07665109 is referenced by 73 patents and cites 152 patents.

An electronic programming guide (EPG) resides in a user interface unit memory and is executable on the processor of the user interface unit to organize programming information that is descriptive of the programs supplied over an interactive entertainment system. The EPG supports a user interface (UI) which visually correlates programs titles to scheduled viewing times. A hyperlink browser also resides in memory and is executable on the processor. One or more hyperlinks, which reference target resources containing interactive content related to the video programs, are integrated as part of the EPG UI. When a viewer activates a hyperlink within the EPG, the user interface unit launches the browser to activate the target resource specified by the hyperlink. The instruction might cause the visual display unit to tune to the program or channel represented by the particular label, or to initiate procedures to record the program when it begins playing, or to jump to a related target resource, such as a Web site.

Title
Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources
Application Number
10/620254
Publication Number
7665109 (B2)
Application Date
July 15, 2003
Publication Date
February 16, 2010
Inventor
David S Byrne
Seattle
WA, US
James O Robarts
Redmond
WA, US
Frank Lawler
Seattle
WA, US
Joseph H Matthews III
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04N 7/173
H04N 5/445
G06F 13/00
G06F 3/00
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