Patents by Inventor Ian Lerner

Ian Lerner has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8774082
    Abstract: An Ethernet Digital Storage (EDS) Card and satellite transmission system is provided for receiving, storing, and transmitting files. A data stream is received and may be stored at the receiver or routed as TCP/IP packets. The EDS Card includes an HTTP server. A DHCP on the EDS card provides dynamic configuration of the card's IP address. The EDS card includes a PPP and modem processor. The EDS card includes an event scheduler. A command processor keeps a built-in log of audio spots played. Files may be transmitted from the EDS card via an M&C port, an Ethernet port, or an auxiliary RS-232 port. Files may be received from a data stream from a satellite, an M&C port, an Ethernet port, or an auxiliary RS-232 port. The EDS card also provides time shifting and may be used without a satellite feed as an HTTP-controlled router with storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Megawave Audio LLC
    Inventors: Roswell Roberts, Ian Lerner, Lowell E. Teschmacher
  • Publication number: 20130065509
    Abstract: An Ethernet Digital Storage (EDS) Card and satellite transmission system is provided for receiving, storing, and transmitting files. A data stream is received and may be stored at the receiver or routed as TCP/IP packets. The EDS Card includes an HTTP server. A DHCP on the EDS card provides dynamic configuration of the card's IP address. The EDS card includes a PPP and modem processor. The EDS card includes an event scheduler. A command processor keeps a built-in log of audio spots played. Files may be transmitted from the EDS card via an M&C port, an Ethernet port, or an auxiliary RS-232 port. Files may be received from a data stream from a satellite, an M&C port, an Ethernet port, or an auxiliary RS-232 port. The EDS card also provides time shifting and may be used without a satellite feed as an HTTP-controlled router with storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Roswell Roberts, Ian Lerner, Lowell E. Teschmacher
  • Patent number: 8284774
    Abstract: An Ethernet Digital Storage (EDS) Card and satellite transmission system is provided for receiving, storing, and transmitting files including video, audio, text, and multimedia files, especially files received via satellite transmission. In a preferred embodiment, a satellite system includes a receiver using the EDS Card. A data stream is received by the receiver and then may be stored at the receiver or directly routed as TCP/IP packets. Received or stored data files may be multicast. The EDS Card also includes an HTTP server for web access to the card parameters and any files stored on the card. A DHCP on the EDS card provides dynamic configuration of the card's IP address. The EDS card also includes a PPP and modem processor for file transmission, reception, and affidavit collection. The EDS card also includes an event scheduler for triggering files at a predetermined time or at an external prompt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Megawave Audio LLC
    Inventors: Roswell Roberts, Ian Lerner, Lowell E. Teschmacher
  • Patent number: 8238898
    Abstract: Wireless active monitor system for containers/carts that hold item(s). Includes a container mount, and sensor for example to weigh the item(s), and a wireless transmitter/transceiver to transmit sensor data from the sensor to a database for remote access. The sensor may be protected via shock pads to prevent damage to the sensor if the container is dropped. The system may be implemented with a printed circuit board having a central processing unit and memory that holds program code to execute on the central processing unit, for example to transmit sensor data via the wireless transmitter. May utilize a unique identifier associated with each container, and/or vehicle utilized to interface with the container. Enables rapid determination of the physical characteristics associated with items in the container without requiring physical contact with the container. For example, allows the weight of garbage containers to be determined remotely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Inventor: Ian Lerner
  • Publication number: 20100304672
    Abstract: Wireless active monitor system for containers/carts that hold item(s). Includes a container mount, and sensor for example to weigh the item(s), and a wireless transmitter/transceiver to transmit sensor data from the sensor to a database for remote access. The sensor may be protected via shock pads to prevent damage to the sensor if the container is dropped. The system may be implemented with a printed circuit board having a central processing unit and memory that holds program code to execute on the central processing unit, for example to transmit sensor data via the wireless transmitter. May utilize a unique identifier associated with each container, and/or vehicle utilized to interface with the container. Enables rapid determination of the physical characteristics associated with items in the container without requiring physical contact with the container. For example, allows the weight of garbage containers to be determined remotely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Ian LERNER
  • Patent number: 7792068
