Portable (i.e., Handheld, Calculator, Remote Controller) Patents (Class 345/169)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10999949
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an accessory apparatus for an electronic device having a page-turning function, an electronic device and an electronic device assembly. The accessory apparatus comprises: a protective cover, which partially or completely wraps the electronic device and directly attaches to a back of the electronic device, wherein the protective cover is connected to an outer surface of the electronic device; a page-turning button, which is configured to perform a page-turning operation; a flexible printed circuit, which is provided with a page-turning triggering component, wherein the page-turning triggering component is in contact with the page-turning button and is configured to detect a page-turning instruction in response to the page-turning operation, and wherein the page-turning instruction is transmitted to the electronic device by the flexible printed circuit and a support member, which is configured to support the flexible printed circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: ZHANGYUE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD, SHENZHEN ZHANGYUE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Chao Cheng
  • Patent number: 10990190
    Abstract: Disclosed is a touch-sensitive controller system employing a controller comprising a plurality of separate FMT sensor patterns adapted to detect a variety positions of the human hand. The controller system outputs both touch events as well as data reflective of the hand interaction with the controller. The FMT sensors may be driven by a common signal generator, and can look at body-generate crosstalk to aid in understanding the position, orientation and grip of a hand on the controller. In an embodiment, signal injection can supplement FMT sensor data. Fusion among the data transmitted and received by the plurality of FMT sensors and additional injected signals may provide improved fidelity in both touch and hand modeling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventors: Bruno Rodrigues De Araujo, David Holman, Ricardo Jorge Jota Costa, Braon Moseley
  • Patent number: 10990228
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an input device comprising a flat panel defining an array of control surfaces, a support disposed on a side of the panel, and a substantially flat film layer placed between the panel and the support defining an array of capacitive sensors, wherein each control surfaces comprises backlightable luminous surfaces and are disposed on a surface of the panel facing towards an operator, wherein each capacitive sensor forms a measuring capacitance assigned to one control surface, wherein the panel has a light-conducting layer covering the luminous surfaces, wherein a lighting means is provided for each control surface for backlighting the associated luminous surface of the control surface while transmitting light through the light-conducting layer, wherein the support forms a web which protrudes towards the panel and is connected to the panel in order to fix the film layer structure between the panel and the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PREH GMBH
    Inventors: David Heurich, Matthias Lembach, Ronald Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10983570
    Abstract: An information handling system peripheral keyboard sized to rest on an information handling display has a charging port that aligns to couple to a charging extension extending from a hinge that rotationally couples information handling system housing portions to each other. As the housing portions close around the keyboard placed on the display, the hinge extends a distance between parallel axles forcing a cover disposed over the first and second axles to expose an opening through which the charging extension extends. When the hinges open, the first and second axles bias together to close the cover opening and retract the charging extension back into the hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Jace W. Files, John Trevor Morrison
  • Patent number: 10986604
    Abstract: Distributed systems, controllers and methods for processing information from a plurality of devices are provided. A distributed system includes a plurality of devices distributed in an environment. Each device has at least a communication capability for interchanging information with others of the devices and/or with a communication system. Each of at least some of the devices has one or more sensors for acquiring sensor data related to the environment proximate to the device. At least one of the communication system or one or more of the devices is configured as a controller configured to: select a subset of devices from among the plurality of devices, receive information based on the acquired sensor data of the selected subset, and combine the received information from the selected subset to determine a characteristic of the environment proximate to one or more of the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Staton Techiya LLC
    Inventor: Steven W. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10977440
    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: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Yu Ouyang, Shumin Zhai, Xiaojun Bi
  • Patent number: 10971560
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a display device, an apparatus for testing a display device, and a method for testing a display device. A display device includes a first substrate having a display area and a non-display area defined thereon, the non-display area being on an outer side of the display area. The non-display area may include a plurality of test pads and a first dummy thin-film transistor electrically connected to the test pads. The first dummy thin-film transistor includes a dummy gate electrode, and a dummy source electrode and a dummy drain electrode insulated from the gate electrode and spaced apart from each other. A bending area is defined on the first substrate that at least partially traverses the display area and the non-display area, the bending area overlaps the first dummy thin-film transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyo Jung Kim, June Hwan Kim, Jong Woo Park, Dae Guen Choi, Jae Sik Son, Young Tae Choi
  • Patent number: 10963121
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose an information display method, an apparatus and a mobile terminal, which relate to the field of mobile terminal technologies. The method includes: receiving a press operation on a preset display content; displaying, based on the press operation, a loading bar representing a magnitude of a force value of the press operation; and loading the loading bar to a preset length when the force value of the press operation reaches a preset threshold, and parsing the preset display content. In this solution, intuitive feedback for the magnitude of the force of the press operation is made through the loading bar, so that the user can know the press process, improving the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Junren Jie, Jifeng Tan
