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Christopher D Williams, Jean M Goldschmidt Iti, Anthony A Shah Nazaroff, E Michael Watts, Kenneth Alan Moore, David N Hackson: Method and apparatus for automatically configuring a system based on a users monitored system interaction and preferred system access times. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 2, 1999: US05977964 (744 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically configuring a system based on a user's monitored system interaction and preferred system access times updates a user profile corresponding to the user based at least in part on the monitored user interaction with the system. Preferred system access times of t ...


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Christopher D Williams, Jean M Goldschmidt Iki, Anthony A Shah Nazaroff, Earl Michael Watts, David N Hackson, Kenneth Alan Moore: Method and apparatus for automatically determining and dynamically updating user preferences in an entertainment system. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, August 31, 1999: US05945988 (555 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically determining and dynamically updating user preferences in an entertainment system is provided. In a first embodiment, an apparatus comprises a storage medium to store user preference information corresponding to at least a subset of a plurality of entertainmen ...


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Anthony A Shah Nazaroff, Jean M Goldschmidt Iki, Kenneth Alan Moore, Christopher D Williams: Method and apparatus for purchasing upgraded media features for programming transmissions. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 5, 2000: US06157377 (158 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an improved method and apparatus for purchasing media features for programming transmissions. A selection is sent to a server system to buy an upgraded media feature for a programming transmission. The server system automatically coordinates purchasing the media featur ...


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Christopher D Williams, Jean M Goldschmidt Iki, Kenneth Alan Moore: Method and apparatus for compiling a repository of entertainment system data from multiple sources. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 5, 2000: US06157411 (127 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for compiling a repository of entertainment system data receives entertainment system data, including television program data and software application data, from at least a subset of a plurality of sources. The entertainment system data is then stored in a unitary format for s ...


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Jean M Goldschmidt Iki, Anthony Alexander Shah Nazaroff, Christopher D Williams, Kathleen Lane: Method and apparatus for recording program data without commercials. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 1, 2001: US06226444 (106 worldwide citation)

A method for managing recording of broadcast data includes recording the broadcast data on a recordable medium. Whether a commercial or a program is being broadcasted in the broadcast data is determined. Recording is stopped when a commercial is being broadcasted in the broadcast data. Recording is ...


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Jean M Goldschmidt Iki, Anthony A Shah Nazaroff, Christopher D Williams, Gregory D Buscheck, Kenneth Alan Moore: Method and apparatus for selecting a version of an entertainment program based on user preferences. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 15, 2003: US06594825 (97 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for selecting a version of an entertainment program based on user preference includes receiving entertainment programing input, identifying multiple available versions of an entertainment program, identifying, for each of the multiple versions, a set of descriptive information ...


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Christopher D Williams, Jean M Goldschmidt Iki, Anthony A Shah Nazaroff, David N Hackson: Method and apparatus for providing and monitoring coupons via a network. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 13, 2000: US06075971 (93 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for targeting specific audiences for coupon distribution. In one embodiment, users of an entertainment network are monitored to determine specific preferences. Alternatively, the users may be surveyed to determine preferences. A preference profil ...


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E Michael Watts, Christopher D Williams, Jean M Goldschmidt Iki, Anthony A Shah Nazaroff, David N Hackson: Method and apparatus for providing subsidiary data synchronous to primary content data. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 27, 2001: US06324694 (89 worldwide citation)

Primary content data is received from an external source and subsidiary data is obtained which corresponds to the primary content data, wherein the subsidiary data is independent of the primary content data. The subsidiary data is provided synchronous to the primary content data.


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Jean M Goldschmidt Iki, Anthony Alexander Shah Nazaroff, Christopher D Williams, Kathleen Lane: Method and apparatus for monitoring viewing of broadcast data. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 6, 2001: US06184918 (81 worldwide citation)

A method for monitoring viewing of broadcast data includes detecting a lead tag corresponding to a program in the broadcast data. The broadcast data is monitored for a tail tag corresponding to the program. Whether the program was viewed in its entirety is determined by matching the lead tag with th ...


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Jean M Goldschmidt Iki, Christopher D Williams, Anthony A Shah Nazaroff, David N Hackson: Method and apparatus for displaying video data and corresponding entertainment data for multiple entertainment selection sources. Intel Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LPP, September 25, 2001: US06295646 (64 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface (GUI) includes a first window that displays video data of a first entertainment selection from a first entertainment selection source. A first area, proximate to the first window, displays entertainment system data that corresponds to the first entertainment selection. The ...