Visualization programming entertainment based on distance perception

 

The invention relates to the field of entertainment, particularly for customized visualization of entertainment programs. The technical result is to develop a method and device visualization of entertainment, providing a more user-friendly and effective approach to custom visualization programming entertainment. The technical result is achieved by the fact that the entertainment system several sets of operating parameters for several values of the parameters given the distance perception of entertainment. Then entertainment system visualizes entertainment on distance perception using parameter values established for the operating parameters. 4 and 19 C.p. f-crystals. 9 Il.

The technical field to which the invention relates

The present invention relates to the field of entertainment systems. More specifically, the present invention relates to customized visualization of entertainment programs.

The level of technology

In the technique known numerous custom rendering of entertainment programs. For example, the volume of sound, as well as the intensity of halogen with exceptiona who (a) of this entertainment. However, as the convergence of electronics and computer industry for users to become available increasing diversity, and the number of entertainment programs. For example, using one of these "convergent" systems, the user can easily access the programming broadcast from the usual entertainment programs over the air, cable, satellite, video on demand, pay per view and other "network-based" entertainment programs. The expression "entertainment" as it is used here in the description and claims includes all of these types of "entertainment", etc., Together with an increase in the diversity and number of programmable entertainment begins to grow and the number of options or operating parameters for the execution of orders, for example, the cell size on the screen, the font size and so on, the user is one of these "convergent" systems has many possibilities elections or decisions. And although the end result can enrich the user experience in the execution of orders, the order fulfillment process is a complex and cumbersome process for most users. Thus, desirable are more friendly to the foster

The objects of the invention are a method and device visualization of entertainment based on distance perception, entertainment system, establishing several operating parameters for several values of the parameters given the distance perception for entertainment. This entertainment system then renders an entertainment programme for distance perception using parameter values established for the operating parameters.

In one embodiment, the entertainment system is installed so that the distance perception was provided by the user. In an alternative embodiment, the entertainment system is installed so that the distance perception was determined dynamically.

Brief description of drawings

The present invention is illustrated by way of example, and not limitation in the figures of the accompanying drawings, in which identical reference positions indicate similar elements.

Fig.1 is a block diagram illustrating one implementation entertainment system embodied in accordance with the principles of the present invention.

Fig.2 illustrates an example of a table of distance perception OS is illustrious several exemplary end-user interface, suitable for use to facilitate the user input of the desired distance perception.

Fig.4A-4b are two block diagrams of the algorithm, illustrating two steps of the method according to the present invention.

Fig.5 is a block diagram illustrating system components is given as an example entertainment system, which can be implemented in the present invention.

Fig.6 is a block diagram illustrating the architecture of the system controller according to the implementation of the present invention.

Detailed description

In the following detailed description, numerous specific details are set forth to provide a thorough understanding of the present invention. However, experts will understand that the present invention can be implemented without these specific details. In other instances, well known methods, procedures, components and circuits are not described in detail to emphasize the essence of the present invention.

The description will be presented using terminology commonly used to specialists when transferring the essence of their work to other specialists. The language of this description will be presented in terms of operations, vypolnyaem. As is known to experts in the art, these quantities take the form of electrical, magnetic, or optical signals capable stored, transferred, combined, and otherwise manipulated through mechanical and electrical components of the computer system; and the phrase "computer system" includes a universal and specialized machines and data processing systems, etc. that are stand-alone, additional, or built-in.

In addition, various operations will be described as discrete steps in turn, in order to help in understanding the essence of the present invention. However, the order of description should not be interpreted as implying that these operations are necessarily order dependent in particular on the order in which presents these steps.

In Fig.1 shows a block diagram illustrating a General view of the present invention in accordance with one implementation. As shown, the entertainment system 100 accepts an entertainment program 102. In response, the entertainment system 100 renders entertainment 102 for perception by the user 103 in accordance with the current scale is Eski are set based on the distance (d) perception. As described previously, an entertainment program 102 includes a wide range of public broadcast and on-demand, as well as privately-rendering programs, including, but not limited to, television and "network-based" programs.

