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Brian L Klosterman: Method and apparatus for merging television program schedule information received from multiple television schedule information sources. StarSight Telecast Incorporated, David G Townsend and Townsend and Crew Beck, August 27, 1996: US05550576 (536 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a scheme for merging television schedule information received from multiple sources (26, 28, 30 and 34). In the preferred embodiment, a microprocessor (36) mixes and sorts the schedule information received from multiple source devices (26, 28, 30 or 34). The schedule i ...


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Brian Lee Klosterman: Merging multi-source information in a television system. Starsight Telecast Incorporated, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, November 4, 1997: US05684525 (380 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a scheme for merging television schedule information received from multiple sources (26, 28, 30 and 34). In the preferred embodiment, a microprocessor (36) mixes and sorts the schedule information received from multiple source devices (26, 28, 30 or 34). The schedule i ...


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Kenneth Alan Milnes, Jeffrey J Kochy, Constantine Sokolik, Henry Perkins III: Automatic time set in a television system. Starsight Telecast Incorporated, Christie Parker & Hale, September 22, 1998: US05812205 (270 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for automatically setting the time in a peripheral device (170) in a television system (10). In the preferred embodiment, a datastream (300) with packets of data (310-313) is broadcast to the peripheral device (170). A time value (400) within the ...


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Schein Steven Michael, O Brien Sean Andrew, Klosterman Brian Lee, Milnes Kenneth Alan: Systemes dinformation sur les programmes de television et procedes correspondants, Systems and methods for providing television schedule information. Starsight Telecast Incorporated, Starsight Telecast Incorporated, FETHERSTONHAUGH & CO, April 10, 1997: CA2232003 (32 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule information can be displayed ...


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Roop John H, Ebright Alan R, Kochy Jeffrey J, Warden David P, Sokolik Konstantine, Alegiani Giambattista A: Systeme et procede de transmission et dutilisation dinformations relatives aux programmes de television, Television schedule information transmission and utilization system and process. Starsight Telecast Incorporated, Starsight Telecast Incorporated, FETHERSTONHAUGH & CO, November 16, 1995: CA2189454 (5 worldwide citation)

Television schedule information transmission and utilization systems (50A-50D) t ransmit TV schedule data and associated network control messages provided by computer (54) as packets via the Video Blanking Int erval (VBI) lines in the TV signal from various television program providers (51). This da ...


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Schein Steven M, Warden David P, King Molly K, Alba Theresa A, Russman Robert E: Systeme de programmation de la television et son fonctionnement, Television schedule system and method of operation. Starsight Telecast Incorporated, Starsight Telecast Incorporated, FETHERSTONHAUGH & CO, December 18, 1997: CA2256691 (5 worldwide citation)

An improved television guide system (10). According to one embodiment of the invention, television guide information is provided that includes multiple occurrences of a single show. The guide system (10) of the present invention allows the user to identify a show and, thereafter, identify when the i ...


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Brian Lee Klosterman: Multi-source switching in a television system. Starsight Telecast Incorporated, Ropes & Gray, April 16, 2013: US08424040 (3 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a tuning scheme for coordinating schedule information and programs received from multiple sources (26, 28, 30 and 34). In the preferred embodiment, an identifier associated with the program's channel (52) is used to identify a source device (26, 28, 30 or 34). When a u ...


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Schein Steven, Leftwich James, Folker David, Hunwick Keith, Alba Theresa: System and method for using television schedule information. Starsight Telecast Incorporated, February 1, 1999: TW351905 (3 worldwide citation)

A television schedule system for displaying television schedule information on a television screen includes a program guide having a schedule information area that depicts the programs that are being presented on each channel at each time, the schedule system comprises: a browse window through the s ...


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Brian Lee Klosterman: Multi-source switching in a television system. Starsight Telecast Incorporated, Ropes & Gray, September 11, 2012: US08266655 (2 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a tuning scheme for coordinating schedule information and programs received from multiple sources (26, 28, 30 and 34). In the preferred embodiment, an identifier associated with the program's channel (52) is used to identify a source device (26, 28, 30 or 34). When a u ...


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Marcy Casement, Andrew Burgess, David Folker: Television schedule system with access control. Starsight Telecast Incorporated, Ropes & Gray, August 14, 2012: US08245250 (1 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a television schedule system with a user interface which allows a user to control access to television programs by time, rating, content, and/or channel. Furthermore, the user may set a limit on pay-per-view (PPV) spending to limit the purchase of PPV programs.