Display Peripheral Interface Input Device Patents (Class 345/156)
  • Patent number: 11029787
    Abstract: Systems and methods associated for providing haptic feedback are provided. For instance, data indicative of a feedback scheme associated with an input mechanism can be accessed. The feedback scheme includes one or more feedback points associated with a position of a moveable portion of the input mechanism. The input mechanism is configured to change positions responsive to an actuation of the input mechanism by a user. One or more positions of the moveable portion of the input mechanism can be determined as the input mechanism is actuated by the user. Operation of one or more feedback motors can be controlled to provide feedback to the user in accordance with the feedback scheme based at least in part on the determined one or more positions of the input mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alexandra Maria Fernandes de Castro, Jayme Ross Goldstein, Zebedee Pedersen, Joao Henrique Santos Wilbert, Hana Tanimura, William Marlyan Carey, Iain Roberts, Nicholas Inzucchi, Ted Larson, Brandon Blodget, Michael Peter Thompson, Paulo Blikstein, Stavros Vranakis
  • Patent number: 11030336
    Abstract: A switching method, an electronic device, and a storage medium are provided. The switching method includes detecting whether a triggering condition is satisfied in a first mode of an electronic device, and in response to the triggering condition being satisfied, switching from the first mode to a second mode. The first mode enables acquisition and output of analysis data. The second mode enables acquisition of the analysis data and non-output of at least one part of the analysis data. The analysis data are related to historical data of one or more of the electronic device, an application in the electronic device, and an owner of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haofei Rong, Yuhao Kuang, Jincai Xu
  • Patent number: 11029535
    Abstract: An unobtrusive augmented reality (AR) system can be used to assist the wearer in every day interactions by projecting information from the contact lens display onto the retina of the wearer's eye. The unobtrusive augmented reality system includes a necklace and a contact lens display that are unobtrusive to the wearer and the wearer's surrounding environment. The necklace of the unobtrusive augmented reality system generates power and data for the contact lens displays. The necklace and contact lens display include conductive coils inductively coupled by a magnetic field. The inductive coupling allows data and power generated by the necklace to be transferred to the contact lens display. A projector in the contact lens display projects images generated from the data onto the retina of the wearers eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Tectus Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory David Miller, Brian Elliot Lemoff, Kuang-mon Ashley Tuan, Herbert John Kniess, Ion Opris, Michael West Wiemer, Drew Daniel Perkins
  • Patent number: 11032438
    Abstract: A reading control apparatus includes a notification unit which executes predetermined notification based on completion of a first reading processing of a portion of a document to be scanned using a large size document scanning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Taisuke Suwa
  • Patent number: 11032624
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system and method for providing an alert on delivering a digital content such as when an interesting digital content is imminent, for example, the beginning of a play during a football game, to direct the focus of one or more viewers towards the digital content. The present invention is further configured to embed a commercial message in conjunction with the alert on directing the focus of the viewers. The system is adapted to activate the alert either manually or automatically. Further, the system is optionally implemented with an artificial intelligence (AI) system, which is trained using deep learning to recognize the appropriate time to automatically trigger the alert/commercial message sequence. The AI system could be trained by monitoring the manual control of alert activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: Charley M. Parks
  • Patent number: 11027189
    Abstract: An entertainment device and method for a self-driving vehicle enable a passenger to play a game while watching a game execution screen of a display mounted around a seat in a state where the passenger is seated on the seat of a self-driving vehicle, and execute and proceed with the game based on a signal that senses a body pressure distribution of the passenger in a body pressure sensor mounted on the seat, and a signal that senses the touch pressure of the passenger in a touch pad mounted on the seat, thereby allowing the passenger to enjoy various games related to the body pressure and/or the touch signal while the passenger moves his or her body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Baek Hee Lee, Jin Hee Lee, Min Hyuk Kwak, Yo Seob Lee
  • Patent number: 11027432
    Abstract: A robotic device includes one or more joints to position an end effector in a plurality of degrees of freedom. A navigation system tracks an actual position of the end effector. One or more controllers identify a condition wherein the actual position of the end effector contacts a virtual constraint. An anticipated movement of the end effector is evaluated from the actual position to a home position of the end effector. The one or more controllers detect an anticipated collision between the end effector and the virtual constraint and compute a target position of the end effector that evades the anticipated collision. The target position is spaced from the actual position and also contacts the virtual constraint. The one or more joints are controlled to slide the end effector from the actual position to target position along the virtual constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: David Gene Bowling, Timothy J. Bozung
  • Patent number: 11029442
    Abstract: An electronic device may have optical sensors. Control circuitry may use sensor measurements in controlling adjustable components and taking other actions. The optical sensors may be self-mixing sensors such as incoherent self-mixing sensors. One or more sensors may be used in gathering sensor measurements. In configurations in which an electronic device contain multiple self-mixing sensors, multi-wavelength measurements can be gathered using incoherent light sources in the sensors that operate a set of different wavelengths. The light source of each incoherent self-mixing sensor may be a superluminescent light-emitting diode, a resonant cavity light-emitting diode, or other amplified or non-amplified spontaneous emission source. Optical systems such as lenses in a housing for an electronic device may be aligned with the self-mixing sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Mutlu, Mark T. Winkler, Tong Chen, Wenrui Cai
  • Patent number: 11029767
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a system and process that controls a group of networked electronic components using a multimodal integration scheme in which inputs from a speech recognition subsystem, gesture recognition subsystem employing a wireless pointing device and pointing analysis subsystem also employing the pointing device, are combined to determine what component a user wants to control and what control action is desired. In this multimodal integration scheme, the desired action concerning an electronic component is decomposed into a command and a referent pair. The referent can be identified using the pointing device to identify the component by pointing at the component or an object associated with it, by using speech recognition, or both. The command may be specified by pressing a button on the pointing device, by a gesture performed with the pointing device, by a speech recognition event, or by any combination of these inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Wilson
  • Patent number: 11027822
    Abstract: Systems and methods for touchless operation of mechanical input devices are disclosed. In embodiments, a control system includes a mechanical input device, a RADAR sensor, and a controller in communication with the mechanical input device and the RADAR sensor. The RADAR sensor is in proximity to the mechanical input device and configured to track user hand and finger movements. The controller is configured to detect a gesture indicating a user action corresponding to a manipulation of the mechanical input device based on the user hand and finger movements tracked by the RADAR sensor. The controller is further configured to generate a control signal based upon the user action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Sangram Keshari Swain
  • Patent number: 11029762
    Abstract: A system and method for using an augmented reality interface to adjust the results from a dimensioning system are disclosed. The augmented reality interface allows users to easily correct dimensioning errors, improve dimensioning results, and guide dimensioning analysis. In one embodiment, the user may adjust/select the results via hand gesturing/positioning within the system's field of view. In another embodiment, the user may use virtual tools, enabled by hand gesturing/positioning, to adjust the results. In still another embodiment, the user may shine a light into the system's field of view to adjust the results. The augmented reality interface embraced by the present invention provides the user with an easier, more-intuitive means for interacting with dimensioning system results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Doornenbal, Jeffrey Mark Hunt, Sanjaya Bandaragoda
  • Patent number: 11029753
    Abstract: A human computer interaction system and a human computer interaction method are provided. The human computer interaction system includes a first sensor, a second sensor and a processor. The processor obtains first motion sensing data of the first operating portion from the first sensor, obtains second motion sensing data of the second operating portion from the second sensor different from the first operating portion, and determines an event according to both the first motion sensing data and the second motion sensing data. Accordingly, a hybrid motion tracking method for multiple operating portion of the user is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: XRSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yen-Hung Lin, Chieh-Kai Wang, Shih-Hao Ke, Wei-Chi Yen
  • Patent number: 11029733
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module including a first area and a second area, a support plate on a back surface of the display module and including a first support portion supporting the first area of the display module and a plurality of support bars supporting the second area, a case receiving the display module and the support plate and configured to control a size of an opening, exposing the display module, by a sliding operation, and a support unit coupled to the case and movable along the display module in the sliding operation to support the plurality of support bars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jeena Lee
  • Patent number: 11023036
    Abstract: In some examples, a virtual surface presented by an artificial reality (AR) system may be a virtual drawing surface in an artificial reality environment, with which users may interact using a physical peripheral device. For example, the AR system may enable a user to draw or write on a surface of the peripheral device and may simultaneously, i.e., along with the user inputs, render virtual markings corresponding to the user inputs on a virtual drawing surface locked to the surface of the peripheral device. In some cases, the AR system enables the user to “transfer” the virtual markings rendered on the surface of the peripheral device (e.g., a virtual drawing) to another virtual drawing surface (e.g., to a planar or other surface in the artificial reality environment).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Charlene Mary Atlas, Chad Austin Bramwell, Mark Terrano, Caryn Vainio
  • Patent number: 11025187
    Abstract: A method of generating motor driving signal includes: obtaining acceleration segment signal for driving motor to start vibrating, constant segment signal for achieving low-frequency vibration tactile effect of the motor, and attenuating segment signal for decreasing vibration quantity of the motor in low frequency manner, frequency of constant segment signal and of attenuating segment signal being smaller than frequency of acceleration segment signal; splicing the acceleration segment signal with the constant segment signal, and reserving idle period with no signal output therebetween to obtain first motor driving signal; adjusting parameter of constant segment signal of first motor driving signal according to vibration feeling requirement, and splicing attenuating segment signal after the adjusted first motor driving signal to obtain second motor driving signal; and adjusting parameter of attenuating segment signal of second motor driving signal, and determining second motor driving signal with highest braki
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Technologies Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hanlin Deng, Xiang Lu, Yajun Zheng, Xiuyue Wang
  • Patent number: 11023038
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device and a control method that can eliminate the need for an operation merely for line-of-sight detection calibration and can perform line-of-sight detection calibration in a normal user operation. An information processing device including a recognition unit to recognize a position of a target of gaze following a user operation, a line-of-sight detection unit to detect a line-of-sight position of a user during the user operation, and a line-of-sight detection adjustment unit to perform an adjustment to line-of-sight detection performed by the line-of-sight detection unit on the basis of the recognized position of the target of gaze and the line-of-sight position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryouhei Yasuda, Takuro Noda
  • Patent number: 11025761
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mobile terminal capable of indicating the position of a force sensor arranged inside a side case using the shape of a non-conductive mold disposed between conductive members to sense pressure. For the mobile terminal, a user input unit and an antenna may be arranged to overlap each other, and a bump and a recess may be formed using a non-conductive mold that is easy to process. Accordingly, uniformity of appearance may be maintained without forming a bump and a recess on the conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hongjo Shim, Sunwon Yoo, Jungwhan Kim, Hyunwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11023040
    Abstract: Techniques for interacting with a first computing device based on gaze information are described. In an example, the first computing device captures a gaze direction of a first user of the first computing device by using an eye tracking device. The first computing device determines if the gaze direction of the first user is directed to a first display. Further, the first computing device receives information regarding if a gaze direction of a second user is directed to a second display. If the gaze direction of the first user is directed to the first display and the gaze direction of the second user is directed to the second display, the first computing device continuously updates content on the first display. If the gaze direction of the second user is not directed to the second display, the first computing device pauses the content on the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Tobii AB
    Inventors: Daniel Ricknäs, Erland George-Svahn, Rebecka Lannsjö, Andrew Ratcliff, Regimantas Vegele, Geoffrey Cooper, Niklas Blomqvist
  • Patent number: 11026340
    Abstract: A passenger protection control device for effectively preventing an infiltration of water into the interior of a case without the use of a sealant includes: a printed circuit board; a connector; and a case that accommodates such that, while a connection end surface with a wire harness of the connector is exposed, the printed circuit board is isolated from the outside. The case is formed by: a box shaped cover in which the periphery of a ceiling wall is enclosed by side walls and a floor surface is opened; and a rear cover that plugs the floor surface of the cover. The connector is installed in an opening provided in the side wall of the cover. The rear cover has a first standing wall projecting so as to face a connector in the portion of the cover in which the connector is installed. The first standing wall of the rear cover has a planar region in a head top part. The planar region has an inclined surface having a falling gradient facing outwardly from the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: VEONEER SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Shuichi Bessho, Kentaro Akiyama, Aki Wada, Kouhei Torii
  • Patent number: 11023053
    Abstract: Aspects discussed herein are directed to ergonomic pointing device systems. In one example, a pointing device system includes an elongate base member, a sleeve disposed to fit over at least a portion of the elongate base member, the sleeve configured to rotate about the elongate base member in a first direction and slide about the elongate base member in a second direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction, where the sleeve includes a pattern on a surface thereof, and a sensor disposed within the elongate base member and positioned to detect at least one of a rotational movement of the sleeve relative to the sensor and an axial movement of the sleeve relative to the sensor based at least in part on a variation of the pattern within a field of view of the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CONTOUR INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Steven Wang, HanNing Lu, ChengCai Tan, Changjun Zhao, Marco Vito Maria Laurenzano
