Position Coordinate Determination For Writing (e.g., Writing Digitizer Pad, Stylus, Or Circuitry) Patents (Class 178/18.01)
  • Patent number: 11354033
    Abstract: An electronic device displays a plurality of icons in a predefined area on the display, and detects a gesture that includes a contact on a touch-sensitive surface while a focus selector is over a respective icon, and subsequent movement of the contact across the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to movement of the focus selector outside of the predefined area. In response to detecting the gesture, if the contact had a maximum intensity during the gesture that was below a respective intensity threshold, the device retains the respective icon in the predefined area after the gesture has ended. But if the contact reached an intensity during the gesture that was above the respective intensity threshold, the device moves the respective icon in accordance with the movement of the contact during the gesture and removes the respective icon from the predefined area after the gesture has ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Julian Missig
  • Patent number: 11347336
    Abstract: A display device including a touch display panel, a roller housing, a touch bar, and a panel driver. The touch display panel includes a plurality of pixels and a plurality of touch sensing elements. At least a portion of the touch display panel is rolled around a roller. The roller housing is configured to receive the roller and has an opening configured to receive the touch display panel. The touch bar is disposed between the roller housing and the touch display panel and contacts the touch display panel. The panel driver divides a display portion of the touch display panel into a display area and a non-display area according to positions of touch sensing elements contacting the touch bar. The panel driver deactivates at least a portion of the non-display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taean Seo, Sunho Kim, Youngseok Seo, Junghun Lee, Jinhwan Choi
  • Patent number: 11340100
    Abstract: A method for evaluating discrete measurement data sequences of an ultrasonic flow measuring device having a recording frequency and ultrasound signal, includes determining time position or height of a maximum of a sinusoidal profile of a time sequence of evaluation values, determined as part of a measurement data sequence or cross-correlation of two sequences recorded at different positions of the device by determining a maximum evaluation value of the time sequence and evaluation values thereof adjacent thereto. Initial values, including an initial maximum value and time, are determined by quadratic fit of evaluation values. Output values including output time describing the position or output height describing the height of the maximum are determined by a determination relationship setting output values in relation with initial values and a calculation quantity formed from selected evaluation values for known recording frequency and known signal frequency and based on a known sinusoidal profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Diehl Metering GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Mayle, Andreas Madinger, Ulrich Gaugler, Alexander Hofmann
  • Patent number: 11307758
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing input to a computing device based on a single contact scaling gesture are provided. A scaling gesture can be performed on a touch-sensitive panel to zoom in or out of a displayed image, for example. One example of a scaling gesture can include two touch contacts moving towards or away from each other. A single contact scaling gesture can include selecting a scaling command based on a first touch input being held for a predetermined duration of time, or based on other criteria. Once the scaling command has been selected, subsequent touch input can determine both a scaling factor and a scaling direction of the scaling command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Assaf Bart, Igor Rayboy
  • Patent number: 11307755
    Abstract: This application is directed to detecting touch events on a touch sensing surface coupled to a capacitive sense array and one or more force sensors. The capacitive sense array includes a plurality of sense electrodes configured to provide a plurality of capacitive sense signals. The force sensors are configured to provide one or more force signals. In accordance with the plurality of capacitive sense signals, one or more candidate touches are determined on the touch sensing surface, and used to determine an expected force shape. An actual force shape caused on the touch sensing surface by the candidate touches is determined from the one or more force signals. The actual and expected force shapes are compared to determine magnitudes of force associated with each of the one or more touch candidates, thereby determining whether each of the one or more candidate touches is a valid touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: PARADE TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Tucker
  • Patent number: 11281340
    Abstract: Touch sensor systems and methods are disclosed including a radio frequency antenna that can be placed on or very near the touch pad. The touch pad sensor includes a patterned shielding that shields the touch pad sensor from back-side signals and has opening that are large enough to allow radio frequencies to pass through the touch pad sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Cirque Corporation
    Inventor: Jon Bertrand
  • Patent number: 11275445
    Abstract: An input device includes: a detector configured to detect an operation state of an operation body on an operation surface; a controller configured to execute an input control with respect to a predetermined instrument in accordance with the operation state of the operation body; and a drive portion configured to vibrate the operation surface. A selection position of the operation buttons on a display is correlated to a coordinate position of the operation body on the operation surface. The drive portion generates a predetermined vibration on the operation surface for a predetermined period in response to determining that the selection position of the operation buttons on the display is changed from one operation button to another operation button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Tomaru, Tatsuya Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11269486
    Abstract: A method for displaying a sub menu in a terminal and a terminal using the same is provided. The method includes displaying an item and a corresponding indicator for the item, receiving a touch input selecting the item according to the indicator, and displaying a related item to the item when receiving a touch gesture consecutive to the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chanki Jo
  • Patent number: 11263421
    Abstract: A dual touch sensor with XY-position and Z-force sensing, such as for implementing a touch button, includes a touch sensor assembly with: (a) an XY-position sensor (such as capacitive, single ended or differential) including an XY electrode disposed at the backside of the touch surface opposite the button area to define an XY sensing area corresponding to the button area, the XY-position sensor to sense a touch within the XY sensing area, as a button-touch event; and (b) a Z-force sensor (such as inductive or capacitive) including a Z-electrode to sense touch-pressure deflection of the touch surface, including to sense a touch-pressure deflection that exceeds a button-press threshold as a button-press event. Sensor electronics coupled to the XY-position sensor and the Z-force sensor detects, as a button touch-press condition, the capacitive XY-position sensor sensing a button-touch event, substantially contemporaneous with the Z-Force sensor sensing a button-press event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Dongtai Liu
  • Patent number: 11249576
    Abstract: An input device includes: a touch sensor that detects a touch position touched by an operating body on an operation screen; a vibrator that is activated in an ultrasonic band to provide haptic feedback on the operation screen; and a controller that is electrically connected to the touch sensor and the vibrator. The controller receives an input made to the touch sensor through a gesture in a predetermined direction from an initial position, activates the vibrator when the touch sensor receives a shorter-in-length gesture in the predetermined direction from the initial position, and deactivates the vibrator when the touch sensor receives a longer-in-length gesture in the predetermined direction from the initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11238452
    Abstract: A signature system for verifying a signature, includes a writing device which is equipped with identification devices for determining identification data which are linked to the identity of an user of the writing instrument, and code generating devices for generating an identification code from the identification data and from further data, the writing device further including display devices for displaying the identification code; as well as a corresponding signature method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventor: Selahattin Fatih
  • Patent number: 11231256
    Abstract: This method for manufacturing a device for locating an impact comprising an interactive surface having a front face for receiving an impact and at least three transducers that need to be distributed and attached against the front face or a rear face of the interactive surface, comprises the following steps: determining a central positioning point for each transducer on the front face or rear face of the interactive surface; attaching each transducer, via the lower conductive layer thereof forming a first electrode, around the central positioning point thereof. It further comprises, following the attachment of each transducer, a step of machining the free upper conductive layer of at least one of the transducers, using a machine tool, at least as far as a piezoelectric intermediate layer of this transducer, in order to form a second electrode of this transducer, centering it around the central positioning point thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Alexandre, Robert Boden, Christian Bolzmacher
  • Patent number: 11226704
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a virtual touch screen are described. An example of a computing device with a virtual touch screen includes a projector to project a user interface image and a depth camera to detect objects in the vicinity of the user interface image. The computing device also includes a touch service that receives image data from the depth camera and analyzes the image data to generate touch event data. The computing device also includes a User Input (UI) device driver that receives the touch event data from the touch service and reports the touch event data to an operating system of the computing device. The touch service and UI device driver are system level software that is operable prior to a user logging onto the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Royce Fernald, Kedar A. Dongre
  • Patent number: 11226697
    Abstract: A touch substrate and a display device are provided. The touch substrate includes: a substrate having a surface including a touch region and a fingerprint recognition region, the touch region and the fingerprint recognition region not overlapping with each other; and a plurality of touch units in the touch region and the fingerprint recognition region, respectively. Each of the touch units in the touch region includes a touch structure. Each of the touch units in the fingerprint recognition region includes a plurality of fingerprint recognition units. Each of the plurality of fingerprint recognition units includes a fingerprint recognition structure, and in a touch mode, each fingerprint recognition structure is multiplexed as a touch structure of each touch unit in the fingerprint recognition region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guiyu Zhang, Hongqiang Luo, KwangGyun Jang
  • Patent number: 11223619
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods of detecting user identity, authenticating a user to a computerized service or to an electronic device, differentiating between users of a computerized service, and detecting possible attackers or possible fraudulent transactions. A method includes: generating a user authentication session that requires a user to enter a secret by performing a task; monitoring the user interactions during task performance; extracting a user-specific behavioral characteristic, and utilizing it as a factor in user authentication. The task requires the user to perform on-screen operations via a touch-screen or touchpad or mouse or other input unit of the electronic device, or to move in space or tilt in space the entirety of the electronic device in a way that causes inputting of the secret data-item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: BIOCATCH LTD.
