Transmitter Patents (Class 725/67)
  • Patent number: 9992549
    Abstract: A transmission method includes: generating one or more transfer frames that each store one or more streams used for content transfer; and transmitting the one or more generated frames through broadcast, each of the one or more streams storing one or more second transfer units, each of the one or more second transfer units storing one or more first transfer units, and each of the one or more first transfer units storing one or more Internet Protocol (IP) packets. In at least one stream among the one or more streams, each of the first transfer units positioned at a head contains reference clock information indicating time used for reproduction of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Noritaka Iguchi, Tadamasa Toma, Hisaya Katou
  • Patent number: 9749662
    Abstract: A communications system for an aircraft carrying personal electronic devices (PEDs) for wireless data communications includes a satellite video receiver, wireless local area network (WLAN) circuitry configured to provide a WLAN within the aircraft, and a processor and memory coupled thereto. The processor is configured to store video content from the satellite video receiver in the memory based upon a popularity rating of the video content, and supply stored video content to the PEDs via the WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: THALES, INC.
    Inventors: Scott D. Easterling, R. Michael Keen, Jason Funderburk
  • Patent number: 9015772
    Abstract: An interactive gaming channel presented on a monitor, with a plurality of transponders being used to present the games available at a given time. Such a channel in accordance with the present invention comprises a game selection screen, comprising a genre selection area and a game selection area, related to the genre selection area, wherein a viewer of the monitor selects a game to be played from a plurality of games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Thompson, Richard F. Purpura, Eric W. Adams, Andrew K. Shiozaki
  • Patent number: 8997141
    Abstract: An application management server includes: a terminal management table storage unit configured to store terminal device identification data for identifying a terminal device and information indicating whether or not transmission of notification data is necessary while correlating the terminal device identification data with the information; a registration request reception unit configured to receive from the terminal device, a registration request for registering transmission of notification data, and update the terminal management table storage unit based on the registration request; a release request reception unit configured to receive from the terminal device, a release request for releasing transmission of notification data, and update the terminal management table storage unit based on the release request; a via-broadcasting notification transmission unit configured to perform a process of including notification data in a broadcasting signal and transmitting the notification data; and a via-communicatio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Hoso Kyokai
    Inventors: Shigeaki Mitsuya, Kinji Matsumura, Akitsugu Baba, Hiroshi Fujisawa, Masaru Takechi, Yasuaki Kanatsugu, Hiroyuki Hamada
  • Patent number: 8997158
    Abstract: A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) Receiver Targeting service is disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) Receiver Targeting service, the method comprises receiving broadcast signal including first signaling information and second signaling information, identifying an NRT service based on the first signaling information, parsing a Receiver Targeting Descriptor from the second signaling information, determining validity of the NRT service or an NRT content based on a targeting_criterion_type_code included in the Receiver Targeting Descriptor, and downloading the NRT service or the NRT content when a receiver determines the NRT service or the NRT content to be valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jong Yeul Suh, Kwan Suk Kim, Gomer Thomas, Jae Hyung Song, Jin Pil Kim, Ho Taek Hong, Joon Hui Lee
  • Patent number: 8988495
    Abstract: A method for controlling an image display apparatus includes determining a type of a video signal included in an input signal, determining whether three-dimensional (3D) format information is included in the input signal, if the video signal is a 3D video signal, requesting 3D format information about the video signal to a server that stores 3D format information, if the input signal does not include the 3D format information about the video signal, and processing, upon receipt of 3D format information from the server in response to the 3D format information request, the video signal according to the 3D format information and displaying a 3D image based on the processed video signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Eletronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jeongsim Kim
  • Patent number: 8973060
    Abstract: There is provided a method where a terminal amplifies an MBS signal that the terminal receives using a terminal in an MBS service, transmits the amplified signal to another terminal and controls it in order to overcome the fact it is not possible to provide high quality contents over a broad area due to interference signals between MBS zones, a terminal is used as a repeater at MBS transmission time only, and an output of a repeating signal of the terminal is controlled so that an excessive interference signal for another MBS area is not generated when the terminal operates as a repeater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Young-Il Kim
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140337896
