Cursor Mark Position Control Device Patents (Class 345/157)
  • Patent number: 10293248
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating a user defined virtual space is disclosed. One or more virtual space locations and/or activities may be correlated with user specified geolocations. In some implementations, the user specified geolocations may be verified against one or more spatial requirements prior to recording the user selected space-geolocation correlations. A user request to initiate an action or activity in the virtual space may be received. Prior to executing the requested action or activity in the virtual space, the user current geolocation may be verified against that specified in a space-geolocation correlation corresponding to a virtual space location or activity indicated in the user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Kent Wakeford, Clifford J. Harrington
  • Patent number: 10299011
    Abstract: An interactive video including frames which include objects is displayed on a client computing device. A set of the objects in the interactive video has been linked to internet-accessible information external to the video during creation of the interactive video by comparing each of the objects in the interactive video with pre-defined objects stored in a database. The object is associated with internet-accessible information associated with the pre-defined objects when the object is determined to be similar to the pre-defined object. While the interactive video is playing on the display, a selection of one of the objects shown in the interactive video is received. In response to the selection, internet-accessible information linked to the selected object is displayed, where the internet-accessible information includes at least one of a link to an online e-commerce site that sells the selected object, and an advertisement associated with the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Brandon Grusd
  • Patent number: 10296095
    Abstract: Slim profile magnetic user interface devices (slim UIDs) are disclosed. A slim UID may include a slim profile housing, a movable actuator assembly having user contact surfaces on opposite sides, along with a magnet, magnetic sensor, restoration element, and processing element. User mechanical interaction with the actuator element may be sensed by the magnetic sensor and processed to generate output signals usable by a coupled electronic computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SEESCAN, INC.
    Inventor: Mark S. Olsson
  • Patent number: 10296078
    Abstract: A visual system includes one or more units, where each unit is a displaying unit or a video camera, or a combination of both, and each unit has a receiver. The unit has a transmitter which starts transmitting infrequent, short repetitive bursts if no bursts are received by the receiver; and otherwise transmits a delayed short burst synchronized to the infrequent, short repetitive bursts by the transmitter, in order to synchronize all units in the visual system to each other, while the infrequent, short repetitive bursts will not interfere nor will be interfered by the general use of remote controllers for other purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tormod Njolstad, Oystein Damhaug, Hallvard Naess, Karol Marcin Pawlak, Sverre Dale Moen
  • Patent number: 10296210
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided which includes a housing, a first plate, a second plate, and a side member, a touch screen display that includes a touch panel, the touch screen display located within the housing and exposed through at least a part of the first plate, a sensor within the housing and configured to detect an atmospheric pressure variation, a processor electrically connected with the touch screen display and the sensor, and a memory electrically connected to the processor, the memory stores instructions which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to receive a touch input caused by pressing a part of the touch screen display by using the touch screen display, monitor the atmospheric pressure variation using the sensor while receiving the touch input, and provide a changed and/or selected function of the touch screen display based on the monitored atmospheric pressure variation and the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Myoung-Dae Jin, Taewoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10298233
    Abstract: A switching control arrangement, in particular for a motor vehicle, having a movable actuating surface that interacts with a displacement element in such a way that the actuating surface can be moved substantially linearly, over at least one distance, out of an initial position and into an actuating position. The displacement element has at least one elastic element arranged so as to be clamped in place. The actuating position can be designed as a switching position, such that the actuating surface, when in the switching position, has a switching effect on a switching element, a sensor, or the like. The elastic element is designed as a planar element with a small thickness in the form of a membrane, such that it is possible for the elastic element to be elastically deflected substantially perpendicularly to the surface of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Marquardt GmbH
    Inventor: Elmar Neugart
  • Patent number: 10298993
    Abstract: A user interface for a television display includes a remote control with a touch pad. The user controls movement of an indicator by means of gestures and/or other actions performed on the touch pad. The movement of the indicator may be constrained in a horizontal and/or vertical direction. Actions by the user on the touch pad below a predetermined magnitude may be prevented from causing movement of the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SKY CP LIMITED
    Inventors: Robert Coenen, Anthony Davies, Pawel Nowakowski, Andrew Olson, Greg Fleming, Lewis Peel, Stuart Keeley, Julien Heanley
  • Patent number: 10289682
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for translating messages output by processes associated with the data processing system. Language based user activities occurring via a data processing system are tracked and automatically analyzed to determine a relative priority ordering of one or more languages used by a user performing the user activities. A sequence of preferred language translation substitutions is generated for outputting messages based on results of the analysis and is automatically applied to a received message from a process associated with the data processing system to generate a translated message using one of the preferred language translation substitutions in the sequence of preferred language translation substitutions. The translated message is output via an output device of the data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Guoyou Chen, William B. Huber, Su Liu, Jennifer D. Mulsow
