Tactile Based Interaction Patents (Class 715/702)
  • Patent number: 12032768
    Abstract: Implementations include methods of controlling a haptic response comprising receiving a force signal from a force sensor; determining a force magnitude associated with the force signal; comparing the force magnitude with an initial threshold force amount to determine whether the force magnitude exceeds the initial threshold force amount; measuring an elapsed time that the force magnitude exceeds the initial threshold force amount; comparing the elapsed time to a minimum elapsed time; if the elapsed time being greater than the minimum elapsed time, generating a haptic feedback control signal, the haptic feedback control signal causing a haptic actuator to propagate a plurality of pressure waves at a propagation frequency, the propagation frequency being proportional to the force magnitude; and generating a scroll control signal that causes a menu system to scroll through a plurality of menu options provided by the menu system at a scroll frequency associated with the propagation frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Joyson Safety Systems Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Borgerding, Jason Lisseman, Kevin Chrustowski, David Andrews
  • Patent number: 12032818
    Abstract: A method is provided for modifying an image. The method comprises displaying an image, the image comprising a portion of an object; and determining if an edge of the object is in a location within the portion. The method further comprises detecting movement, in a member direction, of an operating member with respect to the edge. The method still further comprises moving, if the edge is not in the location, the object in an object direction corresponding to the detected movement; and modifying, if the edge is in the location, the image in response to the detected movement, the modified image comprising the edge in the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyazawa, Tetsuo Ikeda, Fuminori Homma, Reiko Miyazaki, Ken Miyashita, Shoichiro Moriya
  • Patent number: 12023835
    Abstract: An injection moulding machine having a machine controller and a control unit, capable of starting up the injection moulding machine from a switched-off mode or a standby mode into a production operation for producing injection-moulded parts and to shut down back into a switched-off or standby mode. Start-up and shutdown of the injection moulding machine are each divided into a number of phases, and a sequence of specific machine movement commands and/or specific machine mode change commands is pre-programmed for each phase of start-up and for each phase of shutdown. One or more control elements are provided on the control unit which, when actuated, activate a pre-programmed sequence so that a phase of start-up or shutdown can be started, the functions of start-up or shutdown of the injection moulding machine associated with the machine movement command and/or the machine mode change command of this sequence then being triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: NETSTAL MASCHINEN AG
    Inventors: Björn Denzler, Daniel Müller, Manfred Hausmann
  • Patent number: 12028178
    Abstract: Conferencing system and methods for facilitating conferencing sessions in an environment using virtual assistant systems and artificial intelligence algorithms are disclosed. Virtual assistant systems may be integrated into devices of the conferencing system in order to enable higher quality experiences with the virtual assistant by providing improved audio and visual feedback. The conferencing system can provide improved control, configuration, and interaction with the devices of the conferencing system through use of artificial intelligence algorithm that processes voice commands and characteristics of the environment and conferencing sessions, which can result in better system performance and increased user satisfaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Aaron Law, Chad Wolf Reid, Kevin Othel Foy
  • Patent number: 12026310
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for controlling a user interface with a wearable device, such as a smart watch, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes detecting, by an extend reality (XR) device, a wearable device, communicably connecting the XR device to the wearable device, and manipulating a user interface in a virtual environment displayed on a display in the XR device with the wearable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Young-Cheol Yu, Yuya Tanaka, Yoji Osako
  • Patent number: 12008231
    Abstract: A touch-panel cellular phone specifies an invalid area not accepting a user's input operation on a touch panel in advance. The cellular phone detects a user's touch area on the touch panel so as to execute a function pre-assigned to the touch area not encompassed by the invalid area. Additionally, it is possible to reduce and display menu icons in the display area precluding the invalid area on the touch panel. Thus, it is possible to prevent an error operation when a user holding a cellular phone inadvertently touches the touch panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoya Makiguchi
  • Patent number: 11995071
    Abstract: In embodiments, method and systems are provided for facilitating identification of field values based on an extraction rule. In some implementations, a graphical user interface receives first input identifying an extraction mode that defines at least a portion of how to extract values from fields of events, and further receives second input configuring an extraction rule that defines at least a first field of the fields based on the extraction mode. The second input may include selecting a delimiter type for a delimiter mode, or specifying fields from a sample event for a regular expression mode. As such, an extraction rule may be configured, and a first set of the values from the events may be assigned to the first field based on the extraction rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventor: Jesse Brandau Miller
  • Patent number: 11989348
