07676138 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 49 patents.

A television receiving system displays an advertisement for a future television program. If the future television program is identified as recordable, the system also displays an option to set a reminder for the advertised program and/or an option to record the advertised program on a video recorder. If a viewer of the advertisement selects the reminder option, then a reminder is programmed in the system. If the viewer selects the record option, then the system automatically programs the video recorder to record the advertised program. If the viewer has established an interactive session during a television advertisement, and has not completed the interactive session when the advertisement ends, then the current television program is paused until the interactive session is completed.

Title
Television program pause for interactive sessions
Application Number
11/115676
Publication Number
7676138 (B2)
Application Date
April 27, 2005
Publication Date
March 9, 2010
Inventor
John R Matheny
San Francisco
CA, US
Sharon F Glusker
Belmont
CA, US
Daniel J Zigmond
Menlo Park
CA, US
Timothy F Park
Menlo Park
CA, US
Dean J Blackketter
San Francisco
CA, US
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04N 5/78
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