Stylus Patents (Class 345/179)
  • Patent number: 11023033
    Abstract: A display adaption method, system, and computer program product include determining an obscured area of an interface of a screen that is obscured by a user, learning a pattern of the obscured area of the screen that is obscured over a time frame, and adapting the interface of the screen to change the interface of the screen to change an interference by the user with the interface of the screen such that the obscured area is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danny Soroker, Sharon Mary Trewin
  • Patent number: 11023002
    Abstract: Systems and methods are involved with but are not limited to an apparatus including a stylus coupling assembly, which includes a stylus retention component being couplable with a stylus-shaped computer input device and also includes an engagement component being couplable with the stylus retention component and also being couplable with a computing device case portion. In addition, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: PIONEER SQUARE BRANDS, INC.
    Inventors: Megan Elizabeth Zumel Manzano, Michael Cooper Ferren, Brian Lewis Piper
  • Patent number: 11023055
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method is performed at an electronic device. The method includes in response to detecting that the stylus is proximate to the electronic device, pairing the electronic device with the stylus. The method includes in response to pairing the stylus with the electronic device: displaying, on the display, a first representation of a first gesture performed on the stylus; obtaining finger manipulation data from the stylus via the communication interface, wherein the finger manipulation data indicates a finger manipulation input received by the stylus; and in response to obtaining the finger manipulation data, displaying, on the display, a second representation of a second gesture performed on the stylus corresponding to the finger manipulation input received by the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Gemma A. Roper, Stephen O. Lemay, Arian Behzadi, Parthiban Mohanraj, Tiffany S. Jon, Robert Garcia, III
  • Patent number: 11016586
    Abstract: A method of using an active stylus and a sensor controller is provided including generally four steps. The active stylus, in response to a trigger indicative of a pen lowering operation, sends replaceable pen tip information indicating a type of a replaceable pen tip that forms a pen tip of the active stylus. The sensor controller receives the replaceable pen tip information and identifies the replaceable pen tip type of the active stylus. The active stylus repeatedly sends a data signal including a pen pressure value applied to the replaceable pen tip. The sensor controller derives a position of the active stylus based on the data signal using a position deriving method that corresponds to the replaceable pen tip information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sadao Yamamoto, Yasuo Oda, Masahiko Yamada
  • Patent number: 11016617
    Abstract: A touch sensitive processing method, comprising: selecting a detection area including N first electrodes; repeating following steps N times: designating N?1 of the first electrodes among the N first electrodes as a i-th combination, where i is a positive integer ranged from 1 to N; simultaneously applying driving signals to the first electrodes designated as the i-th combination in a first time period; and retrieving i-th period one-dimension sensing information based on sensed induced driving signals of the second electrodes; adding all of the i-th period one-dimension sensing information to generate one all-period one-dimension sensing information; and calculating a two-dimension sensing information according to the all-period one-dimension sensing information and all of the i-th period one-dimension sensing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Chang, Shang-Tai Yeh
  • Patent number: 11017536
    Abstract: A method for segmenting an image includes receiving one or more object seeds associated with one or more first object portions represented by a first image and receiving one or more background seeds associated with one or more first background portions represented by the first image. A second image representing one or more second object portions and one or more second background portions is received, wherein the first image comprises a plurality of subportions and the second image is a subportion of the plurality of subportions of the first image. The second image is processed based on the one or more object seeds and the one or more background seeds to determine the one or more second object portions and the one or more second background portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Mako Surgical Corp.
    Inventor: Ian Michael Scott
  • Patent number: 10996771
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus for controlling a touch screen is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a touch screen for sensing a signal generated by an electronic pen and displaying an image, and at least one processor configured to, in response to an object displayed on the touch screen being selected based on a first signal generated by the electronic pen, control the touch screen to obtain a search result for the selected object and provide the search result, and in response to the object displayed on the touch screen being selected based on a second signal generated by the electronic pen, control the touch screen to display a user interface (UI) for preforming a function related to the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: So-young Youn
  • Patent number: 10996809
    Abstract: A display device includes a display portion, a display driver, a touch sensing portion, and a touch driver. The display portion includes data lines, scan lines, and pixels connected to the data lines and the scan lines. The display driver provides data signals to the data lines and sequentially provides scan signals to the scan lines. The touch sensing portion includes sensing electrodes. The touch driver senses a touch input based on a change of a capacitance between the sensing electrodes and calculates a movement speed of the touch input. When the movement speed of the touch input is greater than a reference speed, a first period in which the scan signals and the data signals are provided is reduced in a frame period in which a frame image is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho Seok Son, Myoung Ho Kwon, Jeong Kug Lee
  • Patent number: 10990269
    Abstract: A data communication method executed by a system including: a stylus including a pen point electrode and a pen integrated circuit; a sensor controller; and a host processor. The data communication method includes: executing, by the stylus, transmission of a pen signal with an electric field by capacitive coupling between the pen point electrode and a sensor electrode group; reporting, by the sensor controller, a position of the stylus in an operation surface to the host processor in response to detection of the pen signal by the sensor electrode group; supplying, by the host processor, data to the sensor controller; and transmitting, by the sensor controller, the data to the stylus in a stylus detection period in which the pen signal that is detected by the sensor electrode group indicates that the stylus is present within a predetermined distance from the operation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: WACOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsukasa Nomi, Haruhiko Hisano
  • Patent number: 10990224
    Abstract: A touch detection method is performed by a controller of a touch sensor of a capacitive type including sensor electrodes. The touch detection method includes acquiring detection values at crossing positions of the sensor electrodes, each detection value corresponding to a capacitance between an indicator and the touch sensor at one of the crossing positions, acquiring a maximum value among the detection values at the crossing positions, determining a first threshold value by subtracting a subtraction value, which is a fixed value or a value that decreases as the maximum value increases, from the maximum value, and deriving a position of the indicator based on the detection values at the crossing positions with reference to the first threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Nomura, Kazuhiro Miyoshi, Sadao Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10990198
    Abstract: Embodiments are generally directed to a wireless stylus with force expression capability. An embodiment of an apparatus includes a body; a microcontroller; a force sensor to detect a pressure applied against the body of the apparatus; one or more motion sensors; and a wireless transmitter and antenna, the microcontroller to transmit force data from the force sensor and motion data from the one or more motion sensors via the wireless transmitter and antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hong W. Wong, Jiancheng Tao, Xiaoguo Liang, Wah Yiu Kwong, Cheong W. Wong
  • Patent number: 10983613
    Abstract: The present disclosure is drawn to a stylus nib, which includes a polymeric core structure having a plurality of channels formed within the polymeric core structure along a longitudinal axis thereof. The polymeric core structure can be internally lubricated or impregnated with a lubricating material. The tip portion of the nib can be shaped to interface with a drawing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven Steinmark, Jonathan D. Bassett, Lauren Domingo
  • Patent number: 10976892
    Abstract: In cases where the right mouse click operation to access a context menu is disabled, the techniques described in the disclosure may provide access to the context menu through a long click of the left mouse button. For example, the user may click and hold the left mouse button for at least a threshold period of time, and in response thereto, the user interface is updated to display the context menu. To indicate to the user how long it would take for the context menu to appear, an icon can be displayed next to the cursor, or as a part of the cursor. The icon can show the relative time left before the context menu is displayed (e.g., an elapsed and/or remaining portion of the threshold period of time, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Goldenberg
  • Patent number: 10969873
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device may include a swipeable portion with a material having a textured surface. A primary sensor may receive motion-generated data when a swipe gesture is performed on the swipeable portion and send primary data to an embedded controller (EC). The primary sensor may be mounted between two layers of vibration damping material. The EC may filter the primary data to create filtered data. The EC may determine that the filtered data satisfies one or more criteria to determine that the swipe gesture was performed. In response, the EC may perform one or more associated actions, such as determining and displaying a battery level of a battery of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L P
