Remote Control Patents (Class 348/734)
  • Patent number: 10970850
    Abstract: A method and device for recognizing a motion of an object, the method including receiving event signals from a vision sensor configured to sense the motion, storing, in an event map, first time information indicating a time at which intensity of light corresponding to the event signals changes; generating an image based on second time information corresponding to a predetermined time range among the first time information, and recognizing the motion of the object based on the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoobin Lee, Keun Joo Park, Kyoungseok Pyun, Eric Hyunsurk Ryu
  • Patent number: 10951750
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program product for controlling wirelessly controlled equipment, such as a ductless air conditioning system. A control module is provided comprising an optical source for generating an optical control signal. The control module enables a smartphone to control wirelessly controlled equipment of the type which is controlled by a remote-control device generating an optical signal. An electrical circuit generates electrical control signals to be coupled to the optical source, wherein the electrical circuit generates the electrical control signals depending on information received from a network connection. A wireless communications module communicates with the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: VENSTAR, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Dushane, Mustafa Oransel
  • Patent number: 10939065
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method for controlling display of a display apparatus are provided. The display apparatus includes a display; a communicator configured to receive control information from a remote control device; and a controller configured to control the display and the communicator. In a standby mode in which the display is powered off, the controller may control to change a state of the display apparatus from the standby mode into a pre-power on mode in response to first control information received from the remote control device, and the controller may control the display to display content in a normal mode which is changed from the pre-power on mode in response to second control information received from the remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Geun-sam Yang, Seung-bok Lee
  • Patent number: 10932005
    Abstract: A system (100) for enabling a user to select media content in an entertainment environment, comprising a remote control device (110) having a set of user-activated keys and a speech activation circuit adapted to enable a speech signal; a speech engine (160) comprising a speech recognizer (170); an application wrapper (180) configured to recognize substantive meaning in the speech signal; and a media content controller (190) configured to select media content. Every function that can be executed by activation of the user-activated keys can also be executed by the speech engine (160) in response to the recognized substantive meaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: PROMPTU SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam Jordan, Scott Lynn Maddux, Tim Plowman, Victoria Stanbach, Jody Williams
  • Patent number: 10924776
    Abstract: The system generates a display providing storyline information. The display includes, for example, a plurality of storyline identifiers, a plurality of time period indicators, and a plurality of episode indicators. Episode indicators indicate an episode having a segment of the storyline corresponding to a storyline identifier. The system may receive a user input selecting a storyline, or further filtering an existing storyline to tailor the displayed information more closely to a storyline of interest. The system updates the display to each reflect segments within episodes corresponding to the selected storyline identifier. The display may include a grid, with the storyline identifiers arranged along one axis and the time period indicators arranged along a different axis. The system may process metadata to determine storylines, and filter what information is displayed based on user input, the metadata, or both. Storylines include, for example, characters, locations, plots, teams, players, or other attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: George Grigore
  • Patent number: 10901689
    Abstract: A method for dynamic augmented reality interface creation is provided. The method detects an utterance from a user of an augmented reality device and determines an ambiguity level of the utterance. The method generates a set of visual artifacts based on the utterance and the ambiguity level. The visual artifacts are generated within an augmented reality use interface, with each visual artifact corresponding to a selectable function. The method detects an interaction with a first visual artifact corresponding to a first selectable function. The method modifies the augmented reality user interface in response to the interaction with the first visual artifact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Shikhar Kwatra, Zachary A. Silverstein, Robert Huntington Grant
  • Patent number: 10904624
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a method of creating and presenting a user interface comprising a Dynamic Mosaic Extended Electronic Programming Guide (DMXEPG) using video, audio, special applications, and service dynamic metadata. The system enables television or digital radio service subscribers to select and display of various programs including video, interactive TV applications, or any combination of audio or visual components grouped and presented in accordance with the dynamic program/show metadata, business rules and objectives of service providers, broadcasters, and/or personal subscriber choices, collectively referred to as mosaic element presentation criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: WEBTUNER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Arthur Vaysman, Eduard Zaslavsky
  • Patent number: 10867603
    Abstract: An audio-video (AV) reproduction device that comprises at least one audio capturing device, at least one speaker, a memory, and circuitry. The memory stores setup information associated with first-time device setup of the audio-video reproduction device. The first-time device setup is associated with a plurality of configuration settings of the AV reproduction device. The circuitry controls the at least one speaker to output a message in the setup information, and controls the at least one audio capturing device to receive a user input based on the message. The circuitry compares the user input with at least one condition associated with the message. The circuitry configures a configuration setting from the plurality of configuration settings based on the comparison. The circuitry controls at least a function of the AV reproduction device based on the configured configuration setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Allison Burgueno, Lindsay Miller, Marvin Demerchant, Hyehoon Yi, Tracy Barnes, David Young, Yuko Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10864639
