Indicator Or Display Patents (Class 340/13.31)
  • Patent number: 10336295
    Abstract: The invention relates to an emblem (80) for a motor vehicle (1), comprising an optical sensor system (30) which is suitable for a) monitoring a detection region (21) lying outside of the motor vehicle (1), b) triggering a signal for starting an authentication check between an ID transmitter (13) and the motor vehicle (1) in the event that a user (10) is detected in the detection region (21), c) monitoring an actuation region (22) which lies outside of the motor vehicle (1) and which differs from the detection region (21), and d) providing an operating signal for the motor vehicle (1) in the event that a user (10) is detected in the actuation region (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Heller, Helmut Schumacher, Mirko Schindler, Oliver Müller, Bernd Ette, Nadine Sticherling, Alexander Ziegler, Jean Malabo Yomkil, Stefan Mönig, Iko Lindic, Christof Hache
  • Patent number: 10317421
    Abstract: A positioning apparatus includes: a reference device configured to provide a measured current motion angle of a vehicle; an inertial sensor configured to provide a current input angular rate of the vehicle and associated with at least one inertial sensor behavior parameter dependent on inertial sensor temperature; a temperature sensor configured to provide an input temperature variation of the inertial sensor on a time interval; and a digital estimator configured to recursively computing an estimated current motion angle of the vehicle and at least one previously estimated inertial sensor behavior parameter as function of: the measured current motion angle, a previously estimated motion angle, the current input angular rate, and the input temperature variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L
    Inventors: Nicola Matteo Palella, Leonardo Colombo
  • Patent number: 10298796
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including: a sound wave sensor that outputs a sound wave and receives a reflected wave of the output sound wave; a control unit configured to measure an amplitude of a sound wave, at predetermined time intervals, which is received by the sound wave sensor after the sound wave sensor outputs a sound wave; and a power control unit configured to shift the information processing apparatus from a first power state into a second power state where power consumption is larger than that in the first power state, on a basis that the amplitude of the sound wave measured by the control unit is larger than or equal to a threshold value, wherein in a case where a number of times amplitude of a sound wave measured by the control unit is larger than or equal to the threshold value during a predetermined period of time is larger than or equal to a predetermined number of times, the control unit maintains the power state of the information processing apparatus in the first power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junnosuke Yokoyama, Manabu Hada, Yusuke Horishita, Michio Fukushima
  • Patent number: 10180318
    Abstract: A stereo camera apparatus, and a vehicle provided with a stereo camera apparatus, can detect an object targeted for detection in a wider spatial range, calculate the distance to a subject with high accuracy, and perform object detection with high accuracy. The stereo camera apparatus includes a first imaging unit configured to image a first area as a first image, a second imaging unit that images a second area as a second image, the second area being partially shifted from the first area in a direction differing from a direction along the baseline length, and a controller that calculates the distance to a subject using an overlapping region between the first image and the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kazumasa Akimoto
  • Patent number: 10168414
    Abstract: A time-reversal positioning system includes a storage storing first data representing channel impulse responses derived from probe signals sent from a plurality of positions and second data representing coordinates of the positions. A data processor determines a position of a terminal device based on the stored channel impulse responses and a time-reversed signal determined based on a time-reversed version of a channel impulse response that is estimated based on a channel probing signal sent from the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Origin Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Chen, Zhung-Han Wu, Yi Han, K. J. Ray Liu
  • Patent number: 10124754
    Abstract: Configurations and methods of wireless power transmission for charging or powering one or more electronic sensors or devices within a vehicle are disclosed. Wireless power transmission for powering or charging one or more electronic sensors or devices within a vehicle may include a transmitter capable of emitting RF waves for the generation of pockets of energy; and one or more electronic sensors or electronic devices operatively coupled or otherwise embedded with one or more receivers that may utilize these pockets of energy for charging or powering. Such sensors or electronic devices may range from tire pressure gauges, security alarm sensors, rear window defrosters to audio speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Energous Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Leabman, Gregory Scott Brewer
  • Patent number: 10127808
    Abstract: An infrared (IR) learning device is disclosed. A hardware device of the IR learning device amplifies, shapes, and samples an IR signal to acquire a better digital signal related to the IR signal. A software device of the IR learning device calculates the waveform of the IR signal and the frequency of a carrier wave of the IR signal according to the digital signal related to the IR signal. Accordingly, the IR learning device can learn the IR signal emitted from an external device by the hardware device and the software device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORP.
    Inventors: Jie Zhang, Shin-Yo Lin
  • Patent number: 10117307
    Abstract: An imaging sensor determines an influence of artificial light from one or more artificial light sources and an influence of natural light in an area associated with a lighting system. On the basis of the influence of the natural light and the influence of the artificial light, the imaging sensor determines the location of the one or more artificial light sources with respect to the location of the imaging sensor. Further, the imaging sensor allocates a portion of the area as an area of influence of the imaging sensor based on a threshold change in luminescence of the area associated with switching on or switching off of the one or more artificial light sources. Responsively, the imaging sensor associates at least one artificial light source of the one or more light sources and occupancy sensors corresponding to the at least one artificial light source with the allocated area of influence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventor: Kenneth Dale Walma, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10049506
    Abstract: A system and method are provided to document the condition of a motor vehicle with an image generation device coupled to a control device of the motor vehicle via a data link. An image generation signal is initiated, which is present both at the control device of the motor vehicle and at the image generation device. The image generation signal triggers the generation of an image of the motor vehicle by the image generation device and triggers the generation of a data stamp at the control device. The data stamp is linked to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christian Patron, Matthias Schindler
  • Patent number: 10035458
    Abstract: A display screen of a display apparatus of an image display system includes a one-way mirror on a front side of the display screen. In an image processing apparatus, an image signal input obtains a captured image signal representing a captured image captured by a camera that captures an image of surroundings of the vehicle; an image generator that generates the display image from the captured image signal; an image output that outputs the display image to the display apparatus to cause the display image to be displayed on the display screen of the display apparatus; and a processor that controls the image generator to cause a partial region of the display image to be a black image so that a portion of the display screen at which the black image is displayed functions as a mirror.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU TEN LIMITED
    Inventor: Yasuyoshi Sawada
  • Patent number: 10019630
    Abstract: Provided are devices and methods for rating video scenes from a sporting event. In one example, the method includes receiving data of a plurality of rated sports scenes, normalizing the data of the plurality of rated sports scenes into a plurality of data points, and forming at least two rating groups of data points in dimensional space, normalizing an unrated sports scene into a data point, determining a rating for the unrated scene by comparing the data point of the unrated scene to the at least two rating groups of data points, and outputting information about the determination to a display of a user device. According to various embodiments, the device and method may learn from a few plays manually rated by a coach and apply the coach's learned philosophy automatically to a plurality of unrated plays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Lea Poletin, Maximilian Rickayzen
  • Patent number: 9919678
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly module (20) for a motor vehicle (1), comprising an optical sensor system (30) which is suitable for: a) monitoring a detection region (150) lying outside of the motor vehicle (1) in order to determine the proximity of a user (10), b) in the event of a detection of the user (10) in the detection region (150), monitoring an activation region (160) arranged within the detection region (150) in order to determine whether the user (10) is located within the activation region (160), and c) in the event of a detection of the user (10) in the activation region (160), triggering a signal for the execution of an action at the motor vehicle (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Mönig, Helmut Schumacher, Norbert Heller, Oliver Müller, Bernd Ette, Nadine Sticherling, Alexander Ziegler, Jean Malabo Yomkil, Mirko Schindler, Iko Lindic, Christof Hache
  • Patent number: 9772496
    Abstract: In a vehicle display device including a HUD that displays a virtual image on a front field of a view of a driver and a viewpoint detecting camera that captures an image of the driver, a measuring camera is capable of capturing the virtual image. A calibration pattern is at a predetermined position with respect to a viewing angle of the virtual image and angles of view of the viewpoint detecting and measuring cameras. The calibration pattern is captured by the viewpoint detecting and measuring cameras, and the virtual image is captured by the measuring camera. The relative position and orientation between the viewpoint detecting camera and HUD are calculated as orientation information using an image captured by the viewpoint detecting camera and an image captured by the measuring camera. In addition, the position of the virtual image displayed by the HUD is adjusted using the calculated orientation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Kimura
  • Patent number: 9633487
