Wireless Return Path Patents (Class 725/123)
  • Patent number: 9191702
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a data requesting device enabling flexible obtaining of data, notably AV (Audio/Video) data, with possibly limited required resources in terms of processing, memory and storing, included from a remote server through a WAN. The requesting device of the invention may notably allow to pause and retrieve a movie being played from such a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventors: Gilles Gallou, Angelo Mazzante, Henk Heijnen
  • Patent number: 9077461
    Abstract: The present invention achieves wireless delivery of media streams to portable devices for providing media information related to a show or attraction for the purposes of captioning, language translation, and assistive listening. As a person moves about a venue, the device receives infrared or radio signals from transmitters at venue locations. The device decodes each signal as venue location, event time, or device trigger for presentation on the device. The device memory contains audio, text, graphics and device playback may contain one or many of these stored contents. The stored content is synchronized with the user's location, time of travel, time of day, time of a show, or an event in a show and may be in one or many languages. Presentation of stored content on the device may also be altered by user preference, stored logic constraints, automatic learning of user behavior, or user interaction with other devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg B. Hale, Phu V. Nguyen, William G. Wiedefeld
  • Patent number: 9032452
    Abstract: An approach is provided for simulating a connection to a head-end system to enable execution of content and features of a set-top box. A simulation platform stores a plurality of control data signals associated with a head-end system. In response to a determined loss of connectivity to the head-end system, the platform invokes a head-end simulation process using the control data signals, including timing information, dynamic data and channel map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arjun Baskaran, Padmakumar Rajan, Mariappan Chellam, Brian E. Bond
  • Patent number: 8970786
    Abstract: A system for controlling ambient light effects comprises a receiving device including at least one processor programmed to parse incoming video content to detect at least one portion of the incoming video content and determine at least one ambient light effect to be associated with the portion of the video content. The system further comprises a home automation controller in communication with the processor and at least one lighting device in communication with the receiving device and the home automation controller. The processor of the receiving device is programmed to send a command to the home automation controller specifying the ambient light effect determined by the processor to be associated with the portion of the video content. The lighting device generates the ambient light effect specified in the command when the portion of the video content is displayed to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Adam Li, Megan Farrell, Aixin Liu, Djung Nguyen
  • Patent number: 8929942
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a wireless communication device including: a cable port to which an external device is connected; a reading unit that reads identification information from the external device; a determination unit that determines whether the external device is the source-side wireless communication device; an authentication memory unit that performs an authentication process with the source-side wireless communication device; a wireless communication unit that performs a wireless communication with the source-side wireless communication device; and a physical address processing unit that controls the source-side wireless communication device to store a physical address of a source-side device calculated based on from the read identification information of the sink-side device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Tomokazu Yuasa
  • Patent number: 8891023
    Abstract: A display device includes: a monitor and receiving set having a video signal receiving section, a display section, an image quality control section, a first control signal transceiver, and a first control section; and a control and transmission set having a television broadcast receiving section, a video signal input section, a video signal transmitting section, a second control signal transceiver, a key input section, and a second control section. The Power consumption of a first radio transmission path formed by the video signal transmitting section and the video signal receiving section is larger than that of a second radio transmission path formed by the first and second control signal transceivers. A control signal for a user interface is communicated by the first and second control signal transceivers. Only the second radio transmission path of the first and second radio transmission paths is communicable in a standby state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Hasegawa, Yoshinori Ota, Kaoru Kamiyama, Masanobu Kimoto, Hiroshige Hayakawa, Hideyuki Yoshimura, Masayuki Miyamoto, Takeshi Ono, Atsuro Hirakawa, Mari Sasaki, Akihiro Shironouchi, Kazuya Shimomura, Yuji Anami, Masato Hirose
  • Patent number: 8892458
    Abstract: A system and method for broadcast response generally employing RDS, DARC, or similar technology is provided, including a method for responding to a broadcast comprising extracting an event identifier from a broadcast signal; detecting a response by a user to the broadcast signal; polling a communications device to determine a user identifier; and communicating the event identifier and the user identifier when the user response is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: StratosAudio, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly M. Christensen, Thomas D. Mock, Lewis A. Kushner, Richard L. Bowman
