Simultaneously And On Same Screen (e.g., Multiscreen) Patents (Class 348/564)
  • Patent number: 11317055
    Abstract: A processing load on a reception side when subtitle graphics data is superimposed on video data is alleviated. A video stream including video data is generated. A subtitle stream including bitmap data is generated, the bitmap data being obtained by converting subtitle graphics data. A container having a predetermined format containing the video stream and the subtitle stream is transmitted. The subtitle stream includes a bitmap conversion table containing conversion information of a color gamut and/or a luminance. On the reception side, subtitle graphics data having characteristics matched with those of target video data of a superimposition destination can be easily obtained by just converting the bitmap data to the subtitle graphics data by using the bitmap conversion table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 11303771
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which enables a user to easily make a determination as to a trimmed image. The image processing apparatus generates a trimmed image based on image data by trimming a part of an image and displays the generated trimmed image. The image processing apparatus has at least one controller. The controller obtains format information on the image data, and based on at least the obtained format information, determines a trimming position for generating the trimmed image based on the image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tateki Narita
  • Patent number: 11276372
    Abstract: A method of operation performed by a display device displaying an image on a display surface includes the steps of displaying a first image in the display surface's first area, and displaying second image in a second area different from the display surface's first area, displaying a third image formed by superimposing a writing image to the second image on the second image in second area instead of the second image, determining whether or not a condition for changing an image to be displayed in the first and second area is fulfilled, and changing the image to be displayed in the first area from first image to third image and changing image to be displayed in second area from third image to a fourth image when it is determined that the condition is wherein the first image is displayed in first area and third image is displayed in second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiteru Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 11269489
    Abstract: A document processing system includes a first device capable of executing a document processing application, the first device including a first display control unit that controls a first display unit so as to display an electronic document to be processed and plural object attachment buttons, to which attachment commands of plural types of objects attachable to the electronic document are respectively assigned, in the document processing application, and a second device capable of executing the document processing application, the second device including a second display control unit that controls a second display unit having a size smaller than a size of the first display unit so as to display an electronic document to be processed and selection object attachment button to which attachment commands of selection objects, which is an object selected by a user among the plural types of objects corresponding to the plural object attachment buttons, are assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Takenori Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11240552
    Abstract: Disclosure is directed to managing more than one placeshifting transmission at a target device. The target device may be configured to receive a first video from a first placeshifting source and a second video from a second placeshifting source. The target device may additionally be configured to simultaneously output the first and second video on an output device, using various display screen configurations such as picture-in-picture, split screen, windows, and so. The first and second placeshifting sources may be content receivers having integrated placeshifting functions or may be content receivers provided in association with stand-alone placeshifting devices. A dual-tuner content receiver may also provide both the first and second placeshifting sources to the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA PVT LTD
    Inventor: Sharath Harlharpur Satheesh
  • Patent number: 11240405
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus comprises an input terminal for synchronization with another image capturing apparatus; a generating unit that generates a video signal using an image capturing unit; a first detecting unit that detects an input of a first synchronization signal; a second detecting unit that detects an input of a second synchronization signal; a first synchronization unit that carries out a first synchronization process for synchronizing the video signal on the basis of the first synchronization signal; a second synchronization unit that carries out a second synchronization process for synchronizing the video signal on the basis of the second synchronization signal; and a control unit that carries out control so that when the first synchronization signal has been detected while the second synchronization process is being executed, the second synchronization process is stopped and the first synchronization process is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Mikawa, Kazuya Kitamura, Tomoya Yamashita, Takamichi Kosugi
  • Patent number: 11195475
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image display device capable of appropriately controlling the luminance of its backlight even with a frame memory having a size larger than the size of the active area. The image display device of the present invention includes: an image display panel configured to display an image; a backlight configured to illuminate the image display panel; a frame memory having a size larger than the size of an active area of the image display panel; and a luminance determiner configured to determine the luminance of the backlight based on an image data set of a computational area among image data sets stored in the frame memory, the computational area being at least part of the active area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Tomokawa
  • Patent number: 11164544
    Abstract: A display device including a housing; a display unit; a rotatable guide bar accommodated in the housing and configured to withdraw the display unit from the housing or insert the display unit into the housing; and a controller configured to display first content in a first region of the display unit withdrawn from the housing, in response to a second-content display command, withdraw the display unit to add a second region, and display second content in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Jaesun Yun
  • Patent number: 11144201
    Abstract: Provided are a video picture adjustment method and apparatus, a computer device and a storage medium. The method includes the following steps: a first height-width ratio of a picture of a reference video is compared with a preset height-width ratio to obtain a first comparison result, where a human-eye comfort parameter corresponding to the preset height-width ratio meets a preset condition; and a picture size of the reference video is adjusted according to a picture size of the recorded video and the first comparison result, where the reference video and the recorded video are two views displayed on a display screen in a split-screen manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING MICROLIVE VISION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hao Cui
  • Patent number: 11146737
    Abstract: A video display system includes: a tone mapping processor; a display; and a metadata processor that generates first dynamic metadata that indicates a maximum luminance that is constant over a plurality of time intervals by using static metadata. The video display system switches between: a first operation of (i) generating the first dynamic metadata by using the static metadata, performed by the metadata processor and (ii) performing the tone mapping process by using the first dynamic metadata, performed by the tone mapping processor; and a second operation of performing the tone mapping process by using second dynamic metadata in which the maximum luminance varies over the plurality of time intervals, performed by the tone mapping processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Yamamoto, Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Toshiroh Nishio, Kazuhiko Kouno, Hiroshi Yahata, Takeshi Hirota, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 11133952
    Abstract: Provided is a notification control apparatus that includes a receiving unit that receives detected information detected by a detection apparatus connected to a home network and priority information associated with the detected information from the detection apparatus via the home network. The notification control apparatus further includes a notification control unit that controls notification to a user by using a method based on the priority information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Morihiko Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11128929
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for presenting subtitle data during media asset fast-access playback operations. Specifically, the system may detect initiation of a fast-access playback operation during playback of a media asset and identify consecutive frames to be displayed during the fast-access playback operation that have associated subtitle data. The system may combine the subtitle data associated with the consecutive frames into a display arrangement and generate for display, with each consecutive frame, instead of the associated subtitle data, the display arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ROVI GUIDES, INC.
    Inventor: Eric Dorsey
  • Patent number: 11109117
    Abstract: The playback of video content upon a display is enhanced through the unobtrusive presentation of extrinsic data upon the same display. A video content feature is rendered on a display. A quantity of extrinsic data relevant to a current time in the video content feature is determined based at least in part on viewing history of a user. A graphical element presenting at least a portion of the extrinsic data is rendered on the display while the video content feature is also being rendered on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Carlson, Jeromey Russell Goetz, Douglas Andrew Hungarter, Charles G. Tritschler, Peter A. Larsen
  • Patent number: 11099798
    Abstract: A multi-view display system that detects and locates viewers, establishes a set of characteristics for the viewers, generates or selects personalized content for each viewer based on the characteristics, and displays the personalized content, via at least one multi-view display, to the plurality of viewers simultaneously is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Misapplied Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Han Ng, Paul Henry Dietz, David Steven Thompson
  • Patent number: 11089340
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving a plurality of live video streams from a plurality of communication devices, the plurality of live video streams being associated with a common event. Further aspects may include aggregating the plurality of live video streams to generate a composite video stream for presenting a selectable viewing of the common event and providing the composite video stream to a device for presentation. Additional aspects may include adjusting the composite video stream according to user generated-input to generate an adjusted composite video stream, the user-generated input corresponds to a request to adjust the presentation of the common event. Other aspects may include providing the adjusted composite video stream to the device for presentation. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Keith Crowe
  • Patent number: 11055191
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for identifying a down, inactive or missing network link or microservice of a service graph. The system and methods described herein may identify a service graph for monitoring. The system and methods described herein may monitor the service graph topology, such as services and networks. The system and methods described herein may determine a link or node is down or inactive. The system and methods described herein may display indications in the service graph that the ode or link is down or inactive. The implementations described herein may increase the efficiency of diagnostics and monitoring of the links and nodes and may decrease downtime as a result of incidents by providing a faster mechanism by incidents may be remediated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Chiradeep Vittal
  • Patent number: 10965143
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless power transmission device and an operation method of the wireless power transmission device according to embodiments. The wireless power transmission device according to an embodiment includes: a wireless power transmitter configured to transmit wireless power to a mobile device in response to a signal indicating that the mobile device is in contact with the wireless power transmission device; and a controller configured to control an operation with the mobile device, control an electronic device connected to the wireless power transmission device, or control at least one external device, in response to the signal indicating that the mobile device is in contact with the wireless power transmission device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-bum Moon, Jung-geun Kim, Hark-joon Kim
  • Patent number: 10951927
    Abstract: Methods and systems that provide enhanced personal video recorder (“PVR”) and interactive television program guide (“IPG”) functionality are provided. An interactive television application (“application”) may be implemented to provide such functionality. The application may be used to display a list of PVR recordings, to schedule recordings to a PVR, to configure recordings, to view a list of scheduled recordings, to configure recording settings, or to select delete priority settings for recordings. The application may integrate pay-per-view and PVR functionality. The application may send user notifications for changes that are to be made to the recording content of a PVR. Live programming may be buffered by the application using a straight buffers that are created for each new program. Parallel buffers for concurrent programs may be implemented using multiple tuners. Straight buffers may be used in managing or controlling the flow of programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Ellis, Danny R. Gaydou, M. Scott Reichardt, Joseph P. Baumgartner, William L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10917608
    Abstract: The disclosed techniques improve user engagement and more efficient use of computing resources by providing dynamically controlled aspect ratios for communication session renderings based on a number of people depicted in shared video streams. A system can identify select streams depicting at least a threshold number of individuals. A first aspect ratio can be selected from a number of preset aspect ratios for the display of select streams depicting at least the threshold number of individuals. A second aspect ratio can be selected for the display of other individual streams having video components depicting less than the threshold number of individuals. In some embodiments, the first aspect ratio is greater than the second aspect ratio. By switching between aspect ratios depending on a number of individuals depicted in each video stream, a system can improve user engagement by equalizing the display each person participating in a communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Ruchir Astavans, Kevin Daniel Morrison, Timur Aleshin, Chad A. Voss, Amey Parandekar
  • Patent number: 10917687
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for presenting caption information based on volume setting adjustments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Bryce Gibson Reid, Robert Thompson
  • Patent number: 10852928
    Abstract: A display apparatus that comprises a display screen and a set of support portions, is provided. The display apparatus receives a user input that corresponds to a configuration of the display screen and controls motion of the set of support portions based on the received user input. A change in a surface curvature of the display screen is based on the motion of the set of support portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hyehoon Yi, Toshihiko Fushimi, Lindsay Miller, David Young
  • Patent number: 10776619
    Abstract: There may be provided a processor-implemented method of causing annotation data to be overlaid on a viewport. The method may include: receiving a signal comprising image data, the image data representing a first document; performing optical character recognition on the image data to identify text in the first document; automatically analyzing the text based on stored classification data to identify a first parameter associated with the first document; comparing the first parameter to a second parameter, the second parameter being obtained from a data store and being associated with a second document; determining annotation data based on the comparison, the annotation data determined based on the first parameter and the second parameter; and providing a signal that includes an instruction to cause the annotation data to be overlaid on a viewport displaying a real-time image of the first document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: John Michael Collinson, Christopher William Cooney, Russell Voutour, Marie-Julie Demers, Arun Victor Jagga, John Jong-Suk Lee
  • Patent number: 10771853
    Abstract: A device is provided for use with a viewing device that operable to display a video. The device includes: an image receiver to receive image data; a closed caption receiver to receive closed caption data; an image decoder to decode the image data into image display data; a closed caption decoder to decode the closed caption data into closed caption display data; a packaging component to generate a first content package based on the image display data and the closed caption display data; an output port to output the first content package to the viewing device to display a first video image over a first period of time; an instruction receiver to receive a closed caption modification instruction and to output an image modification signal based on the closed caption modification instruction; and a closed caption modifying component to generate modified closed caption display data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Kahn
  • Patent number: 10757361
    Abstract: A processing load on a reception side when subtitle graphics data is superimposed on video data is alleviated. A video stream including video data is generated. A subtitle stream including bitmap data is generated, the bitmap data being obtained by converting subtitle graphics data. A container having a predetermined format containing the video stream and the subtitle stream is transmitted. The subtitle stream includes a bitmap conversion table containing conversion information of a color gamut and/or a luminance. On the reception side, subtitle graphics data having characteristics matched with those of target video data of a superimposition destination can be easily obtained by just converting the bitmap data to the subtitle graphics data by using the bitmap conversion table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 10747408
    Abstract: A display apparatus is disclosed. The display apparatus includes a display to display contents on a screen and a controller to control the display to display a feedback user interface (UI) on the screen which is generated based on a user preference of the contents, and the feedback UI may include at least one of a poll UI which is related to the contents or a control UI that is used to control playback timing of the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: So-yon You, Hee-won Ku, Young-in Park, Hee-kyoung Seo, Youn-ji Shim, Sung-jun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10728626
    Abstract: A controlling device is provided with the ability to present personalized program guide information by using personal preferences provided to a home computing device. The personal preferences are used to filter program guide data received at the home computing device whereby the program guide data will include only programming information for user-specified sources of programming for each of plural, different user-specified periods of time. The filtered program guide data is then downloaded to the controlling device from the home computing device for use in connection with an application of the controlling device that functions to display program guide information within a display of the controlling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10708673
    Abstract: A system and method of video processing are disclosed. In a particular implementation, a device includes a processor configured to generate index data for video content. The index data includes a summary frame and metadata. The summary frame is associated with a portion of the video content and illustrates multiple representations of an object included in the portion of the video content. The metadata includes marker data that indicates a playback position of the video content. The playback position is associated with the summary frame. The device also includes a memory configured to store the index data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Ning Bi, Fan Ling, Jingting Ding, Yu Sun
  • Patent number: 10701438
    Abstract: A graphics verification system that handles content of a channel in a broadcast chain, partitions an on-screen view of the channel into a plurality of sections based on an overlay of a plurality of graphics on the on-screen view of the channel. The content may comprise media content and may include video, audio and/or ancillary data that is associated with any portion of a particular content. A placement of each of the overlaid plurality of graphics in the plurality of sections is determined with respect to associated content on the on-screen view of the channel. The placement is determined based on a concurrent look-up of the overlaid plurality of graphics in the plurality of sections and the associated content. The concurrent look-up is based on fingerprints or watermarks of the plurality of graphics and the associated content. One or more error parameters are detected based on the determined placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory McClain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha
  • Patent number: 10679674
    Abstract: In order to provide a recording and reproducing device that allows a user to select and manage arbitrary play lists, a unit of management for managing all registered play list information and an upper management hierarchical level are added. The unit of management is adapted to be handled on the same level with unified information that indicates a reproduction range of all AV data. User-defined unified information is adapted to be handled on the added management hierarchical level. The user-defined unified information is formed to allow arbitrary reproduction ranges contained on a lower hierarchical level to be registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Junji Shiokawa, Hiroo Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10649712
