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1. (WO2000033233) SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
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Pub. No.: WO/2000/033233 International Application No.: PCT/US1999/028600
Publication Date: 08.06.2000 International Filing Date: 02.12.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 30.06.2000
IPC:
G06Q 30/02 (2012.01) ,H04H 60/45 (2008.01) ,H04N 17/00 (2006.01) ,H04N 7/173 (2011.01)
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
Q
DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30
Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
02
Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
H
BROADCAST COMMUNICATION
60
Arrangements for broadcast applications with a direct linkage to broadcast information or to broadcast space-time; Broadcast-related systems
35
Arrangements for identifying or recognising characteristics with a direct linkage to broadcast information or to broadcast space-time, e.g. for identifying broadcast stations or for identifying users
45
for identifying users
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
17
Diagnosis, testing or measuring for television systems or their details
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7
Television systems
16
Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
173
with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal
Applicants:
EXPANSE NETWORKS, INC. [US/US]; 300 North Broad Street Doylestown, PA 18901, US (AllExceptUS)
ELDERING, Charles, A. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
SYLLA, M., Lamine [SN/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
ELDERING, Charles, A.; US
SYLLA, M., Lamine; US
Agent:
BLASKO, John, P., ; Technology, Patents and Licensing, Inc. 300 North Broad St. Doylestown, PA 18901, US
Priority Data:
60/110,77003.12.1998US
Title (EN) SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME D'IDENTIFICATION D'ABONNE
Abstract:
(EN) A subscriber identification system (100) is presented in which subscriber selection data (250) including channel changes (134), volume changes (132), and time-of-day viewing information is used to identify a subscriber (user) (130) from a group of subscribers (130). In one instance, the subscriber selection data (250) is recorded and a signal processing algorithm such as a fourier transform is used to produce a processed version of the subscriber selection data. The processed version of the subscriber selection data (250) can be correlated with stored common identifiers of subscriber profiles to determine which subscriber (130) from the group is presently viewing the programming. A neural network or fuzzy logic can be used as the mechanism for identifying the subscriber (130) from clusters of information which are associated with individual subscribers.
(FR) L'invention concerne un système d'identification d'abonné (100) dans lequel les données sélectionnées par l'abonné (250), y compris les changements de canal (134), les modifications de volume (132) et les informations consultées en fonction de l'heure de la journée permettent d'identifier un abonné (utilisateur) (130) dans un groupe d'abonnés (130). Dans un exemple, les données sélectionnées par l'abonné (250) sont enregistrées, puis un algorithme de traitement du signal tel qu'une transformée de Fourier permet d'établir une version traitée des données sélectionnées par l'abonné. La version traitée des données sélectionnées par l'abonné (250) peut être mise en corrélation avec des identificateurs courants de profils d'abonnés enregistrés pour déterminer quel abonné (130) du groupe est en train de consulter la programmation. Le mécanisme de réseau neural ou de logique floue peut être utilisé pour identifier l'abonné (130) à partir de blocs d'informations associés individuellement à chaque abonné.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP1135742JP2002531970 CA2353385AU2000024755