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USOO8701141B2

(12) Unlted States Patent

(10) Patent N0.2

Yates (54)

(45) Date of Patent:

INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE

(56)

U~S~ PATENT DOCUMENTS

. . . . (71) Applicant: Unlted VIdeo Propertles, Inc., Santa

5,544,354 A

8/1996

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Clara, CA (Us)

Doug Yates, Los Angeles, CA (U S)

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Subject to any dlsclalmer, the term ofthls patent is extended or adjusted under 35

10/ 1998 Steyer et a1.

5,900,868 A

5/1999 Duhault et a1.

6,020,930 A

2/2000

6,177,931 B 1

10001 Alexander et 31‘

6,295,646 B1

9/2001 Goldschmidt Iki et a1.

6,405,371

6/2002

B1*

7,543,322 B1

This patent is subject to a terminal (115Claimer_

11/2002 Kikinis et al. 1/2003 Zaslavsky et a1.

2003/0131355 A1*

(51)

(52)

Primary Examiner * Mulugeta Mengesha

Prior Publication Data

(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Ropes & Gray LLP

(57)

ABSTRACT

Methods and systems are disclosed that allow a user to e?i

Continuation of application No. 12/634,869, ?led on Dec. 10, 2009, now Pat. No. 8,316,394, Which is a continuation of application No. 11/388,866, ?led on Mar. 24, 2006, noW abandoned.

ciently navigate media selections in an interactive media

guidance application and easily identify media for vieWing. The disclosed methods and systems provide an environment Wherein video assets are displayed according to a user pref erence on a mosaic page With multiple cells. A subset of the

assets appropriate for display in a particular cell is determined

Int. Cl.

(2006.01) (2006.01) (2011.01)

based on the user preference. Relevance scores of the assets

US. Cl. USPC ................. .. 725/46; 725/39; 725/41; 725/45;

725/47; 725/56

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Berenson et a1. ............. .. 725/46

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Oosterhout et a1.

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2002/0067376 A1

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References Cited

APPLICATION WITH INTELLIGENT NAVIGATION AND DISPLAY FEATURES

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Field of Classi?cation Search

meeting the user preference are computed, and the asset hav ing the greatest relevance for the user is selected and dis played the corresponding cell. The relevance scores can be computed based on the user’s historic vieWing habits, user interaction With a media guidance application, or on speci?c user input.

USPC .................................. .. 725/39, 41, 56, 45447

See application ?le for complete search history.

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References Cited U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS

2003/0204848 2004/0001081 2004/0070593 2004/0117831

A1 10/2003 Cheng et al. A1* 1/2004 Marsh ......................... .. A1 4/2004 Neely et al. A1 6/2004 Ellis et al.

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2005/0235323 2005/0283791 2007/0011702 2007/0050831 2007/0250865 2010/0122294 2011/0194842

A1 10/2005 Ellis et al. A1* 12/2005 McCaIthy et al. .............. .. 725/1 A1* 1/2007 Vaysman ...................... .. 725/45 A1 3/2007 Thompson et al. A1 10/2007 Krakirian A1 5/2010 Craner A1 8/2011 Krakirian

* cited by examiner

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