    Abstract: A display device operation method according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: operating in a twin mode in which a merge screen obtained by merging a first screen of the display device and a second screen of another display device connected to the display device can be used by linking a plurality of display devices including the display device; displaying a pointer on the first screen; acquiring a user input for the displayed pointer; and performing an operation corresponding to the acquired user input through one or more of the plurality of display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeonghwan Hwang, Hojun Nam, Woojin Jeong, Jaekyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10622020
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure may provide methods and systems enabled to receive a plurality of streams comprising at least one video stream and at least one telemetry data stream associated with the at least one video stream; and create metadata corresponding to the at least one video stream and the at least one telemetry data stream, wherein creating the metadata comprises: processing at least one frame of the at least one video stream to detect at least one artifact within the frame, processing the at least one telemetry data stream to determine telemetry data associated with the at least one frame of the at least one video stream, and annotating the at least one artifact and the telemetry data associated with the at least one frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FieldCast, LLC
    Inventors: Saeed Z Anwar, Tenzing P. Tshering
  • Patent number: 10613612
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide a method of operating a system-on-chip (SoC). The method includes determining efficiency of a memory of the SoC over a defined period of time, calculating an adjusted bandwidth for operating the memory based on the determined efficiency, and adjusting at least one of a voltage or a clock of the memory corresponding to the adjusted bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Sankaran Nampoothiri, Subodh Singh, Abhishek Ranka, Avinash Philip
  • Patent number: 10608831
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for a time data capsule from an electronic conference. Operations include identifying meeting input sources related to the electronic conference, capturing respective data of the meeting input sources from a start through an end of the electronic conference, and maintaining and creating timestamps for the respective data that is captured. The timestamps are associated with the respective data. Operations include aligning the respective data along a timeline according to the timestamps associated with the respective data from the meeting input sources, converting the respective data into text equivalents and/or text descriptions with the timestamps retained, and identifying a trigger during the electronic conference that causes a timebox to be created with a beginning and an ending time. The operations include extracting the respective data for the timestamps that correspond to the timebox, and creating a package with the extracted respective data from the meeting input sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frances W. West, Elizabeth V. Woodward
  • Patent number: 10593369
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer readable media, and apparatuses for providing enhanced content are presented. Data including a first program, a first caption stream associated with the first program, and a second caption stream associated with the first program may be received. The second caption stream may be extracted from the data, and a second program may be encoded with the second caption stream. The first program may be transmitted with the first caption stream including first captions and may include first content configured to be played back at a first speed. In response to receiving an instruction to change play back speed, the second program may be transmitted with the second caption stream. The second program may include the first content configured to be played back at a second speed different from the first speed, and the second caption stream may include second captions different from the first captions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Gilson
  • Patent number: 10583324
    Abstract: Described is a system for prediction of adversary movements. In an aspect, the system includes one or more processors and a memory, the memory being a non-transitory computer-readable medium having executable instructions encoded thereon, such that upon execution of the instructions, the one or more processors perform operations of computing relative positions of multiple objects of interest, generating a feature representation by forming a matrix based on the relative positions, predicting movement of the multiple objects of interest by applying clustering to the feature representation and by performing canonical correlation analysis, and controlling a device based on the predicted movement of the multiple objects of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Amir M. Rahimi, Soheil Kolouri, Rajan Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 10564922
    Abstract: The disclosure specifies a display device for a motor vehicle. The display device has a memory unit that stores visual requirements of vehicle occupants, an identification component that identifies a vehicle occupant, a processing unit that is designed to assign the visual requirements to an identified vehicle occupant and transfer the assigned visual requirements to a display. The display is individually adjustable to visual requirements of a vehicle occupant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Angela Sitter, Julius Maximilian Engelke, Patrick Badaru, Clemens J. Marek
