Portable (i.e., Handheld, Calculator, Remote Controller) Patents (Class 345/169)
  • Patent number: 11915319
    Abstract: During a communication session with a caller, a representative can enter information into a claim loss reporting tool to generate a loss report associated with an insurance claim. A dialogue advisor can cause the claim loss reporting tool to suggest questions that the representative should ask, and/or actions the representative should take, during the communication session. The dialogue advisor can make such suggestions, during the communication session, based at least in part on confidence levels of simulated destination predictions that correspond with destination predictions a claim router would make according to the same information associated with the loss report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Garren King, Justin Devore, Andrew Mathes
  • Patent number: 11914807
    Abstract: Device and method for biometric recognition are provided. When first touch surface and second touch surface are in folded state, if it is determined that first touch surface faces current user, since sensing unit is provided under first touch surface, first touch surface can directly capture first contact information of user. When it is determined that second touch surface is facing current user, processing unit projects the touch recognition area and the second touch part that is currently in contact with first touch surface onto second touch surface correspondingly, user can move second touch part so that virtual second touch part on second touch surface is within virtual touch recognition area. Thus, touch recognition area of first touch surface which is facing away from user can obtain second contact information. Problems such as inconvenience of multi-fingerprint fingerprint operation of under-screen fingerprint recognition device after folding are solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: SHANGHAI HARVEST INTELLIGENCE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jiandong Huang
  • Patent number: 11910093
    Abstract: A hand-held digital camera has a touch-sensitive display screen (“touch screen”) for image preview and user control of the camera, and a user-selectable panorama mode. Upon entering panorama mode the camera superimposes upon the touch screen a horizontal rectangular bar whose width and/or height are user-adjustable by interaction with the touch screen to select a desired horizontal sweep angle. After the sweep angle is set the camera automatically captures successive horizontally overlapping images during a sweep of the device through the selected sweep angle. Subsequently the camera synthesizes a panoramic image from the successively captured images, the panoramic image having a width corresponding to the selected sweep angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Adeia Imaging LLC
    Inventors: Igor Barcovschi, George Susanu, Serghei Carateev
  • Patent number: 11907522
    Abstract: Systems, computer program products, and methods are described herein for dynamic allocation of navigation tools based on learned user interaction. The present invention is configured to generate a training dataset based on at least the information associated with the interaction of the user with the one or more GUI grids, information associated with the one or more interactions of the one or more peers with the one or more GUI grids, information associated with the user, and information associated with the one or more peers; initiate one or more machine learning algorithms on the training dataset; receive, via the user computing device, a user selection of an unseen navigation tool for placement on the GUI; and classify the unseen navigation tool using the first set of parameters to predict a placement of the unseen navigation tool in at least one of one or more GUI grids associated with the GUI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Madhumathi Rajesh, Madhusudhanan Krishnamoorthy
  • Patent number: 11902668
    Abstract: A method for decoding a 360-degree image includes: receiving a bitstream obtained by encoding a 360-degree image; generating a prediction image by making reference to syntax information obtained from the received bitstream; combining the generated prediction image with a residual image obtained by dequantizing and inverse-transforming the bitstream, so as to obtain a decoded image; and reconstructing the decoded image into a 360-degree image according to a projection format. Here, generating the prediction image includes: checking, from the syntax information, prediction mode accuracy for a current block to be decoded; determining whether the checked prediction mode accuracy corresponds to most probable mode (MPM) information obtained from the syntax information; and when the checked prediction mode accuracy does not correspond to the MPM information, reconfiguring the MPM information according to the prediction mode accuracy for the current block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: B1 INSTITUTE OF IMAGE TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Ki Baek Kim
  • Patent number: 11889014
    Abstract: A method for processing contact information includes displaying a list of contacts on a display of a wireless terminal, determining a first contact from the list of contacts in response to a selection of a user, obtaining a web log address and an online shop address of the first contact, obtaining, from a network service, a first content corresponding to the web log address and the online shop address of the first contact, and displaying the first content on a first area of the display, where the first content is dynamically updated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junjie Deng
  • Patent number: 11880237
