Patents Assigned to Logitech Europe S.A.
  • Patent number: 10209781
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to input devices configured for use with computing devices. The present invention relates to input device configured with a plurality of input members grouped into contoured-shaped bowls on a portion of the input devices. The input device may also be configured for use with multiple hand positions and multiple profiles based on the hand positions. The input device may enable switching between user-programmable profiles, and may include sensory feedback indicating the profiles active on the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Christopher Pate, Cormac O Conaire, Marten Helwig, James Lynch
  • Patent number: 10212793
    Abstract: In embodiments, a method and system is provided for streaming lighting effect data wirelessly to a peripheral input device in lighting effect arrays. A current lighting effect array is compared to a previous lighting effect array, and compression is applied to one or more zones of light emitters in the lighting effect array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Laurent Plancherel, David Tarongi Vanrell
  • Patent number: 10205914
    Abstract: Systems and methods for streaming video and/or audio from wireless cameras are provided. Methods may include, at a network camera, receiving an instruction to begin video capture from a first network node, including information identifying a second network node. A first video stream may be sent from the network camera to the first network node, and a second video stream may be simultaneously sent to the second network node. The first and second video streams may be based on common video capture data, and may be sent at different bitrates, different resolutions, different frame-rates, and/or different formats. A parameter of the second video stream may be adjusted in response to performance data received from the second network node or another network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: John Bateman, Oleg Ostap, Oliver Hoheisel, David Kim, Vijay Karnataki
  • Patent number: 10197592
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a wearable electronic device includes providing an indication of a target speed for an activity to a user wearing the wearable electronic device and receiving location data from a location data unit during the activity. The method also includes receiving, concurrently with the location data, user stride data associated with the user during the activity and computing a speed of the user as a function of the location data as a function of time. The method further includes populating a table of the speed of the user as a function of the user stride data and calibrating the wearable electronic device in accordance with the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Olivier Theytaz, Daniel Bonanno, Jean-Michel Chardon
  • Patent number: 10191869
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system of switching a wireless connection between a plurality of input devices and a first host device to at least a second host device. Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems and methods for switching multiple, independently connected data input devices from a first host computing device to a second host computing device together based on a single command or operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Philippe Chazot, Laurent Mealares, Jiri Holzbecher
  • Patent number: 10191518
    Abstract: Input devices having a thin profile and good comfort and feel are disclosed. In embodiments, an input device includes a sensor layer configured to effectuate a key press upon application of an activation force, and a collapsible layer coupled to the sensor layer. The collapsible layer may be configured to collapse in response to a collapsing force that is substantially equal to the activation force. When the collapsible layer collapses, the sensor layer may simultaneously effectuate the key press in response to application of the collapsing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Samuel Siegfried, Jean-Claude Dunant, Baptiste Merminod, Regis Croisonnier, Olivier Theytaz
  • Patent number: 10165838
    Abstract: Some embodiments include a protective cover for a mobile display device including a housing, a backplane, a liner, and a lip. The housing includes an outer portion and an inner portion, where the outer portion of the housing has a rectangular frame structure to provide a protective shell along an outer edge of the mobile display device, and where the inner portion receives and secures the mobile display device. The backplane is comprised of a rigid material and is coupled to a backside of the housing and provides a protective shell along a back side of the mobile display device. The liner has a corrugated soft rubber or polymer construction including a successive pattern of protrusions separated by a distance and is coupled to the inner portion of the housing. The lip is coupled to a front side of the housing to retain the mobile display device within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Fergal Corcoran, Padraig Murphy, Ken Delaney, Nick Jinkinson, Eric Lu, Stephen Harvey, Jerry Ahern, Pierce Brady, Kevin Hughes, Ommkar Gulavani, Rade Vignjevic
  • Patent number: 10140008
    Abstract: A knob for an input device may include a knob housing being rotatable on an axis, a shaft coupled to and extending from the knob housing along the axis, a ratchet wheel axially coupled to the shaft and including a toothed perimeter, and a resistance wheel axially coupled to the shaft and including a smooth perimeter, where the ratchet wheel and the resistance wheel are rotatable on the axis in correspondence with a rotation of the knob housing. A biasing mechanism provides a force on its first end to cause a roller to engage with the toothed perimeter of the ratchet wheel such that a ratcheted rotation occurs when the knob housing is rotated, and further provides a force on its second end to cause the second end to engage with the smooth perimeter of the resistance wheel such that a friction is provided when the knob housing is rotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Davin O'Mahony, Padraig Mcloughlin, Baptiste Merminod, Antoine Merminod
