Combined With Diverse Art Device (e.g., Computer, Telephone) Patents (Class 348/552)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9930374
    Abstract: Methods and systems that provide enhanced personal video recorder (“PVR”) and interactive television program guide (“IPG”) functionality are provided. An interactive television application (“application”) may be implemented to provide such functionality. The application may be used to display a list of PVR recordings, to schedule recordings to a PVR, to configure recordings, to view a list of scheduled recordings, to configure recording settings, or to select delete priority settings for recordings. The application may integrate pay-per-view and PVR functionality. The application may send user notifications for changes that are to be made to the recording content of a PVR. Live programming may be buffered by the application using a straight buffers that are created for each new program. Parallel buffers for concurrent programs may be implemented using multiple tuners. Straight buffers may be used in managing or controlling the flow of programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ellis, Danny R. Gaydou, M. Scott Reichardt, Joseph P. Baumgartner, William L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 9924143
    Abstract: Techniques to project an image from a wearable computing device are provided. A wearable computing device including a projector configured to project an image into a user field of view based on output from one or more sensors and/or images captured by a camera. The wearable computing device can also include a touch input device. The wearable computing device can project an image responsive to a users touch based on signals received from the touch input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lenitra M. Durham, Glen J. Anderson, John C. Weast, Giuseppe Raffa
  • Patent number: 9916120
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device for providing a screen mirroring service are provided. The method includes connecting a control channel to at least one other electronic device when an electronic device executes a screen mirroring service, transmitting screen data comprising an added virtual key, to the other electronic device, and performing a function based on a control signal corresponding to using the virtual key received from the other electronic device over the control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Hyung Kim, Kwang-Hyun Ko, Alexander Larionov, Yong-Ha Choi
  • Patent number: 9913230
    Abstract: An electronic device includes one or more processors and a wireless communication circuit. The one or more processors cause the wireless communication circuit to engage in a pairing procedure with at least one other electronic device to establish, during a pairing process, a peer-to-peer wireless communication link with the second electronic device. During pairing, the electronic device determines a minimum signal strength of wireless communication signals required to establish the peer-to-peer wireless communication link. Thereafter, the electronic device communicates at, and/or transmits a device discovery beacon having, a signal strength equal to or less than the minimum signal strength to conserve power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Tyagi, Sudhir Vissa, Douglas Lautner, Scott Debates
  • Patent number: 9900640
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to configuration of content and consumption thereof content in a networked environment. In certain aspects, the consumed content can be coordinated or otherwise synchronized between disparate consumption devices, which may be served content via different content platforms. In another aspect, the consumed content can be customized for a specific device and/or an end-user thereof. In yet another aspect, recommendations for content and/or products associated with at least a portion of the content can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Nadine Finnerty, Keith Alan Rothschild, Roy Edmond Pereira, Roy Roger Toney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9892369
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying whether certain web-based media or web-based videos are likely to become popular is provided. Videos that are identified as having a strong likelihood of becoming popular with a particular demographic group are paired to advertisements or other media appropriate for the particular demographic group. Videos that are likely to be popular are identified by measuring early input rates such as request rates, replay rates, comment rates, forwarding rates and reply rates. Input rate patterns including pattern segments correlated to inputs from a particular demographic group are identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: III HOLDINGS 1, LLC
    Inventor: Kwabena Benoni Abboa-Offei
  • Patent number: 9894418
    Abstract: A Cuddle (CUD) system for a user mobile device that allows a user to view broadcast stations worldwide. In this system, a CUD module icon on a screen display is configured to connect to a CUD module. The CUD module interactively receives from the user selections including genre of movies or shows, news, television stations, sports from the one or more broadcast stations. The CUD module selectively interacts with and modifies functionality of an electronic processing unit responsible for functionality of a transceiver module and/or a screen display module to select and automatically display a selected number of one or more broadcast selections from one or more CUD module selections on the user mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Resna Scott
  • Patent number: 9894781
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display mounted in a housing. The display may have layers such as polarizer layers, a color filter layer, and a thin-film transistor layer. Display layers such as color filter layers and thin-film-transistor layers may have glass substrates. Notches or other openings may be formed in the layers of a display. For example, a notch with a curved chamfered edge may be formed in a lower end of a thin-film-transistor layer. A component such as a button may overlap the notch. Structures such as sensors, cameras, acoustic components, and other electronic components, buttons, communications path structures such as flexible printed circuit cables and wire bonding wires, and housing structures may be received within a display layer notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Benjamin M. Rappoport, John P. Ternus, Sean Corbin, Stephen R. McClure
  • Patent number: 9880712
    Abstract: In-application customization is provided where users can both use and customize the application. Within a graphical user interface of an application developed by an original author, an interaction from a customizer user of the application can be received to make a modification to the application from a set of available modifications that the original author did not create for the application. The modification can be performed using functionality made available through a developer program service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dean A. Slawson, Doron Bar-Caspi, Gregory S. Lindhorst, Imran Aziz, Nichol C. Viton
  • Patent number: 9860641
    Abstract: A source device uses a profile of an audio output device (e.g., headphones or speakers) to adjust the acoustic output of the audio output device. A database of audio output device profiles is stored in a cloud or locally on the source device. The profiles may include electroacoustic measurement data characterizing the audio output device or processing parameters for the audio output device. A program running on the source device selects a profile corresponding to the connected audio output device. The profile is used by the software running on the source device to determine processing for an audio stream played by the audio output device. The processing provides equalization to modify the unique audio output device frequency response, and compensation for human perception of sound at different listening levels, and dynamic range adjustment to better match the capabilities of the audio output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Audyssey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Kyriakakis, Kevin Dixon, Tyson Osborne Yaberg, Chandra Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 9843095
    Abstract: An antenna element (10) includes: a feeding point (16); a connector (15) in which an external antenna is detachably engaged; a first partial element (11) connecting the feeding point (16) and the connector (15); and a second partial element (12) branching from the first partial element (11) and having an open end (12a) at a different position from the connector (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shuhhei Ohguchi, Hiroyuki Takebe
  • Patent number: 9830113
    Abstract: A system for printing an image. A printer includes a controller for motion in an X axis, components for motion in the X axis, a print head for printing image data in a swath, and a communication module for receiving image data and communications indicating that printing the swath is authorized and that printing is completed. A substrate unit includes a controller for motion in a Y axis, components for motion in the Y axis, and a communication module for receiving image data from a source. The communication module sends at least a portion of the image data to the printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Bruce A Deboard, Lucas D Barkley, Michael A Marra, III
  • Patent number: 9830799
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods of locating a misplaced electronic device using a mobile computer are disclosed herein. In certain examples, the misplaced device is configured to transmit a first plurality of beacons at a first rate, operate in a receive mode between at least one pair of adjacent beacons, receive a wake-up message from the mobile computer over a wireless communication network during the operation in the receive mode, and transmit a second plurality of beacons following receipt of the wake-up message, wherein each beacon in the second plurality of beacons is transmitted at a second rate, the second rate being faster than the first rate. The mobile computing device is configured to receive the first plurality of beacons from the misplaced electronic device, transmit the wake-up message, and receive the second plurality of beacon signals in order to assist in locating the misplaced device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Mahesh M. Pai
  • Patent number: 9800924
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinyoung Choi, Gowoon Choi
  • Patent number: 9792716
    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: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: ARCSOFT INC.
    Inventors: Hui Deng, Jin Wang, Kaixuan Mao
  • Patent number: 9794441
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a camera module, a memory configured to store reference composition information, and a camera control module configured to collect real-time composition information through the camera module. The camera control module compares the stored reference composition information and the real-time composition information to indicate to a user whether the stored reference composition information and the real-time composition information are consistent with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Hun Eom, Young Gwon Koo, Seong Yeol Kim, Hyung Wook Choi
  • Patent number: 9781379
    Abstract: A media recorder is operable to receive broadcast media data from a media data source. The media recorder comprises a storage element for storing at least a portion of the media data, and a receiver for receiving a sequence of video images from a video camera. The media recorder further comprises a user detector for detecting whether a user is attending to a presentation of the media data, and a media presentation status detector operable to detect whether the presentation of the media item has ended. If the user detector detects that the user is not attending to the presentation, the user detector is operable to cause the storage element to store the media data. If the media presentation status detector detects that presentation of the media item has ended, the media presentation status detector is operable to cause the media recorder to enter a stand-by mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony William Godar
  • Patent number: 9769520
    Abstract: Electronic equipment and methods for permitting quick control of the operating state of a source equipment side from sink equipment. A television receiver (sink equipment) 100 and an amplifier (repeater equipment) 200 are interconnected over an HDMI cable 610, and the amplifier 200 and a DVD recorder (source equipment) 300 are interconnected over an HDMI cable 620. Each of the pieces of equipment includes, in addition to an HDMI receiving unit and an HDMI transmitting unit, a high-speed data line I/F included in a bidirectional communication unit that uses predetermined lines of the HDMI cable. The bidirectional communication unit is used to transmit channel selection information, a remote control code instructing recording, “theater mode” designating information, a remote control code, or the like from the television receiver 100 to the audio amplifier 200 or DVD recorder 300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Nakajima, Hidekazu Kikuchi, Takamichi Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 9760859
