Patents by Inventor David M. Hall

David M. Hall 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: 10699063
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer program products for authoring content for digital books. In some implementations, a single graphical user interface (GUI) is presented that allows an author to design a layout for the digital book, including editing text and inserting various types of interactive elements in the text. The GUI functions as both a digital book layout design tool and a word processor to facilitate the building of a digital book. The relative page location of inserted widgets can be determined by a user-selectable anchor point placed within the text. An outline view of the digital book can be created and presented in the GUI based on a hierarchical structure determined by paragraph styles applied to the text. The GUI can provide a hybrid glossary and index page for allowing the author to create and manage a glossary and index for the digital book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Diego Bauducco, Markus Hagele, Jay C. Capela, Gary W. Gehiere, Alexander C. MacLean, Jacob G. Refstrup, Christopher E. Rudolph, Peter W. Rapp, David M. Hall, Peter G. Berger, Simon A. Ward, Steven J. Israelson, Mark Ambachtsheer, Paul Elseth, Roger Rock Rosner, Yaniv Gur
  • Patent number: 10296177
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) is presented that allows a user to view and interact with content embedded in a digital book, such as text, image galleries, multimedia presentations, video, HTML, animated and static diagrams, charts, tables, visual dictionaries, review questions, three-dimensional (3D) animation and any other known media content, and various touch gestures can be used by the user to move through images and multimedia presentations, play video, answer review questions, manipulate three-dimensional objects, and interact with HTML.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Diego Bauducco, Markus Hagele, Jay Christopher Capela, Gary W. Gehiere, Jacob G. Refstrup, Christopher Erich Rudolph, Peter W. Rapp, David M. Hall, Peter G. Berger, Simon Antony Ward, Mark Ambachtsheer, Paul Elseth, Steven J. Israelson, Roger Rock Rosner, Yaniv Gur, Alexander C. MacLean, M. Frank Emanuel, Mac Murrett
  • Patent number: 9925862
    Abstract: A compressor wheel for a turbocharger has an improved geometry that provides improved performance as compared with a comparably sized conventional compressor wheel by having the radially inward portion of the primary blades sweep upwardly into the upper region of the hub portion. The through bore and integral nut of conventional compressor wheels is eliminated and replaced with a blade extension that has an angled upper edge which extends downwardly and radially outwardly from the hub portion, effectively increasing the size of the blade, the amount of air movement and the amount of power generated, without increasing the overall cost, size or mass of the compressor wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Bullseye Power LLC
    Inventor: David M. Hall
  • Publication number: 20180018069
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) is presented that allows a user to view and interact with content embedded in a digital book, such as text, image galleries, multimedia presentations, video, HTML, animated and static diagrams, charts, tables, visual dictionaries, review questions, three-dimensional (3D) animation and any other known media content, and various touch gestures can be used by the user to move through images and multimedia presentations, play video, answer review questions, manipulate three-dimensional objects, and interact with HTML.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Diego Bauducco, Markus Hagele, Jay Christopher Capela, Gary W. Gehiere, Jacob G. Refstrup, Christopher Erich Rudolph, Peter W. Rapp, David M. Hall, Peter G. Berger, Simon Antony Ward, Mark Ambachtsheer, Paul Elseth, Steven J. Israelson, Roger Rock Rosner, Yaniv Gur, Alexander C. MacLean, M. Frank Emanuel, Mac Murrett
  • Patent number: 9803651
    Abstract: A turbocharger housing includes a discharge outlet having a tubular configuration that extends tangentially from a peripheral portion of the housing and an externally threaded section adjacent the end of the discharge outlet to allow the discharge outlet to be connected either to a hose by a hose clamp or to a flanged pipe via an internally threaded flange engaging the externally threaded section of the discharge outlet and a V-band clamp securing the flanges together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Bullseye Power, LLC
    Inventor: David M. Hall
  • Patent number: 9766782
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) is presented that allows a user to view and interact with content embedded in a digital book, such as text, image galleries, multimedia presentations, video, HTML, animated and static diagrams, charts, tables, visual dictionaries, review questions, three-dimensional (3D) animation and any other known media content, and various touch gestures can be used by the user to move through images and multimedia presentations, play video, answer review questions, manipulate three-dimensional objects, and interact with HTML.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Diego Bauducco, Markus Hagele, Jay Christopher Capela, Gary W. Gehiere, Jacob G. Refstrup, Christopher Erich Rudolph, Peter W. Rapp, David M. Hall, Peter G. Berger, Simon Antony Ward, Mark Ambachtsheer, Paul Elseth, Steven J. Israelson, Roger Rock Rosner, Yaniv Gur, Alexander C. MacLean, M. Frank Emanuel, Mac Murrett
  • Patent number: 9710944