    Inventors: Geroncio Ong Tan, Timothy Carlyle Shaw, Tsu Yi Kuo, Ting-Chang Chang
  • Patent number: 10970936
    Abstract: Computerized systems, methods, kits, and computer-readable media storing code for implementing the methods are provided for interacting with a physical object in an augmented reality (AR) environment generated by an AR system. One such system includes: a plurality of neuromuscular sensors able to sense a plurality of neuromuscular signals from a user, and at least one computer processor. The neuromuscular sensors are arranged on one or more wearable devices worn by the user to sense the neuromuscular signals. The at least one computer processor is or are programmed to: determine, based at least in part, on the neuromuscular signals sensed by the neuromuscular sensors, information about an interaction of the user with the physical object in the AR environment generated by the AR system; and instruct the AR system to provide feedback based, at least in part, on the information about the interaction of the user with the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Osborn, Mason Remaley, Lana Awad, Adam Berenzweig, Arielle Susu-Mago, Michael Astolfi, Daniel Wetmore
  • Patent number: 10962363
    Abstract: An optical measurement system and method that utilizes a single camera in combination with a specially configured target object which significantly improves optical measuring accuracy with respect to the measurement of distance, height difference and position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonid Valerianovich Edelman
  • Patent number: 10955942
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a stylus includes a first sensor disposed proximate a first end of the stylus. The first sensor is adapted to receive a first receive signal via a first capacitive coupling with a touch sensor of a device. The first end of the stylus is at a tip-end of the stylus. The stylus also includes a second sensor disposed proximate the first end of the stylus. The second sensor is adapted to receive a second receive signal via a second capacitive coupling with the touch sensor of the device. A proximity of the first sensor to the first end of the stylus is greater than a proximity of the second sensor to the first end of the stylus. A widest portion of the first sensor has a greater width than at least a portion of the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Bell
  • Patent number: 10948992
    Abstract: A ring for identify a gesture is provided. A user wears a ring on a first finger, in which the ring has a first contact region facing a second finger adjacent to the first finger, and a second contact region facing a third finger adjacent to the first finger. The first contact region is configured to detect a touch or proximity input from the second finger, and the second contact region is configured to detect a touch or proximity input from the third finger. Each of the first and second contact regions has one or more touch or proximity sensors. The user moves the first, second, and third fingers relative to each other. In response to a first finger and hand gesture, a touch or proximity input is detected at the first contact region but not at the second contact region. In response to a second finger and hand gesture, a touch or proximity input is detected at the second contact region but not at the first contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Guiyu Bai
  • Patent number: 10949035
    Abstract: A method is carried out by a stylus, wherein the stylus is a dual stylus configured to be capable of transmitting signals pursuant to both a first system and a second system and receiving at least a signal pursuant to the first system. The dual stylus has a detection function of detecting a writing pressure applied to a stylus (pen) tip. The method includes detecting contact between the stylus and a touch surface based on the writing pressure detected by the detection function, activating a signal reception operation pursuant to the first system for a predetermined time period, and, responsive to reception of a signal pursuant to the first system in the predetermined time period, setting an operation mode of the stylus to a first operation mode, in which signals are transmitted and received pursuant to the first system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hara, Sadao Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10942642
    Abstract: Examples described herein include improved systems and methods for performing erasures and edits within a graphical user interface. A computing device can include a processor that detects skin contact with a touch-screen display of the computing device. The processor can also detect, based on the skin contact, a gesture that indicates an erasure function. Based on that determination, the processor executes the erasure function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: AirWatch LLC
    Inventor: Alok Piyush Desai
  • Patent number: 10942643
    Abstract: An active touch pen includes a pen barrel, a pen head, a pen shaft, a sleeve, a processor, a sensor and a wireless transmission assembly. The pen head is connected to the pen barrel. The pen shaft and the sleeve are respectively disposed in the pen barrel, and the pen shaft penetrates through the sleeve. The processor, the sensor and the wireless transmission assembly are respectively connected to the pen shaft. The sensor is configured to detect variation of a first pattern of the sleeve during the sleeve rotating relative to the pen barrel so as to obtain a first sensing data and transmits the first sensing data to the processor. The processor calculates rotation amount of the sleeve according to the first sensing data and transmits the rotation amount to the touch display device through the wireless transmission assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Jin-Ting Kuo
  • Patent number: 10936093