    Abstract: A wearable device has a housing containing electronics and a band that retains the wearable device on a user's arm. Each end of the housing has an open receptacle. The band has protrusions made from an elastomeric material and includes a rigid member arranged at least partially within. The protrusions are inserted into the receptacle to attach the band to the housing. A lower portion of the housing comprises two pieces that, when assembled, provide optical baffles between adjacent optical devices such as a heart rate monitor, and windows for the optical devices to operate. A thermal conductor is retained between the two pieces and facilitates operation of a temperature sensor in the device. An antenna carrier facilitates installation of an antenna without impairing fixation of an upper portion of the housing. A compact charger clips to the housing to supply power to recharge a battery in the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Manish Avinash Mantrawadi, Douglas W. Moskowitz, Ippei Matsumoto, Michael Flynn
  • Patent number: 11880528
    Abstract: A stimulus transmission device suppresses power consumption, and effectively transmits a physical stimulus to a user. The stimulus transmission device has a pressure receiving portion which receives pressure from part of a human body, an actuator which drives the pressure receiving portion, and a supporting portion which supports the actuator. The actuator does not move in conjunction with the supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Koji Osaki, Shuichi Hirai, Natsuo Koda
  • Patent number: 11880516
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a rolling mechanism and a mouse device using the same. The rolling mechanism comprises a base, a circuit module, a roller module, an encoding element and an elastic element. The circuit module is disposed on the base. The roller module is disposed on the circuit module and movable on the base. The encoding element is disposed on the circuit module and electrically connected with the circuit module, and further connected to the roller module. The elastic element is disposed between the roller module and the encoding element, and the elastic element is propped against the roller module. The mouse device comprises a mouse body and a rolling mechanism disposed in the mouse body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignees: Silitek Electronics (Dongguan) CO., LTD., LITE-ON TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Chiung-Chih Huang
  • Patent number: 11875629
    Abstract: A wireless-networked stroller access control system includes a plurality of wireless-networked strollers, each having stroller framework for carrying a passenger, and having a set of wheels mounted on an axle. A device-level machine-readable code is displayed on a surface associated with the stroller system. A wheel brake assembly is arranged with the set of wheels and has a locked position, and an unlocked position. A manually-actuated control bar assembly is mounted on the stroller framework, arranged with respect to the wheel brake assembly, and has a locked state of operation and an unlocked state of operation. A wireless wheel-axle locking control module is arranged in wireless communication with a wireless communication infrastructure, and configured with the manually-actuated control bar assembly to control the state of operation of the manually-actuated control bar assembly and also the wheel brake assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SCOOTERBUG, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Christopher Schmidt, Wesley Edward Swogger, Thomas Dwayne Taylor, Michael Buchoff Buchoff, Sowmya Balda, Stephanie Cornelia Lutz, Marc Maxwell Barber, Kevin George Miranda
  • Patent number: 11868177
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a host, a main display, an auxiliary display, and a hinge mechanism. The auxiliary display is located between the host and the main display and includes a sliding part and a lifting part. The sliding part is slidably connected to the host. The hinge mechanism includes a first bracket, a second bracket pivotally connected to the first bracket, and a third bracket pivotally connected to the second bracket. The first bracket is secured to the host, and the second bracket is secured to the main display. The third bracket is secured to the lifting part of the auxiliary display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Chia-Bo Chen, Cheng-Nan Ling, Wu-Chen Lee, Yi-Hsuan Yang
  • Patent number: 11863697
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including: a housing; a camera module oriented in a first direction inside the housing; a camera window arranged in front of the camera module in the first direction; a cover including an opening into which the camera window is insertable, the cover coupled to the housing; and a window frame supporting the camera window and mounted on the cover. The window frame includes: a frame body including a support portion arranged in the opening and supporting the camera window, and a mounting portion extending from the support portion in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction and overlapped by the cover in the first direction; a retention member retaining a first gap between the mounting portion and the cover in the first direction; and a waterproof body configured to be elastically deformed while arranged between the mounting portion and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hoang Nguyen Van, Tri Bui Dac, Tung Dong Manh, Quy Hoang Kim, Kyoungsun Lee, Thang Ngo Van, Chien Nguyen Quoc, Thanh Tran Quoc
  • Patent number: 11861034
    Abstract: Disclosed are various computer implemented devices, methods and readable mediums for security and authentication. In one aspect there is provided a wearable device for authenticating a user, including: one or more sensors for obtaining sensor data related to movement of fingers of the user wearing the wearable device to provide authentication data; and one or more processors configured to: receive the sensor data; interpret the sensor data using one or more classifiers to determine the authentication data; and use the authentication data to access a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Arunmurthy Gurunathan, Ankit Kothari
  • Patent number: 11853120
