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Russell Speight VanBlon, Alan Ladd Painter, Axel Ramirez Flores, Jennifer Greenwood Zawacki: Wearable device authentication and operation. Lenovo, Kunzler Law Group, March 14, 2017: US09594443 (19 worldwide citation)

For wearable device authentication and operation, code authenticates the wearable device to an electronic device. In addition, the code performs a wearable device operation in response to an operation command from the electronic device.


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Howard Locker, Eric Edward Dudkowski, Matthew P Lietzke, Jeffrey E Skinner, Adam Miles Smith, Aaron Michael Stewart, Russell Speight VanBlon: Finger touch gesture for joining and unjoining discrete touch objects. Lenovo, John L Rogitz, John M Rogitz, February 18, 2014: US08656314 (9 worldwide citation)

An approach is provided to join graphical user interface objects into a group. A request is received at a touch-enabled display screen to join a first graphical user interface object with a second graphical user interface object. The request is from a user of the system. The first and second graphic ...


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Matthew P Lietzke, Eric Edward Dudkowski, Timothy Humphrey, Howard Locker, Jeffrey E Skinner, Adam Miles Smith, Aaron Michael Stewart, Russell Speight VanBlon: Emulating fundamental forces of physics on a virtual, touchable object. Lenovo, John L Rogitz, John M Rogitz, June 24, 2014: US08762886 (7 worldwide citation)

An approach is provided that receives a gesture from a user with the gesture being directed at a graphical user interface element. The gesture is received by the user at a touch-enabled display screen. Emulated physics properties are retrieved that correspond to the selected graphical user interface ...


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Arnold S Weksler, John Carl Mese, Nathan J Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon: Situationally suspending wakeup word to enable voice command input. Lenovo, John L Rogitz, John M Rogitz, January 10, 2017: US09542941 (4 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, devices and methods are disclosed for receiving at least one signal from at least one sensor and, based on analyzing the at least one signal, situationally suspending a necessity of receiving a wakeup word to enable voice command input to a computer.


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Suzanne Marion Beaumont, Russell Speight VanBlon, Rod D Waltermann: Devices and methods to receive input at a first device and present output in response on a second device different from the first device. Lenovo, John L Rogitz, John M Rogitz, December 15, 2015: US09213659 (3 worldwide citation)

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 pres ...


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Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J Peterson, John Carl Mese, Arnold S Weksler: Establishing a reminder for an event in a calendar. Lenovo, John L Rogitz, John M Rogitz, January 12, 2016: US09235830 (3 worldwide citation)

In one aspect, a first device includes a processor and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to receive information pertaining to an event to occur at a first date and a first time, establish an entry at an electronic calendar for the event b ...


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Shirley Mary McKenna, Russell Speight VanBlon: Transient message display control. Lenovo, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, April 12, 2016: US09310886 (3 worldwide citation)

A method includes observing via a camera of a device and a gaze tracking function that a user is looking at a transient message displayed on a display screen of a device, determining a time to remove the transient message from the display screen as a function of the observing, and removing the trans ...


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Arnold S Weksler, Russell Speight VanBlon: Callback options via wireless device. Lenovo, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, January 27, 2015: US08942685 (3 worldwide citation)

A communication device includes a transceiver configured to communicate with other communication devices over a cellular network, and circuitry coupled to the transceiver, the circuitry configured to detect a lost communication session with another communication device and generate a menu of options ...


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Nathan J Peterson, Rod D Waltermann, John Carl Mese, Arnold S Weksler, Russell Speight VanBlon: User verification using touch and eye tracking. Lenovo, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, May 31, 2016: US09355237 (3 worldwide citation)

A method includes receiving at a processor, an indication of a user touching a point on a data entry device, receiving at the processor, an indication of a user gazing in a direction, and comparing via the processor the touched point and the gazing direction to a known touch point and gaze direction ...


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Arnold S Weksler, Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J Peterson, John Carl Mese: Electronically transitioning lenses. Lenovo, Ference & Associates, February 16, 2016: US09261713 (3 worldwide citation)

One embodiment provides a method, comprising: capturing, using a sensor, data with an ambient brightness; comparing, using a processor, the data with a rule set; determining, using a processor, an amount of tinting of glasses needs adjusted based upon the comparison of the data to the rule set; and ...