Including Insertion Of Characters Or Graphics (e.g., Titles) Patents (Class 348/589)
  • Patent number: 10250259
    Abstract: A system and method for digital signal reception comprise outputting first and second digital transmission signals complementary to each other. Further, a first and second output signals are outputted. The first output signal has a logical value based on a product of a logical value of the first digital transmission signal and a logical value complementary to a logical value of the second digital transmission signal is outputted. The second output signal has a logical value based on a sum of a logical value complementary to the logical value of the first digital transmission signal and the logical value of the second digital transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Japan GK
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Kuroiwa
  • Patent number: 10027971
    Abstract: A transmitting device for communicating via a multimedia communication link includes a compression circuitry that receives blanking period data corresponding to blanking states of video blanking periods. The compression circuitry compresses the blanking period data into compressed blanking period data. The transmitting device also includes an interface that transmits signals corresponding to the compressed blanking period data via one or more multimedia channels of the multimedia communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Hoon Choi, Ju Hwan Yi
  • Patent number: 9959681
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an augmented reality contents generation and play system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Ji-Yeon Jeong
  • Patent number: 9864560
    Abstract: A data processing system composites graphics content, generated by an application program running on the data processing system, to generate image data. The data processing system stores the image data in a first framebuffer and displays an image generated from the image data in the first framebuffer on an internal display device of the data processing system. A scaler in the data processing system performs scaling operations on the image data in the first framebuffer, stores the scaled image data in a second framebuffer and displays an image generated from the scaled image data in the second framebuffer on an external display device coupled to the data processing system. The scaler performs the scaling operations asynchronously with respect to the compositing of the graphics content. The data processing system automatically mirrors the image on the external display device unless the application program is publishing additional graphics content for display on the external display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Harper, Kenneth C. Dyke, Jeremy Sandmel
  • Patent number: 9824459
    Abstract: Systems and methods track one or more points between images. A point for tracking may be selected, at least in part, on a determination of how discriminable the point is relative to other points in a region containing the point. A point of an image being tracked may be located in another image by matching a patch containing the point with another patch of the other image. A search for a matching patch may be focused in a region that is determined based at least in part on an estimate of movement of the point between images. Points may be tracked across multiple images. If an ability to track one or more points is lost, information about the points being tracked may be used to relocate the points in another image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: A9.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan E. Feldman, Nalin Pradeep Senthamil, Arnab Sanat Kumar Dhua, Gurumurthy D. Ramkumar
  • Patent number: 9800886
    Abstract: A transmitting device for communicating via a multimedia communication link includes a compression circuitry that receives blanking period data corresponding to blanking states of video blanking periods. The compression circuitry compresses the blanking period data into compressed blanking period data. The transmitting device also includes an interface that transmits signals corresponding to the compressed blanking period data via one or more multimedia channels of the multimedia communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Hoon Choi, Ju Hwan Yi
  • Patent number: 9749659
    Abstract: A specification defining allowable luma and chroma code-values is applied in a region-of-interest encoding method of a mezzanine compression process. The method may include analyzing an input image to determine regions or areas within each image frame that contain code-values that are near allowable limits as specified by the specification. In addition, the region-of-interest method may comprise then compressing those regions with higher precision than the other regions of the image that do not have code-values that are close to the legal limits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Michael Smith, Bradley Collar
  • Patent number: 9704926
    Abstract: An organic light-emitting display apparatus is provided. The organic light-emitting display apparatus includes: a display substrate including a non-pixel area and a plurality of pixel areas including a first pixel and a second pixel having a shortest distance from the first pixel among pixels of the plurality of pixel areas; an encapsulation substrate facing the display substrate; and a spacer in the non-pixel area of the display substrate to maintain a space between the display substrate and the encapsulation substrate, wherein the spacer is between the first pixel and the second pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9691158
    Abstract: Systems and methods track one or more points between images. A point for tracking may be selected, at least in part, on a determination of how discriminable the point is relative to other points in a region containing the point. A point of an image being tracked may be located in another image by matching a patch containing the point with another patch of the other image. A search for a matching patch may be focused in a region that is determined based at least in part on an estimate of movement of the point between images. Points may be tracked across multiple images. If an ability to track one or more points is lost, information about the points being tracked may be used to relocate the points in another image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: A9.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Bryan E. Feldman, Nalin Pradeep Senthamil, Arnab Sanat Kumar Dhua, Gurumurthy D. Ramkumar
