Cursor Mark Position Control Device Patents (Class 345/157)
  • Patent number: 11030399
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display, a setter, and a synchronization controller. The display displays a first document in a first window and also displays a second document in a second window. The setter sets a synchronization setting between the first and second documents. The synchronization controller executes an operation performed on one of the first and second documents also on the other one of the first and second documents when a synchronization setting is set by the setter, and cancels the synchronization setting when one of the first and second documents is in a first state in which it is not being used and restarts the synchronization setting when the corresponding one of the first and second documents is changed from the first state to a second state in which it is being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Kosuke Kikushima, Atsushi Maruyama, Taro Yoshihama, Naoto Kashiwagi, Yohei Uchiumi
  • Patent number: 11025148
    Abstract: A vibration motor includes a housing, a vibrator, a driving apparatus, and an elastic part. The housing includes a top wall, a bottom wall and a side wall. The vibrator includes a counterweight block and magnet steels disposed in the counterweight block. The vibration motor further includes a hollow portion penetrating through the counterweight block from an upper surface toward a lower surface, and inner walls defining the hollow portion. The driving apparatus is disposed in the hollow portion and drives the counterweight block to vibrate in vibrate directions parallel to the bottom wall. The inner walls include a first and a second inner wall, the magnet steels include a first magnet steel disposed on the first inner wall and a second magnet steel disposed on the second inner wall, which interact with the driving apparatus respectively to drive the vibrator to vibrate along the two vibrate directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: AAC ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGIES (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Tang, Lubin Mao
  • Patent number: 11024257
    Abstract: An image display method of an Android platform based display device includes: monitoring the state of a mouse coupled to the display device to acquire a corresponding mouse event; creating a mouse cursor layer according to the acquired mouse event, and reporting a processing request of the mouse cursor layer to an upper level; and having a processor of the display device enable an auxiliary processing thread in response to the processing request of the mouse cursor layer to process the processing request of the mouse cursor layer so as to display a corresponding mouse cursor on a display screen of the display device. The image display method and the display method of the present invention effectively increase the response speed for a mouse cursor event, preventing lagging in displaying a mouse cursor and enhancing user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventor: Jing Bin Wang
  • Patent number: 11023116
    Abstract: An electronic device, with a touch-sensitive surface, displays a respective control, which is associated with respective contact intensity criteria, used to determine whether or not a function associated with the respective control will be performed. The device detects a gesture on the touch-sensitive surface, corresponding to an interaction with the respective control. In accordance with a determination that the gesture does not include a contact that meets the respective contact intensity criteria, the device changes the appearance of the respective control to indicate progress toward meeting the respective contact intensity criteria that is used to determine whether or not a function associated with the respective control will be performed. In response to detecting activation of the control, the device performs the function associated with the respective control in accordance with the detected gesture including a contact that meets the respective contact intensity criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: May-Li Khoe, Matthew I. Brown, Bianca C. Costanzo
  • Patent number: 11016576
    Abstract: A reversed keyboard assembly is provided. The keyboard assembly includes a display unit, a touch screen placed on top of the display unit; and a top cover placed on top the touch screen, wherein top cover covers the touch screen and the display unit, wherein the top cover includes a plurality of transparent keys located in a predetermined distance above the touch screen for enabling a viewing of images displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Finetune Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Shimon Sharbaf, Moria Benami
  • Patent number: 11017570
    Abstract: A display control apparatus having: a processor configured to: read a predetermined command to control a display to draw a specific display object based on first coordinates within a coordinate system, wherein the predetermined command is part of a script of a plurality of commands to be read in order; determine whether the first coordinates satisfy a first condition, a second condition and a third condition; and control a display in response to a determination of whether the first coordinates satisfy the first condition, the second condition and the third condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11016661
    Abstract: A method for use with a reverse keyboard assembly to display a second set of icons on a second set of display zones of the reverse keyboard assembly based on an input corresponding to a first set of icons placed on a first set of display zones, the method comprising: identifying a first computer program executing on a computer to which the reverse keyboard assembly is communicatively connected to; displaying a first set of icons on the first set of display zones; receiving an input corresponding to one or more icons of the first set of icons; analyzing the input with respect of a set of rules associated with the first computer program; and, displaying a second set of icons on the second set of display zones using a second configuration, the display corresponding to results of the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Finetune Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Shimon Sharbaf, Moria Benami
  • Patent number: 11007933
    Abstract: An operating device for a transportation vehicle for operating a function of a transportation vehicle, wherein the operating device includes LEDs arranged adjacent to one another forming a matrix, wherein a processing unit ascertains whether light of at least one first LED is reflected and/or radiated because of an operating action at least into a second LED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Bennemann, Carsten Temming, Johannes Rhede, Jannes Menck
  • Patent number: 11009939
