Frame Or Field Synchronizers Patents (Class 348/513)
  • Patent number: 10122998
    Abstract: A Holocam Orb system uses multiple Holocam Orbs (Orbs) within a real-life environment to generate an artificial reality representation of the real-life environment in real time. Each Orb is an electronic and software unit that includes a local logic module, a local CPU and multiple synchronous and asynchronous sensors, include stereo cameras, time-of-flight sensors, inertial measurement units and a microphone array. Each Orb synchronizes itself to a common master clock, and packages its asynchrony data into data bundles whose timings are matched to frame timing of synchronous sensors, and all gathered data bundles and data frames are given a time stamp using a reference clock common to all Orbs. The overlapping sensor data from all the Orbs is combined to create the artificial reality representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Peter van Baarsen, Michael Joseph Mannion, Kevin Gillett, Donald Gordon Wait, Keith Gillett, Jimmy Kwok Lap Lai, Alexander Burton
  • Patent number: 10110967
    Abstract: Methods and systems to release network bandwidth for a new video stream. One method includes the following steps: receiving, by a first real-time video encoder (RT-VE), a first incoming high-definition uncompressed video (HD-UV), compressing it into a first compressed video using a first low compression ratio, and sending it over a first network path to a first real-time video decoder (RT-VD). Extracting, by the first RT-VD, an outgoing HD-UV from the first compressed video. Inferring that after establishing the first network path, and as a result of insufficient bandwidth on a common link comprised in the first network path, a second RT-VE cannot send a second compressed video to a second RT-VD over a second network path that includes the common link. And Increasing on-the-fly the first compression ratio in proportion to the insufficient bandwidth, in a manner that is visually lossless for a human viewing the outgoing HD-UV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Valens Semiconductor Ltd.
    Inventor: Eyran Lida
  • Patent number: 10026417
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide systems and methods for accelerating digital content playback based on speech. A content acceleration system electronically accesses digital content. The system analyzes the digital content to detect at least one audio portion within the digital content, each of the at least one audio portion comprising speech. The system creates at least one digital content segment from the digital content based on the at least one audio portion, whereby a beginning of each digital content segment of the at least one digital content segment coincides with a beginning of a corresponding audio portion of the at least one audio portion. The system then accelerates playback of the digital content by fast forwarding through parts of the at least one digital content segment where speech is absent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventor: Kai Sun
  • Patent number: 9916836
    Abstract: Replacement of an encoded audio output signal is disclosed. In one example, a data set comprising a first encoded audio output signal and associated pre-stored digital audio input signals captured with a microphone array of an apparatus is received. An intermediate audio signal is produced by applying an audio processing modification to the digital audio input signals. The audio processing modification utilizes apparatus specific information. The specific audio processing modification to use is determined based on user input or other information. The intermediate audio signal is encoded to produce a second encoded audio output signal. The first encoded audio output signal is replaced with the second encoded audio output signal in the data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Jorma Mäkinen
  • Patent number: 9805272
    Abstract: A storage system of original frames of monitor data and a storage method thereof are provided. The storage system includes a monitor sensor, an event marking circuit, a data storage circuit and a frame processing circuit. The monitor sensor provides a plurality of original frames. The event marking circuit has an input terminal coupling to the monitor sensor and an output terminal, and is used for determining an event intensity of a corresponding one of the original frames and marks the event intensity on the corresponding original frame. The data storage circuit is coupled to the output terminal and is used for completely storing the original frames. The frame processing circuit is coupled to the data storage circuit and is used for checking whether the original frames within the data storage circuit are deleted according to the event intensities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: QNAP Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Yen Chen
  • Patent number: 9485294
    Abstract: Disclosure of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for processing a video stream. The method includes: acquiring a request message from a terminal, where the request message carries address information of multiple sub video screens, according to the address information, acquiring multiple substreams corresponding to the multiple sub video screens in a one-to-one manner, merging the multiple substreams into a single stream, and generating an indication message used to indicate a picture parameter of the single stream, and sending the single stream and the indication message to the terminal, so that the terminal decodes the single stream and displays decoded multiple sub video screens according to the indication message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Wang, Changqi Hu, Peiyun Di, Jun Yao, Xin Liu
  • Patent number: 9041813
    Abstract: A system for at least substantially plesiochronously operating a receiver in communication with a plurality of cameras (e.g., at least two plesiochronously operational cameras) is described. In one or more implementations, the system includes a plurality of cameras. Each camera is configured to generate a signal for transmission via a communications link, and the signal comprises data packets encoded in a forward channel. The system also includes a receiver communicatively coupled to the plurality of cameras via the single-ended communications link. The receiver is configured to generate a synchronization data based upon at least one of the data packets. The receiver is also configured to modulate the signal to encode the synchronization data in a reverse channel so that the signal comprises the forward channel data and the reverse channel data simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Levent Yakay, Can Bilgin, Arda K. Bafra, Mustafa E. Oner
  • Patent number: 9013631
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing and displaying caption information associated with a video program are provided. The caption information is extracted from a video signal and different captions are rendered in sequence for different segments of the video program. A plurality of the different captions is blended in a form for simultaneous display superimposed on video images during one of the different segments of the video program. The different captions may be the latest caption corresponding to the current segment of video and a previous caption corresponding to a previous video segment. These different captions can be displayed such that they overlie each other and such that their opacity is different. In this manner, a viewer is able to have a prolonged period of time to read captions and can readily distinguish the current caption from the previous caption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Denis Sergeyevich Suvorov, Anton S. Korchazhinskiy, Irina Spirina
  • Publication number: 20150098020
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention can measure internal buffer levels (e.g., queue levels) within the sink device and dynamically adjust step size values responsive to buffer level conditions that dynamically alter the sink frame rate. As such, embodiments of the present invention can find an equivalent of the source device frame rate on the sink device based on the sink device's own clock speed. In this manner, transmission bandwidth may be preserved as clocking information does not to need to be continuously communicated between the source device and the sink device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventor: Markus VILL
  • Patent number: 8988489
    Abstract: A synchronization relationship determiner comprising an input visual information signal receiver configured to receive an input visual information signal, and a capture signal receiver configured to receive a capture signal generated by a capture device. The synchronization relationship determiner is configured to determine a synchronization relationship between the input visual information signal and the capture signal. The synchronization relationship determination is signal based.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L. P.
    Inventors: John G. Apostolopoulos, Ramin Samadani, Mitchell Trott
  • Patent number: 8958014
    Abstract: Techniques for synchronizing audio and video content for presentation to a user at a same rate are provided. Streams of content from two or more sources of media, each media source having an associated clock, are synchronized by a synchronizing component and processor with respect to a master clock. As well, techniques are provided for ensuring that output devices are synchronized at preview startup. That is, such techniques ensure that the output devices start playing the media at the same time as well as at the same rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Moss, Gregory R. Chapman, John Samuel Bushell, Bradley Ford
  • Publication number: 20150036049
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to a method for designing cascaded bit sequences for cascaded digital displays. The method avoids unwanted interactions between cascaded sequences in cascaded digital displays. By using sequences with a particular structure, cascaded sequences can be designed such that no sequence is affected by the others. The following rules must be followed in constructing the sequence. First, the display devices must be frame-locked, so that the timing relationship between the sequences is maintained throughout each frame. Second, for each display device, the ratio of bit plane weights must remain constant, regardless of the pixel data displayed on the other display device(s). Third, the amount of bit plane skew must remain constant, regardless of the pixel data displayed on the other display device(s). Fourth, bit plane phased leakage must be compensated for or avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Bradley William Walker
  • 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: 8913189
    Abstract: Audio data and video data are processed to determine one or more audible events and visual events, respectively. Contemporaneous presentation of the video data with audio data may be synchronized based at least in part on the audible events and the visual events. Audio processing functions, such as filtering, may be initiated for audio data based at least in part on the visual events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard William Mincher, Todd Christopher Mason
