Secure documents with hidden signals, and related methods and systems

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7555139
APP PUB NO 20080130945A1
SERIAL NO

11877518

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A security document comprising artwork including a security pattern, characterized in that the security pattern has the form of a line structure in which lines width or line spacing is adjusted to carry predefined data. The artwork is generated by the modifying at least one color of at least a part of the artwork to embed the security pattern in the artwork. Methods for detecting the security pattern include use of a frequency domain structure to detect the security pattern despite rotation and scaling of the document, use of signal tiling to improve signal detection, and use of statistical analyses to verify detection of the security pattern.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
DIGIMARC CORPORATIONBEAVERTON, OR909

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Rhoads, Geoffrey B West Linn, US 633 55430
Rodriguez, Tony F Portland, US 285 11456

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SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (3)
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DOLBY LABORATORIES LICENSING CORPORATION (1)
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
* 2013/0251,251 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSERTING OR EXTRACTING CONCEALED INFORMATION IN OR FROM IMAGE DATA 0 2012
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD INDIGO B.V. (1)
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DIGIMARC CORPORATION (74)
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* 2007/0170,248 Authentication Methods and Systems Including Embedded Auxiliary Data 33 2006
7991184 Apparatus to process images and video 0 2007
8290202 Methods utilizing steganography 3 2007
7987094 Audio encoding to convey auxiliary information, and decoding of same 3 2007
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8181884 Machine-readable features for objects 1 2007
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7697719 Methods for analyzing electronic media including video and audio 113 2007
* 2008/0123,899 Methods for Analyzing Electronic Media Including Video and Audio 4 2007
8126272 Methods combining multiple frames of image data 16 2008
8023692 Apparatus and methods to process video or audio 10 2008
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8000518 Methods, objects and apparatus employing machine readable data 0 2009
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8165341 Methods and apparatus to process imagery or audio content 12 2010
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8068679 Audio and video signal processing 3 2010
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8014563 Methods and systems for steganographic processing 0 2010
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8059860 Steganographic encoding 1 2010
8483426 Digital watermarks 0 2010
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8320611 Watermarking electronic text documents 2 2011
8391545 Signal processing of audio and video data, including assessment of embedded data 0 2011
8644548 Digital watermarks 0 2011
9087376 Authenticating identification and security documents and other objects 4 2012
9718296 Authenticating identification and security documents and other objects 0 2015
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