Tactile Based Interaction Patents (Class 715/702)
  • 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
    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: 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: 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: 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
    Inventors: Steven R. Vitullo, Kelsey C. Schuster, Michael R. Rhodes, Riley P. Shelton, John F. Kuchler
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
    Inventors: Yuriy Polyulya, Aleksandra Peteichuk, Olesya Koshkina, Stanislav Kupchanko
  • Patent number: 11550471
    Abstract: An electronic device with a touch screen display displays content of an electronic document, including text, and a cursor is displayed at a line of text within the electronic document. A multi-finger swipe gesture is detected, and in accordance with a determination that the multi-finger swipe gesture is in a direction at least partially parallel to the line of text and towards an edge of the touch screen display, the cursor is moved to a distal point of the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Imran A. Chaudhri, Nicholas K. Jong, Craig M. Federighi
  • Patent number: 11515049
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various aspects of remote presence interfaces (RPIs) for use on portable electronic devices (PEDs) to interface with remote presence 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: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    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 H. Kearns, Orjeta Taka, Ramchandra Karandikar
  • Patent number: 11481686
    Abstract: Implementations set forth herein relate to an automated assistant that can adapt to circumstances in which a user may invoke an automated assistant with an intention of interacting with the automated assistant via a non-default interface. For example, in some instances, a user may invoke an automated assistant by selecting a selectable GUI element. In response, the automated assistant can determine that, in the current context, spoken utterances may not be suitable for providing to the automated assistant. Based on this determination, the automated assistant can cause a keyboard interface to be rendered and/or initialized for receiving typed inputs from the user. Should the user subsequently change contexts, the automated assistant can determine that voice input is now suitable for user input and initialize an audio interface in response to the user providing an invocation input in the subsequent context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Keun Soo Yim, Zhitu Chen, Brendan G. Lim
  • Patent number: 11449222
    Abstract: System and method of moving selected content is disclosed. In response to detecting a first portion of an input that activates a move operation for selected first content, a copy of at least a portion of the first content is displayed in a container object, and the container object is moved from a first placement location to a second placement location relative to a characteristic location of the contact(s) on the touch-screen display. After the movement from the first placement location to the second placement location relative to the characteristic location of the one or more contacts, the container object moves in accordance with movement of the one or more contacts while the container object is maintained at the second placement location relative to the characteristic location of the one or more contacts as the one or more contacts move across the touch-screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Mark K. Hauenstein, Raymond S. Sepulveda, Marcos Alonso Ruiz, Julian K. Missig, Jeffrey T. Bernstein, Patrick L. Coffman, Stephen O. Lemay
  • Patent number: 11451882
    Abstract: An entertainment system provides data to a common screen (e.g., cinema screen) and personal immersive reality devices. For example, a cinematic data distribution server communicates with multiple immersive output devices each configured for providing immersive output (e.g., a virtual reality output) based on a data signal. Each of the multiple immersive output devices is present within eyesight of a common display screen. The server configures the data signal based on digital cinematic master data that includes immersive reality data. The server transmits the data signal to the multiple immersive output devices contemporaneously with each other, and optionally contemporaneously with providing a coordinated audio-video signal for output via the common display screen and shared audio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher DeFaria, Gregory I. Gewickey, Michael Smith, Lewis S. Ostrover
  • Patent number: 11442547
    Abstract: A system and method for a haptic display is disclosed. The haptic display includes a display head and an actuator layer. The actuator layer includes a pin board configured with a plurality of opening, and a plurality of pins configured to translate within the plurality of openings. One or more of the plurality of pins includes a display interaction end configured to physically interact with the display head and an actuation end. The actuation layer further includes a plurality of linear actuator elements physically coupled to the actuation end of the plurality of pins configured to bias a set of the pins against the display head. A bias of the set of pins against the display head generates a protrusion on the flexible surface that may be reduced by a biasing force of a user, wherein the user detects a reduction of the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventor: Lyle Richard
  • Patent number: 11435892
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, described herein is a system and method for enabling advertisement interaction with an electronic device, for use in a digital media content environment. A media device includes a touch-sensitive display screen, and user interface that enables access to a stored media application. During the streaming of media content from a media server, an audio advertisement or other type of advertisement can be inserted into a stream, for playback at the media device. Using playback controls provided either by the user interface, or by a headphones, headset, or other type of device, a user can interact with the advertisement (even if the user interface is locked), by performing a defined gesture, which, if received at the media application during a defined time period associated with the advertisement, is interpreted as a signal to select or otherwise interact with the advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Edward Chen, Simon Cohen, Carl Horned
  • Patent number: 11429149
    Abstract: A foldable electronic device includes: a display panel including a pixel array, a first region, a second region, and a folding region interposed between the first region and the second region, a plurality of gate lines connected with respective gates of a plurality of transistors included in the pixel array and extending in a first direction, a plurality of data lines connected with respective sources of the plurality of transistors and extending in a second direction crossing the first direction, a gate driving circuit connected with the plurality of gate lines, a display driver integrated circuit (DDI) connected with the plurality of data lines, a first detection line connecting a first gate line of the plurality of gate lines corresponding to the folding region with the DDI, a processor, and a memory operatively connected with the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Byoungryoul Song, Jungbae Bae, Jungchul An
  • Patent number: 11422653
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a touch and display control device with a touch screen controller and a display driver. The touch screen controller receives a touch sensing signal, generates touch raw data based on the touch sensing signal, and extracts touch information based on the touch raw data. The display driver receives an original image from a host processor, directly receives the touch information from the touch screen controller, generates touch trajectory information by accumulating the touch information, internally generates a touch image to be displayed with the original image based on the touch trajectory information, generates a composite image by synthesizing the original image and the touch image, and controls a display panel to display the composite image. The display driver includes a memory storing the touch trajectory information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: Changju Lee
  • Patent number: 11416110
    Abstract: An interactive system is provided. The interactive system includes an electronic device, a first image display device and a second image display device. The electronic device transmits a first image information to the first image display device for display. The electronic device transmits a second image information to the second image display device for display. Through the second image display device, a three-dimensional second image information is displayed in a space on one side of the second image display device. The three-dimensional second image information at least interacts with an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: LIXEL INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiang Yang, Chih-Hung Ting, Kai-Chieh Chang, Der-Jang Yu, Wen-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 11418471
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying an entity from a message exchange thread and generating a suggestion that is directed to the entity, such as a suggestion for a user to take an action on the entity. A suggestion application receives at least one electronic message from a message exchange thread, identifies an entity that can be actionable from the electronic message, determines contextual indicators of the entity, determines whether the entity is actionable based on the contextual indicators, and responsive to the entity being actionable, provides a suggestion that is directed to the entity to a participant(s) of the message exchange thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Seeds Milligan, Hila Shemer, Dennis Kiilerich, Gang Ji, Ori Gershony, Sergey Nazarov, Pranav Khaitan, Sushant Prakash, Anton Volkov, Ricardo Escutia, David Citron
  • Patent number: 11409274
    Abstract: A model predictive maintenance system for building equipment that performs operations including obtaining an objective function defining a cost of operating and performing maintenance on the equipment as a function of operating and maintenance decisions for time steps within a time period of a life cycle horizon and including performing a first computation of the objective function under a first scenario where maintenance is performed on the equipment during the period, a result of the first computation indicating a first cost. The operations include performing a second computation under a second scenario in which maintenance is not performed during the period, a result indicating a second cost. The operations include initiating an automated action to perform maintenance on the equipment in accordance with decisions defined by the first scenario if the first cost is less than or equal to the second cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Michael J. Wenzel, Jingduo Fan, Mohammad N. Elbsat, Robert D. Turney
  • Patent number: 11409366
    Abstract: A gesture-based device activation system is provided. The system may include a user computing device and a gesture application operable on the user computing device. The system may operate to allow the user computing device to capture gestures performed by a user, wherein the gestures are associated with user selected device functionality. The gestures performed by the user result in operation of the user computing device in accordance with the gestures and functions previously entered and stored by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Charles Isgar
  • Patent number: 11408749
    Abstract: A method and system for providing navigation commands allows users to navigate to a destination by way of haptic feedback. The method and system employ: (1) a processor executed software application, and (2) one or more vibrating nodes worn by a user. Upon providing a destination via an application, the application sends commands to the nodes to vibrate along a specific signature to indicate, through the sense of touch, navigation commands to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Stephen Wesley Schad, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11397497
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are related to a touch sensitive device. The touch sensitive device includes a panel with a surface including a tactile interface, where the tactile interface has surface variations forming a tactile pattern. In one aspect, tactile interaction with the tactile pattern produces an energy signature representative of the surface variations. In one aspect, the touch sensitive device further includes an electro-mechanical transducer configured to generate an electrical output signal in response to detecting the energy signature. In one aspect, an output of the electro-mechanical transducer is connectable to a processor configured to produce a control signal based on the electrical output signal of the electro-mechanical transducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Knowles Electonics, LLC
    Inventors: Charles King, Jay Cech
  • Patent number: 11392267
    Abstract: An icon display control method and a terminal are disclosed. The method includes: displaying, by the terminal, a first icon and a second icon in a first icon display area and a second icon display area, respectively; receiving, by the terminal, a first input by a user; in response to the first input, displaying, by the terminal, the first icon in an icon control box corresponding to the second icon display area; and updating, by the terminal, display content of the second icon display area to the first icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Ke Li
  • Patent number: 11379181
    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: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shir Judith Yehoshua, David Kliger Elson, David P. Whipp
  • Patent number: 11379114
    Abstract: A method of operating a first data processing system having a screen for responding to a vector gesture performed on that screen is disclosed. The method includes estimating a direction and assuming an identity for the vector gesture prior to the vector gesture being completed. A command that depends on the estimated direction and assumed identity is executed, the command being a command that would be required to update a current state of the first data processing system if the assumed identity of the vector gesture is correct. The command is executed prior to the vector gesture being completed. The current state of the first data processing system is then updated based on the data generated by the command. After the vector gesture has been determined to have been completed, the first data processing system is updated to a state indicated by the completed vector gesture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn R Engel
  • Patent number: 11374522
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include an apparatus for closed loop control of a linear resonant actuator comprising a motor drive circuit configured to provide a motor drive signal, a current and voltage sensing circuit coupled to the output terminal of the motor drive circuit and across the motor, and having current sense and a voltage sense outputs. A resonant frequency and back emf extraction circuit receives the current sense and voltage sense outputs, and outputs a resonant frequency signal output and a measured back emf signal output. An actuator model circuit has inputs coupled to the output of the motor drive circuit, the resonant frequency signal output, and a mechanical system quality factor signal generated by an adaptation circuit having an input coupled to the error summing circuit output. The error summing circuit has inputs coupled to the output of the actuator model and the measured back emf signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: David Hernandez, Supriyo Palit
  • Patent number: 11366522
    Abstract: The disclosed wearable apparatus may include (1) a device dimensioned to fit about a body part of a user, (2) a tensioning mechanism that harnesses to the device in a manner that is relative to the fit of the device about the body part of the user, and (3) an actuator couples to the tensioning mechanism that, when actuated, causes substantially tangential movement of the tensioning mechanism relative to a surface of the body part to produce substantially orthogonal movement of the device relative to the surface of the body part. Various other methods, systems, and/or computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Evan Matthew Pezent, Priyanshu Agarwal, Hrvoje Benko, Nicholas Colonnese, Ali Israr, Shea Jonathan Robinson
  • Patent number: 11366524
    Abstract: A tactile stimulation providing system includes: a tactile stimulation pattern generating apparatus for generating a tactile stimulation pattern through a user interface including a plurality of virtual actuators to which positions of a plurality of actuators are mapped; and a tactile stimulation providing apparatus including the plurality of actuators, the tactile stimulation providing apparatus driving the plurality of actuators according to the generated tactile stimulation pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: BHAPTICS INC.
    Inventor: Ki Uk Gwak
  • Patent number: 11354017
    Abstract: A display method and a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes: receiving a sliding operation of a user on a screen of a mobile terminal; determining a target response area on the screen of the mobile terminal, in response to the sliding operation; determining a target desktop page corresponding to the target response area from at least one desktop page of the mobile terminal, according to a correspondence relationship of response area and desktop page, where each response area corresponds to one desktop page; and controlling the screen to display the target desktop page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Junjie Zhao
  • Patent number: 11334164
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an enclosure having a transparent cover defining a touch-sensitive surface, a display positioned within the enclosure and below the transparent cover, and a haptic device configured to produce a haptic output along the touch-sensitive surface. The haptic device may include a battery element electrically coupled to the display, a magnetic element, and a coil assembly fixed with respect to the enclosure and configured to induce an oscillatory movement of the battery element parallel to the display to produce the haptic output. In other examples, the coil assembly may be coupled to the battery element and the first and second magnetic elements may be fixed with respect to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jody C. Fu, Erik G. de Jong, Christopher R. Pasma, Katharine R. Chemelewski, Rex T. Ehman, Brad W. Simeral
  • Patent number: 11335302
    Abstract: A dual-screen client device includes a user interface for providing content and application tools to a user in an easy to use manner. Different inputs of the user interface are presented to the user on one or both of the screens depending on a current state of the device and in response to user operation. Content such as an item of interest in a particular application is presented on one screen while tools or other inputs for that application are provided on the other screen. Through user operation of the interface or physical manipulation of the client device, the content and tools are swapped between the dual screens. For instance, buttons and menus can be brought up front to a closer screen for quick input, while active content (e.g., video chat, full image, drawings) is presented on the farther screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Bernardo Núñez Rojas
  • Patent number: 11321951
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for vehicle operator gesture recognition and transmission of related gesture data. More particularly, apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for vehicle operator gesture recognition and transmission of related gesture data to at least one geographic map programming interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Aaron Scott Chan, Kenneth J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11320960
    Abstract: The embodiments of the disclosure provide an icon display method, device and terminal. The method includes: displaying a user interface of a first application program; receiving a call out command, the call out command being configured to request to call out a target icon set; and displaying the target icon set according to the call out command, the target icon set comprising one or more target icons corresponding to the first application program. The technical solutions provided in the embodiments of the application realize that the icons, needed to be displayed, are dynamically adjusted based on different running applications, so that the icons can be displayed more freely and the operating requirements can be met better.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Fang Song
  • Patent number: 11308450
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for generating personalized smart responses. A messaging system receives a message transmitted as part of a communication session between a first user and a second user and determines a set of candidate responses for replying to the message. The messaging system filters the set of candidate responses based on a personalized vocabulary for the first user, yielding a set of personalized candidate responses. The personalized vocabulary for the first user is determined based on member profile data associated with the first user. The messaging system determines, based on a set of personalized candidate selection rules, a subset of the candidate responses, yielding a set of recommended responses to the message, and causes the set of recommended responses to be presented on the second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Bing Zhao, Bo Long
  • Patent number: 11308772
    Abstract: A tactile force information presenting system includes: a tactile force presenting device that generates the stimulus; a drive device that drives the tactile force presenting device; and a tactile force non-presenting device that does not generate said stimulus to an operator, and the tactile force presenting device presents the tactile force to the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Nakamura, Natsuo Koda, Yosuke Iizuka
  • Patent number: 11295545
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a camera, a display device, a touch panel, and a control device. The control device functions as a controller that, upon specification of, based on a trajectory of a swipe gesture accepted by the touch panel on an image captured by the camera and being displayed on the display device, a strip-shaped region containing start and end points of the swipe gesture and having a predetermined constant width perpendicular to a direction of the swipe gesture, recognizes a text in the specified region, extracts from the recognized text a title of an event and a date of the event, associates the extracted title of the event and date with each other, and sets the associated title of the event and date as schedule data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Diana Denise Basa-Martinez
