Patents by Inventor Paul Pilat

Paul Pilat has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20030226147
    Abstract: A method includes performing an Internet search for an Internet address based on a keyword, wherein the keyword is obtained from an electronic program guide item of an electronic program guide. The Internet address is received and the keyword and the Internet address are associated together. An information display includes a first area containing an electronic program guide item and a second area containing an indicia of a related Internet address.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Michael S. Richmond, Paul Pilat, Mary D. Smiley
  • Publication number: 20030225833
    Abstract: An apparatus and method includes receiving location information on a first user and a first selection from at least one electronic program guide (EPG), wherein the first selection is made by the first user. The first user is made aware of a chat room that may be of interest to the first user to join based on one of the following parameters, the first selection from the at least one EPG, information associated with the first selection from the at least one EPG, filter information associated with the first user, and the location information on the first user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventors: Paul Pilat, Mary D. Smiley, Michael S. Richmond
  • Publication number: 20030154481
    Abstract: A method is described for associating a predefined unique symbol with a type of supplementary content for a program, creating a program schedule that includes a listing for the program, and providing the predefined unique symbol in association with the listing in the program schedule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: David B. Andersen, Sridhar Iyengar, Paul Pilat, Mary D. Smiley
  • Publication number: 20030084445
    Abstract: An electronic programming guide includes an enhanced program listing for at least one of the program listings of the EPG. The enhanced program listing may comprise 3D text, a 3D still image, or 3D animation that appears higher than other program listings of the EPG grid in 3D space. The enhanced program listing may also include other content, such as audio clips, video clips, and icons indicating availability of associated interactive content available over the Internet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Paul Pilat