Combined With Diverse Art Device (e.g., Computer, Telephone) Patents (Class 348/552)
  • Patent number: 11120255
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a framework for user authentication based on finger motion signal and hand geometry matching are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Duo Lu, Dijiang Huang
  • Patent number: 11089635
    Abstract: A first device transmits network-login information corresponding to a network to a first device, thereby permitting the first device to join the network. A discovery request from a second device is received; the discovery request includes identification information corresponding to the second device. The first device outputs output audio corresponding to the identification information and optionally receives a confirmation from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: QingYun Wei, Graham LeBlanc, Jin Wang
  • Patent number: 11082588
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the display technical field and, specifically, relates to a camera apparatus and terminal device. The camera apparatus includes a mounting body, a camera, and an adjustment component. The camera includes a first surface for framing and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The adjustment component includes a plurality of telescopic rods, and each of the telescopic rods includes a first end and a second end, the first end being connected with the mounting body, and the second end being connected with the second surface of the camera. The orientation of the first surface of the camera is adjusted by adjusting the telescopic degree of each of the telescopic rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiangxiang Zou, Yangyang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11057658
    Abstract: A processing system obtains first subscriber preferences associated with a first subscriber. Those preferences specify first additional content preferences associated with a particular media item. The processing system obtains second subscriber preferences associated with a second subscriber, and specifying second additional content preferences associated with the same media item. A broadcast status of the media item is determined, and in response to the broadcast status indicating that the media item is currently being broadcast, the processing system delivers first additional content to the first subscriber, and delivering second additional content, different from the first additional content, to the second subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Jellison, Jr., Jeffrey Lee Littlejohn, Richard A. Ramirez, Joseph Kubon, III, Robert Glenn Speicher, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11042385
    Abstract: A multiprocessor system used in a car, home, or office environment includes multiple processors that run different real-time applications. A dynamic configuration system runs on the multiple processors and includes a device manager, configuration manager, and data manager. The device manager automatically detects and adds new devices to the multiprocessor system, and the configuration manager automatically reconfigures which processors run the real-time applications. The data manager identifies the type of data generated by the new devices and identifies which devices in the multiprocessor system are able to process the data. A communication system for a mobile vehicle, home, or office environment includes multiple processors. The multiple processors each run an Open Communication system that controls how data is transferred between processors based on data content as opposed to the links that connect the processors together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Micropairing Technologies LLC.
    Inventors: Dan Alan Preston, Robert Pierce Lutter
  • Patent number: 11023019
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes: a body, a lifting component, and a camera. A camera telescoping hole is arranged on the body. The lifting component includes an operating member exposed to outside of the body and a supporting member which is arranged in the body and is in a transmission connection with the operating member. The camera is coupled to the supporting member to extend or retract through the camera telescoping hole when the operating member under action of an external force drives the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tao Yang
  • Patent number: 11011172
    Abstract: An electronic device and a voice recognition method thereof are provided. A voice recognition method of an electronic device includes receiving trigger voice, storing a characteristic of the trigger voice for voice verification by analyzing the trigger voice. When a user issues a voice command, determining whether the user voice command comprises the characteristic belonging to the trigger voice, and performing function of the electronic device corresponding to the user voice command based on the determination. Accordingly, users may easily use the voice recognition function of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nam-yeong Kwon, Hee-seob Ryu, Kyung-mi Park, Chan-sik Bok, Chan-hee Choi
  • Patent number: 11011054
    Abstract: A display system is disclosed. The present system comprises a display device and an image processing device, wherein the display device transmits a control signal for controlling an external image source device to the image processing device in response to a signal received from a remote controller, and the image processing device processes an image received from an image source device, transmits the processed image to the display device, and transmits the control signal received from the display device to the image source device. The image processing device identifies a state change of the display device in response to control signal transmission, and transmits a signal for changing an operation mode of the remote controller to the display device if no change is identified, and when the signal for changing the operation mode of the remote controller is received, the display device transmits the received signal to the remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-wook Kim, Kwan-young Kim, Seung-il Yoon, Hyun-kyu Yun, Jae-myung Hur
  • Patent number: 10971811
