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Watermark extractor enhancements based on payload ranking
01/29/15 - 20150030200 - Methods, devices, systems and computer program products improve the detection of watermarks that are embedded in a host content by providing information indicative of a ranking of watermark payloads to watermark extractors. A watermark extractor device obtains information indicative of a ranking of a plurality of watermark payload values, where...

Feature-based watermark localization in digital capture systems
01/29/15 - 20150030201 - The present disclosures relates generally to digital watermarking and data hiding. One claim recites a method comprising: obtaining data representing captured imagery, the captured imagery depicting packaging including digital watermarking, the digital watermarking including an orientation signal that is detectable in a transform domain; generating a n-dimensional feature set of...

Identification of watermarked content
01/22/15 - 20150023546 - There are provided methods and systems for identifying watermarked content. In one implementation, such a method includes receiving content including a digital watermark, and detecting the digital watermark, the detecting being performed without use of a decoder configured to read the digital watermark. In implementations in which the content includes...

Information providing system having content providing apparatus and terminal apparatus, and control method thereof
01/22/15 - 20150023547 - An information providing system including a content providing apparatus, a display apparatus, and a terminal apparatus is provided. The information providing system includes: a content providing apparatus to generate a watermark, insert the watermark into a predetermined location of a content on a real time basis, and transmit the content;...

Information processing device and program
01/22/15 - 20150023548 - An information processing device includes an image taking section having a connection to an image capturing device by which the image taking section instructs the image capturing device to capture an image of a merchandise, a processor configured to recognize candidates based on the captured image of the merchandise, and...

Watermarking and signal recognition for managing and sharing captured content, metadata discovery and related arrangements
01/15/15 - 20150016661 - Content played at an event is identified using watermarking and/or other content recognition combined with contextual metadata, which facilitates identification and correlation with other content and metadata when it is posted to a network....

Pattern matching method and electronic device therefor
01/15/15 - 20150016662 - A method and apparatus verify whether a pattern extracted from an image or a video frame is identical to an original pattern in an electronic device. The method includes extracting a pattern and converting the extracted pattern into a first pattern of a binarized grid type, verifying pixel information of...

Watermarking in an encrypted domain
01/15/15 - 20150016663 - Methods, apparatus and systems for embedding auxiliary information in encrypted host signals are provided. The present invention enables secure application of digital watermarks at any point in the transmission and/or distribution of digital content by enabling the insertion of a plurality of digital watermarks, without the knowledge of the encryption/decryption...

Methods and arrangements involving substrate marking
01/15/15 - 20150016664 - First and second patterns are formed on a substrate. A spatial offset between the patterns is determined, and stored for later use in authenticating the substrate. (One or both of the patterns may convey steganographic information. One pattern may be printed, while the other may be embossed.) A smartphone can...

Measuring apparatus and measuring program
01/08/15 - 20150010200 - An apparatus includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire a measured image including a cloud and a reference article; a specifying unit configured to specify a first area of the reference article in the measured image; a determining unit configured to determine whether or not the cloud exists on the...

Method and device for assessing the presence of a watermark in a video
01/08/15 - 20150010201 - The invention relates to a method for assessing the presence of a watermark in a video wherein the video comprises at least a sequence of frames. The method comprises for at least one frame among one of the sequences of frames the steps of computing a set of axial cross-correlation...

Metering information collection
01/01/15 - 20150003665 - A computing device configured to gather utility metering information. In embodiments, the computing device may comprise a transceiver and an image processing module. The image processing module may be coupled to the transceiver and configured to receive an image utilizing the transceiver. The image may include one or more utility...

Extracting card data from multiple cards
01/01/15 - 20150003666 - Extracting financial card information with relaxed alignment comprises a method to receive an image of a card, determine one or more edge finder zones in locations of the image, and identify lines in the one or more edge finder zones. The method further identifies one or more quadrilaterals formed by...

Extracting card data with wear patterns
01/01/15 - 20150003667 - Embodiments herein provide computer-implemented techniques for allowing a user computing device to extract financial card information using optical character recognition (“OCR”). Extracting financial card information may be improved by applying various classifiers and other transformations to the image data. For example, applying a linear classifier to the image to determine...

