Hewlett-Packard Patent Grants

Printing images with varied gloss levels using pretreatment fluid

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710737
In one example of the disclosure, a first area of an image to be printed at a first gloss level is identified. A second area of the image to be printed at a lesser second gloss level is identified. Printing of the image is caused in a gloss-varying printmode that applies a pretreatment fluid to a media where the second area is to be printed, and not where the first area is to be printed, and applies a colorant or colorants to the media where the first and second areas are to be printed.

Screen orientation

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710889
An example method for controlling the orientation of a display screen of a computing device is provided in accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure. The method includes identifying a request for a change of an orientation of a screen in a device from a first screen orientation to a second screen orientation. The request may be sent by a mobile application. The method further includes determining whether the device has an ability to rotate the screen to the second orientation,…

Image processing of a retail shelf area

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710926
A system and method for processing an image of a retail shelf area. According to one aspect, a portion of an image that depicts the retail shelf area at an angled and depthwise perspective is determined to depict shelves. The image can be modified so that the portion of the image determined to depict shelves is substantially parallel to a predefined horizontal reference frame. Products can then be detected in the remainder portion of the image, separate from the portion of the image…

Devices including a diamond layer

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9711534
A device includes a substrate layer, a diamond layer, and a device layer. The device layer is patterned. The diamond layer is to conform to a pattern associated with the device layer.

Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser system and method for fabricating the same

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9711947
A vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) system and method of fabrication are included. The VCSEL system includes a first portion comprising a first mirror and a gain region to amplify an optical signal in response to a data signal, the first portion being fabricated on a first wafer. The system also includes a second portion comprising a second mirror that is partially-reflective to couple the optical signal to an optical fiber. The second portion can be fabricated on a second…

Display device mount adapter

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9706842
A display device mount adapter includes a mounting plate having a mounting interface, and an engagement tongue connected to and spaced from the mounting plate, such that the engagement tongue is to engage a slot of a display device to secure the mount adapter to the display device.

Fluid ejection device with integrated ink level sensors

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9707771
In an embodiment, a fluid ejection device includes a fluid feed slot formed in a printhead die and a plurality of printhead-integrated ink level sensors (PILS). A fluid ejection device may include a first PILS to sense an ink level of a first chamber in fluid communication with the fluid feed slot, the first PILS to detect an empty ink level of the first chamber when the fluid ejection device is at a first ink level state, and a second PILS to sense an ink level of a second chamber in…

Edge holders

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9707777
In an example, an edge holder may include a strap, a first end cap fixed to the strap, and a second end cap fixed to an opposite end of the strap from the first end cap. The second end cap may include a fixed end and a cam engaged with the fixed end. The cam may adjustably tension the strap between the first end cap and the second end cap.

Replaceable printer component including a memory storing a tag encryption mask

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9707783
A replaceable printer component includes a memory and a communication link. The memory stores a tag encryption mask and data. The data is stored in a plurality of portions of the memory where each portion is defined by a tag. The tag encryption mask indicates an encryption status of each portion of the memory defined by a tag. The communication link is configured to communicatively link the memory to a printer controller when the replaceable printer component is installed in a printing…

Replaceable printer component

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9707784
A replaceable printer component includes a memory device to store a tag encryption mask and data. The data is stored in a plurality of blocks of the memory device wherein each block is defined by a tag. The tag encryption mask indicates an encryption status of each block of the memory device defined by the tag. The replaceable printer component includes a communication link to communicatively link the memory device to a printer controller when the replaceable printer component is…

Printable recording media

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9707789
A printable recording media including a supporting base substrate having, on both supporting sides, pre-coating layers containing inorganic pigments and polymeric binders, and having, at least, one top ink-receiving layer, that includes inorganic pigments and water-dispersible polymeric binders having a glass transition temperature within the range of about 0° C. to about 35° C., over the pre-coating layer. Also described herein is a method for making the printable recording media, a…

Printable media

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9707790
A printable recording media including a composite base substrate that contains, at least, two constituent material layers that are laminated together with a flame resistant adhesion layer containing an adhesive compound and up to 50% of a flame retardant agent by total weight of the flame resistant adhesion layer, wherein, at least, one of the constituent material layer is a fiber layer; and an image receiving layer that is coated on one side of the composite supporting substrate. Also…

Printable recording media

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9707791
A printable recording media including a supporting base substrate having, on its image side, a pre-coating layer that contains inorganic pigments and polymeric binders, and a top ink-receiving layer that includes inorganic pigments, polymeric binders and non-film forming polymers; and, having a polymer barrier layer on its backside. Also described herein is a method for making the printable recording media, a method for forming printed articles, and the obtained printed articles.

Ink sets for ink-jet printing

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9708495
The present disclosure is drawn to ink-jet ink sets, as well as related systems and methods. In one example, an ink set for ink-jet printing can comprise a cyan ink-jet ink including from about 2 wt % to about 5 wt % of a cyan pigment admixed in a first ink vehicle; a magenta ink-jet ink including a magenta colorant comprising from about 2 wt % to about 5 wt % of a magenta pigment and about 0.1 wt % to about 1 wt % of a slightly soluble magenta dye admixed in a second ink vehicle; and a…

Color-to-color ink bleed control on media

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9708497
In one example, an ink set with color-to-color bleed control on media includes a first ink in the ink set with a bound dispersant and a first amount of surfactant and a second ink in the ink set with a free dispersant and a second amount of surfactant greater than the first amount of surfactant. A method for forming an ink set with reduced color-to-color bleed is also provided.

Devices to detect a substance and methods of producing such a device

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9709538
Devices to detect a substance and methods of producing such a device are disclosed. An example device to detect a substance includes a housing defining an externally accessible chamber and a seal to enclose at least a portion of the chamber. The example device also includes a substrate includes nanoparticles positioned within the chamber. The nanoparticles to react to the substance when exposed thereto. The example device also includes a non-analytic solution within the chamber to…

Generating test code to test executable code

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710366
A test code is generated based on a test rule relating to testing of executable code. The test code is executed to perform a test of the executable code, where executing the test code causes performance of actions including operation of user-activatable control elements of the executable code. In response to detecting an abnormal behavior of the executable code during the test, instructions of the test code relating to the actions are saved to allow a replay of the test to identify a…

Computer system and method for sharing computer memory

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710426
A computer system has a plurality of computer servers, each including at least one central processing unit (CPU). A memory appliance is spaced remotely from the plurality of computer servers. The memory appliance includes random access memory (RAM). A photonic CPU link is operatively attached to the at least one CPU. A photonic circuit switch is operatively attached to the photonic CPU link. An allocated portion of the RAM is addressable by a predetermined CPU selected from the plurality…

Conversion of an object for a hardware device into health control information

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710541
Examples disclosed herein relate to conversion of an object for a hardware device into health control information. Examples include acquiring, from an object-oriented database, an object for a hardware device including an operational parameter value determined by the hardware device. Examples further include converting the object into health control information useable by a health controller.

Computing entities, platforms and methods operable to perform operations selectively using different cryptographic algorithms

Granted: July 18, 2017
Patent Number: 9710658
Described herein is a computing platform incorporating a trusted entity, which is controllable to perform cryptographic operations using selected ones of a plurality of cryptographic algorithms and associated parameters, the entity being programmed to record mode of operation information, which is characterized by the algorithms and associated parameters that are selected to perform an operation.