Using Auxiliary Memory (e.g., Tape Chip, Static Memory, Etc.) Patents (Class 386/247)
  • Patent number: 10412446
    Abstract: A method for presenting internet content associated with a set of video content is provided. During playback of the set of video content on an electronic device, the method detects, by the electronic device, that the electronic device has been repositioned to reveal blank space on a display of the electronic device, wherein the display presents the blank space and the set of video content after repositioning of the electronic device; and presents related internet content on the blank space, by the electronic device, during playback of the set of video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DISH Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Robert Drew Major, Darren Major
  • Patent number: 10203849
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multimedia playing method and apparatus. The multimedia playing method includes: loading a source file and parsing a file header of the source file in order to determine whether the source file is a predefined format file, wherein the predefined format file includes menu information, and the menu information further includes default start menu information, at least two titles, at least one button for selecting a corresponding title and data for indicating the corresponding relations between the buttons and the titles; if the source file is a predefined format file, storing the menu information, and obtaining the default start menu information; extracting and playing the corresponding data of the current title.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: AUTOCHIPS INC.
    Inventor: Baobao Liu
  • Patent number: 9595289
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and machine-readable media provide device-level functionality without altering device memory. A non-transitory machine-readable medium can store a first set of instructions that are executed by the machine to provide device-level functionality unsupported by a second set of instructions stored in device memory associated with the machine without altering the second set of instructions stored in the device memory. For example, the machine can be an optical disc player and the medium can be an optical disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: David H. Hanes
  • Patent number: 9304664
    Abstract: A method for generating multi-language menus comprises grouping language-dependent menu resource files on a storage medium, and selecting only those menu resource files from a group that are labeled with an indication that matches the preferred menu language of the respective player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: THOMAS LICENSING
    Inventors: Jobst Hoerentrup, Dirk Gandolph, Ralf Ostermann, Carsten Herpel, Uwe Janssen, Hartmut Peters, Andrej Schewzow, Marco Winter
  • Patent number: 9298354
    Abstract: A method for generating multi-language menus comprises grouping language-dependent menu resource files on a storage medium, and selecting only those menu resource files from a group that are labeled with an indication that matches the preferred menu language of the respective player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Jobst Hoerentrup, Dirk Gandolph, Ralf Ostermann, Carsten Herpel, Uwe Janssen, Hartmut Peters, Andrej Schewzow, Marco Winter
  • Patent number: 9025934
    Abstract: When a disc player device (100) is powered on again, playback information stored in a nonvolatile storage portion (160) is retrieved by a playback information retrieving portion (170) and delivered to a user operation auto-executing portion (180). It is determined whether or not user input instructions are limited, on the basis of user operation mask information obtained by a user operation mask information obtaining portion (130). An information comparing portion (182) compares playlist information, and an information comparing portion (184) compares play item information. Finally, a title including playlist information and play item information last stored in the nonvolatile storage portion (160) before the power-on of the disc player device (100) is searched for, and normal playback of the title is started. Such a configuration allows for quick playback resuming of a BD-J title being played at the time of the power-off, with a Java application running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshimoto, Yoshinori Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 9014530
    Abstract: A system comprises a movie clip environment in which a movie clip object is defined, and a native application that is external to the movie clip environment. The native application renders an image to an off-screen surface of the system. A composition manager is responsive to communications from the movie clip object to control where the off-screen surface is to be rendered on a display screen. The composition manager may be responsive to communications from the movie clip object to direct the native application to control one or more properties of the image of the off-screen surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Dodge, Paul Streatch, Roger Maclean
  • Patent number: 8886016
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for processing metadata associated with digital video in a multi-state video computer readable medium. The method specifies a set of rules for propagating the metadata between different states in the video computer readable medium. It then propagates the metadata between the states based on the specified set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: David Robert Black
  • Patent number: 8868429
    Abstract: A method for storing audio data is disclosed, including: recording basic information of a versatile audio data storage file into the versatile audio data storage file; storing Versatile Audio Codec (VAC) frame data into the versatile audio data storage file sequentially; recording payload information of the versatile audio data storage file into the versatile audio data storage file; and recording index information of VAC frames stored in the versatile audio data storage file into the versatile audio data storage file. A device for storing the audio data is also disclosed, including: a basic information record module, a VAC frame data storage module, a payload information record module and an index information record module. The file generated with this method is simple and is easy to read and access, which can be applied to various applications of the versatile audio frequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Jian Sun, Jiazhou Li, Yaping Ruan, Ya Lin
