Video Processing For Recording Patents (Class 386/326)
  • Patent number: 11528386
    Abstract: A method of operating a printer separates the image data content of a sheet in a print job into multiple color separations. The first color separation printed on the sheet includes at least two fiducials printed in the least perceptible color of ink in the printer. The at least two fiducials are used to identify the process direction and skew of the printed sheet before the remaining color separations are printed on the sheet with the first color separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas K. Herrmann, Seemit Praharaj, Chu-Heng Liu, Jason M. LeFevre, Varun Sambhy
  • Patent number: 11463650
    Abstract: Embodiments include a modular video recording system. The system includes a first module for supporting a primary input to be recorded. The system may include combinations of modules for supporting different combinations of recording inputs from video and audio sources for recording the received inputs in different combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: CVISUALEVIDENCE, LLC
    Inventor: James Curio
  • Patent number: 11405599
    Abstract: An MPEG media transport (MMT) apparatus and method for processing stereoscopic video data are provided. The MMT apparatus includes an asset file generator configured to generate a single asset file that contains an entire or part of the stereoscopic video data; and a signaling message generator configured to generate a signaling message for delivery or consumption of the stereoscopic video data. At least one of the generated single asset file and the generated signaling message contains stereoscopic video information related to the stereoscopic video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jin Young Lee, Kug Jin Yun, Won Sik Cheong
  • Patent number: 11386934
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a method and apparatus for displaying objects. In the method, video frames that contain objects of predefined types are detected in pieces of video data to be displayed in a first display region. If such video frames are detected, the objects of the predefined types are extracted from the detected video frames. The extracted objects are then displayed in sub-regions of a second display region that is different from the first display region, with each object being displayed in one of the sub-regions. In this way, the objects that a user is interested in can be extracted from a video, and displayed in a way to be viewed with ease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Maofei Dong
  • Patent number: 10819945
    Abstract: Embodiments include a modular video recording system. The system includes a first module for supporting a primary input to be recorded. The system may include combinations of modules for supporting different combinations of recording inputs from video and audio sources for recording the received inputs in different combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: CVISUALEVIDENCE, LLC
    Inventor: James Curio
  • Patent number: 10666961
    Abstract: A method of transporting media data includes, by a file-based protocol sending unit of a source device, receiving a stream of data comprising Segments of media data from a segmenter of the source device that forms the Segments, each of the Segments comprising a respective individually retrievable file associated with a unique uniform resource locator (URL), determining locations of media delivery events (MDEs) in the stream of media data, wherein the MDEs include data for at least a portion of one of the Segments, determining one or more transmission time requirements for the MDEs representing times at which the MDEs are to be sent to a client device, and providing the MDEs and data representing the transmission time requirements to a physical layer sending unit of the source device according to available delivery slots for the physical layer sending unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Gordon Kent Walker, Thomas Stockhammer
  • Patent number: 10432695
    Abstract: A media application is disclosed. The media application provides a playback of a media item that includes a video portion and an audio portion. The media application stops the playback of the video portion of the media item while continuing to provide the audio portion of the media item. The media application resumes the playback of the video portion of the media item in synchronization with the audio portion being provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Oliver John Woodman, Matt Doucleff
  • Patent number: 10097847
    Abstract: A video encoding device includes: pixel bit length increasing means for increasing a pixel bit length of an input image based on pixel bit length increase information; transform means for transforming output data of the pixel bit length increasing means; entropy encoding means for entropy-encoding output data of the transform means; non-compression encoding means for non-compression-encoding input data; multiplexed data selection means for selecting output data of the entropy encoding means or output data of the non-compression encoding means; and multiplexing means for multiplexing the pixel bit length increase information in a bitstream, wherein a pixel bit length of an image corresponding to the output data of the entropy encoding means and a pixel bit length of an image corresponding to the output data of the non-compression encoding means are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keiichi Chono, Yuzo Senda, Junji Tajime, Hirofumi Aoki, Kenta Senzaki
  • Patent number: 9900496
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present application, a mobile terminal displays, on a screen, an input screen for receiving additional information to be associated with an image, and receives additional information. The mobile terminal transmits the input additional information to a camcorder, according to a transfer instruction. While neither recording nor reproduction is performed, the camcorder associates the additional information from the mobile terminal, with a last recorded image when the last recorded image is not evaluated, and with a next image to be recorded when the last recorded image has been evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Michinori Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9854322