  • Patent number: 10547895
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for delaying presentation of an update to a user interface. In one aspect, first update information is received for sending to a display device to update a previously updated, existing visual component. A specified visibility condition is detected as not being met. In response to detecting the visibility condition is not met, the sending of the first update information is deferred. The visibility condition is detected as met. In response to detecting the visibility condition is met, the sending of the first update information to update the visual component is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SITTING MAN, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Paul Morris
  • Patent number: 10514686
    Abstract: An operation support system for supporting an operation to each facility installed in a plant, the operation support system may include, but is not limited to, a data storage that stores historical data which represent information regarding operations performed to the facility as history, and at least one operation support device portable by a field operator, wherein the operation support device may include a position information acquirer configured to acquire a current position of the operation support device, and to output current position information, an inspection information processor configured to add information regarding the operation performed to the facility, and to output the current position information regarding position where the operation was performed to at least the facility that is associated with the historical data to data storage, and an operation supporter configured to represent information regarding the operation performed to the facility as operation information based on the historica
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshio Uomori
  • Patent number: 10484439
    Abstract: A spectating system that stores audiovisual (A/V) content for broadcasts and collects and stores spectating data including spectator interactions with the broadcasts and broadcast content, and that exposes the data and A/V content to consumers such as game developers, online merchants, or broadcasters. The spectating system temporally correlates the spectating data and A/V content so that consumers can review portions of video, audio, and/or text from broadcasts that may be related to particular spectator behaviors as indicated by respective spectating data. The spectating data may also be spatially mapped to the spectating interface so that consumers can determine spectator interest in and interactions with various broadcast content. The spectating data may include data specific to a broadcast, a plurality of broadcasts, a game, or a plurality of games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Harvey Oates, III
  • Patent number: 10467328
    Abstract: Content displayed in an area displayed by a native application can be changed without being updated by a user. A first image is generated on a communication terminal (20) in response to launching of an application installed on the communication terminal (20) and is displayed in a first area on a screen of the communication terminal (20). An image generator (16) generates a second image displayed in a second area differing from the first area. The image generator (16) also generates a third image displayed in a third area included in the first area. A server (10) displays the second image in the second area on the screen of the communication terminal (20) and displays the third image by overlaying the third image on the first image in the third area included in the first area on the screen of the communication terminal (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuichi Koga
  • Patent number: 10469799
    Abstract: [Problem] To make a device compact and inexpensive by omitting a frame buffer. [Solution] First packet data PD1 that is sequentially received from a first camera C1 and second packet data PD2 that is sequentially received from a second camera C2 are alternately and sequentially transmitted to an external device 2 before data for one screen is accumulated. Therefore, a frame buffer for saving the data for one screen is not necessary, and a device can be made correspondingly more compact and less expensive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: KOWA COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohisa Azegami, Tatsuya Kimbara
  • Patent number: 10455182
    Abstract: In a user interface method, system and device in a multitasking environment, it is possible for a user to view all of a plurality of simultaneously executed applications by assigning different display areas to the plurality of applications. In the method, system and device, priorities of applications already being executed and of additional applications for which execution is requested are determined, and a display area size is determined and assigned to each application according to its priority. The system comprises a set-top box for performing the latter functions and a user terminal for transmitting a user request, while the device comprises a control unit for performing the latter functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Si-Hyoung Lee, Nam-Choon Park, Yi-Sak Park, Jung-Won Kang, Ji-Hoon Kim, So-Young Shin
  • Patent number: 10448099