  • Patent number: 8908047
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and an apparatus for obtaining a video quality parameter and an electronic device. The method includes dividing a target video segment into at least one video subsegment, where duration of every video subsegment is at least time perceivable by human eyes; obtaining a video quality parameter of the video subsegment; and processing the video quality parameter of the video subsegment, and obtaining a video quality parameter of the target video segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lina Sun, Qingpeng Xie, Dong Li, Fuzheng Yang, Liang Zhou, Chang Huang
  • Patent number: 8896705
    Abstract: A measuring device for measuring a response speed of a display panel is provided. The measuring device includes a microcontroller and at least one photo sensor. The microcontroller provides a control command, according to which a display controller of the display panel provides test pattern to the display panel. The photo sensor senses a test frame displayed corresponding to the test pattern by the display panel, and provides a corresponding sensing signal associated with brightness and a response signal. According to the response signal, the response speed of the display panel is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Chiang Chiu, Tien-Hua Yu, Wen-Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 8891014
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a latency stabilization system for stabilizing the display latency between a source and a renderer over an IP network. The latency stabilization system comprises a frequency syntonization module, a frequency lock detection module, and a phase correction module. The frequency syntonization module can be configured to syntonize a frequency of a source signal from the source and a frequency of a display signal to be displayed on the renderer. The frequency lock detection module can be configured to detect whether the frequency of the source signal and the frequency of the display signal are locked. The phase correction module can be configured to, synchronize a phase of the source signal and a phase of the display signal, and generate correction data based in part on synchronization of the phase of the source signal and the phase of the display signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Barco NV
    Inventor: Renaud Derer
  • Publication number: 20140333835
    Abstract: Smaller halftone tiles are implemented on a first modulator of a dual modulation projection system. This techniques uses multiple halftones per frame in the pre-modulator synchronized with a modified bit sequence in the primary modulator to effectively increase the number of levels provided by a given tile size in the halftone modulator. It addresses the issue of reduced contrast ratio at low light levels for small tile sizes and allows the use of smaller PSFs which reduce halo artifacts in the projected image and may be utilized in 3D projecting and viewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Martin J. Richards, Jerome Shields
  • Patent number: 8860882
    Abstract: A system for constructing seamlessly viewable multimedia content from selectably presentable multimedia content blocks includes a block definition module for facilitating creation and modification of the content blocks. The block definition module includes a media assignment submodule for associating a synchronized audio and video segment with a content block. Also included is a block linking submodule for creating seamless connections between content blocks, whereby a transition between the connected blocks occurs substantially without interruption upon viewing the multimedia content. The block definition module further includes a layer submodule for associating an interactive layer having interactive controls with the content block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: JBF Interlude 2009 Ltd—Israel
    Inventors: Jonathan Bloch, Barak Feldman, Tal Zubalsky, Kfir Y. Rotbard
  • Patent number: 8860891
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for increasing the effective contrast ratio and brightness yields for digital light valve image projectors using a variable luminance control mechanism (VLCM), associated with the projector optics, for modifying the light output and provide a correction thereto; and an adaptive luminance control module (ALCM) for receiving signals from the video input board, the adaptive luminance control module producing a signal on a VLCM bus connecting the variable luminance control mechanism and the adaptive luminance control module, the signal causing the variable luminance control mechanism to change the luminance of the light output and provide a corrected video signal for the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Inventors: Eddie E. Allen, Thomas D. Strade, Christopher Coley
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8817185
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a reproduction controller and a transmitter. The reproduction controller is configured to reproduce a first type of information of a first content. The first content includes a plurality of types of information. The transmitter is configured to transmit an instruction to reproduce a second type of information of the first content to other electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kazawa
  • Patent number: 8780175
