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, OK337

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Backer, George Littleton, CO 16 552
Bennington, Gerald E Boulder, CO 14 227
Cooper, Bill Littleton, CO 17 554
Davis, Bruce Tualatin, OR 63 4628
Green, Shawn Littleton, CO 17 552
Morris, Michael Downington, PA 74 1430
Rogers, Rosetta Parker, CO 14 523
Spell, David San Diego, CA 7 158

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UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (43)
5,502,504 Video mix program guide 197 1994
5,523,796 Video clip program guide 292 1994
5,781,246 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 276 1994
5,880,768 Interactive program guide systems and processes 401 1995
5,666,645 Data management and distribution system and method for an electronic television program guide 308 1995
5,585,866 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method including virtual channels 439 1995
5,589,892 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 784 1995
5,652,613 Intelligent electronic program guide memory management system and method 189 1995
5,760,821 Electronic program guide schedule localization system and method 193 1995
6,157,413 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 163 1995
5,710,601 Video clip program guide 230 1996
5,828,420 Video mix program guide 208 1996
5,822,123 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with pop-up hints 370 1996
5,986,650 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with scan feature 151 1996
5,892,498 Interactive scroll program guide 57 1996
6,064,376 Adjustable program guide display system 126 1997
6,209,130 System for collecting television program data 99 1997
6,020,929 Video mix program guide 46 1997
6,564,378 Program guide system with browsing display 150 1998
6,564,379 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 122 1998
6,160,546 Program guide systems and methods 91 1998
6,268,849 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 237 1998
6,396,546 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 82 1998
6,665,869 Program guide application interface system 93 1998
6,742,183 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 79 1998
6,072,460 Systems and methods for presenting a television program guide 60 1999
6,588,013 Promotional material distribution system with automatic updating of promotional material selection algorithms 101 1999
6,470,497 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with scan feature 54 1999
6,342,926 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 44 1999
6,799,327 Program guide with selectable advertisements and pseudo-ads 132 1999
6,275,268 Electronic television program guide with remote product ordering 225 1999
6,331,877 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 138 1999
7,069,576 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 64 1999
6,938,208 Electronic program guide with graphic program listings 68 2001
2001/0029,610 Systems and methods for providing promotions with recorded programs 78 2001
2001/0054,181 Methods and systems for forced advertisi 63 2001
2001/0047,298 System and method for metadata-linked advertisements 91 2001
2002/0042,913 Systems and methods for building user media lists 83 2001
2003/0005,432 Interactive television application with research features 47 2001
6,606,128 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 40 2001
2003/0110,499 Program guide system with targeted advertising 150 2003
2005/0155,056 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 110 2004
2005/0204,382 Interactive television targeted message system 33 2005
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (35)
4,706,121 TV schedule system and process 1140 1986
4,977,455 System and process for VCR scheduling 800 1988
5,151,789 System and method for automatic, unattended recording of cable television programs 588 1991
5,353,121 Television schedule system 821 1993
5,727,060 Television schedule system 267 1993
5,479,268 User interface for television schedule system 675 1994
5,532,754 Background television schedule system 545 1994
5,619,274 Television schedule information transmission and utilization system and process 311 1994
5,550,576 Method and apparatus for merging television program schedule information received from multiple television schedule information sources 399 1995
5,479,266 User interface for television schedule system 390 1995
5,809,204 User interface for television schedule system 385 1995
5,812,205 Automatic time set in a television system 175 1995
5,808,608 Background television schedule system 274 1996
5,801,787 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 344 1996
6,453,471 Electronic programming guide with movie preview 113 1997
6,002,394 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 682 1997
6,732,369 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 244 1997
6,075,575 Remote control device and method for using television schedule information 277 1997
6,323,911 System and method for using television schedule information 251 1997
5,940,073 Method and system for displaying other information in a TV program guide 454 1997
6,469,753 Information system 126 1997
6,133,909 Method and apparatus for searching a guide using program characteristics 318 1997
6,078,348 Television schedule system with enhanced features 208 1997
6,118,492 Guide system and method of operation 115 1997
6,151,059 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 353 1997
5,959,688 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurences 95 1998
6,498,895 User interface for television schedule system 135 1999
6,412,110 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 114 1999
2002/0092,017 Systems and methods for replacing television signals 133 2001
2003/0163,813 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 88 2003
2003/0164,858 Method and system for displaying banner advertisements in an electronic program guide 92 2003
2003/0188,310 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 88 2003
2003/0188,311 Method and system for displaying advertisements between schedule listings 100 2003
2003/0208,758 Method and system for displaying panel advertisements in an electronic program guide 101 2003
2003/0196,201 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 133 2003
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (27)
5,623,613 System for displaying programming information 285 1994
5,585,838 Program time guide 563 1995
5,630,119 System and method for displaying program listings in an interactive electronic program guide 265 1995
5,654,748 Interactive program identification system 191 1995
5,677,708 System for displaying a list on a display screen 211 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 287 1995
5,805,763 System and method for automatically recording programs in an interactive viewing system 376 1995
5,914,746 Virtual channels in subscriber interface units 146 1995
5,751,282 System and method for calling video on demand using an electronic programming guide 438 1995
5,687,331 Method and system for displaying an animated focus item 389 1995
5,815,145 System and method for displaying a program guide for an interactive televideo system 165 1995
5,648,824 Video control user interface for controlling display of a video 266 1996
6,025,837 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 485 1996
6,240,555 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 585 1996
5,657,072 Interactive entertainment network system and method for providing program listings during non-peak times 300 1996
5,699,107 Program reminder system 316 1996
5,900,905 System and method for linking video, services and applications in an interactive television system 131 1996
5,731,844 Television scheduling system for displaying a grid representing scheduled layout and selecting a programming parameter for display or recording 212 1996
5,758,259 Automated selective programming guide 363 1997
6,141,003 Channel bar user interface for an entertainment system 195 1997
6,112,186 Distributed system for facilitating exchange of user information and opinion using automated collaborative filtering 461 1997
5,874,985 Message delivery method for interactive televideo system 100 1997
5,907,323 Interactive program summary panel 217 1997
6,698,020 Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion 645 1998
6,400,407 Communicating logical addresses of resources in a data service channel of a video signal 166 1998
6,868,551 Interactive program summary panel 69 1999
6,973,669 Pausing television programming in response to selection of hypertext link 196 2001
 
