Patents Assigned to Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
  • Patent number: 9980091
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: a first electronic device receiving a location signal through a communication module of the first electronic device; the first electronic device storing information of said location signal; the first electronic device transmitting the information of said location signal to a second electronic device in communication with the first electronic device, so that the second electronic device can derive a location of the first electronic device based on the information of said location signal; the first electronic device receiving from the second electronic device, information comprising said location of the first electronic device, via the communication module of the first electronic device; and the first electronic device displaying said location of the first electronic device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Yingwen Luo, Hongxing Chen, Yaqiang Wu, Pengyu Li, Xiaomei Li
  • Patent number: 9971481
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an information processing method and an electronic device, and relates to the field of electronic device application. The disclosure is made to enable a user to perform image information processing while clearly viewing image information. The method comprises analyzing image information of a to-be-displayed image and/or a captured image; determining a display position of an interaction interface based on the result of analyzing; and displaying the interaction interface on a displaying unit based on the display position. The disclosure is mainly used in the process of taking phones by a mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited, Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.
    Inventor: Yifu Lin
  • Patent number: 9967376
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device, including: a movable body having at least one functional unit and a main body. The movable body is movable from a first position to a second position with respect to the main body, the main body has a first surface provided with a first display unit, the movable body includes a second surface, a long side of the second surface has a length identical to a length of a short side of the first surface. The first surface and the second surface are both located in a first plane when the movable body is located in the first position with respect to the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Shipeng Zhang, Yanyong Li
  • Patent number: 9961171
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for controlling an electronic device and an electronic device, to enable the electronic device to autonomously deform to be matched with an accommodating space thereof, thereby improving intelligence of the electronic device and providing good user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventor: Chao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9955448
    Abstract: Disclosed is a control method and electronic device, where the method includes: acquiring subscriber identification information sent by a second electronic device, where the subscriber identification information is identification information registered by the second electronic device at a network side; based on the acquired subscriber identification information, registering at the network side through a second communication connection; and detecting a connection state of a first communication connection to the second electronic device, where if the first communication connection to the second electronic device is detected to meet a first predetermined condition, sending a log-off request to the network side through the second communication connection to enable the second electronic device to perform a registration operation based on the subscriber identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9946507
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method including: detecting a deformation of a first flexible display of a first electronic device; obtaining deformation information relating to said deformation; and transmitting the obtained deformation information to a second electronic device comprising a second flexible display, to control the second flexible display based on the transmitted deformation information. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Zhenyu Wang
  • Patent number: 9946368
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an apparatus and a control method. By means of arranging in an operating apparatus a first input member for locating a touch control position via a touch control operation and a second input member for issuing a vibration signal to be collected by an electronic device during the touch control operation, it is possible to determine an operation mode of the electronic device based on the vibration signal, and to operate the electronic device in the operation mode, thereby enabling to control the operation mode of the electronic device via the vibration signal issued when the operating apparatus is in contact with the electronic device. It can be seen that, the technical solutions of embodiments of the present disclosure can achieve more application functions by using apparatus for performing touch control operations on electronic devices, and thus can achieve the technical effect of extending the applicable range of the operating apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Jie Yang
  • Patent number: 9940010
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an information processing method which includes: detecting a first drag and touch operation performed by a first operation body for moving a first object displayed in a first position on the touch display unit; acquiring a first end position of the first drag and touch operation on the touch display unit, the first end position is a position where the first operation body loses contact with the touch display unit during the first drag and touch operation; and maintaining the first object to be in a selected state in the first end position for a preset duration, and displaying the first object in the first end position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Ben Xu
  • Patent number: 9929578
    Abstract: Charging methods and electronic devices are provided. According to an embodiment, provided is a charging method for an electronic device having a plurality of operating modes. The method may comprise: detecting an operating mode of the electronic device; utilizing a first charging mode corresponding to a first operating mode to charge the electronic device when the first operating mode is detected; and utilizing a second charging mode corresponding to a second operating mode to charge the electronic device when the second operating mode is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Zhiqiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 9924361
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an information processing method and an electronic device. A first operation on an unlocking graphic interface of the electronic device is acquired in a locked state. It is detected whether digit information corresponding to the first operation matches a phone number. The phone number is called when the digit information matches the phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Xuan Chen, Shenlin Li, Xiangjin Sun
  • Patent number: 9922183
    Abstract: An electronic device and an information processing method are disclosed in the disclosure. The electronic device comprises: a wearable apparatus capable of forming a ring or an approximate ring, which is able to surround a first cylinder; a first sensor arranged at least partly in the wearable apparatus and towards an interior of the ring or the approximate ring, and configured to detect first biometric information of at least part of a wearer's body surrounded by the wearable apparatus if the wearable apparatus is worn on the part of the wearer's body; a first processor arranged in the wearable apparatus, and configured to determine whether the first biometric information matches first preset biometric information to obtain a determination result and to perform security processing corresponding to the determination result based on the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventor: Yiqiang Yan
  • Patent number: 9924020
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable electronic device, including: an adjustment apparatus that adjusts a spatial form of the wearable device; and a control apparatus in communication with the adjustment apparatus, wherein the control apparatus drives, responsive to detection of an adjustment parameter, the adjustment apparatus to perform a spatial form adjustment for the wearable device. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Xingwen Chen
  • Patent number: 9921889
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for managing an electronic device are provided. The method comprises: determining a state of the electronic device; monitoring whether an instruction for invoking a notification component in the electronic device has been generated when the state of the electronic device satisfies a predetermined condition; and intercepting the instruction for invoking the notification component to prevent a notification event associated with the instruction from being executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Hongliang Gu, Hao Chen, Qian Zhao
  • Patent number: 9921611
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides an electronic device and a flexible connection device. The electronic device comprises a first body; a second body; and a flexible connection device, configured to connect the first body and the second body. The flexible connection device comprises N shafts; and N?1 transmission structures, wherein each of the transmission structures connects two adjacent shafts, to connect the N shafts together in order, wherein N is an integer which is larger than 3 or equals to 3. When an action force is applied onto the first body and/or the second body so that relative positions of the first body and the second body are changed, the N shafts and the N?1 transmission structures are driven sequentially so that the flexible connection device is flexibly bent while keeping the length of the inner arc of the flexible connection device constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Lijun Wang
  • Patent number: 9916027
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an information processing method and an electronic device. An action by an operator including a user's finger is collected and identified to determine location information and sound information associated with the action, so that only information corresponding to the location information and the sound information associated with the action is inputted. In this way, the user can input different types of information by performing different touch actions, simplifying the user's operation, and improving operation efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventor: Zhiqiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 9910584
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an information processing method for enhancing a display effect of an electronic device. The method includes: displaying a first part of the display interface in a display area, the first part of the display interface including a first part of the background image and P icons and Q folders located on the first part of the background image; obtaining a first manipulation operation on a first folder of the Q folders, a first sub-area of the display interface containing the first folder occupying a first display area of the display area on the display unit; executing a zoom-in instruction according to a predetermined scale in response to the first manipulation operation; displaying the first sub-area in a second display area of the display area when the zoom-in instruction executed is ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventor: Chen Ma
  • Patent number: 9898112
    Abstract: The present invention provides a display module (100; 200) and an electronic terminal. The display module (100; 200) comprises: a first display unit (130; 240) configured to display first image information in a first direction; a second display unit (140; 250) configured to display second image information in a second direction; and a sensor unit (150; 260) provided between the first display unit (130; 240) and the second display unit (140; 250) and configured to sense an object's approach or touch on the first display unit (130; 240) and/or the second display unit (140; 250). With the display module (100; 200), the object's approach or touch on the first display unit (130; 240) and the second display unit (140; 250) can be sensed by a single sensor unit (150; 260). There is no need to provide a sensor unit (150; 260) for each of the display units (130; 240; 140; 250) for touch sensing function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignees: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED, BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD.
    Inventors: Zhuqiang Wang, Xiang Shao
  • Patent number: 9891040
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for measuring a distance. The method may comprise: controlling an image collection unit to collect an image of an object at a measuring position to obtain a first picture including the object; determining a first displaying area of the object in the first picture; controlling the image collection unit to collect an image of the object at a reference position to obtain a second picture including the object, the measuring position being different from the reference position; determining a second displaying area of the object in the second picture; obtaining a first actual distance from the measuring position to the reference position; and determining a second actual distance from the object to the measuring position based on the first displaying area, the second displaying area and the first actual distance. Meanwhile, the present disclosure further discloses an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventor: Li Xu
  • Patent number: 9891816
    Abstract: A method and a mobile terminal for processing touch input are provided. The mobile terminal has a rectangular touch screen with long sides and short sides. The mobile terminal having two state: a first state in which only the short sides are parallel with a horizontal surface and a second state in which only the long sides are parallel with the horizontal surface. The method comprises the following steps of: obtaining from the touch screen a gesture in a first direction as input by a touch object on the touch screen when the mobile terminal is in the first state; triggering a first touch command in response to the gesture in the first direction; obtaining from the touch screen a gesture in a second direction as input by the touch object on the touch screen when the mobile terminal is in the second state, the second direction being the same as the first direction; and triggering the first touch command in response to the gesture in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignees: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED, BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE, LTD.
    Inventors: Dayong Gan, Lei Lv, Xiangtao Liu
  • Patent number: 9880610
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a power supplying method, a power supplying system, and an electronic device to address the technical problems in the related art that the structure of an electronic device is complex, thereby achieving the technical effect that the internal structure of an electronic device is simplified and the cost for manufacturing the electronic device is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Dongzhe Liu, Wei Liu, Yuanyuan Wu