Picture In Picture Patents (Class 348/565)
  • Patent number: 9578274
    Abstract: An example news production system includes a scheduling system, a composite display, and a camera. The scheduling system accesses a news program schedule that specifies a sequence of actions to be performed by the news production system. The scheduling system reads entries from the news program schedule, identifies actions associated with each, and sends signals to cause the actions to be performed. The news production system may cause the composite display to render video content in accordance with a specified layout. A camera can capture video of a field of view that includes at least a portion of the composite display while the specified video content is rendered thereon. The news production system may also cause an output video stream to be based, at least in part, on the captured video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Tribune Broadcasting Company, LLC
    Inventor: Hank J. Hundemer
  • Patent number: 9565458
    Abstract: One system herein is operable to determine effectiveness of asset insertion in VOD content. The VOD content is selected by a user through a CPE. The system is operable to analyze upstream internet traffic through a cable television network, to identify household identifications from the upstream internet traffic, and to detect an internet website selected by the user from the upstream internet traffic based on the user's household identification. The system is also operable to couple to a VOD asset insertion system of a headend in the cable television network to detect an asset inserted into the VOD content selected by the CPE, to associate the internet website with the inserted asset, to determine a period of time between insertion of the asset and the selection of the internet website by the user, and to determine an effectiveness of the asset based on the determined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Canoe Ventures
    Inventors: Jason Canney, Dan Davies, Ed Knudson, Chris Pizzurro, Joel Hassell, Yong Liu, Michael Munhall
  • Patent number: 9509994
    Abstract: The present application relates to an apparatus for programmable video size reduction with dynamic image filtering for use in block-based video decoding system. The invention improves the image quality within low video memory requirements and allows for efficient decoding of higher resolution video to be displayed on a lower resolution display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: LINEAR ALGEBRA TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuri Ivanov, David Moloney
  • Patent number: 9508313
    Abstract: There is provided a display device including a signal receiving unit for receiving a video signal from an external device via a transmission path through a plurality of channels using a differential signal, an information receiving unit for receiving program information from the external device using a bidirectional communication path including predetermined lines of the transmission path, an image display unit for displaying images on image display elements based on the video signal received by the signal receiving unit, and a program information display unit for displaying the program information on the image display elements based on the program information received by the information receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Europe Limited
    Inventors: Ichiro Sato, Yasuhisa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9456169
    Abstract: A method for implementing split-screen viewing of television, a set-top box and a television system are provided, wherein the method includes: a set-top box receiving a play control signal sent by a remote control terminal, generating a split-screen control signal according to the play control signal, and sending the split-screen control signal to a television terminal; the television terminal implementing split-screen playing of two or more than two programs according to the split-screen control signal. The abovementioned technical scheme can solve the problem in the prior art that, the television terminal can play a single program at a time, resulting in a poor user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Weiwei Wang, Linan Shi, Wei Tang
  • Patent number: 9445139
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed herein that relate to facilitating the discovery of authenticated content from a variety of sources. One embodiment provides a method comprising receiving a plurality of authentication tokens from the media presentation device, where each of the plurality of authentication tokens represents an established authenticated relationship between a user and a corresponding content source. The method further comprises receiving a request from the media presentation device for an electronic programming guide and sending the electronic programming guide to the media presentation device, where the electronic programming guide comprises a listing of content from a plurality of content sources corresponding to the plurality of authentication tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: John C. Simmons
  • Patent number: 9400942
    Abstract: Undated photos are organized by estimating the date of each photo. The date is estimated by building a model based on a set of reference photos having established dates, and comparing image characteristics of the undated photo to the image characteristics of the reference photos. The photo characteristics can include hues, saturation, intensity, contrast, sharpness and graininess as represented by image pixel data. Once the date of a photo is estimated, it can be tagged with identifying information, such as by using the estimated date to associate the photo with a node in a family tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brookhart, Jack Reese
