06088722 is referenced by 710 patents and cites 34 patents.

A system and method for scheduling the receipt of desired movies and other forms of data from a network, which simultaneously distributes many sources of such data to many customers, as in a cable television system. Customer profiles are developed for the recipient describing how important certain characteristics of the broadcast video program, movie, or other data are to each customer. From these profiles, an "agreement matrix" is calculated by comparing the recipient's profiles to the actual profiles of the characteristics of the available video programs, movies, or other data. The agreement matrix thus characterizes the attractiveness of each video program, movie, or other data to each prospective customer. "Virtual" channels are generated from the agreement matrix to produce a series of video or data programming which will provide the greatest satisfaction to each customer. Feedback paths are also provided so that the customer's profiles and/or the profiles of the video programs or other data may be modified to reflect actual usage, and so that the data downloaded to the customer's set top terminal may be minimized. Kiosks are also developed which assist customers in the selection of videos, music, books, and the like in accordance with the customer's objective profiles.

Title
System and method for scheduling broadcast of and access to video programs and other data using customer profiles
Application Number
346425
Publication Number
6088722
Application Date
December 24, 1997
Publication Date
July 11, 2000
Inventor
Marcos Salganicoff
2425 Olive St., Phiadelphia, 19130
PA, US
David Wachob
8379 Glen Rd., Elkins Park, 19027
PA, US
Jian Zhang
412E, 836 Cooper Landing Rd., Cherry Hill, 08002
NJ, US
Lyle Ungar
321 S. 20th St., Philadephia, 19103
PA, US
Frederick Herz
Condominium C-304, Herzwood, Canaan Valley, Davis, 26260
WV, US
Agent
Woodcock Wasburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris
IPC
H04H 1/02
H04N 7/173
H04N 7/14
H04N 7/10
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