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Jack Hao
Jianxiu Hao, Guillermo Ortiz, Diego S Rozensztejn, Fenglin Yin: Method, computer program product, and apparatus for providing communications with at least one media provider. Verizon Patent and Licensing, March 10, 2015: US08978066

Methods, computer program products, and apparatuses are provided for allowing a user to communicate with a set top box and a media content server through a mobile communication device, such as a cellular phone. The user may be able to request and receive a customer specific interactive programming g ...


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Steven Jobs
Rainer Brodersen, Rachel Clare Goldeen, Jeffrey Ma, Mihnea Calin Pacurariu, Eric Taylor Seymour, Steven Jobs, David Alan Pound: Media preview user interface. Apple, Fish & Richardson P C, December 14, 2010: US07853972 (21 worldwide citation)

A menu having menu items is arranged in an interface environment. A first abstraction is arranged proximate to the menu, the first abstraction being based on a highlighted menu item. A second abstraction is transitioned into the interface environment upon the occurrence of an event, the second abstr ...


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Parichay Saxena
Balaji Thiagarajan, Parichay Saxena: Program recording completion. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, December 12, 2006: US07149415 (14 worldwide citation)

A program recording completion system automatically completes an incomplete program recording of a program. A recording application creates a program recording completion event corresponding to the incomplete program recording which includes program information to automatically complete the incomple ...


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Steven Jobs
Tammy Tova Abraham, Alexandrea Anderson, Steve Jobs, Robert H Kondrk, Oliver Krevet, Jeffrey L Robbin, Mike Wiese: Techniques and graphical user interfaces for preview of media items. Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 1, 2014: US08689254

Improved techniques and graphical user interfaces for presenting a media item on a computing device are disclosed. In one embodiment, the media item is a video. A video information window can provide a user with information concerning the video and can enable the user to play at least a portion of t ...


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Robert A Knee, Anthony R Favia, Bruce Davis, Larry Miller: Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with data feed access. Weil Gotshal & Manges, December 31, 1996: US05589892 (1047 worldwide citation)

An electronic program schedule system with access to both stored television program schedule information and data feeds containing status information for live programs such as sporting events. The system includes a data processor for receiving program schedule information for a plurality of programs ...


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Fabrice Florin, Michael Buettner, Glenn Corey, Janey Fritsche, Peter Maresca, Peter Miller, Bill Purdy, Stuart Sharpe, Nick West: Method and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the selective display of listing information on a display. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 10, 1996: US05583560 (582 worldwide citation)

An interactive audio-visual (A/V) transceiver is advantageously coupled to a television and/or telephone (T/T) cable, a TV, a video recorder (VCR), and other A/V devices. The A/V transceiver switches data between a program/service provider and the connected A/V devices. In one embodiment, the transc ...


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Fabrice Florin, Michael Buettner, Glenn Corey, Janey Fritsche, Peter Maresca, Peter Miller, Bill Purdy, Stuart Sharpe, Nick West: Methods and apparatus for audio-visual interface for the display of multiple program categories. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 15, 1997: US05621456 (577 worldwide citation)

An interactive audio-visual (A/V) transceiver is advantageously coupled to a television and/or telephone (T/T) cable, a TV, a video recorder (VCR), and other A/V devices. The A/V transceiver switches data between a program/service provider and the connected A/V devices. In one embodiment, the transc ...


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Larry Miller, Edward B Knudson, Bruce Davis, Paul Darata: Electronic television program guide schedule system and method including virtual channels. Weil Gotshal & Manges, December 17, 1996: US05585866 (548 worldwide citation)

An electronic program schedule system having virtual channels which includes a receiver for receiving broadcast, satellite or cablecast television programs for a plurality of television channels and a tuner for tuning a television receiver to a selected one of the plurality of channels. A data proce ...


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Bruce Davis, Michael Dean Ellis, Edward Bruce Knudson, William L Thomas: Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with pop-up hints. Weil Gotshal & Manges, October 13, 1998: US05822123 (505 worldwide citation)

An electronic program schedule system which includes a receiver for receiving broadcast, satellite or cablecast television programs for a plurality of television channels and a tuner for tuning a television receiver to a selected one of the plurality of channels. A data processor receives and stores ...


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Safi Qureshey, Daniel D Sheppard: Method and device for obtaining playlist content over a network. Horsham Enterprises, Withrow & Terranova PLLC, October 25, 2011: US08045952 (483 worldwide citation)

A network-enabled audio device that provides a display device that allows the user to select playlists of music much like a jukebox is disclosed. The user can compose playlists from disk files, CD's, Internet streaming audio broadcasts, online music sites, and other audio sources. The user can also ...