With Details Of Static Storage Device Patents (Class 348/714)
  • Patent number: 10311332
    Abstract: A system and method for subject-matching in images comprises detecting a first orientation of a first subject in a target image; comparing the first orientation with a second orientation of a second subject in a source image to obtain at least one orientation parameter; extracting at least one features from the target image; computing a visual similarity score between the target image and the source image using the features, the visual similarity score being computed as a function of the at least one feature and the at least one orientation parameter; and determining a match between the first subject and the second subject in accordance with the visual similarity score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shane Anthony Bergsma
  • Patent number: 10080058
    Abstract: In communication system which includes server, information processing device and receiving device that performs transfer of a content item, information processing device includes a display broadcast station list receiver that receives display information for displaying a list of one or more content items from server through a first connection made based on a first communication mode. Moreover, information processing device includes a P2P connection implementation unit that establishes, between receiving device and information processing device, a second connection made based on a second communication mode for performing communication between receiving device and information processing device without passing via server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kunio Gobara
  • Patent number: 9918079
    Abstract: An electronic device for motion compensation is provided. The electronic device has a processing unit configured to perform a decoding program on a video bitstream to output decoding data, wherein the decoding data has a plurality of inter-prediction macroblocks, and the processing unit further generates a plurality of first pixel interpolation values according to the inter-prediction macroblocks which are smaller than a predetermined macroblock size. A motion compensation acceleration circuit is configured to generate a plurality of second pixel interpolation values according to the inter-prediction macroblocks which are larger than or equal to the predetermined macroblocks size, and generate a plurality of reconstructed macroblocks according to the first pixel interpolation values, the second pixel interpolation values, and a plurality of corresponding residue values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yinglai Xi, Qiang Li, Zhichong Chen, Jumei Li
  • Patent number: 9877019
    Abstract: Implementations of the invention are provided in methods for filter-unit based in-loop filtering in a video decoder and encoder. In one implementation, filter parameters are selected from a filter parameter set for each filter based on a filter index. In another implementation, the picture is partitioned into filter units according to filter unit size, which can be selected between a default size and other size. When other size is selected, the filter unit size may be conveyed using direct size information or ratio information. In another implementation, a merge flag and a merge index are used to convey filter unit merge information. A method for filter-unit based in-loop filtering in a video encoder for color video is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method incorporates filter syntax in the video bitstream by interleaving the color-component filter syntax for the FUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Yeh Chen, Chih-Ming Fu, Chia-Yang Tsai, Yu-Wen Huang, Shaw-Min Lei
  • Patent number: 9357239
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for converting live streaming content or other streaming content to video-on-demand streaming content. In one embodiment, a stream conversion application receives a request to access electronic content from a target stream, such as a live stream. The request identifies the live stream. The request includes at least one time code specifying a start time for accessing electronic content in the live stream. The stream conversion application obtains the at least one time code from the request. The stream conversion application retrieves content segments from the live stream based on the at least one time code during or after publication of the live stream. The content segments include the requested electronic content from the live stream. The stream conversion application generates a video-on-demand stream by combining the content segments. The stream conversion application provides access to the video-on-demand stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Gaurang Mathur, Pawan Kumar
  • Patent number: 9330428
    Abstract: A watermark encoder receives a current video image together with current metadata associated with the current image. A metadata delay also makes available to the watermark decoder delayed metadata associated respectively with four or more of the preceding. Then the watermark encoder modifies pixel values of the current image not only to encode the current metadata but also the delayed metadata. At a decoder, if metadata for the current image is corrupted or missing, it can be recovered from one of the succeeding images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Snell Limited
    Inventor: Jonathan Diggins
  • Patent number: 9058846
    Abstract: A method comprising comparing a frame rate of a source video program to a frame rate of a target video program to generate a conversion factor between the two sources; retrieving a target frame and retrieving, responsive to a location of the target video frame within the target video program, and responsive to the conversion factor, a source video frame from within the source video program; determining, by means of an image comparison, equivalence between the target frame and the source frame; generating, responsive to the determining of equivalence, synchronization diagnostic information; and synchronizing, responsive to an analysis of the synchronization diagnostic information, the target frame and the source frame, the synchronizing enabling a set of non-sequential segments of the target video program to be equivalent to a set of non-sequential segments of the source video program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: CustomPlay LLC
