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William L Thomas, Steven J Sletten, John W Mathews Jr, Jeffrey C Swinehart, Michael W Fellinger, John E Hershey, George P Hyatt, Robert F Kubichek: Method, apparatus and system for recognizing broadcast segments. Control Data Corporation, Laurence S Rogers, Jeffrey H Ingerman, April 19, 1988: US04739398 (412 worldwide citation)

A method, apparatus and system are provided for recognizing broadcast segments, such as commercials, in real time by continuous pattern recognition without resorting to cues or codes in the broadcast signal. Each broadcast frame is parametized to yield a digital word and a signature is constructed f ...


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William J McKenna, Kenneth W Silvers, Rand B Nickerson, Russell J Welsh, Harold R Walker, Joseph A Cullity, Bohdan Stryzak: Television and market research data collection system and method. Control Data Corporation, Irell & Manella, March 28, 1989: US04816904 (408 worldwide citation)

A data gathering system includes a plurality of remote units which are controlled from a central location. Each of the remote units is attached to a television receiver which is generally but not necessarily attached to a cable system. Each of the remote units can function to determine which of seve ...


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Arthur W Allison III, Joseph A Damoci, William H Forlines, Carl B Gipson, Matthew F Kern, David M Myers: Distributed monitoring system. Control Data Corporation, Frederick W Niebuhr, Robert M Angus, Edward P Heller, March 27, 1990: US04912552 (247 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed which may be used for collecting television channel tuning data, household purchase data, VCR channel usage data and the like; on site at a plurality of preselected households, wherein the system concentrates and transmits the collected data to a central site in a fault toleran ...


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Glenn M Boles, Gary W Schober, Wen S Chein, Chris P Symanski, Philippe Des Rioux, Walter Tomkoski III: Electronic data encoding and recognition system. Control Data Corporation, May 28, 1991: US05019899 (218 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for creating digital signatures from frames of selected video segments such as TV commercials by a digitizing, compression and selection process which produces a multi-digit signature from each frame. The signatures are stored in a memory database. I ...


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Gerald B Cohen, Louis W Conley, Roberta M McConochie, Robert H Patchen, James D Peacock, Claude A Rankin, Thomas W White: Self-administered survey systems, methods and devices. Control Data Corporation, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford P C, April 14, 1998: US05740035 (163 worldwide citation)

Self-administered survey devices include a display, an input device, a memory and a control device which controls the display to show at least one survey question and control the memory to store a response to the at least one question. A system and method for carrying out self-administered surveys u ...


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James L Porter: TV monitor. Control Data Corporation, Robert M Angus, August 23, 1977: US04044376 (146 worldwide citation)

A TV monitor includes an antenna coupler capable of selectively coupling the TV receiver being monitored to an antenna or an r.f. oscillator. The oscillator is selectively operated to impose an r.f. signal onto the antenna input of the receiver between successive horizontal blanking periods on an ac ...


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Nicholas P Van Brunt: Test system for LSI circuits resident on LSI chips. Control Data Corporation, William J McGinnis Jr, November 2, 1982: US04357703 (107 worldwide citation)

A test system performs dynamic testing of complex logic modules at full system clock rates and is resident on each LSI chip under test. The system logic is designed to be included on each LSI chip to reduce the time and computation required to detect and isolate faults in systems built from one or m ...


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Nicholas P Van Brunt: Simulator system for logic design validation. Control Data Corporation, William J McGinnis, Joseph A Genovese, July 2, 1985: US04527249 (101 worldwide citation)

A hardware network or system is disclosed for testing LSI and VLSI logic device design and system design by simulation utilizing individual gate functions. The simulator system uses switching logic, random access memory, and a state table device to simulate particular test routines to test device de ...


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Max C Logan, Jon T Nordstrom: Dew point sensitive computer cooling system. Control Data Corporation, Edward P Heller III, J A Genovese, April 23, 1985: US04512161 (100 worldwide citation)

A computer cooling system has a mixing valve which supplies coolant to the computer and receives hot return coolant from the computer and also chilled return coolant from a chiller intermediate the computer and the mixing valve. The mixing valve mixes the hot return coolant with the chilled return c ...


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Oscar M Lurie: Television monitoring device. Control Data Corporation, J A Genovese, R M Angus, September 23, 1986: US04613904 (97 worldwide citation)

A channel identifying rolling bar code, transmitted with a television broadcast signal, is displayed at a selected location on the receiving television screen. An apparatus is secured to the television set to view the rolling bar code to identify the channel being transmitted and process that inform ...