Having Variable Cursor Speed Patents (Class 345/159)
  • Patent number: 10180716
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for providing a last known browsing location cue using movement-oriented biometric data are presented. Movement-oriented biometric data is received and used to detect that a user is distracted from a computer interface. A visual cue is provided indicating a last known browsing location. The visual cue may be provided after a certain amount of time or in response to detecting that the user's attention is returned to the computer interface. The visual cue may be removed after a certain amount of time or in response to detecting that the user's attention is returned to the computer interface. An inattention time corresponding to the user distraction may be determined and used to identify the last known browsing location. The biometric data may be compared to thresholds and profiles to determine whether the user is attentive or distracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Xin Feng, Paul Hilburger
  • Patent number: 10176533
    Abstract: The invention disclosed is a system for providing an aggregated econometric database with selectable sources of economic data. The econometric database is accessible to a system application that graphically displays econometric data over selected periods, and allows display of external economic data in conjunction with internal company metrics. The system applications further provide for identifying the features of indicators, economic and business forecasting, and providing alerts based on the available econometric data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Prevedere Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Chadwick Waner
  • Patent number: 10175784
    Abstract: A control device includes: a receiver for receiving first information regarding the movement of a casing, and second information regarding whether to reflect the first information on the movement of coordinate values; a storage unit for storing a whole-screen region including a real-screen region, and a virtual-screen region set around the real-screen region; a generator for generating the coordinate values within the whole-screen region based on the first information; a switcher for switching a first state in which the coordinate values are movable, and a second state in which the coordinate values are immovable, based on the second information; a determining unit for determining which of the real-screen region or the virtual-screen region the coordinate values belong to; and a coordinate-value control unit for controlling the coordinate values so as to move the coordinate values within the virtual-screen region to the position of predetermined coordinate values within the real-screen region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihito Sawai, Kazuyuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10162471
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a tool dynamically highlights (e.g., re-colors) portions (e.g., points) of a 3-D representation (e.g., point cloud) based on their location relative to a cursor controlled by the user. A virtual region (e.g., virtual cylinder) is associated with the location of the cursor, and is moved in response to cursor movements. As the user moves the cursor on the display screen, the virtual region is moved in 3-D space. The virtual region may have a user-selected size and a user-selected orientation in 3-D space. Portions (e.g., points) of the 3-D representation (e.g., point cloud) that fall within the virtual region are highlighted (e.g., re-colored). Portions of the representation outside of the virtual region may remain unchanged. As the virtual region is moved in 3-D space, the highlighted portions (e.g., points) are dynamically changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Bentley Systems, Incorporated
    Inventor: Benoit Fredericque
  • Patent number: 10147164
    Abstract: One embodiment provides an electronic device including: a processor; a display device coupled to the processor, wherein the display device displays an electronic eraser that performs an erasing operation of data displayed on the display device, as well as a motion of the electronic eraser as controlled by a user; wherein the processor is configured to detect one or more characteristics of the motion of the electronic eraser; and wherein the processor varies a size of the electronic eraser based on the one or more characteristics of the motion of the electronic eraser that are detected. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Fengbo Xu
  • Patent number: 10139931
    Abstract: An input assistance device has a rotation support body having a central axis, an attachment mechanism that removably attaches the rotation support body to the panel surface of a sensor panel so that the central axis is along a direction perpendicular to the panel surface, and a rotational part supported by the rotation support body so as to be rotatable around the central axis. At least the side surface of the rotational part is formed from a conductive material. Conductive areas electrically connected to the side surface are allocated in part of a surface of the rotational part, the surface facing the panel surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ayumu Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10129346
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium and system for analyzing navigation of a webpage are disclosed. Data associated with navigation of a webpage is monitored using a component running on a computer system which also runs a web browser used to display the web page. The data may include the position of a mouse cursor displayed on a display device and/or a state of a form field of the webpage. In this manner, information about user interactions with a webpage which do not involve or initiate a communication with a web server can be accessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: eGain Corporation
    Inventors: Ashutosh Roy, Promod Narang, Sam Hahn
  • Patent number: 10121265
    Abstract: An image processing device includes a calculation unit which calculates a luminosity of an environmental light of an image for each region based on an overall average value which is an average value of the luminosity of all pixels forming the image of an object and region average values which are the average values of the luminosity of the pixels for each region that is obtained by dividing the image, and a generation unit which generates a virtual captured image which is an image of the object when the object is illuminated with light from a predetermined position based on the luminosity of the environmental light for each of the regions of the image that is calculated by the calculation unit and the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunori Kamio
  • Patent number: 10078427
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes identifying a bit-mapped image of a line or polygon shape; mapping the image to a texture map that is slightly large in at least one dimension than the bit-mapped image; overlaying the bit-mapped image and the texture map; computing pixel shading for pixels between an outer edge of the bit-mapped image and the texture map by measuring a distance from particular ones of the pixels to an idealized line near an edge of the bit-mapped image; and displaying the bit-mapped image with pixels at its edge shaded according to the computed pixel shading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: James J. Shuma
  • Patent number: 10007339
    Abstract: A pair of handheld controllers with asymmetric tracking patterns for use with a tracking camera. The pair of controllers includes a right-hand controller and a left-hand controller. The right-hand and the left-hand controllers are substantially symmetric with respect to each other with the exception of their respective tracking patterns. A right-hand pattern of lights is disposed on the right-hand controller and a left-hand pattern of lights is disposed on the left-hand controller. The right-hand pattern of lights and the left-hand pattern of lights are asymmetric with respect to each other. The right-hand controller includes a right-hand handle portion and a surrounding right-hand ring portion and the left-hand controller includes a left-hand handle portion and a surrounding left-hand ring portion. The right-hand pattern of lights and the left-hand pattern of lights are disposed on the right-hand ring portion and the left-hand ring portion, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Clare Regimbal Long
  • Patent number: 9971425
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and an information handling system is provided for controlling a device sensitivity based on a change of movement of the device. A device movement with a device sensitivity controlled by a user movement is monitored for a change in rate of movement or direction. The sensitivity of the device is controlled based on the change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher R. Florence, Jordan T. Moore, Walker L. Sherk, Pu Yang
  • Patent number: 9940757
    Abstract: A portion of a simulated element of a graphical simulation available for modification is identified in view of a cursor location associated with a user input device. The identified portion of the simulated element is selected for modification. The selected portion of the simulated element is then modified according to a direct manipulation of a display of the selected portion of the simulated element by a user using the user input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Srikumar M. B. Nair, Steven Ray Rheinfrank, Glenn Shayn Song, Pawel Piotr Wrotek
  • Patent number: 9910562
    Abstract: A client (e.g., an eReader) includes a reader application module for presenting content to a user of the client. The reader application module displays an interface including a plurality of pages of a digital content to a user of a client. The reader application module identifies a point of interest included in a page of the plurality of pages of the digital content and assigns a physics model to the identified point of interest. The physics model may be selected from a plurality of physics models based on a type of the point of interest. The reader application module receiving an interaction from the user wanting to skim through the plurality of pages of the digital content and applies the physics model responsive to receiving the interaction from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Chak, Xinxing Gu, Virgil Scott King, C. J. Scott Dougall
  • Patent number: 9841823
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for manipulating graphics objects within a display viewed by an end-user is disclosed. The method involves: receiving motion information generated in response to the end-user moving an object that is external to the display; determining at least one zone of motion in which the end-user moves the object; determining a first motion type associated with the movement of the object within the at least one zone of motion; and based on the at least one zone of motion and the first motion type, determining at least one change to a viewpoint associated with one or more graphics objects displayed to the end-user within the display. The at least one change to the viewpoint causes an alteration in how the one or more graphics objects are displayed to the end-user within the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Glueck, Azam Khan, Sean Anderson
  • Patent number: 9823832
    Abstract: A display method of a display apparatus is provided. The method includes displaying at least one object in a screen, receiving a user input for receiving a scroll direction for the at least one object, and changing a size of the area of the screen in which the at least one object is displayed on the screen according to scroll speed which corresponds to the received user input, and scrolling the at least one object according to the scroll direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Anatoly Shikolay
  • Patent number: 9812091
    Abstract: According to an aspect, an information display device includes a display unit, a visual line detector, and a control unit. The display unit displays information in a scroll region, which is provided in at least a part of a screen of the display unit, while scrolling the information. The visual line detector detects a visual line position of an operator with respect to the scroll region. The control unit controls a scroll speed, at which the information is scrolled in the scroll region, based on the visual line position detected by the visual line detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kensaku Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9804693
    Abstract: A handheld controller, comprising a main body, handle extending from the main body, first and second input controls positioned for engagement by a user's fingers, and a finger detection sensor coupled to the first input control. One or more finger detection sensors are configured to detect the spatial location of the user's finger relative to a surface of the first input control. The finger detection sensor can be a touch capacitive sensor. The handheld controller can have one or more proximity sensors configured to detect the spatial location of the user's finger relative to the first input control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Oculus VR, LLC
    Inventor: Clare Regimbal Long
  • Patent number: 9671879
    Abstract: A controller is applied to a search manipulation system that allows a user to manipulate a dial and thereby specify a search direction and a search speed when sequentially searching several display objects for a targeted display object. The controller determines that a sudden reverse manipulation occurs when the dial is reversely manipulated to reverse the search direction at a reverse manipulation speed higher than or equal to a specified speed. When determining that the sudden reverse manipulation occurs, the controller performs a search at a search speed lower than a speed used for a search during which no sudden reverse manipulation occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinsuke Hisatsugu
  • Patent number: 9612733
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes: a display unit configured to display a preset number of units divided from each other, such that some of a plurality of sequentially-arranged content is output; a remote controller configured to receive a control command for outputting others of the plurality of content; a wireless communication unit configured to receive a wireless signal corresponding to the control command; and a controller configured to control the display unit to decrease a size of each unit and to increase the number of units when the wireless signal is consecutively received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Uniyoung Kim, Goeun Lee, Ryunghwa Rhee, Hyeran Jang, Kunsik Lee
  • Patent number: 9602809
    Abstract: A storage medium encoded with a display control program and executable by a computer of a display control device capable of interacting with an input device, for controlling a display capable of providing stereoscopic display, is provided. The present display control program stored in the storage medium includes zoom control instructions for performing zoom processing of a stereoscopic image based on an operation input accepted by operation input acceptance instructions, parallax control instructions for adjusting parallax of the stereoscopic image based on the operation input accepted by the operation input acceptance instructions, and display control instructions for causing the display to display the stereoscopic image subjected to zoom processing in accordance with the zoom control instructions, with parallax adjusted in accordance with the parallax control instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Akifusa, Toshio Sengoku, Naoki Nakano, Naoko Mori
  • Patent number: 9524038
    Abstract: A hand-held device with a sensor for providing a signal indicative of a position of the hand-held device relative to an object surface enables power to the sensor at a first time interval when the hand-held device is indicated to be in a position that is stationary and adjacent relative to the object surface, enables power to the sensor at a second time interval shorter than the first time interval when the hand-held device is indicated to be in a position that is moving and adjacent relative to the object surface, and enables power to the sensor at a third time interval when the hand-held device is determined to be in a position that is removed relative to the object surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Brian Gates, Jeremy K. Black
  • Patent number: 9454297
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer mouse having a tracking device to navigate in a graphical user interface presented by a software application or control aspects thereof, a plurality of buttons, a scroll wheel, a display, a memory, and a controller coupled to the tracking device, the plurality of buttons, the display, and the memory. The controller can be operable to present by way of the display a plurality of scrollable options to program a corresponding plurality of operational parameters of the computer mouse, detect from a tactile contact of at least one of one or more of the plurality of buttons and the scroll wheel a selection from the plurality of options, store in the memory the selection, and operate at least one of the plurality of operational parameters of the computer mouse according to the stored selection. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jacob Wolff-Petersen, Tino Soelberg
  • Patent number: 9417717
    Abstract: A system includes a stylus including a body having an elongated portion, a tapered portion coupled to the elongated portion, and a conductive layer disposed on the elongated portion, an electronic device, a touch controller and a processing unit. The electronic device comprises a touch sensor generating a sensing signal when the touch sensor senses the conductive layer. The touch controller is coupled to the touch sensor, receives the sensing signal and generates a first signal based on the received sensing signal. The processing unit is coupled to the touch controller, receives the first signal and triggers a function of the electronic device based on the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ko-Hsin Hsiang, Pi-Lin Lo, Peter Dao-Chun Shann, Jui-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 9361014
    Abstract: A graphical user interface, a display apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The display apparatus includes: a display unit which displays thereon an image comprising a plurality of user interface (UI) objects and a pointer; a pointer adjuster which generates the pointer and moves the pointer based on a user command for moving the pointer received from an input device; and a controller which controls the pointer adjuster to adjust a moving speed of the pointer according to a density of the UI objects displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byuk-sun Kim, Yong-deok Kim, Jong-bo Moon, Ho-june Yoo, Hye-jeong Lee, Sang-on Choi
