Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

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H04B 7/0413 - MIMO systems 2
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1.

ENABLING EFFICIENT DETERMINISTIC VIRTUALIZED BROADCAST SPECTRUM SHARING AND USAGE VALIDATION

      
Application Number US2020020981
Publication Number 2020/180983
Status In Force
Filing Date 2020-03-04
Publication Date 2020-09-10
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Aitken, Mark A.
  • Kofi, Ebenezer K.
  • Libin, Louis H.

Abstract

Disclosed herein are methods, an apparatus, and a computer-readable medium product for sharing broadcast resources and validating usage of the broadcast resources according to an agreement between a plurality of broadcast virtual network operators (BVNOs). A method includes determining the plurality of spectrum resources corresponding to a length of a broadcast frame, and creating a plurality of physical layer pipes (PLPs) based on a plurality of internet protocol (IP) flows from the plurality of BVNOs. The method includes constructing the broadcast frame including the plurality of PLPs and generating a broadcast frame record based on transmission of the broadcast frame. The broadcast frame record can identify the plurality of spectrum resources shared between the plurality of BVNOs. The method includes updating the broadcast frame record with identification information of the plurality of BVNOs and the plurality of IP flows corresponding to the plurality of PLPs of the broadcast frame.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/18 - Arrangements for providing special services to substations for broadcast or conference
  • H04W 48/18 - Selecting a network or a communication service

2.

ATSC 3.0 PHYSICAL LAYER EXTENSIONS TO ENABLE MOBILITY BROADCAST 5G CONVERGENCE

      
Application Number US2019063008
Publication Number 2020/112636
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-11-25
Publication Date 2020-06-04
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Aitken, Mark A.

Abstract

The ATSC 3.0 physical layer broadcast standard is extended with new OFDM numerology, L1 signaling and frame structure aligned with 5G. This is done to enable improved broadcast mobility and convergence 5G release 16 as a Non-3GPP access network. The 5G core network and Broadcast core network interwork over defined interfaces to enable convergence layer 3. This enables improvements of broadcast physical layer for physics of broadcast. The 5G unicast physical layer is enhanced for physics of unicast, and then both are converged at layer 3. This is novel and has many benefits compared to the legacy LTE broadcast method (e.g., Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS)), which combines both broadcast and unicast into a single shared LTE frame at layer 1. The eMBMS method is then improved for dominate unicast mode in shared L1 frame. The result is the broadcast performance and efficiency in eMBMS are less than optimal.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 12/54 - Store-and-forward switching systems
  • H04W 56/00 - Synchronisation arrangements
  • H04W 76/16 - Setup of multiple wireless link connections involving different core network technologies, e.g. a packet-switched [PS] bearer in combination with a circuit-switched [CS] bearer
  • H04W 88/06 - Terminal devices adapted for operation in multiple networks, e.g. multi-mode terminals
  • H04H 20/18 - Arrangements for synchronising broadcast or distribution via plural systems

3.

USING BROADCAST PHYSICAL LAYER FOR ONE-WAY TIME TRANSFER OF UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME TO RECEIVERS

      
Application Number US2019041768
Publication Number 2020/018404
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-07-15
Publication Date 2020-01-23
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

Systems and methods for one-way time transfer using physical layer signaling are disclosed herein. According to some examples, a method includes generating timing information based on a clock of a transmitting device, where the timing information comprises a timestamp and metadata. The method further includes generating a preamble of a frame, where the preamble includes the timestamp and the metadata of the timing information. The method also includes forming a frame, where the frame comprises a bootstrap, the preamble, and a payload, and transmitting the frame to a receiver device. The one-way time transfer systems and methods of this disclosure can serve mobile devices that entail quick and reliable establishment of a clock.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 20/12 - Arrangements for monitoring, testing or troubleshooting
  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management
  • H04H 20/57 - Arrangements specially adapted for specific applications, e.g. for traffic information or for mobile receivers for mobile receivers

4.

BROADCAST RELAYING VIA SINGLE-CHANNEL TRANSMISSION

      
Application Number US2019035952
Publication Number 2019/241052
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-06-07
Publication Date 2019-12-19
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Baumgartner, Frederick, M.
  • Simon, Michael, J.
  • Soreth, William
  • Behrmann, Marshall, Hans
  • Libin, Louis, Herbert

Abstract

Systems and methods for relaying in broadcast single-frequency networks are disclosed herein. A single-frequency network can be formed in part using transmitters that receive data via a cooperative relay channel instead of a station-to-transmitter link. In some embodiments, transmitter may use a portion of its transmission time to relay in-band information to the singlefrequency network transmitter using time-division multiplexing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04B 7/0413 - MIMO systems
  • H04H 20/18 - Arrangements for synchronising broadcast or distribution via plural systems
  • H04H 20/67 - Common-wave systems, i.e. using separate transmitters operating on substantially the same frequency
  • H04N 7/08 - Systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal, e.g. additional information signals, the signals occupying wholly or partially the same frequency band
  • H04H 20/02 - Arrangements for relaying broadcast information
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing

5.

A NEXT GENERATION MULTI-CHANNEL-TENANT VIRTUALIZED BROADCAST PLATFORM AND 5G CONVERGENCE

      
Application Number US2019019648
Publication Number 2019/165463
Status In Force
Filing Date 2019-02-26
Publication Date 2019-08-29
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Kofi, Ebenezer K.
  • Aitken, Mark A.