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an apparatus and method for participating into a TV program interaction, wherein the method includes: generating, by a first terminal, a buffered file in which a correspondence relationship between TV play content, interaction distribution information, and a distribution time of the interaction distribution information is stored; obtaining, by the first terminal, interaction distribution information, in a predetermined interaction period of time from the buffered file; and sending, by the first terminal, the obtained interaction distribution information, to a second terminal so that the second terminal participates into the TV program interaction according to the received interaction distribution information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: HISENSE USA CORPORATION, HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gang Wang
  • Patent number: 10440421
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to present an enhanced electronic program guide (EPG). The enhanced EPG comprises a reduced size video, a mini guide, a single channel guide bar, and an optional preview guide bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Karen Taxier, Morgan Kirby
  • Patent number: 10423698
    Abstract: Content displayed in an area displayed by a native application can be changed without being updated by a user. A first image is generated on a communication terminal (20) in response to launching of an application installed on the communication terminal (20) and is displayed in a first area on a screen of the communication terminal (20). An image generator (16) generates a second image displayed in a second area differing from the first area. The image generator (16) also generates a third image displayed in a third area included in the first area. A server (10) displays the second image in the second area on the screen of the communication terminal (20) and displays the third image by overlaying the third image on the first image in the third area included in the first area on the screen of the communication terminal (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuichi Koga
  • Patent number: 10425671
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system receive a first video stream from a content source, receive social content from a social graph of the social-networking system, and generate an overlay area comprising at least a portion of the social content. The social graph includes a plurality of nodes and edges connecting the nodes, the nodes comprising user nodes that are each associated with a particular user of the social-networking system. The one or more computer systems of the social-networking system determine a placement for the overlay area within the first video stream, generate a modified video stream using at least the first video stream and the overlay area, and provide the modified video stream for display on a display device. The overlay area is placed within the modified video stream according to the determined placement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ime Archibong, Colin Cameron Brennan Campbell, Robert Daniel, David Harry Garcia, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig, Erick Tseng, Patrick Underwood, Yoon Kean Wong
  • Patent number: 10412452
    Abstract: A display device and a method for replacing an advertisement are provided. The display device includes a display, a first communication circuit which receives first content from a broadcast receiving device, a second communication circuit which receives second content from an external server, and a processor electrically connected with the first communication circuit and the second communication circuit. The processor is configured to determine whether a first volume image applied by the broadcast receiving device is present in the first content, while outputting the second content, and overlay the first volume image or an alternative volume image corresponding to the first volume image with the second content to display an overlaid result on the display, if the first volume image is contained in the first content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eui Hyeon Hwang, Do Wan Kim
  • Patent number: 10390107
    Abstract: A method for transmitting scene composition information from an apparatus therefor in a multimedia communication system is provided. The method includes generating scene composition information comprising media attributes information and temporal information, and transmitting the scene composition information, wherein the media attributes information and temporal information is separated into different formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung Hee University
    Inventors: Sung-Ryeul Rhyu, Min-Woo Cho, Kyung-Mo Park, Sung-Oh Hwang, Kyu-Heon Kim, Byeong-Cheol Kim, Gwang-Hoon Park, Jeong-Wook Park, Doug-Young Suh
  • Patent number: 10368143
    Abstract: A method for transmitting scene composition information from an apparatus therefor in a multimedia communication system is provided. The method includes generating scene composition information comprising media attributes information and temporal information, and transmitting the scene composition information, wherein the media attributes information and temporal information is separated into different formats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., University-Industry Cooperation Group of Kyung Hee University
    Inventors: Sung-Ryeul Rhyu, Min-Woo Cho, Kyung-Mo Park, Sung-Oh Hwang, Kyu-Heon Kim, Byeong-Cheol Kim, Gwang-Hoon Park, Jeong-Wook Park, Doug-Young Suh
  • Patent number: 10349833
    Abstract: A medical image managed by a medical information management system is displayed in a layout region that is displayed on a display of an information terminal, and thumbnail images of similar cases received from a case retrieval system are displayed in a case display region. In the layout region, a display box displaying a thumbnail image of a diagnosis object case and display boxes displaying thumbnail images selected from the thumbnail images displayed in the case display region are displayed adjacent to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Kondo, Kazutoyo Takata, Kazuki Kozuka, Hirohiko Kimura, Toyohiko Sakai