Tactile Based Interaction Patents (Class 715/702)
  • Patent number: 10846387
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for managing access based on activities of entities. A computing device can collect data that comprises an image. The computing device can identify an entity that is located in a range of a sensor. The computing device can determine an identity that is associated with the entity and an activity associated with the entity. The computing device can obtain a trust indicator associated with the entity. The computing device can determine, based on the trust indicator, if the activity should be allowed. If the computing device determines that the activity should be allowed, the computing device can initiate allowing of the activity. If the computing device determines that the activity should not be allowed, the computing device can initiate blocking of the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Samuel N. Zellner
  • Patent number: 10845959
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for displaying, by the one or more processors, at least one graphical representation associated with an electronic document on a touchscreen display; and receiving, by the one or more processors, user input to the at least one graphical representation, the user input indicating a touchscreen gesture to the touchscreen display, and in response: determining a type of the touchscreen gesture; determining a degree of the touchscreen gesture; identifying one or more actions based on the type and the degree, each action of the one or more actions being executable to progress through a workflow; and displaying one or more action elements on the touchscreen display, each action element representing an action of the one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Eye, Adam Cianfichi
  • Patent number: 10831342
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the field of information processing technologies, and disclose a method used by a mobile terminal to return to a home screen, a mobile terminal and a storage medium. The method includes: determining whether the screen touching gesture is a gesture for displaying a virtual home screen button; displaying the virtual home screen button when the screen touching gesture on the current page is the gesture for displaying the virtual home screen button, and detecting whether the virtual home screen button is tapped; and returning from the current page to a home screen if the virtual home screen button is tapped. After it is detected that a screen touching gesture on a current page is a gesture for displaying a virtual home screen button, the virtual home screen button is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Cancai Yuan, Junwei Liu, Jintao Qiu
  • Patent number: 10831357
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method is performed at a device with one or more processors, non-transitory memory, a display, and an input device. The method includes displaying, on the display, a playback status indicator regarding playback of a media item. The method includes displaying, on the display, an image associated with the media item. The method includes detecting an input interacting with the image. In response to a first portion of the input, the method includes adjusting the appearance of the image on the display in accordance with the first portion of the input. In response to a second portion of the input, the method includes changing playback of media items on the device in accordance with the input in accordance with the second portion of the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Alan C. Dye, Christopher P. Foss, Cyrus Daniel Irani, David Chance Graham, Drew Domm, Eric Lance Wilson, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Matthew Joseph Cielak, Monika Ewa Gromek, Ofer Morag, Prashant J. Desai, Stephen Olivier Lemay, Taylor Gerard Carrigan, William Martin Bachman
  • Patent number: 10809907
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to provide wireless communication; a touch screen; and a controller configured to display a video screen on the touch screen; in response to a touch and drag on the touch screen with a first finger and without an additional touch pressure applied with the first finger at an end of the touch and drag, display another video screen on the touch screen; in response to the touch and drag on the touch screen with the first finger and with the additional touch pressure applied with the first finger at the end of the touch and drag, control a playback speed of a video on the video screen to correspond to a strength of the additional touch pressure applied with the first finger; and in response to the touch and drag on the touch screen with the first finger and with the additional touch pressure applied with a second finger at the end of the touch and drag with the first finger, control the playback speed of the video on the video screen to correspon
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jie Seol, Soyeon Yim
  • Patent number: 10788428
    Abstract: Systems and methods for measuring the distance to a target object and acquiring scale and point-to-point distance information for that target object in an environment using a remotely operated flying platform, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The system uses on-board sensors and processing techniques to provide discrete or continuous measurements of the distances between points on a target object or the scale of the target object. The addition of on-board three-dimensional measurement capabilities to UAVs (or other flying platforms) allows the collection of distance data. Having this capability enables these systems to acquire distances between points on a single object, such as determining the true scale factors of items in images captured by the UAV, in the course of performing metrology-related tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James J. Troy, Gary E. Georgeson, Scott W. Lea