SONY CORPORATION (26)
4,288,809 Television receiver apparatus for selectively displaying a video picture or alphanumeric data information 195 1980
4,620,229 Picture display device 188 1985
4,691,351 Television signal receiving apparatus 228 1985
4,821,102 Video display system with selective display of operating conditions 189 1987
4,882,732 Method and apparatus for recording and/or reproducing digital data 89 1987
5,237,417 Apparatus for displaying television receiver operational parameters in a separate area of the screen 160 1991
5,212,553 Television receiver with selective menu display 166 1991
5,323,240 Television receiver that automatically keeps track of favorite channels to facilitate tuning 184 1993
5,434,626 Display apparatus displaying operation menu 89 1994
5,761,372 Recording reservation central control system for one or more VTR's 62 1994
5,452,012 Image display apparatus 66 1994
5,585,865 Television broadcast receiver which selects programs by genre and past viewing habits 247 1995
5,754,258 Program switching device and method 59 1995
5,734,444 Broadcast receiving apparatus that automatically records frequency watched programs 123 1995
5,903,314 Electrical program guide system and method 95 1996
5,808,694 Electronic program guide system and electronic program guide displaying method 153 1996
5,694,381 Information data reproducing system, reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, data forming apparatus, and data record medium 151 1996
6,005,562 Electronic program guide system using images of reduced size to identify respective programs 178 1996
6,147,714 Control apparatus and control method for displaying electronic program guide 157 1996
6,125,230 Magnetic tape recording and reproducing apparatus for video signal 90 1996
5,886,731 Video data receiving apparatus, video data transmitting apparatus, and broadcasting system 89 1996
6,389,593 Method of and apparatus for controlling transmission of information on programs 73 1996
5,862,292 Recording and reproducing device for digital signal including IC card 61 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 62 1997
6,279,157 Program data transmission checking method and apparatus 55 1998
6,751,800 Information processing apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium 38 1999
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (20)
4,466,017 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 95 1981
4,523,228 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 55 1983
5,003,384 Set-top interface transactions in an impulse pay per view television system 240 1988
4,890,321 Communications format for a subscription television system permitting transmission of individual text messages to subscribers 320 1988
4,987,486 Automatic interactive television terminal configuration 116 1988
4,991,011 Interactive television terminal with programmable background audio or video 288 1989
5,058,160 In-band controller 168 1990
5,239,540 Method and apparatus for transmitting, receiving and communicating digital data signals with corresponding program data signals which describe the digital data signals 248 1990
5,200,823 Virtual channels for a multiplexed analog component (MAC) television system 108 1991
5,247,364 Method and apparatus for tuning data channels in a subscription television system having in-band data transmissions 302 1991
5,301,028 Method and apparatus for displaying channel identification information 136 1991
5,477,262 Method and apparatus for providing an on-screen user interface for a subscription television terminal 295 1991
5,357,276 Method of providing video on demand with VCR like functions 694 1992
5,359,601 Apparatus providing dynamic virtual service selection in a multi-service communications system 120 1993
5,579,055 Electronic program guide and text channel data controller 248 1993
5,425,101 System and method for simultaneously authorizing multiple virtual channels 121 1993
5,485,221 Subscription television system and terminal for enabling simultaneous display of multiple services 278 1994
5,539,822 System and method for subscriber interactivity in a television system 332 1994
5,592,551 Method and apparatus for providing interactive electronic programming guide 723 1994
5,724,525 System and method for remotely selecting subscribers and controlling messages to subscribers in a cable television system 255 1995
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (19)
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 14 2002
 
INDEX SYSTEMS, INC. (13)
4,908,713 VCR Programmer 525 1988
5,523,794 Method and apparatus for portable storage and use of data transmitted by television signal 214 1993
5,488,409 Apparatus and method for tracking the playing of VCR programs 317 1993
5,692,214 System for unattended recording of video programs by remote control code transmitter module which receives user selections from a personal computer 207 1994
6,115,057 Apparatus and method for allowing rating level control of the viewing of a program 104 1997
6,154,203 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 59 1998
6,177,931 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 1274 1998
6,687,906 EPG with advertising inserts 60 1999
2001/0042,246 HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ITS OPERATION 42 1999
7,003,792 Smart agent based on habit, statistical inference and psycho-demographic profiling 174 1999
2002/0059,602 System and method for miniguide implementation 63 2001
7,266,833 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 34 2003
2005/0198,668 Home entertainment system and method of its operation 40 2004
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (12)
5,559,549 Television program delivery system 501 1993
5,600,364 Network controller for cable television delivery systems 748 1993
5,659,350 Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system 408 1993
5,682,195 Digital cable headend for cable television delivery system 289 1993
5,734,853 Set top terminal for cable television delivery systems 373 1993
5,600,573 Operations center with video storage for a television program packaging and delivery system 405 1994
6,738,978 Method and apparatus for targeted advertising 269 1996
6,539,548 Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system 145 1997
6,515,680 Set top terminal for television delivery system 180 1997
6,463,585 Targeted advertisement using television delivery systems 470 1998
6,181,335 Card for a set top terminal 156 1998
2005/0157,217 Remote control for menu driven subscriber access to television programming 64 2005
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (12)
4,821,211 Method of navigating among program menus using a graphical menu tree 145 1987
5,179,654 Help provision in a data processing system 72 1991
5,377,317 Method and apparatus for distinctively displaying windows on a computer display screen 120 1991
5,384,910 Method and apparatus for facilitating operator reconfiguration of a graphical user interface in a data processing system 194 1992
6,061,060 Display system with imbedded icons in a menu bar 45 1994
5,440,678 Method of and apparatus for creating a multi-media footnote 101 1994
5,734,893 Progressive content-based retrieval of image and video with adaptive and iterative refinement 135 1995
5,657,091 Video display controller, user interface and programming structure for such interface 52 1995
5,801,785 Method and system for processing two analog composite video signals 95 1996
5,666,498 Method, memory and apparatus for automatically resizing a window 72 1996
6,067,303 Method and apparatus for detecting and controlling data stream splicing in ATM networks 65 1997
6,047,317 System and method for enabling a user to rapidly access images in cyclically transmitted image streams 95 1997
 
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 129 1981
4,405,946 Television signal converting apparatus providing an on-screen tuning display 162 1982
4,510,623 Television channel lockout 194 1982
4,495,654 Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list 231 1983
4,566,034 Remote control transmitter arrangement for one or more television devices 205 1983
4,595,951 Teletext decoder using a common memory 136 1983
4,595,952 Teletext decoder having a register array for operating on pixel words 140 1983
4,641,205 Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus 305 1984
4,914,517 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage 166 1989
4,959,720 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability 256 1989
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (9)
4,937,863 Software licensing management system 351 1988
5,204,897 Management interface for license management system 536 1992
5,260,999 Filters in license management system 550 1992
5,652,615 Precision broadcast of composite programs including secondary program content such as advertisements 254 1995
5,819,156 PC/TV usage tracking and reporting device 157 1997
5,905,497 Automatic and seamless cursor and pointer integration 68 1997
6,202,212 System for changing modalities 71 1997
6,320,588 Audio/video storage and retrieval for multimedia workstations 65 1997
6,600,503 Integrated content guide for interactive selection of content and services on personal computer systems with multiple sources and multiple media presentation 66 2000
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (9)
4,635,121 Arrangement for the programmable control of a radio and/or television receiver 189 1983
4,701,794 Television receiver comprising a teletext decoding circuit and a page number memory 182 1985
4,712,105 Remote control hand apparatus for operating different modules 293 1985
* 5,047,867 Interface for a TV-VCR system 483 1989
5,223,924 System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with a T.V. program information database 569 1992
5,469,206 System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with electronic shopping information 247 1993
5,483,278 System and method for finding a movie of interest in a large movie database 352 1993
5,631,995 Video recorder having circuitry for causing the tuner therein to tune to the same received signal as the tuner in a television receiver connected to the video recorder 98 1994
6,160,570 Digital television system which selects images for display in a video sequence 169 1998
 
INTEL CORPORATION (8)
5,541,662 Content programmer control of video and data display using associated data 275 1994
5,724,521 Method and apparatus for providing electronic advertisements to end users in a consumer best-fit pricing manner 1197 1994
5,818,441 System and method for simulating two-way connectivity for one way data streams 447 1995
5,694,163 Method and apparatus for viewing of on-line information service chat data incorporated in a broadcast television program 399 1996
6,108,042 Method and system for configuring a display 107 1997
5,977,964 Method and apparatus for automatically configuring a system based on a user's monitored system interaction and preferred system access times 496 1998
6,008,802 Method and apparatus for automatically performing a function based on the reception of information corresponding to broadcast data 164 1998
6,600,364 Active interposer technology for high performance CMOS packaging application 33 1999
 
THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, INC. (8)
5,091,785 Picture-in-picture circuitry using field rate synchronization 73 1989
5,103,314 Color-coded system for selection of RF input terminals and associated scan lists 94 1990
5,161,023 Previous channel feature in a television receiver having multiple RF inputs 65 1990
5,253,067 Channel labeling apparatus for a television receiver wherein graphics and text labels may be selected from a preprogrammed list 74 1991
5,398,074 Programmable picture-outside-picture display 143 1994
5,557,338 Television receiver using received channel guide information and a secondary video signal processor for displaying secondary channel information 172 1995
5,682,206 Consumer interface for programming device 183 1995
5,867,226 Scheduler employing a predictive agent for use in a television receiver 260 1995
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (6)
5,382,983 Apparatus and method for total parental control of television use 253 1993
5,541,738 Electronic program guide 278 1994
5,619,247 Stored program pay-per-play 489 1995
5,559,550 Apparatus and methods for synchronizing a clock to a network clock 239 1995
6,239,794 Method and system for simultaneously displaying a television program and information about the program 179 1995
6,028,599 Database for use in method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 128 1996
 
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. (6)
5,155,806 Method and apparatus for displaying context sensitive help information on a display 207 1989
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5,524,195 Graphical user interface for interactive television with an animated agent 417 1994
5,708,478 Computer system for enabling radio listeners/television watchers to obtain advertising information 186 1996
5,903,816 Interactive television system and method for displaying web-like stills with hyperlinks 197 1996
5,929,850 Interactive television system and method having on-demand web-like navigational capabilities for displaying requested hyperlinked web-like still images associated with television content 355 1996
 
