Cursor Mark Position Control Device Patents (Class 345/157)
  • Patent number: 10705717
    Abstract: The present invention provides a notebook computer. The notebook computer includes a secondary display screen that has a small size and a primary display screen that has a large size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Man Li
  • Patent number: 10698502
    Abstract: A method for controlling movement of a computer display cursor based on a point-of-aim of a pointing device within an interaction region includes projecting an image of a computer display to create the interaction region. At least one calibration point having a predetermined relation to the interaction region is established. A pointing line is directed to substantially pass through the calibration point while measuring a position of and an orientation of the pointing device. The pointing line has a predetermined relationship to the pointing device. Movement of the cursor is controlled within the interaction region using measurements of the position of and the orientation of the pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: UltimatePointer, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Erik Jan Banning
  • Patent number: 10698561
    Abstract: In an augmented reality and/or a virtual reality system, detected commands may be intelligently batched to preserve the relative order of the batched commands while maintaining a fluid virtual experience for the user. Commands detected in the virtual environment may be assigned to a batch command, of a plurality of batch commands, based on a temporal window in which the command(s) are detected, based on an operational type associated with the command(s), or based on a spatial position at which the command is detected in the virtual environment. The commands included in a batched set of commands may be executed in response to an un-do command and/or a re-do command and/or a re-play command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Ian MacGillivray
  • Patent number: 10697996
    Abstract: A handheld controller includes a three-axis, linear acceleration sensor that can detect linear acceleration in three directions, i.e., the up/down direction (Y-axis), the left/right direction (Z-axis), and the forward/backward direction (X-axis). A programmed object adjustment process adjusts a falling object to decrease the velocity v at which the object is moving in response to detected tilt changes in a first direction, and to increase the velocity v at which the object is moving in response to detected tilt changes in a second direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: David Pollatsek
  • Patent number: 10698556
    Abstract: An integrated display and input device includes a first pixel array operative to provide a visually sensible output, a second pixel array operative to sense at least a position of an object with respect to the first pixel array, and circuitry receiving an output from the second pixel array and providing a non-imagewise input to utilization circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: POWER2B, INC.
    Inventors: Eran Kali, Sarah Michelle Lipman, Boris Gutin, Moti Margalit
  • Patent number: 10691230
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to manipulating a user interface on a wearable electronic device using a mechanical crown. In some examples, the user interface can be scrolled or scaled in response to a rotation of the crown. The direction of the scrolling or scaling and the amount of scrolling or scaling can depend on the direction and amount of rotation of the crown, respectively. In some examples, the amount of scrolling or scaling can be proportional to the change in rotation angle of the crown. In other examples, a speed of scrolling or a speed of scaling can depend on a speed of angular rotation of the crown. In these examples, a greater speed of rotation can cause a greater speed of scrolling or scaling to be performed on the displayed view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Zambetti, Imran Chaudhri, Jonathan R. Dascola, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Aurelio Guzman, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Duncan Robert Kerr, Stephen O. Lemay, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Gary Ian Butcher, Jonathan P. Ive, Kevin Lynch
  • Patent number: 10685454
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for generating synthetic training data for motion recognition. The method includes generating a three-dimensional (3D) human body model in real time according to motion of a human body, converting volume data of the 3D human body model into a 3D linear structure and extracting skeletal joint information, generating a data set of a human body image and skeletal joint information by rendering the 3D human body model and the skeletal joint information, and providing the data set of the image and the skeletal joint information as synthetic training data for motion recognition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Young Hee Kim, Jin Seo Kim, Soon Chan Park, Jae Hui Park, Ji Young Park, Kwang Hyun Shim, Moon Wook Ryu, Hyuk Jeong
  • Patent number: 10684737
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a technique for identifying a target for a pointing device in a display. The technique may involve identifying a trajectory of movement of the pointing device and identifying the target for the pointing device based on at least the identified trajectory. The target may be, for example, a graphical user interface (GUI) element that may be displayed in the display or a location in the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The MathWorks, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudia Wey, James G. Owen
  • Patent number: 10678063
    Abstract: An image from which a three-dimensional sensation that is close to the actual viewing in the natural world is acquired is generated with simple processing. A controller of an image processing device includes: an attention area specifying unit that specifies an attention area out of a plurality of areas formed by dividing an image to be displayed by a display in the vertical direction thereof on a basis of the fixation point detected by a fixation point detecting sensor; and an image processor that generates a post-processing image by performing emphasis processing for at least a part of the attention area with respect to the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masayuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10678426