  • Patent number: 9648384
    Abstract: An apparatus for searching a broadcast channel may include a channel searching unit including first and second channel searching units searching broadcast channels of broadcast signals received from antennas, and a controlling unit controlling the first channel searching unit to search broadcast channels included in a first broadcasting standard, controlling the second channel searching unit to search broadcast channels included in a second broadcasting standard, and receiving searching results from the first and second channel searching units to generate effective channel list information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: SOLUM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong Jun Yu, Joon Kook Kim
  • Patent number: 9431469
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display includes: a first electrode around a center point of a virtual square; second electrodes around a first vertex and a second vertex diagonal to the first vertex of the virtual square, the second electrodes being separated from each other and with the center point of the virtual square interposed therebetween; third electrodes around a third vertex and a fourth vertex of the virtual square, the third electrodes being separated from each other and with the center point of the virtual square interposed therebetween; a pixel defining layer partially on the first electrode, the second electrodes, and the third electrodes, and partially exposing the first electrode, the second electrodes, and the third electrodes; and four spacers disposed as islands on the pixel defining layer and corresponding to four sides of the virtual square.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ok-Kyung Park, Su Yeon Yun
  • Patent number: 9305986
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display includes: a first electrode around a center point of a virtual square; second electrodes around a first vertex and a second vertex diagonal to the first vertex of the virtual square, the second electrodes being separated from each other and with the center point of the virtual square interposed therebetween; third electrodes around a third vertex and a fourth vertex of the virtual square, the third electrodes being separated from each other and with the center point of the virtual square interposed therebetween; a pixel defining layer partially on the first electrode, the second electrodes, and the third electrodes, and partially exposing the first electrode, the second electrodes, and the third electrodes; and four spacers disposed as islands on the pixel defining layer and corresponding to four sides of the virtual square.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ok-Kyung Park, Su Yeon Yun
  • Patent number: 9286624
    Abstract: A system and method of displaying information on images representing geographic objects captured by a camera is provided. In one aspect, the information is an advertisement and the advertisement is displayed such that its shape is based on the surface angle of the geographic object relative to the perspective from which the object is being viewed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Chau
  • Patent number: 9246611
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for live event augmentation are provided. A central server computer system detects intelligent beverage containers at an event. The beverage containers include an integrated electronic display. Extrinsic data is received during the course of the event that is used to generate a message. The message is transmitted to the beverage containers at the event to update the electronic display. The extrinsic data may be related to the event or to an activity occurring separate from the event. The electronic display of the beverage containers may be changed periodically during the event. The beverage containers may be divided into one or more groups based on information stored in a user account associated with each beverage container. Different messages can be sent to the different groups to display different information on the beverage containers of each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Inventor: Winston Wang
  • Patent number: 9030539
    Abstract: This invention is to provide an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and a display in which both of a secret image and a public image can be efficiently displayed with high picture quality without reducing contrast of the public image. One of output images is a secret image which displays an input secret image as one of input images in a partial area of a screen, all the output images including the secret image have a relationship to become, when a luminance value of each pixel thereof is totaled, an input public image as one of the input images; and during a period in which at least the secret image is being outputted, shutter glasses disposed between a display to which the image signals are inputted and user's eyes are set to a light transmission state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Daigo Miyasaka, Masao Imai, Fujio Okumura
  • Patent number: 9025083
    Abstract: The device (1) comprises means (7) for assigning, for each pixel of a second image, a part of the three components (red, green, blue) defining the color constituting the pixel, to a component alpha containing an item of information relating to transparency and allowing management thereof, in such a way as to obtain a coded image, and means (2) comprising a digital electronic card (9) which is formed in such a way as to decode said coded image so as to extract the information relating to transparency, and to merge this image thus decoded with a first image, while taking account of said item of information relating to transparency, the image resulting from this merging being displayed by appropriate means (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: MBDA France
    Inventors: Xavier Gauquelin, Hervé Picard, Jérôme Pilchen
  • Patent number: 9025082
    Abstract: There is provided an image processing device including an image insertion unit that inserts into video content an image for recognition identified by image recognition. The image insertion unit inserts the image for recognition so that a display duration of the image for recognition is less than a value near a threshold of visual perception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Masamichi Asukai
  • Patent number: 9003453