    Abstract: A picture signal processor includes: a frame-rate conversion section performing a frame-rate-increasing conversion, which brings an over-double frame rate, on each of a plurality of time-series picture streams each including a plurality of unit pictures, and providing frame-rate-converted picture streams to a display section which displays pictures through performing time-divisional switching of picture streams from one to another in order; and a shutter control section controlling a shutter eyeglass device to perform an open/close operation in synchronization with a display switching timing between the frame-rate-converted picture streams in the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Miyazaki, Kyoichiro Oda, Minoru Urushihara, Makoto Kondo, Yoichi Matsumura, Hideki Watanabe
  • 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: 8773588
    Abstract: A method for de-interlacing interlaced video includes receiving a first video field and a second video field of an interlaced video frame, generating a first video frame from the first video field and a first synthesized video field, where video data of the first synthesized video field is based exclusively on video data of the first and second video fields, generating a second video frame from the second video field and a second synthesized video field, where video data of the second synthesized video field is based exclusively on the video data of the first and second video fields, and outputting two de-interlaced video frames for every received interlaced video frame. The first (second) synthesized video field is generated by combining image data from the second (first) video field with image data from corresponding lines of an up-scaled first (second) field generated by a scaler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventor: Stefan Lundberg
  • Publication number: 20140176795
    Abstract: A receiving apparatus is disclosed. The receiving apparatus comprises: a first receiving unit receiving first multimedia data, to which a first time code is added by frame, through a broadcast network; a second receiving unit receiving second multimedia data, to which a second time code is added by frame, through an IP network; a first signal processor for signal processing the first multimedia data and generating a first video frame; a second signal processor for signal processing the second multimedia data and generating a second video frame; a controller for comparing the first time code of the first multimedia data with the second time code of the second multimedia data, and calculating a difference in time stamp information on video frames having matching time codes; and a rendering unit for using the difference in time stamp information to read respective video frames that are synchronized from among the generated first video frame and the second video frame, and performing rendering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-sung Joo, Dae-jong Lee, Hee-jean Kim, Jae-jun Lee, Yong-seok Jang, Hong-seok Park
  • Publication number: 20140168514
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to video frame synchronization. An embodiment of a method includes receiving a first video data stream from a first source at a first port of a multi-port device, a first video frame of the first video data stream arriving at the first port at a first arrival time, and receiving a second video data stream from a second source at a second port of the multi-port device, a second video frame of the second video data stream arriving at the second port at a second arrival time. The method further includes determining an offset between the first arrival time and the second arrival time, determining one or more correction factors based at least in part on the offset, the one or more correction factors including a first correction factor for the first source, and sending a first command to the first source to modify a time of transmission by the first source of a third video frame following the first frame using the correction factor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventor: William Conrad Altmann
  • Patent number: 8711886
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for transmitting packets in a packet communication network comprising at least two stations, characterized in that it includes means for: extract image cues from a synchronizing signal, initializing a first counter based on said image cues, initializing a second counter every “m” zero crossing of the first counter, sampling the second counter at all the Tech periods, where Tech is derived from a time base synchronized on all the network stations, and transmitting packets containing the samples in the network. The invention also concerns a device for receiving packets in a packet communication network comprising at least two stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Thierry Tapie, Serge Defrance, Bertrand Huguies
  • Patent number: 8692937
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to video frame synchronization. An embodiment of a method includes receiving a first video data stream from a first source at a first port of a multi-port device, a first video frame of the first video data stream arriving at the first port at a first arrival time, and receiving a second video data stream from a second source at a second port of the multi-port device, a second video frame of the second video data stream arriving at the second port at a second arrival time. The method further includes determining an offset between the first arrival time and the second arrival time, determining one or more correction factors based at least in part on the offset, the one or more correction factors including a first correction factor for the first source, and sending a first command to the first source to modify a time of transmission by the first source of a third video frame following the first frame using the correction factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Silicon Image, Inc.
