Patents by Inventor John M. Kellum

John M. Kellum 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: 9639723
    Abstract: A RFID tag includes logic to compare information in a received signal with conditional response criteria, and to respond to the received signal with an RFID only if the information satisfies the conditional response criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Patent Navigation
    Inventors: John M Kellum, James A Billmaier, David P Billmaier
  • Patent number: 9547709
    Abstract: A server determines whether a the stored on a computing device matches a file stored on the server by comparing hash values for a first portion of the files. Based on the comparing, the server determines whether to upload the first portion of the file. The server uploads second portion of the file. The server generates the file for download by appending the first portion of the file stored on the server to the second portion of the file uploaded from the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David P. Billmaier, Jason C. Hall, Alexander C. Barclay, John M. Kellum, Henry H. Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9148704
    Abstract: An external event interactive television ticker is provided. The ticker is rendered on a display screen that also shows a video program, and presents ticker content when a pre-defined external event has occurred. The ticker remains rendered until the event ceases or until the viewer terminates the ticker display. The ticker is interactive in that the viewer can perform various interactive operations with the ticker, including interacting with the ticker to obtain additional information related to an external event item presented by the ticker or to take an action associated with the external event item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Kellum
  • Patent number: 8994533
    Abstract: A RFID tag includes an RF transceiver; logic to operate the RF transceiver to respond to a received signal with a unique radio frequency id; logic to compare information in the received signal with conditional response criteria; and logic to determine if data has been received and written into a writable memory area by the RFID tag, and to respond to the received signal only if the data has been received and stored in the writable memory area and matches the conditional response criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Patent Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, David P. Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8924854
    Abstract: A method for navigation of television program listings within a user interface includes successively displaying a first set of visual cards in a first area of the user interface. Each visual card of the first set of visual cards represents a corresponding broadcast time slot associated with a graphically represented first card characteristic. Selection by a user of a particular visual card of the first set of visual cards is enabled in order to view a television program corresponding to the time slot represented by the selected visual card. In an embodiment, a transition from display of a first visual card of the first set of visual cards to display of a second visual card of the first set of visual cards occurs automatically at the conclusion of a first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul G. Allen, James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Anthony F. Istvan, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Publication number: 20140358938
    Abstract: A server determines whether a the stored on a computing device matches a file stored on the server by comparing hash values for a first portion of the files. Based on the comparing, the server determines whether to upload the first portion of the file. The server uploads second portion of the file. The server generates the file for download by appending the first portion of the file stored on the server to the second portion of the file uploaded from the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: David P. Billmaier, Jason C. Hall, Alexander C. Barclay, John M. Kellum, Henry H. Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8892131
    Abstract: Providing a map and/or directions to a visitor to a facility may include and/or involve a wireless communication device signaling its presence at a location in a facility, and communicating to the wireless communication device a map of the facility indicating the location. This may include and/or involve communicating to the wireless device directions to and/or from the location to a destination within the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Patent Navigation Inc.
