US Patent No: 7,971,222

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Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders

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An interactive television system is provided in which an interactive television application is used to support network-based or local personal video recorder capabilities. A user may use this application to view lists of program listings. The user may select a program listing of interest. The interactive television application may allow the user to set a reminder for the selected program at the scheduled broadcast time. This application may also allow the user to set a reminder for the selected program at a later time at which the program is not scheduled to be broadcast. The user may be provided with a reminder at this later time. In response, the user may direct the network-based or local personal video recorder to play back the program or may defer the reminder again. The interactive television application may collect information on program usage and popularity to determine how long to retain certain programming.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
ROVI GUIDES, INC.RADNOR, PA270

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ellis, Michael D Boulder, CO 555 13200

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5,654,886 Multimedia outdoor information system 242 1995
 
LOGAN, JAMES (1)
RE36801 Time delayed digital video system using concurrent recording and playback 193 1996
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (2)
5,699,125 Electronic television program guide for a television system having two tuners 115 1995
5,917,481 Electronic television program guide with selective updating 136 1997
 
Star Sight (1)
6,263,501 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 304 1999
 
SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION, THE (2)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 654 1985
5,038,211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 654 1989
 
SASKTEL (1)
5,172,413 Secure hierarchial video delivery system and method 619 1990
 
UNISYS CORPORATION (1)
5,583,561 Multi-cast digital video data server using synchronization groups 395 1994
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4,605,964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 366 1983
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (5)
4,435,842 Programmable channel selecting apparatus 37 1982
4,593,414 Programable channel selecting system 32 1983
4,899,370 Remote control apparatus for electronic equipment 197 1988
5,517,254 Program table displaying apparatus 142 1994
6,020,880 Method and apparatus for providing electronic program guide information from a single electronic program guide server 131 1997
 
AT&T CORP. (2)
5,778,182 Usage management system 350 1995
6,289,346 Apparatus and method for a bookmarking system 149 1998
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
T-MOBILE USA, INC. (15)
8,255,281 Service management system that enables subscriber-driven changes to service plans 6 2006
8,893,025 Generating group based information displays via template information 0 2009
8,577,350 Managing communications utilizing communication categories 0 2009
8,548,448 Managing communications utilizing communication categories 0 2009
8,370,769 Variable path management of user contacts 2 2009
8,370,770 Variable path management of user contacts 6 2009
8,359,548 Managing subset of user contacts 1 2009
8,893,041 Preferred contact group centric interface 0 2009
8,826,160 Preferred contact group centric interface 0 2009
8,775,956 Preferred contact group centric interface 2 2009
8,595,649 Preferred contact group centric interface 25 2009
D673973 Portion of a display screen with a user interface 3 2011
D661312 Display screen portion with user interface 11 2011
D670309 Portion of a display screen with a user interface 4 2011
8,954,891 Preferred contact group centric interface 0 2013
 
AT&T KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (1)
* 2009/0300,695 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF IDENTIFYING EVENTS SCHEDULED AT A MEDIA RECORDER 3 2008
 
TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC (2)
8,910,221 Technique for providing programming content through a communications network having limited bandwidth 0 2003
* 2003/0217,365 Technique for providing programming content through a communications network having limited bandwidth 89 2003
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