Global Patent Index - EP 1316218 A2

EP 1316218 A2 2003-06-04 - METHOD OF RUNNING AN ALGORITHM AND A SCALABLE PROGRAMMABLE PROCESSING DEVICE

Title (en)

METHOD OF RUNNING AN ALGORITHM AND A SCALABLE PROGRAMMABLE PROCESSING DEVICE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR AUSFÜHRUNG EINES ALGORITHMUS UND SKALIERBARE PROGRAMMIERBARE VERARBEITUNGSEINRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE D'EXECUTION D'ALGORITHME ET DISPOSITIF DE TRAITEMENT PROGRAMMABLE A LA CARTE

Publication

EP 1316218 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01967293 A

Priority

  • EP 0109691 W
  • US 64977700 A
  • US 75903601 A
  • US 87293101 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0219095A2] Nowadays, programmable components (1304), rather than dedicated single-function components can perform continuous media processing in consumer devices, like digital television sets (1310), set-top boxes, PCs, or VCRs. The media processing algorithms that are written for those programmable components (1304), must be designed to provide a plurality of output quality levels in exchange for required processing resources. Since resources are finite, the media processing algorithms must be controlled in their resource usage and the output quality level they provide. Users of consumer devices do not like to see major changes in the quality of, for example, a video they are watching. Therefore, typical algorithm characteristics like the functions an algorithm comprises, the resource usage per function and the quality level per function are used to provide smoother quality transitions.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04N 7/24; H04N 5/00; H04N 7/50

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 9/50 (2006.01); H03M 7/30 (2006.01); H03M 7/40 (2006.01); H04N 7/24 (2011.01); H04N 7/26 (2006.01); H04N 7/50 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 9/50 (2013.01); H04N 19/156 (2014.11); H04N 19/42 (2014.11); H04N 19/61 (2014.11); H04N 19/90 (2014.11); H04N 21/4113 (2013.01); H04N 21/4402 (2013.01); H04N 21/4424 (2013.01); H04N 21/4621 (2013.01); H04N 21/6112 (2013.01); G06F 2209/504 (2013.01); Y02D 10/22 (2018.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

EPO simple patent family

WO 0219095 A2 20020307; WO 0219095 A3 20020613; CN 1265645 C 20060719; CN 1394443 A 20030129; EP 1316218 A2 20030604; JP 2004507957 A 20040311

INPADOC legal status


2007-08-29 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20070301

2003-06-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20030331

2003-06-04 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

2003-06-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI