Patents by Inventor Peter Carlson Rane

Peter Carlson Rane 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 20170220067
    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: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Publication date: August 3, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Carlson Rane, Thomas Perelli, Ali Kathryn Ent, Cuong Huy Truong, Lisa Marie L. Ferrell
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20170179640
    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: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Publication date: June 22, 2017
    Inventors: Peter Carlson Rane, Ali Kathryn Ent, Thomas Perelli, Vincent Charles Conzola
  • Patent number: 9594893
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, at a touch sensitive surface of an information handling device, user input including at least one multi-touch input; said detecting comprising detecting two or more substantially simultaneous user inputs to the touch sensitive surface; associating, using a processor, a number with the at least one multi-touch input; determining, using the processor, if the user input matches expected user input; and responsive to determining a match, authenticating a user. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Feng, James Anthony Hunt, David Rivera, Peter Carlson Rane
  • Publication number: 20150338920
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus includes a housing, a haptic element on at least a portion of the housing that has a non-discrete configuration and at least a first discrete configuration, a processor, a touch-enabled display operatively coupled to the processor, and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to initiate a function at the apparatus, and at least in part in response to initiation of the function, actuate a portion of the haptic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Publication date: November 26, 2015
    Inventors: Xin Feng, Peter Carlson Rane
  • Patent number: 9182823
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus includes a housing, a haptic element on at least a portion of the housing that has a non-discrete configuration and at least a first discrete configuration, a processor, a touch-enabled display operatively coupled to the processor, and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to initiate a function at the apparatus, and at least in part in response to initiation of the function, actuate a portion of the haptic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Feng, Peter Carlson Rane
  • Publication number: 20150205354
    Abstract: In one aspect, an apparatus includes a housing, a haptic element on at least a portion of the housing that has a non-discrete configuration and at least a first discrete configuration, a processor, a touch-enabled display operatively coupled to the processor, and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to initiate a function at the apparatus, and at least in part in response to initiation of the function, actuate a portion of the haptic element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 23, 2015
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Feng, Peter Carlson Rane
  • Publication number: 20150199504
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, at a touch sensitive surface of an information handling device, user input including at least one multi-touch input; said detecting comprising detecting two or more substantially simultaneous user inputs to the touch sensitive surface; associating, using a processor, a number with the at least one multi-touch input; determining, using the processor, if the user input matches expected user input; and responsive to determining a match, authenticating a user. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Feng, James Anthony Hunt, David Rivera, Peter Carlson Rane