Cursor Mark Position Control Device Patents (Class 345/157)
  • Patent number: 10128838
    Abstract: Example embodiments of a reflective switch and methods for preventing inadvertent actuation of the reflective switch are disclosed. Exemplary embodiments of the reflective switch comprise a plurality of photo emitters that emit light through a translucent zone and a plurality of photo detectors that detect light rays that are reflected back through the translucent zone by an operator input. Upon detecting reflected light rays, the photo detectors send reflective signals to a controller. The controller then monitors whether the unique addresses of the photo detectors are increasing or decreasing and whether the addresses have increased or decreased to a predetermined threshold to merit a change in switch state. An indicia may be configured to notify an operator that a new switch state has been achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kostal of America
    Inventors: Steven R. Hoskins, Michael F. Tefend
  • Patent number: 10124249
    Abstract: A game controller includes an electronic input sensor and a mounting platform. The mounting platform includes an accessory-retention feature and a sensor-activation feature. The accessory-retention feature is configured to removably affix a selected removable controller accessory to the mounting platform. The selected removable controller accessory is one of a plurality of differently configured removable controller accessories removably affixable to the mounting platform. The mounting platform is configured to move from a default posture to an activation posture responsive to finger manipulation of the selected removable controller accessory when the selected removable controller accessory is affixed to the mounting platform. The sensor-activation feature interfaces with the electronic input sensor to generate an activate control signal in the activation posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Schmitz, Kenneth Jasinski, Joshua Weiher
  • Patent number: 10127193
    Abstract: A text display control apparatus includes a text determination unit that determines whether an input text can be displayed within the width of a text display area, a space selection unit that, if the text cannot be displayed within the width of the text display area, sequentially selects spaces from an end of the text to a beginning, a partial text determination unit that determines whether a part of the text before a selected space can be displayed within the width of the text display area, and a newline insertion unit that, if the part of the text before the space can be displayed within the width of the text display area, inserts a newline character into the text at the space. If the input text cannot be displayed within the width of the text display area, a new line automatically starts in the text at the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Tomomi Kajimoto
  • Patent number: 10124709
    Abstract: A utility vehicle includes a plurality of ground-engaging members, a frame, a powertrain assembly, a front suspension assembly, and a rear suspension assembly. A cargo bed may be supported by the frame at the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle also includes an operator seat and at least one passenger seat positioned within an operator area. In one embodiment, the vehicle includes doors to enclose the operator area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Michael C. Bohnsack, Ryan P. Black-Macken
  • Patent number: 10119843
    Abstract: An optical detecting device includes a multi-axis instruction outputting mechanism and an optical detecting module, and shift of the multi-axis instruction outputting mechanism is determined accordingly. An actuating component of the multi-axis instruction outputting mechanism is moved in reciprocation at a first operating direction to output an instruction. The optical detecting module is disposed by the actuating component. An interval between the optical detecting module and the actuating component is varied according to a relative movement between the optical detecting module and the actuating component at a second operating direction, and the actuating component can be shifted between different gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Chung-Ting Yang, Chia-Fu Ke
  • Patent number: 10120561
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for a maximum speed criterion for a velocity gesture. The apparatus includes an input sensor, a processor, and a memory. The apparatus also includes a detection module that detects fulfillment of velocity gesture criteria on the input sensor in communication with the processor. The velocity gesture criteria may include a movement below a maximum speed. The apparatus also includes an initiation module that initiates a velocity gesture function in response to the detection module detecting fulfillment of the velocity gesture criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Stewart, Thomas John Sluchak
  • Patent number: 10114521
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, on a touch-sensitive display, a plurality of application icons in a first configuration at locations on a hexagonal grid in relation to an origin. The application icons have corresponding ranks based on their respective locations in relation to the origin. In response to detecting a movement of a user contact from a first position to a second position: the display of a first application icon at a first location is translated to a second position; a second configuration of the application icons is determined based on the first location and the second location; and the display of the application icons is transitioned from the first configuration to the second configuration. In the second configuration, no application icon except the first application icon is displaced by more than one location relative to the first configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kocienda, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Gary Ian Butcher, Imran Chaudhri, Dylan Ross Edwards, Aurelio Guzman, Jonathan P. Ive