    Abstract: A foldable terminal and a screen-on control method for the foldable terminal, where the foldable terminal includes a body, a display component, a processor, and a covering detection sensor. The body includes a first body part and a second body part that are connected in a foldable connection manner, the display component includes two display parts. The covering detection sensor is configured to detect whether the first body part is covered with a terminal protective case. The processor is configured to control a to-be-used display part to be completely or partially on when the covering detection sensor detects that the first body part is not covered with the terminal protective case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qinghao Jin, Hung-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 11836700
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, which facilitates a terminal to be used in further consideration of user's convenience. According to at least one of embodiments of the present invention, a strict authentication procedure for expense payment can be performed via a simple and convenient user interface between a mobile terminal and a terminal user. In particular, since at least one of a selection and authentication of a payment means of the mobile terminal can be performed via at least one of an aligned direction, a moving direction and a moving track of the mobile terminal, the user interface between the mobile terminal and the terminal user for the expense payment can be further simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sure Bak, Eunji Lee
  • Patent number: 11829591
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing input devices. In some embodiments, keyboards are resized. In some embodiments, visual feedback of an audio input is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Ross Edwards, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11826640
    Abstract: A hand operated game controller for controlling a game console. Multiple push buttons are arranged on the surface of the game controller. The push buttons are placed in an arrangement that approximately matches the natural position of the fingers of the user's hands. As the user presses the buttons, control signals are sent from the buttons to the game console via wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: HIT BOX, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Dustin Huffer, Shawn Huffer
  • Patent number: 11826642
    Abstract: A game controller for a mobile device, the game controller including a first handle, a second handle, a bridge, and a flat, flexible cable. The first handle is configured to contact and support a mobile device. The first handle includes a user-accessible, first hardware interface on a main body portion of the first handle that is configured to accept touch inputs. The second handle is configured to contact and support the mobile device. The second handle includes a user-accessible, second hardware interface on a main body portion of the second handle that is configured to accept touch inputs. The bridge couples the first handle to the second handle. The bridge is in sliding engagement with the first handle and the second handle. The flat, flexible cable is configured to conduct an electrical signal between the first handle and the second handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: BACKBONE LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Maneet Singh Khaira, Atsushi Shirata, Gregory Robert Cerny, Wei-Jun Wang, Jon Lake
  • Patent number: 11825202
    Abstract: An electronic device with an auxiliary illumination function and an operation method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a first body, a display screen, a light-emitting module, and a processing module. The first body has a first surface. The first surface includes a screen area and a border area, and the border area surrounds the screen area. The display screen is disposed in the screen area of the first body. The light-emitting module is disposed in the border area of the first body. The processing module is disposed in the electronic device and is coupled to the display screen and the light-emitting module. The processing module activates the light-emitting module in the border area to emit an auxiliary illumination light according to a required condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Po-Yang Chien, Hao-Jen Fang, Wei-Yi Chang, Chun-Chieh Chen, Chen-Cheng Wang, Chih-Wen Chiang
  • Patent number: 11816980
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for device pairing are described. A first device may transmit one or more codes to a second device via a first protocol. The second device may prioritize the one or more codes. After receiving the one or more codes, the devices may initiate automated pairing. After concluding the automated pairing, the devices may communicate via a second protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sallas, Ross Gilson, Mariel Sabraw, Jonathan Palmatier
  • Patent number: 11818925
    Abstract: The invention relates to: a light-emitting device which includes a first flexible substrate having a first electrode, a light-emitting layer over the first electrode, and a second electrode with a projecting portion over the light-emitting layer and a second flexible substrate having a semiconductor circuit and a third electrode electrically connected to the semiconductor circuit, in which the projecting portion of the second electrode and the third electrode are electrically connected to each other; a method for manufacturing the light-emitting device; and a cellular phone which includes a housing incorporating the light-emitting device and having a longitudinal direction and a lateral direction, in which the light-emitting device is disposed on a horn side and in an upper portion in the longitudinal direction of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaoru Hatano, Satoshi Seo, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11809704
    Abstract: Provided is a control system applied to a screen projection scenario. The system includes: a mobile phone and a display device, receiving first screen content and a target navigation function identifier sent by the mobile phone; generating, according to the target navigation function identifier, a collaboration window including a screen projection area and a navigation bar, where the navigation bar includes three virtual navigation keys; displaying the first screen content in the screen projection area; receiving a keyboard and mouse operation acting on the virtual navigation keys; generating a key instruction according to the keyboard and mouse operation, and sending the key instruction to the mobile phone, so that the mobile phone executes a navigation function according to the key instruction, and the mobile phone can adjust the first screen content to second screen content; and displaying, by the display device, the second screen content in the screen projection area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: HONOR DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hejin Gu, Siyue Niu
