US Patent No: 7,398,541

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Electronic television program guide schedule system and method

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Systems and methods are provided for displaying promotional information on a display on which program listings information is displayed. In some embodiments, the promotional information and the program listings information may be displayed simultaneously with video for a given television channel. In some embodiments, the program listings information may be program listings information for the given television channel. In some embodiments, the program listings information may be program listings information for channels other than the given television channel. In some embodiments, the promotional information may contain text. In some embodiments, the promotional information may contain graphics. Systems and methods are also provided for displaying for a user video that is accompanied by audio on a display on which program listings are displayed.

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Patent Owner(s)

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UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC.TULSA, OK33

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Backer, George Littleton, CO 11 916
Bennington, Gerald E Boulder, CO 9 420
Cooper, Bill Littleton, CO 12 918
Davis, Bruce Tualatin, OR 57 6623
Green, Shawn Littleton, CO 13 916
Morris, Michael Downington, PA 72 2139
Rogers, Rosetta Parker, CO 10 851
Spell, David San Diego, CA 4 260

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4,847,700 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays from transmitted television signals 334 1987
RE34340 Closed circuit television system having seamless interactive television programming and expandable user participation 209 1992
 
ALCATEL N.V. (1)
5,717,452 Interactive control system for multiservice installations including a television program distribution server and a PABX 237 1994
 
RPX CORPORATION (3)
5,802,284 System and method using cover bundles to provide immediate feedback to a user in an interactive television environment 196 1995
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 8 2003
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 8 2003
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
5,699,125 Electronic television program guide for a television system having two tuners 143 1995
5,917,481 Electronic television program guide with selective updating 167 1997
 
ENTRYPOINT, INC. (1)
5,740,549 Information and advertising distribution system and method 1637 1995
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4,605,964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 433 1983
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (2)
4,991,012 Television receiver displaying multiplex video information on a vertically oblong display screen and an information displaying method thereof 109 1989
5,367,316 Remote-control apparatus for electronics apparatus 142 1994
 
1ST TELEPHONY LLC (1)
5,325,423 Interactive multimedia communication system 279 1992
 
COGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,029,045 System and method for inserting local content into programming content 583 1997
 
Samsung Co., Ltd. (1)
5,325,183 OSD circuit for displaying advertising picture data 109 1992
 
BANBURY TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,256,785 Method and system for providing interactive look-and-feel in a digital broadcast via an X-Y protocol 156 1996
 
Hybond, Inc. (1)
4,884,223 Dynamic force measurement system 122 1988
 
SONY CORPORATION (27)
4,288,809 Television receiver apparatus for selectively displaying a video picture or alphanumeric data information 229 1980
4,620,229 Picture display device 225 1985
4,691,351 Television signal receiving apparatus 280 1985
4,821,102 Video display system with selective display of operating conditions 226 1987
4,882,732 Method and apparatus for recording and/or reproducing digital data 124 1987
5,237,417 Apparatus for displaying television receiver operational parameters in a separate area of the screen 189 1991
5,212,553 Television receiver with selective menu display 209 1991
5,323,240 Television receiver that automatically keeps track of favorite channels to facilitate tuning 232 1993
5,434,626 Display apparatus displaying operation menu 127 1994
5,761,372 Recording reservation central control system for one or more VTR's 104 1994
5,452,012 Image display apparatus 99 1994
5,585,865 Television broadcast receiver which selects programs by genre and past viewing habits 341 1995
5,754,258 Program switching device and method 81 1995
5,734,444 Broadcast receiving apparatus that automatically records frequency watched programs 171 1995
5,903,314 Electrical program guide system and method 142 1996
5,808,694 Electronic program guide system and electronic program guide displaying method 214 1996
5,694,381 Information data reproducing system, reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, data forming apparatus, and data record medium 201 1996
6,005,562 Electronic program guide system using images of reduced size to identify respective programs 232 1996
6,147,714 Control apparatus and control method for displaying electronic program guide 223 1996
6,125,230 Magnetic tape recording and reproducing apparatus for video signal 145 1996
5,886,731 Video data receiving apparatus, video data transmitting apparatus, and broadcasting system 132 1996
6,389,593 Method of and apparatus for controlling transmission of information on programs 112 1996
5,862,292 Recording and reproducing device for digital signal including IC card 96 1997
5,886,691 Display control method for display having buttons representing selectable voting items in which only marks assigned to selected items continue to be displayed upon selection 96 1997
6,111,614 Method and apparatus for displaying an electronic menu having components with differing levels of transparency 152 1997
6,279,157 Program data transmission checking method and apparatus 88 1998
6,751,800 Information processing apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium 61 1999
 
MEDIATEK INC. (3)
5,481,296 Apparatus and method for selectively viewing video information 431 1993
5,737,028 Previous channel listing with cursor controlled user interface for television video displays 185 1995
6,011,546 Programming structure for user interfaces 167 1997
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
4,998,171 Automatic shift circuit for a sub-picture screen for picture-in-picture feature 70 1989
5,815,671 Method and apparatus for encoding and storing audio/video information for subsequent predetermined retrieval 232 1996
6,411,308 Television graphical user interface having variable channel control bars 70 1996
 
Sony Electronics Inc. (4)
5,148,154 Multi-dimensional user interface 559 1990
5,596,373 Method and apparatus for providing program oriented information in a multiple station broadcast system 372 1995
6,005,565 Integrated search of electronic program guide, internet and other information resources 493 1997
2002/0124,249 Targeted advertising during playback of stored content 200 2001
 
HBAC MATCHMAKER MEDIA INC. (2)
5,774,170 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers 729 1994
6,002,393 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers using direct commands 382 1995
 
WILKINS, JEFFREY (1)
5,446,919 Communication system and method with demographically or psychographically defined audiences 748 1991
 
ARRIS Group (1)
5,805,804 Method and apparatus for scalable, high bandwidth storage retrieval and transportation of multimedia data on a network 601 1997
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4,908,707 Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions 463 1988
 
Nokia Unterhaltungselektronik (1)
5,231,493 Video receiver with permanent electronic program journal 262 1990
 
PEAC Media Research, Inc. (2)
4,857,999 Video monitoring system 325 1988
5,374,951 Method and system for monitoring television viewing 335 1993
 
IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
5,359,367 Personal computer with broadcast receiver on expansion board controlled by computer microprocessor 255 1992
 
OPTON CO., LTD. (1)
5,319,445 Hidden change distribution grating and use in 3D moire measurement sensors and CMM applications 144 1992
 
ALLEN PATTISELANNO (1)
5,121,476 TV data capture device 207 1991
 
SUN PATENT TRUST (1)
6,262,721 Service supply apparatus for supplying a service of a broadcasting program with attribute information of the program 75 1997
 
INCPT ACQUISITION LLC (1)
5,999,912 Dynamic advertising scheduling, display, and tracking 313 1997
 
INTERVAL LICENSING LLC (1)
6,263,507 Browser for use in navigating a body of information, with particular application to browsing information represented by audiovisual data 228 1996
 
MESSAGEPHONE, INC. (1)
5,661,517 Interactive intelligent video information system 230 1996
 
Messager Partners (1)
5,838,314 Digital video services system with optional interactive advertisement capabilities 382 1996
 
TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, L.P., D/B/A TIME WARNER CABLE (1)
5,805,154 Integrated broadcast application with broadcast portion having option display for access to on demand portion 232 1995
 
ESPIAL, INC. (1)
5,819,019 System/method for recovering network resources in a distributed environment, via registered callbacks 234 1995
 
CADTRAK CORPORATION (1)
4,812,834 Graphics display system with arbitrary overlapping viewports 112 1985
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (3)
5,648,813 Graphical-interactive-screen display apparatus and peripheral units 111 1994
6,035,304 System for storing and playing a multimedia application adding variety of services specific thereto 109 1997
6,486,920 Method and apparatus for producing program information and receiving apparatus for processing the program information 132 1998
 
