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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 (1969 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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Douglas B Macrae, Thomas Edward Ward III, Kenneth S Hancock, Jonathan B Orlick: Premium channel promotion system and method. E Guide, Fish & Neave, June 1, 2004: US06745391 (136 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a television schedule guide which includes a detector for determining whether a previously scrambled program is unscrambled. If a previously scrambled program is momentarily unscrambled due to promotional efforts by the program provider, the system will visually ...


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Kenneth S Hancock, Peter C Schoaff, Eric T Shalkey, Wensdy Whitehead, Douglas B Macrae: System and method of channel map correction in an EPG guide. Index Systems, Christie Parker & Hale, August 27, 2002: US06442757 (33 worldwide citation)

A channel map in an electronic television program guide system that includes channel numbers and alphanumeric channel labels is updated. The tuner in the system is tuned to a channel number of a television channel that is included in the channel map. Data is extracted from the television signal that ...


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Ronald Alexander, Stephen Dias, Kenneth S Hancock, Elsie Y Leung, Douglas B Macrae, Arthur Y Ng, Shawn P O Neil, P Christopher Shoaff, Jonathon Sutton, Thomas E Ward, Thomas E Westberg, Henry C Yuen: System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information. Rovi Guides, Ropes & Gray, November 17, 2015: US09191722 (2 worldwide citation)

A system and method for utilizing data stored in an EPG database for modifying advertisement information. In this way, a service provider and/or an advertiser can transmit a single advertisement to all the television stations regardless of their geographic location and other user specific informatio ...


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Douglas B Macrae, Kenneth S Hancock: Smart-channel: learning-capable television channel changing apparatus, system and method. E Guide, Fish & Neave, March 22, 2005: US06870579 (1 worldwide citation)

System and method for learning the optimal channel change instruction recognition speed for an entertainment system. A memory stores information relating to: time increments between channel change signals; pulse width of each individual digit of a channel instruction; and the duration of time betwee ...


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Douglas B Macrae, Kenneth S Hancock: Smart-channel: learning-capable television channel changing apparatus, system and method. E Guide, Christie Parker & Hale, June 25, 2002: US06411343 (1 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, systems and methods are provided for learning the optimal channel change instruction recognition speed for the components of a particular entertainment system. A memory provides storage for information relating to: time increments between channel change signals; pulse width of each indivi ...


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Ronald Alexander, Stephen Dias, Kenneth S Hancock, Elsie Y Leung, Douglas B Macrae, Arthur Y Ng, Shawn P O Neil, P Christopher Shoaff, Jonathon Sutton, Thomas E Ward, Thomas E Westberg, Henry C Yuen: System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information. Gemstar Development Corporation, Ropes & Gray, December 23, 2014: US08918807

A system and method for utilizing data stored in an EPG database for modifying advertisement information. In this way, a service provider and/or an advertiser can transmit a single advertisement to all the television stations regardless of their geographic location and other user specific informatio ...


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Ronald Alexander, Stephen Dias, Kenneth S Hancock, Elsie Y Leung, Douglas B Macrae, Arthur Y Ng, Shawn P O Neil, P Christopher Shoaff, Jonathon Sutton, Thomas E Ward, Thomas E Westberg, Henry C Yuen: System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information. Rovi Guides, Ropes & Gray, April 21, 2015: US09015749

A system and method for utilizing data stored in an EPG database for modifying advertisement information. In this way, a service provider and/or an advertiser can transmit a single advertisement to all the television stations regardless of their geographic location and other user specific informatio ...


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Douglas B Macrae, Thomas Edward Ward III, Kenneth S Hancock, Jonathan B Orlick: Premium channel promotion system and method. Rovi Guides, Ropes & Gray, March 31, 2015: US08997148

The present invention is directed to a television schedule guide which includes a detector for determining whether a previously scrambled program is unscrambled. If a previously scrambled program is momentarily unscrambled due to promotional efforts by the program provider, the system will visually ...


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Douglas B Macrae, Thomas E Ward, Kenneth S Hancock, Jonathan B Orlick: Premium channel promotion system and method. Rovi Guides, Ropes & Gray, February 23, 2016: US09271049

The present invention is directed to a television schedule guide which includes a detector for determining whether a previously scrambled program is unscrambled. If a previously scrambled program is momentarily unscrambled due to promotional efforts by the program provider, the system will visually ...