  • Patent number: 9357262
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for presenting a picture-in-picture (PIP) window on a television or other display generated by a set-top box (STB) or other video receiver. The picture-in-picture window is presented in conjunction with a navigation feature on the display. A two-dimensional input associated with the navigation feature is received from a remote control having a touchpad or other two-dimensional input device. The picture-in-picture window on the display is appropriately adjusted in response to the two-dimensional input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Luke Vanduyn, Karen Michelle Taxier, Matthew Coburn, James Matthew White
  • Patent number: 9350961
    Abstract: The present invention makes possible video expressions with increased feeling of brightness and increased contrast feeling and to be able to prevent the feeling of brightness and the contrast feeling from becoming unnatural during execution of the multi-screen display. This video display device comprises: a control portion (a signal processing portion (1); an area-active-control/luminance-stretch-portion (4)) that controls a displaying portion (8) and a backlight portion (6); and a display instruction detection portion (13a) that detects display instructions of first and second input video signals. The control portion stretches and increases the luminance of the backlight portion (6), and also controls a light emitting portion enhancement processing according to a result of the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Fujine, Yoji Shiraya
  • Patent number: 9325952
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and terminal of multi-screen pagination playing. The method includes the follows. A video channel list may be established. At least one video channel may be selected from the video channel list. A pagination number of a display screen may be determined, based on number of selected video channel and split-screen number of the display screen. The selected video channels may be played on each split-screen of a respective pagination, based on sequence of the selected video channels. In the present disclosure, a one-to-one correspondence may be configured in sequence for video channels of different devices and playing pictures of each pagination, each split-screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventors: Yang Wu, Yanming Shi, Zhiping Shi, Xiaoyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9247145
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image display apparatus includes a position specifying unit, a first display control unit, and a second display control unit. The position specifying unit specifies a retrieval start position indicating an arbitrary place within a predetermined order of images based on a user operation. The first display control unit controls displaying an image corresponding to the retrieval start position. The second display control unit changes the displayed image in the predetermined order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Michihiro Nihei
  • Patent number: 9226017
    Abstract: An apparatus includes inputs configured to receive first and second video signals. The first video signal represents a sequence of images having a first size, and the second video signal representing a sequence of images having a second size, the second size being smaller then the first size of the images. The apparatus further includes a combiner configured to combine the first and second video signals so as to obtain a composite video signal suitable for displaying on a display unit. The combiner combines the first and second video signal while the size of the images corresponding to the second video signal remains unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Wilhelmus Jacobus Van Gestel, Wiebe De Haan
  • Patent number: 9214119
    Abstract: A display includes: a display section; and a display driving section driving the display section based on a first image data set and a second image data set that alternate with each other. The display driving section drives the display section by performing a first scan with use of a first block as a driving unit in accordance with the first image data set and a second scan with use of a second block as a driving unit in accordance with the second image data set. The first block is composed of a plurality of consecutive pixel lines, and the second block is composed of a plurality of consecutive pixel lines and is different from the first block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: JOLED Inc.
    Inventors: Tomoya Yano, Shoji Araki, Hidehisa Shimizu, Munenori Ono, Fumihiko Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 9191671
    Abstract: Error resilient video coding schemes that may be employed at a transmitter or transcoder to limit error propagation at the receiver. Embodiments may include the use of Inhomogeneous Temporal Multiple Description Coding (ITMDC), cross-description error concealment, and cross-description reference picture reset (RPS) as well as homogeneous and inhomogeneous temporal/spatial MDC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: VID SCALE, INC.
