Format Patents (Class 348/469)
  • Patent number: 8189102
    Abstract: According to the present invention, in converting an interlaced signal in 4:2:0 format into an interlaced signal in 4:2:2 format, diagonal correlation is detected using a luminance signal and color-difference signals are also interpolated diagonally based on a result of the detection. As a result, the quality of the image represented by the color-difference signals can be improved and the signal can be converted into the 4:2:2 format with the block noise of the color-difference signals, which could be produced in an MPEG decoded image in the 4:2:0 format, reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Hideaki Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 8189106
    Abstract: A video data transmitting and receiving apparatus includes a data transmitting module configured to be able to arrange video data in a first video format, into a valid data area of a first transmission format, and transmit the video data, and also to arrange video data in a second video format different from the first video format, into an effective valid data area within the valid data area of the first transmission format, and transmit the video data; and a data receiving module configured to receive the data transmitted in the first transmission format from the data transmitting module, and obtain the video data in the second video format within the valid data area. A receiver module seamlessly obtains the video data immediately after change of the video format of the video data from a transmitter module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hideki Takeda
  • Patent number: 8160295
    Abstract: For facilitating detecting the position of additional information embedded in image information shown on a printed matter, an input unit configured to input image information and an embedding unit configured to embed a plurality of code patterns in the image information according to additional information are provided. The additional information includes direction-determination information used to detect the direction in which the additional information is embedded in the image information. When one of the code patterns is rotated, the rotated code pattern corresponds to one of the code patterns that are not yet rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Sakai, Kiyoshi Umeda
  • Patent number: 8149744
    Abstract: A digital broadcasting system and a method of processing data are disclosed. A receiving system of the digital broadcasting system may include a signal receiving unit, a demodulating unit, a demultiplexer, and an audio/video decoder. The signal receiving unit receives a broadcast signal including main service data and an RS frame including a plurality of MPH service data packets. The demodulating unit demodulates data of the RS frame. The demultiplexer identifies an MPH service data packet including an IP datagram of mobile service data with reference to an MPH header of each MPH service data packet in the RS frame, and when a stuffing data is inserted in the identified payload of MPH service data packet, removes the stuffing data from the payload and separates an audio and video data from IP datagram of the mobile service data of the payload, and outputs the separated audio and video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hyung Song, In Hwan Choi, Ho Taek Hong, Kook Yeon Kwak, Byoung Gill Kim, Jong Yeul Suh, Jin Pil Kim, Won Gyu Song, Chul Soo Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Hyoung Gon Lee, Joon Hui Lee
  • Publication number: 20120038823
    Abstract: A display system uses a broadcast device that can receive a plurality of media signals from a plurality of media sources and interlace two or more media signals frame-by-frame to form a display signal with multiplied frequency for being displayed on its panel. A plurality of goggles and corresponding synchronizing devices, selectors, and audio playback components are used in the display system to select and view/listen to each dedicated media signals. Each goggle used by each user is synchronized to turn on by following the timing of its selected media signals so that two or more users who wear dedicated goggles can see different programs on a single broadcast device at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Jui-Liang Chien, Chia-Lin Fong, Li-Jen Chao, Chih-Heng Chiu, Chung-Won Shu
  • Publication number: 20120013801
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for monitoring another video source in addition to a current video source. One method according to the present invention comprises outputting a first video signal provided from a first contents source (for example, a broadcasting channel) and displaying a video from a second video signal provided from a second contents source intermittently with a video from the first video signal on a single screen. During the displaying, a multi-view displaying operation, in which the video from the second video signal is displayed together with the video from the first video signal on the single screen for a first time period, and a single-view displaying operation, in which the video from the first video signal is displayed alone on the single screen for a second time period longer than the first time period, are repeated in an alternate manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Myunghee OH
  • Publication number: 20110261070