    Inventor: Avi Turgeman
  • Patent number: 11209973
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a control unit configured to control movement of an item in accordance with a drag operation by a user and an obtaining unit configured to obtain an input position of the drag operation by the user in the display area. In a case where the item is moved from a predetermined position in the display area to a first end part side in the display area by the drag operation, the control unit moves the item in a manner that a relative position of the item with respect to an input position of the drag operation on the first end part side is shifted to the first end part side as compared with a relative position of the item with respect to an input position of the drag operation at the predetermined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoya Ishida
  • Patent number: 11200712
    Abstract: A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to be executed by a processor to receive a set of data elements associated with a user-defined content having a content type. The processor interpolates the set of data elements to produce a first set of content data based on a filter domain associated with the user-defined content. The processor further refines the first set of content data based, at least in part, on the content type to produce a second set of content data. The processor also sends a signal representing the second set of content data such that the user-defined content is displayed based on the second set of content data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: WETRANSFER B.V.
    Inventors: Georg Petschnigg, Andrew Allen, Julian Walker
  • Patent number: 11182068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system, method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium for monitoring a user interface for a gesture, determining whether the gesture is exerting pressure on a screen of a computing device, when the gesture is exerting pressure on the screen, determining whether the pressure is above a threshold amount of pressure, when the pressure is above the threshold, previewing a content item in a series of content items, monitoring the user interface for a second gesture, determining whether the second gesture is traversing pixels in a predetermined direction on the screen, upon determining that the second gesture is traversing pixels, further determining whether the traversal meets a threshold number of traversed pixels, and when the traversal meets the threshold, displaying a subsequent content item in the series.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventor: Jeff Bargmann
  • Patent number: 11182062
    Abstract: A touch panel device includes a touch panel that changes a state of a region on an operation surface in which a touch operation is performed, a pressure sensor unit to output a pressure detection signal corresponding to a pressing force (Fp) applied to the operation surface, and a controller to calculate coordinates of the touch operation on the operation surface based on the state of the touch panel. In a case that a second touch operation is performed, when a value of the pressing force is greater than a predetermined threshold pressing force (ThF), the controller judges that second operation information corresponding to the second touch operation is valid. In a case that a second touch operation is performed, when the value of the pressing force is less than or equal to the threshold pressing force, the controller judges that the second operation information is invalid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Taneko, Daisuke Kisara
  • Patent number: 11175528
    Abstract: A color filter substrate, a display panel and a display device are provided. The color filter substrate includes a common electrode layer and an upper transparent substrate disposed over the common electrode layer. The common electrode layer is provided with a plurality of slits, and orthographic projections of the slits on the upper glass substrate are within an opaque region of the color filter substrate. Orthographic projections of slits in two adjacent rows on the upper transparent substrate are separated by at least two rows of sub-pixel units; or orthographic projections of slits in two adjacent columns on the upper transparent substrate are separated by at least two columns of sub-pixel units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanfeng Li, Yanan Yu, Yanqing Chen, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 11173931
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus capable of improving the accuracy of the degree of comfort in another area to be learned by a user, the information processing apparatus including: a comfort degree calculation unit that calculates a degree of comfort of a particular user on the basis of sensor data of another user; and an output control unit that controls such that information regarding the degree of comfort is output to a terminal of the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Okamori, Nobuhiro Ogawa, Shigeru Sugaya, Yuuji Ogihara
  • Patent number: 11169641
    Abstract: A touch sensitive surface has emitters and detectors arranged around a periphery of the touch sensitive surface. The emitters produce optical beams that are received by the detectors. A stylus is configured to disturb one or more of the optical beams by a variable amount when in contact with the touch sensitive surface. The variable amount depends on an amount of force applied to the stylus towards the touch sensitive surface. A controller of the touch sensitive surface is configured to determine the touch strength of a touch event performed by the stylus based on disturbances of one or more of the optical beams. The touch strength provides a measure of the amount of force applied to the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Beechrock Limited
