Patents Examined by William Vaughn
  • Patent number: 9912937
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a driving signal generating circuit, a driving signal generating method and a 3D display device. The driving signal generating circuit includes a voltage conversion unit, an output unit and a control unit. The voltage conversion unit is configured to convert an external input voltage into a plurality of polarization voltages for driving a polarization control panel in an active polarization 3D display device, and transmit the plurality of polarization voltages to the output unit. The control unit is configured to generate a control signal. The output unit is configured to output one of the polarization voltages or a zero voltage to the polarization control panel in a time-division manner according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Luqiang Guo, Weihao Hu, Daekeun Yoon, Zongze He, Lei Liu, Zhiming Meng, Jianming Wang
  • Patent number: 9854245
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for coefficient scan on the base of a partition mode of a prediction unit. The method comprises the steps of: determining a scan method on the basis of a partition mode of a prediction unit; and encoding the information about the scan method, wherein the scan method is determined, on the basis of RDO (Rate Distortion optimization), from among the extracted candidate scan methods which have been extracted with consideration of the shapes of the partitions of the partition mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bae Keun Lee, Jae Cheol Kwon, Joo Young Kim
  • Patent number: 8897615
    Abstract: A moving image reproduction apparatus includes an instruction unit, an acquisition unit, a playback speed determination unit, and a moving image reproduction unit. The instruction unit is configured to issue a change instruction for changing a playback target to another moving image while a selected moving image is being played back. The acquisition unit is configured to, if the change instruction has been issued by the instruction unit, acquire a playback time of the moving image which has been played back until the change instruction. The playback speed determination unit is configured to determine a playback speed of the moving image to be played back after the change instruction, according to the playback time. The moving image reproduction unit is configured to play back the moving image instructed for reproduction by the change instruction at the playback speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Chiaki Mikawa
  • Patent number: 8521012
    Abstract: A recording medium for storing real time recording/reproduction information, a real time recording and reproducing method and apparatus, and a file operating method using the information. Real time recording/reproduction information for ensuring real time recording/reproduction is stored in a file control information area, in each real time file, or in a separate file, and real time recording/reproduction attributes are assigned to the file. Thus, real time recorded files can be continuously reproduced without interruption. Also, there are methods of creating a file to which real time recording/reproduction attributes are assigned, extending a data area, and recording and reproducing the file to which real time recording/reproduction attributes are assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-kwon Chung, Jung-wan Ko, Byung-jun Kim, Young-yoon Kim, Do-nam Lee
  • Patent number: 8457467
    Abstract: Apparatus uniquely identifies material recorded on an example of a recording medium. The medium has distinguishing data, a tape ID, distinguishing that example from other examples thereof recorded thereon. A generator generates data, e.g. IN and OUT time codes, identifying the or each piece of material recorded on the medium. A recorder (460) records the said distinguishing data on the medium. A reproducer (460) reproduces, from the recording medium, the distinguishing data. A processor, a PDA (469) associates the reproduced distinguishing data and the said identifying data with a unique identifier, a UMID, for the or each piece of material. A database (464) associates the unique identifier with metadata relating to the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventors: Vince Harradine, Alan Turner
  • Patent number: 8457469
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a display control device, a display method, and a program, whereby a new thumbnail method can be provided. A clustering unit 611 subjects each frame of a content to clustering into any cluster of a plurality of clusters, and a scene classifying unit 612 classifies, regarding each of a plurality of clusters, a frame belonging to a cluster into a scene that is a group of one or more frames that temporally continue. A thumbnail creating unit 613 creates the thumbnail of a scene, and a display control unit 614 displays the thumbnail thereof on a display device 603.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hirotaka Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8103145
    Abstract: A decoding apparatus and method for producing a browsable slide show and a data storage medium therefor. The decoding apparatus having a mainstream decoder, which decodes mainstream packet data including image data to be reproduced in a browsable slide show; a sub-audio decoder, which decodes sub-audio packet data including audio data attached to the image data; a mainstream system time clock (STC) counter, which provides an STC sequence for controlling the decoding time of the mainstream packet data to the mainstream decoder; and a sub-audio STC counter, which provides an STC sequence for controlling the decoding time of the sub-audio packet data to the sub-audio decoder. Accordingly, it is possible to seamlessly reproduce sub-audio data even when a user selects a forward or reverse play in the middle of reproducing still image data with the sub-audio data attached thereto in a browsable slide show.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Seong-jin Moon, Sung-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8090243
