Cursor Mark Position Control Device Patents (Class 345/157)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 10198820
    Abstract: Implementations generally relate to object based image editing. In some implementations, a method includes segmenting an image into object data by identifying one or more object classifications in the image and storing at least one locator for one or more regions of the image corresponding to each instance of the object classification. The method further includes receiving a selection of a representative portion of the segmented image from a user, and matching the representative portion with the object data to determine at least one matched object classification associated with the representative portion. The method further includes presenting the user with one or more of the matched object classifications for the user to instruct one or more edit operations to be applied to at least one object represented by the matched object classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Peter Joseph McNerney, Nolan Andrew Miller
  • Patent number: 10192290
    Abstract: An online community offering communication, guidance, and features used to enhance photographs to reveal eyes, faces, images, religious iconery, spirits, animals and more is presented herein. Each of the revealed images is already embedded in every photograph. The present invention allows users to reveal those images. The processes for revealing hidden images involve removing different layers of the photograph to enhance what is already there and hidden, hence revealing the hidden spiritual images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Sheri Engler
  • Patent number: 10191630
    Abstract: A touch interface includes a display screen. The interface detects an approach and a position of a finger of a user with respect to the screen. The interface displays on the screen at least one graphical element associated with a touch-selection zone, surrounding an anchor point of the graphical element on the screen. The interface estimates a trajectory of a point of the finger and an impact point of the trajectory on the screen, and moves the graphical element in the direction of the impact point, when a distance between the anchor point and the impact point falls below a first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: RENAULT s.a.s.
    Inventor: Stephane Regnier
  • Patent number: 10191282
    Abstract: When an imaging apparatus (30) captures an image of a finger performing an operation on a visual confirmation screen (S2), an operation determining unit (73) of a computer display device (1) mounted on eyeglasses (10) determines the contents of the operation performed by the finger based on image data obtained by the imaging apparatus (30). A positional data generating unit (74) generates positional data of the finger based on the image data. Based on data concerning the determined contents of the operation performed by the finger, the generated positional data of the finger, and reference data concerning the visual confirmation screen stored in a storage unit (90), an input control unit (76) determines the contents of an inputted instruction corresponding to the operation performed by the finger, and controls an original screen to be displayed on an display apparatus (20) in accordance with the determined contents of the inputted instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10194132
    Abstract: A television for presenting video content in 3D has a video display controlled by a processor to present video content in a video plane and a user interface (UI) in a graphics plane. The processor receives input indicating a viewer desire to virtually move the UI up or back along a z-axis that is perpendicular to the video plane and responsive to the input change the location of the UI on the z-axis. This may done by altering image disparity produced to create a 3D effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Shintani
  • Patent number: 10191562
    Abstract: A pointing device includes a casing, a tactile sense presentation section, and a sensor section. The sensor section detects an operation for the casing and outputs an operation signal for controlling a movement of a pointer on a screen. The control apparatus includes an area setting section and a signal generation section. The area setting section sets a first area that belongs to an inside of a display area of an object on the screen, a second area that belongs to an outside of the display area of the object, and a third area that belongs to a boundary portion between the first area and the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Ito, Hideo Kawabe, Takeshi Maeda, Kousuke Seki
  • Patent number: 10191573
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pointer display device, including, a touch panel provided on a display screen of a display section, a pointer display section configured to detect a contact point in a touch operation on the touch panel and to display a pointer in an area containing the contact point, and a hotspot detection section configured to detect as a hotspot a position corresponding to one part of the pointer exclusive of the contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eijiro Mori, Takuo Ikeda, Ken Yano
  • Patent number: 10192335
    Abstract: A system and method for highlighting a portion of a displayed presentation. The invention includes a first electronic device for generating a presentation for remote display; and a second electronic device for identifying a portion of the presentation for highlighting and for transmitting the identified portion of the presentation to the first electronic device. The first electronic device receives the transmitted identified portion of the presentation and generates an enhanced copy of the identified portion on the remote display as part of the presentation. The enhanced copy of the identified portion on the remote display is magnified, colored, outlined or otherwise converted to contrast with the remainder of the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Wellen
  • Patent number: 10183218
