Writing Digitizer Pad Patents (Class 178/18.03)
  • Patent number: 11675470
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method and system for projected capacitive (PCAP) touchscreen construction with laser ablation. In glass/film/film (GFF) PCAP touchscreens, the films are coated with indium-tin-oxide (ITO), patterned by printing silver ink, and by ablating both the ITO and silver with a laser. A similar process occurs for a glass/glass (2GS) PCAP touchscreen. Embodiments include varying the pattern with which the laser ablates ITO on film within the touch area to improve touchscreen sensitivity. For example, by varying the width of patterns of floating ITO islands such that widths are less than or equal to a plan-view electrode gap between vertical and horizontal electrode pads and larger elsewhere, the touch sensitivity of the PCAP touchscreen may be improved and/or maximum touchscreen size may be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: Joel C. Kent
  • Patent number: 11592904
    Abstract: Flexible haptic interface including a chamber containing a non-newtonian fluid and bounded at least partially by a flexible wall the exterior face of which defines a touch surface capable of being touched by a user; a plurality of actuators borne by a flexible carrier and placed so as to transmit a local mechanical excitation to the fluid; and a control circuit connected to the actuators and configured to modulate the signals sent to the actuators in order to mechanically induce a modification of the rheology of the fluid and to generate a haptic sensation perceptible by the user on the touch surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: Fabrice Casset
  • Patent number: 11540012
    Abstract: An electronic device receives a request, from a first device of a host user, to initiate a first shared playback session for the first device and one or more additional devices. The electronic device streams media content from a first playback queue to the first device and to the one or more additional devices, the first playback queue including one or more media content items corresponding to the first shared playback session. The electronic device determines that the first device of the host user has left the first shared playback session and, in response, maintains the first playback queue to be accessed by the one or more additional devices. After the host user has left the first shared playback session, the electronic device provides one or more media content items from the first playback queue to at least one of the one or more additional devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Perttu Santeri Hernejärvi, Issra Amir Omer, Aron Joel Manucheri, Charlotta Ollesdotter, Daniel Per Åke Lindstrand, Mikael Ragnhult, Mattias Svala, Oskar Kjellin, Lonneke Van Es, Oskar Werkelin Ahlin, Erik Broberg, Conor Taylor, Björn Håkan Lindberg, Keenan Cassidy
  • Patent number: 11460930
    Abstract: A system for navigating a host device, including a host device, a display serving as a graphical user interface (GUI), and a keyboard with navigational control functions is disclosed. The keyboard comprises at least a frame, a plurality of keys, one or more key-top touch sensors, one or more edge touch sensors, and a keyboard communication interface. The keyboard is an all-in-one input device capable of operatively receiving text inputs, mouse cursor inputs, and gesture inputs from a user, sending them to the host device, and controlling a GUI of the host device. Advantageously, the keyboard may replace a conventional keyboard and mouse without sacrificing the individual functionality of either apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: PFU America, Inc.
    Inventor: Yuki Kasahara
  • Patent number: 11463090
    Abstract: A touch keyboard includes a keyboard touch electrode module and keyswitches arranged along lengthwise and widthwise directions. The keyboard touch electrode module includes plural key electrode matrixes one-to-one corresponding to plural key projection areas for the keyswitches. The key electrode matrixes are arranged along the lengthwise direction and the widthwise direction. At least two key electrode matrixes unaligned in the widthwise direction are identical to each other. The key electrode matrix includes plural electrodes arranged alternately at an electrode interval. A size of the electrode in the widthwise direction is defined by a function of the electrode interval, a key pitch between two widthwise-adjacent ones of the key projection areas, and an electrode row number covered within the key pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Wei-Yan You, Chin-Lung Chan, Po-Yueh Chou
  • Patent number: 11455038
    Abstract: A vibration structure that includes a frame member having an opening therein; a vibration part within the opening in the frame member; a support part that connects the vibration part and the frame member and supports the vibration part within the opening in the frame member; a film that deforms in a planar direction in response to voltage application; and a connection member that connects the film to the vibration part and the frame member such that the vibration part vibrates in the planar direction when the film deforms in the planar direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Junichi Hashimoto, Jun Endo, Kentaro Usui
  • Patent number: 11449161
    Abstract: A touch sensor includes a substrate layer, a plurality of sensing electrodes on the substrate layer, and at least one device hole penetrating through one or more of the sensing electrodes. A functional device of an image display device may overlap the device hole so that an optical interference by the touch sensor may be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Byung Jin Choi, HwanSil Jang
  • Patent number: 11435835
