Frequency Response Modification Patents (Class 348/711)
  • Patent number: 9451227
    Abstract: A signal synthesis circuit synthesizes luma signals and chroma signals output by a video signal source, to output composite video broadcast signals (CVBS). The signal synthesis circuit includes a first gain adjusting unit, a delay unit, and a second gain adjusting unit. The first gain adjusting unit receives and adjusts the gain of the luma signals from the video signal source, and the delay unit delays phases of the luma signals output by the first gain adjusting unit. The second gain adjusting unit receives and adjusts the gain of the chroma signals from the video signal source so that the luma signals output by the delay unit and the chroma signals output by the second gain adjusting unit can be synthesized into the CVBS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Huang-Yu Chiang
  • Patent number: 9001275
    Abstract: HDMI is a digital audio and video communications protocol commonly used in consumer electronics. HDMI is particularly synonymous with high fidelity audio and video. Even though HDMI is a digital communications protocol, the audio quality can be impaired by analog signal impairments and distortions even if there are no digital decoding errors. In particular, the very process by which the audio is converted from Digital (HDMI) to human audible “Analog Audio” can be prone to errors. This occurs when the Digital to Analog Converter (DAC) clock, which is derived from the HDMI TMDS clock or HDMI source, is “distorted” due to its jitter, resulting in erroneous sampling or outputting of vital audio samples, thereby reducing the audio quality of the experience. The present invention reduces the jitter on the TMDS clock, and hence the audio DAC clock, resulting in lower audio distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Joo Kim, David Anthony Stelliga
  • Patent number: 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: 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: 8730404
    Abstract: In an embodiment, the present invention includes a latch circuit having a first input to receive a data signal and a second input to receive a clock signal. This latch circuit may have a first pair of transistors including a first transistor gated by the data signal and a second transistor gated by an inverted data signal and a second pair of transistors including third and fourth transistors gated by the clock signal. The first transistor may be coupled to the third transistor at a first inter-latch node and the second transistor coupled to the fourth transistor at a second inter-latch node. A reset circuit may be coupled to the latch circuit to maintain the first and second inter-latch nodes at a predetermined voltage level when the clock signal is inactive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Clayton Daigle, Abdulkerim L. Coban
  • Patent number: 8724025
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus and a method capable of selecting various video signals are provided. The video processing apparatus includes an input unit which receives a video signal select key value by which a video signal select command to select one of the plurality of video signals is recognized; a storage unit which stores a plurality of video signal names corresponding to the plurality of video signals; and a control unit which sets a first display mode or a second display mode according to the duration of the video signal select key value, the first and second display modes indicating opposite orders in which the video signal names corresponding to the plurality of video signal units are displayed, and displays the video signal names sequentially in the set display mode. Thus, a user can conveniently select the video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-hong Park, Young-kil Choil
  • Patent number: 8508672
    Abstract: A system for, and method of, improving video image sharpness and a continuous-light-emitting video display system employing the system or the method. In one embodiment, the system for improving video image sharpness includes: (1) a sub-frame generator configured to receive a frame of a video image and generate plural sub-frames therefrom and (2) a spatial filter, associated with the sub-frame generator and configured to cause the plural sub-frames to be spatially filtered with respect to one another based on a display sequence thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventor: Andrew I. Russell
  • Patent number: 8368816
    Abstract: A circuit for detecting motion pictures includes a first-stage motion picture detecting unit and a second-stage motion picture detecting unit. The first-stage motion picture detecting unit analyzes a current image frame and a previous image frame to calculate a first motion value associated with the current image frame. The second-stage motion picture detecting unit receives the first motion value, compares the first motion value against an adjusted motion value, and outputs and stores a larger one as a second motion value. The adjusted motion value is a value derived by adjusting an adjacent previous second motion value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
    Inventor: Teng-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 7411629
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for correcting the frequency characteristics of a carrier chrominance signal, which, by use of the correcting signal for the frequency characteristic involved in a vertical blanking interval, determine whether the frequency characteristics of the carrier chrominance signal are distorted and correct the frequency characteristics. A band pass filter is used which determines a degree of the frequency characteristic distortion of the carrier chrominance signal band from the correcting signal for the frequency characteristic, and has a gain in accordance with the determined result. If the frequency characteristic of the carrier chrominance signal involved in the input composite video signal is distorted by the frequency characteristics and so on of the analog broadcasting radio channel and the broadcasting receiver, the distortion is corrected whereby a stable reproduction of the color signal is possible irrespective of the broadcasting channels and the broadcasting receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tae-hwan Cha
  • Patent number: 7277136
    Abstract: A method for controlling dissipation in a video amplifier for a display signal. The method comprises the steps of setting a first current for establishing a first gain bandwidth product in the video amplifier. Generating a control signal in accordance with a slew rate of the display signal. Modifying the first current responsive to the control signal such that the video amplifier gain bandwidth product is controlled in accordance with the slew rate of said display signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Anton Werner Keller
  • Patent number: 7184099
    Abstract: A circuit for selectively controlling signal baseline and frequency emphasis. An amplifier with selectively controllable feedback circuitry allows higher frequency components of a signal to be emphasized over lower frequency components while also allowing control over the baseline of the signal. Additionally, a multiplexed video signal interface provides a multiplexed component video signal which includes component video signals with OSD data and user-controllable contrast, video gain and signal baseline, along with the ability to individually control such signal components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Peyman Hojabri
  • Patent number: 7019792
    Abstract: An image display apparatus responding to diverse video signals having different display conditions includes: a frequency characteristic adjustment module that adjusts a frequency component of an analog video signal included in a supplied video signal; an A/D conversion module that converts the analog video signal adjusted by the frequency characteristic adjustment module into a digital video signal; and an image display module that displays a resulting image based on the converted digital video signal. The frequency characteristic adjustment module has: a filter unit that is capable of varying the frequency characteristic; a display condition detection unit that detects the display condition proper to the supplied video signal; and a filter control unit that controls the frequency characteristic of the filter unit according to the detected display condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Keishi Kimura
  • Patent number: 6288756
    Abstract: A luminance correction circuit to correct areas of unevenness in luminance or color of a video image and smoothes gaps between correction blocks. The luminance correction circuit comprises a memory for storing correction data for correcting unevenness in luminance or color of video image, a timing generator for controlling read timing of the correction data from the memory, and an analog processor for processing the video signal using the correction data from the memory. A display area is divided to an appropriate number of blocks and the video signal is corrected in each block and the boundary between corrected blocks is smoothed by controlling the correction timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuro Shiota, Hiroshi Miyai
  • Patent number: 5933197
    Abstract: A synchronizing frequency of red (R), green (G) and blue (B) video signals is detected by a frequency detector. The resolution of the RGB video signals is calculated by a calculator. When the resolution of the RGB video signals is close to the resolution of a cathode-ray-tube (CRT), a high level signal is generated as a control signal from a control signal generator. When the high level signal is generated from the generator, the video bandwidth of the RGB video signals is limited by a video bandwidth limiting circuit to adapt the RGB video signal to characteristics of the CRT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Kudo
  • Patent number: 5675832
    Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to restrict EMI radiation at a specific frequency by inserting a delay time that is effective for that frequency. The feature of the present invention is to provide a delay generator that can selectively alter delay times. The delay generator comprises: delay means, which is connected to a plurality of data input lines, and which has a plurality of delay paths for the generation of a plurality of alternative delay times; a register for storing a digital value of pre-determined bit; and selection means for selecting one of the delay paths in consonance with the digital value and for providing the selected delay path for the signal lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Ikami, Takeshi Asano
  • Patent number: 5598225
    Abstract: A video processor, having an input and an output, for compensating for accumulated phase and amplitude errors encountered during transmission of a video signal over a communications channel. The video processor includes a high-pass filter and amplifier, coupled to the input; a post-correction-phase-and-gain restorer; a wide-band-video-delay line coupled to the input; a pre-correction-comb-equalizer restorer; and a combining network, coupled to the output. The high-pass filter has a bandwidth characteristic which is approximately inverse to a low-pass characteristic encountered by the video signal during its transmission over the communications channel. The high-pass filter takes the video signal and outputs a filtered-video signal. The amplifier associated with the high-pass filter inverts the filtered-video signal. The post-correction-phase-and-gain restorer adjusts the inverted-filtered-video signal to generate a restored-video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1997
    Assignee: Magma, Inc.
