Format Conversion Patents (Class 348/441)
  • Patent number: 11146746
    Abstract: An image processing device includes one or more processors configured to: generate a high-resolution combined image by aligning the plurality of images with each other in a high-resolution image space based on an amount of displacement between the plurality of images, and combining the plurality of images; generate at least two low-resolution combined images by generating at least two groups each composed of at least two images by dividing the plurality of images in the time direction, aligning the at least two images in each of the groups with each other in a low-resolution image space based on the amount of displacement, and combining the at least two images through weighted addition; calculate, in each region, a feature quantity pertaining to a correlation between the generated at least two low-resolution combined images; and correct the high-resolution combined image based on the calculated feature quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji Furukawa, Shunichi Koga
  • Patent number: 11146762
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reconstructing a high frame rate high resolution video in a Bayer domain, when an imaging device is set in a Flexible Sub-Sampled Readout (FSR) mode are described. A method provides the FSR mode, which utilizes a multiparty FSR mechanism to spatially and temporally sample the full frame Bayer data. The multi parity FSR utilizes a zigzag sampling that assists reconstruction of motion compensated artifact free high frame rate high resolution video with full frame size. The method includes reconstructing the high frame rate high resolution video using the plurality of parity fields generated. The reconstruction is based on a FSR reconstruction mechanism that can be a pre-Image Signal Processor (ISP) FSR reconstruction or a post-ISP FSP reconstruction based on bandwidth capacity of an ISP used by the imaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Alok Shankarlal Shukla, Sathish Chalasani, Narasimha Gopalakrishna Pai, Pyo-jae Kim, Jin-hee Na, Abhishek Somani, Venkatesh Ambati
  • Patent number: 11107186
    Abstract: A method is implemented at an electronic device for displaying output from an application. The electronic device includes a display module and an application. The application sends to the display module a request to display output on the fixed orientation display. The display module determines whether the application is able to scale the output from the application to fit the fixed orientation display. In accordance with a determination that the application is able to scale the output, the electronic device causes the application to receive information concerning the fixed orientation display from the display module and scale the output for display on the fixed orientation display according to the information. In accordance with a determination that the application is not able to scale the output, the display module scales the output received from the application, thereby enabling the output of the application to be displayed on the fixed orientation display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Brady, Dianne Hackborn, Jason Bayer
  • Patent number: 11082383
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for generating for display a notification to a plurality of users at a position within a display screen to which each user of the plurality of users is paying attention. Specifically, the media guidance application captures lines of sight of users who are paying attention to a display screen, based on which the media guidance application determines line-of-sight regions on the display screen that the users are paying attention to. The media guidance application then determines a display area that is noticeable to the users based on the respective line-of-sight regions on the display screen to display an electronic message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: ROVl GUIDES, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Dawes, Takeaki Obara
  • Patent number: 11082637
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, articles of manufacture, and methods for processing video in virtual reality environments are disclosed. An example virtual reality display device to process video in a virtual reality environment includes a video analyzer to detect unsmooth video data in the stream of video data and a video library to provide alternative video data. The example device also includes a selector to receive the stream of video data, an indication of the unsmooth video data, and the alternative video data. The selector is to select the alternative video data to replace the unsmooth video data based on the indication of the unsmooth video data and output a modified stream of video data including the stream of video data with the alternative video data in place of the unsmooth video data. The example device also includes an output display to display the modified stream of video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sharon Talmor Marcovici, Michael Glik, Yaniv Frishman, Elad Levy, Shani Ben-Haim
  • Patent number: 11063999
    Abstract: A fault tolerant video streaming distribution service utilizes multiple distribution servers to receive and process a video stream simultaneously. Each distribution server performs a mapping of each encoded timestamp associated with a transport stream having time discontinuities to a continuous time sequence. The distribution servers coordinate the timestamp mapping through a distributed leader election protocol that elects a leader to coordinate the timestamp mapping in an environment where failures are anticipated and the number of distribution servers dynamically changes without notice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rodrigo Maialle Bomfim, Prakash Duggaraju, Anton Kucer, Thomas Marquardt
  • Patent number: 11061524
    Abstract: A computer-based method for rendering modified graphical content is disclosed. The graphical content includes a plurality of cells. The method includes receiving the graphical content with metadata modifying the graphical content, rendering the graphical content upon a screen according to the metadata, and receiving user input. The method also includes in response to the user input, progressing through at least a subset of the cells, wherein the progressing includes moving a camera view from cell to cell in the at least a subset, each of the cells in the at least a subset being displayed as a focus point with surrounding area being adjusted in opacity according to the metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Zumobi, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin B. Bederson, John SanGiovanni
  • Patent number: 11037530
    Abstract: A video processing method for a video processing circuit includes receiving a first video source corresponding to a first pixel rate and a second video source corresponding to a second pixel rate, wherein a processing data rate of a video processing path is greater than or equal to a sum of the first pixel rate and the second pixel rate. The method further includes using the processing data rate to sequentially perform an image processing to a first image of the first video source and a second image of the second video source corresponding to the same display time, to generate a first processed image and a second processed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Po-Hsien Wu, Yu-Pin Lin, Tien-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 11019350
    Abstract: A system for decoding a video bitstream includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one tile and where each of the at least one slice and the at least one tile are not all aligned with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby International AB
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11019302
    Abstract: Methods for encoding and decoding high-dynamic range signals are presented. The signals are encoded in a high frame rate and are accompanied by frame-rate conversion metadata defining a preferred set of frame-rate down-conversion parameters, which are determined according to the maximum luminance of a target display, display playback priority modes, or judder control modes. A decoder uses the frame-rate conversion metadata to apply frame-rate down-conversion to the input high-frame-rate signal according to at least the maximum luminance of the target display and/or the characteristics of the signal itself. Frame-based and pixel-based frame-rate conversions, and judder models for judder control via metadata are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jaclyn Anne Pytlarz, Robin Atkins, Elizabeth G. Pieri, Alexandre Chapiro, Scott Daly
  • Patent number: 10991329
    Abstract: A control circuit according to an embodiment of the disclosure performs control of active matrix driving by a field inversion driving method to cause a vertical effective display period in one field period to be close to a start time of the one field period upon observation of a waveform of a signal outputted from the control circuit with display resolution of 200 ?sec or display resolution lower than display resolution of 200 ?sec. The one field period is defined by a vertical start signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seiichiro Jinta, Yoshiaki Kouyama
  • Patent number: 10992939
    Abstract: Coding a current block using a directional intra-prediction mode is described. A filter to apply to reference pixels peripheral to the current block is determined using a prediction angle of the intra-prediction mode and a size of the current block. The reference pixels are filtered using the filter to generate modified reference pixels, and a prediction block is generated for the current block using the intra-prediction mode and the modified reference pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Young
  • Patent number: 10992843
    Abstract: A video interface conversion apparatus comprises a video interface circuit, a video clock adjustment information generation circuit and a video clock recovery circuit. The video interface circuit generates at least one original synchronization signal according to a control signal, and fetches video data from a data signal according to a video synchronization signal. The video clock adjustment information generation circuit generates video clock adjustment information and the video synchronization signal according to the original video synchronization signal and a video clock. The video clock recovery circuit receives an original clock and the video clock adjustment information, and recovers the video clock by adjusting the original clock according to the video clock adjustment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Wen-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 10984753
    Abstract: An image display device includes a plurality of signal input parts, a plurality of sub-controllers configured to process video signals from a plurality of signal input parts, and a controller configured to generate a display screen to be displayed on a display. The controller obtains the timing information for a video signal from the sub-controller based on the display information installed in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10979693
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a stereoscopic device (also referred to simply as the “device”) that captures three-dimensional (3D) images and videos with a wide field of view and provides a virtual reality (VR) experience by immersing a user in a simulated environment using the captured 3D images or videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Han Xiong Jin, Adam Rowell
  • Patent number: 10979689