    Inventor: Adam L. Minder
  • Patent number: 9020324
    Abstract: A recording apparatus of the present invention, in accordance with a data write speed of an external storage device, switches a writing mode between a first mode in which the apparatus suspends reading out moving image data from a memory until a predetermined amount of moving image data relating to a storage capacity of the memory is stored in the memory, and starts reading the moving image data from the memory to write it into the external storage device, after the predetermined amount of moving image data is stored completely, and a second mode in which the apparatus starts reading the moving image data from the memory to write it into the external storage device, without waiting for the storage of the predetermined amount of the moving image data into the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirofumi Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9007462
    Abstract: A driving assist apparatus acquires vehicle information which includes a gear state and speed of a vehicle; judges a state of preparing for movement, a state of starting movement, and a state during movement; generates a wide-angle image that is an image that can see a wide range although having distortion when the vehicle state is the state of preparing for movement or the state of starting movement; and generates a no-distortion image that is an image in which the distortion due to the lens shape and the distortion by the projection system are eliminated from the camera image when the vehicle state is the state during movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuya Mitsugi
  • Patent number: 8964126
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus includes a storage unit, an input unit, and a determining unit. The storage unit stores a plurality of scenes included in a scene group and characteristic amounts which are extracted from a series of plural frames included in the respective scenes in the scene group, in association with each other, defining one scene out of the plurality of scenes included in the scene group as a typical scene and the other scenes as a derived scene, the scene group being a group of a plurality of scenes derived from a common scene. The input unit inputs a characteristic amount which is extracted from each of the frames of a new scene. The determining unit determines whether the new scene represented by the inputted characteristic amount is the derived scene of the scene group or not by verifying the inputted characteristic amount with the characteristic amount of the typical scene of the scene group stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroo Harada, Naotake Fujita
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150036054
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus is coupled to a video signal supply source through at least one connector. The display apparatus includes: a main storage unit which stores extended display identification data (EDID) therein corresponding to the at least one connector; a temporary storage unit which loads the EDID thereto from the main storage unit; and a controller which loads the EDID stored in the main storage unit to the temporary storage unit if power is supplied, and controls to transmit the EDID corresponding to an EDID requesting signal, among the EDID loaded to the temporary storage unit, through the at least one connector if the EDID requesting signal is received through the at least one connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Young-hun CHOI
  • Patent number: 8941674
    Abstract: A method according to an embodiment of a system for efficient resource management of a signal flow programmed digital signal processor code is provided and includes determining a connection sequence of a plurality of algorithm elements in a schematic of a signal flow for an electronic circuit, the connection sequence indicating connections between the algorithm elements and a sequence of processing the algorithm elements according to the connections, determining a buffer sequence indicating an order of using the plurality of memory buffers to process the plurality of algorithm elements according to the connection sequence, and reusing at least some of the plurality of memory buffers according to the buffer sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed Chalil, John Joseph
  • Patent number: 8928737
    Abstract: A method of operating a camera with a microfluidic lens to identify a depth of an object in image data generated by the camera has been developed. The camera generates an image with the object in focus, and a second image with the object out of focus. An image processor generates a plurality of blurred images from image data of the focused image, and identifies blur parameters that correspond to the object in the second image. The depth of the object from the camera is identified with reference to the blur parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Indiana University Research and Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Lauren Ann Christopher, Mangilal Agarwal, Weixu Li
  • Patent number: 8922721
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided The display apparatus includes: an image processor configured to process an image of content; a display configured to display the processed image of the content; a camera configured to capture an image of a remote controller; a storage configured to store information regarding a plurality of appearance states of the remote controller corresponding to user commands; and a controller configured to determine an appearance state from among the plurality of appearance states of the remote controller based on the image of remote controller captured by the camera, and control the display section to display the image of the content according to a user command corresponding to the determined appearance state of the remote controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-sung Jung, Nam-hyun Park, Hae-sung Park, Ri-na Shin, Hyung-ho Hwangbo
  • Patent number: 8917360
