For Display Of Additional Information Patents (Class 348/563)
  • Patent number: 11166224
    Abstract: A method, performed by a network node (e.g., an eNB) is provided. The method includes, during a first time period, broadcasting system information (SI) at a first density (e.g., frequency); and determining that a condition is satisfied. The method further includes, as a result of determining that the condition is satisfied, broadcasting the SI at a second density (e.g., frequency) during a subsequent second time period. The second density is greater than the first density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andreas Höglund, Johan Bergman, Antti Ratilainen, Tuomas Tirronen, Emre Yavuz
  • Patent number: 11153649
    Abstract: An electronic device and a display method thereof are disclosed. An electronic device according to the present disclosure comprises: a display; and a processor for controlling an electronic device to operate in one of a wallpaper mode and a content mode, wherein, in the absence of a preset wallpaper, when a first user command is input while the display operates in the content mode for reproducing broadcast content, the processor controls the display to change and display the broadcast content to a first UI for entering the wallpaper mode; and, in the absence of a preset wallpaper screen, when a second user command is input while the display is operating in the content mode, the processor controls the display to change and display the broadcast content to a wallpaper setting screen for setting a wallpaper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jangwon Seo, Heejin Ko, Hyunjee Kwak
  • Patent number: 11128908
    Abstract: An electronic device that is interlocked with a display device and a method for controlling the electronic device are provided. The method includes acquiring an image by photographing an area in which the display device is installed, identifying a display area in which the display device is disposed and a background area of the display device by analyzing the acquired image, acquiring information that relates to a background image of a position at which the display device is installed based on the identified background area, and transmitting the acquired background image information to the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soo-hyun Whang, Ha-na Kim, Jun-yong Park, Jee-hoon Park, Hyun-yong Choi, You-na Choo
  • Patent number: 11082742
    Abstract: An electronic device stores, for a first user of a media-providing service, a listening history corresponding to media content items provided by the media-providing service that have been previously consumed by the first user. The electronic device provides a shared playback queue to a first device of the first user and a second device of a second user. The electronic device identifies a source of a first media content item of the one or more media content items in the shared playback queue. Based on the identified source of the first media content item in the shared playback queue, the electronic device determines whether to include the first media content item in the listening history of the first user. The electronic device provides information for a second media content item to the first device of the first user based on the listening history of the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Perttu Santeri Hernejärvi, Issra Amir Omer, Aron Joel Manucheri, Charlotta Ollesdotter, Daniel Per Åke Lindstrand, Mikael Ragnhult, Mattias Svala, Oskar Kjellin, Lonneke Van Es, Oskar Werkelin Ahlin, Erik Broberg, Conor Taylor, Björn Håkan Lindberg, Keenan Cassidy
  • Patent number: 11032601
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a storage configured to store information related to an identification name corresponding to a content providing source, a communicator comprising communication circuitry, and a processor configured to control the electronic apparatus to obtain information related to the identification name of the content providing source based on at least one of: identification information of the content providing source, an image received from the content providing source and a search result regarding the identification name received through the communicator, map the obtained information onto a different identification name corresponding to the content providing source, and store the mapping information in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byuksun Kim, Kyoungjae Park, Jinwuk Choi
  • Patent number: 11000764
    Abstract: A server center for hosting low-latency streaming interactive audio/video (A/V) includes a plurality of servers that run one or more applications and an inbound routing network that receives packet streams from users via a first network interface and routes the packets to one or more of the servers. The packet streams include user control input. One or more of the servers are operable to compute A/V data responsive to the user control input. A compression unit is coupled to receive the A/V data from the one or more of the servers and output compressed A/V data therefrom. An output routing network that routes the compressed A/V data to each of the users over a corresponding communication channel via a second interface, the compression unit is operable to modify a compression rate responsive to current characteristics of the corresponding communication channel for each user so as to optimize performance of the one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Stephen G. Perlman, Roger van der Laan
  • Patent number: 10999649
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are described for auto-summarizing video and/or audio content. In some embodiments, a summary server might retrieve one or more time codes from a time code database, and might analyze the one or more time codes to determine at least one selected time code among the one or more time codes that exceeds a predetermined number of selections. The one or more time codes might correspond to one or more triggers, which might include user-inputted triggers, triggers associated with actions by a live audience, or broadcaster/distributor/producer-provided triggers (i.e., cue tones). The summary server might determine one or more selected segments of video or audio content corresponding to the at least one selected time code, and might create one or more summary tracks, where each of the one or more summary tracks might comprise each of the one or more selected segments of the video or audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Casey, Felipe Castro, Kevin M. McBride, Ronnie S. Dhaliwal
