Patents by Inventor Lawrence E. Knepper

Lawrence E. Knepper 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: 10635148
    Abstract: An information handling system data port system includes plural data ports that support communication of data and power transfer with external devices, such as peripherals. A power transfer manager selectively establishes direct power transfer between data ports in support of power transfer between external devices, such as one external device acting as a power source and another external device acting as a power sink. The power transfer manager establishes direct power transfer with switches that bypass the information handling system power subsystem to provide improved power transfer efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Pelissier, Merle J. Wood, III, Lawrence E. Knepper, Karunakar P. Reddy
  • Publication number: 20190278323
    Abstract: A dual display housing information handling system and method comprising a first display screen side having a first portion or first display panel of a display screen, a second display screen side, hinged to the first display screen side, having a second portion or a second display panel of the display screen, and a second display screen side RGB detector to activate and the first display to test flash and a first display screen side RGB detector to activate and the second display to test flash and.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Applicant: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Publication number: 20190221193
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, a graphics processing unit may receive data from one or more sensors of a head mounted display; may determine one or more of a translation, a rotation, and an acceleration from the data from the one or more sensors of the head mounted display; may modify a geometry of a scene for a next image frame based at least on the one or more of the translation, the rotation, and the acceleration; and may provide the next image frame to a display of the head mounted device. In one or more embodiments, the graphics processing unit may include a first set of cores that may execute an application that modifies the geometry of the scene for the next image frame and may include a second set of cores that may execute other instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Publication date: July 18, 2019
    Inventor: Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Patent number: 10345953
    Abstract: An information handling system including a display device in a first display device housing operable to detect a touch device hovering above the display device and operable to receive touch inputs and a processor to determine a set default sense state for the display device based on orientation, operating application, or usage mode of the information handling system where the display device detects a first gesture and the processor to determine if the first gesture is consistent with the set default sense state for the orientation, operating application, or usage mode of the information handling system and if so to process the first gesture with the default sense state and the processor to set an alternative sense state if the first gesture is not consistent with the set default sense state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Knepper, Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Roman Joel Pacheco
  • Patent number: 10345902
    Abstract: A method of routing the display of secure content to a head mounted display device via a host information handling system may comprise receiving, via a processor, a request to initiate a new user session from a user, measuring, via a brain wave detection controller, a brain wave pattern signal across a plurality of brain wave detection sensors mounted with a head mounted display device, if the brain wave pattern signal is identified as a brain wave pattern, prompting the user for valid user credentials, receiving, via the processor, user credentials from the user, and if the user credentials match credential records stored in a memory associated with an authenticated user, granting the user access to the head mounted display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Yagiz C. Yildiz, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Publication number: 20190207408
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for multi-coil wireless power transfer. The system includes a first transmitting coil disposed within a lower portion of a wireless charger, and a second transmitting coil disposed within a side portion of the wireless charger. The system further includes a communications module configured to receive a signal from an information handling system. The information handling system includes a receiving coil. The system additionally includes a transmit module configured to determine an orientation of the receiving coil, and provide a first current to the first transmitting coil and a second current to the second transmitting coil based on the orientation of the receiving coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventor: Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Patent number: 10320222
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for multi-coil wireless power transfer. The system includes a first transmitting coil disposed within a lower portion of a wireless charger, and a second transmitting coil disposed within a side portion of the wireless charger. The system further includes a communications module configured to receive a signal from an information handling system. The information handling system includes a receiving coil. The system additionally includes a transmit module configured to determine an orientation of the receiving coil, and provide a first current to the first transmitting coil and a second current to the second transmitting coil based on the orientation of the receiving coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Publication number: 20190044742
    Abstract: A portable information handling system selectively accepts power transferred from an external device through a port, such as USB Type C port, with one of a first or second power configuration. The first power configuration accepts power regulated by a charger of an external device and routed directly to a system bus and battery of the portable information handling system. The second power configuration accepts power regulated by an internal charger of the portable information handling system, such as a narrow voltage direct current charger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Pelissier, Kevin M. Turchin, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Patent number: 10140478
    Abstract: An information handling system processing component is selectively disabled by inflation of a bladder with a microfluidic reservoir in response to a predetermined condition, such as detection of malicious code or unauthorized access to information stored on the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Stefan Peana, Munif M. Farhan, Mark A. Schwager, David M. Meyers, Brian Hargrove Leonard, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Patent number: 10142117
