Patents by Inventor Alexander Wayne Clark

Alexander Wayne Clark 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: 11361114
    Abstract: In an example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computing device includes a first member with a first display surface, and a second member rotatably connected to the first member, the second member including a second display surface. The computing device includes a sensor and a processor to receive sensor data from the sensor. Based on the sensor data, the processor is to select either a privacy mode or a sharing mode for the first display surface, and either the privacy mode or the sharing mode for the second display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hsing-Hung Hsieh, Alexander Wayne Clark, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20220157055
    Abstract: An example virtual reality (VR) system includes a VR headset, a plurality of monitoring stations, and an image processing device. Each of the monitoring stations includes an image sensor to capture images of the VR headset and an environment in which the VR headset is used. The image processing device is to process the images captured by the monitoring stations to detect an object in the environment, and to transmit, to the VR headset, information that includes notification of the object detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Publication date: May 19, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne CLARK, Brandon James Lee HAIST, Henry WANG
  • Patent number: 11335177
    Abstract: An example device includes a monitoring engine. The monitoring engine is to measure a characteristic of a wireless signal related to a path of the wireless signal. The wireless signal includes data from a remote source. The device includes an analysis engine to determine that an object is within a proximity threshold of a user based on the characteristic of the wireless signal. The device includes an indication engine to indicate to the user that the object is within the proximity threshold of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Michael Bartha
  • Publication number: 20220148610
    Abstract: In example implementations, an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a microphone, a radar, a memory, and a processor in communication with the microphone, the radar, and the memory. The microphone is to receive audio signals. The radar is to collect data on users in a location. The memory is to store known body positions associated with having a side-conversation. The processor is to determine that a user is having a side-conversation based on the data collected by the radar compared to the known body positions associated with having a side-conversation and filter noise associated with the side-conversation received by the microphone from a direction associated with the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Hui Leng Lim, Chi So
  • Publication number: 20220146870
    Abstract: An example of an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a display portion and a camera. In addition, the apparatus includes a thin film transistor substrate extending over the display portion and the camera. Furthermore, the apparatus includes an image generation layer disposed under the thin film transistor substrate within the display portion. Also, the apparatus includes a polymer dispersed liquid crystal disposed between the thin film transistor substrate and the camera. The polymer dispersed liquid crystal is to be switched between an opaque state and a clear state. The opaque state is to block the camera from receiving imaging light. The clear state allows light to pass through the polymer dispersed liquid crystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hsing-Hung Hsieh, Alexander Wayne Clark, Ann Alejandro Villegas
  • Publication number: 20220148490
    Abstract: In example implementations, an apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an output device, a radar, a memory, and a processor in communication with the output device, the radar, and the memory. The radar is to collect position data of a user relative to the apparatus. The memory is to store a threshold. The processor is to determine if the position data of the user exceeds the threshold and to adjust a setting of the output device in response to the position data of the user determined to exceed the threshold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Hui Leng Lim, Chi So
  • Patent number: 11270113
    Abstract: An example virtual reality (VR) system includes a VR headset, a plurality of monitoring stations, and an image processing device. Each of the monitoring stations includes an image sensor to capture images of the VR headset and an environment in which the VR headset is used. The image processing device is to process the images captured by the monitoring stations to detect an object in the environment, and to transmit, to the VR headset, information that includes notification of the object detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Brandon James Lee Haist, Henry Wang
  • Publication number: 20220066618
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to cursor adjustments. In some examples, a computing device may include a cursor positioning device. The computing device may include a processor to determine a first input associated with a first cursor path received from the cursor positioning device. The computing device may include a processor to determine a modified output of the first cursor path that is different from the first input. The computing device may include a processor to determine a second cursor path based on the modified output. The computing device may include a processor to determine an adjustment based on a difference between the first cursor path and the second cursor path. The computing device may include a processor to apply the adjustment to a third cursor path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Brandon James Lee Haist
  • Patent number: 11256159
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide a computing device. As an example, the computing device includes a camera comprising a lens, and a housing comprising an opening extending through the housing, wherein the opening is to accommodate the lens. The housing further includes a shutter to selectively obscure the opening, and a mechanical trigger, upon receiving an electrical signal, to move the shutter to obscure the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Derek Kanas, King Sui Kei, Peter Siyuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20220012376
    Abstract: In an example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computing device includes a first member with a first display surface, and a second member rotatably connected to the first member, the second member including a second display surface. The computing device includes a sensor and a processor to receive readings from the sensor. Based on the sensor readings, the processor is to select either a privacy mode or a sharing mode for the first display surface, and either the privacy mode or the sharing mode for the second display surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 13, 2022