  • Patent number: 11811718
    Abstract: An actionable content generation system (ACGS) and a method for generating and rendering intent-based actionable content in real time are provided. The ACGS, integrated within an input interface, for example, a keyboard, detects and simultaneously analyzes one or more messages being entered by a user in an input field of a user application using the input interface in real time. The ACGS generates tokens from the message(s) and determines intent with a confidence element from the tokens in real time based on a stored mapping and a confidence computation. The ACGS generates actionable content based on the intent using campaign data. The ACGS renders at least one element containing the actionable content on a graphical user interface and/or the input interface for interaction by the user and performance of one or more recommended actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: TALENT UNLIMITED ONLINE SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventors: Rahul Prasad, Ankit Prasad
  • Patent number: 11803251
    Abstract: A split wireless keyboard for communicating with a host device includes first and second keyboard halves. Each keyboard half communicates wirelessly with the host device to communicate that a key has been depressed or released. The keyboard halves communicate wirelessly with each other to signal key status changes. The two keyboard halves alternate serving as master and slave depending upon which keyboard half has most recently detected a change of key status, and only the keyboard half designated as the master actively communicates with the host. Wireless communications among the two keyboard halves and the host may use Bluetooth short-range wireless technology protocol. One keyboard half initially pairs with the host, and then shares a wireless link key with the other keyboard half during a setup phase. A Y-shaped hardwired connection cable may be used to interconnect the two keyboard halves to the host device instead of using wireless communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: ATELIER POLYMATH LLC
    Inventor: Tarik Ansari
  • Patent number: 11803209
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel mounted on a curved surface, and driver circuits including circuit elements which are mounted on a plurality of plane surfaces provided on the back of the curved surface in a stepwise shape along the curved surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yoshiharu Hirakata
  • Patent number: 11786320
    Abstract: A foot pedal assembly for controlling a robotic surgical system. The foot pedal assembly including a foot pedal base, a foot pedal and a sensor. The foot pedal moves relative to the foot pedal base and has a contact surface extending from a distal end to a proximal end of the foot pedal. The contact surface is to come into contact with a foot of a user during use of the foot pedal assembly for controlling the robotic surgical system and the distal end is farther away from a heel of the foot than the proximal end during use of the assembly for controlling the robotic surgical system. The sensor is coupled to the contact surface of the foot pedal at a position closer to the proximal end than the distal end, and the sensor is operable to sense a target object positioned a distance over the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Verb Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Taylor Cone, Joan Savall
  • Patent number: 11789497
    Abstract: A display region of an electronic device is enlarged. Alternatively, a display region of an electronic device is protected. Alternatively, a display device for extending a display region is provided. A system includes an electronic device including a first display portion positioned on a first surface including an upper surface of a housing and a second display portion positioned on a second surface including a first side surface of the housing, and a display device including a third display portion positioned on a third surface of a support portion and a connection portion having a function of connecting with the housing and a function of reversibly changing the relative positions of the support portion and the housing between a first configuration and a second configuration. The first configuration is a configuration in which the support portion covers the first display portion such that the second display portion is visible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11789608
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a key structure applied to an electronic device the electronic device includes an OLED screen and an under-screen unit, a through-hole is provided at a preset position of the under-screen unit, and the key structure includes: a light-shielding unit disposed on a side that is of the under-screen unit and facing back from the OLED screen, and fixedly connected to the under-screen unit, the light-shielding unit contains an accommodation space with a notch, and the notch is in communication with the through-hole; a light-emitting unit disposed in the accommodation space; an optical unit disposed in the accommodation space and located between the OLED screen and the light-emitting unit, wherein light emitted by the light-emitting unit forms a preset key pattern on the OLED screen after passing through the optical unit; and a sensing unit located on one side of the light-shielding unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kaiwei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11757979
