Display Peripheral Interface Input Device Patents (Class 345/156)
  • Patent number: 10127781
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for vandalism detection in a personal communication structure (PCS) are described. The PCS may include one or more vandalism detection systems which may be located in different system compartments of the PCS. Each vandalism detection system may include (or being communicatively coupled to) an accelerometer and may be able to differentiate forces associated with acts of vandalism from other forces. The vandalism detection systems may transmit alerts with accompanying data to a remote entity. The data allows for an appropriate response to the alert. The alert may be transmitted to a remote security center over a wired or wireless communications system. The controller may transmit the alert again or to other locations if an acknowledgement is not received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Civiq Smartscapes, LLC
    Inventors: Kyle R. Bowers, Kenneth J. Gray, Benjamin M. Lawler, Benjamin P. Lee, Parag N. Shah
  • Patent number: 10129532
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a 3D display device and a driving method thereof, and the 3D display device comprises: a display panel, comprising sub-pixel units arranged in a matrix and defined by data lines and gate signal lines, and each gate signal line being located between two adjacent columns of sub-pixel units; a lenticular lens grating, provided at a light exiting side of the display panel, splitting light emitted from the display panel, and comprising lens units, wherein each lens unit corresponds to at least two adjacent columns of sub-pixel units; in a 3D display mode, columns of sub-pixel units alternatively display a left/right eye image and a right/left eye image, and each lens unit comprises, in a region corresponding to each column of the sub-pixel units, a lens structure matching the left or right eye image currently displayed by the column of the sub-pixel units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanbing Wu
  • Patent number: 10127715
    Abstract: Systems and methods for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) workspace, including a 3D internet browser, in addition to a traditional two-dimensional (2D) workspace and for browsing the internet in a 3D/virtual reality workspace and transforming and/or upconverting objects and/or visual media from the 2D workspace and/or 2D webpages to the 3D workspace as 3D objects and/or stereoscopic output for display in the 3D workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifford S. Champion, Eduardo Baraf, Alexandre R. Lelievre, Jonathan J. Hosenpud
  • Patent number: 10126783
    Abstract: A portable electronic device having several features is disclosed. The device can include a retention member that retains flexible circuits extending from a top portion to a bottom portion of the device, thereby allowing some components to be moved from a top portion of the device to a bottom portion. The device may include a cover plate can be secured with a display in the top portion to cover the retention member and other internal components. The device can include an omni-directional port designed to receive a connector different orientations and provide power to the device. The device can include a flexible keyboard having butterfly keycaps. The device can include an array of openings for an audio driver, with some of the array including through holes and blind holes. The device can also include a touch pad having a force feedback sensor and a haptic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Houtan R. Farahani, Craig C. Leong, Matthew W. Blum, Zheng Gao, Kevin M. Robinson, Keith J. Hendren
  • Patent number: 10126828
    Abstract: Bioacoustic sensors and wireless technologies are used for the control of electronic devices, such as wireless telephones, pagers, music/media players or personal laptops and personal digital assistant (PDA) devices. Such control is implemented with certain systems, methods and apparatus which include bioacoustic sensors, a processor coupled to the bioacoustic sensors, and a transmitter coupled to the processor. The present invention is operative to detect particular hand and/or finger gestures, and to transmit control signals corresponding to the gestures for operative control of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Amento, William Colyer Hill, Loren Gilbert Terveen
  • Patent number: 10126822
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to creating user-defined interaction spaces and modalities in a three dimensional (3D) sensor space in response to control gestures. It also relates to controlling virtual cameras in the 3D sensor space using control gestures and manipulating controls of the virtual cameras through the control gestures. In particular, it relates to defining one or more spatial attributes of the interaction spaces and modalities in response to one or more gesture parameters of the control gesture. It also particularly relates to defining one or more visual parameters of a virtual camera in response to one or more gesture parameters of the control gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Leap Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Cohen, Maxwell Sills
  • Patent number: 10126829
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided herein for analyzing, monitoring, and/or influencing a user's behavioral gesture in real-time. A gesture recognition method may be provided. The method may comprise: obtaining sensor data collected using at least one sensor located on a wearable device, wherein said wearable device is configured to be worn by a user; and analyzing the sensor data to determine a probability of the user performing a predefined gesture, wherein the probability is determined based in part on a magnitude of a motion vector in the sensor data, and without comparing the motion vector to one or more physical motion profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SOMATIX, INC.
