At Transmitter Patents (Class 348/693)
  • Patent number: 8970710
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring the quality of a video is provided. The method comprises: generating a frame loss pattern of the video by indicating whether each frame in the video is lost or successfully transmitted; and evaluating the quality of the video as a function of the generated t came loss pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Xiao Dong Gu, De Bing Liu, Zhi Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 8953099
    Abstract: A display apparatus which is controllable by a remote control apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes: a communicator which communicates with the remote control apparatus, a storage which stores user interface (UI) screen information which is mapped to each application executable in the display apparatus, and a controller which, if a first application is executed based on a user command, controls a transmission of UI screen information corresponding to the first application from among the UI screen information stored in the storage to the remote control apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong-won Kwak
  • Patent number: 8953041
    Abstract: An Engineer's View (EV) wireless video system for powered and unpowered model railroad engines is disclosed. The invention uses commercially available wireless spy cameras, powered by a custom power supply circuit which is compatible with either DC or DCC track systems. The present invention is compatible with all commercial model railroad gauge diesel engines including HO and N Gauge or may be factory installed. The EV system demonstrates a remarkably stable and realistic image of a model railroad layout. Moreover, the present invention may also provide a stable source of power to the engine where stalling could occur at points of track defects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Richard Johnson Bartlett, Sr., William Travis Bartlett
  • Patent number: 8938760
    Abstract: The present invention provides a TV box, where the TV box is connected to a display via lined connection or wireless connection, and the TV box includes a control unit, a network interface circuit and an output unit. The control unit connects to a first external server and an audio/video source via the network interface circuit, the control unit obtains a channel list from the first external server, and obtain audio/video information from the audio/video source by referring to a user inputted command and the channel list, where contents of the channel list is allowed to be edited by a user, and the control unit transmits the audio/video information to the display via the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Browan Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Jen Yang, Hung-Wen Chen
  • Patent number: 8908106
    Abstract: A mobile device stores a TV application for serving as a remote control capable of controlling a TV receiver. The mobile device starts the process of starting the TV application and transmits, to the TV receiver, control signals to turn on the TV receiver before the TV application has been started. More particularly, the mobile device transmits the control signals to turn on the TV receiver while performing the process of starting the TV application. When the mobile device has started the TV application and then the TV receiver has been turned on in normal mode, a user can control the TV receiver by using the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masaki Mori
  • Patent number: 8908107
    Abstract: A remote control system includes a remote control device and an electronic device. The remote control device includes an input element, a wireless transmitter to transmit an absolute coordinate signal and a motion signal and a control unit electrically connected to the input element and the wireless transmitter. The electronic device includes a wireless receiver and a display screen. The wireless receiver receives the absolute coordinate signal and the motion signal, and displays the absolute coordinate signal at the display screen via a cursor. When the electronic device does not receive the motion signal, the absolute coordinate signal is not operated on an application program of the electronic device. When the electronic device receives the motion signal, the absolute coordinate signal is operated on the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng-Shen Wu
  • Patent number: 8885108
    Abstract: A TV control device, for an external TV device includes a storage unit storing a user identification code and user setting data corresponding to the user identification code, and a wireless communication unit transmitting a control signal to the external TV device according to the user identification code and the user setting data, wherein the external TV device determines a TV setting of the external TV device according to the user identification code and the user setting data when the external TV device receives the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hannstar Display Corp.
