US Patent No: 7,398,541

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Electronic television program guide schedule system and method

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20030115599

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Systems and methods are provided for displaying promotional information on a display on which program listings information is displayed. In some embodiments, the promotional information and the program listings information may be displayed simultaneously with video for a given television channel. In some embodiments, the program listings information may be program listings information for the given television channel. In some embodiments, the program listings information may be program listings information for channels other than the given television channel. In some embodiments, the promotional information may contain text. In some embodiments, the promotional information may contain graphics. Systems and methods are also provided for displaying for a user video that is accompanied by audio on a display on which program listings are displayed.

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UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC.TULSA, OK276

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Backer, George Littleton, CO 16 586
Bennington, Gerald E Boulder, CO 14 241
Cooper, Bill Littleton, CO 17 588
Davis, Bruce Tualatin, OR 64 4845
Green, Shawn Littleton, CO 17 586
Morris, Michael Downington, PA 80 1498
Rogers, Rosetta Parker, CO 14 555
Spell, David San Diego, CA 7 164

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THOMSON MULTIMEDIA (1)
6,091,883 Method and device for recording and reading on a large-capacity medium 184 1996
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
7,028,326 Method and interface for linking terms in an electronic message to program information 38 1999
 
JUNO ONLINE SERVICES, INC. (2)
5,848,397 Method and apparatus for scheduling the presentation of messages to computer users 596 1996
6,014,502 Electronic mail system with advertising 171 1997
 
DIGITAL CHOICE OF TEXAS, L.L.C., A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,172,111 Stored media screening device 251 1989
 
IRDETO ACCESS, INC. (1)
5,793,438 Electronic program guide with enhanced presentation 254 1996
 
BORESHIRE FUND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,675,752 Interactive applications generator for an interactive presentation environment 335 1994
 
Pioneer Electronic Corporation (4)
4,439,784 Power cutting device for terminal units of CATV system 206 1980
5,323,234 Programmable CATV system and terminal unit therefor 144 1989
5,465,385 CATV system with an easy program reservation 231 1994
5,416,508 CATV system with transmission of program schedules, linked program broadcasts, and permissive ordering periods 233 1994
 
PREVUE NETWORKS, INC. (2)
6,209,129 Passive television program guide system with local information 54 1998
2004/0194,138 Program guide system with targeted advertisements based on function buttons and non-programming options 92 2004
 
Goldstar Co., Ltd. (1)
5,561,471 Apparatus and method for controlling the display of a caption on a screen and for maximizing the area devoted to presentation of the received video signal 65 1994
 
WORLDGATE SERVICE, INC. (1)
6,477,579 Access system and method for providing interactive access to an information source through a networked distribution system 79 1999
 
PARENTAL GUIDE COMPANY, L.L.C. (1)
4,888,796 Program material screening device 206 1987
 
ACTV, INC. (2)
4,847,700 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays from transmitted television signals 275 1987
RE34340 Closed circuit television system having seamless interactive television programming and expandable user participation 162 1992
 
ALCATEL N.V. (1)
5,717,452 Interactive control system for multiservice installations including a television program distribution server and a PABX 159 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 134 1995
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
5,699,125 Electronic television program guide for a television system having two tuners 113 1995
5,917,481 Electronic television program guide with selective updating 134 1997
 
ENTRYPOINT, INC. (1)
5,740,549 Information and advertising distribution system and method 1458 1995
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4,605,964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 362 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 73 1989
5,367,316 Remote-control apparatus for electronics apparatus 119 1994
 
1ST TELEPHONY LLC (1)
5,325,423 Interactive multimedia communication system 243 1992
 
COGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,029,045 System and method for inserting local content into programming content 494 1997
 
Samsung Co., Ltd. (1)
5,325,183 OSD circuit for displaying advertising picture data 75 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 110 1996
 