    Inventor: Jimmie D. Songer
  • Patent number: 5420633
    Abstract: An image signal processing device includes a luminance information detecting circuit which detects luminance information on an object and a filter circuit to which an image signal is supplied from an image sensing system. The filtering characteristic of the filter circuit is arranged to be switched from one characteristic over to another according to the detection output of the luminance information detecting circuit, so that the generation of a pseudo-contour can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Matoba
  • Patent number: 5400084
    Abstract: A complex NTSC interference canceler for eliminating NTSC signal interference from in-phase and quadrature phase received television signals including both a desired HDTV signal and NTSC interference signal. The complex NTSC interference canceler uses a bank of complex recursive notch filters with adjustable center frequencies to isolate the NTSC signal's major components, i.e. the picture carrier signal, the chrominance subcarrier signal and the audio carrier signal. A single complex filter is used to isolate each NTSC interference signal component, with each particular filter's center frequency being adjusted to match the frequency of the particular NTSC interference signal component to be isolated by the filter. Each filter's gain may be either fixed or dynamically adjusted to match the amplitude of the NTSC interference signal component. Once isolated, the interference signal components are subtracted from the in-phase and quadrature phase received television signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1995
    Assignee: Hitachi America, Ltd.
    Inventor: Carl G. Scarpa
  • Patent number: 5396293
    Abstract: An arrangement for enhancing an image corresponding to a television signal including a digital component includes a variable bandwidth filter and a control unit for controlling the bandwidth of the filter in response to the bit error rate (BER) of the digital component of the television signal. The control unit increases the bandwidth as the BER and therefore the signal quality increases and decreases the bandwidth as the BER and therefore the signal quality decreases. In one embodiment, the control unit is responsive to both the BER and the "darkness" of the image represented by the television signal so as to restrict the bandwidth more for relatively dark areas than for relatively light areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Assignee: Deutsche Thomson-Brandt GmbH
    Inventor: Christopher J. Shellard
  • Patent number: 5369448
    Abstract: A video signal processing system including a reproducing or receiving circuit which is responsive to a recorded or transmitted video signal having a motion signal modulated at a first frequency mixed with a chroma signal modulated at a second frequency, wherein the reproducing or receiving circuit includes a chroma/motion C/M separating circuit for separating the motion signal from the chroma signal, and a vertical low-pass filter for passing vertical low frequency components and removing vertical high frequency components to eliminate redundant components existing in the vertical high frequency component of the video signal. The system can be adapted to any video system which carries out three-dimensional video processing, using a motion signal, to enhance high resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang-rak Lee
  • Patent number: 5349444
    Abstract: A video signal output circuit used in a TV set to sample the frequency level of an input video signal so that monitored pictures are automatically optimized in quality. A luminance signal is separated from the input video signal by a Y/C separator. A plurality of band-pass filters whose passing frequencies are f.sub.1, f.sub.2, f.sub.3, . . . , f.sub.n detect the frequency spectrum of the luminance signal through sampling. The detected values are sent to a controller attached to an equalizer. The equalizer is controlled so that monitored pictures based on the output video signal are optimized in quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshio Amano, Osamu Oda, Mitsumasa Saitoh
  • Patent number: 5339115
    Abstract: A luminance signal filter for use in a multi-source television receiver, includes a tunable filter responsive to a bandwidth control input signal for determining the bandwidth of luminance signals applied to said filter and a variable delay circuit inversely responsive to said bandwidth control input signal for providing a substantially uniform overall delay for said luminance signal filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1994
    Assignee: Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: William A. Lagoni
  • Patent number: 5325204
    Abstract: A digital notch filter apparatus for removing narrowband interference signals from a wideband communication signal. The apparatus includes a recursive digital passband interference acquisition filter, an acquisition mode center frequency control circuit, a recursive digital passband interference tracking filter, a tracking mode center frequency control circuit and an interference detection circuit. The tracking filter has a narrower bandwidth than the acquisition filter. Both the acquisition and tracking filters are gang tuned so that the center frequencies of their passbands are adjusted in unison. During interference acquisition mode, the acquisition mode center frequency control circuit is used is to adjust the center frequency of the filters over the bandwidth covered by the interference canceler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Hitachi America, Ltd.
    Inventor: Carl G. Scarpa
  • Patent number: 5298982
    Abstract: A fixed filter determines a lower portion of the amplitude characteristic of a chrominance signal sideband correction filter. A variable filter determines the upper portion of the amplitude characteristic. A control signal tunes the variable filter for providing a symmetrical response for video signals having balanced color sidebands and tunes the variable filter for providing an asymmetrical response for video signals having unbalanced sidebands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Inventor: William A. Lagoni
  • Patent number: 5296921
    Abstract: A network combines luminance and chrominance signals to provide a composite video signal wherein the chrominance signal is subjected to band pass filtering to reject low frequency noise and the luminance signal is subjected to filtering by a predetermined amount at the color subcarrier frequency to reject color dots. In a preferred implementation, the filter is realized with only one inductor and one capacitor thereby preventing displayed artifacts with the economic and reliability benefits of minimal parts count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Kristopher A. Klink