Integrated With Other Device Patents (Class 455/556.1)
  • Patent number: 11178267
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for managing accessibility features for mobile devices are described. Accessibility features may facilitate a user to interface with his/her mobile device and may be referred to as user-interface parameters configured to generate output or to receive input. The mobile device may generate an accessibility icon corresponding to one or more user-interface parameters selected by the user. The mobile device may also store a set of values provided by the user, where individual values correspond to individual user-interface parameters. Subsequently, the mobile device displays the accessibility icon such that the user may actuate the accessibility icon to adjust the user-interface parameters based on the values. Further, the user-interface parameters may be adjusted to more than one set of values. The mobile device may generate multiple accessibility icons that each correspond to different collections of the user-interface parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Claudia A. Delaney, Bhumika Chhabra, Madison E. Wale, Elsie de la Garza Villarreal
  • Patent number: 11170527
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a camera (imaging unit), a sensor, a display (display unit), and a controller. The controller measures, on the basis of a captured image captured by the camera, size information related to at least a portion of a particular subject included in the captured image and causes an overlay image to be displayed on the display. The overlay image is yielded by overlaying both the size information and sensor information based on a detection result of the sensor on the captured image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Tano, Keisuke Okawa, Ryota Nakazawa, Naoyuki Tamai
  • Patent number: 11170758
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing notifications without breaking media immersion. A notification delivery application receives notification data while a media device provides a media asset. In response to receiving the notification data while the media device provides the media asset, the notification delivery application generates a voice model based on a voice detected in the media asset. The notification delivery application converts the notification data to synthesized speech using the voice model and generates, by the media device, the synthesized speech for output at an appropriate point in the media asset based on contextual features of the media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Makam Gupta, Prateek Varshney, Madhusudhan Seetharam, Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Harshith Kumar Gejjegondanahally Sreekanth
  • Patent number: 11172109
    Abstract: To provide a light-emitting device whose amount of light can be adjusted, or the like. The amount of light emitted from the light-emitting device can be adjusted by controlling the magnitude of the constant current pulse by a control signal. Specifically, the light-emitting device includes a constant current supply configured to be supplied with a control signal and a control pulse signal and configured to supply a constant current pulse; a control device configured to supply the control signal; a driver circuit configured to supply the control pulse signal; and a light-emitting panel configured to be supplied with the constant current pulse. The control signal is a signal for controlling the magnitude of the constant current pulse. The light-emitting panel includes a light-emitting element. The current density of the light-emitting element is greater than or equal to 10 mA/cm2 and less than or equal to 1000 mA/cm2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Daiki Nakamura, Nobuharu Ohsawa, Hisao Ikeda, Akihiro Kaita, Shunpei Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 11165491
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer-readable media, for location management for satellite systems. In some implementations, a controller of a satellite network system receives location data from a user terminal and registers the user terminal in a mobility area with a core network. The controller updates a mapping between satellite beams and mobility areas as the satellite beams move along the ground with respect to the mobility areas, then uses the updated mapping to communicate with the user terminal using an appropriate satellite beam. In some implementations, a controller of a satellite network system determines a mapping of satellite beams to mobility areas, and broadcasts, for each of multiple satellite beams, a message indicating (i) a set of mobility areas that are at least partially covered by the satellite beam and (ii) an indication of boundaries of the mobility areas in the set of mobility areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Arur, Channasandra Ravishankar
  • Patent number: 11165937
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electromagnetic interference control method, an electronic device and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium. The method includes detecting whether a camera of the electronic device is activated, responsive to detecting that the electronic device receives a voice communication service; detecting whether electromagnetic interference occurs between the camera and a radio frequency system of the electronic device, responsive to detecting that the camera is activated; if yes, responsive to determining that the currently activated primary antenna is a first antenna, sending a first preset instruction to a modem by an application processor; and receiving the first preset instruction by the modem for switching the activated antenna from the first antenna to a second antenna and fix. Based on the method, the interference of a radio frequency system on a mobile phone camera is reduced, camera screen crash or jam is reduced, and imaging quality is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Xunfeng Wang, Kai Tang, Zhengpeng Tan
  • Patent number: 11144798
    Abstract: A method of analysing an image the image transmitted from a local image acquisition device to a local image processor; the local image processor processing the image locally in order to define at least one context descriptor relevant to a scene contained in the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: V7 LTD.
