Digital Interface (e.g., 1394/usb, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/231)
  • Patent number: 10341717
    Abstract: An exemplary method includes a content delivery system determining that a user profile of a user is logged in to a first access device during a media content session associated with the first access device in which the first access device presents media content to the user, detecting that the user moves outside a vicinity of the first access device while the user profile is logged in to the first access device during the media content session, identifying, in response to the user moving outside the vicinity of the first access device, a second access device associated with the user and that is within a vicinity of the user, and automatically providing, in response to the identifying, session management content corresponding to the media content session associated with the first access device for presentation by the second access device while the user is outside the vicinity of the first access device. Corresponding systems and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata S. Adimatyam, Sameer Gavade, Tariq Roshan
  • Patent number: 10282469
    Abstract: A multimedia content item is summarized based on its audio track and a desired compression budget. The audio track is extracted and processed by an automatic speech recognizer to obtain a time-aligned text transcript. The text-transcript is partitioned into a plurality of segment sequences. An informativeness score based on a salience score and a diversity score is computed for each of the segments. A coherence score is also computed for the segments in the plurality of sequences. A subsequence of one of the segment sequences that optimizes for informativeness and coherence is selected for generating a new content item summarizing the multimedia content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventor: Inderjeet Mani
  • Patent number: 10248580
    Abstract: A circuit is for protecting memory address data. The circuit may include an input data bus configured to receive write data to be written to a memory device, and an address bus configured to receive a corresponding write address. The circuit may also include an output data bus, and an address protection circuit coupled to the input data, address, and output data buses and configured to generate an address protection value based on the corresponding write address, and generate modified write data, on the output data bus. The modified write data includes the write data and the address protection value. The output data bus may have a width greater than a width of the input data bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS (ROUSSET) SAS
    Inventors: Eric Bernasconi, Richard O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10212361
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device, an information processing method, a program, and an information processing system that make it possible to synchronize recording of time-series data acquired by a plurality of information processing devices. An information processing terminal includes a reception control unit configured to control reception of first time-series data acquired by a plurality of cameras and acquisition times of the first time-series data based on local time, which is time in each of the cameras, and a synchronization control unit configured to determine, on the basis of the first time-series data from the plurality of cameras, start timing or end timing of recording of second time-series data acquired by the plurality of cameras. The present technology can be applied to, for example, a shooting system that performs shooting with a plurality of cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Shimauchi
  • Patent number: 10101771
    Abstract: The system, method and device for enabling remote-control of consumer electronic devices is disclosed. The system may comprise a docking station. The docking station may comprise an infrared receiving module and Micro-controller unit (MCU). The pre-processor of the infrared receiving module or the processor of the MCU may demodulate the one or more input control signals received from an input control device or a first communication device respectively. The pre-processor or the processor may modulate the one or more input control signals demodulated to obtain one or more modulated control signals. Further, the processor may retrieve one or more infrared codes from a preconfigured database based upon the one or more modulated control signals. The processor may transmit the one or more infrared codes to one or more consumer electronics device in order to remotely control the one or more consumer electronic devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: REMOTEC TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wing Kin Law, Hon Wan Leung, Daniel Chun
  • Patent number: 10013981
    Abstract: A speech recognition system for resolving impaired utterances can have a speech recognition engine configured to receive a plurality of representations of an utterance and concurrently to determine a plurality of highest-likelihood transcription candidates corresponding to each respective representation of the utterance. The recognition system can also have a selector configured to determine a most-likely accurate transcription from among the transcription candidates. As but one example, the plurality of representations of the utterance can be acquired by a microphone array, and beamforming techniques can generate independent streams of the utterance across various look directions using output from the microphone array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventors: Sean A. Ramprashad, Harvey D. Thornburg, Arvindh Krishnaswamy, Aram M. Lindahl
  • Patent number: 9881085
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for aggregating and presenting multiple videos of an event are provided. In some implementations, a method for identifying related video content is provided, the method comprising: receiving a first video and first video metadata that describes the first video from a first camera device; receiving a second video and second video metadata that describes the second video from a second camera device; comparing the first video metadata and the second video metadata; determining whether the first video and the second video are associated with an event based on the comparison; in response to determining that the first video and the second video are associated with the event, grouping the first video and second video into a plurality of videos associated with the event; and causing the plurality of videos to be displayed to a viewer based on the viewer requesting at least one of the plurality of videos.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Weihua Tan
  • Patent number: 9877072
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to determining and using a normalized in progress program indicator that can be used for resuming content playback are described. In some embodiments the normalized in progress program indicator, also referred to as a normalized in progress program time, indicates a portion, e.g., fraction, of a program which has been viewed. The normalized in progress time is generated by determining an in progress program point after excluding the time of advertisements that may have been included in a content stream with the program. A user may begin watching a program on one device and resume playback of a different version of the same program on another playback device with the normalization process allowing for the playback starting point to be easily determined whether the same or a different version, with a different duration, of the program is played back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Vitaly Shoykhet, Albert Straub, Sherri Green
  • Patent number: 9858035
    Abstract: In each category representing a signal type, a recommended minimum value and a recommended maximum value of a level of a signal are stored. The recommended minimum value and the recommended maximum value are determined based on a dynamic range of the signal of the type, for example. A function configured to set a gain used for adjusting a level of an input signal according to a user operation, and a function configured to set a category are provided. Further, a meter portion configured to display the level of the signal level-adjusted by the set gain is provided, and the recommended minimum value and the recommended maximum value of the set category are exhibited in a manner to correspond to the display by the meter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Kotaro Terada, Shunichi Kamiya
  • Patent number: 9842115
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for creating and using media asset proxies. The media asset proxies represent a digital media asset and are created by filtering and modifying elements from the digital media asset. The media asset proxies can be queried in the same manner as their corresponding digital media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Samir Gehani, Alexander B. Beaman, Kevin Calhoun, John Samuel Bushell
  • Patent number: 9734346
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for collecting digital evidence from a target system to be analyzed at a remote location and then providing security in a remote digital forensic environment based on the collected digital evidence. The method of providing security includes making, by a security providing apparatus, an evidence collection request for collection of evidence of an evidence collection-target apparatus from an evidence collection agent in a remote digital forensic environment, collecting evidence data corresponding to the evidence collection request from the evidence collection agent, verifying the evidence data based on a signature value of the evidence data collected from the evidence collection agent, generating evidence analysis data based on the verified evidence data, verifying the evidence analysis data based on a signature value of the evidence analysis data, and providing security for the evidence collection-target apparatus based on results of the verification of the evidence analysis data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: SeongKu Kang, Mincheol Jeon, Youngjun Cho, Jaeduck Choi, Sinkyu Kim, Jungtaek Seo
  • Patent number: 9686501
    Abstract: A photographing processing method based on a mobile terminal comprises the steps of: providing an option on the mobile terminal for setting a picture classification beforehand and providing an option for adding a classification label; receiving, by using the option for setting the picture classification, an operational instruction from a user in a photographing interface for selecting a certain classification as a currently photographing classification; and automatically appending, when a certain classification is selected as the currently photographing classification, corresponding picture information to a photographed picture after photographing the picture, and saving the photographed picture in a corresponding directory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming Lei
  • Patent number: 9569090
    Abstract: A method for providing a Graphic User Interface (GUI) associated with execution of an application in a mobile terminal supporting a multi-tasking function, and an apparatus implementing the same. The method for providing (GUI) in a mobile terminal, preferably includes: displaying an application execution icon region and application execution screen region configured by one or more application execution icons; receiving selection of one from the one or more application execution icons; and displaying a reduction mode execution screen of an application corresponding to the selected application execution icon on the application execution screen region. When using a multi-tasking function of a mobile terminal, the user can view a plurality of application execution screens on one screen, and input an operating command for a plurality of applications on one screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Ha Seong, Min Kyung Kim, Kyu Sung Kim, Sung Sik Lee
  • Patent number: 9148176
    Abstract: One example apparatus includes a first circuit configured to receive first and second data words, to correct one or more errors in the first data word, to merge the corrected first data word and the second data word responsive to a control signal to generate a final merged data word, and to provide the final merged data word to a write circuit. The apparatus also includes a second circuit configured to also receive the first and second data words, to preliminarily merge the first and second data words responsive to the control signal to generate an initial merged data word, to generate an initial parity code for the initial merged data word, to correct the initial parity code, and to provide the corrected parity code to the write circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Wei Bing Shang, En Peng Gao