    Abstract: Described are machine vision systems and methods for simultaneous kinematic and hand-eye calibration. A machine vision system includes a robot and a 3D sensor in communication with a control system. The control system is configured to move the robot to poses, and for each pose: capture a 3D image of calibration target features and robot joint angles. The control system is configured to obtain initial values for robot calibration parameters, and determine initial values for hand-eye calibration parameters based on the initial values for the robot calibration parameters, the 3D image, and joint angles. The control system is configured to determine final values for the hand-eye calibration parameters and robot calibration parameters by refining the hand-eye calibration parameters and robot calibration parameters to minimize a cost function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Cognex Corporation
    Inventors: Lifeng Liu, Cyril C. Marrion, Tian Gan, David Michael, Han Xiao
  • Patent number: 10863233
    Abstract: A host device (300) provides wireless docking to a dockee device (250). The host has a remote client unit (210) for providing at least one audio/video (AV) rendering function to an application (252) via remote server unit (251) in a dockee device. The host has transfer units (211,212,213,214) arranged for enabling transmitting a downstream of first AV data to the dockee device, and receiving an upstream of second AV data to be rendered from the dockee device. The host device has an AV router (310) for processing the downstream and the upstream so as to replace first AV data in the downstream by a predetermined pattern before transmitting the downstream to the dockee device, and replace at least part of second AV data in the upstream by at least part of the first AV data after receiving the upstream from the dockee device and before rendering the AV data. Advantageously required bandwidth is reduced in the wireless communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Koninkllijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Walter Dees, Henricus Theodorus Johannus Antonius Gerardus Van Der Sanden
  • Patent number: 10860736
    Abstract: Methods and systems for a media guidance application that provides advanced parental control features such as allowing parents to establish parental controls in a dynamic and individualized manner and allowing parents to track and/or limit the amount of time that a child views media content of a particular type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah
  • Patent number: 10845956
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media to provide voice driven dynamic menus. One aspect disclosed is a method including receiving, by an electronic device, video data and audio data, displaying, by the electronic device, a video window, determining, by the electronic device, whether the audio data includes a voice signal, displaying, by the electronic device, a first menu in the video window in response to the audio data including a voice signal, displaying, by the electronic device, a second menu in the video window in response to a voice signal being absent from the audio data, receiving, by the electronic device, input from the displayed menu, and writing, by the electronic device, to an output device based on the received input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse Chand
  • Patent number: 10819664
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and product for chat-based application interface for automation. Using a natural language interface, receiving user input. Based on the user input, determining an automation process of a computer program having a user interface (UI), to be executed. The automation process is executed by utilizing the UI to input data thereto or execute functionality thereof. Additionally or alternatively, a conversation to be implemented by a natural language interface may be defined. The conversation is configured to obtain from the user one or more values corresponding to one or more parameters. The conversation is associated with a parameterized automation process depending on the one or more parameters. The parameterized automation process is invoked automatically by a natural language interface and using one or more values provided by the user to the natural language interface for the one or more parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: WALKME LTD.
    Inventors: Nir Nahum, Shlomi Sasson
  • Patent number: 10812903
    Abstract: A remote device includes or is configured as an automatic remote control system or device that detects at the remote device in an environment a sound level of audio output from a device. A desired sound level is identified from the detected sound level. The remote device dynamically detects in the environment a current sound level of the audio output. The detecting of the current sound level occurs subsequent to the identifying the desired sound level. The remote device compares the current sound level to the desired sound level, and generates a volume control signal in response to a result of the comparing. The remote device automatically controls, using the volume control signal, a volume of the device to continually maintain at the desired sound level the current sound level detected in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: David Wilson
  • Patent number: 10802604
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a mechanical switch that may include receiving an input from a user of a smart keyboard causing the mechanical switch to be in a closed position causing a microcontroller unit to be in an on state and the smart keyboard to be electrically enabled for use; monitoring the smart keyboard for additional input from the user; determining if a first threshold period has occurred in which the additional input from the user has ended; causing the microcontroller unit to be in an idle state; determining if a second threshold period has occurred in which the first threshold period has ended; causing the mechanical switch of the smart keyboard to be in an open position causing the microcontroller unit to be in an off state and the smart keyboard to be electrically disabled for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Krishnakumar, John Trevor Morrison
  • Patent number: 10798450
    Abstract: A method of identifying a set-top box connected to a display apparatus, including detecting network connection information, determining an internet service provider using the detected network connection information, and searching a stored set-top box list according to a priority corresponding to the determined internet service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jeong-ho Han
  • Patent number: 10798443
    Abstract: A set-top box with enhanced content and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, a wireless transceiver is located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a television input, television output, a processor, and memory. The set-top box may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. The set-top box receives trajectory data from the proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device, which represents motion-based commands provided by a user. The set-top box evaluates the trajectory data and sends a command signal to the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Enseo, Inc.
