System to syncronize and access broadcast information

  • US 8,032,907 B2
  • Filed: 09/29/2005
  • Issued: 10/04/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer implemented information system to present program description information for one or more broadcast programs, the system comprising:

  • a processing system for execution by a computer;

    a user interface coupled to said processing system, said user interface providing means for receiving one or more user inquiries regarding one or more broadcast programs;

    a database coupled to said processing system;

    an input means coupled to said processing system, for inputting program description information of one or more broadcast programs to be broadcast in the future; and

    a program description transmission means coupled to said processing system and to said user interface,wherein said processing system comprises;

    means for synchronizing said inputted program description information with one or more broadcast programs of a broadcast transmission;

    means for responding to a user inquiry placed through said user interface; and

    means for further responding to said user inquiry by causing said program description transmission means to transmit program description information responsive to said user inquiry.

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