  • Patent number: 8878994
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first receiver, a screen transmitter, a second receiver and a controller. The first receiver receives first information associated with a display function of an external device. The screen transmitter generates an operation screen for operating the apparatus based on the first information, and transmits a video signal of the generated operation screen to the external device. The second receiver receives second information associated with content of an operation on the operation screen from the external device. The controller controls operation of the apparatus based on the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takahiro Arai, Eita Shuto
  • Patent number: 8872972
    Abstract: A router module is arranged in a housing of a smart television. The router module is externally connected to a modem for surfing the Internet. The router module is electrically connected to a micro processing unit of the smart television. Therefore, the smart television is connected to the Internet through the router module. A wireless transmission chip of the router module is configured to process Internet signals. An antenna module is configured to wirelessly transmit the Internet signals, so that wireless network is shared to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Nai-Chien Chang
  • Patent number: 8843980
    Abstract: A method is provided for authenticating a source device transmitting a video segment. In the method, the video segment is received from the source device over a communication network. The video segment comprises a number of frames. Identification data indicating the source device is also received over the communication network. Each of the frames of the video segment is marked with a form of the identification data. Access information is transmitted over the communication network for accessing the marked video segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Zheng Cai, Arun Manroa, Yaojun Sun
  • Patent number: 8819740
    Abstract: A system for providing one or more interactive applications to one or more users via a wireless communications network, the system including: one or more servers cooperating with the network to substantially deliver one or more interactive applications to one or more wireless access devices each corresponding to at least one of the users; wherein, after the one or more wireless access devices receive the substantially delivered one or more applications, upon request of one of the users the one or more corresponding wireless access devices receives communication from the server to facilitate the one of the users accessing the one or more interactive applications using the corresponding wireless access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: S. Douglas Hutcheson
  • Patent number: 8817185
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a reproduction controller and a transmitter. The reproduction controller is configured to reproduce a first type of information of a first content. The first content includes a plurality of types of information. The transmitter is configured to transmit an instruction to reproduce a second type of information of the first content to other electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kazawa
  • Patent number: 8711571
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of players, and provides a portable multimedia player includes a housing; an integrated circuit module received in the housing for playing multimedia; a storage device interface electrically connected to the integrated circuit module, and configured to connect to an external storage device; and a male HDMI connector electrically connected to the integrated circuit module, configured to be connected to a female HDMI of an external display device. The multimedia function of the external display device is expanded by connecting the male HDMI 11 to the female HDMI of the external display device. The portable multimedia player is connected to the display device without any corresponding interface cable, such that it affords convenient using to users and beautiful appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Shenzhen Netcom Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huabo Cai, Keshun Lin, Min Qin
  • Patent number: 8707380
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for integrating a bi-directional control channel into an entertainment display device to deliver content and exchange control information. The system collects request and response information from the entertainment display device. The system also provides format translation of received and collected content to and from a plurality of formats such as N-PCS technology formats and video display formats in such a manner that the integrated system is independent of broadcasters, satellite, IPTV and cable operators. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Brant L. Candelore
  • Patent number: 8707077
    Abstract: A wireless media distribution system is provided comprising an access point (6) for broadcasting media and a plurality of stations (2) for reception and playback of media. Each station is configured for receiving and decoding a timestamp in a beacon frame transmitted repeatedly from the access point. This is used to control the output signal of a station physical layer clock (12) which is then used as a clock source for an application layer time synchronization protocol. This application layer time synchronization protocol can then be used in the station to control an operating system clock (8) for regulating playback of media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ian R Knowles
  • Patent number: 8670359
