Mouse Patents (Class 345/163)
  • Patent number: 11561612
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) system includes: a display configured to display a user interface to a user; an integrated scrollwheel and fingerprint sensor (FPS) user input apparatus, comprising a scrollwheel configured to detect a rotational navigation input from the user and an FPS configured to detect a biometric input from the user; and a processing system configured to: receive the rotational navigation input via the scrollwheel of the integrated scrollwheel and FPS user input apparatus; update a displayed user interface on the display based on the received rotational navigation input, wherein updating the displayed user interface comprises updating a user selection on a displayed menu; receive an activation input for the updated user selection on the displayed menu via the FPS of the integrated scrollwheel and FPS user input apparatus; and execute an operation corresponding to the updated user selection on the displayed menu.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Raymond A. Trent
  • Patent number: 11552638
    Abstract: An optical switch module including a light generation circuit, a light receiving circuit, and a control unit is provided. The light generation circuit includes a light generation unit and a control end, and generates light according to a control signal from the control end. The light receiving circuit includes a light receiving unit and a signal reading end, and is configured to receive light to generate a detection signal at the signal reading end. The control unit is configured to generate the control signal and receive the detection signal. The control unit further selectively configures the signal reading end in an input mode or an output mode. Before the control unit configures the signal reading end in the input mode to read the detection signal, the control unit configures the signal reading end in the output mode to pull up a potential of the light receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Kuo-En Lin, Chih-Yuan Lin, Shih-Hung Chou, Xin-Han Cai, I-Ting Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11550397
    Abstract: The disclosed method may include detecting motion of a user, estimating, for the detected motion of the user, effort expended by the user in performing the motion, determining, based on the detected motion and the estimation of expended effort, a haptic profile for conveying to the user a physical sensation of expending the effort, and simulating a sensation of expending the effort by executing the haptic profile in at least one haptic device that is worn by the user. Various other methods, systems, and/or computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Evan Pezent, Nicholas Colonnese, Justin Clark, Jessica Hartcher-O'Brien, Priyanshu Agarwal
  • Patent number: 11526221
    Abstract: There is provided a frame rate adjusting method of a navigation device including: counting a frame period using a clock of a local oscillator of the navigation device; counting a polling period using the same clock; calculating a difference between the frame period and the polling period; adjusting a frame rate of the navigation device when the difference is smaller than a predetermined margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Keng-Yeen Lye, Kevin Len-Li Lim
  • Patent number: 11520417
    Abstract: A mouse having a replaceable palm rest and a replaceable finger rest is provided. The mouse includes a mouse body, the replaceable finger rest, and the replaceable palm rest. The mouse body has two side portions opposite to each other and a rear side portion located between the two side portions. The replaceable finger rest is replaceably coupled to the side portions of the mouse body by magnetic attraction. The replaceable palm rest is replaceably coupled to the rear side portion of the mouse body by magnetic attraction. The replaceable palm rest presses downwardly against the replaceable finger rest when the replaceable palm rest is downwardly coupled to the rear side portion of the mouse body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ho-Lung Lu, Kuan-Ling Chen
  • Patent number: 11521812
    Abstract: A roller input device includes a casing and a roller. A roller seat and an encoder are disposed in the casing. The roller is pivotally disposed on the roller seat. The body of the roller includes a shaft portion, a first side, and a second side. The first side and the second side are at opposite sides of the body. The first shaft and the second shaft of the roller are connected to the shaft portion and respectively extend from the first side and the second side. An end portion of the first shaft and an end portion of the second shaft away from the shaft portion respectively have a first connection portion and a second connection portion. A structural strength of the first connection portion is greater than a structural strength of the second connection portion, and the first connection portion is connected to the encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ho-Chin Tsai
  • Patent number: 11516335
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for generating a personalizable user interface (UI) component layout on a curved screen on a mobile electronic communication device, the curved screen having a front screen display surface and a plurality of edge screen display surfaces. In an example, the described technique entails detecting that a device user has opened an application on the mobile electronic communication device, determining whether the application opened by the user supports placement of UI components on edge screen display surfaces, and determining a coverage area on the front screen display surface and the edge screen display surfaces areas when the application supports placement of UI components on edge screen display surfaces, and estimating a user hand size based on the determined coverage area, and placing one or more UI components on an edge screen display surface to be reached by the user based on the estimated hand size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Zhengping Ji, Olivier David Rene Meirhaeghe
