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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 (1911 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, Daniel S Kwoh, Roy J Mankovitz, Elsie Leung: Method and system for simultaneously displaying a television program and information about the program. E Guide, Christie Parker & Hale, May 29, 2001: US06239794 (411 worldwide citation)

A television viewer uses a PIP format for display of program related information such as television program listings from a program schedule data base in the background and moving, real time or stored video clip images of a program selected from the displayed listings in the PIP window. All the text ...


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Henry C Yuen, Daniel S Kwoh: Apparatus and method using compressed codes for television program record scheduling. Gemstar Development Corporation, Christie Parker & Hale, April 26, 1994: US05307173 (392 worldwide citation)

Encoded video recorder/player timer preprogramming information listed in a television calendar allows a timer preprogramming feature on a video cassette recorder VCR to be programmed using a compressed code of as few as 1 to 8 digits, which are decoded by a decoder built into a television to convert ...


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Henry C Yuen, Daniel S Kwoh: Apparatus and method for tracking the playing of VCR programs. Christie Parker & Hale, January 30, 1996: US05488409 (374 worldwide citation)

A video tape player monitors the selection habits of a viewer selecting from a plurality of video tapes. Each video tape contains a plurality of programs. A first type of video tape has a title information symbol contained in a predetermined interval of the tape, e.g. the vertical blanking interval, ...


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Roy J Mankovitz, Henry C Yuen: Method and apparatus for portable storage and use of data transmitted by television signal. Christie Parker & Hale, June 4, 1996: US05523794 (293 worldwide citation)

Decoding of data included in the vertical blanking interval of a television transmission signal and storage of the decoded data on a portable data coupon allows unavailable ease of use of commercial discounts, manufactures coupons, and other cost saving devices. The portable data coupon incorporates ...


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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 (269 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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Roy J Mankovitz, Henry C Yuen: System and method for automatically recording television programs in television systems with tuners external to video recorders. Gemstar Developement Corporation, Christie Parker & Hale, May 7, 1996: US05515173 (234 worldwide citation)

A system capable of automatically recording television programs broadcast on different cable television channels. The system includes a cable box, a video recorder and a cable programmer. The consumer enters sets of channel, date, time-of-day and length commands ("CDTL information") or compressed co ...


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Henry C Yuen, Daniel S Kwoh: Apparatus and methods for using compressed codes for monitoring television program viewing. Gemstar Development Corporation, Christie Parker & Hale, July 2, 1996: US05532732 (221 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for television audience monitoring includes an apparatus and method for determining that a television is turned on. Compressed codes, each representative of, and compressed in length from, the combination of a channel and a time-of-day for a program are retrieved from a telev ...


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Henry C Yuen, Roy J Mankovitz, Daniel S Kwoh, Elsie Y Leung: Method and apparatus for transmitting, storing, and processing electronic program guide data for on-screen display. Gemstar Development Corporation, Christie Parker & Hale, November 5, 2002: US06477705 (210 worldwide citation)

A television viewer uses a PIP format for display of program related information such as television program listings from a program schedule data base in the background and moving, real time images of a program selected from the displayed listings in the PIP window. All the text of the background in ...


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Henry C Yuen, Daniel S Kwoh, Roy J Mankovitz, Elsie Y Leung: Database for use in method and apparatus for displaying television programs and related text. Christie Parker & Hale, February 22, 2000: US06028599 (206 worldwide citation)

A database consisting of inventive data structures is used to facilitate the creation of electronic program guides when used with a television program schedule system. The database is periodically updated with television program schedule information and is interrogated by a schedule system in order ...