  • Patent number: 11025980
    Abstract: A user terminal apparatus is provided. The user terminal apparatus for performing a remote control function for an electronic apparatus includes a communication unit configured to communicate with an electronic apparatus for providing a text input user interface (UI), an input unit configured to receive a user command for input of a specific text on the text input UI, a fingerprint scanner provided in the input unit and configured to recognize a user fingerprint, and a controller configured to recognize a user fingerprint according to the user command and to transmit information corresponding to the recognized user fingerprint to the electronic apparatus in response to the electronic apparatus entering a preset text input mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: In-ji Kim, Sang-on Choi, Byung-seok Soh, Mi-ra Yu, Ho-june Yoo, Eun-seok Choi
  • Patent number: 11022972
    Abstract: One embodiment is a navigation system for an aircraft including a positioning system to generate information related to a position of the aircraft, a group of cameras mounted to a body of the aircraft, each camera of the group of cameras to simultaneously capture images of a portion of an environment that surrounds the aircraft, and a processing component coupled to the positioning system and the group of cameras, the processing component to determine a current position of the aircraft based on the information related to the position of the aircraft and the images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: BELL TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Maurice D. Griffin, Aaron M. Hitchcock
  • Patent number: 11026153
    Abstract: The present application is at least directed to a beacon device including a non-transitory memory with instructions stored thereon for communicating with an endpoint device in an environment. The apparatus also includes a processor, operably coupled to the non-transitory memory, configured to execute the instructions of determining, via global positioning system (GPS), coordinates of the beacon device in the environment. The processor is also configured to execute the instructions of storing the coordinates in the non-transitory memory. The processor is further configured to execute the instructions of disabling the GPS. The processor is even further configured to execute the instructions of broadcasting, to the endpoint device, information including a beacon ID and the stored coordinates via an encrypted message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Parameshwaran Krishnan, Krishan Sabnani
  • Patent number: 11020656
    Abstract: A tactile simulation system according to the present invention configured to be used by a subject watching a motion picture. The tactile simulation system comprises a handgrip section, a recoil section, and a controller. The handgrip section configured to generate one or more vibration experienced by the subject holding the handgrip section. The recoil section generates one or more recoil simulation. The recoil section is removably attached to the handgrip section. Further, the controller is operably connected to the handgrip section and the recoil section. The controller is configured to operate the handgrip section and the recoil section based on the motion picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Joshua Roehrig
  • Patent number: 11016575
    Abstract: A computing device can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a display operatively coupled to the processor; and an input tool that mounts to a side of the display, where the input tool includes an axis and a wheel rotatable about the axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Perelli, Cuong Huy Truong
  • Patent number: 11016299
    Abstract: A computer-readable storage medium having stored therein a program for causing a control device to execute receiving an instruction for changing a setting value of a wearable device and changing the setting value with a change width based on a difference between a current setting value and a maximum setting value or a change width based on a difference between a current setting value and a minimum setting value in response to the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kuwabara
  • Patent number: 11016714
    Abstract: A multi-screen splicing structure has a plurality of display devices. Each display device includes a display panel, a plurality of transceivers, a wireless communications module, and a control circuit. Each transceiver has a transmitting component and a receiving component. The control circuit is coupled to the display panel, the transceivers and the wireless communications module, and is used to turn on the wireless communications module when the control circuit determines that another display device is approaching based on a status of signals received by the receiving components of the transceivers to enable the wireless communications module performing wireless communications with a wireless communications module of another display device. The control circuit may also control an orientation of an image relative to the display panel according to the status of signals received by the receiving components of the transceivers of the display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: BENQ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin-Jui Chi, Ta-Wei Liu, Pei-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 11017571
    Abstract: The system is configured to generate a display of a tagging interface. The tagging interface may include a stitching selector. In response to a user selection of (1) a destination element that includes a first name identifier, (2) a source element that includes at least one of the plurality of pixels such that at least one of the plurality of pixels corresponding to longitude-time points comprising a second name identifier, and (3) the stitching selector, the system can be configured to indicate that the source element comprises the first name identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ExoAnalytic Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Lee Hendrix, William Alexander Therien
