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, OK310

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Backer, George Littleton, CO 15 472
Bennington, Gerald E Boulder, CO 13 185
Cooper, Bill Littleton, CO 16 474
Davis, Bruce Tualatin, OR 61 4232
Green, Shawn Littleton, CO 16 472
Morris, Michael Downington, PA 70 1263
Rogers, Rosetta Parker, CO 13 448
Spell, David San Diego, CA 6 140

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UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (43)
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5,523,796 Video clip program guide 275 1994
5,781,246 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 254 1994
5,880,768 Interactive program guide systems and processes 379 1995
5,666,645 Data management and distribution system and method for an electronic television program guide 291 1995
5,585,866 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method including virtual channels 416 1995
5,589,892 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access 736 1995
5,652,613 Intelligent electronic program guide memory management system and method 175 1995
5,760,821 Electronic program guide schedule localization system and method 180 1995
6,157,413 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 151 1995
5,710,601 Video clip program guide 217 1996
5,828,420 Video mix program guide 194 1996
5,822,123 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with pop-up hints 343 1996
5,986,650 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with scan feature 141 1996
5,892,498 Interactive scroll program guide 50 1996
6,064,376 Adjustable program guide display system 115 1997
6,209,130 System for collecting television program data 92 1997
6,020,929 Video mix program guide 41 1997
6,564,378 Program guide system with browsing display 138 1998
6,564,379 Program guide system with flip and browse advertisements 109 1998
6,160,546 Program guide systems and methods 86 1998
6,268,849 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 225 1998
6,396,546 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 69 1998
6,665,869 Program guide application interface system 84 1998
6,742,183 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 67 1998
6,072,460 Systems and methods for presenting a television program guide 52 1999
6,588,013 Promotional material distribution system with automatic updating of promotional material selection algorithms 90 1999
6,470,497 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with scan feature 47 1999
6,342,926 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 39 1999
6,799,327 Program guide with selectable advertisements and pseudo-ads 119 1999
6,275,268 Electronic television program guide with remote product ordering 208 1999
6,331,877 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 125 1999
7,069,576 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 54 1999
6,938,208 Electronic program guide with graphic program listings 61 2001
2001/0029,610 Systems and methods for providing promotions with recorded programs 68 2001
2001/0054,181 Methods and systems for forced advertisi 53 2001
2001/0047,298 System and method for metadata-linked advertisements 76 2001
2002/0042,913 Systems and methods for building user media lists 77 2001
2003/0005,432 Interactive television application with research features 39 2001
6,606,128 Interactive special events video signal navigation system 35 2001
2003/0110,499 Program guide system with targeted advertising 127 2003
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2005/0204,382 Interactive television targeted message system 28 2005
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (35)
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5,808,608 Background television schedule system 254 1996
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5,940,073 Method and system for displaying other information in a TV program guide 433 1997
6,469,753 Information system 108 1997
6,133,909 Method and apparatus for searching a guide using program characteristics 298 1997
6,078,348 Television schedule system with enhanced features 189 1997
6,118,492 Guide system and method of operation 100 1997
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6,498,895 User interface for television schedule system 123 1999
6,412,110 Electronic program guide with interactive areas 104 1999
2002/0092,017 Systems and methods for replacing television signals 121 2001
2003/0163,813 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 76 2003
2003/0164,858 Method and system for displaying banner advertisements in an electronic program guide 80 2003
2003/0188,310 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 76 2003
2003/0188,311 Method and system for displaying advertisements between schedule listings 88 2003
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (27)
5,623,613 System for displaying programming information 264 1994
5,585,838 Program time guide 536 1995
5,630,119 System and method for displaying program listings in an interactive electronic program guide 252 1995
5,654,748 Interactive program identification system 176 1995
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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 267 1995
5,805,763 System and method for automatically recording programs in an interactive viewing system 351 1995
5,914,746 Virtual channels in subscriber interface units 135 1995
5,751,282 System and method for calling video on demand using an electronic programming guide 420 1995
5,687,331 Method and system for displaying an animated focus item 373 1995
5,815,145 System and method for displaying a program guide for an interactive televideo system 153 1995
5,648,824 Video control user interface for controlling display of a video 241 1996
6,025,837 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 458 1996
6,240,555 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 549 1996
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5,699,107 Program reminder system 295 1996
5,900,905 System and method for linking video, services and applications in an interactive television system 123 1996
5,731,844 Television scheduling system for displaying a grid representing scheduled layout and selecting a programming parameter for display or recording 197 1996
5,758,259 Automated selective programming guide 343 1997
6,141,003 Channel bar user interface for an entertainment system 179 1997
6,112,186 Distributed system for facilitating exchange of user information and opinion using automated collaborative filtering 434 1997
5,874,985 Message delivery method for interactive televideo system 92 1997
5,907,323 Interactive program summary panel 200 1997
6,698,020 Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion 602 1998
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6,868,551 Interactive program summary panel 60 1999
6,973,669 Pausing television programming in response to selection of hypertext link 180 2001
 
