Thursday, October 19, 2006

In- Flight Entertainment System including SDARS Patent Application

LiveTV had a patent application disclosed today for an in-flight entertainment system that includes satellite radio. This is the same group that is already installing XM on Air Tran and other airlines. If we are not mistaken, they are owned by Jet Blue.


United States Patent Application 20060234700
Kind Code A1
Funderburk; Jason ; et al. October 19, 2006

Aircraft in-flight entertainment system including digital radio service and associated methods

Abstract

An aircraft in-flight entertainment (IFE) system includes a headend unit, and a plurality of seat electronic boxes (SEBs) spaced throughout the aircraft. The headend unit includes a digital satellite radio receiver. A local area network (LAN) connects the digital satellite radio receiver for providing digital satellite radio signals to the SEBs. The IFE system further includes a plurality of passenger control units (PCUs) connected to the plurality of SEBs, with each PCU permitting passenger selection of the digital satellite radio signals.


Inventors: Funderburk; Jason; (Melbourne, FL) ; Easterling; Scott D.; (Malabar, FL) ; Keen; Robert M.; (Malabar, FL)
Correspondence Name and Address:
    ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT, MILBRATH & GILCHRIST P.A.
1401 CITRUS CENTER 255 SOUTH ORANGE AVENUE
P.O. BOX 3791
ORLANDO
FL
32802-3791
US
Assignee Name and Adress: LiveTV, LLC
Melbourne
FL

Serial No.: 024072
Series Code: 11
Filed: December 28, 2004

U.S. Current Class: 455/431
U.S. Class at Publication: 455/431
Intern'l Class: H04Q 7/20 20060101 H04Q007/20



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