For Format With Different Aspect Ratio Patents (Class 348/556)
  • Patent number: 11509858
    Abstract: A smart multimedia content receiver automatically resizes video images based on the content being displayed on the TV screen. Such a self-formatting content receiver includes on-board image processing capability that provides continuous video analysis to detect changes in program formatting and convert each frame as it is received in real time, as opposed to processing and re-releasing an entire program or movie, or relying on the viewer to re-format programs manually. In response to detecting a change, aspect ratio adjustments are made as needed. Because the self-formatting content receiver has access to the video data before it is displayed, such automatic on-the-fly adjustments ensure that the viewer's experience during program changes is seamless and without distortion. Subscribers can influence decisions made by the content receiver by pre-setting viewer preferences for aspect ratio adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Gregory Greene
  • Patent number: 11501730
    Abstract: Disclosed is a display driving apparatus configured to provide a signal to a display panel, including an output buffer unit configured to output the source signal to the display panel for the active period and output a porch signal to the display panel for the blank period, and a low dropout (LDO) unit configured to supply the porch signal to the output buffer unit, wherein the output buffer unit includes a buffer configured to output the source signal or the porch signal to the display panel, a first switch configured to switch a connection between the LDO unit and an input line of the buffer, and a second switch configured to switch a connection between the LDO unit and an output line of the buffer, and the buffer is turned on or off according to a switching state of each of the first switch and the second switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: LX SEMICON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Jong Park, Hyeon Seok Ko
  • Patent number: 11443409
    Abstract: An image capture device may capture visual content through a front-facing optical element. A portion of the visual content may be enlarged for presenting on a front-facing display of the image capture device. Extent of the visual content within the portion may be warped to increases size of depiction within the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventor: David Newman
  • Patent number: 11423860
    Abstract: Certain IHSs (Information Handling Systems) may utilize displays that are foldable. Foldable displays may utilize OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display technology, which is particularly susceptible to screen burn-in. Embodiments implement procedures for mitigation of screen burn-in of a foldable display. When folded, a foldable display is logically divided into screen portions based on the locations of the folds. Embodiments mitigate screen burn-in separately in each these screen portions that are created by folding the display. A gap may be displayed along the length of the folds of a folded display, thus separating the different screen portions. Embodiments may implement procedures for mitigating screen burn-in from displaying such a gap. Embodiments may also determine screen portions of a folded display that are actively in use and may implement procedures for mitigating screen burn-in in inactive portions of the folded display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Vivek Viswanathan Iyer, Philip M. Seibert
  • Patent number: 11317173
    Abstract: A cloud-based video production system, methods, and apparatus are provided. Video sources are in communication with a cloud-based video production server and a remote user interface via a network. A control unit, which is located at or in communication with video production server, is in communication with the remote user interface. A buffer, corresponding to each of the video sources, is disposed between each of the video sources and the control unit to account for network delays. Commands for selecting and manipulating video content from the video sources are sent from the user interface to the control unit, each of the commands containing a command timestamp corresponding to the video timestamp of the video frame displayed on the user interface when the command is issued. The control unit executes each command at a time when the video timestamp at an output of the corresponding buffer corresponds to the command timestamp. The control unit outputs a video program in accordance with the commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TVU Networks Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Shen
  • Patent number: 11295701
    Abstract: A pixel rendering method includes: receiving first image information corresponding to a first color pixel and m pieces of second image information corresponding to m transparent pixels adjacent to the first color pixel; obtaining, according to the first image information and the m pieces of second image information, image rendering information of the first color pixel; and rendering the first color pixel by using the image rendering information of the first color pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhenzhen Li
  • Patent number: 11282483
    Abstract: An example display device includes a first graphics input port to receive a first video signal, and a second graphics input port to receive a second video signal. A processor is provided to select extended display identification data (EDID) information associated with the display device, and change the EDID information of a full-screen resolution of the first and second video signals while a split screen output command is generated. A video scaler is provided to generate a split screen output with a full-screen display for both the first and second video signals based on the changed EDID information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chen Wen Shih, Tim Guynes, John W. Frederick, Timothy G. Solomon