    Abstract: An immersive three-dimensional display with interactive content panels which is responsive to input from users' interactions is disclosed. A panoramic image is spherically mapped to a virtual three-dimensional space. Interactive content is configured with transparent images to form interactive content panels. The interactive content panels thus formed are positioned within the three-dimensional space to form the immersive 3D display with a background comprising the panoramic image. The immersive 3D display is transmitted to the client device for display to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Sarah Facin, Roy Rodenhauser, Jonathan Delefortrie, Andreas Jud
  • Patent number: 11003304
    Abstract: An information display terminal includes a first operation information acquiring unit that acquires first operation information including first location information on a display screen via a touch panel including a contact detection surface and the display screen. A three-dimensional coordinate space is projected onto the display screen. An object is arranged within the three-dimensional coordinate space on the basis of three-dimensional coordinate information of the object. The information display terminal also includes a second operation information acquiring unit that acquires second operation information including second location information on the display screen via a contact detection surface provided on a surface on a side opposite to the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reiko Miyazaki, Ken Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10996748
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject technology relate to gaze-dependent visual encryption of electronic device displays. Each display frame that is displayed on the electronic device display may include a clear-display region around the user's gaze location and an obscured region outside the clear-display region. In this way, only the display content that the user is actively viewing is recognizable and understandable and an onlooker such as an unwanted observer looking over the user's shoulder is unable to understand what is displayed. The obscured region of each display frame may be generated such that the overall look and structure of that region is unchanged, but the content is unintelligible. In this way, the visual experience of the user is not disrupted or distracted by the visual encryption and the eye of the onlooker is not guided to the clear-display region by the visual encryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mehmet Agaoglu, Cheng Chen, Harsha Shirahatti, Zhibing Ge, Shih-Chyuan Fan Jiang, Nischay Goel, Jiaying Wu, William Sprague
  • Patent number: 10999422
    Abstract: Verifying that a first device is in a claimed location including: requesting the first device to display a device location identifier (DLI) on a display; sending a request to a second device to: (1) capture the DLI displayed on the display; (2) receive inputs from at least one positioning system and the captured DLI; and (3) output a location proof using the inputs; and receiving the location proof to initiate a verification of the claimed location of the first device, wherein the location proof includes the captured DLI and a captured location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Charles Eklund, II, Eric Diehl
  • Patent number: 10996924
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, systems, and program products are disclosed for drawing attention to a graphical element on a display. An apparatus includes a display, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The memory stores code executable by the processor to detect a voice cue. The voice cue may include a predefined command associated with drawing a user's attention to a graphical element that is presented on the display. The memory stores code executable by the processor to determine a location of the graphical element that is presented on the display in response to the voice cue. The memory stores code executable by the processor to draw the user's attention to the graphical element on the display in response to determining the location of the graphical element on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: John Weldon Nicholson, Daryl Cromer, Howard Locker
  • Patent number: 10992297
    Abstract: A device, comprising: a pair of force sensors located for detecting a user squeeze input; and a controller operable in a squeeze detection operation to detect the user squeeze input based on a cross-correlation between respective sensor signals originating from the pair of force sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Pablo Peso Parada, Tom Birchall, Hamid Sepehr
  • Patent number: 10987573
    Abstract: A method including receiving at least one of touch data or force data representing a touch input received at the controller, determining one or more model(s), generating image data using the one or more models, the image data representing at least a hand gesture corresponding to the touch input received at the controller, and transmitting the image data to a virtual reality (VR) environment for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Valve Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Douglas Nietfeld, Joe van den Heuvel
  • Patent number: 10992214
    Abstract: A linear vibration motor includes: a housing having a receiving space; a vibrator unit received in the housing; and a stator configured to drive the vibrator unit to vibrate. The vibrator unit includes at least two vibrators arranged along a vibrating direction and spaced apart from each other. Two adjacent vibrators of the at least two vibrators are connected by an elastic holder; the elastic holder includes a first fixed portion, two second fixed portions respectively located at two sides of the first fixed portion, and two deformation portions connecting the first fixed portion with the second fixed portion; the first fixed portion is fixed to the housing; and the two second fixed portions are respectively fixed to the two adjacent vibrators. The linear vibration motor can provide rigidity support to the vibrators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AAC ACOUSTIC TECHNOLOGIES (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun Tang, Lubin Mao
  • Patent number: 10983604
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a method for controlling a medical device. The method may comprise tracking movement of a foot with a hands-free device and processing movement of the foot to move a cursor, wherein the cursor is disposed on a display screen of the medical device. The method may further comprise receiving a selection of at least one icon with the cursor through the hands-free device. A system for controlling a medical device may comprise a console and a display screen coupled to the console and may be configured to display a cursor. The system may further comprise a hands-free device. The hands-free device may be communicatively coupled to the console and may be operable to track movement within a tracking area and generate an output. The system may further comprise a medical device connected to the console and a processor configured to execute instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Alcon Inc.