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for encoding three-dimensional (“3D”) video includes receiving a left-eye interlaced frame and a corresponding right-eye interlaced frame of a 3D video. An amount of interlacing exhibited by at least one of the left-eye interlaced frame and the corresponding right-eye interlaced frame is determined. A frame packing format to be used for packing the left-eye interlaced frame and the corresponding right-eye interlaced frame into a 3D frame is selected based on the amount of interlacing that is determined. The left-eye interlaced frame and the corresponding right-eye interlaced frame are formatted into a 3D frame using the selected frame packing format. Illustrative frame packing formats that may be employed include a side-by-side format and a top-and-bottom format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: John Lan
  • Patent number: 10965904
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display method, including: decoding an input signal comprising an audio signal and a video signal, and identifying a resolution of the decoded video signal; in response that the video signal has an 8K resolution, outputting the video signal to an back end for processing through a first interface, and outputting an on-screen display adjustment signal to the back end for processing through a second interface; in response that the video signal has a 4K or 2K resolution, preprocessing outputting the video signal to the back end for processing through the second interface, and outputting the OSD signal generated by the SoC to the back end for processing through the first interface; and mixing and coding the video signal and the OSD signal, and outputting the mixed and coded signals to a screen for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELECTRONIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin Li, Tiejun Lu, Jian Huang, Wensheng Hong
  • Patent number: 10944938
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling judder are disclosed. Judder can be introduced locally within a picture, to restore a judder feeling which is normally expected in films. Judder metadata can be generated based on the input frames. The judder metadata includes base frame rate, judder control rate and display parameters, and can be used to control judder for different applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Ning Xu, James E. Crenshaw, Scott Daly, Samir N. Hulyalkar, Raymond Yeung
  • Patent number: 10923072
    Abstract: A method and a device for displaying non-standard resolution data are provided. The method includes: reading signal source data and determining whether the signal source data is standard resolution data; in a case that the signal source data is non-standard resolution data, determining whether the non-standard resolution data is already stored in a memory; in a case that the non-standard resolution data is already stored in the memory, displaying the non-standard resolution data; and in a case that the non-standard resolution data is not stored in the memory, storing the non-standard resolution data in the memory and displaying the non-standard resolution data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., K-TRONICS (SUZHOU) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhihao Yan
  • Patent number: 10909912
    Abstract: A display system includes a source device that outputs image-data and a sink device that performs a displaying operation based on the image-data. The sink device changes a frame-rate of a panel driving frame as the source device changes a frame-rate of an image frame. The sink device sets a first clock cycle starting point at which a first clock cycle of an emission on-off clock starts as a scan starting point of the panel driving frame when the first clock cycle starting point is consistent with an input starting point of image frame data. The sink device moves the input starting point to a second clock cycle starting point, at which a second clock cycle following the first clock cycle starts, and sets the second clock cycle starting point as the scan starting point when the first clock cycle starting point is inconsistent with the input starting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woo-Chul Kim
  • Patent number: 10841505
    Abstract: An imaging device including an imager that includes first pixels having sensitivity to a first light and second pixels having sensitivity to a second light, a wavelength of the first light being different from a wavelength of the second light, the imager acquiring first image data from the first pixels and acquiring second image data from the second pixels, each of the first image data and the second image data including an image of a code, the code being configured to output the second light; and an image processor. The image processor performs a differential processing based on the first image data and the second image data to generate third image data, and extracts an image of the code from the third image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Satou, Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuo Miyake, Osamu Shibata, Hiroshi Iwai
  • Patent number: 10834440
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for encoding media content based on network quality of service parameters. A system configured to practice the method determines quality of service parameters for a network between a media server and a media client. The system selects an encoder based on a list of decoders available at the media client and the quality of service parameters, and encodes at least a portion of the media via the encoder. The system can further determine settings for the encoder based on a media type, and encode the media via the encoder according to the settings. The system can detect when the media client moves to a new network, detect new quality of service parameters, and select a new encoder based on the list of decoders available at the media client, the media type, and the new quality of service parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Todd Andrew Fryer, David Irvin, Nick Nicas
