Picture In Picture Patents (Class 348/565)
  • Patent number: 8164689
    Abstract: A synchronizing signal control circuit includes: a phase detecting section configured to detect a phase difference between a display synchronizing signal and an input synchronizing signal; an adding section configured to add a set value for setting a synchronization compensation period and the detected phase difference; a synchronization phase correcting section configured to correct the phase of the input synchronizing signal on the basis of the output signal of the adding section; a gate signal generating section configured to generate a gate signal representing the synchronization compensation period based on the display synchronizing signal; a synchronization determining section configured to determine whether the synchronization can be effected, by detecting whether the input synchronizing signal exists within the synchronization compensation period; and a selecting section configured to perform switching to the corrected input synchronizing signal on the basis of the determination result of the synchron
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hori, Koichi Sato
  • Patent number: 8159606
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for reversible, polynomial based image scaling. The apparatus includes a video scaler for performing image scaling from a first base resolution image to a higher resolution image, and from the higher resolution image to a second base resolution image. The first and the second base resolution images are equal on a pixel-by-pixel basis for an entirety of the first and the second base resolution images. A scaling function used for the image scaling is based on a polynomial function having two or more degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Joel Sole, Joan Llach
  • Publication number: 20120081608
    Abstract: A multi-chip antenna diversity architecture and method includes a first receiver chip that receives a first input signal from a first antenna. The first receiver chip includes a first tuner that amplifies the first input signal, a crystal operatively connected to a first crystal oscillator circuit, and a first crystal oscillator clock buffer that receives a clock signal from the first crystal oscillator circuit. A first demodulator demodulates the input signal received from the first tuner. A second receiver chip receives a second input signal from a second antenna. The second receiver chip includes a second crystal oscillator circuit, a second crystal oscillator clock buffer, a second tuner, and a second demodulator that receives diversity data from the first demodulator. The first crystal oscillator clock buffer drives the clock signal to the second crystal oscillator clock buffer, the second tuner, and the second demodulator of the second receiver chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: NEWPORT MEDIA, INC.
    Inventors: James Carwana, Jun Tang, Philip Treigherman, Chaoliang T. Chen, Tracy Denk
  • Patent number: 8149334
    Abstract: A PIP (Picture In Picture) processing apparatus processes a main image and a secondary image and includes a scaling circuit, a memory circuit, a first selecting circuit and a processing circuit. The scaling circuit scales down the secondary image to output a scaled-down secondary image. The memory circuit stores the main image and the scaled-down secondary image. The first selecting circuit is connected with a controlling circuit to receive an image selecting signal, and is connected with the memory circuit to select the scaled-down secondary image or the main image as an output according to the image selecting signal. The processing circuit is connected with the first selecting circuit to process the main image or the scaled-down image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Via Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheng-Che Tsao
  • Patent number: 8149247
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method, which includes the steps of generating a first rendered image associated with a first application, independently generating a second rendered image associated with a second application, applying a first set of blending weights to the first rendered image to establish a first weighted image, applying a second set of blending weights to the second rendered image to establish a second weighted image, and blending the first weighted image and the second weighted image before scanning out a blended result to a first display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventor: Franck R. Diard
  • Patent number: 8134645