    Abstract: A method and a user interface for inputting scale data detects an initial user interaction from a user input device; controls a display device to display an image of a path for user interaction to follow to input a scale selection response from a scale between a first scale end indicative of a positive response and a second scale end indicative of a negative response; controls the display device in response to the initial user interaction to display an indication on a start point of the path intermediate a first end of the path representing the first scale end and a second end of the path representing the second scale end, the path being asymmetric about the start point; detects a user traversal interaction from the user input device along the path in a positive or negative response direction to terminate at a selection point on the path; and determines a scale selection response and input scale data based on the selection point on the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cappfinity Limited
    Inventors: James Clyne, Peter Alexander Linley
  • Patent number: 10681229
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a touch-sensitive panel display; and a hardware processor. The hardware processor is configured to presume a hidden region when a user finishes performing a gesture on the touch-sensitive panel display, the hidden region being a part of the touch-sensitive panel display and covered at least by a hand of the user to prevent the user from seeing, and determine a condition corresponding to the gesture. The touch-sensitive panel display is configured to display the condition, and where a requirement that the hidden region and a display region in which to display the condition overlap each other is satisfied, the touch-sensitive panel display displays the condition again before processing is performed in accordance with the condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yusuke Shinosaki
  • Patent number: 10678396
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an image display device for displaying a pointer and a control method thereof. An image display device according to the present disclosure may include a display unit configured to display image information, and a controller configured to display a pointer at a position set on the basis of a region displayed with a first layer based on the first layer displayed as an upper layer in a state that the image information is displayed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Seunghyun Heo
  • Patent number: 10660539
    Abstract: A method of analyzing hydrocarbon-related data is disclosed. Data representative of a hydrocarbon entity is presented. A physiological response of a viewer of the data is sensed. The physiological response is associated with the data. The data and a representation of the associated physiological response is outputted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventor: Mark W. Dobin
  • Patent number: 10664134
    Abstract: A device for organizing and displaying messages includes a processor to: set a plurality of layout modes for organizing and displaying the messages exchanged among devices in a structured fashion; determine a layout mode for a chatting session among the plurality of layout modes; display messages included in the chatting session in the determined layout mode; and adjust the textbox-widths of all messages whenever a predetermined event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Byung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10661183
    Abstract: A game operating device (controller) includes a longitudinal housing, and a holding portion held by hand to be wrapped by its palm it is formed in the housing. A direction switch is provided on an upper surface at a position where it can be operated by thumb of the hand holding the holding portion, and a start switch and a select switch are provided backward thereof. An X button 46 and a Y button are further arranged in line on the upper surface of the housing. An imaging information arithmetic unit is provided at a front end of the housing in a longitudinal direction in such a manner that an imaging device thereof is exposed from a front-end surface. A concave portion is formed on a lower surface at a position corresponding to the direction switch. The concave portion includes a valley and two inclined surfaces. An A button capable of being operated by index finger of the hand holding the holding portion is provided on the backward inclined surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Ikeda, Ryoji Kuroda, Masahiro Urata, Kuniaki Ito
  • Patent number: 10664163
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for inputting a text in a user terminal apparatus are provided. The text inputting method includes detecting a text input mode set in the user terminal apparatus and displaying a sign corresponding to the detected text input mode near a text input cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won-young Seo
  • Patent number: 10664124
    Abstract: A method for monitoring cursor motion between multiple monitors that together form an extended display. The cursor's location and speed are tracked. When it is detected that the cursor has intersected a display edge, the cursor is permitted to transit to the next display only if the cursor speed is above a threshold value. Otherwise the cursor is constrained within the monitor where it is located. This makes it easier for a user to actuate buttons and icons that are located near screen edges. Moreover, if the cursor is predicted to be transiting into a display area where there is no additional monitor, then the stored physical location of the additional monitor's display area is displaced so that it lies in the predicted path of the cursor. Manual configuration of the relative physical locations of monitors is therefore unnecessary as the computer learns this automatically from user-driven cursor movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander J. Naylor, Klajd Karaj, Thomas Li, Grace Jansen
  • Patent number: 10659632
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display, a detection unit that detects an operation position of a user on the display, and a controller that displays an entire menu corresponding to the detected operation position at a position corresponding to the operation position, and displays a balloon indicating the operation position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Endo
  • Patent number: 10646779
    Abstract: Joystick display data is generated for display on a touch screen of an electronic device. The joystick display data creates a visual representation of a virtual joystick when displayed on the touch screen. Touch data from the touch screen is processed to determine when the touch data indicates user interaction with the virtual joystick. When the touch data indicates user interaction with the virtual joystick, the joystick display data is adjusted to reflect the user interaction with the virtual joystick, based on the touch data, and joystick data is generated based on the user interaction with the virtual joystick. The display of at least one other element on the touch screen can be adjusted based on the joystick data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: John W. Howard, Brian G. Howard, Jeremy R. Howa
  • Patent number: 10649523
    Abstract: Augmented reality headgear includes transparent displays that allow a user to simultaneously view the real world and virtual content positioned in the real world and further includes at least one source of coherent light and at least one sensor array for sensing, at a series of times, speckle patterns produced when the coherent light impinges environment surfaces. Circuitry is provided for sensing shifts in the speckle pattern and determining motion which caused the shift of the speckle pattern and adjusting the display of virtual objects displayed by the augmented reality headgear to compensate for the motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Asif Sinay, Barak Freedman
  • Patent number: 10649622
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to electronic message user interfaces. A device, including a display, a touch-sensitive surface, and a rotatable input mechanism, is described in relation to accessing, composing, and manipulating electronic messages. In some examples, a user can provide input through the rotatable input mechanism to access a landing screen of an electronic messages application. The landing screen concurrently displays an affordance for accessing an electronic messages inbox and an affordance for accessing an interface for composing electronic message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Stephen O. Lemay, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Christopher Wilson, Imran Chaudhri, Gary Ian Butcher, Jonathan R. Dascola
  • Patent number: 10642474
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of systems, apparatus, methods and computer program products for causing movement of items in a user interface of a web browser-based application. A bounding window of a web browser comprising a presentation of items can be caused to be displayed in a user interface on a display of a device. First keyboard input from a user interacting with a first item can be processed. The first item can be caused to be transformed to a moveable state. Second keyboard input from the user interacting with the first item can be processed. The first item can be caused to change locations as displayed in the user interface from the first location to a second location. The second location can be different from the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Alan Hausler, Katherine Jeanne Rushton, Gregory Pinto, Michael M Pedersen, II
  • Patent number: 10643571
    Abstract: A display device and method are provided. The display device includes a display, a first sensor, and a processor. The first sensor senses movement. The processor is operatively connected with the display, and the first sensor, and operates in one of a first mode and a second mode, the first mode being a mode in which a dynamic image is displayed in the display and the second mode being a mode in which a static image is displayed in the display. In response to a movement of a user being sensed by the first sensor, in the second mode within a first critical time, the processor controls the display to display the static image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Jung Whang, Jee Soo Kim, Kang Il Chung, Dong Wook Han, Young Kwang Seo, Eun Seok Choi, Jin Hyuk Hong
  • Patent number: 10638316
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with same hand user authentication are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus, wearable on a user's wrist, may include a user authentication module to authenticate and grant access to the user. To authenticate the user, the user authentication module may be configured to receive sensor data indicative of movements of one or more fingers over a virtual grid, analyze the sensor data to determine the movements, and authenticate and grant the user access or deny the user access to the apparatus based at least in part on a result of the analysis. The one or more fingers are fingers of a hand of the user that adjoins the wrist on which the apparatus is worn. In embodiments, the senor data may include sensor data collected by sensors configured to measure tendon/muscle positions of the wrist. Other embodiments may be disclosed or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Marcio Juliato
  • Patent number: 10635175
    Abstract: The invention relates to a haptic feedback system. The haptic feedback system includes a mounting frame configured to interface with an assembly chassis, and a mounting plate configured to support a user input device that provides a haptic feedback to a user. The mounting plate is slidably mounted on the mounting frame. The haptic feedback system further includes a guide disposed on the mounting plate, two opposing lever arms that are pivotably mounted on the mounting frame, and an actuator configured to pivot the two opposing lever arms in opposing directions. The two opposing lever arms are pivoted to cause movement of the mounting plate via the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas M. Krumpelman, Richard Schediwy
  • Patent number: 10635184
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing device including a determination unit configured to perform determination of execution or non-execution of a manipulation based on a pause of a manipulation position specified through a manipulation of pointing to a display plane using a manipulating body at a position apart from the display plane, and a control unit configured to issue a command corresponding to the manipulation when the determination unit determines execution of the manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuji Takimoto, Yusuke Sakai, Tomohiro Ishii, Atsushi Izumihara, Osamu Shigeta
  • Patent number: 10628040
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for inputting a text in a user terminal apparatus are provided. The text inputting method includes detecting a text input mode set in the user terminal apparatus and displaying a sign corresponding to the detected text input mode near a text input cursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won-young Seo
  • Patent number: 10627948
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods of providing sequential two-handed touch typing. In aspects, a client device may provide a touch-based input receiving application. The client device may include one or more sensors operable to detect the approach of a user's hand or touch-based tool. In response to a detection, the client device may determine input interaction information, such as aspects of the hand (e.g., right or left) and/or finger(s) being used. The input interaction information may be used to detect candidate keys and to provide a keyboard (or a portion of a keyboard) based thereon. In aspects, the provided keyboard or keyboard portion may be altered in response to a subsequent detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Bodo von Billerbeck
  • Patent number: 10627514
    Abstract: An image ranging system has a light source module having a light source diode and a light source lens, and an image sensing module, placed near the light source, having an image sensing device and an image sensing lens. An optical signal emitted from the light source diode passes through the light source lens with a luminous intensity profile which is characterized by intensity I1 and then reaches an object. A reflection signal is generated by the object. The relationship between the intensity I1 and the emission angle ? of the optical signal is I1=1/cos7 ?. The reflection signal into the image source lens has an incident angle ? the same as the emission angle of the optical signal, and images the object onto the image sensing device. The ratio of the height of object image to the effective focal length of image sensing lens is proportional to sin ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chun-Ting Lin, Chen-Chin Cheng
  • Patent number: 10627907
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering a haptic effect at a user input element associated with a haptic output device are provided. A primary range and a secondary range of positions are defined for the user input element associated with the haptic output device. In addition, a boundary range of positions is defined for the user input element associated with the haptic output device, the boundary range partially overlapping each of the primary and secondary ranges. A position of the user input element is monitored, and the haptic effect rendered in response to an entry of the user input element to positions within the boundary range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Srivatsav Venkatesan, Kaniyalal Shah, Douglas George Billington, Aaron Kapelus, Stephen Rank, Daniel Parker
  • Patent number: 10621281
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a table having a first descriptor that is applicable to each cell from a plurality of cells, and a plurality of second descriptors each applicable to a respective cell from the plurality of cells, executing a search function using at least the first descriptor as an input, wherein the search function identifies at least a first data set that is potentially relevant to the plurality of cells, displaying a first candidate data value for a first cell from the plurality of cells, wherein the candidate value is based on the first data set and the respective second descriptor for the first cell, and in response to selection of the first candidate data value, populating the plurality of cells with information from the first data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vance Julius Vagell, Colleen O'Banion
  • Patent number: 10620726
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods and software are described for mapping movement or motion of a 3D pointing device into cursor position; e.g., for use in rendering the cursor on a display. Absolute and relative type mapping algorithms are described. Mapping algorithms can be combined to obtain beneficial characteristics from different types of mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: IDHL Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew G. Liberty, Bryan A. Cook, Hua Sheng
  • Patent number: 10621911
    Abstract: A display device includes a pixel array unit formed by disposing pixel circuits having a P-channel type drive transistor that drives a light-emitting unit, a sampling transistor that applies a signal voltage, a light emission control transistor that controls emission/non-emission of the light-emitting unit, a storage capacitor that is connected between a gate electrode and a source electrode of the drive transistor and an auxiliary capacitor that is connected to the source electrode, and a drive unit that, during threshold correction, respectively applies a first voltage and a second voltage to the source electrode of the drive transistor and the gate electrode thereof, the difference between the first voltage and the second voltage being less than a threshold voltage of the drive transistor, and subsequently performs driving that applies a standard voltage used in threshold correction to the gate electrode when the source electrode is in a floating state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yusuke Onoyama, Junichi Yamashita, Naobumi Toyomura
  • Patent number: 10622172
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an input device may be provided. The input device may include: a housing having an upper portion and a lower portion; a key top provided at the upper portion; a lever member coupled to the lower portion via a joint; a plunger; and a switch including a depressible portion coupleable to the key top via the lever member and the plunger; wherein the plunger is coupleable to the lever member at a distance from the joint which is different from a distance from the joint at which the depressible portion is coupleable to the lever member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Sreenath Unnikrishnan, Kok Kiong Low, Shyh Lai Long
  • Patent number: 10613629
    Abstract: This application is directed to systems, methods, and program code directed to providing accurate interactions with simulations. The present invention provides various embodiments of executing a simulation, including detecting user inputs via an interface device, converting inputs to torque and/or position information for control, adapting this information to specific object or vehicle parameters, combining with vehicle parameters and in simulation information, and outputting new interface device setpoints to the interface device via a continuous control loop. Further, providing stiff position control with variable compliance of this interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Chad Laurendeau
  • Patent number: 10610732
    Abstract: A system comprises an inertial sensor, a processor connected to the inertial sensor, and a memory device connected to the processor. The inertial sensor includes an accelerometer with three degrees of freedom in acceleration and has three degrees of freedom in rotation. The processor is configured alone or in combination with a linked microprocessor to generate stroke profiles describing acceleration and rotation based on signals from the accelerometer, and the memory device is configured to store the stroke profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: ICUEMOTION LLC
    Inventor: Bérénice Mettler
  • Patent number: 10613693
    Abstract: A stylus and touch sensitive device are disclosed. The stylus includes a stylus transmitter for transmitting a stylus signal. The touch sensitive device includes row conductors, each of which is associated with a row transmitter and a row receiver. The row transmitter is adapted to simultaneously transmit row signals, each on its associated row conductor, each of the row signals being orthogonal to each other of the plurality of row signals transmitted on each other of the row conductors. The row receiver is adapted to detect the stylus signal. Column conductors are provided, each associated with a column receiver that is adapted to detect the presence of each of the row signals transmitted by the row transmitter and the stylus signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventor: Darren Leigh
  • Patent number: 10613628
    Abstract: The embodiments are directed toward techniques for modifying a haptic effect that is rendered based on a media stream. Upon receiving the media stream, a haptic drive signal is generated based on the media stream. The haptic drive signal is then applied to render the haptic effect at a haptic output device. Within a media editing application, the media stream may be modified. In response to the modification, a modified haptic drive signal may be generated based on the modification to the media stream. As a result, a modified haptic effect is rendered at the haptic output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Srivatsav Venkatesan, Kaniyalal Shah, Stephen Rank, William S. Rihn
  • Patent number: 10603578
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for deterring augmented reality game players from intruding on undesirable locations (e.g., high risk locations, culturally sensitive locations, locations marked by property owners). The exemplary method includes obtaining a location of a mobile device using a first sensor of the mobile device and accessing a first locational database responsive to the location of the mobile device. The exemplary method further includes retrieving from the first locational database an augmented reality object; obtaining an indication that the location of the mobile device is an undesirable location; and modifying the augmented reality object responsive to the indication that the location of the mobile device is an undesirable location. The exemplary method also includes displaying the modified augmented reality object at a display of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Clifford A. Pickover, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10606442
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for interacting with a 3D virtual image containing activatable objects. The system of the invention includes a 3D display device that presents to a user a 3D image, an image sensor and a processor. The processor analyzes images obtained by the image sensor to determine when the user has placed an activating object such as a hand or a finger, or has performed a gesture related to an activatable object, in the 3D space, at the location where the user perceives an activatable object to be located. The user thus perceives that he is “touching” the activatable object with the activating object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Eyesight Mobile Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Itay Katz
  • Patent number: 10606920
    Abstract: Mechanisms for providing text components of a text stream in a display area are disclosed. Text components of a text stream are provided for presentation in a display area of a display. An eye system of a user is concurrently analyzed while providing the text components for presentation in the display area. Based on analyzing the eye system, a stream control command that requests a change in a characteristic of the presentation of the text components is determined. In response to the stream control command, the presentation of the text components is altered in accordance with the stream control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Yoakum
  • Patent number: 10606457
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for performing a user interface action are provided. In one embodiment, an example method includes receiving, by one or more computing devices, data indicative of a user input directed to causing a motion of a virtual camera associated with a user interface. The method further includes detecting, by the one or more computing devices, a shake event associated with the user interface based at least in part on the motion of the virtual camera. The method further includes performing, by the one or more computing devices, an action associated with the user interface based at least in part on the detected shake event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Jingyi Fang
  • Patent number: 10603579
