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Frank A Lawler, Joseph H Matthews III: Program time guide. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, December 17, 1996: US05585838 (692 worldwide citation)

A program time guide for an interactive viewing system allows a user to control the time and channels for which program information is displayed. The user can navigate through the program time guide to identify and select desired programs. The program time guide displays information for various type ...


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Frank A Lawler, Joseph H Matthews III: System and method for automatically recording programs in an interactive viewing system. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, September 8, 1998: US05805763 (600 worldwide citation)

A program recording system is provided to allow a user of an interactive viewing system to record a preselected program. The interactive viewing system includes at least one program guide that allows user selection of a program for recording. In response to the user selection, the system sets a reco ...


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Frank A Lawler: Automated selective programming guide. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Cambell Leigh & Whinston, May 26, 1998: US05758259 (472 worldwide citation)

This method includes a method of identifying for a selected viewer a preferred program available from an interactive television or televideo (IT) system at a selected time. The IT system establishes for each viewer a database or table of viewer preferences representing the particular characteristics ...


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Frank A Lawler, Joseph H Matthews III: Program reminder system. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, December 16, 1997: US05699107 (439 worldwide citation)

A program reminder system is provided to remind a user of an interactive viewing system when a preselected program is available. The interactive viewing system includes at least one program guide that allows user selection of a program for which a reminder is to be set. When a reminder has been set, ...


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Phivos C Aristides, Brian D Crites, Robert M Hohman, Frank A Lawler: System and method for displaying program listings in an interactive electronic program guide. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 13, 1997: US05630119 (368 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is an interactive entertainment distribution network including a headend which is connected to provide programs to a plurality of user interface units in individual homes. The user interface units are configured to run electronic program guides for displaying available programs cate ...


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Frank A Lawler, Joseph H Matthews III: Interactive program summary panel. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leight & Whinston, May 25, 1999: US05907323 (306 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a method of displaying for a viewer summary information relating to programming available on an interactive television or televideo system. In a preferred embodiment, the method includes obtaining a user selection indication corresponding to a scheduled program selecte ...


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Frank A Lawler, Joseph H Mathews III: Interactive program summary panel. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman, March 15, 2005: US06868551 (148 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a method of displaying for a viewer summary information relating to programming available on an interactive television or televideo system. In a preferred embodiment, the method includes obtaining a user selection indication corresponding to a scheduled program selecte ...


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Frank A Lawler: Resource allocation method for interactive televideo system. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, May 18, 1999: US05905522 (145 worldwide citation)

The present invention includes a method of delivering programming over an interactive television or televideo (IT) system. The IT system includes a central control node that delivers programming to multiple subscribers or viewers. Each viewer has a video display set (e.g., a television receiver) and ...


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Frank A Lawler: Automatically associating archived multimedia content with current textual content. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 18, 1999: US05905981 (75 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a system that draws from an archive of media objects to associate appropriate media objects with current news articles. The media object archive includes an index having an entry for each media object. The index associates a set of one or more keywords with each media object, and ...


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Frank A Lawler: Automatically associating archived multimedia content with current textual content. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, February 27, 2001: US06195655 (13 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a system that draws from an archive of media objects to associate appropriate media objects with current news articles. The media object archive includes an index having an entry for each media object. The index associates a set of one or more keywords with each media object, and ...