  • Patent number: 9354699
    Abstract: An input device for transmitting a signal between a terminal device and an external device is disclosed in the present invention. The input device includes an input unit, a terminal communication unit, a wireless transmission unit and a processor. The input unit generates an operation signal. The terminal communication unit establishes a connection to the terminal device. The wireless transmission unit establishes a connection to the external device for receiving a first datum signal outputted from the external device. The processor is electrically connected to the input unit, the terminal communication unit and the wireless transmission unit. The processor respectively transmits the operation signal and the first datum signal to the terminal device via the terminal communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Min Chang, Chun-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9348938
    Abstract: A method of filtering a web page or other computer file is provided. A web page is analyzed and segmented into regions or segments. At least one of the regions is selected for display. Selected regions are manipulated to enhance the visibility of preferred regions of the web page. In one embodiment, the manipulation comprises presenting the image of the page in accordance with a selected mathematical transform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: ZiiLABS Inc., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nick Murphy, Chon Hock Leow
  • Patent number: 9244585
    Abstract: Moving a pointer in a graphical user interface environment is provided. An input comprising an initial delta value determined by a device driver is received from the device driver. The initial delta value is located in a data structure. A new delta value associated with the initial delta value is selected from the data structure. A new position of a pointer in the graphical user interface environment is calculated based on the new delta value. The new position of the pointer is sent to the graphical user interface environment for rendering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: George F. Ramsay, III, John F. Spannaus
  • Patent number: 9218129
    Abstract: A user interface comprising: (i) a physical keypad comprising a plurality of keys, and (ii) a touch-sensitive display for presenting a screen. The screen comprises: (a) an image illustrating the physical keypad; and (b) a transaction option depicted on one of the keys of the physical keypad. A user is able to select the transaction option either by pressing the transaction option on the touch-sensitive display or by pressing a physical key corresponding to the key on which the transaction option is depicted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew W. D. Smith
  • Patent number: 9213435
    Abstract: A method for selecting items using a touchscreen includes displaying a plurality of items as icons on the touchscreen, receiving a touch signal including information on a touch point on the touchscreen, and determining one or more selected items from among the plurality of items upon reception of the touch signal. A system for selecting items includes a touchscreen including a display unit for displaying a plurality of items as icons and an input unit displayed on the display unit and displaying coordinate data corresponding to a touch applied to the display unit, a storage unit storing content, and a controller for controlling the display unit of the touchscreen and the storage unit on the basis of a touch signal received through the input unit of the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Woochul Jung, Young Woo Choi
  • Patent number: 9197941
    Abstract: A system and method in a television controller for providing user-selection of objects in a television program, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Jeyhan Karaoguz, Nambirajan Seshadri
  • Patent number: 9104234
    Abstract: The present invention uses biometrics for the quantitative determination of software ease of use by collecting biometric data from a software user, identifying changes in the biometric data as the user uses the software, determining if the changes are indicative of software ease of use issues, and generating a signal as output if the changes are determined to be indicative of software ease of use issues. The sensors may be integrated into a computer mouse or other peripheral device with which the user comes in regular contact during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dinesh Chandra Verma, Paridhi Verma
  • Patent number: 9030414
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for dynamically adjusting image frame rate, which includes: sequentially obtaining plural displacements; accumulating a count of the displacement is sequentially higher than a first threshold value, to increase an image frame rate if the count is larger than a first reference value; and accumulating a count of the displacement is sequentially lower than a second threshold value, to reduce the image frame rate if the accumulated count is larger than a second reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Chip Goal Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Chun-Huang Lin
  • Patent number: 9013404
    Abstract: A locating device is for locating a pointing device. The pointing device is configured to capture a plurality of images, to measure an angular rate of the pointing device, and to generate and output current coordinate data associated with an orientation of the pointing device when at least one of the images contains infrared light from a light source module. The locating device is configured to receive the current coordinate data and the angular rate from the pointing device, to generate a cursor signal based on one of the current coordinate data and the angular rate, and to transmit the cursor signal to a computing device, which is configured to move a cursor on a display unit, according to the cursor signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Unigrand Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 8970477
