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Simon Rowe
Geoffrey R Smith, Kaustuv, Daniel J Zigmond, Jay Shrauner, John Alastair Hawkins, Simon Rowe, Michael A Killianey, Yaroslav Volovich, Iain Merrick: Log processing of channel tunes and channel tune times generated from a television processing device. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, June 22, 2010: US07743394 (3 worldwide citation)

Reporting data related to content processing devices, e.g., television devices, are processed to identify channel tunes and corresponding tune times of the content processing devices. Automatically generated channel tunes based on the corresponding tune times are identified. Content items that are a ...


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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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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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William P Dawson, Jay B Schiller, Richard A Schmelzer, Daniel J Zigmond: System for distributing video/audio files from central location to a plurality of cable headends. Cable Services Technologies, Myers Liniak & Berenato, January 14, 1997: US05594490 (198 worldwide citation)

A system and method for ensuring accurate reception of digitally encoded files that are transmitted in non-real time from a distribution station to a plurality of receiving stations, e.g. cable headends. Each file is divided into a plurality of data packets, with the packets being transmitted via sa ...


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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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Daniel J Zigmond, Dean J Blackketter: Receiving an information resource from the internet if it is not received from a broadcast channel. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, May 27, 2003: US06571392 (158 worldwide citation)

In interactive television, information from an information resource may be displayed along with television video in a synchronized fashion. When information is to be displayed at a point in the television video, a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that identifies the information resource is broadcas ...


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Phillip Y Goldman, Michael A Killianey, Daniel J Zigmond: System and method of inserting advertisements into an information retrieval system display. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, May 23, 2006: US07051351 (130 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for selecting and inserting advertisements in an information document displayed to a user, wherein the selection is based at least in part on television programming viewed by the user. The systems and methods may be implemented using the Internet or another information retrieval ...


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Daniel J Zigmond: Combining real-time and batch mode logical address links. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, April 10, 2001: US06215483 (119 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for receiving logical address links in advance of a television program and combining such links with those that may be received in real-time during a television broadcast are provided. According to one aspect of the present invention, content associated with a television (TV) ...


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John R Matheny, Daniel J Zigmond: System and method for encouraging viewers to watch television programs. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger, July 20, 2004: US06766524 (117 worldwide citation)

Described are methods and apparatus for encouraging viewers to pay attention to television programs, commercials in particular, by offering viewers some incentive to watch. In one embodiment, viewers are notified that they can receive frequent-flier miles for answering one or more simple questions a ...


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Daniel J Zigmond, David R Anderson, Dean J Blackketter: Document data structure and method for integrating broadcast television with web pages. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger, August 31, 2004: US06785902 (104 worldwide citation)

Described are a method and apparatus for incorporating broadcast television into Web pages. Broadcast television can be embedded into Web pages using, for example, a “tv:” attribute in conjunction with common HTML tags. Within the “tv:” attribute, a Web-page author can reference a TV station by chan ...



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