    Inventors: Vanessa Ogle, Bill Fang
  • Patent number: 10797982
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a main electronic device for communicating within a network comprising an interface for enabling communication within the network and a controller for sending polling messages via the network to logical addresses via said interface in order to request information from at least one further electronic device. The present invention further relates to a method for operating a main electronic device for communicating within a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Frank Pohlmann
  • Patent number: 10796344
    Abstract: A first screen schedule for the linear delivery of video content is received and analyzed. The first screen schedule may include slots in which first screen advertisements could be displayed. Particular embodiments can then determine the feasibility of providing second screen advertisements based on the first screen schedule. Then, second screen advertisements that advertisers wish to display in conjunction with first screen advertisements are determined. When the linear delivery of the video content commences, particular embodiments monitor a messaging stream associated with the delivery of the video content. When an ad placement marker is encountered, an ad server may select a first screen advertisement. When the first screen advertisement is placed, the messaging stream identifies a first screen advertisement that is delivered. If the first screen advertisement has a corresponding second screen advertisement, particular embodiments output the second screen advertisement on a second screen environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Jehan Wickramasuriya, Venugopal Vasudevan, Faisal Ishtiaq
  • Patent number: 10798431
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server operably coupled to an internet protocol multimedia subsystem network and an interactive television system, where the server receives a session transfer request from a first communication device, where the session transfer request includes identification information associated with a second communication device, and where the server transmits a message to the second communication device and transmits a media adjustment message to a media resource server of the internet protocol multimedia subsystem network. The media content is adjusted and transmitted to the second communication device responsive to the media adjustment message, where the adjusted media content is generated by the media resource server based on the identification information associated with the second communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rittwik Jana, John F. Murray, Christopher W. Rice
  • Patent number: 10764634
    Abstract: A method, executed by a processor, is used to determine presence of a viewer at a media device. The method includes receiving viewer biometric data captured by a biometric capture device associated with the media device; determining a category of the viewer based on the captured viewer biometric data; comparing the captured viewer biometric data to a reference to determine a possible identity of the viewer, by: determining a presence probability for the viewer based on a match between the biometric data and the reference, and determining a confidence level for the probability; and when the probability and confidence level equal or exceed a threshold, determining the viewer is present at the media device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ken Krieger, Andrew Joseph Alexander Gildfind, Nicholas Salvatore Arini, Simon Michael Rowe, Raimundo Mirisola
  • Patent number: 10742442
    Abstract: In a cluster of smart devices, an active device is selectably operable in either a hub-based mode under commands received from a control hub, or in a hub-less mode, where the active device autonomously decides how to respond to current states reported by other smart devices of the cluster. Optionally, an active device operating in hub-based mode automatically switches to hub-less mode upon failing to communicate with the control hub or upon detecting malfunction of the control hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Mordechai Teicher
  • Patent number: 10741060
    Abstract: Various implementations include approaches for controlling content via a playback device. In a particular implementation, a remote control device includes: a keypad having a set of actuatable buttons for controlling a playback device; and a control module, where the remote control device is operable in a plurality of different operating states, and where the control module is configured to highlight one or more distinct subsets of the set of actuatable buttons at the keypad based upon a current operating state of the remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lino Antony Pucci, Douglas Jeans Cunningham, II, John D. Joyce, Brian Robert White, Paul William Larsen
  • Patent number: 10740785
    Abstract: A split and merge advertisement method, system, and non-transitory computer readable medium, include splitting a first advertisement to be played on a second device when a moving user of a first group of users moves from a proximity of a first device to a proximity of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Saritha Arunkumar, Kuntal Dey, Nizar Lethif, Enara C. Vijil
  • Patent number: 10728493
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing interference between content play and video recording among multiple devices located proximate to each other. Microphones of devices recording video are muted, or content play is interrupted, according to the actions of a majority of nearby devices. For example, if most devices are recording video, content play may be interrupted to prevent the video from unintentionally recording unwanted sounds from play of the content. Conversely, if most devices are not recording video, only those devices which are may have their microphones muted. Actions to reduce interference may be taken according to the current behavior of a majority of proximate devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc
    Inventors: Gaurav Gandhi, Kuppappa Dandappa Harijan, Siddhartha Pande, Deviprasad Punja, Madhusudhan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10719591
