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David Patrick Forr, James M Jensen, Eugene L Flanagan III: Methods and systems for gathering market research data within commercial establishments. Arbioran, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Peter Zura, December 9, 2008: US07463143 (128 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for tracking movements of participants in a market research study, for example, within a commercial establishment, are provided. The methods and systems employ portable monitors carried on the persons of the participants to gather location data.


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James M Jensen, Jack C Crystal, Alan R Neuhauser, Jack K Zhang, Daniel W Pugh: Gathering data concerning publication usage. Arbitron, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Peter Zura, October 28, 2008: US07443292 (123 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems employ portable monitors carried by participants of the studies along with publications fitted with various devices, such as piezoelectric tr ...


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Paul R Schuster, Douglas L Lewis: Radio frequency proximity detection and identification system and method. Arbitron, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Peter Zura, December 2, 2008: US07460827 (106 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein is a critical band encoding technology (CBET) system having at least one portable people meter (PPM) and a home base station and/or household hub, the CBET system containing a radio frequency (RF) proximity detection and identification system, comprising at least one RF transmitter ...


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Jack C Crystal, James M Jensen: Determining location of an audience member having a portable media monitor. Arbitron, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Peter Zura, December 30, 2008: US07471987 (93 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods and devices for gathering data concerning media usage by predetermined audience members. An audience measurement code in acoustic energy produced by a media receiver is detected by a portable media monitor. The monitor also detects a location code produced in a vicinity of the media ...


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Tatsushi Katayama, Hideo Takiguchi, Kotaro Yano, Kenji Hatori: Image combining apparatus using a combining algorithm selected based on an image sensing condition corresponding to each stored image. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Peter Zura, Morgan & Finnegan, May 14, 2002: US06389179 (69 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed an image combining apparatus for generating a single image by combining a plurality of sensed images. When the panoramic image sensing mode is set, the image sensing angle is detected, and is stored together with a plurality of sensed image obtained in the panoramic image sensing ...


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Jack K Zhang, Jack C Crystal, James M Jensen, Eugene L Flanagan III: Universal display exposure monitor using personal locator service. Arbitron, Barnes & Thornburg, Peter Zura, January 17, 2012: US08098152 (67 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods and devices for gathering data concerning exposure of predetermined survey participants to media displays are provided. A portable monitor is arranged to receive certain types of terrestrial-based signals, and in some specific cases, satellite-based signals, and to use such signals ...


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Tatsushi Katayama, Masakazu Matsugu, Koji Hatanaka: Subject image extraction method and apparatus. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Peter Zura, Morgan & Finnegan, June 11, 2002: US06404936 (41 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a method of extracting the region of a subject image from an input image including the subject image. A subject region mask for masking the region of the subject image is generated, and the contour of the subject region mask is shaped. After local regions for correcting the contou ...


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Katsumi Iijima, Shigeki Okauchi, Masakazu Matsugu, Masayoshi Sekine, Kotaro Yano, Sunao Kurahashi, Tatsushi Katayama, Katsuhiko Mori, Motohiro Ishikawa: Three-dimensional information processing apparatus and method. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Peter Zura, Morgan & Finnegan, September 3, 2002: US06445814 (37 worldwide citation)

A three-dimensional information processing apparatus for obtaining three-dimensional information from an object having a three-dimensional shape, and performing predetermined information processing, comprises: a camera for sensing images of the object from a plurality of coordinate positions using a ...


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Jack C Crystal, James M Jensen, Alan R Neuhauser, Jack K Zhang, Daniel W Pugh: Gathering data concerning publication usage. Arbitron, Katten Muchin Rosenman, Peter Zura, December 9, 2008: US07463144 (35 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems employ portable monitors carried by participants of the studies along with publications fitted with various devices, such as piezoelectric tr ...


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Tom Zito, Mark D Klein, Allan E Alcorn, Gary S Fletcher Jr: Detecting and measuring exposure to media content items. Astro West, Barnes & Thornburg, Peter Zura, January 22, 2013: US08358966 (33 worldwide citation)

User exposure to media items is detected and measured. A mobile client device carried by a user digitally samples the audio environment of the user on a regular basis. These samples are transformed into a stream of data signatures and compared with reference media items to detect user exposure to th ...