Cursor Mark Position Control Device Patents (Class 345/157)
  • Patent number: 9977472
    Abstract: A method including causing, at least in part, display of objects on a graphical user interface, where each of the objects corresponds to data or an application accessible via the graphical user interface. The method further includes causing, at least in part, display of the objects in motion on the graphical user interface based on user input and based on respective relative mass values associated with the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Taavetti Huhtala, Pertti Juhani Huuskonen
  • Patent number: 9972280
    Abstract: A display control device includes an information discriminating unit that, upon receiving from one of a plurality of input operation devices identification information of the input operation device, identification information of an application, and input instruction information for the application, outputs the received input instruction information to the corresponding application, and a display processing unit that reflects a screen transition caused by application processing based on the input instruction information on a screen of a shared display device, and the display processing unit sends information regarding screen layout of the shared display device to each of the input operation devices at predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Kubota, Takahiro Katoji
  • Patent number: 9972039
    Abstract: Examples of a method and system for collaborative and private sessions are provided. A request from a user of a collaborative shopping session is received. The user is associated with a private shopping session that allows access to an item at a special price, the special price being unavailable to non-participants of the private shopping session. Criterion is designated for the private session, the criterion indicating a completion of the private shopping session. User interactions received from a device of the user are processed. Satisfaction of the criterion is determined as a result of the processing. The private shopping session for the user is concluded based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Helen M. Gould, Edward O'Neil Garcia, Ryan Melcher, Diego Lagunas, ALvaro Bolivar, Jennifer T. Anderson, Karenina Susilo, Ryan Spoon, Alan Lewis
  • Patent number: 9972279
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus to provide an area of an image displayed on a display apparatus in a GUI form. The electronic apparatus transfers a user command related to an external apparatus to the external apparatus, and displays an area of an image displayed on the external apparatus on a display. Therefore, it is possible to display an area of an image displayed on a display apparatus in the GUI form using another display apparatus so that the user may select a desired GUI item more conveniently and more intuitively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-beom Shin, Han-chul Jung, O-jae Kwon
  • Patent number: 9972033
    Abstract: A distribution apparatus includes a receiving unit and a distributing unit. The receiving unit receives an acquisition request for a first content. The distributing unit distributes the first content displayed with a second content and control information that causes a region of the second content that does not overlap the first content to be displayed in a selectable state and causes a region of the second content overlapping the first content to be displayed so as to overlap the first content in a non-selectable state, when the acquisition request is received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuki Nakayama, Narae Lee, Tatsuaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9965033
    Abstract: Provided are method and apparatus of defining at least a portion of a vicinity area of a portable device as an input area and controlling the portable device based on a user input provided on the input area, and the portable device enabling the method, wherein the portable device includes a sensing unit configured to sense a user input in a vicinity area of the portable device, a recognizer configured to recognize a user gesture corresponding to the user input, and an output unit configured to output a control instruction corresponding to the recognized user gesture to control the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joonah Park, Du Sik Park, Tae Sung Jung
  • Patent number: 9967934
    Abstract: In order to provide a lighting control power supply that makes it possible to reduce the number of inputs required for a user when setting each of control parameters, and achieves an intuitive transition between setting input screens of each of control setting items in a plurality of lighting devices, it is configured to, when an input in a first direction is given to an input device, cause a display device to display a setting input screen related to a controller being different than before the input, and it is configured to, when an input in a second direction is given to the input device, cause the display device to display a setting input screen related to the control setting item being different than before the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: CCS Inc.
