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Robert A Koch: Methods and systems for personal interactive voice response. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Walters & Zimmerman, Geoff Sutcliffe, Todd Mitchem, October 24, 2006: US07127400 (114 worldwide citation)

A personal interactive voice response system with a web-based interface allowing the user to specify treatment of incoming calls based on voice or touchtone responses provided by the calling party. A graphical user interface available over a computer network, such as the Internet, allows the user to ...


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George A Durden, John R Stefanik: Methods and systems for controlling consumer electronics external devices via data delivered to a device. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Walters & Zimmerman PLLC, Geoff Sutcliffe, Todd Mitchem, November 21, 2006: US07140033 (74 worldwide citation)

This document discloses systems and methods for enabling viewers to control and manage programming and to control external consumer electronic devices through the use of a STB or other device. This invention provides command information that is embedded into an EPG signal and transmitted from a head ...


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Dale Malik, Robert A Koch, Peter Hill, Richard A Anderson: Methods and systems for a communications and information resource manager. Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, Geoff Sutcliffe, Jodi Hartman, December 25, 2007: US07313617 (52 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for managing the communications and information resources of a user. A manager interfaces with communications systems such as a telecommunications and/or data network. The manager allows a user to participate in, keep track of, log, monitor, and engage or direct activities relati ...


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William R Matz: System and method for providing substitute content in place of blocked content. AT&T Intellectual Property, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, Geoff Sutcliffe, Todd Mitchem, April 15, 2008: US07360160 (45 worldwide citation)

A method for blocking content from being presented at a client device including substitution of alternative content. The client device recognizes and evaluates the received tags and blocks content based on a user profile. Substitute content is then identified and presented to the user. Substitute co ...


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Anita Hogans Simpson: System and method for notifying an offline global computer network user of an online interaction. AT&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, Geoff Sutcliffe, Jodi Hartman, March 18, 2008: US07346658 (29 worldwide citation)

A system and method for notifying an offline global computer network user of an online interaction in which the offline user could participate. The system and method specify notification criteria of the offline user, monitor activities occurring on the global computer network, compare the activities ...


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Barrett Morris Kreiner, Donna K Hodges, Jonathan M Peterson: Personal digital gateway. AT&T BLS Intellectual Property, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, Geoff Sutcliffe, Jodi Hartman, May 27, 2008: US07379464 (25 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for enabling a virtual personalized network. Communications are established with a personal digital gateway to control access, sharing, security, and/or management of up-to-date personalized data exchanged between or among a plurality of associated com ...


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Michael S Bass, Mark A Kirpatrick, Andre D Jarboe, Darin Morrow, Steven Thobe: Systems and methods for managing web user information. Bellsouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Scott P Zimmerman, Geoff Sutcliffe, Todd Mitchem, May 29, 2007: US07225462 (25 worldwide citation)

Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for managing information concerning users of a network web site. The system includes a web server for providing access to various network resources, such as web pages and applications and an applications server coupled to the web ser ...


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John R Stefanik: Remote control device with directional mode indicator. Bellsouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Geoff Sutcliffe, Todd Mitchem, Walters & Zimmerman, June 15, 2004: US06750801 (25 worldwide citation)

A remote control device including a processor and a motion detector in communication with the processor. The device also includes at least one input device in communication with the processor and a directional mode indicator in communication with the processor, the directional mode indicator for ind ...


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Scott R Swix, William R Matz: Method and system for managing timed responses to A/V events in television programming. AT&T BLS Intellectual Property, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, Geoff Sutcliffe, September 11, 2007: US07269835 (24 worldwide citation)

Exemplary embodiments provide an incentive for a viewer to watch and react to audio/video programming. For example, the viewer may be prompted during a program to provide an indicated response to an event within an indicated time period. Thereafter, the indicated response to the event may be detecte ...


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Donald R Laliberte: Method and system for emergency control of a voice/data communications device. AT&T Intellectual Property, Bambi F Walters, Geoff Sutcliffe, Todd Mitchem, August 14, 2007: US07257387 (24 worldwide citation)

Emergency remote control communications systems and methods provide remote access to, activation of, deactivation of, monitoring of, communications with, and/or otherwise management of a Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications device (and/or another peripheral communications device) in re ...