Patents by Inventor David Y. Feinstein

David Y. Feinstein 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).

  • Patent number: 10346022
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for tilt-based scrolling of a magnified contents view on a mobile device with a relatively small screen display. The user controls the scrolling by changing the device's tilt relative to a baseline tilt. The scrolling control can follow a Proportional Scroll mode, where the relative tilt directly controls the screen position over the contents view, or a Dynamic Scroll mode where the relative tilt controls the scrolling speed. The present invention obtains a criterion for automatically selecting the best scrolling mode when the dimensions of the contents view change. The baseline tilt is updated when the screen display reaches an edge of the contents view to eliminate the creation of a non responsive range of tilt changes when the user changes tilt direction during Proportional Scroll mode, and to return the current tilt of the screen display to an optimal viewing condition during Dynamic Scroll mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Patent number: 10296193
    Abstract: System and method for view navigation guidance system for a physical display that is smaller than the virtual display it needs to display. Guidance map placed in a heads-up display layer within a small user defined area of the physical display provides an instantaneous indication of the current position of the screen view with minimal obstruction of the contents information. Colors selections for heads on display layer are automatically determined based on the background colors in the main display layer beneath the map. The guidance map area on a touch screen display may include tapping controls, and the position of the guidance map can be dynamically altered by the user during the view navigation to control the navigation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Publication number: 20190073105
    Abstract: Systems and methods for motion-based scrolling of contents view on a display with a screen view that is smaller than the contents view are described. During an augmented tilt control mode, scrolling follows changes in a primary tilt direction aligned with the scrolling direction, while a secondary tilt along a direction perpendicular to the scrolling direction is used to modify at least one scrolling control parameter. The scrolling control may follow a Proportional Scroll mode, where the primary tilt directly controls the screen view position over the contents view, or follow a Dynamic Scroll mode, where the primary tilt controls the scrolling speed. In some implementations, the scroll mode is determined automatically based on the magnification of the contents view. A predefined gestured in the secondary tilt may temporarily override the scroll mode selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Patent number: 10126839
    Abstract: Systems and methods for motion-based scrolling of contents view on a display with a screen view that is smaller than the contents view are described. During an augmented tilt control mode, scrolling follows changes in a primary tilt direction aligned with the scrolling direction, while a secondary tilt along a direction perpendicular to the scrolling direction is used to modify at least one scrolling control parameter. The scrolling control may follow a Proportional Scroll mode, where the primary tilt directly controls the screen view position over the contents view, or follow a Dynamic Scroll mode, where the primary tilt controls the scrolling speed. In some implementations, the scroll mode is determined automatically based on the magnification of the contents view. A predefined gestured in the secondary tilt may temporarily override the scroll mode selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Publication number: 20180321813
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for tilt-based scrolling of a magnified contents view on a mobile device with a relatively small screen display. The user controls the scrolling by changing the device's tilt relative to a baseline tilt. The scrolling control can follow a Proportional Scroll mode, where the relative tilt directly controls the screen position over the contents view, or a Dynamic Scroll mode where the relative tilt controls the scrolling speed. The present invention obtains a criterion for automatically selecting the best scrolling mode when the dimensions of the contents view change. The baseline tilt is updated when the screen display reaches an edge of the contents view to eliminate the creation of a non responsive range of tilt changes when the user changes tilt direction during Proportional Scroll mode, and to return the current tilt of the screen display to an optimal viewing condition during Dynamic Scroll mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Applicant: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Patent number: 10031657
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for tilt-based scrolling of a magnified contents view on a mobile device with a relatively small screen display. The user controls the scrolling by changing the device's tilt relative to a baseline tilt. The scrolling control can follow a Proportional Scroll mode, where the relative tilt directly controls the screen position over the contents view, or a Dynamic Scroll mode where the relative tilt controls the scrolling speed. The present invention obtains a criterion for automatically selecting the best scrolling mode when the dimensions of the contents view change. The baseline tilt is updated when the screen display reaches an edge of the contents view to eliminate the creation of a non responsive range of tilt changes when the user changes tilt direction during Proportional Scroll mode, and to return the current tilt of the screen display to an optimal viewing condition during Dynamic Scroll mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Publication number: 20180188894
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using portions of the surface around a wearable smart device as virtual touchpads for data and command entry are disclosed. For wearable smart devices worn on the wrist like smartwatches, the skin area over the back hand as well as the surface area over the arm adjacent to the device may serve as virtual touchpads. One or more side looking cameras facing each virtual touchpad may be used to detect touches and movements by one or more fingers on the virtual touchpads to simulate equivalent tactile gestures that control the device. Various surface artifact movements captured by the cameras may be used to confirm that the finger is actually touching the virtual touchpad and not just hovering above it. Sound sensors that independently detect and locate finger touches, as well as motion sensors that detect vibration corresponding to actual touch tap events, may be combined with the cameras to improve the detection accuracy of the tactile gestures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Publication number: 20170108936
    Abstract: Systems and methods for motion-based scrolling of contents view on a display with a screen view that is smaller than the contents view are described. During an augmented tilt control mode, scrolling follows changes in a primary tilt direction aligned with the scrolling direction, while a secondary tilt along a direction perpendicular to the scrolling direction is used to modify at least one scrolling control parameter. The scrolling control may follow a Proportional Scroll mode, where the primary tilt directly controls the screen view position over the contents view, or follow a Dynamic Scroll mode, where the primary tilt controls the scrolling speed. In some implementations, the scroll mode is determined automatically based on the magnification of the contents view. A predefined gestured in the secondary tilt may temporarily override the scroll mode selection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Patent number: 9424810
    Abstract: System and method for view navigation guidance system for a physical display that is smaller than the virtual display it needs to display. Guidance map placed in a heads-up display layer within a small user defined area of the physical display provides an instantaneous indication of the current position of the screen view with minimal obstruction of the contents information. Color selection for the guidance map is automatically determined based on the background color in the main display layer beneath the map. The guidance map area on a touch screen display may include tapping controls, and the position of the guidance map can be dynamically altered by the user during the view navigation to control the navigation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Publication number: 20160231895
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for tilt-based scrolling of a magnified contents view on a mobile device with a relatively small screen display. The user controls the scrolling by changing the device's tilt relative to a baseline tilt. The scrolling control can follow a Proportional Scroll mode, where the relative tilt directly controls the screen position over the contents view, or a Dynamic Scroll mode where the relative tilt controls the scrolling speed. The present invention obtains a criterion for automatically selecting the best scrolling mode when the dimensions of the contents view change. The baseline tilt is updated when the screen display reaches an edge of the contents view to eliminate the creation of a non responsive range of tilt changes when the user changes tilt direction during Proportional Scroll mode, and to return the current tilt of the screen display to an optimal viewing condition during Dynamic Scroll mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Applicant: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Patent number: 9348435
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and methods for motion-based scrolling of a relatively large contents view on an electronic device with a relatively small screen display. The user controls the scrolling by changing the device's tilt relative to a baseline tilt. The scrolling control can follow a Proportional Scroll mode, where the relative tilt directly controls the screen position over the contents view, or a Dynamic Scroll mode where the relative tilt controls the scrolling speed. The present invention obtains a criterion for automatically selecting the best scrolling mode when the dimensions of the contents view change. The baseline tilt is updated when the screen reaches an edge of the contents view to eliminate the creation of a non responsive range of tilt changes when the user changes tilt direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Publication number: 20160085320
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and methods for motion-based scrolling of a relatively large contents view on an electronic device with a relatively small screen display. The user controls the scrolling by changing the device's tilt relative to a baseline tilt. The scrolling control can follow a Proportional Scroll mode, where the relative tilt directly controls the screen position over the contents view, or a Dynamic Scroll mode where the relative tilt controls the scrolling speed. The present invention obtains a criterion for automatically selecting the best scrolling mode when the dimensions of the contents view change. The baseline tilt is updated when the screen reaches an edge of the contents view to eliminate the creation of a non responsive range of tilt changes when the user changes tilt direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Patent number: 9181760
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and methods for motion-based scrolling of a relatively large contents view on an electronic device with a relatively small screen display. The user controls the scrolling by changing the device's tilt relative to a baseline tilt. The scrolling control can follow a Proportional Scroll mode, where the relative tilt directly controls the screen position over the contents view, or a Dynamic Scroll mode where the relative tilt controls the scrolling speed. The present invention obtains a criterion for automatically selecting the best scrolling mode when the dimensions of the contents view change. The baseline tilt is updated when the screen reaches an edge of the contents view to eliminate the creation of a non responsive range of tilt changes when the user changes tilt direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: INNOVATIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Publication number: 20150029093
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and methods for motion-based scrolling of a relatively large contents view on an electronic device with a relatively small screen display. The user controls the scrolling by changing the device's tilt relative to a baseline tilt. The scrolling control can follow a Proportional Scroll mode, where the relative tilt directly controls the screen position over the contents view, or a Dynamic Scroll mode where the relative tilt controls the scrolling speed. The present invention obtains a criterion for automatically selecting the best scrolling mode when the dimensions of the contents view change. The baseline tilt is updated when the screen reaches an edge of the contents view to eliminate the creation of a non responsive range of tilt changes when the user changes tilt direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: INNOVENTIONS, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Publication number: 20140218387
    Abstract: System and method for view navigation guidance system for a physical display that is smaller than the virtual display it needs to display. Guidance map placed in a heads-up display layer within a small user defined area of the physical display provides an instantaneous indication of the current position of the screen view with minimal obstruction of the contents information. Color selection for the guidance map is automatically determined based on the background color in the main display layer beneath the map. The guidance map area on a touch screen display may include tapping controls, and the position of the guidance map can be dynamically altered by the user during the view navigation to control the navigation parameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: INNOVENTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Patent number: 8675019
    Abstract: System and method for view navigation guidance system for a physical display that is smaller than the virtual display it needs to display. Guidance map placed in a heads-up display layer within a small user defined area of the physical display provides an instantaneous indication of the current position of the screen view with minimal obstruction of the contents information. Color selection for the guidance map is automatically determined based on the background color in the main display layer beneath the map. The guidance map area on a touch screen display may include tapping controls, and the position of the guidance map can be dynamically altered by the user during the view navigation to control the navigation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Innoventions, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Publication number: 20120249595
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting an area from the virtual display of a hand held device with a touch screen display and a tilt and movement sensor are provided. View navigation during regular operation is performed by touch screen commands and tilt and movement gestures. During area selection operation, all touch screen commands that perform view navigation or links activation are suspended, limiting touch commands to perform only boundary corner selections. The virtual display may be navigated using the tilt and movement sensor during area selection operation. This eliminates unintended touch commands that may inadvertently change the display during the area selection. The user may perform accurate repositioning of corners or markers placed on the touch screen display by using touch control or tilt and movement gestures. The boundary of the selected area can be automatically adjusted to reduce the affect of unwanted truncation of contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Patent number: 6933923
    Abstract: System and method for view navigation and magnification of the display of hand-held devices in response to the orientation changes along only two axes of rotation as measured by sensors inside the devices. The view navigation system is engaged and controlled by a single hand which simultaneously presses two ergonomically designed switches on both sides of the hand-held device. In other embodiments, the system engaged into the view navigation mode in response to an operator command in the form of a finger tap, or a voice command, or predefined user gestures. The response curve of the view navigation to sensed changes in orientation is dynamically changing to allow coarse and fine navigation of the view. Various methods are described to terminate the view navigation mode and fix the display at the desired view. Miniature sensors like accelerometers, tilt sensors, or magneto-resistive direction sensors sense the orientation changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Patent number: 6701003
    Abstract: A method and system for component identification system for electronic board tester to identify the actual defective components in a failed board is disclosed. It uses image captures of the front side and backside of the tested board to extract an outline diagram that is compared to a database of outline diagrams of known boards until a match is found. Each outline diagram in the database is associated with a connection list between the standard connector of the board and the individual components. Test results with errors relating to connections of the standard connector are linked via the associated connection list of the match's outline diagram to the individual components. The outline diagram is displayed and printed with the defective components highlighted. Use of the identification system to select the best test algorithm and test parameter setup is disclosed. Connection to and operation with automatic handler systems is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: Innoventions, Inc.
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein
  • Publication number: 20020190947
    Abstract: System and method for view navigation and magnification of the display of hand-held devices in response to the orientation changes along only two axes of rotation as measured by sensors inside the devices. The view navigation system is engaged and controlled by a single hand which simultaneously presses two ergonomically designed switches on both sides of the hand-held device. In other embodiments, the system engaged into the view navigation mode in response to an operator command in the form of a finger tap, or a voice command, or predefined user gestures. The response curve of the view navigation to sensed changes in orientation is dynamically changing to allow coarse and fine navigation of the view. Various methods are described to terminate the view navigation mode and fix the display at the desired view. Miniature sensors like accelerometers, tilt sensors, or magneto-resistive direction sensors sense the orientation changes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Publication date: December 19, 2002
    Inventor: David Y. Feinstein