Simultaneously And On Same Screen (e.g., Multiscreen) Patents (Class 348/564)
  • Patent number: 8743228
    Abstract: The invention provides data for display on the display area for a child frame when the child frame is synthesized and displayed on the parent frame in picture-in-picture playback in order to give the displayed area of the child frame in conformity with the video content in the parent frame, as well as providing a video display apparatus etc. for displaying the child frame at an appropriate displayed position using the data for display. A video display apparatus 1 includes: decoders 101 and 103 for decoding two sets of video data; a synthesizer 105 for synthesizing the decoded videos to output; an input unit 108 for commanding display/non-display of the child frame; a processing controller 109 for controlling the operations of decoders 101 and 103 in accordance with the command; and a position designator 110 which receives the command and the data for display and time information and designates the displayed position of the child frame to the synthesizer 105.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichi Watanabe, Jiro Kiyama, Takayoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8745664
    Abstract: The technology is a system and method for displaying a non-grid electronic program guide. Available television channels and episodes are identified in a program guide database. The available television channels are displayed in a first window of the guide. The television series associated with the available episodes are displayed in a second window of the guide. In response to selecting one of the available television channels, the available television episodes are narrowed to the television series that air on the selected television channel. In response to the selection of one of the television series, episodes of the selected television series are displayed in a third window of the guide. Selecting an episode displays the episode information in a fourth window of the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Schwesinger, Cory Cirrincione, Joseph McClanahan
  • Publication number: 20140146232
    Abstract: A system communicates video information including television content associated with a plurality of channels and ancillary information. Information may be transmitted with the ancillary information that is indicative of the type of content included in the ancillary information. This provides the user, in one embodiment of the present invention, with a visual indication of the type of information that accompanies television content. This helps the user to decide whether the user wishes to view the ancillary information and provides the opportunity to select that enhancement for viewing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Jerilyn L. Marler, Mary J. Lalomia, David B. Kinder, Jason T. Cassezza, Scott Casey
  • Patent number: 8736764
    Abstract: System for providing widgets on a display of a TV unit, which TV unit is provided with an internal or external Internet-enabled device which provides Internet to the TV unit, and the system includes an internal or external control device for controlling the TV unit. The Internet-enabled device is arranged for providing widgets on the display of the TV unit together with a normal TV-sending or other programs, videos, or similar, a TV-viewer desires to watch. The invention also includes a method for the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Harald Amundsen
  • Patent number: 8736698
    Abstract: The invention provides data for display on the display area for a child frame when the child frame is synthesized and displayed on the parent frame in picture-in-picture playback in order to give the displayed area of the child frame in conformity with the video content in the parent frame, as well as providing a video display apparatus etc. for displaying the child frame at an appropriate displayed position using the data for display. A video display apparatus 1 includes: decoders 101 and 103 for decoding two sets of video data; a synthesizer 105 for synthesizing the decoded videos to output; an input unit 108 for commanding display/non-display of the child frame; a processing controller 109 for controlling the operations of decoders 101 and 103 in accordance with the command; and a position designator 110 which receives the command and the data for display and time information and designates the displayed position of the child frame to the synthesizer 105.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichi Watanabe, Jiro Kiyama, Takayoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8737916
    Abstract: A metadata display control method and system for a digital broadcast receiver for displaying metadata associated with a broadcast program on a secondary display terminal while displaying the broadcast program on a primary display terminal is provided. The metadata display control method includes receiving a broadcast program and metadata of the broadcast program at a primary display terminal from a first broadcast channel, transmitting the metadata to a secondary display terminal while displaying the broadcast program, and displaying the metadata received from the primary display terminal at the secondary display terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sun Ho Hwang
  • Patent number: 8730405
    Abstract: In order to display selected content as desired by a viewer by performing an easy operation without interrupting current viewing, a display apparatus includes a reception unit for receiving from a remote controller for transmitting an operation instruction to the display apparatus operation information including the amount of operation of a selection member which is detected at the time of selecting content and identification information identifying selected content, a determination unit for determining an output attribute of the selected content identified using the identification information based on the amount of operation, an output image generation unit for generating an output image of the selected content based on the output attribute determined by the determination unit, and a display control unit for displaying the output image generated by the output image generation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshio Nishioka
  • Patent number: 8732766