    Inventors: Eran Ofir, Uri Schatzberg
  • Patent number: 10127778
    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 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 a first anchor member coupled to an adjacent portion of the housing, a second anchor member coupled to an adjacent side of the field member, and a first flexible arm coupling the first and second anchor members together and having at least one bend therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Arman Hajati, Jonah A Harley
  • Patent number: 10126869
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes determining whether a preset node range condition and a preset touch intensity condition are met, and skipping reading the coordinates of an area outside a preset node range if the preset node range condition and the preset touch intensity condition are not met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yeon-Rae Jo
  • Patent number: 10120431
    Abstract: A wearable computing device can detect device-raising gestures. For example, onboard motion sensors of the device can detect movement of the device in real time and infer information about the spatial orientation of the device. Based on analysis of signals from the motion sensors, the device can detect a raise gesture, which can be a motion pattern consistent with the user moving the device's display into his line of sight. In response to detecting a raise gesture, the device can activate its display and/or other components. Detection of a raise gesture can occur in stages, and activation of different components can occur at different stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Xiaoyuan Tu, Anil K. Kandangath
  • Patent number: 10120440
    Abstract: A system for Virtual Navigation in real and Virtual Spaces. Such navigation in Virtual spaces may be applied particularly in 3D computer games and 3D programming of motion pictures. Such navigation in real spaces creates a new paradigm in communication and media particularly with unique 3 D video interface devices disclosed in this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Arjuna Indraeswaran Rajasingham
  • Patent number: 10120417
    Abstract: An adjustable keyboard having a number of keys is formed in at least two segments which are mutually movable relative to one another using a hinge or joint. Each of the segments of the keyboard has mounted thereon some of the keys. The adjustable nature of the keyboard reduces stress and discomfort to the user by reducing contortion to the user's wrists. More particularly, discomfort to the user caused by pronation of the wrists and/or ulnar deviation of the wrists is reduced. The hinge or joint is in the form of a ball and socket-type joint with a locking mechanism, which preferably includes a pivoted handle, in the form of a lever, used for locking and unlocking the hinge or joint. The surface of at least one of the ball and socket of the joint define a plurality of recesses or a plurality of projections, to provide increased resistance to joint movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Key Ovation, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Linegar, Mark Norwalk
  • Patent number: 10120555
    Abstract: A user interface for a touchscreen display device including a technique for cursor positioning, with respect to: (i) a touchscreen display upon which the cursor is displayed; and (ii) displayable content (also sometimes herein referred to as a “display area”) which is also, at least in part, displayed on the touchscreen display. Based on a desired position to which the activated display area is moved while a cursor remains static on the display screen, a placement position at which the cursor is to be placed with respect to the displayable content is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Li Jia Chen, Yu Chen, Qiuju Geng, Kun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10120443
    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 a 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. Facial recognition is used to recognize a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Chian Chiu Li
  • Patent number: 10120937
    Abstract: A method and a system for filtering a plurality of search results in a web page and a computer program product therefor are provided. The method includes, receiving search results corresponding to a search request, and classify the plurality of search results to a plurality of group according to contents of the plurality of search results, wherein the plurality of search results having the same content are classified to the same group. The method also includes generating and storing an identification value corresponding to each of the groups. The method further includes displaying the plurality of search results and marking search results belonging to the same group according to the identification value, and executing a shield operation on at least one search results among the plurality of search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventor: Ares Peng
  • Patent number: 10120445
    Abstract: A glove interface object, including: a flex sensor configured to generate flex sensor data identifying a flex of a finger portion of the glove interface object; a trackable object configured to be illuminated during interactivity, the trackable object being positioned at a wrist portion of the glove interface object; a communications module configured to transmit the flex sensor data to a computing device for processing to determine a finger position pose of the glove interface object, applied for rendering a virtual hand in a view of a virtual environment on a head-mounted display (HMD), the virtual hand rendered based on the identified finger position pose, the computing device identifying the trackable object from captured image data to track a location of the glove interface object; wherein the virtual hand is rendered at a location in the virtual environment that is substantially defined by the location of the glove interface object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Shai Messingher, Richard Stenson
