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, OK284

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Backer, George Littleton, CO 15 394
Bennington, Gerald E Boulder, CO 13 158
Cooper, Bill Littleton, CO 16 396
Davis, Bruce Tualatin, OR 58 3751
Green, Shawn Littleton, CO 16 394
Morris, Michael Downington, PA 70 1108
Rogers, Rosetta Parker, CO 13 375
Spell, David San Diego, CA 6 130

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5,523,796 Video clip program guide 246 1994
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (27)
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CALOF, LAWRENCE, AGENT FOR NOLAN K. BUSHNELL (3)
4,264,924 Dedicated channel interactive cable television system 308 1979
4,573,072 Method for expanding interactive CATV displayable choices for a given channel capacity 330 1984
4,602,279 Method for providing targeted profile interactive CATV displays 467 1984
 
COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (3)
5,798,785 Terminal for suggesting programs offered on a television program delivery system 482 1993
5,990,927 Advanced set top terminal for cable television delivery systems 405 1993
6,408,437 Reprogrammable terminal for suggesting programs offered on a television program delivery system 117 1997
 
MEDIATEK INC. (3)
5,481,296 Apparatus and method for selectively viewing video information 305 1993
5,737,028 Previous channel listing with cursor controlled user interface for television video displays 131 1995
6,011,546 Programming structure for user interfaces 114 1997
 
PINPOINT INCORPORATED (3)
5,351,075 Home video club television broadcasting system 170 1990
5,758,257 System and method for scheduling broadcast of and access to video programs and other data using customer profiles 885 1994
6,020,883 System and method for scheduling broadcast of and access to video programs and other data using customer profiles 335 1998
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
4,998,171 Automatic shift circuit for a sub-picture screen for picture-in-picture feature 37 1989
5,815,671 Method and apparatus for encoding and storing audio/video information for subsequent predetermined retrieval 147 1996
6,411,308 Television graphical user interface having variable channel control bars 38 1996
 
ACTV, INC. (2)
4,847,700 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays from transmitted television signals 232 1987
RE34340 Closed circuit television system having seamless interactive television programming and expandable user participation 130 1992
 
AT&T IPM CORP. (2)
5,532,735 Method of advertisement selection for interactive service 208 1994
5,819,284 Personalized real time information display as a portion of a screen saver 266 1995
 
BELL ATLANTIC NETWORK SERVICES, INC. (2)
5,247,347 PSTN architecture for video-on-demand services 810 1991
5,410,343 Video-on-demand services using public switched telephone network 530 1993
 
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (2)
4,283,787 Cyclic redundancy data check encoding method and apparatus 46 1979
4,329,684 Apparatus using a light sensing system for sensing time modulated information from a light emitting device 234 1980
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
5,126,851 Video system using two different kinds of recording media 114 1990
5,627,940 Method and apparatus for interactive document preparation using a natural language 59 1995
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
5,461,415 Look-ahead scheduling to support video-on-demand applications 204 1994
6,312,336 Electronic game guide system 98 1999
 
Codart, Inc. (2)
4,305,101 Method and apparatus for selectively recording a broadcast 196 1979
4,598,288 Apparatus for controlling the reception of transmitted programs 247 1983
 
DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
5,907,366 Vertical blanking insertion device 55 1996
5,892,535 Flexible, configurable, hierarchical system for distributing programming 228 1996
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (2)
6,005,597 Method and apparatus for program selection 311 1997
6,446,261 Set top device for targeted electronic insertion of indicia into video 313 1999
 
ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C. (2)
5,602,597 Video receiver display of video overlaying menu 64 1995
5,606,374 Video receiver display of menu overlaying video 121 1995
 
GATEWAY, INC. (2)
5,650,831 Adjustable power remote control drive 207 1995
5,675,390 Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display 274 1995
 
GOOGLE INC. (2)
5,696,905 System and method for providing merchant information and establishing links to merchants while presenting a movie 95 1995
5,793,964 Web browser system 242 1995
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
4,930,158 Selective video playing system 318 1988
4,930,160 Automatic censorship of video programs 272 1988
 
HBAC MATCHMAKER MEDIA INC. (2)
5,774,170 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers 512 1994
6,002,393 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers using direct commands 255 1995
 
HITACHI AMERICA, LTD. (2)
5,617,565 Broadcast interactive multimedia system 345 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 58 1998
 
HITACHI CONSUMER ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
5,936,679 Television receiver having multiple communication capabilities 53 1996
6,025,886 Scene-change-point detecting method and moving-picture editing/displaying method 40 1997
 
HUGHES ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (2)
5,635,989 Method and apparatus for sorting and searching a television program guide 316 1996
5,694,176 Method and apparatus for generating television program guides with category selection overlay 153 1996
 
INVIDI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (2)
5,515,098 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 382 1994
5,661,516 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network 299 1996
 
JUNO ONLINE SERVICES, INC. (2)
5,848,397 Method and apparatus for scheduling the presentation of messages to computer users 522 1996
6,014,502 Electronic mail system with advertising 150 1997
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (2)
5,170,388 Image/audio information recording/reproduction apparatus with built-in semiconductor memory 39 1990
5,867,227 Television receiver 50 1996
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
5,699,125 Electronic television program guide for a television system having two tuners 81 1995
5,917,481 Electronic television program guide with selective updating 104 1997
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (2)
4,694,490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 545 1981
4,704,725 Signal processing apparatus and methods 304 1986
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLISHING, INC. (2)
6,418,556 Electronic television program guide schedule system and method 114 1993
5,635,978 Electronic television program guide channel system and method 255 1994
 
NEWS VILLAGE L.L.C. (2)
5,918,014 Automated collaborative filtering in world wide web advertising 622 1996
5,790,426 Automated collaborative filtering system 262 1997
 
North American Philips Corporation (2)
5,233,423 Embedded commericals within a television receiver using an integrated electronic billboard 187 1990
5,432,561 System for automatically activating picture-in-picture when an auxiliary signal is detected 106 1994
 
PEAC Media Research, Inc. (2)
4,857,999 Video monitoring system 209 1988
5,374,951 Method and system for monitoring television viewing 225 1993
 
PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. (2)
5,233,654 Signal processing apparatus and methods 323 1992
5,335,277 Signal processing appparatus and methods 429 1993
 
PREVUE NETWORKS, INC. (2)
6,209,129 Passive television program guide system with local information 36 1998
2004/0194,138 Program guide system with targeted advertisements based on function buttons and non-programming options 57 2004
 
PRIME RESEARCH ALLIANCE E., INC., A CORPORATION OF BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (2)
2002/0083,439 System for rescheduling and inserting advertisements 121 2000
2005/0283,796 Method and system for addressable and program independent advertising during recorded programs 61 2005
 
Radio Telecom & Technology, Inc. (2)
4,750,036 Interactive television and data transmission system 233 1986
5,177,604 Interactive television and data transmission system 212 1988
 
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 129 1979
4,344,090 Television set with picture-storage means 123 1979
 
SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION, THE (2)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 575 1985
5,038,211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 561 1989
 
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT & LICENSING, LLC (2)
5,068,734 Apparatus for controlling a television receiver 80 1989
5,045,947 Television receiver having memory control for tune-by-label feature 148 1990
 
TECHNOLOGY RIGHTS LICENSING COMPANY, LLC (2)
5,099,319 Video information delivery method and apparatus 231 1989
5,283,639 Multiple media delivery network method and apparatus 349 1991
 
TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
4,748,618 Telecommunications interface 155 1986
5,842,010 Periodic wireless data broadcast 72 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 103 1994
5,583,563 Method and system for delivering an application in an interactive television network 159 1995
 
U S WEST TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5,602,596 Method for navigating a complex multimedia structure at an interactive user station 84 1994
5,752,159 Method for automatically collecting and delivering application event data in an interactive network 165 1995
 
VTRAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
4,890,320 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 214 1988
4,995,078 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 261 1989
 
1ST TELEPHONY LLC (1)
5,325,423 Interactive multimedia communication system 215 1992
 
3M COMPANY (1)
5,689,666 Method for handling obscured items on computer displays 70 1996
 
ACCESS CO., LTD. (1)
6,622,306 Internet television apparatus 39 1999
 
AD TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
4,772,882 Cursor controller user interface system 138 1986
 
ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
6,049,824 System and method for modifying an information signal in a telecommunications system 30 1997
 
Adexpress Company (1)
5,216,515 Addressable video feed system 92 1991
 
ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (1)
4,996,642 System and method for recommending items 383 1989
 
ALCATEL BELL-SDT S.A. (1)
4,413,281 Method for simultaneous teletext and analog signal transmission 116 1981
 
ALCATEL N.V. (1)
5,717,452 Interactive control system for multiservice installations including a television program distribution server and a PABX 116 1994
 
ALLEN PATTISELANNO (1)
5,121,476 TV data capture device 135 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 58 1994
 
