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Eric E Del Sesto, Timothy V Travaille, Christopher J Michel, Jana J Paquette: Configurable monitoring of program viewership and usage of interactive applications. Wink Communications, Fenwick & West, March 4, 2003: US06530082 (300 worldwide citation)

A system and method provide sophisticated analysis of program viewership by executing interactive applications that generate responses describing the viewers' behavior. A broadcast server maintains a database of interactive applications each preferably associated with a program that will be bro ...


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Brian P Dougherty, Eric E Del Sesto: Compact graphical interactive information system. Wink Communications, Fenwick & West, December 8, 1998: US05848352 (218 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus allows an information provider to broadcast a graphical interactive information system application to a user even using a low-bandwidth transport such as the VBI. A compact protocol encapsulates graphical information using definitions of graphical objects and resources. A scri ...


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Brian P Dougherty, Eric E Del Sesto: Method and apparatus for routing confidential information. Wink Communications, Fenwick & West, November 18, 1997: US05689799 (130 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus routes user information including confidential information and other information to a vendor in a secure manner without requiring the user to transmit information in a secure manner. The user provides a user identifier and information including confidential information to a re ...


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Brian P Dougherty, Eric E Del Sesto: Method and apparatus for routing confidential information. Wink Communications, Fenwick & West, March 26, 2002: US06363525 (120 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus routes user information including confidential information and other information to a vendor in a secure manner without requiring the user to transmit information in a secure manner. The user provides a user identifier and information including confidential information to a re ...


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Brian P Dougherty, Eric E Del Sesto: Compact graphical interactive information system. Wink Communications, Fenwick & West, October 19, 1999: US05969715 (107 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus allows an information provider to broadcast a graphical interactive information system application to a user even using a low-bandwidth transport such as the VBI. A compact protocol encapsulates graphical information using definitions of graphical objects and resources. A scri ...


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Brian P Dougherty, Allan C Thygesen, Michael Capuano: Reminder system for broadcast and non-broadcast events based on broadcast interactive applications. Wink Communications, Fenwick & West, April 20, 2004: US06725461 (96 worldwide citation)

A system and method provide a generalized reminder system in an interactive broadcast environment, that enables a viewer to quickly establish reminders for both broadcast events and non-broadcast events, and have such reminders displayed at an appropriate future time. The system includes a broadcast ...


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Timothy V Travaille, David W Brubeck: Response capacity management in interactive broadcast systems by periodic reconfiguration of response priorities. Wink Communications, Fenwick & West, May 23, 2000: US06067107 (81 worldwide citation)

A system and method allow for the periodic re-configuring of broadcast receivers to control their storage of responses to interactive applications during a polling period. A broadcast server maintains a database of interactive applications each preferably associated with a program that will be broad ...


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Bryan C Gebhardt, Houman Azarm, Charles N McCullough, Edward Valdivia: Synchronous updating of dynamic interactive applications. Wink Communications, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner and Kluth P A, May 22, 2007: US07222155 (66 worldwide citation)

An automation server interfaces with broadcast scheduling systems of various types to automatically synchronize the behavior of interactive applications relative to various broadcast programs, such as television shows and commercials, so as to maintain the appropriate interactive application for wha ...


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Del Sesto Eric E, Travaille Timothy V, Michel Christopher J, Paquette Jana J: Configurable system for monitoring programme viewership and usage of interactive applications. Wink Communications, February 2, 2000: EP0977389-A2 (49 worldwide citation)

A system and method provide sophisticated analysis of program viewership by executing interactive applications that generate responses describing the viewers' behavior. A broadcast server maintains a database of interactive applications each preferably associated with a program that will be broadcas ...


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Travaille Timothy, Brubeck David W: Response capacity management in interactive broadcast systems. Wink Communications, November 3, 1999: EP0954179-A2 (46 worldwide citation)

A system and method allow for the periodic re-configuring of broadcast receivers to control their storage of responses to interactive applications during a polling period. A broadcast server maintains a database of interactive applications each preferably associated with a program that will be broad ...



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