For Controlling Video Processing (e.g., Digitally Assisted Video) Patents (Class 348/474)
  • Patent number: 10142666
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus generates an audiovisual content item data stream (e.g. transport stream) comprising a plurality of individual audiovisual data streams with audiovisual components for the content item. A generator (301-307) generates a first stream comprising both mandatory audio data and replaceable audio data for the audio representation where the replaceable audio data being data can be replaced by alternative audio data. A combiner (309) includes the resulting stream into the content item data stream. A receiving apparatus includes an extractor (403) which extracts the mandatory audio data from the received stream. A replacer (415) may replace the replaceable audio data by alternative audio data and an output (415) can generate an audio signal from the mandatory and alternative audio data. The approach may specifically provide an improved and more flexible data stream for audiovisual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Robert Albertus Brondijk, Arnoldus Werner Johannes Oomen, Fransiscus Marinus Jozephus De Bont
  • Patent number: 9866772
    Abstract: A method for correcting and presenting a barrel distorted image is disclosed. In the method an output image is created having a user-defined aspect ratio (AR), and the method comprises acquiring a continuous flow of barrel distorted images in a video camera and processing the image in an image processing unit. The processed image is added as an output image to an image stream, and the actual processing includes applying a barrel distortion correction so as to form a corrected image having a smallest width (w?) and a smallest height (h?), and generating the output image by cropping the corrected image to a height exceeding or equaling the smallest height (h?) and having the user-defined aspect ratio (AR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Henning Gredegard, Bjorn Ardo, Dawid Studzinski
  • Patent number: 9667934
    Abstract: Transmission of HDR image data is satisfactorily performed between apparatuses. A transmission apparatus (synchronized apparatus) transmits the HDR image data to a reception apparatus (source apparatus) over a transmission path. At that time, the transmission apparatus transmits information on a transmission method for and/or information on gamma correction for the HDR image data to the reception apparatus over the transmission path. The reception apparatus performs processing (decoding processing, gamma correction processing, and the like) on the received HDR image data, based on the information on the transmission method and/or the information on the gamma correction that are received. For example, the transmission apparatus receives from the reception apparatus the pieces of information on the transmission method and/or the gamma correction that the reception apparatus can support, selects the method that the reception apparatus can support, and thus uses the selected method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Yasuhisa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9571467
    Abstract: An information management system includes an information processing device, and an information management device that prepares log information indicating a content of communication with the information processing device. The information processing device includes a recording data acquisition unit, an encryption unit, and a transmitting unit. The recording data acquisition unit sequentially acquires recording data indicating a content of communication between the information management device and the information processing device. The encryption unit encrypts the recording data to prepare encrypted data. The transmitting unit transmits the encrypted data to the information management device. The information management device includes a log information preparation unit that prepares the log information including the encrypted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Machida
  • Patent number: 9392244
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus generates moving image data including first image data and second image data, and generates first time code information corresponding to the first image data and second time code information corresponding to the second image data. The transmitting apparatus transmits, to an external apparatus, the first image data included in the moving image data and the first time code information corresponding to the first image data, and transmits, to the external apparatus, the second image data included in the moving image data and the second time code information corresponding to the second image data. The transmitting apparatus determines, in accordance with a first condition, the first image data from a plurality of image data included in the moving image data, and determines the second image data, in accordance with a second condition, from the plurality of image data included in the moving image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noboru Omori
  • Patent number: 9191697
    Abstract: Device and method for real time monitoring, and providing of useful program specific information (PSI) of a program received from a digital TV broadcasting system to a watcher, wherein, when broadcasting program PSI is changed, the change of the PSI is detected by monitoring a PMT in a PSIP, and facts of the change or addition of additional functions for a program following the change or addition of the PSI of the digital broadcasting program is reflected and informed to a watcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jin Pil Kim
  • Patent number: 9041812
    Abstract: Real-time access by a requestor to surveillance video is conditionally pre-authorized dependent on the existence of at least one pre-specified automatically detectable condition, and recorded in a data processing system. A requestor subsequently requests real-time access to the surveillance video (e.g., as a result of an alarm), and if the pre-specified automatically detectable condition is met, access is automatically granted, i.e., without the need for manual intervention. An automatically detectable condition could, e.g., be an alarm condition detected by a sensor at the site of the video surveillance. Alternatively, it could be a locational proximity of the requestor to the site of the video surveillance. Alternatively, it could be a previously defined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald L. Billau, Vincenzo V. Di Luoffo, Dan P. Dumarot, Matthew J. Paschal, Brandon W. Schulz, James E. Woodbury
  • Patent number: 8988613
    Abstract: When the wireless communication connection with the display device is established and the ROM stores the display device identifier for uniquely identifying the display device and the setting information so as to be associated with each other, a control unit causes the format of the image to change by the video signal processing unit based on the setting information stored in the ROM and causes the image whose format is changed to be wirelessly transmitted to the wireless communication circuit unit, without performing request for transmission of the setting information to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Takahisa Endo
  • Patent number: 8970786
    Abstract: A system for controlling ambient light effects comprises a receiving device including at least one processor programmed to parse incoming video content to detect at least one portion of the incoming video content and determine at least one ambient light effect to be associated with the portion of the video content. The system further comprises a home automation controller in communication with the processor and at least one lighting device in communication with the receiving device and the home automation controller. The processor of the receiving device is programmed to send a command to the home automation controller specifying the ambient light effect determined by the processor to be associated with the portion of the video content. The lighting device generates the ambient light effect specified in the command when the portion of the video content is displayed to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Li, Megan Farrell, Aixin Liu, Djung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8953013
    Abstract: This invention discloses an image pickup device and an image synthesis method thereof The image pickup device comprises an image-pickup module, an image-synthesis module, a database and a processing module. The image-pickup module captures a plurality of temporary images of a scene. The image-synthesis module extracts a part of each temporary image and combines the parts to form a panorama temporary image, and splits the panorama temporary image into a plurality of zone-areas according to at least one threshold value and a panorama luminosity histogram. The database stores a lookup table for recording a plurality of exposure values. The plurality of the exposure values correspond to luminance values of the zone-areas respectively. The processing module obtains the plurality of exposure values corresponding to the luminance values and obtains a weighting-exposure value by an equation, and controls the image-pickup module to capture the panorama image according to the weighting-exposure value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Altek Corporation
    Inventors: Hong-Long Chou, Chia-Chun Tseng, Chia-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 8928812
    Abstract: A system for controlling ambient light effects comprises a receiving device including at least one processor programmed to parse incoming video content to detect at least one portion of the incoming video content and determine at least one ambient light effect to be associated with the portion of the video content. The system further comprises a home automation controller in communication with the processor and at least one lighting device in communication with the receiving device and the home automation controller. The processor of the receiving device is programmed to send a command to the home automation controller specifying the ambient light effect determined by the processor to be associated with the portion of the video content. The lighting device generates the ambient light effect specified in the command when the portion of the video content is displayed to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Li, Megan Farrell, Aixin Liu, Djung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8917354
    Abstract: A method for detecting motion in video fields of video data, comprises the steps of: calculating texture information for a pixel in the video fields; determining a threshold value as a function of the calculated texture information; calculating a differential value for the pixel; and detecting motion in the video fields as a function of the determined threshold value and the calculated differential value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Amlogic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dongjian Wang, Xin Hu, Xuyun Chen
  • Patent number: 8913199
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a computing device, a first selection of first video content. The method also includes sending the first video content to a display device. The method further includes adding a first element corresponding to the first video content to a list. The list includes multiple elements and each element of the list corresponds to respective previously displayed video content. The method includes sending the list to the display device. The elements of the list are ordered based on display times of the corresponding video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles Stahulak, Bruce Barnes, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil Marathe
  • Patent number: 8866968
    Abstract: Provided is a video processing device capable of displaying an easily viewable video utilizing a broader area in a display. A video processing unit that is included in the video processing device and processes an input video includes a first memory that stores the input video, a second memory that stores the input video, a compression/expansion control unit that compresses and/or expands a first area of the input video stored in the first memory and compresses and/or expands a second area of the input video stored in the second memory, and an image composing unit that generates an output video in which a video of the first area compressed and/or expanded by the compression/expansion control unit and a video of the second area compressed and/or expanded by the compression/expansion control unit are horizontally aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 8850714
    Abstract: A chromaticity correction device corrects chromaticity of a video signal displayed on a display panel of a display device to correspond to a change in a luminance value of the display panel. The chromaticity correction device includes a luminance detection unit which detects the luminance value, a backlight driving level detection unit which detects a backlight driving level, a temperature detection unit which detects an internal device temperature or an ambient temperature, a reference luminance value calculation unit which estimates a reference luminance value in a characteristic of an initial state, a chromaticity calculation unit which obtains a chromaticity change amount of white point chromaticity and estimated white point chromaticity that is an estimated value of current white point chromaticity, a chromaticity correction value calculation unit which obtains a chromaticity correction value and a chromaticity correction circuit which corrects the chromaticity of the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Matsui
  • Patent number: 8854555
    Abstract: Systems and methods for toggling between television channels that appear on a display. A listing of channels is received from a user, with the channels being prioritized in an order of preference. One or more toggle types are also received from the user, with each toggle type further including a toggle trigger. In use, a channel is displayed on the display until a toggle trigger is detected. Once detected, the channel on the display is changed to another channel from the list of channels. This process may continue with the detection of another toggle trigger causing another changing of the displayed channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Darryl Adderly, Brian Murray, Wenjian Qiao, Prasad Kashyap
  • Patent number: 8842223
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmitter apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a transmitter system capable of easily transmitting a wideband signal. The transmitter apparatus includes: a first acquisition unit that obtains first transmission control information; a second acquisition unit that obtains second transmission control information similar to information input to another transmitter apparatus; and a generating unit that processes transmission target data based on a parameter contained in the first transmission control information and generates data including the processed transmission target data and the second transmission control information. The present technology can be applied to a transmitter apparatus that transmits a DVB-C2 signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroo Takahashi, Lachlan Bruce Michael, Takashi Yokokawa, Naoki Yoshimochi, Takahiro Okada
  • Patent number: 8830393
    Abstract: Spatial or temporal interpolation may be performed upon source video content to create interpolated video content. A video signal including the interpolated video content and non-interpolated video content (e.g. the source video content) may be generated. At least one indicator for distinguishing the non-interpolated video content from the interpolated video content may also be generated. The video signal and indicator(s) may be passed from a video source device to a video sink device. The received indicator(s) may be used to distinguish the non-interpolated video content from the interpolated video content in the received video signal. The non-interpolated video content may be used to “redo” the interpolation or may be recorded to a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: David Glen
  • Publication number: 20140240593
    Abstract: A device for transmitting multiple control formats from an audio/video source to an audio/video monitor receiver. The device includes a high definition multimedia interface cable that has a plurality of communication channels, including a consumer electronic control channel. Furthermore, a pair of plugs are coupled to the respective ends of the high definition multimedia interface cable and can be coupled to audio/video sources and receivers. A pair of interface ports are further coupled to the high definition multimedia interface cable and communicatively coupled to the consumer electronic control channel. The device transmits a first control format on the consumer electronic control channel when the input port is not coupled to a switching device and transmits a second control format on the consumer electronic control channel when the input port is coupled to a switching device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KEY DIGITAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Mikhail Tsinberg, Leon G. Tsinberg, Ilsoo Yu
  • Patent number: 8797461
    Abstract: A screen time control device includes a source interface for receiving a video signal, a processor connected to the video source interface for overlaying the video signal with a translucent signal to produce an overlaid video signal, and a device interface connected to the processor for receiving the overlaid video signal and providing the overlaid video signal to the display device. The processor substitutes the translucent signal in the overlaid video signal with a parental signal, where the parental signal can be a substantially opaque overlay signal that masks an image on the screen of the display device to prohibit viewing of the screen, a textual message, or a combination of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Behavioral Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Steve G. Davis, Jim Vincent, Trever Patton, Kristin Christopherson
  • Patent number: 8773585
    Abstract: A method for identifying state of macro block of de-interlacing computing and an image processing apparatus are provided, the method is as follows. A video frame is divided into a plurality of regions, where each of the regions includes a plurality of macro blocks. Then, a basic threshold corresponding to each of the regions is provided according to a position of each of the regions in the video frame, and a first macro block is identified to be a first type macro block or a second type macro block according to the basic threshold corresponding to one of the regions where the first macro block of the macro blocks locates. Then, a corresponding de-interlacing computing step is performed on the first macro block according to an result that the first macro block is identified as the first type macro block or the second type macro block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: ALi (Zhuhai) Corporation
    Inventors: Jin-Song Wen, Feng Gao, Jin-Fu Wang
  • Patent number: 8767124
    Abstract: A method and a device for preparing a media stream containing more than one component stream for picture-in-picture applications are described along with the corresponding method and device for rendering the media stream in a picture-in-picture mode. The invention allows for live and dynamic picture-in-picture rendering of the component streams contained in the media stream. Extensions to the media formats that shall support various multimedia applications, such as the MPEG-2 Transport Stream and ISO media format, are proposed to enable such a dynamic picture-in-picture functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Lihua Zhu, Jun Li, Zhenyu Wu
  • Patent number: 8768103
    Abstract: There is provided a video processing apparatus comprising a motion vector detection unit for detecting data on the motions of objects by using at least two frames, an interpolation frame generation unit for generating interpolation frames in the horizontal/vertical and temporal directions in accordance with the motion vectors obtained by the motion vector detection unit, and an image feature detection unit for detecting the features of motions extended over the at least two frames, wherein the procedures, performed by the image feature detection unit, of generating interpolation frames in the horizontal/vertical and temporal directions are switched over in accordance with the features of motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Ogino, Mitsuo Nakajima, Yoshiaki Mizuhashi, Kenta Takanohashi
  • Patent number: 8761579
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video data processing apparatus which receives a data file includes a file receiving module, an analyzer, a default data storage module, a data restoration module, and a management module. The data file includes a header, in which a header key field, a header length field, and a header value field are arranged. The analyzer detects a character string, thereby detects a header key field of the data file received by the file receiving module, and reads out header metadata information from a following header value field. The data restoration module discards header data from a first position, in absence of the character string at the first position, and restores default data in the default data storage module instead of the discarded header data. The management module stores the header metadata information and the default data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Akihiko Nakao
  • Publication number: 20140168513
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus has a receiver that receives main video data and difference data including a difference between the main video data and high-quality data. The apparatus further has a generator that uses the main video data and the difference data, thereby to generate high-quality video data higher in quality than the main video data. Further, the apparatus has an output device that outputs acquisition information related to the difference data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Takayuki Mori
  • Patent number: 8730403
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a video communication device and a method thereof, the method comprises: obtain a current battery energy level of a device; load information of the battery energy level to a ready-to-send video; execute video encoding to the ready-to-send video and sending the same. The present invention can display the information of the energy level of one party's device on the video communication image of another party's device, so that another party can realize the actually current battery energy level of one party's device, tempos of the video communication can be controlled well, effects of the video communication can be raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Huizhou TCL Mobile Communciation Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhibing Yang
  • Patent number: 8704956
    Abstract: An apparatus for transmitting broadcasting content including a control signal in a broadcasting network, the apparatus includes: a modulator configured to modulate broadcasting content by a predetermined modulation method; a control signal generator configured to generate a control signal for remote control of infrastructure; an adder configured to add the control signal to the modulated broadcasting content; and a DTV transmitter configured to convert the added signal to a DTV broadcasting signal and transmit the DTV broadcasting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Seo, Hyoungsoo Lim, Heung-Mook Kim, Soo-In Lee
  • Patent number: 8687128
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to systems and methods of navigating previously viewed channels. In a particular embodiment, a method may include maintaining a channel list in a memory, the channel list comprising multiple previously viewed channels. The method may also include receiving a first signal to select a first selected channel in the channel list. The method may also include tuning a channel tuner to the first selected channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles Stahulak, Bruce Barnes, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil Marathe
  • Patent number: 8625032
    Abstract: A method for capturing video frames from a plurality of video channels is provided. A list of a least two descriptors is formed for each of the plurality of video channels in a memory accessible to a direct memory access (DMA) engine, wherein each of the two or more descriptors for each channel is programmed to define a storage location for a sequential frame of video data for the channel. A sequence of video frames is received from the plurality of video channels, wherein for each channel, video frames are received at a frame rate for that channel. A DMA engine uses descriptors from the list to store video frames as they are received. The list is updated periodically to replace used descriptors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Kedar Chitnis, Brijesh Rameshbhal Jadav, Brian Okchon Chae, Manjunath Rudranna Hadli, David Edward Smith, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130258192
    Abstract: A video system, comprising includes a video reproduction device that retrieves a predetermined subset of video and audio data from a server. The video reproduction device then starts reproduction of the video and audio data based on the predetermined subset of video and audio data. The predetermined subset of video and audio data includes sufficient data to cause the video reproduction device to determine that all of the video and audio data has been received and that reproduction can be started.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hidenori FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20130113990
    Abstract: A document scanner comprises first and second image sensor units (30,32), each having an array of electromagnetic radiation detectors (44) situated adjacent circuitry (42) for operating the detectors. A scanning mechanism (70,72,76,78,80) causes relative movement between the detectors and a document to cause the detectors to scan the document along a scanning direction. The array of detectors of the first unit (30) is situated ahead of the array of detectors of the second unit (32) in said scanning direction, the orientation of the detectors of the first unit with respect to their circuitry thus being the reverse of that of the detectors of the second unit, thereby to reduce the distance, in the scanning direction, between the two arrays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Colortrac Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Roy Cullum, Graham James Ohn Tinn, Jianjun Zuo, Feng Li, Peng Jiang, David Badger, Jun Wang
  • Publication number: 20130057760
    Abstract: A source terminal to output audio and video data to an external output device acquires and stores connection information during a connection to the external output device, in which the connection information may be stored for a future connection to the same external output device. Also, the source device may configure audio and video data to be transmitted to the external output device using the stored connection information, and transmit the configured audio and video data to the external output device. A method for connecting to the external output device includes detecting a connection between a source terminal and an external output device, determining whether connection information of the external output device is stored in the source terminal, retrieving connection information of the external output device, configuring audio and video data for the external output device using the connection information, and transmitting the configured data to the external output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Pantech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-Yong LEE
  • Publication number: 20120314129
    Abstract: To allow a better coordination between an image creation artist such as a movie director of photography and the final viewer (via the display and its built-in image processing), we describe method of adding image defining information to an input image signal (I), comprising: —showing the input image (I) to a human operator; receiving via a user interface (303, 308) descriptive data (D) from the human operator, the descriptive data (D) including at least luminance values and/or geometrical shape information on the one hand, and a regime descriptor (rd) on the other hand; encoding into an output description data signal (DDO), relatable to an output image signal (O) based upon the input image signal (I), of the descriptive data (D) in a technical format standardized to be intended for use by a receiving display to control its image processing for changing the color properties of its rendered images.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: Mark Jozef Willem Mertens
  • Patent number: 8326133
    Abstract: An optical disc (2) contains at least one title comprising a collection of mosaic video data (22) which, on reading and suitable processing by a disc drive (3), result in a mosaic of multiple scenes (41, 42, 43, 44) in different sections (31, 32, 33, 34) of a display screen (4). The title further contains data (21) representing a machine-executable application for the disc drive (3) causing the disc drive (3) to generate a graphics layer overlying said mosaic of multiple scenes. Said graphics layer comprises a first portion which is at least partly transparent and which is aligned with one of said sections (31, 32, 33, 34) of the display screen (4); and said graphics layer comprises a second portion which is fully opaque and which is aligned with all other sections of the display screen (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Hendrikus Maria Lemmers
  • Publication number: 20120300127
    Abstract: A method for displaying multimedia content on the screen of a multimedia terminal, the multimedia content being encoded by data included in a file stored on a server remote from the terminal in a format such that the entire file is required by an application supporting the format for generating a display of the multimedia content on the screen of the terminal, wherein the method includes: requesting by the terminal the transmission of an encoding of the display of the multimedia content into a defined rendering format; using by the server the file for generating the rendering encoding of the multimedia content according to the defined rendering format by the terminal; and transmitting by the server the rendering encoding to the terminal using a graphic interface sharing protocol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Morard
  • Patent number: 8259232
    Abstract: An image display apparatus including an image receiving unit that receives an image signal on which additional display information is superimposed, an image display unit that displays the image signal on which the additional display information is superimposed in a screen, and an information display unit that displays predetermined display information at a display position of the additional display information so that the additional display information displayed in the screen is hidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Iino
  • Patent number: 8238725
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide personal video recording trick modes are provided. In one example, a method that provides a trick mode in a personal video recording system may include the steps of receiving a transport stream; storing data from the transport stream in a data storage; generating index table using the data from the transport stream; receiving a trick mode command; and accessing, based on the trick mode command, particular data in the data storage using the index table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Demas, Marcus Kellerman, Sandeep Bhatia, Srinivasa Mogathala Prabhakara Reddy, Sherman Chen, Vijayananand Aralaguppe, Girish Raghunath Hulamani, Pramod Chandraiah, Ghanashayam Bailwal
  • Publication number: 20120176541
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transmitting digital broadcast signal are provided. The apparatus includes a group formatter to format a data group including mobile service data, where the group formatter further maps the mobile service data into a data group of interleaved format, adds N training sequences into a corresponding location of the data group of interleaved format, adds signaling data into the data group of interleaved format, inserts place holder bytes for MPEG header and non-systematic Reed-Solomon (RS) parity into the data group of interleaved format, and deinterleaves the mobile service data in the data group of interleaved format, a non-systematic RS encoder to non-systematic RS encode the mobile service data in the formatted data group and insert non-systematic RS parity obtained from the non-systematic RS encoding into the formatted data group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyoung Gon Lee, Byoung Gill Kim, Won Gyu Song, In Hwan Choi, Jin Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 8212919
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a field forming unit configured to subject 3-2 pulldown materials to 3-2 pulldown to form field images in normal reproduction, and to add flag information to the field images, the flag information necessary to generate frame images from field images; and a generating unit configured to generate frame images from the formed field images based on the flag information, wherein in a special reproduction other than the normal reproduction, according to its reproduction form, the field forming unit forms a predetermined field image from the material, and adds flag information to the formed field images, the flag information that has to be added to a field image possibly formed by subjecting the material corresponding to the field image to 3-2 pulldown, and the generating unit generates a frame image from the field image based on the flag information added to the field image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Itou, Yasunari Hatasawa
  • Publication number: 20120070126
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video data processing apparatus which receives a data file includes a file receiving module, an analyzer, a default data storage module, a data restoration module, and a management module. The data file includes a header, in which a header key field, a header length field, and a header value field are arranged. The analyzer detects a character string, thereby detects a header key field of the data file received by the file receiving module, and reads out header metadata information from a following header value field. The data restoration module discards header data from a first position, in absence of the character string at the first position, and restores default data in the default data storage module instead of the discarded header data. The management module stores the header metadata information and the default data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Akihiko NAKAO
  • Publication number: 20120062792
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of notifying a reception side of a fact that a halftone process has been performed for data to be transmitted and a method of transmitting additional information to a reception side in image transferring among a plurality of devices. The present invention includes a step of performing image processes for video information and a step of outputting a signal containing the video information for which the image processes have been performed, and the signal to be output includes information related to the image processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Inventors: Yusuke Yatabe, Nobuaki Kabuto, Hironori Komi
  • Publication number: 20120038782
    Abstract: A system and method for enhancing data coherency and potential of at least one metadata associated with a video data configured to operate in a visual dynamic range (VDR) format is disclosed. The system comprises a metadata framing structure which includes a header start of frame bit set, a packet type bit set, a configuration bit set, a variable depth configuration/metadata bit set, a header end of frame bit set, a timestamp bit set for specifying a frame delay count to apply the at least one metadata to the video data and a checksum check bit set. The at least one metadata is designed to embed within a code word guard bit position of at least one color channel of the video data and adaptable to embed within the VDR pipeline to enhance the quality of the video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Neil W. Messmer, Brent Wilson
