06263501 is referenced by 403 patents and cites 31 patents.

The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule information can be displayed on a variety of viewer interfaces, such as television screens, computer monitors, PCTV screens and the like. The television schedule information may be stored on the viewer's computer, television, PCTV, or a remote server (e.g., a website), or the television schedule information may be downloaded from a remote database to the viewer's computer, television or PCTV.

Title
Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters
Application Number
9/416161
Publication Number
6263501 (B1)
Application Date
October 11, 1999
Publication Date
July 17, 2001
Inventor
Susan Broughton
Tracy
CA, US
James Jay Leftwich
Palo Alto
CA, US
Sean A O&apos Brien
Pleasanton
CA, US
Steven M Schein
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Christie Parker & Hale
US
Assignee
Star Sight
CA, US
IPC
H04N 5/445
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