    Abstract: To regulate information exchanges, provide personal security and enhance personal privacy inside and outside a network and to regulate devices. Provided is a personal bio-data mining and pairing method of a human user to one or more communications devices capable of functioning in a network cloud environment and, where the rules governing cloud organization and communications are based in part upon a human user bio-data and real world information exchanges commonly occurring at specific geographical locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: MANNA LLC
    Inventor: James P. Raboin
  • Patent number: 11756331
    Abstract: A portable electronic device is provided. The portable electronic device includes a body, an image sensor and a main system. The image sensor continually captures a first image outside the body, detects at least one motion of a user according to the first image, and generates a control signal related to the motion. The main system receives the control signal from the image sensor and executes a function or a service corresponding to the motion according to the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Guo-Zhen Wang, Han-Chang Lin
  • Patent number: 11747227
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device. The electronic device includes a sidewall structure that forms a surface of the electronic device and that includes a key area formed on the surface of the electronic device. The electronic device also includes an internal frame that is formed inside the electronic device and faces an inner surface of the sidewall structure. The electronic device further includes a sensor assembly disposed between the internal frame and the sidewall structure, at least part of the sensor assembly is aligned with the key area. The sensor assembly includes a sensor that senses a force applied to the key area, based on displacement of an inner surface of the key area. The sensor assembly also includes a support member having one surface supported on the sensor and an opposite surface supported on the internal frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bowoong Seo, Minsoo Kim, Yongho Hwang, Jinwan An, Jiwoo Lee, Yeunwook Lim
  • Patent number: 11733789
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for selectively activating and suspending control of a graphical user interface by two or more electronic devices. A portable eyewear device includes a display projected onto at least one lens assembly and a primary touchpad through which the user may access a graphical user interface (GUI) on the display. A handheld accessory device, such as a ring, includes an auxiliary touchpad that is configured to emulate the primary touchpad. The eyewear processor temporarily suspends inputs from one touchpad when it detects an activation signal from the other touchpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Stephen Pomes, Jonathan M. Rodriguez, II, Nir Daube
  • Patent number: 11726522
    Abstract: A computing system includes an electronic device, a cover or case for the electronic device, and an input device that is slidably movable yet attached to the cover or case. By positioning the electronic device on top of the input device, rotation of the electronic device which changes its vertical viewing angle also translates the input device. These can provide improved overall possible viewing angle adjustability, increased system stability at high viewing angles, laptop-like opening and closing behavior, lighter weight, and implementation using low-cost components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santhana K. Balaji, Guangtao Zhang, John Raff, Ryan P. Brooks
  • Patent number: 11720141
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including a flexible display. The electronic device may include a first structure including a first plate, the first plate including a first surface and a second surface facing a direction opposite the first surface, a second structure including a second plate facing the second surface of the first plate and a first side wall extending from the second plate, a flexible touch screen display, and a camera device arranged between the first structure and the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungjin Kim, Gidae Kim, Jungsik Park, Hongsik Park, Hyoseok Na, Jongchul Choi
  • Patent number: 11704097
    Abstract: This disclosure discloses a method for generating a description code of a user interface, and the method includes the steps of displaying a programmable user interface having a first object and a second object; grouping the first object and the second object to form a grouping block; cutting the grouping block into a first sub-block and a second sub-block; setting the first sub-block to have a first display attribute; displaying a first attribute element on the programmable user interface; detecting whether the first attribute element is selected; changing the first display attribute to a second display attribute when it is detected that the first attribute element is selected; and generating a first description code corresponding to the first sub-block according to the second display attribute. This disclosure also discloses a system for generating a description code of a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: MIRACLE MOBILE CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Chuan Chang, So-Fong Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11706393
    Abstract: A projection-type display device includes: an operation signal detector, configured to receive an operation signal that indicates adjustment content of a projected image that was instructed by way of an operation unit; an installation state detector, configured to detect, as an installation state of the projection-type display device, a first state and a second state that is rotated 90 degrees from the first state around an axis that is parallel to an optical axis of a projection lens; and a controller that, upon detecting a signal that corresponds to a first direction by way of the operation signal detector in the first state and the second state, adjusts the projected image by causing the projected image to shift in the first direction, or adjusts the projected image by causing a correction-object site in the projected image to move in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Takuya Ueda
  • Patent number: 11676319