SONY CORPORATION (26)
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4,882,732 Method and apparatus for recording and/or reproducing digital data 82 1987
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5,212,553 Television receiver with selective menu display 157 1991
5,323,240 Television receiver that automatically keeps track of favorite channels to facilitate tuning 172 1993
5,434,626 Display apparatus displaying operation menu 83 1994
5,761,372 Recording reservation central control system for one or more VTR's 53 1994
5,452,012 Image display apparatus 62 1994
5,585,865 Television broadcast receiver which selects programs by genre and past viewing habits 233 1995
5,754,258 Program switching device and method 54 1995
5,734,444 Broadcast receiving apparatus that automatically records frequency watched programs 118 1995
5,903,314 Electrical program guide system and method 85 1996
5,808,694 Electronic program guide system and electronic program guide displaying method 144 1996
5,694,381 Information data reproducing system, reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, data forming apparatus, and data record medium 143 1996
6,005,562 Electronic program guide system using images of reduced size to identify respective programs 172 1996
6,147,714 Control apparatus and control method for displaying electronic program guide 150 1996
6,125,230 Magnetic tape recording and reproducing apparatus for video signal 81 1996
5,886,731 Video data receiving apparatus, video data transmitting apparatus, and broadcasting system 83 1996
6,389,593 Method of and apparatus for controlling transmission of information on programs 66 1996
5,862,292 Recording and reproducing device for digital signal including IC card 54 1997
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SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (20)
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4,890,321 Communications format for a subscription television system permitting transmission of individual text messages to subscribers 304 1988
4,987,486 Automatic interactive television terminal configuration 109 1988
4,991,011 Interactive television terminal with programmable background audio or video 274 1989
5,058,160 In-band controller 155 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 237 1990
5,200,823 Virtual channels for a multiplexed analog component (MAC) television system 101 1991
5,247,364 Method and apparatus for tuning data channels in a subscription television system having in-band data transmissions 287 1991
5,301,028 Method and apparatus for displaying channel identification information 128 1991
5,477,262 Method and apparatus for providing an on-screen user interface for a subscription television terminal 281 1991
5,357,276 Method of providing video on demand with VCR like functions 670 1992
5,359,601 Apparatus providing dynamic virtual service selection in a multi-service communications system 116 1993
5,579,055 Electronic program guide and text channel data controller 238 1993
5,425,101 System and method for simultaneously authorizing multiple virtual channels 115 1993
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5,539,822 System and method for subscriber interactivity in a television system 317 1994
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FACEBOOK, INC. (19)
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 2 2002
 
