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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
348207990 CAMERA, SYSTEM AND DETAIL 12059
348061000 SPECIAL APPLICATIONS 5286
348042000 STEREOSCOPIC 3341
348140010 TWO-WAY VIDEO AND VOICE COMMUNICATION (E.G., VIDEOPHONE) 1267
348571000 IMAGE SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUITRY SPECIFIC TO TELEVISION 1251
348739000 VIDEO DISPLAY 1043
348725000 RECEIVER CIRCUITRY 980
348441000 FORMAT CONVERSION 643
348553000 BASIC RECEIVER WITH ADDITIONAL FUNCTION 628
348180000 MONITORING, TESTING, OR MEASURING 484
348036000 PANORAMIC 438
348500000 SYNCHRONIZATION 306
348162000 RESPONSIVE TO NONVISIBLE ENERGY 259
348461000 NONPICTORIAL DATA PACKET IN TELEVISION FORMAT 212
348169000 OBJECT TRACKING 186
348723000 TELEVISION TRANSMITTER CIRCUITRY 123
348552000 COMBINED WITH DIVERSE ART DEVICE (E.G., COMPUTER, TELEPHONE) 98
348384100 BANDWIDTH REDUCTION SYSTEM 87
348469000 FORMAT 83
348040000 HOLOGRAPHIC 48
348175000 CAMERA WITH BUILT-IN TEST SIGNAL GENERATOR, TEST PATTERN, OR ADJUSTING ADJUNCT 22
348177000 DISPLAY OR RECEIVER WITH BUILT-IN TEST SIGNAL GENERATOR, TEST PATTERN, OR ADJUSTING ADJUNCT 21
348722000 STUDIO EQUIPMENT 13
348025000 IMAGE FALSIFICATION TO IMPROVE VIEWER PERCEPTION OF SELECTIVE OBJECT (E.G., MOVING OBJECT OR TARGET) 7
348383000 MODULAR IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM 6
348460000 DIVERSE DEVICE CONTROLLED BY INFORMATION EMBEDDED IN VIDEO SIGNAL 5
20120307143DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING VIDEO INPUT THROUGH VARIOUS PORTS - A display apparatus displaying video input through various ports is provided. The display apparatus includes a board which is disposed behind a display module, wherein the board includes a universal serial bus (USB) port which receives a USB standard signal, a decoder which decodes a video signal from the USB standard signal and outputs a decoded signal, a video output unit which outputs a displayable video signal to the display module corresponding to the video signal, wherein the USB port is disposed at an edge of a first side of the board, and the video output unit is disposed at an edge of a second side of the board which is different from the first side of the board.12-06-2012
20110025912Audio or Audio/Visual Interactive Entertainment System and Switching Device Therefor - The present invention concerns an audio switching device for an audio or audio/video entertainment system having multiple audio channels; the device comprising at least two audio inputs for receiving at least two respective input signals from a media source on respective input channels, and switching means for selectively switching the device, independently of an actuating signal embedded in the input signals, between a first mode of operation in which respective audio input signals are output to respective audio reproduction means for stereo/multi-channel reproduction of the audio content of the said audio signals, and a second mode in which at least one of the said audio channels is switched to a respective audio output connected to a wireless transmitter for transmission of a media source input signal, including control and or audio information, to at least one remote device for controlling movement/animation of the said remote device and/or reproducing audio content of the signal at the said remote device.02-03-2011
20130169865TERMINALS HAVING A TELEVISION FUNCTION AND DISPLAY METHODS - Disclosed are terminals having a television function and display methods thereof. The terminal comprises a display, a first port, a first hardware system, and a second hardware system, the display is connected with the first hardware system and the second hardware system, the first port is connected with the first hardware system. The first port is adapted to receive a television signal. In a first operation mode, the first hardware system is adapted to generate a first display data to be displayed by the display according to the television signal, and instruct the display to display the first display data. In a second operation mode, the second hardware system is adapted to generate a second display data to be displayed by the display according to the television signal, and instruct the display to display the second display data. A generation procedure of the second display data is different from a generation procedure of the first display data. The display is adapted to display the received first display data or second display data. What is achieved is that the problem of making a television in an all in one device of television & computer operate independently can be addressed, and thereby the stability and utility of the terminals are improved.07-04-2013
20130148020Dynamic Ambient Lighting - Systems, methods, software, and data structures that provide dynamic ambient lighting synchronized to a video program being watched in a premises are described herein. A video program may be associated with a predefined lighting scheme that specifies or identifies a time-sequenced set of lighting effects (e.g., flashing police lights, sunrise, explosion, etc.) that are to be performed by the dynamic ambient lighting system time-synchronously with the video program. Components of the dynamic ambient lighting system may extract the lighting scheme from video data, parse the lighting scheme into individual lighting effects, and then control a single-color or multicolor light source associated with each of a plurality of light channels (e.g., front right, rear right, front left, rear left, center, and burst channel, among others) based on time-sequenced lighting primitives defined by each lighting effect. Light sources may be wirelessly controlled, e.g., using an IEEE 802.15.4 or ZigBee-compliant wireless system.06-13-2013
20120281138SENSORY EFFECT MEDIA GENERATING AND CONSUMING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREOF - Provided is a method and apparatus for generating and consuming sensory effect media. The method for generating sensory effect media includes receiving sensory effect information about sensory effects that are applied to media, and generating sensory effect metadata including the received sensory effect information. The sensory effect metadata includes effect description information for describing the sensory effects and device control description information for controlling devices that perform the sensory effects.11-08-2012
348206000 SPECIAL SCANNING (E.G., SPIRAL, RANDOM, ZIGZAG) 4
20090309979Image analysis using a hybrid connected component labeling process - A hybrid connected component labeling process for analyzing digitized or binary images includes the following steps. Firstly, a forward scan is executed to assign a forward label to each foreground pixel in the image. Then, a backward scan is executed to assign a backward label to each foreground. The backward labels are rearranged and label connection is recorded. A label allocation table including final labels and reference labels is provided for recording the use of the labels. When an object is considered as noise, the label corresponds to the pixels of the object is released by updating the label allocation table.12-17-2009
20120007992Method and Apparatus for Sub-Picture Based Raster Scanning Coding Order - A method and apparatus for sub-picture based raster scanning coding order. The method includes dividing an image into even sub-pictures, and encoding parallel sub-pictures on multi-cores in raster scanning order within sub-pictures, wherein from core to core, coding of the sub-picture is independent around sub-picture boundaries, and wherein within a core, coding of a sub-picture is at least one of dependent or independent around sub-picture boundaries.01-12-2012
20120249804VIBRATING ELEMENT, OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE, ACTUATOR DEVICE, VIDEO PROJECTION APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS - A work hardening treatment which decreases the Young's modulus, and an age hardening treatment which recovers or increases the Young's modulus decreased by the work hardening treatment are performed to form a vibrating portion, thereby attaining a vibrating element (10-04-2012
20080297605APPARATUS FOR IMAGE PROCESSING - An apparatus for image processing includes an image sensor including a pixel array of a plurality of pixels, the pixel array having equal vertical and horizontal lengths; a buffer storing image signals scanned at the image sensor; and a controller reading out the image signals stored in the buffer according to a gradient of the image sensor with respect to a reference direction set to a predetermined value on an X-Y plane.12-04-2008
348195000 MECHANICAL OPTICAL SCANNING 3
20110058045Scanning Mirror Position Determination - A scanning projector includes a mirror that scans in two dimensions, at least one of which is sinusoidal. A position sensor provides a position signal that represents an angular displacement of the mirror. The position signal is amplified by an amplifier with time variant characteristics. A beam position determination component compensates for the time variant characteristics of the amplifier.03-10-2011
20130038741MULTI-SPECTRAL SCANNING SYSTEM - A method of capturing and processing a multi-spectral image of an object comprises placing the object on a flat-bed scanner (02-14-2013
