New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital fingerprinting. Assigned to Google, the first application discloses techniques for statistical unit selection language models based on acoustic fingerprinting. Assigned to Nagravision (CH) the second application discloses techniques for receiver-side marking of content for unique identification.
20160093295, "Statistical unit selection language models based on acoustic fingerprinting," assigned to Google.
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing statistical unit selection language modeling based on acoustic fingerprinting. The methods, systems and apparatus include the actions of obtaining a unit database of acoustic units and, for each acoustic unit, linguistic data corresponding to the acoustic unit; obtaining stored data associating each acoustic unit with (i) a corresponding acoustic fingerprint and (ii) a probability of the linguistic data corresponding to the acoustic unit occurring in a text corpus; determining that the unit database of acoustic units has been updated to include one or more new acoustic units; for each new acoustic unit in the updated unit database: generating an acoustic fingerprint for the new acoustic unit; identifying an acoustic unit that (i) has an acoustic fingerprint that is indicated as similar to the fingerprint of the new acoustic unit, and (ii) has a stored associated probability.
20160094802, "Receiver-side marking of content for unique identification," assigned to Nagravision (CH).
The secure selection of at least one uniquely visually rendered media content stream(s) by a receiver of streams may allow enhanced fingerprinting of broadcast media content. The stream(s) may be visually rendered, and fingerprint marks inserted, using the preprocessing techniques of explicit insertion, implicit insertion, and object modification. In particular, multiple media content streams of the same event and signaling information may be received by a receiver. Each media content stream of the multiple of the media content streams may include a unique rendering of the media content stream. The receiver may be associated with a unique identifier (ID). At least one media content stream of the multiple media content streams may be selected using the receiver. The selected at least one media content stream of the multiple media content streams may be provided to a display.