APPLE INC. (5)
4,931,783 Method and apparatus for removable menu window 202 1988
5,583,560 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the selective display of listing information on a display 469 1993
5,594,509 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple levels of information on a display 536 1993
5,621,456 Methods and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple program categories 450 1993
5,754,939 System for generation of user profiles for a system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects 1158 1995
 
AT&T CORP. (5)
5,373,288 Initializing terminals in a signal distribution system 74 1992
5,465,113 Programmable channel regulating cable television controller 182 1993
5,778,182 Usage management system 338 1995
6,178,446 Method and system for supporting interactive commercials displayed on a display device using a telephone network 111 1997
6,289,346 Apparatus and method for a bookmarking system 144 1998
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (5)
5,671,276 Method and apparatus for impulse purchasing of packaged information services 103 1995
5,781,226 Network virtual memory for a cable television settop terminal 131 1995
5,844,620 Method and apparatus for displaying an interactive television program guide 333 1995
5,917,830 Splicing compressed packetized digital video streams 377 1996
6,160,545 Multi-regional interactive program guide for television 89 1997
 
HITACHI, LTD. (5)
5,027,400 Multimedia bidirectional broadcast system 677 1989
5,214,622 Information display apparatus 60 1991
5,377,319 Help guidance method utilizing an animated picture 87 1993
5,818,439 Video viewing assisting method and a video playback system therefor 182 1996
6,285,713 Video coding/decoding system and video coder and video decoder used for the same system 38 2000
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (5)
5,148,154 Multi-dimensional user interface 428 1990
5,596,373 Method and apparatus for providing program oriented information in a multiple station broadcast system 283 1995
6,005,565 Integrated search of electronic program guide, internet and other information resources 398 1997
6,111,614 Method and apparatus for displaying an electronic menu having components with differing levels of transparency 90 1997
2002/0124,249 Targeted advertising during playback of stored content 136 2001
 
TVWORKS, LLC (5)
4,905,094 System for audio/video presentation 342 1988
5,119,188 Digital audio-video presentation display system 197 1990
5,195,092 Interactive multimedia presentation & communication system 380 1991
5,990,890 System for data entry and navigation in a user interface 138 1997
6,018,372 Electronic program guide with multiple day planner 169 1997
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (5)
5,247,347 PSTN architecture for video-on-demand services 849 1991
5,410,343 Video-on-demand services using public switched telephone network 569 1993
5,635,979 Dynamically programmable digital entertainment terminal using downloaded software to control broadband data operations 257 1994
5,600,366 Methods and apparatus for digital advertisement insertion in video programming 214 1995
5,666,293 Downloading operating system software through a broadcast channel 576 1995
 
AMAZON.COM, INC. (4)
5,727,163 Secure method for communicating credit card data when placing an order on a non-secure network 371 1995
5,715,399 Secure method and system for communicating a list of credit card numbers over a non-secure network 566 1995
5,960,411 Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network 1346 1997
6,064,980 System and methods for collaborative recommendations 519 1998
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (4)
6,477,705 Method and apparatus for transmitting, storing, and processing electronic program guide data for on-screen display 118 1996
6,341,195 Apparatus and methods for a television on-screen guide 121 1997
5,974,222 Apparatus and method using compressed codes for scheduling broadcast information recording 131 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 193 1997
 
GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION (4)
4,685,131 Program blocking method for use in direct broadcast satellite system 243 1985
4,862,268 Addressable cable television control system with video format data transmission 302 1985
5,155,591 Method and apparatus for providing demographically targeted television commercials 620 1989
5,260,778 Apparatus for selective distribution of messages over a communications network 432 1990
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (4)
5,495,295 Use of transmitter assigned phantom channel numbers for data services 40 1994
5,459,522 Method for acquisition and display of an on-screen program guide 92 1994
5,528,304 Picture-in-picture feedback for channel related features 208 1994
5,737,030 Electronic program guide device 77 1996
 
OPENTV, INC. (4)
5,537,141 Distance learning system providing individual television participation, audio responses and memory for every student 349 1994
5,848,352 Compact graphical interactive information system 192 1995
6,363,525 Method and apparatus for routing confidential information 74 1997
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PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (4)
5,648,813 Graphical-interactive-screen display apparatus and peripheral units 63 1994
6,035,304 System for storing and playing a multimedia application adding variety of services specific thereto 81 1997
6,262,721 Service supply apparatus for supplying a service of a broadcasting program with attribute information of the program 42 1997
6,486,920 Method and apparatus for producing program information and receiving apparatus for processing the program information 104 1998
 
Pioneer Electronic Corporation (4)
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5,323,234 Programmable CATV system and terminal unit therefor 138 1989
5,465,385 CATV system with an easy program reservation 225 1994
5,416,508 CATV system with transmission of program schedules, linked program broadcasts, and permissive ordering periods 224 1994
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (4)
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TIVO INC. (4)
5,872,588 Method and apparatus for monitoring audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 377 1995
5,757,417 Method and apparatus for screening audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 136 1997
6,757,906 Television viewer interface system 228 2000
2001/0049,820 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership 71 2000
 
XEROX CORPORATION (4)
4,899,136 Data processor having a user interface display with metaphoric objects 302 1986
5,008,853 Representation of collaborative multi-user activities relative to shared structured data objects in a networked workstation environment 756 1987
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ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (3)
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APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (3)
4,622,545 Method and apparatus for image compression and manipulation 155 1982
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5,559,942 Method and apparatus for providing a note for an application program 252 1993
 
COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (3)
5,798,785 Terminal for suggesting programs offered on a television program delivery system 557 1993
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MEDIATEK INC. (3)
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PINPOINT INCORPORATED (3)
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6,020,883 System and method for scheduling broadcast of and access to video programs and other data using customer profiles 382 1998
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
4,998,171 Automatic shift circuit for a sub-picture screen for picture-in-picture feature 48 1989
5,815,671 Method and apparatus for encoding and storing audio/video information for subsequent predetermined retrieval 167 1996
6,411,308 Television graphical user interface having variable channel control bars 48 1996
 
Zenith Electronics Corporation (3)
4,388,645 Teletext communication system with timed multipage local memory 169 1981
4,393,376 Teletext interface for digital storage medium having synthetic video generator 129 1981
4,456,925 Television/telephone system with automatic dialing 256 1982
 
ACTV, INC. (2)
4,847,700 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays from transmitted television signals 270 1987
RE34340 Closed circuit television system having seamless interactive television programming and expandable user participation 157 1992
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (2)
5,532,735 Method of advertisement selection for interactive service 238 1994
5,819,284 Personalized real time information display as a portion of a screen saver 331 1995
 
CALOF, LAWRENCE, AGENT FOR NOLAN K. BUSHNELL (2)
4,573,072 Method for expanding interactive CATV displayable choices for a given channel capacity 378 1984
4,602,279 Method for providing targeted profile interactive CATV displays 518 1984
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
5,126,851 Video system using two different kinds of recording media 135 1990
5,627,940 Method and apparatus for interactive document preparation using a natural language 76 1995
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
5,461,415 Look-ahead scheduling to support video-on-demand applications 231 1994
6,312,336 Electronic game guide system 126 1999
 
DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,907,366 Vertical blanking insertion device 71 1996
5,892,535 Flexible, configurable, hierarchical system for distributing programming 250 1996
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (2)
6,005,597 Method and apparatus for program selection 350 1997
6,446,261 Set top device for targeted electronic insertion of indicia into video 355 1999
 
ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C. (2)
5,602,597 Video receiver display of video overlaying menu 77 1995
5,606,374 Video receiver display of menu overlaying video 152 1995
 
GATEWAY, INC. (2)
5,650,831 Adjustable power remote control drive 241 1995
5,675,390 Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display 311 1995
 
GOOGLE INC. (2)
5,696,905 System and method for providing merchant information and establishing links to merchants while presenting a movie 123 1995
5,793,964 Web browser system 269 1995
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
4,930,158 Selective video playing system 364 1988
4,930,160 Automatic censorship of video programs 299 1988
 
HBAC MATCHMAKER MEDIA INC. (2)
5,774,170 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers 587 1994
6,002,393 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers using direct commands 297 1995
 
HITACHI AMERICA, LTD. (2)
5,617,565 Broadcast interactive multimedia system 396 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 75 1998
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (2)
5,635,989 Method and apparatus for sorting and searching a television program guide 361 1996
5,694,176 Method and apparatus for generating television program guides with category selection overlay 192 1996
 
INVIDI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
5,515,098 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 423 1994
5,661,516 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 349 1996
 
JUNO ONLINE SERVICES, INC. (2)
5,848,397 Method and apparatus for scheduling the presentation of messages to computer users 581 1996
6,014,502 Electronic mail system with advertising 168 1997
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
5,170,388 Image/audio information recording/reproduction apparatus with built-in semiconductor memory 60 1990
5,867,227 Television receiver 68 1996
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
5,699,125 Electronic television program guide for a television system having two tuners 107 1995
5,917,481 Electronic television program guide with selective updating 129 1997
 
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 71 1989
5,367,316 Remote-control apparatus for electronics apparatus 115 1994
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (2)
4,694,490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 603 1981
4,704,725 Signal processing apparatus and methods 344 1986
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLISHING, INC. (2)
6,418,556 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 151 1993
5,635,978 Electronic television program guide channel system and method 298 1994
 
NEWS VILLAGE L.L.C. (2)
5,918,014 Automated collaborative filtering in world wide web advertising 697 1996
5,790,426 Automated collaborative filtering system 295 1997
 
North American Philips Corporation (2)
5,233,423 Embedded commericals within a television receiver using an integrated electronic billboard 224 1990
5,432,561 System for automatically activating picture-in-picture when an auxiliary signal is detected 135 1994
 
PEAC Media Research, Inc. (2)
4,857,999 Video monitoring system 251 1988
5,374,951 Method and system for monitoring television viewing 264 1993
 
PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. (2)
5,233,654 Signal processing apparatus and methods 357 1992
5,335,277 Signal processing appparatus and methods 491 1993
 
PREVUE NETWORKS, INC. (2)
6,209,129 Passive television program guide system with local information 51 1998
2004/0194,138 Program guide system with targeted advertisements based on function buttons and non-programming options 86 2004
 
PRIME RESEARCH ALLIANCE E., INC., A CORPORATION OF BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (2)
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2005/0283,796 Method and system for addressable and program independent advertising during recorded programs 77 2005
 
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4,750,036 Interactive television and data transmission system 263 1986
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SHIELDIP, INC. (2)
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 5 2003
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SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION, THE (2)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 636 1985
5,038,211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 634 1989
 
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT & LICENSING, LLC (2)
5,068,734 Apparatus for controlling a television receiver 99 1989
5,045,947 Television receiver having memory control for tune-by-label feature 175 1990
 