  • Patent number: 10832733
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for video editing. The method, computer program product and computer system may include computing device which may receive video data from an imaging device, the video data may include visual and audio data. The computing device may convert the audio data to text and parse the text into textual segments. The computing device may annotate the textual segments with time stamps and analyze the annotated textual segments to identify pre-determined edit commands. The computing device may generate an edit script based on the identified pre-determined edit commands in the textual segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Gregory Frost, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Stanley John Vernier, Kyle Matthew Brake
  • Patent number: 10825378
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic apparatus and a controlling method thereof the electronic apparatus includes: an interface connectable to a modular display apparatus including a plurality of display cabinets divided into a plurality of groups, the interface including a plurality of ports connectable to the plurality of groups; and a processor configured to: scale an image received from an external device based on a resolution of the modular display apparatus, re-scale the scaled image based on a resolution based on a user input, identify at least one group, among the plurality of groups, based on a position in which the re-scaled image is to be displayed, decompose the re-scaled image based on the identified at least one group, and control to transmit the decomposed re-scaled image to each of the identified at least one group through at least one port connected to the identified at least one group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Youngkook Kim, Jeongryeol Seo
  • Patent number: 10827208
    Abstract: A transmitting method according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: encoding a video signal and generating encoded data including a plurality of access units; storing the plurality of access units in a packet in a unit that defines one access unit as one unit or in a unit defined by dividing one access unit, and generating a packet group; transmitting the generated packet group as data; generating first information and second information, the first information indicating a presentation time of a first access unit that is presented first among the plurality of access units, and the second information being used to calculate a decoding time of the plurality of access units; and transmitting the first information and the second information as control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Noritaka Iguchi, Tadamasa Toma, Hisaya Katou
  • Patent number: 10819876
    Abstract: Technologies for video-based document scanning are disclosed. The video scanning system may divide a video into segments. A segment has frames with a common feature. For a segment, the video scanning system is configured to rank the frames in the segment, e.g., based on motion characteristics, zoom characteristics, aesthetics characteristics, quality characteristics, etc., of the frames. Accordingly, the system can generate a scan from a selected frame in a segment, e.g., based on the rank of the selected frame in the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Ankit Pangasa, Abhishek Shah
  • Patent number: 10817975
    Abstract: An image display device includes an image input unit into which an image signal from an image signal source is input; a memory; a writing unit that writes at a first frequency an image signal input into the image input unit into the memory; a reading unit that reads at a second frequency higher than the first frequency an image signal written in the memory; an image output unit that outputs an image signal read by the reading unit to a display unit; and an image interpolation unit that interpolates an image to be output to the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ken Mashitani, Ryuji Fuchikami
  • Patent number: 10811051
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for video editing. The method, computer program product and computer system may include computing device which may receive video data from an imaging device, the video data may include visual and audio data. The computing device may convert the audio data to text and parse the text into textual segments. The computing device may annotate the textual segments with time stamps and analyze the annotated textual segments to identify pre-determined edit commands. The computing device may generate an edit script based on the identified pre-determined edit commands in the textual segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Gregory Frost, Stephen Arthur Boxwell, Stanley John Vernier, Kyle Matthew Brake
  • Patent number: 10796621
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for processing data, the method for processing data comprises the following steps: acquiring color data of a display device, and reading a gray scale data of the color data in a first preset format; reading the gray scale data of the color data in the first preset format and a second preset format after the display device enters white tracking adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignees: Chongqing HKC Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., HKC Corporation Limited
    Inventor: Shuixiu Hu
  • Patent number: 10791299
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for converting an HDR image into an SDR image. The method includes the following operations: acquiring, by a television terminal, input HDR image data, and processing, by the television terminal, the acquired HDR image data through a first normalization; linearizing, by the television terminal, the HDR image data processed through the first normalization; processing, by the television terminal, the linearized HDR image data through a second normalization; and converting, by the television terminal, the HDR image data processed through the second normalization into SDR image data with a supported format. The present disclosure further provides a television terminal and a computer readable storage medium. The present disclosure effectively avoids the technical problem of a poor image display effect caused by that the non-HDR receivers cannot show the HDR effect. The present disclosure enables non-HDR receivers to show the HDR effect and improves the image display effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10778889
    Abstract: This image pickup apparatus includes a VF signal processing unit 15 that downconverts a first video signal having a 4K resolution to thereby generate an downconverted video signal having an HD resolution, calculates each of pieces of differential data from an average luminance value of luminance values of 2 horizontal×2 vertical pixels of a center portion in a region of 4 horizontal×4 vertical pixels of a first video signal, which correspond to 2 horizontal×2 vertical pixels of the downconverted video signal, calculates an addition value for each pixel of 2 horizontal×2 vertical pixels of the center portion on the basis of each piece of differential data, and individually adds the luminance values of 2 horizontal×2 vertical pixels of the downconverted video signal to thereby generate a second video signal having the HD resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Kamiya, Yukihiro Kinoshita, Yasutaka Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10771672
    Abstract: The present invention provides a detachable-head-type camera which, when a camera head unit is exchanged, can perform correction processing with a unique value corresponding to a camera head unit after the exchange, and provides a work machine including the detachable-head-type camera. Camera head unit of detachable-head-type camera is detachably connected to image data generation section via dedicated cable. In non-volatile memory of camera head unit, unique value corresponding to the characteristics unique to at least one of imaging element or lens is stored. Unique value is used for correction processing of image data performed by at least one of image data generation section or image processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Tsuchida, Nobuo Nagasaka, Hidekazu Kanai, Kenji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10762602
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to prepare a set of equations for a successive over relaxation processor are disclosed. An example apparatus includes an identifier to identify a set of equations that corresponds to pixels of an input image. Example apparatus also include a partitioner to divide the set of equations into partitions that contain mutually independent subsets of the equations and a collector to collect the subsets of the set of equations into groups, based on the partitions, to be solved in parallel by the successive over relaxation processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Dror Cohen, Avigdor Eldar, Amos Goldman, Jonathan Abramson
  • Patent number: 10764632
    Abstract: In order to address a conventional problem that video signal processing in consideration of system features has not been performed, a video signal processing apparatus includes: a system feature accepting unit that accepts one or at least two system features from when an image is acquired to when an image is output; an input image accepting unit that accepts an input image; a conversion processing unit that performs conversion processing that acquires an output image from the input image, using the system features; and an output unit that outputs the output image acquired by the conversion processing unit. Accordingly, it is possible to perform video signal processing in consideration of system features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: I-CUBED RESEARCH CENTER INC.
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 10742925
    Abstract: A smart multimedia content receiver automatically resizes video images based on the content being displayed on the TV screen. Such a self-formatting content receiver includes on-board image processing capability that provides continuous video analysis to detect changes in program formatting and convert each frame as it is received in real time, as opposed to processing and re-releasing an entire program or movie, or relying on the viewer to re-format programs manually. In response to detecting a change, aspect ratio adjustments are made as needed. Because the self-formatting content receiver has access to the video data before it is displayed, such automatic on-the-fly adjustments ensure that the viewer's experience during program changes is seamless and without distortion. Subscribers can influence decisions made by the content receiver by pre-setting viewer preferences for aspect ratio adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: Gregory Greene
  • Patent number: 10728609
    Abstract: A receiving device of the present disclosure includes: a first processor that (i) receives a broadcast signal obtained by modulating multiplexed data including at least first multiplexed data in a first multiplexing format, out of the first multiplexed data and second multiplexed data in a second multiplexing format different from the first multiplexing format, (ii) demodulates the broadcast signal received, and (iii) outputs the multiplexed data obtained as a result of the demodulation; and a converter that (i) converts, into the second multiplexing format, a multiplexing format of the first multiplexed data included in the multiplexed data that has been output, and (ii) outputs converted data obtained as a result of the conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiho Nakazawa, Noritaka Iguchi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10724854
