Patents by Inventor David Lynn Hickey

David Lynn Hickey 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: 20120163266
    Abstract: A global push-to-communicate system supports communication between any two or more devices with one another by a simple push-to-activate operation. Users create and send text, voice and graphic messages to other users on the system anywhere in the world where data transmission via the Internet or other networks is available. The application may be installed on any digital communication device and permits multiple format messages to be reconfigured into a data stream so that the multiple components may be sent in a single message packet. This includes a cell phone, personal digital assistant (pda), computer, television, radio, interactive displays and the like. All messages are digitized and sent over the network. Voice, text, video, still images, graphics, gps data, mapping and other message components, in any combination, may be sent in a single transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, JR., Darren Lynn Ross, Nicholas R. Davis, Jacob M. Haggerty, David Lynn Hickey
  • Patent number: 8165274
    Abstract: A digital notification and response system for digitally notifying customers of an utility. The system includes a plurality of user contact devices, an application programming interface, and a dynamic information database. Real time digital user data comprising bank identified grouping information for forming user groups, user contact device information for each contact device, and utility provided user contact device priority information is received by the application programming interface and stored in the dynamic information database. The user contact device priority information is used to form a first and second group of user contact devices. Messages are transmitted through at least two industry standard gateways to the user contact devices, wherein the messages are simultaneously transmitted to the first group of user contact devices before the second group of user contact devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, Jr., David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross, Ronald Frank Ramsey
  • Publication number: 20120046019
    Abstract: In a mobile communications network one or more altered service zones may be defined. When a location aware mobile device enters an altered service zone, an application executing in the mobile device can alter the services of the device that are available to users. In one example, text or other screen-intensive services of a mobile device may be restricted or altered to voice based services as a user of the device drives through a school zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: JOHN FRANK RODKEY, JR., Ryan Scott Rodkey, Darren Lynn, David Lynn Hickey
  • Publication number: 20110279263
    Abstract: A location aware mobile device may include an accelerometer or similar motion sensing component that can measure changes in speed or direction. An application executing in the mobile device can determine whether particular motion changes are indicative of the mobile device being involved in a crash event. If the motion parameters indicate that a crash event has occurred, the mobile device can communicate a crash event notification to a server, which can alert an emergency response unit about the crash, including the crash location, without the need for human intervention. Verification of the crash event may be performed at the server in a variety of ways, including the simultaneous receipt of crash event notifications from multiple co-located devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, JR., David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross
  • Publication number: 20110231308
    Abstract: A notification and response system utilizing a processor with dynamic information database and an administrator interface to transmit a financial messages from an administrator to a contact devices for guardians, and others associated with persons in an institution. The database has guardian, employee, and other person contact data, priority information, and response data. The administrator initiates distribution of the financial message based upon priority information and the priority order. The message is transmitted through at least two industry standard protocols simultaneously to guardians, employee, and other persons listed contact devices based upon priority information. Once the financial message is received a response is transmitted back through the two industry standard protocols back to the dynamic information database to insure the financial account is fully funded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, JR., David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross
  • Publication number: 20110202456
    Abstract: A notification and response system utilizing a processor with dynamic information database and an administrator interface to transmit a financial messages from an administrator to a contact devices for guardians, and others associated with persons in an institution. The database has guardian, employee, and other person contact data, priority information, and response data. The administrator initiates distribution of the financial message based upon priority information and the priority order. The message is transmitted through at least two industry standard protocols simultaneously to guardians, employee, and other persons listed contact devices based upon priority information. Once the financial message is received a response is transmitted back through the two industry standard protocols back to the dynamic information database to insure the financial account is fully funded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, JR., David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross
  • Patent number: 7904208
    Abstract: Computer instructions in communication with at least one processor having data storage. The processor is in communication with a hydrogen generation network. The computer instructions instruct the processor to form a dynamic information database in the data storage, receive and store at least one hydrogen generating device identification and/or discretionary power consumption information, and receive and store dispatchable power source information and/or non-dispatchable power source information. The computer instructions instruct the processor to receive at least one message input using an administrator interface and transmit the message to the hydrogen generation network. The computer instructions instruct the processor to receive at least one response from the hydrogen generation network for regulating hydrogen production and store the response in the dynamic information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tech Radium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, Jr., Mark Stephen Ledder, David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross, Ronald F. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 7869576