TECHNOLOGY RIGHTS LICENSING COMPANY, LLC (2)
5,099,319 Video information delivery method and apparatus 252 1989
5,283,639 Multiple media delivery network method and apparatus 390 1991
 
TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
4,748,618 Telecommunications interface 170 1986
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5,602,582 Method and system for processing a request based on indexed digital video data 129 1994
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U S WEST TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5,602,596 Method for navigating a complex multimedia structure at an interactive user station 98 1994
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VTRAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
4,890,320 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 240 1988
4,995,078 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 288 1989
 
1ST TELEPHONY LLC (1)
5,325,423 Interactive multimedia communication system 239 1992
 
3M COMPANY (1)
5,689,666 Method for handling obscured items on computer displays 94 1996
 
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6,622,306 Internet television apparatus 53 1999
 
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4,772,882 Cursor controller user interface system 150 1986
 
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6,049,824 System and method for modifying an information signal in a telecommunications system 42 1997
 
Adexpress Company (1)
5,216,515 Addressable video feed system 104 1991
 
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (1)
4,996,642 System and method for recommending items 421 1989
 
ALCATEL BELL-SDT S.A. (1)
4,413,281 Method for simultaneous teletext and analog signal transmission 140 1981
 
ALCATEL N.V. (1)
5,717,452 Interactive control system for multiservice installations including a television program distribution server and a PABX 153 1994
 
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5,121,476 TV data capture device 154 1991
 
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5,410,367 Television program scheduler for providing an indication to a user that a television program is about to start 82 1994
 
ARACHNID, INC. (1)
6,191,780 Customizable multimedia segment structures 85 1998
 
ARRIS Group (1)
5,805,804 Method and apparatus for scalable, high bandwidth storage retrieval and transportation of multimedia data on a network 494 1997
 
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5,640,577 Data processing system with automated at least partial forms completion 335 1995
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
5,206,722 Remote channel switching for video on demand service 154 1990
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
5,818,438 System and method for providing television services 257 1995
 
AUDIOHIGHWAY.COM (1)
5,572,442 System for distributing subscription and on-demand audio programming 376 1994
 
AVAYA TECHNOLOGY CORP. (1)
4,785,408 Method and apparatus for generating computer-controlled interactive voice services 305 1985
 
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,392,710 Graphical user interface for field-based definition of special effects in a video editing system 57 1998
 
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 106 1996
 
Beam Laser Systems, Inc. (1)
4,814,883 Multiple input/output video switch for commerical insertion system 117 1988
 
BORESHIRE FUND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,675,752 Interactive applications generator for an interactive presentation environment 327 1994
 
BORLAND SOFTWARE CORPORATION (1)
5,640,501 Development system and methods for visually creating goal oriented electronic form applications having decision trees 118 1993
 
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (1)
4,329,684 Apparatus using a light sensing system for sensing time modulated information from a light emitting device 264 1980
 
BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING LIMITED (1)
2002/0042,918 Receivers for television signals 44 2001
 
CABLE SERVICE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,424,770 Method and apparatus for automatic insertion of a television signal from a remote source 209 1994
 
Cablovision Alma Inc. (1)
4,635,109 Method and device for remotely identifying TV receivers displaying a given channel by means of an identification signal 32 1984
 
CADTRAK CORPORATION (1)
4,812,834 Graphics display system with arbitrary overlapping viewports 90 1985
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
6,173,271 Television advertising automated billing system 80 1997
 
CHAT TV, LLC, A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF INTERACTIVE BROADCAST SERVICES (1)
5,828,839 Computer network chat room based on channel broadcast in real time 293 1996
 
CHICAGO VENTURES, INC. OF LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (1)
5,410,326 Programmable remote control device for interacting with a plurality of remotely controlled devices 786 1992
 
CILSTAR RESEARCH LLC (1)
5,311,423 Schedule management method 190 1991
 
Codart, Inc. (1)
4,598,288 Apparatus for controlling the reception of transmitted programs 284 1983
 
COGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,029,045 System and method for inserting local content into programming content 471 1997
 
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 447 1996
 
COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART (1)
5,774,534 Context-based transactions using broadcast advertising 156 1997
 
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1)
4,425,581 System for overlaying a computer generated video signal on an NTSC video signal 221 1981
 
CUSTOMPLAY LLC (1)
5,610,653 Method and system for automatically tracking a zoomed video image 402 1995
 
Depromax Limited (1)
5,485,219 Electric service to record transmissions without recording commercials 138 1994
 
DEUTSCHE THOMSON-BRANDT GMBH (1)
4,864,429 System for providing transmitter-controlled actuation of equipment at the receiving end of a communications system 44 1987
 
DIGITAL CHOICE OF TEXAS, L.L.C., A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,172,111 Stored media screening device 245 1989
 
ECHOSTAR ENGINEERING CORPORATION (1)
5,790,202 Integration of off-air and satellite TV tuners in a direct broadcast system 149 1996
 
EGuide, Inc. (1)
2002/0073,424 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 107 2002
 
ELLIOT CAPITAL LLC (1)
5,664,111 Computerized, multimedia, network, real time, interactive marketing and transactional system 262 1994
 
ENRIVONMENTAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,557,721 Method and apparatus for display screens and coupons 218 1993
 
ENTRYPOINT, INC. (1)
5,740,549 Information and advertising distribution system and method 1412 1995
 
EON CORPORATION (1)
5,663,757 Software controlled multi-mode interactive TV systems 198 1991
 
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5,819,019 System/method for recovering network resources in a distributed environment, via registered callbacks 170 1995
 
