Patents by Inventor James C Albritton-McDonald

James C Albritton-McDonald 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: 8649073
    Abstract: A scanner assembly includes an automatic document feeder and a first scanner. The automatic document feeder defines a media pathway that includes an input portion and an output portion having an exit roller. The first scanner is positioned along the media pathway upstream from the exit roller. In a first assembled configuration, the assembly is configured to scan both a first side and a second side of the media via the first scanner. In a second assembled configuration, the assembly additionally includes a second scanner positioned along the output portion and interposed between the first scanner and the exit roller. In the second configuration, the assembly is configured to scan the first side of media via the first scanner and to scan the second side of media via the second scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Thaddie Natalaray, Kyi Thu Maung, U Kyaw Thu Ra, Tok Wee Hien, Yeo Meng Hui, Lam Siew Hong, Jeoffrey Goh Choon Kiat, Thong Wei Leong, Chiam Ter Wei, Long C. Doan, Jeffrey C. Madsen, Curtis J. Behrend, James C Albritton-Mcdonald, Keng-Leong Ng
  • Publication number: 20120314266
    Abstract: A scanner assembly includes an automatic document feeder and a first scanner. The automatic document feeder defines a media pathway that includes an input portion and an output portion having an exit roller. The first scanner is positioned along the media pathway upstream from the exit roller. In a first assembled configuration, the assembly is configured to scan both a first side and a second side of the media via the first scanner. In a second assembled configuration, the assembly additionally includes a second scanner positioned along the output portion and interposed between the first scanner and the exit roller. In the second configuration, the assembly is configured to scan the first side of media via the first scanner and to scan the second side of media via the second scanner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Thaddie Natalaray, Kyi Thu Maung, U Kyaw Thu Ra, Tok Wee Hien, Yeo Meng Hui, Lam Siew Hong, Jeoffrey Goh Choon Kiat, Thong Wei Leong, Chiam Ter Wei, Long C. Doan, Jeffrey C. Madsen, Curtis J. Behrend, James C. Albritton-Mcdonald, Keng-Leong Ng
  • Patent number: 7102679
    Abstract: In an image scanner, multiple exposures are used for each scan line, and only part of the pixels for each scan line are used for each exposure. For example, with two exposures, half the pixels may be used for the first exposure, and half for the second exposure. For each exposure, half of the charges are shifted out rapidly and discarded, without waiting for the A/D conversion time. As a result, for each exposure, the time required to empty the charge shift register is greatly reduced, reducing the thermal noise for all pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP.
    Inventors: Kurt Spears, Edward S Beeman, James C Albritton-McDonald
  • Patent number: 7035913
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for obtaining and distributing calendar information from one or more calendar sources, as may be defined by a user, in a manner that allows for easy incorporation of the obtained calendar information into a personal or group calendar database. A collection and distribution unit is provided for obtaining calendar information from a predetermined calendar source. If necessary, the collection and distribution unit may convert the obtained calendar information into a predetermined format. Calendar data is distributed by the collection and distribution unit in accordance with preferences specified by a subscriber record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jerlyn R Culp, K Douglas Gennetten, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Michael L Rudd, Steven L Webb, Brian J. Brown, Steven T. Breidenbach, James C Albritton-McDonald
  • Patent number: 6965511
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for personalizing an electrical device. In one arrangement, the system comprises an electrical device having a plurality of button openings that are adapted to receive buttons that control operation of the electrical device, and a plurality of removable buttons that can be interchangeably disposed within the button openings of the electrical device, the buttons being provided with a variety of discrete features so as to be selectable by a user for provision on the electrical device in an arrangement chosen by the user to personalize the device as desired by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael L Rudd, Jerlyn R Culp, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Brian J. Brown, James C Albritton-McDonald
  • Patent number: 6934915
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to such systems and methods for personalizing an electrical device interface. In one arrangement, personalization involves presenting a variety of different default interface options to the user, the interfaces being configured to control operation of an electrical device, receiving selection of a default interface made by a user, and presenting the selected interface to the user. Several other examples of interface personalization are described in detail in this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael L Rudd, Jerlyn R Culp, James C Albritton-McDonald
  • Patent number: 6912126
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for personalizing an electrical device. In one arrangement, the system comprises an electrical device having a plurality of button openings that are adapted to receive buttons that control operation of the electrical device, and a plurality of removable buttons that can be interchangeably disposed within the button openings of the electrical device, the buttons being provided with a variety of discrete features so as to be selectable by a user for provision on the electrical device in an arrangement chosen by the user to personalize the device as desired by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael L Rudd, Jerlyn R Culp, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Brian J. Brown, James C Albritton-McDonald
  • Publication number: 20040059499
    Abstract: Systems for providing information to a user are provided. In this regard, a representative system includes an identification device. The identification device incorporates a locator and a transmitter. The locator is configured to facilitate determining a location of the identification device so that information corresponding to a user of the identification device and information associated with the location of the identification device can be transmitted via the transmitter to a services system. In response to the information provided by the identification device, the services system can provide information to the user via the first identification device based, at least in part, on the location of the identification device. Image-capturing devices also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventors: Michael L. Rudd, Steven L. Webb, K. Douglas Gennetten, Brian J. Brown, Jerlyn R. Culp, Michelle R. Lehmeier, James C. Albritton-McDonald, Terry H. Hildebrandt
