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, OK37

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Backer, George Littleton, CO 11 677
Bennington, Gerald E Boulder, CO 9 274
Cooper, Bill Littleton, CO 12 679
Davis, Bruce Tualatin, OR 52 5448
Green, Shawn Littleton, CO 12 677
Morris, Michael Downington, PA 67 1640
Rogers, Rosetta Parker, CO 10 640
Spell, David San Diego, CA 4 173

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5,717,452 Interactive control system for multiservice installations including a television program distribution server and a PABX 188 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 158 1995
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
5,699,125 Electronic television program guide for a television system having two tuners 127 1995
5,917,481 Electronic television program guide with selective updating 149 1997
 
ENTRYPOINT, INC. (1)
5,740,549 Information and advertising distribution system and method 1534 1995
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4,605,964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 394 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 91 1989
5,367,316 Remote-control apparatus for electronics apparatus 128 1994
 
1ST TELEPHONY LLC (1)
5,325,423 Interactive multimedia communication system 259 1992
 
COGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,029,045 System and method for inserting local content into programming content 528 1997
 
Samsung Co., Ltd. (1)
5,325,183 OSD circuit for displaying advertising picture data 90 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 131 1996
 
Hybond, Inc. (1)
4,884,223 Dynamic force measurement system 111 1988
 
SONY CORPORATION (27)
4,288,809 Television receiver apparatus for selectively displaying a video picture or alphanumeric data information 214 1980
4,620,229 Picture display device 207 1985
4,691,351 Television signal receiving apparatus 254 1985
4,821,102 Video display system with selective display of operating conditions 207 1987
4,882,732 Method and apparatus for recording and/or reproducing digital data 106 1987
5,237,417 Apparatus for displaying television receiver operational parameters in a separate area of the screen 176 1991
5,212,553 Television receiver with selective menu display 191 1991
5,323,240 Television receiver that automatically keeps track of favorite channels to facilitate tuning 209 1993
5,434,626 Display apparatus displaying operation menu 110 1994
5,761,372 Recording reservation central control system for one or more VTR's 84 1994
5,452,012 Image display apparatus 83 1994
5,585,865 Television broadcast receiver which selects programs by genre and past viewing habits 304 1995
5,754,258 Program switching device and method 70 1995
5,734,444 Broadcast receiving apparatus that automatically records frequency watched programs 145 1995
5,903,314 Electrical program guide system and method 118 1996
5,808,694 Electronic program guide system and electronic program guide displaying method 180 1996
5,694,381 Information data reproducing system, reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, data forming apparatus, and data record medium 174 1996
6,005,562 Electronic program guide system using images of reduced size to identify respective programs 209 1996
6,147,714 Control apparatus and control method for displaying electronic program guide 202 1996
6,125,230 Magnetic tape recording and reproducing apparatus for video signal 118 1996
5,886,731 Video data receiving apparatus, video data transmitting apparatus, and broadcasting system 112 1996
6,389,593 Method of and apparatus for controlling transmission of information on programs 94 1996
5,862,292 Recording and reproducing device for digital signal including IC card 78 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 79 1997
6,111,614 Method and apparatus for displaying an electronic menu having components with differing levels of transparency 116 1997
6,279,157 Program data transmission checking method and apparatus 73 1998
6,751,800 Information processing apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium 50 1999
 
MEDIATEK INC. (3)
5,481,296 Apparatus and method for selectively viewing video information 389 1993
5,737,028 Previous channel listing with cursor controlled user interface for television video displays 169 1995
6,011,546 Programming structure for user interfaces 149 1997
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
4,998,171 Automatic shift circuit for a sub-picture screen for picture-in-picture feature 58 1989
5,815,671 Method and apparatus for encoding and storing audio/video information for subsequent predetermined retrieval 200 1996
6,411,308 Television graphical user interface having variable channel control bars 57 1996
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (4)
5,148,154 Multi-dimensional user interface 499 1990
5,596,373 Method and apparatus for providing program oriented information in a multiple station broadcast system 327 1995
6,005,565 Integrated search of electronic program guide, internet and other information resources 441 1997
2002/0124,249 Targeted advertising during playback of stored content 167 2001
 
HBAC MATCHMAKER MEDIA INC. (2)
5,774,170 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers 660 1994
6,002,393 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers using direct commands 343 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 497 1996
 
WILKINS, JEFFREY (1)
5,446,919 Communication system and method with demographically or psychographically defined audiences 708 1991
 