    Inventor: William Conrad Altmann
  • Publication number: 20140092254
    Abstract: According to embodiments, there is provided a method, a mobile video mixing system and a non-transitory computer readable memory for mixing of image frame sequences depicting a scene or an event, by receiving an image frame sequence from a first video source; receiving an image frame sequence from a second video source; mixing the received video frame sequences by, at each time instance: receive or retrieve a parameter representing the context of the use of the mobile video mixing system; select a video mixing mode, from a selection of at least two different video mixing modes, dependent on the context parameter; and mix the received video frame sequences according to the selected video mixing mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: Stockholms Universitet Holding AB
    Inventors: Muddassir Ahmad Mughal, Oskar Juhlin, Arvid Engström
  • Patent number: 8588345
    Abstract: Provided is an OFDM receiver which extracts a time sync signal from a prefix having a symmetric structure. The OFDM receiver, according to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, generates the sync signal (e.g., start point) of a symbol by using only the MSB (e.g., sign bit) of the cyclic prefix of an OFDM symbol, reducing the overhead of a logic circuit for generating the sync signal of the symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junyoung Jeong
  • Patent number: 8582033
    Abstract: After a sending-side clock and a clock 34 of a communication unit 33 on a receiving side are synchronized with each other, the first vertical synchronizing signal is generated in accordance with the sending-side clock, and movie data 5 representing a movie is generated by generating frame data in accordance with the generated first vertical synchronizing signal. Start time data indicating the time for starting generation of the movie data 5 and the movie data 5 are sent as communication data from the sending side to the communication unit 33. Then, the second vertical synchronizing signal is generated in accordance with the clock 34 of the communication unit 33 and the start time data received as the communication data. The frame data 50 included in the movie data 5 received as the communication data is presented in accordance with the second vertical synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: MegaChips Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Sawada
  • Patent number: 8582029
    Abstract: A picture signal processing unit having a first and a second double rate conversion section, a storage section, and a quadruple rate conversion section is provided. The first double rate conversion section inserts a first interpolation frame between a couple of successive original frames to output the original frames and the first interpolation frames. The second double rate conversion section generates a second and a third interpolation frames and allocates the second and the third interpolation frames between the couple of successive original frames to output the second and the third interpolation frames. The storage section stores the original frame and the first to the third interpolation frames. The quadruple rate conversion section sequentially reads out the original frame and the first to the third interpolation frames from the storage section in a quadruple rate to output the original frame and the first to the third interpolation frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Miyazaki, Tomoichi Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 8576922
    Abstract: Techniques for synchronizing audio and video content for presentation to a user at a same rate are provided. Streams of content from two or more sources of media, each media source having an associated clock, are synchronized by a synchronizing component and processor with respect to a master clock. As well, techniques are provided for ensuring that output devices are synchronized at preview startup. That is, such techniques ensure that the output devices start playing the media at the same time as well as at the same rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Moss, Gregory R. Chapman, John Samuel Bushell, Bradley Ford
  • Patent number: 8537281
    Abstract: A signal processing method by adding odd and even field SYNC data for neutralized effects including the steps of receiving an odd field SYNC data of an odd field, which is different at a certain data segment when compared with an even field SYNC data of an even field, and the even field SYNC data of the even field; adding the odd field SYNC data and the even field SYNC data to neutralize the odd and even field SYNC data so as to generate a combined odd and even field SYNC data; and performing a predetermined signal processing on an input signal according to the combined odd and even field SYNC data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Yi-Lin Li, Cheng-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 8441575
