Dynamic event information table schedule window

  • US 6,799,328 B1
  • Filed: 11/22/1999
  • Issued: 09/28/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/23/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for acquiring and storing schedule event information in an interactive television system, the schedule event information including events and a start time and date for each of the events, the method comprising:

  • creating a window defined by a start time and date, an end time and date, and a list of one or more services;

    receiving schedule event information corresponding to a plurality of events;

    identifying a subset of said plurality of events which correspond to said window;

    storing schedule event information for only the identified subset of events; and

    automatically moving said window forward relative to the start time and date at a specified interval;

    wherein automatically moving said window forward comprises moving said window when an interval between a current time and a time when the window was created is equal to a specified time interval.

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