US Patent No. 10,716,087

DYNAMIC GEO-LOCATION AND TIME SYNCHRONIZATION


Patent No. 10,716,087
Issue Date July 14, 2020
Title Dynamic Geo-location And Time Synchronization
Inventorship Heitor J. Almeida, Elmsford, NY (US)
Jaison Antony, Dix Hills, NY (US)
John Markowski, Smithtown, NY (US)
Peter Caramanica, Westbury, NY (US)
Assignee CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethpage, NY (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,716,087

1. A subscriber device within a point-to-multipoint communication system, comprising:physical layer circuitry configured to:
receive a first time, the first time being collectively shared by a plurality of subscriber devices within the point-to-multipoint communication system irrespective of their geographic locations; and
transmit a subscriber-device identifier to a service provider system and, in response, receive a time offset corresponding to a geographic location of the subscriber device, wherein the service provider system retrieves the geographic location from a database using the subscriber-device identifier and calculates the time offset based on the geographic location; and
processor circuitry configured to:
determine a second time based on the first time and the time offset, the second time being unique to subscriber devices within the geographic location from among the plurality of subscriber devices;
receive the service from the service provider system at a scheduled time based on the second time; and
display a list of available services in an electronic program guide based on the second time.