ARRIS Group (1)
5,805,804 Method and apparatus for scalable, high bandwidth storage retrieval and transportation of multimedia data on a network 541 1997
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4,908,707 Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions 408 1988
 
NOKIA UNTERHALTUNGSELEKTRONIK (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH (1)
5,231,493 Video receiver with permanent electronic program journal 232 1990
 
PEAC Media Research, Inc. (2)
4,857,999 Video monitoring system 284 1988
5,374,951 Method and system for monitoring television viewing 302 1993
 
Imagination Technologies Limited (1)
5,359,367 Personal computer with broadcast receiver on expansion board controlled by computer microprocessor 224 1992
 
OPTON CO., LTD. (1)
5,319,445 Hidden change distribution grating and use in 3D moire measurement sensors and CMM applications 118 1992
 
ALLEN PATTISELANNO (1)
5,121,476 TV data capture device 183 1991
 
INCPT ACQUISITION LLC (1)
5,999,912 Dynamic advertising scheduling, display, and tracking 291 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 197 1996
 
MessagePhone, Inc. (1)
5,661,517 Interactive intelligent video information system 193 1996
 
Messager Partners (1)
5,838,314 Digital video services system with optional interactive advertisement capabilities 342 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 197 1995
 
ESPIAL, INC. (1)
5,819,019 System/method for recovering network resources in a distributed environment, via registered callbacks 198 1995
 
CADTRAK CORPORATION (1)
4,812,834 Graphics display system with arbitrary overlapping viewports 101 1985
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (4)
5,648,813 Graphical-interactive-screen display apparatus and peripheral units 86 1994
6,035,304 System for storing and playing a multimedia application adding variety of services specific thereto 96 1997
6,262,721 Service supply apparatus for supplying a service of a broadcasting program with attribute information of the program 60 1997
6,486,920 Method and apparatus for producing program information and receiving apparatus for processing the program information 118 1998
 
YAHOO! INC. (1)
6,298,482 System for two-way digital multimedia broadcast and interactive services 252 1997
 
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION (1)
4,775,935 Video merchandising system with variable and adoptive product sequence presentation order 519 1986
 
NEWS VILLAGE L.L.C. (2)
5,918,014 Automated collaborative filtering in world wide web advertising 752 1996
5,790,426 Automated collaborative filtering system 321 1997
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
6,253,203 Privacy-enhanced database 362 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 239 1989
 
Depromax Limited (1)
5,485,219 Electric service to record transmissions without recording commercials 165 1994
 
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,064,980 System and methods for collaborative recommendations 559 1998
 
KINGLITE HOLDINGS INC. (1)
5,929,849 Integration of dynamic universal resource locators with television presentations 541 1996
 
CustomPlay LLC (1)
5,610,653 Method and system for automatically tracking a zoomed video image 443 1995
 
AMAZON.COM, INC. (3)
5,727,163 Secure method for communicating credit card data when placing an order on a non-secure network 390 1995
5,715,399 Secure method and system for communicating a list of credit card numbers over a non-secure network 597 1995
5,960,411 Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network 1419 1997
 
ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (3)
5,220,420 Interactive home information system for distributing compressed television programming 350 1991
5,526,034 Interactive home information system with signal assignment 219 1993
* 5,485,197 Carousel display 398 1994
 
Sophisticated Circuits, Inc. (1)
5,347,167 Power controller using keyboard and computer interface 102 1992
 
MICROWAVE FILTER COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,093,921 Initialization technique and apparatus for set top converters 182 1989
 
Zing Systems, L.P. (1)
5,343,239 Transaction based interactive television system 442 1991
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
4,496,976 Reduced memory graphics-to-raster scan converter 211 1982
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (2)
4,466,017 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 109 1981
4,523,228 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 69 1983
 
IP SOFTWARE AUTHENTICATION SERVICES LLC (2)
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 6 2003
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 6 2003
 
NEW PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT, INC. (1)
6,075,551 Video promotion system with flexible local insertion capabilities 163 1997
 
AIR FORCE, UNITED STATES (1)
4,935,865 Computer controlled electropolishing system 96 1988
 
GATEWAY 2000, INC. (1)
5,283,819 Computing and multimedia entertainment system 490 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 54 1987
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4,429,385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 414 1981
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLISHING, INC. (2)
6,418,556 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 184 1993
5,635,978 Electronic television program guide channel system and method 341 1994
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLICATIONS INC. (1)
6,016,141 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 186 1997
 