  • Patent number: 9124844
    Abstract: A method for managing, in a digital television decoder receiving a signal stream including a set of components distributed in at least one first data set and a second data set, the receipt of a command to change services, the method including: simultaneously transmitting the stream of signals received by the decoder to a demultiplexer and to a buffer memory of the digital television decoder, at least some of the components of the signal stream then being stored in the buffer memory; using the demultiplexer, extracting from the signal stream transmitted a set of operating components of the decoder; to the components stored in the buffer memory, applying a system for correcting data received to obtain corrected components; and carrying out the audio/video decoding of the corrected components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventor: Eric Thea
  • Patent number: 9058593
    Abstract: An electronic mail on which a control command is interpolated is transmitted through a public line, received by a modem section of a gate way, converted to a digital data, and supplied to the control section. A CPU of the control section stores the received electronic mail in a RAM, and extracts the control command contained in the electronic mail. The CPU supplies a control signal corresponding to the control command to an interface section. The interface section controls an IR transmission section to transmit a signal corresponding to the control signal supplied from the CPU or outputs a signal through a connection line, and controls a video deck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichi Hirata
  • Publication number: 20150131962
    Abstract: Provided is a video recording system. The video recording system includes a camera configured to obtain an image signal, a host system configured to obtain the image signal from the camera and support a serial bus protocol, a sub-system including a serial bus interface unit configured to transmit or receive data to or from the host system, and a storage device configured to receive the image signal from the host system and record the received image signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Bong CHO, Ju Wan KOO
  • Publication number: 20150110465
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an optical disc player with a standard digital port, such as a USB port, coupled to an external storage, such as a thumb drive, coupled to a standard digital port such as a USB port. The external storage may also be used to provide content, commands or applications that enable the player to present certain additional content, or to perform certain additional or enhanced functions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Lewis S. OSTROVER, Bradley T. COLLAR
  • Patent number: 9014539
    Abstract: An image display system and a display method thereof are provided. The image display system includes an optical disc having image information thereon, an image display device having extended display identification data (EDID), and a reproduction device to analyze the EDID to determine an interface to connect with the image display device, if the image information is three-dimensional (3D) image information, and instruct the image display device to output an alarm text, if the interface is an analog. When the interface is an analog interface, the reproduction device may output an analog two-dimensional (2D) image or 3D image through the image display device. Even when the image display device and the reproduction device are interconnected via an analog interfaces, a 2D or 3D image may be output based on the 3D image information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Bo Oh, Tae Hee Lee, Hong Gyu Han, Young Taek Yoo, Song Ki Cho, Ho Shin Lee, Se Min Jin, Yu Whan Kwak
  • Publication number: 20150098690
    Abstract: A method of and system for automatic compilation of crowdsourced digital media productions is presented. A system for automated compilation of a digital media program includes interfaces that receive audio/video information, associated temporal information, associated digital device metadata, and media characteristic preference information. The system includes a repository for the digital media input and associated digital device metadata. The system further includes a module that analyzes digital device metadata associated with individual digital media inputs from at least two different recording devices and selects between overlapping portions of the media inputs based on comparing digital device metadata associated with the individual digital media inputs with the media characteristic preference information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Peter ABBATE, Michael Francis CONWAY, Robert Earl LAMM, Steven Philip NICKEL
  • Patent number: 8988610
    Abstract: Electronic equipment and methods for permitting quick control of the operating state of a source equipment side from sink equipment. A television receiver (sink equipment) 100 and an amplifier (repeater equipment) 200 are interconnected over an HDMI cable 610, and the amplifier 200 and a DVD recorder (source equipment) 300 are interconnected over an HDMI cable 620. Each of the pieces of equipment includes, in addition to an HDMI receiving unit and an HDMI transmitting unit, a high-speed data line I/F included in a bidirectional communication unit that uses predetermined lines of the HDMI cable. The bidirectional communication unit is used to transmit channel selection information, a remote control code instructing recording, “theater mode” designating information, a remote control code, or the like from the television receiver 100 to the audio amplifier 200 or DVD recorder 300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Nakajima, Hidekazu Kikuchi, Takamichi Mitsuhashi
  • Publication number: 20150062437
    Abstract: A semiconductor device comprises a first semiconductor chip; and a second semiconductor chip provided on the first semiconductor chip with having chip-on-chip connection to the first semiconductor chip, wherein when seen from a direction perpendicular to an upper surface of the second semiconductor chip, an outline of the second semiconductor chip is larger than an outline of the first semiconductor chip, a plurality of electrode terminals for the first semiconductor chip are provided on an upper surface of the first semiconductor chip, the plurality of electrode terminals for the first semiconductor chip comprise one or more first covered terminals which are covered with the second semiconductor chip and one or more first uncovered terminals which are not covered with the second semiconductor chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Tomohiro Kinoshita, Eiji Takahashi, Naoki Komatsu, Kazuhide Uriu
