Tactile Based Interaction Patents (Class 715/702)
  • Patent number: 11366522
    Abstract: The disclosed wearable apparatus may include (1) a device dimensioned to fit about a body part of a user, (2) a tensioning mechanism that harnesses to the device in a manner that is relative to the fit of the device about the body part of the user, and (3) an actuator couples to the tensioning mechanism that, when actuated, causes substantially tangential movement of the tensioning mechanism relative to a surface of the body part to produce substantially orthogonal movement of the device relative to the surface of the body part. Various other methods, systems, and/or computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Evan Matthew Pezent, Priyanshu Agarwal, Hrvoje Benko, Nicholas Colonnese, Ali Israr, Shea Jonathan Robinson
  • Patent number: 11366524
    Abstract: A tactile stimulation providing system includes: a tactile stimulation pattern generating apparatus for generating a tactile stimulation pattern through a user interface including a plurality of virtual actuators to which positions of a plurality of actuators are mapped; and a tactile stimulation providing apparatus including the plurality of actuators, the tactile stimulation providing apparatus driving the plurality of actuators according to the generated tactile stimulation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: BHAPTICS INC.
    Inventor: Ki Uk Gwak
  • Patent number: 11354017
    Abstract: A display method and a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes: receiving a sliding operation of a user on a screen of a mobile terminal; determining a target response area on the screen of the mobile terminal, in response to the sliding operation; determining a target desktop page corresponding to the target response area from at least one desktop page of the mobile terminal, according to a correspondence relationship of response area and desktop page, where each response area corresponds to one desktop page; and controlling the screen to display the target desktop page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junjie Zhao
  • Patent number: 11335302
    Abstract: A dual-screen client device includes a user interface for providing content and application tools to a user in an easy to use manner. Different inputs of the user interface are presented to the user on one or both of the screens depending on a current state of the device and in response to user operation. Content such as an item of interest in a particular application is presented on one screen while tools or other inputs for that application are provided on the other screen. Through user operation of the interface or physical manipulation of the client device, the content and tools are swapped between the dual screens. For instance, buttons and menus can be brought up front to a closer screen for quick input, while active content (e.g., video chat, full image, drawings) is presented on the farther screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Bernardo Núñez Rojas
  • Patent number: 11334164
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an enclosure having a transparent cover defining a touch-sensitive surface, a display positioned within the enclosure and below the transparent cover, and a haptic device configured to produce a haptic output along the touch-sensitive surface. The haptic device may include a battery element electrically coupled to the display, a magnetic element, and a coil assembly fixed with respect to the enclosure and configured to induce an oscillatory movement of the battery element parallel to the display to produce the haptic output. In other examples, the coil assembly may be coupled to the battery element and the first and second magnetic elements may be fixed with respect to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody C. Fu, Erik G. de Jong, Christopher R. Pasma, Katharine R. Chemelewski, Rex T. Ehman, Brad W. Simeral
  • Patent number: 11321951
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for vehicle operator gesture recognition and transmission of related gesture data. More particularly, apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for vehicle operator gesture recognition and transmission of related gesture data to at least one geographic map programming interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11320960
    Abstract: The embodiments of the disclosure provide an icon display method, device and terminal. The method includes: displaying a user interface of a first application program; receiving a call out command, the call out command being configured to request to call out a target icon set; and displaying the target icon set according to the call out command, the target icon set comprising one or more target icons corresponding to the first application program. The technical solutions provided in the embodiments of the application realize that the icons, needed to be displayed, are dynamically adjusted based on different running applications, so that the icons can be displayed more freely and the operating requirements can be met better.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Fang Song
  • Patent number: 11308450
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for generating personalized smart responses. A messaging system receives a message transmitted as part of a communication session between a first user and a second user and determines a set of candidate responses for replying to the message. The messaging system filters the set of candidate responses based on a personalized vocabulary for the first user, yielding a set of personalized candidate responses. The personalized vocabulary for the first user is determined based on member profile data associated with the first user. The messaging system determines, based on a set of personalized candidate selection rules, a subset of the candidate responses, yielding a set of recommended responses to the message, and causes the set of recommended responses to be presented on the second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bing Zhao, Bo Long
