06323911 is referenced by 370 patents and cites 52 patents.

A television schedule system and method for displaying television schedule information on a television screen includes a program guide having a schedule information area that depicts the programs that are being presented on each channel at each time during the day. An input device allows the viewer to browse through the schedule information area and/or obtain more information about programs of particular interest. In one aspect, the viewer may watch a program on the currently-tuned channel, while browsing through the other channels on a portion of the television screen. In another aspect, the viewer may watch programs currently being shown on the television, while he or she browses through the program guide. In yet another aspect, the system includes a database, a processor and associated software for automatically customizing the television schedule guide to an individual viewer or a group of viewers, e.g., a family, to facilitate use of the television schedule.

Title
System and method for using television schedule information
Application Number
8/847726
Publication Number
6323911 (B1)
Application Date
April 28, 1997
Publication Date
November 27, 2001
Inventor
Molly K King
Fremont
CA, US
Theresa Alba
Fremont
CA, US
Keith Hunwick
Mountain View
CA, US
David M Folker
Fremont
CA, US
James J Leftwich
Palo Alto
CA, US
Steven M Schein
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Christie Parker & Hale
US
Assignee
Starsight Telecast
CA, US
IPC
H04N 11/00
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