Patents Examined by Paul Graham
  • Patent number: 8490132
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering advertisements with a video. A video is received at a client device, and data identifying a frame of the video, and an advertisement associated with the frame of the video are identified. The video is displayed during a playback of the video on the client device, and it is determined from the data identifying the frame of the video that the frame of the video is displayed during the playback of the video. The advertisement and the frame of the video are displayed proximate to a display of the video in response to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Yifan Shi, Hai Fang
  • Patent number: 8479232
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method for scheduling a broadcast using the same. The broadcast scheduling method includes generating a program information table, in which broadcast information is arranged, if a broadcast program selected by a user in the program information table is moved into an area adjacent to an icon, displaying the broadcast program being added to an item folder, and scheduling the broadcast program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-il Kim, Yong-hwan Kwon, Joon-hwan Kim, Heui-jin Kwon, Chang-soo Lee, Jeong-yeon Lee, Victor Szilagyi
  • Patent number: 8434122
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for delivering audio and video data. In such a device, the audio/video data travel together and are compressed along with the signaling data for the delivery of these audio/video data. Under current compression standards, these data are being increasingly compressed. This maximum compression proportionally complexifies the encoding and decoding of audio/video data. The appearance of network cables comprising six twisted pairs of wires makes it possible to produce networks having higher speed capacities. The object of the invention is not to increase speeds by using additional twisted pairs but to simplify the data traveling through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Sagem Communications SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Morard, Jean-Marc Nogier
  • Patent number: 8421924
    Abstract: An image processing method and its associated image processing circuit for processing an image based on a sequential couleur avec memoire (SECAM) system are provided. The image includes a first pixel, a second pixel and a third pixel, which are successively arranged in a same vertical line and are respectively corresponding to a first image signal and a second image signal and a third image signal. The image processing method includes steps of calculating a chroma signal via a vertical filtering process according to the first image signal, the second image signal and the third image signal; calculating a chroma angular frequency via a frequency modulation process according to the chroma signal; and generating a chromaticity according to the chroma angular frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Ming-Hao Liao
  • Patent number: 8387104
    Abstract: A method and a device for transmitting a transport stream according to a digital television-transmission standard for stationary and/or mobile receivers with program and service data for a national and a regional broadcast determines the transmission capacity in the transport stream provided in each case for the national and the regional broadcast through a first multiplexer within a centrally positioned headend. The first multiplexer then fills the transport stream with program and service data for national broadcast within the transmission capacity of the transport stream provided for the broadcast and marks the transmission capacity provided within the transport stream for the regional broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Rusch-Ihwe, Norman Herzog
  • Patent number: 8370873
    Abstract: A method of operation of three dimensional (3D) stereoscopic television consistent with certain implementations involves turning on or installing a set of 3D glasses on a viewer to cause the set of 3D glasses to enter an active operational mode; and at the 3D glasses, emitting a signal to the television that causes the television to switch from a 2D display mode to a 3D display mode. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Rae Shintani
  • Patent number: 8341661
    Abstract: The present invention relates to system and method of reading and rewriting EDID in a video transmission system includes a transmitter transmitting a video signal and a receiver receiving the video signal that the transmitter transmitted which are connected to each other through digital interface, the method includes a reading step where the transmitter reads the EDID of the receiver through the digital interface; a first transmitting step where the transmitter transmit the video signal to the receiver on the basis of the EDID which the transmitter read; a second transmitting step where the receiver transmits a first message related to the EDID of the receiver; and a third transmitting step where the receiver transmits a second message related to the EDID of the receiver; wherein the transmitter, which received the first message from the receiver, does not read the EDID of the receiver until the second message is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignees: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd., Toshiba Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuaki Kabuto, Takashi Doi, Hideki Ohkita, Masahiko Mawatari