Display Peripheral Interface Input Device Patents (Class 345/156)
  • Patent number: 10261597
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire device information on a plurality of connected input terminals, and a selection unit configured to determine an importance degree of the input terminals based on information concerning detection units of the input terminals included in the device information to select the input terminal to be used depending on the importance degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Inamoto, Sadakazu Nagao, Katsutoshi Ishiwata, Daisuke Ogata
  • Patent number: 10261589
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus may include a control unit to control a user interface based on a determination of (i) a change in position of a user and (ii) a state of the user, by detecting at least one information signal input to the apparatus from outside of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Yusuke Sakai
  • Patent number: 10262182
    Abstract: An electronic device with a display and a fingerprint sensor displays a fingerprint enrollment interface and detects, on the fingerprint sensor, a plurality of finger gestures performed with a finger. The device collects fingerprint information from the plurality of finger gestures performed with the finger. After collecting the fingerprint information, the device determines whether the collected fingerprint information is sufficient to enroll a fingerprint of the finger. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device enrolls the fingerprint of the finger with the device. When the collected fingerprint information for the finger is not sufficient to enroll the fingerprint of the finger, the device displays a message in the fingerprint enrollment interface prompting a user to perform one or more additional finger gestures on the fingerprint sensor with the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Byron Han, Matthew E. Shepherd, Imran Chaudhri, Gregory N. Christie, Patrick L. Coffman, Craig M. Federighi, Matthew H. Gamble, Brittany D. Paine, Brendan J. Langoulant, Craig A. Marciniak, Donald W. Pitschel, Daniel O. Schimpf, Andrew R. Whalley, Christopher R. Whitney, Jonathan R. Dascola, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10262449
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a bio-information obtaining unit configured to obtain bio-information of a subject; a kinetic-information obtaining unit configured to obtain kinetic information of the subject; and a control unit configured to determine an expression or movement of an avatar on the basis of the bio-information obtained by the bio-information obtaining unit and the kinetic information obtained by the kinetic-information obtaining unit and to perform a control operation so that the avatar with the determined expression or movement is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akane Sano, Masamichi Asukai, Taiji Ito, Yoichiro Sako
  • Patent number: 10261671
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal, capable of controlling a head mounted display (HMD), and a method for controlling the same. The mobile terminal capable of controlling the HMD includes an interface unit capable of allowing for a wired connection with the head mounted display, and a controller capable of detecting an eye motion of a user wearing the head mounted display using a sensing unit provided in the head mounted display, and controlling a display unit of the head mounted display by a preset method when the eye motion corresponds to a preset motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Cheongha Park, Goeun Joo
  • Patent number: 10264211
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for determining an image resource allocation for displaying content within a display area. An image or data capture device associated with a display device may capture an image of a space associated with the user or capture data related to other objects in the space. The viewing distance between the user and the display area (e.g., the display device) may be monitored and processed to determine and/or adjust the image resource allocation for content displayed within the display area. User movement, including eye movement, may also be monitored and processed to determine and/or adjust the image resource allocation for content displayed within the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Alan Leech, Nicholas Adam Pinckernell, Edward David Monnerat, Chris Robinson, Derek Johnson
  • Patent number: 10258290
    Abstract: A method of processing a biosignal includes estimating a time period from a time-domain biosignal, converting a biosignal corresponding to a time interval based on the time period to a frequency-domain signal, performing signal processing to remove a distortion component from the frequency-domain signal, and converting a processed frequency-domain signal obtained through the signal processing to a time-domain signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang Soon Park, Ui Kun Kwon, Sang-joon Kim, Seungkeun Yoon, Jaechun Lee, Changmok Choi
  • Patent number: 10262203
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to a device and method for controlling iris recognition parameters in an electronic device. Here, the electronic device may comprise a processor for: identifying an iris recognition environment using an image sensor module for acquiring an image, a light emitting module for emitting an infrared ray, and input information of the electronic device; modifying at least one iris recognition parameter on the basis of the iris recognition environment; emitting an infrared ray through the light emitting module on the basis of the modified iris recognition parameter; and performing iris recognition using an image acquired by the image sensor module. Various other embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woon-Tahk Sung, Young-Kwon Yoon, Taek-Seong Jeong, Moon-Soo Kim, Tae-Ho Kim, Ki-Huk Lee