  • Patent number: 10101829
    Abstract: A Braille display system can include a plurality of Braille cells; and a touch sensitive surface for providing input to the system. The Braille display system can include a plurality of modular portions, with each portion including a plurality of Braille cells. A Braille display system can include a docking station to receive one or more modules with a plurality of Braille cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Optelec Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Sofieke Jagtman
  • Patent number: 10097541
    Abstract: A method of performing operations by a processor of a computer terminal, includes determining an operation system (OS) speed scaling gain used by the OS to transform mouse movement data, which is received from a mouse device via a device interface circuit, into mouse speed data that controls positioning of a mouse pointer relative to pixel locations on a display device. A computer terminal identifier is generated based on the OS speed scaling gain. A computer identification message containing the computer terminal identifier is communicated through a network interface circuit. Related computer terminals and computer authentication nodes are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Himanshu Ashiya, Atmaram Shetye
  • Patent number: 10095216
    Abstract: A method for actuating a manipulator system by means of a portable end device, a corresponding portable end device, and a robot system. The portable end device includes a 3-D camera that is a plenoptic camera. A three-dimensional image is acquired by means of the 3-D camera of the portable end device of at least part the manipulator system to be actuated. The image identifies at least one actuatable object in the manipulator system. A task is selected for the identified object to actuate. By selecting the identified actuatable object, the object is actuated to perform the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KUKA Roboter GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Hietmann
  • Patent number: 10089786
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product render a graphical user interface (GUI) on an optical see-through head mounted display (HMD). The apparatus obtains a location on the HMD corresponding to a user interaction with a GUI object displayed on the HMD. The GUI 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 GUI object satisfies a criterion, and adjusts a parameter of the GUI object when the criterion is not satisfied. The parameter may be one or more of a size of the GUI object, a size of a boundary associated with the GUI object or a location of the GUI object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kexi Liu, Md Sazzadur Rahman, Martin H. Renschler, Babak Forutanpour
  • Patent number: 10091367
    Abstract: To provide an information processing device that can perform scroll operations without preparing model-specific tables. An image forming apparatus (1) causes a moving interval calculating part (110) to calculate moving interval values (250) of indication coordinates (320) of an object based on a ratio of an elapsed time (220) to the moving time (200) and a difference between end coordinates (240) and start coordinates (230). A moving interval value after setting wait part (120) adds the moving interval values (250) to the indication coordinates (320) of the object. An object drawing part (130) draws the object on the coordinates to which the moving interval values (250) are added and causes a display part to display the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Hideyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10082882
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a data input apparatus and a method thereof. The data input apparatus can input data independently or sequentially via a first input or a second input for selecting one of the indication positions or a pair of indication positions of an input unit provided with a plurality of front and back indication positions based on a reference line passing through a reference point, which is a reference position for a base within a finger movement range. When a finger is placed on the input unit, the indication positions of the input unit are easily recognized as front and back corresponding input selection positions based on the reference line or the center of the input unit. Therefore, a user can easily and rapidly input data upon inputting data using the input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Ju Hyup Lee
  • Patent number: 10082884
    Abstract: A method and a hand held laboratory device to control screen navigation on a display instrument such as a smart phone or tablet computer by using predetermined movements of the hand held device caused by the user. The display instrument controls the hand held laboratory device, which allows the user of a hand held device to operate the device without the need of touching the display instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: National University of Singapore
    Inventor: Dieter Wilhelm Trau
  • Patent number: 10082883
    Abstract: There is provided an optical navigation device including an image sensor, a processing unit, a storage unit and an output unit. The image sensor is configured to successively capture images. The processing unit is configured to calculate a current displacement according to the images and to compare the current displacement or an accumulated displacement with a threshold so as to determine an outputted displacement. The storage unit is configured to save the accumulated displacement. The output unit is configured to output the outputted displacement with a report rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Hao Huang, Ming-Tsan Kao, Sen-Huang Huang
  • Patent number: 10078438
