AlmondNet Inc.

U.S. Patent No. 7,861,260


This prior art search report presents the mappings of the various elements of claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 7,861,260 (‘260 Patent), titled “Targeted television advertisements based on online behavior”, from assignee AlmondNet Inc., published on 28 December 2010.

This patent relates to the fields of marketing and targeted advertising based on a user’s online activity by employing computer systems and a network of set-top boxes and a device interface. Using the user profile information derived from the online activities, a television advertisement is selected and automatically directed to the set-top box indicated by the set-top IP address associated with that online access IP address.

This preliminary search report includes the following:

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