Patents Assigned to Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
  • Patent number: 10324512
    Abstract: An aspect provides an information handling device, including: a connection to an external power supply; a processor; and a memory; the memory having instructions executable by the processor to: detect that the connection to the external power supply is providing an input of power; ascertain via the connection to the external power supply that the input of power is derived from a source having a predetermined characteristic; and automatically adjust a power consumption setting of the information handling device based on the predetermined characteristic. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Kenneth Scott Seethaler, Howard Locker, Randall Scott Springfield
  • Patent number: 10324497
    Abstract: A computing device can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a base that includes a first platform at a first height and a second platform at a second height that differs from the first height; an arm operatively coupled to the base; and a display operatively coupled to the processor and operatively coupled to the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 10318047
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. In one embodiment, the electronic device may include a display. The electronic device may include a proximity sensor that may generate one or more proximity coordinates of a pointing medium in a state of proximity to a surface of the display. The electronic device may include a touch sensor that may generate one or more contact coordinates of the pointing medium in a state of contact with the surface of the display. The electronic device may include a partial image control section that may generate and display on the display a partial image including an enlarged, predetermined area of an original image. The partial image control section may display the partial image in response to a flying flick operation of the pointing medium in the proximity state. The electronic device may include a contact coordinate processing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Susumu Shimotono, Ryohta Nomura
  • Patent number: 10321204
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: playing, on a display device, video content; providing, using at least one speaker, audio content associated with the video content; obtaining, from an external source, data relating to playback context; determining, using a processor, that the data relating to playback context is associated with a reduced audibility context; and providing, on the display device, textual data associated with dialog of the video content. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Neal Robert Caliendo, Jr., Russell Speight VanBlon, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 10311003
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: providing a multi-protocol connector in an electronic device for connecting at least one storage device thereto; determining, using an operative coupling between the multi-protocol connector and the electronic device, if the electronic device supports one or more protocols of the multi-protocol connector; and providing an informational prompt for each determined protocol of the multi-protocol connector that the electronic device supports. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marc Richard Pamley, Alan Ladd Painter, Omar Ali Ali, Timothy Samuel Farrow
  • Patent number: 10306443
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to receive at least a first Bluetooth low energy (BLE) signal from a BLE beacon and enable a first function of the first device at least in part in based on receipt of the first BLE signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: David Rivera, Peter Hamilton Wetsel, Philip John Jakes, Daniel Justin Hebel, Joseph Nicholas Laltrello
  • Patent number: 10303263
    Abstract: A keyboard system includes a keyboard matrix; and an embedded controller in communication with the keyboard matrix, wherein the embedded controller is configured to: determine whether, in a single scan cycle of the keyboard matrix, multiple keys have been pressed or only a single key has been pressed; if only a single key has been pressed, learn an order of pressed keys in a plurality of scan cycles; and if multiple keys have been pressed, generate an order of the pressed multiple keys based on the learned order of pressed keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Ke Ma
  • Patent number: 10305312
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a device, including: an input port; a battery pack comprising one or more battery cells; a processor; and a memory that stores instructions executable by the processor to: determine that a connected power plug supplies one or more of a current and a voltage; and thereafter provide current supply from the input port to the battery pack for charging the one or more battery cells; wherein said device operates using battery power concurrent with charging of the one or more battery cells with the current supply from the input port. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Larry Glenn Estes, Jeremy Robert Carlson
  • Patent number: 10298769
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: employing a first device for a call; automatically detecting a transfer requirement between the first device and a second device; and transferring, from the first device to the second device, the call in response to the detecting. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 10296054
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a first housing that includes a first link end; a second housing that includes a second link end; and a hinge assembly that includes a first link coupled to the first link end via a first axle, a second link coupled to the second link end via a second axle and an intermediate axle that operatively couples the first link and the second link where stop surfaces of the first and second links define a minimum radius of curvature of the hinge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Holung, Tin-Lup Wong, Bouziane Yebka, Joseph David Plunkett, Philip John Jakes
  • Patent number: 10296207
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: providing, on an input and display device, an input field overlay application occupying an initial area of the input and display device, the input field overlay application overlaying an input field of an underlying application; accepting, using the input and display device, one or more handwriting input strokes provided to the input field overlay application; and resizing, on the input and display device, the initial area. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, John Weldon Nicholson, Jianbang Zhang, Joshua Neil Novak, Jon Wayne Heim