  • Patent number: 10990578
    Abstract: A method for providing updates for pieces of content in a deck may include creating, by a processor, a deck. The deck may include a plurality of pieces of content. The method may also include leveraging, by the processor, a part of existing content, existing before creation of the deck, for at least one of the plurality of pieces of content in the deck. The at least one of the plurality of pieces of content in the deck, that leverages the part of existing content, is leveraged content and the part of the existing content is referenced content. The method may additionally include configuring, by the processor, the leveraged content for following the referenced content or ancillary content of the referenced content to obtain updates or notifications of updates to the referenced content or ancillary content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mustansir Banatwala, David A. Brooks, Joseph A. Russo
  • Patent number: 10983744
    Abstract: A terminal and operating method thereof includes receiving a plurality of contents, classifying the plurality of received contents into a plurality of groups based on recipient information of a recipient corresponding to a user of the terminal, and outputting the plurality of contents classified into the plurality of groups in order corresponding to the recipient information. A thumbnail image represents each of the plurality of groups. The thumbnail image is displayed in accordance with the recipient information, such as a thumbnail image of a group considered to be more of interest to a user displayed in a larger size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongwoo Han, Guntae Bae, Jungho Lee, Jongpil Won
  • Patent number: 10965906
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided and includes by at least one processor, obtaining an available bandwidth on the network communications link over a predetermined period of time in the future based on a measured present bandwidth and historical bandwidth measurements, determining required bandwidths for each of one or more of video sources over the predetermined period of time in the future, partitioning the calculated available bandwidth among the one or more video sources in proportion to the required bandwidths of each of the one or more video sources, and selecting one or more of a plurality of video streams from each of the one or more video sources based on a partition assigned to each of the one or more video sources. The selecting of the one or more video streams causes the one or more video streams to be transmitted over the network communications link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Vega Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Thejaswi Bharadwaj Madapushi
  • Patent number: 10956746
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a set of video frames associated with a video. A determination can be made that a first set of consecutive video frames of the set of video frames depicts identical content to a second set of consecutive video frames of the set of video frames, wherein the first set of consecutive video frames and the second set of consecutive video frames satisfy a threshold number of consecutive video frames. The video is identified as a looping video based on the determination that the first set of consecutive video frames depicts identical content to the second set of consecutive video frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Huang, Guangshuo Liu, Renbin Peng, Ziheng Wang, Di Liu, Jianyu Wang
  • Patent number: 10916123
    Abstract: A control system according to the present technology includes a control apparatus and a control-subject apparatus. The control-subject apparatus includes a first execution unit and a first output unit. The first execution unit performs a predetermined operation in response to a control signal output from the control apparatus. The first output unit outputs a tactile-sensation-related information item relating to the predetermined operation. The control apparatus includes a detection unit, a second output unit, and a second execution unit. The detection unit detects a state of the control apparatus. The second output unit outputs the control signal corresponding to the detected state. The second execution unit performs, on the basis of the tactile-sensation-related information item output from the first output unit, a tactile-sensation presentation operation for presenting a tactile sensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Akira Ono, Mikio Takenaka, Ryosuke Murakami, Hideaki Hayashi, Mioko Ambe, Ryosuke Takeuchi, Kazutoshi Ohno, Seiji Muramatsu, Tetsuya Naruse, Tetsuya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10841641
    Abstract: A program information display terminal device includes a communication component, a display component and a controller. The communication component receives data of an electronic program guide from an external server. The display component displays the electronic program guide based on the data of the electronic program guide received by the communication component. The controller divides the data of the electronic program guide for each of a plurality of sections. The controller performs display control of the electronic program guide by using divided data of the electronic program guide that corresponds to one of the sections including program information that is displayed on the display component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eiji Nakata
  • Patent number: 10818249