    Abstract: An interactive television system is provided in which an interactive television application is used to support network-based or local personal video recorder capabilities. A user may use this application to view lists of program listings. The user may select a program listing of interest. The interactive television application may allow the user to set a reminder for the selected program at the scheduled broadcast time. This application may also allow the user to set a reminder for the selected program at a later time at which the program is not scheduled to be broadcast. The user may be provided with a reminder at this later time. In response, the user may direct the network-based or local personal video recorder to play back the program or may defer the reminder again. The interactive television application may collect information on program usage and popularity to determine how long to retain certain programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael D. Ellis
  • Patent number: 9832425
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller to update a profile of preferences and recordings maintained at a central server when a user modifies preferences and recordings at a customer premises at a digital video recorder (DVR) or set top box (STB) with respect to a video on demand system via a link through the Internet and when a user modifies preferences and recordings with a video on demand system within a vehicle. The controller can also enable downloading audio-visual information synchronized with the video on demand system via a first wireless communication system to the vehicle in response to requests sent using a second wireless communication system. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce Barnes, Shadi Khoshaba, Charles Stahulak, Dolores Mallian
  • Patent number: 9743077
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device and a related method of processing video information are presented herein. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, the method of processing video information captures video data with a source device, and determines that a segment of video content conveyed by the video data does not satisfy predetermined video quality criteria. In response to the determination, the method initiates corrective action to disregard the segment of video content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Sling Media LLC
    Inventor: Andrey L. Abramov
  • Patent number: 9734615
    Abstract: An animation analyzer is configured to receive an animation sequence and to identify a subsample of the frames that are to be rendered. A rendering engine is configured to render the subsample of the frames. The rendering engine is further configured to identify the frames that have not been rendered and to generate in-betweens for the frames that have not been rendered. The rendering engine is further configured to assemble the subsample of frames and the in-betweens into a video sequence depicting the animation sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LUCASFILM ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: John Knoll, Victor Schutz, IV, Mark Nettleton
  • Patent number: 9673247
    Abstract: An image sensor includes a control circuit and pixels. Each pixel includes: a photosensitive area, a substantially rectangular storage area adjacent to the photosensitive area, and a read area. First and second insulated vertical electrodes electrically connected to each other are positioned opposite each other and delimit the storage area. The first electrode extends between the storage area and the photosensitive area. The second electrode includes a bent extension opposite a first end of the first electrode, with the storage area emerging onto the photosensitive area on the side of the first end. The control circuit operates to apply a first voltage to the first and second electrodes to perform a charge transfer, and a second voltage to block said transfer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics (Crolles 2) SAS
    Inventors: Francois Roy, Philippe Are
  • Patent number: 9641850
    Abstract: With a video compression device configured to compress one pixel per cycle, a predictive pixel generation unit generates predictive pixel values of a plurality of predictive modes defined assuming local decode pixels read from predetermined positions of a line memory as upper reference pixels and an input original image pixel positioned on the left side of a pixel to be compressed as a left reference pixel for the pixel to be compressed. A predictive mode determination unit calculates a predictive error in a unit based on differential values between the pixel value to be compressed and the predictive pixel value, and selects a minimum predictive mode. A DPCM unit generates a minimum differential value between the minimum predictive pixel value and the pixel to be compressed assuming local decode pixels as upper reference pixels and a local decode pixel value one cycle before as a left reference pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Keiri Nakanishi, Masashi Jobashi, Kojiro Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9633695
    Abstract: Apparatus for generation of playable media from structured data, comprises a structured data reading unit for reading in of content of a first structure, a transformation unit for transforming said content into a second structure, said transformation comprising incorporating media play instructions, and a rendering unit for rendering content from the second structure using said media play instructions to generate playable media from the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: SundaySky Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaniv Axen, Shmuel Weller
  • Patent number: 9608835
