Dvd With Mpeg2 Transport Stream Patents (Class 386/334)
  • Patent number: 9788003
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for multiplexing and de-multiplexing video data. The method of multiplexing the video data involves syntax to a header of transmission unit data that is used to multiplex a clean random access (CRA) picture used in a random access, wherein the predetermined syntax indicates a reproduction status of the CRA picture, i.e., normal reproduction or reproduction according to a random access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-o Park, Kwang-pyo Choi, Chan-yul Kim, Hee-chul Yang
  • Patent number: 9544530
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus having an image sensing unit and a particular operation unit controls so as to start or to stop, in a case where the first recording mode is set, in accordance with an operation on the particular operation unit, a recording to a recording medium of a moving image captured by the imaging unit, and to control so as to record, in a case where the second recording mode is set, in accordance with an operation on the particular operation unit, while continuing recording to the recording medium of a moving image captured by the imaging unit, information indicating a start of a scene which is a portion of the moving image being recorded, or information indicating an end of a scene which is a portion of the moving image being recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Michinori Nakajima, Koichi Okada, Kurumi Mori
  • Patent number: 9495966
    Abstract: The instant application includes computationally-implemented systems and methods that include acquiring indication of a speech-facilitated transaction between a particular party and a target device, receiving adaptation data correlated to the particular party, the receiving facilitated by a particular device associated with the particular party, processing audio data from the particular party at least partly using the received adaptation data correlated to the particular party, and updating the adaptation data based at least in part on a result of the processed audio data, such that the updated adaptation data is configured to be transmitted to the particular device. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud
  • Patent number: 9412416
    Abstract: Media can be presented based on location associated with presentation of media (e.g., physical location of a device that is to present media). Presentation of media can be effectively controlled in order to automatically present a first media content (e.g., a list of songs, an album) in accordance with a first set of media presentation attributes or parameters (e.g., volume associated with presentation of audible media) at a first location, while a second media content is automatically presented in accordance with a second set of media presentation attributes or parameters when the current location is changed to a second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Michael M. Lee
  • Patent number: 9158776
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided providing users with the ability to create and produce multimedia devices. In one aspect of the present invention, users are provided with the capability to easily and seamlessly create slideshows using multiple forms of graphic elements instead of just still pictures. In another aspect of the present invention, users are provided with the capability to create and modify the DVD menu that is required for DVDs to function properly on conventional DVD players. In still another aspect of the present invention, users are provided with an intuitive graphic interface that simply and clearly explains the trade offs the user must make in deciding which mode to record the DVD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ralf Weber, Guillaume Vergnaud
  • Patent number: 9002182
    Abstract: A storage medium storing program applications to provide additional functions using moving-images and management information needed to manage the program applications. The storage medium includes reproduction mode data reproducing moving-image data, program data including a plurality of program applications providing additional functions using the moving-image data, system data controlling the execution of the reproduction mode data and the program data, and management information managing the execution of the program applications in unit of title. The program applications providing additional functions can be managed in unit of title and loaded to a system memory in advance to be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-min Kim, Seong-jin Moon, Jung-ho Lee, Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park, Man-seok Kang, Hyun-kwon Chung
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 8891945
    Abstract: A recording/reproducing method includes: reading a first uncompressed data from a first recording medium; reading the first uncompressed data from a buffer memory at a speed higher than a normal reproduction speed and compressing the read first uncompressed data to generate a compressed data; and recording the generated compressed data in a second recording medium; determining whether a predefined unit volume of compressed data is recorded in the second recording medium; and when it is determined that the predefined unit volume of compressed data is not yet recorded in the second recording medium, generating a second uncompressed data by reading the compressed data from the second recording medium at a speed higher than the normal reproduction speed and decompressing the read compressed data when it is determined that the predefined unit volume of compressed data is already recorded in the second recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Teshiba, Yusuke Shiroyama, Futoshi Ushio, Tadayoshi Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8886021
