Patents Assigned to The Nielsen Company (U.S.), L.L.C.
  • Patent number: 7466844
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to count people appearing in an image are disclosed. One disclosed method reduces objects appearing in a series of images to one or more blobs; for each individual image in a set of the images of the series of images, represents the one or more blobs in the individual image by one or more symbols in a histogram; and analyzes the symbols appearing in the histogram to count the people in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (U.S.), L.L.C.
    Inventors: Arun Ramaswamy, Daniel J. Nelson, Venugopal Srinivasan