Stylus Patents (Class 345/179)
  • Patent number: 10318619
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a first indication output unit. The first indication output unit outputs, in a case where a second user edits a document while a first user is not editing the document, an indication for prompting a second user to input a reason for the editing after the second user finishes editing the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuji Kazama
  • Patent number: 10310731
    Abstract: A method comprising: displaying a live view image on a screen; detecting a first gesture that is performed on the screen when the live view image is displayed; and displaying a thumbnail menu on the screen together with the live view image based on a duration of the first gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-seok Song, Myung-kyu Choi, Tae-hoon Kang
  • Patent number: 10310639
    Abstract: A user input system including a stylus and an electronic device. A user may manipulate the stylus across an input surface of the electronic device and the movement may be detected using axially-aligned electric fields generated by the stylus. The stylus may also include a force-sensitive structure that can be used to estimate a force applied to the electronic device by the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aidan N. Zimmerman, Wingshan Wong, Kevin Armendariz, Nathan Bohney, Christopher Pasma, Mahmoud Amini, Brenton A. Baugh, Ryan P. Brooks
  • Patent number: 10303272
    Abstract: A touch sensitive method for simulating a stylus as a joystick, comprises: maintaining a mode parameter for recording an operating mode of the stylus; detecting, by a touch panel, a position, an axial direction and a tilt angle of the stylus with respect to the touch panel; and when the mode parameter indicates a joystick mode, converting the axial direction and the tilt angle into a first-axis tilt angle and a second-axis tilt angle and transmitting the first-axis tilt angle and the second-axis tilt angle to an application via a joystick driver, when the mode parameter indicates a stylus mode, transmitting the position to a touch sensitive driver, wherein the joystick driver, the touch sensitive driver and the application are executed under an operating system environment run by a central processing unit of a host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventor: Shun-Lung Ho
  • Patent number: 10296108
    Abstract: A pen apparatus with a pressure sensitive tip mechanism that internally generates pressure, tilt, and/or barrel rotation through the use of a multi-axis measurement scheme with simultaneous transmit, receive, and sensing driver capability operable in conjunction with a receiving system or in a relative stand-alone manner. Signaling schemes are provided for operating the pen apparatus to achieve improved function. Systems and methods are provided for operating a pen, and for operating a pen with a touch sensor system. Drive/receive circuitry and methods of driving and receiving sensor electrode signals are provided that allow digital I/O pins to be used to interface with touch sensor electrodes. This circuitry may be operated in modes to sense various combinations of signals coupled within a pen, or from outside of a pen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SIGMASENSE, LLC.
    Inventors: Patrick Troy Gray, Michael Gray
  • Patent number: 10289662
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for receiving and presenting input content. The device initially displays an input screen including a user action interface region having a first input field having a first fixed width and a fixed height. When overflowing content is detected, the first input field is replaced with at least one user interface element, and the first input field is translated and expanded to a new second position substantially non-overlapping with the first, the new input field being larger in width than the original input field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Erik Artur Greisson, Per Erik Anders Jorisch
  • Patent number: 10282039
    Abstract: A display screen, a touch pen and a display module are disclosed. The display screen includes a frame, a touch display panel, a controller and a plurality of sound wave detectors; the plurality of sound wave detectors are disposed at different positions on the frame and at the same side of frame as an operating surface of the touch display panel. Sound wave detector detects sound wave signals sent by sound wave emission sources and sends the detected sound wave signals to the controller; the touch display panel detects electromagnetic signals sent by electromagnetic generators and sends them to the controller; the controller determines actual touch positions of a plurality of touch pens on the touch display panel based on the electromagnetic signals and sound wave signals emitted by sound wave emission sources of the touch pens to achieve accurate positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yifei Zhan, Dayu Zhang, Xinchen Ma
  • Patent number: 10275051
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide an interaction method, an interaction device, and an operation stick. The interaction method comprises: determining a height of an input position in three-dimensional display content, where the input position is selected by a user by controlling contact between an operation stick and an operation panel by using a partial limb; and controlling a physical property of a first part between a first position in the operation stick and a first contact part at least according to the height, where the operation stick is in contact with the operation panel in the first position, and is in contact with the partial limb at the first contact part, and the physical property is a property that can affect a straight-line distance between the first position and the first contact part. Embodiments of the present application provide a solution for mixed reality (MR) interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lin Du
