Patents by Inventor David W. Browning

David W. Browning 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: 11132857
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for providing a smart entry system are described herein. A smart entry system includes a detector to detect a person near a portal to a room; a transceiver to attempt to establish a wireless connection between the smart entry system and a user device associated with the person; and a user interface to present a notification to the person based on a state of the wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Mark MacDonald, Yoshifumi Nishi
  • Patent number: 11059375
    Abstract: Robots and apparatus, systems and methods for powering robots are disclosed. A disclosed conductive floor to power a robot on the floor includes a plurality of stationary conductors positioned in a pattern and a power delivery circuit to cause adjacent ones of the conductors to have different electrical potentials, the adjacent ones of the conductors to form a circuit to deliver power to the robot via contacts formed in a bottom surface of the robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Yoshifumi Nishi, Mark MacDonald
  • Patent number: 11009764
    Abstract: Technology for improving performance of a personal display device by variably controlling the emission divergence and/or the emission direction of light from the pixels of the display as a function of the location of the pixel within a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Jiang, Zhiming Zhuang, Ginni Grover, Basel Salahieh, Oscar Nestares, David W. Browning
  • Publication number: 20210104995
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to include a substrate, a heat source on the substrate, and a heat pipe. The heat pipe includes a plurality of bumps that extend from the heat pipe towards the substrate but do not come into contact with the substrate. The bumps are configured to help mitigate radio frequency interference in the electronic device. More specifically, the bumps can be configured to provide a resonant frequency in a specific radio frequency band and act as a radio frequency filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kae-An Liu, Jaejin Lee, David W. Browning
  • Publication number: 20210034107
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to a flexible overlapping display. An embodiment of a mobile device includes a processor to process data for the mobile device, a bendable and foldable display screen one or more device sensors to sense an orientation of the mobile device, and one or more display sensors to sense a current arrangement of the display screen. The processor is to identify one or more portions of the display screen that are visible to a user based at least in part on data from the one or more device sensors and the one or more display sensors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2021
    Inventors: Guy M. THERIEN, David W. BROWNING, Joshua L. ZUNIGA
  • Publication number: 20210026416
    Abstract: Computing devices and peripherals having a dynamic curvature are disclosed. The base of a laptop can curve as the laptop lid is opened due to left and right base portions being pulled inward to a bisector of the base. Base portions can be pulled inwards by a bending strap pushed upwards by a lifter spring, by base hinges that rotate inwards, or a shape memory allow wire laced around pulleys that contract when heated. A display device with dynamic curvature can curve due to a rack and pinion linear actuator that extends or shortens adjustable rods housed in the display support. A base or display can be curved based on the context of the computer device or in response to certain events. The curvature of a base or display can be tunable by a user. Curved bases and displays can reduce wrist and eye strain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventors: Aleksander Magi, Evan P. Kuklinski, Shawn S. McEuen, David W. Browning, Juha Tapani Paavola
  • Publication number: 20200317334
    Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicles and flight planning methods and apparatus are disclosed. An example apparatus includes an unmanned vehicle including a body and a propulsion source to propel the unmanned vehicle during flight; and a route planner to determine a route through an area including a restriction, the route planner to negotiate access through the restricted area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Publication date: October 8, 2020
    Inventors: Kirk W. Skeba, David W. Browning, Muhammad Abozaed, Anuradha Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10761579
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes: a plurality of compute nodes to couple in a chassis; a first shared power supply to provide a baseline power level to the plurality of compute nodes; and an auxiliary power source to provide power to one or more of the plurality of compute nodes during operation at a higher power level than the baseline power level. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ankush Varma, Vasudevan Srinivasan, Eugene Gorbatov, Andrew D. Henroid, Barnes Cooper, David W. Browning, Guy M. Therien, Neil W. Songer, Krishnakanth V. Sistla, James G. Hermerding, II
  • Patent number: 10732011
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed herein including a monitoring system for a building including an in-wall guide for a drone, the in-wall guide extending behind at least one wall from a first location to a second location and a power delivery circuit in, or adjacent, the in-wall guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Kevin J. Doran, Gabriel Cox, Jose Ignacio Parra Vilchis, Rafael De La Guardia González, David I. Gonzalez Aguirre
  • Publication number: 20200192432
    Abstract: A computing device includes a flexible display screen, a housing to house at least one processor device and at least one memory element, and a first wing to support a side portion of the display screen. The front face of the housing includes a center portion of the display screen. The first wing is connected to the housing by a hinge, the first wing configured to swivel about an axis defined by the hinge. The hinge is configured to lock the first wing in at least two wing positions, a first of the wing positions supports the side portion of the display screen in a first orientation, a second of the wing positions supports the side portion of the display screen in a second orientation, and the side portion of the display screen is active in the first orientation and hidden in the second orientation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Publication date: June 18, 2020
    Applicant: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chee Chun Yee, David W. Browning, Bok Eng Cheah, Jackson Chung Peng Kong, Min Suet Lim, Howe Yin Loo, Poh Tat Oh
  • Publication number: 20200117243