  • Patent number: 10289249
    Abstract: An input device in which an input operation is performed by an operation allowing an object to contact or come close to an input surface, comprises an input operation identification means for identifying a kind of input operation based on whether or not a movement distance corresponding to a distance that the object moves on the input surface exceeds a predetermined threshold value, a touch time measurement means for measuring touch time corresponding to time during which the object contacts or comes close to the input surface, and a threshold value setting means for setting a distance threshold value. The threshold value setting means sets the distance threshold value in accordance with the touch time such that the distance threshold value with respect to the touch time which is longer than a predetermined touch time is larger than the distance threshold value with respect to the predetermined touch time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Akita, Kazufumi Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10283120
    Abstract: A method of producing output indicative of the content of speech or mouthed speech from movement of speech articulators is described. The method may including fixing a plurality of magnets respectively to a plurality of speech articulators of a human individual. Providing a support. Providing a plurality of signal magnetic field sensors. Providing at least three reference magnetic field sensors orientated differently from one another with respect to the Earth's magnetic field. The signal and reference magnetic field sensors being fixed to the support which holds the sensors in fixed spatial relationships to one another. Producing, over a period of time, a respective signal from each signal magnetic field sensor and a respective signal from each reference magnetic field sensor. Obtaining, over the period of time, for each said signal magnetic field sensor signal, a respective correction value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The University of Hull
    Inventors: James Michael Gilbert, Lam Aun Cheah, Jie Bai
  • Patent number: 10282886
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to a wearable device providing micro-visualization. A wearable electronic device may include a processor to process data; an analytic engine to analyze information relating to a received data point and to generate a micro-visualization based at least in part on the information, wherein the micro-visualization includes at least an image and an animation of the image; and one or more display screens to display the micro-visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Robert L. Vaughn
  • Patent number: 10272331
    Abstract: The present invention provides an idea to achieve a simulated experience device for video-game enabling a simulated experience for an operator to bodily feel a tactile sense corresponding to a video-game software and give a reaction by a force of the operator. By combining a doll play using a figurine, a tool and a mechanical device for creating the tactile sense corresponding to the content of the video-game and a sensory video-game operated by using human body, the tactile sense corresponding to the content of the video-game is created, the created tactile sense is felt by the operator, a reaction is given to the tactile sense felt by the operator while adjusting a force of the operator. Thus, a load is generated and the generated load is quantified as X, converting X into a button operation of a remote controller for the video-game. Accordingly, a simulated experience device for enabling the simulated experience of the tactile sense of the video-game is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Shinji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10274816
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display unit which displays an image; a detection unit which detects positions of first and second pointers on the image; a storage unit having a storage area corresponding to the pointers; a storage control unit which causes first and second virtual objects associated with the first and second pointers to be stored in the storage area, with the first and second virtual objects corresponding to first and second identifiers, respectively; and a pasting unit which pastes the first virtual object stored corresponding to the first identifier in the storage area to the image in response to an operation of the first pointer, and which pastes the second virtual object stored corresponding to the second identifier in the storage area to the image in response to an operation of the second pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koichiro Ota
  • Patent number: 10275056
    Abstract: A method for processing an input is provided. The method includes obtaining a user input through a display that is functionally connected to an electronic device, determining an angle corresponding to the user input by defining a first axis for the display as a reference axis, determining a second axis for the display as the reference axis based on at least the angle, and performing at least one event corresponding to the user input on at least one external device that is functionally connected to the electronic device, based on the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seog-Hee Jeong, Haeng-Jin Shin
  • Patent number: 10275151
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of editing text in a mobile terminal include a display unit, configured to display a text display area, a touch sensitive keypad display area, at least one text character in the text display area, and a cursor in the text display area; and at least one processor, configured to detect a first gesture in a touch input in the touch sensitive keypad display area, and control moving, upon detecting the first gesture, the cursor in the text display area, according to the touch input in the touch sensitive keypad display area. The first gesture includes a touch of a point in the touch sensitive keypad display area where no key is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yo-Han Lee, Se-Jun Song, Da-Som Lee
  • Patent number: 10275027
    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: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: NAQI LOGICS, LLC
    Inventor: David Lee Segal
  • Patent number: 10268348
