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Automatic TV Software Update through USB memory

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000138738D
Publication Date: 2006-Jul-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

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Abstract

Upgrade the TV microcontroller firmware through a USB memory flash (Analog Television).

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Sony Corporation

Sony Electronics Inc.

IPD Case # : 50V8385

Title:

Automatic TV Software Update through USB memory

Description of the Invention:

Upgrade the TV microcontroller firmware through a USB memory flash (Analog Television).

Inventor:

 

Villalpando, Jesus

Vang,Khoua

Goto,Marcelo

Du,Vincent

Invention Disclosure:

The present invention provides a technology for software / firmware upgrades for an analog television using a USB memory flash. Conventionally, such an upgrade was achieved by using a computer and often required returning the analog television to a service center. The present invention allows the user to upgrade the software for an analog television at the customer premises by simply providing the upgrade to the analog television through a memory. In an embodiment, the analog television communicates with the memory through a USB interface.

The key features of the invention were identified as follows: Feature 1. The firmware is upgraded in an analog television. Feature 2. The firmware upgrade is loaded from a memory device. Feature 3. The memory device is connected to the analog television using a USB port.

Currently a PC is needed to reprogram a TV microcontroller flash memory through USB, what this solution propose is to eliminate the use of PC and directly from a USB Flash memory re-program a TV micro.

This invention makes it easy for end user to upgrade software for Television without sending back to man...

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