  • Patent number: 10966001
    Abstract: A cloud-based video production system, methods, and apparatus are provided. Video sources are in communication with a cloud-based video production server and a remote user interface via a network. A control unit, which is located at or in communication with video production server, is in communication with the remote user interface. A buffer, corresponding to each of the video sources, is disposed between each of the video sources and the control unit to account for network delays. Commands for selecting and manipulating video content from the video sources are sent from the user interface to the control unit, each of the commands containing a command timestamp corresponding to the video timestamp of the video frame displayed on the user interface when the command is issued. The control unit executes each command at a time when the video timestamp at an output of the corresponding buffer corresponds to the command timestamp. The control unit outputs a video program in accordance with the commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TVU Networks Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Shen
  • Patent number: 10778930
    Abstract: A system and method to facilitating selecting or otherwise providing access to electronic content and services. Access to the content and services may be provided in such as a manner as to facilitate access to higher quality forms of the content. The higher quality forms of the content may be relate to any number of characteristics associated with displaying, transmitting, compressing, securing, and/or otherwise manipulating the content to more suitable forms relative to another form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Derek T. Harrar, Jack M. Birnbaum
  • Patent number: 10721432
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus includes a graphic image generation unit configured to generate a graphic image, a communication control unit configured to obtain, from a display apparatus, conversion characteristic information indicating a relationship between a pixel value of a display image based on a captured image input from the image capturing apparatus to the display apparatus and a display luminance value in a state in which the display image is displayed on the display apparatus, and a video output unit configured to output, to the display apparatus together with a captured image, a corrected graphic image obtained by correcting a pixel value of the graphic image based on the conversion characteristic information and a target value of a display luminance value of the graphic image when the graphic image is displayed on the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Koike
  • Patent number: 10674133
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image display device or an image signal output device. The image display device or the image signal output device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a receiver for receiving an image; an input unit for receiving a user input to select a display mode or an image signal output mode; a determiner for determining the selected display mode; a depth map generator for generating a depth map for the received image having depth information corresponding to a predefined curvature if the result of determination indicates that the selected display mode is a 3D curved image mode; a 3D image frame generator for generating a left-eye image frame and a right-eye image frame from the received image on the basis of the generated depth map; and an output unit for outputting the generated left-eye image and right-eye image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-bo Oh
  • Patent number: 10645283
    Abstract: A display device including a display configured to display at least a portion of an omnidirectional image; a user input interface configured to input a display mode of the omnidirectional image to be one of a first display mode and a second display mode; and a controller configured to in response to the input display mode being the first display mode, set a size of an area of the omnidirectional image to be displayed on the display to correspond with an aspect ratio of the display, in response to the input display mode being the second display mode, set the size of the area of the omnidirectional image to be displayed on the display to correspond with an aspect ratio that is different than the aspect ratio of the display, and display a first partial image on the display including an area having the set size of the omnidirectional image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Kwanhee Seo
  • Patent number: 10638108
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image display device or an image signal output device. The image display device or the image signal output device according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a receiver for receiving an image; an input unit for receiving a user input to select a display mode or an image signal output mode; a determiner for determining the selected display mode; a depth map generator for generating a depth map for the received image having depth information corresponding to a predefined curvature if the result of determination indicates that the selected display mode is a 3D curved image mode; a 3D image frame generator for generating a left-eye image frame and a right-eye image frame from the received image on the basis of the generated depth map; and an output unit for outputting the generated left-eye image and right-eye image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung-bo Oh
