Morrisville, NC, United States
Morrisville, NC, United States

Lenovo Group Ltd. is a Chinese multinational computer technology company with headquarters in Beijing, China, and Morrisville, North Carolina, United States. It designs, develops, manufactures and sells personal computers, tablet computers, smartphones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices, IT management software and smart televisions. In 2013, Lenovo was the world's largest personal computer vendor by unit sales. It markets the ThinkPad line of notebook computers and the ThinkCentre line of desktops.Lenovo has operations in more than 60 countries and sells its products in around 160 countries. Lenovo's principal facilities are in Beijing, Morrisville and Singapore, with research centers in those locations, as well as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, and Chengdu in China, and Yamato in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It operates a joint venture with EMC, LenovoEMC, which sells network-attached storage solutions. It also has a joint venture with NEC, Lenovo NEC Holdings, which produces personal computers for the Japanese market.Lenovo was founded in Beijing in 1984 as Legend and was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988. Lenovo acquired IBM's personal computer business in 2005 and agreed to acquire its Intel-based server business in 2014. Lenovo entered the smartphone market in 2012 and as of 2014 is the largest vendor of smartphones in Mainland China. In January 2014, Lenovo agreed to acquire the mobile phone handset maker Motorola Mobility from Google, and in October 2014 the deal was finalized.Lenovo is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporations Index, often referred to as "Red Chips." Wikipedia.


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Lenovo | Date: 2017-02-08

Provided is an electronic apparatus capable of reducing cost and the thickness of a chassis. The electronic apparatus 10 has a configuration where a board plate 32, which is an electronic board, is provided in a position apart from the operating direction of push buttons 24a to 24c for receiving depressing operations. In the electronic apparatus 10, detection switches 35a to 35c for detecting the depressing operations of the push buttons 24a to 24c are provided on the lower surface side of the board plate 32, and the push buttons 24a to 24c are provided adjacent to the side part of the board plate 32 and includes a vertically-movable operation surface part 50 for receiving depressing operations and a detection arm 52, which protrudes from one edge part of the operation surface part 50 to the lower surface side of the board plate 32 and presses the detection switches 35a to 35c by moving in the opposite direction to the direction of the vertical movement of the operation surface part 50.


Patent
Lenovo | Date: 2017-01-18

Provided are an input device and an electronic apparatus that can reduce sound generated when the pressed operation-input part returns to the original position. An input device includes a base plate having a hook 61 standing toward the operation-input part, the operation-input part has an arm member 71 that can come into contact with the hook 61, a contact of the arm member 71 with the hook 61 specifies an ascending limit of the operation-input part, and at least one of the arm member 71 and the hook 61 has elasticity in their contacting direction.


Apparatuses, methods, and program products are disclosed for data bandwidth limitation. By use of a processor, a data bandwidth limitation of a network connection of a first electronic device is determined. A request from a second electronic device to access the network connection of the first electronic device is received. Data corresponding to the data bandwidth limitation to the second electronic device in response to receiving the request from the second electronic device to access the network connection is provided.


Patent
Lenovo | Date: 2017-02-01

One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, from an audio capture device, speech input; converting, using a processor, the speech input to machine text; receiving, from an alternate input source, an input comprising at least one character; identifying, using a processor, a location associated with the machine text to insert the at least one character; and inserting, using a processor, the at least one character at the location identified. Other aspects are described and claimed.


Patent
Lenovo | Date: 2017-02-08

One embodiment provides a method including: detecting, at a touch surface, at least two points of contact of a hand of a user; identifying, based on a configuration of the at least two points of contact, an input provided by the user as handwriting input; and displaying, on a display screen, the handwriting input, wherein the handwriting input is identified as being input at a location relative to the at least two points of contact of the hand of the user. Other aspects are described and claimed.


Patent
Lenovo | Date: 2017-04-05

For force identification of a boundary, a processor detects an attention area intersecting a physical boundary of the display. Intersecting the physical boundary includes approaching within a boundary buffer distance of the physical boundary. The processor provides a force indication by stiffening the feedback device in response to detecting the attention area intersecting the boundary.


A method for controlling display regions for applications of an electronic device, where the method includes detecting, on a display of an electronic device configured to display a first application interface corresponding to a first application and a shortcut interface comprising one or more second application icons, a first operation performed on one of the one or more second application icons. The method further includes determining whether the first operation satisfies a predetermined condition, and defining a first display region and a second display region in response to determining that the first operation satisfies the predetermined condition. A system and an apparatus are also capable of performing various embodiments of the method.


Patent
Lenovo | Date: 2017-07-05

The disclosure provides an information processing method and an electronic device. The method includes: transmitting a first instruction to M third electronic devices, wherein the M third electronic devices is within a predefined distance to a second electronic device based on a first information of the second electronic device, to cause the M third electronic devices to transmit a first signal with a first parameter; receiving from the second electronic device a first measurement result on the first signal and from one of the M third electronic devices a second measurement result on the first signal; and transmitting a second instruction to N third electronic devices, wherein the N third electronic devices satisfies a first condition based on the first measurement result and the second measurement result, to cause the N third electronic devices to transmit a second signal with the first parameter.


Patent
Lenovo | Date: 2017-08-02

One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, from at least one sensor of a band shaped wearable device, depth data, wherein the depth data is based upon a gesture performed by a user and wherein the depth data comprises data associated with a distance between the gesture and the band shaped wearable device; identifying, using a processor, the gesture performed by a user using the depth data; and performing an action based upon the gesture identified. Other aspects are described and claimed.


Patent
Lenovo | Date: 2017-01-30

An apparatus for a foldable electronic device and a method of manufacturing the same. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a foldable display module for an electronic computing device. The foldable display module includes a left display module portion that is foldable relative to a right display module portion. The apparatus further includes a foldable input module for the electronic computing device. The foldable input module includes a left input portion that is foldable relative to a right input portion. The apparatus further includes a connector that pivotally connects the foldable display module to the foldable input module such that the foldable display module is capable of pivotally opening and closing relative to the foldable input module.

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