INDEX SYSTEMS, INC. (14)
4,908,713 VCR Programmer 506 1988
5,523,794 Method and apparatus for portable storage and use of data transmitted by television signal 202 1993
5,488,409 Apparatus and method for tracking the playing of VCR programs 308 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 196 1994
5,619,247 Stored program pay-per-play 464 1995
6,115,057 Apparatus and method for allowing rating level control of the viewing of a program 96 1997
6,154,203 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 53 1998
6,177,931 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 1204 1998
6,687,906 EPG with advertising inserts 52 1999
2001/0042,246 HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ITS OPERATION 33 1999
7,003,792 Smart agent based on habit, statistical inference and psycho-demographic profiling 161 1999
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7,266,833 System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements 28 2003
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COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (12)
5,559,549 Television program delivery system 474 1993
5,600,364 Network controller for cable television delivery systems 713 1993
5,659,350 Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system 389 1993
5,682,195 Digital cable headend for cable television delivery system 276 1993
5,734,853 Set top terminal for cable television delivery systems 352 1993
5,600,573 Operations center with video storage for a television program packaging and delivery system 379 1994
6,738,978 Method and apparatus for targeted advertising 249 1996
6,539,548 Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system 136 1997
6,515,680 Set top terminal for television delivery system 168 1997
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6,181,335 Card for a set top terminal 141 1998
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (12)
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5,179,654 Help provision in a data processing system 67 1991
5,377,317 Method and apparatus for distinctively displaying windows on a computer display screen 114 1991
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6,061,060 Display system with imbedded icons in a menu bar 41 1994
5,440,678 Method of and apparatus for creating a multi-media footnote 96 1994
5,734,893 Progressive content-based retrieval of image and video with adaptive and iterative refinement 124 1995
5,657,091 Video display controller, user interface and programming structure for such interface 48 1995
5,801,785 Method and system for processing two analog composite video signals 86 1996
5,666,498 Method, memory and apparatus for automatically resizing a window 67 1996
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4,495,654 Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list 214 1983
4,566,034 Remote control transmitter arrangement for one or more television devices 190 1983
4,595,951 Teletext decoder using a common memory 125 1983
4,595,952 Teletext decoder having a register array for operating on pixel words 129 1983
4,641,205 Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus 290 1984
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U.S. Philips Corporation (10)
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4,701,794 Television receiver comprising a teletext decoding circuit and a page number memory 170 1985
4,712,105 Remote control hand apparatus for operating different modules 280 1985
5,047,867 Interface for a TV-VCR system 458 1989
5,223,924 System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with a T.V. program information database 537 1992
5,469,206 System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with electronic shopping information 236 1993
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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 89 1994
6,160,570 Digital television system which selects images for display in a video sequence 161 1998
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (9)
5,382,983 Apparatus and method for total parental control of television use 237 1993
5,541,738 Electronic program guide 263 1994
5,559,550 Apparatus and methods for synchronizing a clock to a network clock 226 1995
6,239,794 Method and system for simultaneously displaying a television program and information about the program 161 1995
6,028,599 Database for use in method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 115 1996
6,477,705 Method and apparatus for transmitting, storing, and processing electronic program guide data for on-screen display 99 1996
6,341,195 Apparatus and methods for a television on-screen guide 111 1997
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5,905,497 Automatic and seamless cursor and pointer integration 62 1997
6,202,212 System for changing modalities 65 1997
6,320,588 Audio/video storage and retrieval for multimedia workstations 59 1997
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INTEL CORPORATION (8)
5,541,662 Content programmer control of video and data display using associated data 263 1994
5,724,521 Method and apparatus for providing electronic advertisements to end users in a consumer best-fit pricing manner 1143 1994
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5,694,163 Method and apparatus for viewing of on-line information service chat data incorporated in a broadcast television program 375 1996
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5,398,074 Programmable picture-outside-picture display 135 1994
5,557,338 Television receiver using received channel guide information and a secondary video signal processor for displaying secondary channel information 159 1995
5,682,206 Consumer interface for programming device 171 1995
5,867,226 Scheduler employing a predictive agent for use in a television receiver 241 1995
 
HITACHI, LTD. (6)
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5,214,622 Information display apparatus 54 1991
5,377,319 Help guidance method utilizing an animated picture 83 1993
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SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC. (6)
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APPLE INC. (5)
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AT&T CORP. (5)
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MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC (5)
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SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (5)
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TVWORKS, LLC (5)
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VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (5)
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LG ELECTRONICS INC. (4)
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OPENTV, INC. (4)
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ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (3)
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5,798,785 Terminal for suggesting programs offered on a television program delivery system 525 1993
5,990,927 Advanced set top terminal for cable television delivery systems 439 1993
6,408,437 Reprogrammable terminal for suggesting programs offered on a television program delivery system 138 1997
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (3)
4,249,211 Composite image display apparatus 145 1979
4,991,012 Television receiver displaying multiplex video information on a vertically oblong display screen and an information displaying method thereof 63 1989
5,367,316 Remote-control apparatus for electronics apparatus 108 1994
 
MEDIATEK INC. (3)
5,481,296 Apparatus and method for selectively viewing video information 329 1993
5,737,028 Previous channel listing with cursor controlled user interface for television video displays 147 1995
6,011,546 Programming structure for user interfaces 123 1997
 
