Transmission Scheme Patents (Class 725/54)
  • Patent number: 10405061
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting an emergency alert message by a broadcast transmitter. The broadcast transmitter first encodes service data and signaling data for a service, second encodes the first encoded service data and the first encoded signaling data, and Forward Error Correction (FEC) encodes transmission parameter data. The transmission parameter data includes encoding information of the service data. The broadcast transmitter modulates the second encoded service data, the second encoded signaling data, and the FEC encoded transmission parameter data, and transmits a broadcast signal including the modulated service data, the modulated signaling data, and the modulated transmission parameter data. The signaling data includes a first signaling table and a second signaling table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Jeongwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10389460
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for transmitting a broadcasting signal. A method for transmitting a broadcasting signal according to the present invention suggests a system capable of supporting a next generation broadcasting service in an environment which supports a next generation hybrid broadcast using a terrestrial broadcast network and an internet network. Furthermore, in an environment which supports a next generation hybrid broadcast, suggested is an efficient signaling scheme which can embrace both a terrestrial broadcast network and an internet network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jangwon Lee, Woosuk Ko, Minsung Kwak, Kyoungsoo Moon, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10362514
    Abstract: A communication system is provided that includes a network node, a first terminal which supports an EVS (Enhanced Voice Service) codec, and a second terminal. The EVS codec supports an AMR-WB (Adaptive Multi Rate Wideband) codec compatible mode and an AMR-WB codec non-compatible mode, the AMR-WB codec having a dedicated payload format, where the AMR-WB codec compatible mode is compatible with an AMR-WB codec and the AMR-WB codec non-compatible mode is non-compatible with the AMR-WB codec. The first terminal and the second terminal negotiate the AMR-WB codec non-compatible mode in a session negotiation to select the AMR-WB codec non-compatible mode to be used for the communication between the first terminal and the second terminal when the communication starts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Takako Hori
  • Patent number: 10187701
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for broadcast signal frame using a bootstrap including a symbol for signaling a BICM mode and OFDM parameters of a preamble, together are disclosed. An apparatus for generating broadcast signal frame according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a time interleaver configured to generate a time-interleaved signal by performing interleaving on a BICM output signal; and a frame builder configured to generate a broadcast signal frame including a bootstrap and a preamble using the time-interleaved signal. In this case, the bootstrap includes a symbol for signaling a BICM mode and OFDM parameters of L1-Basic of the preamble, together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sung-Ik Park, Jae-Young Lee, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Heung-Mook Kim
  • Patent number: 10142146
    Abstract: A broadcast signal receiver is provided that includes an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) demodulator configured to OFDM demodulate a received broadcast signal; a pilot detector configured to detect pilots included in the broadcast signal; a frame parser configured to parse a signal frame of the broadcast signal and to output Physical Layer Pipe (PLP) data, the signal frame comprising a bootstrap, a preamble, and a data part; and a decoder configured to perform Forward Error Correction (FEC) decoding on the PLP data. The bootstrap comprises preamble structure information about the preamble. The preamble comprises a plurality of preamble symbols. The preamble carries Layer 1 (L1) signaling data for the signal frame. A first preamble symbol has a minimum number of carriers (NoC) and the first preamble symbol comprises NoC-related information indicating an NoC for at least one remaining preamble symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10129067
    Abstract: A broadcast signal transmitter is disclosed. A broadcast signal transmitter according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises an input formatting module performing baseband formatting and outputting at least one Physical Layer Pipe (PLP) data; a BICM module error-correction processing the PLP data; a framing & interleaving module interleaving the PLP data and generating a signal frame; and a waveform generating module inserting a preamble into the signal frame and generating a broadcast signal by performing OFDM modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongseob Baek, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10103915
    Abstract: A broadcast signal receiver is disclosed. A broadcast signal receiver according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises a synchronization & demodulation module performing signal detection and OFDM demodulation on a received broadcast signal; a frame parsing & deinterleaving module performing parsing and deinterleaving of a signal frame of the broadcast signal; a demapping & decoding module performing conversion of data of at least one Physical Layer Pipe (PLP) of the broadcast signal into the bit domain and FEC decoding of the converted PLP data; and an output processing module outputting a data stream by receiving the at least one PLP data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Woosuk Ko, Chulkyu Mun, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 9866906
