Simultaneously And On Same Screen (e.g., Multiscreen) Patents (Class 348/564)
  • Patent number: 8878997
    Abstract: A visual display includes at least a first canvas configured to display a first session on the display and a second canvas configured to display a second session on the display. The first session includes first content received from a first content source and the second session includes second content having subject matter associated with the first content. The display includes a user agent configured to determine that the first content of the first session is associated with the second content of the second session and to pair the first and second canvases such that the first content and the second content are synchronized to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Graham Clift, Brant Candelore, Kazumoto Kondo, Steven Richman, Fred Zustak
  • Patent number: 8878996
    Abstract: A method of selectively decoding an input stream is provided. In the method, an encoded input stream for display as a plurality of frames in a display window is received. In addition, a location of an overlay on the plurality of frames is determined and the encoded input stream is selective decoded to selectively generate the plurality of frames based upon the location of the overlay on the plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Aravind Soundararajan
  • Patent number: 8878994
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first receiver, a screen transmitter, a second receiver and a controller. The first receiver receives first information associated with a display function of an external device. The screen transmitter generates an operation screen for operating the apparatus based on the first information, and transmits a video signal of the generated operation screen to the external device. The second receiver receives second information associated with content of an operation on the operation screen from the external device. The controller controls operation of the apparatus based on the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takahiro Arai, Eita Shuto
  • Patent number: 8872975
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a receiving device, a display controlling method, and a program that can make effective use of captions included in programs. In a TV receiver 1, tuners 11A to 11C are each a tuner for receiving a program. A display section 16 displays caption related information related to caption data included in an object program received by the digital tuner 11B together with an image of a main program received by the digital tuner 11A. The present invention is, for example, applicable to TV receivers having a plurality of tuners for receiving a broadcast program, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinya Aoyama
  • Patent number: 8869201
    Abstract: A method acquires program guide information in an image signal receiver, and program guide method and apparatus using the same. In the program guide apparatus, information immediately required by a user is obtained first, and information of less preferential channels is obtained next, thus presenting a smooth interface to the user. The method of acquiring program guide information for channels includes acquiring the program guide information for each channel by scanning accessible channels while a received program is not displayed. The program guide apparatus includes a tuner tuning a channel, a program guide information detector, a memory, a key input, a microprocessor, and a character signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-ha Park
  • Patent number: 8866970
    Abstract: A method for embedding an image in a video sequence for a mobile terminal. Preferably, the mobile terminal is a tablet or smartphone. The method comprises the steps of choosing an image to be embedded, reading the video sequence, displaying a frame, and determining the presence of an embedding zone in the frame. The embedding zone having been previously identified or deduced according to a predefined algorithm. The method further comprises the step of applying a deformation to the image to be embedded such that the image to be embedded coincides with the form of the embedding zone. The image combining the frame and the image to be embedded is displayed/disposed in place of the embedding zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Phonitive
    Inventor: Guillaume Lemoine
  • Patent number: 8866968
    Abstract: Provided is a video processing device capable of displaying an easily viewable video utilizing a broader area in a display. A video processing unit that is included in the video processing device and processes an input video includes a first memory that stores the input video, a second memory that stores the input video, a compression/expansion control unit that compresses and/or expands a first area of the input video stored in the first memory and compresses and/or expands a second area of the input video stored in the second memory, and an image composing unit that generates an output video in which a video of the first area compressed and/or expanded by the compression/expansion control unit and a video of the second area compressed and/or expanded by the compression/expansion control unit are horizontally aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 8860882
    Abstract: A system for constructing seamlessly viewable multimedia content from selectably presentable multimedia content blocks includes a block definition module for facilitating creation and modification of the content blocks. The block definition module includes a media assignment submodule for associating a synchronized audio and video segment with a content block. Also included is a block linking submodule for creating seamless connections between content blocks, whereby a transition between the connected blocks occurs substantially without interruption upon viewing the multimedia content. The block definition module further includes a layer submodule for associating an interactive layer having interactive controls with the content block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: JBF Interlude 2009 Ltdā€”Israel
    Inventors: Jonathan Bloch, Barak Feldman, Tal Zubalsky, Kfir Y. Rotbard
  • Patent number: 8854549
    Abstract: An application for a slider bar on a display has a series of ticks, each indicating one or more gradations of a parameter ranging between a minimum value and a maximum value. Two marker icons are on the display screen in relation to the ticks. A user control moves a first marker icon within a predetermined range of ticks. Once the first marker icon reaches an end of travel, if the end of travel is next the second marker icon, the first marker becomes inactive (remaining at its current location) and the second marker icon becomes the active marker icon, moving within a predetermined range for the second marker icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Vizio, Inc.
    Inventors: Pat William Price, Peter Jay Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8848103
    Abstract: It is desired to provide a content data display device having a caption display function which can effectively use the screen of the limited size and achieves a high operability. A content data display device includes: a storage unit configured to store an image data and a content data which includes at least one caption data which respectively corresponds to at least one region on the image data; a display unit configured to display the image data; an input unit configured to select a selected region from the at least one region; and a control unit configured to display a caption data which is one of the at least one caption data and corresponds to the selected region to overlap on the selected region of the image data as a selected caption data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Biglobe, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takuya Sato
  • Publication number: 20140267912
    Abstract: In general, in one aspect, the invention relates to a method for presenting weather data. The method includes displaying a first weather video panel comprising a first video element and a second weather video panel comprising a second video element, where the first video element and the second video element are synchronized, and receiving an instruction to add a third weather video panel. The method further includes, in response to receiving the instruction to add a third weather video panel, displaying the third weather video panel comprising a third video element, and restarting the first weather video panel and the second weather video panel, where after the restarting, the first video element, the second video element, and the third video element are synchronized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: VIMOV
    Inventors: Amr Ramadan, Ahmed Fouad, Osama Abd El Karim
  • Publication number: 20140282711
    Abstract: The display of information supplied from a remote source is customized. Profile data identifying user preferences or display characteristics associated with a user's display device is transmitted to the remote source. Descriptive closed caption data disposed in a predetermined location in the data structure of the information is received from that remote source. The descriptive closed caption data is parsed from the received information; and the user's preference or display characteristic is recognized from the parsed data. The parsed data is used to control the user's display device, thereby displaying the supplied information in accordance with the user's preference or in accordance with the particular display characteristics of the user's display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, Sony Corporation
    Inventors: True XIONG, Leo Pedlow
  • Patent number: 8839293
    Abstract: A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Personalized Media Communications, LLC
    Inventors: John Christopher Harvey, James William Cuddihy
  • Patent number: 8836863
    Abstract: An image display apparatus and a channel information display method thereof are discussed. According to an embodiment, the method includes displaying an image from a selected channel on at least one region of a screen; sequentially receiving, by a tuner, images from a plurality of channels; storing the received images in a storage unit; and displaying the stored images from the plurality of channels simultaneously on at least multiple regions of the screen in response to a channel information function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jeong-Hwan Hwang, Mi-Kyoung Jung, Seung-Yong Lee
  • Publication number: 20140253802
    Abstract: A visual display includes at least a first canvas configured to display a first session on the display and a second canvas configured to display a second session on the display. The first session includes first content received from a first content source and the second session includes second content having subject matter associated with the first content. The display includes a user agent configured to determine that the first content of the first session is associated with the second content of the second session and to pair the first and second canvases such that the first content and the second content are synchronized to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Graham Clift, Brant Candelore, Kazumoto Kondo, Steven Richman, Fred Zustak
  • Publication number: 20140253801
    Abstract: A UHD display presents multiple video windows and a control device enables a user to establish the layout of the windows, either by selecting from templates of predetermined layouts or by constructing a custom layout. The UHD display can communicate messages to the control device if a particular layout fails to conform to predetermined rules depending on the types of applications to be presented in the various windows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Steven Martin Richman, Brant Candelore, Graham Clift, Kazumoto Kondo, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 8830399
    Abstract: A method capable of combining data signals and video signals for transmission to a video display unit. The method comprises the steps of generating a data signal, transmitting the data signal to an apparatus, receiving the data signal at the apparatus, receiving a video/audio signal at the apparatus, combining the video/audio signal with the data signal to form a single combined signal, and displaying the combined signal on a video display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Yarmolich, Mark Reagen
  • Patent number: 8830400
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, an apparatus, and a system for implementing picture in picture in a home network. The method for implementing picture in picture in a home network includes: obtaining a video stream of a video main window from a video network and decoding and playing the video stream of the main window; receiving a picture in picture activation signal sent by a user; sending a transcoding request message to a control device, where the transcoding request message carries a number of a picture in picture video sub-window channel; receiving a video stream of the video sub-window channel, where the video stream has been transcoded and then sent by the control device; and decoding and playing the video stream of the video sub-window channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaoqing Qin
  • Publication number: 20140240599
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for a message on a display based on a type of video image data for presentation on the display are described. A message is presented on a display based on a predetermined relationship between a type of video image data for presentation on the display and a priority level of the message.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Scenera Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Mona Singh
  • Patent number: 8817881
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus includes a combining unit that combines encoded streams of a plurality of videos to generate an encoded stream of a multiple-video image composed of the videos, each encoded stream of each video having coding units in each horizontal line that are encoded as a slice, and an insertion unit that inserts an insertion stream into the encoded stream of the multiple-video image generated by the combining unit when a view area of the multiple-video image is moved. The insertion stream is an encoded stream in which all the coding units in the multiple-video image are replaced with skip macroblocks with a motion vector indicating a direction and an amount of movement of the view area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Yano, Yuji Fujimoto, Junichiro Enoki
  • Patent number: 8819758
    Abstract: A system and method are described for providing interactive television services and for switching between television programs, such as to an interactive program session from another program. An interactive server, capable of providing requested interactive video services to a set of subscribers in a given geographic area, is coupled to a network to which subscriber set top boxes are also coupled. Television programming, which may be furnished by any number of sources, is accompanied by a signal that indicates the availability of other programming, such as interactive television service related to the program being viewed, as well as information to be used in requesting such service. The user, when notified by this signal, may input to the set top box a request for a second program, such as an interactive program or application. The identity of the original program channel is stored, and a session with the video service provider is established over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Wayne R. Howe, Fred Thomas Danner, III, John R. Mauney
  • Patent number: 8817188
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic adjustment of text in a video are described. At least one embodiment includes a system for automatic adjustment of text in a video on a display comprising a ratio detector configured to detect an original aspect ratio of the video, an edge locator configured to identify edges of the video based on the original aspect ratio detected, wherein regions between the edges of the video and edges of the display define unused regions, a size assessment module configured to determine size of the text, wherein the size assessment module determines the size of the text by examining at least one of light portions within the text and a bounding rectangle which surrounds the text. The system further comprises a text adjuster configured to move the text to the unused region above or below the video, wherein the text adjuster further aligns the text to at least one of the edges of the video and the edges of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Cyberlink Corp
    Inventors: Chen-Yan Yang, Yu Chung Lee
  • Patent number: 8817187
    Abstract: In a launcher display state, a launcher image is displayed on a screen. The launcher image includes a display frame. An application image, which has been reduced based on application video data at the time of startup previously stored in a main memory, is displayed in the display frame. In an intermediate display state, an intermediate launcher image is displayed on the screen. The intermediate launcher image includes an intermediate frame. In the intermediate frame, an application image, which has been reduced based on the application video data at the time of startup previously stored in the main memory, is displayed in the intermediate frame. In an application display state, an application image during startup is displayed on the whole screen of a monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Koumei Kubota
  • Patent number: 8804039
    Abstract: A multifunctional display device includes a processor to control display of information during booting of an operating system. The operating system is booted in response to a predetermined signal and displayed the information includes first information corresponding to visual information, and second information indicating that the operating system is currently booting. The operating system is one which controls display of multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungwon Kim, Youngho Jeong
  • Patent number: 8803954
    Abstract: An image display device, a viewing device, and a method for operating the same are provided. The method includes pairing a first viewing device with the image display device; displaying a first image corresponding to a first channel during a first period in synchronization with the first viewing device so that the first image can be viewed with the use of the first viewing device; and displaying a second image during a second period subsequent to the first period in synchronization with the first viewing device so that the second image cannot be viewed with the use of the first viewing device. This allow users to concurrently view different images using different viewing devices on a single image display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Prasanna Ramarao Banavara
  • Patent number: 8804043
    Abstract: An image display apparatus and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The method for operating an image display apparatus includes displaying a first image, displaying per-input port images that are being received or have been received through a plurality of input ports on a per-input port basis so that the per-input port images are distinguished from one another according to the input ports, upon receipt of a per-input port image view input, selecting one of the per-input port images, and displaying an image corresponding to an input port through which the selected per-input port image is being received or has been received. The per-input port images are displayed overlapped with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sungsuk Kang
  • Patent number: 8797460