    Abstract: A position detection sensor configured to be used with a display device having a display screen with a curved portion included on an outer edge thereof. The position detection sensor includes a plurality of electrodes arranged in a detection area and configured to detect a position on the display screen pointed to by a pointer. One or more of the electrodes as arranged in the detection area conform to the curved portion of the display screen in a partly-curved contour region of the detection area corresponding to a predetermined region of the display device that includes the curved portion of the display screen. A position detection module including the display device and position detection sensor is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kobori, Naoko Kishi
  • Patent number: 10928927
    Abstract: A video interactive system includes at least one input device, a plurality of wireless positioning devices, at least one interactive device, and an image processing device. The input device provides image data. Each wireless positioning device is disposed in an operation space and transmits a positioning signal. The interactive device is paired with the input device and has a plurality of sensors for receiving the positioning signals. The interactive device is movably disposed in the operation space and generates action information corresponding to a display device. The image processing device is electrically connected to the input device and the display device. The image processing device receives the image data from the input device and outputs the image data to the display device based on the action information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ATEN International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuo-Feng Kao
  • Patent number: 10929012
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are described for generating a virtual keyboard user interface that includes a popup area for selecting alternative characters. The user interface may include a plurality of keys generated on a display, with at least one key among the plurality of keys having a first character or action associated with the at least one key. The user interface may also include a popup area displayed so as to at least partially cover the at least one key, the popup area displaying one or more alternative characters or actions to the first character or action, and a visual indicator that instructs a user that the user may move the user's finger to the left or right of the at least one key, and without any vertical movement of the user's finger, to cause an alternative character or action within the popup area to be highlighted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anna Maria Alfut, Adam Clements, Chetan Padia, Simon Francis Ransome, Scott D. Weiss
  • Patent number: 10921107
    Abstract: A lens-measuring machine includes: a table rotatable around a rotation axis; a lens holder that holds a workpiece in a form of a lens, the lens holder being placed on the table so that an optical axis of the lens becomes orthogonal to the rotation axis; a contact tip that contacts a measurement surface of the lens; an angle sensor for detecting a rotary angle of the table; a displacement detector for detecting a displacement of the contact tip; and a controller for calculating coordinates information of the measurement surface of the lens in a form of polar coordinates, whose origin is at the rotation axis, based on displacement of the contact tip for every predetermined rotary angle of the table, the controller converting the calculated polar coordinates into Cartesian coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MITUTOYO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Omori
  • Patent number: 10915194
    Abstract: A touch display panel is provided. The touch display panel includes a touch film layer and a fingerprint identification film layer. An orthographic projection of the fingerprint identification film layer on the touch film layer is located in a preset hollow region of the touch film layer. Two ends of at least one specific electrode in touch film layer are connected to a first driver chip via a signal transmission line, and the specific electrode includes a touch drive electrode and/or a touch inductive electrode, cut off by a preset hollow region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: KUNSHAN GO-VISIONOX OPTO-ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengzu Zhu, Weiguo Li, Zhihua Zhang
  • Patent number: 10911586
    Abstract: A mobile terminal is disclosed. The mobile terminal according to an embodiment of the present invention can comprise: a display unit for displaying an image; a pen mountable on or detachable from the mobile terminal, and making contact with a screen of the display unit so as to provide an input to the mobile terminal; a sensing unit for sensing the mounting or the detachment of the pen; and a control unit for controlling the display unit such that an execution image of a memo application to be controlled according to the mounting or the detachment of the pen is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngjun Kim, Eunjeong Ryu, Wonjoo Park
  • Patent number: 10908732
    Abstract: A removable electronics device for pre-fabricated sensor assemblies of interactive objects is provided. The removable electronics device includes one or more processors, a first communication interface configured to communicatively couple with one or more remote computing devices, and a second communication interface configured to communicatively couple with a plurality of pre-fabricated sensor assemblies having touch sensors with different sensor layouts. The removable electronics module can analyze, in response to being physically coupled to a first pre-fabricated sensor assembly, first touch data to detect one or more pre-defined motions based on one or more first pre-defined parameters associated with the first touch sensor. The removable electronics module can analyze, in response to being physically coupled to a second pre-fabricated sensor assembly, second touch data to detect the one or more pre-defined motions based on one or more second pre-defined parameters associated with the second touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Kishore Sundara-Rajan, Mauricio E. Gutierrez Bravo, Ivan Poupyrev, Alejandro Kauffmann, Mustafa Emre Karagozler
  • Patent number: 10901536
