Cursor Mark Position Control Device Patents (Class 345/157)
  • Patent number: 11366533
    Abstract: Disclosed is a four-dimensional touch pad module including a touch pad, a division boundary layer divided into a center touch pad area and respective side touch pad areas; a side button for performing a corresponding side button function by pressing a side touch pad, an FPCB having a touch pad FPCB connection part and a side button contact point respectively formed thereon, and an upper/lower housing, enabling short-distance pointing to be performed alone via the center touch pad and enabling long-distance pointing to be performed in parallel via a combination of the center touch pad and the side touch pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: BLD CO., LTD
    Inventors: Euy Sub Hyun, Tae Hoo Jung
  • Patent number: 11368611
    Abstract: A control method of a camera device includes receiving audio data transmitted by an acoustic-electric device via Bluetooth communication and mixing the audio data with the video data to produce a video with audio. The audio data is recorded by the acoustic-electric device during a process of capturing video data by the camera device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xianlong Cen, Gaoping Bai
  • Patent number: 11360652
    Abstract: Mechanisms are described for receiving touch inputs on a touch screen display in a way that does not obscure the images and content presented on the display. Content, including selectable elements, is displayed in a main portion of a display, where as an input region that does not overlap with the main portion is provided on the display for receiving touch input selecting particular selectable elements. An extrapolated touch input in the main portion of the display is determined based on the location of the touch input in the input region, such that selection of a particular selectable element may be accomplished when the location of the extrapolated touch input coincides with the location of the selectable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Kenton Lyons
  • Patent number: 11363500
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transitioning a call between two devices are disclosed herein. An origin device for the call is determined based on a first position of an ultra-wideband (UWB) device. A destination device for the call is then determined based on a second position of the UWB device. The UWB device sends transition commands to both the origin device and the destination device, each transition command including an identifier of the other device. Using the identifier of the origin device, the destination device connects to the call the origin device is currently participating in. When the origin device detects that the destination device has connected to the call, the origin device disconnects from the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies
    Inventors: Peter Andrew Matsimanis, Igor Gurovski, Pascal Alexander Bentioulis, Tahir Turan Caliskan, Per Ingemar Kristiansson, Per-Erik Bergstrom
  • Patent number: 11347525
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling the content of a user device in response to an audible request is disclosed. The system and method include an intelligent voice assistant that can control viewable content of the user device in response to a user's request. The system and method can also be used to sync content between a user and a service representative when either the user or service representative make an audible request to sync content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Richard Daniel Graham, Ruthie D. Lyle
  • Patent number: 11347323
    Abstract: An input method for a virtual keyboard includes: in response to acquiring a click operation on the virtual keyboard, determining a click position of the click operation; determining a first probability that the click operation belongs to each key based on the click position and a current response region corresponding to each key in the virtual keyboard; determining a second probability that the click operation belongs to each key based on an input character sequence; and determining a target key corresponding to the click operation based on the first probability and the second probability for each key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU INTERNATIONAL TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiaofei Wang, Gang Qiao, Ting Li
  • Patent number: 11347309
    Abstract: An electronic interaction device may include an image sensor, a display, a storage device, a memory storing instructions, and a processing unit including one or more processors. The one or more processors may be configured to: receive at least one image of a predetermined space adjacent the electronic interaction device, identify a plurality of persons in the predetermined space adjacent the electronic interaction device, generate a positional mapping of the predetermined space adjacent the electronic interaction device, identify a user and one or more onlookers, extract eye tracking information corresponding to the one or more onlookers, calculate one or more points of focus representing a point at which one of the one or more onlookers is looking, determine whether any of the one or more points of focus is within a predetermined zone of interest of the electronic interaction device, and alert the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Medeiros, Chelsea Shi
  • Patent number: 11341312
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium including computer-executable instructions providing a method of displaying arrays of computer-readable files, the method comprising causing a first array of computer-readable files to be displayed, said first array of computer-readable files being displayed along a timeline according to a first timescale; causing a second array of computer-readable files to be displayed, said second array of computer-readable files being displayed along a timeline according to a second timescale. An interface, a computerized system and a method for providing same is also disclosed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: 9224-5489 QUEBEC INC.
