Cursor Mark Position Control Device Patents (Class 345/157)
  • Patent number: 9836146
    Abstract: A method of controlling a viewpoint of a user or a virtual object on a two-dimensional (2D) interactive display is provided. The method may convert a user input to at least 6 degrees of freedom (DOF) structured data according to a number of touch points, a movement direction thereof, and a rotation direction thereof. Any one of the virtual object and the viewpoint of the user may be determined as a manipulation target based on a location of the touch point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung In Yoo, Chang Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 9836196
    Abstract: A method for realizing a user interface using a camera module and a mobile communication terminal for the same. If a user makes a predetermined motion in a state in which the camera module of the mobile communication terminal is activated, the mobile communication terminal performs a predetermined action according to the motion pattern by recognizing the user motion and patterning the motion. In this case, the action performed according to the motion pattern corresponds to mouse control in a mouse mode, game control in a game mode, and character input in a character input mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soon-Ok Kim, Dae-Gyu Kim, Yong-Soo Park
  • Patent number: 9836192
    Abstract: The present invention is a computer-implemented system and method that lets users access, navigate, and control a computer desktop and applications, windows, menus, icons, text entry fields, buttons, check-boxes, drop-down lists and HTML links and all other objects on the computer desktop, including those that are normally inaccessible to accessibility programs on a graphical user interface in a windowed computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Evan Glenn Katsuranis
  • Patent number: 9836077
    Abstract: An output signal device and method that provides the operator force feedback similar to a pilot control joystick. These force feedback regions include free play, dead-band start of modulation, modulation, fore-warning bumper and hold near max angle. This output signal device may also vary the fore-warning feel and hold positions to be at any angle. This output signal device uses force sensing as the signal and has force slope changes used as auto-calibration of the output signal. This improves signal accuracy and provides a service prognostic signal. The prognostic signal may be used to activate redundant sensor. The variable force feedback may improve operation on rough terrain. The force feedback, may allow more productive operating positions to be learned. This enables productivity and other important job site criteria such as fuel usage to be optimized by interactive communication with this output signal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Prince Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: David Paul Smith, Chun Feng Xia, Lukasz Grzegorz Osikowicz
  • Patent number: 9829996
    Abstract: System and method for invoking 2D and 3D operational modes of a 3D pointing device in a 3D presentation system. A 3D stereoscopic scene and a 2-dimensional (2D) scene are displayed concurrently via at least one stereoscopic display device. A current cursor position is determined based on a 6 degree of freedom 3D pointing device. The cursor is displayed concurrent with the 3D stereoscopic scene and the 2D scene, where the cursor operates in a 2D mode in response being inside a specified volume, where, in the 2D mode, the cursor is usable to interact with the 2D scene, and where the cursor operates in a 3D mode in response to being outside the specified volume, where, in the 3D mode, the cursor is usable to interact with the 3D stereoscopic scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: zSpace, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan J. Hosenpud
  • Patent number: 9824293
    Abstract: An example information processing system performs a process based on a captured image captured by an image-capturing device. The information processing system obtains information regarding brightness of each pixel based on the captured image. The information processing device calculates position information of the captured image, the position information representing deviation obtained with the brightness of each pixel being used as a weight. The position information is calculated for a predetermined area of the captured image. The information processing device performs a predetermined information process based on the position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norihiro Aoyagi
  • Patent number: 9824338
    Abstract: A card actuated automated banking machine (152, 198, 200) includes a plurality of transaction function devices. The transaction function devices include a card reader (170), a printer (174), a bill dispenser (176), a display (182), a check imaging device (186), and at least one processor (190). The machine is operative, responsive to receiving a check and certification data, to dispense cash in exchange for the check. The person presenting the check to the machine need not provide user identifying inputs through input devices of the machine in order to receive cash for the check. Furthermore, prior to accepting the check as a payment, the person can communicate with at least one computer (204) through at least one consumer interface device (208) to verify that the check is payable for the check amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark D. Smith, David E. Kolinski-Schultz, Dale H. Blackson, Natarajan Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 9823744
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for discerning the intent of a device wearer primarily based on movements of the eyes. The system can be included within unobtrusive headwear that performs eye tracking and controls screen display. The system can also utilize remote eye tracking camera(s), remote displays and/or other ancillary inputs. Screen layout is optimized to facilitate the formation and reliable detection of rapid eye signals. The detection of eye signals is based on tracking physiological movements of the eye that are under voluntary control by the device wearer. The detection of eye signals results in actions that are compatible with wearable computing and a wide range of display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson George Publicover, Lewis James Marggraff, Eliot Francis Drake, Spencer James Connaughton
