US Patent No: 7,742,737

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Methods and apparatus for identifying a digital audio signal

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Method and apparatus for identifying broadcast digital audio signals include structure and/or function whereby the digital audio signal is provided to processing structure which is configured to (i) identify a program-identifying code in the received digital audio signal, (ii) identify a program-identifying code in a decompressed received digital audio signal, (iii) identify a feature signature in the received digital audio signal, and (iv) identify a feature signature in the decompressed received digital audio signal. Preferably, such processing structure is disposed in a dwelling or a monitoring site in an audience measurement system, such as the Nielsen TV ratings system.

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THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLCNEW YORK, NY382

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Hicks, Michael A St. Petersburg, FL 11 179
Kempter, Paul C Palm Harbor, FL 14 698
Lu, Daozheng Dunedin, FL 59 3659
Mears, Paul M - 24 125
Peiffer, John C New Port Richey, FL 19 95
Srinivasan, Venugopal Palm Harbor, FL 132 846
Wright, David H Clearwater, FL 17 86

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