    Abstract: Methods and systems for logging driving information associated with a vehicle when driven are disclosed. In one aspect, a mobile telecommunications device is provided that is adapted for installation to a vehicle and configured to log driving information associated with the vehicle when driven. The mobile device is arranged to register the start of a driving period during which the mobile device is installed to the vehicle and the vehicle is being driven by a driver. The mobile device is also arranged to process sensor data during the driving period to derive driving information associated with how the vehicle is driven. The mobile device is also arranged to store a selection of the driving information to a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Gillian Switalski, Andrew William Wright
  • Patent number: 9626864
    Abstract: A remote control device communicates remote control discovery information to a receiver. The remote control device is used to control a particular electronic consumer device. The remote control discovery information may, for example, include: a codeset identifier that identifies a codeset stored in the remote control device, device information, diagnostic information, and/or marketing information. The device information may include a device description, and/or device characteristics information that correspond to the electronic consumer device. In one example, the receiver is a set-top box that is connected to a central database through a network. The remote control discovery information may be used to identify the remote control device and the corresponding electronic consumer device. In addition, the remote control discovery information may also be used for diagnostic and marketing purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dan N. McKay, Raymond O. Chock
  • Patent number: 9547944
    Abstract: A health monitoring system for monitoring a vehicle and a method for operating the same are provided. The system, for example, may include, but is not limited to, at least one sensor configured to collect data corresponding to the vehicle, an interface system, a memory, and a processor communicatively coupled to the at least one sensor, the interface system and the memory, the processor configured to: determine when the vehicle is experiencing an anomaly, collect, from the interface system, data corresponding to the anomaly from a user of the vehicle, and associate, the data collected from the interface system and the data collected from the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Erik T. Nelson, Andrew Peter Vechart, Robert E De Mers
  • Patent number: 9509775
    Abstract: A vehicle system includes a communication interface and a processing device. The communication interface is programmed to pair with at least one mobile device. The processing device is programmed to receive a data file, which includes occupant information, sent from the mobile device. The processing device is further programmed to update at least one vehicle setting based on the occupant information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Cuddihy, Manoharprasad K. Rao, Jialiang Le
  • Patent number: 9398213
    Abstract: Systems for detecting a successful field goal are described herein. More specifically, the systems are directed at automated detection for a field goal attempt. The systems evaluate whether the football was kicked within the designated area (e.g., above the cross bar and between the two upright poles). The detection is performed through the use of cameras, lasers and detectors associated with the field goal post. In this way, the systems assist referees in determining the success of the field goal attempt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: PROSPORTS TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John E. Cronin, Nick Reasner
  • Patent number: 9373083
    Abstract: An information analytic system including an information gathering unit configured to gather at least one piece of information from at least one of a plurality of devices connected to a network, an information analysis unit configured to analyze the gathered information, and a rule generation unit configured to generate at least one rule based on the analysis performed by the information analysis unit. The rule analysis unit is configured to analyze each generated rule to identify the rules that can be applied to the corresponding piece information, and to apply applies the identified rule to the corresponding piece of information. The rule analysis unit is also configured to analyze unapplied rules and to determine what additional information is required to apply each unapplied rule to at least one piece of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Shircliff, Robert Murchison
  • Patent number: 9307071
    Abstract: A mobile wireless device conditionally disables device functionality when a driver is detected to be the user while in a moving vehicle. The device comprises sensors for sensing: motion, thermal images, and a vehicle cabin side. A processor is configured to perform a method including detecting whether the device is traveling within a moving vehicle; capture thermal image data points at multiple spatial locations; and render spatially binned thermal image data from the image data points. The processor is further configured to invoke a driver in possession mode of operation of the device in response to determining that: (1) the device performed the capturing while located in the front seat of the moving vehicle, by applying a front seat thermal image signature definition to the spatially binned thermal image data, and (2) the device is located on a driver side of the moving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: United States Cellular Corporation
    Inventors: Erik Paul Neitzel, Narothum Saxena, Michael S. Irizarry
  • Patent number: 9242618
