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Method to adjust thresholds adaptively via analysis of user's typing

Disclosed is a method for determining an intentional touching event on a touchscreen, including a touchscreen virtual keyboard, by individualizing and/or adjusting a touch signal threshold value to obtain a calibrated value, wherein the touch signal threshold value is used in determining an intentional touching event by determining if a... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Device interruption

Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for interrupting a device. A method includes detecting, by use of a processor, an interrupt cue in response to input received from the one or more sensors. The method further includes determining one or more actively executing applications on an information handling... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Verifying integrity of physical documents

For ensuring the integrity of a physical document, an apparatus is disclosed. A system, method, and program product also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus for ensuring the integrity of a physical document includes a processor, a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The processor identifies... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Transaction based message security

Apparatuses, systems, methods, and program products are disclosed for transaction based networks security. A data module determines a set of data that is common between a first device and a second device. A key module generates, on a first device, a communication key based on a set of data. A... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Activity powered band device

A method provides a band, including: placing an energy harvesting mechanism within a deformable band; the energy harvesting mechanism being placed to transform deformation of the deformable band into stored energy; and providing a connection element to the energy harvesting mechanism; said connection element offering a coupling of the stored... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Disablement of global positioning system transceiver while providing directions

In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a motion sensor accessible to the processor, a global positioning system (GPS) transceiver accessible to the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to identify at least a first instruction to travel to a... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Presentation of virtual reality object based on one or more conditions

In one aspect, an apparatus includes a housing, a processor coupled to the housing, a 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 determine that at least one... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Keyboard input mode switching apparatus, systems, and methods

A keyboard input mode switching apparatus includes a processor for an information handling device and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to determine an operational state of a keyboard and, in response to detecting a particular operational state, switch an... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Systems and methods to increase rate of charge of battery based on impedance

In one aspect, a device includes a processor, at least one system component accessible to the processor, a battery accessible to the processor and that provides power to the processor and to the at least one system component, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Systems and methods to charge a battery at different charge rates and indicate when charging at a faster rate is available

In one aspect, a device includes a processor, at least one system component accessible to the processor, a battery accessible to the processor and that provides power to the processor and the at least one system component, a display accessible to the processor and powered by the battery, and storage... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Portable information device

A portable information device is provided. The portable information device includes a first chassis and a second chassis, a back part, a display and a supporting base. The back part pivotally connects the first and second chassis. The display, which can be folded in half, is disposed over inner faces... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Portable information device

A portable information device is provided. The portable information device includes a first chassis and a second chassis, a display, a back part and a movable back plate. The display, which is configured to be foldable in half, is disposed over inner faces of the first and second chassis. The... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Electronic device and electronic apparatus

A screw hole which is formed on one end of a substrate and through which an electronic device is attached to a metal frame by using a metal screw provided, an NAND memory as a heating section is provided on the screw hole side, a heat conducting sheet which covers... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Wearable computer

A wearable computer includes a body temperature power generation device that generates electric power using a body temperature of a wearer, a vibration power generation device, and a control section. The control section includes a determination unit that determines whether the wearer is sleeping or not, and an operation mode... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Presentation of content on a video display and a headset display

In one aspect, a headset includes a housing, a processor coupled to the housing, and a first, at least partially transparent display coupled to the housing and accessible to the processor. The headset also includes storage coupled to the housing and accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Multi-display control apparatus, systems, and methods

A multi-display control apparatus includes a processor for an information handling device and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to detect a trigger event and, in response to detecting the trigger event, temporarily stopping display of content on a first... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Removal warning for connectable devices

One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, using a processor of a host device, that the host device is busy with respect to an impending data transfer to a connectable storage device operatively coupled to the host device; and communicating, to the connectable storage device, data that triggers an indicator... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Proximity based removal warning for connectable devices

One embodiment provides a device, including: a memory that stores data; an indicator element; a proximity sensor; and a processor that is operatively coupled to the memory, and the indicator element, the processor: responding, in connected state, to an indication by the proximity element with an output to the indicator... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Predictive motion alerts for security devices

