Patents Assigned to Rimage Corporation
  • Publication number: 20140270331
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method of watermarking a video includes generating three or more pilot signals. The method also includes generating a watermark. The method also includes embedding the three or more of the pilot signals in first frames of the video. The method also includes embedding the watermark in second frames of the video according to a watermarking just-noticeable-difference (JND) model. The second frames may be non-overlapping with the first frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: RIMAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiwen Zhao, Priyadarshee Deeptarag Mathur
  • Publication number: 20130275561
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes an enterprise media content system. The enterprise media content system includes a data storage device, a network component, and a video control center. The data storage device is configured to store an enterprise media content transcoded into a bundle of renditions. The network component is configured to receive a content request for the enterprise media content from a device and to communicate a most appropriate rendition of the enterprise media content selected from the bundle of renditions to the device. The video control center is configured to determine the most appropriate rendition based on real-time circumstances of the content request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Rimage Corporation
    Inventors: Eric George Phillips, David V. Bukhan, Michael David Poindexter, Claude Dupuis, Edward Majcher
  • Publication number: 20120102317
    Abstract: In an example, a method of securing content is described. The method may include instantiating a content server on a client device. The method may also include operating the content server to retrieve content identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). The method may also include serving the content from the content server to a content renderer on the client device. The content renderer may be configured to render the content at the client device and to prohibit saving the content in the clear on the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: RIMAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Priyadarshee Deeptarag Mathur, Robert J. Reutiman, Samir Mittal
  • Publication number: 20120102329
    Abstract: In an example, a method for secure publication of content is described. The method may include encrypting content with a media key. The method may also include providing the encrypted content to a client device associated with a private key and a public key. The private key may be stored at the client device. The method may also include encrypting the media key with the public key. The method may also include providing the encrypted media key to the client device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: RIMAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Samir Mittal, Priyadarshee Deeptarag Mathur, Robert William Johnson, Christopher Ashley Wells
  • Publication number: 20120033537
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method for making copies of a master disc is described. The method includes receiving a master disc. The method also includes capturing an image of a label on a first side of the master disc. The method also includes generating a data image of data stored on the master disc. The method also includes making one or more copies of the master disc using one or more blank discs. Making the one or more copies includes recording the data image onto a data side of each of the one or more blank discs and printing the image of the label on an opposing side of each of the one or more blank discs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: RIMAGE CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Michael Hassler, Samir Mittal, Kevin Lowell Stagg, Christoper Ashley Wells
  • Patent number: 7448051
    Abstract: A multi function recorder and printer feeds discs to be processed through a gravity feed system reducing idle time of a recorder. A drive mounting system allows easy replacement and upgrade of drives without recalibration of the system. A passive picker moves discs between components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventors: Westin W. Nelson, Steven R. Jensen
  • Patent number: 7311367
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided. At least one clamping finger of a movable tray of a compact disc printer pushes against an outer periphery of a compact disc disposed on a surface of the tray to clamp the compact disc between the clamping finger and a pair of studs that protrude from the surface of the tray and engage a periphery of a hole passing through a center of the compact disc. A carriage of the printer for moving an ink jet cartridge attached thereto across the compact disc to deposit an image on the compact disc may include a sensor. The sensor can be used to determine the presence of a compact disc on the tray, whether the compact disc is clamped to the tray, and a dimension of the compact disc, and to perform a calibration method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip C. Salisbury, Douglas J. Lenz, John S. Lee, Westin W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 7212637
    Abstract: Validation of printer cartridges using a unique identifier from an RFID tag, a serial number or identifier from a cartridge, and a seed to generate a reproducible key are described. The key is written to non-volatile memory of the RFID tag. The parameters for generation of the key are retrieved when the cartridge is asked to print in a printer, and a second key is generated, and the keys are compared. If the keys match, the cartridge is validated and printing continues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventor: Phillip C. Salisbury
  • Patent number: 7127725
    Abstract: A disc collator includes a series of collating trays for collating multiple discs. A disc can be deposited in any one of a number of trays according to where a user desires the disc to be placed, allowing prompt and timely retrieval of CDs. Motion of the disc collating system picker arm may be along only one axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventor: John Scott Lee
  • Patent number: 7092320
    Abstract: A compact disc processing system allows for more efficient processing of compact discs. The system included a transporter mechanism that can grip and transport more than one compact disc at a time. As such, a second disc can be gripped while a first disc is being processed. This eliminates the need to wait for processing operations, such as recording or printing, to be completed prior to transporting the second disc. The system includes a gripping head with at least two vacuum controlled mechanisms for selectively gripping the discs. A disc organizer can be provided which includes trays that can be used to store discs for selective retrieval. The organizer eliminates the difficulty encountered in locating a processed disc from a large stack of discs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Lee, David J. Suden, Westin W. Nelson, Phillip C. Salisbury, Darrin William Piekkola
  • Patent number: 6827509
