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James Harold Gray, Thomas Jefferson Brothers: Methods and systems for collaborative capture of television viewer generated clickstreams. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, November 10, 2009: US07617508 (17 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems provide clickstream captures at both local and remote components by receiving user commands generated by the viewer locally where at least some of those commands are then sent to the remote component concurrently relative to when they are generated by the viewer. Commands may be ...


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James Harold Gray, Thomas Jefferson Brothers, Willilam Randolph Matz: Interactive content with enhanced network operator control. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Toler Law Group PC, April 9, 2013: US08418196 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are described that provide enhanced network operator control. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method comprises determining at a head-end and data center whether to inform one or more users of an interactive television service of available content, the one o ...


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James Harold Gray, Thomas Jefferson Brothers: Methods and systems for capturing commands. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, April 26, 2011: US07934227 (2 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems capture user commands. A user command is received at a viewer's appliance. A determination is made whether the user command is automatically locally stored in memory of the viewer appliance. A look-up is performed when the user command is not automatically locally stored in the v ...


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James Harold Gray, Thomas Jefferson Brothers: Methods and systems for network based capture of television viewer generated clickstreams. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, March 18, 2014: US08677384 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems provide clickstream captures at a remote component, such as a video control system of a television network, by receiving user commands generated by the viewer that are sent to the remote component concurrently relative to when they are generated by the viewer. The commands are ca ...


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James Harold Gray, Thomas Jefferson Brothers, William Randolph Matz: System and method for enhanced hot key delivery. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Toler Law Group PC, January 10, 2017: US09544646

A method includes receiving, at a head-end, content to be provided to a particular subscriber. The method includes creating an indicator configured to provide to a subscriber side system an indication of an availability of alternated content based on the content. The method further includes sending ...


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James Harold Gray, Thomas Jefferson Brothers, William Randolph Matz: System and method for providing interactive media content over a network. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Toler Law Group PC, January 21, 2014: US08635643

According to one aspect of the present invention, systems and methods are provided for informing a user of an interactive television service of available content from an Internet web site and redirecting the user to the Internet content responsive to selection of a hot key embedded in content signal ...


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James Harold Gray, Thomas Jefferson Brothers, William Randolpoh Matz: System and method for enhanced hot key delivery. AT&T Intellectual Property I, Toler Law Group PC, October 9, 2012: US08286203

According to one embodiment, a service provider determines whether to inform one or more users of an interactive television service of available content. Responsive to determining to inform the one or more users of the available content, a hot key signal is generated. The hot key signal is sent to t ...


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James Harold Gray, Thomas Jefferson Brothers, William Randolpoh Matz: System and method for providing enhanced hot key control. Scott P Zimmerman PLLC, December 30, 2004: US20040268416-A1

According to various aspects of the present invention, methods and systems are provided for informing users of an interactive television service of available content during an advertisement or via an electronic program guide. A hot key signal is inserted into a content signal transmitted to the one ...


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James Harold Gray, Thomas Jefferson Brothers, William Randolph Matz: System and method for providing enhanced hot key functionality. Bellsouth Corporation, December 30, 2004: US20040268417-A1

According to one aspect of the present invention, a method of providing enhanced hot key functionality comprises receiving a hot key signal from an interactive television service provider's network. The hot key signal indicates availability and a location of alternate content. A determination is mad ...


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James Harold Gray, Thomas Jefferson Brothers, William Randolph Matz: Interactive content with enhanced network operator control. Bambi Faivre Walters, December 30, 2004: US20040268418-A1

A method and apparatus are described that provide enhanced network operator control. According to one aspect of the present invention, a method comprises determining at a head-end and data center whether to inform one or more users of an interactive television service of available content, the one o ...