Display Peripheral Interface Input Device Patents (Class 345/156)
  • Patent number: 11372446
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a foldable housing, a sensor module, a display, a processor operatively connected to the sensor module and the display, and memory operatively connected to the processor. The memory may store instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to determine a visual line of a user, based on obtaining direction information of the electronic device when the foldable housing is in a fully unfolded state; sense an angle between the first housing and the second housing when folding of the foldable housing is sensed via the sensor module; determine a direction of the first face of the display and a direction of the third face of the display; and determine at least one of a position or a size of a content displayed on the display, based on at least one of the visual line of the user, the direction of the first face, or the direction of the third face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Daehan Wi, Jongjin Kim, Jeongmin Park
  • Patent number: 11372533
    Abstract: There are provided a display method and a display device in a portable terminal, the display method including: in a predetermined display mode, detecting a first motion vector of the portable terminal; calculating a second motion vector of a page currently displayed on a screen of the portable terminal based on the first motion vector of the portable terminal; and controlling the page to move on the screen according to the calculated second motion vector. By adopting the display method and the display device in the portable terminal according to the exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, a page displayed on a screen of the portable terminal may be controlled to move through a motion sensing operation, thereby avoiding a touch operation for the screen during controlling the page to move.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Liang Han
  • Patent number: 11372517
    Abstract: A software robot is designed to carry out an activity (e.g., a mouse click, a text input, etc.) on a target element (e.g., a button, an input field, etc.) of a user interface. The robot is configured to automatically identify the target element at runtime according to a set of attributes of the target element specified in the source-code of the user interface. The robot's code specification includes an indicator of a selected fuzzy attribute and a numerical similarity threshold indicative of an acceptable degree of mismatch between design-time and runtime values of the respective fuzzy attribute. The robot is configured to identify the target element from a set of candidates which are sufficiently similar to it according to the specified degree of mismatch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: UiPath Inc.
    Inventor: Dan V. Munteanu
  • Patent number: 11372484
    Abstract: Method for determining a correct reproduction of a movement is disclosed. The method can include providing a first plane and a second plane, each defined by the first plane definition, corresponding to first and second time instants, respectively; providing a first pair of vectors by projecting a first orientation and a second orientation, corresponding to the first time instant, onto the first plane; providing a second pair of vectors by projecting the first orientation and the second orientation, corresponding to the second time instant, onto the second plane; computing first and second angles between the pair of vectors of the first and second pairs of vectors, respectively; and determining the correct reproduction of the movement if: the first angle is equal to or less than the start angle, and the second angle is equal to or greater than the end angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: SWORD HEALTH S.A.
    Inventors: André Branquinho Gomes, Ana Clara Ferreira Matos, Filipe Tavares Dos Santos, Luís Ungaro Pinto Coelho, Virgílio Antonio Ferro Bento
  • Patent number: 11369866
    Abstract: A positional tracking system for tracking a user includes: a plurality of tracking units to be worn by a user, a tracking unit identification unit operable to identify the plurality of tracking units, and a position identification unit operable to identify a position of a user in dependence upon the location of the plurality of tracking units, where each of the plurality of tracking units is operable to transmit a signal that may be used to locate that tracking unit, and wherein the transmitted signal comprises information identifying the transmitting tracking unit and its position and/or orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew William Walker
  • Patent number: 11366526
    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: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: James R. Dillon, Jr., Todd McPherson
  • Patent number: 11364433
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus having a processor to detect a gaming accessory stimulation associated with a programmable layer of a number of programmable layers. The processor identifies a substitute gaming accessory stimulation of the programmable layer of the number of programmable layers of the gaming accessory. The substitute gaming accessory stimulation of the programmable layer is associated with the gaming accessory stimulation of the programmable layer of the number of programmable layers, according to a user profile of a number of user profiles associated with a user account. Other predetermined associations of stimulations of the gaming accessory with other substitute accessory stimulations are recorded in other user profiles of the number of user profiles, and the substitute gaming accessory stimulation is provided to a computing device to manage a gaming software application. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jacob Wolff-Petersen, Tino Soelberg
  • Patent number: 11367189
    Abstract: A hierarchical deep-learning object detection framework provides a method for identifying objects of interest in high-resolution, high pixel count images, wherein the objects of interest comprise a relatively a small pixel count when compared to the overall image. The method uses first deep-learning model to analyze the high pixel count images, in whole or as a patchwork, at a lower resolution to identify objects, and a second deep-learning model to analyze the objects at a higher resolution to classify the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Daniel Clymer, Jonathan Cagan, Philip LeDuc
  • Patent number: 11366514
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to determining when the head position of a user viewing user interfaces in a computer-generated reality environment is not in a comfortable and/or ergonomic position and repositioning the displayed user interface so that the user will reposition her/his head to view the user interface at a more comfortable and/or ergonomic head position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron M. Burns
  • Patent number: 11360570
    Abstract: A method for hand pose identification in an automated system includes providing depth map data of a hand of a user to a first neural network trained to classify features corresponding to a joint angle of a wrist in the hand to generate a first plurality of activation features and performing a first search in a predetermined plurality of activation features stored in a database in the memory to identify a first plurality of hand pose parameters for the wrist associated with predetermined activation features in the database that are nearest neighbors to the first plurality of activation features. The method further includes generating a hand pose model corresponding to the hand of the user based on the first plurality of hand pose parameters and performing an operation in the automated system in response to input from the user based on the hand pose model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Ayan Sinha, Chiho Choi, Joon Hee Choi, Karthik Ramani
  • Patent number: 11360572
    Abstract: Program actions may be initiated after detection of a predefined gesture by a user with a real-world object. Users may interact with their physical environment in an augmented reality by detecting interactions with real objects using a combination of location and motion detection, material identification using wearable sensors, or both. Based on detected sensor data from user interaction with a real-world object, a predefined gesture may be identified and a program action associated with that target interaction for the real-world object may be executed. In some cases, the user experience may be enhanced by providing haptic feedback in response to tactile gestures and resulting events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: PCMS Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Levesque
  • Patent number: 11360558
    Abstract: A system may include finger devices. A touch sensor may be mounted in a finger device housing to gather input from an external object as the object moves along an exterior surface of the housing. The touch sensor may include capacitive sensor electrodes. Sensors such as force sensors, ultrasonic sensors, inertial measurement units, optical sensors, and other components may be used in gathering finger input from a user. Finger input from a user may be used to manipulate virtual objects in a mixed reality or virtual reality environment while a haptic output device in a finger device provides associated haptic output. A user may interact with real-world objects while computer-generated content is overlaid over some or all of the objects. Object rotations and other movements may be converted into input for a mixed reality or virtual reality system using force measurements or other sensors measurements made with the finger devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul X. Wang, Nicolai Georg, Benjamin R. Blachnitzky, Alhad A. Palkar, Minhazul Islam, Alex J. Lehmann, Madeleine S. Cordier, Joon-Sup Han, Hongcheng Sun, Sang E. Lee, Kevin Z. Lo, Lilli Ing-Marie Jonsson, Luis Deliz Centeno, Yuhao Pan, Stephen E. Dey, Paul N. DuMontelle, Jonathan C. Atler, Tianjia Sun, Jian Li, Chang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11361578
    Abstract: A method for detecting a biometric information includes providing a biometric sensor including a base substrate, a light emitting layer and a touch detection layer on the base substrate, an encapsulating cover on a side of the light emitting layer away from the base substrate, and a photo-sensing layer between the light emitting layer and the base substrate; determining a touch position of a touch by a touch sensing circuit; determining a scanning region based on the touch position; controlling the light emitting layer to form a scanning light source to scan the scanning region in a scanning pattern, the scanning region encompassing the touch position; determining a light intensity distribution of a reflected light reflected by the surface of the biometric sensor in touch with the skin of the user based on signals from the plurality of photosensors; and determining the biometric information based on the light intensity distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Changfeng Li, Haisheng Wang, Xiaochuan Chen, Lei Wang, Yingming Liu, Xueyou Cao, Yunke Qin
  • Patent number: 11360659
    Abstract: An electronic device, an input/output apparatus and an input/output method therefor are disclosed. The electronic device includes an input/output controller, a first projector component, a second projector component and a detector component. The input/output controller generates a first projection signal for an output interface and a second projection signal for an input interface. The first projector component projects the output interface according to the first projection signal. The second projector component projects the input interface according to the second projection signal. The detector component detects an input signal in the projected input interface, and transmits the detected input signal to the input/output controller as an input signal for the electronic device. By implementing input/output in a manner of projection, an input/output interface of a desired size is provided while the input/output apparatus of the electronic device is miniaturized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youting Zhang, Taofeng Xie, Kefeng Li, Haifeng Hu, Cui Chen
  • Patent number: 11360730
    Abstract: A modular display apparatus may include a docking station having a plurality of spaces; a plurality of back plates provided in the plurality of spaces; a plurality of power boards provided on the plurality of back plates, each power board of the plurality of power boards including an interface including a plurality of pins; a plurality of display apparatuses connected to the interfaces of the plurality of power boards and mounted in the plurality of spaces; and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Youngkook Kim, Jeongryeol Seo
  • Patent number: 11354397
    Abstract: Systems and methods for augmented reality authentication of a user are described, including authenticating a user by presenting the user with augmented reality authentication challenges, evaluating the user's response, and using the response to authenticate the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Taylor, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad, Jeremy Goodsitt, Austin Walters, Vincent Pham, Anh Truong
  • Patent number: 11351421
    Abstract: A computer implemented system provides a cruise control function, during a fitness equipment-based workout, to report a power output amount based on a cruise control set-point. The system includes a piece of fitness equipment, a control device, and a computing device. The fitness equipment produces an output corresponding to actual power produced on the fitness equipment. The control device transmits an indication of power being produced to the computing device as an input to a fitness training game. In a first operational state, the indication represents the actual amount of power being produced via operation of the fitness equipment by the user, but in a second operational state, the numerical indication is a virtual power amount corresponding to a cruise control set-point amount established via the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: EXERSCREEN INC.
    Inventor: James Richard Terrell, II
  • Patent number: 11353967
    Abstract: A pointing controller enables interaction with virtual objects in a virtual or augmented reality environment. The pointing controller comprises a form factor that enables it to be securely positioned in the user's fingers during a pointing gesture. The pointing controller tracks a pointing direction in three-dimensional space based on motion of the pointing controller. The pointing controller furthermore includes one or more control elements such as buttons or touch interfaces to enable additional interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: ARKH Litho Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel James Martin, Charles James Bruce
  • Patent number: 11350013
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a processor configured to obtain personal settings of an authenticated user, identify, among the obtained personal settings on a basis of reliability information including information regarding a reliable apparatus, savable personal settings, which are to be saved to an apparatus that has requested authentication of the user, generate, on a basis of a result of identification, determination information indicating the savable personal settings, which are to be saved to the apparatus that has requested the authentication of the user, and cause a first apparatus to save the savable personal settings obtained on a basis of the determination information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Yuji Ohashi
  • Patent number: 11350113
    Abstract: Systems and methods for gaze-driven recording of video are described. Some implementations may include accessing gaze data captured using one or more gaze-tracking sensors; applying a temporal filter to the gaze data to obtain a smoothed gaze estimate; determining a region of interest based on the smoothed gaze estimate, wherein the region of interest identifies a subset of a field of view; accessing a frame of video; recording a portion of the frame associated with the region of interest as an enhanced frame of video, wherein the portion of the frame corresponds to a smaller field of view than the frame; and storing, transmitting, or displaying the enhanced frame of video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Maneli Noorkami, Ranjit Desai
  • Patent number: 11349519
    Abstract: A case may include a compartment configured to contain at least one card. The compartment may be open on a first side. Some embodiments may include an ejector disposed at least partially in the compartment and configured to eject the at least one card through the first side. In some embodiments, the ejector may include a slider configured to slide in a first direction from a second side of the compartment opposite the first side of the compartment towards the first side of the compartment. In some embodiments, the ejector may include an expander configured to expand in a first direction from a second side of the compartment opposite the first side of the compartment towards the first side of the compartment. Some embodiments of the case may include a spring wall configured to compress the at least one card within the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Mossoba, Abdelkader M'Hamed Benkreira, Joshua Edwards
  • Patent number: 11349193
    Abstract: An information handling system to wirelessly transmit and receive data at an antenna includes a base metal chassis containing components of the information handling system, the base housing metal chassis including a C-cover and D-cover housing the components; a display chassis including an A-cover operatively coupled to the base metal chassis via a hinge; a vent cavity at an edge of the D-cover; a metal exhaust grill formed within the base metal chassis; an antenna element co-located within the vent cavity; and a ground current path forming an electric field trap via the metal exhaust grill to the D-cover of the base metal chassis in the thermal exhaust vent cavity to limit currents from resonating metal structures external to the vent cavity of the information handling system; and an antenna aperture to direct resonance with the antenna element out of the vent cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Suresh K. Ramasamy, Sumana Pallampati
  • Patent number: 11350469
    Abstract: A wireless speaker system for broadcast pairing multiple wireless speakers together. The wireless speakers are equipped with magnets and magnet sensors so that taping the speakers together, at a location with the magnets and sensors meet, causes a wireless speaker to enter into a broadcast pairing mode. The magnet and sensor in each wireless speaker can be a combined magnet and sensor, or magnet-sensor combo. The magnet and the sensor can be carried by a common carrier or mount. The combined magnet and sensor can comprise a central magnet surrounded by an annular array of magnet sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ZAGG INC
    Inventor: Christian Bao
  • Patent number: 11338849
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for analyzing and/or at least partially compensating steering wheel torsional vibrations, particularly during operation of a steering device in a vehicle, wherein at least one sensing signal is acquired and at least one interference characteristic variable which is correlated to the steering wheel torsional vibration is extracted from the sensing signal. It is proposed that during a monitoring time interval a change over time in the interference characteristic variable and a change over time in a wheel frequency which is correlated to a current wheel rotational speed characteristic variable is monitored and said changes are combined in order to analyze and/or to at least partially compensate steering wheel torsional vibrations to form a common evaluation dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Abele, Thomas Seibold
  • Patent number: 11340702
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for eye tracking in near-eye display devices. In some embodiments, an illuminator for eye tracking is provided. The illuminator includes a light source configured to be positioned within a field of view of an eye of a user; a first reflector configured to shadow the light source from a field of view of a camera; and a second reflector configured to receive light from the light source that is reflected by the eye of the user, and to direct the light toward the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robin Sharma, Andrew John Ouderkirk, Qi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11340861
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a microphone array configured to capture audio data, one or more sensors configured to detect an orientation of the microphone array, and digital signal processing (DSP) logic, and an interface. The DSP logic processes, based on the orientation of the microphone array detected by the one or more sensors, the audio data captured by the microphone array to form audio input data. The interface configured to transmit the audio input data over a communications channel to be output by another electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Back, Joshua Warren Bingham, Yuhuan Zeng, Plamen Ivanov, Christopher Evans, Jens Nilsson, Michael Asfaw
  • Patent number: 11341675
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and an image processing program capable of creating an image product by extracting an image having a theme matching an interest and taste of a user are provided. A plurality of images are classified into a plurality of image groups using feature amounts of the images such that images having a similarity greater than or equal to a threshold are grouped. An image is extracted from the plurality of classified image groups. An album is created using the extracted image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Kei Yamaji
  • Patent number: 11340708
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer-implemented medical method, a computer program and a system (1) for controlling a display (6) in a medical environment based a user's (8) viewing direction and gestures performed by the user (8), particularly involving the use of AR-goggles (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: BRAINLAB AG
    Inventors: Stefan Vilsmeier, Christoffer Hamilton
  • Patent number: 11340857
