Patents by Inventor Dustin L. Hoffman

Dustin L. Hoffman 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: 10345863
    Abstract: A cover includes a cover body, and an arm coupled to the cover body. A shape memory material in the arm may be able to place the arm into a first shape and a second shape. In the first shape, the arm may be adjacent to a display device when the arm is attached to the display device. In the second shape, the arm may form a stand for the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Dimitre (Miki) Mehandjiysky, Dustin L Hoffman, Aki Laine
  • Patent number: 9927969
    Abstract: A device detects objects touching a first object icon representing a folder on a touch sensitive display and then moving in generally opposing directions, where the folder includes a plurality of constituent elements. In response to the detecting, additional object icons are rendered to display on the touch sensitive display, each additional object icon representing a respective constituent element, where the additional object icons are rendered in a pattern around the first object icon. The pattern of the additional object icons is animated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig T. Brown, Dustin L. Hoffman, Peter M. On
  • Patent number: 9309697
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to securing portable devices and their accessories are provided. A housing for an accessory includes a passageway extending at least partially there through. A first feature extending outward from the passageway is removably securable to a portable device. A second feature extending outward from the passageway is removably securable to another entity. The accessory and the portable device are thus securable against theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Dustin L Hoffman, Michael Delpier, Peter M On
  • Publication number: 20150346953
    Abstract: A device detects objects touching a first object icon representing a folder on a touch sensitive display and then moving in generally opposing directions, where the folder includes a plurality of constituent elements. In response to the detecting, additional object icons are rendered to display on the touch sensitive display, each additional object icon representing a respective constituent element, where the additional object icons are rendered in a pattern around the first object icon. The pattern of the additional object icons is animated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventors: Craig T. Brown, Dustin L. Hoffman, Peter M. On
  • Patent number: 9141275
    Abstract: A method comprises detecting two fingers touching a first object icon on a touch sensitive display and then moving in generally opposing directions. The first object icon is associated with on or more constituent elements. In response to such detecting, the method causes additional object icons to appear on the display. Each additional object icon represents a constituent element of the first object icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig T. Brown, Dustin L. Hoffman, Peter M. On
  • Patent number: 9025318
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a stylus having a retractable connector for use with a computing device. According to one embodiment, the stylus includes an outer housing and a connector configured to attach to a port on the computing device so as to maintain the stylus in a fixed position adjacent to the computing device. Furthermore, the connector is capable of extending from the housing of the stylus into a first position and also retracting into the stylus housing into a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Britt C Ashcraft, Eric Chen, Michael Delpier, Dustin L Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8964376
    Abstract: A handle attachment including a mounting mechanism configured to couple the handle attachment to a computing machine and a clutch mechanism configured to reposition the handle attachment and lock the handle attachment in at least one position from the computing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Chen, Memphis-Zhihong Yin, Dustin L. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8964382
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for which include support members having a port disposed thereon. The port may be accessible while the support member is an extended position. The port may be inaccessible or isolated while the support member is a stowed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Britt C. Ashcraft, Michael Delpier, Dustin L. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8847912
    Abstract: Gyroscopic input systems and methods are provided. A gyroscopic input apparatus (100) can include a rigid surface (110) having an aperture (120) disposed therein. An input surface (130) can be flexibly attached to the rigid surface via a flexible member (140). The input surface can be disposed proximate at least a portion of the aperture. A gyroscopic sensor (150) can be operatively connected to the input surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sandie Ning Ning Cheng, Dustin L. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20140253438
    Abstract: Examples disclose a device with a sensor to detect a location of a chassis which does not include an input component for a hand gesture and to execute an input command on the device based on the hand gesture and if the hand gesture is detected at the location of the chassis which does not include the input component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Dustin L. Hoffman, Michael Delpier, Wendy S Spurlock
  • Publication number: 20140192466
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods related to securing portable devices and their accessories are provided. A housing for an accessory includes a passageway extending at least partially there through. A first feature extending outward from the passageway is removably securable to a portable device. A second feature extending outward from the passageway is removably securable to another entity. The accessory and the portable device are thus securable against theft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Dustin L. Hoffman, Michael Delpier, Peter M. On
  • Publication number: 20140153176
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods, apparatuses, and systems for which include support members having a port disposed thereon. The port may be accessible while the support member is an extended position. The port may be inaccessible or isolated while the support member is a stowed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Britt C. Ashcraft, Michael Delpier, Dustin L. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8707170
    Abstract: A system and method for document editing. A system includes an operator input device, a processor, gesture recognition program, and an edit mode program. The operator input device that senses gestures and multiple simultaneous touch points. The processor is coupled to the operator input device. The processor executes the gesture recognition program, which recognizes inputs from the input device. The gesture recognition program recognizes a predetermined edit mode gesture and, based only on the gesture, causes the processor to execute the edit mode program. The edit mode program provides a plurality of document editing functions for modifying a currently displayed document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Rives, Craig T. Brown, Dustin L. Hoffman, Peter M. On
  • Publication number: 20140098007
    Abstract: A computing device includes a display enclosure. The display enclosure can include a smart window. In one implementation the smart window is adjusted to indicate a status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Delpier, Dustin L. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8665593
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a support tray that may be used in a notebook computer charging system includes a body adapted to support a power adapter, and a platform extending out from the body, the platform being adapted to support a notebook computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Lev, Paul J Doczy, Dustin L. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20140029182
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a stylus having a retractable connector for use with a computing device. According to one embodiment, the stylus includes an outer housing and a connector configured to attach to a port on the computing device so as to maintain the stylus in a fixed position adjacent to the computing device. Furthermore, the connector is capable of extending from the housing of the stylus into a first position and also retracting into the stylus housing into a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Britt C. Ashcraft, Eric Chen, Michael Delpier, Dustin L. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20130335906
    Abstract: Simulated anodized coating systems and methods are provided. The method can include preparing an exterior surface of a metallic electronic enclosure and applying a translucent powder coating to the prepared exterior surface of the metallic electronic enclosure. The method can also include curing the translucent powder coating to form a continuous, translucent, chromatic surface on the prepared exterior surface of the metallic electronic enclosure. The method can also include applying a transparent, matte, liquid coating over the cured translucent powder coating to provide a consistent matte, continuous, chromatic surface on the prepared exterior surface of the metallic electronic enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Shamassian, peter M. On, William Adam Graiewski, Dustin L. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20130302578
    Abstract: Embodiments provide methods and apparatuses related to the deposition of coating particles. In general, mating particles my be electrically deposited on a conductive substrate. The coating particles may arranged or have their deposition altered based on a magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Delpier, Dustin L. Hoffman, Peter M. On
  • Patent number: 8520393
    Abstract: Heat dissipation apparatus for dissipating heat generated by a heat-generating component mounted to a circuit board. In one embodiment, the heat dissipation apparatus includes a thermally-conductive heat sink adapted to be placed in contact with the heat-generating component, a bracket adapted to hold the heat sink in place relative to the heat-generating component, and a single coil spring mounted to the bracket adapted to urge the heat sink into contact with the heat-generating component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven S. Homer, Dustin L. Hoffman, Jeffrey A. Lev, Mark S. Tracy, Luis C. Armendariz, Mark H. Ruch
  • Publication number: 20130007673
    Abstract: A device including a touch component to detect a directional hand gesture, a media compartment to receive physical media, and a mechanism to reposition the physical media from the media compartment if the directional hand gesture is detected and if the media compartment includes the physical media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Peter M. On, Dustin L. Hoffman, Michael Delpier