Audio monitoring using steganographic information

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PATENT NO 6560349
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09473075

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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, OR909

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Rhoads, Geoffrey B West Linn, OR 633 52719

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7499564 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
8769297 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 275 2003
8144368 Automated methods for distinguishing copies from original printed objects 17 2003
8108484 Fingerprints and machine-readable codes combined with user characteristics to obtain content or information 3 2005
8127137 Watermark payload encryption for media including multiple watermarks 10 2005
7978874 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
7876899 Recoverable digital content degradation: method and apparatus 2 2005
* 2005/0262,162 Recoverable digital content degradation: method and apparatus 12 2005
8204222 Steganographic encoding and decoding of auxiliary codes in media signals 16 2005
7461136 Internet linking from audio and image content 101 2005
* 2006/0136,565 Internet linking from audio and image content 3 2005
7545951 Data transmission by watermark or derived identifier proxy 71 2005
7444392 Registering with computer systems 90 2005
* 2006/0149,843 Paper-based control of computer systems 82 2005
7587602 Methods and devices responsive to ambient audio 87 2006
* 2006/0174,348 Watermark-based personal audio appliance 60 2006
8379908 Embedding and reading codes on objects 1 2006
* 2007/0108,287 Embedding and Reading Codes on Objects 98 2006
8059858 Identification document and related methods 20 2006
* 2007/0016,790 Identification document and related methods 87 2006
7690041 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 5 2006
8045748 Watermark embedding functions adapted for transmission channels 3 2006
8250660 Digital watermarking applications 3 2006
* 2007/0098,172 Digital Watermarking Applications 22 2006
7966494 Visual content-based internet search methods and sub-combinations 11 2007
* 2007/0185,840 Audio-Based Internet Search Methods and Sub-Combinations 41 2007
7991184 Apparatus to process images and video 0 2007
8290202 Methods utilizing steganography 2 2007
* 2007/0180,251 Methods Utilizing Steganography 45 2007
7987094 Audio encoding to convey auxiliary information, and decoding of same 3 2007
7724919 Methods and systems for steganographic processing 53 2007
* 2007/0195,991 Methods and Systems for Steganographic Processing 0 2007
8051169 Methods and systems useful in linking from objects to remote resources 2 2007
7415129 Providing reports associated with video and audio content 121 2007
* 2008/0037,824 Video and Audio Steganography and Methods Related Thereto 1 2007
8006092 Digital watermarks for checking authenticity of printed objects 0 2007
* 2008/0016,360 Digital Watermarks for Checking Authenticity of Printed Objects 41 2007
8312168 Methods for linking from objects to remote resources 69 2007
8301893 Detecting media areas likely of hosting watermarks 17 2007
* 2008/0149,713 Detecting Media Areas Likely of Hosting Watermarks 76 2007
8391541 Steganographic encoding and detecting for video signals 2 2007
8355514 Audio encoding to convey auxiliary information, and media embodying same 9 2007
8131760 Using object identifiers with content distribution 6 2007
* 2008/0131,084 Steganographic Encoding and Detecting for Video Signals 49 2007
7590259 Deriving attributes from images, audio or video to obtain metadata 106 2007
* 2008/0139,182 Connected Audio and Other Media Objects 47 2007
7805500 Network linking methods and apparatus 50 2007
* 2008/0126,359 Network Linking Methods and Apparatus 5 2007
7697719 Methods for analyzing electronic media including video and audio 112 2007
8126272 Methods combining multiple frames of image data 15 2008
* 2008/0181,450 Methods Combining Multiple Frames of Image Data 6 2008
8023692 Apparatus and methods to process video or audio 10 2008
* 2008/0253,740 Apparatus and Methods to Process Video or Audio 55 2008
7650009 Controlling use of audio or image content 110 2008
* 2008/0273,747 Controlling Use of Audio or Image Content 16 2008
8041074 Content indexing and searching using content identifiers and associated metadata 8 2008