For the illustrated implementation entertainment system 100 includes an imaging subsystem 106 and establishing operating parameters subsystem 108, operatively connected to each other, as shown. Establishing operating parameters subsystem 108, as shown, includes a memory 110A current values of operating parameters, the memory 112 of the user preferences, the memory 110b parameters based on distance perception, the user interface 114 and machine 116 logical conclusion, operatively connected to each other and with the imaging subsystem 106, as shown.

As described earlier, the imaging subsystem 106 is used for visualization accepted entertainment 102 in accordance with the current values of operating parameters 107, which for the chosen parameters are automatically set according to the distance (d) 104 perception. The memory 110A current values of the operating parameters used by the om distance (d) 104 perception, while the memory 110b operating parameters based on the distance perception is used to store the set of parameter values for several of the operating parameters for different distances (d) 104 perception for entertainment. The memory 112 of the user preferences is used to store various user preferences, including at least one preference for the distance (d) 104 perception, which, as previously described, can be set statically or dynamically. In one implementation, the memory 112 user preferences simply stores one preference for the distance (d) 104 perception. In an alternative implementation, the memory 112 stores user preferences many preferences for distance (d) 104 perception for different types of entertainment and user identity.

The user interface 114 is used to facilitate user inputs for different user preferences, including one or more preferences of the distance (d) 104 perception, described earlier, while the machine 116 inference is used to automatically determine the appropriate distance (d) 104 perception DL the Oia, as described previously, the user may provide a preference for the distance (d) 104 perception for the entire entertainment program, for example, 10 feet (3.04 from m). For this run, and described in more detail below in response to the provision of preferences (d) 104 perceptual user interface 114 forces you to choose the appropriate current values applied operating parameters from the memory 110b and save them in the memory 110A. In other embodiments, the execution, the user can provide a number of preferences for the distance (d) 104 perception for different types of entertainment and user identity, for example, for the user And movies-action / sports - 10 feet (3.04 from m), news - 15 feet (4,56 m), for a user In the movies-action / sport - 15 feet (4,56 m), soap Opera - 10 feet (3.04 from m) and so on For these executions machine 116 inference is used to dynamically determine the appropriate choice for the distance (d) 104 perception. As will also be described in detail below, in response to dynamically output the appropriate choice for the distance (d) 104 perception machine 116 logical conclusion makes to select the appropriate current values to be applied in order to represent a wide range of multimedia programs including - but not in the manner restrictions on public broadcasting television and radio programs adopted by several media transmission, such as AM/FM, VHF/UHF, cable, satellite, etc. and privately perform audio and video programs, "extracted" from multiple delivery media, such as magnetic tapes, floppy disks, compact discs (CD) (CD), digital versatile disk (DVD) (DVD), etc.

As for the imaging subsystem 106, except for the fact that it renders entertainment 102 in accordance with the current values of operating parameters for the selected parameters are set automatically depending on the distance (d) 104 perception, imaging subsystem 106 is intended to represent a wide range of components and circuits, usually available in the receivers/amplifiers, televisions, video players, media players, CD/DVD and so on, These components and circuits are well known and will not be described further. However, the way in which used imaging system 104 in the context of the present invention will be described in more detail below with reference to Fig.4A-4b.

The memory 110a-110b operating parameters, and memory 112 user preference the limitations drives and non-volatile memory. Their structure is well known and will not be described. Similarly, the user interface 114 is also designed to provide a wide range of user interfaces known in the art to facilitate user inputs. Several exemplary features of user interfaces suitable for use to facilitate providing the desired distance (d) 104 perception, shown in Fig.3A-3C, more fully described below. Machine 116 logical conclusion is intended to represent a wide range of machines artificial intelligence, known in the art. In one embodiment, the she makes the conclusion about the identity of the user based on the characteristics of the current entertainment and previously collected data perception of entertainment programs. As will be described in more detail below, in one embodiment, the derived identification of the user together with the current form of entertainment programs are then used to determine an appropriate selection of the distance (d) 104 perception. An example of such a machine logical conclusion is given in patent application U.S. No. 08/866707, filed may 30, 1997 and entitled "Spa is in the entertainment system. The way you use the machine 116 logical conclusion in the context of the present invention will also be described in more detail below with reference to Fig.4A-4b.

