Patents by Inventor Christopher Alder

Christopher Alder has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200204870
    Abstract: According to embodiments, a client device, a companion screen device, and an operation method thereof are disclosed. The disclosed client device includes: a communication interface; a display; a memory configured to store one or more instructions; and a processor configured to execute the one or more instructions stored in the memory to control the display to display at least a part of 360-degree video content, identify a companion screen device having a 360-degree control capability to perform 360-degree control on the 360-degree video content, control the communication interface to connect a communication channel with the identified companion screen device, and control the display to control the displaying of the 360-degree video content according to a control command received from the connected companion screen device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Publication date: June 25, 2020
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Christopher ALDER, Richard MORETON
  • Publication number: 20180332251
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including: a communication unit; a tuner configured to receive a channel signal of a broadcast channel by tuning to a frequency of the broadcast channel included in the broadcasting signal; and a controller configured to acquire data regarding the broadcast channel based on the channel signal and transmit the data to a server through the communication unit, the data including at least one of signal information indicating properties of the channel signal, and service information regarding the broadcast channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Simon PENA PLACER, Christopher ALDER, Richard MORETON
  • Publication number: 20150026724
    Abstract: A broadcasting receiver is arranged to provide linear services broadcasting linear events related to a predetermined time and non-linear services broadcasting static events regardless of time. The broadcasting receiver includes a receiver to receive a plurality of linear services each including a plurality of linear events broadcast at the predetermined times, a discovery information receiver to receive event discovery information including event type information for identifying a type of static event related to discovery information defining a plurality of static events, a processor to control a display unit to display a channel guide including the linear services and the non-linear services, and a user input receiver to receive user input selecting one of the static events from the channel guide, where the processor is performs one of a plurality of predetermined actions corresponding to the type of static event selected by the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher ALDER, Stephen BAKER, Thomas BERNARD, Yann MULLER, Jan-David Stephane OUTTERS
  • Publication number: 20140132504
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling a first device to present a user interface on a second device are described. The first and second devices are able to communicate via a network. A change is detected in an operational state of the first device. Responsive to the detected change, a message is sent from the first device. The message identifies computer readable instructions stored on the first device. The message is received at second device and, responsive to the receiving, the computer readable instructions are retrieved from the first device. The second device then uses the computer readable instructions whereby to present a user interface at the second device, at least a part of the user interface being determined by the computer readable instructions retrieved from the first device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Christopher Alder, Jonathan Naughton-Green
  • Publication number: 20120317600
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving apparatus, a broadcast receiving method and a display apparatus are provided. A broadcast receiving apparatus connectable to a display apparatus includes a receiving unit which receives a broadcast stream, a processing unit which processes a signal so as to obtain a program usable in the broadest stream, a plurality of content items respectively corresponding to the program and content item information regarding each of the plurality of content items, a storage unit which stores the plurality of content items which are signal processed and the content item information, and the content item information includes a program identifier and at least one group identifier related to the content items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas BERNARD, Christopher ALDER
  • Publication number: 20050248951
    Abstract: A slip-resistant apparatus includes a transparent plate, frit regions coupled to a surface of the plate, and grit granules partially embedded in the frit regions, so that the coefficient of friction of the plate is increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Publication date: November 10, 2005
    Inventors: Douglas Hagen, Patrick Case, Christopher Alder