* 2008/0275,906 Content Indexing and Searching Using Content Identifiers and Associated Metadata 63 2008
7606390 Processing data representing video and audio and methods and apparatus related thereto 66 2008
7693965 Analyzing audio, including analyzing streaming audio signals 73 2008
7650010 Connected video and audio 50 2008
8825518 Media methods and systems 1 2008
7983443 Methods for managing content using intentional degradation and insertion of steganographic codes 3 2009
8155582 Methods and systems employing digital content 8 2009
* 2009/0177,742 Methods and Systems Employing Digital Content 125 2009
8051294 Methods for audio watermarking and decoding 4 2009
* 2010/0131,767 Methods for Audio Watermarking and Decoding 50 2009
7965864 Data transmission by extracted or calculated identifying data 23 2009
8000518 Methods, objects and apparatus employing machine readable data 0 2009
8009893 Security document carrying machine readable pattern 5 2009
8055012 Hiding and detecting messages in media signals 5 2009
* 2010/0021,004 Hiding and Detecting Messages in Media Signals 48 2009
8151113 Methods and devices responsive to ambient audio 23 2009
* 2010/0046,744 Methods and Devices Responsive to Ambient Audio 29 2009
8103879 Processing audio or video content with multiple watermark layers 4 2009
* 2010/0226,525 Processing Audio or Video Content with Multiple Watermark Layers 45 2009
8224022 Connected audio and other media objects 10 2009
8073193 Methods and systems for steganographic processing 0 2009
7974439 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 35 2009
8036418 Systems and methods of managing audio and other media 11 2009
* 2010/0008,586 Systems and Methods of Managing Audio and Other Media 42 2009
8036419 Digital watermarks 4 2009
8014562 Signal processing of audio and video data, including deriving identifying information 4 2009
* 2010/0142,752 Signal Processing of Audio and Video Data, including Deriving Identifying Information 47 2009
7916354 Hiding and detecting auxiliary data in media materials and signals 25 2009
8051295 Benchmarks for digital watermarking 11 2009
7936900 Processing data representing video and audio and methods related thereto 19 2009
* 2010/0042,843 Benchmarks for Digital Watermarking 23 2009
8280101 Identification documents and authentication of such documents 0 2009
8788971 Methods and arrangements for composing information-carrying artwork 1 2010
8315554 Connected audio content 9 2010
8116516 Controlling use of audio or image content 5 2010
* 2010/0257,069 Connected Audio Content 6 2010
* 2010/0119,108 Methods and Arrangements for Composing Information-Carrying Artwork 48 2010
8301453 Watermark synchronization signals conveying payload data 1 2010
8165341 Methods and apparatus to process imagery or audio content 10 2010
8099403 Content identification and management in content distribution networks 1 2010
8095989 Associating first and second watermarks with audio or video content 3 2010
8073933 Audio processing 4 2010
8010632 Steganographic encoding for video and images 2 2010
8023695 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
8447067 Location-based arrangements employing mobile devices 10 2010
8068679 Audio and video signal processing 3 2010
8411898 Digital authentication with analog documents 1 2010
8014563 Methods and systems for steganographic processing 0 2010
8144924 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
8059860 Steganographic encoding 1 2010
8036420 Substituting or replacing components in sound based on steganographic encoding 4 2010
8483426 Digital watermarks 0 2010
8078697 Network linking methods and apparatus 3 2010
8175329 Authentication of physical and electronic media objects using digital watermarks 1 2010
8515121 Arrangement of objects in images or graphics to convey a machine-readable signal 0 2010
8681980 Recoverable digital content degradation 1 2011
8391545 Signal processing of audio and video data, including assessment of embedded data 0 2011
8644548 Digital watermarks 0 2011
8543661 Fingerprints and machine-readable codes combined with user characteristics to obtain content or information 2 2011
8763144 Associating first and second watermarks with audio or video content 1 2012
9292663 Associating first and second watermarks with audio or video content 0 2014
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