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are broadcast receivers and methods for sharing event information. At a sender end, event information for a broadcast is collected after receiving a command from the sender and a message is created that includes the event information. The sender may then select one or more contacts with whom to share the event information. Thereafter, the message and information on the contact is transmitted to a mobile device of the sender over a short range communication link. The message may then be automatically forwarded from the mobile device to the selected recipients. At the recipient end, the message is received from the mobile device of the recipient over a short range communication link and processed to determine if the message is a recommendation message. If so, the contents of the message are extracted and displayed on a television display of the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Dhanya Unnikrishnan, Mohammed Junaid Kottikulam, Saira Thampi, Aishwarya Valsalan
  • Patent number: 8995018
    Abstract: A color space converter converts data points from one color space to another color space using a lookup table. Color space converters may be used in any device that involves image processing, such as displays and printers. An interface receives an input value in a first color space. A controller access a lookup table stored in memory to determine an upper bound and a lower bound of a subset of the color space. An output value is interpolated between the upper bound and the lower bound using interpolation values. The interpolation values of the last subset in any dimension of the color space are modified by a scale factor to approximate ideal values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Douglas G. Keithley
  • Publication number: 20150070587
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating alerts and enhanced viewing experience features using on-screen data are disclosed. Textual data corresponding to on-screen text is determined from the visual content of video data. The textual data is associated with corresponding regions and frames of the video data in which the corresponding on-screen text was detected. Users can select regions in the frames of the visual content to monitor for a particular triggering item (e.g., a triggering word, name, or phrase). During play back of the video data, the textual data associated with the selected regions in the frames can be monitored for the triggering item. When the triggering item is detected in the textual data, an alert can be generated. Alternatively, the textual data for the selected region can be extracted to compile supplemental information that can be rendered over the playback of the video data or over other video data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen P. Emeott, Kevin L. Baum, Bhavan Gandhi, Faisal Ishtiaq, Isselmou Ould Dellahy
  • Patent number: 8973029
    Abstract: A method for video insertion using backpropagation may include determining a first camera model from a first frame of the sequence. The method may also include determining a transition location. The method may further include generating a transform model based on an analysis of the first frame and a second frame that occurs earlier in the video sequence and applying the transform model to the first camera model to generate a second camera model for the second frame. The method then includes inserting an insertion into one or more frames earlier in the sequence between the second frame and the transition location based on the second camera model, wherein the inserting is performed before displaying the frames. A system for video insertion using backpropagation includes search, transition, track and insertion subsystems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Deshpande, Gregory House
  • Patent number: 8953048
    Abstract: The present invention ensures the visibility of a character or a drawing displayed on a screen. The illuminance of one or more partial areas forming a display unit is measured, and a video display position is set to an area except for the partial area where the illuminance is a reference value or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takeshi Furukawa
  • Patent number: 8922718
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are described that utilizes spatial modeling to represent foreground objects of an event to allow virtual graphics to be integrated into a background of the event in the presence of dynamic objects. The present invention detects a presence of dynamic objects within a region of interest from a video depicting the event. The present invention produces a suppression key corresponding to the dynamic object when present in the video or a suppression key with a default value when and where no dynamic object is present in the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory House, Ximin Gong, Cen Rao, Yuecheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140375887
    Abstract: A method capable of combining data signals and video signals for transmission to a video display unit. The method comprises the steps of generating a data signal, transmitting the data signal to an apparatus, receiving the data signal at the apparatus, receiving a video/audio signal at the apparatus, combining the video/audio signal with the data signal to form a single combined signal, and displaying the combined signal on a video display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Paul M. Yarmolich, Mark Reagen
  • Patent number: 8872974
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for avoiding discomfort and/or relieving motion sickness when using a display device in a moving environment includes detecting at least one movement component of the moving environment, generating data for intermediate images indicating the movement component or at least one of the movement components, and modifying a series of images showing content to be displayed by inserting the intermediate images into the series. The modified series is divided into sequences of these images by the intermediate images. The method further includes displaying the modified series of images on an image display of the display device. The modified series includes the intermediate images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Jan Van Lier
  • Patent number: 8860803
