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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 11/29/2012 > 23 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120301099 - Data processing unit and data encoding device: Disclosed in a technique for performing data transmission between units efficiently in an imaging device, in which a camera unit and the other units (particularly a display unit) are separated and connected wirelessly, to improve convenience. According to this technique, video content data imaged by an imaging section is encoded,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120301100 - Method and apparatus for storing and streaming audiovisual content: A camcorder includes an input interface via which audiovisual information is received at a first rate measured in frames per second, n. A media processor coupled via a bus to the input interface receives the audiovisual information at the rate n, and transfers it to a capture buffer coupled via... Agent:
20120301101 - Method for operating a recording assembly: The invention relates to a method for operating a recording assembly (10) and such a recording assembly (10). The recording assembly (10) according to the invention has at least one active video recording system (12, 14, 16) and at least one security video recording system (18) wherein the at least... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20120301102 - Video camera: Embodiments provide a video camera configured to capture, compress, and store video image data in a memory of the video camera at a rate of at least about twenty three frames per second. The video image data can be mosaiced image data, and the compressed, mosaiced image data may remain... Agent: Red.com, Inc.
20120301104 - Method and system for media content playback and storage: A method and system for media content playback and storage utilizes a set-top box including a processor and a storage device. The set-top box is in a system receiving media content which includes a display for displaying the received media content. On receipt, the received media content is associated with... Agent: Eldon Technology Limited
20120301103 - Storing a location within metadata of visual media: A device to detect location data, store a first location of the device within metadata of visual media if the location data is available, and store a second location within the metadata of the visual media if the location data is unavailable.... Agent:
20120301106 - Generating content data for a video file: A method for generating content data for a video file (200) is provided. The video file (200) comprises a video sequence and the content data (201) for characterizing the video sequence. According to the method, at least one face containing image (204, 205, 207, 209, 212) is determined by scanning... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Ab
20120301107 - Recording and reproducing apparatus: When a recording and reproducing apparatus additionally records a title in a BD, a title number of the recorded title is additionally stored in a management information file and also, order of storage of all the title numbers in the management information file to which the title number has been... Agent: Funai Electric Co., Ltd.
20120301105 - Systems and methods for retrieving casual sets of events from unstructured signals: A method for providing improved performance in retrieving and classifying causal sets of events from an unstructured signal can comprise applying a temporal-causal analysis to the unstructured signal. The temporal-causal analysis can comprise representing the occurrence times of visual events from an unstructured signal as a set of point processes.... Agent: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
20120301108 - Video stream index generation at a video content transmitter: A method of generating and using indexing information for video content is presented. In the method, an index stream for a video stream is generated at a video content transmitter. The video stream includes video frames, and the index stream includes an index for each of at least some of... Agent:
20120301109 - Video-sound file update system and video-sound file update method: A video server selects video-sound data that requires an update of subtitle data from a video-sound file directly transmitted from a video storage apparatus, and transmits the selected video-sound data to a subtitle superimposition control apparatus. When a time code in a data block of the video-sound data matches with... Agent: Nec Corporation
20120301111 - Computer-implemented video captioning method and player: A computer-implemented video-player for adding and/or editing a time-sequenced caption to a video stream already stored on a web-site or uploaded by the user. A method and computer program product effectuating such manipulation of a caption in relation to the video stream. Editing of the caption can be effectuated only... Agent:
20120301110 - Image processing apparatus method and computer program product: An image processing apparatus, method and computer program storage device cooperate to receive character information and broadcast program information, and then insert the character information in a capture portion of the program information. The program information includes audio-visual data to be displayed, as well as caption attribute information.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120301112 - Synchronous data tracks in a media editing system: A media editing system provides an editor with full visibility and editing capability for synchronous data that is adjunct to audio and video. The data tracks include one or more streams of data packets, each stream being of a particular data type. Synchronous data tracks are displayed on the timeline,... Agent:
20120301114 - Application of speed effects to a video presentation: Some embodiments provide a method of specifying speed effects for playing a video clip. The method defines a set of speed effects for the video clip. It then displays in real-time a presentation of the video clip that accounts for the set of speed effects defined for the video clip.... Agent:
20120301113 - Picture editing apparatus and picture editing method: A picture editing apparatus is provided which is capable of adding a transition effect with less redundancy to a group of pictures to be sequentially displayed. The picture editing apparatus adds, to at least one of sequential pictures to be switched, a transition effect that is display processing to be... Agent:
20120301115 - Processing of scalable compressed video data formats for nonlinear video editing systems: Accessing only the lower bandwidth data in video data stored in a scalable format requires skipping around within a data file to locate the desired data for a specified progression dimension for each image. This causes seek and rotational latency to occur for each image, increasing access time per image... Agent:
20120301116 - Systems and methods for recording programs of lesser interest when convenient: Systems and methods for recording a program are provided. Alternate transmissions of a program with a “when convenient” recording priority may be recorded in whole or in portions whenever recording does not interfere with other uses of the user's equipment. When the recording device is out of space to record... Agent: Rovi Guides, Inc.
