Patents by Inventor Jerlyn R. Culp

Jerlyn R. Culp 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: 7917862
    Abstract: A system for improving the performance of a plurality of peripheral devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the invention comprises a first peripheral device associated with a first software component and having a first functionality, and a second peripheral device associated with a second software component and having a second functionality, the second peripheral device being coupled to the first peripheral device, the first and second peripheral devices together performing functionality in addition to the first and second functionalities and having a common user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven T. Breidenbach, Michael L Rudd, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Thomas R Mitchell, K Douglas Gennetten, Brian J. Brown, Jerlyn R Culp
  • Patent number: 7613746
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for managing the size of software files that are to be transmitted. In one arrangement, the system and method pertain to referring to a default transmission setting to determine whether a media file to be created will be too large and adjusting media capture device settings to reduce the size of the media file that will be created where the file exceeds the predetermined size. In another arrangement, the system and method pertain to referring to a default transmission setting to determine whether the stored media file is too large and reducing the size of the stored media file where the file exceeds the predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael L Rudd, Jerlyn R Culp
  • 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: 6999112
    Abstract: A content information manager communicates content information to a digital image capture device. One embodiment comprises a means for storing the content information in a memory, a means for communicating the content information to a digital image capture device, and a means for receiving a request such that the content information is communicated to the digital image capture device when the request is received. Another embodiment comprises a means for communicating a request signal such that the content information manager provides the content information upon receiving the request signal, a means for receiving the content information from the content information manager, and a means for displaying the content information on a display residing on the digital image capture device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark D. Seaman, Gregory A. Brake, Robert D. Thompson, K Douglas Gennetten, Jerlyn R Culp
  • Patent number: 6973453
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for enhancing an image collection. The invention is preferably embodied in computer readable program code. Program code may be provided for receiving image data for at least one user image in the image collection. Program code may also be provided for selecting at least one professional image based on the image data, and for formatting at least one attribute of the professional image based at least in part on the image data for inclusion with the image collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jerlyn R Culp, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Robert E Chalstrom, Steven D. Stoecker
  • 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: 6937747
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system for capturing non-audible information for processing thereof is disclosed. The system comprises an optical capture device that is operable to optically scan an area. The optical capture device is also operable to recognize a triggering identifier associated with a visual object within the area, and the optical capture device is operable to process non-audible information captured thereby from the visual object in response to the optical capture device recognizing the triggering identifier associated with the visual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jerlyn R. Culp, Michelle R. Lehmeier
  • 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: 20040203646
    Abstract: A system and method for providing information to a mobile expert device is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a request for information having a digital component from a user of the mobile expert device regarding a specific topic, routing the request for information to an expert, and transmitting in real-time information relating to the topic to the mobile expert device, the transmitted information based at least in part on the request for information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2002
    Publication date: October 14, 2004
    Inventors: Michael L. Rudd, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Jerlyn R. Culp, Brian J. Brown, Kenneth D. Gennetten, Ken R. Stockton, Margaret M.H. Mulligan
  • Patent number: 6785025
    Abstract: Collage making apparatus for assisting in the production of a collage by duplication apparatus may comprise a layout area contained within the collage making apparatus. The layout area accommodates at least one object that is to be contained in the collage. The collage making apparatus is convertible between a layout mode and a duplication mode. During the layout mode, the layout area is observable by a user so that the user may observe an arrangement of the at least one object within the layout area. During the duplication mode, the layout area is reproducible by the duplication apparatus so that the duplication apparatus produces a copy of the arrangement of the at least one object within the layout area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Julie Dawe, Michael L. Rudd, Jerlyn R. Culp
  • Publication number: 20040080792
    Abstract: Collage making apparatus for assisting in the production of a collage by duplication apparatus may comprise a layout area contained within the collage making apparatus. The layout area accommodates at least one object that is to be contained in the collage. The collage making apparatus is convertible between a layout mode and a duplication mode. During the layout mode, the layout area is observable by a user so that the user may observe an arrangement of the at least one object within the layout area. During the duplication mode, the layout area is reproducible by the duplication apparatus so that the duplication apparatus produces a copy of the arrangement of the at least one object within the layout area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2003
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Inventors: Julie Dawe, Michael L. Rudd, Jerlyn R. Culp
  • 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: 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: 20030081126
    Abstract: A content information manager communicates content information to a digital image capture device. One embodiment comprises a means for storing the content information in a memory, a means for communicating the content information to a digital image capture device, and a means for receiving a request such that the content information is communicated to the digital image capture device when the request is received. Another embodiment comprises a means for communicating a request signal such that the content information manager provides the content information upon receiving the request signal, a means for receiving the content information from the content information manager, and a means for displaying the content information on a display residing on the digital image capture device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Mark D. Seaman, Gregory A. Brake, Robert D. Thompson, K. Douglas Gennetten, Jerlyn R. Culp
  • Publication number: 20030084085
    Abstract: A system for improving the performance of a plurality of peripheral devices is disclosed. In one embodiment, the invention comprises a first peripheral device associated with a first software component and having a first functionality, and a second peripheral device associated with a second software component and having a second functionality, the second peripheral device being coupled to the first peripheral device, the first and second peripheral devices together performing functionality in addition to the first and second functionalities and having a common user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventors: Steven T. Breidenbach, Michael L. Rudd, Michelle R. Lehmeier, Thomas R. Mitchell, K. Douglas Gennetten, Brian J. Brown, Jerlyn R. Culp
  • 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: 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