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of controlling data transmission for a multimedia/broadcast service (MBS) in a broadband wireless access system. In a data transmission control method for a multicast broadcast service (MBS) in a broadband wireless access system, the present invention includes the steps of receiving information for a downlink burst profile suitable for receiving MBS data from at least one mobile subscriber station, selecting a downlink burst profile suitable for transmitting the MBS data using the information for the downlink burst profile, and transmitting the MBS data to the at least one mobile subscriber station using the selected downlink burst profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Ho Kim, Ki Seon Ryu
  • Patent number: 8650599
    Abstract: An accumulation display device can interlock a display content according to specification of each of the mobile data terminals. An interlocked display system includes an accumulation display device having a metadata interpretation unit that analyzes metadata transmitted by a broadcast wave or a communication network and an accumulated image processing unit that performs accumulation processing of a program content or transmission processing of a restructured program content and managing each mobile data terminal, and the mobile data terminal. Highlights or replays of various scenes of a program currently viewed on the accumulation display device can be viewed on another device. Information on the currently viewed program and a related program as well as a previous scene can be viewed on the mobile data terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Shindo, Yasuo Endo, Yutaka Tomioka
  • Patent number: 8621539
    Abstract: A physical layer transmitter that communicates between nodes in a broadband cable network by transmitting and receiving packets containing data and control information. Packets are constructed by the physical layer transmitter and transmitted to one or more receiving nodes that are capable of processing the packets. Packets are directed to specific nodes utilizing link layer control data. The packets may also contain control information that may include formatting, encoding and modulation parameters that are capable of being processed by the appropriate receiving nodes. The physical layer transmitter allows node-to-node communication within a broadband cable network and each node in the network is capable of communicating with every other node in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Entropic Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Anton Monk, Ron Porat, Wee Peng Goh, Magnus Berggren, Ron Lee, Edward Warner, Brett Bernath, Yusuf Ozturk
  • Patent number: 8613030
    Abstract: A wireless video camera system including a single or dual HDTV digital camera; a system for the wireless transmission of uncompressed single or multiple SMPTE 292M, HDSDI data streams over an RF band; and automatic self-pointing transmitting and receiving antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: Philip S Kossin, John E Nelson
  • Patent number: 8600382
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media gateway establishing communications with a set-top box over a wireline network according to a next generation home network protocol, and over a wireless network according to a wireless network (e.g., Wi-Fi™) protocol. The media gateway measures a quality of service (e.g., latency, jitter, packet loss) and/or bandwidth for communications with the set-top box over the wireless and wireline networks. The media gateway compares the measured parameters against service provider requirements for the set-top box, and determines a network to be used by the set-top box. The media gateway can also consider the quality of service and/or bandwidth of other media devices on the networks to switch the set-top box and the devices among the available networks. The switching can be limited to avoid excessive switching between the networks. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: John Alson Hicks, III
  • Patent number: 8595782
    Abstract: According to the invention, a video distribution system is disclosed. The video distribution system distributes a video program in a first aspect ratio and includes information to convert the first aspect ratio to a second aspect ratio. Included in the video distribution system are a distribution point and a video converter that is located remotely from the distribution point. The video converter receives the information and the video program from the distribution point. The video converter uses the information to guide conversion between the first aspect ratio and the second aspect ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Starz Entertainment Group LLC
    Inventors: John J. Sie, John C. Beyler
  • Patent number: 8555406
    Abstract: A method and system for remote viewing of multimedia content using a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) is configured to duplicate multimedia content displayed on a first MCDN terminal device and route the duplicate multimedia content to a second MCDN terminal device. The MCDN terminal devices may be coupled to a local network at an MCDN client premises. The MCDN terminal devices may also include wireless telephony devices for mobile remote viewing functionality. The method may include transcoding of the multimedia content into a format suitable for the second MCDN terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jerald Robert Howcroft, Michael Raftelis
  • Publication number: 20130219448
    Abstract: A digital cable television system for data interaction via wireless terminal, includes a digital television reception terminal, a wireless transceiving module, a wireless terminal and a server, the wireless transceiving module is built-in or externally located to the digital television reception terminal, and physically connected with the digital television reception terminal. The wireless transceiving module is wirelessly connected to the wireless terminal, the wireless terminal is connected to the server via wireless network; the server is connected to the digital television reception terminal through cable television network. The present invention also provides a method for data interaction via wireless terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: SHENZHEN COSHIP SOFTWARE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Yuan, Rui Yi, Fengxi Liu
  • Patent number: 8509748
    Abstract: The reverse path transaction management system enables the subscriber to receive a multicast on their wireless subscriber device via the forward path of a multicast channel or via a unidirectional broadcast channel concurrently with a plurality of other subscribers on the same multicast channel or broadcast channel. The subscribers can simultaneously initiate a transaction to purchase goods and/or services via the reverse path associated with the shared multicast channel or via a separate cellular communication connection associated with the broadcast channel. Typically, goods and/or services are offered to the subscriber as part of the multicast extant on the shared forward channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Lava Two, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Bernard McKenna, James Michael Graziano
  • Patent number: 8503287
    Abstract: An IS-OFDM system for ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless communications that suppresses narrow-band interference, comprising an in-premises base station (IBS) is described. The IBS further comprises an IS-OFDM transceiver for communicating with a plurality of in-premises terminals (ITs) without creating interference outside an in-premises perimeter. Further, a method for operating an IS-OFDM system for ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless communications that suppresses narrow-band interference and provides local area networking services, in-premises distribution of broadcast cable channels and in-premises wireless access and routing to external networks is described, without creating interference outside an in-premises perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Diakoumis Parissis Gerakoulis, Saeed S. Ghassemzadeh
  • Patent number: 8467333
    Abstract: A method of controlling a receiver that is arranged to operate in a reception operating mode for receiving an amount of data in a transmission from a sender and in one or more further operating modes, the method comprising: setting an internal transmission-over indicator to an initial value at the beginning of the transmission and subsequently adapting the internal transmission-over indicator in the course of the transmission, monitoring the internal transmission-over indicator in the course of the transmission in order to determine whether a transmission-over condition is fulfilled, and, in response to determining that the transmission-over condition is fulfilled, leaving the reception operating mode for entering one of the one or more further operating modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Thorsten Lohmar, Uwe Horn
  • Patent number: 8370878
    Abstract: A media client for a subscription multimedia network presents, on a display device, program content received from a backend server. The media client also receives, from a mobile device, a signal requesting access to an interactive television application, where the interactive television application is related to the program content. The media client receives, from the backend server, data for the interactive television application, and forwards, to the mobile device, the data for the interactive television application for presentation on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Nader Gharachorloo, Michelle Felt
  • Patent number: 8340709
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a wireless communication device including: a cable port to which an external device is connected; a reading unit that reads identification information from the external device; a determination unit that determines whether the external device is the source-side wireless communication device; an authentication memory unit that performs an authentication process with the source-side wireless communication device; a wireless communication unit that performs a wireless communication with the source-side wireless communication device; and a physical address processing unit that controls the source-side wireless communication device to store a physical address of a source-side device calculated based on from the read identification information of the sink-side device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Tomokazu Yuasa
  • Patent number: 8321898
    Abstract: A content display-playback system includes a content providing apparatus, a content display-playback apparatus, and an operation control apparatus for controlling the apparatuses. On the basis of operation control by the control apparatus, content is transmitted from the providing apparatus to the display-playback apparatus for display and playback through a network. The control apparatus includes an input operation receiving unit for receiving an operation input, a control signal generating unit for generating a control signal for transmitting and receiving the content among the providing, display-playback, and control apparatuses in response to the operation input, and a storage unit for storing selection-history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Yuasa, Shuichi Otsu, Hideki Sato, Junichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 8300569
    Abstract: A method of processing broadcast data in a broadcast transmitter includes performing, by a Reed-Solomon (RS) encoder, RS encoding and Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) encoding on mobile service data and building at least primary RS frames belonging to a primary ensemble or secondary RS frames belonging to a secondary ensemble depending on RS frame mode information that indicates a single frame mode or a dual frame mode; mapping each of the built at least primary or secondary RS frames into groups, wherein each of the groups includes known data sequences, a fast information channel (FIC) segment, and transmission parameter channel (TPC) data; and transmitting a transmission frame containing the groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hyung Song, In Hwan Choi, Jong Yeul Suh, Jin Pil Kim, Chul Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 8265013