Hybond, Inc. (1)
4,884,223 Dynamic force measurement system 102 1988
 
SONY CORPORATION (26)
4,288,809 Television receiver apparatus for selectively displaying a video picture or alphanumeric data information 200 1980
4,620,229 Picture display device 193 1985
4,691,351 Television signal receiving apparatus 234 1985
4,821,102 Video display system with selective display of operating conditions 192 1987
4,882,732 Method and apparatus for recording and/or reproducing digital data 91 1987
5,237,417 Apparatus for displaying television receiver operational parameters in a separate area of the screen 164 1991
5,212,553 Television receiver with selective menu display 169 1991
5,323,240 Television receiver that automatically keeps track of favorite channels to facilitate tuning 188 1993
5,434,626 Display apparatus displaying operation menu 92 1994
5,761,372 Recording reservation central control system for one or more VTR's 67 1994
5,452,012 Image display apparatus 67 1994
5,585,865 Television broadcast receiver which selects programs by genre and past viewing habits 274 1995
5,754,258 Program switching device and method 61 1995
5,734,444 Broadcast receiving apparatus that automatically records frequency watched programs 125 1995
5,903,314 Electrical program guide system and method 101 1996
5,808,694 Electronic program guide system and electronic program guide displaying method 156 1996
5,694,381 Information data reproducing system, reproducing apparatus, reproducing method, data forming apparatus, and data record medium 156 1996
6,005,562 Electronic program guide system using images of reduced size to identify respective programs 192 1996
6,147,714 Control apparatus and control method for displaying electronic program guide 182 1996
6,125,230 Magnetic tape recording and reproducing apparatus for video signal 96 1996
5,886,731 Video data receiving apparatus, video data transmitting apparatus, and broadcasting system 92 1996
6,389,593 Method of and apparatus for controlling transmission of information on programs 76 1996
5,862,292 Recording and reproducing device for digital signal including IC card 63 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 63 1997
6,279,157 Program data transmission checking method and apparatus 57 1998
6,751,800 Information processing apparatus, method, and computer-readable medium 40 1999
 
MEDIATEK INC. (3)
5,481,296 Apparatus and method for selectively viewing video information 357 1993
5,737,028 Previous channel listing with cursor controlled user interface for television video displays 153 1995
6,011,546 Programming structure for user interfaces 133 1997
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
4,998,171 Automatic shift circuit for a sub-picture screen for picture-in-picture feature 49 1989
5,815,671 Method and apparatus for encoding and storing audio/video information for subsequent predetermined retrieval 175 1996
6,411,308 Television graphical user interface having variable channel control bars 49 1996
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (5)
5,148,154 Multi-dimensional user interface 463 1990
5,596,373 Method and apparatus for providing program oriented information in a multiple station broadcast system 299 1995
6,005,565 Integrated search of electronic program guide, internet and other information resources 413 1997
6,111,614 Method and apparatus for displaying an electronic menu having components with differing levels of transparency 91 1997
2002/0124,249 Targeted advertising during playback of stored content 146 2001
 
HBAC MATCHMAKER MEDIA INC. (2)
5,774,170 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers 616 1994
6,002,393 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers using direct commands 311 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 463 1996
 
WILKINS, JEFFREY (1)
5,446,919 Communication system and method with demographically or psychographically defined audiences 676 1991
 
ARRIS Group (1)
5,805,804 Method and apparatus for scalable, high bandwidth storage retrieval and transportation of multimedia data on a network 506 1997
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4,908,707 Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions 371 1988
 
NOKIA UNTERHALTUNGSELEKTRONIK (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH (1)
5,231,493 Video receiver with permanent electronic program journal 208 1990
 
PEAC Media Research, Inc. (2)
4,857,999 Video monitoring system 256 1988
5,374,951 Method and system for monitoring television viewing 273 1993
 
IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
5,359,367 Personal computer with broadcast receiver on expansion board controlled by computer microprocessor 206 1992
 
OPTON CO., LTD. (1)
5,319,445 Hidden change distribution grating and use in 3D moire measurement sensors and CMM applications 101 1992
 
ALLEN PATTISELANNO (1)
5,121,476 TV data capture device 160 1991
 
INCPT ACQUISITION LLC (1)
5,999,912 Dynamic advertising scheduling, display, and tracking 274 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 171 1996
 
MessagePhone, Inc. (1)
5,661,517 Interactive intelligent video information system 172 1996
 