    Inventor: Mathieu Audet
  • Patent number: 11334158
    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: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: NAQI LOGIX INC.
    Inventor: David Lee Segal
  • Patent number: 11334175
    Abstract: To provide an information output system and an information output method capable of providing appropriate information for the user's current situation. The operation device comprises a state detection section for detecting a posture of the operation device, and a state information transmission section for transmitting state information to a home-use computer based on the state detected by the state detection section. The home-use computer outputs information depending on the state information transmitted by the state information transmission section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Ken Kutaragi
  • Patent number: 11334173
    Abstract: A peripheral devices switch, a peripheral device, and a keyboard configured to be connected to a plurality of host computers. The peripheral devices switch configured to be coupled to at least one set of peripheral devices and to a plurality of host computers. A color is assigned to each host computer and the at least one set of peripheral devices illuminates at least one polychromatic light source with the color that is assigned to an active host computer. A peripheral device interface to interface between the peripheral device and the peripheral devices switch may be a composite interface comprises two independent interface protocols either by sharing a single connector and cable but having separate pins in the connector and corresponding wires in the cable, or by having a separate cable and separate connector to each one of said interface protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: HIGH SEC LABS LTD.
    Inventor: Aviv Soffer
  • Patent number: 11327630
    Abstract: Devices, methods, systems, and media are described for selecting virtual objects for user interaction in an extended reality environment. Distant virtual objects are brought closer to the user within a virtual 3D space to situate the selected virtual object in virtual proximity to the user's hand for direct manipulation. A virtual object is selected by the user based on movements of the user's hand and/or head that are correlated or associated with an intent to select a specific virtual object within the virtual 3D space. As the user's hand moves in a way that is consistent with this intent, the virtual object is brought closer to the user's hand within the virtual 3D space. To predict the user's intent, hand and head trajectory data may be compared to a library of kinematic trajectory templates to identify a best-matched trajectory template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taslim Arefin Khan, Szu Wen Fan, Changqing Zou, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 11327594
    Abstract: To provide a new force sense presenting technique utilizing illusion. A force sense presenting object includes: a first object that includes a first surface which is magnetized with a first texture including an S-pole region and an N-pole region; and a second object that includes a second surface which is magnetized with a second texture including an S-pole region and an N-pole region. An acting subject touches at least either one of the first object and the second object and performs an operation for changing a relative positional relation between the first surface and the second surface or/and an action for changing the relative positional relation between the first surface and the second surface while keeping the first surface and the second surface in contact with or close to each other, and thereby the acting subject perceives bumpiness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kentaro Yasu
  • Patent number: 11327651
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are related to systems and methods for providing inputs through a virtual keyboard with an adaptive language model. In one approach, one or more processors determine whether a user intended to provide semantically meaningful characters or not, when providing a hand motion or a hand pose with respect to a virtual keyboard. The virtual keyboard may be located on a surface without physical keys. In one approach, the one or more processors determine an input to the virtual keyboard based on the hand motion or the hand pose. In one approach, the one or more processors determine weight of a language model according to the determined user intention. In one approach, the one or more processors modify the detected input according to the determined weight of the language model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark A. Richardson, Robert Y. Wang
  • Patent number: 11328486
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first image including color data and depth data, determining a viewpoint associated with an augmented reality (AR) and/or virtual reality (VR) display displaying a second image, receiving at least one calibration image including an object in the first image, the object being in a different pose as compared to a pose of the object in the first image, and generating the second image based on the first image, the viewpoint and the at least one calibration image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Anastasia Tkach, Ricardo Martin Brualla, Shahram Izadi, Shuoran Yang, Cem Keskin, Sean Ryan Francesco Fanello, Philip Davidson, Jonathan Taylor, Rohit Pandey, Andrea Tagliasacchi, Pavlo Pidlypenskyi
  • Patent number: 11320956