  • Patent number: 10271200
    Abstract: Approaches, techniques, and mechanisms are disclosed for provisioning wireless device profiles of a wireless computing device. In this context, a wireless device profile generally may comprise one or more network and device settings including network identifiers, network security types, network keys, and other configuration information that enables a computing device to connect to a particular wireless computer network. According one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises establishing, with a first device, a first wireless connection of a first wireless connection type; receiving, from the first device via the first wireless connection, provisioning data for establishing, with a second device, a second wireless connection of a second wireless connection type that is different than the first wireless connection type; establishing, based on the provisioning data, the second wireless connection with the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: MARS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kevin Lloyd, Chris Aiuto, Steven Eidelman, Ben Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10261604
    Abstract: A touch-sensitive display device includes a touch sensor having a plurality of touch-sensing electrodes and control logic coupled to the plurality of touch-sensing electrodes. The control logic is configured to, in a non-reference time frame and based on a spatial capacitance measurement received for a first stylus electrode of an active stylus, estimate a non-reference time frame location of the first stylus electrode relative to the plurality of touch-sensing electrodes. In a reference time frame, based on a spatial capacitance measurement received for a second stylus electrode of the active stylus, a reference time frame location of the second stylus electrode is estimated. Based on an estimated velocity of the first stylus electrode, the non-reference location of the first stylus electrode is velocity corrected to give a reference time frame location of the first stylus electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Tianzhu Qiao
  • Patent number: 10254862
    Abstract: A stylus adapted to a touch panel is provided. The stylus comprises a barrel, a driving circuit disposed inside the barrel and configured to generate a driving signal, a conductive tip disposed at an end of the barrel and electrically connected to the driving circuit to receive the driving signal, and a conductive grip disposed at the barrel and electrically isolated from the conductive tip. The conductive tip is capacitively coupled with the touch panel via the driving signal to form a first induced capacitor on the touch panel. A capacitance effect is generated between the conductive grip and the touch panel to form a second induced capacitor on the touch panel. A touch control method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Wen Lin, Hung-Yi Lin
  • Patent number: 10254858
    Abstract: The electronic devices described herein are configured to enhance user experience associated with using a pen on the touchscreens of the electronic devices. Contact of a pen on the touch screen is detected by a persistent, pen-aware shell that occupies some or all of the touch screen user interface throughout operation of the electronic device. Detected pen contact with the touch screen is captured/collected as pen input and used to perform a function of the electronic device or shared with an application such that the application may perform a function based on the pen input. A performed function or application with which to share the pen in put is selected by a user, automatically by an operating system, or a combination of the two. Automatic capture of pen input by the persistent, pen-aware shell provides an intuitive way of making use of pen/touch screen capability of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Arunabh P. Verma, Sophie A. Beland, Oluwadara Oke, William M. Geraci, II
  • Patent number: 10254861
    Abstract: The present invention provides a stylus for providing a tilt angle and an axial direction of a stylus body comprising: a first electrode at a tip of the stylus; a second electrode surrounding the first electrode; a first button; and a control module connected to the first and the second electrodes and the button, wherein the control module is configured for instructing the first electrode and the second electrode to each perform one of a plurality of modulations in each of a plurality of time periods based on the status of the first button, wherein the plurality of modulations include the following three types: instructing the first electrode to emit an electrical signal; instructing the second electrode to emit an electrical signal; and instructing both the first and the second electrodes to emit electrical signals simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: EGALAX_EMPIA TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Fu Chang, Shang-Tai Yeh
  • Patent number: 10254887
