Tuning Patents (Class 348/731)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10530508
    Abstract: A method for scanning a frequency band for producing a service plan. The method parallelises the scanning by dividing the analysis into two steps: an exploration step for the purpose of detecting channels or frequencies carrying services; and an analysis step for extracting detected channels from program information in order to supply a service plan. Each of the steps is performed by multiple task instances. These tasks share the band to be explored and synchronise, for one same step, via semaphores and, for an inter-step communication, according to a producer/consumer principle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventor: Romain Déjardin
  • Patent number: 10523062
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-mode wireless power transmission method and a device for the same. A wireless power transmitter for supporting a plurality of wireless power transmission modes, according to one embodiment of the present invention, can comprise: a first transmitter for transmitting a first power signal corresponding to a first wireless power transmission mode; a second transmitter for transmitting a second power signal corresponding to a second wireless power transmission mode; and a first power cutoff circuit coupled to the first transmitter so as to block the incoming second power signal and allow the first power signal to pass therethrough. Therefore, the present invention can minimize power consumption in the wireless power transmitter supporting the plurality of wireless power transmission modes, and can maximize power transmission efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Su Ho Bae
  • Patent number: 10477669
    Abstract: On a circuit board, a metal thin film is formed on a surface 101 of a board body. A linear slit is formed in a metal thin film, so that the metal thin film is separated into a first region and a second region with the slit interposed therebetween. The circuit board 1 includes a heat generation source (for example, an IC) arranged in the first region and an element arranged in the second region. A current flows through the element in a direction parallel to the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Hashizume
  • Patent number: 10439838
    Abstract: A control device, a method of controlling the same, and an integrated control system are provided. The method includes in response to a setting command being input, registering a setting state of at least one device connected to the control device at a time point when the setting command is input as a preferred setting state of the at least one device, and, in response to an execution command being input, transmitting a control command to the at least one device based on the registered preferred setting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hark-joon Kim, Sung-bin Kuk, Mi-ra Park, Sang-il Lee, Min-kyu Jung, Seong-hoon Kang
  • Patent number: 10432294
    Abstract: Technology for a repeater is disclosed. The repeater can include a first multiband filter. The repeater can include a second multiband filter. The repeater can include one or more first-direction signal paths communicatively coupled between the first multiband filter and the second multi-band filter. At least one of the one or more first-direction signal paths can be configured to amplify and filter signals in two or more spectrally adjacent bands. The repeater can include one or more second-direction signal paths communicatively coupled between the first multiband filter and the second multi-band filter. At least one of the one or more second-direction signal paths can be configured to amplify and filter signals in two or more spectrally adjacent bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Ken Ashworth
  • Patent number: 10417969
    Abstract: An organic light emitting (OLED) display panel, a driving method thereof, and a display apparatus are provided. The OLED display panel comprises a display region including N number of pixel rows and a non-display region including a light-emitting driver circuit and a scanning driver circuit. The display region includes a first display region including N1 number of pixel rows and a second display region including N2 number of pixel rows, where N1, N2, and N are positive integers, and N1+N2=N. A pixel row in the second display region has a smaller number of pixels than a pixel row in the first display region. The light-emitting driver circuit is configured to, in scanning time S for each frame, supply a light-emitting control signal having n number of light-emitting cycles to each pixel row in the display region, where n is a positive integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Shanghai Tianma Micro-Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xingyao Zhou, Chuanli Leng, Yuan Li, Yana Gao, Yue Li, Renyuan Zhu, Dongxu Xiang
  • Patent number: 10412443
    Abstract: A method of providing a broadcast service, the method includes generating service data for a broadcast service and Service Layer Signaling (SLS) for signaling the broadcast service; generating a signaling table having information used for indicating a transport session carrying the SLS for the broadcast service; and transmitting the service data, the SLS and the signaling table via a broadcast network, wherein the SLS includes a Service-based Transport Session Instance Description (S-TSID) and a Media Presentation Description (MPD), wherein the S-TSID includes information for indicating transport sessions carrying service components and content items for the broadcast service, the MPD includes a period element having an event stream element, the event stream element includes a plurality of event elements, and each of the event elements includes an event ID for an event and timing information for indicating start time of the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungryul Yang, Minsung Kwak, Kyoungsoo Moon, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong, Jangwon Lee
  • Patent number: 10389572
    Abstract: Wide band quadrature signal generation includes a frequency synthesizer generating a LO or 2×LO signal, a polyphase filter coupled to receive the LO signal and generate first in-phase and quadrature LO signals, a 2:1 frequency divider coupled to receive the 2×LO signal and generate second in-phase and quadrature LO signals, and a LO signal selector for selecting either the first or second in-phase LO signals as an output in-phase LO signal and either the first or second quadrature LO signals as an output quadrature LO signal based on an output frequency. In some embodiments, when the output frequency is above a threshold, the first in-phase and quadrature LO signals are selected as the output in-phase and quadrature LO signals and when the output frequency is at or below the threshold, the second in-phase and quadrature LO signals are selected as the output in-phase and quadrature LO signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chuying Mao, Ran Li, Jean-Marc Mourant