    Abstract: A reception apparatus includes: a reception unit configured to receive a broadcast stream at least including a data stream for data broadcasting; a first style selector configured to select a display style for each of data broadcast content acquired from the broadcast stream received by the reception unit; a second style selector configured to select, when the data broadcast content corresponding to the style selected by the first style selector corresponds to a plurality of display styles, one display style out of the plurality of display styles; and a display unit configured to display the data broadcast content corresponding to the style selected by the first style selector or the second style selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naohisa Kitazato, Yoshiharu Dewa, Izumi Hatakeyama, Masayuki Obayashi
  • Patent number: 8797357
    Abstract: Provided are a terminal, system and method for providing augmented broadcasting service. The method includes receiving augmented broadcasting service information including information indicating that it is possible to provide augmented broadcasting service, information on an augmented content providing server, and information on an augmented scene description data providing server for presenting augmented content on a television (TV) screen, acquiring augmented scene description data and augmented content selected by a user from the augmented content providing server and the augmented scene description data providing server, and outputting the augmented content to be overlaid on broadcast content according to the augmented scene description data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jung-Hak Kim, Soon-Choul Kim, Bum-Suk Choi, Jeoung-Lak Ha, Young-Ho Jeong, Jin-Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 8792054
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program for displaying video and accompanying text data on a display are provided. The method includes receiving media content that includes video and determining whether text data associated with the video is to be presented on the display alongside the video. If associated text data is not to be presented, then the video content is output as normal, with the video content occupying a first area of the display (such as the entire display). If associated text data is to be presented, then the video output is automatically resized such that the video occupies a smaller area of the display, and the associated text data is automatically displayed alongside the video. By allowing for dynamic resizing it is possible to display subtitles or closed captions alongside portions of video content without obscuring the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Eldon Technology Limited
    Inventor: Dale Llewellyn Mountain
  • Patent number: 8786781
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for detecting text information in a video signal that includes subtitles, captions, credits, or other text, and also for applying enhancements to the display of text areas in video. The sharpness and/or contrast ratio of subtitles of detected text areas may be improved. Text areas may be displayed in a magnified form in a separate window on a display, or on a secondary display. Further disclosed are methods and apparatus for extending the duration for which subtitles appear on the display, for organizing subtitles to be displayed in a scrolling format, for allowing the user to control when a subtitle advances to the next subtitle using a remote control, and for allowing a user to scroll back to a past subtitle in cases where the user has not finished reading a subtitle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Philip Swan
  • Patent number: 8788534
    Abstract: A system, method and data structure for processing basic client application data types to add thereto extension types and priority levels adapted for use by each of a plurality of set top box classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: James Hindle, Peter G. N. Scheyen, Mark A. Vickers
  • Patent number: 8780271
    Abstract: A portable digital television (DTV) comprises a processor and a navigational button arrangement. The processor of the portable DTV controls the navigational button arrangement to have at least a bi-modal operation. In one mode of operation, the navigational button arrangement provides a navigational interface to a user and, in another mode of operation, the navigational button arrangement provides an interactive application interface to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Eric Andrew Dorsey
  • Patent number: 8782713
    Abstract: An interactive video/multimedia application (IVM application) may specify one or more media assets for playback. The IVM application may define the rendering, composition, and interactivity of one or more the assets, such as video. Video multimedia application data (IVMA data may) be used to define the behavior of the IVM application. The IVMA data may be embodied as a standalone file in a text or binary, compressed format. Alternatively, the IVMA data may be embedded within other media content. A video asset used in the IVM application may include embedded, content-aware metadata that is tightly coupled to the asset. The IVM application may reference the content-aware metadata embedded within the asset to define the rendering and composition of application display elements and user-interactivity features. The interactive video/multimedia application (defined by the video and multimedia application data) may be presented to a viewer in a player application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hari Kalva, Atul Puri
  • Patent number: 8775968
    Abstract: A method of controlling a display includes displaying a first window on the display, setting the first window to receive commands, and displaying a second window on the display. When the second window is displayed, a portion of the first window is kept being displayed, and the first window is kept being set to receive commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kuang-Cheng Chao
  • Publication number: 20140184913
    Abstract: An advertising apparatus 10 including a generally flat base 12 and a broad face 14 which forms an acute angle 16 with the generally flat base 12. Further, the broad face 14 includes several display portions 20, 22, and 18 which, in one non-limiting embodiment of the invention, are programmable. In one non-limiting embodiment, the apparatus may include a selectively depressible alarm switch 100.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Kramer
  • Publication number: 20140184912
    Abstract: A video window detector includes a region characteristic determiner to generate at least one characteristic value for at least one region of a display output; a characteristic map generator to generate an image map from the at least one characteristic value for at least one region of the display output; and a window detector to detect at least one video window dependent on the image map.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics Pvt Ltd.