    Abstract: To provide an electronic device capable of preventing an enclosure from falling down without providing a stand and also improving heat dissipation of the enclosure. An electronic device (1) according to the present invention has a substrate (3) where a data storage unit (5) incorporating a storage medium is mounted, and a columned enclosure (2) for storing the substrate (3) in a standing posture, with an axial direction thereof directed to the vertical direction. The enclosure (2) has a pair of lateral walls (22, 23) opposite to the substrate (3) in the Y1-Y2 direction. The pair of lateral walls (22, 23) have a curved shape curved so that middle portions in the Z1-Z2 direction depart from the substrate (3) more than the respective both ends in the Z1-Z2 direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Takashi Sogabe
  • 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: 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: 8866968
    Abstract: Provided is a video processing device capable of displaying an easily viewable video utilizing a broader area in a display. A video processing unit that is included in the video processing device and processes an input video includes a first memory that stores the input video, a second memory that stores the input video, a compression/expansion control unit that compresses and/or expands a first area of the input video stored in the first memory and compresses and/or expands a second area of the input video stored in the second memory, and an image composing unit that generates an output video in which a video of the first area compressed and/or expanded by the compression/expansion control unit and a video of the second area compressed and/or expanded by the compression/expansion control unit are horizontally aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 8860820
    Abstract: In the present digital age, the storage of data and the administration of the stored data is a problem area which, despite rapidly dropping prices for storage media, is increasingly important as technology becomes more sophisticated. In the field of security technology, for instance, storing streams of video data or compressed streams of video data that are recorded by surveillance cameras plays an important role. Some of the streams of video data stored should be stored for a defined length of time, such as a few days, while some data should be stored permanently, and there is accordingly a need for a highly flexible solution to the problem. A video recording system for recording video data, a method for memory space distribution in the video recording system, and a computer program for this purpose are proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Busch, Rainer Bauereiss, Thomas Huber, Dieter Joecker
  • Patent number: 8854544
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for controlling operation of an electronic device, such as a TV. The system includes a first sensor located at or near the electronic device and a second sensor spaced apart from the first sensor, wherein the first and second sensors are configured to detect motion of a user within an operating zone associated with the electronic device. A processor is coupled to the electronic device and the first and second sensors, the processor being configured to input a signal from the first and second sensors. Memory is coupled to the processor, the memory comprising a sensing algorithm configured to process the input signal from the first and second sensors and determine the location of the user with respect to the operating zone. The processor is configured to send a control command to the electronic device based on an output of the sensing algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Ling Jun Wong
  • Publication number: 20140240603
    Abstract: A perimeter around a detected object in a frame of image data can be generated in a first coordinate system. The perimeter can be converted from the first coordinate system into a second coordinate system having the same aspect ratio as the first coordinate system. A first metadata entry can include dimensions of image data in the second coordinate system. A second metadata entry can provide a location and dimensions of the converted perimeter in the second coordinate space. Additional metadata can indicate matching objects between frames, position of an object relative to other objects in a frame, a probability that an object is correctly detected, and a total number of objects detected across multiple frames of image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David William Singer, Courtney Ann Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8817110
    Abstract: Video processing arrangement including a host computer, a video asset coupled to the computer for generating video signals, and an interface for connecting the video asset to the computer to enable the display of the video signals on a monitor. The video asset includes primary elements such as a primary composite video module that produces different types of a primary video signal and outputs the primary video signal, and a secondary video source module that produces a secondary composite video signal and outputs the secondary composite video signal. The primary composite video module includes a memory component including a user-programmable sequence of bits representative of a video signal and user-programmable signal generators synchronized to the primary video signal output of the primary composite video module. The memory component includes four user specified pulse memories which each hold a series of arbitrary bit line patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Testing Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Biagiotti, Peter F Britch, David Howell
  • 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: 8804049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication receiver, wireless communication receiving method and television receiver. The wireless communication receiver has signal processing circuits including a first signal processing circuit and a second signal processing circuit, a data storage module, and a deinterleaver. The first signal processing circuit receives a wireless communication signal and then performs a first signal processing to generate a first output data according to the wireless communication signal. The deinterleaver stores the first output data into the data storage module, and retrieves a deinterleaved data corresponding to the first output signal from the data storage module. The second signal processing circuit performs a second signal processing to generate a second output data according to the deinterleaved data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Mediatek Inc.