Fig.2 to illustrate as an example the table of distance perception based on the values of parameters suitable for use in implementing the present invention. As shown, the table 200 includes a number of columns 202 of parameter values, one for each distance (d) 104 perception. Each column 202 of parameter values includes multiple values 204 parameters, one for each scalable desktop option. Examples of scalable operating parameters, as shown, include font sizes, icon sizes, sizes, buttons, etc. as previously described, given by way of example, the table 200 is stored in the memory 110b parameter values based on distance perception. In other executions may be used instead of other organization of data structures.

Fig.3A-3C illustrate three are given as examples of the implementation features of the end-user interface, suitable for use to facilitate the user preferences in the distance, seeing the t approach list elections including a list of 304 with many occurrences 306 list. Fig.3C represents the approach of moving the pointer, including slider 306 and buttons a-308b to the sliding direction.

In one implementation of the selected approach to the solution or its equivalent is provided to facilitate the user to provide preferences in distance perception for entertainment. In other executions of the selected approach and its equivalent is provided repeatedly, in order to facilitate the user to provide preferences in distance perception for each combination of user and type of entertainment.

Fig.4A illustrates one implementation of the steps of the method according to the present invention. As shown and previously described, at step 402 in response to receiving from the user preferences in distance perception user interface 114 makes the output suitable column 202 parameter values from the memory 110b parameter values based on distance perception and store them in the memory 110A current values of operating parameters. Following this, at step 404 imaging subsystem 106 renders adopted an entertainment program 102 in accordance with the current values in the work of paracrine in distance perception. Professionals understand that described a new approach to significantly reduce the complexity and simplify the task of adaptation to the user, which, in turn, will improve the user experience.

Fig.4b illustrates another implementation of the steps of the method according to the present invention. As shown, at step 412 imaging subsystem 106 first searches for the last installation for scalable operating parameters, and then in step 414 renders adopted an entertainment program 102 in accordance with those found by plants. For the selected parameters that are automatically set depending on the distance (d) perception, the last settings are settings that are automatically established with the latest preferences specified for the distance (d) perception. While the entertainment system 100 operates using imaging subsystem 106 as described above, in step 416 machine 116 inference periodically checks to determine whether the current setting distance (d) 104 perception for the combination of the current entertainment program and the user. Machine 116 inference performs this determination by crowneds (d). For the illustrated version of the complete machine 116 inference infers the appropriate setting for (d) by o first identify the current user, and then retrieves the preferred installation for (d) from the memory 112 of user preferences based on the obtained user identification and the current form of entertainment. Identification of the current user is displayed on the basis of characteristics of the current entertainment program and previously collected data about the habits of perception, as described in the aforementioned patent application in the USA.

If the current setting for the distance (d) perception is defined as corresponding to the current combination of entertainment and user machine 116 logical conclusion does not perform any further action. On the other hand, if the current setting for the distance (d) 104 perception is defined as inappropriate for the current combination of entertainment and user machine 116 inference proceeds to step 418 and accordingly adjusts the current installation distance (d) perception, causing output the appropriate value of the corresponding parameter from the memory 110b removing their current values, step 412, including those that are automatically reset in response to the action of the machine 116 logical conclusion. As a result, when this new approach, the user experience is improved further by further eliminating the need for the user to choose from the evening of the distance (d) perception. In this approach, the choice for the user is done automatically. However, the user is free to replace it if the user is satisfied with the selection.

