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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...

Method and apparatus for modifying a video stream to encode metadata
06/12/14 - 20140161304 - A watermark encoder receives a current video image together with current metadata associated with the current image. A metadata delay also makes available to the watermark decoder delayed metadata associated respectively with four or more of the preceding. Then the watermark encoder modifies pixel values of the current image not...

Device and method for the processing of remote sensing data
05/29/14 - 20140146996 - The processing of remote sensing data, wherein first image data are processed with the use of second digital image data which, compared with the first image data, have a finer local resolution. The local resolution of the first digital image data is refined temporarily. The local resolution and every pixel...

Object identification and inventory management
05/22/14 - 20140140570 - A method/apparatus for identifying an object based on a pattern of structural features located in a particular region wherein the pattern comprises at least one fingerprint feature. The region may be recognized and used to identify the object. A first feature vector (FV) may be extracted from a first image...

User experience analysis system to analyze events in a computer desktop
05/15/14 - 20140133692 - A user experience analysis system to measure a user experience associated with a computer desktop may include an event capture subsystem and a duration analysis subsystem. The event capture subsystem may capture videos of the desktop before and after an infrastructure change. The duration analysis subsystem may analyze the videos...

Device and method of inserting watermarks through conversing contents automatically
05/15/14 - 20140133693 - Provided are a watermark insertion apparatus and method. The watermark insertion method includes acquiring content through upload by a user, storing the uploaded content, receiving a content conversion request from a user or a manager, determining whether content for which content conversion has been requested is video or an image,...

Method and electronic device for controlling display device using watermark
05/15/14 - 20140133694 - A method for an electronic device configured to control a display device by using a watermark is provided. The method includes receiving a captured image of the display device from a remote control device, extracting a watermark from the captured image, acquiring a menu for the display device based on...

Advertisement detection
05/15/14 - 20140133695 - A method and system for detection of video segments in compressed digital video streams is presented. The compressed digital video stream is examine to determine synchronization points, and the compressed video signal is analyzed following detection of the synchronization points to create video fingerprints that are subsequently compared against a...

System and method for managing and sharing lottery tickets via mobile devices
05/08/14 - 20140126764 - The embodiments herein disclose a system and a method for managing and sharing at-least one lottery ticket via a plurality of mobile devices. The system comprises a central server and a plurality of mobile devices. The plurality of mobile devices is connected to the central server via a communication media....

Security devices incorporating colour shifting inks
05/08/14 - 20140126765 - A security document or device is provided which includes at least one area formed from a transparent plastics material which is exposed on at least one side to form a window or half-window, and a first colour shifting ink composition and a second colour shifting ink composition which both include...

Encoding hidden information in spatial line frequencies
05/08/14 - 20140126766 - A method of encoding a hidden image in high frequency spatial frequencies of a line pattern of a host image. A set of host image spatial frequencies is generated based on a predefined mapping of a domain of a set of representative scalar values of the hidden image mage and...

Determining pose for use with digital watermarking, fingerprinting and augmented reality
05/01/14 - 20140119593 - Image recognition and augmented reality experiences utilize auxiliary data extracted from an image or video, or image fingerprints, or a combination of both. One claim recites a method comprising: receiving a plurality of imagery frames captured by a device sensor; identifying a plurality of key points in each of the...

Methods and arrangements for identifying objects
04/24/14 - 20140112524 - In some arrangements, product packaging is digitally watermarked over most of its extent to facilitate high-throughput item identification at retail checkouts. Imagery of such packaging is analyzed to detect digital watermarking. One claim recites a method utilized at a retail checkout location comprising: receiving imagery representing a packaged item from...

Document securization method and a document securization device using printing a distribution of dots on said document
04/24/14 - 20140112525 - An analogical mark printed on a document that includes a distribution of dots defined by a digital file, having, as a result of unanticipated unknowns in printing, an unpredictable variation, dot by dot, of at least one geometric characteristic of the printed dots where dots of the distribution of dots...

Determining wellbore fluid properties
04/17/14 - 20140105446 - Computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for determining a property of a wellbore fluid are disclosed. In some implementations, a computing system receives an image of a first sample of the wellbore fluid filling a conduit to a threshold volume of the conduit. The computing system determines a first time duration...

Efficient data fingerprinting
04/17/14 - 20140105447 - Technologies are disclosed for enabling users to comprehensively determine their exposures to media and to receive services based thereon. For example, an application can be executed on a computing device associated with a user. The application can continuously monitor audio data that the computing device is exposed to and can...

Methods and apparatus to perform audio watermark detection and extraction
04/17/14 - 20140105448 - Methods and apparatus to perform audio watermark detection and extraction are disclosed. An example method includes sampling a media signal to generate samples, wherein the media signal includes an embedded message, determining a first symbol value for a first block of the samples, determining a second symbol value for a...

System and method for analysis and authentication of covert security information using a smart device
04/17/14 - 20140105449 - A system and method for hidden security feature detection, analysis and authentication using a smart device is disclosed. The smart device can detect and analyze hidden security features using the camera capability of the smart device to capture a digital image, and then analyze and authenticate that image using a...

System and method for targeting and reading coded content
04/17/14 - 20140105450 - A method and device using a camera element to recognize and decode “invisible” watermarks. Of particular significance to the present invention is the development of a “designator” that is used to identify the existence of, and if desired, the approximate location of, the watermark or other coded content contained in...

Client-side watermarking using hybrid i-frames
04/17/14 - 20140105451 - A system and method for client-side watermarking of digital content using hybrid Intra-Frames (I-Frames) are provided. In general, a content source provides a compressed video stream and a hybrid I-Frame stream to a client device via a network. The hybrid I-Frame stream includes a number of low-loss I-Frames corresponding to...