  • Patent number: 10261575
    Abstract: Different methods and systems for a new-era electronic book are disclosed. In one embodiment, the content of the book can be presented by an electronic presentation device. The device includes a display to present the content to a user; a sensor to sense the user; and a processor. The processor can become aware of an attribute of the user, and change a portion of the content of the electronic book to be presented accordingly. In one embodiment, the attribute is a behavior of the user. In another embodiment, the attribute can be a location of the user, or a social network of the user. The book can include a story and a non-story theme. The story theme can convey a concept, and the non-story theme can include scenes, scripts and/or props. The portion changed can be the story or the non-story theme, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Peter P. Tong
  • Patent number: 10261646
    Abstract: A method and system for distinguishing between sources of simultaneous touch events on a touch sensitive device with row conductors and column conductors, the path of each of the row conductors crossing the path of each of the column conductors. Orthogonal signals are simultaneously transmitted on a respective one of the rows. Each column is processed to determine strength of each of the orthogonal signals present thereon. Simultaneous touch locations are associated with a discrete source based on the presence of body-transmitted cross-talk therebetween, as reflected by the determined signal strength corresponding to the touch locations. Alternatively or additionally, a user-coupled signal generator generating another orthogonal signal provides a user-unique signal to the receivers. The signal strength of the user-unique signal is used to associate one or more touch locations with the user coupled to the user-coupled signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventor: Daniel Wigdor
  • Patent number: 10261585
    Abstract: A haptic device in an electronic device includes a feedback surface, one or more actuators, and a connection member connected between the feedback surface and each actuator. At least one actuator produces an attracting or repelling force that creates movement in the connection member and the feedback surface. An acoustic and a haptic output of the haptic device can be adjusted at least in part by producing an out of plane movement in the feedback surface, by changing a cross-sectional area of at least a portion of the connection member, by changing dynamically one or more biasing supports disposed below the feedback surface, and/or by changing at least one waveform characteristic of a haptic input signal received by at least one actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Bard, Curtis P. Wiederhold
  • Patent number: 10261631
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including a touch sensing unit, and an input unit provided on the touch sensing unit, and including a cover substrate having an input pattern. The touch sensing unit includes a substrate including an active area having a plurality of unit cells, and a sensing line provided on the active area of the substrate to perform a sensing operation through a time domain measuring scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Young Lee, Tae Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10261581
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) may comprise: a sensor unit configured to measure the movement of a user wearing the HMD; a display unit configured to display an image; and a control unit configured to calculate the user's sightline direction from a measurement value from the sensor unit and, when the user's sightline direction satisfies a preset condition, control elements of the image other than the viewpoint using the user's sightline as a input signal. When the user's sightline direction satisfies the preset condition, the HMD controls the image, which is displayed on the HMD, using the user's sightline as an input signal, thereby performing event processing and the like without any separate controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FXGEAR INC.
    Inventors: Sung Wu Kim, Kwang Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10261593
    Abstract: A hand of a user may be detected in free space, where a plurality of surface points are determined and include a center area surface point and at least two surface points of the plurality of surface points located on a periphery of the surface of the hand. A curve extending through the plurality of surface points may be determined based on a position of a curvature. The plurality of surface points are processed to determine if the plurality of surface points of the detected hand are arranged in at least one of a substantially concave area relative to the sensor, and/or a substantially convex area relative to the sensor. The detected hand may be identified as a palm or back of the hand based on the processing of the plurality of surface points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Christian Tendyck, Wolfgang Theimer, Gordon Larson
  • Patent number: 10254877
