Patents by Inventor Ali Kathryn Ent

Ali Kathryn Ent 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: 10261606
    Abstract: An electronic assembly includes an expandable input device having a display, different touch sensitive surfaces, and one or more processors. The input device transitions from a collapsed state having a first touch sensitive surface to an expanded state having a larger, second touch sensitive surface. The one or more processors detect touch of the touch sensitive surfaces of the input device and performing an operation based on the touch that is detected and display a result of the operation on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent
  • Patent number: 10216068
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: an arm; a head that attaches to the arm; the head comprising a camera; and a base attached to the arm; the base including: a power and data connector; a device operatively coupled to the power and data connector; wherein the camera shares the power and data connector with the device of the base. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Signapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Cyan Godfrey, Ali Kathryn Ent, Peter Carlson Rane, Thomas Perelli, Matthew Ian Tucker, Samuel Jackson Patterson
  • Patent number: 10198039
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a first housing that includes a first display operatively coupled to the processor; a second housing that includes a keyboard, a second display and a detachable pointing device adjacent to the second display; and a hinge assembly that operatively couples the first housing to the second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Gerard Francis Muenkel
  • Patent number: 10180707
    Abstract: A computing system can include a computing system chassis that includes a front end and a back end; a drive that includes a side that includes a mounting feature; and a drive bay chassis operatively coupled to the computing system chassis where the drive bay chassis includes at least one drive bay accessible via the front end of the computing system chassis, a bracket and a latch operatively coupled to the bracket and disposed between the front end and the back end of the computing system chassis where the bracket moves responsive to contact with the side of the drive during translation of the drive into one of the at least one drive bay to engage the bracket and the mounting feature and wherein the latch is movable to disengage the bracket and the mounting feature for translation of the drive out of the at least one drive bay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley, Sean Hilliard
  • Publication number: 20180373294
    Abstract: A device can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a display housing that includes a display operatively coupled to the processor; a keyboard housing that includes a keyboard on a keyboard side, a first interface on an opposing exterior side that couples to an expansion module and a second interface on an exterior hinge assembly side that couples to a docking station; and a hinge assembly that operatively couples the display housing to the keyboard housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2017
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 10152094
    Abstract: A device can include a first housing that includes a first thickness; a second housing that comprises a second thickness; and a hinge assembly that couples the first and second housings where the hinge assembly includes two hollow axles operatively coupled to the second housing; a coupling mechanism that couples the two hollow axles; two axles, each received by a respective bore of one of the hollow axles, operatively coupled to the first housing; and a coupling mechanism that couples the two axles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Holung, Michael Joseph Browne, Jr., Matthew Ian Tucker, Tin-Lup Wong, Bouziane Yebka, Ali Kathryn Ent
  • Patent number: 10139855
    Abstract: In one aspect, a case includes at least one exterior surface, at least one compartment internal to the exterior surface and in which at least one system component cars be placed, a strap removably engageable with the exterior surface, and a cable coupled to the strap that is useable to transmit at least one of data and power between two devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Carlson Rane, Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Lisa Marie L. Ferrell
  • Patent number: 10120422
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system, including: a base module housing comprising a top, a bottom, and at least one lateral edge comprising a top side and a bottom side, the base module housing comprising: a processor; a memory device operatively coupled to the processor; and at least one connector, disposed at the top side of the base module housing, for facilitating electrical connections; and a cap module housing comprising a top, a bottom, at least one lateral edge comprising a top side and a bottom side, the cap module housing comprising: at least one receiver, disposed at the bottom side of the cap module housing, for receiving at least one connector; wherein the base module housing and cap module housing are vertically connectable using at least one latch mechanism; wherein at least a portion of the at least one latch mechanism is disposed at the top side of the base module housing; and wherein at least a portion of the at least one latch mechanism is disposed at the bottom side of the cap module housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Cyan Godfrey, Cuong Huy Truong, Ali Kathryn Ent, Thomas Perelli
  • Patent number: 10114408
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a display stand, including: a base supporting a dock; the dock having: a front that accommodates a display panel; a front face that extends upward from the front; and a back face that is substantially opposite to the front face; the back face including a cover that repositions to reveal an internal cavity disposed within the dock; the dock further including a surface forming a wall of the internal cavity, the surface having one or more power and data connectors. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Cyan Godfrey, Cuong Huy Truong, Peter Carlson Rane, Samuel Jackson Patterson
  • Patent number: 10101777
