ViaSat had ten patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. ViaSat Inc has developed technology for providing electronic sponsor pages to passengers on an aircraft through an inflight interactive environment. This system allows passengers to access sponsor pages and electronic objects on their client devices while onboard, enhancing the overall passenger experience during flights. GlobalData’s report on ViaSat gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

ViaSat grant share with digitalization as a theme is 30% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Providing electronic sponsor pages through an inflight interactive environment onboard an aircraft (Patent ID: US20240034471A1)

The technology described in the patent filed by ViaSat Inc. involves providing electronic sponsor pages to passengers on an aircraft through an inflight interactive environment. This method includes combining an interface control and the interactive environment at a server on the aircraft, allowing passengers to access sponsor pages. The sponsor pages can include various electronic objects and are displayed on client devices onboard the aircraft after being sent over a network connection. Additionally, the sponsor pages can serve different purposes such as activation or acquisition pages, enabling access to external content servers, and facilitating the collection of passenger information for sponsor-related promotional offers.

Furthermore, the patent claims detail various aspects of the method, including the structure of the inflight interactive environment, the storage and loading of sponsor pages, and the interaction with passengers to promote sponsor services. The technology also allows for customization based on marketing campaign durations set by sponsors, access to additional electronic pages for various purposes, and the use of wireless connections onboard the aircraft. Overall, the system described in the patent aims to enhance the passenger experience by providing targeted sponsor content through an interactive platform while enabling sponsors to engage with passengers and promote their products or services effectively.

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