PATENTS & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Needless to say, all IP created during the design process becomes the property of the client, as spelled out in the Design Services Agreement. I am happy to assist in the Patent application process by creating supporting drawings and documentation.
This is the patent for a device to enable sliding ground contact under a computer motherboard.
The device allowed Compaq Computer greater design flexibility for high-volume production during the time that system boards were all one-off designs.
This invention generated two patents for HP Development and Timestamp.com. It involved both a physical and a software-based means of guaranteeing the precise moment that an online transaction took place. The physical part consisted of a PCB that was housed between two pieces of glass. The glass was etched with a hologram, and the empty space was filled with a separation-sensitive epoxy. The end result was that any attempt to tamper with the electronics would be immediately detectable.
Together these two patents protected critical technology for transaction processing.