  • Publication number: 20140308022
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide systems and/or methods of managing content in providing a playback experience associated with a portable storage medium by detecting access to a first portable storage medium with multimedia content recorded on the first portable storage medium; evaluating content on the first portable storage medium; evaluating local memory of the multimedia playback device; determining, in response to the evaluation of the content on the first portable storage medium and the evaluation of the local memory, whether memory on the local memory needs to be freed up in implementing playback of multimedia content in association with the first portable storage medium; and moving one or more contents stored on the local memory of the multimedia playback device to a virtual storage accessible by the multimedia playback device over a distributed network in response to determining that memory on the local memory needs to be freed up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Seidel, Allan Lamkin
  • Patent number: 8855463
    Abstract: In an image storing apparatus (photostorage), files are enabled to be certainly copied (or moved) without overlapping by the fairly simple operation. When image data is read out of a recording medium connected through a slot and stored into a high capacity storage unit, a management table in which a unique ID of the recording medium and the maximum value of file IDs of image files stored in the recording medium have been associated is used and the image files having the file IDs larger than the maximum value of the file IDs corresponding to the unique ID of the recording medium in the management table are read out and stored into the high capacity storage unit. The file ID is formed by combining a directory number and a file number in the DCF standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Akihiro Yoshitani
  • Patent number: 8787732
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for processing metadata associated with digital video in a multi-state video computer readable medium. The method specifies a set of rules for propagating the metadata between different states in the video computer readable medium. It then propagates the metadata between the states based on the specified set of rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: David Robert Black
  • Patent number: 8755675
    Abstract: An electronic circuit (300) includes a signal processing circuit (310) including first and second signal processing blocks (310.1, 310.3) coupled in cascade, a memory circuit (320) coupled to and adjustable between the first and second signal processing blocks (310.1, 310.3), the memory circuit (320) having memory spaces, the memory circuit (320) configurable to establish a trade-off of the memory spaces between the first and second signal processing blocks (310.1, 310.3), and a configuring circuit (330) operable to configure the trade-off of the memory spaces of the memory circuit (320).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael T. Direnzo, Assaf Sella, Manish Goel, Srinivas Lingam
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8737811
    Abstract: A playback device that secures coexistence of a built-in GUI for a built-in machine created uniquely by the manufacturer and a stereoscopic image created by the contents provider. A subtitle decoder displays a subtitle in a predetermined layout by decoding a subtitle stream. A GUI processing unit draws the built-in GUI. The layout of the subtitle to be displayed is one of: normal layout in which areas for subtitle display are provided both in upper and lower parts of a screen; top arrangement layout in which an area for displaying subtitle is provided only in the upper part of the screen; and bottom arrangement layout in which the area for displaying the subtitle is provided only in the lower part. When the top or bottom arrangement layout is selected as the layout of the subtitle, the GUI processing unit selects the layout of the subtitle as the layout of the built-in GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuya Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20140099077
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for recording, playing, handling, and storing a plurality of media disks in a plurality of configurations and a device for moving any disk into and out of a media disk storage mechanism and into or out of a selected media player/recorder on demand, and a controller for directing operation of the device for moving the disks and controlling selection of operation of the media disk storage mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Hie Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Burns DOUGLASS, Thomas Marshall Humm, John Aden Mosher
  • Patent number: 8660406
    Abstract: A playback apparatus includes a package management unit operable to generate package information by merging files recorded on a first recording medium and a second recording medium, in accordance with merge management information. A selection unit is operable to detect a plurality of playable titles from the package information and select one of the detected titles as a current title. A processing unit is operable to execute an application specified in the current title and that is included in the package information. A playback control engine is operable to control playback of a digital stream in the current title and that is included in the package information. Status registers each store a parameter relating to a playback status of the digital stream, and backup registers each save one of the status registers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Tanaka, Hidetaka Oto, Masahiro Oashi
  • Patent number: 8649667
    Abstract: A drop sensor detects a drop of a device. When the drop of the device is detected, a sub CPU allows a counter to count a drop time. When the device drops for a predetermined time or more, the sub CPU controls a regulator so that the regulator forcibly disconnects an electric power to be supplied to a hard disc, and writes a drop occurrence flag into a nonvolatile memory. When the power supply is again turned on, a main CPU allows a display section to display information indicating that the power supply is disconnected due to the drop of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: JVC Kenwood Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Kasuya
  • Patent number: 8644676
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus is provided. The data processing apparatus includes a plurality of ports, a memory, a determining unit, and a processing unit. The plurality of ports are configured to input and output video data. The memory is configured to store the video data when the video data is recorded onto a recording medium and when the video data is played back from a recording medium. The determining unit is configured to determine whether video data, for which a video data playback request designating one of the plurality of ports has been issued, is stored in the memory, using data identification information for identifying video data and usage management information. The processing unit is configured to have the video data stored in the memory outputted from the designated port, when the determining unit determines that the video data is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shingo Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 8644675
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide methods and systems for use in providing supplemental content to be played back with a portable storage medium. Some embodiments retrieve supplemental content associated with a portable storage medium distributed to be played back by a playback device; access a predefined clip template; process the supplemental content in accordance with the predefined clip template; and generate a plurality of clips of supplemental content in accordance with the predefined clip template, such that the plurality of clips of supplemental content have a playback length that is a fraction of a playback length of the supplemental content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Deluxe Digital Studios, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff McDermott, Bruce Randall, Sherry Kao
  • Patent number: 8634706
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improved digital recording and presentation of broadcast information is disclosed. Received broadcast data, which may include video, audio, private, or other data, relating to one or more particular content programs, is presented from an input section to a buffer and recorded directly onto a storage device without any intelligent parsing, such as indexing, and without any manipulation by intermediate hardware or software functions. Upon normal presentation, statistics may be generated to determine the ideal number of frames to skip, the number of bytes to seek, and the size of data files to read from the storage device during time-shifted presentation. Algorithms and processes are provided to dynamically optimize time-shifted presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Danny Jean Minnick, Michael Cavanaugh, Mark Templeman, John D. Hamrick, Jr., Jay P. Carlson, Yunfeng Yang, Manuel Novoa, III, Rui Ding, Seth Byerley
  • Patent number: 8620139
    Abstract: Processing video for utilization in second language learning is described herein. A video file includes spoken words in a source language, subtitles in the source language, and subtitles in a native language of an end user (a target language). The subtitles in the source language are synchronized with the spoken words in the video, and the subtitles in the source language are mapped to the subtitles in the target language. Both sets of subtitles are displayed simultaneously as the video is played by the end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Chi Ho Li, Matthew Robert Scott
  • Publication number: 20130336634
    Abstract: A data-encoding system includes a source of unencoded data, and a first encoder interoperably coupled to the source, wherein the first encoder is adapted to receive the unencoded data, encode the unencoded data, and output encoded data at a first data rate. The data encoding system further includes a second encoder interoperably coupled to the source, wherein the second encoder is adapted to receive the unencoded data, encode the unencoded data, and output encoded data at a second data rate in which the second data rate exceeds the first data rate. This Abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an Abstract that allows a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain subject matter of the technical disclosure. This Abstract is submitted with the understanding that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims. 37 CFR 1.72(b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: Enforcement Video, LLC
    Inventors: Robert V. Vanman, Simon Christopher Goble
  • Patent number: 8571378
    Abstract: When setting of marking on recording data is performed, the marking is automatically performed at a suitable position corresponding to a status during image capturing. While recording of captured images is being performed, a status of a zoom operation, a moving pattern of a camera, and a feature value of video/audio signals are monitored, and a time point at which a predetermined change has occurred regarding this monitored state is detected. A predetermined data position based on this detected time point is then set as a marking position. Setting information of the marking position is stored in a structure of management information, and is stored in a storage section together with the recording data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki Morimoto
  • Patent number: 8559789
    Abstract: A playback device that creates a virtual package by combining a structural element recorded on a BD-ROM with an additional content recorded on a removable medium. The middleware in the playback device is provided with a file I/O module 34 that controls data input/output of the removable medium, in accordance with a request from an application program. When a BD-J application requests writing the structural element of the virtual package and the additional content to be written is an AV stream, the file I/O module 34 writes the structural element into one or more allocation units composed of a plurality of continuous empty logical blocks in the removable medium. When the additional content to be written is not an AV stream, it writes the additional content into a normal data area that is composed of a plurality of separately scattered empty blocks in the removable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Keiichi Tanaka, Masahiro Oashi
  • Patent number: 8472792
