US Patent No: 6,560,349

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Audio monitoring using steganographic information

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An audio monitoring device includes a microphone for receiving sound energy from a loudspeaker, and a steganographic decoder that decodes the signal produced by the microphone. By reference to the steganographically-decoded information, the device can be used to monitor the musical selections played in a venue for copyright royalty purposes and the like.

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DIGIMARC CORPORATIONBEAVERTON, OR885

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Rhoads, Geoffrey B West Linn, OR 630 51833

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* 2011/0182,564 Recoverable Digital Content Degradation 0 2011
9,213,949 Technologies for live entertaining and entertainment trending 0 2013
9,053,431 Intelligent control with hierarchical stacked neural networks 0 2014
 
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER (2)
7,289,961 Data hiding via phase manipulation of audio signals 4 2004
* 2005/0033,579 Data hiding via phase manipulation of audio signals 2 2004
 
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. (5)
7,793,318 Digital video signature apparatus and methods for use with video program identification systems 27 2006
* 2006/0153,296 Digital video signature apparatus and methods for use with video program identification systems 65 2006
7,783,889 Methods and apparatus for generating signatures 29 2007
* 7,752,042 Methods and apparatus to operate an audience metering device with voice commands 13 2008
* 2008/0120,105 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO OPERATE AN AUDIENCE METERING DEVICE WITH VOICE COMMANDS 3 2008
 
THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC (6)
8,763,022 Systems and methods to wirelessly meter audio/visual devices 2 2006
8,020,180 Digital video signature apparatus and methods for use with video program identification systems 4 2010
8,683,503 Digital video signature apparatus and methods for use with video program identification systems 2 2011
9,117,442 Methods and apparatus for audio watermarking 0 2012
9,015,742 Digital video signature apparatus and methods for use with video program identification systems 0 2013
9,015,740 Systems and methods to wirelessly meter audio/visual devices 0 2014
 
THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC (5)
* 9,124,769 Methods and apparatus to verify presentation of media content 0 2009
* 2010/0115,573 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO VERIFY PRESENTATION OF MEDIA CONTENT 13 2009
8,355,910 Methods and apparatus for audio watermarking a substantially silent media content presentation 2 2010
8,489,884 Methods and apparatus for generating signatures 1 2010
* 2010/0262,642 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING SIGNATURES 4 2010
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
8,131,007 Watermarking using multiple watermarks and keys, including keys dependent on the host signal 7 2007
 
ARBITRON INC. (1)
* 2003/0054,757 Monitoring usage of media data with non-program data elimination 42 2001
 