  • Patent number: 11308772
    Abstract: A tactile force information presenting system includes: a tactile force presenting device that generates the stimulus; a drive device that drives the tactile force presenting device; and a tactile force non-presenting device that does not generate said stimulus to an operator, and the tactile force presenting device presents the tactile force to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Natsuo Koda, Yosuke Iizuka
  • Patent number: 11295545
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a camera, a display device, a touch panel, and a control device. The control device functions as a controller that, upon specification of, based on a trajectory of a swipe gesture accepted by the touch panel on an image captured by the camera and being displayed on the display device, a strip-shaped region containing start and end points of the swipe gesture and having a predetermined constant width perpendicular to a direction of the swipe gesture, recognizes a text in the specified region, extracts from the recognized text a title of an event and a date of the event, associates the extracted title of the event and date with each other, and sets the associated title of the event and date as schedule data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Diana Denise Basa-Martinez
  • Patent number: 11284251
    Abstract: A mobile device and a method are provided. A mobile device includes a display, a sensor configured to sense a user operation with respect to the display, a fingerprint sensor configured to sense a fingerprint of the user that input the user operation, a storage configured to store preregistered fingerprint information, and a controller configured to perform an operation corresponding to the user operation when the fingerprint sensed by the fingerprint sensor matches the stored fingerprint information and perform a fingerprint registration operation when the fingerprint sensed by the fingerprint sensor does not match the stored fingerprint information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Ho Rhee, Jae-hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11281563
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for facilitating actionable insights for performance of web products in database systems according to one embodiment. In one embodiment and by way of example, a method includes dynamically running simulation of modifications to performance factors associated with a web product, and collecting actionable insights associated with the performance factors based on one or more of cost-benefit ratings of the performance factors, one or more delivery platforms, one or more device types. The method may further include recommending, based on the actionable insights, one or more adjustments to one or more of the performance factors to enhance performance of the web product, and facilitating, based on the recommendations, the one or more adjustments to one or more virtual knobs corresponding to the one or more performance factors to facilitate one or more modifications to one or more metrics to enhance the performance of the web product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Billy Ma, Jiten Oswal
  • Patent number: 11275444
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shape-variable electronic device and an operation method of the same and, more specifically, the shape-variable electronic device includes: a substrate having a cell region; a light source unit on the cell region; and a flexible layer vertically spaced apart from the light source unit. The flexible layer includes an actuator part that changes a shape of the flexible layer, and the actuator part includes: a photo-thermal response part that receives light emitted from the light source unit and generates thermal energy; a deformation part which receives the thermal energy from the photo-thermal response part and of which mechanical stiffness is reduced; and a top electrode and a bottom electrode on both surfaces of the deformation part, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sung Ryul Yun, Suntak Park, Seongcheol Mun, Bong Je Park, Seung Koo Park, JaeWoong Yoon, Inwook Hwang, Jeong Muk Lim
  • Patent number: 11252467
    Abstract: Methods and systems for dynamically navigating content are provided. An input to perform content navigation may be detected; in response, several selectable navigation settings are displayed, each navigation setting being associated with a navigation interval. An input indicating a selection of a navigation setting may be received and an input about a navigation amount may be received. Based on the navigation amount, navigation within the navigation interval is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankur Anil Aher, Charishma Chundi
  • Patent number: 11231802
    Abstract: A haptic communication system includes either a switch assembly or a compilation of discretely installed components. The switch assembly and the installed components utilize a haptic actuator to elicit tactile and/or audibly perceptible haptic outputs. The switch assembly and/or a collective haptic communication system includes a processor communicating with the actuator. Computerized instructions cause the processor to receive a message from an external system, identify either an audio or vibrational output signal, and communicate the output signal to the actuator. The audio or vibrational output signal causes the actuator to propagate a respective pressure wave that elicits an audible or inaudible, vibrational response at the output surface of the actuator. The pressure wave causes tactilely and/or audibly perceptible vibration within the individual switch assembly or within an overall installation such as a seat or steering assembly in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Joyson Safety Systems Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Jason Lisseman, Nicholas Borgerding, Erick Staszak