    Abstract: An information storage medium for storing multi angle data, and a recording method and a reproducing apparatus thereof. The information storage medium stores data for a plurality of angles of a scene in interleaved blocks. Sizes of the interleaved blocks are integral multiples of sizes of integral numbered aligned units that include packets. Angle change points are included in each of the interleaved blocks which allows a reproducing apparatus to seamlessly jump from one angle to another angle during reproduction of the multi angle data. A number of the angle points recorded on the information storage medium is computed so that a jumping distance required by the data during reproduction does not exceed a maximum jumping distance of a reproducing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-jin Moon, Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8090237
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording medium containing moving picture data and additional information thereof and to reproducing method and apparatus of the recording medium. The present recording medium has script files including additional information about moving picture data, e.g., scene descriptive text and introduction of characters, etc. In addition, information linking each script file with a section of moving picture data to be presented with contents of the script file is included in a link data file or is contained in a filename of the script file. In reproduction of the recording medium, a script file linked with presently reproduced moving picture data section is determined and searched for based on the link data file or every filename of the script files, and contents of the found script file are presented together with the presently reproduced moving picture data. Furthermore, previously presented additional information is removed depending on data or filename of the found script file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jang Hui Cho, Jea Yong Yoo, Sung Wan Park, Mi Hyun Kim, Kang Soo Seo, Soung Hyun Um, Byung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8086087
    Abstract: A player model (1) includes an output section (10) that reads out a source packet having a transport packet and arrival time stamp from TS1 and TS2 connected seamlessly to each other and outputs the transport packet according to the arrival time stamp, and a decoder (20) that decodes the transport packet. The output section (10) inputs the transport packet according to the arrival time stamp of the source packet to the decoder (20). The decoder (20) includes an audio buffer TBn having a capacity capable of buffering the audio data corresponding to the time required for inputting I picture, which is the first picture of TS2, to a video buffer TB1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 8086086
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to provide an apparatus and a method for realizing the presentation of a content list and the reproduction of content in accordance with proper user preference on the basis of date and time at which content is viewed. Content preference values that change with time are computed. On the basis of the computed content preference values, a content list is generated for presentation to the user. For example, preference values are computed on the basis of daily time zone, holiday, weekday, and day-of-the-week and a content list in accordance with the computed preference values is generated for presentation to the user. The novel configuration allows the presentation of an optimum content list on the basis of date and time at which content is viewed, thereby realizing the selection and viewing of content that properly reflects user preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Kimura, Kensuke Ohnuma, Hiroshi Okuda, Hidetoshi Ichioka
  • Patent number: 8086093
    Abstract: A digital video recorder (DVR) has a memory manager to determine a particular date and a particular video program in a download schedule for which the DVR will reach a low memory condition based on the download schedule and an amount of unoccupied memory space in the DVR. The DVR outputs a display signal to indicate the particular date and the particular video program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: AT&T IP I, LP
    Inventor: Bruce E. Stuckman
  • Patent number: 8081870
    Abstract: Upon reproducing a TV program, it is a common practice to display video data sent from a broadcast station as it is, and the display pattern (layout) is not effectively changed (e.g., an object in video data is erased, or the object size is changed). A program ID from additional data contained in received TV information is detected, and when layout setting data corresponding to the detected program ID is stored in a memory, the corresponding layout setting data is read out from the memory to display program video data in the set layout. When a new layout is set, the user selects an object for which a layout is to be adjusted from objects that form image data in TV information, and adjusts movement, upscaling/downscaling, display ON/OFF of the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masamichi Ito, Koji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8081869
