Multiple Channel (e.g., Plural Carrier) Patents (Class 348/388.1)
  • Patent number: 10446897
    Abstract: Disclosed is a low-pass filter connected to a capacitor by a T-junction and used for a multiplexer. The low-pass filter includes: a plurality of capacitor elements which is formed of a capacitive conductor of a disk shape; and a plurality of inductor elements which connects the capacitor elements to each other and is formed in a rod shape. The plurality of capacitor elements and the plurality of inductor elements are alternately arranged, and the capacitor element which is connected to the capacitor has a capacitance value smaller than a capacitance value which is determined by a cut-off frequency of the low-pass filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Kyu Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10382799
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating synthetic video are disclosed. For example, a system may include a memory unit and a processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving video data, normalizing image frames, generating difference images, and generating an image sequence generator model. The operations may include training an autoencoder model using difference images, the autoencoder comprising an encoder model and a decoder model. The operations may include identifying a seed image frame and generating a seed difference image from the seed image frame. The operations may include generating, by the image sequence generator model, synthetic difference images based on the seed difference image. In some aspects, the operations may include using the decoder model to synthetic normalized image frames from the synthetic difference images. The operations may include generating synthetic video by adding background to the synthetic normalized image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Vincent Pham, Kate Key, Kenneth Taylor, Anh Truong, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Jeremy Goodsitt
  • Patent number: 10340569
    Abstract: A multiplexer through which different frequency bands pass, including: a housing that includes an I/O terminal and a channel group which inputs and/or outputs frequencies of different ranges, includes a plurality of connectors, and is separated from the I/O terminal; a low-pass filter provided inside the housing, electrically connected to the I/O terminal, and formed of a distributed constant type; a common capacitor provided in parallel to the low-pass filter and electrically connected to a contact point between the I/O terminal and the low-pass filter; and a cavity filter which includes a plurality of cavities which are formed in the housing and a resonator which is respectively installed in the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Kyu Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10258880
    Abstract: Various systems, methods, and computer readable instructions are disclosed herein for dynamically allocating fixed bandwidth over a wireless link between a video game console and a wireless peripheral device. In an embodiment, the voice sample rate in a wireless microphone may be dynamically adjusted to free up bandwidth that can be repurposed for other operations. The sample rate adjustment can range from maximum where the bandwidth is filled with voice data to a lesser sample rate. In the case where the sample rate is less than max, the freed up bandwidth can be for used for other operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Dennis Tom, Loren Reas, Eric Filer
  • Patent number: 10263810
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for improving precoder-matrix computations in a MIMO base station. Particularly, various embodiments implement methods for interpolating pilot signal results from multiple calibration transmissions. A subchannel of a resource block is selected as an anchor subchannel and the channel matrices for each subchannel are then determined using weights associated with each subchannel that are determined from the subchannel's distance away from the anchor subchannel. Selecting variable subchannels allows the accuracy of the channels matrices for the subchannels to be tailored where more accuracy is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Yazdan Panah, Karthik Yogeeswaran
  • Patent number: 10123040
    Abstract: Video telephony (VT) call management techniques are described. The techniques enable a device to cache intra-frame data at a pre-decoder-initialization stage. An example device includes a memory configured to store video data associated with a VT call, a video decoder configured to render a portion of the stored video data; and one or more processors. The processor(s) are configured to determine whether the received video frame data comprises i-frame data, to determine whether the video decoder is in a pre-initialized state or an initialized state, and when the received video frame data comprises the i-frame data and the video decoder is in the pre-initialized state, to store the i-frame data to the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aditya Namjoshi, Harish Bhandiwad, Clayton Wong, Neeraj Gaur
  • Patent number: 9998753
    Abstract: Encoding and decoding using prediction dependent transform coding are provided. Encoding and decoding using prediction dependent transform coding may include identifying a current input block from a current input frame from an input video stream, generating a prediction block for the current input block, generating a residual block based on a difference between the current input block and the prediction block, generating, by a processor in response to instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium, an encoded block by encoding the residual block based on the prediction block using the using prediction dependent transform coding, including the encoded block in an output bitstream, and outputting or storing the output bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Debargha Mukherjee, Yongzhe Wang, Jingning Han
