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Geoffrey B Rhoads, William Y Conwell: Methods of interacting with audio and ambient music. Digimarc Corporation, July 14, 2009: US07562392 (193 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates generally to interacting with audio and ambient music, e.g., as obtained by a handheld device such as a cell phone. One combination includes: receiving electronic signals representing ambient music captured with a microphone in a user device; transferring the electronic ...


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William Y Conwell, Brett A Bradley, Geoffrey B Rhoads: Content identifiers triggering corresponding responses through collaborative processing. Digimarc Corporation, November 27, 2007: US07302574 (175 worldwide citation)

Fingerprint data derived from audio or other content is used as an identifier. The fingerprint data can be derived from the content. In one embodiment, fingerprint data supplied from two or more sources is aggregated. The aggregated fingerprint data is used to define a set of audio signals. An audio ...


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Douglas B Evans, William Y Conwell: Watermark-based object linking and embedding. Digimarc Corporation, Steven W Stewart, Digimarc Corporation, June 10, 2003: US06577746 (130 worldwide citation)

OLE-like principles are implemented using watermark data in digital objects in order to effect object linking or embedding. In one embodiment, a photocopier scans an original paper document to produce image data. This image data is analyzed for the presence of watermark data identifying a graphic on ...


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Tyler J McKinley, Marc D Miller, J Scott Carr, William Y Conwell: Digital watermarks and trading cards. Digimarc Corporation, William Y Conwell, Digimarc Corporation, May 11, 2004: US06735324 (102 worldwide citation)

Digital watermarks can be employed in conjunction with trading cards (e.g., baseball cards, fantasy game cards, etc.) to serve a variety of purposes. Among these are facilitating on-line collecting and game-play. Digital watermarks may also be used in distinguishing genuine cards from counterfeits.


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Bruce L Davis, Geoffrey B Rhoads, William Y Conwell: Authenticating metadata and embedding metadata in watermarks of media signals. Digimarc Corporation, April 24, 2007: US07209571 (100 worldwide citation)

A steganographic embedder associates data with a media signal by encoding the data, a link to the data, or a combination of both into the media signal. The embedder may be located in an media signal capture device or an external process or device.


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William Y Conwell, Kenneth L Levy: Consumer driven methods for associating content indentifiers with related web addresses. Digimarc Corporation, Digimarc Corporation, November 29, 2005: US06970886 (93 worldwide citation)

Media content objects, such as audio MP3 files, are associated with identifiers. The identifiers can be assigned, or can be implicit (e.g., derived from other data in the content object, as by hashing). A user of the file can utilize the identifier to query a database and thereby obtain the URL of o ...


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Bruce L Davis, William Y Conwell, Geoffrey B Rhoads, Douglas B Evans: Data transmission by watermark proxy. November 15, 2005: US06965682 (88 worldwide citation)

A media object sensed at one location is delivered at a second remote location, or an application associated with the object is made available at the second location. In some embodiments, the delivered object is of a higher quality than the sensed object. In other embodiments, larger objects requiri ...


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Bruce L Davis, William Y Conwell, Geoffrey B Rhoads, Douglas B Evans: Data transmission by watermark or derived identifier proxy. Digimarc Corporation, June 9, 2009: US07545951 (70 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates generally to methods usable with handheld devices (e.g., music players or cell phones) and cell phones. One claim recites a cell phone including: an input or interface to receive first content corresponding to audio or video; a media player to render audio or video; an ...


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William Y Conwell: Methods and systems for content processing. Digimarc Corporation, Digimarc Corporation, June 5, 2012: US08194986 (52 worldwide citation)

Cell phones and other portable devices are equipped with a variety of technologies by which existing functionality can be improved, and new functionality can be provided. Some relate to visual search capabilities, and determining appropriate actions responsive to different image inputs. Others relat ...


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William Y Conwell: Methods and systems for content processing. Digimarc Corporation, Digimarc Corporation, August 27, 2013: US08520979 (34 worldwide citation)

Cell phones and other portable devices are equipped with a variety of technologies by which existing functionality can be improved, and new functionality can be provided. Some relate to visual search capabilities, and determining appropriate actions responsive to different image inputs. Others relat ...