US Patent No: 7,398,541

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Electronic television program guide schedule system and method

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030115599

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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, OK265

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Backer, George Littleton, CO 16 620
Bennington, Gerald E Boulder, CO 14 260
Cooper, Bill Littleton, CO 17 622
Davis, Bruce Tualatin, OR 65 5031
Green, Shawn Littleton, CO 17 620
Morris, Michael Downington, PA 80 1570
Rogers, Rosetta Parker, CO 14 585
Spell, David San Diego, CA 7 170

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5,790,202 Integration of off-air and satellite TV tuners in a direct broadcast system 161 1996
 
INTERACITIVE CHANNEL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5,014,125 Television system for the interactive distribution of selectable video presentations 580 1989
 
ITVTRAX, LLC (1)
6,286,140 System and method for measuring and storing information pertaining to television viewer or user behavior 182 1997
 
Viscorp (1)
5,404,393 Method and apparatus for interactive television through use of menu windows 351 1992
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
6,381,582 Method and system for processing payments for remotely purchased goods 98 1997
 
VTRAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
4,890,320 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 251 1988
4,995,078 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 302 1989
 
HITACHI AMERICA, LTD. (2)
5,617,565 Broadcast interactive multimedia system 411 1994
6,256,071 Methods and apparatus for recording video files and for generating a table listing the recorded files and links to additional information 102 1998
 
INFORMATION RESOURCES, INC. (1)
4,331,974 Cable television with controlled signal substitution 303 1980
 
NOVELL, INC. (1)
4,555,775 Dynamic generation and overlaying of graphic windows for multiple active program storage areas 300 1982
 
PATRICE D. GUYOT (1)
6,119,098 System and method for targeting and distributing advertisements over a distributed network 332 1997
 
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA (1)
6,091,883 Method and device for recording and reading on a large-capacity medium 190 1996
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
7,028,326 Method and interface for linking terms in an electronic message to program information 42 1999
 
JUNO ONLINE SERVICES, INC. (2)
5,848,397 Method and apparatus for scheduling the presentation of messages to computer users 604 1996
6,014,502 Electronic mail system with advertising 176 1997
 
DIGITAL CHOICE OF TEXAS, L.L.C., A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,172,111 Stored media screening device 258 1989
 
IRDETO ACCESS, INC. (1)
5,793,438 Electronic program guide with enhanced presentation 264 1996
 
BORESHIRE FUND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,675,752 Interactive applications generator for an interactive presentation environment 342 1994
 
Pioneer Electronic Corporation (4)
4,439,784 Power cutting device for terminal units of CATV system 211 1980
5,323,234 Programmable CATV system and terminal unit therefor 152 1989
5,465,385 CATV system with an easy program reservation 238 1994
5,416,508 CATV system with transmission of program schedules, linked program broadcasts, and permissive ordering periods 238 1994
 
PREVUE NETWORKS, INC. (2)
6,209,129 Passive television program guide system with local information 59 1998
2004/0194,138 Program guide system with targeted advertisements based on function buttons and non-programming options 99 2004
 
Goldstar Co., Ltd. (1)
5,561,471 Apparatus and method for controlling the display of a caption on a screen and for maximizing the area devoted to presentation of the received video signal 69 1994
 
WORLDGATE SERVICE, INC. (1)
6,477,579 Access system and method for providing interactive access to an information source through a networked distribution system 84 1999
 
PARENTAL GUIDE COMPANY, L.L.C. (1)
4,888,796 Program material screening device 212 1987
 
ACTV, INC. (2)
4,847,700 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays from transmitted television signals 282 1987
RE34340 Closed circuit television system having seamless interactive television programming and expandable user participation 167 1992
 
ALCATEL N.V. (1)
5,717,452 Interactive control system for multiservice installations including a television program distribution server and a PABX 168 1994
 
RPX CORPORATION (1)
5,802,284 System and method using cover bundles to provide immediate feedback to a user in an interactive television environment 140 1995
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
5,699,125 Electronic television program guide for a television system having two tuners 117 1995
5,917,481 Electronic television program guide with selective updating 139 1997
 
ENTRYPOINT, INC. (1)
5,740,549 Information and advertising distribution system and method 1476 1995
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4,605,964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 372 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 77 1989
5,367,316 Remote-control apparatus for electronics apparatus 122 1994
 
1ST TELEPHONY LLC (1)
5,325,423 Interactive multimedia communication system 247 1992
 
COGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,029,045 System and method for inserting local content into programming content 504 1997
 
Samsung Co., Ltd. (1)
5,325,183 OSD circuit for displaying advertising picture data 79 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 118 1996
 
Hybond, Inc. (1)
4,884,223 Dynamic force measurement system 105 1988
 
SONY CORPORATION (26)
4,288,809 Television receiver apparatus for selectively displaying a video picture or alphanumeric data information 208 1980
4,620,229 Picture display device 200 1985
4,691,351 Television signal receiving apparatus 242 1985
4,821,102 Video display system with selective display of operating conditions 199 1987
4,882,732 Method and apparatus for recording and/or reproducing digital data 95 1987
5,237,417 Apparatus for displaying television receiver operational parameters in a separate area of the screen 170 1991
5,212,553 Television receiver with selective menu display 176 1991
5,323,240 Television receiver that automatically keeps track of favorite channels to facilitate tuning 194 1993
5,434,626 Display apparatus displaying operation menu 100 1994
5,761,372 Recording reservation central control system for one or more VTR's 72 1994
5,452,012 Image display apparatus 72 1994
5,585,865 Television broadcast receiver which selects programs by genre and past viewing habits 284 1995
5,754,258 Program switching device and method 64 1995
5,734,444 Broadcast receiving apparatus that automatically records frequency watched programs 130 1995
5,903,314 Electrical program guide system and method 107 1996
5,808,694 Electronic program guide system and electronic program guide displaying method 162 1996
5,694,381 Information data reproducing system, reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, data forming apparatus, and data record medium 161 1996
6,005,562 Electronic program guide system using images of reduced size to identify respective programs 197 1996
6,147,714 Control apparatus and control method for displaying electronic program guide 190 1996
6,125,230 Magnetic tape recording and reproducing apparatus for video signal 101 1996
5,886,731 Video data receiving apparatus, video data transmitting apparatus, and broadcasting system 98 1996
6,389,593 Method of and apparatus for controlling transmission of information on programs 83 1996
5,862,292 Recording and reproducing device for digital signal including IC card 67 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 68 1997
6,279,157 Program data transmission checking method and apparatus 62 1998
6,751,800 Information processing apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium 44 1999
 
MEDIATEK INC. (3)
5,481,296 Apparatus and method for selectively viewing video information 365 1993
5,737,028 Previous channel listing with cursor controlled user interface for television video displays 157 1995
6,011,546 Programming structure for user interfaces 137 1997
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
4,998,171 Automatic shift circuit for a sub-picture screen for picture-in-picture feature 53 1989
5,815,671 Method and apparatus for encoding and storing audio/video information for subsequent predetermined retrieval 181 1996
6,411,308 Television graphical user interface having variable channel control bars 52 1996
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (5)
5,148,154 Multi-dimensional user interface 471 1990
5,596,373 Method and apparatus for providing program oriented information in a multiple station broadcast system 308 1995
6,005,565 Integrated search of electronic program guide, internet and other information resources 420 1997
6,111,614 Method and apparatus for displaying an electronic menu having components with differing levels of transparency 97 1997
2002/0124,249 Targeted advertising during playback of stored content 151 2001
 
HBAC MATCHMAKER MEDIA INC. (2)
5,774,170 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers 630 1994
6,002,393 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers using direct commands 321 1995
 
