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Charles A Eldering: Advertisement selection system supporting discretionary target market characteristics. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder, Komlika K Gill, April 10, 2001: US06216129 (565 worldwide citation)

An advertisement selection system is presented in which vectors describing an actual or hypothetical market for a product or desired viewing audience can be determined. An ad characterization vector is transmitted along with a consumer ID. The consumer ID is used to retrieve a consumer characterizat ...


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Charles A Eldering: Advertisement auction system. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder, November 27, 2001: US06324519 (520 worldwide citation)

An advertisement auction system is presented in which content/opportunity providers announce to advertisers that they have an opportunity to present an advertisement to a consumer. The advertiser transmits ad characterization information which is correlated with the consumer profile. Based on the re ...


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Charles A Eldering: Consumer profiling system. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder, October 2, 2001: US06298348 (374 worldwide citation)

A consumer profiling system is presented in which consumer profiles are formed and updated based on their purchases. The consumer profiles contain both demographic data and product preferences. Purchase records are transmitted to the consumer profiling system which updates the consumer profiles base ...


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Charles A Eldering, M Lamine Sylla: Client-server based subscriber characterization system. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder, September 24, 2002: US06457010 (342 worldwide citation)

A subscriber characterization system is presented in which the subscriber's requests are transmitted to a server which fulfills those requests and performs monitoring of the subscriber requests for subsequent characterization of the subscriber. Monitoring includes maintaining records of the tim ...


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Charles A Eldering: Advertisement subgroups for digital streams. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder, September 2, 2003: US06615039 (268 worldwide citation)

A targeted advertising system based on subgroups. Different subgroups are formed based on one or more subscriber characteristics, and different targeted advertisements transmitted to the different subgroups. In the Internet-environment, the subgroups are formed by utilizing multicast addresses. In c ...


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Thomas R Eames, Charles A Eldering: Video, data and telephony gateway. Next Level Communications, Covington & Burling, November 13, 2001: US06317884 (266 worldwide citation)

A residential gateway for distributing video, data and telephony services is disclosed. The gateway has a MPEG bus connected from a network interface module to a first and a second video processors. A microprocessor controls the first and second video processors by sending control signals across a c ...


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Charles A Eldering: Advertisement selection system supporting discretionary target market characteristics. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder, May 6, 2003: US06560578 (259 worldwide citation)

An advertisement selection system is presented in which vectors describing an actual or hypothetical market for a product or desired viewing audience can be determined. An ad characterization vector is transmitted along with a consumer ID. The consumer ID is used to retrieve a consumer characterizat ...


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Charles A Eldering, Gregory C Flickinger, Jeffrey S Hamilton: Advertising management system for digital video streams. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder, Ryder IP Law PC, November 16, 2004: US06820277 (231 worldwide citation)

An Ad Management System (AMS) for managing sales and insertion of targeted advertisements into advertising opportunities (“avails”). The AMS provides advertisers an ability to describe their advertisements (ad characteristics) in terms of target market demographics, required ad bandwidth, ad duratio ...


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Charles A Eldering, M Lamine Sylla: Subscriber characterization system. Prime Research Alliance, Technology Patents & Licensing, December 12, 2006: US07150030 (212 worldwide citation)

A subscriber characterization system is presented in which the subscriber's selections are monitored, including monitoring of the time duration programming is watched, the volume at which the programming is listened to, and any available information regarding the type of programming, including categ ...


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Charles A Eldering, Gregory C Flickinger, Jeffrey S Hamilton: Advertisement insertion techniques for digital video streams. Expanse Networks, Douglas J Ryder Esq, Ryder IP Law PC, March 9, 2004: US06704930 (209 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the insertion and transport of advertisements in a digital environment, including methods for directing advertisements (ads) at subscribers and substituting advertisements in a program stream with targeted advertisements. The insertion methods are based on synchronous, ple ...