Patents by Inventor Andrew Hickman

Andrew Hickman has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20050238062
    Abstract: A method of creating an audio-video stream comprises multiplexing a video component, an audio component, a content reference identifier, and a semantic data packet containing information on the relationship between the video component and the content reference identifier. Apparatus for receiving the audio-video stream, and apparatus for transmitting the audio/video stream are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Publication date: October 27, 2005
    Inventors: Alexis Richard Ashley, Andrew Hickman, Octavius Morris
  • Publication number: 20050198188
    Abstract: A method for automatically discovering web services comprises querying a known UDDI server address containing a list of web services, identifying from the list suitable web services, and automatically downloading at least one machine readable description of a web service. Apparatus for automatically discovering web services is also described, which comprises communicating means for querying a known UDDI server address containing a list of web services and identifying from the list suitable web services, the communicating means arranged to automatically download at least one machine readable description of a web service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: September 8, 2005
    Inventor: Andrew Hickman
  • Publication number: 20050144285
    Abstract: A method for finding TV Anytime web services comprises querying a known address, obtaining a file from the known address, the file having a predefined structure, and parsing the file to obtain URLs for TV Anytime web services. A server system for supplying the file via a network comprises receiving means for receiving the query at the known address, and supplying means for supplying the file in response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2003
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Inventor: Andrew Hickman
  • Publication number: 20050083976
    Abstract: A method of creating an audio/video stream comprises multiplexing a video component, an audio component and a content reference identifier, the content reference identifier is associated with the video component and the audio component in an MPEG transport stream. Apparatus for transmitting and receiving the audio/video stream isalso described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Publication date: April 21, 2005
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
    Inventors: Alexis Ashley, Andrew Hickman, Octavius Morris