Patents by Inventor John Hickey

John 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: 20190222906
    Abstract: A content management system may assist users in managing consumption of content, such as television programs. Primary content may be segmented into portions, where a secondary content is interspersed between a first portion and a second portion of the primary content. The first portion and the second portion may be aggregated sequentially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Applicant: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Barbour, John Hickey, Osbert Orr
  • Patent number: 10085071
    Abstract: A content management system may assist users in managing consumption of content, such as television programs. Primary content may be segmented into portions, where a secondary content is interspersed between a first portion and a second portion of the primary content. The first portion and the second portion may be aggregated sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Barbour, John Hickey, Osbert Orr
  • Patent number: 9713238
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more rotating members of a radiation imaging modality, such as a CT system, are described herein. The rotating member may be configured to support at least one of a radiation source or a detector array and comprises at least one element configured to facilitate the transfer of power to the rotating member and at least one element configured to facilitate the transfer of information between the rotating member and a stator. The rotating member may also comprise one or more positioning elements that are formed within the rotating member and are configured to facilitate determining a rotation angle of the rotating member. The rotating member may further comprise, among other things, a bearing structure, antenna assembly for transferring image data, and/or a drive mechanism for facilitating rotation of the rotating member, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Libor Krupica, John Hickey, Chris Hardy
  • Patent number: 9424215
    Abstract: In a virtualized desktop system an interfacing module is coupled to peripheral ports of a target device. The interfacing module is connected to a network. A digital user station is connected to the network. The digital user station is configured to be coupled to peripherals. The interfacing module and digital user station use respective hardware engines to communicate via said network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Avocent Huntsville Corporation
    Inventors: John Hickey, Ken Power, Martin McDonell, Paul Hough, Vincent Carr, Tom Gibbs, John Browne, Aidan Quinn, Iain Campbell, Mark Leyden
  • Patent number: 8886699
    Abstract: A server computer that is connected over a network to one or more remote client computers includes specialized hardware for handling computationally-intensive signal processing operations involving video, audio, and/or other signals. As a result, users of the client computers experience little or no delay when accessing over the network applications that are hosted on the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cloudium Systems Limited
    Inventors: John Hickey, Jerome Nolan, Peter Shelley
  • Publication number: 20140282708
    Abstract: A content management system may assist users in managing consumption of content, such as television programs. Primary content may be segmented into portions, where a secondary content is interspersed between a first portion and a second portion of the primary content. The first portion and the second portion may be aggregated sequentially.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Barbour, John Hickey, Osbert Orr
  • Patent number: 8718147
    Abstract: A video compression routine encodes pixels using frame location relationships by using packets with variable length opcode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Avocent Huntsville Corporation
    Inventors: John Hickey, Paul Hough
  • Publication number: 20140003583
    Abstract: Among other things, one or more rotating members of a radiation imaging modality, such as a CT system, are described herein. The rotating member may be configured to support at least one of a radiation source or a detector array and comprises at least one element configured to facilitate the transfer of power to the rotating member and at least one element configured to facilitate the transfer of information between the rotating member and a stator. The rotating member may also comprise one or more positioning elements that are formed within the rotating member and are configured to facilitate determining a rotation angle of the rotating member. The rotating member may further comprise, among other things, a bearing structure, antenna assembly for transferring image data, and/or a drive mechanism for facilitating rotation of the rotating member, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Analogic Corporation
    Inventors: Libor Krupica, John Hickey, Chris Hardy
  • Patent number: 8589509
    Abstract: Systems and methods of controlling and optimizing system latency in order to minimize system latency between remotely operating computing devices over a communications network are disclosed. A method of controlling and optimizing latency over a computer network from a first computing device to a second computing device includes identifying a condition associated with the transmission of a video signal, receiving the video signal at a computing device, determining whether the condition is met after receiving the video signal, and displaying the video signal on a display device when the condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Cloudium Systems Limited
    Inventors: John Hickey, Jerome Nolan, Peter Shelley
  • Publication number: 20120191768
    Abstract: A server computer that is connected over a network to one or more remote client computers includes specialized hardware for handling computationally-intensive signal processing operations involving video, audio, and/or other signals. As a result, users of the client computers experience little or no delay when accessing over the network applications that are hosted on the server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: CLOUDIUM SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: John Hickey, Jerome Nolan, Peter Shelley
  • Publication number: 20120173662
