Patents by Inventor Scott D. Casavant

Scott D. Casavant 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: 20210006743
    Abstract: A system and method of entering a low power mode includes an external tuner module having a first external tuner and a receiving device having a first receiving tuner. The receiving device has a controller determining an unused tuner from one of the first external tuner or first receiving tuner and controls entering a low power mode at the unused tuner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean S. Lee, Brian D. Jupin, Jorge H. Guzman, Scott D. Casavant
  • Publication number: 20210006851
    Abstract: A user device and method comprising a satellite signal determination module receiving a satellite signal from a satellite comprising a first satellite signal identifier, a memory storing an expected satellite signal identifier for an authorized location of the user device, a comparison module comparing the first satellite signal identifier to the expected satellite signal identifier to identify the first satellite signal as unexpected when the first satellite signal is not the expected satellite signal and a disable module disabling the user device from processing satellite signals in response to comparing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Casavant, Sean S. Lee, Kuriacose Joseph, John L. Norin
  • Patent number: 10819939
    Abstract: A system and method of entering a low power mode includes an external tuner module having a first external tuner and a receiving device having a first receiving tuner. The receiving device has a controller determining an unused tuner from one of the first external tuner or first receiving tuner and controls entering a low power mode at the unused tuner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean S. Lee, Brian D. Jupin, Jorge H. Guzman, Scott D. Casavant
  • Patent number: 10820028
    Abstract: A user device and method comprising a satellite signal determination module receiving a satellite signal from a satellite comprising a first satellite signal identifier, a memory storing an expected satellite signal identifier for an authorized location of the user device, a comparison module comparing the first satellite signal identifier to the expected satellite signal identifier to identify the first satellite signal as unexpected when the first satellite signal is not the expected satellite signal and a disable module disabling the user device from processing satellite signals in response to comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Casavant, Sean S. Lee, Kuriacose Joseph, John L. Norin
  • Patent number: 10448104
    Abstract: A method of programming a remote control and a set top box to control the same includes a network communication module at the set top box receiving a device identifier from an electronic device through an interface. The set top box also includes a communication module obtaining remote control programming code based on the device identifier. A controller controls programming a remote control to control the electronic device based on the remote control programming code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Romulo Pontual, Henry Derovanessian, Scott D. Casavant, Jorge H. Guzman
  • Patent number: 10390100
    Abstract: A system and method includes an input device, a client device registering an input device to form an association and a server device registering the input device and registering the association with the server device. The input device broadcasts a control signal to the client device and the server device. The server device receiving the control signal directly from the input device. The server device communicates a response signal to the client device in response to the receiving the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventors: Phillip T. Wang, Sean S. Lee, Scott D. Casavant
  • Publication number: 20190158775
    Abstract: A system and method of entering a low power mode includes an external tuner module having a first external tuner and a receiving device having a first receiving tuner. The receiving device has a controller determining an unused tuner from one of the first external tuner or first receiving tuner and controls entering a low power mode at the unused tuner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean S. LEE, Brian D. JUPIN, Jorge H. GUZMAN, Scott D. CASAVANT
  • Patent number: 10271081
    Abstract: A system and method for determining unauthorized use of a set top box includes a satellite signal determination module in the set top box receives a satellite signal from a satellite comprising a first satellite signal identifier. A memory in the set top box stores a second satellite signal identifier for a location of the user device. The user device also includes a comparison module comparing the first satellite signal identifier to the second satellite signal identifier and a disable module disabling the user device from processing satellite signals in response to comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Casavant, Sean S. Lee, Kuriacose Joseph, John L. Norin
  • Patent number: 10225606
    Abstract: A system and method for remotely transcoding content includes a cloud location storing content titles, communicating at least one of the content titles to a user device to form communicated content titles. The user device is in communication with the cloud location through a network. The user device generates a selection signal for selecting a first content title from communicated content titles to form a selection. The user device negotiates settings by intercommunicating between the user device and the cloud location in response to form the selection. The user device communicates the selection to the cloud location. The cloud location has a transcoder device transcoding content corresponding to the selection to form transcoded content in response to the optimal settings. The cloud location communicates the transcoded content to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Khader B. Syed, Michael J. Koehnlein, Scott D. Casavant, Sean S. Lee, Kuriacose Joseph, Jorge H. Guzman
  • Patent number: 10212384
    Abstract: A system and method of entering a low power mode includes an external tuner module having a first external tuner and a receiving device having a first receiving tuner. The receiving device has a controller determining an unused tuner from one of the first external tuner or first receiving tuner and controls entering a low power mode at the unused tuner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean S. Lee, Brian D. Jupin, Jorge H. Guzman, Scott D. Casavant
  • Publication number: 20180332346
    Abstract: A system and method for remotely transcoding content includes a cloud location storing content titles, communicating at least one of the content titles to a user device to form communicated content titles. The user device is in communication with the cloud location through a network. The user device generates a selection signal for selecting a first content title from communicated content titles to form a selection. The user device negotiates settings by intercommunicating between the user device and the cloud location in response to form the selection. The user device communicates the selection to the cloud location. The cloud location has a transcoder device transcoding content corresponding to the selection to form transcoded content in response to the optimal settings. The cloud location communicates the transcoded content to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Applicant: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Khader B. Syed, Michael J. Koehnlein, Scott D. Casavant, Sean S. Lee, Kuriacose Joseph, Jorge H. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20180316970