  • Patent number: 10135547
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to control devices configured for use with computing devices. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods and devices for shortening wireless reconnection time by determining the presence of an object or body near a device. When the control device detects an object or body in proximity to the device, the control device may automatically establish a wireless connection with a host devices, such that when the control device receives any user interactions, the wireless connection has already been established, preventing loss of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Hemes, Francesco Spina, Olivier Gay, Gilles de Preux, Olivier Bodenmann, Paolo Cremonino, Laurent Mealares
  • Patent number: 10129631
    Abstract: A configurable headset includes a stock open-back configuration, wherein an audio profile for the headset in the stock open-back configuration is optimized. When the stock open-back configuration is physically modified to a closed-back configuration, the audio profile degrades, but is manually or automatically improved through selection of a pre-programmed compensated audio profile via an audio profile controller in communication with the configurable headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventor: Robert Jetter
  • Patent number: 10124264
    Abstract: Methods and Systems for providing multiple audio streams, such as a Game Audio stream and Network Chat audio stream, to a headset of a user of a game console are described. The methods and systems include receiving, by a game console controller in communication with a game console and a portable audio mixing module, Network Chat from a game console; receiving, by a portable audio mixing module in communication with a game console controller, Network Chat; receiving, by a base station in communication with the game console and the portable audio mixing module, the Game Audio; receiving, by the portable audio mixing module, the Game Audio; mixing, by the portable audio mixing module, the Network Chat and Game Audio to produce a blended audio output stream; and transmitting, by the portable audio mixing module, the blended audio output stream to a headset in communication with the portable audio mixing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventors: Jordan Reiss, Lars Gilstrom, Robert Jetter, Adam Barry, Brett Lovelady
  • Patent number: 10129628
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices are provided for determining an exertion recommendation for an anticipated exercise session. One such system includes a wearable device comprising a biosensor that monitors biometrics (e.g. heart rate); a motion sensor that monitors activity; a processor operatively coupled to the biosensor, the processor configured to process electronic signals periodically generated by the biosensor and the motion sensor; and a non-transitory computer-readable medium operatively coupled to the processor and storing instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to execute specific functions. In particular, the instructions are executed to cause the processor to generate biometric data from the biometrics (e.g. heart rate information in particular). Further, the instructions are executed to generate an exertion recommendation based on an exertion model created from and representing a relationship between prior exertion measures and prior response profile measures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventors: Ben Wisbey, Judd Armstrong, Hagen Diesterbeck, David Shepherd
  • Patent number: 10122194
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to an apparatus comprising a housing having a substantially rectangular shape and including a top side, a bottom side, and a slot that passes from the top side to the bottom side of the housing to secure a mobile input device in an upright configuration. The apparatus further includes an energy storage device disposed within the housing to charge the mobile input device. The energy storage device may charge the mobile input device by inductive charging or hardwire (e.g., via a retractable cable). The slot can include a coating or covering to increase a coefficient between the slot and the mobile input device. The slot can be disposed in the long end of the housing and can support the mobile input device in either a portrait or landscape upright configuration, from either the top end or the bottom end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Fluckiger, Chun-Wei Su, Yibo Shao
  • Patent number: D833264
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventors: Libao Wu, Michael Joseph Roy, Jeremy David Baker, Olivier Gregoire
  • Patent number: D833436
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Christopher Pate, George Barrett, Cormac O'Conaire, Andreas Connellan, Kevin Forde, Davin O'Mahony, Niall White, Noirin Curran, Fancois Morier, Fabrice Sauterel
  • Patent number: D833452
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Marten Helwig, Bengt Gunnar Brümmer, Jasper Phua Jun Shu, Khodayar Feiz, Jerry Thong, Charlotte Alexandra Cathelijn Coster, Tom Michael Bril, Johan van Hengel
  • Patent number: D834022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Martin Gleeson, Sylvain Sauvage, Lars Lauridsen, Christophe Dayer, Cathal Loughnane, Bayden Filleul, Jasper Phua
  • Patent number: D836093
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A.
    Inventors: Jeremy Burgess, Adam Barry
  • Patent number: D840462
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Aron Michael Rosenberg, Andrew Gartrell, Gaurav Bradoo, Timucin Kip
  • Patent number: D841077
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Timucin Kip, Aron Michael Rosenberg, Andrew Gartrell