    Abstract: Systems and methods of controlling and optimizing system latency in order to minimize system latency between remotely operating computing devices over a communications network are disclosed. A method of controlling and optimizing latency over a computer network from a first computing device to a second computing device includes identifying a condition associated with the transmission of a video signal, receiving the video signal at a computing device, determining whether the condition is met after receiving the video signal, and displaying the video signal on a display device when the condition is met.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: CLOUDIUM SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: JOHN HICKEY, Jerome Nolan, Peter Shelley
  • Publication number: 20110060607
    Abstract: A health care information provider system may provide information about health care objects managed by a health care provider. A name generating system may generate an object name for each of the health care objects which may include provider information indicative of the identity of the health care provider which manages the health care object, and object information indicative of the identity of the health care object. The object information may be devoid of any personal health information, even in a form which can be decrypted by a decryption key. A computer system appliance may protect the privacy of medical record information stored in a computer information storage system and may include a medical record distribution compartment, a medical record acquisition compartment, and a security compartment. The medical record distribution compartment and the medical record acquisition compartment may be configured to communicate with one another only thought the security compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: Carl Kesselman, Stephan G. Erberich, Frank Siebenlist, Xun Sun, Karl Czajkowski, Laura Pearlman, John Wroclawski, John Hickey
  • Patent number: 7689677
    Abstract: In a virtualized desktop system, a digital user station communicates with an interfacing module coupled to a target device via a network. The digital user station controls the power of the target device and the interfacing module by determining the power status of the interfacing module and sending a power control packet to the target device the interfacing module is coupled to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Avocent Huntsville Corporation
    Inventors: John Hickey, Ken Power, Martin McDonell
  • Patent number: 7555570
    Abstract: An interfacing module connected to a network. A target network device connected to the network. An interfacing module is associated with a target network device. An interfacing module is coupled to a peripheral port of a target network device. Interfacing module identification data is stored in a memory portion of the target network device. The network address of the target network device is determined. The network address of the interfacing module is determined. At a remote location the network address of the target network device is used to read the interfacing module identification data from the memory portion of the target device via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2009
    Assignee: Avocent Huntsville Corporation
    Inventors: John Hickey, Ken Power, Martin McDonell
  • Publication number: 20080168118
    Abstract: In a virtualized desktop system an interfacing module is coupled to peripheral ports of a target device. The interfacing module is connected to a network. A digital user station is connected to the network. The digital user station is configured to be coupled to peripherals. The interfacing module and digital user station use respective hardware engines to communicate via said network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: Avocent Huntsville Corporation
    Inventors: John Hickey, Ken Power, Martin McDonell, Paul Hough, Vincent Carr, Tom Gibbs, John Browne, Aidan Quinn, Iain Campbell, Mark Leyden
  • Publication number: 20070274382
    Abstract: A video compression routine encodes pixels using frame location relationships by using packets with variable length opcode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: November 29, 2007
    Inventors: John Hickey, Paul Hough
  • Publication number: 20070250649
    Abstract: An interfacing module connected to a network. A target network device connected to the network. An interfacing module is associated with a target network device. An interfacing module is coupled to a peripheral port of a target network device. Interfacing module identification data is stored in a memory portion of the target network device. The network address of the target network device is determined. The network address of the interfacing module is determined. At a remote location the network address of the target network device is used to read the interfacing module identification data from the memory portion of the target device via the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: John Hickey, Ken Power, Martin McDonell
  • Publication number: 20070250623
    Abstract: In a virtualized desktop system, a digital user station communicates with an interfacing module coupled to a target device via a network. The digital user station controls the power of the target device and the interfacing module by determining the power status of the interfacing module and sending a power control packet to the target device the interfacing module is coupled to.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 25, 2007
    Inventors: John Hickey, Ken Power, Martin McDonell
  • Publication number: 20060293048
    Abstract: A wireless classroom response system wireless network is located proximate to a classroom, a base station that coordinates the activities of the wireless network, and a plurality of handheld units. Each handheld unit is associated with an attendee of a class (either on a long-term or “owned basis, or on an ad-hoc or “shared” basis). Each handheld unit performs a discovery process that includes the steps of randomly choosing a wireless channel, attempting to discover the presence of the wireless network on the channel, and repeating these two steps if no wireless network is discovered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicant: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Swanson, William Moss, Peter Jungwirth, Dean Goodmanson, Richard Dreher, John Hickey
  • Patent number: 7065670
    Abstract: Access of a malfunctioning server to a data storage facility is blocked. Characteristics such as IAmAlive signals from a server are monitored and when out of profile a malfunction is indicated and data access of that server is inhibited. Characteristics continue to be monitored for a return from the malfunction. The system can be used in a resilient cluster of servers to shut out a malfunctioning server and enable its recovery to be indicated so as to enable readmittance to the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: 3Com Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Gahan, John Hickey