20120301117 - Method for recording broadcast contents and broadcast receiving apparatus thereof: A method for recording content is provided. The method includes selecting a content group for recording broadcast content, assigning a preset score to the selected content group based on a recording-related history of broadcast content belonging to the selected content group, assigning a priority to the selected content group based... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120301119 - Image capturing apparatus and control method thereof: An image capturing apparatus is able to record a moving image in a first image capturing mode or a second image capturing mode. In the first image capturing mode, the apparatus starts recording of a moving image signal in response to an instruction to start recording and stops recording of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120301118 - Optical disc player system and method of controlling a decoding unit in the optical disc player system to read encoded bitstream data from a buffer memory: A data processing apparatus for decoding a bitstream includes a channel decoder, a demultiplexer and a plurality of decoders. The channel decoder is used for generating an encoded bitstream data from a received channel data and storing the encoded bitstream data to a buffer, wherein the encoded bitstream contains a... Agent:
20120301120 - Methods and apparatus for providing video with embedded media: Methods and apparatus for providing video with embedded media are disclosed. An example method includes dividing an image comprising a number of pixels into a number of portions, each portion including less than all of the pixels of the image, and blending respective ones of the portions with different video... Agent:
20120301121 - Data processing system: The present invention easily realizes synchronization between processor cores in a multicore system. A data processing system receiving a group of data of different kinds from the outside and performing data processes by kinds includes: a plurality of data process control units corresponding to the kinds of the data group... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation11/22/2012 > 13 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120294582 - Video camera: A video camera can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue and red image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in this form. This... Agent: Red.com, Inc.
20120294583 - Display image generating method: An image processing apparatus including an input terminal that receives a plurality of image units that are temporally or spatially continuous; an image processing unit that performs image processing on the plurality of image units by iteratively performing the image processing on subsets of the plurality of image units; and... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Japan, Inc.
20120294584 - Reproducing device, method of reproducing stream file, and program: There is provided a reproducing device including a stream acquiring unit that acquires a stream file, a stream dividing unit that divides the stream file to be appropriate for a predetermined play list and a predetermined clip information file and generates a division stream file, and a stream reproducing unit... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120294585 - Recording medium, playback apparatus, recording apparatus, playback method, recording method, and program: A BD-ROM has recorded thereon: a plurality of subtitle streams each configured for playback in sync with a video stream; and PlayList information. The PlayList information includes PlayItem information and a display method flag. The PlayItem information defines a playback section with information indicating In_time and Out_time of a playback... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120294587 - Content distribution system, playback device, distribution server, playback method, and distribution method: To provide a content distribution system which inhibits execution of processing which is unnecessary for streams having specific structures. The content distribution system includes a distribution server and a playback apparatus. The distribution server transmits a program stream and a program state flag associated with the program stream that indicates... Agent:
20120294586 - Controlling time-sensitive content in a time-shifted environment: A device for recording a scheduled program comprises a means adapted for receiving data from a multi-program transport stream system that is configured to transmit multiple audio or video programs over a channel in multiple streams, the multi-program transport stream system further providing program identifiers to the streams in the... Agent:
20120294588 - Audio copy protection system: An apparatus for applying an anti-copy protection signal for use with switchable head recorders, such as Video Hi-Fi recorders, is described. A high frequency pulsed signal is added to an original signal. The pulses interfere with the compensator circuitry such that the switching of the record head cannot adequately be... Agent: Dcs Copy Protection Limited
20120294590 - Acquiring, editing, generating and outputting video data: Systems and methods are directed to acquiring, generating, manipulating and/or editing refocusable video data/frames. The refocusable video frames may be light field video frames that may be focused and/or refocused after acquisition or recording of such video frames. In one aspect, a method comprises: selecting a first key frame, wherein... Agent: Lytro, Inc.
20120294589 - Digital video editing system including multiple viewing windows of a same image: The system provides different ways for users to select an object and an action to be applied to the object in computer applications such as image processing or digital post-production. The user can select an object first and then an action, or vice versa. The user can also use gestural... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120294591 - Systems and methods for recording content: A method for recording multimedia content. The method includes providing instructions to record a plurality of segments of multimedia content, each of the plurality of segments having a recording start time and a recording end time associated therewith. The method further includes providing instructions regarding recording settings for one or... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.
20120294592 - Television viewer interface system: A television viewer interface system provides a viewer interface that allows the viewer to access different functions of a system. A highlight bar is responsive to the user's commands and is used to indicate the current menu item that can be selected by the user. Information is presented in a... Agent:
20120294593 - Electronic apparatus, control method of electronic apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium: An electronic apparatus includes a playback speed information acquiring module and a video signal output module. The playback speed information acquiring module is configured to acquire information relating to a playback speed of video. The video signal output module is configured to perform 3D depth estimation processing on the video... Agent:
20120294594 - Audio-video synchronization method and audio-video synchronization module for performing audio-video synchronization by referring to indication information indicative of motion magnitude of current video frame: An audio-video synchronization method is provided for synchronizing playback of a video bitstream and playback of an audio bitstream. The video bitstream includes a plurality of video frames. The audio-video synchronization method includes: deriving an indication information and a timing information corresponding to a video current frame from the video... Agent:11/15/2012 > 10 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120288252 - Information recording apparatus and controlling method thereof: The invention relates to an information recording apparatus capable of relay recording, during which a sequence of data is continuously recorded across a plurality of recording media, as well as to a controlling method thereof. If the relay recording mode is set, it is determined whether any medium having a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120288251 - Systems and methods for utilizing object detection to adaptively adjust controls: Various systems and methods are described. One embodiment is a method performed in a multimedia playback system for adaptively modifying a user interface. The method comprises receiving, by the multimedia playback system, multimedia content and displaying the multimedia content; and generating, by a user interface generator, one or more controls... Agent: Cyberlink Corp.
20120288254 - Control of video decoder for reverse playback operation: A video decoder includes a mode of operation for reverse playback that includes dividing a sequence of coded video data into groups of pictures (GOPs) and further subdividing the groups of pictures into a plurality of spans. Each span is processed in reverse coding order by decoding the first key... Agent: Apple Inc.
20120288253 - Playback device, playback method, and computer program: There is provided a playback device including a content playback unit configured to playback content, a playlist acquisition unit configured to acquire, while the playback unit is playing back the content on the basis of a playlist, at least one external playlist from outside, the external playlist having at least... Agent:
20120288255 - Method, system and apparatus for controlling multimedia playing through via bluetooth: A system and method for controlling subtitle switching through Bluetooth are provided. The method includes the following steps: a Bluetooth control device transmits a media control instruction which instructs a Bluetooth multimedia playing device to perform subtitle switching to the Bluetooth multimedia playing device after a Bluetooth connection is established... Agent: Zte Corporation
20120288256 - Image reproduction apparatus: An image reproduction apparatus sequences and reproduces multiple moving pictures while eliminating linking and editing operations. A list display unit lists on a screen thumbnails corresponding to each of multiple moving pictures recorded on recording media. A selection unit selects and orders, according to selection operations, multiple thumbnails displayed by... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20120288257 - Image processing device, information recording medium, image processing method, and program: Provided is a configuration to make it possible to obtain information required for a data process on stored data of an MP4 file from the management information of the MP4 file. It is configured to hierarchically arrange and record information to be applied to various data processes to be executed... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120288259 - Apparatus and method for recording content: Methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for switching streams in response to detecting a start trigger are presented. A program's start trigger indicating that the program is upcoming may be detected on a first stream, and in response to detecting the start trigger on the first stream, a second stream... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20120288258 - System and method for quality marking of a recording: Systems and methods for identifying a recorded video program are provided. The method may include recording a video and identifying the video as lacking desirable recording attributes. A future occurrence of a transmission of the video may be automatically selected in response to the identification of the video as lacking... Agent: Rovi Guides, Inc.
