Hewlett-Packard Patent Grants

Fluid containers

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630420
An example apparatus includes a housing including a first chamber and a second chamber, the housing defining a first port to fluidly couple the first chamber to a printer, the housing including a second port to fluidly couple the first chamber and the second chamber; a bladder disposed in the first chamber, the bladder being inflatable to increase a pressure within the first chamber; and a regulator to regulate fluid flow from the second chamber to the first chamber and to deter fluid…

Print unit activation by means of a clock unit

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630428
A printing method comprises advancing a media to be printed towards a printing unit of a printing device by means of a media advance unit, detecting a position of the media relative to the printing unit, and providing a corresponding position sensor signal, and activating the printing unit to print on a predetermined portion of the media in accordance with the position sensor signal and a timing signal provided by a clock unit.

Printable recording media

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9630437
A printable recording media containing a base substrate and a coating layer having a total solid content ranging from about 3 to about 65 weight percent by total weight of the coating composition and that includes from about 10 to about 90 weight percent of starch nanoparticles having a particle size ranging from about 40 to about 500 nm and from about 10 to about 90 weight percent of a water soluble divalent or multi-valent metal salt. Also described herein are a method for making the…

Orthogonal non-Newtonian inkjet inks

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631104
The present disclosure provides orthogonal non-Newtonian inkjet inks and related methods. In one example, an orthogonal non-Newtonian inkjet ink can comprise a low molecular weight organic gelator in an amount ranging from 0.1% to 10% by weight; a metal oxide in an amount ranging from 0.1% to 10% by weight; a first salt in an amount of 0.05% to 20% by weight; a second salt in an amount of 0.05% to 20% by weight; and an organic solvent. The metal oxide and the first salt form a first…

Controlling dimensions of nanowires

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631291
Controlling dimensions of nanowires includes lithographically forming a trench in a layer of a polymer resin with a width less than one micrometer where the polymer resin has a thickness less than one micrometer and is deposited over an electrically conductive substrate, depositing a nanowire material within the trench to form a nanowire, and obtaining the nanowire from the trench with a removal mechanism.

Printable recording media

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9631318
A printable recording media having a weight that is below 75 gsm and that contains a blend of hardwood and softwood fibers, wherein the total fiber content is at least 80 wt % of the total weight of the recording media; and a polymeric-modified pigment carbon black in an amount representing from about 0.02 wt % to about 1 wt % of the total weight of the recording media. Also disclosed herein are methods for making the printable recording media and a printing method using the printable…

Display panel responsive key retraction

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632530
A deck supports depressable keys. The keys can be resiliently biased to a raised state. A display panel can be pivotally coupled to the deck for movement between a deployed position and a closed position. A retraction mechanism comprises a retraction frame and a retraction drive. The retraction frame is translatable between a releasing position along the depressable keys to actuate the depressable keys to the raised state and a retracting position moving to move the depressable keys to…

Latch and panels of computing systems

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632540
A latch having an idle position, a first position, and a second position is associated with a first panel and a second panel of a computing system. The first panel is associated with the latch being positioned in the first position. The second panel is associated with the latch being positioned in the second position.

Controlling the operating temperature of a portable device by decreasing the temperature threshold of a component upon detecting an event

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632550
A portable computing device detects if a user is touching the portable computing device. The portable computing device increases a temperature threshold for a component or of the portable computing device if the user is not touching the portable computing device. Based on the temperature threshold, the portable computing device modifies a parameter of a component for an operating temperature of the portable computing device to increase.

Circuitry and methods for switching power

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9632551
Circuitry and methods related to switching power are provided. One of a plurality of current-limited power distribution switches is enabled in accordance with a hierarchical scheme depending upon the respective states of plural power sources. The power source having the greatest available load carrying capacity is thus coupled to a power node for provision to load entities. Servers, computing devices, printers, and other apparatus can include such selective power provisioning.

System and method for making a recommendation based on user data

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633117
There is described a system and computer-implemented method for providing a recommendation based on a sparse pattern of data. An exemplary method comprises determining a likelihood that an item for which no user preference data is available will be preferred. The exemplary method also comprises determining a likelihood that an item for which user preference data is available for users other than a particular user will be preferred based on the likelihood that the item for which no user…

Demonstrating integrity of a compartment of a compartmented operating system

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633206
A computing platform 20 runs a compartmented operating system 22 and includes a trusted device 23 for forming an integrity metric which a user can interrogate to confirm integrity of the operating system. Also, the integrity of an individual compartment 24 is verified by examining status information for that compartment including, for example, the identity of any open network connections, the identity of any running processes, and the status of a section of file space allocated to that…

Application of differential policies to at least one digital document

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633215
In a method (300) for applying differential policies on at least one digital document (120a-120n) having a plurality of atomic units (122a-122n) among a plurality of workflow participants (110a-110n), in which the atomic units are assigned with at least one of a plurality of the differential policies, the at least one digital document is tessellated (304) to identify the atomic units and the at least one of the differential policies assigned to the atomic units. In addition, the atomic…

Preventing an unauthorized publication of a media object

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633220
Provided is a method of preventing an unauthorized publication of a media object. On receipt of a user request to prevent an unauthorized publication of a media object, a video link is established with the user. An image of the user is received from the video link and a determination is made whether the image of the user correspond with an image in the media object. Based on said determination an action is performed with regard to the unauthorized publication of the media object.

Hardware-protective data processing systems and methods using an application executing in a secure domain

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633231
A data processing system supporting a secure domain and a non-secure domain comprises a hardware component, and a processor device having operating modes in the secure domain and non-secure domain, the processor device to execute a secure application in the secure domain. The hardware component has a property having a secure state. The property of the hardware component in the secure state may only be reconfigured responsive to instructions received from the secure domain. The secure…

Generating machine-understandable representations of content

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633332
An electronic document is accessed. A structural definition that defines a structural convention according to which information within the electronic document is arranged also is accessed. Based on the accessed structural definition, at least some of the information is extracted from the electronic document. A machine-understandable representation of the extracted information then is generated.

Net utility determination based on product replacement and service plan coverage decisions

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9633357
Example embodiments relate to net utility determinations based on product replacement and coverage decisions of a customer. In example embodiments, a number of net utility values corresponding to each possible product replacement decision and each possible coverage decision in each of a plurality of time periods is determined. An expected net utility attributable to the customer over the plurality of time periods is then determined based on the determined utility values.

Optical connector interconnection system and method

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9634771
A method for connecting adjacent computing board devices. A source computing board may be provided. An optical engine attaches to the source computing board. A plurality of source optical connectors couples to the optical engine. A first optical connector may be positioned at a location on the source computing board for a first preset type of computing component on an adjacent computing board. A second optical connector may be positioned at a fixed coordinate related to the first optical…

Application views

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9635414
In one embodiment, first data, indicative of a first selected application to be accessed via a remoting application, is received at a computer system from a first mobile device. Second data, indicative of a second selected application to be accessed via a remoting application, is received at the computer system from a second mobile device. A first view of the first selected application, as executing at the computer system, is displayed at a first display sector of a display device that…

Slidable display housing

Granted: April 25, 2017
Patent Number: 9635766
A display system comprises a display housing and an attachment member. The attachment member attaches to and supports the display housing. Further, the display housing slides relative to the attachment member. In some embodiments, the system comprises multiple displays in which one display slides relative to an attachment hinge that supports such display.