    Inventor: Shun-An Yang
  • Patent number: 8804042
    Abstract: Digital television channels are preemptively cached based on a modeling of a user to reduce delays while switching channels. A current television channel is selected using a first tuner. A future television channel selection of the user is then predicted based on a modeling of the user. The recorded content of the predicted future television channel is preemptively cached using a second tuner. A buffer of the recorded content of the predicted future television channel is displayed when the user switches from the current television channel to the predicted future television channel. The modeling of the user is updated and stored in storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, James R. Kozloski, Clifford Alan Pickover, Anne R. Sand
  • Patent number: 8760584
    Abstract: A memory space configuration method applied in a video signal processing apparatus is provided. The method includes: arranging a first memory space and a second memory space in a memory, the first and second memory spaces being partially overlapped; determining a type of a signal source; when the signal source is a first video signal source, enabling a first processing circuit and buffering data associated with the first video signal source by using the first memory space; and, when the signal source is a second video signal source, enabling a second processing circuit and buffering data associated with the second video signal source by using the second memory space. The second processing circuit is disabled when the first processing circuit is enabled; the first processing circuit is disabled when the second processing circuit is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: MSTAR Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Po-Jen Yang
  • Patent number: 8754991
    Abstract: A shared memory video processor including signal processing circuitry. The signal processing circuitry may enable a noise reducer and a de-interlacer to share access to field buffers in a memory device to store various field lines. Some of the stored field lines may also be shared within the signal processing circuitry. The sharing of some stored field lines reduces overall memory bandwidth and capacity requirements. The signal processing circuitry may be capable of performing multiple field line processing. A set of field line buffers may be provided to store field lines for multiple field segments and may provide the data to the corresponding inputs of the signal processing circuitry. To further reduce storage, some of the field line buffers may also be shared among the signal processing circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanjay Garg, Bipasha Ghosh, Nikhil Balram, Kaip Sridhar, Shilpi Sahu, Richard Taylor, Gwyn Edwards, Loren Tomasi, Vipin Namboodiri
  • Patent number: 8749713
    Abstract: There are provided a video processing apparatus and a video processing method. The video processing apparatus includes: a buffer for storing data of an image frame inputted from the outside in the unit of line; a memory unit for randomly writing and reading data; a video processing unit for processing and outputting the image frame; and a central processing unit for inverting the image frame left-side right and/or upside down when writing the image frame stored in the buffer in the memory unit and/or reading the image frame from in the memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jea-hee Han
  • Publication number: 20140111695
    Abstract: A memory space configuration method applied in a video signal processing apparatus is provided. The method includes: arranging a first memory space and a second memory space in a memory, the first and second memory spaces being partially overlapped; determining a type of a signal source; when the signal source is a first video signal source, enabling a first processing circuit and buffering data associated with the first video signal source by using the first memory space; and, when the signal source is a second video signal source, enabling a second processing circuit and buffering data associated with the second video signal source by using the second memory space. The second processing circuit is disabled when the first processing circuit is enabled; the first processing circuit is disabled when the second processing circuit is enabled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Po-Jen Yang
  • Patent number: 8692938
    Abstract: There is provided a video processing device capable of reducing the influence of a disturbance of an input vertical synchronization signal. When the synchronization signal detecting unit detects an input of the input-side vertical synchronization signal at a predetermined cycle, the synchronization signal control unit outputs the input-side vertical synchronization signal, which has been input, as an output-side vertical synchronization signal, and, when the synchronization signal detecting unit detects an input of a next input-side vertical synchronization signal before the predetermined cycle elapses after the output of the output-side vertical synchronization signal, a next input-side vertical synchronization signal input before the predetermined cycle elapses is not output as a next output-side vertical synchronization signal, and an input-side vertical synchronization signal input further next is output as the next output-side vertical synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Kuwabara
  • Publication number: 20140092313
    Abstract: A video processing apparatus includes a storage unit, an input unit, and a determining unit. The storage unit stores a plurality of scenes included in a scene group and characteristic amounts which are extracted from a series of plural frames included in the respective scenes in the scene group, in association with each other, defining one scene out of the plurality of scenes included in the scene group as a typical scene and the other scenes as a derived scene, the scene group being a group of a plurality of scenes derived from a common scene. The input unit inputs a characteristic amount which is extracted from each of the frames of a new scene. The determining unit determines whether the new scene represented by the inputted characteristic amount is the derived scene of the scene group or not by verifying the inputted characteristic amount with the characteristic amount of the typical scene of the scene group stored in the storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroo Harada, Naotake Fujita
  • Patent number: 8681274
    Abstract: A system is presented that applies M×N×K computational units to calculating image parameters on N picture images captured simultaneously by N digital camera devices, where there are N groups of frame grabber units, each containing M frame grabbers in which there are K computational units. The data operated on by a computational unit is separate and independent from the image data operated on by the other computational units. This results in a performance speedup of M×N×K compared to one computational unit making the same computations. A master frame grabber unit controls the illumination of the N digital camera devices, and synchronizes the illumination with the clocks of the N digital camera devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Youliza, Gehts B.V. Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Horst Knoedgen, Dirk Huettmann
  • Patent number: 8675139
    Abstract: There is provided an image/video processor comprises an embedded memory for image/video data that including a plurality of unit memory blocks including a plurality of memory cells; and a controller configured to store each bit of image/video data received through an input/output unit in each memory cell, read the image/video data stored in each memory cell of the embedded memory, and output the image/video data through the input/output unit, wherein at least two or more memory cells included in the plurality of memory cells have different sizes, the controller assign each bit of the image/video data depending on the importance of the image/video data and a size of the memory cell, and as the size of the memory cell is larger, a bit of image/video data of high importance is assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Korea University Research and Business Foundation
    Inventors: Jongsun Park, Jinmo Kwon
  • Patent number: 8624979
    Abstract: A monitoring apparatus includes a detection circuit, a filter circuit, an amplifying circuit, a regulation circuit, a delay and charging circuit, and a driving circuit. The detection circuit receives a video signal, and performs an operation to obtain an image signal from the video signal. The filter circuit obtains an average intensity of a luminance signal corresponding to the image signal. The delay and charging circuit charges an input capacitor when receiving a low level regulated signal from the amplifying circuit. The driving circuit activates an alarm when a charging voltage of the chargeable capacitor exceeds a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jia Li
  • Publication number: 20130329137
    Abstract: Video analytics may be used to assist video encoding by selectively encoding only portions of a frame and using, instead, previously encoded portions. Previously encoded portions may be used when succeeding frames have a level of motion less than a threshold. In such case, all or part of succeeding frames may not be encoded, increasing bandwidth and speed in some embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventors: Animesh Mishra, Jose M. Rodriguez, Naveen Doddapuneni
  • Publication number: 20130258204
    Abstract: A display device and method for controlling and updating the same are disclosed herein. The display device may include a broadcast receiver for receiving a broadcast signal, a demultiplexer for demultiplexing the received broadcast signal, a decoder for decoding the demultiplexed broadcast signal, and a display for displaying the decoded broadcast signal. An external device interface may be provided for receiving upgrade data from an upgrade device. The display device may include a memory for storing the upgrade data and version information of the upgrade device. A controller may be provided to process and display the received broadcast signal on the display, determine whether the upgrade device is connected to the display device, determine whether a version of the upgrade device is an updated version, and assign authority to control the display device to the upgrade device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Wooseong CHUNG, Jaehan Park, Chongsok Kim
  • Publication number: 20130044263
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus is coupled to a video signal supply source through at least one connector. The display apparatus includes: a main storage unit which stores extended display identification data (EDID) therein corresponding to the at least one connector; a temporary storage unit which loads the EDID thereto from the main storage unit; and a controller which loads the EDID stored in the main storage unit to the temporary storage unit if power is supplied, and controls to transmit the EDID corresponding to an EDID requesting signal, among the EDID loaded to the temporary storage unit, through the at least one connector if the EDID requesting signal is received through the at least one connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20120327305
