Receiver Circuitry Patents (Class 348/725)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9705543
    Abstract: A wireless-device-end communicator transmits, to a remote-end communicator, an IF signal and a wireless-device-end AF signal, the wireless-device-end AF signal being generated by demodulating the IF signal on a basis of a wireless-device-end local frequency. A remote-end controller starts a tuning mode when an instruction obtainer obtains the start instruction for the tuning mode, and adjusts a remote-end local frequency in accordance with the obtained adjustment instruction. A remote end demodulator demodulates the received IF signal on a basis of the remote-end local frequency, and outputs a remote-end AF signal. An outputter outputs the remote-end AF signal in the tuning mode, and outputs the wireless-device-end AF signal in a normal mode. At an end of the tuning mode, the wireless-device-end local frequency is adjusted in such a way that the reception frequency of a wireless device becomes consistent with the reception frequency indicated by the last adjustment instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: ICOM Incorporated
    Inventor: Masaaki Nishihata
  • Patent number: 9661350
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for estimating received error rates. In one embodiment, the estimation of received error rates is conducted in relation to a bus interface such as a high-speed High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) interface, and the method utilizes corrupted symbols that violate TMDS symbol rules, the corrupted symbols being easily detected and counted. In one exemplary implementation, a symbol error rate (SER) can be estimated from the number of detected invalid symbols. The SER can be used to diagnose the performance of the HDMI interface, and optionally as a basis for selecting or implementing corrective action(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Whitby-Strevens
  • Patent number: 9648054
    Abstract: In view of the above, in one aspect of the present invention, in response to a request for registering a specific management terminal to be under management of a specific administrator, a transmission management system not only registers terminal identification information of the specific management terminal, to terminal identification information of management terminals being managed by the specific administrator, but also registers the terminal identification information of the specific management terminal from candidate counterpart terminal identification information for the other management terminals being managed by the specific administrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuta Hamada
  • Patent number: 9628317
    Abstract: In a multicarrier radio transmission system complex-valued symbols are assigned to at least a first subcarrier and a second adjacent subcarrier, wherein the symbols assigned to the second subcarrier are offset in frequency by half a subcarrier against the symbols assigned to the first subcarrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Vodafone GmbH
    Inventors: Ivan Gaspar, Gerhard Fettweis, Maximilian Matthe
  • Patent number: 9590633
    Abstract: A carry-skip one-bit full adder and a field programmable gate array device, the full adder includes: a first multiplexer, a second multiplexer, and an adder, the first multiplexer includes a first addend input end and a first constant input end configured to input a first constant to the first multiplexer; the second multiplexer includes a second addend input end and a second constant input end configured to input a second constant to the second multiplexer; when the first addend input end is not used for input of a first addend, and/or when the second addend input end is not used for input of a second addend, the first multiplexer selects to output the first constant input, and the second multiplexer selects to output the second constant input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Capital Microelectronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping Fan, Jia Geng, Yuanpeng Wang
  • Patent number: 9584963
    Abstract: A radio receiver 516 for receiving travel information, such as traffic events or the like, and optionally parts 520, 522 of an antenna therefor, are located within a housing 512 of a portable device having location determining capability, such as a PND 510. A common port 514 is used for connection both to data and power, for example in a home environment, and also to receive signals from the antenna, for example in a vehicle environment, with a switch 518 being provided within the device for switching between the two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: TomTom International B.V
    Inventors: Tung-Che Huang, Ching-Tun Yu, Marino Strik, Jan Johannes Maria van den Elzen
  • Patent number: 9584857
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiver includes: a receiver that receives a broadcast signal of a physical channel in digital broadcasting; a current position detector that detects a current position; a current region determiner that determines, as a current region, a region to which the current position belongs; a receivability determiner that controls the receiver to determine whether the broadcast signal of the physical channel can be received; a storage unit that stores receivable area information indicating a receivable area where the broadcast signal of the physical channel can be received; and an updating unit that, when the receivability determiner determines that the broadcast signal can be received, obtains, out of the stored receivable area information, receivable area information for the current region indicating a receivable area in the current region, and performs an update process to update the receivable area information for the current region based on the current position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuya Takaki, Keiichi Shirasuka, Soichiro Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9571779
    Abstract: A terrestrial receiver at a premises includes a plurality of antennas and a corresponding plurality of tuners. The terrestrial receiver receives terrestrial television signals via the plurality of antennas and the plurality of tuners and diversity combines a corresponding plurality of terrestrial television channels within the received terrestrial television signals, for example, based on control signals received from one or more customer premises equipment (CPE). The terrestrial receiver processes the diversity combined corresponding plurality of terrestrial television channels and communicates the processed and diversity combined corresponding plurality of terrestrial television channels to the one or more CPE. The diversity combined corresponding plurality of terrestrial television channels may be remodulated, and converted to corresponding analog signals prior to being communicated to the one or more CPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: MAXLINEAR, INC.
