Receiver Circuitry Patents (Class 348/725)
  • Patent number: 10708541
    Abstract: A video signal transmission switching apparatus is disclosed. The video signal transmission switching apparatus is coupled between a source apparatus and a plurality of display apparatuses. The video signal transmission switching apparatus includes a controller, a USB Type-C connecting interface, a plurality of video output interfaces and a switching module. The controller is coupled to the source apparatus through the USB Type-C connecting interface at least including a specific channel. The controller is coupled to the plurality of display apparatus through the plurality of video output interfaces respectively. The switching module is coupled to the specific channel and coupled to the plurality of video output interfaces respectively. The switching module detects a specific signal of the plurality of display apparatus and controls the specific channel to re-perform handshaking accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ATEN International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sin-Hong Chen
  • Patent number: 10694478
    Abstract: One disclosure of this specification provides a method for receiving a synchronization signal block (SSB) by a user equipment (UE). The method may include: determining frequency locations of multiple SSBs; and receiving at least one SSB among the multiple SSBs. The multiple SSBs may be configured to be arranged spaced apart from each other by a predetermined offset. The at least one SSB may be located at an interval of 1.2 MHz on a frequency axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Manyoung Jung, Hyunsoo Ko, Yoonoh Yang, Sangwook Lee, Suhwan Lim, Jinyup Hwang
  • Patent number: 10666890
    Abstract: A video signal processing apparatus (202) for transmitting a video signal when the apparatus (202) is powered on. The video signal is one of a first video signal (CLK1, DATA1) and a second video signal (CLK2, DATA2). The first video signal comprises a first video clock (CLK1) and first video data (DATA1), and the second video signal comprises a second video clock (CLK2) and second video data (DATA2). The apparatus (202) is arranged to detect at an input of the apparatus (202) a presence or an absence of the first video signal, transmit the first video signal to an output of the apparatus (202) when the first video signal is detected, and transmit the second video signal to the output of the apparatus (202) when the first video signal is not detected, the second video signal being already stored in a memory (204) of the apparatus (202).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: VESTEL ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.
    Inventors: Evren Gökhan Yilmaz, Güner Öztekin
  • Patent number: 10636176
    Abstract: Textual overlays/labels add contextual information in Augmented Reality (AR) applications. The spatial placement of labels is a challenging task particularly for real time videos. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for optimal placement of contextual information for Augmented Reality (AR) applications to overcome the limitations of occlusion with object/scene of interest through optimally placing labels aiding better interpretation of scene. This is achieved by combining saliency maps computed for each frame of an input video with Euclidean distance between current and previous overall positions for each frame based on an initial overlay position of the label to calculate an updated overlay position for label placement in the video. The placement of overlays is formulated as an objective function that minimizes visual saliency around the object of interest and minimizes the temporal jitter facilitating coherence in real-time AR applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Srinidhi Hegde, Ramya Hebbalaguppe
  • Patent number: 10608772
    Abstract: An apparatus for transmitting broadcasting signal using transmitter identification and method using the same are disclosed. An apparatus for transmitting broadcasting signal according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a waveform generator configured to generate a host broadcasting signal; a transmitter identification signal generator configured to generate a transmitter identification signal for identifying a transmitter; and a combiner configured to inject the transmitter identification signal into the host broadcasting signal in a time domain so that the transmitter identification signal is transmitted synchronously with the host broadcasting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sung-Ik Park, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Jae-Young Lee, Heung-Mook Kim, Nam-Ho Hur
  • Patent number: 10602625
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device of the present invention may comprise: a display panel including: a front surface; a first edge positioned at an end of the front surface; and a second edge positioned at another end of the front surface; and a rear plate positioned at a rear of the display panel, the rear plate including: a flat plate portion facing the display panel; a first wing bent and extended toward a front of the display panel from the flat plate portion, the first wing covering the first edge; and a second wing bent and extended toward the front of the display panel from the flat plate portion, the second wing covering the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seunggyu Kang, Woohyuk Choi
  • Patent number: 10594522
    Abstract: Methods and systems for impairment shifting may comprise receiving radio frequency (RF) signals in a receiver, downconverting the signals to baseband frequencies, and synchronizing the receiver to received signals. The frequency of a local oscillator (LO) may be adjusted to shift residual impairments to fall between desired baseband signals where they are least visible. The received RF signals may comprise analog, satellite, or cable, television signals. The LO frequency may be adjusted to configure the DC offset impairments to fall between luminance and chrominance harmonics. The LO frequency may be adjusted to configure I/Q imbalanced impairments from residual in-phase and quadrature mismatch of a picture carrier signal to fall about 300 kHz from a sound carrier signal in the analog television signals. The LO frequency may be adjusted to configure the I/Q imbalanced impairments from residual I/Q mismatch of a sound carrier signal to fall between luminance and chrominance harmonics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengzhi Zhou, Shuang Yu
