Bodily Actuated Code Generator Patents (Class 341/20)
  • Patent number: 10719868
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and application that is engineered to “learn” the current location and/or activity of a user by tracking, monitoring, recording, analyzing, etc. where that user goes, as well as what that user is doing, in order to determine if they may be in an area deemed to be a “high touch surface” location and therefore more susceptible to germs and bacteria. If it is the present invention will then utilize artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms in order to recommend to said user a variety of cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and other such products and services for their mobile device, person, vehicle, or other such items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Eric Koenig
  • Patent number: 10701316
    Abstract: A video conferencing system is described that includes an image capture system configured to capture image data of a participant in a video conferencing session, a pose tracker configured to track a pose of the participant based on the captured image data, a user interface (UI) element generator configured to generate a UI element, a rendering engine configured to render, based on the pose of the participant, at a position locked relative to a position of the participant in the image data, the UI element for display by the video conferencing system, a gesture detector configured to detect, from the image data, a gesture performed by the participant with respect to the rendered UI element, and a video conferencing application configured to perform an action in response to the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Charles Cheung, Kent Austin White
  • Patent number: 10682077
    Abstract: Devices and methods for detecting joint motion of a user. In particular embodiments, devices may comprise a deflectable beam coupled to a user via adhesive pads located between the neck and shoulder of the use. Audio and haptic feedback can be provided to the user when the deflectable beam deflects due to motion of the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignees: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, SETON HEALTHCARE FAMILY
    Inventors: James S. Sulzer, Jose J. Mendez, Jr., Nicholas D. Phillips, Lisa Stevens, Curtis Merring
  • Patent number: 10666789
    Abstract: A control method for sensors of a mobile terminal is provided, which includes: a to-be-enabled sensor in the sensors of the mobile terminal is determined according to a sensor enabling instruction; when determining that a sensor power-on event of the mobile terminal is triggered, a power-on delay of a target sensor of the mobile terminal is acquired, wherein the target sensor at least includes the to-be-enabled sensor and, when there is one target sensor, the power-on delay of the target sensor is shorter than a maximum power-on delay of the sensors of the mobile terminal; in response to determining that the power-on delay corresponding to the target sensor is reached at a present moment, state resetting is executed on the target sensor; and when the state resetting is completed, the to-be-enabled sensor is enabled to become an enabled sensor, and acquired data of the enabled sensor is reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Qiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10653964
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system that connects a game implement to a computer. Two or more persons are allowed to be interconnected and play interactively through the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Wilbert Quinc Murdock, Philip Alister Williams
  • Patent number: 10641835
    Abstract: One embodiment of safety apparatus for a lithium ion battery module comprises a health monitoring component configured to detect degradation of a battery cell within the lithium ion battery module and transmit an output signal; and a safety protection component configured to receive the output signal and at least disable operation of the lithium ion battery module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: ASCENDING ENERGY INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Pei-Chang Lee, Chun-Chieh Chang
  • Patent number: 10635222
    Abstract: A touch pad is provided. The touch pad includes a transparent piezoelectric film layer configured to generate an electrical signal varying according to a touch pressure, and an electrode layer including a plurality of transparent electrodes disposed in a plurality of areas of the transparent piezoelectric film layer and configured to sense a voltage of the electrical signal generated from the plurality of areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-jin Oh, Sang-ho Kim, Byung-hoon Kang, Sang-wook Kwon, Byung-jik Kim, Chang-byung Park
  • Patent number: 10627943
    Abstract: A touch panel, a method of driving a touch panel, and a touch device are provided. The touch panel includes a first detection electrode, a piezoelectric material layer and a position touch structure. The piezoelectric material layer is on the first detection electrode. The position touch structure comprises a touch electrode or a plurality of touch electrodes and is on the piezoelectric material layer. The touch electrode or at least one of the plurality of touch electrodes is configured to function as a second detection electrode as well, and the second detection electrode together with the piezoelectric material layer and the first detection electrode constitutes a piezoelectric sensing structure for implementing a touch pressure detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoliang Ding, Xue Dong, Haisheng Wang, Yingming Liu, Wei Liu, ChihJen Cheng, Yuzhen Guo, Pengpeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10620803
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises at least one processing unit, at least one memory, a pressure level sensitive user input device, and a graphical user interface. The at least one memory stores program instructions that, when executed by the at least one processing unit, cause the apparatus to detect that a pressure level applied on the pressure level sensitive user input device at a touching point exceeds a predetermined pressure level, the touching point corresponding to a location on the graphical user interface, detect an increase in the applied pressure level, and expand a selection area from the location in response to the increase in the applied pressure level to select at least one graphical user interface item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Martin Jansky, Apaar Tuli, Erkko Anttila, Timo-Pekka Viljamaa
  • Patent number: 10613692
    Abstract: The invention concerns a system comprising a touch sensor and a touch interactor, wherein the touch sensor comprises a touch sensitive surface configured to detect the position of a touch of an object on the touch sensitive surface, wherein the touch interactor comprises a support surface for placing the touch interactor on the touch sensitive surface and an activation member for generating a user input command for the touch sensor by its movement relative to the touch sensitive surface, wherein the touch interactor comprises an active detection point for transmitting an active signal, wherein the touch sensor is configured to determine a coverage, position, orientation and/or identity of the touch interactor on the basis of the active signal, when the touch interactor is placed on the touch sensitive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Advanced Silicon SA
    Inventors: Hussein Ballan, Marc Pastre, Sylvain Maréchal
  • Patent number: 10614154
    Abstract: A method for processing input from a user of an application in an electronic device includes: obtaining a first sequence of one or more key presses typed by the user of the application in the electronic device as a representation of an intended input content, obtaining a second sequence of one or more key presses as a representation of a context content of the application under the input coding scheme, identifying a subsequence in the second sequence that matches or closely matches the first sequence, and displaying on a display screen of the electronic device at least a portion of the context content corresponding to the identified subsequence in the second sequence as a candidate for the intended input content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Yi Gao, Hongqiang Wang, Yunyuan Ge
  • Patent number: 10591996
    Abstract: A haptic device comprises a signal generator that is configured to receive an input word that is a unit of a language written using consonant-vowel pairs. The signal generator converts the input word into one or more consonant-vowel pairs of the input word. The signal generator further converts the one or more consonant-vowel pairs into a sequence of actuator signals. The sequence of actuator signals is formed from a concatenation of sub-sequences of actuator signals. Each phoneme corresponding to a unique sub-sequence of actuator signals. The haptic device further comprises a two dimensional array of cutaneous actuators configured to receive the sequence of actuator signals from the signal generator, each of the actuator signals mapped to a cutaneous actuator of the two dimensional array of cutaneous actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Knott, Venkatasiva Prasad Chakkabala
  • Patent number: 10579194
    Abstract: An electronic device capable of processing a user input without direct contact is disclosed. The electronic device according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include a plurality of contact electrodes having one end thereof contacted with a user's body respectively to be electrically connected to the user's body, at least one body contact interface electrically connected to the plurality of contact electrodes through the user's body and having a predetermined impedance value, and a signal processing unit connected to other end of the plurality of contact electrodes respectively to form a circuit through the plurality of contact electrodes, the at least one body contact interface, and the user's body, and determining a user input corresponding to an impedance characteristic of the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sung Yong Shin, Jong Moo Sohn, Chang Mok Oh
  • Patent number: 10572029
    Abstract: A method for dynamically adjusting a keyboard output signal is applicable to a host that is electrically connected to a keyboard, and the method includes: obtaining a mode signal, obtaining a common configuration file when the mode signal is indicated as a common mode, or when the mode signal is indicated as a custom mode. Detecting the application currently running on the host, wherein the application is in the foreground window, and obtaining the key configuration file corresponding to the application, and after the common configuration file or the keyboard configuration file is obtained, blocking the key or a combination of keys on the keyboard. And generating at least one standard key code, and outputting the custom key code combination to the host according to the at least one standard key code and selectively according to the common configuration file or the key configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: KYE SYSTEMS CORP.