    Abstract: Stage props, such as consumer products, in legacy program content are replaced with dynamically replaceable assets. Such assets can be used for advertising purposes in that images of different products and services can be inserted therein and are changeable via a network. Such assets may be created by identifying props in the content for replacement, and determining location and visual effects information for each identified prop. The content may be played back by broadcasting the content and reference information designating parameters for inserting the assets into the content. Replacement images, such as images of products, may be obtained via a network. The visual appearance of each replacement image may be modified using visual effects information so the inserted objects appear natural as if they were part of the original scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Gary Zalewski, Riley R. Russell
  • Patent number: 8848044
    Abstract: This invention is to provide an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and a display in which both of a secret image and a public image can be efficiently displayed with high picture quality without reducing contrast of the public image. One of output images is a secret image which displays an input secret image as one of input images in a partial area of a screen, all the output images including the secret image have a relationship to become, when a luminance value of each pixel thereof is totaled, an input public image as one of the input images; and during a period in which at least the secret image is being outputted, shutter glasses disposed between a display to which the image signals are inputted and user's eyes are set to a light transmission state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nec Corporation
    Inventors: Daigo Miyasaka, Masao Imai, Fujio Okumura
  • Patent number: 8823881
    Abstract: A control device controls a television. The control device includes a touch module. The control device displays a menu containing a number of soft keys on a screen. The soft keys are activated to control the television to carry out corresponding functions. All positions on the menu are associated with all positions on the touch module correspondingly. As a result, a user can select desired soft keys to carry out corresponding functions by viewing the menu on the television and touching the touch module, rather than viewing the touch module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 8817193
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for hiding a caption when displaying a video image. Hiding area information is acquired. According to the hiding area information, a hiding area is acquired. Hiding time period information is acquired. A preconfigured image in the hiding area of a video image is displayed in the hiding time period when the video image is displayed. By applying the technical solution according various embodiments, an external caption and an embedded caption can be hid flexibly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Jun Liu, Qiang Dai
  • Patent number: 8792054
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program for displaying video and accompanying text data on a display are provided. The method includes receiving media content that includes video and determining whether text data associated with the video is to be presented on the display alongside the video. If associated text data is not to be presented, then the video content is output as normal, with the video content occupying a first area of the display (such as the entire display). If associated text data is to be presented, then the video output is automatically resized such that the video occupies a smaller area of the display, and the associated text data is automatically displayed alongside the video. By allowing for dynamic resizing it is possible to display subtitles or closed captions alongside portions of video content without obscuring the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Eldon Technology Limited
    Inventor: Dale Llewellyn Mountain
  • Patent number: 8786783
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display which displays an image; an external peripheral device; a peripheral device interface connected to the external peripheral device; an image composing module which combines a video signal with a graphic signal and outputs a combined signal to the display; and a controller which outputs a graphic signal to the image composing module when the graphic signal is input from the external peripheral device through the peripheral device interface, the graphic signal being associated with contents of a video signal displayed on the display and displayed along with the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae-hong Park
  • Patent number: 8786781
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and apparatus for detecting text information in a video signal that includes subtitles, captions, credits, or other text, and also for applying enhancements to the display of text areas in video. The sharpness and/or contrast ratio of subtitles of detected text areas may be improved. Text areas may be displayed in a magnified form in a separate window on a display, or on a secondary display. Further disclosed are methods and apparatus for extending the duration for which subtitles appear on the display, for organizing subtitles to be displayed in a scrolling format, for allowing the user to control when a subtitle advances to the next subtitle using a remote control, and for allowing a user to scroll back to a past subtitle in cases where the user has not finished reading a subtitle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Philip Swan
  • Patent number: 8786782
    Abstract: A system and method for delaying a first version of a video feed from a video camera according to a first delay to generate a second version of the feed, supplying the first version to an insertion system, wherein the insertion system inserts an indicia into the first version to create an enhanced version with a second delay substantially matching the first delay and supplying the enhanced version and the second version to a production switcher, wherein the enhanced version and the second version supplied to the production switcher are synchronized with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikhil Deshpande, Ximin Gong, Peter A. von Kaenel, James W. Appleby, II, Randy W. Sills, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20140192265
