Simultaneously And On Same Screen (e.g., Multiscreen) Patents (Class 348/564)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10338412
    Abstract: A method including receiving information indicative of a first light preference profile, receiving information indicative of a second light preference profile, determining that the first light preference profile differs from the second light preference profile, determining a first light control setting based on the first light preference profile, determining a second light control setting based on the second light preference profile, determining a periodic light source actuation directive, causing sending of the periodic light source actuation directive to the light source, determining a first shutter control directive for the first near eye apparatus, causing sending of the first shutter control directive to the first near eye apparatus, determining a second shutter control directive for the second near eye apparatus, and causing sending of the second shutter control directive to the second near eye apparatus is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Kimmo Roimela, Antti Eronen, Arto Lehtiniemi, Jussi Leppanen
  • Patent number: 10306136
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an emission unit for emitting a projection image onto a subject, which is to be photographed, so as to allow the subject to perform a predetermined operation, a recognizing unit for recognizing operation performed by the subject, and an execution unit for executing a predetermined processing according to the operation of the subject that is recognized by the recognizing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Ryo Takaoka, Atsushi Matsutani, Kanako Yana
  • Patent number: 10296941
    Abstract: A system for distributing content includes a content distribution platform (CDP) analysis module configured to determine an optimal combination of one or more CDP components for distributing a specified content item based on at least one content item profile. A method of distributing content includes determining an optimal combination of one or more content distribution platform (CDP) components for distributing a specified content item based on at least one content profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications LLC
    Inventors: Nicolas Pujet, Chris McReynolds
  • Patent number: 10299008
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a computer-implemented method for generating closed captions via optimal positioning and character specific output styles. The method includes receiving a video input. The method generates closed caption data from the video input based at least in part on extracting text data from an audio portion of the video input. For each given frame of the video input that has closed caption data associated with the given frame, one or more characters who are speaking in the given frame are identified via facial recognition and audio tone matching. A respective text style for each given character that uniquely identifies the given character from the one or more identified characters is obtained. Captioning in the respective text style of each of the one or more identified characters is generated. The generated captioning is then inserted into the given frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pasquale A. Catalano, Andrew G. Crimmins, Arkadiy O. Tsfasman, John S. Werner
  • Patent number: 10289733
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining a model representing similarity between media assets. Control circuitry receives a first vector of values for a first media asset and a second vector of values for a second media asset. The control circuitry determines whether a user has viewed both the first and second media assets. In response to determining that the user has viewed both assets, the control circuitry determines a modeled similarity value representing modeled similarity between the first and second media assets. The control circuitry retrieves an observed similarity value representing observed similarity between the first and second media assets based on metadata and usage data for the assets. The control circuitry determines a modeling error value based on the modeled similarity value and the observed similarity value. The control circuitry updates the first vector of values and the second vector of values based on the modeling error value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Carmichael, Sashikumar Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10250945
    Abstract: A replaying system includes a playing device and a processor. The playing device is configured to play multimedia data. The processor is coupled to the playing device. The processor is configured to control the playing device to replay data from a second time stamp to a first time stamp of the multimedia data according to a first instruction corresponding to the first time stamp. The processor is further configured to release the data from being replayed according to a second instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation, INVENTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming-Yuan Liu, An-Chi Cheng, Huan-Chung Hsu
  • Patent number: 10244219
    Abstract: A sound and video processing system includes: a display, having a rectangular display region, that displays a video image in a circular video-image display region smaller than the rectangular display region; and a sound collector that collects sound. A processor generates emphasized audio data, in which sound is emphasized in at least one direction from a position of the sound collector toward at least one position corresponding to at least one designated location in the video image. In response to receiving designation outside the video-image display region, the processor displays a state display area or an adjustment operation area for the sound to be output from the speaker in a rectangular region which has a diagonal line extending from one of four corners of the rectangular display region to a center of the video-image display region and intersecting with a boundary line of the video-image display region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Sawa, Shinichi Shigenaga, Shuichi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Matsumoto, Akitoshi Izumi
  • Patent number: 10244216
    Abstract: When projecting a video in conformity to the shape of a three-dimensional object using a projector, a pattern such as a grid is projected and the projected pattern is photographed, and then the position or shape of a projection object is calculated, whereby making it possible to apply appropriate geometric transformation to a projected video. However, when a grid is projected in superposition while video content is being displayed, the grid is visible to a viewer, and that the position or shape of a projection video cannot be calculated while a video content is being displayed. The present invention uses the freedom of color representation and the color redundancy of a color wheel, buries an invisible pattern not visible to human eyes in a video, and photographs the video in synchronism with the rotation of the color wheel, thereby making it possible to discriminate the buried invisible pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Tanaka, Mitsuo Nakajima, Haruhiko Higuchi
  • Patent number: 10194205
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, accessing, by a system comprising a processor, a content display configuration corresponding to a plurality of feed selections from a plurality of media content feeds, a plurality of display selections from a plurality of available displays, and a plurality of pairing selections assigning each feed selection of the plurality of feed selections to at least one display selection of the plurality of display selections, and transmitting a plurality of displayable content streams according to the content display configuration. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, Zachary Meredith
  • Patent number: 10171864
    Abstract: An interactive user interface (AW) of an interactive application is provided simultaneously with a programme display (P) within a display area of a television receiver, wherein a proportion of the display area occupied by the interactive user interface (AW) increases in response to user interaction with the interactive user interface (AW).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sky CP Limited
    Inventors: Davide Turi, Jeremy Worthington, Samuel Billaud, Anthony Davies
  • Patent number: 10127439
    Abstract: An object recognition apparatus and an object recognition method are provided. The object recognition method includes generating an input image based on an event flow of an object, generating a composite feature based on features extracted by a plurality of recognizers, and recognizing the object based on the composite feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaotao Wang, Qiang Wang, Ping Guo, Shandong Wang, Wentao Mao, Guangqi Shao, Eric Hyunsurk Ryu, Kyoobin Lee, Keun Joo Park
  • Patent number: 10123087
    Abstract: A channel block switching system enables a viewer to browse linear channels by switching through blocks of channels as a group instead of switching one channel at a time. Each channel block is displayed as an arrangement of channel windows. Each channel window displays the linear video content of one of the channels in the channel block allowing the viewer to select a channel to watch based on the linear visual content rather than from a static image or a description of the content. The channel block switching system enables display of the channel block using the lowest available resolution. The channel block switching system allows the viewer to listen to the audio content of any channel in the channel block being displayed with the audio for the remaining channels being muted and, optionally, displaying closed captioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Ray Killick
  • Patent number: 10116050
    Abstract: One or more input signals are used to generate a Pseudo noise generator and re-inject the signal to obtain a more efficient method of control of a receiver using adaptive antenna array technology. The antenna array automatically adjusts its direction to the optimum using information obtained from the input signal by the receiving antenna elements. The input signals may be stored in memory for retrieval, comparison and then used to optimize reception. The difference between the outputs of the memorized signals and the reference signal is used as an error signal. One or multiple Modal antennas, where the Modal antenna is capable of generating several unique radiation patterns, can implement this optimization technique in a MIMO configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Desclos, Sebastian Rowson, Jeffrey Shamblin
  • Patent number: 10080065
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for continuously providing preexisting default advertisement data to an end user device from a non-transitory computer readable memory in an end user network interface device, prior to the end user device connecting to an online destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven M Wollmershauser, William R Hurst
  • Patent number: 10070187
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide various techniques for receiving, decoding, and simultaneously outputting multiple television programs and channels via television receivers. In various embodiments, one or more multi-video display modes may be provided by television receivers, including, for example, multi-video channel scanning display mode, a multi-video favorite channel scanning display mode, a multi-video swap command, a multi-video electronic programming guide (EPG), a multi-video digital video recorder (DVR) interface display mode, and a multi-video program/channel search display mode. Different multi-video display modes may be associated with different television data sources, and each display mode may have a corresponding layout that determines the number of different television selections (e.g., television channels and/or programs) to be displayed simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: DISH Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Gregory Greene
  • Patent number: RE47327
    Abstract: An image display device and a method for operating the same is disclosed. The method of controlling the display device may include displaying a video on the display received through a channel of a broadcast signal tuned by a tuner or over a network. The first and second multifunctional menu screens may be configured to include at least one of a first card object configured to display a scaled image of the video, a second card object that includes at least one link to tune to one or more channels of the broadcast signal or the network, or a third card object that includes at least one link for connecting to a content provider or to a storage device, wherein the first multifunctional menu screen is configured to be different than the second multifunctional menu screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sangseok Lee