  • Patent number: 10409486
    Abstract: A method for controlling a display of an electronic device, comprising: detecting a first input; and dividing the display of the electronic device into at least a main screen area, a left-edge area, and a right-edge area based on the first input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byungjin Kang, Namhoi Kim, Seongwoong Park, Do-Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10405052
    Abstract: A digital video conversion device is communicatively coupled to a TV set and a TV signal source, respectively, to pass TV signals from the TV signal source to the TV set. Upon receipt of a TV channel identification request from a mobile terminal via a wireless communication channel, the digital video conversion device acquires an image from the TV signals currently broadcasted on the TV set and extracts a plurality of station logo characteristic sets from the image, each station logo characteristic set corresponding to one of a plurality of station logo templates. After calculating a similarity score between each station logo characteristic set and a corresponding station logo template, the digital video conversion device identifies one of the plurality of station logo templates as matching the image based on their similarity scores and returns TV channel information associated with the identified station logo template to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mei Jiang, Hailong Liu, Jian Liu, Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 10346120
    Abstract: A method of displaying an image by using a plurality of display apparatuses and a display apparatus using the same are provided. The method includes controlling a first image to be divided into a plurality of first sub-images which correspond to a number of a plurality of display apparatuses and displaying the plurality of first sub-images, receiving a signal to change a first sub-image of the first image displayed on a first display apparatus to a second image, and in response to receiving the signal, controlling the second image to be displayed on the first display apparatus and controlling the first image to be re-divided into a plurality of second sub-images corresponding to a number of a group of plurality of display apparatuses among the plurality of display apparatuses and displaying the plurality of second sub-images on the group of the plurality of display apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-sun Cho, Sang-bae Park, Jae-hoon Jeong, Seong-seol Hong
  • Patent number: 10319073
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for digital content zooming. In one example case, the hypotenuse of the digital content (or a combination of both height and width values of the content) is initially set to provide the 100% zoom level and is subsequently used to resize or zoom that content. In particular, an arbitrary constant that is independent of the content itself is used to define the initial or 100% zoom level at which the content is initially displayed. The arbitrary constant may be, for example, a hypotenuse size in pixels, or a specific combination of height and width in pixels. In one specific example, the arbitrary constant can be selected based on, for instance, an average of current physical screen and/or virtual viewing window resolutions' hypotenuse sizes, in pixels. In any case, the arbitrary constant can be used to set the initial size of the content, and to compute zoom steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC
    Inventor: Amir Mesguich Havilio
  • Patent number: 10257487
    Abstract: Techniques are described for reducing the number of fetches performed when a background layer (e.g., letter or pillar box) to be displayed is of a constant fill color. One or more processors (e.g., a display processor) may be configured to detect that a background layer is of a constant fill color. If so, rather than fetching the background layer from memory, the one or more processors may be configured to generate the constant fill color for the background layer. In doing so, there may be a reduction in the number of memory fetches performed, as the constant fill background layer is not fetched or is only partially fetched. This may reduce memory fetch operations (as only the video layer is fetched) and therefore power savings (e.g., battery usage) at memory and bus interfaces, decreased use of the bandwidth at the bus and memory, and decreased processor usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Raviteja Tamatam, Prashant Nukala, Kalyan Thota, Jayant Shekhar, Krishna Chaitanya Devarakonda
  • Patent number: 10250877
    Abstract: A method is described for reconstructing a current block of a current image from at least one block of a reconstructed reference image at a different size from the size of the current image. The method comprises the steps: motion compensate the reference block with at least one interpolation filter that depends on the size of said reference image and on the size of said current image, decode, for the current block, a residue block, and reconstruct the current block from the residue block and from the motion compensated reference block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATENT HOLDINGS
    Inventors: Philippe Bordes, Pierre Andrivon, Philippe Salmon
  • Patent number: 10070043