    Abstract: The present invention is a pole-mountable shroud assembly enclosing one or more wireless telecommunications transceivers and antennas. The shroud assembly is attached to the pole by a pole bracket, which is an elongated rectangular prism frame. The outer face of the pole bracket is open, so as to expose at least one intake fan supported by the pole bracket. The top and bottom ends of the pole bracket support top and bottom panels, respectively, with the bottom panel having multiple holes and/or vents, through which the intake fan(s) draw ambient air to cool the transceivers. A jacking means, such as a screw jack, connects the bottom panel to the pole bracket bottom end so that the panel separation distance is adjustable. A very thin (not more than one-tenth the minimum transmission wavelength) fabric membrane wraps around the top and bottom panels to the longitudinal sides of the pole bracket, so as to form a generally rectangular prism shaped shroud enclosure which surrounds the transceivers/antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: CCS Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Chad Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10965972
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display, at least one communication circuit, a processor operatively connected to the display and the at least one communication circuit, and a memory operatively connected to the processor. The electronic device may receive user activity information including information of content, which is currently being played or has been previously played in the electronic device, from a content provider (CP) server through an internet of things (IoT) server when one or more external electronic devices are discovered and may display a first UI for recommending playing the content, which is being currently played or has been previously played in the electronic device, through at least one of the one or more external electronic devices on the display, based on the discovered one or more external electronic devices and the list of the external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pilsik Choi, Junghwan Ku, Hyun Kim, Jaeyong Cho
  • Patent number: 10951953
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a mobile device that detects a request to associate video content with a television channel for distribution via the television channel, obtains the video content, and identifies a distribution setting of the video content. The mobile device facilitates publication of the video content via the television channel according to the distribution setting, the video content presented via a target media processor identified according to the distribution setting. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jayanta Das
  • Patent number: 10951563
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for enhancing a social media post with a content item. An illustrative method includes receiving a social media post; extracting, from the social media post, a first content item; identifying, in a frame of the first content item, a portion of the frame that is a non-focus portion; identifying a plurality of content items that fit within the non-focus portion; identifying a content preference of an audience of the social media post; determining an estimated length of time that the audience will view the social media post; selecting a second content item, from the plurality of content items, that matches the content preference of the audience and has a duration that does not exceed the estimated length of time; generating an enhanced social media post by overlaying the second content item onto the non-focus portion; and generating for display the enhanced social media post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Madhusudhan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10945589
    Abstract: An endoscopic peripheral includes a first end of a flexible cable including at least a camera and one or more lights enclosed by a tip at the first end. The tip is tapered for insertion of a portion of the first end into a body of a patient. The endoscopic peripheral includes one or more controls interconnected with and controlling the camera and the one or more lights. A second end of the flexible cable terminates in a plug configured to physically connect the endoscopic peripheral to an electronic device. The electronic device powers the camera and the one or more lights and displays content captured by the camera. The endoscopic peripheral is plug and play when connected to the electronic device. The diameter of the diameter of the endoscopic peripheral between the first end and the second end is approximately the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TREBLE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Joseph Alexander, Brian Dean Owens, Roland Clifford Park
  • Patent number: 10937305
    Abstract: In response to a detected presence of an intended target appliance within a logical topography of controllable appliances identity information associated with the intended target appliance is used to automatically add to a graphical user interface of a controlling device an icon representative of the intended target appliance and to create at a Universal Control Engine a listing of communication methods for use in controlling corresponding functional operations of the intended target appliance. When the icon is later activated, the controlling device is placed into an operating state appropriate for controlling functional operations of the intended target appliance while the Universal Control Engine uses at least one of the communication methods to transmit at least one command to place the intended target appliance into a predetermined operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Brian Barnett
  • Patent number: 10924807
    Abstract: Provided are a display device and a controlling method thereof. The control method for the present display device may comprise: displaying the broadcast content of a first channel; when a predetermined key of a user operation unit is selected while the broadcast content is displayed, determining at least one application related to the broadcast content; displaying a UI for selecting the at least one determined application; and when one of the at least one application included in the UI is selected, executing the selected application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joo-hyun Kim, Yo-han Song, Dahhee Chung
  • Patent number: 10924815
    Abstract: A method for generating and updating video news edition. The method includes generating a basic news edition by organizing news items according to a customizable priority and creating a priority queue, wherein for each news item dynamic news objects are defined, receiving a user request for an updated news video edition for a schedule (specific date and time), receiving news objects related to the requested news edition based on user profile data and real-time news updates, integrating the new objects into the last updated news edition provided by a t news provider, and updating objects such as images, audio tracks, text parts and/or video elements in the news edition based on the latest new information available and start streaming the updated news edition video to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: IDOMOO LTD
    Inventor: Danny Kalish
  • Patent number: 10862938
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes media stream transmission techniques for a computing device. The computing device captures a first media item and identifies a primary portion of the first media item and a secondary portion of the first media item different than the primary portion. The computing device applies a first compression algorithm to the primary portion of the first media item to generate a compressed primary portion. The computing device applies a second compression algorithm to the secondary portion of the first media item to generate a compressed secondary portion, where a data compression ratio of the second compression algorithm is greater than a data compression ratio of the first compression algorithm. The computing device transmits, to a central computing device, the compressed primary portion of the first media item and the compressed secondary portion of the first media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tyler J. Mitchell, Scott Aloisio, Matthew A. Stillerman, Valentino Felipe, Judson Powers
  • Patent number: 10848394
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, for implementing a high-quality Video over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network accessible through a public network, such as the Internet. More particularly, a user of a telecommunication network may access the VoIP through an Internet connection or other public network connection and is then connected to a virtual local loop for transmission across the VoIP. As such, the public network may act as an egress and/or ingress to the VoIP allowing users with public network connectivity access to the network. Thus, a virtual local loop providing the desired services and quality from the telecommunications network may be created for a user of the network, without the need of the user to directly connect into the VoIP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Derek S. Anderson, Ryan T. Korte
  • Patent number: 10848829
    Abstract: System, method, and various embodiments for providing an automatic audio source selection system are described herein. An embodiment operates by receiving, at a speaker device, first audio from a media player, wherein a television is outputting video from the media player. The speaker device detects a change of a state of the media player. The audio source from which audio is being received from the media player is automatically updated to receive second audio from a television. Responsive to the automatic updating, the second audio from the television is automatically output by the speaker device, wherein the television is outputting video corresponding to the second audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Sheldon Thane Radford, Sahiba Johar, Alistair Rodger
  • Patent number: 10812562
    Abstract: In general, this disclosure describes media stream transmission techniques for a computing device. The computing device may capture an image of a local background environment. The computing device may record a first media stream that includes at least a portion of the image of the background environment and at least one movement of at least one object through the background environment. The computing device may remove the image of the background environment from the first media stream to create a second media stream that includes the movement of the object without the image of the background environment. The computing device may determine a bandwidth of a network over which the second media stream will be transmitted and perform further alterations to the second media stream if the current bandwidth is less than a bandwidth threshold level in order to reduce the bandwidth needed to transmit the second media stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHITECTURE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tyler J. Mitchell, Judson Powers, Scott Aloisio, Matthew A. Stillerman, Valentino Felipe
  • Patent number: 10789093
    Abstract: A computing system includes an enterprise server providing an application, a mobile computing device having sensor capabilities registered with the enterprise server, and a client computing device operated by a user to access the application. The user is to request a capability of the application. The enterprise server is configured to compare the requested capability of the application to the registered sensor capabilities of the mobile computing device. If the requested capability of the application can be performed by the mobile computing device, then the enterprise server is configured to provide a notification to the mobile computing device requesting permission for the mobile computing device to provide access to the sensor capability corresponding to the requested capability of the application. The mobile computing device performs the requested capability of the application after permission is granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Modesto Tabares, Juan Rivera
  • Patent number: 10790865
