Display Peripheral Interface Input Device Patents (Class 345/156)
  • Patent number: 9842250
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for authenticating a user of a computing device. The system comprises one or more memory devices storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to provide, to a computing device associated with a user, an indication of a prescribed authentication parameter. The system also receives image data including an image of the user of the computing device captured using an image sensor of the computing device. The system determines an identity of the user based on an analysis of the received image data, determines whether the received image data includes a feature corresponding to the prescribed authentication parameter, and authenticates the user based at least in part on whether the received image data includes the feature corresponding to the prescribed authentication parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Colin Robert MacDonald
  • Patent number: 9841885
    Abstract: A user interface apparatus includes a first display unit that is configured to display a plurality of first items, a wheel input unit that is positioned proximate a first side of the first display unit, a button input unit that is positioned within a circumference of the wheel input unit, and a second display unit that is positioned within the circumference of the wheel input unit. The wheel input unit is rotatable and is configured to, based upon being rotated, output a scroll command to scroll the plurality of first items. The button input unit is configured to, based upon being pressed, output a selection command to select a first item from the plurality of first items. The second display unit is configured to display the selected first item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jeonghwa Yang, Youjin Lee, Wookjun Chung
  • Patent number: 9841292
    Abstract: The display device of a portable device is configured to operate in at least a first physical orientation and a second physical orientation. Instructions, when executed on one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to detect a first transition from the first physical orientation of the display device to the second physical orientation of the display device, detect a second transition from the second physical orientation of the display device to the first physical orientation of the display device, and, in response to the second transition, select a presentation format for displaying geographic content via the display device in the first physical orientation, based at least in part on a prior presentation format according to which the geographic content was presented via the display device prior to the first transition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Darren Delaye, Su Chuin Leong
  • Patent number: 9841895
    Abstract: In one example, a method may include outputting, by a computing device and for display, a graphical keyboard comprising a plurality of keys, and receiving an indication of a gesture. The method may include determining an alignment score that is based at least in part on a word prefix and an alignment point traversed by the gesture. The method may include determining at least one alternative character that is based at least in part on a misspelling that includes at least a portion of the word prefix. The method may include determining an alternative alignment score based at least in part on the alternative character; and outputting, by the computing device and for display, based at least in part on the alternative alignment score, a candidate word based at least in part on the alternative character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yu Ouyang, Shumin Zhai
  • Patent number: 9835644
    Abstract: There is provided a method of determining an estimate of the velocity of a device in a horizontal or vertical direction, the method comprising obtaining measurements of the acceleration acting on the device in three dimensions; using a first filter and the obtained measurements to estimate acceleration due to gravity; estimating the acceleration acting in a horizontal or vertical direction due to motion of the device using the estimated acceleration due to gravity; integrating the estimate of the acceleration acting in said direction due to motion of the device to give an estimate of velocity in said direction; and using a second filter to remove offset and/or drift from the velocity to give a filtered velocity; wherein at least one of the first filter and second filter is a non-linear filter. An apparatus configured to operate according to the above method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Warner Rudolph Theophile Ten Kate
  • Patent number: 9836472
    Abstract: In one embodiment, non-transitory computer-readable medium stores instructions for implementing tagged management of stored items, wherein an embodiment can receive an input indicating the selection of a graphical representation of a file in the GUI of an operating system, and can also receive an input indicating the intent to attach a tag to the file. The system can perform an automatic search through the metadata of files associated with the user and the user account to find the set of files having the tag, responsive to the request to display the set of files. Having located the set of files, an operation can be performed to display the set of files having the requested tag, regardless of the storage location of the files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Pavel Cisler, Yan Arrouye, Laurent Baumann, Loic Vandereyken, John Hornkvist, Ali Ozer
  • Patent number: 9836128
    Abstract: A method of providing information related to an object is provided. The method includes sensing a gesture related to the object located in a certain area via a first device, obtaining content related to the object according to the sensed gesture, and transmitting the obtained content to a second device that is connected with the first device in a network, wherein the content is output via the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-jin Eun, Choon-kyoung Moon, Da-hye Park, Sang-il Lee, Ka-won Cheon
  • Patent number: 9833907
    Abstract: Example implementations may relate to a computing device configured to operate a robotic system. In particular, the device receives input data that is generated by a hand-holdable controller including a knob, where the knob includes touch sensors arranged to detect touch on surfaces of the knob. Based on the input data, the device detects that the controller is within a first threshold distance from a first component of the robotic system and responsively operates the first component of the robotic system based on the input data. The device then receives subsequent input data that is generated by the controller. Based on the subsequent input data, the device subsequently detects that the controller is within a second threshold distance from a second component of the robotic system and responsively operates the second component of the robotic system based on the subsequent input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Linnell, Anthony Sean Jules