    Abstract: A multimedia file and methods of generating, distributing and using the multimedia file are described. Multimedia files in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can contain multiple video tracks, multiple audio tracks, multiple subtitle tracks, a complete index that can be used to locate each data chunk in each of these tracks and an abridged index that can enable the location of a subset of the data chunks in each track, data that can be used to generate a menu interface to access the contents of the file and ‘meta data’ concerning the contents of the file. Multimedia files in accordance with several embodiments of the present invention also include references to video tracks, audio tracks, subtitle tracks and ‘meta data’ external to the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Divx, LLC
    Inventors: Abou Ul Aala Ahsan Butt, Steve R. Bramwell, Brian T. Fudge
  • Patent number: 8385728
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for searching a start position of a broadcast program. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a received broadcast program is recorded in a recording medium while being output as video and audio. If a new broadcast program is started, position information regarding a start part of the new broadcast program is stored in a memory. Thus, a current broadcast program is reproduced from a start part by searching a start position of the current broadcast program recorded in the recording medium with reference to stored position information. A determination on whether the new broadcast program is started is done on the basis of Electronic Program Guide (EPG) information or a change in audio and video signals. Accordingly, it is possible to quickly search and reproduce a start part of a broadcast program which is currently recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Humax Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Chul Chung
  • Patent number: 8364017
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus controls display of a plurality of pieces of image data containing both moving image data and still image data, and includes: a moving image/still image determining unit that determines whether or not image data to be displayed is the moving image data or the still image data, when in a continuous display mode that displays the plurality of pieces of image data continuously in a predetermined sequence; and a display control unit that starts display control of the next image in response to finishing of display of all of the moving image data when the image data to be displayed is the moving image data, and starts display control of the next image data in response to finishing of display of the still image data for a predetermined time when the image data to be displayed is the still image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Michiko Ohtake, Kenji Hashimoto, Ayumi Kondo
  • Patent number: 8326125
    Abstract: It is desired to link photo data and video data taken by a digital camcorder. Therefore, there is provided a device and method for linking multimedia data, wherein linking information is formed on the basis of first and/or second multimedia data. The linking information is stored on a recording medium together with the first multimedia data. The second multimedia data may be stored together with respective linking information to the first multimedia data on a second recording medium. Thus, a camera-man while recording is able to set up logo or index pictures for a video film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Hui Li, Dirk Adolph, Meinolf Blawat, Jobst Hörentrup, Uwe Janssen, Wolfgang Klausberger, Axel Kochale, Stefan Kubsch, Harald Schiller, Ralf Ostermann, Hartmut Peters, Marco Winter
  • Patent number: 8305463
    Abstract: A video data transmitting device 30 manages storage areas 31a, 31b of a memory card 31 by equally segmenting these storage areas into partitions whose capacities are equal to each other. Image data forming video data is stored piece by piece in each partition in the sequence from a head partition toward a tail partition. Then, the image data is overwritten sequentially from the oldest, whereby the storage areas 31a, 31b are always temporarily stored with N-pieces of image data starting from a point of the time when recording the image data and ending to a point of time tracing back for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Yasushi Umezaki, Tsuyoshi Miura
  • Patent number: 8289416
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus operating on the basis of setting information determining quality of a captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasutaka Nakashima, Katsumi Kaneko
  • Patent number: 8265454
    Abstract: A video/audio playback apparatus that can continue playback even if the external storage means are disconnected during playback, includes a virtual file system section 24 for merging the video/audio information and playback control information of the optical disc 12 with the video/audio information and playback control information of the local storage 7 to configure a virtual file system; a pseudo file system generator 2a for generating a pseudo file system 4a; a RAM 4 for storing the generated pseudo file system 4a; a disconnection detector 2b for detecting disconnection of the local storage 7 from the connecting section 15; and a playback manager 21 for causing the virtual file system section 24 to merge the video/audio information and the playback control information of the optical disc 12 with the information of the pseudo file system 4a immediately after the disconnection is detected, thereby newly configuring the virtual file system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kusunoki, Chihiro Morita
  • Patent number: 8224159
    Abstract: A data accessing and reproducing apparatus and method that permits a user to selected desired video clips and perform editing on the clips such that the time needed to display a thumbnail representation is minimized. In an edit mode, thumbnail pictures are arranged and displayed in the order of which edit results are reproduced. These thumbnails may be, for example, a lower resolution, proxy representation of the audio or video data. When data of thumbnail pictures are read from a disc, the data are read in the order of which they have been recorded. The order of which thumbnail pictures are displayed on the screen is different from the order of which they are arranged on the screen, and thus, the seek time for the disc becomes the shortest. Thus, the thumbnail pictures can be displayed at high speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Hirose, Motohiro Terao, Takashi Furukawa, Hisao Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8166194