Arachnid, Inc. (1)
6,191,780 Customizable multimedia segment structures 102 1998
 
Gateway, Inc. (2)
5,650,831 Adjustable power remote control drive 262 1995
5,675,390 Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display 341 1995
 
Adexpress Company (1)
5,216,515 Addressable video feed system 119 1991
 
SOVERAIN SOFTWARE LLC (1)
5,715,314 Network sales system 1269 1994
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (4)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 25 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 25 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 25 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 25 2002
 
TIAN SOFTWARE INC. (1)
5,636,346 Method and system for selectively targeting advertisements and programming 569 1994
 
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. (1)
6,025,886 Scene-change-point detecting method and moving-picture editing/displaying method 69 1997
 
TELEDIFFUSION DE FRANCE S.A. (1)
5,235,415 Device for the intelligible consultation of data relating to the fees programs of a subscription television and/or radio service 182 1990
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA (1)
5,659,366 Notification system for television receivers 174 1995
 
COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART (1)
5,774,534 Context-based transactions using broadcast advertising 195 1997
 
TECHNOLOGY LICENSING CORPORATION (1)
5,072,412 User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing display system objects 517 1987
 
TIVO INC. (4)
5,872,588 Method and apparatus for monitoring audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 439 1995
5,757,417 Method and apparatus for screening audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 156 1997
6,757,906 Television viewer interface system 257 2000
2001/0049,820 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership 91 2000
 
U.S. Computer Systems (1)
4,768,228 Data acquisition device 166 1987
 
HITACHI, LTD. (5)
5,027,400 Multimedia bidirectional broadcast system 730 1989
5,214,622 Information display apparatus 72 1991
5,377,319 Help guidance method utilizing an animated picture 97 1993
5,818,439 Video viewing assisting method and a video playback system therefor 211 1996
6,285,713 Video coding/decoding system and video coder and video decoder used for the same system 47 2000
 
INVIDI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
5,515,098 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 467 1994
5,661,516 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 392 1996
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (2)
4,694,490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 668 1981
4,704,725 Signal processing apparatus and methods 382 1986
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
5,818,438 System and method for providing television services 296 1995
 
APPLE INC. (5)
4,931,783 Method and apparatus for removable menu window 216 1988
5,583,560 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the selective display of listing information on a display 529 1993
5,594,509 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple levels of information on a display 608 1993
5,621,456 Methods and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple program categories 514 1993
5,754,939 System for generation of user profiles for a system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects 1251 1995
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (5)
5,671,276 Method and apparatus for impulse purchasing of packaged information services 121 1995
5,781,226 Network virtual memory for a cable television settop terminal 160 1995
5,844,620 Method and apparatus for displaying an interactive television program guide 379 1995
5,917,830 Splicing compressed packetized digital video streams 408 1996
6,160,545 Multi-regional interactive program guide for television 109 1997
 
K.K. VIDEO RESEARCH (1)
5,162,905 Automatic commercial message recognition and monitoring device 54 1991
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (3)
4,622,545 Method and apparatus for image compression and manipulation 167 1982
RE32632 Display system 157 1985
5,559,942 Method and apparatus for providing a note for an application program 267 1993
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (2)
6,005,597 Method and apparatus for program selection 393 1997
6,446,261 Set top device for targeted electronic insertion of indicia into video 398 1999
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
5,170,388 Image/audio information recording/reproduction apparatus with built-in semiconductor memory 77 1990
5,867,227 Television receiver 91 1996
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (2)
5,974,222 Apparatus and method using compressed codes for scheduling broadcast information recording 164 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 236 1997
 
TENCOR INSTRUMENTS (1)
4,873,623 Process control interface with simultaneously displayed three level dynamic menu 180 1987
 
RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
5,582,364 Flyable folding fin 49 1991
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (12)
4,821,211 Method of navigating among program menus using a graphical menu tree 157 1987
5,179,654 Help provision in a data processing system 85 1991
5,377,317 Method and apparatus for distinctively displaying windows on a computer display screen 138 1991
5,384,910 Method and apparatus for facilitating operator reconfiguration of a graphical user interface in a data processing system 205 1992
6,061,060 Display system with imbedded icons in a menu bar 58 1994
5,440,678 Method of and apparatus for creating a multi-media footnote 123 1994
5,734,893 Progressive content-based retrieval of image and video with adaptive and iterative refinement 163 1995
5,657,091 Video display controller, user interface and programming structure for such interface 69 1995
5,801,785 Method and system for processing two analog composite video signals 116 1996
5,666,498 Method, memory and apparatus for automatically resizing a window 88 1996
6,067,303 Method and apparatus for detecting and controlling data stream splicing in ATM networks 73 1997
6,047,317 System and method for enabling a user to rapidly access images in cyclically transmitted image streams 106 1997
 