    Abstract: It is difficult to implement a conventional phase lock loop circuit in a sink device within an HDMI system because the low frequency input causes the conventional phase lock loop circuit to absorb unnecessary noise during a long waiting period. Therefore, the present invention provides a low jitter clock regenerator comprises: an input clock; a divider to divide said input clock into a slower clock; a phase lock loop circuit to regenerate said slower clock to a reference clock; and a parameter transformer to tune said divider and said phase lock loop circuit to increase the adjustment speed of said phase lock loop circuit. The present invention also provides a method to reorganize parameters in order to create new parameters which are better suitable for a clock recovery circuit in a sink device within an HDMI system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Himax Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Hui-Min Wang
  • Patent number: 8442383
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus selects one of image capturing conditions to be used for capturing images as a reference condition when a total of image capturing time of one frame in each image capturing condition to be used for capturing images is longer than one frame period at a predetermined frame rate, and captures images at the predetermined frame rate under the reference condition, and captures images at a frame rate lower than the predetermined frame rate under the other image capturing conditions. A playback apparatus detects a motion between frames of a moving image captured under the reference condition when the image capturing condition of the playback moving image is not the reference condition, and generates an interpolation frame for interpolating between frames of the playback moving image based on the detected motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Furumoto
  • Patent number: 8405743
    Abstract: An image-data processing apparatus includes a writer which writes image data into a memory according to a non-interlaced-scanning or an interlaced-scanning of each N line. An updater updates a cumulative zoom coefficient by accumulating, for each line, a decimal portion of the cumulative zoom coefficient to a first numerical value corresponding to the zoom coefficient. An accumulator accumulates, for each line, a second numerical value corresponding to an integer portion of the cumulative zoom coefficient. A reader reads out image data in a line corresponding to an accumulated value of the accumulator. A first setter sets N-times the zoom coefficient to the first numerical value in the non-interlaced-scanning, and sets the zoom coefficient to the first numerical value in the interlaced-scanning. A second setter sets an integer portion to the second numerical value in the non-interlaced-scanning, and sets N-times the integer portion to the second numerical value in the interlaced-scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8326087
    Abstract: As set forth herein, a computer-based method is employed to align a sequences of images. Metadata associated with images from two or more sources is received and a time stamp is extracted from the metadata. The images are sorted into sequences based at least in part upon the image source. The similarity of images from disparate sequences is measured and image pairs from disparate sequences with a similarity greater than a predetermined threshold are identified. A sequence of images is aligned by minimizing the misalignment of pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Florent Perronnin, Claudio Cifarelli
  • Patent number: 8310595
    Abstract: A method, and apparatus, and logic encoded in one or more computer-readable media to carry out a method. The method is to sample analog video at a sample clock rate and at a phase selected from a set of phases based on a quality measure determined from the sampled video. The quality measure is based on statistics of pixel to pixel differences in a coordinate of the generated digital video that have a magnitude exceeding a pre-determined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurice J. Buttimer, Andrew P. Weir, Michael A. Arnao
  • Patent number: 8294820
    Abstract: A video signal synchronization signal generating apparatus for making a display reference synchronization signal Vb that serves as a reference of video display and has a first frequency and an input synchronization signal Vi that constitutes images and has a second frequency synchronized with each other, the apparatus including: a frequency ratio generating section configured to divide a frequency that is double the first frequency by the second frequency to calculate a frequency ratio n; a Vx generation comparator circuit section configured to generate coincidence signal Vx? having pulses that are inserted by equally dividing one period of the input synchronization signal Vi by the frequency ratio n; and a Vx generation circuit section configured to remove the alternate pulses of the coincidence signal Vx? to generate synchronization signal Vx of a same phase as the phase of the input synchronization signal Vi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hori, Koichi Sato, Takeshi Inagaki
  • Patent number: 8279344
    Abstract: A system synchronizes a video presentation to a master time reference (e.g., a corresponding audio presentation) by modifying a video cadence. The system detects when a displayed video leads or lags a master time reference by a programmable level or more. The system minimizes the synchronization error by inserting or removing source video frames to or from a frame cadence pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: QNX Software Systems Limited
    Inventor: Adrian Boak
  • Publication number: 20120212671
