TV schedule system and process
Audio-visual system having integrated components for simpler operation
Method and apparatus for merging television program schedule information received from multiple television schedule information sources
Merging multi-source information in a television system
Database navigation system for a home entertainment system
Integrated search of electronic program guide, internet and other information resources
Active frame scroll interface Patent #: 6072483
ApplicationNo. 263911 filed on 03/05/1999
US Classes:725/40, For displaying additional information725/49, Combined at local receiver725/51Having link to external information resource (e.g., online resource)
ExaminersPrimary: Flynn, Nathan J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH04N 005/445
AbstractA system for providing an on-screen electronic resource guide (ERG) includes an audio/visual display device; plural peripheral devices, each having an active mode and an inactive mode; an interface located between said audio/visual device and said peripheral devices; and an ERG generator for providing an ERG display for displaying programming available to said audio/visual display device from said peripheral devices when such devices are in their active mode. A method for providing an on-screen electronic resource guide (ERG) in an audio/visual display device having plural peripheral devices connected thereto over an interface, wherein each peripheral device has an active mode and an inactive mode includes generating an ERG display for displaying programming available to the audio/visual display device from said peripheral devices when such devices are in their active mode, and controlling a peripheral device from the ERG display.