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Publication numberCN1801927 A
Publication typeApplication
Application numberCN 200510137373
Publication date12 Jul 2006
Filing date22 Dec 2005
Priority date22 Dec 2004
Also published asCN100586168C, EP1675398A1, EP1675398B1, US20060143682
Publication number200510137373.4, CN 1801927 A, CN 1801927A, CN 200510137373, CN-A-1801927, CN1801927 A, CN1801927A, CN200510137373, CN200510137373.4
InventorsRAM贝克兰, JLM穆恩斯
Applicant阿尔卡特公司
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: SIPO, Espacenet
交互式视频通信系统 Interactive video communication system translated from Chinese
CN 1801927 A
Abstract  translated from Chinese
交互式视频通信系统包括客户系统,该客户系统具有将客户信号发送给另一个客户系统的发送器、接收来自源的视频信号的第一接收器、接收来自另一个客户系统的另一个客户信号的第二接收机、显示从视频信号获得的视频信息以及从另一个客户信号获得的另一个客户信息的显示屏、存储信号的存储装置以及检测来自客户的命令的检测装置。 Interactive video communication system includes a client system, the client system having a client sends a signal to another client system transmitter, the receiver receiving a first signal from a video source, the customer receives another signal from another of the client systems second receiver, to display video information obtained from the video display signal and a storage means storing signals obtained by the other customer information from another client signal and the detection means detects a command from clients. 通过响应于第一命令而标记信号的一部分并存储该信号的其它部分,并且响应于第二命令而将该信号的其它部分供给显示屏并存储该信号另外的部分,改进了该交互式视频通信系统。 In response to a first command signal and tag part storing the other part of the signal, and in response to the second command signal is supplied to the other parts of the display and storing a further portion of the signal, improves the interactive video communication system. 包括网络接收器和网络发送器的网络系统位于客户系统之间,该网络接收器接收来自客户系统的客户信号,该网络发送器将客户信号发送给客户系统。 The network comprises a network receiver and transmitter network system located between the client system, the network receiver receives a client signal from a client system, the network device will transmit the client signal to the client system.
Claims(13)  translated from Chinese
1.一种交互式视频通信系统(1),该交互式视频通信系统(1)包括:-客户系统(2),其包括用于将客户信号发送给另一常系统(3)的发送器(10)、用于接收来自源(4)的视频信号的第一接收器(11)和用于接收来自所述另一个客户系统(3)的另一个客户信号的第二接收器(12),以及用于显示从视频信号中获得的视频信息并且显示从所述另一个客户信号中获得的另一个客户信息的显示屏(13),-存储装置(14,15,54),用于存储至少一个信号,和-检测装置(16,17,56),用于检测来自客户的命令,其特征在于,所述存储装置(14,15,54)被耦合到所述检测装置(16,17,56),用于响应于第一命令而标记所述信号的一部分并且存储该信号的其它部分,并且响应于第二命令而将该信号的其它部分供给所述显示屏并且存储该信号另外的部分。 An interactive video communication system (1), the interactive video communication system (1) comprising: - a client system (2), which comprises means for transmitting the client signal to another constant system (3) of the transmitter (10) for receiving from a source (4) a first video signal receiver (11) and a second receiver for receiving from said another client system (3) by another client signals (12) , and means for displaying the video information obtained from the video signal and displays the display information of another client from the other client received signal (13), - storage means (14,15,54) for storing at least one signal, and - detecting means (16,17,56), detecting a command from the client, characterized in that said storage means (14,15,54) is coupled to said detecting means (16, 17 , 56), in response to a first command signal and a portion of said tag storing other portions of the signal, and in response to the second command while the other portions of the display screen and stores the signal supplied additional signal section.
2.根据权利要求1的交互式视频通信系统(1),其特征在于,所述检测装置(16,17,56)被安排用于检测来自另一个客户的第三命令,以确认来自所述客户的所述第一命令。 The interactive video communication system (1) according to claim, wherein said detecting means (16,17,56) is arranged to detect a third order from another customer to confirm from the the first customer order.
3.根据权利要求1或2的交互式视频通信系统(1),其特征在于,所述检测装置(16,17,56)被安排用于检测来自另一个客户的第四命令,以确认来自所述客户的所述第二命令。 The interactive video communication system 1 or 2, (1) as claimed in claim wherein said detecting means (16,17,56) is arranged to detect a fourth command from another customer to confirm from said second customer command.
4.根据权利要求1、2或3的交互式视频通信系统(1),其特征在于,所述存储装置(14,15,54)被安排用于存储所述客户信号。 Interactive video communication system according to 1, 2 or 3 (1) according to claim, characterized in that said storage means (14,15,54) is arranged to store the client signal.
5.根据权利要求1、2、3或4的交互式视频通信系统(1),其特征在于,该交互式视频通信系统(1)还包括:-网络系统(5),其包括网络接收器(51)和网络发送器(52),该网络接收器用于接收来自所述客户系统(2)的客户信号并且接收来自所述另一个客户系统(3)的另一个客户信号,该网络发送器用于将所述客户信号发送给所述另一个客户系统(3)并且将所述另一个客户信号发送给所述客户系统(2)。 Interactive video communication system according to 2, 3 or 4 (1) according to claim, characterized in that the interactive video communication system (1) further comprises: - a network system (5), which comprises a network receiver (51) and a network transmitter (52), the network receiver for receiving the client signal from the client system (2) and receives a signal from said another client to another client system (3), the network sends Used for transmitting the client signal to the further client system (3) and sends the further client signal to the client system (2).
6.根据权利要求5的交互式视频通信系统(1),其特征在于,所述网络系统(5)包括所述存储装置(54)和/或所述检测装置(56)。 The interactive video communication system 5 (1) according to claim, characterized in that said network system (5) comprises said storage means (54) and / or said detecting means (56).
7.根据权利要求1、2、3、4、5或6的交互式视频通信系统(1),其特征在于,所述存储装置(14,15)包括位于所述客户系统(2)中的记录器。 Interactive video communication system according to 5 or 6 (1) according to claim, wherein said storage means (14, 15) comprises said client system (2) recorder.
8.根据权利要求1、2、3、4、5、6或7的交互式视频通信系统(1),其特征在于,所述检测装置(16,17)包括位于所述客户系统(2)中的检测器。 Interactive video communication system according 1,2,3,4,5,6 or 7 (1) according to claim, wherein said detecting means (16, 17) comprises said client system (2) the detector.
9.一种用在根据权利要求1的交互式视频通信系统(1)中的客户系统(2),其特征在于,该客户系统(2)还包括所述存储装置(14,15)和/或所述检测装置(16,17)。 9. A method in accordance with the interactive video communication system (1) in the client system (2) according to claim 1, characterized in that the client system (2) further comprises said storage means (14, 15) and / or said detecting means (16, 17).
10.一种用在根据权利要求1的交互式视频通信系统(1)中的网络系统(5),其特征在于,该网络系统(5)包括网络接收器(51)、网络发送器(52)以及所述存储装置(54)和/或所述检测装置(56),该网络接收器用于接收来自所述客户系统(2)的客户信号并且接收来自所述另一个客户系统(3)的另一个客户信号,该网络发送器用于将所述客户信号发送给所述另一个客户系统(3)并且将所述另一个客户信号发送给所述客户系统(2)。 10. A method for use in the interactive video communication system (1) in a network system (5) according to claim 1, characterized in that the network system (5) comprises a network receiver (51), a network transmitter (52 ) and said storage means (54) and / or said detecting means (56), the network receiver for receiving the client signal from the client system (2) and receives from the other client system (3) Another client signal, the network transmitter for transmitting the client signal to the further client system (3) and sends the further client signal to the client system (2).
11.一种用在根据权利要求1的交互式视频通信系统(1)中的检测装置(16,17,56),该检测装置(16,17,56)被安排以耦合到所述存储装置(14,15,54)。 11. A method for use in the interactive video communication system (1) in the detecting means (16,17,56) as claimed in claim 1, the detecting means (16,17,56) is arranged to couple to said memory means (14,15,54).
12.一种用在根据权利要求1的交互式视频通信系统(1)中的存储装置(14,15,54),该存储装置(14,15,54)被安排以耦合到所述检测装置(16,17,56)。 12. A method for use in the interactive video communication system (1) in storage means (14,15,54) as claimed in claim 1, the storage means (14,15,54) is arranged to be coupled to said detecting means (16,17,56).
13.一种交互式视频通信方法,该交互式视频通信方法包括下列步骤:-在客户系统(2),将客户信号发送给另一个客户系统(3)、接收来自源(4)的视频信号并接收来自所述另一个客户系统(3)的另一个客户信号,以及显示从所述视频信号中获得的视频信息并显示从所述另一个客户信号中获得的另一个信息,以及-存储至少一个信号,-检测来自客户的命令,其特征在于,所述存储步骤被耦合到所述检测步骤,用于响应于第一命令而标记所述信号的一部分并存储该信号的其它部分,并且响应于第二命令而将该信号的其它部分供给所述显示屏并存储该信号另外的部分。 13. An interactive video communication method, which interactive video communication method comprises the steps of: - the client system (2), the client sends another signal to the client system (3), receiving from a source (4) of the video signal and another client receives signals from the other client system (3), and a display video information obtained from said video signal and displays the other information obtained from the other client signal, and - storing at least A signal, - detection command from the client, wherein said storing step being coupled to said detecting step, in response to a first command signal and a portion of the tag storing other portions of the signal, and in response The second command signal is supplied to other portions of the display screen and storing a further portion of the signal.
Description  translated from Chinese
交互式视频通信系统 Interactive video communication system

