Thursdays the PTO publishes new pending patent applications. Today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital watermarking and digital fingerprinting. Assigned to Janus Technologies, the first application discloses techniques for securing computer video and audio subsystems. No assignee given, the second application discloses techniques for auto content recognition.
20140248039, "Method and apparatus for securing computer video and audio subsystems," assigned to Janus Technologies, Inc
In general, embodiments of the invention include methods and apparatuses for securing otherwise unsecured computer audio and video subsystems. Embodiments of the invention perform watermarking of video and/or audio data streams output by a computer system. Additional security features that are included in embodiments of the invention include fingerprinting, snooping, capturing streams for local or remote analytics or archiving, and mixing of secure system content with local audio and video content.
20140250450, "System and method for auto content recognition.," no assignee given.
System and method for automatically recognizing media contents comprise steps of capturing media content from the Internet and/or devices, extracting fingerprints from captured contents and transferring to the backend servers for identification, and backend servers processing the fingerprints and replying with identified result.