US Patent No: 7,047,549

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Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040163104

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Abstract

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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, PA615

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Alba, Theresa A Fremont, CA 19 875
King, Molly K Fremont, CA 21 1582
Russman, Robert E Pleasanton, CA 11 777
Schein, Steven M Menlo Park, CA 62 4445
Warden, David P Belmont, CA 18 1613

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
5,635,989 Method and apparatus for sorting and searching a television program guide 391 1996
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4,488,179 Television viewing center system 525 1981
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
5,357,276 Method of providing video on demand with VCR like functions 742 1992
5,592,551 Method and apparatus for providing interactive electronic programming guide 779 1994
 
Sony Electronics Inc. (1)
5,596,373 Method and apparatus for providing program oriented information in a multiple station broadcast system 319 1995
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (3)
4,908,713 VCR Programmer 557 1988
5,523,796 Video clip program guide 346 1994
5,684,525 Merging multi-source information in a television system 322 1996
 
SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION, THE (1)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 678 1985
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (2)
4,706,121 TV schedule system and process 1214 1986
5,353,121 Television schedule system 885 1993
 
PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. (1)
5,335,277 Signal processing appparatus and methods 553 1993
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
X ONE, INC. (7)
8,538,458 Location sharing and tracking using mobile phones or other wireless devices 17 2008
8,831,635 Methods and apparatuses for transmission of an alert to multiple devices 1 2011
8,750,898 Methods and systems for annotating target locations 0 2013
8,798,645 Methods and systems for sharing position data and tracing paths between mobile-device users 1 2013
8,798,593 Location sharing and tracking using mobile phones or other wireless devices 1 2013
8,798,647 Tracking proximity of services provider to services consumer 1 2013
9,031,581 Apparatus and method for obtaining content on a cellular wireless device based on proximity to other wireless devices 0 2014
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (2)
* 7,581,238 Program episodes recording 3 2002
* 8,332,893 Hybrid channel map 1 2007
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (10)
8,229,283 System and method for quality marking of a recording 3 2005
8,214,869 Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems 7 2005
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 9 2006
8,381,249 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 9 2006
8,522,282 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 0 2007
8,625,971 Systems and methods for recording and playing back programs having desirable recording attributes 1 2009
9,055,318 Client-server based interactive guide with server storage 0 2013
9,021,538 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 0 2014
9,071,872 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders 0 2014
9,055,319 Interactive guide with recording 0 2014
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (2)
8,955,013 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 0 2013
8,893,182 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 0 2013
 
XONE, INC. (2)
8,385,964 Methods and apparatuses for geospatial-based sharing of information by multiple devices 18 2011
8,712,441 Methods and systems for temporarily sharing position data between mobile-device users 9 2013
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