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Michael D Ellis, G Victor Treyz: Personal television channel system. United Video Properties, Laura A Sheridan, Fish & Neave, August 10, 2004: US06774926 (484 worldwide citation)

A system is provided in which contributors such as individuals in the home may create personal television channel programming. Personal television programs may be distributed to multiple viewers over a communications network such as the Internet. Personal television program schedule information may ...


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Michael D Ellis, Thomas R Lemmons, William L Thomas: Client-server electronic program guide. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, May 24, 2005: US06898762 (378 worldwide citation)

A client-server interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide client is implemented on user television equipment. The interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to define expressions that are processed by the program gui ...


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Michael D Ellis, Stephen M Dunn, Michael W Fellinger, Fancy B Younglove, David M James, David L Clifton, Richard S Land: Method and system for recognition of broadcast segments. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford, July 25, 1995: US05436653 (369 worldwide citation)

Broadcast segment recognition systems and methods are provided in which a signature representing a monitored broadcast segment is compared with broadcast segment signatures in a data base representing known broadcast segments to determine whether a match exists. Criteria for determining the validity ...


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Edward B Knudson, David M Rudnick, Michael D Ellis, Daniel C Hagenbuch, Joel G Hassell, Robert A Knee, Steven J Reynolds: Program guide system with real-time data sources. United Video Properties, Richard M Feustel Jr, Evelyn C Mak, Fish & Neave, March 18, 2003: US06536041 (343 worldwide citation)

A program guide system is provided in which an interactive television program guide that is implemented at least partially on user television equipment receives program listings data and real-time data such as sports scores, news data, and the like. The real-time data may be stored in a database mai ...


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Michael D Ellis, Edward B Knudson, Thomas R Lemmons, Joel G Hassell, Robert A Knee, Kevin B Easterbrook: Program guide system with preference profiles. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave IP Group Ropes & Gray, Tae Bum Shin, February 27, 2007: US07185355 (312 worldwide citation)

An interactive television program guide system is provided in which a user may inform a program guide of the user's interests. Information on the user's interests may be stored in a preference profile. There may be more than one preference profile, each for a different user. Each preference profile ...


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Edward B Knudson, Joel G Hassell, Michael D Ellis, Pamela L McKissick: Enhanced interactive program guide. United Video Properties, Richard M Feustel Jr, Evelyn C Mak, Fish & Neave, February 25, 2003: US06526577 (281 worldwide citation)

An interactive television program guide system and method in which functions that have not been provided before by other interactive television program guide systems is provided. The interactive guide may, for example, provide users with an opportunity to preview pay-per-view programs before orderin ...


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Steven J Reynolds, Elizabeth Fontana Fitzwilson, Michael D Ellis, Franklin E Boyer: Program guide with selectable advertisements and pseudo-ads. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave, September 28, 2004: US06799327 (236 worldwide citation)

Television program guides are equipped with advertisements and “pseudo-ads.” Pseudo-ads generally include non-advertising subject matter such as games, weather information, celebrity interviews, etc. Pseudo-ads are mixed in with regular advertisements as they are displayed. In one embodiment of the ...


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Edward B Knudson, Michael D Ellis, William L Thomas, Bruce L Davis: Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion. United Video Properties, G Victor Treyz, Fish & Neave, January 18, 2000: US06016141 (234 worldwide citation)

A system is provided that allows a user to select a pay program for purchase from a program guide. The program guide determines whether the selected program is part of a package of pay programs. If the selected program is part of a package, information regarding the package is provided to the user s ...


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Michael D Ellis, Stephen M Dunn, Michael W Fellinger, Fancy B Younglove, David M James, David L Clifton, Richard S Land: Method and system for producing a signature characterizing an audio broadcast signal. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford P C, March 18, 1997: US05612729 (233 worldwide citation)

A method and system for producing a signature which characterizes an audio broadcast signal for use in broadcast signal recognition, wherein the signature is based on a comparison of time-displaced frequency band values each representing a respective frequency band of the audio broadcast signal. Eac ...


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Peter C Boylan III, William L Thomas, Joel G Hassell, Michael D Ellis: Interactive television program guide system with local advertisements. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave, September 28, 2004: US06799326 (215 worldwide citation)

A program guide system is provided in which local advertisements may be distributed to interactive television program guides implemented on the user television equipment associated with a television distribution facility such as a cable system headend. The local advertisements contain information th ...