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for automatically creating printed works. A subset of electronic publications from a collection of electronic publications is periodically selected in at least one computing system. The selecting is directed at least in part by at least one rule predefined by a user. The subset of electronic publications includes at least two distinct electronic publications. A printed work that includes the subset of electronic publications is encoded for printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hilliard B. Siegel, Daniel Rose
  • Patent number: 9762780
    Abstract: A display device including a camera module is disclosed. The display device includes a display panel; a case member disposed on a back surface of the display panel; and a camera module disposed on a back surface of the case member. When a predetermined pressure is applied to an upper part of the camera module, the camera module is configured to rise by a predetermined height and then rotate at a predetermined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jintaek Jung, Junghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9749573
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method, a device and a system for controlling a cable television system. The method includes that: an intelligent mobile terminal detects whether the intelligent mobile terminal is connected to a home wireless network, and when it is detected that the intelligent mobile terminal is connected to the home wireless network, transmits a set-top box turn-on signal to a set-top box through the home wireless network; the set-top box executes a turn-on operation according to the received set-top box turn-on signal and transmits a television turn-on signal to a television. According to the disclosure, after a user of the intelligent mobile terminal gets home, the intelligent mobile terminal carried by the user automatically turns on the set-top box and the television, and the user does not need to use a remote controller of the set-top box and a remote controller of the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Weiwei Wang, Linan Shi, Zhanyue Yu
  • Patent number: 9749456
    Abstract: The present disclosure is to provide an electronic device, a control method and a program, which execute control so as not to cause wasteful electric power consumption, by suppressing functions under a certain condition, in a state where the electronic device is connected to an external device by using an external interface. The electronic device is provided with: an external interface connected to an external device; a notification unit; and a control unit; when incoming communication is received in a state where the external interface is connected to the external device, the control unit suppresses notification by the notification unit, transmits a signal indicating receipt of the incoming communication to the external device via the external interface, and controls the external device to perform notification of the incoming communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kouichi Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9723365
    Abstract: A system incorporating teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to monitor for a first adjustment made by a first communication device associated with a user where the first communication device is capable of presenting media content and where the first adjustment is associated with the presentation of the media content, determine a second adjustment to be made to a second communication device associated with the user where the determination is based at least in part on the monitored first adjustment where the second adjustment is associated with the presentation of the media content and where the second communication device is a battery-operated mobile device, and wirelessly communicate adjustment information to the second communication device that is representative of the second adjustment, where the adjustment information is adapted for allowing the second communication device to perform the second adjustment. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Harry E. Blanchard, Jeffrey L. Brandt, Aaron Bangor
  • Patent number: 9710216
    Abstract: A framework for forming an electronic display includes a primary electronic device, at least one coupling electronic device, and at least one secondary electronic device. The primary electronic device includes a system on a chip electronically coupled to a display screen of the primary electronic device. The at least one coupling electronic and the at least one secondary electronic device each includes an integrated circuit and a corresponding display screen. Each electronic device includes at least one connector configured to electronically couple to the connector of another electronic device. The system on a chip of the primary electronic device controls the display screen of each of the electronic devices to display a portion of the electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tong-Qi Huang, Chun-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 9684297
    Abstract: A system and a method for optimizing a rotational orientation of a cylindrical workpiece for a shaping process. The system having a first scanner configured to perform a first scan of the workpiece. A processor configured to perform a first optimization using data from the first scan to determine a first amount of rotation. A turning mechanism configured to perform a first rotation of the workpiece. A second scanner configured to perform a second scan of the workpiece after the first rotation. The processor further configured to determine a second actual rotational orientation of the workpiece using the data from first scan and data from the second scan, to perform a second optimization using the data from first scan to determine a second amount of rotation. The turning mechanism further configured to perform a second rotation of the workpiece by the second amount of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Cecil, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9648397
    Abstract: A function upgrade device, a display apparatus, and a method for controlling a display apparatus are provided. The function upgrade device may include a function unit configured to perform a function in conjunction with the display apparatus, a storage configured to store user information and an application related to the function unit, an interface configured to connect the function upgrade device to the display apparatus and enable the function upgrade device to communicate with the display apparatus, and a controller configured to, when the display apparatus is connected to the function upgrade device through the interface, control the function unit to operate in conjunction with the display apparatus based on the user information and the application stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Il Lee, Kun-sok Kang, Hak-sup Song, Joo-whan Lee, Seong-seol Hong, Soo-yong Lee, Mi-jin Choi