  • Patent number: 11016565
    Abstract: Triggering a state change includes displaying a first version of a series of frames based on a first setup configuration, obtaining a second setup configuration for the series of frames, in response to obtaining a second setup configuration, monitoring for a change in an eye status, and in response to detecting a change in the eye status, displaying a second version of the series of frames based on the second setup configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sebastian Knorr, Daniel Kurz
  • Patent number: 11016322
    Abstract: A method for attaching display panel comprises: preparing a frame-shaped body comprising a first rod-like member and two second rod-like members, the two second rod-like members being substantially parallel to each other and crossing the first rod-like member; bonding the first rod-like member and the two second rod-like members to a given plane surface or a given curved surface; and moving a display panel having a width to be supported between the two second rod-like members from one of the ends of two second rod-like members towards the first rod-like member along a first surface of the two second rod-like members and a second surface of the two second rod-like members, the first surface and the second surface facing each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Sakai Display Products Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 11016657
    Abstract: An electronic device is described that displays and enables interaction with custom user interface (“UI”) elements. The electronic device may include a display, an actuatable button, and controls enabling user selection of individual custom UI elements. The device may determine a category of custom UI elements to display based on geolocation data, previous interactions with custom UI elements, user preferences, or other information, and may display a custom UI elements from the category. When the button is actuated, the electronic device causes an action associated with the displayed custom UI element to be performed. The electronic device may additionally display details regarding the action to be performed, status information regarding a previously performed action, or other related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole Dare, Marc Hensley, Paul Warren Smart
  • Patent number: 11018420
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel displaying an image, a transparent antenna substrate arranged on one surface of the display panel and having transparency, a first conductive film having a mesh shape and arranged on a surface of the transparent antenna substrate opposite to the display panel, and a second conductive film having a mesh shape and arranged on a surface of the transparent antenna substrate facing the display panel. The first conductive film includes an antenna body portion having a thin film pattern and insulated from a surrounding portion by a slit, and the antenna body portion constitutes a transparent antenna performing wireless communication with an external communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takenori Maruyama, Kazutoshi Kida, Shinji Yamagishi, Jean Mugiraneza, Takuma Yamamoto, Yukio Mizuno, Yasuhiro Sugita, Hiroshi Fukushima, Hidetsugu Kawamori
  • Patent number: 11013998
    Abstract: A system that acquires, from a terminal device, log data related to progress of the game generated by the terminal device; creates the video based on the log data; generates metadata related to progress of the game based on the log data; associates the metadata with the video; and outputs the video and associated metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11015960
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an optical encoder for an electronic device. The optical encoder comprises an elongated shaft having an encoding pattern made up of axial markings and radial markings. The encoding pattern may be disposed around a circumference of the elongated shaft. The optical encoder also includes an optical sensor. In embodiments, the optical sensor includes an emitter and a photodiode array. The emitter causes light to shine on the encoding pattern. The encoding pattern reflects the light back to the photodiode array and the photodiode array determines movement of the shaft based on the reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Fletcher R. Rothkopf, Prashanth S. Holenarsipur, Colin M. Ely
  • Patent number: 11016569
    Abstract: A method performed by a wearable device to provide feedback includes detecting a user motion; determining, based on the detected user motion, a body part to which a feedback signal is to be transmitted; generating the feedback signal; and outputting the feedback signal, wherein the feedback signal is an electrical signal to stimulate muscles of the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-dek An, Seo-young Yoon, Moon-sik Jeong, Bo-seok Moon, Young-eun Lee
  • Patent number: 11016559
    Abstract: A terminal display device which a user wears on a user's head displays on a display unit an information object to be overlapped with a field of view of the user, detects a motion of the terminal display device, and stores a pattern of a motion of the terminal display device and an operation content of the information object that is displayed in association with each other. An information type management memory unit stores information related to a display mode of each of the information objects. A display control unit determines an operation content of the terminal display device based on the motion that is detected and an association between the motion pattern and the operation content, specifies the information object disposed at a predetermined position of the display unit, and performs an operation specified with the determined operation content on the specified information object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Fujiwara, Yoshihiro Machida, Yoshiho Seo, Tatsuya Ishitobi
  • Patent number: 11011141
    Abstract: The present application relates to the field of computer technologies, and in particular, to a method for controlling display of a screen of a mobile terminal, and a mobile terminal. In the method for controlling the display of the screen of the mobile terminal, the mobile terminal can detect whether a beam emitted by a recognition apparatus arrives. When the mobile terminal detects that a beam arrives, the mobile terminal can determine whether the detected beam is in an inclined state. Once the mobile terminal detects that the beam is in the inclined state, the mobile terminal can adjust a display direction of interface content on a screen of the mobile terminal based on the inclined state of the beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lindong Liu
  • Patent number: 11006896
    Abstract: Systems and methods for monitoring food intake include an air pressure sensor for detecting ear canal deformation, according to some implementations. For example, the air pressure sensor detects a change in air pressure in the ear canal resulting from mandible movement. Other implementations include systems and methods for monitoring food intake that include a temporalis muscle activity sensor for detecting temporalis muscle activity, wherein at least a portion of the temporalis muscle activity sensor is coupled adjacent a temple portion of eyeglasses and disposed between the temple tip and the frame end piece. The temporalis muscle activity sensor may include an accelerometer, for example, for detecting movement of the temple portion due to mandibular movement from chewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama
    Inventors: Edward Sazonov, Muhammad Farooq
  • Patent number: 11009952
    Abstract: A method for analyzing electroencephalogram (EEG) signals is disclosed. Information associated with two or more options is presented to a user. EEG signals from a sensor coupled to the user are received contemporaneously to the user receiving information associated with the two or more options. The EEG signals are processed in real time to determine which one of the options was selected by the user. In response to determining which one of the options was selected by the user, an action from one or more possible actions associated with the information presented to the user is selected. An output associated with the selected action is then generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Sarah Ann Laszlo, Gabriella Levine, Joseph Hollis Sargent, Phillip Yee
  • Patent number: 11007027
    Abstract: A surgical robotic user input apparatus has a fiber optic cable with a handheld user input device attached at one end, and a connector attached at another end. Multiple intrinsic sensors, such as fiber Bragg grating sensors, are in the fiber optic cable. The intrinsic sensors are used to detect a pose of the handheld user input device. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: VERB SURGICAL INC.
    Inventors: Bernhard A. Fuerst, Berk Gonenc, Dennis Moses, Pablo E. Garcia Kilroy
  • Patent number: 11010972
    Abstract: In a system for determining intent of a detected virtual contact between a user and a virtual object in a virtual reality environment, contact maybe detected between a designated selection device, manipulated by the user, and the virtual object. It may then be determined whether or not the detected contact between the designated selection device and the virtual object is intention. Determination of whether or not the detected contact is intentional may be based on at least one of an approach direction of the virtual contact with the virtual object, an approach velocity of the virtual contact with the virtual object, or an approach acceleration of the virtual contact with the virtual object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jon Wiley, Manuel Christian Clement
  • Patent number: 11009534
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to water leakage detection. Data obtained by a smart electricity meter during a predefined time period is collected, where the smart electricity meter is associated with a water-consuming unit. Usages of certain electric appliances in the water-consuming unit during the predefined time period are determined based on the collected data. The electricity consumption of those appliances is correlated to water consumption. The legitimate water consumption of the water-consuming unit during the predefined time period is then determined based on the usages of the electric appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xing Xing Di, Kai Guo, Peng Tang, Chen Tian, Jian Wang, Chi Xu, Yu Yuan
  • Patent number: 11009698
    Abstract: A system and method for providing gaze-based user interface for an augmented and mixed reality device, is disclosed. The system comprises a plurality of sensors, modules stored in a memory and executable by processors. The sensors are configured to track gaze direction and head motion of a user. A display module is configured to display a virtual menu comprising interactive contents and a cursor for selecting interactive contents. A gaze and head motion detector module is configured to receive an input representing a gaze direction and head motion of the user from the sensors to determine a target point on the virtual display. A mapping module is configured to map the target point with the interactive content on the virtual display. An output module is configured to execute functions of the mapped interactive content. The present invention utilizes plurality of sensor data to manipulate an interactive content at high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventor: Nick Cherukuri
  • Patent number: 11012677
    Abstract: Systems having rolling shutter sensors with a plurality of sensor rows are configured for compensating for rolling shutter artifacts that result from different sensor rows in the plurality of sensor rows outputting sensor data at different times. The systems compensate for the rolling shutter artifacts by identifying readout timepoints for the plurality of sensor rows of the rolling shutter sensor while the rolling shutter sensor captures an image of an environment and identifying readout poses each readout timepoint, as well as obtaining a depth map based on the image. The depth map includes a plurality of different rows of depth data that correspond to the different sensor rows. The system further compensates for the rolling shutter artifacts by generating a 3D representation of the environment while unprojecting the rows of depth data into 3D space using the readout poses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bleyer, Christopher Douglas Edmonds, Raymond Kirk Price
  • Patent number: 11010981
    Abstract: Augmented reality-based user authentication for automatic teller machines is disclosed. Embodiments include a system with one or more memory devices storing instructions. The system may further include one or more processors configured to execute the instructions and to receive an authentication request from a user of an ATM. In some embodiments, the processor may retrieve, from the one or more memory devices, an augmented reality password specific to a user, the password comprising an augmented reality object. In other embodiments, the processor may identify a personal user device configured to receive the password, and personalize the password, based on information previously configured by the user. In yet other embodiments, the processor may be configured to present the augmented reality object via a display on the personal user device, and to determine, based on input provided by a user to the augmented reality object, whether to approve the authentication request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Goodsitt, Austin Walters, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 11003307
    Abstract: An artificial reality system is described that renders, presents, and controls user interface elements within an artificial reality environment, and performs actions in response to one or more detected gestures of the user. The artificial reality system includes an image capture device, a head-mounted display (HMD), a user interface (UI) engine, and a rendering engine. The image capture device is configured to capture image data representative of a physical environment. The HMD is configured to output artificial reality content including a representation of a wrist. The rendering engine configured to render a user interface (UI) element. The gesture detector configured to identify a gesture that includes a gripping motion of two or more digits of a hand to form a gripping configuration at the location of the UI element, and a pulling motion away from the wrist while in the gripping configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Ravasz, Jasper Stevens, Adam Tibor Varga, Etienne Pinchon, Simon Charles Tickner, Jennifer Lynn Spurlock, Kyle Eric Sorge-Toomey, Robert Ellis, Barrett Fox
  • Patent number: 11003259
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: accepting, at an input surface, pen input; determining, using a processor of an electronic device, a modifier key characteristic of the pen input; and executing, using the processor, a modifier key function associated with the pen input. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Grigori Zaitsev, Russell Speight VanBlon, Joshua Neil Novak, Jianbang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11004330
    Abstract: A method carried out in a system including an active stylus and a sensor controller includes: transmitting, by the sensor controller, an uplink signal including a first partial signal and a second partial signal; and receiving, by the active stylus, the uplink signal. The transmitting includes transmitting the first partial signal by direct spreading using a first spread code and transmitting the second partial signal by direct spreading using a second spread code, wherein the second spread code is different from the first spread code and has a chip time length that is identical to a chip time length of the first spread code. The receiving includes, while the active stylus is synchronized with the uplink signal, detecting the first partial signal using the first spread code and subsequently detecting the second partial signal using the second spread code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadao Yamamoto, Hideyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 11004392
    Abstract: A method for driving a display device includes stopping a display operation of a display based on a presence or absence of a signal indicating an off operation of a main power switch of the display. The method further includes applying a recovery voltage across a gate and source of a driving transistor in the display based on a threshold voltage shift of the driving transistor. The threshold voltage shift is determined during a stopped state of the display operation of the display. The stopped state of the display operation of the display occurs prior to starting the display operation of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: JOLED INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hayashi, Shinya Ono
  • Patent number: 11000952
    Abstract: A more endearing robot includes an operation unit that causes the robot to operate, a viewing direction determiner that determines whether a viewing direction of a predetermined target is toward the robot or not, and an operation controller that controls the operation unit based on a result of determination by the viewing direction determiner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi Nakagome, Takashi Yamaya, Keisuke Shimada