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and a method for providing a three-dimensional (3D) broadcasting service that may provide a two-dimensional (2D) fixed broadcasting service using a fixed broadcasting signal or a 2D mobile broadcasting service using a mobile broadcasting signal when a transmitter transmits each of a left image and a right image constituting a 3D image using the fixed broadcasting signal or the mobile broadcasting signal, and the receiver receives the fixed broadcasting signal and the mobile broadcasting signal, or may provide a 3D broadcasting service by composing an image received using the fixed broadcasting signal and an image received using the mobile broadcasting signal into a 3D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sung-Hoon Kim, Chung Hyun Ahn, Sukhee Cho, Jin Woong Kim, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 9854318
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sharing interactive media guidance application information are provided. First interactive media guidance application information that is associated with media available on a first media equipment device is provided. Second interactive media guidance application information is received at the first media equipment device. The second interactive media guidance application information is associated with media available to a second media equipment device. The first interactive media guidance application information is compared with the second interactive media guidance application information to identify at least one of a similarity and a difference between the first interactive media guidance application information and the second interactive media guidance application information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Yevgeniya Mushkatblat
  • Patent number: 9853850
    Abstract: A broadcast signal transmitter is discussed. A broadcast signal transmitter according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises an input formatting module performing baseband formatting and outputting at least one Physical Layer Pipe (PLP) data; a BICM module error-correction processing the PLP data; a framing & interleaving module interleaving the PLP data and generating a signal frame; and a waveform generating module inserting a preamble into the signal frame and generating a broadcast signal by performing OFDM modulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 9774899
    Abstract: A method for receiving media according to one embodiment comprises the following steps: selecting a receiving channel; receiving a media transport stream transmitted through the receiving channel; generating a media storage stream based on the received media transport stream; and recording the media storage stream. The media transport stream comprises at least one sync bite which represents data removed from the media transport stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyungho Kim, Jinpil Kim, Waqar Zia, Hyeonjae Lee
  • Patent number: 9722840
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a broadcast signal receiver. A broadcast signal receiver according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a synchronization/demodulation module configured to perform signal detection and OFDM demodulation on a received broadcast signal, a frame parsing and deinterleaving module configured to parse and deinterleave the signal frame of the broadcast signal, a demapping and decoding module configured to convert the data of at least one Physical Layer Pipe (PLP) of the broadcast signal into a bit domain and to perform FEC decoding on the data, and an output processing module configured to receive the data of the at least one PLP and to output a data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 9681105
    Abstract: When selecting a television program for recording, a user may configure the delivery of the selected television program and associated data and interactive applications to different user equipment devices in a home network, which may have different capabilities. Because the user equipment devices in the home network may have different capabilities, the user may wish to deliver different types and amount of content, different amounts of data, and different versions of interactive applications to the user equipment devices in the home network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd A. Walker
  • Patent number: 9614628
    Abstract: Provided are apparatuses and methods for providing a program or service transmission with associated ESG fragment(s) to a receiver within a designated location. Parameters, elements or sub-elements may be included in a service guide or other data fragment indicating the location within which the program, service and corresponding ESG fragment(s) may be broadcast. Also, the parameters, elements or sub-elements may be associated with a first network type and may be mapped to corresponding parameters, elements or sub-elements of a second network type. In one example, location parameters, elements or sub-elements corresponding to an OMA BCAST network may be mapped with corresponding location parameters, elements or sub-elements corresponding to a CDMA network. The location information may be transmitted in an ESG fragment or other data fragment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Martta Seppälä
  • Patent number: 9602866
    Abstract: A digital television (DTV) receiver for processing a DTV signal, the DTV receiver including a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a protocol version field indicating a protocol version, wherein the ETT instance further contains a CRC 32 field; a demodulator to the digital television signal; and an identifier to identify at least one pertinent ETT instance from a plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9532076
    Abstract: In an image coding apparatus to process a frame image generated by combining a plurality of different images in the side-by-side method as a coding target image, information which specifies an image block in contact with a boundary of the plurality of images is input to the image coding apparatus. A control unit sets a predetermined coding control parameter which reduces or inhibits filtering with a deblocking filter on the image block in contact with the boundary of the plurality of images specified based on the input information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yukifumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9503229
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-hyeon Bae, Young-ho Oh, Sung-hee Hwang
  • Patent number: 9414121
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for, in some cases, supplementing a broadcast media service with an on-demand service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Music Choice
    Inventors: Stuart H. Farber, Ronald M. Yurman, Jeremy C. Rosenberg, Robert M. Steinberg, John J. Feras, Jr., Daniel L. McGonigal, Donna M. O'Neill, Christina B. Tancredi, David J. Delbeccaro
  • Patent number: 9392255
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and a method for providing a three-dimensional (3D) broadcasting service that may provide a two-dimensional (2D) fixed broadcasting service using a fixed broadcasting signal or a 2D mobile broadcasting service using a mobile broadcasting signal when a transmitter transmits each of a left image and a right image constituting a 3D image using the fixed broadcasting signal or the mobile broadcasting signal, and the receiver receives the fixed broadcasting signal and the mobile broadcasting signal, or may provide a 3D broadcasting service by composing an image received using the fixed broadcasting signal and an image received using the mobile broadcasting signal into a 3D image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute
    Inventors: Sung-Hoon Kim, Chung Hyun Ahn, Sukhee Cho, Jin Woong Kim, Jin Soo Choi, Jin Woo Hong
  • Patent number: 9386343
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a current next indicator field and a section syntax indicator field, demodulating the digital television signal, and identifying at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9348691
    Abstract: In order to achieve the above-described technical object of the present invention, a method of transmitting broadcast data in a transmitter is disclosed. The method may comprise Forward Error Correction (FEC) encoding transmission unit data that carries broadcast service data, interleaving the FEC-encoded transmission unit data, demultiplexing the interleaved transmission unit data, symbol-mapping the demultiplexed transmission unit data onto constellations. MIMO-encoding the mapped transmission unit data, time-interleaving the MIMO-encoded transmission unit data. building a frame including the time-interleaved transmission unit data and physical signaling data, modulating the frame by an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) method. Herein the physical signaling data includes information on a MIMO encoding process is applied to an associated transmission unit data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hoteak Hong, Sangchul Moon, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 9338504
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a protocol version field indicating a protocol version, wherein the ETT instance further contains a CRC 32 field, demodulating the digital television signal, and identifying at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9338505
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method including receiving a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances appearing in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, and the message body includes an ETM identifier to identify the ETM, the ETM identifier having source identification information specifying a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the each ETT instance, demodulating the digital television signal, and identifying at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9307284
    Abstract: A digital television (DTV) receiver for processing a DTV signal, the DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a last section number field, wherein the ETT instance further contains a CRC 32 field, a demodulator to demodulate the digital television signal, and an identifier to identify at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9307283
    Abstract: A digital television (DTV) receiver for processing a DTV signal, the DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a current next indicator field and a section syntax indicator field, a demodulator to demodulate the digital television signal, and an identifier to identify at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9300962
    Abstract: A method for decoding video includes receiving a frame of the video that includes at least one slice and at least one tile. Each of the at least one slice and the at least one tile are not all aligned with one another. Each of the at least one slice is characterized that it is decoded independently of the other the at least one slice. Each of the at least one tile is characterized that it is a rectangular region of the frame and having coding units for the decoding arranged in a raster scan order. The at least one tile of the frame are collectively arranged in a raster scan order of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiran Misra, Christopher A. Segall
  • Patent number: 9288530
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a last section number field, wherein the ETT instance further contains a CRC 32 field, demodulating the digital television signal, and identifying at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9277269
    Abstract: A system and method for broadcasting to a plurality of client side devices over a network, such as the Internet, using visual layers for assembly in a media broadcast. In response to receiving input for simulating the media broadcast defined by content objects and arrangement of each layer in the simulation, transmitting the content objects for each of a plurality of the layers in a different live stream to each of the client side devices and transmitting design parameters defining the arrangement of the layers in the simulation to each of the client side devices. Each of the client side devices may be adapted to assemble the layers of a media broadcast according to the content objects and design parameters of the transmissions so that the content objects and design of the media broadcast assembled at each of the client side devices substantially matches that of the simulated media broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NEWROW, INC.
