Patents by Inventor Peter Christopher Schoaff

Peter Christopher Schoaff 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).

  • Patent number: 6177931
    Abstract: The present invention is an improvement over previous Electronic Programming Guides (“EPG”) in that it provides, among other things: Improved viewer interaction capabilities with the EPG; improved viewer control of video recording of future-scheduled programming; improved features to the EPG display and navigation; parental control of the EPG display; improved television program information access by the viewer; improved opportunities for the commercial advertiser to reach the viewer; improved product information access by the viewer; creation of a viewer's profile; utilization of viewer profile information to customize various aspects of the EPG; and utilization of viewer profile information to provide customized presentation of advertising to the viewer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Assignee: Index Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Alexander, Stephen Dias, Kenneth S. Hancock, Elsie Y. Leung, Douglas Macrae, Arthur Y. Ng, Shawn O'Neil, Peter Christopher Schoaff, Jonathon Sutton, Thomas Edward Ward, III, Thomas Westberg, Henry C. Yuen