Cursor Mark Position Control Device Patents (Class 345/157)
  • Patent number: 9891806
    Abstract: A method and data processing system for linking a plurality of data structures of a data processing system with a plurality of elements of a man-machine interface (MMI) are provided. The method includes the steps: provision of an MMI with a plurality of elements, arranging a plurality of data structures in a list, selection of an element of the MMI by a user, automatic linking of a first data structure from the list with the selected element of the MMI, and setting the beginning of the list to the data structure that follows the previously linked data structure in the list. The steps of selection of an element of the MMI by a user, automatic linking of a first data structure from the list with the selected element of the MMI, and setting the beginning of the list to the data structure are carried out repeatedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Schulte
  • Patent number: 9886131
    Abstract: A method for determining what input should be accepted by a touch sensor after intentional and accidental lift-offs and slide-offs occur when gesturing or performing a function on the touch sensor by a finger or multiple fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: CIRQUE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven H. Baker, Trevor C. Clifton, Vadim Klishko, Daniel Byrne Kondel, Richard D. Woolley
  • Patent number: 9886095
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least one laser source configured to direct laser radiation toward a user's hand. Laser detectors are configured to receive reflected laser radiation from the user's hand. A controller is coupled to the at least one laser source and laser detectors and configured to determine a set of distance values to the user's hand for each respective laser detector and based upon a time-of-flight of the laser radiation. The controller also determines a hand gesture from among a plurality of possible hand gestures based upon the sets of distance values using Bayesian probabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS SA
    Inventor: Olivier Pothier
  • Patent number: 9885735
    Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of a sensing device includes a force sensor that detects a force and provides an output indicative of the detected force. An acceleration sensor detects acceleration and provides an output indicative of the detected acceleration. A processor receives the output from the force sensor and the acceleration sensor. The processor provides an indication of a relationship between the detected force and the detected acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: OES, INC.
    Inventors: Kiet Ngo, Ashkan Rasouli, Jean-Paule Mongeau Grice
  • Patent number: 9880801
    Abstract: Media players and associated methods are described that may allow a user to navigate content or other media assets. A media player or portable media device, can include features for generating and utilizing navigation information for navigating content, such as audio books. An audio book may be analyzed to determine one or more locations within the audio book that represent chapters, paragraphs, sentences, or the like. Navigation information may be generated indicative of the one or more locations that may be used by a media player or portable media device to play content in the audio book. The navigation information may include audio clips extracted from the audio book to represent the chapters and the like. In addition, a user may navigate content in response to predetermined user motions. A media player may scroll through content based on the predetermined user motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: William Bull, Ben Rottler
  • Patent number: 9880631
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to reduce effects of erratic motion input during operation of an instrument via a graphical user interface are described. Spatial motion input received from a user may be filtered using filter parameters obtained during a calibration procedure. The filtered motion input may be used to predict a trajectory of a cursor or object used to select an icon or text. The icon or text may be latched to the approaching cursor or object. The combination of motion smoothing and latching may improve ease-of-use of the graphical user interface for individuals having neuromuscular disorder, or users operating instruments in high-vibration environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics International N.V.
    Inventors: Prashant Pandey, Ramkumar Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 9874944
    Abstract: A virtual reality device, system and methodology for video games or other applications with a foot-operated controller to allow for hands free three-dimensional movement. The foot-based controller allows users to move in all directions without using their hands, and it accepts input based on specific movements from the user, particularly from the feet, a foot and/or toes of a user. The controller can be wired or wireless for convenience, and makes the user's foot or feet the primary method of input for movement in virtual spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Pedram Khojasteh, Peymon Khojasteh
  • Patent number: 9869567
    Abstract: A sleep mode system for an electronic device can include a light source, a sensor, and a light altering component. The light altering component can rotate with one device component, such as a laptop lid, while the light source and/or sensor remain stationary with another device component, such as a laptop base. A controller can determine the orientation angle of the light altering component based on the detected light, and can put the device into or remove the device from a sleep mode based on the angle, which can reflect an open state or closed state for the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: John C. DiFonzo
  • Patent number: 9870048
    Abstract: In a head-mounted display device equipped with a display section, through which an external world can visually be recognized, the head-mounted display device includes a superimposition image display control section adapted to make the display section display a predetermined image so as to be superimposed on the external world to visually be recognized in a see-through manner, an imaging section adapted to capture an image of at least a predetermined range out of the external world visually recognized in a see-through manner, a partial image determination section adapted to determine a partial image of a predetermined range, which corresponds in position to the predetermined image, out of the captured image obtained by the imaging section, and a visibility correction section adapted to correct visibility of the predetermined image displayed by the superimposition image display control section in accordance with color information related to the partial image determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akio Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9864437
    Abstract: Disclosed is a circuit for detecting working and resting states for an optical mouse. During each frame capture, a counting unit of the digital logic circuit outputs a first counting signal to turn on a switching transistor, such that the voltage of the pixel capacitor varies from its predetermined voltage, and the counting unit starts to count. The automatic gain control module outputs a second counting signal as the voltage of the pixel capacitor varies one threshold from the predetermined voltage, such that the counting unit stops counting and outputs a counting value. A computing unit computes a difference between the counting value and a reference counting value. The optical mouse is in a resting state if the difference is equal to or smaller than a threshold difference, and otherwise the optical mouse is in a working state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING (PENANG) SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Kwai Lee Pang, Kevin Len-Li Lim
  • Patent number: 9864905
    Abstract: An example information processing system includes a camera. The information processing system calculates, based on a camera image obtained by the camera, a position or a direction of an object (e.g., a hand of a user) included in the camera image. The information processing system instructs an output device to produce an output in accordance with the position or the direction of the object. The information processing system displays, on a display device, a guide image including a range image representing a range and an indicator image whose position or direction changes in accordance with a change in the output within the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Tanaka, Yusuke Kitazono
  • Patent number: 9864910
    Abstract: A head mounted device (HMD) includes a transparent display, sensors to generate sensor data, and a processor. The processor identifies a threat condition based on a threat pattern and the sensor data, and generates a warning notification in response to the identified threat condition. The threat pattern includes preconfigured thresholds for the sensor data. The HMD displays AR content comprising the warning notification in the transparent display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Mullins, Matthew Kammerait
  • Patent number: 9857918
    Abstract: A content display control method includes displaying a content image on a screen, detecting reflection light of a beam of light reflected off the screen, the beam of light being emitted from a portable device onto the screen, selecting, based on the detected reflection light, a desired one of modes set in association with states of the reflection light changed in accordance with a distance between the screen and the portable device, detecting a user's operation in a period from selecting the mode to turning off the beam of light, based on the state of the reflection light in association with the selected mode, and controlling display of the content image on the screen based on the detected user's operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Keiju Okabayashi, Bin Chen, Yusuke Yasukawa
  • Patent number: 9851813
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a navigational object (e.g., a cursor) using an input device are disclosed herein. A system in accordance with one embodiment includes a motion-based input device adapted to move relative to a surface. The input device has one or more force sensors capable of detecting forces acting upon the input device. The system may then move a navigational object displayed on a receiving device in relatively small increments or relatively large increments, depending upon the detected forces acting upon the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Amm, Omar S. Leung
  • Patent number: 9852511
    Abstract: A method for detecting and tracking a target object is described. The method includes performing motion-based tracking for a current video frame by comparing a previous video frame and the current video frame. The method also includes selectively performing object detection in the current video frame based on a tracked parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incoporated
    Inventors: Dashan Gao, Xin Zhong, Yingyong Qi, Ning Bi
  • Patent number: 9846453
    Abstract: To provide a wearable information terminal enables to reduce power consumption and to improve operability. A wearable information terminal 1 wearable around a user's arm having a display 11, a touch pad 12 on the outside to the opposite position of the display 11 when worn on the user's arm, a sensor 13 detecting an inclination of the wearable information terminal 1 against a reference axis, and a controller 3 to show a pointer icon 110 at a position corresponding to an operation position on the display 11 when an operation to the touch pad 12 is detected and to switch the display 11 to an energy saving mode in case the inclination is within a predetermined range and the operation to the touch pad 12 is undetected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Yoshinori Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9846486
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media are disclosed. For example, a touch-free gesture recognition system is disclosed that includes at least one processor. The processor may be configured to enable presentation of first display information to a user to prompt a first touch-free gesture at at least a first location on a display. The processor may also be configured to receive first gesture information from at least one image sensor corresponding to a first gesturing location on the display correlated to a first touch-free gesture by the user, wherein the first gesturing location differs from a location of the first display information at least in part as a result of one eye of the user being dominant over another eye of the user. In addition, the processor may be configured to determine a first offset associated with the location of the first display information and the first gesturing location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: EYESIGHT MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Itay Katz
  • Patent number: 9836192
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer-implemented system and method that lets users access, navigate, and control a computer desktop and applications, windows, menus, icons, text entry fields, buttons, check-boxes, drop-down lists and HTML links and all other objects on the computer desktop, including those that are normally inaccessible to accessibility programs on a graphical user interface in a windowed computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Evan Glenn Katsuranis
  • Patent number: 9836196
    Abstract: A method for realizing a user interface using a camera module and a mobile communication terminal for the same. If a user makes a predetermined motion in a state in which the camera module of the mobile communication terminal is activated, the mobile communication terminal performs a predetermined action according to the motion pattern by recognizing the user motion and patterning the motion. In this case, the action performed according to the motion pattern corresponds to mouse control in a mouse mode, game control in a game mode, and character input in a character input mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon-Ok Kim, Dae-Gyu Kim, Yong-Soo Park
  • Patent number: 9836146
    Abstract: A method of controlling a viewpoint of a user or a virtual object on a two-dimensional (2D) interactive display is provided. The method may convert a user input to at least 6 degrees of freedom (DOF) structured data according to a number of touch points, a movement direction thereof, and a rotation direction thereof. Any one of the virtual object and the viewpoint of the user may be determined as a manipulation target based on a location of the touch point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung In Yoo, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 9836077
    Abstract: An output signal device and method that provides the operator force feedback similar to a pilot control joystick. These force feedback regions include free play, dead-band start of modulation, modulation, fore-warning bumper and hold near max angle. This output signal device may also vary the fore-warning feel and hold positions to be at any angle. This output signal device uses force sensing as the signal and has force slope changes used as auto-calibration of the output signal. This improves signal accuracy and provides a service prognostic signal. The prognostic signal may be used to activate redundant sensor. The variable force feedback may improve operation on rough terrain. The force feedback, may allow more productive operating positions to be learned. This enables productivity and other important job site criteria such as fuel usage to be optimized by interactive communication with this output signal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Prince Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Paul Smith, Chun Feng Xia, Lukasz Grzegorz Osikowicz
  • Patent number: 9829996
    Abstract: System and method for invoking 2D and 3D operational modes of a 3D pointing device in a 3D presentation system. A 3D stereoscopic scene and a 2-dimensional (2D) scene are displayed concurrently via at least one stereoscopic display device. A current cursor position is determined based on a 6 degree of freedom 3D pointing device. The cursor is displayed concurrent with the 3D stereoscopic scene and the 2D scene, where the cursor operates in a 2D mode in response being inside a specified volume, where, in the 2D mode, the cursor is usable to interact with the 2D scene, and where the cursor operates in a 3D mode in response to being outside the specified volume, where, in the 3D mode, the cursor is usable to interact with the 3D stereoscopic scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Hosenpud
  • Patent number: 9824293
    Abstract: An example information processing system performs a process based on a captured image captured by an image-capturing device. The information processing system obtains information regarding brightness of each pixel based on the captured image. The information processing device calculates position information of the captured image, the position information representing deviation obtained with the brightness of each pixel being used as a weight. The position information is calculated for a predetermined area of the captured image. The information processing device performs a predetermined information process based on the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norihiro Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 9824338
    Abstract: A card actuated automated banking machine (152, 198, 200) includes a plurality of transaction function devices. The transaction function devices include a card reader (170), a printer (174), a bill dispenser (176), a display (182), a check imaging device (186), and at least one processor (190). The machine is operative, responsive to receiving a check and certification data, to dispense cash in exchange for the check. The person presenting the check to the machine need not provide user identifying inputs through input devices of the machine in order to receive cash for the check. Furthermore, prior to accepting the check as a payment, the person can communicate with at least one computer (204) through at least one consumer interface device (208) to verify that the check is payable for the check amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark D. Smith, David E. Kolinski-Schultz, Dale H. Blackson, Natarajan Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 9823744
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for discerning the intent of a device wearer primarily based on movements of the eyes. The system can be included within unobtrusive headwear that performs eye tracking and controls screen display. The system can also utilize remote eye tracking camera(s), remote displays and/or other ancillary inputs. Screen layout is optimized to facilitate the formation and reliable detection of rapid eye signals. The detection of eye signals is based on tracking physiological movements of the eye that are under voluntary control by the device wearer. The detection of eye signals results in actions that are compatible with wearable computing and a wide range of display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson George Publicover, Lewis James Marggraff, Eliot Francis Drake, Spencer James Connaughton
  • Patent number: 9819344
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a sensor; and a resistor array comprising a set of resistors; wherein on a first cycle: at least one first of said resistors is configured to provide a first resistance value; and on a second cycle: at least one second of said resistors is configured to provide said first resistance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Tanmoy Sen, Aswani Aditya Kumar Tadinada
  • Patent number: 9815387
    Abstract: A vehicle seat may be adjusted to reposition the vehicle seat within a vehicle or a seat back with respect to a seat bottom of the vehicle seat. The vehicle seat may slide longitudinally relative to a floor of the vehicle. The seats back may fold toward or away from the seat bottom and the seat bottom may fold toward or away from the vehicle floor. Adjustments may be initiated electronically or manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Autmotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Dale J Frye, Jeffery T Bonk, Jared A Judson, Timothy L Moulton
  • Patent number: 9819843
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing assessment of a local scene to a remote location are provided herein. The systems and methods facilitate collection, storage and transmission of data from the local scene to the remote location without limiting the mobility, dexterity, adaptability and interactive capability of an on-scene technician. For example, a head-mounted device according to an implementation discussed herein can include: a head-mounted frame that is configured to hold a transparent visor; an image capturing device attachable to at least one of the head-mounted frame and the transparent visor; and a micro-optic display system attachable to at least one of the head-mounted frame and the transparent visor. The micro-optic display system can be configured to render a heads up image on the transparent visor. In addition, the heads up image can define an outline of a field of view of the image capturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Zeriscope Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Adams
  • Patent number: 9811167
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for inputting a character based on a hand gesture. The apparatus includes a gesture recognition unit configured to recognize hand gestures of a user corresponding to horizontal directions, vertical directions, and diagonal directions, a control unit configured to control character input according to the directions of the recognized hand gestures, and a display unit configured to display a character pad for the character input and display characters input according to the directions of the hand gestures recognized on the character pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Yang Keun Ahn, Kwang Mo Jung
  • Patent number: 9811172
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein are directed toward input mechanisms, for input devices, configured to receive and removably couple to interchangeable elements. Handheld input devices applicable to some embodiments may include, without limitation, computer controllers, video game console controllers, and handheld video gaming devices. Input mechanisms applicable to various embodiments may include, for example, control sticks (e.g., joysticks or analog sticks operable by a user's finger, such as a thumbstick), buttons, switches, and directional pads. According to some embodiments, an input mechanism is provided comprising a base component. Depending on the embodiment, coupling different interchangeable elements to the base component may cause the input mechanism to vary in size, appearance, contour, material, or features provided by the input mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Strahle, Eric B. Fulghum
  • Patent number: 9804667
    Abstract: An exemplary portable electronic apparatus includes a display provided at a front surface thereof and an infrared camera provided at a side surface thereof. A contour image indicating a contour of a hand of a user included in an image captured by the infrared camera, and a guide frame image indicating a region smaller than an imaging range of the infrared camera, are displayed on the display in perspective form such that the images are obliquely viewed images. Accordingly, it is made easy for the user to recognize the position of the hand in a side surface direction of the portable electronic apparatus, and thus the user can put their hand within a range suitable for a gesture input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyasu Ogasawara, Kazuyoshi Osawa
  • Patent number: 9804213
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor device comprises a first sensor electrode, a second sensor electrode, and a processing system coupled to the first sensor electrode and the second sensor electrode. The processing system is configured to acquire a first capacitive measurement by emitting and receiving a first electrical signal with the first sensor electrode. The processing system is configured to acquire a second capacitive measurement by emitting and receiving a second electrical signal, wherein one of the first and second sensor electrodes performs the emitting and the other of the first and second sensor electrodes performs the receiving, and wherein the first and second capacitive measurements are non-degenerate. The processing system is configured to determine positional information using the first and second capacitive measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Kurth Reynolds, Kirk Hargreaves, Shahrooz Shahparnia, Phillip Acker
  • Patent number: 9804733
    Abstract: Plural applications present visual information at plural windows with a cursor focus at one of the windows to direct inputs to the application presenting information at the window. In response to inputs at another application associated with another window, cursor focus changes to the other application and then automatically returns to the first application and window without a user command. Automated management of cursor focus is supported with sensors that detect conditions proximate a display that presents visual information and with user settings, such as a press and hold at an application that a user desires to retain cursor focus on an automated basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Erin K. Walline, Rex W. Bryan, Karthik Krishnakumar
  • Patent number: 9804721
    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: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventor: Darren Leigh
  • Patent number: 9804691