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for creating a smart network of control devices includes a master control device and a plurality of programmable control devices; the master control device having a wireless transmission unit and each of the plurality of programmable control devices having a wireless communication unit being configured for wireless communication between the master control device and the programmable control devices. The master control device is positioned within close proximity to one or more of the plurality of programmable control devices in order to send a configuration signal that is used to add the one or more programmable control devices to the network of control devices; a unique identifier being allocated to each of the programmable control devices added to the network of control devices. In the same way, one or more of the programmable control devices can be removed from network of control devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventors: Siang Pheng Ong, Lee Shyuan Heng
  • Patent number: 9456007
    Abstract: User device information, identifying a first plurality of devices associated with a first user, is stored. A first device of the first plurality of devices is identified as being active. Data pertaining to an interaction session, within which the first user is participating, is provided to the first device based on the determination that the first device is active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kim P. Pimmel, Jon Lorenz
  • Patent number: 9402100
    Abstract: Integrated processing of multimedia signals can eliminate unnecessary signal processors and converters without losing the functionality of typical home entertainment system components. The integrated system includes a main player that captures and processes signals digitally, a dummy display, and a dummy speaker. The dummy display may only have a display panel and a panel driver. The dummy speaker may only have a driving unit and no crossover logic. The main player may have a PC architecture and process all signals digitally for outputting signals tailored for the display device and the individual driving units of the dummy speaker. The integrated system may generate parameters for optimizing display of a video source. These parameters can be shared among users over a network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: MONDO SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Chul Chung
  • Patent number: 9332213
    Abstract: A recording device that improves the stability of an operation of recording data in a recording medium is provided. Recording device includes mounting unit, protective cover, open/close detecting unit, buffer, and recording controller. The recording controller performs a control of storing data into the buffer, reading, from the buffer, the data stored in the buffer, and recording the data into the recording medium. When the open/close detecting unit detects that the protective cover is opened, the recording controller performs a control of continuing the operation of storing data into the buffer, and yet stopping the operation of reading, from the buffer, the data stored in the buffer and recording the data into the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takanori Okada
  • Patent number: 9117261
    Abstract: There are provided methods and apparatus for film grain SEI message insertion for bit-accurate simulation in a video system. A method for simulating film grain in an ordered sequence includes the steps of providing film grain supplemental information corresponding to a plurality of intra coded pictures, and providing additional film grain supplemental information corresponding to inter coded pictures between consecutive intra coded pictures, in decode order. The inter coded pictures are selected based upon display order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Joan Llach, Cristina Gomila, Jeffrey Allen Cooper, Jill MacDonald Boyce
  • Patent number: 9117483
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of dynamically creating a video composition including the steps: a) recording a first real-world event as a first video clip using a video composition creation program residing on a portable device in response to a first user record input, the portable device comprising a camera lens, a processor, a memory device, and a display device that displays an image of the first real-world event perceived by the camera lens during the recording of the first real-world event; and b) selecting a transition using the video composition creation program in response to a user transition selection input, the video composition creation program automatically combining the first video clip and the selected transition to create the video composition; and c) the video composition creation program saving the video composition on the memory device as a single file in response to a user save input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Edward Zaletel
  • Patent number: 9099149
    Abstract: An image playback device, which may be part of an electronic camera, reads out recorded information that has been recorded on a recording medium. A time period discriminator receives the recorded information read out by the image playback device and discriminates periods of time during which recorded information agrees with certain pre-set conditions. Moving-picture image information contained in the recorded information is played back and displayed in accordance with results of the discrimination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Harue Amano
  • Patent number: 9094703
    Abstract: At least one trickplay source file is generated from original media content. Trickplay view files for rendering particular trickplay view rates are then generated from the trickplay source file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Eduardo S. C. Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9049073
    Abstract: Systems and methods for allocating media assets to a plurality of transport streams in a mixed service system to allow simultaneous receipt of at least two media assets using a single stream selector are provided. The mix-service content delivery system comprises a content delivery server comprising control circuitry. At a first time, the first instance of the at least two media assets may be allocated to different transport streams. A user request to simultaneously receive the at least two media assets may be received. A viewing history based on the user request may be generated during a predetermined time period. At a second time after the first time, the control circuitry may allocate a second instance of the at least two media assets to a same transport stream of the plurality of transport streams. The allocations may be determined based on the generated viewing history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter R. Klappert, Michael McCarty