  • Patent number: 10778617
    Abstract: A method for executing a function of an electronic device is provided. The method includes identifying data of a first application, determining at least one second application in response to a user event and identifying an attribute of each of the at least one second application, and processing the data of the first application based on the attributes of the each of the at least one second application to execute a function related to at least one second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jongmin Kim, Busic Koag, Sanghyun Ahn, Hoyong Choi, Jongwu Baek, Yonghoon Choi, Sangduk Hwangbo, Minho Kim, Yeunwook Lim
  • Patent number: 10777729
    Abstract: An electronic device and control method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a first layer disposed on a surface of the electronic device and configured to be touched or gripped by a user and to generate a signal corresponding to a touch or grip area of the user, a second layer disposed on the first layer and configured to have a surface of the second layer deformed, and a processor configured to detect a user's touch or grip based on the generated signal, and control the second layer to deform a surface of the second layer to have a protrusion pattern on the touch or grip area of the second layer based on the generated signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomasz Robert Gdala, Bartosz Pawel Skorupski, Maciej Wladyslaw Jagiełło
  • Patent number: 10768793
    Abstract: A user interface and a method for changing from a first screen view to a second screen view of a user interface. The method includes detecting an input in an approximation region of an input unit, displaying a message at an edge of the first screen view relating to the possibility of changing over to the second screen view, recognizing a predefined gesture of a user, and changing from the first screen view to the second screen view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Holger Wild, Mark Peter Czelnik
  • Patent number: 10768670
    Abstract: A control method is provided. The control method is applied to an electronic device. The control method includes the following steps: detecting a virtual screen signal; allocating a virtual screen image buffer module for temporarily storing virtual screen image information according to the virtual screen signal; integrating the virtual screen image information and second screen image information into an integrated image data stream by a direct mode; outputting a first screen image data stream to a first screen of an electronic device, so that the first screen displays a first image according to the first screen image data stream; and outputting the integrated image data stream to a second screen of the electronic device, so that the second screen displays a second image according to the integrated image data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Che-Min Lin, Chin-Wen Lin
  • Patent number: 10768752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for interacting with an electronic and/or computer device comprising a control surface, at least one peripheral surface and a plurality of capacitive electrodes positioned at least along the control surface and arranged to detect control objects in a vicinity of said control surface and said at least one peripheral surface, which method comprising steps for (i) detecting (40, 41, 42, 43) a sequence of actions comprising a plurality of elementary actions performed at least partially sequentially, by at least one control object, at least partially in contact with or opposite said at least one peripheral surface and (ii) triggering (44), based on said sequence of actions, of at least one function in said device. The invention also relates to an interface and device implementing this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: QuickStep Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Clément Bonnery, Gilles Lebastard
  • Patent number: 10768882
    Abstract: A method for content displaying of a component includes displaying, on a terminal screen, a first display interface of a component; acquiring a first display instruction; acquiring a second display interface of the component according to the first display instruction; and displaying, on the terminal screen, the second display interface of the component, where the second display interface includes the first display interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianxin Ding, Liping Hu
  • Patent number: 10754532
    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: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10747422
    Abstract: There is provided a computerized method for establishing a communication session with at least one contact based on a cross display gesture, comprising: displaying an array of contacts at a first location on a display of an interactive user interface on a screen of a client terminal; displaying an array of applications at a second location on the display of the interactive user interface, the first and second locations being located on opposite sides of the screen separated by an interactive region of the interactive user interface; identifying a cross display gesture manually performed by the user, the cross display gesture connecting a certain contact of the array of contacts with a certain application of the array of applications while crossing some of the interactive region; and establishing a communication session between the user and the certain contact activated by the certain application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Drupe Mobile Ltd.
    Inventors: Barak Witkowski, Assaf Ziv
  • Patent number: 10712905
    Abstract: A control portion, when a page transition condition is met while a contact position on a touch screen by a contact body operating an icon is in a target area, makes the touch screen perform processing for displaying another page and moving the icon being operated to the other page. The control portion classifies any of the icons which is not in the target area into a first group and any of the icons of which at least a part is in the target area into a second group, and changes the page transition condition depending on whether an icon in the first group is being operated or an icon C in the second group is being operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Kosuke Taki
  • Patent number: 10713005
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for managing dialogs. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a request to perform a task from a user device; obtaining a dialog corresponding to the task; providing multiple protocol buffers to the user device; receiving a voice input and one or more annotated protocol buffers from the user device, the one or more annotated protocol buffers identifying corresponding non-verbal responses to content in the protocol buffers; and using the received protocol buffers to update a state of the dialog and to interpret the voice input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shir Judith Yehoshua, David Kliger Elson, David P. Whipp
  • Patent number: 10712824
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to content-based tactile outputs. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with content-based tactile outputs are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with end-of-content tactile outputs are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with moving a user interface in response to different types of input are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with adjustable item-based tactile outputs are described. In some embodiments, user interfaces associated with input velocity-based tactile outputs are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Camille Moussette, David H. Bloom, Gary Ian Butcher, Dylan Ross Edwards, Jules K. Fennis, Brian T. Gleeson, Miao He
  • Patent number: 10705702
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing device for enabling a plurality of content to be efficiently used on the same screen, the information processing device including: a manipulation detection unit configured to detect a manipulation by a user; and a control unit configured to control display on a screen according to the detection of the manipulation detection unit. The control unit performs control to cause, when the manipulation detection unit detects a manipulation for bringing at least two pieces of content displayed on the screen into contact with each other under control by the control unit, the at least two pieces of content to be displayed in alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Tsuji, Kazuma Igari, Katsuhiro Suzuki, Fumitaka Ozaki, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Allison Marlene Chaney, Julia Anne Framel
  • Patent number: 10705730
    Abstract: Display of supplemental content on a smartwatch wearable mobile device. A method establishes, on supplemental physical display plane(s) of a smartwatch wearable mobile device, virtual display plane(s). The smartwatch includes a primary physical display plane and the supplemental physical display plane(s). The supplemental physical display plane(s) at least partially surround the primary physical display plane. The method displays primary content on the primary physical display plane and supplemental content on the virtual display plane(s). The method also receives touch sensor input from a touch sensor of the smartwatch and maps the touch sensor input to interface element(s) of the supplemental content on the virtual display plane(s). The method selects the interface element(s) based on the mapping the touch sensor input to the interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Mukundan Sundararajan
  • Patent number: 10698601
    Abstract: A second touch zoom solution allows maintaining selection control, and movement of a selection point, during zoom operations not possible through traditional pinch-zoom. A first finger touch to a touch screen establishes a hot spot, selection, or one-finger gesture. Before the first finger is lifted from the touch screen, a second finger is placed on the screen and serves as a zoom control. Dragging the second finger away from the first zooms in; toward the first zooms out. Dragging the first finger does not affect the zoom, even if the motion changes the difference between the two fingers. When the second finger is lifted, the zoom level stays where it is. When the first finger is lifted, the zoom returns to the zoom level before the gesture began.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: PTC Inc.
    Inventor: Michael S. Morton
  • Patent number: 10692399
    Abstract: A braille tactile sensation presenting device includes a tactile sensation presenting unit, a camera, a finger location specifying section, a braille conversion section, and a control section. The tactile sensation presenting unit applies ultrasonic stimulation to a finger of a user and causes the user to feel a tactile sensation. The camera shoots the user. The finger location specifying section specifies, from an image shot by the camera, a position of the finger of the user being held out in the air. The braille conversion section converts given character string into braille. The control section performs control of automatic scrolling on the braille converted by the braille conversion section and control of causing the tactile sensation presenting unit to output, to the position of the finger of the user specified by the finger location specifying section, ultrasonic stimulation representing each character of the braille to be automatically scrolled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Masato Shiose
  • Patent number: 10671243
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for screen operation are provided. The apparatus includes an electronic device. The electronic device includes a display on which one or more objects are displayed, and a processor for controlling a display state of the display. The processor adjusts, based on a location indicated by a received input event, a display location of the one or more objects displayed on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wan Sang Ryu, Young Soo Park, Gang Youl Yu, Yong Sang Yun
  • Patent number: 10664052
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a method for operating an electronic device. The method includes detecting a gesture performed in the electronic device. Further, the method includes identifying an item which is indicated by the gesture. Further, the method includes identifying at least one quantitative parameter associated with the item. Further, the method includes determining a degree based on the at least one quantitative parameter. Further, the method includes generating a feedback with the degree in response to the gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Achintya Dixit, Prakhar Avasthi
  • Patent number: 10664084
    Abstract: Systems and methods for increased security in authentication code entry for touch-sensitive screen enabled devices are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method for enhanced security in entering data to a data entry device comprising at least one computer processor and a touch-sensitive screen may include (1) the touch-sensitive screen displaying a touch instruction, the instruction indicating a touch location where a user touch is to be made on the touch-sensitive screen; (2) the touch-sensitive screen sensing a first touch; and (3) the at least one computer processor determining that the first touch is within a predetermined threshold of the touch location indicated by the touch instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: VeriFone, Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Hajimusa, Glen Robson
  • Patent number: 10656820
    Abstract: The described technology is directed towards scrollable user interface containers, and allows mixing snap items and smooth items in the same container. Snap point ranges that correspond to container snap items are specified, such as by pixel values or per container item to be rendered. When because of a scroll operation a snap item of the container overlaps a boundary of a viewing port (e.g., if rendered), the scroll position is adjusted based upon a snap point range limit to snap the snap item for rendering based upon the viewing port boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HOME BOX OFFICE, INC.
    Inventor: Brendan Joseph Clark
  • Patent number: 10656824
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus has a display unit operable to display an object, a contact detection unit operable to detect a plurality of contact points on the display unit, and a control unit operable to control the object displayed on the display unit so as to be movable with use of the contact detection unit. When the control unit detects contact with a display range of the object displayed on the display unit with use of the contact detection unit, detects contact with an active range of a display screen other than the display range of the object, and further detects a movement instruction to the object, then the control unit controls the object so as to be movable within the active range. Thus, use of a contact detection unit capable of a plurality of contact points permits a user's intuitive operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuki Isono
  • Patent number: 10658083
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various aspects of remote presence interfaces (RPIs) for use on portable electronic devices (PEDs) to interface with remote telepresence devices. An RPI may allow a user to interact with a telepresence device, view a live video feed, provide navigational instructions, and/or otherwise interact with the telepresence device. The RPI may allow a user to manually, semi-autonomously, or autonomously control the movement of the telepresence device. One or more panels associated with a video feed, patient data, calendars, date, time, telemetry data, PED data, telepresence device data, healthcare facility information, healthcare practitioner information, menu tabs, settings controls, and/or other features may be utilized via the RPI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: INTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Charles S. Jordan, Andy Young, Mei Sheng Ng, Yair Lurie, Fuji Lai, Timothy C. Wright, Cody Herzog, Blair Whitney, Bill Rizzi, James Ballantyne, Yulun Wang, Cheuk Wah Wong, Justin Kearns, Orjeta Taka, Ramchandra Karandikar
  • Patent number: 10657779
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating a haptic output from an audio signal having a continuous stream of sampled digital audio data are provided. A haptic processing system receives the digital audio data, analyses the digital audio data for processing and extracts haptic signals for generating a haptic effect through an actuator. The method includes passing the digital audio signal on through dynamic processor(s), adjusting the dynamic range of the digital audio signal, extracting the signal envelope of the audio data, synthesising low-frequency signals from the extracted signal envelope, and enhancing the low-frequency content using a resonator. The haptic output is generated by mixing the digital audio signal with outputs from the different modules of the haptic processing system. An analytics module monitors, controls and adjusts the processing of the digital audio signal at the noise gate module, the compressor module and the envelope module to enhance the haptic output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Lofelt GmbH
    Inventors: Maximilian Weber, Daniel Büttner, Sebastian Roos, James Mazur
  • Patent number: 10649537
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are provided for displaying a mapping application user interface. The mapping application user interface may include at least a first display area and a second display area. A method may be provided for displaying the mapping application user interface that includes displaying on the first display area, a map of a geographic location; displaying on the second display area a plurality of categories for filtering of the plurality of geographic objects with the plurality of categories being grouped according to context information; and changing the display of the plurality of geographic objects on the first display area, in response to detection of a first input gesture on the second display area, wherein, for example, the second display area is proximate to a user's thumb for facilitating performing of the first input gesture using one-handed interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Beaurepaire, Sven Krome
  • Patent number: 10642381
    Abstract: A vehicular control unit includes a touch sensor on which a predetermined area is set, a tactile sensation presentation unit, a pressing detector, and a controller that enables operation of a vehicle mounted apparatus in response to an input to the touch sensor when pressing is equal to or higher than a first pressure. The controller is configured to: when the operation of the vehicle mounted apparatus is enabled, within a first time period, cause the tactile sensation presentation unit to present a tactile sensation corresponding to enablement of the operation of the vehicle mounted apparatus; in the case of a first slide in a direction going out of the predetermined area, cause the tactile sensation presentation unit to present a tactile sensation corresponding to the first slide; and in the case of a second slide in a direction going into the predetermined area, cause the tactile sensation presentation unit to present a tactile sensation corresponding to the second slide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 10642480
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes a touchscreen and a controller controlling the touchscreen to output a running screen of a 1st application including a prescribed information, the controller receiving a handwriting input through the touchscreen, the controller controlling the touchscreen to output a running screen of a 2nd application mapped to the received 1st handwriting input to a prescribed region on the outputted running screen of the 1st application, wherein the running screen of the 2nd application includes at least one portion of the prescribed information. Accordingly, a control of running an application and a control of sending a message are facilitated based on a handwriting input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daebum Kim, Eunmin Youk
  • Patent number: 10635191
