Patents by Inventor Matthew Ian Tucker

Matthew Ian Tucker 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: 10365686
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Ian Tucker, Samuel Jackson Patterson, Cuong Huy Truong, Ali Kathryn Ent
  • Patent number: 10345866
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a first housing that includes the processor and a first magnetic edge that includes a first engagement surface; and a second housing that includes an electronic component accessible by the processor and a second magnetic edge that includes a second engagement surface that engages the first engagement surface to pivotably couple the first housing and second housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Ian Tucker, Joseph David Plunkett, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 10218942
    Abstract: A device can include a processor; memory operatively coupled to the processor; a display operatively coupled to the processor; a camera that includes circuitry that operatively couples to the processor and that includes a mount that positions the camera in a deployed state; and a housing that includes a camera socket that receives the camera in an undeployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Ian Tucker, Cuong Huy Truong
  • 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: 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20180295328
    Abstract: A device can include a processor; memory operatively coupled to the processor; a display operatively coupled to the processor; a camera that includes circuitry that operatively couples to the processor and that includes a mount that positions the camera in a deployed state; and a housing that includes a camera socket that receives the camera in an undeployed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2017
    Publication date: October 11, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Ian Tucker, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Publication number: 20180224897
    Abstract: An apparatus can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a first housing that includes the processor and a first magnetic edge that includes a first engagement surface; and a second housing that includes an electronic component accessible by the processor and a second magnetic edge that includes a second engagement surface that engages the first engagement surface to pivotably couple the first housing and second housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Matthew Ian Tucker, Joseph David Plunkett, Cuong Huy Truong
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9696761
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a system, including: a module housing comprising a top, a bottom, and at least one lateral edge comprising a top side, a bottom side, and at least one lateral side; at least one display device element disposed at a lateral side of the module housing; and at least one display device operatively coupled to the at least one display device element; wherein the module housing is connectable to another module housing using at least one latch mechanism; wherein at least a portion of the latch mechanism is disposed at the bottom side of the module housing; and wherein at least another portion of the latch mechanism is disposed at the top side of the module housing. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Cuong Huy Truong, David Wayne Hill, Cyan Godfrey, Ali Kathryn Ent, Matthew Ian Tucker
  • Publication number: 20170185177
    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: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: June 29, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Carlson Rane, Cuong Huy Truong, Daniel Jordan Schantz, Ali Kathryn Ent, Matthew Ian Tucker