    Abstract: Multiple information processing terminals, among which display data to be displayed on a display screen of one of the information processing terminals can be shared, are disclosed. The information processing terminal includes a rendering unit which renders information on the display data of the information processing terminal based on an operation of a user; a display synchronization unit which renders the information rendered by the rendering unit on the display data displayed on display screens of the information processing terminals other than the information processing terminal; a calculation unit which calculates an information amount based on the information rendered by the rendering unit; and a rendering suppression unit which suppresses rendering of the information on the display data of the information processing terminal by the rendering unit when the information amount is at least a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayuki Marushima
  • Patent number: 10268339
    Abstract: Enhanced camera-based input, in which a detection region surrounding a user is defined in an image of the user within a scene, and a position of an object (such as a hand) within the detection region is detected. Additionally, a control (such as a key of a virtual keyboard) in a user interface is interacted with based on the detected position of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Evan Hildreth
  • Patent number: 10268353
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of information processing technologies, and discloses a method and an apparatus for processing a screen dockbar, and a storage medium. The method includes: detecting an operation of dragging an icon to a current screen dockbar on the touchscreen, the icon being an icon of an application program or an icon of a folder; determining whether the number of icons placed on the current screen dockbar reaches a preset number; and in accordance with a determination that the number of icons placed on the current screen dockbar reaches a preset number: displaying a next screen dockbar with the number of icons that does not reach a preset number; and placing the dragged icon on the next screen dockbar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Cancai Yuan, Qiong Long, Jintao Qiu
  • Patent number: 10252616
    Abstract: A display device includes a display section that displays a pointer rotating around a rotation center provided in an end side and pointing to a part on a speed scale with the other end and a shadow portion displayed next to the pointer and having display density smaller than that of the pointer. A rotation center of the shadow portion is separated from the rotation center of the pointer by a certain distance. This configuration provides a display device that can implement a novel display feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10255101
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes computer-implemented methods, software, and systems, including a method for emulating a device. A set of current external device context states is identified. Each current external device context state is associated with one or more particular ones of a plurality of external devices. The external devices are used in combination to emulate operations of an emulated device. An emulated device context state corresponding to the identified set of current external device context states is determined. The determining uses an external device context state rule that maps the identified set of current external device context states to the emulated device context state. A command is generated for use by a target device in performing operations on the target device. The generating uses an emulated device context state rule that maps the determined emulated device context state to the command. The command is transmitted to the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Marek Piotr Zielinski, Jan Harm Petrus Eloff, Martin Przewloka
  • Patent number: 10254838
    Abstract: The embodiments are directed toward an architecture and communication protocol for controlling haptic output devices. According to the embodiments, a composite drive signal is generated that includes a first drive signal to be rendered by a first haptic output device, a second drive signal to be rendered by a second haptic output device, and a packet identifier. A controller includes the first haptic output device that is associated with a first user input element and the second haptic output device associated with a second user input element. The composite drive signal is transmitted to controller, and the execution order of the first and second drive signals is determined based on the packet identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srivatsav Venkatesan, Kaniyalal Shah, Andrew C. Prock, Henry Da Costa
  • Patent number: 10255485
    Abstract: An identification device includes an inputter which receives image information of a person photographed by a camera, and a controller which identifies the person and detects parts, which are at least a head and hands, of the person based on the image information, thereby identifying a motion of the person based on the identified person, the detected parts, and a motion model in which a motion of a person is registered for every person, and outputs the identified motion of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Arata
  • Patent number: 10257562
    Abstract: An image display device includes: a processor; a memory configured to store channel information corresponding to at least one channel; and at least one program which is stored in the memory and executed by the processor. The program may include instructions for controlling a display so as to move a channel indicator in a first or second direction on a channel scroll bar and to display channel information of a channel corresponding to a point at which the channel indicator is located, in response to a first input of pressing a channel-up or channel-down key for a long time, and for switching a current channel to the channel corresponding to the point at which the channel indicator is located and displaying an image corresponding to the switched channel, in response to a second input of releasing the channel-up or channel-down key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong-won Ok, Jae-oh Park, Han-soo Kim, Ji-eun Byun
  • Patent number: 10248273
    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: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventor: Darren Leigh
  • Patent number: 10248281
