Tuning Patents (Class 348/731)
  • Patent number: 11974065
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a broadcast receiving device that minimizes the time required for channel search and a display device including the same, and the broadcast receiving device includes an RF automatic gain controller configured to perform automatic gain control to adjust a gain value according to an input magnitude of an RF signal, and a controller configured to detect the presence or absence of a signal in a preset frequency band based on whether the gain value is changed, and to perform channel search in the preset frequency band according to the presence or absence of a signal in the preset frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Ingyu Lee
  • Patent number: 11942906
    Abstract: The present invention provides a transmitter including a mixer, a harmonic impedance adjustment circuit and an amplifier. The mixer is configured to mix a first baseband signal with a first oscillation signal to generate a first mixed signal to a first node, and to mix a second baseband signal with a second oscillation signal to generate a second mixed signal to a second node. The harmonic impedance adjustment circuit is coupled between the first node and the second node, and is configured to reduce harmonic components of the first mixed signal and the second mixed signal to generate an adjusted first mixed signal and an adjusted second mixed signal. The amplifier is coupled to the harmonic impedance adjustment circuit, and is configured to generate an amplified signal according to the adjusted first mixed signal and the adjusted second mixed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Ting-Yao Huang, Teng-Yuan Chang, Po-Chih Wang, Ka-Un Chan
  • Patent number: 11901927
    Abstract: Dynamic range of radio frequency transmitters and receivers may be improved via a multiple-channel phasor configuration in which channels are phased in a manner that distributes the local oscillator phases over ?/2 radians. A multiple-channel phasing receiver may include a power splitter to split an input signal into multiple signals, and may further include multiple single-channel receivers providing intermediate signals. Each single-channel receiver may have an input that receives a respective signal of the multiple signals, and may further have an output to provide a respective intermediate signal as a function of the respective input signal, a total gain applied to the respective input signal, a signal frequency of the local oscillator signal, and a respective phase of the local oscillator signal. The multiple-channel receiver may include a digital signal processor that combines the plurality of intermediate signals into a single output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Nikhil Ashok Deshmukh, Michael Loehning
  • Patent number: 11889162
    Abstract: A device, such as for example and without limitation, a set-top box, is programmed to receive metadata relating to available media content. At least one item of media content is identified as selected to be provided to a display upon activation of the display. The at least one item of selected media content is provided to the display upon activation of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Kristopher Brulotte
  • Patent number: 11838680
    Abstract: Techniques are described for expanding and/or improving the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering the next generation broadcast television services. In a boundary region between first and second broadcast stations in which a receiver can pick up signals from both stations, a lower level signaling PLP is used to identify frequencies duplicatively carrying the same service and then higher level PLPs are activated for each duplicate to determine a channel quality metric for identifying the best frequency to receive the service on, which is sent from both stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Graham Clift, Luke Fay, Brant Candelore, Adam Goldberg, Fred Ansfield, Loren F. Pineda
  • Patent number: 11805290
    Abstract: A method for managing zapping from a first digital content to a second digital content is disclosed. The first and second digital contents are obtained by HTTP adaptive streaming by a multimedia stream reader terminal and are each associated with a description file comprising a list of time segments of the content, each time segment being associated with multiple encoding rates of the content. The zapping management method involves: receiving a request to zap from the first digital content to the second digital content; obtaining the description file of the second digital content; selecting a rate for encoding a first time segment of the second digital content to be downloaded, on the basis of a resource constraint obtained by the multimedia stream reader terminal and on the basis of a target zapping time; and downloading the first time segment of the second digital content at the selected rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Mathieu Rivoalen, Hervé Marchand
  • Patent number: 11790573
    Abstract: An antenna position determination system determines a position for an antenna to communicate with a broadcast tower and present the antenna to a user via augmented reality. The antenna position determination system receives information indicating one or more broadcast towers including a location for each broadcast tower. The antenna position determination system selects a broadcast tower of the one or more broadcast towers and receives an image of an antenna. The antenna position determination system determines a position for the antenna to communicate with the selected broadcast tower based on the image of the antenna and the selected broadcast tower. The antenna position determination system presents the determined position of the antenna to a user via an augmented reality user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: DISH NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Girish Reddivari, Prashanth Reddy Tummalapalli, Gopikumar Ranganathan
  • Patent number: 11784679
    Abstract: A cable network that includes a multi-slope equalizer and/or cable simulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: David B. Bowler, Michael R. Morisseau
  • Patent number: 11736770
    Abstract: A consumer electronic device tracks the current channel to which the electronic consumer device is tuned. The consumer electronic device determines an amount of time that the current channel remains unchanged. Based at least in part on this amount of time, the consumer electronic device determines whether the current channel should be stored as a favorite channel. When the consumer electronic device subsequently receives a favorite channel command, the consumer electronic device is caused to tune to the favorite channel that is currently stored in memory. Changing user preferences are thus automatically accommodated without manual intervention, resulting in an effortless user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Ramaiah Satish
  • Patent number: 11722730
    Abstract: A system and method for detection of media items matching is disclosed. A method may include determining that a first media item associated with a media item owner is to be used as a reference media item to detect other media items matching the reference media item, detecting a subsequently uploaded media item that includes at least a threshold portion of the reference media item, and providing a graphical user interface (GUI) for presentation to the media item owner, the GUI including a media identifier associated with the subsequently uploaded media item and one or more actions to be initiated by the media item owner with respect to the subsequently uploaded media item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Fabio Magagna, David Rosenstein
  • Patent number: 11699403
    Abstract: A local-dimming display generally includes a light source configured to generate a backlight, a first display aligned with the light source and having multiple first pixels, wherein each first pixel is configured to selectively pass and block the backlight, and a second display aligned with the first display and having multiple second pixels. A particular pixel is controlled to pass the backlight. The particular pixel corresponds with an aligned pixel and multiple parallax pixels of the first pixels controlled at a first transmit level, and multiple neighboring pixels of the first pixels controlled at one or more second transmit levels. The one or more second transmit levels are less than or equal to the first transmit level. The first pixels cooperating at the first transmit level and the second transmit levels selectively presents the backlight to the second display with a declining intensity pattern in the neighboring pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Fredrick Luther Weindorf
  • Patent number: 11676481
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling set up of a controlling device capable of controlling a plurality of appliances, via an interactive instruction set and associated programming. The programming is accessible by a STB or other controllable appliance and is configured to appropriately display interactive instructions and prompts to a user during a user initiated set up procedure for configuration of another controllable device (e.g., DVD, VCR, DVR, etc) available to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lee Haughawout, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 11651678
    Abstract: A system and method for enabling set up of a controlling device capable of controlling a plurality of appliances, via an interactive instruction set and associated programming. The programming is accessible by a STB or other controllable appliance and is configured to appropriately display interactive instructions and prompts to a user during a user initiated set up procedure for configuration of another controllable device (e.g., DVD, VCR, DVR, etc) available to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lee Haughawout, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 11606759
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless signal receiving device and method capable of making different adjustments for different kinds of wireless communication to configure the device itself adaptively. The device includes an analog-front-end receiving circuit and a media access control (MAC) and post-processing circuit. The analog-front-end receiving circuit receives a first (second) communication signal through first (second) wireless communication in a first (second) duration and then generates a first (second) reception signal according to the first (second) communication signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yi-Lin Li
  • Patent number: 11588055
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a thin-film transistor and a method for manufacturing the same, an array substrate, and a display device. The thin film transistor of the present disclosure include a plurality of insulating layers, among which at least one insulating layer on the low temperature polysilicon layer comprises organic material, so vias could be formed in the organic material by an exposing and developing process, thereby effectively avoiding the over-etching problem of the low temperature polycrystalline silicon layer caused by dry etching process. By adopting the method for manufacturing the film transistors of the present disclosure, the contact area and uniformity of the drain electrode and the low temperature polysilicon material layer can be increased; the conductivity can be improved; and the production cycle of products can be greatly reduced and thereby improving the equipment capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignees: ORDOS YUANGSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Yongbo Ju, Xikang Jin, Zhimin Wang, Jianbin Gao, Xiaoguang Chen, Xinbo Zhou, Jianjun Chen
  • Patent number: 11579479
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device includes: first and second liquid crystal cells; first and second circuit boards connected to the first and second liquid crystal cells through first and second flexible wiring boards, respectively; a frame disposed on an opposite side to the first liquid crystal cell with respect to the second liquid crystal cell; and a holder that holds the first circuit board and the second circuit board. The first circuit board and the second circuit board are disposed on an opposite side to the second liquid crystal cell with respect to the frame. The second circuit board is located closer to the frame than the first circuit board, and the holder sandwiches the first circuit board, and stores the second circuit board between the frame and the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignees: PANASONIC LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY CO., LTD., PASONA KNOWLEDGE PARTNER INC.
