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Dean J Blackketter, Daniel J Zigmond, Timothy F Park: Trigger having a time attribute. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, July 2, 2002: US06415438 (193 worldwide citation)

An interactive television trigger has a time attribute value that indicates a future time when the trigger is to be executed. In many situations, the trigger is sent to the receiver unit prior to the future time (e.g., to account for bandwidth limitations or to allow prefetching of an information re ...


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Timothy F Park, Dean J Blackketter, Sandra R Bernardi: Enabling and/or disabling selected types of broadcast triggers. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, October 1, 2002: US06460180 (144 worldwide citation)

Information from an information resource may be displayed with television video in a synchronized fashion. A trigger, broadcast along with the television video, identifies the resource and indicates how information from the resource should display. When a trigger is received, the receiver unit deter ...


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Dean J Blackketter, Daniel J Zigmond, Sandra R Bernardi, Timothy F Park: Methods and apparatus for broadcasting interactive advertising using remote advertising templates. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, September 5, 2006: US07103904 (109 worldwide citation)

Described are methods and apparatus for enhancing a television advertisement simultaneously displayed on a number of remote receivers. In one embodiment, one or more advertisement templates are stored in memory on each of the remote receivers. The templates include formatting information and data fi ...


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Dean J Blackketter, Timothy F Park, Christopher White, Jeff Yaksick: User interface for interactive television systems. Microsoft Corporation, June 26, 2007: US07237253 (103 worldwide citation)

An interactive television system displays a television program having an associated channel. The system also displays an interactive television mode indicator if the displayed television program supports an interactive television mode. The interactive television mode is activated in response to a re ...


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Stuart Ozer, Timothy F Park, Daniel J Zigmond, Michael A Killianey: Tracking viewing behavior of advertisements on a home entertainment system. Webtv Networks, Workman Nydegger, March 16, 2004: US06708335 (99 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for tracking viewing behavior of advertisements on home entertainment systems. A processing device associated with the home entertainment system determines that an advertisement is being displayed. For example, the processing device can recognize an identifying marker embedded in ...


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Stuart Ozer, Timothy F Park, Daniel J Zigmond, Michael A Killianey: Tracking viewing behavior of a home entertainment system. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger, March 9, 2004: US06704929 (95 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for providing and tracking viewing behavior of home entertainment systems. A viewer event such as tuning to a selected television channel, occurs at a home entertainment system. The event is coupled with information describing the programming viewed on the home entertainment syst ...


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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, January 2, 2007: US07159232 (59 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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Dean J Blackketter, Daniel J Zigmond, Timothy F Park: Broadcast enhancement trigger addressed to multiple uniquely addressed information resources. WebTv Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, May 6, 2003: US06560777 (58 worldwide citation)

The invention is a method and apparatus for simultaneously enhancing two or more unique HTML pages (information resources) using a single enhancement trigger. A content creator, (e.g., a program producer, broadcaster, affiliate, cable company, or satellite provider), embeds an enhancement trigger in ...


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Dean J Blackketter, Timothy F Park, Daniel J Zigmond, John R Matheny: Method and apparatus for indexing video programs. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 27, 2007: US07197758 (54 worldwide citation)

A television program is received that includes an index that identifies multiple television program segments contained in the television program. The index of program segments is displayed to a television viewer, and the television viewer is allowed to select at least one program segment for recordi ...


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Dean J Blackketter, Christopher White, Jeffrey D Yaksick, Timothy F Park: User interface for interactive television systems. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 21, 2009: US07523478 (34 worldwide citation)

An interactive television system displays a television program having an associated channel. The system also displays an interactive television mode indicator if the displayed television program supports an interactive television mode. The interactive television mode is activated in response to a re ...