    Abstract: A method for controlling user input to a plurality of computer windows is provided. The method determines an input window and an output window, directs a plurality of input commands including primary and secondary input commands to the input window, determines when a user is visually focusing on the output window, and directing the secondary input commands to the output window, while the primary input commands remain directed to the input window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, James P. Gilchrist, Brendan C. Lewis, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Christopher J. Nycz
  • Patent number: 10248280
    Abstract: A method for controlling user input to a plurality of computer windows is provided. The method determines an input window and an output window, directs a plurality of input commands including primary and secondary input commands to the input window, determines when a user is visually focusing on the output window, and directing the secondary input commands to the output window, while the primary input commands remain directed to the input window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eli M. Dow, James P. Gilchrist, Brendan C. Lewis, Khaalid P. J. McMillan, Christopher J. Nycz
  • Patent number: 10248636
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, an input device, and a controller. The display displays a character input screen. The input device includes character input keys, a character delete key, and a confirmation key. When the controller detects a character input key being pressed, the controller causes a character corresponding to the character input key to be displayed on the character input screen and determines whether or not any word registered in a word table is predictable from an unconfirmed character or a character string of unconfirmed characters input of which has not been confirmed through the confirmation key. In response to a single press on the character delete key, the controller deletes a deletion start character that makes word prediction impossible, or the deletion start character and at least one unconfirmed character immediately preceding or following the deletion start character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Satoshi Ito
  • Patent number: 10242499
    Abstract: A computer program product for overlaying geographic map data onto a live feed is provided. The computer program product includes a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith. The program instructions are readable and executable by a processing circuit to cause the processing circuit to approximate fluid depth on fixed points in a live feed to calculate discrete depth readings, combine the discrete depth readings with a contour map associated with the live feed to generate a fluid depth map and combine the fluid depth map with the live feed to produce an augmented reality image including the fluid depth map superimposed onto the live feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Donald L. Bryson, Eric V. Kline, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10238959
    Abstract: Apparel is disclosed that can be worn to assist an interactive game in tracking the movement of the wearer. More particularly, the apparel may include one or more tracking marks formed of designs, patterns, or reflective materials that can be easily tracked by an interactive game employing one or more cameras or other detectors for detecting a change in position of an object. The apparel may take the form of, for example, hats, shirts, jackets, pants, gloves, and shoes. The apparel may use reflective materials, and the interactive game can employ a camera and a light source configuration where the camera is located within the observation angle of a player employing retroreflective materials reflecting light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Shum, Thomas Foxen, James Meschter
  • Patent number: 10238978
    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: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akio Ikeda, Ryoji Kuroda, Masahiro Urata, Kuniaki Ito
  • Patent number: 10237330
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for transferring data from a first mobile device to another device by determining a set comprising one or more items, initiating a first transfer of at least some data associated with at least one of the one or more items to the other device, detecting an interaction with the set, and enabling a second transfer of additional data associated with the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Dan Zacharias Gärdenfors, Michael Erik Winberg, Emil Wasberger
  • Patent number: 10232714
    Abstract: An actuating element, actuator device, and a control device are included in an operating device for a motor vehicle. The actuating element detects a user actuation and is movably mounted. The actuator device has an electromagnet and a permanent magnet. The control device applies a first electrical current to the electromagnet, by which the electromagnet applies a first magnetic force to the permanent magnet, which deflects the actuating element out of a rest position. The deflection of the actuating element can be felt as a brief jolt without reverberation. An elastically deformable restoring device presses or pulls the actuating element with a restoring force toward the rest position against a mechanical stop element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Michael Wachinger
  • Patent number: 10235780
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for data exploration. An application is provided for execution on a client computer to display a plurality of data fields associated with one or more data sources, receive user input specifying a set of one or more graph parameters based on one or more selected data fields, generate a graph model, and transmit a continuous query request corresponding to the graph model. In response to receiving the continuous query request from the application, a continuous query is generated and stored in association with the graph model. The continuous query is periodically executed to generate a plurality of computed result sets over time by accessing the one or more data sources. A selected computed result set is provided to the application. The application is configured to render a graph in the graph rendering interface based on the selected computed result set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Noon, Christopher Park, Walter Kim
  • Patent number: 10235874
