Player-actuated Control Structure (e.g., Brain-wave Or Body Signal, Bar-code Wand, Foot Pedal, Etc.) Patents (Class 463/36)
  • Patent number: 11325027
    Abstract: A game controller is provided. The game controller includes a first handle, a second handle, and a function expansion module. The first handle and the second handle are connected to each other to jointly form an accommodating space. The function expansion module is disposed in the accommodating space between the first handle and the second handle. The function expansion module is connected to the first handle or the second handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ho-Lung Lu, Hsiu-Hsuan Lin
  • Patent number: 11307657
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally identifies a person's face, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the identification. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines a gaze location in a user interface, and optionally performs an action in accordance with the determination. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally designates a user as being present at a sound-playback device in accordance with a determination that sound-detection criteria and verification criteria have been satisfied. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally determines whether a person is further or closer than a threshold distance from a display device, and optionally provides a first or second user interface for display on the display device in accordance with the determination. In some embodiments, an electronic device optionally modifies the playing of media content in accordance with a determination that one or more presence criteria are not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Avi E. Cieplinski, Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Julian Missig, May-Li Khoe, Bianca Cheng Costanzo, Myra Mary Haggerty, Duncan Robert Kerr, Bas Ording, Elbert D. Chen
  • Patent number: 11301035
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method of displaying multiple video clips includes, while a head orientation of a user is a first head orientation represented by a first set of head orientation values, displaying, on the display, a first spatial portion of a first video clip. The method includes, in response to detecting a change in the head orientation to a second head orientation represented by a second set of head orientation values, displaying, on the display, a second spatial portion of the first video clip, wherein the second spatial portion is selected for display based on the second set of head orientation values. The method includes, while the head orientation is the second head orientation, displaying, on the display, a first spatial portion of a second video clip, wherein the first spatial portion of the second video clip is selected for display based on a predetermined head orientation value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Bradley Warren Peebler
  • Patent number: 11291913
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for activating a plurality of haptic sensors of a physical headset of a user playing a video game. The method includes detecting a sound component associated with an audio object in a scene of the video game, the audio object having a three-dimensional (3D) location in the scene. The method includes identifying position and orientation of a character of the user in the scene in relation to the 3D location of the audio object. The character of the user being controlled by the user playing the video game. The method includes associating a virtual headset to a head of the character, the virtual headset moving as the position and orientation of the character moves in the scene. The virtual headset including a plurality of virtual haptic sensors. The method includes applying a magnitude to each of the plurality of haptic sensors of the physical headset based on a directional distance of each of the virtual haptic sensors of the virtual headset to the audio object in the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: Victoria Dorn, Frank Zhao
  • Patent number: 11295904
    Abstract: Axis orientation compensation is provided in a system in which movement of a controlling device is used to control navigational functions of a target appliance by determining which one of plural sides of the controlling device is an active side of the controlling device and by causing navigational functions of the target appliance made relative to at least one of an X, Y, and Z axis of the target appliance to be dynamically aligned with movements of the controlling device made relative to at least one of an A, B, and C axis of the controlling device as a function of the one of the plural sides of the controlling device that is determined to be the active side of the controlling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Gerben Meijer
  • Patent number: 11281896
    Abstract: Certain aspects provide a method of generating a physical activity model, including: receiving, via a motion capture device, motion data corresponding to a plurality of key states associated with a physical activity sequence; for each respective key state in the plurality of key states: determining a plurality of joint positions associated with the respective key state; determining a plurality of body segment positions associated with the respective key state based on the plurality of joint positions; determining a plurality of inter-state differentiation variables for the respective key state; determining one or more state characteristic metrics for the respective key state; and determining a classifier for the respective key state based on the one or more state characteristic metrics; and defining a physical activity model based on the one or more state characteristic metrics and the classifier associated with each key state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudipto Sur, Brett Juhas
  • Patent number: 11260288
    Abstract: A game controller has first and second controller housings having an attachment guide structure that detachably couples to an attachment tab structure disposed on opposing sides of an information handling system and a bridge. Input devices of the controller housing communicate directly with the information handling system through opposing pins and pads disposed in the attachment features or indirectly by communicating with the bridge through opposing pins and pads so the bridge communicates with the information handling system. The attachment guide structure has opposing lips with plural slots that pass tabs of the attachment tab structure through so that a sliding motion engages the tabs behind the lips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Philip M. Seibert, Enoch Chen, Gerald R. Pelissier, Kevin M. Turchin, Andrew P. Tosh, Yongook Guack, Duck Soo Choi, Anthony J. Sanchez, Cormac O'Conaire, Lin Ming Wang, Pan-Jen Chen, Wan-Ming Cheng, Lee Chen Ming, Chia Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 11262890
    Abstract: An electronic device provides, to a display, data to present a user interface that includes a plurality of user interface objects, and a current focus on a first user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects. While the display is presenting the user interface, the electronic device receives from the user input device an input that corresponds to a gesture detected on the touch-sensitive surface of the user input device. The gesture includes a movement of a contact across the touch-sensitive surface followed by a lift-off of the contact from the touch-sensitive surface. The electronic device, in accordance with a determination that the gesture satisfies movement criteria, provides, to the display, data to move the current focus in the user interface from the first user interface object to a second user interface object of the plurality of user interface objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Nicole M. Wells, Justin T. Voss, Blake R. Seely, Matthew D. Ricketson, Henrique D. Penha, Grace H. Hwang, Graham R. Clarke, Jeffrey L. Robbin, William M. Bachman, Benjamin W. Keighran, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Jonathan Lochhead, Joe R. Howard, Joshua K. McGlinn
  • Patent number: 11249613
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for displaying an icon. The method includes: displaying a first icon and at least one display orbit on an interface, the first icon being a user icon of a user that currently logs in to an application program, and each of the at least one display orbit being a path that uses the first icon as a center and surrounds a periphery of the first icon; obtaining a first application function activated in the application program; obtaining a first function icon of the first application function; and displaying the first function icon of the first application function on a first display orbit, the first display orbit being one of the at least one display orbit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Shimeng Ren
  • Patent number: 11247123
    Abstract: A game controller is provided. The game controller includes a first handheld body and a first support unit. The first handheld body includes a first operation interface and a first connection portion. The first operation interface is electrically connected to the first connection portion. The first support unit is pivotally connected to a side of the first handheld body. The first support unit is foldably disposed on a side of the first handheld body. When the first support unit is in an unfolded state, a mobile device is fixedly disposed between the first support unit and the first handheld body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: DEXIN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ho-Lung Lu, Chin-Lung Lin
  • Patent number: 11244469
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are provided for generating an interactive space. One method includes identifying a reference point in a three-dimensional (3D) space using a portable device. The reference point is calibrated to an origin point of the portable device. The method includes determining by the device a position and an orientation of the portable device at the origin point. The position and orientation is determined using data from an inertial sensor of the portable device and data from the camera. The method includes generating by the portable device an augmented reality (AR) space using the reference point. The AR space includes virtual objects imposed over or in the 3D space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventors: George Weising, Thomas Miller
  • Patent number: 11241615
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for controlling shooting in a football game, including: responding to a first touch operation acting on a shooting control, and determining an auxiliary input reference graphic within a preset range of the shooting control; and responding to a second touch operation acting on a screen region corresponding to the auxiliary input reference graphic, determining a target shooting position in a goal in the football game according to touch point position information of the second touch operation and a mapping relationship between the auxiliary input reference graphic and the goal, and controlling a virtual character in the football game to execute a shooting action. In addition, the present disclosure further provides an apparatus for controlling shooting in a football game, a computer device and a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: NETEASE (HANGZHOU) NETWORK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yiyang Tao
  • Patent number: 11238293
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for generating and transmitting data representative of a vehicle operation mode. More particularly, apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for generating data representative of a vehicle operation mode based on vehicle interior image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Sanchez, Aaron Scott Chan
  • Patent number: 11235237
    Abstract: A method of and system for handling latency issues encountered in producing real-time entertainment such as games of skill synchronized with live or taped televised events is described herein. There are multiple situations that are dealt with regarding latencies in receiving a television signal with respect to real-time entertainment based on the unfolding games played along with the telecasts. Systemic delays, arbitrarily imposed delays of a broadcast signal and variances in the precise broadcast times of taped television programs have to be equalized so as to provide fair entertainment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Winview, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Lockton, Mark K. Berner, Mark J. Micheli, David Lowe
  • Patent number: 11235236
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computing device having a controller to obtain a user input that was inputted into a first accessory operably coupled with the computing device where the first accessory provides a user interface for user interaction with a video game, determine a language of an intended recipient of the user input based on an identity of the intended recipient, access a multi-lingual library comprising a plurality of words associated with the video game, match the user input to one or more words of the plurality of words of the multi-lingual library to generate a translated message in the determined language of the intended recipient, and provide the translated message to a second accessory for presentation to the intended recipient in real-time. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: STEELSERIES ApS
    Inventor: Michael Aronzon
  • Patent number: 11224808
    Abstract: In an example of a game system, based on saved data of a plurality of players, a plurality of player characters are generated, and based on an operation on each of a plurality of operation devices, one of the player characters corresponding to the operation device is controlled in a virtual space. The game system can set any of the plurality of player characters as a main character, set the other player character as a sub characters, switch the main character and the sub character. Then, the game system controls a field of view of the game so that at least the main character is included in the field of view. The game system generates a game image based on the field of view to be displayed on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Aya Kyogoku, Ken Kato, Yusuke Amano, Hiromichi Miyake, Yoshitaka Takeshita
  • Patent number: 11215848
    Abstract: Glasses that are provided with biosensors for detecting signals and are in contact with the user's head are described, which glasses comprise a front frame (2) for supporting respective lenses (4), a pair of sides (6) articulated to the frame (2) on laterally opposing sides, and a nasal-bearing device (8), a pair of sensors (10a, 11a) being integrated in the nasal-bearing device (8) in order to make contact with the surface of the nose, a third sensor (12) being mounted in the centre of the nasal-bearing device (8) in order to make contact with the surface of the face in the zone of the bridge of the nose, and each of the sides (6) comprising a side body (6a) extending into an end side portion in which a particular sensor that makes contact with the head is integrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SAFILO—SOCIETÀ AZIONARIA FABBRICA ITALIANA LAVORAZIONE OCCHIALI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Nicola Belli, Alessandro Sanfelici, Michele Bano
  • Patent number: 11210890
    Abstract: Pressure and movement sensitive inputs for gaming devices, and related devices, systems, and methods, are disclosed. An input device includes a plurality of input locations and a pressure sensor to detect, for each input location, an amount of pressure applied by a player to the input device at the input location of the gaming device. A processor circuit receives, from the pressure sensor, a first pressure parameter value corresponding to a first amount of pressure being applied by the player to the input device at a first input location at a first time, and a second pressure parameter value corresponding to a second amount of pressure being applied by the player to the input device at a second input location at a second, later time. Based on the first pressure parameter value and the second pressure parameter value, a user interface element of the gaming device may be modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: David Small, Sven Aurich, David Froy, Michael Russ
  • Patent number: 11202963
    Abstract: A display mount for connecting electronic devices includes a body, a display support, and a movable arm connected to the body and the display support. The body has a lower surface and an upper surface. The body further includes a controller connection mechanism. The arm is positioned above the upper surface to hold the display support above the body and opposite the lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Tyler Paul Esselstrom, Kenneth Alan Lobb, Joseph Wheeler
  • Patent number: 11202010
    Abstract: A control device, an external device, a medical observation system, a control method, a display method, and a program capable of performing predetermined processing to a position desired by an operator even under a situation where the operator's hand is not available. A control device includes: an image processing unit that processes an image signal generated by an imaging unit to generate a display image for display; a transmission/reception unit that transmits the display image generated by the image processing unit to a display device and an external device, which has a display function and is capable of bidirectional communication and receives an instruction signal including at least a position of the display image transmitted from the external device; and a control unit that executes predetermined processing on a touch position of the display image according to the instruction signal from the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Takai, Masaru Sudo
  • Patent number: 11195237
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by determining the current activities of users based on location sensor information from the users' computing devices and generating customized media content items based on their activities. The media content can be generated for a variety of topics and shared with other users. For example, media content (e.g., images or video) can be generated and displayed on a user's computing device, as well as transmitted to other users via electronic communications, such as short message service (SMS) or multimedia service (MMS) texts and emails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Brody, Leonid Gorkin, Andrew Lin, Evan Spiegel, Daniel Amitay, Sheridan Kates, Walton Lin, John Rauser, Amer Shahnawaz, Marcel M. Yung
  • Patent number: 11182462
    Abstract: The present application provides methods and corresponding systems for accessing services on a gaming device which, in certain embodiments, include the step or steps of receiving at least one item of identity verification data from a user of a gaming device; enabling at least one service, such as a wager-type game, on the gaming device based on a match between the at least one item of identity verification data received and at least one item of identity verification data obtained previously; displaying an interface screen comprising graphic objects associated with the wager-type game and at least one selectable element for the user to submit a gaming command and a wagering command during game play; obtaining at least one item of user change data from a user during game play; and prompting the user for identity verification data when a user change is suspected based on the at least one item of user change data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Dean P. Alderucci, Joseph M. Asher, Antonio Papageorgiou
  • Patent number: 11169595
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the motion of a wristband is used to control games.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CFPH, LLC
    Inventors: Howard W. Lutnick, Dean P. Alderucci, Geoffrey M. Gelman
  • Patent number: 11158239
    Abstract: A display device, comprising: a timing control unit receiving a video signal including a control pattern from outside and generating a characteristic control signal and image data based on the control pattern; and a display unit displaying an image based on the image data, wherein the control pattern includes a data pattern in which effective data is encoded, and the timing control unit decodes the data pattern to generate the characteristic control signal including the effective data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bong Gyun Kang, Min Joo Lee, Myung Bo Sim, Shim Ho Yi, Sil Yi Bang, Won Bok Lee, Jin Hyuk Jang, Chan Sung Jung
  • Patent number: 11141650
    Abstract: A system including of a set of connected articulated joints are mounted to a motion simulator, which are controlled at one end by an operator with their hands. This system of connected articulated joints gives the operator the sensation of operating a mechanical or nonmechanical device, when counterbalanced reducing fatigue of moving controls freely for sustained periods of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ALTERED MECHANICS
    Inventor: David Green
  • Patent number: 11138307
    Abstract: An indexable authentication system is provided for authenticating users across multiple sessions. The indexable authentication system may include an authentication server, security component, communication component, credential database, authentication credential, credential index medium, origin terminal, access provisioning component, content filtering component, payment processing component, and provider aspects. A method for authenticating users across multiple sessions using the indexable authentication system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Cody Myers, Meron Myers
  • Patent number: 11132069
    Abstract: Techniques for obfuscating user selections during user-input of sensitive information, involving displaying targets, such as keys of a virtual keyboard, on a display device, where each target corresponds to one of multiple options. A visual indication for a current user target can move to a first target in response to a first input event at a first time, and the first target can be actuated in response to a second input event for actuation of the current user target at a second time. An obfuscation system is configured to present to a user, at approximately the second time, a discriminatory signal used to confirm actuation of a target. The discriminatory signal includes one of a haptic signal generated by a device in physical contact with the user, an audio signal, and a modified image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
    Inventor: Ross Garrett Cutler
  • Patent number: 11123637
    Abstract: A computer implemented method for controlling a game play. The method includes rendering a game view on a display of a computing device, the game view including a first area and a second area; displaying one or more first objects in the first area, the one or more first objects configured to execute one or more actions in the first area, the one or more actions being executed at a first execution speed; detecting a selection of a second object in the second area of the display; and changing an execution speed of the one or more actions being executed by the one or more first objects in the first area to a second execution speed while it is detected that the second object is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Supercell Oy
    Inventors: Rauli Laatikainen, Patrick Corander
  • Patent number: 11119557
    Abstract: A system includes an adapter port and a control circuit coupled to the adapter port. The system also includes host hardware coupled to the control circuit. The control circuit is configured to reset the host hardware in response to detecting an adapter removal pattern at the adapter port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mustapha El Markhi, Rohit Bhan, Thomas Vermeer, Norelis Medina
  • Patent number: 11113523
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for recognizing a specific object inside an image in an electronic device are provided. The method includes displaying at least one image; detecting at least one gesture; selecting a recognition function related to at least one object existing in the at least one image according to the detected at least one gesture; and recognizing the at least one object using the selected recognition function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Dong-Il Son, Cheol-Ho Cheong
  • Patent number: 11112881
    Abstract: Techniques for obfuscating user selections during user-input sessions in which potentially sensitive information is being identified, involving displaying several targets, such as keys of a virtual keyboard, on a display device, where each target corresponds to one of multiple options. While a current user target is associated with a visual indicator at a first time, a discriminatory signal indicating the visual indication displayed at the first time is for the current user target is provided, where the discriminatory signal includes one of a haptic signal generated by a device in physical contact with the user, an audio signal, and a modified image. Concurrently, the obfuscation system is configured to present another visual indication corresponding to a current distractor target. The current user target is thus obfuscated as two different visual indicators are presented and move through the group of options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
    Inventor: Ross Garrett Cutler
  • Patent number: 11113425
    Abstract: A plug-and-play (PnP) driver associated with a security agent is described herein. The PnP driver attaches to device stacks of enumerated bus devices of a computing device as upper-device or lower-device filters based on the device classes of the enumerated bus devices. For example, the PnP driver may attach to the device stack of a hub or controller device as an upper-device filter and to device stacks of other devices as lower-device filters. Either while attaching or after attachment, the PnP driver may take action to alter, limit, or otherwise block functionality of an enumerated bus device. The PnP driver may also perform a system inventory of enumerated bus devices connected to the computing device and create fingerprints for one or more of the computing devices. Additionally, the PnP driver may create and remove control device objects (CDOs) to enable communication with user-mode processes or threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Crowd Strike, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron LeMasters, Ion-Alexandru Ionescu
  • Patent number: 11108995
    Abstract: A method for gas detection including monitoring a concentration of a gas measured by a gas detection device to determine whether or not the concentration of the gas exceeds a threshold, when the concentration of the gas is determined to exceed the threshold, obtaining an image from a camera, the image capturing an area in proximity to the gas detection device at a time when the concentration of the gas is determined to exceed the threshold, annotating the obtained image to overlay a value of the concentration of the gas that exceeds the threshold on the captured area in proximity to the gas detection device, and transmitting the augmented image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: DRAEGER MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Alexander Wilson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11068913
    Abstract: There is provided systems and method for determining a user's event experience through user actions. A user may attend an event at a venue and take various actions with respect to the event. For example, the user may dance and cheer at the event, which may be captured by a biometric reading device on a user device that the user has in their possession. Additionally, the user may share media and generate social networking interactions while at, or after the event. The user may also make purchases at the event or after the event, such as purchasing media content corresponding to the event, Based on the actions taken by the user, an enjoyment level may be determined, which may be used to further determine a quality or how overall enjoyable was the event. Thus, users may be provided with sales of products or future events matching their interests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Stubhub, Inc.
    Inventors: Kamal Ahmad Zamer, Praveen Nuthalpati, Andrei Margea
  • Patent number: 11068573
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic device is connectable to other devices. Starting of the electronic device is enabled when the electronic device is connected to a specified device among the other devices, and starting of the electronic device is disabled when the electronic device is not connected to the specified device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Client Solutions CO., LTD
    Inventor: Takehiro Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11045722
    Abstract: Systems and methods for establishing direct communication between a server system and a video game controller are described. The systems and methods include the video game controller and a computing device. An application is executed by the server system when a session is established by the computing device with the server system. Once the application is executed, the video game controller is used to send an identifier to the server system. The server system verifies the identifier to pair the session with the video game controller. When the video game controller is paired with the session, the video game controller can be used to change a state of a virtual scene that is displayed on the computing device or on a display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Roelof Roderick Colenbrander
  • Patent number: 11030612
    Abstract: Systems and methods for interaction-based validation of electronic tickets. In some embodiments, the system renders a first visually illustrative scene on an interactive display screen of a mobile device, the first visually illustrative scene responsive to a pre-determined gesture performed at a predetermined location on the interactive display screen. Upon a user interacting with the first visually illustrative scene, an app on the user's mobile device extracts user interaction information. In response to determining that the user interaction information matches with a pre-determined gesture performed at the predetermined location, the system renders a second visually illustrative scene on the interactive display screen of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: moovel North America LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gray, Nathaniel Parker, Zachary Babb, Alexandra Peter
  • Patent number: 11020654
    Abstract: A system and method for interaction with a user are provided. The system may include a head-mounted display device, at least one sensor implemented on the head-mounted display device, at least one storage medium including a set of instructions, and at least one processor configured to communicate with the at least one storage medium. When executing the set of instructions, the system may be configured to: acquire, by the at least one sensor, a first facial image of a user; and determine, by the at least one processor, an expression of the user at least based on the first facial image of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SUZHOU YAOXINYAN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shufen Sun
  • Patent number: 11013991
    Abstract: A portable information handling system interacts with haptic devices of a game controller though a direct wired interface when the game controller couples to opposing sides of the information handling system and through a wireless interface when the game controller couples to a bridge having a wired interface to communicate with the game controller and a wireless interface to communicate with the information handling system. The haptic devices provide a first haptic response associated with a desired vibration for a weight of game controller and information handling system when the game controller couples directly to the information handling system, and a second haptic response associated with the desired vibration for a weight of the game controller and bridge when the game controller couples directly to the bridge for wireless communication with the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Philip M. Seibert, Yagiz C. Yildiz
  • Patent number: 11004304
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein concern mobile gaming environments. Portable electronic devices can be supported by the mobile gaming environments. The locations of the portable electronic device can influence how the portable electronic devices operate or what services or features are available to the portable electronic device or their users. According to one embodiment, a mobile gaming system can concern gaming/betting opportunities that can be secured using a portable electronic device even when an individual is located in a location where betting or games of chance are not permitted. According to another embodiment, a mobile gaming system can concern an application program operating on a portable electronic device that supports multiple modes of operation depending upon whether the portable electronic device is in a location where betting or games of chance are permitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Nguyen Gaming LLC
    Inventors: Binh T. Nguyen, C. Douglass Thomas
  • Patent number: 10996837
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus connectable with an external apparatus includes: a communication unit which communicates with the external apparatus; an interface where a plurality of devices can be connected; and a control unit which controls plug and play for a device connected to the interface. The control unit does not cause the external apparatus to execute plug and play accompanying the connection between the electronic apparatus and the external apparatus when a first device is connected to the interface, the first device is not a specific type. The control unit causes the external apparatus to execute plug and play accompanying the connection between the electronic apparatus and the external apparatus when a second device is connected to the interface, the second device is the specific type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10974133
    Abstract: A gaming platform including a programmable hand-held video gaming controller in electrical communication with an integrated foot-pedal gaming controller. The programmable hand-held video gaming controller including, at least one game function activation area, each of the at least one game function activation areas operating a game function, each of the at least one game function activation areas further including a function control transfer switch. The integrated foot-pedal gaming controller platform including at least one foot pedal configured to control at least one game function when a corresponding function control transfer switch on the programmable hand-held video gaining controller is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: John E Fahmie
  • Patent number: 10967252
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to a games controller for controlling electronic games, input device for a computer program and a trigger mechanism therefor. The trigger mechanism comprises a trigger body having a plurality of walls defining an internal chamber. The plurality of walls include a base wall and an orifice defined in the base wall. A detent is detachably mounted on the trigger body. The detent is at least partially received in the orifice and the detent is rotatable with respect to the trigger body. The detent comprises at least one abutment surface which is eccentrically arranged with respect to the rotational axis of the detent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ironburg Inventions Limited
    Inventors: Duncan Ironmonger, Carl S. Jeffrey
  • Patent number: 10946271
    Abstract: A control apparatus includes two or more user control devices, each user control device having an inertial detector having a wireless communications module to communicate inertial detection results, and an illuminated portion; and a housing to house the two or more control devices so that the two or more control devices are constrained to move with one another but having an obscured portion so as to obscure all but one of the illuminated portions of the two or more control devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Richard James Forster
  • Patent number: 10918936
    Abstract: A transmission processing section 206 transmits information regarding an operation performed by a user to an information processing apparatus 10. An image acquisition section 208 acquires image data of a game that reflects the operation information from the information processing apparatus 10. A voice acquisition section 210 acquires voice data of the game. A reproduction processing section 212 reproduces the acquired game image data and game voice data. A microphone voice control section 202 controls whether or not to transmit a voice signal of a microphone 204 to the information processing apparatus 10. A display processing section 214 displays a microphone icon indicating status of the microphone 204.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Masanori Nomura, Shigetaka Kudo, Rui Yamada, Takashi Fujita
  • Patent number: 10901613
    Abstract: Techniques for navigating a virtual environment are provided. A first portion of the virtual environment is displayed on a visual display of a device. The virtual environment comprises multiple portions that includes the first portion. While the first portion is displayed, input that indicates a particular direction is received. In response to receiving the input: (1) a second portion, of the plurality of portions, that is different than the first portion is identified based on the particular direction; (2) the second portion of the virtual environment is displayed on the visual display; and (3) a virtual object that was displayed on the first portion is automatically moved to a position on the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Flying Wisdom Studios
    Inventor: Jedidiah Melnik
  • Patent number: 10898123
    Abstract: Disclosed is system for assessing a motor function, the system including a sensor configured to acquire human body exercise information including a joint position, a joint orientation, a grasp state, or a grasp force, a processor configured to extract an exercise feature for analyzing a human body motion time and human body motion information based on the acquired human body exercise information, analyze at least one target motion for assessment based on a set assessment condition using the extracted exercise feature, classify an assessment factor of the at least one target motion for assessment as a success or a failure, and determine a final assessment score of the at least one target motion for assessment based on the classified assessment factor, and a display configured to display the final assessment score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUITE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Kim, Seunghee Lee, Sang Hyuk Son, Paul Otten
  • Patent number: 10891034
    Abstract: A method of operating a wearable device and a wearable device are provided. The method includes hierarchically displaying a plurality of icon sets arranged along a plurality of virtual closed loops on a display of the wearable device, obtaining a first input to a bezel ring of the wearable device, determining at least one icon in the plurality of icon sets based on the first input to the bezel ring, and executing a preset function corresponding to the determined at least one icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Abhishek Jatram, Gaurav Gupta
  • Patent number: 10886017
    Abstract: An analysis system includes a storage module for storing a track indicating in time series a position of an individual that is moving as track data and for storing sensor data indicating in time series a measurement result of the individual by a sensor worn by the individual, a speed calculation module for calculating a speed index indicating a movement speed of the individual based on the track data, an index calculation module for calculating a behavior index indicating a movement intensity of the individual based on the sensor data, a similarity degree calculation module for calculating a degree of similarity between the speed index and the behavior index based on changes in time series of the speed index and the behavior index, and an association module for associating the track and the individual on which the sensor data has been measured based on the degree of similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shimpei Aihara, Takeshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10877583
    Abstract: A non-limiting example information processing apparatus comprises a housing, and a first portion of the housing is formed in an elliptical form when viewing from the front. A display panel and a touch panel constitute one main surface of the first portion. Holes are formed in left and right end portions of the display panel and the touch panel, and two operation sticks are provided through the two holes. When viewing the first portion from the front, an area except key tops of the operation sticks becomes a display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Masato Kuwahara, Tetsuya Akama, Kochi Kawai, Kazuhiko Koriyama, Hitoshi Tsuchiya