With Interface Between Recording/reproducing Device And At Least One Other Local Device Patents (Class 386/200)
  • Patent number: 10721536
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting custom navigation options are described herein. In some embodiments, the media guidance application displays a first portion of a media asset, and receives a user selection of an entity depicted within the portion. The media guidance application identifies a playlist of media asset portions associated with the entity, and generates for display a transport bar associated with the entity comprising an indicator identifying the entity and only one or more regions associated with the playlist of media asset portions. The media guidance application then receives a second user selection, and generates for display a second portion of the media asset associated with the entity in response. In some embodiments, the media guidance application identifies the playlist by searching a custom presentation database for entries associated with the entity, and retrieves the playlist from the identified entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Thomas, Margret B. Schmidt, Ajay Kumar Gupta, Alexander W. Liston, Jonathan A. Logan, Mathew C. Burns, Gabriel C. Dalbec
  • Patent number: 10717378
    Abstract: A vehicle seat includes a seat bottom, a backrest, and a headrest. The vehicle seat may be supplied with power so as to provide a powered experience to the vehicle seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Faurecia Automotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Chad W. Durkee, Shaun D. Tait
  • Patent number: 10674196
    Abstract: A method for providing of a portion or segment of content extracted from a larger content, for example, for sharing with users as a clip of the larger segment of content or as an action replay. One particular method of providing a portion of content includes receiving data including the content; transmitting the received data; storing a portion of the received data corresponding to a given time period; and responsive to a request, block transmitting the stored portion of the received data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PIKSEL, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Shaw, Fabrice Hamaide
  • Patent number: 10649851
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a processor, a timestamp as a start-point for extracting information from the storage tape. The method further includes determining, by the processor, a reel identification and a device type of a storage tape. The method further includes extracting the information, by the processor, from the storage tape starting at the start-point. The method further includes determining, by the processor, whether an end-point of the information has been reached. The method further includes reproducing, by the processor, the information to a computer-readable medium. The method further includes formatting, by the processor, the information to conform with format requirements of an activity log analyzing tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventor: Ellen L Sorenson
  • Patent number: 10644451
    Abstract: A method and system for a dynamic keying system is disclosed. The method and system can include a male connector device having a first plurality of settings for one or more key features, and a female connector device having a second plurality of settings for one or more key features. The female connector device can be configured to operate in an initial mode in which it is configured to, in response to the introduction of the male connector device, correspond a first setting of the first plurality of settings to a second setting of the second plurality of settings. The female connector device can also be configured to operate in a subsequent mode, in which it can permit coupling with at least one male connector device having the first setting and consistently deny access to at least one male connector device having a third setting different than the first setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Phillip V. Mann, Mark D. Plucinski, Sandra J. Shirk/Heath, Arvind K. Sinha
  • Patent number: 10631041
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a memory that stores a first EDID including an identification bit set to respond to a separate electronic device when the separate electronic device supports a first version of the HDMI, a transmitter that transmits the first EDID, and a receiver. When the receiver receives first control information including response information set in response to the identification bit, a compliant version of the HDMI to be operated is determined according to the response information. When the receiver does not receive the first control information, the compliant version of the HDMI to be operated is determined according to an attribute of a video and audio signal transmitted from the separate electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Nobuaki Suzuki, Takashi Doi
  • Patent number: 10587902
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for fault tolerant network storage and delivery of recorded content. Two or more network digital video recorders may each receive a plurality of requests to record, archive, and/or play back content items, such as television programs. Each network digital video recorder may receive capacity reports of statistics such as storage and/or bandwidth from one or more other network digital video recorders. At least one of the network digital video recorders may determine whether, based on a network capacity, to record, archive, and/or playback content items. The methods, systems, and apparatuses may accommodate equipment failures that lead to partitions between network digital video recorders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Neill Kipp, Martin Trang, Jiang Xu
  • Patent number: 10560680
    Abstract: A server may be configured to receive first pose data from a virtual reality device, generate second pose data, including a pose prediction, based at least on the first pose data, render a map representation based at least on the pose prediction, determine regions of the map representation based on a likelihood of view of each of the regions, perform foveation in each of the regions and generate an encoded frame based on the regions and a network parameter, and send the encoded frame and second pose data to the device. The encoding may associate each of the regions with a quality level and base the foveation on each region's associated quality level. The foveation may use different quantization parameters for each of the regions and/or use rendering foveation for each of regions. Network conditions such as latency, bandwidth, and/or jitter may be considered for bit allocation in the foveation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Horvitz, Eduardo Cuervo, David Chu
  • Patent number: 10559324
    Abstract: A video identifier uniquely identifying a video captured by a camera is generated. The video includes video frames and optionally concurrently captured audio as well as video metadata describing the video. Video data is extracted from at least two of the video's frames. By combining the extracted video data in an order specified by an identifier generation protocol, an extracted data object is generated. The extracted data object is hashed to generate the unique media identifier, which is stored in association with the video. The identifier generation protocol may indicate the portions of the video data to extract, such as video data corresponding to particular video frames and audio data corresponding to particular audio samples. The extracted data object may include a size of particular video frames, a number of audio samples in the video, or the duration of the video, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Otto K. Sievert, Gurprit Cheema, David A. Newman
  • Patent number: 10382717
    Abstract: A video file playback system capable of previewing an image, a method thereof, and a computer program product can sequentially compare change amounts between chronological two of frame images, select the frame images, of which the change amounts exceed a preset value, in at least one time interval, and select a frame image, which has a maximum change amount, in the frame images in each time interval as a preview image. By displaying a preview image corresponding to each time interval, a user can quickly browse key images of each time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: VIVOTEK INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Wen Liu, Yen-Fu Lin, Shih-Wu Fanchiang
  • Patent number: 10283164
    Abstract: Apparatus for generation of playable media from structured data, comprises a structured data reading unit for reading in of content of a first structure, a transformation unit for transforming said content into a second structure, said transformation comprising incorporating media play instructions, and a rendering unit for rendering content from the second structure using said media play instructions to generate playable media from the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SundaySky Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaniv Axen, Shmuel Weller
  • Patent number: 10271109
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for processing verbal queries relative to video content. A verbal query that is associated with a portion of video content is received. The verbal query specifies a relative frame location. An item depicted in the portion of the video content at the relative frame location is identified. Information about the item is determined as an answer to the verbal query. Information about the item is then presented to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Martin Davoust
  • Patent number: 10248697
    Abstract: A method for facilitating interactive review of data includes receiving multiple examples of a target associated with a set of data; comparing the examples of the target to the set of data to identify multiple potential matches; assigning, for each respective potential match, a priority value to the respective potential match based on a comparison of the examples of the target to the respective potential match; displaying the potential matches in a first display area, wherein the first display area organizes the potential matches according to the priority value assigned to each respective potential match; receiving a selection of at least one of the potential matches displayed in the first display area; and displaying, in response to the selection, the selected potential matches in a second display area, wherein the second display area organizes the selected potential matches according to a relationship between the selected potential matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventor: David F. McCoy
  • Patent number: 10244282
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for synchronizing between rendering of a multimedia stream by a rendering device and execution of an operation by a software application by at least one execution device. The method includes in the rendering device: receiving the multimedia stream comprising pieces of additional data synchronized with a multimedia item; detecting, in the multimedia stream, an item of destination information indicating that the pieces of additional data are intended for a distinct execution device; extracting the pieces of additional data; transmitting the pieces of additional data to the execution device; triggering the execution, by a software application, of an operation to process the transmitted additional data; and rendering the multimedia item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Roberto Agro, Halim Bendiabdallah
  • Patent number: 10178362
    Abstract: A host device supplying, via a hub, different picture signals to projectors connected to ports, respectively, of the hub, executes a correlation process to obtain port numbers of the ports, respectively, and serial numbers of the projectors, with the port numbers correlated with the serial numbers; an enumeration process to enumerate display devices, respectively, to obtain display device information of each of the display devices, and to obtain the serial numbers of the projectors in accordance with an order in which the display devices were enumerated; and an array generation process to collate the serial numbers obtained by the correlation process to the serial numbers obtained by the enumeration process to store, in array elements, the display device information in an order identical to an order of the collated serial numbers, based on a numerical order of the port numbers obtained by the correlation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jun Ueda
  • Patent number: 10063781
    Abstract: A live view control device according to an aspect of the present invention includes a radio wave intensity detection unit that detects radio wave intensity with respect to each of a plurality of imaging devices, a priority setting unit that sets a priority of a plurality of live view images on the basis of the detected radio wave intensity, a transfer condition setting unit that sets transfer conditions including at least one of a frame rate of transfer and an image size of the transfer of each of the plurality of live view images on the basis of the priorities of the plurality of live view images, and a communication control unit that transmits the set transfer conditions to the plurality of imaging devices via a wireless communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Hayashi, Mikio Watanabe, Takeshi Misawa, Masaya Tamaru, Hiroyuki Oshima, Fuminori Irie
  • Patent number: 10034027
    Abstract: A technique for transferring content on a customer's DVR to a new location to which the customer has moved includes accessing information including content and/or identification of content recorded on a first digital video recorder (DVR) located at a first customer facility, and loading the content and/or identification of content on a second DVR at a facility associated with a multiple systems operator (MSO). The second DVR is delivered to the customer at a second customer facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Milne, Fred Ansfield, Frederick J. Zustak
  • Patent number: 9936185
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for packaging, distributing, and utilizing digital cinema packages (“DCPs”) with multiple screens or projectors. A merged DCP generation system is disclosed that includes a DCP ingestor module configured to receive and decode a main screen DCP and a peripheral screen DCP, the main screen DCP and the peripheral screen DCP each comprising digital files that include audiovisual information and metadata to enable the presentation of audiovisual content. The system includes a DCP editor module configured to combine the digital files of the main screen DCP and the digital files of the peripheral screen DCP to generate a merged composition playlist (“CPL”) comprising reels designating audiovisual content shown on the main screen and the peripheral screen. The system includes a DCP mastering and packaging module configured to generate a merged DCP from the combined digital files and the merged CPL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Barco, Inc.
    Inventors: Jérôme Delvaux, Jean-Paul Schafer, Alexander William Gocke
  • Patent number: 9912743
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a system and method of asynchronously collecting different types of information for an event (e.g., football game) and aggregating the information in real-time according to sub-events (e.g., plays from scrimmage). One or more terminals (e.g., smartphones, tablet or laptop computers) are configured to capture information (video, still images, metadata) of each sub-event and distribute the captured information to the other terminals in real-time. Such distribution may be facilitated using a cloud network and server, or else a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. Further, one of the terminals is configured to notify the other terminals when a particular sub-event has commenced, thus allowing the captured information of the particular sub-event to be associated with a corresponding sub-event identifier. The captured information may be aggregated according to the sub-events by use of sub-event identifiers for presentation to users, e.g., in a playlist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SKYCAPITAL INVESTORS, LLC
    Inventor: Keith Simpson
  • Patent number: 9848253
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus to allow a user to use a device network by a natural and simple operation by automatically selecting a device for providing a response to a request, the information processing apparatus including: a request acquiring part configured to acquire a request to a system; a response determining part configured to determine a response to the request; a device selecting part configured to select, on the basis of at least an attribute of the response, a device that provides the response among devices included in the system; and a device controller configured to perform control that causes the selected device to provide the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Watanabe, Motoki Tsunokawa
  • Patent number: 9740776
    Abstract: A method for extracting residual videos in a DVR hard disk and deleted videos, including: 1) connecting and recognizing devices; 2) judging whether a file system can be recognized; 3) if so, parsing disk partitions and matching the file system; 4) scanning sectors one by one; 5) parsing video data, capturing and recording same; 6) enumerating a video list and displaying same; and 7) extracting videos. Parsing and data extraction can be conducted on all DVR hard disks of various types of various manufacturers, and files in the hard disks can be reorganized into valid, single-channel and continuously played video files; and useful video data can be parsed and screened out, thereby reducing human and material resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: XLY SALVATIONDATA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoning Liang, Chaoming Xu
  • Patent number: 9538154
    Abstract: A display apparatus to store a broadcasting signal or a video signal and/or an audio signal in an external storage medium, and reproduce signals from the external storage medium includes a receiving processor, a controller, and an output unit. The receiving processor receives a video signal and/or an audio signal. The controller stores a video signal and/or an audio signal received using the receiving processor in the external storage medium in real time, if a user requires storage of the received video signal and the audio signal. The controller reproduces the stored video signal and/or audio signal from the external storage medium if the user requires reproduction of the video signal and/or the audio signal stored on the external storage medium. The output unit outputs the reproduced video signal and/or audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sang-hak Lee
  • Patent number: 9525854
    Abstract: The present application discloses an information processing method and an electronic device. The method comprises: detecting whether a current video output unit is switched to a second video output unit different from a first video output unit at a first time to acquire a first detection result when first video content is played back by the first video output unit; recording a first playback progress of the first video content at the first time and acquiring a second playback progress based on the first playback progress when the first detection result is yes, wherein the first playback progress and the second playback progress satisfy a preset condition; and playing back, by the second video output unit, the first video content from the second playback progress. With the above method according to the present disclosure, the technical problem in the related art that video output units cannot be switched is solved, and the technical effects of playing back a video by one output unit are achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Jianfeng Xiao
  • Patent number: 9432417
    Abstract: A user device's browser receives a page from a publishing system and presents content of the page within a window. Instructions from a media hosting system cause a frame to be created within the window. The frame includes a media upload object from a media hosting system that has a different address domain that the publishing system. A communication channel is established between the window and the frame to allow messages to be exchanged. The media upload object allows a user to create a media item and upload it to the media hosting system. Throughout the process of creating and uploading the media item, the media upload object transmits one or more messages to the page via the communication channel. Based on the messages, the page responds to what is occurring within the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Vuskovic, Jaroslaw Jerzy Wilkiewicz, Eric P. Lundberg, Jeffrey Alan Posnick
  • Patent number: 9247289
    Abstract: A transport signal transmitted from a television receiver apparatus through a signal line is subjected to a separation operation by a transport-signal processor and decoded by a video-signal decoding unit and an audio-signal decoding unit. A decoded video signal is supplied through a signal line to the television receiver apparatus. Video processing time of the television receiver apparatus is obtained by a delay-information obtaining unit through a signal line. An audio-signal delaying unit delays an audio signal decoded by the audio-signal decoding unit in accordance with the video processing time obtained by the delay-information obtaining unit and outputs the audio signal to a speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gen Ichimura, Yasuhisa Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9237363
    Abstract: A method for dynamically configuring a video stream, including: identifying player control metadata attributes for an input video stream, wherein the input video stream is received from an origin server; storing the identified metadata attributes to a memory device; and dynamically inserting the metadata attributes into an output video stream in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: OPENWAVE MOBILITY, INC.
    Inventors: Declan Harrison, Stephen Wright
  • Patent number: 9230602
    Abstract: Various embodiments for creating media clips are disclosed. Media clips are created by content capture and tagging devices as events are recorded by the content capture and tagging devices. Users select one or more predefined activity indictors displayed on their content capture and tagging devices as activities occur during events, or as recordings are viewed after events have concluded. Media clips are then created based on the recordings and the activity type associated with each activity indicator. The media clips are then provided to a server, where they are stored in association with activity identification information, such as an activity type based on the selected activity indicator. The media clips may then be searched and accessed by providing key words to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Clipcast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Manuel Jaime, Oliver Michaelis
  • Patent number: 9208822
    Abstract: Various embodiments for creating media clips are disclosed. Media clips are created by a server in response to receiving primary media recordings from one or more content capture devices or content capture and tagging devices, and one or more instances of activity identification information from content tagging devices. The server creates media clips from by copying portions of the primary media recordings in accordance with the activity identification information, such as a time that a user selected an activity indicator displayed on a respective content tagging device. The media clips are then stored in association with at least users who provided the activity identification information to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Clipcast Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Manuel Jaime, Oliver Michaelis
  • Patent number: 9202522
    Abstract: A computer implemented method and apparatus for subtitle display. The method comprises determining a second display speed in response to a command to change a first display speed of digital content, wherein the digital content comprises a plurality of frames and a plurality of subtitles, and wherein the plurality of subtitles are displayed for a pre-defined length of time determined by an association with the digital content at the first display speed; identifying at least one subtitle associated with a frame of the digital content at a location nearest in time to the frame; presenting for display frames of the digital content at the second display speed; and presenting for display the at least one subtitle in a new association with the frames of digital content being displayed at the second display speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Anmol Dhawan
  • Patent number: 9092531
    Abstract: A content processing device may be operable to analyze activity information associated with particular content identified in a content library associated with a user account. One or more entities associated with the particular content may be identified by the content processing device. The content processing device may collect, from various sources, information related to each of the identified one or more entities. The content processing device may determine, based on one or both of a result of the analysis and the collected information, update information for the particular content. The content processing device may then add, based on one or more ranking factors, item information comprising the particular content along with the determined update information to a list of items associated with the user account. Upon receiving an indication from a data processing device, the content processing device may communicate the list of items to the data processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Liu, Doug Sherrets, Marco Paglia
  • Patent number: 9083997
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for recording and publishing content on social networking websites and other websites include providing an imbedded link on a social networking webpage to media recorder software stored on an external server system, invoking the media recorder software within a displayed instance of the social networking webpage through an application programming interface for the social networking webpage, receiving a video stream defining video captured using the media recorder software at the external video management server system, generating and storing a video file using the received video stream at the external server system, selecting the stored video file for distribution via one or more communication networks, and providing the stored video file for display within displayed instances of webpages hosted on external web server systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: YooToo Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Harwell, Christopher W. Wyatt, Ryland M. Reed
  • Patent number: 9077955
    Abstract: A method of digital television recording including receiving a content item at a first Personal Video Recorder (PVR), determining whether to transfer the content item based, at least in part, on at least one of the following: currentness of the content item, a user preference, and a user profile; and transferring the content item from the first PVR to a mobile PVR only upon a positive result of the determining. Related methods and apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Reuven Wachtfogel, Shabtai Atlow
  • Patent number: 9036976
    Abstract: A method of displaying a message received from a server during reproducing content includes: receiving the message provided to a user terminal, from the server, during the reproducing the content stored in a storage medium; determining an operation mode of the user terminal related to a priority order of the message; and providing the message according to the determined operation mode of the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-min Park, Keum-yong Oh, Jun-eok Ahn, Da-na Jung
  • Patent number: 9025081
    Abstract: A system comprises logic adapted to concurrently provide an electrical signal to each of a plurality of audio channels. An acoustic sensor is coupled to the logic. The acoustic sensor receives sound signals generated based on the electrical signals. The logic further determines a time lag between the received sound signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert Campbell
  • Publication number: 20150117830
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for generating a light calibration profile based on one or more light emitters. A light track associated with a media track may be mapped onto the one or more light emitters based on the light calibration profile and the one or more light emitters may be activated based on the mapping. The media track that the light track is associated with may be a video track, audio track, or text track and the light track may correspond to aspects of the media track. The light track may contain light activation indications based on timestamps or other metadata.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Faaborg
  • Patent number: 9020323
    Abstract: Provided are a communication apparatus and program which improve the operability for a user before and during data communication. The communication apparatus includes a plurality of communication units that establish electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling with a communication device located within a predetermined distance, a storage unit storing control information indicative of predetermined control contents in association with the respective communication units, a control information acquisition section that acquires, from the storage unit, control information associated with that communication unit which has established the electric field coupling or the magnetic field coupling, and a control unit that controls communication of that of the communication units which has established the electric field coupling or the magnetic field coupling by using the control information acquired by the control information acquisition section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro Aibara, Hitoshi Amagai, Naotaka Uehara, Takayuki Kogane, Sumito Shinohara, Masato Nunokawa, Tetsuya Handa, Kimiyasu Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20150110455
    Abstract: A video capture utility and method for a computer system. In one embodiment, the video capture utility includes: (1) a circular buffer allocated in a memory of the computer system to store at most a predefined video length, (2) a video output interceptor executable in a processor of the computer system and operable to receive and store video output most recently generated by an application program and (3) a video output extractor executable in the processor and operable to prompt contents of the circular buffer to be copied from the circular buffer to another location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Lu Liu, Rochelle Pereira, Somnath Kopnar
  • Patent number: 9013560
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a viewing range notification method for guiding a viewer to watch TV within an optimal viewing range by providing a guide message for advising the viewer to change his/her position if the viewer is out of the optimal viewing range and a TV receiver appropriate for implementing the guiding method. According to the present invention, the viewing range guiding method can be implemented by a three-dimensional TV receiver. The three-dimensional TV receiver determines whether the viewing range of the user is farther than a predetermined distance, and whether the viewing angle is within the predetermined angular range. Then, if the viewing range is nearer than the predetermined distance or the viewing angle is not within the predetermined angular range, the three-dimensional TV receiver provides a guide message for changing the viewing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hak-Young Choi
  • Patent number: 9014531
    Abstract: A transmitting section of the present invention initiates transmission of a second video continuously after completing transmission of a first video being transmitted, in a case that a reproduction position of the first video being transmitted is beyond an end point of the first video, when a video recording start time of a second video stored in a video storage section and a video recording end time of the first video being transmitted coincide within a predetermined time difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Gokurakuji, Shuhei Miura, Masahiro Koike, Masayuki Uwabo, Takumi Okazaki, Chihiro Harada
  • Patent number: 9003426
    Abstract: A multi-display device can interface with two or more different types of docking stations. The device can determine the type of dock and change the pin outs for a connector to interface with that dock. Once docked, the device can determine a charge status for the device and the dock to present the status to the user. Further, the dock can enter one of several modes, including a call receipt mode and an entertainment mode. The modes allow for expanded functionality for the device while docked. Two particular docks, the laptop dock and the smart dock, provide special functionality with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Anthony Russello
  • Publication number: 20150071599
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and/or computer program product enables a reuse of media storage space via partial file deletion. Multiple friends in a same social circle, which together have control of multiple media storage devices that are storing all segments of a media file, are identified. A last friend from the multiple friends, who has control of a last media storage device to have a last copy of a particular segment of the media file, is identified. The last media storage device is the only media storage device, from the multiple storage devices, to have a copy of the particular segment of the media file. The last media storage device is prevented from deleting the particular segment of the media file until another of the multiple storage devices stores a copy of the particular segment of the media file.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: KULVIR S. BHOGAL, GREGORY J. BOSS, LYDIA M. DO, RICK A. HAMILTON, II, JAMES W. SEAMAN
  • Patent number: 8977111
    Abstract: An image displaying apparatus, an image editing apparatus, an image editing system, an image displaying method and an image editing method are disclosed. The image displaying apparatus includes an image processing unit which captures a still image, a communication module which communicates with an external device, and a control unit which controls an edited image to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-hyun Park, Dae-gu Kim, Il-kwon Kim
  • Patent number: 8971687
    Abstract: An image displaying apparatus, an image editing apparatus, an image editing system, an image displaying method and an image editing method are disclosed. The image displaying apparatus includes an image processing unit which captures a still image, a communication module which communicates with an external device, and a control unit which controls an edited image to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-hyun Park, Dae-gu Kim, Il-kwon Kim
  • Patent number: 8971686
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for managing digital contents and a method and an apparatus for executing digital contents according to playback positions. The method for managing digital contents includes inputting digital contents from a digital contents provider, inputting playback positions of the digital contents at which at least one application will perform an operation, and generating a list of playback positions in which the playback positions are recorded, based on attribute information on the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-hyuk Kim, Sung-wook Ahn
  • Patent number: 8966567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for extracting digital content using an interactive television application. The interactive television application may allow the user to record programs on a set-top box. The interactive television application may also allow the user to extract the audio from one of the recorded programs and transfer the extracted audio to removable media (e.g., a CD-R). The interactive television application also be configured to perform a future transfer of digital content to removable media. The future transfer may occur without requiring any further user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Thomas, Thomas E. Westberg, Brian Fife, Joseph DiGiovanni, Michael D. Ellis
  • Patent number: 8958683
    Abstract: A media data playback device is capable of simultaneously parsing and decoding two different sections of streaming media, where one section of the streaming media comprises a replay section. The device shows replay progress of the replay section on a progress bar and allows switching positions during replaying of the replay section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-Chang Lu, Deng-Rung Liu, Chen-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 8955030
    Abstract: A method and system for integrated personal content access have been disclosed. The system includes a gateway which is able to communicate across devices, coordinating media content distribution among the devices and users. The gateway can seamlessly switch or copy content streams from one device to another, even if the devices use different formats or protocols. Tags can be used for adding embellishments to content on the fly for viewing by the user or by others. Tokens for indicating the identity and source of content, along with a location within the content, can also be used when sharing content or when switching content viewing between devices. Additionally, a network of gateways is possible, where content may be shared between devices connected to different gateways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Wi-LAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Anders Heie, Adam F. Gould, Michael S. Librizzi
  • Patent number: 8948566
    Abstract: Disclosed is a digital signage apparatus of allowing the user to intuitively and easily manage content information, and a control method thereof. For this purpose, the digital signage apparatus may include a display unit configured to display content files, and a controller configured to display a first content file selected from the content files on a time cell region of a scheduler displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeil Lee, Yunjueng Mhun, Yunjung Kim, Hyunsun Lyu, Hyojung Lee, Hyejin Choi, Hyeeun Noh
  • Patent number: 8948575
    Abstract: A time code signal is transmitted. An audio input is provided. An audio signal is received through the audio input. A first time code signal is generated. A value of the first time code signal is displayed on a display. A data stream including the audio signal with the first time code signal superimposed on the audio signal is generated. The data stream is transmitted to a first external device. An interruptible feedback signal is transmitted to the first external device or a second external device. A talkback signal is transmitted between a second external device and a third external device. A second time code signal is received from a second external device and the first time code signal is synchronized with the second time code signal. An interface is provided for noting the value of the first time code signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventors: Reginald Webb, Laurie Webb
  • Patent number: 8948571
    Abstract: A receiver allows controlling a device to be controlled such as a display device based on reference timing acquired from reception data without delay and with low power consumption, and includes: a communication device receiving data incoming intermittently; a first control circuit analyzing the data received by the communication device to identify the presence of a predetermined reference timing signal pattern in the data; and a timer for counting a clock from an initial value, generating a control signal for the device to be controlled according to a resulting count value, and if the count value reaches a predetermined interval value, resuming counting the clock at the initial value. The timer changes the initial value to reduce a count of the clock between the initial value and the interval value if the first control circuit identifies the predetermined reference timing signal pattern to be present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Ichikawa