    Abstract: A display unit has a flexible display section, a detection section for detecting a deflection amount and a deflection direction of the display section, a determination section for determining a visible portion and a non-visible portion of the display section based on the deflection amount and the deflection direction, and a control section for controlling display contents of the display section. The control section either prevents an image display on the non-visible portion or displays one of a fixed image or a pre-set moving image on the non-visible portion. The display unit also includes a displacement sensor located in the same region as the display section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hironobu Abe
  • Patent number: 10254835
    Abstract: A method of operating a haptic-enabled electronic device includes detecting an input interaction between the haptic-enabled electronic device and a touchscreen-enabled electronic device selecting a vibration command in associated with the input, and vibrating the haptic-enabled electronic device in response to the vibration command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Sang Yun, Young-Soo Park, Yang-Wook Kim, Hee-Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 10248635
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a character input method and system, which may include a digital device including an input surface and an output surface. The method and system may include or perform operations including: displaying a character string using a recognition area and an insertion area of the output surface; selecting a position within the character string; displaying, in the recognition area, a part of the string ending with a first character while masking, in the insertion area, a part of the string starting with a second, succeeding character; detecting an input stroke entered manually in the insertion area; performing handwriting recognition; inserting, at the position within the string of characters, a recognised character(s); and scrolling the string in the recognition area so as to display, in the recognition area, the recognised character(s) that were inserted into the string of characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: MYSCRIPT
    Inventor: Joel Couelier
  • Patent number: 10248284
    Abstract: To prompt input and provide feedback on input to a user with an interface, inputs and graphical cursors associated with those inputs are defined. Each input may have several forms such as base, hover, engaged, completed, and error. User input is anticipated. The base form of the anticipated input cursor is displayed to prompt the user for the anticipated input. If user hover is detected that matches anticipated input, the hover form is displayed to confirm the match to the user. If user input is detected that matches anticipated input, the engaged form is displayed as confirmation. If user input is completed that matches anticipated input, the completed form is displayed as confirmation. If user hover or input does not match anticipated input, the error form is displayed to indicate mismatch. Not all cursors must have all forms, and some cursors may have multiples of some forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Atheer, Inc.
    Inventors: Sleiman Itani, Yu-Hsiang Chen, Mohamed Nabil Hajj Chehade, Allen Yang Yang
  • Patent number: 10248309
    Abstract: A method comprising: displaying a live view image on a screen; detecting a first gesture that is performed on the screen when the live view image is displayed; and displaying a thumbnail menu on the screen together with the live view image based on a duration of the first gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won-seok Song, Myung-kyu Choi, Tae-hoon Kang
  • Patent number: 10241672
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device performs character recognition based on spatial and temporal components of touch input detected on a touch-sensitive surface. In some embodiments, a device provides feedback about handwritten input and its recognition by the device. In some embodiments, a device presents a user interface for changing previously-inputted characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Howard, Ryan S. Dixon, Joshua Mc Glinn, Jonathan Lochhead, Benjamin W. Keighran, William M. Bachman, Elbert D. Chen, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Lynne Kress
  • Patent number: 10241595
    Abstract: An electronic pen is readily provided with an expanded function and remains easy to use without complicated power supply management. An electronic pen body implementing an electronic pen function is connected with an expansion device implementing a laser pointer function via a connector jack and a connector plug. A chargeable battery mounted in the electronic pen body keeps the center of gravity of the body low and is arranged to feed power to the expansion device. A control circuit of the electronic pen body suitably controls the supply of power from the battery to the expansion device in accordance with a status of use of the electronic pen body and of the battery. A switch of the expansion device is operated to emit a laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Wacom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuan-her Chiu, Ming-shen Sun, Naoto Onoda
  • Patent number: 10234966
    Abstract: An active stylus includes a body, an electrical connector operatively coupled to the body, wired connection circuitry contained within the body and electrically coupled to the electrical connector, and electrostatic circuitry contained within the body and electrically coupled to the electrical connector. The electrical connector is configured to electrically couple the active stylus with a device via a wired connection. The wired connection circuitry is configured to hold at least a portion of the electrical connector at ground when the active stylus is operating in a wired connection mode. The electrostatic circuitry is configured to transmit, via the electrical connector, one or more excitation waveforms when the active stylus is operating in an electrostatic mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Westhues, Steven N. Bathiche, Denis V. Varlamov
  • Patent number: 10228774
    Abstract: An input method of an electronic device using an input device including a drawing unit is provided. The input method includes acquiring drawing unit related information, confirming an attribute of the drawing unit based on the acquired drawing unit-related information, receiving a drawing input by an input device, to which the drawing unit is attached, using a touch panel of the electronic device, and outputting a drawing expression through the display of the electronic device in response to an attribute of the drawing unit and a drawing pattern of the drawing input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Younggyun Lee, Dooyong Park, Jaehak Lee, Eunjung Seo, Minho Kim, Gyucheol Choi
  • Patent number: 10231346
    Abstract: A display device is disclosed. The display device includes a display panel, a transparent back cover positioned at a rear of the display panel, a side frame positioned at a side of the display panel or the transparent back cover, and a cable electrically connected to the display panel and extended along the side frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Bumgi Min, Cheolsoo Kim, Mingeun Jeong
  • Patent number: 10228786
    Abstract: A mobile terminal having a stylus pen and a touch panel is provided. The mobile terminal includes a touch panel having a plurality of touch panel electrodes, and a stylus pen provided to transmit and receive an electrical signal to and from the touch panel using capacitive coupling, wherein the stylus pen includes a main body, a pen tip formed of a conductor and protruding to outside of the main body to apply a touch to the touch panel, and an LC circuit provided within the main body, configured to include an inductor and a capacitor, and electrically connected to the pen tip to generate capacitive coupling between the LC circuit an the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kihyun Jung, Hyunjai Shim, Jungjoon Lee, Masashi Hashimoto, Jinho Choi, Jeongkyo Seo, Younghwan Kim
  • Patent number: 10228779
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display, an electronic pen, a slot in which the electronic pen can be inserted in or detached from, a pen sensing module configured to sense an insertion/detachment of the electronic pen, a pen input module configured to receive an input using the electronic pen, and a processor configured to activate the pen input module while the display maintains an OFF-state when the detachment of the electronic pen is sensed within the OFF-state of the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heung Kyo Seo, Kyung Hwa Kim, Soo Jung Bae, Hee Woon Kim, Ah Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10222873
    Abstract: Provided herein are an auxiliary device and a navigation system using the auxiliary device. The auxiliary device is configured to integrate with a pen mouse. When the pen mouse is tightly combined with the auxiliary device, the auxiliary device determines to use a first cursor displacement information data provided by the pen mouse and/or a second cursor displacement information data provided by the auxiliary device as a control signal for controlling a cursor corresponding to an electronic device according to an operation mode selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Lin Chung, Chia-Fu Ke, Jr-Shen Yang, Yen-Min Chang
  • Patent number: 10222868
    Abstract: A portable device includes: a sensor configured to detect a gesture of a user carrying the portable device; a control unit configured to identify the detected gesture, determine an external device corresponding to the identified gesture based on the identified gesture, and determine an order for controlling the external device; and a communication unit configured to transmit a command signal corresponding to the order to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Raul Martinez Fernandez, Fernando Fernandez Hidalgo, Alfredo Cerezo Luna, Pablo Abelardo Martinez Andres, Debora Gomez Bertoli, Francisco Jose Calvo Fernandez
  • Patent number: 10222870
    Abstract: A wearable reminder device is provided using two different types of gestures obtained from two different types of sensors. The device outputs audio to a user but does not have a display, a keypad, or speech recognition software, therewith significantly reducing size, storage requirements and power consumption. Hence the device is suitable for use by the blind, persons with a speech impediment, visually impaired persons, and others who are unable to read small fonts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Santa Clara University
    Inventors: Radhika Grover, Jocelyn Tan
  • Patent number: 10222912
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes conducting a first signal to a first source electrode external to a touch sensor. The first source electrode is capacitively coupled to the touch sensor through a touch object. The method further includes measuring a mutual capacitance between the first source electrode and the first measuring electrode. The method further includes identifying, based at least in part on the measured mutual capacitance and using a controller of the touch sensor, the touch object touching the touch sensor at a detected touch position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Luben Hristov Hristov, Stephan Thaler
  • Patent number: 10225704
