Patents by Inventor Edward O. Clapper

Edward O. Clapper 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: 20190138869
    Abstract: Various mechanisms for implementing power activation of electronic tags via conductive contact labels are provided herein. An electronic shipping tag includes a housing to enclose: a printed circuit board having: a battery; load circuitry; and a plurality of pins that project from the housing, such that when contacted with a conductive substrate, cause activation of the load circuitry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher R. Carlson, Edward O. Clapper
  • Patent number: 10217490
    Abstract: A digital video editing system uses a graphical user interface which facilitates the selection of a video sequence of interest and its representation in a conveniently visualized form. Through the graphical user interface, the user may select a starting frame, a time interval, and a number of frames within the time interval which may be represented by thumbnail depictions of selected video frames. Once the video sequence is represented by a selected sequence of video frames over a selected interval, the user can then use editing techniques to manipulate the portions of the video sequence represented by the thumbnail depictions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Patent number: 9872054
    Abstract: In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with presentation of video data during pause. In embodiments, upon receipt of a pause command, a video presentation engine may repeatedly present a multi-frame segment of video content until a resume command is received. In embodiments, the multi-frame segment may begin at a point when the pause command is received or at an earlier point. Sound may be selectively played, in embodiments, along with the multi-frame segment. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Publication number: 20170013288
    Abstract: In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with presentation of video data during pause. In embodiments, upon receipt of a pause command, a video presentation engine may repeatedly present a multi-frame segment of video content until a resume command is received. In embodiments, the multi-frame segment may begin at a point when the pause command is received or at an earlier point. Sound may be selectively played, in embodiments, along with the multi-frame segment. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Publication date: January 12, 2017
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Patent number: 9473757
    Abstract: In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with presentation of video data during pause. In embodiments, upon receipt of a pause command, a video presentation engine may repeatedly present a multi-frame segment of video content until a resume command is received. In embodiments, the multi-frame segment may begin at a point when the pause command is received or at an earlier point. Sound may be selectively played, in embodiments, along with the multi-frame segment. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Publication number: 20160012854
    Abstract: A digital video editing system uses a graphical user interface which facilitates the selection of a video sequence of interest and its representation in a conveniently visualized form. Through the graphical user interface, the user may select a starting frame, a time interval, and a number of frames within the time interval which may be represented by thumbnail depictions of selected video frames. Once the video sequence is represented by a selected sequence of video frames over a selected interval, the user can then use editing techniques to manipulate the portions of the video sequence represented by the thumbnail depictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Publication date: January 14, 2016
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Publication number: 20150002295
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with content consumption are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include a presentation engine configured to receive and present content on a display unit. The apparatus may further include a user interface engine configured to receive user commands to control operation of the apparatus, including a user command to locate a remote control associated with control of the apparatus. The user interface engine may be further configured to locate the remote control, and provide visual or audio cues about a location of the remote control, in response to receipt of the user command to locate the remote control. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Brian J. Thurmon, Edward O. Clapper
  • Publication number: 20150003816
    Abstract: In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with presentation of video data during pause. In embodiments, upon receipt of a pause command, a video presentation engine may repeatedly present a multi-frame segment of video content until a resume command is received. In embodiments, the multi-frame segment may begin at a point when the pause command is received or at an earlier point. Sound may be selectively played, in embodiments, along with the multi-frame segment. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Publication number: 20140344699
    Abstract: A digital video editing system uses a graphical user interface which facilitates the selection of a video sequence of interest and its representation in a conveniently visualized form. Through the graphical user interface, the user may select a starting frame, a time interval, and a number of frames within the time interval which may be represented by thumbnail depictions of selected video frames. Once the video sequence is represented by a selected sequence of video frames over a selected interval, the user can then use editing techniques to manipulate the portions of the video sequence represented by the thumbnail depictions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Patent number: 8671430
    Abstract: A system enables dynamic linking between a variety of video formats including television broadcasts, web pages, and video displays which are stored on magnetic or optical media. Each frame of the video information is identified together with a plurality of locations within that frame. The locations selected by the user for example using a pointing device is then used to access associated information either within the system itself or on an external system. Thus, in some embodiments of the present invention, any item on a given frame may be linked initially or thereafter to other information within or without the particular system containing that information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Publication number: 20120204207