  • Patent number: 9930422
    Abstract: A video encoding apparatus includes: an encoder configured to encode video data by encoding key data that can be encoded without referring to other data in the video data, first dependent data that is encoded by referring to the key data, and second dependent data that is encoded by referring at least to the first dependent data; and a communication processor configured to transmit the encoded key data and the encoded first dependent data to a video decoding apparatus via a first communication path, and to transmit the encoded key data and the encoded second dependent data to the video decoding apparatus via a second communication path which is different from the first communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Michiko Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 9736528
    Abstract: A streaming device may broadcast multimedia content, such as television signals, to electronic devices in a customer premises. The device may include a tuner to receive a signal, corresponding to a number of television channels, and to extract a second signal corresponding to a selected channel. The device may include a media processor to transcode the extracted signal to a second encoded format. The device may further authenticate a destination device as a destination device that is authorized to receive at least some of the television channels, and receive, from the destination device, channel selection information that identifies the selected channel. The device may further include a communication interface to transmit the signal, in the second encoded format, to the destination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Talbert
  • Patent number: 9661051
    Abstract: Video streaming applications are a major contributor to the recent dramatic rise of data traffic in cellular networks. Mobile users in a cellular network often experience fluctuating data rates, which might affect the quality of video they view in a streaming service. Although replacing such video streaming services with video downloading/renting services could potentially allow such mobile users to enjoy consistently higher quality videos, such services typically cost a lot more than video streaming services because of legal copyright pricing and management issues. By downloading enhancement layers but streaming base layers of the content, mobile users can enjoy download-quality videos with a service (legally) classified as a streaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventor: Shivendra Panwar
  • Patent number: 9560304
    Abstract: A comprehensive mechanism is provided for broadcasting and accessing multiple audio sources in connection with the viewing of a television program. Audio is collected through the use of standard audio capture techniques. Next, the audio is distributed by either of in-band via broadcast or out-of-band techniques. In-band audio is preferably provided via an MPEG stream associated with the current television program. Out-of-band (OOB) audio can be broadcast as well, although it is preferable to select which channel is distributed upstream first, rather than broadcast all channels downstream and consume bandwidth for unselected audio. The viewer operates a set top box to select the appropriate audio channel(s) for reproduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: TVWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Craig Howard Seidel, Coleman Dale Sisson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9420472
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for wireless communications. In one method, an opportunity may be identified for a first operator to perform a clear channel assessment (CCA) for a shared spectrum. The opportunity may be based on a priority of the first operator with respect to at least one other operator associated with the shared spectrum. The CCA may be performed for the shared spectrum during the identified opportunity to determine whether the shared spectrum is available for a transmission during a transmission interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Tao Luo, Yongbin Wei, Durga Prasad Malladi
  • Patent number: 9207678
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for constructing a map for a mobile robot to be able to reduce a data amount and increase an approach speed. The method includes: searching for a plurality of feature data occupying an arbitrary space by scanning a surrounding environment of the mobile robot; performing quadtree segmentation on first feature data of the plurality of feature data to generate a plurality of first node information as a result of the quadtree segmentation; determining a position of second feature data of the plurality of feature data with respect to the first feature data; and performing a neighborhood moving algorithm for generating a plurality of second node information of the second feature data according to the position of second feature data by using the plurality of first node information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dongshin Kim
  • Patent number: 8942259
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention uses an abbreviated blanking period, in comparison to the standard VESA and CEA-EIA blanking periods, in order to send data, including low bandwidth, non-timing information, over one or more channels of the digital video link. By shortening the blanking period, the amount of time available for sending data in each scan line is increased, enabling the system to send more data over each channel. The inactive video portion of a scan line sent during vertical sync may also be used to send additional digital data. Shortening the blanking periods and/or using the inactive video sections of the horizontal scan lines adds to the overall data capacity of the link and may be used to send other digital data, such as multichannel audio, video, control, timing, closed captioning or other digital data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Pasqualino, Jeffrey S. Bauch, Stephen Petilli