    Abstract: A control device is a control device that controls, based on an image signal for display of an image for each frame period, driving of a liquid crystal display apparatus, and the control device includes: a period dividing unit that divides a frame period into a first period and a second period later than the first period; a signal calculating unit that calculates, based on the image signal, a first signal value and a second signal value for driving of a liquid crystal element of the liquid crystal display apparatus; and a liquid crystal driving unit that drives the liquid crystal element with the first signal value in the first period, and drives the liquid crystal element with the second signal value in the second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Nobuki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10820055
    Abstract: A menu displaying system and method having an icon for editing image data in an AV (Audio and Video) device, the AV device having a recording medium capable of storing image data and audio data, and which is capable of reproducing image data and audio data. The method comprises steps for displaying icons and additional information corresponding to the image data stored at the recording medium, selecting one of the icons displayed, and reproducing image data corresponding to the selected icon. A corresponding program stored at the AV device having a recording media such as a hard disc drive, is then reproduced upon a menu screen such that image data stored at the AV device can be easily observed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Eung-sun Kim
  • Patent number: 10805688
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for streaming live television broadcasts and providing DVR services to subscribers in a designated market area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Didja, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Long, James A. Erickson, Ali Mehrpour, Donald E. Meyer, James E. Monroe, Jay B. Perry, Claire E. Schendel, Delmer R. Schneider, Jr., Andrii Skaliuk, Michael J. Sobieski, Eric L. Walstad
  • Patent number: 10798461
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for switching control modes of a smart TV, a device and a computer readable medium. The method comprises: collecting a user's first triggering operation when the smart TV set is in a first control mode; according to a preset switching operation corresponding to a first control mode, verifying whether a first triggering operation is a switching operation for switching the first control mode into a second control mode; if yes, switching the control mode of the smart TV set from the first control mode to the second control mode. The technical solution of the present embodiment may be employed to implement the switching of different control modes of the TV set so that at the same time, the smart TV set is only located in one control mode so that messy control of the smart TV set will not be caused, and the control efficiency of the smart TV set is effectively improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junnan Luo, Jing Li, Zhixi Chen
  • Patent number: 10791298
    Abstract: Systems and methods enable rendering picture-in-picture (“PIP”) video outputs and re-rendering of the rendered video file to remove particular excluded video elements and/or add selectively included elements independently from other video elements. Input video data is analyzed for the presence of presentation elements and the portions of the video including the presentation element are tracked in an event log. A PIP output video is rendered that includes the presentation element. Upon receiving a command to exclude the presentation element, the portions of the PIP output video containing the presentation element are re-rendered to remove the presentation element from the PIP output video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Interactive Media, LLC
    Inventor: Jay Rutler
  • Patent number: 10788902
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device and an information processing method which are capable of simply correcting an indication position in an image which corresponds to a position that is pointed in a three-dimensional space. The information processing device includes an indication position detection unit that detects a spatial indication position that is a position pointed by an indicating object in a three-dimensional space and an indication position correction unit that corrects an image indication position that is an indication position in an image which corresponds to the spatial indication position on the basis of a user voice that is a voice spoken by a user. The present technology is applicable, for example, to a head mount display (HMD) using virtual reality (VR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichi Kawano, Takuya Namae, Kenji Sugihara, Ryo Fukazawa, Daisuke Sato
  • Patent number: 10764644
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, and products provide sample content. A stream of data is sent that specifies samples of content available for a preview. A user, via a device, makes a selection from the stream of data. A filtered stream of data is sent that specifies remaining samples of content associated with the selection. Any of the remaining samples of content are thus available for the preview.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas Steven Huslak, Arnold Chester McQuaide, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10712896
    Abstract: According to an aspect of an exemplary embodiment, an image display method may include displaying, on a display, an item list including a plurality of items and a cursor; detecting a user input for moving the cursor; and moving the cursor based on the user input and changing a property of at least one item of the plurality of items included in the item list based on a spatial relationship between the at least one item and the cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-ha Lee, Seung-cheon Baek, Varun Nigam, Jun-Seong Park
  • Patent number: 10699708