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to systems for enhancing a first media item through the addition of a supplemental second media item. A user may provide a request to enhance a selected media item, and in response, an enhancement system retrieves and presents a curated collection of supplemental content to be added to the media, to the user. The user may review the curated collection of supplemental content, for example by providing a tactile input to scroll through the curated collection of content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Itamar Berger, Piers George Cowburn, Avihay Assouline
  • Patent number: 11675849
    Abstract: The methods and systems described herein reorder feed items. In one example, the methods and systems store in a memory feed items in a defined sequential order for display in a feed. The methods and systems monitoring a speed of scrolling the feed items (scroll speed) on a user device. The methods and systems also determine that the scroll speed is equal or greater than a scroll threshold and in response to the determination reorder one or more of the feed items in a new order for display in the feed. The methods and systems also generate for display the one or more feed items in the feed in the new order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Radhika Dewan, Vishwas Sharadanagar Panchaksharaiah
  • Patent number: 11662903
    Abstract: In embodiments of the present invention, a virtual phone is provided which includes a touch screen mounted on an enclosure that includes a processor, memory, wireless communication port, and a power port. The virtual phone further includes a software application executing on the processor to control image display on the touch screen and emulate features of a handheld device presented in the image in response to a user touching a presented feature. The virtual phone further includes a configuration of a user-specific handheld device that is derived from the user-specific handheld device is stored in a memory that is accessible to the processor; wherein the virtual phone presents a visual representation of the user-specific handheld device on the touch screen based on the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: KCG Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Michael Kildevaeld
  • Patent number: 11662887
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to adaptive content control and display for internet media. A playback component provides for playback of media content. An input component detects user inputs during playback of the content. In response to the user inputs being detected, a menu component displays a level of a pivot menu during playback of the content. The pivot menu is displayed on top, or in front, of a portion of the content during playback, and the pivot menu can be at least partially transparent to enable consumption of the content to continue without complete obstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shivakumar Littoo Rajaraman, Stein Eldar Johnsen, Jonas Yngvesson, Jasmine Kent, Elena Kaschner, Jun Li, Matias Cudich, Thomas Robinson Purnell-Fisher
  • Patent number: 11654368
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for updating game participants. In some embodiments, the participants receive game control information via a one-way broadcast. The method selects a set of sampling participants from the set of all participants of a game. In some embodiments, the selection occurs prior to the start of the game. The method of some embodiments establishes a two-way connection between a server and each of the sampling participants. For some embodiments, the two-way connection is realtime. The method continuously maintains the two-way connection throughout the game. During each discrete game period, the method receives from a sampling participant, data for the sampling participant's game period performance. Based on the received data, the method determines the performance for the game period and broadcasts this information to a non-sampling participant. A non-sampling participant is a participant who was not selected for the set of sampling participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Winview, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Lockton, Mark K. Berner, Mark J. Micheli
  • Patent number: 11650626
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media for virtually extending a physical keyboard are disclosed. In one implementation, a non-transitory computer readable medium contains instructions that cause a processor to: receive image data representing a keyboard placed on a surface from an image sensor associated with a wearable extended reality appliance; determine that the keyboard is paired with the wearable extended reality appliance; receive an input for causing a display of a virtual controller with the keyboard; display, via the wearable extended reality appliance, the virtual controller in a first location on the surface, with original spatial orientation relative to the keyboard; detect a movement of the keyboard to a different location on the surface; and in response to the detected movement, present the virtual controller in a second location on the surface, with a subsequent spatial orientation relative to the keyboard that corresponds to the original spatial orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: MULTINARITY LTD
    Inventors: Tamir Berliner, Tomer Kahan, Orit Dolev, Oded Noam, Doron Assayas Terre, Amir Eshel, Aviv Burshtein
  • Patent number: 11644906
    Abstract: A handwriting input device having the shape of a digital pen, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a pen tip formed on one side of the pen; a light source part for irradiating coherent light to a surface around the pen tip; first and second image sensors for respectively sensing coordinate components necessary for calculating movement coordinates of the pen according to a user's handwriting input by using at least a portion of the coherent light reflected from the surface and received; and a processor for calculating the movement coordinates of the pen by using the coordinate components sensed through the first and second image sensors, wherein the first and second image sensors are disposed such that the distances between each sensor and the pen tip are the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyokune Hwang, Younghwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11645461