ARACHNID, INC. (1)
6,191,780 Customizable multimedia segment structures 64 1998
 
ARRIS Group (1)
5,805,804 Method and apparatus for scalable, high bandwidth storage retrieval and transportation of multimedia data on a network 446 1997
 
ASPECT SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
5,640,577 Data processing system with automated at least partial forms completion 297 1995
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
5,206,722 Remote channel switching for video on demand service 134 1990
 
AUDIOHIGHWAY.COM (1)
5,572,442 System for distributing subscription and on-demand audio programming 339 1994
 
AVAYA TECHNOLOGY CORP. (1)
4,785,408 Method and apparatus for generating computer-controlled interactive voice services 289 1985
 
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,392,710 Graphical user interface for field-based definition of special effects in a video editing system 39 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 88 1996
 
Beam Laser Systems, Inc. (1)
4,814,883 Multiple input/output video switch for commerical insertion system 104 1988
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (1)
5,818,438 System and method for providing television services 218 1995
 
BORESHIRE FUND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,675,752 Interactive applications generator for an interactive presentation environment 301 1994
 
BORLAND SOFTWARE CORPORATION (1)
5,640,501 Development system and methods for visually creating goal oriented electronic form applications having decision trees 99 1993
 
BRITISH SKY BROADCASTING LIMITED (1)
2002/0042,918 Receivers for television signals 33 2001
 
CABLE SERVICE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5,424,770 Method and apparatus for automatic insertion of a television signal from a remote source 189 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 22 1984
 
CADTRAK CORPORATION (1)
4,812,834 Graphics display system with arbitrary overlapping viewports 78 1985
 
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1)
6,173,271 Television advertising automated billing system 59 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 251 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 695 1992
 
CILSTAR RESEARCH LLC (1)
5,311,423 Schedule management method 168 1991
 
COGENT TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
6,029,045 System and method for inserting local content into programming content 417 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 397 1996
 
COOPER UNION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND ART (1)
5,774,534 Context-based transactions using broadcast advertising 124 1997
 
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1)
4,425,581 System for overlaying a computer generated video signal on an NTSC video signal 197 1981
 
CUSTOMPLAY LLC (1)
5,610,653 Method and system for automatically tracking a zoomed video image 363 1995
 
Depromax Limited (1)
5,485,219 Electric service to record transmissions without recording commercials 110 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 34 1987
 
DIGITAL CHOICE OF TEXAS, L.L.C., A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,172,111 Stored media screening device 218 1989
 
ECHOSTAR ENGINEERING CORPORATION (1)
5,790,202 Integration of off-air and satellite TV tuners in a direct broadcast system 120 1996
 
EGuide, Inc. (1)
2002/0073,424 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information 84 2002
 
ELLIOT CAPITAL LLC (1)
5,664,111 Computerized, multimedia, network, real time, interactive marketing and transactional system 236 1994
 
ENRIVONMENTAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION (1)
5,557,721 Method and apparatus for display screens and coupons 194 1993
 
ENTRYPOINT, INC. (1)
5,740,549 Information and advertising distribution system and method 1291 1995
 
EON CORPORATION (1)
5,663,757 Software controlled multi-mode interactive TV systems 162 1991
 
ESPIAL, INC. (1)
5,819,019 System/method for recovering network resources in a distributed environment, via registered callbacks 140 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 174 1996
 
FIRSTPOINT CONTACT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
5,479,497 Automatic call distributor with programmable window display system and method 104 1994
 
GATEWAY 2000, INC. (1)
5,283,819 Computing and multimedia entertainment system 416 1991
 
GOLDFARB, ADOLPH (1)
6,388,714 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 234 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 53 1994
 
GREENBURG, BURTON L. (1)
4,547,804 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of commercial broadcast programs 394 1983
 
H-Renee, Incorporated (1)
4,992,940 System and method for automated selection of equipment for purchase through input of user desired specifications 1137 1989
 
HASHIMOTO CORPORATION (1)
4,745,549 Method of and apparatus for optimal scheduling of television programming to maximize customer satisfaction 161 1986
 
HEINRICH-HERTZ-INSTITUT FUR NACHRICHTENTECHNIK BERLIN GMBH (1)
4,290,142 Interactive cable television system 183 1979
 
Hybond, Inc. (1)
4,884,223 Dynamic force measurement system 88 1988
 
IMAGINATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED (1)
5,359,367 Personal computer with broadcast receiver on expansion board controlled by computer microprocessor 173 1992
 
INCPT ACQUISITION LLC (1)
5,999,912 Dynamic advertising scheduling, display, and tracking 238 1997
 
Independent Television Companies Association (1)
4,205,343 Television system transmitting enciphered data signals during field blanking interval 146 1976
 