COMVERSE, INC. (1)
6,006,257 Multimedia architecture for interactive advertising in which secondary programming is varied based upon viewer demographics and content of primary programming 468 1996
 
WILKINS, JEFFREY (1)
5,446,919 Communication system and method with demographically or psychographically defined audiences 685 1991
 
ARRIS Group (1)
5,805,804 Method and apparatus for scalable, high bandwidth storage retrieval and transportation of multimedia data on a network 516 1997
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4,908,707 Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions 383 1988
 
NOKIA UNTERHALTUNGSELEKTRONIK (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH (1)
5,231,493 Video receiver with permanent electronic program journal 218 1990
 
PEAC Media Research, Inc. (2)
4,857,999 Video monitoring system 266 1988
5,374,951 Method and system for monitoring television viewing 285 1993
 
IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
5,359,367 Personal computer with broadcast receiver on expansion board controlled by computer microprocessor 211 1992
 
OPTON CO., LTD. (1)
5,319,445 Hidden change distribution grating and use in 3D moire measurement sensors and CMM applications 105 1992
 
ALLEN PATTISELANNO (1)
5,121,476 TV data capture device 165 1991
 
INCPT ACQUISITION LLC (1)
5,999,912 Dynamic advertising scheduling, display, and tracking 278 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 180 1996
 
MessagePhone, Inc. (1)
5,661,517 Interactive intelligent video information system 179 1996
 
Messager Partners (1)
5,838,314 Digital video services system with optional interactive advertisement capabilities 324 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 183 1995
 
ESPIAL, INC. (1)
5,819,019 System/method for recovering network resources in a distributed environment, via registered callbacks 180 1995
 
CADTRAK CORPORATION (1)
4,812,834 Graphics display system with arbitrary overlapping viewports 95 1985
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (4)
5,648,813 Graphical-interactive-screen display apparatus and peripheral units 71 1994
6,035,304 System for storing and playing a multimedia application adding variety of services specific thereto 89 1997
6,262,721 Service supply apparatus for supplying a service of a broadcasting program with attribute information of the program 49 1997
6,486,920 Method and apparatus for producing program information and receiving apparatus for processing the program information 112 1998
 
YAHOO! INC. (1)
6,298,482 System for two-way digital multimedia broadcast and interactive services 235 1997
 
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (1)
4,775,935 Video merchandising system with variable and adoptive product sequence presentation order 501 1986
 
NEWS VILLAGE L.L.C. (2)
5,918,014 Automated collaborative filtering in world wide web advertising 728 1996
5,790,426 Automated collaborative filtering system 308 1997
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
6,253,203 Privacy-enhanced database 350 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 228 1989
 
Depromax Limited (1)
5,485,219 Electric service to record transmissions without recording commercials 151 1994
 
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,064,980 System and methods for collaborative recommendations 539 1998
 
KINGLITE HOLDINGS INC. (1)
5,929,849 Integration of dynamic universal resource locators with television presentations 510 1996
 
CUSTOMPLAY LLC (1)
5,610,653 Method and system for automatically tracking a zoomed video image 427 1995
 
AMAZON.COM, INC. (3)
5,727,163 Secure method for communicating credit card data when placing an order on a non-secure network 380 1995
5,715,399 Secure method and system for communicating a list of credit card numbers over a non-secure network 585 1995
5,960,411 Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network 1389 1997
 
ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (3)
5,220,420 Interactive home information system for distributing compressed television programming 333 1991
5,526,034 Interactive home information system with signal assignment 198 1993
* 5,485,197 Carousel display 369 1994
 
Sophisticated Circuits, Inc. (1)
5,347,167 Power controller using keyboard and computer interface 97 1992
 
MICROWAVE FILTER COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,093,921 Initialization technique and apparatus for set top converters 175 1989
 
Zing Systems, L.P. (1)
5,343,239 Transaction based interactive television system 424 1991
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
4,496,976 Reduced memory graphics-to-raster scan converter 204 1982
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (2)
4,466,017 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 102 1981
4,523,228 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 62 1983
 
