Patents by Inventor Scott Wentao Li

Scott Wentao Li 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).

  • Publication number: 20190313534
    Abstract: A method and device are provided. The device includes a system component that has a circuit board that includes a cable connection portion. The cable connection portion is disposed on and extends along a mounting surface, and includes board pads disposed on the mounting surface within the cable connection portion. The board pads define corresponding board contact surfaces for electrical coupling with connector pads, and include a board adhesive material disposed on the corresponding board contact surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Robert James Norton, JR., Russell Speight VanBlon, Scott Wentao Li
  • Publication number: 20190310622
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for implementing zonal access rights for drones. The methods and apparatus broadcast zonal access rights from a wireless zonal access (WZA) apparatus in connection with a local environment. The zonal access rights indicate device permissions granted in connection with the local environment for an electronically-controlled mobile (ECM) device. Methods and apparatus are provided that receive a broadcast message at an ECM device, obtain zonal access rights from the broadcast message, determine device permissions granted for the ECM device in connection with a local environment based on the zonal access rights and manage operation of the ECM device relative to the local environment based on the zonal access rights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Publication date: October 10, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Wentao Li, Zhenglong Bai, Matthew Carl Etter, Marco Alberto Gonzalez
  • Publication number: 20190303477
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for excluding search results based on relevance. A method includes identifying, by a processor, one or more search results that are not relevant to a search query. The one or more search results may be received in response to performing the search query using one or more search keywords. The method includes determining one or more exclusion characteristics of the one or more search results that are identified as not being relevant to the search query. The method includes updating the one or more search results based on the one or more exclusion characteristics of the non-relevant search results such that search results that comprise the one or more exclusion characteristics are excluded from the search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury, Scott Wentao Li, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Publication number: 20190302844
    Abstract: A docking component can include a cross-member that includes a first end, an opposing second end, circuitry and at least one port operatively coupled to the circuitry; a first end wall at the first end of the cross-member; a second end wall at the second end of the cross-member, where the second end wall includes at least one connector that is operatively coupled to the circuitry; and a translation mechanism that translates the at least one connector from an unlocked state to a locked state that engages the at least one connector and a corresponding at least one connector of an information handling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Scott Wentao Li, Robert James Norton, JR., Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10431139
    Abstract: For screen color calibration, a calibration screen is disposed within a computer. An optical sensor adjacent to the calibration screen measures a calibration color of the calibration screen. A screen color of the screen is calibrated using the calibration color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury, Scott Wentao Li, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Publication number: 20190278627
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for executing applications prior to user login. A method includes tracking, by a processor, a user's usage pattern of an information handling device over a period of time while the user uses the information handling device. The method includes predicting a time that the user is likely to login to the information handling device based on the user's usage pattern of the information handling device. The method includes executing one or more applications that the user is likely to use at the predicted time, based on the user's usage pattern, prior to the user logging into information handling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Publication date: September 12, 2019
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury, Scott Wentao Li, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10397358
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and program products are disclosed for pre-caching streaming content. One apparatus includes a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to determine to perform pre-caching of streaming content. The code is also executable by the processor to determine a streaming content to pre-cache. The code is executable by the processor to pre-cache the streaming content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Scott Wentao Li, Joaquin F. Luna
  • Patent number: 10387570
    Abstract: For supplementing digital text with multimedia effects, systems, apparatus, and methods are disclosed. The apparatus includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code includes code that determines a current reading position, determines a narrative context based on the current reading position, selects a multimedia effect based on the narrative context, and presents the multimedia effect to a user. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes an image sensor that receives image data and determines the current reading position based on the image data. In other embodiments, the apparatus may determine the current reading position based on biometric position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, James Anthony Hunt, Scott Wentao Li
  • Publication number: 20190251746
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: displaying, using at least one processor, augmented reality content; determining, using a processor, a context associated with a user; and adjusting, based on the context and without additional user input, at least one characteristic of the augmented reality content. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Robert James Kapinos, Scott Wentao Li, Robert James Norton, JR.
  • Publication number: 20190253324
    Abstract: In one aspect, a first device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage includes instructions executable by the processor to receive, via a digital assistant, input pertaining a second device joining a network. The instructions are also executable by the processor to use the input to assist the second device in joining the network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Scott Wentao Li, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10349714
    Abstract: Methods and devices are provided for a handheld electronic device. The device comprises a processor, memory storing program instructions accessible by the processor to operate the electronic device, and a housing including a back surface and a peripheral edge. The housing includes one or more grooves. A gripping element is provided within the groove. The gripping element includes a textured surface that is recessed within the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Russell Speight VanBlon, Scott Wentao Li, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury
  • Patent number: 10354573
    Abstract: For screen color calibration is disclosed, a camera is disposed in a bezel of a computer. A mirror reflects light from a screen of the computer to the camera. A target is visible by the camera. A processor compares an image of the mirror and an image of the target captured by the camera. The processor further calibrates the screen color of the screen to match the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Robert James Kapinos, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury, Scott Wentao Li, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10338636
    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; a hinge assembly that operatively couples the display housing and the keyboard housing for transitions between an closed orientation, an open orientation and a folded orientation; and wireless communication circuitry that, in a wireless keyboard mode of the folded orientation, operatively couples to the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott Wentao Li, Robert James Kapinos, Russell Speight VanBlon, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury
  • 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: 10275047
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a processor, an infrared (IR) detector accessible to the processor and that receives signals from a primary IR emitter on a hand-held device and a secondary IR emitter on the hand-held device, a projector accessible to the processor, a transceiver accessible to the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to use a location of the secondary IR emitter as sensed by the IR detector and orientation data of the hand-held device received from the transceiver to extrapolate a handwriting projection reference. The instructions are also executable to use the handwriting projection reference to project handwriting onto a projected whiteboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott Wentao Li, Stephen Paul Floyd, Brian Keith Hardbarger, Jennifer Jyi Shue
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190086955
    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; a hinge assembly that operatively couples the display housing and the keyboard housing for transitions between an closed orientation, an open orientation and a folded orientation; and wireless communication circuitry that, in a wireless keyboard mode of the folded orientation, operatively couples to the keyboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2017
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Wentao Li, Robert James Kapinos, Russell Speight VanBlon, Timothy Winthrop Kingsbury
  • Publication number: 20190079944
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and computer program products that can anonymously share digital files are disclosed. Various embodiments of an apparatus include a processor of an information handling device and memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code can cause the processor to match a first client to one or more digital files provided by a second client based on a content signature in each of the one or more digital files and notify the first client of a match. The first client can be anonymous to the second client and/or the second client maybe anonymous to the first client. A method and program product can also perform the functions of the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, John Weldon Nicholson, Ming Qian, Song Wang, Scott Wentao Li
  • Publication number: 20190043474
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, device and computer program product are provided. The method, device and computer program product utilize textual machine learning to analyze textual content to identify narratives for associated content segments of the textual content. The method, device and computer program further utilize textual machine learning to designate character models for the corresponding narratives and generate an audio rendering of the textual content utilizing the character models in connection with the corresponding narratives for the associated content segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy Robert Kingsbury, Robert James Kapinos, Scott Wentao Li, Russell Speight VanBlon