  • Patent number: 8854555
    Abstract: Systems and methods for toggling between television channels that appear on a display. A listing of channels is received from a user, with the channels being prioritized in an order of preference. One or more toggle types are also received from the user, with each toggle type further including a toggle trigger. In use, a channel is displayed on the display until a toggle trigger is detected. Once detected, the channel on the display is changed to another channel from the list of channels. This process may continue with the detection of another toggle trigger causing another changing of the displayed channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: Darryl Adderly, Brian Murray, Wenjian Qiao, Prasad Kashyap
  • Patent number: 8804825
    Abstract: A method for encoding pictures within a groups of pictures using prediction, where a first reference picture from a group of pictures and a second reference pictures from the subsequent group of pictures are used in predicting pictures in the group of pictures associated with the first reference picture. A plurality of anchor pictures in the group of pictures associated with the first reference picture may be predicted using both the first and second reference pictures to ensure a smooth transition between different groups of pictures within a video frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Ashish Koul, Douglas Chin
  • Publication number: 20130286285
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms for exchanging sets of video data each via multiple channels. In an embodiment, a first data set is distributed across the multiple channels according to a first mapping of the multiple channels each to a different respective one of multiple data types, where each of the multiple data types corresponds to a different respective dimension of a color space. In another embodiment, a second data set is distributed across the multiple channels according to a second mapping of the multiple channels each to a different respective one of the multiple data types, where the second mapping is different from the first mapping.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: OMNIVISION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Manuel Lu, Xuanming Du
  • Patent number: 8571027
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-rate media data delivery using multiple IP multicast streams are provided. According to example embodiments disclosed herein, the method may include determining a plurality of stream bit rates based on a plurality of demanded bit rates of a plurality of output media data streams and a first algorithm. The method may further include receiving an input media signal and generating a plurality of encoded data streams using the input media signal. The encoded data streams may have encoded bit rates, substantially the same as the stream bit rates. The example method may also include, using a second algorithm and the encoded data streams to generate output data streams at the demanded bit rates. In an example embodiment, the system may comprise a multi-rate encoder and a stream generator, to generate a plurality of encoded streams at the encoded bit rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Dinesh Nadarajah
  • Patent number: 8564685
    Abstract: A video signal transfer system including an imaging apparatus for capturing an object to be imaged and generating a consecutive plurality of picture data forming a moving image, selecting from the plurality of picture data picture data positioned in advance at predetermined intervals to generate a plurality of lines (series) of video signals, and transmitting the plurality of systems of video signal, and a signal processing apparatus having a plurality of signal processing circuits, outputting the plurality of lines of video signals received from the imaging apparatus to the plurality of signal processing circuits, and making them process the signals in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sugeno, Koji Kamiya, Motohiro Nakasuji
  • Patent number: 8533760
    Abstract: Systems and methods can be used to provide reduced latency in channel changing for interactive programming. In some implementations, such systems and methods can include identifying a rapid channel change mode and filtering older requests when a device detects the rapid channel change mode. In other implementations, such systems and methods can predict channel change requests and identify predicted channels associated with the predicted requests. The predicted channels can thereby be requested in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Arris Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James Lakin, Thomas Cloonan
  • Patent number: 8514949
    Abstract: A synchronous, multi-stream decoder provides synchronous playback of multiple streams of encoded digital data (e.g., MPEG streams) for use with, for example, a digital video streaming tool. The decoder includes a parser and decoder for each stream and a decoder engine for determining a target time for the decoders to complete their respective decoding processes. A next target time is preferably computed during a pause of the parsers after a current target time has been reached. In one embodiment, a next target time is computed by computing an average of the differences of stored playback times of the last N decoded frame sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rainer Keller, Rainer Brodersen
  • Publication number: 20130107116