    Inventor: Ryosuke Yabuki
  • Patent number: 11496791
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and processes for facilitating seamless use of tuners across multiple devices within a LAN are described and may include use of a first user device, communicatively coupled to the LAN, that includes a first hardware processor configured to execute first, non-transient, computer instructions for facilitating a first seamless tuner engine configured to identify at least one first tuner. A second user device, communicatively coupled to the LAN, may include a second hardware processor configured to execute second, non-transient, computer instructions for facilitating a second seamless tuner configured to identify at least one second tuner. At least one of, if not each, of seamless tuner engines may be configured to generate a universal tuner directory identifying availability of each the tuners. The universal tuner directory may be populated and tuners allocated based upon an emergency broadcast, auto-tune, PPV, original content, re-run, or Joey request type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Dish Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mark John Sokald, Jason Paul Carlson, Seth Byerley, Yunfeng Yang, John Huynh, Gowtham Ram Ramkumar
  • Patent number: 11496167
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided herein that include an improved RF switch assembly. In at least one embodiment, the RF switch assembly may have an optimized topology including a common node shared by each signal path, reducing the size and cost of the RF switch assembly and providing improved performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: John Jackson Nisbet
  • Patent number: 11488559
    Abstract: The present application discloses a display assembly and a display device. The display assembly includes a first display panel, a second display panel and a driving circuit; the second display panel is arranged in a stack with the first display panel; the first display panel and the second display panel have the same resolution, and the driving circuit outputs the same data driving signal to the first display panel and the second display panel; light emitting surfaces of the first display panel and the second display panel face the same direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: BEIHAI HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., HKC CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Cheng-Hung Chen, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 11463136
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmission device, a transmission method, a reception device, and a reception method that make it possible to more reliably transmit a transmission control signal. Provided is a transmission device including a transmission unit that includes a first transmission control signal compatible with a first system in a first broadcast signal including a signal of a first content compatible with the first system and a signal of a second content compatible with a second system and transmits the first broadcast signal via a first transmission antenna, and includes a second transmission control signal compatible with the second system in a second broadcast signal including the signal of the second content and transmits the second broadcast signal via a second transmission antenna. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a transmission system compatible with a broadcast system such as an ISDB-T system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Lui Sakai
  • Patent number: 11405662
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for a user device controlling a playback buffer to reduce latency in a service change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Garey Hassler, Tedd Dawson
  • Patent number: 11374612
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a mounting surface, a transceiver mounted on the mounting surface and configured to process radio-frequency signals, and a radio-frequency module mounted on the mounting surface in communication with the transceiver, the radio-frequency module including an interface including M inputs and N outputs, each of the quantities M and N greater than 1, the interface configured so that each of at least two of the M inputs is coupled to a separate output through a separate switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Weichih Ku
  • Patent number: 11294208
    Abstract: An optical transmission device includes a substrate, a waveguide, a signal wire, a ground wire, and a first stub wire. The waveguide is provided on the substrate and transmits an optical signal. The signal wire and the ground wire are disposed on the substrate along the waveguide and include, at end portions, bonding portions electrically connected to an external substrate by wires. The first stub wires are connected to the end portions of the ground wires. The distance between the signal wire and the first stub wire is shorter than the distance between the signal wire and the ground wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU OPTICAL COMPONENTS LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 11284064
    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: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Roe, John Shamblin, Vahid Manian, Dhaval Bhavnagari
  • Patent number: 11271698
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for sending a reference signal, and a method and device for configuring a reference signal. The method for sending the reference signal includes: determining that a conflict occurs between at least two reference signals, and selecting a processing manner for solving the conflict between the at least two reference signals from multiple conflict processing manners; and sending at least one reference signal in the at least two reference signals to a terminal according to the selected processing manner to instruct the terminal to measure the at least one reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yijian Chen, Zhaohua Lu, Yu Ngok Li, Hao Wu, Nan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11257357
    Abstract: An electronic device that obtains a set of remote-control commands is described. During operation, the electronic device may receive an image associated with a second electronic device, where a brand and a model of the second electronic device are initially unknown to the electronic device. Then, the electronic device may perform image analysis on the image to determine at least the brand of the second electronic device. Moreover, the electronic device may access, based at least in part on the determined brand, the set of remote-control commands that are associated with the second electronic device. Next, the electronic device may store the set of remote-control commands in memory. Subsequently, when the electronic device receives user-interface activity information associated with a portable electronic device that specifies selection of the second electronic device, the electronic device may provide the set of remote-control commands to the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: B&W Group Ltd.
    Inventor: Gaylord Yu
  • Patent number: 11259080
    Abstract: Processing circuitry of a connectivity device can receive an audio video signal from a first source. The processing circuitry can also receive an audio signal from a second source. The processing circuitry can transmit the audio video signal to a sink device. When an audio level from the second source exceeds a threshold, the processing circuitry can send the audio signal from the second source along with the video signal from the first source to the sink device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Vaneo International, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Brandon White, Joseph Allen Whitaker, Mark Corbin
  • Patent number: 11245456
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein are provided for beamforming and uplink control and data transmission techniques. Such techniques enable a UE to maintain at least one beam process for operation with multiple beams and/or points. A beam process may be indicated for transmission or reception over a downlink or uplink physical channel. Power, timing, and channel state information may be specific to a beam process. A beam process may be established as part of a random access procedure in which resources may be provisioned in random access response messages. Techniques are provided to handle beam process failures, to use beam processes for mobility, and to select beams using open-loop and closed-loop selection procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Tao Deng, Benoit Pelletier, J. Patrick Tooher, Ghyslain Pelletier, Virgil Comsa
  • Patent number: 11200722
    Abstract: Systems and methods for super sampling and viewport shifting of non-real time 3D applications are disclosed. In one embodiment, a graphics processing unit includes a processing resource to execute graphics commands to provide graphics for an application, a capture tool to capture the graphics commands, and a data generator to generate a dataset including at least one frame based on the captured graphics commands and to modify viewport settings for each frame of interest to generate a conditioned dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joanna Douglas, Michal Taryma, Mario Garcia, Carlos Dominguez
  • Patent number: 11166073
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for displaying scenes included in media assets. The technique includes selecting a first scene included in a first video asset based on one or more preferences and metadata associated with multiple scenes. The first video asset is one of multiple video assets, and each scene included in the multiple scenes is included in one of the video assets included in the multiple video assets. The technique further includes displaying the first scene within a first portion of a display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: NETFLIX, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Stewart Jaffe, Rico Nasol, Michael Bell, John McLord, Joubert Nel
  • Patent number: 11159843
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for storing programs. For example, a media guidance application (e.g., executed on a server) may determine that a user has been watching a program (e.g., a movie) for longer than a particular time threshold (e.g., 20 minutes for a movie), and that the user has requested to access a different program (e.g., an episode of a series broadcast on another channel). In response to determining that the user has been watching the program (e.g., the movie) for longer than the particular time threshold (e.g., 20 minutes for the movie), and that the user has requested to access the different program (e.g., the episode of a series broadcast on another channel), the media guidance application may perform an action to store the initial program (e.g., the movie) before executing the request to access the different program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: David Gerald Wittke
  • Patent number: 11153653
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a resource recommendation method, device, apparatus, and computer readable storage medium. The method in the embodiment of the present disclosure allows for acquiring, according to a resource type of a first resource that has been provided to a first user, recommendable content categories corresponding to the resource type and a recommendation weight of each of the content categories, determining, according to the recommendation weight of each of the content categories, a target category to be recommended, and recommending a second resource under the target category to the first user, so that different recommendable content categories flexibly correspond to a different resource type, and recommendation weights are flexibly set for the recommendable content categories corresponding to the different resource type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventor: Baicen Hou
  • Patent number: 11050450
    Abstract: In one example, a system includes: a circuit board; at least one tuner adapted on the circuit board to receive and process a radio frequency (RF) signal to output a downconverted modulated signal; a processor adapted on the circuit board to demodulate the downconverted modulated signal, process the demodulated downconverted signal and output an audio signal; a location on the circuit board to receive a demodulator circuit; and a shunt element adapted on the circuit board to direct the downconverted modulated signal from the at least one tuner to the processor when the system does not include the demodulator circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn Michael Davis, Jan Schnepp, Aaron Scott Blank
  • Patent number: 11042347
    Abstract: A display device has a processor and a memory connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions executed by the processor to make a first determination that an internal display device speaker is disabled. A second determination that an external sound system is unavailable is established. A prompt is provided in response to the first determination and the second determination. The prompt includes an option to enable the internal display device speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventor: David Sharp
  • Patent number: 11032619
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a method for managing a channel list is provided. The electronic apparatus may include: a receiver, a communicator, an input interface, and a controller. The receiver may be configured to receive a first broadcast signal. The communicator may be configured to receive a second broadcast signal through a network. The input interface may be configured to receive a user input. The controller may be configured to perform a channel scan for the first broadcast signal, generate a channel list including a first channel of the first broadcast signal, insert a second channel of the second broadcast signal in the channel list in response to determining that the second channel of the second broadcast signal exists based on information embedded in the first broadcast signal, and provide content corresponding to a channel selected from the channel list in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mun-seok Kim
  • Patent number: 11032200
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a broadcast signal in a digital transmitter, includes generating, by a processor, service data of a broadcast service and service signaling information for signaling the service data, the service data including first service components delivered on a Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) Media Transport Protocol (MMTP) session or second service components delivered on a Real-Time Object Delivery over Unidirectional Transport (ROUTE) session; generating, by the processor, a service list table including bootstrap information and protocol information for a type of delivery protocol of the service signaling information, wherein the protocol information for the type of delivery protocol of the service signaling information relates to the MMTP or the ROUTE; generating, by the processor, a broadcast signal including the service signaling information, the service list table, and the first or second service components; and transmitting, by a broadcasting antenna, the generated broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Jangwon Lee, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 11022629
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for changing a range of an output circuit with little or no voltage or current glitch. In an example, a method of changing a range of an output signal can include providing a first level of the output signal at an output of a first amplifier based on a received setpoint signal and receiving a range change command. In response to the range change command an input of a second amplifier can be shorted to an output of the second amplifier for a first interval. At the end of the first interval and over a second interval, a first impedance between the input of the second amplifier and the output of the second amplifier can be increased, and a second impedance between the input of the second amplifier and the setpoint signal can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Stefano I. D'Aquino, Jennifer W. Pierdomenico, Edward L. Collins
  • Patent number: 10986415
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a method for managing a channel list is provided. The electronic apparatus may include: a receiver, a communicator, an input interface, and a controller. The receiver may be configured to receive a first broadcast signal. The communicator may be configured to receive a second broadcast signal through a network. The input interface may be configured to receive a user input. The controller may be configured to perform a channel scan for the first broadcast signal, generate a channel list including a first channel of the first broadcast signal, insert a second channel of the second broadcast signal in the channel list in response to determining that the second channel of the second broadcast signal exists based on information embedded in the first broadcast signal, and provide content corresponding to a channel selected from the channel list in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mun-seok Kim
  • Patent number: 10943177
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide a system and method for providing optimized channel change using probabilistic modeling. A digital receiver detects an occurrence of a channel event. In response to the detected occurrence, the digital receiver accesses a probabilistic causal model from a data storage device, and dynamically learns in real time one or more probabilities based on the detected channel event and the probabilistic causal model. The digital receiver updates the probabilistic causal model at the data storage device with the learned one or more probabilities. A next channel is determined by the digital receiver based on the updated probabilistic causal model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: OPENTV, INC.