    Abstract: The invention provides, in some aspects, medical apparatus with software-based cursor control and graphical user interface hotspot selection. This can be used, by way of non-limiting example, as part of a graphical user interface by which doctors, nurses, patient care technicians, other health care providers, and/or patients can enter data into enter data and/or to control the apparatus and/or associated medical equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: FRESENIUS CARE HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Fei Wang, Martin Crnkovich
  • Patent number: 10078712
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system is provided for a digital proxy simulation of robotic hardware. In an implementation, a method may include creating a digital proxy simulation for a robotic hardware wherein the digital simulation and the robotic hardware may share a network interface. a user may be provided with an option to switch between the robotic hardware and the digital proxy simulation. The switch may be executed, upon receiving a user selection, between the robotic hardware and the digital proxy simulation, wherein executing the switch includes transferring input and output signals between the digital proxy simulation and the robotic hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ENERGID TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Bacon, Douglas E. Barker, Xi Chen, James D. English
  • Patent number: 10073614
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing device includes a detector and a controller. The detector detects a pointed position pointed by a pointing object on a projection plane onto which light including information of an input image is projected. When the pointed position belongs to a first region on the projection plane, the controller performs control for executing first processing corresponding to an operation on the first region based on the pointed position. The first region includes a part of a projection image formed by projecting the light onto the projection plane. When the pointed position belongs to a second region on the projection plane, the controller performs control for executing second processing corresponding to an operation on the second region based on the pointed position. The second region includes a smaller part of the projection image than the part of the projection image included in the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Wataru Watanabe, Mikiko Karasawa, Yuma Sano, Masahiro Baba
  • Patent number: 10073523
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering a haptic effect at a user input element associated with a haptic output device are provided. A primary range and a secondary range of positions are defined for the user input element associated with the haptic output device. In addition, a boundary range of positions is defined for the user input element associated with the haptic output device, the boundary range partially overlapping each of the primary and secondary ranges. A position of the user input element is monitored, and the haptic effect rendered in response to an entry of the user input element to positions within the boundary range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Srivatsav Venkatesan, Kaniyalal Shah, Douglas George Billington, Stephen Rank, Daniel Parker, Aaron Kapelus
  • Patent number: 10067632
    Abstract: A hover section is displayed upon a GUI following the lapse of a hover grace period interval that is dynamically adjusted. A default hover grace period interval is set and increasing if a hover display module determines manipulations of the GUI indicate the hover section was displayed in error and is decreased if the hover display module receives a decrease hover grace period interval event. By dynamically adjusting the grace period interval, future hover sections may be displayed to better reflect the GUI user's intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nitu M. Shinde, Martine B. Wedlake
  • Patent number: 10068549
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and system for cursor handling in a variable refresh rate environment are disclosed. The method includes the steps of receiving a first image, combining a cursor at a first position with the first image to produce a first combined image, and displaying the combined image on a variable refresh rate display device. The method also includes the steps of determining that a refresh timeout associated with the variable refresh rate display device has occurred, and then, after determining that a second image has not been generated, combining the cursor at a second position with the first image to produce a second combined image for display. The logic for implementing the method may be included in a graphics processing unit or within the variable refresh rate display device itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NVIDIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tom Verbeure, Timothy John Bornemisza
  • Patent number: 10067500
    Abstract: Disclosed is a platform for generating and delivering 3-D printed wearables. The platform includes scanning, image processing, machine learning, computer vision, and user input to generate a printed wearable. Scanning occurs in a number of ways across a number of devices. The variability of scanning generates a number of scanning output types. Outputs from the scanning process are normalized into a single type during image processing. The computer vision and machine learning portions of the platform use the normalized body scan to develop models that may be used by a 3D printer to generate a wearable customized to the user. The platform further provides opportunities for the user to check the work of the scanning, image processing, computer vision, and machine learning. The user input enables the platform to improve and inform the machine learning aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Wiivv Wearables Inc.