  • Publication number: 20040037028
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for personalizing an electrical device. In one arrangement, the system comprises an electrical device having a plurality of button openings that are adapted to receive buttons that control operation of the electrical device, and a plurality of removable buttons that can be interchangeably disposed within the button openings of the electrical device, the buttons being provided with a variety of discrete features so as to be selectable by a user for provision on the electrical device in an arrangement chosen by the user to personalize the device as desired by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Michael L. Rudd, Jerlyn R. Culp, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Brian J. Brown, James C. Albritton-McDonald
  • Patent number: 6683704
    Abstract: A method of combining the low resolution, higher signal-to-noise information with the high resolution, low signal-to-noise information created by a dual resolution CCD is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kurt Spears, Edward S Beeman, James C Albritton-McDonald
  • Patent number: 6658348
    Abstract: Systems for providing information to a user are provided. In this regard, a representative system includes an identification device. The identification device incorporates a locator and a transmitter. The locator is configured to facilitate determining a location of the identification device so that information corresponding to a user of the identification device and information associated with the location of the identification device can be transmitted via the transmitter to a services system. In response to the information provided by the identification device, the services system can provide information to the user via the first identification device based, at least in part, on the location of the identification device. Image-capturing devices also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael L Rudd, Steven L Webb, K Douglas Gennetten, Brian J. Brown, Jerlyn R Culp, Michelle R Lehmeier, James C. Albritton-McDonald, Terry H. Hildebrandt
  • Publication number: 20030214602
    Abstract: A camera docking system comprises a camera and a docking station. The docking station accepts connections from multiple external devices in addition to the camera itself and a power connection. The docking station has multiple controls that the user can actuate to initiate interactions between the camera and the other devices, each control corresponding to a device. At least some of the interactive functions can be accomplished without a computer attached or active. The docking system may optionally detect what devices are connected and indicates the operability of corresponding controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: Amy E. Battles, James C. Dow, Daniel J. Byrne, James C. Albritton-McDonald, Mark John Bianchi
  • Publication number: 20030067488
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to such systems and methods for personalizing an electrical device interface. In one arrangement, personalization involves presenting a variety of different default interface options to the user, the interfaces being configured to control operation of an electrical device, receiving selection of a default interface made by a user, and presenting the selected interface to the user. Several other examples of interface personalization are described in detail in this disclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Michael L. Rudd, Jerlyn R. Culp, James C. Albritton-McDonald
  • Publication number: 20030069685
    Abstract: Systems for providing information to a user are provided. In this regard, a representative system includes an identification device. The identification device incorporates a locator and a transmitter. The locator is configured to facilitate determining a location of the identification device so that information corresponding to a user of the identification device and information associated with the location of the identification device can be transmitted via the transmitter to a services system. In response to the information provided by the identification device, the services system can provide information to the user via the first identification device based, at least in part, on the location of the identification device. Image-capturing devices also are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Michael L. Rudd, Steven L. Webb, K. Douglas Gennetten, Brian J. Brown, Jerlyn R. Culp, Michelle R. Lehmeier, James C. Albritton-McDonald, Terry H. Hildebrandt
  • Publication number: 20030067738
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for personalizing an electrical device. In one arrangement, the system comprises an electrical device having a plurality of button openings that are adapted to receive buttons that control operation of the electrical device, and a plurality of removable buttons that can be interchangeably disposed within the button openings of the electrical device, the buttons being provided with a variety of discrete features so as to be selectable by a user for provision on the electrical device in an arrangement chosen by the user to personalize the device as desired by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Inventors: Michael L. Rudd, Jerlyn R. Culp, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Brian J. Brown, James C Albritton-McDonald
  • Publication number: 20030065742
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for obtaining and distributing calendar information from one or more calendar sources, as may be defined by a user, in a manner that allows for easy incorporation of the obtained calendar information into a personal or group calendar database. A collection and distribution unit is provided for obtaining calendar information from a predetermined calendar source. If necessary, the collection and distribution unit may convert the obtained calendar information into a predetermined format. Calendar data is distributed by the collection and distribution unit in accordance with preferences specified by a subscriber record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Jerlyn R. Culp, K. Douglas Gennetten, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Michael L. Rudd, Steven L. Webb, Brian J. Brown, Steven T. Breidenbach, James C. Albritton-McDonald
  • Publication number: 20030065677
    Abstract: The present invention provides subscriber unit for obtaining and distributing calendar information from a collection and distribution unit, a specified calendar source or other subscriber unit. Calendar information is imported or otherwise incorporated into a calendar database associated with the subscriber unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Jerlyn R. Culp, K. Douglas Gennetten, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Michael L. Rudd, Steven L. Webb, Brian J. Brown, Steven T. Breidenbach, James C. Albritton-McDonald