    Abstract: A exemplary key assembly for a handheld device includes one or more L-shaped key structures each having a first member configured to receive an input keystroke and a second member substantially orthogonal to the first member; and a frame configured to receive the one or more L-shaped key structures, the frame having a wall aligned with the second member of the key structure, with the wall further comprising a switch for each of the one or more L-shaped key structures associated with an inner surface of the wall, wherein each switch is associated with an actuator associated with the second member of the corresponding key structure such that depression of a given key structure causes the actuator of the second member of the key structure to engage the switch of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Norman Miner Ladouceur, Jason Tyler Griffin, Martin Riddiford, Daniel Jordan Kayser, Tracy Christina Sharp, Rachael Elizabeth Roberts
  • Patent number: 8957856
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a handheld user input device configured to emit a pointing signal and a selection signal from within a physical user space and directed at a display screen. The exemplary system further includes a spatial input subsystem configured to detect the pointing signal, determine a physical position within the physical user space based on the detected pointing signal, map the determined physical position within the physical user space to a cursor position on the display screen, output data representative of the cursor position for use by a display subsystem associated with the display screen, detect the selection signal, and output, in response to the selection signal, data representative of a selection command for use by the display subsystem. Corresponding systems, methods, and apparatuses are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Willis D. Stinson, III
  • Patent number: 8941591
    Abstract: User interface elements positioned for display is described. In various embodiment(s), sensor input can be received from one or more sensors that are integrated with a portable device. A device hold position that corresponds to where the portable device is grasped by a user can be determined based at least in part on the sensor input. A display of user interface element(s) can then be initiated for display on an integrated display of the portable device based on the device hold position that corresponds to where the portable device is grasped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Gavin M. Gear, Ross N. Luengen, Michael C. Miller
  • Patent number: 8920241
    Abstract: A computing system translates a world space position of a hand of a human target to a screen space position of a user interface and locks the hand to a handle of the user interface if world space parameters of the hand overcome a grab threshold of the handle. When the hand is locked to the handle, the computing system translates a world space position of the hand to a screen space handle position that is constrained along one or more interface guides. The hand is unlocked from the handle at a release position of the handle if world space parameters of the hand overcome a release threshold of the handle. The handle is retained at the release position after the hand is unlocked from the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Brendan Reville, Jack Bridges, Andy Mattingly, Jordan Andersen, Christian Klein, Arjun Dayal
  • Patent number: 8908107
    Abstract: A remote control system includes a remote control device and an electronic device. The remote control device includes an input element, a wireless transmitter to transmit an absolute coordinate signal and a motion signal and a control unit electrically connected to the input element and the wireless transmitter. The electronic device includes a wireless receiver and a display screen. The wireless receiver receives the absolute coordinate signal and the motion signal, and displays the absolute coordinate signal at the display screen via a cursor. When the electronic device does not receive the motion signal, the absolute coordinate signal is not operated on an application program of the electronic device. When the electronic device receives the motion signal, the absolute coordinate signal is operated on the application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng-Shen Wu
  • Patent number: 8896527
    Abstract: A user control input system for a host with a display. A controller establishes a communication link with the host and includes a first motion sensor. At least a second motion sensor is also in communication with the host. First user movement induces the first motion sensor to generate a first signal that is communicated to the host such that the host induces movement of a cursor on the display to move with respect to control objects at a first resolution. Second user movement induces the second motion sensor to generate a signal that is communicated to the host such that the host processing unit induces movement of the cursor at a second coarser resolution. The cursor can include first and second indicia such that the second indicium is moved proportional to the second motion at a finer resolution than movement of the first indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sun H. Ahn
  • Patent number: 8872761
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pointing device and a method for processing signals from such a pointing device, said device comprising a base and an actuator movable with respect to the base, and a detector, said detector adapted for providing at least first and second positional signals indicating a position of the actuator with respect to the base along corresponding first and second axes, wherein said signal processing method comprises the steps of converting the at least two positional signals into a polar coordinate signal comprising a magnitude signal, and thresholding the magnitude signal of the polar coordinate signal to provide a thresholded magnitude signal. In an embodiment the method further comprising the step of applying a conversion curve to the thresholded magnitude signal to produce a velocity magnitude signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: NXP, B.V.
