Convergence of interactive television and wireless technologies

CAFC
  • US 7,900,229 B2
  • Filed: 10/15/2002
  • Issued: 03/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/15/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for utilizing a user profile in an interactive television system, the method comprising:

  • updating a user profile responsive to a first user activity, the first user activity being initiated via a first device;

    initiating a second user activity, the second user activity being initiated via a second device which is different from the first device, wherein either(i) the first user activity is related to television viewing and the second user activity is unrelated to television viewing, or(ii) the first user activity is unrelated to television viewing and the second user activity is related to television viewing;

    accessing the user profile in response to the second user activity; and

    transmitting data to a user responsive to the second user activity, wherein the transmitted data is based at least in part on the user profile, and wherein the first user activity affects a content of said data transmitted to the user responsive to the second user activity.

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