  • Patent number: 10120461
    Abstract: The present inventions generally relate to methods and dedicated apparatuses outputting a variable mapped on a device orientation in a non-inertial reference system, with the device orientation being estimated using measurements of motion sensors (such as 3D accelerometers and gyroscopes) and a magnetometer or other similar sensors including cameras. A variable mapped on an orientation of a device is smoothed to have a gradual evolution by adjusting the estimated orientation of the device obtained via sensor fusion or other sensor processing to take into consideration a current measured angular velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: IDHL Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan A. Cook, Yun Li
  • Patent number: 10120469
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods for operating a computing device including determining an amount of pressure exerted on a touch-sensitive surface of the computing device. According to the various embodiments, a touch input is received by the touch-sensitive surface. The amount of pressure exerted by the touch input on the touch-sensitive surface is then determined. The computing device operates in a first manner when a first amount of pressure is received and operates in a second manner when a second amount of pressure is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan J. Garrone, Sean A. Mayo, Scott A. Mullin, Gordon C. Cameron
  • Patent number: 10120453
    Abstract: A method for controlling an electronic equipment and a wearable device are provided, respectively. The method for controlling the electronic equipment includes the following steps. An inertial signal is detected. A gesture is obtained by dividing the inertial signal or classifying the inertial signal. A controlling command is outputted based on the gesture to control the electronic equipment, such as a desktop device, a portable device or the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Wen-Chung Hsueh, Hsing-Chen Lin, Ching-Yu Huang, Bo-Sheng Wu, Chi-Hsiang Weng
  • Patent number: 10122838
    Abstract: There is disclosed a smartphone, tablet or other computing device comprising: (a) a touch sensitive display; (b) one or more processors; (c) computer memory; (d) one or more computer programs stored in the computer memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors and including instructions for detecting a swipe in from an edge of the display, and in response to the detected swipe causing a home screen to be displayed, the home screen listing running apps and user notifications, such as missed calls, irrespective of which screen the device was displaying immediately prior to the swipe in from the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canonical Limited
    Inventors: Mark Shuttleworth, Ivo Weevers, Mika Meskanen, Oren Horev, Calum Pringle, John Lea, Otto Greenslade, Marcus Haslam, Ivanka Majic, Xi Zhu
  • Patent number: 10120564
    Abstract: A user interface device, a vehicle having the same, and a method of controlling the same, implement a display unit configured to display a plurality of characters, a dial part configured to select any one character among the plurality of characters, and a touch part configured to be touched by a user. A control unit of the interface is configured to select a handwritten recognition mode as a character input mode when the touch part is touched, and select a dial operation mode as the character input mode when the dial part is operated, thereby improving user convenience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Kyudae Shim
  • Patent number: 10122843
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing conversation assistance include receiving from at least one user device of a user, conversation information and determining that the conversation information is associated with a conversation involving the user and a first person that is associated with first conversation assistance information in a non-transitory memory. Body measurement data of the user is retrieved from the at least first user device. A need for conversation assistance in the conversation involving the user and the first person is detected using the body measurement data. First conversation assistance information associated with the first person is retrieved from the non-transitory memory. The first conversation assistance information associated with the first person is provided through the at least one user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Michael Charles Todasco
  • Patent number: 10120444
    Abstract: A wearable device includes a detection module configured to be worn by an upper limb of a user and detect a body motion in the upper limb, and a controller configured to detect the body motion in the upper limb on a basis of a detection result from the detection module and generate a control signal in accordance with the body motion. If the controller detects, as the body motion, at least two of a finger motion, a hand motion, and an arm motion in the upper limb within a first predetermined period of time, the controller recognizes the two body motions as a series of body motions and generates, as the control signal, a first control signal in accordance with the series of body motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hikaru Nekozuka
  • Patent number: 10122874
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes a touch panel unit, a standard menu screen control portion, a shortcut menu screen output portion and a shortcut processing portion. In the image forming apparatus, when a shortcut call operation is performed, a control portion causes the touch panel unit to display a shortcut menu screen over a standard menu screen. The control portion adds a shortcut icon to the shortcut menu screen and store, into a storage portion, information indicating correspondence between the added icon and the standard menu screen. When the shortcut icon is operated, the control portion causes the touch panel unit to display the standard menu screen that is associated with the operated shortcut icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Princess Jill Santillan, Jennen Bernadette Montejo
  • Patent number: 10122958
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for recording a content execution screen are disclosed. The electronic device includes a memory and a processor electrically connected to the memory. The processor is configured to control for executing content, confirming at least one part of the content, and recording the at least one part of the content in association with a haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joong Seob Kim, Dongkyung Kim, Taegun Park, Yangkyun Oh
  • Patent number: 10112622
    Abstract: A vehicle includes at least one main sensor unit, the measurement signal of which is characteristic of a main driver desire of a vehicle occupant with regard to an influence on the driving behavior of the vehicle, and at least one secondary sensor unit, the measurement signal of which is characteristic of a secondary driver desire. The main driver desire is represented by a motion of a hand or a foot of the vehicle occupant. The secondary driver desire is represented in a manner other than by the motion of the hand or the foot of the vehicle occupant. The vehicle also has at least one actuator. The actuator influences the driving behavior of the vehicle in dependence on a control signal. A resulting driver desire with regard to the influence on the driving behavior of the vehicle is determined in dependence on the main driver desire and in dependence on the secondary driver desire. In the case of a neutral value of the main driver desire, the secondary driver desire is assigned to the resulting driver desire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Pei-Shih Dennis Huang
  • Patent number: 10115303
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a method for controlling a headset device may be provided. The method may include: capturing an infrared image of a vicinity of the headset device; determining a presence of a pre-determined peripheral device in the vicinity of the headset device based on the infrared image; and controlling a display of the headset device to display a representation of the pre-determined peripheral device based on the determined presence of the pre-determined peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ludmila Veronica Pavlin, Nicholas Bijan Nassiri
  • Patent number: 10115196
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for delineating an object within a volumetric medical image. The method comprises obtaining auto-generated contour data for the object within the volumetric medical image, the auto-generated contour data defining a set of auto-generated contours forming a delineation structure for the object, selecting a subset of auto-generated contours for manual editing, and identifying the selected subset of auto-generated contours to a user. In some examples, the method further comprises presenting at least the selected subset of auto-generated contours to the user, receiving user feedback for at least one auto-generated contour, deriving a full set of contours forming a revised delineation structure for the object based at least partly on an interpolation of the auto-generated contour(s) for which user feedback was received, and storing contour data defining the derived full set of contours forming the revised delineation structure for the object within at least one data storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mirada Medical Limited
    Inventors: Mark Gooding, Timor Kadir, Aymeric Larrue
  • Patent number: 10114481
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses and methods may provide for a flexible display detection system to detect movement (e.g., flexing) of a flexible display screen on a device and to interpret the movement as a gesture or selection of a device mode. Embodiments may utilize bendable sensors located adjacent to the flexible display, and may divide a display into multiple panel sections (e.g., three panels) connected to one another via hinging portions of the flexible display. Depending on the arrangement of the sections, the device may be operated in a different mode such as, for example, a tablet mode, a reader mode, or a phone mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Aleksander Magi, Joshua L. Zuniga, David W. Browning, Rajiva K. Sarraju, Guy M. Therien, Audrey C. Younkin
  • Patent number: 10114478