Messager Partners (1)
5,838,314 Digital video services system with optional interactive advertisement capabilities 315 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 176 1995
 
ESPIAL, INC. (1)
5,819,019 System/method for recovering network resources in a distributed environment, via registered callbacks 174 1995
 
CADTRAK CORPORATION (1)
4,812,834 Graphics display system with arbitrary overlapping viewports 92 1985
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (4)
5,648,813 Graphical-interactive-screen display apparatus and peripheral units 65 1994
6,035,304 System for storing and playing a multimedia application adding variety of services specific thereto 83 1997
6,262,721 Service supply apparatus for supplying a service of a broadcasting program with attribute information of the program 43 1997
6,486,920 Method and apparatus for producing program information and receiving apparatus for processing the program information 108 1998
 
YAHOO! INC. (1)
6,298,482 System for two-way digital multimedia broadcast and interactive services 228 1997
 
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (1)
4,775,935 Video merchandising system with variable and adoptive product sequence presentation order 495 1986
 
NEWS VILLAGE L.L.C. (2)
5,918,014 Automated collaborative filtering in world wide web advertising 720 1996
5,790,426 Automated collaborative filtering system 301 1997
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
6,253,203 Privacy-enhanced database 344 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 225 1989
 
Depromax Limited (1)
5,485,219 Electric service to record transmissions without recording commercials 146 1994
 
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,064,980 System and methods for collaborative recommendations 532 1998
 
KINGLITE HOLDINGS INC. (1)
5,929,849 Integration of dynamic universal resource locators with television presentations 500 1996
 
CUSTOMPLAY LLC (1)
5,610,653 Method and system for automatically tracking a zoomed video image 416 1995
 
AMAZON.COM, INC. (3)
5,727,163 Secure method for communicating credit card data when placing an order on a non-secure network 376 1995
5,715,399 Secure method and system for communicating a list of credit card numbers over a non-secure network 578 1995
5,960,411 Method and system for placing a purchase order via a communications network 1372 1997
 
ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (3)
5,220,420 Interactive home information system for distributing compressed television programming 327 1991
5,526,034 Interactive home information system with signal assignment 188 1993
* 5,485,197 Carousel display 357 1994
 
Sophisticated Circuits, Inc. (1)
5,347,167 Power controller using keyboard and computer interface 94 1992
 
MICROWAVE FILTER COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,093,921 Initialization technique and apparatus for set top converters 170 1989
 
Zing Systems, L.P. (1)
5,343,239 Transaction based interactive television system 416 1991
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
4,496,976 Reduced memory graphics-to-raster scan converter 198 1982
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (20)
4,466,017 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 97 1981
4,523,228 Sync suppression scrambling of television signals for subscription TV 57 1983
5,003,384 Set-top interface transactions in an impulse pay per view television system 242 1988
4,890,321 Communications format for a subscription television system permitting transmission of individual text messages to subscribers 325 1988
4,987,486 Automatic interactive television terminal configuration 118 1988
4,991,011 Interactive television terminal with programmable background audio or video 293 1989
5,058,160 In-band controller 172 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 253 1990
5,200,823 Virtual channels for a multiplexed analog component (MAC) television system 110 1991
5,247,364 Method and apparatus for tuning data channels in a subscription television system having in-band data transmissions 308 1991
5,301,028 Method and apparatus for displaying channel identification information 138 1991
5,477,262 Method and apparatus for providing an on-screen user interface for a subscription television terminal 301 1991
5,357,276 Method of providing video on demand with VCR like functions 718 1992
5,359,601 Apparatus providing dynamic virtual service selection in a multi-service communications system 124 1993
5,579,055 Electronic program guide and text channel data controller 257 1993
5,425,101 System and method for simultaneously authorizing multiple virtual channels 123 1993
5,485,221 Subscription television system and terminal for enabling simultaneous display of multiple services 287 1994
5,539,822 System and method for subscriber interactivity in a television system 341 1994
5,592,551 Method and apparatus for providing interactive electronic programming guide 746 1994
5,724,525 System and method for remotely selecting subscribers and controlling messages to subscribers in a cable television system 263 1995
 
