Patents by Inventor Tomer Moscovich

Tomer Moscovich 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).

  • Publication number: 20190265834
    Abstract: One variation of a method for interfacing a computer to a human includes: detecting application of a first input onto a touch sensor surface and a first force magnitude of the first input; in response to the first force magnitude exceeding a first threshold magnitude, actuating a vibrator coupled to the touch sensor surface during a first click cycle and triggering an audio driver proximal the touch sensor surface to output a click sound during the first click cycle; detecting retraction of the first input from the touch sensor surface and a second force magnitude of the first input; and, in response to the second force magnitude falling below a second threshold magnitude less than the first threshold magnitude, actuating the vibrator during a second click cycle distinct from the first click cycle and triggering the audio driver to output the click sound during the second click cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Brogan Miller, Charles Watson, Tomer Moscovich, Alexander Grau
  • Patent number: 10331265
    Abstract: One variation of a method for interfacing a computer to a human includes: detecting application of a first input onto a touch sensor surface and a first force magnitude of the first input; in response to the first force magnitude exceeding a first threshold magnitude, actuating a vibrator coupled to the touch sensor surface during a first click cycle and triggering an audio driver proximal the touch sensor surface to output a click sound during the first click cycle; detecting retraction of the first input from the touch sensor surface and a second force magnitude of the first input; and, in response to the second force magnitude falling below a second threshold magnitude less than the first threshold magnitude, actuating the vibrator during a second click cycle distinct from the first click cycle and triggering the audio driver to output the click sound during the second click cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sensel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Brogan Miller, Charles Watson, Tomer Moscovich, Alexander Grau
  • Patent number: 10019096
    Abstract: A force-sensitive touch sensor detects location and force of touches applied to the sensor. Movement of an object touching the force-sensitive touch sensor correlates to movement of a pointer on a display device. Varying levels of force applied to the force-sensitive touch sensor are interpreted as different commands. Objects displayed on the display device can be manipulated by a combination of gestures across a surface of the force-sensitive touch sensor and changes in force applied to the force-sensitive touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya D. Rosenberg, Julien George Beguin, Kenneth H. Perlin, Tomer Moscovich
  • Publication number: 20180129323
    Abstract: One variation of a method for characterizing inputs on a touch sensor surface includes scanning an array of sense electrodes at a first resolution to generate a first force image; in response to detecting a subset of force values in the first force image exceeding a first force threshold, detecting a first force input in the first force image; in response to detecting a second force input within a threshold distance of the first force input in the first force image, entering a second mode comprising: characterizing the first force input and the second force input as a singular input defining a singular input area encompassing the first force input and the second force input and a singular input force magnitude defined by a combination of force values of the first force input and the second force input; and outputting a location and force values of the singular input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Tomer Moscovich
  • Publication number: 20180107378
    Abstract: One variation of a system for interfacing a computer system and a user includes: a touch sensor defining a touch sensor surface and extending over an array of sense electrode and drive electrode pairs; a vibrator coupled to the touch sensor surface; and a controller configured to: detect application of an input onto the touch sensor surface and a force magnitude of the first input at a first time; execute a down-click cycle in response to the force magnitude exceeding a threshold magnitude by driving the vibrator to oscillate the touch sensor surface; map a location of the input on the touch sensor surface to a key of a keyboard represented by the touch sensor surface; and output a touch image representing the key and the force magnitude of the input on the touch sensor surface at approximately the first time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Tomer Moscovich
  • Publication number: 20180074637
    Abstract: One variation of a method for characterizing inputs includes: scanning an array of sense electrodes at a first resolution to generate a first force image; detecting a first force input in the first force image; in response to a first geometry dimension of the first force input exceeding a first threshold, characterizing the first force input as a non-stylus input type; in response to the first geometry dimension of the first force input remaining below the first threshold: scanning the array of sense electrodes at a second resolution; detecting a second force input in a second force image; and, in response to a ratio of a force magnitude of the second force input to a geometry dimension of the second force input exceeding a second threshold, characterizing the first force input as a stylus input type; and outputting a location and a type of the first force input.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Publication date: March 15, 2018
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: 9857909
    Abstract: Techniques for determining whether touch-input gestures approximate straight lines and for animating a display with such gestures are described. The techniques determine a linear regression line for pixel locations comprising a gesture, determine distances of the pixel locations from the linear regression line, and render the set of pixel locations to the display based on the distances and a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Connor Spencer Blue Worley, Julien George Beguin, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: 9785272
    Abstract: A force sensitive touch sensor is configured to distinguish objects touching the surface based on a touch profile. Magnetometers detect the presence, location, orientation, and angle of a stylus comprising a magnet. Presence of the magnetic field in conjunction with touches on the force sensitive touch sensor provides additional comparisons to distinguish whether a touch is from a human hand, a particular portion of a stylus, or other object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya D. Rosenberg, Julien G. Beguin, Tomer Moscovich
  • Publication number: 20170285848