    Abstract: A remote control method, and a remote control system and a gateway for implementing the method are provided. The method includes receiving, by a remote control device, a plurality of ultra-wideband signals transmitted by a main control device to calculate position data; calculating, by the remote control device, rotation vector data according to detection data of the remote control device; transmitting, by the remote control device, the rotation vector data and the position data to the main control device to allow the main control device to identify an electronic device the remote control device aims at and transmit control information corresponding to the electronic device to the remote control device according to the rotation vector data and the position data; and displaying, by the remote control device, a control interface for controlling the electronic device according to the received control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nien-Chih Wang, Wei-Hua Hao, Tien-Chu Chang
  • Patent number: 10235412
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting, representing, and interpreting three-space input are described. Embodiments of the system, in the context of an SOE, process low-level data from a plurality of sources of spatial tracking data and analyze these semantically uncorrelated spatiotemporal data and generate high-level gestural events according to dynamically configurable implicit and explicit gesture descriptions. The events produced are suitable for consumption by interactive systems, and the embodiments provide one or more mechanisms for controlling and effecting event distribution to these consumers. The embodiments further provide to the consumers of its events a facility for transforming gestural events among arbitrary spatial and semantic frames of reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Oblong Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John S. Underkoffler, Kwindla Hultman Kramer
  • Patent number: 10234909
    Abstract: A portable device with improved camera functionality is provided. The portable device includes a second housing rotatably coupled to a hinge device in a first housing, and a front-rear camera mounted to a first region of the second housing. An opening may be located in a second region of the first housing overlapping with the first region when the second housing is in a state of being folded to the first housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Sang-Bum Youm
  • Patent number: 10234954
    Abstract: A remote control apparatus comprises an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of the body of a user by photographing the image, a location calculation unit for calculating coordinate data representing the locations of a first coordinate (eye) and a second coordinate (a finger or a pointer) of the body of the user by means of the image received from the image acquisition unit, and a match confirmation unit for checking whether the locations of the first and second coordinates of the body of the user match the extended connecting straight line, the coordinates having been confirmed on the basis of the camera lens-based coordinate data calculated in the location calculation unit, and if the match is confirmed, then concluding the setup intention of the user to be an affirmative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: VTOUCH CO., LTD
    Inventor: Seok-joong Kim
  • Patent number: 10228847
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for displaying content on a touch screen of the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a touch screen configured to selectively display a keypad and a search list area, wherein a search list present in the search list area is generated according to data entered via the keypad; and a processor coupled to the touch screen. The processor is configured to, in response to an input signal generated in the search list area and received by the touch screen, control the touch screen to hide the keypad that is currently displayed on the touch screen and enlarge the search list area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Yuan-Mao Tsui
  • Patent number: 10228785
    Abstract: An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes a touch interface configured to display a screen comprising an ultrasound image of an object, and receive a user touch on the ultrasound image; and a controller configured to acquire a seed point, at which the user touch is sensed, acquire shape information of the object, and perform a control to display, on the ultrasound image, a touch point corresponding to the user touch, the touch point being determined based on the seed point and the shape information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myong-woo Lee, Jong-geun Park, Ki-won Sohn
  • Patent number: 10229680
    Abstract: Methods and systems for resolving entities using multi-modal functionality are described herein. Voice activated electronic devices may, in some embodiments, be capable of displaying content using a display screen. Contextual metadata representing the content rendered by the display screen may describe entities having similar attributes as an identified intent from natural language understanding processing. When natural language understanding processing attempts to resolve one or more declared slots for a particular intent, matching slots from the contextual metadata may be determined, and the matching entities may be placed in an intent selected context file to be included with the natural language understanding's output data. The output data may be provided to a corresponding application for causing one or more actions to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kellen Gillespie, Melanie Chie Bomke Gens
  • Patent number: 10222869
    Abstract: Generally, this disclosure provides systems, devices, methods and computer readable media for state machine based pointing control. A method may include receiving a position estimate of a first location associated with a first portion of a pointing device and a position estimate of a second location associated with a second portion of the pointing device; calculating a vector from the estimated position of the first location to the estimated position of the second location; and resolving the vector into a first distance component (Dx) and a second distance component (Dy), the Dy component orthogonal to the Dx component. The method may further include tracking temporal changes of the Dx and Dy components; updating an interaction state based on a rate of change of the Dx and Dy components; and moving a cursor position on a display element screen based on the temporal change and the interaction state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Amit Moran
  • Patent number: 10220412