    Abstract: There is provided a control method, including: outputting a displacement value depending on a displacement amount of an input device in a case where operation is input in the input device, the operation being for a control target displayed on a display apparatus, the position of the display apparatus being specified by a first coordinate system, the position of the input device being specified by a second coordinate system; calculating a displacement amount of the input device in the second coordinate system based on the displacement value; and displaying the control target, the control target being moved to a position corresponding to a displacement amount in the first coordinate system by using a transformation matrix, the transformation matrix transforming a displacement amount of the input device in the second coordinate system into a displacement amount in the first coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tsubasa Tsukahara, Masatoshi Ueno, Shinobu Kuriya, Tetsuro Goto, Kenichi Kabasawa, Toshiyuki Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10115300
    Abstract: A method of an electronic device comprising: determining at least one object; associating at least one control signal with the object; and outputting the control signal corresponding to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hark-Sang Kim, Yong-Sang Yun
  • Patent number: 10114474
    Abstract: An input device has a predetermined touch-sensitive input region. A placement of an operating element in relation to the predetermined touch-sensitive input region is ascertained depending on at least one recorded image which represents a position and/or a placement of a predetermined operating element in a predetermined zone of the touch-sensitive input region. An input character is determined depending on the ascertained placement and a recorded measurement signal which represents an input position and/or an input movement profile on the predetermined touch-sensitive input region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Strolz, Thomas Tille
  • Patent number: 10110802
    Abstract: A method and a video management system is disclosed. The method may include receiving a video stream from a camera and displaying the video stream on a display. The method may include obtaining, via an eye tracking sensor, gaze information for an operator watching the display. The method may include generating a historical gaze heat map for the video stream for a time period based on the obtained gaze information and determining a low interest area for the video stream based on the generated historical gaze heat map. The method may include instructing the camera to decrease a bit rate of the video stream in the low interest area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AXIS AB
    Inventors: Bjorn Ardo, Fredrik Pihl
  • Patent number: 10109300
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for processing audio. A system configured to practice the method monitors, via a processor of a computing device, an image feed of a user interacting with the computing device and identifies an audio start event in the image feed based on face detection of the user looking at the computing device or a specific region of the computing device. The image feed can be a video stream. The audio start event can be based on a head size, orientation or distance from the computing device, eye position or direction, device orientation, mouth movement, and/or other user features. Then the system initiates processing of a received audio signal based on the audio start event. The system can also identify an audio end event in the image feed and end processing of the received audio signal based on the end event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brant Jameson Vasilieff, Patrick John Ehlen, Jay Henry Lieske
  • Patent number: 10109054
    Abstract: Systems and a related method for monitoring commercial off the shelf (COTS) display devices in an avionics display system ensure that the COTS display devices are compliant with hazard classifications by positioning transparent photodetectors in the optical path to monitor the images and components generated and projected by the COTS display devices. Transparent photodetectors are positioned downstream in the optical path to monitor image orientation, refresh rate, or brightness of displayed images and image elements. The system may include transparent image sensors for capturing scene content and monitoring image integrity by comparing the captured scene content to the displayed images. Transparent image sensors positioned proximate to camera cores of an enhanced vision system (EVS) may verify the alignment of individual component image streams combined into an image stream displayed via HDD, HUD, HWD, or a like display element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Brandon E. Wilson, Eric P. Stratton, David I. Han
  • Patent number: 10108267
    Abstract: One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a processor configured to determine an electrostatic force (ESF)-based haptic effect and transmit a haptic signal associated with the ESF-based haptic effect. The illustrative system also includes an ESF controller in communication with the processor, the ESF controller configured to receive the haptic signal, determine an ESF signal based at least in part on the haptic signal, and transmit the ESF signal. The illustrative system further includes a surface configured to contact a user, and an ESF device coupled to the surface and in communication with the ESF controller, the ESF device configured to receive the ESF signal and output the ESF-based haptic effect on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, Ali Modarres, Christopher Ullrich
  • Patent number: 10105837