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a display, a sensor, and a controller. The display has a screen. The sensor is configured to detect an inclination. The controller is configured to display a first object on the screen and display a second object associated with the first object on the screen in accordance with the inclination detected by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyazawa, Seiji Suzuki, Yasushi Okumura
  • Patent number: 10635264
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus including a first control unit laying out displaying a first operation screen for selecting a use target program from among at least one program upon an operation of a first display element, and a second control unit selecting an operation screen related to a first program related to the at least one second display element upon an operation of a second display element, wherein the first control unit selects, in a case where a specific program is installed or started up and the first display element is operated, an operation screen related to the specific program instead of the first operation screen, wherein the second control unit selects, in a case where the specific program is installed or started up and the second display element corresponding to the first program before the specific program is installed or started up is operated, another operation screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoji Araki
  • Patent number: 10635134
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods that enable users to customize operation of a touch-sensitive secondary display. An example method includes: displaying, on primary display, a first UI for a first application; while secondary display is operating in an adaptive display mode: (i) displaying, on a respective portion of the touch-sensitive secondary display, application-specific user interface elements selected based on current state of the first UI; and (ii) receiving a request to operate the secondary display in a persistent mode; in response to receiving the request, operating the touch-sensitive secondary display in the persistent display mode; and after changing focus to a second UI for a second application: displaying, on the primary display, the second UI; and maintaining display, on the respective portion of the secondary display, of UI elements associated with the persistent display mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Raymond S. Sepulveda, Chun Kin Minor Wong, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 10628031
    Abstract: Provided are a control instruction identification method and apparatus, and a storage medium. The method includes: detecting a first touch event executed on a touch screen, where the first touch event is used for indicating a touch position and a pressing pressure value when a touch operation is performed on the touch screen; converting the first touch event into a direction input event according to a predetermined policy; and identifying a control instruction according to the direction input event. The control instruction corresponds to the first touch event and is to be executed on the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Haowen Wang
  • Patent number: 10620821
    Abstract: A page sliding method is provided. The method includes: detecting, by a computing terminal, a sliding touch control operation on a display interface. The sliding touch control operation involves multiple touch points on the display interface. The method also includes obtaining, by the computing terminal, the number of the multiple touch points and a sliding speed of at least one of the multiple touch points; and determining a sliding speed of the sliding touch control operation according to the number of the multiple touch points and the sliding speed of the at least one of the multiple touch points. The method also includes: sliding, by the computing terminal, the page on the display interface according to the sliding speed of the sliding touch control operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Renfang Liu
  • Patent number: 10613808
    Abstract: A method is performed at a computing system with a first housing that includes a primary display and a second housing at least partially containing (i) a physical keyboard and a touch-sensitive secondary display (“TSSD”) that is distinct from the primary display. The method includes: displaying, on the primary display, a first user interface for an application and displaying, on the TSSD, a first set of affordances corresponding to a first portion of the application. The method further includes: detecting a swipe gesture on the TSSD. If the swipe gesture was performed in a first direction, the method includes: displaying a second set of affordances corresponding to the first portion on the TSSD. If the swipe gesture was performed in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction, the method includes: displaying a third set of affordances corresponding to a second portion of the application on the TSSD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Duncan R. Kerr, John B. Morrell, Lawrence Y. Yang, Eric Lance Wilson, Adam S. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10604179
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a system and method for providing stability control to a machine includes generating a yaw signal at a gyroscope disposed on the machine and receiving the yaw signal at a controller in communication with the gyroscope. The controller is also in communication with a user input that generates control signals for driving at least one plant of the machine. The controller is configured to alter the control signals provided to the at least one plant from the user input based at least in part on the yaw signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: DANFOSS POWER SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Brian Spranger
  • Patent number: 10606539