    Inventor: Tobias Jura Rapoport
  • Patent number: 10983610
    Abstract: An electronic pen includes a conductive core-side member, a power supply circuit, a signal transmission circuit which, in operation, receives a power supply voltage from the power supply circuit, generates a first signal and a second signal each having a different waveform, and selectively supplies either the first signal or the second signal to the core-side member, an input reception circuit which, in operation, receives a designation input designating either the first signal or the second signal to be supplied from the signal transmission circuit to the core-side member, and a control circuit which, in operation, controls the signal transmission circuit to supply either the first signal or the second signal to the core-side member according to the designation input received by the input reception circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Oda, Hideyuki Hara
  • Patent number: 10986375
    Abstract: Systems and methods for erasing content stored on a set top box via a dedicated input object of a remote input device are described. A set top box (STB) receives a request to activate the set top box. The STB can create a storage location to which the STB is configured to store identifiers and passwords of a guest. The STB stores one or more user identifiers and passwords of the guest that correspond to one of one or more applications or web services accessed via the device. The STB receives, from a remote control device via a wireless communication, a command to delete the user identifiers and passwords stored on the STB responsive to selection of a delete button on the remote control device. An agent executing on the STB can delete the one or more user identifiers and passwords from the STB responsive to receipt of the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hotel Internet Services, LLC
    Inventors: Gary Lane Patrick, Ran Grumer
  • Patent number: 10983146
    Abstract: A test and measurement system is disclosed that includes an input for receiving a digital bus conducting a plurality of digital values, a display, and a memory. The memory stores hit frequencies for the digital values, and stores data indicating the digital values. The test and measurement system also includes at least one processor coupled to the display and the memory. The processor causes the display to depict the digital values and hit frequencies of the digital values by depicting persistence of the digital values over time and by depicting decay of the digital values over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin C. Spisak
  • Patent number: 10983556
    Abstract: An electronic device including a main body, a handle and a driven mechanism is provided. The main body includes a base and a button unit movably disposed on the base. The handle is movably connected to the main body. The handle is adapted to be rotated from a first position to a second position relative to the main body. The driven mechanism includes a first connection element and an ascending/descending assembly. A first section of the first connection element is fixed to the handle, and a second section of the first connection element is movably disposed in the base. The ascending/descending assembly is disposed in the base and located between the second section and a bottom of the button unit. When the handle is rotated from the first position to the second position, the first connection element moves with the handle, and the ascending/descending assembly is moved with the second section and lifts up the button unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yuan-Ping Chu, Jyh-Chyang Tzou, Tsai-Yu Lin, Chun-Ping Li
  • Patent number: 10981067
    Abstract: A game processing system for processing a game having a first mode and a second mode according to an aspect includes one or more computer processors. The one or more computer processors are configured to provide, in the first mode, an interaction with a virtual character in accordance with first detection information obtained by an information processing device not mounted on a head of a player. The one or more computer processors also performs a switch process from the first mode to the second mode and provide, in the second mode after the switch process, an interaction with the virtual character in accordance with second detection information obtained by a head mounted display mounted on the head of the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Gree, Inc.