Encoding/decoding message in image data
01/01/15 - 20150003668 - A message can be encoded in an image file by mapping at least one bit of the message onto each sub-unit of the image file, and adjusting a distinguishable characteristic of each sub-unit according to the corresponding bit to produce a modified image file. The message can be decoded from...

System and method for encoding and authenticating a digital image
12/25/14 - 20140376767 - An encoding apparatus partitions a digital image into multiple regions for subsequent encoding. A first encryption code is associated with a first region, a second encryption code is associated with a second region and the first code, and a third code is associated with the first code, the second code...

Systems and methods for multimedia processing
12/18/14 - 20140369549 - Systems and methods are provided for multimedia processing. For example, an encoded file is acquired; the encoded file is parsed to obtain application-indication information and watermark-indication information associated with the encoded file; a multimedia-recording application associated with the application-indication information is called; watermark information is generated based on at least...

Smartphone-based methods and systems
12/18/14 - 20140369550 - Methods and arrangements involving portable devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, are disclosed. One arrangement enables a creator of content to select software with which that creator's content should be rendered—assuring continuity between artistic intention and delivery. Another arrangement utilizes the camera of a smartphone to identify nearby subjects,...

Systems and methods for multimedia-processing
12/18/14 - 20140369551 - Systems and methods are provided for multimedia processing. For example, upon receipt of a multimedia-information-release request, multimedia information to be released is acquired; whether the multimedia information contains watermark information is detected; in response to the multimedia information containing the watermark information, a first topic matching with the watermark information...

Proactive creation of photo products
12/11/14 - 20140363042 - A method for proactively creating a photobook includes identifying a group of images by a computer system and automatically creating a design for a photobook by the computer system without receiving a user's request for designing a photobook if the number of images in the group is determined to be...

Pre-processed information embedding system
12/04/14 - 20140355817 - Methods and devices are provided for reducing perceptible artifacts in a host content when the host contend is embedded with watermarks. In one method, a first segment of a host content that includes a first logical value is obtained. A second segment of the host content that includes a second...

Method and apparatus for checking a security feature of a value document
12/04/14 - 20140355818 - A method includes checking a specified security feature of a value document which is present in a specified security-feature region of the value document. The security feature includes captured pixel data which describe spatially resolved with a specified optical spatial resolution, an optical image at least of the security-feature region...

Forensic verification utilizing halftone boundaries
11/27/14 - 20140348375 - A forensic verification system (700) extracts a print signature via print signature extractor 710 from the boundary of a halftone contained in an image. The system (700) compares the print signature to a reference signature stored in a registry via comparator 720 to determine differences between the print signature and...

Forensic verification utilizing forensic markings inside halftones
11/27/14 - 20140348376 - A forensic verification system (1100) extracts a print signature via a print signature extractor (1110) from an interior of a halftone contained in an image. The system (1100) utilizes a comparator (1120) to compare the print signature to a reference signature stored in a registry to determine differences between the...

Encoding in two chrominance directions
11/13/14 - 20140334663 - The present disclosure relates generally signal processing. One claim recites an apparatus comprising: memory for storing a color video signal comprising first data and second data; and a processor. The processor is programmed for: modifying first color information and second color information of the first data by encoding a signal...

Method and system for identifying content
11/13/14 - 20140334664 - Disclosed is a method for identifying content, preferably media content for publishing including the steps of a) Providing a content element for a user, b) Marking the content element with a global mark, c) Marking the content element with a local mark, d) Presenting the marked content element, e) Detecting...

System and method for creating an animation from a plurality of latent images encoded into a visible image
11/13/14 - 20140334665 - A computer-implemented method is provided for creating an animation from a plurality of latent images encoded into a visible image, where the encoded visible image is visually similar to the visible image when viewed with a naked eye. The method includes generating, via a processor, a first latent image having...

Digital makeup
11/06/14 - 20140328509 - An aspect of some embodiments of the present invention relates to a system for processing an image of a human face, the system comprising a data processing and analyzing utility comprising: a high-pass filtering module configured for receiving an input image data indicative of a characteristic of the image and...

