Cursor Mark Position Control Device Patents (Class 345/157)
  • Patent number: 10042435
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein are directed toward input mechanisms, for input devices, configured to receive and removably couple to interchangeable elements. Handheld input devices applicable to some embodiments may include, without limitation, computer controllers, video game console controllers, and handheld video gaming devices. Input mechanisms applicable to various embodiments may include, for example, control sticks (e.g., joysticks or analog sticks operable by a user's finger, such as a thumbstick), buttons, switches, and directional pads. According to some embodiments, an input mechanism is provided comprising a base component. Depending on the embodiment, coupling different interchangeable elements to the base component may cause the input mechanism to vary in size, appearance, contour, material, or features provided by the input mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Strahle, Eric B. Fulghum
  • Patent number: 10042440
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for touch input. An apparatus for touch input includes a display and a touchpad that does not overlap the display. The touchpad has an absolute input mode and a relative input mode such that a location of a cursor within the display is controlled by input received while the touchpad is in an absolute and/or relative input mode. The apparatus also includes a sensor module and a display module. The sensor module detects an input object within a sensing range of the touchpad. The display module presents the cursor at a location within the display based on the input object. The location of the cursor within the display is determined according to the input mode of the touchpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Howard Locker, Daryl Cromer, Steven Richard Perrin
  • Patent number: 10044969
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electric apparatus and operation method thereof. The electric apparatus includes: display unit to display the output content from said electric apparatus; operation unit used to operate said electric apparatus; the apparatus further includes: the primary indication unit, when the primary indication unit is started up, the operation unit is in visible status and otherwise the operation unit is in invisible status. The design of the present invention improves the front visual effect and the interactive performance of the electrical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: HISENSE GROUP CO., LTD., HISENSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minna Hu, Lianfa Gong
  • Patent number: 10042509
    Abstract: A hover section is displayed upon a GUI following the lapse of a hover grace period interval that is dynamically adjusted. A default hover grace period interval is set and increasing if a hover display module determines manipulations of the GUI indicate the hover section was displayed in error and is decreased if the hover display module receives a decrease hover grace period interval event. By dynamically adjusting the grace period interval, future hover sections may be displayed to better reflect the GUI user's intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nitu M. Shinde, Martine B. Wedlake
  • Patent number: 10034632
    Abstract: A system and method for assessing a patient's balancing ability in order to facilitate ascertaining the patient's current medical status. The system includes a balance plate for measuring the center of gravity dynamic weight distribution in combination with a sensor for measuring the patient's fine motor skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: IsoTechnology Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Terence Vardy
  • Patent number: 10038360
    Abstract: A vibration motor includes a cover; a substrate forming an accommodation space together with the cover; a vibrator received in the accommodation space, the vibrator including a first driver and a second driver; a plurality of elastic members suspending the vibrator in the accommodation space; a third driver mounted on the substrate for generating a first force cooperatively with the first driver to drive the vibrator to vibrate along a first direction; and a fourth driver mounted on the substrate for generating a second force cooperatively with the second driver to drive the vibrator to vibrate along a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hongxing Wang, Lubin Mao
  • Patent number: 10032284
    Abstract: In systems and methods disclosed herein, a transform may be determined for a given target object and background in an image between a native color space of the image and a second multi-dimensional color space representing a preferred color space for a tracker. The transform may then be applied to convert a plurality of pixels in the imaged scene to the second multi-dimensional color space thereby advantageously increasing a perceived contrast by the tracker between the target object and the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Craig R Franklin
  • Patent number: 10031658
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication; a touchscreen configured to display content; and a controller configured to display a scroll bar on the touchscreen for adjusting an output location of the content, display at least one marker on the scroll bar to indicate a specific output location of the content, receive a selection signal indicating a pointer touches a first point of the scroll bar and moves in a prescribed direction, and change the output location of the content into an output location indicated by a corresponding marker located closest to the first point in the prescribed direction from the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Hosun Ryu
  • Patent number: 10031594
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a human interface device including an inner sphere, wherein the inner sphere has a center point. The human interface device can further include an outer sphere, and the outer sphere may be compressible. The human interface device may also include a plurality of pressure sensors between the inner sphere and the outer sphere for detecting localized compression of the outer sphere, a first three-axis-accelerometer located within the inner sphere, and a second three-axis-accelerometer located within the inner sphere, wherein the first three-axis-accelerometer and the second three-axis-accelerometer-accelerometer are each located at least a predetermined distance from the center point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gherardo Albano, Francesco M. De Collibus, Luca Landi, Claudio Prudenzi