    Abstract: A system enables dynamic linking between a variety of video formats including television broadcasts, web pages, and video displays which are stored on magnetic or optical media. Each frame of the video information is identified together with a plurality of locations within that frame. The locations selected by the user for example using a pointing device is then used to access associated information either within the system itself or on an external system. Thus, in some embodiments of the present invention, any item on a given frame may be linked initially or thereafter to other information within or without the particular system containing that information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Patent number: 8181204
    Abstract: A system enables dynamic linking between a variety of video formats including television broadcasts, web pages, and video displays which are stored on magnetic or optical media. Each frame of the video information is identified together with a plurality of locations within that frame. The locations selected by the user for example using a pointing device is then used to access associated information either within the system itself or on an external system. Thus, in some embodiments of the present invention, any item on a given frame may be linked initially or thereafter to other information within or without the particular system containing that information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Patent number: 7990469
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, an appliance having a camera and camera window may include a shutter puck slidably disposed in a slot in which the camera window may be disposed. The puck may have a wiper pad that is capable of cleaning the camera window as the puck is slid within the slot from a camera on to a camera off or privacy position. The puck may comprise an at least partially deformable material so that the puck may be inserted into and/or removed from the slot by at least partially deforming the puck to allow the puck to be installed in or extracted from the slot. The puck may further include a grip rib structure or the like to allow a user to grasp the puck and slide the puck within the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Edward O. Clapper, Tommy S. Montoya, Mark Perusich
  • Publication number: 20110029545
    Abstract: An improved search engine, for a computing device or computer network, utilizes search strings comprising complete words and numbers representing a syllable count for each unknown word. Pattern-matching algorithms are utilized to search a document database for documents that match the input search strings. The document database is constructed by analyzing a number of documents, utilizing document-analyzing algorithms. In one embodiment, each database record comprises a document that has been analyzed into one or more groups of word sequences. Each word sequence comprises an ordered list of words in the word sequence, as well as a corresponding ordered list of the syllable count for each word in the word sequence. The syllabic search engine can be implemented in different ways, such as through a software application, operating system, network software, or a custom software module. Improved computers and computer networks for providing a syllabic search function are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Publication number: 20100309359
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, an appliance having a camera and camera window may include a shutter puck slidably disposed in a slot in which the camera window may be disposed. The puck may have a wiper pad that is capable of cleaning the camera window as the puck is slid within the slot from a camera on to a camera off or privacy position. The puck may comprise an at least partially deformable material so that the puck may be inserted into and/or removed from the slot by at least partially deforming the puck to allow the puck to be installed in or extracted from the slot. The puck may further include a grip rib structure or the like to allow a user to grasp the puck and slide the puck within the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Inventors: Edward O. Clapper, Tommy S. Montoya, Mark Perusich
  • Patent number: 7836049
    Abstract: An improved search engine, for a computing device or computer network, utilizes search strings comprising complete words and numbers representing a syllable count for each unknown word. Pattern-matching algorithms are utilized to search a document database for documents that match the input search strings. The document database is constructed by analyzing a number of documents, utilizing document-analyzing algorithms. In one embodiment, each database record comprises a document that has been analyzed into one or more groups of word sequences. Each word sequence comprises an ordered list of words in the word sequence, as well as a corresponding ordered list of the syllable count for each word in the word sequence. The syllabic search engine can be implemented in different ways, such as through a software application, operating system, network software, or a custom software module. Improved computers and computer networks for providing a syllabic search function are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Patent number: 7594019
    Abstract: A system and method for adult URL pre-screening. A URL request made by a child on a first computer is received by a gatekeeper. The gatekeeper compares the requested URL to URL entries in an approved URL table. If the requested URL is found in the approved URL table, permission is granted for enabling the child on the first computer to browse a Web page associated with the requested URL. If the requested URL is not found in the approved URL table, the gatekeeper accesses the Web page associated with the requested URL, generates a thumbnail of the Web page, and alerts a parent/guardian operating the second computer via an alert icon. The parent/guardian may view the thumbnail of the Web page by placing their mouse over the alert icon. The thumbnail includes a set of approval options from which to allow the parent/guardian to approve or deny access of the Web page for the child on the first computer to browse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Patent number: 7515137
    Abstract: A keyboard number lock may be automatically transitioned in response to the detection of the selection of a text entry box. In particular, when a text entry box is selected, the keyboard may automatically be transitioned to the number lock state to provide numerical entries when particular keys are operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Edward O. Clapper
  • Patent number: D741825
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory A. James, Edward O. Clapper, Nicholas Long, Michael J. Castillo, Fraser Stirling, Simon J. Waterfall, Gadi Amit, Chadwick Harber, Julien Rouillac
  • Patent number: D814949
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Edward O. Clapper, Christopher R. Carlson, Greeshma Pisharody