    Inventor: Chi-Wai Chan
  • Patent number: 10552027
    Abstract: A domestic appliance for treating objects includes a control device and an operating device being an external or internal touch screen. The control device displays a display field within a screen display having an operating element and a display element setting and displaying a control variable of the appliance settable by touch. The operating element contains a sensor element having segments. A lowest value of the control variable or an OFF function deactivating the control variable is associated with a first segment and different values of the control variable are associated with further segments. The control device displays at least two display elements after and/or simultaneously with touching the sensor element. The first display element displays lowest settable value of the control variable or OFF function and the second display element displays highest settable value of the control variable. A method for operating the appliance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Jonas Breme, Johannes Geyer, Swetlana Gorodezki, Christian Ivanis, Hans-Peter Kadel, Bastian Koch, Manuel Milde
  • Patent number: 10552026
    Abstract: A method for detecting a continuous circle gesture, has the following steps: receiving vectors representative of an object movement by a object detection unit; determining from the received sequence velocity vectors a sequence of velocity vectors or an approximation thereof; estimating an angle between subsequent velocity vectors; and determining a rotation direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Axel Heim
  • Patent number: 10551917
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a glove for a human hand, and a sensing network coupled to the glove. The sensing network includes a strand of compliant material with a center axis and a multi-region angular displacement sensor connected to the strand. The multi-region angular displacement sensor includes a first angular displacement unit in a first sense region of the stand. The first angular displacement unit is used to determine a first angular displacement in response to deformation of the first angular displacement unit by a first joint of the human hand. The multi-region angular displacement sensor also includes a second angular displacement unit disposed in a second sense region of the strand. The second angular displacement unit is used to determine a second angular displacement in response to deformation of the second angular displacement unit by a second joint of the human hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Bend Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Shawn P. Reese, Jared K. Jonas, Matt W. Ball, Colton Allen Ottley
  • Patent number: 10509507
    Abstract: If a user operates a touch panel, a display device notifies the user of a factor of change into a state in which a touch operation has been accepted to restore a state in which a normal touch operation is accepted. The display device monitors coordinate information output from the touch panel, and if it is determined that an operation disabled area located in a first touch panel area excluding the position of an assigned key has entered a state of being designated and a second touch panel area has entered a state of being designated, displays, on a display screen, that the operation disabled area has been designated. The display device thereby notifies the user that operations are not accepted because of a touch operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shozo Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 10503254
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to detecting hand gesture input using an electronic device, such as a wearable device strapped to a wrist. The device can have multiple photodiodes, each sensing light at a different position on a surface of the device that faces skin of a user. Examples of the disclosure detect hand gestures by recognizing patterns in sensor data that are characteristic of each hand gesture, as the tissue expands and contracts and anatomical features in the tissue move during the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Paul Joseph Allec, Xiaoyi Mu
  • Patent number: 10500486
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments provide an analog stick for use with an electronic controller. The analog stick preferably includes a top construct having a downward-facing substantially flat surface and a bottom construct which attaches to the top construct and contains an upward-facing substantially flat surface. A bearing is preferably positioned between the upward-facing surface and downward-facing surface. The top and bottom constructs can be attached using a number of different methods. Preferably, the bearing surrounds a portion of both the top and bottom constructs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventor: Dakota Sidwell
  • Patent number: 10488928
    Abstract: A tactile sensation providing system includes an electronic device and a tactile sensation providing apparatus, which includes a wearable part worn on fingers, vibrating elements disposed at portions corresponding to the fingers, sensors that detect touches of the fingers onto a manipulation input surface, and a second controlling part able to communicate with a first controlling part. Upon receiving from the second controlling part a signal representing that a touch of one finger is detected by one sensor, the first controlling part obtains, based on data representing the finger and on coordinates detected by a detector, a type of the finger touching the surface and the coordinates where the finger touches the surface, and generates a driving signal representing a tactile sensation corresponding to the data representing the finger, the coordinates, and a displayed image. The second controlling part drives one of the vibrating elements using the driving signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Katsuki, Fumihiko Nakazawa, Osamu Toyoda, Akihiko Yabuki
