Patents Assigned to Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
  • Publication number: 20200336788
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes: a system processing unit configured to execute system processing based on a system; a person detection unit configured to detect a change from a first detection state in which a person is present within a predetermined detection range to a second detection state in which no person is present; an operation control unit configured to instruct the system processing unit to cause the operating state of the system to make a transition to a first operating state when the change from the first detection state to the second detection state is detected by the person detection unit; and a prohibition control unit configured to instruct the operation control unit to prohibit the transition to the first operating state when the change from the first detection state to the second detection state is detected by the person detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kosugi, Masashi Nishio
  • Publication number: 20200336813
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a chassis which has mutually partitioned first chamber, second chamber and third chamber, an electronic substrate which is housed in the first chamber, loudspeaker modules which are housed in the second chamber and the microphones which are housed in the third chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Publication date: October 22, 2020
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuya Ushioda
  • Patent number: 10811005
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an audio receiver, user voice data; identifying, using a processor, at least one characteristic of the voice data; obtaining, using the processor, a speech recognition processing result of the voice data; and changing a standard response to the user voice data to an adapted response based on the at least one characteristic and the speech recognition processing result. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Hermann Franz Burgmeier, Antoine Roland Raux
  • Patent number: 10812699
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, device and a computer program product are provided. The method is under control of one or more processors configured with specific executable program instructions. The method displays content on a display layer of an electronic device. The display layer includes display pixels separated by gaps. The display layer overlays a camera in the electronic device such that the display pixels create blind regions in a field of view of the camera. The method captures, at the camera, image data in connection with a scene in a field of view of the camera. The image data includes first and second data segments that correspond to visible regions of the scene that are visible to the camera through the gaps. The first and second data segments are separated by a blind region in the scene that is blocked by the display pixels and is not visible to the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Howard J. Locker, Daryl Cromer
  • Publication number: 20200326762
    Abstract: A cover member is capable of dispersion of heat generated in a portable information device. A cover member is to be mounted on a portable information device. The cover member includes a first cover portion, a second cover portion, a connecting portion connecting the first cover portion and the second cover portion in a foldable manner, and a heat conductive sheet disposed so as to extend from the first cover portion to the second cover portion through the connecting portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2019
    Publication date: October 15, 2020
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Akinori Uchino, Takuroh Kamimura, Ryota Watanabe, Atsushi Ohyama
  • Patent number: 10805310
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes receiving ephemeral digital information from a source user, providing access to the ephemeral digital information to one or more recipient users in accordance with a time decay value associated with the ephemeral digital information, obtaining recipient status data corresponding to one or more of the recipient users, and modifying the time decay value of the ephemeral data to provide a personalized time decay value for at least one of the one or more recipient users based on the recipient status data such that at least one recipient user is able to obtain access to the ephemeral digital information based on their personalized time decay value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Patrick Delaney, Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 10803847
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: activating, on an information handling device, a noise cancelling setting; recording, using a microphone associated with the information handling device, ambient audio; determining, using a processor, whether an authorized sound is present in the recorded ambient audio; and notifying, responsive to determining that an authorized sound is present in the recorded ambient audio, a user of the authorized sound. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mark Patrick Delaney, Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 10805700
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus appropriately outputs low-frequency sound to high-frequency sound to enable acoustic reproduction with high sound quality is disclosed. A portable information apparatus includes a first speaker; and an expansion device includes a second speaker. The portable information apparatus includes a mode switching unit for selecting a single mode or a combined mode; and an acoustic adjustment unit for adjusting acoustic data output to the first speaker and/or the second speaker. During the single mode, the acoustic adjustment unit outputs the acoustic data to the first speaker. During the combined mode, the acoustic adjustment unit extracts high-frequency sound from the acoustic data and outputs the high-frequency sound to the first speaker, and extracts low-frequency sound from the acoustic data and outputs the low-frequency sound to the second speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Masaharu Yoneda, Kazuo Fujii, Masayuki Amano
  • Patent number: 10802790
    Abstract: Methods for inputting commands to portable computing devices are disclosed. One method includes detecting a sound, analyzing attenuation of the detected sound in a predetermined frequency, and inputting a command to a portable computing device based on analysis of the detected sound. Apparatus and computer program products implementing the methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Itoh, Jun Luo
  • Patent number: 10805167