    Inventor: Rony Zarom
  • Patent number: 9277160
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a program listing display control apparatus including: a program listing picture storage block configured to store a program listing picture in which are disposed program time slots to which a plurality of broadcast programs are allocated; a display control block configured to control a display apparatus to display the program listing picture; a control information input block configured to input control information for controlling the acquisition of additional information to be added to the program listing picture; and an information acquisition block configured to acquire program identification information for identifying the programs to which the additional information is added and the additional information regarding the programs identified by the program identification information, on the basis of the control information input through the control information input block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Junya Ohde, Yumi Ito
  • Patent number: 9258600
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a current next indicator field, wherein the ETT instance further contains a CRC 32 field, demodulating the digital television signal and identifying at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9258590
    Abstract: A method for receiving media according to one embodiment comprises the following steps: selecting a receiving channel; receiving a media transport stream transmitted through the receiving channel; generating a media storage stream based on the received media transport stream; and recording the media storage stream. The media transport stream comprises at least one sync bite which represents data removed from the media transport stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyungho Kim, Jinpil Kim, Waqar Jia, Hyeonjae Lee
  • Patent number: 9253529
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a protocol version field indicating a protocol version and a section length field indicating a section length, demodulating the digital television signal and identifying at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9215494
    Abstract: A digital television (DTV) receiver for processing a DTV signal, the DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a current next indicator field, wherein the ETT instance further contains a CRC 32 field, a demodulator to demodulate the digital television signal and an identifier to identify at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9210462
    Abstract: A digital television (DTV) receiver for processing a DTV signal, the DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a current next indicator field and a private indicator field indicating a private indicator, a demodulator to demodulate the digital television signal and an identifier to identify at least one pertinent ETT instance rom the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9185452
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a protocol version field indicating a protocol version and a section syntax indicator field indicating a section syntax indicator, demodulating the digital television signal and identifying at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9185453
    Abstract: A digital television (DTV) receiver for processing a DTV signal, the DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a current next indicator field and a section length field indicating a section length, a demodulator to demodulate the digital television signal and an identifier to identify at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9179179
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a current next indicator field and a private indicator field indicating a private indicator, demodulating the digital television signal and identifying at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9179178
    Abstract: A digital television (DTV) receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a current next indicator field and a last section number field indicating a last section number, a demodulator to demodulate the digital television signal and an identifier to identify at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9179177
    Abstract: A digital television (DTV) receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a protocol version field indicating a protocol version and a section syntax indicator field indicating a section syntax indicator, a demodulator to demodulate the digital television signal and an identifier to identify at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9167291
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a current next indicator field and a section length field indicating a section length, demodulating the digital television signal and identifying at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9148692
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a current next indicator field and a last section number field indicating a last section number, demodulating the digital television signal and identifying at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9131262
    Abstract: A DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a protocol version field indicating a protocol version and a section length field indicating a section length, a demodulator to demodulate the digital television signal and an identifier to identify at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Pil Kim, Kyung Mee Lee
  • Patent number: 9124848
    Abstract: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the video data is digital caption data or analog caption data on the basis of caption information included in the supplementary information, and outputting a control signal according to a result of the determining; a digital caption decoder for extracting and decoding digital caption data from the video data according to the control signal; and an analog caption decoder for extracting and decoding analog caption data from the video data according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Tae Jin Park