    Inventors: Alberto Rizzoli, Simon Edwardsson
  • Patent number: 11140274
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for connecting a device to subscriptions and cellular billing plans of separate users and for managing the concurrent use of the device by the separate users. A computer-implemented method comprises enrolling a device in a cellular subscription and billing plan of a user. The enrollment includes providing an identifier for the device to a cellular subscription, effectively adding the device to the cellular subscription and billing plan selected by the user. The method and system allows the user to use capabilities of the device as governed by the cellular subscription and an associated billing plan as selected by that user, while the device is also available for use by another user via another cellular billing plan, as selected by that user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Drew S. Johnson, Robert B. Fultz, Steven A. Millstein, Dae Seong Kim, John Molise
  • Patent number: 11138434
    Abstract: An electronic device according to an embodiment may include: a camera module; a display; and a processor, wherein the processor may be configured to: obtain a preview image corresponding to an external object using the camera module; determine attributes of the external object, based on the obtained preview image; synthesize the preview image with a virtual character image, based on the attributes of the external object; and output the synthesized preview image through the display. Other embodiments may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wooyong Lee, Seunghyup Baik, Chanmin Park, Hyejin Kang, Jungeun Lee
  • Patent number: 11129597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an adaptive medical image transmission device and method which consider communication state and residual power. The adaptive medical image transmission method induces an image receiving device to post-process a result of medical image processing performed by a medical image transmission device by: receiving medical image data by means of a probe; sensing communication throughput indicative of a communication state between the image transmission device and the image receiving device; variably determining a data rate required to transmit data on the basis of a preset data rate based on the sensed communication throughput; performing medical image processing by selecting a signal path which satisfies the determined data rate with respect to the medical image data; and transmitting the result of the medical image processing to the image receiving device according to the determined data rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SOGANG UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Tai-Kyong Song, Woo Kyu Kong, Sun Mi Yeo, Gi-Duck Kim, Jaejin Lee, Jeeun Kang, Jong Ho Park, Yeongnam Lee
  • Patent number: 11115518
    Abstract: A terminal includes a processor, a memory, and an input device. A display screen with an irregular shape and a front panel component disposed on a same layer as the display screen are disposed on a front panel of the terminal. The display screen includes a target region and a main display region, the main display region is a complete rectangular region on the display screen, the target region is an irregular region other than the main display region on the display screen, a gap formed by the irregular region is a reserved region, and the front panel component is disposed in the reserved region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoxiao Chen, Yanyan Mao, Hao Wu, Qing Wang, Hui Yi, Weiching Chung, Bing Li
  • Patent number: 11114130
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for processing a video. The method includes: determining a special effect video frame of a video, where a target feature area of the special effect video frame includes a preset special effect map; and modifying a display effect of the special effect map upon determining that a shielded area exists in the target feature area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Dajia Internet Information Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peihong Hou, Yibing Ma
  • Patent number: 11108945
    Abstract: An eye direction reception unit receives an eye direction input of a selected position based on an eye tracking process, an operation reception unit receives a touch operation on a region of a specific operation member, the operation reception unit receives a moving operation for moving the selected position and a predetermined operation different from the moving operation on the specific operation member, and a control unit performs control such that the selected position is not moved based on the eye direction input in a case where the predetermined operation is being made, and the selected position is moved based on the eye direction input received by the eye direction reception unit in a case where the predetermined operation is not being made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Sho Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 11099845
    Abstract: An image edit apparatus designates not only moving objects based on sequential images at the time intervals initially designated by the user, but also moving object, which was shot at shorter time intervals than the initially designated time intervals and corresponds to a freely selected position designated by the user on the locus (trajectory) of the moving objects as analysis targets of the moving objects. Thus, from the continuously shot sequential images/moving image acquired by shooting a moving object, the user designates an image at a freely selected part which is not a part of the regular time intervals, and can utilize the image for analyzing the moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takashi Kojo
  • Patent number: 11102340
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides a mobile system including a base station and a wireless earbud. The base station comprising a connection hole, a user input button, at least one processor, at least one memory, and circuitry. The wireless earbud is configured for plugging into the connection hole of the base station to form an integrated body with the base station. The system is capable of wirelessly pairing with a smartphone for the wireless earbud to receive audio data originated from the smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Pinn, Inc.