YAHOO! INC. (1)
6,298,482 System for two-way digital multimedia broadcast and interactive services 284 1997
 
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION (1)
4,775,935 Video merchandising system with variable and adoptive product sequence presentation order 546 1986
 
NEWS VILLAGE L.L.C. (2)
5,918,014 Automated collaborative filtering in world wide web advertising 809 1996
5,790,426 Automated collaborative filtering system 352 1997
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
6,253,203 Privacy-enhanced database 416 1998
 
REISS MEDIA ENTERPRISES, 1 DAG HAMMARSKJOLD PLAZA, NY, NY, 10017, A CORP. OF DE. (1)
5,151,782 Control system for satellite delivered pay-per-view television system 253 1989
 
Depromax Limited (1)
5,485,219 Electric service to record transmissions without recording commercials 197 1994
 
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,064,980 System and methods for collaborative recommendations 605 1998
 
KINGLITE HOLDINGS INC. (1)
5,929,849 Integration of dynamic universal resource locators with television presentations 607 1996
 
CUSTOMPLAY LLC (1)
5,610,653 Method and system for automatically tracking a zoomed video image 502 1995
 
AMAZON.COM, INC. (3)
5,727,163 Secure method for communicating credit card data when placing an order on a non-secure network 411 1995
5,715,399 Secure method and system for communicating a list of credit card numbers over a non-secure network 619 1995
5,960,411 Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network 1521 1997
 
ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (3)
5,220,420 Interactive home information system for distributing compressed television programming 381 1991
5,526,034 Interactive home information system with signal assignment 263 1993
* 5,485,197 Carousel display 466 1994
 
Sophisticated Circuits, Inc. (1)
5,347,167 Power controller using keyboard and computer interface 113 1992
 
MICROWAVE FILTER COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,093,921 Initialization technique and apparatus for set top converters 195 1989
 
Zing Systems, L.P. (1)
5,343,239 Transaction based interactive television system 474 1991
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
4,496,976 Reduced memory graphics-to-raster scan converter 227 1982
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (2)
4,466,017 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 123 1981
4,523,228 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 83 1983
 
NEW PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT, INC. (1)
6,075,551 Video promotion system with flexible local insertion capabilities 183 1997
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
4,935,865 Computer controlled electropolishing system 107 1988
 
GATEWAY 2000, INC. (1)
5,283,819 Computing and multimedia entertainment system 519 1991
 
DEUTSCHE THOMSON-BRANDT GMBH (1)
4,864,429 System for providing transmitter-controlled actuation of equipment at the receiving end of a communications system 64 1987
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4,429,385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 447 1981
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLISHING INC. (2)
6,418,556 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 221 1993
5,635,978 Electronic television program guide channel system and method 389 1994
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLICATIONS INC. (1)
6,016,141 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 219 1997
 
ARACHNID, INC. (1)
6,191,780 Customizable multimedia segment structures 130 1998
 
GATEWAY, INC. (2)
5,650,831 Adjustable power remote control drive 293 1995
5,675,390 Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display 387 1995
 
Adexpress Company (1)
5,216,515 Addressable video feed system 131 1991
 
Soverain Software LLC (1)
5,715,314 Network sales system 1319 1994
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (4)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 52 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 52 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 52 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 52 2002
 
TIAN SOFTWARE INC. (1)
5,636,346 Method and system for selectively targeting advertisements and programming 612 1994
 
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. (1)
6,025,886 Scene-change-point detecting method and moving-picture editing/displaying method 85 1997
 
TELEDIFFUSION DE FRANCE (1)
5,235,415 Device for the intelligible consultation of data relating to the fees programs of a subscription television and/or radio service 197 1990
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA (1)
5,659,366 Notification system for television receivers 204 1995
 
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (1)
5,774,534 Context-based transactions using broadcast advertising 223 1997
 
TECHNOLOGY LICENSING CORPORATION (1)
5,072,412 User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing display system objects 549 1987
 