    Abstract: Method for generating haptic feedback responses using haptic augmentations starts with processor receiving a media content item from a first client device and receiving from the first client device a selection of a haptic overlay associated with a haptic feedback response to be applied to the media content item. The processor generates a modified media content item by overlaying the haptic overlay on the media content item. The processor receives from the first client device a selection of a second user associated with the second user and causes the modified media content item to be displayed by a second user interface of the second client device. The processor detects a selection of the haptic overlay from the second client device, and in response to detecting the selection of the haptic overlay, causing the second user interface to generate the haptic feedback response. Other embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander P. Powell, Mark Thomas
  • Patent number: 11989479
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided that includes a first display unit including a first display; a second display unit including a second display disposed on a side of the first display and being rotatable with respect to the first display unit about a rotation axis extending in a front-rear direction such that an angle formed by the first and displays change; an angle and angular velocity acquisition unit that acquires the angle formed by the first and second displays and angular velocity of the angle; and a control unit that, when a user rotates the second display unit with respect to the first display unit, determines whether a horizontal direction of a video to be displayed on the first and second displays is made to match a vertical direction or a left-right direction based on the angle and the angular velocity acquired by the acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Kano, Yoshihiko Nishizawa, Kentaro Usui
  • Patent number: 11989407
    Abstract: A method is provided for modifying an image. The method comprises displaying an image, the image comprising a portion of an object; and determining if an edge of the object is in a location within the portion. The method further comprises detecting movement, in a member direction, of an operating member with respect to the edge. The method still further comprises moving, if the edge is not in the location, the object in an object direction corresponding to the detected movement; and modifying, if the edge is in the location, the image in response to the detected movement, the modified image comprising the edge in the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke Miyazawa, Tetsuo Ikeda, Fuminori Homma, Reiko Miyazaki, Ken Miyashita, Shoichiro Moriya
  • Patent number: 11983321
    Abstract: A display device is configured to display a virtual world. A hand-mounted device is adapted to be worn on a hand of a user and includes an ultrasound transducer and a contact sensor. The ultrasound transducer is configured to emit an ultrasound haptic. The contact sensor is configured to detect a sensor value. A processor is configured to obtain a real position of the hand-mounted device to determine a virtual position of a virtual hand in the virtual world and to determine a virtual distance between the virtual hand and a virtual object in the virtual world based on the virtual position. The processor is configured to determine the hand of the user is open based on the sensor value and in response to the virtual distance being smaller than a contact distance and the hand being open, enable the ultrasound transducer to emit the ultrasound haptic to the finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Fang Yu Cheng
  • Patent number: 11983401
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to selecting a virtual item from a virtual grid in a three-dimensional (3D) sensory space. It also relates to navigating a virtual modality displaying a plurality of virtual items arranged in a grid by and automatically selecting a virtual item in a virtual grid at a terminal end of a control gesture of a control object responsive to a terminal gesture that transitions the control object from one physical arrangement to another. In one implementation, the control object is a hand. In some implementations, physical arrangements of the control object include at least a flat hand with thumb parallel to fingers, closed, half-open, pinched, curled, fisted, mime gun, okay sign, thumbs-up, ILY sign, one-finger point, two-finger point, thumb point, or pinkie point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: ULTRAHAPTICS IP TWO LIMITED, , United Kingd
    Inventors: Bingxin Ku, Pohung Chen, Isaac L. Cohen, Paul A. Durdik
  • Patent number: 11971749
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a communication device comprising a housing with a front body and a main body. The front body comprises a display unit having a plurality of layers attached to one another. The plurality of layers comprises a suspension layer and a second layer, wherein one of the layers is a display. At two opposing edges of the suspension layer, the suspension layer extends laterally beyond at least the second layer. The suspension layer is suspended by attachment of the two opposing edges to the main body. By extending the suspension layer laterally beyond at least the second layer of the plurality of layers and by attaching the suspension layer to the main body, the entire display unit is efficiently suspended and is movable up and down in a manner efficient for the emission of sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ossi Maenpaa, Jouni Tapio Mäki
  • Patent number: 11966576
    Abstract: A screen icon operating method includes collecting user sliding operation information. The sliding operation information includes a first location, a sliding speed, pressing duration before sliding, or a sliding direction The first location is an initial location of a user sliding operation. When the first location is not located on an icon, when the sliding speed is less than a sliding speed threshold, moving icons on a display page by columns or by rows in the sliding direction, or when the first location is located on the icon, the method determines that the pressing duration is greater than or equal to a first duration threshold and less than or equal to a second duration threshold, and moves column icons or row icons in the sliding direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuchi Ma, Bifeng Tong, Xiaohu Zhao, Rigele Te
  • Patent number: 11961410
    Abstract: Systems and methods to measure and affect focus, engagement, and presence of users may include measuring a variety of aspects of users engaged in particular activities. Individual user characteristics or preferences and attributes of activities may be taken into account to determine levels of focus for particular users and activities. A variety of sensors may detect aspects of users engaged in activities to measure levels of focus. In addition, a variety of output devices may initiate actions to affect levels of focus of users engaged in activities. Further, a variety of processing algorithms, including machine learning models, may be trained to identify desired levels of focus, to calculate current levels of focus, and to select actions to change or boost levels of focus. In this manner, activities undertaken by users, as well as interactions between multiple users, may be made more engaging, efficient, and productive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Shude Lin, Johan Christer Liedgren, Ana Sande do Vale Pinto da Silva, Wasiq Bokhari, Hilliard Bruce Siegel
  • Patent number: 11954289
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices and non-transitory, computer-readable storage mediums are disclosed for a wearable multimedia device and cloud computing platform with an application ecosystem for processing multimedia data captured by the wearable multimedia device. In an embodiment, a wearable multimedia device projects a virtual interface (VI) on a surface using a laser projector. The VI includes a first user interface element and a second user interface element partially overlapping the first user interface element. The device detects, based on sensor data from at least one of a camera or a depth sensor of the wearable multimedia device, that a user has positioned a finger in proximity with the first user interface element. In response, the device modifies a visual characteristic of at least one of the first user interface element or the second user interface element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Humane, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Luke Kocienda, Imran A. Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 11941178
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a touch module, a motion sensor, a memory, and a control unit. The touch module is configured to generate a touch signal. The motion sensor is configured to detect motion of the electronic device to generate motion data. The memory stores a preset motion condition. The control unit is electrically connected to the touch module, the motion sensor, and the memory, and configured to: receive the motion data; and determine whether the motion data meets the preset motion condition or not, and generate a virtual touch signal when the motion data meets the preset motion condition. A control method applied to the electronic device is further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Wen Fang Hsiao, I-Hsi Wu, Shin-Yi Huang
  • Patent number: 11921926
    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 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Camille Moussette, David H. Bloom, Gary Ian Butcher, Alan C. Dye, Dylan Ross Edwards, Jules K. Fennis, Brian T. Gleeson, Miao He, Matthew J. Sundstrom
  • Patent number: 11910003
    Abstract: Processing methods for motion compensation, an encoder, and a decoder are provided. The method includes the following. Determine a search position constellation with a point pointed by an initial motion vector as a center point, where the search position constellation includes N directions, search for at least one search point by using at least one type of step lengths in the directions, where the at least one search point at least includes at least one search point in diagonal directions. Search for at least one search position from the search position constellation based on a preset range coverage rule, where the preset range coverage rule is to arrange search points in the directions for search. Obtain a new motion vector according to the at least one search position, and perform motion compensation based on the new motion vector to obtain a prediction value of a coding unit (CU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Junyan Huo, Yanzhuo Ma, Shuai Wan, Fuzheng Yang, Ze Guo
  • Patent number: 11907856
    Abstract: In some examples, a computer system may receive sensor data and failure data for equipment. The system may determine, for the equipment, a plurality of time between failure (TBF) durations that are longer than other TBF durations for the equipment. The system may determine, from the sensor data corresponding to operation of the equipment during the plurality of TBF durations, a plurality of measured sensor values for the equipment. Additionally, the system may determine a subset of the measured sensor values corresponding to a largest number of the TBF durations of the plurality of TBF durations. The system may further determine at least one operating parameter value for the equipment based on the subset of the measured sensor values. The system may send a control signal for operating the equipment based on the operating parameter value and/or a communication based on the operating parameter value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoaki Hiruta, Chetan Gupta, Ahmed Khairy Farahat, Kosta Ristovski
  • Patent number: 11893701
    Abstract: A preferred method for dynamically displaying virtual and augmented reality scenes can include determining input parameters, calculating virtual photometric parameters, and rendering a VAR scene with a set of simulated photometric parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Terrence Edward McArdle, Benjamin Zeis Newhouse
  • Patent number: 11893879
    Abstract: A stimulus presentation device 13 that stimulates a user with air from a plurality of air guns 14 arranged so as to surround the user includes a control unit 132 that determines respective ejection times at which a plurality of air streams are to be ejected at given time intervals which allow the user to perceive an apparent motion as well as respective ejection azimuth directions in which the plurality of air streams are to be ejected and causes the air streams to be sequentially ejected from the respective air guns 14 disposed in the individual ejection azimuth directions at the individual ejection times and an adjustment unit that determines a plurality of different body sites on a body of the user to which the plurality of air streams are to be applied and adjusts respective ejection angles of the individual air guns 14 such that respective muzzles of the air guns 14 are pointed at the plurality of body sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Toki Takeda, Arinobu Niijima, Takafumi Mukouchi, Takashi Sato
  • Patent number: 11875014
    Abstract: Disclosed in this application are an icon arrangement method, an electronic device, and a storage medium. The method includes: receiving a first input performed by a user in a case that a first icon is displayed; and displaying first index information of the first icon in response to the first input and updating a display position of the first icon to a position corresponding to the first index information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Quancai Liu
  • Patent number: 11853474
    Abstract: A method including determining historical user data associated with an event occurring on a wearable device, determining a probability of interacting with an object on a display of the wearable device based on the historical user data, scaling a hitbox associated with the object to form a scaled hitbox, detecting a user input based on an eye tracking being within the scaled hitbox, and in response to detecting the user input, initiating an action corresponding to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dongeek Shin, Ricardo John Campbell, Jingying Hu
  • Patent number: 11846993
    Abstract: A mobile device including various components in communication with one another, the mobile device comprising a flexible housing, flexible display device mounted in the housing, a deformation sensor mounted in the housing and a device controller configured to operate the mobile device responsive to receipt of data input from the flexible display device, wherein the device controller automatically deactivates the processing of at least a portion of data input received of the plurality of data input received from the display device responsive to receiving communication from the deformation sensor detecting a threshold level of deformation of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Thomas H. Hillery
  • Patent number: 11847906
    Abstract: A system may include an electromagnetic load capable of generating a haptic event and a haptic processor configured to receive at least one first parameter indicative of a desired perception of the haptic event to a user of a device comprising the electromagnetic load, receive at least one second parameter indicative of one or more characteristics of the device, and process the at least one first parameter and the at least one second parameter to generate a driving signal to the electromagnetic load in order to produce the desired perception to the user despite variances in the device that cause an actual perception of the haptic event to vary from the desired perception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Cirrus Logic Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Alderson, John L. Melanson, Anthony S. Doy, Eric Lindemann
  • Patent number: 11822726
    Abstract: An electronic device for touch translation includes a body, a plurality of pins extending from the body, the pins including couplings to facilitate movement of a first portion relative to a second portion of the pins, the pins being controllable to control movement of the first portion relative to the second portion and to control force applied by the pins on an external object. Sensors cooperating with the pins detect forces externally applied to the pins and a communication subsystem is utilized to communicate over a network, with a remote electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Brian Shuster, Gary Stephen Shuster
  • Patent number: 11822941
    Abstract: A current state of a mobile computing device may be monitored. The mobile computing device has a set of one or more installed applications. The current state is related to the set of installed applications. A first computing action of a user of the mobile computing device is identified responsive to the current state. The first computing action is related to the set of installed applications. Responsive to the first computing action, a set of one or more candidate computing actions is determined. The mobile computing device generates, based on the first computing action, a projected visualization that relates to a first candidate computing action of the set of candidate computing actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Venkata Vara Prasad Karri, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Sri Harsha Varada, Poorna Vadada
  • Patent number: 11797583
    Abstract: An intelligent document system provides one or more users, who are recipients of documents, with a way to “interact” with the documents for example for the purpose of understanding the content of the documents, and taking appropriate action in response to receiving the documents. Interacting with one or more documents can include navigating the documents guided by semantic content of the documents, asking questions that are answered based on the content of the documents. In some examples, the documents are “dynamic” in that users can manipulate data in the document for example for multiple different views or analyses. In some examples, the documents are augmented semantics and ontology that will allow the user to accurately navigate the document and achieve the natural interfacing they desire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Pryon Incorporated
    Inventors: David Nahamoo, Igor Jablokov, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 11762471
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a haptic feedback system and, particularly, to a device and a method for controlling an actuator for haptic feedback, the method comprising: a first step of controlling the output of an oscillator such that a clock necessary in the generation of a driving signal for driving an actuator is oscillated at a reference clock frequency; a second step of calculating the resonance frequency of the actuator from a cycle of a BEMF signal according to the driving of the actuator; and a third step of calculating a clock frequency for following the calculated resonance frequency of the actuator so as to newly change and set same to the reference clock frequency, thereby controlling the output of the oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: DONGWOON ANATECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Su Yeol Lee, Cheol Hoei Kim, Kyoung Rok Lee
  • Patent number: 11740784
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media for caching digital content are disclosed. Exemplary implementations may: access a social media platform through a client executing on a user device; generate a feed comprising digital content; cause display of the feed through a user interface on the client executing on the user device; receive a gesture from a user; in response to the received gesture from the user, cache at least a portion of the digital content of the feed; and cause display of the cached digital content on the feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventor: Sirisak Mark Kupasrimonkol
  • Patent number: 11727896
    Abstract: An apparatus, a method, and a control program stored in a non-transitory recording medium, for controlling display, each of which: displays one or more contents in a displayable area of a display, in response to an operation received from a first user; determines a part of the displayable area hidden by the first user, as a blind spot area for a second user, the second user locating farther from the display than the first user; detects a written content written in the blind spot area; determines at least one related content related to the written content that is detected, from the one or more contents displayed on the display; and controls the display to display the written content written in the blind spot area, and the related content related to the written content, in a part of the displayable area other than the blind spot area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Ozaki
  • Patent number: 11726567
    Abstract: A device is provided for delivering somatosensation. A garment is wearable on a body part, and includes an array of electrodes in electrical contact with skin of the body part when the garment is worn on the body part. An electronics module is configured to use the array of electrodes of the garment to apply a somatosensation pattern providing guidance in performing a motor action, or providing a pain sensation to the wearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Samuel Colachis, Eric Meyers, Justin Sanchez, David Friedenberg
  • Patent number: 11701191
    Abstract: An interventional robot system and a readable storage medium. In the interventional robot system, a touch switch is arranged on an operation lever and connected to a processor, and is configured to send a current switch state to the processor; a master-end encoder is arranged on the operation lever and connected to the processor, and is configured to send to the processor an operation lever displacement generated in response to the operation lever being controlled to perform a current operation; a null sensor is arranged on a base and connected to the processor, and is configured to send a current sensor state to the processor; and the processor is configured to control an interventional robot slave end to perform a movement corresponding to the operation lever displacement, such that an elongated medical instrument is accurately controlled to move, and invalid operations are eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: SHENZHEN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED BIOMEDICAL ROBOT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenglong Li, Jun Huang, Gang Yao
  • Patent number: 11695301
    Abstract: A wireless charging method includes: acquiring a charging type supported by a wireless charging device after handshake communication with the wireless charging device; and selecting a first receiving assembly and/or a second receiving assembly to charge batteries of a foldable-screen electronic device based on the charging type. By arranging the first receiving assembly and the second receiving assembly on the foldable-screen electronic device, at least one of the receiving assemblies can be selected for wireless charging the batteries of the electronic device when one side surface of the foldable-screen electronic device is proximal to the wireless charging device, thereby improving charging efficiency and shortening charging time. User experience can be improved as the users do not need to select a specified side surface for charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changyu Sun, Wei Sun
  • Patent number: 11681286
    Abstract: A remote movement system of the invention comprises an operation terminal and a vehicle electronic control unit. The operation terminal includes a touch sensing portion which senses a finger of a user touching the touch sensing portion and a terminal electronic control unit configured to transmit a control execution command for requesting an execution of a remote movement control to cause a vehicle to move to a target position when movement of the user's finger touching the touch sensing portion satisfies a predetermined touch interaction condition. The vehicle electronic control unit is provided in the vehicle and configured to execute the remote movement control in response to receiving the control execution command from the terminal electronic control unit. The predetermined touch interaction condition does not include a condition that the user's finger moves, touching the touch sensing portion along a predetermined specific path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shinya Sannodo, Naoya Matsunaga, Keisuke Oyama
  • Patent number: 11669168
    Abstract: A system for detection of a touch gesture of a user on a detection surface includes a processing unit, an electrostatic-charge-variation sensor, which generates a charge-variation signal; and an accelerometer, which generates an acceleration signal. The processing unit is configured to: detect, in the charge-variation signal, a first feature identifying the touch; detect, in the acceleration signal, a second feature identifying the touch; detect a temporal correspondence between the first and second features identifying the touch gesture; and validate the touch gesture only in the case where both the first and second features have been detected and the temporal correspondence satisfies a pre-set relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Fabio Passaniti, Enrico Rosario Alessi
  • Patent number: 11660528
    Abstract: A technique for implementing computerized games includes providing multiple gameplay spaces of a computerized game and receiving a model of a physical environment in which the game is to be played. The technique proceeds by fitting the gameplay spaces of the game to the model, such as by placing the gameplay spaces and their respective virtual objects into respective portions of the model, thus actualizing the game to the particular environment in which the game is to be played.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Reavire, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Gullicksen, Wil Fabrick, Ameya Lonkar
  • Patent number: 11653988
    Abstract: Surgical systems including a user console for controlling a surgical robotic tool are described. A witness sensor and a reference sensor can be mounted on the user console to measure an electromagnetic field distortion near a location, and to measure deformation of the location, respectively. Distortion in the electromagnetic field can be detected based on the measurements from the witness sensor and the reference sensor. An alert can be generated, or teleoperation of the surgical tool can be adjusted or paused, when a user interface device used to control the surgical tool is within a range of the distortion. The distortion can be from a known source, such as from actuation of a haptic motor of the user interface device, and the user console can adjust the actuation to reduce the likelihood that the distortion will disrupt surgical tool control. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Verb Surgical Inc.
    Inventors: Joan Savall, Denise Ann Miller, Hamid Reza Sani
  • Patent number: 11644971
    Abstract: A method and a device for displaying a keyboard, and a storage medium thereof are provided. The method is applied to a terminal and includes that the terminal generates, in response to receiving a trigger for displaying separate keyboards, at least two separate keyboards with display areas separated from each other on a screen of the terminal, where the at least two separate keyboards are generated respectively based on corresponding keyboard panels. Furthermore, the method includes that the terminal displays keyboard keys on each of the at least two separate keyboards, where the keyboard keys displayed on all the at least two separate keyboards constitute keyboard keys displayed on an unseparated keyboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Runhua Guo, Lin Fan, Zhanwei Luo
  • Patent number: 11640349
    Abstract: A method may be performed by a network server and includes: applying historical raw user data as an input to a first application running in a simulation environment; receiving activity log entries from the first application in the simulation environment; identifying a first group of the activity log entries corresponding to an error of the first application; saving an error entry in non-volatile storage media in response to identifying the first group of the activity log entries, the error entry including the first group of the activity log entries and an identification of action to be taken in response to the error of the first application; and causing a monitoring system to generate a first alert corresponding to the error entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Chun Kiat Ho, Harsha Singalreddy, Xin Wu
  • Patent number: 11640633
    Abstract: Example embodiments described herein disclose a specially configured device to receive and recognize enhanced user interactions through a graphical user interface. A user device may accordingly receive and display a set of search results, detect a user input entered via a touch-input device related to a single item from among the set of search results, determine a pressure exerted upon the touch-input device corresponding to the user input, and based on at least the pressure of the user input, select and execute an appropriate commerce action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Romi Akpala, Shikha Khare, Bryce Watson
  • Patent number: 11630453
    Abstract: Systems and methods of generating performance index for connected equipment in a building management system are provided. The connected equipment measures monitored variables and generates status codes. The system obtains data points of the monitored variables and the status codes from past N time units, and connected equipment specific parameters. The system performs first performance checks for the connected equipment using the status codes from the past N time units. The system performs second performance checks using the data points of the monitored variables from the past N time units, the connected equipment specific parameters, and a set of predetermined rules. The system determines individual performance check indicators based on the first performance checks and the second performance checks using first weights each determined based on a different timing. The system generates an overall performance index for the connected equipment using the individual performance check indicators and second weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: JOHNSON CONTROLS TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
    Inventors: Steven R. Vitullo, Kelsey C. Schuster, Michael R. Rhodes, Riley P. Shelton, John F. Kuchler
  • Patent number: 11604578