    Inventors: Kento Kubo, Eiji Itou, Yuichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9965170
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method, including: accepting, at a touch input component, touch input; rendering, on a display device, the touch input; determining, using a processor, multi-touch controlling input for controlling the touch input; mapping, using the processor, the multi-touch controlling input to a predetermined control action; and applying the control action to the touch input. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Feng, Jeffrey E. Skinner
  • Patent number: 9965095
    Abstract: An apparatus and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, an apparatus includes a display unit configured to display a first portion of content to a user. The display unit includes a display surface. A detection unit is configured to detect a distance between an interface surface and a reference point disposed along an operational tool of the user. A control unit configured to determine whether the distance falls within a threshold range, and generate a signal to display a second portion of content to the user, when the detected distance falls within the threshold range. The display unit is further configured to display the second content portion, based on the generated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Narita, Shunichi Kasahara, Ritsuko Kano
  • Patent number: 9965096
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and apparatus for processing an input using a touch screen, and an operation method of an electronic device includes: determining whether a surrounding environment of a touch screen panel has changed from a first surrounding environment to a second surrounding environment or not; and, when the surrounding environment has changed to the second surrounding environment, changing a reference voltage of the touch screen panel from a first reference voltage to a second reference voltage. Other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Won Jeon
  • Patent number: 9958967
    Abstract: A electronic device includes a display for outputting an input area related to operation of an electronic pen in response to occurrence of a specified event related to the electronic pen, and a processor configured to process a function related to the operation of the electronic pen corresponding to a specific event that occurs on the basis of the input area. An electronic device includes a display comprising an input area for receiving an event for configuring an execution attribute of an electronic pen, and a processor configured to change the execution attribute of the electronic pen if the event is detected through the input area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tae Kyoung Kang
  • Patent number: 9958962
    Abstract: A 3D pointing device and a method are disclosed to control an object on a surface and to improve the user experience when the user moves the object beyond the limits of the surface where the object can no longer be visualized. The user experience is enhanced by defining the behavior of a cursor in a margin around the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Movea
    Inventors: Pierre Grenet, Guillaume Aujay
  • Patent number: 9954858
    Abstract: A fingerprint recognition-based control method may include acquiring sensor data with a fingerprint sensor. The sensor data may be acquired by the fingerprint sensor in response to a contact between a physical object and a sensing area of the fingerprint sensor. The method may further include receiving an input through a first input receiver from among one or more input receivers. The first input receiver may be located in a vicinity of the fingerprint sensor. The method may further include verifying the sensor data to be an input fingerprint; and sensing a motion of the physical object based on the acquired sensor data and the received input, in response to a positive result of the verifying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyunjeong Lee, Chang Kyu Choi, Sungjoo Suh
  • Patent number: 9952665
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth technique for displaying an image based on eye vergence. The technique includes determining a first distance from one or more eyes of a user to a display location, and determining, based on eye gaze vectors associated with the eyes of the user, an eye convergence distance. The technique further includes causing the image to be displayed when the eye convergence distance is substantially the same as the first distance, or causing a display of the image to be terminated when the eye convergence distance is not substantially the same as the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Davide Di Censo, Stefan Marti
  • Patent number: 9953434
    Abstract: A display device includes: an input unit which has image data inputted from an image supply device; a detection unit which detects a position of an indicator and generates indicator information including information about the detected position; a setting unit which sets a mode for processing of the indicator information to a first mode or a second mode; a drawing unit which draws a second image generated on the basis of the indicator information and superimpose the second image on a first image generated on the basis of the inputted image data; a selection unit which outputs the indicator information to the drawing unit if the first mode is set and which outputs the indicator information to the image supply device if the second mode is set; and a drawing control unit which erases the second image if a switching from the first mode to the second mode is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Natori, Kyosuke Itahana
  • Patent number: 9952689