    Abstract: A power management system for a plurality of rechargeable vehicles comprising an administrator interface for transmitting messages to a rechargeable station network using a processor in communication with data storage; a dynamic information database comprising a classification for at least one user, a rechargeable station identification, a user contact device information, discretionary power consumption information, and at least one dispatchable or non-dispatchable power source; and computer instructions in the data storage for instructing the processor to provide at least one message to the rechargeable station network. An administrator initiates distribution of the at least one message, which is transmitted through at least one industry standard protocol, and the administrator manages distribution and usage of the dispatchable power and non-dispatchable power to the rechargeable station network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: TechRadium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, Mark Stephen Ledder, David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross, Ronald F. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 7773729
    Abstract: A digital notification and response system utilizes an administrator interface to transmit a message from an administrator to user contact devices having an advertising module and a customer module with translation abilities. The system comprises a dynamic information database that includes user contact data, priority information, and response data. The administrator initiates distribution of the message based upon grouping information, priority information, and the priority order. The message is transmitted through at least two industry standard protocols simultaneously to groups of user contact devices based upon priority information. Once the message is received by the user contact device, the user contact device transmits a response through the industry standard protocols back to the dynamic information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Assignee: Techradium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, Jr., David Lynn Hickey, Ronald F. Ramsey, Darren Lynn Ross
  • Patent number: 7769496
    Abstract: A method for minimizing risk of explosion using centralized communication with a decentralized hydrogen generation network to regulate hydrogen production by at least one hydrogen generating device, comprising the steps of: forming an administrator interface for centralized communication with dispatchable and/or non-dispatchable power sources and at least one hydrogen generating device, and forming a dynamic information database for collecting and storing identification and/or discretionary power consumption information of hydrogen generating devices and dispatchable and/or non-dispatchable power source information. Power is then selectively transferred from dispatchable and/or non-dispatchable power sources to hydrogen generating devices using the administrator interface to provide centralized management of hydrogen production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Techradium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, Jr., Mark Stephen Ledder, David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross, Ronald F. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 7769495
    Abstract: A power management system for a hydrogen generating network comprising: a decentralized hydrogen generation network comprising at least one hydrogen generating device operable by a dispatchable power source, a non-dispatchable power source, or combinations thereof, an administrator interface for transmitting messages from an administrator to the hydrogen generating network, a dynamic information database comprising hydrogen generating device identification, discretionary power consumption information, or combinations thereof, and dispatchable power source information, non-dispatchable power source information, or combinations thereof, and computer instructions for providing messages to the hydrogen generating network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Techradium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, Mark Stephen Ledder, David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross, Ronald F. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 7685245
    Abstract: A digital notification and response system utilizing an administrator interface to transmit a message from an administrator to a user contact device. The system comprises a dynamic information database that includes user contact data, priority information, and response data. The administrator initiates distribution of the message based upon grouping information, priority information, and the priority order. The message is transmitted through at least two industry standard gateways simultaneously to groups of user contact devices based upon priority information. Once the message is received by the user contact device, the user contact device transmits a response through the industry standard gateways back to the dynamic information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Techradium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross, Ronald Frank Ramsey
  • Patent number: 7684548
    Abstract: A notification and response system utilizes an administrator interface to transmit an attendance messages from an administrator to a contact devices for guardians, employees, and students associated with an institution. The system comprises a dynamic information database that includes guardian, employee and student contact data, priority information, and response data. The administrator initiates distribution of the attendance message based upon grouping information, priority information, and the priority order. The message is transmitted through at least two industry standard protocol simultaneously to groups of guardian, employee, and student contact devices based upon priority information. Once the attendance message is received by the guardian, employee, or student contact devices, the guardian, employee, and student contact devices transmit a response through the industry standard protocol back to the dynamic information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Techradium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, Jr., David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross
  • Patent number: 7624171