TiVo Inc. (4)
5,872,588 Method and apparatus for monitoring audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 505 1995
5,757,417 Method and apparatus for screening audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 176 1997
6,757,906 Television viewer interface system 299 2000
2001/0049,820 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership 111 2000
 
U.S. Computer Systems (1)
4,768,228 Data acquisition device 180 1987
 
HITACHI, LTD. (5)
5,027,400 Multimedia bidirectional broadcast system 783 1989
5,214,622 Information display apparatus 83 1991
5,377,319 Help guidance method utilizing an animated picture 109 1993
5,818,439 Video viewing assisting method and a video playback system therefor 245 1996
6,285,713 Video coding/decoding system and video coder and video decoder used for the same system 56 2000
 
Invidi Technologies Corporation (2)
5,515,098 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 497 1994
5,661,516 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 438 1996
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (2)
4,694,490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 724 1981
4,704,725 Signal processing apparatus and methods 426 1986
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
5,818,438 System and method for providing television services 364 1995
 
APPLE INC. (5)
4,931,783 Method and apparatus for removable menu window 235 1988
5,583,560 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the selective display of listing information on a display 586 1993
5,594,509 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple levels of information on a display 686 1993
5,621,456 Methods and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple program categories 581 1993
5,754,939 System for generation of user profiles for a system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects 1352 1995
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (5)
5,671,276 Method and apparatus for impulse purchasing of packaged information services 140 1995
5,781,226 Network virtual memory for a cable television settop terminal 196 1995
5,844,620 Method and apparatus for displaying an interactive television program guide 427 1995
5,917,830 Splicing compressed packetized digital video streams 438 1996
6,160,545 Multi-regional interactive program guide for television 132 1997
 
K.K. VIDEO RESEARCH (1)
5,162,905 Automatic commercial message recognition and monitoring device 64 1991
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (3)
4,622,545 Method and apparatus for image compression and manipulation 179 1982
RE32632 Display system 180 1985
5,559,942 Method and apparatus for providing a note for an application program 281 1993
 
CHICAGO VENTURES, INC. OF LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (1)
5,410,326 Programmable remote control device for interacting with a plurality of remotely controlled devices 984 1992
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (2)
6,005,597 Method and apparatus for program selection 427 1997
6,446,261 Set top device for targeted electronic insertion of indicia into video 446 1999
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
5,170,388 Image/audio information recording/reproduction apparatus with built-in semiconductor memory 95 1990
5,867,227 Television receiver 126 1996
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (2)
5,974,222 Apparatus and method using compressed codes for scheduling broadcast information recording 197 1997
6,052,145 System and method for controlling the broadcast and recording of television programs and for distributing information to be displayed on a television screen 278 1997
 
TENCOR INSTRUMENTS (1)
4,873,623 Process control interface with simultaneously displayed three level dynamic menu 199 1987
 
RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
5,582,364 Flyable folding fin 58 1991
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (12)
4,821,211 Method of navigating among program menus using a graphical menu tree 169 1987
5,179,654 Help provision in a data processing system 96 1991
5,377,317 Method and apparatus for distinctively displaying windows on a computer display screen 158 1991
5,384,910 Method and apparatus for facilitating operator reconfiguration of a graphical user interface in a data processing system 221 1992
6,061,060 Display system with imbedded icons in a menu bar 73 1994
5,440,678 Method of and apparatus for creating a multi-media footnote 144 1994
5,734,893 Progressive content-based retrieval of image and video with adaptive and iterative refinement 204 1995
5,657,091 Video display controller, user interface and programming structure for such interface 85 1995
5,801,785 Method and system for processing two analog composite video signals 137 1996
5,666,498 Method, memory and apparatus for automatically resizing a window 107 1996
6,067,303 Method and apparatus for detecting and controlling data stream splicing in ATM networks 83 1997
6,047,317 System and method for enabling a user to rapidly access images in cyclically transmitted image streams 116 1997
 