    Abstract: To allow a computer platform to provide a consistent interface for applications to use information from multi-point indirect touch input devices, an application programming interface is provided to a software interface layer that manages interaction of the system with a variety of instantiations of multi-pointer indirect touch input devices. A runtime module provides information from the indirect touch input devices to an input stack accessible by applications on the computer system. The runtime module provides mapping of contacts on the indirect touch input devices to a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Honji, Paul Millsap, Masahiko Kaneko, Eric Hebenstreit, Marc Descamp
  • Patent number: 9952660
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device that can be configured to determine that an unobtrusive gesture has been received on a first electronic device and send a signal to a second electronic device in response to the unobtrusive gesture. The first electronic device can also be configured to receive a signal from the second electronic device, determine an unobtrusive output in response to the signal, and generate an unobtrusive notification in response to the received signal. In an example, the first electronic device is a part of jewelry worn by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Atul N. Hatalkar, Anna-Marie Mansour, Fai Yeung, Norman T. Bright, Dzung D. Tran, Fu Zhou, Nicholas Moe Khosravy, Charles Carter Jernigan, Kahyun Kim, Eric Lewallen, Rowland L. Brown, James W. Lundell
  • Patent number: 9952684
    Abstract: An input apparatus is provided. The input apparatus includes a communicator configured to receive a signal from a pointing apparatus, and a controller configured to control to display the pointer on a first position of the display when a start signal is received from the pointing apparatus, and when sensed position information of the pointing apparatus is received from the pointing apparatus, the controller controls to display the pointer on a second position of the display, which corresponds to the received position information of the pointing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-seok Choi, Byung-seok Soh, Ho-june Yoo, Sang-on Choi
  • Patent number: 9946369
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display for displaying data stored on the electronic device; input means; sensing means for sensing the three-dimensional position of the input means relative to the device; and control means for controlling the data displayed on the display in dependence on the three-dimensional position of the input means relative to the device. The input means includes a source of electromagnetic radiation for directing an infrared conical beam onto the display. The sensing means can sense the elliptical eccentricity of the electromagnetic radiation incident on the display to determine the angle at which it strikes the display, and can sense the area of the electromagnetic radiation incident on the display to determine the distance of the input means from the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: POWER2B, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Michael Lipman, Sarah Michelle Lipman
  • Patent number: 9947081
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a display control system and a display control method which can rotate information displayed on a display screen as intended by a user by performing one rotating operation. A display control system according to the present invention includes: a rotating operation deciding unit which decides whether or not a rotating operation of rotating information in a state where two points are placed in touch with the information displayed on a display screen has been performed; and a display controller which, when the rotating operation deciding unit determines that the rotating operation has been performed, and when a speed of the rotation is a first threshold or more, controls to rotate the information more greatly than actual rotation performed by the rotating operation and to display the information on the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Saki Minami, Hiroki Ebina, Mitsuo Shimotani, Yasuaki Hidaki
  • Patent number: 9946435
    Abstract: A control device includes a control unit that displays a first cursor which discretely moves in response to an operation of a user and a second cursor which changes continuously on a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuo Watanabe, Ikuo Yamano, Shinpei Kameoka, Masao Kondo
  • Patent number: 9939928
    Abstract: The disclosure herein is directed to a computer mouse device, comprising: a) a base comprising a mouse device portion, front mouse pad portion, a left mouse pad portion, a right mouse pad portion, a wrist portion, one more wrist portion mounts, one or more rib mounts, a top surface and a bottom surface; b) an optical computer mouse cage comprising one or more ribs connected to the front mouse pad portion, the left mouse pad portion and/or the right mouse pad portion and traversing to the wrist portion of the base, wherein the ribs have a curved contour for accommodating an optical computer mouse positioned at the mouse pad portion grasped by a user's hand; and c) at least one wrist clamp or wrist strap connected to a left side and a right side of the wrist portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Inventor: Sandra Popescu
  • Patent number: 9921717
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments relate to techniques for generating electronic menu (eMenu) graphical user interface layouts for use in connection with electronic devices (e.g., tablets, phablets, smart phones, etc.). A virtual grid-based layout including rows and columns that together constitute regularly sized and shaped grid cells is defined. Input identifying items to be included in the eMenu is received. Each item has associated length and width dimensions corresponding to a number of grid cells. At least some of the items are flagged for inclusion in the eMenu. Those items marked for inclusion are automatically and programmatically arranged in the eMenu in the grid cells of the grid-based layout in a manner that minimizes the number of unused grid cells. A tag-based representation of the layout corresponding to the formatted eMenu is stored. The file is made available to the electronic device in enabling the formatted eMenu to be displayed thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: TouchTunes Music Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Fang, Robert R. Dykes
