Cursor Mark Position Control Device Patents (Class 345/157)
  • Patent number: 10175882
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for dynamically calibrating a virtual Braille keyboard implemented on a touch screen is provided. The virtual Braille keyboard includes a plurality of virtual keys each associated with a corresponding finger of a user and with a variable key location on the touch screen. The method includes detecting typing events, each involving one or more of the fingers of the user contacting the touch screen at corresponding touch locations and defining one or more active fingers for the typing event. The method also includes updating, in real-time, the variable key location of the virtual key associated with each active finger in view of the corresponding touch location detected during a current one of the typing events. A computer-implemented method for reinitializing a calibration of a virtual Braille keyboard for a single one of the two hands of a user is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Technologies Humanware Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic R. Labbé, Grégory Saint-Jean, Gregory Stilson, Maryse Legault, Maude Giasson
  • Patent number: 10175828
    Abstract: A method for authenticating capacitive touch, executed through a system interworking with a capacitive touch screen supporting multi-touch, comprises receiving touch point information for touch points recognized as multi-touch through the capacitive touch screen, reading the touch point information and identifying a specified touch point corresponding to any one specified touch portion fixed and arranged in a previously specified position in design among touch portions of a touch device in which capacitively touchable touch portions are arranged according to a previously designed unique geometric relationship, coordinate-rotating the touch points or a geometric relationship for the touch points to match a designed geometric relationship based on a reference point corresponding to the specified touch point, and authenticating whether the coordinate-rotated geometric relationship matches the designed geometric relationship within a tolerance range or identifying the designed geometric relationship matching the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: 12CM GLOBAL PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong-Gyoun Han, Jae-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10168880
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-accessible medium for modifying a parameter which can receive a single input associated with at least two different points in space, determine a modification factor based on the single input, and modify the parameter(s) having at least two components based on the modification factor. The modification factor can be determined by an angle created by a line or a vector between a start point and an end point and either the x-axis or the y-axis. The input can be generated by a user making a gesture on a screen using a finger, or by a mouse, stylus, track pad, or other motion sensor. The parameter can be a Red/Green/Blue parameter or a sound equalizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Jerome Dewhurst
  • Patent number: 10169493
    Abstract: The disclosed method for manipulating a computer aided design (CAD) model includes the computer-implemented steps of a user determining one or more entities in a CAD model with a cursor, determining a set of adequate user action(s) to execute on the entities and providing a suggestion menu which contains the set of adequate user actions, partly determined by previously executed user actions. A second method for manipulating a CAD model includes the computer-implemented steps of a user determining one or more entities with a cursor, determining a set of adequate user actions to execute on the entities and providing a suggestion menu which contains the set of adequate user actions, partly determined by a geometric analysis on any of the entities in an area within a predetermined proximity of the cursor. A computer program product and server for manipulating a CAD model are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Bricsys NV
    Inventors: Pieter Clarysse, Shivdeep Garud, Hans De Backer
  • Patent number: 10168787
    Abstract: A method for the target recognition of target objects, in particular for the target recognition of the operating elements in a motor vehicle are disclosed herein. The method (and systems which incorporate the method) may employ various gaze tracking device, hand tracking devices, and combine inputs from the two based on a methodology for correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander van Laack, Paul O. Morris, Oliver Kirsch
  • Patent number: 10171862
    Abstract: A method and system for improving an interactive video search is provided. The method includes receiving, by a remote control, data including video object based questions. The remote control comprises a memory, a display, and a light fidelity device. The data is stored in the memory. A command associated with the data is received from a user based on video data being presented via a video presentation device and video object based questions are presented. In response, a selection for a question of the video object based questions is received. A light source is enabled such that a light is visible on the video object being presented via the video presentation device. The video object is identified and an Internet based search associated with locating answers to the question is executed. Information associated with the question is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Vijay K. Ananthapur Bache, Vijay Ekambaram, Sarbajit Rakshit, Saravanan Sadacharam
  • Patent number: 10168802
    Abstract: Active position indicator comprising a movable tip element (10) configured to be displaced from an initial position in a displacement direction by a tip displacement depending on the force acting on a tip (3) arranged on a distal end of the tip element (10); a force sensor for detecting a force acting on the tip (3) comprising an elastic element acting on the tip element (10) against the tip displacement; wherein the elastic element is a leaf spring (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Silicon SA
    Inventors: Hussein Ballan, Paolo Cella, Jean-Daniel Carrard, Marc Pastre, Tristan Reimann
  • Patent number: 10162429