INFORMATION BROADCASTING LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
6,546,556 Video clip identification system unusable for commercial cutting 63 1998
 
INFORMATION RESOURCES, INC. (1)
4,331,974 Cable television with controlled signal substitution 263 1980
 
INTELETEXT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,412,720 Interactive home information system 278 1992
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES VIDEO PREFERENCES 3 LLC (1)
5,410,344 Apparatus and method of selecting video programs based on viewers' preferences 498 1993
 
INTERACITIVE CHANNEL TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5,014,125 Television system for the interactive distribution of selectable video presentations 514 1989
 
INTERCAVLE NETWORK INC A CA CORP (1)
4,264,925 Interactive cable television system 279 1979
 
International Dynamics Corporation (1)
6,186,443 Airborne vehicle having deployable wing and control surface 34 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 130 1996
 
IRDETO ACCESS, INC. (1)
5,793,438 Electronic program guide with enhanced presentation 200 1996
 
ISURTTV (1)
6,421,067 Electronic programming guide 150 2000
 
ITI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,914,732 Electronic key with interactive graphic user interface 142 1989
 
ITVTRAX, LLC (1)
6,286,140 System and method for measuring and storing information pertaining to television viewer or user behavior 144 1997
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
4,963,994 VCR programmer 363 1990
 
K.K. VIDEO RESEARCH (1)
5,162,905 Automatic commercial message recognition and monitoring device 33 1991
 
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORP (1)
4,754,326 Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems 303 1983
 
KINGLITE HOLDINGS INC. (1)
5,929,849 Integration of dynamic universal resource locators with television presentations 416 1996
 
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (1)
6,405,371 Navigating through television programs 89 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 222 1980
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
5,570,295 System and method of capturing encoded data transmitted over a communications network in a video system 269 1994
 
MessagePhone, Inc. (1)
5,661,517 Interactive intelligent video information system 133 1996
 
Messager Partners (1)
5,838,314 Digital video services system with optional interactive advertisement capabilities 257 1996
 
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,945,988 Method and apparatus for automatically determining and dynamically updating user preferences in an entertainment system 354 1997
 
MICROWAVE FILTER COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,093,921 Initialization technique and apparatus for set top converters 142 1989
 
MIH TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS BV (1)
5,801,747 Method and apparatus for creating a television viewer profile 350 1996
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (1)
6,574,424 Method and apparatus for a randomizer for DVD video 36 1999
 
MOONBEAM L.L.C. (1)
5,245,420 CATV pay per view interdiction system 76 1990
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
5,062,060 Computer human interface comprising user-adjustable window for displaying or printing information 163 1989
 
MULTIMEDIA ADVENTURES (1)
6,014,137 Electronic kiosk authoring system 158 1997
 
MUSIC SEMICONDUCTORS CORPORATION (1)
4,228,543 Programmable television receiver controllers 162 1978
 
NCR CORPORATION (1)
6,253,203 Privacy-enhanced database 286 1998
 
NEW AMERICA PUBLICATIONS INC. (1)
6,016,141 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion 119 1997
 
New Product Development, Inc. (1)
6,075,551 Video promotion system with flexible local insertion capabilities 114 1997
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4,429,385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 328 1981
 
NIELSEN HOLDINGS N.V. (1)
5,574,962 Method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program including a sound signal 219 1994
 
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. (1)
4,677,466 Broadcast program identification method and apparatus 425 1985
 
NOBELTECH SYSTEMS AB (1)
4,477,830 Picture display arrangement 121 1982
 
NOKIA UNTERHALTUNGSELEKTRONIK (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH (1)
5,231,493 Video receiver with permanent electronic program journal 173 1990
 
NOVELL, INC. (1)
4,555,775 Dynamic generation and overlaying of graphic windows for multiple active program storage areas 274 1982
 
NOVOZYMES A/S (1)
6,660,503 Modification of polysaccharides by means of a phenol oxidizing enzyme 22 2001
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4,908,707 Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions 311 1988
 
ODS Technologies, L.P. (1)
5,830,068 Interactive wagering systems and processes 203 1995
 
OMEGA TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., A TEXAS CORP. (1)
4,203,130 Information displaying system 171 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 74 1997
 
OPTON CO., LTD. (1)
5,319,445 Hidden change distribution grating and use in 3D moire measurement sensors and CMM applications 73 1992
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION OF NORTH AMERICA (1)
5,659,366 Notification system for television receivers 136 1995
 