  • Patent number: 11476723
    Abstract: A wireless charging mouse and a method of charging the same are provided. The wireless charging mouse includes a first wireless power receiver, a second wireless power receiver, a conversion circuit, and a control circuit. The first wireless power receiver has a first wireless charging circuit, and the first wireless power receiver receives a wireless power supply of a first wireless power supply unit. The second wireless power receiver has a second wireless charging circuit, and the second wireless power receiver receives a wireless power supply of a second wireless power supply unit. The control circuit outputs a control signal to the conversion circuit according to the power status information received from the first wireless power receiver and the second wireless power receiver by the conversion circuit. The control circuit selectively receives at least one of the first power and the second power according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRONIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ho-Lung Lu, Shu-Sheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11460936
    Abstract: A computing device can include a processor; memory accessible by the processor; a housing that includes a surface; and a deployable attachment mechanism for releasable attachment of an object to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mounika Vanka, Saba Shah
  • Patent number: 11460935
    Abstract: A user control system for controlling a vehicle is provided. The system includes a control device having a control surface; and an operating element configured to receive control commands by a user and to wirelessly exchange control data with the control device to operate the vehicle according to the control commands. The operating element is releasably attached to the control surface via a contact surface. The operating element also has a user operable actuator configured to vary a holding force of the operating element on the control surface according to a user input such that the operating element is fixed in position at the control surface in a first configuration of the actuator, slidably attached to the control surface in a second configuration of the actuator and detachable from the control surface in a third configuration of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Firat Tapti
  • Patent number: 11449586
    Abstract: An aspect of authenticating a user via a processing system includes receiving, at an input device of the processing system, an input gesture corresponding to an explicit assertion of user intent with respect to a function to be performed on the processing system; and simultaneously authorizing and authenticating the user, with respect to the function, from data acquired from the input gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: John Darby Mitchell, Uri Blumenthal, Benjamin Woodbury Fuller, Robert Kevin Cunningham
  • Patent number: 11449157
    Abstract: A wheel device with fast scrolling module, comprises a fixing unit, a wheel unit, and a mobile unit. The wheel unit includes a wheel disposed on the fixing unit, and a ratchet tooth surface disposed on the wheel. The wheel rotates relative to a first bracket. The mobile unit is translated relative to the wheel unit, including a moving body disposed on the fixing unit, and an elastic supportive body disposed on the moving body. The mobile unit is movable between a first position and a second position. When the mobile unit is at the first position, the elastic supportive body touches the ratchet tooth surface, so that the wheel unit switches to ratchet mode. When the mobile unit is at the second position, the elastic supportive body is separated from the ratchet tooth surface, so that the wheel unit switches to free-spin mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Corsair Memory, Inc.
    Inventor: I-Ning Chiu
  • Patent number: 11439899
    Abstract: Disclosed is a controller capable of changing volume. The controller according to the present invention includes a housing; a volume changing unit installed outside the housing and having one end and the other end movable with respect to the housing, respectively; a driving unit for moving at least one of one end and the other end of the volume changing unit; and a control unit for controlling the driving unit. According to the present invention, it is possible to improve a user's feeling of use and to enhance satisfaction and fun by variously changing the volume, shape, etc. of a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: KOREA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Dong Soo Choi, Tae Hoon Kim, Sang Youn Kim
  • Patent number: 11442558
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, there is provided an input device including a height sensor structure configured to provide a height output indicative of whether a gap between the input device and a reference surface is larger than a threshold value; a control circuit configured to control tracking of a movement of the input device in a plane defined by the reference surface, based on the height output; a motion detector configured to provide a detector output indicative of a direction of an at least substantially vertical motion of the input device; and an adjustment circuit configured to adjust the threshold value based on the detector output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Sreenath Unnikrishnan
  • Patent number: 11442557