    Abstract: A set top box (STB), which communicates with a display device and a number of audio-visual apparatuses, comprises one or more media processors, a video multiplexer, an audio multiplexer, and a transmitting module. The media processors receive a number of program channels selected by a number of users and identities corresponding to the audio-visual apparatuses, and demodulate the program channels into video streams and corresponding audio streams. The video multiplexer composes the video streams into an integrated video stream and the audio multiplexer composes the audio streams into an integrated audio stream. The STB transmits the integrated video stream and the integrated audio stream to the audio-visual apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: JUI-LIN GUO
  • Patent number: 8243093
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to creation, modification and implementation of dither pattern structures applied to an image to diminish contouring artifacts. Some aspects relate to dither pattern structures with pixel values in a first color channel pattern that are spatially dispersed from pixel values in a corresponding pattern in a second color channel. Some aspects relate to application. Some aspects relate to systems and apparatus for creation and application of these dither pattern structures comprising pixel values dispersed across color channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao-Fan Feng, Scott J. Daly
  • Patent number: 8238446
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for reproducing digital broadcasting. The method includes parsing an input video stream to extract a presentation time stamp (PTS) and a compressed frame and decoding the extracted compressed frame to generate frames sequentially. If a PTS corresponding to a current frame does not exist, a virtual PTS is generated based on the extracted PTS The extracted PTS or the virtual PTS is compared with a system time clock (STC) in synchronization with a vertical synchronization signal and an output time of a display frame is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-youl Kim
  • Patent number: 8170012
    Abstract: A device is operative to send packets in a packet communication network having at least two stations. According to an exemplary embodiment, the device operates by: extracting image pips on the basis of a synchronization signal; initializing a first counter on the basis of the the image pips; initializing a second counter according to zero-crossings of the first counter; sampling the second counter every period Tsmp, where Tsmp emanates from a time base synchronized on all the stations of the network; sending packets containing the samples of the second counter in the network; receiving at least one phase deviation value ?? to be applied; and sending the at least one phase deviation value ?? in the network. The present invention also pertains to a device operative to receive packets in a packet communication network having at least two stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Serge Defrance, Thierry Tapie, Philippe Rio
  • Patent number: 8156176
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a manipulation facility within a browser environment. Without limitation, the clip may be a video clip. An editing tool may be adapted to associate a first and second clip in association with the manipulation facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: SAY Media, Inc.
    Inventors: David Ross Lerman, Matthew Allen Sanchez, Kevin Walker Sladek
  • Publication number: 20120069155
    Abstract: A display apparatus and method for processing an image in a display apparatus are provided. The display apparatus includes a display unit, a receiving unit which receives a frame image including a first image and a second image and sync information of the frame image, a determination unit which determines whether the frame image is consistent with a reference pattern using the sync information, and an image processing unit which, if the frame image is inconsistent with the reference pattern, adjusts the frame image based on a level of inconsistency, and a controlling unit which controls the display unit to display the adjusted frame image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae-young SHIM
  • Publication number: 20120062793
    Abstract: A device may receive a first video, receive a second video, and locate first frames, in the first video, in which a first change in scene occurs. In addition, the device may locate second frames, in the second video, in which a second change in scene occurs. Further, the device may determine whether the first change in scene matches the second change in scene and achieve synchronization when the first change in scene matches the second change in scene.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Earl Wayne Vanderhoff
  • Patent number: 8134550
    Abstract: A digital driving system for a display includes a scan driver adapted to supply scan signals serially to scan lines of the display, a data driver adapted to supply a first data signal and a second data signal to data lines of the display, a timing controller adapted to control the scan driver and the data driver in accordance with a main clock, and to supply external data to the data driver, and a vertical synchronizing signal synchronizing circuit adapted to synchronize an internal vertical synchronizing signal and an external vertical synchronizing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Mobile Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-ik Kim, Do-hyung Ryu