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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UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC.TULSA, OK34

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Backer, George Littleton, CO 11 892
Bennington, Gerald E Boulder, CO 9 408
Cooper, Bill Littleton, CO 12 894
Davis, Bruce Tualatin, OR 56 6451
Green, Shawn Littleton, CO 12 892
Morris, Michael Downington, PA 69 2074
Rogers, Rosetta Parker, CO 10 832
Spell, David San Diego, CA 4 253

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PARENTAL GUIDE COMPANY, L.L.C. (1)
4,888,796 Program material screening device 231 1987
 
ACTV, Inc. (2)
4,847,700 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays from transmitted television signals 329 1987
RE34340 Closed circuit television system having seamless interactive television programming and expandable user participation 204 1992
 
ALCATEL N.V. (1)
5,717,452 Interactive control system for multiservice installations including a television program distribution server and a PABX 233 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 192 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 141 1995
5,917,481 Electronic television program guide with selective updating 165 1997
 
ENTRYPOINT, INC. (1)
5,740,549 Information and advertising distribution system and method 1611 1995
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4,605,964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 429 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 106 1989
5,367,316 Remote-control apparatus for electronics apparatus 141 1994
 
1ST TELEPHONY LLC (1)
5,325,423 Interactive multimedia communication system 276 1992
 
COGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,029,045 System and method for inserting local content into programming content 573 1997
 
Samsung Co., Ltd. (1)
5,325,183 OSD circuit for displaying advertising picture data 107 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 154 1996
 
Hybond, Inc. (1)
4,884,223 Dynamic force measurement system 121 1988
 
SONY CORPORATION (27)
4,288,809 Television receiver apparatus for selectively displaying a video picture or alphanumeric data information 227 1980
4,620,229 Picture display device 223 1985
4,691,351 Television signal receiving apparatus 277 1985
4,821,102 Video display system with selective display of operating conditions 224 1987
4,882,732 Method and apparatus for recording and/or reproducing digital data 122 1987
5,237,417 Apparatus for displaying television receiver operational parameters in a separate area of the screen 188 1991
5,212,553 Television receiver with selective menu display 207 1991
5,323,240 Television receiver that automatically keeps track of favorite channels to facilitate tuning 230 1993
5,434,626 Display apparatus displaying operation menu 123 1994
5,761,372 Recording reservation central control system for one or more VTR's 102 1994
5,452,012 Image display apparatus 97 1994
5,585,865 Television broadcast receiver which selects programs by genre and past viewing habits 337 1995
5,754,258 Program switching device and method 79 1995
5,734,444 Broadcast receiving apparatus that automatically records frequency watched programs 168 1995
5,903,314 Electrical program guide system and method 138 1996
5,808,694 Electronic program guide system and electronic program guide displaying method 211 1996
5,694,381 Information data reproducing system, reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, data forming apparatus, and data record medium 197 1996
6,005,562 Electronic program guide system using images of reduced size to identify respective programs 227 1996
6,147,714 Control apparatus and control method for displaying electronic program guide 219 1996
6,125,230 Magnetic tape recording and reproducing apparatus for video signal 141 1996
5,886,731 Video data receiving apparatus, video data transmitting apparatus, and broadcasting system 130 1996
6,389,593 Method of and apparatus for controlling transmission of information on programs 110 1996
5,862,292 Recording and reproducing device for digital signal including IC card 94 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 94 1997
6,111,614 Method and apparatus for displaying an electronic menu having components with differing levels of transparency 145 1997
6,279,157 Program data transmission checking method and apparatus 86 1998
6,751,800 Information processing apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium 60 1999
 
MEDIATEK INC. (3)
5,481,296 Apparatus and method for selectively viewing video information 423 1993
5,737,028 Previous channel listing with cursor controlled user interface for television video displays 181 1995
6,011,546 Programming structure for user interfaces 165 1997
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
4,998,171 Automatic shift circuit for a sub-picture screen for picture-in-picture feature 69 1989
5,815,671 Method and apparatus for encoding and storing audio/video information for subsequent predetermined retrieval 226 1996
6,411,308 Television graphical user interface having variable channel control bars 68 1996
 
Sony Electronics Inc. (4)
5,148,154 Multi-dimensional user interface 548 1990
5,596,373 Method and apparatus for providing program oriented information in a multiple station broadcast system 366 1995
6,005,565 Integrated search of electronic program guide, internet and other information resources 483 1997
2002/0124,249 Targeted advertising during playback of stored content 191 2001
 
HBAC MATCHMAKER MEDIA INC. (2)
5,774,170 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers 714 1994
6,002,393 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers using direct commands 374 1995
 
WILKINS, JEFFREY (1)
5,446,919 Communication system and method with demographically or psychographically defined audiences 739 1991
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4,908,707 Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions 455 1988
 
ARRIS Group (1)
5,805,804 Method and apparatus for scalable, high bandwidth storage retrieval and transportation of multimedia data on a network 595 1997
 
Nokia Unterhaltungselektronik (1)
5,231,493 Video receiver with permanent electronic program journal 259 1990
 
PEAC Media Research, Inc. (2)
4,857,999 Video monitoring system 320 1988
5,374,951 Method and system for monitoring television viewing 327 1993
 
IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
5,359,367 Personal computer with broadcast receiver on expansion board controlled by computer microprocessor 252 1992
 
OPTON CO., LTD. (1)
5,319,445 Hidden change distribution grating and use in 3D moire measurement sensors and CMM applications 138 1992
 
ALLEN PATTISELANNO (1)
5,121,476 TV data capture device 200 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 73 1997
 
INCPT ACQUISITION LLC (1)
5,999,912 Dynamic advertising scheduling, display, and tracking 309 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 224 1996
 
MessagePhone, Inc. (1)
5,661,517 Interactive intelligent video information system 227 1996
 
Messager Partners (1)
5,838,314 Digital video services system with optional interactive advertisement capabilities 374 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 227 1995
 
ESPIAL, INC. (1)
5,819,019 System/method for recovering network resources in a distributed environment, via registered callbacks 231 1995
 
CADTRAK CORPORATION (1)
4,812,834 Graphics display system with arbitrary overlapping viewports 111 1985
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (3)
5,648,813 Graphical-interactive-screen display apparatus and peripheral units 106 1994
6,035,304 System for storing and playing a multimedia application adding variety of services specific thereto 108 1997
6,486,920 Method and apparatus for producing program information and receiving apparatus for processing the program information 129 1998
 
YAHOO! INC. (1)
6,298,482 System for two-way digital multimedia broadcast and interactive services 281 1997
 
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION (1)
4,775,935 Video merchandising system with variable and adoptive product sequence presentation order 541 1986
 
NEWS VILLAGE L.L.C. (2)
5,918,014 Automated collaborative filtering in world wide web advertising 789 1996
5,790,426 Automated collaborative filtering system 346 1997
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
6,253,203 Privacy-enhanced database 405 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 252 1989
 
Depromax Limited (1)
5,485,219 Electric service to record transmissions without recording commercials 192 1994
 
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,064,980 System and methods for collaborative recommendations 599 1998
 
KINGLITE HOLDINGS INC. (1)
5,929,849 Integration of dynamic universal resource locators with television presentations 594 1996
 
CUSTOMPLAY LLC (1)
5,610,653 Method and system for automatically tracking a zoomed video image 488 1995
 
AMAZON.COM, INC. (3)
5,727,163 Secure method for communicating credit card data when placing an order on a non-secure network 404 1995
5,715,399 Secure method and system for communicating a list of credit card numbers over a non-secure network 614 1995
5,960,411 Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network 1491 1997
 
ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (3)
5,220,420 Interactive home information system for distributing compressed television programming 377 1991
5,526,034 Interactive home information system with signal assignment 259 1993
* 5,485,197 Carousel display 456 1994
 
Sophisticated Circuits, Inc. (1)
5,347,167 Power controller using keyboard and computer interface 112 1992
 
MICROWAVE FILTER COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,093,921 Initialization technique and apparatus for set top converters 194 1989
 
Zing Systems, L.P. (1)
5,343,239 Transaction based interactive television system 467 1991
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
4,496,976 Reduced memory graphics-to-raster scan converter 225 1982
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (2)
4,466,017 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 121 1981
4,523,228 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 81 1983
 
NEW PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT, INC. (1)
6,075,551 Video promotion system with flexible local insertion capabilities 180 1997
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
4,935,865 Computer controlled electropolishing system 106 1988
 
Gateway 2000, Inc. (1)
5,283,819 Computing and multimedia entertainment system 516 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 63 1987
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4,429,385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 445 1981
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLISHING, INC. (2)
6,418,556 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 215 1993
5,635,978 Electronic television program guide channel system and method 384 1994
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLICATIONS INC. (1)
6,016,141 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 217 1997
 