  • Patent number: 9815387
    Abstract: A vehicle seat may be adjusted to reposition the vehicle seat within a vehicle or a seat back with respect to a seat bottom of the vehicle seat. The vehicle seat may slide longitudinally relative to a floor of the vehicle. The seats back may fold toward or away from the seat bottom and the seat bottom may fold toward or away from the vehicle floor. Adjustments may be initiated electronically or manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Autmotive Seating, LLC
    Inventors: Dale J Frye, Jeffery T Bonk, Jared A Judson, Timothy L Moulton
  • Patent number: 9819344
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising: a sensor; and a resistor array comprising a set of resistors; wherein on a first cycle: at least one first of said resistors is configured to provide a first resistance value; and on a second cycle: at least one second of said resistors is configured to provide said first resistance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Tanmoy Sen, Aswani Aditya Kumar Tadinada
  • Patent number: 9819843
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing assessment of a local scene to a remote location are provided herein. The systems and methods facilitate collection, storage and transmission of data from the local scene to the remote location without limiting the mobility, dexterity, adaptability and interactive capability of an on-scene technician. For example, a head-mounted device according to an implementation discussed herein can include: a head-mounted frame that is configured to hold a transparent visor; an image capturing device attachable to at least one of the head-mounted frame and the transparent visor; and a micro-optic display system attachable to at least one of the head-mounted frame and the transparent visor. The micro-optic display system can be configured to render a heads up image on the transparent visor. In addition, the heads up image can define an outline of a field of view of the image capturing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Zeriscope Inc.
    Inventor: Robert J. Adams
  • Patent number: 9811167
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and method for inputting a character based on a hand gesture. The apparatus includes a gesture recognition unit configured to recognize hand gestures of a user corresponding to horizontal directions, vertical directions, and diagonal directions, a control unit configured to control character input according to the directions of the recognized hand gestures, and a display unit configured to display a character pad for the character input and display characters input according to the directions of the hand gestures recognized on the character pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Yang Keun Ahn, Kwang Mo Jung
  • Patent number: 9811172
    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: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Strahle, Eric B. Fulghum
  • Patent number: 9804667
    Abstract: An exemplary portable electronic apparatus includes a display provided at a front surface thereof and an infrared camera provided at a side surface thereof. A contour image indicating a contour of a hand of a user included in an image captured by the infrared camera, and a guide frame image indicating a region smaller than an imaging range of the infrared camera, are displayed on the display in perspective form such that the images are obliquely viewed images. Accordingly, it is made easy for the user to recognize the position of the hand in a side surface direction of the portable electronic apparatus, and thus the user can put their hand within a range suitable for a gesture input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyasu Ogasawara, Kazuyoshi Osawa
  • Patent number: 9804691
    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: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Strahle, Eric B. Fulghum
  • Patent number: 9804721
    Abstract: A stylus and touch sensitive device are disclosed. The stylus includes a stylus transmitter for transmitting a stylus signal. The touch sensitive device includes row conductors, each of which is associated with a row transmitter and a row receiver. The row transmitter is adapted to simultaneously transmit row signals, each on its associated row conductor, each of the row signals being orthogonal to each other of the plurality of row signals transmitted on each other of the row conductors. The row receiver is adapted to detect the stylus signal. Column conductors are provided, each associated with a column receiver that is adapted to detect the presence of each of the row signals transmitted by the row transmitter and the stylus signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventor: Darren Leigh
  • Patent number: 9804213
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor device comprises a first sensor electrode, a second sensor electrode, and a processing system coupled to the first sensor electrode and the second sensor electrode. The processing system is configured to acquire a first capacitive measurement by emitting and receiving a first electrical signal with the first sensor electrode. The processing system is configured to acquire a second capacitive measurement by emitting and receiving a second electrical signal, wherein one of the first and second sensor electrodes performs the emitting and the other of the first and second sensor electrodes performs the receiving, and wherein the first and second capacitive measurements are non-degenerate. The processing system is configured to determine positional information using the first and second capacitive measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph Kurth Reynolds, Kirk Hargreaves, Shahrooz Shahparnia, Phillip Acker
