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1. (WO1997019538) HOME MULTIMEDIA NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
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Pub. No.: WO/1997/019538 International Application No.: PCT/US1996/018798
Publication Date: 29.05.1997 International Filing Date: 21.11.1996
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 13.06.1997
IPC:
H04L 12/28 (2006.01) ,H04N 21/426 (2011.01) ,H04N 21/43 (2011.01) ,H04N 21/436 (2011.01) ,H04N 21/4363 (2011.01)
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
12
Data switching networks
28
characterised by path configuration, e.g. LAN [Local Area Networks] or WAN [Wide Area Networks]
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
41
Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
426
Internal components of the client
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
43
Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
43
Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
436
Interfacing a local distribution network, e.g. communicating with another STB or inside the home
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
43
Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
436
Interfacing a local distribution network, e.g. communicating with another STB or inside the home
4363
Adapting the video stream to a specific local network, e.g. a IEEE 1394 or Bluetooth network
Applicants:
SAMSUNG INFORMATION SYSTEMS AMERICA [US/US]; 3655 North First Street San Jose, CA 95134, US
Inventors:
HUMPLEMAN, Richard; US
Agent:
BECKER, Stephen, A. ; Lowe, Price, LeBlanc & Becker Suite 300 99 Canal Center Plaza Alexandria, VA 22314, US
HANKINS, John, A.; Lowe Price, Leblanc & Becker 90 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 300 Alexandria, VA 22314, US
Priority Data:
08/561,75822.11.1995US
Title (EN) HOME MULTIMEDIA NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
(FR) ARCHITECTURE DE RESEAU DOMESTIQUE MULTIMEDIA
Abstract:
(EN) A home network architecture has an internal digital network interconnecting devices in the home. Entertainment services are introduced into the network through network interface units that are coupled to an external network and to the internal network. The network interface units perform the necessary interfacing between the external and internal networks, and make the entertainment services available to all terminals connected to the internal network. A plurality of set-top electronics that do not have network interface units connect to the internal network and prepare the information in the digital data stream for display, by a television, for example.
(FR) Une architecture de réseau domestique comprend un réseau numérique intense qui relie entre eux des dispositifs situés dans le bâtiment. Des services de divertissement sont introduits dans le réseau par l'intermédiaire d'unités d'interface de réseau qui sont couplées à un réseau externe et au réseau interne. Les unités d'interface de réseau assurent l'interface nécessaire entre les réseaux externe et interne et permettent à tous les terminaux connectés au réseau interne de recevoir les services de divertissement. Une pluralité de coffrets électroniques ne possédant pas d'unités d'interface de réseau se connectent au réseau interne et préparent les informations contenues dans le flux de données numériques pour qu'elles s'affichent sur une télévision par exemple.
Designated States: CA, CN, IL, JP, KR, MX
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
MXPA/a/1998/004095IL124606EP0862826JP2006191558JP2000513513 CN1207844
CA2238394KR1019990071576