    Abstract: A touch panel apparatus for measuring biosignals and a method of measuring the biosignals by using the touch panel apparatus, are provided. The touch panel apparatus includes a first electrode array configured to detect touch input signals, a second electrode array configured to be coupled to the first electrode array based on driving power, a controller configured to determine an operation mode of the touch panel apparatus as either a manipulation mode configured to manipulate a screen of the touch panel apparatus or a measuring mode configured to measure the biosignals, based on the detected touch input signals, and a mode converter configured to connect the second electrode array to a source of the driving power in response to the controller determining the operation mode as the manipulation mode, and connect the second electrode array to ground in response to the controller determining the operation mode as the measuring mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sunkwon Kim, Jaemin Kang, Yongjoo Kwon, Younho Kim, Sangyun Park
  • Patent number: 10254907
    Abstract: A display device with an input function is provided with a display panel, a touch sensor arranged overlapping the display panel, and an electromagnetic shield arranged overlapping the display panel, the display panel, the touch sensor, and the electromagnetic shield have flexibility, the display panel includes a substrate having flexibility, a functional circuit layer arranged on the first surface of the substrate, and a display element layer provided in a location facing the first surface via the functional circuit layer, the touch sensor includes a plurality of electrostatic capacitance type sensor electrodes arranged in a location facing the functional circuit layer via the display element layer, the electromagnetic shield is arranged in a location further outside than the touch sensor from the rolled axis or the folded axis of the substrate when the functional circuit layer and the display element layer are rolled or folded inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventor: Takayuki Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 10251715
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods for positioning an end effector or remote center of a manipulator arm by floating a first set of joints within a null-perpendicular joint velocity sub-space and providing a desired state or movement of a proximal portion of a manipulator arm concurrent with end effector positioning by driving a second set of joints within a null-space orthogonal to the null-perpendicular space. Methods include floating a first set of joints within a null-perpendicular space to allow manual positioning of one or both of a remote center or end effector position within a work space and driving a second set of joints according to an auxiliary movement calculated within a null-space according to a desired state or movement of the manipulator arm during the floating of the joints. Various configurations for devices and systems utilizing such methods are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Arjang M. Hourtash, Nitish Swarup
  • Patent number: 10255219
    Abstract: An apparatus (301) for communication according to a Universal Serial Bus, USB, specification, comprising: a first USB device (301) and a second USB device (306) for connecting operatively to a first USB host and a second USB host, respectively; an audio interface stage (320) configured to interface with an audio component such as a headset; and audio controller (316). The audio controller (316) is configured with: a first channel (327), channeling audio signals between the first USB device and the audio interface stage (320), and a second channel (328), channeling audio signals between the second USB device and the audio interface stage (320); wherein the audio controller (316) automatically switches between the first channel (327) and the second channel (328) while giving priority to audio signals on the first channel over audio signals on the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: GN AUDIO A/S
    Inventor: René Elbæk Jensen
  • Patent number: 10252173
    Abstract: An adapter for use in a video game controller includes a housing having a shape adapted to be securely placed in a compartment or attached to the controller; a console port adapted to interface with a game console for transmitting game information and actions to the game console; a controller port adapted to interface with the controller to receive game functions from the controller; at least one game actuator; and a function control module operatively connected to the console port, the controller port and the at least one game actuator mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Ken Dornbusch, Darren Ali
  • Patent number: 10255658
    Abstract: A method includes defining a virtual space including a virtual camera; an operation object; and a target object. The method includes detecting a position of a head-mounted device and a position of a part of a body other than a head. The method includes moving the virtual camera in accordance with movement of the head-mounted device. The method includes moving the operation object in accordance with movement of the part of the body. The method includes selecting the target object in accordance with movement of the operation object. Selecting the target object includes correcting a direction or a position of the target object based on a positional relationship between the operation object and the target object; and associating the target object, the corrected direction or the corrected position, with the operation object. The method includes moving the target object in accordance with movement of the operation object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: COLOPL, INC.
