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Brian P Dougherty, Eric E Del Sesto: Compact graphical interactive information system. Wink Communications, Fenwick & West, December 8, 1998: US05848352 (228 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, C Leo Meier: Using the electronic program guide to synchronize interactivity with broadcast programs. Wink Communication, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, April 11, 2006: US07028327 (203 worldwide citation)

In a broadcasting system, an electronic program guide (EPG) is used to determine what broadcast program is on a given channel at a given time in a given location. With the particular determined broadcast program as an input, timing offset objects defining interactive content related to the determine ...


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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 (153 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 (126 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 (118 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 (104 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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A Hunter Fanney, Brian P Dougherty: Photovoltaic solar water heating system. The United States of America represented by the Secretary of Commerce, Michael de Angeli, March 8, 1994: US05293447 (34 worldwide citation)

A system for heating water using solar energy comprises a photovoltaic array, a water heater comprising a variable resistive load, and a controller for varying either the load characteristics of the resistive load or the power generating characteristics of the photovoltaic array, or both, to ensure ...


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Brian P Dougherty, Eric E Del Sesto: Method and apparatus for providing and receiving broadcaster information. Wink Communications, Fenwick & West, March 6, 2001: US06198509 (24 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus identifies a tuned frequency or other information about a broadcaster or an interactive information system application using a description of the broadcaster or application, allowing an interactive information system to be easily controlled without requiring an information pro ...


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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, li efei, January 5, 2000: CN99107628

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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