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for communication are provided. The solution includes controlling a transceiver to determine free frequency blocks on a shared spectrum and controlling a transceiver to map synchronization control channels, downlink and uplink physical control channels, physical broadcast channel and random access channel on found free frequency blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Gilles Charbit, Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 8290065
    Abstract: The invention discloses an image processing system comprising a video source system, a transmission medium, and a television system. The image processing systems of the video source system and the television system are equipped with an additional digital-to-analog converter and an additional analog-to-digital converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Jui-Yuan Tsai, Chao-Hsin Lu
  • Patent number: 8289846
    Abstract: Methods and systems generate a multiplex signal including two or more different sub-multiplexes for transmission via a broadcast network. A first sub-multiplex may include several services for broadcast in multiple locations, while multiple second sub-multiplexes may include services for broadcast within particular locations. A statistical multiplexer generates the first sub-multiplex within a first bandwidth allocation. If the first sub-multiplex services cannot fit within the allocated bandwidth, the bandwidth allocation may be adjusted. The statistical multiplexer may generate a second sub-multiplex within a second bandwidth allocation. If the second sub-multiplex services do not fit within the allocated bandwidth, the bandwidth allocation may be adjusted to increase the bandwidth allocated to the second sub-multiplex and decrease the bandwidth allocated to the first sub-multiplex so that the total bandwidth capacity of a broadcast network is not exceeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Frederick M. Baumgartner
  • Publication number: 20120249869
    Abstract: A statistical multiplexing method is provided that comprises accessing a plurality of video sequences, wherein the video sequences are each assigned to a unique channel in a common broadcast system; collecting information from a plurality of the unique channels assigned to encode the corresponding video sequences; applying rho-domain analysis to the video sequences; and determining bitrate allocation for the channels responsive to the information collect and the rho-domain analysis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Dong Tian, Hua Yang, Jill MacDonald Boyce
  • Patent number: 8237870
    Abstract: Disclosed is a receiver system, capable of receiving RF signals on television channels of multiple bandwidths. The receiver system includes a tuner, an analog IF filter, an ADC, a mixer module, one or more digital filters, an AGC module and a controller. The tuner converts an RF signal into an IF signal using a mixer frequency. The analog IF filter filters out a fixed band signal from the IF signal. The ADC module converts the fixed band signal into a digital signal, which is filtered by digital filters. The output of the digital filters is converted to a base band signal and the power level of the base band signal is controlled by the AGC module. The controller selects a mixer frequency from a group of mixer frequencies based on a function of power of the output of the AGC module by applying each mixer frequency to the tuner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Parveen K Shukla, Bernard Arambepola, Thushara Hewavithana
  • Patent number: 8175325
    Abstract: Watermark information (denoted WM) consists of several symbols which are embedded continuously by reference sequence modulation in an audio or a video signal. At decoder site the WM is regained using correlation of the received signal with a corresponding reference sequence. The symbols form watermark data frames. The invention uses for the bit values ‘zero’ and ‘one’ in each payload symbol and for each payload symbol in a watermark data frame different reference sequences, without using synchronisation symbols. A logarithmic search is performed in the WM decoder to reduce the numbers of correlations to be calculated. The invention makes watermarking of critical sound signals much more robust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Peter Georg Baum, Ulrich Schreiber
  • Patent number: 8139682
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for channel estimation. In one aspect, there is provided a receiver including a demodulator for decoding a signal including at least one of a transmission parameter signaling (TPS) carrier and a data carrier. The receiver further includes a channel estimator, coupled to the demodulator, for determining a channel estimate for the TPS carrier. Moreover, the receiver includes an interpolator, coupled to the channel estimator, for determining, based on the determined channel estimate for the TPS carrier, another channel estimate for the data carrier. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices
    Inventor: Ravikiran Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 8125532
    Abstract: A video signal transfer system including an imaging apparatus for capturing an object to be imaged and generating a consecutive plurality of picture data forming a moving image, selecting from the plurality of picture data picture data positioned in advance at predetermined intervals to generate a plurality of lines (series) of video signals, and transmitting the plurality of systems of video signal, and a signal processing apparatus having a plurality of signal processing circuits, outputting the plurality of lines of video signals received from the imaging apparatus to the plurality of signal processing circuits, and making them process the signals in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Sugeno, Koji Kamiya, Motohiro Nakasuji
  • Publication number: 20120002103
    Abstract: A system implementing a method for multi-band wireless communication packetizes a block of source video information into a first packet, and packetizes the block of source video information into a second packet corresponding to the first packet, wherein the first packet and the second packet include corresponding video information. The first packet and the second packet are transmitted from a transmitting multi-band wireless station comprising a first radio for communication over a first wireless band, and a second radio for communication over a second wireless band. The first packet is transmitted over the first wireless band and the second packet is transmitted over the second wireless band. The first wireless band operates at a higher transmission rate than the second wireless band. A multi-band receiving wireless station reconstructs the source video based on packets arriving on different bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huai-Rong Shao, Ju-Lan Hsu, Chiu Ngo
  • Patent number: 8045052
    Abstract: The invention relates to an image processing device (1, 48, 51) including: several image signal inputs (2-9) for receiving a respective image input signal, the signals being unsynchronized; at least one image signal output (23-26) for emitting at least one image output signal; a combiner (22) for combining the different image input signals to form the image output signal; several synchronizers (14-21), which are respectively connected downstream of the image signal inputs (2-9) and which synchronize the unsynchronized image input signals; and several distorters or rectifiers for distorting or rectifying the individual image input signals before they are combined to form the image output signal. According to the invention, the distorters or rectifiers are formed by the individual synchronizers (14-21) and the image input signals are distorted or rectified independently of one another by one or more synchronizers (14-21). The invention also relates to an associated operating method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
    Inventors: Hans-Guenther Nusseck, Heinrich H. Buelthoff
  • Publication number: 20110249177
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and a system for implementing a mosaic TV service are provided in embodiments of the present invention. The application relates to the field of TV technologies, and solves the problem in the prior art that the operability about each small video previewing image is poor. At a front end, a video stream of a TV program of each channel is zoomed out in proportion, to obtain a small video stream corresponding to the TV program of each channel. All the small video streams are multiplexed into at least one mosaic TV service stream to be transmitted to a terminal. The at least one mosaic TV service stream delivered from the front end is obtained at the terminal, from which at least one small video stream is demultiplexed. An image of the small video stream is adjusted to a preset size, and the adjusted small video stream image is displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: Juntao CHEN
  • Patent number: 8014463
    Abstract: A transmitter usable for wireless communication includes a plurality of transmit antennas. Each transmit antenna transmits a transmit signal. The transmitter also includes means for introducing time shifts to each of a plurality of spatial stream signals and means for operating on each of the plurality of spatial stream signals with a spatial rotation vector matrix, thereby mapping each of the plurality of spatial stream signals to one of the transmit signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventor: Didier Johannes Richard van Nee
  • Publication number: 20100328527
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for outputting a first digital video stream (BTS?). The method comprises: i) receiving a first transport stream (TS1) comprising a first plurality of time-multiplexed video channels (SRV1, SRV2, SRV3, SRV4); ii) buffering the first transport stream (TS1) to obtain a first buffered transport stream (BTS1); iii) selecting a first specific one from the first plurality of time-multiplexed video channels to obtain a first selected video channel (SRV1); iv) searching the first buffered transport stream (BTS1) for a first start (GOPS1) of a first group of pictures of the first selected video channel (SRV1), and v) outputting the first buffered transport stream (BTS1) starting from the first start (GOPS1) of the first group of pictures to obtain the first digital video stream (BTS?). The invention further relates to a system for carrying out such method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventors: Ewout Brandsma, Klaas De Waal
  • Patent number: 7746407
    Abstract: Embodiments of an apparatus and a method for storing data in a digital broadcasting receiver can convert received digital TV broadcasting data into data of another format before being stored. In one embodiment, redundancy data of the digital TV broadcasting data can be generated based on the converted data of the predetermined format and stored with the converted data of the predetermined format to variably output two formats of data with the single stored data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dong In Kang
  • Patent number: 7594253
    Abstract: A digital television autoprogramming and tuning method and apparatus. In a digital television which can tune both MPEG 2 and PSIP format signals, a method of tuning uses one or more tables of information populated during an autoprogramming process. For MPEG 2 channels, the physical channel equals the major channel number and can be directly tuned. For PSIP channels, the major channel indexes a TSID which is used to determine a physical channel. If the TSID does not correspond to the correct program, the correct TSID is determined from the Program Specific Information in the data transport stream 134 and the system re-tunes to the correct physical channel. The autoprogramming process sequentially steps through each physical channel and populates the autoprogramming tables with information about each channel it finds, saving only a single TSID for a given major PSIP channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Damien Kessler, David McNamara
  • Patent number: 7570694
    Abstract: The transmission system is backward compatible with a former transmission system (DVB-T), enabling a receiver of the former system to receive signals transmitted by a transmitter of the new transmission system. A new modulation is used to transmit additional information bits corresponding to a new service. The new modulation is specified by a combination of the former modulation with a new-built over modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventor: David Le Goff
  • Patent number: 7373414
    Abstract: A multimedia system and method that provides easy universal text searching for non-technical users, is disclosed. A configuration of the multimedia system and method of the present invention also facilitates content delivery through multiple, independent, simultaneous feeds from a single source to two or more different destinations without impairing audio and/or video and/or data stream quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: AMX LLC
    Inventors: Roni Evron, Benjamin Rosner, Jonas Buzzerio
  • Patent number: 7215679
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and data structure enabling multiple channel data stream transmission by inserting data to be transmitted into portions of a plurality of transport streams nominally including NULL packets. The inserted packets have associated with them stream identification and sequence code information enabling the reconstruction of the initial data stream using data packets transmitted via a plurality of data channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventor: Michael Anthony Pugel
  • Patent number: 7082221
    Abstract: In an encoding process, video data are represented as a bitstream of quantized base data and enhancement data, which capture the difference between a quantized base video picture and an original unquantized input video picture. Due to bandwidth constraints on a communication channel, it may be unfeasible to transmit all enhancement data. During the encoding process, the enhancement data may be divided into “layers” based upon bandwidth restrictions. Following transmission, the layers are recombined and are added to the base data by a decoder, producing a viewable video sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2006
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Hong Jiang
  • Patent number: 6845107
    Abstract: The present invention makes it possible to efficiently transmit data for statistical multiplexing which is required for control using statistical multiplexing. By utilizing private packets, respective encoding devices transmit encoding difficulties serving as the data for statistical multiplexing to a multiplexer (4) via the same transmission channels as encoded video data and audio data are transmitted. The multiplexer (4) conducts multiplexing processing on data supplied from the respective encoding devices at a first rate R1 larger than a transmission rate on a transmission channel of a subsequent stage, and outputs a transport stream (TSd including the private packets to a statistical multiplexing computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2005
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Toshihiko Kitazawa, Takao Suzuki, Hiroaki Seto, Yoichi Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20040252229
    Abstract: An approach is provided for supporting carrier synchronization in a digital broadcast and interactive system. A carrier synchronization module receives one or more signals representing a frame that includes one or more overhead fields (e.g., preamble and optional pilot blocks and one or multiple segments separated by pilot blocks). The module estimates carrier frequency and phase on a segment by segment basis and tracks frequency between segments. Carrier phase of the signal is estimated based upon the overhead field. Estimates carrier phase of random data field are determined based upon the estimated phase values from the overhead fields, and upon both the past and future data signals. Further, the frequency of the signal is estimated based upon the overhead fields and/or the random data field. The above arrangement is particularly suited to a digital satellite broadcast and interactive system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Publication date: December 16, 2004
    Inventors: Yimin Jiang, Feng-Wen Sun, Lin-Nan Lee, Neal Becker
  • Patent number: 6825874
    Abstract: A system enables the user to monitor a number of channels to determine the degree of action occurring on each of those channels which are not currently tuned for reception. The system may develop a count of the number of packets received over a given period of time for a plurality of channels selected by the user and may advise the user when those channels exceed a preset level. Thus, the user may be advised when the action level on another channel exceeds a desired level allowing the user to tune to that channel if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Aurobindo Tripathy
  • Patent number: 6784940
