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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 (405 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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Roy J Mankovitz: Electronic program guide. E Guide, Christie Parker & Hale, July 30, 1996: US05541738 (377 worldwide citation)

An indexing VCR system which responds to broadcast information to record a program guide which may subsequently be displayed to apprise the user of programs to be broadcast during the next day or week, etc. The program guide enables the user to condition the VCR to record selected programs when they ...


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Daniel S Kwoh, Roy J Mankovitz: Apparatus and method for total parental control of television use. Christie Parker & Hale, January 17, 1995: US05382983 (358 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for parental control of television use by excluding or including selected programs, channels, and/or times. The apparatus includes a command controller comprising a microprocessor, a read only memory, a memory for authorized identification numbers, and a memory for storing the selected ...


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Roy J Mankovitz: Apparatus and methods for accessing information relating to radio and television programs. Christie Parker & Hale, December 30, 1997: US05703795 (337 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for ordering supplemental information about programs playing at a broadcast receiver. One embodiment is a method for providing information to a user from an information depository. The method includes the steps of reproducing in the vicinity of each of a plurality ...


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Roy J Mankovitz: Apparatus and methods for synchronizing a clock to a network clock. Gemstar Development Corporation, Christie Parker & Hale, September 24, 1996: US05559550 (321 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for synchronizing a clock to a network clock. In one embodiment the apparatus includes a device for receiving a first compressed code representative of, and compressed in length from, the combination of a channel, a time-of-day, and a length of time for a first pro ...


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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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Roy J Mankovitz: Apparatus and methods for identifying broadcast audio program selections in an FM stereo broadcast system. Roy J Mankovitz, July 28, 1992: US05134719 (291 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are disclosed for transmitting and receiving auxiliary data in addition to regular audio broadcast programs including musical selections and announcements. The auxiliary data includes musical selection identification such as title, artist and album name. Receiver circuits are d ...


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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 (233 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, 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 ...



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