    Abstract: A television system has a television viewing mode and a guide mode. The guide mode includes an electronic program guide (EPG), which provides the viewer program information for tuned programs, and a tape index guide (TIG), which provides information for programs recorded on a video cassette. In both guides, real time images of a program are displayed in a PIP window on the television screen and guide information is displayed in the background. In both guides, the viewer may switch between a currently telecast program or a recorded program. The viewer may access either guide from the television mode and vice versa. In the guide mode, the viewer may independently switch the guide information and the type of program, i.e., tuned or recorded, in the PIP window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventors: Henry C. Yuen, Roy J. Mankovitz, Daniel S. Kwoh, Elsie Y. Leung
  • Patent number: 8126292
    Abstract: An image signal processor for processing an input image signal to output an output image signal includes an input unit receiving the input image signal, a noise removal unit removing noise from the input image signal, and a scaler reducing, maintaining or magnifying the image size of the input image signal. The scaler directly receives the input image signal from the input unit or the noise removal unit in response to a route control signal, reduces the image size of the input image signal when the image size of the input image signal is larger than the image size of the output image signal and stores the image signal with a reduced image size in a memory. The scaler maintains or magnifies the image size of the image signal stored in the memory and outputs the image signal with a maintained or magnified image size as the output image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho-youn Choi
  • Patent number: 8115867
    Abstract: The present invention provides an image processing device that converts an interlace image signal into a progressive signal so as not to cause degradation of image quality in edge parts of letters or the like, when performing an IP conversion with respect to an image that is mixed with an OSD such as a caption and a telop. The image processing device includes: an OSD mix part that mixes an on-screen display with an input interlace image signal; a motion detecting part that detects a motion by comparing pixel data between different fields; and an interpolation pixel generating part that generates a new pixel between lines of the interlace image signal by interpolating calculation with an interpolation method that depends on an OSD mix ratio of the OSD mix part and a result of the motion detection by the motion detecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Miyauchi, Takao Hasegawa, Yutaka Nio
  • Publication number: 20120033135
    Abstract: A method for enabling two or more viewers to simultaneously view and listen to different video content, the method including: displaying simultaneously video content from each of two or more tuners on a television monitor; producing with a speaker hardwired to the television monitor audio corresponding to the displayed video content from any of the two or more tuners; generating wireless audio signals corresponding to the displayed video content from any other of the two or more tuners simultaneously with the at least one speaker producing the audio; transmitting the wireless audio signals to a single remote control; receiving the wireless audio signals at the single remote control; directing the audio signals to headphones detachably connected to the remote control; and entering commands on the single remote control for controlling at least a changing of video content displayed and changing of an audio volume corresponding to the displayed video content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Omnitek Partners LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Spinelli
  • Patent number: 8112784
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention comprise a television converter device, such as a set-top-box (STB), that includes two or more channel selectors and the necessary control electronics to allow each of the multiple channel selectors to operate independently. STB embodiments of the present invention may be connected to and support one or more TVs. The STB embodiments allow each connected TV to receive television programming independent of what any other connected TVs may be receiving, at a significant cost savings over providing separate STBs for each TV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: EchoStar Corporation
    Inventors: Mark W. Jackson, Daniel J. Minnick, David A. Kummer, Mark H. Gomez, Kerry P. L. Miller, George C. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20120026278
    Abstract: A device may detect an event, determine a display layout in accordance with the event, receive input video streams, merge two or more of the input video streams into a high definition output stream in accordance with the display layout, and send the high definition output stream to a content presentation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING, INC.