    Abstract: An occupancy grid object determining device is provided, which may include a grid generator configured to generate an occupancy grid of a predetermined region, the occupancy grid including a plurality of grid cells and at least some of the grid cells having been assigned an information about the occupancy of the region represented by the respective grid cell, a determiner configured to determine at least one object in the occupancy grid wherein the at least one object includes a plurality of grid cells, and a remover configured to remove occupancy information from at least one grid cell of the plurality of grid cells of the determined object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Koba Natroshvili, Kay-Ulrich Scholl
  • Patent number: 10720127
    Abstract: A content streaming device includes display mode shift logic that selects a display mode among multiple display modes of the content streaming device. The content streaming device also includes region detection logic that determines a region of the content streaming device. The content streaming device further includes one or more processors that communicatively couples to an electronic display. The one or more processors instruct the display mode shift logic to select a first display mode having a first refresh rate based on the region of the content streaming device and supported display modes of the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Sanders, James A. Young, Jad Osseiran, Patrick E. McClaughry, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Craig H. Schamp, Roger N. Pantos, Marshall W. Huss
  • Patent number: 10657922
    Abstract: Damaging a device that is not compatible with a functional extension is to be avoided. A signal is transmitted to an external device through a transmission channel. A data block containing capability information indicating existence/non-existence of compatibility with an extended function is received from the external device through the transmission channel. A layer field that indicates the connection layer is provided in this data block. A check is made to determine whether all the devices existing in the path are compatible with the extended function based on the value of the layer field provided in the data block, and the contents of the transmission signal are then determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Toba, Gen Ichimura
  • Patent number: 10643307
    Abstract: An embodiment of a semiconductor package apparatus may include technology to identify a region of interest portion of a first image, and render the region of interest portion with super-resolution. Other embodiments are disclosed and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Fan Chen, Zhengmin Li
  • Patent number: 10631002
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable medium are provided for a frame rate up-conversion coding mode, where a bilateral matching mode can be used to determine motion information. In various implementations, local illumination compensation is disallowed from being used for a block when a bilateral matching mode is used for the block. In various implementations, a bilateral matching mode is disallowed from being used when local illumination compensation is used for the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiang Li, Jianle Chen, Hsiao-Chiang Chuang, Marta Karczewicz
  • Patent number: 10621953
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device for controlling display refresh rate of an electronic device include operations as follows. When there is at least one foreground application currently running is a predefined application of a white list, a predefined refresh rate of the at least one foreground application is obtained and a target refresh rate of a display screen of the electronic device is determined according to the predefined refresh rate of the at least one foreground application. A frame buffer of the electronic device is controlled to send frame data to be displayed to the display screen at the same frequency as the target refresh rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongpeng Yi, Deliang Peng, Shengjun Gou, Xiaori Yuan, Gaoting Gan, Zhiyong Zheng, Hai Yang
  • Patent number: 10614743
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a timing controller configured to generate a display synchronization signal and a standby enable signal during a moving image mode, wherein the display synchronization signal is generated using an original synchronization signal and the standby enable signal corresponds to a preset frame period of the display synchronization signal. The display apparatus includes a data driver to block a data voltage from being provided to a data line in response to the standby enable signal, and a gate clock generator configured to block a gate clock signal from being outputted in response to the standby enable signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-Tae Kim, Sucheol Kang
  • Patent number: 10616495
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an imager that includes first pixels having sensitivity to visible light and second pixels having sensitivity to non-visible light, the imager acquiring first image data from the first pixels and acquiring second image data from the second pixels, each of the first image data and the second image data containing an image of an object that displays a code through non-visible light; and an image processor. The image processor performs a correction process including a process of multiplying at least either the first image data or the second image data by a correction factor, generates third image data from a difference between a pair of image data obtained by the correction process, and extracts the code on the basis of the third image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Satou, Kazuko Nishimura, Yasuo Miyake, Osamu Shibata, Hiroshi Iwai
