Combined With Diverse Art Device (e.g., Computer, Telephone) Patents (Class 348/552)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10228900
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to entertainment systems that interact with users so as to provide for social networking and/or other services. In certain exemplary embodiments, an entertainment system is configured to provide jukebox-related and entertainment system mediated services that are accessible from within and from the outside of the location, coordinating social networking services among and between patrons within and outside of the location and also providing for advertisement opportunities. In certain exemplary embodiments, the entertainment system within a location may serve as and/or be connected to a jukebox. The entertainment system within the location may be connected to one or more client devices, one or more displays, one or more bar-top or hand-held gaming devices, etc., in certain exemplary embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventors: Dominique Dion, Michael Tooker, Francois Guy, Francois Beaumier, Mounir Khenfir, Loic Gratton, Dominique Bureau, Harun Tunc Yayli
  • Patent number: 10230881
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a camera, comprising a housing, an electronics unit comprising a processor, and an image sensor unit comprising an image sensor and a lens support, the electronics unit being fixed inside the housing, the image sensor unit being slidable inside the housing, the housing being provided with a window through which a scene is viewable for the image sensor, the image sensor unit being slidable relative to the housing so as to allow adjustment of a distance between the image sensor and the window along an adjustment direction, wherein the electronics unit and the image sensor unit are connected to each other via a flexible cable for transmittal of digital image sensor output from the image sensor to the processor in the electronics unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: David Bull, John Åkesson
  • Patent number: 10216906
    Abstract: A system for telemedicine, the system comprising a handheld computing device and and HDMI capable video display device coupled to the handheld computing device. The handheld computing device includes a wireless communication module for transmitting to and receiving data from a network; a digital video camera configured to capture video of the first subject; a microphone configured to capture audio of the first subject; a speaker configured to transmit audio; and a processor. The processor is operably coupled to a computer readable medium having stored thereon computer executable instructions configured to transmit and receive video and audio communication from a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vigilias LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Zana Desgranges, Elisha Yaghmai
  • Patent number: 10215900
    Abstract: A long polarizing film laminate capable of producing a polarizer that can achieve the multi-functionalization and high-functionalization of an electronic device, such as an image display apparatus, that shows no variation in quality when provided as a final product, and that is excellent in yield in its production. A polarizing film laminate according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a long polarizer; and a surface protective film arranged on one surface side of the polarizer. The polarizing film laminate has, on the one surface side, exposed portions where the polarizer is exposed. The exposed portions are arranged in a lengthwise direction and/or a widthwise direction of the polarizer at predetermined intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Yaegashi, Daisuke Ogomi, Yuki Nakano, Yuji Saiki, Kota Nakai
  • Patent number: 10210377
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for operation for an electronic device. Video is output on a display unit of the electronic device. The display unit displays a screen showing a range for device recognition, and displays at least one result of the device recognition corresponding to at least one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sung-Chul Kim, Hong-Ryol Kim
  • Patent number: 10206083
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods may provide for technology that uses a wireless display docking over an infrastructure network by receiving, via a WiFi link, information associate with an infrastructure discovery of a receiver, using the information to discover the receiver via an infrastructure network i link, forming a connection with the receiver via the infrastructure network link, and streaming content to the receiver via the connection. In addition, receiver technology may emit a beacon signal via a WiFi link, form a connection with a client device via an infrastructure network link, and receive streamed content from the client device via the infrastructure network link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Abhijeet Kolekar, Babu P. Lukose, Preston J. Hunt, Anees A. Sahib, Stephen S. Ing
  • Patent number: 10200742
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a computing device, input indicating a request to view a list. The list includes multiple elements, each of the elements corresponding to respective video content. The method also includes sending the list to a display device in response to the request, where the elements of the list are ordered based on a display order of the respective video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles Stahulak, Bruce Barnes, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil Marathe
  • Patent number: 10187697
    Abstract: A content receiver determines that a communication connection recipient identifier is associated with content received from a content provider. An associated communication device is identified by the content receiver. The content receiver then signals the communication device to initiate a communication connections utilizing the communication identifier. In some implementations, the content receiver may provide a user with a notification and may signal the communication device after receiving a responses to the notification. In one or more implementations, the communication connection recipient identifiers may be telephone numbers, the communication devices may be telecommunication devices, and the communication connections may be telephone connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Md. Mashfique Iqbal
