US Patent No: 7,444,000

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Content identification, and securing media content with steganographic encoding

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The present invention relates generally to content identification. Examples of content include imagery, video and audio. One claim recites decompressing a compressed encoded signal, the encoded signal comprising plural-bit information hidden therein; determining whether the plural-bit information is sufficiently hidden in the decompressed encoded signal based on first criteria; and embedding the plural-bit information in the decompressed encoded signal if the plural-bit information is not sufficiently hidden. Another claim recites receiving a plural-bit identifier from a content processor that derives the identifier from sample values representing an audio or image media object; providing the identifier to a remote database via the internet; receiving from the database a profile of a proprietor of the media object, the profile including the proprietor's name and contact information. Of course, other combinations are provided and claimed as well.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DIGIMARC CORPORATIONBEAVERTON, OR835

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Rhoads, Geoffrey B West Linn, OR 941 40133

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DIGIMARC CORPORATION (81)
8,180,844 System for linking from objects to remote resources 4 2000
7,945,781 Method and systems for inserting watermarks in digital signals 29 2000
8,103,542 Digitally marked objects and promotional methods 3 2000
8,355,525 Parallel processing of digital watermarking operations 2 2001
8,543,823 Digital watermarking for identification documents 0 2003
8,243,980 Image processing using embedded registration data to determine and compensate for geometric transformation 3 2004
8,094,869 Fragile and emerging digital watermarks 3 2004
8,457,346 Digital watermarking image signals on-chip 0 2005
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7,978,874 Digital watermarking for workflow by tracking content or content identifiers with respect to time 5 2005
8,355,526 Digitally watermarking holograms 1 2005
8,429,205 Associating data with media signals in media signal systems through auxiliary data steganographically embedded in the media signals 0 2005
8,005,254 Background watermark processing 3 2005
7,545,951 Data transmission by watermark or derived identifier proxy 55 2005
8,379,908 Embedding and reading codes on objects 0 2006
7,992,003 Methods and systems for inserting watermarks in digital signals 6 2006
7,974,436 Methods, apparatus and programs for generating and utilizing content signatures 4 2006
7,991,182 Methods for steganographic encoding media 0 2006
7,949,147 Watermarking compressed data 22 2006
8,045,748 Watermark embedding functions adapted for transmission channels 1 2006
7,930,546 Methods, systems, and sub-combinations useful in media identification 23 2007
8,489,598 Methods and devices employing content identifiers 1 2007
8,023,691 Methods involving maps, imagery, video and steganography 1 2007
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8,121,342 Associating metadata with media signals, and searching for media signals using metadata 1 2007
8,391,851 Gestural techniques with wireless mobile phone devices 1 2007
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8,312,168 Methods for linking from objects to remote resources 0 2007
8,230,337 Associating objects with corresponding behaviors 2007
8,091,025 Systems and methods for processing content objects 0 2007
7,965,863 Digital watermarks as a gateway and control mechanism 2 2007
8,194,915 Wavelet domain watermarks 0 2008
8,000,495 Digital watermarking systems and methods 3 2008
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8,645,838 Method for enhancing content using persistent content identification 0 2008
8,077,911 Methods, apparatus and programs for generating and utilizing content signatures 0 2008
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8,615,471 Methods and related toy and game applications using encoded information 0 2009
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7,953,270 Methods and arrangements employing digital content items 27 2009
8,160,304 Interactive systems and methods employing wireless mobile devices 6 2009
7,957,553 Digital watermarking apparatus and methods 18 2009
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7,986,845 Steganographic systems and methods 0 2009
7,837,094 Methods and systems for interacting with physical objects 80 2009
8,107,674 Synchronizing rendering of multimedia content 4 2010
8,116,516 Controlling use of audio or image content 0 2010
8,301,453 Watermark synchronization signals conveying payload data 0 2010
8,126,201 Watermark decoding from streaming media 0 2010
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8,027,520 Methods and arrangements employing digital content items 1 2010
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8,027,509 Digital watermarking in data representing color channels 3 2010
8,103,053 Method and apparatus for associating identifiers with content 0 2010
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8,457,449 Wireless mobile phone methods 2 2010
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8,055,014 Bi-directional image capture methods and apparatuses 0 2010
8,520,900 Methods and devices involving imagery and gestures 0 2010
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8,150,032 Methods for controlling rendering of images and video 0 2010
8,538,064 Methods and devices employing content identifiers 0 2010
8,483,426 Digital watermarks 0 2010
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8,256,665 Methods and systems for interacting with physical objects 0 2010
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VERKERK, ROBERT (1)
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