Patents by Inventor Peter D. Hunt

Peter D. Hunt 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: 8907986
    Abstract: The present technique provides a system and method for automatically switching a computer system between multiple display profiles in response to a system event, such as a hardware event. The present technique detects the system event, identifies the hardware configuration of the computer system, and automatically reconfigures the computer system to accommodate the hardware configuration in real-time. The system event may be a physical rotation of a display between landscape and portrait orientations or between viewing and writing orientations. The system event also may be a physical docking or undocking of a first computing device with a second device in a variety of mounting positions. Any suitable sensor, switch, or hardware/software detection mechanism may be used for the foregoing event detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Lan Wang, Pablo J. Salazar, Mark E. Baerenstecher, Vali Ali
  • Patent number: 8719301
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide rapid access to information stored on a personal computing device even though the personal computing device is powered off or otherwise in a low-power consumption state such as a sleep state or hibernation state. An software component gathers user data in a location such as a non-volatile memory associated with a host computer. A browser component accesses the stored data and makes it available to the user when the host computer is powered down or otherwise in a state of low power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Pablo Salazar, Valiuddin Ali
  • Patent number: 7952569
    Abstract: The present technique provides a system and method for automatically switching a computer system between multiple display profiles in response to a system event, such as a hardware event. The present technique detects the system event, identifies the hardware configuration of the computer system, and automatically reconfigures the computer system to accommodate the hardware configuration in real-time. The system event may be a physical rotation of a display between landscape and portrait orientations or between viewing and writing orientations. The system event also may be a physical docking or undocking of a first computing device with a second device in a variety of mounting positions. Any suitable sensor, switch, or hardware/software detection mechanism may be used for the foregoing event detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Lan Wang, Pablo J. Salazar, Mark E. Baerenstecher, Vali Ali
  • Publication number: 20110087643
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide rapid access to information stored on a personal computing device even though the personal computing device is powered off or otherwise in a low-power consumption state such as a sleep state or hibernation state. An software component gathers user data in a location such as a non-volatile memory associated with a host computer. A browser component accesses the stored data and makes it available to the user when the host computer is powered down or otherwise in a state of low power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Pablo Salazar, Valiuddin Ali
  • Patent number: 7882162
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide rapid access to information stored on a personal computing device even though the personal computing device is powered off or otherwise in a low-power consumption state such as a sleep state or hibernation state. An software component gathers user data in a location such as a non-volatile memory associated with a host computer. A browser component accesses the stored data and makes it available to the user when the host computer is powered down or otherwise in a state of low power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Pablo Salazar, Valiuddin Ali
  • Publication number: 20090187677
    Abstract: The present technique provides a system and method for automatically switching a computer system between multiple display profiles in response to a system event, such as a hardware event. The present technique detects the system event, identifies the hardware configuration of the computer system, and automatically reconfigures the computer system to accommodate the hardware configuration in real-time. The system event may be a physical rotation of a display between landscape and portrait orientations or between viewing and writing orientations. The system event also may be a physical docking or undocking of a first computing device with a second device in a variety of mounting positions. Any suitable sensor, switch, or hardware/software detection mechanism may be used for the foregoing event detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Lan Wang, Pablo J. Salazar, Mark E. Baerenstecher, Vali Ali
  • Patent number: 7209124
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a multiple-position docking station for a tablet personal computing device. A different mode of operation of the tablet personal computing device is supported by different positions of the docking station. A first mode of operation may be supported when the tablet personal computing device is positioned to extend in a more or less perpendicular direction from a work surface. A second mode of operation may be supported when the tablet personal computing device is positioned so that it extends in a more or less parallel direction with respect to a work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Pablo Salazar, Mark Baerenstecher
  • Publication number: 20040039862
    Abstract: The present technique provides a system and method for automatically switching a computer system between multiple display profiles in response to a system event, such as a hardware event. The present technique detects the system event, identifies the hardware configuration of the computer system, and automatically reconfigures the computer system to accommodate the hardware configuration in real-time. The system event may be a physical rotation of a display between landscape and portrait orientations or between viewing and writing orientations. The system event also may be a physical docking or undocking of a first computing device with a second device in a variety of mounting positions. Any suitable sensor, switch, or hardware/software detection mechanism may be used for the foregoing event detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: February 26, 2004
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Lan Wang, Pablo J. Salazar, Mark E. Baerenstecher
  • Publication number: 20040027337
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a multiple-position docking station for a tablet personal computing device. A different mode of operation of the tablet personal computing device is supported by different positions of the docking station. A first mode of operation may be supported when the tablet personal computing device is positioned to extend in a more or less perpendicular direction from a work surface. A second mode of operation may be supported when the tablet personal computing device is positioned so that it extends in a more or less parallel direction with respect to a work surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Pablo Salazar, Mark Baerenstecher
  • Publication number: 20040030878
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide rapid access to information stored on a personal computing device even though the personal computing device is powered off or otherwise in a low-power consumption state such as a sleep state or hibernation state. An software component gathers user data in a location such as a non-volatile memory associated with a host computer. A browser component accesses the stored data and makes it available to the user when the host computer is powered down or otherwise in a state of low power consumption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Publication date: February 12, 2004
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Pablo Salazar, Valiuddin Ali
  • Patent number: 5418953
    Abstract: A method is employed for pre-assignment and pre-scheduling of tasks that enables allocation across multiple physical processors arranged in a variety of architectures. The method comprises the steps of: constructing a DFG of tasks to be performed to provide a solution for a problem; determining cost values for each task and the overall problem, such cost values taking into account a target multiprocessor architecture and factors such as elapsed task execution times. The method pre-assigns the tasks to logical processors and assures that inter-dependent tasks are executable by logical processors that are within required communications delay criteria of each other. The assigning action attempts to arrive at a minimal cost value for all tasks comprising the problem. The pre-assigned tasks are then pre-scheduled based upon a performance criteria and are converted to machine code. The machine code is then deployed to physical processors in the target multi-processor architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 23, 1995
    Assignee: Loral/Rohm Mil-Spec Corp.
    Inventors: Peter D. Hunt, Jon K. Elliott, Richard J. Tobias, Alan J. Herring, Craig R. Morgan, John A. Hiller