Patent number 8543612 is assigned to
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates to a mobile terminal capable of executing multimedia contents by using a plurality of mounted multimedia resources such as chips (hardware modules) and software programs (software modules), wherein the mobile terminal select a suitable module to execute the multimedia content.
"In an image processing apparatus, there may occur a plurality of accesses to a resource such as image processor. In this case, the accesses need to be reconciled to execute the accesses smoothly.
"For example, JP-A-2006-94516 discloses that an image processing apparatus has a function for avoiding collision of a plurality of accesses to resources such as an image processor. The image processing apparatus is provided with a copy mode, a scan mode, a printer mode, and a net ready image processing mode for executing an image processing with regard to a single media, for example still image, by the respective modes. For example, referring to paragraph  and FIG. 14, it is described on how the image processing is handled, when an interruption based on a net ready image processing is occurred while the image processing is running in copy mode. When the image processing regarding the copy operation mode and the image processing regarding the net ready image processing mode are contended, the image processing regarding the copy mode is executed by a hardware resource, for example image processing portion 12, and the image processing regarding the net ready image processing mode is executed by an software resource, for example operating portion 31. Therefore, when the accesses to the resource are contended, the image processing apparatus executes the respective image processings in parallel.
"On the other hand, recent mobile terminal such as a cellular phone has a plurality of functions, for example still image processing, moving image processing, terrestrial broadcast processing, and the like, therefore, it needs to be considered on which one of the hardware resource and the software resource should be used when the collision occurs."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "According to an aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile terminal including: a content file storage configured to store a plurality of contents and file types corresponding to the contents respectively; a plurality of processing module configured to execute processing according to coding methods respectively; a resource table configured to store first information identifying the multimedia resource and second information about what kind of file type can be executed by the multimedia resources and priority; and a control unit configured to detect the file type of a content file to be executed, and determine the processing module corresponding to the first information by comparing the second information stored in the resource table and the detected file type.
"According to another aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile terminal including: a storage configured to store a data file including a content data and attribute information indicating a coding type of the content data; a plurality of decoding modules configured to execute a decoding of the content data, each having different function from each other; a table configured to store the plurality of information indicating decoding units and an attribute information regarding the plurality of decoding modules; and a selecting unit configured to select first decoding module from the plurality of decoding modules which decodes the content in reference to the table when a request for decoding the content is received, and select second decoding module from the plurality of decoding modules when the first decoding module is not available for decoding the content.
"According to stile another aspect of the invention, there is provided a mobile terminal including: a storage configured to store a multimedia data containing either one of a still image data and a moving image data and attribute information indicating coding type of the multimedia data; a plurality of decoding modules configured to execute a decoding of the multimedia data each having different function; a table configured to store the plurality of decoding modules and the attribute information capable of decoding which are corresponding with each other; and a selecting unit configured to select first decoding module which decodes the multimedia data in reference to the table when a request for decoding the multimedia data is received, and select second decoding module when the selected decoding module is processing to decode the multimedia data contained in another filed data."
URL and more information on this patent, see: Matsubara, Takashi.
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