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 (334 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 ...

Bryan C Gebhardt, Kalpesh R Patel, Allan C Thygesen, Steve Berriatua, Christopher J Michel: Automatic control of broadcast and execution of interactive applications to maintain synchronous operation with broadcast programs. Wink Communications, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, December 15, 2009: US07634787 (43 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 ...