20120288260 - Tv program database: Before a programming guide is created, a unique code is assigned to each TV program that can be identified in the programming guide. Prior to the creation of the programming guide, a viewer selects the unique code corresponding to the TV show that the viewer would like to record whenever... Agent: Microsoft Corporation11/08/2012 > 13 patent applications in 7 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120281960 - Digital camera user interface for video trimming: A digital video camera comprising: user controls enabling a user to select between at least an up input, a down input, a left input, a right input, and a confirmation input; and a program memory storing instructions to implement a method for trimming a digital video sequence. The method includes:... Agent:
20120281961 - Eyewear for acquiring video imagery with one button technology: An article of eyewear includes an eyeglass frame having an integrally formed camera enclosure, an imaging sensor disposed within the camera enclosure, and a single button to control on, off, record on, and record off functions of the article of eyewear. The eyeglass frame may have a camouflage pattern. A... Agent: Hunter Specialties, Inc.
20120281962 - Audio and video streaming for media effects: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for streaming digital media content with transition effects. Audio data may be modulated and received by the streaming device for an audio fade-in effect. Similarly, video data may be modulated to perform various visual effects. Such a technique allows for... Agent:
20120281963 - Personal video recorder for inserting a stored advertisement into a displayed broadcast stream: A personal video recorder is provided for displaying a targeted advertisement on a display in conjunction with displaying of a broadcast stream on the display. A viewer profile of a viewer of the display is defined based on signals received by a controller indicating usage of a viewer control interface... Agent: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
20120281964 - Content with navigation support: The invention is for player/recording systems for AN content such as DVD+RW, HDD, Blu-ray RE that record content from broadcast. To navigate through the content the player provides menus allowing the user can select content to watch. Passive content is replaced with active agents so that each piece of content... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120281967 - Bookmarks and watchpoints for selection and presentation of media streams: Selection and presentation of media streams, in which presentation is not limited by order imposed by the digital content representative of those media streams, in response to bookmarks and watchpoints settable and usable by a user. Bookmarks reference a location within the media stream, not necessarily pre-selected and possibly dynamically... Agent: Kaleidescape, Inc.
20120281968 - Bookmarks and watchpoints for selection and presentation of media streams: Selection and presentation of media streams, in which presentation is not limited by order imposed by the digital content representative of those media streams, in response to bookmarks and watchpoints settable and usable by a user. Bookmarks reference a location within the media stream, not necessarily pre-selected and possibly dynamically... Agent: Kaleidescape, Inc.
20120281965 - L-cut stream startup: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for starting playback of an audio portion of digital media content before a video portion of the digital media content is received. An advantage of the disclosed technique is that the perceived delay from the time when a user selects... Agent:
20120281966 - Method for skipping multimedia file and multimedia apparatus thereof: A multimedia file skipping method. The skipping method adds obtained increased amount of time to a current decoding time stamp to determine a target time stamp, determines a PCR (Program Clock Reference) corresponding to the target time stamp as a PCR prediction value; determines a position offset corresponding to the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120281970 - Medical video production and distribution system: A consolidated system for performing, recording, and distributing the performance and/or recordation of medical procedures, including a plurality of computer-controlled medical systems each having one or more input devices; and an aggregation system for aggregating information pertaining to a medical procedure and/or pertaining to the use of one or more... Agent:
20120281969 - Video summarization using audio and visual cues: A method for producing an audio-visual slideshow for a video sequence having an audio soundtrack and a corresponding video track including a time sequence of image frames, comprising: segmenting the audio soundtrack into a plurality of audio segments; subdividing the audio segments into a sequence of audio frames; determining a... Agent:
20120281971 - Video pictures pattern detection: Some embodiments compute (i) a frame difference value for each consecutive frames, (ii) a correlation score for the first and second fields of each frame, and (iii) a correlation score for the second field of each frame and the first field of a succeeding frame. Frame difference values are compared... Agent:
20120281972 - Video-recording reservation management apparatus, method, program, and system: A first video-recording reservation management apparatus which communicates with a second apparatus and can receive the same channels. The first apparatus includes a video-recording reservation processing unit which registers video-recording reservation information of the first apparatus in a storage unit and notifies the second apparatus of such registration via a... Agent: Fujitsu Limited11/01/2012 > 17 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20120275755 - Entertainment device and method: An entertainment device for generating augmented reality environments comprises an input for a captured video signal, an image analyser to detect a predetermined marker object location within the captured video signal, a graphics generator to generate a graphics object for integration with the video signal at a selected position to... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited
20120275756 - Electronic handheld audio/video receiver and listening/viewing device: A handheld device in connection with an audio/video system receives and processes video and/or audio signals and displays images to a user or produces sound audible to user. The handheld device may provide for capturing and storing images or continuous video. The handheld also may provide for enhanced viewing of... Agent: Immersion Entertainment LLC