  • Patent number: 11281563
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for facilitating actionable insights for performance of web products in database systems according to one embodiment. In one embodiment and by way of example, a method includes dynamically running simulation of modifications to performance factors associated with a web product, and collecting actionable insights associated with the performance factors based on one or more of cost-benefit ratings of the performance factors, one or more delivery platforms, one or more device types. The method may further include recommending, based on the actionable insights, one or more adjustments to one or more of the performance factors to enhance performance of the web product, and facilitating, based on the recommendations, the one or more adjustments to one or more virtual knobs corresponding to the one or more performance factors to facilitate one or more modifications to one or more metrics to enhance the performance of the web product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: salesforce.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Billy Ma, Jiten Oswal
  • Patent number: 11284251
    Abstract: A mobile device and a method are provided. A mobile device includes a display, a sensor configured to sense a user operation with respect to the display, a fingerprint sensor configured to sense a fingerprint of the user that input the user operation, a storage configured to store preregistered fingerprint information, and a controller configured to perform an operation corresponding to the user operation when the fingerprint sensed by the fingerprint sensor matches the stored fingerprint information and perform a fingerprint registration operation when the fingerprint sensed by the fingerprint sensor does not match the stored fingerprint information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Young-Ho Rhee, Jae-hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 11275444
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a shape-variable electronic device and an operation method of the same and, more specifically, the shape-variable electronic device includes: a substrate having a cell region; a light source unit on the cell region; and a flexible layer vertically spaced apart from the light source unit. The flexible layer includes an actuator part that changes a shape of the flexible layer, and the actuator part includes: a photo-thermal response part that receives light emitted from the light source unit and generates thermal energy; a deformation part which receives the thermal energy from the photo-thermal response part and of which mechanical stiffness is reduced; and a top electrode and a bottom electrode on both surfaces of the deformation part, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Inventors: Sung Ryul Yun, Suntak Park, Seongcheol Mun, Bong Je Park, Seung Koo Park, JaeWoong Yoon, Inwook Hwang, Jeong Muk Lim
  • Patent number: 11252467
    Abstract: Methods and systems for dynamically navigating content are provided. An input to perform content navigation may be detected; in response, several selectable navigation settings are displayed, each navigation setting being associated with a navigation interval. An input indicating a selection of a navigation setting may be received and an input about a navigation amount may be received. Based on the navigation amount, navigation within the navigation interval is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Ankur Anil Aher, Charishma Chundi
  • Patent number: 11231802
    Abstract: A haptic communication system includes either a switch assembly or a compilation of discretely installed components. The switch assembly and the installed components utilize a haptic actuator to elicit tactile and/or audibly perceptible haptic outputs. The switch assembly and/or a collective haptic communication system includes a processor communicating with the actuator. Computerized instructions cause the processor to receive a message from an external system, identify either an audio or vibrational output signal, and communicate the output signal to the actuator. The audio or vibrational output signal causes the actuator to propagate a respective pressure wave that elicits an audible or inaudible, vibrational response at the output surface of the actuator. The pressure wave causes tactilely and/or audibly perceptible vibration within the individual switch assembly or within an overall installation such as a seat or steering assembly in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Joyson Safety Systems Acquisition LLC
    Inventors: Jason Lisseman, Nicholas Borgerding, Erick Staszak
  • Patent number: 11232759
    Abstract: A display apparatus is provided. The display apparatus includes a display panel, a first layer, a signal applying unit, and a controller. The display panel displays an image. The first layer is formed on a first surface of the display panel. A shape of the first layer is changed when a first signal is applied to the first layer. The signal applying unit applies the first signal to the first layer. The controller controls the display panel to display the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventors: Jaejoong Kwon, Youngjun Seo, Hyesog Lee, Hyosun Kim, Byungchoon Yang, Chio Cho