    Abstract: Methods, and systems, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable storage mediums, including a method for presenting a video content item in a first display area; concurrently presenting, with the video content item in the first display area, objects that are displayed during the presentation of the video content item in a second display area, wherein the objects persist in the second display area after the object is no longer displayed during the presentation of the video content item in the first display area; receiving an indication identifying one of the objects presented in the first display area or the second display area; and processing a tag associated with the object, the tag comprising a reference to a media item, wherein the processing comprises: accessing the media item referenced by the tag; and presenting the media item at least partially in the first display area or the second display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Fink, Ran Tavory, Tamar Rachel Kolodny, Natalia Marmasse
  • Patent number: 8730403
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a video communication device and a method thereof, the method comprises: obtain a current battery energy level of a device; load information of the battery energy level to a ready-to-send video; execute video encoding to the ready-to-send video and sending the same. The present invention can display the information of the energy level of one party's device on the video communication image of another party's device, so that another party can realize the actually current battery energy level of one party's device, tempos of the video communication can be controlled well, effects of the video communication can be raised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Huizhou TCL Mobile Communciation Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhibing Yang
  • Patent number: 8723655
    Abstract: A remote control having a touch-sensitive control panel and a transmission unit for transmitting encoded signals which are produced on the basis of a direction of movement of contact with successive regions of the control panel, regardless of the location at which contact is made with the control panel. It is also possible to produce encoded signals on the basis of a movement by the remote control in combination with a motion sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: FM Marketing GmbH
    Inventor: Ferdinand Maier
  • Patent number: 8724026
    Abstract: A system for enabling two different users to independently view and listen to two completely different programs on the same display at the same time is provided. A user wears eyeglasses with filters to filter out light from the program which the user does not want to view, while allowing the light from the program the user does want to view to be seen by the user. Successive frames of a first program are displayed using light polarized in one direction in an alternating manner with frames of a second program using light polarized in another direction. A first user wears glasses with lenses configured to filter out the light from the second program while a second user wears glasses to filter out the light from the first program. Thus, while wearing the glasses, the first user can see the first program while watching the display, but not the second program. Simultaneously, while wearing the other glasses, the second user will see the second program, but not the first program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Eldon Technology Limited
    Inventor: Scott Macleod
  • Patent number: 8724025
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus and a method capable of selecting various video signals are provided. The video processing apparatus includes an input unit which receives a video signal select key value by which a video signal select command to select one of the plurality of video signals is recognized; a storage unit which stores a plurality of video signal names corresponding to the plurality of video signals; and a control unit which sets a first display mode or a second display mode according to the duration of the video signal select key value, the first and second display modes indicating opposite orders in which the video signal names corresponding to the plurality of video signal units are displayed, and displays the video signal names sequentially in the set display mode. Thus, a user can conveniently select the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-hong Park, Young-kil Choil
  • Patent number: 8724028
    Abstract: To improve visibility of video input from different sources, a broadcast subframe for receiving a broadcast program or the like to reproduce the same is arranged on a display screen such that the broadcast subframe is not overlapped with a browser subframe for reproducing the movie of e.g., streaming of the browser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Miki Saijo
  • Patent number: 8724027
    Abstract: A video output method and device includes utilizing a supplemental information storing section to determine whether or not an object area exists in the proximity of at least one character area, cuts out a video on a supplemental information area when the object area exists, and stores the video on the supplemental information area as supplemental information including the object area. A supplemental information display determination section determines whether or not the supplemental information stored by the supplemental information storing section is displayed in addition to an input video based on a screen configuration managed by the screen configuration management section. The supplemental information display determination section determines whether the supplemental information is displayed based on a size of a character included in a character area in the input video which changes in response to the scaling managed by the screen configuration management section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yuki
  • Patent number: 8719868
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system comprises at least a first video source device, at least a first remote control device, a digital display device comprising logic to receive, in a digital display device, a first video signal from a first video source, extract at least a first metadata from the first video signal, use the first metadata to obtain a second video signal from a second video source, present the first video signal on the digital display device, combine at least a portion of the second video signal and at least a portion of the first video signal to generate a combined video signal, and present the combined video signal on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Leonard Tsai, Alexander Thatcher
  • Patent number: 8717500
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying a plurality of secondary images based on image data of a primary image include displaying a primary image and a plurality of secondary images based on the image data of the primary image. Each of the plurality of secondary images is displayed having a size based on a relevance of each respective one of the plurality of secondary images to the primary image. The primary image can be selected from a plurality of images or a frame of a video. Subsets of secondary images can be displayed in clusters including images having content similar to particular content of the primary image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Raghuraman Gopalan, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20140118621
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for hiding a caption when displaying a video image. Hiding area information is acquired. According to the hiding area information, a hiding area is acquired. Hiding time period information is acquired. A preconfigured image in the hiding area of a video image is displayed in the hiding time period when the video image is displayed. By applying the technical solution according various embodiments, an external caption and an embedded caption can be hid flexibly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun LIU, Qiang DAI
  • Patent number: 8713606
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting user-generated content in an easily accessible manner using an interactive media guide are provided. In particular, a user may be able to peruse user-generated content through an interactive media guide which is also used to access non-user-generated media content such as linear programming (e.g., over-the-air broadcast, cable, and satellite scheduled programming) and on-demand media. The interactive media guide may include a provider of user-generated content populated with user-generated content according to the user's interests or most recently added to the provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: United Video Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Ka Chun Wong, Walter R. Klappert, Michael R. Nichols, Brian Riegel, Michael Papish, Adam Powers
  • Patent number: 8711286
    Abstract: First and second division patterns are defined so that main areas A and A? are similar to each other in shape, having the same horizontal-to-vertical ratio. Even if an image output apparatus is connected to a display unit having both first and second display screens, the image output apparatus generates an identical image for the main area A or A? regardless of the aspect ratio of the display screen. The main areas A and A? display important information and the like. Sub areas B and B? display auxiliary information. The first and second division patterns may be determined so that the sub areas B and B? are similar to each other in shape like the main areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Sachiyo Aoki
  • Patent number: 8704948
    Abstract: Systems and methods are operable to present text identified in a presented video image of a media content event. An exemplary embodiment receives a complete video frame that is associated with a presented video image of a video content event, wherein the presented video image includes a region of text; finds the text in the complete video frame; uses an optical character recognition (OCR) algorithm to translate the found text; and presents the translated text. The translated text may be presented on a display concurrently with the video image that is presented on the display. Alternatively, or additionally, the translated text may be presented as audible speech emitted from at least one speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Eldon Technology Limited
    Inventor: Dale Mountain
  • Publication number: 20140104494
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for displaying a plurality of secondary images based on image data of a primary image include displaying a primary image and a plurality of secondary images based on the image data of the primary image. Each of the plurality of secondary images is displayed having a size based on a relevance of each respective one of the plurality of secondary images to the primary image. The primary image can be selected from a plurality of images or a frame of a video. Subsets of secondary images can be displayed in clusters including images having content similar to particular content of the primary image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L,P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Raghuraman Gopalan, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Patent number: 8698909
    Abstract: The invention provides data for display on the display area for a child frame when the child frame is synthesized and displayed on the parent frame in picture-in-picture playback in order to give the displayed area of the child frame in conformity with the video content in the parent frame, as well as providing a video display apparatus etc. for displaying the child frame at an appropriate displayed position using the data for display. A video display apparatus 1 includes: decoders 101 and 103 for decoding two sets of video data; a synthesizer 105 for synthesizing the decoded videos to output; an input unit 108 for commanding display/non-display of the child frame; a processing controller 109 for controlling the operations of decoders 101 and 103 in accordance with the command; and a position designator 110 which receives the command and the data for display and time information and designates the displayed position of the child frame to the synthesizer 105.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichi Watanabe, Jiro Kiyama, Takayoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8698900
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for concurrently displaying on a display device, a selected main presentation and graphical shapes representative of button presses on a remote control. In one embodiment, the graphical shapes and the selected main presentation are displayed in two separate regions on the display screen. In another embodiment, the graphical shapes are overlaid on the selected main presentation. In yet another embodiment, the graphical shapes and the selected main presentation are displayed in a picture-in-picture format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Simon Tang