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer mouse having a tracking device to navigate in a graphical user interface presented by a software application or control aspects thereof, a plurality of buttons, a scroll wheel, a display, a memory, and a controller coupled to the tracking device, the plurality of buttons, the display, and the memory. The controller can be operable to present by way of the display a plurality of scrollable options to program a corresponding plurality of operational parameters of the computer mouse, detect from a tactile contact of at least one of one or more of the plurality of buttons and the scroll wheel a selection from the plurality of options, store in the memory the selection, and operate at least one of the plurality of operational parameters of the computer mouse according to the stored selection. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: STEELSERIES APS
    Inventors: Jacob Wolff-Petersen, Tino Soelberg, Jonas Bollack
  • Patent number: 11435838
    Abstract: A mouse includes a button portion, a deformable holding portion and a change-over switch. The button portion has a lower housing and an upper housing assembled to the lower housing. The upper housing has a first button and a second button. The deformable holding portion is connected to the button portion and includes a palm supporting area, a first and second electroactive material layers respectively disposed on two sides of the palm supporting area, and a first and second flexible material layers respectively covering the first and second electroactive material layers. The change-over switch is disposed on the lower housing. The change-over switch is selectively electrically connected to the first electroactive material layer or the second electroactive material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Hung Wang
  • Patent number: 11437869
    Abstract: A peripheral device includes a flat body, a control module, a wireless charging module, a first connector module, a second connector module, and a signal transmission module. The wireless charging module is electrically connected to the control module. The wireless charging module is disposed in the flat body. The first connecter module is disposed in the flat body. The second connector module is disposed in the flat body. The signal transmission module is electrically connected to the control module, the first connector module, the second connector module, and the wireless charging module. The signal transmission module is disposed in the flat body. A turn-on state or a turn-off state of the wireless charging module is determined based on whether the first connector module is electrically connected to wireless signal receiver or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: DEXIN ELECTRONIC LTD., DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ho-Lung Lu
  • Patent number: 11429204
    Abstract: A lighting control method of an optical pointing device is provided. An electric current is applied to a light emitting element within a predetermined turned-on period of an image sampling cycle, so that the light emitting element generates a light beam projected on a work surface where the optical pointing device is placed. A surface image of the work surface is captured by an image sensor within the predetermined turned-on period of the image sampling cycle. The surface image is analyzed to obtain a brightness of the surface image within the image sampling cycle. A current value of the electric current applied to the light emitting element according to the brightness of the surface image is determined before a starting point of a next image sampling cycle, such that a brightness of another surface image captured during the next image sampling cycle is maintained within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Poh-Weng Yem, Wai-Lian Teo
  • Patent number: 11422639
    Abstract: A mouse usable as a wheel input device is described. In an embodiment, a mouse may include: a top surface; a touch sensor coupled to the top surface; a controller coupled to the touch sensor; and a memory coupled to the controller, the memory having instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the controller, cause the mouse to: in response to detection, by the touch sensor, of a force against the top surface: (a) identify a primary click if the force is equal to or greater than a first threshold and smaller than a second threshold, or (b) identify a secondary click if the force is equal to or greater than the second threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert, Kyu Sang Park, Frank Franciscus Maria Bertrand van Valkenhoef
  • Patent number: 11422682
    Abstract: A distributed interface is provided with real-time updates. A first user accessing the interface through a first user window is dynamically updated within the first user window and in real time when a second user accessing the interface through a second user window changes a field/character within the second user window. In an embodiment, the updated notification is achieved without window refreshing and without a committed update for the field/character change being committed by the second user to a back end system associated with the distributed interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Jover Piñon Mendoza, Ferdinand Salarda Acedera, Clem Paradero Pepito
  • Patent number: 11413522
    Abstract: A clicker toggle mechanism for a game controller is disclosed. The clicker toggle mechanism comprises a lever arm member and a barrel guide system. A screw member is threaded and affixed at a top portion of the lever arm member for adjusting and controlling the pull distance. The barrel is connected and extends through the bottom portion of the lever arm member. A clicker or toggle device is disposed underneath the device and locked in place with snaps. A toggle or clicker stopper screw barrel stopper pin at another end which is affixed to an armature to limit trigger or button pull distance. A clicker toggle connects to a bottom portion of the lever arm member, wherein the clicker toggle is pressed downwards to create a rotational force on the cam which locks in more than one position. The mechanism can be turned on and off during gameplay to allow unrestricted or restricted motion as needed. The barrel stopper pin guide, screw and clicker toggle mechanism can be completely removed as required by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventors: Todd Hodrinsky, Tyler Hodrinsky
