Global Patent Index - EP 1320995 A1

EP 1320995 A1 2003-06-25 - VIDEO/AUDIO/DATA DISTRIBUTION ARCHITECTURE

Title (en)

VIDEO/AUDIO/DATA DISTRIBUTION ARCHITECTURE

Title (de)

VERTEILUNGSARCHITEKTUR FÜR VIDEO/AUDIO/DATEN

Title (fr)

ARCHITECTCURE DE DISTRIBUTION DE SIGNAUX VIDEO/AUDIO/DE DONNEES

Publication

EP 1320995 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 01957419 A

Priority

  • US 0124358 W
  • US 63029500 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0211451A1] A system architecture for controlled distribution of video, and/or audio, and/or data (v/a/d) within a home or business includes a single "mini headend" (302) for receiving v/a/d (308) signals and for distributing the v/a/d (308) to presentation units (304) within the home or business. The mini headend (302) may receive v/a/d (308) from various sources. Based on control signals received from one or more control units (306), the mini headend (302) selects v/a/d (308) signals for modulation onto a plurality of carrier signals or communication channels. The modulated carrier signals are multiplexed into a distribution signal which is transmitted to the presentation units (304).

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

H04N 7/18

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04H 20/78 (2008.01); H04N 7/10 (2006.01)

IPC 8 main group level (invention and additional information)

H04H 1/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04H 20/78 (2013.01); H04N 7/106 (2013.01); H04N 21/2143 (2013.01); H04N 21/43615 (2013.01); H04N 21/438 (2013.01); H04N 21/4622 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0211451 A1 20020207; AU 7916701 A 20020213; CA 2416790 A1 20020207; CN 100375528 C 20080312; CN 1466851 A 20040107; EP 1320995 A1 20030625; EP 1320995 A4 20061220

INPADOC legal status


2007-09-05 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20070316

2006-12-20 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20061116

2003-06-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20030226

2003-06-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

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

2003-06-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL LT LV MK RO SI