    Inventors: Shamil Mahendra Hargovan, Enger Lasada Bewza, Colin Michael Lawson, Ben Wynne, Manuj Aggarwal, Louis-Victor Jadavji, Jamie Lynn Etcheson, Carlos Montalvo
  • Patent number: 10057483
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to provide wireless communication; a camera; a touchscreen; a memory; and a controller configured to receive a first user gesture indicating a readiness for capturing an image through the camera, receive a second user gesture after receiving the first user gesture for indicating the camera to capture the image, and capture the image after a predetermined time period from receiving the second user gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sooyoung Her, Inyong Hwang, Taekon Lee, Kiwan Kim, Youngjun Kim, Jinwoo Park, Samsick Kim, Younhwa Choi, Victoria Bondarchuk, Hyungsun Kim, Seulah Lee, Minhun Kang, Jungeun Shin
  • Patent number: 10055065
    Abstract: A projector includes a second projecting section configured to project a second portion of an image output by an information processing apparatus, a detecting section configured to detect a position of a pointer with respect to the projected second portion and generate second position information representing the in a coordinate system of the second portion, and a second transmitting section configured to transmit the second position information to the projector. Another projector includes a first projecting section configured to project the first portion, a receiving section configured to receive the second position information, and a first transmitting section configured to transmit position information obtained by converting the received second position information according to a coordinate system of the image or the second position information received by the receiving section to the information processing apparatus as first position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Ano
  • Patent number: 10055083
    Abstract: Techniques for aiding user input with a graphical user interface (GUI) are disclosed. A target object among various command regions of the GUI is predicted, e.g., substantially before the cursor reaches any of the regions. The command region corresponding to the predicted target object is enlarged to facilitate user selection of the predicted target object. Enlarging the predicted target object may cause the target object to overlap and/or occlude nearby command regions. After a first target object is predicted, the prediction may be changed based on updated cursor movements. By using predictive target enlargement, users are given early visual feedback about the target, and are given a larger target to acquire, thereby allowing them to be faster and less precise (their mouse direction can wander) yet still acquire their desired result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
    Inventors: John Sweeney, Thomas M. Spine
  • Patent number: 10042440
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for touch input. An apparatus for touch input includes a display and a touchpad that does not overlap the display. The touchpad has an absolute input mode and a relative input mode such that a location of a cursor within the display is controlled by input received while the touchpad is in an absolute and/or relative input mode. The apparatus also includes a sensor module and a display module. The sensor module detects an input object within a sensing range of the touchpad. The display module presents the cursor at a location within the display based on the input object. The location of the cursor within the display is determined according to the input mode of the touchpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Howard Locker, Daryl Cromer, Steven Richard Perrin
  • Patent number: 10042435
    Abstract: Various embodiments described herein are directed toward input mechanisms, for input devices, configured to receive and removably couple to interchangeable elements. Handheld input devices applicable to some embodiments may include, without limitation, computer controllers, video game console controllers, and handheld video gaming devices. Input mechanisms applicable to various embodiments may include, for example, control sticks (e.g., joysticks or analog sticks operable by a user's finger, such as a thumbstick), buttons, switches, and directional pads. According to some embodiments, an input mechanism is provided comprising a base component. Depending on the embodiment, coupling different interchangeable elements to the base component may cause the input mechanism to vary in size, appearance, contour, material, or features provided by the input mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Performance Designed Products LLC
    Inventors: Bradley M. Strahle, Eric B. Fulghum
  • Patent number: 10042509
    Abstract: A hover section is displayed upon a GUI following the lapse of a hover grace period interval that is dynamically adjusted. A default hover grace period interval is set and increasing if a hover display module determines manipulations of the GUI indicate the hover section was displayed in error and is decreased if the hover display module receives a decrease hover grace period interval event. By dynamically adjusting the grace period interval, future hover sections may be displayed to better reflect the GUI user's intent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nitu M. Shinde, Martine B. Wedlake
  • Patent number: 10044969
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electric apparatus and operation method thereof. The electric apparatus includes: display unit to display the output content from said electric apparatus; operation unit used to operate said electric apparatus; the apparatus further includes: the primary indication unit, when the primary indication unit is started up, the operation unit is in visible status and otherwise the operation unit is in invisible status. The design of the present invention improves the front visual effect and the interactive performance of the electrical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: HISENSE GROUP CO., LTD., HISENSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minna Hu, Lianfa Gong
  • Patent number: 10038360
    Abstract: A vibration motor includes a cover; a substrate forming an accommodation space together with the cover; a vibrator received in the accommodation space, the vibrator including a first driver and a second driver; a plurality of elastic members suspending the vibrator in the accommodation space; a third driver mounted on the substrate for generating a first force cooperatively with the first driver to drive the vibrator to vibrate along a first direction; and a fourth driver mounted on the substrate for generating a second force cooperatively with the second driver to drive the vibrator to vibrate along a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: AAC TECHNOLOGIES PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hongxing Wang, Lubin Mao
  • Patent number: 10034632