    Abstract: A method is provided for dictionary expansion. The method acquires an object from a user and adds the object to a set of objects previously acquired from the user that form an expandable dictionary. The method calculates a centroid based on the set. The method calculates a similarity score of each of a plurality of objects relative to the centroid for each of a plurality of object features to calculate a weighted sum of similarity scores for each of the plurality of objects. The method presents candidate objects selected among the plurality of objects based on the weighted sum. The method acquires, from the user, a preferred candidate object among the candidate objects. The method updates weights of the plurality of features to maximize the weighed sum of similarity scores for the preferred candidate object. The method expands the dictionary by adding the preferred candidate object to the expandable dictionary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kohita, Issei Yoshida, Hiroshi Kanayama, Tetsuya Nasukawa
  • Patent number: 11641502
    Abstract: Methods and systems for routing key commands received from a remote-control device are provided. The method and/or system may include receiving, at a device, a key command from the remote-control device, generating a first message that includes the key command, sending, from the device, the first message to a keystroke router, and determining, at the keystroke router, a system network controller associated with the device. Moreover, the keystroke router may send the key command to the system network controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: SONIFI SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Derin Michael Zerr, Joel Walter Zdepski, Christopher Paul Wollmann, Shaun Eugene Marko, Daniel A. Dirks, Joshua H. Pulford
  • Patent number: 11640215
    Abstract: A touchpad module includes a touch member, a base plate, a supporting element and a switch. The touch member includes a first touch region and a second touch region. The base plate is located under the touch member. The supporting element is arranged between the touch member and the base plate. The supporting element is aligned with the second touch region. The switch is arranged between the touch member and the base plate. The switch is aligned with the second touch region. When a pressing force is applied to the second touch region of the touch member, the pressing force is transmitted to the base plate through the supporting element. Consequently, the base plate is subjected to deformation. The switch is triggered in response to the deformation of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Chiang Huang, Chao-Wei Lee, Hsueh-Chao Chang, Sian-Yi Chiu
  • Patent number: 11635892
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for displaying a virtual keyboard, a virtual keyboard and a display device, and relates to a technical field of virtual keyboards. The method includes: obtaining the virtual keyboard, the virtual keyboard including a plurality of virtual key areas and a light effect display area between and/or inside the plurality of virtual key areas; and displaying the plurality of virtual key areas of the virtual keyboard and performing a light effect display in the light effect display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhongyi Wang, Minhu Fan
  • Patent number: 11627675
    Abstract: An extensible display screen apparatus includes a power supply device and a screen display device. The screen display device includes at least one screen unit and a screen support assembly, wherein the at least one screen unit is disposed on the screen support assembly and the screen support assembly is arranged to support the at least one screen unit, whereas the at least one screen support assembly can electrically connect with the screen display device through the power supply device. The power supply device is configured to provide a working power to the at least one screen unit for a mobile electronic device to communicate with the at least one screen unit, wherein the said screen unit provides additional information of the mobile electronic device while being electrically connected with the screen display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: David Eisenberg
  • Patent number: 11625143
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for sharing data includes an electronic device and a storage medium. The method includes displaying a data sharing interface. The data sharing interface includes triggering areas respectively corresponding to data sources and association areas respectively corresponding to associated devices. The method further includes in response to a pairing operation of a user between a triggering area and an association area, acquiring data from a target data source corresponding to the triggering area, and transmitting the acquired data to a target associated device corresponding to the association area such that the target associated device outputs the received data. An electronic device and a storage medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huiying Yang, Zetan Pei, Zhenzhou Lu, Jiayan Li
  • Patent number: 11625075
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a pivot assembly and a second body. The first body includes a first side and a second side, and the second side includes a groove. The pivot assembly includes a container, a first gear, a second gear and a third gear. The container includes an accommodating space and a side wall. The first gear is disposed in the accommodating space and connected to the groove. The second gear is disposed in the accommodating space, pivotally disposed at the side wall and engaged with the first gear. The third gear is disposed in the accommodating space, pivotally disposed at the side wall and engaged with the second gear. The second body is pivotally disposed at the container and connected to the third gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Chung Lai, Yung-Hsiang Chen, Shih-Wei Yang