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ApplicationNo. 120488 filed on 07/21/1998
US Classes:725/52, Navigational feature348/565, Picture in picture725/34, Specific to individual user or household725/39, Electronic program guide725/41, Video still or clip725/42, Commercial or advertisement725/43, With separate window, panel, or screen725/46Based on personal preference, profile, or viewing history (e.g., to produce redacted listing)
ExaminersPrimary: Flynn, Nathan J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 013/00
AbstractThe 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 and navigation; parental control of the EPG display; improved television program information access by the viewer; improved opportunities for the commercial advertiser to reach the viewer; improved product information access by the viewer; creation of a viewer's profile; utilization of viewer profile information to customize various aspects of the EPG; and utilization of viewer profile information to provide customized presentation of advertising to the viewer.