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for reducing interference on the frequency modulation (FM) radio broadcast band from the G.fast protocol standard spectrum. For instance, in one example, a method includes delivering broadband service to a customer over a spectrum that overlaps with a frequency modulation radio broadcast band, and applying a notch filter to a target frequency of the frequency modulation radio broadcast band based on a profile that is customized for the customer, wherein the notch filter prevents the broadband service from using the target frequency during the delivering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Goangshiuan Shawn Ying, Ronald Brost, Edward Walter
  • Patent number: 10779034
    Abstract: An image display device includes a display; a first input configured to receive a first image signal input from a first external device connected to the image display device; a second input configured to receive a second image signal input from a second external device connected to the image display device; and a controller coupled with the display, the first input and the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinyoung Choi, Gowoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10701284
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for automatically determining a state signature for consumer electronic device(s) coupled to a switching device and/or other devices communicatively coupled to the consumer electronic device(s). The state signature is indicative of functional state(s) in which the consumer electronic device(s) are in. Such states include a power state, a proximity state, a communication state, and/or an operational state of the consumer electronic device(s). Based on the state signature(s), the switching device may infer which of the consumer electronic device(s) the user would like to use (or is using) and cause action(s) to be performed. Such actions include automatically switching to the AV port(s) to which such consumer electronic device(s) are connected, transmitting command(s) to such consumer electronic device(s), transmitting a notification message to such consumer electronic device(s), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Nino V. Marino, Ashish D. Aggarwal, Sharath H. Satheesh, Vinod K. Gopinath
  • Patent number: 10666894
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a computerized method for reporting events from a television that supports transmission and playback of digital content in accordance with an Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) standard. The method comprises downloading a triggered declarative object (TDO), which includes a reporting script, for storage within a digital receiver of the television. Thereafter, information associated with one or more detected events that occur during playback of the digital content is recorded and subsequently, upon execution of the reporting script, is output over a communication path separate from a communication path of the received digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Mark Kenneth Eyer
  • Patent number: 10645285
    Abstract: An electronic device including a display, a host, a hinge, a panoramic camera, a linkage assembly and a torsion spring is provided. The display has a plane facing the host. The hinge is connected between the display and the host. The panoramic camera is disposed in an accommodating space on an upper side of the display and is rotatable relative to the display. The linkage assembly is disposed in the display and driven by the hinge to limit the panoramic camera, such that the panoramic camera is kept in a state of being protruded from the plane of the display, and the torsion spring is disposed on a lower portion of the panoramic camera, wherein when the display is closed relative to the host, the hinge drives the linkage assembly to release the limitation on the panoramic camera, and the torsion spring enables the panoramic camera to be restored to the original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Yang, Cheng-Mao Chang, Pao-Min Huang, Yan-Fong Cheng
  • Patent number: 10642568
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a projector and an electronic ink display. For example, a system may include an electronic ink display device and a projector device. The electronic ink display device may display first content, and the projector device may project second content onto the electronic ink display device such that the second content is overlaid on the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert Campbell
  • Patent number: 10631177
    Abstract: A method of configuring hardware parameter values of a user equipment (UE) after distribution to an end user. The method comprises identifying an electronic chip that comprises a component in the UE by a carrier application that executes on the UE, where the carrier application is configured with wireless communication service provider access permissions, transmitting a request for preferred hardware parameter values by the carrier application to a device management server, where the request comprises the identity of the electronic chip, receiving preferred hardware parameter values by the carrier application from the device management server, and, based on the received preferred hardware parameter values, setting a hardware parameter value of the electronic chip to the corresponding preferred hardware parameter value, whereby the UE is configured for optimized wireless communication in a radio access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Benjamin E. Bellinder, Jagannath Ghoshal, Dale S. Schempp, Simon Youngs
  • Patent number: 10623681
    Abstract: A device provides multiple video streams from a plurality of video streams to a display. The device includes an input interface, a frame controller, and an output interface. The input interface is configured to receive a plurality of video streams and to transfer the plurality of video streams to the frame controller. The frame controller is configured to generate frame signals including multiple subframe signals corresponding to a video stream of the plurality of video streams. The output interface is configured to output the frame signals to the display. The frame signals are configured to cause video from multiple video streams of the plurality of video streams to be displayed in separate non-overlapping portions on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: INNOBRILLIANCE, LLC