    Abstract: Provided are an image processing system, an image processing method, and a program capable of improving the user-friendliness upon implementing the operation input for controlling the imaging device. Provided are an image acquisition unit for receiving an image captured by a video camera, a display control unit for displaying the image on a display device, an input control unit for receiving an operation input for changing at least one of an image-capture direction and magnification of the video camera, and a camera control unit for changing at least one of the image-capture direction and magnification of the video camera according to the operation input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10021433
    Abstract: In one aspect, an example method includes (i) receiving, by a computing system, a data stream representing a media content item followed by a social media (SM) content item, (ii) performing, by the computing system, an analysis of a data rate of the data stream, (iii) determining, by the computing system based on the analysis, a demarcation point in the data stream between the media content item and the SM content item, and (iv) integrating, by the computing system using the demarcation point, the SM content item without the media content item into a video program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventors: Hank J. Hundemer, Dana Lasher
  • Patent number: 9942448
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes one or more processors, a conversion unit configured to convert a color of the image based on a predetermined condition, and a display control unit configured to perform control such that, in a case where a non-color-converted image is displayed in which the color of the non-color-converted image is not converted, a display item is displayed at a superimposed position at which the display item is superimposed on the image, and in a case where a color-converted image is displayed in which the color of the color-converted image is converted, the display item is displayed at a non-superimposed position at which the display item is not superimposed on the color-converted image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshimichi Ise
  • Patent number: 9934721
    Abstract: Provided is an organic light emitting display device including: a display unit having a first display region and a second display region, and comprising a plurality of pixels; and a controller configured to calculate an OPR (On Pixel Ratio) of the plurality of pixels from video data input from an outside, and to generate corrected video data for decreasing driving current of the plurality of pixels based on the OPR, the OPR including a first OPR that corresponds to the first display region and a second OPR that corresponds to the second display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Young An, Ho Suk Maeng
  • Patent number: 9791933
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a projection type image display apparatus, including: a projecting portion projecting an input image on an image projected body; a camera portion photographing the image projected body; a display control block controlling display of a projected image projected by the projecting portion; and a gesture recognizing unit recognizing a gesture manipulation of a user contained in the image photographed by the camera portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Igarashi, Kentarou Kunikane, Naomasa Takahashi, Hideo Nagasaka, Jun Kimura
  • Patent number: 9774840
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a basic format for a 3D signal having a first area to arrange main video data, a second area to arrange graphic data, a third area to arrange depth information of pixels of the main video data, and a fourth area to arrange depth information of pixels of the graphic data are defined. When depth information of pixels of the main video data is generated, a 3D processing module can select whether to use a first pattern obtained by inserting the graphic data into the main video data and a second pattern obtained by not inserting the graphic data into the main video data. A 3D related controller decides on the first or second pattern to be used by the 3D processing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA VISUAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dai Ishimaru, Hidehito Izawa, Takero Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9756285
    Abstract: Provided are a method, device, and a display device for switching video source. The method comprises: detecting and finding at least one currently available video source; displaying the video source in a video source list in the form of thumbnails, obtaining a video source selection event, switching to the selected video source from the video source list as the current video source, and displaying said video source. The present invention can at least solve the problems of low switching efficiency and abnormal switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xianxu Su, Peng Ding, Mingliang Wu
  • Patent number: 9685136
    Abstract: A display system and a conversion apparatus are provided. The display system includes an image signal input apparatus configured to convert a first parallel image signal to a serial image signal, a conversion apparatus configured to convert the serial image signal to a second parallel image signal, and a display apparatus configured to process the second parallel image signal, and display the processed second parallel image signal. The conversion apparatus is attachable to and detachable from the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In-beom Kim, Seok-woo Yong, Soo-hyun Um
  • Patent number: 9668015
    Abstract: A UHD display presents HD video in the native resolution of HD, leaving some portions of the UHD display unused for presenting the HD video. Ancillary information received, for example, in real time with the HD video or in parallel with the HD video over the Internet is presented in the unused portions of the UHD display along with the HD video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eric Hsiao