    Inventors: Lee N, Goodman, Rezwanul Azim, Robert H. Liao
  • Publication number: 20120013801
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for monitoring another video source in addition to a current video source. One method according to the present invention comprises outputting a first video signal provided from a first contents source (for example, a broadcasting channel) and displaying a video from a second video signal provided from a second contents source intermittently with a video from the first video signal on a single screen. During the displaying, a multi-view displaying operation, in which the video from the second video signal is displayed together with the video from the first video signal on the single screen for a first time period, and a single-view displaying operation, in which the video from the first video signal is displayed alone on the single screen for a second time period longer than the first time period, are repeated in an alternate manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Myunghee OH
  • Publication number: 20120008048
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes an image data generating unit and a display unit. The image data generating unit generates image data on an image. The display unit presents a video including the image data to an image viewer on a moving body to superimpose the video on an actual outside scene. The image data includes a first display object and a second display object. The first display object includes a lower part object. The lower part object has a lower part, an upper right part and an upper left part. A length of the lower part along a normal direction is longer than lengths of the upper right and upper left parts. The second display object is disposed in the image with reference to a display position of the first display object. The second display object includes information on the moving body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Masahiro Sekine, Takashi Sasaki, Tsuyoshi Tasaki, Haruhiko Okumura, Noriko Odate, Shigeo Morimoto, Takahisa Yoneyama, Yugo Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 8095887
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing multiple screens and a method of dynamically configuring multiple screens are provided. The apparatus for providing multiple screens includes a service processing module which generates logical screens displaying services and a display screen and swaps the services between the logical screens, and an output module which maps the logical screens to arbitrary locations on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-ho Lee, Kwang-kee Lee, Un-gyo Jung, Glenn A. Adams
  • Patent number: 8091113
    Abstract: A media reproducing apparatus includes a receiving unit for receiving primary content, memory for storing replay content from an identified portion of the primary content for time-shifted display of the primary content, and a control unit. The control unit is configured to cause a display to display at a first display rate the primary content on a first region of a display, and further cause the display to display the replay content at a second display rate, which is different than the first display rates on a second region of the display. The replay content being displayed simultaneously with the primary content. The control unit is further configured to terminate the display of the replay content upon an occurrence of a timing event. The terminating operation causes the primary content to be displayed on both the first region and the second region of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yoen Lae Lim
  • Publication number: 20110304771
    Abstract: A method of processing television images consistent with certain implementations involves receiving a television signal and capturing a television image; capturing and storing a frame of the television image to a frame memory device; editing the captured image to at least isolate a portion of the image; and storing the isolated portion of the image to a storage device for subsequent retrieval. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Blanchard, Peter Rae Shintani
  • Patent number: 8069041
    Abstract: Candidates for channels of television programs to be displayed are determined in accordance with a result of voice recognition of a voice input by a user. The channel candidates are assigned to a limited number of tuners and television programs received by the tuners are displayed to allow the user to make a selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideo Kuboyama, Masayuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 8063989
    Abstract: A television broadcast signal receiving apparatus includes a receiving unit, a control unit and a display control unit. The receiving unit is configured to receive a plurality of audio-video signals. The control unit is configured to receive operation inputs. The display control unit is configured to display images corresponding to the audio-video signals on a main screen and a subscreen in a display component at the same time. The display control unit is further configured to display an image corresponding to one of the audio-video signals, which has been displayed on the subscreen, on the main screen when the control unit receives an operation input to output audio corresponding to the one of the audio-video signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Senichi Furutani
  • Publication number: 20110268425
    Abstract: A method of managing power consumption in a video device capable of displaying encoded multi-stream video is disclosed. Power reduction is achieved by limiting the amount of video and audio decoding and processing performed on at least some of the encoded streams, by taking particular application contexts into account. In a normal power consumption mode, audio/video data from all streams are decoded and digitally processed for output. In response to detecting a reduced power consumption mode, audio/video from at least some of the streams are processed in a modified manner to reduce power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: ATI TECHNOLOGIES ULC
    Inventor: David I.J. Glen
  • Publication number: 20110261259
    Abstract: A method controls one or more attributes of a secondary video stream for display in combination with a primary video stream. The method comprises: identifying a primary video stream; identifying a secondary video stream; assigning one or more settings for one or more attributes of said secondary video stream to a predetermined set of one or more user identifiers; identifying the user identifier associated with a given video processing module; determining the one or more attribute settings assigned to the user identifier; and processing the secondary video stream for display in combination with the primary video stream in accordance with the one or more attribute settings for the user identifier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: IBM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christopher Phillips, Matthew Whitbourne
  • Publication number: 20110265123
    Abstract: A method and system for presenting content selectable by the viewer on a television screen simultaneously with standard television programming. The system includes a video/audio system such as television, a programming provider such as a television network, a local or remote programming deliverer such as a cable company, a content provider, a local or remote content deliverer, a programming/content integrator that combines the content with the programming for presentation on the television screen, and a viewer settings input. Programming and content can be combined in various ways, including shrinking and/or relocating the programming and using the resulting blank area for content, overlaying content on programming, or presenting content in a inset. Preset viewer setting are stored in an account accessible via the Internet, and may be overridden in real time by a remote control. The remote control is also used to access menus for configuring and/or interacting with the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Jon Morisey
  • Patent number: 8046709
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing multiple screens and a method of dynamically configuring multiple screens are provided. The apparatus for providing multiple screens includes a digital signal processing module which receives predetermined information and restores a service based on the predetermined information, a service processing module which displays one or more logical screens associated with the service, and an output module which arranges the logical screens provided by the service processing module at different locations on a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-ho Lee, Kwang-kee Lee, Un-gyo Jung, Glenn A. Adams
  • Patent number: 8035745
    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: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, James Bennett
  • Patent number: 8031778
    Abstract: A picture decoding device (100) comprises a decoding unit (30), a frame memory (40), a deblocking filter (50), a macro block memory (60), and a control unit (70). The macro block memory (60) stores an unfiltered picture data, for which deblock-filtering is not performed, of the macro blocks adjoining a slice boundary. Decoding and deblock-filtering are performed for the macro blocks of each slice in a manner of pipeline processing, and the decoded picture data for the macro blocks is stored in the frame memory (40). After the pipeline processing for all of the macro blocks is completed, the second deblock-filtering is performed to the slice boundary-adjoining macro blocks, and the pixel values of the slice boundary-adjoining macro blocks already stored in the frame memory (40) are replaced. Thereby, the encoded picture data of arbitrary slice order can be completely decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Toshihiko Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 8027906
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for displaying viewer reactions to a display object. The display object is divided into a plurality of spatial regions, viewer reactions are collected to an exposure to the display object and correlated with the spatial regions, and the display object is displayed with an aspect of the display of each spatial region being a function of the viewer reactions for the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Hello-Hello, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Young
  • Patent number: 8022980
    Abstract: A system and method may display an image stream, where an original image stream may be divided into two or more subset images streams, each subset image stream being displayed simultaneously or substantially simultaneously. Post processing may be used to fuse images shown simultaneously or substantially simultaneously. The images may be collected from an ingestible capsule traversing the GI tract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Given Imaging Ltd.
    Inventor: Tal Davidson
  • Patent number: 8013938
    Abstract: A method of audio-visual communication using a television and a television using the same are provided, wherein the broadband network and television technologies are used to achieve services of audio-visual communication over a network, such that a user uses the television to conduct audio-visual communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: AmTRAN Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Fang-Yuan Shyu
  • Publication number: 20110206350
    Abstract: A digital chip system, digital chip, methods for embedding data and methods for extracting data are provided. In some embodiments, a digital chip includes: a watermark encoder digital chip configured to receive one or more watermark bits and generate a stego-video; and a watermark decoder digital chip configured to receive the stego-video and extract the one or more watermark bits from the stego-video. In some embodiments, the digital chip also includes: a video decoder controller digital chip configured to receive raw video data, wherein the raw video data is received from a video decoder; a configuration controller digital chip configured to configure the video decoder; a memory management unit digital chip configured to store at least one of the raw video frame, the raw video data or the stego-video; and an Ethernet controller unit digital chip configured to store or access the raw video or stego-video.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventor: Lee Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 7996863