Fig.5 is a block diagram illustrating cited as an example of an entertainment system suitable for use in implementing the present invention. Entertainment system 500 includes a television/display device 502, a video recording/reproducing device 506, the recording/playback device 514 digital video disc (CVP, also called digital versatile disc, DVD), audio/video tuner and amplifier 510, audiocassette/recording device 522 and the player 512 compact discs (CD), all connected with a common bus 508 input/output. Each of these elements perform their conventional functions known in the art. Their structure is well known and accordingly will not be further opisyvatsya and that numerous alternative means of routing input and output signals can be used. For example, audio input and output signals can be routed to the appropriate number of independent audio "plug" cable, the video signals can be routed independent coaxial cables, and control signals can be routed via two-wire serial line or via infrared signals or radio frequency communication signals. In further examples, audio, video and/or control signals can also be routed on one or more tires in accordance with the Specification universal serial bus. Revision 1.0 (January 15, 1996), or IEEE 1394 (Institute of electrical engineers and electronics) high performance serial bus, IEEE std. 1394-1995 standard, draft 8.0v3, adopted on December 12, 1995.

In Fig.5 shows as an example an entertainment system 500 further includes a loudspeaker system 516, microphone 518, video camera 520 and wireless device 532 control input/output. In one implementation, the wireless device 532 control I/o is a remote control unit entertainment system, which communicates with components of the entertainment setevogo can be wireless keyboard and positioning the cursor device, which communicates with components of the entertainment system 500 via infrared signals or radio signals. In yet another implementation, the wireless device 532 control I/o can be infrared or radio frequency remote control device similar in external appearance the usual remote control entertainment system with the added characteristic trackball or other navigation mechanism that allows the user to position the cursor on the display of the entertainment system 500. Similarly, these elements perform their conventional functions known in the art. Their composition is well known and further will not be covered.

The system 500 is a system controller 504, the built-in methods of the present invention and configured to control a variety of characteristics associated with system components to perform distance perception based on the ordered visualization according to the present invention. As shown, the system controller 504 is connected with each of the system components through a bus 508 input/output. In one implementation, in addition to the bus 508 I/o, or instead of, the system controller 504 to conduct communication with system components using infrared signals or radio frequency signals 508'. Regardless of the management environment system controller 504 is configured to control each of the components of the entertainment system 500, although it is clear that each of these components can be controlled individually wireless device 532 I/o.

As shown, shown as an example of an entertainment system 500 may be configured to receive entertainment through a wide range of transmission media. In one implementation, the system 500 receives the input signal and entertainment programs on any of the following transmission media or in all of these environments: cablecasting 524, satellite broadcasting 526 (e.g., using a satellite dish), the wireless communication at a very high frequency (VHF) (VHF) or ultra high frequency (UHF) (UHF) broadcast networks 534 (e.g., via the array antenna) and/or interface 528 telephone/computer network. Then the specialists will be clear that the cable broadcast input 524, satellite broadcast input 526 and entrance 534 on VHF/UHF may include analog and/or digital programs. In addition to this entertainment can be configured to receive entertainment software from CD-ROM, CVP or other digital or an is svedese CVP device 514). Internet, network, entertainment or other network can also provide entertainment through, for example, the interface 528.

In addition to the input signals entertainment entertainment system 500 may also be configured to provide multiple control output signals 530 General purpose. In one implementation, for example, because the system controller 504 configures the system 500 for displaying a movie, it can also reduce the illumination of the lamps in the room to a predetermined level to further improve the environment perception. The management scheme, which enables computing device to manage, for example, lighting, thermostatic equipment and other household applications (using, for example, electric wiring in the house), well-known in the art and thus will not be described further.

Except embodied the essence of the present invention, the system controller 504 is intended to represent a broad category known in the art computing devices. An example of such a computing device is a desktop computer system equipped with a high performance microprocessor(s) so(s) as the PentiumŪ, the% is Another example of such a computing device is a web-based application device, such as Internet terminal WebTVsupplied by Sony Electronics Inc., from Park ridge, new Jersey, USA, or company Philips Consumer Electronics Company of Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. It is clear that the size and design of the system controller 504 may change, allowing better visually to log into the system 500. Regardless of specific performance of the system controller 504 may also be referred to as a convergent system, built to integrate the world of entertainment systems and computer platform to achieve successful results registered commercial visualization discussed earlier.

Although the present invention can be implemented in the context presents an exemplary implementation, the experts will understand that the present invention can be implemented in a variety of alternative executions. For example, the system 500 can add devices from the system 500 can be removed device (for example, a video camera 520, microphone 518, the recording/playback device 514 digital video disks and so on). In addition, it is clear that several components of the entertainment system shown in Fig.5 can be combined. For example, the system controller 504 can stedionica or audio/video tuner and amplifier 510.

Fig.6 illustrates one embodiment of a computing device suitable for use with the present invention. According to one implementation of the system controller 504 in Fig.5 is a computing device 600 according to Fig.6. In this illustrated implementation, the device 600 includes a processor 602 and a cache memory 604, connected to each other, as shown. In addition, the device 600 includes a high-performance bus 606 I/o and standard bus 608 input/output. Main bridge 610 connects the processor 602 with high-performance bus 606 I/o, while the bus bridge 612 I/o connects two bus 606 and 608 each other. Bus 606 connected to the network/communication interface 624 and system memory 614. Bus 608 is connected mass storage 620, keyboard and pointing device ports 622 and 626 I/o. Together, these elements are intended to represent a broad category of hardware systems, including, but not right restrictions, computer systems, General purpose, based on the PentiumŪ, PentiumŪ Pro PentiumŪ II processor manufactured by Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California, USA.

In one implementation of various electronic devices soy is TV satellite/cable device 628 is also connected with high-performance bus 606 I/o, to allow the device 600 customize a variety of channels input programs.

These elements 602-628 perform their conventional functions known in the art. In particular, the network/communication interface 624 is used for communication between the device 600 and any one of a wide range of conventional networks, such as Ethernet, LAN token ring, the Internet and so on, it is clear that the scheme interface 624 depends on the type of network to which is connected the device 600.

Mass memory 620 is used to provide persistent storage of data and software commands, whereas system memory 614 is used to provide temporary storage of data and programming instructions when they are executed by processor 602. Ports 626 I/o represent one or more serial and/or parallel communication ports used for communication between additional peripheral devices that can connect to the device 600.

It should be understood that the various components of the device 600 can regroup. For example, the cache 604 may be on the same chip with the processor 602. Alternatively, the cache 604 and the processor 602 may be Packed together as "processor module" at work to demand the inclusion of all the above components. For example, a keyboard and pointing device 622 and network/communication interface 624 may not be included in the device 600. In addition, the peripheral devices shown connected to a standard bus 608 input/output, can connect with high-performance bus 606 I/o; however, in some embodiments can be used only one bus, and all components of the device 600 will be connected with this one bus. In addition, the device 600 may include additional components, such as additional processors, storage devices or memory.

In one implementation described above, the method and apparatus of the custom rendering based on distance perception, including the subsystem of Fig.1 and the steps illustrated in Fig.4A-4b are implemented as a sequence of system software executed by the device 600 in Fig.6. In this implementation, the various steps described with reference to Fig.4A-4b are performed by a sequence of system programs. These system programs contain a set or sequence of commands, to be executed by a processor in a hardware system, such as processor 602. First, the sequence of commands and their Rabotnitsa using any conventional storage medium, such as a floppy disk, CD-ROM, magnetic tape, CVP, laser disk, ROM, flash memory, etc., This command sequence is not necessarily stored on-site, and can be accepted from the remote storage device, such as a server in a network, via network/communication interface 624. Commands and data are copied from the storage device, such as a mass memory 620, a memory 614 and then retrieved and executed by processor 602. In one embodiment, these system programs written in the programming language C++. However, it should be understood that these programs can be translated into any other of a wide variety of programming languages.

In the alternative executions of the present invention is embodied in discrete hardware or programmable hardware. For example, one or more integrated circuits applied orientation (ISOE) (ASIC) can be programmed by the above described functions of the present invention. In another example, the steps of Fig.4A-4b may be performed by combinatorial logic embodied in one or more MODULATING an additional circuit Board to complement the device 600.

