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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7200611
APP PUB NO 20030212708A1
SERIAL NO

10145461

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Before a programming guide is created, a unique code is assigned to each TV program that can be identified in the programming guide. Prior to the creation of the programming guide, a viewer selects the unique code corresponding to the TV show that the viewer would like to record whenever that TV show is broadcast. When the programming guide is created, the corresponding unique codes are associated with each TV program in the programming guide. The TV program corresponding to the viewer-selected unique code is then scheduled to be recorded in accordance with the announced broadcast schedule in the programming guide. A recording is made of the TV program corresponding to the viewer-selected unique code as the TV program is broadcast in accordance with the announced broadcast schedule in the programming guide.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLCREDMOND, WA30290

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Potrebic, Peter J Calistoga, CA 53 1074
Taylor, Thomas H Redmond, WA 74 1349

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
SHARP LABORATORIES OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
* 2003/0206,710 Audiovisual management system 46 2001
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
* 2002/0150,387 Information processing system, portable information terminal apparatus, information processing method, program information providing apparatus, program information providing method, recording/reproducing apparatus, recording/reproducing method, computer-program storage medium, and computer program 61 2002
 
Video Guide, Inc. (1)
6233734 System and method for controlling the broadcast and recording of television programs and for distributing information to be displayed on a television screen 103 1999
 
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (1)
* 2003/0051,252 Method, system, and apparatus for acquiring information concerning broadcast information 60 2002
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
* 2003/0067,554 System and method for personalized TV 314 2001
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
* 5880720 Television system for providing interactive television programs and server system for constructing the television system 167 1996
* 6289169 Apparatus and method of displaying recording 41 1999
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
* 2003/0105,809 Method and system for distributing digital content, and server and terminal stations therefor 48 2002
 
PATENTLAB LLC (1)
* 5949492 Apparatus and methods for accessing information relating to radio television programs 152 1997
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (1)
* 4706121 TV schedule system and process 1404 1986
* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (2)
8612456 Scheduling recording of recommended multimedia programs 1 2008
* 2010/0153,445 SCHEDULING RECORDING OF RECOMMENDED MULTIMEDIA PROGRAMS 1 2008
 
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. (2)
* 7362952 Personal digital assistant apparatus 5 2004
* 2005/0229,223 Personal digital assistant apparatus 9 2004
 
SONY CORPORATION (3)
* 7373122 Reproduction device information setting method, and information setting program 2 2004
* 2006/0259,931 Reproduction device, information setting method, and information setting program 3 2004
* 2005/0276,574 Recording apparatus, recording reservation system, article management system, recording method, and computer program 1 2005
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (3)
* 8209720 TV program database 1 2006
8594481 Managing synchronization of media programs to portable devices 2 2008
* 2009/0245,756 MANAGING SYNCHRONIZATION OF MEDIA PROGRAMS TO PORTABLE DEVICES 3 2008
 
Sony Electronics Inc. (1)
* 2004/0083,484 Commercial replacement on personal digital recordings 18 2002
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (1)
* 2008/0046,935 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING PROGRAM GUIDE INFORMATION 16 2006
 
ADVANCED HEALTH MEDIA, LLC (2)
* 2008/0082,568 System and method for managing and utilizing information 8 2007
8478993 System and method for distributing and creating presentations 0 2010
 
DELL PRODUCTS L.P. (1)
* 2007/0028,262 Virtual discovery of content available to a device 3 2005
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 2004/0049,788 Receiving apparatus, receiving method, and method of predicting audience rating 44 2003
* Cited By Examiner

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