  • Patent number: 8698963
    Abstract: A projection system and an operation method thereof are provided. The projection system includes a video and audio source, an image duplication unit, a plurality of image segmentation units, and a plurality of projectors. The video and audio source receives a sum image parameter, and provides a non-standard format image. The image duplication unit receives and sends one of sum image parameters to the video and audio source. The image segmentation units provide the same sum image parameters, though only one is transmitted to the video and audio source through the image duplication unit. Each of the image segmentation units receives the non-standard format image, and segments a part of the non-standard format image as a standard format image, where the standard format images are partially overlapped with each other. The projectors are respectively coupled to the corresponding image segmentation unit, and display according to the corresponding standard format image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Coretronic Corporation
    Inventors: Jyun-Lin Cian, Jui-Chi Chen
  • Patent number: 8695036
    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: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-ha Park
  • Patent number: 8695038
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for customizing the display of interactive television overlays. A condition related to the display of an overlay on top of video for a television channel may be defined for each of a plurality of television channels. A default set of information types for an interactive television overlay (e.g., a FLIP overlay, a BROWSE overlay, etc.) may be defined for the plurality of television channels. When the overlay is displayed on top of video for a given television channel of the plurality of television channels, the overlay may include information of the default set of information types. One or more television channels of the plurality of television channels may be identified as channels for which the default set of information types does not apply (e.g., channels for which the overlay is not displayed or for which a custom set of information types is defined).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: United Video Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Walker, Michael D. Ellis
  • Patent number: 8687121
    Abstract: The invention provides data for display on the display area for a child frame when the child frame is synthesized and displayed on the parent frame in picture-in-picture playback in order to give the displayed area of the child frame in conformity with the video content in the parent frame, as well as providing a video display apparatus etc. for displaying the child frame at an appropriate displayed position using the data for display. A video display apparatus 1 includes: decoders 101 and 103 for decoding two sets of video data; a synthesizer 105 for synthesizing the decoded videos to output; an input unit 108 for commanding display/non-display of the child frame; a processing controller 109 for controlling the operations of decoders 101 and 103 in accordance with the command; and a position designator 110 which receives the command and the data for display and time information and designates the displayed position of the child frame to the synthesizer 105.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shuichi Watanabe, Jiro Kiyama, Takayoshi Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8687128
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to systems and methods of navigating previously viewed channels. In a particular embodiment, a method may include maintaining a channel list in a memory, the channel list comprising multiple previously viewed channels. The method may also include receiving a first signal to select a first selected channel in the channel list. The method may also include tuning a channel tuner to the first selected channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles Stahulak, Bruce Barnes, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil Marathe
  • Patent number: 8687131
    Abstract: A control device is provided. The control device includes a first communication interface unit which transmits a control command in a first communication mode which uses a bi-directional wireless communication, a second communication interface unit which transmits a control command in a second communication mode which uses a unidirectional wireless communication, a state determination unit which determines a communication mode of the control device, a user interface unit which displays a user interface window which corresponds to a determined communication mode and receives the control command with respect to a broadcast receiver and a control unit which transmits the received control command according to the determined communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo-youn Kim, Yong-hwan Kwon, Jung-a Kim, Bum-jin Lee
  • Patent number: 8689261
    Abstract: A video control system transfers a video signal to display a data/video integration menu and receives user instructions indicating user-selected data and display positioning for the user-selected data. The video control system transfers a data request and receives the user-selected data. The video control system receives video content. The video control system integrates the user-selected data and the video content into a video signal that positions the user-selected data relative to the video content according to the display positioning in the user instructions. The video control system transfers the video signal to display the integrated video content and user-selected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jarrod C. Austin
  • Patent number: 8675135
    Abstract: A rendering control unit determines movie and graphic display modes with reference to a rendering processing command, and acquires maximum speed information indicating the maximum value of a read/write speed allowed for a memory. The rendering control unit decides a speed to be distributed to a read/write speed of the movie data and a speed to be distributed to a read/write speed of the graphic data with respect to the memory, of a maximum speed indicated by the maximum speed information, based on the determination result. The rendering control unit controls a read/write access of an image with respect to the memory based on the rendering processing command, in accordance with the decided speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Akira Sano, Takayuki Nagashima
