05867226 is referenced by 295 patents and cites 9 patents.

In a television system in which at least program title information for programs which are to be transmitted in the future is transmitted in advance to form a channel guide listing, apparatus is provided for searching for specific television programs which satisfy certain criteria concerning a user's viewing preferences, and upon successful conclusion to the search, the apparatus generates a list of such television programs in order to predict for the viewer certain programs which may be of interest. In a first embodiment of the invention the apparatus stores information about the particular television shows which the user watches, as search criteria. In a second embodiment of the invention the search criteria is editable by the viewer to further refine the searches.

Title
Scheduler employing a predictive agent for use in a television receiver
Application Number
8/573113
Publication Number
5867226
Application Date
December 15, 1995
Publication Date
February 2, 1999
Inventor
Megan Louise Brown
Carmel
IN, US
Hugh Boyd Morrison
Indianapolis
IN, US
Sheila Renee Crosby
Carmel
IN, US
Robert Howard Miller
Indianapolis
IN, US
Jeffrey Philip Reavis
Indianapolis
IN, US
Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer
Fishers
IN, US
Agent
Frank Y Liao
Peter M Emanuel
Joseph S Tripoli
Assignee
Thomson Consumer Electronics
IN, US
IPC
H04N 7/16
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