    Abstract: The recording medium has a navigation area storing at least one navigation file. The navigation file includes navigation commands for managing reproduction of at least video data forming different parental control reproduction paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kang Soo Seo, Byung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8873931
    Abstract: A storage medium for storing text-based subtitle data including style information, a reproducing apparatus and methods are provided for reproducing text-based subtitle data including style information separately recorded on the storage medium. The storage medium includes: multimedia image data; and text-based subtitle data for displaying subtitles on an image based on the multimedia image data, wherein the text-based subtitle data includes dialog information indicating subtitle contents to be displayed on the image, style information indicating an output style of the dialog information, and partial style information indicating an output style applied to a portion of the dialog information. Accordingly, subtitles can be provided in a plurality of languages without limited to the number of units of subtitle data. In addition, subtitle data can be easily produced and edited. Likewise, an output style of the subtitle data can be changed in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8867886
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed including a computing device configured to allow a user to view a multi-stream video from a selected angle/direction with respect to the contents of the multi-stream video, under the user's control. The multi-stream video is generated using multiple Image Acquisition Devices (IAD), such as cameras, simultaneously, consecutively, or independently filming a scene, each IAD having a different position with respect to each of the other IADs. Each image data stream obtained from each IAD may be uniquely identified to allow selective real-time playback of image data streams under user control. Each image data stream represents a corresponding viewing angle to the user. The user may dynamically change the selection of an image stream, and thus the viewing angle, while viewing a recorded scene. Multiple image streams of the same scene may be selected and viewed simultaneously to provide 3D or other visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Inventor: Roy Feinson
  • Patent number: 8824868
    Abstract: A playback apparatus includes an obtaining unit obtaining playback management information including a main playback path of a main stream set, a first sub playback path of a first sub-stream set, and a second sub playback path of a second sub-stream set. The first and second sub playback paths are allowed for a predetermined category. A selection-receiver receives a selection of streams as a first combination or a second combination. A reading unit reads the corresponding stream sets according to whether the first or second combination is selected. A playback unit plays back the main stream set and the first or second sub-stream set. The number of files that are readable at one time is predetermined. The sub playback paths are determined so that the number of the files that are readable at one time does not exceed the predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinobu Hattori, Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 8761585
    Abstract: Techniques described herein enable parents to establish a child-protective “kids zone” on a DVR. According to one technique, a DVR receives, from a parent, identities of DVD content items that the parent does not want children to view. The DVR maps the identities to a kids zone. During times that the DVR is set to operate in the kids zone operational mode, the DVR prevents itself from presenting any content from DVDs that are associated with the identities. At other times, during which the DVR is not set to operate in the kids zone operational mode, the DVR may allow itself to present DVD content that are associated with the identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: TiVo Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Barton, Brian Beach, Margret Schmidt, Robert F. Poniatowski, Shelly Glennon
  • Patent number: 8750691
    Abstract: A recordable and/or rewriteable recording medium for storing still picture data, and recording and/or reproducing method and apparatus therefor. The recording medium stores still picture group information for grouping a plurality of still pictures in order to manage the still picture at a group level, and stores audio group information for grouping additional audio data added to the still picture data after the still picture data are recorded. Therefore, large-capacity still picture data and additional audio data added thereto can be recorded using a minimum amount of management information. Further, during reproduction, data can be displayed and edited in units of the respective still pictures. Also, it is possible to cope with after-recording of the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-jin Moon, Young-nam Oh, Tae-yun Chung, Jung-suk Kang, Pan-gie Park
  • Patent number: 8724972
    Abstract: On a host computer (300), writing software for controlling recording and image forming operations of an optical disc recording apparatus (10) is installed. When the writing software is activated, the host computer (300) requests the user to input various settings relating to record information and image information before giving instructions for starting recording and those for starting image formation to the optical disc recording apparatus (10), and, in accordance with various settings which are input in response to the request, determines the recording and image forming operations of the optical disc recording apparatus (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Shin Nishizawa
  • Patent number: 8687950
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus, which play 2D video data or 3D video data, includes a 2Dto3D converter and a display controller. The 2Dto3D converter generates 3D video frames corresponding to 2D video frames in the 2D video data. The display controller controls displaying the 3D video frames on a screen if 3D play of the 2D video data has been requested, and controls displaying 3D video frames in the 3D video data if play of the 3D video data has been requested. The display controller controls displaying the 2D video frames on the screen if a change of a play speed has been requested during the 3D play of the 2D video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Shunsuke Takayama
  • Patent number: 8687943
    Abstract: The application manager 37 conducts “application signaling” when a first disc is replaced with a second disc. At this point, an application is continued if it is written in an application management table assigned to a Title played last on a first disc and also written in an application management table assigned to a Title to be played first on a second disc. On the other hand, an application is ended is it is written in the application management table assigned to the Title played last on the first disc but not written in the application management table assigned to the Title to be played first on the second disc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Wataru Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8687948
    Abstract: An apparatus for recording a sequence of video data signals on a record carrier has been proposed. The apparatus comprises input means (1) for receiving video data signals, generating means (100) for generating characteristic point information signals, processing means (100) for processing the characteristic point information signals for a plurality of characteristic points into a sequence of characteristic points information signals (CPI) and writing means (102) for writing the sequence of video data signals and the sequence of characteristic points information signals on the record carrier. The characteristic point information signals identify a characteristic point in the sequence of video data signals. Various measures are proposed in relation to the CPI aiming at improving quality of trickplay and random access playback operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Declan Patrick Kelly, Wilhelmus Jacobus Van Gestel
  • Patent number: 8682146
    Abstract: AVClip recorded in BD-ROM is obtained by multiplexing a graphics stream and a video stream. The graphics stream is a PES packet sequence that includes 1) PES packets storing graphics data (ODS) and 2) PES packets storing control information (PCS). In each ODS, values of DTS and PTS indicate a timing of decoding start for corresponding graphics data, and a timing of decoding end for corresponding graphics data, respectively. In each PCS, a value of PTS indicates a display timing of corresponding decoded graphics data combined with the video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph McCrossan, Tomoyuki Okada, Kazuhiro Mochinaga
  • Publication number: 20140056577
    Abstract: A recording method for recording a base video stream and an enhancement video stream. The recording method includes: a first step of generating the base video stream by performing an irreversible conversion on an original image; and a second step of generating the enhancement video stream that includes a shift parameter and picture data. A gradation bit sequence of each pixel constituting the picture data of the enhancement video stream represents a difference between a gradation bit sequence of each pixel constituting picture data of the original image and a gradation bit sequence of each pixel constituting picture data of the base video stream. The shift parameter defines a shift operation that is performed by a playback device when the gradation bit sequence of the base video stream is added to the gradation bit sequence of the enhancement video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Tomoki Ogawa, Taiji Sasaki, Hiroshi Yahata
  • 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: 8644684
    Abstract: In order to provide a recording and reproducing device that allows a user to select and manage arbitrary play lists, a unit of management for managing all registered play list information and an upper management hierarchical level are added. The unit of management is adapted to be handled on the same level with unified information that indicates a reproduction range of all AV data. User-defined unified information is adapted to be handled on the added management hierarchical level. The user-defined unified information is formed to allow arbitrary reproduction ranges contained on a lower hierarchical level to be registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Yoshida, Junji Shiokawa, Hiroo Okamoto
  • Patent number: 8625955
    Abstract: An information recording apparatus includes a stream receiver configured to receive a stream including therein video and audio data regarding a program, a program information transmitter configured to transmit program information regarding the program to a server connected thereto via a communication network, a writing information receiver configured to receive writing information from the server, which is used for processing for writing the video and audio data into a recording medium, and a recording section configured to, under the condition in which absolute time information included in the stream and absolute time information included in the writing information having been received from the server are synchronized with each other, write the video and audio data included in the stream into the recording medium, as well as the writing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hisao Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8600211
    Abstract: [Object] To reproduce a plurality of video contents recorded on a recording medium on one screen and select and reproduce any of the video contents without using a plurality of dedicated decoders. [Solving Means] A recording/reproducing apparatus (100) reads single angle videos (21) that are shot from a plurality of angles and a multi-angle video (22) obtained by performing authoring on those single angle videos (21) so as to be reproducible on one screen from a BD-ROM (10), combines a time-line operation bar (61) and a cursor (66) with the multi-angle video (22), and displays a multi-angle screen (60). When an operation of selecting a single angle video (21) on which the cursor (66) is positioned is performed on the multi-angle screen (60), the single angle video (21) is reproduced in full screen based on a time code at a time when the selection operation is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kae Nagano, Soichiro Niho
  • Publication number: 20130315572
    Abstract: In a DVD recording/playback system, a set top box STB receives an MPEG transport stream constituted by a plurality of transport packets, and a formatter extracts support information indicating if management information included in the transport packets includes predetermined items. A disc drive that records data on a recording medium having a management area and data area records the support information in the management area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hideo ANDO, Kazuyuki UYAMA, Shinichi KIKUCHI
  • Patent number: 8594491
    Abstract: A transport stream recording device, method thereof, transport stream reproduction device, method thereof, and recording medium for efficiently recording and reproducing transport streams. A source packet having a four byte TP_extra_Header attached to a 188 byte transport packet is generated, 32 source packets of 192 bytes each are collected, and aligned units generated equivalent to a three sector portion of data (6144 bytes) are recorded or reproduced on the recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Motoki Kato
  • Patent number: 8582958
    Abstract: Provided is a playback device which is capable of correctly determining a construction status of a virtual package. An access is attempted to a state signaling file recorded in a local storage using a fixed address on a virtual file system assigned by merge management information (step S13). The virtual package construction status is determined according to failure or success of the attempted access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Matsuura, Yuta Kiyosawa, Tomohiro Matsumoto, Taiji Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8577206
    Abstract: On an information record medium, there are recorded: a plurality of content informations; and a plurality of play list sets each including a plurality of play list informations defining reproduction sequence thereof. The plurality of content informations, whose reproduction sequences are defined by the plurality of play list informations in a same play list set, are different from each other in reproduction functions required for an information reproduction system to reproduce the plurality of content informations and are adapted to at least partially construct titles, each of which is a logically united information unit and which are same to each other. Required function information indicating the reproduction function required for the information reproduction system is further recorded for each of the plurality of play list informations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Pioneer Corporation
    Inventors: Tohru Kanegae, Masanori Nakahara, Takao Sawabe, Nobuyuki Takakuwa, Yasuko Fukuda, Takeshi Koda
  • Patent number: 8571389
    Abstract: A digital stream signal complying with MPEG-TS is handled as stream object ESOB. The ESOB is recorded in unit of stream object unit ESOBU which includes one or more pack/packet groups. Each pack/packet group has a pack/packet group header at its head position, and stores one or more TS packets after the pack/packet group header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakashika, Shinichi Kikuchi, Hiroaki Unno, Yuuji Ito
  • Patent number: 8565299
    Abstract: A method for processing an audio/video bit-stream includes the steps of receiving an input bit-stream, detecting whether the input bit-stream has a startcode emulation prevention pattern, and removing the startcode emulation prevention pattern from the input bit-stream to generate an output bit-stream and setting a flag signal as a first designated flag value when the startcode emulation prevention pattern is detected. The method further includes the step of detecting whether the input bit-stream includes a startcode, and directly outputting the input bit-stream and setting the flag signal as a second designated flag value when the startcode is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Yi-Chen Tseng, Cheng-Ying Yu, Chao-An Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8559798
    Abstract: A rendering process for rendering an image frame and a postprocess for adapting the image frame to a display are separated. A rendering processing unit 42 generates an image frame sequence by performing rendering at a predetermined frame rate regardless of a condition that the image frame should meet for output to the display. A postprocessing unit 50 subjects the image frame sequence generated by the rendering processing unit to a merge process so as to generate and output an updated image frame sequence that meets the condition. Since the rendering process and the postprocess are separated, the image frame sequence can be generated regardless of the specification of the display such as resolution and frame rate of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Sachiyo Aoki, Akio Ohba, Masaaki Oka, Nobuo Sasaki
  • Patent number: 8554060