    Abstract: In a video audio processing device, a signal processing block (11, 12) includes an instruction memory (111, 121) and performs signal processing in accordance with a program loaded into the instruction memory. A main storage section (20) has a self-refresh function and is accessible from the signal processing block. An auxiliary storage section (30) stores the program for making the signal processing block perform the signal processing. Upon receipt of a standby instruction, a control section (15) performs control in such a manner as to transfer the program from the auxiliary storage section to the main storage section, and set self-refresh in the main storage section, and upon receipt of a return instruction, performs control in such a manner as to cancel the self-refresh in the main storage section, load the program from the main storage section to the instruction memory in the signal processing block, and activate the signal processing block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Tomokuni YAMAGUCHI, Norihiko Mizobata, Shirou Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 8284322
    Abstract: A shared memory video processor including signal processing circuitry. The signal processing circuitry may enable a noise reducer and a de-interlacer to share access to field buffers in a memory device to store various field lines. Some of the stored field lines may also be shared within the signal processing circuitry. The sharing of some stored field lines reduces overall memory bandwidth and capacity requirements. The signal processing circuitry may be capable of performing multiple field line processing. A set of field line buffers may be provided to store field lines for multiple field segments and may provide the data to the corresponding inputs of the signal processing circuitry. To further reduce storage, some of the field line buffers may also be shared among the signal processing circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Sanjay Garg, Bipasha Ghosh, Nikhil Balram, Kaip Sridhar, Shilpi Sahu, Richard Taylor, Gwyn Edwards, Loren Tomasi, Vipin Namboodiri
  • Publication number: 20120249881
    Abstract: A high definition television (HDTV) is capable of displaying one or more streams. Typical stream changing is accomplished by freshly determining the stream settings (frame rate, resolution, refresh method) as each stream is detected, resulting in slow to tortuously slow stream surfing. Here, the HDTV stream settings are stored in a list of present streams, so that stream surfing may continue at much higher rates without redetermining the stream settings with each stream change. The improved stream surfing may be turned on or off at user discretion. Additionally, individual streams, as well as other audio/video inputs may also be edited to user-desired stream settings by accepting user inputs. The HDTV may automatically detect HDTV settings for each currently tuned stream of a list of potential streams, or may download the HDTV setting for a specific location of the HDTV.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Matsubayashi
  • Patent number: 8279294
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including: a management portion that manages a first identifier to be added to a capture image from a capture device; and a first control portion that adds the first identifier to the capture image, temporarily stores the capture image to which the first identifier is added, and transmits the capture image to which the first identifier is added, to a remote terminal; wherein when storing an image displayed on a display device which is connected to the remote device is instructed, the management portion receives a storing instruction including the first identifier in relation to the displayed image from the remote terminal, acquires the capture image corresponding to the first identifier included in the storing instruction from the first control portion, and stores the acquired capture image into a storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Abe
  • Patent number: 8279354
    Abstract: A video signal processing apparatus may include a frame memory and a separator and deinterlacer circuit. The frame memory may store an interlaced video signal. The separator and deinterlacer circuit may execute operations of separating and deinterlacing the interlaced video signal stored in the frame memory. The apparatus may output a sequential video signal. A data processing system may include the video signal processing apparatus. A method for processing video signals may include storing an interlaced video signal in a frame memory and executing operations of separating and deinterlacing the interlaced video signal stored in the frame memory. The method may also include outputting a sequential video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung-jun Lim, Sung-cheol Park, Jae-hong Park
  • Publication number: 20120236206
    Abstract: There is provided an image/video processor comprises an embedded memory for image/video data that including a plurality of unit memory blocks including a plurality of memory cells; and a controller configured to store each bit of image/video data received through an input/output unit in each memory cell, read the image/video data stored in each memory cell of the embedded memory, and output the image/video data through the input/output unit, wherein at least two or more memory cells included in the plurality of memory cells have different sizes, the controller assign each bit of the image/video data depending on the importance of the image/video data and a size of the memory cell, and as the size of the memory cell is larger, a bit of image/video data of high importance is assigned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: KOREA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND BUSINESS FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jongsun PARK, Jinmo KWON