PINPOINT INCORPORATED (3)
5,351,075 Home video club television broadcasting system 191 1990
5,758,257 System and method for scheduling broadcast of and access to video programs and other data using customer profiles 951 1994
6,020,883 System and method for scheduling broadcast of and access to video programs and other data using customer profiles 367 1998
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
4,998,171 Automatic shift circuit for a sub-picture screen for picture-in-picture feature 44 1989
5,815,671 Method and apparatus for encoding and storing audio/video information for subsequent predetermined retrieval 160 1996
6,411,308 Television graphical user interface having variable channel control bars 44 1996
 
ACTV, INC. (2)
4,847,700 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays from transmitted television signals 254 1987
RE34340 Closed circuit television system having seamless interactive television programming and expandable user participation 143 1992
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (2)
5,532,735 Method of advertisement selection for interactive service 230 1994
5,819,284 Personalized real time information display as a portion of a screen saver 298 1995
 
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (2)
4,283,787 Cyclic redundancy data check encoding method and apparatus 55 1979
4,329,684 Apparatus using a light sensing system for sensing time modulated information from a light emitting device 251 1980
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
5,126,851 Video system using two different kinds of recording media 127 1990
5,627,940 Method and apparatus for interactive document preparation using a natural language 70 1995
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
5,461,415 Look-ahead scheduling to support video-on-demand applications 222 1994
6,312,336 Electronic game guide system 114 1999
 
Codart, Inc. (2)
4,305,101 Method and apparatus for selectively recording a broadcast 216 1979
4,598,288 Apparatus for controlling the reception of transmitted programs 269 1983
 
DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,907,366 Vertical blanking insertion device 63 1996
5,892,535 Flexible, configurable, hierarchical system for distributing programming 239 1996
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (2)
6,005,597 Method and apparatus for program selection 333 1997
6,446,261 Set top device for targeted electronic insertion of indicia into video 342 1999
 
ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C. (2)
5,602,597 Video receiver display of video overlaying menu 72 1995
5,606,374 Video receiver display of menu overlaying video 141 1995
 
GATEWAY, INC. (2)
5,650,831 Adjustable power remote control drive 227 1995
5,675,390 Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display 294 1995
 
GOOGLE INC. (2)
5,696,905 System and method for providing merchant information and establishing links to merchants while presenting a movie 111 1995
5,793,964 Web browser system 258 1995
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
4,930,158 Selective video playing system 349 1988
4,930,160 Automatic censorship of video programs 288 1988
 
HBAC MATCHMAKER MEDIA INC. (2)
5,774,170 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers 561 1994
6,002,393 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers using direct commands 282 1995
 
HITACHI AMERICA, LTD. (2)
5,617,565 Broadcast interactive multimedia system 379 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 70 1998
 
HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
5,936,679 Television receiver having multiple communication capabilities 59 1996
6,025,886 Scene-change-point detecting method and moving-picture editing/displaying method 48 1997
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (2)
5,635,989 Method and apparatus for sorting and searching a television program guide 343 1996
5,694,176 Method and apparatus for generating television program guides with category selection overlay 179 1996
 
INVIDI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
5,515,098 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 410 1994
5,661,516 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 336 1996
 
JUNO ONLINE SERVICES, INC. (2)
5,848,397 Method and apparatus for scheduling the presentation of messages to computer users 564 1996
6,014,502 Electronic mail system with advertising 162 1997
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
5,170,388 Image/audio information recording/reproduction apparatus with built-in semiconductor memory 53 1990
5,867,227 Television receiver 61 1996
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
5,699,125 Electronic television program guide for a television system having two tuners 100 1995
5,917,481 Electronic television program guide with selective updating 121 1997
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (2)
4,694,490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 580 1981
4,704,725 Signal processing apparatus and methods 325 1986
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLISHING, INC. (2)
6,418,556 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 134 1993
5,635,978 Electronic television program guide channel system and method 281 1994
 
NEWS VILLAGE L.L.C. (2)
5,918,014 Automated collaborative filtering in world wide web advertising 670 1996
5,790,426 Automated collaborative filtering system 285 1997
 
North American Philips Corporation (2)
5,233,423 Embedded commericals within a television receiver using an integrated electronic billboard 213 1990
5,432,561 System for automatically activating picture-in-picture when an auxiliary signal is detected 125 1994
 