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications includes a processor, a secondary memory and a system memory. In providing a smooth transition between applications, the apparatus and method provides synchronization of the video and graphics components while transitioning from a first application to a second application. If there is no video component in either application, no action is needed to provide a smooth transition between applications, and when only the first application includes a video component, the video component need only be turned off for smooth transition between the applications to occur. When both the first application and the second application include video components, smooth transition between the applications is dependent upon the display window size of the first application in comparison to the second application. A process is triggered according to the size of the display windows of the first and second applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: SONY ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: James Amendolagine, Ted Dunn
  • Patent number: 8775932
    Abstract: A guided natural language interface, a method for guiding a user in specifying a color problem with a document image, and a set of templates for use in the interface and method are provided. The interface includes computer readable memory which stores a set of issue description templates, each template being configured for guiding a user in formulating a problem statement characterizing, in natural language, a problem related to color identified in an input document. A natural rendering engine receives information input by a user and/or information input from an associated problem detector, and instantiates one of the templates in response thereto. The natural language rendering engine is configured for presenting the problem statement to the user as it is refined and communicating information based on the refined problem statement to an associated problem corrector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Frederic Roulland, Jutta K. Willamowski, David B. Martin
  • Patent number: 8760714
    Abstract: A color space converter converts data points from one color space to another color space using a lookup table. Color space converters may be used in any device that involves image processing, such as displays and printers. An interface receives an input value in a first color space. A controller access a lookup table stored in memory to determine an upper bound and a lower bound of a subset of the color space. An output value is interpolated between the upper bound and the lower bound using interpolation values. The interpolation values of the last subset in any dimension of the color space are modified by a scale factor to approximate ideal values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Douglas G. Keithley
  • Patent number: 8760496
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes an adjunct content presentation system including adjunct content within a first image of a media content instance and a second image of the media content instance by setting a pixel value of a first group of pixels included in the first image and a pixel value of a second group of pixels included in the second image and corresponding to the first group of pixels to each be greater than a predetermined neutral pixel value, including the adjunct content within a compensating image by setting a pixel value of a third group of pixels included in the compensating image and corresponding to the first and second groups of pixels to be less than the predetermined neutral pixel value, and presenting the first image, the second image, and the compensating image. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Frank A. McKiel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8752105
    Abstract: A system and method that provides satellite television users with a simple interface in which to choose from a variety of video images representing a different camera angle at a given event. The invention comprises a plurality of cameras positioned at a certain event, such as a sporting event. The video images from the cameras are broadcast to one or more satellites, which downlink the images to a central broadcast center. At the central broadcast center, information relating to the event is bundled with the video images and re-broadcast to a second set of satellites. The information and video images are then downlinked to multiple users situated within the satellite's footprint, to be viewed on their televisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Soloff
  • Patent number: 8744118
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for indexing a digital scene in digital media. The digital media is stored in memory and a uniform resource locator is assigned to a digital scene within the digital media. The uniform resource locator uniquely identifies a resource from which the digital scene may be retrieved, and the uniform resource locator also uniquely identifies the digital scene from other scenes in the digital media. When a query is received for the uniform resource locator, then the digital scene is retrieved from the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Arnold Chester McQuaide, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8704950
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for maintaining smooth video transition between distinct applications includes a processor, a secondary memory and a system memory. In providing a smooth transition between applications, the apparatus and method provides synchronization of the video and graphics components while transitioning from a first application to a second application. If there is no video component in either application, no action is needed to provide a smooth transition between applications, and when only the first application includes a video component, the video component need only be turned off for smooth transition between the applications to occur. When both the first application and the second application include video components, smooth transition between the applications is dependent upon the display window size of the first application in comparison to the second application. A process is triggered according to the size of the display windows of the first and second applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: James Amendolagine, Ted Dunn
  • Publication number: 20140104496
    Abstract: A system and method for receiving positional data corresponding to stages of movement of a person within a time interval, determining from the positional data, at each stage of movement, one of: a position, an orientation, and a pose of the person, and based on the one of the position, the orientation, and the pose of the person determined for each stage of movement, generating a visualization graphic, separate from a display of the person, that illustrates one of the positions, orientations, and poses of the person at the stages of movement within the time interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Howard KENNEDY
  • Patent number: 8698959