  • Patent number: 9549141
    Abstract: A digital video signal has a frame rate and a resolution within a range of resolutions. If the resolution of the received digital video signal is in a lower resolution range then it is not compressed or if in a higher resolution range the video color data is compressed by a constant compression ratio. Frames of digital color samples are transmitted and frames of digital color samples are received at the same frame rate. The received compressed digital color samples are expanded by a constant expansion ratio when transmitted in a compressed format and not expanded if transmitted in the uncompressed video format. A digital video signal is output with a resolution the same as the resolution of the original digital video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Adder Technology Limited
    Inventors: Nigel Dickens, Anthony Field
  • Patent number: 9071787
    Abstract: In general, in an aspect, the invention provides a multimedia entertainment system including a communication link, a video source coupled to the communication link and configured to produce a video signal and provide the video signal to the communication link, a video display coupled to the communication link and configured to receive the video signal from the video source via the communication link, and to provide dynamic display characteristic information indicative of a display capability of the video display to the video source via the communication link, wherein the video source is configured to receive the dynamic display characteristic information and to produce the video signal as a function of the dynamic display characteristic information, and wherein the video display is configured to display a video image in accordance with the video signal provided by the video source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignees: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Edward G. Callway, David Glen, Andrew Gruber, Gaurav Arora, Philip Swan
  • Patent number: 9033520
    Abstract: A projector includes a lens adjustment mechanism that performs a predetermined adjustment operation for a projection lens, an adjustment value storage unit that stores lens adjustment values for performing the predetermined adjustment operation by linking the lens adjustment values to the type of aspect ratio of an image signal, a signal aspect ratio recognition unit that recognizes the aspect ratio of the image signal input to an input terminal as a signal aspect ratio, an adjustment value acquisition unit that acquires, from the adjustment value storage unit, the lens adjustment values corresponding to the type of signal aspect ratio recognized by the signal aspect ratio recognition unit, and an adjustment control unit that causes the lens adjustment mechanism to perform a lens adjustment operation based on the lens adjustment values acquired by the adjustment value acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shunji Maruyama
  • Patent number: 8976292
    Abstract: A method of improving the perceptual video quality of video sequences containing black bars. Horizontal or vertical black bars caused by a missmatch between the aspect ratio of the encoded video and the display device. The presence of black bars is detected, and the encoding process is adjusted to eliminate visual depredation of the reproduced video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Mahant Siddaramanna, Naveen Srinivasamurthy
  • Patent number: 8950875
    Abstract: A projector includes a lens adjustment mechanism that performs a predetermined adjustment operation for a projection lens, an input selection unit that selects one input terminal from plurality of input terminals provided in the input terminal unit according to a predetermined operation, an adjustment value storage unit that stores lens adjustment values by linking to the type of the input terminal, an adjustment value acquisition unit that acquires, from the adjustment value storage unit, the lens adjustment values corresponding to the type of the selected input terminal when the predetermined operation is received, and an adjustment control unit that causes the lens adjustment mechanism to perform a lens adjustment operation based on the acquired lens adjustment values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shunji Maruyama
  • Patent number: 8917293
    Abstract: Image data obtained by adding a dummy image to a periphery of inputted image data is divided into blocks which correspond to positions of LEDs. A light-emitting luminance of an LED in an image display area is determined in accordance with a maximum value among gradation values of pixels included in a block corresponding to the LED. A light-emitting luminance of an LED in an image non-display area is determined in accordance with an average luminance level of some of small blocks which are adjacent to the block corresponding to the LED in the image non-display area, the small blocks being obtained by further dividing a block of the image display area adjacent to the block corresponding to the LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Makoto Shiomi
  • Patent number: 8908093
    Abstract: The intended display aspect-ratio for video is determined automatically by analyzing an image to identify image blocks resulting from prior block-based processing of the video; comparing horizontal and vertical dimensions of those image blocks with horizontal and vertical dimensions of the image, with black border regions excluded as necessary; and determining from that comparison a display aspect ratio for the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Snell Limited
    Inventors: Michael James Knee, Maurice Snell
