US Patent No: 7,136,502

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Printing media and methods employing digital watermarking

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Stationery, or other printable media, is encoded with a digital watermark. The watermark is not conspicuous to a human observer of the media, yet conveys plural bits of auxiliary information when optically scanned and digitally processed. The watermark can be formed by ink-jet printing, or otherwise. The encoded information can be used for various purposes, including authenticating the document as an original, linking to associated on-line resources, and distinguishing seemingly-identical versions of the same document (document serialization).

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DIGIMARC CORPORATIONBEAVERTON, OR839

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brundage, Trent J Portland, OR 98 1536
Carr, J Scott Tualatin, OR 115 4059
Hannigan, Brett T Menlo Park, CA 114 2903
Kumar, Aruna B Camas, WA 11 71
Rhoads, Geoffrey B West Linn, OR 978 43528
Rodriguez, Tony F Portland, OR 331 6441

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DIGIMARC CORPORATION (16)
5,850,481 Steganographic system 311 1995
5,822,436 Photographic products and methods employing embedded information 319 1996
6,345,104 Digital watermarks and methods for security documents 259 1998
6,681,028 Paper-based control of computer systems 163 1999
6,311,214 Linking of computers based on optical sensing of digital data 628 1999
6,650,761 Watermarked business cards and methods 299 1999
6,574,350 Digital watermarking employing both frail and robust watermarks 206 2000
6,522,770 Management of documents and other objects using optical devices 189 2000
6,961,442 Watermarking a carrier on which an image will be placed or projected 8 2001
7,058,697 Internet linking from image content 125 2001
6,970,573 Self validating security documents utilizing watermarks 95 2001
6,950,519 Geographically watermarked imagery and methods 32 2001
6,968,057 Emulsion products and imagery employing steganography 51 2002
7,054,462 Inferring object status based on detected watermark data 89 2002
7,054,463 Data encoding using frail watermarks 63 2002
7,039,214 Embedding watermark components during separate printing stages 24 2002
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (5)
* 5,919,730 Copy restrictive documents 96 1996
* 5,772,250 Copy restrictive color-reversal documents 51 1997
6,127,106 Photographic element with invisible indicia on oriented polymer back sheet 2 1997
* 6,103,353 Copy restrictive documents 13 1998
* 6,286,761 Identification document having embedding information related to the subject 54 1999
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (4)
6,318,827 Method of improving print quality by selectively changing print direction 7 1998
6,291,829 Identification of recording medium in a printer 53 1999
6,353,479 Media-type encoding and print mode selection 25 1999
6,585,341 Back-branding media determination system for inkjet printing 39 2000
 
XEROX CORPORATION (4)
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5,315,098 Methods and means for embedding machine readable digital data in halftone images 295 1990
5,500,715 Print job handling menu selection apparatus and method 32 1994
6,246,776 Image recording media determination system, apparatus and method for an image processing device 9 1999
 
NEC CORPORATION (2)
5,848,155 Spread spectrum watermark for embedded signalling 322 1996
5,930,369 Secure spread spectrum watermarking for multimedia data 494 1997
 
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (2)
5,337,361 Record with encoded data 425 1992
* 5,471,533 Record with encoded data 242 1994
 
WISTARIA TRADING, INC. (2)
5,687,236 Steganographic method and device 483 1996
6,205,249 Multiple transform utilization and applications for secure digital watermarking 207 1998
 
ABBOTT LABORATORIES (1)
6,318,151 Self-contained sterilant monitoring assembly and method of using same 8 1999
 
AGFA-GEVAERT (1)
5,880,760 Method and device for printing information on substrates having security features 9 1997
 
FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. (1)
4,918,484 Picture frame number discriminating method and apparatus therefor 81 1988
 
GAO Gesellschaft fur Automation und Organisation mbH (1)
4,591,707 Printed security with hallmarks 33 1984
 
GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE BANK OF SCOTLAND, AS AGENT (1)
* 4,370,057 Method of verification of a sheet element, such as a banknote 10 1980
 
INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY (1)
6,334,678 Method for applying chemical watermarks on substrate 9 1999
 
K & A DESIGN, INC., A CORP. OF KENTUCKY (1)
* 5,380,044 Identification card and method of making same 54 1992
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
5,652,626 Image processing apparatus using pattern generating circuits to process a color image 311 1994
 
MEDIASEC TECHNOLOGIES LLC (1)
6,243,480 Digital authentication with analog documents 312 1998
 
Mobil Oil Corporation (1)
* 5,698,333 Multilayer film structures for use in the production of banknotes or the like 21 1994
 
NEOPOST TECHNOLOGIES (1)
6,701,304 Method and apparatus for postage label authentication 59 1999
 
NEWS LOG INTERNATIONAL A WI CORP (1)
4,416,001 Method and apparatus for optically reading digital data inscribed in an arcuate pattern on a data carrier 68 1980
 
PITNEY BOWES INC. (1)
7,054,461 Authenticating printed objects using digital watermarks associated with multidimensional quality metrics 66 2002
 
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
6,625,295 Authentication of signals using watermarks 69 1999
 
RAMSEY INTERNATIONAL CORP. (1)
5,502,576 Method and apparatus for the transmission, storage, and retrieval of documents in an electronic domain 286 1992
 
REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (1)
6,272,634 Digital watermarking to resolve multiple claims of ownership 192 1997
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (1)
5,848,413 Method and apparatus for accessing and publishing electronic documents 377 1995
 
ROYAL BLUE PAPERS, INC. (1)
* 5,161,829 Security paper and method of manufacturing the same 42 1992
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
6,276,771 Multifunctional machine for scanning and printing and a scanning and printing method used in the multifunctional machine 7 1998
 
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (1)
5,727,092 Compression embedding 144 1995
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 5,838,814 Security check method and apparatus 109 1996
5,664,018 Watermarking process resilient to collusion attacks 430 1996
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DIGIMARC CORPORATION (17)
7,562,392 Methods of interacting with audio and ambient music 92 1999
7,461,136 Internet linking from audio and image content 82 2005
7,545,951 Data transmission by watermark or derived identifier proxy 62 2005
7,991,182 Methods for steganographic encoding media 0 2006
* 7,778,437 Media and methods employing steganographic marking 3 2006
7,590,259 Deriving attributes from images, audio or video to obtain metadata 84 2007
7,606,390 Processing data representing video and audio and methods and apparatus related thereto 65 2008
7,693,965 Analyzing audio, including analyzing streaming audio signals 59 2008
8,027,506 Geographical encoding imagery and video 2 2009
7,965,864 Data transmission by extracted or calculated identifying data 21 2009
8,224,022 Connected audio and other media objects 2 2009
7,936,900 Processing data representing video and audio and methods related thereto 18 2009
8,099,403 Content identification and management in content distribution networks 1 2010
8,073,933 Audio processing 0 2010
8,010,632 Steganographic encoding for video and images 0 2010
8,036,420 Substituting or replacing components in sound based on steganographic encoding 0 2010
8,023,696 Printing media and methods employing digital watermarking 0 2010
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES FUND 83 LLC (1)
* 7,333,629 Authentic document and method of making 16 2005
 
NOVELL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
7,672,952 System and method of semantic correlation of rich content 7 2006
 
POLESTAR, LTD. (1)
* 8,040,541 Secure document printing 3 2003
* Cited By Examiner

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