Patents by Inventor Russell Speight VanBlon

Russell Speight VanBlon 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: 10321204
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: playing, on a display device, video content; providing, using at least one speaker, audio content associated with the video content; obtaining, from an external source, data relating to playback context; determining, using a processor, that the data relating to playback context is associated with a reduced audibility context; and providing, on the display device, textual data associated with dialog of the video content. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Neal Robert Caliendo, Jr., Russell Speight VanBlon, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Publication number: 20190173303
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a battery accessible to the processor and that powers the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to predict a discharge amount of the battery that is to occur within a predefined time and, based on the prediction, determine a frequency at which the battery is to be charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: June 6, 2019
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson, John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 10296207
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: providing, on an input and display device, an input field overlay application occupying an initial area of the input and display device, the input field overlay application overlaying an input field of an underlying application; accepting, using the input and display device, one or more handwriting input strokes provided to the input field overlay application; and resizing, on the input and display device, the initial area. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, John Weldon Nicholson, Jianbang Zhang, Joshua Neil Novak, Jon Wayne Heim
  • Patent number: 10298769
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: employing a first device for a call; automatically detecting a transfer requirement between the first device and a second device; and transferring, from the first device to the second device, the call in response to the detecting. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese
  • Publication number: 20190148960
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a battery accessible to the processor and that powers the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to predict a discharge amount of the battery that is to occur within a predefined time and, based on the prediction, determine a frequency at which the battery is to be charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson, John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Publication number: 20190148959
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a battery accessible to the processor and that powers the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to predict a discharge amount of the battery that is to occur within a predefined time and, based on the prediction, determine a frequency at which the battery is to be charged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson, John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Publication number: 20190147217
    Abstract: A device can include a fingerprint reader that generates fingerprint data representative of a fingerprint of a finger; circuitry that authenticates the fingerprint via an authentication process and that identifies a change of the fingerprint based at least in part on the generated fingerprint data and historical fingerprint data; and circuitry that, responsive to the identification of the change of the fingerprint, revises the authentication process based at least in part on at least a portion of the received fingerprint data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Scott Wentao Li, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10283985
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a battery accessible to the processor and that powers the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to predict a discharge amount of the battery that is to occur within a predefined time and, based on the prediction, determine a frequency at which the battery is to be charged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight Vanblon, Nathan J. Peterson, John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 10282908
    Abstract: In one aspect, a first device includes a housing, a processor coupled to the housing, a first 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 present, on the first display, a virtual object. The instructions are also executable by the processor to visually indicate, on the first display, whether the virtual object is observable via a second display of a second device that is different from the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Justin Tyler Dubs
  • Patent number: 10284910
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for powering-on devices based on remote control movement. A method includes detecting, by a processor, that a remote control device is moving based on data from one or more sensors communicatively coupled to the remote control device. The method includes transmitting, wirelessly from the remote control device, a power-on signal to one or more information handling devices in response to the movement of the remote control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 10282082
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a touch-enabled display, an accelerometer, a processor, and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to present, on the touch-enabled display, a keyboard in a first configuration and to receive at least one signal from the accelerometer. The instructions are also executable to present the keyboard in a second configuration different from the first configuration at least in part in response to receipt of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Arnold S. Weksler, Russell Speight Vanblon, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10277402
    Abstract: For digitally signing a document, an apparatus, method, and computer program product are disclosed. The apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code, executable by the processor, including code that: detects a trigger, searches a digital document for a user signature in response to the trigger, and applies a digital signature to the digital document in response to the digital document including a user signature. In some embodiments, the digital signature may be based on the user signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Grigori Zaitsev, Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10276154
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at a device, user input; identifying, using a processor, elements included in the user input; determining, using a processor, that at least one of the identified elements renders the user input ambiguous; identifying, using a processor, a source of context data; accessing, using a processor, context data associated with the user input from the source of context data; disambiguating, using a processor, the user input based on the context data associated with the user input; and forming, using a processor, an altered input based on the disambiguating. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Suzanne Marion Beaumont, Russell Speight VanBlon, Douglas Warren Robinson
  • Publication number: 20190121300
    Abstract: A watch can include a processor; memory operatively coupled to the processor; a display operatively coupled to the processor; an environmental sensor that generates sensor information; circuitry that selects a watch face from a plurality of different watch faces based at least in part on at least a portion of the sensor information; and circuitry that renders the selected watch face to the display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 10269377
    Abstract: A device includes a processor and a memory accessible to the processor and bearing instructions executable by the processor to process an audible input sequence provided by a user of the device, determine that a pause in providing the audible input sequence has occurred at least partially based on a first signal from at least one camera communicating with the device, cease to process the audible input sequence responsive to a determination that the pause has occurred, determine that providing the audible input sequence has resumed based at least partially based on a second signal from the camera, and resume processing of the audible input sequence responsive to a determination that providing the audible input sequence has resumed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Suzanne Marion Beaumont, Rod David Waltermann
  • Patent number: 10264457
    Abstract: For automatically providing wireless network access to a guest, a method includes identifying an authorized guest of a provider of a wireless network, determining a distance between the authorized guest and the wireless network, and providing an access credential to the authorized guest in response to the authorized guest being within a predetermined distance of the wireless network. Identifying an authorized guest of the provider may include accessing a social networking account of the provider and identifying a social network connection of the provider from the social networking account, wherein the authorized guest is a social network connection of the provider. The wireless network may be a secured wireless network, wherein the access credential includes a wireless network identifier and a password for the secured wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, John Carl Mese, Russell Speight VanBlon, Rod D. Waltermann, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 10262446
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the at least one processor to present virtual objects of a virtual rendition on a display accessible to the processor and alter presentation of the virtual rendition based on the existence of a real-world object identified by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury, Russell Speight VanBlon, Scott Wentao Li, Jonathan Gaither Knox, Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10257631
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method including: receiving, using a microphone of an electronic device, user audio input; detecting, using a processor, at least one factor that impacts quality of the audio input received; and notifying, using an output device of the electronic device, a user of an event associated with the at least one factor. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott Wentao Li, Russell Speight VanBlon, Robert James Kapinos, Joaquin F. Luna
  • Patent number: 10257363
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at a first device, a user input; determining, at the first device, a second device is capable of responding to the user input; resolving, using a processor, a target device from among the first device and the second device; and executing, using the target device, a command in response to the user input. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Carl Mese, Arnold S. Weksler, Nathan J. Peterson, Rod D. Waltermann, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10254936
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a processor and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to receive user input into the apparatus implicating an output in response, and present the response on a device separate and apart from the apparatus instead of presenting the response on the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Suzanne Marion Beaumont, Russell Speight VanBlon, Rod D. Waltermann