  • Patent number: 10474298
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display with integrated capacitive touch sensors has an LCD display with at least one alphanumerical or graphic symbol, and at least one capacitive touch sensor arranged above a display layer or within transparent layers of the LCD display forming the alphanumerical or graphical symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Keith Edwin Curtis
  • Patent number: 10463850
    Abstract: A mouthpiece for providing non-invasive neuromodulation to a patient, the mouthpiece including an elongated housing having an anterior region and a posterior region, the elongated housing having a non-planar exterior top surface and internal structural members disposed within the housing, the internal structural members elastically responding to biting forces generated by the patient, a spacer attached to the top surface of the housing for limiting contact between a patient's upper teeth and the exterior top surface of the elongated housing, and a printed circuit board mounted to a bottom portion of the elongated housing, the printed circuit board having a plurality of electrodes for delivering subcutaneous local electrical stimulation to the patient's tongue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Helius Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Fisk, Mark Guarraia, Aidan Petrie, Joseph M. Gordon, Faith David-Hegerich, Shane Siwinski, Adam Muratori, Jeffrey M. Wallace
  • Patent number: 10444862
    Abstract: In an example, an input device includes a substrate and an elastomeric material. The substrate includes a plurality of sensor electrodes disposed thereon. The elastomeric material is mechanically coupled to the substrate and overlaps the plurality of sensor electrodes. The elastomeric material includes an inner portion disposed such that an area of contact between the inner portion and at least some of the plurality of sensor electrodes changes in response to at least one of a lateral force or a vertical force applied to the elastomeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Richard Schediwy, Douglas M. Krumpelman, Mihai Bulea, Joseph Kurth Reynolds
  • Patent number: 10444858
    Abstract: A two-dimensional navigation module of a cursor controller includes a top plate, a first rod, a sliding roller sleeved at the first rod, and a first OTS sensor. The top plate has an elongated groove recessed thereon. The first rod is arranged in the groove. Two opposite ends of the first rod are fastened to the top plate. The sliding roller is movable along the first rod between a first position and a second position, and the sliding roller is spinable along the first rod in a range of 0˜360 degrees. When the sliding roller is moved, a center segment of the first rod keeps touching the sliding roller. The first OTS sensor is arranged under the center segment of the first rod for detecting at least one of a moving distance and a spinning angle of the sliding roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Lin Chung, Jr-Shen Yang
  • Patent number: 10427037
    Abstract: A video game controller can include a body with a top surface and a bottom surface, multiple control inputs (e.g., thumbsticks, directional pads, buttons), and a face plate removably coupleable to the body over the top surface so that the plurality of control inputs extend through the face plate. One or more of the multiple control inputs are removable and replaceable without the use of tools by decoupling the face plate from the body and decoupling the control input from the body without disassembling the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Strahle, Yannik Wiggemans
  • Patent number: 10425791
    Abstract: A wireless sensor device can include a primary body, a primary processor mounted to the primary body, a first plurality of sockets mounted to the primary body and in electrical communication with the primary processor, a first transducer mounted to the primary body, a secondary body mounted to the primary body through a first socket of the first plurality of sockets, a secondary processor mounted to the secondary body, a second plurality of sockets mounted to the secondary body and disposed in electrical communication with the secondary processor, a tertiary body mounted to the secondary body, a tertiary transducer mounted to the tertiary body and disposed in electrical communication with the secondary processor, and a first wireless transceiver disposed in electrical communication with and selectively controlled by the primary processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Percev LLC
    Inventors: Gerald Roston, Andrew Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 10401961
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of actuator control mechanisms for haptic effects are disclosed. The apparatus can include an actuator and a controller for controlling a haptic cell. Depending on the type of haptic effect desired, as well as the damping characteristics of the system, the controller can generate a kick-in pulse followed by a main pulse to create an increased acceleration response, and/or a breaking pulse to provide a damping effect for a short mechanical type of haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Danny A. Grant, Robert W. Heubel