  • Patent number: 9804733
    Abstract: Plural applications present visual information at plural windows with a cursor focus at one of the windows to direct inputs to the application presenting information at the window. In response to inputs at another application associated with another window, cursor focus changes to the other application and then automatically returns to the first application and window without a user command. Automated management of cursor focus is supported with sensors that detect conditions proximate a display that presents visual information and with user settings, such as a press and hold at an application that a user desires to retain cursor focus on an automated basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Erin K. Walline, Rex W. Bryan, Karthik Krishnakumar
  • Patent number: 9798464
    Abstract: A computing device including a touch sensitive screen to display a graphical representation of a user interface and a processor module configured to control the graphical representation in response to signals representing user interaction. The user interface includes an orbital touch control to move in angular and radial directions relative to a reference point in response to signals representing user interaction with the orbital touch control. The processor module further can generate, in response to the signals representing the user interaction with the orbital touch control, control signals controlling parameters associated with data received at the computing device. The control signals include an indication of a value of a first parameter dependent on an angular position of the orbital touch control relative to the reference point and a value of a second parameter dependent on a radial position of the orbital touch control relative to the reference point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Samuel John Thorne
  • Patent number: 9798442
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a display control unit that displays a list screen of thumbnails associated with content, an execution unit that executes any application using the content associated with the thumbnails, and an image generation unit that generates an execution state image showing an execution state of the application by the execution unit, wherein the display control unit displays the execution state image generated by the image generation unit in at least a portion of an area where the list screen is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: DRNC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Takahashi, Kenji Ozawa, Maki Yamamoto, Pieter Coenen
  • Patent number: 9794507
    Abstract: A method and device for filtering a content menu. A list including two or more content items to be filtered is displayed. One or more selectable filters associated to a first hierarchy of filters are displayed. Responsive to detecting a first user input, a first filter in the first hierarchy of filters is selected, the list of content items is automatically filtered, and one or more selectable filters associated to a second hierarchy of filters is automatically provided. Responsive to detecting a second direction user input a second filter in the second hierarchy of filters is selected, the list of content items is automatically filtered according to the first and the second filters; and the filtered list of content items is displayed. The filtered list of content items includes a subset of the content items of the initially displayed list of content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing DTV
    Inventors: Aurélien Longet, Thomas Morin, Tristan Langlois
  • Patent number: 9792037
    Abstract: A mobile terminal with a touch screen includes a browsing and searching system that reproduces the sensation of leafing through a work on paper and a read mode that does not alter the structure or layout of the original page. The main benefit of this solution is that it can be used to read a digital publication in the same manner as the equivalent paper version, both in terms of leafing and reading, while taking account of the technical specifications of the read terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: MILIBRIS
    Inventors: Guillaume Monteux, Nicolas Rucine, Raphaël Monrouzeau, Luc Vauvillier
  • Patent number: 9791950
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display with a force sensitive display surface has a liquid crystal layer between a liquid crystal control layer and a window layer. A color filter layer with color filters or a 3D filter layer with 3D barrier units may be provided between the liquid crystal layer and the window layer. The control, window, color or 3D filter layer comprises an electrically conductive sensor structure comprising piezoresistive material for sensing the force applied by a user's finger on the display, and the sensor structure may, additionally, provide capacitance varying for sensing the touch position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Gunnar Klinghult, Peter Åberg
  • Patent number: 9791945
    Abstract: An optical mouse is provided with a conversion unit, a control unit, an optical sensing unit, a light emitting unit, and a switch unit. The conversion unit is electrically connected to a working voltage source, the control unit, and the optical sensing unit. The conversion unit is configured to convert voltage to supply power to the control unit, the optical sensing unit, and the light emitting unit. The control unit is electrically connected to the optical sensing unit. The switch unit is electrically connected to the light unit. When the switch unit is in a turn-off state, the light emitting unit stops emitting light toward a trace surface. The optical sensing unit senses a darkness and transfers darkness data to the control unit. The control unit performs a configured function based on the darkness data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chin-Fa Wu, Yao-Chih Yang, Er-Hao Chen, Chih-Wen Su, Chen-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 9794251