Thus, the described method and device customized visualization of entertainment programs, based on the distance vospryala reading the above description, it should be understood that the particular implementation shown and described by illustration, in no way intended to be considered as limiting. Links to details of private executions are not intended to limit the scope of patent protection defined by the claims.

Claims

1. How to visualize entertainment, under which determine the distance of perception, establish at least one of: the size of the fragment, the font size, icon size and the size of buttons to be rendering on the display device of the entertainment system, equal to one of a set of values of parameters for entertainment on distance perception, and provide entertainment systems for visualization of entertainment on the display device for distance perception using fixed parameter values.

2. The method according to p. 1, characterized in that the determination of the distance of perception further comprises the step of accepting the values of distance perception from the user.

3. The method according to p. 1, characterized in that it further perform dynamic definition rasstannaya consideration of one or more characteristics, associated with entertainment.

5. The method according to p. 3, wherein the dynamic determination of the distance of perception takes into account one or more characteristics associated with the user of the entertainment.

6. The method according to p. 1, characterized in that the installation phase includes removing the preferred setting for distance perception from a storage device of the user preferences of the operating parameters on the basis of user identification information and type of entertainment.

7. The method according to p. 1, characterized in that it further comprises periodically checking to determine whether the current setting parameter values appropriate for the current combination of entertainment and user and reinstalling the current values of the parameters equal to other values, if it is determined that these units are not suitable.

8. The method according to p. 1, characterized in that the installation phase contains the definition of the form of entertainment and removing the preferred units for distance perception from the storage device, user preferences, operating parameters on osnovatsya program web-based network.

10. A recordable medium having stored thereon a team to represent data, which are intended for the programming of the device rendering entertainment to perform operations, under which determine the distance perception for entertainment, rendered entertainment system, and establish at least one of: size of the fragment, font size, icon size and the size of the buttons, subject to rendering entertainment system, equal to the set of values of parameters taking into account the mentioned distance perception.

11. Recordable media under item 10, wherein the additional commands are intended to provide the aforementioned device is able to determine the distance perception by taking the values of distance perception from the user.

12. Recordable media under item 10, wherein the additional commands are intended to provide the aforementioned device is the ability to dynamically determine the distance perception.

13. Recordable media under item 12, wherein the additional commands are intended to provide the aforementioned device spaceritem, associated with entertainment.

14. Recordable media under item 12, wherein the additional commands are intended to provide the aforementioned device the ability to perform the mentioned dynamic definition of distance perception with regard to one or more characteristics associated with the user of the entertainment.

15. Recordable media under item 10, wherein the entertainment program is a program based on the web.

16. Entertainment system, containing the mechanism for determining the distance of perception and install at least one of: the size of the fragment, the font size, icon size and the size of buttons to be rendering on the display device of the entertainment system, equal to the set of values of parameters for visualization of entertainment for the mentioned distance perception, many memory cells for storing values of parameters, and imaging subsystem, connected to the memory cells for visualization of entertainment when the above-mentioned distance perception using fixed parameter values.

17. An entertainment system on p. 16, wherein pamanteni perception from the user.

18. An entertainment system on p. 17, characterized in that the said mechanism is configured to dynamically determine the distance perception.

19. An entertainment system on p. 18, characterized in that the said mechanism is configured to dynamically determine the distance perception with regard to one or more characteristics associated with entertainment.

20. An entertainment system on p. 18, characterized in that the said mechanism is configured to dynamically determine the distance perception with regard to one or more characteristics associated with the user of the entertainment.

21. An entertainment system on p. 16, wherein the entertainment program is a program based on the web.

22. The visualization device entertainment, containing the means for determining the distance perception for an entertainment program with consideration of one or more characteristics associated with entertainment, a means to set multiple scalable operating parameters entertainment system equals to the set of parameter values, the use of which entertainment system leads to that may be to perform periodic checks to determine whether the current setting parameter values appropriate for the current combination of entertainment and user, and means for resetting the multiple values of the operating parameters equal to other values, if it is determined that these units are not suitable.

23. The device according to p. 22, characterized in that it further comprises means of receiving values of distance perception from the user.

 

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