  • Patent number: 9833706
    Abstract: A touch panel detects a point in one of a plurality of unit areas at which an input was made, the unit areas being arranged in a matrix in an instruction plane. A game apparatus repeatedly acquires detection coordinates for locating a unit area detected by a pointing device. Also, the game apparatus repeatedly calculates, in response to the acquisition of the detection coordinates, detailed coordinates by which a point can be represented with accuracy in more detail than by the detection coordinates. The detailed coordinates indicate a point in the direction of a unit area indicated by previously acquired detection coordinates, as viewed from a predetermined reference point within a unit area indicated by currently acquired detection coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Keizo Ohta
  • Patent number: 9836214
    Abstract: When it is discriminated by an input-means determining unit that an input to display unit is a first input by a pen, a function of an application allocated in advance to an area on a screen of the application specified by an input coordinate of first input means determined by an input-position determining unit is executed on the basis of the first input. When it is discriminated that the input to the display unit is a second input by a finger, the execution of the function of the application allocated in advance on the screen of the application is prohibited and a predetermined function not allocated to the area on the screen of the application is executed on the basis of the second input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kenta Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 9839057
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for exchanging information between electronic devices, and an electronic device. The method includes at a first electronic device: determining that a request for exchanging information from a second electronic device is valid, after receiving the request; acquiring an information area with respect to the request, and selecting area data corresponding to the information area; and after or at the same time of the selection of the area data, establishing a communication connection with the second electronic device, and transmitting the area data over the communication connection. After coming into contact with the second electronic device, the electronic device equipped with the touch screen, as the first electronic device, may establish and perform data transmission with the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Xiaobing Guo
  • Patent number: 9833713
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides an information processing apparatus configured to be capable of communicating data with another information processing apparatus present within a prescribed range. The information processing apparatus includes a transmission and reception portion configured to receive information for communication from another information processing apparatus. The information for communication includes position information relating to an information processing apparatus which is a source of transmission of the information for communication. The information processing apparatus further includes a display portion. A display control module is configured to perform display processing based on a first distance calculated based on the position information relating to the information processing apparatus which is the source of transmission of the information for communication and position information relating to an apparatus including the display control module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryutaro Takahashi, Eisaku Nakae, Masaki Wada, Yoshio Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9833697
    Abstract: Systems, electronic devices, and methods provide haptic sensations as a function of eye gaze. A system may include a detector configured to determine a direction of an eye gaze of a user of the system, a processor configured to generate signal representative of a haptic effect based on the direction of the eye gaze, and a haptic output device configured to receive the signal from the processor and output the haptic effect to the user. A method for providing a haptic effect to a user of a system may include determining a direction of an eye gaze of the user of the system, generating a haptic effect based on the direction of the eye gaze, and outputting the haptic effect to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Danny A. Grant, Vincent Levesque
  • Patent number: 9833703
    Abstract: A thermoelectric device (TED) is coupled to a portable game controller such that the TED can be used in coordination with video game events to heat or cool the game controller to add realism. Or, the TED can be used to transform heat from a player's body into electricity to charge the battery of the game controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: William J. Clay, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9836644
    Abstract: Provided an information processing device including ail image acquisition configured to acquire a captured image, a change detection unit configured to detect a change in a state of a subject in a network service recognized from the captured image, and a depiction change unit configured to change a depiction of the subject shown in the captured image in a case where the change detection unit detects the change in the state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maki Mori, Shunichi Kasahara, Osamu Shigeta, Seiji Suzuki, Ryo Fukazawa
  • Patent number: 9836130
    Abstract: A hand/finger image detector (112) detects a hand/finger image presenting a hand or finger of an operator from a frame image captured by a camera. An operation region specifier (113) specifies an operation region from a field of view of the camera based on the position or size of the hand/finger image in the entire frame image A region map maker (114) maps the specified operation region on a display region. Then, an operation input signal creator (115) detects change in the position, size, or shape of the hand/finger image in the mapped operation region, and creates and outputs an operation input signal based on the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: NextEDGE Technology K.K.
    Inventor: Taisuke Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 9836221
    Abstract: Control systems and methods are provided. The systems and methods include a field programmable gate array (FPGA) in which a plurality of functional processing units (FPUs) are formed, and one or memories having a plurality of memory locations. An input signal is received from a sensor and is processed in at least some of the FPUs. The FPUs can be reused one or more times during the processing of a single input signal. The system can also receive a control signal as an additional input. In response to the inputs, an output signal is generated. The output signal can be used to control an actuator. In accordance with further embodiments, the operation of the FPUs can be reconfigured by storing different operating parameter values in memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
    Inventor: Scott E. Edfors
  • Patent number: 9830003
    Abstract: Ring button devices and systems are disclosed herein. In one example, an electronic stylus is provided. The stylus includes a shaft, a circuit positioned within the shaft, a ring button positioned around an axis of the shaft, and a ring button sensor positioned within the shaft and connected to the circuit. The ring button is configured to contact the ring button sensor to activate a function of the stylus or a function of an electronic device in communication with the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Large, Kurt A. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9829909
    Abstract: Inside a stick base, a variable resistor and a magnet brake are attached to a turnable first bridge. An A/D converter adapted to convert an analog value corresponding to a turning angle, which is obtained from the variable resistor, to a digital value, and a controller adapted to drive the magnet brake when a signal from the A/D converter is given and coincides with a predetermined value are provided. On the basis of data retained in a memory, current is applied to a coil of the magnet brake. Doing so makes it possible to electrically change operational feeling when turning a stick.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KURIMOTO, LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Yamaguchi, Shuichi Akaiwa
  • Patent number: 9829974
    Abstract: A method for controlling triggering of a human-computer interaction operation and an apparatus are provided according to the embodiments of the disclosure. The method includes: acquiring images shot by a shooting device, and displaying the acquired images on a display screen in a blurring manner; detecting a difference between acquired images in each frame, recognizing a designated outline on the image according to the difference between acquired images in each frame, and calculating a location of the recognized designated outline on the display screen; and determining, in real time, whether the designated outline at the location on the display screen intersects with a designated area displayed on the display screen, and triggering an operation corresponding to the designated area if the designated outline at the location on the display screen intersects with the designated area displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Bin Zhou, Sen Sheng
  • Patent number: 9829931
    Abstract: A head-mounted display is worn on the head of the user, and allows the user to observe a display image, the head-mounted display including a display section that displays the display image, and a control section that performs a control process that controls the timing at which the display image is displayed on the display section. The control section performs the control process that causes a display period and a non-display period to repeat alternately, and sets one display period to be equal to or less than 600 ms, the display period being a period in which the display image is displayed on the display section, and the non-display period being a period in which the display image is not displayed on the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Sugihara, Seiji Tatsuta, Teruo Tomita
  • Patent number: 9830015
    Abstract: System and processes for transmitting orthogonal frequencies on a touch sensor are provided. In one example process, the rows of the sensor panel can have signals transmitted thereon having orthogonal frequencies. The orthogonal frequencies can be separated by a frequency spacing (?f) that is at least the reciprocal of a measurement period ? (e.g., an integration time) of the touch sensor. Touch events cause and correspond to signals on the columns, which can be received by a receive system including appropriate amplifiers. The orthogonal frequencies can be detected by the receiver with a Fourier Transform or filter bank. Separate digitization and signal processing can be implemented for every column. The receiver can measure the quantity of each of the orthogonal transmitted signals present on each column, identifying the rows in touch with each column and may also provide additional (e.g., qualitative) information concerning the touch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventors: Daniel Wigdor, Darren Leigh
  • Patent number: 9830894
    Abstract: Finger-tracking systems and methods for virtual instruments playback. The described system tracks the position of user's ten fingers on a projection surface and can be used to play virtual instruments such as virtual piano, drums, and bells. The system tracks the movement of user's ten fingers while keeping them free of encumbrance or excessive postural constraints. More specifically, in one or more embodiments, a coded light based projector is used to send out location signal onto a flat surface, and ten light sensors are mounted on user's fingers to receive these signals and locate user's fingers. Based on their locations and relative distance to a fixed point, a printed music instrument can be used for virtual instrument music playback. With the described tracking system, various embodiments of virtual music instruments may be implemented, including a system and method for virtual piano playing as well as virtual Chinese bell playing on printed keyboard and printed Chinese bell set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shang Ma, Qiong Liu
  • Patent number: 9830023
    Abstract: A projector includes a projection unit, an external I/F, an image I/F, a connection detecting unit, a manipulation detecting unit, and an instruction information generation unit. The connection detecting unit detects connection in the external I/F and the image I/F. The manipulation detecting unit causes the projection unit to project a detecting image when connection is detected and detects a manipulation performed with respect to the detecting image. The instruction information generation unit executes processing which is based on the detected manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ichieda
  • Patent number: 9829972
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: receiving data relating to a focus of user gaze; associating, using a processor, the focus of user gaze with at least one predetermined area within a document displayed in a display device; and responsive to the associating, automatically updating a document status based on the focus of user gaze. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Vincent Charles Conzola, Daniel Jordan Schantz
  • Patent number: 9829706
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes a notification unit, a display controller, and a receiver. The notification unit is configured to notify an external apparatus of an operation event being input. The display controller is configured to, after the external apparatus is notified of the operation event, apply animation processing to a first image displayed on a display of a wearable device, during the time when the external apparatus is generating an image based on the operation event or when the external apparatus is sending the generated image. The receiver is configured to be capable of receiving a second image sent from the external apparatus, the second image being the image generated by the external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Hirotaka Ishikawa, Yasuki Kanema, Satoshi Akagawa
  • Patent number: 9832368
    Abstract: A camera invocation gesture to access a first camera on a mobile device is received by the mobile device. Responsive to receiving the camera invocation gesture, a second camera on the mobile device is utilized to ascertain a context associated with whether a user likely intends to take a picture. If the mobile device ascertains that the user likely intends to take a picture, the mobile device can be placed in an operational picture mode in which pictures can be or can continue to be taken and saved on the mobile device. If the mobile device ascertains, from the context associated with the second camera, that the user likely does not intend to take a picture, then any pictures that are or were taken can be saved and the user can be prompted as to whether they wish to delete the pictures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Mayank Gupta
  • Patent number: 9829971
    Abstract: Methods and systems to facilitate eye tracking control are provided. A user input is received at a computing device. Point of regard information associated with a user of the computing device is determined while the user input is being received. The point of regard information indicates a location on a display of the computing device at which the user is looking. An operation associated with a display object identified based on the point of regard information is performed when receipt of the user input is determined to have terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier San Agustin Lopez, Sebastian Sztuk, Martin Henrik Tall
  • Patent number: 9829559
    Abstract: Systems an methods are provided that disclose providing a positioning service for devices based on light received from one or more light sources. This light based positioning service uses light information transmitted by each light source to determine the position of the device. The positioning information can include three dimension position information in a building that can then be used to deliver services and information to a mobile device. The content delivered to a mobile device can include multimedia, text, audio, and/or pictorial information. The positioning information along with other location or positioning information can be used in providing augmented reality or location aware services. The light sources can be independent beacons that broadcast information in visible light at a rate that is undetectable by the human eye. Content can be retrieved from a server over a communications connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ABL IP HOLDING LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Ganick, Daniel Ryan