    Abstract: The disclosure related generally to systems and methods for authenticating using air-blow by user. At least one input device receives one or more air-blows associated with one or more blow speeds. A pointer on a user interface is caused to move to at least one numeric character on at least one scale in response to each of the one or more blow speeds. The at least one numeric character is compared with a predetermined personal identification number (PIN) mapped to the at least one user. The user is granted access or access is denied based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Bittu Aby Raju, Midhun Mohan, Vinutha Bangalore Narayanmurthy, Manoj Madhusudhanan
  • Patent number: 9785267
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display section that displays a displayed image on a display surface based on an original image, an imaging section that captures the displayed image displayed on the display surface by the display section, a generation section that generates a difference image representing a difference between a captured image produced by the imaging section that captures the displayed image and the original image, and an instruction section that instructs the display apparatus to take a predetermined action based on a temporal change in the difference image generated by the generation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tatsuhiro Hasu
  • Patent number: 9772770
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for configuring a tool with at least one pointing element on a screen comprising the steps of: pointing and activating (S1) a tool with a pointing element, said tool comprising a list of customizable parameters; and without releasing the pointing element, providing (S2) a first direction for selecting a customizable parameter of the list; providing (S3) a second direction for customizing a selected parameter of the list; and defining (S4) series of moves of the pointing element according to first and second direction for configuring the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes
    Inventors: Frederic Letzelter, Mathieu Gunther
  • Patent number: 9766335
    Abstract: A position detection apparatus includes: an imaging portion that captures an image of a detection area for detecting indication positions of indicators; and an indicator detecting portion that detects the indication positions of the indicators based on operation image data captured by the imaging portion when indication operations by the indicators are performed in the detection area and background image data captured by the imaging portion when the indication operations by the indicators are not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hallvard Naess, Hieu Nguyen, Shinji Kubota
  • Patent number: 9753604
    Abstract: A computing device and method for managing inputs from a plurality of user input device actuators are provided. The computing device may include code stored in memory for implementing, via a processor, an actuator input module configured to receive a first actuator input from a first user input device actuator, and a second actuator input from a second user input device actuator. The computing device may further execute code to implement a window selection module configured to select a first selected window to which the first actuator input is sent according to predetermined selection rules, to select a second selected window to which the second actuator input is sent according to the predetermined selection rules, and to send the first actuator input to the first selected window and to send the second actuator input to the second selected window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Scott M. Mail, Dan Odell, Tejas Mistry, Vadim Dmitriev, Nino Aldrin Lasco Sarmiento, Pavan Davuluri
  • Patent number: 9753547
    Abstract: An interactive displaying method, a control method and an apparatus for achieving displaying of a holographic image are provided. The interactive displaying method comprises: scanning a 3D space by controlling signal transmitters arranged in a matrix to transmit signals; determining a target object in the 3D space; and determining a first position of the target object and displaying a viewable image corresponding to the target object at a second position of a display region. The control method comprises: scanning a 3D space by controlling signal transmitters arranged in a matrix to transmit signals; determining a gesture operation of a target object; determining the gesture; and executing a control operation corresponding to the gesture. The apparatus comprises a display unit, a signal detecting unit, a position determining unit and a display control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ESTAR TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Meihong Liu, Yihua Chen
  • Patent number: 9747880
    Abstract: A timing unit and method useable with a computer and user input includes a circuit and a timer. The timer establishes a reference signal having periodic occurrence and receives a trigger signal from the user input. The circuit generates information that represents the periodic occurrences of the reference signal and response timing data representing a relationship between the trigger signal and one of the occurrences. A communication channel is provided between the circuit and the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Interactive Metronome, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose M. Hernandez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9744458
    Abstract: A system and method for providing players with real-time information on any device capable of running a web browser is provided. The system solves the problem of game interface overloads and also brings the following benefits: provides for control optimization and for more options for a team game play. A usual game play experience is completely simulated on any remote mobile device by allowing remote input of the game controls from the mobile device to the base platform (PC/MAC, etc) and streaming the video from the base platform to the mobile device. The mobile device acts as a “thin client” for the base platform. Adoption of the game to the mobile device is not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Gaijin Entertainment Corp.