ODS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P. (1)
5,830,068 Interactive wagering systems and processes 285 1995
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (2)
5,532,735 Method of advertisement selection for interactive service 260 1994
5,819,284 Personalized real time information display as a portion of a screen saver 391 1995
 
TVWORKS, LLC (5)
4,905,094 System for audio/video presentation 361 1988
5,119,188 Digital audio-video presentation display system 225 1990
5,195,092 Interactive multimedia presentation & communication system 412 1991
5,990,890 System for data entry and navigation in a user interface 162 1997
6,018,372 Electronic program guide with multiple day planner 192 1997
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO, INC. (8)
5,781,246 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 317 1994
5,666,645 Data management and distribution system and method for an electronic television program guide 357 1995
5,585,866 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method including virtual channels 488 1995
5,589,892 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 877 1995
5,652,613 Intelligent electronic program guide memory management system and method 220 1995
5,760,821 Electronic program guide schedule localization system and method 227 1995
5,986,650 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with scan feature 180 1996
6,396,546 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 107 1998
 
ELLIOT CAPITAL LLC (1)
5,664,111 Computerized, multimedia, network, real time, interactive marketing and transactional system 284 1994
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4,488,179 Television viewing center system 533 1981
 
SARNOFF CORPORATION (1)
5,940,572 Integrated television and video cassette recorder system 109 1996
 
XTRAK CORPORATION, A CORP. OF CA. (1)
4,533,910 Graphics display system with viewports of arbitrary location and content 205 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 214 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 110 1997
 
ITI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,914,732 Electronic key with interactive graphic user interface 169 1989
 
TV/COM INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4,531,020 Multi-layer encryption system for the broadcast of encrypted information 323 1982
 
TV/COM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,425,579 Catv converter with keylock to favorite channels 252 1981
 
TV GUIDE MAGAZINE GROUP, INC. (1)
5,559,548 System and method for generating an information display schedule for an electronic program guide 424 1994
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
6,061,097 Interactive television program guide with selectable non-program options 146 1997
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
4,930,158 Selective video playing system 405 1988
4,930,160 Automatic censorship of video programs 331 1988
 
BORLAND SOFTWARE CORPORATION (1)
5,640,501 Development system and methods for visually creating goal oriented electronic form applications having decision trees 131 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 195 1997
 
TITAN CORPORATION, THE (1)
4,908,859 Receiver access interface to service components in television channel 147 1988
 
Zenith Electronics Corporation (3)
4,388,645 Teletext communication system with timed multipage local memory 184 1981
4,393,376 Teletext interface for digital storage medium having synthetic video generator 144 1981
4,456,925 Television/telephone system with automatic dialing 277 1982
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
6,173,271 Television advertising automated billing system 96 1997
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 19 LLC (1)
5,534,911 Virtual personal channel in a television system 462 1994
 
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,392,710 Graphical user interface for field-based definition of special effects in a video editing system 78 1998
 
EON CORPORATION (1)
5,663,757 Software controlled multi-mode interactive TV systems 233 1991
 
DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,907,366 Vertical blanking insertion device 91 1996
5,892,535 Flexible, configurable, hierarchical system for distributing programming 283 1996
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
5,206,722 Remote channel switching for video on demand service 169 1990
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
4,963,994 VCR programmer 444 1990
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (12)
5,630,119 System and method for displaying program listings in an interactive electronic program guide 315 1995
5,677,708 System for displaying a list on a display screen 245 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 324 1995
5,914,746 Virtual channels in subscriber interface units 182 1995
5,751,282 System and method for calling video on demand using an electronic programming guide 491 1995
5,648,824 Video control user interface for controlling display of a video 320 1996
5,900,905 System and method for linking video, services and applications in an interactive television system 152 1996
5,758,259 Automated selective programming guide 410 1997
6,112,186 Distributed system for facilitating exchange of user information and opinion using automated collaborative filtering 514 1997
5,907,323 Interactive program summary panel 257 1997
6,698,020 Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion 746 1998
6,868,551 Interactive program summary panel 113 1999
 
PROSERV OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,257,268 Pressure biased shuttle valve 55 2000
 
RCA Licensing Corporation (10)
4,412,244 Switching circuit for television receiver on-screen display 143 1981
4,405,946 Television signal converting apparatus providing an on-screen tuning display 176 1982
4,510,623 Television channel lockout 218 1982
4,495,654 Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list 258 1983
4,566,034 Remote control transmitter arrangement for one or more television devices 221 1983
4,595,951 Teletext decoder using a common memory 150 1983
4,595,952 Teletext decoder having a register array for operating on pixel words 155 1983
4,641,205 Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus 331 1984
4,914,517 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage 180 1989
4,959,720 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability 292 1989
 
VALUE CLICK, INC. (1)
5,848,396 Method and apparatus for determining behavioral profile of a computer user 1466 1996
 
RCA CORPORATION, A CORP. OF DE (1)
4,587,520 Cursor controlled page selection in a video display 143 1983
 
ENRIVONMENTAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,557,721 Method and apparatus for display screens and coupons 237 1993
 
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORP (1)
4,754,326 Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems 389 1983
 
TYCO ELECTRONICS SERVICES GMBH (1)
6,049,824 System and method for modifying an information signal in a telecommunications system 60 1997
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (5)
5,247,347 PSTN architecture for video-on-demand services 885 1991
5,410,343 Video-on-demand services using public switched telephone network 607 1993
5,635,979 Dynamically programmable digital entertainment terminal using downloaded software to control broadband data operations 288 1994
5,600,366 Methods and apparatus for digital advertisement insertion in video programming 234 1995
5,666,293 Downloading operating system software through a broadcast channel 626 1995
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (69)
4,908,713 VCR Programmer 565 1988
5,523,794 Method and apparatus for portable storage and use of data transmitted by television signal 246 1993
5,727,060 Television schedule system 308 1993
5,382,983 Apparatus and method for total parental control of television use 299 1993
5,488,409 Apparatus and method for tracking the playing of VCR programs 356 1993
5,479,268 User interface for television schedule system 745 1994
5,532,754 Background television schedule system 601 1994
5,541,738 Electronic program guide 326 1994
5,502,504 Video mix program guide 232 1994
5,619,274 Television schedule information transmission and utilization system and process 362 1994
5,523,796 Video clip program guide 356 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 242 1994
5,619,247 Stored program pay-per-play 542 1995
5,880,768 Interactive program guide systems and processes 450 1995
5,559,550 Apparatus and methods for synchronizing a clock to a network clock 281 1995
5,550,576 Method and apparatus for merging television program schedule information received from multiple television schedule information sources 461 1995
5,479,266 User interface for television schedule system 446 1995
5,809,204 User interface for television schedule system 432 1995
6,239,794 Method and system for simultaneously displaying a television program and information about the program 230 1995
5,812,205 Automatic time set in a television system 216 1995
6,157,413 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 194 1995
5,710,601 Video clip program guide 266 1996
5,828,420 Video mix program guide 243 1996
5,801,787 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences 396 1996
6,028,599 Database for use in method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 159 1996
6,477,705 Method and apparatus for transmitting, storing, and processing electronic program guide data for on-screen display 153 1996
5,892,498 Interactive scroll program guide 69 1996
6,453,471 Electronic programming guide with movie preview 144 1997
6,064,376 Adjustable program guide display system 155 1997
6,002,394 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 784 1997
6,732,369 Systems and methods for contextually linking television program information 281 1997
6,075,575 Remote control device and method for using television schedule information 312 1997
6,323,911 System and method for using television schedule information 292 1997
5,940,073 Method and system for displaying other information in a TV program guide 510 1997
6,469,753 Information system 159 1997
6,341,195 Apparatus and methods for a television on-screen guide 147 1997
6,133,909 Method and apparatus for searching a guide using program characteristics 360 1997
6,078,348 Television schedule system with enhanced features 246 1997
6,118,492 Guide system and method of operation 145 1997
6,151,059 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 404 1997
6,115,057 Apparatus and method for allowing rating level control of the viewing of a program 127 1997
6,209,130 System for collecting television program data 117 1997
6,020,929 Video mix program guide 64 1997
6,564,378 Program guide system with browsing display 194 1998
6,564,379 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 146 1998
6,160,546 Program guide systems and methods 115 1998
6,154,203 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 78 1998
6,268,849 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 275 1998
6,177,931 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 1475 1998
5,959,688 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurences 122 1998
6,209,129 Passive television program guide system with local information 70 1998
6,665,869 Program guide application interface system 112 1998
6,742,183 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 104 1998
6,072,460 Systems and methods for presenting a television program guide 78 1999
6,342,926 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 57 1999
6,687,906 EPG with advertising inserts 78 1999
6,799,327 Program guide with selectable advertisements and pseudo-ads 163 1999
6,275,268 Electronic television program guide with remote product ordering 273 1999
2001/0042,246 HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ITS OPERATION 62 1999
7,069,576 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 88 1999
6,412,110 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 142 1999
7,003,792 Smart agent based on habit, statistical inference and psycho-demographic profiling 204 1999
6,938,208 Electronic program guide with graphic program listings 111 2001
2002/0042,913 Systems and methods for building user media lists 100 2001
6,606,128 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 53 2001
2003/0163,813 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 120 2003
2003/0188,310 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 120 2003
2005/0155,056 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 135 2004
2005/0198,668 Home entertainment system and method of its operation 58 2004
 
RESPONSE REWARD SYSTEMS L.C. (1)
4,520,404 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 266 1982
 
SARITEL S.P.A. SARIN TELEMATICA (1)
5,036,314 Method and system for the integrated supply of telematic services and graphic information to user terminals, particularly for advertising purposes 139 1989
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (17)
5,623,613 System for displaying programming information 337 1994
5,585,838 Program time guide 630 1995
5,654,748 Interactive program identification system 230 1995
5,805,763 System and method for automatically recording programs in an interactive viewing system 449 1995
5,687,331 Method and system for displaying an animated focus item 432 1995
5,815,145 System and method for displaying a program guide for an interactive televideo system 195 1995
6,025,837 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 548 1996
6,240,555 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 686 1996
5,657,072 Interactive entertainment network system and method for providing program listings during non-peak times 348 1996
5,699,107 Program reminder system 370 1996
5,731,844 Television scheduling system for displaying a grid representing scheduled layout and selecting a programming parameter for display or recording 242 1996
6,141,003 Channel bar user interface for an entertainment system 230 1997
5,874,985 Message delivery method for interactive televideo system 120 1997
6,400,407 Communicating logical addresses of resources in a data service channel of a video signal 197 1998
2001/0001,160 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 194 2000
6,973,669 Pausing television programming in response to selection of hypertext link 245 2001
2004/0139,465 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 99 2003
 
NORTH AMERICAN PHILIPS CORPORATION (2)
5,233,423 Embedded commericals within a television receiver using an integrated electronic billboard 263 1990
5,432,561 System for automatically activating picture-in-picture when an auxiliary signal is detected 158 1994
 
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,710,815 Encoder apparatus and decoder apparatus for a television signal having embedded viewer access control data 139 1995
 
PREMIER RETAIL NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5,761,601 Video distribution of advertisements to businesses 268 1995
 
WSI CORPORATION (1)
5,654,886 Multimedia outdoor information system 263 1995
 
Star Sight (1)
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 336 1999
 
SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION A CORP. OF NORTH CAROLINA (2)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 686 1985
5,038,211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 681 1989
 
TATA AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,357,042 Method and apparatus for multiplexing separately-authored metadata for insertion into a video data stream 329 1999
 
GREENBURG, BURTON L. (1)
4,547,804 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of commercial broadcast programs 459 1983
 
AT&T CORP. (5)
5,373,288 Initializing terminals in a signal distribution system 90 1992
5,465,113 Programmable channel regulating cable television controller 208 1993
5,778,182 Usage management system 374 1995
6,178,446 Method and system for supporting interactive commercials displayed on a display device using a telephone network 133 1997
6,289,346 Apparatus and method for a bookmarking system 166 1998
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COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (2)
* 8,271,383 Service soft-disconnect reconnection 0 2007
* 2008/0243,686 Service soft-disconnect reconnection 0 2007
 
SONY CORPORATION (2)
* 7,721,309 System and method for providing channel selection in an electronic programming guide 0 2000
* 2002/0078,457 System and method for providing channel selection in an electronic programming guide 3 2000
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
8,005,838 Aggregating discovery data in a discovery interface 4 2010
 
VEVEO, INC. (2)
9,075,861 Methods and systems for segmenting relative user preferences into fine-grain and coarse-grain collections 0 2011
9,092,503 Methods and systems for selecting and presenting content based on dynamically identifying microgenres associated with the content 0 2013
 
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. (8)
7,996,864 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 16 2003
9,113,107 Interactive advertising and program promotion in an interactive television system 0 2005
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 14 2006
8,869,204 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 0 2007
8,776,125 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 2 2007
9,015,750 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 0 2010
9,015,749 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
 
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 21 2007
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