    Abstract: A multimedia communication device may be operable to divide each of created consecutive image frames into a first portion and a corresponding second portion. The first portion and the corresponding second portion for each of the consecutive image frames may be transmitted in a reversed order, via a wireless communication network, to a display device. Each of the divided plurality of consecutive image frames may be displayed on the display device in the transmitted reversed order. Each of the divided plurality of consecutive image frames may be displayed beginning with one of the transmitted first portion and ending with one of the transmitted corresponding second portion. The dividing of each of the created consecutive image frames may be determined based on user configuration of the multimedia communication device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Peter Francis Chevalley De Rivaz
  • Publication number: 20110255001
    Abstract: In a video signal processing device, a host CPU sets a number of parameters for a memory table at its low-load timing such as during power-up. The host CPU then enables the function of an automatic setting controller. Being notified of start of automatic setting, the automatic setting controller reads plural clock setting parameters from the memory table, and performs clock setting in a clock generation section while waiting for stabilization of PLL oscillation. The automatic setting control section then reads plural signal processing parameters from the memory table and sets the parameters in a video signal processing section. Thus, in operation of the video signal processing section and the clock generation section according to the format of the input video signal, it is possible to set a number of setting parameters in these sections while reducing the load of the host CPU, shortening the image output time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Yuuki NISHIO
  • Publication number: 20110242410
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing image and/or sound information in digital form, in particular of films, for transmission to a preferably mobile device by means of computers, comprising the following method steps: —providing the digital image and/or sound information in at least two formats on a data carrier; —providing software for recognizing a device connected to the computer and the format required there and for transmitting the image and/or sound information onto the device; —detecting and recognizing the device connected to the computer together with the format; —selecting the suitable format; —transmitting the image and/or sound information in the selected format onto the device. The invention further relates to a corresponding data carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Michael Gutowski
  • Patent number: 8004506
    Abstract: A display control device for controlling the display of an image in a display device includes a decision unit configured to decide whether the state of a scaling of a moving-image portion in a display object image or an image to be displayed in the display device has changed; and a display control unit configured to select a screen mode for displaying the display object image in response to the change in the scaling state of the moving-image portion in the display object image, and to display the display object image in the screen mode in the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinsuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7978761
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for ordering datagrams within an encoded datastream. The system includes a parser for separating headers from each respective datagram. A decoder decodes the separated headers to determine a frame group, a frame number within the frame group, a datagram number within the frame; and a total number of datagrams within the frame. An address generator determines a position for each datagram within the datastream and orders the datagrams within the datastream in response to decoding of the header to produce a video data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: VectorMAX Corporation
    Inventors: Jon Rachwalski, Daniel Witt
  • Patent number: 7966640
    Abstract: A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Personalized Media Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Harvey, James William Cuddihy
  • Patent number: 7965840
    Abstract: A method of transmitting and receiving data in which cipher-transmission of digital information data for which forbidden codes including timing identification codes are predetermined can be carried out with enciphered digital information data without containing undesirable forbidden code. Digital information data contained in word sequence data which also contain time reference code data composed of the timing identification codes are subjected to enciphering process without producing the forbidden code to produce the enciphered digital information data which do not contain any forbidden code. Enciphered word sequence data are constituted with the enciphered digital information data and the time reference code data to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yujiro Ito, Tsutomu Shimosato
  • Patent number: 7950043
    Abstract: The receiving apparatus of the present invention includes: a reception unit which receives a broadcast; an output unit which outputs a service included in the received broadcast; an execution unit which executes an application program included in the received broadcast; an extraction unit which extracts, from service information included in the received broadcast, a font identifier which is information for identifying font data corresponding to the service; a switch detection unit which detects that a currently outputted service is switched; a connection unit which adopts, as font data to be used by the application program, font data identified by the font identifier corresponding to the currently outputted service that is detected; and a rendering unit which renders the font data to be used by the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hirosi Aoki, Sigenori Doi