  • Patent number: 9118432
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing users with a real time or near-real time indications of media channels or programs that are currently receiving the most usage or consumption within a defined population of users are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method receives media usage data for currently airing media while the media is being aired and creates an ordered list of media channels or programs for presentation, based at least in part on the media usage data. The method then presents the ordered list of media channels or programs while the media is being aired. In an embodiment, a system further provides the ability to easily select and tune one of the indicated channels or programs in an interactive interface. In an embodiment, the selected media channels or programs are sold on demand or as part of a service upgrade if they are not included in a user's current subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: CSC HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick J. Donoghue, Jonathan Greenfield, Wilton J. Hildenbrand, Jr., Kristin A. Dolan, Jean A. Adams, Melissa R. Stuhl
  • Patent number: 9100704
    Abstract: A method for reestablishing presentation of a paused media program is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Set-Top Box (STB) located in a building can have a controller element that presents a media program to a media device operable only in the building, pauses presentation of the media program responsive to a pause request, generates a departure mark that identifies a presentation point in the media program associated with the pause request, receives a request to resume presentation of the media program from the departure mark at a portable communication device capable of maintaining communications with the STB outside the building, and transmits to the portable communication device a presentation of the media program from the departure mark. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventor: Juan Cordoba
  • Patent number: 9060333
    Abstract: A method for acquiring and maintaining Global Positioning System (GPS) synchronization is provided for use in the wireless communication system. The method includes receiving, by at least one Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, GPS absolute time information and GPS information from at least one GPS satellite; transmitting, from the at least one GPS receiver, to a base station, reference time information generated based on the GPS absolute time information; and generating, by the base station, base station absolute time information based on the reference time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Sungwook Hwang
  • Publication number: 20150150056
    Abstract: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body, the section header containing a table identification (ID) extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT instance, the message body containing an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT instance, wherein the section header further contains a current next indicator field and a last section number field indicating a last section number, demodulating the digital television signal and identifying at least one pertinent ETT instance from the plurality of ETT instances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Pil KIM, Kyung Mee LEE
  • Publication number: 20150150055
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a server for transmitting and receiving messages for a signaling (S) layer in MMT (Moving Picture Experts Group Media Transport), which includes a first sub-layer of the S layer for producing first messages to provide information necessary for the use of MPEG, a second sub-layer of the S layer for producing second messages to provide information used for delivering MPEG media, and a delivery (D) layer for making external and internal deliveries of the first and the second messages, wherein each of the first and the second messages includes at least one field corresponding to each of the message type, version, length, extension field and payload.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Sung-Oh Hwang, Yong-Han Kim, Kyung-Mo Park, Sung-Ryeul Rhyu, Jae-Yeon Song
  • Patent number: 9043841
    Abstract: A display device such as a TV has both HDMI and IP network interfaces and uses the HDMI interface to exchange IP network parameters with an audio video application module (AVAM) upon HDMI connection. In this way, an IP-based peer-to-peer or client-server network connection can be automatically established to promote faster communication when sharing and executing applications between the devices than is typically available over the CEC link of HDMI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Jenke Wu Kuo, Aravind Babu Asam, Tanmay Agnihotri
  • Patent number: RE46157
    Abstract: A receiving system and a method for processing data in the receiving system are disclosed. The receiving system includes a receiving unit, a first handler, and a second handler. The receiving unit receives a broadcast signal through a mobile broadcast network. Herein, the broadcast signal includes mobile service data and a first signaling table. And, the first signaling table includes service guide transmission information and service guide bootstrapping information on the mobile service data. The first handler acquires the service guide bootstrapping information based upon the service guide transmission information included in the first signaling table. And, the second handler accesses a service guide by using the acquired service guide bootstrapping information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jae Hyung Song, Gomer Thomas