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Publication numberUS20090042651 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 11/751,038
Publication dateFeb 12, 2009
Filing dateAug 6, 2007
Priority dateAug 6, 2007
Publication number11751038, 751038, US 2009/0042651 A1, US 2009/042651 A1, US 20090042651 A1, US 20090042651A1, US 2009042651 A1, US 2009042651A1, US-A1-20090042651, US-A1-2009042651, US2009/0042651A1, US2009/042651A1, US20090042651 A1, US20090042651A1, US2009042651 A1, US2009042651A1
InventorsJulian Prabhu, Luan M. Prabhu, Sean C. Prabhu, Andre J. Prabhu
Original AssigneeJulian Prabhu, Prabhu Luan M, Prabhu Sean C, Prabhu Andre J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mobile wireless entertainment system and network
US 20090042651 A1
Abstract
A mobile wireless multilingual entertainment system that comprises one or more wireless devices, internet/telephone connections, portable computer/monitor/consoles, via a touch tone screen that can be used for multiple applications from airlines to opera theaters. The system also has a payment feature, a security feature, an alarm that prevents removal by the user from the intended location. The system further provides voice activation, video, audio, CD/DVD, ear and speaker phone capability, a Braille feature and operates on AC/DC, solar power.
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Claims(3)
1. Is a system that comprises a multilingual entertainment system with one or more wireless transmission devices and one or more portable computers/monitors/consoles connected to the internet either in series or parallel that can be used anywhere, by any user, at the same time for entertainment, particularly in commercial or government vehicles such as aircraft, trains, busses etc.
2. A Braille feature on the console that allows users that are legally blind to enjoy the use of the internet while on the move.
3. A programmable security feature in the console/s will sound an alarm that prevents the unit from being removed from the vehicle by unauthorized individuals.
Description
FIELD OF INVENTION

This invention relates to the tourism industry. In particular, it relates to the commercial airlines, trains, cruise ships, busses and automobiles.

BACKGROUND

Tourism is a very popular and growing global industry which involves long hours in all types of vehicles that can be very stressful and boring for individuals, especially for those with long travel plans. The industry as such has very limited entertainment and if any, caters to those that afford it. Majority of tourists have little or no source of satisfying entertainment. This invention is expected to provide satisfying entertainment for all categories of individuals.

BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

An onboard wireless multi lingual, multi application touchtone entertainment system and network architecture that can be uploaded from the internet via satellite or wireless units or landline cable/telephone connections to the vehicle (aircraft, train, cruise ship, bus, auto etc.) while on the ground, at sea or in space. FIGS. 1 and 2 describes the hardware, FIG. 3—the menu list, FIG. 4—the software concept, FIG. 5—the system architecture integrated flow diagram

The menu list comprises of entertainment for all ages and covers various categories such as the Internet, Magazines, Newspapers, Music, Movies, Sports, Games, and Religion etc.

The network architecture on board the vehicle comprises of hardware and software which when turned on will receive the in motion satellite or terminal or building network wireless signal, and will then be connected to the internet where the entertainment system web portal resides.

The console will be activated after the user pays an operating fee, which will be collected via the console credit card processing system. Once the fee is paid, the console will activate allowing the user access via a touch-tone screen with a multilingual menu and can be used in multi applications (aircraft, trains, cruise ships, indoor & outdoor events, stores, hospitals etc.) The console is password protected for the user and a screen saver will de-activate the console if left unattended for 5 min. It will re-activate once the password is re-entered and will time-out if left unattended for 10 minutes. A new user fee will be required for re-activation. A security feature is embedded into the console that will sound an alarm if removed from the vehicle by unauthorized individuals. The console provides a feature utilizing Braille that will serve the legally blind.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

With reference to the accompanying drawings, this invention process will be described fully hereinafter, in which some but not all embodiments of the invention are shown. The invention may be embodied in many different forms and should not be considered as limited to the embodiments set forth herein.

With reference to FIG. 2, a console, the preferred embodiment, comprises of a color touch tone screen, a processor, a circuit board, ear and speaker phones, a battery, an RFID tag (radio frequency identification device), speakers and multiple other devices, such as, voice activation, wireless, credit card/smart card/contact less, fingerprint or eye recognition technology, Braille and associated hardware

In second embodiment, the hardware is assembled and encased in a plastic or metal like structure of various sizes, in this case approximately 17 inches in length, 17 inches wide and 0.75 inches thick. The hardware once assembled, in unison with the software will provide a mobile entertainment system that can be used anywhere.

In a third embodiment, the food trays in vehicles such as aircrafts/trains etc. can be replaced with the consoles whereby the top portion is the tray and the bottom portion facing the passenger is the viewing screen.

In a fourth embodiment, the food trays in vehicles such as aircrafts/trains etc. can be converted into a consoles, whereby the top portion is the tray and the bottom portion facing the passenger is the viewing screen.

In a fifth embodiment, the software concept comprises a menu of entertainment items with each item further broken down within its own category to satisfy the needs of customers of all ages, including the blind. A customer can pay for the service via a credit or debit card feature on the console, before the vehicle departs from the terminal or building or in flight as the case may be, download and save their topics of interest for the duration of the journey or use their console live while en route to their destination. The console is password protected for the user and a screen saver will de-activate the console if left unattended for 5 min. It will re-activate once the password is re-entered and will time-out if left unattended for 10 minutes. A new user fee will be required for re-activation. The console provides a feature utilizing Braille that will serve the legally blind. A security feature, an RFID chip will be embedded into the console that will sound an alarm at the doors of the vehicle to prevent removal of the console from the vehicle by unauthorized individuals. The alarm can be de-activated or re-set at any time by authorized individuals. The screen with be protected from damage by a sliding door that slides across the screen.

In a sixth embodiment, a software code will be written that will tie the various embodiments together and provide the user with enjoyable entertainment.

The various embodiments of this invention provide several advantages. Typically this console is mobile, lightweight, wireless and AC/DC, solar operated. The console allows the user to enjoy an assortment of entertainment categories currently not available on public travel transportation. Various entertainment and product manufacturers may advertise their products via an advertising ticker tape at the bottom of the screen. Many modifications and other embodiments of the invention process not identified herein will come to mind to one skilled in the art. Hence, it is understood that this invention is not to be limited to the specific embodiments outlined herein and that any other modifications and any other embodiments are intended to be included within the scope of this invention.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification463/42
International ClassificationA63F9/24
Cooperative ClassificationH04L67/04, H04L67/38, H04L67/12, G09B21/003
European ClassificationH04L29/08N3, H04L29/08N11, H04L29/06C4, G09B21/00B3