    Abstract: A system for authoring, publishing, and distribution of electronic documents is provided. The system includes a content authoring and publishing application to author and publish electronic documents, a content distribution system to distribute electronic documents, and a set of user devices that include digital content viewing applications that are used to read the electronic documents. The content authoring and publishing application is used to author and publish high-resolution versions of electronic documents. The high-resolution version of each document is associated with a set of annotations for each high-resolution image in the document. The annotations allow an electronic document thinning tool in the content distribution system to create a low-resolution version of each image and generate a low-resolution version of the electronic document without receiving low-resolution images from the author of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Hall, Martin J. Murrett, Christopher E. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20160222875
    Abstract: A turbocharger compressor housing is configured to allow a releasable fixed adjustment of a geometry of a compressor housing to increase at least one of responsiveness, efficiency or the ultimate power obtainable by a turbocharged system. Adjustability can be provided by an air intake pipe that is threadably connected with a central portion of the compressor housing to allow an air gap between the housing and the intake pipe to be adjusted to create an effect similar to adjusting the inducer area of a compressor wheel disposed in the housing, whereby power can be exchanged for efficiency and responsiveness. Set screws may be used to releasably fix the position of the intake pipe relative to the compressor housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Bullseye Power, LLC
    Inventor: David M. Hall
  • Publication number: 20160215787
    Abstract: A compressor wheel for a turbocharger has an improved geometry that provides improved performance as compared with a comparably sized conventional compressor wheel by having the radially inward portion of the primary blades sweep upwardly into the upper region of the hub portion. The through bore and integral nut of conventional compressor wheels is eliminated and replaced with a blade extension that has an angled upper edge which extends downwardly and radially outwardly from the hub portion, effectively increasing the size of the blade, the amount of air movement and the amount of power generated, without increasing the overall cost, size or mass of the compressor wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Publication date: July 28, 2016
    Applicant: Bullseye Power, LLC
    Inventor: David M. Hall
  • Publication number: 20160195105
    Abstract: A turbocharger housing includes a discharge outlet having a tubular configuration that extends tangentially from a peripheral portion of the housing and an externally threaded section adjacent the end of the discharge outlet to allow the discharge outlet to be connected either to a hose by a hose clamp or to a flanged pipe via an internally threaded flange engaging the externally threaded section of the discharge outlet and a V-band clamp securing the flanges together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Bullseye Power, LLC
    Inventor: David M. Hall
  • Publication number: 20150233022
    Abstract: A bi-regional fiber with a cellulosic core and a wax outer sheath is disclosed. The sheath can comprise high melting temperature wax. The fiber may be produced by processing the natural fiber at temperatures less than 70° C. The fiber can be processed in a standard manner such as, for example, a Keir process which may include bleach at approximately 100° C. with a wax subsequently added at a temperature sufficient to disperse the wax over the fiber surface. The fibers are ignition resistant as measured by industry standard tests. The wax may comprise from about 0.4 to 25 percent or greater of the fiber by weight. The wax may be natural wax, synthetic or emulsified wax or blends thereof. The bi-regional fibers can be blended with other fibers including BRCF fibers to create fire resistant fabrics including clothing, blankets and household materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Publication date: August 20, 2015
    Applicant: Carbtex Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis P. McCullough, David M. Hall
  • Patent number: 8997486
    Abstract: A compressor wheel for use with turbochargers or superchargers for forced air induction of internal combustion engines includes a base having a hub portion, and a plurality of blades extending from the base, each blade having a length defined by the distance between opposite axial extremities of the blade, the plurality of blades including at least three different types of blades, each having a substantially different length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Bullseye Power LLC
    Inventor: David M. Hall
  • Patent number: 8793342
    Abstract: In one embodiment, first content that is common to, or included within, each of a plurality of web applications is identified. The first content is interpreted, without presenting the interpreted first content until after receipt of an instruction to present one of the web applications. An instruction to present a selected one of the web applications is received. Second content of the selected web application is interpreted, the second content comprising content of the selected web application other than the first content. The interpreted first and second content are presented via a presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bruce Williams, David M. Hall, Jonathan Newman
  • Publication number: 20140111516
    Abstract: A system for authoring, publishing, and distribution of electronic documents is provided. The system includes a content authoring and publishing application to author and publish electronic documents, a content distribution system to distribute electronic documents, and a set of user devices that include digital content viewing applications that are used to read the electronic documents. The content authoring and publishing application is used to author and publish high-resolution versions of electronic documents. The high-resolution version of each document is associated with a set of annotations for each high-resolution image in the document. The annotations allow an electronic document thinning tool in the content distribution system to create a low-resolution version of each image and generate a low-resolution version of the electronic document without receiving low-resolution images from the author of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David M. Hall, Martin J. Murrett, Christopher E. Rudolph
  • Publication number: 20140115446
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores a document authoring application which when executed by at least one processing unit provides a graphical user interface (“GUI”) for the document authoring application. The GUI includes a display area for displaying a document being authored. The GUI also includes a document authoring tool for adding to the document a floatable content control. The floatable content control includes (1) a content display area for displaying content specified for the floatable content control and (2) a selectable user interface item (UI) that when selected causes the document authoring application to display the content display area. The floatable content control for display by a document viewing application such that the document viewing application displays the specified content through the content display area when the document viewing application receives a selection of the UI item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: David M. Hall, Allison M. Styer, Christopher E. Rudolph, Charles J. Migos, Martin J. Murrett, Markus Hagele
  • Publication number: 20130251533
    Abstract: A compressor wheel for use with turbochargers or superchargers for forced air induction of internal combustion engines includes a base having a hub portion, and a plurality of blades extending from the base, each blade having a length defined by the distance between opposite axial extremities of the blade, the plurality of blades including at least three different types of blades, each having a substantially different length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Bullseye Power LLC
    Inventor: David M. Hall
  • Publication number: 20130073998
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer program products for authoring content for digital books. In some implementations, a single graphical user interface (GUI) is presented that allows an author to design a layout for the digital book, including editing text and inserting various types of interactive elements in the text. The GUI functions as both a digital book layout design tool and a word processor to facilitate the building of a digital book. The relative page location of inserted widgets can be determined by a user-selectable anchor point placed within the text. An outline view of the digital book can be created and presented in the GUI based on a hierarchical structure determined by paragraph styles applied to the text. The GUI can provide a hybrid glossary and index page for allowing the author to create and manage a glossary and index for the digital book.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Diego Bauducco, Markus Hagele, Jay C. Capela, Gary W. Gehiere, Alexander C. MacLean, Jacob G. Refstrup, Christopher E. Rudolph, Peter W. Rapp, David M. Hall, Peter G. Berger, Simon A. Ward, Steven J. Israelson, Mark Ambachtsheer, Paul Elseth, Roger Rock Rosner, Yaniv Gur
  • Publication number: 20130073932
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer program products for presenting interactive content for digital books. In some implementations, a graphical user interface (GUI) is presented that allows a user to view and interact with content embedded in a digital book. The interactive content can include, but is not limited to, text, image galleries, multimedia presentations, video, HTML, animated and static diagrams, charts, tables, visual dictionaries, review questions, three-dimensional (3D) animation and any other known media content. For example, various touch gestures can be used by the user to move through images and multimedia presentations, play video, answer review questions, manipulate three-dimensional objects, and interact with HTML.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Charles J. Migos, Diego Bauducco, Markus Hagele, Jay Christopher Capela, Gary W. Gehiere, Jacob G. Refstrup, Christopher Erich Rudolph, Peter W. Rapp, David M. Hall, Peter G. Berger, Simon Antony Ward, Mark Ambachtsheer, Paul Elseth, Steven J. Israelson, Roger Rock Rosner, Yaniv Gur, Alexander C. MacLean, M. Frank Emanuel, Mac Murrett
  • Publication number: 20120054313
    Abstract: In one embodiment, first content that is common to, or included within, each of a plurality of web applications is identified. The first content is interpreted, without presenting the interpreted first content until after receipt of an instruction to present one of the web applications. An instruction to present a selected one of the web applications is received. Second content of the selected web application is interpreted, the second content comprising content of the selected web application other than the first content. The interpreted first and second content are presented via a presentation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Bruce Williams, David M. Hall, Jonathan Newman
  • Patent number: 7636584
    Abstract: A driver for a mobile-computing device. The driver comprises a communication interface for communicatively coupling the driver to an application executing on the mobile-computing device and a print service wirelessly coupled to the mobile-computing apparatus. The driver further comprises an interceptor and a graphics device formatter. The interceptor identifies graphics device commands and forwards graphics device commands issued by the application. The formatter, when enabled, renders information desired to be printed from the mobile-communication device to an intermediate format communicated to the print service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeff M. Anderson, David M. Hall, Jeremy Bunn