Patents by Inventor ALAN MAN PAN TAM

ALAN MAN PAN TAM 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: 20220199046
    Abstract: Example systems and related methods for adjusting a backlight of a display based on a position of a viewer are disclosed. In an example, the system includes a display including an outer surface, and a backlight assembly to emit light in a direction that is perpendicular to the outer surface. In addition, the system includes a controller coupled to the backlight. The controller to adjust a brightness of light emitted from a first portion of the backlight assembly relative to a brightness of light emitted from a second portion of the backlight assembly to provide a substantially uniform brightness for the display at a position of the viewer relative to the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hsing-Hung Hsieh, Alan Man Pan Tam, Dehuei Chen
  • Patent number: 11356590
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide an image capture device. As an example, the image capture device includes an image sensor, a shutter, and a touch-enabled layer disposed above the image sensor. A controller of the image capture device is to register a user touch interaction with the touch-enabled layer and, based on a gesture detected from the user touch interaction, cycle between engaging the shutter to cover the image sensor and disengaging the shutter to expose the image sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Tony Moon, Alan Man Pan Tam
  • Patent number: 11320887
    Abstract: A technique includes detecting a power transition of a processor-based system and controlling operation of a camera of the processor-based system based on the detection of the power transition. Controlling the operation of the camera includes triggering a process to disable the camera in response to detection of the power transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan Man Pan Tam, Hui Leng Lim, Ann Alejandro Villegas
  • Publication number: 20220116520
    Abstract: An image-capture device is positioned behind a display device. A hardware display controller interleaves image frames and black frames for display on the display device. A hardware timing controller synchronizes image capture by the image-capture device with display of the black frames so that the image capture occurs a specified delay after the display device has started displaying each black frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Publication date: April 14, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hsing-Hung Hsieh, Alan Man Pan Tam, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • Publication number: 20220102688
    Abstract: In example implementations, an organic light emitting transistor is provided. The organic light emitting transistor includes a substrate, at least one layer deposited onto the substrate, a thin film transistor, and an organic light emitting transistor. The thin film transistor is formed on the substrate to include a first portion of the at least one layer and the organic light emitting transistor is formed on the substrate to include a second portion of the at least one layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hsing-Hung Hsieh, Alan Man Pan Tam, Super Liao
  • Patent number: 11265667
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to Speaker Orientation Audio Profile Adjustments. In some examples, a mobile computing device may include a first housing coupled to a second housing, wherein the first housing and the second housing are articulable to a plurality of configurations. The mobile computing device may include a plurality of speakers. The mobile computing device may include a sensor to detect an orientation of each of the plurality of speakers. The mobile computing device may include a memory resource comprising executable instructions to adjust an audio profile of each of the plurality of speakers based on the detected orientation of each of the plurality of speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Thomas Burks, Tony Moon, Alan Man Pan Tam
  • Publication number: 20220011607
    Abstract: Example electronic devices including a display are disclosed. In an example, the display includes a backlight, and an image generator to form an image from light emitted from the backlight. In addition, the display includes a first privacy panel and a second privacy panel disposed between the backlight and the image generator. The first privacy panel includes a first set of parallel lines, and the second privacy panel includes a second set of parallel lines that are perpendicular to the first set of parallel lines. The first set of parallel lines is to actuate to selectively adjust a first viewing angle of the display in a first plane, and the second set of parallel lines is to actuate to selectively adjust a second viewing angle of the display in a second plane that is perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hsing-Hung Hsieh, Alan Man Pan Tam, Dehuei Chen
  • Patent number: 11215709
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to gathering audio data. For example, a system can include a range sensor to determine a location and distance of an object. The system can include a microphone to gather audio data at the location and from within a threshold proximity of the object. The system can include a computing device to determine a portion of audio data outside the threshold proximity of the object to remove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Thomas Burks, Xiang Ma, Alan Man Pan Tam
  • Patent number: 11215785