    Abstract: A receiver is used with third code blocks based on first code blocks, second code blocks, and a planning code block. The first code blocks are associated with a first sequence number and modulated with a first modulation scheme. The second code blocks are associated with a second sequence number and modulated with a second modulation scheme. The planning code block associates the third code blocks with the first code blocks and the second code blocks. The receiver includes a de-multiplexing portion, which includes a code block selector and a look up table, that outputs a de-multiplexed signal based on the third code blocks. The code block selector selects a code block from the third code blocks to output as the de-multiplexed signal based on entries in the look up table. The receiver also includes a recovery portion that outputs received code blocks based on the de-multiplexed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Liming Qin, Marwan Adas, Prachi Raikar, David Roos, Yezdi Antia, Neal Becker
  • Patent number: 8887205
    Abstract: A method for dynamic routing is provided. Status information of a multichannel video and data distribution service (MVDDS) channel from customer premises equipment (CPE) is received. The status information is evaluated to determine if data destined for the CPE over the MVDDS channel should be routed over a secondary channel. Data destined for the CPE is route over the secondary channel when the data is determined to be routed over the secondary channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Steven J. Schecter
  • Patent number: 8887206
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for delivering three-dimensional (3-D) content. The device includes a receiving unit configured to receive a first signal containing at least two-dimensional (2-D) content, a processing unit configured to (i) determine an amount of a difference in the content in the first signal to be visualized by a left visual sensor and a right visual sensor, (ii) determine whether the amount of the difference is less than or equal to a predetermined minimum value, and to discard the signal to be visualized by one of the right and left visual sensors when the amount is determined to be less than or equal to the predetermined minimum value, and (iii) generate a second signal containing the 2-D content of the first signal and 3-D content in which the first signal to be visualized by the one of the right and left visual sensors is discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: CSTEREO3D, LLC
    Inventors: Robert S. Block, Thomas Forrester, Sue Hodge
  • Patent number: 8881202
    Abstract: A data delivery system leverages existing satellite infrastructure to deliver massive data sets (e.g., genomic data) to last-mile, remote or rural, locations. The system repurposes existing high-capacity satellite links normally used to broadcast entertainment content by creating customized channels specifically adapted to delivering large data sets to be stored upon computer systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nant Holdings IP, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Wittenschlaeger
  • Publication number: 20140325569
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is provided in which a satellite uplink device is positioned to distribute an event. Data is collected from one or more automatic sensor device associated with the satellite uplink device. An optimal position of the satellite uplink device is calculated based on at least the data collected from the one or more sensor devices. The location of one or more satellites in orbit is determined and one or more satellites are selected as a preferred satellite. The satellite uplink device is automatically positioned in the calculated optimal position to connect with the preferred satellite without user intervention. However, a user at a remote location may communicate instructions to change the position the satellite uplink device. User instructions are converted into one or more actuator commands and are wirelessly transmitted to the satellite uplink device for changing its position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: MOONTUNES, INC.
    Inventors: Shinya Suzuki, Roger McNamee, Glenn Evans, Mark Richards Frederick
  • Patent number: 8875190
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring signals corresponding to a satellite having a first transponder generating a first plurality of channel signals, a plurality of integrated receiver decoders receiving the first plurality of signals and generating a first plurality of received channel signals corresponding to the first plurality of channel signals and a monitoring system displaying all of the first plurality of received channel signals corresponding to the first transponder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Eduardo Barroso
  • Patent number: 8875175
    Abstract: A digital video viewing system including methods for user selection of video advertisement content and time of display of video advertisements during a live video content stream. The digital video viewing system includes modules for receiving, evaluating and transmitting data within the digital video viewing system and to Internet protocol content providers. Also shown are methods for recording and re-playing live internet protocol content in conjunction with the video advertisement display methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Network Entertainment International LLC
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, True Xiong, Stewart Stremler
  • Patent number: 8869212
    Abstract: A media content receiver receives a message including an address. The receiver processes the address to determine whether the address is associated with the media content receiver. Additionally, if a removable circuit device is installed in the receiver, the receiver processes the address to determine whether the address is associated with the installed removable circuit device. If the address is associated with the media content receiver, the receiver processes the message. If the address is associated with the removable circuit device, the receiver transfers the message to the removable circuit device, which then processes the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventor: Nicholas Brandon Newell
  • Patent number: 8862761