    Inventors: Yuki Kono, Ippei Kondo, Takeshi Kada
  • Patent number: 10254952
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: receiving, at a user device, user input corresponding to handwritten text to be recognized using a recognition engine; and receiving, at the user device, a representation of the handwritten text. The representation includes the handwritten text parsed into individual handwritten characters. The method further includes: displaying, on a display of the user device, the handwritten characters using a first indicator; receiving, at the user device, an identification of a text character recognized as one of the handwritten characters; displaying, on the display, the text character; and adjusting, at the user device, the one of the handwritten characters from being displayed using the first indicator to using a second indicator in response to the received identification. The first and second indicators are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Franz Josef Och, Thomas Deselaers, Daniel Martin Keysers, Henry Allan Rowley
  • Patent number: 10257378
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a positioning module and a handheld scanner using the same. The positioning module includes a base, a rotation support member, a shaft body, a wheel, a first sensor, and a second sensor. The rotation support member is pivoted to the base and rotates relative to the base about the first axis. The shaft body and the wheel are pivotally contacted to the main body and in constant contact with each other. When the wheel is rotated about a second axis due to a frictional force, the main body displace linearly and the shaft body is driven to rotate. Since the second axis is offset by the first axis, the rotation support member is driven to rotate at an angular displacement synchronously. The first and second sensors detect the shaft body and the main body to obtain the linear and angular displacements for positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TECO IMAGE SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming-Chieh Chung
  • Patent number: 10254870
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device comprises a touch sensor panel configured to detect an object touching the touch sensor panel and a plurality of force sensors coupled to the touch sensor panel and configured to detect an amount of force with which the object touches the touch sensor panel. A processor is coupled to the plurality of force sensors, the processor configured to: measure a first value from a first force sensor of the plurality of force sensors; measure a second value from a second force sensor of the plurality of force sensors, different from the first force sensor; and determine a motion characteristic of the electronic device based on the first value and the second value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Vinay Chawda, Vikrham Gowreesunker, Alex Bijamov
  • Patent number: 10256656
    Abstract: A system and method may be used for controlling a device charging on a wireless charger. A method may include disabling, in response to determining that the device is currently charging on the wireless charger, haptic feedback at the device, determining whether the device is in a night mode or a day mode, in response to determining that the device is in the night mode and currently charging on the wireless charger, disabling notifications of the device, and enabling, in response to determining that the device is in the day mode, the haptic feedback and the notifications when the device has been removed from the wireless charger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Anna-Marie Mansour, Kahyun Kim, Andrea Tortoriello
  • Patent number: 10254948
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive display can detect a contact with the display, and in response to detecting the contact, the device can display a user interface screen representing a corresponding application. The user interface screen can include an affordance for launching the application, and a set of information obtained from the application, where the set of information is updated in accordance with data from the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Wan Si Wan, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Alan C. Dye, Craig M. Federighi, Christopher Patrick Foss, Jonathan P. Ive, Stephen O. Lemay, Kevin Lynch, Natalia Maric, Gregory Novick, Jeff Williams, Christopher Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10257404
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for communicating between a primary audio video device and other audio video devices comprising: detecting orientation and position of the primary audio video device; detecting a distance between the primary audio video device and a primary subject in focus on the primary audio video device; locating other networkable audio video devices for communication; receiving subject data for a real time video of a subject from one or more of the located networkable audio video devices; determining from subject data which networkable audio video devices are near the primary subject; determining one or more primary subject audio video devices for use in recording audio for a video; and synchronizing determined one or more primary subject audio video devices for recording audio when one or more of the audio video devices is recording video of the primary subject.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew S. Feltham, Elizabeth J. Maple
  • Patent number: 10255328
    Abstract: Techniques for location source ranking for determining device location are described. A location source generally refers to a source of position information (e.g., GPS coordinates, latitude and longitude, street addresses, and so forth) that can be used to determine a geographical location of a device. According to one or more embodiments, location sources and/or combinations of location sources can be ranked based on various criteria. Thus, when a location is requested for a particular device, a highest ranking available location source or combination of location sources can be selected to determine a location of the device. Location source rankings, for instance, can be maintained on a client device and/or via a remote location-related service. According to various embodiments, a location of a device can be determined to enable emergency assistance to be provided at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer A. Hassan, Neil A. Deason, Carl S. Olivier, Roy D. Kuntz
  • Patent number: 10254829