  • Publication number: 20150147050
    Abstract: A video stream may include portions that are stored while other portions are being displayed. In one embodiment, a portion of the video stream may be stored in digital storage media at one instance while in the next instance another portion of the stream is being read out of the storage media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Dennis M. O'Connor, Mark P. Chuang, Boon-Lock Yeo, Robert L. Davies
  • Patent number: 9042709
    Abstract: An image capture device includes: first and second shooting sections, each of which is configured to shoot an image of a subject; a disparity calculating section configured to generate a depth map based on first and second images that have been shot by the first and second shooting sections, respectively; and an image generating section configured to generate, based on the depth map and the first image, a third image that has as high a resolution as the first image and that forms part of a 3D image. The image generating section is controlled to determine whether or not to generate the third image based on at least one of the states of the first and second images, a zoom power during shooting, and the tilt of the image capture device during shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Morioka, Tadashi Nagai, Takeshi Hamasaki, Koichi Toyomura, Takanori Yabuki, Kenji Matsuura
  • Patent number: 9042708
    Abstract: A process control system user display provides a display image containing control system information. The system may include a digital recording module including an image capture module for making a real-time digital recording of at least a portion of the display image, the image capture module buffering a terminal portion of the real-time digital recording. A storage module may store at least a portion of the real-time digital recording. A real-time digital recording may contain at least a portion of the display image, wherein, at any particular time, the real-time digital recording includes information from the control system for a predetermined duration proximate the particular time, and at least a portion of the real-time digital recording may be stored. A desired portion of the digital recording may be played back, optionally with process control system event and/or continuous history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: John M. Caldwell, Marty J. Lewis, Gary K. Law
  • Patent number: 9036005
    Abstract: A measuring apparatus for measuring a stereo video format includes an active space measuring circuit and a decision circuit. The active space measuring circuit is utilized for determining a position of an active space of a frame packing to generate an active space measuring result according to pixels values of a plurality of scan lines of the frame packing. The decision circuit is coupled to the active space measuring circuit, and is utilized for determining the stereo video format according to at least the active space measuring result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Wen-Chi Lin, Ching-Sheng Cheng, Yueh-Hsuan Tsai, Guo-Zhan Zhuang
  • Patent number: 9036982
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes a recording unit configured to record a moving image signal in a recording medium, a setting unit configured to set a threshold based on a remaining recording capacity of the recording medium, and a control unit configured to control the recording unit to start recording the moving image signal, into a first moving image file in the recording medium, according to a recording instruction, wherein the control unit is configured to control the recording unit to divide the moving image signal into at least a second moving image file in the recording medium in the case that a size of the first moving image file has reached the threshold during recording of the moving image signal according to the recording instruction, and is configured to control the recording unit to delete the moving image file recorded first, from among the plurality of moving image files recorded after the recording instruction, if the remaining recording capacity of the recording medium is determined to have ru
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shuichi Hosokawa
  • Patent number: 9031376
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing additional information included in a video displayed on a display device using visible light communication (VLC). A data packet including video data and additional information for an object included in the video data is received. The video data is extracted from the data packet, and the video data is decoded. The additional information from the data packet is extracted, and the additional information decoded. The decoded video data is output through the display device, and at the same time, the additional information is transmitted for a particular object included in a video based on a VLC protocol using a light emitting device prepared in the display device. The additional information providing apparatus includes an image sensor module, a display module, a visible light receiving module, an additional information manager and a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Hoon Ann, Eun-Tae Won, Jae-Seung Son
  • Publication number: 20150125133
    Abstract: A multimedia transcoding method and a system for performing the multimedia transcoding are provided. A hadoop-based multimedia transcoding system may include a video and image data collection domain (VIDCD) to collect original encoded media data sets, and to store the collected original encoded media data sets, a hadoop distributed file system (HDFS)-based splitting and merging domain (HbSMD) to split the original encoded media data sets into first blocks, and to automatically distribute the first blocks to a plurality of data nodes of an HDFS, by using the HDFS, and a MapReduce-based transcoding domain (MbTD) to transcode second blocks distributed to the plurality of data nodes, through distributed and parallel processing, using a MapReduce framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: KONKUK UNIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION CORP.