    Abstract: A gesture-enabled keyboard and method are defined. The gesture-enabled keyboard includes a keyboard housing including one or more keyboard keys for typing and a pair of stereo camera sensors mounted within the keyboard housing, a field of view of the pair of stereo camera sensors projecting substantially perpendicularly to the plane of the keyboard housing. A background of the field of view is updated when one or more alternative input devices are in use. A gesture region including a plurality of interaction zones and a virtual membrane defining a region of transition from one of the plurality of interaction zones to another of the plurality of interaction zones is defined within the field of view of the pair of stereo camera sensors. Gesture interaction is enabled when one or more gesture objects are positioned within the gesture region, and when one or more alternative input devices are not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Tarek El Dokor
  • Patent number: 10156968
    Abstract: Displaying a recommended page by a terminal device may include page presenting recommended information being displayed. Click information of a click operation is captured, which is performed by a user on a display area of the recommended information via a display screen. The page includes a calculated hotspot range. The hotspot range is a range determined after analyzing previous click information and valid information, where a valid click probability is greater than a probability set value. Whether the click operation is valid may be determined based on the click information and the hotspot range. When determining that the click operation is valid, a request for obtaining the recommended page corresponding to the recommended information may be transmitted to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Bin Zhou, Sen Sheng
  • Patent number: 10155170
    Abstract: A gaming device has a holding portion comprising a left side portion and a right side portion configured to detachably hold an electronic device that includes an input device located on a control surface of the electronic device and configured to receive user input. The gaming device includes a first input device configured to receive directional input, second through sixth input devices, a cross key configured to receive user input and located on the first surface of a left side portion, and an arrangement of four input buttons configured to receive user input and located on the first surface of the right side portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akio Ikeda, Ryoji Kuroda, Masahiro Urata, Kuniaki Ito
  • Patent number: 10156928
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with extended user touch input are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include a touch input driver to detect and report user touch inputs through a touch-sensitive screen of the apparatus. Further, the touch input driver is to provide support for user touch input at an extended point or area of the touch-sensitive screen beyond an actual touch point or area of the touch-sensitive screen. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Xin Chen
  • Patent number: 10152216
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method control applications in the electronic device. A plurality of applications are executed in a foreground and a background. The number of touch points input to a touch screen are detected to select an application according to the detected number of the touch points. A touch gesture is detected for controlling the selected application, and the selected application is controlled according to the detected touch gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaehoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10154224
    Abstract: This utility model relates to a remote controller for televisions, video recorders/players comprising a housing having an upper and lower shells, said upper shell being provided with a plurality of different slots adapted to receive different sizes of push buttons, and a printed circuit board with electronic parts disposed inside said housing, characterized in that a circular channel adjustment control and a volume adjustment control traversing respective slots on said upper shell, each of said circular channel and volume adjustment control being pivotally secured to said housing, and each being provided with opposing forward lug and rear lug protruding outwardly from the periphery thereof and in communication with said printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Dante Ramel Olivar
  • Patent number: 10152184
    Abstract: An indicator detecting device that can limit input by an indicator to a partial region within a panel surface is provided. The indicator detecting device includes a sensor having a detecting region for detecting a finger. The sensor outputs an output signal corresponding to a position indicated by the finger in the detecting region. The indicator detecting device includes a position calculating processor that calculates a value indicating the position based on the output signal. The indicator detecting device includes a controller that performs signal processing corresponding to the position based on the calculated value. When a plurality of calculated values indicate that the finger has designated a region within the detecting region, the controller performs different processing of the calculated value indicating a position corresponding to the inside of the designated region than that indicating a position corresponding to the outside of the designated region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Wacom Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10152115
    Abstract: An application control system and method using generated position information of a control device and adapted for use with a display is disclosed. The control device may be conveniently held by a user. An imager is employed to image the control device to detect reference fields and generate position information. This information is used by the control device to control an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: I-Interactive LLC
    Inventor: David L. Henty
  • Patent number: 10146397
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system, method and computer program product for a graphic user interface (GUI) comprising: a GUI controller for controlling a GUI; a graphical cursor engine for projecting a mouse cursor on to a GUI and responsive to a user moving and controlling a mouse to select the graphical controls; a user action recorder for recording sequences of user actions in the GUI in a database of user sequences for a plurality of GUI user sessions; a next action engine for determining, in a particular GUI user session, a next action with the highest probability for a particular GUI based on one or more recorded sequences for that GUI in the database of user sequences and user past actions in that session; and a biasing engine for biasing graphical cursor movement towards the next action with the highest probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew S. Feltham, James K. Hook, Hamish C. Hunt, Nicholas K. Lincoln