New Product Development, Inc. (1)
6,075,551 Video promotion system with flexible local insertion capabilities 148 1997
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
4,935,865 Computer controlled electropolishing system 89 1988
 
GATEWAY 2000, INC. (1)
5,283,819 Computing and multimedia entertainment system 469 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 46 1987
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4,429,385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 388 1981
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLISHING, INC. (2)
6,418,556 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 161 1993
5,635,978 Electronic television program guide channel system and method 312 1994
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLICATIONS INC. (1)
6,016,141 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 162 1997
 
ARACHNID, INC. (1)
6,191,780 Customizable multimedia segment structures 88 1998
 
GATEWAY, INC. (2)
5,650,831 Adjustable power remote control drive 246 1995
5,675,390 Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display 320 1995
 
Adexpress Company (1)
5,216,515 Addressable video feed system 107 1991
 
SOVERAIN SOFTWARE LLC (1)
5,715,314 Network sales system 1239 1994
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (4)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 20 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 20 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 20 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 20 2002
 
TIAN SOFTWARE INC. (1)
5,636,346 Method and system for selectively targeting advertisements and programming 538 1994
 
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. (1)
6,025,886 Scene-change-point detecting method and moving-picture editing/displaying method 54 1997
 
TELEDIFFUSION DE FRANCE (1)
5,235,415 Device for the intelligible consultation of data relating to the fees programs of a subscription television and/or radio service 168 1990
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA (1)
5,659,366 Notification system for television receivers 157 1995
 
COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART (1)
5,774,534 Context-based transactions using broadcast advertising 166 1997
 
TECHNOLOGY LICENSING CORPORATION (1)
5,072,412 User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing display system objects 502 1987
 
TIVO INC. (4)
5,872,588 Method and apparatus for monitoring audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 400 1995
5,757,417 Method and apparatus for screening audio-visual materials presented to a subscriber 141 1997
6,757,906 Television viewer interface system 240 2000
2001/0049,820 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership 75 2000
 
U.S. Computer Systems (1)
4,768,228 Data acquisition device 155 1987
 
HITACHI, LTD. (5)
5,027,400 Multimedia bidirectional broadcast system 692 1989
5,214,622 Information display apparatus 63 1991
5,377,319 Help guidance method utilizing an animated picture 88 1993
5,818,439 Video viewing assisting method and a video playback system therefor 191 1996
6,285,713 Video coding/decoding system and video coder and video decoder used for the same system 39 2000
 
INVIDI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
5,515,098 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 435 1994
5,661,516 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 365 1996
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (2)
4,694,490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 619 1981
4,704,725 Signal processing apparatus and methods 353 1986
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
5,818,438 System and method for providing television services 266 1995
 
APPLE INC. (5)
4,931,783 Method and apparatus for removable menu window 206 1988
5,583,560 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the selective display of listing information on a display 492 1993
5,594,509 Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple levels of information on a display 561 1993
5,621,456 Methods and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple program categories 471 1993
5,754,939 System for generation of user profiles for a system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects 1193 1995
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (5)
5,671,276 Method and apparatus for impulse purchasing of packaged information services 106 1995
5,781,226 Network virtual memory for a cable television settop terminal 136 1995
5,844,620 Method and apparatus for displaying an interactive television program guide 346 1995
5,917,830 Splicing compressed packetized digital video streams 387 1996
6,160,545 Multi-regional interactive program guide for television 93 1997
 
K.K. VIDEO RESEARCH (1)
5,162,905 Automatic commercial message recognition and monitoring device 45 1991
 
APPLE COMPUTER, INC. (3)
4,622,545 Method and apparatus for image compression and manipulation 157 1982
RE32632 Display system 142 1985
5,559,942 Method and apparatus for providing a note for an application program 254 1993
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (2)
6,005,597 Method and apparatus for program selection 362 1997
6,446,261 Set top device for targeted electronic insertion of indicia into video 372 1999
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
5,170,388 Image/audio information recording/reproduction apparatus with built-in semiconductor memory 62 1990
5,867,227 Television receiver 69 1996
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (2)
5,974,222 Apparatus and method using compressed codes for scheduling broadcast information recording 141 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 202 1997
 
