05986650 is referenced by 235 patents and cites 10 patents.

An electronic program schedule system which utilizes a receiver for receiving broadcast, satellite or cablecast television programs for a plurality of television channels and a tuner for tuning a television receiver to a selected one of the plurality of channels. A data processor receives and stores in a memory television program schedule information for a plurality of television programs to appear on the plurality of television channels. A user control apparatus, such as a remote controller, is utilized by a viewer to choose user control commands and transmit signals in response to the data processor which receives the signals in response to user control commands. A television receiver is used to display the television programs and television program schedule information. A video display generator receives video control commands from the data processor and program schedule information from the memory and displays a portion of the program schedule information in overlaying relationship with a television program appearing on a television channel in at least one mode of operation of the television programming guide. The data processor controls the video display generator with video control commands, issued in response to the user control commands, to display program schedule information for any chosen one of the plurality of television programs in overlaying relationship with at least one television program then appearing on any chosen one of the plurality of channels on the television receiver. The system includes a scan feature to permit the user to scan program schedule listings for multiple programs in any of the operational modes of the system with the issuance of a single user control command.

Title
Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with scan feature
Application Number
8/675082
Publication Number
5986650
Application Date
July 3, 1996
Publication Date
November 16, 1999
Inventor
Edward Bruce Knudson
Littleton
CO, US
Bruce Davis
Greenwood Village
CO, US
Michael Dean Ellis
Boulder
CO, US
Agent
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Assignee
Telecommunications of Colorado
CO, US
News America Publications
NY, US
IPC
H04N 5/445
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