  • Patent number: 8971688
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus has a stop mode in which only recording means comprised of a rotatable drum on which a recording head is mounted and recording medium driving means comprised of a capstan/pinch roller are stopped, which stop mode can be changed from a record temporary stop mode. During the stop mode of the recording means and the recording medium driving means, a video signal photo-taken by a camera of the information recording apparatus can be outputted externally, and, change to the stop mode is made effective by a combination of user's selection and/or presence/absence of an external connection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Keiji Sato
  • Publication number: 20150043888
    Abstract: A multimedia device is described. The multimedia device includes a multiplexer. The multimedia device also includes a plurality of high-definition interface inputs coupled with the multiplexer and an output coupled with the multiplexer. Moreover, the multimedia device includes a processor coupled with the multiplexer to configure the multiplexer to provide one of the plurality of high definition multimedia interface inputs to the output based on the detection of a clock signal on one of the plurality of high-definition multimedia interface inputs. Furthermore, methods related to embodiments of a multimedia device are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventors: Bradley Bozarth, Jeffrey D. Boone, Jon Norenberg, John David Banks, David C. Buuck, Eric Wiles
  • Patent number: 8953927
    Abstract: A recording/playback apparatus including first and second recorders is connected to an information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus transfers a first data stream file and a first management file used for managing the first stream file to the recording/playback apparatus. The first recorder records a second stream file and a second management file used for managing the second stream file thereon using a predetermined directory structure. The second recorder records the first stream file and the first management file transferred from the information processing apparatus thereon using the directory structure. After transferring the first stream file and the first management file to the second recorder, the information processing apparatus additionally records or updates the second stream file and the second management file respectively corresponding to the first stream file and the first management file on the first recorder based on the first stream file and the first management file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Takakura, Koichi Uchida, Akihiro Kawachino
  • Publication number: 20150023649
    Abstract: A network connection configuration method for a multimedia player includes establishing a Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connection between a mobile device and a network connection device, such that the mobile device obtains a service set identification (SSID) and a password thereof of the network connection device; utilizing an image capture module of the mobile device to capture an optical image corresponding to the multimedia player, so as to establish a Wi-Fi Direct connection between the mobile device and the multimedia player; and establishing another Wi-Fi connection between the multimedia player and the network connection device according to the Wi-Fi connection between the mobile device and the network connection device as well as the Wi-Fi Direct connection between the mobile device and the multimedia player.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: ALI Corporation
    Inventors: Houng-Jyh Wang, Chin-Hung Hsu
  • Publication number: 20140376880
    Abstract: An image display system and a display method thereof are provided. The image display system includes an optical disc having image information thereon, an image display device having extended display identification data (EDID), and a reproduction device to analyze the EDID to determine an interface to connect with the image display device, if the image information is three-dimensional (3D) image information, and instruct the image display device to output an alarm text, if the interface is an analog. When the interface is an analog interface, the reproduction device may output an analog two-dimensional (2D) image or 3D image through the image display device. Even when the image display device and the reproduction device are interconnected via an analog interfaces, a 2D or 3D image may be output based on the 3D image information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Bo OH, Tae Hee LEE, Hong Gyu HAN, Young Taek YOO, Song Ki CHO, Ho Shin LEE, Se Min JIN, Yu Whan KWAK
  • Publication number: 20140376881
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus including a first signal receiving unit that receives a non-compressed video signal from an external device via a first transmission path through a plurality of channels by means of a differential signal, an image display unit that displays images by processing the video signal received by the first signal receiving unit, a second signal receiving unit that receives a compressed video signal of a same video source as the non-compressed video signal by using a bi-directional communication path configured by predetermined lines of the first transmission path, and a signal transmitting unit that transmits a compressed video signal corresponding to the compressed video signal received by the second signal receiving unit to another external device different from the external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Ichiro Sato, Yasuhisa Nakajima
  • Publication number: 20140369662
    Abstract: An AV system composed of an HD recorder and a display unit uses a communication interface of the HDMI. An HDMI source of the HD recorder transmits image data (image signal) in the form of differential signals to an HDMI sink of the display unit through three TMDS channels. The HDMI source inserts content identification information for the identification of the type of a content of image data to be transmitted into an AVI InfoFrame packet placed in a blanking period. A control section of the display unit controls operation of a display processing section which carries out a process for displaying for the image data based on the content identification information received by the HDMI sink and a display section for displaying an image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Toshihide Hayashi, Masayuki Tsumura, Koki Tsumori, Katsuhiro Shimizu, Ban Kawamura
  • Publication number: 20140348485
    Abstract: According to one embodiments, a user can selectively view any kind of images in a desired size without any troublesome operation. An apparatus has an input terminal. A first image signal of a first standard and a second image signal of a second standard are compatibly input to the input terminal. If the apparatus determines that the input image signal is a signal based on the first standard, a signal processing accordance with the first standard is employed, and an image signal is generated to be displayed in the first display mode. If the apparatus determines that the input image signal is a signal based on the second standard, a signal processing accordance with the second standard is employed, and an image signal is generated to be displayed in the second display mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Masanori Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8893192
    Abstract: A Fiber Channel or other high speed data transmission channel is provided to transfer movie files and other content between shared storage and screen servers to enhance content availability in a digital cinema system. In one embodiment a digital cinema system is provided that includes a first screen server coupled to a first digital projector. Additionally, the digital cinema system includes a memory for storing a digital movie, and a Fiber Channel communication link coupled between the first screen server and the memory. The Fiber Channel communication link is configured to transmit a copy of the digital movie from the memory to the first server for storage therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary E. Bates, William R. Main, Jr., Harry M. Mathias, Vinayak Sapre
  • Patent number: 8868428
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system are provided for performing a voice command on a client device. The method can include translating, using a first speech recognizer located on the client device, an audio stream of a voice command to a first machine-readable voice command and generating a first query result using the first machine-readable voice command to query a client database. In addition, the audio stream can be transmitted to a remote server device that translates the audio stream to a second machine-readable voice command using a second speech recognizer. Further, the method can include receiving a second query result from the remote server device, where the second query result is generated by the remote server device using the second machine-readable voice command and displaying the first query result and the second query result on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Gruenstein, William J. Byrne
  • Patent number: 8848111
    Abstract: A communication method for performing transmission of video data and audio data, communication of device control data, and local area network communication by using a single cable may include connecting a connectable device to a pair of differential transmission lines; performing the local area network communication through bidirectional communication via the pair of differential transmission lines; and notifying a connection state of an interface with the connectable device by using a DC bias potential of at least one of the differential transmission lines of the pair. The connection state may include a first notification from a first one of the pair of differential transmission lines whether the connectable device is connected to the single cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhisa Nakajima, Hidekazu Kikuchi, Takamichi Mitsuhashi
  • Patent number: 8842966
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to record data onto removable storage media, includes: an image receiving interface configured to receive imaging data from an imaging modality, a central processing unit configured to process the image data to generate a study in a standard medical imaging format, and a removable media interface built-in or attached-to the modality and configured to, in response to receiving the study from the central processing unit, automatically start an storage operation to record at least part of the study generated by the central processing unit onto the removable storage media. In one embodiment, the removable media interface receives the study via a localhost address without the use of a physical network between the modality and removable media interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Virtual Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Carmine Pizzuto, Peter M. Chicchetti
  • Publication number: 20140270695
    Abstract: A grand central architecture for an all-in-one consumer electronics (CE) media device may include a single IR/RF/Microphone handheld remote control for controlling and/or displaying information for all CE devices of a user(s) in concert with the all-in-one CE media device (e.g., a media player) operative for playback of one or more media formats including but not limited to optical discs, audio and/or video, images, music, files, streaming media content, stored media content, and other content. The all-in-one CE media device does not include internal and/or dedicated power amplifiers to drive speakers or other types of transducers. The all-in-one CE media device may wirelessly communicate RF signals to one or more speakers/transducers that either include their own dedicated internal power amplifiers or are connected with an external power amplifier. The all-in-one CE media device may wirelessly communicate with one or more microphones and/or speakers and apply algorithms for optimizing audio quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventor: Jano Banks
  • Publication number: 20140270696