    Inventor: RajeshSidana Omprakash
  • Publication number: 20140184914
    Abstract: A video display method in which a visible light communication signal can be appropriately transmitted includes: Step SL 11 of generating a first visible light communication image that is an image having a stripe pattern for visible light communication, by encoding the visible light communication signal; Step SL12 of displaying, in a predetermined frame, an image included in the video signal; and Step SL13 of displaying, in the predetermined frame, the first visible light communication image sequentially thereafter an identification image that is an image having luminance uniformly lower than average luminance of the image that is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuaki OSHIMA, Hideki AOYAMA, Koji NAKANISHI, Koji AOTO, Toshiyuki MAEDA, Akira SHIOKAWA, Akihiro UEKI, Takashi SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 8766941
    Abstract: A display device having an on-screen display (OSD) menu function is provided, which includes a touch display panel, a touch screen controller, a display circuit, and a multiplexer. The touch display panel includes a display layer and a touch layer. The touch screen controller detects the touch layer and outputs a first detection result. The display circuit displays a first image of a first image source on the display layer, and the display circuit has the OSD menu function. In a normal display mode, the multiplexer transmits the first detection result of the touch screen controller to the first image source. If the first detection result complies with a predetermined pattern, the OSD menu function of the display circuit is triggered, and the display circuit enters a screen adjustment mode, and the multiplexer transmits the first detection result of the touch screen controller to the display circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Hua Pan
  • Patent number: 8767130
    Abstract: A method for assisting users with channel entry utilizes channel tuning history to simplify the channel entry process. According to an exemplary embodiment, the method includes steps of storing a list of channel numbers previously tuned by the apparatus; receiving a first input selecting a most significant digit of a channel number; and enabling a display of channel numbers in response to the first input, wherein the displayed channel numbers comprise at least one channel number included in the stored list and having the most significant digit and at least one other channel number not included in the stored list and having the most significant digit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Darrell Wayne Randall, Michael Joseph McLane
  • Patent number: 8769574
    Abstract: A receiver acquires program guide information in an image signal receiver, and program guide method and apparatus using the same. In the program guide apparatus, information immediately required by a user is obtained first, and information of less preferential channels is obtained next, thus presenting a smooth interface to the user. The method of acquiring program guide information for channels includes acquiring the program guide information for each channel by scanning accessible channels while a received program is not displayed. The program guide apparatus includes a tuner tuning a channel, a program guide information detector, a memory, a key input, a microprocessor, and a character signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-ha Park
  • Patent number: 8763039
    Abstract: A method acquires program guide information in an image signal receiver, and program guide method and apparatus using the same. In the program guide apparatus, information immediately required by a user is obtained first, and information of less preferential channels is obtained next, thus presenting a smooth interface to the user. The method of acquiring program guide information for channels includes acquiring the program guide information for each channel by scanning accessible channels while a received program is not displayed. The program guide apparatus includes a tuner tuning a channel, a program guide information detector, a memory, a key input, a microprocessor, and a character signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-ha Park
  • Patent number: 8760584
    Abstract: A memory space configuration method applied in a video signal processing apparatus is provided. The method includes: arranging a first memory space and a second memory space in a memory, the first and second memory spaces being partially overlapped; determining a type of a signal source; when the signal source is a first video signal source, enabling a first processing circuit and buffering data associated with the first video signal source by using the first memory space; and, when the signal source is a second video signal source, enabling a second processing circuit and buffering data associated with the second video signal source by using the second memory space. The second processing circuit is disabled when the first processing circuit is enabled; the first processing circuit is disabled when the second processing circuit is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: MSTAR Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Po-Jen Yang
  • Patent number: 8761420
