Patents by Inventor Aaron Michael Stewart

Aaron Michael Stewart has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10248189
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus includes a housing, a processor coupled to the housing, a display coupled to the housing and accessible to the processor, and storage coupled to the housing and accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to determine that at least one condition is satisfied for presentation of a virtual reality object to control a device different from the apparatus. The instructions are also executable by the processor to present the virtual reality object on the display responsive to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksler, Aaron Michael Stewart, John Carl Mese, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Publication number: 20180367669
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: engaging, at an information handing device, in a conversational session with a user; receiving an input from a source other than the user during the conversational session; and performing, at the information handling device, an action related to the conversational input in response to the received input. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Publication date: December 20, 2018
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Daryl Cromer, Ming Qian, Song Wang, David Alexander Schwarz, Aaron Michael Stewart, Lincoln Penn Hancock, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Jeffrey E. Skinner
  • Patent number: 10133368
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: accepting, at an input and display device, an ink stroke provided to an input overlay application; providing a display of the ink stroke on the input and display device; converting the ink stroke input into a converted input for an underlying application; providing the converted input to the underlying application; detecting a user input associated with the converted input; and reverting to the ink stroke on the input and display device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianbang Zhang, Steven Richard Perrin, Russell Speight VanBlon, Joshua Neil Novak, Bradley Park Strazisar, Sarah Jane E Cox, John Weldon Nicholson, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Aaron Michael Stewart
  • Patent number: 10120561
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for a maximum speed criterion for a velocity gesture. The apparatus includes an input sensor, a processor, and a memory. The apparatus also includes a detection module that detects fulfillment of velocity gesture criteria on the input sensor in communication with the processor. The velocity gesture criteria may include a movement below a maximum speed. The apparatus also includes an initiation module that initiates a velocity gesture function in response to the detection module detecting fulfillment of the velocity gesture criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Stewart, Thomas John Sluchak
  • Publication number: 20180314882
    Abstract: For sorting and displaying digital notes on a digital whiteboard, an apparatus is disclosed. A system, method, and program product also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus for sorting and displaying digital notes on a digital whiteboard includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores code executable by the processor. The processor receives a plurality of digital notes, identifies a plurality of categories, and sorts each digital note with at least one category based on metadata associated with each digital note. The processor displays, on the digital whiteboard, each of the plurality of digital notes at a location based on the at least one category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Publication date: November 1, 2018
    Inventors: Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Lincoln Penn Hancock, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Aaron Michael Stewart
  • Patent number: 10082891
    Abstract: A system can include a processor; a memory device having memory accessible by the processor; a touchpad operatively coupled to the processor; a display nonoverlapping the touchpad and operatively coupled to the processor; and instructions stored in the memory and executable by the processor where the instructions include instructions to instruct the system to: associate different individual gestures with different individual touchpad operational modes, select one of the touchpad operational modes responsive to receipt via the touchpad of an associated one of the gestures, and control rendering of a graphic to the display wherein the graphic includes a touchpad field and a control field associated with the selected one of the touchpad operational modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Feng, Aaron Michael Stewart, Mei-Wen Sun
  • Patent number: 10048805
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a left optical trackpad that, responsive to object sensing, outputs a left optical trackpad signal; a right optical trackpad that, responsive to object sensing, outputs a right optical trackpad signal; assignment circuitry that assigns a status to the optical trackpads that is a right hand dominant status or a left hand dominant status; and control circuitry that outputs one or more commands based at least in part on the status and at least one of the right optical trackpad signal and the left optical trackpad signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Julie Anne Gordon, James S. Rutledge, Bradley Park Strazisar, Aaron Michael Stewart, Jay Wesley Johnson
  • Patent number: 10048862
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and program product is disclosed for on-screen keyboard management. A touch screen displays an on-screen keyboard, a processor is operatively coupled to the touch screen, and a memory stores code executable by the processor. The code determines a duration associated with a key event in response to a key press on the on-screen keyboard, and ignores the key press in response to determining that the duration associated with the key event satisfies a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Stewart, Lance Warren Cassidy, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu
  • Publication number: 20180204187
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an indication of users present in a meeting room at a current time, responsive to a user being in the meeting room, obtaining user identification information corresponding to the detected user in the meeting room, obtaining a schedule for the meeting room identifying users invited to attend a meeting during a current time period, comparing the identifications of the detected users to the invited users to determine if an invited user is in the meeting room, applying a first wait policy responsive to no invited user being in the meeting room, and responsive to successful application of the first wait policy, releasing the meeting room to permit the meeting room to be booked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Stewart, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Lincoln Penn Hancock
  • Patent number: 10025915
    Abstract: A method including receiving sensed information corresponding to a contact signature of a user holding a device, generating a contact signature from the sensed information, comparing the contact signature to a library of contact signatures, and authenticating the user based on the comparison to provide access to functions on the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Stewart, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Lance Warren Cassidy, James Stephen Rutledge
  • Patent number: 10007421
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method including: detecting, at a touch surface, at least two points of contact of a hand of a user; identifying, based on a configuration of the at least two points of contact, an input provided by the user as handwriting input; and displaying, on a display screen, the handwriting input, wherein the handwriting input is identified as being input at a location relative to the at least two points of contact of the hand of the user. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Aaron Michael Stewart, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas Ryan Cook
  • Patent number: 9998665
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: obtaining, using one or more sensors of a device, contextual data relating to a picture taking context; assigning, using a processor, the contextual data to a predetermined picture taking context; and selecting a camera from two or more cameras of the device based on the predetermined picture taking context. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Aaron Michael Stewart, Robert James Kapinos, Christopher Miles Osborne, Michael William Stuart Ripp
  • Patent number: 9990117
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a display accessible to the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to present a first portion of a user interface (UI) on the display and receive user input to present an expanded view of the UI and/or to pan within the UI. The instructions are also executable to, in response to receipt of the user input present the expanded view of the UI and present, in the expanded view, an indication of a location of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Ryan Cook, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Aaron Michael Stewart, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 9953643
    Abstract: Systems and methods that provide for voice command devices that receive sound but do not transfer the voice data beyond the system unless certain voice-filtering criteria have been met are described herein. In addition, embodiments provide devices that support voice command operation while external voice data transmission is in mute operation mode. As such, devices according to embodiments may process voice data locally responsive to the voice data matching voice-filtering criteria. Furthermore, systems and methods are described herein involving voice command devices that capture sound and analyze it in real-time on a word-by-word basis and decide whether to handle the voice data locally, transmit it externally, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Howard Locker, Daryl Cromer, Scott Edwards Kelso, Aaron Michael Stewart
  • Patent number: 9922635
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, using one or more audio capture devices, nuisance audio; receiving, from one or more device sensors, contextual information; determining a mitigating audio signal based on the nuisance audio and contextual information; thereafter, emitting, from one or more audio source devices, mitigating audio into an interior space. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Stewart, Rod D. Waltermann
  • Publication number: 20180032125
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus includes a housing, a processor coupled to the housing, a display coupled to the housing and accessible to the processor, and storage coupled to the housing and accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to determine that at least one condition is satisfied for presentation of a virtual reality object to control a device different from the apparatus. The instructions are also executable by the processor to present the virtual reality object on the display responsive to the determination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 1, 2018
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksler, Aaron Michael Stewart, John Carl Mese, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 9874992
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, comprising: displaying text data on a display device; receiving, using a processor, a user input positioning a cursor within the text data; and displaying, on a preview pane, at least a portion of the text data in which the cursor is positioned. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Skinner, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Aaron Michael Stewart
  • Publication number: 20170357403
    Abstract: For controlling a cursor using a force vector input by a user touch, an apparatus is disclosed. A system, method, and program product also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus for controlling a cursor using a force vector input by a user touch includes a force sensor operatively coupled to a surface, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor to: measure a force vector input by a user touch at the surface, the force vector including a magnitude and a direction, translate the magnitude into a cursor velocity, and control movements of a cursor based on the cursor velocity and the determined direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Publication date: December 14, 2017
    Inventors: Matthew Joseph Geary, Lincoln Penn Hancock, Wesley Abram Luttrell, Christopher Miles Osborne, Jeffrey E. Skinner, Thomas John Sluchak, Aaron Michael Stewart, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu
  • Publication number: 20170345396
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a display accessible to the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to identify a location of at least one fold line along which the display is folded, where a first display zone is established on a first side of the fold line and a second display zone is established on a second side of the fold line. The instructions are also executable to, based on identification of the location of the at least one fold line, establish a first display mode in the first display zone and a second display mode in the second display zone, where the first display mode is different from the second display mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Publication date: November 30, 2017
    Inventors: JONATHAN JEN-WEI YU, AARON MICHAEL STEWART, TAKUMI IMAI, KEITA ISHII
  • Patent number: 9823748
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: accepting, at an input component of an information handling device, input of a user; identifying, using a processor, the input of the user as controlling input; determining, using a processor, one or more control factors associated with the controlling input; classifying, using a processor, the controlling input as one of a permissible control action and an impermissible control action for an application running on the information handling device based on the one or more control factors; and performing an action selected from the group consisting of: accepting, at the input component, confirming input; and providing feedback to one or more users. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Aaron Michael Stewart, Corinna Paine Proctor