Mouse Patents (Class 345/163)
  • Patent number: 10691227
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a main body, an air cushion and a first hidden key. The first hidden key is located at a first side of the main body. The air cushion is located under the main body, and contactable with a working surface. The first hidden key is arranged between the main body and the air cushion. The first hidden key is not exposed outside. When the main body is leaned in a first direction and pressed down, the first hidden key is triggered to generate a first leaning signal. The first hidden key can be used to replace the key of the conventional keyboard. Due to the structure of the mouse device, the mouse device can be operated more intuitively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-Chiang Lin, Chun-Nan Su, Pei-Luan Yen, Hsin-Ju Teng, Ting-Yu Liu, Cheng-Chih Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10664067
    Abstract: An adjustable mouse includes a base portion including a flat bottom configured to rest on a flat surface and a curved top, a palm rest portion including a body configured to be contoured to fit a user's hand and a curved bottom that is configured to mate with the curved top of the base portion, and a mechanism configured to secure the palm rest portion to the base portion at a desired angle of tilt. The adjustable mouse further includes a thumb adjustment assembly coupled to the base portion. The thumb adjustment assembly is configured to move a thumb rest portion between a retracted position and an extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CONTOUR DESIGN, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Wang, Andrew David Morgan, Scott Ernest Venti
  • Patent number: 10656726
    Abstract: A kit for controlling multiple computers. The kit comprises computers, input devices, and a remote control. Each computer comprises a receiving device and a control device for processing an input signal and controlling the receiving device. Each input device comprises transmitter devices having different frequencies and channels, an input unit, and a control device for processing input and output signals and controlling the modules inside the input device. The remote control comprises transmitter devices having different frequencies and channels, channel selection keys for freely selecting among different channels, and a controller for processing an inputted input instruction signal and controlling the modules inside the remote control. Each of the computers is connected to the input devices by means of the remote control. A wireless mouse and a wireless keyboard are used to perform selective operations on any one of multiple computers, thereby facilitating user operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Cheolyong Yoo
  • Patent number: 10656650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of guiding and controlling an unmanned aerial system based on camera control information of the unmanned aerial system, the method comprising the steps of: (a) controlling a vertical axis of the unmanned aerial system by controlling a zoom of a gimbal camera 330 by a zoom controller 120 of a camera control unit 100 so as to control an elevation and speed of the unmanned aerial system 300 with a corresponding camera control signal; and (b) controlling a horizontal axis of the unmanned aerial system by controlling an angle of the gimbal camera 330 by an angle controller 110 of the camera control unit 100. Accordingly, the present invention is applicable by just modifying software without changing a general system of an unmanned aerial system, has an advantage that a camera controller is enough to control a mission flight of the unmanned aerial system, and is improved in convenience and tracking performance since the speed, elevation, flight path, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KOREAN AIR LINES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Ho Moon, Da Hyoung Jeon, Youn Han Choi
  • Patent number: 10637541
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present specification, provided is a method by which a station (STA) transmits, through a plurality of channels, signals in a wireless LAN (WLAN) system. The method for transmitting signals comprises the steps of: allowing an STA to transmit a packet for an ISS; allowing the STA to receive a packet for an RSS; allowing the STA to transmit a packet for a SSW feedback; and allowing the STA to receive a packet for an SSW ACK, wherein the packet for the SSW feedback and the packet for the SSW ACK can include a field for indicating whether the packet for the ISS and the packet for the RSS are transmitted into the short SSW packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungjin Park, Jinmin Kim, Hangyu Cho, Kyungtae Jo
  • Patent number: 10635194
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for subdividing a touch-sensitive interface of a mouse accessory into a first plurality of sectors for defining a first plurality of mouse buttons, where each sector of the first plurality of sectors corresponds to a distinct mouse button. The method can further include receiving a first signal from the touch-sensitive interface of the mouse accessory, detecting, from the first signal a selection of a sector of the first plurality of sectors, and generating a second signal indicating the selection of the sector. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventor: Tino Soelberg
  • Patent number: 10620736
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a force detection apparatus includes: a first electrode facing an input surface to which an object to be detected applies a force; a second electrode facing the first electrode across a first layer deformable by the force; a conductor facing the second electrode across a second layer deformable by the force; and a force detection controller calculates a force signal value indicating the force, based on a first influence amount and a second influence amount, the first influence amount being an amount of influence added by the force to first capacitance between the first electrode and the second electrode, and the second influence amount being an amount of influence added by the force to second capacitance between the second electrode and the conductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Takafumi Suzuki, Shota Hosaka, Yosuke Nakamori