    Abstract: A sensor controller is provided, to be connected to a sensor electrode group configuring a surface. The sensor controller supplies a determined AC signal to one or more AC signal transmission electrodes that form part of a plurality of sensor electrodes included in the sensor electrode group, and the sensor controller transmits, from cancellation signal transmission electrode(s) different from the AC signal transmission electrodes, a cancellation signal configured to prevent a signal transmitted from the AC signal transmission electrodes from appearing in a ground terminal of a detection circuit of the stylus. The sensor controller thusly configured may facilitate preventing a situation in which the stylus cannot detect an uplink signal and facilitate preventing the uplink signal from affecting the operation of another apparatus such as a display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Kadowaki, Hideyuki Komatsu, Haruhiko Hisano
  • Patent number: 10895930
    Abstract: A message erasing device and a message erasing system, and the message erasing system includes a message erasing device and a message receiving device. The message erasing device includes a device body, a processing module, and an erasing module. The device body touches the message receiving device by a clearing unit and erases an actual message of the message receiving device, and the movable unit touches the processing module according to the clearing unit touching the message receiving device, so that the processing module generates an erasing signal to the message receiving device. The message receiving device provides a clear signal to an electronic device according to the erasing signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: WALTOP INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi-Chih Chang, Ying-Hwa Tang
  • Patent number: 10891033
    Abstract: Methods for enhancing touch selections for content are performed by systems and devices. Users apply a contact instrument such as a finger, stylus, or pen to a touch interface to select content displayed via a user interface. Different amounts of the content are selected based on the characteristics of the contact instrument application to the touch interface and displayed to the user. Additionally, selected portions of content can be expanded or reduced by altering the application of the contact instrument, such as changing pressure or orientation, and by receiving other selection modifying inputs from other input devices. Characteristics of interaction for contact instruments are determined and applied to selection commands by the systems and devices. Context information related to the content is also used in determining the scope of selections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Claes-Fredrik U. Mannby
  • Patent number: 10884592
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a display, a rotatable input mechanism, one or more processors, and memory. The electronic device displays content on the display and detects a first user input. In response to detecting the first user input, the electronic displays an enlarged view of the content that includes displaying an enlarged first portion of the content without displaying a second portion of the content. While displaying the enlarged view of the enlarged first portion of the content, in response to detecting a rotation of the rotatable input mechanism, the electronic device performs different tasks based on the operational state of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Everitt, Christopher B. Fleizach, Gregory F. Hughes, Eric T. Seymour, Eric Lance Wilson
  • Patent number: 10885655
    Abstract: Systems and methods for object measurement in accordance with aspects of the disclosure are described. One embodiment of the invention includes a system including a processor, a memory in communication with the processor, an input device, and an image capture device, wherein the processor obtains image data using the image capture device in response to input received from the input device indicating that image data should be captured, identifies a set of feature points within the obtained image data, completes the obtaining of the image data based on the set of feature points identified and in response to input received from the input device indicating that image data should no longer be captured, generates a model based on the set of feature points, measures the generated model with respect to a reference plane, and provides an indication of the measured size of the generated model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: KAYAK Software Corporation
    Inventors: Kaijian Gao, Trevor Glenn Elkins, Lauren Anne Ko, Rebecca Chen, Giorgos C. Zacharia
  • Patent number: 10885366
    Abstract: An input information management apparatus includes one or more sensors, one or more memories, and one or more processors coupled to the one or more memories and the one or more processors configured to acquire a first input and a second input detected by the one or more sensors, associate a first region related to the first input with identification information of a first user according to the second input, and store, when a third input in the first region is detected, information related to the third input in association with the identification information of the first user into the one or more memories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Iori Murakami
  • Patent number: 10877576
    Abstract: A stylus pen according to an exemplary embodiment includes: a main body; a holder that is connected to the main body and of which an opening is formed at an end thereof; a stylus tip that is formed by being partially or wholly derived in the opening of the holder, and of which at least a part has a shape of a sphere or a shape of which some area contacting a sense surface has a constant curvature; and a conductive member that is electrically connected to the stylus tip and extends to the holder and the interior of the main body. According to the exemplary embodiments of the present invention, a program caused due to tilting of the stylus pen can be solved and touch sensitivity of the stylus tip can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: HIDEEP INC.