    Abstract: A time-varying image recording device controls a recording operation for recording time-varying image data in a recording medium. The time-varying image data is sequentially recorded in blocks, and block information containing the total number of blocks and so on is recorded after a series of blocks. It is determined whether a recording process result for the time-varying image data is normal or not. A block information recording capacity, which is a capacity that is necessary to record block information, is obtained based on the number of blocks already recorded in the recording medium, when the recording process result is abnormal. An address of the recording medium, at which the block information should be recorded, is sensed in accordance with the block information recording capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Pentax Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoki Yamagata
  • Patent number: 8081862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a recording medium containing moving picture data and additional information thereof and to reproducing method and apparatus of the recording medium. The present recording medium has script files including additional information about moving picture data, e.g., scene descriptive text and introduction of characters, etc. In addition, information linking each script file with a section of moving picture data to be presented with contents of the script file is included in a link data file or is contained in a filename of the script file. In reproduction of the recording medium, a script file linked with presently reproduced moving picture data section is determined and searched for based on the link data file or every filename of the script files, and contents of the found script file are presented together with the presently reproduced moving picture data. Furthermore, previously presented additional information is removed depending on data or filename of the found script file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jang Hui Cho, Jea Yong Yoo, Sung Wan Park, Mi Hyun Kim, Kang Soo Seo, Soung Hyun Um, Byung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8078035
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating reproduction list data which designates reproduction of modified image data generated using first image data recorded in a recording medium, in response to an instruction for stopping the recording of the first image data with respect to the recording medium, and for recording the reproduction list data and modified image data in the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masamine Maeda
  • Patent number: 8073312
    Abstract: A recording condition and a dubbing condition of a desired program that is to be broadcast are designated by using a remote controller. These conditions are stored in the information storage unit. In accordance with the recording condition, a controller permits a tuner to receive a program for which unattended recording is designated, and to record the program on an HDD. When a DVD is set in a dubbing unit and the dubbing operation is instructed by using the remote controller, a recorded program for which a dubbing condition stored in the information storage unit is applied can be dubbed. Then, the information for this program is displayed on a monitor so as to confirm the program and the dubbing condition, and to examine or correct CM skip if the CM skip is included in the dubbing condition. Thereafter, the dubbing operation is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshimaru, Maki Furui, Hiroaki Ono, Katsuyuki Watanabe, Kyuichirou Nagai, Hidekazu Takeda
  • Patent number: 8068717
    Abstract: A television program recording/reproducing device displays a reproduction program selection screen containing a title list image, a cursor image, frame images for initial letter selection and frame images for second letter selection. The title list image displays multiple title images sequentially in alphabetical order. One frame image for initial letter selection is displayed for multiple same titles, if any, while one frame image for second letter selection is displayed for multiple titles having the same initial letter, if any, in the title list image. The cursor image is moved on and between the title images and the both frame images. This television program recording/reproducing device allows a user to more effectively search for and find a desired television program to be reproduced, and can mitigate the burden on the user in an operation of reproducing a television program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiro Katayama
  • Patent number: 8068718
    Abstract: A playback apparatus that plays back a plurality of AV Clips recorded on a BD-ROM. The playback apparatus judges whether there is a playback control that becomes enabled or disabled when a current playback point of the digital stream reaches a predetermined point in a playback timeline. When there is a playback control that becomes enabled or disabled, information indicating the enabled or disabled playback control is transmitted to a touch panel remote control 200 and have the operation device display the enabled or disabled playback control on a chapter of the touch panel remote control 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hamasaka, Tomoyuki Okada
  • Patent number: 8060619
    Abstract: A system and method for efficiently accessing replicas of a storage object. A first node may perform a find operation to determine a plurality of nodes that each store a replica of a first storage object. For each node in the plurality of nodes, the first node may establish a direct connection to the node. The first node may then access the replicas of the first storage object using the respective direct connections to the plurality of nodes. In one embodiment, the nodes may be nodes in a peer-to-peer network. Establishing a direct connection to each storage object replica may enable the first node to communicate with each node in a single hop without having to pass messages via intermediate nodes in the peer-to-peer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Symantec Operating Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Saulpaugh, Gregory L. Slaughter, Ruchir Tewari