技术领域 FIELD

本发明涉及一种交互式视频通信系统,该交互式视频通信系统包括:-客户系统,其包括用于将客户信号发送给另一个客户系统的发送器、用于接收来自源的视频信号的第一接收器、用于接收来自另一个客户系统的另一个客户信号的第二接收器,以及用于显示从视频信号中获得的视频信息以及从另一个客户信号中获得的另一个客户信息的显示屏,-存储装置,其用于存储至少一个信号,以及-检测装置,其用于检测来自客户的命令。 The present invention relates to an interactive video communication system, the interactive video communication system comprising: - the client system, which comprises means for transmitting the client signal to the client system another transmitter, for receiving a video signal from the source of the first a receiver for receiving a further client signal from another client system a second receiver, and means for displaying the video information obtained from the video signal and displaying a second customer information obtained from another client signal screen, - storage means for storing at least one signal, and - detection means for detecting a command from the client.

所述显示屏例如构成电视或监视器的一部分,所述发送器和接收器例如构成机顶盒或个人计算机的一部分,并且所述存储装置例如构成录影机或个人计算机或个人录电机的一部分。 The display screen for example, a portion of the television or monitor, the transmitter and receiver for example, a set-top box or a part of a personal computer, and the storage means such as form part of the recorder or a personal computer or a personal recording of the motor.

背景技术 BACKGROUND

根据美国专利2002/0144273知道了一种现有技术交互式视频通信系统,在其附图1中公开了一种客户设备(客户系统),该客户设备包括用于将图标(icon)信号(客户信号)发送给另一个客户设备(另一个客户系统)的网络接口(发送器)、用于接收来自源的视频信号的电视接收器(第一接收器)、用于接收来自另一个客户设备(另一个客户系统)的另一个图标信号(另一个客户信号)的网络接口(第二接收器)、用于显示从视频信号中获得的视频信息以及从另一个图标信号中获得的另一个图标信息(另一个客户信息)的显示单元(显示屏),以及在客户设备和网络设备中的用于存储视频信号的存储模块(存储装置)。 According to U.S. Patent No. 2002/0144273 known a prior art interactive video communication system is disclosed a client device (client system) in which Fig. 1, the client device comprises means for icon (icon) signal (Customer signal) sent to another client device (another client system) network interface (transmitter), for receiving a television receiver (a first receiver) from a video signal source, for receiving from another client device ( Another client system) of another icon signal (another client signal) of a network interface (the second receiver), for displaying the video information obtained from the video signal and another icon from another icon obtained signal information (Another customer information) of a display unit (display), and means for storing the video signal storage module (memory means) in the client device and a network device.

