Patents by Inventor Robert C. Brooks

Robert C. Brooks 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: 11032709
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a conference call host. Examples include to establishing, by a first computing system, a first secure connection to a second computing system via a wireless network in response to receiving a secure connection request from the second computing system; the first computing system and the second computing system are in physical proximity to each other. Examples include to provide an operating system session to the second computing system through the secure connection while the first computing system and the second computing system remain in physical proximity to each other; the operating system is stored on and executable by the first computing system. Examples include to provide a connection to a conferencing platform to the second computing system via the first secure connection, the conference call at least among the first computing system, the second computing system, and a remote user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kent E Biggs, Yolanda Maria Rivas, Robert C Brooks, Richard E Hodges, Harold S Merkel, James M Mann, Lorri L Jefferson, Derek Labron Everett, Thomas Bonola
  • Publication number: 20210152929
    Abstract: In some examples, a system for angle modification of audio output devices includes a receiver engine to receive an input to modify an angle of the audio output device relative to an axis of a computing device that includes the audio output device, and a modify engine to modify the angle of the audio output device relative to the axis of the computing device based on the input via an electric motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Roberto Lalinde, Chi So, Ben A. Knight, Robert C. Brooks, Stanely Wang
  • Patent number: 10996729
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to balancing a power load among USB ports. For example, an apparatus according to the present disclosure, may include a plurality of USB ports, and an embedded controller coupled to the plurality of USB ports. The embedded controller may determine that a first device is coupled to a USB port of the plurality of USB ports, and determine a power draw of the first device relative to a type of the USB port. The embedded controller may balance a power load among a remainder of the plurality of USB ports based on the power draw of the first device relative to the type of the USB port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark A Piwonka, Michael R Durham, Nam H Nguyen, Robert C Brooks, Chi So
  • Patent number: 10976792
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, a power management device is described. The power monitoring device includes an input line to receive input power information from a power supply device. The input power information is indicative of a level of input power from the power supply device. A controller of the power monitoring device determines a scaling amount of the input power information based on a power rating of the power supply device. A programmable scaling device scales the input power information based on the scaling amount to generate output information and an output line passes the output information to a set of recipient devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert C. Brooks, Michael R. Durham, Christopher Woodbury
  • Patent number: 10978920
    Abstract: A technique includes sensing a wireless charging station that includes a wireless charging transmitter and determining a status for the machine based at least in part on the sensing of the wireless charging station. The technique also includes assisting with a process to wirelessly transfer power to the machine, where assisting includes causing the machine to provide guidance to the user based at least in part on the determined status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert C Brooks, Robin T Castell, Monji G Jabori, Harold Merkel, Lee Atkinson, Charles J Stancil
  • Publication number: 20210105146
    Abstract: A conferencing system may include a data input port and an ingest system to receive signals through the data input port from a separate conference data source. The ingest system may include a notification subsystem to: identify an error state with respect to the signals received through the data input port; and output a human interface device (HID) notification to a conferencing application, wherein the HID notification includes the identified error state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert C. Brooks, Daniel J. Braden, Chi So
  • Publication number: 20210103539
    Abstract: A circuit includes a port manager to monitor requested port power from each of a plurality of universal serial bus (USB) ports. The port manager sets a separate port variable for each of the USB ports that indicates a priority in which each of the USB ports have requested port power. A controller monitors the separate port variables from the port manager for each of the USB ports. The controller delegates power to the USB ports based on the priority assigned by the port manager.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Publication date: April 8, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Woodbury, Xianglong Du, Robert C. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20210027208
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide the ability to determine the availability of a conference room. In on example, a computing device may determine whether there is a user present in a conference room, determine scheduling of the conference room, and illustrate, on a display outside the conference room, availability of the conference room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Alexander Wayne Clark, Kent E. Biggs, Robert C. Brooks
  • Patent number: 10879901
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to dual rail circuitry using FET pairs. For example, a circuit according to the present disclosure may include a first field-effect transistor (FET) pair coupled to a dual rail circuitry, a second FET pair coupled to the dual rail circuitry, and a controller coupled to the first FET pair and the second FET pair. The controller may switch a power supply to the dual rail circuitry using the first FET pair and the second FET pair. The dual rail circuitry may provide a power supply to a computing device from a first power supply coupled to the first FET pair or a second power supply coupled to the second FET pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael R Durham, Robert C Brooks
  • Publication number: 20200351112