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed An example apparatus to update a spatially adjustable display disclosed herein includes a display size monitor to acquire an indication of a size of the spatially adjustable display, a service image comparator to compare the indication of the size to a size model, and a source image adjuster to invoke visual configuration adjustments to an output image of the spatially adjustable display based on parameters identified in the size model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventor: David W. Browning
  • Publication number: 20200031245
    Abstract: Robots and apparatus, systems and methods for powering robots are disclosed. A disclosed conductive floor to power a robot on the floor includes a plurality of stationary conductors positioned in a pattern and a power delivery circuit to cause adjacent ones of the conductors to have different electrical potentials, the adjacent ones of the conductors to form a circuit to deliver power to the robot via contacts formed in a bottom surface of the robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Publication date: January 30, 2020
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Yoshifumi Nishi, Mark MacDonald
  • Patent number: 10532232
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, and methods to deploy safety equipment from a drone are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a sensor to gather environmental data and an analyzer in communication with the sensor. In this example, the analyzer is to identify an anchor site based on the environmental data and produce an assessment of stability of the anchor site based on the environmental data and model data. The example apparatus also includes one or more actuators to deploy a securing device in response to the assessment of the analyzer indicating the anchor site is stable and to deploy the safety equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Kevin J. Doran, Subramanian Anandaraj, Songnan Yang, Bradley A. Jackson, Shashi Jain, Venkata Rakesh Seethamsetty
  • Patent number: 10503211
    Abstract: A computing device includes a flexible display screen, a housing to house at least one processor device and at least one memory element, and a first wing to support a side portion of the display screen. The front face of the housing includes a center portion of the display screen. The first wing is connected to the housing by a hinge, the first wing configured to swivel about an axis defined by the hinge. The hinge is configured to lock the first wing in at least two wing positions, a first of the wing positions supports the side portion of the display screen in a first orientation, a second of the wing positions supports the side portion of the display screen in a second orientation, and the side portion of the display screen is active in the first orientation and hidden in the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Chee Chun Yee, David W. Browning, Bok Eng Cheah, Jackson Chung Peng Kong, Min Suet Lim, Howe Yin Loo, Poh Tat Oh
  • Patent number: 10474197
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed An example apparatus to update a spatially adjustable display disclosed herein includes a display size monitor to acquire an indication of a size of the spatially adjustable display, a service image comparator to compare the indication of the size to a size model, and a source image adjuster to invoke visual configuration adjustments to an output image of the spatially adjustable display based on parameters identified in the size model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: David W. Browning
  • Publication number: 20190318265
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for implementing a decision architecture for autonomous systems are described herein. An autonomous system framework includes a safety ring configured to interface with safety features of an autonomous system; a security ring configured to provide authentication and verification services to transactions passed through the security ring; a privacy ring configured to ensure privacy of a user of the autonomous system; a trustworthiness ring configured to log and provide transparency of transactions passed through the trustworthiness ring; and a well-being ring configured to interface with the user and provide feedback and information to the user on a state of the autonomous system, wherein: each of the safety, security, privacy, trustworthiness, and well-being rings include at least one interface to at least one other of the safety, security, privacy, trustworthiness, and well-being rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Helen Adrienne Frances Gould, Ignacio Javier Alvarez Martinez, David W. Browning
  • Publication number: 20190318257
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for implementing an assessment and response mechanism for autonomous systems are described herein. An assessment and response system for an autonomous system is configured to access a realm classification of an event; determine a hazard score based on the realm classification, a severity metric, a likelihood metric, an urgency metric, and a confidence level metric; identify, based on the hazard score, a responsive action; and record details of the hazard score determination and the responsive action in a decision ledger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Helen Adrienne Frances Gould, Ignacio Javier Alvarez Martinez, David W. Browning
  • Publication number: 20190295340
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for providing a smart entry system are described herein. A smart entry system includes a detector to detect a person near a portal to a room; a transceiver to attempt to establish a wireless connection between the smart entry system and a user device associated with the person; and a user interface to present a notification to the person based on a state of the wireless connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: David W. Browning, Mark MacDonald, Yoshifumi Nishi
  • Patent number: 10423199
    Abstract: In one example a electronic device comprises a housing, at least one heat generating component disposed within the housing, at least one internal heat dissipation device positioned proximate the at least one heat generating component, and a thermal interface defined in at least a portion of the housing to allow direct thermal contact between the heat dissipation device and an external heat dissipation device. Other examples may be described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy Burr, David W. Browning, Shawn S. McEuen, Mark MacDonald, Matthew D. Coakley
  • Patent number: 10404309
    Abstract: A mobile device may include circuitry, a thermally-conductive panel in thermal communication with the circuitry, and a housing with a user-operable thermal access cover that has a closed position to cover the thermally-conductive panel and an open position to expose the thermally-conductive panel. Embodiments may include a dock with which the mobile device may be engaged, wherein the dock may include a thermal transfer device to engage the thermally-conductive panel of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sankarananda Basak, Joshua Een, David W. Browning