Receiver Type Patents (Class 348/706)
  • Patent number: 10649573
    Abstract: The pressing operation detector of a display device detects a pressing of a housing via an area other than an area of the display surface. The display device executes a first processing when detecting only the pressing of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Kihara
  • Patent number: 10638185
    Abstract: A mobile video system includes a first video source, a second video source, a first video monitor, a second video monitor, an audio signal receiver, and a wireless transmitter. One of the first video source and the second video source generates a first audiovisual signal. One of the first video monitor and the second video monitor receives a video portion of at least one of the first audiovisual signal and the second audiovisual signal. The wireless transmitter transmits an audio portion of one of the first audiovisual signal or the second audiovisual signal to the audio signal receiver. A video portion of the first audiovisual signal or the second audiovisual signal is displayed on the first video monitor, on the second video monitor, or on both the first video monitor and the second video monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chung Lung Chang
  • Patent number: 10616617
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a video data processing method for transmitting or receiving image quality improvement metadata and display metadata. The video data processing method may comprise the steps of: acquiring display metadata of a sync device; decoding a video signal and acquiring image quality improvement metadata; and transmitting the decoded video data and the image quality improvement metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunmook Oh, Jongyeul Suh
  • Patent number: 10397494
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein enable a switching device to automatically select AV port(s) coupled to electronic device(s) that a user would like to use to watch and/or listen to content. The AV port(s) may be automatically selected based on receiving a command, determining that a particular remote control device is being used, and/or determining that a particular piece of content has been selected. Upon detection of such events, a source device for providing content is identified from among a plurality of source devices. Thereafter, an AV port from among a plurality of AV ports to which the identified source device is connected is identified. The identified AV port is then selected so that the identified source device becomes connected to an AV port to which a sink device is connected. In this way, the switching device can provide content from the identified source device to the sink device for presentation thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Vinod Gopinath, Ashish Aggarwal
  • Patent number: 10298991
    Abstract: A method and device for associating a remote with a component. The method and system may include receiving a control command from the remote. Upon receiving the control command, an identification signal may be transmitted to a display. The identification signal may include information for identifying the component. The remote may be associated with the component based on the identification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: William Michael Beals
  • Patent number: 10062343
    Abstract: A control circuit (600) performs a first process in which it is controlled so that power is supplied to a liquid crystal panel (AA) from a power generation circuit (700), and a second process in which it is controlled so that the liquid crystal panel (AA) is driven based on an internal vertical synchronizing signal (Vs2) of which a frequency is higher than that of an external vertical synchronizing signal (Vs1), and a video center voltage (Dref) is applied to each pixel electrode (6) of the liquid crystal panel (AA), and performs a control so that the liquid crystal panel (AA) is driven based on the external vertical synchronizing signal (Vs1), after repeatedly performing the second process with respect to a plurality of the internal vertical synchronizing signals (Vs2), when a display control signal which instructs displaying of an image on the liquid crystal panel (AA) is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yoshimoto
  • Patent number: 10014883
    Abstract: Radio frequency (“RF”) transmitters include a digital-to-RF electronics module that receives an input data stream and outputs an RF signal, a switch having a first input port that is coupled to an output of the digital-to-RF electronics module, a second input port that is coupled to a matched termination, and an output port that is coupled to a communications network, a DC injection circuit that is configured to inject a DC signal at a first node on an RF transmission path that connects the output of the digital-to-RF electronics module to the first input port of the switch, and a DC monitoring circuit that is configured to sense if a DC signal is present on a second RF transmission path that connects the output of the switch to the communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Michel Turcot, Andre Lessard, Yves Tardif, Robert Meunier
  • Patent number: 9686496
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed for the current mode of one or more remote control devices to be displayed or played as an audio message either continuously or at various opportune times on other devices such as a presentation device (e.g., a television set). In this way, a user is able to quickly see the current mode of their remote control while watching programming on the display to determine if the remote control mode needs to be changed to control a particular device on the premises. Remote control command mode information may be communicated from the remote control in a separate remote control message or within remote control commands generated by the remote control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Adam Schafer, Eric Hieb
  • Patent number: 9559466
