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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 (385 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 (352 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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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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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 (234 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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John R Ellis, Kai Li, Andrew Appel: Real time, concurrent garbage collection system and method. Digital Equipment Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, February 11, 1992: US05088036 (229 worldwide citation)

A real-time, concurrent garbage collection system and method uses the virtual-memory page protection mechanisms of a standard computer system to collect used storage space in a heap. The heap is divided into old-space and new-space portions, each of which is further divided into a multiplicity of pa ...


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Andronicos Zervides, Philip Tsappi: Electronic invoicing and collection system and method with charity donations. Information Retrieval Consultants, Information Retrieval Consultants, Lumen Intellectual Property Services, April 18, 2000: US06052674 (221 worldwide citation)

An electronic commerce invoicing and collection system (EICS) which provides the services of invoicing, automatic "past due" reminders in a real time recorded/registered format is described. Customers of a supplier are encouraged to pay invoices promptly via increased leverage of the supplier, publi ...


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Jay Walker, Bruce Schneier: 900 number billing and collection system and method for on-line computer services. Walker Asset Management Partnership, Jeffrey L Brandt, Morgan & Finnegan, April 7, 1998: US05737414 (166 worldwide citation)

A billing and collection system for enabling payment for a service provided over a data network by billing a customer for a telephone connection to a shared revenue billing network where the telephone connection to the billing network regulates access to the service provided over the data network, c ...


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Robert J Kruger, Richard I Brown: Blood component collection systems and methods. Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Paul C Flattery, Daniel D Ryan, Bradford R L Price, July 14, 1987: US04680025 (161 worldwide citation)

A blood component collection system and method each utilizes centrifugation to first separate whole blood into red blood cells and platelet-rich plasma. Noncentrifugal separation is then utilized to further separate the platelet-rich plasma into platelet concentrate and plasma which is virtually fre ...


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Guy M Kelly, Kevin J Page, Don P Plum, Joseph VJ Ravenis II: Contactless proximity automated data collection system and method. Cubic Corporation, Brown Martin Haller & McClain, November 12, 2002: US06480101 (123 worldwide citation)

A fast data transfer collection system using message authentication and contactless RF proximity card technology in non-contact storage and retrieval applications. The system is generally comprised of Host computers (application computer systems), Target radio frequency (RF) terminals, and a plurali ...


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Guy M Kelly, Kevin J Page, Don P Plum, Joseph V J Ravenis II: Contactless proximity automated data collection system and method. Cubic Corporation, Brown Martin Haller & McClain, August 1, 2000: US06097292 (112 worldwide citation)

A fast data transfer collection system using message authentication and contactless RF proximity card technology in non-contact storage and retrieval applications. The system is generally comprised of Host computers (application computer systems), Target radio frequency (RF) terminals, and a plurali ...



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