    Inventors: Yi-Ming Pai, Chin-Sheng Lee, Yu-Tsung Hsu
  • Patent number: 8878994
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first receiver, a screen transmitter, a second receiver and a controller. The first receiver receives first information associated with a display function of an external device. The screen transmitter generates an operation screen for operating the apparatus based on the first information, and transmits a video signal of the generated operation screen to the external device. The second receiver receives second information associated with content of an operation on the operation screen from the external device. The controller controls operation of the apparatus based on the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takahiro Arai, Eita Shuto
  • Patent number: 8875175
    Abstract: A digital video viewing system including methods for user selection of video advertisement content and time of display of video advertisements during a live video content stream. The digital video viewing system includes modules for receiving, evaluating and transmitting data within the digital video viewing system and to Internet protocol content providers. Also shown are methods for recording and re-playing live internet protocol content in conjunction with the video advertisement display methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, True Xiong, Stewart Stremler
  • Patent number: 8842223
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmitter apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a transmitter system capable of easily transmitting a wideband signal. The transmitter apparatus includes: a first acquisition unit that obtains first transmission control information; a second acquisition unit that obtains second transmission control information similar to information input to another transmitter apparatus; and a generating unit that processes transmission target data based on a parameter contained in the first transmission control information and generates data including the processed transmission target data and the second transmission control information. The present technology can be applied to a transmitter apparatus that transmits a DVB-C2 signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroo Takahashi, Lachlan Bruce Michael, Takashi Yokokawa, Naoki Yoshimochi, Takahiro Okada
  • Patent number: 8830393
    Abstract: Spatial or temporal interpolation may be performed upon source video content to create interpolated video content. A video signal including the interpolated video content and non-interpolated video content (e.g. the source video content) may be generated. At least one indicator for distinguishing the non-interpolated video content from the interpolated video content may also be generated. The video signal and indicator(s) may be passed from a video source device to a video sink device. The received indicator(s) may be used to distinguish the non-interpolated video content from the interpolated video content in the received video signal. The non-interpolated video content may be used to “redo” the interpolation or may be recorded to a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: David Glen
  • 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: 8817108
    Abstract: A method is for monitoring the electrical integrity of lines of photosites of an imaging device with matrix array of photosites. The control lines of photosites may include for each line of photosites an emission of elementary electrical control signals for the photosites of the line. The method may include diagnosis of the elementary electrical control signals emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
    Inventor: Pascal Mellot
  • Patent number: 8817185
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a reproduction controller and a transmitter. The reproduction controller is configured to reproduce a first type of information of a first content. The first content includes a plurality of types of information. The transmitter is configured to transmit an instruction to reproduce a second type of information of the first content to other electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kazawa
  • Patent number: 8736763
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a content synchronizing method includes: first transmitting when receiving an acquiring request for reference time to determine a timing to synchronize a plurality of pieces of content executed by a plurality of modules with each other from a first module out of the modules, the acquiring request for the reference time to a second module out of the modules; receiving source information indicating an acquisition source of the reference time from the second module; and acquiring reference time information indicating the reference time from the acquisition source indicated by the source information, wherein second transmitting to the first module, together with the reference time information, processing time information indicating processing time from receiving the acquiring request until transmitting the reference time information, the processing time information being used to calculate a time lag between time in the first module and the reference time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Yoshikata Tobita
  • Patent number: 8379149
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a signal input unit through which an image signal is input, the image signal comprising a synchronization signal and an active signal; an adjustment signal generating unit that generates an adjustment signal; a signal processing unit that receives the adjustment signal and adjusts the image signal based on the received adjustment signal; and a controller which analyzes the input signal and controls the adjustment signal generating unit to change characteristics of the adjustment signal if the adjustment signal does not lie within a blanking interval between the synchronization signal and the active signal. With this configuration, even when an image signal having a reduced blanking interval between the synchronization signal and the active signal is input, the adjustment signal can be generated within the blanking interval of the image signal, not within the active signal interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joo-hee Jeon
  • Patent number: 8305496
    Abstract: Disclosed is a scaling process system including a replay apparatus and a video output apparatus which are connected via a HDMI, wherein each of the video output apparatus and the replay apparatus respectively comprises a between-pixel interpolation method table, wherein the video output apparatus including a request signal transmission device to transmit a request signal, a between-pixel interpolation method information receiving device to receive the between-pixel interpolation method information, a determining device to determine which of between-pixel interpolation method information of the replay apparatus or between-pixel interpolation method information of the video output apparatus is more high-performance, a deciding device to decide an apparatus to be used for the scaling process, and a control device to control the apparatus which is decided by the deciding device so as to carry out the scaling process, and wherein the replay apparatus including a request signal receiving device to receive the reque
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keiji Wanaka
  • Patent number: 7358995
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes a solid-state imaging device that outputs a captured image signal in current mode, which in turn is subjected to CDS processing in current mode by a current signal detector, thus suppressing FPN noise. A captured image signal output by the current signal detector is amplified by a programmable gain amplifier to a certain level, and the amplified signal is converted by a current-to-voltage transducer into a voltage signal. In a clamp circuit including a current-output differential amplifier and a current adder, the differential amplifier compares the voltage signal with a reference voltage from a reference voltage source and feeds back a clamp current to the current adder so that the difference between the voltage signal and the reference voltage becomes substantially zero. The current adder is required to simply add a signal current and the clamp current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ken Koseki, Tsutomu Haruta, Yasuaki Hisamatsu, Yukihiro Yasui
  • Patent number: 5410365
    Abstract: In an image pick up device, signal level of red, green and blue color signals is coarsely adjusted in a signal processing circuit, and then a black level of video signal is finely adjusted in a digital signal processing circuit, thereby being capable of easily adjusting the black level and improving the accuracy of black level adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koichi Nakamura, Takashi Asaida
  • Patent number: 5371538
    Abstract: A quality assurance standard for a video composite image has a target 10 with indicia 30 and a moveable flap 18 for casting a shadow 15 onto the indicia 30 in order to control the pedestal of an image captured by a video camera 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: December 6, 1994
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Nancy J. Widger