  • Patent number: 7928995
    Abstract: A database methodology that concerns the mapping of any arbitrary object into a plurality of regions, enabling the assignment of multiple region-specific attributes thereto and facilitating the concurrent, graphical presentation of any assigned attributes. Attribute storage, manipulation, and presentation are driven by the individual regions and characteristics of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J Daignault, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7926084
    Abstract: A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Personalized Media Communications LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Harvey, James William Cuddihy
  • Publication number: 20100309972
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a receiving apparatus including a correlation value computer configured, for a digital signal, transmitted on a frame basis, having a correlation between a first section and a second section occupying predetermined intervals at a start part of each frame, to extract signals in two sections separated by time intervals of the first section and the second section and compute correlation values; a maximum value detector configured to detect a maximum value of the correlation values; a digital signal processor configured to execute processing on the digital signal on the basis of a timing with which a maximum value has been detected by the maximum value detector; and a reset processor configured to reset the processing executed in the digital signal processor every time the maximum value is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventor: Hidetoshi KAWAUCHI
  • Publication number: 20100289950
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for displaying enabling the transmission, formatting, and display of multimedia data after a hot plug event during a start-up dead period. In particular, approaches for transmission, formatting, and display of multimedia data in the absence or non-operation of a hot plug detect system or signal, so that multimedia information can be displayed in a proper format even during the dead period when no hot plug detect signal is received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Osamu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20100289949
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for transmitting and displaying video data after a hot plug event during a start-up dead period. In particular, hot plug events occurring when a toggleable hot plug detection mechanism is use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventor: Osamu Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20100283790
    Abstract: Multiple systems and methods for accurately regenerating interlaced video signals that are transmitted using DSI is provided. In some embodiments, multiple types of VSYNC packets may be defined and used in encoding packets depending when the edge of a VSYNC pulse does or does not coincide with the start of a HSYNC pulse. These types of VSYNC packets may be distinguished in some embodiments by either create new VSYNC packet types, or encoding unused bits in existing DSI packets. In other embodiments, a filter may be used to detect and correct HSYNC frequency distortions caused during the regeneration of interlaced video signals decoded from DSI packets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Inventors: JingJiang YIN, Rod Miller
  • Publication number: 20100277608
    Abstract: An image shooting apparatus records video information obtained by shooting a subject, and transfers the video information to an external appliance by communication conforming to the HDMI standards. The image shooting apparatus also records rotation information representing how, when a video based on the video information is displayed on the external appliance, the video is to be rotated, and, when transferring the video information, transmits the rotation information to the external appliance by use of CEC conforming to the HDMI standards. Thus, an image shooting apparatus that transmits a shot video to an external appliance also transmits rotation information by use of CEC so as to be capable of making the external appliance display the shot image in a rotated state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Kitamori, Ichiro Yamada
  • Patent number: 7818778
    Abstract: A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: Personalized Media Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Harvey, James William Cuddihy
  • Publication number: 20100263003
    Abstract: A method according to the present disclosure comprises displaying a program in a first format on a first television channel to a user and automatically displaying a message to the user indicating that the program is available in a second format on a second television channel. The message may be displayed on the first television channel while the program in the first format is being displayed. Additionally, the automatic displaying of the message may be unprompted by the user. In certain embodiments, the user may be provided the option to purchase the program in the second format if the second format is not within the user's subscription.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Shekhar Gupta, Michael Aaron Roberts, Krishnakumar K. Bhaskarankutty Nair
  • Patent number: 7787050