    Abstract: A system and method for a operating a content distribution system includes a destination device and a requesting device that communicates a primary audio stream secondary audio stream and a video stream to the destination device. The destination device communicates the primary audio stream to a display. The destination device includes a secondary decoder configured to decode the secondary audio stream to form a decoded secondary audio stream. The destination device combines the secondary decoded audio stream and the primary audio stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Diem V. Nguyen, Noreen Fong, Mark C. Guidarelli, Titus Winters
  • Patent number: 8842223
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmitter apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a transmitter system capable of easily transmitting a wideband signal. The transmitter apparatus includes: a first acquisition unit that obtains first transmission control information; a second acquisition unit that obtains second transmission control information similar to information input to another transmitter apparatus; and a generating unit that processes transmission target data based on a parameter contained in the first transmission control information and generates data including the processed transmission target data and the second transmission control information. The present technology can be applied to a transmitter apparatus that transmits a DVB-C2 signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroo Takahashi, Lachlan Bruce Michael, Takashi Yokokawa, Naoki Yoshimochi, Takahiro Okada
  • Patent number: 8843954
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an information transmission method, system and data card, wherein the method comprises: a sender scrambling original information in a predetermined scrambling way, and sending scrambled information to a receiver; the receiver receiving the scrambled information, and descrambling the scrambled information in a predetermined descrambling way to obtain the original information, wherein the predetermined scrambling way corresponds to the predetermined descrambling way. In accordance with the disclosure, contents to be transmitted are scrambled and the scrambled contents are sent to the receiver, and the receiver can restore the transmitted contents by performing descrambling according to the scrambling way used by the sender. The disclosure can avoid the transmitted contents from being monitored, as well as avoid the keys from being stolen; therefore, the security of the transmitted contents is effectively improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Shiliang Guo, Longan Xiao
  • Patent number: 8839312
    Abstract: Multiple systems for delivering satellite signals are described. An embodiment in accordance with the present invention comprises a receive antenna, including at least one low noise block amplifier (LNB), and a module, coupled to and proximate the receive antenna, the module comprising a multiswitch, coupled to the LNB, for directing the satellite signals received by the LNB to a plurality of outputs of the multiswitch, a plurality of tuners, respectively coupled to the outputs of the multiswitch, for tuning to a plurality of specific portions of the satellite signals in a respective fashion, the specific portions of the satellite signals selected based on commands received from a plurality of receivers, and an interface for delivering the specific portions of the satellite signals to the plurality of receivers, wherein the specific portions of the satellite signals are combined into a single combined signal and delivered to the plurality of receivers on a single output of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. James, Dipak M. Shah
  • Publication number: 20140229997
    Abstract: Provided is a technology applicable to a broad signal to noise ratio (SNR) environment for a satellite communication and broadcasting service, including a mapper to modulate a forward error correction frame based on a predetermined constellation, a physical layer header processor to add a physical layer header to the modulated forward error correction frame, a physical layer frame spreader to spread a physical layer frame of the modulated forward error correction frame, and a physical layer scrambler to scramble the added physical layer header and the spread physical layer frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Pan Soo KIM, Deock Gil OH
  • Patent number: 8793745
    Abstract: A receiver is used with third code blocks based on first code blocks, second code blocks, and a planning code block. The first code blocks are associated with a first sequence number and modulated with a first modulation scheme. The second code blocks are associated with a second sequence number and modulated with a second modulation scheme. The planning code block associates the third code blocks with the first code blocks and the second code blocks. The receiver includes a de-multiplexing portion, which includes a code block selector and a look up table, that outputs a de-multiplexed signal based on the third code blocks. The code block selector selects a code block from the third code blocks to output as the de-multiplexed signal based on entries in the look up table. The receiver also includes a recovery portion that outputs received code blocks based on the de-multiplexed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Liming Qin, Marwan Adas, Prachi Raikar, David Roos, Yezdi Antia, Neal Becker
  • Patent number: 8780903
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for supporting a variable-length transport packet in a audio and video communication system. Data to be transmitted through a transport packet is determined. A header of the transport packet is generated. The header includes a start sync signal. When a length of the transport packet exceeds a reference size, at least one intermediate sync signal is inserted into the transport packet according to a pre-defined interval. The transport packet is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sung-Hee Hwang, Hak-Ju Lee, Se-Ho Myung, Jin-Hee Jeong
  • Patent number: 8782728
