Patents by Inventor Gregory C. Franke

Gregory C. Franke 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: 20190052129
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide a computing device to charge a rechargeable device. An example computing device can include a module with an enclosure to accommodate the rechargeable device. The computing device can include a transmitter within the module to wirelessly charge the rechargeable device via a receiver disposed within the rechargeable device. The computing device can include a display surface to replicate content illustrated on a screen of the rechargeable device, when the rechargeable device is to be disposed within the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Publication date: February 14, 2019
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chi So, Shaheen Saroor, Gregory C. Franke, Ronald E. Deluga
  • Patent number: 10051176
    Abstract: Examples of an apparatus, method, and instructions included on a machine-readable non-transitory storage medium are disclosed herein. In an example of the method, a first state is provided to enable a camera to record an image, a second state is provided to disable the camera, and a third state is provided to permit the camera to be enabled and disabled. Also in this example of the method, a button is actuated in the third state to an on position to enable the camera to record an image or an off position to disable the camera. Additionally in this example of the method, a signal is generated via an input device in the on position of the button to enable the camera to record an image or disable the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nam H Nguyen, Michael R Durham, Mark A Piwonka, Gregory C Franke
  • Publication number: 20170289443
    Abstract: Examples of an apparatus, method, and instructions included on a machine-readable non-transitory storage medium are disclosed herein. in an example of the method, a first state is provided to enable a camera to record an image, a second state is provided to disable the camera, and a third state is provided to permit the camera to be enabled and disabled. Also in this example of the method, a button is actuated in the third state to an on position to enable the camera to record an image or an off position to disable the camera. Additionally in this example of the method, a signal is generated via an input device in the on position of the button to enable the camera to record an image or disable the camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Nam H Nguyen, Michael R Durham, Mark A Piwonka, Gregory C Franke
  • Publication number: 20120276318
    Abstract: Implementations disclosed herein relate to a protective film with a protective film layer and a liner layer. The protective film may comprise a protective film layer, an adhesive layer, and a liner layer. In one example, the liner layer includes a tab extending from a first edge of the liner layer to beyond a second edge of the liner layer. In one example, the liner layer includes a first portion and a second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory C. Franke
  • Patent number: 7137767
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a fastener includes an integrated isolation member composed of a resilient material, the isolation member being adapted to isolate a storage media drive to which the fastener is to be mounted from a drive cage in which the drive is to be installed, the isolation member being sized and configured to fit within a slot of the drive cage and to abut a surface of the drive cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Kenneth B. Frame, Tommy D. Griffin
  • Patent number: 7035095
    Abstract: A computer system having electronic components housed in a central unit having a protective enclosure and a cover. The cover is moveable to provide access to electronic components housed in the central unit. The cover allows access to certain electronic components and prevents access to other electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Frame, Gregory C. Franke
  • Patent number: 6912765
    Abstract: A clip is disclosed which is capable of applying significant retention force via a rotatable cam arm while being easily removable due to the cam arm and a separate removal arm. A method of using the clip is also disclosed which uses the advantages of the clip, particularly in the context of computer design and construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Donald J. Hall, Jeffrey A. Lambert
  • Patent number: 6847523
    Abstract: A computer system having electronic components housed in a central unit having a protective enclosure and a cover. The cover is moveable to provide access to electronic components housed in the central unit. The cover allows access to certain electronic components and prevents access to other electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development, L.P.
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Frame, Gregory C. Franke
  • Publication number: 20040134639
    Abstract: A clip is disclosed which is capable of applying significant retention force via a rotatable cam arm while being easily removable due to the cam arm and a separate removal arm. A method of using the clip is also disclosed which uses the advantages of the clip, particularly in the context of computer design and construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Donald J. Hall, Jeffrey A. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20040125569
    Abstract: A clip is disclosed which is capable of applying significant retention force via a rotatable cam arm while being easily removable due to the cam arm and a separate removal arm. A method of using the clip is also disclosed which uses the advantages of the clip, particularly in the context of computer design and construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Donald J. Hall, Jeffrey A. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20040064924
    Abstract: A clip is disclosed which is capable of applying significant retention force via a rotatable cam arm while being easily removable due to the cam arm and a separate removal arm. A method of using the clip is also disclosed which uses the advantages of the clip, particularly in the context of computer design and construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Donald J. Hall, Jeffrey A. Lambert
  • Patent number: 6668431
    Abstract: A clip is disclosed which is capable of applying significant retention force via a rotatable cam arm while being easily removable due to the cam arm and a separate removal arm. A method of using the clip is also disclosed which uses the advantages of the clip, particularly in the context of computer design and construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Donald J. Hall, Jeffrey A. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20030110603
    Abstract: A clip is disclosed which is capable of applying significant retention force via a rotatable cam arm while being easily removable due to the cam arm and a separate removal arm. A method of using the clip is also disclosed which uses the advantages of the clip, particularly in the context of computer design and construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Publication date: June 19, 2003
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Donald J. Hall, Jeffrey A. Lambert
  • Patent number: 6545870
    Abstract: A technique is provided for the insertion and removal of a motherboard and a heatsink from a computer chassis without the use of tools or threaded fasteners. The technique allows the heatsink to be supported by the chassis and not the motherboard thereby preventing damage to the motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gregory C. Franke, Donald J. Hall, Jeffrey A. Lambert
  • Publication number: 20030016491
    Abstract: A computer system having electronic components housed in a central unit having a protective enclosure and a cover. The cover is moveable to provide access to electronic components housed in the central unit. The cover allows access to certain electronic components and prevents access to other electronic components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2002
    Publication date: January 23, 2003
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Frame, Gregory C. Franke
  • Patent number: 6456486
    Abstract: A computer system having electronic components housed in a central unit having a protective enclosure and a cover. The cover is moveable to provide access to electronic components housed in the central unit. The cover allows access to certain electronic components and prevents access to other electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth B. Frame, Gregory C. Franke
  • Patent number: 6205020
    Abstract: A computer which includes modular structures incorporated therein provides enhanced serviceability. In a preferred embodiment, the computer has a chassis, a lid, a front bezel, an option card module, a system board module, a drive module, and a power supply module. The lid secures the option card module within the chassis. The option card module is removable from the chassis without disconnecting fasteners, option boards, or external cables therefrom. The system board module is received in the chassis and is secured therein by the option card module. The drive module has features which enable storage media devices to be conveniently installed therein and removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Frances A. Felcman, Juan M. Perez, Gregory C. Franke, Kenneth B. Frame
  • Patent number: 6055152
    Abstract: A computer which includes modular structures incorporated therein provides enhanced serviceability. In a preferred embodiment, the computer has a chassis, a lid, a front bezel, an option card module, a system board module, a drive module, and a power supply module. The lid secures the option card module within the chassis. The option card module is removable from the chassis without disconnecting fasteners, option boards, or external cables therefrom. The system board module is received in the chassis and is secured therein by the option card module. The drive module has features which enable storage media devices to be conveniently installed therein and removed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2000
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Frances A. Felcman, Juan M. Perez, Gregory C. Franke, Kenneth B. Frame
  • Patent number: D441746
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Paul J. Doczy, Gregory C. Franke, Kenneth B. Frame
  • Patent number: D714289
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Shoda, Gregory C. Franke