  • Patent number: 8908107
    Abstract: A remote control system includes a remote control device and an electronic device. The remote control device includes an input element, a wireless transmitter to transmit an absolute coordinate signal and a motion signal and a control unit electrically connected to the input element and the wireless transmitter. The electronic device includes a wireless receiver and a display screen. The wireless receiver receives the absolute coordinate signal and the motion signal, and displays the absolute coordinate signal at the display screen via a cursor. When the electronic device does not receive the motion signal, the absolute coordinate signal is not operated on an application program of the electronic device. When the electronic device receives the motion signal, the absolute coordinate signal is operated on the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng-Shen Wu
  • Patent number: 8908096
    Abstract: First and second division patterns are defined so that main areas A and A? are similar to each other in shape, having the same horizontal-to-vertical ratio. Even if an image output apparatus is connected to a display unit having both first and second display screens, the image output apparatus generates an identical image for the main area A or A? regardless of the aspect ratio of the display screen. The main areas A and A? display important information and the like. Sub areas B and B? display auxiliary information. The first and second division patterns may be determined so that the sub areas B and B? are similar to each other in shape like the main areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Sachiyo Aoki
  • Patent number: 8891017
    Abstract: A video input section acquires a video signal formed of a plurality of frames. A frame separator separates the video signal acquired by the video input section on a frame basis and distributes the separated video signals. A plurality of parallel processors perform video processing in parallel on the separated video signals corresponding to the frames separated and distributed by the frame separator. A frame combiner combines the separated video signals on which the plurality of parallel processors have performed the video processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Kegasawa
  • Patent number: 8866968
    Abstract: Provided is a video processing device capable of displaying an easily viewable video utilizing a broader area in a display. A video processing unit that is included in the video processing device and processes an input video includes a first memory that stores the input video, a second memory that stores the input video, a compression/expansion control unit that compresses and/or expands a first area of the input video stored in the first memory and compresses and/or expands a second area of the input video stored in the second memory, and an image composing unit that generates an output video in which a video of the first area compressed and/or expanded by the compression/expansion control unit and a video of the second area compressed and/or expanded by the compression/expansion control unit are horizontally aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 8830400
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, an apparatus, and a system for implementing picture in picture in a home network. The method for implementing picture in picture in a home network includes: obtaining a video stream of a video main window from a video network and decoding and playing the video stream of the main window; receiving a picture in picture activation signal sent by a user; sending a transcoding request message to a control device, where the transcoding request message carries a number of a picture in picture video sub-window channel; receiving a video stream of the video sub-window channel, where the video stream has been transcoded and then sent by the control device; and decoding and playing the video stream of the video sub-window channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaoqing Qin
  • Patent number: 8817188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic adjustment of text in a video are described. At least one embodiment includes a system for automatic adjustment of text in a video on a display comprising a ratio detector configured to detect an original aspect ratio of the video, an edge locator configured to identify edges of the video based on the original aspect ratio detected, wherein regions between the edges of the video and edges of the display define unused regions, a size assessment module configured to determine size of the text, wherein the size assessment module determines the size of the text by examining at least one of light portions within the text and a bounding rectangle which surrounds the text. The system further comprises a text adjuster configured to move the text to the unused region above or below the video, wherein the text adjuster further aligns the text to at least one of the edges of the video and the edges of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Cyberlink Corp
    Inventors: Chen-Yan Yang, Yu Chung Lee
  • Patent number: 8810732
    Abstract: A multimedia device is described. The multimedia device includes a multiplexer. The multimedia device also includes a plurality of high-definition interface inputs coupled with the multiplexer and an output coupled with the multiplexer. Moreover, the multimedia device includes a processor coupled with the multiplexer to configure the multiplexer to provide one of the plurality of high-definition multimedia interface inputs to the output based on the detection of a clock signal on one of the plurality of high-definition multimedia interface inputs. Furthermore, methods related to embodiments of a multimedia device are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: AliphCom
    Inventors: Bradley Bozarth, Jeffrey D. Boone, Jon Norenberg, Jano Banks, David C. Buuck, Eric Wiles
  • Patent number: 8799963
    Abstract: A system and method of switching services in a receiver unit includes a verifier module in the receiver unit receiving a service signal and middleware within the receiving unit receiving an evaluate signal and enabling the verifier to determine a service change from the service signal. The middleware changing a service flag for the service when a service change is determined at the verifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Hubach, Ivonne Y. Chen, Natalya Klimochkin, Sewon Oh, Tam T. Leminh
  • Patent number: 8786775
    Abstract: Provided are a display system and a method of outputting an image signal corresponding to a display panel. The display system includes an image processor converting original video data input from a video signal converting unit into converted video data corresponding to a recognized output standard and outputting the converted video data; and a display unit including a memory storing characteristic information and serving to display the converted video data as visual information. Here, the image processor reads out the characteristic information from the memory to recognize the output standard. Accordingly, it is possible to adaptively cope with the case where only the display panel is replaced for the purpose of improvement in resolution, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Humax Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong-Jun Chung
  • Patent number: 8755668
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a playback apparatus includes a decoder, a resolution receiver, and an image quality enhancer. The decoder configured to decode encoded first moving image data to generate second moving image data. The resolution receiver configured to receive a resolution of a display device on which a video image based on the second moving image data is displayed. The image quality enhancer configured to perform image quality enhancement processing to the second moving image data according to the resolution of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kosuke Uchida, Masahiro Tada
  • Patent number: 8743285
    Abstract: A high definition television monitor adapted to display a program guide, for example an electronic program guide demonstration, in low definition mode (1H) and automatically switch to high definition mode (2H) upon completion of the program guide display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Mark Alan Nierzwick, Carlton Jethro Simmons
  • Patent number: 8736759
    Abstract: A method of interpolated frame generation and input source detection includes: receiving input frames; storing at least a first frame of successive frames in the input frames into a storage device under a film mode; comparing the stored first frame with a second frame of the successive frames not stored in the storage device to generate a first comparison result for determining whether to exit the film mode; and reading frames stored in the storage device to generate interpolated frames under the film mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Mediatek Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-Chuan Liang, Siou-Shen Lin, Te-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 8736755
    Abstract: A display apparatus, includes: a display unit; a signal receiving unit which receives a video signal; a signal processing unit which processes the video signal received by the signal receiving unit to be displayed; an input unit through which a frame rate demonstration function is selectable; and a control unit which controls the signal processing unit so that the video signal is processed into an inherent frame rate of the video signal and at least one corrected frame rate which is different from the inherent frame rate to be displayed in different areas of the display unit if the frame rate demonstration function is selected through the input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Deok-jin Yang
  • Patent number: 8730400
    Abstract: An image displaying apparatus and an image processing apparatus are provided. The image displaying apparatus comprises a signal receiver unit, a signal processor unit, a display unit, a signal output unit, and a control unit. The signal receiver unit receives a broadcast signal or a signal provided from a signal source. The signal processor unit processes the received signal. The display unit displays the processed signal. The signal output unit comprises an output terminal configured to output the received signal, and a signal converter configured to convert the processed signal. The control unit controls the signal, provided from the signal receiver unit, to be outputted to the external device by using the signal output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hae-Ryong Kim
  • Patent number: 8711286
    Abstract: First and second division patterns are defined so that main areas A and A? are similar to each other in shape, having the same horizontal-to-vertical ratio. Even if an image output apparatus is connected to a display unit having both first and second display screens, the image output apparatus generates an identical image for the main area A or A? regardless of the aspect ratio of the display screen. The main areas A and A? display important information and the like. Sub areas B and B? display auxiliary information. The first and second division patterns may be determined so that the sub areas B and B? are similar to each other in shape like the main areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Sachiyo Aoki