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Shin Cheung Simon Chiu
  • Patent number: 10609256
    Abstract: An image apparatus management system includes a plurality of image apparatuses, a transmission device, and a processor. Each image apparatus of the plurality of image apparatuses is utilized to record surrounding images and generates at least one image file. The transmission device has a plurality of ports for electrically connecting to the plurality of image apparatuses. The processor is used for selecting at least one image apparatus according to a comparison condition from at least one image apparatus currently connected with the transmission device as at least one standby image apparatus to be utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Transcend Information, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao-Ann Shu, Kuan-Jen Chen
  • Patent number: 10582255
    Abstract: A companion device and a broadcast reception device are provided for receiving a broadcast service. The companion device may include a communication device and a controller. The communication device discovers the broadcast reception device and connects the companion device with the broadcast reception device. The controller receives signaling information and to perform a function related to the signaling information. The signaling information includes emergency alert information. The emergency alert information includes an identifier (ID) for identifying an emergency alert message and information indicating a category of the emergency alert message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinwon Lee, Seungryul Yang, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong, Minsung Kwak, Kyoungsoo Moon, Seungjoo An
  • Patent number: 10547891
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems to enable display of media content, the apparatus includes: a remote control device; a button pad with a set of buttons for controlling a media player device wherein the set of buttons comprises at least a plurality of buttons to navigate an user interface on a display device, and to display streaming media content on the display device wherein the button pad is part of the remote control device, the button pad further includes: a first set of buttons ordinarily designated to navigate the user interface; and a second set of buttons ordinarily designated to play streaming media content wherein the second set of buttons further configured for use to navigate the user interface with the first set of buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA PVT LTD
    Inventor: Gautam Rajendrakumar Gare
  • Patent number: 10542197
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an illumination module, an image projection module, a camera module and at least one processor. The processor, coupled to the illumination module, the image projection module and the camera module, determines that the electronic device executes a first or second operating mode according to an operation instruction of a user. When the first operating mode is executed, the processor enables the illumination module to generate a medium color temperature light, simultaneously enables the image projection module to project a window screen onto a plane, and allows the use to operate the window screen on the plane. When the second operating mode is executed, the processor enables the illumination module to generate a high color temperature light, simultaneously enables the image projection module to project a preset pattern onto the plane, and turns on the camera module to allow the user to take photo or image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Hao Tseng, Kun-Hsuan Chang, Hsin-Chieh Cheng, Wei-Jun Wang, Ting-Wei Wu, Ming-Che Weng
  • Patent number: 10499104
    Abstract: An image display device including a display; a first input configured to receive a first image signal input from a first external device connected to the image display device; a second input configured to receive a second image signal input from a second external device connected to the image display device; and a controller coupled with the display, the first input and the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinyoung Choi, Gowoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10489657
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the invention include methods and apparatuses for securing otherwise unsecured computer audio and video subsystems. Embodiments of the invention perform watermarking of video and/or audio data streams output by a computer system. Additional security features that are included in embodiments of the invention include fingerprinting, snooping, capturing streams for local or remote analytics or archiving, and mixing of secure system content with local audio and video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: JANUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Porten, Sofin Raskin, Michael Wang, Shaoan Chin, Alexander Indenbaum
  • Patent number: 10491253
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for reducing interference on the frequency modulation (FM) radio broadcast band from the G.fast protocol standard spectrum. For instance, in one example, a method includes delivering broadband service to a customer over a spectrum that overlaps with a frequency modulation radio broadcast band, and applying a notch filter to a target frequency of the frequency modulation radio broadcast band based on a profile that is customized for the customer, wherein the notch filter prevents the broadband service from using the target frequency during the delivering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Goangshiuan Shawn Ying, Ronald Brost, Edward Walter
  • Patent number: 10482270
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of processing data in the stream processing network, such as processing data having data streams associated with multiple owners or entities. A method is disclosed of secure processing of input data by a stream processing network having first and second processing units, wherein the method can include: a) receiving input data from a communication channel, wherein the input data includes a first data stream associated with a first owner and a second data stream associated with a second owner; b) distinguishing data packets of the first data stream from that of the second data stream; and c) processing the first data stream with the first processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ABS Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Martin Naedele, Thomas Locher