    Abstract: Example implementations relate the selective defocus of cameras. For instance, in an example an electronic device including a camera including a lens having a field of view and a focal distance, a defocus switch, and an actuator to adjust the focal distance of the lens to selectively defocus a portion of the field of view of the lens in response to actuation of the defocus switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan Man Pan Tam, Tony Moon
  • Patent number: 11156901
    Abstract: A technique includes mounting a light source on an electronic device and disabling a camera of the electronic device. Disabling the camera includes activating the light source to shutter the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Tony Moon, Alan Man Pan Tam
  • Publication number: 20210200294
    Abstract: A technique includes detecting a power transition of a processor-based system and controlling operation of a camera of the processor-based system based on the detection of the power transition. Controlling the operation of the camera includes triggering a process to disable the camera in response to detection of the power transition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan Man Pan TAM, Hui Leng LIM, Ann Alejandro VILLEGAS
  • Publication number: 20210181597
    Abstract: A technique includes mounting a light source on an electronic device and disabling a camera of the electronic device. Disabling the camera includes activating the light source to shutter the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Tony MOON, Alan Man Pan TAM
  • Publication number: 20210181340
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to gathering audio data. For example, a system can include a range sensor to determine a location and distance of an object. The system can include a microphone to gather audio data at the location and from within a threshold proximity of the object. The system can include a computing device to determine a portion of audio data outside the threshold proximity of the object to remove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Ricky Thomas BURKS, Xiang MA, Alan Man Pan TAM
  • Publication number: 20210157370
    Abstract: A device includes a housing and a camera device at the housing. The camera device includes an image sensor and a fisheye lens. The fisheye lens is positioned at the housing to point upwards to capture an image of a scene around the housing. A processor is disposed in the housing and is coupled to the camera device. The processor is to execute instructions. The instructions are to convert the image of the scene into a panoramic image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Publication date: May 27, 2021
    Inventors: ALAN MAN PAN TAM, CHUNG HUA KU
  • Publication number: 20210149460
    Abstract: Example displays having transparent areas for cameras are disclosed. An example display has a first source line including a first portion composed of a first material and a second portion composed of a second material different than the first material. A first gate line includes a first portion composed of a third material and a second portion composed of a fourth material, the fourth material being different than the third material. A second gate line includes a first portion composed of the third material and a second portion composed of the fourth material. The first portion of the source line, the first portion of the first gate line, and the first portion of the second gate line define a non-transparent area of the display. The second portion of the source line, the second portion of the first gate line, and second portion of the second gate line define a transparent area of a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hsing-Hung Hsieh, Alan Man Pan Tam, Ann Alejandro Villegas
  • Publication number: 20210132325
    Abstract: Example implementations relate the selective defocus of cameras. For instance, in an example an electronic device including a camera including a lens having a field of view and a focal distance, a defocus switch, and an actuator to adjust the focal distance of the lens to selectively defocus a portion of the field of view of the lens in response to actuation of the defocus switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Publication date: May 6, 2021
    Inventors: Alan Man Pan Tam, Tony Moon
  • Publication number: 20210127045
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide an image capture device. As an example, the image capture device includes an image sensor, a shutter, and a touch-enabled layer disposed above the image sensor. A controller of the image capture device is to register a user touch interaction with the touch-enabled layer and, based on a gesture detected from the user touch interaction, cycle between engaging the shutter to cover the image sensor and disengaging the shutter to expose the image sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 29, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Tony Moon, Alan Man Pan Tam
  • Publication number: 20200367004
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to Speaker Orientation Audio Profile Adjustments. In some examples, a mobile computing device may include a (first housing coupled to a second housing, wherein the first housing and the second housing are articulable to a plurality of configurations. The mobile computing device may include a plurality of speakers. The mobile computing device may include a sensor to detect an orientation of each of the plurality of speakers. The mobile computing device may include a memory resource comprising executable instructions to adjust an audio profile of each of the plurality of speakers based on the detected orientation of each of the plurality of speakers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: November 19, 2020
    Inventors: RICKY THOMAS BURKS, TONY MOON, ALAN MAN PAN TAM