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1. WO1996041478 - ELECTRONIC TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SCHEDULE SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH DATA FEED ACCESS

Publication Number WO/1996/041478
Publication Date 19.12.1996
International Application No. PCT/US1996/009292
International Filing Date 06.06.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 06.01.1997
IPC
A63F 13/12 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
12involving interaction between a plurality of game devices, e.g. transmission or distribution systems
H04N 7/025 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
025Systems for transmission of digital non-picture data, e.g. of text during the active part of a television frame
H04N 7/03 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
025Systems for transmission of digital non-picture data, e.g. of text during the active part of a television frame
03Subscription systems therefor
H04N 7/035 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
025Systems for transmission of digital non-picture data, e.g. of text during the active part of a television frame
035Circuits for the digital non-picture data signal, e.g. for slicing of the data signal, for regeneration of the data-clock signal, for error detection or correction of the data signal
H04N 7/08 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
08Systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal, e.g. additional information signals, the signals occupying wholly or partially the same frequency band
H04N 7/081 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
08Systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal, e.g. additional information signals, the signals occupying wholly or partially the same frequency band
081the additional information signals being transmitted by means of a subcarrier
CPC
A63F 13/12
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
12involving interaction between a plurality of game devices, e.g. transmisison or distribution systems
A63F 13/338
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
13Video games, i.e. games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions
30Interconnection arrangements between game servers and game devices; Interconnection arrangements between game devices; Interconnection arrangements between game servers
33using wide area network [WAN] connections
338using television networks
A63F 2300/409
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
FCARD, BOARD, OR ROULETTE GAMES; INDOOR GAMES USING SMALL MOVING PLAYING BODIES; VIDEO GAMES; GAMES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
2300Features of games using an electronically generated display having two or more dimensions, e.g. on a television screen, showing representations related to the game
40characterised by details of platform network
409Data transfer via television network
G06Q 10/087
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
10Administration; Management
08Logistics, e.g. warehousing, loading, distribution or shipping; Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement or balancing against orders
087Inventory or stock management, e.g. order filling, procurement, balancing against orders
H04N 21/4312
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network, synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
431Generation of visual interfaces ; for content selection or interaction; Content or additional data rendering
4312involving specific graphical features, e.g. screen layout, special fonts or colors, blinking icons, highlights or animations
H04N 21/4314
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network, synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
431Generation of visual interfaces ; for content selection or interaction; Content or additional data rendering
4312involving specific graphical features, e.g. screen layout, special fonts or colors, blinking icons, highlights or animations
4314for fitting data in a restricted space on the screen, e.g. EPG data in a rectangular grid
Applicants
  • TV GUIDE ON SCREEN [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • KNEE, Robert, Alan
  • FAVIA, Anthony, R.
  • MILLER, Larry
  • DAVIS, Bruce
Agents
  • RIZZI, Steven, J.
Priority Data
08/476,21707.06.1995US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) ELECTRONIC TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SCHEDULE SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH DATA FEED ACCESS
(FR) SYSTEME DE PROGRAMMATION POUR GUIDE DE PROGRAMMES DE TELEVISION ELECTRONIQUE ET PROCEDE AVEC ACCES A DES SOURCES DE DONNEES
Abstract
(EN)
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 and data feeds containing status information for certain of the programs, and a video display generator for generating a display signal simultaneously comprising information from both the stored schedule information and the received data feed. The system is further provided with user control means such as a remote controller for generating user control commands and transmitting signals to the data processor in response thereto so as to control the content of the display signal. The display signal may be displayed on a display apparatus such as a television receiver. In addition, the program schedule system of the present invention utilizes category-specific user interfaces providing access to multiple services including television programs, received data feeds, home shopping services, and video games as well as the stored program schedule information.
(FR)
Système électronique de programmation de programmes de télévision avec accès à des informations sur les horaires de programmes de télévision et des sources de données contenant des informations sur une situation pour des programmes en direct tels que des rencontres sportives. Ce système comprend un processeur de données destiné à recevoir des informations sur les horaires de programmes pour une pluralité de programmes, et des sources de données contenant des informations sur la situation de certains programmes, ainsi qu'un générateur d'affichage vidéo produisant un signal d'affichage comprenant simultanément des informations provenant aussi bien des informations mémorisées concernant les horaires que des sources de données reçues. Ce système est en outre équipé d'un élément de commande pour l'utilisateur par exemple une télécommande générant des signaux de commandes de contrôle entrées par l'utilisateur et des signaux de transmission à destination du processeur de données de façon à commander le contenu du signal d'affichage. Ce dernier peut être affiché sur un dispositif d'affichage, par exemple sur un poste de télévision. En outre, ce système de programmation de programmes utilise des interfaces utilisateurs spécifiques à des catégories, qui donnent accès à une pluralité de services, par exemple à des programmes de télévision, à des sources de données reçues, à des services d'achat à domicile, et à des jeux vidéo, ainsi qu'à des informations mémorisées concernant les horaires de programmes.
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