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Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Display Apparatus, Method for Controlling the Display Apparatus, Glasses and Method for Controlling the...

June 18, 2014



Researchers Submit Patent Application, "Display Apparatus, Method for Controlling the Display Apparatus, Glasses and Method for Controlling the Glasses", for Approval

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Electronics Newsweekly -- From Washington, D.C., VerticalNews journalists report that a patent application by the inventors JANG, Young-ick (Seoul, KR); KIM, Yeun-bae (Seongnam-si, KR); KIM, Chang-yong (Yongin-si, KR); PARK, Seung-kwon (Yongin-si, KR); HAN, Jea-hee (Yongin-si, KR), filed on November 20, 2013, was made available online on June 5, 2014.

The patent's assignee is Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Apparatuses and methods consistent with what is disclosed herein relate to a display apparatus, a method for controlling the display apparatus, glasses and a method for controlling the glasses, and more specifically, to a display apparatus which provides different contents to a plurality of users, a controlling method thereof, glasses and a controlling method thereof.

"Empowered with electronic technology development, various types of electronic produces are invented and distributed. Specifically, various display apparatuses such as televisions (TVs), cellular phones, personal computers (PCs), laptop computers, and personal digital assistants (PDAs) are used in many households.

"As use of display apparatuses increases, the scope of functions also increases. Thus, products having new functions which were not served before, such as providing 3D contents, are launched.

"Further, efforts are recently made to develop a display apparatus in which a plurality of contents are simultaneously provided and a plurality of users can watch different contents simultaneously.

"Meanwhile, display apparatuses can connect to the Internet and communicate with other display apparatuses. Thus, it would be advantageous to have a method with which it is possible that users of the display apparatuses can properly conduct screen telephony with users of the other display apparatuses, while the users are watching different contents, respectively."

As a supplement to the background information on this patent application, VerticalNews correspondents also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "Exemplary embodiments overcome the above disadvantages and other disadvantages not described above. Also, the present inventive concept is not required to overcome the disadvantages described above, and an exemplary embodiment may not overcome any of the disadvantages described above.

"According to one or more embodiments there is provided a display apparatus which properly performs screen telephony with another display apparatus when users view respectively desired contents through display apparatuses providing a multi view mode, a controlling method thereof, glasses and a controlling method thereof.

"According to an aspect of an exemplary embodiment, there is provided a display apparatus for providing a multi view mode along with glasses, the display apparatus including a communicator which communicates with the glasses, a display which displays a plurality of contents respectively, a screen telephony performer which performs screen telephony with another display apparatus, and a controller which controls the communicator to transmit a user's voice received from the another display apparatus to the glasses, when the screen telephony with another display apparatus is performed, and which controls the display to display screen telephony images received from the another display apparatus and one content from among the plurality of contents in the multi view mode.

"The communicator may communicate with the glasses, and transmit synchronizing signals corresponding to the one content from among the plurality of contents.

"The communicator may receive a user's voice collected at the glasses, and the screen telephony performer may include a camera which photographs a user and generates screen telephony images, and an interface which transmits the photographed screen telephony images and the user's voice received from the glasses to the another display apparatus, and receives screen the telephony images generated at the another display apparatus and a user's voice collected at the another display apparatus from the another display apparatus.

"In response to receiving a request for connecting screen telephony from the another display apparatus, the controller may control so that a user interface (UI) screen asking whether to connect screen telephony is overlapped and displayed on each of the plurality of contents.

"In response to receiving a command to connect screen telephony from the glasses, the controller may control so that the screen telephony images received from the another display apparatus are displayed at a display timing of contents synchronized with the glasses so as to alternately display one content from among the plurality of contents and the screen telephony images received from the another display apparatus.

"In response to receiving a command to connect screen telephony from the glasses, the controller may control so that the telephony images received from the another display apparatus are overlapped and displayed at a display timing of one content and at a display timing of the other contents, from among the plurality of contents.

"The communicator may include a Bluetooth communication module.

"According to an aspect of another exemplary embodiment, there is provided glasses including a communicator which communicates with a display apparatus, an input which receives a user manipulation to perform screen telephony with another display apparatus, a controller which controls the communicator to transmit a command to connect screen telephony to the display apparatus and to receive from the display apparatus a user's voice collected at the another display apparatus, when the user manipulation is input, and a voice output which outputs the received user's voice.

"The communicator may communicate with the display apparatus and receive synchronizing signals that correspond to one content from among a plurality of contents.