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for deterring augmented reality game players from intruding on undesirable locations (e.g., high risk locations, culturally sensitive locations, locations marked by property owners). The exemplary method includes obtaining a location of a mobile device using a first sensor of the mobile device and accessing a first locational database responsive to the location of the mobile device. The exemplary method further includes retrieving from the first locational database an augmented reality object; obtaining an indication that the location of the mobile device is an undesirable location; and modifying the augmented reality object responsive to the indication that the location of the mobile device is an undesirable location. The exemplary method also includes displaying the modified augmented reality object at a display of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Clifford A. Pickover, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10606354
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling a non-tactile device including a receiving device configured to receive signals corresponding to a user's EEG or movements, translate the EEG or movements into directional intentions, transmit the directional intentions to a secondary device, receive a command for one or more actions from the secondary device based on the transmitted directional intentions and output at least one control signal to the non-tactile device based on the received command for one or more actions. The non-tactile device may receive signals corresponding to a user's EEG or movements using a gestural sensor and/or an EEG sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NAQI LOGICS, LLC
    Inventor: David Lee Segal
  • Patent number: 10599282
    Abstract: A device (10) is provided having a visual user interface enabling a user to select one of one or more displayed objects (O1, O2, O3, O4) with a cursor (CR) having a cursor area. The device comprises a cursor control facility (12) for controlling display of the cursor and a calculating facility (14) for calculating for each object that is at least partly within the cursor area a coverage fraction (?oi). The coverage fraction (?oi) is indicative for the fraction of that object (Oi) covered by the cursor and for summing these coverage fractions to obtain a coverage indicator (CI). The cursor control facility is arranged for adapting a size of the cursor to a size that achieves a predetermined value for the coverage indicator. Furthermore a method and a storage medium are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Michiel Cornelis Visser
  • Patent number: 10591986
    Abstract: A remote work supporting system shares an image 200 photographed by a wearable terminal between the wearable terminal and a remote terminal in order to support remote work. An image acquiring unit acquires the image 200 photographed by the wearable terminal. A screen sharing unit screen-shares the image 200 between the wearable terminal and the remote terminal. An accepting unit accepts an input of instruction information for the image 200 from the remote terminal. A first display unit superimposes and displays the image 200 and a virtual object 201 corresponding to the instruction information on the wearable terminal. A second display unit superimposes and displays the image 200 and the virtual object 201 on the remote terminal. An image recognizing unit analyzes the image 200 to recognize a state of a body part. A changing unit changes a display of the virtual object 210 by the first display unit and the second display unit based on the recognized state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: OPTIM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10592006
    Abstract: Described are examples of an input device for use with a computing device. The input device includes a body having a plurality of surfaces, where the plurality of surfaces include a bottom surface composed of silicone and having a pattern of a plurality of apertures to provide a desired coefficient of friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Mathew G. Escolin, Byungkwan Min, Joshua C. Grant, Aashish Nataraja, Tsang Cheung
  • Patent number: 10587869
    Abstract: A method performed by a first image display apparatus includes: obtaining a 360-degree image; displaying, on a first display included in the first image display apparatus, a first image corresponding to a first area of the 360-degree image; controlling a second image display apparatus to display a second image corresponding to a second area of the 360-degree image, the second area being adjacent to the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-don Yoon, A-in Cho, Sang-chul Ko, Joung-ho Roh, Bong-seok Lee, Sang-moon Lee
  • Patent number: 10585501
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mouse with a low friction roller module, including a mouse body and a low friction roller module; the low friction roller module is mounted in the mouse body and includes a support, a roller, a low friction bearing, a support shaft, and an encoding component; a mounting portion is provided in the roller; the low friction bearing is fastened in the mounting portion; one side of the support shaft passes through and is connected to the low friction bearing, and the other side of the support shaft passes through and is connected to the support; and the encoding component is connected to the roller. In this way, rolling friction force is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Yung-Ming Tsai, Chun-Che Wu, Chun-Nan Su
  • Patent number: RE47888
    Abstract: A touch system with track detecting function includes a touch pad for sequentially sensing a plurality of positions of an indication object at a plurality of moments in order to detect a track of the indication object on the touch pad, and a processor for continuously generating motion vectors according to the track of the indication object on the touch pad, for generating a candidate motion vector according to at least one motion vector, and for nonlinearly generating a target motion vector according to the candidate motion vector in order to move a target shown on a display panel. Each of the motion vectors represents a difference between a position of the indication object and a next position of the indication object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Fang Lee, Yao-Hsuan Lin