Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7047549
APP PUB NO 20040163104A1
SERIAL NO

10762924

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An improved television guide system. According to one embodiment of the invention, television guide information is provided that includes multiple occurrences of a single show. The guide system of the present invention allows the user to identify a show and, thereafter, identify when the identified show will be played again. Accordingly, the user may more easily select shows for viewing or recordation.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ROVI GUIDES, INC.RADNOR, PA782

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alba, Theresa A Fremont, CA 22 1322
King, Molly K Fremont, CA 21 2229
Russman, Robert E Pleasanton, CA 11 1168
Schein, Steven M Menlo Park, CA 62 6629
Warden, David P Belmont, CA 18 2205

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
5635989 Method and apparatus for sorting and searching a television program guide 463 1996
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4488179 Television viewing center system 592 1981
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
5357276 Method of providing video on demand with VCR like functions 850 1992
5592551 Method and apparatus for providing interactive electronic programming guide 911 1994
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
5596373 Method and apparatus for providing program oriented information in a multiple station broadcast system 386 1995
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (3)
4908713 VCR Programmer 620 1988
5523796 Video clip program guide 420 1994
5684525 Merging multi-source information in a television system 391 1996
 
The SuperGuide Corporation (1)
4751578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 761 1985
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (2)
4706121 TV schedule system and process 1373 1986
5353121 Television schedule system 1001 1993
 
PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. (1)
5335277 Signal processing appparatus and methods 671 1993
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
X ONE, INC. (11)
8538458 Location sharing and tracking using mobile phones or other wireless devices 84 2008
8831635 Methods and apparatuses for transmission of an alert to multiple devices 4 2011
8750898 Methods and systems for annotating target locations 4 2013
8798645 Methods and systems for sharing position data and tracing paths between mobile-device users 3 2013
8798593 Location sharing and tracking using mobile phones or other wireless devices 2 2013
8798647 Tracking proximity of services provider to services consumer 4 2013
9167558 Methods and systems for sharing position data between subscribers involving multiple wireless providers 0 2014
9467832 Methods and systems for temporarily sharing position data between mobile-device users 0 2014
9185522 Apparatus and method to transmit content to a cellular wireless device based on proximity to other wireless devices 0 2014
9031581 Apparatus and method for obtaining content on a cellular wireless device based on proximity to other wireless devices 1 2014
9253616 Apparatus and method for obtaining content on a cellular wireless device based on proximity 1 2015
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (3)
* 7581238 Program episodes recording 5 2002
* 8332893 Hybrid channel map 2 2007
* 2009/0097,530 Hybrid channel map 2 2007
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (26)
8229283 System and method for quality marking of a recording 6 2005
8214869 Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems 16 2005
* 2007/0168,539 Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems 22 2005
* 2008/0046,935 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING PROGRAM GUIDE INFORMATION 15 2006
* 2007/0094,684 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 11 2006
8832742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 39 2006
8381249 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 17 2006
* 2008/0086,456 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 42 2006
8522282 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 1 2007
* 2008/0077,957 TELEVISION SCHEDULE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION FOR MULTIPLE PROGRAM OCCURRENCES 22 2007
8625971 Systems and methods for recording and playing back programs having desirable recording attributes 2 2009
9232254 Client-server based interactive television guide with server recording 1 2011
9374560 Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems 0 2012
9118948 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 1 2013
8955013 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 1 2013
9055318 Client-server based interactive guide with server storage 1 2013
9171580 Systems and methods for recording and playing back programs having desirable recording attributes 0 2013
9154843 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 2 2014
9021538 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 3 2014
9071872 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 2 2014
9125169 Methods and systems for performing actions based on location-based rules 0 2014
9215504 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 0 2014
9055319 Interactive guide with recording 1 2014
9369741 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 0 2015
9226006 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 1 2015
9294799 Systems and methods for providing storage of data on servers in an on-demand media delivery system 0 2015
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (1)
8893182 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 0 2013
 
XONE, INC. (2)
8385964 Methods and apparatuses for geospatial-based sharing of information by multiple devices 63 2011
8712441 Methods and systems for temporarily sharing position data between mobile-device users 16 2013
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