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Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, Jeffrey Philip Reavis, Robert Howard Miller, Sheila Renee Crosby, Hugh Boyd Morrison, Megan Louise Brown: Scheduler employing a predictive agent for use in a television receiver. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Frank Y Liao, February 2, 1999: US05867226 (295 worldwide citation)

In a television system in which at least program title information for programs which are to be transmitted in the future is transmitted in advance to form a channel guide listing, apparatus is provided for searching for specific television programs which satisfy certain criteria concerning a user's ...


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Kenneth Wayne Maze, Jeffrey Philip Reavis, Robert Howard Miller, Sheila Renee Crosby, Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, Hugh Boyd Morrison, Megan Louise Brown: Scheduler apparatus employing a gopher agent. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Frank Y Liao, April 10, 2001: US06216264 (232 worldwide citation)

In a television system in which at least program title information for programs which are to be transmitted in the future is transmitted in advance to form a channel guide listing, apparatus is provided for searching the listing for specific user-entered information, and upon successful conclusion t ...


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Hugh Boyd Morrison: HD to SD guide converter for electronic television schedule system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Frank Y Liao, May 4, 1999: US05900915 (70 worldwide citation)

An Electronic Program Guide (EPG) system is disclosed which accommodates a mix of high definition television (HDTV) and standard definition television (SDTV) EPG display formats. Viewers can toggle from cell to cell of an EPG display using a navigation system such as a remote control highlighting pr ...


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James Edwin Hailey, Michael Wayne Johnson, Hugh Boyd Morrison, Robert Joseph Logan, Robert Skipworth Comer, Sheila Renee Crosby: System for automatically forming a program guide from information derived from multiple sources. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Harvey D Fried, Joel M Fogelson, May 12, 2009: US07533400 (60 worldwide citation)

A video decoder system automatically acquires program guide information from local and remote peripheral devices to form a composite program guide. Program guide information is received from a first source and access data is retrieved from memory. The access data is used to initiate communication au ...


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Hugh Boyd Morrison, Mark Sheridan Westlake, Robert Joseph Logan: Method and interface for incorporating program information into an electronic message. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Paul P Kiel, July 8, 2003: US06591292 (57 worldwide citation)

An interface and a method for incorporating program information into an electronic message are provided. According to the method, a menu of programs is generated by displaying program identifiers on a display device. At least one of the program identifiers representing a program of interest is selec ...


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Hugh Boyd Morrison, Sheila Renee Crosby, Robert Joseph Logan: System and method for automatic audio and video control settings for television programs. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Frank Y Liao, July 17, 2001: US06263502 (36 worldwide citation)

A system and method for automatically adjusting characteristics of a television receiver, such as the video and audio settings, based on characteristics of the program being viewed. The system accesses a pre-defined list of program topics and themes stored in a television database. For each topic an ...


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Hugh Boyd Morrison: Multiple source keypad channel entry system and method. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Frank Y Liao, March 19, 2002: US06359580 (36 worldwide citation)

A system and method allows a television viewer to select a channel without having to pre-select the source of the television signal received. If a conflict occurs in that multiple sources such as a satellite system, high definition television (HDTV), or cable TV all utilize the desired channel, then ...


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Kenneth Wayne Maze, Jeffrey Philip Reavis, Robert Howard Miller, Sheila Renee Crosby, Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, Hugh Boyd Morrison, Megan Louise Brown: Scheduler apparatus employing a gopher agent for use in a television receiver. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Joel M Fogelson, January 3, 2006: US06983483 (32 worldwide citation)

In a television system in which at least program title information for programs which are to be transmitted in the future is transmitted in advance to form a channel guide listing, apparatus is provided for searching the listing for specific user-entered information, and upon successful conclusion t ...


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Hugh Boyd Morrison, Mark Sheridan Westlake: Providing a link to programs in a program guide. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Frank Y Liao, July 29, 2003: US06601238 (25 worldwide citation)

A method and a system for displaying program information for a plurality of information sources on an electronic program guide (EPG) is described. A matched program and its respective program source is first determined. This first matched program from the respective program source is then highlighte ...


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Mike Arthur Derrenberger, John Frederick Teskey, Thomas Herman Hamilton, Steven Charles Rhoads, Michael Eugene Willcox, Hugh Boyd Morrison, Robert Joseph Logan, Jill Suzanne Allen: Advertisement and tracking in a television apparatus. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Harvey D Fried, Joel M Fogelson, February 17, 2009: US07493640 (11 worldwide citation)

A system and a method is disclosed which allows both advertisement and program information to be shown on a channel banner, while user changes channel. In another embodiment, an “advertisement channel” is inserted into an active channel list (e.g., scan list), so that when a user is changing channel ...



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