Display Peripheral Interface Input Device Patents (Class 345/156)
  • Patent number: 9891793
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining a user option selected at a touchscreen. The method includes the steps of determining an observation position of a user of a touchscreen, determining an offset responsive to a difference between the observation position and an expected observation position and determining a user option selected at the touchscreen responsive to the offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Donald I. MacInnes, Gordon Dye
  • Patent number: 9892249
    Abstract: A system for authorizing an operation is provided. The system may acquire motion data collected by a wearable device. A mobile terminal may determine whether the motion data matches with a physical motion for verification. If the motion data matches with the physical motion for verification, the mobile terminal may be authorized to perform a predetermined operation corresponding to the physical motion for verification. Thus, a user's identity may be verified based on the wearable device that collects motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Ding, Bolin Huang, Jiajin Yin
  • Patent number: 9892584
    Abstract: Users of a social networking platform may provide electronic keys to other users of the social networking platform. Use of an electronic key may be subject to one or more conditions specified by the issuer of the electronic key. Data may be provided that enables the recipient to use the electronic key in accordance with the one or more conditions on use of the electronic key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventor: Michael J. Saylor
  • Patent number: 9891715
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an information processor including, a storage section configured to store data representing the appearance features of a target device and data of an operation image used for operation of the target device, an acquisition section configured to acquire an image captured by a camera, a recognition section configured to recognize an object included in the image based on the feature quantity data stored in the storage section, and a display control section configured to display the operation image based on the data of the operation image stored in the storage section if the object included in the image is recognized by the recognition section as the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kouichi Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9891717
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an electronic device to be worn on a user's forearm includes a display and a set of one or more sensors that provide sensor data. In one aspect, a device may detect, using sensor data obtained from a set of sensors, that a first activity state of a user is active. The device may determine, while the first activity state is active, that the sensor data matches a watch check rule associated with the first activity state. Responsive to the detected match, the device may cause a change in visibility of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandros Pantelopoulos, Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Heiko Gernot Albert Panther
  • Patent number: 9886087
    Abstract: One aspect of the present invention relates to a method for optimizing a user interface (UI) for an active application over a computing device. The method includes receiving the gaze information, including gaze location, of a user's gaze on the UI, determining a first section of a plurality of sections of the UI associated with the received gaze location, and muting other of the plurality of sections outside of the first section, such that the first section in the UI remains active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: ALLSCRIPTS SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Eric Robert Wald, David Windell
  • Patent number: 9884255
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for: communicating with one or more controller devices operated by one or more users, respectively, via wired communication or wireless communication selected by the one or more users; controlling a display for displaying a menu of one or more controller identifiers which are related to the one or more controller devices, respectively, and which are selectable from the menu by the one or more users; storing relation information between one or more user identifiers, which are related to the one or more users, respectively, and the one or more controller identifiers that are selected; carrying out operation inputs transmitted from the selected one or more controller devices as instruction operations for the related one or more user identifiers that correspond to the selected one or more controller identifiers; executing at least one application program and producing an output for display that is manipulated in accordance with the operation inputs; and identifying, from among the st
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Mariko Hino, Satoshi Hashimoto, Ken Kutaragi
  • Patent number: 9886621
    Abstract: Computer vision systems for segmenting scenes into semantic components identify a differential within the physiological readings from the user. The differential corresponds to a semantic boundary associated with the user's gaze. Based upon data gathered by a gaze tracking device, the computer vision system identifies a relative location of the user's gaze at the time of the identified differential. The computer vision system then associates the relative location of the user's gaze with a semantic boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Gordon, Cem Keskin
  • Patent number: 9886698
    Abstract: A method for viewing an augmented reality product brochure for a mattress product on a computing device is provided. The method includes capturing an image corresponding to the mattress product with a camera of the computing device and retrieving the augmented reality product brochure corresponding to the image from a memory of the computing device. The method also includes displaying the augmented reality product brochure on a user interface of the computing device, wherein the augmented reality product brochure includes a representation of the mattress product and modifying the representation of the mattress product based on receiving one or more instructions from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Bradley S. Ramsey, Michael T. Brady, Mari C. Brady, Erich P. Meier
  • Patent number: 9886144
    Abstract: A capacitive type touch sensor, includes a plurality of driving electrodes, a plurality of sensing electrodes disposed to overlap the driving electrodes, the sensing electrodes and the driving electrodes being spaced apart from each other, a driving unit configured to supply driving signals to the respective driving electrodes, and a sensing unit configured to detect sensing signals from the sensing electrodes, wherein the driving signals supplied by the driving unit include at least one of a first driving signal having a first frequency and a second driving signal having a second frequency different from the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyoung-Wook Jang, Soon-Sung Ahn, Ja-seung Ku
  • Patent number: 9886101
    Abstract: An information processing method and an electronic device are provided. The method is applied to an electronic device having flexible display which is capable of N display surfaces, the method includes: obtaining N posture parameters of the N display surfaces; obtaining an object attribute of an i-th display object among M display objects to be displayed, where M?1 and i is an integer inclusively ranging from 1 to M; determining a display surface for displaying the i-th display object from the N display surfaces, based on the N posture parameters and the object attribute; and displaying the i-th display object on the determined display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ben Xu
  • Patent number: 9886829
    Abstract: Example systems and methods for closed-loop control for haptic feedback are disclosed. One example method includes the steps of outputting a first signal configured to cause a haptic output device to output a haptic effect to a surface; determining one or more first velocities of a surface of an object attracted towards the surface in response to the haptic effect; in response to the first velocities decreasing to approximately zero, discontinuing output of the first signal; determining one or more second velocities of a surface of an object rebounding away from the surface in response to the discontinuing output of the first signal; in response to the second velocities decreasing to approximately zero, determining a responsiveness of the surface of the object to the haptic effect; and outputting a second signal based on the responsiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventor: Vincent Levesque
  • Patent number: 9880798
    Abstract: A display method and an electronic device are disclosed in the application. The method includes: detecting, by a first acquisition unit, operation data, while displaying a first part of an output content on a display unit; acquiring, by a second acquisition unit, first focus data of an object user within a set range watching the output content, wherein the focus data indicates a position of the display unit corresponding to a focus of the object user; and displaying a second part of the output content, based on the operation data and the first focus data, wherein the second part is different from the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian Lang, Xiaobing Guo, Xiaoping Zhang, Chunlong Yang
  • Patent number: 9881468
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a timing difference processor configured to determine a timing difference between an audio signal and an associated tactile signal, and further configured to delay at least one of the audio signal and associated tactile signal dependent on the timing difference; and at least one feedback processor configured to output the audio signal and associated tactile signal, at least one of the audio signal and associated tactile signal having been delayed dependent on the timing difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Marko Tapani Yliaho
  • Patent number: 9881422
    Abstract: A virtual reality system is provided. The virtual reality system includes a host device, a transmission cable, and a head mounted display apparatus worn by a user and coupled to the host device via the transmission cable. The head mounted display apparatus includes a multimedia module, a multi-sensing module, and a peripheral hub. The multimedia module receives multimedia content from the host device via the transmission cable, and displays a video part of the multimedia content. The multi-sensing module obtains sensing information regarding the head mounted display apparatus, the user and an obstruction. The peripheral hub provides the sensing information to the host device via the transmission cable. At least one virtual object of the video part of the multimedia content is adjusted in response to the sensing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei-Chih Chang, Mong-Yu Tseng, Iok-Kan Choi, Wan-Ju Tseng, Jing-Lung Wu
  • Patent number: 9881646
    Abstract: Providing a method for creating and displaying portions of videos called video previews. The video previews may be associated with audio, such that when the video previews are activated, the audio may play with the video preview. When multiple video previews are organized to play as a playable group or composite of video previews, a corresponding composite audio file can play in response to an activation of the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ALC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: David McIntosh, Chris Pennello
  • Patent number: 9880639
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a pointing system capable of presenting an intuitive operational feeling to a user. [Solving Means] A pointing device includes a casing, a tactile sense presentation section, and a sensor section. The sensor section detects an operation for the casing and outputs an operation signal for controlling a movement of a pointer on a screen. The control apparatus includes an area setting section and a signal generation section. The area setting section sets a first area that belongs to an inside of a display area of an object on the screen, a second area that belongs to an outside of the display area of the object, and a third area that belongs to a boundary portion between the first area and the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Ito, Hideo Kawabe, Takeshi Maeda, Kousuke Seki
  • Patent number: 9880697
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for remote multi-touch control are described herein. A system may include a mode controller to enter an orientation mode for a user interface displayed by a presentation device, the orientation mode configured to allow a user of the presentation device to orient an input point on the user interface with a remote device, and an input/output module to receive an input from the user to trigger the presentation device to transition from the orientation mode to a pass-through mode, the pass-through mode configured to allow the user to control an application at the presentation device using a touch point on the remote device, the mode controller is to enter the pass-through mode at the presentation device, the input/output module is to receive input from the user via the remote device, and the presentation device is to pass the input through to the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Lenitra M. Durham, Pete A. Denman, Andrea Johnson, Sangita Sharma
  • Patent number: 9883397
    Abstract: A method, and a mobile device adapted thereto, verifies a user and executes applications via handwriting recognition. The method of controlling a mobile device includes entering a lock state, detecting a user's input, verifying a user based on the input and searching for an instruction corresponding to the input, and performing at least one of maintaining or releasing the lock state and which performs an operation corresponding to the instruction, based on user verification result and the instruction search result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangho Kim, Musik Kwon, Moorim Kim, Seongtaek Hwang
  • Patent number: 9880655
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes: identifying a touch detected on a touch sensor panel; extracting touch information associated with the touch; calculating an overall confidence value based on the extracted touch information; comparing the confidence value with a predetermined threshold; and determining whether to identify the touch as a non-touch based on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Sean E. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9881026
    Abstract: Disclosed are method and apparatus to recognize actors during normal system operation. The method includes defining actor input such as hand gestures, executing and detecting input, and identifying salient features of the actor therein. A model is defined from salient features, and a data set of salient features and/or model are retained, and may be used to identify actors for other inputs. A command such as “unlock” may be executed in response to actor input. Parameters may be applied to further define where, when, how, etc. actor input is executed, such as defining a region for a gesture. The apparatus includes a processor and sensor, the processor defining actor input, identifying salient features, defining a model therefrom, and retaining a data set. A display may also be used to show actor input, a defined region, relevant information, and/or an environment. A stylus or other non-human actor may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventors: Sleiman Itani, Allen Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 9883452
    Abstract: A cellular communication system which comprises a cellphone interface unit that includes a transceiver for low power RF communication; a microphone; an earphone; a display; a keypad; a hub device that includes a transceiver for low power RF communication; an antenna for high power RF communication and circuitry and appropriate software components for establishing a communication channel between the hub and a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Nisim Sela
  • Patent number: 9880644
    Abstract: A computer input system is provided for using a smart terminal as an input device to a computer. The method for the computer includes receiving from the smart terminal, input to the smart terminal from an electronic pen, wherein the input is received by the computer through a predetermined communication mode established between the computer and the smart terminal, identifying a foreground application of the computer, interpreting the input in association with the foreground application, converting the interpreted input to an input signal associated with the foreground application, and controlling the foreground application with the input signal, to execute an operation corresponding to the input signal, where the input signal is a keyboard or mouse input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sangmin Seong, Eunseok Kim, Junhong Kim, Taejune Park
  • Patent number: 9880618
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for presenting information using idle time slot. In an aspect, when a standby or idle device detects that a user gazes at it, it starts showing contents on its display automatically. In another aspect, when a standby or idle device detects that a user shakes or taps on it, it starts gaze sensing. If the user gazes at the device, it begins to show contents automatically. The contents may include advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Chian Chiu Li
  • Patent number: 9874857
    Abstract: A simulated mirrored display is disclosed. A camera captures and transmits an image to an electronic device. The electronic device alters the image to simulate material characteristics such as color, texture, opacity, and reflectivity of a manufactured good to be simulated. Additionally, images of components of the manufactured good may be superimposed on the image and likewise modified. The altered image is displayed on an electronic display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: FISSIX, LLC
    Inventor: Floris Keizer
  • Patent number: 9875228
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein for copying inherited properties between electronic documents. An input to copy a source child element from a source application editing a source document is received. The source child element inherits a value of a property from another element. An input to paste the copied element into a destination document edited by destination application is received. The copied element is pasted into the destination document. The destination application retrieves instructions to determine a destination child value of the property and uses the instructions to determine the destination child value. The destination child value is consistent with the value which would have been determined had the copied element been pasted into the source document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Lindsay Grace Hall, Jeffrey de Blanc Palm, Luiz do Amaral de Franca Pereira Filho, Steven Joseph Saviano
  • Patent number: 9874979
    Abstract: To provide a touch panel with reduced disturbance of display and with improved mechanical strength by suppressing variation in the space between a pair of substrates which form the touch panel even when in contact with an object to be detected. A pixel portion including a plurality of pixels is provided between a pair of substrates. Each pixel includes a photosensor portion which detects that the object to be detected is in contact with one of the pair of substrates, and a MEMS portion which generates a mechanical displacement in a direction perpendicular to the pair of substrates when a signal based on a detection result of the photosensor portion is input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR ENERGY LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kurokawa, Konami Izumi
  • Patent number: 9875005
    Abstract: A method of unlocking an electronic device having a touch-sensitive display includes at least the following steps: controlling the touch-sensitive display to have unlocking objects displayed at different locations for different time points; and when at least one contact is detected on the touch-sensitive display, determining whether to unlock the electronic device by referring to a contact status on the touch-sensitive display. Besides, a computer readable medium storing a program code is also provided, where the program code causes a processor to perform following steps when executed by the processor: controlling the touch-sensitive display to have unlocking objects displayed at different locations for different time points; and when at least one contact is detected on the touch-sensitive display, determining whether to unlock an electronic device by referring to a contact status on the touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventor: Chih-Wei Chiang
  • Patent number: 9875526
    Abstract: A device displays one of multiple views of a three-dimensional image and changes the particular view displayed in response to physical movement of the device. Each of the multiple two-dimensional views of a three-dimensional image is associated with orientations or ranges of orientations of the device. The device displays the one of the views associated with the current orientation of the device. As the device is moved from one orientation to another, the device displays the view associated with the current orientation in place of the view associated with the former orientation. The orientation can be angular orientation about a vertical axis or horizontal axis, or both axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SOLIDDD CORP.
    Inventor: Neal Weinstock
  • Patent number: 9874935
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a texture engine are disclosed. For example, one disclosed system includes: a processor configured to receive a display signal including a plurality of pixels, determine a haptic effect comprising a texture, and transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect to an actuator in communication with the processor, the actuator configured to receive the haptic signal and output the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Danny A. Grant
  • Patent number: 9874947
    Abstract: A display control apparatus for controlling displaying of a display unit includes an orientation detection unit configured to detect an orientation of the display control apparatus, and a display control unit configured to, when an orientation change from a first orientation to a second orientation of the display control apparatus is detected by the orientation detection unit, perform display control based on the second orientation after the orientation change in a case where a speed of the orientation change is higher than a predetermined speed, and perform display control based on the first orientation even after the orientation change in a case where the speed of the orientation change is lower than or equal to the predetermined speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Furukawa
  • Patent number: 9877074
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a sight line detecting unit configured to detect a sight line of a viewer who is viewing content data and output sight line information which is a result of the detection, a viewing condition estimating unit configured to estimate a viewing condition of the viewer based on the output sight line information and visual attention information relating to the content data, and a content suggesting unit configured to make various suggestions with respect to the content data for the viewer based on the estimated viewing condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Fukuchi, Takayuki Yoshigahara
  • Patent number: 9874940
    Abstract: A display control unit (15) in an input display control device (1) displays an image including a symbol display area in which a symbol input by a user is displayed, on the screen of a display unit (11). The display control unit (15) also displays operation buttons and symbols allocated to the operation buttons on the screen of the display unit (11) while being superimposed on the image displayed by the display control unit (15), the operation buttons being arrayed in a virtual keyboard through which a symbol to be displayed in the symbol display area is input through tapping on the display unit (11), the operation buttons being translucently displayed. The display control unit (15) also changes a display color of the symbols allocated to the operation buttons arrayed in the virtual keyboard to a display color selected from a plurality of display colors set in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Solution Innovators, LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuki Kadomatsu