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to conferencing environment monitoring. An example monitoring device can include a processor to monitor a physical aspect and an audio aspect of a conferencing environment in which a conferencing device is located, wherein the conferencing device is communicatively coupled to the monitoring device. The monitoring device can detect, based on the monitoring, an issue impacting a conferencing session associated with the conferencing device and the conferencing environment. In response to the detection, the monitoring device can determine a correction for the issue and perform the correction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Publication date: November 5, 2020
    Inventors: Robert C BROOKS, Daniel James BRADEN, Ronald E Deluga
  • Publication number: 20200301494
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, a power management device is described. The power monitoring device includes an input line to receive input power information from a power supply device. The input power information is indicative of a level of input power from the power supply device. A controller of the power monitoring device determines a scaling amount of the input power information based on a power rating of the power supply device. A programmable scaling device scales the input power information based on the scaling amount to generate output information and an output line passes the output information to a set of recipient devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert C. BROOKS, Michael R. DURHAM, Christopher WOODBURY
  • Patent number: 10616681
    Abstract: In example implementations, a system is disclosed for suppressing ambient sounds. In one example, the system includes a camera, a plurality of microphones, a plurality of speakers and a processor. The camera captures an image of a target, the plurality of microphones receives ambient sounds and a plurality of speakers outputs an audio signal to suppress the ambient sounds. The processor is in communication with the camera, the plurality of microphones and the plurality of speakers. The processor can identify a location on the target based on the image that is captured, determine a direction and a frequency of the ambient sounds, and generate the audio signal based on the direction and the frequency of the ambient sounds, the audio signal is directed towards the location on the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ticky Thakkar, Will Allen, Richard Sweet, Robert C. Brooks, Madhu Sudan Athreya
  • Patent number: 10616328
    Abstract: In an example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a method may include detecting, by a first-computing device, a second computing device when the second computing device is in physical proximity to the first computing device, and establishing a secure wireless connection between the first and second computing devices while the first and second computing devices remain in physical proximity to each other. The method further includes determining, for each file stored on the second computing device, whether the file or a corresponding file stored on the first computing device is the later version, and updating, by the first computing device, the file and the corresponding file stored on the first computing device to the later version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert C Brooks, Kent E Biggs, Shaheen Saroor
  • Patent number: 10574061
    Abstract: Examples relate to a smart bag for charging a set of electronic devices. An example smart bag may comprise a set of power sources integral to the smart bag, where the set of power sources may comprise multiple power sources. The example smart bag may also comprise a power management engine that manages provision of power from each of the set of power sources to a first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Syed S. Azam, Kent E. Biggs, Robert C. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20190391644
    Abstract: A number of illustrative variations may include a method of relative localization via the use of simultaneous location and mapping gear sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Robert C. Brooks
  • Publication number: 20190386495
    Abstract: Examples relate to a smart bag for charging a set of electronic devices. An example smart bag may comprise a set of power sources integral to the smart bag, where the set of power sources may comprise multiple power sources. The example smart bag may also comprise a power management engine that manages provision of power from each of the set of power sources to a first electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Inventors: Syed S. Azam, Kent E. Biggs, Robert C. Brooks
  • Patent number: 10488909
    Abstract: A system in accordance with an example includes a communication module and an embedded controller. The communications module is to connect to a server. The embedded controller is to communicate with the server to receive a command and to initiate a power state transition of the system in response to the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Kent E Biggs, Jeffrey K Jeansonne, Robert C Brooks
  • Publication number: 20190342108
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a conference call host. Examples include to establishing, by a first computing system, a first secure connection to a second computing system via a wireless network in response to receiving a secure connection request from the second computing system; the first computing system and the second computing system are in physical proximity to each other. Examples include to provide an operating system session to the second computing system through the secure connection while the first computing system and the second computing system remain in physical proximity to each other; the operating system is stored on and executable by the first computing system. Examples include to provide a connection to a conferencing platform to the second computing system via the first secure connection, the conference call at least among the first computing system, the second computing system, and a remote user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Publication date: November 7, 2019
    Inventors: Kent E. Biggs, Yolanda Maria Rivas, Robert C. Brooks, Richard E. Hodges, Harold S. Merkel, James M. Mann, Lorri L. Jefferson, Derek Labron Everett, Thomas Bonola
  • Patent number: 10452139
    Abstract: A number of illustrative variations may include a method of relative localization via the use of simultaneous location and mapping gear sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Robert C. Brooks
  • Patent number: 10439403
    Abstract: Examples relate to a smart bag for charging a set of electronic devices. An example smart bag may comprise a set of power sources integral to the smart bag, where the set of power sources may comprise multiple power sources. The example smart bag may also comprise a power management engine that manages provision of power from each of the set of power sources to a first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Syed S. Azam, Kent E. Biggs, Robert C. Brooks