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for display of a digital video signal includes a demodulator capable of receiving a major channel of the digital video signal. The major channel of the digital video signal includes one or more minor channels, wherein the minor channels are specific and separate channels of broadcast information. The method and apparatus for display of a digital video signal further includes decoders coupled to the demodulator, wherein the decoders receive the minor channels disposed within the major channel. The decoders thereupon generate minor channel video signals, wherein the minor channel video signal includes the video information for each associated channel. The method and apparatus further includes receiving the incoming video signals and format the video signals for simultaneous display of active video from multiple channels. A display configurator provides the minor channel video signals to an output display, to actively display the minor channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Matthew Wiltheiler
  • Patent number: 7996864
    Abstract: A television viewer uses a PIP format for display of program related information such as television program listings from a program schedule data base in the background and moving, real time or stored video clip images of a program selected from the displayed listings in the PIP window. All the text of the background information lies outside the PIP window. In one embodiment, as the viewer selects a particular program from the display of current television program listings by means of a cursor or a code number, the corresponding program automatically appears in the PIP window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Gemstar Development Corporation
    Inventors: Henry C. Yuen, Daniel S. Kwoh, Roy J. Mankovitz, Elsie Leung
  • Publication number: 20110191813
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of controlling an Internet Protocol television (IPTV) channel change to a first multimedia stream of an IPTV channel, where the channel change is initiated by a set top box coupled to the network device is described. A network device receives a request from a set top box for a high-resolution multimedia stream from a device downstream and transmits a low-resolution multimedia stream upstream in place of the high-resolution multimedia stream request. The network device receives the low-resolution multimedia stream and forwards the low-resolution stream to the requesting set top box. The set top receives the low-resolution stream and displays this stream. Furthermore, the network device transmits the high-resolution multimedia stream request and receives the high-resolution multimedia stream. The set top box receives the high-resolution multimedia stream and displays this stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Mike Rozhavsky, Kunal R. Shah
  • Patent number: 7990473
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus that can display a predetermined content as a predetermined main screen or predetermined sub-screens includes a displaying unit operable to display a main-content on the main screen and sub-contents on the sub-screens; a detecting unit operable to detect characteristic amounts of the sub-contents displayed on the sub-screens; and a control unit operable to switch the display on the main screen based on the characteristic amounts of the sub-contents detected by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Fujiwara, Hiroshige Okamoto, Tsutomu Seki, Noboru Murabayashi, Hideaki Okamura
  • Publication number: 20110181781
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method thereof for displaying video signals on a display screen of a display apparatus, wherein the video signals are received by the display apparatus from a plurality of input sources. The method includes: determining whether a medium input from a first input source of the display apparatus is in a loading process; if the medium is in the loading process, displaying in a sub-window on the display screen a video signal output from the first input source of the display apparatus; if the medium is in the loading process, displaying in a main window on the display screen a video signal output from a second input source of the display apparatus. The video signal from the first input source may be downscaled and transmitted to the display device so as to conserve resources in both the first input source and the display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sung-bo OH, Tae-hee Lee, Young-taek Yoo, Hyoung-woo Jeon, Jae-ho Park, Na-rae Yun
  • Patent number: 7982806
    Abstract: A broadcast receiver includes a first video signal selector which outputs a video signal of a main-picture; a second video signal selector which outputs a video signal of a sub-picture; a first audio signal selector which outputs an audio signal of the main-picture; a second audio signal selector which outputs an audio signal of the sub-picture; a first video processor which generates a third video signal from the video signals of the main-picture and/or sub-picture; a feature quantity generator which generates a feature quantity of the audio signal of the sub-picture in accordance with a result of comparison between data corresponding to the audio signal of the sub-picture and sound class model data created beforehand; a determination processor which determines a scene as a specified scene; and a controller which controls the whole components in accordance with the specified scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Otsuka, Hidetsugu Suginohara
  • Publication number: 20110157473