    Abstract: Method for controlling a combined eye and gesture tracking system (100), wherein the method comprises providing a graphical user interface (102) to a user including a plurality of graphical items (110) displayed on the graphical user interface (102, 300), displaying a graphical pointer (120) on the graphical user interface (102, 310), detecting a user eye gaze (210) associated with the eyes of the user (320), detecting a displacement user gesture (230) associated with a body part of the user (330), and controlling a rate of movement of the graphical pointer (120) on the graphical user interface based on the displacement user gesture (230) and the user eye gaze (210, 340).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive Systems Gmbh
    Inventor: Adam Rohrbacher
  • Patent number: 11314372
    Abstract: A system and method are described for changing window's functionality upon detecting resizing events. According to one example method, a plurality of size thresholds is defined that are associated with a plurality of functional states for a window. Upon detecting that a size of a window reaches a first size threshold, a first functional state is applied to a window. Then, upon detecting another size threshold as the window is being increased or decreased in size, another functional state associated with the detected threshold is applied to the window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond J. Jezek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11314289
    Abstract: A magnetic camera device adapted for being assembled to a notebook computer. The notebook computer has a first connection unit which includes a first connector, and at least one first magnetic element located to at least one side of the first connector. The magnetic camera device includes a shell, an image module unit assembled in the shell, and a second connection unit assembled in the shell. The second connection unit is connected with the first connection unit. The second connection unit includes a second connector connected to the image module unit, and at least one second magnetic element fastened in the shell. A plurality of the contact portions of the second connector are exposed out of the shell to contact with the first connector. Magnetic poles of attracting surfaces between the at least one second magnetic element and the at least one first magnetic element are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chi-Ming Tseng
  • Patent number: 11314395
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a computer system displaying user interfaces for accessing passes and transfer accounts. In some examples, passes are added to the computer system. In some examples, passes are accessed. In some examples, transfers relating to the passes and transfer accounts are displayed, such as in search user interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jae Woo Chang
  • Patent number: 11301054
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include a computer peripheral device comprising an input element that operates based on a performance characteristic, an electropermanent magnet (EPM) assembly including a permanent magnet configured to generate a magnetic field and a magnetizing assembly configured to set an intensity of the magnetic field generated by the permanent magnet, and a magnetorheological (MR) material coupled to the input element. The MR material has a viscosity that changes based on the magnetic field and affects the performance characteristic of the input element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Cyril Drezet, Jan Stoeckli, Nicolas Ramond
  • Patent number: 11301078
    Abstract: A method for pressure calculation and an apparatus thereof, an electronic device and a touch system are provided. The method for pressure calculation includes: sampling, within a preset sampling period, a phase-encoded driving signal that is continuously provided to obtain a sampled driving signal; and calculating pressure data within the sampling period according to a phase difference between adjacent frames of the sampled driving signal within the sampling period. By using the method for pressure calculation, a report rate is increased, handwriting follow ability is further improved, and handwriting experience is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qiquan Liang
  • Patent number: 11295700
    Abstract: Provided are a display apparatus, a display method, an image processing apparatus, and a computer program product for image processing. The display apparatus includes: a first display portion, an indication signal receiver an enhanced region determination portion and an image processing portion. The first display portion is configured to display a first image. The indication signal receiver is configured to acquire a position of an indication point in a region of the first image, and to send a position signal according to the position of the indication point. The enhanced region determination portion is configured to determine an enhanced region according to the position signal. The image processing portion is configured to carry out enhanced display processing on the enhanced region based on a signal of the first image so as to form a signal of a second image, and to output the signal of the second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenpeng Guo, Haipeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11295423