  • Patent number: 9916122
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for launching a mobile application using a public display device are provided. In some implementations a method for presenting content on a public display device, the method comprising: initiating, by a user device, communication with display devices; selecting a display device of the display devices; establishing communication with the selected display device; causing applications of a first group to be presented more prominently using a touchscreen of the display device and applications of a second group to be presented less prominently using the touchscreen; receiving a selection of an application of the first group; causing a user interface for the application to be presented using the touchscreen; receiving input corresponding to a portion of the user interface via the touchscreen; generating an updated user interface based on the input; and causing the updated user interface to be presented using touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Eric HC Liu
  • Patent number: 9910527
    Abstract: A method, gesture interpretation unit and touch sensing device receiving touch input data indicating touch inputs on a touch surface of the touch sensing device, wherein the touch input data comprises positioning data and pressure data for each touch input, and determining from the touch input data: first, second and third touch input from a first, a second and a third object on the touch surface, and wherein the first, second and third objects are present on the touch surface during overlapping time periods; and while continuous contact of the first, second and third objects with the touch surface is maintained: calculating a geometric center of mass, and a pressure center of mass, for the first, second and third touch inputs; comparing the GCM with the determining a movement vector based on the result of the comparison; and moving the graphical interactive object in relation to the movement vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: FlatFrog Laboratories AB
    Inventors: Nicklas Ohlsson, Andreas Olsson, Mattias Krus
  • Patent number: 9910502
    Abstract: A system has a contactless user-interface through which a user controls a functionality of the system. The contactless user-interface has a detector sub-system and a user-feedback sub-system. The contactless user-interface has an alert mode and a control mode. In the alert mode, the user-feedback sub-system has a display monitor to provide a visible acknowledgement to the user, in response to the detector sub-system having detected the presence of the user within a an alert range. The contactless user-interface transitions from the alert mode to the control mode in response to the detector sub-system detecting an initialization gesture of the user. In the control mode, the contactless user-interface controls the functionality in response to the detector subsystem detecting a control gesture of the user. The visible acknowledgement is made to mirror the movements of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Lucas Jacobus Franciscus Geurts, Johan Partomo Djajadiningrat, Jeanne De Bont, Pei-Yin Chao
  • Patent number: 9910511
    Abstract: An input apparatus is provided. The input apparatus includes a communicator configured to receive a signal from a pointing apparatus, and a controller configured to control to display the pointer on a first position of the display when a start signal is received from the pointing apparatus, and when sensed position information of the pointing apparatus is received from the pointing apparatus, the controller controls to display the pointer on a second position of the display, which corresponds to the received position information of the pointing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eun-seok Choi, Byung-seok Soh, Ho-june Yoo, Sang-on Choi
  • Patent number: 9910556
    Abstract: A method for controlling a mouse cursor in this invention includes: upon detecting an event that represents a focus was moved between plural objects displayed on a screen, identifying an object of a movement destination of the focus; identifying a position of the object of the movement destination; setting an end point to which a mouse cursor is moved, based on the identified position of the object of the movement destination; and performing first movement of the mouse cursor to a position that is nearer to the end point, plural times, until the position of the mouse cursor reaches the end point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Osamu Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 9904972
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus acquires a rendering command used to cause a rendering apparatus to render a screen and records the acquired rendering command. The information processing apparatus outputs the recorded rendering command to the rendering apparatus for rendering the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuji Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9904363
