Patents by Inventor Kevin G. Curran

Kevin G. Curran 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: 20020171691
    Abstract: A personal digital assistant can display large amounts of information as well as advertising by scrolling information and advertising in a ticker-tape format scrolled or rotated across a limited portion of the screen. Soft keys or other input mechanisms can be used to toggle the solicitation and display of additional advertising information if necessary. Large amounts of information, or local information of interest to a PDA user can be sent in real time or hot linked into the PDA for consumption by the PDA user at a later time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, John A. Bertani
  • Publication number: 20020122206
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed herein for printing images on labels attached to a backing in a printing device. An apparatus and method for printing an image in a predetermined area of a form are also disclosed. Further characteristics and features of the present invention are additionally disclosed herein, as are exemplary alternative embodiments. This abstract is not to be used in the interpretation of any of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2001
    Publication date: September 5, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin G. Currans, Jason T. Su
  • Publication number: 20020077891
    Abstract: Advertising revenue generated from placing ads in a publication with limited available advertising space is automatically maximized at at least market rates by selecting the highest-paying ads for publication. Beginning with the highest-paying ads, available ad space in an on-line publication is filled with advertisements that will fit within ad space that is available in the publication. In the preferred embodiment, ads are matched to subscribers (recipients) of the publication according to subscriber demographic data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: June 20, 2002
    Inventors: Daniel C. Castle, Kevin G. Currans
  • Patent number: 4525599
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for inhibiting the unauthorized copying of ROM-resident computer software or the like, for example, the audio-visual display of an electronic video game. A protection circuit including encryption/decryption means is coupled between the microprocessor and the ROM-memory and is operable in a first mode to properly encrypt/decrypt the program information according to a first algorithm and in a second mode to prevent proper encryption/decryption. The address-data buses are monitored by the protection circuit to detect an invalid program event, such as may occur when a microprocessor emulator is used to attempt an unauthorized copying or "dumping" of the program information. Upon detection of the invalid program event or "trap condition", the protection circuit switches to its second operating mode thereby to prevent copying of the decrypted program information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1985
    Assignee: General Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin G. Curran, Steven E. Golson, Christian S. Rode