  • Publication number: 20120026281
    Abstract: There is provided a data processing apparatus for segmental processing of input data. The apparatus includes a plurality of data processors connected in a series configuration, the plurality of data processors being able to transmit discrete data packets over a video bus to one another, with the plurality of data processors being divided into a plurality of data processing sets; and a central controller coupled to the plurality of data processors for controlling allocation of the input data to the plurality of data processing sets, the central controller being also for controlling transmission of output data from the apparatus. The apparatus incorporates several varying methods for data transmittal amongst data processors and has several applications which will be described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Nick Murphy, Philip Laws, Teck Chee Lee, Yew Teng Too, Paul Pontin
  • Patent number: 8108577
    Abstract: A pair of processing modules and methods that enable low latency communications between a data processing system and devices located at a remote graphic user interface across a standard shared network in accordance with the present invention is disclosed. In one embodiment, an apparatus for communicating a raster video signal comprises a receiver enabled to receive the raster video signal from a graphics processor and obtain display control parameters of the raster video signal, the display control parameters comprising frequency and resolution information for the raster video signal; a raster encoder, coupled to the receiver, enabled to encode a plurality of scan lines of the raster video signal to generate a plurality of encoded scan lines; and a network controller, coupled to the raster encoder, enabled to transmit the plurality of encoded scan lines and the display control parameters as packets via an IP/Ethernet network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Teradici Corporation
    Inventor: David Victor Hobbs
  • Patent number: 8081865
    Abstract: To provide an AV data recording and reproducing apparatus capable of easily carrying out real-time recording and reproducing via a 1394 interface, and method thereof. Input time information relating to one or a plurality of transport packets are stored in the different transport packet; the transport packets and the different transport packet having input time information relating to the transport packets are recorded; and at the same time the transport packet recorded in the recording medium and the different transport packet are read; the different transport packet corresponding to one of a plurality of the recorded transport packets are extracted and the input time is specified; and based on the input time information, the corresponding transport packet is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Ito
  • Patent number: 8073257
    Abstract: Text data is extracted from image data read by an image reader. Log data containing the extracted text data is generated. The generated log data is stored in a log management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Uchikawa
  • Patent number: 8060902
    Abstract: The system for receiving broadcast digital data (in particular pay television services) comprises a master digital terminal (1), and at least one slave digital terminal (2) connected to the master terminal by a link (3) and able to receive protected digital data. The slave digital terminal can access the protected data only if information necessary for accessing the data and received by the master digital terminal is sent by way of link (3) to the slave digital terminal within a predetermined deadline. This information is in particular access entitlements to television services or keys for descrambling the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Philippe Leyendecker, Jean-Maurice Cueff, Daniel Creusot
  • Patent number: 8040436
    Abstract: A method for modifying a video image of a display apparatus, the method including dividing received broadcast signals into a video signal, an audio signal, and supplementary information, converting the video signal to a video image and displaying the converted video image, displaying a video image modifying menu for allowing a user to remotely change a size or aspect ratio for the displayed video image, and adjusting at least one of the size and aspect ratio of the displayed video image based on the supplementary information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Tae Jin Park, Woo Hyun Paik, Ick Hwan Kim, Sang Chul Bae, Su Dong Hong
  • Publication number: 20110234901
    Abstract: An apparatus for transmitting broadcasting content including a control signal in a broadcasting network, the apparatus includes: a modulator configured to modulate broadcasting content by a predetermined modulation method; a control signal generator configured to generate a control signal for remote control of infrastructure; an adder configured to add the control signal to the modulated broadcasting content; and a DTV transmitter configured to convert the added signal to a DTV broadcasting signal and transmit the DTV broadcasting signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Seo, Hyoungsoo Lim, Heung-Mook Kim, Soo-In Lee
  • Patent number: 8026924
    Abstract: A method for displaying a video signal and a display system using the same are provided. According to the method for displaying a video signal, the display system provides a setting menu through which a user can set an output resolution according to an occupancy level of a control means, and adjusts a resolution of video to be output to a display means according to the occupancy level of the control means. If video is not transmitted to the display means, the display system may display a warning message, so that a user can know the reason therefor. Therefore, it is possible to always provide a user with video optimized according to an occupancy level of a control means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-chan Kim