  • Publication number: 20120224105
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a video display apparatus includes a video processing module and a controller. The video processing module is configured to perform signal processing on a video signal to generate a display video signal, and to output the display video signal to a display module. The controller is configured to turn on or off short delay processing mode, and to control the video processing module so that a delay time of the display video signal from the video signal becomes approximately 12 to 17 ms at a minimum when the short delay processing mode is on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Kenichi Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 8249140
    Abstract: Direct macroblock mode techniques for high performance hardware motion compensation are described. An embodiment includes a hardware motion compensation graphics display device driver. More specifically, an embodiment mitigates a macroblock data parsing bottleneck in the display device driver by directly generating macroblock instructions and storing them in a dedicated buffer. For example, an embodiment includes an independent direct memory access instruction execution buffer for macroblock instructions separate from the direct memory access instruction execution buffer for all other hardware motion compensation instructions. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Qingjian Song, Xing Tang, Wenfeng Liu
  • Patent number: 8209724
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for providing access to information of potential interest to a user. Closed-caption information is analyzed to find related information on the Internet. User interactions with a TV which receives programming including closed-caption information are monitored to determine user interests. The related closed-caption information is analyzed to determine key information therein. The key information is used for searching for information in available resources such as the Internet, and the search results are used to make recommendations to the user about information of potential interest to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Priyang Rathod, Mithun Sheshagiri, Phuong Nguyen, Anugeetha Kunjithapatham, Alan Messer
  • Patent number: 8184690
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus able to encode and decode images by a low cost, small sized circuit configuration, having a temporary storage portion for temporarily storing data, an encoding/decoding processing portion for reading and writing data successively with respect to the temporary storage portion and encoding and decoding the image data in parallel, and a storage control portion for controlling the read and write operations of the data with respect to the temporary storage portion, wherein the storage control portion controls the read and write operations with respect to the temporary storage portion by the encoding/decoding processing portion in the encoding processing and at least read and write operations to the temporary storage portion by the encoding/decoding processing portion in the decoding processing so as to be performed within one frame's worth or one field's worth of processing period in a time division manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuji Sumioka, Mitsuaki Shiraga, Yukio Yanagita
  • Patent number: 8115870
    Abstract: A content reproducing system having a first device and a second device connected to each other through a transmission path for transmitting content data is provided. The first device includes an outputting unit and an output controlling unit configured to output the content data output from the outputting unit a transmission rate. The second device includes an inputting unit, a storage unit configured to store the content data input by the inputting unit, a transmission rate controlling unit configured to control the transmission rate in accordance with the amount of content data stored in the storage unit, a reproduction clock generating units configured to generate a reproduction clock for reproducing the content data, and a reproducing units configured to read out the content data from the storage unit on the basis of the reproduction clock generated by the reproduction clock generating unit and reproduce the content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Saito, Haruyuki Miura, Takashi Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20110292293
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes a method of manufacturing an electronic display, where the electronic display is configured to display an image to a user. The method includes providing input circuitry, where the input circuitry receives an input signal and where the input signal is configured to be converted to an image by the electronic display. The method also includes providing display circuitry, where the display circuitry converts the input signal to the image, and receiving an emblem and color scheme from an organization. The method further includes providing a housing. The housing substantially encloses the input circuitry and display circuitry, includes the emblem received from the organization and includes the color scheme received from the organization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: Otha Athletic Company
    Inventor: Steven Fleming