ODS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P. (1)
5,830,068 Interactive wagering systems and processes 310 1995
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (2)
5,532,735 Method of advertisement selection for interactive service 278 1994
5,819,284 Personalized real time information display as a portion of a screen saver 458 1995
 
TVWORKS, LLC (5)
4,905,094 System for audio/video presentation 382 1988
5,119,188 Digital audio-video presentation display system 257 1990
5,195,092 Interactive multimedia presentation & communication system 441 1991
5,990,890 System for data entry and navigation in a user interface 191 1997
6,018,372 Electronic program guide with multiple day planner 221 1997
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO, INC. (8)
5,781,246 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 363 1994
5,666,645 Data management and distribution system and method for an electronic television program guide 407 1995
5,585,866 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method including virtual channels 545 1995
5,589,892 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 979 1995
5,652,613 Intelligent electronic program guide memory management system and method 259 1995
5,760,821 Electronic program guide schedule localization system and method 267 1995
5,986,650 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with scan feature 216 1996
6,396,546 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 134 1998
 
ELLIOT CAPITAL LLC (1)
5,664,111 Computerized, multimedia, network, real time, interactive marketing and transactional system 302 1994
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4,488,179 Television viewing center system 576 1981
 
SARNOFF CORPORATION (1)
5,940,572 Integrated television and video cassette recorder system 136 1996
 
Xtrak Corporation (1)
4,533,910 Graphics display system with viewports of arbitrary location and content 215 1982
 
PRAGMATUS VOD LLC (1)
5,581,479 Information service control point, which uses different types of storage devices, which retrieves information as blocks of data, and which uses a trunk processor for transmitting information 242 1993
 
ONOE, MIKI (1)
5,951,642 System for collecting detailed internet information on the basis of the condition of activities of information viewers viewing information of service providers 129 1997
 
ITI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,914,732 Electronic key with interactive graphic user interface 182 1989
 
TV/COM INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4,531,020 Multi-layer encryption system for the broadcast of encrypted information 350 1982
 
TV/COM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,425,579 Catv converter with keylock to favorite channels 277 1981
 
TV GUIDE MAGAZINE GROUP, INC. (1)
5,559,548 System and method for generating an information display schedule for an electronic program guide 479 1994
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
6,061,097 Interactive television program guide with selectable non-program options 167 1997
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
4,930,158 Selective video playing system 452 1988
4,930,160 Automatic censorship of video programs 358 1988
 
BORLAND SOFTWARE CORPORATION (1)
5,640,501 Development system and methods for visually creating goal oriented electronic form applications having decision trees 141 1993
 
TV GUIDE ONLINE, LLC (1)
5,988,078 Method and apparatus for receiving customized television programming information by transmitting geographic location to a service provider through a wide-area network 247 1997
 
TITAN CORPORATION, THE (1)
4,908,859 Receiver access interface to service components in television channel 159 1988
 
ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (3)
4,388,645 Teletext communication system with timed multipage local memory 198 1981
4,393,376 Teletext interface for digital storage medium having synthetic video generator 156 1981
4,456,925 Television/telephone system with automatic dialing 296 1982
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
6,173,271 Television advertising automated billing system 113 1997
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 19 LLC (1)
5,534,911 Virtual personal channel in a television system 525 1994
 
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,392,710 Graphical user interface for field-based definition of special effects in a video editing system 95 1998
 
The EON Company (1)
5,663,757 Software controlled multi-mode interactive TV systems 275 1991
 
DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEMS INC. (2)
5,907,366 Vertical blanking insertion device 107 1996
5,892,535 Flexible, configurable, hierarchical system for distributing programming 317 1996
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
5,206,722 Remote channel switching for video on demand service 183 1990
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
4,963,994 VCR programmer 486 1990
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (12)
5,630,119 System and method for displaying program listings in an interactive electronic program guide 364 1995
5,677,708 System for displaying a list on a display screen 276 1995
5,721,829 System for automatic pause/resume of content delivered on a channel in response to switching to and from that channel and resuming so that a portion of the content is repeated 376 1995
5,914,746 Virtual channels in subscriber interface units 222 1995
5,751,282 System and method for calling video on demand using an electronic programming guide 553 1995
5,648,824 Video control user interface for controlling display of a video 372 1996
5,900,905 System and method for linking video, services and applications in an interactive television system 171 1996
5,758,259 Automated selective programming guide 455 1997
6,112,186 Distributed system for facilitating exchange of user information and opinion using automated collaborative filtering 562 1997
5,907,323 Interactive program summary panel 294 1997
6,698,020 Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion 842 1998
6,868,551 Interactive program summary panel 134 1999
 
PROSERV OPERATIONS INC. (1)
6,257,268 Pressure biased shuttle valve 65 2000
 
RCA LICENSING CORPORATION, A DE CORP. (10)
4,412,244 Switching circuit for television receiver on-screen display 156 1981
4,405,946 Television signal converting apparatus providing an on-screen tuning display 188 1982
4,510,623 Television channel lockout 238 1982
4,495,654 Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list 285 1983
4,566,034 Remote control transmitter arrangement for one or more television devices 237 1983
4,595,951 Teletext decoder using a common memory 163 1983
4,595,952 Teletext decoder having a register array for operating on pixel words 169 1983
4,641,205 Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus 357 1984
4,914,517 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage 194 1989
4,959,720 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability 332 1989
 
VALUE CLICK, INC. (1)
5,848,396 Method and apparatus for determining behavioral profile of a computer user 1568 1996
 
RCA Corporation (1)
4,587,520 Cursor controlled page selection in a video display 155 1983
 
ENRIVONMENTAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,557,721 Method and apparatus for display screens and coupons 259 1993
 
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORP (1)
4,754,326 Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems 418 1983
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (5)
5,247,347 PSTN architecture for video-on-demand services 915 1991
5,410,343 Video-on-demand services using public switched telephone network 646 1993
5,635,979 Dynamically programmable digital entertainment terminal using downloaded software to control broadband data operations 321 1994
5,600,366 Methods and apparatus for digital advertisement insertion in video programming 252 1995
5,666,293 Downloading operating system software through a broadcast channel 684 1995
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (69)
4,908,713 VCR Programmer 607 1988
5,523,794 Method and apparatus for portable storage and use of data transmitted by television signal 287 1993
5,727,060 Television schedule system 355 1993
5,382,983 Apparatus and method for total parental control of television use 350 1993
5,488,409 Apparatus and method for tracking the playing of VCR programs 395 1993
5,479,268 User interface for television schedule system 819 1994
5,532,754 Background television schedule system 656 1994
5,541,738 Electronic program guide 380 1994
5,502,504 Video mix program guide 277 1994
5,619,274 Television schedule information transmission and utilization system and process 417 1994
5,523,796 Video clip program guide 405 1994
5,692,214 System for unattended recording of video programs by remote control code transmitter module which receives user selections from a personal computer 284 1994
5,619,247 Stored program pay-per-play 616 1995
5,880,768 Interactive program guide systems and processes 497 1995
5,559,550 Apparatus and methods for synchronizing a clock to a network clock 323 1995
5,550,576 Method and apparatus for merging television program schedule information received from multiple television schedule information sources 528 1995
5,479,266 User interface for television schedule system 504 1995
5,809,204 User interface for television schedule system 483 1995
6,239,794 Method and system for simultaneously displaying a television program and information about the program 317 1995
5,812,205 Automatic time set in a television system 261 1995
6,157,413 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 230 1995
5,710,601 Video clip program guide 313 1996
5,828,420 Video mix program guide 282 1996
5,801,787 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 451 1996
6,028,599 Database for use in method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 192 1996
6,477,705 Method and apparatus for transmitting, storing, and processing electronic program guide data for on-screen display 184 1996
5,892,498 Interactive scroll program guide 81 1996
6,453,471 Electronic programming guide with movie preview 173 1997
6,064,376 Adjustable program guide display system 182 1997
6,002,394 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 874 1997
6,732,369 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 324 1997
6,075,575 Remote control device and method for using television schedule information 353 1997
6,323,911 System and method for using television schedule information 344 1997
5,940,073 Method and system for displaying other information in a TV program guide 570 1997
6,469,753 Information system 189 1997
6,341,195 Apparatus and methods for a television on-screen guide 168 1997
6,133,909 Method and apparatus for searching a guide using program characteristics 403 1997
6,078,348 Television schedule system with enhanced features 280 1997
6,118,492 Guide system and method of operation 170 1997
6,151,059 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 460 1997
6,115,057 Apparatus and method for allowing rating level control of the viewing of a program 153 1997
6,209,130 System for collecting television program data 139 1997
6,020,929 Video mix program guide 81 1997
6,564,378 Program guide system with browsing display 275 1998
6,564,379 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 175 1998
6,160,546 Program guide systems and methods 142 1998
6,154,203 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 99 1998
6,268,849 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 317 1998
6,177,931 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 1674 1998
5,959,688 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurences 150 1998
6,209,129 Passive television program guide system with local information 91 1998
6,665,869 Program guide application interface system 132 1998
6,742,183 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 132 1998
6,072,460 Systems and methods for presenting a television program guide 96 1999
6,342,926 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 71 1999
6,687,906 EPG with advertising inserts 93 1999
6,799,327 Program guide with selectable advertisements and pseudo-ads 191 1999
6,275,268 Electronic television program guide with remote product ordering 308 1999
2001/0042,246 HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ITS OPERATION 80 1999
7,069,576 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 111 1999
6,412,110 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 172 1999
7,003,792 Smart agent based on habit, statistical inference and psycho-demographic profiling 236 1999
6,938,208 Electronic program guide with graphic program listings 134 2001
2002/0042,913 Systems and methods for building user media lists 118 2001
6,606,128 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 65 2001
2003/0163,813 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 154 2003
2003/0188,310 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 154 2003
2005/0155,056 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 164 2004
2005/0198,668 Home entertainment system and method of its operation 75 2004
 