    Inventor: Kim Le Phan
  • Publication number: 20140306892
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for dynamically adjusting image frame rate, which includes: sequentially obtaining plural displacements; accumulating a count of the displacement is sequentially higher than a first threshold value, to increase an image frame rate if the count is larger than a first reference value; and accumulating a count of the displacement is sequentially lower than a second threshold value, to reduce the image frame rate if the accumulated count is larger than a second reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: CHIP GOAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chun-Huang Lin
  • Patent number: 8854302
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for managing data being displayed on at least one monitor screen based on monitoring user's attention in relation to the monitor screen. In one embodiment, upon detecting that the user's attention is leaving at least a portion of a screen, the system may alert the user of such an event. Alternatively, the system could alert the user upon detecting a triggering condition while the user's attention is away from the at least a portion of the screen. The step of alerting the user may include modifying at least a portion of a display on a monitor not being viewed by the user. Additionally, the system may initiate preparation of a report including any data not being viewed by a user during the time period when the user is not viewing a portion of the monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Buck
  • Patent number: 8842097
    Abstract: Provided are a command input device, a mobile information device, and a command input method which can easily be operated by a user even when the input unit in the device is small. A first and a second detection modules arranged on a device which is brought into contact with a user body detect vibration caused by a tapping operation on the user body and transmitted via the user body. The position of the tapping operation on the user body is identified according to analysis data obtained by analyzing the vibration relations detected by the first and the second detection modules such as a known correspondence between a time difference between the detection timings and the position of the tapping operation on the user body. Since the user body can be used as a space for inputting a command, it is possible to secure a sufficient input space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Shin Norieda
  • Patent number: 8831691
    Abstract: A keypad assembly for a portable radiotelephone and a method for controlling the keypad assembly. The keypad assembly includes: a printed circuit board having a plurality of metal domes; a keypad rubber disposed on the printed circuit board and having bosses formed integratedly on the positions corresponding to the respective metal domes; a sensing means disposed on the keypad rubber; and a key button part disposed on the sensing means, such that a touch screen function using the sensing means or a key button function electrically contacting the metal domes is selectively used according to the mode of the radiotelephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jae-Goo Choi, Young Choi
  • Patent number: 8826341
    Abstract: A digital broadcast receiver controlled by a screen remote controller and a space remote controller and controlling method, the method including according to an embodiment displaying a screen remote controller, partitioning a portion of a whole screen of the broadcast receiver into at least two control regions, displaying a pointer to enable a first pointing signal outputted from the space remote controller to indicate one control region of the screen remote controller, receiving a second pointing signal from the space remote controller, and executing a function corresponding to the one control region indicated by the pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dae Young Jung
  • Patent number: 8823651
    Abstract: Operating a pointing device in a low power manner by receiving first tracking information from a first tracking device, de-activating the first tracking device when the accuracy of the first tracking information is determined to be inadequate, activating a second tracking device in order to acquire second tracking information when the first tracking device is deactivated, wherein the first tracking device is substantially lower power device that the second tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Hotelling, Joshua Strickon, Brian Huppi, Christoph Krah
  • Patent number: 8816958
    Abstract: A first device such as a portable computing device can be configured to act as a text-entry device (in a text-entry mode) and a cursor control device (in a cursor control mode) for a second device. The first device can include a touch-sensitive display capable of receiving text inputs and cursor inputs for controlling the display of a second device which is communicatively coupled to the first device. The first device can be configured such that selection of certain items displayed by the second device can cause the first device to switch from a text-entry mode to a cursor control mode. The first device can be configured such that rotation of the device between a landscape orientation and a portrait orientation causes the device to switch between modes. The first device can be configured such that sideways movement of the device causes the device to switch between modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Kalu Onuka Kalu, Laura Mahan, Jung-Chien Kevin Chuang
  • Patent number: 8803919
    Abstract: A display apparatus and an image display method thereof are provided. The display apparatus automatically displays images stored in a memory in a pre-set order, and displays the images in various sequences if a change in position of the display apparatus is detected by a motion sensor. Accordingly, the sequence in which the images are displayed is easily changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-hwan Kim, Seung-soo Kang
  • Patent number: 8797260
    Abstract: A game controller is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Mao, Richard L. Marks, Gary M. Zalewski
  • Patent number: 8793620
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs for interfacing a user with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) are provided. One method includes an operation for identifying the point of gaze (POG) of the user. The initiation of a physical action by the user, to move a position of a cursor on a display, is detected, where the cursor defines a focus area associated with a computer program executing the GUI. Further, the method includes an operation for determining if the distance between the current position of the cursor and the POG is greater than a threshold distance. The cursor is moved from the current position to a region proximate to the POG in response to the determination of the POG and to the detection of the initiation of the physical action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Roger Stafford