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a conversation monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Freddy Lecue, Christophe Dominique Marie Gueret
  • Patent number: 10685471
    Abstract: A content item includes content such as video. A preview of a content item that includes video is displayed by an electronic device, where displaying the preview includes playing the video. A user input selecting the content item is detected. In response to detecting the user input, the electronic device transitions from displaying the preview of the content item to displaying the content item, wherein displaying the content item includes displaying a portion of the content item not displayed in the preview. Furthermore, the electronic device continues to play the video while transitioning from displaying the preview of the content item to displaying the content item, and while displaying the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Waldman Reckhow, Michael James Matas
  • Patent number: 10664221
    Abstract: A display device includes a display, a reception unit, a power supply unit, and a controller. The reception unit receives data to be displayed on the display. The power supply unit supplies power to the reception unit. The controller controls whether or not to permit the data to be displayed on the display, based on an instruction for power supply to the reception unit from the power supply unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Sakaida
  • Patent number: 10628853
    Abstract: Location-based filtering and advertising enhancements for merged browsing of network content are described herein. In various embodiments, a client device may obtain its geographic location and provide that location to a server for filtering by the server of network content fragment suggestions based at least in part on the location. The client device may then receive some or all of the filtered suggestions for utilization in merged browsing. In some embodiments, a server may further receive an indicator of content being browsed. In response, the server may determine network content fragment suggestions, and may also determine an additional suggestion or prioritize a suggestion based an advertiser's interest. The server may then provide the suggestions and/or prioritization to the client device. In various embodiments, the server may also provide the advertisement(s) for display in a user interface of the client device along with the (prioritized) suggestions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Ennals, Prashant Gandhi
  • Patent number: 10616329
    Abstract: A method for customizing media content includes: receiving over a network from a client device controlled by a user, by a server-side computing device, a message or packet comprising stock media content received from a user, the message or packet further comprising customization preferences of the user obtained by the client-side customization application, the customized media content to be played by a client-side playback device in coordination with server-side playback of the stock media content by a server-side playback device; customizing the stock media content, by the server-side computing device, using the customization preferences of the user, so as to create customized media content; and streaming live over the network, by the server-side computing device, to the client device, the customized media content for playback by the client device that is substantially synchronized with playback by the server-side computing device of the stock media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Julio Ferrer
  • Patent number: 10606447
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for interface presentation, a method and apparatus for user interface interaction, and a computer readable storage medium are proposed. The method for interface presentation includes determining a logic relationship between a main interface to be presented and respective sub-interfaces according to functionality; constructing a multiple-face structure according to the logic relationship, wherein each face of the multiple-face structure corresponds to an interface, and, when an interface has a sub-interface, the interface is adjacent to each sub-interface thereof; presenting the main interface in the multiple-face structure; and, after detecting that function of one sub-interface is triggered, determining every sub-interface from the one sub-interface to the main interface according to the logic relationship in the multiple-face structure and presenting the every sub-interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Xucheng Wan, Sheng Yang, Xiao Yang, Shan Lu
  • Patent number: 10572907
    Abstract: Systems and methods including one or more processing modules and one or more non-transitory storage modules storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processing modules and perform acts of receiving, from a plurality of entities, objectives and budgets associated with a plurality of keywords, determining cost-per-click (CPC) bids for each of the entities for some of the plurality of keywords using the objectives and the budgets, determining internal bids by the plurality of entities for the plurality of keywords by multiplying the CPC bid and a pacing multiplier, performing one or more iterative internal auctions, determining a highest bidder for each keyword of the plurality of keywords, and coordinating bidding by only the highest bidding entity for each of the keywords on a third-party external auction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Tao Zhu, Madhusudan Mathihalli
  • Patent number: 10516914