"The display apparatus may display screen telephony images received from the another display apparatus at a display timing of the contents synchronized with the glasses, when receiving the command to connect screen telephony from the glasses.

"The glasses may additionally include a first shutter glasses, and a second shutter glasses, and the controller may control so that the first shutter glasses and second shutter glasses are open at a display timing of screen telephony images received from the another display apparatus based on the synchronizing signals.

"The glasses may additionally include a voice collector which collects a user's voice, and the controller may control the communicator to transmit the user's voice collected at the voice collector to the display apparatus.

"The communicator may include a Bluetooth communication module.

"According to an aspect of another exemplary embodiment, there is provided a controlling method of a display apparatus for providing a multi view mode along with glasses, the controlling method including displaying a plurality of contents respectively, and transmitting a user's voice received from another display apparatus to the glasses, when the screen telephony with another display apparatus is performed, and displaying to display screen telephony images received from the another display apparatus and one content from among the plurality of contents in a multi view mode.

"The controlling method may additionally include performing communication with the glasses and transmitting synchronizing signals that correspond to the one content from among the plurality of contents.

"The controlling method may additionally include receiving a user's voice collected at the glasses, transmitting screen telephony images generated by photographing a user at the glasses and a user's voice received from the glasses to the another display apparatus, and receiving from the another display apparatus the screen telephony images generated at the another display apparatus and the user's voice collected at the another display apparatus.

"The controlling method may additionally include overlapping and displaying on each of the plurality of contents a user interface (UI) screen asking whether to connect screen telephony image, in response to receiving a request for connecting screen telephony from the another display apparatus.

"The displaying may include displaying the screen telephony images received from the another display apparatus at a display timing of contents synchronized with the glasses so as to alternately display the one contents of the plurality of content and the screen telephony images received from the another display apparatus, in response to receiving a command to connect screen telephony from the glasses.

"The displaying may include overlapping and displaying the screen telephony images received from the another display apparatus at a display timing of the one content and at a display timing of the other contents from among the plurality of contents, in response to receiving a command to connect screen telephony from the glasses.

"The transmitting may include transmitting the synchronizing signals to the glasses by using a Bluetooth communication method.

"According to an aspect of another exemplary embodiment, there is provided a controlling method of glasses, the controlling method including receiving a user manipulation to perform screen telephony with another display apparatus, transmitting a command to connect screen telephony to a display apparatus and receiving a user's voice collected at the another display apparatus from the display apparatus, in response to receiving the user manipulation, and outputting the received user's voice.

"The controlling method may additionally include receiving synchronizing signals corresponding to one content from among the plurality of contents.

"The display apparatus may display the screen telephony images received from the another display apparatus at a display timing of the contents synchronized with the glasses, in response to receiving a command to connect screen telephony from the glasses.

"The controlling method may additionally include opening the first shutter glasses and the second shutter glasses at display timing of the screen telephony images received from the another display apparatus, based on the synchronizing signals.

"The controlling method may additionally include transmitting the collected user's voice to the display apparatus.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"The above and/or other aspects will be more apparent by describing certain exemplary embodiments with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which:

"FIGS. 1 to 3 are diagrams of a content providing system according to an exemplary embodiment;

"FIG. 4 is a bock diagram of a display apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment;

"FIG. 5 is a detailed block diagram of a display apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment;

"FIG. 6 is a block diagram provided to explain a specific constitution of a signal processor according to an exemplary embodiment;

"FIG. 7 is a block diagram of glasses according to an exemplary embodiment;

"FIG. 8 is a block diagram provided to explain a detailed constitution of glasses according to an exemplary embodiment;

"FIGS. 9 and 10 are diagrams provided to explain a user interface (UI) displayed on a screen of a display apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment;

"FIGS. 11 and 12 are diagrams provided to explain an operation of performing screen telephony according to an exemplary embodiment;

"FIG. 13 is a flowchart provided to explain a controlling method of a display apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment; and

"FIG. 14 is a flowchart provided to explain a controlling method of glasses according to an exemplary embodiment."

For additional information on this patent application, see: JANG, Young-ick; KIM, Yeun-bae; KIM, Chang-yong; PARK, Seung-kwon; HAN, Jea-hee. Display Apparatus, Method for Controlling the Display Apparatus, Glasses and Method for Controlling the Glasses. Filed November 20, 2013 and posted June 5, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=4029&p=81&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140529.PD.&OS=PD/20140529&RS=PD/20140529

Keywords for this news article include: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

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