Patents by Inventor Erik Luyckx

Erik Luyckx 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).

  • Patent number: 5532836
    Abstract: An apparatus for reading picture data stored on a record carrier for first and second pictures, and providing an output video signal which changes smoothly from the first to the second picture. The apparatus has a single picture memory having storage locations for values representing individual pixels, and a converter for converting signal values fetched from the memory into a video signal. Data for a new picture are read into the memory without such adaptation as filtering or correcting color resolution. During intervals when the memory is not otherwise being accessed, newly recorded data are adapted and the adapted data are then stored. Priority are given to fetching data for the video generator, and loading data read from the record carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Luyckx, Jozef M. K. Timmermans