PARENTAL GUIDE COMPANY, L.L.C. (1)
4,888,796 Program material screening device 178 1987
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4,605,964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 307 1983
 
PATRICE D. GUYOT (1)
6,119,098 System and method for targeting and distributing advertisements over a distributed network 270 1997
 
PATTISELANNO, ALLEN (1)
4,894,789 TV data capture device 306 1988
 
PEERS, JOHN (1)
4,689,022 System for control of a video storage means by a programmed processor 184 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 141 1993
 
PREMIER RETAIL NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5,761,601 Video distribution of advertisements to businesses 211 1995
 
PROSERV OPERATIONS, INC. (1)
6,257,268 Pressure biased shuttle valve 34 2000
 
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. (1)
5,774,887 Customer service electronic form generating system 70 1992
 
RAYTHEON COMPANY (1)
5,582,364 Flyable folding fin 31 1991
 
RCA Corporation (1)
4,587,520 Cursor controlled page selection in a video display 114 1983
 
Readtronics (1)
4,937,821 Pipeline information delivery system 142 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 149 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 204 1989
 
RESPONSE REWARD SYSTEMS L.C. (1)
4,520,404 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 213 1982
 
RESPONSE REWARDS SYSTEMS, L.C. (1)
5,227,874 Method for measuring the effectiveness of stimuli on decisions of shoppers 614 1991
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (1)
4,488,179 Television viewing center system 436 1981
 
ROCKSTAR CONSORTIUM US LP (1)
6,098,065 Associative search engine 183 1997
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
4,496,976 Reduced memory graphics-to-raster scan converter 170 1982
 
RPX CORPORATION (1)
5,802,284 System and method using cover bundles to provide immediate feedback to a user in an interactive television environment 100 1995
 
S.F. IP PROPERTIES 19 LLC (1)
5,534,911 Virtual personal channel in a television system 356 1994
 
Samsung Co., Ltd. (1)
5,325,183 OSD circuit for displaying advertising picture data 53 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 157 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 84 1989
 
SARNOFF CORPORATION (1)
5,940,572 Integrated television and video cassette recorder system 62 1996
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
5,387,945 Video multiplexing system for superimposition of scalable video streams upon a background video data stream 41 1994
 
SILICON VALLEY BANK (1)
5,768,528 Client-server system for delivery of online information 461 1996
 
Sophisticated Circuits, Inc. (1)
5,347,167 Power controller using keyboard and computer interface 78 1992
 
SOUNDVIEW TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (1)
4,554,584 Video and audio blanking system 163 1983
 
SOVERAIN SOFTWARE LLC (1)
5,715,314 Network sales system 1134 1994
 
Star Sight (1)
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 220 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 130 1996
 
Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radio Recepteurs et Televiseurs (SCART) (1)
4,337,480 Dynamic audio-video interconnection system 186 1980
 
TATA AMERICA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (1)
6,357,042 Method and apparatus for multiplexing separately-authored metadata for insertion into a video data stream 239 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 320 1994
 
TECHNOLOGY LICENSING CORPORATION (1)
5,072,412 User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing display system objects 466 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 137 1990
 
TENCOR INSTRUMENTS (1)
4,873,623 Process control interface with simultaneously displayed three level dynamic menu 141 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 65 1991
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (1)
6,163,316 Electronic programming system and method 236 1997
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (1)
4,935,865 Computer controlled electropolishing system 75 1988
 
THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SALES GMBH (1)
5,650,826 Method for decoding image/sound data contained inteletext data of a digital television signal 66 1995
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
7,028,326 Method and interface for linking terms in an electronic message to program information 22 1999
 
THOMSON MULTIMEDIA (1)
6,091,883 Method and device for recording and reading on a large-capacity medium 143 1996
 
TIAN SOFTWARE INC. (1)
5,636,346 Method and system for selectively targeting advertisements and programming 468 1994
 
TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
5,850,218 Inter-active program guide with default selection control 707 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 148 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 197 1996
 
TITAN CORPORATION, THE (1)
4,908,859 Receiver access interface to service components in television channel 115 1988
 
TOCOM, INC. (1)
4,536,791 Addressable cable television control system with video format data transmission 338 1984
 
TV GUIDE MAGAZINE GROUP, INC. (1)
5,559,548 System and method for generating an information display schedule for an electronic program guide 324 1994
 
TV GUIDE NETWORKS, INC. (1)
6,061,097 Interactive television program guide with selectable non-program options 103 1997
 
TV GUIDE ON SCREEN (1)
5,253,066 TV recording and viewing control system 541 1991
 
TV GUIDE ONLINE, LLC (1)
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