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus to enable addressable advertising content delivery in which multiple addressable content streams are sent in a transport multiplex, Addressable Content Channel Multiplex, different from the Primary Channel Multiplex on which the Primary Channel is delivered. The Primary Channel is network stream onto which the addressable content is to be inserted. Seamless switch between the Primary Channel and the addressable content streams on the Addressable Content Channel Multiplex is accomplished by using Receiver stored content as interim buffers to which the switching happens prior to switching to a different transport multiplex. These buffers feed the audio and video decoders with content, during the time it takes for the tuner to switch to a different transport multiplex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: M/S Amagi Technologies Private Limited
    Inventors: Baskar Subramanian, Srinivasan Karapattu, Srividhya Srinivasan
  • Publication number: 20140196097
    Abstract: A communication system using the DVB-S2 standard, and its associated frame structure, comprises at least two users Ui, characterized in that the super-frame ST1 associated with the first user U1 is composed of at least one frame T1 each composed of at least one header, of a data part, the said super-frame ST1 comprising a number d1 of “dummy” variable size frames consisting of s1 slots, the super-frame ST2 associated with the second user U2 is composed of one or more frames T2 each composed of at least one header, of a data part, the said super-frame ST2 comprising a number d2 of “dummy” variable size frames consisting of s2 slots, the system comprises a module NCC adapted for determining the number d1 and the number d2 of dummies to be introduced so that the temporal duration of ST2 is equal to the temporal duration of ST1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Marc TOURET, Katy GOURLAOUEN
  • Patent number: 8774225
    Abstract: Services and service components in a broadcast network may be mapped to disparate physical layer transmission channels (PLPs) using logical layer pipes (LLPs). The use of LLPs allows different service components of a single service to be mapped to physical layer transmission channels (PLPs). Accordingly, service components may be shared among different services. Additionally or alternatively, different functions (e.g., different error detection or correction protocols) may be applied to each service components of a service. A receiver may identify services, service components and corresponding PLPs based on LLP identifiers. The receiver may then access and receive desired services and service components through the identified PLPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Jani Väre, Jyrki Alamaunu, Harri J. Pekonen, Jussi Vesma
  • Publication number: 20140189754
    Abstract: Various systems, methods and devices adaptively manage the multicast delivery of multiple media programs. Each of the media programs is encoded into multiple media streams, each stream having a different bitrate, frame rate, resolution or other encoding parameter. A computer receives feedback about the delivery of the multiple streams and automatically adapts the number of streams available for at least one of the multiple media programs in response to the received feedback. This allows resources to be applied to those multicast streams having the greatest user demand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Drew Major, Mark B. Hurst, Herrick Muhlestein
  • Patent number: 8760587
    Abstract: A remote control device is operative to enable and facilitate user control of video systems that are operative to provide one or more three-dimensional (3D) viewing effects. According to an exemplary embodiment, the remote control device includes a user input terminal having an input element operative to receive user inputs to adjust at least one of a volume setting and a channel setting of a video system, and further operative to receive user inputs to adjust a three-dimensional (3-D) viewing effect of the video system. A transmitter is operative to transmit control signals to the video system in response to the user inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Dong Tian, Peng Yin, Wang Lin Lai, Zhenyu Wu, Chad Andrew Lefevre
  • Publication number: 20140173668
    Abstract: A fast blind scan method first initializes pointers to fetch a block of spectrum and then checks whether the block contains a high spectrum signal and whether the difference between a carrier frequency of the high spectrum signal and a start pointer is greater than a first threshold. When the high spectrum signal is absent or the difference is not greater than the first threshold, it checks whether there is a full band channel in the block. When the full band channel exists, a signal detection and parameter extraction operation is performed and the start pointer is set to be a frequency of a second cross point. Then, it checks whether the difference between the start pointer and an end pointer is greater than a second threshold and, if not, a carrier frequency pointer is set to enable a tuner to fetch a next block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Chieh TSENG, Chih-Yao CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8754992
    Abstract: A system and method for programming a remote control includes pressing keys to enter a programming mode. State changes are communicated from the remote to a set top box. A user selects a device to be controlled and instructions are communicated to a user. The set top box tracks signals received from the remote corresponding to a device code entered by the user into the remote. A program guides and informs the user of programming success or failure based on signals received by the set top box. The remote includes a transmitter and runs a program associating a particular device code with a particular electronic device. The set top box includes a receiver for receiving signals from the transmitter and runs a program providing an interface on a display. The interface guides the user through programming in response to signals received by the set top box from the remote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kim W. Schulze, Roshan Menon
  • Patent number: 8754779
    Abstract: A system comprising multiple devices that are operable when servicing a device-under service is described. A DAQ device is operable to generate input data from input signals received from the device-under-service and to transmit the input data to a display device via a wireless network. The DAQ device comprises multiple buffers to store the input data. One of the buffers stores two frames of the input data, which can be live input data or historical input data. At any one time, a display at the display device visually presents one frame of input data for each respective input channel of the DAQ device. At any one time, a display at the DAQ device visually presents a half-frame of input data for each respective input channel of the DAQ device. Another buffer at the DAQ device can store more than two frames of input data including historical input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy G. Ruther, Ronald A. Lattanzi
  • Patent number: 8738070
    Abstract: Each of a plurality of wireless base stations includes: a storage unit that stores flag that indicates whether or not its own station is master base station; a determination unit that determines a wireless parameter set that is set in channels used for transmission of MBMS data; a notification unit that, when its own station is master base station, reports the wireless parameter set determined in the determination unit to other wireless base stations; an acquisition unit that, when its own station is not master base station, acquires a wireless parameter set reported from master base station; and a setting unit that, when its own station is master base station, sets the wireless parameter set determined in the determination unit in the channels; and when its own station is not master base station, sets the wireless parameter set acquired in the acquisition unit to the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Shindo
  • Patent number: 8726317
    Abstract: A method of converting a modulated optical signal to an encoded electrical signal is provided. The method utilizes a device comprising an electrooptic sideband generator, an optical filter, and an optical/electrical converter. Initially, the modulated optical signal, which carries encoded optical data, is directed to an optical input of the electrooptic sideband generator. The electrooptic sideband generator is driven to generate frequency sidebands about a carrier frequency of the input optical signal. The optical filter is utilized to discriminate between the frequency sidebands and the carrier frequency and combine sidebands-of-interest to yield at least one frequency-converted optical signal comprising a millimeter wave modulation frequency. The frequency converted optical signal carries the encoded optical data and the modulation frequency is a function of the spacing of the sidebands-of-interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: David W. Nippa, Richard W. Ridgway
  • Patent number: 8726318
    Abstract: A multimedia information receiving apparatus receives multimedia information which is transmitted by a broadcast system and receives multimedia information which is simultaneously transmitted by another transmission system such as IP communications, and generates one received information by selecting elements having a few errors from elements of demodulated broadcast system information and elements of demodulated other transmission system information and then arranging the selected elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuaki Takimoto, Masahiro Abukawa, Shinji Akatsu
  • Patent number: 8689263
    Abstract: A frequency translation module for delivering satellite signals to Integrated Receiver Decoders (IRDs). The module comprises at least one input for receiving polarized satellite signals, wherein at least one input is coupled to at least one low noise block amplifier (LNB), at least one legacy output, the legacy output coupled to the input through a multiswitch, wherein each legacy output selects a polarization of a satellite signal based on a Legacy IRD command directly to the multiswitch, and at least one combined output, the combined output coupled to the multiswitch through an interface, wherein at least one new IRD selectively commands the frequency translation module such that each new IRD receives a portion of a satellite signal based on commands received from each IRD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. James, Dipak M. Shah
  • Patent number: 8683531
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment of the invention, a digital data stream is divided into at least two complementary digital substreams and delayed in time. The first digital substream and the second digital substream are transmitted by the broadcasting systems with a time offset in accordance with the broadcasting principle such that any receiver can use the respectively intact part of the other complementary digital substream in order to ensure a seamless media reception when a break in the transmission or reception occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Tim Fuss, Christian Schaupmann
  • Patent number: 8670437
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for service acquisition. In an aspect, a method is provided for service acquisition. The method includes generating one or more channel switch video (CSV) signals associated with one or more multimedia signals, encoding the CSV signals and the multimedia signals to produce error coded blocks, and encapsulating the error coded blocks into a multiplex signal. In an aspect, an apparatus is provided for service acquisition. The apparatus includes a source encoder configured to generate one or more channel switch video (CSV) signals associated with one or more multimedia signals, an error encoder configured to encode the CSV signals and the multimedia signals to produce error coded blocks, and a packer configured to encapsulate the error coded blocks into a multiplex signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gordon Kent Walker, Phanikumar Bhamidipati, Vijayalakshmi R. Raveendran
