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Daniel J Zigmond: Combining real-time and batch mode logical address links. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, July 27, 2010: US07765575 (23 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for displaying Internet content associated with television programming. Content associated with a program included in the television programming is automatically displayed by a set top box. Before the broadcast of a program, listing information or EPG data is stored at the set to ...


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Daniel J Zigmond, Jason Bayer, Greg Hecht, Bryan McQuade: Impression based television advertising. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, August 20, 2013: US08516515 (14 worldwide citation)

Television advertisements and associated advertisement parameters are received from advertisers. The television advertisements are automatically selected for airing during an advertisement availability based on the associated advertisement parameters. Data related to the selected television advertis ...


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Geoffrey Smith, Daniel J Zigmond, Dustin L Green, James Armand Baldwin, Kevin T Carle, Patrik Schnell, Peter T Barrett: Mixed-media service collections for multimedia platforms. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 20, 2009: US07480701 (14 worldwide citation)

A mixed-media service collection for multimedia platforms allows simultaneous access to various mixed-media services for rendering multimedia content, depending on current client conditions. In one implementation, in response to the client accessing a service collection, for example, by changing cha ...


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Bruce A Leak, Daniel J Zigmond, Dean J Blackketter: Providing multiple levels of interactive television service using triggers and trigger filters. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, July 28, 2009: US07568214 (12 worldwide citation)

An interactive television system includes “connected” receiver units capable of establishing bi-directional connections to remote information stores, such as Web servers, and “disconnected” receiver units unequipped to make such connections. The system supports the use of broadcast triggers that inc ...


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Daniel J Zigmond, Dov Green: Context-sensitive remote controls. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, February 17, 2009: US07492278 (11 worldwide citation)

Subject matter includes a reprogrammer for roving remote controllers that are capable of being used in multiple locations with different devices to be controlled at each location. An exemplary roving remote controller changes control code sets to operate whatever devices are present in a particular ...


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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. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, October 6, 2009: US07600241 (11 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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John R Matheny, Daniel J Zigmond: System and method for encouraging viewers to watch television programs. Workman Nydegger, December 31, 2013: US08621501 (9 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for encouraging viewers to pay attention to commercials by incentivizing viewers to watch. Viewers are notified that they can receive rewards for answering one or more questions during or at the conclusion of the commercial. To verify that the viewer paid attention to the comme ...


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Edward A Ludvig, Jay D Logue, Daniel J Zigmond, Steven R Sandke: Systems and methods for generating a walled garden program for substantially optimized bandwidth delivery. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 12, 2009: US07533406 (9 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for generating a walled garden program for substantially optimized bandwidth delivery are described. In particular, layers of data that are substantially similar across multiple pages of Web content are identified for subsequent reuse during transcoding operations. To this end, t ...


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Dean J Blackketter, Timothy F Park, Daniel J Zigmond, Sharon F Glusker, John R Matheny: Scheduling the recording of television programs. Microsoft Corporation, December 4, 2007: US07305692 (9 worldwide citation)

A television receiving system displays an advertisement for a future television program. If the future television program is identified as recordable, the system also displays an option to set a reminder for the advertised program and/or an option to record the advertised program on a video recorder ...


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Daniel J Zigmond, Dean J Blackketter: Interactive television receiver unit browser that waits to send requests. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, September 2, 2008: US07421728 (9 worldwide citation)

In interactive television, a broadcaster may broadcast triggers to a great many receiver units prompting the receiver units to attempt to send requests to a single destination on the Internet at roughly the same time. Such a large number of simultaneous requests can give rise to throughput problems ...