  • Publication number: 20140072277
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an acquisition module acquires additional information to be related to a calendar. A processing module creates an information calendar obtained by correlating the additional information with a calendar. A display controller outputs the information calendar to display the information calendar. An operation instruction module gives an instruction to operate based on the additional information of the information calendar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuji TAKAO, Tomomi NISHIGUCHI, Mieko ASANO, Hideki OHKITA, Atsushi NAKAJIMA
  • Patent number: 8665207
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes an input unit which has plural types of keys and accepts an operation of a key from the user, a display unit which displays a screen which allows the user to operate the input unit, and a display controller which selectively displays plural screens of the display unit in accordance with the types of keys operated on the input unit. When the display controller controls the display unit to display a screen for making the user make a key operation using any one type of key of the plural types of keys, and accepts an operation of a key of a type other than the any one type of key, it switches the screen to another screen for making the user make an operation using the other type of key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroki Urashima, Eriko Ozaki
  • Patent number: 8665371
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a television including a user input part for manipulating a channel adjusting item. The method includes displaying a channel map showing a predetermined number of channels including a tuned broadcast channel if the channel adjusting item is selected through the user input part, and a channel setting information menu corresponding to one of the channels shown in the channel map. Thus, the television control method not only allows a user to easily and simply recognize a channel setting state according to channels when the user wants to adjust channel-related functions, but also allows a user to conveniently and effectively adjust the channel setting state according to the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-dae Kim, Yong-hwan Kwon, Sun-hwa Shin
  • Publication number: 20140055674
    Abstract: A display control device according to an aspect of the present disclosure performs processing using (a) a main content item to be displayed by a display unit and (b) display elements arranged in a chain from which the main content item is selected. The display control device includes the following units. An importance calculation unit obtains additional information to be notified to a user and calculates an importance of the additional information. A relevance calculation unit calculates a relevance between the additional information and the main content item. A position determination unit determines a position to which the additional information is to be inserted in the display elements, based on the calculated importance and the calculated relevance. The position determination unit determines the position to receive more attention from the user as the importance and the relevance of the additional information are higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kotaro Sakata, Shigenori Maeda, Masaki Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 8661470
    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: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-ha Park
  • Patent number: 8654253
    Abstract: A video apparatus includes a video processor for performing video processing to generate normal video data. The video processor includes an on-screen display (OSD) module for selectively generating OSD data that is capable of being mixed into the normal video data. The video apparatus further includes a digital output path including a digital transmitter and an analog output path including a digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The video apparatus is capable of outputting OSD data through an unauthorized output path out of the digital and analog output paths to provide a user with a warning message or an interactive help dialogue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mediatek Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Sung Huang, Ting-Hsun Wei, Hua Wu
  • Patent number: 8650334
    Abstract: A source device such as a mobile phone terminal can provide more surely a user with a notification of a status of the source device. A mobile phone terminal (2) serving as the source device includes a command processing section (304) which issues a command which (A) has an event ID which designates a status of the source device and (B) causes a TV (1) to display the status of the source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yoshida, Tomohiro Nagano, Kenichi Kimura, Tadamichi Atsumi, Taisuke Hara, Shuji Daioku, Kyohichiroh Sawachika, Koji Osaki, Ryutaro Mashiko
  • Patent number: 8648966
    Abstract: A terminal including a communication unit configured to receive a broadcasting signal, a display unit configured to display a broadcast content included in the received broadcasting signal and to display at least one widget application, and a control unit configured to determine if the received broadcasting signal includes a caption related to the broadcast content, to determine if the caption is to be displayed at a position that will overlap with at least a portion of the displayed widget application when the caption is included in the broadcasting signal, and to move a position of the widget application on the display unit if the caption is determined to be displayed at the position that will overlap with said at least the portion of the displayed widget application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ju Hwan Lee, Hui Won Park, Sung Joon Ahn, Hang Dong Seong
  • Patent number: 8648871
    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 layed-flat surfaces of a hexahedron appear, and the hexahedron is folded so as to confine virtual objects representing targets therein when a stage is cleared; a step S800 of generating an animation in which the folded hexahedron is unfolded so as to position different virtual objects thereon; 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 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignees: Nintendo Co., Ltd., HAL Laboratory Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Noge
  • Publication number: 20140036152
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a video alert include providing a first portion of video to an electronic display and analyzing a second portion of video while the first portion of video is being provided to the electronic display. A character or personality may be identified in the second portion of video and an alert provided based in part on the character or personality being identified in the second portion of video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Dean Kenneth Jackson, Daniel Victor Klein
  • Publication number: 20140036149
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processor includes a display controller and a transmitter. The display controller is configured to cause a display module to display a screen on which a plurality of content images based on a plurality of pieces of content data are arranged. The transmitter is configured to receive a captured image including at least one of the content images in at least a portion of the captured image, to specify a content image to be transmitted based on the captured image and the at least one of the content images, and to transmit one of the pieces of content data corresponding to the content image to be transmitted to a predetermined external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Shuta OGAWA, Yoshihiro OHMORI
  • Patent number: 8643786
    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: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-ha Park
  • Patent number: 8643791
    Abstract: An information communication system includes: a communication line which connects a first information processing apparatus and a second information processing apparatus to each other; a transmission unit which is included in the first information processing apparatus and transmits identity information of the first information processing apparatus without passing through the communication line; a reception unit which is included in the second information processing apparatus and receives the identity information of the first information processing apparatus transmitted from the transmission unit without passing through the communication line; and an information transmission unit which is included in the second information processing apparatus and transmits information to the first information processing apparatus via the communication line by using the identity information received by the reception unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiko Sato
  • Publication number: 20140028917
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for displaying multimedia feeds. The method comprises receiving a plurality of multimedia feeds and, for each of the plurality of multimedia feeds, acquiring a value of a metric and displaying, on a common display, the plurality of multimedia feeds. The metric is variable and its value for a particular multimedia feed and for a particular time is dependent upon either events occurring within that particular multimedia feed at or before that particular time or upon a rating (by one or more entities), at that particular time, of that particular multimedia feed. The multimedia feeds are displayed on the common display such that a first feed is displayed in a manner different from the manner of display of a second feed, the first feed having a first metric value, the second feed having a second metric value, and the first and second metric values being different.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alfonso Martinez Smith, Kevin L. Baum, Anthony J. Braskich, Stephen P. Emeott, Faisal Ishtiaq, Renxiang Li, Isselmou Ould Dellahy
  • Publication number: 20140028918
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a display unit configured to display information; a memory configured to store channel information; a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with a broadcasting terminal; an a controller configured to transmit a turn-on control signal to the broadcasting terminal for turning on the broadcasting terminal, and transmit the channel information to the broadcasting terminal to control the broadcasting terminal to output a broadcast content received on a broadcast channel matched to the transmitted channel information when the broadcasting terminal is turned on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sangwon KIM
  • Patent number: 8635646
    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: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-ha Park
  • Patent number: 8635637
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling a user interface for presenting a media reaction. The techniques receive media reactions of a person to a media program, such as the person laughing at one point of a comedy show, then smiling at another point, and then departing at a third point. The techniques may present these and other media reactions in a user interface through which a user may interact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle J. Krum, Michael J. Conrad, Geoffrey J Hulten, Umaimah A. Mendhro
  • Patent number: 8635647
    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: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ju-ha Park
  • Publication number: 20140016035
    Abstract: Multi-window display operations may be optimized in an electronic device. The electronic device comprises a screen that may be operable to provide a multi-window display by enabling configuring of a plurality of display regions, where video content corresponding to one or more of the plurality of applications is displayed in each of the plurality of display regions. Optimizing multi-window display operations may comprise monitoring updates of video content for each of the plurality of display regions of the screen, and generating a frame comprising video content for all of the plurality of display regions when one or both of the following occurs: all pending video content updates are completed and a frame generation deadline is reached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Brown, Mathias Agopian