Player-actuated Control Structure (e.g., Brain-wave Or Body Signal, Bar-code Wand, Foot Pedal, Etc.) Patents (Class 463/36)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10872499
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided. A system comprises a processor circuit and a memory coupled to the processor circuit. The memory comprises machine-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor circuit, cause the processor circuit to receive, from a pressure sensor of an input device of a gaming device, a first pressure parameter value corresponding to a first amount of pressure being applied by a player to the input device at a first input location for a first time duration, determine, based on the first amount of pressure and the first time duration, an emotional of the player. The processor circuit further modifies an operating characteristic of the gaming device based on the emotional state of the player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: IGT
    Inventors: Michael Russ, David Froy, David Small, Stefan Keilwert, Fayez Idris
  • Patent number: 10831258
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing a touch operation is provided. The apparatus includes a display to display an image, a coordinate input to input a coordinate on a display screen of the display, and a processor to execute a process. The process including determining first input detected as a first specifying operation specifying an area on a display screen. The process also includes determining, when a second input is detected and the first input is continuously detected, the first and the second inputs as a second specifying operation. Also, the process includes determining, when one of the first and the second inputs is discontinued after determining the second specifying operation, a continuing and remaining input as the first specifying operation which treats the continuing and remaining input as the first input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE ENIX
    Inventors: Yuuichi Tanzawa, Daisuke Miyata, Yoshimasa Asao, Tetsuro Uchida, Kazuya Tomii
  • Patent number: 10824224
    Abstract: A VR motion simulator allowing a user to experience a vertical motion in VR environment by analyzing a pressure distribution of a sole of the user and estimating a posture of the user, and a method of implementing a vertical motion action of a user in VR. The simulator includes a pressure distribution image generating module generating a pressure distribution image of a sole of a user at a time of a vertical motion of the user; a sole position tracking module analyzing the pressure distribution image to detect the sole of the user, and track a position of the sole on the basis of movement of the detected sole to output sole position tracking information; and a posture estimating module estimating a posture of the user on the basis of the sole position tracking information to output posture estimation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Dae Hwan Kim, Su Ran Park, Ki Hong Kim
  • Patent number: 10827151
    Abstract: A method is provided using a system mounted in a vehicle. The system includes a rear-viewing camera and a processor attached to the rear-viewing camera. When the driver shifts the vehicle into reverse gear, and while the vehicle is still stationary, image frames from the immediate vicinity behind the vehicle are captured. The immediate vicinity behind the vehicle is in a field of view of the rear-viewing camera. The image frames are processed and thereby the object is detected which if present in the immediate vicinity behind the vehicle would obstruct the motion of the vehicle. The processing is preferably performed in parallel for a plurality of classes of obstructing objects using a single image frame of the image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: MOBILEYE VISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Gideon Stein
  • Patent number: 10825261
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to automatic adjustment of position and orientation of a virtual character in a virtual scene of a virtual reality application. The initial position and orientation of the virtual character may be determined by sensors. The position and orientation of the virtual character may be adjusted without user action to a predetermined position and orientation for automatically triggering an event in the virtual reality application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jin Jiang
  • Patent number: 10809797
    Abstract: A system including a computing device receiving a first indication, the first indication indicating that a plurality of sensor modules are positioned in placeholders in a container device, wherein the placeholders are configured to hold the plurality of sensor modules at pre-determined positions and orientations in the container device. In response to the first indication, the computing device calibrates orientation measurements of the plurality or sensor modules relative to a first common reference system based on the pre-determined positions and orientations in the container device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Finch Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexey Ivanovich Kartashov, Viktor Vladimirovich Erivantcev, Alexander Sergeevich Lobanov, Iakov Evgenevich Sergeev, Daniil Olegovich Goncharov, Roman Tagirovich Karimov
  • Patent number: 10805516
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for aggregation and control of remote video surveillance cameras. In some embodiments, an alert may be received from a point of presence (PoP) system. Based on the alert, it may be determined to obtain video data collected from a plurality of PoP systems. A video stream may be generated using the video data, wherein the video stream comprises data identified in the alert. The video stream may be transmitted to a requesting PoP system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ronald L. Billau, Vincenzo V. Di Luoffo, Dan P. Dumarot
  • Patent number: 10773156
    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: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
    Inventor: Roelof Roderick Colenbrander
  • Patent number: 10761609
    Abstract: An interface device includes a first fixed portion and a first rotation portion which are fixed to a body, a first power portion which is connected to the first fixed portion and the first rotation portion and provides power to the first rotation portion, and a control unit which controls the first power portion to control rotation of the first rotation portion when receiving a signal from an external device, and the first power portion switches the first rotation portion to a free state of being rotatable by external force or a control state of being not rotatable by external force in accordance with a signal of the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: REALGAM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yon Woo Chung, Bok Sung Oh, Yun Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10758184
    Abstract: Unique methods and bio-imaging systems are introduced herein for self-automated self-operable biomedical devices and methods for bio-signal monitoring, such as electrocardiograms (ECG), heart rate, and other vital signs, requiring no trained medical assistance or minimal assistance. In particular, methods and devices disclosed herein may require no dedicated medical resources, generate diagnostic quality results, and provide for motion artifact correction without inducing discomfort or irritation. Moreover, long term recording is realizable. Such methods and devices reduce the backlog of patients at out-patient wards as well as emergency response in remote areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, PT. JNM MEDICAL COLLEGE
    Inventors: Subhanshu Gupta, Kavita Shashank Gupta
  • Patent number: 10747326
    Abstract: The present invention provides a motion detecting system, which includes a light source module, a plurality of image sensors and a control unit. The light source module illuminates at least one object. The image sensors respectively detect the object under the light emitted by the light source module to generate a plurality of detection results. The control unit is coupled to the image sensors, and generates a control command according to the detection results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventors: Sen-Huang Huang, Ming-Tsan Kao, En-Feng Hsu, Yu-Hao Huang, Nien-Tse Chen
  • Patent number: 10741028
    Abstract: There is provided an output control device to realize the control of the output position at the device more efficiently, the output control device including: a controller that, on the basis of a common signal to be employed by a plurality of devices, conducts an output control in regard to a plurality of output units provided in the device. The common signal includes information specifying an output unit serving as a control object. The controller generates a control signal derived by correcting the output unit serving as the control object on the basis of positional information of the device and the common signal which are acquired, and conducts the output control specific to the device on the basis of the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryo Yokoyama, Ikuo Yamano, Osamu Ito, Yosuke Matsuzaki
  • Patent number: 10732197
    Abstract: A system configured for stabilizing or balancing objects in an upright state. The system includes a motion system with an upper support surface for receiving an object that is positionable in a vertical state. The system includes a sensor assembly with at least one sensor generating sensor data by tracking at least one of three dimensional (3D) position and angular movement for the object. The system includes a controller with a stabilizing module to process the sensor data to determine when the object is tipping from the vertical state, and, in response to the tipping away of the object from the vertical state, the stabilizing module generates control signals to modify operations of the motion system to move at least a portion of the upper support surface in contact with a lower contact surface of the object through stabilizing movements, whereby the object remains balanced in the vertical state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Lanny S. Smoot, David Loyal Christensen, Gunter D. Niemeyer
  • Patent number: 10728313
    Abstract: A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to Future Connection Engine that generates a select pairing of member accounts for a potential social network connection. The Future Connection Engine predicts, according to the prediction model, a first number of subsequent social network connections for a first member account in the select pairing that will occur after establishing the potential social network connection and a second number of subsequent social network connections for a second member account in the select pairing that will occur after establishing the potential social network connection. The Future Connection Engine generates connection recommendations for display to the select pairing based on whether the first and/or the second number of subsequent social network connections satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Aastha Jain, Shilpa Gupta, Myunghwan Kim, Shaunak Chatterjee, Hema Raghavan, Souvik Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10717002
    Abstract: In a state in which operation input for causing a first game character to move is being inputted by a user, the first game character is caused to move in response to the operation input, and the first game character is caused, during the movement, to perform an action that artificial intelligence decided as an action that the first game character is to perform in relation to a second game character. In a state in which the operation input is not being inputted by a user, the first game character is caused to perform an action that artificial intelligence decided as an action that the first game character is to perform in relation to the second game character.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoji Shirakami, Prasert Prasertvithyakarn
  • Patent number: 10719943
    Abstract: A program stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium executable on a computer to perform discriminating a fiducial marker from captured images successively output from a camera, based on marker information representing associations between fiducial markers and object identifiers, identifying start points of one or more structured markers in the captured images based on the discriminated fiducial marker and position information defined in association with the fiducial marker, determining states of the one or more structured markers continuing from the start points, and outputting an operation instruction in accordance with the determined states of the one or more structured markers to an object discriminated based on the object identifier associated with the discriminated fiducial marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: CYGAMES, INC.