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein are directed toward input mechanisms, for input devices, configured to receive and removably couple to interchangeable elements. Handheld input devices applicable to some embodiments may include, without limitation, computer controllers, video game console controllers, and handheld video gaming devices. Input mechanisms applicable to various embodiments may include, for example, control sticks (e.g., joysticks or analog sticks operable by a user's finger, such as a thumbstick), buttons, switches, and directional pads. According to some embodiments, an input mechanism is provided comprising a base component. Depending on the embodiment, coupling different interchangeable elements to the base component may cause the input mechanism to vary in size, appearance, contour, material, or features provided by the input mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Strahle, Eric B. Fulghum
  • Patent number: 9798442
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display control unit that displays a list screen of thumbnails associated with content, an execution unit that executes any application using the content associated with the thumbnails, and an image generation unit that generates an execution state image showing an execution state of the application by the execution unit, wherein the display control unit displays the execution state image generated by the image generation unit in at least a portion of an area where the list screen is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DRNC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Takahashi, Kenji Ozawa, Maki Yamamoto, Pieter Coenen
  • Patent number: 9798464
    Abstract: A computing device including a touch sensitive screen to display a graphical representation of a user interface and a processor module configured to control the graphical representation in response to signals representing user interaction. The user interface includes an orbital touch control to move in angular and radial directions relative to a reference point in response to signals representing user interaction with the orbital touch control. The processor module further can generate, in response to the signals representing the user interaction with the orbital touch control, control signals controlling parameters associated with data received at the computing device. The control signals include an indication of a value of a first parameter dependent on an angular position of the orbital touch control relative to the reference point and a value of a second parameter dependent on a radial position of the orbital touch control relative to the reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Samuel John Thorne
  • Patent number: 9792037
    Abstract: A mobile terminal with a touch screen includes a browsing and searching system that reproduces the sensation of leafing through a work on paper and a read mode that does not alter the structure or layout of the original page. The main benefit of this solution is that it can be used to read a digital publication in the same manner as the equivalent paper version, both in terms of leafing and reading, while taking account of the technical specifications of the read terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: MILIBRIS
    Inventors: Guillaume Monteux, Nicolas Rucine, Raphaël Monrouzeau, Luc Vauvillier
  • Patent number: 9791950
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display with a force sensitive display surface has a liquid crystal layer between a liquid crystal control layer and a window layer. A color filter layer with color filters or a 3D filter layer with 3D barrier units may be provided between the liquid crystal layer and the window layer. The control, window, color or 3D filter layer comprises an electrically conductive sensor structure comprising piezoresistive material for sensing the force applied by a user's finger on the display, and the sensor structure may, additionally, provide capacitance varying for sensing the touch position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Gunnar Klinghult, Peter Åberg
  • Patent number: 9794507
    Abstract: A method and device for filtering a content menu. A list including two or more content items to be filtered is displayed. One or more selectable filters associated to a first hierarchy of filters are displayed. Responsive to detecting a first user input, a first filter in the first hierarchy of filters is selected, the list of content items is automatically filtered, and one or more selectable filters associated to a second hierarchy of filters is automatically provided. Responsive to detecting a second direction user input a second filter in the second hierarchy of filters is selected, the list of content items is automatically filtered according to the first and the second filters; and the filtered list of content items is displayed. The filtered list of content items includes a subset of the content items of the initially displayed list of content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing DTV
    Inventors: Aurélien Longet, Thomas Morin, Tristan Langlois
  • Patent number: 9794251
    Abstract: The disclosure related generally to systems and methods for authenticating using air-blow by user. At least one input device receives one or more air-blows associated with one or more blow speeds. A pointer on a user interface is caused to move to at least one numeric character on at least one scale in response to each of the one or more blow speeds. The at least one numeric character is compared with a predetermined personal identification number (PIN) mapped to the at least one user. The user is granted access or access is denied based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Bittu Aby Raju, Midhun Mohan, Vinutha Bangalore Narayanmurthy, Manoj Madhusudhanan
  • Patent number: 9791945
    Abstract: An optical mouse is provided with a conversion unit, a control unit, an optical sensing unit, a light emitting unit, and a switch unit. The conversion unit is electrically connected to a working voltage source, the control unit, and the optical sensing unit. The conversion unit is configured to convert voltage to supply power to the control unit, the optical sensing unit, and the light emitting unit. The control unit is electrically connected to the optical sensing unit. The switch unit is electrically connected to the light unit. When the switch unit is in a turn-off state, the light emitting unit stops emitting light toward a trace surface. The optical sensing unit senses a darkness and transfers darkness data to the control unit. The control unit performs a configured function based on the darkness data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin-Fa Wu, Yao-Chih Yang, Er-Hao Chen, Chih-Wen Su, Chen-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 9785267
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display section that displays a displayed image on a display surface based on an original image, an imaging section that captures the displayed image displayed on the display surface by the display section, a generation section that generates a difference image representing a difference between a captured image produced by the imaging section that captures the displayed image and the original image, and an instruction section that instructs the display apparatus to take a predetermined action based on a temporal change in the difference image generated by the generation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuhiro Hasu
  • Patent number: 9772770
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for configuring a tool with at least one pointing element on a screen comprising the steps of: pointing and activating (S1) a tool with a pointing element, said tool comprising a list of customizable parameters; and without releasing the pointing element, providing (S2) a first direction for selecting a customizable parameter of the list; providing (S3) a second direction for customizing a selected parameter of the list; and defining (S4) series of moves of the pointing element according to first and second direction for configuring the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventors: Frederic Letzelter, Mathieu Gunther
  • Patent number: 9766335
    Abstract: A position detection apparatus includes: an imaging portion that captures an image of a detection area for detecting indication positions of indicators; and an indicator detecting portion that detects the indication positions of the indicators based on operation image data captured by the imaging portion when indication operations by the indicators are performed in the detection area and background image data captured by the imaging portion when the indication operations by the indicators are not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hallvard Naess, Hieu Nguyen, Shinji Kubota
  • Patent number: 9753604
    Abstract: A computing device and method for managing inputs from a plurality of user input device actuators are provided. The computing device may include code stored in memory for implementing, via a processor, an actuator input module configured to receive a first actuator input from a first user input device actuator, and a second actuator input from a second user input device actuator. The computing device may further execute code to implement a window selection module configured to select a first selected window to which the first actuator input is sent according to predetermined selection rules, to select a second selected window to which the second actuator input is sent according to the predetermined selection rules, and to send the first actuator input to the first selected window and to send the second actuator input to the second selected window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Scott M. Mail, Dan Odell, Tejas Mistry, Vadim Dmitriev, Nino Aldrin Lasco Sarmiento, Pavan Davuluri
  • Patent number: 9753547
    Abstract: An interactive displaying method, a control method and an apparatus for achieving displaying of a holographic image are provided. The interactive displaying method comprises: scanning a 3D space by controlling signal transmitters arranged in a matrix to transmit signals; determining a target object in the 3D space; and determining a first position of the target object and displaying a viewable image corresponding to the target object at a second position of a display region. The control method comprises: scanning a 3D space by controlling signal transmitters arranged in a matrix to transmit signals; determining a gesture operation of a target object; determining the gesture; and executing a control operation corresponding to the gesture. The apparatus comprises a display unit, a signal detecting unit, a position determining unit and a display control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ESTAR TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Meihong Liu, Yihua Chen
  • Patent number: 9743988
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided useful in various procedures, including hair harvesting and implantation, and further including computer-implemented and/or robotic hair transplantation. Methodologies are provided which enable a tool, such as a hair harvesting or a hair implantation tool, to proceed at least under a partial computer control in a selected direction of travel along a donor or recipient area of the patient, as well as changing direction of travel based on desired harvesting and/or implantation criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: RESTORATION ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Tenney, Mohan Bodduluri, Hui Zhang
  • Patent number: 9746931
    Abstract: The input device and the input system include a hand detection means which detects the position of the hand, a body part detection means which detects positions of user's body parts such as the face, for example, a relative position calculation means which calculates a relative position of the hand with respect to body parts from hand position information being a detection result of the hand detection means and body part position information being a detection result of the body part detection means, and a gesture recognition means which recognizes a hand gesture on the basis of a change in the hand position information being the detection result of the hand detection means, wherein when a hand gesture is recognized, the operation of the input device with respect to the user's gesture is changed according to a relative position of the hand with respect to body parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Bondan Setiawan, Takashi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 9747880
    Abstract: A timing unit and method useable with a computer and user input includes a circuit and a timer. The timer establishes a reference signal having periodic occurrence and receives a trigger signal from the user input. The circuit generates information that represents the periodic occurrences of the reference signal and response timing data representing a relationship between the trigger signal and one of the occurrences. A communication channel is provided between the circuit and the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Interactive Metronome, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose M. Hernandez, Jr.