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Daniel J Shoff, Valerie L Bronson, Joseph H Matthews III, Frank Lawler: Interactive entertainment system for presenting supplemental interactive content together with continuous video programs. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 29, 2001: US06240555 (786 worldwide citation)

An interactive entertainment system enables presentation of supplemental interactive content along side traditional broadcast video prams, such as television shows and movies. The programs are broadcast in a conventional manner. The supplemental content is supplied as part of the same program signal ...


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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 (669 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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Joseph H Matthews III, Frank Lawler, James O Robarts, David S Byrne: Electronic program guide with hyperlinks to target resources. Micrsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, February 15, 2000: US06025837 (612 worldwide citation)

An interactive entertainment system has a program provider which distributes video content programs to multiple subscribers over a distribution network. Each subscriber has a user interface unit which receives the digital video program and converts it for display on a television, monitor, or other d ...


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Michel Girard, Keith Rowe, Joseph H Matthews III, Frank Lawler: System and method for calling video on demand using an electronic programming guide. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 12, 1998: US05751282 (553 worldwide citation)

An interactive television system has a centrally located head end server coupled to service multiple, remotely located set-top boxes. Each set-top box runs an electronic programming guide that provides an on-screen program grid listing program titles in relation to their scheduled viewing times and ...


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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 (538 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, Joseph H Matthews III: Program reminder system. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, December 16, 1997: US05699107 (414 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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Keith Rowe, Frank Lawler, Joseph H Matthews III: System for displaying programming information. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, April 22, 1997: US05623613 (406 worldwide citation)

A system for retrieving and displaying programming information in response to selection of a category of programming information. Programming information is presented via a schedule display having a category display, a subcategory category display, and a program display. The category display display ...


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Matthew W Dunn, Joseph H Matthews III, Edwin Thorne III: Video control user interface for controlling display of a video. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, July 15, 1997: US05648824 (386 worldwide citation)

A video control user interface is provided for use in an interactive television system. The video control user interface includes a remote control handset with a multi-purpose, multi-direction actuation pad and a set-top box configured to operate in different modes, including a movie-on-demand mode. ...


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Matthew W Dunn, Seung Yup Chai, Joseph H Matthews III: System for automatic pause/resume of content delivered on a channel in response to switching to and from that channel and resuming so that a portion of the content is repeated. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, February 24, 1998: US05721829 (377 worldwide citation)

The interactive entertainment network system has a headend connected to multiple user interface units in individual homes via a distribution network. The user interface units are operable in a video-on-demand (VOD) mode to order and receive video content programs from the headend. The VOD mode is ac ...


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Keith Rowe, Frank Lawler, Joseph H Matthews III: System for displaying programming information. Microsoft Corporation, Jones & Askew, December 28, 1999: US06008803 (360 worldwide citation)

A system for retrieving and displaying programming information in response to selection of a category of programming information. Programming information is presented via a schedule display having a category display, a subcategory category display, and a program display. The category display display ...



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