    Inventor: Vincenzo Rubino
  • Patent number: 10848818
    Abstract: Processing circuitry of a connectivity device can receive an audio video signal from a first source. The processing circuitry can also receive an audio signal from a second source. The processing circuitry can transmit the audio video signal to a sink device. When an audio level from the second source exceeds a threshold, the processing circuitry can send the audio signal from the second source along with the video signal from the first source to the sink device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Vanco International, LLC
    Inventors: Brandon White, Joseph Allen Whitaker, Mark Corbin
  • Patent number: 10841350
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reception device configured to acquire second metadata including a flag, the flag indicating whether or not there is a component stream transmitted from a server via the Internet for a service. The reception device is also configured to acquire first metadata based on the second metadata, the first metadata including information related to a component stream for the service transmitted in a broadcast signal using an Internet Protocol (IP) transmission scheme. Finally, the reception device is configured to access the component stream transmitted in the broadcast signal based on the first metadata, and control reproduction of the component stream transmitted in the broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Jun Kitahara, Naohisa Kitazato
  • Patent number: 10834356
    Abstract: In one example, a remote tuner module includes: a first tuner to receive, process and demodulate a first radio frequency (RF) signal to output an analog audio signal, and to receive and process a second RF signal to output a first downconverted modulated signal; a second tuner to receive and process the second RF signal to output a second downconverted modulated signal; a demodulator circuit coupled to the first and second tuners to demodulate and link the first and second modulated signals, to output a linked demodulated signal. The remote tuner module may further include a gateway circuit coupled to at least the demodulator circuit to output the analog audio signal and the linked demodulated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Jesus Efrain Gaxiola-Sosa, Aaron Blank, Kathir Manthiram, Shawn Davis, Jan Schnepp, Jacob Morris, Damian Szmulewicz
  • Patent number: 10798444
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for navigating through channels in a content receiver, wherein the channels have assigned channel numbers and categories, the method comprising: providing a list of categories; providing an ordered list of channels for each category; upon receiving a channel zapping command (SIMILAR+, SIMILAR?), selecting a next channel or a previous channel from the list of channels for the current category; upon receiving a category zapping command (NEXT, PREV), selecting a last watched channel in a next category or a previous category from the list of categories and changing the current category to the next category or the previous category; storing the channel number of the selected channel as the last watched channel on the current channel category; and tuning the content receiver to the selected channel. A suitable predictive channels assignment to respective tuners is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED DIGITAL BROADCAST S. A.