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: connecting, using a network connection device of an information handling device, to a network; identifying, using a processor, a connection type of the network; identifying, using a processor, at least one characteristic of an application accessible by the information handling device; and modifying, based upon the connection type and at least one characteristic of an application, accessibility of the application. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 10802589
    Abstract: A method of driving an actuator using a shape memory alloy is provided. An impact-driven actuator is activated by a pulse voltage generated by an action of a transistor. A keyboard outputs a key event at the timing of an input operation. A stress monitoring unit calculates a stress amount of an impact-driven actuator based on parameters of a key event and a pulse voltage. A stress adjustment unit changes the parameter of the pulse voltage when the stress amount reaches a permissible value. The parameter may be a wave crest value or a pulse width of the pulse voltage. The stress adjustment section is also able to stop the action of the impact-driven actuator in response to a key event corresponding to a break code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Yamazaki, Kenji Yanai, Fusanobu Nakamura, Yasushi Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10795432
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: determining, using a processor, a location of a virtual object within a physical environment with respect to a user having a headset; generating, on a display of the headset of the user, an augmented reality scene of the physical environment having the virtual object; and maintaining, within the augmented reality scene and as the user moves throughout the physical environment, the location of the virtual object, wherein the maintaining comprises identifying a position of the user with respect to other users each having headsets. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Howard Locker, Daryl Cromer
  • Patent number: 10796693
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at a device, input; processing, using a processor, the input to identify at least one user command; identifying, using a processor, a characteristic related to the at least one user command; and performing an action based on the at least one command and the characteristic. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler, Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10795409
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an electronic device, including: a housing comprising: a fixed pyramidal-shaped base having a first triangular stand surface and a second triangular stand surface, wherein the first triangular stand surface comprises different dimensions than the second triangular stand surface; a display positioned on a front surface of the housing; an integrated speaker positioned on the front surface; at least one sensor; a connection port positioned on a back surface of the housing, opposite from the front surface, and at a distal corner along a longer edge of the fixed pyramidal-shaped base; and at least one processor operatively coupled to the display, integrated speaker, and at least one sensor. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Samuel Jackson Patterson, Thomas Perelli, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 10789255
    Abstract: For presenting data chunks for a working memory event, a processor detects a trigger policy for a working memory event being satisfied by raw data from a sensor. The trigger policy is based on user attention. The processor further categorizes a data chunk for the working memory event from the raw data. The processor detects a query policy being satisfied by a query from subsequent raw data. In response to the query policy being satisfied, the processor identifies the data chunk based on the query. The processor further presents the data chunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Qian, John Weldon Nicholson, David Alexander Schwarz, Song Wang
  • Patent number: 10789077
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying, using a processor of an information handling device, a presence of at least one other device; requesting, from the at least one other device, configuration information; receiving, at the information handling device, the configuration information; and configuring, responsive to the receiving, one or more settings on the information handling device. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Aaron Michael Stewart, Joshua Neil Novak
  • Patent number: 10791417
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for low-fuel indicator enablement based on fuel station locations. An apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The memory stores code executable by the processor to calculate a current fuel range for a vehicle. The memory stores code executable by the processor to determine locations of fuel stations within a proximity of the vehicle. The memory stores code executable by the processor to enable a low-fuel indicator for the vehicle in response to the current fuel range of the vehicle being less than a threshold fuel range as determined based on the locations of the fuel stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Daryl Cromer, Howard Locker
  • Patent number: 10789940
    Abstract: For dynamic wake word identification, a processor identifies a temporary wake word based on a first response. The processor further identifies one or more content tags from the first response. The processor identifies a second query in response to receiving the temporary wake word and a first content tag, without receiving a permanent wake word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10789425
    Abstract: For generating a response to a natural language command based on a concatenated graph, a processor identifies one or more relevant data sets in response to a natural language command received from an input device. Each relevant data set includes one of a subject of the natural language command and a subject of another relevant data set. The processor further generates a graph for each of the one or more relevant data sets and concatenates the graphs into a concatenated graph. In addition, the processor generates a response to the natural language command based on the concatenated graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Qian, Jatinder Kumar, John Weldon Nicholson, David Alexander Schwarz, Song Wang
  • Patent number: 10782799
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: communicating data from a smart pen to a device using a pen input data channel having a first bandwidth; said data including short range wireless connection data; establishing, using said data, a short range wireless connection between the smart pen and the device; and communicating, in a connected condition, higher bandwidth data between the smart pen and the device using the short range wireless connection. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Scott Edwards Kelso, Steven Richard Perrin