Methods and apparatus for identifying a digital audio signal

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7742737

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20040210922A1

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10492471

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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, NY154

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Hicks, Michael A Clearwater, US 12 298
Kempter, Paul C Palm Harbor, US 11 1101
Lu, Daozheng Dunedin, US 45 5726
Mears, Paul M Safety Harbor, US 20 463
Peiffer, John C New Port Richey, US 13 292
Srinivasan, Venugopal Palm Harbor, US 113 2015
Wright, David H Safety Harbor, US 13 244

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Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months $160.00 $80.00 $40.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable $700.00 $350.00 $175.00
Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional $1,640.00 $820.00 $410.00