    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: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-ok Cha, Dong-woo Kim, Young-ri Kim, Ji-yeon Yoo, Ju-youn Lee
  • Patent number: 10210141
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for replacing a glyph in text displayed by an application with an alternate glyph. A glyph is selected, and the character and font of the glyph are identified. Alternate glyphs for the character in the font are then determined, and a visual indicator is displayed proximate to the glyph in the text to indicate availability of the alternate glyphs. In response to a user action associated with the glyph and/or visual indicator, the alternate glyphs are presented. A user can then select one of the alternate glyphs, and the original glyph in the text is replaced with the selected alternate glyph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Dinesh Kukreja, Reena Agrawal, Sameer Manuja, Mohammad Javed Ali, Vineet, Mrinalini Sardar
  • Patent number: 10209789
    Abstract: In some examples, a computing device may authenticate a user. The user may pair a stylus with the computing device. The stylus may include one or more buttons. After the user performs a first sequence of button presses using the buttons of the stylus, the computing device may receive a first instruction that causes the computing device to begin execution of an application. The application may receive input in response to the user manipulating the stylus on a touchscreen of the computing device. After the user performs a second sequence of button presses using the buttons of the stylus, the computing device may receive a second instruction that causes the computing device to save the input. The computing device may provide the user with access to the saved input in accordance with an access level associated with the stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Krishnakumar, Preeth K. Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10207524
    Abstract: An image recording apparatus includes a first motor, a feeding roller, a second motor, a first driven mechanism, a recorder, and a controller. The feeding roller is configured to rotate by receiving driving force from the first motor. The first driven mechanism is configured to be driven by receiving driving force from the second motor. The controller is configured to: perform a preparing operation in response to receiving first information that instructs starting image recording by the recorder; perform a driving operation of driving the second motor to drive the first driven mechanism, in response to completing the preparing operation and not receiving second information including a recording condition and printing data; and in response to receiving the second information, stop the second motor and drive the first motor to perform a feeding operation by the feeding roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Aoki, Kenji Samoto, Takahiro Kuroki
  • Patent number: 10209786
    Abstract: An imaging section receives, as detection light, the components within a wavelength band different from the wavelength band contained in projection light (image light) that is light containing a visible wavelength band. As a result, even when the detection light and the projection light are each formed of light containing a visible wavelength band, the imaging section can reliably distinguish the detection light from the projection light and therefore detect only the detection light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto Otani
  • Patent number: 10203777
    Abstract: A stylus is provided. The stylus comprises a main body and a functional part. The main body includes a first processor, a trigger coupled to the first processor, and a connection interface coupled to the first processor. The functional part includes a functional module. The functional module is detachably coupled to the connection interface. When the functional part is coupled to the connection interface, the first processor determines a function of the functional module via the connection interface. The first processor enables the functional module when the trigger is triggered. An operating method for a stylus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Hung-Yi Lin, Yi-Lun Lai
  • Patent number: 10198649
    Abstract: The electric pen device includes an optical system including a lens and an image sensor configured to convert an image signal of light that has passed through the optical system to an electrical signal. The electric pen device includes a control board configured to interact with an electronic device and a communication module configured to communicate by wire or wirelessly with the electronic device, so that an image or a picture taken by a camera is confirmed and an optical zoom is controlled from the external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sanghun Lee, Seokho Song, Dongkyun Kim, Sunghyun Nam, Younghun Sung, Seokyoon Jung, Yangho Cho, Byounglyong Choi
  • Patent number: 10191603
    Abstract: An information processing device, including: an operation input unit that allows input operations by two types of operating bodies, including an input operation performed via proximity or contact of a part of a human body, and an input operation performed via proximity or contact of a stylus-like input device; and an input control unit that controls switching between the input operation performed via proximity or contact of the part of the human body and the input operation performed via proximity or contact of the stylus-like input device, based on a separation distance between the part of the human body and/or the stylus-like input device and an operation input surface of the operation input unit, and also based on an angle between a central axis of the stylus-like input device and the operation input surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hirotaka Takahashi, Junichiro Misawa
  • Patent number: 10191460
    Abstract: A control device for a machine tool that moves a tool relative to a workpiece and/or vice versa and machines said workpiece. Said control device is provided with a display unit that displays information related to the machine tool, a first-layer generation unit that generates a first layer that contains machining information related to the machining being performed on the workpiece, and a second-layer generation unit that generates a second layer that contains an image or handwritten note related to the machining information in the first layer. The display unit displays an image consisting of the second layer superimposed onto the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rie Kawai, Hideki Heishi, Kenichi Ono
  • Patent number: 10170075
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a rotation support member; a support member configured to support the rotation support member; a rotation member movably coupled to the rotation support member; a display movably coupled to a surface of the rotation member; a driving device configured to drive the display; a memory; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to control, if input information is received, driving of the rotation member to make the display corresponding to the received input information face a first direction, control, if the display moves to face the first direction, driving the rotation member to face a second direction for identify an external object, identifying, if the display is located to face the external object in the second direction, the external object, and display information on at least one function executed in connection with the identified external object on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Mi-Hyun Jeong, Eun-Seok Kim, Do-Hyeong Park, Pyo-Je Cho, Jin-A Choe, Jin-Soo Ha, Dong-Il Son
  • Patent number: 10168831
    Abstract: There is disclosed a technique for detecting the presence of a pointing device at an interactive surface, which interactive surface is provided with an illumination field for detecting a contact point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Promethean Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Oakley
  • Patent number: 10152144
    Abstract: A position indicator includes a tubular chassis in which an opening is made on one end in an axial direction as a pen tip side and another end. A position indicator cartridge is housed in a hollow part of the chassis. The position indicator cartridge includes a core body unit having a coil that forms part of a resonant circuit that is wound partly around a bar-shaped magnetic core, part of the magnetic core around which the coil is not wound forming a pen tip part, and a tubular body unit that houses at least a capacitor that forms part of the resonant circuit. A change circuit also forms part of the resonant circuit and is configured to change a resonant frequency or a phase of the resonant circuit according to a writing pressure applied to the core body unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Wacom Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Horie, Ryoji Kamiyama, Shigeru Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10154100
    Abstract: A computing device has one or more network interface controllers (NICs). Each NIC has ports and controllers. Each port of each NIC is managed by one of the controllers of the NIC. The computing device has one or more input/output modules (IOMs). Each port of each NIC is connected to one of the IOMs. Candidate ports with which to establish a NIC teaming pair are determined for a target port, based on addresses of the ports. A selected candidate port from the candidate ports is determined, based on a priority score of each candidate port calculated based on the IOM to which the candidate port is connected, the NIC to which the candidate port is a part, and the controller that manages the candidate port. The target port is configured with the selected candidate port as the NIC teaming pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Keisuke Anzo, Yoshiroh Shimada
  • Patent number: 10152668
    Abstract: An identification badge system having an image relaying device for communicating an electronic image, a base station for communicating with the image relaying device, a readiness indicator, and a reusable badge. The badge has a housing, a colored e-paper display, a radio frequency identification tag, and a Wi-Fi transponder and related circuitry that sends radio frequency signals to Wi-Fi routers or Bluetooth beacons in the facility using the system for real-time location tracking of the badge using GPS. Backscatter can be used to encode information on the Wi-Fi signals with little or no battery energy. Tracking information can be stored apart from the badge. The base station has at least one docking receptacle for docking the badge for charging only or also for communication of the electronic image to the badge e-paper display and for erasing the image from the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: SafePass, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald James Huff, Pedro Luis Pena
  • Patent number: 10146345
