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Guy Frederick Tozzoli, Christopher James Lynch: Full service trade system. Full Service Trade System, George B Snyder, Eugene L Flanagan III, February 10, 1998: US05717989 (666 worldwide citation)

A system stores criteria specified by a funder relating to trade transactions for buyers and sellers. The system compares the criteria with a proposed purchase order to determine whether the system can generate a payment guarantee on behalf of the funder for the buyer to the seller. The system also ...


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Victor A Aijala, Gerald B Cohen, James M Jensen, Wendell D Lynch, Juan C Urbi: Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding broadcast or recorded segments and monitoring audience exposure thereto. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford P C, November 26, 1996: US05579124 (530 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for encoding and decoding information in broadcast or recorded segment signals are described. In certain embodiments, an audience monitoring system encodes identification information in the audio signal portion of a broadcast or recorded segment using spread spectrum encoding. ...


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Michael D Ellis, Stephen M Dunn, Michael W Fellinger, Fancy B Younglove, David M James, David L Clifton, Richard S Land: Method and system for recognition of broadcast segments. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford, July 25, 1995: US05436653 (371 worldwide citation)

Broadcast segment recognition systems and methods are provided in which a signature representing a monitored broadcast segment is compared with broadcast segment signatures in a data base representing known broadcast segments to determine whether a match exists. Criteria for determining the validity ...


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Michel Fardeau, Michel Briend, Marc Tommasi, Serge Galant: Method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program including a sound signal. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford P C, December 3, 1996: US05581800 (351 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program broadcast by a radio station or by a television channel, or recorded on a medium, by adding an inaudible encoded message to the sound signal of the program, the message identifying the broadcasting channel or station, the program, and/or ...


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Michel Fardeau, Michel Briend, Marc Tommasi, Serge Galant: Method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program including a sound signal. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford P C, November 12, 1996: US05574962 (345 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program broadcast by a radio station or by a television channel, or recorded on a medium, by adding an inaudible encoded message to the sound signal of the program, the message identifying the broadcasting channel or station, the program, and/or ...


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James M Jensen, Wendell D Lynch, Michael M Perelshteyn, Robert B Graybill, Sayed Hassan, Wayne Sabin: Apparatus and methods for including codes in audio signals and decoding. Eugene L Flanagan III, Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan, June 9, 1998: US05764763 (321 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for including a code having at least one code frequency component in an audio signal are provided. The abilities of various frequency components in the audio signal to mask the code frequency component to human hearing are evaluated and based on these evaluations an amplitude i ...


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Jon R Brooks, James M Jensen, Roberta M McConochie, Susan V Osborn, Amy E Pearl, Carole M Schmidt, Ann B Seiler, Carol P Stowell, Thomas W White, Wylie Wong: Compliance incentives for audience monitoring/recording devices. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford, January 9, 1996: US05483276 (287 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for promoting use by an audience member of a portable broadcast exposure monitoring and/or recording device in accordance with a predetermined usage criterion. A sense signal is provided indicating whether the device is being carried with the person of the audience m ...


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Michael D Ellis, Stephen M Dunn, Michael W Fellinger, Fancy B Younglove, David M James, David L Clifton, Richard S Land: Method and system for producing a signature characterizing an audio broadcast signal. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford P C, March 18, 1997: US05612729 (235 worldwide citation)

A method and system for producing a signature which characterizes an audio broadcast signal for use in broadcast signal recognition, wherein the signature is based on a comparison of time-displaced frequency band values each representing a respective frequency band of the audio broadcast signal. Eac ...


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Michael D Ellis, Stephen M Dunn, Michael W Fellinger, Fancy B Younglove, David M James, David L Clifton, Richard S Land: Method and system for recognition of broadcast segments. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford, April 2, 1996: US05504518 (212 worldwide citation)

The broadcast audio signal and/or the broadcast video signal of a monitored broadcast are temporarily stored and predetermined signal events are detected which indicate possible new broadcast segments of interest of the monitored broadcast. Intervals of the monitored broadcast are selected as possib ...


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Michel Fardeau, Michel Briend, Marc Tommasi, Serge Galant: Method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program including a sound signal. Ceridian Corporation, Eugene L Flanagan III, July 28, 1998: US05787334 (206 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically identifying a program broadcast by a radio station or by a television channel, or recorded on a medium, by adding an inaudible encoded message to the sound signal of the program, the message identifying the broadcasting channel or station, the program, and/or ...