Mouse Patents (Class 345/163)
  • Patent number: 11907441
    Abstract: An information handling system mouse has a plastic chassis that assembles without the use of metal screws to that the mouse more readily breaks down to recycle at end of life. The mouse chassis has a complete perimeter at a bottom side to accept a bottom surface within the interior and having the assembly gap hidden from view under the mouse when in normal use. An inner frame heat stakes to the chassis to provide structural support without metal coupling devices like metal screws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Peng Lip Goh, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 11907440
    Abstract: A method of a navigation sensor circuit includes: monitoring at least one polling request signal sent from a microcontroller during a variable time interval, wherein the microcontroller is externally coupled to the navigation sensor circuit; calculating at least one polling rate of the microcontroller according to the at least one polling request signal; and dynamically adjusting a sensor frame rate of the navigation sensor circuit according the at least one polling rate, wherein an image sensor of the navigation sensor circuit operates and captures images to generate and output displacement data based on the sensor frame rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: PixArt Imaging Inc.
    Inventors: Shang Chan Kong, Chun Heap Leow
  • Patent number: 11907444
    Abstract: An information handling system mouse includes a sliding power button on a bottom surface that slides to actuate a power switch on and off. When slid to an on position, the sliding power button is freed to move inward to actuate a tactile button under the sliding power button, such as with an end user inward push. In the off position the sliding power button catches under lip that prevents an inward push at the tactile button. Dual motion of the sliding power button offers intuitive varied end user interactions with a single button structure to save space at the mouse bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Peng Lip Goh, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 11899858
    Abstract: An input device including a housing, a ring-shaped scroll wheel, and an integrated haptic unit inserted through the scroll wheel. The integrated haptic unit includes a bridging structure and a variable motion-resistance component coupled thereto. The variable motion-resistance component having a cylindrical body rotatable relative to the bridging structure. The scroll wheel being fixedly attached to the cylindrical body in a coaxial manner. The variable motion-resistance component being configured to vary a motion-resistance profile against a relative rotation motion between the cylindrical body and the bridging structure for defining a haptic behavior of the scroll wheel. The integrated haptic unit includes an inbuilt encoder to convert relative motion between the cylindrical body and the bridging structure as an output signal. The integrated haptic unit being mounted to the housing in a manner so as to suspend the integrated haptic unit and the scroll wheel from a portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) PTE. Ltd.
    Inventors: Farrukh Raza Rizvi, Ayush Sharma, Kheng Koh
  • Patent number: 11874398
    Abstract: A movement amount detection system capable of accurately detecting a movement amount at a reference point of a moving body is provided. A movement amount detection system calculates a second movement amount at the reference point by using first movement amounts each of which is detected based on image data acquired by a respective one of the plurality of optical sensors, and inversely calculates a third movement amount at each of the plurality of places where a respective one of the plurality of optical sensors is disposed from the second movement amount, and the arithmetic processing unit determines an optical sensor that should be excluded in the calculation of the movement amount at the reference point of the moving body based on a difference between the first movement amount and the third movement amount at each of the plurality of optical sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hidenori Yabushita
  • Patent number: 11860455
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a modular augmented reality display is provided that incorporates prescription eyewear that can be used separately by the wearer. In an embodiment, an image is generated from a removable display attached to the eyewear and directed into the edge of a prescription lens, which acts as a waveguide. The image is internally reflected within the prescription lens, and is directed to the wearer by an image combiner embedded within the prescription lens. In an embodiment, the augmented reality display includes a wearable belt pouch that includes a battery and support electronics connected to the eyewear so that the weight on the eyewear is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: NVIDIA Corporation
    Inventors: Jonghyun Kim, Benjamin Boudaoud, Michael Stengel, Josef Bo Spjut, Morgan Samuel McGuire
  • Patent number: 11861076
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing computer implemented services using user input are disclosed. To obtain the user input, a passive human interface device may be used. The human interface device may include a magnet that may produce a magnetic field used to discern the user input. The magnet may be mechanically coupled to actuatable portions of the human interface device thereby facilitating both translation and rotation of the magnet responsive to actuations by a user. The translation and rotation of the magnet may be sensed and used to identify user input provided by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Loo Shing Tan, Michiel Sebastiaan Emanuel Petrus Knoppert, Gerald Rene Pelissier, Thomas Marcus Hinskens