  • Patent number: 10599231
    Abstract: A tilt command system for input peripherals is disclosed which allows for enhanced functionality for a peripheral device based on the peripheral's degree of tilt and direction of tilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: David A. Stephenson
  • Patent number: 10582726
    Abstract: An aerosol delivery device is provided that includes at least one housing enclosing a reservoir configured to retain an aerosol precursor composition, and a heating element controllable to activate and vaporize components of the aerosol precursor composition. The aerosol delivery device also includes a power source connected to and configured to provide power to an electrical load that includes the heating element, and an induction receiver connected to the power source, the induction receiver including a resonant receiver coupling device in which an alternating current is induced when exposed to an oscillating magnetic field, and a rectifier configured to convert the alternating current to a direct current from which the power source is rechargeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Sur, James W. Rogers, Stephen B. Sears
  • Patent number: 10579147
    Abstract: A responsive mouse click mechanism includes a body (100), a key (200), and an elastic member (300). A switch (110) is arranged in the body (100). The key (200) includes an extension arm (210), one end of the extension arm (210) is pivotally connected to the body (100), and the other end of the extension arm (210) is in contact with the switch (110). The elastic member (300) is connected between the body (100) and the extension arm (210). The elastic member (300) pushes the extension arm (210) and a moment is thereby loaded on the extension arm (210) to preload pressure on the switch (110) without triggering the switch (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ROCCAT GMBH
    Inventor: Wei-Chuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10575143
    Abstract: Portable electronic device (105) and method (400) of controlling a secondary feature. In one example, the portable electronic device (105) includes a transceiver (230), a touch-screen display (225) displaying a push-to-talk button (305), and an electronic processor (205). The electronic processor (205) is configured to start transmitting a push-to-talk communication when the push-to-talk button (305) is selected. The electronic processor (205) is also configured to display a secondary feature button (320) on the touch-screen display (225) while the push-to-talk button (305) remains selected. The electronic processor (205) is further configured to detect a swipe motion (325) on the touch-screen display (225) from the push-to-talk button 305 to the secondary feature button (320). The electronic processor (205) is also configured to initiate a secondary feature, in response to the swipe motion (325) being detected, while continuing to transmit the push-to-talk communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Qiao Su, Haiqing Hu, Yonggang Wan
  • Patent number: 10572017
    Abstract: One illustrative system disclosed herein includes a computing device that comprises a memory and a processor in communication with the memory. The system also includes an xPC target machine that is capable of achieving sampling rates of at least 100 khz and in communication with the computing device and a user device that includes a sensor and a haptic output device. The processor generates a simulate reality environment and determines a haptic effect based on the simulated reality environment or a sensor signal from the sensor. The processor transmits data about a parameter of the haptic effect or the sensor signal to the xPC target machine, which determines the parameter of the haptic effect and generates, in substantially real time, a haptic signal. The xPC target machine transmits the haptic signal to the haptic output device, which is configured to receive the haptic signal and output the haptic effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Liwen Wu, Danny A. Grant, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10574233
    Abstract: Key assemblies are disclosed herein that are retractable and/or that present a variable key assembly depression force to a user. In one example, one or more key assemblies may be provided that each employ one or more electro-permanent magnets (EPMs) together with permanent magnet and/or magnetically permeable (e.g., ferromagnetic) key assembly components to control key retraction and extension, and/or to control peak depression force (e.g., typing force) required to depress and displace a key assembly from an extended position to a lower position that causes the key assembly to produce a digital or analog output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Mark A. Casparian, Joe A. Olmsted, Philip J. Grossmann, Jason Morrison, Frank C. Azor
  • Patent number: 10558279
    Abstract: There is provided a mode switching method of a dual mode optical navigation device. The dual mode optical navigation device is configured to be operated on a working surface and has a first bottom surface and a second bottom surface having an included angle with the first bottom surface. The mode switching method includes: determining whether the first bottom surface or the second bottom surface contacts with the working surface; switching the dual mode optical navigation device to a first mode when identifying that the first bottom surface contacts with the working surface; and switching the dual mode optical navigation device to a second mode when identifying that the second bottom surface contacts with the working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventor: Sai-Mun Lee
  • Patent number: 10540794
    Abstract: The present invention relates to annotating images. In an embodiment, the present invention enables users to create annotations corresponding to three-dimensional objects while viewing two-dimensional images. In one embodiment, this is achieved by projecting a selecting object onto a three-dimensional model created from a plurality of two-dimensional images. The selecting object is input by a user while viewing a first image corresponding to a portion of the three-dimensional model. A location corresponding to the projection on the three-dimensional model is determined, and content entered by the user while viewing the first image is associated with the location. The content is stored together with the location information to form an annotation. The annotation can be retrieved and displayed together with other images corresponding to the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jiajun Zhu, Daniel Joseph Filip, Luc Vincent
  • Patent number: 10521634
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for switching an optical imaging reader between a hands-free mode and a handheld mode using two or more tactile sensors, both of which are actuated by cutaneous contact in order to switch from the hands-free mode to the handheld mode, and which switches from the handheld mode to the hands-free mode if one of the tactile sensors is no longer actuated by cutaneous contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Joseph S. Slowik, Eric Trongone, Christopher P. Klicpera, Joseph J. DiVirgilio
  • Patent number: 10514779
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for measuring an association between a screen resolution and a mouse movement speed. Steps in the method may include reading of a mouse speed table by a recording, playback, and verification module; converting a screenshot into a screenshot image file of a cursor and sending the screenshot image file to the recording, playback, and verification module, reading a destination position; calculating a minimum number of sets of a movement amount and a number of movements; and moving the cursor on the screen to the destination position according to the minimum number of sets of a movement amount and a number of movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventor: Yung-Pin Cheng
  • Patent number: 10509481
    Abstract: A key inputting apparatus includes: a substrate provided with a switch; a key having a depression surface and a back surface on an opposite side to the depression surface, and a contacting section projecting from the back surface in a first direction from the depression surface toward the back surface; a panel having an opening in which the key is arranged; a first plate arranged between the substrate and the key in the opening of the panel; a second plate supported by the first plate between the key and the first plate; and a third plate arranged between the first plate and the substrate. The first to third plates are formed with first to third through portions, respectively, through each of which the contacting section is passable. The second plate is formed with a leaf spring section urging the key in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mamoru Namba
  • Patent number: 10511465
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmitter, a transmission method, a receiver, and a reception method that can keep upsizing and cost increase to a minimum. The transmitter and the receiver have a detection mode and a communication mode as operation modes. The detection mode detects contact between a first waveguide on the side of the transmitter and a second waveguide on the side of the receiver. The communication mode sends or receives a modulated signal, acquired through frequency conversion of a baseband signal, via the first and second waveguides. The transmitter sends a given signal to the first waveguide in the detection mode. The transmitter and the receiver go from the detection mode to the communication mode in response to a given signal received by the receiver via the second waveguide and send and receive the modulated signal via the first and second waveguides in the communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Kawasaki, Hiroyuki Yamagishi, Takahiro Takeda
  • Patent number: 10503289
    Abstract: When an application displays image straddling display units (110-1 and 110-2), a coordinate conversion unit (120) uses a predetermined operation to transform the physical coordinates indicating the position at which a display unit (110-1 or 110-2) senses contact to virtual coordinates and supplies the virtual coordinates. A coordinate notification unit (130) notifies an application (140) of the physical coordinates at which contact was sensed when the application is displaying the image on one of the display units (110-1 or 110-2) and notifies the application (140) of the virtual coordinates supplied by the coordinate conversion unit (120) when the one application is displaying the image straddling the display units (110-1 and 110-2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masaki Miyahara
  • Patent number: 10489053
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus, comprising a processor configured to associate a first virtual screen with a first user identity receive input for transitioning from the first virtual screen to a second virtual screen, and associate the second virtual screen with a second user identity based at least in part on the input is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Gula Consulting Limited Liability Company
    Inventor: John Samuels
  • Patent number: 10477328
    Abstract: Some disclosed systems may include a microphone system having two or more microphones, an interface system and a control system. In some examples, the control system may be capable of receiving, via the interface system, audio data from two or more microphones of the microphone system, of determining a gesture location based, at least in part, on the audio data and of controlling one or more settings of the system based on the gesture location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Feng Han, Jin Won Lee, Xinzhou Wu, Rashid Ahmed Akbar Attar
  • Patent number: 10459543
    Abstract: Described are examples of an input device having a wheel with a plurality of teeth, where at least the plurality of teeth are composed of a ferrous or magnetic material. A magnet is disposed to provide a first magnetic field that attracts the ferrous or magnetic material of the plurality of teeth to provide a detent action when moving the wheel from a first position to a second position. A magnet sheet is disposed to provide a second magnetic field that causes the magnet sheet to deform based on magnetic attraction to the ferrous or magnetic material of the plurality of teeth when moving the wheel from the first position to the second position. A strain sensor coupled to the magnet sheet can detect a strain caused by deformation of the magnet sheet, and provide an electronic signal indicating the strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chunlai Zhang, Kelong Zhao, David Michael Lane, Benson Zhai, Ping Yang
  • Patent number: 10454942
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments relating to managed clones of applications. In one embodiment, an application is received. If it is determined that the application should be managed, a managed clone of the application is generated. The managed clone of the application is configured for coexistence along with the application upon a client device under management. The managed clone of the application may then be deployed to the client device under management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: AirWatch LLC
    Inventors: Alan Dabbiere, Erich Stuntebeck, Kar Fai Tse
  • Patent number: 10452160
    Abstract: A mouse device includes at least one electronic switch and at least one button module. The at least one electronic switch includes a switch assembly, and a lower magnet mounted to the switch assembly. The at least one electronic switch is disposed under the at least one button module. A bottom surface of the at least one button module is equipped with an upper magnet disposed over a top of the lower magnet. Magnetic poles of the top of the lower magnet and a bottom of the upper magnet are the same. When the at least one button module is pressed downward, the lower magnet drives the switch assembly to convert a switch-off state into a switch-on state by virtue of a repelling force of the upper magnet pushing against the lower magnet, so that the at least one electronic switch is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Ming Tseng, Chin-Chung Lin
  • Patent number: 10452142
    Abstract: The back of hand switching structure is a hand-worn switching apparatus. The back of hand switching structure wirelessly communicates with the external device. The back of hand switching structure is worn over the palm. The back of hand switching structure presents a plurality of switches to the thumb. The thumb operates the plurality of switches such that when a switch selected from the plurality of switches is actuated, the back of hand switching structure wirelessly sends an activation signal to the external device. Upon receipt of the activation signal, the external device initiate a previously determined series of actions. In a second potential embodiment of the disclosure, the back of hand switching structure further comprises a sensor structure that senses the environment for data relevant to the operation of the external device. The back of hand switching structure transmits this environmental data to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Andrew Dufano
  • Patent number: 10444872
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mouse with an electromagnetic module, including: a mouse body, a scroll wheel and an electromagnetic module. The scroll wheel is mounted in the mouse body, and the scroll wheel is provided with a mounting area. The electromagnetic module is mounted in the mouse body. The electromagnetic module includes: a metal inner ratchet, a connecting piece, an electromagnet, and a control element. The metal inner ratchet is fastened in the mounting area. The connecting piece includes a connecting section and a free section. The connecting section is connected to the mouse body, and the free section passes through the mounting area. The electromagnet is mounted on the free section. The control element is electrically connected to the electromagnet. In this way, an effect of continuous-ratcheting is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD
    Inventors: Tsung-Wen Hsueh, Chun-Nan Su, Chun-Che Wu
  • Patent number: 10429935
    Abstract: Motion detection computing devices may have difficulty determining precise motions of a user who suffers from unintended movement, such as tremors, associated with a physical or medical condition. Aspects described herein relate to motion compensation for detected motion input, e.g., 3D motion, from such users. As described herein, a system may detect the presence of rhythmic motion and/or other input characteristics within captured motion input from a user. The system may determine one or more filters to apply to the captured motion input based on the rhythmic motion, other input characteristics, and/or information in a user profile. The one or more filters may be applied to the captured motion input in order to suppress or minimize the effects of the rhythmic motion and/or other input characteristics thereby resulting in an enhanced user experience in an interactive system, such as a 3D, virtual and/or augmented reality environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Hall, Edward David Monnerat
