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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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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. CTBA Associates, Sherman O Parrett, October 8, 1985: US04546382 (375 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 functions to determine which of several ...


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Russell J Welsh: Method and system for monitoring television viewing. PEACH Media Research, Faegre & Benson, December 20, 1994: US05374951 (363 worldwide citation)

A system for monitoring and recording as data television program viewing habits utilizing a plurality of remote program monitor units in panelists households and automatically periodically reporting such data to a central computer via a conventional telephone network.


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Russell J Welsh: Video monitoring system. PEAC Media Research, Faegre & Benson, August 15, 1989: US04857999 (332 worldwide citation)

A video monitoring system for identifying television broadcast program material such as commercials by extracting characters present in the closed captioned portion of the video signal at line 21, field 1 and comparing the extracted characters to stored characters and recording the occurrence of a m ...


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Rand B Nickerson, Russell J Welsh: Television viewer data collection system. CTBA Associates, Cushman Darby & Cushman, January 21, 1986: US04566030 (317 worldwide citation)

A data storage and transmission system is provided for accumulating and transmitting data from a plurality of remote T.V. panelist locations to a central location. Each remote unit includes a microprocessor, a control memory, and a data store memory. The control memory stores control information for ...


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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. CTBA Associates, Irell & Manella, April 14, 1987: US04658290 (245 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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Russell J Welsh: System and device for data transmission, and related method. PEAC Media Research, Faegre & Benson, May 9, 1989: US04829558 (184 worldwide citation)

A system for remotely displaying screen data on televisions or the like transmits screen data over a plurality of commercial radio band carrier transmitters. A plurality of devices are provided, each being for use with a corresponding television in a home. Each device includes a band receiver and a ...


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Russell J Welsh, John D Fourdraine: Apparatus and method for automatically monitoring broadcast band listening habits. Viewfacts, Faegre & Benson, September 4, 1990: US04955070 (112 worldwide citation)

An electronic monitor and system for automatically monitoring broadcast band listening habits and periodically collecting data at a central location. The electronic monitor includes a microphone circuit and a tuner circuit. The tuner circuit is tuned until a match is found between the microphone cir ...


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Joseph A Damoci, Matthew F Kern, Russell J Welsh, John D Fourdraine: Method and apparatus for determining when a telephone handset is off-hook. Control Data Corporation, Irell & Manella, September 18, 1990: US04958371 (48 worldwide citation)

Apparatus in an automatic telecommunications system which communicates between a central location and at least one remote location over the switched telephone network, senses changes in loading of the telephone line which correspond to a telephone going off-hook, to serve as an indication that a tel ...