    Abstract: Patch cords include a communications cable that has first through eighth conductors that are arranged as four twisted pairs and a plug attached thereto. The plug includes a housing that receives the cable, first through eighth plug contacts, and a printed circuit board that includes first through eighth conductive paths that connect the first through eighth conductors to the respective first through eighth plug contacts. The plug further includes a first crosstalk injection circuit between the second conductive path and the sixth conductive path and a second crosstalk injection circuit between the first conductive path and the sixth conductive path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope, Inc. of North Carolina
    Inventors: Amid I. Hashim, Richard A. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 9462211
    Abstract: Electronic equipment and methods for permitting quick control of the operating state of a source equipment side from sink equipment. A television receiver (sink equipment) 100 and an amplifier (repeater equipment) 200 are interconnected over an HDMI cable 610, and the amplifier 200 and a DVD recorder (source equipment) 300 are interconnected over an HDMI cable 620. Each of the pieces of equipment includes, in addition to an HDMI receiving unit and an HDMI transmitting unit, a high-speed data line I/F included in a bidirectional communication unit that uses predetermined lines of the HDMI cable. The bidirectional communication unit is used to transmit channel selection information, a remote control code instructing recording, “theater mode” designating information, a remote control code, or the like from the television receiver 100 to the audio amplifier 200 or DVD recorder 300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Nakajima, Hidekazu Kikuchi, Takamichi Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 9455877
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to collect a plurality of User Interface (UI) device configurations, receive a request from a computing device to download one or more of the plurality of UI device configurations, and transmit to the computing device the one or more UI device configurations requested to configure one or more UI devices of the computing device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventor: Jacob Wolff-Petersen
  • Patent number: 9426533
    Abstract: An interactive television program guide system with program series reminder and recording capabilities is provided. The system allows a user to set a reminder or schedule a recording for a single episode or for each episode of a program series. In addition, other options may be provided that allow the user to determine, for example, whether to schedule reminders/recordings for episodes on all channels on which the program airs or only on a selected channels, whether to schedule reminders/recordings for all episodes including reruns or only new episodes, whether to schedule reminders/recordings for network or syndicated episodes, and whether to schedule reminders/recordings for episodes on all days or only on selected days of the week. Before the scheduled broadcast time of each episode of each selected program series, the system sends a reminder message to the user that reminds the user of the program episode or sends a record command to a videocassette recorder to initiate recording of the episode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward B. Knudson, Thomas R. Lemmons, Kevin D. Satterfield, Donald W. Allison, Michael D. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9401770
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a switch, a balun and a splitter. The switch may be configured to provide (i) a first signal on a first path when a power signal is not present and (ii) a second signal on a second path when the power signal is present. The first path activates only the first signal. The second path activates only the second signal. The balun circuit may be configured to convert the second signal to a differential signal. The splitter circuit may be configured to generate a plurality of differential output signals in response to the differential signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan L. Noll
  • Patent number: 9288547
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a client device, determining a maximum number of channels based on the client device and selecting different targeted channels from a set of available channels. At least one of the different targeted channels is selected to form a preloaded channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Wood, Mark Goodwin
  • Patent number: 9094633
    Abstract: A television with at least one connection, either wired or wireless. Detection of an active device connected to the connection results in proper software and hardware configuration of the television to properly communicate with the device and provide, for example, proper user interface support and access to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Vizio, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew B. McRae
  • Patent number: 9036093
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a one-segment tuner I/F that is connected to a one-segment tuner, a tuner I/F that is connected to a digital terrestrial tuner, a decoder that selectively decodes a first broadcast signal supplied from the one-segment tuner I/F and a second broadcast signal supplied from the tuner I/F, a general purpose processor that is provided separately from the decoder and decodes the first broadcast signal, and a switch unit that, based on signal intensity of the second broadcast wave, switches the decoding by the decoder between the first broadcast signal and the second broadcast signal while the general purpose processor is decoding the first broadcast signal. The one-segment tuner I/F, the tuner I/F, the decoder, the general purpose processor, and the switch unit are integrated on one chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Hotta, Seiichi Saito, Kazushige Yamagishi
  • Publication number: 20150124172
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: an HDBaseT receiver circuit that receives signals based on N (N is an integer number satisfying N?2) standards that can be transmitted as HDBaseT signals; a dedicated receiver circuit that is compliant with only a first standard of the N standards and receives signals of the first standard; a signal processing unit that processes the signals received by the HDBaseT receiver circuit or the dedicated receiver circuit; and a circuit switching unit that switches an output target circuit that outputs the signals of the first standard to the signal processing unit to one of the HDBaseT receiver circuit and the dedicated receiver circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Takeshi FURIHATA, Hirokazu KAMATORI