PEAC Media Research, Inc. (2)
4,857,999 Video monitoring system 236 1988
5,374,951 Method and system for monitoring television viewing 247 1993
 
PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. (2)
5,233,654 Signal processing apparatus and methods 342 1992
5,335,277 Signal processing appparatus and methods 462 1993
 
PREVUE NETWORKS, INC. (2)
6,209,129 Passive television program guide system with local information 44 1998
2004/0194,138 Program guide system with targeted advertisements based on function buttons and non-programming options 74 2004
 
PRIME RESEARCH ALLIANCE E., INC., A CORPORATION OF BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (2)
2002/0083,439 System for rescheduling and inserting advertisements 137 2000
2005/0283,796 Method and system for addressable and program independent advertising during recorded programs 71 2005
 
Radio Telecom & Technology, Inc. (2)
4,750,036 Interactive television and data transmission system 248 1986
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SHIELDIP, INC. (2)
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 2003
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 2003
 
SISVEL S.P.A., ROME, VIA 4 FONTANE NO. 20 (2)
4,270,145 Television set which displays analog data relevant to the operation of the television set on its video display 141 1979
4,344,090 Television set with picture-storage means 135 1979
 
SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION, THE (2)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 615 1985
5,038,211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 610 1989
 
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT & LICENSING, LLC (2)
5,068,734 Apparatus for controlling a television receiver 90 1989
5,045,947 Television receiver having memory control for tune-by-label feature 162 1990
 
TECHNOLOGY RIGHTS LICENSING COMPANY, LLC (2)
5,099,319 Video information delivery method and apparatus 245 1989
5,283,639 Multiple media delivery network method and apparatus 372 1991
 
TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
4,748,618 Telecommunications interface 163 1986
5,842,010 Periodic wireless data broadcast 85 1995
 
U S WEST MARKETING RESOURCES GROUP, INC. (2)
5,602,582 Method and system for processing a request based on indexed digital video data 121 1994
5,583,563 Method and system for delivering an application in an interactive television network 180 1995
 
U S WEST TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5,602,596 Method for navigating a complex multimedia structure at an interactive user station 93 1994
5,752,159 Method for automatically collecting and delivering application event data in an interactive network 186 1995
 
VTRAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
4,890,320 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 228 1988
4,995,078 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 275 1989
 
1ST TELEPHONY LLC (1)
5,325,423 Interactive multimedia communication system 230 1992
 
3M COMPANY (1)
5,689,666 Method for handling obscured items on computer displays 89 1996
 
ACCESS CO., LTD. (1)
6,622,306 Internet television apparatus 47 1999
 
AD TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
4,772,882 Cursor controller user interface system 144 1986
 
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,049,824 System and method for modifying an information signal in a telecommunications system 36 1997
 
Adexpress Company (1)
5,216,515 Addressable video feed system 100 1991
 
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (1)
4,996,642 System and method for recommending items 408 1989
 
ALCATEL BELL-SDT S.A. (1)
4,413,281 Method for simultaneous teletext and analog signal transmission 128 1981
 
ALCATEL N.V. (1)
5,717,452 Interactive control system for multiservice installations including a television program distribution server and a PABX 140 1994
 
ALLEN PATTISELANNO (1)
5,121,476 TV data capture device 146 1991
 
AQI Ltd. (1)
5,410,367 Television program scheduler for providing an indication to a user that a television program is about to start 75 1994
 
ARACHNID, INC. (1)
6,191,780 Customizable multimedia segment structures 76 1998
 
ARRIS Group (1)
5,805,804 Method and apparatus for scalable, high bandwidth storage retrieval and transportation of multimedia data on a network 474 1997
 
ASPECT SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
5,640,577 Data processing system with automated at least partial forms completion 321 1995
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
5,206,722 Remote channel switching for video on demand service 145 1990
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
5,818,438 System and method for providing television services 240 1995
 
AUDIOHIGHWAY.COM (1)
5,572,442 System for distributing subscription and on-demand audio programming 361 1994
 
AVAYA TECHNOLOGY CORP. (1)
4,785,408 Method and apparatus for generating computer-controlled interactive voice services 298 1985
 
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,392,710 Graphical user interface for field-based definition of special effects in a video editing system 49 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 97 1996
 