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, method, and user interface to facilitate a shared control of a virtual object by two or more users. A virtual object is displayed by a first device, for example, as part of an augmented reality experience where the display of the object is overlaid on a real-world environment. User input indicative of a modification to the virtual object is received. The virtual object is modified, and a modified virtual object is displayed by a second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Anthony Smith, Rajan Vaish
  • Patent number: 11340340
    Abstract: Provided are a method of identifying light reflected from an object, from among light incident from a plurality of different directions, based on information about an irradiation angle of light irradiated by a light source, and a light detection and ranging (LiDAR) apparatus therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jungwoo Kim, Tatsuhiro Otsuka, Heesun Yoon, Inoh Hwang
  • Patent number: 11340699
    Abstract: Systems and methods for device and content management include determining a user is viewing virtual reality content from a user device, and receiving, through a network from the user device, body information associated with the user while the user is viewing the virtual reality content. A user device management configuration associated with the body information is determined. A user device management action is retrieved using the user device management configuration. A notification associated with the user device management action that causes the user device to perform the user device management action and modify the virtual reality content being viewed by the user is sent through the network to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Ananya Das, Shaun Warman, Bryant Luk, Jason Ziaja, Christopher Diebold O'Toole
  • Patent number: 11340694
    Abstract: A wearable device can have a field of view through which a user can perceive real or virtual objects. The device can display a visual aura representing contextual information associated with an object that is outside the user's field of view. The visual aura can be displayed near an edge of the field of view and can dynamically change as the contextual information associated with the object changes, e.g., the relative position of the object and the user (or the user's field of view) changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Alysha Naples, Jonathan Lawrence Mann, Paul Armistead Hoover
  • Patent number: 11341940
    Abstract: In a head mounted display 100, a memory 71 stores an application. An image pickup unit 74 takes an image of a site of a user 1, and a position specifying unit 73 specifies a position and a direction of the head mounted display 100. A detector 75 detects a position indicated by the user 1 on the basis of the image taken by the image pickup unit 74, and a setting unit 76 sets a position indicating a home position on the basis of a result detected by the detector 75 and the position and the direction specified by the position specifying unit 73.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa, Yasunobu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11343475
    Abstract: The present invention relates to display systems that use materials made from various arrangements of lenses and other optical materials. Careful design and use of these materials can be used to achieve display systems with many desirable visual effects having applicability in image and video displays, virtual reality, immersive environments, as well as in architecture, art, entertainment, and interactive systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corporation
    Inventor: Guy Cramer
  • Patent number: 11343486
    Abstract: A head-mounted display (HMD) system may include a HMD with a housing and a pair of display panels, mounted within the housing, that are counterrotated in orientation. A compositor of the HMD system may also be configured to provide camera pose data with counterrotated camera orientations to an executing application (e.g., a video game application), and to resample the frames received from the application, with or without rotational adjustments in the clockwise and counterclockwise directions depending on whether the display panels of the HMD are upright-oriented or counterrotated in orientation. A combined approach may use the counterrotated camera orientations in combination with counterrotated display panels to provide a HMD with optimized display performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventor: Jeremy Adam Selan
  • Patent number: 11340759
    Abstract: A user terminal device capable of attaching and detaching a pen is provided. The device includes a detector configured to detect a user manipulation regarding a screen, and a controller configured to change a layout of the screen to correspond to a pen use mode in response to the pen being removed from the user terminal device, perform a control operation corresponding to the detected user manipulation in response to the user manipulation using the pen being detected, and restore the layout of the screen to its original state in response to the pen being remounted on the user terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong-woo Jung, In-sik Myung, Taik-heon Rhee, Dong-bin Cho
  • Patent number: 11334954
    Abstract: A system may display a representative image of historical information associated with a social media account. In an example, an apparatus may include a processor and a memory coupled with the processor that effectuates operations. The operations may include receiving information during a period associated with a social media account, wherein the information comprises one or more keywords associated with an image, text, audio, or video of respective social media posts, and wherein the one or more keywords is determined based on computer image analysis or machine learning of the respective social media posts, based on the information, determining that a threshold amount of activity associated with the social media account corresponds with at least a representative image indicative of the activity during the period; and sending an alert that comprises the representative image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Joseph Soryal
  • Patent number: 11335283
    Abstract: A display device and a display method thereof, and a display equipment are disclosed. The display device includes a display panel and a light transmittance adjusting layer, the display panel includes a plurality of pixel regions, the light transmittance adjusting layer is stacked with the display panel, and the light transmittance adjusting layer is configured to adjust display brightness of the plurality of pixel regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chenru Wang, Yali Liu, Hao Zhang, Lili Chen, Ruijun Dong, Xuebing Zhang, Ke Li
  • Patent number: 11335046
    Abstract: A display method is so designed that in an image bundle formed of a plurality of images, the area of each of the images disposed in a central section or a spread section of the image bundle and overlapping with each other is greater than the area of each of the images disposed in positions outside the central section or the spread section and overlapping with each other, and the images disposed in the central section or the spread section of the image bundle preferentially hold and regenerate textures having resolutions higher than the resolutions of the textures used to generate the images disposed in the positions outside the central section or the spread section and are generated by using the textures having the resolutions higher than the resolutions of the textures used to generate the images disposed in the positions outside the central section or the spread section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yusuke Yamada
  • Patent number: 11337322
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a height and angle-adjustable foldable computer bracket, including a bottom plate, a support plate, and expansion and retraction brackets connected between the bottom plate and the support plate. First connecting lugs are respectively arranged at the top of the bottom plate and the bottom of the support plate. Second connecting lugs are arranged at two ends of the expansion and retraction brackets. Shaft holes are formed in the first connecting lugs and the second connecting lugs. A rotating shaft structure is mounted between each first connecting lug and the corresponding second connecting lug. Engaging teeth are formed in the shaft holes. The rotating shaft structure includes: a rotating shaft with the engaging teeth, a limiting shaft with the engaging teeth, and a returning piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventor: Shicai Pan
  • Patent number: 11333319
    Abstract: An illuminating module includes a light source assembly which includes a first lens unit. The light source assembly is configured to produce an illuminating beam, wherein the optical apparatus includes an optical modulation module and a light guiding module, the optical modulation module is parallel corresponding to the first lens unit, the illuminating beam passes through the optical modulation module to be an image beam having an image, and the image beam travels in the light guiding module, and leaves the light guiding module. The illuminating beam obliquely enters the optical modulation module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: SINTAI OPTICAL (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD., ASIA OPTICAL CO., INC.
    Inventors: Yung-Neng Xiao, Ru-Ping Huang, Chien-Chih Hsiung
  • Patent number: 11333891
    Abstract: Provided are a wearable display device and a light guide element thereof, the display device including: a display element configured to project a first light forming a virtual image; and a light guide element configured to guide the first light from the display element and a second light input from outside of the wearable display device to a predetermined position. The light guide element includes: a first optical surface facing the display element; a second optical surface and a third optical surface configured to reflect the first light input through the first optical surface; and a fourth optical surface configured to reflect the reflected first light to the predetermined position. The first to third optical surfaces are flat surfaces, and the fourth optical surface is a rotationally asymmetric reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-Cheol Bae, Myong-Jo Choi, Jun-ho Koh, Chang-han Kim, Hyun-jung Kim
  • Patent number: 11334150
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for controlling a screen viewing angle, and a flexible display device. The control method comprises: capturing one or more observers whose sight lines fall within a display area of a flexible screen; determining one or more viewing angles of the one or more observers relative to the display area; determining a curling angle based on the one or more viewing angles; and controlling the flexible screen to be curled according to the curling angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaorui Hu, Zhouping Wang, Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 11334171
    Abstract: A sensing and display apparatus, comprising: a first phenomenon interface configured to operatively interface with a first augmediated-reality space, and a second phenomenon interface configured to operatively interface with a second augmediated-reality space, is implemented as an extramissive spatial imaging digital eye glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Campfire 3D, Inc.