  • Patent number: 10585229
    Abstract: Exemplary lighting systems, light fixtures, and wireways that can be used in a variety of public transportation or architectural applications are described. The light engines can be edge lit and sealed. The light engine includes an internal flange that engages a portion of the light diffuser assembly to force the light diffuser assembly against a seal to allow the light engine to be assembled with fasteners disposed at the top of the light engine. The wireways can include a common routing compartment disposed above a plurality of wiring channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Autronic Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Lax, Agjah I. Libohova, Timothy J. Keuning
  • Patent number: 10574259
    Abstract: A system includes a sensor device, a circuit driving he sensor device at a drive frequency, a receiver, and a low pass filter. The sensor device is configured to change its electrical characteristics in response to external stimuli. The sensor device generates a modulated signal proportional to the external stimuli. The receiver is configured to receive the modulated signal and further configured to demodulate the modulated signal to generate a demodulated signal. The demodulation signal has a guard band. The receiver consumes power responsive to receiving the modulated signal. The low pass filter is configured to receive the demodulated signal and further configured to generate a sensor output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Du Chen, Vadim Tsinker, Stanley Bo-Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 10555028
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image providing device. The image providing device, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a first circuit board having a broadcast receiving unit for receiving a broadcast signal, a first processor for signal-processing the received broadcast signal, and a first interface unit for transmitting the signal-processed broadcast signal to a second circuit board if there is a broadcast storage input; and the second circuit board having a second interface unit for receiving the broadcast signal from the first interface unit, a storage unit for storing the received broadcast signal, and a second processor for controlling the second interface unit and the storage unit, wherein the second processor drives a second OS differing from a first OS driven in the first processor and executes an application on the basis of the second OS. Thus, received broadcast content can be stably stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaeyoung Cho, Seunghwa Ahn, Sieun Ko, Ilgeun Kwon
  • Patent number: 10545107
    Abstract: Systems, device and methods are provided for measuring parameters of a medium such as the dielectric properties of a medium including a plurality of layers, using an array of sensors. The array comprises at least two transducers and at least one transceiver attached to said at least two transducers, the at least one transceiver is configured to transmit at least one signal toward the medium and receive a plurality of signals affected by the medium; a data acquisition unit and at least one processor unit, configured to: process the affected plurality of signals to yield a plurality of transfer functions wherein each of said plurality of transfer functions comprising said medium response between two transducers of said at least two transducers as function of frequency or time; and process the plurality of transfer functions to yield a plurality of statistical measures, and process said statistical measures to calculate said medium parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: VAYYAR IMAGING LTD
    Inventors: Yuval Lomnitz, Jonathan Rosenfeld, Doron Cohen, Shachar Shayovitz
  • Patent number: 10547892
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving apparatus includes: a first receiving unit receiving broadcast data for a first transmission method; a second receiving unit receiving broadcast data for a second transmission method; a first decoding unit decoding the broadcast data received by the first receiving unit; a second decoding unit decoding the broadcast data received by the second receiving unit; a video output unit outputting video, the video being generated based on data decoded by the first or second decoding unit; an operation input unit receiving control information from a remote controller; and a control unit controlling the units based on the control information received by the operation input unit. The remote controller includes a button to output control information for switching between a display state and a non-display state of service, the service being linked with a broadcasting program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Takuya Shimizu, Nobuo Masuoka, Yasunobu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10511849
    Abstract: A video decoder, and corresponding method are described for enabling fast channel change of compressed video, where a video decoder for receiving compressed stream data and providing decompressed video output includes receiving the compressed stream data and separating the normal stream and the channel change stream, a normal decoding portion for selectably receiving the compressed normal and channel change streams, and providing decompressed video output, and a normal frame store in signal communication with the normal decoding portion for storing reference pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Jill MacDonald Boyce, Alexandros Michael Tourapis, Jeffrey Allen Cooper