    Inventors: Takashi Kuwatani, Makoto Chida
  • Patent number: 10979546
    Abstract: A terminal includes: an image acquisition module, a display panel, a light-emitting element, and a light converging member. An image acquisition module includes a lens. A light transmitting hole corresponding to the lens is formed in the display panel. The light-emitting element and the light converging member are arranged at the light transmitting hole. The light converging member is arranged on a side of the light-emitting element from which light is emitted, and is used for converging the light emitted by the light-emitting element over the lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianglin Gu, Chiafu Yen
  • Patent number: 10976835
    Abstract: An operation input device includes a knob for operations, disposed in a display region of a touch display; a plurality of conductor columns provided in the knob; a touch point detecting unit that detects a touch point corresponding to at least one of the plurality of conductor columns; a location determining unit that determines a location of at least one of the plurality of conductor columns, using a result of the detection by the touch point detecting unit; and a location estimating unit that estimates, when there is a conductor column that has not been detected as a touch point by the touch point detecting unit, a location of the conductor column that has not been detected as a touch point by the touch point detecting unit, using positional relationship information indicating a positional relationship between the plurality of conductor columns in the knob and location history information indicating a history of locations of the respective plurality of conductor columns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Hori, Yuichi Sasaki, Daisuke Kisara
  • Patent number: 10976832
    Abstract: A multi-functional human interface device includes a control unit and a first multi-functional input button. The first multi-functional input button includes a cover unit configured to receive a touch input of a user's finger, an electrode unit including a transmitter and a receiver to form an electric field, an elastic unit configured to move from a first height to a second height when a first pressure is applied from the cover unit and configured to move back to the first height when the first pressure from the cover unit is released, and a switch unit configured to generate an electric signal representing an input of a predetermined letter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: INNOPRESSO, INC.
    Inventor: Eunhyung Cho
  • Patent number: 10963100
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application are related to an interactive object control method and performed at a terminal. The method includes: obtaining a quantity of logical pixels corresponding to a touch operation performed on an interactive object on a touchscreen of the terminal; obtaining a logical pixel density of the touchscreen; correcting the quantity of logical pixels corresponding to the touch operation based on the logical pixel density and a reference pixel density; and controlling the interactive object based on the corrected quantity of logical pixels. After the quantity of logical pixels corresponding to the touch operation performed on the interactive object is obtained, the quantity of logical pixels corresponding to the touch operation is corrected based on the logical pixel density and a reference pixel density of the touchscreen and then the interactive object is controlled based on the corrected quantity of logical pixels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Furong Xia, Heyun Lu
  • Patent number: 10963136
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for controlling a highlighting of one of a plurality of operational objects on a display. A spatially continuous movement of a pointing position on the display, which is provided by a user by means of a user input interface is converted in the highlighting of one of the plurality of objects. If the pointing position coincides with one of the plurality of objects, this object is highlighted (130). When the pointing position is on empty space between the objects, an appropriate one of the plurality of objects is highlighted (160). The parameter used to determine the object to be highlighted is at least the distance from the pointing position to the objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ronaldus Hermanus Theodorus Oosterholt, Handoko Kohar
  • Patent number: 10962427
    Abstract: Described herein is a MEMS force sensor with stress concentration design. The stress concentration can be performed by providing slots, whether through or blind, and/or selective thinning of the substrate. The MEMS force sensor is in chip scale package with solder bumps or metal pillars and there are sensing elements formed on the sensor substrate at the stress concentrate area. The stress concentration can be realized through slots, selective thinning and a combination of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NextInput, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehrnaz Youssefi, Julius Minglin Tsai
  • Patent number: 10956030
    Abstract: The disclosure is a method and device for drawing a figure in correspondence to an input made with a first input tool and a second input tool to the terminal including an input unit capable of detecting physical touch and electrical input includes detecting a touch input made with the first and second input tools to the input unit; displaying at least one line movable according to contact points of the detected input on a display unit of the terminal; receiving a selection command based on the electrical input made with at least one of the first and second input tools; and displaying one of the at least one line as the line of which at least one of length and direction is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaemyoung Lee, Saegee Oh, Jinyoung Jeon, Hyunmi Park
  • Patent number: 10955897
    Abstract: A power control method applicable to an electronic apparatus having a first electronic element and a second electronic element which can be opened and closed toward to each other. The power control method includes the following steps: providing a plurality of power modes on the electronic apparatus; detecting a trigger signal generated from a close operation of the first electronic element and the second electronic element; detecting touch information generated in response to the first electronic element or the second electronic element being touched; determining a close gesture according to the trigger signal and the touch information; and selecting and operating in a corresponding power mode within the plurality of power modes by the electronic device according to a correspondence relationship of the close gesture and the plurality of power modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Sai Zhang, Zxl Zhang
  • Patent number: 10949228
    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: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Richard Daniel Graham, Ruthie D. Lyle
  • Patent number: 10949658
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to an activity classifier system, for classifying human activities using 2D skeleton data. The system includes a skeleton preprocessor that transforms the 2D skeleton data into transformed skeleton data, the transformed skeleton data comprising scaled, relative joint positions and relative joint velocities. It also includes a gesture classifier comprising a first recurrent neural network that receives the transformed skeleton data, and is trained to identify the most probable of a plurality of gestures. There is also an action classifier comprising a second recurrent neural network that receives information from the first recurrent neural networks and is trained to identify the most probable of a plurality of actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: WRNCH INC.