Method of eliminating spurious echoes in sar imaging
10/30/14 - 20140321693 - A method of eliminating spurious echoes in SAR imaging comprises a step Etp1 of defining the SAR imaging parameters, a step Etp2 of calculating the spectrum of the signal received, in each distance bin, of a zone of interest 51, a step Etp3 of filtering the spectra in each distance...

Methods and apparatus to generate and use content-aware watermarks
10/30/14 - 20140321694 - Methods and apparatus to generate and use content-aware watermarks are disclosed herein. In a disclosed example method, media composition data is received and at least one word present in an audio track of the media composition data is selected. The word is then located in a watermark....

Methods and apparatus for embedding watermarks
10/30/14 - 20140321695 - Methods and apparatus for embedding a watermark are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein to embed a watermark in a compressed data stream include obtaining a set of transform coefficients from the compressed data stream, the set of transform coefficients comprising a first set of mantissa codes and a first set...

Perceptual rating of digital image retouching
10/30/14 - 20140321696 - A method is provided for automatically providing a digital image rating of photo retouching. The method includes the step of receiving at a computer, including a processor, a first set of pixel data of an original image and a second set of pixel data of a retouched image. The method...

Watermark processing device and method, and image capturing apparatus
10/16/14 - 20140307915 - Disclosed are a watermark processing device, a method thereof, and an image capturing apparatus capable of reducing a processing time and a calculation amount while inserting a watermark into an image. The watermark processing method includes creating a watermarked image by inserting a predetermined watermark into a virtual wavelet image;...

Method and device for localized blind watermark generation and detection
10/16/14 - 20140307916 - The present disclosure discloses a method and device for localized blind watermark generation and detection. The method for localized blind watermark generation may include: generating an N-dimensional pseudorandom initial sequence according to a preset key, and generating a 2N-dimensional sequence by inverting the initial sequence bit by bit and appending...

Method and device for watermarking a sequence of images, method and device for authenticating a sequence of watermarked images and corresponding computer program
10/02/14 - 20140294229 - A method for watermarking a sequence of images is provided. The method implements the following steps, for at least one current image: comparing the current image with a preceding image of the sequence, delivering a difference image representing a motion between the preceding image and the current image; if the...

Printed matter, printed matter inspection device, manufacturing method of printed matter, and manufacturing device of printed matter
10/02/14 - 20140294230 - A printed matter includes: a first sub image embedded in the main image which has the same color as a color of the main image in a human visual sense, and is printed with an ink to absorb light of an infrared wavelength band by a first absorption coefficient; and...

Systems and methods for segmenting an image
09/25/14 - 20140286525 - A method on a computing device for categorizing one or more blocks of an image is disclosed. The method includes computing a membership value of each of the one or more blocks for each of one or more categories based on a set of parameters associated with each of the...

Fast storage method for image data, valuable-file identifying method and identifying device thereof
09/25/14 - 20140286526 - Disclosed are a valuable-file identifying method and an identifying device thereof. The identifying method and the identifying device store image data of a valuable file using a fast storage method for image data. The fast storage method for image data comprises: compulsively converting collected single-byte image data into long-integer image...

Extraction of financial account information from a digital image of a card
09/18/14 - 20140270329 - Capturing information from payment instruments comprises receiving, using one or more computer devices, an image of a back side of a payment instrument, the payment instrument comprising information imprinted thereon such that the imprinted information protrudes from a front side of the payment instrument and the imprinted information is indented...

Method and apparatus for embedding and detecting watermark
09/18/14 - 20140270330 - A method of embedding a watermark in video data includes generating a watermark to be embedded in the video data, generating a bit string based on a generated watermark, and embedding a watermark in the video data by changing a quantization parameter of the video data by a predetermined value...

Content watermarking
09/18/14 - 20140270331 - In an embodiment, a method of watermarking a video includes generating three or more pilot signals. The method also includes generating a watermark. The method also includes embedding the three or more of the pilot signals in first frames of the video. The method also includes embedding the watermark in...

Atmospheric compensation in satellite imagery
09/18/14 - 20140270332 - Techniques for atmospheric compensation in satellite imagery that include converting an image including an array of radiance values to an array of surface reflectance values. The conversion is performed in an automated fashion by identifying one or more portions of the image for which the surface reflectance can be estimated...