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reproducing video data are discussed. According an embodiment, the apparatus includes a controller configured to receive a request of a path change, the controller configured to control the path change from a current path to the request path among the multiple reproduction paths by identifying path information in an entry point map, the path information associated with an entry point in the video data, and the entry point map having an entry point fine table including fine information of at least one entry point and an entry point coarse table including coarse information of the at least one entry point, the fine information and coarse information identifying a presentation time and an address for the at least one entry point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kang Soo Seo, Sung Wan Park, Mi Hyun Kim, Sung Ryun Cho, Byung Jin Kim, Soung Hyun Um
  • Patent number: 8548298
    Abstract: On a BD-ROM, PlayList information is recorded. The PlayList information includes MainPath information and SubPath information. The MainPath information specifies one of a plurality of AVClips as a MainClip, and defines a primary playback section (PlayItem) on the MainClip. The SubPath information specifies, among the rest of the AVClips, one AVClip as a SubClip, and defines, on the SubClip, a secondary playback section (SubPlayItem) to be synchronized with the primary playback section. The SubPath information includes In_Time information and Out_Time information which indicate In_Time and Out_Time, respectively, of the SubPlayItem. In_Time and Out_Time of the SubPlayItem match In_Time and Out_Time of the PlayItem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yahata, Tomoyuki Okada
  • Patent number: 8515248
    Abstract: In the data structure for managing reproduction of text subtitle data, a text subtitle information area stores at least one text subtitle information segment. The text subtitle information segment is represented by a single PES packet of transport packets. In one embodiment, the text subtitle information segment includes an identifier identifying the text subtitle information segment as a text subtitle information segment and includes style information for text subtitle data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyung Sun Kim, Kang Soo Seo, Byung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8509603
    Abstract: This invention provides an information processing method and apparatus, which can set all extent sizes of data divisionally recorded on a disk to be equal to or larger than the minimum recording unit, and can guarantee continuous reproduction of the divisionally recorded data. Of data divisionally recorded on a recording medium (5), data which corresponds to an end portion of that data and cannot be recorded as a recording area equal to or larger than a minimum recording unit specified in the recording medium (5) due to the presence of a recording area (6) of another data, that has already been recorded on the recording medium (5), is re-recorded on a recording area equal to or larger than the minimum recording unit. At this time, new data is generated by combining data less than the minimum recording unit, and data recorded in another recording area, and the new data is re-recorded on a new recording area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ikuo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8494339
    Abstract: A method of generating a file at a header metadata creator apparatus, the method including: generating, at the header metadata creator apparatus, a file, the file including: a file header, a file body, and a file footer, wherein the file header includes at least KLV encoded header metadata, the KLV encoded header metadata including at least a universal label, length data and variable length data, the variable length data including a plurality of KLV encoded metadata sets, each one of the KLV encoded metadata sets includes a predetermined universal label, essence length data and a plurality of KLV encoded metadata items, and each KLV encoded metadata item includes at least an item universal label, variable item length data and item value data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Sony United Kingdom Limited
    Inventor: James Hedley Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 8488949
    Abstract: A digital stream signal complying with MPEG-TS is handled as stream object ESOB. The ESOB is recorded in unit of stream object unit ESOBU which includes one or more pack/packet groups. Each pack/packet group has a pack/packet group header at its head position, and stores one or more TS packets after the pack/packet group header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masahiro Nakashika, Shinichi Kikuchi, Hiroaki Unno, Yuuji Ito
  • 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: 8447171
    Abstract: A storage medium for storing text-based subtitle data including style information, a reproducing apparatus and methods are provided for reproducing text-based subtitle data including style information separately recorded on the storage medium. The storage medium includes: multimedia image data; and text-based subtitle data for displaying subtitles on an image based on the multimedia image data, wherein the text-based subtitle data includes dialog information indicating subtitle contents to be displayed on the image, style information indicating an output style of the dialog information, and partial style information indicating an output style applied to a portion of the dialog information. Accordingly, subtitles can be provided in a plurality of languages without limited to the number of units of subtitle data. In addition, subtitle data can be easily produced and edited. Likewise, an output style of the subtitle data can be changed in a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kil-soo Jung, Sung-wook Park
  • Patent number: 8447172
    Abstract: In the data structure for managing reproduction of text subtitle data, a text subtitle information area stores at least one text subtitle information segment. The text subtitle information segment is represented by a single PES packet of transport packets. In one embodiment, the text subtitle information segment includes an identifier identifying the text subtitle information segment as a text subtitle information segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyung Sun Kim, Kang Soo Seo, Byung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 8437624