    Inventors: Meron Gribetz, W. Steve G. Mann
  • Patent number: 11334152
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an electronic device and a method for executing content by using sight-line information thereof, the electronic device comprising: a display; a sight-line tracking module; a memory storing at least one command; and at least one processor operatively coupled with the display, the sight-line tracking module and the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung Hwan Choi, Hyunjin Kim, Da-Hye Park, Jaeyoung Lee, Say Jang, Sang-Woong Hwang
  • Patent number: 11327567
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a processor configured to operate equipment according to biological information indicating an operation item of the equipment in a case where the biological information indicating an operation item of the equipment is measured from a user before the equipment runs, and change an operation item of the equipment in a case where biological information not satisfying a condition regarding a running state of the equipment is measured from the user after the equipment runs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Agama-X Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Sato, Kengo Tokuchi
  • Patent number: 11327564
    Abstract: An eye-tracking apparatus includes a first lens group, a light splitting device, a display, an image sensor, a second lens group, and a plurality of light sources. The light splitting device receives a first beam, generates a second beam, and transmits the second beam to a second surface of the first lens group. The display projects a reference mark to a target area through the light splitting device and the first lens group. The image sensor captures a detection image on the target area through the first lens group, the light splitting device, and the second lens group. The second lens group is disposed between the light splitting device and the image sensor. The light sources are disposed around the image sensor and project a plurality of beams to the target area through the first lens group, the light splitting device, and the second lens group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Meng-Che Tsai, Kuei-Chun Liu, Ching-Chia Chou, Sheng-Le Wang, Chung-Hsiang Chang
  • Patent number: 11328693
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image display device, method based on a mobile terminal, medium, and electronic device. The device includes: a rotation angle acquisition processor configured to acquire a rotation angle value of the mobile terminal rotated around an axis in a second direction; a movement speed processor configured to determine a movement speed of an image displayed on a display screen of the mobile terminal in a display interface of the display screen according to the rotation angle value, and/or determine the movement speed of the image in the display interface of the display screen according to a relationship between a size of the image displayed on the display screen in a first direction and a size of the display interface of the display screen in the first direction; and an image movement controller configured to control the image to move in the first direction in the display interface of the display screen according to the movement speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qimeng Sun, Wei Liang, Xiaomin Wang
  • Patent number: 11326888
    Abstract: Systems, methods, tangible non-transitory computer-readable media, and devices for operating an autonomous vehicle are provided. For example, a vehicle computing system can receive sensor data including information based on sensor outputs associated with detection of objects in an environment by sensors of a vehicle. Inflection points can be determined based at least in part on the sensor data. The inflection points can correspond to portions of the objects that occlude detection of the environment beyond the portions of the objects. A set of polar coordinates can be determined for each of the one or more inflection points. The set of polar coordinates can include a distance from the sensors to a portion of the objects and an angle of the sensor with respect to the portion of the objects. Furthermore, sparse map data including the set of polar coordinates can be generated based on the set of polar coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Shivam Gautam, Brian C. Becker
  • Patent number: 11327557
    Abstract: A micro piezo-electric air valve is used to form a skin interface system composed by a matrix of valves interconnected that bring temperature and touch sensorial experience to people through the skin's tactile, pressure and temperature biological sensors by means of micro air jet formations and/or air bubble formations over the skin. The piezo-electric air valve is specially designed to sensitize a small area of the skin of the user by quickly delivering a specific volume of air following a selected pattern, for example a pixel of an image that is processed by a computer system and converted into electric signal that opens or closes the piezo-electric air valve causing the air to flow. Such a skin interface system can be used by blind people to interpret a scene in front of them when using a video camera. or for use as a suit for therapeutic use and gaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Alberto Navas-Roch