    Inventors: Niall O'Cleirigh, Owen Drumm, Olivier Mathis, Danil Korchagin, Mihailo Kolundzija, Frederic Bourbon, Julien Piot
  • Patent number: 11163394
    Abstract: One variation of a method for detecting and characterizing force inputs on a surface includes: during a resistance scan cycle of a sampling period, driving a shield electrode arranged over a resistive touch sensor to a reference potential and reading resistance values across sense electrode and drive electrode pairs in the resistive touch sensor; during a processing cycle of the sampling period, transforming the resistance values into a position and a magnitude of a force applied to a tactile surface over the shield electrode, releasing the shield electrode from the reference potential, reading a capacitance value of the shield electrode, and detecting proximity of an object to the tactile surface based on the capacitance value; and generating a touch image representing the position and the magnitude of the force on the tactile surface based on the proximity of the object to the tactile surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sensel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Charles Watson
  • Patent number: 11157047
    Abstract: Embodiments of a multi-form factor Information Handling System (IHS) with touch continuity across displays are described. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, an IHS may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the IHS to: identify a posture of a first display relative to a second display; retrieve a touch continuity parameter corresponding to the posture; and enable touch continuity between the first and second displays using the touch continuity parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Philip M. Seibert, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 11157120
    Abstract: A display device according to an embodiment includes: a display panel including a plurality of pixels disposed in a display region; a pressure sensor disposed to overlap with the display panel, the pressure sensor including a plurality of sensor electrodes disposed in a touch region; a bump structure disposed on at least one of a first surface and a second surface of the pressure sensor to be separated from the sensor electrodes; and a housing supporting the display panel, the pressure sensor, and the bump structure. The bump structure includes a plurality of bumps distributed on respective coordinate points at which the sensor electrodes are disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Ki Hong, Tae Hee Lee, Rang Kyun Mok, Won Sang Park
  • Patent number: 11150761
    Abstract: A position indicator includes a housing and circuitry. The circuitry transmits a plurality of signal blocks successively to a position detecting device. Each of the signal blocks includes a position detection signal, a first modulated signal acquired by modulating one part of a plurality of divided parts of position indicator identification information, and a second modulated signal acquired by modulating current position indicator status information acquired successively from a signal supplied to a control terminal or from a voltage state of the control terminal. The position indicator transmits the plurality of divided parts of position indicator identification information by transmitting the plurality of signal blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 11132105
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes methods and systems for receiving an electronic signature in an electronic document utilizing an interface area. In particular, in response to a user interaction, one or more embodiments of an electronic signature system can provide a signature overlay for capturing a signature to provide within an electronic document. For instance, an electronic signature system can detect user input of an original signature on the signature overlay and modify the original signature entered on the signature overlay so that the modified signature fits within a bounded area of an electronic document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventor: Shannon Hickey
  • Patent number: 11132075
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a touchpad and a display screen thereof. The touchpad includes a first touch electrode assembly and a second touch electrode assembly; the first touch electrode assembly includes a first touch electrode and a first organic insulating layer covering the first touch electrode; and the second touch electrode assembly includes a second touch electrode and a second organic insulating layer covering the second touch electrode. The touch electrode includes a metal layer, a buffer layer and a low reflection layer, the buffer layer being disposed below the metal layer, and the low reflection layer being disposed above the metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Chen, Qicheng Chen, Ming Zhang, Tsungchieh Kuo, Xianlin Ding
  • Patent number: 11112318