  • Patent number: 10394343
    Abstract: A keyboard control circuit adapted to a keyboard device with a plurality of keys is provided. The keyboard control circuit comprises a combination key control unit, a key setting module and a processing module. When at least two keys of the keyboard device and a preset time are inputted, a combination signal of time stamping and sequence of keystrokes related to a function key is generated. The key setting module is used for receiving and transmitting a preset rule to the combination key control unit. When the function key for executing a control function is triggered, the keyboard device transmits a converting signal to the combination key control unit to convert the converting signal to the combination signal of time stamping and sequence of keystrokes and transmits the combination signal of time stamping and sequence of keystrokes to the processing module, and then the processing module executes the control function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Hung Chung, Yu-Chen Lee, Yao-Hsun Huang
  • Patent number: 10394866
    Abstract: The invention provides a session-based bi-directional multi-tier client-server asynchronous information database search and retrieval system for sending a character-by-character string of data to an intelligent server that can be configured to immediately analyze the lengthening string character-by-character and return to the client increasingly appropriate database information as the client sends the string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: MasterObjects, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Hans Smit, Stefan M. van den Oord
  • Patent number: 10391402
    Abstract: A server device that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a memory and a processor. The processor can identify first and second players present at first and second physical locations, to identify first and second boundary and topographical information of the first and second physical locations, to map the first and second boundary and topographical information of the first and second physical locations to a virtual gaming space, to capture first and second position and orientation information for the first and second players, to map the first and second position and orientation information to the virtual gaming space, to generate first and second virtual players corresponding to the first and second players, and to transmit to first goggles information representative of the second virtual player for display superimposed onto a transparent viewing apparatus for viewing of the virtual gaming space. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Michael Aronzon, Bruce Hawver, Francis Arnold Grever
  • Patent number: 10345911
    Abstract: A mechanism to provide visual feedback regarding computing system command gestures. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a sensing element to sense a presence or movement of a user of the apparatus, a processor, wherein operation of the processor includes interpretation of command gestures of a user to provide input to the apparatus; and a display screen, the apparatus to display one or more icons on the display screen, the one or more icons being related to the operation of the apparatus. The apparatus is to display visual feedback for a user of the apparatus, visual feedback including a representation of one or both hands of the user while the one or both hands are within a sensing area for the sensing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rajiv Mongia, Achintya Bhowmik, Mark Yahiro, Dana Krieger, Ed Mangum, Diana Povieng
  • Patent number: 10338789
    Abstract: A touch screen computer executes an application. A method of operating the touch screen computer in response to a user is provided. A virtual input device is provided on the touch screen. The virtual input device comprises a plurality of virtual keys. It is detected that a user has touched the touch screen to nominally activate at least one virtual key, and a behavior of the user with respect to touch is determined. The determined behavior is processed and a predetermined characteristic is associated with the nominally-activated at least one virtual key. A reaction to the nominal activation is determined based at least in part on a result of processing the determined behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Bas Ording
  • Patent number: 10331872
    Abstract: A password entering method executed by at least one processor of an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a touch device, a storage device and a vibration device. The method includes detecting at least one stable touch on the touch device. For each of the detected stable touch, the number of vibrations produced by the vibration device according to a preset vibration frequency is counted. And the electronic device is controlled to perform a preset function when the at least one number of vibrations matches with a preset password code stored in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng-Jung Hsu
  • Patent number: 10324157
    Abstract: An RFID system includes multiple antennas and uses amplitude and phase information of the RFID signals received by each antenna to determine the position of RFID tags in the vicinity. More than one antenna can receive the RFID signals during a single read cycle, enabling the RFID system to operate more quickly than a system that energizes antennas separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Magnet Consulting, Inc.