    Inventors: Myoung Jin KIM, Yun CUI, Han Ku LEE, Seung Ho HAN
  • Patent number: 9020323
    Abstract: Provided are a communication apparatus and program which improve the operability for a user before and during data communication. The communication apparatus includes a plurality of communication units that establish electric field coupling or magnetic field coupling with a communication device located within a predetermined distance, a storage unit storing control information indicative of predetermined control contents in association with the respective communication units, a control information acquisition section that acquires, from the storage unit, control information associated with that communication unit which has established the electric field coupling or the magnetic field coupling, and a control unit that controls communication of that of the communication units which has established the electric field coupling or the magnetic field coupling by using the control information acquired by the control information acquisition section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takehiro Aibara, Hitoshi Amagai, Naotaka Uehara, Takayuki Kogane, Sumito Shinohara, Masato Nunokawa, Tetsuya Handa, Kimiyasu Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9014532
    Abstract: A transmitter (14) of audio, video, or other real-time information reads the information from a persistent store (22) in which the real-time information has been stored in the Real-time-Transport Protocol (“RTP”) format (FIG. 4). A receiver (18) receives the information from the channel (16) through which the transmitter (14) has transmitted it, and the receiver may store the information in a persistent store (24) in RTP format instead of or in addition to playing it by applying it to an appropriate player (20). Parts of this communications circuit may be tested by a tester unit (26) that also employs RTP-format information from a persistent store (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Falco
  • Patent number: 9013548
    Abstract: A broadcast receiver and a method for processing 3D video data are disclosed. A method for processing video data of a broadcast receiver includes receiving a broadcast signal including a video stream, wherein the video stream includes a plurality of video stream sections having different viewpoints, acquiring viewpoint information indicating corresponding viewpoints of the video stream sections, and outputting an interface indicating a viewpoint of the video stream that is currently displayed according to the viewpoint information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Yeul Suh, Jeong Hyu Yang, Jin Pil Kim, Kwan Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 9002181
    Abstract: Access point pictures designated as randomly accessible positions are I pictures or P pictures. Information indicating the decoding sequence (I1, P1, B1, B2, B3, B4, P2, . . . ) of pictures functioning as access points and attribute information (picture_type) indicating whether a picture functions as an access point or is necessary for decoding of the access point following a given access point are recorded on the video information recording medium. Random access is possible even if the GOP interval is lengthened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Ryu, Kazuhiko Nakane, Masaaki Shimada, Yoshihisa Yamada
  • Patent number: 8995825
    Abstract: Access point pictures designated as randomly accessible positions are I pictures or P pictures. Information indicating the decoding sequence (I1, P1, B1, B2, B3, B4, P2, . . . ) of pictures functioning as access points and attribute information (picture_type) indicating whether a picture functions as an access point or is necessary for decoding of the access point following a given access point are recorded on the video information recording medium. Random access is possible even if the GOP interval is lengthened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Ryu, Kazuhiko Nakane, Masaaki Shimada, Yoshihisa Yamada
  • Patent number: 8983275
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for recording time delayed broadband content are provided. Desired content to be recorded may be identified by a programming processing component configured to receive broadband content output by a service provider. A channel associated with the desired content and an amount of delay associated with the channel may be determined. Based at least in part upon the determined amount of delay, the recording of the desired content may be scheduled by the programming processing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Alan Rothschild, Benjamin Adam Perry
  • Patent number: 8977101
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: a first display panel unit for executing display toward a user side; a second display panel unit for executing display toward a subject side; an imaging processing unit for subjecting incident light from the subject side to photoelectric conversion to obtain a captured image signal; a recording processing unit for executing a recording process to a recording medium regarding the captured image signal obtained at the imaging processing unit; and a control unit for controlling the display states of the first display panel unit and the second display panel unit for each of a plurality of various types of operation periods changing along with the operation of the imaging processing unit or the recording processing unit, and executing display control wherein the first display panel unit and the second display panel unit can have different display content during at least a single operation period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Miho Akita, Kazuyuki Marukawa, Sho Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8977108
    Abstract: An approach provides editing of digital media. A platform, as maintained by a service provider, provides a remote proxy editing capability of a plurality of media streams. A first one of the media streams is transmitted to a player of a first customer of the service provider. Further, the method comprises transmitting a second one of the media streams to a player of a second customer of the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Verizon UK Limited
    Inventors: Maxime G. G. Haot, Richard G. Moore, Sreenivas Rachamadugu
  • Patent number: 8970710
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring the quality of a video is provided. The method comprises: generating a frame loss pattern of the video by indicating whether each frame in the video is lost or successfully transmitted; and evaluating the quality of the video as a function of the generated t came loss pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Xiao Dong Gu, De Bing Liu, Zhi Bo Chen
  • Patent number: 8970675
    Abstract: A system of the present disclosure comprises a shooting system and a playback system. The shooting system includes first and second shooting sections and a disparity calculating section that generates a differential image representing a difference between first and second images that have been shot by the first and second shooting sections, respectively. The playback system includes an image generating section that generates, based on the differential image and the first image, a third image that has as high a resolution as the first image and that forms, along with the first image, a 3D image. The image generating section generates, based on the first image and the differential image, a depth map representing the amount of parallax between the first and second images, and generates the third image based on the first image and the depth map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Morioka, Haruo Isaka, Kenji Matsuura