    Inventors: Colin J. Brown, Andrey Tolstikhin, Thomas D. Peters, Dongwook Cho, Maggie Zhang, Paul A. Kruszewski
  • Patent number: 10942633
    Abstract: A tool for interacting with a rendered environment is configured to render a representation of a real-world environment. Input data is received that is indicative of a position for a zoom window to be placed within the representation. The zoom window is rendered at the position within the representation and has a size that is determined based on one or more criteria. Within the zoom window, a magnified view of a portion of the representation is rendered that is proximate to the position of the zoom window. Input data is received that is indicative of a first gesture applied to the zoom window and is indicative of a resizing of the zoom window. The zoom window is resized on the UI in accordance with the first gesture, and a scale of the magnified view within the zoom window is maintained as the zoom window is resized. Input data is received that is indicative of a second gesture applied to the zoom window and indicative of a change to a zoom scale for content within the zoom window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Yingying Geng, Casey Baker
  • Patent number: 10936174
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for displaying content without obscuring key details on a computer screen. After the computing system detects the display of overlapping application windows, objects in the application windows are detected using an object recognition service. A determination is then made as to which of these detected objects correspond to objects that are being focused by the user, will be focused by the user and/or have been focused by the user based on the tracking of the eye gaze of the user and/or prior recorded patterns of activity. A score may then be generated for each of these focused objects indicating a level of obstruction using the location of the focused objects, the location of overlays and/or prior recorded patterns of activity. An optimal layout of the overlapped application windows is determined in response to the score for the focused object(s) exceeding a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Robert E. Loredo, Matthew E. Broomhall
  • Patent number: 10936077
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory storing a program and at least one processor that executes the program to implement processes of detecting a speed of motion of a user based on motion information relating to a motion of the user that is detected by a detection device, and generating position information of a position indication display information item, which is displayed on a display device and indicates a position designated by the user, based on the motion information relating to the motion of the user. The position information of the position indication display information item is generated by restricting a moving direction of the position indication display information item to a predetermined direction when the detected speed of motion of the user does not meet a predetermined speed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Funami
  • Patent number: 10936072
    Abstract: A haptic information presentation system uses a human sensory characteristic or illusion to suitably control a physical quantity, and causes a person to feel a force which cannot exist physically, or a haptic sensory physical characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MIRAISENS, INC.