  • Patent number: 10416856
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: receiving one or more sensor inputs at an information handling device; determining, using a processor, that a user is holding the information handling device with a particular hand based on a holding orientation derived via the one or more sensor inputs; and adjusting output to a touch screen of the information handling device based on the particular hand determined. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Arnold S. Weksler, Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 10406435
    Abstract: A game apparatus includes two LCDs, and a game screen is displayed on one LCD, and a touch panel is set on the other LCD. A game screen for teaching an input timing and an input kind that are set in advance is displayed, and music for teaching the input timing is output. A player performs a touch-on operation, a touch-off operation, a flipping operation and a rubbing operation on the touch panel by viewing the game screen, and listening to the music. The input timing and input kind that are performed by the player and the input timing and the input kind that are set in advance are compared to thereby produce a situation corresponding to the comparison result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Ohsawa
  • Patent number: 10401987
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a mouse body, an armrest and an armrest lifting module. The armrest is pivotally coupled to the mouse body. The armrest lifting module includes a support element, a height-adjusting elastic element, a first coupling element, a second coupling element, a push element and a slid switch. The two ends of the support element include a connection segment and a free segment, respectively. The connection segment is connected with the armrest. The free segment is penetrated through the mouse body and disposed within the mouse body. The height-adjusting elastic element is sheathed around the support element. The first coupling element is connected with the free segment, and includes a coupling rack. The push element is installed within the mouse body. The push element is movable to push the second coupling element. The slide switch is connected with the push element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Shu-An Huang
  • Patent number: 10394346
    Abstract: A technique operates a local application running on a mobile device (e.g., a smart phone, a tablet, a personal digital assistant, etc.). The technique involves receiving, by processing circuitry of the mobile device, native mouse input from a hardware mouse communicating with the mobile device. The native mouse input is received in response to user operation of the hardware mouse. The technique further involves translating, by the processing circuitry, the native mouse input into translated touchscreen input. The technique further involves providing, by the processing circuitry, the translated touchscreen input to the local application running on the mobile device to control operation of the local application. With the availability of such a hardware mouse, the mobile device is better suited for running local applications that may require precise user input such as spreadsheets, computer-aided design (CAD) tools, games, and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Pavlou, Mukund Ingale, Georgy Momchilov
  • Patent number: 10386939
    Abstract: A mouse includes a housing, a circuit board, at least one switch holder and at least one switch accommodating space. The housing of the mouse has at least one button. The circuit board is configured in the housing of the mouse. The switch holder supports the switch module, and the switch module and the switch holder are accommodated within the switch accommodating space. The housing of the mouse also has a gripper accommodating space, and a gripper is accommodated in the gripper accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRONIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ho-Lung Lu, Yi-Shun Chen
  • Patent number: 10374984
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing content (e.g., such as web content) to a computing device are disclosed. An example method for providing web content includes receiving, from a first computing device, a request for the web content and determining a device type of the first computing device. The example method further includes retrieving the web content and modifying the web content based on the device type. The example method still further includes providing the modified web content to the first computing device for display on the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ZARBAÑA DIGITAL FUND LLC
    Inventor: Andrew So
  • Patent number: 10372242
    Abstract: The present invention provides a scroll wheel module with a touch sensing mechanism, where the scroll wheel module includes a scroll wheel body, a touch sensing element, and an encoding element; the scroll wheel body is pivotally connected to a housing, and the middle of the scroll wheel body is provided with a cavity; the touch sensing element is installed in the cavity; the touch sensing element includes a connecting portion and a fixing portion; the connecting portion is pivotally connected to the scroll wheel body; the fixing portion is connected to the housing; and the encoding element is connected to the scroll wheel body. In this way, an effect of arbitrarily switching different function modes to be adjusted is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD
    Inventors: Chia-Yuan Chang, Chun-Lin Chu, Li-Kuei Cheng
  • Patent number: 10372243