有时,客户忙于几个相对同时的动作。 Sometimes, the customer is busy several relatively simultaneous actions. 客户必须监视视频信息并且必须监视另一个客户信息,并且必须操作他/她的客户系统。 Customer must monitor video information and other customer information must be monitored and must operate his / her client system. 为了减轻客户的忙碌,已知的交互式视频通信系统向客户提供为他/她以及为另一个客户暂停视频信息的可能性。 In order to reduce the customer's busy, interactive video communication system known to provide the possibility for him and her / pause for another client video information. 因此,该现有技术的交互式视频通信系统还包括检测装置,用于检测来自客户的暂停命令。 Thus, the interactive video communication system of this prior art further comprises detecting means for detecting a pause command from the client.

已知的交互式视频通信系统存在缺点,这特别由于它是一种相对不先进的系统这一事实:在一个客户观看现场直播时决定暂停视频信息的情况下,所有客户都将错过随后的视频信息,直到该暂停结束。 Interactive video communication system known drawback, which in particular because it is a relatively advanced system the fact that: at the time of viewing a live customer decided to suspend the video information, all customers will miss the next video information until the end of the pause. 这是由于所有客户在观看相同的视频信号。 This is because all clients viewing the same video signal. 一旦一个客户决定暂停视频信号,所有客户就都必须暂停。 Once a customer decides to pause the video signal, all customers will have to be suspended. 此外,或者暂停源,或者一个客户系统中的存储装置进行控制并且存储视频信号的暂停部分,并将它发送给其它客户系统以经由显示屏进行显示,或者所有客户系统中的存储装置相互同步,并且存储视频信号的暂停部分以稍后经由其显示屏进行显示。 In addition, or suspend the source, or a client system storage device and to suspend the control portion stores a video signal, and sends it to other clients via a display system to display, or all customers in the system memory means synchronized with each other, and suspend part of the storage of the video signal to be displayed later via its display.

发明内容 SUMMARY

本发明的目的特别是提供一种如上定义的交互式视频通信系统,该交互式视频通信系统相对先进。 The object of the present invention as defined above, in particular to provide an interactive video communication system, the interactive video communication system is relatively advanced.

根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统的特征在于:存储装置被耦合到检测装置,以响应于第一命令而标记信号的一部分并且存储该信号的其它部分,并且响应于第二命令而将该信号的其它部分供给显示屏并且存储该信号另外的部分。 According to a feature of the interactive video communication system of the present invention comprising: storage means coupled to the detecting means, in response to the first part of the command and the flag signal and stores the other part of the signal, and in response to the second command signal The other portions of the display and supplying the stored portion of the additional signal.

通过将存储装置耦合到检测装置,换句话说通过允许检测装置通知存储装置,响应于第一命令(冻结命令)而例如标记视频信号的一部分并且存储该视频信号的其它部分,并且响应于第二命令(继续命令)而例如将该视频信号的其它部分供给显示屏并且存储该视频信号另外的部分。 By storing means coupled to the detecting means, in other words by allowing the detecting means stores notification means, responsive to the first command (a freeze command) and a portion of a video signal such as mark and stores the other portion of the video signal, and in response to the second Command (Resume command) while other portions such as the display and the video signal supplied to the other portion of the stored video signal. 这样,向该交互式视频通信系统提供了以时移(time shifted)方式观看视频信号的选择。 Thus, to provide an interactive video communication system according to the time shift (time shifted) mode watching the selected video signal. 结果,当观看现场直播时,在已经冻结视频信息的情况下客户将不再错过随后的视频信息。 As a result, when the time to watch live, in the case of video information, customers have been frozen will not miss the next video. 这使得所述交互式视频通信系统相对先进。 This makes the interactive video communication system is relatively advanced.

所述存储装置和检测装置之间的耦合可以是直接耦合而不必在它们之间存在其它装置,或者可以是在它们之间具有其它装置的间接耦合。 Coupled between said storage means and detection means may be coupled directly between them without the presence of other devices, or may be indirectly coupled between them with other devices. 事实上,所述存储装置和检测装置可以位于相同的客户系统中、不同的客户系统中、相同的网络中、不同的网络中以及系统和网络中。 In fact, the storage means and the detection means may be located in the same client systems, different client systems, the same network, different network systems and networks as well.

美国专利2004/0231003公开了一种将其它网络用户观看的电视节目通知给网络用户的方法。 U.S. Patent No. 2004/0231003 discloses a other network users to watch TV programs to the network notifies the user of the method. 美国专利5,936,661公开了一种交互式电视游戏机系统。 US Patent 5,936,661 discloses an interactive video game system. 美国专利5,828,839公开了一种基于实时信道广播的计算机网络聊天室。 US Patent 5,828,839 discloses a computer network based on real-time chat room channel broadcasting. 这些现有技术文献并没有公开对于时移视频信号的选择。 These prior art documents and select the video signal does not shift when open for.

客户信号可以定义一种图标,它表示一种肯定的反应(微笑、大笑、鼓掌、欢呼等)或者否定的反应(叫喊、转身等)。 You can define a client signal icon that represents an affirmation of reaction (smiling, laughing, clapping, cheering, etc.) or a negative reaction (yell, turned, etc.). 客户信号可以定义文本,它表示一种肯定的反应(肯定文本、确认文本等)或否定的反应(否定文本、拒绝文本等)。 Client signals can define text, which represents an affirmative response (text certainly confirm text, etc.) or a negative reaction (negative text, reject the text, etc.). 视频信号可以包括视频部分和音频部分,它表示一种肯定的反应(足球观众起立且喧闹等)或否定的反应(足球观众保持就座并且不喧闹等)。 You can include a video portion of the video signal and the audio portion, it represents an affirmative response (football audience rose and noisy, etc.) or a negative reaction (soccer spectators seated and do not keep the noise, etc.).

根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统实施例的特征在于,所述检测装置被安排用于检测来自另一个客户的第三命令,以确认来自客户的第一命令。 Interactive video communication system according to the invention embodiment is characterized in that, said detecting means being arranged for detecting a third command from another customer to confirm the first command from the client.

所述第三命令允许另一个客户也关于所述冻结命令进行判定,并且使得所述交互式视频通信系统更加民主。 The third command allows other customers on the freeze order to determine, and such that the interactive video communication system more democratic.

根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统实施例的特征在于,所述检测装置被安排用于检测来自另一个客户的第四命令,以确认来自客户的第二命令。 Interactive video communication system according to the invention embodiment is characterized in that, said detecting means being arranged for detecting a fourth command from another client, the second command to confirm from customers.

所述第四命令允许另一个客户也关于所述继续命令进行判定,并且使得所述交互式视频通信系统更加民主。 The fourth command allows other customers regarding the determination to continue the command, and makes the interactive video communication system more democratic.

根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统实施例的特征在于,所述存储装置被安排用于存储客户信号。 Interactive video communication system according to the invention embodiment is characterized in that the storage means is arranged to store the client signal.

通过存储所述客户信号,而不是存储视频信号或者除存储视频信号之外,这些客户信号可以在另一个时间/日期而容易地再现。 By storing the client signals, instead of or in addition to storing the video signal stored video signal, these client signals can be at another time / date and easily reproduced.

所述存储装置还可以例如分离于视频信号来存储在客户之间且在暂停期间发生的其它动画和所有通信。 The storage device may also be separated from the video signal, for example to store all communications and other animations and during pauses occurring between clients. 这允许重放的可能性,在重放期间观众可以体验具有暂停的被记录现场直播,同时在该暂停期间他/她将体验通信和由他的伙伴带给显示屏的终端用户动画。 This allows for the possibility of reproduction, the viewer can experience during playback pause is recorded with a live broadcast at the same time during the pause, he / she will experience communication, and by his partner to bring the end-user screen animation.

根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统实施例的特征在于,该交互式视频通信系统还包括: Interactive video communication system according to the invention embodiment is characterized in that the interactive video communication system further comprises:

-网络系统,其包括网络接收器和网络发送器,该网络接收器用于接收来自客户系统的客户信号和来自另一个客户系统的另一个客户信号,该网络发送器用于将客户信号发送给另一个客户系统并且将另一个客户信号发送给客户系统。 - The network system, which includes a network receiver and transmitter network, the network receiver for receiving the client signal from the client system and the other client signal from another client system, the network transmitter means for transmitting the client signal to another client system and sends a signal to the client system to another client.

通过提供具有所述网络系统的交互式视频通信系统,可以提供更多的服务。 By providing the interactive video communication system having a network system that can provide more services.

根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统实施例的特征在于,该网络系统包括存储装置和/或检测装置。 Interactive video communication system according to the invention embodiment is characterized in that the network system comprises a storage means and / or detection means.

通过提供具有所述存储装置和/或检测装置的网络系统,使得所述客户系统较为简单。 By providing a network system having said storage means and / or detection means, such that said client system is relatively simple. 所述存储装置可以对每个客户单独进行存储,或者对一组客户进行存储。 The storage device may be separately stored for each customer, or to a group of customers for storage. 所述检测装置可以对每个客户单独进行检测,或者对一组客户进行检测。 The detection means can be detected separately for each customer, or to detect a group of customers.

根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统实施例的特征在于,所述存储装置包括位于客户系统中的记录器。 Interactive video communication system according to the invention embodiment is characterized in that said storage means comprises a client system located on a recorder.

通过提供具有所述存储装置的客户系统,客户不必为进行存储而进入网络。 By providing the client system with said memory means, customers do not have to be stored into the network.

根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统实施例的特征在于,所述检测装置包括位于客户系统中的检测器。 Interactive video communication system according to the invention embodiment is characterized in that said detecting means comprises a detector in the client system.

通过提供具有所述检测装置的客户系统,客户不必为进行检测而进入网络。 By providing the client system with the detecting means, for detecting and customers do not have to enter the network.

本发明还涉及一种用在如上定义的交互式视频通信系统中的客户系统,根据本发明的客户系统的特征在于,该客户系统还包括存储装置和/或检测装置。 The present invention also relates to a use in the interactive video communication system as defined in the client system, the client system according to the present invention is characterized in that, the client system further includes a storage means and / or detection means.

本发明还涉及一种用在如上定义的交互式视频通信系统中的网络系统,根据本发明的网络系统的特征在于,该网络系统包括网络接收器、网络发送器以及存储装置和/或检测装置,该网络接收器用于接收来自客户系统的客户信号并且接收来自另一个客户系统的另一个客户信号,该网络发送器用于将客户信号发送给另一个客户系统并且将另一个客户信号发送给客户系统。 The present invention also relates to a use in the interactive video communication system as defined in the network system, the network system according to the present invention is characterized in that, the network system comprises a network receiver, the transmitter and the network storage device and / or detection means The network receiver for receiving the client signal from the client system and other client signal received from another client system, the network transmitter for transmitting a signal to the client and the another client system another client signal is transmitted to the client system .

本发明还涉及用在如上定义的交互式视频通信系统中的检测装置,该检测装置被安排以耦合到所述存储装置。 The present invention also relates to a detection apparatus for use in the interactive video communication system as defined above in which the detection means is arranged to couple to the storage device.

本发明还涉及用在如上定义的交互式视频通信系统中的存储装置,该存储装置被安排以耦合到所述检测装置。 The present invention also relates to a storage device for use in the interactive video communication system as defined above in which the storage means is arranged to couple to said detecting means.

本发明还涉及一种交互式视频通信方法,该交互式视频通信方法包括下列步骤: The present invention also relates to an interactive video communication method, which interactive video communication method comprises the steps of:

-在客户系统,将客户信号发送给另一个客户系统、接收来自源的视频信号并接收来自另一个客户系统的另一个客户信号,以及显示从该视频信号中获得的视频信息并显示从另一个客户信号中获得的另一个信息,和-存储至少一个信号,-检测来自客户的命令,其特征在于,所述存储步骤被耦合到所述检测步骤,以响应于第一命令而标记所述信号的一部分并且存储该信号的其它部分,并且响应于第二命令而将该信号的其它部分供给显示屏并存储该信号另外的部分。 - The client system, the client sends another signal to the client system, receives the video signal from the source signal and receive another client from another client system, and a display video information obtained from the video signal and displayed from another Another information obtained in the client signal, and - storing at least one signal, - detection command from the client, wherein said storing step being coupled to said detecting step, in response to said first command signal marker and storing a portion of the other part of the signal, and in response to the second command signal is supplied to the other parts of the display and storing a further portion of the signal.

根据本发明的网络系统、客户系统、检测装置、存储装置和交互式视频通信方法的实施例,对应于根据本发明的交互式通信系统的实施例。 According to an embodiment of the network system of the present invention, the client system, the detection means, memory means, and interactive video communication method of Example interactive communication system according to the invention corresponds to.

本发明特别基于这样的见解:暂停广播的一部分导致错过该广播的其它部分,并且本发明特别基于这样的基本思想:能够以时移方式观看所述广播,该广播一部分的冻结应当与存储该广播的随后部分相结合。 The present invention is particularly based on the insight that: part cause suspension of the broadcast to miss the rest of the broadcast, and the present invention is particularly based on the basic idea: to watch the broadcast mode can be shifted to time, freeze a portion of the broadcast of the broadcast should be stored The subsequent sections combined.

特别地,本发明解决了所述问题以提供一种如上定义的交互式视频通信系统,该交互式视频通信系统相对先进,并且由于其客户不再错过部分广播而特别有利。 In particular, the present invention solves the problem as defined above to provide an interactive video communication system, the interactive video communication system is relatively advanced, and because of its customers are no longer part of the broadcast missed while particularly advantageous.

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参考下面所描述的实施例,本发明的所述和其它方面将变得显而易见。 Reference Example described below, the present invention and other aspects will become apparent.

图1概略地示出了根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统,该交互式通信系统包括根据本发明的客户系统;图2概略地示出了根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统,该交互式视频通信系统包括根据本发明的客户系统和根据本发明的网络系统;图3概略地示出了根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统,该交互式视频通信系统包括根据本发明的客户系统和根据本发明的网络系统;以及图4概略地示出了根据本发明的检测装置和根据本发明的存储装置。 Figure 1 schematically illustrates an interactive video communication system according to the invention, the interactive communication system includes a client system according to the present invention; Figure 2 schematically illustrates an interactive video communication system according to the present invention, the interactive video communication system includes a client system according to the present invention and a network system according to the invention; FIG. 3 schematically illustrates an interactive video communication system according to the present invention, the interactive video communication system comprises a client system according to the present invention and the network system of the present invention; and Figure 4 schematically illustrates a detector of the present invention and the memory device according to the invention.

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图1概略地示出了根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统1。 Figure 1 schematically illustrates an interactive video communication system 1 according to the present invention. 该交互式视频通信系统1包括根据本发明的客户系统2和根据本发明的另一个客户系统3。 The interactive video communication system 1 comprises a client system according to the present invention according to another client system 2 and 3 of the invention. 客户系统2、3中的每一个都包括视频单元20和网络单元30。 Client system 2, 3 each comprise a video unit 20 and the network unit 30. 视频单元20例如包括电视机或监视器,并且网络单元30例如包括机顶盒或个人计算机。 Video unit 20 includes, for example a television set or a monitor, and the network unit 30 includes, for example set-top box or a personal computer. 视频单元20包括用于接收来自例如视频站的源4的视频信号的第一接收器11,并且例如还包括第一存储装置14和第一检测装置16。 Video unit 20 comprises a receiver for receiving a first video signal such as a video source station 4 of 11, and for example further comprising a first storage means 14 and the first detection means 16. 第一接收器11、第一存储装置14和第一检测装置16被耦合到处理和/或接口电路21,该处理和/或接口电路还被耦合到显示屏13。 First receiver 11, 14 and the first detection means of the first storage means 16 is coupled to the processing and / or interface circuit 21, the processing and / or interface circuit is also coupled to the display 13. 网络单元30包括发送器10,用于将客户信号发送给另一个客户系统3。 Network element 30 includes a transmitter 10 for transmitting the client signal to another client system 3. 此外,发送器10被耦合到接口32,该接口32经由网络6被耦合到另一个客户系统3并且还被耦合到第二接收器12,该接收器12用于经由接口32接收来自另一个客户系统3的另一个客户信号。 In addition, the transmitter 10 is coupled to the interface 32, the interface 32 is coupled via a network 6 to another client system 3 and is also coupled to the second receiver 12, the receiver 12 via interface 32 for receiving from another client Another client signal system 3. 发送器10和第二接收器12还被耦合到处理和/或接口电路31,该处理和/或接口电路31例如还被耦合到第二存储装置15、第二检测装置17以及单元18。 10 and second receiver transmitter 12 is also coupled to the processing and / or interface circuit 31, the processing and / or interface circuit 31 for example is also coupled to the second storage means 15, second detection means 17 and means 18. 处理和/或接口电路31还被耦合到处理和/或接口电路21。 Processing and / or interface circuit 31 is also coupled to the processing and / or interface circuit 21.

在现有技术解决方案中,例如在美国专利2002/0144273中公开的解决方案,检测装置16、17被安排用于检测来自客户的暂停命令。 In the prior art solutions, e.g., in U.S. Patent No. 2002/0144273 discloses a solution, the detection means 16, 17 are arranged for detecting a pause command from the client. 所述客户信号和另一个客户信号每个都包括和/或定义一种图标信号,通过在视频信号上叠加客户信号,或者通过将将显示屏13的一部分分配给客户信号并将显示屏13的另一部分分配给视频信号,来在显示屏13上连同该视频信号一起显示所述图标信号。 The client signals and the other client signal each include and / or define an icon signal, the client signal by superimposing on the video signal, or by a portion of the display signal assigned to the customer 13 and the display 13 of another part is assigned to the video signal to the video signal is displayed together with the icon on the display 13 together with the signal. 特别地,这个已知的交互式视频通信系统是不利的,这是由于在一个客户观看现场直播时决定暂停视频信息的情况下,所有客户都将错过随后的视频信息,直到暂停结束。 In particular, this known interactive video communication system is disadvantageous, because in the next time a client viewing live video information to suspend the case, all customers will miss the subsequent video information until the end of the pause. 这可以从以下内容中得出。 This can be derived from the following content. 所有客户观看相同的视频信号。 All clients viewing the same video signal. 一旦一个客户决定暂停视频信号,所有客户就都必须暂停。 Once a customer decides to pause the video signal, all customers will have to be suspended. 此外,或者暂停源,或者一个客户系统中的存储系统进行控制并且存储该视频信号的暂停部分,并将它发送给其它客户系统以经由显示屏进行显示,或者所有客户系统中的存储装置相互同步,并且存储该视频信号的暂停部分以经由其显示屏进行显示。 In addition, or suspend the source, or a customer system controlling the storage system and storing suspended portion of the video signal, and sends it to other clients via a display system to display, or all customers in the system memory means synchronized with each other and storing suspended portion of the video signal to be displayed via a display screen thereof.

根据本发明,通过引入用于检测来自客户的命令的检测装置16和/或17,使得该交互式视频通信系统更加先进,该检测装置16和/或17被耦合到存储装置14和/或15,用于响应于第一命令(冻结命令)而(在信号被存储时或要被存储时)标记信号的一部分并且存储该信号的其它部分,并且响应于第二命令(继续命令)而将该信号的其它部分供给显示屏并存储该信号另外的部分。 According to the present invention, by introducing a means 16 for detecting a detection command from the client and / or 17, so that the interactive video communication system is more advanced, the detecting means 16 and / or 17 is coupled to a storage device 14 and / or 15 , in response to a first command (a freeze command) while (when the signal is stored or to be stored) part of the tag signal and stores the other part of the signal, and in response to the second command (Resume command) and the other parts of the signal supplied to the display and storing a further portion of the signal. 换句话说,通过允许检测装置16和/或17通知存储装置14和/或15,响应于第一命令(冻结命令)而例如标记视频信号的一部分并且存储该视频信号的其它部分,并且响应于第二命令(继续命令)而例如将该视频信号的其它部分供给显示屏13并且存储该视频信号另外的部分。 In other words, by allowing the detection means 16 and / or 17 notifies the storage device 14 and / or 15, in response to a first command (a freeze command) and a portion of a video signal such as mark and stores the other portion of the video signal, and in response to second command (Resume command) while other portions such as the display video signal supplied to the other portion of the video signal 13 and stored. 这样,向交互式视频通信系统1提供了以时移方式观看视频信号的选择。 Thus, the interactive video communication system provides a way to watch time-shifted video signal selection. 结果,当观看现场直播时,在冻结视频信息的情况下客户将不再错过随后的视频信息。 As a result, when viewed live, the video information in the case of freeze customers will no longer miss the next video. 这使得交互式视频通信系统1相对先进。 This makes the interactive video communication system is relatively advanced.

在存储装置14和/或15与检测装置16和/或17之间的耦合可以是直接耦合,而不必在它们之间存在其它装置,或者可以是在它们之间存在其它装置的间接耦合。 In the coupling 14 and / or 15 and the detection means 16 and / or 17 between the storage device may be coupled directly, without the presence of other devices between them, or may be indirectly coupled to other devices exist between them. 事实上,存储装置14和/或15以及检测装置16和/或17可以位于相同的客户系统中、不同的客户系统中、同一网络中、不同的网络中以及多个系统和网络中,也参见图2和图3。 In fact, the storage device 14 and / or 15 and the detection means 16 and / or 17 may be located on the same client systems, different client systems, the same network, the different networks as well as a plurality of systems and networks, see also Figures 2 and 3.

客户信号可以定义图标,该图标表示一种肯定的反应(微笑、大笑、鼓掌、欢呼等)或者否定的反应(叫喊、转身等)。 Client signals can be defined icon, which represents an affirmative response (smiling, laughing, clapping, cheering, etc.) or a negative reaction (yell, turned, etc.). 客户信号可以定义文本,该文本表示一种肯定的反应(肯定文本、确认文本等)或否定的反应(否定文本、拒绝文本等)。 Client signals can define text, which represents an affirmative response (text certainly confirm text, etc.) or a negative reaction (negative text, reject the text, etc.). 视频信号可以包括视频部分和音频部分,其表示一种肯定的反应(足球观众起立且喧闹等)或否定的反应(足球观众保持就座且不喧闹等)。 You can include a video portion of the video signal and the audio portion, which represents an affirmative response reaction (football audience rose and noisy, etc.) or negative (soccer spectators seated and do not keep the noise, etc.).

检测装置16和/或17可以被安排用于检测来自另一个客户系统3的第三命令,以确认来自客户系统2的第一命令。 Detection means 16 and / or 17 may be arranged to detect third command from another client system 3, to confirm that the first command from the client system 2. 所述第三命令允许另一个客户也关于所述冻结命令进行判定,并且使得交互式视频通信系统1更加民主。 The third command allows another client also judged on the freeze order, and makes interactive video communication system more democratic.

检测装置16和/或17被安排用于检测来自另一个客户系统3的第四命令,以确认来自客户系统2的第二命令。 Detection means 16 and / or 17 is arranged to detect a fourth command from another client system 3, to confirm that the second command from the client system 2. 所述第四命令允许另一个客户也关于所述继续命令进行判定,并且使得所述交互式视频通信系统更加民主。 The fourth command allows other customers regarding the determination to continue the command, and makes the interactive video communication system more democratic.

存储装置14和/或15可以被安排用于存储客户信号。 Storage device 14 and / or 15 may be arranged to store the client signal. 通过对于每个客户和/或所有客户和/或结合视频信号来存储客户信号,这些客户信号可以在另一个时间/日期容易地再现,并且客户可以例如决定观看视频信号,或者观看附有客户信号的视频信号的组合或仅客户信号。 By for each customer and / or all customers and / or combined with video signal to store the client signal, these client signals can be easily reproduced at another time / date, and the customer can decide to watch the video signal, for example, or watch with client signal combined video signals or only client signal.

