Patents by Inventor R. David L. Campbell

R. David L. Campbell 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: 7730089
    Abstract: A method and system for providing remote access to the facilities of a server computer are provided. A site integration application programming interface at a co-branded Web site. The site integration application programming interface exposes a number of servlets that may be executed in response to requests received from a business partner Web site over a secure communications link. The servlets provide functionality for accessing the user registration and deletion facilities of the co-branded Web site. Moreover, the servlets also provide access to other administrative facilities provided at the co-branded Web site. The servlets also provide functionality for authorizing a user to access the co-branded we site. This servlet may be executed in conjunction with the login facilities of the business partner web site to permit concurrent login at both sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Punch Networks Corporation
    Inventors: R. David L. Campbell, Paul E. Onnen, Edward M. Sarausad, Steven W. Plate
  • Publication number: 20020111942
    Abstract: A method and system for providing remote access to the facilities of a server computer are provided. A site integration application programming interface at a co-branded Web site. The site integration application programming interface exposes a number of servlets that may be executed in response to requests received from a business partner Web site over a secure communications link. The servlets provide functionality for accessing the user registration and deletion facilities of the co-branded Web site. Moreover, the servlets also provide access to other administrative facilities provided at the co-branded Web site. The servlets also provide functionality for authorizing a user to access the co-branded we site. This servlet may be executed in conjunction with the login facilities of the business partner web site to permit concurrent login at both sites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2001
    Publication date: August 15, 2002
    Applicant: Punch Networks Corporation
    Inventors: R. David L. Campbell, Paul E. Onnen, Edward M. Sarausad, Steven W. Plate
  • Patent number: 6377951
    Abstract: An on-line database updating network system and method using object-oriented programming to build a program of discrete blocks, with each block being separately accessible, modifiable, and replaceable. The system includes a user terminal, a host terminal, and a communications channel. Origin dates of user module blocks of information stored in the user terminal are compared, over the communications channel, with origin dates of corresponding host module blocks of information stored in the host terminal. Host module blocks having origin dates more recent than corresponding user module blocks are downloaded as updated blocks over the communications channel to the user terminal. The downloaded updated blocks are then used to update the relevant user module blocks of information. Alternate host terminals may also be accessed by the user terminal, and updated alternate host module blocks of information may be downloaded to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2002
    Assignee: Punch Networks Corporation
    Inventor: R. David L. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20010054099
    Abstract: An information distribution program (36) is provided for automatically distributing information over a network (24) connecting a plurality of computers (15). Each computer (15) is installed with the information distribution program (36), which comprises a family construction module (44), a publication module (40), a subscription module (42), and an information tree (46). The information tree (46) stores the most recent information available to the computer (15). The family construction module (44) organizes the various computers (15) connected to the network (24) into immediate and extended families of related computers (15). The publication module (40) automatically distributes, “publishes” or “pushes” the information to the immediate and extended family members of a computer (15) which have shown an interest in the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Publication date: December 20, 2001
    Applicant: Punch Networks Corporation
    Inventors: R. David L. Campbell, Roland Faragher-Horwell
  • Publication number: 20010020250
    Abstract: An information distribution program (36) is provided for automatically distributing information over a network (24) connecting a plurality of computers (15). Each computer (15) is installed with the information distribution program (36), which comprises a family construction module (44), a publication module (40), a subscription module (42), and an information tree (46). The information tree (46) stores the most recent information available to the computer (15). The family construction module (44) organizes the various computers (15) connected to the network (24) into immediate and extended families of related computers (15). The publication module (40) automatically distributes, “publishes” or “pushes” the information to the immediate and extended family members of a computer (15) which have shown an interest in the information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Publication date: September 6, 2001
    Inventors: R. David L. Campbell, Roland Faragher-Horwell
  • Patent number: 6240451
    Abstract: An information distribution program (36) is provided for automatically distributing information over a network (24) connecting a plurality of computers (15). Each computer (15) is installed with the information distribution program (36), which comprises a family construction module (44), a publication module (40), a subscription module (42), and an information tree (46). The information tree (46) stores the most recent information available to the computer (15). The family construction module (44) organizes the various computers (15) connected to the network (24) into immediate and extended families of related computers (15). The publication module (40) automatically distributes, “publishes” or “pushes” the information to the immediate and extended family members of a computer (15) which have shown an interest in the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Punch Networks Corporation
    Inventors: R. David L. Campbell, Roland Faragher-Horwell
  • Patent number: 5937405
    Abstract: An on-line database updating network system and method using object-oriented programming to build a program of discrete blocks, with each block being separately accessible, modifiable, and replaceable. The system includes a user terminal, a host terminal, and a communications channel. Origin dates of user module blocks of information stored in the user terminal are compared, over the communications channel, with origin dates of corresponding host module blocks of information stored in the host terminal. Host module blocks having origin dates more recent than corresponding user module blocks are downloaded as updated blocks over the communications channel to the user terminal. The downloaded updated blocks are then used to update the relevant user module blocks of information. Alternate host terminals may also be accessed by the user terminal, and updated alternate host module blocks of information may be downloaded to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Punch Networks Corporation
    Inventor: R. David L. Campbell
  • Patent number: 5694596
    Abstract: An on-line database updating network system and method using object-oriented programming to build a program of discrete blocks, with each block being separately accessible, modifiable, and replaceable. The system includes a user terminal, a host terminal, and a communications channel. Origin dates of user module blocks of information stored in the user terminal are compared, over the communications channel, with origin dates of corresponding host module blocks of information stored in the host terminal. Host module blocks having origin dates more recent than corresponding user module blocks are downloaded as updated blocks over the communications channel to the user terminal. The downloaded updated blocks are then used to update the relevant user module blocks of information. Alternate host terminals may also be accessed by the user terminal, and updated alternate host module blocks of information may be downloaded to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 2, 1997
    Assignee: Kangaroo, Inc.
    Inventor: R. David L. Campbell