One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at a security device, external data; and adjusting, at the security device, a motion detection feature based on the external data. Other aspects are described and claimed.... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Natural language voice assistant

A voice assistant of a device is activated not by a key word being spoken but by recognizing speech and determining whether context of the speech indicates that audible voice assistance is appropriate.... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Systems and methods for activating a voice assistant and providing an indicator that the voice assistant has assistance to give

A voice assistant of a computer device is activated not by a key word being spoken or button press but by recognizing speech and determining whether context of the speech indicates that audible voice assistance is appropriate. The device may indicate by, e.g., illuminating a lamp or by activating a... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Activating voice assistant based on at least one of user proximity and context

In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a microphone accessible to the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to, without receiving a user command to enter voice recognition mode, automatically activate the microphone responsive to a determination based on a... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Call transfer between devices

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.... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Coordinating input on multiple local devices

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... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Companion device location within enclosed spaces

One embodiment provides a method, including: collecting, at a first device, local movement tracking data comprising distance and direction travelled by the first device; receiving, at the first device, local movement tracking data of a second device; and providing, using combined local movement tracking data of the first device and... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Electronic apparatus

An electronic apparatus which can achieve both a reduction in thickness of a chassis and an improvement in a heat releasing performance is provided. An electronic apparatus 10 includes a chassis 12 having an electronic component 18 arranged therein, a heat sink 20 which is provided in the chassis 12... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Electronic device

An electronic device disclosed. The electronic device includes a first chassis, a second chassis, and a hinge mechanism that connects the first chassis and the second chassis. The electronic device also includes a cylindrical cam member, a slide member and a movable member that moves in conjunction with a movement... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

User detection apparatus, systems, and methods

A user detection apparatus includes a processor for an information handling device and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to detect a user in a user space that is proximate to the information handling device in response to an airflow... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

False input reduction systems, apparatus, and methods for an information processing device

Apparatus, methods, and computer program products that can reduce false inputs to an information handling device 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 determine when a... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Indication appending method and indication appended article

The present invention provides an indication appending method and an indication appended article that improve identifiability with ease. The indication appending method comprises the step of applying a coating material having a color different from a surface of the article onto the surface in the form of a layer, and... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Method for preventing burn-in conditions on a display of an electronic device

A method for preventing burn-in conditions on a display of an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device acquires a position of, for example, a task bar being displayed on an OELD screen, extracts a color of a pixel located adjacent to the task bar, and generates an overlay window... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Chassis structure for portable electronic devices

A chassis structure is disclosed. A chassis includes a plate-like body in which a foam layer is located between a pair of fiber-reinforced resin plates, and a frame body formed of a thermoplastic resin and joined to a peripheral portion of the plate-like body. The plate-like body is configured such... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Camera assembly for electronic devices

An electronic device is provided that comprises a housing, a processor and memory provided within the housing, a keyboard on the housing and a display. A camera assembly includes a camera and a camera support member having first and second ends. The camera is provided on the camera support member... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Method and preventing malfunctions of a touch panel disposed near an antenna

An apparatus for preventing malfunctions of a touchpad disposed near an antenna is provided. An NFC coil is disposed underneath a touchpad. In NFC, an NFC card approaches the surface of the touchpad. A touch controller sets the detection sensitivity of a finger to a reference value when an NFC... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

Method for performing split screen display

An apparatus for performing split display is disclosed. The apparatus includes various interfaces through which a group of information processing devices can be connected to the apparatus, a user interface (UI) module that accepts a user operation, and a screen split module that splits a display area of a display... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170364465

Techniques for establishing an external interface and a network interface within a connector

A technique for establishing a network interface and an external interface in a connector is disclosed. A personal computer (PC) includes a device controller for controlling data transmission with a peripheral device and a network device, and a receptacle including multiple pins for connecting data channels of the device controller... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170365041