    Abstract: The computing system includes a primary display, memory, and a housing at least partially containing a physical in put mechanism and a touch screen adjacent to the physical input mechanism: displays, on the primary display, a first user interface, the first user interface comprising one or more user interface elements; and identifies an active user interface element among the one or more user interface elements that is in focus on the primary display. In accordance with a determination that the active user interface element that is in focus on the primary display is associated with an application executed by the computing system, the computing system displays a second user interface on the touch screen, including: (A) a first set of corresponding to the application; and (B) at least one system-level affordance corresponding a system-level functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Traer Bernstein, Duncan R. Kerr, John B. Morrell, Lawrence Y. Yang, Eric Lance Wilson, Adam S. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10602302
    Abstract: A method or apparatus provides binaural sound that originates to a person at a location inside a field of view (FOV) provided to the person by an electronic device. The electronic device determines when the location of the binaural sound moves outside the FOV and assists the person in determining the location of the binaural sound. A display of the electronic device displays a visual indication that shows a direction to the location of the binaural sound outside the FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Philip Scott Lyren
  • Patent number: 10572647
    Abstract: A touchscreen unlocking method and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes receiving an unlocking instruction triggered by a user by sliding a control on a touchscreen; reading a corresponding user-defined screen locking configuration file according to the unlocking instruction; and performing an unlocking operation on the touchscreen according to the corresponding user-defined screen locking configuration file. In the present disclosure, when a user triggers unlocking, an unlocking operation is performed on a touchscreen according to a user-defined screen locking configuration file; and an unlocking control on the touchscreen can be self-defined and randomly set by the user, and different effects such as animation, sound, and vibration may be displayed in different states, thereby greatly improving unlocking convenience and fun, and meeting the requirement that the user hopes to self-define an unlocking manner according to the preference of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Jing Zhang, Neng Liu
  • Patent number: 10558340
    Abstract: A computing device includes at least one processor; a display device; and at least one module. The at least one processor may be operable to store data that defines a plurality of discrete graphical elements (DGE's), wherein the plurality of DGE's includes at least one root DGE, and wherein dismissal of the root DGE causes dismissal of all of the plurality of DGE's. The at least one module may be operable to output a particular DGE of the plurality of DGE's; output, for display, the root DGE, responsive to receiving a first indication of user input of a particular input type; and ignore the second indication of user input to refrain from dismissal of the root DGE, responsive to receiving a second indication of user input of the particular input type within a threshold time duration that is initiated responsive to outputting the root DGE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mindy Pereira, Daniel Marc Gatan Shiplacoff, Mark Thomas Renouf, Ned Burns
  • Patent number: 10558310
    Abstract: An onboard operation apparatus includes an operation panel having an operation face touch-operated on by a fingertip of a user, an output part outputting an operation signal that corresponds to an operation element touch-operated, a vibration instrument causing the user to feel vibration, a position sensor detecting the touch position by a fingertip, and a vibration control part controlling the actuation of the vibration instrument. The onboard operation apparatus further includes a trace calculation part calculating the movement trace of a touch position, and a prediction part predicting whether the touch position reaches a second operation element within a predetermined time. The vibration control part has an entering vibration control part and a holding control part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Higuchi
  • Patent number: 10552514
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods are disclosed for emphasizing particular text in reflowable content. Primary text, such as keywords or sentences related to a most recent input, and secondary text, such as row(s) of text including the keywords and/or sentences, are determined. The primary text may be emphasized using a first effect and the secondary text may be emphasized using a second effect, while an opacity of non-emphasized text may be reduced. Content is displayed initially with the first effect, the second effect and the reduced opacity, and an animation sequence removes the first effect and the second effect and increases the opacity in intervals until the content is displayed uniformly. Thus content that is of interest to a reader (such as a previous reading location) may be emphasized when a screen refreshes with reflowed content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Stanton Todd Marcum, Michael Patrick Bacus, Timothy Thomas Gray
  • Patent number: 10545661
    Abstract: A touch screen device allowing a selective input of a free line according to the present invention first displays, when a user applies a touch input onto a touch screen, a free line according to the touch input on the touch screen, removes the free line when an additional touch input is not applied within a predetermined threshold time, and maintains the display of the free line when an additional touch input having predetermined fixed gesture information is applied onto the touch screen, so that only when the user applies a right touch input onto the touch screen, the touch screen device supports the user to fix the free line input by the user, thereby promoting convenience to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HANCOM FLEXCIL, INC.
    Inventors: Changil Lee, Hongshik Kim
  • Patent number: 10540016
    Abstract: The embodiment of an Unlimited Reach and Touch Tablet comprises a computer peripheral device with which two or more internet users may, through their respective Tablets and software application, physically connect by transmitting 3-dimensional hand impressions, made into each Tablet's surface button array, to form the hands' reciprocal shape on a remote receivers' Tablet button array (11) which raises when a remote user[s] press[es] their hands (29) into their Tablets' surface button array (11). The Tablet is a device housing an array of polymer buttons (20) that comprises two polymer springs per button (26,28), a shape memory alloy spring per button (27), an electric switch per button (24), and two circuit boards (22,23) that react to, and signal up and down button movements made by each users' pressing the devices' surface button arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey Thomas Johnson
  • Patent number: 10534638
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device are provided in which, in response to a first user input, a stack of partially overlaid visual elements is displayed in response to the first user input. Each visual element corresponds to an application that is running in the electronic device and includes an index item representing the corresponding application. A second user input for selecting a visual element from the stack of partially overlaid visual elements is received through the touchscreen. An execution screen of an application corresponding to the selected visual element is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Youngjoo Park, Sehwan Park, Minjeong Kang, Jinhee Choi
  • Patent number: 10535043
    Abstract: A calendar view smoothly and progressively transitions between different calendar views. Instead of snapping to a week view in response to changing from a month view to the week view, the month view progressively transitions to the week view while receiving an interaction. For example, the week view may smoothly expand while the view of the other weeks in the month smoothly decrease in size while the interaction is being received. A user may navigate between different calendar views such as year to month, month to week, week to multiple days, days to single days, and the like. When navigating month to month, week to week, day to day, and the like, the transitions between each time element are progressively and smoothly transitioned. Task information or other information that is displayed in the calendar progressively transitions to show more or less information depending on the interaction being received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk Fernandes, Kathryn Elizabeth Suskin, Zachary Justin Miller, Robert Meyer, Nelson Siu, Choon-mun Hooi, Jonathan Cadiz
  • Patent number: 10504481
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile terminal and method for controlling the same. The present invention provides a mobile terminal including a sensing unit, a display unit, a processor, wherein the processor is configured to execute an Always on Display (AOD) mode for enabling the display unit to be always turned on at low power while executing at least one application in a background state, display the at least one application or at least one controller corresponding to the at least one application on the display unit in the AOD mode after executing the AOD mode, and perform a quick-operation after sensing an input signal for controlling the application or the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunhye Kim, Minkyoung Shin, Juha Hyun, Arim Kwon, Juhye Lee, Taehoon Cho
  • Patent number: 10490063
    Abstract: A method for managing at least one network element device in a network using a network manager device and a wireless control device. The method may include associating at least one scene with at least one actuator of the wireless control device. The wireless control device may detect at least one actuation of the at least one actuator. Subsequent to the detection of the at least one actuation, the wireless control device may sense a movement of the wireless control device with an accelerometer in the wireless control device. The wireless control device may then send a communication regarding a character of the movement from the wireless control device to the network manager device. The network manager device may instruct the at least one network element device to implement the scene based at least in part on the character of the movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Fibar Group S.A.
    Inventor: Adam Pudlowski