    Inventor: Kirill Yudintsev
  • Patent number: 9743988
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided useful in various procedures, including hair harvesting and implantation, and further including computer-implemented and/or robotic hair transplantation. Methodologies are provided which enable a tool, such as a hair harvesting or a hair implantation tool, to proceed at least under a partial computer control in a selected direction of travel along a donor or recipient area of the patient, as well as changing direction of travel based on desired harvesting and/or implantation criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: RESTORATION ROBOTICS, INC.
    Inventors: John A. Tenney, Mohan Bodduluri, Hui Zhang
  • Patent number: 9746931
    Abstract: The input device and the input system include a hand detection means which detects the position of the hand, a body part detection means which detects positions of user's body parts such as the face, for example, a relative position calculation means which calculates a relative position of the hand with respect to body parts from hand position information being a detection result of the hand detection means and body part position information being a detection result of the body part detection means, and a gesture recognition means which recognizes a hand gesture on the basis of a change in the hand position information being the detection result of the hand detection means, wherein when a hand gesture is recognized, the operation of the input device with respect to the user's gesture is changed according to a relative position of the hand with respect to body parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Bondan Setiawan, Takashi Matsubara
  • Patent number: 9740392
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product moves a movable object displayed on a display screen using an electronic device. The method comprises the electronic device displaying a first frame around a first area on a display screen, and displaying a second frame around a second area on the display screen. The second frame displayed is larger than the first frame, and adjusts in size until it intersects a movable object. Once the second frame intersects the movable object, a half line is displayed from the first frame to the movable object, and in response to receiving a movement signal, a display of the movable object is then displayed in the first area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kurokawa, Takahisa Mizuno, Tomohiro Shioya, Sayaka Tamai
  • Patent number: 9733728
    Abstract: A projector includes: a pointer detecting unit that determines a type of each pointer; a coordinate calculating unit that calculates a pointed position of the pointer; a storage unit that stores a reference variation amount of the pointed position by the pointer for each of the pointers; and a projection control unit that acquires, from the storage unit, the reference variation amount according to the type of the pointer determined by the pointer detecting unit, and corrects, based on the acquired reference variation amount, the pointed position detected by the coordinate calculating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Patent number: 9733712
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display displays a screen. The controller controls an orientation of the screen based on a gesture detected through the touch screen display and a state of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kousuke Takahashi, Keiichi Nagoshi
  • Patent number: 9733736
    Abstract: According to some aspect, an image display apparatus may include a communication section receiving a plurality of remote operation signals corresponding to remote operations of a plurality of input apparatuses, and a combination section combining a first image based on the plurality of individual remote operation signals received by the communication section and a second image supplied from other apparatus into a third image, and outputting the third image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Takaharu Suzuki, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Kabasawa
  • Patent number: 9733789
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for interacting with a 3D virtual image containing activatable objects. The system of the invention includes a 3D display device that presents to a user a 3D image, an image sensor and a processor. The processor analyzes images obtained by the image sensor to determine when the user has placed an activating object such as a hand or a finger, or has performed a gesture related to an activatable object, in the 3D space, at the location where the user perceives an activatable object to be located. The user thus perceives that he is “touching” the activatable object with the activating object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Eyesight Mobile Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Itay Katz
  • Patent number: 9733713