    Abstract: A method renders video apparatus testing more efficient by consolidating important information from many video images into one or more composite video images. According to an exemplary embodiment, the method includes steps of receiving location information for portions of first and second video images, and combining the portions of the first and second video images into a third video image for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Erik Widdifield, Fritz Kiffmeyer
  • Patent number: 8665374
    Abstract: Embodiments of this invention relate to controlling insertion of visual elements integrated into video. In an embodiment, a method enables control of insertions in a video. In the embodiment, control data is received from a user input device. Movement of at least one point of interest in a video is analyzed to determine video metadata. Finally, a visual element is inserted into a video according to the control data, and the visual element changes or moves with the video as specified by the video metadata to appear integrated with the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheldon Katz, Gregory House, Howard Kennedy, Joseph DiGiovanni, Smadar Gefen
  • Patent number: 8654253
    Abstract: A video apparatus includes a video processor for performing video processing to generate normal video data. The video processor includes an on-screen display (OSD) module for selectively generating OSD data that is capable of being mixed into the normal video data. The video apparatus further includes a digital output path including a digital transmitter and an analog output path including a digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The video apparatus is capable of outputting OSD data through an unauthorized output path out of the digital and analog output paths to provide a user with a warning message or an interactive help dialogue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Mediatek Inc.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Sung Huang, Ting-Hsun Wei, Hua Wu
  • Patent number: 8635637
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses enabling a user interface for presenting a media reaction. The techniques receive media reactions of a person to a media program, such as the person laughing at one point of a comedy show, then smiling at another point, and then departing at a third point. The techniques may present these and other media reactions in a user interface through which a user may interact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle J. Krum, Michael J. Conrad, Geoffrey J Hulten, Umaimah A. Mendhro
  • Patent number: 8629939
    Abstract: Described embodiments provide for detection and selection by the user of a ticker region within a first video broadcast; and copying and overlaying the detected and selected ticker region over a second video broadcast. Motion estimation techniques are employed to identify the ticker region location and associated borders of the ticker region. The streaming video corresponding to the ticker region is buffered. Some embodiments allow for post-processing of the overlayed ticker region to, for example, eliminate artifacts of, match resolution to, and match aspect ratio of the overlayed ticker region to the second video broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: LSI Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Freund, Diego P. DeGarrido
  • Patent number: 8613014
    Abstract: A method and system is contemplated for television displayed messaging. The television displayed messaging may be facilitated with an automated process for selecting an adapter suitable for use in formatting to be displayed messages according to operating requirements of the television. The television displayed messaging may be implemented as a one-way, downstream process such that the television or a user agent associated therewith need not overload upstream communications in order to receive and display messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah S. Fitzgerald, Ike Elliott, Frank Sandoval, Carey Sonsino
  • Patent number: 8588312
    Abstract: Video information intended to be reproduced on a television screen (1) often includes additional information such as graphics information (3) or subtitles (4) in addition to the main information such as film images (2). This additional information is transmitted separately, so that the user may choose whether the additional information is to be displayed or not. In the disclosed method the transmitted video signal comprises information relating to the duration (25) for which the additional information is to remain on the display. With this method the additional information can be displayed exactly for the duration of the desired time. When a video disc or tape is used for transferring video information, this is advantageous in trick modes, such as Fast Forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Wiebe De Haan
  • Patent number: 8587731
    Abstract: The present invention provides a projection display device configured to solve a caption dropout problem. CPU 3 determines a correction amount required to correct an image signal for distortion. Scaler 4 corrects the image signal for distortion based on the correction amount. Caption signal processing circuit 5 adjusts the display content of a caption signal based on the correction amount in such a manner that the entire caption indicated by the caption signal is displayed. Display image generation circuit 6 synthesizes the caption signal with the display content thereof adjusted by caption signal processing circuit 5, with the image signal corrected by scaler 4. Projection section 7 projects the synthesized image signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuru Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8581993
    Abstract: An information processing device that is connected to a projecting device that projects an annotation image input from an external, terminal a projection area including an object and a background, and is connected to an image capture device that captures an image of the projection area including the object and the background, includes: a detecting unit that detects movement of the object from an image captured by the image capture device; an extracting unit that extracts a changed region that is caused in the captured image by the movement of the object; and a processing unit that performs processing on at least one of the captured image and the annotation image, when the annotation image exists in the changed region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Shingu, Katsura Sakai