Patents by Inventor Lee Macklin

Lee Macklin 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: 8036983
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system for and a method of a disbursement system which includes an input module configured to receive a disbursement request and an authorization module configured to apply predetermined rules to the disbursement request. Also included in the present invention is an accounting module configured to track available funds from which particular disbursements are to be made and an output module configured to process approved disbursement requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Macklin, Kay Burrows, Daryl Schroeder
  • Patent number: 7185292
    Abstract: A screen controller for providing the display of images on a computer display in a programmatic manner, the images in one example originating from web sites of the Internet providing real time images from web cameras. In one embodiment, a method for displaying images on a display provides a user with one or more web sites to select, each web site having an image therein. The user's selection of the one or more web sites are stored, and the user is provided with a control to specify a time range during which each image of each web site is to be accessed. During the time range specified, the web site is accessed to obtain the image, and the image is displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Maria Pinsky, Jessica Kraemer, Lee Macklin
  • Patent number: 7027973
    Abstract: A method for converting text characters from a Standard Generalized Markup Language file into another specified language using a CONVERSTR variable, a HTMLCODE variable and a VAL variable, wherein each character represents a tag or text, and each tag has a start and an end, which includes the steps of (a) reading a character from the file, (b) determining whether the read character is the start of a tag, (c) adding the read character to the CONVERTSTR variable when the read character is not the start of a tag, (d) repeating steps (a), (b) and (c) for a next character until a read character is the start of a tag, (e) converting the CONVERTSTR variable into the specified language, and (f) adding the converted CONVERTSTR variable to the HTMLCODE variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Lee Macklin
  • Patent number: 6788528
    Abstract: A docking station and holder for use with a portable computer, and in particular, an HP Jornada™ portable computer. The docking station has a contour that is designed to receive the HP Jornada portable computer. The docking station connects to a center console of a vehicle. The docking station has a cradle that holds the portable computer in place while driving. The docking station has a cigarette lighter adapter for power and a cable that connects it to a stereo system of the vehicle to provide for audio (MP3) playback of music like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ryan S. Enners, Lee Macklin
  • Publication number: 20040093314
    Abstract: A method for receiving articles in which a deposited article is maintained in a quarantine holding area and an element of identity indicia is received from an individual depositing the article. A tracking number is associated with the deposited article and the received identity indicia. A record of the tracking number and the associated identity indicia are maintained for a suitable archival interval. The method may be accomplished at a suitably configured device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Lee MacKlin
  • Patent number: 6732919
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system and method for facilitating financial transactions including a device configured to interface with a multi-use card, using information from a multi-use card to access a database that includes account information for accounts at multiple financial institutions, presenting the associated account information to a user, accepting a selection from the user of a selected account and posting the charges onto the selected account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Macklin, Maria Pinsky, Jessica Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20040032434
    Abstract: A screen controller for providing the display of images on a computer display in a programmatic manner, the images in one example originating from web sites of the Internet providing real time images from web cameras. In one embodiment, a method for displaying images on a display provides a user with one or more web sites to select, each web site having an image therein. The user's selection of the one or more web sites are stored, and the user is provided with a control to specify a time range during which each image of each web site is to be accessed. During the time range specified, the web site is accessed to obtain the image, and the image is displayed on the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventors: Maria Pinsky, Jessica Kraemer, Lee Macklin
  • Patent number: 6658079
    Abstract: An electronic pedometer to accurately measure stride length of a walker includes a processing unit with an ultrasonic sound wave receiver attached to one foot and an ultrasonic sound wave generator attached to the other foot. Pressure sensitive switches close when each foot makes a step, providing signals to the processing unit to record the number of strides. The processing unit computes stride length by calculating distances using the ultrasonic sound waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lee Macklin, Jessica Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20030155416
    Abstract: The present invention includes a system and method for facilitating financial transactions including a device configured to interface with a token, using information from said token to access a database that includes account information for accounts at multiple financial institutions, presenting the associated account information to a user, accepting a selection from the user of a selected account and posting the charges onto the selected account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventors: Lee Macklin, Maria Pinsky, Jessica Kraemer
  • Publication number: 20030140001