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing an interactive broadcasting service in a Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) system are provided. The method includes receiving content attributes, including a terminal interaction request time index information, and corresponding contents from a content provider; after transmitting the contents to a terminal, sending a burst allocation request message to a Base Station (BS) to allocate an uplink bandwidth to the terminal at the terminal interaction request time; and receiving interactive information from the terminal over the uplink bandwidth allocated to the terminal. The content provider or the service provider can request a response from a plurality of recipients through the MBS service, gather their responses, and reflect the gathered information in the contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jun-Hyung Kim, Nae-Hyun Lim, Yong Chang
  • Patent number: 8249630
    Abstract: Computer media, systems, and computer-implemented methods for enhancing SMS messaging sessions with user data are provided. A data sharing agreement between a service provider and a receiving entity, such as broadcaster or a consumer goods manufacturer, is established. A user with a wireless device sends an SMS message to the receiving entity. Data associated with the user is retrieved by the service provider in accordance with the data sharing agreement and is transmitted to the receiving entity along with the SMS message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond Emilio Reeves, Ambreen Haleem, Ryan Alan Wick
  • Patent number: 8238724
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for playing a mobile video program buffers program content received in real time when there is a considerable movement state change. After the movement state becomes stable, playing will be resumed. While playing is resumed, the buffered contents can be firstly played, including the playing manners such as skipping, fast forward, etc, and then a program content received in real time will be played after all the buffered contents have been processed. According to the mobile video playing method, both the user's requirement for the continuity of a program content and the user's viewing effect will not be influenced by a fierce change of movement state of the mobile video apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventor: Sheng Jin
  • Patent number: 8214871
    Abstract: A method, device and network for compressing cable modem data signals and conserving bandwidth within the network. Cable modems transmit upstream data signals to a fiber node which compresses the data signals and transmits the compressed signals upstream to a headend which decompresses the data signals. The fiber node compression may be by a shaping filter or a fast Fourier transform (FFT) function. The headend decompression may be by an inverse shaping filter or an inverse FFT function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ofir Shalvi, Mordechai Segal
  • Patent number: 8189499
    Abstract: A cross-layer optimization method for controlling a bit rate of a video coder/decoder (codec) in video data transmission for wireless devices such as a wireless broadband (WiBro) system terminal that adapts to changing transmission/reception characteristics and usage. The method typically includes checking, by a sender, radio channel state information of a sender side and a receiver side; determining, by the sender, a transmission bit rate of a video codec by using the radio channel state information of the sender side; and adjusting, by the sender, the transmission bit rate of the video codec by using the radio channel state information of the receiver side when a communication network used by a receiver typically based on the type of a communication network being used by the sender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-Young Joung, Tae-Sung Park, Jae-Hoon Kwon, Sung-Kee Kim, Yong-Gyoo Kim, Si-Hai Wang, Chang-Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 8149754
    Abstract: A digital broadcasting system and a data processing method are disclosed. The method includes receiving a data processing method includes receiving a broadcast signal in which main service data and mobile service data are multiplexed, acquiring transmission-parameter-channel signaling information including transmission parameter information of the mobile service data, and fast-information-channel signaling information, acquiring binding information describing a relationship between at least one ensemble transferring the mobile service data and a first virtual channel contained in the at least one ensemble by decoding the fast-information-channel, and acquiring status information of the first virtual channel, displaying content data contained in the mobile service data according to the binding information and the status information of the first virtual channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Hyung Song, In Hwan Choi, Jong Yeul Suh, Jin Pil Kim, Chul Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 8134913
    Abstract: An IS-OFDM system for ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless communications that suppresses narrow-band interference, comprising an in-premises base station (IBS) is described. The IBS further comprises an IS-OFDM transceiver for communicating with a plurality of in-premises terminals (ITs) without creating interference outside an in-premises perimeter. Further, a method for operating an IS-OFDM system for ultra-wideband (UWB) wireless communications that suppresses narrow-band interference and provides local area networking services, in-premises distribution of broadcast cable channels and in-premises wireless access and routing to external networks is described, without creating interference outside an in-premises perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Diakoumis Parissis Gerakoulis, Saeed S. Ghassemzadeh