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pressure sensor, a pressure-sensor matrix array including the same, and a manufacturing method thereof, the pressure sensor including a first electrode, a conductive layer positioned on the first electrode and including a conductor, an active layer positioned on the conductive layer, being in contact with or being spaced apart from the conductive layer and including a polymer and a semiconductor dispersed in the polymer, and a second electrode positioned on the active layer. The pressure sensor and the pressure-sensor matrix array according to the present invention are capable of eliminating electrical crosstalk between pixels using a rectifying interface in a pressure sensor matrix having high sensitivity to resistance, thereby forming a high-resolution pressure sensor array, and moreover, processing costs and complexity are reduced, which is advantageous for industrial applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: POSTECH ACADEMY-INDUSTRY FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jeong Unyong, You Insang
  • Patent number: 11112888
    Abstract: In one implementation, a pressure sensitive stylus may receive, at a controller, drawing area coordinates, a stroke pressure from a voltage generated by a piezoelectric crystal, and a stylus coordinate direction from a plurality of fiber optic sensors, determine a drawing area from a wireless signal frequency corresponding to the drawing area coordinates, determine a drawing mode of a stylus stroke, wherein the drawing mode includes a stylus coordinate direction and a stylus stroke type, and transmit the drawing area and the stylus stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: James Frenock
  • Patent number: 11106356
    Abstract: Arrangement for the controlled manual selection of an image and/or the adjustment of the display parameters thereof to be shown on a display (13, 22) of a smart electronic device that comprises a handling field (2, 25, 32, 41) controlled by the touch of a finger, wherein a first predetermined group of image and/or display parameters can be controlled by a finger of a user, and the arrangement comprises a further handling field (1, 27, 37, 38, 42) arranged in a position that can be touched by a different finger of the same user and by being touched at least one further display parameter can be adjusted that does not belong to the first group, and the further handling field (1, 27, 37, 38, 42) is arranged spaced from said handling field (2, 25, 32, 41) and the handling fields are mechanically connected through a common body (11, 24, 31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Géza Bálint
  • Patent number: 11099702
    Abstract: A touchscreen includes a first substrate, a second substrate, an adhesive, a first wiring layer, a second wiring layer, a through hole, and an electrically conductive adhesive. The first substrate includes a first transparent conductive film formed at a surface of the first substrate. The second substrate includes a second transparent conductive film formed at a surface of the second substrate. The adhesive adheres the first and second substrates to each other. The first wiring layer is formed on the surface of the first substrate. The second wiring layer is formed on the surface of the second substrate. The through hole pierces through the second substrate. The electrically conductive adhesive is provided in the through hole, and connects the first wiring layer and the second wiring layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Hideyuki Hagihara
  • Patent number: 11099679
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch-sensitive surface. The device detects a touch input on the touch-sensitive surface. In response to detecting the touch input, the device, in accordance with a determination that the touch input is at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that is associated with a first intensity model of a plurality of different intensity models, processes the touch input in accordance with an intensity applied by the touch input on the touch-sensitive surface and the first intensity model without generating a tactile output; and, in accordance with a determination that the touch input is at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that is associated with a second intensity model different from the first intensity model, processes the touch input in accordance with an intensity applied by the touch input on the touch-sensitive surface and the second intensity model, including conditionally generating a tactile output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Raleigh J. Ledet, Ryan S. Dixon, Nils T. Beck, Nicole M. Wells
  • Patent number: 11093129
    Abstract: Methods and program products repositioning icons on a touch display based on characteristics of touch gestures performed on the touch display. The disclosed method may include detecting characteristics of a touch gesture performed on a touch display of an electronic device, and determining if the detected characteristics of the touch gesture exceed a predetermined threshold. In response to determining the detected characteristics exceed the predetermined threshold, the method may also include selecting a group of icons based on at least one of the detected characteristics of the touch gesture performed on the touch display, or predetermined electronic device data. Additionally, the method may include repositioning the selected group of icons on the touch display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar Ananthapur Bache, Vijay Ekambaram, Sarbajit Kumar Rakshit, Saravanan Sadacharam
  • Patent number: 11079865