  • Patent number: 9829983
    Abstract: A mobile system may comprise a three-dimensional (3D) image sensor on a first surface of the mobile system configured to perform a first sensing to detect proximity of a subject and a second sensing to recognize a gesture of the subject by acquiring distance information for the subject; and/or a display device on the first surface of the mobile system to display results of the first sensing and the second sensing. A mobile system may comprise a light source unit; a plurality of depth pixels; and/or a plurality of color pixels. The light source unit, the plurality of depth pixels, or the plurality of color pixels may be activated based on an operation mode of the mobile system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronic Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon-Dong Park, Won-Joo Kim, Young-Gu Jin, Dong-Wook Kwon, Kyung-Il Kim, Min-Ho Kim, Gi-Sang Lee, Sang-Bo Lee, Jin-Kyung Lee, Jin-Wuk Choi
  • Patent number: 9829989
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that relate to processing three-dimensional user input. One example provides a method of processing user input in a three-dimensional coordinate system, comprising receiving a user input of an origin reset for the three-dimensional coordinate system, responsive to receiving the user input of the origin reset, resetting an origin of the three-dimensional coordinate system, receiving three-dimensional user input in the three-dimensional coordinate system, while the origin remains set, measuring at least one three-dimensional displacement of the three-dimensional user input relative to the origin, and causing movement of a user interface element displayed in a user interface, the movement based on the at least one measured three-dimensional displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael David McGrath, Jonathan Ross Hoof
  • Patent number: 9830030
    Abstract: A touch control device comprises a flexible touch panel, a sensor and a controller. The flexible touch panel receives a touch input. The sensor detects a bending of the flexible touch panel. The controller drives the flexible touch panel with a load drive capability setting and adjusts the load drive capability setting according to the bending of the flexible touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Tsu-Chiang Chang, Chien-Ju Lee, Kai-Ming Chang, Heng-Yin Chen, Yu-Sheng Tsai
  • Patent number: 9829999
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for operating a portable device based on an accelerometer are described. According to one embodiment of the invention, an accelerometer attached to a portable device detects a movement of the portable device. In response, a machine executable code is executed within the portable device to perform one or more predetermined user configurable operations. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul J. Wehrenberg, Aaron Leiba, Richard C. Williams, David R. Falkenburg, Louis G. Gerbarg, Ray L. Chang
  • Patent number: 9829975
    Abstract: A gaze-controlled interface system for enabling a user to interact with an electronic visual work presented on an electronic display screen. The system has an electronic display screen configured to present the electronic visual work and an eye gaze tracker configured to sense the user's gaze position on the display screen and generate representative gaze signal. A processor receives and processes the gaze signal to enable the user to interact with the electronic visual work based on gaze.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Auckland Uniservices Limited
    Inventors: Gerald Artur Norbert Weber, Christof Lutteroth, Abdul Moiz Penkar
  • Patent number: 9829969
    Abstract: A method for determining a bent state of an electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes a detecting device and a flexible screen. The method includes obtaining at least one parameter value, the at least one parameter value being obtained by the detecting device in the case that the flexible screen is bent; and determining a bent state of the flexible screen based on the at least one parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignees: Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd., Lenovo (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guang Yang, Qian Zhao, Ke Shang, Quan Niu
  • Patent number: 9826626
    Abstract: A display device includes a first support frame including a first slant surface having a slant angle, a second support frame including a second slant surface symmetrical with and having a same structure as the first slant surface, a display panel on the first and second support frames, and a connection member connecting the first and second support frames to be rotatable around a rotational axis defined by the connection member, wherein the first and second slant surfaces are in areas of upper surfaces of the first and second support frames, respectively, and wherein first areas of the first and second support frames have a larger thickness than second areas of the first and second support frames, respectively, the first areas being adjacent to first sides of the first and second slant surfaces, and the second areas being adjacent to second sides of the first and second slant surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mansik Myeong, Seong Sik Ahn, Sungsik Yun, Sung Chul Choi
