Gogo‘s patent involves a method for providing wireless connectivity on aircraft by minimizing captive browser use on client devices. The system detects and handles captivity probes to prevent unwanted browser launches. This innovation enhances the in-flight internet experience for passengers. GlobalData’s report on Gogo gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Gogo, Satellite communication link adaptation was a key innovation area identified from patents. Gogo's grant share as of April 2024 was 62%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Method for minimizing captive browser use on client devices

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Gogo Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11973678B2) discloses a computer-implemented method for providing a visitor-based communication service over a wireless network. The method involves obtaining lists of uniform resource identifiers, distinguishing between captivity probes and non-captivity probes in HTTP requests, and transmitting messages based on the characteristics of the received identifiers. The system also evaluates response messages and adjusts the lists accordingly, with potential applications in aircraft cabin communication networks.

Furthermore, the patent includes a controller device configured to facilitate the visitor-based communication service in a wireless network. The device utilizes processors and memory to manage the whitelisting of uniform resource identifiers, analyze textual characteristics, and determine the nature of the received identifiers. By leveraging machine learning algorithms, the controller device can effectively identify HTTP captivity probes and adjust the lists accordingly. The system's operation is particularly suited for wireless communication networks within aircraft cabins, with provisions for obtaining lists externally via satellite or air-to-ground communications. This innovative approach to managing communication services in a wireless network environment showcases the potential for enhanced efficiency and security in visitor-based interactions.

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