Global Patent Index - EP 1190306 A2

EP 1190306 A2 20020327 - BROADCAST DOWNLOAD TECHNIQUE

Title (en)

BROADCAST DOWNLOAD TECHNIQUE

Title (de)

RUNDFUNKFERNLADEVERFAHREN

Title (fr)

TECHNIQUE DE TELECHARGEMENT DE DONNEES DE DIFFUSION

Publication

EP 1190306 A2 20020327 (EN)

Application

EP 00936123 A 20000519

Priority

  • US 0013889 W 20000519
  • US 31575299 A 19990520

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0072139A2] In a wireless microcell distribution system, a multicast system is provided for broadcasting software updates, enable and disable capabilities, channel reassignments or other downloadable data simultaneously to a plurality of cable microcell integrators, thereby precluding the lengthy unicast process of updating cable microcell integrators manually or suffering prior unreliable message delivery in which each of the cable microcell integrators in individually addressed and the response tallied. In one embodiment, the request is transmitted simultaneously in a broadcast mode to multiple cable microcell integrators with no response required. Thereafter, each cable microcell integrator is queried on a unicast basis as to receipt of broadcast information and as to whether or not any portion must be re-broadcast. If so optionally the entire information set can be rebroadcast, with only affected cable microcell integrators downloading the broadcast information. The multicast broadcast technique thus provides rapid simultaneous updating of each of the cable microcell integrators from a central location.

IPC 1-7

G06F 9/00

IPC 8 full level

G06F 9/445 (2006.01); H04B 7/26 (2006.01); H04L 12/28 (2006.01); H04L 12/56 (2006.01); H04W 24/02 (2009.01); H04W 4/06 (2009.01); H04W 16/26 (2009.01); H04W 88/08 (2009.01); H04W 92/04 (2009.01)

CPC (source: EP KR)

G06F 8/65 (2013.01 - EP); H04N 7/10 (2013.01 - KR); H04W 24/02 (2013.01 - EP); H04W 4/06 (2013.01 - EP); H04W 16/26 (2013.01 - EP); H04W 88/08 (2013.01 - EP); H04W 92/04 (2013.01 - EP)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0072139 A2 20001130; WO 0072139 A3 20010322; AU 5148400 A 20001212; CA 2374782 A1 20001130; EP 1190306 A2 20020327; IL 146359 D0 20020725; JP 2003500959 A 20030107; KR 20020014799 A 20020225

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 0013889 W 20000519; AU 5148400 A 20000519; CA 2374782 A 20000519; EP 00936123 A 20000519; IL 14635900 A 20000519; JP 2000620466 A 20000519; KR 20017014801 A 20011120