Image Signal Processing Circuitry Specific To Television Patents (Class 348/571)
  • Patent number: 10382712
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are provided for processing one or more images. In one example, a method of processing a plurality of images comprises: obtaining a first image captured using a first aperture setting; obtaining a second image captured using a second aperture setting, the first aperture setting being associated with a smaller aperture size than an aperture size associated with the second aperture setting; detecting pixels of the first image having lens flare; and generating an output image by combining the first image and the second image, the first image and the second image being combined by replacing the pixels of the first image having the lens flare with corresponding pixels of the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Bijan Forutanpour, Sairam Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10368033
    Abstract: A display device and a video communication terminal are provided. The display device includes a transparent display panel configured to display an image, a camera, configured to acquire an image of an object in front of the transparent display panel. According to the display device, the camera shooting component acquires the image of the local user at the front side of the transparent display panel through the transparent display panel. When the users are making a video call, the camera shooting component can acquire a front image of the local user's face through the transparent display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lujiang Huangfu
  • Patent number: 10250683
    Abstract: A server node arrangement includes a plurality of server nodes. The server node arrangement is coupled via communication network to a plurality of sources of input data, and to one or more output devices. The server node arrangement receives data content from the plurality of sources of input data, and processes the data content to supply to at least a subset of the output devices. The server node arrangement hosts one or more processes which process the data content into a form which is compatible to a native data rendering format of the subset of the output devices. The at least a subset of the output devices are operable to render the data content simultaneously. The server node arrangement provides a system which communicates content data in a more computationally efficient manner, which is capable of saving energy utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: GURULOGIC MICROSYSTEMS OY
    Inventors: Tuomas Mikael Karkkainen, Ossi Mikael Kalevo, Valtteri Hakkarainen
  • Patent number: 10213690
    Abstract: A game system in which virtual representations of real-world, physical objects may be designed or modified by game players within a virtual game universe. Real-world physical interactions of the virtual objects may be simulated by a game engine during game play within the game universe. Performance data may be collected for the virtual objects that simulates real-world performance data for corresponding physical objects. The performance data for the virtual objects may, for example, be used in evaluating performance of modifications to a physical object, or for comparing performance of two or more physical objects. Production or manufacturing decisions for respective physical objects may be made at least in part based on the performance data collected for the virtual representations of the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Martin George, Justin Michael George
  • Patent number: 10191014
    Abstract: A system for nondestructive evaluation of a test object includes a platform, an electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) to create acoustic vibrations that travel along the test object; an infrared detector positioned to record thermal images of a plurality of test areas on the test object to detect flaws in the test object as the platform and the test object move relative to each other; and a control connected to actuate the EMAT and the infrared detector, synchronize the creation of vibrations with the recording of thermal images, receive a signal from the infrared detector indicative of the thermal image of the surface of the test object, and record locations of the flaws appearing on the thermal images of the test areas, all as the platform and the test object move relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John R. Hull, Gary E. Georgeson, Morteza Safai, Barry A. Fetzer, Steven K. Brady, Jeffrey G. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10142506
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a storage device, a generating circuit, and an initialization circuit. The storage device stores control device configuration information in relation to resolution information of a control device. The control device configuration information is included in list information that is a list of information on the control device. The generating circuit generates dummy list information that is a dummy of the list information using the control device configuration information. The initialization circuit initializes the control device based on the dummy list information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Noriyuki Uehara
  • Patent number: 10073674
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for rewinding media content based on detected audio events are provided. In some embodiments, a method for providing media guidance is provided, the method comprising: causing media content to be presented; receiving, using an audio input device, audio data that includes ambient sounds in an environment in which the media content is being presented; receiving a user command to rewind the media content; detecting that a portion of the audio data corresponds to an audio event that occurred during the presentation of the media content in response to receiving the user command to rewind the media content; determining a playback position in the media content based on the audio event; and causing the media content to be presented from the determined playback position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: James Stout
  • Patent number: 10026200
    Abstract: The invention provides devices and methods that process images. The invention processes a received signal representing information of texture and information of an image, which has the texture removed from at least one region. The image information is encoded to obtain encoded information of the image. An output signal is generated representing the texture information and the encoded image information. In another embodiment, the invention synthesizes texture based on the received texture information, decodes received image information, which is encoded, to obtain a decoded image, and then maps the synthesized texture onto the decoded image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Adriana Dumitras, Barin Haskell
  • Patent number: 9992544
    Abstract: A content reproducing method and system for performing seamless playback of contents between devices is provided. The contents reproducing system includes a portable device which, when a short distance communication with a remote control which is configured to control an electronic device occurs during reproducing of contents, generates data required by the electronic device for reproducing the contents that are being reproduced, and which transmits the generated data to the remote control; the remote control which receives the data from the portable device and which transmits the received data to the electronic device, in conjunction with the occurrence of the short distance communication with the portable device; and the electronic device for receiving the contents from a contents provider and reproducing the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byung-jeong Jeon, Youn-gun Jung, Kwan-min Lee, Jun-ho Koh
  • Patent number: 9918008
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and device for assisting a user for capturing an image. In an embodiment, an image is focused by a user of an image capturing device. The image capturing device extracts one or more features from the image being focused. The extracted features are classified into significant features and background features. The image capturing device also extracts one or more line segments in the image. Upon extracting the features and the line segments, the image capturing device determines relation between the features and the line segments. The image capturing device provides assistance to the user for capturing the image based on the relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomson Ganapathiplackal George, Sudheesh Joseph
  • Patent number: 9875617
    Abstract: An apparatus for implementing a game having a deterministic component and a non-deterministic component wherein a player uses the game through at least one player interface unit. Each player interface unit generates a player record indicating player-initiated events. A random number generator provides a series of pseudo-random numbers and a rules library stores indexed rules for one or more games. An interface registry stores mapping records where the mapping records are used to associate the player-initiated events to pre-selected rules in the rules library. A control means is coupled to the player interface to receive the output of the player interface unit, coupled to the interface registry, the rules library, and the random number generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventor: Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 9872093
    Abstract: An audio output apparatus a display configured to display an output image; a speaker configured to output audio; and a processor configured to control the speaker to output music content as the audio, determine, based on meta data and external environment information, an image category corresponding to the music content among presorted image categories, determine at least one image corresponding to the determined image category as a background image, and control the display to display the determined at least one image as the output image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-gwang Kim, Joon-soo Kim, Yu-li Sung, Young-soo Hong
  • Patent number: 9842888
    Abstract: An organic light emitting display device includes a substrate having a first width in a first direction and a second width in a second direction, the second width being perpendicular to and smaller than the first width, and pixel regions on the substrate, each of the pixel regions including a first light emitting portion, a second light emitting portion, a third light emitting portion, and a transmission portion arranged along the second direction, each of the first to third light emitting portions extending in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Jin-Wook Jeong, Han-Ggoch-Nu-Ri Jo, Sang-Yeol Kim
  • Patent number: 9805450
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a first filter that filters the image signal to output a first image signal, a second filter that converts the image signal corresponding to a predetermined pixel to a second image signal based on image signals corresponding to a plurality of peripheral pixels adjacent to the predetermined pixel, a third filter that filters the second image signal from the second filter to output a third image signal, a fourth filter that filters the third image signal from the third filter to output a fourth image signal, and an image synthesizer that synthesizes the first image signal from the first filter and the fourth image signal from the fourth filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mun-San Park, Cheolwoo Park, Yunki Baek, Kyoungju Shin, Eunho Lee
  • Patent number: 9686591
    Abstract: A television viewer interface system provides a viewer interface that allows the viewer to access different functions of a system. A highlight bar is responsive to the user's commands and is used to indicate the current menu item that can be selected by the user. Information is presented in a successive disclosure format where the user navigates through menus by moving the highlight bar to the right to obtain more information or to the left to see less information and return to the previous location. The background colors of each set of menus remains consistent throughout the user's experience such that the user intuitively knows what menu area he is in through the color cues. The invention provides indicators that tell the user that more information is available in a particular direction for a menu item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Howard Look, Robert Vallone, David Avraham Brown, Karen Bedard, Wijnand Van Stam, Ain McKendrick
  • Patent number: 9667908
    Abstract: An image recording system including a component capable of displaying and processing of images such as a central processing unit (CPU)/digital signal processor (DSP) that may be installed in a network video recorder (NVR) so that the image recording system may be used to implement a video summary/video synopsis technology in an embedded NVR/digital video recorder (DVR)/set-top box (SETTOP) system having a Host CPU and a plurality of DSP cores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SungBong Cho, SungHoon Lee, SeokHo Chae, HyoJin Kim
  • Patent number: 9628838
    Abstract: Various arrangements are present for targeting content in a television distribution system. A multiregional television channel may be transmitted to television receivers. A plurality of regional television channels may also be transmitted. Each regional television channel of the plurality of regional television channels may be broadcast to geographically smaller regions than the multiregional television channel. Content among the regional television channels may vary. Data may be transmitted to the television receivers that causes the television receivers to output for presentation as a single television channel: content from the multiregional television channel and content from a regional television channel corresponding to the television receiver's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: David Kummer, Henry Gregg Martch
  • Patent number: 9594422
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus and a controlling method thereof, the method comprising selecting, while the terminal apparatus is in an active mode, at least one channel from among a plurality of channels, receiving a broadcast signal corresponding to the selected channel, and outputting the received broadcast signal; storing, in a memory of the terminal apparatus, replay information related to the selected channel, and, in response to a power off command, converting the terminal apparatus from the active mode to a waiting mode; and in response to a power on command to convert the terminal apparatus from the waiting mode to the active mode, receiving a broadcast signal through the selected channel based on the replay information stored in the memory, wherein, in the waiting mode, power is supplied to the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung-gil Baik
  • Patent number: 9560221
    Abstract: A handheld imaging device includes an image sensor for sensing an image: a Very Long Instruction Word (VLIW) processor for processing the sensed image; a plurality of processing units provided in the VLIW processor, the plurality of processing units connected in parallel by a crossbar switch to form a multi-core processing unit for the VLIW processor; and an image sensor interface for receiving signals from the image sensor and converting the signals to a format readable by the VLIW processor, the image sensor interface sharing a wafer substrate with the VLIW processor. A transfer of data from the image sensor interface to the VLIW processor is conducted entirely on the shared wafer substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 9552619
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a plurality of image processing module parts, a module arbiter part, and a DMAC (Direct Memory Access Controller) part. Each of the image processing module parts includes a module core for executing a predetermined image processing. The plurality of image processing module parts is connected to the module arbiter part. The module arbiter part arbitrates memory access which is given by the plurality of image processing module parts through a bus. The DMAC part is connected between the module arbiter part and the bus, and executes memory access related to the arbitration result obtained by the module arbiter part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignees: MegaChips Corporation, Nikon Corporation
    Inventors: Shogo Iwai, Kazuma Takahashi, Nobuhiro Minami, Kensuke Uchida, Toru Miyakoshi
  • Patent number: 9548864
    Abstract: A device and method for encoding bits to symbols for a communication system are described. In one embodiment, a method for encoding bits to symbols for a communication system includes receiving a set of N-bit data to be transmitted, where N is an integer, generating side scrambling values using a polynomial, scrambling the set of N-bit data using the side scrambling values to produce scrambled data, mapping the scrambled data to a particular set of M symbols from a plurality of sets of M symbols, where M is an integer and M is smaller than N, and outputting the particular set of M symbols for transmission over a transmission medium. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Sujan Pandey, Abhijit Kumar Deb, Hubertus Gerardus Hendrikus Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 9515606