  • Patent number: 10511462
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to DC interference cancelation in received wireless signals. Disclosed techniques may be performed in the digital domain, in conjunction with analog cancelation techniques. In some embodiments, a receiver apparatus operates a local oscillator at a frequency corresponding to a particular pilot symbol in a received wireless signal. In some embodiments the receiver estimates DC interference at the frequency based on the received pilot symbol (this may be facilitated by the fact that the contents of pilot symbols are known, because they are typically used for channel estimation). In some embodiments, the receiver apparatus is configured to cancel the DC interference based on the estimate to determine received data in subsequently received signals at the frequency. Disclosed techniques may allow narrowband receivers to efficiently use more of their allocated frequency bandwidth, rather than wasting bandwidth near the frequency of the local oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Konstantinos Sarrigeorgidis, Tarik Tabet, Lydi Smaini
  • Patent number: 10419749
    Abstract: An antenna system for use with a media device is provided. The antenna system includes a multi-mode active antenna configurable to operate in a plurality of modes. Each mode of the plurality of has a distinct radiation pattern. The antenna system includes a supplemental tuner that is separate from a primary tuner associated with the media device. The antenna system includes a switching device movable between at least two positions to selectively couple the active antenna to the supplemental tuner. When the switching device is in a first position, the active antenna is coupled to the supplemental tuner. When the switching device is in a second position, the active antenna is coupled to the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Roe, John Shamblin, Vahid Manian, Dhaval Bhavnagari
  • Patent number: 10409542
    Abstract: A display system includes a first display device having an active display region having individually controllable pixels, a sensor to generate information that is useful for determining a position of the first display device relative to a second display device, and a display controller to determine the position of the first display device relative to the second display device based on the information generated by the sensor. The display controller determines an image to be shown on the first display device based on the position of the first display device relative to the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Rex Huang, Wei-Ru Chen, Eric Huang
  • Patent number: 10404516
    Abstract: A data demodulation method, apparatus, and system are presented. The method includes obtaining notification information indicating that user equipment (UE) is in a high-speed moving state; performing time-frequency synchronization processing on first downlink data according to the notification information to obtain second downlink data; and performing demodulation processing on the second downlink data to obtain third downlink data, where in the demodulation processing, inter-transmission time intervals (TTIs) filtering for a channel estimation is not performed, or a filtering coefficient as a weight of a current TTI for a channel estimation is greater than a filtering coefficient as a weight of a TTI that is at the time when the UE is in the non-high-speed moving state for a channel estimation. The demodulation method is applicable to a high-speed scenario for improving a downlink data throughput of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiming Li, Jiadi Liu, Jing Han, Anjian Li
  • Patent number: 10390075
    Abstract: A semiconductor device that is suitable for high-speed operation is provided. The semiconductor device includes a decoder. The decoder includes a first circuit. The first circuit is configured to operate in synchronization with a clock signal. The first circuit is configured to perform image processing. A circuit configuration of the first circuit can be changed. Clock gating is performed on the first circuit to prevent the clock signal from being input to the first circuit when the circuit configuration of the first circuit is being changed. A broadcasting system including the semiconductor device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Munehiro Kozuma
  • Patent number: 10372664
    Abstract: A first communication unit 21 of a host-side transceiver device 20 performs communication based on an I2C communication scheme with a host device 10 and receives an access request signal sent from the host device 10. A second communication unit 22 performs communication based on a communication scheme different from the I2C communication scheme with a remote-side transceiver device 30 and sends the access request signal received by the first communication unit 21 to the remote-side transceiver device 30. The first communication unit 21 notifies the host device 10 that the first communication unit 21 has received the access request signal sent from the host device 10 before the access to the remote device 40 based on the access request signal sent from the second communication unit 22 ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: THINE ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Rei Fujiki, Ryo Takeuchi, Takayuki Murakami
  • Patent number: 10375435
    Abstract: A method for programming a recording of a program by a digital television decoder. The decoder has a service plan including a plurality of services. The program to be recorded is broadcast on a first service. The decoder is aware of the first service, an identifier of the program to be recorded, and a theoretical start time of the program to be recorded. When the decoder receives a first standardized table from the first service, the decoder is put in a first operational mode in which the decoder starts recording the program based on the detection of an identifier of the program in the first standardized table, and, when the decoder detects no reception of the first standardized table, the decoder is put in a second operational mode in which the decoder starts recording the program based on the theoretical start time of the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventor: Frédéric Sodi
