Mouse Patents (Class 345/163)
  • Patent number: 11068082
    Abstract: A mouse usable as a wheel input device is described. In an embodiment, a mouse may include: a top surface; a sensor coupled to the top surface; a controller coupled to the sensor; and a memory coupled to the controller, the memory having instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the controller, cause the mouse to: enter a mouse mode of operation in response to detection of a finger on the top surface; and enter a wheel mode of operation in response to detection of a turning of the mouse in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert, Kyu Sang Park, Frank Franciscus Maria Bertrand van Valkenhoef
  • Patent number: 11068080
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a scroll wheel module. The scroll wheel module includes a long shaft, a scroll wheel, an encoding wheel, and a switching unit. The scroll wheel and the encoding wheel are disposed on two sides of the long shaft. The encoding wheel includes a first encoding groove module and a second encoding groove module. The switching unit includes a first switch and a second switch. The first switch engages with the first encoding groove module. The second switch engages with the second encoding groove module. The first encoding groove module includes a plurality of first encoding grooves. A quantity of the first encoding grooves is a first number. The second encoding groove module includes a plurality of second encoding grooves. A quantity of the second encoding grooves is a second number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRONIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ho-Lung Lu, Chin-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 11068149
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques that offer a class of user-interaction styles for indirect user interaction with a two-dimensional virtual space (“desktop”) using touch-sensitive control surface of a user-input device (such as a mobile phone). Some described techniques enable a user to point, pan and scale within a large virtual two-dimensional space with input from a touch surface of a handheld device, with the output of the user interaction being rendered on a visual display unit (other than the touch surface).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bennett S. Wilburn, Darren K. Edge
  • Patent number: 11054924
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, there is provided a user input device including: a chassis including a socket configured to releasably receive a panel; a memory storing a plurality of button maps, wherein each button map of the plurality of button maps defines functions of at least one button of a respective panel of a plurality of panels, each of which being receivable in the socket; and a processor configured to read an identity code of the received panel, and further configured to identify a matching button map from the plurality of button maps based on the identity code, wherein the matching button map defines the functions of the at least one button of the received panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Sreenath Unnikrishnan, Boon Sim Chong, Farrukh Raza Rizvi, Rafael Raymund Viernes, Pierre Zeloon Lye
  • Patent number: 11048348
    Abstract: A mouse roller module includes a roller, a swingable rod, an adjusting assembly and a positioning track. When the swingable rod is contacted with the roller at a first location, a first interference force between the swingable rod and the roller is generated. When the swingable rod is swung to a second location, the swingable rod is contacted with the roller at a second location and a second interference force between the swingable rod and the roller is generated. The adjusting assembly includes a protrusion structure. The positioning track includes a first positioning recess and a second positioning recess. When the swingable rod is contacted with the roller at the first location, the protrusion structure is positioned in the first positioning recess. When the swingable rod is contacted with the roller at the second location, the protrusion structure is positioned in the second positioning recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chu, Hsiang-Yu Ou
  • Patent number: 11048341
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a computer mouse includes a chassis to provide support for a user's hand, where the chassis includes a knuckle support region, a palm support region, a first side region having a first ledge to support a thumb, a second side region having a second ledge to support one or more of a pinky or ring finger, and a button region having one or more buttons to support one or more of a tip of an index finger or middle finger. Each region can be physically separated from one another on the surface of the chassis by a gap. The knuckle support region can include a coating or covering on a surface of the knuckle support region to provide a directionally dependent friction. The friction on the surface of the knuckle support region is higher for side-to-side movements then for front-to-back movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Cormac O'Conaire, Andreas Connellan, Christopher Pate
  • Patent number: 11029527
    Abstract: An optical mouse operated with respect to an illuminated surface outside the optical mouse is provided. The optical mouse includes a light source configured to emit a light beam, a light sensor, and a light pipe including a first optical element and a second optical element. The light beam enters the light pipe through the first optical element, and then propagates in the light pipe from the first optical element to the second optical element without reflection, and then leaves the light pipe through the second optical element, and then illuminates the illuminated surface. The light sensor is configured to receive at least a part of the light beam reflected or scattered by the illuminated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Hun-Kwang Lee, Sai-Mun Lee, Priscilla Tze-Wei Goh, Lye-Pin Chu
  • Patent number: 11027190
    Abstract: A first control unit includes a first operation data generation section for generating first operation data in accordance with a motion of a first control unit body included in the first control unit. A second control unit includes a second operation data generation section for generating second operation data in accordance with a direction input operation performed by a player or a motion of a second control unit body included in the second control unit. Further, one of the first control unit and the second control unit includes a transmission section for transmitting the first operation data and the second operation data to a computer at a predetermined timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11009973
    Abstract: A mouse configured to communicatively couple to an information handling system may include an enclosure, a scroll wheel enclosed within the enclosure, with a portion of the scroll wheel extending from the enclosure, the scroll wheel configured to rotate about a first rotational axis, a scroll wheel gear mechanically coupled to the scroll wheel and configured to rotate about the first rotational axis at the same angular velocity as the scroll wheel, and a damping gear assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Peng Lip Goh, Eng Kang Chng
  • Patent number: 11009971
    Abstract: An input device includes a wheel supporting structure, a scroll wheel, a hook part, a linking part, and a switching mechanism. The scroll wheel is rotatably supported by the wheel supporting structure, is exposed from the input device, and has a rotary shaft with a plurality of toothed slots thereon. The hook part is disposed biased on the wheel supporting structure to selectively engage with the toothed slots. The linking part is pivotally connected to the wheel supporting structure. The switching mechanism includes an abutting part and a switching part. The abutting part abuts against the linking part. The switching part is coupled to the abutting part. Therein, the switching mechanism is operable to move the abutting part through the switching part to rotate the linking part to abut against and move the hook part to disengage from the toothed slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DARFON ELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Ching-Chin Chang, Wen-Yu Tsai, Feng-Wei Su, Chun-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 11006176
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed that generally relate to content delivery techniques in audio-visual systems. In an audio-visual system, a method of using sensors to incrementally present content elements on a display includes presenting a first content element on the display, receiving first data from a sensor, the first data associated with a first distance. An increment coefficient is identified, and a portion size is determined by reducing the first distance by the increment coefficient. Finally, an unseen portion of a second content element is incrementally added to the display, and a presented portion of the first content element is incrementally removed from the display, the size of the portions added and removed being equal to the determined portion size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Digital Media Services Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Kilar, Richard W. Tom, Lonn Lee, Bao Lei, Jiwen Cai, Yanqing Zhou, Jocelyn Lui
  • Patent number: 10983609
    Abstract: A computer mouse includes a lightweight shell housing for improved performance in electronic sports applications. The shell housing includes a plurality of openings that are defined by support members supporting the integrity of the shell, yet reduce the overall weight of the computer mouse. In exemplary embodiments, the support members and openings may be present on either the upper shell surface, the bottom shell surface, side surfaces and/or any combination of the above. In an exemplary embodiment, the openings may be hexagonal forming a honeycomb framework that provides a rigid housing but omits a substantial amount of material from the housing that provides a significant weight reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Finalmouse LLC
    Inventor: Ashkon Shayani
  • Patent number: 10977911
    Abstract: An electronic device, in response to detecting an event, makes determinations with respect to the type of event that was detected, and provides alerts with haptic components based on the determined event type. More specifically, in accordance with a determination that the event is a type of event in a first event class, the device provides a first alert that includes a first haptic component. In accordance with a determination that the event is a type of event in a second event class, the device provides a second alert that includes a second haptic component different from the first haptic component; and in accordance with a determination that the event is a type of event in a third event class, the device provides a third alert that includes a third haptic component, different from the first haptic component and the second haptic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Camille Moussette, Gary I. Butcher, Hugo D. Verweij, Jonathan Ive
  • Patent number: 10969880
    Abstract: A mouse device includes an operation body and a frame. The frame is engaged with the operation body and has a hollow portion. The hollow portion penetrates the mouse device from a side of the mouse device to another side of the mouse device. The frame includes two finger resting portions and a palm resting portion. The two finger resting portions are respectively located at opposite sides of the operation body. The palm resting portion is connected between the two finger resting portions. The hollow portion is formed among the two finger resting portions and the palm resting portion. In a forward-backward axial direction of the mouse device, the frame is located behind the operation body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Yao Lin
  • Patent number: 10969336
    Abstract: An optical signal detection module includes an optical measurement device (OMD) configured to detect an optical emission signal from an emission signal source placed in a signal-detecting position of the OMD. The optical signal detection module also includes a cover moveable between a closed position covering the signal-detecting position and an open position not covering the signal-detecting position. The cover includes an optical reference material that emits a reference emission detectable by the OMD. The cover is configured so that, when the cover is in the closed position, the inner surface is in the signal-detecting position of the OMD so that the OMD detects the reference emission. The optical signal detection module can also include a drive assembly coupled to the cover and configured to move the cover between the open position and the closed position. In some embodiments, the OMD can include a fluorometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Norbert D. Hagen, David Opalsky, George T. Walker, Byron J. Knight
  • Patent number: 10949085
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device including a first part having a first display unit, and a second part coupled to the first part. The second part includes an input device located in a first region adjacent to a coupling region between the first part and the second part, and a second display unit located in a second region away from the coupling region between the first and second parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chong Zhu, Fenglong He
  • Patent number: 10948339
    Abstract: Fixtures can hold one or more items. Load cells may be used to measure the weight of the items on the fixture. In cases where items are added to or removed from the fixture, the load cells will detect a weight change at the fixture. Data reflecting the weight change is then used to determine interactions with the items on the fixture. However, vibrations to the fixture can introduce noise which can lead to inaccuracies in weight data acquired from the load cells. A vibration sensor can be used to measure the level of vibration detected at the fixture. Weight data acquired during a time interval when vibrations exceed a vibration threshold value is deemed invalid weight data. By contrast, weight data acquired when vibrations do not exceed the vibration threshold value will be deemed valid weight data that can be used for determining interactions with items at the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Qicai Shi, Nathan Pius O'Neill
  • Patent number: 10949522
    Abstract: Embodiments can provide a computer implemented method in a computing system including a processor and a memory comprising instructions, which are executed by the processor to cause the processor to implement a system for virtual reality user authentication, the method including responsive to a user request, generating, by a virtual reality system, a virtual reality authentication program splash screen based on at least one of a user profile and one or more real-life activities of the user; activating, by the virtual reality system, a virtual reality authentication module; prompting, through the virtual reality system, the user to perform one or more real-life tasks specific to the user involving motions using the virtual reality system; recording, through the virtual reality system, the motions using one or more sensors; and storing, using an authentication server, the motions of the at least one of the user as authentication requirements for accessing a virtual reality program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vaibhav Gadge, Romil J. Shah
  • Patent number: 10936091
    Abstract: A pressing structure of a mouse includes a base, a circuit board mounted on the base, at least one electronic switch mounted on the circuit board, an upper cover mounted on the base, and a button shell. A rear end wall of the at least one opening protrudes downward and extends towards a front end wall of the at least one opening to form a buckling block. A bottom of the buckling block is recessed inward to form a first accommodating groove equipped with a first magnet. The button shell has at least one button. The at least one button protrudes downward to form at least one contact portion. A rear surface of the at least one contact portion is recessed inward to form a buckling space corresponding to the buckling block. The at least one contact portion is equipped with a second magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Ming Tseng, Ming-Han Kuo, Chang-Ting Ho
  • Patent number: 10933313
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a processor that performs operations including detecting a first depression range of a button that includes an electro-mechanical sensor for detecting the first depression range, comparing the first depression range to a first actuation threshold, and asserting a first actuation state when the first depression range is at or exceeds the first actuation threshold. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventor: Tino Soelberg
  • Patent number: 10928932
    Abstract: A computer mouse is provided which includes a housing; a lateral vertical wheel attached to the housing and configured to rotate with respect to the housing and in a first plane to control lateral vertical planar rotation of a visual object on a computer screen; a horizontal turn wheel attached to the housing and configured to rotate with respect to the housing and in a second plane which is perpendicular to the first plane to control horizontal planar rotation of the visual object on the computer screen; and a straight vertical turn wheel attached to the housing and configured to rotate with respect to the housing and in a third plane which is perpendicular to the first plane and the second plane to control rotation of the visual object on the computer screen in a direction which appears on the computer screen to be substantially perpendicular to vertical and horizontal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Cheman Shaik
  • Patent number: 10915184
    Abstract: An object navigation device comprising: at least one touch sensing surface; a control circuit, for setting a direction of the object navigation device according to a touch sensing condition. The touch sensing condition comprises at least one of following conditions: a number of touch regions, at least one relative position of touch regions, shapes of touch regions, tilting angle of at least one object touching the touch sensing surface. A corresponding object navigation method is also disclosed. By this way, the direction of the object navigation device can be automatically set according to the touch sensed by the object navigation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventor: Tse-Chung Su
  • Patent number: 10912992
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a conically-shaped, handheld device that can be used as a computer system input/output device, a gaming system controller, a remote control for various household electronic devices, an interface to a home network, etc. Inputs through the device can be received from various buttons, switches, panels, etc. disposed along a surface of the device as well as sensors embedded within the device. Outputs can be made through speakers, displays, and other transducers also disposed along the surface of the device or embedded with therein. Furthermore, the overall shape and size of the device can be adapted to an individual user through pneumatic bladders disposed within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Mark P. Donahue
  • Patent number: 10890985
    Abstract: A mouse having a movable lighting structure includes a mouse body, the movable lighting structure, a lighting module and a wire. The mouse body has a longitudinal axis defining a longitudinal axis direction, and has a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to each other. The movable lighting structure is movably disposed on the mouse body, and has an accommodating space formed therein. The lighting module is disposed in the accommodating space, and has at least one light-emitting element. The wire is connected between the mouse body and the lighting module for supplying power required by the lighting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRONIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ho-Lung Lu, Chun-Te Yu
  • Patent number: 10888769
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a determining that a first distance between a reference location and an accessory is less than a first threshold, responsive to determining that the first distance is less than the first threshold, processing a tracking output of the accessory, subsequent to determining that the first distance between the reference location and the accessory is less than the first threshold, determining that a second distance between the reference location and the accessory is greater than a second threshold, wherein the second threshold is greater than the first threshold, and responsive to determining that the second distance is greater than the second threshold, ignoring the tracking output of the accessory. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Tino Soelberg, Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Thane Kurt Woidan, Thomas J. Panfil
  • Patent number: 10877579
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, an input device includes a chassis and a depressible actuator disposed on the chassis that, when depressed, generates and sends a control signal to a processor, where the actuator is coupleable to a removable button cover that provides user-access to activate the actuator, and a removable blank cover to prevent user access to activate the actuator. The button cover and blank cover can be separate from the chassis and may directly attach to the actuator. The input device can further include a second depressible actuator disposed on the chassis that, when depressed, generates and sends a second control signal to the processor, where the second actuator is coupleable to the button cover and the blank cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Davin O'Mahony, Kevin Forde, Niall White, Frederic Fortin, Christian Castellaro, Fabrice Sauterel, Christopher Pate
  • Patent number: 10871834
    Abstract: A mouse with an air levitation sliding device is disclosed. The mouse body has a top surface, a bottom surface, an internal chamber and a signal line. The main feature is that the mouse is further provided with an air levitation sliding device, including an air supply source, an air supply pipeline and an air injection channel, the air injection channel is disposed on the bottom surface of the mouse body, and the air supply source is disposed outside the mouse body, and two ends of the air supply pipeline are respectively connected to the air supply source and the air injection channel. Thereby, the air pressure generated by the air supply source is transmitted to the air injection channel through the air supply pipeline to eject out from the bottom surface of the mouse body, so that the mouse the mouse can be in the air levitation sliding state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Chien-Kuo Lo
  • Patent number: 10866709
    Abstract: A visual system architecture tool uses financial system functions represented as building blocks or capability blocks. The capability blocks are placed in proximity to show elements of a particular solution to a system design requirement. The capability blocks may include detailed descriptions of the functions that are accessible graphically and may also include code modules for rapid prototyping of some or all of the system being designed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Akshay Chopra, Matthew Dill
  • Patent number: 10866913
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a communication device and a control method that allow variation of modes of connection between electronic devices to be increased. A transmission unit transmits a modulated signal obtained by frequency-converting a baseband signal into a signal of a frequency band higher than the baseband signal by using a predetermined carrier. A detecting unit detects a termination unit of a second electronic device having the termination unit to be detected by a first electronic device as a communication partner. A controller causes the transmission unit to transmit carriers in response to the detection of the termination unit. The present technology is applied to, for example, communication between optional electronic devices such as communication between a universal serial bus (USB) host and a USB device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Semiconductors Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Katsuhisa Ito
  • Patent number: 10852833
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a chassis including a back panel and sidewalls. The device also includes a display panel connected to the chassis opposite the back panel. The device further includes an actuator assembly including a first actuator and a second actuator stacked on the first actuator, the first actuator being rigidly coupled to the back panel and being configured to vibrate in a plane of the back panel, and the second actuator being rigidly coupled to the display panel and configured to apply a force to the display panel out of a plane of the display panel. The device also includes an electronic control module in communication with the actuator assembly, the electronic control module being programmed to independently activate the first actuator and second actuator to generate a haptic vibration in the chassis and a haptic vibration in the display panel, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Diego Rivas Costante
  • Patent number: 10845981
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose an operation control method performed by a terminal. The method includes: obtaining effective key information in response to a triggering operation for a specific key on a corresponding keyboard; obtaining a target object attribute according to the effective key information; determining a first specified area according to a first display position and a second display position when obtaining a release operation for the specific key; and controlling an operation object to release the target object attribute in the first specified area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Tao Gong, Yuanchao Huang, Hai Long, Jing Kou, Yixuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10845895
    Abstract: The disclosed handheld controllers may include a multi-degree of freedom sensor module, a mouse module, and a switch. The mouse module may include a mouse sensor and a proximity sensor. The switch may be configured to activate the mouse sensor and deactivate the multi-degree of freedom sensor module when the proximity sensor indicates that the mouse sensor is proximate to a physical surface and to deactivate the mouse sensor and activate the multi-degree of freedom sensor when the proximity sensor indicates that the mouse sensor is not proximate to the physical surface. Various other related methods, systems, and devices are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Lorenz Henric Jentz, Chun Li Chen, Khaled Boulos
  • Patent number: 10845892
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method monitors a video-based graphic. The method includes displaying a video-based graphic. A position of a pointer interaction is monitored. The method includes determining a designation of a pixel of the video-based graphic at a location of the pointer interaction. An action is performed based on the designation of the pixel of the video-based graphic at a location of the pointer interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Pinterest, Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Anthony Deguzman
  • Patent number: 10828295
    Abstract: The present specification discloses a smart broadcast device, including: a device body, wherein the device body comprises a first surface that comprises a payment graphic code; a transceiver, installed inside the device body and configured to communicate with a payment service provider through maintaining a persistent wireless and/or wired network connection with the payment service provider; a processor, installed inside the device body and electrically connected to the transceiver; and a speaker, installed inside the device body and electrically connected to the processor, wherein the processor submits a payment result audio signal to the speaker upon receiving an external trigger signal from the payment service provider by using the transceiver, wherein the external trigger signal includes data defining at least a portion of a payment result, and wherein the payment result audio signal drives the speaker to output payment result audio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Ran Bian, Huanmi Yin, Le Zhou
  • Patent number: 10831285
    Abstract: A pen-shaped folding mouse includes a scroll wheel, two supporting shafts, two rod bodies, two buttons, and an optical sensor. The scroll wheel has an axis line. The two supporting shafts are disposed on two opposite sides of the scroll wheel and are parallel to the axis line. The two rod bodies are located on the two opposite sides of the scroll wheel and are movably disposed on the two supporting shafts. The two rod bodies include two outer surfaces and two first end surfaces close to each other. The two buttons are disposed on the two outer surfaces of the two rod bodies. The optical sensor is located on the outer surface of one of the rod bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shih-Yuan Lin
  • Patent number: 10817076
    Abstract: Provided herein are an input system, a peripheral device and an adjustment method. The peripheral device includes an input interface, a transmission interface and a processing module. The transmission interface is used for connecting a computer. The processing module is connected to the input interface and the transmission interface. The processing module transmits an input signal inputted from the input interface to the computer through the transmission interface at a repeat rate. The processing module receives an adjustment signal from the transmission interface and adjusts the repeat rate according to the adjustment signal, wherein the adjustment signal is outputted from another peripheral device connected to the computer. Accordingly, the present invention can operate a peripheral device to adjust the repeat rate of another peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRONIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuan-Jung Chang