    Abstract: A method and system for decoding and storing encoded control data delivered via the horizontal overscan area of a video signal. An interactive device performs behavior defined by control data encoded into a video signal that can be broadcast or played-back from video tape. The interactive device is equipped with a non-volatile memory that permits the control data to be stored for performance subsequent to, or during, the transmission session. The control data is delivered as a series of control data words that include genus codes identifying the interactive device to which the data word is directed. During a transmission session, control data words will be repeated, so that an interactive device receives several control data words with the same sequence number. Based on the relative gradings, the interactive device will replace previously received control data words of lower quality than subsequently received data words having the same sequence number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Inventors: Craig S. Ranta, Harjit Singh, Jeffrey M. Alexander
  • Patent number: 7760764
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving apparatus and method of reducing an output time of broadcast content, includes for the apparatus, a transport stream generator generating a transport stream from a digital broadcast signal, a transport stream buffer buffering the transport stream, a controller determining whether the buffered transport stream is reliable; a transport stream processor searching for interpretation information for interpreting broadcast content from the buffered transport stream, and searching for the broadcast content based on the interpretation information, if the buffered transport stream is determined as reliable, and an audio and video processor processing the searched broadcast content. Therefore, it is possible to quickly output and provide broadcast content to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-joon Ahn, Cheol-Ju Hwang
  • Publication number: 20100141835
    Abstract: In order to detect interlace errors in a video signal, one receives successive digitally coded frames, each frame comprising data for a field of a first type and data for a field of a second type (i.e. a top field and bottom field or vice versa). One then generates for each field of the first type:—a first difference signal (D1 F1) representative of the difference between the field and the second-type field of the previous frame;—a second difference signal (D1 F2) representative of the difference between the field and the second-type field of the same frame; and—a third difference signal (D1 F3) representative of the difference between the field and the second-type field of the following frame. Then, in dependence of the values of said difference signals, a decision signal (wOFlag) is generated indicating an estimated temporal relationship of the field to the second-type field of the same frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Andrew Gordon Davis
  • Publication number: 20100146018
    Abstract: A method for constructing a file format, and an apparatus for processing a digital broadcasting signal including a file having the file format and a method thereof are disclosed. A method for constructing a multimedia application format (MAF) file format is characterized in that the MAF file format comprises a plurality of boxes, i.e., a first box indicating a type or version of a file for the file format, a second box including at least one track box and describing presentation of a scene including the track box, the track box including description for one media, and a third box including real contents described by each track box. Accordingly, it is possible to construct a file format most suitable for a type of a corresponding file and properly process the file format in the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jeong Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 7724265
    Abstract: A YUV format to be stored in a memory is selected from A or B by a format judging unit for RGB data that is the input output display data of a memory unit, based on the comparison between chrominance (U, V) difference information on horizontal two pixels and the threshold values of U difference and V difference to be resistor-set at a format judging unit. The YUV data and information of A or B that are YUV format-converted at the format conversion unit are stored in the memory. The selection of the YUV format of A or B is, when the chrominance difference information is small as compared with the threshold value the format is YUV 422 (B conversion), and when it is large the format is that the low order bits of Y, U, V of each pixel are reduced (A conversion).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Renesas Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Naoki Takada, Yasuyuki Kudo, Goro Sakamaki
  • Publication number: 20100118190
    Abstract: A method for content delivery includes receiving a request for delivery of a still image to a client terminal. A promotional image is selected to be delivered to the client terminal together with the still image. The still image and the promotional image are processed together so as to create an image sequence containing the still image and the promotional image in a moving picture format. Responsively to the request for delivery of the still image, the image sequence is delivered over a network for display in the moving picture format by the client terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Mobixell Networks
    Inventors: Roni Salfati, Ron Perry, Gadi Inon, Amir Shatz
  • Publication number: 20100106879
