Patents by Inventor John E. Youens

John E. Youens 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: 7593219
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a display support system and method. In one embodiment, the display support system and method comprises a base configured to be placed underneath a computer, a neck projecting from the base, a top bracket extending from the neck, and a display connector disposed along the top bracket, the display connector configured to couple with a display feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Quijano, Randall W. Martin, John E. Youens, Cynthia J. Purvis
  • Publication number: 20080266486
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a display support system and method. In one embodiment, the display support system and method comprises a base configured to be placed underneath a computer, a neck projecting from the base, a top bracket extending from the neck, and a display connector disposed along the top bracket, the display connector configured to couple with a display feature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: David Quijano, Randall W. Martin, John E. Youens, Cynthia J. Purvis
  • Patent number: 6873521
    Abstract: A multi-sectional computing device configurable for a plurality of computing worlds, including portable and desktop computing worlds. The technique includes a space saving and configuration technique utilizing multiple joints disposed between multiple sections to facilitate rotational orientation of the sections to adjust for space limitations and other characteristics of a desired environment or computing world. The multiple sections include a display assembly and a housing assembly for computing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Christian C. Landry, Michael J. Scully, John E. Youens
  • Patent number: 6654234
    Abstract: A multi-functional computing device that is configurable for a plurality of applications. The technique includes a space saving and configuration technique utilizing multiple joints disposed between multiple sections to facilitate rotational orientation of the sections to adapt to space limitations and other characteristics of a desired environment or application. The multiple sections include a display assembly and a housing assembly for computing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Christian C. Landry, Michael J. Scully, John E. Youens
  • Patent number: 6628506
    Abstract: A multi-functional computing device that is configurable for a plurality of applications. The technique includes a space saving and configuration technique utilizing multiple joints disposed between multiple sections to facilitate rotational orientation of the sections to adapt to space limitations and other characteristics of a desired environment or application. The multiple sections include a display assembly and a housing assembly for computing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Christian C. Landry, Michael J. Scully, John E. Youens
  • Patent number: 6583985
    Abstract: A portable computer docking station housing is provided on its bottom side with a support foot structure which is pivotable relative to the housing to prop it up on a horizontal work station surface in a selectively variable one of a series of different front-to-rear tilt angles thereon. This permits the opened display screen of a docked portable computer disposed on the top side of the docking station housing to be selectively adjusted upwardly and downwardly in a vertical plane to accommodate the height and viewing preferences of a user of the docked computer. A specially designed spring-loaded, manually operable clutch mechanism is useable to releasably lock the support foot in its selected pivotal orientation relative to the housing. Various peripheral device connection ports are conveniently incorporated in the support foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company
    Inventors: Minh H. Nguyen, John E. Youens
  • Publication number: 20030021083
    Abstract: A multi-sectional computing device configurable for a plurality of computing worlds, including portable and desktop computing worlds. The technique includes a space saving and configuration technique utilizing multiple joints disposed between multiple sections to facilitate rotational orientation of the sections to adjust for space limitations and other characteristics of a desired environment or computing world. The multiple sections include a display assembly and a housing assembly for computing components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Christian C. Landry, Michael J. Scully, John E. Youens
  • Publication number: 20030021086
    Abstract: A multi-functional computing device that is configurable for a plurality of applications. The technique includes a space saving and configuration technique utilizing multiple joints disposed between multiple sections to facilitate rotational orientation of the sections to adapt to space limitations and other characteristics of a desired environment or application. The multiple sections include a display assembly and a housing assembly for computing components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Christian C. Landry, Michael J. Scully, John E. Youens
  • Publication number: 20030021085
    Abstract: A multi-functional computing device that is configurable for a plurality of applications. The technique includes a space saving and configuration technique utilizing multiple joints disposed between multiple sections to facilitate rotational orientation of the sections to adapt to space limitations and other characteristics of a desired environment or application. The multiple sections include a display assembly and a housing assembly for computing components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Christian C. Landry, Michael J. Scully, John E. Youens
  • Patent number: 6480376
    Abstract: A portable computer docking station housing is provided on its bottom side with a support foot structure which is pivotable relative to the housing to prop it up on a horizontal work station surface in a selectively variable one of a series of different front-to-rear tilt angles thereon. This permits the opened display screen of a docked portable computer disposed on the top side of the docking station housing to be selectively adjusted upwardly and downwardly in a vertical plane to accommodate the height and viewing preferences of a user of the docked computer. A specially designed spring-loaded, manually operable clutch mechanism is useable to releasably lock the support foot in its selected pivotal orientation relative to the housing. Various peripheral device connection ports are conveniently incorporated in the support foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Minh H. Nguyen, John E. Youens
  • Patent number: 6480373
    Abstract: A multi-functional computing device that is configurable for a plurality of applications. The technique includes a space saving and configuration technique utilizing multiple joints disposed between multiple sections to facilitate rotational orientation of the sections to adapt to space limitations and other characteristics of a desired environment or application. The multiple sections include a display assembly and a housing assembly for computing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2002
    Assignee: Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P.