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and system for simultaneously previewing contents from multiple protected sources. A primary data stream associated with a primary port is generated, the primary data stream having a primary image to be displayed on a display screen. A secondary data stream is generated associated with a plurality of secondary ports coupled with the primary port, the secondary data stream having a plurality of secondary images received from the plurality of secondary ports. The secondary data stream and the primary data stream are merged into a display data stream, the display data stream having the primary image and further having the plurality of secondary images as a plurality of preview images. The primary image and the plurality of preview images are displayed on the display screen, wherein each of the plurality of preview images is displayed through an inset screen on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Inventors: Hoon Choi, Daekyeung Kim, Wooseung Yang, Young Il Kim, Jeoong Sung Park
  • Publication number: 20110141363
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for television program announcements, involving a television; a storage device connected to the television that stores multimedia summaries of a plurality of television programs, including the channel and time of display of the program for which it is a summary; the capacity to change channels; and a processor program to sense when the television has been connected to a new channel and to select and display on that television the multimedia summary of the program being presented on the new channel at the time of the connection of the television to the new channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: John R. Wullert, II
  • Patent number: 7948561
    Abstract: The video playback apparatus includes: a video data processor for simultaneously and asynchronously reproducing a main-video stream and a sub-video stream, and controlling position- and size-information of a corresponding display window; and a video output controller, if one of the main- and sub-video streams reproduced by the video data processor is completely reproduced earlier than the other one, which controls the video data processor to enlarge a display window of the remaining video stream to an entire screen size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Hee Yun, Kil Soo Jung
  • Publication number: 20110109800
    Abstract: A method carried out on a television receiver device involves at a television receiver/tuner device, carrying out a channel scan to identify available television channels that can be received by the television receiver device; while the channel scan is being carried out: reading a feature highlight video file from a memory; and displaying the feature highlight video file on a television display. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: True Xiong, Prisciliano Flores
  • Publication number: 20110109801
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to switch television channels during a commercial break and automatically notify the viewer when the commercial on the original channel is over so that the user may switch back to watch the original channel. This permits a viewer to avoid commercials during live television while maximizing the viewing of desired content on the original channel. A television channel selection device includes two independent tuners. In normal operation, a first tuner provides channel-selected signals to a television. When a viewer sees a commercial, the system begins a process employing a second independent tuner to internally monitor the first tuner signal until the termination of the commercial is detected. In the meantime, the first tuner provides channel-selected signals so that the viewer may view other channels. The viewer is notified of the end of the commercials by one of a variety of notification techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Inventors: Christopher L. Thomas, Douglas E. Pritchett, William R. Lazenby, JR., Michael L. Potter
  • Publication number: 20110102671
    Abstract: A device to display moving images with a picture-in-picture effect. A memory that stores values is coupled to a display screen. The display screen displays images according to the values stored in the memory. A first receiver receives a first sequence of images and stores image data in a first portion of the memory. A second receiver receives a second sequence of images and stores image data in a second portion of the memory that is different than the first portion of the memory. The memory may be a multi-ported memory and the first and second receivers store image data independently of one another. The memory may include independent first and a second memories respectively coupled to the receivers and a data selector may selectively connect the display to one of the memories to display images with a picture-in-picture effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Richard Tsai
  • Patent number: 7925242
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for forming an event picture in a mobile communication terminal. According to the invention, when there occurs any event such as call reception, alarm or message reception under state that a service picture is displayed on a screen of the terminal, the current service picture is backed up, a command input through the buttons provided to the terminal is interrupted and the event picture is overlapped over the current service picture, thereby allowing a user to perceive the corresponding event. Accordingly, the terminal user can correctly perceive the event occurred during the service. In addition, when the event occurs, the command input through the buttons is interrupted, so that it is possible to prevent an unintended event processing or erroneous operation due to an erroneous button manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Pantech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun Hyung Park, Min Jung Kwon
  • Publication number: 20110075032
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for receiving a first and second video signal. 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 combines said first and second video signal so as to obtain a composite video signal suitable for displaying on a display unit. The signal combination means being adapted to combine the first and second video signal while the size of the images corresponding to the second video signal remains unchanged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Wilhelmus Jacobus Van Gestel, Wiebe De Haan
  • Publication number: 20110075031