  • Patent number: 10466060
    Abstract: A method for operating a navigation system of a motor vehicle, wherein upon reception of a destination data record containing a geodetic position and a first address associated with the position. Based on digital map data stored in the navigation system test addresses are created and are geodetically assigned, wherein the test addresses contain at least a street name and are located in the destination region of the position. A second address is selected from the test addresses that with regard to at least one character string describing the test address deviates the least from said first address, wherein, after the level of discrepancy of the second address as compared to the first address is determined to be less than or equal to a maximum value, the navigation system navigates to the second address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventor: Andre Huth
  • Patent number: 10462496
    Abstract: The object of the present disclosure is to propose a standard protocol on a home network in using ACR services. A third aspect of the present disclosure includes the steps of using a content reproduction device to publish a command to operate an identification request processing section from a terminal device, using the terminal device to acquire and invoke the command published by the content reproduction device, using the content reproduction device to operate the identification request section in response to the invoking of the command by the terminal device and transfer the response to the terminal device, and using the terminal device to receive the transferred response and acquire and execute a linked application to be executed in step with the progress of the content based on related meta data included in the response and associated with the identified content. The present disclosure is applicable to a home network system using ACR services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Yasuaki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10462520
    Abstract: A pacing control device to perform pacing control on a content distributed from a content distribution device that performs streaming-based content distribution, includes an obtainer configured to obtain a communication quality threshold that corresponds to a communication environment in the pacing control device; and a controller configured not to make a request for the content to the content distribution device in a case where a communication quality in the pacing control device is lower than the communication quality threshold, and to make the request for the content to the content distribution device in a case where the communication quality is higher than the communication quality threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuto Kimura, Arifumi Matsumoto, Masahiro Yokota
  • Patent number: 10424267
    Abstract: To facilitate selection of a display manner in a display device capable of displaying an image(s) based on a plurality of image signals, the display device according to the present invention includes: a video inputter including a plurality of input terminals configured to acquire a plurality of image signals including image data to be displayed by a display unit; a detector configured to detect characteristics of the image signals; a group determinator configured to classify the image signals into at least one group based on the characteristics detected by the detector; and an output control unit configured to output information indicating a display mode of the display unit associated with at least one group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masahiro Funada
  • Patent number: 10397703
    Abstract: Practical speaker connection is identified using a device having a sound channel of a 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel, and a device is provided that can easily reproduce the optimum multiple channels. Actual speaker arrangement can be identified by, for example, measuring the impedance of a terminal at the side of an audio amplifier. If incorrect connection is found, a warning is issued. This information is transmitted to a signal source with an EDID and a signal with the optimum a number of sound channel is sent. The EDID is also used for the connection with a display unit and the speaker connection with which the display unit is provided uniquely. For example, a sound through the 7.1 channel is easily reproduced using the speaker of the display unit in the channel of the front speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Nobuaki Kabuto, Atsushi Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 10380050
    Abstract: An electronic device including a universal serial bus (USB) type-C connector is provided. The electronic device includes a display, a communication interface including the USB type-C connector, and a processor electrically connected to the display and to the communication interface and configured to sense a connection with an external electronic device using the USB type-C connector, receive information relating to the external electronic device from the external electronic device in response to the connection, receive user data, which has been inputted through an input/output component of the external electronic device, from the external electronic device through a pin of the USB type-C connector, and control the electronic device based on the received user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shin-Ho Kim, Sung-Bae Jeon
  • Patent number: 10353577