  • Patent number: 10965980
    Abstract: Disclosed are a main image processing apparatus, a sub image processing apparatus and a control method thereof. The control method of the sub image processing apparatus includes receiving a user's touch input through the sub image processing apparatus; determining which contents correspond to a touched area where the touch input occurs; sensing change in location of the touch input; and transmitting a control command for the contents to the main image processing apparatus in response to the sensed change in the location of the touch input. With this, it is more convenient for a user to control the main image processing apparatus through the sub image processing apparatus supporting the touch input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-soo Lee, Yong-hwan Kwon, Joon-hwan Kim, Heui-jin Kwon, Jeong-yeon Lee, Victor Szilagyi
  • Patent number: 10955946
    Abstract: A pressure button for a touch-sensitive surface, a physical interface for a touch-sensitive surface, and a protection element for a touch-sensitive surface, in particular a touch screen of a terminal such as a smart phone or a tablet. The pressure button has a contact switch passing through the pressure button, from the upper surface to the lower surface of said pressure button. The contact switch is suitable for allowing interaction with a terminal via a touch-sensitive surface when the pressure button is positioned on the latter. The user can thus interact with the terminal by using a pressure button without requiring connectors for this interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Regis Esnault, Christian Gregoire, Nicolas Pellen
  • Patent number: 10915291
    Abstract: The technology described in this document can be embodied in a computer-implemented method of controlling a wearable audio device configured to provide an audio output. The method includes receiving data indicating the wearable audio device is proximate a geographic location associated with a plurality of localized audio messages, and presenting, using one or more user-interfaces, a representation of the plurality of localized audio messages. The method also includes receiving information indicative of a selection of a portion of the one or more user interfaces, and initiating playback of one or more of the plurality of localized audio messages that correspond to the selection, on the wearable audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Santiago Carvajal, Glenn Gomes-Casseres, Todd Richard Reily, John Gordon
  • Patent number: 10908708
    Abstract: In some examples, an active stylus may include a main portion and a top portion. The main portion may include a dry chamber used to store a battery. The top portion may include a wet chamber to store spare nibs. The wet chamber may be accessed to replace a damaged nib with a spare nib. When the top portion is fully mated with the main portion of the stylus, turning the top portion, in a first direction, relative to the main portion until the detent is reached and pulling the top portion from the main portion enables access to the wet chamber. Turning the top portion of the active stylus, in the first direction, relative to the main portion past the detent, until the top portion detaches from the main portion, enables access to the dry chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Mark David Menendez, Jeff Walter Wirtz
  • Patent number: 10894207
    Abstract: An example of peripheral device adds a predetermined function to a mobile device having an infrared communication function. The peripheral device includes an additional function unit, an infrared communication unit, and a support unit. The additional function unit has the predetermined function. The infrared communication unit is capable of performing infrared communication with the mobile device. The support unit detachably supports the mobile device so that a light emitting/receiving unit for infrared light of the mobile device is positioned so as to be capable of transmitting or receiving infrared light to or from the infrared communication unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuji Umezu, Yuki Taniguchi, Munetaka Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10877588
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a housing including a first plate facing a first direction and a second plate facing a second direction opposite to the first direction, a display exposed through the first plate, a first force sensor disposed inside the housing and disposed under the display, a second force sensor physically spaced apart from the first force sensor and adjacent to the second plate, a processor positioned inside the housing and electrically connected to the display, the first force sensor, and the second force sensor, and a memory electrically connected to the processor and positioned inside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong Moo Lee, Seung Min Choi, Jung Hoon Choi, Hyung Sup Byeon, Jae Hwan Lee, Jae Bong Chun
  • Patent number: 10877516
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body, a second body, a function element, and a coupling assembly. The first body has a first sleeve. The second body has a second sleeve. The function element is disposed on the first body and the second body, and two ends of the function element are respectively disposed through the first sleeve and the second sleeve. The coupling assembly is detachably connected to the function element and disposed on the first sleeve or the second sleeve. Specifically, the first body and the second body are adapted to be opened or closed relatively through the function element and the coupling assembly, and the function element is adapted to be separated from the first sleeve and the second sleeve along an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Ning Chai, Chen-Hsien Cheng, Hsien-Tang Liao, Yi-Ju Liao
  • Patent number: 10878692
    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 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sallas, Ross Gilson, Mariel Sabraw, Jonathan Palmatier
  • Patent number: 10869089
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for preventing display of blocked content may include (i) displaying, by the computing device, content to a user, (ii) receiving, from a user, an indication to block the content, (iii) adding the content to a block list, (iv) receiving, at a later time, the content to display to the user, (v) determining the content is on the block list, and (vi) in response to determining the content is on the block list, performing a security action to prevent display of the content. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NORTONLIFELOCK, INC.