  • Patent number: 9007528
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a communication module, a storage, a determination module and an acquisition module. The communication module is configured to perform communication with a plurality of external devices. The storage is configured to store an address list correlating a logical address and a physical address of each of the external devices. The determination module is configured to transmit a power-on signals to the external devices and thereafter determine a power state of the external devices. The acquisition module is configured to perform switching of input by the communication module after the determination module determines that the external devices are powered on, and to acquire device information including the physical addresses of the external devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masahiro Kamida
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150085192
    Abstract: An image apparatus and a method for receiving a video signal are provided. The image apparatus includes dedicated input terminals for receiving only particular video signals, and a common input terminal for receiving diverse video signals, and determines the format of video signals input through a corresponding input terminal and then displays the determined format on a screen. Accordingly, the number of input terminals can be reduced and the user can identify the format of the video signal input through the common input terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-bin CHOI, Seung-jun LEE
  • Patent number: 8988610
    Abstract: Electronic equipment and methods for permitting quick control of the operating state of a source equipment side from sink equipment. A television receiver (sink equipment) 100 and an amplifier (repeater equipment) 200 are interconnected over an HDMI cable 610, and the amplifier 200 and a DVD recorder (source equipment) 300 are interconnected over an HDMI cable 620. Each of the pieces of equipment includes, in addition to an HDMI receiving unit and an HDMI transmitting unit, a high-speed data line I/F included in a bidirectional communication unit that uses predetermined lines of the HDMI cable. The bidirectional communication unit is used to transmit channel selection information, a remote control code instructing recording, “theater mode” designating information, a remote control code, or the like from the television receiver 100 to the audio amplifier 200 or DVD recorder 300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Nakajima, Hidekazu Kikuchi, Takamichi Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 8982281
    Abstract: An HDMI switch system determines whether or not to make a connection requested by an HDMI sink and whether to send video alerts to the sink based on AV stream format and sink capabilities. To these ends, the switch system includes a metadata abstractor to determine a sink's capabilities from EDID data and to characterize an audio-visual stream. These devices are used to either analyze an existing data stream, or construct a new data stream based on the sink's capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hydraconnect Sales LLC
    Inventors: David J. Schanin, Anthony Anzelmo
  • Patent number: 8982282
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method of searching for a channel in the display apparatus includes a plurality of tuners and a plurality of antenna ports respectively connected to the plurality of tuners. The method includes receiving a channel search command; if the channel search command is input, searching for one of the plurality of antenna ports that is connected to a satellite antenna to receive a broadcasting signal, if one of the plurality of antenna ports is connected to the satellite antenna to receive the broadcasting signal, setting one of the plurality of tuners connected to the one antenna port, to a main tuner, and performing a channel search through the tuner set to the main tuner. Therefore, although an antenna port connected to one of the plurality of tuners initially set to a sub tuner, the display apparatus performs a channel search through the corresponding tuner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun-hee Woo
  • Patent number: 8970789
    Abstract: There is provided a receiving apparatus. The receiving apparatus comprises, among other things, a transmitting unit that transmits a power-on command that instructs the transmitting apparatus detected by the detecting unit to turn on power when there is no connecting unit whose status signal has been changed from “unable” to “able” as a result of the determination made by the determining unit, the transmitting unit causing the determining unit to perform the determination again after transmitting the power-on command, and a control unit that, when there is a connecting unit whose status signal has been changed from “unable” to “able” as a result of the determination made by the determining unit, controls the selecting unit so as to select the connecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Tokoro
  • Publication number: 20150055020
    Abstract: Provided is an input/output apparatus including information terminals for an input/output connector provided in an information terminal device, at least one of the information terminals including both a function as a standard information terminal based on a general-purpose interface standard and a function as an antenna input terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Yoshino, Satoru Tsuboi, Tadashi Imai, Akira Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 8964125