Beam Laser Systems, Inc. (1)
4,814,883 Multiple input/output video switch for commerical insertion system 111 1988
 
BORESHIRE FUND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,675,752 Interactive applications generator for an interactive presentation environment 317 1994
 
BORLAND SOFTWARE CORPORATION (1)
5,640,501 Development system and methods for visually creating goal oriented electronic form applications having decision trees 111 1993
 
BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING LIMITED (1)
2002/0042,918 Receivers for television signals 39 2001
 
CABLE SERVICE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,424,770 Method and apparatus for automatic insertion of a television signal from a remote source 204 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 28 1984
 
CADTRAK CORPORATION (1)
4,812,834 Graphics display system with arbitrary overlapping viewports 84 1985
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
6,173,271 Television advertising automated billing system 73 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 278 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 743 1992
 
CILSTAR RESEARCH LLC (1)
5,311,423 Schedule management method 182 1991
 
COGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,029,045 System and method for inserting local content into programming content 445 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 429 1996
 
COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART (1)
5,774,534 Context-based transactions using broadcast advertising 137 1997
 
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1)
4,425,581 System for overlaying a computer generated video signal on an NTSC video signal 209 1981
 
CUSTOMPLAY LLC (1)
5,610,653 Method and system for automatically tracking a zoomed video image 388 1995
 
Depromax Limited (1)
5,485,219 Electric service to record transmissions without recording commercials 128 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 40 1987
 
DIGITAL CHOICE OF TEXAS, L.L.C., A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,172,111 Stored media screening device 234 1989
 
ECHOSTAR ENGINEERING CORPORATION (1)
5,790,202 Integration of off-air and satellite TV tuners in a direct broadcast system 140 1996
 
EGuide, Inc. (1)
2002/0073,424 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 94 2002
 
ELLIOT CAPITAL LLC (1)
5,664,111 Computerized, multimedia, network, real time, interactive marketing and transactional system 254 1994
 
ENRIVONMENTAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,557,721 Method and apparatus for display screens and coupons 211 1993
 
ENTRYPOINT, INC. (1)
5,740,549 Information and advertising distribution system and method 1375 1995
 
EON CORPORATION (1)
5,663,757 Software controlled multi-mode interactive TV systems 184 1991
 
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5,819,019 System/method for recovering network resources in a distributed environment, via registered callbacks 160 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 197 1996
 
FIRSTPOINT CONTACT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
5,479,497 Automatic call distributor with programmable window display system and method 124 1994
 
GATEWAY 2000, INC. (1)
5,283,819 Computing and multimedia entertainment system 439 1991
 
GOLDFARB, ADOLPH (1)
6,388,714 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 268 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 60 1994
 
GREENBURG, BURTON L. (1)
4,547,804 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of commercial broadcast programs 417 1983
 
H-Renee, Incorporated (1)
4,992,940 System and method for automated selection of equipment for purchase through input of user desired specifications 1198 1989
 
HASHIMOTO CORPORATION (1)
4,745,549 Method of and apparatus for optimal scheduling of television programming to maximize customer satisfaction 175 1986
 
HEINRICH-HERTZ-INSTITUT FUR NACHRICHTENTECHNIK BERLIN GMBH (1)
4,290,142 Interactive cable television system 194 1979
 
Hybond, Inc. (1)
4,884,223 Dynamic force measurement system 94 1988
 
IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
5,359,367 Personal computer with broadcast receiver on expansion board controlled by computer microprocessor 191 1992
 
INCPT ACQUISITION LLC (1)
5,999,912 Dynamic advertising scheduling, display, and tracking 258 1997
 
Independent Television Companies Association (1)
4,205,343 Television system transmitting enciphered data signals during field blanking interval 158 1976
 
INFORMATION BROADCASTING LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
6,546,556 Video clip identification system unusable for commercial cutting 71 1998
 
INFORMATION RESOURCES, INC. (1)
4,331,974 Cable television with controlled signal substitution 279 1980
 
INTELETEXT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,412,720 Interactive home information system 306 1992
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES VIDEO PREFERENCES 3 LLC (1)
5,410,344 Apparatus and method of selecting video programs based on viewers' preferences 537 1993
 
INTERACITIVE CHANNEL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5,014,125 Television system for the interactive distribution of selectable video presentations 536 1989
 
