Patents by Inventor Joshua T. Blanton

Joshua T. Blanton 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).

  • Publication number: 20210037280
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to modem and router modules for use with digital display systems, including televisions. A modem module is configurable to attach to a set-top box, a set-back box, directly to a digital display, or may even be integrated into display equipment. Router functions and ports can be integrated into the module to provide for networking of additional devices in proximity to the module and/or display, using either or both wired and wireless access technologies. Systems including the module convert power to the appropriate forms for delivery to the different devices, hardware, and components associated with the module. The modem and routing functions are configurable to provide separate security domains to isolate or direct traffic among the various networked devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Applicant: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua T. Blanton, Robert J. Palle, Nezam T. Nikoo
  • Publication number: 20200413490
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to content delivery systems such as gateways for use in locations where the services of many end user devices are provided by a common management entity, such as hospitality, dormitory, healthcare, or other enterprise settings. The disclosure includes methods of initializing a gateway configuration and operating a gateway by ingesting content from a variety of signals (satellite, broadcast, cable, and IP), processing the content to have additional desired features, and reassembling content in various forms for delivery to individual end user devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Applicant: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Palle, Nezam T. Nikoo, James D. Haberly, Joshua T. Blanton, Donald Christie Young, Jeffrey W. Smith
  • Patent number: 10805660
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to modem and router modules for use with digital display systems, including televisions. A modem module is configurable to attach to a set-top box, a set-back box, directly to a digital display, or may even be integrated into display equipment. Router functions and ports can be integrated into the module to provide for networking of additional devices in proximity to the module and/or display, using either or both wired and wireless access technologies. Systems including the module convert power to the appropriate forms for delivery to the different devices, hardware, and components associated with the module. The modem and routing functions are configurable to provide separate security domains to isolate or direct traffic among the various networked devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua T. Blanton, Robert J. Palle, Nezam T. Nikoo
  • Patent number: 10785829
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to content delivery systems such as gateways for use in locations where the services of many end user devices are provided by a common management entity, such as hospitality, dormitory, healthcare, or other enterprise settings. The disclosure includes a gateway system that is configurable to ingest content from a variety of signals (satellite, broadcast, cable, and IP), process the content to have additional desired features, and reassemble content in various forms for delivery to individual end user devices. The gateway can be constructed from a series of modular processing blades with specific processing functions all interconnected by a common backplane and managed by a control module. A gateway can be inserted downstream from a node to allow additional end units to be added without exceeding the node capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Palle, Nezam T. Nikoo, James D. Haberly, Joshua T. Blanton, Donald Christie Young, Jeffrey W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20200021874
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to modem and router modules for use with digital display systems, including televisions. A modem module is configurable to attach to a set-top box, a set-back box, directly to a digital display, or may even be integrated into display equipment. Router functions and ports can be integrated into the module to provide for networking of additional devices in proximity to the module and/or display, using either or both wired and wireless access technologies. Systems including the module convert power to the appropriate forms for delivery to the different devices, hardware, and components associated with the module. The modem and routing functions are configurable to provide separate security domains to isolate or direct traffic among the various networked devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Publication date: January 16, 2020
    Applicant: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua T. Blanton, Robert J. Palle, Nezam T. Nikoo
  • Publication number: 20180288829
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to content delivery systems such as gateways for use in locations where the services of many end user devices are provided by a common management entity, such as hospitality, dormitory, healthcare, or other enterprise settings. The disclosure includes a gateway system that is configurable to ingest content from a variety of signals (satellite, broadcast, cable, and IP), process the content to have additional desired features, and reassemble content in various forms for delivery to individual end user devices. The gateway can be constructed from a series of modular processing blades with specific processing functions all interconnected by a common backplane and managed by a control module. A gateway can be inserted downstream from a node to allow additional end units to be added without exceeding the node capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Palle, Nezam T. Nikoo, James D. Haberly, Joshua T. Blanton, Donald Christie Young, Jeffrey W. Smith