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Digital watermarking methods and related toy and game applications

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WO2002088904A3
WO2002088904A3 PCT/US2002/013728 US0213728W WO2002088904A3 WO 2002088904 A3 WO2002088904 A3 WO 2002088904A3 US 0213728 W US0213728 W US 0213728W WO 2002088904 A3 WO2002088904 A3 WO 2002088904A3
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game
digital
toy
attributes
record
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PCT/US2002/013728
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Stephen K Decker
Brett T Hannigan
Andrew Klonsky
Tony F Rodriguez
Phillip Andrew Seder
Ravi K Sharma
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Stephen K Decker
Digimarc Corp
Brett T Hannigan
Andrew Klonsky
Tony F Rodriguez
Phillip Andrew Seder
Ravi K Sharma
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
    • G06T1/00General purpose image data processing
    • G06T1/0021Image watermarking
    • G06T1/0092Payload characteristic determination in a watermarking scheme, e.g. number of bits to be embedded
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
    • G06T1/00General purpose image data processing
    • G06T1/0021Image watermarking
    • G06T1/005Robust watermarking, e.g. average attack or collusion attack resistant
    • G06T1/0064Geometric transfor invariant watermarking, e.g. affine transform invariant
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
    • G06T2201/00General purpose image data processing
    • G06T2201/005Image watermarking
    • G06T2201/0051Embedding of the watermark in the spatial domain
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
    • G06T2201/00General purpose image data processing
    • G06T2201/005Image watermarking
    • G06T2201/0061Embedding of the watermark in each block of the image, e.g. segmented watermarking
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06TIMAGE DATA PROCESSING OR GENERATION, IN GENERAL
    • G06T2201/00General purpose image data processing
    • G06T2201/005Image watermarking
    • G06T2201/0601Image watermarking whereby calibration information is embedded in the watermark, e.g. a grid, a scale, a list of transformations
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N1/00Scanning, transmission or reproduction of documents or the like, e.g. facsimile transmission; Details thereof
    • H04N1/00127Connection or combination of a still picture apparatus with another apparatus, e.g. for storage, processing or transmission of still picture signals or of information associated with a still picture

Abstract

The present invention relates to toys (20) and game applications that are enhanced with digital watermarks. In one embodiment, a character card includes a unique identifier in the form of a digital watermark. The identifier is used to link to a database record (26), which can be updated to reflect changes in game attributes. Some such game attributes include life, character type and name, health, strength, and power levels. The data record can be updated or modified to reflect changes in attributes due to activity or events during a computer software game. The database record can be used by the computer software game to alter or enhance the game. In another embodiment, a toy interacts with toy components or cards via digital watermarks. Digital watermarks enhance games, toys and books in still other embodiments.
PCT/US2002/013728 2001-05-02 2002-05-01 Digital watermarking methods and related toy and game applications WO2002088904A3 (en)

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US5855483A (en) * 1994-11-21 1999-01-05 Compaq Computer Corp. Interactive play with a computer
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