    Abstract: A removable joystick for use with a video game controller includes a base shaft that is coupled to a joystick unit in the housing of the video game controller so that the proximal end of the base shaft extends to a location at or below an outer surface of the housing. A top shaft assembly is removably coupleable to the base shaft. The top shaft assembly includes a top shaft with a proximal end that removably couples to a joystick ball. The top shaft assembly also includes a collar that is spring loaded and movably coupled to the top shaft and has a flange that extends outward from the outer surface of the collar. The top shaft assembly removably couples to the base shaft via a quick disconnect assembly. When the top shaft assembly is disconnected from the base shaft, the flange of the collar engages and retains a dust cover disposed over the collar to inhibit misplacement or loss of the dust cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventor: Bradley M. Strahle
  • Patent number: 10185406
    Abstract: A method for generating a control signal to control an information technology device includes the following steps: (1) capturing, using an image sensor, a current control image of a light source of a remote controller positioned within a field of view of the image sensor; (2) identifying, within the current control image, a current location of light emitted from the light source; (3) determining movement between (a) the current location of the light emitted from the light source and (b) a previous location of the light emitted from the light source determined from a previously captured image; (4) generating a movement control signal based upon the movement; and (5) sending the movement control signal to the information technology device. The method is executed, for example, by a movement control module of an information technology device input system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: OmniVision Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Li, Jizhang Shan
  • Patent number: 10185462
    Abstract: A control unit, method and computer program product cooperate to provide a controllable depth of display of at least a part of a graphical user interface. Moreover, the control unit includes a control circuit that controls a depth display of an icon, which may be a user-selectable icon, as part of the graphical user interface. The control circuit changes the depth of display of the icon when an object is detected as approaching the display. In this way, a user is provided with visual feedback when the user is interacting with the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Maiko Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10175882
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for dynamically calibrating a virtual Braille keyboard implemented on a touch screen is provided. The virtual Braille keyboard includes a plurality of virtual keys each associated with a corresponding finger of a user and with a variable key location on the touch screen. The method includes detecting typing events, each involving one or more of the fingers of the user contacting the touch screen at corresponding touch locations and defining one or more active fingers for the typing event. The method also includes updating, in real-time, the variable key location of the virtual key associated with each active finger in view of the corresponding touch location detected during a current one of the typing events. A computer-implemented method for reinitializing a calibration of a virtual Braille keyboard for a single one of the two hands of a user is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Technologies Humanware Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic R. Labbé, Grégory Saint-Jean, Gregory Stilson, Maryse Legault, Maude Giasson
  • Patent number: 10175828
    Abstract: A method for authenticating capacitive touch, executed through a system interworking with a capacitive touch screen supporting multi-touch, comprises receiving touch point information for touch points recognized as multi-touch through the capacitive touch screen, reading the touch point information and identifying a specified touch point corresponding to any one specified touch portion fixed and arranged in a previously specified position in design among touch portions of a touch device in which capacitively touchable touch portions are arranged according to a previously designed unique geometric relationship, coordinate-rotating the touch points or a geometric relationship for the touch points to match a designed geometric relationship based on a reference point corresponding to the specified touch point, and authenticating whether the coordinate-rotated geometric relationship matches the designed geometric relationship within a tolerance range or identifying the designed geometric relationship matching the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: 12CM GLOBAL PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong-Gyoun Han, Jae-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10168787
    Abstract: A method for the target recognition of target objects, in particular for the target recognition of the operating elements in a motor vehicle are disclosed herein. The method (and systems which incorporate the method) may employ various gaze tracking device, hand tracking devices, and combine inputs from the two based on a methodology for correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander van Laack, Paul O. Morris, Oliver Kirsch
  • Patent number: 10168880
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-accessible medium for modifying a parameter which can receive a single input associated with at least two different points in space, determine a modification factor based on the single input, and modify the parameter(s) having at least two components based on the modification factor. The modification factor can be determined by an angle created by a line or a vector between a start point and an end point and either the x-axis or the y-axis. The input can be generated by a user making a gesture on a screen using a finger, or by a mouse, stylus, track pad, or other motion sensor. The parameter can be a Red/Green/Blue parameter or a sound equalizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Jerome Dewhurst