  • Patent number: 8965183
    Abstract: A system and method for storing video data according to one embodiment includes receiving a video signal comprising television programming, and converting the video signal to video data. Additionally, the method includes storing temporal-based portions of the video data in files on a storage device, and creating reduced quality video data from at least one of the video signal and the video data. Further, the method includes storing the reduced quality video data on a storage subsystem, and outputting at least one of the video data or the reduced quality video data. Other systems and methods are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Dominic M. Kotab
  • Patent number: 8966567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and systems for extracting digital content using an interactive television application. The interactive television application may allow the user to record programs on a set-top box. The interactive television application may also allow the user to extract the audio from one of the recorded programs and transfer the extracted audio to removable media (e.g., a CD-R). The interactive television application also be configured to perform a future transfer of digital content to removable media. The future transfer may occur without requiring any further user interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: William L. Thomas, Thomas E. Westberg, Brian Fife, Joseph DiGiovanni, Michael D. Ellis
  • Patent number: 8963982
    Abstract: A method, client application and user terminal, the method including providing a packet-based communication system for conducting voice or video calls over a packet-based network and providing an instance of a client application enabling a first user terminal to access the packet-based communication system. The client application is configured so as when executed on the first terminal to receive an input from multiple different audio and/or video input transducers of the first terminal, to analyze those inputs in relation to one another, and based on that analysis to select at least one audio and/or video input transducer and/or output transducer of the first terminal for use in conducting a voice or video call with a remote user terminal via the packet-based communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventor: Derek MacDonald
  • Patent number: 8948565
    Abstract: The subject matter discloses a method, comprising obtaining a current retention time of storage associated with a digital recorder; obtaining current bitrates of channels used to transmit video captured by edge devices communicating with the digital recorder. The method then determines change in compression rates to be allocated to at least a portion of the channels according to the current retention time and the current bitrates and transmits the change in compression rates to be allocated to the channels to edge devices communicating with the digital recorder. The method can be implemented in a system in which several digital recorders use the same storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Nice-Systems Ltd
    Inventors: Sergey Pashkevich, Doron Girmonsky, Yaron Shmueli, Meir Bechor
  • Patent number: 8942537
    Abstract: A content reproduction apparatus that adopts a content processing method includes a video processor, a video analyzer, and an audio processor for processing audio data and video data input thereto. The video analyzer analyzes video characteristics of video data such as resolutions, compressive distortions, and real frame rates. The video processor processes video data in accordance with video processing, which is determined based on analyzed video characteristics of video data. The audio processor processes audio data in accordance with audio processing, such as dynamic range compression and/or frequency component extension/enhancement, which is determined based on analyzed video characteristics of video data. Thus, it is possible to reproduce sound in an articulate manner depending on the video quality, which is either professional-level video shooting or nonprofessional-level video shooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Ryotaro Aoki
  • Patent number: 8942539
    Abstract: Method to enable a local system time clock counter (STC) of a receiving recording device to lock to program clock reference (PCR) information comprised in a received real time sequence of information signal packets, such as MPEG2 Transport Stream packets. The method comprising determining the number of cycles between arrival of the first information signal packet and the arrival of the information signal packet comprising the first Program Clock Reference (PCR) information. This information is stored as an attribute of the stored sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Wilhelmus Jacobus Van Gestel, Pieter Bas Ijdens
  • Patent number: 8942547
    Abstract: The recorder apparatus includes the controller that sets conversion mode used when input stream is processed and converted into recording stream to any of two-dimensional mode that converts the input stream into two-dimensional recording stream and three-dimensional mode that converts the input stream into three-dimensional recording stream, the controller that sets one recording mode that can be used when the video signal is converted and processed in the two-dimensional mode and the three-dimensional mode and specifies recording rate, and the signal processor that processes the video signal based on the set conversion mode and the set recording mode to convert the video signal into recording video signal. The controller sets the recording modes such that combination of the recording modes that can be set when the two-dimensional mode is set is different from combination of recording modes that can be set when the three-dimensional mode is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Maruyama, Kazuhito Kimura
  • Patent number: 8942546
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus, as a recording apparatus, formulates a Clip Information file of a still picture file (TS file), made up by plural still pictures, and a PlayList, composed of plural PlayItems, indicating the replay path of a slide show, and records the information on a DVD along with the TS file. The Clip Information file has an EP_map, as a table indicating the relationship of correspondence between the value of the presentation time stamp PTS of the transport stream TS and the source packet number SPN in the TS the PTS value indicates. The information processing apparatus, as a reproducing apparatus, reads out and reproduces the data address of the TS, represented by the replay start time IN_time and the replay end time OUT_time of the PlayItem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Motoki Kato