Patents by Inventor Simon East

Simon East 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: 20070118577
    Abstract: A system and method of replicating database records for use in resource constrained wireless computing devices. The replication method has a low processing burden and is well suited to low-bandwidth, unreliable connections found in many wireless networks. To reduce the amount of memory used on the wireless device only a change log record is time-stamped, not every database record. The change log defines what data is to be replicated and needs to sent to a main server that hosts a master copy of the database. The change log is made compact to reduce the amount of data that needs to be sent for data replication by only requiring the field that has changed in a record and a timestamp to be sent, not the entire record in which the change was made.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 24, 2007
    Applicant: COGNIMA LTD.
    Inventor: Simon East
  • Publication number: 20070078964
    Abstract: Content is automatically provided to a mobile web browsing device from a web server, by the following process: (a) receiving at a computer, remotely connected to the device over a wireless network, a log of data identifying content that has been viewed by the device; (b) automatically sending updated content stored on the web server to the device over the wireless network; (c) causing that updated content to be automatically stored in device memory. Because user activity is replicated back from the device to the remote computer, the content cached on a given device can be completely optimised for the user of that device and no-one else.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Publication date: April 5, 2007
    Applicant: Cognima Ltd.
    Inventors: Simon East, Stephen Spence, Thomas Greenwell, Mark Stalker
  • Publication number: 20050108289
    Abstract: Where a first computing device is given responsibility for determining whether data that is time stamped by a second computing device is replicated or not, then the first device can compare a time stamp from the second device against a time signal from its own internal clock to determine a delta and use that delta to deduce the correct delta to apply to time stamps associated with later data from the second computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: May 19, 2005
    Inventors: Simon East, Stephen Spence, Thomas Greenwell
  • Publication number: 20050021571
    Abstract: Resource constrained wireless computing devices (e.g. mobile telephones) are given a replication capability for database records (e.g. to enable backing up contacts, e-mails, photographs etc. onto a remote server). This operates without undue processing burden, using low bandwidth unreliable wireless connections. This is achieved by not including a time stamp in each database record, but instead time stamping only a change log record; this approach saves considerable memory space on the wireless device since there is no need to time stamp every database record, as is usually done in the prior art. The change log defines what data is to be replicated; it alone has to be sent to a main server which hosts a master copy of the database and hence has to be kept up to date. Because the change log is compact, far less data has to be sent for data replication purposes—typically only the field which has changed, how it was be changed and when it was changed on the wireless computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 27, 2005
    Inventor: Simon East