During Vertical Blanking Interval Patents (Class 348/435.1)
  • Patent number: 8849009
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing method and apparatus, and an image reproducing method and apparatus. The image processing method includes receiving three-dimensional (3D) image data; generating additional information about the 3D image data; and inserting the additional information in a blanking interval of the 3D image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-jun Lee, Jae-seung Kim
  • Patent number: 8482603
    Abstract: A representative Device and Method for 3-D Display Control is disclosed. The method for controlling stereo image display is disclosed. That is, to receive an image input signal wherein the image input signal includes a first refresh rate; to convert a frame rate of the image input signal to generate an image output signal, wherein the image output signal includes a second refresh rate which is higher than the first refresh rate, and includes a first image signal, a first VBI (Vertical Blanking Interval), a second image signal, a second VBI, a third image signal and a third VBI; to output a control signal for a left eye shutter of shutter glasses during a duration between the first VBI and a part of the second image signal; and to output a control signal for a right eye shutter of the shutter glasses during a duration between a part of the third image signal and the third VBI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Wen-Che Wu, Wen-Hsia Kung
  • Patent number: 8365238
    Abstract: The vertical blanking period is an idle period in video transmission that was originally intended for allowing the trace back of an electron beam to its point of origin. When sending the video signal over a wireless channel, the wireless channel may remain free of transmission of data during this period. However, in wireless transmission of a video signal in general, and in the transmission of an essentially uncompressed video signal in particular, there is a need to use all the bandwidth available, especially when transmitting a high-definition video signal. Therefore, a method is taught for using the vertical blanking period of a video signal for modem maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Amimon Ltd
    Inventors: Zvi Reznic, Nathan Elnathan, Meir Feder, Shay Freundlich
  • Patent number: 8185921
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method for blocking scenes with objectionable content comprises receiving incoming content, namely a scene of a program. Thereafter, using closed captioning information, a determination is made if the scene of the program includes objectionable content, and if so, blocking the scene from being displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Brant L. Candelore
  • Publication number: 20100287581
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided by which a television viewer can view other images e.g. during commercials or main program. For example, during a commercial, a viewer may channel surf or surf the internet. A banner is provided on a viewing screen while the viewer watches these other images. In this way the advertiser providing those commercials can still reach those viewers who are channel or internet surfing. Also, the banner will indicate to the viewer when the commercial is over and the normal programming has resumed. In another embodiment, during the main program user can activate one or more small commercial windows and position them on the screen based on his preference, e.g. using a remote device. Information is communicated to a broadcaster by the viewer's video system indicating the above-mentioned commercial windows are open on the viewer's screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: JLB VENTURES LLC
    Inventors: Yakov Kamen, Leon Shirman
  • Publication number: 20090295987
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for processing a vertical blanking interval (VBI) signal and video signal are provided. An exemplary apparatus comprises a VBI decoder, a mixer, and a TV encoder. The VBI decoder is configured to receive and decode the VBI signal to generate a decoded VBI signal. The mixer is configured to mix the video signal and decoded VBI signal to generate a mixed signal. The TV encoder is configured to encode the mixed signal to generate a first TV compatible signal for TV display. After receiving the first TV compatible signal, the TV not equipped with a VBI decoder can display the contents of the video signal and VBI signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ting-Hsun Wei, Hua Wu
  • Patent number: 7359511
    Abstract: A video signal and an audio signal are time division multiplexed, encrypted, and transmitted. A transmission side time-compresses the audio signal, multiplexes, encrypts, and transmits the time-compressed audio signal in a blanking period of the video signal. Control is performed using an audio signal data enable signal ADE, and an audio signal/video signal switch signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Natsume Matsuzaki, Makoto Tatebayashi, Toshiro Nishio, Hidekazu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7158185
    Abstract: A system that inserts subscriber identification information includes, in a preferred embodiment, a system with a memory for storing subscriber identification information and a processor configured to insert the subscriber identification information into a media presentation to improve traceability of copied presentations to a subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventor: Diego Gastaldi
  • Publication number: 20040252231
    Abstract: A method of controlling transmission of data from a computer to a video client via an interface device, comprising: reading a register on the interface device to obtain a value indicating temporal proximity to an occurrence of a vertical blanking interval occurs, the value increased incrementally until a vertical blanking interval occurs, and then being reset; deriving a time value, the time value indicating the occurrence of a vertical blanking interval; sending an interrupt to a processor on the computer at the occurrence of the vertical blanking interval; and invoking code in response to an occurrence of the video blanking interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Applicant: Apple Computer, Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni M. Agnoli, Andrew Yanowitz, John O. Abt, Samuel R. Bowman, James A. Delwiche, Jeffrey C. Dillon
  • Patent number: 6766163
    Abstract: A communication system and method for communicating teletext information to mobile stations. A wireless access protocol (WAP) server is coupled to a television station and receives a signal which includes teletext information from the station. The WAP server includes a teletext decoder which decodes the teletext information in the transmitted signal. The decoded information is stored in memory using a server controller. The controller receives information requests from a network interface coupled to the mobile stations. The controller accesses the teletext information stored in memory and transmits the information to the mobile station through the network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Nokia Corpoaration
    Inventor: Dipanshu Sharma