    Abstract: An input apparatus has an input unit for receiving a pressure input, a load detection unit for detecting a pressure load on the input unit, a vibration unit for vibrating the input unit, and a control unit for controlling drive of the vibration unit such that a click sensation is provided to an object pressing the input unit when the pressure load detected by the load detection unit satisfies a predetermined standard for receiving an input to the input unit and for controlling drive of the vibration unit such that the click sensation is provided to the object, after the input to the input unit is received, when the pressure load detected by the load detection unit satisfies a standard lower than the predetermined standard for receiving the input to the input unit. Thereby, a realistic click sensation similar to that obtained when a push-button switch is operated is provided when an operator operates the input unit of a pressure type, which enables a continuous input operation without a feeling of strangeness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomotake Aono, Yuta Shiokawa, Kaoru Tashiro
  • Patent number: 9904376
    Abstract: A computer mouse with an adjustable palm rest includes a main housing defined with a longitudinal direction and a traverse direction and has a carriage. A connecting base is rotatably connected to the carriage along a first axis. A supporting casing has a front wall and a rear wall. A palm-resting cover is fixed to the supporting casing. The front wall is closed to the connecting base. The supporting casing is rotatably connected to the connecting base along a second axis. The supporting casing can be arranged at different oblique angles related to the connecting base. A positioner chain is formed on a surface of the connecting base or the supporting casing and has a plurality of positioning dimples. A positioning assembly abuts against one of the dimples and retains the supporting casing at one of the oblique angles related to the connecting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRONIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pan-Chun Chao
  • Patent number: 9898106
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a touch pad; a display unit; and a processing unit configured to move a cursor shown on a screen of the display unit, depending on an amount of movement and a movement direction of a contact point of a finger of an operator on the touch pad. The processing unit differentiates an amount of movement of the cursor with respect to the amount of the movement of the contact point, for a case where the number of the contact points on the touch pad is one, and for a case where the number of the contact points on the touch pad is two or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akira Ogino, Ryota Hamabe
  • Patent number: 9898095
    Abstract: In an example, an isometric input device configured to control a user interface indicator of an electronic device includes a plurality of sensor electrodes disposed on a sensor substrate. The input device further includes a control member mechanically coupled to the sensor substrate over at least a portion of the plurality of sensor electrodes. The input device further includes a conductive support substrate and a compliant member disposed between the sensor substrate and the conductive support substrate. The input device further includes a securing component extending through the conductive support substrate and the compliant member and engaging with the control member, the securing component defining a gap between the sensor substrate and the conductive support substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Lin-Hsiang Hsieh, Chun-Hung Shen, Hui-Chu Chiu, Tzeng-Fu Kao, Jia-Hua Lu
  • Patent number: 9891806
    Abstract: A method and data processing system for linking a plurality of data structures of a data processing system with a plurality of elements of a man-machine interface (MMI) are provided. The method includes the steps: provision of an MMI with a plurality of elements, arranging a plurality of data structures in a list, selection of an element of the MMI by a user, automatic linking of a first data structure from the list with the selected element of the MMI, and setting the beginning of the list to the data structure that follows the previously linked data structure in the list. The steps of selection of an element of the MMI by a user, automatic linking of a first data structure from the list with the selected element of the MMI, and setting the beginning of the list to the data structure are carried out repeatedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: dSPACE digital signal processing and control engineering GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Schulte
  • Patent number: 9886095
    Abstract: An electronic device includes at least one laser source configured to direct laser radiation toward a user's hand. Laser detectors are configured to receive reflected laser radiation from the user's hand. A controller is coupled to the at least one laser source and laser detectors and configured to determine a set of distance values to the user's hand for each respective laser detector and based upon a time-of-flight of the laser radiation. The controller also determines a hand gesture from among a plurality of possible hand gestures based upon the sets of distance values using Bayesian probabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS SA
    Inventor: Olivier Pothier
  • Patent number: 9886131
    Abstract: A method for determining what input should be accepted by a touch sensor after intentional and accidental lift-offs and slide-offs occur when gesturing or performing a function on the touch sensor by a finger or multiple fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: CIRQUE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven H. Baker, Trevor C. Clifton, Vadim Klishko, Daniel Byrne Kondel, Richard D. Woolley
  • Patent number: 9885735
    Abstract: An illustrative example embodiment of a sensing device includes a force sensor that detects a force and provides an output indicative of the detected force. An acceleration sensor detects acceleration and provides an output indicative of the detected acceleration. A processor receives the output from the force sensor and the acceleration sensor. The processor provides an indication of a relationship between the detected force and the detected acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: OES, INC.
    Inventors: Kiet Ngo, Ashkan Rasouli, Jean-Paule Mongeau Grice
  • Patent number: 9880631
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to reduce effects of erratic motion input during operation of an instrument via a graphical user interface are described. Spatial motion input received from a user may be filtered using filter parameters obtained during a calibration procedure. The filtered motion input may be used to predict a trajectory of a cursor or object used to select an icon or text. The icon or text may be latched to the approaching cursor or object. The combination of motion smoothing and latching may improve ease-of-use of the graphical user interface for individuals having neuromuscular disorder, or users operating instruments in high-vibration environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics International N.V.
    Inventors: Prashant Pandey, Ramkumar Sivakumar
  • Patent number: 9880801
    Abstract: Media players and associated methods are described that may allow a user to navigate content or other media assets. A media player or portable media device, can include features for generating and utilizing navigation information for navigating content, such as audio books. An audio book may be analyzed to determine one or more locations within the audio book that represent chapters, paragraphs, sentences, or the like. Navigation information may be generated indicative of the one or more locations that may be used by a media player or portable media device to play content in the audio book. The navigation information may include audio clips extracted from the audio book to represent the chapters and the like. In addition, a user may navigate content in response to predetermined user motions. A media player may scroll through content based on the predetermined user motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: William Bull, Ben Rottler
  • Patent number: 9874944
    Abstract: A virtual reality device, system and methodology for video games or other applications with a foot-operated controller to allow for hands free three-dimensional movement. The foot-based controller allows users to move in all directions without using their hands, and it accepts input based on specific movements from the user, particularly from the feet, a foot and/or toes of a user. The controller can be wired or wireless for convenience, and makes the user's foot or feet the primary method of input for movement in virtual spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Pedram Khojasteh, Peymon Khojasteh
  • Patent number: 9869567
    Abstract: A sleep mode system for an electronic device can include a light source, a sensor, and a light altering component. The light altering component can rotate with one device component, such as a laptop lid, while the light source and/or sensor remain stationary with another device component, such as a laptop base. A controller can determine the orientation angle of the light altering component based on the detected light, and can put the device into or remove the device from a sleep mode based on the angle, which can reflect an open state or closed state for the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: John C. DiFonzo
  • Patent number: 9870048
    Abstract: In a head-mounted display device equipped with a display section, through which an external world can visually be recognized, the head-mounted display device includes a superimposition image display control section adapted to make the display section display a predetermined image so as to be superimposed on the external world to visually be recognized in a see-through manner, an imaging section adapted to capture an image of at least a predetermined range out of the external world visually recognized in a see-through manner, a partial image determination section adapted to determine a partial image of a predetermined range, which corresponds in position to the predetermined image, out of the captured image obtained by the imaging section, and a visibility correction section adapted to correct visibility of the predetermined image displayed by the superimposition image display control section in accordance with color information related to the partial image determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akio Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9864437
    Abstract: Disclosed is a circuit for detecting working and resting states for an optical mouse. During each frame capture, a counting unit of the digital logic circuit outputs a first counting signal to turn on a switching transistor, such that the voltage of the pixel capacitor varies from its predetermined voltage, and the counting unit starts to count. The automatic gain control module outputs a second counting signal as the voltage of the pixel capacitor varies one threshold from the predetermined voltage, such that the counting unit stops counting and outputs a counting value. A computing unit computes a difference between the counting value and a reference counting value. The optical mouse is in a resting state if the difference is equal to or smaller than a threshold difference, and otherwise the optical mouse is in a working state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING (PENANG) SDN. BHD.