    Abstract: A system and method for assessing a patient's balancing ability in order to facilitate ascertaining the patient's current medical status. The system includes a balance plate for measuring the center of gravity dynamic weight distribution in combination with a sensor for measuring the patient's fine motor skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: IsoTechnology Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Terence Vardy
  • Patent number: 10031658
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to perform wireless communication; a touchscreen configured to display content; and a controller configured to display a scroll bar on the touchscreen for adjusting an output location of the content, display at least one marker on the scroll bar to indicate a specific output location of the content, receive a selection signal indicating a pointer touches a first point of the scroll bar and moves in a prescribed direction, and change the output location of the content into an output location indicated by a corresponding marker located closest to the first point in the prescribed direction from the first point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Hosun Ryu
  • Patent number: 10031594
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a human interface device including an inner sphere, wherein the inner sphere has a center point. The human interface device can further include an outer sphere, and the outer sphere may be compressible. The human interface device may also include a plurality of pressure sensors between the inner sphere and the outer sphere for detecting localized compression of the outer sphere, a first three-axis-accelerometer located within the inner sphere, and a second three-axis-accelerometer located within the inner sphere, wherein the first three-axis-accelerometer and the second three-axis-accelerometer-accelerometer are each located at least a predetermined distance from the center point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gherardo Albano, Francesco M. De Collibus, Luca Landi, Claudio Prudenzi
  • Patent number: 10032284
    Abstract: In systems and methods disclosed herein, a transform may be determined for a given target object and background in an image between a native color space of the image and a second multi-dimensional color space representing a preferred color space for a tracker. The transform may then be applied to convert a plurality of pixels in the imaged scene to the second multi-dimensional color space thereby advantageously increasing a perceived contrast by the tracker between the target object and the background.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Craig R Franklin
  • Patent number: 10025462
    Abstract: A user interface may be accessed and used to illustrate various user options. One example method of operation may include initiating an application on a user computing device, receiving a selection to initiate a menu associated with the application which includes a number of selection options on a user display interface of the user computing device, and a result the menu is displayed in a position of the user display interface with reference to coordinates of a recent operation performed on the user display interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10023427
    Abstract: A method for provisioning elevator service includes sensing, by a gesture interface including a sensor, a region in proximity to the gesture interface to obtain data; determining, by the gesture interface, that a first pattern in the data corresponds to a first gesture; and initiating a request for elevator service in response to determining that the first pattern corresponds to the first gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Bradley Armand Scoville, Paul A. Simcik, Eric C. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10025492
    Abstract: A pointing detecting device is described. In an embodiment, a device comprises: a display; a processor; a storage containing instructions; wherein the instructions cause the processor to: select a set of points from a point cloud representing a pointing object in proximity or in contact of the display; determine the selected set of points as control points of a computational smooth surface representing the pointing object; determine a point nearest to the display on the computational smooth surface; based on the point nearest to the display, determine a point in a direction of a gradient of a curvature of the computational smooth surface; and report the point as a location of a desired pointing or touch action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Matti Pellikka
  • Patent number: 10025167
    Abstract: A projection-type display device includes a light source unit, an electro-optical device that modulates light emitted from the light source unit, and a projection optical system that projects the light modulated by the electro-optical device. In the electro-optical device, when a mirror that modulates light assumes an ON posture, the light from the light source unit is reflected in an ON direction toward the projection optical system and, when the mirror assumes an OFF posture, the light from the light source unit is reflected in an OFF direction different from the ON direction. An image capture element that receives incident light that has entered the projection-type display device from the outside via the projection optical system is provided in a direction in which the incident light is reflected by the mirror that assumes the OFF posture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takunori Iki
  • Patent number: 10017355
    Abstract: The invention allows personalization of an elevator service in an elevator system with destination control. Sensor data provided by a three-dimensional motion sensor and related to a passenger tracked by the three-dimensional motion sensor is received at a service unit of the elevator system with destination control. A personalized elevator service functionality for the tracked passenger is determined with the service unit based at least on the received sensor data. The personalized elevator service functionality is triggered with the service unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Kone Corporation
    Inventors: Henry Silvennoinen, Jukka Salmikuukka, Kim Bergman, Mika Belov, Mine Erciyas
  • Patent number: 10019064
    Abstract: Provided is a hand-held type user interface device for providing force feedback to a user according to an interaction with a virtual object or a user at a remote place, which remarkably increases the sense of reality in the interaction with the virtual object without limiting an action of the user by sensing the three-dimensional (3D) position and direction of the device and diversifying a force feedback provided to the user according to an action of the user holding the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Center of Human-centered Interaction for Coexistence
    Inventors: Kwang Kyu Lee, Shin Young Kim, Dae Keun Yoon, Bum Jae You
  • Patent number: 10019150