Apparatus, method and computer program product for oriented input operations

An apparatus, a method and a computer program product are disclosed. The apparatus includes a display that displays an image, a timing detection unit that detects an input operation timing, and an input area display unit that displays an input area oriented towards a preset direction. The method includes displaying... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170365223

Systems and methods for determining whether to present content using electronic paper display

In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a video display accessible to the processor, an electronic ink (e-ink) layer accessible to the processor and disposed on the device in a plane parallel to a plane established by the video display, at least one sensor accessible to the processor, and... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170365930

Electronic device having a slot antenna

An electronic device having a slot antenna is disclosed. The electronic device includes a main unit chassis and a display chassis. The main unit chassis includes a base cover formed of a conductor, and a keyboard and a keyboard cover formed of a dielectric. The base cover includes a slot.... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170366028

Apparatus, method, and program product for powering a device using a usb connection

Apparatuses, methods, and program products are disclosed for powering a device using a universal serial bus (“USB”) connection. One apparatus includes a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to: detect a USB connection between a first device and... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170366490

Systems and methods for alteration of content

In one aspect, a device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to identify content in a message that is to altered, alter the content in the message, and provide at least a portion of the message to a recipient.... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/21/17 / #20170367041

System wakeup on wireless network messages

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12/14/17 / #20170357290

Instrument eject system

Disclosed is an eject system for an instrument such as a stylus, comprising an ejection element configured to eject the instrument from a storage location in the device, upon rotation of a cover of the device.... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170357360

Microphone control via contact patch

One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, using a touch surface, facial contact of a user with an electronic device; determining, based on the facial contact of the user, a position of the electronic device relative to user's face; and toggling, based on the identified position, a characteristic of the... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170357403

Force vector cursor control

For controlling a cursor using a force vector input by a user touch, an apparatus is disclosed. A system, method, and program product also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus for controlling a cursor using a force vector input by a user touch includes a force sensor operatively... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170357792

Login with linked wearable device

Disclosed is a login method for controlling user access into a restricted access environment requiring a login device, which may be a wearable device, to effectuate a login process.... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170358184

Communicating a localized building alert

For communicating a localized building alert, a processor detects an emergency event. In response to detecting the emergency event, the processor communicates a localized building alert through a lighting system. The localized building alert is restricted to a location of one of an aid recipient and an aid giver... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170358276

Adjusting brightness settings based on context data

Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for adjusting brightness settings based on proximity and context data. A proximity module determines a proximity of a first information handling device to a second information handling device. A context module determines context data associated with one or more of the... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170358939

Supplemental batteries for electronic devices

One embodiment provides a device, including: a device housing; a display device disposed in the device housing; a main battery disposed in the device housing; a supplemental battery operatively coupled to the main battery in a parasitic arrangement, wherein the main battery draws power from the supplemental battery; and a... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170359615

Media removal after consumption

One embodiment provides a method including: associating, using a processor, at least one consumer with identified media; determining, using a processor, the at least one consumer has consumed the identified media; and removing, based upon all associated consumers consuming the identified media, the identified media. Other aspects are described and... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

12/07/17 / #20170349161

Managing battery and engine power to propel vehicle based on upcoming road feature

In one aspect, a vehicle includes an engine, a battery, a processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to identify a road feature and, at least in part based on the identification, apportion power between the engine and the battery to propel... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170343811

Systems and methods for presentation of images from camera concurrently with presentation of virtual reality content

In one aspect, a headset includes a housing, a processor coupled to the housing, a display coupled to the housing and accessible to the processor, a camera coupled to the housing and accessible to the processor, and storage coupled to the housing and accessible to the processor. The storage bears... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170344059

Electric device and electronic device system

There is provided an electric device having such a structure that members are moved by a driving force of an electric motor. The electric device comprises: an electric motor; a driving member which receives a driving force from the electric motor to advance and retreat; a moving member pressed by... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170344060

Docking station and electronic device system

There is provided a docking station capable of docking and undocking a portable computing device. The docking station includes: an engaging lever engageable with an engaging hole located in a portable computing device; and a docking sensor which detects when the engaging lever is engaged with the engaging hole.... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170344066

Foot assembly system

Disclosed is a foot assembly system comprising a foot member configured to attach to a base of a device through a cutout in the base. The system may further comprise a cap configured to affix the foot member to the base, wherein the foot member and cap are configured to... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170344117

Method and driving actuators

A method of driving an actuator using a shape memory alloy is provided. An impact-driven actuator is activated by a pulse voltage generated by an action of a transistor. A keyboard outputs a key event at the timing of an input operation. A stress monitoring unit calculates a stress amount... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170344118

Method and driving actuators using a shape memory alloy

An apparatus for driving an actuator using a shape memory alloy is provided. The apparatus includes an actuator having a shape memory alloy, a pulse signal generating device for generating a pulse signal, and a switch for applying a pseudo single pulse voltage signal to the actuator. The pseudo single... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170344194

Systems and methods for presentation of elements on a display based on context

In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a display accessible to the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to identify at least one context associated with a device and present, on the display and at least in part based on... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170344528

Information processing device and input character conversion method

The present invention performs inputting of characters for which numerical value calculations and so forth are requested in advance. When an event character string has been input by an input unit and it has been decided that a specific character is included in the character string, a laptop PC extracts... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170344791

Fingerprint reader on a portion of a device for changing the configuration of the device

In one aspect, a device includes a first panel at least bearing a keyboard, a second panel at least bearing a display, and a fingerprint reader on at least a portion of at least one of the first and second panels. The portion is engageable by a user to transition... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170345396

Configuring virtual display zones within one flexible display

In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a display accessible to the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to identify a location of at least one fold line along which the display is folded, where a first display zone is... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170345397

Information processing device and image display method

A flexible display device includes a first image display region and a second image display region having predetermined positions and sizes. In a case where a positional relationship between the first image display region and the second image display region changes to a tent mode, a cross border task bar... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/30/17 / #20170346303

Systems and methods to determine time at which battery is to be charged

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,... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/23/17 / #20170336833

Removable access panel

One embodiment provides am information handling device, comprising: a housing, the housing comprising an access panel; the access panel comprising a plurality of locking mechanisms; wherein removal of the access panel requires activating each of the plurality of locking mechanism substantially simultaneously. Other aspects are described and claimed.... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/23/17 / #20170337895

Method, apparatus and computer program product for user detection and operation control

A method, apparatus and computer program product are disclosed. The method includes detecting ambient light around an electronic device, determining whether a user is present based on the ambient light, and controlling an operation of the electronic device. The apparatus includes a component that consumes electric power, a light sensor... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

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11/09/17 / #20170325038

Audio device arrays in convertible electronic devices

One embodiment provides an apparatus, including: a device housing; a sensor disposed within the device housing; a plurality of audio devices disposed within the device housing; a processor operatively coupled to the plurality of audio devices; and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor to: activate a first set... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/02/17 / #20170315937

Data storage device with dynamic display

One embodiment provides a data storage device, including: a display; a processor operatively coupled to the display; and a memory device that stores instructions executable by the processor to: detect a trigger event associated with data stored on the data storage device; and update, based on the trigger event, the... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/02/17 / #20170317888

Accessibility of applications based on network connection type

One embodiment provides a method, including: connecting, using a network connection device of an information handling device, to a network; identifying, using a processor, a connection type of the network; identifying, using a processor, at least one characteristic of an application accessible by the information handling device; and modifying, based... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

11/02/17 / #20170318540

Disabling an application based on power level

One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying, using a processor, a power level of an information handling device; determining, using a processor, that the power level is below a predetermined threshold; and disabling, based upon the power level being below the predetermined threshold, access to at least one application of... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/26/17 / #20170308119

Member for electronic device chassis

A member for chassis is provided. The member for chassis includes a frame part that is made of a thermoplastic resin bonded to at least a part of an external-form end face of a laminated sheet with an intermediate layer arranged between a pair of fiber reinforced resin sheets. The... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/26/17 / #20170308154

Fast system setting changes

One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving a command to modify a setting of a computer system, wherein the modification requires a power cycle to a processor; modifying, using a processor, the setting of the computer system based on the command; thereafter, placing the computer system in a sleeping state,... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/26/17 / #20170308174

Method for recognizing motion gesture commands

A computer capable of recognizing gesture commands is disclosed. Suppose that a user makes a gesture of swinging a hand from side to side in front of a camera associated with a computer. A camera module receives frames with shots of the gesture in order. The camera module calculates a... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170284703

Water heater monitoring

In one aspect, a first device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to receive input from a water heater meter that monitors a water heater and provide an output comprising information pertaining to a time estimate related to the... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170285589

Apparatus, method, and program product for controlling appliances

Apparatuses, methods, and program products are disclosed for controlling appliances. One apparatus includes a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to receive control data from an application. The control data corresponds to multiple appliance types. The code is... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170285594

Systems and methods for control of output from light output apparatus

In one aspect, a device includes a processor, a communication interface accessible to the processor, and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to identify an activity associated with a user. The instructions are also executable by the processor to use the communication interface... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170285596

Controlling appliance setting based on user position

For controlling an appliance setting based on user position, systems, apparatus, methods, and program products are disclosed. The apparatus may include a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. In one embodiment, the processor monitors user position data for at least one registered user. In another... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170285697

Single piece card retainer

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... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170285878

Virtual notifications

One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, at an electronic device, data; repurposing, using a processor, an output based on the data; and providing, using an output device of the electronic device, the repurposed output as a notification. Other embodiments are described and claimed.... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170286720

Secure device chamber

For a secure device chamber, the device chamber is disposed in a chassis and includes a device port. A door latches to obstruct access to the device chamber. A logic circuit receives an uninterrupted power supply from a computer, stores a device access value, and unlatches the door in response... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170287435

Selectively transmitting signals

For selectively transmitting signals, a data lane interface communicates signals of at least one data lane of a serial bus. A video interface port receives a video display signal from a video card. A traffic circuit transmits the signals of the at least one data lane and the video display... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

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10/05/17 / #20170287460

Minimizing nuisance audio in an interior space

One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, using one or more audio capture devices, nuisance audio; receiving, from one or more device sensors, contextual information; determining a mitigating audio signal based on the nuisance audio and contextual information; thereafter, emitting, from one or more audio source devices, mitigating audio into... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170287492

Increasing activation cue uniqueness

One embodiment provides a method, including receiving, at an audio capture device, a customized activation cue; identifying, using a processor, contextual information associated with a user; analyzing, using the contextual information, characteristics of the customized activation cue; identifying, based on the analyzation, a uniqueness associated with the customized activation cue;... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170288892

Apparatus, method, and program product for controlling appliances

Apparatuses, methods, and program products are disclosed for controlling appliances. One apparatus includes a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The code is executable by the processor to detect a usage history of multiple types of appliances in a building. The code is executable by... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170289056

Allocation of broader network bandwidth within a local network

One embodiment provides a method, including: allocating, at a node within a local network, availability to a broader network into one or more units; associating, using a processor, one or more tokens with the one or more units; distributing, over a network, the one or more tokens to a requesting... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170289282

Finding commonality among socially aggregated contextual information

One embodiment provides a method, including: accessing, using a processor, contextual data sources specific to a linked group of users; identifying, using a processor, an objective for the linked group of users; determining, based on the objective, a common factor among the linked group of users based on the contextual... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170289614

Mechanisms for casting content

One embodiment provides a method, including: identifying, using a processor on a first device, content intended for playback; identifying, using a sensor of the first device, a casting ready target device; the identifying including obtaining data associating a user operating the first device with the cast ready target device; and... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170289676

Systems and methods to identify device with which to participate in communication of audio data

In one aspect, a first device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to receive information pertaining to a location of a user and, based at least in part on the information, determine an apparatus to actuate from among plural... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170289828

Ascertaining a region of interest in a wireless network

One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting an event; determining, using a processor of a wireless node, one or more other wireless nodes within wireless range; generating, after the event, a packet of data including identifications of the one or more wireless nodes and positional data associated therewith; and transmitting,... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170289954

Intelligent notification delivery

One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, at an electronic device, an event has occurred; detecting, using a device sensor, that the electronic device is proximate to at least one other person; accessing, in a storage location, a rule set including a rule regarding the detecting that the electronic device... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170289989

Systems and methods for taking actions based on whether secondary power is being received

In one aspect, a device includes a processor and storage accessible to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to determine that power from a secondary power source at least one of is being received and will be received. The instructions are also executable to, responsive to... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170290068

Group network acquisition

For group network acquisition, systems, apparatus, methods, and program products are disclosed. The apparatus may include a radio transceiver for communicating on a mobile communication network, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. In one embodiment, the processor detects a connection status of the radio... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

09/28/17 / #20170277230

Interfacing with multiple components connected to a printed circuit board

Apparatuses, systems, and methods for interfacing with multiple components connected to a printed circuit board. An apparatus includes a plurality of hardware components that each include a first interface. An apparatus includes a printed circuit board that includes a plurality of interfaces that communicatively couple each of the hardware components... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

09/28/17 / #20170277506

Adjusting volume settings based on proximity and activity data

Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for adjusting volume settings based on proximity and activity data. A proximity module determines a proximity to an information handling device in response to detecting the information handling device. An activity module receives context data from the information handling device. The... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

09/28/17 / #20170277896

Accessing supervisor password via key press

For supervisor password access based on a key press of a hotkey, systems, apparatus, methods, and program products are disclosed. The apparatus may include a processor that monitors for a key press of a hotkey during a up process, that detects a supervisor password access attempt, that allows access to... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

09/28/17 / #20170280287

Providing contact data of second mobile devices proximate to a target person of a first mobile device

An approach is disclosed that identifies a location of mobile device associated with a target person, such as a spouse, child, or employee. The approach then identifies other mobile devices that have current locations that are near, or proximate to, the identified location. The requestor is then provided with contact... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

09/21/17 / #20170272392

Apparatus, method, and program product for blocking group message replies

Apparatuses, methods, and program products are disclosed for blocking group message replies. One method includes, receiving, by use of a processor, an indication at a client application to block the client application from receiving replies to a group message. The method may also include blocking the client application from receiving... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

09/21/17 / #20170272412

Confining data based on location

For confining data to particular set of data servers based on a location restriction of the data, systems, apparatus, methods, and program products are disclosed. The apparatus may include a storage device for storing data, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. In one embodiment,... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

09/21/17 / #20170273051

Systems and methods to provide notifications based on failure of first device to communicate with second device

In one aspect, a first device includes a processor, a communication interface accessible to the processor, and storage accessible, to the processor. The storage bears instructions executable by the processor to attempt to communicate, using the communication interfaces with a second device with which the first device has previously communicated... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

09/14/17 / #20170262123

Device, method and computer program product for display of electronic information

An apparatus, method and computer program product are disclosed. The apparatus includes a touch display that displays information in pages, a first detection section to detect an external force to the touch display, and a control section that performs page turning of the information. The method includes detecting an external... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

09/14/17 / #20170263192

Automatic control of display brightness

One embodiment provides a method including: capturing, using a camera on a device, at least one image of a user viewing a display of the device; and adjusting, using a processor, a brightness setting of the display from a first setting to a second setting based on the at least... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd

09/14/17 / #20170263208

Method and dynamically controlling privacy of a display screen

A user device having dynamic control of the privacy and brightness of a display sof a user device is described. The user device includes a processor that obtains information indicating whether a change to the brightness and/or viewing angle of the display is desired. In response to instructions from the... Lenovo singapore Pte Ltd








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