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus capable of estimating the inclination of a head with a unit which is different from a unit like an acceleration sensor which directly detects the inclination of a housing and reflecting the inclination in the display is provided. The electronic apparatus includes an imaging device for detecting movement of an eyeball, a sight line detection device for detecting movement of a sight line on the basis of data obtained with the imaging device, an arithmetic device for performing an operation on display data based on the movement of the sight line, and a display device for performing display based on the display data. The electronic apparatus can estimate the inclination of a head with a unit which is different from a unit which is different from a unit like an acceleration sensor which directly detects the inclination of a housing and reflect the inclination in display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Miyaguchi
  • Patent number: 10257558
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for constructing and indexing a database with joint profiles for persons viewed by multiple wearable apparatuses. In one implementation, a system for updating profile information based on data collected by a wearable apparatus may include a database storing a plurality of profiles and at least one processing device. The at least one processing device may be programmed to obtain identification information associated with a person detected in one or more images captured by a wearable image sensor included in the wearable apparatus; obtain, from the wearable apparatus, auxiliary information associated with the detected person; identify, in the database, a profile associated with the detected person based on the identification information; and update the identified profile based on the auxiliary information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: OrCam Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonatan Wexler, Amnon Shashua
  • Patent number: 10248818
    Abstract: A conductive pattern reading device and method, and an interactive platform. The reading device comprises a sensing circuit board and a medium printed with conductive patterns. The medium is provided with one or more conductive sensing regions, wherein the conductive patterns are printed in corresponding conductive sensing regions. The sensing circuit board comprises one or more conductive sensing blocks corresponding to the conductive sensing regions and further comprises a sensing chip used for sensing and measuring capacitance values of the various conductive sensing blocks. The sensing chip is connected to the various conductive sensing blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Leo Paper Bags Manufacturing (1982) Limited
    Inventors: Cannie Lam, Daniel Yeung
  • Patent number: 10251040
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a housing, a communication circuit configured to perform short range communication with a mobile device by using a first communication channel and perform wireless communication with an external output device by using a second communication channel and a control circuit configured to, when the mobile device is located on or in close proximity to the housing, obtain content that is being output by the mobile device through the first communication channel and transmit the obtained content to the external output device through the second communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyun Mi Park, Do Hyoung Kim, Tae Youn Kim, Hee Seon So, Ka Won Cheon
  • Patent number: 10248207
    Abstract: A system is provided for generating variable haptic feedback. The system comprises a first haptic feedback device configured to generate haptic feedback according to a received output signal, an input device configured to receive instructions from a remote source, the instructions comprising a haptic feedback output identifier, and a memory device for storing a plurality of haptic feedback profiles, the haptic feedback profiles defining unique haptic feedback patterns characterized at least by a duration and intensity of feedback to be generated by the first haptic feedback device, and said haptic feedback profiles being associated with a haptic feedback output identifier. The system also includes a processor configured to generate and transmit an output signal to the first haptic feedback device according to a haptic feedback profile associated with a received haptic feedback output identifier, said output signal comprising a haptic feedback pattern defined by said haptic feedback profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: James R. Dillon, Jr., Todd McPherson
  • Patent number: 10251241
    Abstract: Techniques and architecture are disclosed for gesture-based control techniques for lighting systems. In some cases, the lighting system may include a camera and/or other suitable componentry to interpret gestures made by a user for controlling light output. In some such cases, the gesture performed and/or the location of the gesture may determine how the light output is controlled. In some cases, the gestures may be performed by moving a mobile computing device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or dedicated light controller device. In some such cases, sensors included in or otherwise operatively coupled to the computing device (gravitational sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopic sensors, etc.) may be used to detect the movement of the device and the related gestures. The gestures may be used to navigate a user interface that allows a user to control light output by adjusting different attributes of the light output, such as light intensity and color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Allen Olsen, Jeremy Spaulding, Mervyn Anthony, Alan Sarkisian
  • Patent number: 10248225
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a shell including a top shell, a circuit board, at least one electrical switch electrically equipped on the circuit board, a key holder disposed to the shell, and at least one elastic element. The key holder includes at least one key corresponding to the at least one electrical switch. The at least one key has a touch element. The at least one key is capable of selectively triggering the at least one electrical switch by virtue of the touch element moving downward to contact and moving upward to break away from the at least one electrical switch. The at least one elastic element is fastened to a rear end of the at least one key. The elastic element elastically abuts against at least one of the top shell and the at least one key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi Ming Tseng, Yu Hsiang Ting