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a cursor in a portable terminal is provided. The method includes displaying a character on a screen, modifying the character and displaying the modified character, when a position of a cursor is designated, and restoring the modified character, when the designation of the position of the cursor is cancelled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pyoje Cho, Chulhwan Lee
  • Patent number: 10013781
    Abstract: A method for drawing a polygon using a graphical user interface includes a display of an object includes an indicator which remains fixed on the display of the object, e.g., at the center of the display. This indicator is referred to herein as the “focus.” The image of the object moves under the focus (by the user executing a drag operation on the image with the mouse or the finger if a touch screen is used) and the focus stays fixed. While the image is moved by the user under the focus, a trail of vertices is created which are interconnected by lines. When the user indicates they are finished with the moving step the last vertex created in the sequence is connected with the first vertex at the start of the moving with a connecting line, completing the forming of a boundary around the region of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Gammage, Aleksey Boyko
  • Patent number: 10013500
    Abstract: Techniques are described for determining a priority order for generating, serving, or rendering components of content such as a web page. Behavioral data may be collected from user devices, the behavioral data describing user interactions with components of the content during previous presentations of the content on the user devices. Based on the behavioral data, a score may be determined for one or more of the components, the score based on component dwell times, component presentation frequency, or other information. A priority order for the components may be based on the determined scores, and the components may be generated, served, or rendered in the priority order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jon Arron McClintock, Jesper Mikael Johansson
  • Patent number: 10015457
    Abstract: A projector includes: a projection unit; a position detection unit; and a calibration control unit which causes the projection unit to project a target image at a reference position within a projection range of the projection unit, acquires an operation position for the indicating operation detected by the position detection unit during the projection of the target image, and carries out calibration processing. The target image is projected, starting at the reference position located in a lower part of the projection range, of plural reference positions within the projection range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiteru Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10007374
    Abstract: A touch control elastic structure, a pressure detection method and a display device are disclosed. The touch control elastic structure is adaptable to be disposed between a cover plate and an internal supporting structure, and includes a force touch base layer, an elastic layer and a force touch sensor layer which are sequentially laminated; the force touch sensor layer is disposed on one side of the elastic layer facing the internal supporting structure, or the force touch base layer is disposed on one side of the elastic layer facing the internal supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jian Sang, Haiwei Sun
  • Patent number: 9996156
    Abstract: The embodiments are directed toward techniques for isolating a user input signal at a haptic output device. A signal originating from a user input element associated with the haptic output device is received. The received signal is separated into a first component including the user input signal, and a second component including a haptic feedback signal. While the first component is processed, the second component can be discarded or otherwise ignored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srivatsav Venkatesan, Kaniyalal Shah, Douglas George Billington, Stephen Rank, Daniel Parker, Aaron Kapelus
  • Patent number: 9994422
    Abstract: A destination call-giving device for giving destination calls in an elevator system includes a device available to a user for selecting a destination floor from a plurality of floors that are in a certain sequence, and an output for communicating the selected destination floor to the control system of the elevator system. The device for selecting a destination floor includes a touch-sensitive display forming a user interface for presenting to the user information related to the selection of a destination floor and for receiving the input of the user. The destination floor is arranged to be selectable by the user from the aforementioned plurality of floors by moving a touch-sensitive point on a touch-sensitive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jussi Hiltunen, Tommi Salonen, Kim Bergman, Jarmo Parkkinen
  • Patent number: 9996522
    Abstract: A dictionary device includes a display; a touch panel; and a CPU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhisa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9990057
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mouse for a computer, which is a computer input device. The mouse has an upper case with a vertical cushioning function against force imposed on the mouse, and thus can operate smoothly. The present invention provides a cushioning function to a mouse, thereby eliminating fatigue and muscle pain of the wrist and fingers even when a user uses the mouse for a long time. The mouse is manufactured by assembling an upper case and a lower case, and is configured such that a protrusion box which protrudes upwards is formed on the lower case, a boss is fixed on the lower side of the upper case and penetrates the protrusion box, thereby being joined with the same, and a spring which is supported by the protrusion box is inserted into the boss from the outside while the lower side of the boss can be prevented from being separated from the protrusion box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Tae Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9990060
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for processing stylus interactions with a device and drawing the results of those interactions in a manner that reduces noise and latency. This includes selecting a filter based on a velocity of an input, the velocity determined by comparing coordinates and timestamps associated with the input events. A first filter may be determined using previous input events to reduce latency and a second filter may be determined using previous and subsequent input events to improve accuracy of the filter selection. An output may be generated using the first filter and/or the second filter to combine the benefits of the reduced latency and the increased accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Heidi Christine Schubert, Lutz Gerhard