Patents by Inventor David Blight

David Blight 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: 8019282
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for locating resources available to portable electronic devices which are enabled for short range wireless communications. The system and method include creating and accessing a resource and access location history database accessible via the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Blight, Marzena Slabon, legal representative, Elaine Lusher
  • Publication number: 20100144272
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for locating resources available to portable electronic devices which are enabled for short range wireless communications. The system and method include creating and accessing a resource and access location history database accessible via the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: David Blight, Elaine Lusher
  • Patent number: 7412236
    Abstract: A method and system supporting location based services for a mobile electronic device that supports multiple wireless communication technologies. The mobile device contains a resource proxy for dynamically storing a set of resources that are available to the electronic device and that are location specific, e.g., accessible via a point that is near the electronic device. The resource proxy contains a resource table recording the available resources and a gateway table indicating a pathway for reaching the data. The resource proxy definitions are technology independent with respect to the communication mechanisms required to obtain the data. Resources are added to the resource proxy via a resource discovery mechanism automatically performed by the mobile device. Multiple network gateways can be defined and each is responsible for requesting and retrieving information for the resource proxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2008
    Assignee: PalmSource, Inc.
    Inventors: David Blight, Elaine Lusher, Stuart Eichert, Cathy Summers
  • Publication number: 20070298715
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for locating resources available to portable electronic devices which are enabled for short range wireless communications. The system and method include creating and accessing a resource and access location history database accessible via the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: David Blight, Elaine Lusher
  • Publication number: 20070277230
    Abstract: A system and method for providing secured access of a mobile device is disclosed herein. Access to data included in the mobile device is permitted when the presence of an authentication device having the proper authentication information is received by the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: Jeffrey Hawkins, Bernard Cousineau, David Blight, Yoon Wong
  • Publication number: 20070249325
    Abstract: A messaging system is disclosed. The system includes a communications network including a wireless access point, a messaging server coupled to the communications network, and a mobile device in communication with the communications network via an access point. The mobile device has a mobile ID associated with the device, and a program running on the mobile device from which a temporary address may be created corresponding to the mobile ID. The temporary address is useable for messaging over the communications network. The temporary address is registered with the messaging server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: David Blight, David Kammer
  • Patent number: 7266379
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for locating resources available to portable electronic devices which are enabled for short range wireless communications. The system and method include creating and accessing a resource and access location history database accessible via the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: David Blight, Elaine Lusher
  • Publication number: 20070077889
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for locating resources available to portable electronic devices which are enabled for short range wireless communications. The system and method include creating and accessing a resource and access location history database accessible via the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2006
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Inventors: David Blight, Elaine Lusher
  • Publication number: 20070067340
    Abstract: A system for selecting and recording data, comprising: a local storage unit for storing a subset of media content items and other content; a content selection unit to display a catalog of the media content items and other content, to allow a customer to browse, search, and select a media content item and other content from the catalog of media content items and other content, to retrieve the selected media content item and other content from the local storage unit if the selected media content item and other content is found in the subset, and otherwise to retrieve the selected media content item from a remote storage unit, the content selection unit configured to cache the retrieved media content item and other content in the local storage unit for a period of time based on the popularity of the retrieved media content item; a financial transaction unit to determine the cost of the retrieved media content item and other content and display the cost for review and payment by the customer; and an authoring sys
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2005
    Publication date: March 22, 2007
    Inventors: Brian Lakamp, David Blight
  • Publication number: 20060075243
    Abstract: A digital watermark is affixed to an existing image file prior to being copied onto a destination media. In one embodiment, the image file is encrypted using content scrambling system (CSS) encryption. In another embodiment, the image file is also compressed prior to being copied onto the destination digital video media. A unique identification code associated with an intended recipient may be embedded into the digital watermark. In one embodiment, this unique identification code is stored in a database, along with information particular to the intended recipient. In this fashion, the identity of the intended recipient of the destination digital video media may be determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2005
    Publication date: April 6, 2006
    Inventors: Brian Lakamp, David Blight
  • Patent number: 6934664
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring a security state of a portable electronic device (PED), such as a personal digital assistant (PDA), are provided. A security state may be determined by physical or electronic characteristics of the PED. The relative position of PED pieces, the position of a latch, and/or the status of a software application may determine a security state. Furthermore, a PED may have open, closed, and partially open security states. Information about a current security state of a PED may be transmitted to a point-of-sale device (POS), system processor, and/or financial institution. The PED or any of these other devices may use this information to determine whether to allow or restrict a financial transaction involving the PED. Additionally, a software program on the PED may be allowed or restricted from running depending on the information about the current security state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: Russ Webb, David Blight
  • Publication number: 20050095155
    Abstract: A peristaltic pump tubing system for use with a positive displacement pump such as a peristaltic pump roller assembly in a surgical procedure. The system comprises a uniquely shaped disposable tubing cassette for retaining the tubing to be used during the surgical procedure and a uniquely shaped cassette receiving station situated adjacent the peristaltic pump roller assembly. The cassette comprises an open backed frame for holding a flexible tube in a loop shape for engagement with the peristaltic rollers. The frame supports a one-sided pressure transducer to indicate the pressure within the flexible tube. The cassette receiving station includes a sensor for engaging the one-sided pressure transducer and is situated adjacent the rollers of the peristaltic pump on the pump housing. A retaining bracket cooperates with the inherent resiliency of the tubing loop to hold the cassette tubing in place against the rollers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Publication date: May 5, 2005
    Inventors: David Blight, Eric Stubkjaer, Joseph Fritz
  • Patent number: 6785542
    Abstract: A method and system supporting location based services for a mobile electronic device that supports multiple wireless communication technologies. The mobile device contains a resource proxy for dynamically storing a set of resources that are available to the electronic device and that are location specific, e.g., accessible via a point that is near the electronic device. The resource proxy contains a resource table recording the available resources and a gateway table indicating a pathway for reaching the data. The resource proxy definitions are technology independent with respect to the communication mechanisms required to obtain the data. Resources are added to the resource proxy via a resource discovery mechanism automatically performed by the mobile device. Multiple network gateways can be defined and each is responsible for requesting and retrieving information for the resource proxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Palm Source, Inc.
    Inventors: David Blight, Elaine Lusher, Stuart Eichert, Cathy Summers
  • Publication number: 20020194498
    Abstract: A communications network infrastructure is disclosed. The infrastructure is configured to more effectively service mobile devices having wireless communications links to the communications network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Applicant: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: David Blight, Elaine Lusher, Stuart Eichert
  • Publication number: 20020184418
    Abstract: A system and method for providing location mapping and location determining is disclosed. The system and method use known location of other nearby devices to determine the location of a mobile wireless device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Applicant: Palm, Inc.
    Inventor: David Blight
  • Publication number: 20020184331
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for locating resources available to portable electronic devices which are enabled for short range wireless communications. The system and method include creating and accessing a resource and access location history database accessible via the portable electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Applicant: Palm, Inc.
    Inventors: David Blight, Elaine Lusher