Patents by Inventor Gerald R. Pelissier

Gerald R. Pelissier 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: 10719145
    Abstract: Touchscreen computing device having support for interference-free operation of one or two active pens. A dedicated screen ID and pen ID establish a one-to-one pairing between an active pen and a touchscreen of a single-screen or dual-screen device, thereby rejecting interference from additional pens or screens. For a dual-screen device, the screen-specific uplink signals are synchronized using master-slave, interlaced timing to avoid mutual interference and to support simultaneous operation of two active pens—one on each screen. The downlink signals from two active pens occur during the same timeslots, whereas the two uplinks—one from each of the two screens—are interleaved with two timeslots for pen downlinks. Screen-specific screen ID-twin parameter is created for each screen of a dual-screen device to alert a pen to send its downlink signals in the interleaved manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, Yung-Chun Liu, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 10712784
    Abstract: An information handling system having rotationally coupled housing portions supports a flexible display disposed across the housing portions with a hinge structure that manages flexible display curve radius in a folded configuration. A set of plural hinges having five geared rotational portions interconnect with a bar fixedly coupled to the center hinge rotational portion. The bar presses against a shape memory alloy support that manages curve radius of a flexible display during rotation of the hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jung Hwan Hong, Kevin M. Turchin, John T. Morrison, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 10635148
    Abstract: An information handling system data port system includes plural data ports that support communication of data and power transfer with external devices, such as peripherals. A power transfer manager selectively establishes direct power transfer between data ports in support of power transfer between external devices, such as one external device acting as a power source and another external device acting as a power sink. The power transfer manager establishes direct power transfer with switches that bypass the information handling system power subsystem to provide improved power transfer efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Pelissier, Merle J. Wood, III, Lawrence E. Knepper, Karunakar P. Reddy
  • Patent number: 10429904
    Abstract: An information handling system having rotationally coupled housing portions supports a flexible display disposed across the housing portions with a hinge structure that manages flexible display curve radius in a folded configuration. A dual axis synchronized hinge defines the flexible display bend radius by the distance between the hinge axes and by a shape memory alloy planar support fixed in position relative to the hinge. A ramp structure engages a flexible display frame during rotation to an open position to maintain the display frame in a planar configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Turchin, Gerald R. Pelissier, John T. Morrison
  • Patent number: 10317934
    Abstract: An information handling system a flexible display screen, first and second display platforms, and a rack gear component. The flexible display screen is movably mounted to the first and second display platforms. The rack gear component is mounted between the first and second display platforms, and controls support of the flexible display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Patrick Hampton, Gerald R. Pelissier, George Tzeng, John Trevor Morrison, Alpha Y F Cheng
  • Patent number: 10312719
    Abstract: A computing device may include a first housing attached to a second housing by one or more hinges. A second power transceiver in the second housing may receive power from a power source and wirelessly transmit the power to a first power transceiver in the first housing. The first power transceiver may distribute the power to a first display device and to a computer motherboard located in the first housing. The first power transceiver may include first magnets positioned to attract second magnets in the second power transceiver. Each power transceiver may include a bearing on either end that enables each power transceiver to rotate, such that a first coil of the first power transceiver is in a line of sight of a second coil of the second power transceiver, regardless of an orientation of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, John Trevor Morrison, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Publication number: 20190044742
    Abstract: A portable information handling system selectively accepts power transferred from an external device through a port, such as USB Type C port, with one of a first or second power configuration. The first power configuration accepts power regulated by a charger of an external device and routed directly to a system bus and battery of the portable information handling system. The second power configuration accepts power regulated by an internal charger of the portable information handling system, such as a narrow voltage direct current charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Pelissier, Kevin M. Turchin, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Publication number: 20190018458
    Abstract: An information handling system having rotationally coupled housing portions supports a flexible display disposed across the housing portions with a hinge structure that manages flexible display curve radius in a folded configuration. A dual axis synchronized hinge defines the flexible display bend radius by the distance between the hinge axes and by a shape memory alloy planar support fixed in position relative to the hinge. A ramp structure engages a flexible display frame during rotation to an open position to maintain the display frame in a planar configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Turchin, Gerald R. Pelissier, John T. Morrison
  • Publication number: 20190018459
    Abstract: An information handling system having rotationally coupled housing portions supports a flexible display disposed across the housing portions with a hinge structure that manages flexible display curve radius in a folded configuration. A set of plural hinges having five geared rotational portions interconnect with a bar fixedly coupled to the center hinge rotational portion. The bar presses against a shape memory alloy support that manages curve radius of a flexible display during rotation of the hinges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jung Hwan Hong, Kevin M. Turchin, John T. Morrison, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 10175922
    Abstract: A computing device may include a first housing and a second housing attached by a hinge. A first data transceiver in the first housing may transmit signals, including a video signal, to a second data transceiver in the second housing. The second data transceiver may receive the signals and send the video signal to a display device in the second housing. Each data transceiver may include a frame on which is mounted a circuit board having an antenna, a set of magnets, and a pair of bearings on either end of the frame that enable each data transceiver to rotate. An attraction between the magnets of the first data transceiver and the magnets of the second data transceiver may cause one or both data transceivers to rotate, such that the antennas remain facing each other regardless of an orientation of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, John Trevor Morrison, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 10148304
