05731844 is referenced by 270 patents and cites 7 patents.

A computer method and system for providing a user with efficient selection of a television program to view or record. The method provides concurrent display of a television schedule with a graphic description and a textual description of the television program currently selected by the user from the displayed television schedule. The displayed television schedule comprises a schedule layout displayed to the user on a screen display. The schedule layout includes a number of program names arranged in an adaptively learned order based on the frequency of the user's previous selections. Each time a program name is selected by the user, the graphic description and the textual description of the television program represented by the selected program name are displayed concurrently with the adaptively ordered schedule layout. Thus, the user can select a television program perceptively and without delay.

Title
Television scheduling system for displaying a grid representing scheduled layout and selecting a programming parameter for display or recording
Application Number
241743
Publication Number
5731844
Application Date
August 13, 1996
Publication Date
March 24, 1998
Inventor
Edwin Thorne III
Seattle
WA, US
Nathan Paul Myhrvold
Bellevue
WA, US
Gregory Riker
Woodinville
WA, US
Adam Christopher Rauch
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Seed and Berry
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04N 5/44
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