    Abstract: One variation of a method for interfacing a computer to a human includes: detecting application of a first input onto a touch sensor surface and a first force magnitude of the first input; in response to the first force magnitude exceeding a first threshold magnitude, actuating a vibrator coupled to the touch sensor surface during a first click cycle and triggering an audio driver proximal the touch sensor surface to output a click sound during the first click cycle; detecting retraction of the first input from the touch sensor surface and a second force magnitude of the first input; and, in response to the second force magnitude falling below a second threshold magnitude less than the first threshold magnitude, actuating the vibrator during a second click cycle distinct from the first click cycle and triggering the audio driver to output the click sound during the second click cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Publication date: October 5, 2017
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Brogan Miller, Charles Watson, Tomer Moscovich, Alexander Grau
  • Patent number: 9766462
    Abstract: Control of head-mounted display (HMD) systems is described. One method displays at least one image on a first display layer of a HMD system. While displaying the at least one image, the method adjust a transparency setting of a second display layer from a first value to a second value to cause the second display layer to be opaque to limit an amount of light that passes through the lens for viewing the at least one image on the first display layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Connor Spencer Blue Worley, John Aaron Zarraga, Oliver Huy Doan, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: 9609468
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques and systems for inter-device bearing estimation. Particularly, sensor fusion techniques are disclosed that combine motion data of a local computing device with beamforming data of the local computing device to determine a line-of-site path between the local computing device and a remote computing device. A motion sensor(s) of a local computing device may generate motion data from movement of the local computing device. The local computing device may further determine a direction, relative to the local computing device, of a beampattern in which an antenna(s) of the local computing device radiates energy, the beampattern direction being along a communication path between the local computing device and a remote computing device. The local device may then determine, based at least in part on the motion data and the direction of the beampattern, whether the communication path corresponds to a line-of-sight path between the local and remote devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomer Moscovich, Oliver Huy Doan
  • Patent number: 9529463
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and, methods are disclosed for processing stylus interactions with a device and drawing the results of those interactions in a manner that reduces lag. This includes the introduction of a separate overlay module layer that can be updated separately from a normal view system/process of a computing device. In this respect, the overlay module layer may be used to remove unnecessary synchronization events to allow for quick display of stylus input events in the overlay module layer while still allowing the normal rendering process of the operating system to be followed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ishwar VenkataManikanda Ramani, Kenneth James Albanowski, Gustavo Diaz Prado, Tomer Moscovich, Biju Balakrishna Pillai, Mark Riding, Erin Rowland Garrido, Agus Santoso
  • Patent number: 9460667
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing incremental page transitions on an electronic paper display of an electronic device are described herein. In some instances, an electronic-paper display controller that allows for per-pixel or multiple-pixel-block updating enables the incremental page transitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley J. Bozarth, Julien G. Beguin, Jay Michael Puckett, Ilya D. Rosenberg, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: 9373049
    Abstract: Techniques for determining whether touch-input gestures approximate straight lines and for animating a display with such gestures are described. Some techniques receive a gesture input through a display, define an oriented bounding box for the gesture, and determine whether the gesture approximates a straight line based on an amount of the gesture that is contained within the oriented bounding box. Other techniques determine a linear regression line for pixel locations comprising a gesture, determine distances of the pixel locations from the linear regression line, and render the set of pixel locations to the display based on the distances and a threshold. Further techniques record a gesture input through a display, determine a sequence of frame updates for the gesture, each frame update including a part of the gesture, and provide the frame updates for sequential updating of the display to effect an animation of the gesture on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Connor Spencer Blue Worley, Julien G. Beguin, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: 9311688
    Abstract: A plurality of different procedures are used to improve a quality of an RGBW color mosaic image displayed on an electronic paper display, such as an electrophoretic display of an electronic device. By processing lines of an input color image within a pipeline, less memory is required, since intermediate images need not be stored between each successive procedures. The different procedures can include contrast enhancement, color downsampling, saturation boosting, fringe reduction, and dithering to reduce color banding. Fringe reduction is implemented by computing desired and perceived values for each color component of a pixel currently being processed, and desired and perceived values for the luma of an input pixel, and then convolving these values using convolution filters having values selected so that a total color component weight is the same for all of the color filters, thereby preserving color balance in the color image that is to be rendered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya D. Rosenberg, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: D813235
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Sensel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Brogan Carl Miller, Reuben Eric Martinez, Stephanie Wanti Lim, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: D816081
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sensel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Brogan Carl Miller, Stephanie Maria Chedid, Stephanie Wanti Lim, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: D822033
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Sensel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, Stephanie Wanti Lim, Reuben Eric Martinez, Brogan Carl Miller, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: D835181
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SENSEL, INC.
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Brogan Carl Miller, Reuben Eric Martinez, Stephanie Wanti Lim, Tomer Moscovich
  • Patent number: D842924
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sensel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Stephanie Wanti Lim, Reuben Eric Martinez, Brogan Carl Miller, Tomer Moscovich