Patents by Inventor Conwell J. Dickey

Conwell J. Dickey 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).

  • Patent number: 5881236
    Abstract: A system to perform software on a remote computer system automatically over a network using a local computer system. The software being performed is placed on a storage device connected to the local computer. The local computer executes software that logs on to the remote computer as if the local computer were a remote terminal and sends a command to the remote computer to cause it to connect to the storage device through the network. The local computer then sends commands to the remote computer to cause the remote computer to perform the software located on the storage device. Each software program run on the remote computer examines the remote computer to determine the type of software that is running on the remote computer and selects the software being executed to be compatible with the software on the remote computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Conwell J. Dickey
  • Patent number: 5481276
    Abstract: A device independent system and method of displaying text on a graphics display device. The system provides programmed routines in a storage device located on a controller card for the graphics device. These routines are loaded into memory by an operating system during initialization of the operating system. Once loaded, the routines become an extension of the operating system to provide the means for displaying information on the graphics device. Each type of graphics device contains a storage device that provides a set of access routines specifically programmed for the device. These routines have a standard interface across all devices, allowing displaying of textual information to be device independent. The storage device contains multiple sets of routines, one for each processor type capable of utilizing the graphics device, thus processor independence is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Conwell J. Dickey, James M. King