    Abstract: A method for digitally notifying customers of a utility. The method includes receiving real time digital user data from a utility using an application programming interface in communication with a processor and a network, and storing the real time digital user data in a dynamic information database in communication with the processor. At least one message is transmit from the utility through the application programming interface to a first group of user contact devices before transmitting the message to a second group of user contact devices. Response information is received from each user contact device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Techradium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross, Ronald Frank Ramsey
  • Patent number: 7519165
    Abstract: A method to provide a digital notification and response to groups of users comprising storing user contact data for at least one group of users, user selected priority information, and user selected grouping information in a dynamic information database, and using an administrator interface to form at least one message. An administrator initiates transmission of the message simultaneously to a first group of user contact devices for all users in the at least one group of users, then simultaneously to a second group of user contact devices, using the user selected priority information. The administrator interface is used to ensure each user is contacted on the first group of user contact devices before the second group of user contact devices. Responses are received from the user contact devices indicating the devices that received the message and when insufficient user contact device information exists to contact the user contact devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Techradium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, Jr., David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross, Ronald Frank Ramsey
  • Patent number: 7496183
    Abstract: A method to provide a digital notification and response to groups of users comprising storing user contact data for at least one group of users, user selected priority information, and user selected grouping information in a dynamic information database, and using an administrator interface to form at least one message. An administrator initiates transmission of the message simultaneously to a first group of user contact devices for all users in the at least one group of users, then simultaneously to a second group of user contact devices, using the user selected priority information and transmitting the message through at least two industry standard gateways simultaneously. The administrator interface is used to ensure each user is contacted on the first group of user contact devices before the second group of user contact devices using the user selected priority information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Techradium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross, Ronald Frank Ramsey
  • Patent number: 7418085
    Abstract: A digital notification and response system utilizes an administrator interface to transmit a message from an administrator to a special needs contact device and responders contact devices. The system comprises a dynamic information database that includes member contact data, priority information, response data, and grouping information. The administrator initiates distribution of the message based upon grouping information, priority information, and the priority order. The message is transmitted through at least two industry standard protocols simultaneously to groups of contact devices based upon priority information. Once the message is received by the contact device, the contact device transmits a response through the industry standard protocol back to the dynamic information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Techradium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, Jr., David Lynn Hickey, Ronald F. Ramsey, Darren Lynn Ross
  • Patent number: 7362852
    Abstract: A school-wide notification and response system utilizing an administrator interface to transmit a message from an administrator to contact devices for parents, employees, and students associated with a school. The system includes an interface with a translator, a call me feature, and a call in feature enabling a customer service representative to use the system to send a message to users. The system has a dynamic information database that includes parent, employee, and student contact data, priority information, and response data. The administrator initiates distribution of the message based upon grouping information, priority information, and the priority order. The message is transmitted through at least two industry standard gateways simultaneously to selected group contact devices based upon priority information. Once the message is received by the contact devices, the contact devices then transmit a response through the industry standard gateways back to the dynamic information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Techradium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross
  • Patent number: 7174005
    Abstract: A school-wide notification and response system utilizes an administrator interface to transmit a message from an administrator to a contact devices for employees and parents associated with a school. The system comprises a dynamic information database that includes parent and employee contact data, priority information, and response data. The administrator initiates distribution of the message based upon grouping information, priority information, and the priority order. The message is transmitted through at least two industry standard gateways simultaneously to groups of parent and employee contact devices based upon priority information. Once the message is received by the parent and employee contact devices, the parent and employee contact devices transmit a response through the industry standard gateways back to the dynamic information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Techradium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, John Frank Rodkey, Jr., David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross
  • Patent number: 7130389
    Abstract: A digital notification and response system utilizes an administrator interface to transmit a message from an administrator to a user contact device. The system comprises a dynamic information database that includes user contact data, priority information, and response data. The administrator initiates distribution of the message based upon grouping information, priority information, and the priority order. The message is transmitted through at least two industry standard gateways simultaneously to groups of user contact devices based upon priority information. Once the message is received by the user contact device, the user contact device transmits a response through the industry standard gateways back to the dynamic information database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Assignee: Tech Radium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Rodkey, David Lynn Hickey, Darren Lynn Ross