  • Patent number: 10299037
    Abstract: Identification and management of audio output outlets connected to a user device is described. Once one or more audio output outlets connected to a user device are identified, an audio signal is forwarded to each detected audio output outlet and in an event the audio signal forwarded to an audio output outlet is detected by an internal audio sensor of the user device, that audio output outlet is designated as a loudspeaker. Audio output outlets designated as loudspeakers are muted when the user device is in silent mode. If the audio signal forwarded to an audio output outlet is not detected by the internal audio sensor of the user device, that audio outlet is marked as a private speaker. Audio output outlets designated as private speakers remain in an audible state even when the user device is in silent mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Xinmei Yang
  • Patent number: 10296279
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: receiving, using a processor, data to be displayed across at least two hingedly coupled display devices; determining, using a processor, the display mode of the data, the display mode being selected from the group consisting of an occluded mode and a non-occluded mode; in the occluded mode, processing, using a processor, the data to occlude pixels of the data based upon the determined display mode, the pixels being occluded at a location where a physical separation exists between the at least two hingedly coupled display devices; and displaying, using the at least two hingedly coupled display devices, the data according to the display mode determined. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Wesley Abram Luttrell, Daniel Jordan Schantz, Christopher Miles Osborne, Vincent Charles Conzola
  • Publication number: 20190146556
    Abstract: A portable information device is capable of stably supporting a foldable display. The portable information device has a support plate which is fixed to the inner surface sides of a first chassis member and a second chassis member and supports the rear surface of a display. The support plate has a first plate member disposed on the inner surface side of the first chassis member, a second plate member disposed on the inner surface side of the second chassis member, and a flexible sheet-like member connecting the first plate member and the second plate member so as to be foldable into a double-folded state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Kazuya Tatsuno, Seita Horikoshi
  • Patent number: 10289165
    Abstract: An electronic device having two chassis stably attached to each other is provided. The electronic device includes a first chassis having a display and a second chassis detachable from the first chassis. The second chassis includes a support post that protrudes from the attachment surface to which the first chassis is attached and has a claw portion on a tip side. The first chassis includes a post hole into which the support post is inserted and an engaging projection that engages with the claw portion of the support post inserted into the post hole and elastically biased so that the claw portion can be pressed towards the insertion direction to the post hole. The first chassis has an engaging slider having the engaging projection where the engaging projection is elastically biased in a direction of engaging with the claw portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Tabito Miyamoto, Masayuki Amano
  • Patent number: 10289850
    Abstract: For supervisor password access based on a key press of a hotkey, systems, apparatus, methods, and program products are disclosed. The apparatus may include a processor that monitors for a key press of a hotkey during a up process, that detects a supervisor password access attempt, that allows access to the supervisor password in response to hotkey being pressed during the boot up process, and that denies access to the supervisor password in response to hotkey not being pressed during the boot up process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Joseph Robert Parker, Mikio Hagiwara, James Patrick Hoff, Eitaroh Kasamatsu
  • Patent number: 10289153
    Abstract: A member for chassis is provided. The member for chassis includes a frame part that is made of a thermoplastic resin bonded to at least a part of an external-form end face of a laminated sheet with an intermediate layer arranged between a pair of fiber reinforced resin sheets. The thermoplastic resin that configures the frame part is extended to a surface of the laminated sheet. An opening is provided on the surface of the laminated sheet that has been covered with the extended thermoplastic resin, and the member for chassis includes an anchor part formed by putting the thermoplastic resin into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Fumitake Mizoguchi, Takehito Yamauchi, Yoshiyuki Shibayama, Yuta Tsuganezawa
  • Patent number: 10289664
    Abstract: For logogram phrase completion from initial strokes, a processor may receive a plurality of initial logogram strokes from an input device. In addition, the processor may identify a logogram phrase based on the plurality of initial logogram strokes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ming Qian, Jian Li, Song Wang, Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10285294
    Abstract: A chassis member for a chassis of an electronic device is disclosed. The chassis member includes an aluminum alloy layer and an alumite layer serving as an outermost layer of the chassis member and disposed on a surface of the aluminum alloy layer. A grain size of an aluminum alloy in the aluminum alloy layer is between 40 ?m and 50 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventor: Tsunenori Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 10283985
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a battery accessible to the processor and that powers the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to predict a discharge amount of the battery that is to occur within a predefined time and, based on the prediction, determine a frequency at which the battery is to be charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight Vanblon, Nathan J. Peterson, John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler