Portable (i.e., Handheld, Calculator, Remote Controller) Patents (Class 345/169)
  • Patent number: 11438652
    Abstract: A display system includes a main display unit configured to display a video; a plurality of subordinate display units configured to display a plurality of videos, respectively; a detection unit configured to detect the number of viewers of the main display unit and the respective numbers of viewers of the plurality of subordinate display units; and a control unit. The control unit is configured to switch a video displayed on a subordinate display unit of the plurality of subordinate display units to the same video as a video displayed on the main display unit when the number of viewers of the main display unit detected by the detection unit is equal to or more than a first predetermined value and the number of viewers of the subordinate display unit is less than a second predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LTD.
    Inventor: Eifu Nezu
  • Patent number: 11435840
    Abstract: Computing devices, input devices, keyboard assemblies, and related systems include a set of conductive traces or leads configured to transfer a capacitive load from an appendage of a user or another capacitive load source from a remote location, such as on a keycap of the keyboard, to a conductive portion or electrode on the keyboard that is positioned near a touch-sensitive interface of a computing device. The capacitive load is thereby transferable through the conductive traces or leads to the touch-sensitive interface without having to directly apply the load, such as by touching a finger to the interface. This can reduce or eliminate the need for on-screen controls or keyboard interface elements in a touch screen device without having to use a more expensive and energy-draining wired or wireless connection between the computing device and a keyboard case or accessory for the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Adam T. Garelli, Senem E. Emgin, Terrence L. Van Ausdall, Antonio Clarke
  • Patent number: 11429196
    Abstract: A keyboard includes a processing resource and a memory resource storing machine-readable instructions to cause the processing resource to communicate, in response to the keyboard being in a computing device input mode, with a computing device connected to the keyboard, and communicate, in response to the keyboard being in a mobile device input mode, with a mobile device connected to the keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Anthony Kaplanis, John W. Frederick, Alexander Williams
  • Patent number: 11429152
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the disclosed system is directed to a computer-implemented method for operating a light projection technology keyboard of an Information Handling System. The computer-implemented method may include receiving electronic environmental condition data at a keyboard configuration system, and processing the electronic environmental condition data through a neural network of an adaptive configuration engine. The neural network may output one or more functions and/or visual settings to be used in configuring operation of the light projection technology keyboard. The light projection technology keyboard may be controlled based on the one or more functions and/or visual settings output by the neural network. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding computer systems, apparatus, and computer programs recorded on one or more computer storage devices, each configured to perform the actions of the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Rohan Sharma, Shubham Gupta, Rangan Basu
  • Patent number: 11430415
    Abstract: A management unit including: a demand plan generating unit that obtains control information items related to energy consuming appliances; an obtaining unit that obtains picture data items showing the appliances; a memory which stores the picture data items obtained by the obtaining unit; a selecting unit which selects a picture data item from selection candidates including the picture data items stored in the memory, based on a specified control mode; a processor that executes processing for superimposing the control information items corresponding to the appliances in the picture data item selected by the selecting unit; and an output unit which displays the picture data item with the superimposed control information item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Takayama, Yuki Waki, Yasuo Yoshimura, Tetsuya Kouda, Toshihisa Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11399534
    Abstract: A broadband ultrasonic transducer device (UTD) is disclosed that utilizes a plurality of narrow-band piezo electric elements grouped into single-frequency sub-arrays to provide a relatively simple, highly-reliable deterrent unit (DU) capable of emitting ultrasonic energy over a wide coverage area and at a sound pressure level that meets or exceeds other DU approaches. In an embodiment, the broadband UTD includes a housing portion configured to couple to a plurality of piezo sub-array plates. Each piezo sub-array plate includes a plurality of pockets or cavities to receive respective narrow-band (e.g., 1-3 kHz) piezo electro transducer elements with characteristics, e.g., geometries and material composition, that cause each to emit ultrasonic energy at a particular resonant frequency. A controller of the UTD implements a control scheme to emit ultrasonic energy in a plurality of output modes including a white noise node and a single-frequency mode for deterrence applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NRG SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas J. Nostrand, Cody Spiegel, Dale E. Williams, Junda Zhu
  • Patent number: 11379663
    Abstract: A computing device outputs a keyboard for display, receives an indication of a first gesture to select a first sequence of one or more keys, determines a set of candidate strings based in part on the first sequence of keys, and outputs for display at least one of the set of candidate strings. The computing device receives an indication of a second gesture to select a second sequence of one or more keys, and determines that characters associated with the second sequence of keys are included in a first candidate word based at least in part on the set of candidate strings, or are included in a second candidate word not based on the first sequence of keys. The computing device modifies the set of candidate strings based at least in part on the determination and outputs for display at least one of the modified candidate strings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yu Ouyang, Shumin Zhai, Xiaojun Bi
  • Patent number: 11372503
    Abstract: A touch display device and a method for touch detection are provided. The touch display device is formed by at least two spliced touch screens, and includes an obtaining module, configured to acquire report data of at least one touch screen of the touch display device, where the report data is generated by the at least one touch screen when the at least one touch screen is touched by a user; and a processing module, configured to perform coordinate conversion according to a splicing state and the report data of the touch screen sending the report data, to obtain at least one output coordinate corresponding to an entire display area of the touch display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianting Wang, Jianzi He, Boxiao Lan, Rui Guo
  • Patent number: 11357125
    Abstract: A medical device includes a hybrid circuitry assembly and a core circuitry support structure. The core circuitry support structure includes a frame defining a cavity configured to receive at least a portion of the hybrid circuitry assembly. An outer surface of the frame is shaped to correspond to an inside surface of a core assembly housing configured to enclose the hybrid circuitry assembly and the core circuitry support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean M. Bobgan, David P. Stieper, Joseph Prescott
  • Patent number: 11347322
    Abstract: A haptic keyboard of an information handling system comprising a coversheet to identify keys of the haptic keyboard, a contact foil and a piezoelectric element to receive an applied mechanical stress at a first key of the coversheet and generate an electric actuation signal. A processor executing instructions of a haptic smart typing assistance system to detect and anticipate a next letter of a word being typed and a controller to receive an instruction of the anticipated next letter and increasing force required actuate at least one key for a letter adjacent to the anticipated next letter, and to send a response haptic feedback control signal to the piezoelectric element to cause the piezoelectric element to generate a first haptic feedback at the first key if the anticipated next letter is selected and to generate a second haptic feedback if a typographical error is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Michiel Knoppert, Priyank Gajiwala, Frank van Valkenhoef
  • Patent number: 11350536
    Abstract: The display apparatus includes a display assembly. The display apparatus further includes a mounting device on which the display assembly is mounted and a rotating shaft forming the center of rotation of the display assembly. The rotating shaft is at a fixed location for the mounting device and the display assembly, respectively. The display assembly is switched between a first mode and a second mode rotated from the first mode about a rotating shaft and is changed in the height of the center of the display assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Su Choi, Chul Soon Park, Woo Sung In, Hyun Jun Jung, Jong Hee Han
  • Patent number: 11340739
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an input device and a method of producing the device. The input device includes a flat panel defining an array of control surfaces, a support disposed on a side of the panel facing away from an operator, and a flat film layer structure disposed between the flat panel and the support which defines an array of capacitive sensors; wherein each capacitive sensor forms a measuring capacitance assigned to one of the control surfaces; wherein the support forms at least one web, which protrudes towards the flat panel and connects to the flat panel to fix the film layer structure between the flat panel and the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Preh GMBH
    Inventors: David Heurich, Matthias Lembach, Ronald Schmidt
  • Patent number: 11334113
    Abstract: An aspect provides a method, including: receiving a first input from a device component indicating positional orientation of an information handling device; receiving a second input from a device component indicating that the information handling device is undergoing movement; and disabling, responsive to the first input and the second input, at least a portion of a touch input surface of the information handling device. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11314391
    Abstract: The present application provides a navigation bar controlling method and device, and relates to the field of human-computer interaction. The method includes displaying a navigation bar, the navigation bar comprising at least one virtual button; starting an application; and displaying at least one function control on the navigation bar according to the running application, wherein the at least one function control is configured to trigger at least one target function of the application. The present application dynamically adds the display of at least one function control on the navigation bar according to the running application, and the at least one function control is configured to trigger the at least one target function of the application. The navigation bar enhances the function of the navigation bar on the basis of the virtual buttons provided natively, with the entry of other functions dynamically provided by the running application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhichao Zhang, Guojun Sun
  • Patent number: 11316831
    Abstract: A node including processing circuitry configured to: generate anonymized data based at least in part on a first cryptographic key and network data, calculate a coordination vector, generate initialized data based at least in part on the anonymized data, a second cryptographic key and the coordination vector, transmit the initialized data, the random vector, a security policy and instructions to analyze n iterations of the initialized data and the security policy using the random vector and the second cryptographic key, and receive results of the analysis of the n iterations of the initialized data and the security policy using the random vector and the second cryptographic key. The analysis of an m iteration of the n iterations correspond to an analysis of the initialized data with prefix preservation where the analysis of the remaining iterations of the n iterations fail to be prefixed preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Meisam Mohammady, Yosr Jarraya, Lingyu Wang, Mourad Debbabi, Makan Pourzandi
  • Patent number: 11281330
    Abstract: One variation of a system for detecting inputs at a computing device includes: a substrate including a top layer, a bottom layer defining an array of support locations, and electrode pairs proximal the support locations; a touch sensor surface arranged over the top layer of the substrate; a set of spacers, each arranged over an electrode pair at a support location on the bottom layer of the substrate and including a force-sensitive material exhibiting variations in local bulk resistance responsive to variations in applied force; an array of spring elements coupled to the set of spacers, configured to support the substrate on a chassis, and configured to yield to displacement of the substrate downward toward the chassis responsive to forces applied to the touch sensor surface; and a controller configured to interpret forces of inputs on the touch sensor surface based on resistance values of the electrode pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sensel, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilya Daniel Rosenberg, Ninad Sathe, Eric Rosales
  • Patent number: 11275452
    Abstract: A computing device receives a response comprising one or more data sets corresponding to an identifier. The computing device identifies a first data set identifier in the response that signals the beginning of a first data set and edits the first data set to comprise a first keyboard stroke entry prefix understood by a second computing device as defining the first data set as a first particular type of data and a keyboard stroke entry suffix understood by the second computing device as defining an end of the first data set. The computing device identifies and edits a second data set. The edited first and second data sets are transmitted to the second computing device, where it processes the data sets based on the keyboard stroke entry prefixes and recognizes the end of the data sets based on the keyboard stroke entry suffix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE, LLC
    Inventors: Zachary Cancio, Brian De Vries, Parag Ladhawala, Krishna Kishore Kollipara, Curtis Steeves, Daniel Crosby, Ankit Prasad
  • Patent number: 11276418
    Abstract: Aspects of the invention include acoustic signature generation via user sentiment embedding. An example method includes an audio signal of user speech, obtaining a user context and a user state space for at least one user, generating a sentiment vector from the user context and the user state space, generating a set of sentiment signals for based on the sentiment vector, and embedding the audio signal with the set of sentiment signals to generate an embedded sentiment signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Diwesh Pandey, Arun Joseph, Shiladitya Ghosh, Shashidhar Reddy
  • Patent number: 11269307
    Abstract: A method for operating an agricultural implement is provided, which in particular is configured as an implement pulled by a tractor or a self-propelled implement. One or more machine parameters relevant for the operation are administered via at least one job computer arranged on the implement, and are preferably imaged by means of an interface on one of the at least two universal terminals connected in particular in a wireless and/or cabled manner. After some initial configuration phase dining operation, the at least one machine parameter is imaged simultaneously on the second universal terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Gustaaf Garrit Johan Van Zadelhoff, Torsten Napierala, Christoph Grothaus
  • Patent number: 11262798
    Abstract: A wearable ring-shaped electronic device having a ring portion engageable with a first finger of a user wearing the device is provided. The ring portion includes an interface, and a display unit operatively coupled with the ring portion. The display unit comprising a face that is coupled with any or a combination of a face cover and a face edge such that, upon interaction between a second finger of the user and the interface, interaction-based data is transmitted to and processed by at least one processor of the device so as to enable one or more notifications to be either displayed on any or a combination of the face cover and the face edge, or audibly notified to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Lazy Design Private Limited
    Inventor: Apoorv Shankar
  • Patent number: 11258988
    Abstract: The body-viewing camera system comprises an image capture unit and an image display unit. The image capture unit may be an imaging unit adapted to be held by a user and may be aimed at a body part by the user. The body-viewing camera system may present a still image or a video on the image display unit showing the body part selected by the user. A gooseneck tubing located on the image capture unit may extend the reach of the user and may retain an orientation of a camera within the image capture unit be established by the user such that the image capture unit may image a hidden body part to determine the presence and extent of one or more blemishes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Vivian J. Douglas Dudley
  • Patent number: 11257360
    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: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sallas, Ross Gilson, Mariel Sabraw, Jonathan Palmatier
  • Patent number: 11227356
    Abstract: In some examples, a picture display apparatus for displaying content includes an audio input unit to obtain a voice uttered by an operator; a display capable of displaying the content and displaying a content list of content capable being acquired via a network; a storage to store content list settings information and operator information related to the operator, and to store voiceprint related information related to a voiceprint of the operator; and a controller. For instance, when the controller recognizes that an uttered voice obtained by the audio input unit is a voice uttered by the operator, operator information related to whom is stored in the storage, the controller may control the display to display a content list based on the content list settings information associated with the operator information of the recognized operator. The controller may further control the display to display an indication indicating the recognized operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 11226660
    Abstract: A multiple mode display apparatus and methods of use. An apparatus includes a display surface with a first and a second display area. A housing pivotally attached with the display proximate a first edge of the housing is displaceable from a coplanar position with the surface of the display device to a position wherein an angle of at least 90 degrees between the surface of the display and the housing is formed along said first edge. In the first position, the first display area is visible and activated to receive user input or to display output. The second display area is covered by the housing and placed in a mode of reduced power consumption. In the second position, the second display area is visible and activated to display output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Nicholas W. Oakley
  • Patent number: 11221761
    Abstract: An example electronic device includes a memory for storing data related to an application; a display comprising a first area in which a first sensor of a first method is disposed, and a second area in which a second sensor of the first method and a third sensor of a second method are disposed; and a processor. The processor is configured to display on the display an object related to the application via the first area, detect a first input for the object, while the first sensor and the second sensor are activated, deactivate the first sensor and the second sensor at least on the basis of the first input, execute a specified function related to the application on the basis of a second input inputted according to the second method via the second area, while the third sensor is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sucheol Cheong, Donghyun Yeom, Hangil Song, Seungmin Choi, Myunggon Hong
  • Patent number: 11216076
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for multi-screen interaction are described. Content and objects from a first display on a first screen may be transferred to other displays on other screens using various gestures. In some embodiments, active regions on the first display correspond to various other displays, and gestures corresponding to the active regions allow content or objects on the first display to be transferred to the other displays. In some embodiments, the content may include audio content, which may be reproduced at various audio output devices selected from the first display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Vizetto Inc.
    Inventor: Avanindra Utukuri
  • Patent number: 11218667
    Abstract: An intelligent conference projection system includes a on-site master control system, and a conference system and an auxiliary system connected with the on-site master control system by signal connection. The conference system has a conference initiation module, a video communication module and an automatic incoming call projection awaking module. The auxiliary system includes a wireless transmission screen subsystem, a voice receiving and recognizing subsystem and a dual-mode touchpad subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: DALIAN CZUR TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kang Zhou
  • Patent number: 11188128
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a display subassembly including display device that visually presents information and a connector, a base subassembly including a housing having a connector recess that receives the connector of the display subassembly, and one or more processors that control presentation of the information on the display subassembly. The connector of the display subassembly is sized to be at least partially received into the connector recess of the base subassembly to connect the display subassembly with the base subassembly while allowing the display subassembly to pivot relative to the base subassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Cyan Godfrey
  • Patent number: 11158028
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for performing operations including: receiving, by a messaging application, an image captured by a front-facing camera of a computing device of a first user; displaying, by the messaging application, the image on a display screen of the computing device; receiving a request to send the image to a computing device of a second user; in response to receiving the request, generating a mirrored version of the image that was captured by the front-facing camera; and sending the mirrored version of the image to the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Guy Melamed
  • Patent number: 11136000
    Abstract: A system and method for providing access to a vehicle is provided. The system includes a plurality of capacitive sensors circumferentially spaced from one another in a circular arrangement defining a plurality of sensor nodes for receiving a touch input from a user in the form of a touch or a swipe. A controller unit is coupled to the plurality of capacitive sensors and a power source and is in communication with a plurality of vehicle systems and a latch mechanism. The controller unit detects a plurality of changes in capacitance of the plurality of capacitive sensors due to the touch input and determines whether the plurality of changes in capacitance matches a gesture sequence within a predetermined amount of time. The controller unit controls the latch mechanism in response to the communication with vehicle systems and changes in capacitance matching the gesture sequence within the predetermined amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA CLOSURES INC.
    Inventor: Francesco Cumbo
  • Patent number: 11132025
    Abstract: A method of changing screens in an apparatus including multiple touch screens and an apparatus are provided. The method includes displaying a first screen in a first touch screen; displaying a second screen in a second touch screen; detecting multiple touches in the first touch screen; detecting continuous movements of the multiple touches from the first touch screen to the second touch screen; and changing the second screen of the second touch screen in response to the continuous movements of the multiple touches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joon-Kyu Seo, Hyun-Jin Kim, Ju-Youn Lee, Min-Kyu Park
  • Patent number: 11134289
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for providing a media file. A media request is received. In response to the media request, a biometric feature of the user is obtained. The biometric feature is detected by a biometric sensing device associated with a playback device. The target media file is selected by circuitry of an apparatus from a plurality of media files identified utilizing the detected biometric feature. The target media file is provided to the playback device for playback. The present disclosure resolves a technical problem of relatively low efficiency when providing relevant media files to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Xueqiang Li, Ning Xu
  • Patent number: 11117664
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes limiting functionality of a remote controlled device during a first period of time where a user of the remote controlled device is not authenticated, receiving, from a separate authentication device, identity information of the user of the remote controlled device and information of the remote controlled device via an authentication process, authenticating the user prior to allowing full functionality of the remote controlled device, sending an indication of the identity of the user to the remote controlled device; and in response to determining during the authenticating that the user is verified as a trainee for the remote controlled device, enabling a trainer/trainee setting that allows a trainer to provide control of the remote controlled device to the trainee without functionality of the remote controlled device being limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Amisano, John F. Behnken, Jeb R. Linton, John Melchionne, David K. Wright
  • Patent number: 11122318
    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: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    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: 11110344
    Abstract: An example information processing system includes a main unit, a first controller device and a second controller device. The main unit includes a display. The first controller device is configured to be removably attached to the main unit, and the first controller device transmits first operation data representing an operation performed on the first controller device to the main unit, irrespective of whether the first controller device is attached to the main unit. The second controller device is configured to be removably attached to the main unit, and the second controller device transmits second operation data representing an operation performed on the second controller device to the main unit, irrespective of whether the second controller device is attached to the main unit. The main unit displays, on the display, an execution result of an information process based on the first and the second operation data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Koizumi, Yui Ehara, Munetaka Nishikawa, Kochi Kawai, Kenichi Mae
  • Patent number: 11102538
    Abstract: A slave relay station is adapted to serve and/or host pages comprising a simplified graphic user interface (GUI) encoded in a widely recognized format such as, for example, HTML or WML. The GUI embodies activatable links corresponding to control functions for configured appliances. A wireless phone or other device with network access and the capability to process and present such pages, for example via a Web browser, may then be utilized to effect control of such appliances by simply navigating to the network address of the slave relay station, obtaining an appropriate GUI page, and interacting with the links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Black, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 11098786
    Abstract: A vibration application mechanism including a vibratable part, a load sensor to sense a load applied to the vibratable part, a vibration generator to vibrate the vibratable part, and a controller. The controller makes a first determination as to whether a load sensed by the load sensor has equaled or exceeded a first threshold value; if the first determination is such that the sensed load has equaled or exceeded the first threshold value, the controller drives the vibration generator and makes a second determination, during a predetermined period, as to whether a load sensed by the load sensor has fallen below a second threshold value, wherein the period starts when the sensed load has equaled or exceeded the first threshold value; and if the second determination is such that the sensed load has fallen below the second threshold value during the period, the controller does not drive the vibration generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Hosiden Corporation
    Inventor: Masayuki Ikehara
  • Patent number: 11097184
    Abstract: A game controller includes a joystick that accepts end user inputs and has illumination provided at the game controller surface encircling the joystick to provide indications to an end user, such as a locally-determined game controller status or a game application end user energy state. The illumination is provided from light emitting diodes disposed within the game controller interior on a flexible printed circuit board and coupled to a base of an annular light guide by a gasket to direct illumination into the annular light guide. Non-translucent treatment at the light guide on the game controller surface defines a translucent region at which illumination is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Philip M. Seibert, Kevin M. Turchin, Enoch Chen, Gerald R. Pelissier, Christopher A. Torres, Chia Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 11062268
    Abstract: Systems and methods to present information to a user regarding favorite contacts of the user. In one embodiment, a method includes: storing a plurality of person profiles for persons referenced in communications received by a user of a computing device; selecting, using at least one processor, a set of contacts from the plurality of person profiles based on a relevancy ranking, wherein the set of contacts is selected for display to the user on the computing device; and organizing, using the at least one processor, the set of contacts into at least two time groups, each time group associated with a different time period, wherein contacts will be displayed to the user within each time group based on a relevancy ranking for each contact within the time group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Bonforte
  • Patent number: 11045727
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a processor that facilitates a performance of operations. The operations may include monitoring a triggering event during a gameplay associated with a game played by a first user, detecting the triggering event responsive to the monitoring, and responsive to the detecting of the triggering event: storing a first portion of the gameplay associated with the first user in a first storage medium, identifying a second user that is an opponent of the first user that was affected by the triggering event, and sending a message to cause a storing of a second portion of the gameplay associated with the second user in a second storage medium, wherein the first portion of the gameplay differs from the second portion of the gameplay. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventors: Jeffrey Nicholas Mahlmeister, Thane Kurt Woidan, Thomas J. Panfil, Tino Soelberg
  • Patent number: 11044796
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a display device including one or more methods for modifying the display brightness by automatically adapting to ambient lighting conditions. A light sensor may measure the ambient light. Ambient light detection may be provided without requiring an additional opening in the device housing to support such detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: William Bryson Gardner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11042254
    Abstract: A touch display device includes a substrate. The substrate includes a display area, a non-display area, a first touch area, and a non-touch area. A first touch grid is disposed within the first touch area. A second touch grid is electrically isolated from the first touch grid and disposed within the first touch area. A first wire is disposed within the non-touch area and electrically connected to the first touch grid. A second wire is disposed within the non-touch area and electrically connected to the second touch grid. The first wire and the second wire are staggered and are electrically isolated from each other. The second wire includes at least two separate conductive units and at least one bridge wire connected to the at least two separate conductive units. An insulating layer is disposed between the first wire and the second wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hao-Yu Liou, Hong-Sheng Hsieh, Yu-Sheng Chen, Jian-Cheng Chen, Ying-Shiang Huang, Chin-Lung Ting, Chung-Kuang Wei
  • Patent number: 11042265