    Abstract: An input device, a mouse using the same and a method using the same are provided. The input device capable of avoiding error action of a switch includes a first g diode, a second diode and a switch. The second diode is electrically connected to the first diode. The switch is electrically connected to between the first diode and the second diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: BenQ Intelligent Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, BENQ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hsin-Nan Lin
  • Patent number: 10360775
    Abstract: Systems and methods for designing haptics using speech commands are disclosed. One illustrative system described herein includes: a processor configured to: receive an audio signal from an audio capture device, the audio signal associated with vocal user interaction; determine a haptic effect based in part on the audio signal, the haptic effect configured to be output by a haptic output device; and store the haptic effect on a data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Jamal Saboune, Juan Manuel Cruz-Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10354242
    Abstract: A scanner having an integrated camera is used to capture gestures made in a field of view of the camera. The captured gestures are translated to scanner commands recognized by the scanner. The scanner executes the recognized commands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Jason Rambler, Janry C. Amada, Rodolfo Nacu, Jr., Jeffrey Yap, Nico Ryan James Geguiera Sy, Wilfredo Brigoli Praca, Jr., Rafael Leonard Remedio
  • Patent number: 10331234
    Abstract: A computer mouse includes a mouse body, a first input unit, and a second input unit. The mouse body includes a first joint portion and a second joint portion, and the first joint portion and the second joint portion are symmetrically arranged with respect to one another. The first input unit includes a first base and a first button disposed on the first base. The second input unit includes a second base and a second button disposed on the second base. The shape of the first base is corresponding to that of the first joint portion and the shape of the second base is corresponding to that of the second joint portion such that the first input unit and the second input unit are interchangeably respectively disposed on the first joint portion and the second joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ho-Lung Lu, Yi-Shun Chen, Ching-Tsun Hong
  • Patent number: 10331228
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a system and process that controls a group of networked electronic components using a multimodal integration scheme in which inputs from a speech recognition subsystem, gesture recognition subsystem employing a wireless pointing device and pointing analysis subsystem also employing the pointing device, are combined to determine what component a user wants to control and what control action is desired. In this multimodal integration scheme, the desired action concerning an electronic component is decomposed into a command and a referent pair. The referent can be identified using the pointing device to identify the component by pointing at the component or an object associated with it, by using speech recognition, or both. The command may be specified by pressing a button on the pointing device, by a gesture performed with the pointing device, by a speech recognition event, or by any combination of these inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Wilson
  • Patent number: 10331265
    Abstract: One variation of a method for interfacing a computer to a human includes: detecting application of a first input onto a touch sensor surface and a first force magnitude of the first input; in response to the first force magnitude exceeding a first threshold magnitude, actuating a vibrator coupled to the touch sensor surface during a first click cycle and triggering an audio driver proximal the touch sensor surface to output a click sound during the first click cycle; detecting retraction of the first input from the touch sensor surface and a second force magnitude of the first input; and, in response to the second force magnitude falling below a second threshold magnitude less than the first threshold magnitude, actuating the vibrator during a second click cycle distinct from the first click cycle and triggering the audio driver to output the click sound during the second click cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sensel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, John Aaron Zarraga, Brogan Miller, Charles Watson, Tomer Moscovich, Alexander Grau
  • Patent number: 10324532
    Abstract: Device especially for a display for visually impaired people and display including such a device. The device includes a tactile screen, especially for a display for visually impaired people, said screen including, on one of the edges thereof, a line of icons that each correspond to a piece of software. The surface of the said tactile screen is divided at least into as many columns as icons, and the device includes an element for determining the position of the finger of a user on said tactile screen in order to control the implementation of the software corresponding to the determined position of the user's finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Inside Vision
    Inventors: Denis Le Rouzo, Damien Mauduit
  • Patent number: 10320965
    Abstract: The electronic device includes a display configured to display at least one of a call screen, a screen of an application, or a transmission application screen, an input unit configured to detect a touch input, a controller configured to execute the application during a call, to detect a touch input for moving an object to be transmitted within the screen of the application, to the call screen, to execute a transmission application based on information on the moved object when the touch input is detected, to generate a transmission message, to which the moved object is attached, through the transmission application based on information on a call counterpart, and a communication unit configured to transmit the transmission message to the call counterpart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seyoup Chu, Soonok Kim, Jinhee Ahn, Bonghee Lee, Kyunglim Choi, Euiyong Hong, Jinwan An
  • Patent number: 10318019
    Abstract: A method for controlling movement of a computer display cursor based on a point-of-aim of a pointing device within an interaction region includes projecting an image of a computer display to create the interaction region. At least one calibration point having a predetermined relation to the interaction region is established. A pointing line is directed to substantially pass through the calibration point while measuring a position of and an orientation of the pointing device. The pointing line has a predetermined relationship to the pointing device. Movement of the cursor is controlled within the interaction region using measurements of the position of and the orientation of the pointing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: UltimatePointer, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Erik Jan Banning
  • Patent number: 10310635
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a mouse casing, a circuit board, a first sensing module, a second sensing module and a switching module. The circuit board is disposed within the mouse casing. The first sensing module and the second sensing module are disposed on the circuit board and partially exposed outside the mouse casing. The switching module is partially exposed outside the bottom part of the mouse casing. At least one of the first sensing module and the second sensing module is exposed outside the mouse casing through the switching module. Consequently, a moving resolution of the mouse device is adjustable according to the practical requirements. When both of the first sensing module and the second sensing module are enabled, the moving resolution is further increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Shi-Jie Zhang, Chih-Feng Chien, A-Ming Chang, Ying-Che Tseng
  • Patent number: 10313260
    Abstract: An architecture and method for managing at least two distinct machines (or objects) in which resources are shared as a single entity (or object) in an agent-based system. The agent-based system comprising a controller, a local agent coupled to the controller, and at least one clustered machine. The at least one clustered machine includes at least two individual agents, the at least two individual agents sharing at least one shared resource/service. The system also includes a virtual non-persistent connection for coupling the at least two individual agents to the local agent. The at least one shared resource/service is accessed by the local agent through the virtual non-persistent connection using a virtual IP address to enable the at least two individual agents of the at least one clustered machine to be represented as a single object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marc D. Torrant, Paul Baleme
  • Patent number: 10289298
    Abstract: An interface method for a portable terminal includes generating a separate display area in a display screen when a predetermined area of the display screen is touched and displaying one or more applications in the newly generated display area. Thereafter, when a particular application among the displayed applications is dragged to an outside of the newly generated display area, at least one data item or function associated with the dragged application is displayed within in the newly generated display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Seok Hyun, Young-Hae Kim, Hae-Shik Yea
  • Patent number: 10275048
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for subdividing a touch-sensitive interface of a mouse accessory into a first plurality of sectors for defining a first plurality of mouse buttons, where each sector of the first plurality of sectors corresponds to a distinct mouse button. The method can further include receiving a first signal from the touch-sensitive interface of the mouse accessory, detecting, from the first signal a selection of a sector of the first plurality of sectors, and generating a second signal indicating the selection of the sector. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventor: Tino Soelberg
  • Patent number: 10268287
    Abstract: A keystroke type mouse with digital and analog signal outputs, comprises a mouse body, circuit board, switch module, button module, elastic element, magnetic sensor and magnetic element. The circuit board is disposed on the mouse body, the switch module is disposed on the circuit board, the button module is disposed on the mouse body. The elastic element is disposed between the circuit board and mouse body so the circuit board is movable. The magnetic sensor and the magnetic element are disposed on the circuit board and the mouse body respectively. The mouse outputs a digital signal when the button module is clicked by a force lower than a preset value; and the mouse outputs an analog signal when the button module is clicked by a force higher than the preset value that moves the circuit board downward and changes the space between the magnetic sensor and the magnetic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRONIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ting-Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: RE47457
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the above described problems by simplifying the assumptions on possible motions made by a user. This simplification process can take place by making an assumption that the motion of the device will travel along a certain preferential motion arc, which will be referred to herein as the “Javal arc.” Calculations of motions of the device can be made based on these Javal arcs. Additionally, the double integration of each accelerometer is now eliminated and the expensive accelerometers are replaced by two magnetic sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Sina Fateh, Ray Valdes, John Masiewicz