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Simon Rowe
Geoffrey R Smith, Iain Merrick, Michael A Killianey, John Alastair Hawkins, Greg Hecht, Simon Rowe: Log processing to determine impression values using reliable durations. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, December 14, 2010: US07853969 (15 worldwide citation)

Set top box logs are received from a television provider and processed to compensate for broadcast latency and generate normalized log data, e.g., log data that are indexed to a relative time. Channel tunes and the channel tune times of the normalized log data can be compared to expected air times o ...


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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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Simon Rowe
Geoffrey R Smith, Iain Merrick, Michael A Killaney, John Alastair Hawkins, Greg Hecht, Simon Rowe: Log processing to determine impression values using reliable durations. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, February 28, 2012: US08127325 (1 worldwide citation)

Set top box logs are received from a television provider and processed to identify channel tunes and channel tune times. The channel tunes and channel tune times of the log data can be compared to expected air times of television advertisements on channels, and an impression values, e.g., projected ...


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Peter Potrebic, Jeffrey D Yaksick, Geoffrey R Smith: Systems and methods using multiple tuners. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, October 12, 2004: US06804824 (105 worldwide citation)

The present invention enhances a user experience by using multiple tuners to simultaneously tune multiple channels. The multiple tuners channels included in programming content, so that a user is able to rapidly tune the channels without having to wait. Other features include the ability to simultan ...


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Peter J Potrebic, Steven M Horowitz, Geoffrey R Smith: Optimizing use of storage space in a video data recording system. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, August 8, 2006: US07088910 (79 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for optimizing the use and availability of storage space in a video data recording system. An intelligent disk recording and management system selectively assigns tags to determine the manner and/or priority of recording programs onto a storage device and the priority of maintain ...


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Geoffrey R Smith, James A Baldwin, Michael D Dodd, Peter T Barrett, David C Clifford, Grant D Mohr, Dustin L Green: Accelerated channel change in rate-limited environments. Microsoft Corporation, January 13, 2009: US07477653 (28 worldwide citation)

Accelerated channel change (ACC) strategies are described for supplying a client module with media information by transitioning between a first delivery of media information provided by first delivery functionality and a second delivery of media information provided by second delivery functionality ...


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Geoffrey R Smith: DVR-based targeted advertising. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, December 15, 2009: US07634785 (26 worldwide citation)

DVR-based targeted advertising is described. In an embodiment, a targeted advertisement system includes a DVR, an advertisement data store, and an advertisement manager. The DVR records media content, maintains the recorded media content for on-demand viewing, and provides the recorded media content ...


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Geoffrey R Smith, James A Baldwin, Michael D Dodd, Peter T Barrett, David C Clifford, Grant D Mohr, Dustin L Green: Accelerated channel change in rate-limited environments. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 17, 2011: US07944863 (11 worldwide citation)

Accelerated channel change (ACC) strategies are described for supplying a client module with media information by transitioning between a first delivery of media information provided by first delivery functionality and a second delivery of media information provided by second delivery functionality ...


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Dustin L Green, Michael D Dodd, David C Clifford, Geoffrey R Smith, Peter T Barrett, Grant D Mohr: Retry strategies for use in a streaming environment. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 6, 2008: US07370129 (10 worldwide citation)

Strategies are described for performing retry analysis in an environment which involves the transmission of media information from a source module to a target module. In the context of the source module, the retry analysis determines whether the source module should satisfy the retry requests issued ...


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Geoffrey R Smith, Kevin T Carle, Michael A Cleron, Samuel Thomas Scott III, Victor S Lee: MediaDescription data structures for carrying descriptive content metadata and content acquisition data in multimedia systems. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 5, 2010: US07644103 (8 worldwide citation)

A MediaDescription data structure that includes both descriptive metadata, such as EPG information, about a multimedia content item and instructions for acquiring the content item is assigned to each multimedia content item in a multimedia system. A MediaDescription data structure is transferable as ...



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