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1. WO2000041390 - METHOD AND INTERFACE FOR INCORPORATING PROGRAM INFORMATION INTO AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE

Publication Number WO/2000/041390
Publication Date 13.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/030696
International Filing Date 22.12.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 28.07.2000
IPC
H04N 5/44 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
44Receiver circuitry
H04N 5/445 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
44Receiver circuitry
445for displaying additional information
CPC
H04N 21/478
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
47End-user applications
478Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification, shopping application
H04N 21/4786
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
47End-user applications
478Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification, shopping application
4786e-mailing
H04N 21/4788
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
47End-user applications
478Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification, shopping application
4788communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
H04N 5/4401
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
44Receiver circuitry
4401for the reception of a digital modulated video signal
H04N 5/44543
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
44Receiver circuitry
445for displaying additional information
44543Menu-type displays
Applicants
  • THOMSON LICENSING S.A. [FR/FR]; 46, Quai A. Le Gallo F-92648 Boulogne Cedex, FR (AllExceptUS)
  • MORRISON, Hugh, Boyd [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • WESTLAKE, Mark, Sheridan [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • LOGAN, Robert, Joseph [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • MORRISON, Hugh, Boyd; US
  • WESTLAKE, Mark, Sheridan; US
  • LOGAN, Robert, Joseph; US
Agents
  • TRIPOLI, Joseph, S. ; Thomson Multimedia Licensing Incorporated P.O. Box 5312 Princeton, NJ 08543, US
Priority Data
09/226,93808.01.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND INTERFACE FOR INCORPORATING PROGRAM INFORMATION INTO AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT D'INCORPORER DES INFORMATIONS DE PROGRAMME DANS UN MESSAGE ELECTRONIQUE
Abstract
(EN)
An interface and a method for incorporating program information into an electronic message are provided. According to the method, a menu of programs is generated by displaying program identifiers on a display device. At least one of the program identifiers representing a program of interest is selected. An electronic message display is generated with program text indicative of that program incorporated into a message portion of the electronic message display. The message portion is sent by electronic message to a recipient, with the program text in the message portion. Preferably, selection of the program text by a recipient of the electronic message causes the respective program to be implemented or causes certain choices on how to implement the program to be presented to the recipient.
(FR)
L'invention concerne une interface et un procédé permettant d'incorporer des informations de programme dans un message électronique. Selon ce procédé, un menu de programmes est obtenu par affichage d'identificateurs de programme sur un dispositif d'affichage. Un identificateur de programme au moins, représentant un programme d'intérêt est sélectionné. L'affichage d'un message électronique s'effectue en association avec un texte de programme, indiquant le programme incorporé dans une partie message de l'affichage de message électronique. La partie message est envoyée par l'intermédiaire d'un message électronique à un destinataire, ladite partie message comprenant la partie texte de programme. De préférence, la sélection du texte de programme par le destinataire du message électronique permet la mise en oeuvre des programmes respectifs, ou conduit à effectuer certains choix sur la mise en oeuvre du programme à présenter au destinataire.
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