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a generating unit configured to generate image signals for displaying content on each of a plurality of screens; and a synthesizing unit configured to synthesize a plurality of sound signals corresponding to the plurality of image signals to cause positions where sounds based on the plurality of sound signals are localized to vary from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Negi, Hiroshige Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8760579
    Abstract: A video display apparatus includes a tuner unit that receives a video signal from a broadcasting station, a first video region cutout unit that cuts out video of a predetermined region set in advance from video received by the tuner unit as a window A and performs scaling processing on the video of the window A, a second video region cutout unit that cuts out video of a predetermined region containing an object specified by a user from the received video, a composition processing unit that generates video data by superimposing the video of the window B on that of the window A on which the scaling processing is performed, and at least one monitor that displays the video data generated by the composition processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Ikuo Tsukagoshi
  • Patent number: 8754987
    Abstract: A display device includes a display component coupled to a signal generating unit with a single trace. The signal generating unit generates a first signal. A processing unit, connected to the display component and the single trace, receives the first signal through the single trace and generates a first type control signal, a second type control signal, and a third type control signal according to the first signal. The processing unit generates and controls an on-screen display menu displayed by the display component according to status of the display device and the received first signal as one of the first type control signal, the second type control signal, and the third type control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Chang Hsu, Wen-Kang Wei, Yung-Hung Ho, Chien-Yu Hsiung
  • Patent number: 8754984
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a method of processing an electronic image having caption text includes receiving the electronic source image, detecting the caption text in the electronic source image, reformatting the electronic source image, reformatting the caption text, and overlaying the reformatted caption text on the reformatted electronic image to form a resultant image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dong-Qing Zhang, Hong Heather Yu
  • Patent number: 8756634
    Abstract: A user interface for interactive television services is represented as a visual overlay that provides a viewer with knowledge of a library of available content relating to a currently tuned to television channel and navigation options for selecting desired portions of the available content from the library, the available content being designated according to business rules specified by a provider of the interactive television services. The visual overlay may be displayed over full-screen or embedded television programming, which may be broadcast television programming or on-demand television programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: TVWorks, LLC
    Inventors: Lena Chane, Samuel Moreau, Darrell Haber, Matt Marenghi
  • Publication number: 20140160354
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a display method are provided. The display apparatus includes a plurality of receivers which are configured to receive a plurality of contents of a multi-view content, a plurality of signal processors which are configured to independently convert frame rates of the plurality of contents, and an output part which is configured to alternately output the plurality of contents according to the converted frame rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-sung PARK, Myoung-Jong SONG, Bong-hwan CHO
  • Patent number: 8749710
    Abstract: A simple, cost-effective, and robust method and system to obstruct crawls, logos, and other annoying and distracting images overlaid on a video signal and displayed on a TV set or monitor is provided. The method and system may detect the presence of the unwanted images and block them automatically, or they may accept manual input from the user via a handheld control device to block or obstruct these images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Time Warner Inc.
    Inventors: David Alan Bryan, Nicol So
  • Patent number: 8749571
    Abstract: An information processing section of a game apparatus executes a program for implementing a step S100 of acquiring a camera image; a step S200 of detecting a marker; a step S400 of calculating a position and an orientation of a virtual camera; a step S600 of generating an animation in which a hexahedron is caused to appear on the marker when the start of a game is requested; a step S800 of generating an animation in which the hexahedron is unfolded so as to position thereon virtual objects representing targets; a step S900 of mapping the photographed image on objects; a step S1000 of taking an image of the objects by means of the virtual camera; and a step S1100, S1200 of displaying the camera image and an object image which is superimposed on the camera image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Hal Laboratory Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Noge