    Inventors: Forrest S. Seitz, Joshua K. Hoyt, Bartley A. Johnson, Tyler J. Seitz
  • Patent number: 10324736
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a stereoscopic three-dimensional (3D) webpage overlay. In some embodiments user input may be received from a user input device and in response to determining that the user input device is substantially concurrently interacting with the 3D content, at least one of a plurality of render properties associated with of the 3D content may be modified. In some embodiments, the at least one render property may be incrementally modified over a specified period of time, thereby animating modification of the at least one render property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Hosenpud, Clifford S. Champion
  • Patent number: 10324497
    Abstract: A computing device can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a base that includes a first platform at a first height and a second platform at a second height that differs from the first height; an arm operatively coupled to the base; and a display operatively coupled to the processor and operatively coupled to the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 10317997
    Abstract: A glove for interfacing with a virtual reality scene presented via a head-mounted display (HMD) is provided. The glove includes a plurality of digits associated with the glove, each digit configured to receive a finger of a user of the glove; and, a plurality of sensors, each configured to identify a degree of flexion and being associated with one of a plurality of predefined locations along the plurality of digits, wherein one of the plurality of sensors at each of the predefined locations is selected as an optimal sensor for the respective predefined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Osman
  • Patent number: 10310804
    Abstract: A system modifies data generating haptic feedback to account for changes in user perception of haptic feedback. The system identifies haptic data and determines an estimated amplitude of haptic feedback corresponding to a portion of the haptic data. Responsive to the estimated amplitude of the haptic feedback corresponding to the portion of the haptic data exceeding a threshold value, a refractory period is determined that will occur after haptic feedback corresponding to the portion of the haptic data is applied to the user. The portion of the haptic data is provided to an input interface, and a set of haptic data associated with times within a duration of the refractory period from the identified haptic data is removed to form an adjusted data set that is provided to the input interface to provide haptic feedback to the user in accordance with adjusted haptic data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, Tristan Thomas Trutna, David R. Perek, Bruce A. Cleary, III, Brian Michael Scally
  • Patent number: 10296206
    Abstract: A multi-finger touchpad gesture refers to a movement of multiple fingers in a particular pattern across a touchpad. The touchpad senses the multiple fingers, and based on the sensed finger locations and finger movements, one of multiple multi-finger touchpad gestures is detected. A user interface being presented on a display is altered as appropriate in response to the detected multi-finger touchpad gesture. Various different multi-finger touchpad gestures can be detected. The multi-finger touchpad gestures can include a gesture that traverses different hierarchical views of the operating system user interface, a gesture that switches between two recent windows, a gesture that traverses a back stack of windows, a gesture that displays a window selection view and selects a particular window, and a gesture that moves a window to a different location (including snapping a window to an edge or corner of the display).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Doan, Matthew I. Worley, Tyler J. Donahue, Emily Grace Sappington, Sohit Karol, Nidhi S. Sanghai, Miron Vranjes, Matthew Kiichi Slemon, Andrew P. Mittereder
  • Patent number: 10296774
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a fingerprint recognition apparatus. The finger recognition apparatus includes a conductive housing. Additionally, the finger recognition apparatus includes a conductor frame, configured to transmit a radio frequency signal. The fingerprint recognition apparatus also includes an insulation layer, disposed between the conductor frame and the conductive housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xu Peng, Jianglin Gu, Bo Huang
  • Patent number: 10296134
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a detector that detects movement of a manipulation body in a vertical direction in relation to a display, and a processor that determines a speed of movement of the manipulation body based on an output of the detector, and determines a process to be executed based on the determined speed of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shunichi Kasahara, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Ritsuko Kano, Tomoya Narita
  • Patent number: 10289903
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for training a pattern recognition system are described. In one example, a method for training a sign language translation system includes generating a three-dimensional (3D) scene that includes a 3D model simulating a gesture that represents a letter, a word, or a phrase in a sign language. The method includes obtaining a value indicative of a total number of training images to be generated, using the value indicative of the total number of training images to determine a plurality of variations of the 3D scene for generating of the training images, applying each of plurality of variations to the 3D scene to produce a plurality of modified 3D scenes, and capturing an image of each of the plurality of modified 3D scenes to form the training images for a neural network of the sign language translation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Avodah Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor Chandler, Dallas Nash, Michael Menefee