  • Patent number: 10291945
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a data processing apparatus and a data processing method that enable correct clock synchronization by use of clock information. The data processing apparatus receives a digital broadcast signal so as to process content included in the digital broadcast signal and clock information also included therein for use in presentation synchronization on the content and sends via a transmission path the processed content and clock information to another data processing apparatus that presents the received content. On the other hand, the another data processing apparatus receives via the transmission path the content and clock information sent from the data processing apparatus so as to process presentation synchronization on the received content on the basis of the received clock information. The present technology is applicable to data processing apparatuses configured to process content, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10271106
    Abstract: A notifiable event pertaining to a series of videos is detected. A user who has a highest affinity score with respect to the series is selected from a plurality of users who have partially viewed the series. A notification indicative of the notifiable event pertaining to the series is generated. The notification comprising a reference to at least a portion of a video included in the series. The at least the portion of the video has not been previously viewed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Davies
  • Patent number: 10257459
    Abstract: A receiving apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives expected waves, and a control unit that sets the receiving unit to an operational state that has a lower electricity consumption within a range in which reception performance is allowed, depending on interference waves with respect to the expected waves that the receiving unit receives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunari Takiguchi, Takahiro Furuya, Tomonori Nakajima, Mitsuru Ikeda, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Masaru Fujii, Toshikazu Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10243655
    Abstract: A method and system for simultaneous mitigation of optical impairment from both equalizer-phase noise interaction (EPNI) and fiber nonlinear effects (FNE) is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method is directed to simultaneous mitigation of optical impairment from both equalizer-phase noise interaction (EPNI) and fiber nonlinear effects (FNE) using a fast-adaptive multi-tap digital filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Xiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10194185
    Abstract: A device may be configured to signal system time using partial time values. Partial time values may be included in a physical frame preamble. Partial time values may be transmitted according to a specified interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sheau Ng
  • Patent number: 10177946
    Abstract: A method and system for impairment shifting is disclosed and may include receiving one or more radio frequency (RF) analog television signals in a receiver of a communication device, downconverting the received one or more received RF analog television signals to baseband frequencies, synchronizing the receiver to the one or more received RF analog television signals, and adjusting a frequency of one or more local oscillators in the receiver to configure in-phase/quadrature (I/Q) mismatch of a picture carrier signal to fall near a sound carrier signal in the received RF analog television signals. The frequency of the one or more local oscillators may be adjusted to configure a DC offset impairment to fall between luminance and chrominance harmonics at baseband in the analog television signals. I/Q imbalanced impairments may be configured with about 300 kHz separation from the sound carrier signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Chengzhi Zhou, Shuang Yu
  • Patent number: 10175418
    Abstract: An imaging directional backlight apparatus including a waveguide, a light source array, for providing large area directed illumination from localized light sources. The waveguide may include a stepped structure, in which the steps may further include extraction features optically hidden to guided light, propagating in a first forward direction. Returning light propagating in a second backward direction may be refracted, diffracted, or reflected by the features to provide discrete illumination beams exiting from the top surface of the waveguide. Viewing windows are formed through imaging individual light sources and hence defines the relative positions of system elements and ray paths. The uncorrected system creates non-illuminated void portions when viewed off-axis preventing uniform wide angle 2D illumination modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: RealD Spark, LLC
    Inventors: Michael G. Robinson, Graham J. Woodgate, Jonathan Harrold, Miller H. Schuck
  • Patent number: 10151871
    Abstract: A ultra-thin LED bar lights includes a bar house, a light module, a reflection film, a light guide plate, and a cover having a light transmittance less than 90%. An angle between the circuit board and the accessory placed board being larger than 80 degrees and less than 90 degrees. The light guide plate includes an incidence wall for receiving the emitted light of the light module, three reflective walls for reflecting light, and a diffusion surface contacting with the reflection film. A width of the diffusion surface of the light guide plate is between 3 times or 4 times the length or the maximum diameter of the LED chips and provides a plurality of light guide points thereon. The light guide points include a plurality of spaced apart circular dots, the total area of which is 50% to 55% of the total area of the diffusion surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Self Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Ji, Zhaoyong Zheng
  • Patent number: 10140209
    Abstract: A time de-interleaving circuit applied to a communication system to de-interleave an interleaved signal is provided. The interleaved signal includes a plurality of cells. The time de-interleaving circuit includes a memory module and a buffering memory module. The memory module stores the cells, which are in a unit of a plurality of cells to form a plurality of cell groups. The memory module is accessed in a unit of one cell group. The buffering memory module buffers a part of the cells from the memory module to arrange an output sequence of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
    Inventor: Chun-Chieh Wang
  • Patent number: 10133101
    Abstract: Disclosed is a liquid crystal display device that may include a backlight unit including a light guiding plate with a light-incidence portion and an optical sheet portion disposed on the light guiding plate; and a panel support member for supporting a rear edge portion of a liquid crystal display panel, and preparing an air gap between the light guiding plate and one edge portion of the optical sheet portion disposed on the light-incidence portion, wherein it is possible to prevent defects of front luminance in the light-incidence portion with a small bezel width, and to improve mechanical reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: SangSoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10112111
    Abstract: A method, system, computer readable media and cloud systems are provided for generating views of a virtual reality environment for a spectator. One example method includes enabling a spectator to view into a virtual reality environment, and control what specific content within the environment the spectator wishes to see. By allowing the spectator to move closer or further away from specific content, the spectators movement toward or away will cause an automatic scaling of content within the virtual-reality content being generated by an HMD player, that is sharing the content with the spectator. Other features include allowing a spectator to adjust the viewing angle of the content. The viewing angle of the content can be moved by allowing the spectator to reach into the content or control the content scene, and then position the content in the viewing angle that is most comfortable to the position of the spectator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Marks, Steven Osman
  • Patent number: 10116343
    Abstract: A multi-mixer system includes an amplifier module and a plurality of channels. The amplifier module is arranged for receiving signals from an antenna or antenna arrays to generate a plurality of radio frequency (RF) input signals. The plurality of channels are coupled to the amplifier module, wherein the plurality of channels receive the RF input signals, respectively, and each of the channels includes a mixer for mixing one of the RF input signals with a local oscillating signal to generate a mixed signal. In addition, at least one of the channels includes an interference reduction circuit positioned between the amplifier module and the mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ying-Tsang Lu, Yen-Hung Kuo, Yuan-Yu Fu, Chinq-Shiun Chiu
  • Patent number: 10061738
    Abstract: An ephemeral system includes an ephemeral communications device and associated ephemeral memory system (onboard or peripheral) for securing user data. Different secure operating modes are provided for customizing user security requirements across end-to-end communications links, including in exchanges of electronic data between smartphone devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: JONKER LLC
    Inventors: John Nicholas Gross, David K.Y. Liu
  • Patent number: 10045067
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide systems and methods for replacing recorded media content. In an example method, at least one media content source is searched for a media content item recorded to storage of a first media content device. Based on the media content item being found at a first media content source of the at least one media content source, a recording of the media content item to storage of a second media content device is scheduled based on the media content item being recordable from the first media content source at the second media content device. Based on the media content item not being recordable from the first media content source at the second media device, the availability of the media content item is indicated to the second media content device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Stevens
  • Patent number: 10036837
    Abstract: A light-control member (13) includes a substrate (39); light-shielding layers (40) provided in a first area (A1) on one surface (39a) of the substrate (39); a light-diffusion section (41) provided in an area other than the light-shielding layers (40) in the first area (A1) and formed of light transmitting material; and a support section(45) provided in a second area (A2) positioned on an outer side of the first area (A1) on the one surface (39a), in which the light-diffusion section (41) has a light emitting end surface (41a) in contact with the one surface (39a) of the substrate (39), a light incident end surface (41b) opposing the light emitting end surface (41a) and having an area greater than an area of the light emitting end surface (41a), and a reflective surface (41c) which is in contact with the light emitting end surface (41a) and the light incident end surface (41b) and on which light incident from the light incident end surface (41b) is reflected, and a formation area of the support section (45) pe
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi Asaoka, Shohei Katsuta, Hideomi Yui, Sho Ochi, Tsuyoshi Maeda
  • Patent number: 10033421
    Abstract: In one example, a semiconductor die includes multi-standard, multi-channel expandable television/satellite receiver that can be flexibly implemented in a number of different configurations to enable incorporation into a plurality of different systems. The semiconductor die may include multiple tuners to receive and tune a terrestrial radio frequency (RF) signal and a satellite RF signal. These tuners may include different frequency synthesizers including voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) to generate VCO signals at different frequencies, mixers to downconvert the RF signals to baseband signals using the VCO signals. In an implementation, the semiconductor die may further include shared circuitry coupled to the tuners to digitize, process and demodulate the baseband signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Vitor Pereira, Mustafa Koroglu, Ruifeng Sun, Ramin Khoini-Poorfard, Abdulkerim Coban, Yu Su, Krishna Pentakota
  • Patent number: 10027515
    Abstract: A system including filter circuits, a least mean square (LMS) engine, and a gain controller. A first filter circuit includes first taps that receive first coefficients. The first filter circuit filters a digital signal to generate a first filtered signal. One of the first coefficients is constrained. The LMS engine, based on a first input signal and a LMS algorithm, generates the first coefficients. A second filter circuit includes second taps that receive second coefficients. The second filter circuit filters the first filtered signal to generate a second filtered signal. The gain controller adjusts a gain of the digital signal based on a second input signal. The second filter circuit introduces: a difference in gain between outputs of the first and second filter circuits to adjust amplitudes of the first and second input signals; and a sampling phase offset between the outputs of the first and second filter circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Pantas Sutardja
  • Patent number: 9985769
    Abstract: A method for generating a channel quality indicator (CQI) in a mobile communication system is presented. The method includes grouping a number of subcarriers to form at least one channel quality indicator subband for generating a channel quality indicator, and generating a channel quality indicator in each channel quality indicator subband, wherein a size of each channel quality indicator subband is dependent on a system bandwidth value and is an integer multiple of a downlink frequency resource unit size, wherein the downlink frequency resource unit size is prescribed according to the system bandwidth value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dong Wook Roh, Bong Hoe Kim, Joon Kui Ahn, Yu Jin Noh, Dong Youn Seo, Ki Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 9942077
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for distributing content using a spectrum generation device. In one embodiment, digital content is received via a time-multiplexed network transport (such as Gigabit Ethernet), and converted to frequency channels suitable for transmission over a content distribution (e.g., Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC)) network. In one variant, the conversion is performed using digital domain processing performed by a full spectrum generation device. Additionally, methods and apparatus for selectively adding, removing, and/or changing digital content from the full spectrum device are also disclosed. Various aspects of the present invention enable physical (infrastructure) consolidation, and software-implemented remote management of content distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Glen Hardin
  • Patent number: 9923655
    Abstract: A radio includes a first tuner and a second tuner. A processor compares a first perceivable volume level of a station tuned by the first tuner to at least one second perceivable volume level of at least one background station tuned by the second tuner. The processor enables automatic volume knob changes using a pre-calibrated lookup table that associates a volume step of the volume knob with a difference between the first perceivable volume level and the second perceivable volume level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Shree Jaisimha, Donald Thomas, Kazuo Morita
  • Patent number: 9912843
    Abstract: A High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) receiving circuit receives an image signal and an input clock transmitted via HDMI and generates output data. The HDMI receiving circuit includes: a sampling circuit, sampling the image signal according to a transmission mode and the input clock to generate the output data; a data comparison circuit, coupled to the sampling circuit, determining whether the output data includes predetermined data to generate a determination result; and a control circuit, coupled to the sampling circuit and the data comparison circuit, determining the transmission mode according to the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Chun Wen Yeh, Shuo-Ting Kao, Te-Chuan Wang
  • Patent number: 9860838
    Abstract: Transmitting device, receiving device, communication device, programs, transmission method, and receiving method for wireless communication of continuous data in the form of packets. A transmitting device includes a data receiving unit that receives continuous data from a network, the continuous data including actual data and null data; a packetizing unit that deletes at least a part of the null data from the continuous data to generate a packet for wireless communication; a transmitting unit that modulates the packet into a radio carrier wave and wirelessly transmits the resulting packet; and a control unit that causes the transmitting unit to stop transmission of the radio carrier wave during at least a part of a time period in which no such packet is transmitted wirelessly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunao Katayama, Yasuteru Kohda, Kohji Takano
  • Patent number: 9811320