New Product Development, Inc. (1)
6,075,551 Video promotion system with flexible local insertion capabilities 153 1997
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
4,935,865 Computer controlled electropolishing system 92 1988
 
GATEWAY 2000, INC. (1)
5,283,819 Computing and multimedia entertainment system 476 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 49 1987
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4,429,385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 398 1981
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLISHING, INC. (2)
6,418,556 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 168 1993
5,635,978 Electronic television program guide channel system and method 323 1994
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLICATIONS INC. (1)
6,016,141 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 172 1997
 
ARACHNID, INC. (1)
6,191,780 Customizable multimedia segment structures 95 1998
 
GATEWAY, INC. (2)
5,650,831 Adjustable power remote control drive 250 1995
5,675,390 Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display 327 1995
 
Adexpress Company (1)
5,216,515 Addressable video feed system 110 1991
 
SOVERAIN SOFTWARE LLC (1)
5,715,314 Network sales system 1248 1994
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (4)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 21 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 21 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 21 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 21 2002
 
TIAN SOFTWARE INC. (1)
5,636,346 Method and system for selectively targeting advertisements and programming 547 1994
 
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. (1)
6,025,886 Scene-change-point detecting method and moving-picture editing/displaying method 59 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 174 1990
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA (1)
5,659,366 Notification system for television receivers 162 1995
 
COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART (1)
5,774,534 Context-based transactions using broadcast advertising 171 1997
 
TECHNOLOGY LICENSING CORPORATION (1)
5,072,412 User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing display system objects 507 1987
 
TIVO INC. (4)
5,872,588 Method and apparatus for monitoring audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 411 1995
5,757,417 Method and apparatus for screening audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 145 1997
6,757,906 Television viewer interface system 246 2000
2001/0049,820 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership 79 2000
 
U.S. Computer Systems (1)
4,768,228 Data acquisition device 160 1987
 
HITACHI, LTD. (5)
5,027,400 Multimedia bidirectional broadcast system 707 1989
5,214,622 Information display apparatus 66 1991
5,377,319 Help guidance method utilizing an animated picture 92 1993
5,818,439 Video viewing assisting method and a video playback system therefor 197 1996
6,285,713 Video coding/decoding system and video coder and video decoder used for the same system 42 2000
 
INVIDI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
5,515,098 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 443 1994
5,661,516 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 371 1996
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (2)
4,694,490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 633 1981
4,704,725 Signal processing apparatus and methods 364 1986
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
5,818,438 System and method for providing television services 276 1995
 
APPLE INC. (5)
4,931,783 Method and apparatus for removable menu window 210 1988
5,583,560 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the selective display of listing information on a display 503 1993
5,594,509 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple levels of information on a display 579 1993
5,621,456 Methods and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple program categories 483 1993
5,754,939 System for generation of user profiles for a system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects 1210 1995
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (5)
5,671,276 Method and apparatus for impulse purchasing of packaged information services 110 1995
5,781,226 Network virtual memory for a cable television settop terminal 142 1995
5,844,620 Method and apparatus for displaying an interactive television program guide 357 1995
5,917,830 Splicing compressed packetized digital video streams 393 1996
6,160,545 Multi-regional interactive program guide for television 98 1997
 
K.K. VIDEO RESEARCH (1)
5,162,905 Automatic commercial message recognition and monitoring device 48 1991
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (3)
4,622,545 Method and apparatus for image compression and manipulation 161 1982
RE32632 Display system 146 1985
5,559,942 Method and apparatus for providing a note for an application program 258 1993
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (2)
6,005,597 Method and apparatus for program selection 370 1997
6,446,261 Set top device for targeted electronic insertion of indicia into video 378 1999
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
5,170,388 Image/audio information recording/reproduction apparatus with built-in semiconductor memory 66 1990
5,867,227 Television receiver 74 1996
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (2)
5,974,222 Apparatus and method using compressed codes for scheduling broadcast information recording 148 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 213 1997
 