EXAFLOP LLC (1)
6,172,677 Integrated content guide for interactive selection of content and services on personal computer systems with multiple sources and multiple media presentation 211 1996
 
FIRSTPOINT CONTACT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
5,479,497 Automatic call distributor with programmable window display system and method 134 1994
 
GATEWAY 2000, INC. (1)
5,283,819 Computing and multimedia entertainment system 460 1991
 
GOLDFARB, ADOLPH (1)
6,388,714 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 304 1997
 
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 64 1994
 
GREENBURG, BURTON L. (1)
4,547,804 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of commercial broadcast programs 433 1983
 
H-Renee, Incorporated (1)
4,992,940 System and method for automated selection of equipment for purchase through input of user desired specifications 1213 1989
 
HASHIMOTO CORPORATION (1)
4,745,549 Method of and apparatus for optimal scheduling of television programming to maximize customer satisfaction 188 1986
 
HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
5,936,679 Television receiver having multiple communication capabilities 64 1996
 
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. (1)
6,025,886 Scene-change-point detecting method and moving-picture editing/displaying method 53 1997
 
Hybond, Inc. (1)
4,884,223 Dynamic force measurement system 100 1988
 
IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
5,359,367 Personal computer with broadcast receiver on expansion board controlled by computer microprocessor 201 1992
 
INCPT ACQUISITION LLC (1)
5,999,912 Dynamic advertising scheduling, display, and tracking 265 1997
 
INFORMATION BROADCASTING LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
6,546,556 Video clip identification system unusable for commercial cutting 78 1998
 
INFORMATION RESOURCES, INC. (1)
4,331,974 Cable television with controlled signal substitution 291 1980
 
INTELETEXT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,412,720 Interactive home information system 322 1992
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES VIDEO PREFERENCES 3 LLC (1)
5,410,344 Apparatus and method of selecting video programs based on viewers' preferences 554 1993
 
INTERACITIVE CHANNEL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5,014,125 Television system for the interactive distribution of selectable video presentations 558 1989
 
International Dynamics Corporation (1)
6,186,443 Airborne vehicle having deployable wing and control surface 45 1999
 
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 165 1996
 
IRDETO ACCESS, INC. (1)
5,793,438 Electronic program guide with enhanced presentation 228 1996
 
ISURTTV (1)
6,421,067 Electronic programming guide 176 2000
 
ITI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,914,732 Electronic key with interactive graphic user interface 157 1989
 
ITVTRAX, LLC (1)
6,286,140 System and method for measuring and storing information pertaining to television viewer or user behavior 169 1997
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
4,963,994 VCR programmer 410 1990
 
K.K. VIDEO RESEARCH (1)
5,162,905 Automatic commercial message recognition and monitoring device 43 1991
 
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORP (1)
4,754,326 Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems 358 1983
 
KINGLITE HOLDINGS INC. (1)
5,929,849 Integration of dynamic universal resource locators with television presentations 480 1996
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
6,405,371 Navigating through television programs 114 1998
 
L'ETAT FRANCAIS, REPRESENTE PAR SECRETAIRE D'ETAT POSTES ET TELECOMMUNICATIONS (CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES DES TELECOMMUNICATION) (1)
4,337,483 Text video-transmission system provided with means for controlling access to the information 249 1980
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
5,570,295 System and method of capturing encoded data transmitted over a communications network in a video system 301 1994
 
MessagePhone, Inc. (1)
5,661,517 Interactive intelligent video information system 166 1996
 
Messager Partners (1)
5,838,314 Digital video services system with optional interactive advertisement capabilities 305 1996
 
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,945,988 Method and apparatus for automatically determining and dynamically updating user preferences in an entertainment system 416 1997
 
MICROWAVE FILTER COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,093,921 Initialization technique and apparatus for set top converters 167 1989
 
MIH TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS BV (1)
5,801,747 Method and apparatus for creating a television viewer profile 402 1996
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (1)
6,574,424 Method and apparatus for a randomizer for DVD video 47 1999
 
MOONBEAM L.L.C. (1)
5,245,420 CATV pay per view interdiction system 87 1990
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
5,062,060 Computer human interface comprising user-adjustable window for displaying or printing information 177 1989
 
MULTIMEDIA ADVENTURES (1)
6,014,137 Electronic kiosk authoring system 170 1997
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
6,253,203 Privacy-enhanced database 327 1998
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLICATIONS INC. (1)
6,016,141 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 154 1997
 
New Product Development, Inc. (1)
6,075,551 Video promotion system with flexible local insertion capabilities 139 1997
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4,429,385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 379 1981
 
NIELSEN HOLDINGS N.V. (1)
5,574,962 Method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program including a sound signal 249 1994
 
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. (1)
4,677,466 Broadcast program identification method and apparatus 492 1985
 
NOBELTECH SYSTEMS AB (1)
4,477,830 Picture display arrangement 144 1982
 
NOKIA UNTERHALTUNGSELEKTRONIK (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH (1)
5,231,493 Video receiver with permanent electronic program journal 203 1990
 
NOVELL, INC. (1)
4,555,775 Dynamic generation and overlaying of graphic windows for multiple active program storage areas 290 1982
 
NOVOZYMES A/S (1)
6,660,503 Modification of polysaccharides by means of a phenol oxidizing enzyme 32 2001
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4,908,707 Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions 358 1988
 
ODS Technologies, L.P. (1)
5,830,068 Interactive wagering systems and processes 241 1995
 
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 90 1997
 
OPTON CO., LTD. (1)
5,319,445 Hidden change distribution grating and use in 3D moire measurement sensors and CMM applications 95 1992
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA (1)
5,659,366 Notification system for television receivers 152 1995
 
