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Dean J Blackketter, Timothy F Park, Daniel J Zigmond, Sharon F Glusker, John R Matheny: Television program pause for interactive sessions. Microsoft Corporation, March 9, 2010: US07676138 (7 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: Determining program boundaries through viewing behavior. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, November 3, 2009: US07614064 (6 worldwide citation)

Program boundaries are determined through viewing behavior. More specifically, edge and/or commercial boundaries of programs may be determined by monitoring viewing behavior of different video segments using forward and backward correlations between video segments. In a described implementation, a v ...


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Daniel J Zigmond, Dean Blackketter, William M Gillon, Phillip Goldman: Retrieving content using batch mode and real-time logical addresses. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman, June 2, 2009: US07543323 (5 worldwide citation)

Displaying content associated with a television program using logical addresses identifying the content. Content associated with the television program is automatically displayed by a set top box. Before the broadcast of a program, television listing information, such as EPG data, is stored at the s ...


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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, February 8, 2011: US07885517 (5 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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Geoffrey R Smith, Kaustuv, Daniel J Zigmond, Jay Shrauner, John Alastair Hawkins, Simon M Rowe, Michael A Killianey, Yaroslav Volovich, Iain Merrick: Channel tune dwell time log processing. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, January 3, 2012: US08091101 (5 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, Jason Bayer, Greg Hecht, Bryan McQuade: Approving transcoded advertisements in advertisement front end. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, September 21, 2010: US07802280 (4 worldwide citation)

Advertising parameters and associated television advertisements are received from advertisers. The television advertisements can be designated as pending approval. An automated approval process and a television provider approval process can be utilized to approve or disapprove of the television adve ...


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Daniel J Zigmond, Vivek Thukral, Samuel Thomas Scott: Method and apparatus for managing channel information. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, August 4, 2009: US07571232 (4 worldwide citation)

A request for content associated with a particular channel is received from a client device. A system identifies service information data associated with the channel. The system then determines how content associated with the channel will be provided to the client device. Instructions are sent to th ...


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Daniel J Zigmond, Jason Bayer, Greg Hecht, Bryan McQuade: Advertisement transcoding and approval. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, October 22, 2013: US08566861 (3 worldwide citation)

Advertising parameters and associated television advertisements are received from advertisers. The television advertisements can be designated as pending approval. An automated approval process and a television provider approval process can be utilized to approve or disapprove of the television adve ...


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Geoffrey R Smith, Kaustuv, Daniel J Zigmond, Jay Shrauner, John Alastair Hawkins, Simon M Rowe, Michael A Killianey, Yaroslav Volovich, Iain Merrick: Channel tune dwell time log processing. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, May 7, 2013: US08438591 (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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Steve Stukenborg, Daniel J Zigmond, Jason Bayer, Danny Tom, Kaustuv Kaustuv, Jagpreet S Duggal, Robert D Gardner, Deepak Chandra, Neil C Rhodes, Noam Nisan, Tal Franji, Misha Seltzer, Hal R Varian, Yossi Matias: Advertising inventory allocation. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, December 24, 2013: US08615436 (3 worldwide citation)

A simultaneous ascending price auction (“SAA”) can be used to allocate advertising inventory to bidders. The advertising inventory can be, for example, radio or television advertisement spots (“spots”). The bidders can be advertisers that can provide advertisements for presentation in the spots. Two ...