Patents Assigned to INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
  • Patent number: 10419507
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for reserving bandwidth for an adaptive streaming client belonging to at least one network and configured for receiving a streaming content from at least one server, the streaming content being available at more than one data rate at the server. The device includes a stream identifier configured for detecting at least one streaming content requested by the client, a bandwidth manager configured for temporarily reserving for the client, when at least one event occurs, a transient bandwidth depending on the predetermined target data rate associated with the requested streaming content and a transient margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Charline Taibi, Francoise Le Bolzer, Remi Houdaille
  • Patent number: 10412376
    Abstract: A display unit may include a display screen device to display contents formed by pixels based on image data, a parallax barrier including pixels forming slit parts and mask parts and arranged to display an autostereoscopic presentation in combination with the display screen device, and a sensor to sense a rotation of the display unit about an axis perpendicular to a surface of the display screen device from a reference rotational position. A pixel arrangement of the display screen device and a pixel arrangement of the parallax barrier may be rotated depending on the rotation of the display unit from the reference rotational position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Lin Du, Peng Qin, Guanghua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10412202
    Abstract: A method of encoding a packet of data representative of a haptic effect, the haptic affect being associated with an immersive content is described. The method includes adding a first information in the packet, the first information being representative of a dependency of said haptic effect with regard to a position of a body model in relation to the immersive content. Thereafter, a second information in the packet is added, the second information being representative of at least a first part of the body model targeted by the haptic effect. A method for decoding the packet and corresponding devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Julien Fleureau, Bertrand Leroy, Franck Thudor
  • Patent number: 10408888
    Abstract: An external power supply converts AC power to DC Power for a device. The external power supply and the device comprise circuits that provide early AC input failure detection so that the device can take measures such as to safe keep data as long as the external power supply continues to provide DC power to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Philippe Marchand, Gerard Morizot
  • Patent number: 10397290
    Abstract: It is provided a method for switching replay of a home media streaming, wherein a first device receives a content from a source device via multicast to replay, including: receiving a request from a user to switch a device where the content is replayed from the first device to a second device; instructing the first device to unicast the content stored in the first device from the time-point of receiving the request to the second device to replay; instructing the source device to retransfer via multicast the content from the time-point; stopping receiving the unicast content from the first device when the retransferred content from the source device via multicast reaches a frame of the content being replayed at the second device; starting receiving and storing the retransferred content from the source device via multicast by the second device when the retransferred content reaches the content unicasted from the first device and stored in the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventor: Wei Fan
  • Patent number: 10397018
    Abstract: The method for operating a distribution point unit comprising a selection switch (17) and a monitor and control logic (15) for providing a first and a second service, comprises the steps of: receiving a switching signal powering the monitor and control logic (68), and switching the selection switch from the first service to the second service by the monitor and control logic (70), after receiving the switching signal. The selection switch has a default state, in which the first service is provided. The first service is in particular an xDSL and/or a PSTN service, and the second service is a G.fast service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Tim Withofs, Geert Van Den Bossche, Wim Van De Sype
  • Patent number: 10389701
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for securely accessing a web service by a web application running in a browser on a user device is disclosed. A user device sends a request for accessing a web service by addressing a generic name. In response, the user device receives a global name that uniquely identifies a local device hosting a web service. The global name is further associated with a certificate. The user device receives the global name and verifies the certificate associated with the global name to securely access the web service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital CE Patent Holdings
    Inventors: Nicolas Le Scouarnec, Erwan Le Merrer, Gilles Straub
  • Patent number: 10388323
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for displaying light field video data are described. A receiving unit of the apparatus receives light field video data including a plurality of light field video sequences. Each light field video frames of of the light field video sequences has multiple selectable viewpoints. A light field video frame is provided by an operation unit and displayed on a display device with a first viewpoint. An input unit receives an input indicating a viewpoint different from the first viewpoint. The displayed light field video frame is then displayed with the indicated viewpoint. In one embodiment, two light field video frames of two light field video sequences are displayed respectively in main and side windows on the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Francois Le Clerc, Neus Sabater, Philippe Schmouker
  • Patent number: 10375518
    Abstract: A device and method for monitoring a first device proximity to a second device is disclosed. The first device is for example a smartphone and the second device is for example a wearable device. Proximity between both devices is monitored in conjunction with an electronic calendar so as to trigger an alert in case proximity between both devices is going to be lost while an event of the calendar is imminent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital CE Patent Holdings
    Inventors: Philippe Gilberton, Yvon Legallais, Patrick Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10373241
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for parental control of purchases by a child of the parent are described including transmitting a notification to the parent that the child of the parent is attempting to make an online purchase, receiving verification that the parent is authorized to approve the online purchase, transmitting a screen to the parent's receiving device for the parent's approval or disapproval of the purchase and receiving the parent's approval or disapproval. Also described are a method and apparatus for a parent to pre-select online media content purchases of a child of the parent including receiving a request to access a parental control system, receiving verification that the parent is authorized to approve the online purchase, generating and rendering a program guide including media content titles and media content ratings and receiving parental selection of media content approved for purchase by the child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventor: Jagjeet Singh Khalsa
  • Patent number: 10374645
