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Daniel J Zigmond, Phillip Y Goldman: Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger, February 24, 2004: US06698020 (871 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 (244 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 (229 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 (229 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 (218 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 (203 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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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 (188 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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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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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 (170 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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Dean J Blackketter, Daniel J Zigmond, Timothy F Park: Trigger having a time attribute. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, July 2, 2002: US06415438 (162 worldwide citation)

An interactive television trigger has a time attribute value that indicates a future time when the trigger is to be executed. In many situations, the trigger is sent to the receiver unit prior to the future time (e.g., to account for bandwidth limitations or to allow prefetching of an information re ...



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