Global Patent Index - EP 1062769 A1

EP 1062769 A1 2000-12-27 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING INTERNET TO MULTIPLE USERS

Title (en)

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTING INTERNET TO MULTIPLE USERS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM VERTEILEN VON INTERNET AN MEHRERE BENUTZER

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME DE DISTRIBUTION DE L'INTERNET A PLUSIEURS UTILISATEURS

Publication

EP 1062769 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99911502 A

Priority

  • ZA 9900005 W
  • ZA 9802302 A
  • ZA 9901811 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9948250A1] The invention provides a system and method for transmitting information to multiple users simultaneously, over a wireless communications network, and for receiving, demodulating, downloading and storing the information at user bases, for access at any future time. The system comprises: one or more content providers (16), such as a news company, stock brokerage firm, Internet service provider, publisher or university; one or more service providers (18) that manage the information into channels; existing wireless transmission infrastructure (12), for example, that used by radio companies, and; a plurality of PC-based receivers (14) at user bases. The user base typically comprises an antenna (20), in conjunction with a specialised radio card designed to implement modulation techniques such as GMSK, QPM and Galaxy Modulation; a modem for demodulating the broadcast signal, and; processing means, such as a personal computer.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04L 12/28; G06F 1/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 1/00 (2006.01); G06F 21/00 (2013.01); H04L 12/18 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 21/00 (2013.01); H04L 12/1859 (2013.01); H04L 29/06 (2013.01); G06F 2211/007 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9948250A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9948250 A1 19990923; AU 3013199 A 19991011; CN 1126330 C 20031029; CN 1293849 A 20010502; EP 1062769 A1 20001227

INPADOC legal status


2005-04-13 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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2001-06-06 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

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2000-12-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20001011

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