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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180130447
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, device and computer program product are provided that includes a display unit having front and back surfaces. The display unit comprises a flexible display layer having primary and secondary viewing regions formed as a monolithic structure. The primary viewing region is mounted on the front surface of the display unit. The secondary viewing region is folded about at least an edge of the display unit. The electronic device comprises a memory to store program instructions and a processor to execute the program instructions to direct the primary and secondary viewing regions to display first and second content, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Roland Kamakau Albion Alo, JR., Cuong Huy Truong
  • Publication number: 20180120895
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a first housing that includes a first geared edge and a processor; a second housing that includes a second geared edge and an electronic component accessible by the processor; and a link that operatively couples and meshes the first geared edge and the second geared edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Ian Tucker, Samuel Jackson Patterson, Cuong Huy Truong, Ali Kathryn Ent
  • Publication number: 20180120894
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a display unit, a memory storing program instructions, a processor to execute the program instructions in connection with operating the electronic device, and a main body unit housing the memory and processor. The display unit is rotatably mounted to the main body unit. The main body unit has a sidewall divided into first and second sidewall segments that are moved relative to one another corresponding to the main body unit being shifted between active and storage states. An interface component is mounted within the sidewall of the main body unit. The interface component includes members spaced apart from one another by gaps. The members are moved relative to one another between an operative position corresponding to the main body unit in the active state and a collapsed position corresponding to the main body unit in the storage state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventors: Brian William Wallace, Ali Kathryn Ent
  • Patent number: 9952635
    Abstract: A system can include a base that includes a bracket; a board releasably coupled to the base where the board includes at least one processor; and a stop pivotably coupled to the bracket where the stop includes a pivoted orientation that forms a first clearance between the stop and the board that permits movement of the board with respect to the base by a release distance and a stop orientation that limits movement of the board with respect to the base to a distance less than the release distance. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley
  • Publication number: 20180107327
    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: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent
  • Publication number: 20180107242
    Abstract: Electronic apparatuses and electronic subassemblies having integrated stands are provided. An electronic subassembly includes a display device and a housing coupled with the display device. The housing has an integrated stand that encircles an open area and that projects away from the display device. The electronic subassembly also includes a processor disposed in the housing and that controls information displayed on the first display device. The integrated stand pivots relative to the housing and supports the housing at different angles relative to a surface on which the housing is disposed. Another electronic subassembly may be removably coupled with the electronic subassembly having the integrated stand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 9946308
    Abstract: Electronic apparatuses and electronic subassemblies having integrated stands are provided. An electronic subassembly includes a display device and a housing coupled with the display device. The housing has an integrated stand that encircles an open area and that projects away from the display device. The electronic subassembly also includes a processor disposed in the housing and that controls information displayed on the first display device. The integrated stand pivots relative to the housing and supports the housing at different angles relative to a surface on which the housing is disposed. Another electronic subassembly may be removably coupled with the electronic subassembly having the integrated stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 9921612
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including detecting, using a touch sensor, a touch input; and operating, using a control unit, a variable friction hinge to achieve a low friction mode in response to the touch input. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Ian Tucker, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Publication number: 20180052496
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including detecting, using a touch sensor, a touch input; and operating, using a control unit, a variable friction hinge to achieve a low friction mode in response to the touch input. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Publication date: February 22, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Ian Tucker, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Troung
  • Patent number: 9880593
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: a processor; a housing including a plurality of slots; and a single piece card retainer, comprising: a back surface; a front surface comprising a plurality of independent projections, wherein each of the plurality of independent projections is flexible and aligns with a slot of the plurality of slots; and at least two connection points that connect the single piece card retainer to the housing, where the single piece card retainer rotates about the at least two connection points to open and close with respect to the plurality of slots. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Rodrigo Samper, Shuang Li, Chen Jianyang
  • Patent number: 9880586
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system, including: an image display device with a recessed display connector; and an apparatus, the apparatus comprising: a housing, comprising: a base and an upper element; the upper element comprising a groove running lengthwise and open at both ends; a protruding display connector disposed substantially centrally within the groove; and an interface board, within the housing and operatively coupled to the display connector; wherein the image display device is attached to the groove of the apparatus via the recessed and protruding display connector. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Cyan Godfrey, Samuel Jackson Patterson
  • Patent number: 9811183
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a housing containing at least one electrical component for wireless communication with a computer, a touch sensor coupled to the housing that generates signals responsive to a person touching a surface of the touch sensor, and pointing device circuitry coupled to the housing that provides input to the at least one electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Carlson Rane, Cuong Huy Truong, Daniel Jordan Schantz, Ali Kathryn Ent, Matthew Ian Tucker
  • Publication number: 20170285697
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: a processor; a housing including a plurality of slots; and a single piece card retainer, comprising: a back surface; a front surface comprising a plurality of independent projections, wherein each of the plurality of independent projections is flexible and aligns with a slot of the plurality of slots; and at least two connection points that connect the single piece card retainer to the housing, where the single piece card retainer rotates about the at least two connection points to open and close with respect to the plurality of slots. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Rodrigo Samper, Shuang Li, Chen Jianyang
  • Publication number: 20170242322
    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: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Cyan Godfrey, Ali Kathryn Ent, Peter Carlson Rane, Thomas Perelli, Matthew Ian Tucker, Samuel Jackson Patterson
  • Patent number: 9740247
    Abstract: A system can include a chassis; a board operatively coupled to the chassis where the board includes card slots aligned along respective parallel planes and circuitry operatively coupled to the slots; a retainer; and a bracket operatively coupled to the chassis where the bracket includes a guide that guides rotation of the retainer to and translation of the retainer along a plane orthogonal to the parallel planes. Various other apparatuses, systems, methods, etc., are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Timothy Samuel Farrow, Ali Kathryn Ent, Shuang Li, Albert Vincent Makley, Sean Hilliard
  • Publication number: 20170227986
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system, including: an image display device with a recessed display connector; and an apparatus, the apparatus comprising: a housing, comprising: a base and an upper element; the upper element comprising a groove running lengthwise and open at both ends; a protruding display connector disposed substantially centrally within the groove; and an interface board, within the housing and operatively coupled to the display connector; wherein the image display device is attached to the groove of the apparatus via the recessed and protruding display connector. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Cyan Godfrey, Samuel Jackson Patterson
  • Publication number: 20170227997
    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: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Cyan Godfrey, Cuong Huy Truong, Ali Kathryn Ent, Thomas Perelli
  • Publication number: 20170227989
    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: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: Ali Kathryn Ent, Cyan Godfrey, Cuong Huy Truong, Peter Carlson Rane, Samuel Jackson Patterson
  • Publication number: 20170227984
    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: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Publication date: August 10, 2017
    Inventors: David Wayne Hill, Cuong Huy Truong, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cyan Godfrey, Matthew Ian Tucker