    Inventor: Santhanakrishnan KC
  • Patent number: 10860510
    Abstract: A secure, remote support platform allows secure, remote device support with an edge device (101) and a trusted intermediary server resource (“trusted server”). The trusted server (113) is an endpoint for secure connections with a support application used by a remote technician and with the edge device. The secure connections carry messages with inputs, data requests, and feedback. Messages between the trusted server and support edge device are secured in a manner that allows each endpoint to validate the messages. The remote technician controls the edge device to assesses a target device connected to the edge device. The edge device presents emulated peripheral devices to the target device while capturing the target device desktop with a camera or presents remotely controlled peripherals and returns screen captures or updates of the desktop from the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Jeremy Lefebvre, Joseph Jonathan Stubbs, Gregory Thomas McMullin
  • Patent number: 10861262
    Abstract: The invention relates to a handheld transmitter having an energy store, a motion sensor for detecting a movement of the handheld transmitter, and a transmission/reception unit for establishing a wireless connection to an electrically actuable portable lock, wherein the handheld transmitter can be switched over between a manual mode in which the connection establishment can only be triggered by the actuation of an actuation element by a user and an automatic mode in which the connection establishment can be triggered by a movement of the handheld transmitter. A further subject of the invention is a locking system comprising such a handheld transmitter and an electrically actuable portable lock. The invention additionally relates to a method of unlocking an electrically actuable portable lock by means of a handheld transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: ABUS August Bremicker Soehne KG
    Inventors: Marcus Kolb, Marvin Mueller
  • Patent number: 10853015
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. An electronic device according to one embodiment can comprise: a first display for displaying first content; a second display sliding on the first display and displaying second content; and a processor configured to display at least one piece of content related to the first content and the second content on the first display and the second display according to the overlapping of the first display and the second display according to the sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Ah Kong, Yong-Yeon Lee, Yeo-Jun Yoon, Yun-Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10845887
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a key processing method and apparatus, and an apparatus for key processing. The key processing method specifically includes processing a non-triggered key in response to a triggering operation by a user on a current key in a current interface where the non-triggered key is a key in the current interface other than the current key, and outputting a processing result of the non-triggered key. The embodiments of the present disclosure not only enrich the current interface, but also enhance the feedback effectiveness and user experience during the use of the interface. Thus, the accuracy of the key operation may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING SOGOU TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Changqing Lin
  • Patent number: 10845888
    Abstract: In one embodiment of the present invention, a hybrid software application transitions between stereoscopic imaging and non-stereoscopic imaging to optimize user interactions with a three-dimensional model of a three-dimensional object. Based on user input, the hybrid software application selects an operational mode as either stereoscopic mode or non-stereoscopic mode. The hybrid software application then performs then operations on the three-dimensional model. If the operational mode is the stereoscopic mode, then the hybrid software application generates two, offset images of the three-dimensional object—an image for the right eye and a separate image for the left eye. By contrast, if the operational mode is the non-stereoscopic mode, then the hybrid software application generates a single image of the three-dimensional object that is shared by both eyes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AUTODESK, INC.
    Inventors: Tovi Grossman, George Fitzmaurice, Natalia Bogdan
  • Patent number: 10824196
    Abstract: An input/output expander for a mobile device has a communications module connectible thereto. Output display signals from the mobile device and input signals to the mobile device are relayed between the mobile device and the bi-directional projection unit by the communications module. A display output projector is connected to the communications module, and the output display signal from the mobile device is converted to a first series of light outputs corresponding to the output display signal. The expander has a virtual keyboard projector generating a second series of light outputs corresponding to a virtual keyboard key arrangement. A key input sensor with a sensing coverage area encompassing the virtual keyboard key arrangement detects user input at specific positions thereon. A key input value corresponding to a specific key of the virtual keyboard key arrangement is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BT Idea Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Thigpen, Jean-Pierre Boladian
  • Patent number: 10824809
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for matching user inputted text to stored text. The user inputted text is compared to each of the text strings stored in a database using a Levenshtein distance algorithm. For each comparison, the Levenshtein distance is analyzed to determine exact matches, non-matches, and probable matches. Probable matches are further analyzed using a keyboard distance algorithm to differentiate between matches and non-matches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Kutsch, Jessica Moran, Brian Amend, Sean Glerum
  • Patent number: 10824251
    Abstract: A method, such as a computer implemented method, of data management, wherein content utilized by a first user can be identified and information about such content can be shared to at least one additional user such that the at least one additional user can pull the identified content from the content source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Muzik Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Hardi
  • Patent number: 10817251
    Abstract: Various implementations include approaches for dynamically demonstrating device capabilities in a wearable audio device based upon detected environmental conditions. In certain cases, these approaches include initiating a demonstration using the wearable audio device to provide the user with an example of the device capabilities, based upon detected environmental conditions proximate the wearable audio device and/or a biometric state of the device user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rodrigo Sartorio Gomes, Ricardo Federico Carreras, Daniel James Buckley
  • Patent number: 10809794
    Abstract: An example method is provided in according with one implementation of the present disclosure. The method includes identifying an intention of a user of a system in relation to a three-dimensional (3D) virtual object and selecting a 3D navigation mode from a plurality of 3D navigation modes based on the identified user intention. The plurality of 3D navigation modes includes at least a model navigation mode, a simple navigation mode, a driving navigation mode, a reaching navigation mode, and a multi-touch navigation mode. The method further includes transitioning the system to the selected 3D navigation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chih Pin Hsiao, Gregory William Cook, Jishang Wei, Mithra Vankipuram, Nelson L Chang
  • Patent number: 10805662
    Abstract: A server device and method are provided for use in predictive server-side rendering of scenes based on client-side user input. The server device may include a processor and a storage device holding instructions for an application program executable by the processor to receive, at the application program, a current navigation input in a stream of navigation inputs from a client device over a network, calculate a predicted future navigation input based on the current navigation input and a current application state of the application program, render a future scene based on the predicted future navigation input to a rendering surface, and send the rendering surface to the client device over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Chiyuan Chu, Eduardo Alberto Cuervo Laffaye, Johannes Peter Kopf, Alastair Wolman, Yury Degtyarev, Kyungmin Lee, Sergey Grizan
  • Patent number: 10788889
    Abstract: A virtual reality (VR) system includes: storage device for storing gesture datasets including key points, and for storing speed groupings data records for each stored gesture dataset; tracking pucks for receiving movement data related to a user's movement in the VR environment; and one or more processors for identifying key points of the user movement within a predetermined time window by analyzing the received movement data, detecting a matched gesture of the user movement by comparing the key points of the user movement and the stored points, selecting a speed group data set for the matched gesture from the stored speed groupings data records to determine movement speed of the user within the VR application, and executing a command in the VR environment based on the verified matched gesture and movement speed of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Chad L. Godina, Katherine Boyd
  • Patent number: 10786182
    Abstract: A system and method for assessing fine motor functions based on user input patterns. The method comprises collecting raw data related to at least an interaction of a user with a computing device; computing, based on the raw data, at least one biometric attribute; generating a session pattern based on the at least one biometric attribute; and generating using the session pattern and a decision model a scale index indicating a current condition of the fine motor functionality of the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: THE JOAN AND IRWIN JACOBS TECHNION-CORNELL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yaron Levinson, Tsvi Tsadok
  • Patent number: 10782739
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a processor; a memory; a first body member; a second body member; a flexible display, wherein a first portion of the flexible display is mounted to the first body member, and wherein a second portion of the flexible display is mounted to the second body member; a shaft mounted to the second body member; a hinge coupled to the first and second body members; a first arm having a first pivot with the first body member; and a threaded coupling between the first arm and the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Davis Ou, Hsu An-Szu, Han-Wen Yeh, Mike Liu, Penyu Liao, Yao Hsu-Hong
