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07/10/14 - 20140193027 - Search and identification of video content
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...

07/10/14 - 20140193028 - Apparatus and method to embed searchable information into a file, encryption, transmission, storage and retrieval
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...

07/03/14 - 20140185860 - Video display method
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...

07/03/14 - 20140185861 - Method and apparatus for embedding auxiliary information within original data
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...

07/03/14 - 20140185862 - Messaging by writing an image into a spectrogram
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...

06/26/14 - 20140177903 - Belief propagation and affinity measures
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...

06/26/14 - 20140177904 - Recording medium and producing method thereof, reproducing method and reproducing apparatus, and copyright managing method
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...

06/19/14 - 20140169616 - Watermarking screen capture content
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,...

06/19/14 - 20140169617 - Forensic authentication system and method
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...

06/19/14 - 20140169618 - Method for retrieving associated information using an image
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...

06/12/14 - 20140161304 - Method and apparatus for modifying a video stream to encode metadata
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...

05/29/14 - 20140146996 - Device and method for the processing of remote sensing data
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...

05/22/14 - 20140140570 - Object identification and inventory management
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...

05/15/14 - 20140133692 - User experience analysis system to analyze events in a computer desktop
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...

05/15/14 - 20140133693 - Device and method of inserting watermarks through conversing contents automatically
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,...

05/15/14 - 20140133694 - Method and electronic device for controlling display device using watermark
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...

05/15/14 - 20140133695 - Advertisement detection
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...

05/08/14 - 20140126764 - System and method for managing and sharing lottery tickets via mobile devices
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....

05/08/14 - 20140126765 - Security devices incorporating colour shifting inks
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...

05/08/14 - 20140126766 - Encoding hidden information in spatial line frequencies
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...

05/01/14 - 20140119593 - Determining pose for use with digital watermarking, fingerprinting and augmented reality
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...

04/24/14 - 20140112524 - Methods and arrangements for identifying objects
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...

04/24/14 - 20140112525 - Document securization method and a document securization device using printing a distribution of dots on said document
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...

04/17/14 - 20140105446 - Determining wellbore fluid properties
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...

04/17/14 - 20140105447 - Efficient data fingerprinting
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...

04/17/14 - 20140105448 - Methods and apparatus to perform audio watermark detection and extraction
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...

04/17/14 - 20140105449 - System and method for analysis and authentication of covert security information using a smart device
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...

04/17/14 - 20140105450 - System and method for targeting and reading coded content
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...

04/17/14 - 20140105451 - Client-side watermarking using hybrid i-frames
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...

04/10/14 - 20140098985 - Watermarking of images
Techniques and mechanisms described herein facilitate the watermarking of images. According to various embodiments, a watermark image to apply to a digital image is identified. The digital image may include a plurality of image pixel data values. Each of the image pixel data values may designate a color of a...

04/10/14 - 20140098986 - Systems and methods for performing video analysis
Included are embodiments for performing video analysis. Some embodiments include a system with a memory component that stores logic that, when executed by the system, causes the system to receive video content of a subject, identify a mannerism of the subject at a point in time in the video content,...

04/10/14 - 20140098987 - Analyzer of ultrasonic flaw detection image
A flaw detection image analyzer (10) takes in an inspection procedure command stored in a flaw detection condition database (40), takes in a flaw detection image signal corresponding to a flaw detection image indicated by the taken inspection procedure command from a database (50) for flaw detection image signal, and...

04/03/14 - 20140093120 - Digital watermarking methods, apparatus and systems
The present invention relate generally to digital watermarking and data hiding. One claim recites a method including: obtaining first data and second color data, the first color data and the second color data represent data from a color image signal or color video signal; obtaining a digital watermark pattern, the...

04/03/14 - 20140093121 - Image processing apparatus and method
An image processing apparatus includes a processor that executes a procedure. The procedure includes: applying distortion processing to each frame of the whole of or a section of video image data that contains plural successive frames and that is provided to plural users, the distortion processing being selected from amongst...

04/03/14 - 20140093122 - Image identifiers and methods and systems of presenting image identifiers
A method of creating an image identifier of a target image. The method comprises providing a target image, identifying a plurality of connected component clusters in the target image, each the connected component cluster comprises a plurality of neighboring pixels having at least one common property, calculating a center of...

04/03/14 - 20140093123 - Analyzer of ultrasonic flaw detection image
A flaw detection image analyzer (10) takes in an inspection procedure command stored in a flaw detection condition database (40), takes in a flaw detection image signal corresponding to a flaw detection image indicated by the taken inspection procedure command from a database (50) for flaw detection image signal, and...

03/27/14 - 20140086445 - Watermarking of digital video
Techniques and mechanisms for watermarking of digital video are described herein. According to various embodiments, a request to transmit to a client machine video content based on a video content distribution item may be received. The video content distribution item may be divided into a plurality of video content segments....

