US Patent No. 9,497,405

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING VIDEOS SIDE BY SIDE WITHOUT OVERLAPPING EACH OTHER AND METHOD FOR THE SAME


Patent No. 9,497,405
Issue Date November 15, 2016
Title Display Device For Displaying Videos Side By Side Without Overlapping Each Other And Method For The Same
Inventorship Isamu Kenmochi, Tokyo (JP)
Tomohisa Ukegawa, Tokyo (JP)
Assignee NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD., Tokyo (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,497,405

1. A display device comprising:
a display unit that simultaneously displays a plurality of videos;
a priority order setting unit that sets a priority order for the plurality of videos; and
a processing unit that causes the display unit to display the plurality of videos,
wherein the processing unit determines whether or not the plurality of videos can be displayed side by side without overlapping
each other in the display unit without changing resolutions of the plurality of videos,

when, as a result of the determination, the processing unit determines that the plurality of videos can be displayed side
by side without overlapping each other in the display unit without changing the resolutions of the plurality of videos, the
processing unit causes the display unit to display the plurality of videos side by side without overlapping each other without
changing the resolutions of the plurality of videos,

when, as the result of the determination, the processing unit determines that the plurality of videos cannot be displayed
side by side without overlapping each other in the display unit without changing the resolutions of the plurality of videos,
the processing unit changes a resolution of at least one of the plurality of videos based on a resolution of the display unit,
the resolutions of the plurality of videos, and the priority order, and causes the display unit to display the plurality of
videos including the video for which the resolution has been changed side by side without overlapping each other,

when, as the result of the determination, the processing unit determines that the plurality of videos cannot be displayed
side by side without overlapping each other in the display unit without changing the resolutions of the plurality of videos,
the processing unit, without changing a resolution of a video having a highest priority order among the plurality of videos,
changes a resolution of at least one video among the videos other than the video having the highest priority order based on
the resolution of the display unit, the resolutions of the plurality of videos, and the priority order, and causes the display
unit to display the plurality of videos including the video for which the resolution has been changed side by side without
overlapping each other.