81
Dean J Blackketter, Timothy F Park, Daniel J Zigmond, Sharon F Glusker, John R Matheny: Scheduling the recording of television programs. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes Pllc, September 8, 2005: US20050196138-A1

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 ...


82
Dean J Blackketter, Timothy F Park, Daniel J Zigmond, Sharon F Glusker, John Matheny: Scheduling the recording of television programs. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes Pllc, September 8, 2005: US20050196139-A1

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 ...


83
Daniel J Zigmond, Samuel Thomas Scott, Kevin T Carle: Method and apparatus for handling metadata. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes Pllc, September 22, 2005: US20050210501-A1

A system records a video program as well as metadata associated with the video program. The system then receives updated metadata associated with the video program. The previously recorded metadata is replaced with the updated metadata.


84
Kevin T Carle, Daniel J Zigmond: Method and apparatus for maintaining state information. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes Pllc, September 22, 2005: US20050210525-A1

A method initializes a client device that has an associated identifier. The identifier is communicated to a configuration server that contains configuration information associated with the client device. The configuration information is received from the configuration server and is applied to the cl ...


85
Daniel J Zigmond, Vivek Thukral, Samuel Thomas Scott: Method and apparatus for managing channel information. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes Pllc, September 22, 2005: US20050210138-A1

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 ...


86
Daniel J Zigmond, Dov Green: Context-Sensitive Remote Controls. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes Pllc, June 15, 2006: US20060125652-A1

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 ...


87
Dean J Blackketter, Daniel J Zigmond: Communicating scripts in a data service channel of a video signal. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger Microsoft, August 4, 2005: US20050172331-A1

Described are methods and apparatus for enhancing an information resource, such as a Web page, simultaneously residing in memory on a number of remote receivers. A content creator, (e.g., a program producer, broadcaster, affiliate, cable company or satellite provider), embeds a trigger in a data ser ...


88
Daniel J Zigmond, David R Anderson, Christopher M White, Jeffrey D Yaksick: Television/Internet terminal user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman, May 5, 2005: US20050097622-A1

A viewer of television programming is alerted to the availability of content related to the programming (e.g. an associated Internet web page) by an icon momentarily displayed on the screen. Using a remote control, the viewer can select the icon. A control panel then appears, superimposed over the t ...


89
Bruce A Leak, Daniel J Zigmond, Dean J Blackketter: Interactive television triggers having connected content/disconnected content attribute. Workman Nydegger & Seeley, July 3, 2003: US20030126621-A1

Interactive television content can be classified as either disconnected content or as connected content. An interactive television system involves some receivers that cannot establish connections to the Internet and therefore cannot properly process triggers to connected content. The system also inv ...


90
Daniel J Zigmond: Combining real-time and batch mode logical address links. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger Microsoft, January 12, 2006: US20060010471-A1

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 ...