    Abstract: A position detection device includes an accommodation portion, a planar coil, a first control circuit, and a first detection circuit. The accommodation portion accommodates therein an electronic pen having a position indication coil wound in an axial direction of the electronic pen. The planar coil is disposed adjacent to the accommodation portion at a position at which a center axis direction of the planar coil crosses the axial direction of the electronic pen while the electronic pen is accommodated in the accommodation portion. The first control circuit performs control such that supply of a signal to the planar coil and reception of a signal through the planar coil by electromagnetic induction are performed alternately. The first detection circuit detects a state regarding accommodation of the electronic pen in the accommodation portion in accordance with a presence or an absence of a signal received through the planar coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takeshi Kobori
  • Patent number: 11073958
    Abstract: Provided is an antenna device that performs the reading of information via near field wireless communication by using a plurality of antenna patterns, and that has no insensitive area on the touch surface. An antenna device that reads information via near field wireless communication includes an antenna layer 20 that includes a plurality of antenna patterns 21a to 21l arrayed in parallel with one another, wherein at least a part of the antenna patterns 21a to 21l are arranged so as to overlap with one another when the antenna layer 20 is viewed in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, TOPPAN FORMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Yamagishi, Yasuhiro Sugita, Jean Mugiraneza, Yuki Owashi, Yoshitaka Kawanabe
  • Patent number: 11073905
    Abstract: A work assistance system includes: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor executes a process including: displaying a data list in which pieces of data are arranged according to a predetermined rule, in a state being viewable by an operator; detecting a direction of a gaze movement of the operator with respect to the displayed data list; and changing a region to be highlighted in the data list, depending on whether the detected direction of the gaze movement is in a predetermined state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Teruyuki Sato, Motonobu Mihara, Sébastien Picard
  • Patent number: 11068222
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a transmission processing section which performs short-range one-to-one communication with a communication partner device, a reception processing section, a received data processing section which acquires information obtained by communication with the communication partner device, a display section which displays the information, and a display processing section which executes processing of displaying the information based on a content of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Matsubara, Toyohide Isshi, Aramu Mine
  • Patent number: 11044282
    Abstract: A system includes a plurality of capturing devices and a plurality of displaying devices. The capturing devices and the displaying devices can be communicatively connected to a server. The server can receive captured data from the capturing devices and transform the data into a digitized format. At least one of the capturing devices can record a video during a meeting and the capturing device can transmit the captured video to the server as a video feed. The video feed can show an area that includes handwritten text, e.g., a whiteboard. The server can receive the video feed from the capturing device and perform various processes on the video. For example, the server can perform a voice recognition, text recognition, handwriting recognition, face recognition and/or object recognition technique on the captured video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Gaurang Bhatt, Negar Kalbasi
  • Patent number: 11029758
    Abstract: Methods can include: activating a human-computer interface (HCI), such as a brain-computer interface (BCI) or a muscle-computer interface (muCI), through which a computing device is in operative communication with a brain or one or more muscles of a user; defining a command mapping according to which operation of the computing device is configured to be controlled through the HCI based on at least one electric signal of the user measured via one or more sensors coupled to the user; detecting an operation context of the computing device during operation of the computing device; and remapping the command mapping based on the detected operation context during operation of the computing device. The operation of the computing device can then be controlled through the HCI based on the at least one measured electric signal according to the remapped command mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel Jonathan Milstein
  • Patent number: 11023065
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a touch sensor includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a spacer layer located between the first electrode and the second electrode. One of the first electrode and the second electrode is a drive electrode to which a drive signal is applied. The other one of the first electrode and the second electrode is a receiving electrode that receives the drive signal by a mutual capacitance between the first electrode and the second electrode. When an external pressure is applied to the first electrode through a display, the first electrode is concavely bent toward the second electrode. The mutual capacitance between the first electrode and the second electrode changes according to a distance between the first electrode and the second electrode. The magnitude of the external pressure according to the change of the capacitance between the first electrode and the second electrode is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: HIDEEP INC.
