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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 (404 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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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 (369 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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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 (233 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 (209 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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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 P C, April 15, 1997: US05621454 (147 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method of producing a signature characterizing an interval of a video signal representing a picture for use in broadcast segment recognition. The signature is produced based on portions of the video signal representing corresponding regions of the picture. The inve ...


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Howard W Selby III, Michael W Fellinger: Method for controlling access to recorded data. Selsys Corporation, Woodcock Washburn Kurtz Mackiewicz & Norris, June 30, 1987: US04677604 (135 worldwide citation)

Access to a complete data base stored on optical disk media is limited to portions of the data base to which individual users are entitled by provision of an additional code on the optical disk, indicating the portions of the data base which the customers may access. The disk reader comprises an add ...


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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 apparatus for producing a signature characterizing an interval of a video signal while compensating for picture edge shift. The Arbitron Company, Eugene L Flanagan III, Curtis Morris & Safford P C, November 5, 1996: US05572246 (129 worldwide citation)

Signatures are produced for characterizing an interval of a video signal representing a picture for use in broadcast segment recognition. The signature is produced based on portions of the video signal representing corresponding regions of the picture each spaced by a certain amount from a nominal e ...


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Raymond D Chu, Anthony C Rubner, Michael W Fellinger: Servo control system for a reciprocating piston respirator. Lifecare Services, William W Cochran II, October 14, 1986: US04617637 (127 worldwide citation)

A control system for moving a piston in a reciprocating piston respirator which utilizes predictive servo control techniques. Present invention uses nonlinear time domain analysis rather than linear frequency domain analysis to produce a predictive servo control system for precisely controlling the ...


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David C Howson, Michael W Fellinger, John A Popken, Richard M Altobellis: Syringe positioning device for enhancing fluid flow control. Intelligent Medicine, Robert E Harris, July 11, 1989: US04846797 (122 worldwide citation)

A syringe positioning device is disclosed for enhancing control of fluid flow from a syringe. A disposable unit that includes a syringe and rack mounted on a retaining clip is positionable on a drive unit so that, when so positioned, the piston of the syringe is precisely displaced to deliver medica ...


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David C Howson, Michael W Fellinger, John A Popken, Richard M Altobellis, Bennett J Scharf, Walter E Oshetski: Failsafe apparatus and method for effecting syringe drive. Ivion Corporation, Beaton & Swanson, March 13, 1990: US04908017 (117 worldwide citation)

Failsafe apparatus and method are disclosed for controlling fluid flow from syringes. One or more syringes are positioned so that the piston of each syringe is caused to be precisely displaced to thereby safely deliver medicament from the syringe to a patient. To effect movement of each piston, a ra ...