  • Patent number: 8024758
    Abstract: While a user uses one service in a digital multimedia broadcasting receiving terminal, there is implemented a function for suspending the service currently being used and enabling a different service to be used when the different service is provided. A function for enabling a call service to be used during a broadcast service is implemented. A call screen is displayed in a state in which a broadcast service connection is maintained, such that the user can use a new call service without stopping the broadcast service currently being used. In this concurrent service, switching between the call screen and a broadcast screen is possible. This display method can prevent images of the respective services from overlapping with each other and can provide one service without stopping another service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ki-Jong Byun, Sung-Min Kang, Dae-Suk Chung, Sun-Hee Chang, Su-Jin Lee
  • Publication number: 20110162029
    Abstract: A portable Wi-Fi digital video camcorder includes a battery, a wireless network unit, an LCD unit, a video-stream capturing unit and a processing unit. The battery supplies power to the portable Wi-Fi digital video camcorder. The video-stream capturing unit captures a present video stream. The processing unit is electrically connected with the wireless network unit, the LCD unit and the video-stream capturing unit. The processing unit includes an LCD driving module and a video-stream transmitting module. The LCD driving module drives the LCD unit. The video-stream transmitting module utilizes the wireless network unit to transmit the present video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng HUANG, Mei-Yi TSAI, Chih-Liang CHOU
  • Patent number: 7952363
    Abstract: Issuance of work orders in response to monitoring signal egress from shielding integrity flaws in a cable communication system by detecting received signal strength from a mobile receiver only during rising trends in received signal strength when the mobile receiver is in motion and tracking the maximum received signal strength peak during each rising trend. Rising trends are detected by computing two rolling averages of received signal strength sample of different lengths and offset from each other and applying a threshold to the difference between the rolling averages to provide hysteresis in switching between rising and falling trend detection. Reported peaks are then compared by proximity to each other and their circle of influence determined in accordance with respective signal strengths to determine if newly reported peaks are duplicates of previously reported peaks and duplicate reported peaks are removed or discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: ComSonics, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Gregory Jones, Joseph Roy Early
  • Patent number: 7917931
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are presented to allow the extension of a DOCSIS cable modem service over a wireless link. According to the invention a wireless hub transceiver is connected to a distribution coax cable of a DOCSIS based system. The downstream data are transferred over a wireless link to a remote subscriber radio frequency (RF) unit connected to a cable modem that provides the downstream data to the subscriber. Similarly, upstream data are sent from the subscriber cable modem over the wireless link to the wireless hub transceiver where such data are inserted back to the distribution coax cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Arcowv Wireless LLC
    Inventors: James Bertonis, Terrence R. Nash, Alfred F. Melzig
  • Patent number: 7912006
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiving system and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The method a method for controlling a digital broadcast receiving system includes the steps of receiving a broadcast signal having mobile service data and main service data multiplexed therein, extracting transmission parameter channel (TPC) signaling information and fast information channel (FIC) signaling information from a data group within the received mobile service data, acquiring a program table, by using the IP signaling channel within an ensemble included in the received broadcast signal, and controlling the system to create a list of channels mapped with all ensembles transmitted through at least one physical frequency, by using the acquired program table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sang Hyup Lee, In Hwan Choi, Jeong Woo Kim, Chul Soo Lee, Jae Hyung Song
  • Patent number: 7894799
    Abstract: A method and system includes a terminal having a function of receiving a DMB data broadcast, a service network information (SNI) application management server that transmits SNI to the mobile communication terminal in response to a request from the mobile communication terminal, a data broadcast server that provides information regarding the DMB data broadcast, a DMB transmitting station that transmits the information regarding the DMB data broadcast, and a Transport Protocol Experts Group (TPEG) service provider that provides the SNI to the SNI management server, and data broadcast information including the SNI to the data broadcast server. The mobile communication terminal receives the SNI from the SNI management server via a cellular network to determine the time when a user's desired data broadcast starts, and receives a data broadcast from the DMB transmitting station only at that time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hyung-Jun Kim
  • Publication number: 20100325680