Verifying a slider tray map
09/18/14 - 20140270333 - A hard disk drive manufacture process may use a database to track the sliders stored within a slider tray. Instead of requiring an operator to visually inspect each tray to confirm that the database information is accurate, the trays may be sent to a detection system that uses a computer...

Covert marking system based on multiple latent characteristics
09/18/14 - 20140270334 - Described are systems for combining multiple latent characteristics within a pigment such that with certain specialized knowledge and tools the specific pigment can be uniquely authenticated. The system takes advantage of the rapid proliferation of artificial light sources that are characterized by combinations of narrow band light sources that combine...

System and method for embedding and retrieving covert data in overt media
09/18/14 - 20140270335 - A system and method for embedding and retrieving covert data in overt media. The covert data is imperceptibly embedded into overt media, such as an image, using techniques such as time domain and frequency domain embedding, to generate embedded media The embedded media may be decoded by capturing an image...

System and method for transaction authentication
09/18/14 - 20140270336 - Some implementations provide a method that includes: receiving, from a user on the mobile device, a request for a mobile transaction; inspecting, at the mobile device, a government-issued identification document presented by the user to obtain a digital watermark, the government-issued identification document documenting an identity of a subject; validating...

Transactional video marking system
09/18/14 - 20140270337 - Methods, devices, systems and computer program products facilitate embedding and extraction of transactional watermarks into and from a video content. One such method includes selecting a first number of frames from a video content and performing temporal and a spatial psychovisual analysis on the selected frames. For each selected frame,...

Transactional video marking system
09/18/14 - 20140270338 - Methods, devices, systems and computer program products facilitate embedding and extraction of transactional watermarks into and from a video content. One method for selecting an area for watermark insertion includes selecting a candidate area within a frame of the video content that is smaller in size that the frame itself,...

Graphic data alteration to enhance online privacy
09/18/14 - 20140270339 - A computer alters at least one recognizable metric or text in a digitally-encoded photographic image by operating an alteration algorithm in response to user input data while preserving an overall aesthetic quality of the image and obscuring an identity of at least one individual or geographic location appearing in the...

Watermark detection with payload
09/18/14 - 20140270340 - A method for detecting a payload embedded using watermarking in a content stream, the payload being different in a first and a second segment of the content stream, a payload in the second segment having a predetermined relationship with a payload in the first segment, is described. The method selects...

Row guidance parameterization with hough transform
09/11/14 - 20140254861 - Systems and techniques for row guidance parameterization with Hough transform are described herein. An electronic representation of a field (ERF) can be received. The ERF can include a set of feature sets including one of a set of crop row features or a set of furrow features. A first parameter...

Enhanced analysis for image-based serpentine belt wear evaluation
09/11/14 - 20140254862 - Systems and methods are provided for the improvement of an image of a device under test, such as a belt. The image of device under test is made more optimal by determining if the object is rotated away from a preferred axis of the image frame. If so, the image...

Apparatus and method for displaying watermark on a screen
09/04/14 - 20140247961 - There is provided a method and apparatus for displaying a watermark on a screen. According to the present invention, when an application is executed or a document is opened by a user's manipulation, it is determined whether a watermark is displayed based on a message generated from an operating system...

Digital watermark embedding method and digital watermark detection method
08/28/14 - 20140241568 - A digital watermark embedding system generates a watermarked image by providing one or more specific regions in an image, each specific region including two or more base regions symmetric with respect to the centroid, and by embedding a watermark in the image while avoiding the specific region. Further, a digital...

Method and system for adding and detecting watermark
08/07/14 - 20140219495 - A watermarking method and system are provided. The watermarking system includes a server and a client in communication with each other. At first, the client sends a login request to the server. The server authenticates an access right of the client to access specific multimedia data and generates an identification...

Systems and methods for generating bookmark video fingerprints
08/07/14 - 20140219496 - Systems and methods for replacing original media bookmarks of at least a portion of a digital media file with replacement bookmarks is described. A media fingerprint engine detects the location of the original fingerprints associated with the portion of the digital media file and a region analysis algorithm characterizes regions...

System and method to detect video piracy
07/31/14 - 20140211978 - System and Method to detect video piracy. This embodiment relates to management of video files, and more particularly to detecting piracy in video files. The embodiments herein achieve a system and method to detect video piracy by using unique identifiers embedded in escape frames in a video....