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing media content streaming or playback, and, in particular, automatic audio optimization. In some embodiments, a computing system might receive user input indicating a request for presentation of media content, initiate database lookup in a database for audio parameter settings associated with the requested media content, and determine whether the database contains audio parameter settings specifically associated with the requested media content. If so, the computing system retrieves the audio parameter settings and automatically reconfigures an audio playback device(s) with the retrieved audio parameter settings. If not, the computing system determines whether the database contains audio parameter settings associated with a content category to which the requested media content belongs. If so, such audio parameter settings are retrieved and the audio playback device(s) are reconfigured with the audio parameter settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Sprenger, Zubin Ingah
  • Patent number: 10491964
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing streaming video profile selections of downstream client devices for a network device. Embodiments include reserving a determined amount of bandwidth at a network gateway device, on a link between the network gateway device and an upstream network device. The network gateway device subscribes to multicast network communications for one or more video streaming profiles of a plurality of video streaming profiles for a first video content. Each of the plurality of video streaming profiles corresponds to a respective encoding of the first video content. Embodiments selectively requesting a plurality of data packets for at least one of the plurality of video streaming profiles, from at least one upstream network device, without requiring a request to be received for the at least one video streaming profiles from the one or more client devices, using at least a portion of the reserved determined amount of bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: James N. Kellar
  • Patent number: 10484168
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention provide systems and methods that facilitate computations that are publically defined while assuring the confidentiality of the input data provided, the generated output data, or both using homomorphic encryption on the contents of the secure distributed transaction ledger. Full homomorphic encryption schemes protect data while still enabling programs to accept it as input. In embodiments, using a homomorphic encryption data input into a secure distributed transaction ledger allows a consumer to employ highly motivated entities with excess compute capability to perform calculations on the consumer's behalf while assuring data confidentiality, correctness, and integrity as it propagates through the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Ford, Irwin O. Reyes, Rajesh Narayanan
  • Patent number: 10477202
    Abstract: A method for encoding haptic information inside a multi-media file having content includes changing a portion of the content in the multi-media file, and adding the haptic information to the changed portion of the content, the haptic information corresponding to a haptic signal for generating a haptic effect upon playback of the multi-media file. A method for decoding haptic information from inside a multi-media file having content includes locating the haptic information inside the multi-media file, and generating a haptic signal based on the located haptic information during playback of the content of the multi-media file. A method includes receiving a multi-media signal comprising an audio signal and a haptic signal with a receiver of a haptic device, and outputting a haptic effect with a haptic output device of the haptic device based on the haptic signal in the multi-media signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arnab Sen, Christopher J. Ullrich, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Ali Modarres
  • Patent number: 10455183
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for receiving content. The method includes receiving a first service, by a receiver of a reception apparatus, the first service providing first content and first metadata associated with the first content. The first content is encoded in one of a plurality of formats decodable by the reception apparatus. Further, the method includes generating, by circuitry of the reception apparatus, first codec mode in formation based on the first metadata received with the first content. The first codec mode information indicates the one of the plurality of formats or a codec for decoding the one of the plurality of formats. The generated first codec mode information in association with the first service is stored, by the circuitry, in a table. The table includes codec mode information for a plurality of different services, which includes the first service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Robert Blanchard
  • Patent number: 10424192
    Abstract: A remote control device having capacitive touch controls may be configured to enter a sleep state (or mode). For example, the remote control device may be configured to enter the sleep state upon expiration of an interval of time since a most recent button press. The remote control may be configured to awaken from the sleep state when one or more portions of a housing of the remote control are deflected, for example, when a user grasps the remote control to actuate one or more of the capacitive touch controls. For example, the remote control device may include a switch. The switch may include a carbon structure that may be configured to contact an open circuit pad on a circuit board to close the corresponding circuit when the housing is deflected and awaken the remote control device from the sleep state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Mann, Matthew Philip McDonald, Lawrence R. Carmen, Jr., Robert D. Stevens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10397511
    Abstract: This application provides a method for method for television (TV) remote keypress response based on Android operating system (OS) and a TV thereof, and includes: creating a first process when the Android OS is being initialized; executing the first process to obtain a key value of a remote keypress event; and performing a remote keypress operation according to the key value. The method creates and executes the first process during the initialization of the Android OS, thereby realizing responding to remote keypress during TV start-up, greatly enhancing user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: HISENSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD., HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Yu, Jingjian Wang, Hanyong Wu, Xin Li