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, more particularly, for implementing content navigation or selection using touch-based input. In various embodiments, a computing system might display a first video content on a display screen of a main display device and on a touchscreen display of a user device, the first video content displayed on one mirroring that displayed on the other. In response to receiving user input via the touchscreen display, the computing system might shift display of the first video content along a first direction consistent with the user input while displaying and shifting display of a second video content along the first direction such that the two video content are adjacent to each other during shifting. The computing system might mirror the display and the shifting of the display of the first and the second video content on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Zubin Ingah, Michael D. Sprenger
  • Patent number: 10341479
    Abstract: It is desirable to be able to more appropriately notify a user of a display apparatus of the state of a mobile phone. In view of this, an output control apparatus is provided, the output control apparatus including: an information receiving unit that receives information from a communication device; a notification data storage unit that stores notification data associated with the information from the communication device; a notification data output unit that outputs the notification data corresponding to the information received by the information receiving unit; and an output control unit that makes different output control for the notification data corresponding to the received information, depending on whether or not an output queue count for the notification data corresponding to the received information is smaller than a predetermined number when the information receiving unit receives the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: EIZO Corporation
    Inventor: Kenji Hiraki
  • Patent number: 10341686
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a method for dynamically adapting the lossy encoding of an audio and/or video stream (112) transmitted by a first device (101) to a remote device (102), said method comprising the following steps: the remote device (102) receives and decodes said stream (112), called the incoming stream, and transmits an outgoing stream (111) having at least one indicator relating to a state of said remote device (102) that is modified by the execution of the decoding of the incoming stream (112); the first device (101) receives the outgoing stream (111), extracts said at least one indicator therefrom and adapts the encoding of the incoming stream (112) according to said at least one extracted indicator. The method can be applied notably to video conferences conducted on the basis of self-powered terminals for the purpose of maintaining the operating period of these terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Harmonic, Inc.
    Inventor: Xavier Ducloux
  • Patent number: 10334311
    Abstract: An image display device including a display; a first external interface configured to receive a first image signal input from a first external device connected to the image display device; a second external interface configured to receive a second image signal input from a second external device connected to the image display device; and a controller coupled with the display, the first external interface and the second external interface, the controller configured to display a plurality of external device icons, on a first area of the display, wherein the plurality of external device icons include a first external device icon corresponding to the first external device and a second external device icon corresponding the second external device, and display, on a second area of the display, a first image based on the first image signal in response to the first external device icon being selected if the first external device is connected to the image display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinyoung Choi, Gowoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10313393
    Abstract: Systems and methods for securely pairing a transmitting device with a receiving device are described. The systems and methods may communicate with a first device via a first communication method over a wireless communication network. The systems and methods may acquire from the first device via a second communication method, a first sensory pattern representing a first key, the first key being a security key, wherein the second communication method is different from the first communication method. In addition, the systems and methods may determine the first key by deciphering the first sensory pattern using a deciphering scheme. Further, the system and methods may communicate with the first device via the first communication method using the first key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Patrick Kelly, Saleem Ahmed Sangi, Robert Thomas Perry, Adam R. Koeppel
  • Patent number: 10284888
    Abstract: Techniques for synchronizing playback of multiple media streams are presented, including where presentation timestamps in the multiple media streams may not related. Techniques include determining a first correspondence between the first encoding timestamp and the first presentation time; determining a second correspondence between the second encoding timestamp and the second presentation time; and synchronizing a first player for the first stream and a second player for the second stream based on the first correspondence, the second correspondence, the first and second encoding timestamp, and a playback clock available to both first and second players.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Roger N. Pantos
  • Patent number: 10241964
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that leverage computers, and specifically a network like the Internet, to provide understandable information to a patient and to obtain meaningful consent from the patient. In particular, the systems and methods described herein may integrate with an electronic medical records (EMR) system to provide information to a patient. Such information may include an explanation of a how a procedure or treatment may be performed, possible complications or side effects that may occur, what a patient should do pre-op, what a patient should do during the procedure or treatment, and/or what a patient should do or expect post-op.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Evocentauri Inc.
    Inventor: Ali Sadrieh