    Inventors: Rahul Vanam, Zhifeng Chen, Yuriy Reznik
  • Patent number: 9191606
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 9185340
    Abstract: A display apparatus and associated method are provided. The display apparatus receives a display frame having an output width-height ratio, and outputs an image frame according to a screen width-height ratio. The output width-height ratio is different from the screen width-height ratio. The display method includes obtaining an image region and a subtitle region from the display frame, generating a subtitle according to the subtitle region, generating the image frame according to the image region, and displaying the image frame and the subtitle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventor: Kun-Nan Cheng
  • Patent number: 9177176
    Abstract: Aspects of a method and apparatus for a secure system-on-a-chip (SOC) architecture for multimedia data processing are provided. A processor may configure at least one subsystem within the SOC via at least one unsecured bus while a security processor enables secure functionalities in configured subsystems via at least one secure bus. The unsecure buses may comprise a data bus and/or a control bus, for example. The secure buses may comprise a secure control bus and/or a secure key bus, for example. The configurable subsystems may be multimedia processing units, input and output modules, and/or memory controllers. The security processor may program bits in security registers within the subsystems to enable secure functionalities, such as data routing paths and/or key loading paths, for example. Moreover, the security processor may validate code to be executed by a processor for configuring the SOC subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Xuemin Chen
  • Patent number: 9167176
    Abstract: A method and device for dynamically overlaying two or more video streams uses specialized metadata that are attached to at least one of the video streams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Marco Winter, Dirk Gandolph, Hartmut Peters, Ralf Ostermann, Jobst Hoerentrup, Andrej Schewzow, Uwe Janssen
  • Patent number: 9148621
    Abstract: A multi-format output device includes decoders to decode first encoded data and second encoded data to generate a first video data having a first-type format with first caption data also having the first-type format, and second video data having a second-type format with second caption data also having the second-type format. A conversion unit converts video data of one format type into video data video data having another format-type. A buffer holds the first video data by the period of time needed for the video data conversion processing. A caption conversion unit delays the caption data for the video data conversion processing time and also converts the caption data of one format type to another format type. A multiplexer outputs the first video data with the first caption data followed by the converted video data with the third caption data having the first-type format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Kenshi Dachiku
  • Patent number: 9143717
    Abstract: A broadcast receiver and method of providing a preferred channel thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes receiving a program of the preferred channel (52) set by a user among a plurality of broadcast channels, transforming an image of the received program of the preferred channel into a reduced image (54) and storing the reduced image per the preferred channel. Accordingly, when a turn-on mode of the broadcast receiver is switched to a turn-off mode (56) of the broadcast receiver, when a turn-off mode (56) of the broadcast receiver is switched to a turn-on mode of the broadcast receiver, or when a display of a preferred channel is requested in a turned-on mode, a per preferred channel reduced image is displayed as OSD (60) on a currently viewed image. So, a user is facilitated to recognize and select a program received on the preferred channel without blocking the currently viewed image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Dong Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 9137487
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the invention provide an apparatus and method for providing a video call in a portable terminal. The method includes displaying a plurality of first image data in a predetermined first area; transmitting the a plurality of the first image data; receiving a plurality of second image data from another portable terminal; and displaying the plurality of the second image data in a predetermined second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin-Hong Jeong
  • Patent number: 9135774
    Abstract: A gaming machine is configured to receive a request for a location of at least one player of at least one gaming device, determine the location of the at least one player; and present on a display of the gaming machine, location information including the determined location of the at least one player. Where the gaming machine is located within a casino, the gaming machine may further be configured to present, on the display, a 3D virtual gaming environment which is a model of the casino.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Steven G. LeMay, Jamal Benbrahim, Richard E. Rowe, Robert E. Breckner, Nicole M. Beaulieu, Gregory A. Schlottmann
  • Patent number: 9088702
    Abstract: An imaging device includes: an image sensor that photoelectrically converts subject light to generate image signals; a storage portion that sets a second area within a first area so as to correspond to a specific area specified by a setting value for setting an extracting range of an image based on the image signals; a timing adjustment unit that adjusts the timing at which the image signals are read from the image sensor and written to the storage portion and the timing at which the image signals are read from the storage portion; an image conversion processor that performs predetermined processing on the image based on the image signals read from the image sensor; an output unit that converts processed image signals with continuous scanning timing into image signals of a predetermined format and outputs the image signals to a display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eiji Oba
  • Patent number: 9087393
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a system includes hardware optimized for communication to a network display. The hardware may include a display pipe unit that is configured to composite one or more static images and one or more frames from video sequences to form frames for display by a network display. The display pipe unit may include a writeback unit configured to write the composite frames back to memory, from which the frames can be optionally encoded using video encoder hardware and packetized for transmission over a network to a network display. In an embodiment, the display pipe unit may be configured to issue interrupts to the video encoder during generation of a frame, to overlap encoding and frame generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brijesh Tripathi, Peter F. Holland, Timothy J. Millet
  • Patent number: 9083917
    Abstract: A video signal processing method applied for a TV system is disclosed. In this method, the received video signal is processed by a video decoding process, and then the decoded video signal is processed by a de-interlacing process. A still or corresponsively still image signal is generated and blended with the de-interlaced video signal to generate a blended signal which is displayed to make sure the OSD information can always be shown at the top layer of the screen of the LCD panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Ming-Jane Hsieh, Jin-Sheng Gong, Chien-Hua Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9049384
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus analyzes an input video input from a video input unit, detects a plurality of moving bodies included in the input video, determines a main moving body and a sub moving body, and determines a sub picture position for superimposing and displaying a sub video in a main video in a picture-in-picture form. This video processing apparatus performs cut-out processing on the main video and the sub video from the input video, and synthesizes the cut-out main video and sub video to generate a picture-in-picture synthesized video in which the sub video is superimposed at the sub picture position of the main video in the picture-in-picture form. The picture-in-picture synthesized video is output in one stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryoji Ogino
  • Patent number: 9013548
    Abstract: A broadcast receiver and a method for processing 3D video data are disclosed. A method for processing video data of a broadcast receiver includes receiving a broadcast signal including a video stream, wherein the video stream includes a plurality of video stream sections having different viewpoints, acquiring viewpoint information indicating corresponding viewpoints of the video stream sections, and outputting an interface indicating a viewpoint of the video stream that is currently displayed according to the viewpoint information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Yeul Suh, Jeong Hyu Yang, Jin Pil Kim, Kwan Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 9013631
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing and displaying caption information associated with a video program are provided. The caption information is extracted from a video signal and different captions are rendered in sequence for different segments of the video program. A plurality of the different captions is blended in a form for simultaneous display superimposed on video images during one of the different segments of the video program. The different captions may be the latest caption corresponding to the current segment of video and a previous caption corresponding to a previous video segment. These different captions can be displayed such that they overlie each other and such that their opacity is different. In this manner, a viewer is able to have a prolonged period of time to read captions and can readily distinguish the current caption from the previous caption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Denis Sergeyevich Suvorov, Anton S. Korchazhinskiy, Irina Spirina
  • Patent number: 8994881
    Abstract: An example method and apparatus for audio-visual communication is provided. In some examples, a method as disclosed herein may include receiving an incoming call indication comprising a conversation request from a remote party, wherein the outgoing call request is displayed in a visual communication screen area on a display; establishing a communication link with the remote party in an instance in which an answering signal has been received, the communication link enabling a multi-directional audio and visual conversation; and causing a received video of the remote party to be displayed in the visual communication screen area, wherein the display is operable to display multimedia content in a multimedia screen area simultaneously with the received video of the remote party in the visual communication screen area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fang-Yuan Shyu
  • Publication number: 20150085186
    Abstract: A medical imaging system having a processor with software executing thereon is provided for processing and display of multiple bandwidths of video in multiple display areas. The system receives a video signal with a plurality of portions and generates at least two signals there from. Each of the two signals has a bandwidth for display in a different display area. The two signals are updated so that each component displays a different portion of the input video signal, and the two signals may be combined for display on a single display device having two display areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Marc R. Amling, Helga Schemm
  • Patent number: 8982280