RESPONSE REWARD SYSTEMS L.C. (1)
4,520,404 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 283 1982
 
SARITEL S.P.A. SARIN TELEMATICA (1)
5,036,314 Method and system for the integrated supply of telematic services and graphic information to user terminals, particularly for advertising purposes 172 1989
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (17)
5,623,613 System for displaying programming information 401 1994
5,585,838 Program time guide 697 1995
5,654,748 Interactive program identification system 275 1995
5,805,763 System and method for automatically recording programs in an interactive viewing system 527 1995
5,687,331 Method and system for displaying an animated focus item 482 1995
5,815,145 System and method for displaying a program guide for an interactive televideo system 221 1995
6,025,837 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 613 1996
6,240,555 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 760 1996
5,657,072 Interactive entertainment network system and method for providing program listings during non-peak times 404 1996
5,699,107 Program reminder system 424 1996
5,731,844 Television scheduling system for displaying a grid representing scheduled layout and selecting a programming parameter for display or recording 271 1996
6,141,003 Channel bar user interface for an entertainment system 267 1997
5,874,985 Message delivery method for interactive televideo system 139 1997
6,400,407 Communicating logical addresses of resources in a data service channel of a video signal 228 1998
2001/0001,160 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 254 2000
6,973,669 Pausing television programming in response to selection of hypertext link 275 2001
2004/0139,465 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 125 2003
 
North American Philips Corporation (2)
5,233,423 Embedded commericals within a television receiver using an integrated electronic billboard 304 1990
5,432,561 System for automatically activating picture-in-picture when an auxiliary signal is detected 180 1994
 
VTech Telecommunications Limited (1)
5,710,815 Encoder apparatus and decoder apparatus for a television signal having embedded viewer access control data 162 1995
 
PREMIER RETAIL NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5,761,601 Video distribution of advertisements to businesses 296 1995
 
Star Sight (1)
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 385 1999
 
SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION A CORP. OF NORTH CAROLINA (2)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 743 1985
5,038,211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 735 1989
 
TATA AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,357,042 Method and apparatus for multiplexing separately-authored metadata for insertion into a video data stream 387 1999
 
GREENBURG, BURTON L. (1)
4,547,804 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of commercial broadcast programs 485 1983
 
AT&T CORP. (5)
5,373,288 Initializing terminals in a signal distribution system 106 1992
5,465,113 Programmable channel regulating cable television controller 240 1993
5,778,182 Usage management system 419 1995
6,178,446 Method and system for supporting interactive commercials displayed on a display device using a telephone network 153 1997
6,289,346 Apparatus and method for a bookmarking system 199 1998
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* 2008/0055,475 Display control method 0 2007
9,183,560 Reality alternate 5 2011
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
7,970,722 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 3 2009
8,160,988 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 1 2010
8,005,777 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 16 2010
 
SONY CORPORATION (2)
* 7,721,309 System and method for providing channel selection in an electronic programming guide 1 2000
* 2002/0078,457 System and method for providing channel selection in an electronic programming guide 3 2000
 
VEVEO, INC. (4)
9,166,714 Method of and system for presenting enriched video viewing analytics 0 2010
9,075,861 Methods and systems for segmenting relative user preferences into fine-grain and coarse-grain collections 0 2011
9,128,987 Methods and systems for selecting and presenting content based on a comparison of preference signatures from multiple users 0 2013
9,092,503 Methods and systems for selecting and presenting content based on dynamically identifying microgenres associated with the content 0 2013
 
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7,996,864 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 28 2003
9,113,107 Interactive advertising and program promotion in an interactive television system 1 2005
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 36 2006
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 3 2007
9,015,750 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 0 2010
9,191,722 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2013
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
 
COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (4)
* 8,489,692 Establishment of a conference 0 2010
* 2012/0036,195 ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONFERENCE 6 2010
* 8,935,349 Establishment of a conference 0 2013
* 2013/0297,713 ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONFERENCE 0 2013
 
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (1)
* 2007/0240,188 Datacasting 17 2004
 
WEBTUNER CORP. (6)
8,875,196 System for network and local content access 0 2006
* 2007/0011,702 Dynamic mosaic extended electronic programming guide for television program selection and display 186 2006
* 2011/0209,173 CONTROLLING ACCESS TO USER-INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS INCLUDING DYNAMIC VIDEO MOSAIC ELEMENTS 7 2011
* 2011/0225,612 USER-INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS INCLUDING VIDEO-ON-DEMAND AVAILABILITY REMINDERS 5 2011
9,256,884 System and method to increase efficiency and speed of analytics report generation in audience measurement systems 0 2012
9,021,543 Highly scalable audience measurement system with client event pre-processing 0 2012
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (2)
* 7,992,187 System and method of dual-screen interactive digital television 4 2007
* 2008/0284,907 System And Method Of Dual-Screen Interactive Digital Television 13 2007
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (4)
* 8,015,580 Customizing virtual channels in a discovery interface 6 2006
7,840,979 Graphical tile-based expansion cell guide 34 2007
* 2008/0046,928 Graphical tile-based expansion cell guide 20 2007
9,326,025 Media content search results ranked by popularity 0 2013
 
COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (2)
* 8,271,383 Service soft-disconnect reconnection 0 2007
* 2008/0243,686 Service soft-disconnect reconnection 0 2007
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (3)
* 2008/0004,960 Interactive promotional space in a discovery interface 6 2006
8,005,838 Aggregating discovery data in a discovery interface 5 2010
* 2010/0115,553 AGGREGATING DISCOVERY DATA IN A DISCOVERY INTERFACE 17 2010
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (3)
* 7,929,057 Display control method 0 2007
* 8,467,830 Mobile terminal and method of providing broadcasts thereto 0 2007
* 2009/0005,118 MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PROVIDING BROADCASTS THERETO 2 2007
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