Reinforced video frequency program system and method for user simple information

Application Number  00129577 Application Date  2000.09.29
Publication Number  1291050 Publication Date  2001.04.11
Priority Information   1999/9/29 US 09/409,305  
Applicant(s) Name  ACTV Co.  
Inventor(s) Name  Michael R. Abatu;Jeffry M. Hulinton;Carl R. Duda  
Patent Agency Code  11219 Patent Agent  fang ting
AbstractA file specifying a ''donut'' of dynamic, hierarchical, shared user-profile information is maintained. The donut contains a user-profile, or acts as a key to a data repository containing such a user-profile, and the donut specifies user-profile information such as user characteristics, viewing preferences, hobbies, and spending habits. The donut may be stored in a network server or in a user's machine which is connectible to the network. The donut is accessed by browser programs, associated web server programs, and other applications for use in routing content to the user associated with the donut. The donut implements a dynamic store of user profile-data which may be exchanged between the user and the server.