  • Patent number: 10178473
    Abstract: Apparatus having corresponding methods comprise a microphone configured to produce audio; a mute control configured to select a microphone open selection or a microphone muted selection; a processor configured to identify the audio produced during the microphone open selection as primary audio, and to identify the audio produced during the microphone muted selection as secondary audio; and a transceiver configured to transmit the primary audio and the secondary audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Plantronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ken Kannappan, Douglas K Rosener
  • Patent number: 10170016
    Abstract: A health guidance system receives health information from input devices and other sources, tracks one or more health goals, and enforces those goals by acting upon other devices. The health guidance system collects health information to paint a comprehensive picture of the user's health. The system uses the information it collects to interact with a variety of devices to enforce the user's health goals and ensure accountability. Thus, the health guidance system provides a comprehensive software system for collecting health information and using that information to produce positive changes in the health of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Olivier M. Contant, Christine V. Contant
  • Patent number: 10164835
    Abstract: A method to enable container access to a peripheral device, where the container is hosted by a virtual machine running in a first host and the peripheral device is directly connected to a second host, is provided. The method includes determining a bandwidth requirement of the peripheral device, and comparing the bandwidth requirement of the peripheral device to bandwidth allocated to the virtual machine that is hosting the container. If the bandwidth requirement of the peripheral device is higher than a threshold percentage of the bandwidth allocated to the virtual machine, the virtual machine is migrated from the first host computer to the second host computer. On the other hand, if the bandwidth requirement of the peripheral device is lower than the threshold percentage of the bandwidth allocated to the virtual machine, processes are launched to establish a network channel by which the container communicates with the peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Hariharan Jeyaraman Ganesan, Jinto Antony, Madhusudhanan Gangadharan, Smitha Radhakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10148922
    Abstract: A display system includes a master device that displays a master image corresponding to a part of image data, and a slave device that displays a slave image corresponding to another part of the image data. The slave device includes a slave signal generation unit that starts to generate a slave timing signal at a predetermined interval with reference to a timing based on a first instruction received from the master device, a slave communication unit that transmits to the master device a completion notification indicating that a preparation for displaying the slave image is completed, and a slave display unit that displays the slave image in synchronization with the slave timing signal corresponding to a second instruction received from the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masaki Fujioka, Norihiro Kawahara, Kohei Murayama, Yoshio Nishioka
  • Patent number: 10136525
    Abstract: A display device includes a casing and a hanging mechanism. The hanging mechanism is disposed within the casing and includes a covering component and a supporting component. The covering component is detachably disposed on the casing and has a receiving space and an opening. The supporting component is movably disposed within the receiving space and includes a first block portion and a second block portion. The first block portion is movably disposed within the receiving space in a first direction and configured to enter and exit from the receiving space. The first block portion includes a pivoting portion and a stopping portion connected with the pivoting portion. The second block portion is rotatably connected with the pivoting portion about a rotating axis. The first direction, the second direction and the rotating axis are perpendicular to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BENQ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Liu-Yi Huang, Hsin-Nan Lin
  • Patent number: 10120952
    Abstract: An application specification system and method have a storage unit with an XML based schema definition for an application definition language and one or more cells with each cell having one or more components that define computational and data access aspects of an application and one or more presentations. The system and method also have a web presence that performs one or more applications that is instantiated from a cell instance that has one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Alan Bush, Valeriy V. Pelyushenko, Zahid N. Ahmed, Michael Galpin, Herbert Wayne Stiel, Shashi P. Suravarapu, Robert Saran Hoexter, Joshua Brunaugh
  • Patent number: 10110845
    Abstract: A communication device is provided for enabling a TV viewer to transmit signals towards a service provider. The communication device comprises: a user interface adapted to receive input signal from the TV viewer; a transceiver adapted to communicate wirelessly with a service provider via a remote server; and a TV interface adapted to allow forwarding of signals received from a TV source and of signals received from a service provider, towards a TV device of the TV viewer. Preferably the signals received from both sources are displayed simultaneously within different viewing windows at the screen of the TV device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: T-JAT SYSTEMS 2006 LTD.