  • Patent number: 11410574
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a layered electro-magnetic refreshable braille display device and braille reader. The layered electro-magnetic refreshable braille display device includes three layers of braille display modules and a touch panel. Each braille display module includes 5 plates and a plurality of tactile pin driving mechanisms for driving the “up” and “down” of the braille dots. One or more lines of braille cells are arranged on the touch panel. Each line of braille cells displays a plurality of braille characters. A microprocessor is connected to a braille translation module, a voice playing module and an interaction controller respectively, wherein the interaction controller is connected to the braille display device, to form the braille reader. This device can display one or more lines of braille characters by relying on the electro-magnetic principle. It boasts real-time refreshing of the braille, synchronization of braille display and voice playing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG SCI-TECH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Wenzhen Yang, Yan Xu, Xinli Wu, Panfei Zhu
  • Patent number: 11402928
    Abstract: In one example, a mouse may include a base for movement along a horizontal surface, first and second sets of pins disposed in the base, and an upper shell movable relative to the base between multiple mode positions. The upper shell may include a first button and a second button. The first button and the second button may electrically connect to the first set of pins in a first mode position. The first button and the second button may electrically connect to the second set of pins in a second mode position to switch functions of the first button and the second button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Chung-Ying Wu
  • Patent number: 11392228
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a mouse device comprising a casing and a scroll wheel assembly. The casing comprises an upper casing and a lower casing. The scroll wheel assembly is disposed between the upper casing and the lower casing, which comprises a securing base secured to the lower casing, a rotary base disposed on the securing base, a scroll wheel component movably disposed on the rotary base rotatable around a first axis relative to the rotary base, a measuring component secured to the rotary base, and a transmission mechanism connected to the rotary base, wherein the transmission mechanism transmits external force to the rotating base, such that the rotary base rotates around a second axis relative to the securing base to adjust the offset angle of the scroll wheel component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Silitek Electronics (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: KeCheng Wang
  • Patent number: 11394175
    Abstract: A proximity sensor which uses very narrow divergent beams from Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL) for the illumination source is disclosed. Narrow divergent beams in the range 0.5 to 10 degrees can be achieved to provide high proximity sensing accuracy in a small footprint assembly. One approach to reducing the beam divergence is to increase the length of the VCSEL resonant cavity using external third mirror. A second embodiment extends the length of the VCSEL cavity by modifying the DBR mirrors and the gain region. Optical microlenses can be coupled with the VCSEL to collimate the output beam and reduce the beam divergence. These can be separate optical elements or integrated with the VCEL by modifying the substrate output surface profile or an added a transparent layer. These methods of beam divergence reduction are incorporated into various embodiment configurations to produce a miniature proximity sensor suitable for cell phones and tablets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Princeton Optronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Chuni Ghosh, Jean-Francois Seurin
  • Patent number: 11385728
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, a mouse for an information handling system has a plurality of force or tilt sensors. When a sensor detects a force or tilt value above a threshold value, a microcontroller unit (MCU) determines how fast the mouse is moving. If the mouse is moving above a threshold rate, the MCU determines the user is making a coarse movement and the MCU sends the mouse output to a processor for normal cursor adjustment. If the mouse is moving slower than a mouse speed threshold value, the MCU determines the user is trying to make a fine adjustment and the MCU adjusts the mouse sensitivity and sends the mouse output to the processor for fine cursor adjustment. The sensors may be in the bottom, sides or skirt of the mouse or a mousepad associated with the mouse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Philip M. Seibert, Marc Randall Hammons, Erik Summa, David Joseph Zavelson
  • Patent number: 11372255
    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, 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 pipe does not have any protrusion extending therefrom and attached to a front surface of the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Hun-Kwang Lee, Sai-Mun Lee, Priscilla Tze-Wei Goh, Lye-Pin Chu
  • Patent number: 11372540
    Abstract: A table processing method, device, an interactive white board and a storage medium is disclosed. The method therein includes, when an erasing instruction is received, determining whether a current erasing operation is in a first cell of a created table; and, in response to the erasing operation is in the first cell, when the erasing operation ends, updating the first cell to shrink the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: GUANGZHOU SHIYUAN ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED, GUANGZHOU SHIZHEN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Baoju Fan