    Inventors: Sang Sic Yoon, Bon Kee Kim
  • Patent number: 11025620
    Abstract: A method and system for authenticating a device, board, assembly or system includes obtaining or processing test/scan information provided via extraction of ECID or other unique identifying information regarding a board. A re-authentication process is performed to verify that the board contains only legitimate ECID or other uniquely identified devices, via comparison of re-extracted codes of devices at known positions against a reference record, the reference record being established by an initial authentication process that utilizes information regarding authentic/unique ECID or other uniquely identified codes of devices delivered to populate the board to derive the reference record for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC WARFARE ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: George Bernard La Fever, Iser B. Flaum
  • Patent number: 11025521
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a dynamic sample of client devices in a distributed system environment are provided. Coordinates for areas based on geospatial input are received. A predicate function that selects a dynamic sample of client devices in the one or more areas based on the received coordinates is determined. The client devices are selected based on the predicate function. A request for information is queried from the selected client devices and is processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Neill, Ivgeni Segal
  • Patent number: 11016626
    Abstract: An input device includes a detector that includes a base having a polyhedral shape and detection electrodes that are provided on some or all sides of the base and detect proximity of an operator, and a guide that has a shape surrounding the detector and guides an input operation performed by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsuda, Suguru Wada
  • Patent number: 11011087
    Abstract: A test circuit is incorporated in an IC without an increase in a chip area. The IC includes a plurality of pins, a plurality of current sensing circuits, and a current generation circuit. The plurality of current sensing circuits process currents flowing through the plurality of pins in parallel and generates digital data, for example. The current generation circuit includes a capacitor and generates a reference current corresponding to the amount of electric charge of the capacitor. The amount of electric charge can be controlled by a voltage input to the capacitor, and thus the range of output currents for current generation can be made wide. The reference current is used for testing the plurality of current sensing circuits. The IC is used for a source driver IC of a display panel, for example. In this case, currents flowing through pixels in the display panel can be sensed by the plurality of current sensing circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Roh Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10997362
    Abstract: A server generates a form identifier to identify a page or input area of a document; generates a location and field type for the input area of the document; associates the location and field type with the form identifier; and reproduces a second document with a graphically represented identifier converted from the form identifier. The location, field type, and form identifier are stored in metadata of the document. A client device obtains a form identifier converted from the graphically represented identifier from a handwriting device. The form identifier is associated with the location and field type for the input area of the second document. The form identifier, location, and field type are stored in metadata of the second document. The client device obtains a positional signal of handwriting from the handwriting device and associates the positional signal with the input area based on the form identifier, location, and field type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Joss Giffard-Burley
  • Patent number: 10983611
    Abstract: A touch sensitive surface has emitters and detectors arranged around at least a portion of a periphery of the touch sensitive surface. The emitters produce optical beams that are received by the detectors. Touch events disturb the beams propagating toward the detectors. Variations in the beams resulting from the touch events are captured and are used to determine the touch events. A stylus disturbs beams when in contact with the touch sensitive surface. The stylus includes a control that can change the stylus from a default state to an alternative state, where the stylus disturbs the beams differently in each state. A controller determines the state of the stylus based on the beams received by the detectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Beechrock Limited
    Inventor: Owen Drumm
  • Patent number: 10976634
    Abstract: Electro-optic, especially electrophoretic, displays are used in variety of architectural and furniture applications, including a tile (100) comprising an electro-optic layer (110) capable of changing the color of the file, front and multiple rear electrodes and a light-transmissive polymeric layer (102), the exposed surface of which is textured to provide a plurality of facets inclined to the plane of the tile (100), the rear electrodes being aligned with the facets. A variable color writable board is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: E Ink Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Paolini, Jr., Michael D. McCreary, Carl Taussig, Paul Apen, George G. Harris, Sunil Krishna Sainis, Joseph Fillion
  • Patent number: 10976855
    Abstract: A touch sensing assembly includes a touch sensing layer that is configured to couple to an interface. The interface is configured to receive contact with skin of a user on a first surface. A first touch sensing layer is coupled to interface. The first touch sensing layer includes a plurality of touch sensors and a plurality of electrodes. The touch sensors are of a first touch sensing type, configured to detect proximity of the user's skin to the interface. The electrodes provide a plurality of electrical signals corresponding to the proximity of the user's skin to the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Raymond Louis Nicoli
  • Patent number: 10976840
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device includes a stylus tip capable of communicating wirelessly with another device through a touch sensor of the other device. The stylus tip includes one or more surface areas, one or more substrates disposed along one or more of the surface areas of the stylus tip, and a plurality of electrodes disposed on or in the one or more substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Shahrooz Shahparnia