    Inventors: Oleg Golobrodsky, Gideon Drori, Yitzhak Peterburg, Moshe Peterburg
  • Patent number: 10097890
    Abstract: A system and method for multi-view output of one or more wireless portable devices. The system includes a device, such as a TV, that has a processor, a wireless transceiver coupled to the processor, and programming executable on said processor. The programming is configured for carrying out the steps of: receiving a first wireless output signal from a first portable device with the wireless transceiver; receiving a second wireless output signal from a second portable device with the wireless transceiver; identifying the first portable device and second portable device; displaying the identity of the first portable device and second portable device in an input list comprising one or more inputs; selecting the first portable device and second portable device for output on a display; and displaying the first wireless output signal simultaneous with the second wireless output signal on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Matsubayashi
  • Patent number: 10089249
    Abstract: An apparatus, shipping container, and system for in-package storing of data for an electronic device are disclosed. In one example, the apparatus comprises an electronic device that has a housing and is packaged in a shipping container that substantially encloses the electronic device. The housing includes a first communication interface and the shipping container includes a second communication interface. The second communication interface is in electrical communication with the first communication interface such that power and data signals can be communicated via the first and second communication interfaces between the electronic device and another electronic device located outside the shipping container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Steve A. Doria, John J. Manatt
  • Patent number: 10080061
    Abstract: A mobile communication device and an “app” for a mobile communication device for synchronizing audio with a delayed video displayed on a display device, including (a) receiving an audio signal over a wireless communication system, the audio signal containing audio information corresponding to delayed video information displayed on a display device, wherein the audio information is received at the mobile communication device prior to the corresponding delayed video information being displayed on the display device; (b) providing a user interface to the user including an audio delay control allowing the user to control an amount of delay added to the audio information for synchronizing output of the audio information with the delayed video information displayed on the display device; and (c) outputting the audio information via an audio interface of the mobile communication device delayed by the amount of delay added via the audio delay control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Joseph F. Kirley
  • Patent number: 10002409
    Abstract: An image signal providing apparatus includes a signal separator which separates an inputted image signal into an upper bit and a lower bit, an upper bit image quality processor which performs image quality processing regarding an upper bit image signal, a compositor which combines the image-quality-processed upper bit image signal with a lower bit image signal and outputs the result, and a controller which controls the compositor to combine the image-quality-processed upper bit image signal with the lower bit image signal per area of the image signal based on image parameters regarding the image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae-sung Lim, Mun-gyu Kong
  • Patent number: 9990843
    Abstract: By transmitting a remote controlled device identifier through an optical signal emitted by a remote controlled device to a remote control pointed at the remote controlled device, the remote control is able to address the remote controlled device via a communication network and be paired with the remote controlled device. As the remote control just has to be pointed at the remote controlled device that is to be paired the pairing is intuitive. A verification unit can be added to the remote controlled device that transmits a challenge via the optical signal to the remote control. The remote control creates a response and transmits the response to the remote controlled device for verification by the verification unit. If the verification is successful the pairing is allowed. As the challenge can only be extracted from the optical signal, access to the room in which the remote controlled device is locate dis required in order to gain control over the remote controlled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Galileo June Adeva Destura, Erik Witberg, Man Shing Wong, Arjen Van Der Linden
  • Patent number: 9990757
    Abstract: A method for a computing device to enhance video chatting Includes receiving a live video stream, processing a frame in the live video stream in real-time, and transmitting the frame to another computing device. Processing the frame in real-time includes detecting a face, an upper torso, or a gesture in the frame, and applying a visual effect to the frame. The method includes processing a next frame in the live video stream in real-time by repeating the enhancing, the detecting, and the applying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ArcSoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Deng, Jin Wang, Kaixuan Mao
  • Patent number: 9955228
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system receiving a request from a mobile device to distribute mobile video content from the mobile device by way of a television service. The system determines a particular television channel of the television service based on the request, receives the mobile video content and provides program content for the particular television channel. The program content includes the mobile video content. The system also distributes the program content to a television receiver by way of the television service, so that the television receiver can present the mobile video content at a display. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Jayanta Das