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UnitedStatesPatent
[19]
Backuset
ale
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PatentNumber:
[45]
DateofPatent:
5,017,143
May21,1991
[54JMETHODANDAPPARATUSFORPRODUCINGSUBLIMINALIMAGESReferencesCitedU.S.PATENTDOCUMENTS
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PrimaryExaminer-Richard
J.
Apley
AssistantExaminer-J.
L.
Doyle
Attorney,Agent,orFirm-Lyon
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Lyon[56J[75]Inventors:AlanBackus,LosAngeles;RonaldPopeil,BeverlyHills,bothofCalif.[73JAssignee:PopeilIndustries,Inc.,BeverlyHills,Calif.[57]ABSTRACf[21]App!.No.:333,423[22]Filed:Apr.4,1989Amethodandapparatustoproducemoreeffectivevisualsubliminalcommunications.Graphicand/ortextimages,presentedfordurationsoflessthanavideoframe,atorganizedrhythmicintervals,therhythmicintervalsintendedtoaffectuserreceptivity,moodsorbehavior.Subliminalgraphicimageshavingtranslucentvisualvalueslocallydependentonbackgroundvaluesinordertomaintaindesiredlevelsofvisualcontrast.[51]Int.Cl.sG09B19/00[52]U.S.Cl434/236;434/307;358/22;358/92;358/142;358/182;358/183[58]FieldofSearch434/236,307,308,309;358/92,93,142,22,182,1835Claims,1DrawingSheet
 
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Next,therelativelylongdurationsthesesubliminaltextmessagesappearontelevisionscreenslimitsthefrequenciesatwhichsuchmessagesmaybeshown.Thisinturnlimitsthevisualrhythmssuchmessagesmaybe5shownat.Visualrhythms,likethosecreatedbystrobe
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FieldofInventionlightsorrapidlychangingmoviescenes,havebeenshowntohaveastronginfluenceonhumanreceptivity,Thefieldofthisinventionistheproductionandgen-moodsandbehavior.Currenttapesmakenoattempttoerationofvisualsubliminalimages,andinparticular,usetherhythmsatwhichtheypresenttheirvisualsub-videosubliminalimagesintendedtoalterbehavior,10liminalmessagesasameansofaffectinguserreceptiv-attitudes,moodsand/orperformance.ity,moodsorbehavior.Thereareindicationssuchsub-2.DescriptionofPriorArtliminalvisualrhythmsmaybeused,amongotherVideosubliminalimagegenerationproductsarepop-things,torelaxausertobemorereceptivetosubliminalularandwidelyavailable.Subliminalhereinreferstovisualandaudiomessages,andtoalterviewermoods.signalswhicharemeasurablypresentbutbelowthe
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Suchorganizedsubliminalvisualrhythmsmayalsobelevelofhumanconsciousperception.Thevideosublim-coordinatedwithorganizedrhythmsinaccompanyinginalimagesareintendedtoaidviewersin:losingsubliminalaudiomessagesaswellaswithorganizedweight,reducingsmoking,gainingself-confidenceandrhythmsinaccompanyingclearlyperceptiblescenesmuchmore.andsoundtrackstoenhancethetapes'effects.TypicalofsuchproductsareVCRtapeswhichmay20Finally,asindicated,themessagescontainedonto-containsubliminalvideoandsubliminalaudiomessagesday'sself-helpsubliminalvideotapesuseonlytexttopresentedsimultaneouslyagainstabackdropofconven-conveytheirmessages.Textmessagesrelyonaview-tionalclearlyperceptible(i.e.,supraliminal)scenesander'sreadingabilityandareeasilysubjecttomisinterpre-soundtracks.tation.AnexampleofsuchmisinterpretationmightbeTypicalclearlyperceptiblescenesandsoundtracks25themessage"lessfoodisgood"beingquicklymisreadonVCRself-helptapesinclude:abeachatsundownas"foodisgood"thusencouragingaviewertoeatwithcrashingwavesounds,askyfullofcloudsaccom-insteadofcurbingexcessiveconsumption.Suchmisin-paniedbythenoiseofwindrushingthroughpines,terpretationisexacerbatedbythelackofvisualobvi-flowersbobbinginthewindbackedwithnew-agemu-ousnessinherentinvideosubliminalmessages.Thesic,etc.30humanmindinterpretsmeaningfromgraphicimagesAgainstthesescenes,videosubliminalmessagesaremorequicklyandfundamentallythanfromwrittenflashedorfadedaboutonceevery1to30seconds.words.Noneoftoday'sself-helpvideotapesareunder-Subliminalmessagesarepresentedfordurationsrangingstoodtousegraphicsubliminalimagestoconveytheirfromasingletelevisionframe(1/30ofasecondU.S.NTSCstandard),toauptoabout5seconds.35Aspresentlyknown,thesesubliminalmessagesarecomposedsolelyoftextpresentedatveryfaintlevels.This
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mayappearassolidorairbrushedoutlinedfettersandmaycontainfromonetooverfivewords.Accompanyingthistextaregenerallysubliminalver-
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balmessageswhicharemaskedbytheconventionalclearlyperceptiblesoundtrackstheyaccompany.Thesevideoself-helptapeshaveseveraldisadvan-tages.First,therelativelylongdurationtheirtextmes-sagesappearonatelevisionscreen(1/30secondor45longer)meansthemessagesmustbepresentedatveryfaintvisualcontrastlevelstoremainsubliminal.Thehumaneyecanclearlyperceiveasingletelevisionframeat1/30ofasecond,somakingthesemessageshavelowcontrastwiththeirbackgroundsistheonlymeansto50makethemtrulysubliminal.Hidingthesesubliminaltextmessagesiscomplicatedbytheirclearlyperceptiblebackgroundshavingmanyvisualvalueswhichregularlychange.Tocompensateforthis,manyofthesetapesshowsceneswithbroad55areasofnearuniformvisualvaluesandpresenttheirsubliminalimagesusingtranslucenttextofasinglein-tensity.SuchtapesmakenoetTorttolocallyadjustthevaluesoftheirvisualsubliminalmessagesaccordingtothebackgroundstheyarepresentedagainst.Tosimplify60tapeproductionstillfurther,thesetapesalsokeepsuchscenesontelevisionscreensforlongdurations.Next,therelativelylongdurationsthesesubliminaltextmessagesappearonatelevisionscreenlimitsthenumberofmessageswhichmaybeshownwithina65givenperiodoftime.Bytakingoneormanyfulltelevi-sionframestodisplayamessage,thesesystemslimittheamountofinformationtheycanconvey.
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METHODANDAPPARATUSFORPRODUCINGSUBLIMINALIMAGESBACKGROUND
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messages.SUMMARYOFTHEINVENTIONThepresentinventionisdirectedtoamethodandapparatusforproducingmoreeffectivevisualsublimi-nalimages.Tothatend,graphicand/ortextimagesmaybepresentedduringasinglevideoframerefresh,atorganizedrhythmicintervalsintendedtoaffectuserreceptivity,moodsorbehavior.Suchimagesmayhavetranslucentoropaquevisualvaluesthatarelocallydependentonlocalbackgroundvaluesinordertomain-taindesiredlevelsofvisualcontrast.ObjectsandAdvantagesAccordingly,itisanobjectofthepresentinventiontodisplayvisualsubliminalimageswhichconveyinfor-mationquicklyandunambiguously.Afurtherobjectistopresentvisualsubliminalimageswhicharenotdependentontheliteracyorreadingabilityofaviewer.Afurtherobjectistoincreasethenumberofvisualsubliminalmessageswhichmaybeshownaviewerwithinagivenperiodoftime.Afurtherobjectistoincreasetheeffectivenessofvisualsubliminalmessagesbyorganizingtheirpresenta-tionrhythmstoalterviewermoodsorbehavior,orenhanceviewerreceptivity.Afurtherobjectistoincreasethevarietyofsceneswhichmaybeusedaseffectivebackgroundsforvisualsubliminalmessages.Afurtherobjectistoincreaseallowablevisualcon-trastofsubliminalmessageswiththeirbackgroundsbyreducingsubliminalmessageappearancetime.Readerswillfindfurtherobjectsandadvantagesoftheinventionfromaconsiderationoftheensuingde-

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