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a high-speed image pickup apparatus, which can easily obtain the same image quality as that of the standard-speed image pickup by simply converting a high-speed video signal into a plurality of standard-speed video signals. Since the video camera system comprises a video camera for outputting a video signal by picking up an object at a high speed, a transmitting path for transmitting the video signal and a CCU for signal-processing the transmitted video signal, and divides the high-speed video signal into a plurality of standard-speed video signals directly or by providing a blank field as an additional period by the video camera, transmits the plurality of standard-speed video signals by the transmitting path, and arranges and outputs the plurality of standard-speed video signals at every unit period T by the CCU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Syuichi Takazawa, Yoshiro Nitta
  • Patent number: 6781601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for processing information, specifically data packets. One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for processing information, comprising determining if a first identifier associated with the information is acceptable and assigning a second identifier to the information. The method further includes determining a type of processing that is required using the second identifier and performing that type of processing on the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2004
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Francis Cheung
  • Publication number: 20040088736
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to provide a contents providing system which can give an incentive to audiences to view the broadcast program, by providing contents information from a broadcast station apparatus to a mobile terminal via a television set, and the mobile terminal which can be used in the contents providing system. The broadcast station apparatus 50 comprises a multiplexing signal transmitter 53 and 54 configured to transmit a multiplexing signal multiplexing broadcast program information and contents information. The television set 30 comprises a separator 32 configured to separate the broadcast program information and the contents information from the received multiplexing signal, a reproducer 33 configured to reproduce the broadcast program information, and a transmitter 35 configured to transmit the contents information to the mobile terminal during the reproducing of the broadcast program information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Applicant: NTT DoCoMo, Inc
    Inventors: Tatsuji Nagaoka, Kazuo Nomura
  • Publication number: 20040073950
    Abstract: In a processing method performed by a digital television receiver (18), a transport stream (84) is received. Data packets of the transport stream (84) associated with a selected audio/video offering are selected and sorted (90) into an audio/video component (92) and at least one supplemental component (94, 96, 98). Component identifiers (102, 104, 106, 108) are assigned (100) to the audio/video component (92) and the at least one supplemental component (94, 96, 98). The component identifiers (102, 104, 106, 108) are displayed (124) to an associated user. One or more selections of components are received (126) to include in a performance of the offering. The selected components are performed (154, 156, 158).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2002
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Jingwei Tan, Declan Patrick Kelly, Jun Shi, Liang Gan, Philip Steven Newton
  • Publication number: 20040060074
    Abstract: A cable distribution system with distributed architecture in a multi-dwelling unit or building(s). Each dwelling has at least one Room Interface Unit (RIU), one for each television. There is a local service module associated with a group of dwellings/RIUs (e.g., one per floor). There is also a local headend in the vicinity or in the building or set of buildings. The local headend has a block of integrated receiver/decoders which can be controlled to tune in a selected video channel. The selected video channels and a group of standard channels are multiplexed and sent to the local service modules where a group of programmable converters (one for each RIU) place the channel selected by its corresponding RIU at a predetermined frequency. All of the RIUs associated with a particular local service module can receive a single multiplexed signal and each RIU uses bandpass filtering to select its selected channel. Forward and return DOCSIS channels are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Ganesh Basawapatna, Varalakshani Basawapatna
  • Publication number: 20040049796
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing a communication mode for a communication terminal are provided. An embodiment of a method for implementing a communication mode includes receiving a first type of data over a first type of communication channel, determining that the first type of data is subsequently not available over the first type of communication channel, and responsive to determining that the first type of data is subsequently not available over the first type of communication channel, receiving the first type of data over a second type of communication channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2002
    Publication date: March 11, 2004
    Inventor: Peter G. Briggs
  • Publication number: 20030200551
    Abstract: Disclosed is a channel changing method in a digital broadcasting service. According to the channel changing method, a subscriber device provided with a channel change protocol that operates on a TCP/IP layer transmits an input channel change message through the channel change protocol, and a channel change server that received the channel change message receives a confirmation message that includes channel information according to channel change information included in the channel change message, and transmits data of a requested channel to the subscriber device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2003
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventor: Seung-Mi Kang