    Inventors: Seyeob Kim, Hyoungwook Woo, Joohyun Go
  • Patent number: 10877575
    Abstract: In a multi-user, collaborative environment, an operating system state change can occur by passing a stylus pen from one user to another. Upon detecting a change of the active user, a state machine transition can result in a change in a user experience. In one example, a change in the user experience includes a change in user interface (UI) functionality. Some examples include changing color of the digital ink being displayed, changing a handwriting pattern, and automatically switching a view displayed on the user interface. The switched view can be switching from a single-user model to a multi-user model. In another example, a state machine transition can result in establishing connections between devices (e.g., phones or laptops) associated with the users that used the pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Roy H. Berger, Jr., Gregg Robert Wygonik, Hayden William McAfee, Christian Klein, Ken M. Sadahiro, Alain Philippe Maillot
  • Patent number: 10852895
    Abstract: A sensor controller is provided for use in a position detector for detecting a position of a position indicator on a touch surface. The sensor controller includes a microprocessor for outputting a value of a symbol to be sent to the position indicator. The sensor controller includes a transmitter coupled to the microprocessor for generating a transmission signal including a chip string CN1 produced by cyclically shifting a code string PNa having autocorrelation characteristics by a shift quantity based on the value of the symbol to be sent, and sending the generated transmission signal to the position indicator via the touch surface. A higher bit rate can be obtained for a given chip rate compared with the prior art in which only 1 bit can be expressed by one code string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Oda, Sadao Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10854169
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes methods and devices for generation and control of virtual displays in a virtual environment. A method includes receiving a trigger input from a user of a computing device, the computing device including a physical display that displays first content, initiating at least one virtual display based on the trigger input from the user, providing the at least one virtual display in association with the physical display, and displaying second content via the at least one virtual display in association with the first content displayed via the physical display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Marc Estruch Tena, Philipp Schoessler, Link Huang, Dane Mason, Sergio Perdices-Gonzalez, Brian Harms
  • Patent number: 10852901
    Abstract: An interactive display system, according to particular embodiments, comprises: (1) one or more interactive display devices, which may, for example, include any suitable interactive display device; and (2) one or more connected computing devices operatively coupled to the one or more interactive display devices (e.g., via any suitable wireless and/or wired connection). In some embodiments, the one or more interactive display devices are configured to display data (e.g., video data, image data, etc.) from the one or more connected computing devices on at least a portion of a display screen of the one or more interactive display devices. In particular embodiments, the one or more interactive display devices are configured to modify a user interface position based on one or more user characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Promethean Limited
    Inventor: Jerome Healy
  • Patent number: 10846477
    Abstract: Provided is a device including a memory storing information about sequences of a plurality of registered words; an input unit comprising input circuitry configured to receive an input of a text comprising a first eojeol not belonging to the plurality of registered words, wherein, in the first eojeol, a first word is attached to a first registered word that belongs to the plurality of registered words; and a controller configured to detect the first registered word from the first eojeol, to determine a predicted eojeol to be input after the text, based on the information about the sequences of the plurality of registered words and the detected first registered word and to control a display to display the predicted eojeol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hae-jun Lee, Seung-hak Yu
  • Patent number: 10838522
    Abstract: The present application provides a method and apparatus for signal transmission, and a method and apparatus for signal reception, where the method for signal transmission is applied to an active stylus, including: phase encoding information to be transmitted using a preset phase signal, to obtain an encoded signal; and transmitting a stylus tip signal, where the stylus tip signal comprises the encoded signal. The present application can increase amount of information transmitted between the active stylus and a touch control screen in a limited duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong Jiang, Guanjun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10827053
    Abstract: A message projecting device is provided. The device comprises a lens, an optical display having light-modulating capability, a light source, a communication port and circuitry coupled to the communication port and optical display. Light generated by the light source can be directed through the optical display and lens. A communication port can be configured to electronically couple the projecting device to a nearby electronic device. A communication signal received by the electronic device can be relayed to the message projector and be received by the communication port, Information carried on the communication signal can be recovered and conveyed to the optical display via the circuitry. A virtual image embodying the information can be generated by the optical display and projected through the lens onto a nearby display surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Metropolitan Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Kochan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10820168