    Inventor: Zbigniew Skowronski
  • Patent number: 10763912
    Abstract: A demodulation apparatus according to the present disclosure includes an analog audio demodulator, a digital audio demodulator, a selection circuit, and a noise addition circuit. The analog audio demodulator demodulates a received signal of an analog radio broadcast wave into an analog audio signal and outputs the analog audio signal. The digital audio demodulator demodulates a received signal of a digital radio broadcast wave into a digital audio signal and outputs the digital audio signal, the analog/digital radio broadcast waves including audio signals indicative of a same content and being broadcasted simultaneously. The selection circuit selects either the analog audio signal or the digital audio signal. The noise addition circuit adds noise to the digital audio signal in a first period including a switching period for switching from a state where the analog audio signal is selected to a state where the digital audio signal is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koichi Asaka
  • Patent number: 10739799
    Abstract: A method for voltage regulation, control, protection and monitoring of state of on-load tap changers of power transformers, voltage regulators, and capacitor banks comprising: uses a voltage regulation system that has sets of voltage regulation parameters available for programming by a user. Each of these sets is adjustable in an independent manner for a given prevailing load condition. The parameters include a desired rated voltage at a load: a voltage variance percentage allowed over and below rated voltage; time delay adjustments for CDC (15) actuation in order to correct voltage; choice of linear or reverse time delay type; and parameters referring to voltage drop in the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Eduardo Pedrosa Santos
  • Patent number: 10728623
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards integrated tools for editing and otherwise working with close-captioning captions (or subtitles), including an on-screen editing interface that allows a user to select and edit caption text directly on-screen. Caption editing can include changing positioning metadata associated with a caption, changing timing metadata associated with a caption, and/or changing text content/text style metadata of a caption. A counter is provided to assist the user with respect to how many additional characters can be added to the caption. Also provided is a search interface that locates captions within a large set of captions, such as the full set of captions for a video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Home Box Office, Inc.
    Inventor: Hugo Ayala
  • Patent number: 10693682
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device, including a housing, a first communication circuit disposed in the housing and configured to support omnidirectional wireless communication, a second communication circuit disposed in the housing and configured to support directional wireless communication using beamforming, a processor disposed in the housing and operatively coupled to the first communication circuit and the second communication circuit, and a memory disposed in the housing and operatively coupled to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunkee Min, Yongseok Jang, Taehun Lim, Minwhoa Hong, Sunkee Lee, Doosuk Kang, Bokun Choi
  • Patent number: 10680670
    Abstract: In a receiving apparatus configured to receive a plurality of broadcasts, a disturbing signal is attenuated. The receiving apparatus includes a first filter, a second filter, a detector, and a selector. The first filter allows a received signal to pass in a first passband. The second filter allows a received signal to pass in a second passband having a band partly overlapping with that of the first passband. The detector detects a disturbing signal included in the received signal passed through one of the first filter or the second filter. The selector selects one of the first filter or the second filter according to a signal level of the detected disturbing signal. The signal processing section performs processing on the received signal passed through the selected filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshihisa Takaike
  • Patent number: 10659727
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a device for transmitting video signals, including: two or more signal channels respectively connected to the signal sources; two or more trigger switch units respectively disposed corresponding to the signal channels; a switch control unit configured to determine a target signal channel according to a channel selection signal, and turn on the trigger switch unit corresponding to the target signal channel and turn off the other trigger switch units; and a signal source control unit disposed at each of the signal sources, and configured to control the operation and standby of the signal source according to the turning on and turning off of the trigger switch unit of the signal channel connected to the signal source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xitong Ma, Qi Zeng, Tianyue Zhao
  • Patent number: 10645456
    Abstract: Techniques are described that allow DVR users to create program shortcuts to different types of media content from content providers. A program shortcut comprises a reference to another media content. A user may generate a shortcut so that the user may easily find and return to media content without performing a new search. In addition, techniques may be used to automatically generate program shortcuts for a user based at least in part to user-indicated preferences or actions. Shortcuts may be generated to media content that is related to a preferred genre or media type specified by a user. Shortcuts may also be generated to content that is determined to be similar to content that is often viewed or recorded by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TiVo Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Margret Schmidt, Alex Liston, Shelly Glennon