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, there is provided with an oscillator including: a clock circuit, a power supply current source and an oscillating circuit wherein the clock circuit generates a clock signal, the power supply current source generates a power supply current according to the clock signal, and the oscillating circuit generates an oscillation signal of a higher frequency than a frequency of the clock signal based on the power supply current and a received signal from an input terminal, the received signal having amplitude of a predetermined level or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Umeda, Shoji Otaka
  • Patent number: 9514515
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device capable of performing appropriate noise removal or reduction on input images of various resolution. The image processing device includes a contour direction estimating unit (21) that estimates a contour direction in which a signal value is a constant value for each pixel, a low pass filter unit (20a) that smoothes the signal value of the pixel based on the signal value of each reference pixel serving as a pixel of a reference region according to the pixel and arranged in the contour direction of the pixel estimated by the contour direction estimating unit for each pixel, and a parameter deciding unit (20b) that decides intensity of smoothing by the low pass filter unit according to an enlargement factor obtained based on a ratio of resolution of an input image signal and resolution of an output image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takashi Mine, Yoshimitsu Murahashi
  • Patent number: 9414025
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for intelligently displaying a sports game video for a multimedia mobile terminal, the method including the steps of: determining if a camera shot existing in the sports game video is a long-shot; when the camera shot is determined as a long-shot, determining a ROI within an image frame of the sports game video; and when the camera shot is determined as a non-long-shot, displaying the image frame on the mobile terminal, and, when the camera shot is determined as a long-shot, enlarging and displaying the ROI on the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Changick Kim, Keewon Seo, Yong-Man Ro, Min-Soo Hahn
  • Patent number: 9392185
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and non-transitory computer readable medium for mosaicking a plurality of images captured in a low-light condition are disclosed. For example, the apparatus includes an image capturing module, a flash module, a computer-readable medium and a processor. The processor executes a plurality of instructions stored on the computer-readable medium. The operations include determining a spacing between each one of the plurality of images, capturing the plurality of images in accordance with the spacing, aligning the plurality of images that are captured and mosaicking the plurality of images that are aligned into a single image by, for each one of the plurality of images, replacing one or more pixels in the respective flash spot region using one or more pixels in a subsequent image that is in a same location as the respective flash spot region such that the information is recovered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jayant Kumar, Sungmin Eum, Raja Bala
  • Patent number: 9373054
    Abstract: The present application is directed to new methods for automatically and effectively combining multiple metrics to select interesting, or key, frames from a video sequence. In one aspect, the methods include selecting a reference frame from a video sequence and iteratively computing the improvement or gain in the combined metrics for candidate frames with respect to that reference frame. In another aspect, a master list of reference key frames is determined, quality metrics are calculated for each of a plurality of candidate frames associated with each reference key frame, and each reference key frame in the master list is replaced with a candidate frame that yields the greatest aggregate quality improvement over that reference key frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Kodak Alaris Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander C. Loui, David K. Rhoda
  • Patent number: 9349167
    Abstract: An image processing method includes: (a) reducing an original image to a reduced image; (b) generating a first correction value for each of pixels in the reduced image; (c) generating a second correction value for each of pixels in an intermediate image, using information on the pixel and the first correction value; (d) generating a third correction value for each of pixels in the original image, using the second correction value for the pixel in the intermediate image; and (e) correcting the original image, using the third correction value for each of the pixels in the original image. In step (d), the third correction value is generated with an amount of calculation for each of the pixels in the original image smaller than an amount of calculation for each of the pixels in the intermediate image in generating the second correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kentaro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9344668
    Abstract: A system and method for time-shifted viewing of broadcast television programs is disclosed. Simultaneous recording and playback are provided by using buffer storage as the source and destination of compressed or uncompressed digital video/audio programs. Full VCR-like control is provided for all playback within the buffer storage. Playback and control of recorded programs may be initiated by the user at any time after initiation of the broadcast program with simultaneous continuous recording of the ongoing live broadcast. Larger archival storage and removable is also provided for storing and building a library of programs. Viewer playback control data may be stored as part of the program or used as edit points prior to archival. Numerous options are provided for features such as continuous automatic recording in a circular buffer fashion, program archival, editing, Internet interfaces, multiple-channel recording and more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Lang, Eric H. Walters