    Abstract: A method of receiving control instructions for a device, comprising receiving two or more video frames, analyzing the video frames for at least one foreground image and at least one background image, evaluating each video frame for a two dimensional aspect comprising a first area having a relatively higher channel intensity value in one or more channels than the channel intensity values of a second area, recording coordinates associated with the aspect in each of the video frames, evaluating the coordinates to determine a motion trajectory, and matching the motion trajectory to a prerecorded motion trajectory in a matching table, wherein the matching table contains associations of motion trajectories and control instructions, and obtaining the control instruction associated with the prerecorded motion trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Liang Zhou, Pengwei Wang
  • Patent number: 9736513
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, communication device includes communication module, operation module, image generator, and transmission controller. The operation module receives user operation. The image generator generates a first display image displayed on a display screen of a target device. The transmission controller performs, when there are contents to be transmitted to the target device and requiring copyright protection, controlling so as to generate the first display image comprising the contents to be transmitted and to transmit the generated first display image to the target device in a certain copyright protection system. Further, the transmission controller performs, when there are contents to be transmitted to the target device and requiring no copyright protection, controlling so as to generate the first display image comprising the contents to be transmitted and an image corresponding to the user operation and to transmit the generated first display image to the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Takashi Minemura, Daisuke Sano
  • Patent number: 9733788
    Abstract: Multi-stage cursor control techniques are described herein in which a control algorithm having multiple stages is applied to facilitate fine grained control over cursor movement and positioning. In one or more implementations, monitoring is performed to detect input provided via a controller for a computing device to manipulate a cursor within a user interface for an application. When input is detected, a multi-stage damping algorithm is applied to the detected input. The multi-stage damping algorithm may include both spatial and temporal dampening factors. Movement of the cursor is rendered in accordance with the damped input determined via application of the algorithm. Then, when input to manipulate the cursor is concluded, an attraction sequence is initiated to move the cursor to a target element contained in the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Ostergren, Jordan Dale Andersen, Raman K. Sarin, Arnab Choudhury, Rodger W. Benson
  • Patent number: 9734787
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method, mobile electronic device, and computer readable medium for operating the mobile electronic device having a motion sensor, touch sensor, microcontroller, and processor. The method includes the following steps. The motion sensor detects a motion and generates motion data in response to the detected motion. The touch sensor detects a fingerprint and generates fingerprint data in response to the detected fingerprint. The microcontroller compares the generated motion data with enrolled motion data, and one of the microcontroller and the processor compares the generated fingerprint data with enrolled fingerprint data, where the enrolled fingerprint data and the enrolled motion data including the first motion data are prestored in the mobile electronic device. When the generated motion data matches the first motion data and the generated fingerprint data matches the enrolled fingerprint data, the processor performs a first action in associated with the first motion data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Lin Chang, Bo-Han Lin, Ting-An Chien
  • Patent number: 9726755
    Abstract: Methods and systems of determining whether an object is alive, and therefore part of a live individual, are described. An object having an outer surface (e.g. a friction-ridge surface of a finger) and internal parts (e.g. tissue layer, papillae, blood vessels, fat, muscle, nail and bone) is scanned by a system having a transmitter, receiver and computer. One such system has a substantially planar piezoelectric transmit-layer, an ultrasonic receiver array having a plurality of receivers, and a platen. The transmit layer is caused to produce an ultrasound plane-wave traveling toward the object residing on the platen. Using the ultrasonic receiver, ultrasonic energy that has been reflected from the object is detected. The detected ultrasonic energy is analyzed to provide an analysis result, and the analysis result is compared to a template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jack Conway Kitchens, II, John Keith Schneider, Stephen Michael Gojevic, Timothy Alan Dickinson, Philip John Schneider, Evan Breloff, Evan Robert Hildreth
  • Patent number: 9727402
    Abstract: Techniques and mechanisms provide a solution space visualization of bit error rates (BER) for combinations of parameter settings of transceivers. Different types of visualizations may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Altera Corporation
    Inventors: Shuangxia Zhu, Yongliang Lu, Zhi Y. Wong
  • Patent number: 9727161
