ViaSat had six patents in ecommerce during Q1 2024. ViaSat Inc’s patent filed in Q1 2024 describes technology for providing electronic sponsor pages to passengers on an aircraft. An interface control and inflight interactive environment are combined at a server on the aircraft, allowing passengers to access sponsor pages through a network connection on their client devices. The sponsor pages include sub-interfaces for accessing electronic objects. 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 ecommerce as a theme is 16% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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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 stored off-board the aircraft.

Furthermore, the patent includes various claims detailing the method for providing electronic sponsor pages, including storing the interactive environment on a data store on the aircraft, receiving electronic objects from sponsors, and forwarding passenger information to sponsors for promotional offers. The technology also allows for access to sponsor pages for a defined period based on marketing campaign duration, utilizing wireless connections onboard the aircraft. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive system for delivering sponsor content to passengers in an interactive and engaging manner during flights.

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