    Abstract: This specification discloses a satellite transmission system for transmission of TCP/IP compatible packets from a head end computer through a satellite uplink, an extraterrestrial satellite, a satellite downlink, and an integrated satellite receiver/router for outputting of the TCP/IP compatible packets through a port on the receiver/router onto a computer LAN or WAN. The system may include an Internet or telecommunications backchannel. The receiver becomes router enabled by means of a removable insertion Ethernet/Router insertion card inserted into a slot in the receiver, although the transmission system may be used to simultaneously transmit a variety of other services through the receiver by use of other service slots in the receiver. The Ethernet/Receiver supports the IGMPv2 Multicasting (querier and non querier modes), standard TCP/IP (including UDP and Telnet), and SNMP protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Inventors: Roswell Robert, III, Ian Lerner, Laurence A. Fish, C. Brian Peabody
  • Patent number: 7372824
    Abstract: This specification discloses a satellite transmission system for transmission of TCP/IP compatible packets from a head end computer through a satellite uplink, an extraterrestrial satellite, a satellite downlink, and an integrated satellite receiver/router for outputting of the TCP/IP compatible packets through a port on the receiver/router onto a computer LAN or WAN. The system may include an Internet or telecommunications backchannel. The receiver becomes router enabled by means of a removable insertion Ethernet/Router insertion card inserted into a slot in the receiver, although the transmission system may be used to simultaneously transmit a variety of other services through the receiver by use of other service slots in the receiver. The Ethernet/Receiver supports the IGMPv2 Multicasting (querier and non querier modes), standard TCP/IP (including UDP and Telnet), and SNMP protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: Megawave Audio LLC
    Inventors: Roswell Roberts, III, Ian Lerner, Laurence A. Fish, C. Brian Peabody
  • Publication number: 20080098797
    Abstract: Impact-sensing and measurement systems are disclosed, especially for use in contact sports and related activities that involve exchanges of impacts or blows. The system generally includes at least one impact sensor, a controller, and a feedback device. The controller is in communication with the at least one impact sensor, and includes a microprocessor having a control program software executed thereon at least for processing data from the at least one impact sensor. The feedback device is in communication with the controller and is configured to produce an audio or video output, or combined audio and visual output, based on impact data produced by the impact sensor upon sensing an impact and processed by the first controller. The controller can be programmed to provide specialized training regimens and/or interactive training programs, such as over a computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Inventors: Gary Considine, Jeff Dankworth, Rita Sever, Ian Lerner, Roswell Roberts
  • Patent number: 7308818
    Abstract: Impact-sensing and measurement systems are disclosed, especially for use in contact sports and related activities that involve exchanges of impacts or blows. The system generally includes at least one impact sensor, a controller, and a feedback device. The controller is in communication with the at least one impact sensor, and includes a microprocessor having a control program software executed thereon at least for processing data from the at least one impact sensor. The feedback device is in communication with the controller and is configured to produce an audio or video output, or combined audio and visual output, based on impact data produced by the impact sensor upon sensing an impact and processed by the first controller. The controller can be programmed to provide specialized training regimens and/or interactive training programs, such as over a computer network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2007
    Assignee: Garri Productions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Considine, Jeff Dankworth, Rita Server, Ian Lerner, Roswell R. Roberts, III
  • Publication number: 20070202800
    Abstract: An Ethernet Digital Storage (EDS) Card and satellite transmission system is provided for receiving, storing, and transmitting files including video, audio, text, and multimedia files, especially files received via satellite transmission. In a preferred embodiment, a satellite system includes a receiver using the EDS Card. A data stream is received by the receiver and then may be stored at the receiver or directly routed as TCP/IP packets. Received or stored data files may be multicast. The EDS Card also includes an HTTP server for web access to the card parameters and any files stored on the card. A DHCP on the EDS card provides dynamic configuration of the card's IP address. The EDS card also includes a PPP and modem processor for file transmission, reception, and affidavit collection. The EDS card also includes an event scheduler for triggering files at a predetermined time or at an external prompt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2007
    Publication date: August 30, 2007
