On Thursdays the USPTO publishes new pending patent applications. Today's Spotlight Applications address aspects of digital fingerprinting and digital watermarking. Assigned to VMWare, the first application discloses techniques for rapid updating of cloud applications. Assigned to DIRECTV, the second applicaiton discloses techniques for remotely inserting watermark into encrypted compressed video bitstream.
20110265077, "Rapid updating of cloud applications," assigned to VMWare.
A method for facilitating the uploading of web applications to a cloud computing environment utilizes hashes or fingerprints of each file in a web application. Prior to submitting all the files of a web application to the cloud computing environment for deployment, fingerprints of each file in the web application are transmitted to the cloud computing environment to assess whether the cloud computing environment may already possess the file as a result of receiving it from previously uploaded web applications.
20110261959, "Method and apparatus for remotely inserting watermark into encrypted compressed video bitstream," assigned to The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
A method and apparatus for remote watermarking of a media program is disclosed. The method inserts a pattern of substituted second versions of media program portions that are invisible to the viewer, into reproduced copies of the media program. The method permits the watermarking of encrypted media programs.