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Ishiyama, Shuichi Kurabayashi
  • Patent number: 10695679
    Abstract: One particular implementation of the present invention may take the form of a method and apparatus for providing various movements as input to a video game. The method and apparatus may detect the body movements of a video game player and interpret those movements as inputs to the video game. The video game may then compare the movements of the user to expected movements to determine if the correct movement was performed by the user. The video game may also display a video game environment that instructs and interacts with the user to perform several movements of the video game. In this manner, the method and apparatus may provide a move realistic and dynamic video game experience than previous video games that only allowed the player to press buttons as inputs to the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: C. Matthew Dawson, Emily Tyndall, Kristin Mae Yee, David Neil Christenson, Edward Gilmore Martin, James Patrick Rowe, Casey Shane Nelson, Jamison R. Titera, Paul Mombourquette, Rich Reagan
  • Patent number: 10684703
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. An example process includes initiating a virtual assistant session responsive to receiving user input. In accordance with initiating the virtual assistant session, the process includes determining, based on data obtained using one or more sensors of the electronic device, whether one or more criteria representing expressed user disinterest are satisfied. In accordance with determining that the one or more criteria representing expressed user disinterest are satisfied prior to a first time, the process includes automatically deactivating the virtual assistant session prior to the first time. The first time is defined by a setting of the electronic device. In accordance with determining that the one or more criteria representing expressed user disinterest are not satisfied prior to the first time, the process includes automatically deactivating the virtual assistant session at the first time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Musa M. Hindi, Rohit Dasari, Trungtin Tran
  • Patent number: 10685488
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system/method for entertaining a person includes providing a head mounted display to play one or more erotic contents; sensing one or more body parameters including head position, eye gaze, or hand gesture and modifying an erotic content based thereon; and rendering modified erotic video on the head mounted display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Naveen Kumar
  • Patent number: 10678342
    Abstract: A method of virtual user interface interaction based on gesture recognition comprises detecting two hands in a plurality of images, recognizing each hand's gesture, projecting a virtual user interface on an open gesture hand when one hand is recognized with a point gesture and the other hand is recognized with an open gesture, tracking an index fingertip of the point gesture hand, determining whether the index fingertip of the point gesture hand is close to the open gesture hand within a predefined rule, interpreting a movement of the index fingertip of the point gesture hand as a click command when the index fingertip of the point gesture hand is close to the open gesture hand within the predefined rule, and in response to the click command, generating image data with a character object of the virtual user interface object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: XRSpace CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peter Chou, Feng-Seng Chu, Yen-Hung Lin, Shih-Hao Ke, Jui-Chieh Chen
  • Patent number: 10671172
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to using gestures to supplant or augment use of a standard input device coupled to a system. It also relates to controlling a display using gestures. It further relates to controlling a system using more than one input device. In particular, it relates to detecting a standard input device that causes on-screen actions on a display in response to control manipulations performed using the standard input device. Further, a library of analogous gestures is identified, which includes gestures that are analogous to the control manipulations and also cause the on-screen actions responsive to the control manipulations. Thus, when a gesture from the library of analogous gestures is detected, a signal is generated that mimics a standard signal from the standard input device and causes at least one on-screen action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Ultrahaptics IP Two Limited
    Inventor: David Holz
  • Patent number: 10661174
    Abstract: An image generation system includes a processor including hardware, the processor being configured to implement an object space setting process, an image generation process generating a projection image, a process receiving a captured image from an imaging section, and a hit determination process calculating a screen spotlight position based on a position of a spotlight within the captured image, calculates a direction from a set position toward the screen spotlight position to be an emission direction of an emitting element, and determines whether or not an object among the plurality of objects disposed in the object space has been hit based on the calculated emission direction, the screen spotlight position being a position of the spotlight on a projection screen, the spotlight being formed by light emitted from the emitting element, and the set position being set to be a representative position of the emitting element or a player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BANDAI NAMCO GAMES INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Minato, Mitsugu Makino, Futoshi Matsushita, Motonaga Ishii
  • Patent number: 10661168
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for processing information, an apparatus for processing information, an electronic device, and a computer-readable storage medium. The method includes: in case that at least one of a touch sliding event passing a control and a touch sliding event starting from a control is detected, calculating a distance between a current position of a touch point of the touch sliding event and a position of the control in real time; and under the distance is greater than a first preset threshold, adjusting at least one of a direction and a distance of an emission operation for a corresponding skill of the control performed on a virtual character according to the current position of the touch point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NETEASE (HANGZHOU) NETWORK CO.,LTD.
    Inventor: Zhaoda He
  • Patent number: 10625152
    Abstract: A controller can include a controller body having a cavity disposed in a back side of the controller body, a module member that is physically distinct and separate from the controller body removably coupleable to the controller body, the module member having a body sized and shaped to be received in the cavity, and at least one actuator that protrudes from a side of the member body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Jason Biheller
  • Patent number: 10621766
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a character input method, a character input device, and a wearable device. The character input method includes: acquiring a background image; determining a portion of the background image as a control region; superimposedly displaying a character input interface and the background image; and moving the control region relative to the character input interface to select a particular character in the character input interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingjie Li
  • Patent number: 10558794
    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: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Cody Myers, Meron Myers
  • Patent number: 10549195
    Abstract: A gaming object includes an orientation sensor that generates orientation data in response to the orientation of the gaming object. An actuator that generates interaction data in response to an action of a user. A transceiver sends an RF signal to a game device that indicates the orientation data and the interaction data. The game device generates display data for display on a display device that contains at least one interactive item, and wherein the at least one interactive item is interactive in response to the orientation data and the interaction data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Ahmadreza (Reza) Rofougaran, Maryam Rofougaran, Nambirajan Seshadri, Brima B. Ibrahim, John Walley, Jeyhan Karaoguz
  • Patent number: 10543424
    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 gaming controller is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: John Elias Fahmie
  • Patent number: 10530822
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing network dependencies for streaming content is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a host streaming server is configured to host a plurality of host virtual machines for hosting a host instance of a plurality of content packages and provide the selected instances of the content packages to a plurality of client gaming devices over a network. Each of a plurality of local streaming servers is associated with a group of client gaming devices and communicates with the host streaming server over the communication network. A local streaming server has a memory storing at least one content package, and is configured to host one or more local virtual machines for hosting a local instance of the host instance. A director module controls migration of the host instance to the local instance from the host streaming server to at least one of the plurality of local streaming servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Bally Gaming, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin S. Lyons
  • Patent number: 10525340
    Abstract: To allow users who usually play games on a personal computer to enter input to game consoles for domestic use without being stressed. A controller system for game consoles is made up of a game console controller 100 and a mouse 200. The mouse 200 is identical to an ordinary mouse. The game console controller 100 has a structure resembling a part of a keyboard that is used for common personal computers and equipped with at least six keys 120 in a 2-by-3 array. The mouse 200 and the game console controller 100 can be attached to and removed from each other via a cable 210 extending from the mouse 200. The connection between them is an USB connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: HORI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Muramatsu, Koichiro Amano, Yoshinori Konishi
  • Patent number: 10512840
    Abstract: A player terminal pertaining to an embodiment of the present invention functions as a device that provides a game to a player. Since the player terminal is configured to determine a player's operation input on the basis of the change in the size of a figure that is moved by the player in an image inputted via an in-camera, it is possible to determine the player's operation input on the basis of a player action in which the figure is moved farther away from or closer to the in-camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: DeNA Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidehito Kojima
  • Patent number: 10503163
    Abstract: A remote control apparatus includes: a main controller, a wireless transmission chip, a gyroscope chip and an operating device; wherein the wireless transmission chip is electrically connected with the main controller; the gyroscope chip is electrically connected with the main controller; the operating device is electrically connected with the main controller. The gyroscope chip is used for detecting an inclination angle of the remote control apparatus relative to a horizontal plane, and sending a first electric signal representing a positioning status of the remote control apparatus to the main controller. The main controller is used for detecting an input level when the operating device is operated by an operator, and sending a second electric signal representing a movement direction instructed by the operating device to the wireless transmission chip. The wireless transmission chip transmits the second electric signal to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: YUNEEC TECHNOLOGY CO., LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu Tian, Wenyan Jiang
  • Patent number: 10489983
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for managing the sensory stimulus generated by a head mounted display (HMD). One method includes an operation for identifying the game state of a game being executed for display on a head mounted display (HMD). Further, the method includes an operation for determining the game intensity value for the game state based on user intensity ratings obtained from user play of the game. The user intensity ratings represent the level of sensory stimulus presented to users during the user play of the game via the HMDs of the respective users. Further, the method includes an operation for presenting the game intensity value to the HMD for rendering during execution of the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Xiaodong Mao
  • Patent number: 10478114
    Abstract: A brain dysfunction assessment device (100) comprises: a body movement indicator (10) which presents a body movement to be performed to a subject with a body movement presentation device (2); a body movement data acquisition unit (20) which acquires the subject's body movement data with a body movement detection sensor (3); a body movement accuracy calculation unit (30) which calculates a positional accuracy and a time sequence accuracy of the subject's body movement from the acquired body movement data; and a cognitive dysfunction assessment unit (40) which assesses the level of cognitive dysfunction of the subject by comparing a value which indicates the accuracy of the subject's body movement that is obtained from the calculated positional accuracy and time sequence accuracy with statistical data which indicates the accuracy of body movement of healthy individuals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: MAXELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuko Sano, Akihiko Kandori, Kanako Esaki, Kazuhiro Kaizaki, Shinya Katsuki, Kenji Katsumata, Tomohiko Mizuguchi, Yasushi Saito, Tamotsu Nagabayashi, Tomochika Yamashita, Takumi Okamura
  • Patent number: 10471345
    Abstract: A gaming controller includes a handgrip, an elongated portion, a pedal system, and a communications interface. The handgrip has a forward facing surface that defines an aperture. The handgrip defines a pivot point along the aperture. The elongated portion extends from the handgrip, forward of the forward facing surface. The pedal system is disposed within the aperture of the handgrip. The pedal system includes a pedal disposed along the forward facing surface of the handgrip. The pedal has a first end proximate the elongated portion and an opposing second end spaced from the elongated portion. The pedal is coupled to the pivot point of the handgrip such that the pedal is selectively pivotable between a nominal position, a first position, and a second position. The communications interface is configured to facilitate transmitting inputs to the portable gaming device based on a current position of the pedal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Arkade, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua Allan Fuchs, Joel Kort, Chuck Seltzer
  • Patent number: 10463955
    Abstract: To provide an information processing device, an information processing method, a program, and an information storage medium that make it possible to reproduce vibration of a controller according to conditions of execution of a program. A play time vibration control section (44) performs control to vibrate a controller according to conditions of execution of a program. A capture control section (46) performs control to capture a moving image showing executed contents of the program. An associating section (48) associates vibration information indicating a vibration of the controller with at least part of the captured moving image, the at least part of the captured moving image being associated with an image displayed on a display section in timing in which the controller is controlled to vibrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Masaaki Sakata
  • Patent number: 10449443
    Abstract: A virtual reality system includes a stage kit, a motion tracking system, and a VR engine. The kit corresponds to plans associated with VR representations, and includes fixed and moveable props that are represented in one or more of the representations. The kit has a stage including a marked platform with accessory mounts to affix the fixed props to the platform, and stage sections that are interconnected according to the markings to form said platform. The platform is configurable according to differently dimensioned plans. The motion tracking system generates tracking information corresponding to the props and a VR participant on the stage. The VR simulation engine receives the tracking information, and employs that tracking information to generate the VR representations that simulate a virtual environment with virtually represented objects corresponding to the props, where the props are arranged according to a corresponding stage plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Unchartedvr Inc.
    Inventors: Kalon Ross Gutierrez, John Duncan, Douglas Griffin, Richard Schulze
  • Patent number: 10445358
    Abstract: A method of indexing multimedia content by creating database records that include location data is disclosed. Devices that generate multimedia content also generate location data corresponding to the location of the device when the content is generated. The location data includes geographical coordinates such as latitude and longitude as well as orientation and tilt. Other data may be recorded such as date and time of day, and light exposure. The content and location data are communicated to a Content Index Processor (CIP) that creates a database record from the location data and determines classifications for the database record that can be used by a person that is searching for particular multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Thomas O'Neil, Kenneth H. Rosen
  • Patent number: 10427036
    Abstract: The invention provides an improved controller (10) for a games console. The invention is a games controller (10) that is intended to be held by a user in both hands. Additionally, the controller of the invention (10) may comprise a plurality of controls located on the front and top of the controller. The controller of the present invention (10) is advantageous as it additionally comprises at least one additional control (11A, 11B) located on the rear of the controller (10) in a position to be operated by the middle fingers of a user (12). The additional control (11A, 11B) may be a paddle lever and may replicate the function of either one of two of the controls located on the front or top of the controller (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ironburg Inventions Limited
    Inventors: Simon Burgess, Duncan Ironmonger
  • Patent number: 10423292
    Abstract: In some implementations, vehicle data indicating a state of a vehicle is received. A current vehicle context is determined based on the vehicle data. Message data indicating one or more candidate messages is received, with each message having a corresponding display context. It is determined whether a particular message of the candidate messages has a display context that matches the current vehicle context. In response to determining that a particular message of the candidate messages has a display context that matches the current vehicle contexts, the particular message is provided for output on a display of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Victor Chan, Joseph Pieter Stefanus van Grieken, Anthony Jesse Chen