    Abstract: A method for displaying video image of a television includes processing video signals corresponding to video images transmitted from an electronic device and determining whether the TV programs are displayed on a full displaying window or on a partial displaying window. The display is controlled to provide a first video image displaying window overlaying the full displaying window if the TV programs are displayed on the full displaying window or provide a second video image displaying window spaced from the partial displaying window if the TV programs are displayed on the partial displaying window. The video image is displayed in the first video image displaying window or the second video image displaying window. Any human faces in the video image displayed in the first video image displaying window cause the video image to be transparent except for the faces. A related TV is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mei-Ju Chen, Han-Fang Tu, Kuan-Jung Chiu
  • Publication number: 20150062434
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods of displaying and/or recording multiple pictures in a picture (PIP) on the same display of a digital display device are disclosed. The PIPs can show objects from the main field view of the display device, such as a front camera lens, as well as objects from a different field of view, such as a back camera lens. The PIPs can further track the objects that are being displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Fan Deng, Karthikeyan Shanmugavadivelu, Wan Shun Vincent Ma, Narayana Karthik Sadanandam Ravirala, Lei Ma, Pengjun Huang, Shizhong Liu
  • Publication number: 20150055017
    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 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Raghuraman Gopalan, Zhu Liu, Eric Zavesky
  • Publication number: 20150055016
    Abstract: A display method and display apparatus are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-sun BAEK, Yong-tae KIM, Jun-seong HONG
  • Publication number: 20150036050
    Abstract: A television control apparatus applied to a television system is provided. The television control apparatus includes a signal processing module and a combination module. The signal processing module obtains a first frame and a second frame from a first video signal and a second video signal, respectively. While the second frame is displayed in a display area of the television system, the combination module extracts a part of the first frame as a sub-image, and causes the sub-image to be displayed in a sub-region of the display area. The sub-region is smaller than the first frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Hung-Chi Huang
  • Patent number: 8937685
    Abstract: Method and system for overlaying videos in a television include: receiving a plurality of video signals directly from a plurality of video sources by the television; receiving and processing a script by the television, the script includes instructions for placing a first picture from a first video signal of the plurality of video signals in a first position at a first depth value on a display coupled to the television, and instructions for placing a second picture from a second video signal of the plurality of video signals in a second position at a second depth value on the display; and simultaneously displaying the first picture and the second picture on the display by the television in an overlayed manner, the first picture being displayed at the first position and at the first depth value, the second picture being displayed at the second position and at the second depth value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: TP Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Shin Cheung Simon Chiu, Bok Knun Randolph Chung
  • Patent number: 8922721
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided The display apparatus includes: an image processor configured to process an image of content; a display configured to display the processed image of the content; a camera configured to capture an image of a remote controller; a storage configured to store information regarding a plurality of appearance states of the remote controller corresponding to user commands; and a controller configured to determine an appearance state from among the plurality of appearance states of the remote controller based on the image of remote controller captured by the camera, and control the display section to display the image of the content according to a user command corresponding to the determined appearance state of the remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-sung Jung, Nam-hyun Park, Hae-sung Park, Ri-na Shin, Hyung-ho Hwangbo
  • Publication number: 20140375885
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing a multi-perspective video display are presented. In one example, a program of visual content that includes a plurality of visual perspectives is received. A first one of the plurality of visual perspectives is displayed on a display device, and a second one of the plurality of visual perspectives is displayed on the display device during the displaying of the first one of the plurality of visual perspectives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Debra Hensgen, Ludovic Pierre
  • Patent number: 8913199
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a computing device, a first selection of first video content. The method also includes sending the first video content to a display device. The method further includes adding a first element corresponding to the first video content to a list. The list includes multiple elements and each element of the list corresponds to respective previously displayed video content. The method includes sending the list to the display device. The elements of the list are ordered based on display times of the corresponding video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles Stahulak, Bruce Barnes, Dolores J. Mallian, Nikhil Marathe
  • Patent number: 8913192
