Patent Number: 8,819,744

Title: Miniature wireless audio/video/data distribution and access system

Abstract: The present invention provides a system including a portable device capable of displaying information from, and transmitting commands/controls to, a base station audio/video/data source via a local transceiver module. The audio/video/data source may be embodied in a portable or stationary satellite receiver/decoder, a local video source, or any similar device. The present invention allows for highly portable access to satellite information, without need for a satellite reception antenna associated with each portable device, and without disturbing the equipment in direct contact with the satellite as the portable devices are moved in a highly portable manner. Other embodiments of the present invention provide a distribution method and apparatus for use in theater or stadium settings.

Inventors: Tilford; Arthur R. (Yorba Linda, CA)

Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.

International Classification: H04N 7/18 (20060101); H04N 7/16 (20110101); H04N 5/64 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018