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Yukio Fukui, Masataka Sakai, Natsuo Koda, Koji Osaki
  • Patent number: 10931186
    Abstract: Disclosed is a linear vibration motor, including a base, a cover plate, a vibration unit, and a drive unit. The vibration unit includes a counterweight block and a magnetic steel. An accommodating groove is provided in the counterweight block. At least two pieces of magnetic steel are respectively located on two opposite sides of the accommodating groove. The drive unit includes an iron core accommodated in the accommodating groove and fixed on the base and two first coils and two second coils that are respectively fixedly sleeved over the iron core. The two second coils and two pieces of magnetic steel are together circumferentially disposed in the accommodating groove and are arranged alternately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: AAC Acoustic Technologies (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun Tang, Lubin Mao
  • Patent number: 10926786
    Abstract: An information processing and display system comprising steering wheel (10) having a rim (12) and at least one spoke (14), and a plurality of sensors (102, 106, 108) placed about one or both of the rim and the spoke, each sensor selectively actuable due to the proximity of a finger, fingers, a hand or hands of a driver; and a processor, logic device or computer (120) in communication with each sensor and capable of detecting specific hand or finger movements corresponding to specific desirable functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Key Safety Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jendrowski, Byron Spencer, Roland Furtado
  • Patent number: 10925586
    Abstract: An endoscope control system comprises one or more sensors located in a headrest and configured to detect an input at the headrest. The one or more sensors include at least one of an array of pressure sensors positioned adjacent to a forehead rest surface, a joystick controller mounted in the headrest, or a slip plate mounted to the headrest. The endoscope control system further comprises an endoscope control module configured to receive one or more sensor signals from the sensors indicating movement of the headrest or pressure applied to the headrest and providing an indication of intended movement of an image provided by an endoscope. The endoscope control system further comprises an endoscope manipulation module configured to receive the indication of intended movement from the endoscope control module and generate one or more actuation signals to activate one or more actuators configured to cause the intended movement of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc
    Inventors: Peter M. Herzlinger, Govinda Payyavula, Brian E. Miller
  • Patent number: 10924717
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for exhibiting wide-screen motion pictures, including in multiplex-style theaters, with an immersive, “virtual reality” picture-dominance effect not previously obtainable in such theaters. The invention uses a zero-gain or nominal-gain curved screen to accommodate a wide-screen presentation, and a digital projector capable of delivering fourteen foot-lamberts or more of light to the screen. It can support any theatrical aspect ratio for presentation, including 2.76:1. To eliminate image distortion, the invention uses mapping software to correct the image for the geometry of the auditorium and the shape of the screen. This correction is established for every aspect ratio displayed in the auditorium in which the invention is installed, and aspect ratios can be changed to display content with different aspect ratios during a program. The images delivered to viewers through the invention deliver the full benefit of the native aspect ratio in which they are displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Robert C. Weisgerber
  • Patent number: 10922901
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for placing an asset on a three-dimensional model. Each asset can be associated with a pivot point and with an asset normal. A contact point on the surface of a model where an asset is to be positioned may be identified, and a surface normal that may be perpendicular to the surface at the contact point may also be identified. Then, the asset can be placed on the model such that the position of the pivot point of the asset may coincide with the position of the identified contact point on the surface of the model, and such that the orientation of the asset normal may match the orientation of the identified surface normal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Goossens
  • Patent number: 10921893
    Abstract: A method may include accessing audio data, obtaining tactile audio data associated with the audio data, and, while reproducing the audio data, reproducing a tactile audio response according to the tactile audio data in a manner personalized to a user. The tactile audio data may be reproduced via an electroactive transducer to transfer the tactile audio response to a body of a user. Another method may include obtaining audio data, parsing the audio data to identify an audio component that includes an audio layer or an audio source, and identifying an audio attribute of the audio component. The method may also include selecting the audio component to accompany a tactile audio response, generating tactile audio data that describes the tactile audio response for the selected audio component, and coordinating the tactile audio data of the selected audio component with the audio data of the selected audio component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SUBPAC, INC.