    Abstract: In a home system in which a TV receives video from various sources over directional wireless links such as 60 GHz links, a mirror apparatus is provided that can be configured to physically steer a signal toward a receiver on the TV to optimize received signal strength. In this way, RF energy that otherwise would be radiated in non-productive directions away from the receiver is reflected toward the receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Robert Hardacker, James R. Milne, Robert Allen Unger
  • Patent number: 7840989
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are presented to allow the extension of a data cable modem service, for example DOCSIS, over a wireless link. According to the invention a wireless hub transceiver is connected to a distribution coax cable of, for example, a DOCSIS based system. The downstream data is transferred over a wireless link to a remote subscriber radio frequency (RF) unit connected to a cable modem that provides the downstream data to the subscriber. Similarly, upstream data is sent from the subscriber cable modem over the wireless link to the wireless hub transceiver where such data is inserted back to the distribution coax cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Inventors: James G. Bertonis, Tomany Szilagyi
  • Patent number: 7711315
    Abstract: A user of a combined mobile telephone and IPDC receiver (10) accesses a WAP portal (16) through the Internet (82) and/or a mobile telephone network (81). The WAP portal (16) provides a service menu, comprising a number of links to service menus further down in the hierarchy or to IPDC services. The WAP portal (16) is provided with information relating to IPDC services by an IPDC operator (80). This information includes at least the name of the service, the IP address and the port number relating to each service. The information may additionally include a Network Information Table, IP/MAC Notification Table and Program Mapping Table, although this information may be provided to the mobile terminal instead by broadcast from a DVB transmitter (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Erkki I. Aaltonen, Larri Vermola, Tero Naumi, Timo Lahnalampi, Jouko Paavilainen, Kai-Uwe Prokki
  • Patent number: 7640565
    Abstract: A method for downloading and displaying a video program using a mobile terminal that includes a first radio access network having a first data transfer rate and a second radio access network having a second data transfer rate faster than the first data transfer rate. The downloaded video program is displayed at a predetermined playback rate. Excess portions of the downloaded video program that result when a rate at which the video program is downloaded exceeds the predetermined playback rate are buffered. A third data transfer rate that is lower than the first transfer rate is calculated in response to the predetermined playback rate, the buffered excess portions and the time duration of the remainder of the video program. The third data transfer rate is negotiated with the first network for downloading the video program when the difference between the first and third data transfer rates exceeds a threshold level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Junbiao Zhang, Jun Li, Kumar Ramaswamy
  • Publication number: 20090288122
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an integrated antenna and satellite dish. Exemplary embodiments include an apparatus, including a satellite dish, a wireless antenna coupled to the satellite dish and a coupling box communicatively coupled to the satellite dish and the wireless antenna. Additional exemplary embodiments include a content communication method, including receiving a satellite signal, receiving a first wireless signal, performing coupling box processing on the satellite signal and the wireless signal, transmitting the satellite signal and the wireless signal to a set top box and performing set top box processing on the satellite signal and wireless signal. Further exemplary embodiments include a content communication system, including a satellite dish for receiving content from a satellite, a wireless antenna for receiving content from a wireless network and a coupling box for processing the content from the satellite and the content from the wireless network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Applicant: AT&T DELAWARE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Zellner, Neale Hightower, SR.
  • Patent number: 7596798
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are presented to allow the extension of a DOCSIS cable modem service over a wireless link. According to the invention a wireless hub transceiver is connected to a distribution coax cable of a DOCSIS based system. The downstream data are transferred over a wireless link to a remote subscriber radio frequency (RF) unit connected to a cable modem that provides the downstream data to the subscriber. Similarly, upstream data are sent from the subscriber cable modem over the wireless link to the wireless hub transceiver where such data are inserted back to the distribution coax cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2009
    Inventors: James G. Bertonis, Terry R. Nash, Alfred R. Melzig
  • Patent number: 7565674
    Abstract: A wireless data-transferring apparatus performs wireless communication with an information-processing terminal. The data-transferring apparatus includes a unit for receiving broadcast program data, a unit for compression-encoding the broadcast program data received by the receiving unit, and a communications control device. The communications control device is configured to perform data-transfer between an external network and the information-processing terminal, in accordance with requests transmitted by radio signal from the information-processing terminal, and to transmit, by radio signal, data received from the external network and the compression-encoded broadcast program data to the information-processing terminal in a time-divided fashion when the communications control device receives the compression-encoded broadcast program data provided in the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Hironori Motoe, Hiroyuki Oka, Shigenobu Sato