  • Patent number: 10349146
    Abstract: A method of processing a web service in a Non-Real Time (NRT) service and the broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of providing an NRT service in a broadcasting receiver may include receiving first signaling information, identifying whether a service type of an NRT service is a web service based upon the first signaling information, identifying a web page type and a web page version of the NRT service and browsing the NRT service. The method may further include connecting a service signaling channel, parsing the received first signaling information, determining whether the NRT service is supported in the broadcasting receiver and consuming the web contents of the NRT service. The NRT service may include at least one of a fixed NRT service and a mobile NRT service. The first signaling information may be a data casting description table (DDT) if the NRT service is the fixed NRT service. The first signaling information may be a service map table (SMT) if the NRT service is the mobile NRT service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Jong Yeul Suh, Hui Sang Yoo, JaeHyung Song, Min Sung Kwak, Joon Hui Lee, In Hwan Choi, Chul Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10349131
    Abstract: A system includes a processor to initiate a timer in response to an action-execution command. The processor identifies expiration of the timer. In response to expiration of the timer, the processor transmits one or more commands to one or more controllable output devices to simultaneously ramp down the sound volume and gradually dim the display brightness generated by said one or more controllable audiovisual output devices over a predetermined ramp-down period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: Ali Vassigh
  • Patent number: 10349096
    Abstract: A video and digital multimedia aggregator includes a content decoder, coder (codec) and formatter. The codec formatter receives coding and formatting requests that characterize input source content and desired output target content. Data conveyed about the source and target content may include parameters such as physical and/or logical addresses, coding and compression parameters, format descriptions, content size, description of auxiliary services, and other metadata elements that may be required for coding and formatting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast IP Holdings I, LLC
    Inventors: William D. Swart, John S. McCoskey, Michael L. Asmussen
  • Patent number: 10336188
    Abstract: A vehicle display system includes a display device, a driver state determiner, and a display controller. The display device is configured to provide a display on a window of a vehicle. The driver state determiner is configured to determine whether a driver of the vehicle is in a normal state. The display controller is configured to control displaying of the display device, depending on whether the driver is in the normal state. The display controller is configured to control the displaying of the display device to provide a display for the driver when the driver is determined by the driver state determiner as being in the normal state, and to provide a display for an outside of the vehicle when the driver is determined by the driver state determiner as not being in the normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Torii, Noeru Sato, Ryuichi Sumikawa
  • Patent number: 10332481
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for adaptive display management using look-up table interpolation. Given a target maximum brightness value for a display, a new look-up table (LUT) for color gamut mapping is determined based on interpolating values from two other pre-computed color gamut LUTs; one computed for a first maximum display brightness larger than the target maximum brightness value, and one computed for a second maximum display brightness lower than the target brightness value. An interpolation scale is computed based at least on the target maximum brightness value and the first maximum display brightness. Methods to reduce the computation load for the translation of RGB data from one color representation (say, ST 2084) to another color representation (say, BT 1866) using fast interpolation methods are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Robin Atkins, Samir N. Hulyalkar
  • Patent number: 10306326
    Abstract: Channel jumping is provided for allowing a user to quickly find and jump to desired content on a desired channel. Channel data and metadata and program guide data may be received by a data mining engine. The data mining engine may associate the channel data and metadata with the program guide data and cache the resulting associated channel/guide data. A user may enter a channel name, call letters, or a name of a program in a user interface, wherein a channel jumping application may search the channel/guide data for a match. If a match is found, the application may jump provide for jumping to the desired channel or if more than one match is found, the application may populate a list of possible matching channels to provide to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Yousef Wasef Nijim
  • Patent number: 10264324
    Abstract: A system and method for group-based media composition is disclosed. This system has three modules. The first one is a grouping module, which associates content files into groups. This allows content files to be grouped logically or temporally. The second module is an operation selection module, which allows operations to be applied to each content file. The third module is a composition module, which uses the grouping and content operation information to create a desired composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: VideoSlick, Inc.