    Abstract: An exemplary audio system includes an audio engine, one or more shared buffers where each shared buffer is associated with a client application and one or more lock-free mechanisms to help ensure that a write position of a shared buffer stays equal to or ahead of a read position for that shared buffer and to ensure that a client application's failure to maintain a write position equal to or ahead of a read position does not prevent audio engine access to the shared buffer. Other exemplary technologies are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Elliot H. Omiya, Daniel J. Sisolak
  • Patent number: 8155498
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing enhanced navigation of stored digital video content based upon an event index. Includes generation and storage of an event index, as well as navigation based on events in the event index. An example system is embodied in a digital video recorder that detects and stores black field and silent frame events for use in locating commercial groups. The commercial groups may be skipped or otherwise navigated based upon data pointers linking the stored events to corresponding locations in the video data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Dow, Bruce Garcia, Adam Briggs, Tai-Ming Chen, Chuang-Chun Liu
  • Patent number: 8107791
    Abstract: A display device configured to display a list of programs stored in a storage device includes: a cutout image acquiring section which acquires a cutout image obtained by cutting out a scene in a program; a distribution date-time acquiring section which acquires distribution date and time when the program is distributed; and a three-dimensional display section which displays a three-dimensional space applying axes respectively of a time, a day of the week, and a week, and which arranges the cutout image acquired by the cutout image acquiring section in a position corresponding to the distribution date and time acquired by the distribution time-date acquiring section in the three-dimensional space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Isao Funaki, Aki Kita, Eiichi Matsuzaki
  • Publication number: 20120020644
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide various techniques for playing data from an optical media drive. The optical media drive may detect certain media access information for use in accessing optical media. This media access information is stored a non-volatile memory. The optical media drive then retrieves the media access information from the non-volatile memory once the optical media drive is reactivated after deactivation. The optical media drive may then read from the optical media using the provided media access information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Paul J. Wehrenberg
  • Patent number: 8098978
    Abstract: The recording medium includes a data area storing still images and audio data in separate files and a navigation area storing navigation information for reproducing the still images and the audio data together as a slideshow. The navigation information may be included in a playlist, and/or one of a playitem field and a sub-playitem field may provide the navigation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kang Soo Seo, Sung Wan Park, Byung Jin Kim, Soung Hyun Um
  • Patent number: 8085317
    Abstract: A data generation section generates an essence data file composed of a file header, a file body, and a file footer. A header size obtainment section obtains header size information of essence data file from the data generation section, and supplies the header size information to a clip generation section and an index file update section. The clip generation section generates a clip information file that describes the header size information supplied from the header size obtainment section. The index file update section registers a clip element that describes the header size information supplied from the header size obtainment section to an index file stored in a ROM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Hyodo, Masaki Hirose, Hideaki Mita, Hiroshi Saitou, Tatsushi Bannai
  • Patent number: 8081865
    Abstract: To provide an AV data recording and reproducing apparatus capable of easily carrying out real-time recording and reproducing via a 1394 interface, and method thereof. Input time information relating to one or a plurality of transport packets are stored in the different transport packet; the transport packets and the different transport packet having input time information relating to the transport packets are recorded; and at the same time the transport packet recorded in the recording medium and the different transport packet are read; the different transport packet corresponding to one of a plurality of the recorded transport packets are extracted and the input time is specified; and based on the input time information, the corresponding transport packet is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Masanori Ito
  • Patent number: 8078031
    Abstract: A video tape indexing system in which program broadcast identification information is entered into the system for use in recording the program. When the program is recorded, the system stores indexing information in an index memory. The system monitors a broadcast channel for electronic program guide information that includes titles and usually channel, date, time and length for the titles. The system matches the channel, date, time and length information from the broadcast channel with the identification information entered for the program to be recorded. The title in the broadcast channel associated with the channel, date, time and length information is then associated with the indexing information for the program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: Index Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry C. Yuen, Wing P. Leung
  • Publication number: 20110293243
    Abstract: A multimedia data converter for converting a transport stream to a program stream is provided, which includes a storage unit and a recorder. The storage unit includes a plurality of storage blocks. The recorder selects a plurality of transport stream packets from the transport stream, and determines whether the selected transport stream packet includes the multimedia data. Besides, the recorder directly stores the multimedia data to the storage unit by using the divided storage blocks, so as to reduce a loading of system performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: SUNPLUS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Ming Huang, Yu-Chih Chen, Chien-Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 8059935