    Inventors: James A Billmaier, David P Billmaier, John M Kellum
  • Patent number: 8688170
    Abstract: A device accessible via a wireless service network includes logic to receive digital frames from a wireless communication device, to identify digital frames that are suitable tiles for a digital panorama, to create a digital panorama from the identified frames, and to associate the panorama with one or more locations on a digital map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Patent Navigation, Inc
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, David P. Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8677276
    Abstract: A method implemented on a multi-tuner receiver system comprises successively displaying a set of visual cards where each visual card of the set of visual cards comprises a graphical representation. A visual card of the set of visual cards is selected, the visual card being associated with a first television program. Based on a characteristic of the selected visual card, a second television program is identified. The second television program is then tuned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert E. Kolde, James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 8601514
    Abstract: Within a media center extension device, a first media signal is received from a media source and encoded into a first media stream, which is sent via a network to a personal computer media center. Within the personal computer media center, the first media stream is stored within a storage device, such as a hard disk drive. Also within the personal computer media center, a second media stream is retrieved from the storage device, which is sent via the network to the media center extension device. Within the media center extension device, the second media stream is decoded into a second media signal, which is rendered for display on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Kellum, Charles R. Broadus
  • Patent number: 8601507
    Abstract: A home entertainment system includes a home media center for providing media content to a plurality of remotely located televisions within a home. The home media center includes a user interface module to generate graphical commands usable by a separate media center extension to render a focused navigation user interface on one of the plurality of televisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Charles R. Broadus, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Publication number: 20130138344
    Abstract: Providing a map and/or directions to a visitor to a facility may include and/or involve a wireless communication device signaling its presence at a location in a facility, and communicating to the wireless communication device a map of the facility indicating the location. This may include and/or involve communicating to the wireless device directions to and/or from the location to a destination within the facility.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: Patent Navigation Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, David P. Billmaier, John M. Kellum
  • Patent number: 8190196
    Abstract: A wireless service network includes logic to receive one or more requests for temporary dialable numbers from wireless devices, and logic to determine temporary wireless numbers and to provide the temporary wireless numbers to the wireless devices in response to the requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Patent Navigation Inc.
    Inventors: James A Billmaier, John M Kellum, Kristopher C Billmaier, David P Billmaier
  • Patent number: 8185133
    Abstract: Providing a map and/or directions to a visitor to a facility may include and/or involve a wireless communication device signaling its presence at a location in a facility, and communicating to the wireless communication device a map of the facility indicating the location. This may include and/or involve communicating to the wireless device directions to and/or from the location to a destination within the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Patent Navigation Inc.
    Inventors: James A Billmaier, David P Billmaier, John M Kellum
  • Patent number: 8141117
    Abstract: A personal computer media center is connected to a media center extension and a personal video recorder (PVR) through a home network. The personal computer media center instructs the PVR through the home network to record a television broadcast. Subsequently, the personal computer media center instructs the PVR through the home network to output a media signal of the recorded television broadcast to the media center extension, which displays the media signal on a television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: ARRIS Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Donna Jo Coningsby, John M. Kellum, Charles R. Broadus, Matthew R. Lobeck, Kory D. Christensen
  • Patent number: 8099680
    Abstract: A method implemented on a multi-tuner receiver system comprises successively displaying a set of visual cards where each visual card of the set of visual cards comprises a graphical representation. A visual card of the set of visual cards is selected, the visual card being associated with a first television program. Based on a characteristic of the selected visual card, a second television program is identified. The second television program is then tuned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: ARRIS Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert E. Kolde, James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 7954125
    Abstract: A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is discontinued to display a particular card representing a selected option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: ARRIS Group, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Publication number: 20100242068
    Abstract: A video clip is captured from a television broadcast on each of a plurality of channels. The captured video clips are provided to a display interface, which successively displays the captured video clips within a focus area of a user interface in response to an initiating action by a user. The display interface then discontinues the successive display of video clips to show a particular video clip corresponding to a selected channel in response to a terminating action by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicants: ARRIS GROUP, INC., Digeo, Inc.
    Inventors: Caryl Rappaport, Robert H. Tankersley, James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Phillip Rogan
  • Patent number: 7757253
    Abstract: A video clip is captured from a television broadcast on each of a plurality of channels. The captured video clips are provided to a display interface, which successively displays the captured video clips within a focus area of a user interface in response to an initiating action by a user. The display interface then discontinues the successive display of video clips to show a particular video clip corresponding to a selected channel in response to a terminating action by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Inventors: Caryl Rappaport, Robert H. Tankersley, James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan
  • Patent number: 7752564
    Abstract: A sequence of cards representing filters is displayed along a first axis of a user interface with a single card being displayed in a focus area. The card in the focus area defines a selected object type filter, which is applied to another sequence of available options. The filtered sequence is then displayed along another (perpendicular) axis of the user interface, which only includes options corresponding to the selected option type filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: ARRIS Group, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Billmaier, John M. Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan