Patents by Inventor Hock Cheng NG

Hock Cheng NG 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: 10948998
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria Wackers, Chee Wai Lu, Hock Cheng Ng, Wai Jye Chan
  • Patent number: 10719162
    Abstract: A handheld device includes an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content and a bezel disposed around the electronic display. The bezel may have an opening allowing a person to view the active area. The handheld device also includes a force sensing system having a force sensing element that is disposed below an external surface of the bezel. The force sensing system may be configured to a sense a force on the bezel and to generate a sensor signal indicative of the force. The handheld device may further include a processor operable to receive the sensor signal and to execute a function based on the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai Lu, Hock Cheng Ng, Cheng Seong Lee, Wai Jye Chan
  • Publication number: 20200026364
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria WACKERS, Chee Wai LU, Hock Cheng NG, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Publication number: 20190302950
    Abstract: A handheld device includes an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content and a bezel disposed around the electronic display. The bezel may have an opening allowing a person to view the active area. The handheld device also includes a force sensing system having a force sensing element that is disposed below an external surface of the bezel. The force sensing system may be configured to a sense a force on the bezel and to generate a sensor signal indicative of the force. The handheld device may further include a processor operable to receive the sensor signal and to execute a function based on the sensor signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Publication date: October 3, 2019
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai LU, Hock Cheng NG, Cheng Seong LEE, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Patent number: 10409389
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria Wackers, Chee Wai Lu, Hock Cheng Ng, Wai Jye Chan
  • Publication number: 20190187806
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria WACKERS, Chee Wai LU, Hock Cheng NG, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Patent number: 10324557
    Abstract: A handheld device includes an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content and a bezel disposed around the electronic display. The bezel may have an opening allowing a person to view the active area. The handheld device also includes a force sensing system having a force sensing element that is disposed below an external surface of the bezel. The force sensing system may be configured to a sense a force on the bezel and to generate a sensor signal indicative of the force. The handheld device may further include a processor operable to receive the sensor signal and to execute a function based on the sensor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai Lu, Hock Cheng Ng, Cheng Seong Lee, Wai Jye Chan
  • Patent number: 10203767
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria Wackers, Chee Wai Lu, Hock Cheng Ng, Wai Jye Chan
  • Publication number: 20190006962
    Abstract: A system includes a first force sensing transducer being configured to enable force sensing detection of a first force input on a first contact interface, a memory, and a processor that is operatively coupled to the memory and the first force sensing transducer. The processor is configured to perform operations including detect the first force input on the first contact interface via the first force sensing transducer, measure at least one of a magnitude or a direction of the first force input detected by the first force sensing transducer, compute a force sensing data parameter based on the measured at least one of the magnitude or the direction of the first force input; determine an output function based on the force sensing data parameter; and cause an activation of the output function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai LU, Cheng Seong LEE, Hock Cheng NG, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Publication number: 20180252006
    Abstract: A door handle includes a handle body with an external surface, an internal portion, and a mounting feature configured to couple the handle body to a door. The door handle also includes a force sensing element disposed in the internal portion of the handle body. The first force sensing element is configured to measure a force applied to the external surface of the door handle. The door handle further includes a communication element coupled to the force sensing element. The force measured by the force sensing element is used to determine an output function.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Publication date: September 6, 2018
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai LU, Cheng Seong LEE, Hock Cheng NG, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Publication number: 20180210598
    Abstract: A handheld device includes an electronic display having an active area for presenting visual content and a bezel disposed around the electronic display. The bezel may have an opening allowing a person to view the active area. The handheld device also includes a force sensing system having a force sensing element that is disposed below an external surface of the bezel. The force sensing system may be configured to a sense a force on the bezel and to generate a sensor signal indicative of the force. The handheld device may further include a processor operable to receive the sensor signal and to execute a function based on the sensor signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Publication date: July 26, 2018
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chee Wai LU, Hock Cheng NG, Cheng Seong LEE, Wai Jye CHAN
  • Publication number: 20180203521
    Abstract: A system includes a surface having a demarcated area and discrete areas disposed on the surface. The discrete areas may each be configured to receive user input. At least a portion of the discrete areas overlap the demarcated area. The system further includes a sensing layer disposed underneath the surface. The sensing layer may be configured to sense force applied to the surface in response to the user input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Publication date: July 19, 2018
    Applicant: INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Christiaan Anna Maria WACKERS, Chee Wai LU, Hock Cheng NG, Wai Jye CHAN