07487529 is referenced by 161 patents and cites 891 patents.

In one embodiment, informational messages about the program or channel to which a television receiver is tuned and advertising messages are displayed simultaneously with the current television program. In another embodiment, an EPG is displayed in a composite with an advertising message. Before such display, the microprocessor substitutes a transparency value for the stored background color value used to display the EPG alone in the conventional fashion on a background of a solid color or colors.

Title
Electronic program guide system with advertising messages in pop-ups
Application Number
9/555551
Publication Number
7487529 (B1)
Application Date
December 1, 1998
Publication Date
February 3, 2009
Inventor
Jonathan B Orlick
Livermore
CA, US
Agent
Ropes & Gray
Assignee
Starsight Telecast
CA, US
IPC
H04N 5/445
G06F 3/00
G06F 13/00
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