    Abstract: In an information recording medium for recording and reproducing data thereon on a sector-by-sector basis, the recorded data being managed as at least one file by using a file structure, the file structure includes unused space management information for identifying a used region and an unused region. At least one defective region is registered as an unused region in the unused space management information, the at least one defective region being a region on the information recording medium which is incapable of proper reproduction of the recorded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ueda, Yoshiho Gotoh, Yoshihisa Fukushima, Motoshi Ito, Shinji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8045051
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus that includes a main body that includes a recording and reproducing unit that houses a main recording medium and records an information signal. The information signal from the main recording medium is reproduced. An auxiliary recording medium unit is detachably mounted on a mounting section of the apparatus main body and houses an auxiliary recording medium separate from the main recording medium. During imaging, the apparatus main body is placed on one shoulder of a camera operator and a grip section is disposed on a front surface side of the apparatus main body. The mounting section is formed between the grip section and the recording and reproducing unit. The auxiliary recording medium unit is detachably attachable during imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Terakado
  • Patent number: 8041193
    Abstract: In the data structure for managing reproduction of text subtitle data, a recording area stores at least one subplayitem. The subplayitem identifies more than one clip information file name, and each clip information file named by the subplayitem indicates an associated clip of auxiliary presentation data to reproduce from the recording medium. The auxiliary presentation data in each clip is associated with at least a portion of main presentation data recorded on the recording medium, and the subplayitem indicates a single presentation interval for the associated clips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jea Yong Yoo, Kang Soo Seo, Byung Kin Kim
  • Patent number: 8005339
    Abstract: A record medium is disclosed. The record medium that is readable by a computer device and on which content data that contain at least one of a video stream and an audio stream and at least one resource file that contains a reproduction control program that controls the reproduction of the content data and data used by the reproduction control program are recorded. The file name of the resource file contains information that represents a language that is normally used when the content data are reproduced and information that represents a language attribute of the resource file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiya Hamada, Yasushi Fujinami, Tatsuya Kakumu, Koji Ihara, Shusuke Utsumi
  • Patent number: 7974516
    Abstract: Provided are apparatuses and methods for reproducing a data structure for managing reproduction of still images recorded on a recording medium. In the recording medium, a data area stores at least first and second still images and a playlist area stores at least one playlist. The playlist includes mark information, and the mark information provides presentation information on the first and second images to allow for at least skipping from reproducing the first image to reproducing the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kang Soo Seo, Sung Wan Park, Byung Jin Kim, Soung Hyun Um
  • Patent number: 7929828
    Abstract: A method for editing source video in a DVD media for a slow motion recording special effect. According to the method, the DVD device receives a source video signal comprised of a plurality of source pictures. Each of the source video pictures is recorded in a selected picture frame on the DVD media. Subsequently s?1 copies of the selected source video picture on the DVD media in s?1 frames adjacent to the selected picture frame. For the purposes of the invention as described herein, s can be an integer value determined by a user selected motion speed. The user selected motion speed will be 1/s times slower relative to a normal motion speed. In an alternative embodiment, the method can be used for editing source video in a DVD media for a fast motion record special effect. In that case, the DVD device receives a source video signal comprised of a plurality of source pictures. Only one out of every n of the source video pictures is chosen as a selected source video picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Jianlei James Xie, Mark Alan Schultz
  • Patent number: 7929825
    Abstract: The data processor of the present invention can play back video and audio synchronously from an optical disk, on which video and audio data are stored in different areas. Each area consists of one or more unit areas. The data processor includes: a playback control section for giving instructions on how to read the video and audio data and how to play back the video and audio based on the read data; a head for reading the data from one of the unit areas after another in accordance with the instructions; and audio and video buffers for retaining the audio and video data read. The playback control section instructs that the audio data be read from a predetermined one of the unit areas to the audio buffer memory, and then instructs that the video data, which is to be played back over first and second periods of time, be read from a number n (where n is an integer equal to or greater than two) of unit areas to the video buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Masanori Itoh, Osamu Okauchi, Yasuyuki Kurosawa, Tadashi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 7920773
    Abstract: The present invention provides a video reproducing device which provides a function of reproducing a still image file and a moving image file recorded onto a recording medium in plural formats so that a user can easily identify a matched statuses of the files in the video reproducing device and can select and operate a target file as well as a control method therefor. The present invention displays an index screen in which thumbnails of a still image file and a moving image file in plural formats read from a recording medium are arrayed and further displays icons for clarifying a match relation between the video reproducing device and the files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Oshikiri, Haruki Takata, Akira Kitazume, Takehiro Uzawa