    Inventors: Christian C. Landry, Michael J. Scully, John E. Youens
  • Publication number: 20020159231
    Abstract: A portable computer docking station housing is provided on its bottom side with a support foot structure which is pivotable relative to the housing to prop it up on a horizontal work station surface in a selectively variable one of a series of different front-to-rear tilt angles thereon. This permits the opened display screen of a docked portable computer disposed on the top side of the docking station housing to be selectively adjusted upwardly and downwardly in a vertical plane to accommodate the height and viewing preferences of a user of the docked computer. A specially designed spring-loaded, manually operable clutch mechanism is useable to releasably lock the support foot in its selected pivotal orientation relative to the housing. Various peripheral device connection ports are conveniently incorporated in the support foot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Publication date: October 31, 2002
    Inventors: Minh H. Nguyen, John E. Youens
  • Patent number: 6280212
    Abstract: A docking station for a portable computer has a top side from which peripheral rib structures upwardly project and form a receiving and holding area into which the computer may be lowered in preparation for docking. The receiving and holding area complementarily receives the computer, with the rib structures preventing the computer from shifting parallel to the top docking station side. A lever structure is then manually pivoted to responsively move a docking station electrical connector relative to the stationary computer into a releasably mated relationship with a corresponding connector on the computer to complete the docking process. The rotation of the docking lever also interlocks a security latch member with the computer to block its upward removal from the docking station. A Kensington lock may be used to hold the lever in its docking orientation, and thus keep the security latch interlocked with the docked computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Minh H. Nguyen, John E. Youens
  • Patent number: 6208508
    Abstract: A space-saving docking station is usable to support a notebook computer docked thereto in a generally vertical, hinge-side up opened orientation on a desktop area with the computer lid display screen exposed and facing the computer user. The docking station includes a generally wedge-shaped expansion base to a front side of which the computer base housing may be electrically coupled to connect to notebook computer to desktop peripheral devices such as a keyboard and mouse, and a stand structure for supporting the expansion base, and thus the docked computer, in the space-saving vertical orientation in which the exposed notebook computer display screen is elevated relative to the desktop area and may be utilized in conjunction with the desktop keyboard and mouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2001
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Mark H. Ruch, Philip J. Blagg, John E. Youens
  • Patent number: 6058089
    Abstract: An external peripheral device connects through a flexible cable to an electrical connector which connects to a computer system. The flexible cable wraps around a cable wrap member that protrudes out of the peripheral device's housing, and the electrical connector snaps into a connector holder built into the peripheral device's housing. The cable wrap member and the connector holder permit the secure storage of the flexible cable and electrical connector during non-use or transportation of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: John E. Youens, Ryuichi Negishi, Toru Okada, Hitoshi Kurihara
  • Patent number: 5959833
    Abstract: The front side edge of the display lid portion of a notebook computer has a relatively shallow reverse draft angle of approximately five to fifteen degrees thereon and, with the display lid in its downwardly pivoted closed position on the computer's base housing, is rearwardly offset from the front side of the base housing in a manner exposing a relatively narrow front top side surface portion of the base housing. Because of the slight undercut in its front side edge resulting from the reverse draft thereon, the grasping of the front side edge, to upwardly pivot the display lid from its closed position to its open use orientation, is made appreciably easier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Youens
  • Patent number: 5838541
    Abstract: A base cabinet system is provided for a laptop computer, on which the laptop can be placed for expanded home-based use. A reinforced removable cover arches over the top of the base cabinet so that the laptop can be slid into position on top of the base cabinet and beneath the cover, and the monitor rested on the top of the cover; when one wishes to use the laptop display, the monitor and cover are easily removed to permit tilt-up of the laptop display. Special retaining means are provided to assure that the cover seats itself and remains in its proper installed position, and special guides are provided to assure that when the laptop is slid into position the connector on its rear side will mate properly with the corresponding connector on the base cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1998
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventors: Teodros Mesfin, Jon Kolas, John E. Youens
  • Patent number: 5793355
    Abstract: A notebook computer is provided with first and second different types of pointing device modules, representatively a pointing stick module and a touchpad module, that may be releasably and interchangeably installed on its base housing portion. Each module, when installed on the base housing, is automatically coupled to cursor control circuitry within the computer. Representatively, a convenient snap-in attachment structure is used to releasably connect each module to the computer base housing, and a removable computer component underlies and assists in supporting the removably installed pointing device module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Compaq Computer Corporation
    Inventor: John E. Youens
  • Patent number: D691993
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul L. Drew, John E. Youens
  • Patent number: D693336
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: John E. Youens, Paul L. Drew