  • Publication number: 20140059620
    Abstract: The video data buffering apparatus and associated methods provide audio and video data buffering in a video processing device. Specifically, the system relates to the use of a circular buffer and linked list FIFO employed in a video processing system, wherein video data packets from multiple video streams are stored in a common buffer to compensate for transport packet jitter. The apparatus and methods enable the system to store multiple QAM video stream packets in a common memory buffer. Linked list FIFOS are generated to identify the packets and their location within the common memory buffer. The linked list information is used to transfer the data between the common memory buffer and a modulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: THOMSON LICENSING
    Inventor: Steven Charles Rhoads
  • Publication number: 20140059619
    Abstract: A video and digital multimedia aggregator includes a content decoder, coder (codec) and formatter. The codec formatter receives coding and formatting requests that characterize input source content and desired output target content. Data conveyed about the source and target content may include parameters such as physical and/or logical addresses, coding and compression parameters, format descriptions, content size, description of auxiliary services, and other metadata elements that may be required for coding and formatting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: William D. Swart, John S. McCoskey, Michael L. Asmussen
  • Patent number: 8650604
    Abstract: A protocol for wireless transmission of audio/video (A/V) information is provided. The protocol includes sending a request message from a requester to a responder for changing A/V format of an A/V stream transmission between the requester and the responder over a wireless communication medium. In reply to the request message, sending a response message from the responder to the requester for synchronizing the A/V format change. The requester and the responder changing the A/V format of the A/V stream in synchrony.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ju-Lan Hsu, Huai-Rong Shao, Chiu Ngo
  • Patent number: 8621525
    Abstract: Multiple systems for delivering satellite video signals are disclosed. An embodiment of the present invention comprises a module comprising a multiswitch, the multiswitch selectively directing the satellite video signals to a plurality of outputs of the multiswitch, an interface for delivering the satellite video signals to at least one receiver, and a power inserter, coupled between the interface and the at least one receiver, for controlling the flow of signals between the multiswitch and the at least one receiver, wherein the power inserter continuously flows the satellite video signals to the at least one receiver while selectively flowing commands between the module and the at least one receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. James, Dipak M. Shah
  • Patent number: 8578427
    Abstract: A method of swapping channels in a broadcast system includes a broadcast operation channel management system receiving broadcast operation channel swap data for a first station and a second station. The channel swap data comprises an effective date, a first station identifier and a first position and a second station identifier and a second position. A traffic scheduling system database communicates a first channel mapping data for a first channel to the broadcast operation channel management system. The traffic scheduling system database communicates a second channel mapping for a second channel to the broadcast operation channel management system. The broadcast operation channel updates the first channel mapping to form a first updated first channel mapping by setting a first end date of the first channel mapping to the effective date for the first station and communicating the first updated first channel mapping to the traffic scheduling database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph T Hayes, Trang V Luu, Mark T Takamoto, Jonathan L Tronson, Gilbert Zaldivar
  • Patent number: 8577282
    Abstract: A method for reporting multi-address information comprises a step wherein each of mobile stations (UE) obtains the positional information relating to the mobile stations (UE) and manages information relating to the obtained positional information, a step for reporting multi-address information provided with an electronic signature to each of the mobile stations (UE), a step wherein each of the mobile stations (UE) verifies the multi-address information by use of the electronic signature provided to the received multi-address information, a step wherein each of the mobile stations (UE), when the verifying is successful, compares positional information contained in the multi-address information with the positional information being managed, and a step wherein each of the mobile stations (UE) performs processing in response to the multi-address information on the basis of the result of comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari, Itsuma Tanaka, Minami Ishii, Alf Zugenmaier
  • Patent number: 8572661
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for receiving satellite television signals. A centralized system component may be provided in association with the satellite antenna. The centralized system component includes at least one or more tuners and one or more demodulators. The centralized component may provide output through a network adaptor that provides output through a single output, which is a coaxial cable in one embodiment. The centralized component may send output in the form of packetized data directed to one or more set-top boxes by way of a network transaction. The set-top box or boxes may be operable to receive the network transaction and to process the data, as appropriate, for display on a TV/monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Stephen Strong, Frederick R. Tuck, Daniel Alexander Landreth
  • Patent number: 8565614
    Abstract: A digital data transmission device is provided comprising optical waveguide architecture, a sideband generator, a modulation controller, an optical filter, a data mapping unit, and a phase controller. The optical waveguide architecture is configured to direct an optical signal through the sideband generator and the optical filter. The sideband generator comprises an electrooptic interferometer comprising first and second waveguide arms. The modulation controller is configured to generate an electrical drive signal to drive the sideband generator at a control voltage that is substantially larger than V? to generate optical frequency sidebands about a carrier frequency of the optical signal. The optical filter is configured to discriminate between the optical frequency sidebands and the optical carrier frequency such that optical sidebands of interest can be directed through the optical waveguide architecture as an optical millimeter wave signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventor: Richard W. Ridgway
  • Patent number: 8559871
    Abstract: Provided are a satellite VSAT apparatus and a control method thereof. The satellite VSAT apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention can switch a modulation type of a signal to be transmitted from an indoor unit (IDU) to the outdoor unit to a linear or non-linear type in a case in which outputting of a transmitted signal is not controlled to an outdoor unit due to limitations, that is, there is no function such as an automatic signal level control in a block up-converter (BUC), a case in which transmission output limitation is large due to a lot of interference requirements for an adjacent channel, a case in which the number of adjacent channels (carriers) is large, or a case in which adjacent channel interference is large due to a frequency in a satellite multi-beam environment and polarization reuse, in a satellite VSAT apparatus system which aims at a low-priced user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Pan Soo Kim, Jae Hee Han, Dae Ig Chang, Ho Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 8549565
    Abstract: Multiple systems for delivering satellite signals are described. An embodiment in accordance with the present invention comprises a receive antenna, including at least one low noise block amplifier (LNB), and a module, coupled to and proximate the receive antenna, the module comprising a multiswitch, coupled to the LNB, for directing the satellite signals received by the LNB to a plurality of outputs of the multiswitch, a plurality of tuners, respectively coupled to the outputs of the multiswitch, for tuning to a plurality of specific portions of the satellite signals in a respective fashion, the specific portions of the satellite signals selected based on commands received from a plurality of receivers, and an interface for delivering the specific portions of the satellite signals to the plurality of receivers, wherein the specific portions of the satellite signals are combined into a single combined signal and delivered to the plurality of receivers on a single output of the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. James, Dipak M. Shah
  • Patent number: 8549564
    Abstract: A wireless access system comprises a base station and a control system. The base station wirelessly broadcasts a pilot signal including a network access provider identifier that identifies a wireless video service. The base station wirelessly receives a wireless video uplink request from a wireless video device in response to the pilot signal. The control system processes reservation data for the base station to determine if the wireless video device has a current wireless video uplink reservation and directs the base station to provide a wireless video uplink to the wireless video device if the wireless video device has the current wireless video uplink reservation. The base station wirelessly receives video data from the wireless video device over the wireless video uplink as directed by the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: John Michael Everson, Jarrod A. Nichols, Jason R. Delker, Bradley Allen Kropf
  • Patent number: 8522037
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for user authentication required for conducting online financial institution transactions. The disclosed embodiments leverage the capabilities of platforms other than conventional personal computers and laptops, such as gaming consoles and wireless devices. Unique intrinsic user activities, such as controller motions or activities, built-in hardware signatures or other input data are used as the authentication mechanism, so as to provide a higher degree of security in the overall authentication process by lessening the likelihood of password replication or interception during network communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel P. Shnowske, William Treadwell, Todd Keith Inskeep, Helene Urban Mele
  • Patent number: 8479234
    Abstract: A system of local television signals includes a plurality of local collection facilities. Each a local collection facilities includes a plurality of primary receiver decoder circuit modules comprising a first receiver decoder circuit module. The first receiver decoder circuit module receives a first channel signal and forms a first decoded signal. The local collection facility also includes an encoder in communication with the first receiver decoder circuit module forming an encoded signal. A multiplexer multiplexing the first encoded signal into a multiplexed signal and a network switch communicating the multiplexed signal through a network. Collectively, the plurality of local collection facilities communicates a plurality of multiplexed signals through the network. The system also includes a remote collection facility in communication with the plurality of local collection facilities that generate an output signal in response to the plurality of multiplexed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren M. St. Laurent, Daniel M. Miner, David T. Boltz, Carl D. Ostrom, Mitchell B. Wasden