    Inventor: Curtis Ling
  • Patent number: 9532084
    Abstract: A set-top box or media server device may operate to switch the source of incoming television content to, for example, improve power efficiency of the device. In one implementation, the device may receiving a television channel as part of a modulated television signal and extract, by a tuner associated with the device, the television channel from the modulated television signal. The device may determine to switch reception of the television channel from the modulated television signal to a packet-based video stream corresponding to the television channel. The device may provide the television channel, as received via the packet-based video stream, to the display device in place of the television channel received via the modulated television signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Sankar Ram Dhanabalan, Senthil K. Raghavan, Prabhakar Mani
  • Patent number: 9520935
    Abstract: A wireless audio receiver system and method is provided that is capable of receiving one or more radio frequency (RF) signals containing audio signals modulated by analog and/or digital modulation schemes, operating in full diversity mode or switched diversity mode, demodulating the RF signals, and outputting analog audio signals and a combined digital audio signal. The system and method switches multiple diversity antennas to route received RF signals to respective RF signal processing paths. Digitized passband modulated signals are demodulated to generate analog audio signals, and a combined digital audio signal with one or multiple channels may also be generated. The system and method are capable of demodulating signals modulated using a wide variety of modulation schemes. Reconfigurable computing components are utilized to demodulate digitized passband modulated signals and generate the analog audio signals and combined digital audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Goodson, Tom Kundmann
  • Patent number: 9478125
    Abstract: A system and method used to configure a smart device to command functional operations of a target appliance. The smart device retrieves from a controllable appliance, such as a settop box, data indicative of a codeset identity of the target appliance wherein the codeset identity was determined during a process used to configure a conventional universal remote control to command functional operations of the target appliance and wherein the process used to configure the conventional universal remote control is performed in cooperation with the controllable appliance. A remote control application resident on the smart device then uses the data indicative of the codeset identity retrieved from the controllable appliance to also configure the smart device to command functional operations of the target appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Paul D. Arling, Brian Barnett, Jesus Perez
  • Patent number: 9479722
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus comprising a plurality of antenna terminals, a first switch configured to select an antenna terminal of the plurality of antenna terminals, a second switch configured to receive an output of the antenna terminal from the first switch and divide the output of the antenna terminal into a first output and a second output, a surface acoustic wave filter configured to receive the first output from the second switch, and a tuner/decoder configured to receive an output of the surface acoustic wave filter and the second output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Kouki Tsukahara, Hideki Nozawa
  • Patent number: 9473802
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are described to obtain a lower-quality replacement when the reception of a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) or other broadcast television signal becomes weak or unavailable due to weather, maintenance or other circumstances. The received broadcast television signal is monitored by a receiver, antenna, outdoor unit or the like. When the received broadcast signal becomes weak or unavailable, the television receiver obtains a lower quality replacement for received broadcast signal from a network service or other alternate source to thereby continue the playback of the television program. Lower quality alternatives may include lower quality video streams, audio streams, text tickers, web pages or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Sling Media PVT Ltd.
    Inventor: Yatish Jayant Naik Raikar
  • Patent number: 9449324
    Abstract: A TV with various licensable components including, e.g., an ATSC demodulator requests a license for a component upon detection of a physical condition implicating use of the component, such as plugging a cable into a particular port, or upon receipt of a user-input command requiring use of the component, such as a request to autoscan channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Aran Sadja, Theodore R. Booth, Ludovic Douillet
  • Patent number: 9411768
    Abstract: A method allocates physical addresses HDMI-CEC devices within an HDMI-CEC device network. The HDMI-CEC device network includes a plurality of HDMI-CEC devices consisting of at least two root devices, a plurality of parent devices, and a plurality of slave devices. Each of the root devices has a root ID. When a slave device is plug into an HDMI interface of a parent device, the parent device allocates a root ID and a physical address for the slave device. The slave device creates a route table according to the allocated root ID and physical address, to establish a serial communication with the parent device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jeng-Li Huang
  • Patent number: 9407873
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus is compatible with a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and serves as a sink device. The information processing apparatus comprising: a storage unit that stores therein recommended device information that is about a recommended source device and that includes a logical address and a vendor ID of the source device; and a controlling unit that obtains information about a logical address and a vendor ID of a source device connected to the information processing apparatus, compares the obtained information with the recommended device information, and if it is determined that the connected source device is not the recommended source device, performs control so as to allow the connected source device to be used while limiting a usage range of video and audio outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9407482
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for tunable filters. In one aspect there is provided an apparatus. The apparatus may include a bandpass filter comprising a resistive-capacitive configuration of N-path filters tunable to a first center frequency based on at least a first clock frequency; a notch filter comprising a capacitive-resistive configuration of N-path filters tunable to a second center frequency based on at least a second clock frequency; and a combiner coupled to the bandpass filter and the notch filter to combine a bandpass output signal provided by the bandpass filter and a notch output signal provided by the notch filter, wherein the combiner outputs a combined output. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sudhir Aggarwal, Md Naimul Hasan
  • Patent number: 9369755
    Abstract: An antenna sub-system apparatus for receiving a plurality of over the air television broadcast signals comprising a plurality of antennas packaged together capable of receiving broadcast signals, each antenna capable of receiving independent signals, and an active electronics assembly, wherein the antennas are secured together, include a coupling means for connecting to the active electronics assembly, and, a plurality of amplifier/tuner elements, one for each antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: New Choices Entertainment Incorporated
    Inventor: Mark Alan Gintis
  • Patent number: 9341892
    Abstract: The present provides a back plate including a plate and a side wall. The side wall extends out from an edge of the plate, wherein the side wall includes a wall body, a first bending sheet, and a second bending sheet. The first bending sheet is formed by bending outward from a top end of the wall body along a first rotating direction. The second bending sheet is formed by bending an end of the first bending sheet that is away from the top end of the wall body inward along a second rotating direction contrary to the first rotating direction, wherein at least a portion of the second bending sheet overlaps the first bending sheet. The second bending sheet includes a fixing part disposed on a face of the second bending sheet that faces away from the first bending sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: DARWIN PRECISIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chia-Hsin Chang, Feng-Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 9258072
    Abstract: A low-noise block downconverter (LNB) is disclosed. The low-noise block downconverter comprises a first input module, for outputting a first intermediate frequency (IF) signal after receiving a first polarization signal via a first input end; a second input module, for outputting a second IF signal after receiving a second polarization signal via a second input end; a first output module, coupled to the first input module, for amplifying the first IF signal, to output a first user signal to a first user; and a second output module, coupled to the second input module, for amplifying the second IF signal, to output a second user signal to a second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: RichWave Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Hsin-Ta Wu, Jui-Yu Chang, Jau-Jr Lin