20100039518PORTABLE INFORMATION PRODUCT WITH LASER PROJECTION - A portable information product with laser projection is disclosed. The portable information product can be a cellular phone, a portable computer, or a personal digital assistant, wherein the portable information product has a data processing device. The data processing device has a main circuit module for processing stored data and forming an image output signal according to the stored data. Additionally, a laser projection device is disposed in the data processing device and is electrically connected to the main circuit module. Specifically, the laser projection device has a laser LED module, an energy reduction module, and an image amplifying module. In which, the laser LED module generates a laser scanning projection according to the image output signal. After that, the laser scanning projection is transmitted to the energy reduction module for decreasing the energy level, and then the energy-reduced laser scanning projection is transmitted to the image amplifying module for enlarging the image size and projecting onto a display region. As a result, the data stored in the data processing device can be easily viewed by multiple users.02-18-2010
348032000 PSEUDO COLOR 3
20130083157Imaging Device - An imaging device is provided with an imaging element. The imaging element has a sensitive wavelength region including an infrared wavelength region, and selectively including a visible wavelength region, and is composed of at least three types of pixels having spectral sensitivities different from each other. The imaging device generates a luminance signal including an infrared wavelength component, a color-difference signal including a visible wavelength component, and a visible luminance signal as a luminance signal in the visible wavelength region, from original image data including at least three types of original image components obtained by an imaging operation by the imaging element; and generates a color image based on a low frequency component in the luminance signal and in the color-difference signal, and based on a low frequency component in the visible luminance signal.04-04-2013
20100091089INFRARED CAMERA FILTER WHEEL SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Various techniques are provided for identifying filters used with infrared cameras. A plurality of filters may be installed in a filter wheel of an infrared camera. Identifiers associated with the filters may be read by the infrared camera to identify the various types of filters currently installed in the filter wheel. The installed filters can be selected by the camera or a user for use in particular applications as desired. For example, filters may be selected based on associations between the filters, filter identifiers, and targets stored in a table or other record maintained by the infrared camera. Settings of the infrared camera may be adjusted in response to filter selections.04-15-2010
20110169911METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLORIZING A MONOCHROME INFRARED IMAGE - A method and apparatus involve electronically transforming a monochromatic infrared source image of a source scene into a natural daylight color image of the source scene as a function of reference information, the only information derived from the source scene and utilized in the transforming being the monochromatic infrared source image. According to a different aspect, an apparatus includes an infrared image detector that provides a monochromatic infrared source image of a source scene, and includes a transformation section that transforms the monochromatic infrared source image into a natural daylight color image of the source scene as a function of reference information, the only information derived from the source scene and utilized in the transforming being the monochromatic infrared source image.07-14-2011
348497000 FLUTTER OR JITTER CORRECTION (E.G., DYNAMIC REPRODUCTION) 3
20110187926APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING JITTER - A jitter correction method of a transmitting device, a jitter correction method of a receiving device, a transmitting device, and a receiving device are provided. The jitter correction method of the transmitting device includes: determining a time stamp of a video frame; determining a transfer time of an real-time transport protocol (RTP) packet that includes at least a part of the video frame as a payload; generating the RTP packet including the time stamp and the transfer time; and transmitting the RTP packet to a receiving device.08-04-2011
20110050997FLICKER SUPPRESSION - The invention relates to a method, device and computer-program product for suppression of undesired temporal variations, notably flicker, in a sequence of video frames. Histogram-based and similar approaches generally do not remove all flicker. Features that are resolved only in portions of the flicker cycle will manifest themselves as residual flicker. This effect is near-universal in bright regions of a scene. The inventive solution is a mapping that aims to resolve in the output only those features that are resolved in all frames of the flicker cycle. Use of time-maximal quantile values may preserve non-resolution of such image features that are unresolved due to intermittent bright saturation. Thus, in one embodiment, a reduction of resolution is attained by means of a pixel-value mapping based on selecting, over a time window, maximal and minimal quantile values, with maximal values being used for bright spatial regions and minimal values for dark spatial regions.03-03-2011
20120169929Method And Apparatus For Processing A Video Signal - Method, apparatus and computer program product for processing a video signal, the video signal comprising a plurality of frames, wherein the frames of the video signal are received at a jitter buffer, and the frames are output from the jitter buffer at a variable output rate to account for jitter in the received frames. Variations in the output rate are controlled in dependence upon the visual information content of the video signal, the visual information content of the video signal being the portion of the video signal that is to be displayed when the video signal is played out.07-05-2012
348021000 PLURAL TRANSMITTER SYSTEM CONSIDERATIONS (E.G., INTERFERENCE REDUCTION) 2
20080273080METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECISION FEEDBACK LOCATIONING USING DIGTITAL TELELVISION SIGNALS - A method using DTV signals for positioning is provided. The method comprises the step of calculating a transmission time of a data segment of a television signal from a transmitter to a mobile receiver.11-06-2008
20080291266APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZING A COMMON BROADCAST SIGNAL AMONG MULTIPLE TELEVISION UNITS - The invention provides an apparatus, system and method for allowing multiple television (TV) sets to communicate with each other in synchronizing their audiovisual signal output (when set to the same TV channel) to allow simultaneous viewing of common programming content.11-27-2008
348031000 BACK SCATTER REDUCTION 1
20100253762HOLOGRAPHIC MICROSCOPY OF HOLOGRAPHICALLY TRAPPED THREE-DIMENSIONAL NANOROD STRUCTURES - A method and system for performing three-dimensional holographic microscopy of an optically trapped one dimensional structure. The method and system use an inverted optical microscope, a laser source which generates a trapping laser beam wherein the laser beam is focused by an objective lens into a plurality of optical traps. The method and system also use a collimated laser at an imaging wavelength to illuminate the structure created by the optical traps. Imaging light scattered by the optically tapped structure forms normalized intensity holograms that are imaged by a video camera and analyzed by optical formalisms to determine light field to reconstruct 3-D images for analysis and evaluation.10-07-2010
348173000 CATHODE-RAY TUBE BURN-IN PREVENTION 1
20130201348CAPACITIVE TOUCH PANEL - A capacitive touch panel includes a substrate, a plurality of first axis electrodes, and a plurality of second axis electrodes. Each of the first axis electrodes includes at least one first sensing electrode, and the first sensing electrode has a first electrode pattern region and a second electrode pattern region. Each of the second axis electrodes includes at least one second sensing electrode, and the second sensing electrode has a third electrode pattern region and a fourth electrode pattern region. A pattern density of the first electrode pattern region is higher than a pattern density of the second electrode pattern region, and a pattern density of the third electrode pattern region is higher than a pattern density of the fourth electrode pattern region.08-08-2013
348844000 MISCELLANEOUS 1
20080297669System and method for Taking Control of a System During a Commercial Break - During output of a primary media stream from a cable, satellite, television, radio or internet source, a condition, signal or indication of a commercial break is detected causing a context switch to occur and enabling other services, programming or devices to intervene during the commercial break and causing an alternative output to be produced by a process or device. When the commercial break is over, the system may optionally rejoin with the primary media stream.12-04-2008
348380000 CATHODE-RAY TUBE DISPLAY BEAM CURRENT CONTROL 1
20090262237High Deflection Angle CRT Display - A display has a panel (10-22-2009
348024000 PLURAL STILL IMAGES OVER CONVENTIONAL CHANNEL 1
20100118115IMAGE DATA RECEIVING DEVICE, OPERATION DEVICE, OPERATION SYSTEM, DATA STRUCTURE OF IMAGE DATA SET, CONTROL METHOD, OPERATION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A television (05-13-2010

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