  • Patent number: 10783529
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing negotiable economic credits through, or at the request of, a hand held device in association with a third-party provider communicative with the hand held device and/or a point of sale. At least one negotiable economic credit can be transferred from a third-party provider communicative with the hand held device to the hand held device and/or point of sale. The negotiable economic credit can be stored within a memory of the hand held device and/or point of sale for retrieval and processing at a point of sale associated with a retail establishment and/or by a hand held device. The negotiable economic credit can be associated with a security module for protecting the privacy of the negotiable economic credit. A user profile can be compiled for utilization during the retrieval of the negotiable economic credit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Rateze Remote Mgmt LLC
    Inventors: Luis M. Ortiz, Kermit D. Lopez
  • Patent number: 10776004
    Abstract: A method for providing a plurality of candidate inputs on a user device is provided. The method may include displaying a virtual keyboard in a first area of a display, receiving a text input via the keyboard, displaying the text input, and receiving a user request to enter a sentence-generating mode. The sentence-generating mode may inhibit display of the keyboard and display the candidate inputs in a second area of the display, the second area comprising the first area. The method may further include receiving a selection of one of the candidate inputs and displaying the received selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Goodsitt, Vincent Pham, Anh Truong, Mark Watson, Austin Walters
  • Patent number: 10747304
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention receive line pattern data generated by a stylus point drawing a line pattern on a touch screen surface that includes a velocity value of the stylus point relative to the touch screen surface, and a pressure value exerted by the stylus point on the touch screen surface. Aspects responsively manipulate deformable fabric thread components of an e-textile clothing garment to generate a representation of the drawn line pattern from the generated line pattern data as a linear series of sequential surface deformations that exert force upon a skin surface of a person wearing the e-textile clothing in proportion to the stylus point pressure value and trace the line pattern at a tracing velocity proportionate to the velocity value of the stylus point relative to the touch screen surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Martin G. Keen, John M. Ganci, Jr., James E. Bostick
  • Patent number: 10747404
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive touchscreen system may include a touchscreen cover layer, and a tactile structure formed in or coupled to the touchscreen cover layer and defining a non-planar surface texture (e.g., embodied as a ridge or other raised structure or a groove or other depression) that provides tactile feedback to a user's finger. In some embodiments, the tactile structure is formed from at least one material having a different dielectric constant than the touchscreen cover layer. A touchscreen display device arranged under the touchscreen cover may be configured to display a configurable graphical user interface (GUI) including a respective virtual user interface element at a location corresponding with the tactile structure. The system may include a processing unit configured to sense a touch at a location of a particular virtual user interface element, identify the particular virtual user interface element, and initiate an action associated with the virtual user interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: William J. Liddell, Samuel Brunet
  • Patent number: 10736543
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and processes for monitoring a workout and for generating improved interfaces for the same. One example user interface detects when a workout of a particular type is started and begins generating activity data related to workout metrics associated with the type of workout selected. Using determined current values for the workout metrics, the example user interface displays a pro-view display that includes indicators for the workout metrics associated with the selected workout type. The pro-view display also includes a focus indicator that highlights a selected indicator representative of a focused workout metric. The focus indicator is movable among the indicators representative of the workout metrics based on user input. Upon detection of a gesture, the example user interface transitions to a simple-view display that includes an indicator representative of the focused workout metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Will Chen, Jay Blahnik, Gary Ian Butcher, Jules K. Fennis, David Chance Graham, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 10725651
    Abstract: A Braille user interface for a Braille communication system on a touch screen-enabled electronic device with a touch screen and a touch screen-enabled interface. A user inputs a six-bit Braille character composed of raised dots and non-raised dots. Raised dot are created by a swipe in a first direction (say right) while non-raised dots may be created by a swipe in a second direction (say left). Swiping may be performed on an input area of the touch screen which is smaller than the touch screen. The user is offered an opportunity to perform a character check of entered Braille characters. A character check may include playing back the entered character and then offering the user the option of correcting that entered character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: RanjithKumar Ragavan, Mohamed Ameer Irshad Hashim, Raghul Ragavan
  • Patent number: 10719104
    Abstract: An intelligent terminal is provided, which includes a terminal body, a flexible screen mounted on the terminal body, a screen switching assembly, and a controller. The controller is configured to control retracting or expanding of the flexible screen with the screen switching assembly according to a scenario in which the intelligent terminal is currently located. The present disclosure further provides a method for controlling the intelligent terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xuan Zhang