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Jack Hao
Jianxiu Hao, Guillermo Ortiz, Diego S Rozensztejn, Fenglin Yin: Method, computer program product, and apparatus for providing communications with at least one media provider. Verizon Patent and Licensing, March 10, 2015: US08978066


Methods, computer program products, and apparatuses are provided for allowing a user to communicate with a set top box and a media content server through a mobile communication device, such as a cellular phone. The user may be able to request and receive a customer specific interactive programming g ...


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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 (17 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, 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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Steven M Hoffberg: Intelligent electronic appliance system and method. Milde & Hoffberg, February 1, 2005: US06850252 (1408 worldwide citation)


An intelligent electronic appliance preferably includes a user interface, data input and/or output port, and an intelligent processor. A preferred embodiment comprises a set top box for interacting with broadband media streams, with an adaptive user interface, content-based media processing and/or m ...


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John Xidos, Ross MacDougall, David Carrigan, Gary Hammond, Pamela Little, Bruce Reid: Distributed gaming system. Tech Link International Entertainment, Roylance Abrams Berdo & Goodman, December 22, 1998: US05851149 (823 worldwide citation)


The Distributed Gaming System provides a user with remote location gaming, for example from within a hotel room. Using the room's television and a remote control, the user, such as a hotel guest, is able to play games similar to those available on a Video Lottery Terminal. The games are displayed on ...


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Martin R Picco, William G Mears, Jonathan S Kau: System and method for inserting local content into programming content. Cogent Technology, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, February 22, 2000: US06029045 (610 worldwide citation)


A system for communicating a programming data stream and a data stream containing pieces of local content data that are going to be inserted into a local content space in the programming data stream at some predetermined time is provided in which the programming data stream and the local content dig ...


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Michel Girard, Keith Rowe, Joseph H Matthews III, Frank Lawler: System and method for calling video on demand using an electronic programming guide. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 12, 1998: US05751282 (557 worldwide citation)


An interactive television system has a centrally located head end server coupled to service multiple, remotely located set-top boxes. Each set-top box runs an electronic programming guide that provides an on-screen program grid listing program titles in relation to their scheduled viewing times and ...


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Roy J Rosser: Set top device for targeted electronic insertion of indicia into video. Princeton Video Image, Richard C Woodbridge, Woodbridge & Associates PC, September 3, 2002: US06446261 (473 worldwide citation)


A method of anonymous targeted insertion of indicia into video broadcasts. Individual televisions or other video reception devices are associated with set-top boxes that monitor the usage and viewing habits of the television set or other video reception device. A viewer profile derived from data acq ...


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Thomas R Lemmons, Donald W Allison, Jerry D Henshaw, Connie T Marshall: Interactive program guide systems and processes. Prevue Networks, Joseph M Guiliano, Matthew T Byrne, Fish & Neave, March 9, 1999: US05880768 (465 worldwide citation)


Interactive program guide systems and related processes are provided which can automatically tune a television, or program a VCR, based on program selections made from program schedule information displayed on a television or other suitable video monitor. The interactive program guide is preferably ...


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Robert M Fries: Interactive entertainment and information system using television set-top box. Microsoft Corporation, Michalik & Wylie PLLC, November 13, 2001: US06317885 (457 worldwide citation)


An interactive entertainment and information system using a television set-top box, wherein pages of information are periodically provided to the set-top box for user interaction therewith. The pages include associated meta-data defining active locations on each page. When a page is displayed, the u ...



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