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for unsupervised training of a neural network to perform compression of a high dynamic range (HDR) image. A methodology implementing the techniques according to an embodiment includes performing global tone mapping on an HDR training image to generate a low dynamic range (LDR) training image. The method also includes applying the neural network to the HDR training image and the LDR training image to generate a delta image representing image detail lost in the global tone mapping operation. The method further includes summing the delta image with the LDR training image to generate an output training image, and generating a loss function calculated from a weighted sum of a contrast loss and a compression loss. The contrast loss is based on the output training image and the HDR training image, and the compression loss is based on the output training image and the LDR training image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corportation
    Inventors: Shlomo Bugdary, Rony Zatzarinni
  • Patent number: 11297305
    Abstract: Information indicating a shape of a screen, a shape of a viewing area and a relative positional relationship between the viewing area and the screen is acquired. A shared area in which a three-dimensional image presented by a three-dimensional display is to be arranged in order to be observed from any position in the viewing area is created based on the acquired information. Based on the acquired information, a specific area in which a three-dimensional image presented by the three-dimensional display is to be arranged in order to be observed from a specific position in the viewing area is created. The data indicating the created shared area and the data indicating the specific area are generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Shunsuke Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11295133
    Abstract: An interaction display method and an interaction display system are provided. The interaction display system includes a transparent display and at least one image sensing device. Image data of a plurality of operators is captured by the image sensing device. At least one local feature and at least one global feature of the operators are extracted from the image data, and at least one projection point on a display plane of the transparent display is detected. Each local feature and each global feature are paired. Each projection point and each global feature are paired. According to a pairing result between each local feature and each global feature and a pairing result between each projection point and each global feature, a pointing direction of one of the operators is determined, an interaction continuation operation is performed, and/or notification information is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Pi-Hsien Wang, Yu-Hsin Lin, Chih-Chia Chang
  • Patent number: 11294481
    Abstract: Signals are transmitted from a plurality of regions of an electronic device. Location information is then received from an electronic pen in proximity to the electronic device. The location information is determined by the electronic pen and corresponds to a location of the electronic pen relative to the screen of the electronic device. The location information is determined using one or more of the transmitted signals received by the electronic pen. Aa display on the screen of the electronic device is controlled based at least in part on the received location information. A more efficient pen operating state is thereby provided that improves the user experience by more accurately and reliably determining the pen location in space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arie Y. Gur, Amir Zyskind, Vadim Mishalov, Adam Benjamin Meshi, Felix Chazanovich, On Haran
  • Patent number: 11281840
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium including computer-executable instructions providing a method of displaying arrays of computer-readable files, the method comprising causing a first array of computer-readable files to be displayed, said first array of computer-readable files being displayed along a timeline according to a first timescale; causing a second array of computer-readable files to be displayed, said second array of computer-readable files being displayed along a timeline according to a second timescale. An interface, a computerized system and a method for providing same is also disclosed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: 9224-5489 QUEBEC Inc.
    Inventor: Mathieu Audet
  • Patent number: 11281841
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium including computer-executable instructions providing a method of displaying arrays of computer-readable files, the method comprising causing a first array of computer-readable files to be displayed, said first array of computer-readable files being displayed along a timeline according to a first timescale; causing a second array of computer-readable files to be displayed, said second array of computer-readable files being displayed along a timeline according to a second timescale. An interface, a computerized system and a method for providing same is also disclosed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: 9224-5489 QUEBEC Inc.
    Inventor: Mathieu Audet
  • Patent number: 11281842
    Abstract: A computer-readable medium including computer-executable instructions providing a method of displaying arrays of computer-readable files, the method comprising causing a first array of computer-readable files to be displayed, said first array of computer-readable files being displayed along a timeline according to a first timescale; causing a second array of computer-readable files to be displayed, said second array of computer-readable files being displayed along a timeline according to a second timescale. An interface, a computerized system and a method for providing same is also disclosed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: 9224-5489 QUEBEC Inc.
