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Hilario Vazquez Jr, Paul R Yarnold: Gaming device having player selectable winning combinations. Bally Manufacturing Corporation, Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, September 22, 1987: US04695053 (1012 worldwide citation)

A gaming device of the type that utilizes multiple rotatable reels or a video display to display a random combination of predetermined symbols, and which issues a win indication or a payout whenever one of several predetermined winning combinations of symbols is obtained. Certain ones of the predete ...


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John G Lert Jr, Daozheng Lu: Broadcast program identification method and apparatus. A C Nielsen Company, Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, June 30, 1987: US04677466 (639 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for identifying repetitively broadcast programs, such as commercial advertisements broadcast on television and radio, detects the occurrence of predetermined events in a video signal and/or in an audio signal, detects a stability condition and extracts a signature from the vid ...


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David A Kiewit, Daozheng Lu: Methods and apparatus for automatically identifying programs viewed or recorded. A C Nielsen Company, Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, September 29, 1987: US04697209 (499 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for identifying programs such as television programs received from various sources detects the occurrence of predetermined events such as scene changes in a video signal and extracts a signature from the video signal. The signatures and the times of occurrence of the signature ...


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James N Daniel Jr, Thomas F Busyn, Brent T Batterman: Marketing research system and method for obtaining retail data on a real time basis. A C Nielsen Company, Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, November 20, 1990: US04972504 (309 worldwide citation)

A market research retail sales data collection system and method includes a plurality of cooperating retail stores, each having an in-store device for automatically collecting processing and storing market research data in a substantially totally passive or non-invasive manner with respect to the on ...


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Roger N Keesee: Lottery game and method of playing a lottery game. Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, February 1, 1994: US05282620 (256 worldwide citation)

A lottery game having a central processor and a plurality of remote terminals for playing a lottery game and a method of playing a lottery game are provided. Responsive to a received player's bet, a plurality of objects are randomly selected. Game results are calculated and the plurality of randomly ...


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Jerry W Bohn: System for substituting television programs transmitted via telephone lines. A C Nielsen Company, Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, December 19, 1989: US04888638 (251 worldwide citation)

A market research system is shown for substituting stored television programs for regularly scheduled, broadcast television programs having a particular identification code wherein the substitute television programs may be transmitted via telephone lines to the households of cooperating panelists fo ...


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David A Kiewit: Method and apparatus for determining channel reception of a receiver. A C Nielsen Company, Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, October 24, 1989: US04876736 (248 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for determining the channel of a plurality of predetermined channels to which a remotely controlled receiver is tuned. A first transmitter device includes a keyboard for receiving viewer entered selections and transmits infrared or ultrasonic control signals for e ...


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David A Kiewit: Method and apparatus for identifying individual members of a marketing and viewing audience. A C Nielsen Company, Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, May 29, 1990: US04930011 (241 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for identifying predetermined individual members of a television viewing audience/marketing group in a plurality of monitored areas. A plurality of predetermined identification signals are stored each corresponding to one of the predetermined individual members. A ...


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Bahaa B Seedhom, Kyosuke Fujikawa: Surgical replacement of ligaments. Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, October 4, 1988: US04775380 (237 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic ligament for implantation between at least two bones and which takes the form of a tubular body made of woven flexible material through which tissue ingrowth can take place after implantation. A cord is attached to one end of the ligament to thread and to pull the ligament through chann ...


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Earl R Gomersall: Preprogrammed over-the-air marketing research system. A C Nielsen Company, Mason Kolehmainen Rathburn & Wyss, December 16, 1986: US04630108 (235 worldwide citation)

A preprogrammed over-the-air marketing research system includes transmission facilities for delivering a regularly scheduled television signal and a low power, microwave transmitter or satellite transponder for delivering a special over-the-air television signal, including substitute programming, to ...