    Inventor: Seung Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 11102311
    Abstract: A downtime registration service is discussed herein that enables client systems that rely on electronic record management systems to continue generating records during a downtime event for the electronic record management system without relying on a workaround that requires temporary identifiers or reentry of data. The downtime registration system improves the efficiency and accuracy of electronic systems because workarounds that involve using temporary identifiers, or reentering data collected during the downtime, increase the amount of work done and the chance for errors to be introduced into the records. The client systems are in communication with an outside facility providing advanced services, which track the records generated during normal operation (i.e., not downtime) so that new records created during downtime properly reuse existing record identifiers or assign new identifiers that correspond to the clients' record keeping policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Experian Health, Inc.
    Inventors: Kassandra Marie Kurth, Edmond Chase Pilkington, Abby Curtis
  • Patent number: 11100202
    Abstract: A fingerprint recognition method and device for a touch screen, and a touch screen. The fingerprint recognition method for a touch screen includes: determining a fingerprint code input by a user; and comparing the fingerprint code input by the user with at least two pre-set fingerprint codes, and when the fingerprint code input by the user is the same as a fingerprint code in the at least two pre-set fingerprint codes, executing an operation corresponding to the fingerprint code. The fingerprint recognition method and device and the touch screen can improve the security of the touch screen, so as to ensure the personal and property safety of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kairan Liu
  • Patent number: 11095322
    Abstract: A multiplexed antenna and a method for multiplexing an antenna are provided. The multiplexed antenna includes an antenna unit and a signal separation circuit; the antenna unit is connected to a signal input terminal of the signal separation circuit, and configured to receive a superposition signal and send the superposition signal to the signal separation circuit via the signal input terminal; and the signal separation circuit is configured to separate the superposition signal into an antenna signal and a capacitive sensor signal. The method for multiplexing the antenna includes: receiving the superposition signal of the antenna signal and the capacitive sensor signal; and extracting the antenna signal and the capacitive sensor signal respectively from the superposition signal in accordance with operating frequencies of the antenna unit and a capacitive sensor in the multiplexed antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rihui Li
  • Patent number: 11093049
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a touchscreen, at least one processor electrically connected with the touchscreen, and a memory electrically connected with the processor. The memory may store instructions executed to enable the at least one processor to display a first window for running a first application and a second window for running a second application on the touchscreen, display a virtual keypad on a portion of the first window and a portion of the second window corresponding to a first input to a focused window of the first window and the second window, and vary a size of the virtual keypad corresponding to a second input to the virtual keypad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Young Park, Jeong-Won Ko, Joong-Hun Kwon, Chang-Hwan Kim, Sang-Deuk Nam, Seung-Wook Nam, Myoung-Soo Park, Kyung-Jun Lee, Dong-Oh Lee, Jun-Won Jung, Hui-Chul Yang, Hyun-Yeul Lee, Soojin Jeong
  • Patent number: 11080439
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for interacting with a tag in a radio target area. More specifically, the present invention relates to methods and systems for monitoring temperature and other environmental conditions in a storage area and displaying environmental conditions as digital content in a user interactive interface based upon energy levels received from a radio target area and content from a sensor generating digital content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Middle Chart, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Wodrich, Michael S. Santarone, Randall Pugh, Jason E. Duff, Frederick Flitsch
  • Patent number: 11080559
    Abstract: A method for generating training examples for a product recognition model is disclosed. The method includes capturing images of a product using an array of cameras. A product identifier for the product is associated with each of the images. A bounding box for the product is identified in each of the images. The bounding boxes are smoothed temporally. A segmentation mask for the product is identified in each bounding box. The segmentation masks are optimized to generate an optimized set of segmentation masks. A machine learning model is trained using the optimized set of segmentation masks to recognize an outline of the product. The machine learning model is run to generate a set of further-optimized segmentation masks. The bounding box and further-optimized segmentation masks from each image are stored in a master training set with its product identifier as a training example to be used to train a product recognition model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Focal Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Francois Chaubard
  • Patent number: 11074592
    Abstract: An economical and accurate method of classifying a consumer good as authentic is provided. The method leverages machine learning and the use of steganographic features on the authentic consumer good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Richard Stonehouse, Boguslaw Obara
  • Patent number: 11074680
    Abstract: An object identification and collection method is disclosed. The method includes receiving a pick-up path that identifies a route in which to guide an object-collection system over a target geographical area to pick up objects, determining a current location of the object-collection system relative to the pick-up path, and guiding the object-collection system along the pick-up path over the target geographical area based on the current location. The method further includes capturing images in a direction of movement of the object-collection system along the pick-up path, identifying a target object in the images; tracking movement of the target object through the images, determining that the target object is within range of an object picker assembly on the object-collection system based on the tracked movement of the target object, and instructing the object picker assembly to pick up the target object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: TERRACLEAR INC.
    Inventors: Brent Ronald Frei, Dwight Galen McMaster, Michael Racine, Jacobus du Preez, William David Dimmit, Isabelle Butterfield, Clifford Holmgren, Dafydd Daniel Rhys-Jones, Thayne Kollmorgen, Vivek Ullal Nayak
  • Patent number: 11076030
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a device body and a rotatable module. The rotatable module is rotatably connected to the device body. The device body defines a receiver window. The rotatable module includes a rotatable base, a camera module, and a receiver module, where the camera module and the receiver module are mounted in the rotatable base. The receiver module defines a first sound-guide channel on a side of the receiver module and a second sound-guide channel on an opposite side of the receiver module. The first sound-guide channel is in communication with the receiver window when the rotatable module is folded with respect to the device body, and the second sound-guide channel is in communication with the receiver window when the rotatable module is unfolded with respect to the device body. A control method of an electronic device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuhu Jia
  • Patent number: 11068062
    Abstract: A display device includes processing circuitry that is configured to return, to an initial state, a display screen of the display device that displays a selection of a user-selected feature on a graphical user interface in response to a change in posture of the display device by a predetermined amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuro Hori
  • Patent number: 11070712
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include methods, systems, and software for control of digital camera systems. In one embodiment, a digital camera system includes a lens and an image sensor. The digital camera system is rotatable about a single axis, and the image sensor has more pixel sensors in a first orientation substantially parallel to the single axis than in a second orientation perpendicular to the first orientation. Additionally, an application, coupled to the digital camera system via a wireless network, is to control rotation of the digital camera system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: PUWELL TECHNOLOGY LLC
    Inventor: Jie Li
  • Patent number: 11059429
    Abstract: The invention provides a car multimedia device for automatically switching between an internal device control mode and an external device control mode, comprising a first connection port, a second connection port and a control module for being connected to the first connection port and the second connection port. The control module scans the second connection port to determine whether the second connection port is connected to an external electronic device. When the second connection port fails to be connected to the external electronic device, the control module performs the internal device control mode to control the car display via a car host. When the second connection port is connected to the external electronic device, the control module transmits a master control information of the external electronic device to the car display such that the external electronic device controls the car display via the control module for rapidly automatically switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Carnetek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chih San Hu, Che Hung Yang
  • Patent number: 11051701
    Abstract: A method for obtaining accurate skin temperature measurements includes displaying, on a display, a video image of a temperature measurement subject captured by a camera. The method further includes displaying, on the display, at least one visual alignment cue sized and positioned on the display such that when a predetermined portion of the video image of the subject is aligned with the at least one visual alignment cue, the subject is located at a predetermined distance and orientation for accurate skin temperature measurement by a contactless temperature sensor. The method further includes analyzing the video image of the subject and detecting when the predetermined portion of the video image of the subject is aligned with the at visual alignment cue. The method further includes triggering the contactless temperature sensor to record a skin temperature measurement of the subject when the predetermined portion of the video image of the subject is aligned with the at least one visual alignment cue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CLAIRVOYANT NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Bradley Gaines, Stephen Edward Popovich, Aaron Murdoch
  • Patent number: 11055579
    Abstract: A method for performing mold remediation includes placing a ferromagnetic material in or adjacent to a surface upon which mold is located. The method also includes emitting, by an electromagnetic radiation source, radiation to heat the ferromagnetic material that is adjacent to the surface upon which the mold is located. The method also includes detecting, by a temperature sensor, a temperature of the surface. The method further includes comparing, by a processor in communication with the electromagnetic radiation source and the temperature sensor, the temperature of the surface to a desired temperature to perform mold remediation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Bernard Fryshman
  • Patent number: 11042718
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a long-range transmitter having a unique identifier, a button, a card reader, a means for securing an identification card having a unique identifier and configured to be read by the card reader, and a controller coupled to the long-range transmitter, the button, and the card reader. The controller is configured to use the card reader to read the unique identifier of the identification card and to send a signal through the long-range transmitter when the button is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Garrity Power Services LLC
    Inventors: Paul Garrity, Jamie Len Dunn
  • Patent number: 11037528
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a display screen brightness processing method, including: shooting a user through a camera arranged on a display screen of a terminal device; determining a position relationship between a face of the user and a corresponding display screen according to a shooting result, wherein the terminal device is provided with at least two display screens; and separately adjusting brightness of each display screen according to the position relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Xiaoliang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11029732
    Abstract: A display device includes: a display panel; a first frame to which a first end of the display panel is fixed; and a second frame connected to the first frame, wherein the second frame is moveable in a first direction or a second direction that is opposite to the first direction with respect to the first frame. A second end of the display panel is in a moveable floating state guided by the second frame. The area of an externally exposed surface of the display panel is widened when the second frame is moved in the first direction, and is narrowed when the second frame is moved in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Sang Ahn
  • Patent number: 11030772
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed that relate to computing devices and methods for synthesizing a novel pose of an object. One example provides a method comprising receiving a reference image of an object corresponding to an original viewpoint. The reference image of the object is translated into a depth map of the object, and a new depth map of the object is synthesized to correspond to a new viewpoint. A new image of the object is generated from the new viewpoint based on the new depth map of the object and the reference image of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mandar Dilip Dixit, Bo Liu, Gang Hua
  • Patent number: 11019189
    Abstract: A user terminal apparatus is provided. The user terminal apparatus includes: a flexible display including: a main area; and a sub area comprising a curved portion and extending from the main area to a side portion of the user terminal apparatus; a housing configured to enclose the flexible display; a sound output hole provided between the flexible display and the housing and configured to output a sound from a call function; and a sound input hole configured to receive an input sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae-young Huh, Yu-dong Bae, Shi-yun Cho
  • Patent number: 11007321
    Abstract: A case for a mobile device including a back section and a first front section and a second front section, the first front section being adapted for connection to and separation from the second front section and the back section including an opening for receiving a mobile device; a receiving space located within the first front section and second front section for receiving an injection device, wherein the injection device is at least partially visible when the second section is detached from the first section; a release latch located on one or more of the first front section and second front section for facilitating separation of the second front section from the first front section; and a connector portion for connecting the back section to the first and second front sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Alerje, Inc.
    Inventors: Javier Evelyn, William Hunter Martin, Nathan Ivy
  • Patent number: 11003242
    Abstract: A first user action (201) comprising an eye gaze (211) is detected. At least one menu item from a plurality of menu items is selected based on the orientation (212) of the eye gaze (211) of the first user action (201). A second user action (202) is detected. Based on the second user action (202), a function (209) associated with a given one of the at least one first menu item is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Adam Rohrbacher
  • Patent number: 11006024
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a housing, a display, at least part of which is included in the housing, a sliding part that includes an opening exposed to an outside area and that slides relative to the housing, and a camera module that is disposed in the opening and that rotates relative to the sliding part. The camera module is configured to rotate to face a first direction when the sliding part slides to a first position relative to the housing and to rotate to face a second direction different from the first direction when the sliding part slides to a second position relative to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Wooseung Han, Sangsik Park, Junghyuck Im, Minsu Jung, Byunggun Kim
  • Patent number: 10997846
    Abstract: A lighting apparatus with an image-projecting function that is convenient for a user can be provided. The lighting apparatus includes: an illuminating unit that emits illumination light; and a projection-type image display unit that projects an image. The projection-type image display unit is configured so that a setting menu screen settable about an image displayed by the projection-type image display unit can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Shimizu, Katsuyuki Watanabe, Hiroyuki Urata, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Nobuo Masuoka
  • Patent number: 10990780
    Abstract: A display device and an electronic device having the same including a display panel including a display area on which an image is displayed and a fingerprint scan area overlapped with the display area, and a fingerprint scan area compensator configured to convert a fingerprint scan image data provided to pixels included in the fingerprint scan area to a degradation compensating image data that compensates a degradation of the pixels included in the fingerprint scan area and output the degradation compensating image data in the fingerprint scan mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hakgyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10989993
    Abstract: A control device for controlling a shape of a projection image projected by a projector. The control device communicates with the projector. A correction target point of the projection image is selected, and an image including an image indicative of the selected correction target point and a first pattern associated with the correction target point is displayed on a display section. A user's operation for moving the target point of the projection image is received. According to selection of the target point of the projection image, a first instruction for projecting a second pattern corresponding to the first pattern is transmitted to the projector, and a second instruction for moving the target point of the projection image according to the received user's operation is transmitted to the projector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaru Kurota, Kensuke Inagaki
  • Patent number: 10992498
    Abstract: A gateway device and system and method for use of the same are disclosed. In one embodiment, multiple wireless transceivers are located within a housing, which also interconnectively includes a processor, memory, and a camera. To improve convenience, the gateway device may establish a pairing with a proximate wireless-enabled interactive programmable device having a display. Virtual remote control functionality for various amenities may then be provided. To improve safety, the gateway device may be incorporated into a geolocation and safety network and, under certain conditions, the gateway device may provide a video feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Enseo, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Fang, Raymond S. Horton, Vanessa Ogle
  • Patent number: 10990379
    Abstract: A vehicular software update apparatus is used to a vehicle to update software stored in an electronic control unit mounted on the vehicle. The vehicular software update apparatus includes a low power communication device configured to perform a wide area wireless communication with a low power consumption. The low power communication device is operated in an update confirmation state including a state where neither power generation in the vehicle nor power supplying to the vehicle is performed, and is caused to download software update information which is information necessary to update the software, when the software update information, is provided by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masashi Miura
  • Patent number: 10983419
    Abstract: An example device includes a main housing having a rotation track. The device also includes a camera having a plurality of imaging modules. The camera is attached to the main housing externally. A subset of the plurality of imaging modules is to power on by a rotation of the camera via the rotation track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ming-Shan Tsai, Wei-Chih Tsao, Szu-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10979604
    Abstract: A circuit board includes a first rigid printed wiring board mounted with an imaging unit, a second rigid printed wiring board mounted with an LED, and a foldable first flexible printed wiring board coupling the first rigid printed wiring board and the second rigid printed wiring board. A shield case is further included for holding the second rigid printed wiring board in a state in which the first flexible printed wiring board is folded an even number of times, a first main face of the second rigid printed wiring board and a first main face of the first rigid printed wiring board face in an identical direction, and the second rigid printed wiring board lies at a separated position from the first main face of the first rigid printed wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eiji Machii
  • Patent number: 10974782
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a controller for a light electric vehicle. The controller may include a user interface that includes one or more visual indicators and selectable buttons. The visual indicators may be used to convey various status indicators and/or alerts to an individual that is riding the light electric vehicle. The selectable buttons may be used to alter an operating state of the light electric vehicle and/or to provide operating status information about the light electric vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NEUTRON HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventor: Nicholas Foley
  • Patent number: 10974659
    Abstract: An adjustable removable device caddy is disclosed for securing devices including, but not limited to a smartphone or other phone, a tablet, an e-reader, a power bank, a speaker, a multimedia player, a two-way radio, a flashlight or other light, a television or other display, a GPS, a laser range finder, a beverage or other device. One embodiment of the invention utilizes a combination of one or more seat, wing, and face plate, to create an adjustable cavity that can accommodate a number of devices with varying width and thickness. The adjustable removable device caddy can be mounted to various mounting surfaces including, but not limited to a golf cart, automobile, all-terrain vehicle, maintenance vehicle, boat, push cart, bicycle, motorcycle, scooter, tent, canopy, flat surface and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Desert Fox Golf, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Fox
  • Patent number: 10965801
    Abstract: A method for inputting and processing phone number is provided. The method includes: taking or storing a picture P1 including a phone number; obtaining a picture P2 including only the phone number by automatically processing the picture P1 and saving the picture P2; obtaining editable character strings of the phone number in the picture P2 by automatically recognizing the phone number in the picture P2; determining whether a format of the editable character strings of the phone number in the picture P2 is consistent with a standard format of the contact information of the mobile terminal; when consistent, the phone number in the picture P2 is displayed in the dialing interface for dialing or saving; and when not consistent, the phone number in the picture P2 is displayed in a modifying interface for correcting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD.
    Inventors: Aimin Gong, Yaoting Wei, Chao Li
  • Patent number: 10958777
    Abstract: An electronic device includes one or more processors. When a first sensor delivers a first signal to the one or more processors indicating that the electronic device is in a stowed state, and a second sensor delivers a second signal to the one or more processors indicating that the electronic device is in a held state the one or more processors query the third sensor for a third signal indicating whether the electronic device is in the stowed state. The one or more processors perform a control operation when the third signal fails to indicate the electronic device is in the stowed state. The one or more processors omit performance of the control operation when the third signal indicates the electronic device is in the stowed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Spiewak Rempel Finimundi, Alexandre Neves Creto, Mauricio Dias Moises
  • Patent number: 10955928
    Abstract: A smart device capable of switching between at least two applications based on the position of the smart device and a method of doing the same is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NAGRAVISION S.A..
    Inventor: Antoine Burckard
  • Patent number: 10956511
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of a document organization system quickly and conveniently provide digital documents to a user on a client device based on a physical object. In particular, the document organization system can receive an image of a physical document and an identifier from a first client device, identify digital documents that match the physical document, and provide the matching digital documents to a second client device, which displays the identifier. In another embodiment, the document organization system allows a user to bind digital documents to a physical object and later recall the digital documents using the physical object. In addition, the document organization system can store and recall the layout arrangement of digital documents on a client device when binding and recalling the digital documents to the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: DROPBOX, INC.
    Inventor: Neeraj Kumar