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hsing-Hung Hsieh, Alexander Wayne Clark, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 11222060
    Abstract: In an example, an apparatus having a voice assistant application that generates a graphical image response is provided. The apparatus includes a microphone and a processor in communication with the microphone. The microphone receives a secure voice assistant mode activation command and a voice command. The processor is to execute a voice assistant application, wherein the voice assistant application is to generate a graphical image response in response to the secure voice assistant mode activation command and the voice command, to change a privacy setting in the apparatus in response to the secure voice assistant mode activation command, to transmit the voice command from the microphone to the voice assistant application, and to transmit the graphical image response to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Kent E. Biggs, Henry Wang
  • Patent number: 11205333
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to sensory feedback. For example, a non-transitory machine-readable medium storing instructions executable by a processing resource of a parent device to cause the parent device to provide primary sensory feedback, transmit a notification message from the parent device to a child device to cause the child device to provide secondary sensory feedback in response to receipt of the notification message, where the notification message includes instructions to provide secondary sensory feedback synchronized with the primary sensory feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Michael C. Bartha, Brandon James Lee Haist
  • Publication number: 20210373959
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to time released data. For example, a system for time released data may comprise a processing resource and a memory resource storing readable instructions to cause the processing resource to store data to the memory resource when a sleep state instruction is determined, determine a release time for the data, and release the data during the sleep state at the release time for the data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Inventor: ALEXANDER WAYNE CLARK
  • Patent number: 11181908
    Abstract: An example non-transitory computer-readable medium includes instructions. The instructions, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to determine access rights of a telepresence robot to a physical location based on access rights of a user that is to control the telepresence robot. The instructions, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to assign the determined access rights to the telepresence robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Robert Campbell
  • Publication number: 20210327416
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide a computing device. One example computing device includes a processor to capture voice data from a teleconference that the computing device is logged into, analyze the captured voice data to determine words in the voice data, and, based on the words, output a word suggestion to a display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 21, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Kent E Biggs
  • Patent number: 11132090
    Abstract: A disclosed example method to display information from a computer system includes: accessing peripheral display information in a designated peripheral display area of a frame buffer memory in response to detecting a presence of the peripheral display information, the designated peripheral display area being a subarea of the frame buffer memory, the sub-area covering less than an entirety of a main screen of a monitor; displaying, via a peripheral information display device, the peripheral display information from the designated peripheral display area of the frame buffer memory, the peripheral information display device being separate from the main screen; determining user input coordinates based on a user interaction with the peripheral display information; updating the peripheral display information from a computer to the frame buffer memory; and displaying the updated peripheral display information from the designated peripheral display area of the frame buffer memory via the peripheral information display
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sara Ferris, Dimitre Mehandjiysky, Syed S. Azam, Alexander Wayne Clark
  • Publication number: 20210287511
    Abstract: An example device includes a monitoring engine. The monitoring engine is to measure a characteristic of a wireless signal related to a path of the wireless signal. The wireless signal includes data from a remote source. The device includes an analysis engine to determine that an object is within a proximity threshold of a user based on the characteristic of the wireless signal. The device includes an indication engine to indicate to the user that the object is within the proximity threshold of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Michael Bartha
  • Publication number: 20210250390
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, a content tracking system is described. A network interface of the system couples the content tracking system to multiple computing devices. A content interceptor intercepts content shared during a collaborative meeting. A content analyzer analyzes shared content to determine a topic of the shared content and a content comparer identifies similarities between shared content of different collaborative meetings. An interface of the content tracking system provides a recommendation to at least one user participating in at least one of the different collaborative meetings based on an output of the content comparer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 12, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Alexander Wayne CLARK
  • Publication number: 20210240968
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, an attention analysis system is described. The attention analysis system includes a database. The database includes 1) images indicative that users are paying attention to corresponding computing devices and 2) images indicative that users are not paying attention to corresponding computing devices. The system also includes an analyzer to extract multiple user position characteristics from a stream of images of a user disposed in front of a computing device. A comparer of the system determines, by comparing the stream of images of the user to the images in the database, whether the user is paying attention to the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: King Sui Kei, Alexander Wayne Clark