Device and method for embedding and retrieving information in digital images

  • US 7,456,872 B2
  • Filed: 02/04/2005
  • Issued: 11/25/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/29/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A locational image verification device for verifying an assignment of a user comprising:

  • a user verification module for verifying an identity of a user of the device, wherein upon verification, the user verification module enables operation of the device and provides an assignment to the user;

    a capture module for capturing an image relating to the assignment and creating a digital image file, wherein the user verification module verifies the identity of the user of the device at a time of the image capture;

    a locational information module for determining a location of the device when capturing the image;

    a date and time module for determining a date and time of the image capture;

    a processing module for associating the assignment, the user identity, location information and the time and date to the digital image file; and

    an encryption module for encrypting the digital image file and associated information upon image capture.

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