ARACHNID, INC. (1)
6,191,780 Customizable multimedia segment structures 128 1998
 
GATEWAY, INC. (2)
5,650,831 Adjustable power remote control drive 289 1995
5,675,390 Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display 381 1995
 
Adexpress Company (1)
5,216,515 Addressable video feed system 130 1991
 
SOVERAIN SOFTWARE LLC (1)
5,715,314 Network sales system 1308 1994
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (4)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 43 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 43 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 43 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 43 2002
 
TIAN SOFTWARE INC. (1)
5,636,346 Method and system for selectively targeting advertisements and programming 598 1994
 
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. (1)
6,025,886 Scene-change-point detecting method and moving-picture editing/displaying method 82 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 196 1990
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA (1)
5,659,366 Notification system for television receivers 199 1995
 
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (1)
5,774,534 Context-based transactions using broadcast advertising 220 1997
 
TECHNOLOGY LICENSING CORPORATION (1)
5,072,412 User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing display system objects 543 1987
 
TiVo Inc. (4)
5,872,588 Method and apparatus for monitoring audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 491 1995
5,757,417 Method and apparatus for screening audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 173 1997
6,757,906 Television viewer interface system 288 2000
2001/0049,820 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership 108 2000
 
U.S. Computer Systems (1)
4,768,228 Data acquisition device 178 1987
 
HITACHI, LTD. (5)
5,027,400 Multimedia bidirectional broadcast system 775 1989
5,214,622 Information display apparatus 82 1991
5,377,319 Help guidance method utilizing an animated picture 106 1993
5,818,439 Video viewing assisting method and a video playback system therefor 241 1996
6,285,713 Video coding/decoding system and video coder and video decoder used for the same system 55 2000
 
INVIDI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
5,515,098 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 489 1994
5,661,516 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 429 1996
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (2)
4,694,490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 718 1981
4,704,725 Signal processing apparatus and methods 422 1986
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
5,818,438 System and method for providing television services 354 1995
 
APPLE INC. (5)
4,931,783 Method and apparatus for removable menu window 232 1988
5,583,560 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the selective display of listing information on a display 578 1993
5,594,509 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple levels of information on a display 676 1993
5,621,456 Methods and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple program categories 566 1993
5,754,939 System for generation of user profiles for a system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects 1329 1995
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (5)
5,671,276 Method and apparatus for impulse purchasing of packaged information services 137 1995
5,781,226 Network virtual memory for a cable television settop terminal 193 1995
5,844,620 Method and apparatus for displaying an interactive television program guide 423 1995
5,917,830 Splicing compressed packetized digital video streams 432 1996
6,160,545 Multi-regional interactive program guide for television 128 1997
 
K.K. VIDEO RESEARCH (1)
5,162,905 Automatic commercial message recognition and monitoring device 63 1991
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (3)
4,622,545 Method and apparatus for image compression and manipulation 178 1982
RE32632 Display system 175 1985
5,559,942 Method and apparatus for providing a note for an application program 279 1993
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (2)
6,005,597 Method and apparatus for program selection 424 1997
6,446,261 Set top device for targeted electronic insertion of indicia into video 437 1999
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
5,170,388 Image/audio information recording/reproduction apparatus with built-in semiconductor memory 93 1990
5,867,227 Television receiver 120 1996
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (2)
5,974,222 Apparatus and method using compressed codes for scheduling broadcast information recording 194 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 273 1997
 
TENCOR INSTRUMENTS (1)
4,873,623 Process control interface with simultaneously displayed three level dynamic menu 196 1987
 
RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
5,582,364 Flyable folding fin 57 1991
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (12)
4,821,211 Method of navigating among program menus using a graphical menu tree 168 1987
5,179,654 Help provision in a data processing system 95 1991
5,377,317 Method and apparatus for distinctively displaying windows on a computer display screen 156 1991
5,384,910 Method and apparatus for facilitating operator reconfiguration of a graphical user interface in a data processing system 218 1992
6,061,060 Display system with imbedded icons in a menu bar 71 1994
5,440,678 Method of and apparatus for creating a multi-media footnote 141 1994
5,734,893 Progressive content-based retrieval of image and video with adaptive and iterative refinement 198 1995
5,657,091 Video display controller, user interface and programming structure for such interface 83 1995
5,801,785 Method and system for processing two analog composite video signals 135 1996
5,666,498 Method, memory and apparatus for automatically resizing a window 105 1996
6,067,303 Method and apparatus for detecting and controlling data stream splicing in ATM networks 82 1997
6,047,317 System and method for enabling a user to rapidly access images in cyclically transmitted image streams 114 1997
 