    Abstract: An extended-reach tool system may include a gimbal positioned adjacent a surface opening; an extended-reach arm having a tool and engaging the gimbal; a sensor system for measuring a position of the arm relative to the gimbal and a position and spatial orientation of the tool relative to the opening; a computer control that converts one or both of the rotational and linear measurements from the sensor system into spatial location representations for virtual representations of 3-D models of the workpiece and tool, determines a position and orientation of the tool relative to the opening and workpiece, and adjusts the virtual representations of the 3-D models of the workpiece and tool as the arm and tool move relative to the workpiece, representing a real-time orientation of the tool relative to the workpiece; and a display for displaying the virtual representations of the 3-D models of the workpiece and tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Gary E. Georgeson, Paul S. Rutherford, Nathan R. Smith
  • Patent number: 10108255
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for controlling a portable terminal. The apparatus includes a contact sensing unit which senses an area of an external surface of the portable terminal contacted by a user as the user holds the portable terminal, a recognizing unit which recognizes a function mode of the portable terminal based on information about the contacted area sensed by the contact sensing unit, and a control unit which changes the portable terminal to a function mode recognized by the recognizing unit. Since a function mode of the portable terminal is controlled according to the way a user holds the portable terminal, convenience of changing a function mode of the portable terminal is provided through a single manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-hyun Shim, Kee-eung Kim, Hyun-jin Kim, Joon-ah Park, Ho-yeal Lee, Hyun-jeong Lee, Wook Chang, Seung-nyang Chung, Sung-jung Cho
  • Patent number: 10108219
    Abstract: An input/output operation device (165) includes: an operation part (850); a movable unit (180) including a loosely fitted space inside, a main body supporting the operation part (802) and including a first loosely fitted surface (820) exposed in the loosely fitted space, and at least one drive magnet (401, 402); a fixed unit including a second loosely fitted surface (821) in point- or line-contact with the first loosely fitted surface of the movable unit, a holder (811) supporting the movable unit for free rotation, a base (811) including a space for accommodating at least a part of the movable unit and supporting the holder, and at least one drive coil (301, 302); a drive part to rotate the movable unit with respect to the fixed unit; and a detector to detect a position of the operation part in the fixed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hironori Tomita, Teruyuki Takizawa, Hideki Shirane, Takeshi Nakazawa, Jiro Seki
  • Patent number: 10108248
    Abstract: An optical mouse device includes a light source, an image sensor array, an energy storage element, a frame buffer and a processor, wherein the image sensor array includes a plurality of sensing pixels and a plurality of self-powered pixels. In a first mode, the sensing pixels output image data to the frame buffer, and the self-powered pixels output photocurrent to the energy storage element. In a second mode, the self-powered pixels output intensity data associated with the photocurrent to the frame buffer, and the processor determines whether to leave the second mode or not according to the intensity data. The energy storage element is configured to provide energy required in illumination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventor: Guo-Zhen Wang
  • Patent number: 10108270
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device and a method in the device for recognizing a 3D gesture. The device is connected to a sensor and has access to a database of gesture images including indexable features of normalized gesture images. The indexable features include a position and an orientation for each pixel of edge images of the normalized gesture images. The method includes capturing (110) an image of the 3D gesture via the sensor, normalizing (120) the captured image, deriving (130) indexable features from the normalized captured image, and comparing (140) the derived indexable features with the indexable features of the database using a similarity function. The method also includes determining (150) a gesture image in the database matching the 3D gesture based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MANOMOTION AB
    Inventors: Shahrouz Yousefi, Haibo Li, Farid Abedan Kondori
  • Patent number: 10108269
    Abstract: During a medical scan session, a computing device executing a medical scan application receives a touch input from a touch sensitive medical scanning device. The computing device determines whether the touch input comprises at least one of a hold gesture or a swipe gesture. The computing device then performs a first function responsive to determining that the touch input comprises a hold gesture. The computing device then performs a second function responsive to determining that the touch input comprises a swipe gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Align Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sabina, Leon Rasovsky
  • Patent number: 10108259
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose an interaction method, an interaction apparatus and a user equipment, where the interaction method comprises: acquiring first gazing information of at least one eye of a user when watching a virtual presentation object on a location in a gazing direction, and second gazing information of the at least one eye of the user when watching a physical object on the location in the gazing direction; and in response to that a difference between the first gazing information and the second gazing information is out of a set error range, executing an operation. In the embodiments of this application, a presentation location of the virtual presentation object may be associated with a location of the physical object in an environment accurately and conveniently by means of gazing of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lin Du, Dayong Ding
