Patents by Inventor Robin T. Castell

Robin T. Castell 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: 10346341
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide for the detection of an orientation of a device docked to a docking station for the device. Based on the orientation, the device may route logic on the device so that connection points on the device to make contact with connection points on the docking station are properly mapped to input/output ports on the docking station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robin T Castell, Richard E Hodges, Scott P Saunders
  • Patent number: 10170851
    Abstract: In example implementations, an apparatus includes a housing. The housing includes an electronic connector coupled to a back side of the housing. In addition, the housing includes a pin coupled to a front side of the housing and in communication with the electronic connector. At least one alignment magnet and at least one wireless transceiver chip is coupled to the housing. At least one waveguide is coupled to the at least one wireless transceiver chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Robin T Castell
  • Publication number: 20180300274
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide for the detection of an orientation of a device docked to a docking station for the device. Based on the orientation, the device may route logic on the device so that connection points on the device to make contact with connection points on the docking station are properly mapped to input/output ports on the docking station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: October 18, 2018
    Inventors: ROBIN T CASTELL, RICHARD E HODGES, SCOTT P SAUNDERS
  • Patent number: 10103787
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide for the exchange of signals wirelessly between devices. One example includes a first wireless communication unit of a first device and a second wireless communication unit of a second device. The example further includes a first magnetic member disposed within the first device to magnetically couple with a second magnetic member disposed within the second device when the first and second devices are to be placed within proximity of each other. The first and second wireless communication units may exchange signals between the first device and the second device over a wireless communication link formed by the magnetically coupled magnetic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Robin T Castell
  • Patent number: 10015447
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide the ability for remote participants in a collaborative workspace to hear and view specified participants in a conference room. In on example, a computing device may receive streams of content from devices located in a room, and receive requests from users. As an example, each user request is for accessing a subset of the streams of content. For each user request, the computing device may join the requested subset of the streams of content into a single multimedia stream, and transmit each single multimedia stream to respective users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: James M Mann, Charles J Stancil, Robin T Castell
  • Publication number: 20180035310
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide for the detection of an orientation of devices with respect to each other. Based on the orientation, one of the devices may route signals between wireless communication units of the devices, so that wireless communication units from one of the devices to make contact with the other device are properly mapped to input/output ports on the other device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventor: ROBIN T CASTELL
  • Publication number: 20180013982
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide the ability for remote participants in a collaborative workspace to hear and view specified participants in a conference room. In on example, a computing device may receive streams of content from devices located in a room, and receive requests from users. As an example, each user request is for accessing a subset of the streams of content. For each user request, the computing device may join the requested subset of the streams of content into a single multimedia stream, and transmit each single multimedia stream to respective users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Inventors: JAMES M MANN, CHARLES J STANCIL, ROBIN T CASTELL
  • Publication number: 20170331335
    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: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Robert C Brooks, Robin T Castell, Monji G Jabori, Harold Merkel, Lee Atkinson, Charles J Stancil
  • Patent number: 9753506
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure an electronic device with a multi-layer heat reduction component is described. The device includes a number of integrated circuits and a first layer in contact with at least one of the number of integrated circuits to remove heat from at least one integrated circuit. The device also includes a second layer separated from the first layer by an air gap to reduce heat transfer between the first layer and the second layer. The second layer is retractable to expose the first layer when docked to a station. The electronic device operates in a first mode when docked to a station and a second mode when not docked to the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Shaheen Saroor, Robert C. Brooks, Kent E. Biggs, Robin T. Castell
  • Publication number: 20160239056
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure an electronic device with a multi-layer heat reduction component is described. The device includes a number of integrated circuits and a first layer in contact with at least one of the number of integrated circuits to remove heat from at least one integrated circuit. The device also includes a second layer separated from the first layer by an air gap to reduce heat transfer between the first layer and the second layer. The second layer is retractable to expose the first layer when docked to a station. The electronic device operates in a first mode when docked to a station and a second mode when not docked to the station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Publication date: August 18, 2016
    Inventors: Shaheen Saroor, Robert C. Brooks, Kent E. Biggs, Robin T. Castell
  • Publication number: 20160132457
    Abstract: An interconnect assembly is disclosed herein. An example includes a cable including a first end and a cable head at the first end of the cable. The example also includes a wireless data transceiver disposed in the cable head to wirelessly communicate data to and from a device and a wireless power coupler disposed in the cable head to wirelessly supply power from the device to the wireless data transceiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 12, 2016
    Inventors: ROBIN T. CASTELL, JAMES M MANN
  • Publication number: 20160006727
    Abstract: An interconnect assembly and authentication method are disclosed herein. An example of the authentication method includes coupling a wireless connector to a wireless communications port and creating a secure pairing between the wireless communications port and the wireless connector. The authentication method additionally includes permitting data to be transceived via the wireless communications port and the wireless connector subsequent to verification of the secure pairing. Other elements and features of the authentication method are disclosed herein as is an example of the interconnect assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 7, 2016
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: ROBIN T CASTELL, JAMES M MANN