20120275757 - Generating a pre-recorded response: GENERATING A PRE-RECORDED RESPONSE ABSTRACT Generating  a pre-recorded response is described. Input  that defines a title  of selectable input is received . Pre-recorded media content  is received . The pre-recorded media content  is associated with the title , wherein when the title  of selectable... Agent:
20120275758 - Receiving terminal, and content exporting method: A receiving terminal comprises a data acquiring unit which acquires from the content server information that is required for the export of the content and that includes information about a capability required for the receiving terminal and information about a capability required for the removable medium, a propriety judgment unit... Agent:
20120275759 - Selector and amplifier device therefor: An amplifier device includes a plurality of input terminals for receiving input signals (e.g. audio signals), a main switch, which switches over the input terminals so as to select one input terminal, an analyzer, which analyzes the input signals at respective timings so as to determine whether or not each... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20120275760 - Video processing apparatus and controlling method for same: A video processing apparatus that can be connected to a video playback apparatus includes an input unit configured to input video data from the video playback apparatus, an interpolation unit configured to generate interpolated frame image data of input video data, and an output unit configured to output the interpolated... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20120275761 - Utilizing subtitles in multiple languages to facilitate second-language learning: Processing video for utilization in second language learning is described herein. A video file includes spoken words in a source language, subtitles in the source language, and subtitles in a native language of an end user (a target language). The subtitles in the source language are synchronized with the spoken... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20120275764 - Creation of video bookmarks via scripted interactivity in advanced digital television: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method for creating and/or altering a video bookmark is described. The method comprises an operation of processing a request from a downloaded scripted object to create a video bookmark. The video bookmark may be information that is used for performing an action... Agent:
20120275763 - Information processing apparatus, information recording medium, and information processing method: An information processing apparatus includes a reproduction processing unit executing a process of reproducing a content item from a recording medium. The reproduction processing unit reads scenario data, which is reproduction sequence definition information of the content item stored in the recording medium, and a program, which executes reproduction control... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120275762 - Personalized recordings including bookmarks: Personalized recordings may be provided. A first request to record an asset may be received. The first request may be associated with a first user and may include at least one first option. Next, a second request to record the asset may be received. The second request may be associated... Agent: Cox Communications, Inc.
20120275765 - Recording medium, playback device, system lsi, playback method, glasses, and display device for 3d images: A recording medium in which a left-view video stream and a right-view video stream are recorded in an interleaved transport stream file. The interleaved transport stream file is identified by a combination of (i) an equivalent identification number being equivalent with the file reference information and (ii) a file extension... Agent:
20120275766 - Methods and apparatus for sending content between client devices: Sending content between client devices connected to a computer network is described. According to one described aspect, a server maintains a database correlating unique identifiers for client devices to their network address information. A first client device may query the server for network address information of a second client device... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.
20120275767 - Content control device and content control method: A content control device (1) for performing playback control and protection of a pay content includes a license management unit (69) that executes an accounting process for a user after a mobile terminal (10) completes reception of the pay content, an accounting completion determination unit (70) that determines whether accounting... Agent: Ntt Docomo, Inc.
20120275769 - System, method and medium editing moving pictures using biometric signals: A system, method and medium editing a moving picture using biometric signals is provided. The system includes a biometric signal generation module to measure signals that reflect an emotional state of a user while capturing a moving picture, and to generate a first and a second biometric signal based on... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120275768 - Video editing device, video editing method, program, and medium in which the program is recorded: A video editing device includes a storage unit, a detection unit and an composite unit. The storage unit stores a detection target, a similarity determination condition for determining a similarity of an original video content to the detection target, and a message in association with one another. The detection unit... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120275770 - Systems and methods of editing media data: Systems and methods of editing media data are described. One such method includes displaying a representation of a first and second media data instances. Each media data instance is displayed along a corresponding one of a plurality of lines at a corresponding one of a plurality of positions. The corresponding... Agent: Cyberlink Corp.
20120275771 - Data processing device, image encoding/decoding device and data processing system: An image encoding/decoding device includes a first circuit and a second circuit for providing initial setting to image processing modules. The image encoding/decoding device does not receive information, which is initially set to the image processing modules, directly from an external CPU, and control information for the initial setting is... Agent: Renesas Electronics CorporationPrevious industry: Optical waveguides
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