  • Patent number: 10109048
    Abstract: The present invention provides for means for linking breast lesion locations across imaging studies. In particular, a generic three-dimensional representation of the female breast is used. Automatic translation of the lesion location into standard clinical terminology and aligning the breast model with individual patient images is comprised. Moreover, a mechanism for linking image locations showing a lesion to a location in the breast model is presented. If desired, a region of interest can be calculated by a region of interest definition module that predicts a region of interest of a known lesion in terms of the breast model representation in a new imaging study.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Buelow, Martin Bergtholdt, Rafael Wiemker, Kirsten Regina Meetz, Joerg Sabczynski, Dominik Berjamin Kutra
  • Patent number: 10101819
    Abstract: A control system for a gesture sensing arrangement with at least one sensor operates the sensor in a proximity mode. The control system receives data sets generated by the sensor and based on these data sets determines whether an object is present in a vicinity of the sensor. When an object is detected in the vicinity the control system operates the sensor in a gesture mode. Based on further data generated by the sensor the control system determines an end of a gesture, and operates the sensor in the proximity mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ams AG
    Inventors: Peter Trattler, Josef Kriebernegg, Dan Jacobs, Christian Mautner
  • Patent number: 10098704
    Abstract: Surgical systems and methods for manipulating an anatomy with a tool include defining a first virtual boundary associated with the anatomy and a second virtual boundary associated with the anatomy. The first virtual boundary is activated in a first mode. Movement of the tool is constrained in relation to the first virtual boundary in the first mode. The first virtual boundary is deactivated in a second mode. Movement of the tool is constrained in relation to the second virtual boundary in the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: David Gene Bowling, John Michael Stuart, Jerry A. Culp, Donald W. Malackowski, Jose Luis Moctezuma de la Barrera, Patrick Roessler, Joel N. Beer
  • Patent number: 10101814
    Abstract: A system providing various improved perceptions techniques for haptic feedback above interactive surfaces that require no contact with either tools, attachments or the surface itself is described. A range of receptors in a perceiving member which is part of the human body is identified to create substantially uniformly perceivable feedback. A vibration frequency that is in the range of the receptors in the perceiving member is chosen and dynamically altered to create substantially uniformly perceivable feedback throughout the receiving member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ultrahaptics IP Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Andrew Carter, Benjamin John Oliver Long, William Thierry Alain Frier
  • Patent number: 10101873
    Abstract: A portable terminal is provided with: a display device; a sensor configured to detect the orientation or position of the portable terminal; a data storage unit configured to store data; and a display control unit configured to display on the display device an icon or object that corresponds to the data stored in the data storage unit. The display control unit acquires information regarding the orientation or position of the portable terminal from the sensor and determines a display mode of the icon or object in accordance with a change in the orientation or position of the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Takahiro Fujii, Hidenori Karasawa, Shuji Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 10101869
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a first context data associated with a first touch event on a first device and accessing a second context data associated with a touch event on the first device. The touch event has been detected by a second device. The method further includes comparing the first context data with the second context data and determining, based on the comparison, whether the first touch event is the touch event detected by the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Olivier Bau, Bogdana Rakova, Mike Digman, Philipp Schoessler, Martin Salvador, Sergi Consul Pacareu
  • Patent number: 10102612
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for rotating objects (40) on screens (9) defines a hand axis (20) in response to 3D position information related to the hands (21, 22) of a user and detects a changed orientation of the hand axis (20) with respect to a 3D space and calculates a rotation for the object (40) on the screen (9) in response to said detecting. This way, to rotate the object (40) on the screen (9), an imaginary copy of the object (40) is considered to be inside an imaginary ball (41) held by the user, which imaginary ball (41) is being rotated. The changed orientation of the hand axis (20) comprises changes in angles between the hand axis (20) and the axes (31, 32, 33) of the 3D space. To improve stability in case of each one of said changes being unequal to zero, the apparatus (1) further detects the angles and compares the respective angles with respective thresholds and reduces or weights the respective changes in response to respective comparison results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Njin-Zu Chen, Dennis Omer Logghe