  • Patent number: 9274673
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for rewinding media content based on detected audio events are provided. In some embodiments, a method for providing media guidance is provided, the method comprising: causing media content to be presented; receiving, using an audio input device, audio data that includes ambient sounds in an environment in which the media content is being presented; receiving a user command to rewind the media content; detecting that a portion of the audio data corresponds to an audio event that occurred during the presentation of the media content in response to receiving the user command to rewind the media content; determining a playback position in the media content based on the audio event; and causing the media content to be presented from the determined playback position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: James Stout
  • Patent number: 9215403
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the methods and apparatuses detect content that represents original image information; detect a direction of the content wherein the direction corresponds to a portion of the original image information; compare a variation between adjacent pixels that are represented by the original image information; and generate new image information based on the direction of the content and the variation between the adjacent pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Victor Octav Suba Miura
  • Patent number: 9171545
    Abstract: A method includes steps of indexing a media collection, searching an indexed library and browsing a set of candidate program segments. The step of indexing a media collection creates the indexed library based on a content of the media collection. The step of searching the indexed library identifies the set of candidate program segments based on a search criteria. The step of browsing the set of candidate program segments selects a segment for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Andrea Basso, Mehmet Reha Civanlar, David Crawford Gibbon, Qian Huang, Esther Levin, Roberto Pieraccini, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 9152369
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a virtual identification information generator and a display controller. The virtual identification information generator generates a virtual identification information item to virtualize the display, for each of two or more external devices wirelessly connected to the electronic apparatus by use of a wireless communication module, based on specific identification information of the display including information indicative of properties of the display. The display controller displays image signals transmitted from the external devices on a display. The display image signals are generated by the external devices based on the virtual identification information items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Takeshi Tajima
  • Patent number: 9143306
    Abstract: A device and method for encoding bits to symbols for a communication system are described. In one embodiment, a method for encoding bits to symbols for a communication system includes receiving a set of N-bit data to be transmitted, where N is an integer, generating side scrambling values using a polynomial, scrambling the set of N-bit data using the side scrambling values to produce scrambled data, mapping the scrambled data to a particular set of M symbols from a plurality of sets of M symbols, where M is an integer and M is smaller than N, and outputting the particular set of M symbols for transmission over a transmission medium. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Sujan Pandey, Abhijit Kumar Deb, Hubertus Gerardus Hendrikus Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 9053539
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus having an input unit for inputting an image signal and an image corrector for correcting the input image signal is disclosed. The image corrector is arranged to extract from the input image signal a specular reflection component and a diffuse reflection component and generate a corrected image signal based on a computation result with respect to these specular and diffuse reflection components thus extracted. This image corrector is adaptable for use in various types of image processors, including projectors, display devices and imaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Fukuda, Mitsuo Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20150145998
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a first input unit; a second input unit; a first processing unit configured to perform a frequency dispersion processing on a first signal and a second signal; a first output unit configured to output one of the first signal and the second signal or one of the first signal and the second signal on which the first processing unit performs the frequency dispersion processing; a third input unit configured to receive a third signal generated through performing a predetermined image processing with an image processing unit on one of the first signal and the second signal; a second processing unit performing the frequency dispersion processing on the third signal; and a second output unit configured to output an output signal selected from one of the first signal, the second signal, and the third signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Shusaku MAEDA
  • Patent number: 9007462
    Abstract: A driving assist apparatus acquires vehicle information which includes a gear state and speed of a vehicle; judges a state of preparing for movement, a state of starting movement, and a state during movement; generates a wide-angle image that is an image that can see a wide range although having distortion when the vehicle state is the state of preparing for movement or the state of starting movement; and generates a no-distortion image that is an image in which the distortion due to the lens shape and the distortion by the projection system are eliminated from the camera image when the vehicle state is the state during movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuya Mitsugi
  • Publication number: 20150098022
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relates to methods and systems for performing a content verification in a video content. The method includes identification of one or more random access points in the video content. Thereafter, one or more work units are created based on the identified one or more random access points. The method further includes processing of the one or more work units by one or more processing units simultaneously, and determining one or more errors in each of the one or more work units while the decoding. The one or more determined errors in each of processed one or more work units are then merged with each other. A verification report is generated based on at least the merging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Interra Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramandeep Singh Sandhu, Kulbhushan, Manik Gupta
  • Patent number: 8998716
    Abstract: A system, a computer readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for updating a performance of a presentation of a virtual game environment. A presentation of a virtual game environment is generated based on a visual attribute. The visual attribute may identify a visual quality of the presentation of the virtual game environment. A visual performance metric associated with the presentation of the virtual game environment is then monitored. The visual attribute then updated based on the visual performance metric. After the visual attribute is updated, an updated presentation of the virtual game environment is generated based on the updated visual attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory Omi
  • Patent number: 9001275
    Abstract: HDMI is a digital audio and video communications protocol commonly used in consumer electronics. HDMI is particularly synonymous with high fidelity audio and video. Even though HDMI is a digital communications protocol, the audio quality can be impaired by analog signal impairments and distortions even if there are no digital decoding errors. In particular, the very process by which the audio is converted from Digital (HDMI) to human audible “Analog Audio” can be prone to errors. This occurs when the Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) clock, which is derived from the HDMI TMDS clock or HDMI source, is “distorted” due to its jitter, resulting in erroneous sampling or outputting of vital audio samples, thereby reducing the audio quality of the experience. The present invention reduces the jitter on the TMDS clock, and hence the audio DAC clock, resulting in lower audio distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Joo Kim, David Anthony Stelliga
  • Patent number: 8996510
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, eye-tracking data may be collected from a user while the user is viewing a visual sensory stimulus. If the eye-tracking data includes an eye motion pattern exceeding a predetermined threshold, then the eye-tracking data may be used to identify a visual element within the user's field of view. In addition to the visual element, attributes and context information related to the sensory experience may be determined. Information related to the sensory experience may be stored in a repository for purposes of aiding the user's recollection of the visual element at a future time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Buckyball Mobile, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit V. Karmarkar, Sharada Karmarkar, Richard R. Peters
  • Patent number: 8982286
    Abstract: A chart generation unit generates an adjustment chart, and a projection unit projects the adjustment chart onto a circular cylinder. A parameter acquiring unit acquires 12 parameters in total, relating to the positions of four corners and middle points of a top side and a bottom side of a chart and lateral expansion of the chart, the chart being input by a user through manipulations of an operation unit. A transform function determination unit calculates, from the total of 12 parameters, an accurate transform function for projecting an image onto the circular cylinder. An image conversion unit applies geometric transformation to the image based on the calculated transform function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Narikawa
  • Patent number: 8953098
    Abstract: A television signal processing device and a television signal processing method are proposed according to embodiments of the present invention, wherein the television signal processing device includes a first signal processing unit, a television demodulator, and a second signal processing unit. The first signal processing unit performs a first signal processing operation upon a television signal according to a feedback signal to reduce distortion of the television signal and accordingly generate a processed television signal. The television demodulator is coupled to the first signal processing unit for receiving the processed television signal, and demodulating the processed television signal to generate a demodulated television signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Mediatek Inc.
