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Daniel J Zigmond, Phillip Y Goldman: Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger, February 24, 2004: US06698020 (832 worldwide citation)

A system and method for selecting and inserting advertisements into a video programming feed at the household level. An advertisement insertion device in a home entertainment system receives a plurality of advertisements from an advertisement source. The advertisement insertion device selects one of ...


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Lee S Mighdoll, Bruce A Leak, Stephen G Perlman, Phillip Y Goldman: Method of transcoding documents in a network environment using a proxy server. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, June 29, 1999: US05918013 (241 worldwide citation)

A method of providing a document to a client coupled to a server is provided. The server provides a number of Internet services to the client, including functioning as a caching proxy on behalf of the client for purposes of accessing the World Wide Web. The proxying server includes a persistent docu ...


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Patrick P Bonnaure, Tom J Ziola, William C Herman: Client connects to an internet access provider using algorithm downloaded from a central server based upon clients desired criteria after disconnected from the server. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, January 19, 1999: US05862339 (224 worldwide citation)

A database central routing device is provided for routing access requests for internet access among a variety of on-line service providers. The device generally includes a central server having a list of algorithms pertaining to access phone numbers of internet access providers to be chosen from. Th ...


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Daniel J Zigmond, Dean Blackketter, William M Gillon, Phillip Goldman: Communicating logical addresses of resources in a data service channel of a video signal. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, June 4, 2002: US06400407 (220 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for communicating logical addresses within a broadcast television signal are provided. According to one aspect of the present invention, a logical address of a resource, e.g., a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), may be communicated to a receiving device, such as a set-top box, b ...


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Jay D Logue, Lee S Mighdoll: Method and apparatus for providing remote site administrators with user hits on mirrored web sites. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, August 10, 1999: US05935207 (211 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing mirrored site administrators with the number of hits from a proxy's document cache and for dispatching document requests in a proxy to more efficiently allocate the document cache space within the proxy are provided. A proxy includes a document cache storing rece ...


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Timo A Bruck, Bruce A Leak, Steven C Wasserman: Method and apparatus for adjusting television display control using a browser. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, December 28, 1999: US06008836 (198 worldwide citation)

Web browser software implemented in a set-top box as part of a client system communicating over the Internet with one or more servers allows a user to adjust the picture quality of a monitor through World-Wide Web pages displayed on the monitor. The web browser software provides picture adjustment s ...


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Joe F Britt Jr, Andrew T McFadden, Phillip Y Goldman, Bruce A Leak: Remote upgrade of software over a network. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, August 17, 1999: US05940074 (172 worldwide citation)

A World Wide Web browser software is implemented in a processing system housed in a set-top box connected to a television and communicating over a wide-area network with one or more servers. The browser software allows a user to navigate using a remote control through World-Wide Web pages in which a ...


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Pablo M Calamera, Jay D Logue, Joseph D Ternasky: System for generating site-specific user aliases in a computer network. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, October 8, 2002: US06463533 (172 worldwide citation)

An system for allowing a computer network site to recognize an anonymous user without revealing the identity of the user. The system involves generating a user alias based on the user's identity and the computer network site such that it is computationally difficult to determine the user's ...


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Christopher M White, John Matheny, Patrick P Bonnaure, Stephen G Perlman: Method and apparatus for providing physical security for a user account and providing access to the users environment and preferences. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, November 9, 1999: US05983273 (169 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing physical security for a user account and supplying access to the environment and preferences associated with a particular user are provided. An internet terminal is coupled to a server system. The internet terminal detects the presence of a smart card. The smart ...


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Christopher M White, Phillip Y Goldman, David R Anderson, Keith R Ohlfs, Bruce A Leak: Web browser allowing navigation between hypertext objects using remote control. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, March 7, 2000: US06034689 (157 worldwide citation)

Browser software implemented in a set-top box as part of a client system communicating over the Internet with one or more servers allows a user to navigate using a remote control through World-Wide Web pages in which a plurality of hypertext anchors are displayed on a television. A user input entere ...



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