    Abstract: A method includes reading selected portions of video content from a digital versatile disk (“DVD”), said selected portions of video content separated by periods of time to provide a fast forward or rewind mode; generating a transport stream of transport stream packets containing said selected portions of video content; and in response to detecting said fast forward or rewind mode, causing a transport stream decoder to decode said transport stream packets without synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: ARRIS Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoff Chatterton
  • Patent number: 8437623
    Abstract: A recording apparatus produces moving image data and still picture data from the moving image data. The recording apparatus (a) records a moving image file including the moving image data and first information on a recording medium, and (b) records a still picture file including the still picture data and second information on the recording medium. The first information indicates the still picture file and the second information indicates the moving image file. The recording apparatus (a) displays a reduced image of the moving image file and information indicating presence of the still picture file on a display device, if the recording apparatus is in a first mode, and (b) displays a reduced image of the still picture file and information indicating presence of the moving image file on the display device, if the recording apparatus is in a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shinji Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 8422868
    Abstract: An imaging device includes a storage unit that sequentially stores a plurality of frame images based on an imaging signal from an imaging sensor that images light from a subject, a moving image data generation unit that generates slow motion moving image data that is to be played at a second frame rate lower than a first frame rate that represents the number of frame images stored per unit time in the storage unit, based on the plurality of frame images stored in the storage unit during a predetermined time period, a still image data generation unit that generates at least one piece of still image data based on at least one frame image of the plurality of frame images stored in the storage unit during the predetermined time period, and a record control unit that associates the slow motion moving image data generated by the moving image data generation unit and the still image data generated by the still image data generation unit and records the slow motion moving image data and the still image data in a reco
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 8417101
    Abstract: Upon playback of stream data which is recorded while being appended with time stamp information in units of packets, time management is made using the time stamp information. A video playback time viewed from the user, which may be indicated by I-, B-, and P-picture display times, is different from the time of the time stamp information. For this reason, when time management for the stream data recorded on an information storage medium is made using only the time stamp information, display time control (video playback time control) for the user cannot be accurately done. In this invention, a time relationship table indicating the relationship between the time stamp information recorded in stream data at each I-picture start time position and display time information (PTS or field information) for the user is provided to a portion of management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hideo Ando, Kazuyuki Uyama, Yuuji Ito, Shinichi Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 8396353
    Abstract: To relatively simplify the apparatus arrangement while supporting many variations of streams to be processed, management information of a disc includes option support information that designates a combination of a base format and one or more options. An apparatus using this disc can specify predetermined types of decode formats on the basis of the contents of this option support information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shinichi Kikuchi, Masahiro Nakashika, Yasufumi Tsumagari
  • Patent number: 8391684
    Abstract: To relatively simplify the apparatus arrangement while supporting many variations of streams to be processed, management information of a disc includes option support information that designates a combination of a base format and one or more options. An apparatus using this disc can specify predetermined types of decode formats on the basis of the contents of this option support information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shinichi Kikuchi, Masahiro Nakashika, Yasufumi Tsumagari
  • Patent number: 8391685
    Abstract: To relatively simplify the apparatus arrangement while supporting many variations of streams to be processed, management information of a disc includes option support information that designates a combination of a base format and one or more options. An apparatus using this disc can specify predetermined types of decode formats on the basis of the contents of this option support information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shinichi Kikuchi, Masahiro Nakashika, Yasufumi Tsumagari
  • Patent number: 8391683
    Abstract: To relatively simplify the apparatus arrangement while supporting many variations of streams to be processed, management information of a disc includes option support information that designates a combination of a base format and one or more options. An apparatus using this disc can specify predetermined types of decode formats on the basis of the contents of this option support information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shinichi Kikuchi, Masahiro Nakashika, Yasufumi Tsumagari