    Abstract: Customizing menus for a consumer electronics device, including: preparing menu definitions for the menus to be customized on the consumer electronics device; generating menu configuration information using the prepared menu definitions; transmitting the generated menu configuration information to the consumer electronics device; and managing the menus on a plurality of consumer electronics devices customized with the menu configuration information. Keywords include customization of menus and consumer electronics device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, Leo Mark Pedlow, Jr., Ling Jun Wong, True Xiong
  • Patent number: 9797978
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a UAV, system, and method for radio frequency spectral analysis. Accordingly, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) having a flight body, a flight module, a geolocation module, and a signal detection module is utilized to detect and store signal data associated with various radio signal(s) during flight. The signal data may then be displayed on a processing device to provide a user with a visualization of the signal data parameters in various points of three dimensional space and at particular recorded times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventors: Howard Melamed, Stevan Melamed, Chris Svanberg, Matias Ponce, Michael Horvat
  • Patent number: 9800449
    Abstract: A wideband signal processing receiver system including an interface for connecting to an analog to digital converter (ADC) of a broader signal chain lineup, wherein the interface receives digital data from the ADC, and a field programmable gate array (FPGA) and associated configuration for converting the digital data into two digital signal paths. The two digital signal paths include a frequency domain path and an optionally decimated time domain path. A memory and/or high speed bus stores or transfers high speed bus/link data from the frequency domain path and the time domain path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Allen-Vanguard Corporation
    Inventors: Trevor N. Yensen, Oktay Ureten, Gilad Helman
  • Patent number: 9793935
    Abstract: A multi-mixer system includes an amplifier module and a plurality of channels. The amplifier module is arranged for receiving signals from an antenna or antenna arrays to generate a plurality of radio frequency (RF) input signals. The plurality of channels are coupled to the amplifier module, wherein the plurality of channels receive the RF input signals, respectively, and each of the channels includes a mixer for mixing one of the RF input signals with a local oscillating signal to generate a mixed signal. In addition, at least one of the channels includes an interference reduction circuit positioned between the amplifier module and the mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Ying-Tsang Lu, Yen-Hung Kuo, Yuan-Yu Fu, Chinq-Shiun Chiu
  • Patent number: 9774890
    Abstract: In one form, the present teachings provide a method and apparatus for broadcasting an event. The method includes receiving data related to an event via an uplink. Another aspect of the method includes determining whether the data is broadcast on a recurring basis. The method also includes determining whether a transponder channel associated with multiplexed program channels has any unused data or bandwidth to broadcast a portion of the data along with the multiplexed program channels. Additionally, the method includes broadcasting the portion of the data in a data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventor: David Christopher St. John-Larkin
  • Patent number: 9740396
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for receiving sensor data indicative of one or more vibrational and/or environmental characteristics associated with a user device, a user of the user device, and/or an environment that includes the user device; determining a value for a metric representative of the one or more characteristics; determining a value of a gesture detection parameter based at least in part on the value of the metric; receiving input corresponding to a touch event detected at a touch-sensitive display of the device; and analyzing the input based at least in part on the value of the gesture detection parameter to determine whether the touch event corresponds to a particular type of gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juergen Ahaus, Arnaud Marie Froment, Kenneth Paul Kiraly, Jonathan Ian McCormack
  • Patent number: 9740047
    Abstract: A backlight unit is discussed, which includes a frame including a bottom and a sidewall extending from the bottom; at least one substrate located on the frame, and a plurality of light sources mounted on the at least one substrate; and a reflecting sheet located on the at least one substrate, wherein the reflecting sheet includes: a first sheet part located on the bottom, the first sheet part including a plurality of holes corresponding to the plurality of the light sources, and a plurality of first dots; and a second sheet part extended from the first sheet, the second sheet part including a plurality of second dots, wherein the plurality of first dots are positioned adjacent to at least one of the plurality of holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sewon Oh, Eunseok Kim
  • Patent number: 9734705
    Abstract: A logo assembly, a control method, a controller and an electronic device are provided. The logo assembly comprises: a front case of a logo and a touchpad attached to a backside of the front case of the logo. The touchpad comprises a touch sensor configured to send a control signal to the controller when detecting a touch control operation to the front case of the logo, such that the controller performs a control operation to the electronic device after receiving the control signal. By attaching the touchpad to the backside of the front case of the logo, it solves the issue that a logo has a negative impact on the design of the position of buttons at the front panel of the electronic device, thus reducing the impact of the logo on the position of the buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Jun Wan, Qiang Xu, Yongjian Sun