TENCOR INSTRUMENTS (1)
4,873,623 Process control interface with simultaneously displayed three level dynamic menu 168 1987
 
RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
5,582,364 Flyable folding fin 46 1991
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (12)
4,821,211 Method of navigating among program menus using a graphical menu tree 150 1987
5,179,654 Help provision in a data processing system 78 1991
5,377,317 Method and apparatus for distinctively displaying windows on a computer display screen 127 1991
5,384,910 Method and apparatus for facilitating operator reconfiguration of a graphical user interface in a data processing system 200 1992
6,061,060 Display system with imbedded icons in a menu bar 52 1994
5,440,678 Method of and apparatus for creating a multi-media footnote 109 1994
5,734,893 Progressive content-based retrieval of image and video with adaptive and iterative refinement 147 1995
5,657,091 Video display controller, user interface and programming structure for such interface 58 1995
5,801,785 Method and system for processing two analog composite video signals 104 1996
5,666,498 Method, memory and apparatus for automatically resizing a window 77 1996
6,067,303 Method and apparatus for detecting and controlling data stream splicing in ATM networks 70 1997
6,047,317 System and method for enabling a user to rapidly access images in cyclically transmitted image streams 101 1997
 
ODS Technologies, L.P. (1)
5,830,068 Interactive wagering systems and processes 260 1995
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (2)
5,532,735 Method of advertisement selection for interactive service 254 1994
5,819,284 Personalized real time information display as a portion of a screen saver 360 1995
 
TVWORKS, LLC (5)
4,905,094 System for audio/video presentation 351 1988
5,119,188 Digital audio-video presentation display system 209 1990
5,195,092 Interactive multimedia presentation & communication system 396 1991
5,990,890 System for data entry and navigation in a user interface 147 1997
6,018,372 Electronic program guide with multiple day planner 180 1997
 
ELLIOT CAPITAL LLC (1)
5,664,111 Computerized, multimedia, network, real time, interactive marketing and transactional system 270 1994
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4,488,179 Television viewing center system 514 1981
 
SARNOFF CORPORATION (1)
5,940,572 Integrated television and video cassette recorder system 96 1996
 
XTRAK CORPORATION, A CORP. OF CA. (1)
4,533,910 Graphics display system with viewports of arbitrary location and content 199 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 194 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 96 1997
 
ITI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,914,732 Electronic key with interactive graphic user interface 163 1989
 
TV/COM INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4,531,020 Multi-layer encryption system for the broadcast of encrypted information 310 1982
 
TV/COM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,425,579 Catv converter with keylock to favorite channels 240 1981
 
TV GUIDE MAGAZINE GROUP, INC. (1)
5,559,548 System and method for generating an information display schedule for an electronic program guide 406 1994
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
6,061,097 Interactive television program guide with selectable non-program options 134 1997
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
4,930,158 Selective video playing system 384 1988
4,930,160 Automatic censorship of video programs 316 1988
 
BORLAND SOFTWARE CORPORATION (1)
5,640,501 Development system and methods for visually creating goal oriented electronic form applications having decision trees 124 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 177 1997
 
TITAN CORPORATION, THE (1)
4,908,859 Receiver access interface to service components in television channel 142 1988
 
Zenith Electronics Corporation (3)
4,388,645 Teletext communication system with timed multipage local memory 178 1981
4,393,376 Teletext interface for digital storage medium having synthetic video generator 138 1981
4,456,925 Television/telephone system with automatic dialing 269 1982
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
6,173,271 Television advertising automated billing system 88 1997
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 19 LLC (1)
5,534,911 Virtual personal channel in a television system 434 1994
 
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,392,710 Graphical user interface for field-based definition of special effects in a video editing system 66 1998
 
EON CORPORATION (1)
5,663,757 Software controlled multi-mode interactive TV systems 212 1991
 
DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,907,366 Vertical blanking insertion device 80 1996
5,892,535 Flexible, configurable, hierarchical system for distributing programming 269 1996
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
5,206,722 Remote channel switching for video on demand service 161 1990
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
4,963,994 VCR programmer 427 1990
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (12)
5,630,119 System and method for displaying program listings in an interactive electronic program guide 290 1995
5,677,708 System for displaying a list on a display screen 227 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 306 1995
5,914,746 Virtual channels in subscriber interface units 163 1995
5,751,282 System and method for calling video on demand using an electronic programming guide 464 1995
5,648,824 Video control user interface for controlling display of a video 291 1996
5,900,905 System and method for linking video, services and applications in an interactive television system 139 1996
5,758,259 Automated selective programming guide 387 1997
6,112,186 Distributed system for facilitating exchange of user information and opinion using automated collaborative filtering 491 1997
5,907,323 Interactive program summary panel 239 1997
6,698,020 Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion 700 1998
6,868,551 Interactive program summary panel 98 1999
 
PROSERV OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,257,268 Pressure biased shuttle valve 52 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 137 1981
4,405,946 Television signal converting apparatus providing an on-screen tuning display 170 1982
4,510,623 Television channel lockout 206 1982
4,495,654 Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list 246 1983
4,566,034 Remote control transmitter arrangement for one or more television devices 215 1983
4,595,951 Teletext decoder using a common memory 144 1983
4,595,952 Teletext decoder having a register array for operating on pixel words 149 1983
4,641,205 Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus 318 1984
4,914,517 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage 175 1989
4,959,720 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability 273 1989
 
VALUE CLICK, INC. (1)
5,848,396 Method and apparatus for determining behavioral profile of a computer user 1421 1996
 
RCA Corporation (1)
4,587,520 Cursor controlled page selection in a video display 134 1983
 
ENRIVONMENTAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,557,721 Method and apparatus for display screens and coupons 224 1993
 
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORP (1)
4,754,326 Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems 374 1983
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (5)
5,247,347 PSTN architecture for video-on-demand services 869 1991
5,410,343 Video-on-demand services using public switched telephone network 588 1993
5,635,979 Dynamically programmable digital entertainment terminal using downloaded software to control broadband data operations 270 1994
5,600,366 Methods and apparatus for digital advertisement insertion in video programming 223 1995
5,666,293 Downloading operating system software through a broadcast channel 600 1995
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (24)
4,908,713 VCR Programmer 545 1988
5,523,794 Method and apparatus for portable storage and use of data transmitted by television signal 227 1993
5,382,983 Apparatus and method for total parental control of television use 280 1993
5,488,409 Apparatus and method for tracking the playing of VCR programs 334 1993
5,541,738 Electronic program guide 304 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 223 1994
5,619,247 Stored program pay-per-play 519 1995
5,559,550 Apparatus and methods for synchronizing a clock to a network clock 260 1995
6,239,794 Method and system for simultaneously displaying a television program and information about the program 204 1995
6,028,599 Database for use in method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 145 1996
6,477,705 Method and apparatus for transmitting, storing, and processing electronic program guide data for on-screen display 139 1996
5,940,073 Method and system for displaying other information in a TV program guide 483 1997
6,341,195 Apparatus and methods for a television on-screen guide 138 1997
6,115,057 Apparatus and method for allowing rating level control of the viewing of a program 113 1997
6,154,203 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 66 1998
6,268,849 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 258 1998
6,177,931 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 1392 1998
6,687,906 EPG with advertising inserts 70 1999
2001/0042,246 HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ITS OPERATION 50 1999
7,003,792 Smart agent based on habit, statistical inference and psycho-demographic profiling 186 1999
6,938,208 Electronic program guide with graphic program listings 100 2001
2003/0163,813 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 105 2003
2005/0155,056 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 123 2004
2005/0198,668 Home entertainment system and method of its operation 47 2004
 
