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Kenneth C Hite, Walter S Ciciora, Tom Alison, Robert G Beauregard: System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers. Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, June 30, 1998: US05774170 (817 worldwide citation)

This invention enhances television (and radio) advertising by targeting, delivering and displaying electronic advertising messages (commercials) within specified programming in one or more pre-determined households (or on specific display devices) while simultaneously preventing a commercial from be ...


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Kenneth C Hite, Walter S Ciciora, Tom Alison, Robert G Beauregard: System and method for delivering targeted advertisements to consumers using direct commands. Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, December 14, 1999: US06002393 (437 worldwide citation)

A system and method for targeting TV advertisements to individual consumers delivering a plurality of advertisements to a display site. A command signal is sent to the display site commanding the display of a selected advertisement suited for the individual consumer. In another embodiment, a predete ...


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Kenneth C Hite, Walter S Ciciora, Tom Alison, Robert G Beauregard: Method and apparatus for synchronizing commercial advertisements across multiple communication channels. Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, September 8, 1998: US05805974 (123 worldwide citation)

A satellite uplink/studio system has timing means coupled therewith for precise commercial timing such that prerecorded commercials are simultaneously started with sufficient precision to appear simultaneously to viewers changing channels.


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Alan Chung, Peter Stern, Tom Alison, Robert Kieffer: Apparatus and method for customized email and data management. Zenbe, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Ip Prosecution Department, July 16, 2009: US20090182788-A1

An apparatus and method for customized email and data management is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a collaborative page is created to contain an email module configured to access one or more email accounts. Emails from the one or more email accounts are selected using an email selection cri ...