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Methods for scene based video watermarking and devices thereof
03/26/15 - 20150086067 - A method, device and non-transitory computer readable medium for scene based video watermarking. Methods are disclosed to detect the scenes inside the video. Disclosed devices and methods are capable of scene change detection for both, gradual and abrupt scenes. Methods are also disclosed to group logical scenes in a video....

Instrument and document authentication system
03/26/15 - 20150086068 - A method of creating a document whose authenticity can be confirmed comprises printing a character on the document using a combination of a printing medium having a first appearance and a contaminant having a second appearance distinct from the first appearance, and wherein a first portion of the character has...

Extracting card data using iin database
03/26/15 - 20150086069 - Extracting card data comprises receiving, by one or more computing devices, a digital image of a card; perform an image recognition process on the digital representation of the card; identifying an image in the digital representation of the card; comparing the identified image to an image database comprising a plurality...

Image recognition to support shelf auditing for consumer research
03/26/15 - 20150086070 - Image recognition methods, apparatus and articles or manufacture to support shelf auditing for consumer research are disclosed herein. Example methods disclosed herein include comparing a first image signature associated with an input image with a plurality of reference signatures associated with a plurality of reference images to identify a first...

Steganographic encoding and decoding
03/12/15 - 20150071484 - This patent document relates generally to steganography and digital watermarking. One claim recites, a method of encoding auxiliary information in an image or video. The method includes: determining a watermark tweak for an attribute of an image or video sample to encode auxiliary information in the image or video; and...

Information coding and decoding in spectral differences
03/12/15 - 20150071485 - Information is encoded in an image signal by exploiting spectral differences between colors that appear the same when rendered. These spectral differences are detected using image sensing that discerns the spectral differences. Spectral difference detection methods include using sensor-synchronized spectrally-structured-light imaging, 3D sensors, imaging spectrophotometers, and higher resolution Bayer pattern...

Sensing data from physical objects
03/12/15 - 20150071486 - Directional albedo of a particular article, such as an identity card, is measured and stored. When the article is later presented, it can be confirmed to be the same particular article by re-measuring the albedo function, and checking for correspondence against the earlier-stored data. The re-measuring can be performed through...

Dynamic digital watermark
03/05/15 - 20150063625 - Some implementations may provide a computer-implemented method for validating a digital document, the method including: receiving, at a computing device, the digital document comprising at least two digital watermarks, the digital document issued by a central entity; retrieving a first digital watermark from the digital document, the first digital watermark...

Dynamic digital watermark
03/05/15 - 20150063626 - Some implementations may include a computer-implemented method for applying at least two digital watermarks to a digital document, the method including: receiving a digital document comprising visual contents; generating a first digital watermark to be visually presented at a first time point; generating a second digital watermark to be visually...

Information provision system
02/19/15 - 20150049900 - A system capable of providing information having a large amount of data without spoiling the aesthetic appearance of an object is provided. An information provision terminal device 8 which has received an address corresponding code transmits the address corresponding code to a video transmission device 12 of a broadcasting station....

Method and electronic device for controlling content integrity
02/19/15 - 20150049901 - A method and an apparatus for controlling content integrity. A method for operating in an electronic device can include including unique information of content in a watermark image, and inserting the watermark image to the content....

Method and system for embedding and detecting a pattern
02/12/15 - 20150043768 - A method of embedding a pattern as a watermark into a content segment. Prior to modifying the content segment, an impulse response of a filter to be used for detecting the pattern is determined; the time-reversed impulse response of the filter is inserted into the segment as the set of...

Method and apparatus for remote feature measurement in distorted images
02/12/15 - 20150043769 - A method and apparatus for ground or unmanned aerial vehicle based wind turbine blade inspection consisting of a thermal imaging camera configured to detect the presence of defects by acquiring thermal imaging data from a rotating wind turbine blade when it is not exposed to solar radiation heating and analyzing...

Automated graph local constellation (glc) method of correspondence search for registration of 2-d and 3-d data
02/05/15 - 20150036870 - According to an embodiment, a 2-dimensional (2-D) image of a geographical region is transformed via a regional maxima transform (RMT) or an edge segmenting and boundary filling (ESBF) transform to produce a filtered 2-D image. The filtered 2-D image is iteratively eroded and opened to produce a processed EO 2-D...

Methods and apparatuses for embedding digital watermark into and extracting digital watermark from text
02/05/15 - 20150036871 - Methods and apparatus for embedding digital watermark information into and extracting digital watermark information from a text are disclosed. The method for embedding digital watermark information into a text comprises: creating a menu item of the digital watermark information; and embedding a binary string into a value of a predetermined...

Audible document identification for visually impaired people
02/05/15 - 20150036872 - Disclosed is a document or article carrying information for the audible authentication of said document or article, wherein the information is present in or on said document or article in the form of a frequency-versus-time spectral density function (spectrogram), the spectrogram being embodied using document security means. Disclosed are further...

Circumvention of watermark analysis in a host content
02/05/15 - 20150036873 - Methods and devices are provided to thwart analysis of a watermarking system by preventing analysis of watermarks in a host content. Upon receiving a content at a watermark embedding device, the content is analyzed to ascertain whether one or more test features are present in at least a first portion...

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...