RESPONSE REWARD SYSTEMS L.C. (1)
4,520,404 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 259 1982
 
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,049,824 System and method for modifying an information signal in a telecommunications system 50 1997
 
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 125 1989
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (17)
5,623,613 System for displaying programming information 311 1994
5,585,838 Program time guide 598 1995
5,654,748 Interactive program identification system 207 1995
5,805,763 System and method for automatically recording programs in an interactive viewing system 416 1995
5,687,331 Method and system for displaying an animated focus item 408 1995
5,815,145 System and method for displaying a program guide for an interactive televideo system 180 1995
6,025,837 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 517 1996
6,240,555 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 653 1996
5,657,072 Interactive entertainment network system and method for providing program listings during non-peak times 324 1996
5,699,107 Program reminder system 348 1996
5,731,844 Television scheduling system for displaying a grid representing scheduled layout and selecting a programming parameter for display or recording 224 1996
6,141,003 Channel bar user interface for an entertainment system 217 1997
5,874,985 Message delivery method for interactive televideo system 108 1997
6,400,407 Communicating logical addresses of resources in a data service channel of a video signal 180 1998
2001/0001,160 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 169 2000
6,973,669 Pausing television programming in response to selection of hypertext link 227 2001
2004/0139,465 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 87 2003
 
North American Philips Corporation (2)
5,233,423 Embedded commericals within a television receiver using an integrated electronic billboard 243 1990
5,432,561 System for automatically activating picture-in-picture when an auxiliary signal is detected 143 1994
 
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,710,815 Encoder apparatus and decoder apparatus for a television signal having embedded viewer access control data 126 1995
 
PREMIER RETAIL NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5,761,601 Video distribution of advertisements to businesses 252 1995
 
WSI CORPORATION (1)
5,654,886 Multimedia outdoor information system 245 1995
 
Star Sight (1)
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 313 1999
 
SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION, THE (2)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 662 1985
5,038,211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 660 1989
 
TATA AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,357,042 Method and apparatus for multiplexing separately-authored metadata for insertion into a video data stream 301 1999
 
GREENBURG, BURTON L. (1)
4,547,804 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of commercial broadcast programs 446 1983
 
AT&T CORP. (5)
5,373,288 Initializing terminals in a signal distribution system 80 1992
5,465,113 Programmable channel regulating cable television controller 195 1993
5,778,182 Usage management system 353 1995
6,178,446 Method and system for supporting interactive commercials displayed on a display device using a telephone network 120 1997
6,289,346 Apparatus and method for a bookmarking system 151 1998
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COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (2)
* 8,271,383 Service soft-disconnect reconnection 2007
* 2008/0243,686 Service soft-disconnect reconnection 0 2007
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
8,005,838 Aggregating discovery data in a discovery interface 3 2010
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
* 7,721,309 System and method for providing channel selection in an electronic programming guide 0 2000
 
COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (4)
* 8,489,692 Establishment of a conference 0 2010
* 2012/0036,195 ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONFERENCE 1 2010
* 8,935,349 Establishment of a conference 0 2013
* 2013/0297,713 ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONFERENCE 0 2013
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (6)
7,996,864 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 7 2003
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 2 2006
8,776,125 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 0 2007
9,015,750 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 0 2010
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
 
WEBTUNER CORPORATION (2)
8,875,196 System for network and local content access 0 2006
9,021,543 Highly scalable audience measurement system with client event pre-processing 0 2012
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
* 7,992,187 System and method of dual-screen interactive digital television 4 2007
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (1)
8,869,204 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 0 2007
 
KILPAUK GARDEN, SERIES 64 OF ALLIED SECURITY TRUST I (3)
7,970,722 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 2 2009
8,160,988 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 0 2010
8,005,777 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 15 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
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
* 8,015,580 Customizing virtual channels in a discovery interface 3 2006
7,840,979 Graphical tile-based expansion cell guide 18 2007
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