  • Patent number: 10247542
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handheld measuring aid for use in a system having a station for determining the position and orientation of the measuring aid, the handheld measuring aid for surveying an object surface. The measuring aid has a body and visual markings disposed in a defined spatial relationship, forming a pattern, on the body in a marking region. In addition, the measuring aid has a connection for receiving a measuring, inspection or processing tool, wherein the connection has a joint, such that the tool is pivotable or rotatable in at least one direction. Furthermore, the connection or tool has a position encoder for determining the rotational position of the joint or tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG
    Inventor: Michael Lettau
  • Patent number: 10248188
    Abstract: A system and method for generating wireless signals from the physical movement of a person utilizing a movement detection mechanism attached to the person wherein the system allows a person to manipulate the generated wireless signals to selectively control digital responses which may be in the form of sensory-perceivable outputs such as sounds and/or visual effects, for example, through the person's physical movement. Movement sensors attached to the person (e.g., on one foot or both feet) communicate with other system components such as microprocessors, transmitters and/or tactile interface controls, for example, to wirelessly send signal pulses from a person to a computer or mobile device and allow the person wearing the sensors and/or another person to selectively control the dynamics of the digital responses so to create a unique sensory output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: James M. O'Neil, William Sack
  • Patent number: 10250645
    Abstract: A controlled-environment facility resident interface runs on top of, or as part of, an operating system of a controlled-environment facility resident communication and/or media device. Application programs (apps) available for use by a resident of the controlled-environment facility operating the device are presented on the device, via the interface. The interface may provide functionality to enable switching between apps by the resident, such as selectable open application program indicator(s) displayed on a screen of the device, and/or the interface may assign a function to device hardware button(s) to provide a mechanism for switching between apps. The app switching functionality may also resolve conflicts between apps for device resources and apply such resolutions as a result of the resident switching between apps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Smith, Joseph Higgs, Krishna Balantrapu, Maneshi Tuli
  • Patent number: 10248215
    Abstract: Embodiments of electronic wristwatches are disclosed. According to one embodiment, an electronic wristband can provide additional electrical circuitry or devices that can be made available for use as or with an electronic device. In one embodiment, the electronic device can be a mobile electronic device that can be removably coupled to the electronic wristband which provides the additional circuitry or devices. Advantageously, the electronic device can utilize the additional electrical circuitry or devices provided within the electronic wristband to augment the capabilities of the electronic device. In another embodiment, the electronic device can be integrally formed with the electronic wristband which provides the additional circuitry or devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Albert J. Golko, Mathias W. Schmidt, Felix Alvarez
  • Patent number: 10248217
    Abstract: The present invention provides a motion detecting system, which includes a light source module, a plurality of image sensors and a control unit. The light source module illuminates at least one object. The image sensors respectively detect the object under the light emitted by the light source module to generate a plurality of detection results. The control unit is coupled to the image sensors, and generates a control command according to the detection results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Ting-Yang Chang, Yen-Min Chang, Nien-Tse Chen
  • Patent number: 10248880
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system of processing original handwriting input, the system and method being capable of recognize a plurality of strokes provided on the input recognition interface, the method including: determining a stroke box around each stroke; determining overlap between the stroke boxes; correlating overlapping stroke boxes to one or more characters; providing a character box around each of the one or more characters; determining overlap between character boxes; correlating overlapping character boxes to one or more words; providing a word box around each of the one or more words; provide a word margin around each of the one or more word boxes; determining overlap between each word box to determine a line; wherein each of the characters, words, or lines can be individually selected and rearranged, the system automatically adjusting spacing or placement of surrounding elements to allow for the rearrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Boston Inventions, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel David Provencher
  • Patent number: 10248208
    Abstract: A tactile transmission device for transmitting a tactile sensation to a user's finger comprises: a ring-type body which is put on a finger; a moving member which is formed such that the moving member can move with respect to the body; and a plurality of wire-type actuators which are formed so as to come in contact with the moving member, wherein each of the wire-type actuators is a solid-state actuator which changes in length when energy is applied thereto, a force applied to the moving member as the plurality of wire-type actuators change in length causes the moving member to move with respect to the body, and a contact part formed in the moving member comes into contact with a user's finger according to a movement of the moving member, so as to transmit a tactile sensation to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Keehoon Kim, Donghyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10241618