    Abstract: A device can include a processor; memory operatively coupled to the processor; a display housing that includes a display operatively coupled to the processor; a keyboard housing that includes a keyboard operatively coupled to the processor, a retractable camera operatively coupled to the processor, and a socket mechanism that translates the retractable camera between a retracted state and an extended state; and a hinge that couples the display housing to the keyboard housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Ian Tucker, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Peter Carlson Rane
  • Publication number: 20180292866
    Abstract: A device can include a processor; memory operatively coupled to the processor; a display housing that includes a display operatively coupled to the processor; a keyboard housing that includes a keyboard operatively coupled to the processor, a retractable camera operatively coupled to the processor, and a socket mechanism that translates the retractable camera between a retracted state and an extended state; and a hinge that couples the display housing to the keyboard housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Ian Tucker, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Peter Carlson Rane
  • Patent number: 10049059
    Abstract: In one aspect, a first device includes a housing, at least one system component housed by the housing, a connector coupled to the housing that engages with a second device for exchange, between the first device and the second device, of at least one of data and power, and a first magnet coupled to the housing. The first magnet is coupled to the housing so that a first pole of the first magnet faces away from the first device to repel a first pole of a second magnet coupled to the second device when the first device is juxtaposed next to the second device in a first orientation relative to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Carlson Rane, Ali Kathryn Ent, Thomas Perelli, Vincent Charles Conzola
  • Patent number: 10027946
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments herein an electronic device is provided comprising a housing, a display, and a camera assembly including a camera and an articulating support that includes a base and a main leg joined to the base. The base and main leg movably coupled to the housing wherein movement of the articulating support defines camera alignment paths followed by the camera when moving between a retracted position and active positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Christopher Miles Osborne, Cuong Huy Truong, David Wayne Hill
  • Publication number: 20180188775
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a display housing that includes a display operatively coupled to the processor; a keyboard housing; a palm rest housing; a first hinge assembly that operatively couples the keyboard housing to the display housing; and a second hinge assembly that operatively couples the palm rest housing to the keyboard housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Matthew Ian Tucker
  • Publication number: 20180188773
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a first housing that includes a first display operatively coupled to the processor; a second housing that includes a keyboard, a second display and a detachable pointing device adjacent to the second display; and a hinge assembly that operatively couples the first housing to the second housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Gerard Francis Muenkel
  • Publication number: 20180188774
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a first housing that includes a first display operatively coupled to the processor and a transparent window; a second housing that includes a keyboard and a second display; and a hinge assembly that operatively couples the first housing to the second housing to transition from a closed, clamshell orientation to an open, clamshell orientation where, in the closed, clamshell orientation, the transparent window overlays at least a portion of the second display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Gerard Francis Muenkel, Thomas Perelli
  • Publication number: 20180184185
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a first housing that includes a processor and memory accessible by the processor; a second housing; a speaker accessible by the processor; and a hinge assembly that rotatably couples the first housing and the second housing where the first housing and the second housing include a 0 degree angle of rotation, closed orientation and a 360 degree angle of rotation, tablet orientation and where the hinge assembly includes an opening for the speaker that rotates responsive to rotation of the first housing and the second housing via the hinge assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Thomas Perelli
  • Publication number: 20180164910
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; and a display housing, a keyboard housing and a hinge assembly that rotatably couples the display housing and the keyboard housing where the keyboard housing includes a hinge assembly end, a front end, a left side and a right side; a keyboard that includes a spacebar, an S key, an L key and an S-to-L key distance; and a touchpad disposed between the spacebar and the front end that extends a left side to right side distance greater than the S-to-L key distance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Publication date: June 14, 2018
    Inventor: Ali Kathryn Ent
  • Patent number: 9996124
    Abstract: A system can include a board that includes a chipset that includes a processor; an edge connector housing and card lock assembly mounted to the board where the edge connector housing and card lock assembly includes a tongue that includes an axle and a latch rotatable about the axle for orientation in a locked state and in an unlocked state; and a video card operatively coupled to the processor where the video card includes a graphics processor and an edge received by the edge connector housing and card lock assembly and where the video card includes a prong wherein, in the locked state, an extension of the latch is disposed between a surface of the prong and a surface of the tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Jianyang Chen
  • Patent number: 9996106
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a mount accessory, including: a central part having a centrally located hinge; two long edges that are hingedly attached to the centrally located hinge and extend from the central part; each of the two long edges including a ledge having a connector therein; and a centrally located connector disposed in the central part. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: David Wayne Hill, Cuong Huy Truong, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cyan Godfrey, Matthew Ian Tucker