Electronic television program guide schedule system and method

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7398541
APP PUB NO 20030115599A1
SERIAL NO

10346266

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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, OK31

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Backer, George Littleton, CO 11 1043
Bennington, Gerald E Boulder, CO 9 499
Cooper, Bill Littleton, CO 12 1045
Davis, Bruce Tualatin, OR 57 7194
Green, Shawn Littleton, CO 13 1045
Morris, Michael Downington, PA 74 2424
Rogers, Rosetta Parker, CO 10 951
Spell, David San Diego, CA 4 292

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6078348 Television schedule system with enhanced features 298 1997
6118492 Guide system and method of operation 183 1997
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6275268 Electronic television program guide with remote product ordering 326 1999
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