Digital television application protocol for interactive television

  • US 7,882,533 B2
  • Filed: 02/09/2009
  • Issued: 02/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/02/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium containing instructions that when executed cause a computer to:

  • receive at a server from a client device, an uncompressed first message containing at least one of application code, control, data, and audio/visual data in the client device compatible protocol different from HTTP, the uncompressed first message encapsulating an HTTP request;

    translate the first message into a standard HTTP communication protocol message at the server;

    send the translated uncompressed HTTP message from the server to a service provider;

    receive a cookie at the server from the service provider in response to the HTTP message;

    cache the cookie at the server;

    generate a cookie to session identifier translation table;

    use the cookie to session identifier translation table to answer a client device hardware identifier name request from an HTTP server; and

    use the client device hardware identifier to extract user information from a central registry.

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