Patents by Inventor Harold Merkel

Harold Merkel 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: 20210342483
    Abstract: An example of a computer-readable medium storing machine-readable instructions. When executed, the instructions may cause detection of an access to a resource with a privacy setting. The instructions may cause the modification of the privacy setting to a new value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Publication date: November 4, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas Flynn, Harold Merkel, Rahul V. Lakdawala, Charles J. Stancil
  • Publication number: 20210295851
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to generating content based on policy permissions. For example, a non-transitory machine-readable medium including instructions executable by a processor to detect a plurality of audio profiles based on audio signals received, separate the plurality of audio profiles, determine when an audio profile of the plurality of audio profiles corresponds to a policy permission; and generate content for the audio profile based on the policy permission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: September 23, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Harold Merkel
  • Patent number: 11095695
    Abstract: A transmission of a representation of an endpoint is disclosed. A performance of a source media is detected in a transmission of the representation of the endpoint. The detected performance of the source media is replaced with the source media in the image during transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: William J. Allen, Harold Merkel
  • Publication number: 20210240143
    Abstract: A customizable work station is described with a computing device that has a local processor, a local display, a connector communicably coupled to the local processor, and a plurality of sensors that collect proximal information at the station to provide at least one personalized enhancement to a user of the station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Charles J. Stancil, Richard E. Hodges, Harold Merkel, Ravi Shankar Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 11062581
    Abstract: In example implementations, a method is provided. The method may be executed by a processor of a security system. The method includes detecting a robot. The robot may then be validated. The response of the security system may be modified in response to the robot that is detected and validated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Harold Merkel, Will Allen, Tyler Sims, James M Mann
  • Publication number: 20210200500
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein related to selecting a telepresence device action. In one implementation, an electronic device determines a non-verbal characteristic of a communication of a first user intended for a second user at a remote location. The electronic device may determine a characteristic of the second user and select a delivery action based on a translation of the non-verbal characteristic to the second user based on the characteristic of the second user. The electronic device may transmit information about the selected delivery action to an electronic device to cause the electronic device to perform the selected action to provide the communication to the second user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Harold MERKEL, Will ALLEN
  • Patent number: 10978920
    Abstract: A technique includes sensing a wireless charging station that includes a wireless charging transmitter and determining a status for the machine based at least in part on the sensing of the wireless charging station. The technique also includes assisting with a process to wirelessly transfer power to the machine, where assisting includes causing the machine to provide guidance to the user based at least in part on the determined status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert C Brooks, Robin T Castell, Monji G Jabori, Harold Merkel, Lee Atkinson, Charles J Stancil
  • Publication number: 20200329081
    Abstract: A transmission of a representation of an endpoint is disclosed. A performance of a source media is detected in a transmission of the representation of the endpoint. The detected performance of the source media is replaced with the source media in the image during transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: William J. Allen, Harold Merkel
  • Publication number: 20200257889
    Abstract: In example implementations, a method is provided. The method may be executed by a processor. The method includes receiving an image. The image is analyzed to obtain facial features. Contextual information is obtained and a vector including a facial feature class of the facial features and contextual feature classes of the contextual information is generated. A facial recognition is then performed based on the vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Harold Merkel, Qian Lin, Guoxing Yang
  • Publication number: 20200250947
    Abstract: In example implementations, a method is provided. The method may be executed by a processor of a security system. The method includes detecting a robot. The robot may then be validated. The response of the security system may be modified in response to the robot that is detected and validated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Publication date: August 6, 2020
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Harold Merkel, Will Allen, Tyler Sims, James M Mann
  • Patent number: 10691207
    Abstract: An example display device includes an input module to receive a touch input that identifies a shape of an electronic device. The display device also includes a display panel. The display panel is to display first data from a computing device in a first region of the display panel. The display panel is also to, in response to a reception of the touch input, display the first data in a second region of the display panel and display second data from the electronic device in a virtual representation of the electronic device in a third region of the display panel. The third region corresponds to the shape of the electronic device. The second data is received via a connection to the computing device. The second region is smaller than the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kent E. Biggs, Robert Paul Martin, Charles J Stancil, Jeffrey C Stevens, Harold Merkel
  • Patent number: 10374815
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a conference call host. Examples include to establishing, by a first computing system, a first secure connection to a second computing system via a wireless network in response to receiving a secure connection request from the second computing system; the first computing system and the second computing system are in physical proximity to each other. Examples include to provide an operating system session to the second computing system through the secure connection while the first computing system and the second computing system remain in physical proximity to each other; the operating system is stored on and executable by the first computing system. Examples include to provide a connection to a conferencing platform to the second computing system via the first secure connection, the conference call at least among the first computing system, the second computing system, and a remote user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kent E Biggs, Yolanda Rivas, Robert C Brooks, Richard E Hodges, Harold Merkel, James M Mann, Lorri L Jefferson, Derek Labron Everett, Thomas Bonola
  • Patent number: 10325600
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide the ability to identify the location of an individual within a room by using a combination of microphone arrays and voice pattern matching. In one example, a computing device may extract a voice detected by microphones of a microphone array located in a room, perform voice pattern matching to identify an individual associated with the extracted voice, and determine a location of the individual in the room based on an intensity of the voice detected individually by the microphones of the microphone array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: James M Mann, Harold Merkel, Silas Morris
  • Publication number: 20180284889
    Abstract: An example display device includes an input module to receive a touch input that identifies a shape of an electronic device. The display device also includes a display panel. The display panel is to display first data from a computing device in a first region of the display panel. The display panel is also to, in response to a reception of the touch input, display the first data in a second region of the display panel and display second data from the electronic device in a virtual representation of the electronic device in a third region of the display panel. The third region corresponds to the shape of the electronic device. The second data is received via a connection to the computing device. The second region is smaller than the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kent E. Biggs, Robert Paul Martin, Charles J Stancil, Jeffrey C Stevens, Harold Merkel
  • Patent number: 9983668
    Abstract: Examples are directed to a gaze detector using reference frames in media. One example includes inserting reference frames between frames of media presented on a display at a first frequency, analyzing images of reflections of the reference frames, and determining a portion of the media that is being viewed by a user based on the reflections of the reference frames from a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Harold Merkel
  • Publication number: 20180005632
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide the ability to identify the location of an individual within a room by using a combination of microphone arrays and voice pattern matching. In one example, a computing device may extract a voice detected by microphones of a microphone array located in a room, perform voice pattern matching to identify an individual associated with the extracted voice, and determine a location of the individual in the room based on an intensity of the voice detected individually by the microphones of the microphone array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Publication date: January 4, 2018
    Inventors: JAMES M MANN, HAROLD MERKEL, SILAS MORRIS
  • Publication number: 20170331335
    Abstract: A technique includes sensing a wireless charging station that includes a wireless charging transmitter and determining a status for the machine based at least in part on the sensing of the wireless charging station. The technique also includes assisting with a process to wirelessly transfer power to the machine, where assisting includes causing the machine to provide guidance to the user based at least in part on the determined status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Robert C Brooks, Robin T Castell, Monji G Jabori, Harold Merkel, Lee Atkinson, Charles J Stancil
  • Publication number: 20170324572
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a conference call host. Examples include to establishing, by a first computing system, a first secure connection to a second computing system via a wireless network in response to receiving a secure connection request from the second computing system; the first computing system and the second computing system are in physical proximity to each other. Examples include to provide an operating system session to the second computing system through the secure connection while the first computing system and the second computing system remain in physical proximity to each other; the operating system is stored on and executable by the first computing system. Examples include to provide a connection to a conferencing platform to the second computing system via the first secure connection, the conference call at least among the first computing system, the second computing system, and a remote user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 9, 2017
    Inventors: Kent E Biggs, Yolanda Rivas, Robert C Brooks, Richard E Hodges, Harold Merkel, James M Mann, Lorri L Jefferson, Derek Labron Everett, Thomas Bonola
  • Publication number: 20170039719
    Abstract: Examples are directed to a gaze detector using reference frames in media, One example includes inserting reference frames between frames of media presented on a display at a first frequency, analyzing images of reflections of the reference frames, and determining a portion of the media that is being viewed by a user based on the reflections of the reference frames from a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventor: HAROLD MERKEL
  • Publication number: 20070218846
    Abstract: A radio comprises a first transceiver, a second transceiver, and a baseband control coupled to the first and second transceivers. The baseband control selectively implements one of at least a first and a second communication mode. For the first communication mode, the first transceiver transmits and receives data while the second transceiver functions as a diversity receive transceiver. For the second communication mode, the second transceiver transmits and receives data and does not function as a diversity receive transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Publication date: September 20, 2007
    Inventors: Timothy Neill, Robin Castell, Dean Dutterer, Harold Merkel, Isaac Lagnado