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Kenneth A Brady Jr, Dominique Van Rafelghem, Lyle K Norton: Method for controlling an in-flight entertainment system. Thales Avionics, Gardner Carton & Douglas, September 26, 2006: US07114171 (47 worldwide citation)

A method for controlling an in-flight entertainment (IFE) system using network protocols, such as TCP/IP, HTTP, or FTP. Control of a plurality of functions, including in-seat and broadcast audio and video, overhead reading light control, and flight attendant call, are implemented using a network cli ...


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Kenneth A Brady Jr, Jason Kyong min Yi, Andrew W Weimholt, Jyh Fong Tsaur, Lyle K Norton: Method and system for configuration and download in a restricted architecture network. Thales Avionics, Gardner Carton & Douglas, December 6, 2005: US06973479 (45 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for updating software configurations of line-replaceable unit (LRU) computers in a restricted architecture network such as an in-flight entertainment system (IFES). Operating in an efficient and parallel manner, each of the LRUs independently creates an individual co ...


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Kenneth A Brady Jr, Richard E Sklar: Daisy chain multiplexer. Hughes Aircraft Company, Terje Gudmestad, Jeannette M Walder, Wanda K Denson Low, June 16, 1992: US05123015 (40 worldwide citation)

Each unit of a daisy chain of separate and independent multiplexing units (10,12,14) is arranged to accept a group of local audio inputs (Audio 1-Audio 8) and an additional input (18,20,22) from a prior unit in the chain to time division multiplex the additional input with the local units. Each unit ...


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Kenneth A Brady Jr, Jason Kyong min Yi, Andrew W Weimholt, Jyh Fong Tsaur, Lyle K Norton: Method and system for configuration and download in a restricted architecture network. Thales Avionics, Drinker Biddle & Reath, May 25, 2010: US07725569 (17 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for updating software configurations of line-replaceable unit (LRU) computers in a restricted architecture network such as an in-flight entertainment system (IFES). Operating in an efficient and parallel manner, each of the LRUs independently creates an individual co ...


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Kenneth A Brady Jr, Jason Kyong min Yi: System and method utilizing Internet Protocol (IP) sequencing to identify components of a passenger flight information system (PFIS). Thales Avionics, Drinkle Biddle & Reath, February 10, 2009: US07487938 (17 worldwide citation)

A system and method utilizing Internet Protocol (IP) sequencing to identify components of a passenger flight information system (PFIS). More particularly, the present invention relates to a system and method which assigns an IP address to each line replaceable unit (LRU), such as a seat electronics ...


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Kenneth A Brady Jr, Dan Reed, Bradley Foreman: System and method for wirelessly transferring content to and from an aircraft. Thales Avionics, Drinker Biddle & Reath, February 3, 2009: US07486960 (15 worldwide citation)

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 airc ...


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Kenneth A Brady Jr, Andrew W Weimholt, Jason Kyong min Yi: System and method for loading content in an in-flight entertainment system. Thales Avionics, Drinker Biddle & Reath, November 16, 2010: US07836472 (11 worldwide citation)

An in-flight entertainment system is shown wherein digital content servers are interconnected with network servers such that the content servers can communicate with one another and with a portable data loader. The loader stores digital content files that are to be downloaded to the content servers. ...


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Kenneth A Brady Jr, George Treneer: Window mounted antenna for a vehicle and a method for using the same. Thales Avionics, Drinker Biddle & Reath, January 5, 2010: US07642974 (9 worldwide citation)

An antenna assembly for installation in a vehicle, such as an aircraft, and a method for using the same. The antenna assembly includes at least one window mounted antenna for an aircraft for enabling the aircraft to communicate wirelessly with a network, such as a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). Th ...


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Kenneth A Brady Jr, Lyle K Norton, George Treneer: System and method for synchronizing playback of audio and video. Thales Avionics, Myers Bigel Sibley Sajovec, September 27, 2011: US08027560 (4 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing a digital In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system in a vehicle, such as an aircraft, that is capable of presenting a video program and associated audio in a synchronized manner to a large number of individual video monitors and speakers. The system and method employ pr ...


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Kenneth A Brady Jr, Dan Reed, Mark Thompson, Bradley Foreman: In-flight entertainment system with hand-out passenger terminals. Thales Avionics, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec P A, December 20, 2011: US08082569 (4 worldwide citation)

An in-flight entertainment system with hand-out terminals is described. An embodiment of the invention comprises a server having digital content, which is communicatively linked to a communications network, a connector located proximate to each passenger seat of an aircraft, each connector being com ...