  • Patent number: 8326347
    Abstract: An electronic device has a display in which the casing of the display includes a plurality of recessed cavities into which radio and antenna modules can be inserted to provide the electronic device with a wireless communication capability. The display can have cavities for one or more radios and one or more antenna modules. A radio electrically connects to one or more antenna modules via conductor(s) contained within the display and connects to the host electronic device via a serial bus (e.g., USB). Accordingly, the display can have a plurality of radio/antenna combinations thereby concurrently providing the electronic device with multiple wireless communication capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Wagner, Robin T. Castell, Timothy Neill
  • Publication number: 20120202564
    Abstract: An electronic device has a display in which the casing of the display includes a plurality of recessed cavities into which radio and antenna modules can be inserted to provide the electronic device with a wireless communication capability. The display can have cavities for one or more radios and one or more antenna modules. A radio electrically connects to one or more antenna modules via conductor(s) contained within the display and connects to the host electronic device via a serial bus (e.g., USB). Accordingly, the display can have a plurality of radio/antenna combinations thereby concurrently providing the electronic device with multiple wireless communication capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew J. WAGNER, Robin T. CASTELL, Timothy NEILL
  • Patent number: 8185147
    Abstract: An electronic device has a display in which the casing of the display includes a plurality of recessed cavities into which radio and antenna modules can be inserted to provide the electronic device with a wireless communication capability. The display can have cavities for one or more radios and one or more antenna modules. A radio electrically connects to one or more antenna modules via conductor(s) contained within the display and connects to the host electronic device via a serial bus (e.g., USB). Accordingly, the display can have a plurality of radio/antenna combinations thereby concurrently providing the electronic device with multiple wireless communication capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packar Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Wagner, Robin T. Castell, Timothy Neill
  • Patent number: 6870733
    Abstract: A wireless network adapter for establishing wireless communication links between electronic devices. In one embodiment, the wireless network adapter comprises wireless communication circuitry encased in a shell in the form of a detachable molding element of an electronic device. The wireless network adapter further comprises a bus connector adapted to couple the wireless communication circuitry to an expansion bus when the shell is attached to an outer surface of an electronic device. The wireless network adapter is a fully integrated solution further comprising an RF antenna for communication with a wireless network and a radio modem comprising a radio, a receiver, and modulation circuitry. The RF antenna in the wireless network adapter may take one of several forms. The antenna may be a dedicated unit housed within the shell of the wireless network adapter. Alternatively, the antenna may form a part of the outer shell of the adapter or it may form a part of a company logo located on the shell the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robin T. Castell, William Caldwell Crosswy
  • Publication number: 20040125553
    Abstract: A wireless network adapter for establishing wireless communication links between electronic devices. In one embodiment, the wireless network adapter comprises wireless communication circuitry encased in a shell in the form of a detachable molding element of an electronic device. The wireless network adapter further comprises a bus connector adapted to couple the wireless communication circuitry to an expansion bus when the shell is attached to an outer surface of an electronic device. The wireless network adapter is a fully integrated solution further comprising an RF antenna for communication with a wireless network and a radio modem comprising a radio, a receiver, and modulation circuitry. The RF antenna in the wireless network adapter may take one of several forms. The antenna may be a dedicated unit housed within the shell of the wireless network adapter. Alternatively, the antenna may form a part of the outer shell of the adapter or it may form a part of a company logo located on the shell the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Hewlett- Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robin T. Castell, William Caldwell Crosswy
  • Patent number: 6717801
    Abstract: A wireless network adapter for establishing wireless communication links between electronic devices. In one embodiment, the wireless network adapter comprises wireless communication circuitry encased in a shell in the form of a detachable molding element of an electronic device. The wireless network adapter further comprises a bus connector adapted to couple the wireless communication circuitry to an expansion bus when the shell is attached to an outer surface of an electronic device. The wireless network adapter is a fully integrated solution further comprising an RF antenna for communication with a wireless network and a radio modem comprising a radio, a receiver, and modulation circuitry. The RF antenna in the wireless network adapter may take one of several forms. The antenna may be a dedicated unit housed within the shell of the wireless network adapter. Alternatively, the antenna may form a part of the outer shell of the adapter or it may form a part of a company logo located on the shell the adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robin T. Castell, William Caldwell Crosswy
  • Publication number: 20030125070
    Abstract: An electronic device has a display in which the casing of the display includes a plurality of recessed cavities into which radio and antenna modules can be inserted to provide the electronic device with a wireless communication capability. The display can have cavities for one or more radios and one or more antenna modules. A radio electrically connects to one or more antenna modules via conductor(s) contained within the display and connects to the host electronic device via a serial bus (e.g., USB). Accordingly, the display can have a plurality of radio/antenna combinations thereby concurrently providing the electronic device with multiple wireless communication capabilities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Publication date: July 3, 2003
    Inventors: Matthew J. Wagner, Robin T. Castell, Timothy Neill
  • Publication number: 20020058533
    Abstract: A modem is incorporated into a laptop computer and directly connected to either a cellular phone, a land line, or both. The modem is provided with two connectors, one for connection with a cellular phone or external DAA, the other for connection to a normal land line via an internal DAA. The modem selectively enables either the connector for the cellular phone or external DAA, or the connector for its internal DAA. The modem defaults to selecting the cellular phone or external DAA if it is connected, and only if they are not connected selects the internal DAA. These defaults can be overridden by user commands. Further, the modem can independently power down a connected internal DAA, external DAA, or cellular phone to conserve power.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Paul E. Nagel, Robin T. Castell, Randall L. Jones, Thomas G. Bunch