Global patent index - EP 0947093 A4

EP 0947093 A4 2000-03-08 - EPG WITH ADVERTISING INSERTS

Title (en)

EPG WITH ADVERTISING INSERTS

Title (de)

ELEKTRONISCHER PROGRAMMFÜHRER MIT EINFÜGUNG VON REKLAME

Title (fr)

GUIDE ELECTRONIQUE DES PROGRAMMES (EPG) ASSORTI D'INSERTIONS PUBLICITAIRES

Publication

EP 0947093 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 97952633 A

Priority

  • US 9723852 W
  • US 3478496 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9827723A1] Advertisements (50) are inserted in an EPG on the screen (40) of a display monitor (20) between the individual television program listings. Specifically, a memory (22, 34) stores EPG data and advertising data. A microprocessor (24) is programmed to recover EPG data corresponding to a number of television programs and advertising data from the memory. The microprocessor controls the monitor to display the recovered EPG data on the screen in lines of television program listings, each television program listing being displayed in a separate line, and to display the recovered advertising data in a line on the screen instead of one of the television program listings. The EPG and advertising data are displayed in a first area (46) of the screen and a detail window is displayed in a second area (44) of the screen. One of the lines of EPG data is highlighted with a cursor (48). A description of the television program listing highlighted by the cursor is inserted in the second area. When the line of advertising data is highlighted with the cursor, an information relating to the advertising data is inserted in the second area.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04N 5/445

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G09G 5/00 (2006.01); H04N 5/445 (2011.01); H04N 5/782 (2006.01); H04N 7/025 (2006.01); H04N 7/03 (2006.01); H04N 7/035 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 21/4438 (2013.01); H04N 5/44543 (2013.01); H04N 5/782 (2013.01); H04N 21/4345 (2013.01); H04N 21/4821 (2013.01); H04N 21/812 (2013.01); H04N 21/478 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9827723 A1 19980625; AU 5619898 A 19980715; AU 731010 B2 20010322; BR 9713597 A 20000404; CA 2275720 A1 19980625; CA 2275720 C 20120828; CA 2779619 A1 19980625; CA 2779619 C 20140401; CA 2844582 A1 19980625; CN 1112804 C 20030625; CN 1246235 A 20000301; EP 0947093 A1 19991006; EP 0947093 A4 20000308; ES 2424948 T3 20131010; HK 1025454 A1 20031107; JP 2000516425 A 20001205; JP 3527252 B2 20040517; KR 100327556 B1 20020315; KR 20000069592 A 20001125; MX PA99005769 A 20040910

INPADOC legal status

2008-01-16 [18R] REFUSED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18R

- Effective date: 20060530

2004-07-28 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17Q

- Effective date: 20040609

2000-03-08 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Ref Legal Event Code: A4

- Effective date: 20000120

2000-03-08 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

1999-10-06 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 19990716

1999-10-06 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE