US Patent No: 6,965,682

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Data transmission by watermark proxy

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A media object sensed at one location is delivered at a second remote location, or an application associated with the object is made available at the second location. In some embodiments, the delivered object is of a higher quality than the sensed object. In other embodiments, larger objects requiring higher bandwidth for effective transmission are delivered notwithstanding low bandwidth bottlenecks between the first and second locations. Such advantages are achieved by employing watermark data as proxies for media objects and associated applications.

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DIGIMARC CORPORATIONBEAVERTON, OR854

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Conwell, William Y Portland, OR 95 1288
Davis, Bruce L Lake Oswego, OR 181 4162
Evans, Douglas B San Francisco, CA 22 606
Rhoads, Geoffrey B West Linn, OR 952 41693

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8,094,949 Music methods and systems 7 2000
8,332,478 Context sensitive connected content 5 2001
7,349,552 Connected audio and other media objects 135 2003
7,333,957 Connected audio and other media objects 79 2003
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8,108,484 Fingerprints and machine-readable codes combined with user characteristics to obtain content or information 2 2005
8,429,205 Associating data with media signals in media signal systems through auxiliary data steganographically embedded in the media signals 0 2005
7,545,951 Data transmission by watermark or derived identifier proxy 58 2005
8,055,588 Digital media methods 0 2006
7,489,801 Encoding and decoding signals for digital watermarking 8 2006
8,750,556 Watermark systems and methods 0 2006
8,023,773 Methods, apparatus and programs for generating and utilizing content signatures 7 2006
7,930,546 Methods, systems, and sub-combinations useful in media identification 24 2007
7,966,494 Visual content-based internet search methods and sub-combinations 8 2007
8,489,598 Methods and devices employing content identifiers 2 2007
8,051,169 Methods and systems useful in linking from objects to remote resources 2 2007
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8,312,168 Methods for linking from objects to remote resources 4 2007
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8,095,796 Content identifiers 2 2007
8,160,968 Digital media methods 0 2008
7,987,245 Internet linking from audio 3 2008
8,077,911 Methods, apparatus and programs for generating and utilizing content signatures 0 2008
8,488,836 Methods, apparatus and programs for generating and utilizing content signatures 0 2008
7,706,570 Encoding and decoding auxiliary signals 4 2009
8,155,582 Methods and systems employing digital content 2 2009
8,255,693 Methods and devices responsive to ambient audio 2 2009
7,965,864 Data transmission by extracted or calculated identifying data 18 2009
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8,151,113 Methods and devices responsive to ambient audio 1 2009
8,224,022 Connected audio and other media objects 1 2009
8,036,418 Systems and methods of managing audio and other media 3 2009
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8,170,273 Encoding and decoding auxiliary signals 0 2010
8,122,257 Audio-based, location-related methods 0 2010
8,256,665 Methods and systems for interacting with physical objects 0 2010
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8,688,250 Content data reproduction apparatus and a sound processing system 0 2011

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