  • Patent number: 9824485
    Abstract: Presenting a view based on a virtual viewpoint in a three dimensional (3D) scene. The 3D scene may be presented by at least one display, which includes displaying at least one stereoscopic image of the 3D scene by the display(s). The 3D scene may be presented according to a first viewpoint. A virtual viewpoint may be determined within the 3D scene that is different than the first viewpoint. The view of the 3D scene may be presented on the display(s) according to the virtual viewpoint and/or the first view point. The presentation of the view of the 3D scene is performed concurrently with presenting the 3D scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Vesely, Alan S. Gray
  • Patent number: 9823890
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods, systems and storage media associated with modification of non-active bezels on touchscreens of portable computing devices, such as tablet computers are described herein. A tablet computer with a touchscreen may incorporate a bezel that may provide a non-active area where a user may grip or otherwise touch the tablet computer without activation of the touchscreen. The bezel may surround, or otherwise form an edge of, an active area of the touchscreen. The bezel may be a virtual bezel that is displayed on the touchscreen, or may be a mechanical bezel that covers or otherwise limits access to the touchscreen. The tablet computer may modify the size and/or shape of the bezel based after detecting interactions by a user with the device that indicate a desire to change the shape and/or size of the active area of the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hannah Rebecca Lewbel
  • Patent number: 9823742
    Abstract: User gaze information, which may include a user line of sight, user point of focus, or an area that a user is not looking at, is determined from user body, head, eye and iris positioning. The user gaze information is used to select a context and interaction set for the user. The interaction sets may include grammars for a speech recognition system, movements for a gesture recognition system, physiological states for a user health parameter detection system, or other possible inputs. When a user focuses on a selected object or area, an interaction set associated with that object or area is activated and used to interpret user inputs. Interaction sets may also be selected based upon areas that a user is not viewing. Multiple devices can share gaze information so that a device does not require its own gaze detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Crystal Lee Parker, Mark Louis Wilson O'Hanlon, Andrew Lovitt, Jason Ryan Farmer
  • Patent number: 9823778
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for controlling a touch device, including steps of detecting an enabled instruction for an assistance mode of the touch device; enabling the assistance mode when the enabled instruction for the assistance mode has been detected and displaying a preconfigured assistance mode operation interface on the touch device; and receiving an operational instruction generated when the assistance mode operation interface is operated via a physical button on the touch device and executing an operation response event corresponding to the operational instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiang Feng, Yun Qiu, Xing Wei, Zhenglong Zhu
  • Patent number: 9823780
    Abstract: A touch operation detection apparatus includes a touch pad that has an operation surface touchable by an operator's body, and has a plurality of electrostatic sensors incorporated therein each of which detects electrostatic capacitance that is variable according to a touch on the operation surface; a number-of-touched-point determination part that determines whether there are a plurality of touched points at which touches are made on the operation surface of the touch pad based on signals from the electrostatic sensors; and a sensitivity adjustment execution part that executes a sensitivity adjustment concerning the touch on the operation surface of the touch pad when the number-of-touched-point determination part determines that there are the plurality of touched points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shoji Kakinuma
  • Patent number: 9823796
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to a system comprising a touch sensor on polymer lens and methods for manufacturing such system. The system comprises at least one polymer lens and at least one touch sensor. The system further comprises at least one frame and a base coat. This disclosure also relates to an optoelectronic system comprising the touch sensor on polymer lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Hailiang Wang
  • Patent number: 9823735