    Inventors: Kwai Lee Pang, Kevin Len-Li Lim
  • Patent number: 9864905
    Abstract: An example information processing system includes a camera. The information processing system calculates, based on a camera image obtained by the camera, a position or a direction of an object (e.g., a hand of a user) included in the camera image. The information processing system instructs an output device to produce an output in accordance with the position or the direction of the object. The information processing system displays, on a display device, a guide image including a range image representing a range and an indicator image whose position or direction changes in accordance with a change in the output within the range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wataru Tanaka, Yusuke Kitazono
  • Patent number: 9864910
    Abstract: A head mounted device (HMD) includes a transparent display, sensors to generate sensor data, and a processor. The processor identifies a threat condition based on a threat pattern and the sensor data, and generates a warning notification in response to the identified threat condition. The threat pattern includes preconfigured thresholds for the sensor data. The HMD displays AR content comprising the warning notification in the transparent display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DAQRI, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Mullins, Matthew Kammerait
  • Patent number: 9857918
    Abstract: A content display control method includes displaying a content image on a screen, detecting reflection light of a beam of light reflected off the screen, the beam of light being emitted from a portable device onto the screen, selecting, based on the detected reflection light, a desired one of modes set in association with states of the reflection light changed in accordance with a distance between the screen and the portable device, detecting a user's operation in a period from selecting the mode to turning off the beam of light, based on the state of the reflection light in association with the selected mode, and controlling display of the content image on the screen based on the detected user's operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Keiju Okabayashi, Bin Chen, Yusuke Yasukawa
  • Patent number: 9851813
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling a navigational object (e.g., a cursor) using an input device are disclosed herein. A system in accordance with one embodiment includes a motion-based input device adapted to move relative to a surface. The input device has one or more force sensors capable of detecting forces acting upon the input device. The system may then move a navigational object displayed on a receiving device in relatively small increments or relatively large increments, depending upon the detected forces acting upon the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David T. Amm, Omar S. Leung
  • Patent number: 9852511
    Abstract: A method for detecting and tracking a target object is described. The method includes performing motion-based tracking for a current video frame by comparing a previous video frame and the current video frame. The method also includes selectively performing object detection in the current video frame based on a tracked parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incoporated
    Inventors: Dashan Gao, Xin Zhong, Yingyong Qi, Ning Bi
  • Patent number: 9846453
    Abstract: To provide a wearable information terminal enables to reduce power consumption and to improve operability. A wearable information terminal 1 wearable around a user's arm having a display 11, a touch pad 12 on the outside to the opposite position of the display 11 when worn on the user's arm, a sensor 13 detecting an inclination of the wearable information terminal 1 against a reference axis, and a controller 3 to show a pointer icon 110 at a position corresponding to an operation position on the display 11 when an operation to the touch pad 12 is detected and to switch the display 11 to an energy saving mode in case the inclination is within a predetermined range and the operation to the touch pad 12 is undetected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Yoshinori Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 9846486
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media are disclosed. For example, a touch-free gesture recognition system is disclosed that includes at least one processor. The processor may be configured to enable presentation of first display information to a user to prompt a first touch-free gesture at at least a first location on a display. The processor may also be configured to receive first gesture information from at least one image sensor corresponding to a first gesturing location on the display correlated to a first touch-free gesture by the user, wherein the first gesturing location differs from a location of the first display information at least in part as a result of one eye of the user being dominant over another eye of the user. In addition, the processor may be configured to determine a first offset associated with the location of the first display information and the first gesturing location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: EYESIGHT MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Itay Katz