  • Patent number: 10146311
    Abstract: Embodiments hereof relate a system that includes a processor and a haptic peripheral with a haptic output device. The processor is configured to receive an audio file, or a haptic file generated from the audio file, that includes a first channel having a first set of control parameters to generate a first haptic effect and a second channel having a second set of control parameters to generate a second haptic effect and to output a control signal that includes the first and second sets of control parameters for the haptic effect. The haptic output device is configured to receive the control signal from the processor and to output the haptic effect to the haptic peripheral. In an embodiment, the haptic output device is coupled to a bi-directional trigger and the control parameters move the trigger in opposing directions. In another embodiment, the control parameters generate different timelines of haptic effects to a user input element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: William Rihn, Henry Da Costa
  • Patent number: 10140013
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for calculating a virtual touch position that is off the physical touch screen display. A user may provide a first swiping gesture in a main portion of a physical touch screen display, and an extended swiping gesture within a predefined threshold distance of an edge of the physical touch screen display. The extended swiping gesture is a continuation of the first swiping gesture. The virtual touch position may be calculated based on a trajectory of the first swiping gesture and/or the distance of the extended swiping gesture. An extended swiping gesture may continue around the edges to enable calculation of a virtual touch position regardless of size constraints of the physical touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: James D. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10140633
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for placing content in a user interface depending upon a likely location of the gaze of a user. Coordinates are determined that correspond to an area of interest in a viewport of a first user interface. At least one content item of interest is identified and the content items of interest placed in the area of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Daniel Jaye, Elmore Eugene Pope, Michael L. Brundage
  • Patent number: 10134358
    Abstract: A head mounted display (HMD) device including a communication processor configured to communicate with a mobile terminal; a display configured to display a content received from the mobile terminal; and a controller configured to in response to an event generated on the mobile terminal, selectively display an object on the display corresponding to the event generated on the mobile terminal, based on a type of the displayed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Heonjae Jung, Yunmi Kwon, Jihee Hong
  • Patent number: 10130874
    Abstract: A removable controller accessory for a game controller. The removable controller accessory includes a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The first side includes a finger interface sized and shaped for manual manipulation by a finger. The second side includes a mounting interface configured to selectively mate with an accessory-retention feature of a mounting platform of the game controller to removably affix the removable controller accessory to the mounting platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Schmitz, Kenneth Jasinski, Joshua Weiher
  • Patent number: 10130882
    Abstract: Joystick display data is generated for display on a touch screen of an electronic device. The joystick display data creates a visual representation of a virtual joystick when displayed on the touch screen. Touch data from the touch screen is processed to determine when the touch data indicates user interaction with the virtual joystick. When the touch data indicates user interaction with the virtual joystick, the joystick display data is adjusted to reflect the user interaction with the virtual joystick, based on the touch data, and joystick data is generated based on the user interaction with the virtual joystick. The display of at least one other element on the touch screen can be adjusted based on the joystick data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: John W. Howard, Brian G. Howard, Jeremy R. Howa
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10042440
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for touch input. An apparatus for touch input includes a display and a touchpad that does not overlap the display. The touchpad has an absolute input mode and a relative input mode such that a location of a cursor within the display is controlled by input received while the touchpad is in an absolute and/or relative input mode. The apparatus also includes a sensor module and a display module. The sensor module detects an input object within a sensing range of the touchpad. The display module presents the cursor at a location within the display based on the input object. The location of the cursor within the display is determined according to the input mode of the touchpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Howard Locker, Daryl Cromer, Steven Richard Perrin
  • Patent number: 10044969
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an electric apparatus and operation method thereof. The electric apparatus includes: display unit to display the output content from said electric apparatus; operation unit used to operate said electric apparatus; the apparatus further includes: the primary indication unit, when the primary indication unit is started up, the operation unit is in visible status and otherwise the operation unit is in invisible status. The design of the present invention improves the front visual effect and the interactive performance of the electrical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: HISENSE GROUP CO., LTD., HISENSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minna Hu, Lianfa Gong
  • Patent number: 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