US 9,813,772 B2
Interactive television program guide with selectable languages
Michael D. Ellis, Boulder, CO (US); W. Benjamin Herrington, Tulsa, OK (US); Steven C. Williamson, Tulsa, OK (US); Kevin B. Easterbrook, Gilbert, AZ (US); Joshua A. Rosenthol, Andover, MA (US); and David M. Rudnick, Denver, CO (US)
Assigned to Rovi Guides, Inc., San Carlos, CA (US)
Filed by Rovi Guides, Inc., San Carlos, CA (US)
Filed on Sep. 30, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/281,306.
Application 15/281,306 is a continuation of application No. 14/723,328, filed on May 27, 2015, granted, now 9,462,351.
Application 14/723,328 is a continuation of application No. 14/281,414, filed on May 19, 2014, granted, now 9,066,128, issued on Jun. 23, 2015.
Application 14/281,414 is a continuation of application No. 13/909,955, filed on Jun. 4, 2013, granted, now 8,826,338, issued on Sep. 2, 2014.
Application 13/909,955 is a continuation of application No. 13/043,950, filed on Mar. 9, 2011, granted, now 8,479,233, issued on Jul. 2, 2013.
Application 13/043,950 is a continuation of application No. 12/341,823, filed on Dec. 22, 2008, granted, now 7,930,719, issued on Apr. 19, 2011.
Application 12/341,823 is a continuation of application No. 11/353,394, filed on Feb. 13, 2006, granted, now 7,487,527, issued on Feb. 3, 2009.
Application 11/353,394 is a continuation of application No. 09/354,602, filed on Jul. 16, 1999, granted, now 7,051,360, issued on May 23, 2006.
Claims priority of provisional application 60/110,262, filed on Nov. 30, 1998.
Prior Publication US 2017/0111704 A1, Apr. 20, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 7/16 (2011.01); H04N 21/485 (2011.01); H04N 21/482 (2011.01); H04N 5/445 (2011.01); H04N 21/475 (2011.01); H04N 21/439 (2011.01); H04N 21/431 (2011.01); H04N 21/81 (2011.01); H04N 21/472 (2011.01)
CPC H04N 21/4856 (2013.01) [H04N 5/44543 (2013.01); H04N 21/439 (2013.01); H04N 21/4312 (2013.01); H04N 21/4755 (2013.01); H04N 21/47217 (2013.01); H04N 21/4821 (2013.01); H04N 21/8106 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for generating for simultaneous display media guidance data in at least two languages, the method comprising:
receiving, at a program guide equipment, from a user input device, a user selection of a preferred language for interacting with an interactive media guidance application;
subsequent to receiving the user selection of the preferred language:
receiving, at the program guide equipment, from the user input device, an indication to generate for simultaneous display a first media guidance data relating to a first program and a second media guidance data relating to a second program;
determining, by a control circuitry of the program guide equipment, that the first media guidance data is available in the preferred language, and that the second media guidance data is not available in the preferred language, wherein the second media guidance data is available in an alternate language; and
based on the determining that the first media guidance data is available in the preferred language, and that the second media guidance data is not available in the preferred language, generating for simultaneous display, by the control circuitry, the first media guidance data in the preferred language, and the second media guidance data in the alternate language.