03/27/14 - 20140086446 - Method and apparatus for image data processing, and electronic device including the apparatus
A camera control technique is provided. An image data processing apparatus includes a raw data processor configured to convert a signal collected by an image sensor into a digital signal, an identification information processor configured to allocate identification information to each video frame obtained by the raw data processor, and...

03/20/14 - 20140079278 - Method and apparatus for creating a media sequence with automatic selection of an optimal sequence preset
A method and apparatus for creating a media sequence with an optimal sequence preset comprising accessing a plurality of media, wherein each media file in the plurality of media files comprises at least one frame comprising at least one object; calculating a sequence perimeter based on a union of a...

03/20/14 - 20140079279 - Interaction with and display of photographic images in an image stack
A number of images of a scene are captured and stored. The images are captured over a range of values for an attribute (e.g., a camera setting). One of the images is displayed. A location of interest in the displayed image is identified. Regions that correspond to the location of...

03/06/14 - 20140064551 - Correcting anomalies in terrain data
Systems and methods for detecting anomalies and correcting errors in terrain data are provided. In some aspects, a method includes receiving a first terrain image. The method also includes automatically detecting a set of anomalies in the first terrain image. The method also includes generating a modified terrain image based...

02/27/14 - 20140056469 - Contextualization of machine indeterminable information based on machine determinable information
A system for contextualizing machine indeterminable information based on machine determinable information may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory may store an electronic document image which may include information determinable by a machine and information indeterminable by a machine. The processor may be operative to receive,...

02/13/14 - 20140044303 - Method of securely scanning a payment card
A method of securely scanning a payment card according to one example embodiment includes receiving an electronic image, determining by a processing device whether the received electronic image includes an image of a payment card, and if the received electronic image includes an image of a payment card, electronically masking...

02/13/14 - 20140044304 - Methods and systems for signal processing
An object (e.g., a driver's license) is tested for authenticity using imagery captured by a consumer device (e.g., a mobile phone camera). Corresponding data is sent from the consumer device to a remote system, which has secret knowledge about features indicating object authenticity. The phone, or the remote system, discerns...

02/06/14 - 20140037129 - Reducing watermark perceptibility and extending detection distortion tolerances
The present disclosures relates generally to digital watermarking and data hiding. One claim recites a smartphone comprising: a camera to capture video of a display that is rendering video, in which the video comprises a first watermark signal embedded in a first portion of the data, a second watermark signal...

02/06/14 - 20140037130 - Reducing watermark perceptibility and extending detection distortion tolerances
The present disclosures relates generally to digital watermarking and data hiding. One claim recites an apparatus comprising: memory for storing data representing video; one or more electronic processors programmed for: embedding a first watermark signal in a first portion of the data, the first watermark signal comprising a first signal...

02/06/14 - 20140037131 - Steganographic encoding and decoding
This patent document relates generally to steganography and digital watermarking. One claim recites, in a watermark encoder, a method of encoding auxiliary information in an image or video comprising: using a programmed electronic processor, computing a change in an attribute of an image or video sample to encode auxiliary information...

02/06/14 - 20140037132 - User device, a second screen system and a method for rendering second screen information on a second screen
Rendering second screen information on a second screen device. A user device receives information characterizing the source of a content data stream and the content data stream; generates a watermark payload using a plurality of parameters comprising the information and a time of the user device; and inserts a watermark...

02/06/14 - 20140037133 - System, method & computer program product for video fingerprinting
A method for fingerprinting a video involving identifying motion within the video and using a measure of the identified motion as a fingerprint. Once videos are fingerprinted, these fingerprints can be used in a method for identifying video. This involves creating a motion fingerprint for unidentified videos; comparing the fingerprints...

01/30/14 - 20140029785 - Determining proximity of a mobile device to a subject based on shadow analysis
The present disclosure relates generally to cell phones and cameras, and to shadow analysis in imagery captured by such cell phones and cameras. One claim recites a method comprising: identifying a shadow cast by a cell phone on a subject being imaged by a camera included in the cell phone;...

01/30/14 - 20140029786 - Forensic marking using a common customization function
Methods, systems, and apparatus are disclosed which enable flexible insertion of forensic watermarks into a digital content signal using a common customization function. The common customization function flexibly employs a range of different marking techniques that are applicable to a wide range of forensic marking schemes. These customization functions are...

01/30/14 - 20140029787 - Data transmission device, method for adding copyright notice, and program
A data transmission device includes: a copyright-notice-requirement-information-storing unit that stores copyright-notice-requirement information indicating a correlation between a data transmission destination and whether a copyright notice is required; a transmission unit that transmits data to a transmission destination of the data; a copyright-notice-requirement-determining unit that determines whether to add a copyright...