    Abstract: An image display apparatus includes: an HDBaseT receiver circuit that receives signals based on N (N is an integer number satisfying N?2) standards that can be transmitted as HDBaseT signals; a dedicated receiver circuit that is compliant with only a first standard of the N standards and receives signals of the first standard; a signal processing unit that processes the signals received by the HDBaseT receiver circuit or the dedicated receiver circuit; and a circuit switching unit that switches an output target circuit that outputs the signals of the first standard to the signal processing unit to one of the HDBaseT receiver circuit and the dedicated receiver circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Furihata, Hirokazu Kamatori
  • Publication number: 20150042889
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an interface sharing apparatus and method, and a mobile communications terminal. The apparatus includes a control unit, a video processing unit, a switch unit, a detection control unit and a multiplexing interface. The detection control unit is configured to detect a first voltage from the multiplexing interface, and to compare the first voltage with a preset voltage value. If the first voltage is greater than zero and less than or equal to the preset voltage value, the detection control unit controls the switch unit, so that the video processing unit is connected to the multiplexing interface by using the switch unit. If the first voltage is equal to zero or greater than the preset voltage value, the detection control unit controls the switch unit, so that the control unit is connected to the multiplexing interface by using the switch unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Chuang Wang, Zhiyong Tang
  • Publication number: 20150042888
    Abstract: An electronic device connected to numerous loads. The electronic device comprises a number of internal components, including a processor, and a first switch module. The processor is capable of switching between a first working mode and a second working mode. Under the second working mode, the processor generates a second control signal, the first switch mode establishes electronic connections between a specified load and all of the internal components, thus, the specified load simultaneously connects and communicates with all of the internal components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: CHING-CHUNG LIN
  • Publication number: 20150042887
    Abstract: An HDMI switch system determines whether or not to make a connection requested by an HDMI sink and whether to send video alerts to the sink based on AV stream format and sink capabilities. To these ends, the switch system includes a metadata abstractor to determine a sink's capabilities from EDID data and to characterize an audio-visual stream. These devices are used to either analyze an existing data stream, or construct a new data stream based on the sink's capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: David J Schanin, Anthony Anzelmo
  • Patent number: 8928817
    Abstract: An image apparatus and a method for receiving a video signal are provided. The image apparatus includes dedicated input terminals for receiving only particular video signals, and a common input terminal for receiving diverse video signals, and determines the format of video signals input through a corresponding input terminal and then displays the determined format on a screen. Accordingly, the number of input terminals can be reduced and the user can identify the format of the video signal input through the common input terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-bin Choi, Seung-jun Lee
  • Publication number: 20140375889
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of switching a transport stream. The method comprises receiving a plurality of different input streams, receiving a switching command for a first input stream that belongs to the plurality of input streams and that is now output, searching for an out-point of the first input stream and an in-point of a second input stream that is newly output, in response to the switching command, inserting a virtual P picture stream between the out-point and the in-point, and performing switching from the first input stream into the second input stream based on the out-point and the in-point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Suk Hee CHO, Jong Ho KIM, Hyon Gon CHOO, Jin Soo CHOI, Jin Woong KIM
  • Publication number: 20140368733
    Abstract: An operation-mode conversion apparatus for an image display compound device includes a power-state detector which detects a power state of the compound device, an operation-mode determination unit which determines a present operation mode of the compound device, and an operation-mode controller which converts the operation mode of the compound device based on the power state, the present operation mode, and whether one of an optical storage medium and a movable memory is detected by the compound device, in response to a user input signal, regardless of the preset operation mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eun-sup KIM
  • Patent number: 8913189
    Abstract: Audio data and video data are processed to determine one or more audible events and visual events, respectively. Contemporaneous presentation of the video data with audio data may be synchronized based at least in part on the audible events and the visual events. Audio processing functions, such as filtering, may be initiated for audio data based at least in part on the visual events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard William Mincher, Todd Christopher Mason
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140354887
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a system for antenna sharing for asynchronous TDD radios comprising an integrated antenna with plurality of antennas and a circuit to limit the co-located transmitters signals, a plurality of transmitters, each transmitter operable on a predetermined set of channels and coupled via a respective transmit switch to a combiner and in turn to an antenna, a plurality of receivers, each receivers operable on a predetermined set of channels and coupled via a respective receive switch to a splitter and in turn to an antenna and a switch controller connected to respective transmit and receive switches for asynchronously connecting at least one transmitter and at least one receiver to the antenna for effecting antenna sharing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: 6Harmonics Inc.
    Inventor: Shiquan Wu
  • Patent number: 8902358
    Abstract: A deinterlacing apparatus includes a buffer to receive a plurality of consecutive fields of an interlaced video and a field combination module coupled to the buffer to deinterlace the interlaced video in accordance with cadence of the interlaced video. The deinterlacing apparatus also includes a cadence detection module to detect the cadence by (1) causing each of the fields to be combined with its preceding field into a frame and with its subsequent field into another frame to obtain a plurality of combined frames, (2) determining a comb factor of each of the combined frames to obtain a sequence of comb factors of the combined frames, and (3) determining if the sequence of comb factors of the combined frames follows a pre-determined repeating pattern. A cadence detection method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Jon Michael Harris, Vivek Gowri-Shankar, Boon Hong Oh
  • Patent number: 8902362
    Abstract: A prediction means for predicting a maximum delayed change time, which is the longest in a change time which allows a next program to be displayed, if a channel is selected to change the current program to the next program; and a display control means, by which, from a reception completion time when the reception of the current program has been completed, a relevant program is displayed on the basis of original program data remaining in a buffer at the relevant reception completion time, and at the same time, the reproduction speed of the display is based on a speed at which the current program is displayed during the period between the reception completion time and a maximum delayed change time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Maehara
  • Patent number: 8896705
    Abstract: A measuring device for measuring a response speed of a display panel is provided. The measuring device includes a microcontroller and at least one photo sensor. The microcontroller provides a control command, according to which a display controller of the display panel provides test pattern to the display panel. The photo sensor senses a test frame displayed corresponding to the test pattern by the display panel, and provides a corresponding sensing signal associated with brightness and a response signal. According to the response signal, the response speed of the display panel is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Chiang Chiu, Tien-Hua Yu, Wen-Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 8896756
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes an image processor commonly provided to a plurality of channels, and configured to provide processing to an image signal of a selected channel selected by a channel switch in accordance with a parameter, a parameter acquirer commonly provided to the plurality of channels, and configured to obtain the parameter in accordance with a format of the image signal of the selected channel, a memory controller configured to hold the parameter for a first channel in a memory while a detector detects the image signal in the first channel even after the channel switch switches from the first channel to a second channel, and to delete the parameter when the detector detects no image signal in the first channel, and an image processing controller configured to set the parameter to the image processor without acquiring a new parameter from the parameter acquirer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Funada
  • Patent number: 8891017
    Abstract: A video input section acquires a video signal formed of a plurality of frames. A frame separator separates the video signal acquired by the video input section on a frame basis and distributes the separated video signals. A plurality of parallel processors perform video processing in parallel on the separated video signals corresponding to the frames separated and distributed by the frame separator. A frame combiner combines the separated video signals on which the plurality of parallel processors have performed the video processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Kegasawa
  • Patent number: 8878995
    Abstract: An operation method of a display driver includes generating a count value by counting a period of a synchronization signal related to a synchronization packet received from a host, receiving a mode change command from the host, the mode change command indicating a change from a video mode transmitting first image data to a display by bypassing a frame memory to a command mode transmitting second image data to the display through the frame memory, and generating an internal synchronization signal having a period substantially equal to the period of the synchronization signal by using the count value based on the mode change command after a last pulse of the synchronization signal is generated. A time interval between the last pulse and a first pulse of the internal synchronization signal is equal to the period of the synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chi Ho Cha, Sang Kyu Lee, Hyun-Chul Lee, Jong Seon Kim, Hyo Jin Kim, Hak-Seong Lee, Seung Jin In, Hyon Jun Choi
  • 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: 8866969