  • Patent number: 9874937
    Abstract: A device (DISP) for gestural control of a system (SYST) includes a grippable mobile control element (TC), a movement sensor assembly (EC) for measuring movements of the mobile control element (TC), and a processing circuit (DET) for detection the rotation or translation of the mobile control element in relation to an axis that is substantially invariant over a time window. The device (DISP) also includes a circuit (REG) for adjusting the value of at least one parameter of the system, and a circuit (CMD) for controlling activation/deactivation of the adjustment upon a detection by the detection circuit (DET) of a rotation and/or translation of the mobile control element in relation to an axis that is substantially invariant over a time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Movea
    Inventors: Guillaume Aujay, Cyrille Soubeyrat
  • Patent number: 9870073
    Abstract: A position detection device capable of preventing an operation that is not intended by an operator from being detected as an input is provided. The position detection device includes: a detecting section that detects an indicator that performs an operation with respect to a screen, and an indicator different from the indicator; an imaging section that forms a captured image obtained by imaging a range including the screen; and a control section that detects a motion of the indicator with respect to the screen and a position of the indicator with respect to the screen based on data on the captured image of the imaging section to determine whether or not to detect an operation based on the indicator as an input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Honda
  • Patent number: 9870058
    Abstract: Systems and methods described allow users to select and obtain significant information about objects in the real world, and further to employ gestures as a “real world” interface to manipulate information and to manipulate the selection of objects. In this way, users may be enabled to make better decisions when, e.g., traveling and shopping, and may further be enabled to obtain significant information about objects with which they are surrounded. The systems and methods may include a camera which monitors a user's hand movements or gestures to control a UI, particularly where a user is interacting with real-world objects. Gestures can move the focus of a UI from one real world object to another. The systems and methods may also include a projector to illuminate selected objects, or to display information about objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Charles McCoy, Leo Pedlow, True Xiong
  • Patent number: 9870056
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting a hand of a user and a pose of the hand are described herein. In some instances, as a user interacts with a computing system through various hand signals, the hand of the user and pose of the hand (e.g., position and orientation) may be detected. To detect a hand, a point set may be analyzed to identify local extremum points (e.g., peaks and valleys) along an outer boundary of the point set. The local extremum points may then be used to identify a potential hand segment including one or more potential finger segments and/or a potential palm segment. When the potential hand segment satisfies one or more criteria, a hand may be detected. To detect a hand pose, an observed pose of the hand segment may be compared to one or more hand pose models.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ning Yao
  • Patent number: 9870101
    Abstract: An operating device for a vehicle includes a screen having an operating surface, the screen being configured such that a region of the screen including a portion of the screen to which an operating force is applied is deformed in a direction in which the operating force is applied, in accordance with the operating force applied to the operating surface; a projecting unit configured to project an image onto the screen; a detecting unit configured to detect, as an operating position, the portion of the screen to which the operating force is applied and which is deformed due to the applied operating force; and a processing unit configured to perform predetermined processing associated with a portion of the image projected onto the screen, based on a result of detection performed by the detecting unit, the portion of the image corresponding to the operating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshinori Yamada
  • Patent number: 9870119
    Abstract: A computing apparatus for providing a three-dimensional (3D) interactive user experience (UX) is provided. The computing apparatus may include an object position estimator configured to calculate first coordinates recognized by a user as a position of a first point of an object in a stereoscopic image. The computing apparatus may include a pointing determiner configured to determine whether the user points to the first point based on the first coordinates and second coordinates, the second coordinates representing a pointing position of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Kyung Nam, Hyoseok Hwang, Jingu Heo
  • Patent number: 9864434
    Abstract: Systems and methods for gesture control of an interactive event using multiple wearable devices are herein disclosed as comprising, in an implementation, receiving signal data indicative of at least one gesture from a first sensor of a first wearable device and a second sensor of a second wearable device, performing pre-processing on the signal data by a computing device in communication with the first wearable device and the second wearable device, performing feature extraction on the pre-processed signal data by the computing device, and determining the at least one gesture based on the feature extracted signal data and offline training data by the computing device. In an implementation, the first sensor and the second sensor comprise one or more of a three-axis accelerometer, a six-axis accelerometer, or an electromyography sensor, and can be configured to calibrate the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Huami Inc.
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Ting Chen, Mu Yu
  • Patent number: 9864428
    Abstract: Embodiments of apparatus and methods for human-computer interaction are described. An apparatus for human-computer interaction may have one or more processors, multiple sensors to measure motion of a body part of a user, a communication module to communicate with a remote computing device, and an interpretation module to interpret the motion of the body part of the user to be associated with an indication of a user input to the remote computing device. The components may be encased in a body configured to be worn by the user. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Guangli Zhang
  • Patent number: 9864439
    Abstract: Provided is an input device that can reduce a magnetic attractive force generated between a coil-side yoke and magnets while suppressing the decrease in an operation reaction force that can be generated. The input device includes four coils arranged in a cross shape and a magnet assembly. When a current is applied to windings of the coils, electromagnetic forces are generated between the coils and the magnet assembly. In addition, the input device includes a coil-side yoke that is located opposite to the magnet assembly across the coils. The coil-side yoke is shaped so that magnetic fluxes generated by the magnet assembly are concentrated on winding portions of the windings of the coils, the winding portions being arranged along directions of a cross.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinsuke Hisatsugu, Shinji Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 9864506
    Abstract: In a method for removing folders from a touch screen of an electronic device, a preset triggering operation for activating the folders is detected when performed on the touch screen. An acceleration of the electronic device is obtained in real time by the gravity sensor when the preset triggering operation is detected. The electronic device is determined that whether the electronic device is being shaken based on the obtained acceleration; and the folders are removed from the touch screen, the application icons of the folders are displayed on a desktop of the electronic device when the electronic device is being shaken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventor: Wan-Ling Ho
  • Patent number: 9864498
    Abstract: Automatic scrolling of content displayed on a display device in response to gaze detection. Content may be displayed in a window rendered on a display screen. Gaze detection components may be used to detect that a user is gazing at the content and to determine a gaze point. At least one scroll zone relative to the display screen and a scroll action associated with each scroll zone may be determined. In response to determining that the gaze point is within a scroll zone, an associated scroll action may be initiated. The scroll action causes the content to scroll within the window until at least one of: expiration of a defined period, determining that a portion of the content scrolls past a defined position within the window, determining that the gaze point is outside of the scroll zone, and detecting an indicator that the user begins reading the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Anders Olsson, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 9857832
    Abstract: A foldable electronic apparatus includes a flexible display panel, a first cover and a second cover configured to support a rear surface of the flexible display panel and be interconnected by a hinge member, and a first slider and a second slider configured to be installed on the first cover and the second cover and vary a curvature of the flexible display panel by an operation of sliding along the first cover and the second cover, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-churl Kim, Jin-hyoung Park, Kyung-wan Park, Jae-young Huh
  • Patent number: 9858552
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods including providing a data structure stored in computer-readable memory at a first location, monitoring a first work surface provided at the first location, determining that a first physical medium has been manipulated on the first work surface, and, in response, generating a first operation based on a manipulation of the first physical medium, applying the first operation to the data structure. Systems and methods can further include receiving operation and object data from a server system, the operation and object data corresponding to a second operation generated in response to manipulation of a second physical medium on a second work surface provided at a second location, applying the second operation to the data structure, processing the object data, and projecting a first virtual medium on the first work surface, the first virtual medium corresponding to the second physical medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAP AG
    Inventors: Marek Kowalkiewicz, Alexander Dreiling, Christian Janiesch, Melissa Adkins, Dawid Grzegorz Weckowski, Mark Holmes
  • Patent number: 9857838
    Abstract: An information processing method and an electronic device are provided. The method includes: detecting a characteristic parameter of an electronic device by a sensing unit of the electronic device; determining wearing position data of the electronic device based on the characteristic parameter, where the wearing position data indicates a positional relation between the electronic device and a wearer when a fixed relation between the electronic device and at least a part of body of the wearer is maintained by a fixing element of the electronic device; and controlling the electronic device to operate in a working mode matching with the wearing position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiyu Wei, Chao Dong
  • Patent number: 9860484
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus may include a detecting unit to detect a pointing object in a captured image, and a generation unit to generate pointing information based on detection of the pointing object by the detecting unit. The pointing information may indicate a position of the pointing object determined using a pointable range set based on a user in the captured image. The apparatus may further include a communication unit to transmit the pointing information to an external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Yusuke Sakai, Masao Kondo
  • Patent number: 9857614
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a curved display panel displaying an image, a bottom frame which is disposed below the curved display panel and curved along the curved display panel, and the bottom frame having an opening which is defined in the bottom frame with the display panel in a plan view, and a cover member covering the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-Hwi Kim, Seongsik Choi
  • Patent number: 9855496
    Abstract: A real-time stereo video signal of a captured scene with a physical foreground object and a physical background is received. In real-time, a foreground/background separation algorithm is used on the real-time stereo video signal to identify pixels from the stereo video signal that represent the physical foreground object. A video sequence may be produced by rendering a 3D virtual reality based on the identified pixels of the physical foreground object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Thore K H Graepel, Andrew Blake, Ralf Herbrich