    Abstract: A method and system in accordance with the present invention provides a system that allows a portable media player to control settings of portable media player when receiving video from an accessory, to control playback of the portable media player and to provide for navigation between video tracks in a hierarchical fashion. In so doing, a portable media player can then utilize this information to provide for the maximum functionality of the accessory when connected to the portable media player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jay S. Laefer, Gregory T. Lydon, Donald J. Novotney, John B. Filson, David Tupman
  • Patent number: 7671874
    Abstract: A database methodology that concerns the mapping of any arbitrary object into a plurality of regions, enabling the assignment of multiple region-specific attributes thereto and facilitating the concurrent, graphical presentation of any assigned attributes. Attribute storage, manipulation, and presentation are driven by the individual regions and characteristics of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard J Daignault, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100045863
    Abstract: Provided is an image display system. The image display system includes a host image processor, a sub image processor, and a power line communication carrier The host image processor processes a broadcasting signal received through a tuner, or an image signal received from an external image data generator so that the signal is displayable, and transmitting the same. The sub image processor displays an image signal transmitted from the host image processor. The power line communication carrier transmits/receives a signal between the host image processor and the sub image processor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jong-Seok Park
  • Publication number: 20100033626
    Abstract: Disclosed is a control method of an image processing apparatus, the control method including: processing one among a first image, a second image formed on the basis of a different frame rate from that of the first image, and an overlay image where the first image is overlapped with the second image, which is inputted, to be displayable; and compensating for a motion of the processed image on the basis of the first image if it is determined that the inputted image is the first image or the overlay image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co.., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-hyun Jang, Oh-yun Kwon, Young-joong Noh
  • Publication number: 20090303384
    Abstract: A video-signal processing apparatus includes a video-signal input unit to which a video signal including multiple images arranged in a time sequential manner is input; a time-division output unit configured to output, in a time-division manner, the video signal constituting n images corresponding to the multiple images; signal processing units configured to individually perform image quality adjustments on the n images output from the time-division output unit; operation input units through which adjustment values of the image quality adjustments performed by the signal processing units are input; and image output units configured to output images that have been subjected to the image quality adjustments using the signal processing units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Inoue, Tetsushi Kokubo, Hitoshi Mukai, Hirofumi Hibi, Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20090222871
    Abstract: Within the context of the broadcasting of DVB services over an IP network, the trend is to separate the signalling information describing the network and the services offered from the services themselves. The signalling is made available to the terminals via XML files available on HTTP servers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2005
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Ralf Schaefer, Yves Maetz
  • Patent number: 7558326
    Abstract: A communication system including a transmitter, a receiver, and a TMDS-like link, in which video data and auxiliary data (typically including timing data associated with other auxiliary data) are transmitted from the transmitter to the receiver, or in which video data are transmitted over the link from the transmitter to the receiver, and auxiliary data (typically including timing data associated with other auxiliary data) are transmitted from the receiver to the transmitter. In typical embodiments the auxiliary data include one or more streams of audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Lyle, Gyudong Kim, Min-Kyu Kim, Ken-Sue Tan, Paul Daniel Wolf, William C. Altmann, Russel A. Martin
  • Publication number: 20090096921
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: digital-source processing means for processing a plurality of digital sources; analog-source processing means for processing a plurality of analog sources; and generation means for generating a clock independently of a clock locked with each input source of the digital sources and the analog sources, and generating a clock in synchronism with a clock selected out of the input sources. The digital-source processing means and the analog-source processing means have individual clock recovery functions independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 16, 2009
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Katayama
  • Publication number: 20090091654