TENCOR INSTRUMENTS (1)
4,873,623 Process control interface with simultaneously displayed three level dynamic menu 164 1987
 
RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
5,582,364 Flyable folding fin 43 1991
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (12)
4,821,211 Method of navigating among program menus using a graphical menu tree 146 1987
5,179,654 Help provision in a data processing system 73 1991
5,377,317 Method and apparatus for distinctively displaying windows on a computer display screen 122 1991
5,384,910 Method and apparatus for facilitating operator reconfiguration of a graphical user interface in a data processing system 196 1992
6,061,060 Display system with imbedded icons in a menu bar 47 1994
5,440,678 Method of and apparatus for creating a multi-media footnote 104 1994
5,734,893 Progressive content-based retrieval of image and video with adaptive and iterative refinement 141 1995
5,657,091 Video display controller, user interface and programming structure for such interface 53 1995
5,801,785 Method and system for processing two analog composite video signals 98 1996
5,666,498 Method, memory and apparatus for automatically resizing a window 73 1996
6,067,303 Method and apparatus for detecting and controlling data stream splicing in ATM networks 67 1997
6,047,317 System and method for enabling a user to rapidly access images in cyclically transmitted image streams 97 1997
 
ODS Technologies, L.P. (1)
5,830,068 Interactive wagering systems and processes 253 1995
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (2)
5,532,735 Method of advertisement selection for interactive service 249 1994
5,819,284 Personalized real time information display as a portion of a screen saver 348 1995
 
TVWORKS, LLC (5)
4,905,094 System for audio/video presentation 345 1988
5,119,188 Digital audio-video presentation display system 201 1990
5,195,092 Interactive multimedia presentation & communication system 387 1991
5,990,890 System for data entry and navigation in a user interface 141 1997
6,018,372 Electronic program guide with multiple day planner 174 1997
 
ELLIOT CAPITAL LLC (1)
5,664,111 Computerized, multimedia, network, real time, interactive marketing and transactional system 265 1994
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4,488,179 Television viewing center system 504 1981
 
SARNOFF CORPORATION (1)
5,940,572 Integrated television and video cassette recorder system 91 1996
 
XTRAK CORPORATION, A CORP. OF CA. (1)
4,533,910 Graphics display system with viewports of arbitrary location and content 196 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 189 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 91 1997
 
ITI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,914,732 Electronic key with interactive graphic user interface 159 1989
 
TV/COM INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
4,531,020 Multi-layer encryption system for the broadcast of encrypted information 301 1982
 
TV/COM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,425,579 Catv converter with keylock to favorite channels 231 1981
 
TV GUIDE MAGAZINE GROUP, INC. (1)
5,559,548 System and method for generating an information display schedule for an electronic program guide 393 1994
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
6,061,097 Interactive television program guide with selectable non-program options 128 1997
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
4,930,158 Selective video playing system 373 1988
4,930,160 Automatic censorship of video programs 309 1988
 
BORLAND SOFTWARE CORPORATION (1)
5,640,501 Development system and methods for visually creating goal oriented electronic form applications having decision trees 121 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 170 1997
 
TITAN CORPORATION, THE (1)
4,908,859 Receiver access interface to service components in television channel 137 1988
 
Zenith Electronics Corporation (3)
4,388,645 Teletext communication system with timed multipage local memory 172 1981
4,393,376 Teletext interface for digital storage medium having synthetic video generator 132 1981
4,456,925 Television/telephone system with automatic dialing 262 1982
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
6,173,271 Television advertising automated billing system 85 1997
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 19 LLC (1)
5,534,911 Virtual personal channel in a television system 424 1994
 
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,392,710 Graphical user interface for field-based definition of special effects in a video editing system 60 1998
 
EON CORPORATION (1)
5,663,757 Software controlled multi-mode interactive TV systems 206 1991
 
DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,907,366 Vertical blanking insertion device 75 1996
5,892,535 Flexible, configurable, hierarchical system for distributing programming 262 1996
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
5,206,722 Remote channel switching for video on demand service 158 1990
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
4,963,994 VCR programmer 418 1990
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (12)
5,630,119 System and method for displaying program listings in an interactive electronic program guide 282 1995
5,677,708 System for displaying a list on a display screen 220 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 298 1995
5,914,746 Virtual channels in subscriber interface units 156 1995
5,751,282 System and method for calling video on demand using an electronic programming guide 456 1995
5,648,824 Video control user interface for controlling display of a video 283 1996
5,900,905 System and method for linking video, services and applications in an interactive television system 134 1996
5,758,259 Automated selective programming guide 379 1997
6,112,186 Distributed system for facilitating exchange of user information and opinion using automated collaborative filtering 478 1997
5,907,323 Interactive program summary panel 227 1997
6,698,020 Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion 686 1998
6,868,551 Interactive program summary panel 91 1999
 
PROSERV OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,257,268 Pressure biased shuttle valve 47 2000
 
RCA LICENSING CORPORATION, TWO INDEPENDENCE WAY, PRINCETON, NJ 08540, A CORP. OF DE (10)
4,412,244 Switching circuit for television receiver on-screen display 132 1981
4,405,946 Television signal converting apparatus providing an on-screen tuning display 165 1982
4,510,623 Television channel lockout 199 1982
4,495,654 Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list 238 1983
4,566,034 Remote control transmitter arrangement for one or more television devices 210 1983
4,595,951 Teletext decoder using a common memory 139 1983
4,595,952 Teletext decoder having a register array for operating on pixel words 143 1983
4,641,205 Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus 310 1984
4,914,517 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage 169 1989
4,959,720 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability 263 1989
 
VALUE CLICK, INC. (1)
5,848,396 Method and apparatus for determining behavioral profile of a computer user 1400 1996
 
RCA Corporation (1)
4,587,520 Cursor controlled page selection in a video display 130 1983
 
ENRIVONMENTAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,557,721 Method and apparatus for display screens and coupons 219 1993
 
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORP (1)
4,754,326 Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems 367 1983
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (5)
5,247,347 PSTN architecture for video-on-demand services 864 1991
5,410,343 Video-on-demand services using public switched telephone network 579 1993
5,635,979 Dynamically programmable digital entertainment terminal using downloaded software to control broadband data operations 264 1994
5,600,366 Methods and apparatus for digital advertisement insertion in video programming 219 1995
5,666,293 Downloading operating system software through a broadcast channel 593 1995
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (24)
4,908,713 VCR Programmer 534 1988
5,523,794 Method and apparatus for portable storage and use of data transmitted by television signal 221 1993
5,382,983 Apparatus and method for total parental control of television use 270 1993
5,488,409 Apparatus and method for tracking the playing of VCR programs 324 1993
5,541,738 Electronic program guide 292 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 215 1994
5,619,247 Stored program pay-per-play 505 1995
5,559,550 Apparatus and methods for synchronizing a clock to a network clock 251 1995
6,239,794 Method and system for simultaneously displaying a television program and information about the program 193 1995
6,028,599 Database for use in method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 139 1996
6,477,705 Method and apparatus for transmitting, storing, and processing electronic program guide data for on-screen display 128 1996
5,940,073 Method and system for displaying other information in a TV program guide 471 1997
6,341,195 Apparatus and methods for a television on-screen guide 133 1997
6,115,057 Apparatus and method for allowing rating level control of the viewing of a program 108 1997
6,154,203 System and method for grazing television channels from an electronic program guide 60 1998
6,268,849 Internet television program guide system with embedded real-time data 250 1998
6,177,931 Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information 1355 1998
6,687,906 EPG with advertising inserts 65 1999
2001/0042,246 HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ITS OPERATION 44 1999
7,003,792 Smart agent based on habit, statistical inference and psycho-demographic profiling 181 1999
6,938,208 Electronic program guide with graphic program listings 92 2001
2003/0163,813 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 98 2003
2005/0155,056 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories 115 2004
2005/0198,668 Home entertainment system and method of its operation 42 2004
 