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system for and a method of a disbursement system which includes an input module configured to receive a disbursement request and an authorization module configured to apply predetermined rules to the disbursement request. Also included in the present invention is an accounting module configured to track available funds from which particular disbursements are to be made and an output module configured to process approved disbursement requests.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventors: Lee Macklin, Kay Burrows, Daryl Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20030128504
    Abstract: A docking station and holder for use with a portable computer, and in particular, an HP Jornada™ portable computer. The docking station has a contour that is designed to receive the HP Jornada portable computer. The docking station connects to a center console of a vehicle. The docking station has a cradle that holds the portable computer in place while driving. The docking station has a cigarette lighter adapter for power and a cable that connects it to a stereo system of the vehicle to provide for audio (MP3) playback of music like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2002
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Inventors: Ryan S. Enners, Lee Macklin
  • Publication number: 20030120567
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a system for, a method of, and a software routine for providing real or near-real time monetary conversions. The present invention includes a program interface to an application program from which a first and second monetary unit is obtained as well as a monetary amount in the first monetary unit. A communications interface uses the received information to obtain an up-to-date conversion factor and a calculation module converts the monetary amount in the first monetary unit to a monetary amount in the second monetary unit. This monetary amount in the second monetary unit is the supplied to the requesting application program.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventor: Lee Macklin
  • Publication number: 20030091069
    Abstract: A system for presenting separate audio and/or video signals to multiple occupants or groupings of occupants in an automobile is provided. The system includes an input mixer which is utilized to receive signals from a plurality of sources. The signals may include audio, video, graphical, textual, GPS and other signals. The sources may include cassette tape decks, compact disc drives, digital versatile disc players, radio frequency broadcasts, satellite signals and wireless communications signals. The system also includes a multi-channel receiver and amplifier which simultaneously receives and amplifies a plurality of signals. An output mixer also provides specificity as to the output ports upon which a given received and amplified channel is provided to an output device. Output devices include speakers, headphones, and video displays. In an alternative embodiment, a transmitter is provided for transmitting output signals over radio frequencies to wireless headphones and similar devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2001
    Publication date: May 15, 2003
    Inventors: Jessica Kraemer, Maria Pinsky, Lee Macklin
  • Publication number: 20030083889
    Abstract: A system providing hotel or other accommodation guest services on-line in a guest room. The system includes one or more guest client devices located in the guest room and connected to a server. One or more service client devices also connected with the server are located throughout the hotel in the various service areas of the hotel and elsewhere. The various on-line services provided by the system, such as the ability to order room service, schedule wake-up calls, request house keeping, access on-line gambling, and others, are displayed on the guest client device. When a guest requests one of the on-line guest services, the request is displayed on the appropriate service client device associated with the request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Lee Macklin
  • Publication number: 20030065504
    Abstract: A system and process for providing instant translations of verbal communications is provided. The present invention provides mobile translation capabilities to any Person at any location. In one embodiment, the system utilizes a first device and a second device, each device being utilized by a Person to communicate and receive translated verbal communications. Each device includes an input device for receiving a verbal communication, a database containing software and algorithms utilized to translate the verbal communication from a first language into a second language, a processor for implementing the software, an output device for presenting a translated verbal communication to a Person and a communications link for transmitting verbal communications from one Person's device to a second Person's device for translation and presentation to the other Person. Additional embodiments are provided in which a single processor device is connected to a remote receiving device or a second output device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2001
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: Jessica Kraemer, Lee Macklin
  • Publication number: 20030014237
    Abstract: A method for converting text characters from a Standard Generalized Markup Language file into another specified language using a CONVERSTR variable, a HTMLCODE variable and a VAL variable, wherein each character represents a tag or text, and each tag has a start and an end, which includes the steps of (a) reading a character from the file, (b) determining whether the read character is the start of a tag, (c) adding the read character to the CONVERTSTR variable when the read character is not the start of a tag, (d) repeating steps (a), (b) and (c) for a next character until a read character is the start of a tag, (e) converting the CONVERTSTR variable into the specified language, and (f) adding the converted CONVERTSTR variable to the HTMLCODE variable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2001
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventor: Lee Macklin