New pending patent applications are published by the USPTO on Thursdays. Today's Spotlight Applications concern aspects of digital watermarking and digital fingerprinting. Assigned to Nagravision (CH), the first application discloses techniques for watermarking a compressed content encrypted by at least one content key. Assigned to Google, the second application discloses techniques for identifying captured video.
20160080831, Method to watermark a compressed content encrypted by at least one content key," assigned to Nagravision (CH).
A system and method to watermark a compressed content encrypted by at least one content key, said content key as well as pre-marking data forming Conditional Access System (CAS) data, said CAS Data being encrypted by a transmission key and comprising at least one signature to authenticate all or part of the CAS Data, said compressed content being received by a client device comprising: a Descrambler having an input to receive the encrypted compressed content and an output to produce an compressed content, a Watermark (WM) inserter directly connected to the output of the Descrambler, said Descrambler and said WM inserter being connected with a Conditioner, said Conditioner executing the following steps: receiving the CAS Data, decrypting the CAS Data with the transmission key, verifying the signature of the CAS Data, and if the signature is valid, transferring the content key to the descrambler and the pre-marking data to the WM inserter, and watermarking by the WM inserter, the decrypted content received by the descrambler using the pre-marking data and the identifier.
20160080781, "Identification of captured videos," assigned to Google.
An identification system receives a request from a user device to identify a video captured in a video stream. The identification system identifies a display area captured in the video stream in which the video is displayed. The identification system identifies content include in the display area throughout the stream. Based on the identified content, the identification system creates a fingerprint for the video. The identification system identifies from a plurality of stored fingerprints at least one fingerprint similar to the created fingerprint. The identification system identifies video information associated with the similar fingerprint. The video information is transmitted to the user device and displayed as being video information about the video captured in the stream.