08116797 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 15 patents.

A system and method for wirelessly transferring content to and from a vehicle, in particular, an aircraft. The content includes, for example, data, voice, video and multimedia, that can be wirelessly exchanged over a wireless communication link between an aircraft and a ground station while the aircraft is at or near a parking gate, or between aircraft. In an example, the system employs long distance metropolitan area technology, such as IEEE Standard 802.16 wireless technology, to increase transfer range. The parameter of the wireless communication link can be adjusted based on, for example, the location of the link. The content can further be provided between the vehicle and ground station based on priorities, such as the available link speed, importance of the information, and/or anticipated connection time between the vehicle and ground station. A media creation center can be networked to a plurality of base stations.

Title
System and method for wirelessly transferring content to and from an aircraft
Application Number
12/343662
Publication Number
8116797 (B2)
Application Date
December 24, 2008
Publication Date
February 14, 2012
Inventor
Tracy Raymond Trent
San Diego
CA, US
Wladyslaw Jan Buga
Rancho Santa Fe
CA, US
Bradley Foreman
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Dan Reed
Skyforest
CA, US
Kenneth A Brady Jr
Trabuco Canyon
CA, US
Agent
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec P A
Assignee
Proximetry
CA, US
Thales Avionics
CA, US
IPC
H04Q 7/20
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