  • Patent number: 11232759
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a display panel, a first layer, a signal applying unit, and a controller. The display panel displays an image. The first layer is formed on a first surface of the display panel. A shape of the first layer is changed when a first signal is applied to the first layer. The signal applying unit applies the first signal to the first layer. The controller controls the display panel to display the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaejoong Kwon, Youngjun Seo, Hyesog Lee, Hyosun Kim, Byungchoon Yang, Chio Cho
  • Patent number: 11221747
    Abstract: A method for operating a function in a touch device capable of simultaneously changing an option and executing the function based on an input touch event during execution of a function using a function button provided in a certain mode which is executed in a touch device supporting touch based input and an apparatus thereof is provided. The method includes executing a second function associated with option setting according to a touch event input to a function button; and executing a first function allocated to the function button according to an option value set by the second function when the input touch event is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhong Jeong
  • Patent number: 11221733
    Abstract: An application control method includes detecting, by a terminal, a user operation that is based on an application icon, where an application represented by the application icon has at least one associated function, and starting, by the terminal in response to the user operation, an associated function corresponding to the user operation, where the associated function corresponding to the user operation belongs to the at least one associated function. The at least one associated function of the application includes at least one of an associated application of the application, a function provided by the application, a system function associated with the application, or a twin application of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changkuan Chen, Meng Wang, Guangyuan Gao
  • Patent number: 11221734
    Abstract: Provided is a punch-hole screen display method and a terminal. The punch-hole screen comprises a display area and at least two hole-regions disposed in the display area for light to enter. The method comprises: acquiring, by the terminal, a display mode switching instruction; determining a display mode of the punch-hole screen based on the display mode switching instruction, the display mode defines a target screen area and a display manner of the target screen area in a bright screen state, and the target screen area is a display zone associated with the hole-regions in the display area; and displaying the target screen area in the display manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsang-chih Wu, Yung Chi Wen
  • Patent number: 11209974
    Abstract: An example of an information processing apparatus causes an object displayed on a display device to move based on a drag operation performed by a user. The information processing apparatus acquires input coordinates of the drag operation performed on the object. The information processing apparatus calculates a change amount of the input coordinates from when the drag operation has been started. The object moves based on the input coordinates during the drag operation. The information processing apparatus causes the object to move while performing a correction to make the object away from the input coordinates so that a distance between the input coordinates and coordinates of the object becomes larger in a case where the change amount is large than in a case where the change amount is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NINTENDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yosuke Oshino, Yusaku Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11206321
    Abstract: An electronic device that includes a mobile terminal and a case coupled to the mobile terminal, wherein the case includes a first body that is formed to accommodate a portion of the terminal body, a second body in which a second display is disposed, and a wiring unit that electrically couples the first body and the second body to transfer data received from the mobile terminal to the second display, wherein in a state where a first screen information including an input area is displayed on the first display and a second screen information is displayed on the second display, the controller is configured to capture the second screen information displayed on the second display in response to receiving a predetermined input to the input area and to cause the first display to display the captured second screen information in the input area of the first screen information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Heyryung Min, Jungbin Lee, Minhaeng Cho
  • Patent number: 11182063
    Abstract: A method for operating a function in a touch device capable of simultaneously changing an option and executing the function based on an input touch event during execution of a function using a function button provided in a certain mode which is executed in a touch device supporting touch based input and an apparatus thereof is provided. The method includes executing a second function associated with option setting according to a touch event input to a function button; and executing a first function allocated to the function button according to an option value set by the second function when the input touch event is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhong Jeong