    Abstract: This aims at providing an image recording apparatus and an image recording method which can output an image suitable for an aspect ratio of a display screen. When connection history data does not fulfill a predetermined condition, predetermined viewpoint image data is selected as a representative image. On the other hand, when the connection history data fulfills the predetermined condition, image data of a plurality of viewpoints taken by the image pickup units are synthesized to generate panoramic image data horizontally wider than the image data of viewpoints, and the generated image data is set as representative image data. Then, the panoramic image file which includes image data of respective viewpoints as sub-image data as well as the representative image data, is generated in the multi-page format, and is recorded in the memory card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi NAKAMURA, Mikio WATANABE, Izumi MIYAKE, Satoru OKAMOTO
  • Patent number: 7508454
    Abstract: A digital television receiving system having a security mechanism which simultaneously handles two or more separate television program signals is described. The system includes a plurality of digital television receiver mechanisms for receiving a plurality of separate digital television program signal transport streams. The system also includes a multiplexer mechanism coupled to the digital television receiver mechanisms for tagging and multiplexing the received program signal transport streams into a single combined signal transport stream. The combined transport stream is supplied to a security mechanism which limits usable access to the combined stream to authorized users. The system further includes a demultiplexer mechanism for receiving an access-allowed combined transport stream from the security mechanism and demultiplexing the combined transport stream into separate transport streams corresponding to the separate transport streams received by the receiver mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: SmarDTV SA
    Inventors: Luc Vantalon, Gilles Gautier, Arnaud Boursier
  • Patent number: 7489257
    Abstract: Presented herein is a system that enables a vehicle operator to record continuous images of surrounding traffic activity, wherein the vehicle is equipped with a video camera 20 for continuously recording the vehicle surroundings. The system further comprises a marking switch 42 that enables the vehicle operator, upon viewing a possible traffic violation, to trigger a marking module 40; a marking module 40 that identifies and marks, in real-time, at least one location of the video recording that relates to the at least one possible traffic violation committed by at least one other vehicle operator; a portable storage device 30; an editing module 50 for preparing recorded segments for transmission, which include at least one recording portion that appears before the added mark and at least one recording portion that appears after the added mark; and a communication module 60 for transmitting the prepared recording segments to a designated server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Inventor: Doron Izakov
  • Patent number: 7477320
    Abstract: A method and system for decoding and storing encoded control data delivered via the horizontal overscan area of a video signal. An interactive device such as a toy performs behavior defined by control data that can be encoded into a video signal. The toy is equipped with a decoder for extracting data from the horizontal overscan portion of the video signal, and a non-volatile memory that permits the control data to be stored for use after the video signal is no longer being received. The control data are delivered as a series of words that include genus codes and sequence codes. Genus codes identify the specific toy to which the word is directed, as more than one toy may receive the video signal. Error grading is used to minimize the effect of such signal deterioration, so the toy will replace previously received words if newer words are of higher quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Buresift Data Ltd. LLC
    Inventors: Craig S. Ranta, Jeffrey M. Alexander, Harjit Singh
  • Patent number: 7433424
    Abstract: The present invention relates to signal receiving apparatus and method for efficiently transmitting a digital satellite broadcast signal received, and recording medium. A DSS broadcast signal from an antenna is subjected to station selection in a front end circuit, the scramble thereof is released in a descramble circuit, and further it is judged whether the broadcast signal concerned is an SD broadcast signal or HD broadcast signal. The SD signal is decoded in an MPEG decode circuit, converted to an NTSC signal in an NTSC encode circuit, and then output from a video cable. The HD signal is rearranged to a structure conformed with the ATSC system in a multiplexing editing circuit, encrypted in an encryption circuit and then output from an IEEE1394 interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Jun Hirai
  • Publication number: 20080127285
    Abstract: Media formatting wherein media available from a media source is formatted for use with a media terminal. The formatting may include formatting the media to corresponding with operating characteristics of the terminal. The formatting may also include formatting one or more transmission and allowing the terminal to select the transmission having a matching/compatible format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: David K. Broberg
  • Publication number: 20080111919
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that can be used to process and transmit data in two dissimilar formats. DVI or DisplayPort (DPortV1) standardized formats are disclosed. This integration, which can be operated in each mode as fully compliant circuit with the specific standard, allows the same video capture and analog circuits to be configured and used for processing of both formats, thereby reducing the number of circuits required as well as the over all size of the integrated solution. Board space is also reduced by using this integrated chip. The use of the same chip in both applications also takes advantage of the manufacturing economy of scale to reduce the cost of the chip to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Jianbin Hao, Yanjing Ke, Ning Zhu