    Abstract: An electronic communications method includes receiving, by a device, electronic information. The electronic communications method further includes receiving, by the device, additional electronic information. A time period between receiving the electronic information and the additional electronic information is less than another time period between receiving the electronic information and the additional electronic information by using a standard keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: John Walter Downey
  • Patent number: 11392225
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the present invention, an electronic device comprises: a housing which comprises a first plate, a second plate facing the opposite direction from the first plate and a lateral member surrounding a space between the first plate and second plate; a hole which is formed through the lateral member and is connected to the space; a stylus pen which can be inserted to the space through the hole, wherein the stylus pen comprises a pen housing extending long between a first end part and a second end part and a first coil positioned inside the pen housing, wound about the axis in a first direction extending from the first end part to the second end part and having the coil length of a first length; a second coil which is disposed inside the space of the housing so as to partly face the first coil of the stylus pen when the stylus pen is fully inserted to the housing, wherein the second coil comprises a conductive wire extending over a first area facing the first coil and a second are
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Junghui Park, Yongwoon Kim, Sungjun Kim
  • Patent number: 11334204
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to touch technologies, and provides a touch component, a touch apparatus using the touch component, and a touch-control method applied to the touch apparatus. The touch component is applied to a wearable device, and includes: M self-capacitive touch electrodes (Cs1 to Csm) disposed on a single pattern wiring layer (10). Each of the touch electrodes (Cs1 to Csm) is connected to a touch chip by a wire on the pattern wiring layer (10). M is a positive integer greater than 2 and less than 10. The M touch electrodes (Cs1 to Csm) form a touch sensing surface of the touch component, the touch sensing surface has at least two sliding detection directions, the at least two sliding detection directions intersect, and a quantity of touch electrodes in each of the sliding detection directions is greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Shiyu Liu
  • Patent number: 11334239
    Abstract: A terminal device having a dual touch screen capable of controlling a content is disclosed. The terminal device displays at least one content to a display unit. A processor coupled to the terminal is configured to checking content mapped to an area at which a touch event is detected and released from the dual touch screen including a first touch sensor and a second touch sensor and to control the content according to the touch event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Soo Yeoun Yoon, Hui Chul Yang, Hyun Jin Kim, Yong Gook Park, Ji Yeon Kwak, Ji Hyeon Kweon, Eun Kyung Yoo, Keum Koo Lee
  • Patent number: 11314340
    Abstract: The functionality of a conventional mouse is extended to provide an extended number of simultaneously adjustable user interface parameters employing one or more user-removable modules. In an embodiment, a user interface for controlling an external device, such as a computer, includes a first user interface sensor configured with a housing. This first sensor generates a first plurality of signals responsive to movement of the housing relative to two orthogonal axes. A compartment is configured with the housing and is sized to receive the user-removable module. This user-removable module contains a second user interface sensor, which generates a second plurality of signals responsive to user manipulation. Output is provided responsive to signals generated by the first and second user interface sensors. In another embodiment, the housing of an extended functionality mouse itself serves as a module removable from a compartment provided in another physical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Chemtron Research LLC
    Inventor: Lester F. Ludwig
  • Patent number: 11301061
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an electronic device comprises: a communication module comprising communication circuitry, a processor electrically connected with the communication module, and a memory electrically connected with the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to control the electronic device to: receive at least one first communication signal including information about a position of a stylus pen through the communication module, identify a gesture based on the information about the position of the stylus pen, identify an operation corresponding to the gesture, and based on detecting a repetition event for the operation based on at least one second communication signal received from the stylus pen, through the communication module, repeat an execution of the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Banghyun Kwon, Inhyung Jung, Hyunwoong Kwon, Sangmin Shin, Sangheon Kim, Jongwu Baek
  • Patent number: 11294483
    Abstract: An active stylus includes a stylus body and a touch sensor. The stylus body includes a first electrode and a pen body. The first electrode is used to send a signal. The pen body extends along a first direction. The touch sensor is provided on or in the pen body and includes a plurality of column electrodes extending along the first direction. There is a first gap between two adjacent column electrodes. Each column electrode has a first sensing electrode and a second sensing electrode. A first end of the first sensing electrode in the first direction has a recess to define a recess area. A second end of the second sensing electrode in the first direction has a projection extending into the recess area. There is a second gap between the projection and the recess. The second gap is smaller than the first gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: I-Hau Yeh, Hsian-Hong Wei, Chih-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 11248137
    Abstract: A digital notepad is disclosed that includes an onboard computer, a base having retainers, a writing instrument having a tip that is configured to deliver ink, a plurality of sheets of paper, and a plurality of touch sensors communicatively connected to the onboard computer. The onboard computer includes one or more computer processors and a program loaded thereon configured to read information from at least one of the plurality of touch sensors. At least one of the touch sensors of the plurality of touch sensors may be integrated into the base. At least one of the plurality of sheets of paper may be retained on the base and in close proximity to the at least one of the touch sensors. The digital notepad may further include a display screen communicatively connected to the onboard computer and configured to display markings read by at least one of the plurality of touch sensors. In another embodiment, the digital notepad's writing instrument includes thermally reactive ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ji Shen
  • Patent number: 11243615
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for providing a multipurpose remote control are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alok Chandel, Pierre-Yves Laligand
  • Patent number: 11221749
    Abstract: An electronic device, method and computer program product are provided. The electronic device comprises a memory to store program instructions, one or more processors to execute the program instructions, and a main body unit. The main body unit has a housing comprising a top side. The main body unit further includes a keyboard and a touchpad disposed along the top side of the housing. The keyboard and the touchpad are located in discrete areas. The touchpad includes a touch sensor and a touchpad display covering at least a portion of the touch sensor. The one or more processors display a graphical user interface (GUI) on the touchpad display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Brian William Wallace, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 11221709
    Abstract: A circuit includes a function module, a processing module, and a transceive circuit. The function module is operably coupled to detect stimulus of an electronic writing apparatus and generate functional data based on the stimulus. The processing module is operable to generate an outbound data signal from the functional data. The transceive circuit is coupled to a conductor of the electronic writing apparatus and includes a reference circuit operably coupled to, generate an identifier signal having a unique waveform characteristic that is an identifier for an aspect of the electronic writing apparatus, and combine the outbound data signal with the identifier signal to produce a transmit reference signal. The transceive circuit also includes a drive-sense circuit that is operably coupled to regulate the transmit reference signal on the conductor and generate an error correction signal based on the transmit reference signal and an inbound signal received via the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SigmaSense, LLC.
    Inventors: Daniel Keith Van Ostrand, Patrick Troy Gray
  • Patent number: 11204654
    Abstract: A method for navigating a focus element for highlighting menu items of a menu bar on a screen by a deflection of an actuation device on a remote control, comprising detecting a first control signal dependent on a degree of deflection of the actuation device and a second control signal dependent on an actuation force with which the actuation device is deflected; and shifting the focus element and menu items relative to each other depending on a comparison of the second control signal and a predetermined condition, if the first control signal is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Fischer, Ferdinand Maier
  • Patent number: 11175767
    Abstract: An optical touch-sensitive device is able to determine the locations of multiple simultaneous touch events on a surface. The optical touch-sensitive device includes multiple emitters and detectors. Each emitter produces optical beams which are received by the detectors. Touch events on the surface disturb the optical beams received by the detectors. Based on the disturbed beams, a map of the touch activity on the surface is generated. Touch characteristics and touch types for each touch event are determined from the map. By applying the touch characteristics and touch types to contextual information, a machine learned model, or a set of predefined rules, touches can be classified as wanted or unwanted touch events. Unwanted touch events may be ignored to improve user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Beechrock Limited
    Inventors: Owen Drumm, Niall O'Cleirigh
  • Patent number: 11137830
    Abstract: A control device for an interactive computing system includes a first elongated member, a second elongated member, and a biasing actuator. The first elongated member and the second elongated member are pivotably coupled at a pivot axis. The biasing actuator is coupled to the first elongated member and the second elongated member to provide an output torque between the first elongated member and the second elongated member about the pivot axis. The control device is configured to receive user input for controlling a virtual device displayed by the interactive computing system to visually resemble a physical device. The biasing actuator is controllable to provide tactile feedback to simulate physical behavior of the physical device. The control device is movable freely in space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin G. Jackson, Seung Wook Kim, David H. Bloom, Brenton A. Baugh, Steven J. Taylor, Madeleine S. Cordier