存储装置可以例如分离于视频信号来存储在客户之间且在暂停期间发生的其它动画或所有通信。 Storage means may for example be stored separated from the video signals and other animation occurring during pauses or all communications between a client. 这允许重放的可能性,在重放时观众可以体验具有暂停的被记录现场直播,同时在该暂停期间他/她将体验通信和他的伙伴带给显示屏的终端用户动画。 This allows for the possibility of reproduction, the viewer can experience during playback pause is recorded with a live broadcast at the same time during the pause, he / she will experience the communication and his partners bring to the end-user screen animation.

存储装置14和/或15可以包括位于客户系统2、3中的记录器,以避免客户为进行存储而必须进入网络6。 Storage device 14 and / or 15 may include a client system 2,3 the recorder, to avoid storing the customer must enter the network 6. 检测装置16和/或17可以包括位于客户系统2、3中的检测器,以避免客户为进行检测而必须进入网络6。 Detection means 16 and / or 17 may include a client system 2,3 of the detector, in order to avoid detecting customer must enter the network 6.

存储装置14和检测装置16可以构成视频单元20的一部分,或者不构成该视频单元的一部分,并且存储装置15和检测装置17可以构成网络单元30的一部分,或者不构成该网络单元的一部分。 Detection means 14 and the storage device 16 may form part of the video unit 20, or do not form part of the video unit, and the storage means 15 and the detection means 17 may form part of a network unit 30, or does not form part of the network element. 一个或多个存储装置14、15以及一个或多个检测装置16、17的任意组合是可能的。 Any combination of one or more storage devices 14, 15 and one or more detection means 16 and 17 are possible.

图2概略地示出了根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统1,除以下内容之外,其对应于图1所示的交互式视频通信系统1。 Figure 2 schematically shows an interactive video communication system 1 according to the present invention, in addition to the following, which corresponds to Figure 1 of the interactive video communication system 1. 在图2中,根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统1还包括位于网络6中的网络系统5。 In Figure 2, the interactive video communication system according to the present invention further comprises a network of a network system 6 5. 这个网络系统5包括网络接收器51和网络发送器52,该网络接收器用于接收来自客户系统2的客户信号并且接收来自另一个客户系统3的另一个客户信号,该网络发送器用于将客户信号发送给另一个客户系统3并且将另一个客户信号发送给客户系统2。 The network system 5 includes a network receiver 51 and the transmitter network 52, the network receiver for receiving the client signal from the client system 2 and receives signals from another client system another client 3, the network for the client signal transmitter 3 sent to another client system and sends another signal to the customer client system 2. 此外,网络接收器51和网络发送器52经由接口53被耦合到客户系统2,并且经由接口57被耦合到另一个客户系统3。 Furthermore, the network receiver 51 and transmitter 52 via the network interface 53 is coupled to the client system 2, and is coupled to another client system 3 via the interface 57. 网络系统5还包括控制单元50,用于控制网络接收器51和网络发送器52以及接口53和57。 Network system 5 further comprises a control unit 50 for controlling the network receiver 51 and transmitter 52, and network interfaces 53 and 57. 控制单元50包括处理和/或接口电路55,并且还可以包括第三存储装置54和/或第三检测装置56。 The control unit 50 includes processing and / or interface circuit 55, and may further include a third storage means 54 and / or the third detection means 56. 第三存储装置54可以具有与第一/第二存储装置14/15类似的功能,并且第三检测装置56可以具有与第一/第二检测装置16/17类似的功能。 Third storage means 54 and 14/15 may have a similar function of the first / second storage means, and the third detection means 56 may have a first / second detecting means 16/17 similar functionality. 一个或多个存储装置14、15、54以及一个或多个检测装置16、17、56的任意组合是可能的。 One or more storage devices 14,15,54 and any combination of one or more of the detecting means 16,17,56 are possible.

图3概略地示出了根据本发明的交互式视频通信系统1,除以下内容之外,其对应于图2所示的交互式视频通信系统1。 Figure 3 schematically illustrates an interactive video communication system 1 according to the present invention, in addition to the following, which corresponds to Figure 2 interactive video communication system 1. 在图3中,网络系统5还包括源4,例如以网络发送器52的一部分的形式。 In Figure 3, the network system 5 further comprises a source 4, for example in the form of a portion of the web 52 of the transmitter. 结果,在客户系统2、3中,第二接收器12可以包括第一接收器11,这是由于视频信号和客户信号二者是经由相同连接而到达这一事实。 As a result, the client system 2 and 3, the second receiver 12 may comprise a first receiver 11, which is due to both the client signal and the video signal is connected via the same to reach this fact. 在视频单元20中,第一接收器11因而被单元19所替代。 In the video unit 20, the first receiver 11 is thus replaced by unit 19.

图4概略地示出了根据本发明的检测装置16、17、56和根据本发明的存储装置14、15、54。 Figure 4 schematically illustrates the present invention, the detection means 16,17,56 and 14,15,54 memory device according to the present invention is based on. 检测装置16、17、56包括耦合到总线70的客户命令检测器80,用于检测来自第一客户的客户命令。 Detecting means 16,17,56 coupled to bus 70 includes a customer command detector 80 for detecting the command from the first customer's customer. 检测装置16、17、56还包括耦合到总线71的客户命令检测器81,用于检测来自第二客户的客户命令。 Detecting means 16,17,56 coupled to bus 71 further includes a client command detector 81 detects a command from the client to the second client. 检测装置16、17、56还包括耦合到总线72的客户命令检测器82,用于检测来自第三客户的客户命令等等。 Detecting means 16,17,56 further includes a bus 72 coupled to a client command detector 82 for detecting from the third customer's customer order and the like. 客户命令检测器80-82被耦合到控制器90,该控制器90被耦合到存储装置14、15、54的控制器91。 Client command detector 80-82 is coupled to the controller 90, the controller 90 is coupled to the controller 91 of the storage means 14,15,54. 这些存储装置14、15、54还包括耦合到控制器91和总线60-62的存储介质92,总线60-62引导从客户和视频信号中获得的客户信号和客户参数。 These storage means 14,15,54 further includes a controller coupled to the bus 91 and 60-62 of the storage medium 92, and the client signal bus 60-62 boot parameters obtained from the customer and the customer video signal. 客户命令是这样的信号:其包括定义了要被执行的命令的命令代码(冻结或继续命令,不排除其它命令)。 Client command is a signal: which includes the definition command to be executed in the command code (frozen or continue command, does not exclude other commands). 在客户命令使用相同路径到命令检测器80-82的情况下,或者在例如仅存在一个命令检测器的情况下,所述信号还包括定义了客户的标识符代码。 In order to use the same path to the client command detector case 80-82, or in the case of a command such as the presence of only the lower detector, said signal further comprises an identifier code defines the customer. 客户可以经由例如视频单元20或网络单元30的远程控制、利用处理和/或接口电路21或处理和/或接口电路31来产生他/她的命令,其中所述处理和/或接口电路例如处理和/或连接来自所述远程控制的信号并且将所述信号转发给其目的地。 Customers via a network such as a video unit 20 or the remote control unit 30, the use of processing and / or interface circuit 21 or the processing and / or interface circuit 31 to generate his / her command, wherein said processing and / or handling interface circuit e.g. and / or connecting the signal from the remote control and the signal is forwarded to its destination. 可选地,存储装置14和/或15和/或检测装置16和/或17可以具有其自己的远程控制。 Alternatively, the storage device 14 and / or 15 and / or the detection means 16 and / or 17 may have its own remote control.

在控制器91的控制下,存储介质92响应于第一命令而标记视频信号的一部分并且存储该视频信号的其它部分,并且响应于第二命令而将该视频信号的其它部分供给显示屏13并且存储该视频信号另外的部分。 Under the control of the controller 91, the storage medium 92 in response to a first portion of a video signal storage command tag and other portions of the video signal, and in response to the second command while the other portions of the video signal supplied to the display 13 and store additional portions of the video signal. 所述视频信号可以被单独存储,和/或可以分离于客户信号的存储而被存储,和/或结合客户信号而被存储。 The video signal may be stored separately, and / or can be separated in the memory of the client signal is stored, and / or combined with the customer signal is stored. 每个检测装置16、17、56都可以包括所有检测器80-82或仅所述检测器中的某些,在这种情况下,检测装置16、17、56之间的通信可能是必要的。 Each detecting means 16,17,56 may include all the detectors 80-82 or only some of the detectors, in this case, the communication between the detecting means 16,17,56 may be necessary . 每个存储装置14、15、54都可以存储所有类型的信号或仅所述信号中的某些,在这种情况下,存储装置14、15、54之间的通信可能是必要的。 Each storage device 14,15,54 can store all types of signals or only some of the signals, in this case, the communication between the storage means 14,15,54 may be necessary. 总线60-62、70-72可以可选地构成缩减的总线数目的一部分,例如一个总线用于总线60-62且一个总线用于总线70-72,或者一个总线用于所有总线。 Bus 60-62,70-72 may optionally form part of a reduced number of bus, such as a bus and a bus for bus 60-62 for bus 70-72, or a bus used for all bus. 不排除其它(类型的)连接。 Does not exclude other (types of) connection. 控制器90可以具有仲裁功能,以驳回关于不同类型命令的矛盾(contradictory)判定(例如在不同的命令彼此矛盾的情况下),和/或判定对于多数/少数客户(在预定的时间间隔内)的不一致判定。 The controller 90 may have arbitration function to dismiss the contradictions about the different types of commands (contradictory) judgment (for example under different commands conflicting situation), and / or judgment for the majority / minority clients (within the predetermined time interval) inconsistent decisions. 来自不同客户的命令可以被不同地加权。 Commands from different customers may be weighted differently.

显示屏13可以是任何类型的显示屏。 The display 13 may be any type of display. 通常,视频信号和来自另一个客户的另一个客户信号将同时被显示给客户,也可以同时显示他/她本身的客户信号。 Typically, the video signals and the other client signal from another client will be simultaneously displayed to the customer, the customer may be displayed signal himself / herself simultaneously. 网络6可以是任何类型的网络(因特网,电话,电缆,卫星等)。 Network 6 may be any type of network (Internet, telephone, cable, satellite, etc.). 例如经由作为另一个网络接口的单元18,可以涉及另一个网络。 As another example, via the network interface unit 18, may relate to another network. 存储装置14(15)(54)和检测装置16(17)(56)可以被集成在一个装置14+16(15+17)(54+56)中。 14 (15) (54) and the detecting means 16 storage means (17) (56) may be integrated in an apparatus 14 + 16 (15 + 17) (54 + 56).

在例如“用于发送”、“用于接收”、“用于显示”、“用于存储”和“用于检测”等中的表达“用于”,不排除同时或不同时地执行其它功能。 In the example "for sending", "for receiving", "for displaying," expression "is used to store" and "for detecting" and "used", does not exclude the same time or perform other functions . 表述“耦合到Y的X”和“X和Y之间的耦合”和“耦合/连接X和Y”等,不排除在X和Y之间存在元件Z。 The expression "coupled to Y X" and "X and Y between the coupled" and "coupling / connection X and Y" etc. do not exclude the presence of elements between the X and Y Z. 表述“P包括Q”和“包括Q的P”等,不排除也包括/包含元件R。 Expression "P includes Q" and "includes Q, P", which does not exclude also comprises / comprising elements R. 术语“一个”不排除存在一个或多个的可能。 The term "a" does not exclude the presence of one or more possible.

发送、接收、存储和检测的步骤不排除其它步骤,例如针对附图所描述的步骤。 Sending, receiving, storing and detecting step does not exclude other steps, such as steps for drawings described.

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International ClassificationH04N7/173, H04L29/06, H04N7/15
Cooperative ClassificationH04L65/4023, H04L65/1083, H04N7/147, H04N21/4788, H04N7/17318, H04N21/4333
European ClassificationH04N7/173B2
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