Display Peripheral Interface Input Device Patents (Class 345/156)
  • Patent number: 10043051
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a cover glass having a display surface, a pixelated photoemitting element array, and a pixelated photodetecting element array. The pixelated photoemitting element array emits a light signal through the cover glass to the display surface. The pixelated photodetecting element array is positioned relative to the pixelated photoemitting element array and the cover glass to receive a reflected light signal. The reflected light signal includes a portion of the emitted light signal reflected by total internal reflection from a refractive boundary at the display surface. Operation of each pixel is switched between the one or more photodetecting elements and the one or more photoemitting elements by the pixel selector signal component received from the pixel selector signal bus. A sensing trigger is configured to trigger the imaging scan by the pixelated photoemitting element array and the pixelated photodetecting element array, responsive to detection of an initiating action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jiandong Huang, Timothy Andrew Large, Liying Chen, Steven Nabil Bathiche
  • Patent number: 10042441
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, an input device includes a chassis and a depressible actuator disposed on the chassis that, when depressed, generates and sends a control signal to a processor, where the actuator is coupleable to a removable button cover that provides user-access to activate the actuator, and a removable blank cover to prevent user access to activate the actuator. The button cover and blank cover can be separate from the chassis and may directly attach to the actuator. The input device can further include a second depressible actuator disposed on the chassis that, when depressed, generates and sends a second control signal to the processor, where the second actuator is coupleable to the button cover and the blank cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Davin O'Mahony, Kevin Forde, Niall White, Frederic Fortin, Christian Castellaro, Fabrice Sauterel, Christopher Pate
  • Patent number: 10039987
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to e-commerce systems and methods, and more particularly, e-commerce systems and methods relating to an input device with an e-commerce button useful in conducting e-commerce transactions. Generally, the e-commerce button can be used to conduct various e-commerce transactions, depending on context and/or programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Activision Publishing, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Turland
  • Patent number: 10042427
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for enhancing adaptability of an interactive surface environment having a plurality of objects. The method comprises receiving at least one user gesture performed on a target object from the plurality of objects. The further comprises identifying a context for each of the at least one user gesture performed on the target object based on at least one of the at least one user gesture, target object parameters, and object parameters. The method further comprises aggregating the at least one user gesture performed on the target object and the context to obtain a decision dataset. The method further comprises identifying an impact, to be rendered, by comparing the decision dataset with predefined datasets. The method further comprises rendering the impact on one or more objects from the plurality of objects in the interactive surface environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Sangita Ganesh, Manoj Madhusudhanan
  • Patent number: 10039995
    Abstract: An arrangement for providing visual effects including light emitting members attached to a target, an imaging unit for locating the light emitting members, a computing unit for receiving real-time location information data from the imaging unit and controlling a laser projector based on the received location information data, a laser projector projecting a laser beam responsive to control information provided by the computing unit, and a partially reflecting mirror reflecting the projected laser beam with respect to the light emitting members towards and/or in the vicinity of the light emitting members and passing the light from the light emitting members to the imaging unit. Related method is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: D.I.E TECH OY
    Inventors: Tatu Tyni, Jani Pulkkinen, Petri Mikkonen
  • Patent number: 10042425
    Abstract: A method for controlling vibration of an electronic device having a flexible screen and a vibration driving unit, which includes: acquiring a folding parameter of the flexible screen; and adjusting a vibration parameter of the vibration driving unit in the electronic device according to the folding parameter. With the method according to the disclosure, the vibration parameter of the vibration driving unit in the electronic device may be adjusted to different folding states, so that the vibration energy generated by the vibration driving unit could be sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ben Xu
  • Patent number: 10042450
    Abstract: A touch sensor integrated type display device includes first touch electrodes located in the active area and divided in first and second directions crossing each other; second touch electrodes located in the active area, divided in the first direction, and alternating with the first touch electrodes arranged in the first direction; and a plurality of first sub routing wires respectively connected to the plurality of first touch electrodes, and arranged side by side in the second direction, wherein the first touch electrodes located in outermost both sides of the active area in the first direction, among the first touch electrodes arranged in the second direction, are smaller in size than another first touch electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Manhyeop Han, Juhan Kim
  • Patent number: 10043503
    Abstract: A media application for providing outputs (e.g., audio outputs) in response to inputs received from an input device is provided. The media application may connect input mechanisms of an input device with parameters of channel strips (e.g., which may define output sounds) using an intermediate screen object. The media application may first assign an input mechanism to a screen object, and separately map a screen object to a channel strip parameter. The media application may map a screen object to several channel strips simultaneously such that, based on the value of the screen object, the volume of each of the several channel strips changes. The media application may provide a graphical representation of available channel strips using layers. As the media application accesses a channel strip, the appearance of the portion of the layer associated with the channel strip may change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Moulios, Gerhard Lengeling, Markus Fritze
  • Patent number: 10041867
    Abstract: A flexible device including sensors for shape detection is provided. The flexible device includes a measurement unit including a plurality of bending sensors disposed along at least one edge of the flexible device, and configured to output measurement values sensed by the plurality of bending sensors, and a controller configured to detect a position of at least one curve point on the flexible device by receiving the sensed measurements values from the measurement unit, and to detect at least one bending line of the flexing device according to information about positions of curve points, which are detected on at least two different sides of the flexible device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung Sun Lee, Youn-Ho Choi, Seok-Myong Kang, Shi-Yun Cho
  • Patent number: 10044777
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method and a device for communicating between at least a first terminal (15) and a second terminal (12), a first communication session (S1) having previously been established by the first terminal, and first drawing data intended to be transmitted to the second terminal having been generated (E206) by at least the first terminal. When the second terminal is not available to participate in the first communication session, the communication method stores (E209) said first drawing data in a communication device. After the end of said first communication session, the communication device sends (E215) an invitation message to the second terminal inviting it to participate in a second communication session (S2) and transmits (E219) said first drawing data to the second terminal during the second communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Eric Jacques Beaufils, Hugues Nicolas Lecarpentier
  • Patent number: 10042546
    Abstract: A method of presenting multiple frames on a touch screen is disclosed. In a particular embodiment, the method includes detecting multiple touch locations on a touch screen of an electronic device for at least an activation time. The method also includes splitting a display area of the touch screen into a first frame and a second frame based on the multiple touch locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yair Karmi, Philip D Floyd, Eric J Worthington
  • Patent number: 10042478
    Abstract: A rear-projection display. The display includes image modulation apparatus for projecting at least a first beam representing an image to be displayed. The display also includes a screen for receiving the first beam on a first side and displaying the image on a second side, opposite the first side. The screen includes energy-responsive apparatus for emitting near-IR light away from the second side. The display also includes a camera for detecting reflected near-IR light and processing circuitry for processing the detecting reflected near-IR light to determine a position touch on the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Marshall Charles Capps, Dana Franklin Segler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10042519
    Abstract: Disclosed are several methods, apparatus, and a system to create, expose, and hide embedded secondary content data relevant to a primary content page of an electronic book generated by a content generating device. The method, system, and apparatus is enabled through a Y-axis slide apart gesture that is applied to a notification region of the primary content page such that the secondary content data is made visible when the Y-axis slide apart gesture is applied to the notification region. The method, system, and apparatus is also enabled through a Y-axis pinch close gesture that is applied to a boundary of an exposed pane that is appearing in the primary content page such that the Y-axis pinch close gesture collapses the exposed pane in which the secondary content data is made visible. In one embodiment, the system comprises an association server, an electronic book distribution server, and a content rendering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nook Digital, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Farago
  • Patent number: 10042599
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a first electronic device displays a first user interface, where the first user interface is not a user interface of an application for controlling a second electronic device. The first electronic device receives, from the second electronic device, an indication that text input is needed for a text input user interface displayed on a separate display device of the second electronic device. In response, the first electronic device displays a text input alert on a display of the first electronic device, and receives an input interacting with the text input alert and entry of one or more text characters. In response, the first electronic device transmits, to the second electronic device, information that enables the one or more text characters to be provided as text input for the text input user interface displayed on the separate display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Graham R. Clarke, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: 10042508
    Abstract: There is provided an operation control device including a motion detection part which detects an object to be detected, which is moved by motion of a user, a motion determination part which determines motion of the object to be detected based on a detection result, a movable region movement processing part which moves a cursor movable region including a cursor operating an object displayed in a display region, and a cursor movement processing part which moves the cursor. Based on motion of a first detected object, the movable region movement processing part moves the cursor movable region along with the cursor in the display region by a first movement unit. Based on motion of a second detected object, the cursor movement processing part moves only the cursor in the cursor movable region by a second movement unit smaller than the first movement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Fuminori Homma, Tatsushi Nashida
  • Patent number: 10038990
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring a sensor on a controller include receiving a sensor description defined in a format of a domain specific language corresponding to the sensor. The sensor description is parsed to identify one or more instructions. The one or more instructions are mapped to corresponding commands of the controller to enable the controller to perform the one or more instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Aidan Boran, Alan P. Leddy
  • Patent number: 10037461
    Abstract: Biometric authentication can comprise: obtaining, in response to an access request, verification information for biometric authentication and a piece of depth information corresponding to a presentation depth of the verification information; presenting the verification information at the presentation depth according to the piece of depth information; acquiring gaze point depth information of an eye of a user during presentation of the verification information; and analyzing whether the gaze point depth information is consistent with the piece of depth information, to determine whether the biometric authentication succeeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD
    Inventor: Liang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10037486
    Abstract: An RF system is provided that includes an RFID card and a reader-writer device. The RFID card includes a substrate, an RFIC element, an antenna coil, and a deformation sensor. The reader-writer device and the RFID card transmit and receive predetermined information between an antenna coil of the RFID card and an antenna coil of the reader-writer device through a magnetic field. The RFIC element transmits the first signal via the antenna coil when the deformation sensor does not detect bending deformation of the substrate, and the RFIC element transmits the second signal via the antenna coil when the deformation sensor detects the bending deformation of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kawamura, Nobuhito Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 10035066
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a remote play device for an interactive entertainment system and may include a class D amplifier and at least one motion detection device. The remote play device may also include a processor to adapt sound effects played through the class D amplifier based upon the at least one motion detection device. A battery may also be included powering at least the class D amplifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Marco Angelici, Andrea Mario Onetti
  • Patent number: 10037130
    Abstract: A method for performing a function of a display apparatus including, displaying, in response to a first user input being received on an edge area among a plurality of edge areas of a screen, a menu on the screen, the displayed menu comprising at least one item, and performing, in response to a selection of the at least one item from the displayed menu, performing a function corresponding to the selected item, and when an item is selected from the menu, a function corresponding to the selected the at least one item, wherein the displayed menu corresponds to the edge area among the plurality of edge areas where the first user input is received, and wherein at least one other menu corresponds to at least one edge area among the plurality of edge areas where the user input was not received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joo-yeon Cho, Min-jeong Moon, Sun-hwa Kim, Do-hyoung Kim, Yeon-hee Jung, Sun Choi
  • Patent number: 10037078
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an operation detection unit configured to detect an orientation of a user's face and operations performed by the user, and an area selection unit configured to, when the operation detection unit detects that the user has performed a first operation, select an area on a screen based on the orientation of the user's face during the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsutomu Sawada
  • Patent number: 10038361
    Abstract: A haptic actuator may include a housing, at least one coil carried by the housing, and a field member having opposing first and second sides. The haptic actuator may also include a respective at least one flexure bearing mounting each of the first and second sides of the field member to be reciprocally movable within the housing responsive to the at least one coil. Each flexure bearing may include at least one flexible member having a wishbone shape with two diverging arms joined together at proximal ends and having spaced distal ends operatively coupled between adjacent portions of the field member and the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Arman Hajati, Steven P. Hotelling, Anuranjini Pragada
  • Patent number: 10031610
    Abstract: An operation device for a vehicle, includes a touch operational surface configured to be movable upward and downward, and to include a sensor to output a signal representing a contact of a finger; an outer frame member configured to be disposed around a circumference of the touch operational surface, in an aspect such that the outer frame member projects upward compared to the touch operational surface, or in an aspect such that the outer frame member extends on the same plane as the touch operational surface, and to be movable upward and downward together with the touch operational surface as a whole; a down movement detection unit configured to output a signal representing a down movement of the outer frame member; and a control unit configured to respond, based on the signal output by the sensor, to a selection operation performed on selection items shown on a display unit being remotely placed with respect to the touch operational surface, and to respond, based on the signal output by the down movement de
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuo Yamamoto, Hideharu Kanbayashi, Naoki Kamiya, Shoichi Komoto
  • Patent number: 10031585
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display part; a top panel having a manipulation input surface; first vibrating elements configured to vibrate the manipulation input surface; second vibrating elements configured to vibrate the manipulation input surface; a memory configured to store section area data, in which coordinate points of section areas and identifiers of the first vibrating elements and the second vibrating elements are associated, the manipulation input surface being sectioned into the section areas; and a drive controlling part configured to drive at least one of the first vibrating elements and the second vibrating elements based on a position of a manipulation input performed on the manipulation input surface and the section area data by using a driving signal causing the at least one of the first vibrating elements and the second vibrating elements to generate a natural vibration in an ultrasound-frequency-band in the manipulation input surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Taninaka, Yuichi Kamata, Akinori Miyamoto, Yasuhiro Endo
  • Patent number: 10031625
    Abstract: An audio touchscreen system receives microphone location data respectively corresponding to a plurality of microphones. Sonic signals corresponding to a sonic event respectively transduced by each microphone is triangulated, to determine the location of the origin of the sonic event upon the audio touchscreen, based on the sonic signals and the microphone location data. User input data is generated based on the location of the sonic event as determined by the triangulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, James P. Gilchrist, Steven K. Schmidt, Charles J. Stocker, IV
  • Patent number: 10031592
    Abstract: Described herein is a control console. The control console may have a first contextual knob configured to control a first system, a display encompassing the first contextual knob, and a control module configured to update a first portion of the display responsive to detecting a first input. The first portion of the display may be adjacent to the first contextual knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: David Tsai, Steve Basra, John McLaughlin, Shady Shahid, Greg McNamara, Per Selvaag
  • Patent number: 10032347
    Abstract: A sensor records information about skin stretch perceived by a user based on an interaction with a real object. The sensor includes a mechanical housing configured to be worn on a finger of a user, and a mechanism coupled to the mechanical housing. The mechanism includes a first bearing that rotates in a first direction in response to an interaction with a surface. The mechanism also includes a second bearing coupled to the first bearing, such that rotation of the first bearing causes the second bearing to rotate in a direction opposite to the first direction. The second bearing is in contact with a portion of the finger, and includes a feedback surface that simulates a force associated with the interaction with the surface. The sensor includes a controller configured to monitor rotation of the second bearing and record skin stretch information responsive to the interaction with the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, David R. Perek, Tristan Thomas Trutna, Garett Andrew Ochs, Nicholas Roy Corson, Raymond King
  • Patent number: 10031337
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include an eyewear-type mobile terminal, including a camera configured to capture an image, a frame formed to be worn on a user's head, a sensor configured to detect touches on the frame, a display coupled to the frame and configured to display information, and a controller configured to cause the display to display a first image captured via the camera in response to a predetermined first touch detected on the frame and terminate display of the first image when the first touch is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yujune Jang, Taeseong Kim, Jeongyoon Rhee
  • Patent number: 10025386
    Abstract: An input interface for a virtual reality (VR) system includes one or more actuators stressing or straining a portion of a user's skin, simulating interactions with presented virtual objects. For example, an actuator comprises a tendon contacting portions of a user's body and coupled to a motor that moves the tendon to move portions of the user's body contacting the tendon. Alternatively, an actuator includes a pad having a surface contacting a surface of the user's body. A driving mechanism moves the pad in one or more directions parallel to the surface of the user's body with varying levels of normal force. In another example, one or more pins contact portions of the user's body and a surface of a bladder. The pins move as the bladder is inflated or deflated, which moves the contacted portions of the user's body. Alternatively, another type of actuator may move the pins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, Tristan Thomas Trutna, Garett Andrew Ochs, Selso Luanava, Nicholas Roy Corson
  • Patent number: 10026177
    Abstract: The subject application relates to a system(s) and/or methodology that facilitate vision-based projection of any image (still or moving) onto any surface. In particular, a front-projected computer vision-based interactive surface system is provided which uses a new commercially available projection technology to obtain a compact, self-contained form factor. The subject configuration addresses installation, calibration, and portability issues that are primary concerns in most vision-based table systems. The subject application also relates to determining whether an object is touching or hovering over an interactive surface based on an analysis of a shadow image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew D. Wilson, Steven N. Bathiche
  • Patent number: 10025430
    Abstract: A projection type image display device correctly detects the position of contact of an electronic pen and a finger on a manipulation surface without the provision of a touch sensor. Light containing an image is projected, illuminating light that is different from the light containing the image is projected onto a manipulation surface which at least partially overlaps an image projection surface onto which the light has been projected, and an image of the manipulation surface is captured. A first detection process detects the position at which a first object being manipulated, a distal end of which emits light, touches the manipulation surface, a second detection process detects the position at which a second object being manipulated, which does not emit light, touches the manipulation surface, and at least part of the image being displayed is changed on the basis of the detection result from either detection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sakiko Narikawa, Takashi Matsubara, Naoki Mori
  • Patent number: 10025381
    Abstract: A control module for generating gesture based commands during user interaction with an information presentation area is provided. The control module is configured to acquire user input from a touchpad and gaze data signals from a gaze tracking module; and determine at least one user generated gesture based control command based on a user removing contact of a finger of the user with the touchpad; determine a gaze point area on the information presentation area including the user's gaze point based on at least the gaze data signals; and execute at least one user action manipulating a view presented on the graphical information presentation area based on the determined gaze point area and at least one user generated gesture based control command, wherein the user action is executed at said determined gaze point area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Markus Cederlund, Robert Gavelin, Anders Vennström, Anders Kaplan, Anders Olsson, Mårten Skogö, Erland George-Svahn
  • Patent number: 10025396
    Abstract: In an approach to quick browsing of content displayed on a computing device, a computer monitors a scrolling operation in a first display mode on a computing device in which a plurality of information items are displayed. The computer determines whether a speed of the scrolling operation exceeds a threshold value, and then in response to the speed of the scrolling operation exceeding a threshold value, switches the first display mode to a second display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Si Bin Fan, Ping Xiao, Jun Zhang, XiaoLin Zhang, Jia Zou
  • Patent number: 10025387
    Abstract: An input interface configured to be worn on a portion of a user's body includes tendons coupled to various sections of the garment. A tendon includes one or more activation mechanisms that, when activated, prevent or restrict a particular range of motion. The tendon may include a tendon web that controls multiple portions of the user's body with an activation mechanism. The tendon may connect to the garment through a textile mesh that distributes force over a wider area of the user's skin. An activation mechanism may apply force to the textile mesh to modify the stiffness of the textile mesh or to modify the pressure applied by the textile mesh. The tendon may be a wire or have a form with variable width. The activation mechanism may be a solenoid using a permanent magnet, which may have multiple alternating magnetic poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Jason Keller, Tristan Thomas Trutna, Garett Andrew Ochs, Selso Luanava, Nicholas Roy Corson
  • Patent number: 10022621
    Abstract: An elongated member such as a bar includes spaced-apart infrared light illumination ports at opposite ends thereof. Exemplary spacing between the two spaced-apart light ports may be 20 centimeters or more. Each light port comprises an array of plural light sources. The plural light sources in each array may be directionally aimed to as to provide different illumination directions. The plural light sources in each array may emit different colors or frequencies of light. Example applications include targeting or marking capabilities for a video game or other system handheld pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenichiro Ashida, Junji Takamoto, Yoshitomo Goto, Fumiyoshi Suetake, Akio Ikeda, Susumu Inoue, Shin Sugiyama, Kuniaki Ito
  • Patent number: 10025376
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling a user to perform a full body movement while viewing a virtual reality environment on a head up displays without interfering with viewing of content on the heads up display. Specifically, a full body movement of the user is detected. In response to detecting the full body movement, the additional content is generated for display in a portion of the virtual reality environment corresponding to a foreground area of the user's visual field. The additional content assists the user perform the full body movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Ajit Shanware
  • Patent number: 10025407
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to remotely controlling devices, and more particularly to system and method for remotely controlling devices using a transparent touch screen based remote control device. In one embodiment, a method is provided for remotely controlling a target device. The method comprises capturing a touch based action performed by a user on a transparent touch screen of the remote control device, determining the target device from a plurality of remotely controllable devices, determining an intent of the user with respect to the target device based on the touch based action, and controlling the target device based on the intent by transmitting a control signal to the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Ragupathy Jayaraj, Mukesh Manjunath Prabhu
  • Patent number: 10022633
    Abstract: Game client, game server, Web application server, and database server including database with data representative of a virtual world. Game client or server, or both, includes motifs, motif manager, character manager, scenes-a-faire manager, and display manager coupled to display, all in communication with game manager, and pseudorandomizer, which can instigate changing of a motif. Motifs are representative of a game character or environment. A user interface has mass sensor, accelerometer, haptic device, first device for visual input, output, or both, second device for audio input, output, or both, and tactile sensor, effector or both. Included may be automatic translator, or TTS/STT module. The online game can be virtual world representative of at least two of a northern continent, a western continent, a southern continent, a central continent, and an eastern continent. Methods provide game client, game server, and a database that manipulate character or environment motifs and scenes-a-faire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Ryan Luencheen Yuan
  • Patent number: 10025419
    Abstract: A large format display (LFD) apparatus is provided. The LFD apparatus includes a display configured to display a content comprising at least one content element, a sensor configured to detect at least one user, and a processor configured to estimate a height of the at least one user detected by the sensor, and change a display location of the at least one content element on a screen of the display based on the estimated height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju-hee Seo, Hye-sun Kim, Moon-sik Jeong
  • Patent number: 10025389
    Abstract: A computer apparatus is associated with a graphical display presenting at least one GUI-component adapted to be manipulated based on user-generated commands. An event engine is adapted to receive an eye-tracking data signal that describes a user's point of regard on the display. Based on the signal, the event engine produces a set of non-cursor controlling event output signals, which influence the at least one GUI-component. Each non-cursor controlling event output signal describes a particular aspect of the user's ocular activity in respect of the display. Initially, the event engine receives a control signal request from each of the at least one GUI-component. The control signal request defines a sub-set of the set of non-cursor controlling event output signals which is required by the particular GUI-component. The event engine delivers non-cursor controlling event output signals to the at least one GUI-component in accordance with each respective control signal request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Christoffer Björklund, Henrik Eskilsson, Magnus Jacobson, Mårten Skogö
  • Patent number: 10027606
    Abstract: A method comprising determining to provide a notification to a user, the notification being associated with notification content, determining a cognitive load associated with the notification content, determining a notification representation associated with the notification such that the notification representation is indicative of the cognitive load is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Andres Lucero, Akos Vetek
  • Patent number: 10025402
    Abstract: An operating device for a vehicle includes a display, a touch operation surface set at a first predetermined position and pushable and returnable to the first predetermined position after being pushed, a coordinate detecting unit to detect a coordinate indicating a touch position of an operating finger on the touch operation surface, a push detecting unit to detect the push of the touch operation surface, and a control unit to display a cursor in a screen displayed on the display based on the coordinate detected by the coordinate detecting unit and to perform operation details of an item in the screen selected by the cursor based on the push of the touch operation surface detected by the push detecting unit. The control unit does not update the position of the cursor within a predetermined amount of time after the push detecting unit detects the push of the touch operation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Shikata, Naoki Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10019117
    Abstract: Provided is a position detecting device including: a light emission unit configured to emit light in a predetermined wavelength band in a manner substantially parallel to a plane surface; a polarization filter configured to transmit p polarized light of light reflected on the plane surface and to block s polarized light thereof; and an imaging unit configured to perform imaging of the plane surface obliquely from above with the light in the predetermined wavelength band through the polarization filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hideaki Inoue
  • Patent number: 10019067
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for performing gesture-based communication service are provided, in which a first device detects a first motion, and when the first motion corresponds to a first gesture that belongs to a gesture group, receives information about a second motion from a second device. The first device may perform an event that corresponds to a combination of the first and second gestures, when the received information corresponds to the second gesture that belongs to the gesture group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yeo-jun Yoon, Nipun Kumar, Yong-yeon Lee, Young-joon Choi
  • Patent number: 10019109
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for receiving data corresponding to a contact by a user detected at a touch-sensitive device. Variations in the contact over time are analyzed, and an anchor confidence score that is indicative of whether the contact represents a user input made using the touch-sensitive device is determined based at least on the analysis of the variations in the contact over time. The contact is classified as an anchor based at least on the anchor confidence score. Based on classifying the contact as an anchor, the contact is not processed as a user input to the touch-sensitive device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Mason Neiswander, Evan Malahy
  • Patent number: 10021234
    Abstract: Wireless device gesture detection and operational control comprises identifying a first position of the device based on a sensor reading of at least one sensor operating as part of the device. The method may also include identifying a change in the device's position to a second position that is different from the first position, and receiving a specific pattern of touch input data on a touch pad of the device, the specific pattern of touch input data identified as a predefined object which corresponds to dimensions of a human ear being pressed against the touch pad and changing a current operating state of the device to a different operating state based on a comparison and detection operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10019849
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interacting with a display system using a personal electronic device (PED). The display system may establish communication with and receive user input from the PED. The display system may use the received user input to generate and/or update content displayed on a display of the display system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur L. Berman, Clifford S. Champion, David A. Chavez, Francisco Lopez-Fresquet, Jonathan J. Hosenpud, Robert D. Kalnins, Alexandre R. Lelievre, Christopher W. Sherman, Jerome C. Tu, Kevin S. Yamada, Chun Wun Yeung
  • Patent number: 10018844
    Abstract: A wearable image display system includes a headpiece, a first and a second light engine, and a first and a second optical component. The first and second light engines generate a first and a second set of beams respectively, each beam substantially collimated so that the first and second set form a first and a second virtual image respectively. Each optical component is located to project an image onto a first and a second eye of a wearer respectively. The first and second sets of beams are directed to incoupling structures of the first and second optical components respectively. Exit structures of the first and second optical components guide the first and second sets of beams onto the first and second eyes respectively. The optical components are located between the light engines and the eyes. Both of the light engines are mounted to a central portion of the headpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tapani Levola, Pasi Saarikko, Steven John Robbins, Yarn Chee Poon, Lena Adele Wolfe, Erica Lee Towle
  • Patent number: 10021293
    Abstract: An image capture apparatus includes an image capture instruction obtaining unit configured to obtain an image capture instruction that specifies a target portion of a subject, an image capture instruction display unit configured to display the image capture instruction in a chart indicating the subject displayed on a display screen, and a reception unit configured to receive an image capture command in a state in which the image capture instruction is displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken-ichi Abe
  • Patent number: 10019096
    Abstract: A force-sensitive touch sensor detects location and force of touches applied to the sensor. Movement of an object touching the force-sensitive touch sensor correlates to movement of a pointer on a display device. Varying levels of force applied to the force-sensitive touch sensor are interpreted as different commands. Objects displayed on the display device can be manipulated by a combination of gestures across a surface of the force-sensitive touch sensor and changes in force applied to the force-sensitive touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya D. Rosenberg, Julien George Beguin, Kenneth H. Perlin, Tomer Moscovich