    Abstract: A mobile communication terminal and a method of recommending an application or content by providing information regarding a terminal status obtained by the mobile communication terminal when a connection device is connected to the mobile communication terminal without having to look for the application or content. The mobile communication terminal includes a connection status determining unit which determines a connection status of a connection device and the mobile communication terminal, a terminal status storage unit which stores information regarding a terminal status of the mobile communication terminal; and a recommended target executing unit which determines a recommended application based on the connection status and the information regarding the terminal status of the mobile communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-ok Cha, Dong-woo Kim, Young-ri Kim, Ji-yeon Yoo, Ju-youn Lee
  • Patent number: 10817124
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes a touch-enabled display, a processor, and a memory accessible to the processor. The memory bears instructions executable by the processor to determine that an input device is within a proximity to the touch-enabled display, and in response to the determination and without supplemental input from a person, present on the touch-enabled display a user interface (UI) for providing input to the first device at least in part based on manipulation of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Scott Edwards Kelso, John Weldon Nicholson, Steven Richard Perrin, Jian Li
  • Patent number: 10809828
    Abstract: An interactive drawing tablet is provided having a housing and at least one surface on which printed media is mounted. A delivery device is electrically coupled to the interactive drawing tablet and is configured to hold a writing implement. An array of emitters are embedded in the surface and configured to emit signals. The delivery device is configured to receive the signals from the emitters when the delivery device is brought into proximity to the individual emitters and thereby determine a location on the printed media. The interactive drawing tablet is equipped with a speaker for emitting audio media to the user of the tablet. The interactive drawing tablet provides a user with instructions as to actions that should be taken with respect to the printed media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Weiss
  • Patent number: 10809822
    Abstract: An example touch pen attachment is attachable to a game controller including a controller-side slide portion. The touch pen attachment includes a housing, an attachment-side slide portion, a stopper portion, and a touch pen portion. The attachment-side slide portion is configured to slidably engage with the controller-side slide portion in a slide direction, wherein the attachment-side slide portion has a first side and a second side with respect to the slide direction, and the controller-side slide portion is insertable into the attachment-side slide portion from the first side. The stopper portion stops a slide movement, in an insertion direction, of the controller-side slide portion. The touch pen portion is on at least one of an end portion of the housing on the first side in the slide direction and another end portion thereof on the second side in the slide direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Akama, Junichiro Miyatake
  • Patent number: 10806227
    Abstract: The improved cell phone case comprises a phone case and a stylus. The phone case may cover and protect a smart device. The stylus may be operable to mark on a touch screen of the smart device. The phone case may comprise a stylus holder for carrying the stylus. The stylus may be communicatively coupled to the smart device via a wireless link. The stylus may comprise a microphone and a speaker and may be operable as a remote handset for the smart device both when the stylus is coupled to the phone case via the stylus holder and when the stylus is removed from the stylus holder. The stylus may be held next to a head of a user so that the user may hear call audio from the speaker and the smart device may pick up user's speech via the microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Randy Medeiros
  • Patent number: 10802609
    Abstract: A real handwriting stylus and a touch device, including: a stylus shell and a battery, stylus system circuit, touch pressure sensitive components and touch module inside the shell, the components including: a nib, nib touch switch and nib pressure inductor; the circuit including: a charging circuit, power control and shutdown delay circuit, power voltage conversion circuit, function keys, RF modulating and RF transceiver circuit and a signal generating circuit; the RF circuit connects with the inductor and function keys, acquiring the nib pressure, function key, and RF modulation signals; the RF circuit can receive frequency hopping command RF signals of the touch component, then output frequency-hopping signals to the signal generating circuit, acquiring the frequency-hopping signals to proceed frequency hopping operation, therefore the stylus and the touch device have very strong anti-interference features, and the real handwriting written effects, the function keys can define any shortcut keys on external
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG ZONGHUA TOUCH CONTROL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Bangzi Xi, Dezhong Zhu
  • Patent number: 10795460
    Abstract: An input device for providing input to a computing device. The input device includes a body, a visual element, and a processing element in communication with the visual element. The processing element dynamically changes a graphic displayed by the visual element to correspond to presentation data corresponding to the input device as presented to the computing device. The dynamic changes in the graphic provide indication to a user regarding the current state of the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher J. Stringer
  • Patent number: 10788977
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying information on a transparent display device includes receiving a touch input for selecting an object displayed on a screen of an external device that is viewable through a screen of the transparent display device, requesting the external device for information related to the object, receiving the information related to the object from the external device, and displaying the received information on the screen of the transparent display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-soo Lee, Kyung-a Kang