    Abstract: An all-in-one consumer electronics (CE) media device may include a single IR/RF/Microphone handheld remote control for controlling and/or displaying information for all CE devices of a user(s) in concert with the all-in-one CE media device operative for playback of one or more media formats including but not limited to optical discs, audio and/or video, images, music, files, streaming media content, stored media content, and other content. The remote may be docked in the all-in-one CE media device and may have its power source recharged while docked. The remote may communicate with CE devices and/or Legacy devices using bi-directional RF and/or uni-directional IR signals. The all-in-one CE media device may wirelessly communicate RF signals to one or more speakers/transducers that are coupled with their own dedicated amplifiers (e.g., internal and/or external), and may wirelessly communicate with one or more microphones and/or speakers and apply algorithms for optimizing audio quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: AliphCom
    Inventor: Jano Banks
  • Patent number: 8831400
    Abstract: On a recording medium, stereoscopic and monoscopic specific areas are located one after another next to a stereoscopic/monoscopic shared area. The stereoscopic/monoscopic shared area is a contiguous area to be accessed both in stereoscopic video playback and monoscopic video playback. The stereoscopic specific area is a contiguous area to be accessed immediately before a long jump occurring in stereoscopic video playback. In both the stereoscopic/monoscopic shared area and the stereoscopic specific area, extents of base-view and dependent-view stream files are arranged in an interleaved manner. The extents on the stereoscopic specific area are next in order after the extents on the stereoscopic/monoscopic shared area. The monoscopic specific area is a contiguous area to be accessed immediately before a long jump occurring in monoscopic video playback. The monoscopic specific area has a copy of the entirety of the extents of the base-view stream file recorded on the stereoscopic specific area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Taiji Sasaki, Hiroshi Yahata, Tomoki Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8818803
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems and tools are presented that allow the summarization of text, audio, and audiovisual presentations, such as movies, into less lengthy forms. High-content media files are shortened in a manner that preserves important details, by splitting the files into segments, rating the segments, and reassembling preferred segments into a final abridged piece. Summarization of media can be customized by user selection of criteria, and opens new possibilities for delivering entertainment, news, and information in the form of dense, information-rich content that can be viewed by means of broadcast or cable distribution, “on-demand” distribution, internet and cell phone digital video streaming, or can be downloaded onto an iPod™ and other portable video playback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Elmo Weber
  • Patent number: 8813165
    Abstract: An audio/video storage/retrieval system and method that permits efficient and cost-effective simultaneous recording of multi-channel A/V information from a variety of sources is disclosed. The system/method may be broadly described as generally incorporating baseband conversion of source RF modulated A/V information followed by analog-to-digital conversion and storage on a storage device utilizing a dual port interface that incorporates an additional computer access port to permit transparent storage access by a computer system. Retrieval of stored A/V programming from the storage device via the dual port interface permits the stored A/V data to be converted to analog and RF modulated for presentation to an A/V presentation device. Additional A/V source and/or target selectors may be incorporated into the system/method to permit recording a plethora of A/V sources such as raw A/V signaling, OTA broadcasts, clear/encrypted cable QAM broadcasts, cable set top boxes (STBs), and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin Mark Klughart
  • Patent number: 8812311
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems and tools are presented that allow the summarization of text, audio, and audiovisual presentations, such as movies, into less lengthy forms. High-content media files are shortened in a manner that preserves important details, by splitting the files into segments, rating the segments, and reassembling preferred segments into a final abridged piece. Summarization of media can be customized by user selection of criteria, and opens new possibilities for delivering entertainment, news, and information in the form of dense, information-rich content that can be viewed by means of broadcast or cable distribution, “on-demand” distribution, internet and cell phone digital video streaming, or can be downloaded onto an iPod™ and other portable video playback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Elmo Weber
  • Patent number: 8798433
    Abstract: In many aspects, systems and methods for recording overlapping media content using interactive media guidance applications are provided. The systems and methods for recording overlapping media content generally relate to cropping overlapping portions of the media content thereby allowing a user to enjoy most of the recording while only forgoing a portion of the beginning or the end of a program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: United Video Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Bumgardner, Geoffrey Z. Ombao, Gregory L. DeCamp, Haig H. Krakirian
  • Patent number: 8794766
    Abstract: A system for assisting individuals (e.g., those having physical or other disabilities) to read or otherwise experience electronic publications includes a projector having an optical projection assembly located at an end of an articulating arm assembly and configured to project images of an electronic publication and a controller that is sized and contoured to fit comfortably within or be held by a human hand. The controller may include a processor and a storage device communicatively coupled to the processor, which storage device stores processor-executable instructions for providing, via a wireless communication channel and responsive to one or more user inputs, one or more instructions in connection with projection of the images of the electronic publication via the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventor: Robert E. Listou