    Inventor: Mathieu Audet
  • Patent number: 11281074
    Abstract: An image capturing apparatus improved in the operability of an operation section. The image capturing apparatus includes an OTP, a sub electronic dial, and a grip portion that is provided at a location from where a finger can reach the OTP and the sub electronic dial. The sub electronic dial is arranged concentrically with the OTP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroshi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11275455
    Abstract: Computing systems and input devices can include a chassis with a computing device and an input tool with a sensor, such as a pen- or rod-like input tool, that can be positioned relative to the chassis in multiple configurations. In one configuration, the tool can be spaced away from the chassis and its sensor output can cause a first output signal in response to input provided to the sensor. In another configuration, the tool can be contacting the chassis and its sensor output can cause a second output signal in response to input provided to the sensor. For example, an input tool can be stowed in a recess of a keyboard housing or device chassis, and the input tool can produce a first output when it is in the recess and a second input when it has been removed from the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Paul X. Wang, Dinesh C. Mathew, John S. Camp
  • Patent number: 11263766
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system to smoothly change the focus of a camera between multiple targets. The system can obtain an indication of a target, an indication of a manner of focus transition between a first target and a second target, and camera settings. The system can determine a point associated with the second target, where the point has a property that focusing the camera on the point places the second target in focus, and the point is closer to the current focus point of the camera than a substantial portion of other points having the property. The system can obtain a nonlinear function indicating a second manner of focus transition between the first target and the second target. The system can change the focus of the camera between the first target and the second target by changing the focus of the camera from the current focus point to the determined point based on the nonlinear function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Weta Digital Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric S. Hayes, Robert S. Hurlburt, Corey B. Frew
  • Patent number: 11262910
    Abstract: A method and system for presenting and manipulating a map user interface include presenting the map user interface in a vehicle tracking mode. The method and system also include changing the map user interface from the vehicle tracking mode to an exploration mode. The method and system additionally include determining a first gesture on the touchpad to pan a scalable map presented on the map user interface at a first speed. The method and system further include determining a second gesture on the touchpad to pan the scalable map presented on the map user interface at a second speed which is faster than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Parhys L. Napier, Michael A. Pilgrim, Ross Cameron Miller
  • Patent number: 11258985
    Abstract: Tracking of targets in video captured by a multi-camera surveillance system is often difficult due to incomplete camera coverage and due to the complexities associated with automated recognition in a dense and highly variable environment. The present disclosure embraces a system and method for target tracking in a multi-camera surveillance system that reduces the time required for a user to track a target by offering computer generated search results that include suggestions of candidates found in the video that match (to some degree) the target. When one of the candidates is selected by a user, the search is shifted to other cameras and continued. In this way, the target may be tracked quickly. Further, a playlist of video snippets of the target is accumulated during the search and can be played to show all captured video of the target moving about the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Steven Johnson, Nir Naor, Yaron Ostrovsky-Berman, Zvi Figov
  • Patent number: 11249629
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a connection unit, a processing execution unit, a setting unit, and a controller. The connection unit is capable of connecting input apparatuses that output operation information for executing an operation for an image displayed on a screen. The processing execution unit is capable of executing processing corresponding to the operation information on the image. The setting unit sets one of the input apparatuses as a main input apparatus, and sets the other input apparatuses as secondary input apparatuses. The controller performs control such that execution of the processing for the image by the processing execution unit based on the operation information from the input apparatus set as the main input apparatus is validated, and execution of the processing for the image by the processing execution unit based on the operation information from the input apparatuses set as the secondary input apparatuses is invalidated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Masashi Kimoto, Shigeatsu Yoshioka, Yutaka Hasegawa, Masao Kondo
  • Patent number: 11250385
    Abstract: Techniques for a displaying user interfaces screens of a calendar application include displaying different screens based on an input modality. The calendar application may respond differently to inputs from a touch-sensitive screen, inputs from a rotatable input mechanism, inputs having higher intensities, inputs having lower intensities, and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran Chaudhri, Stephen O. Lemay, Alan C. Dye, Christopher Patrick Foss, Christopher Wilson, Eric Lance Wilson, Lawrence Y. Yang, Jonathan P. Ive, Britt K. Nelson, Dennis S. Park
  • Patent number: 11243084
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for improved data integration in augmented reality devices. The systems and methods include obtaining contextual information associated with an individual and device information associated with an augmented reality device associated with the individual from the augmented reality device, obtaining a plurality of data sets associated with the individual or augmented reality device from a plurality of data sources, determining a subset of information from the data sets that is relevant to the individual or the augmented reality device wherein the relevancy of the subset of information is based on an analysis of the contextual information and the device information, generating display data based on the determined subset of information, providing the display data to the augmented reality device for display on the augmented reality device wherein a graphical overlay representative of the display data is displayed in front of the individual's field of view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: NAVITAIRE LLC
    Inventors: Raelynn Anderson Sink, Justin Wilde
  • Patent number: 11243804
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods to implement time to live for memory access by processors. For example, a processor has a register configured to store a parameter specifying a time duration indicative of the desired time to live. A memory system has multiple components with different latencies for memory access. When the memory controller of the processor sends a command to the memory system to load an item from a memory address, the memory system can fail to provide, to the processor within the time duration, the item from the memory address currently being hosted in a first component. In response, the memory controller can send a signal to abort the command; and the memory system can select a second component having a memory access latency shorter than the first component, and change the hosting of the memory address from in the first component to in the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin M. Eno
  • Patent number: 11244467
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a recording medium that can estimate a three-dimensional position of a targeted point more accurately. The information processing apparatus includes: a targeted point estimation unit configured to identify probability maps indicating existence probabilities of a targeted point in a plurality of projection directions, on the basis of an input image; and a synthesis unit configured to identify a three-dimensional position of the targeted point on the basis of the probability maps in the plurality of projection directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Natsuko Narikawa
  • Patent number: 11245964
    Abstract: An event trigger management system, which handles management and delivery of services on a user device that streams media content from a distribution network, determines one or more media items present in media content of the distribution network. One or more interactive items are overlaid over the one or more media items in the media content and one or more event triggers are received from a client application engine, operational on the user device, based on selection of one or more interactive items. A personalized list is generated based on one or more received event triggers for selection of one or more overlaid interactive items and the generated personalized list is displayed or transmitted to distribution network(s) or application engines associated with the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Jude Loheide, Matthew Paul Giles, Gregory Mcclain Stigall, Nishith Kumar Sinha, Cindy Loren Campbell, James J Arnzen, Nicolas Paul Webb
  • Patent number: 11232237
    Abstract: A system may cause a display device to display a graphical representation of a geometric model of a part having a plurality of features that are individually selectable in a work space of a graphical user interface and may receive a selection input representative of a command to select one or more features of the geometric model. The system may also determine at least one displayed characteristic capable of being visually perceived by a user that the geometric model or a portion thereof has with respect to the workspace in terms of size, orientation, and/or position. Also, the system may carry out a first selection from among either a coarser selection of the features or a finer selection of the features of the geometric model based on an input location and based on the determined at least one displayed characteristic of the geometric model or portion thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Industry Software Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Faeth, Sashank Ganti
  • Patent number: 11231904
    Abstract: Systems and processes for reducing response latency of intelligent automated assistants are provided. In one example process, a speech input containing a user request can be received from a user. A representation of the speech input can be transmitted. A domain signal representing a relevant domain associated with the user request can be received. The process can determine whether the relevant domain is associated with a predefined action of a set of predefined actions. In response to determining that the relevant domain is associated with a predefined action of a set of predefined actions, the predefined action can be performed. Data content relevant to satisfying the user request can be received. A result based on the data content can be outputted to at least partially satisfy the user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael R. Sumner, Evan S. Dibiase
  • Patent number: 11227176
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for using artificial intelligence (AI) for image recognition by using predefined coordinates to extract a portion of a received image, the extracted portion comprising a word to be identified having at least a first letter and a second letter; executing an image recognition protocol to identify the first letter; when the server is unable to identify the second letter, the server executes an AI model having a nodal data structure to identify the second letter based upon the identified first letter, the nodal data structure comprising a set of nodes where each node represents a letter, each node connected to at least one other node, wherein connection of a first node to a second node corresponds to a probability that a letter corresponding to the second node is used in a word subsequent to a letter corresponding to the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: BANK OF MONTREAL
    Inventors: Bo Wu, Ching Leong Wan, Yuefei Zhu, Bo Wan, Seyed Hamed Yaghoubi Shahir
  • Patent number: 11219820
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method for controlling a virtual controlled object performed at a terminal. The method includes: detecting a first target operating instruction produced by a first touch operation while a client is running a game on the terminal; in response to the first target operating instruction, controlling a virtual controlled object in the game to move toward a target direction; and while controlling the virtual controlled object to move toward the target direction, controlling, by the terminal, the virtual controlled object to continue to movement toward the target direction after detecting that the first touch operation is lost. The embodiments of the present disclosure resolve a technical problem of low efficiency of controlling a virtual controlled object in the related art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yan Tong
  • Patent number: 11221263
    Abstract: Described herein is a ruggedized microelectromechanical (“MEMS”) force sensor including a sensor die and a strain transfer layer. The MEMS force sensor employs piezoresistive or piezoelectric strain gauges for strain sensing where the strain is transferred through the strain transfer layer, which is disposed on the top or bottom side of the sensor die. In the case of the top side strain transfer layer, the MEMS force sensor includes mechanical anchors. In the case of the bottom side strain transfer layer, the protection layer is added on the top side of the sensor die for bond wire protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: NEXTINPUT, INC.
