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: 6411616
    Abstract: An arrangement for multicasting digital data to a user accessing an Internet connection is disclosed. The arrangement entails placing streaming digital data content that is to be multicast in IP protocol to generate streaming IP digital data. The streaming IP digital data is uplinked from a transmission site to a satellite and downlinked to one or more remote Internet gateways via a communications path that is substantially separate from the Internet backbone. A plurality of separate satellite receiver systems, which may be located at separate remote Internet gateways, are adapted to receive IP streaming content via downlink carrier from the satellite and provide the streaming IP content to an Internet gateway without providing substantial TCP confirmation of delivery. At a remote Internet gateway, the streaming IP digital data content is multicast for delivery as a one-way data stream to at least one receiving Internet user's apparatus connected to but distant from the remote Internet gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2002
    Assignee: 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, III
  • Patent number: 6266339
    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 the 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: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: 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, III
  • Patent number: 6262982
    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 the 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: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: 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, III
  • Publication number: 20010000457
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for dynamically allocated multiple slots within a multi-channel multi-carrier transmission system. The slots may be allocated sequentially or non-sequentially. The data transmission rate for each slot remains constant, while multiple slots may be allocated to a single user service. Each carrier signal contains header data regarding all other carriers associated with the transmission system to identify the allocation of slots to user services. In an alternative embodiment, an encoding and transmitting system is provided for transmitting one or more video and audio encoded signals in a time division multiplexed manner along separate channels having fixed bandwidths. Multiple audio channels may be transmitted simultaneously with a related single video channel, and vice versa. The time division multiplexed audio/video signals may be transmitted over a single carrier or over multiple carriers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Publication date: April 26, 2001
    Inventors: Larry W. Hinderks, Laurence A. Fish, Ian Lerner, Roswell R. Roberts
  • Patent number: 6212201
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for dynamically allocated multiple slots within a multi-channel multi-carrier transmission system. The slots may be allocated sequentially or non-sequentially. The data transmission rate for each slot remains constant, while multiple slots may be allocated to a single user service. Each carrier signal contains header data regarding all other carriers associated with the transmission system to identify the allocation of slots to user services. In an alternative embodiment, an encoding and transmitting system is provided for transmitting one or more video and audio encoded signals in a time division multiplexed manner along separate channels having fixed bandwidths. Multiple audio channels may be transmitted simultaneously with a related single video channel, and vice versa. The time division multiplexed audio/video signals may be transmitted over a single carrier or over multiple carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: Starguide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry W. Hinderks, Laurence A. Fish, Ian Lerner, Roswell R. Roberts, III
  • Patent number: 6160797
    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: April 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2000
    Assignee: StarGuide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Roswell Robert, III, Ian Lerner, Laurence A. Fish, C. Brian Peabody
  • Patent number: 6101180
    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: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Assignee: 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, III
  • Patent number: 6049551
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for dynamically allocated multiple slots within a multi-channel multi-carrier transmission system. The slots may be allocated sequentially or non-sequentially. The data transmission rate for each slot remains constant, while multiple slots may be allocated to a single user service. Each carrier signal contains header data regarding all other carriers associated with the transmission system to identify the allocation of slots to user services. In an alternative embodiment, an encoding and transmitting system is provided for transmitting one or more video and audio encoded signals in a time division multiplexed manner along separate channels having fixed bandwidths. Multiple audio channels may be transmitted simultaneously with a related single video channel, and vice versa. The time division multiplexed audio/video signals may be transmitted over a single carrier or over multiple carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: StarGuide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry W. Hinderks, Larry Fish, Ian Lerner, Roswell Roberts
  • Patent number: 5694334
    Abstract: A system and methodology for automatically organizing, managing, and distributing digital multi-media information without the negative artifacts which are normally introduced when electronically distributing digitally compressed data and information which contains still images, moving images and sound. The invented system packages and assists in production and electronic distribution of pre-produced multi-media information into digital packets or segments of varying file lengths with defined start and end points. Each segment of multi-media information is identified with separate alpha-numeric and binary coded data fields which are organized into multimedia "object descriptors" and multi-media "segment descriptors". Object descriptor fields define the actual multi-media object and its relative mixture of digitized audio, video, text, and picture content its life span for use, date and time release information for use, killdate, and file sizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Starguide Digital Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Donahue, Lawrence Fish, Ian Lerner