    Abstract: A computing device with a Broadband Intelligent Antenna System (BIAS) that supports a broadband antenna design within the device. Each broadband antenna operates over a plurality of Radio Frequency (RF) bands to cover multiple different wireless technologies with a single antenna. The BIAS may continually monitor multiple triggers capable of affecting the signal quality of the wideband antennas and may automatically switch the active antennas accordingly to select an operating configuration that provides a higher signal quality of the active antennas. Triggers may be generated when, for example, one or more antennas are being blocked by a user, there is a change in the orientation of the device, a source of electrical noise is detected, unacceptable Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) proximity is detected, and so on. The trigger-based adaptive switching from one active antenna to the other may substantially improve the overall signal quality for the multiple wireless technologies supported by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Ching Wei Chang, Youngsoo Cho, Jace W. Files, Gerald R. Pelissier, Ricardo R. Valasco
  • Patent number: 10142117
    Abstract: A portable information handling system selectively accepts power transferred from an external device through a port, such as USB TYPE C™ port, with one of a first or second power configuration. The first power configuration accepts power regulated by a charger of an external device and routed directly to a system bus and battery of the portable information handling system. The second power configuration accepts power regulated by an internal charger of the portable information handling system, such as a narrow voltage direct current charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Pelissier, Kevin M. Turchin, III, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Patent number: 10120421
    Abstract: An information handling system having rotationally coupled housing portions supports a flexible display disposed across the housing portions with a hinge structure that manages flexible display curve radius in a folded configuration. A set of plural hinges having five geared rotational portions interconnect with a bar fixedly coupled to the center hinge rotational portion. The bar presses against a shape memory alloy support that manages curve radius of a flexible display during rotation of the hinges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jung Hwan Hong, Kevin M. Turchin, John T. Morrison, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Publication number: 20180316379
    Abstract: A computing device with a Broadband Intelligent Antenna System (BIAS) that supports a broadband antenna design within the device. Each broadband antenna operates over a plurality of Radio Frequency (RF) bands to cover multiple different wireless technologies with a single antenna. The BIAS may continually monitor multiple triggers capable of affecting the signal quality of the wideband antennas and may automatically switch the active antennas accordingly to select an operating configuration that provides a higher signal quality of the active antennas. Triggers may be generated when, for example, one or more antennas are being blocked by a user, there is a change in the orientation of the device, a source of electrical noise is detected, unacceptable Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) proximity is detected, and so on. The trigger-based adaptive switching from one active antenna to the other may substantially improve the overall signal quality for the multiple wireless technologies supported by the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Ching Wei Chang, Youngsoo Cho, Jace W. Files, Gerald R. Pelissier, Ricardo R. Valasco
  • Patent number: 10082839
    Abstract: An information handling system having rotationally coupled housing portions supports a flexible display disposed across the housing portions with a hinge structure that manages flexible display curve radius in a folded configuration. A dual axis synchronized hinge defines the flexible display bend radius by the distance between the hinge axes and by a shape memory alloy planar support fixed in position relative to the hinge. A ramp structure engages a flexible display frame during rotation to an open position to maintain the display frame in a planar configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin M. Turchin, Gerald R. Pelissier, John T. Morrison
  • Patent number: 10042601
    Abstract: In some implementations a computing device may comprise at least a first display device and a second display device. The computing device may receive a selection to display protected content. The computing device may determine a display mode associated with the first display device and the second display device. The computing device may determine an orientation (e.g., landscape or portrait) and modify (e.g., by rotating) the content based on the orientation to create modified content. The computing device may determine a routing of the modified content and route the modified content to at least one of the first display device or the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Knepper, Jace W. Files, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 10037087
    Abstract: A portable information handling system keyboard retracts from an extended position to a retracted position, the retracted position bring the keys into the portable information handling system housing to provide a compressed closed position of the housing. The keyboard keys are biased to the extended position with a metal dome that interacts with a scissor support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Patrick A. Hampton, Richard W. Schuckle, Jace W. Files, John T. Morrison, Vinh X. Bui, Chiu Jung Tsen, Gerald R. Pelissier, Wen-Pin Huang
  • Publication number: 20180203658
    Abstract: A computing device may include a first housing and a second housing attached by a hinge. A first data transceiver in the first housing may transmit signals, including a video signal, to a second data transceiver in the second housing. The second data transceiver may receive the signals and send the video signal to a display device in the second housing. Each data transceiver may include a frame on which is mounted a circuit board having an antenna, a set of magnets, and a pair of bearings on either end of the frame that enable each data transceiver to rotate. An attraction between the magnets of the first data transceiver and the magnets of the second data transceiver may cause one or both data transceivers to rotate, such that the antennas remain facing each other regardless of an orientation of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, John Trevor Morrison, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Publication number: 20180198308
    Abstract: A computing device may include a first housing attached to a second housing by one or more hinges. A second power transceiver in the second housing may receive power from a power source and wirelessly transmit the power to a first power transceiver in the first housing. The first power transceiver may distribute the power to a first display device and to a computer motherboard located in the first housing. The first power transceiver may include first magnets positioned to attract second magnets in the second power transceiver. Each power transceiver may include a bearing on either end that enables each power transceiver to rotate, such that a first coil of the first power transceiver is in a line of sight of a second coil of the second power transceiver, regardless of an orientation of the computing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, John Trevor Morrison, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 9983627
    Abstract: A computing device may include a first housing and a second housing attached by one or more hinges. The first housing may house a first set of components, including a first display device. The second housing may house a second set of components, including a second display device. The one or more hinges may enable the first housing and the second housing to be placed at an angle of between about 0 degrees to about 360 degrees relative to each other. When the first housing is placed at an angle of about 180 degrees relative to the second housing, the one or more hinges may pull the first housing and the second housing towards each other, resulting in a gap between a first edge of the first housing and a second edge of the second housing of 2 millimeters or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Pelissier, John Trevor Morrison