Patent published on May 28, 2024

Samsung patent helps pictures load faster on devices

Samsung Patent Solves Image Loading Lag on Devices

A recently published patent from Samsung Electronics Co., titled "Method of streaming image content between server and gadget, server for streaming image content, and gadget for streaming image content," aims to address the common problem of slow image loading on computers and phones. This patent introduces an innovative approach that predicts the next image or video to be displayed, enabling faster loading times and enhancing the user experience.

The core problem being solved by this patent is the delay users often face when trying to view images or videos on their devices. This delay can be frustrating and inconvenient, especially when streaming image content or engaging in activities that require immediate response, such as gaming.

The patent tackles this issue by leveraging artificial intelligence and predictive algorithms. The server obtains one or more frames of the image content currently being executed by the gadget and identifies user inputs corresponding to these frames. It then generates a set of prediction frames for each user input, which will be displayed after the current frames. By preparing and buffering these prediction frames ahead of time, the patent significantly reduces loading time.

Once the streaming data is generated based on the prediction frames or metadata, it is transmitted to the gadget. This innovative approach ensures that users can enjoy a seamless and lag-free viewing experience, free from the frustrations caused by slow image loading.

If this patent becomes a reality, it could revolutionize the way people consume visual content. Imagine scrolling through your social media feed and experiencing instant image loading, with no more waiting for images to load pixel by pixel. Streaming services, such as Smart TV Streaming Systems or Game Streaming Consoles, could also benefit greatly from this technology, providing users with uninterrupted, high-quality image streaming.

Real-life examples of how people may use this invention are abundant. Users will be able to watch high-resolution videos seamlessly, without any buffering interruptions. Gamers will have an immersive gaming experience with reduced latency, improving their gameplay and preventing collisions caused by delays. Even in poor network conditions, where image quality may suffer, this patent ensures that important text and details remain clear and legible.

It is important to note that this is a patent, and there is no certainty whether it will appear in the market. However, if implemented by Samsung or other similar technology providers, it has the potential to significantly enhance the way images and videos are streamed and viewed across various devices.

P.S. Please be aware that this article is based on a patent and its publication does not guarantee its availability in the market.

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