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a user receiving device includes a first user device having an identifier associated therewith. A mobile user device obtains the identifier and communicates the identifier associated with the first user receiving device to a second user receiving device. The second user receiving device receives and stores the first user profile settings from the first user receiving device and operates with the first user profile settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Applicant: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuriacose JOSEPH, Scott D. CASAVANT, Sean S. LEE, Phillip T. WANG, Christopher YANG, Woei-Shyang YEE, Wesley W. HUIE, Gerard V. TALATINIAN
  • Patent number: 10063924
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a user receiving device includes a first user device that receives first user settings and stores the first user settings therein. The first user device communicates first user settings to a second user receiving device. The second user receiving device operates with the first user settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuriacose Joseph, Scott D. Casavant, Sean S. Lee, Phillip T. Wang, Christopher Yang, Woei-Shyang Yee, Wesley W. Huie, Gerard V. Talatinian
  • Patent number: 10063915
    Abstract: A system and method for remotely transcoding content includes a cloud location storing content corresponding to content titles, generating a playlist corresponding to content titles subscribed to by a user of a user device stored therein, and communicating the playlist to the user device. A user device is in communication with the cloud location through a network. The user device generates a selection signal for selecting a first content title from the playlist to form a selection. The user device negotiates optimal settings by intercommunicating between the user device and the cloud location in response to forming the selection. The user device communicates the selection to the cloud location. The cloud location has a transcoder device transcoding content corresponding to the selection to form transcoded content in response to the optimal settings. The cloud location communicates the transcoded content to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Khader B. Syed, Michael J. Koehnlein, Scott D. Casavant, Sean S. Lee, Kuriacose Joseph, Jorge H. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20180014068
    Abstract: A system and method for remotely transcoding content includes a cloud location storing content corresponding to content titles, generating a playlist corresponding to content titles subscribed to by a user of a user device stored therein, and communicating the playlist to the user device. A user device is in communication with the cloud location through a network. The user device generates a selection signal for selecting a first content title from the playlist to form a selection. The user device negotiates optimal settings by intercommunicating between the user device and the cloud location in response to forming the selection. The user device communicates the selection to the cloud location. The cloud location has a transcoder device transcoding content corresponding to the selection to form transcoded content in response to the optimal settings. The cloud location communicates the transcoded content to the user device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Khader B. Syed, Michael J. Koehnlein, Scott D. Casavant, Sean S. Lee, Kuriacose Joseph, Jorge H. Guzman
  • Patent number: 9794622
    Abstract: A system and method for remotely transcoding content includes a set top box generating a playlist corresponding to content titles stored in a memory of the set top box. A user device is in communication with the cloud location and the set top box through a network. The user device reviews the playlist and selects a first content title from the playlist to form a selection. The cloud location includes a transcoder device transcoding content corresponding to the selection to form transcoded content. One of the cloud location and the set top box communicates the transcoded content to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Khader B. Syed, Michael J. Koehnlein, Scott D. Casavant, Sean S. Lee, Kuriacose Joseph, Jorge H. Guzman
  • Publication number: 20170238032
    Abstract: A system and method for determining unauthorized use of a set top box includes a satellite signal determination module in the set top box receives a satellite signal from a satellite comprising a first satellite signal identifier. A memory in the set top box stores a second satellite signal identifier for a location of the user device. The user device also includes a comparison module comparing the first satellite signal identifier to the second satellite signal identifier and a disable module disabling the user device from processing satellite signals in response to comparing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: August 17, 2017
    Applicant: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott D. Casavant, Sean S. Lee, Kuriacose Joseph, John L. Norin
  • Publication number: 20170171637
    Abstract: A system and method includes an input device, a client device registering an input device to form an association and a server device registering the input device and registering the association with the server device. The input device broadcasts a control signal to the client device and the server device. The server device receiving the control signal directly from the input device. The server device communicates a response signal to the client device in response to the receiving the control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Applicant: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip T. Wang, Sean S. Lee, Scott D. Casavant
  • Patent number: 9621961
    Abstract: A system and method includes an input device, a client device registering an input device to form an association and a server device registering the input device and registering the association with the server device. The input device broadcasts a control signal to the client device and the server device. The server device receiving the control signal directly from the input device. The server device communicates a response signal to the client device in response to the receiving the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip T. Wang, Sean S. Lee, Scott D. Casavant
  • Patent number: 9571867
    Abstract: A system and method for using content on multiple devices includes a head end associating a first user device and a second user device with a user account and authorizing the first user device and the second user device to receive content. The first user device forms a selection signal corresponding to a first content. The head end communicates the first content to the first user device corresponding to the selection signal. The first user device displays the first content on a first display associated therewith. The second user device receives the first content and displays the first content on a second display associated with the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Kuriacose Joseph, Scott D. Casavant, Sean S. Lee