Patents by Inventor James M. Jensen

James M. Jensen has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9317865
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for research data gathering with a portable monitor and a stationary device are described. An example method includes gathering, via a stationary monitoring system, first data concerning exposure to media output by a media receiver, wherein gathering the first data comprises collecting a first code encoded in the media, gathering second data concerning exposure to the media output by the media receiver with a portable monitor carried on the person of a user, wherein the second data comprises a second code encoded in the media, gathering, via the portable monitor, location data encoded in the media by the stationary monitoring system, the location data providing information on a physical location of the portable monitor, and producing the audience measurement data concerning exposure to the media output by the receiver from the first data, the second data, and the location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Jack C. Crystal, James M. Jensen, William K. Krug, Wendell D. Lynch, Alan R. Neuhauser, Eugene L. Flanagan, III
  • Patent number: 9132689
    Abstract: Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems employ portable monitors carried by participants of the studies along with publications fitted with various devices, such as piezoelectric transducers, RFID tags and others devices and circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Jack C. Crystal, James M. Jensen, Alan R. Neuhauser, Jack K. Zhang, Daniel W. Pugh
  • Patent number: 9100132
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for gathering audience measurement data relating to exposure of an audience member to audio data. Audio data is received in a user system and is then encoded with audience measurement data. The encoded audio data is reproduced by the user system, picked up by a monitor and decoded to recover the audience measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Ronald S. Kolessar, James M. Jensen, Wendell D. Lynch
  • Patent number: 9092804
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed to map locations of wireless transmitters for use in gathering market research data. A disclosed example method involves displaying a representation of a commercial establishment on a portable device, obtaining transmitter data via the portable device from a wireless transmitter located within the commercial establishment, and in response to the portable device receiving a user selection of a first location on the representation of the commercial establishment, associating the first location with the transmitter data and location information generated by the portable device representative of a physical location in the commercial establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Jack K. Zhang, James M. Jensen
  • Patent number: 8849182
    Abstract: Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems employ portable monitors carried by participants of the studies along with publications fitted with various devices, such as piezoelectric transducers, RFID tags and others devices and circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Alan R. Neuhauser, James M. Jensen, Jack C. Crystal, Jack K. Zhang, Daniel W. Pugh, Douglas J. Visnius, Eugene L. Flanagan, III
  • Publication number: 20140229232
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for research data gathering with a portable monitor and a stationary device are described. An example method includes gathering, via a stationary monitoring system, first data concerning exposure to media output by a media receiver, wherein gathering the first data comprises collecting a first code encoded in the media, gathering second data concerning exposure to the media output by the media receiver with a portable monitor carried on the person of a user, wherein the second data comprises a second code encoded in the media, gathering, via the portable monitor, location data encoded in the media by the stationary monitoring system, the location data providing information on a physical location of the portable monitor, and producing the audience measurement data concerning exposure to the media output by the receiver from the first data, the second data, and the location data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Jack C. Crystal, James M. Jensen, William K. Krug, Wendell D. Lynch, Alan R. Neuhauser, Eugene L. Flanagan, III
  • Publication number: 20140156350
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed to map locations of wireless transmitters for use in gathering market research data. A disclosed example method involves displaying a representation of a commercial establishment on a portable device, obtaining transmitter data via the portable device from a wireless transmitter located within the commercial establishment, and in response to the portable device receiving a user selection of a first location on the representation of the commercial establishment, associating the first location with the transmitter data and location information generated by the portable device representative of a physical location in the commercial establishment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Jack K. Zhang, James M. Jensen
  • Patent number: 8738763
    Abstract: Methods of gathering data concerning a location of an audience member proximate to a content presentation are provided. A stationary device is proximate to the content presentation. A portable monitor is carried by or with the person of an audience member. Location data is obtained by communicating data from the portable monitor to the stationary device, or from the stationary device to the portable monitor, or by comparing data gathered by both the stationary device and the portable monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Jack C. Crystal, James M. Jensen, William K. Krug, Wendell D. Lynch, Alan R. Neuhauser, Eugene L. Flanagan, III
  • Patent number: 8444180
    Abstract: Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems employ portable monitors carried by participants of the studies along with publications fitted with various devices, such as piezoelectric transducers, RFID tags and others devices and circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Arbitron Inc.
    Inventors: Alan R. Neuhauser, James M. Jensen, Jack C. Crystal, Jack K. Zhang, Daniel W. Pugh, Douglas J. Visnius, Eugene L. Flanagan, III
  • Publication number: 20120290360
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for mapping locations of wireless transmitters for use in gathering market research data. A layout map includes location data representing a plurality of locations within a market research area. Transmitter data representing respective ones of the wireless transmitters is provided and the transmitter data is associated with the location data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: ARBITRON INC.
    Inventors: Jack K. Zhang, James M. Jensen
  • Patent number: 8260113
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for encoding and decoding information in broadcast or recorded segment signals are described. In certain embodiments, an audience monitoring system encodes identification information in the audio signal portion of a broadcast or recorded segment using spread spectrum encoding. A personal monitoring device receives an acoustically reproduced version of the broadcast or recorded signal via a microphone, decodes the identification information from the audio signal portion despite significant ambient noise, and stores this information, automatically providing a diary for the audience member which is later uploaded to a centralized facility. A separate monitoring device decodes additional information from the broadcast signal, which is matched with the audience diary information at the central facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Arbitron Inc.
    Inventors: Victor A. Aijala, Gerald B. Cohen, James M. Jensen, Wendell D. Lynch, Juan C. Urbi
  • Patent number: 8229469
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for mapping locations of wireless transmitters for use in gathering market research data. A layout map includes location data representing a plurality of locations within a market research area. Transmitter data representing respective ones of the wireless transmitters is provided and the transmitter data is associated with the location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Arbitron Inc.
    Inventors: Jack K. Zhang, James M. Jensen
  • Patent number: 8098152
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for gathering data concerning exposure of predetermined survey participants to media displays are provided. A portable monitor is arranged to receive certain types of terrestrial-based signals, and in some specific cases, satellite-based signals, and to use such signals to generate location data indicative of a location of the portable monitor. The location data and stored media display data is analyzed to evaluate the survey participant's exposure to one or more media displays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Arbitron Inc.
    Inventors: Jack K. Zhang, Jack C. Crystal, James M. Jensen, Eugene L. Flanagan, III
  • Patent number: 8000677
    Abstract: An encoding system for encoding a first ancillary code in media data and monitoring for reception of a second ancillary code that has a higher priority than the first ancillary code, such that upon detection of the higher priority ancillary code the encoding system modifies a characteristic and/or characteristics of the first ancillary code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Arbitron, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell D. Lynch, James M. Jensen
  • Patent number: 7962315
    Abstract: Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems employ portable monitors carried by participants of the studies along with publications fitted with various devices, such as piezoelectric transducers, RFID tags and others devices and circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Arbitron Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Jensen, Jack C. Crystal, Alan R. Neuhauser, Jack K. Zhang, Daniel W. Pugh, Douglas J. Visnius, Eugene L. Flanagan, III
  • Patent number: 7961881
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for including a code having at least one code frequency component in an audio signal are provided. The abilities of various frequency components in the audio signal to mask the code frequency component to human hearing are evaluated and based on these evaluations an amplitude is assigned to the code frequency component. Methods and apparatus for detecting a code in an encoded audio signal are also provided. A code frequency component in the encoded audio signal is detected based on an expected code amplitude or on a noise amplitude within a range of audio frequencies including the frequency of the code component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Arbitron Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Jensen, Wendell D. Lynch, Michael M. Perelshteyn, Robert B. Graybill, Sayed Hassan, Wayne Sabin
  • Publication number: 20100049474
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for gathering audience measurement data relating to exposure of an audience member to audio data. Audio data is received in a user system and is then encoded with audience measurement data. The encoded audio data is reproduced by the user system, picked up by a monitor and decoded to recover the audience measurement data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Ronald S. Kolessar, James M. Jensen, Wendell D. Lynch
  • Publication number: 20100033322
    Abstract: Systems, methods and devices for gathering data concerning exposure of predetermined survey participants to media displays are provided. A portable monitor is arranged to receive certain types of terrestrial-based signals, and in some specific cases, satellite-based signals, and to use such signals to generate location data indicative of a location of the portable monitor. The location data and stored media display data is analyzed to evaluate the survey participant's exposure to one or more media displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Inventors: JACK K. ZHANG, Jack C. Crystal, James M. Jensen, Eugene L. Flanagan, III
  • Patent number: 7650793
    Abstract: Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems employ portable monitors carried by participants of the studies along with publications fitted with various devices, such as piezoelectric transducers, RFID tags and others devices and circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Arbitron, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Jensen, Jack C. Crystal, Alan R. Neuhauser, Jack K. Zhang, Daniel W. Pugh, Douglas J. Visnius, Eugene L. Flanagan, III
  • Patent number: RE42627
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for decoding a message symbol in an audio signal. This message symbol is represented by first and second code symbols displaced in time. Values representing the code signals are accumulated and the accumulated values are examined to detect the message symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Arbitron, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan R. Neuhauser, Wendell D. Lynch, James M. Jensen