Patents Assigned to Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Patent number: 7233955
    Abstract: Method and computer program product stored on a tangible medium that store instructions including providing a procedure file, storing and managing a plurality of tickets, each ticket including a first identifier given to a commodity, and searching, based on the first identifier and a ticket request submitted by a user, a ticket of the plurality of tickets corresponding to the first identifier. The method and computer program product then presents information about the commodity included in the ticket, information about a service that provides the commodity, and service provision content information acquired during the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignees: NTT DoCoMo, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Motohiro Machida, Toshiki Iso, Masaji Katagiri, Toshiaki Sugimura, Hidenori Shimizu, Taro Sugahara, Fumitoshi Ukai, Hironori Bouno, Kei Yuasa, Marc McEachern, Shinya Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 7219226
    Abstract: A method for encrypting data comprising deriving a public key using a first data set that defines an instruction; encrypting a second data set with the public key; providing the encrypted third data set to a recipient; providing the public key to a third party such that on satisfaction of the instruction the third party provides an associated private key to the recipient to allow decryption of the encrypted second data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Keith Alexander Harrison
  • Patent number: 7171554
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method for providing a switch user functionality in a server-agent environment in an information technological (IT) network in which at least one agent runs on a node of the IT network, comprising: generating a switch user (SU) certificate using public-key cryptography upon receiving a request to switch from a user account presently used on the node to another user account; sending the SU certificate to the agent; checking the correctness of the SU certificate; performing the requested switch to the other user account provided that the SU certificate is correct. The invention is also directed to a corresponding computer program product and a computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Andreas Sahlbach
  • Patent number: 7145911
    Abstract: A method for performing a parallel hash transformation in a network device to generate a hash pointer for an address input. The method includes the step of receiving an address input. The address input is apportioned among a plurality of hashing units. The hashing units are configured to operate in parallel. A hash transformation is executed on the apportioned address inputs in parallel, resulting in a corresponding plurality of hashing unit outputs. The hashing unit outputs are combined to generate a hash result corresponding to the address input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Mark Gooch
  • Publication number: 20060256735
    Abstract: A method for configuring network devices in a network includes creating a domain having a management device and a plurality of select network devices. A configuration command is issued from the management device to a central network device in the domain to configure at least one of the network devices in the domain identified by the management device. The central network device then issues a configuration command to each of the identified select network device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2005
    Publication date: November 16, 2006
    Applicant: HEWLETT PACKARD COMPANY Intellectual Property Administration
    Inventor: Olaf Borowski
  • Patent number: 7116678
    Abstract: An electronic communications network technology, referred to as 100BASE-TD, offers full duplex operation and robust performance on marginal CAT5 wiring. It highly leverages 100BASE-TX functional blocks and is very complementary to 100BASE-TX, for example with regard to such 100BASE-TX features as auto-negotiation. In particular, the invention provides a carrierless IDLE that requires very low power during ambient operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Daniel Dove
  • Patent number: 7113897
    Abstract: The invention provides a text segmentation apparatus comprising means for analyzing an electronic text to determine likelihood of segmentation point for each of sentence ends in the text based on a coherent unit and means for segmenting the text into text segments based on the likelihood of segmentation point. The apparatus is programmed to segment the text segment at the position having the best likelihood of segmentation point within the text segment when the size of any of the segmented text segments exceeds a threshold value to be determined based on the specified text segmentation size. Particularly, the apparatus determines the similarity between the text parts contained in a pair of windows to be set up on the left and right sides of each sentence end position in the text so as to obtain similarity curves. Then, the apparatus determines the likelihood of segmentation point for each sentence end point based on the obtained similarity curves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Shimizu, Shinya Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 7101016
    Abstract: A method of an embodiment of the invention is disclosed that determines calibration factors for a fluid-ejection mechanism that is capable of ejecting differently colored fluids onto media. The energy used to eject fluid for each of at least one of the fluid colors is adjusted based on the calibration factors, so that fluid drop ejections of the fluid colors yield fluid drop masses having a consistent ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Mathew G. Lopez, Mark A. Overton, Michael Gray
  • Publication number: 20060176504
    Abstract: A mobile device-based printing system and method is described. The printer system for network printing includes a communication network adapted to transfer messages between a mobile device and a printer. The printer is connectable to the communication network to receive a print message, including a reference to a document to be printed, via the communication network. The printer has a phone number for receiving print messages via said communication network. The mobile device is connectable to the communication network to transmit the print message on the communication network. A method for printing from a mobile device to a printer using a communication network includes transmitting a print message to a phone number of the printer from the mobile device where the print message includes a reference to a document to be printed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Burke, Scott McGlashan
  • Publication number: 20060176505
    Abstract: A printer portal including a network connection arranged to transfer user voice command input and printer portal output, a telephony system arranged to receive user voice command input and generate printer portal output via the network connection, a printing device arranged to print information responsive to the telephony system based on the user voice command input, and an access module arranged to control user access to portions of the printer portal is described. The printer portal stores location information about the printer portal. A method for printing information at a printer portal is described. A user voice command input is received at a printer portal. The printer portal analyzes the command input using a telephony system. Information is printed at the printer portal if the command input includes a print request to print information at the printer portal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2005