    Inventor: Zihong Fan
  • Patent number: 10242714
    Abstract: Innovations in reconstruction and rendering of panoramic video are described, including the use of a platform rendering engine to provide a screen projection based on a view direction specified for an application through an interface. For example, based at least in part on the view direction specified for the application, at least a section of panoramic video in an input projection is identified. At least some of sample values of the at least a section of the picture of panoramic video in the input projection are mapped to a screen projection. The screen projection is output for display to a buffer for the application. Thus, an application may use panoramic video, including updating a view direction, without itself having to render a screen projection for the panoramic video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dibyajyoti Roy, Vladislav Alexandrov, David H. Mebane, Aaron Oneal, Matthew Wozniak, Bakkama Srinath Reddy, Shyam Sadhwani
  • Patent number: 10237600
    Abstract: A distribution system and reception apparatus, and methods thereof, are provided for broadcasting and receiving a plurality of non-backwards-compatible services. The broadcasting method includes receiving, by a first service provider, a plurality of first services, which include a first service from each of the first and second service providers. The first service provider generates a first broadcast multiplex, including the plurality of first services, and broadcasts the first broadcast multiplex on a first broadcast channel allocated to the first service provider. A second service provider receives a plurality of second services, which include a second service from each of the first and second service providers. The second service provider generates a second broadcast multiplex, including the plurality of second services, and broadcasts the second broadcast multiplex on a second broadcast channel allocated to the second service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Luke Fay
  • Patent number: 10237601
    Abstract: A distribution system and reception apparatus, and methods thereof, are provided for broadcasting and receiving a plurality of non-backwards-compatible services. The broadcasting method includes receiving, by a first service provider, a plurality of first services, which include a first service from each of the first and second service providers. The first service provider generates a first broadcast multiplex, including the plurality of first services, and broadcasts the first broadcast multiplex on a first broadcast channel allocated to the first service provider. A second service provider receives a plurality of second services, which include a second service from each of the first and second service providers. The second service provider generates a second broadcast multiplex, including the plurality of second services, and broadcasts the second broadcast multiplex on a second broadcast channel allocated to the second service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Luke Fay
  • Patent number: 10219023
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first selecting portion and a selection signal generating portion. The first selecting portion is configured to select one of a plurality of video signals input thereto according to a first selection signal. Further, the first selecting portion is configured to output the one of the video signals thus selected in synchronization with a synchronization signal accompanied with the one of the video signals thus selected. The selection signal generating portion is configured to generate the first selection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shusaku Maeda
  • Patent number: 10212484
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a plurality of categories may be presented in a first ribbon on an electronic display. The plurality of categories may be scrollable through an active category slot in a fixed position in the first ribbon. A category positioned in the active category slot may be determined from the plurality of categories. A plurality of media objects may be presented based on the category. The plurality of media objects may be positioned in a second ribbon and scrollable through an active media object slot in a fixed position in the second ribbon. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bran Ferren, Schawn A. Jasmann, Cory J. Booth, Genevieve Bell, David B. Andersen
  • Patent number: 10204593
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display configured to display content, a sensor configured to sense ambient light, and a processor configured to, in response to the ambient light satisfying a predetermined condition, divide the screen into at least a first area and a second area based on an attribute of the content and individually control a first output luminance of the first area and a second output luminance of the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min-woo Lee, Won-hee Choe, Seung-hwan Cho, Jae-hun Cho, Jae-won Choi
  • Patent number: 10194189
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments that facilitate playback of content via multiple display devices. Playback may be synchronized among multiple display devices and/or auxiliary content rendered by a companion device may be synchronized to playback of content by a primary device. A server device receives a request from a first client device to commence a playback of a content feature upon an identified second client device. The server device sends an instruction to the second client device to commence the playback of the content feature upon a display of the second client device in response to the request. Status updates regarding the playback may be provided to the first client device by the server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeromey Russell Goetz, Fredrik Magnus Blomqvist, Ike Eshiokwu, Adam David Gray, William Richard Komarek, Lorne Millwood, Willie Morris, Dat Tien Nguyen, John Russell Seghers, Michael Steffen Vance
  • Patent number: 10194013
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, a method, and a system for receiving display capabilities of a secondary vehicular display, determining metadata to display based on the display capabilities of the secondary vehicular display, formatting the displayable metadata, and transmitting the displayable metadata to the secondary vehicular display. The metadata is determined by receiving a data set from producer, comparing the data set against the display capabilities, and formatting the resultant data from the comparing as metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua C. Weinberg, Thomas R. Powell, David Rix Nelson