  • Patent number: 10169493
    Abstract: The disclosed method for manipulating a computer aided design (CAD) model includes the computer-implemented steps of a user determining one or more entities in a CAD model with a cursor, determining a set of adequate user action(s) to execute on the entities and providing a suggestion menu which contains the set of adequate user actions, partly determined by previously executed user actions. A second method for manipulating a CAD model includes the computer-implemented steps of a user determining one or more entities with a cursor, determining a set of adequate user actions to execute on the entities and providing a suggestion menu which contains the set of adequate user actions, partly determined by a geometric analysis on any of the entities in an area within a predetermined proximity of the cursor. A computer program product and server for manipulating a CAD model are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bricsys NV
    Inventors: Pieter Clarysse, Shivdeep Garud, Hans De Backer
  • Patent number: 10168802
    Abstract: Active position indicator comprising a movable tip element (10) configured to be displaced from an initial position in a displacement direction by a tip displacement depending on the force acting on a tip (3) arranged on a distal end of the tip element (10); a force sensor for detecting a force acting on the tip (3) comprising an elastic element acting on the tip element (10) against the tip displacement; wherein the elastic element is a leaf spring (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Silicon SA
    Inventors: Hussein Ballan, Paolo Cella, Jean-Daniel Carrard, Marc Pastre, Tristan Reimann
  • Patent number: 10171862
    Abstract: A method and system for improving an interactive video search is provided. The method includes receiving, by a remote control, data including video object based questions. The remote control comprises a memory, a display, and a light fidelity device. The data is stored in the memory. A command associated with the data is received from a user based on video data being presented via a video presentation device and video object based questions are presented. In response, a selection for a question of the video object based questions is received. A light source is enabled such that a light is visible on the video object being presented via the video presentation device. The video object is identified and an Internet based search associated with locating answers to the question is executed. Information associated with the question is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Vijay K. Ananthapur Bache, Vijay Ekambaram, Sarbajit Rakshit, Saravanan Sadacharam
  • Patent number: 10162429
    Abstract: A gesture-enabled keyboard and method are defined. The gesture-enabled keyboard includes a keyboard housing including one or more keyboard keys for typing and a pair of stereo camera sensors mounted within the keyboard housing, a field of view of the pair of stereo camera sensors projecting substantially perpendicularly to the plane of the keyboard housing. A background of the field of view is updated when one or more alternative input devices are in use. A gesture region including a plurality of interaction zones and a virtual membrane defining a region of transition from one of the plurality of interaction zones to another of the plurality of interaction zones is defined within the field of view of the pair of stereo camera sensors. Gesture interaction is enabled when one or more gesture objects are positioned within the gesture region, and when one or more alternative input devices are not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tarek El Dokor
  • Patent number: 10156968
    Abstract: Displaying a recommended page by a terminal device may include page presenting recommended information being displayed. Click information of a click operation is captured, which is performed by a user on a display area of the recommended information via a display screen. The page includes a calculated hotspot range. The hotspot range is a range determined after analyzing previous click information and valid information, where a valid click probability is greater than a probability set value. Whether the click operation is valid may be determined based on the click information and the hotspot range. When determining that the click operation is valid, a request for obtaining the recommended page corresponding to the recommended information may be transmitted to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Bin Zhou, Sen Sheng
  • Patent number: 10156928
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with extended user touch input are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include a touch input driver to detect and report user touch inputs through a touch-sensitive screen of the apparatus. Further, the touch input driver is to provide support for user touch input at an extended point or area of the touch-sensitive screen beyond an actual touch point or area of the touch-sensitive screen. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 10155170
    Abstract: A gaming device has a holding portion comprising a left side portion and a right side portion configured to detachably hold an electronic device that includes an input device located on a control surface of the electronic device and configured to receive user input. The gaming device includes a first input device configured to receive directional input, second through sixth input devices, a cross key configured to receive user input and located on the first surface of a left side portion, and an arrangement of four input buttons configured to receive user input and located on the first surface of the right side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Ikeda, Ryoji Kuroda, Masahiro Urata, Kuniaki Ito
  • Patent number: 10152115
    Abstract: An application control system and method using generated position information of a control device and adapted for use with a display is disclosed. The control device may be conveniently held by a user. An imager is employed to image the control device to detect reference fields and generate position information. This information is used by the control device to control an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: I-Interactive LLC
    Inventor: David L. Henty
  • Patent number: 10154224
    Abstract: This utility model relates to a remote controller for televisions, video recorders/players comprising a housing having an upper and lower shells, said upper shell being provided with a plurality of different slots adapted to receive different sizes of push buttons, and a printed circuit board with electronic parts disposed inside said housing, characterized in that a circular channel adjustment control and a volume adjustment control traversing respective slots on said upper shell, each of said circular channel and volume adjustment control being pivotally secured to said housing, and each being provided with opposing forward lug and rear lug protruding outwardly from the periphery thereof and in communication with said printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Dante Ramel Olivar
  • Patent number: 10152184
    Abstract: An indicator detecting device that can limit input by an indicator to a partial region within a panel surface is provided. The indicator detecting device includes a sensor having a detecting region for detecting a finger. The sensor outputs an output signal corresponding to a position indicated by the finger in the detecting region. The indicator detecting device includes a position calculating processor that calculates a value indicating the position based on the output signal. The indicator detecting device includes a controller that performs signal processing corresponding to the position based on the calculated value. When a plurality of calculated values indicate that the finger has designated a region within the detecting region, the controller performs different processing of the calculated value indicating a position corresponding to the inside of the designated region than that indicating a position corresponding to the outside of the designated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Wacom Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10152216
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method control applications in the electronic device. A plurality of applications are executed in a foreground and a background. The number of touch points input to a touch screen are detected to select an application according to the detected number of the touch points. A touch gesture is detected for controlling the selected application, and the selected application is controlled according to the detected touch gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaehoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10146397
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system, method and computer program product for a graphic user interface (GUI) comprising: a GUI controller for controlling a GUI; a graphical cursor engine for projecting a mouse cursor on to a GUI and responsive to a user moving and controlling a mouse to select the graphical controls; a user action recorder for recording sequences of user actions in the GUI in a database of user sequences for a plurality of GUI user sessions; a next action engine for determining, in a particular GUI user session, a next action with the highest probability for a particular GUI based on one or more recorded sequences for that GUI in the database of user sequences and user past actions in that session; and a biasing engine for biasing graphical cursor movement towards the next action with the highest probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew S. Feltham, James K. Hook, Hamish C. Hunt, Nicholas K. Lincoln
  • Patent number: 10146311
    Abstract: Embodiments hereof relate a system that includes a processor and a haptic peripheral with a haptic output device. The processor is configured to receive an audio file, or a haptic file generated from the audio file, that includes a first channel having a first set of control parameters to generate a first haptic effect and a second channel having a second set of control parameters to generate a second haptic effect and to output a control signal that includes the first and second sets of control parameters for the haptic effect. The haptic output device is configured to receive the control signal from the processor and to output the haptic effect to the haptic peripheral. In an embodiment, the haptic output device is coupled to a bi-directional trigger and the control parameters move the trigger in opposing directions. In another embodiment, the control parameters generate different timelines of haptic effects to a user input element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Rihn, Henry Da Costa
  • Patent number: 10140633
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for placing content in a user interface depending upon a likely location of the gaze of a user. Coordinates are determined that correspond to an area of interest in a viewport of a first user interface. At least one content item of interest is identified and the content items of interest placed in the area of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Daniel Jaye, Elmore Eugene Pope, Michael L. Brundage
  • Patent number: 10140013
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for calculating a virtual touch position that is off the physical touch screen display. A user may provide a first swiping gesture in a main portion of a physical touch screen display, and an extended swiping gesture within a predefined threshold distance of an edge of the physical touch screen display. The extended swiping gesture is a continuation of the first swiping gesture. The virtual touch position may be calculated based on a trajectory of the first swiping gesture and/or the distance of the extended swiping gesture. An extended swiping gesture may continue around the edges to enable calculation of a virtual touch position regardless of size constraints of the physical touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: James D. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10130882
    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: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: John W. Howard, Brian G. Howard, Jeremy R. Howa