Patent Number: 8,578,296

Title: Integrated content guide for interactive selection of content and services on personal computer systems with multiple sources and multiple media presentation

Abstract: A integrated content guide for multiple sources is provided with hyper-text type links to allow for the selection of various programs. The hyper-text links are provided for a transmitted and then stored digital bit stream. This allows for the embedding within the content guide what could be additional commercial information. The embedding may also be as to additional information for other related television or radio shows or the like. Information can be additional television shows, related information or activities on on-line services or automatic telephone ordering of products or services being displayed.

Inventors: Stautner; John P. (The Woodlands, TX), Lawson; Richard J. (Dakota Dunes, SD), Belmont; Brian V. (Dallas, TX)

Assignee: Exaflop LLC

International Classification: G06F 3/048 (20130101); H04N 7/173 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017