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, OR836

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Rhoads, Geoffrey B West Linn, OR 602 38937

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CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
7,974,495 Identification and protection of video 4 2009
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
9,053,431 Intelligent control with hierarchical stacked neural networks 0 2014
 
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER (1)
7,289,961 Data hiding via phase manipulation of audio signals 4 2004
 
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. (3)
7,793,318 Digital video signature apparatus and methods for use with video program identification systems 13 2006
7,783,889 Methods and apparatus for generating signatures 21 2007
* 7,752,042 Methods and apparatus to operate an audience metering device with voice commands 9 2008
 
THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC (7)
8,763,022 Systems and methods to wirelessly meter audio/visual devices 1 2006
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 0 2010
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 1 2011
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
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
8,131,007 Watermarking using multiple watermarks and keys, including keys dependent on the host signal 2 2007
 
DIGIMARC CORPORATION (91)
7,562,392 Methods of interacting with audio and ambient music 114 1999
6,963,884 Recoverable digital content degradation: method and apparatus 5 2000
8,505,108 Authentication using a digital watermark 1 2002
7,020,304 Digital watermarking and fingerprinting including synchronization, layering, version control, and compressed embedding 114 2003
7,499,564 Methods for decoding watermark data from audio, and controlling audio devices in accordance therewith 55 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 235 2003
8,144,368 Automated methods for distinguishing copies from original printed objects 9 2003
8,108,484 Fingerprints and machine-readable codes combined with user characteristics to obtain content or information 2 2005
8,127,137 Watermark payload encryption for media including multiple watermarks 7 2005
7,978,874 Digital watermarking for workflow by tracking content or content identifiers with respect to time 5 2005
7,876,899 Recoverable digital content degradation: method and apparatus 2 2005
8,204,222 Steganographic encoding and decoding of auxiliary codes in media signals 10 2005
7,461,136 Internet linking from audio and image content 86 2005
7,545,951 Data transmission by watermark or derived identifier proxy 65 2005
7,444,392 Registering with computer systems 87 2005
7,587,602 Methods and devices responsive to ambient audio 75 2006
8,379,908 Embedding and reading codes on objects 1 2006
8,059,858 Identification document and related methods 8 2006
7,690,041 Associating first and second watermarks with audio or video content 5 2006
8,045,748 Watermark embedding functions adapted for transmission channels 2 2006
8,250,660 Digital watermarking applications 1 2006
7,966,494 Visual content-based internet search methods and sub-combinations 9 2007
7,991,184 Apparatus to process images and video 0 2007
8,290,202 Methods utilizing steganography 0 2007
7,987,094 Audio encoding to convey auxiliary information, and decoding of same 2 2007
7,724,919 Methods and systems for steganographic processing 53 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 111 2007
8,006,092 Digital watermarks for checking authenticity of printed objects 0 2007
8,312,168 Methods for linking from objects to remote resources 38 2007
8,301,893 Detecting media areas likely of hosting watermarks 0 2007
8,391,541 Steganographic encoding and detecting for video signals 1 2007
8,355,514 Audio encoding to convey auxiliary information, and media embodying same 4 2007
8,131,760 Using object identifiers with content distribution 5 2007
7,590,259 Deriving attributes from images, audio or video to obtain metadata 89 2007
7,805,500 Network linking methods and apparatus 47 2007
7,697,719 Methods for analyzing electronic media including video and audio 109 2007
8,126,272 Methods combining multiple frames of image data 8 2008
8,023,692 Apparatus and methods to process video or audio 8 2008
7,650,009 Controlling use of audio or image content 106 2008
8,041,074 Content indexing and searching using content identifiers and associated metadata 5 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 62 2008
7,650,010 Connected video and audio 49 2008
8,825,518 Media methods and systems 0 2008
7,983,443 Methods for managing content using intentional degradation and insertion of steganographic codes 1 2009
8,155,582 Methods and systems employing digital content 4 2009
8,051,294 Methods for audio watermarking and decoding 1 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 3 2009
8,055,012 Hiding and detecting messages in media signals 1 2009
8,151,113 Methods and devices responsive to ambient audio 4 2009
8,103,879 Processing audio or video content with multiple watermark layers 1 2009
8,224,022 Connected audio and other media objects 4 2009
8,073,193 Methods and systems for steganographic processing 0 2009
7,974,439 Embedding hidden auxiliary information in media 4 2009
8,036,418 Systems and methods of managing audio and other media 6 2009
8,036,419 Digital watermarks 3 2009
8,014,562 Signal processing of audio and video data, including deriving identifying information 2 2009
7,916,354 Hiding and detecting auxiliary data in media materials and signals 21 2009
8,051,295 Benchmarks for digital watermarking 5 2009
7,936,900 Processing data representing video and audio and methods related thereto 19 2009
8,280,101 Identification documents and authentication of such documents 0 2009
8,788,971 Methods and arrangements for composing information-carrying artwork 0 2010
8,315,554 Connected audio content 5 2010
8,116,516 Controlling use of audio or image content 2 2010
8,301,453 Watermark synchronization signals conveying payload data 0 2010
8,165,341 Methods and apparatus to process imagery or audio content 7 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 2 2010
8,073,933 Audio processing 1 2010
8,010,632 Steganographic encoding for video and images 1 2010
8,023,695 Methods for analyzing electronic media including video and audio 4 2010
8,447,067 Location-based arrangements employing mobile devices 5 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 0 2010
8,059,860 Steganographic encoding 0 2010
8,036,420 Substituting or replacing components in sound based on steganographic encoding 0 2010
8,483,426 Digital watermarks 0 2010
8,078,697 Network linking methods and apparatus 2 2010
8,175,329 Authentication of physical and electronic media objects using digital watermarks 0 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 1 2011
8,763,144 Associating first and second watermarks with audio or video content 0 2012
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