  • Patent number: 10817109
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing a dynamic space bar are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of determining, by a computing device that includes a touchscreen keyboard and trackpad, a context of the computing device. The actions further include receiving touch input on the trackpad. The actions further include designating, by the computing device and based on the previously-determined context of the computing device, the touch input on the trackpad to be a selection of a space bar of the touchscreen keyboard. The actions further include providing, for output to a display of the computing device and based on the computing device having designated the touch input on the trackpad to be a selection of the space bar, an indication of the selection of the space bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Katie Leah Roberts-Hoffman, Charles Zimmer Mooney
  • Patent number: 10809811
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for invoking a local keyboard on an HTML page in a user terminal device are disclosed. The method includes analyzing an HTML page when a user terminal device loads the HTML page, and generating a local input field at each page input field having a recognition identifier if page input field(s) having recognition identifier(s) and needing to invoke local keyboard(s) exist(s); setting a type of a local keyboard that needs to be invoked by each local input field; and transmitting input information received by the local input field through a corresponding local keyboard to the HTML page. By generating a local input field at a page input field having a recognition identifier, the present disclosure can implement an invocation of a local keyboard that cannot be invoked by a page input field through the local input field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Qiang Mou
  • Patent number: 10802611
    Abstract: An input unit is configured to be assembled to a base of a notebook computer and has a universal-ball cursor controlling device and a pen device. The universal-ball cursor controlling device is disposed at the base and having a stand and a ball. The ball is rotatably disposed at the stand and has a conjoining portion protruding outside the stand. The pen device is detachably connected to the conjoining portion of the ball, and is capable of driving the ball to rotate relative to the stand. The pen device may be implemented as a joystick for controlling video games or be implemented as a control stick for fire control involved in military application. The pen device may be implemented as a stylus, a laser pointer, a recording pen, a writing pen, or any other device shaped as a stick as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Pegatron Corporation
    Inventors: Chin-Shan Chen, Jing-Rung Wang
  • Patent number: 10802711
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that include generating a virtual environment for display in a head-mounted display device. The virtual environment may include at least one three-dimensional virtual object having a plurality of volumetric zones configured to receive virtual contact. The method may also include detecting a plurality of inputs corresponding to a plurality of actions performed in the virtual environment on the at least one three-dimensional virtual object. Each action corresponds to a plurality of positions and orientations associated with at least one tracked input device. The method may include generating, for each action and while detecting the plurality of inputs, a plurality of prediction models and determining based on the plurality of prediction models in which of the plurality of volumetric zones the at least one tracked input device is predicted to virtually collide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Manuel Christian Clement, Andrey Doronichev, Stefan Welker
  • Patent number: 10785340
    Abstract: Provided is a convertible software application management system for a shared data-access layer in a distributed structure system linked to a database for customizable data processing at least in the transportation, home healthcare, delivery, and other service industries. Provided is a dispatching service provider (DSP) application for dispatching objects of service companies to provide an efficient mobile app to promote a cooperative relationship between a DSP and service companies using white label apps and a streamlined/efficient dispatching system. Customers only need to download or utilize a single mobile app to access service providers from a plurality of service companies, white label companies, and/or a DSP, all using the same dispatch software. This increases the likelihood of a customer to find suitable service providers for his/her needs and allows service entities to reach additional customers and maintain their brands without the need for a plurality of mobile applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Operr Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Sunlin Wang
  • Patent number: 10783106
    Abstract: A portable, application-specific USB autorun device, following connection to a computer terminal, automatically initialises or presents itself as a known type of device and then automatically sends to the terminal a sequence of data complying with a standard protocol, that sequence of data automatically causing content to be accessed or a task to be initiated. The device (i) includes a standardised USB module that includes a USB microcontroller, the standardised module being designed to be attached to or embedded in multiple types of different, application specific packages but (ii) excludes mass memory storage for applications or end-user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: ARKEYTYP IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Thomas Steven Hulbert, Durrell Grant Bevington Bishop
  • Patent number: 10775907
    Abstract: A trackball includes a ball, a housing including a recess arranged to receive at least part of the ball and means for urging the ball, without physical or direct contact, to remain in the recess, wherein the surface of the recess is fully sealed to form an impenetrable barrier such that foreign substances are prevented from entering the interior of the housing. This arrangement may make the trackball more hygienic to use and easier to clean than conventional trackballs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Cursor Controls Limited
    Inventors: Nathan James John Selby, Scott Alan Cousins, Christopher David Dunn
  • Patent number: 10768724
    Abstract: A mouse device and a computer control system thereof, comprising a mouse and an optical sensing module. The mouse has electrically connected press buttons, light-emitting component and mouse processing unit set with an initial setting command. The optical sensing module is disposed on the mouse and electrically connected to the mouse processing unit, and has a light source emitting unit generating a sensing signal, and a light source receiving unit. The mouse processing unit transmits the sensing signal to a host processing unit of a host computer. Thereby, the optical sensing module senses a user approaches the mouse or generation of gestures to generate the sensing signal. The mouse processing unit drives the light-emitting component to generate an initial light source. The host processing unit generates an advanced control signal to drive the light-emitting component, an operation unit and peripheral devices to generate advanced actions of an advanced setting command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: EVGA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tai-Sheng Han
  • Patent number: 10768721
    Abstract: A model controller includes a trackball, a first sensor adjacent to the trackball to detect a first coordinate movement of the trackball, and a second sensor adjacent to the trackball to detect a second and a third coordinate movement of the trackball. The model controller further includes a third sensor to detect movement of the model controller along a surface, and a fourth sensor to detect movement of a wheel coupled to the model controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Horii, Kevin Smathers, Ian N. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10761673
    Abstract: A system and method for facilitating user interaction with a software application. An example method includes displaying a first primary window of an application; providing a user option to select a sub-window of the first primary window, resulting in generation of a detached window corresponding to the sub-window in response thereto; leaving a first user interface control in the first primary window in place of the sub-window, wherein the first user interface control provides a first user option to implement a first action pertaining to the detached window; and including a second user interface control in proximity to the detached window, wherein the second user interface control provides a first user option to implement a second action applicable to the detached window and primary window. The user interface controls may be implemented via headers in the primary window and detached window. Data is automatically synchronized between windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Rami Musa, Arin Bhowmick, Melinda Uhland, Christopher Patterson, Min Wu
  • Patent number: 10748345
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are described in which a visual guide is employed as part of an image processing system to aid composition of a 3D object as part of a digital image. In one example, the image processing system receives inputs that specify an orientation of a plane in the user interface. In response, the image processing system outputs the visual guide in the user interface as corresponding to the plane. The image processing system then orients a 3D object based on the plane defined by the visual guide, to which, rendering techniques are then applied such as physics-based rendering and image-based lighting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventor: Qingnan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10748437
    Abstract: The present invention as disclosed in various embodiments relates to apparatuses/devices, methods, and systems for engaging a user with a disability to learn by stimulating various senses of the user and providing positive responses and gratifications in response to use by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Parker Appleton Lynch
  • Patent number: 10747341
    Abstract: In some implementations, a joystick includes a control unit having a first surface and a handle positioned at an angle adjacent to the first surface. The handle can have a second surface and is operably connected to the control unit. The joystick can further include a heating element, a blower, one or more vent openings in at least one of the first surface and the second surface, and a power source. The blower can move air warmed by the heating element through the at least one or more of the vent openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Nathan Jerome Mayer
  • Patent number: 10742730
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes sending a broadcast over a network requesting a response from other host computers on the network that are also communicatively paired with the input device, receiving a broadcasted response from a second host computer on the network indicating that it is communicatively paired with the input device, establishing a communicative connection with the second host computer via the network and automatically reestablishing the connection with the second host computer when the second host computer disconnects and reconnects to the network. In response to an edge-detect event, sending a control signal to switch the communicative pairing of the input device from the first host computer to the second host computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Logitech Europe S.A.
    Inventors: Paolo Passeri, Rajesh Gopalakrishna, Lapyan Larry Ng, Jean-Christophe Hemes, Jiri Holzbecher, Philippe Chazot, Tanvi K. Shah