Patents by Inventor Luke Fay

Luke Fay 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: 11363310
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering TV programming to hospitality establishments such as hotels without the need for set-top boxes or set-back boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Adam Michael Goldberg, Graham Clift, Luke Fay
  • Publication number: 20220124401
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol and more specifically various types of ATSC 3.0 signaling to deliver private content for signage to kiosks and other public displays.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Adam Goldberg, Graham Clift
  • Publication number: 20220094992
    Abstract: Techniques are described for using the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering TV programming to hospitality establishments such as hotels without the need for set-top boxes or set-back boxes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: March 24, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Shintani, Adam Michael Goldberg, Graham Clift, Luke Fay
  • Patent number: 11159274
    Abstract: A reception apparatus including a tuner and circuitry is provided. The tuner is configured to receive a transmission frame including a bootstrap portion, a preamble portion, and a payload portion. The circuitry is configured to extract first signaling information from the bootstrap portion to decode the preamble portion, and extract second signaling information from the preamble portion to decode the payload portion. The bootstrap portion includes at least one of a first symbol used for synchronization, a second symbol that signals emergency alert information, or a third symbol that signals the first signaling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Lachlan Michael, Daniel Schneider, Lothar Stadelmeier, Samuel Atungsiri
  • Publication number: 20210258655
    Abstract: Techniques are described for expanding and/or improving the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering the next generation broadcast television services. Reverse 911 emergency alerts are personalized to a user of each receiver in the ATSC 3.0 system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: Luke Fay
  • Publication number: 20210258625
    Abstract: Techniques are described for expanding and/or improving the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering the next generation broadcast television services. Personalized store front ads are pushed to mobile devices passing stores associated with the ads using layered division multiplexing in an ATSC 3.0 signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: Luke Fay
  • Publication number: 20210250573
    Abstract: Techniques are described for expanding and/or improving the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering the next generation broadcast television services. Test code is embedded in ATSC 3.0 content to determine whether a receiver can render the content. The results are reported back to the broadcaster, which can alter content or perform other modifications based on aggregated rendering statistics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Tanmay Agnihotri
  • Publication number: 20210234910
    Abstract: A method of a reception apparatus for receiving transmission frames. The method includes receiving, by circuitry of the reception apparatus, the transmission frames transmitted on one millisecond boundaries. Each of the transmission frames includes a bootstrap, a preamble, and a payload. The method further includes determining, by the circuitry, an absolute point of time at a predetermined position in a stream of the transmission frames based on first time information included in a first one of the transmission frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Publication date: July 29, 2021
    Applicant: Satum Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Luke FAY
  • Patent number: 11032338
    Abstract: A method of a reception apparatus for receiving transmission frames. The method includes receiving, by circuitry of the reception apparatus, the transmission frames transmitted on one millisecond boundaries. Each of the transmission frames includes a bootstrap, a preamble, and a payload. The method further includes determining, by the circuitry, an absolute point of time at a predetermined position in a stream of the transmission frames based on first time information included in a first one of the transmission frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Luke Fay
  • Patent number: 11012761
    Abstract: Techniques are described for expanding and/or improving the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering the next generation broadcast television services. An empty x-link period is provided at the end of an MPD to alert a newly tuning in receiver to obtain and insert a replacement ad in the period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Graham Clift
  • Patent number: 10757460
    Abstract: A distribution system and reception apparatus, and methods thereof, are provided for broadcasting and receiving a plurality of non-backwards-compatible services. The broadcasting method includes receiving, by a first service provider, a plurality of first services, which include a first service from each of the first and second service providers. The first service provider generates a first broadcast multiplex, including the plurality of first services, and broadcasts the first broadcast multiplex on a first broadcast channel allocated to the first service provider. A second service provider receives a plurality of second services, which include a second service from each of the first and second service providers. The second service provider generates a second broadcast multiplex, including the plurality of second services, and broadcasts the second broadcast multiplex on a second broadcast channel allocated to the second service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Luke Fay
  • Patent number: 10728602
    Abstract: A distribution system and reception apparatus, and methods thereof, are provided for broadcasting and receiving a plurality of first services from a plurality of different broadcast providers, which broadcast a plurality of second services over a plurality of different broadcast channels, on a transition broadcast channel that is different from the plurality of different broadcast channels. The system includes at least one receiver and a transmitter. The at least one receiver is configured to receive the plurality of first services from the plurality of different broadcast providers. The transmitter is configured to broadcast the plurality of first services over the transition broadcast channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Lachlan Michael
  • Publication number: 20200119847
    Abstract: A reception apparatus including a tuner and circuitry is provided. The tuner is configured to receive a transmission frame including a bootstrap portion, a preamble portion, and a payload portion. The circuitry is configured to extract first signaling information from the bootstrap portion to decode the preamble portion, and extract second signaling information from the preamble portion to decode the payload portion. The bootstrap portion includes at least one of a first symbol used for synchronization, a second symbol that signals emergency alert information, or a third symbol that signals the first signaling information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Luke FAY, Lachlan MICHAEL, Daniel SCHNEIDER, Lothar STADELMEIER, Samuel ATUNGSIRI
  • Publication number: 20200084492
    Abstract: A distribution system and reception apparatus, and methods thereof, are provided for broadcasting and receiving a plurality of first services from a plurality of different broadcast providers, which broadcast a plurality of second services over a plurality of different broadcast channels, on a transition broadcast channel that is different from the plurality of different broadcast channels. The system includes at least one receiver and a transmitter The at least one receiver is configured to receive the plurality of first services from the plurality of different broadcast providers. The transmitter is configured to broadcast the plurality of first services over the transition broadcast channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Applicant: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Luke FAY, Lachlan Michael
  • Patent number: 10536241
    Abstract: A reception apparatus including a tuner and circuitry is provided. The tuner is configured to receive a transmission frame. The circuitry is configured to detect a last symbol of a first part of the transmission frame. The circuitry is configured to extract first signaling information, from the last symbol of the first part of the transmission frame, to decode a second part of the transmission frame. The circuitry is configured to remove a guard interval of a symbol of the second part of the transmission frame based on the guard interval indicated by the first signaling information. The circuitry is further configured to recover payload data from a third part of the transmission frame based on second signaling information included in the second part of the transmission frame. The first part is a bootstrap portion, the second part is a preamble portion, and the third part is a payload portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Lachlan Michael, Daniel Schneider, Lothar Stadelmeier, Samuel Atungsiri
  • Publication number: 20200014737
    Abstract: A method of a reception apparatus for receiving transmission frames. The method includes receiving, by circuitry of the reception apparatus, the transmission frames transmitted on one millisecond boundaries. Each of the transmission frames includes a bootstrap, a preamble, and a payload. The method further includes determining, by the circuitry, an absolute point of time at a predetermined position in a stream of the transmission frames based on first time information included in a first one of the transmission frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Luke FAY
  • Patent number: 10448077
    Abstract: A method is provided for a reception apparatus to access content. The method includes outputting a distribution schedule for a plurality of content and receiving a selection of one of the plurality of content for which distribution started before or starts after a current time. At least one processor of the reception apparatus determines whether on-demand access is requested for the selected content. When on-demand access is determined to be requested for the selected content, a request for the selected content is sent over a first communication medium and the selected content is received via a second communication medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 10432680
    Abstract: A method of a reception apparatus for receiving transmission frames. The method includes receiving, by circuitry of the reception apparatus, the transmission frames transmitted on one millisecond boundaries. Each of the transmission frames includes a bootstrap, a preamble, and a payload. The method further includes determining, by the circuitry, an absolute point of time at a predetermined position in a stream of the transmission frames based on first time information included in a first one of the transmission frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Luke Fay
  • Patent number: 10419791
    Abstract: An information providing system, reception apparatus, and methods thereof are provided for providing content data. The method for providing content includes generating the content data. A digital television pre-broadcast signal, including the content data, is generated. At least one portion of the digital television pre-broadcast signal is extracted. The at least one portion of the digital television pre-broadcast signal is packaged into one or more Internet Protocol (IP) data packets. A digital television broadcast signal, including the remainder of the digital television pre-broadcast signal, is generated. The one or more IP data packets is provided via a communication network. The digital television broadcast signal is provided on a predetermined radio frequency (RF) channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Frederick J. Zustak, Peter Shintani, Brant Candelore
  • Patent number: 10397629
    Abstract: A distribution system and reception apparatus, and methods thereof, are provided for broadcasting and receiving a plurality of first services from a plurality of different broadcast providers, which broadcast a plurality of second services over a plurality of different broadcast channels, on a transition broadcast channel that is different from the plurality of different broadcast channels. The system includes at least one receiver and a transmitter. The at least one receiver is configured to receive the plurality of first services from the plurality of different broadcast providers. The transmitter is configured to broadcast the plurality of first services over the transition broadcast channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Luke Fay, Lachlan Michael