    Publication date: August 10, 2006
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Burke, Scott McGlashan
  • Patent number: 7069192
    Abstract: Every type of change in a CAD generated object is automatically and chronologically protocoled so that the object directly includes an abstract description of the history of the object independent of the CAD module used. This is particularly advantageous with decentralized CAD systems in which several constructors/designers are working together on the same draft, but located in different places. At the end of a session, the object history, i.e. the changes which have taken place, are directly exported, together with the object data, into the destination system. The abstract description is in a form independent of the system used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Stefan Freitag
  • Patent number: 7050815
    Abstract: Location information about a communicating entity (41), in particular a mobile entity, is derived by identifying intermediate nodes (42) along the communication path being used by the entity, and then looking up, in a database (44), the geographic significance of at least one of these nodes when considered in a direction along the communication path towards the entity of interest. Preferably, account is taken of any identified downstream/upstream nodes to refine the geographic significance of a node. The geographic significance information can be compiled by taking location fixes at a plurality of endpoint locations and associating the location data thus obtained with the intermediate nodes traversed when communication is effected from the corresponding endpoint locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventors: Colin I'Anson, Rycharde Jeffery Hawkes, James Thomas Edward McDonnell, Andrew Thomas, John Deryk Waters, Simon Edwin Crouch
  • Patent number: 7050872
    Abstract: An Innovation Information Management data tracking object model and interface which captures and stores product ideas, requirements, constraints, design alternatives and functions, along with their associated relationships, in an object model database is presented. Each object model includes information and relationships that are accessible via a publicly defined interface. In one embodiment, when an object model is saved to the object model database, the information objects making up the Innovation Information Management object model, along with their relationships to other objects, are saved in separate relational database files. Because the different innovation information is separated and stored in a tool neutral persistent form, any application can access the information contained in those objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Dan Matheson
  • Publication number: 20060093761
    Abstract: The invention relates to the discovery that pre-treating mineral oxide particles with a silylated polymeric coupling agent prior to suspending the particles in a binder polymer increases the crack resistance and adhesion of particles to a inkjet printing substrate such as paper sheets. Such pretreatment also reduces the amount of binder needed to achieve acceptable performance, leading to improvements in production speed and image quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2005
    Publication date: May 4, 2006
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Tienteh Chen
  • Patent number: 7038874
    Abstract: A cartridge handling system and method initialize a data storage cartridge having rewritable media and a cartridge memory for tamper resistant write once recording. A write-once flag is written to a lockable section of the cartridge memory also having a cartridge memory serial number, and the section locked to read-only. A write-once flag and the serial number are written to a required data set of the rewritable media, both thereby appearing in both locations of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Certance, LLC
    Inventors: Glen Alan Jaquette, Paul Bartlett, Gregory Alyn Unruh
  • Patent number: 7036897
    Abstract: An incremental printer comprising a plurality of printing elements arranged to print different portions of an image, the printer being arranged, prior to printing an image, to identify elements that are not required for printing the image and to implement an element servicing routine, the printer being arranged to exclude one or more of the identified elements from the servicing routine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gonzalo Gaston, Ramon Vega, Jose Luis Valero
  • Patent number: 7027652
    Abstract: A computer system comprises an image capture device (10) for capturing an image of a paper document (such as a newspaper article or advertisement) to produce captured image information, and keys or the like for enabling a user to select one of a plurality of options (such as “view” or “order”) in relation to that capture information. The system also includes a document database (36) storing image information relating to the contents of a plurality of documents and, for each document, information relating to action which can be taken in relation to that document, and a processor system (30,36) for matching the captured image information with the stored image information for at least one of the documents and determining the respective action information, and for processing the determined action information and the user-selected option to produce a computer instruction as to action to be taken (such as load the newspaper article into the PC's web browser, or “electronically” order the product).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Colin I'Anson
  • Patent number: 7016971
    Abstract: A distributed computer system includes links and routing devices coupled between the links and routing frames between the links. Each of the routing devices includes a congestion control mechanism for detecting congestion at the routing device and responding to detected congestion by gradually reducing an injection rate of frames routed from the routing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignees: Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation, Adaptec, Inc.
    Inventors: Renato J. Recio, David J. Garcia, Michael R. Krause, Patricia A. Thaler, John C. Krause
  • Publication number: 20060010304
    Abstract: A method of loading an unaligned word from a specified unaligned word address in a memory, said unaligned word comprising a plurality of indexed portions crossing a word boundary, the method comprising: loading a first aligned word commencing at an aligned word address rounded from said specified unaligned word address; identifying an index representing the location of the unaligned word address relative to the aligned word address; loading a second aligned word commencing at an aligned word address rounded from a second unaligned word address; and combining indexed portions of the first and second aligned words using the identified index to construct the unaligned word.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Publication date: January 12, 2006
    Applicants: STMICROELECTRONICS LIMITED, HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Homewood, Paolo Faraboschi
  • Patent number: 6952660
    Abstract: A decision tracking object model and interface which captures and stores administrative and substantive meeting information, along with their associated relationships, in an object model database is presented. Each object model includes information and relationships that are accessible via a publicly defined interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Company
    Inventor: Dan Matheson