  • Patent number: 11169763
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a device having a mobile terminal and a case to which the mobile terminal is coupled. The device comprises the mobile terminal includes: a terminal body coupled to the case; and a first display coupled to the case. The case includes: a first body formed to accommodate part of the terminal body; a second body having a second display; and a wiring portion for electrically connecting the first and second bodies to each other, and through which data received from the mobile terminal is transferred to the second display. And a controller of the mobile terminal provides a signal indicating a usable state of the second display to a relevant application, and supplies an operation power to the second display based on a request signal from the relevant application, if a coupled state of the terminal body to the first body is sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Dongjin Lim
  • Patent number: 11169684
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes a detection unit and a control unit that is configured to perform control to switch a display image to a second image when a first image is displayed and an input position is moved a first amount from a first position in a direction, switch to a third image when the first image is displayed and an input position is moved a second amount from the first position in the direction, switch to the first image in accordance with movement of the input position to the first position without input operation cancellation when the third image is displayed, and switch to the first image when, from a state where switching to the third image is performed, a certain position input is performed without input operation cancellation, even an input operation is cancelled outside a certain range from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ryo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11137302
    Abstract: A compound sensor that is capable of being used with robotics is provided such that the compound sensor includes a distance measurement unit and a pressure measurement unit. Further, a contact detection unit, which is dedicated to performing a detection when a measurement target contacts with a surface of the sensor is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Kandori
  • Patent number: 11120706
    Abstract: A gadget for a multimedia management of computing devices enables the blind and the visually impaired to use desktop computers, laptops, tablet PCs, handheld PCs, smart phones and all other mobile computing devices which use a screen that is touch sensitive to communicate with users, and that can convert that touch into vibrations of different intensity or frequency. The program background (5) communicates with users by using colored image contents (3), braille characters, vibrations, sounds, music and spoken words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: FEELIF, D.O.O.
    Inventor: Zeljko Khermayer
  • Patent number: 11121661
    Abstract: A method for minimizing settling of a moving mass of an electromagnetic load may include determining a polarity and a magnitude of a velocity of the moving mass based on real time measurements of one or more parameters associated with the electromagnetic load and based on the polarity and the magnitude of the velocity, generating a braking signal to be applied to the moving mass that opposes the polarity of the velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Janko, Emmanuel Marchais, Carl Ståhl
  • Patent number: 11119651
    Abstract: A method for displaying a multi-task management interface, a device, a terminal and a storage medium are provided. The method includes receiving a touch operation acting on a target screen region, where the target screen region is the first screen region or the second screen region; and displaying a multi-task management interface based on the touch operation, where the multi-task management interface is configured to display at least one running application that is in a running state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhe Liang, Zhenzhou Lu, Xiaodong Li, Lan Li
  • Patent number: 11106288
    Abstract: An electronic communications method includes receiving, by a device, electronic information. The electronic communications method further includes receiving, by the device, additional electronic information. A time period between receiving the electronic information and the additional electronic information is less than another time period between receiving the electronic information and the additional electronic information by using a standard keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: John Walter Downey
  • Patent number: 11102414
    Abstract: An electronic device has multiple cameras and displays a digital viewfinder user interface for previewing visual information provided by the cameras. The multiple cameras may have different properties such as focal lengths. When a single digital viewfinder is provided, the user interface allows zooming over a zoom range that includes the respective zoom ranges of both cameras. The zoom setting to determine which camera provides visual information to the viewfinder and which camera is used to capture visual information. The user interface also allows the simultaneous display of content provided by different cameras at the same time. When two digital viewfinders are provided, the user interface allows zooming, freezing, and panning of one digital viewfinder independently of the other. The device allows storing of a composite images and/or videos using both digital viewfinders and corresponding cameras.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Lukas Robert Tom Girling, Linda L. Dong, Henrique Penha, Paulo Michaelo Lopez, Behkish J. Manzari
  • Patent number: 11087515
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable storage media are disclosed for losslessly exchanging image layer data between image applications by generating an edit-restricted layer for one image application to represent an incompatible or unsupported image layer from another image application. For example, the disclosed system can determine that one or more image layers in a layered image file formatted for a layered image application include characteristics incompatible (e.g., unsupported) with a feature-restricted image application. The disclosed system can then generate an edit-restricted image layer representing the image layer(s) in the feature-restricted image application by limiting or preventing edit operations to the edit-restricted layer as a type of preview object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: William Eisley, Sandeep Pradhan, Robert Sargent, Puneet Gupta, Paul George, Harjot Singh, Frank Stokes-Guinan, Ashish Anand, Abhishek Garg
  • Patent number: 11068952
    Abstract: A storage medium having software instructions configured to cause a processor to receive a series of user preferences, a user's requested dates of availability, transmit a request for tattoo service providers matching the series of user preferences, and receive a series of tattoo service providers matching the user preferences. The instructions are also configured to cause the processor to display an image of a map including the user's desired geographic location, and to display the series of tattoo service providers with a series of visual indicia. The series of visual indicia are overlaid on the image of the map based on geographic coordinates of the series of tattoo service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Joseph Ankave
  • Patent number: 11062498
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing a program and method for animating a pull-to-refresh gesture. The program and method provide for receiving a pull gesture in a messaging application; selecting, in response to receiving the pull gesture, a set of users corresponding to contacts in the messaging application; and displaying a set of images for each user in the set of users, in association with refreshing screen content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Voss, Christie Marie Heikkinen, Daniel Rakhamimov, Laurent Desserrey, Susan Marie Territo, Edward Koai, Joseph Timothy Fortier
  • Patent number: 11061562
    Abstract: A method for providing haptic feedback to an operator of a touch-sensitive display device. The method includes providing an operator interface to be represented in the display device as image data; the operator interface having at least one button assigned to a function to be controlled, graphically displayed in the operator interface, and graphically delimited from the rest of the operator interface; analyzing the image data for a presence and a position of shapes for representing a button; determining an intended display region of a shape, which is to be represented and is identified as a button; representing the image data of the operator interface in the touch-sensitive display device; outputting haptic feedback in response to detection of contact with the touch-sensitive display device in the region of a surface of the touch-sensitive display device which is assigned to a display region of a shape identified as a button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Kussmann, Ingo Hermanns, Markus Langenberg, Werner Poechmueller
  • Patent number: 11055111
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a touch sensitive display and one or more processors. The touch sensitive display presents a first user actuation target and a second user actuation target, and detects touch input at the first user actuation target and the second user actuation target, optionally within a predefined time. The one or more processors switch, in response to the touch input, the electronic device from a first mode of operation to a second mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Zhu
  • Patent number: 11048473
    Abstract: An electronic device with one or more processors and memory includes a procedure for enabling conversation persistence across two or more instances of a digital assistant. In some embodiments, the device displays a first dialogue in a first instance of a digital assistant user interface. In response to a request to display a user interface different from the digital assistant user interface, the device displays the user interface different from the digital assistant user interface. In response to a request to invoke the digital assistant, the device displays a second instance of the digital assistant user interface, including displaying a second dialogue in the second instance of the digital assistant user interface, where the first dialogue remains available for display in the second instance of the digital assistant user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Carson, Daniel Keen, Evan Dibiase, Harry J. Saddler, Marco Iacono, Stephen O. Lemay, Donald W. Pitschel, Thomas R. Gruber
  • Patent number: 11048470
    Abstract: A device predicts when a user will have difficulty seeing user interface elements displayed on a display due to bright lighting conditions. In response to predicting that a user will have difficulty seeing user interface elements displayed on the display due to bright lighting conditions, the device changes a display theme for the user interface elements to a visually improved display theme. Furthermore, the device audibly plays back, via a device speaker, a readout of the user interface elements displayed on the display. The readout is an audible reading or description of the user interface elements displayed on the display. The device also optionally communicates with an additional device (e.g., a smartwatch or other wearable devices) connected to the device to cause the additional devices to also audibly play back, via a speaker of the additional device, the readout of the user interface elements displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Daniel C. Chisu, Si Chen
  • Patent number: 11048949
    Abstract: An interactive autonomous driving system for an autonomous driving vehicle may include: a target mapping device that determines whether an obstacle is present in a predetermined range of a target selected by a passenger and outputting obstacle information; a target attribute determination device that determines a target attribute based on the obstacle information and outputs target controllable item information; and a processor that generates control mode recommendation information selectable by the passenger based on the target controllable item information and outputs target attribute information and a selected control mode when control mode selection information is received from the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Byoung Joon Lee, Seong Sook Ryu, Sam Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 11029846
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and apparatus for content searching using a dynamic search keyboard. A method for searching for content includes displaying, on a display device, a search page including at least a dynamic search keyboard and a search bar. A character is selected on the dynamic search keyboard using a remote control device. The selected character is displayed on the search bar. The dynamic search keyboard is reconfigured using the selected character as the focus and relevant characters are positioned proximate to the selected character based on search algorithm analysis. The reconfigured dynamic search keyboard is displayed. The character selection and dynamic search keyboard reconfiguration are repeated until an exit action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Yogesh Govind Pophale
  • Patent number: 11016653
    Abstract: Methods and system for enabling locally generated transition graphics interaction with virtualized host computer service includes receiving a control command issued by a user to control screen data currently being rendered at the display device, at a display device of a client device. The control command is transmitted to the host computer service for processing. The host computer service processes the control command and returns updated screen data to the client device. In response to the receipt of the updated screen data, the client device identifies a desired screen effect associated with the control command. The updated screen data received from the host computer service is packaged at the client device with data associated with the desired screen effect to generate a visual response at the client device. The packaged screen effect is returned to the display device for rendering, in response to the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen D. Vilke, Paul Hinks
  • Patent number: 11011138
    Abstract: A terminal and a control method for simultaneously executing a plurality of applications are provided. The mobile terminal includes a display unit to output a first screen and a second screen overlapping at least a portion the first screen as a higher screen than the first screen and a control unit to control transparency based on occurrence of a preset event of at least a first region of the first screen on which an object corresponding to the preset event is output or a second region of the second screen overlapping the first region according to a preset scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaewoon Kim, Seungjae Lee, Kyueun Yi
  • Patent number: 11001147
    Abstract: The operating unit comprises an actuator, which mechanically excites an operating element. The actuator comprises a support strip made of a resilient material. Piezo elements, which are connected to the support strip in a shear-resistant manner, are located on both outer surfaces of the support strip. As a result of the alternate arrangement of the piezo elements, the support strip assumes an undulating form when moving out of its inactivated state. One side of the support strip is mechanically connected to the operating element and the other side is mechanically connected to a counterbalance. The support strip itself is mechanically fixed in the housing. In its inactivated state, the operating element and the counterbalance are at a different distance from one another than in the undulating activated state, wherein they move in opposite directions and thus lead to a compensation of dynamic forces acting on the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: BEHR-HELLA THERMOCONTROL GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Kirsch, Harri Pankratz, Dirk Nagel
  • Patent number: 11003351
    Abstract: An information device and display processing method that allow any position in an image to be enlarged or reduced, and the degree of enlargement or reduction to be performed in an intuitive and intelligible manner The information device receives a predetermined touch operation performed on touch panel, retrieves a second image corresponding to a first image displayed on a display unit in accordance with the location of the touch operation, displays the second image within a ring-shaped frame image in accordance with the position of the touch manipulation, receives a subsequent touch operation of the touch panel along the ring-shaped frame image, and changes the second image in accordance with the operational amount and operational direction of the subsequent touch operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GREE, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroki Natsuyama
  • Patent number: 10976805
    Abstract: Controlling the provision of a warning to a user in a virtual environment of a virtual reality (VR) system are presented as embodiments of a method, system, and computer program product. One example comprises identifying one or more elements within a user's virtual environment. Each element is associated with a descriptor that describes an expected user behavior associated with the element. Based on the descriptor of each of the one or more identified elements, the method then comprises controlling the provision of a warning to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Pilot
  • Patent number: 10963089
    Abstract: A tactile sensation providing apparatus includes a touch sensor, a tactile sensation provider that provides a tactile sensation on a touch surface of the touch sensor, a proximity sensor that detects the approach of an object to the touch sensor, and a controller that starts driving of the tactile sensation provider in accordance with detection by the proximity sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10956003
    Abstract: Methods and system pertaining to displaying vehicle data parameters (VDP) are described. A vehicle service tool (VST) with a display can receive vehicle data messages or signals from a vehicle to receive the VDP. Some of the VDP can be associated with a PID. The VST can display VDP thresholds and indicators when a received VDP has breached a VDP threshold. The VST can determine being changed from a landscape orientation to a portrait orientation or vice versa and responsively change the presentation of VDP graphs displayed by the display. The display can receive various inputs such as a drag-and-drop or pinch-and-expand input to alternatively change the presentation of the VDP graphs being displayed. Changing a VDP presentation of graphs can include resizing or repositioning one or more VDP graph windows including a VDP graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Snap-on Incorporated
    Inventors: Joshua Covington, April Reynald
  • Patent number: 10949015
    Abstract: A display control apparatus comprising: a touch detection unit that detects an touch operation on a display surface of a display unit; an image switching unit that performs a first image switching operation when the touch position is moved in a first direction within a first area, and performs a second image switching operation when the touch position is moved in the first direction within a second area; and a control unit that controls to perform the first image switching operation when the touch position is moved in the first direction after the touch is detected in the second area and, when the touch position is moved to the first area, an angle of a moving direction is greater than a predetermined angle with respect to the first direction, and moving speed is faster than a predetermined speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryo Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10936123
    Abstract: In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a touch screen system is provided that includes a housing, a display screen, one or more capacitive sensors, and one or more force sensors. The display screen is mounted on the housing. The one or more capacitive sensors are coupled to the display screen, and are configured to generate capacitive sensing data pertaining to possible inputs from a user of the touch screen system. The one or more force sensors are configured to generate force sensing data pertaining to the possible inputs for use in confirming the possible inputs from the capacitive sensing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Smith
  • Patent number: 10931837
    Abstract: Provided is an image processing device including a display unit that displays a function setting screen, a recognition unit that recognizes a trail of an operation of a user on the function setting screen displayed on the display unit, a determining unit that determines a function selected by the user based on a position of the trail of the operation recognized by the recognition unit, an identification unit that identifies an operation condition designated by the user with respect to the function determined by the determining unit based on the trail of the operation recognized by the recognition unit, and a setting unit that performs setting for executing image processing of the function determined by the determining unit using the operation condition identified by the identification unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takao Maekawa
  • Patent number: 10928906
    Abstract: A data entry device for entering predetermined characters by the finger of a user and converting the characters into a sequence of electronic signals representing the entered characters, that comprises a touch sensitive zone (2) on an outer surface, a processor (58) coupled to the touch sensitive zone (2) for sensing the zone (2) is touched, the processor (58) is programmed to recognize predetermined elementary finger movements and combinations thereof and to associate each of them with a character, wherein a closed boundary (10) is defined on the surface of the device above a portion of the touch sensitive zone (2) that has at least one haptic property differing from the haptic properties of the surrounding area, whereby the finger can definitely sense when the boundary (10) is touched, and the boundary (10) has an interior area constituting a data entry field (11) that has a centre region (16) which has at least one haptic property differing from the haptic properties of the portion beyond the centre region
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Geza Balint