  • Patent number: 11137840
    Abstract: A stylus pen, a touch sensing system having the stylus pen, a touch sensing controller employed therein and a touch sensing method using the touch sensing system are disclosed. A stylus pen includes a conductive pen case made of a conductive material, a stylus tip connected to a first terminal of the conductive pen case, and a signal supply part supplying a pen driving signal to the stylus tip and providing the conductive pen case with a palm rejection signal. A palm rejection signal different from the pen driving signal applied to the stylus tip is applied to the conductive pen case, thereby achieving a palm rejection function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Sang-hyun Han, Jae-sung An
  • Patent number: 11126263
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present disclosure sets forth a technique for generating an interface on a resonance surface. The technique includes determining a resonance pattern corresponding to a set of interface elements. The technique further includes configuring one or more haptic output devices to generate haptic output that creates the resonance pattern on the resonance surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Adam Boulanger, Joseph Verbeke, Davide Di Censo, Stefan Marti
  • Patent number: 11120708
    Abstract: A simulated abdominal wall for laparoscopic surgical training and methods of making the wall are provided. The simulated abdominal wall is dome-shaped having a visual appearance of an insufflated abdomen. Also, the wall is strong enough to withstand penetration with surgical trocars without unrealistic buckling or deformation. The wall is supported by a frame along the perimeter without any support structures traversing the wall that would interfere with port placement. The wall includes multiple layers connected together to form a unitary wall to fit a laparoscopic trainer. In one method, a projection of a dome is cut from a flat layer of foam material and assembled within a mold cavity. Consecutive layers with the same or different projection pattern are laid up inside the mold cavity. In another method, a vacuum mold together with heat is used to deform each foam layer. Adhesive is applied between layers to simultaneously join the adjacent layers upon deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory K. Hofstetter, Tracy Breslin, Joel B. Velasco
  • Patent number: 11086454
    Abstract: A touch substrate is provided. The touch layer includes a plurality of first electrodes and a plurality of second electrodes. The plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrodes are intersected with and insulated from each other. Each of the plurality of first electrodes includes a plurality of first electrode units arranged in a row direction and connected to each other sequentially, and each of the plurality of second electrodes includes a plurality of second electrode units arranged in a column direction and connected to each other sequentially. The plurality of first electrodes are divided into a plurality of first electrode groups arranged in the column direction, each of the plurality of the first electrode groups includes first electrode units. In each of the plurality of the first electrode groups, the first electrode units in a same column are connected to each other sequentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Biyu Zhao, Kwanggyun Jang, Lianbin Liu
  • Patent number: 11061477
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device comprises an optical structure with a plurality of pixels configured to generate an optical image on a front side of the optical structure. The display device further includes a plurality of acoustic transducers configured to generate an acoustic field for stimulating the tactile sense of a human person based on a plurality of control signals in a space in front of the front side of the optical structure. The plurality of acoustic transducers are located on a back side of the optical structure. The display device further includes a control circuit configured to generate at least one of the plurality of control signals based on at least one acoustic property of the optical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Tretbar, Daniel Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11048399
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including a housing, a display panel which is viewable via a part of the housing, and is configured to detect an input by a stylus pen, a processor operatively connected to the display panel, and a memory operatively connected to the processor, wherein the memory is configured to store instructions which, when executed, enable the processor to receive a signal from the stylus pen via the display panel, determine a strength of the signal, a first phase of the signal, and a location of an input by the stylus pen based on at least the received signal, and adjust a threshold value used for determining a type of an input by the stylus pen based on at least the first phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Joohoon Lee, Byunghoon Kang, Hyunsuk Choi
  • Patent number: 11023084
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch sensor that includes a support layer including a touch area and a non-touch area surrounding the touch area, a sensing electrode part disposed on the support layer and in the touch area, and an insulating layer disposed in the touch area and a portion of the non-touch area. The insulating layer has a trench disposed along a perimeter of the touch area in the non-touch area. Also disclosed is a display device that includes the touch sensor and a method of manufacturing the touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: In Nam Lee, Dongpil Park, Jaehyun Lee, Mi Young Kim, Sang Chui Lee
  • Patent number: 11016619
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure provide a touch panel a method of manufacturing the touch panel and a touch display panel. The touch panel includes a touch substrate; and a plurality of touch electrodes on the touch substrate, the plurality of touch electrodes being spaced apart from each other in a first direction and extending in a second direction different from the first direction, wherein a width of each of the touch electrodes gradually increases or decreases in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaodong Xie, Tsungchieh Kuo, Jing Wang, Tengfei Zhong, Yaying Li
  • Patent number: 11009992
    Abstract: An active stylus includes a stylus electrode, receive circuitry, and transmit circuitry. The stylus electrode is configured to capacitively couple with one or more electrodes of a capacitance-based touch sensor of a touch-sensitive device. The receive circuitry is operatively coupled to the stylus electrode and configured to receive a synchronization waveform from the touch-sensitive device. The transmit circuitry is operatively coupled to the stylus electrode and configured to, upon receiving the synchronization waveform, transmit stylus information to the touch-sensitive device according to a communication frame including a first set of sub-frames and a second set of sub-frames. The transmit circuitry is configured to transmit a first waveform during the first set, if the active stylus is hovering, transmit the first waveform during the second set, and if the active stylus is not hovering, transmit one or more additional waveforms during the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Tianzhu Qiao
  • Patent number: 10996772
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing that includes a first end portion and a second end portion, a pen tip that is disposed at the first end portion, a first coil that is disposed in the housing adjacent to the first end portion, is wound around an axis of the housing, and includes a first conductive line of a first length, and a second coil that surrounds the first coil, is wound around the axis of the housing, and includes a second conductive line of a second length shorter than the first length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyukjin Jung, Minsoo Kim, Jinman Kim, Kwangho Shin, Jinwan An
  • Patent number: 10976710
    Abstract: A device is provided, including a housing having a cavity that is open to an exterior of the housing; an electrical element positioned inside the housing; and an actuation system configured to actuate the element and including a thermoelectric module including first and second electrically insulating plates substantially parallel to one another and each bear electrically conductive terminal blocks, and semiconductive pillars that extend between the respective blocks of the first and second plates, the module housed inside the cavity such that the second plate is positioned against walls of the cavity and the first plate is accessible from outside the housing, and an electronic transmission circuit linking at least two of the blocks of the second plate to the element, and where the system extends beyond the exterior of the housing in a direction perpendicular to a plane aligned with a surface of the exterior of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: The Swatch Group Research and Development Ltd
    Inventors: Francois Gueissaz, Alain Jornod
  • Patent number: 10950824
    Abstract: A flexible display device includes: a display panel capable of being bent with respect to a folding line; and a metal plate disposed on the display panel and capable of being bent with respect to the folding line. The metal plate has a plurality of holes disposed on each side of the folding line, the plurality of holes being formed in a zigzag pattern with respect to the folding line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Sebong Kim, Sangjae Kim, Younjoon Kim, Solbi Lee, Gyeongho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10928782
    Abstract: System and techniques for a virtual detent bezel device are described herein, a configuration that specifies a detent pattern and an output pattern corresponding to the detent pattern may be received receiving by the virtual detent bezel device. A physical portion of the virtual detent bezel device may sense a rotational action of a user interacting with a physical portion of the virtual detent bezel device. The rotational action may be compared to a present rotational position to determine a rotational change. The rotational change may be thresholded against the detent pattern to determine that a detent is crossed. A haptic feedback device may be activated in response to determining that the detent is crossed. A portion of the output pattern that corresponds to the detent that is crossed may be output by the virtual detent bezel device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Anna-Marie Mansour, James Lundell, Corrie Bates, Megan E. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10901408
    Abstract: A system for monitoring functions of a work machine. The system comprises an electronically readable identifier associated with an operator of the work machine. A user interface operable by the operator. A processor communicatively coupled to the user interface. At least one control device, wherein the at least one control device is configured to control operations of the work machine or an implement coupled to the work machine in response to receipt of an output signal generated by the processor. The processor is configured to execute a set of instructions stored on a memory such that when executed the processor is programmed to: read out the electronically readable identifier and obtain, via the user interface, an input selection of a desired device function assigned in an authorization database to the electronically readable identifier and to activate a desired function for a limited time duration that is defined or that is specified by means of the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Valentin Gresch
  • Patent number: 10901525
    Abstract: An image display control device according to the present invention includes a display control unit, an obtaining unit, a drawing unit, a deleting unit, and an operating unit. The display control unit displays an image on a display device. The obtaining unit obtains contact position information or proximity position information of a drawing device, which is relative to a display area of the display device. The drawing unit generates a drawn image, compose a display image of an information processing apparatus with the drawn image, and displays the composite image on the display device. The deleting unit deletes the drawn image from the displayed image, and display on the display device. The operating unit operates the information processing apparatus. The drawing device switches and specifies a generation and deletion of the drawn image, and an operation of the information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsuyuki Omura
  • Patent number: 10895932
    Abstract: Improved sensing can include modified sampling and/or processing to improve performance against noise due to environmental variations and interference. In some examples, improved interference rejection can be achieved by sampling a sensor multiple times during settled periods. In some examples, the excitation signal and sampling window can be dynamically adjusted to satisfy drift and/or interference specifications based on various operating conditions or the operating environment. In some examples, drift performance can be traded off to improve interference performance. In some examples, improved immunity to environmental variations can be achieved by equalizing sensor outputs in accordance with characterization of the sensing system. In some examples, improved performance can be achieved by sampling the sensor continuously and using an optimized window function to improve performance against noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Moshe Malkin, Vivek Pant
  • Patent number: 10895940
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a base substrate, a first pattern, a first insulation layer, a second pattern, and a second insulation layer. The first pattern is disposed on the base substrate. The first pattern includes a driving line extended in a second direction that crosses a first direction and first sensing electrodes that are electrically connected to the driving line and arranged in the second direction. The first insulation layer is disposed on the first pattern and the base substrate covering the first pattern. The second pattern is disposed on the first insulation layer. The second pattern includes a sensing line extended in the first direction and second sensing electrodes that are electrically connected to the sensing line and arranged in the first direction. The second insulation layer is disposed on the second pattern and the first insulation layer covering the second pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Rok Lee
  • Patent number: 10884501
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide a display device including a display panel; an actuator configured to generate a predetermined vibration that is applied to the display panel; and a force sensor configured to sense force applied onto the display panel, the force sensor disposed on the display panel at a nodal point of the display panel that minimizes a portion of the sensed force resulting from the predetermined vibration generated by the actuator, and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeonggoo Kang
  • Patent number: 10877596
    Abstract: For fine adjustment of linear control, a processor detects a specified touch of a finger on a linear control of the touch screen. In response to detecting the specified touch, the processor measures a rolling contact of the finger on the touch screen. Subareas of the finger maintain contact with corresponding pixels of the touch screen. The processor modifies the linear control as a function of the rolling contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Mark Patrick Delaney, John Carl Mese, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10860149
    Abstract: A touch panel with electromagnetic induction function comprising a light-emitting diode backlight layer, an electromagnetic antenna, a display panel layer, a touch panel layer and a protective layer. The light emitting diode backlight layer has a plurality of light emitting diode units. The electromagnetic antenna is disposed on the backlight layer for emitting an alternating electromagnetic field and receiving a resonance signal. The display panel layer is disposed on the backlight layer. The touch panel layer is disposed on the display panel layer for capacitive touch. The protective layer is disposed on the touch panel layer to protect the touch panel layer. An electromagnetic pen for electromagnetic touch is configured to receive the alternating electromagnetic field and then emit the resonance signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Bo-Rong Lin, Hsuan-Yun Lee, Ching-Lin Li
  • Patent number: 10852773
    Abstract: Embodiments of a multi-form factor Information Handling System (IHS) with an accessory backpack are described. In some embodiments, an IHS may include a first display and a second display coupled to the first display, where the second display comprises a catch, and where the catch is configured to magnetically engage a corresponding hook of an accessory in response to a top surface of the accessory being placed under a back portion of the second display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Liam B. Quinn, Christopher Alan Robinette, Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert
  • Patent number: 10845988
    Abstract: A handwriting board is provided. The handwriting board includes a bendable support plate, a touch screen and a control module located at the bendable support plate. The touch screen and the control module are electrically connected with each other. The touch screen is configured to sense a writing operation of a stylus on a writing paper and to generate touch coordinate data of the writing operation. The control module is configured to acquire the touch coordinate data and to generate touch handwriting information according to the touch coordinate data. The handwriting board is configured to sense the writing operation of the stylus on the writing paper and to form the touch handwriting information corresponding to an actual handwriting of the stylus formed on the writing paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Xinyuan Xia
  • Patent number: 10824333
    Abstract: A method of displaying a keyboard includes: determining a window state of a current window when an input operation is detected based on the current window; and displaying a floating keyboard at an upper layer of a screen in a floating manner based upon the determined window state being a split-screen state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventors: Lilian Yang, Wei Yu, Zile Zou, Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 10810833
    Abstract: A gaming system including a housing and one or more deformable devices supported by the housing, wherein the deformable devices are configured to selectively take multiple different shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventor: Fayez Idris
  • Patent number: 10809850
    Abstract: A touch event processing method, comprising: virtualizing a standard HID pen apparatus and a touch apparatus in an operating system; intercepting touch information sent by a physical touch apparatus so that the touch information is not directly received by the operating system; classifying the touch information, and sending, by using different virtual apparatuses based on the classification, the touch information to the operating system for processing. A user can directly touch, write and erase in the software based on past experience and impressions, does not need to search a toolbar for a required functional icon, and even does not need to open the toolbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen Hitevision Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yen-Hao Han, Hsiu-Fang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10810404
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to bioimpedence-based spoof detection in an optical biometric reader. For example, embodiments operate in context of a biometric reader having a platen integrated with substantially transparent bioimpedance source and receiver electrodes covered by a substantially transparent protective layer. A multi-frequency input signal can be injected from the source electrode into a purported skin site (through the protective layer), so that a response signal is received by the receiver electrode. The response signal is interrogated to formulate a dispersive bioimpedance response of the purported skin site to the input signal over multiple frequencies. A biometric spoof determination can then be made according to the dispersive bioimpedance response. The spoof determination can be used for spoof detection, presence detection, and/or other functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Robert K. Rowe, Nathaniel I. Matter
  • Patent number: 10795536
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems, device configurations, and processes for displaying presentation control interfaces as overlays of content being displayed by an interactive whiteboard computing system in an interactive presentation environment, including one or more panels displaying selectable icons for performing various control tasks, including: viewing a present position and changing position within a sequence for the presentation; inputting, finding, and loading data to be stored for the presentation; interacting with the computing system or connected devices; and the like. Additional configurations include automatically showing, hiding, and/or repositioning control interface panels so that they are accessible by the presenter without substantially interfering with the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventors: Jacqueline Martin, Yvette Roberts, Joanne Hunter, Nathan Harris
  • Patent number: 10795491
    Abstract: A position detecting device obtains information from a stylus when the stylus moves at high speed, while removing influences of noise. The position detecting device includes a differential amplification circuit that amplifies and outputs a difference in a signal at a first terminal and a signal at a second terminal, and a selection circuit that selects at least a first electrode of a sensor, connects at least the first electrode to the first terminal of the differential amplification circuit, selects at least a second electrode of the sensor, and connects at least the second electrode to the second terminal of the differential amplification circuit. The selection circuit selects electrodes separated by a first interval in a period in which a position indicated by the stylus is detected, and selects electrodes separated by a second interval that is shorter than the first interval in a period in which data is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji Katsurahira
  • Patent number: 10775913
    Abstract: A touch sensor integrated display device includes a plurality of common electrode blocks serving as touch driving blocks and touch sensing blocks. Conductive lines connected to the touch driving blocks and touch sensing blocks are routed towards an inactive area of the display device by directly across the active area. The conductive lines are positioned within one or more organic dielectric layers formed under the common electrode blocks and pixel electrodes, but above the data lines of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Sung Yu, SangSoo Hwang