  • Publication number: 20140205262
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes: by way of a gateway apparatus configured to perform communication with an in-vehicle apparatus capable of playing back a content through a CAN bus, a first communication section configured to transmit command information for changing a mode of the in-vehicle apparatus to the in-vehicle apparatus; and a second communication section configured to transmit content data to the in-vehicle apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: KUNIHIRO ORITO
  • Publication number: 20140205263
    Abstract: The present invention is intended to permit both real-time display of a picture represented by a non-compressed video signal on a television and display of a picture represented by a compressed video signal at any desired time by simultaneously transmitting the compressed video signal and non-compressed video signal via one interface. An STB packetizes a compressed video signal, and multiplexes the compressed video signal and a blanking signal combined with a non-compressed video signal. Thus, both the video signals are transmitted simultaneously. A picture represented by the non-compressed video signal is displayed on a television in real time. The compressed video signal is stored in a storage medium incorporated in the television, read at any user's desired time, and decoded so that a picture represented by the compressed video signal can be viewed at the user's desired time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuaki KABUTO, Akira SHIBATA, Yoshiaki MIZUHASHI
  • Patent number: 8781295
    Abstract: An apparatus such as a television signal receiver controls a digital recording device via a digital data bus to enable sub-channel recording and playback. According to an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a processor that is operative to process signals representing a plurality of sub-channels to generate digital data for a first one of the sub-channels. The digital data includes program data and identification data for the first sub-channel. An input/output terminal is operative to provide the digital data to a digital recording device via a digital data bus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Chad Andrew Lefevre, Bret David Hawkins Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8781294
    Abstract: A playback device includes tangible storage configured to receive transfer of media content from a remote communications device to the playback device while the remote communications device is operating in a high power mode. Interface logic is coupled to the tangible storage and configured to signal the remote communications device during the transfer to prepare the remote communications device to enter a low power mode after the transfer is complete. The remote communications device includes a content manager configured to transfer of media content from the remote communications device to a playback device while the remote communications device is operating in a high power mode. Power logic is coupled to the content manager and configured to prepare the remote communications device to enter a low power mode after the transfer is complete, responsive to receipt of a signal from the playback device during the transfer is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Ruster, Chandra Shaker Buddhavaram, Faheem Ahmad Dani, Wayne Gu Huang
  • Publication number: 20140193134
    Abstract: [Problem] In a system that transmits content data from a content replay device to a content output device, to prevent a deterioration in audio quality or video data picture quality while being able to increase the simplicity of a setting-altering operation without requiring complicated signal processing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: D&M Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Maeda, Masaichi Yoshida, Yuji Ota
  • Patent number: 8774594
    Abstract: A DTV operating screen is displayed on the CRT display screen of a DTV which is the controlling apparatus of a network. In the event that the user selects the DVHS from the buttons displayed on the DTV operating screen, data corresponding to the DVHS operation screen is input to the DTV, and a DVHS operation screen is displayed on the CRT display screen 61. The user operation executed regarding the DVHS operation screen are notified from the DTV to the DVHS, so the DTV can execute control corresponding to the operations of the user, without transmitting commands for directly controlling the DVHS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoyuki Sato, Makoto Sato, Mari Horiguchi
  • Patent number: 8768138
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention provides a method and apparatus to insure continuous presentation of digital content to an audience when a locally stored copy of a file containing the digital content suddenly becomes unavailable to a digital projector. In one embodiment of the method, a first computer generates a first command to read a first block of data from a file stored on a first memory device, wherein the first computer system is coupled to a digital projector. The first computer system also generates a second command, which is subsequently transmitted to a storage device external to the computer system. The external storage device includes a hard disk that stores a copy of the file that is stored on the first memory device or vice versa. The external storage device includes a read/write head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Display Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gary E. Bates, William R. Main, Jr., Harry M. Mathias
  • Patent number: 8750679
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus which records data in a recording medium including: a recording section which records data in the recording medium; a detecting section which detects continuous or fragmented free areas in minimum allocation unit of the recording medium; and a recording control section which controls the recording section so that the recording section sequentially records data in the continuous free areas of the recording medium detected by the detecting section, and at the time point when the recording is completed, the recording section moves an end portion of the recorded data to the fragmented free areas of the recording medium detected by the detecting section so as to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hisao Tanaka, Noboru Oya