DIGIMARC CORPORATION (134)
7,562,392 Methods of interacting with audio and ambient music 160 1999
6,963,884 Recoverable digital content degradation: method and apparatus 5 2000
* 2003/0012,548 Watermark systems for media 43 2001
* 2003/0187,798 Digital watermarking methods, programs and apparatus 59 2002
8,505,108 Authentication using a digital watermark 5 2002
* 2004/0022,444 Authentication using a digital watermark 108 2002
7,020,304 Digital watermarking and fingerprinting including synchronization, layering, version control, and compressed embedding 138 2003
* 2003/0185,417 Digital watermarking and fingerprinting including synchronization, layering, version control, and compressed embedding 51 2003
7,499,564 Methods for decoding watermark data from audio, and controlling audio devices in accordance therewith 56 2003
* 2004/0015,362 Methods for decoding watermark data from audio, and controlling audio devices in accordance therewith 22 2003
8,769,297 Method for increasing the functionality of a media player/recorder device or an application program 0 2003
* 2004/0128,514 Method for increasing the functionality of a media player/recorder device or an application program 269 2003
8,144,368 Automated methods for distinguishing copies from original printed objects 17 2003
8,108,484 Fingerprints and machine-readable codes combined with user characteristics to obtain content or information 3 2005
8,127,137 Watermark payload encryption for media including multiple watermarks 10 2005
7,978,874 Digital watermarking for workflow by tracking content or content identifiers with respect to time 5 2005
* 2005/0249,374 Digital watermarking for workflow 28 2005
7,876,899 Recoverable digital content degradation: method and apparatus 2 2005
* 2005/0262,162 Recoverable digital content degradation: method and apparatus 12 2005
8,204,222 Steganographic encoding and decoding of auxiliary codes in media signals 15 2005
7,461,136 Internet linking from audio and image content 99 2005
* 2006/0136,565 Internet linking from audio and image content 3 2005
7,545,951 Data transmission by watermark or derived identifier proxy 71 2005
7,444,392 Registering with computer systems 90 2005
* 2006/0149,843 Paper-based control of computer systems 81 2005
7,587,602 Methods and devices responsive to ambient audio 85 2006
* 2006/0174,348 Watermark-based personal audio appliance 56 2006
8,379,908 Embedding and reading codes on objects 1 2006
* 2007/0108,287 Embedding and Reading Codes on Objects 97 2006
8,059,858 Identification document and related methods 18 2006
* 2007/0016,790 Identification document and related methods 86 2006
7,690,041 Associating first and second watermarks with audio or video content 7 2006
* 2007/0047,763 Associating First and Second Watermarks with Audio or Video Content 4 2006
8,045,748 Watermark embedding functions adapted for transmission channels 2 2006
8,250,660 Digital watermarking applications 3 2006
* 2007/0098,172 Digital Watermarking Applications 22 2006
7,966,494 Visual content-based internet search methods and sub-combinations 11 2007
* 2007/0185,840 Audio-Based Internet Search Methods and Sub-Combinations 41 2007
7,991,184 Apparatus to process images and video 0 2007
8,290,202 Methods utilizing steganography 1 2007
* 2007/0180,251 Methods Utilizing Steganography 45 2007
7,987,094 Audio encoding to convey auxiliary information, and decoding of same 3 2007
7,724,919 Methods and systems for steganographic processing 53 2007
* 2007/0195,991 Methods and Systems for Steganographic Processing 0 2007
8,051,169 Methods and systems useful in linking from objects to remote resources 2 2007
7,415,129 Providing reports associated with video and audio content 119 2007
* 2008/0037,824 Video and Audio Steganography and Methods Related Thereto 1 2007
8,006,092 Digital watermarks for checking authenticity of printed objects 0 2007
* 2008/0016,360 Digital Watermarks for Checking Authenticity of Printed Objects 39 2007
8,312,168 Methods for linking from objects to remote resources 66 2007
8,301,893 Detecting media areas likely of hosting watermarks 15 2007
* 2008/0149,713 Detecting Media Areas Likely of Hosting Watermarks 75 2007
8,391,541 Steganographic encoding and detecting for video signals 2 2007
8,355,514 Audio encoding to convey auxiliary information, and media embodying same 9 2007
8,131,760 Using object identifiers with content distribution 6 2007
* 2008/0131,084 Steganographic Encoding and Detecting for Video Signals 49 2007
7,590,259 Deriving attributes from images, audio or video to obtain metadata 105 2007
* 2008/0139,182 Connected Audio and Other Media Objects 45 2007
7,805,500 Network linking methods and apparatus 50 2007
* 2008/0126,359 Network Linking Methods and Apparatus 5 2007
7,697,719 Methods for analyzing electronic media including video and audio 112 2007
8,126,272 Methods combining multiple frames of image data 13 2008
* 2008/0181,450 Methods Combining Multiple Frames of Image Data 6 2008
8,023,692 Apparatus and methods to process video or audio 9 2008
* 2008/0253,740 Apparatus and Methods to Process Video or Audio 55 2008
7,650,009 Controlling use of audio or image content 110 2008