    Abstract: A touchscreen display system that has a touchscreen display having an active area and an user-input area, a touchscreen controller and an auxiliary controller. The active area and the user-input area are connected to the touchscreen controller and to the auxiliary controller, where a part of the active area has at least one test area allocated for test operations. Instructions are provided to assert the test areas to states of validated touches, a response signal is provided relating to the coordinates corresponding to the validated touches, and the signal is compared with the initial instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BARCO NV
    Inventors: Jurgen Ooghe, Bart Cappaert
  • Patent number: 10241571
    Abstract: An input device includes a display unit for displaying, on a screen, at least one key having a display region and a recognition region, a gaze tracking unit for calculating a gaze position of a user on the screen, and an input unit for determining, when the gaze position exists inside a recognition region of a particular key from among the at least one key, that a corresponding character in a display region of the particular key has been inputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: VISUALCAMP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yun Chan Suk
  • Patent number: 10241504
    Abstract: Examples described herein involve a playback device with an enclosure including a first external surface where out-ward facing speakers of the playback device are positioned and a second external surface substantially orthogonal to the first external surface, an array of proximity sensors underlying the second external surface of the playback device; and an orientation sensor. The playback device receives data user input, the user input comprising a first physical contact at a first location on the array of proximity sensors followed by a second physical contact at a second location on the array of proximity sensors; and in response to receiving the data, causes a playback volume of the playback device to change. The playback volume increases if the orientation sensor indicates that the enclosure is in a first orientation and decrease if the orientation sensor indicates that the enclosure is in a second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Griffiths, Chris Bierbower, Matt Nelson, Paul Kafadar
  • Patent number: 10241543
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device having a flexible display device is disclosed. A request to retrieve information from a server over a wireless network is triggered based on flexing the flexible display device and other gestures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Harry Vartanian
  • Patent number: 10241626
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a detection unit for detecting a contact operation and a pressure of an operating object on a contact operation surface, a display switching unit for switching display on a display screen according to the pressure of the operating object detected by the detection unit, and an execution unit for performing a predetermined process, in a case a predetermined operation of the operating object on the contact operation surface is detected by the detection unit while the display on the display screen is being switched by the display switching unit, according to the predetermined operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyazawa, Tatsushi Nashida
  • Patent number: 10241587
    Abstract: A mixed-reality system for augmenting spatial sensor device readings comprises a first magnetic sensor device configured to transmit a magnetic field signal at a reduced rate relative to a previous transmission rate. The system also comprises a second magnetic sensor device configured to determine a measurement of the magnetic field signal. The measurement indicates a pose estimation of the first magnetic sensor device. Additionally, the system comprises a third spatial input device configured to acquire pose data of the first spatial input device through means other than the magnetic field signal. Further, the system comprises one or more processors configured to compute a pose of the first magnetic sensor device by at least augmenting the measurement of the magnetic field signal with the pose data acquired by the other spatial input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Francis Fullam, Lev Cherkashin, Steven James Velat
  • Patent number: 10241738
    Abstract: A communication system for a plurality of users in an emergency room or operating room environment, in particular for use in hospitals, efficiently assists communication in a complex environment. The communication system for a plurality of users of wearable capturing devices includes a circuit (identification circuit) including program logic arranged to identify, by a second wearable device, and capture a viewpoint of the first wearable device; a circuit (exchange circuit) includes program logic arranged to cause the first wearable device wearer to exchange the captured viewpoint with the second wearable device wearer; and a circuit (projecting circuit) includes program logic arranged to provide the exchanged viewpoint by the second wearable device as an exchanged viewpoint to the second wearable device wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Berent Willem Meerbeek, Jonathan David Mason, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Sanae Chraibi
  • Patent number: 10241592
    Abstract: An image projector device includes a projection optical unit through which an image is projected and displayed, a recognition unit that recognizes a user's action related to processing of the image, and a control unit that generates and/or edits a drawing image based on the user's action recognized by the recognition unit and projects and displays the drawing image being generated and/or edited as a projected, displayed image through the projection optical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Natori, Koichiro Ota
  • Patent number: 10244313
    Abstract: A wearable computer is configured to use beamforming techniques to isolate a user's speech from extraneous audio signals occurring within a physical environment. A microphone array of the wearable computer may generate audio signal data from an utterance from a user's mouth. A motion sensor(s) of the wearable computer may generate motion data from movement of the wearable computer. This motion data may be used to determine a direction vector pointing from the wearable computer to the user's mouth, and a beampattern may be defined that has a beampattern direction in substantial alignment with the determined direction vector to focus the microphone array on the user's mouth for speech isolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Cornelius O'Neill, Amit Singh Chhetri, Philip Ryan Hilmes, Ramya Gopalan