Realtek Semiconductor had 17 patents in digitalization during Q4 2023. Realtek Semiconductor Corp filed patents in Q4 2023 related to methods for media playback on devices, including quick launch settings for AV content and application programs, buffering data streams, and decoding for playback. Additionally, patents were filed for a control IC for maintaining video output to a CAM with clock regeneration, a display control method for displaying composite images from multiple video sources without user input, and a method for creating frame index tables for efficient media playback. GlobalData’s report on Realtek Semiconductor gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Realtek Semiconductor grant share with digitalization as a theme is 47% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Media playback device and related media playback method (Patent ID: US20230388581A1)

The patent filed by Realtek Semiconductor Corp. describes a method for media playback on a media playback device that involves generating a quick launch area in the user interface with windows corresponding to audio-visual content and application programs. The method includes buffering data from different sources based on a quick launch setting and selectively decoding or utilizing the buffered data for playback or program execution. The patent also details the use of locking devices to retrieve data from various services like DVB, IPTV, and OTT, as well as the presentation of frames based on the buffered data.

Realtek's patent also covers a media playback device implementing the described method, featuring a quick launch control circuit, locking devices, buffering units, decoding circuit, and program execution circuit. The device is designed to retrieve and buffer data from different sources, present frames in quick launch windows, and generate settings based on user input or watch history. The patent emphasizes the association of watched programs or channels with quick launch windows, as well as the retrieval of data based on playback positions. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive approach to media playback optimization and user interface customization on media playback devices.

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