    Inventors: Roswell Roberts, Ian Lerner, Lowell Teschmacher
  • Publication number: 20060209668
    Abstract: An integrated receiver-decoder device for in-home use demodulates and decodes QPSK modulated MPEG-DVB formatted signals received via satellite transmission. The receiver-decoder is capable of simultaneously providing both IP data output and analog audio output for direct connection to a user's home entertainment equipment and/or PC. The receiver-decoder housing includes a front panel user-interface and is designed for connection to an external satellite receiver dish. An on-line upgradable software operating system controls all receiver-decoder operations including demodulating, DVB signal decoding, selecting and configuring audio and IP data channels for output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2003
    Publication date: September 21, 2006
    Inventors: Ian Lerner, Laurence Fish, Roswell Roberts, Lowell Teschmacher, Omar Choucair
  • Publication number: 20050266967
    Abstract: Impact-sensing and measurement systems are disclosed, especially for use in contact sports and related activities that involve exchanges of impacts or blows. The system generally includes at least one impact sensor, a controller, and a feedback device. The controller is in communication with the at least one impact sensor, and includes a microprocessor having a control program software executed thereon at least for processing data from the at least one impact sensor. The feedback device is in communication with the controller and is configured to produce an audio or video output, or combined audio and visual output, based on impact data produced by the impact sensor upon sensing an impact and processed by the first controller. The controller can be programmed to provide specialized training regimens and/or interactive training programs, such as over a computer network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventors: Gary Considine, Jeff Dankworth, Rita Sever, Ian Lerner, Roswell Roberts
  • Patent number: 6965593
    Abstract: A method and arrangement is provided for the multicasting of streaming digital content to a plurality of Internet users. Streaming digital audio, video or other digital data content that is to be multicast to Internet users is formatted into IP protocol at a head-end content source transmission site. The streaming IP digital data is transmitted from the head-end transmission site to at least one distant/remote routing station of an Internet service provider (i.e., a provider-edge router or Internet point of presence) via a bandwidth portion of a digital communications data transport service or transmission medium that is substantially unaffected by conventional Internet communications traffic. The Internet service provider (ISP) maintains at least one access router for providing Internet access via its Internet domain for its customers accessing the Internet via conventional two-way IP connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: DS Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Jeffrey A. Dankworth, Larry W. Hinderks, Laurence A. Fish, Ian A. Lerner, Thomas C. Ballister, Roswell R. Roberts, III
  • Publication number: 20050099969
    Abstract: This specification discloses a satellite transmission system for transmission of TCP/IP compatible packets from a head end computer through a satellite uplink, an extraterrestrial satellite, a satellite downlink, and an integrated satellite receiver/router for outputting of the TCP/IP compatible packets through a port on the receiver/router onto a computer LAN or WAN. The system may include an Internet or telecommunications backchannel. The receiver becomes router enabled by means of a removable insertion Ethernet/Router insertion card inserted into a slot in the receiver, although the transmission system may be used to simultaneously transmit a variety of other services through the receiver by use of other service slots in the receiver. The Ethernet/Receiver supports the IGMPv2 Multicasting (querier and non querier modes), standard TCP/IP (including UDP and Telnet), and SNMP protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: May 12, 2005
    Inventors: Roswell Roberts, Ian Lerner, Laurence Fish, C. Peabody
  • Publication number: 20040136333
    Abstract: This specification discloses a satellite transmission system for transmission of TCP/IP compatible packets from a head end computer through a satellite uplink, an extraterrestrial satellite, a satellite downlink, and an integrated satellite receiver/router for outputting of the TCP/IP compatible packets through a port on the receiver/router onto a computer LAN or WAN. The system may include an Internet or telecommunications backchannel. The receiver becomes router enabled by means of a removable insertion Ethernet/Router insertion card inserted into a slot in the receiver, although the transmission system may be used to simultaneously transmit a variety of other services through the receiver by use of other service slots in the receiver. The Ethernet/Receiver supports the IGMPv2 Multicasting (querier and non querier modes), standard TCP/IP (including UDP and Telnet), and SNMP protocols.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Roswell Robert, Ian Lerner, Laurence A. Fish, C. Brian Peabody