    Abstract: The present disclosure is generally directed a data processing system for authenticating packetized audio signals in a voice activated computer network environment. The data processing system can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of auditory data packet transmission over one or more computer networks by, for example, disabling malicious transmissions prior to their transmission across the network. The present solution can also improve computational efficiency by disabling remote computer processes possibly affected by or caused by the malicious audio signal transmissions. By disabling the transmission of malicious audio signals, the system can reduce bandwidth utilization by not transmitting the data packets carrying the malicious audio signal across the networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ken Krieger, Andrew Joseph Alexander Gildfind, Nicholas Salvatore Arini, Simon Michael Rowe, Raimundo Mirisola, Gaurav Bhaya, Robert Stets
  • Patent number: 10721430
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit configured to display a plurality of pieces of content received from a plurality of source devices connected to the display device; and a control unit configured to receive a control activation request for a first source device of the plurality of source devices from a remote control device, activate control of the first source device in response to the received control activation request, and control an operation of the first source device in response to the signal received from the remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyojung Oh, Seunghun Lee
  • Patent number: 10713389
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: accepting, at an input component of an information handling device, input of a user; identifying, using a processor, the input of the user as controlling input; determining, using a processor, one or more control factors associated with the controlling input; classifying, using a processor, the controlling input as a permissible control action for an application running on the information handling device based on the one or more control factors; and committing, using a processor, the permissible control action responsive to the classifying. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Aaron Michael Stewart, Corinna Paine Proctor
  • Patent number: 10687012
    Abstract: Systems and methods for predicting trigger events, such as an advertisement during a video program, and activating a remote control device in response to the prediction are described. By activating the remote control device at a particular time, the remote control device may save energy when listening for data from one or more terminal devices. The time to activate the remote control may be based on one or more factors, including the current presentation position and/or presentation speed of the video program. A remote control device may take additional actions the next time it listens for data, including illuminating backlights, turning on a display, displaying content on the display, interacting with other devices, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Gilson, Michael Sallas
  • Patent number: 10674198
    Abstract: A remote control for generating output signals apt at controlling one or more electronic device, characterized in that said remote control includes a sound transducer, a speech recognition unit for recognizing voice commands, a memory for storing information relative to available content of said one or more electronic device and a control signal generating and receiving unit for generating control signals corresponding to said voice commands, for controlling said one or more electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Saronikos Trading and Services, Unipessoal LDA
    Inventor: Robert James
  • Patent number: 10667005
    Abstract: The present application provides a playing method and a playing system. The playing method includes: playing display contents by a first display device; upon receipt of a storage instruction, recording playing position information and sending matching information to a second display device by the first display device; searching, by the second display device, for the first display device that sends the matching information upon receipt of a resuming instruction; pairing the first display device with the second display device; transmitting, by the first display device, the playing position information to the second display device; and resuming, by the second display device, playing the display contents according to the playing position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ran Duan
  • Patent number: 10639199
    Abstract: An image-based transaction system includes a mobile device with an image sensor that is programmed to capture, via the image sensor, a video stream of a scene. The mobile device identifies a document using image characteristics from the video stream and acquires an image of at least a part of the document, and then identifies symbols in the image based on locations within the image of the document. The symbols can include alphanumeric symbols. The mobile device processes the symbols according to their type to obtain an address related to the document and the symbols and initiates a transaction associated with the identified document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NANT HOLDINGS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne C. Boncyk, Ronald H. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10635714
    Abstract: An image-based transaction system includes a mobile device with an image sensor that is programmed to capture, via the image sensor, a digital images of a scene. The mobile device identifies a document using image characteristics from the captured images and acquires an image of at least a part of the document, and then identifies symbols in the image based on locations within the image of the document. The symbols can include alphanumeric symbols. The mobile device processes the symbols according to their type to obtain an address related to the document and the symbols and initiates a transaction associated with the identified document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NANT HOLDINGS IP, LLC
    Inventors: Wayne C. Boncyk, Ronald H. Cohen
  • Patent number: 10635152
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a process execution unit configured to execute processes relating to voice operations recognized by a voice operation recognition unit configured to recognize the voice operations on a basis of information from a voice receiving unit and gesture operations recognized by a gesture recognition unit configured to recognize user's gestures recognized on a basis of information from a sensor. The voice operation recognition unit enters a voice operation waiting state in parallel with a gesture waiting state of the gesture recognition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryu Aoyama, Tomoo Mizukami, Yoji Hirose, Kei Takahashi, Ikuo Yamano
  • Patent number: 10627926
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including a rotation member that rotates in a first direction or a second direction, a memory configured to store a specific rotation pattern, and a controller configured to, if a rotation pattern of the rotation member between the first direction and the second direction matches with the specific rotation pattern, perform a functional operation corresponding to the specific rotation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Jin Han
  • Patent number: 10631038
    Abstract: The present application provides a playing method and a playing system. The playing method includes: playing display contents by a first display device; upon receipt of a storage instruction, recording playing position information and sending matching information to a second display device by the first display device; searching, by the second display device, for the first display device that sends the matching information upon receipt of a resuming instruction; pairing the first display device with the second display device; transmitting, by the first display device, the playing position information to the second display device; and resuming, by the second display device, playing the display contents according to the playing position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ran Duan
  • Patent number: 10616636
    Abstract: A method for setting an integrated remote control of a display device, according to an embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: displaying a first image outputted from an external device connected to the display device; confirming a service providing company of the external device by using information included in the displayed first image; acquiring a remote control model, among a plurality of remote control models provided from the confirmed service providing company, for controlling the external device; and transmitting a key code set of the acquired remote control model to a remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seonil Yu, Obong An, Gahyun Chloe Sun, Kwangseob Jeong, Jaesung Lee
  • Patent number: 10607564
    Abstract: A signal relaying device applied to DisplayPort architecture is disclosed. The signal relaying device is coupled between a source device and a sink device and includes a receiving end, an arbiter and a transmitting end. The receiving end receives a request signal from the source device via the first auxiliary channel. The arbiter is coupled to the receiving end and receives the request signal. The transmitting end receives the request signal from the arbiter and transmits the request signal to the sink device via the second auxiliary channel. The sink device transmits a first configuration data to the transmitting end via the second auxiliary channel when receiving the request signal. The arbiter replaces the first configuration data with the second configuration data and transmits the second configuration data to the receiving end when receiving the first configuration data from the transmitting end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ATEN International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Feng Xie
  • Patent number: 10598960
    Abstract: An eyewear system including an eyewear frame and an application module. The eyewear frame including a docking station, and an electronic connector including a first set of preconfigured application connection points. The application module adapted to be mounted to the docking station, and including an electronic device configured to perform a function, and a second set of preconfigured application connection points corresponding to at least some of the first set of preconfigured application connection points. The second set of preconfigured application connection points including at least two different sub-function connections used to support the function of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: e-Vision Smart Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Blum, Yongping Wang, Mark Graham, William Kokonaski, Richard Clompus
  • Patent number: 10593195
    Abstract: In response to a detected presence of an intended target appliance within a logical topography of controllable appliances identity information associated with the intended target appliance is used to automatically add to a graphical user interface of a controlling device an icon representative of the intended target appliance and to create at a Universal Control Engine a listing of communication methods for use in controlling corresponding functional operations of the intended target appliance. When the icon is later activated, the controlling device is placed into an operating state appropriate for controlling functional operations of the intended target appliance while the Universal Control Engine uses at least one of the communication methods to transmit at least one command to place the intended target appliance into a predetermined operating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Maryam Owrang, Nikki Ahmadi, Jan Van Ee, Chris Chambers, Arsham Hatambeiki
  • Patent number: 10565862
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems for ambient system control, comprising multiple detection devices with varying levels of detection capability. The methods and systems contemplate the use of both voice and gesture commands, as well as other inputs, for system control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Chen
  • Patent number: 10567696
    Abstract: A broadcast receiving for updating service map information by scanning the broadcast signal when signaling information included in a broadcast signal has been changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Yeon Park, Ji Eun Park, Dong Hoon Kang, Jin Hwa Jang
  • Patent number: 10558288
    Abstract: A multi-touch display panel includes: a display panel configured to display an image according to image data; a multi-touch panel arranged over the display panel and configured to generate touch data; and a communication module configured to communicate with a remote device. The remote device includes a display panel and a touch screen, and the communication module is further configured to receive the image data from the remote device and to provide the touch data to the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiwei Zhang, Janghwan Lee, Ning Lu
  • Patent number: 10546487
    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. Appropriate set up data, generally in the form of command library codes, is displayed to the user by the interactive instruction set and associated programming for entry and trial by the user in set up of the desired appliance(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Lee Haughawout, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10542232
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus having a function of remotely controlling a video display apparatus includes a communication unit that transmits a command related to setting of the video display apparatus and receives status information, a signal receiving unit that receives a signal output from a broadcast station and decodes a video content, a memory unit that stores a content of a command including a channel of the video content, and a display unit that displays the video content and various types of information. In this terminal apparatus, the communication unit transmits an identification code specific to the terminal apparatus when transmitting the command, and when the status information is received after a channel of the video display apparatus is set by remote control, the video content of the channel stored in the memory unit is decoded by the signal receiving unit and is displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Hirabayashi
  • Patent number: 10540057
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for generating a personalized radio channel playlist by simultaneously buffering multiple received channels from one or more source streams, and then selecting songs or tracks to playback from the buffered channels. Users can specify favorite channels for building their personal playlists, or multiple default playlist channels can be provided by genre or channels related in some other way. Navigation tools permit users to skip ahead and backward in the playback stream. A personalized radio channel playlist can be implemented as (1) content selected from buffered channels based on user preferences for artists, songs and the like, or (2) as a Mix Channel in which content from selected buffered channels is automatically mixed for playback in response to selection of a preset button assigned to the Mix Channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sirius XM Radio Inc.
    Inventors: Richard A. Michalski, Stuart A. Cox, Paul D. Marko, Mark Rindsberg, Greg Nease, Glenn Peffers
  • Patent number: 10536739
    Abstract: A display apparatus and a method. The display apparatus may include a display, an interface configured to be connected with an output terminal of a source device, a main processor configured to control an operation of the display apparatus and a sub-processor configured to identify whether the output terminal of the source device is connected with the interface. The main processor may identify whether the source device is turned on if the display apparatus is in a first state, and the sub-processor may identify whether the source device is turned on if the display apparatus is in a second state. The main processor may control the display to display a UI based on one or more of whether the interface is connected to the output terminal of the source device and whether the source device is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Je-hwan Seo, Seung-il Yoon, Jae-myung Hur, Kwan-young Kim, Dong-wook Kim, Min-sup Kim, Hyun-kyu Yun
  • Patent number: 10534244
    Abstract: An external instrument that wirelessly communicates with a projector is allowed to communicate with a communication counterpart other than the projector. A projector includes a projection section, a communication section, which wirelessly communicates with a first apparatus and communicates with a second apparatus, an evaluation section, which determines the destination of communication data received via the communication section, and a control section. In a case where the evaluation section determines that the destination of the communication data is the projector, the control section causes the projection section to project an image based on image data included in the communication data. In a case where the evaluation section determines that the destination of the communication data received from the first apparatus is not the projector, the control section causes the communication section to transmit the communication data to the second apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kenichiro Tomita
  • Patent number: 10536752
    Abstract: Disclosed is an information processing method and an electronic device capable of playing a multimedia file. The method includes when detecting a first operation of adjusting a play time of a multimedia file from a first time to a second time different from the first time in the process of playing the multimedia file, acquiring and storing a play progress of the multimedia file corresponding to the first time; and when detecting a second operation of a user, retrieving the play progress of the multimedia file corresponding to the first time and playing the multimedia file from the play progress corresponding to the first time in response to the second operation. With the method and electronic device, a video can accurately return to a play progress corresponding to a previous play time after a fast forward or rewind is performed in the process of playing the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Linxuan Lu, Shu Gao
  • Patent number: 10521264
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, apparatus and systems for improving data management and workload distribution in pattern recognition systems. An example method of managing data for a sign language translation system includes receiving multiple sets of data acquired by one or more data acquisition devices. Each set of data including an image frame that illustrates at least a part of a gesture. The method includes determining, for each of the multiple sets of data, a plurality of attribute values defined by a customized template. The method includes accessing the multiple sets of data, by a plurality of processing units, based on a location indicated by the attributes for recognizing the at least a part of a gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: AVODAH, INC.
    Inventors: Trevor Chandler, Dallas Nash, Michael Menefee