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multitasking using touch-sensitive devices, including: displaying, by a display generation component, a first user interface of a first application; receiving a first input corresponding a request for displaying a second application with the first application in a concurrent-display configuration; displaying a second user interface of the second application and the first user interface of the first application in accordance with the concurrent-display configuration; receiving a second input; in accordance with a determination that the second input meets first criteria, replacing display of the second application with display of a third application to display the third application and the first application in accordance with the respective concurrent-display configuration; and in accordance with a determination that the second input meets second criteria that are distinct from the first criteria: maintaining display of the first application; and ceasing display of the second application
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Brandon M. Walkin, Shubham Kedia, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11036330
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to switchable input modes for external display operation. An example electronic device includes a touchscreen, at least one processor, a transmitter to transmit information to an external display, and one or more memories including instructions which, when executed, cause the at least one processor to at least, upon display of a user interface at the external display, in response to detection of a first user input received from the touchscreen, operate the touchscreen as a touchpad for interaction with the user interface presented at the external display, and in response to detection of a second user input received via the touchscreen, operate the touchscreen as a touchpad using a first setting or a second setting, the first setting corresponding to a right-handed use of the touchpad, the second setting corresponding to a left-handed use of the touchpad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xu Han, Weiwei Zhu
  • Patent number: 11036329
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, a system, and an apparatus for processing a touch sensing signal, and an electronic device. The method is applied to an operating system and includes: receiving a touch sensing signal generated by a touch sensor of a touch device; converting the touch sensing signal to a touch signal, where the touch signal at least comprises a touch position signal; sending the touch signal to the touch device; receiving the touch signal coded by the touch device and transferring to a touch driver. In implementing the embodiments of the present invention, the touch sensing signal generated by the touch sensor is converted to the touch signal by the operating system followed and returned back to the touch device, and therefore the touch device do not need to perform conversion processing, which can reduce the performance requirement on its chip and lower the cost and volume of the touch device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: GUANGZHOU SHIYUAN ELECTRONICS CO., LTD, GUANGZHOU SHIRUI ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xin He
  • Patent number: 11018713
    Abstract: Radio frequency shielding within a semiconductor package is described. In one example, a multiple chip package has a digital chip, a radio frequency chip, and an isolation layer between the digital chip and the radio frequency chip. A cover encloses the digital chip and the radio frequency chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Edmund Goetz, Bernd Memmler, Jan-Erik Mueller, Peter Baumgartner
  • Patent number: 11016528
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a pivot module, a linkage mechanism, and an input module. The pivot module is connected to the first body and the second body. The second body is pivoted on the first body through the pivot module. The linkage mechanism is disposed in the first body and is connected to the pivot module. The input module is movably disposed on the first body through the linkage mechanism. The linkage mechanism is configured to be driven by the pivot module to cause the input module to move to be close to or away from the pivot module and cause the input module to be inclined or parallel to the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Che-Hsien Lin, Che-Hsien Chu
  • Patent number: 11012372
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and a method for controlling the same are provided. The method includes executing an application; acquiring a resource configuration corresponding to the application; first identifying an external electronic apparatus from among a plurality of external electronic apparatuses based on preference information, the first identifying being in response to the resource configuration containing pre-stored information relating to the plurality of external electronic apparatuses; second identifying whether the external electronic apparatus is available; connecting to the external electronic apparatus; and sending a message regarding the application to the external electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hae-sik Jun, Won-yong Kim, Ho-sung Kim, Jae-chul Yang, Sang-gyu Lee
  • Patent number: 11009884
    Abstract: One variation of a method for calculating nominal paths for lanes within a geographic region includes: serving a digital frame of a road segment to an annotation portal; at the annotation portal, receiving insertion of a lane marker label, for a lane marker represented in the digital frame, over the digital frame; calculating a nominal path over the road segment and defining a virtual simulator environment for the road segment based on the lane marker label; during a simulation, traversing the virtual road vehicle along the nominal path within the virtual simulator environment and scanning the virtual simulator environment for collisions between the virtual road vehicle and virtual objects within the virtual simulator environment; and, in response to absence of a collision between the virtual road vehicle and virtual objects in the virtual simulator environment, updating a navigation map for the road segment with the nominal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Brody Huval, James Patrick Marion
  • Patent number: 11003207
    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: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungjin Kim, Gidae Kim, Jungsik Park, Hongsik Park, Hyoseok Na, Jongchul Choi