TOSHIBA AMERICA CONSUMER PRODUCTS L.L.C.
|TOSHIBA AMERICA CONSUMER PRODUCTS L.L.C. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20090320074||Information system and method - Example systems and methods provide information such as, but not limited to, interactive program guide (IPG) information for display on a display device such as a television. In the case of IPG information, an IPG server includes an IPG data store that stores IPG data such as program titles, actors, program descriptions, program start times, program end times, program duration, and the like. Receivers such as televisions and set-top boxes are configured to have an electronic mailbox. In response to a request to display the IPG, an IPG data request is sent via a wide area network such as the internet to the IPG server. The server accesses the IPG data store and retrieves IPG data corresponding to the request. The retrieved IPG data is sent to the television's electronic mailbox as an e-mail message. Using the data contained in the e-mail message, the television generates and displays an IPG on the television screen.||12-24-2009|
|20090295993||Control systems and methods using markers in image portion of audiovisual content - An example filtering system for filtering audiovisual content includes a detector arranged to detect presence of a specified marker in an image portion of the audiovisual content and a control system, responsive to the detector, for filtering the audiovisual content.||12-03-2009|
|20090219299||Method and system for dynamic color allocation for anti-aliased images in palette-based systems - Example systems and methods of color allocation for an anti-aliased image involve reserving a number of palette entries in a palette of colors for a graphical user interface and dynamically determining a number of colors for anti-aliasing between first and second colors in the image. The determined anti-aliasing colors are allocated to the reserved palette entries.||09-03-2009|
|20090204998||Television channel list system and method - Example systems and methods of generating a television channel list involve scanning virtual channels contained in a transport stream supplied to a television and determining, for each scanned virtual channel, whether that channel contains decodable video or audio content. A ring list used for tuning channels in channel up/down tuning operations is generated which contains only those scanned channels determined to have decodable video or audio content.||08-13-2009|
|20090201422||Automatic input change based on remote control mode change - Example systems and methods for switching television inputs involve receiving a remote control input for switching a remote control mode from controlling a first device to controlling a different, second device and automatically generating, in response to the remote control mode switching input, an input switch command for switching an input of the television to an input to which the second device is coupled.||08-13-2009|
|20090195702||Time-delayed full standby mode for consumer electronic devices - Example systems and methods for powering down a consumer electronic device such as a television provide for an ON state, a partial standby state and a full standby state. The ON state is when the television is fully powered ON, as when a user is watching television. In the partial standby state, the display is powered OFF, but all CPUs and tuners are still powered. In the full standby state, nearly all circuits, tuners, CPUs and the like are powered OFF. Only the infrared receiver sub-micro and related circuits have power in order to receive power on signals from the remote control.||08-06-2009|
|20090195696||Channel system and method - Example methods and systems of finding channels related to a currently tuned channel involve receiving an input invoking a related channel function. In response to the input, a list of related channels is generated based at least in part on a currently tuned channel and the generated list of channels is displayed on a television screen. One of the related channels on the displayed list may be tuned in response to an input selecting that channel.||08-06-2009|
|20090178072||Content blocking system and method for a consumer electronic product - An example program blocking system and method involve enabling and disabling program blocking on a group of channels responsive to stored blocking settings. When program blocking on the group of channels is enabled in response to the stored blocking settings, the blocking of programs on one or more channels in the group may be selectively disabled in response to a blocking disable command for disabling blocking on those channels.||07-09-2009|
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