RESPONSE REWARD SYSTEMS L.C. (1)
4,520,404 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 253 1982
 
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,049,824 System and method for modifying an information signal in a telecommunications system 46 1997
 
SARITEL S.P.A. SARIN TELEMATICA (1)
5,036,314 Method and system for the integrated supply of telematic services and graphic information to user terminals, particularly for advertising purposes 118 1989
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (17)
5,623,613 System for displaying programming information 301 1994
5,585,838 Program time guide 586 1995
5,654,748 Interactive program identification system 201 1995
5,805,763 System and method for automatically recording programs in an interactive viewing system 403 1995
5,687,331 Method and system for displaying an animated focus item 399 1995
5,815,145 System and method for displaying a program guide for an interactive televideo system 173 1995
6,025,837 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 505 1996
6,240,555 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 635 1996
5,657,072 Interactive entertainment network system and method for providing program listings during non-peak times 314 1996
5,699,107 Program reminder system 335 1996
5,731,844 Television scheduling system for displaying a grid representing scheduled layout and selecting a programming parameter for display or recording 218 1996
6,141,003 Channel bar user interface for an entertainment system 204 1997
5,874,985 Message delivery method for interactive televideo system 104 1997
6,400,407 Communicating logical addresses of resources in a data service channel of a video signal 175 1998
2001/0001,160 Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs 161 2000
6,973,669 Pausing television programming in response to selection of hypertext link 220 2001
2004/0139,465 Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources 82 2003
 
North American Philips Corporation (2)
5,233,423 Embedded commericals within a television receiver using an integrated electronic billboard 237 1990
5,432,561 System for automatically activating picture-in-picture when an auxiliary signal is detected 139 1994
 
VTECH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED (1)
5,710,815 Encoder apparatus and decoder apparatus for a television signal having embedded viewer access control data 119 1995
 
PREMIER RETAIL NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5,761,601 Video distribution of advertisements to businesses 247 1995
 
WSI CORPORATION (1)
5,654,886 Multimedia outdoor information system 238 1995
 
Star Sight (1)
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 299 1999
 
SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION, THE (2)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 651 1985
5,038,211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 651 1989
 
TATA AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,357,042 Method and apparatus for multiplexing separately-authored metadata for insertion into a video data stream 292 1999
 
GREENBURG, BURTON L. (1)
4,547,804 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of commercial broadcast programs 438 1983
 
AT&T CORP. (5)
5,373,288 Initializing terminals in a signal distribution system 75 1992
5,465,113 Programmable channel regulating cable television controller 190 1993
5,778,182 Usage management system 345 1995
6,178,446 Method and system for supporting interactive commercials displayed on a display device using a telephone network 114 1997
6,289,346 Apparatus and method for a bookmarking system 147 1998
* Cited By Examiner

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COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (2)
* 8,271,383 Service soft-disconnect reconnection 2007
* 2008/0243,686 Service soft-disconnect reconnection 0 2007
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
8,005,838 Aggregating discovery data in a discovery interface 2 2010
 
SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
* 7,721,309 System and method for providing channel selection in an electronic programming guide 0 2000
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (4)
7,996,864 Method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text 3 2003
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 0 2006
8,776,125 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 0 2007
8,918,807 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 0 2014
 
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
 
WEBTUNER CORPORATION (1)
8,875,196 System for network and local content access 0 2006
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (1)
* 7,992,187 System and method of dual-screen interactive digital television 2 2007
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (1)
8,869,204 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 0 2007
 
KILPAUK GARDEN, SERIES 64 OF ALLIED SECURITY TRUST I (3)
7,970,722 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 2 2009
8,160,988 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 0 2010
8,005,777 System, method and computer program product for a collaborative decision platform 15 2010
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (3)
* 7,929,057 Display control method 0 2007
* 8,467,830 Mobile terminal and method of providing broadcasts thereto 0 2007
* 2009/0005,118 MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF PROVIDING BROADCASTS THERETO 2 2007
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
* 8,015,580 Customizing virtual channels in a discovery interface 2 2006
7,840,979 Graphical tile-based expansion cell guide 17 2007
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