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Michael D Ellis, Thomas R Lemmons, William L Thomas: Client-server electronic program guide. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, May 24, 2005: US06898762 (387 worldwide citation)

A client-server interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide client is implemented on user television equipment. The interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to define expressions that are processed by the program gui ...


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Franklin E Boyer, Mark A Regouby, Timothy B Demers: On-line schedule system with personalization features. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, Paul Leblond, January 16, 2007: US07165098 (356 worldwide citation)

An on-line scheduling application allows users to personalize how television-related, entertainment-related, and social event related information is provided. Users may select one or more sources from which the information is obtained. Users may set up a date book that is also used as a source. User ...


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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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Todd Allen Berg, William J Swanson, Jerry Grudem: Artificial heart valve attachment apparatus and methods. St Jude Medical ATG, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, Joel Weiss, Hong Lin, December 12, 2006: US07147663 (227 worldwide citation)

Heart valve attachment apparatus and methods that significantly reduce attachment times are provided. The apparatus and methods utilize a connector band to form an interface between a uni-directional valve and a tissue annulus. The connector band is secured to the tissue annulus by retention fingers ...


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Todd A Berg, Jeffrey G Torborg: Methods and apparatus for improving the function of biological passages. Torax Medical, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, Robert R Jackson, Hong S Lin, November 1, 2005: US06960233 (204 worldwide citation)

Several methods and apparatus are available for treating patients that suffer from both gastro-esophageal reflux disorder and hiatal hernias. In order to treat these patients, an endoscopic probe may be used to push the herniated stomach below the diaphragm. In some embodiments, a two-part stent com ...


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Michael D Ellis, Thomas R Lemmons, William L Thomas: Client-server electronic program guide. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, June 20, 2006: US07065709 (167 worldwide citation)

A client-server interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide client is implemented on user television equipment. The interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to define expressions that are processed by the program gui ...


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M Scott Reichardt: Electronic program guide with graphic program listings. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, August 30, 2005: US06938208 (159 worldwide citation)

Electronic program guides in which program listings may be graphically presented and in which sponsors and celebrities of those programs may be identified are provided. The electronic programs guides may be passive television program guides, interactive television program guides, and/or on-line tele ...


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Gerald E Bennington, George Backer, Shawn Green, Bill Cooper, David Spell, Rosetta Rogers, Bruce Davis, Michael Morris: Electronic television program guide schedule system and method. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, Paul Leblond, May 29, 2007: US07225455 (144 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for using an electronic program guide application to access a non-program guide application. The electronic program guide application provides a program guide display from which a user can access the non-program guide application. The electronic program guide applica ...


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James J Fallon, John Buck, Paul F Pickel, Stephen J McEerlain: Systems and methods for accelerated loading of operating systems and application programs. Realtime Data, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, February 20, 2007: US07181608 (124 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for accelerated loading of operating system and application programs upon system boot or application launch. In one aspect, a method for providing accelerated loading of an operating system includes maintaining a list of boot data used for booting a computer system, ...


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Theresa A Alba, Marcia A Casement, William De Stein, David Folker, Keith W Hunwick, Kenneth D Johnson: Television control interface with electronic guide. Starsight Telecast, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, June 13, 2006: US07062777 (115 worldwide citation)

An on-screen menu method and system for controlling the functions of integrated electronic devices and a television schedule system and method for displaying television schedule information on a television screen includes a program guide having a schedule information area that depicts the programs t ...