Image processing apparatus and method thereof
07/31/14 - 20140211979 - Pattern information of a color filter array and algorithm information of color interpolation processing used in photography of input image data are obtained. Comparative image data is generated from the input image data using the pattern information and algorithm information. The comparative image data and input image data are compared...

Method and system for performing x-ray inspection of a liquid product at a security checkpoint
07/31/14 - 20140211980 - A method, an apparatus and a system are provided for assessing at a security checkpoint the threat status of a liquid product comprised of a bottle at least partially filled with liquid. Generally, an X-ray image of the liquid product is obtained and processed to derive a level of fill...

Visible light communication signal display method and apparatus
07/24/14 - 20140205136 - A visible light communication signal display method of displaying (i) an image represented by video signals and (ii) an image obtained by encoding visible light communication signals includes: encoding at least part of the visible light communication signals to generate an encoded image; generating a plurality of sub-images which correspond...

Method to trace video content processed by a decoder
07/24/14 - 20140205137 - The method traces the origin of a (illegally) distributed video material. It fingerprints a data object A having a nominal stream format F to provide a fingerprinted data object B including a pre-fingerprinting forensic luring process....

Search and identification of video content
07/10/14 - 20140193027 - Methods and systems for searching for and retrieving video content via fingerprint matching are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access an index of reference fingerprints, such as quantized values associated with multiple values calculated from patches of a frame, that are associated with sequential frames of...

Apparatus and method to embed searchable information into a file, encryption, transmission, storage and retrieval
07/10/14 - 20140193028 - A cell phone is disclosed for acquiring information to be transmitted to a receiving facility and for transmitting such thereto. A capture device captures information from an external source. A stamping device is provided for associating with the captured information a representation of the date and time of the capture...

Video display method
07/03/14 - 20140185860 - A video display method which allows a visible light communication signal to be appropriately transmitted includes: Step SL21 of generating an image having a stripe pattern as a visible light communication image; Step SL22 of calculating average luminance of the visible light communication image; Step SL23 of generating a visible...

Method and apparatus for embedding auxiliary information within original data
07/03/14 - 20140185861 - This patent application is generally related to watermarking and steganography. One claim recites a method of transmarking an audio or video signal previously embedded with a first digital watermark using a first digital watermark embedding method. The method includes: utilizing a programmed electronic processor, decoding the first digital watermark from...

Messaging by writing an image into a spectrogram
07/03/14 - 20140185862 - A message is communicated between devices by passing a host signal, such as an audio signal, with the message written into the spectrogram of the host signal. For host audio signals, the message is authored, converted to an image format (if not already in suitable image form) and written into...

Belief propagation and affinity measures
06/26/14 - 20140177903 - Belief propagation and affinity measure techniques are described. In one or more implementations, beliefs may be formed to solve a labeling problem for a node, such as to perform image processing. An affinity measure may be calculated that describes how similar the node is to another node. This affinity measure...

Recording medium and producing method thereof, reproducing method and reproducing apparatus, and copyright managing method
06/26/14 - 20140177904 - A GUID as title information and a global serial number are recorded in a BCA of a digital video disc. A hash value of the GUID is embedded as an electronic watermark in a data area. When content data is reproduced from the digital video disc, a match of information...

Watermarking screen capture content
06/19/14 - 20140169616 - Information is displayed on a device by writing data to a buffer in memory, the content of the buffer describing a screen display of the device at a particular point in time. A watermarked version of the buffer content is generated by watermarking the content of the buffer with data,...

Forensic authentication system and method
06/19/14 - 20140169617 - A forensic authentication system includes an imaging device to capture an image of a printed mark and a non-printed area of a substrate directly adjacent to the printed mark, and a processor to run computer readable instructions. The processor can run computer readable instructions to utilize a model to define...

Method for retrieving associated information using an image
06/19/14 - 20140169618 - A method for retrieving associated information using an image (10), comprising: locating a spatial pattern (13) in an image (10) captured by an image capture device, the spatial pattern (13) providing an instruction (12, 14, 15) or a specification for further processing to occur; wherein if a first predetermined spatial...