Global Patent Index - EP 1161831 A1

EP 1161831 A1 2001-12-12 - IN-HOUSE TV TO TV CHANNEL FORWARDING

Title (en)

IN-HOUSE TV TO TV CHANNEL FORWARDING

Title (de)

HAUSINTERNE FERNSEHKANALVERMITTLUNG

Title (fr)

ACHEMINEMENT DE CANAUX DE TELEVISION A TELEVISION DANS LA MAISON

Publication

EP 1161831 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00983195 A

Priority

  • EP 0012025 W
  • US 46094399 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0145396A1] A method and apparatus for providing peer-to-peer communications between televisions wherein content identifying information is sent from any of the televisions (a sending TV) to any other of the televisions (a receiving TV). The content identifying information is information that identifies content currently watched on the sending television including samples of the currently watched content. In operation, each television is first identified to each other television. The identifying information includes determining whether a given receiving TV may convey content identifying information from each sending TV. In some instances, the receiving TV may only be programmed to convey certain types of content identifying information from the sending TV. The identifying of the television is performed by either the televisions or a mediator that is separate from each of the televisions. The televisions receive a receiving compliance status identifying what content identifying information is conveyed from a given sending TV. The televisions may receive the receiving compliance status from users of the televisions. The televisions first determine whether a given user may program or reprogram the content identifying information that may be conveyed from a given sending TV by requesting identifying information from the user such as a password. When a user does not have a proper password, the television will not allow programming and/or reprogramming the content identifying information a given sending TV may send.

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

H04N 5/445; H04H 9/00; H04N 7/10; H04N 7/14

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04H 60/80 (2008.01); H04N 5/00 (2011.01); H04N 5/445 (2011.01); H04N 7/08 (2006.01); H04N 7/081 (2006.01); H04N 7/10 (2006.01); H04N 7/24 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 7/106 (2013.01); H04H 60/80 (2013.01); H04N 5/445 (2013.01); H04N 21/436 (2013.01); H04N 21/4363 (2013.01); H04N 21/4753 (2013.01); H04N 21/6547 (2013.01); H04N 21/6581 (2013.01); H04N 21/6587 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0145396A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 0145396 A1 20010621; EP 1161831 A1 20011212; JP 2003517791 A 20030527; KR 20010103011 A 20011117

INPADOC legal status


2007-05-02 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20070328

2004-05-12 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB IT NL

2002-02-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20011221

2001-12-12 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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

2001-12-12 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI