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1. (WO2018165527) CONNECTOR DEVICE WITH ANTENNA CONNECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/165527    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/021705
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: H04N 21/61
H04N 21/4363
H04N 21/437
H04N 5/44
H04N 5/14
Applicants: ROKU, INC.
Inventors: GARNER, Gregory
THOMAS, Tito
Title: CONNECTOR DEVICE WITH ANTENNA CONNECTION
Abstract:
The present disclosure described devices, components, connectors, and cables that connect an audio-visual device to an external antenna. Some embodiments describe a device connector for connecting the audio-visual device to an external cable. The device connector may include a supply port that is configured to receive power, data signals, and/or some combination of power and data from a source external to the audio-visual device. The device connector may also include an antenna port that is configured to connect the audio-visual device to an external antenna that is, for example, part of the same. Additionally, the device connector may include a detection mechanism that detects the presence of an antenna connection in the antenna port. When an antenna connection is detected, the audio-visual device may be configured to use one or more external antennas connected via the antenna connection to send and receive, e.g., WiFi signals.