    Inventors: Julius Minglin Tsai, Dan Benjamin
  • Patent number: 11218646
    Abstract: A graphical user interface system and method of recording/editing a video while applying special effects in real time. The interface can be associated with an electronic device including a processor in communication with a camera and a memory unit, or can receive previously prepared video. The native speed rate of the video can be changed, by modifying at least one frame in the video data to create a modified video data at a modified speed rate that is different to the native speed rate. This allows for continuous video recording from the camera or video feed at different speed rates without altering operations or settings. The interface can include time guidelines associated with selectable speed rates, to display which speed rate setting is near a touching finger or pointing device. The guidelines can be activated automatically based on finger location, and can aid in object positioning in a field-of-view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Henry M. Pena, Thomas F. Bryant, III
  • Patent number: 11216121
    Abstract: A smart touch pad device includes: a main body unit; a touch pad unit that is disposed on the main body unit to recognize a touch signal and a motion signal generated by contact of a user; a mouse unit that recognizes an operation signal generated by movement of the main body unit; a controller that extracts movement information from a touch signal or an operation signal or extract motion information that can perform a predetermined function from a touch signal; and a transceiver unit that transmits/receives movement information and motion information to/from a computer or a mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Tae Ho Kang
  • Patent number: 11216080
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method, including acquiring information related to foot gesture features, and sending the acquired information related to the foot gesture features to an electronic device for a foot gesture detection. The foot gesture features include foot pointing direction(s), foot touch state(s), foot tilt angle(s), and foot movement levels. A button pad device that can be placed in shoe sole or insole for effective foot touch state detection is also disclosed. The disclosure also provides a method for cursor control using foot touch state, foot pointing angle, foot tilt angle from a foot gesture feature information acquisition device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Xin Tian
  • Patent number: 11216174
    Abstract: A system or method for tracking items proximate a user interface device include a user interface device having at least one solid-state touch-sensitive region and a receiver for wirelessly receiving a signal from at least one item to determine proximity of the item relative to the user interface device. The device may also include a display screen for displaying controls and information. The user interface device may be permanently or removably mounted in a vehicle and used to interface with vehicle systems and personal electronic devices. Tracked items or objects may include passive or active data tags and communicate identification information and optionally position information. The device may alert the user to movement of tracked objects, and/or confirm presence of a group of objects. The device may use various wired or wireless devices to control selections and/or a cursor on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: John M. Washeleski, David W. Shank
  • Patent number: 11209917
    Abstract: A hand-held device with a sensor for providing a signal indicative of a position of the hand-held device relative to an object surface enables power to the sensor at a first time interval when the hand-held device is indicated to be in a position that is stationary and adjacent relative to the object surface, enables power to the sensor at a second time interval shorter than the first time interval when the hand-held device is indicated to be in a position that is moving and adjacent relative to the object surface, and enables power to the sensor at a third time interval when the hand-held device is determined to be in a position that is removed relative to the object surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Brian Gates, Jeremy K. Black