    Abstract: A touch control method includes steps of detecting a plurality of contact points being touched on a touch panel at a certain time; obtaining a plurality of distances between each two of the plurality of contact points; selecting a largest distance smaller than a predetermined distance among the distances; selecting the contact points falling into a first circular area formed by the two end points of the largest distance in the touch panel as a first contact point cluster and recognizing them as a first touch point; determine the first coordinate of the first touch point; selecting a second contact point cluster among the remaining contact points, by the same way, and recognizing them as a second touch point; obtaining the second coordinate of the second touch point; and performing data processing on a corresponding position of an image display area according to the first and/or second coordinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: BenQ Corporation
    Inventors: Chin-Jui Chi, Pei-Wen Huang
  • Patent number: 11604515
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to visualization for network virtualization platforms (“NVPs”) enhanced with non-visual sensory interactivity. A computer system can obtain data associated with an NVP. The computer system can generate a non-visual feedback environment representative of at least a portion of the network virtualization platform. The non-visual feedback environment can include non-visual sensory feedback to be presented to a user. The computer system also can receive one or more rules associated with the data. The rule(s) can be associated with one or more service elements of the NVP. The rule(s) alternatively or additionally can be associated with one or more events. The computer system can provide the non-visual sensory feedback via a non-visual sensory feedback device that outputs the non-visual sensory feedback to be sensed by the user. The non-visual sensory feedback can include audio feedback, haptic feedback, olfactory feedback, or some combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Roger Drew Wickes, John Oetting
  • Patent number: 11604535
    Abstract: A method for generating display data comprises detecting user input via an input interface. A processor is in communication with the input interface to generate display data comprising a display object for display by a display device. The display object is representative of an action that will subsequently be performed by the processor on continuation of the user input. The display data on the display device is output whilst the user input is being detected. Alternatively, the display object is caused to appear on the display device over time as the user input is being performed, wherein the rate at which the display object appears is different to the rate of performance of the user input. A device and executable computer program for performing the steps of the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Martin Chakirov
  • Patent number: 11599238
    Abstract: The disclosed system generates a three dimensional virtual space that includes an object representation of at least a portion of a human body and a first three-dimensional cylindrical surface floating within the three-dimensional space, wherein the first three-dimensional cylindrical surface includes a two-dimensional data area for a presentation of data to a user viewing the first three-dimensional cylindrical surface in the three-dimensional space. A two-dimensional data representation of first physiological data is displayed on the two-dimensional data area. In response to receiving a user selection of a portion of the three-dimensional cylindrical surface, the system generates one or more additional surfaces floating within the three-dimensional space. A two-dimensional data representation of second physiological data associated with the first physiological data is displayed on a data area of the one or more additional surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: VYAIRE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher M. Varga, Terry Blansfield
  • Patent number: 11592959
    Abstract: An electronic device displays one or more thumbnails. The device detects a first multi-contact gesture that includes movement of a first contact and a second contact; and, in response to detecting the first multi-contact gesture, the device displays content associated with a respective thumbnail and enlarges the content associated with the respective thumbnail to a respective enlarged size in accordance with the first multi-contact gesture. The device detects termination of the first multi-contact gesture; and, in response to detecting termination of the first multi-contact gesture: when a resizing metric based on the first multi-contact gesture is below a predefined threshold, the device ceases to display the content at the respective enlarged size; and, when the resizing metric based on the first multi contact gesture is above the predefined threshold, the device displays the content on the display in a predefined arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Oliver P. Wagner, Michael Matas
  • Patent number: 11568001
    Abstract: A visualization system generates for display one or more radial maps that represent data values for a plurality of parameters measured for groups of entities. Each group of rows of the radial map represents a group of entities for whom the parameters are measured and compared against a baseline or control group, while each column represents a measured parameter. If the visualization system determines that an entity has a data value for a measured parameter that deviates from the control group value by more than a threshold amount, the system visually distinguishes the outlier value from the other geometric shapes in the radial map. Additionally, two or more radial maps may be simultaneously displayed on a visual interface based on correlations between data points for groups of entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC
    Inventor: Oriana Jeannette Love
  • Patent number: 11556241
    Abstract: A method of copying content in a computing device includes detecting a gesture of an input tool which selects content to be copied that is displayed on a display of the computing device while the input tool operates within a sensing range of a proximity sensor of the computing device, and automatically copying the selected content to a clipboard in response to detecting removal of the input tool from within the sensing range of the proximity sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuriy Polyulya, Aleksandra Peteichuk, Olesya Koshkina, Stanislav Kupchanko