  • Publication number: 20030012180
    Abstract: A method of multicasting digital data to a user accessing an Internet connection is disclosed. The method includes placing digital data that is to be multicast in IP protocol to generate IP digital data. The IP digital data is transmitted from a transmission site to a remote Internet point of presence through a dedicated transmission channel substantially separate from Internet backbone. The dedicated transmission channel may be, for example, a satellite channel. At the remote Internet point of presence, the IP digital data is multicast for delivery to at least one receiving Internet user's apparatus connected to but distal from the remote Internet point of presence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Applicant: Starguide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Jeffrey A. Dankworth, Larry W. Hinderks, Laurence A. Fish, Ian A. Lerner, Thomas C. Ballister, Roswell R. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20020118638
    Abstract: A method of multicasting digital data to a user accessing an Internet connection is disclosed. The method includes placing digital data that is to be multicast in IP protocol to generate IP digital data. The IP digital data is transmitted from a transmission site to a remote Internet point of presence through a dedicated transmission channel substantially separate from Internet backbone. The dedicated transmission channel may be, for example, a satellite channel. At the remote Internet point of presence, the IP digital data is multicast for delivery to at least one receiving Internet user's apparatus connected to but distal from the remote Internet point of presence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Applicant: Starguide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Jeffrey A. Dankworth, Larry W. Hinderks, Laurence A. Fish, Ian A. Lerner, Thomas C. Ballister, Roswell R. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20020105955
    Abstract: An Ethernet Digital Storage (EDS) Card and satellite transmission system is provided for receiving, storing, and transmitting files including video, audio, fax, text, and multimedia files, especially files received via satellite transmission. In a preferred embodiment, a satellite system includes a receiver using the EDS Card. A data stream is received by the receiver and then may be stored at the receiver or directly routed as TCP/IP packets. Received or stored data files may be multicast. The EDS Card also includes an HTTP server for web access to the card parameters and any files stored on the card. A DHCP on the EDS card provides dynamic configuration of the card's IP address. The EDS card also includes a PPP and modem processor for file transmission, reception, and affidavit collection. The EDS card also includes an event scheduler for triggering files at a predetermined time or at an external prompt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: Roswell R. Roberts, Ian Lerner, Lowell E. Teschmacher
  • Patent number: 6411607
    Abstract: This specification discloses a satellite transmission system for transmission of TCP/IP compatible packets from a head end computer through a satellite uplink, an extraterrestrial satellite, a satellite downlink, and an integrated satellite receiver/router for outputting of the TCP/IP compatible packets through a port on the receiver/router onto a computer LAN or WAN. The system may include an Internet or telecommunications backchannel. The receiver becomes router enabled by means of a removable insertion Ethernet/Router insertion card inserted into a slot in the receiver, although the transmission system may be used to simultaneously transmit a variety of other services through the receiver by use of other service slots in the receiver. The Ethernet/Receiver supports the IGMPv2 Multicasting (querier and non querier modes), standard TCP/IP (including UDP and Telnet), and SNMP protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: StarGuide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Roswell Robert, III, Ian Lerner, Laurence A. Fish, C. Brian Peabody
  • Patent number: RE43843
    Abstract: A method and arrangement is provided for the multicasting of streaming digital content to a plurality of Internet users. Streaming digital audio, video or other digital data content that is to be multicast to Internet users is formatted into IP protocol at a head-end content source transmission site. The streaming IP digital data is transmitted from the head-end transmission site to at least one distant/remote routing station of an Internet service provider (i.e., a provider-edge router or Internet point of presence) via a bandwidth portion of a digital communications data transport service or transmission medium that is substantially unaffected by conventional Internet communications traffic. The Internet service provider (ISP) maintains at least one access router for providing Internet access via its Internet domain for its customers accessing the Internet via conventional two-way IP connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Megawave Audio LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Donahue, Jeffrey A. Dankworth, Larry W. Hinderks, Laurence A. Fish, Ian A. Lerner, Thomas C. Ballister, Roswell R. Roberts, III