ODS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P. (1)
5,830,068 Interactive wagering systems and processes 308 1995
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (2)
5,532,735 Method of advertisement selection for interactive service 275 1994
5,819,284 Personalized real time information display as a portion of a screen saver 441 1995
 
TVWORKS, LLC (5)
4,905,094 System for audio/video presentation 379 1988
5,119,188 Digital audio-video presentation display system 251 1990
5,195,092 Interactive multimedia presentation & communication system 438 1991
5,990,890 System for data entry and navigation in a user interface 185 1997
6,018,372 Electronic program guide with multiple day planner 218 1997
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO, INC. (8)
5,781,246 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 356 1994
5,666,645 Data management and distribution system and method for an electronic television program guide 401 1995
5,585,866 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method including virtual channels 535 1995
5,589,892 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 958 1995
5,652,613 Intelligent electronic program guide memory management system and method 255 1995
5,760,821 Electronic program guide schedule localization system and method 264 1995
5,986,650 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with scan feature 212 1996
6,396,546 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 131 1998
 
ELLIOT CAPITAL LLC (1)
5,664,111 Computerized, multimedia, network, real time, interactive marketing and transactional system 300 1994
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4,488,179 Television viewing center system 572 1981
 
SARNOFF CORPORATION (1)
5,940,572 Integrated television and video cassette recorder system 132 1996
 
Xtrak Corporation (1)
4,533,910 Graphics display system with viewports of arbitrary location and content 214 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 234 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 125 1997
 
ITI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,914,732 Electronic key with interactive graphic user interface 181 1989
 
TV/COM INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4,531,020 Multi-layer encryption system for the broadcast of encrypted information 348 1982
 
TV/COM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,425,579 Catv converter with keylock to favorite channels 275 1981
 
TV GUIDE MAGAZINE GROUP, INC. (1)
5,559,548 System and method for generating an information display schedule for an electronic program guide 472 1994
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
6,061,097 Interactive television program guide with selectable non-program options 163 1997
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
4,930,158 Selective video playing system 447 1988
4,930,160 Automatic censorship of video programs 354 1988
 
Borland Software Corporation (1)
5,640,501 Development system and methods for visually creating goal oriented electronic form applications having decision trees 140 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 240 1997
 
TITAN CORPORATION, THE (1)
4,908,859 Receiver access interface to service components in television channel 158 1988
 
ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (3)
4,388,645 Teletext communication system with timed multipage local memory 195 1981
4,393,376 Teletext interface for digital storage medium having synthetic video generator 155 1981
4,456,925 Television/telephone system with automatic dialing 293 1982
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
6,173,271 Television advertising automated billing system 111 1997
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 19 LLC (1)
5,534,911 Virtual personal channel in a television system 515 1994
 
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,392,710 Graphical user interface for field-based definition of special effects in a video editing system 93 1998
 
EON CORPORATION (1)
5,663,757 Software controlled multi-mode interactive TV systems 268 1991
 
DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,907,366 Vertical blanking insertion device 105 1996
5,892,535 Flexible, configurable, hierarchical system for distributing programming 309 1996
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
5,206,722 Remote channel switching for video on demand service 182 1990
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
4,963,994 VCR programmer 480 1990
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (12)
5,630,119 System and method for displaying program listings in an interactive electronic program guide 360 1995
5,677,708 System for displaying a list on a display screen 270 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 371 1995
5,914,746 Virtual channels in subscriber interface units 214 1995
5,751,282 System and method for calling video on demand using an electronic programming guide 538 1995
5,648,824 Video control user interface for controlling display of a video 361 1996
5,900,905 System and method for linking video, services and applications in an interactive television system 168 1996
5,758,259 Automated selective programming guide 451 1997
6,112,186 Distributed system for facilitating exchange of user information and opinion using automated collaborative filtering 550 1997
5,907,323 Interactive program summary panel 290 1997
6,698,020 Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion 814 1998
6,868,551 Interactive program summary panel 131 1999
 
PROSERV OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,257,268 Pressure biased shuttle valve 64 2000
 
RCA LICENSING CORPORATION, TWO INDEPENDENCE WAY, PRINCETON, NJ 08540, A CORP. OF DE (10)
4,412,244 Switching circuit for television receiver on-screen display 154 1981
4,405,946 Television signal converting apparatus providing an on-screen tuning display 187 1982
4,510,623 Television channel lockout 236 1982
4,495,654 Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list 281 1983
4,566,034 Remote control transmitter arrangement for one or more television devices 235 1983
4,595,951 Teletext decoder using a common memory 161 1983
4,595,952 Teletext decoder having a register array for operating on pixel words 167 1983
4,641,205 Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus 355 1984
4,914,517 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage 193 1989
4,959,720 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability 328 1989
 
VALUE CLICK, INC. (1)
5,848,396 Method and apparatus for determining behavioral profile of a computer user 1552 1996
 
RCA Corporation (1)
4,587,520 Cursor controlled page selection in a video display 153 1983
 
ENRIVONMENTAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,557,721 Method and apparatus for display screens and coupons 254 1993
 
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORP (1)
4,754,326 Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems 414 1983
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (5)
5,247,347 PSTN architecture for video-on-demand services 906 1991
5,410,343 Video-on-demand services using public switched telephone network 636 1993
5,635,979 Dynamically programmable digital entertainment terminal using downloaded software to control broadband data operations 316 1994
5,600,366 Methods and apparatus for digital advertisement insertion in video programming 251 1995
5,666,293 Downloading operating system software through a broadcast channel 674 1995
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (69)
4,908,713 VCR Programmer 599 1988
5,523,794 Method and apparatus for portable storage and use of data transmitted by television signal 284 1993
5,727,060 Television schedule system 350 1993
5,382,983 Apparatus and method for total parental control of television use 342 1993
5,488,409 Apparatus and method for tracking the playing of VCR programs 389 1993
5,479,268 User interface for television schedule system 807 1994
5,532,754 Background television schedule system 650 1994
5,541,738 Electronic program guide 368 1994
5,502,504 Video mix program guide 274 1994
5,619,274 Television schedule information transmission and utilization system and process 410 1994
5,523,796 Video clip program guide 400 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 277 1994
5,619,247 Stored program pay-per-play 604 1995
5,880,768 Interactive program guide systems and processes 492 1995
5,559,550 Apparatus and methods for synchronizing a clock to a network clock 321 1995
5,550,576 Method and apparatus for merging television program schedule information received from multiple television schedule information sources 520 1995
5,479,266 User interface for television schedule system 499 1995
5,809,204 User interface for television schedule system 476 1995
6,239,794 Method and system for simultaneously displaying a television program and information about the program 300 1995
5,812,205 Automatic time set in a television system 257 1995
6,157,413 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 224 1995
5,710,601 Video clip program guide 309 1996
5,828,420 Video mix program guide 280 1996
5,801,787 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 446 1996
6,028,599 Database for use in method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 187 1996
6,477,705 Method and apparatus for transmitting, storing, and processing electronic program guide data for on-screen display 181 1996
5,892,498 Interactive scroll program guide 80 1996
6,453,471 Electronic programming guide with movie preview 171 1997
6,064,376 Adjustable program guide display system 178 1997
6,002,394 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 862 1997
6,732,369 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 318 1997
6,075,575 Remote control device and method for using television schedule information 348 1997
6,323,911 System and method for using television schedule information 337 1997
5,940,073 Method and system for displaying other information in a TV program guide 562 1997
6,469,753 Information system 185 1997
6,341,195 Apparatus and methods for a television on-screen guide 164 1997
6,133,909 Method and apparatus for searching a guide using program characteristics 398 1997
6,078,348 Television schedule system with enhanced features 277 1997
6,118,492 Guide system and method of operation 168 1997
6,151,059 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 452 1997
6,115,057 Apparatus and method for allowing rating level control of the viewing of a program 149 1997
6,209,130 System for collecting television program data 135 1997
6,020,929 Video mix program guide 79 1997
6,564,378 Program guide system with browsing display 257 1998
6,564,379 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 169 1998
6,160,546 Program guide systems and methods 139 1998
6,154,203 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 96 1998
6,268,849 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 312 1998
6,177,931 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 1625 1998
5,959,688 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurences 146 1998
6,209,129 Passive television program guide system with local information 89 1998
6,665,869 Program guide application interface system 127 1998
6,742,183 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 128 1998
6,072,460 Systems and methods for presenting a television program guide 94 1999
6,342,926 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 70 1999
6,687,906 EPG with advertising inserts 92 1999
6,799,327 Program guide with selectable advertisements and pseudo-ads 186 1999
6,275,268 Electronic television program guide with remote product ordering 302 1999
2001/0042,246 HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ITS OPERATION 78 1999
7,069,576 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 109 1999
6,412,110 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 166 1999
7,003,792 Smart agent based on habit, statistical inference and psycho-demographic profiling 227 1999
6,938,208 Electronic program guide with graphic program listings 129 2001
2002/0042,913 Systems and methods for building user media lists 115 2001
6,606,128 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 64 2001
2003/0163,813 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 152 2003
2003/0188,310 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 152 2003
2005/0155,056 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 158 2004
2005/0198,668 Home entertainment system and method of its operation 73 2004
 