    Abstract: A channel selection canvas for display on a video display device is disclosed. The video display device can be a television, a laptop computer, or personal digital assistant device. The channel selection canvas allows a user to preview and choose video signals to be watched. The channel selection canvas displays a set of television channel video thumbnails, which can be full motion video, slow motion video or sampled video snapshots. A channel selection canvas can also display video thumbnails for security cameras, baby monitors, video phones and the like. A channel selection canvas generator that generates channel selection canvases is also disclosed. The channel selection canvas generator can reside within a television, set top box or similar video processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, James Bennett
  • Patent number: 8902361
    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: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Begeja, David Crawford Gibbon, Raghuraman Gopalan, Zhu Liu, Eric Zevesky
  • Patent number: 8896672
    Abstract: An image display device for displaying a 3-Dimensional (3D) image and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The image display device includes a user input unit configured to receive an item selection signal for some of one or more items included in a User Interface (UI) image, a control unit configured to generate a detailed image of a selection item selected by the item selection signal as a 3D image, and a display unit configured to display the detailed image. A user can select and receives an UI image or items included therein as a 3D image, and select a 2D/3D mode of the displayed UI image so as to control a sense of depth thereof. If a plurality of UI images is displayed, the image display device can display UI images on multiple layers with senses of depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehak Lee, Youngsun Joo, Jaekyung Lee
  • Patent number: 8891017
    Abstract: A video input section acquires a video signal formed of a plurality of frames. A frame separator separates the video signal acquired by the video input section on a frame basis and distributes the separated video signals. A plurality of parallel processors perform video processing in parallel on the separated video signals corresponding to the frames separated and distributed by the frame separator. A frame combiner combines the separated video signals on which the plurality of parallel processors have performed the video processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Kegasawa
  • Patent number: 8891015
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a receiver, a reproducer, a display, a transmitter, and a processor. The receiver receives video content data. The reproducer generates first video data by reproducing the video content data. The display displays an image corresponding to the first video data on a screen of the display. The transmitter transmits image data including the first video data to an external display device. The processor transmits a mode switching request including identification information to identify the video content data to the external display device from a first mode to a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masaya Sahashi
  • Patent number: 8885108
    Abstract: A TV control device, for an external TV device includes a storage unit storing a user identification code and user setting data corresponding to the user identification code, and a wireless communication unit transmitting a control signal to the external TV device according to the user identification code and the user setting data, wherein the external TV device determines a TV setting of the external TV device according to the user identification code and the user setting data when the external TV device receives the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hannstar Display Corp.
    Inventors: Yi-Ming Pai, Chin-Sheng Lee, Yu-Tsung Hsu
  • 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: 8878892
    Abstract: A multi-picture synthesizing method in a conference television system is disclosed by the present invention. The method includes: synthesizing multiple pictures into a bottom layer of a multi-picture image according to a preset multi-picture layout, creating at least one layer of image layer over a bottom layer of a multi-picture image, creating at least one image frame in each image layer, and adjusting a pre-output picture corresponding to the image frame according to output characteristics of each image frame, and outputting the pre-output picture into the corresponding image frame. The present invention further discloses a multi-picture synthesizing apparatus in a conference television system. According to the technical scheme of the present invention, the multi-picture synthesizing of a conference television system is implemented flexibly and simply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Junli Liu, Jun Chen, Hui Guan
  • 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: 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: RE45909
    Abstract: A video decoding apparatus capable of controlling presentation of sub-pictures includes a first decoder, a second decoder, a first scaler, a second scaler and a combiner. The first decoder and the second decoder respectively decode a digital audio/video signal to generate a decoded video and a decoded sub-picture. In accordance with an output picture size, the decoded video size, the decoded sub-picture size and a sub-picture aspect ratio, the first scaler and the second scaler generate a first scaling factor and a second scaling factor. The combiner combines the decoded video and the decoded sub-picture according to the first scaling factor and the second scaling factor and outputs the combination thereof. A video decoding method and a digital audio/video playback system capable of controlling presentation of sub-pictures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventors: Meng-Nan Tsou, Jung-fu Hsu