  • Patent number: 10375436
    Abstract: A reception apparatus including a decoding apparatus and a demultiplexing apparatus for identifying a packet with clock information. The decoding apparatus receives a transfer frame, which stores second transfer units containing one or more first transfer units obtained by multiplexing contents. A decoder in the decoding apparatus acquires the first transfer units by decoding the transfer frame, and outputs the first transfer units to the demultiplexing apparatus. The demultiplexing apparatus acquires content by demultiplexing the first transfer units. Additionally, a heading first transfer unit positioned at a head within a heading second transfer unit, which is positioned at a head within the transfer frame, contains reference clock information. The decoder generates information for identifying the heading first transfer unit and outputs the information to the demultiplexing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noritaka Iguchi, Tadamasa Toma
  • Patent number: 10348998
    Abstract: Provided are an image display apparatus and an operation method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin-hwa Jang, Kyung-chul Nam, Ho-shin Son
  • Patent number: 10328326
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining interest levels for sporting events and notifying users when the sporting events' interest levels reach threshold levels. One embodiment is a system that includes a processing engine that receives data associated with sporting events and, based on this data, determines interest levels associated with the sporting events. The system also includes a notification engine is coupled to the processing engine. When the processing engine determines that the interest level associated with a particular sporting event has reached a threshold, the notification engine provides notifications to users indicating that the threshold level has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: RUWT, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Phillip
  • Patent number: 10334317
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for monitoring a digital media receiver (including receivers for television or other type of digital media) to determine whether it is necessary for a receiver to re-connect in order to continue receiving a predetermined channel or stream. This invention is useful in digital media monitoring systems and in situations with many receivers connected to the same signal source and predetermined channels defined to be output by each receiver. One embodiment of the invention uses an auditing receiver that constantly scans the upstream channel-map, guide data, service information or system information to determine if the connection parameters required for receiving each predetermined stream have changed. Some examples of connection parameters include packet identifiers (PIDs), radio frequency (RF) channel and uniform resource locator (URL), depending on the type of broadcast and stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Circle Computer Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Edgar Kelly
  • Patent number: 10305949
    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: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Kitahara, Naohisa Kitazato
  • Patent number: 10240927
    Abstract: An apparatus obtains data comprising magnetic flux density data and an association of the magnetic flux density data to grid points of at least one grid, each grid point representing at least a geographical location. The apparatus applies at least one frequency transform to a representation of the magnetic flux density data and their association to grid points to obtain frequency components. The apparatus provides compressed magnetic flux density data comprising a subset of the obtained frequency components for at least one of storage and transmission. The same apparatus or another apparatus applies at least one inverse frequency transform to the frequency components in order to recover the magnetic flux density data and their association with different grid points and provides the recovered magnetic flux density data and their association with different grid points for supporting a positioning of a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Jari Syrjärinne
  • Patent number: 10209280
    Abstract: A circuit breaker for a low-voltage circuit is disclosed. In an embodiment, the circuit breaker includes a current conductor, assigned a measuring transducer for measuring the electrical current of the current conductor; a first filter connected to the measuring transducer; an analog/digital converter connected to the first filter; a second, high-pass filter connected to the analog/digital converter; and a digital integrator, connected to the high-pass filter and configured to determine the electrical current of the current conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andre Borgwardt, Marco Bruell, Peter Kopaczewski
  • Patent number: 10206000
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a receiving apparatus, a receiving method, and a program which are configured to provide application programs to be executed in response to AV content. The receiving apparatus includes: a receiving block; a trigger acquisition block; an application acquisition block; and a control block. The control block acquires trigger information and, on the basis of a command obtained from the acquired trigger information, acquires a data broadcast application from an application server on the Internet or a data broadcast application transmitted as NRT content of an NRT service using a FLUTE session by referencing an FDT identified by an SMT and an NRT-IT. In accordance with a command obtained from the acquired trigger information, the control block controls an operation of the acquired application program. The present technology is applicable to television receivers configured to receive digital television broadcast signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Naohisa Kitazato, Yoshiharu Dewa, Yasuaki Yamagishi, Jun Kitahara, Mark Eyer