  • Patent number: 11856719
    Abstract: An information handling system mouse couples upper and lower housing portions with a central lock that insert though an opening of the lower housing portion to rotationally engage opposing cam surfaces. The upper and lower housing portions capture a printed circuit board that provides mouse functions without any screws or adhesives used to couple the mouse together. The mouse other than the printed circuit board is made of recyclable plastic that readily disassembles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Peng Lip Goh, Deeder M. Aurongzeb
  • Patent number: 11829244
    Abstract: A memory device includes a first memory group including plural first non-volatile memory cells capable of storing multi-bit data, and a second memory group including plural second non-volatile memory cells capable of storing single-bit data. A program operation controller builds the multi-bit data based on data inputted from an external device, performs a logical operation regarding partial data among the multi-bit data to generate a parity, programs the parity in the second memory group after programming the partial data in the first memory group, perform a verification operation regarding the partial data after a sudden power-off (SPO) occurs, recovers the partial data based on the parity and a result of the verification operation, and programs recovered partial data in the first memory group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: SK hynix Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Hun Kim, Beom Ju Shin
  • Patent number: 11819999
    Abstract: Input devices having a deformable membrane and methods of their use are disclosed. In one embodiment, an input device includes a body, a deformable membrane coupled to the body such that the body and the deformable membrane define an enclosure filled with a medium, and an internal sensor disposed within the enclosure, the internal sensor having a field of view configured to be directed through the medium and toward a bottom surface of the deformable membrane. The input device further includes a controller configured to receive an output signal from the internal sensor corresponding to a deformation in the deformable membrane, determine a gesture based on the output signal from the internal, and provide a gesture signal corresponding to the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Abhijeet Agnihotri, Naveen Suresh Kuppuswamy, Alexander Alspach, Katherine Tsui
  • Patent number: 11797108
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a roller module. The roller module includes a base member, a scroll wheel, a magnetic conductor, a swingable arm, a driving motor and an actuating element. The scroll wheel is installed on the base member. The magnetic conductor is located beside the scroll wheel. When the scroll wheel is rotated, the magnetic conductor is correspondingly rotated. The swingable arm is installed on the base member. The swingable arm includes a magnetic element. The swingable arm is swingable relative to the magnetic conductor. When the swingable arm is swung to a first position, the magnetic element is aligned with the magnetic conductor. Consequently, a magnetic attraction force between the magnetic element and the magnetic conductor is generated. When the swingable arm is swung to a second position, the magnetic attraction force between the magnetic element and the magnetic conductor is eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Nan Su, Chun-Che Wu, Shu-An Huang, Chun-Lin Chu, Ming-Hao Hsieh, Sheng-An Tsai, Li-Kuei Cheng
  • Patent number: 11768547
    Abstract: The application herein provides a foldable mouse and the solution is: the mouse comprise a foldable substrate and a circuit board, wherein the foldable substrate includes at least five planes connected in sequence, two planes of the foldable substrate are connected by means of a detachable connection, in case that these two planes are not connected, the foldable substrate can be unfolded, in the case that there two planes are connected, the foldable base plate can be folded to be a bent pyramid, and the circuit board is arranged on the inner side of the foldable base plate. This application can fold the mouse to make it easy to be carried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventor: Hok Man Lam
  • Patent number: 11745030
    Abstract: A motion-enable device includes a mechanical switch and a capacitive sensor with a sensing region that is located adjacent to the mechanical switch. The mechanical switch enables a first signal when closed or actuated that indicates that the mechanical switch is in an active state. The capacitive sensor enables a second signal when a conductive object is disposed in the sensing region, where the second signal indicates that the capacitive sensor is in an active state. Enablement of operation of an apparatus depends on receipt of both the first signal and the second signal. The mechanical switch and the capacitive sensor act as the two separate switches required by functional safety requirements for a motion enable device. Because the sensing region of the capacitive sensor is adjacent to the mechanical switch, the first and second signals are generated when an operator actuates the mechanical switch with a single digit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Ross Hannibal, Wade Curtiss
  • Patent number: 11740711
    Abstract: A mouse includes a main housing, a key structure, and a pressing force adjusting component. The key structure has a connecting end, a free end, and an elastic section. The connecting end is connected to the main housing, and the elastic section is located between the connecting end and the free end. The pressing force adjusting component is movably disposed on the main housing and has a limiting portion, and the limiting portion limits elastic deformation of the elastic section. A location of the pressing force adjusting component on the main housing is adapted to be changed to change a location of the limiting portion at the elastic section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei-Chih Yu
  • Patent number: 11726583
    Abstract: The present application relates to a technical field of intelligent control device, particularly to a mouse control method, which includes: receiving a connection signal for establishing a bluetooth connection with a mobile phone in real time; receiving an operation signal associated with the mobile phone, and the operation signal includes a page turning operation signal, a pausing playing operation signal, a starting playing operation signal; sending a corresponding operation instructions to the mobile phone based on the operation signal. The present application is convenient for the user to use the mobile phone and the computer together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Shenzhen Banruozaowu Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bingqing Wu, Shangwen Wang
  • Patent number: 11726613
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for operating the electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a housing which includes a first surface and a second surface facing the first surface, a display which is disposed on at least a part of the first surface, a proximity sensor which is disposed between the display and the second surface, an illuminance sensor, and a processor which is operably connected to the display and the illuminance sensor, wherein the processor is configured to activate the display and the illuminance sensor in response to the occurrence of an event, measure, by using the illuminance sensor, illuminance of a region where the electronic device is disposed, confirm the characteristic of an input occurring on the display by an external object, and determine, based on the measured illuminance and the characteristic of the input, whether or not to inactivate a touch input reception function of at least a partial region of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wooyoung Kim, Daehyun Jo
  • Patent number: 11709556
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a body, a cover plate, a covering layer, and an adhesive layer. The cover plate is disposed on the body and includes a button. The covering layer covers the cover plate, and the material of the covering layer is different from the material of the cover plate. The adhesive layer is bound between the cover plate and the covering layer, and the adhesive layer has a hollow portion corresponding to the button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 11698691
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a scroll wheel module, which comprises a bracket and a rotatable scroll wheel that is arranged on the bracket. The scroll wheel is equipped with a hand feel member that provides flipping tactile. The scroll wheel module further comprises an electronic control adjustment assembly, which is used to adjust the magnitude of damping that the hand feel member exerts on the scroll wheel. By tactfully combining the electronic control adjustment assembly with the hand feel member, the present application can adjust the height of the tilting end simply and quickly by means of the electronic control adjustment assembly, further adjust the distance between the hand feel end of the hand feel member and the inner ring of the scroll wheel, and finally manage to adjust different kinds of tactile sense about the damping while rolling the scroll wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Inventor: Jianping Li
  • Patent number: 11687171
    Abstract: A foldable computer mouse is provided that includes a deformable body formable into an expanded configuration usable for receiving inputs for controlling a computing device and a folded configuration. The expanded configuration being an arcuate configuration having a first curvature and the folded configuration having a second curvature greater than the first curvature. The mouse also includes a hollow shell disposed on a top surface of the deformable body. The shell expands based at least on the deformable body being formed into the expanded configuration, and the shell collapses against the top surface of the deformable body based at least on the deformable body being folded into the folded configuration. The shell comprises a flexible material that retains a shape of the shell in the expanded configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Simon Cameron Dearsley, Randal Joseph Kinser
  • Patent number: 11665248
    Abstract: A web site publisher may improve user interaction with landing pages from third-party publishers by displaying landing page content in a navigation window offering users the ability to interact with one or more landing pages in formats including: carousel, multiple panes, stacks, tabs, and tiles. Pages may be displayed in focus, below or behind the active display area, in full size windows, in reduced windows, and so forth. Landing page content may be loaded in advance of a user focusing on a specific page. The navigation window offers users the ability to store preferences, to refresh landing pages, to save searches, to search in one landing page, and/or to have results propagate to other landing pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Black Crow AI, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam R. Pritchard, Ronak M. Daya, Jean Seok, Yoaquim J. Cintron-Rosario, Mark J. Napier, Isaac W. Woodruff, Jessica Sachs, Anand Safi, Jason A. Reid
  • Patent number: 11656695
    Abstract: A computer mouse has a mouse button face with at least one mouse button for operation by a finger of a user and a thumb face opposite of the mouse button face for engagement by a thumb of that user. At least one sensor is provided for detecting a mode of operation by a user. In a first detected mode of operation, a displacement operation by a user causes a user interface display of a computer system to show a movement in a direction in a displayed image. In a second detected mode of operation, the same displacement operation by a user causes the user interface display to show a different movement in a different direction in the displayed image. Also described is a mouse with a touchpad surface area partially located between mouse buttons, partially overlapping the buttons and partially in flexible hinge areas of caps of the buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: OAHWIP B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Thomas Lambertus Van Hooft
  • Patent number: 11656738
    Abstract: A secure operation method for an icon based on a voice-screen-mouse ternary verification includes verifying and comparing an icon associated with an operator's voice, an icon displayed on the screen to specify an operation, and an icon to which the mouse points when the mouse stops moving, and providing permission for operation and warning by a system. An association between a specific voice and the icon is established first. An associated icon is activated by a voice input of a voice recognition system, and then verification and comparing is performed with the icon to which the mouse points when the mouse stops moving. For the touch screen computer and mobile terminal, the binary verification is performed through the icon associated with the operator's voice and the icon displayed on the screen to specify the operation. The system provides authorization for the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: NANJING INSTITUTE OF RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Lisong Wang
  • Patent number: 11640882
    Abstract: The invention provides an input device including a holder, a first wheel, a slider, and a first pressure part. The first wheel is disposed on the holder, and includes a side surface, a circle center, and a segment adjusting structure. The segment adjusting structure is disposed on the side surface in a manner of surrounding the circle center. The slider is disposed on the holder, and is movable relative to the holder to move toward or away from the circle center. The first pressure part includes two first ends. One of the first ends is connected to the slider, and as the slider moves toward or away from the circle center, interference between the other first end and the segment adjusting structure is increased or reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignees: LITE-ON ELECTRONICS (GUANGZHOU) LIMITED, Lite-On Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Hsiao-Lung Chiang, Chih-Wen Su, Yu-Hsun Chen, Chin-Yuan Lin
  • Patent number: 11620006
    Abstract: A display control system using a knob includes an input part which receives at least one piece of position information of a knob within a movement range in an area under a display and position information of the knob within a preset plane area, a memory in which a display control program using the position information of the knob is stored, and a processor which executes the program, and the processor controls a function in a vehicle in consideration of the position information according to movement of the knob and operation information of the knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Hoon Kim, Myung Bin Choi, Seung Hwan Lee, Sung Joon Ahn, Tae Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 11620007
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a housing and a wheel module. The housing includes an outer accommodating slot. The wheel module is detachably disposed in the outer accommodating slot. The wheel module includes a mounting base and a wheel. The mounting base has two opposite side walls, and the mounting base is located at a bottom of the outer accommodating slot. The wheel has two opposite pivots, wherein the two pivots are connected to the two side walls of the mounting base respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yu-Chih Cheng
  • Patent number: 11620599
    Abstract: An improved way of managing the labor expended on a construction project, whether a small-scale or large-scale, includes a system, program and method that will use the estimate of labor for a project as an input to the labor management system. The percent complete of the project will be a calculation of installed equipment as opposed to a perceived percent complete of the project. The calculation will be compared to the percent of labor hours used to then determine the state of the construction project. The labor management calculation will be facilitated through a user interface where the user can highlight one or more portions of the virtual project, where the one or more portions represent one or more installed units of the project, such as installed equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Armon, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian K. Moran, Michael Cassata
  • Patent number: 11620004
    Abstract: There is provided a computer mouse, in an unibody or modular form, which incorporates IoT capabilities and the flexibility to install and interchange different types of functional apparatuses and accessories, such as a monitor, microphone, sensors, and characters/figurines. This multiple application computer mouse interacts mechanically, electronically, visually and/or orally with the user or third parties. Internal and external structures house additional and/or extended electronic boards and connectors which manage, interface and/or detect the signals obtained from the functional apparatuses and/or characters installed in the hub section of this computer mouse, and receive and/or send signals to an external device, such as a computer, monitor, sensors or other devices or software installed in apparatuses of the internet cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Luis Bustamante, Camila Bustamante
  • Patent number: 11614810
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an input device. The input device includes a circuit board, a wheel, a supporting frame, a push button switch and a tilt switch. The wheel has a rotary shaft. The supporting frame includes a body, an extension arm, a first and a second supporting portion. The wheel is pivotally connected to the body by the rotary shaft. The extension arm is disposed at the side edge of the body. The first and second supporting portion are connected to the body, where the second supporting portion is disposed between the rotary shaft and the first supporting portion. The push button switch is corresponding to the body. When the wheel is pressed, the body is driven to trigger the push button switch. The tilt switch is corresponding to the extension arm. When the wheel tilts, the extension arm is driven to trigger the tilt switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: PEGATRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ming-Tse Kao, Yu-Cheng Pan, Tsung-Yueh Yu
  • Patent number: 11614807
    Abstract: A mouse device includes a casing, a key module and a stopping assembly. The key module includes a switch and a keycap. When the keycap is in a pressable state and the keycap is pressed in response to an external force, the keycap is moved toward the switch to trigger the switch. The stopping assembly is disposed within the casing and aligned with the key module. The stopping assembly includes a movable block, a push block and a stopper. While the movable block is pushed and moved in response to a pushing force, the push block is correspondingly moved. While the push block is moved, the stopper is pushed by the push block, and the stopper is moved toward a region between the keycap and the switch. When the keycap is stopped by the stopper, the keycap is switched from the pressable state to a non-pressable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventor: Shun-Biao Fan
  • Patent number: 11599197
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a housing (100), a display (102) disposed in the housing (100) and including an interface surface (112) arranged for user contact and a reference haptic (108). The interface surface (112) includes an active haptic output that provides a time-dependent haptic output and a reference haptic (108) disposed on the housing or the interface surface to provide a time-independent haptic output related to the time-dependent haptic output. The combination of active and reference haptics on an electronic device, such as a wearable display device, can convey information to a user without requiring the user to look at the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hong Z. Tan, Zhaoyuan Ma
  • Patent number: 11599207
    Abstract: A computer mouse include a base; a cover assembly releasably secured to the base and including an opening; and a rotational device disposed in the opening to rotatably secure to the base. The rotational device includes a disc-shaped external rotational member including a circular flange on one surface, the circular flange disposed through the opening to rotatably secure to the base, the circular flange having a through hole; and a disc-shaped internal rotational member partially disposed in the through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Kai Zhang
  • Patent number: 11573650
    Abstract: Disclosed are a magnetic roller damping device and an implementing method thereof. The device includes a magnetic roller and a magnetic damping mechanism. The magnetic roller includes a first multipole magnet that includes at least one pair of magnetic poles with opposite polarities. The magnetic damping mechanism uses a magnetic damping magnet or metal attractable to the first multipole magnet, the magnetic damping magnet or metal is positioned in a magnetic field of the first multipole magnet, and a distance between the magnetic damping magnet or metal and the magnetic roller is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventor: Yuanzhi Li
  • Patent number: 11567588
    Abstract: In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for a hybrid position and rate control input device comprising: a housing comprising an upper portion and a lower portion; a force-detecting sensor configured to detect a translation or rotation of the upper portion relative to the lower portion; a motion-detecting sensor within one of the upper portion and the lower portion of the housing, configured to detect motion of the housing relative to a surface; a communication interface positioned within the housing; and a processor positioned within the housing configured to select between a first translation signal from the motion-detecting sensor and a second translation signal from the force-detecting sensor; and transmit, via the communication interface to a computing device, the selected translation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Arkade, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Allan Fuchs, Joel Abraham Kort, Bob Steven Berns, Roman Boichuk
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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