PARENTAL GUIDE COMPANY, L.L.C. (1)
4,888,796 Program material screening device 202 1987
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4,605,964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 349 1983
 
PATRICE D. GUYOT (1)
6,119,098 System and method for targeting and distributing advertisements over a distributed network 315 1997
 
PATTISELANNO, ALLEN (1)
4,894,789 TV data capture device 326 1988
 
PEERS, JOHN (1)
4,689,022 System for control of a video storage means by a programmed processor 225 1984
 
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 175 1993
 
PREMIER RETAIL NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5,761,601 Video distribution of advertisements to businesses 243 1995
 
PROSERV OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,257,268 Pressure biased shuttle valve 44 2000
 
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
5,774,887 Customer service electronic form generating system 86 1992
 
RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
5,582,364 Flyable folding fin 41 1991
 
RCA Corporation (1)
4,587,520 Cursor controlled page selection in a video display 127 1983
 
Readtronics (1)
4,937,821 Pipeline information delivery system 163 1987
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
5,842,199 System, method and article of manufacture for using receiver operating curves to evaluate predictive utility 171 1996
 
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 222 1989
 
RESPONSE REWARD SYSTEMS L.C. (1)
4,520,404 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 243 1982
 
RESPONSE REWARDS SYSTEMS, L.C. (1)
5,227,874 Method for measuring the effectiveness of stimuli on decisions of shoppers 683 1991
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4,488,179 Television viewing center system 488 1981
 
ROCKSTAR CONSORTIUM US LP (1)
6,098,065 Associative search engine 226 1997
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
4,496,976 Reduced memory graphics-to-raster scan converter 194 1982
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
2001/0001,160 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 153 2000
 
RPX CORPORATION (1)
5,802,284 System and method using cover bundles to provide immediate feedback to a user in an interactive television environment 129 1995
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 19 LLC (1)
5,534,911 Virtual personal channel in a television system 413 1994
 
Samsung Co., Ltd. (1)
5,325,183 OSD circuit for displaying advertising picture data 74 1992
 
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 111 1989
 
SARNOFF CORPORATION (1)
5,940,572 Integrated television and video cassette recorder system 86 1996
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
5,387,945 Video multiplexing system for superimposition of scalable video streams upon a background video data stream 53 1994
 
SILICON VALLEY BANK (1)
5,768,528 Client-server system for delivery of online information 516 1996
 
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5,347,167 Power controller using keyboard and computer interface 92 1992
 
SOUNDVIEW TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (1)
4,554,584 Video and audio blanking system 185 1983
 
SOVERAIN SOFTWARE LLC (1)
5,715,314 Network sales system 1220 1994
 
Star Sight (1)
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 267 1999
 
SYBASE, INC. (1)
5,754,771 Maximum receive capacity specifying query processing client/server system replying up to the capacity and sending the remainder upon subsequent request 161 1996
 
Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radio Recepteurs et Televiseurs (SCART) (1)
4,337,480 Dynamic audio-video interconnection system 212 1980
 
TATA AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,357,042 Method and apparatus for multiplexing separately-authored metadata for insertion into a video data stream 282 1999
 
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5,629,733 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with display and search of program listings by title 375 1994
 
TECHNOLOGY LICENSING CORPORATION (1)
5,072,412 User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing display system objects 496 1987
 
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 163 1990
 
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4,873,623 Process control interface with simultaneously displayed three level dynamic menu 157 1987
 
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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
4,935,865 Computer controlled electropolishing system 87 1988
 
THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SALES GMBH (1)
5,650,826 Method for decoding image/sound data contained inteletext data of a digital television signal 87 1995
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
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5,850,218 Inter-active program guide with default selection control 776 1997
 
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 170 1995
 
TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERSHIP, L.P., D/B/A TIME WARNER CABLE, A DE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
5,920,700 System for managing the addition/deletion of media assets within a network based on usage and media asset metadata 242 1996
 
TITAN CORPORATION, THE (1)
4,908,859 Receiver access interface to service components in television channel 135 1988
 
TOCOM, INC. (1)
4,536,791 Addressable cable television control system with video format data transmission 375 1984
 
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TV GUIDE ON SCREEN (1)
5,253,066 TV recording and viewing control system 612 1991
 
TV GUIDE ONLINE, LLC (1)
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4,531,020 Multi-layer encryption system for the broadcast of encrypted information 292 1982
 
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5,404,393 Method and apparatus for interactive television through use of menu windows 335 1992
 
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,710,815 Encoder apparatus and decoder apparatus for a television signal having embedded viewer access control data 115 1995
 
WALKER ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
6,381,582 Method and system for processing payments for remotely purchased goods 90 1997
 
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
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Westinghouse Electric Corp. (1)
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4,496,171 Media guide 149 1982
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4,787,063 Acquisition and transmission system for a recorder and a computer center 259 1985
4,750,213 Method and system for editing unwanted program material from broadcast signals 217 1986
4,847,604 Method and apparatus for identifying features of an image on a video display 160 1987
5,236,199 Interactive media system and telecomputing method using telephone keypad signalling 181 1991
5,367,330 Pay-per-view television delivery system 174 1991
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5,805,167 Popup menus with directional gestures 256 1996
6,311,877 Container structure containing water, beverage or the like therein 31 2000
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (3)
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7,970,722 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 2 2009
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STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (2)
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COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
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SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
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WEBTUNER CORPORATION (1)
8,875,196 System for network and local content access 0 2006
 
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8,918,807 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2014
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