RESPONSE REWARD SYSTEMS L.C. (1)
4,520,404 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 280 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 170 1989
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (17)
5,623,613 System for displaying programming information 389 1994
5,585,838 Program time guide 684 1995
5,654,748 Interactive program identification system 272 1995
5,805,763 System and method for automatically recording programs in an interactive viewing system 510 1995
5,687,331 Method and system for displaying an animated focus item 475 1995
5,815,145 System and method for displaying a program guide for an interactive televideo system 218 1995
6,025,837 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 595 1996
6,240,555 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 743 1996
5,657,072 Interactive entertainment network system and method for providing program listings during non-peak times 396 1996
5,699,107 Program reminder system 418 1996
5,731,844 Television scheduling system for displaying a grid representing scheduled layout and selecting a programming parameter for display or recording 268 1996
6,141,003 Channel bar user interface for an entertainment system 259 1997
5,874,985 Message delivery method for interactive televideo system 137 1997
6,400,407 Communicating logical addresses of resources in a data service channel of a video signal 221 1998
2001/0001,160 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 242 2000
6,973,669 Pausing television programming in response to selection of hypertext link 272 2001
2004/0139,465 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 121 2003
 
North American Philips Corporation (2)
5,233,423 Embedded commericals within a television receiver using an integrated electronic billboard 297 1990
5,432,561 System for automatically activating picture-in-picture when an auxiliary signal is detected 178 1994
 
VTech Telecommunications, Ltd. (1)
5,710,815 Encoder apparatus and decoder apparatus for a television signal having embedded viewer access control data 158 1995
 
PREMIER RETAIL NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5,761,601 Video distribution of advertisements to businesses 287 1995
 
Star Sight (1)
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 381 1999
 
SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION A CORP. OF NORTH CAROLINA (2)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 736 1985
5,038,211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 725 1989
 
TATA AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,357,042 Method and apparatus for multiplexing separately-authored metadata for insertion into a video data stream 363 1999
 
GREENBURG, BURTON L. (1)
4,547,804 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of commercial broadcast programs 482 1983
 
AT&T CORP. (5)
5,373,288 Initializing terminals in a signal distribution system 104 1992
5,465,113 Programmable channel regulating cable television controller 235 1993
5,778,182 Usage management system 414 1995
6,178,446 Method and system for supporting interactive commercials displayed on a display device using a telephone network 151 1997
6,289,346 Apparatus and method for a bookmarking system 188 1998
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* 2008/0055,475 Display control method 0 2007
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (3)
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8,160,988 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 0 2010
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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)
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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
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7,996,864 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 26 2003
9,113,107 Interactive advertising and program promotion in an interactive television system 0 2005
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 33 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 2 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
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COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (4)
* 8,489,692 Establishment of a conference 0 2010
* 2012/0036,195 ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONFERENCE 5 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. (5)
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 172 2006
* 2011/0209,173 CONTROLLING ACCESS TO USER-INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS INCLUDING DYNAMIC VIDEO MOSAIC ELEMENTS 7 2011
9,256,884 System and method to increase efficiency and speed of analytics report generation in audience measurement systems 0 2012
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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (2)
* 7,992,187 System and method of dual-screen interactive digital television 4 2007
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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 31 2007
* 2008/0046,928 Graphical tile-based expansion cell guide 17 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
 
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8,005,838 Aggregating discovery data in a discovery interface 5 2010
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LG ELECTRONICS INC. (3)
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* 8,467,830 Mobile terminal and method of providing broadcasts thereto 0 2007
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