    Abstract: A device is provided that includes a plurality of walls and at least one holding slot on a wall for temporarily holding the printed circuit board during assembly of the device at an angle with respect to the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventor: Mickey Jay Hunt
  • Patent number: 10375124
    Abstract: A method for initiating a session within a publish/subscribe network, comprises: publishing a first topic by a first user interface of a first device, the topic identifying the first user interface and including an address-identifier identifying a second user interface of another device, triggering a request to start a session, starting a first media endpoint (43, 44) by publishing the media endpoint to the network by using a second topic for the media end point representing the media end point and describing the capabilities of the media endpoint, and linking the first media endpoint with a second media endpoint (45, 46) of the second user interface (42), when the second user interface has accepted the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Kristof Martens, Jurgen Schoeters, Bart Nys, Alex De Smedt, Paul Praet
  • Patent number: 10367049
    Abstract: In this element, one of the current flow electrodes of the transistor and the lower electrode of the diode form a common layer. According to the invention, the transistor includes what is called a “contact” zone made of semiconductor material which is placed between at least one of its current flow electrodes and its active zone made of semiconductor material and which is doped with one or more dopants, which are electron donors or electron acceptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventor: Benoit Racine
  • Patent number: 10368274
    Abstract: A method of controlling selection of an access point includes controlling one or more further access points having service areas adjacent or overlapping with a service area of a first access point, to which a first mobile terminal is associated, to send probe request messages to the first mobile terminal, and determining, for each of the one or more further access points and from a response received from the first mobile terminal in response to the corresponding probe request message, a respective first value representing a quality of a connection between the respective access point and the first mobile terminal. Selected ones of the one or more further access points are controlled to accept a future association request from the first mobile terminal, while the not selected access points are controlled to reject a future association request from the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Interdigital CE Patent Holdings
    Inventors: Koen Van Oost, Frederik Verwaest
  • Patent number: 10366478
    Abstract: A method of obtaining one or more HDR images representative of a scene is described. To reach that aim, the method includes obtaining several LDR images representative of the scene. The method further includes identifying one or more first pixels having a pixel value that is greater than a first determined value (i.e. corresponding to underexposed pixels) or having a pixel value that is less than a second determined value (i.e. corresponding to overexposed pixels). The method further includes determining one second pixel, in one or more other LDR images, that corresponds to the first pixel. In a block of pixels centered on the second pixel, weighting values are determined that are representative of similarity between the second pixel and the other pixels of the block. A HDR image is finally obtained by determining and assigning a new pixel value to the first pixel. The new value is calculated based on weighting values and pixel values associated with pixels of a block of pixels centered on the first pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Wei Hu, Erik Reinhard, Mozhdeh Seifi
  • Patent number: 10361819
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a wireless device and a method at a wireless device for transmitting a packet, said method comprising the steps of setting a lifetime value to a packet to transmit and, while the packet lifetime has not expired and the packet transmission fails: retransmitting the packet up to a retry limit, and suspending transmitting said packet during a pause time before transmitting the packet up to a retry limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventor: Frederik Verwaest
  • Patent number: 10362291
    Abstract: A light-field capture device including a photo-sensor, a main lens configured to refract light from a scene towards an image focal field, a micro-lens array positioned in the image focal field between the main lens and the photo-sensor, each micro-lens being configured to project a micro-lens image onto a respective dedicated area of the photo-sensor. The light-field capture device is provided with at least one compressive sensing calculation unit connected to at least one of the dedicated areas and configured to calculate data such as for example standard deviation data representative of the homogeneity of input pixels of said dedicated area, and to provide output data representative of the input pixels of said dedicated area; the output data comprising either a number of output pixels corresponding to the number of input pixels, or a single output pixel, depending on the relative value of the homoegeneity compared with a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Interdigital CE Patent Holdings
    Inventors: Mozhdeh Seifi, Benoit Vandame, Valter Drazic
  • Patent number: 10354359
    Abstract: A video processor is responsive to an output of a pair of cameras that are used for determining a viewer viewing direction of a display screen. As long as the viewer's viewing angular direction is directed toward a center region of a display screen, the pan function is disabled. When the viewer's viewing angle crosses a first threshold angular direction away from the screen center, dynamically tracking pan function is enabled so as to shift the displayed picture. When the viewer's viewing angle crosses an even larger, second threshold angular direction, the picture will shift in the same direction but at a faster rate. When the viewer's viewing angular direction decreases in a manner to cross a threshold angular direction that is smaller than the first threshold angular direction further picture shift is suspended. Thereby, a hysteresis feature is incorporated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Anton Werner Keller, Roland Rene Bernold
  • Patent number: 10353547
    Abstract: Optical storage media often contain data structures for a menu suitable for selection of a title, a chapter, a parameter or others. Such menus usually comprise a number of buttons to be displayed, with each button having a state. Possible states of buttons are “unselected”, “selected” or “activated”. According to the invention, the representation of a menu button may vary, depending on its state. An image or an image sequence, e.g. cartoon, may be associated to a buttons state, providing user animation. Further, a sound or sound sequence, e.g. melody or click, may be associated to a buttons state, and may be played back when the button enters this state. A data structure is disclosed which allows storage of such menu data e.g. on a Blu-ray disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Jobst Hoerentrup, Dirk Gandolph, Ralf Ostermann, Harald Schiller, Hui Li
  • Patent number: 10354435
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains a method for determining a rendered tridimensional content intended to a viewer. The method includes inputting a reference content comprising at least a reference view, inputting at least one information related to the viewer's eyes orientation relatively to a reference axis of a display device, and determining a rendered view as a function of the reference view, and the information related to the viewer's eyes orientation relatively to the reference axis of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Sylvain Thiebaud, Didier Doyen, Philippe Robert