    Inventors: Seng-Chong Tiun, Ming-Luen Liou, Tsung-Han Wu, Yu Ding
  • Patent number: 8953039
    Abstract: An auto-commissioning system provides automatic parameter selection for an intelligent video system based on target video provided by the intelligent video system. The auto-commissioning system extracts visual feature descriptors from the target video and provides the one or more visual feature descriptors associated with the received target video to an parameter database that is comprised of a plurality of entries, each entry including a set of one or more stored visual feature descriptors and associated parameters tailored for the set of stored visual feature descriptors. A search of the parameter database locates one or more best matches between the extracted visual feature descriptors and the stored visual feature descriptors. The parameters associated with the best matches are returned as part of the search and used to commission the intelligent video system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: UTC Fire & Security Corporation
    Inventors: Zhen Jia, Jianwei Zhao, Penghe Geng, Ziyou Xiong, Jie Xi, Zhengwei Jiang, Alan Matthew Finn
  • Publication number: 20150036052
    Abstract: To apportion desired video processing between a video source device and a video sink device, at one of the devices, and based upon an indication of video processing algorithms of which the other device is capable and an indication of video processing algorithms of which the one device is capable, a set of video processing algorithms for achieving desired video processing is identified. The identified set of video processing algorithms is classified into a first subset of algorithms for performance by the other device and a second subset of algorithms for performance by the one device. At least one command for causing the other device to effect the first subset of video processing algorithms is sent. The one device may be configured to effect the second subset of algorithms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: David I.J. Glen
  • Publication number: 20150036051
    Abstract: A method performed by one or more computing devices. The method includes identifying first and second portions of a digital video signal. First and second values of a plurality of quality metrics are determined for the first and second portions, respectively. The first and second values of the metrics are used to determine first and second values, respectively, of a plurality of picture quality parameters such that a signal transmitted using either the first or second values of the parameters would require at most a maximum output bitrate. The first values of the parameters may differ from the second values of the parameters. The first and second portions are adjusted using the first and second values, respectively, of the parameters. The first and second adjusted portions are transmitted in a continuous signal. Optionally, the first and second adjusted portions are compressed before they are transmitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Broberg, Arianne Therese Hinds
  • Patent number: 8947599
    Abstract: A system that adjusts chroma and luma values for a video signal is presented. During operation, the system receives a matrix of coefficients, which when applied to the chroma values and the luma values of a video signal produces substantially the same result as performing a sequence of discrete operations on the chroma values and the luma values, wherein the sequence of discrete operations includes one or more color-representation-conversion operations and one or more processing amplifier operations. For a given pixel of the video signal, the system performs a matrix-multiplication operation between a matrix representation of the chroma values and the luma values for the given pixel and the matrix of coefficients to produce a modified pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Figueroa, Jay D. Zipnick
  • Publication number: 20150015787
    Abstract: The automatic generation (702) of one or more secondary video streams based on an input primary video stream (701) may use analytics performed on the video to provide information on targets, events, and/or areas of interest to permit the one or more secondary video streams (703) to concentrate on one or more targets, events, and/or areas of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: W. Andrew Scanlon, Andrew J. Chosak, John I.W. Clark, Robert A. Cutting, Alan J. Lipton, Gary W. Myers
  • Publication number: 20150015786
    Abstract: A projector that maintains energy reduction while adjusting and controlling lamp power and projects an OSD screen with high visibility is provided. The projector includes a light source output adjustment unit that controls output of a light source according to brightness of a video signal, and a superimposed image projection unit that superimposes a predetermined superimposed image on a projection image generated according to the video signal. The superimposed image projection unit generates multiple images with identical content but at least partially different brightness and projects a different superimposed image depending on the projection image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ayako WATANABE
  • Publication number: 20150015788
    Abstract: Methods and devices for providing companion services to video are described. In one example embodiment, the method includes: identifying text contained within a video; determining, by performing pattern matching, if the identified text in the video contains actionable text; and if the identified text in the video contains actionable text, providing access to one or more features based on the actionable text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventor: Neil Patrick ADAMS
  • Patent number: 8934058
    Abstract: A signal digitizing system and method based on analog-to-time optical mapping, optically maps amplitude information of an analog signal of interest first into wavelength information using an amplitude tunable filter (ATF) to impress spectral changes induced by the amplitude of the analog signal onto a carrier signal, i.e. a train of optical pulses, and next from wavelength information to temporal information using a dispersive element so that temporal information representing the amplitude information is encoded in the time domain in the carrier signal. Optical-to-electrical conversion of the optical pulses into voltage waveforms and subsequently digitizing the voltage waveforms into a digital image enables the temporal information to be resolved and quantized in the time domain. The digital image may them be digital signal processed to digitally reconstruct the analog signal based on the temporal information with high fidelity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Chou, Corey V. Bennett, Vince Hernandez