US 10,893,318 B2
Aircraft entertainment systems with chatroom server
Jean-Yves Couleaud, Mission Viejo, CA (US); and Jerry Thomas, Mission Viejo, CA (US)
Assigned to Thales Avionics, Inc., Irvine, CA (US)
Filed by Thales Avionics, Inc., Irvine, CA (US)
Filed on May 21, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/418,459.
Application 16/418,459 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/864,535, filed on Jan. 8, 2018, granted, now 10,306,294.
Application 15/864,535 is a continuation of application No. 14/751,963, filed on Jun. 26, 2015, abandoned.
Prior Publication US 2019/0273964 A1, Sep. 5, 2019
Int. Cl. H04N 21/431 (2011.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01); H04N 21/414 (2011.01); H04N 7/18 (2006.01); H04N 21/81 (2011.01); H04N 21/466 (2011.01); H04N 21/482 (2011.01); H04N 21/485 (2011.01); H04N 21/422 (2011.01); H04N 21/45 (2011.01); H04N 21/258 (2011.01); H04N 21/4223 (2011.01); H04N 21/214 (2011.01); H04H 60/65 (2008.01); H04H 60/33 (2008.01); H04H 20/62 (2008.01); H04H 60/46 (2008.01)
CPC H04N 21/4316 (2013.01) [G06K 9/00268 (2013.01); G06K 9/00302 (2013.01); G06K 9/00315 (2013.01); G06K 9/00832 (2013.01); H04H 20/62 (2013.01); H04H 60/33 (2013.01); H04H 60/46 (2013.01); H04H 60/65 (2013.01); H04N 7/183 (2013.01); H04N 21/2146 (2013.01); H04N 21/25883 (2013.01); H04N 21/41422 (2013.01); H04N 21/4223 (2013.01); H04N 21/42201 (2013.01); H04N 21/4532 (2013.01); H04N 21/4668 (2013.01); H04N 21/4825 (2013.01); H04N 21/4858 (2013.01); H04N 21/812 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle chatroom server comprising:
at least one network interface configured to communicate with passenger terminals;
at least one processor connected to communicate through the at least one network interface; and
at least one memory storing code that is executed by the at least one processor to perform operations comprising to:
obtain passenger information;
characterize potential passenger discussion interests based on the passenger information;
identify a grouping of passengers who satisfy a common interest rule based on the potential passenger discussion interests; and
communicate with passengers in the grouping through a computerized chatbot module providing natural-language text and/or computer synthesized speech that is provided to the passengers in the grouping to invite to a discussion-focused chatroom hosted by the chatroom server.