    Abstract: An electronic device and a method for user track input detection are disclosed. One electronic device includes a processor having a first state and a second state. The processor consumes more power in the first state than in the second state. The electronic device also includes a track detection unit that detects a user track input. Operational information of the track detection unit is determined as the track detection unit detects the user track input, and, in response to the determined operational information of the track detection unit satisfying a predetermined condition, the processor switches from operating in the second state to operating in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventor: Bin Shi
  • Patent number: 10133368
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: accepting, at an input and display device, an ink stroke provided to an input overlay application; providing a display of the ink stroke on the input and display device; converting the ink stroke input into a converted input for an underlying application; providing the converted input to the underlying application; detecting a user input associated with the converted input; and reverting to the ink stroke on the input and display device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianbang Zhang, Steven Richard Perrin, Russell Speight VanBlon, Joshua Neil Novak, Bradley Park Strazisar, Sarah Jane E Cox, John Weldon Nicholson, Jonathan Jen-Wei Yu, Aaron Michael Stewart
  • Patent number: 10126924
    Abstract: When the user requests a contact interface, the messaging module displays a contact interface that includes multiple rows. Each row includes a contact interface element that is associated with a contact with which the user has or is exchanging messages. From the contact interface the user can request to transmit a shortcut message to a contact from a set of predefined shortcut messages. Each shortcut message is predefined in that the content to be included in the message is already set. The user indicates the shortcut message to transmit to a contact by shifting the content interface element associated with the contact in a horizontal direction. When the user ends the shifting of the contact interface element, the messaging module automatically transmits a shortcut message to the contact based on the magnitude of the shift performed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PATH MOBILE INC PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Dustin R. Mierau, Edmund Kim, Emilie Kim
  • Patent number: 10126844
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of recognizing and evaluating pen positions of an electronic pen with inertial measurement sensors during writing on a two-dimensional writing substrate, comprising: initially specifying a writing coordinate system with two axes X, Y (101, 102, 201, 202), which are orthogonal to each other, on the writing substrate (108, 205) and an axis Z (103) perpendicular to the two-dimensional writing substrate (108, 205), the X axis (101, 201) defining e.g. the predominant writing direction, and the writing substrate coordinates x, y being defined with respect to said writing coordinate system, and compensating an undesirable drift in the pen position signal of the electronic pen to be output, comprising executing in parallel a coordinate transformation of the azimuthal angle s (105, 203) and of the inclination angle y (104) of the electronic pen (100, 200, 300) into writing substrate coordinates x, y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: STABILO INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventor: Karl-Peter Kämpf
  • Patent number: 10120446
    Abstract: One embodiment of a haptic input device may include a receiver configured to receive a signal from a touch-based user interface device. The signal may include a control signal or a look-up value. The haptic input device may also include a decoder coupled to the receiver and configured to decode the signal from the touch-based user interface device, at least one sensor configured to determine at least one characteristic of the haptic input device, a controller coupled to the one or more sensors and configured to transmit a control signal, a haptic actuator coupled to the controller, and a transmitter coupled to the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aleksandar Pance, Omar Sze Leung
  • Patent number: 10120497
    Abstract: Various embodiments reduce power consumption in a mobile stylus system by selectively scanning only a subset of capacitive lines in a capacitive sensing panel when a received input is determined to be provided by a finger. When the input is determined to be from a stylus, a larger number of capacitive lines can be scanned. Thus, power savings are achieved because less capacitive lines are scanned when the input is determined to be provided by a finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Scott Patrick DeBates
  • Patent number: 10121446
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a rotation support member; a support member configured to support the rotation support member; a rotation member movably coupled to the rotation support member; a display movably coupled to a surface of the rotation member; a driving device configured to drive the display; a memory; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to control, if input information is received, driving of the rotation member to make the display corresponding to the received input information face a first direction, control, if the display moves to face the first direction, driving the rotation member to face a second direction for identify an external object, identifying, if the display is located to face the external object in the second direction, the external object, and display information on at least one function executed in connection with the identified external object on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Mi-Hyun Jeong, Eun-Seok Kim, Do-Hyeong Park, Pyo-Je Cho, Jin-A Choe, Jin-Soo Ha, Dong-Il Son