    Abstract: A method for determining an information source from a plurality of information sources for display on smart glasses is disclosed In one embodiment, the method includes determining a spatial orientation of the smart glasses, determining from a plurality of criteria, which are respectively related to the spatial orientation of the smart glasses, a criterion which is fulfilled by the determined spatial orientation of the smart glasses, assigning each of the plurality of criteria an information source from the plurality of information sources, and selecting the information source assigned to the determined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Spiessl, Felix Klanner, Martin Enders
  • Patent number: 9823751
    Abstract: Disclosed is wearable device including a sensor that detects a movement of a peripheral object, a display unit that displays a plurality of items and displaying a focus on at least one of the plurality of items, and a processor that controls the display unit to move the focus onto an item at a position corresponding to a moving direction of the peripheral object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Ho-chul Shin
  • Patent number: 9823743
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes an imager and an image displayer. The imager images a first image of a first state of an eyelid of a viewer. The image displayer includes a light emitter and an optical unit. The light emitter emits light including image information. The optical unit includes a combiner. The light is incident on the optical unit. The combiner causes at least a portion of the light to be incident on an eyeball of the viewer. The image displayer modifies an incident direction of the portion of the light on the eyeball based on the first image imaged by the imager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Aira Hotta, Akihisa Moriya, Takashi Sasaki, Haruhiko Okumura, Masahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 9817798
    Abstract: Information may be displayed on a mobile terminal by receiving information of a first Internet page, displaying the information on a first screen of a display, designating a first area of the first Internet page displayed on the first screen, and displaying the designated first area of the first Internet page on a second screen of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunjung Lee, Joowoo Lee, Kyunghye Seo
  • Patent number: 9817511
    Abstract: A mobile computing device and method performed by a mobile computing device are provided. The mobile computing device includes a touch screen display, a touch enabled border surface, and a processor. The processor is configured to generate image data representing a viewport of the device. The processor is configured to add a graphic representation of at least one user interface element to the image data. The processor is configured to determine a press intensity of a touch pressure applied by a user of the device to the touch screen display in a region where the graphic representation of the at least one user interface element is displayed. The processor is configured to determine a position of the hand of the user using the touch enabled border surface. The processor is configured to slide the viewport downwards based on the press intensity and the position of the hand of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francesco Brillante, Luca Lazzaro, Alessandro Scotti
  • Patent number: 9818029
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for Computer Aid Diagnosis (CAD) based on eye movement are provided. The apparatus includes a gaze area detector configured to detect, based on eye movement of a user, a gaze area on a medical image on which a region of interest (ROI) is detected, the gaze area being an area at which the user gazes for a period of time. The apparatus further includes an ROI redetector configured to detect another ROI on the gaze area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Yong Lee, Byung Kon Kang, Keun Joo Kwon, Yeong Kyeong Seong, Seung Woo Ryu
  • Patent number: 9817633
    Abstract: Upon detecting input of an instruction to change a display layout of a document on a display screen, display control of the document on the display screen is performed so that a character output as a voice by a voice output unit at the time of detection is displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tomonori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9817464
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of controlling a portable device using an electric pen, and a portable device thereof, and more particularly, to a method of controlling a portable device using an electric pen capable of controlling the portable device based on an interrupt event generated by a manipulation of the electric pen, and a portable device thereof. The method includes controlling a portable device using an electric pen, including sensing an interrupt event by manipulation of the electric pen positioned in a area within a sensible distance of the electric pen, sensing separation of the electric pen from the area within the sensible distance, and performing a control operation of the portable device in response to the separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seongmin Je, Jiyoon Park, Jaeyung Yeo, Seungeun Lee