    Abstract: A compact disc transporter has been described that includes a two-step printer. The printer uses an intermediate transfer sheet to receive a print image that is subsequently transferred to a compact disc. The transporter allows parallel processing of image data and content data. A significant time reduction can be achieved by preprinting the image to a transfer sheet prior to transferring the image to a CD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventors: David Suden, Jay Carter, William Vangen, Hiroshi Takahashi, Takashi Onozato, Tadami Kikuchi, Tadashi Nakamura, Toshihiko Hatakeyama
  • Publication number: 20040181681
    Abstract: Validation of printer cartridges using a unique identifier from an RFID tag, a serial number or identifier from a cartridge, and a seed to generate a reproducible key are described. The key is written to non-volatile memory of the RFID tag. The parameters for generation of the key are retrieved when the cartridge is asked to print in a printer, and a second key is generated, and the keys are compared. If the keys match, the cartridge is validated and printing continues.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Publication date: September 16, 2004
    Applicant: Rimage Corporation
    Inventor: Phillip C. Salisbury
  • Patent number: 6778201
    Abstract: A printer and method for monitoring consumption of a print ribbon of a thermal printer is provided. The method includes pressing the print ribbon against a medium located on a drawer of the thermal printer using a thermal print head of the thermal printer. The method includes moving the drawer and the print ribbon simultaneously and at substantially the same rate past the thermal print head so as to deposit a transferable coating of the print ribbon on the medium whereby printing an image on the medium. Measuring a distance moved by the drawer while pressing the print ribbon against the medium and equating the distance moved by the drawer to an amount of print ribbon consumed are also included in the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Rother
  • Patent number: 6760053
    Abstract: A thermal transfer printer has been described that includes a print head integrity tester. The tester measures a resistance of each thermal element of the print head to determine if an element is defective. In one embodiment, the resistance is measured by monitoring a current through the element and comparing to a reference. The printer can also include a power strobe adjustment that automatically adjusts the power applied to the print head elements as the thermal elements age.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Rother
  • Publication number: 20030210321
    Abstract: A printer and method for monitoring consumption of a print ribbon of a thermal printer is provided. The method includes pressing the print ribbon against a medium located on a drawer of the thermal printer using a thermal print head of the thermal printer. The method includes moving the drawer and the print ribbon simultaneously and at substantially the same rate past the thermal print head so as to deposit a transferable coating of the print ribbon on the medium whereby printing an image on the medium. Measuring a distance moved by the drawer while pressing the print ribbon against the medium and equating the distance moved by the drawer to an amount of print ribbon consumed are also included in the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Applicant: Rimage Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Rother
  • Publication number: 20030202085
    Abstract: A thermal transfer printer has been described that includes a print head integrity tester. The tester measures a resistance of each thermal element of the print head to determine if an element is defective. In one embodiment, the resistance is measured by monitoring a current through the element and comparing to a reference. The printer can also include a power strobe adjustment that automatically adjusts the power applied to the print head elements as the thermal elements age.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2002
    Publication date: October 30, 2003
    Applicant: Rimage Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Rother
  • Patent number: 6321649
    Abstract: A compact disc handler includes a picker elevator containing a helically threaded lead screw journaled for rotation about a vertical axis and having a traveling nut thereon to which a disc picker arm is attached. A guideway in the tower cooperates with the picker arm to constrain the picker arm from rotating until reaching a predetermined height elevator. Using this design, a CD can be retrieved from an input hopper, placed in a label printer or other CD publishing/playing device and upon completion of same operation on the disc, it is transported by rotation to an output hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventors: William L. Vangen, John Byrne
  • Patent number: 6220640
    Abstract: A compact gripping device includes a spring that can be retracted to retract ends of the spring via application of a force. The force can be either a downward (push) or upward (pull) force. The spring ends are retracted by removing the force. The spring engages a compact disc either by gripping an inside surface of a hole provided in the compact disc, or by contacting a bottom surface of the compact disc. An embodiment which grips the inside surface of the compact disc allows the compact disc to be axially rotated by the gripper, while the gripper which grips the bottom surface of the compact disc allows for multiple discs to be gripped at one time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2001
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventors: Steven R. Jensen, Westiin W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 6041703
    Abstract: A compact disc transporter is described for transporting a compact disc between multiple process stations. These stations may include a printer, a recorder, a verifier, and a compact disc supply station. Methods have been described for pre-positioning a compact disc prior to printing so that an image located on the compact disc can be positioned for subsequent printing operations. A camera may be used in conjunction with a processor to rotatably position a compact disc into a preferred position prior to a printing operation. An optical sensor is also described for detecting a mark, index mark or other image for positioning a compact disc to a preferred rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip C. Salisbury, David J. Rother, Roger E. Haro, John S. Lee, Donald Hollerich
  • Patent number: 5946276
    Abstract: A media recording system is described which insures a fast uninterrupted recording. The system includes a media recorder and a data storage unit assigned to the media recorder. A controller is provided which operates parallel to a central processing unit such that data is transferred from the data storage unit to the media recorder without interruption. The media can be a recordable compact disc (CD-R) and the controller can be a programmable SCSI bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1999
    Assignee: Rimage Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Ridges, Thomas P. Fowler, David C. Burns, Kim H. Kimmerle