  • Patent number: 10279776
    Abstract: A mobile terminal for controlling a vehicle can include a wearable wrist band, a first body connected to the wearable wrist band, a second body including an input unit and configured to be detachably mounted to the first body, and a controller in the second body that executes a first function based on the second body being attached to the first body, and executes a second function based on the second body being separated from the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soomin Shim, Sungil Cho, Kuznetsov Vassily, Dongkyu Lee, Hyeoncheol Cho
  • Patent number: 10260877
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a printed circuit board (PCB) having at least one conductive trace thereon. A system on chip (SoC) is mounted on the PCB and electrically coupled to the conductive trace. A sensor chip is mounted on the PCB in a spaced apart relation with the SoC and electrically coupled to the conductive trace such that the sensor chip and SoC are electrically coupled. The sensor chip includes an accelerometer and/or a gyroscope, and a control circuit. The control circuit is configured to receive configuration data as input, acquire data from the accelerometer and/or the gyroscope. The control circuit is also configured to process the data so as to generate a context of the electronic device relative to its surroundings, the processing being performed in using a processing technique operating in accordance with the configuration data, and output the context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahesh Chowdhary, Sankalp Dayal
  • Patent number: 10261667
    Abstract: A device may include a dynamic function row (DFR) comprising a touchscreen. A device processor may operate a DFR agent controlling the DFR. The DFR agent may generate and/or select images to display on the DFR based on rules and/or contexts, and the DFR may display the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ali T. Ozer, Christopher A. Dreessen
  • Patent number: 10255894
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wearable electronic music system including a plurality of first finger mountable implements, each having at least one surface engageable element operatively connected thereto. The system further includes a second finger mountable implement with a state altering element being disposable in a first state or a second state. A sound producing subsystem operatively communicates with the plurality of first finger mountable implements and the second finger mountable implement. In operation, when the state altering element is disposed in the first state, the sound producing subsystem causes a first output to be produced when at least one of said plurality of first finger mountable implements contacts the solid surface, and when the state altering element is disposed in the second state, the sound producing subsystem causes a second output to be produced as the at least one of said plurality of first finger mountable implements contacts the solid surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Mark J. Bonner
  • Patent number: 10241638
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for interacting with a three dimensional interface. In the method, a three dimensional interface with at least one virtual object is generated. An interaction zone is defined and generated, enclosing some or all of the object. A stimulus of the interaction zone, e.g. approach/contact with a finger/stylus is defined, and a response to the stimulus is defined, e.g. changes to the object, system actions, feedback, etc. When the stimulus is sensed the response is executed. The apparatus includes a processor that generates a three dimensional interface with at least one virtual object, defines an interaction zone for the object, and defines a stimulus and a response. A display outputs the interface and object. A camera or other sensor detects stimulus of the interaction zone, whereupon the processor generates a response signal. The apparatus may be part of a head mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventors: Iryna Issayeva, Sleiman Itani, Allen Yang Yang, Mohamed Nabil Hajj Chehade
  • Patent number: 10241546
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a first body and a second body. The second body includes a processing unit, and a first touch panel, a second touch panel, a keyboard and at least one detecting module electrically connected to the processing unit, respectively. The keyboard is slidably disposed above the second touch panel, and the detecting module is adapted to detect a position of the keyboard. When the keyboard is located at a first position, the keyboard module covers the second touch panel, and the detecting module transmits a first signal to the processing unit so that the first touch panel is turned on. When the keyboard is located at a second position, the keyboard exposes the second touch panel, and the detecting module transmits a second signal to the processing unit so that the first touch panel is turned off. A touch panel controlling method of the portable electronic device is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Ming-Shun Lu, Ming-Chung Liu, Hsin-Chieh Fang, Yu-Wen Cheng, Yu-Ning Chang
  • Patent number: 10242533
    Abstract: A gaming machine having a display that displays a determined screen including a character, during execution of a game, a touch panel sensor, disposed above the display, that is capable of detecting the contact position, the position of the character contacted by a player, and a CPU that determines the contact position of the character as well as the contact mode, and that displays an image on the display, that is changed based on the result of this determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Okada, Hirobumi Toyoda