  • Patent number: 10023427
    Abstract: A method for provisioning elevator service includes sensing, by a gesture interface including a sensor, a region in proximity to the gesture interface to obtain data; determining, by the gesture interface, that a first pattern in the data corresponds to a first gesture; and initiating a request for elevator service in response to determining that the first pattern corresponds to the first gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Bradley Armand Scoville, Paul A. Simcik, Eric C. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10025492
    Abstract: A pointing detecting device is described. In an embodiment, a device comprises: a display; a processor; a storage containing instructions; wherein the instructions cause the processor to: select a set of points from a point cloud representing a pointing object in proximity or in contact of the display; determine the selected set of points as control points of a computational smooth surface representing the pointing object; determine a point nearest to the display on the computational smooth surface; based on the point nearest to the display, determine a point in a direction of a gradient of a curvature of the computational smooth surface; and report the point as a location of a desired pointing or touch action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Matti Pellikka
  • Patent number: 10025167
    Abstract: A projection-type display device includes a light source unit, an electro-optical device that modulates light emitted from the light source unit, and a projection optical system that projects the light modulated by the electro-optical device. In the electro-optical device, when a mirror that modulates light assumes an ON posture, the light from the light source unit is reflected in an ON direction toward the projection optical system and, when the mirror assumes an OFF posture, the light from the light source unit is reflected in an OFF direction different from the ON direction. An image capture element that receives incident light that has entered the projection-type display device from the outside via the projection optical system is provided in a direction in which the incident light is reflected by the mirror that assumes the OFF posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takunori Iki
  • Patent number: 10025462
    Abstract: A user interface may be accessed and used to illustrate various user options. One example method of operation may include initiating an application on a user computing device, receiving a selection to initiate a menu associated with the application which includes a number of selection options on a user display interface of the user computing device, and a result the menu is displayed in a position of the user display interface with reference to coordinates of a recent operation performed on the user display interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10019064
    Abstract: Provided is a hand-held type user interface device for providing force feedback to a user according to an interaction with a virtual object or a user at a remote place, which remarkably increases the sense of reality in the interaction with the virtual object without limiting an action of the user by sensing the three-dimensional (3D) position and direction of the device and diversifying a force feedback provided to the user according to an action of the user holding the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Center of Human-centered Interaction for Coexistence
    Inventors: Kwang Kyu Lee, Shin Young Kim, Dae Keun Yoon, Bum Jae You
  • Patent number: 10019150
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a cursor in a portable terminal is provided. The method includes displaying a character on a screen, modifying the character and displaying the modified character, when a position of a cursor is designated, and restoring the modified character, when the designation of the position of the cursor is cancelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pyoje Cho, Chulhwan Lee
  • Patent number: 10017355
    Abstract: The invention allows personalization of an elevator service in an elevator system with destination control. Sensor data provided by a three-dimensional motion sensor and related to a passenger tracked by the three-dimensional motion sensor is received at a service unit of the elevator system with destination control. A personalized elevator service functionality for the tracked passenger is determined with the service unit based at least on the received sensor data. The personalized elevator service functionality is triggered with the service unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Henry Silvennoinen, Jukka Salmikuukka, Kim Bergman, Mika Belov, Mine Erciyas
  • Patent number: 10015457
    Abstract: A projector includes: a projection unit; a position detection unit; and a calibration control unit which causes the projection unit to project a target image at a reference position within a projection range of the projection unit, acquires an operation position for the indicating operation detected by the position detection unit during the projection of the target image, and carries out calibration processing. The target image is projected, starting at the reference position located in a lower part of the projection range, of plural reference positions within the projection range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiteru Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10013781
    Abstract: A method for drawing a polygon using a graphical user interface includes a display of an object includes an indicator which remains fixed on the display of the object, e.g., at the center of the display. This indicator is referred to herein as the “focus.” The image of the object moves under the focus (by the user executing a drag operation on the image with the mouse or the finger if a touch screen is used) and the focus stays fixed. While the image is moved by the user under the focus, a trail of vertices is created which are interconnected by lines. When the user indicates they are finished with the moving step the last vertex created in the sequence is connected with the first vertex at the start of the moving with a connecting line, completing the forming of a boundary around the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Gammage, Aleksey Boyko
  • Patent number: 10013500
    Abstract: Techniques are described for determining a priority order for generating, serving, or rendering components of content such as a web page. Behavioral data may be collected from user devices, the behavioral data describing user interactions with components of the content during previous presentations of the content on the user devices. Based on the behavioral data, a score may be determined for one or more of the components, the score based on component dwell times, component presentation frequency, or other information. A priority order for the components may be based on the determined scores, and the components may be generated, served, or rendered in the priority order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Arron McClintock, Jesper Mikael Johansson
  • Patent number: 10007374
    Abstract: A touch control elastic structure, a pressure detection method and a display device are disclosed. The touch control elastic structure is adaptable to be disposed between a cover plate and an internal supporting structure, and includes a force touch base layer, an elastic layer and a force touch sensor layer which are sequentially laminated; the force touch sensor layer is disposed on one side of the elastic layer facing the internal supporting structure, or the force touch base layer is disposed on one side of the elastic layer facing the internal supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian Sang, Haiwei Sun
  • Patent number: 9996522
    Abstract: A dictionary device includes a display; a touch panel; and a CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9994422
    Abstract: A destination call-giving device for giving destination calls in an elevator system includes a device available to a user for selecting a destination floor from a plurality of floors that are in a certain sequence, and an output for communicating the selected destination floor to the control system of the elevator system. The device for selecting a destination floor includes a touch-sensitive display forming a user interface for presenting to the user information related to the selection of a destination floor and for receiving the input of the user. The destination floor is arranged to be selectable by the user from the aforementioned plurality of floors by moving a touch-sensitive point on a touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jussi Hiltunen, Tommi Salonen, Kim Bergman, Jarmo Parkkinen
  • Patent number: 9996156
    Abstract: The embodiments are directed toward techniques for isolating a user input signal at a haptic output device. A signal originating from a user input element associated with the haptic output device is received. The received signal is separated into a first component including the user input signal, and a second component including a haptic feedback signal. While the first component is processed, the second component can be discarded or otherwise ignored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srivatsav Venkatesan, Kaniyalal Shah, Douglas George Billington, Stephen Rank, Daniel Parker, Aaron Kapelus
  • Patent number: 9990524
    Abstract: By tracking a user's eyes, an indicia scanning system can make educated guesses as to what the user is interested in. This insight could be useful in dynamically configuring a camera system, configuring an indicia decoding process or even as a method to select data that the user is interested in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Hand Held Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Erik Todeschini
  • Patent number: 9987192
    Abstract: A massaging device is provided. The massaging device includes a shell having first end and a second end, the first end being a massaging head, a size and a shape of the shell configured to massage a body part of a user. The massaging device also includes an opening disposed close to the second end. The massaging device further includes a housing to house a vibrating motor, the housing configured to be inserted into the shell through the opening. The massaging device also includes a rolling member disposed at the opening, and the rolling member is configured to control the vibration of the vibrating motor when being operated by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: LOVER HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 9990057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mouse for a computer, which is a computer input device. The mouse has an upper case with a vertical cushioning function against force imposed on the mouse, and thus can operate smoothly. The present invention provides a cushioning function to a mouse, thereby eliminating fatigue and muscle pain of the wrist and fingers even when a user uses the mouse for a long time. The mouse is manufactured by assembling an upper case and a lower case, and is configured such that a protrusion box which protrudes upwards is formed on the lower case, a boss is fixed on the lower side of the upper case and penetrates the protrusion box, thereby being joined with the same, and a spring which is supported by the protrusion box is inserted into the boss from the outside while the lower side of the boss can be prevented from being separated from the protrusion box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Tae Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9990060
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for processing stylus interactions with a device and drawing the results of those interactions in a manner that reduces noise and latency. This includes selecting a filter based on a velocity of an input, the velocity determined by comparing coordinates and timestamps associated with the input events. A first filter may be determined using previous input events to reduce latency and a second filter may be determined using previous and subsequent input events to improve accuracy of the filter selection. An output may be generated using the first filter and/or the second filter to combine the benefits of the reduced latency and the increased accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Heidi Christine Schubert, Lutz Gerhard
  • Patent number: 9983731
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for reducing shadow effects in touch systems are contained herein. In one aspect, a method of reducing shadow effects in a touch system is disclosed. The method includes receiving a touch input on a touch interface, determining a difference between a weighted mean of the touch input and an arithmetic mean of the touch input and adjusting an estimated touch position of the touch input based on the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Qiang Gao, William Yee-Ming Huang, Hsun Wei David Wong, Teresa Ka Ki Ng, Rex Wang, Carol King Mui Law, Suhail Jalil
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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