    Abstract: Pen and computing device sensor correlation technique embodiments correlate sensor signals received from various grips on a touch-sensitive pen and touches to a touch-sensitive computing device in order to determine the context of such grips and touches and to issue context-appropriate commands to the touch-sensitive pen or the touch-sensitive computing device. A combination of concurrent sensor inputs received from both a touch-sensitive pen and a touch-sensitive computing device are correlated. How the touch-sensitive pen and the touch-sensitive computing device are touched or gripped are used to determine the context of their use and the user's intent. A context-appropriate user interface action based can then be initiated. Also the context can be used to label metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ken Hinckley, Hrvoje Benko, Michel Pahud, Andrew D. Wilson, Pourang Polad Irani, Francois Guimbretiere
  • Patent number: 9720515
    Abstract: A gesture-controlled interface apparatus includes one or a plurality of bio-potential sensors and a processor. The one or a plurality of bio-potential sensors are wearable on a body of a user, for detecting one or a plurality of bio-electrical signals from the body of the user, wherein the one or a plurality of bio-potential sensors include at least one surface nerve conduction (SNC) sensor for detecting at least one surface nerve conduction signal. The processor is configured to compare the detected at least one surface nerve conduction signal with data of a plurality of reference signals corresponding to a plurality of known gestures, each of the reference signals distinctly associated with one of the known gestures, to identify a known gesture from the plurality of known gestures that corresponds to said at least one surface nerve conduction signal, and to communicate the identified known gesture to a computerized device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Wearable Devices Ltd.
    Inventors: Guy Wagner, Leeor Langer, Asher Dahan
  • Patent number: 9720109
    Abstract: A silicon photomultiplier array including a plurality of microcells arranged in subgroupings, each microcell of a respective subgrouping providing a pulse output in response to an incident radiation. Each microcell output interconnected by respective traces of equal length to either a summing node or an integrated buffer amplifier. Each respective summing node configured to sum the pulse outputs of a first subgroup of the microcell subgroupings, and each respective integrated buffer amplifier configured to sum the pulse outputs of each microcell of a second subgrouping, the respective integrated buffer amplifier located on the silicon photomultiplier array within the second subgroup of microcells. The plurality of microcells arranged in one of columns and rows, and a first group of the arranged plurality of microcells being a mirror image of a second group of the arranged plurality of microcells about a midpoint between one of the columns and rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jianjun Guo, Sergei Ivanovich Dolinsky
  • Patent number: 9715286
    Abstract: Apparatus including: hand-controllable signal-generating device that includes body having top side, and bottom side spaced apart from and facing away from top side, bottom side being configured for facilitating displacements of body over working surface in two-dimensional directions, body having biaxial-displacement detector configured for generating biaxial displacement signals representative of displacements of body in two-dimensional directions; and signal transmitter configured for communicating biaxial displacement signals to external electronic processor. Body has palm rest on top side; palm rest includes palm contact surface having contour for receiving portion of palm of person's hand into contact at position on palm contact surface. Contour of palm contact surface is configured for facilitating control by portion of palm of person's hand, being in contact at position on palm contact surface, of displacements of body in two-dimensional directions over working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: SOLID ART LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Eric J. Charlton, William Wheeler
  • Patent number: 9696767
    Abstract: A command recognition method and electronic device using the method are described. The command recognition method includes obtaining at least two first contact points at side edge of the electronic device; determining a holding gesture with respect to the electronic device according to the at least two first contact points; obtaining at least one second contact point at which contact state is changed on a side edge of the electronic device in a predetermined time period; based on the holding gesture, the at least one second contact point and its corresponding contact state change, recognizing corresponding command. By use of the command recognition method, it can favorably achieve the recognition of the operation command with respect to the electronic device in the case that the number of keys in the electronic device (even no key) is reduced, thereby achieving effective control to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignees: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD., BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD.
    Inventor: Dayong Gan