INTERCAVLE NETWORK INC A CA CORP (1)
4,264,925 Interactive cable television system 301 1979
 
International Dynamics Corporation (1)
6,186,443 Airborne vehicle having deployable wing and control surface 40 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 153 1996
 
IRDETO ACCESS, INC. (1)
5,793,438 Electronic program guide with enhanced presentation 216 1996
 
ISURTTV (1)
6,421,067 Electronic programming guide 166 2000
 
ITI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,914,732 Electronic key with interactive graphic user interface 150 1989
 
ITVTRAX, LLC (1)
6,286,140 System and method for measuring and storing information pertaining to television viewer or user behavior 159 1997
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
4,963,994 VCR programmer 393 1990
 
K.K. VIDEO RESEARCH (1)
5,162,905 Automatic commercial message recognition and monitoring device 39 1991
 
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORP (1)
4,754,326 Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems 330 1983
 
KINGLITE HOLDINGS INC. (1)
5,929,849 Integration of dynamic universal resource locators with television presentations 449 1996
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
6,405,371 Navigating through television programs 103 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 235 1980
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
5,570,295 System and method of capturing encoded data transmitted over a communications network in a video system 292 1994
 
MessagePhone, Inc. (1)
5,661,517 Interactive intelligent video information system 152 1996
 
Messager Partners (1)
5,838,314 Digital video services system with optional interactive advertisement capabilities 292 1996
 
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,945,988 Method and apparatus for automatically determining and dynamically updating user preferences in an entertainment system 391 1997
 
MICROWAVE FILTER COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,093,921 Initialization technique and apparatus for set top converters 157 1989
 
MIH TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS BV (1)
5,801,747 Method and apparatus for creating a television viewer profile 384 1996
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (1)
6,574,424 Method and apparatus for a randomizer for DVD video 43 1999
 
MOONBEAM L.L.C. (1)
5,245,420 CATV pay per view interdiction system 83 1990
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
5,062,060 Computer human interface comprising user-adjustable window for displaying or printing information 170 1989
 
MULTIMEDIA ADVENTURES (1)
6,014,137 Electronic kiosk authoring system 166 1997
 
MUSIC SEMICONDUCTORS CORPORATION (1)
4,228,543 Programmable television receiver controllers 176 1978
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
6,253,203 Privacy-enhanced database 307 1998
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLICATIONS INC. (1)
6,016,141 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 139 1997
 
New Product Development, Inc. (1)
6,075,551 Video promotion system with flexible local insertion capabilities 129 1997
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4,429,385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 358 1981
 
NIELSEN HOLDINGS N.V. (1)
5,574,962 Method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program including a sound signal 241 1994
 
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. (1)
4,677,466 Broadcast program identification method and apparatus 462 1985
 
NOBELTECH SYSTEMS AB (1)
4,477,830 Picture display arrangement 133 1982
 
NOKIA UNTERHALTUNGSELEKTRONIK (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH (1)
5,231,493 Video receiver with permanent electronic program journal 189 1990
 
NOVELL, INC. (1)
4,555,775 Dynamic generation and overlaying of graphic windows for multiple active program storage areas 281 1982
 
NOVOZYMES A/S (1)
6,660,503 Modification of polysaccharides by means of a phenol oxidizing enzyme 28 2001
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4,908,707 Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions 338 1988
 
ODS Technologies, L.P. (1)
5,830,068 Interactive wagering systems and processes 222 1995
 
OMEGA TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., A TEXAS CORP. (1)
4,203,130 Information displaying system 185 1977
 
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 86 1997
 
OPTON CO., LTD. (1)
5,319,445 Hidden change distribution grating and use in 3D moire measurement sensors and CMM applications 87 1992
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA (1)
5,659,366 Notification system for television receivers 145 1995
 
PARENTAL GUIDE COMPANY, L.L.C. (1)
4,888,796 Program material screening device 192 1987
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4,605,964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 336 1983
 
PATRICE D. GUYOT (1)
6,119,098 System and method for targeting and distributing advertisements over a distributed network 304 1997
 
PATTISELANNO, ALLEN (1)
4,894,789 TV data capture device 316 1988
 
PEERS, JOHN (1)
4,689,022 System for control of a video storage means by a programmed processor 208 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 157 1993
 