Abstract

Wireless system architectures worldwide are undergoing a paradigm shift today. This, by adopting new technology and wireless system architectures based on Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) that are being instantiated using IT cloud computing methods. The 3GPP is defining a new 5G radio and 5G core network in release 16 based on a cloud native system architecture. Herein, a new next generation multi-channel-tenant virtualized broadcast platform using SDN/NFV is disclosed using ATSC 3.0 standards A/321, A/322 as a baseline.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 20/42 - Arrangements for resource management
  • H04N 21/2381 - Adapting the multiplex stream to a specific network, e.g. an IP [Internet Protocol] network
  • H04N 21/2385 - Channel allocation; Bandwidth allocation
  • H04N 21/61 - Network physical structure; Signal processing
  • H04N 21/643 - Communication protocols
  • H04N 21/262 - Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
  • H04N 21/462 - Content or additional data management e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end or controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabi
  • H04L 12/715 - Hierarchical routing, e.g. clustered networks or inter-domain routing
  • H04W 4/50 - Service provisioning or reconfiguring

6.

BROADCAST RELAYING VIA COOPERATIVE MULTI-CHANNEL TRANSMISSION

      
Application Number US2018059870
Publication Number 2019/099279
Status In Force
Filing Date 2018-11-08
Publication Date 2019-05-23
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael John
  • Libin, Louis Herbert

Abstract

Systems and methods for relaying in broadcast single-frequency networks are disclosed herein. A single-frequency network can be formed in part using transmitters that receive data via a cooperative relay channel instead of a station-to-transmitter link. In some embodiments, a second channel may use a portion of its transmission time to relay the information to the singlefrequency network transmitter using time-division multiplexing. In other embodiments, a second channel may encode the relayed information on a second layer using layer-division multiplexing.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 20/02 - Arrangements for relaying broadcast information
  • H04N 21/00 - Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
  • H04B 7/0413 - MIMO systems
  • H04B 1/7107 - Subtractive interference cancellation
  • H04B 7/155 - Ground-based stations
  • H04N 7/08 - Systems for the simultaneous or sequential transmission of more than one television signal, e.g. additional information signals, the signals occupying wholly or partially the same frequency band
  • H04N 21/2365 - Multiplexing of several video streams
  • H04N 21/2343 - Processing of video elementary streams, e.g. splicing of video streams or manipulating MPEG-4 scene graphs involving reformatting operations of video signals for distribution or compliance with end-user requests or end-user device requirements

7.

BAND SEGMENTED BOOTSTRAPS AND PARTITIONED FRAMES

      
Application Number US2017048198
Publication Number 2018/039334
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-08-23
Publication Date 2018-03-01
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor Simon, Michael J.

Abstract

Apparatuses and methods are provided for generating, transmitting, receiving, and decoding one or more band segmented bootstrap signals and one or more corresponding partitioned post bootstrap signals. For example, a transmitter is configured to generate a first set of symbols and a second set of symbols, where the first set of symbols includes information about the second set of symbols. The transmitter is further configured to generate a third set of symbols and a fourth set of symbols, where the third set of symbols includes information about the fourth set of symbols. The transmitter is also configured to generate a data frame including the first, second, third, and fourth set of symbols. A bandwidth of the data frame includes a first segment and a second segment.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04L 5/00 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path
  • H04L 5/22 - Arrangements affording multiple use of the transmission path using time-division multiplexing
  • H04L 27/26 - Systems using multi-frequency codes

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NEXT GENERATION TERRESTRIAL BROADCASTING PLATFORM ALIGNED INTERNET AND TOWARDS EMERGING 5G NETWORK ARCHITECTURES

      
Application Number US2017026368
Publication Number 2017/177010
Status In Force
Filing Date 2017-04-06
Publication Date 2017-10-12
Owner SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP, INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Simon, Michael J.
  • Aitken, Mark A.

Abstract

A Next Generation Broadcast Platform (NGBP) is disclosed that utilizes 5G software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) technologies. The NGBP is designed to enable a new paradigm for broadcasters, wherein the model of fixed wireless spectrum access granted only to the licensees of the spectrum is replaced by a flexible model in which licensed spectrum is pooled together and allocated dynamically to broadcast licensees as well as outside tenants. The NGBP, implemented using SDN/NFV technology, includes a broadcast market exchange (BMX) entity that allocates the spectrum between tenants based on service level agreements (SLAs) with those users. The NGBP includes an internet protocol (IP) core and a broadcast centralized radio access network (BC-RAN) which apply the major network functions to broadcaster content in accordance with the determinations of the BMX. The SDN/NFV implementation offers several distinct advantages over NGBP implemented with dedicated network hardware.

IPC Classes  ?

  • H04H 60/07 - Arrangements for generating broadcast information; Arrangements for generating broadcast-related information with a direct linkage to broadcast information or to broadcast space-time; Arrangements for simultaneous generation of broadcast information and broadcast-related information characterised by processes or methods for the generation
  • H04N 21/238 - Interfacing the downstream path of the transmission network, e.g. adapting the transmission rate of a video stream to network bandwidth; Processing of multiplex streams