  • Patent number: 11362440
    Abstract: An antenna device includes a plurality of antenna elements. Each of the plurality of antenna elements outputs radio signals transmitted to another antenna device arranged so as to be opposed to the antenna device. At least one of the plurality of antenna elements is configured in such a way that a polarization direction of the radio signals to be output can be switched between a first direction and a second direction that is orthogonal to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuji Zenkyu, Eisaku Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11320917
    Abstract: A touch sensitive audio-visual input/output device comprising an internal core comprising a controller, the controller associated with at least one processor and at least one memory store, at least one light emitter associated with the controller, at least one audio output component associated with the controller, at least one actuator provided relative to the housing and associated with the controller and configured to transmit touch inputs to the controller to control operation of the device, and a flexible, translucent outer casing for at least partially enclosing the internal core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Kano Computing Limited
    Inventors: Alex Klein, Bruno Schillinger, Ted Wood, Kemal Dervish, Elliot Schneiderman, Peter Griffith, Chaithrika Urmi Subrahmanya, Vaish Sathe, James Hicks, Gabriel Gabor, Ben Supper, Dan Love
  • Patent number: 11307680
    Abstract: The computer mouse adaptor holds a computer mouse thereon. The computer mouse includes an optical system to detect relative movement over a surface. The computer mouse adaptor includes a base to hold the computer mouse thereon. The base includes an optical device to interface with the optical system of the computer mouse and allow the computer mouse to provide its functionality while being held by the base. A charging system may be included to couple the charging interface of the computer mouse to a power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SMASH ENGINEERING INC.
    Inventor: Peter Tesier
  • Patent number: 11294477
    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: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Finalmouse LLC
    Inventor: Ashkon Shayani
  • Patent number: 11281421
    Abstract: For enhancing multiple monitor arrangements, a method receives monitor data for a plurality of monitors. The monitor data for each monitor includes a physical dimension, a monitor resolution, a monitor position, and a scale factor. The method receives a transition preference specifying one of a physical parameter preference and a logical parameter preference for each monitor-to-monitor boundary of the plurality of monitors. The method calculates a display transition between adjacent monitors based on the monitor data and the transition preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Robert J. Kapinos, Scott Wentao Li, Robert James Norton, Jr., Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 11280670
    Abstract: An optical sensor assembly is provided. The optical sensor assembly includes a circuit board, an optical sensor positioned on the circuit board, and a front cover attached to the circuit board and covering the optical sensor. The front cover includes an optical element configured to guide or condense an incident light of a predetermined wavelength onto the optical sensor. The front cover is made of polypropylene or polyethylene. The predetermined wavelength is in a range from 8 micrometers to 12 micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Ming Sun, Po-Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 11281309
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for user input to a computer. The apparatus consists of movable paddles with multiple axes of motion. The paddles are shaped to include means for holding the device while keeping a user's fingers and thumbs free to activate touch sensitive areas on the paddles. Both the positions of the paddles and the location of touches are used to determine the input codes sent to the computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: William James McDermid
  • Patent number: 11270010
    Abstract: Biometric templates (template) are used to store biometric data of one or more users. As biometric data of each user is unique and non-replaceable, template security is a major concern. This disclosure relates generally to template protection, and more particularly to a method and system for biometric template protection. The system generates a final perturbation value for data in the template, based on a first binary code (BC), a second binary code (BC?), feature vectors corresponding to data in the template, and an initial random perturbation. The final perturbation and the feature vectors are mapped to the first binary code. The first binary code represents the template. Every time the first binary code is compromised, the value of first binary code is updated, and the whole process is repeated to generate corresponding final perturbation and then the mapping is done.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Santosh Kumar Jami, Krishna Rao Kakkirala, Srinivasa Rao Chalamala, Ajeet Kumar Singh, Arun Kumar Jindal, Balakrishna Gudla, Bala Mallikarjunarao Garlapati
  • Patent number: 11269427
    Abstract: An optical navigation device comprising: a first optical sensing region, having a first power consumption rate; and a second optical sensing region, having a second power consumption rate higher than the first power consumption rate. The optical navigation device applies the first optical sensing region to sense first optical data when the optical navigation device moves for a first speed, and the optical navigation device applies the second optical sensing region to sense second optical data when the optical navigation device moves for a second speed higher than the first speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventor: Chun Heap Leow
  • Patent number: 11260289
    Abstract: A clicker mechanism for a game controller is disclosed. The clicker mechanism comprises a taper-shaped member and a barrel. A screw member is threadably affixed at a top portion of the taper-shaped member for adjusting the pull distance. The barrel is removably extends from a bottom portion of the taper-shaped member. A cam is disposed at an inner portion of the taper-shaped member with snaps at one end and a cam stopper pin at another end. A clicker connects to a bottom portion of the taper-shaped member, wherein the clicker is pressed downwards to create a rotational force on the cam which locks the snaps to the screw member to hold the adjustable levers in position, and wherein the clicker is released to create a rotational force on the cam which unlocks the snaps from the screw member and allows movement of the adjustable levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Todd William Hodrinsky, Tyler Scott Hodrinsky
  • Patent number: 11262855
    Abstract: A method for configuring a mouse (1) for a computer (101), the mouse (1) comprising at least four degrees of freedom and being able to transmit one data signal (31) for each degree of freedom of the mouse (1), includes (i) defining a first data signal (31) able to be sent by the mouse (1), the first data signal (31) being chosen from a first list via a human-machine interface, the human-machine interface especially comprising a computer (101) and a screen (102), (ii) defining a first condition (32) relating to the first data signal (31), the first condition (32) being chosen from a second list via the human-machine interface, and (iii) defining a first instruction (33) able to be executed by a computer (101), the first instruction (33) being chosen from a third list via the human-machine interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: LEXIP
    Inventors: Lionel Chataignier, Geoffrey Chataignier, Léo Giorgis, Hugo Loi
  • Patent number: 11256345
    Abstract: A hand operated computer input device comprising a main body with a flat support surface for the entire palm heel is provided. The new support surface provided is not for the palm, metacarpals, proximal and intermediate finger segments, or wrist. Only a user's palm heel and finger tips touch the input device. The entire palm heel wholly supports the weight of a users hand and arm. There is no pressure on the median nerve at the wrist or in the hand. There is no angle at the wrist while the hand maintains a generally neutral position. The height between the top of the palm heel support surface and the top surface of the buttons, wheels, etc. places the hand in a generally neutral, relaxed cupped position. The present invention seeks to prevent repetitive strain injury (RSI) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome while using a horizontal or vertical hand operated computer input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Ann Lemon
  • Patent number: 11249563
    Abstract: An input device is provided, including a curved segment, a sensing segment and a second sensing structure. The sensing segment is pivotally connected to the curved segment and includes a first sensing structure. The second sensing structure covers the curved segment and the sensing segment. The curved segment includes a plurality of connecting bodies and a supporting element. Each connecting body includes a recess. Adjacent connecting bodies are mutually pivotally connected, and the recesses are connected to each other to form an accommodation space. The supporting element is disposed in the accommodation space and connected to the connecting bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventor: Bin-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 11246671
    Abstract: Systems and methods of recentering an input control include a control unit configured to suspend teleoperated control of an end effector by the input control in response to a recentering request, determine a recentering move for the input control to provide positional and orientational harmony between the input control and the end effector, execute the recentering move, and reinstate teleoperated control of the end effector by the input control. In some embodiments, to determine the recentering move the control unit is configured to determine one or more first positions associated with the end effector, map the first positions to a view coordinate system, map the first positions from the view coordinate system to a console workspace coordinate system, and determine one or more second positions for one or more control points on the input control, the control points corresponding to the mapped first positions in the console workspace coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brandon D. Itkowitz, Michael L. Hanuschik, Paul W. Mohr, Arjang M. Hourtash
  • Patent number: 11249618
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for popping out a menu that is embedded within a user interface. The popped-out menu can be moved independently of a window in the user interface from which the menu is dislodged from and can have it size adjusted. In one example, the method may include displaying a menu with a plurality of selectable actions which are embedded within a user interface window, receiving a predetermined command with respect to the user interface, and in response to receipt of the predetermined command, outputting a pop-out menu that corresponds to the menu embedded within the user interface window, where the pop-out window includes the plurality of selectable actions and is configured to move independently of the user interface window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Patrick Simon
  • Patent number: 11243618
    Abstract: In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for an advanced computer input device with a rotational degree of freedom (zrot) in addition to two translation degrees of freedom (x and y), in an easy and intuitive fashion. A plurality of independent position sensors may be arranged on a lower surface of the computer input device, each determining a direction and velocity of motion of the input device when in use. The detected directions and velocities may be compared to determine whether a rotational motion of the input device has been applied as opposed to (or in addition to) a translation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Arkade, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Allan Fuchs, Joel Abraham Kort, Bob Steven Berns
  • Patent number: 11243623
    Abstract: An input device may include a housing, a scroll wheel having an arresting surface, and a lever pivotable about a pivot axis between first and second lever arms of the lever for moving a first free end portion of the first lever arm to engage or disengage the arresting surface. The input device may further include a rotary to linear motion converter having a rotary input axis and a linear output axis. The rotary to linear motion converter may be configured to apply a linear output motion along the linear output axis, converted from a rotary input motion about the rotary input axis, to move a second free end portion of the second lever arm so as to pivot the lever about the pivot axis for engaging or disengaging the first free end portion and the arresting surface to interchange the scroll wheel between a free-wheeling and a resistive-wheeling mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Farrukh Raza Rizvi, Chang Sern Gwee
  • Patent number: 11231792
    Abstract: A computer mouse includes abase unit, a button unit, and a fastening unit. The button unit is pivotally mounted to the base unit via a front part of the button unit, and is able to be actuated to allow a rear part of the button unit to substantially pivot in an up-down direction relative to the base unit. The fastening unit is disposed between the base unit and the button unit, and is operable to position the button unit relative to the base unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: COMPUCASE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li-Chun Huang
  • Patent number: 11216081
    Abstract: Apparatus for detecting movements of a person using the apparatus for the purpose of transforming the movements into a virtual space, comprising a seat (110; 210; 410), sensors which detect the movements of the feet of the person using the apparatus, and cyber foot covers (50a; 50b; 50c; 50d) for receiving at least one of the sensors. The seat (110; 210; 410) comprises a support member (103; 203) adapted in that a seat element (105; 205), on which the person using the apparatus can sit, is attachable to an upper portion of the support member (103; 203) and in that the load of the seat element (105; 205) is received substantially along a vertically arranged longitudinal axis of the support member (103; 203) and transferred downwards to a ground. The seat (110; 210; 410) is rotatably arranged relative to the ground and is shaped such that at least a movement of the legs from the knee to the distal end of the legs of the person using the apparatus is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: CYBERSHOES GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Bieglmayer
  • Patent number: 11210556
    Abstract: Techniques for classifying records in a dataset are described. The method includes identifying a set of features of a target record and assigning a scoring metric to each feature in the set of features. The method also includes processing the set of features based on the scoring metric to obtain a reduced subset of features and an expanded subset of features. The method also includes searching a store of electronic records using the reduced subset of features to obtain a reduced subset of electronic records. The method also includes searching the reduced subset of electronic records using the expanded subset of features to obtain a set of matching electronic records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Jason S. Aronoff, Steven J. Simske
  • Patent number: 11201019
    Abstract: A switch module includes a pressing button and a circuit board. The pressing button includes a fastening element. The fastening element extends outward to form a cantilever arm. The cantilever arm protrudes downward to form an operation rod. The operation rod is exposed out of a lower shell which has a first position and a second position. The operation rod slides from the first position to the second position. The other end of the bottom surface of the cantilever arm extends outward to form an extending arm. At least one portion of one end of a top surface of the cantilever arm protrudes upward to form at least one extending foot. The circuit board is disposed above the pressing button. The circuit board is equipped with a first switch and a second switch. The at least one extending foot is corresponding to the first switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung Shih Lee
  • Patent number: 11175752
    Abstract: A roller mouse includes a casing, a wheel module, a swingable assembly and an adjusting element. The wheel module includes a wheel element. The swingable assembly is fixed on the wheel module, and located near the wheel element. When the adjusting element is in a first position, the swingable assembly is contacted with the wheel element, so that the wheel module is in a first clicking mode. When the adjusting element is moved to a second position, the swingable assembly is pushed by the adjusting element, and the swingable assembly is separated from the wheel element, so that the wheel module is in a second clicking mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Lin Chu, Hsiang-Yu Ou, Li-Kuei Cheng, Shu-An Huang