PREMIER RETAIL NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5,761,601 Video distribution of advertisements to businesses 234 1995
 
PROSERV OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,257,268 Pressure biased shuttle valve 40 2000
 
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
5,774,887 Customer service electronic form generating system 80 1992
 
RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
5,582,364 Flyable folding fin 37 1991
 
RCA Corporation (1)
4,587,520 Cursor controlled page selection in a video display 121 1983
 
Readtronics (1)
4,937,821 Pipeline information delivery system 152 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 166 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 213 1989
 
RESPONSE REWARD SYSTEMS L.C. (1)
4,520,404 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 231 1982
 
RESPONSE REWARDS SYSTEMS, L.C. (1)
5,227,874 Method for measuring the effectiveness of stimuli on decisions of shoppers 666 1991
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4,488,179 Television viewing center system 466 1981
 
ROCKSTAR CONSORTIUM US LP (1)
6,098,065 Associative search engine 208 1997
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
4,496,976 Reduced memory graphics-to-raster scan converter 183 1982
 
ROVI CORPORATION (1)
2001/0001,160 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 137 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 118 1995
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 19 LLC (1)
5,534,911 Virtual personal channel in a television system 394 1994
 
Samsung Co., Ltd. (1)
5,325,183 OSD circuit for displaying advertising picture data 69 1992
 
SANDERS ASSOCIATES, INC. (1)
4,186,413 Apparatus for receiving encoded messages on the screen of a television receiver and for redisplay thereof on the same receiver screen in a readable format 170 1977
 
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 102 1989
 
SARNOFF CORPORATION (1)
5,940,572 Integrated television and video cassette recorder system 78 1996
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
5,387,945 Video multiplexing system for superimposition of scalable video streams upon a background video data stream 47 1994
 
SILICON VALLEY BANK (1)
5,768,528 Client-server system for delivery of online information 496 1996
 
Sophisticated Circuits, Inc. (1)
5,347,167 Power controller using keyboard and computer interface 87 1992
 
SOUNDVIEW TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (1)
4,554,584 Video and audio blanking system 176 1983
 
SOVERAIN SOFTWARE LLC (1)
5,715,314 Network sales system 1196 1994
 
Star Sight (1)
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 251 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 149 1996
 
Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radio Recepteurs et Televiseurs (SCART) (1)
4,337,480 Dynamic audio-video interconnection system 200 1980
 
TATA AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,357,042 Method and apparatus for multiplexing separately-authored metadata for insertion into a video data stream 260 1999
 
TCI-TVGOS, IC. (1)
5,629,733 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with display and search of program listings by title 353 1994
 
TECHNOLOGY LICENSING CORPORATION (1)
5,072,412 User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing display system objects 480 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 151 1990
 
TENCOR INSTRUMENTS (1)
4,873,623 Process control interface with simultaneously displayed three level dynamic menu 148 1987
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH (1)
5,237,411 System and method for processing teletext information included with video signal utilizing buffered individual teletext information pages 72 1991
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (1)
6,163,316 Electronic programming system and method 261 1997
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
4,935,865 Computer controlled electropolishing system 81 1988
 
THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SALES GMBH (1)
5,650,826 Method for decoding image/sound data contained inteletext data of a digital television signal 81 1995
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
7,028,326 Method and interface for linking terms in an electronic message to program information 29 1999
 
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA (1)
6,091,883 Method and device for recording and reading on a large-capacity medium 164 1996
 
TIAN SOFTWARE INC. (1)
5,636,346 Method and system for selectively targeting advertisements and programming 506 1994
 
TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
5,850,218 Inter-active program guide with default selection control 746 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 160 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 221 1996
 
TITAN CORPORATION, THE (1)
4,908,859 Receiver access interface to service components in television channel 126 1988
 
TOCOM, INC. (1)
4,536,791 Addressable cable television control system with video format data transmission 359 1984
 
TV GUIDE MAGAZINE GROUP, INC. (1)
5,559,548 System and method for generating an information display schedule for an electronic program guide 360 1994
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
6,061,097 Interactive television program guide with selectable non-program options 121 1997
 
TV GUIDE ON SCREEN (1)
5,253,066 TV recording and viewing control system 583 1991
 
TV GUIDE ONLINE, LLC (1)
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