Patents by Inventor Marten Helwig

Marten Helwig 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: 10416789
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include a computer-method includes searching for a receiver having an active first wireless communication protocol. When the receiver is detected, the mobile input device connects to the receiver, and when the receiver is not detected, the method includes searching for a host computer having an active second wireless communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth®) after the receiver is not detected. The method further includes connecting the mobile input device to the host computer when the receiver is not detected and the active second type of wireless communication protocol is detected. The method then continues to search for the receiver while the mobile input device is connected to the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol, and automatically switches the wireless connection from the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol to the receiver when the first type of receiver is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Publication number: 20190227640
    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: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Pate, Cormac O Conaire, Marten Helwig, James Lynch
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20180329523
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include a computer-method includes searching for a receiver having an active first wireless communication protocol. When the receiver is detected, the mobile input device connects to the receiver, and when the receiver is not detected, the method includes searching for a host computer having an active second wireless communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth®) after the receiver is not detected. The method further includes connecting the mobile input device to the host computer when the receiver is not detected and the active second type of wireless communication protocol is detected. The method then continues to search for the receiver while the mobile input device is connected to the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol, and automatically switches the wireless connection from the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol to the receiver when the first type of receiver is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Patent number: 10082886
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes detecting a graphical control element on a graphical user interface (GUI), determining a type of the graphical control element, generating configuration control data to cause an input device to configure one or more input elements on the input device to perform functions corresponding to the type of the graphical control element, and sending the configuration control data to the input device. In some cases, the configuration control data causes the input device to configure at least two of the one or more input elements to perform functions corresponding to the type of the graphical control element, and wherein the at least two of the one or more input elements are associated with different functions. The type of graphical control element can be one of a video media player, audio media player, hyperlink, word processor document, spreadsheet document, or alphanumeric text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Patent number: 10057934
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include a computer-method includes searching for a receiver having an active first wireless communication protocol. When the receiver is detected, the mobile input device connects to the receiver, and when the receiver is not detected, the method includes searching for a host computer having an active second wireless communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth®) after the receiver is not detected. The method further includes connecting the mobile input device to the host computer when the receiver is not detected and the active second type of wireless communication protocol is detected. The method then continues to search for the receiver while the mobile input device is connected to the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol, and automatically switches the wireless connection from the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol to the receiver when the first type of receiver is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Publication number: 20180181263
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes detecting, by a first software application, a first window being displayed on a display of a host computing device, where the first window displays graphical content and is generated by a second software application. The method can further include capturing an image of the graphical content on the first window and generating a second window on the display of the host computing device, where the second window is configured as a top-most window on the display, such that subsequent application-level and system-level window pop-ups occur on a window layer below the second window. The method can further include displaying the captured image of the graphical content on the second window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Publication number: 20180173397
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes detecting a first window being displayed on a display of a host computing device, detecting graphical content on the first window, generating a second window (overlay) on the display, wherein the overlay is configured on a window layer above the first window, and changing graphical qualities of the overlay based on the detected graphical content of the first window. The graphical qualities may include at least one of a shape, size, color, transparency, or opacity of the overlay. The method can further include receiving input data corresponding to a movement of a cursor on the first window, setting a transparency of an area around the cursor to a first transparency, and setting a transparency of a remainder of the overlay to a second transparency, such that the area around the cursor appears to highlight a corresponding area of the graphical content on the first window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Publication number: 20180176965
    Abstract: Certain embodiments include a computer-method includes searching for a receiver having an active first wireless communication protocol. When the receiver is detected, the mobile input device connects to the receiver, and when the receiver is not detected, the method includes searching for a host computer having an active second wireless communication protocol (e.g., Bluetooth®) after the receiver is not detected. The method further includes connecting the mobile input device to the host computer when the receiver is not detected and the active second type of wireless communication protocol is detected. The method then continues to search for the receiver while the mobile input device is connected to the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol, and automatically switches the wireless connection from the host computer having the second wireless communication protocol to the receiver when the first type of receiver is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Publication number: 20180173326
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes detecting a graphical control element on a graphical user interface (GUI), determining a type of the graphical control element, generating configuration control data to cause an input device to configure one or more input elements on the input device to perform functions corresponding to the type of the graphical control element, and sending the configuration control data to the input device. In some cases, the configuration control data causes the input device to configure at least two of the one or more input elements to perform functions corresponding to the type of the graphical control element, and wherein the at least two of the one or more input elements are associated with different functions. The type of graphical control element can be one of a video media player, audio media player, hyperlink, word processor document, spreadsheet document, or alphanumeric text.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Publication date: June 21, 2018
    Inventors: Guillaume Mathias, Christophe Dayer, Martin Caspar Ruegg, Marten Helwig, Patrick Cerisier, Philippe Chazot, Patrick Salamin, Mauricio Garcia, Nicolas Ramond, Yohan Baillet
  • Patent number: D777704
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Marten Helwig, Jean-Marc Fluckiger, Gregory Franc De Ferriere
  • Patent number: D786249
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Khodayar Feiz, Johan van Hengel, Charlotte Coster, Jerry Thong, Marten Helwig
  • Patent number: D792882
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Marten Helwig, Katharine Pulford, Cathal Loughnane, James Lynch, Michael Nolan, Padraig McLoughlin, Tommy Zhu
  • Patent number: D816084
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Cathal Loughnane, George Barrett, Mel Reynolds, Marten Helwig
  • Patent number: RE46893
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Marten Helwig, Katharine Pulford, Cathal Loughnane, James Lynch, Michael Nolan, Padraig McLoughlin, Tommy Zhu
  • Patent number: D826937
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Martin Caspar Rüegg, Marten Helwig, Libao Wu, Olivier Gregoire, Jasper Phua, Padraig Mcloughlin, Fleming Chao
  • 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: D853388
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Cathal Loughnane, George Barrett, Mel Reynolds, Marten Helwig
  • Patent number: D856332
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Martin Caspar Rüegg, Marten Helwig, Libao Wu, Olivier Gregoire, Jasper Phua, Padraig Mcloughlin, Fleming Chao
  • Patent number: D856333
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Martin Caspar Rüegg, Marten Helwig, Libao Wu, Olivier Gregoire, Jasper Phua, Padraig Mcloughlin, Fleming Chao