    Abstract: A wireless communication system including a portable device and a vehicle device configured to transmit information including a vehicle state. The portable device includes a telecommunication unit that obtains, through an information network, information including procedures that should be taken in accordance with the vehicle state or state of the portable device, a display, and a control unit that shows on the display the vehicle state based on the information transmitted from the vehicle device or the state of the portable device based on information of the portable device. When a measure should be taken in accordance with the vehicle state or the state of the portable device, the control unit shows on the display the procedures included in the information obtained by telecommunication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventors: Hideki Kawai, Hiroaki Kojima
  • Patent number: 9035764
    Abstract: A device and method for accessing, monitoring, and controlling home appliances in a media exchange network by establishing a communication link between a communication initiation device and at least one home appliance and communicating at least one command from the communication initiation device to the at least one home appliance via the communication link. The at least one home appliance then generates at least one response to the at least one command. The commands may include turning the home appliance(s) on and off, parameter adjustment commands, access commands, monitoring commands, mode change commands, and programming commands. Appliance responses may include powering on, powering off, changing a mode of operation, sending a status to the communication initiation device, adjusting an operational parameter, and changing a programmed operational step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, James D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8918097
    Abstract: A method (400, 500) and a system 200 for managing service in an access network (110) for wireless communication. The method can include monitoring at least one environmental condition and, responsive to detecting a change in the environmental condition, adjusting at least one service parameter. The system can include an environmental detector (130) that monitors at least one environmental condition and a processor (202) that, responsive to detecting a change in the environmental condition, adjusts at least one service parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Matt J. Dillon, Robert W. Delellis
  • Patent number: 8878655
    Abstract: An apparatus including: a user interface module, a vibration mechanism configured to move the user interface module to provide a tactile effect through the user interface module, and a counterbalancing element configured to provide a counterbalancing effect for movements of the user interface module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Jouko Antero Sormunen
  • Patent number: 8634942
    Abstract: A device, a remote control unit and method for controlling a plurality of devices, the method including receiving one of a plurality of user commands as an input; and transmitting one of a first and a second of the plurality of control commands in response to the one of the plurality of user commands. The first of the plurality of control commands includes information for simultaneously controlling a first device of a manufacturer and a second device of the manufacturer. The second of the plurality of control commands includes information for controlling the first device without controlling the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Su Dong Hong, Su Deok Jo, Kuk Ho Bae
  • Patent number: 8587430
    Abstract: An active logistical tag for cooperation with cargo elements, said tag comprising: a housing compatible for attachment of said tag to said cargo; a sensor suite for sensing logistical prompts, said prompts including at least one of motion, static magnetic fields and incident electromagnetic radiation; and a transmitter coupled to said sensor suite, for communicating logistical information in response to said logistical prompts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Lyngsoe Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Don Ferguson, Mircea Paun, Ioan Nicolescu, Tudor Patroi, Oleg Iagounov
  • Patent number: 8531266
    Abstract: A wireless control system for wireless control of a remote electronic system configured to provide information to a user using a multi-colored LED. The system includes a transmitter circuit configured to transmit a wireless control signal having control data which will control the remote electronic system, a multi-colored light emitting diode display configured to provide an indication of a state of the wireless control system, and a control circuit coupled to the trainable transmitter circuit configured to transmit the wireless control signal through the trainable transmitter circuit based on the state of the wireless control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Carl Shearer, William M. Jarocha, Jeremy Bos, Todd R. Witkowski
  • Patent number: 8319605
    Abstract: A remote vehicle control system having a base transceiver mounted in a vehicle and a mobile key fob. The base transceiver utilizes an omni-directional antenna to communicate wirelessly with the key fob via the IEEE 802.15.4 communication protocol. Additional antennas are mounted to the vehicle and are also tuned to communicate over the IEEE 802.15.4 bandwidth. The additional antennas have radiation patterns extending outwardly to various sides of the vehicle (e.g., driver, passenger and rear sides). The system provides remote control functions and enables passive keyless entry functions such as unlocking doors or trunk latches by detecting the presence of the key fob proximate to one or more sides of the vehicle based on the ability of the key fob to communicate over IEEE 802.15.4 via the additional antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Magna Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Hasib Hassan, John Lu, Brian A. Gorman, Alex Porat
  • Patent number: 8310350
    Abstract: A haptic system including a compliant member which limits the direction of motion of an interface surface providing haptic feedback to motion along a single axis. The compliant member allows for easy assembly, reduced ports, lighter weight and improved longevity and performance. The compliant member typically has a longitudinal extent that is greater than its lateral extent and height, and its height is greater than its lateral extent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Allen Pfau, David Michael Whitton
  • Patent number: 8310349
    Abstract: A haptic system including a plurality of mechanical buttons driven by a single haptic feedback driver. The mechanical buttons are integrated within the haptic surface and are configured to move with the haptic interface relative to said base. The haptic surface may include a touch screen interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Allen Pfau, David Michael Whitton
  • Patent number: 8294832
    Abstract: A remote control for an electronic device includes a plurality of keys, a power supply, a power control unit, a code modulating unit, and a transmitter. The plurality of keys generates different first electrical signals when actuated. The power supply is operable to power the remote control. The power control unit detects a voltage of the power supply, and generates a second electrical signal when the voltage of the power supply falls below a predetermined value. The code modulating unit generates different key code signals according to the different first electrical signals, and a switch code signal according to the second electrical signal. The transmitter converts the different key code signals and the switch code signal into different wireless signals, and transmits the different wireless signals to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lung Dai
  • Patent number: 8269621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mezuzah case having an electronic signaling device for attracting attention of Jewish people walking through a doorway to a mezuzah which is affixed to the doorpost. The Mezuzah case includes housing for holding and protecting a mezuzah parchment and an electric signaling device for emitting a noticeable signal. According to one embodiment the signaling device is a light source. According to an alternative embodiment, the signaling device emits an audio signal. The mezuzah case may further include electronic means for automatically controlling the signaling device according to a preset program and a power source for energizing the electronic means and the signaling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Inventors: Tomer Shapira, Eli Levi
  • Patent number: 8164420
    Abstract: An RFID tag includes a sensor for determining a transient state or condition of a product to which the tag is associated, and a display. The tag may be passive, semi-passive, or active. In response to receipt at the tag of a read signal that includes a first value associated with the transient state or condition, a comparison is performed. The comparison compares the first value, with a second value generated by the sensor in response to receipt of the read signal. As a result of the comparison, an indication is provided on the display. The information displayed is a function of the comparison. In one embodiment, the display provides different color indications depending on the transient state or condition sensed. In an alternative embodiment, the RFID tag display includes an electrical or thermal charge-induced pigment release medium, e.g., an electronic ink, and the tag is used to communicate information about the state of a product to which the tag is associated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Hoang Doan, Richard Redpath, Steven Michael Miller, Gene Wayne Cherry
  • Publication number: 20120062370
    Abstract: Presented is a control system for augmenting a portable touch screen device having integral processing capability. The control system includes an enclosure configured for housing the portable touch screen device, an internal docking connector configured for communicatively mating with the portable touch screen device, and hard buttons. At least one of the hard buttons is functionally configured for use with an application program running on the portable touch screen device. The control system further includes first and second cameras disposed on the enclosure. The control system further includes a processor configured for converting button actuations into a digital format, and a first facility for communicating the digital format to the portable touch screen device via the internal docking connector. The application program is configured such that, during operation, the application program communicates the status of the one hard button to at least one external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Crestron Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: George Feldstein, Mark LaBosco, Brian Fagan
  • Patent number: 7999660
    Abstract: An electronic device (100) is configured to deliver a localized haptic feedback response (101) to a user. The electronic device (100) includes a device housing (107) and an interface assembly having a display lens (202) or other user interface surface and a motion generation device (212) affixed to the interface assembly. A compliance member (204) is disposed between the device housing (107) and the interface assembly. The compliance member (204) suspends the interface assembly from the device housing (107) and permits the interface assembly to physically move relative to the device housing (107) in response to actuation of the motion generation device (212), thereby delivering a localized tactile response to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Cybart, Richard Gordecki, Ngee Lee