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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 (1943 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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Thomas Edward Ward III, Ted Nesson: System and method for utilizing EPG database for modifying advertisements. Index Systems, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, September 4, 2007: US07266833 (70 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, 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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Henry C Yuen, Thomas Edward Ward Iii, Eric Shalkey, P Christopher Schoaff: Home entertainment system and method of its operation. Lucinda G Auciello, Christie Parker & Hale, November 15, 2001: US20010042246-A1

An EPG database for a home entertainment system includes files that contain information about television programs retrievable by time and channel. The files are linked to each other so information about a future television program can be obtained by accessing a file about a current television progra ...


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Henry C Yuen, Thomas Edward Ward Iii, Eric Shalkey: Home entertainment system and method of its operation. Yndayke System Co, wu lili, April 18, 2001: CN99803449

An EPG database for a home entertainment system includes files that contain information about television programs retrievable by time and channel. The files are linked to each other so information about a future television program can be obtained by accessing a file about a current television progra ...


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Douglas B Macrae, Thomas Edward Ward III, Kenneth S Hancock, Jonathan B Orlick: Premium channel promotion system and method. Gemstar Development Corporation, Ropes & Gray, July 22, 2010: US20100186033-A1

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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Thomas Edward Ward III, Ted Nesson: System and method for utilizing epg database for modifying advertisements. Index Systems, August 11, 2011: US20110197231-A1

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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Henry C Yuen, Kenneth S Huancock, Thomas Edward Ward Iii: System and method for tailoring television and/or electronic program guide features, such as advertising. Index Systems, li deshan, April 10, 2002: CN00805224

A smart agent (SA) is provided which resides locally in a local client device and by iterative means integrates the habit, statistics and psycho-demographic information of a user to infer the user's preferences. The SA may also utilize the preferences to filter information delivered to the local dev ...


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