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Ronald Alexander, Stephen Dias, Kenneth S Hancock, Elsie Y Leung, Douglas Macrae, Arthur Y Ng, Shawn O&apos Neil, Peter Christopher Schoaff, Jonathon Sutton, Thomas Edward Ward III, Thomas Westberg, Henry C Yuen: Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information. Index Systems, Christie Parker & Hale, January 23, 2001: US06177931 (1969 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an improvement over previous Electronic Programming Guides (“EPG”) in that it provides, among other things: Improved viewer interaction capabilities with the EPG; improved viewer control of video recording of future-scheduled programming; improved features to the EPG display ...


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Henry C Yuen: Smart agent based on habit, statistical inference and psycho-demographic profiling. Index Systems, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, February 21, 2006: US07003792 (276 worldwide citation)

A smart agent (SA) is provided which resides locally in a local client device and by iterative means integrates the habit, statistics and psycho-demographic information of a user to infer the user's preferences. The SA may also utilize the preferences to filter information delivered to the local dev ...


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Henry C Yuen: Television on/off detector for use in a video cassette recorder. Index Systems, Christie Parker & Hale, August 19, 1997: US05659367 (204 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for providing a television guide includes a device for detecting whether a television is off, a device for switching a signal output from a first television signal source to a second television signal source, if television guide data is not contained in the signal output from the first ...


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Daniel S Kwoh, Roy J Mankovitz: Apparatus and method for allowing rating level control of the viewing of a program. Index Systems, Christie Parker & Hale, September 5, 2000: US06115057 (173 worldwide citation)

An apparatus is provided for allowing rating level control of the viewing of a program. The apparatus includes a device for entering a desired rating level for controlling the viewing of a program, a device for extracting rating data from a program video segment, the rating data indicating a rating ...


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Henry C Yuen: Method for selectively playing back programs recorded on a video tape. Index Systems, Christie Parker & Hale, April 15, 1997: US05621579 (161 worldwide citation)

A frame of the video being recorded or previously recorded on tape is captured and stored for use at the time of displaying the directory of programs stored on the tape.


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Henry C Yuen, Roy J Mankovitz, Daniel S Kwoh, Elsie Y Leung: Combination of VCR index and EPG. Index Systems, Christie Parker & Hale, November 14, 2000: US06147715 (158 worldwide citation)

A television system has a television viewing mode (50) and a guide mode (56, 58). The guide mode includes an electronic program guide (EPG), which provides the viewer program information for tuned programs, and a tape index guide (TIG), which provides information for programs recorded on a video cas ...


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Douglas B Macrae, Thomas E Westberg: Systems and methods for capturing and storing an advertisement-related video clip. Index Systems, Ropes & Gray, July 29, 2014: US08793742 (148 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, the present invention is a t-commerce platform, which is linked to the content from a video signal that the user is currently watching. At some point during the broadcast of the content, a close-up of the product is shown. Simultaneous with this, a VBI-based trigger is added to th ...


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Henry C Yuen, Daniel S Kwoh, Roy J Mankovitz, Carl Hindman, Hing Y Ngai, Yee Kong Ng, Elsie Y Leung: Enhancing operations of video tape cassette players. Index Systems, Christie Parker & Hale, July 18, 2000: US06091884 (146 worldwide citation)

Operation of a video cassette player is facilitated by providing a VBI decoder which decodes information, such as title, channel, date, time and length of broadcast programs and utilizing the information in providing directory of the programs as well as control of the VCR. The video cassette player ...


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Yee Kong Ng: Identifier generation and remote programming for individually addressable video cassette recorders. Index Systems, Christie Parker & Hale, May 2, 2000: US06058238 (144 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for controlling recording of video programs. In one embodiment an apparatus for controlling the recording of video programs includes a device for retrieving a recorder identifier and recorder programming data from a television signal received from a television sign ...


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Douglas Macrae, Henry Yuen: Method and system for displaying targeted advertisements in an electronic program guide. Index Systems, Brian E Mack, Ropes & Gray, February 5, 2008: US07328450 (143 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an improvement over previous Electronic Programming Guides (“EPG”) in that it provides, among other things: Improved viewer interaction capabilities with the EPG; improved viewer control of video recording of future-scheduled programming; improved features to the EPG display ...