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for controlling digital broadcasting reproduction such as digital broadcasting reproduction via a sub-screen, reproduction end and channel group management through simple touch drag in a mobile terminal are provided. The apparatus includes a controller. The controller controls a Picture In Picture (PIP) function of the apparatus and controls an operation of channel group management using a drag-and-drop with a main screen output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Bu-Seop JUNG
  • Patent number: 7911537
    Abstract: Provided is a multichannel video reception apparatus of a mobile communication terminal for digital broadcasting. An RF processor receives a broadcast signal of a digital broadcast service via an antenna. A baseband processor processes the received broadcast signal in a baseband. A controller controls the RF processor and the baseband processor to receive the broadcast signal including video frames of a main channel and a sub-channel. A memory stores a program code, reference data, and updatable user data, for an operation of the controller. A video processor receives the video frames of the main channel and the sub-channel, decodes the latest key frame of the sub-channel if a key frame of the main channel occurs while decoding the video frames of the main channel, and after decoding the key frame of the sub-channel, decodes the frames of the main channel. A display divides the decoded video signal into a main-channel image and a sub-channel image and separately displays the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kwang-Pyo Choi, Kwang-Cheol Choi, Young-O Park
  • Publication number: 20110064387
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include systems and methods which allow consumers of audio-visual content (such as movies and television programs) to obtain dynamic additional content about programs and movies being watched, and customize that additional content to their personal preferences and behaviors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: March 17, 2011
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Allen Mendeloff, William Joseph Bartley
  • Patent number: 7907214
    Abstract: A control method of a display apparatus including processing a broadcasting signal of a currently tuned channel and displaying the broadcasting signal on a main picture; extracting broadcasting program information of other currently broadcasting channels if a caption indicating function of the broadcasting program information is selected; and creating the extracted broadcasting program information in a caption, displaying the caption on a portion of the main picture, and scrolling the caption along a predetermined direction. Thus, the present invention provides a display apparatus, which can create and scroll broadcasting information for the other currently broadcasting channel in a caption while the viewer is observing a main image, thus allowing the viewer to see the broadcasting information for the other channel conveniently and allowing the main image to be conveniently switched to a different desired channel, and a control method of the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mi-kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 7903177
    Abstract: A broadcast receiver and method for displaying channel information, are discussed. According to an embodiment, a method for displaying channel information using a broadcast receiver, includes tuning, by the broadcast receiver, to at least one channel if a channel edition mode is provided, and processing video signals of the tuned channel in a multi-PIP mode, the processing step including changing at least one of a video resolution and a screen size for the video signals; graphically processing channel data information on each of the video signals; and multiplexing the video signals processed in the multi-PIP mode and the graphically processed channel data information into multiplexed signals, for outputting the multiplexed signals on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Won Gee Kwak, Hyung Mo Park
  • Patent number: 7903953
    Abstract: An image recording and reproducing apparatus and method are provided, in which a current broadcasting and a previous broadcasting with respect to one image content can be viewed at the same time using multi-decoding. One embodiment of the apparatus includes mode setup unit for users to select a time shift mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyoung Ro Yoon, Bae Geun Kang, Sung Bae Jun
  • Patent number: 7898600
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing multiple screens is disclosed. The apparatus includes a user/application interface module receiving a PiP service providing mode, and an output module displaying a video component of a service on a main screen if the PiP service providing mode is a first mode and displaying a background video or the video component of the service on a PiP screen if the PiP service providing mode in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-ho Lee, Kwang-kee Lee, Un-gyo Jung, Glenn A. Adams
  • Publication number: 20110037897
    Abstract: An audio system including an inverter, a first amplifier, a first mixer, a main speaker, and a first audio output port is provided. The inverter receives a first audio signal and inverts the first audio signal into an inverted audio signal. The first amplifier receives the inverted audio signal from the inverter and multiplies the inverted audio signal by a first gain to generate a first compensating audio signal. The first mixer receives a second audio signal and mixes the first compensating audio signal with the second audio signal to generate a first low-interference audio signal. The main speaker receives and plays the first audio signal. The first audio output port receives the first low-interference audio signal from the first mixer and transmits the first low-interference audio signal to a first external speaker. An electronic device and a car audio system capable of generating the low-interference audio signal are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Applicant: AMTRAN TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD
    Inventors: Chien-Chou Chen, Wen-Kang Wei