    Abstract: A vibration motor is provided. The vibration motor includes a shell, a vibrating component disposed in the shell, coils secured in the shell and elastic connectors which are used to support the vibrating component elastically. The vibrating component comprises a mass block, a first magnet steel assembly and a second magnet steel assembly received in the mass block. The coils comprise a first coil disposed opposite to the first magnet steel assembly and a second coil disposed opposite to the second magnet steel assembly. The driving force generated by the first magnet steel assembly and the first coil can drive the vibration motor to vibrate along a first direction, while the driving force generated by the second magnet steel assembly and the second coil can drive the vibration motor to vibrate along a second direction, wherein the first direction and the second direction intersects to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Lubin Mao, Fei Hou
  • Patent number: 10223741
    Abstract: A system server includes a database of two-dimensional images and a processor coupled to a hardware memory with instructions that in response to execution by the processor direct performance of operations. The operations include generating a digital model from the images in the database and communicating a first portion of the digital model as an enhanced view to a user device. The first portion corresponds to a first line of sight orientation of the user device as measured by an orientation sensor. The operations include receiving a signal based on sensor data measured by the orientation sensor. The signal indicates movement of the user device from the first line of sight orientation to a second line of sight orientation. In response, the method includes communicating a second portion of the digital model to the user device that corresponds to the second line of sight orientation of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Marcus Shelksohn, Fernando Villarreal, Khashayar Dehdashtinejad, Matthew Wolf, Jordan Springstroh, Jonathan Zhang, Yuquan Yang, Xiaoming Zhang, Zoran Dukic
  • Patent number: 10216288
    Abstract: The operability is improved when an operation for moving a cursor to a target position is carried out by a controller which outputs operation amount data associated with an operation amount vector representative of a direction and a magnitude of the operation. An operation amount component specification unit specifies, on the basis of the operation amount data, the magnitude of a first operation amount component and the magnitude of a second operation amount component. A movement amount component determination unit determines the magnitude of a first movement amount component and the magnitude of a second movement amount component. A cursor position changing unit changes the position of the cursor from a current position of the cursor to a position spaced by the magnitude of the first movement amount component in a first disposition direction and spaced by the magnitude of the second movement amount component in a second disposition direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Masaki Takase, Junichi Naoi
  • Patent number: 10203779
    Abstract: A method and structure for receiving user input utilizing a round interactive device, where the round interactive device comprises a rotating bezel around a round capacitive touch screen that is attached to a uniquely designed base with push button functionality, all of which combined allow for user inputs to provide feedback regarding customer experiences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Nicholas George Arthur Marshall
  • Patent number: 10203764
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer-readable media for triggering actions based on touch-free gesture detection are disclosed. The disclosed systems may include at least one processor. A processor may be configured to receive image information from an image sensor, detect in the image information a gesture performed by a user, detect a location of the gesture in the image information, access information associated with at least one control boundary, the control boundary relating to a physical dimension of a device in a field of view of the user, or a physical dimension of a body of the user as perceived by the image sensor, and cause an action associated with the detected gesture, the detected gesture location, and a relationship between the detected gesture location and the control boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Eyesight Mobile Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Itay Katz, Ofer Affias
  • Patent number: 10204455
    Abstract: Technology for virtual reality device for avoiding collisions during a virtual reality experience. The virtual reality device comprises an accelerometer configured to sense an acceleration of the virtual reality device and a gyroscope configured to sense an angular velocity and orientation of the virtual reality device. Further comprising one or more proximity sensors configured to detect an object. A processor may be configured to receive data from the one or more proximity sensors and predict a potential collision between a user of the virtual reality device and the object detected by the one or more proximity sensors. An alarm may generate an alert regarding the potential collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Zhen Yao, Suraj Sindia, Songnan Yang
  • Patent number: 10200133
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods relating to interfacing and controlling external batteries are described. In one embodiment, an external battery is integrated with a touch screen display. In one embodiment, the external battery provides an infrared communication link with a detachable device or system controller. In one embodiment, the external battery touch screen interface provides data received from a detachable device or system controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TC1 LLC
    Inventors: Eric Lee, Ethan Petersen, Joseph Stark, Ian McCutcheon, Steve Reichenbach
  • Patent number: 10198082
    Abstract: A position input device includes a coordinate system setting unit that uses position and orientation of the head of an operator in a first coordinate system to set a second coordinate system in a space including the operator, where a position on the face of the operator is designated as an origin, a transformation matrix calculation unit that calculates a transformation matrix from the first to the second coordinate system, a transformation matrix update unit that updates the transformation matrix according to a result obtained by transforming a coordinate indicating a position of the fingertip of the operator in the first coordinate system with the transformation matrix, and an indication straight line calculation unit that calculates a straight line passing through the origin of the second coordinate system and the position of the fingertip based on the transformation matrix and the position of the fingertip in the first coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Nobuhiro Nonogaki