    Abstract: A portable information handling system selectively accepts power transferred from an external device through a port, such as USB TYPE C™ port, with one of a first or second power configuration. The first power configuration accepts power regulated by a charger of an external device and routed directly to a system bus and battery of the portable information handling system. The second power configuration accepts power regulated by an internal charger of the portable information handling system, such as a narrow voltage direct current charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Gerald R. Pelissier, Kevin M. Turchin, III, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Patent number: 10102135
    Abstract: Host memory buffer is dynamically adjusted based on performance. As memory pages are accessed, one or more counts of the memory pages are maintained. If the counts indicate some of the memory pages are identical, then a portion of host system memory allocated to buffer cache may be reduced or decremented in response to repetitive access. However, if the counts indicate different memory pages are accessed, then the host system memory allocated to the buffer cache may be increased or incremented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Lee B. Zaretsky, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Patent number: 10101772
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a flexible display screen, first and second display platforms, and a coating. The flexible display screen includes first and second surfaces, and has a first hardness level. The flexible display screen movably mounted to the first and second display platforms along the first surface. The coating is in physical communication with the second surface of the flexible display screen and includes a first region having a second hardness level greater than the first hardness level of the flexible display screen; and a second region having a third hardness level, the third hardness level being greater than the second harness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, John Trevor Morrison, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Patent number: 10042601
    Abstract: In some implementations a computing device may comprise at least a first display device and a second display device. The computing device may receive a selection to display protected content. The computing device may determine a display mode associated with the first display device and the second display device. The computing device may determine an orientation (e.g., landscape or portrait) and modify (e.g., by rotating) the content based on the orientation to create modified content. The computing device may determine a routing of the modified content and route the modified content to at least one of the first display device or the second display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Knepper, Jace W. Files, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 10031555
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a flexible display screen, first and second display platforms, and a plurality of micro-beads. The flexible display screen is movably mounted to the first and second display platforms. The plurality of micro-beads is coated on the flexible display screen, and the plurality of micro-beads comprises a protective layer of increase hardness relative to the flexible display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Knepper, Deeder M. Aurongzeb, John Trevor Morrison, Patrick Hampton
  • Patent number: 10013031
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system may include a first member, a second member hingedly coupled to the first member via a hinge, and a camera mechanically interfaced with the hinge such that as the first member is rotated relative to the second member about the hinge, the camera rotates as a function of the rotation of the first member relative to the second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Knepper, David M. Meyers
  • Patent number: 9964993
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a primary integrated display platform and a secondary integrated display platform attached via a hinge, and including a passive cooling system, a dynamic thermal management system, and a processor. The information handling system further includes an application window locator system for determining a location of a software application display window running on the information handling system on the primary integrated display platform or the secondary integrated display platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Travis C. North, Charles D. Hood, III, Lawrence E. Knepper, Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Jorge A. Abullarade
  • Publication number: 20180113666
    Abstract: In some implementations a computing device may comprise at least a first display device and a second display device. The computing device may receive a selection to display protected content. The computing device may determine a display mode associated with the first display device and the second display device. The computing device may determine an orientation (e.g., landscape or portrait) and modify (e.g., by rotating) the content based on the orientation to create modified content. The computing device may determine a routing of the modified content and route the modified content to at least one of the first display device or the second display device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Knepper, Jace W. Files, Gerald R. Pelissier
  • Patent number: 9939861
    Abstract: A portable information handling system having a cooling airflow vent located in its bottom surface extends and retracts feet at the bottom surface to aid airflow when the portable information handling system is rested on support surface to impede airflow through the vent. In one embodiment, a microfluidic reservoir communicates pressurized fluid to the plural feet to extend the plural feet if a predetermined thermal condition is detected in the portable information handling system, such as a predetermined temperature, a cooling fan that initiates operation or an impedance to airflow through the vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lawrence E. Knepper, Gerald R. Pelissier, Deeder M. Aurongzeb, David M. Meyers, Brian Hargrove Leonard, Mark A. Schwager, Travis C. North
  • Publication number: 20180095504
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, a system may include a first member, a second member hingedly coupled to the first member via a hinge, and a camera mechanically interfaced with the hinge such that as the first member is rotated relative to the second member about the hinge, the camera rotates as a function of the rotation of the first member relative to the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Lawrence E. KNEPPER, David M. MEYERS
  • Patent number: 9894439
    Abstract: A computing device includes a first housing and a second housing attached by a hinge. The first housing includes a first microphone and the second housing includes a second microphone. After determining that an angle between the first and second housing has changed to a current angle, the computing device may determine a distance between the first microphone and the second microphone based on the current angle. A first audio signal from the first microphone and a second audio signal from the second microphone may each be modified (e.g., using a beamforming algorithm) to create first and second modified audio signals. The first and second modified audio signals may include less noise than the first and second audio signals. The first and second modified audio signals may be sent to an output jack or to an audio application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Peeler, Lawrence E. Knepper, William D. Todd Nix