* 2008/0273,747 Controlling Use of Audio or Image Content 16 2008
8,041,074 Content indexing and searching using content identifiers and associated metadata 7 2008
* 2008/0275,906 Content Indexing and Searching Using Content Identifiers and Associated Metadata 61 2008
7,606,390 Processing data representing video and audio and methods and apparatus related thereto 66 2008
7,693,965 Analyzing audio, including analyzing streaming audio signals 71 2008
7,650,010 Connected video and audio 49 2008
8,825,518 Media methods and systems 1 2008
7,983,443 Methods for managing content using intentional degradation and insertion of steganographic codes 3 2009
8,155,582 Methods and systems employing digital content 8 2009
* 2009/0177,742 Methods and Systems Employing Digital Content 123 2009
8,051,294 Methods for audio watermarking and decoding 4 2009
* 2010/0131,767 Methods for Audio Watermarking and Decoding 50 2009
7,965,864 Data transmission by extracted or calculated identifying data 23 2009
8,000,518 Methods, objects and apparatus employing machine readable data 0 2009
8,009,893 Security document carrying machine readable pattern 5 2009
8,055,012 Hiding and detecting messages in media signals 5 2009
* 2010/0021,004 Hiding and Detecting Messages in Media Signals 48 2009
8,151,113 Methods and devices responsive to ambient audio 22 2009
* 2010/0046,744 Methods and Devices Responsive to Ambient Audio 29 2009
8,103,879 Processing audio or video content with multiple watermark layers 3 2009
* 2010/0226,525 Processing Audio or Video Content with Multiple Watermark Layers 43 2009
8,224,022 Connected audio and other media objects 10 2009
8,073,193 Methods and systems for steganographic processing 0 2009
7,974,439 Embedding hidden auxiliary information in media 4 2009
* 2010/0008,537 Embedding Hidden Auxiliary Information in Media 43 2009
* 2010/0008,536 Methods and Systems for Steganographic Processing 46 2009
* 2010/0009,722 Connected Audio and Other Media Objects 34 2009
8,036,418 Systems and methods of managing audio and other media 10 2009
* 2010/0008,586 Systems and Methods of Managing Audio and Other Media 39 2009
8,036,419 Digital watermarks 4 2009
8,014,562 Signal processing of audio and video data, including deriving identifying information 3 2009
* 2010/0142,752 Signal Processing of Audio and Video Data, including Deriving Identifying Information 47 2009
7,916,354 Hiding and detecting auxiliary data in media materials and signals 25 2009
8,051,295 Benchmarks for digital watermarking 10 2009
7,936,900 Processing data representing video and audio and methods related thereto 19 2009
* 2010/0042,843 Benchmarks for Digital Watermarking 23 2009
8,280,101 Identification documents and authentication of such documents 0 2009
8,788,971 Methods and arrangements for composing information-carrying artwork 1 2010
8,315,554 Connected audio content 8 2010
8,116,516 Controlling use of audio or image content 4 2010
* 2010/0257,069 Connected Audio Content 6 2010
* 2010/0119,108 Methods and Arrangements for Composing Information-Carrying Artwork 47 2010
8,301,453 Watermark synchronization signals conveying payload data 1 2010
8,165,341 Methods and apparatus to process imagery or audio content 9 2010
8,099,403 Content identification and management in content distribution networks 1 2010
8,095,989 Associating first and second watermarks with audio or video content 3 2010
8,073,933 Audio processing 4 2010
8,010,632 Steganographic encoding for video and images 2 2010
8,023,695 Methods for analyzing electronic media including video and audio 6 2010
* 2010/0293,276 METHODS FOR ANALYZING ELECTRONIC MEDIA INCLUDING VIDEO AND AUDIO 7 2010
8,447,067 Location-based arrangements employing mobile devices 10 2010
8,068,679 Audio and video signal processing 3 2010
8,411,898 Digital authentication with analog documents 1 2010
8,014,563 Methods and systems for steganographic processing 0 2010
8,144,924 Content objects with computer instructions steganographically encoded therein, and associated methods 1 2010
* 2011/0013,802 Content Objects with Computer Instructions Steganographically Encoded Therein, and Associated Methods 6 2010
8,059,860 Steganographic encoding 1 2010
8,036,420 Substituting or replacing components in sound based on steganographic encoding 4 2010
8,483,426 Digital watermarks 0 2010
8,078,697 Network linking methods and apparatus 3 2010
8,175,329 Authentication of physical and electronic media objects using digital watermarks 1 2010
8,515,121 Arrangement of objects in images or graphics to convey a machine-readable signal 0 2010
8,681,980 Recoverable digital content degradation 1 2011
8,391,545 Signal processing of audio and video data, including assessment of embedded data 0 2011
8,644,548 Digital watermarks 0 2011
8,543,661 Fingerprints and machine-readable codes combined with user characteristics to obtain content or information 2 2011
8,763,144 Associating first and second watermarks with audio or video content 1 2012
9,292,663 Associating first and second watermarks with audio or video content 0 2014
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