  • Publication number: 20080106643
    Abstract: A system capable of transmitting and receiving high frequency video signals across various lengths of a twisted pair cable while maintaining video quality is presented. The system includes a transmitter and a receiver tandem coupled together over twisted pair cable. Each video component is mixed with a reference signal in the transmitter and driven differentially onto the twisted pair cable. Upon detection of a signal in the twisted pair cable, the receiver adjusts its internal gains until the known characteristic of the reference signal is achieved. The receiver than automatically adjusts the skew & DC offset. Thus, the receiver is able to automatically measure the degradation in video quality and appropriately compensate the video signals for the accumulated degradation caused primarily by the transmission between the transmitter and the receiver. The compensated video may subsequently be provided to a video display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
    Applicant: RGB SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: RAYMOND WILLIAM HALL, GARY DEAN COLE, Donald E. Parreco
  • Publication number: 20080043144
    Abstract: A computer program product includes machine readable instructions for providing enhanced video output by: receiving footage including likeness information in a plurality of modalities; demultiplexing the plurality of modalities to provide information for each modality; comparing information from at least two of the modalities for determining a correlation in the likeness information; using the correlation, obtaining semantic information for association with the likeness; and combining the semantic information with the likeness information for providing the enhanced video output. A system for implementing the computer program product includes resources for receiving the footage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2006
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arnon Amir, Giridharan Iyengar, Ran D. Zilca
  • Patent number: 7283570
    Abstract: In a digital broadcasting signal receiving/recording/reproducing apparatus, a recorded program can be immediately reproduced without performing complicated operations. Only a desired program and information related to the desired program are separated to be extracted from the digital broadcasting signal. Then, the separated/extracted broadcasting signal is supplied to a recording/reproducing apparatus. In the recording/reproducing apparatus, the supplied broadcasting signal is recorded, and the recorded program can be immediately reproduced without complicated manipulating operations during the signal reproducing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Takashimizu, Yuji Yamamoto, Kenji Katsumata, Takumi Okamura, Takuya Matsumoto, Shuko Sei, Yuji Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 7221406
    Abstract: A method of producing digital data, which comprises the steps of making first arrangements for 12-bit word digital data constituting a digital video signal, which include a frame rate of 24 Hz, 25 Hz, 30 Hz, 50 Hz or 60 Hz, 1125 lines per frame, 1080 active lines per frame, a sampling frequency of 74.25 MHz or 148.5 MHz and 1920 or 1280 active data samples per line, making second arrangements for the 12-bit word digital data, in which 12-bit codes each containing an upper 8-bit portion representing 00h or FFh (h indicates a hexadecimal number) are predetermined to be forbidden code for each active line, and forming the 12-bit word digital data constituting the digital video signal in accordance with the first and second arrangements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeyuki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 7138991
    Abstract: A display data packet contains identification information. A display unit communication system includes a control unit, a terminal adaptor to which a terminal adaptor ID is assigned and which is connected to the control unit, and a display unit to which a display unit ID is assigned and which is connected to the terminal adaptor in series and drives a display element according to the display data packet supplied from the control unit. The terminal adaptor receives a display data packet, the terminal adaptor ID of which agrees with that contained in the identification information, and transfers the display data packet to the display unit. The display unit receives the display data packet, the display unit ID of which agrees with that contained in the identification information, and drives the display element to display an image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Nichia Corporation
    Inventor: Ryuhei Tsuji
  • Patent number: 7123631
    Abstract: In a digital broadcasting signal receiving/recording/reproducing apparatus, a recorded program can be immediately reproduced without performing complicated operations. Only a desired program and information related to the desired program are separated to be extracted from the digital broadcasting signal. Then, the separated/extracted broadcasting signal is supplied to a recording/reproducing apparatus. In the recording/reproducing apparatus, the supplied broadcasting signal is recorded, and the recorded program can be immediately reproduced without complicated manipulating operations during the signal reproducing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Takashimizu, Yuji Yamamoto, Kenji Katsumata, Takumi Okamura, Takuya Matsumoto, Shuko Sei, Yuji Hatanaka