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a receiver which receives a broadcasting signal, a display which displays an image based on the received broadcasting signal, a communication unit which communicates with a mobile device, and a controller which determines whether the mobile device interferes with at least one channel of a plurality of broadcasting channels received through the receiver, and controls the display to display a user interface (UI) indicates a user whether image noise has resulted from channel interference by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seok-woo Yong
  • Patent number: 8860890
    Abstract: An electronic device and a control method thereof are disclosed, the electronic device including: an operation implementation unit conducting a predetermined operation; a first main controller controlling the operation of the operation implementation unit; an input reception unit receiving an input signal; a second main controller processing the input signal and being in the power saving state in the standby mode; and a subcontroller controlling the second main controller to process the input signal when the input signal is received in the standby mode, wherein the second main controller processes the received input signal according to control of the subcontroller, controls the first main controller to operate in the normal mode when the input signal corresponds to entering the normal mode, and returns to the power saving state in the standby mode when the input signal does not correspond to entering the normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-ick Jang, Chang-yong Kim, Jong-hyuk Jang, Jea-hee Han
  • Patent number: 8854555
    Abstract: Systems and methods for toggling between television channels that appear on a display. A listing of channels is received from a user, with the channels being prioritized in an order of preference. One or more toggle types are also received from the user, with each toggle type further including a toggle trigger. In use, a channel is displayed on the display until a toggle trigger is detected. Once detected, the channel on the display is changed to another channel from the list of channels. This process may continue with the detection of another toggle trigger causing another changing of the displayed channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Darryl Adderly, Brian Murray, Wenjian Qiao, Prasad Kashyap
  • Patent number: 8854547
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, there is provided a video display apparatus, including: a video display unit configured to display a video by receiving a video signal output from a source apparatus; a status information acquisition module configured to acquire, from the source apparatus, status information indicating whether the source apparatus is active or inactive; and a power controller configured to perform a control of powering off the video display apparatus if the acquired status information indicates that the source apparatus is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hitoshi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8856857
    Abstract: This technique relates to a receiving device, a receiving method, and a program that can demodulate transmitted signals with high accuracy. A receiving device of this disclosure includes: an amplifying unit that amplifies a received signal; an adjusting unit that adjusts gain of the amplifying unit in accordance with power of the signal; a demodulating unit that demodulates the amplified signal; and a detecting unit that detects an interval from the signal, information having the same content continuously appearing in the interval. The adjusting unit restricts the process of adjusting the gain of the amplifying unit in accordance with a result of the detection of the interval. This disclosure can be applied to receiving devices that receive broadcast signals compliant with DVB-C2 via a CATV network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Kobayashi, Naoki Yoshimochi
  • Patent number: 8848111
    Abstract: A communication method for performing transmission of video data and audio data, communication of device control data, and local area network communication by using a single cable may include connecting a connectable device to a pair of differential transmission lines; performing the local area network communication through bidirectional communication via the pair of differential transmission lines; and notifying a connection state of an interface with the connectable device by using a DC bias potential of at least one of the differential transmission lines of the pair. The connection state may include a first notification from a first one of the pair of differential transmission lines whether the connectable device is connected to the single cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Nakajima, Hidekazu Kikuchi, Takamichi Mitsuhashi
  • Publication number: 20140285721
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a communication module, a storage, a determination module and an acquisition module. The communication module is configured to perform communication with a plurality of external devices. The storage is configured to store an address list correlating a logical address and a physical address of each of the external devices. The determination module is configured to transmit a power-on signals to the external devices and thereafter determine a power state of the external devices. The acquisition module is configured to perform switching of input by the communication module after the determination module determines that the external devices are powered on, and to acquire device information including the physical addresses of the external devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Masahiro Kamida