06865746 is referenced by 189 patents and cites 93 patents.

A system for searching for programs is provided. The system may provide the user with an opportunity to indicate an interest in a given program. The system may provide the user with an opportunity to request that the system locate programs that are related to the given program in which the user has indicated an interest. The system may locate program listings that are related to the given program. The located program listings may be related to the given program based on attributes of the given program. The system may display a list of located listings and allow the user to select listings from the list. The system may tune to a program selected from the list, may display an information display screen for a program selected from the list, etc. The system may provide the user with an opportunity to configure and save search parameters. The system may sort related program listings based on the attributes of the given program. The system may provide the user with the opportunity to retrieve saved searches to locate currently available program listings and the opportunity to delete a saved search, rename, a saved search, receive automatic notifications of programs matching a saved search, etc.

Title
Electronic program guide with related-program search feature
Application Number
9/451612
Publication Number
6865746 (B1)
Application Date
November 30, 1999
Publication Date
March 8, 2005
Inventor
Michael D Ellis
Boulder
CO, US
W Benjamin Herrington
Tulsa
OK, US
Agent
Fish & Neave
Assignee
United Video Properties
OK, US
IPC
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