CONSULTING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
7,877,766 Method and system of providing a non-skippable sub-advertisement stream 9 2000
 
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6,636,237 Method for creating and synchronizing links to objects in a video 7 2000
8,065,615 Method of retrieving information associated with an object present in a media stream 2 2003
8,869,204 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 0 2007
8,687,781 Phone appliance with display screen and methods of using the same 0 2008
7,827,583 Web television having a two-way communication bus interconnecting a television controller and an internet module 10 2008
7,823,181 Web television having a two-way communication bus interconnecting a television controller and an internet module 12 2009