    Inventors: Sarosh Sultan Khwaja, Todd Christopher Chernecki, John Thomas Alexiou
  • Patent number: 10921882
    Abstract: A human-machine interaction method, system and apparatus of the present invention enables a user to interact with an electronic device by turning the user's head to implement a mouse's point-and-click functionality. A main characteristic is to detect the user's head rotation (moving direction, displacement and nod/shake one's head action) following the direction of eye watching by adding an angular velocity sensor in an earphone, so as to realize a more natural and convenient human-machine interaction, where you are watching is where the cursor will point, look-and-nod instead of point-and-click with mouse. With the supports of the virtual keyboard on the screen of the electronic device, information can be inputted. Combined with the earphone microphone sound input, it can realize more complicated control combination with head movement input and sound input; making use of the earphone sound output as user output, user input and user output are integrated in one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: Jie Li
  • Patent number: 10915243
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch-sensitive display displays a user interface with content. The device detects a gesture on the touch-sensitive display, the gesture including a first contact over the content on the touch-sensitive display and movement of the first contact across the touch-sensitive display. In response to detecting the gesture, when the contact does not meet selection criteria, the device scrolls the content on the display in accordance with the movement of the contact on the display without selecting the content. When the contact meets the selection criteria, the device selects at least a portion of the content in accordance with the movement of the contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Julian Missig, Jeffrey T. Bernstein
  • Patent number: 10914951
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product provide feedback to a user of an augmented reality (AR) device having an optical see-through head mounted display (HMD). The apparatus obtains a location on the HMD corresponding to a user interaction with an object displayed on the HMD. The object may be an icon on the HMD and the user interaction may be an attempt by the user to select the icon through an eye gaze or gesture. The apparatus determines whether a spatial relationship between the location of user interaction and the object satisfies a criterion, and outputs a sensory indication, e.g., visual display, sound, vibration, when the criterion is satisfied. The apparatus may be configured to output a sensory indication when user interaction is successful, e.g., the icon was selected. Alternatively, the apparatus may be configured to output a sensory indication when the user interaction fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kexi Liu, Vijay Naicker Subramaniam, Md Sazzadur Rahman, Martin H. Renschler
  • Patent number: 10909759
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a memory storing instructions is provided. The apparatus includes a control unit for executing the instructions to send signals to display, for a user, a first virtual image superimposed onto a representation of real space. The control unit further executes instructions to send signals to identify a potential source of interest for the user, the potential source of interest being outside of a user focus area in the representation of real space. The control unit further executes instructions to send signals to notify the user of the potential source of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiko Kaino, Yoshiaki Iwai, Kenichiro Oi, Shunichi Homma, Jianing Wu
  • Patent number: 10906401
    Abstract: A motor vehicle includes a steering wheel and a touchpad integrated into the steering wheel, situated in a channel, and adapted to input commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventor: William Brian Lathrop
  • Patent number: 10902763
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a display device, a display control method, and a program that enable various states of the device to be expressed in a limited region. A television receiver set includes an indicator unit disposed at least in a part of a periphery of a display unit and including indicator configured to be lit at a predetermined luminance, and an indicator control unit configured to control lighting of the indicator. The indicator control unit performs control such that a lighting method of the indicator is changed according to passage of time. The present invention can be applied to a display device such as a television receiver set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventor: Masao Kondo
  • Patent number: 10901570
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and a system where a processor(s) of a computing device identifies at least two displays coupled to the processor(s) to render visual objects to a user of the computing device, like a cursor, and processor(s) obtains instructions to render the cursor in various locations on the displays via an input device. The processor(s) obtain a display layout for the displays and resolutions of displays and generates an initial virtual desktop that includes physical real estate of the displays where the processor(s) renders visual objects. The processor(s) obtains a request and generates a simulacrum of the displays, in virtual space. The processor(s) displays, on a portion of the virtual desktop, the simulacrum. The processor(s) obtains, via the input device, a selection of a location on the simulacrum and automatically moves the cursor to a location on the virtual desktop that corresponds to the selected location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, John F. Kelley, Todd P. Seager, Blaine H. Dolph
  • Patent number: 10902744
    Abstract: A device and method for operating a device for writing in braille and/or in audio Morse code is disclosed, for users with visual impairments and/or a motor disorder, so that a user can take notes in real-time without the need for additional accessories, which comprises a housing (6) with an aspect and size similar to a common writing pencil, which comprises: a push-button (1) projecting from an end of the housing (6) of the device; a sound piezoelectric (2) mounted within the housing (6); a microcontroller (3), mounted within the housing (6), in connection with: a memory (4) for storing data, the push-button (1) by means of an input of the microcontroller, and the sound piezoelectric (2) by means of an outlet pin of the microcontroller; wherein the microcontroller (3) is arranged to measure, each time the push-button (1) is actuated by the application of pressure, a time of pressure of the button, and to store said time of pressure in the memory (4), wherein the stored times of pressure are grouped on the bas
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE LA SANTISIMA CONCEPCION
    Inventors: Eduardo Wladimir Arriagada Carrasco, Jorge Eduardo Galleguillos Pizarro, Paulina Giselle Molina Encina