  • Patent number: 10586513
    Abstract: A system is provided for simultaneously displaying video data of multiple video sources (040, 042) on a display. The system comprises a video input (120) for receiving the video data (122) of the multiple video sources; a display processor (140) for generating display data (142) to display the video data of the multiple video sources in respective viewports (1A-2F) on a display. The display processor is further arranged for, if needed to fit respective ones of the viewports, spatially scaling the video data of one or more of the multiple video sources to obtain said fit; and generating a visual indicator (300-320) for visually indicating whether the video data in one of the viewports has been spatially scaled from its native spatial resolution. By providing the visual indicator as part of the display data, the system may warn the user that the video data in one of the viewports may comprise undesirable artifacts which may hinder interpretation of the video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jeroen Gerard Scheepens, Ivo Don Stuyfzand, Hendrikus Bernardus Van Den Brink, Jurgen Jean Louis Hoppenbrouwers, Petrus Johannes Gerardus Mentjox
  • Patent number: 10587856
    Abstract: First visual information defining first spherical visual content, second visual information defining second spherical visual content, and/or other information may be obtained. Presentation of the first spherical visual content on a display may be effectuated. A spherical transition between the first spherical visual content and the second spherical visual content may be identified. The spherical transition may define a change in presentation of visual content on the display from the first spherical visual content to the second spherical visual content based on a transitional motion within a spherical space and/or other information. A change in presentation of the first spherical visual content on the display to presentation of the second visual content on the display may be effectuated based on the spherical transition and/or other information. The change may be determined based on the transition motion within the spherical space and/or other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Adrien Fontvielle, Loïc Martin, Antoine Meler
  • Patent number: 10574936
    Abstract: In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for transformation between media formats, such as between standard dynamic range (SDR) and high dynamic range (HDR) media or between HDR media formats, without undesired hue shifting, via one or both of a luminance mapping ratio technique and a direct color component mapping technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: David Wu, Jason Herrick, Richard Wyman
  • Patent number: 10565965
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and a device for controlling a refresh rate of a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal. The method includes: determining that each of at least one foreground applications running currently is in a whitelist consisting of preset applications; obtaining a preset refresh rate corresponding to each of the at least one foreground application in the whitelist, and determining a target refresh rate of a display screen of the mobile terminal according to the preset refresh rate corresponding to each of the at least one foreground applications, in which an operation mode of the display screen is a command mode; and controlling the display screen by a display controller to read display frame data to be displayed from a frame buffer unit of the display screen at a frequency same as the target refresh rate and to display the display frame data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongpeng Yi, Deliang Peng, Shengjun Gou, Xiaori Yuan, Gaoting Gan, Zhiyong Zheng, Hai Yang
  • Patent number: 10554927
    Abstract: Provide is a video signal processing apparatus that automatically switches between input and output functions of a terminal. A video signal processing apparatus includes an input terminal, a conversion portion that converts a video signal input from the input terminal to generate a conversion signal, an input/output terminal that outputs the conversion signal, a detection portion that detects a signal input from the input/output terminal, a determination portion that determines whether the detected signal is a specific signal, and an output terminal that outputs the conversion signal in accordance with a determination result by the determination portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: IMAGENICS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Murakami
  • Patent number: 10542280
    Abstract: A video encoder is configured to determine whether to enable or disable an integer motion vector precision restriction and whether to enable or disable an illumination compensation (IC) tool by: for a large search range in a reference picture, performing first motion estimation tests, wherein performing the first motion estimation tests comprises performing motion estimation tests only with the IC tool disabled and the integer motion vector precision restriction disabled and with the IC tool enabled and the integer motion vector precision restriction disabled; based on the first motion estimation tests, determining a small search range, wherein the small search range is smaller than the large search range; for the small search range, performing second motion estimation tests; and based on the second motion estimation tests, determining whether to enable or disable the integer motion vector precision restriction and whether to enable or disable the IC tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorpated
    Inventors: Yu-Chen Sun, Wei-Jung Chien, Li Zhang, Yi-Wen Chen, Nan Hu, Marta Karczewicz