Global Patent Index - EP 1072156 A2

EP 1072156 A2 2001-01-31 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC MULTIPLEXING

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC MULTIPLEXING

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN FÜR DYNAMISCHE MULTIPLEXIERUNG

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DESTINES AU MULTIPLEXAGE DYNAMIQUE

Publication

EP 1072156 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99919846 A

Priority

  • US 9908256 W
  • US 8214698 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9955092A2] A method and apparatus for maximizing channel utilization by minimizing the number of null packets in an output stream such as an MPEG standard Transport Stream is provided by updating the output rate of a multiplexer such that its input buffers are constantly being serviced. The output rate is updated at the boundary of each serviced packet. In an alternative embodiment, the output rate is updated at the boundary of every L packets.

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

H04N 7/24

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04N 21/2365 (2011.01); H04N 21/434 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 21/4347 (2013.01); H04N 21/2365 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9955092A3

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 9955092 A2 19991028; WO 9955092 A3 19991202; AU 3747499 A 19991108; CA 2328354 A1 19991028; EP 1072156 A2 20010131

INPADOC legal status


2003-05-28 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20021205

2001-01-31 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

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- Effective date: 20001018

2001-01-31 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE